Feminist know-it-alls Maya Gurantz and Rebecca Cohen get sauced and deconstruct culture, politics and anything else they can drunkenly over-analyze.
Elon Musk and the Anti-Defamation League
Wow, we did Nazi that coming! (Yes we did.) As Elon Musk beefs with the Anti Defamation League, Rebecca and Maya follow up on how he’s ruining Twitter and track how anti-Semitism on Twitter looks different in 2023 than it did in 2016.
Sauce Classics: Consiglieri Cohen & Trump as Gordon Gekko
As Trump’s legal issues mount, we revisit Part 2 of Maya and Rebecca’s discussion about Trump and mafia narratives, examining how the character types of the “fixer” and the shady business mogul shed light on the public’s perceptions of Michael Cohen and Donald Trump — as well as their apparent perceptions of themselves.
This week our Patrons also get a VERY SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE about the emotional stages of each of Trump’s subsequent indictments, with a special focus on the very mobby Fulton County RICO indictment.
Oppenheimer (with Special Guest Ellen Sebastian Chang)
Friends, if you’re looking for new and profound insights into the birth of the Atomic Age, you ain’t gonna find them in the turgid recent hit Oppenheimer. Rebecca and Maya welcome Very Special Guest, legendary artist Ellen Sebastian Chang, to drop personal and political context that exposes the limits of filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s historical, cinematic, and narrative imagination.
The Supreme Court (Part 2)
In Part 2, Rebecca and Maya dive deeper into what our corrupt and conservative Supreme Court actually looks like RIGHT NOW: poorly reasoned decisions! Inconsistent application of precedent for theocratic right-wing ends! Fancy RVs from billionaires! How do we not lose our minds? (Drinking recommended).
The Supreme Court (Part 1)
Isn’t the Supreme Court supposed to protect our rights – not take them away? Maya and Rebecca examine how our idealized notions about SCOTUS don’t match current reality, and how that didn’t happen by accident. They dig into Supreme Court history and uncover the far right’s decades-long project to capture the court and subvert democracy.
Rebecca and Maya break down the summer’s hottest corporate feminist blockbuster, asking all the REALLY IMPORTANT questions: How is Barbie like Schindler’s List? Is the movie really as man-hating as the right-wing pundits are promising us, or will we be disappointed? Can a 2-hour toy commercial even BE feminist? And why aren’t the Barbies humping?
Listening to King Richard episode and thinking that a lot of questions could be resolved through the lens of their being Jehovah’s Witnesses. He is the patriarch and you don’t question the patriarch.
These are the whitest women in the world.
I listened for Yellowjackets but was immediately deterred by the nonchalant reference to drinking $1500 tequila in Mexico. Newsflash, the “Judith Krantz” generation applied to about 17 of the richest whitest women in America and E.Jean Carroll is not required to perform her trauma for anyone. Also, I think the hosts need to revisit the definition of the word “ruin.”
100% binging episodes rn
So glad I began listening to the Sauce and happy to be binging to catch up. Hearing these insightful women dismantle current culture and news of the day with critical and historical knowledge, good drinks and humor has been cleansing. Get your double feminism over ice with a dash of f*cks and plenty of warmth. The rapport between these women is super smooth and moves you through the issues so well.