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On this season of With Friends Like These, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, host Ana Marie Cox looks at post-Trump America and tries to find models for how we forgive people, and if we should.

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On this season of With Friends Like These, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, host Ana Marie Cox looks at post-Trump America and tries to find models for how we forgive people, and if we should.

    How to Craft A Life Worth Living

    How to Craft A Life Worth Living

    After enduring what she calls “700 bad days” in a row, author Kelly Williams Brown realized that simple rituals and crafty projects were often what got her through her most difficult days. In her new book “Easy Crafts for the Insane” she explains the practical, fun, and do-able activities that offer an escape from a chaotic world.

    Note: This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. This conversation offers a set guardrails to activate in moments of deep crisis. If you need to talk to someone right now, please call the national suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255 or try the Crisis Text Line, 741-741

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Power Struggle Behind Who Does The Dishes with John Hodgman

    The Power Struggle Behind Who Does The Dishes with John Hodgman

    For the past 10 years, actor, author and humorist John Hodgman has hosted the podcast “Judge John Hodgman” where he helps friends, roommates and romantic couples negotiate their long-standing quibbles: Things like: “Which one of us is loading the dishwasher right?” Throughout the years, John’s discovered some deeper throughlines about gender roles and power dynamics. He also talks about his animated show on FXX called “Dicktown” which is a surprising window into male sensitivity and forgiveness.

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    • 51 min
    The Anti-Black History of the Second Amendment w/Carol Anderson

    The Anti-Black History of the Second Amendment w/Carol Anderson

    Best-selling author of "White Rage" Carol Anderson explores the anti-Black history of the Second Amendment. There is structural racism built into our Bill of Rights! The story of white Americans' fear of black Americans with guns starts with the enslaved people who fought against the British and runs all the way to the killing of legal gun owner Philando Castile - and beyond. Her new book is The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America.


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Lawsuit About the Indian Child Welfare Act That Isn’t About the Children

    The Lawsuit About the Indian Child Welfare Act That Isn’t About the Children

    Fellow Crookedian Rebecca Nagle joins us to talk about Season Two of “This Land.” From the “boarding schools” of the 19th century to the good intentions of the Indian Child Welfare Act — and the big money campaign to repeal it.



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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Everything You Thought You Knew About the Alamo Is Wrong

    Everything You Thought You Knew About the Alamo Is Wrong

    The co-author of “Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth,” Bryan Burroughs, debunks the Anglo-centric fables surrounding Texas’ founding myth — with a cameo appearance from Phil Collins. (In the myth, not as a guest on the show.)

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Brian Broome Is His Own Man with Brian Broome

    Brian Broome Is His Own Man with Brian Broome

    Brian Broome’s dad used to threaten to hit him so hard he’d go to heaven — “punch him up to the gods” — if he didn’t conform to the ideal of Black masculinity. Broome joins to discuss his memoir, “Punch Me Up to the Gods, and rising above that threat, finding himself, and finding recovery. Then on this week's Adorables segment, comedian (and fake judge) John Hodgman joins to tell us about his cat Lolo.


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    • 1 hr 26 min

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4.6 out of 5
6.3K Ratings

6.3K Ratings

pippsqueaker ,

Maine coon cat

Greatly enjoyed this episode, I too had a Maine coon mix cat, her name was Cooper Marie.She too was not the brightest cat I’ve ever had. But I loved her nonetheless as Brian does. Anna, I appreciate your insights, your gentleness, and your honesty. Long time listener first time commentor❤️‍🔥

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conversations with friends

that’s how i describe the listening experience. the host has such a way of making each conversation special and relevant. love to listen and learn alongside the host/guest.

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Relevant, Clear, and Moving

Ana does a great job picking guests and asks the *exact* questions that I want to know the answers to. She does it clearly and concisely and it’s all very relevant 😄 I search high and low for quality social justice podcasts, and I found a good one here.

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