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Independent, non-partisan politics news where you'll hear the best arguments from across the political spectrum and interviews with fascinating people in the political world.

Tangle was initially a daily politics newsletter that you find here: https://www.readtangle.com/about

    Isaac quits his job

    Isaac quits his job

    In today's Tangle podcast, a brief but important special message from Tangle founder Isaac Saul.

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    • 6 min
    The National Review's David Harsanyi on Biden, guns and how Republicans can win

    The National Review's David Harsanyi on Biden, guns and how Republicans can win

    On today's podcast, we sit down with the nationally syndicated columnist David Harsanyi. He is an author, a senior writer at The National Review and a columnist at The New York Post.

    Harsanyi spoke with us about his view of the Biden administration, reflected on the state of the Republican party, shared his thoughts about the latest conversations around gun control and offered his view of how conservatives can win in the upcoming elections.

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    • 36 min
    Conservative writer Drew Holden on bias in the media

    Conservative writer Drew Holden on bias in the media

    In today's podcast, we sit down with conservative writer Drew Holden to discuss the state of bias in the media. Holden's work has been published in The New York Times, The National Review, The Washington Post, Fox News and The Federalist. He is also a media strategist and a former legislative assistant in the House of Representatives, where he spent some time working for Republican Rep. Paul A Gosar (R-AZ).

    During our conversation, we get Holden's thoughts on how the press is treating Biden, how things will change post-Trump, and what he made of those memorable attack ads from Rep. Gosar's family members. 

    To follow Drew, you can check him on Twitter here.

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    • 44 min
    Treating transgender youth with Dr. Erica Anderson

    Treating transgender youth with Dr. Erica Anderson

    On today's Tangle podcast, we sit down with Dr. Erica Anderson, a psychologist and clinician who works with transgender youth. Anderson's particular expertise is in the psychological aspects of gender and gender identity formation, and their relationship to individual development. She is also an expert in evaluating patients with psychological disorders and separating these conditions from gender issues. 

    During our conversation, we have Dr. Anderson explain the basics of what it means to be transgender, the challenging work of her day-to-day, how to tell the difference between a child "going through a phase" and a child experiencing gender incongruence, and all of the other questions you have probably wanted to ask about some hot button trans-related issues.

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    • 49 min
    Former CIA operative Jonna Mendez

    Former CIA operative Jonna Mendez

    Today, we sit down with Jonna Mendez, the former chief of disguise at the CIA. She was recruited to the agency in 1966, spent 27 years in service, and is on the Board of Directors for the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. She spent her career in the Office of Technical Services of the CIA, which is staffed by engineers, chemists, physicists, makeup artists and counterfeiters. It's the part of the CIA you probably imagine when you think of a James Bond movie.

    In this podcast, we chat with her about her favorite CIA gadgets, what her scariest moments in the service were, the time she got to impress George H.W. Bush and what it's like being in the CIA.

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    • 56 min
    Minky Worden explains what is happening in China — and how we know

    Minky Worden explains what is happening in China — and how we know

    On today's podcast, we sit down with Minky Worden, the Director of Global Initiatives at Human Rights Watch. Worden authored the 2008 book China's Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges and has previously lived and worked in Hong Kong as an adviser to the Democratic Party of Hong Kong chairman Martin Lee.

    We chatted with Worden about the current human rights crisis in China, the state of press freedom there, how global organizations could respond in a helpful way and the opportunity to do something about it before the 2022 Olympic games in Beijing, China.

    You can follow Worden on Twitter here.

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116 Ratings

116 Ratings

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