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Bruce Rivers and the Fight to End Self-Snitching

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the indictment of Young Thug and Gunna before welcoming Bruce Rivers, attorney and host of ‘Criminal Lawyer Reacts,’ to discuss potential legal woes

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NBA Buzzer-Beaters, Formula One Grid Walks, and Scooping the Supreme Court

Plus, breaking down ESPN’s choice in bumper music and Turner Sports deciding on their no. 1 announcing team

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Amanda Edwards on Serving the City of Houston

Bakari talks to Edwards about a career that’s led her to the mayoral race in Houston, the fight for reproductive rights, and why she’s the right candidate for Houston

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Overturning Roe v. Wade and Dave Chappelle’s Attack

Plus, Drake hops in a wife’s DMs and Animal Games is back

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The 300-Year History of Abortion in America—in 30 Minutes

Derek and historians of abortion Mary Ziegler and Karissa Haugeberg provide a a fast, factual guide to how we got to this moment in America

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How Would the End of Roe v. Wade Change America?

Derek breaks down the ramifications of the reported Supreme Court leak

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Can a Victim Be a Bully? And the Sides of Toxic Christianity

Plus, discussions about a substitute teacher getting fired for a TikTok post and Van Jones being critical of the Biden administration

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Economic Mystery Hour: How Low Will Stocks Go? Is a Recession Inevitable?

Plus, debating the good and not-so-good reasons for canceling student debt

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John Heilemann on Politics and ‘The Circus’

Plus, Larry shares his thoughts on Elon Musk and Twitter

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Ben Crump and the Argument Against Banning Menthol Cigarettes

Ben joins Bakari to discuss the case surrounding Grand Rapids PD killing an unarmed man named Patrick Lyoya, policy changes taking place in Orlando, and the argument against banning menthol cigarettes

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Instant Reaction Pod! Elon Musk Buys Twitter. So, What Happens Next?

Derek Thompson and Charlie Warzel discuss how the acquisition could change media, tech, and politics

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Charles Booker and the Fight to Represent Kentucky

Booker joins Bakari to discuss the protection of democracy and running against Rand Paul for a U.S. Senate seat

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How Joe Biden Lost Millennials

Pollster and politics writer Kristen Soltis Anderson joins the show to talk about Biden’s eroding approval among young people and what it means for November

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Greg Bluestein and the Political State of Georgia

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s political reporter comes on to discuss how much credit is owed to Stacey Abrams for Georgia’s impact on the 2020 election, why the peach state is so critical in the 2022 election, and more

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Is Rupert Murdoch the Most Dangerous Man in the World?

New York Times writer at large Jim Rutenberg comes on to discuss CNN+’s ‘The Murdochs: Empire of Influence,’ including Rupert Murdoch’s prominence in media, his relationship to Donald Trump, and more

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Mark McKinnon and the Circus of American Politics

Mark, cocreator and cohost of Showtime’s ‘The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth,’ also digs into President Biden’s performance thus far and explains what viewers can expect from the seventh season of the hit documentary series

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When Will the Ukraine War End?

Plus: 10 good minutes on what Elon Musk is doing with Twitter

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Chris Hollins on Running for Mayor of Houston, Texas

Hollins also discusses why Texas has become ground zero for today’s culture wars and the prospect of following in Mayor Sylvester Turner’s footsteps

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What Is the “Don’t Say Gay” Law Really About?

Plus, the big Disney vs. DeSantis showdown in Florida

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Jordan Wiseley and Johnny Bananas on Their Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine

Johnny discusses his travels in Poland and Ukraine

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Phyllis Dickerson and the Importance of Local Politics

Dickerson discusses why Black mayors matter to Black citizens, the ways AAMA impacts and assists small-town mayors, and the current state of Black political power

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The Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson and a 2022 Oscars Preview

Van and Rachel also dig into Kanye West and the 2022 Grammy Awards

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How Ukraine Wins

Derek talks to The Atlantic’s Anne Applebaum about Zelensky’s global appeal, the roots of Putin’s lust for empire, and Ukraine’s prospects for victory

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Wendi Wallace on Upcoming Gubernatorial Races

Wallace, the deputy executive director of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), joins Bakari to discuss the path that led to her current role, break down what the DGA does, and analyze upcoming gubernatorial races throughout the country

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Could Putin’s War Crash the U.S. Economy?

Derek is joined by Jason Furman to discuss the worldwide economic impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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A Conversation on Transgender Athletics With Activist Raquel Willis

Plus, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing kicks off and Maury finally gets to retire

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Rep. Ro Khanna on Dignity in a Digital Age

Ro Khanna joins Bakari to discuss the importance of understanding technology, the potential revitalization thanks to the U.S. Innovation and Competition bill, and what Democrats need to do to maintain numbers in the House and Senate

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Julia Ioffe on Ukraine

Larry is joined by Julia Ioffe from Puck to talk about every angle of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Howard U to Strike? Plus, Herschel Walker and the Theory of Evolution.

Plus, Van and Rachel discuss the presence of Papa John’s in Russia and talk about Colin Kaepernick, who seems ready to suit up

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Social Justice and the NBA With James Cadogan

Cadogan joins Bakari to discuss his path from working in the Obama administration to his current role, the scope of the coalitions mission, and the ongoing conversations around getting Brittney Griner home safely

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The AP’s Philip Crowther on Covering Ukraine, Live Shots, and Reporting in Six Languages

Bryan and Crowther discuss the day-to-day journalistic operations in Ukraine

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The Cult of Kanye and Isabelle Khurshudyan on the War in Ukraine

Van and Rachel also discuss ‘The Power of the Dog’ director Jane Campion’s trending weekend