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In episode 527, Jack and special guest host Caitlin Durante are joined by comedian Tamer Kattan to discuss the weekend box office, what impeachment polls mean, some Democratic candidates no one had heard of dropping out of the 2020 race, Jared Kushner taking over the border wall project, who will take over when Queen Elizabeth retires or passes on, more shady behavior from NBC after firing Gabrielle Union, inappropriate Christmas tree ornaments on Amazon, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

  1. Weekend Box Office
  2. Top Judiciary Democrat dismisses poll showing declining support for impeachment: 'Our job is to follow the facts'
  3. The Winnowing Continues With Steve Bullock And Joe Sestak
  4. Jared Kushner’s new assignment: Overseeing the construction of Trump’s border wall
  5. Jared Kushner got help from ousted WeWork CEO on Middle East peace plan: report
  6. All It Takes Is a $100 Saw To Cut Through Trump’s Big Border Wall
  7. Kids Were Asked to Play 'Build the Wall' at a White House Halloween Party
  8. White House to use webcams to create live feed of border wall construction
  9. Democratic senators introduce bill to block funding for border wall live stream
  10. Camilla next Queen: Is Queen Elizabeth II grooming Camilla to step in to support Charles?
  11. Will the Queen Really Retire When She Turns 95?
  12. Gabrielle Union’s firing from ‘America’s Got Talent’ draws celebrity condemnation and an investigation
  13. Amazon pulls Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments, although other Holocaust merchandise remains on site
  14. Amazon Is Used to Promote White Supremacist Merchandise and Views, Report Says
  15. Dachau Nazi Concentration Camp Puzzle On Amazon Sparks Controversy (PHOTO) (UPDATE)
  16. WATCH: DYAN - Looking For Knives (Official Video)

In episode 519, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Lydia Popovich to discuss Goop's absurd holiday gift ideas, impeachment updates, Trump's abnormal medical visit, Joe Biden trying to figure out marijuana, Trump begging Louisiana not to embarrass him, the vaping lobbyists getting to Trump, hip hop and politics, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

  1. The Ridiculous but Awesome Gift Guide
  2. This is maybe the funniest thing he's ever said.
  3. Live updates: Trump says he will ‘strongly consider’ providing written testimony; McConnell ‘can’t imagine’ president being removed from office
  4. White House forced to deny Trump has serious health condition after ‘abnormal’ medical visit
  5. Joe Biden is still questioning if marijuana is a gateway drug, even though research doesn't support the idea
  6. Trump begged his followers in Louisiana: “You’ve got to give me a big win, okay?" 
  7. Steve Scalise: Trump doesn’t ‘look bad’ after Louisiana governor loss
  8. Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes
  9. Pompeo ‘Feels Under Siege’ After Hitting Rough Patch With Trump
  10. MC/MASTER OF CEREMONIES (EMCEE)
  11. The 1977 NYC blackout and the hip-hop spark that ignited soon after
  12. The History of Rap in China, Part 1: Early Roots and Iron Mics (1993-2009)
  13. 'Tasteless, Vulgar and Obscene.' China Just Banned Hip-Hop Culture and Tattoos From Television
  14. Russia’s Youth Found Rap. The Kremlin Is Worried.
  15. Why Putin is learning to love rap
  16. Putin's war on rap unites Russia's hip hop artists
  17. WATCH: Orion Sun - "Stretch" (The Key Studio Sessions)

In episode 251, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian, Pop Culture Collaborative fellow, and #GoodMuslimBadMuslim co-host Zahra Noorbakhsh to discuss Google trends, Kanye West's meeting with Trump at the White House, how Georgia's Secretary of State Brian Kemp is blocking over 50k voter registrations as he runs for governor, Trump's call to Fox and Friends, Melania doubling down on her #Metoo comments, Bob Corker's comments on the missing Saudi journalist, Facebook shutting down Facebook accounts used to influence politics, LeBron James sharing wine with his sons, Little Caesars giving away pizza to the needy, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Selena Gomez has full support of her friends and family as she seeks treatment

2. Jamie Lee Curtis Claps Back At Fox News For Calling Her A Hypocrite On Gun Control

3. "That was quite something": Kanye West steals the show at the White House — live updates

4. Report: Georgia's Secretary of State Is Blocking 53,000 Voter Registrations as He Runs for Governor

5. The takeaways from Trump's 47-minute "Fox & Friends" call

6. Melania Trump: I’m one of the most bullied people in the world

7. Khashoggi was murdered, Saudis did it, leading Republican says

8. SAUDI CROWN PRINCE BOASTED THAT JARED KUSHNER WAS “IN HIS POCKET”

9. Americans are now copying Russia and making hundreds of fake Facebook accounts to influence politics

10. LeBron James says he shares wine with his sons — ages 11 and 14

11. North Dakota Little Caesars has handed out 142,000 slices of pizza to needy people

12. Obi Juan - Grand Exchange

In episode 249, Jack and Miles are joined by visual artist and The Soft Spot co-host Meg Molloy to discuss the effects of Taylor Swift's political post, Kanye West's meeting with Trump, the false narrative that the republicans outmaneuvered the democrats, Nikki Haley's resignation, the fact that we only have a twelve year window to deal with climate change according to scientists, the disappearance of a journalist at the hands of Saudi's government, conspiracy theorists embracing the microwave attacking diplomats theory, Pizza Hut and Cinnabon joining forces, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Taylor Swift: Voter Registration Spike Follows Star’s Political Awakening

2. Kanye West will meet with Trump at the White House to talk prison reform, violence in Chicago

3. Haley: Kushner Is ‘Such A Hidden Genius That No One Understands’

4. April 25, 2018 - Trump Gets Better Grades On North Korea, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; But Voters Say Trump Is Making World Less Safe

5. Is Nikki Haley the most popular politician in America?

6. Majority of top U.S. newspapers fail to mention landmark climate change report on their homepages

7. Khashoggi Disappearance Is Part of a Ruthless Saudi Campaign to Crush Dissent

8. Oprah, Rupert Murdoch, Harvard: Saudi Prince’s U.S. Tour

9. Trump’s Publisher Pal Puts Saudi Propaganda Magazine in U.S. Supermarkets

10. Saudi women's rights activist arrested as long-time driving ban lifted

11. Trump Gives Dictators the Green Light

12. Conspiracy Theorists Are Embracing A Microwave Theory About US Diplomats Injured In Cuba

13. Pizza Hut and Cinnabon combine forces to make home cinnamon-roll delivery a reality

14. WATCH: LION BABE - Rockets (Official Audio) ft. Moe Moks

In episode 248, Jack and Miles are joined by Kinda Dating podcast host Natasha Chandel to discuss website traffic rankings, Venom and A Star Is Born crushing the box office, a new story that reveals that dogs aren't as smart as we thought, Taylor Swift finally getting political, all the state deadlines for registering to vote, Kanye West's clear mental health issues, a new poll showing the gender gap when it comes to party support, Banksy's newest Banksy idea, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Top Websites Ranking

2. 'Venom' breaks records, 'A Star Is Born' shines at the box office

3. Your Dog May Be Smart, but She’s Not Exceptional

4. What Made Taylor Swift Finally Get Political?

5. How to Register to Vote: Deadlines for Each State

6. Fox News guest @charliekirk11 loved when Kanye went on a pro-Trump rant—but now wants Taylor Swift to shut up? The hypocrisy is staggering

7. Pete Davidson Issues Mental Health Plea to Kanye West on SNL

8. Survey of battleground House districts shows Democrats with narrow edge

9. Why putting £1m through the shredder is Banksy’s greatest work

10. WATCH: Wayne Snow - Nothing Wrong