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A Whole Cruz World, Resource Warz! 10.19.18

In episode 256, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Julian McCullough to discuss a profile on Heidi Cruz, Ted Cruz's wife, Facebook's inflated video metrics, the boost of racism in the GOP, how a group of black senior citizens were ordered off a Georgia bus taking them to vote, the mainstream media taking Trump's side in regards to Elizabeth Warren's DNA test, the parts of the world where the resource wars will be fought, updates on the murder of Saudi journalist Khashoggi, the saddest profession, Fran Drescher and Cardi B bringing back 'The Nanny,' a 'Real World' reboot, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. There's now a 'Golden Girls'-inspired cereal and it's flying off the shelves

2. Heidi Cruz Didn’t Plan for This

3. Facebook may have knowingly inflated its video metrics for over a year

4. Democrats mount a Midwestern comeback

5. Thomas Homan: “This caravan issue lays at the feet of the Democratic Party up on the Hill.”

6. Mary Ann Mendoza: “Until our politicians really make a stand…we’re going to continue to see these caravans of people because we have politicians like Nancy Pelosi who encourage them to keep making this trek.”

7. Black senior citizens ordered off Georgia bus taking them to vote

8. White? Black? A Murky Distinction Grows Still Murkier

9. Here’s Where the Post-Apocalyptic Water Wars Will Be Fought

10. When the (Empty) Apartment Next Door Is Owned by an Oligarch

11. Kelly, Bolton Get in Profane Shouting Match Outside the Oval Office

12. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin pulls out of investment conference, rebuking Saudi regime

13. What we know about the 15 Saudis said to have played a role in Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance

14. Survey Finds Widespread 'Moral Distress' Among Veterinarians

15. Fran Drescher Says She's 'Talking' to Cardi B's Team About Casting Rapper in a Nanny Reboot

16. ‘Real World’ Reboot Coming to Facebook Watch

17. WATCH: Jordan Rakei - Midnight Mischief (Tom Misch Remix)

Fox News Not Sure How Movies Work, Hail Little Caesar 10.12.18

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

Trump Admin’s Only Popular Member Quits, 12 Years Left? 10.10.18

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

How About St. Lohan, Kanye For President (Of The Sunken Place) 10.2.18

In episode 243, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Yusef Roach to discuss Lindsay Lohan's weird white savior behavior on Instagram Live, Kanye West's appearance on SNL, Pete Davidson and his sex life, how the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh is going, Elon Musk stepping down as chairman of Tesla, Papa John looking for buyers, MoviePass still pulling shady shit, the band Korn making their own branded Koffee, Urban Outfitter's new 'Influencer' costume, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. WATCH: Lindsay Lohan Tried to Steal Kids from a Syrian Refugee Family

2. Kanye West praised Trump in a meandering speech on SNL. It didn’t air.

3, Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande really love talking about their sex life

4. Limits to FBI's Kavanaugh investigation have not changed, despite Trump's comments

5. Tesla’s stock (TSLA) surges on Elon Musk’s SEC settlement and anticipation of the quarter’s numbers

6. Papa John's asks potential acquirers to submit offers: sources

7. MoviePass is now forcing former users to opt out of new plan or risk being charged

8. Korn is now in the koffee business for some reason

9. Don't Wear This 'Influencer' Halloween Costume Unless Someone Pays You to

10. WATCH: Skinshape - detroit

Trump Disappears People From Rallies, Dictionary Adds New Words 9.10.18

In episode 228, Jack and special guest host Laci Mosley are joined by actor and writer Lucas Neff to discuss Barack Obama's speech at University of Illinois, Trump staffer's switching out indifferent people behind him at his rallies, how Trump wants Sessions to investigate who wrote the NY Times op-ed, Elon Musk's appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, new words in the dictionary, Jared Kushner having his 'Veep' moment, Domino's Pizza offering free pizza for life for tattoo's of the logo's, microwave weapons are a prime suspect in the attacks on US diplomats, Nicki Minaj donating money to the Cosby Show's Geoffrey Owens, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. In defining speech, Obama takes down Trump, his politics and enablers; warns of 'dire' consequences of not voting

2. Obama gives 'State of our Democracy' speech

3. Obama slams 'crazy stuff' coming out of Trump White House, hits politicizing of Justice Department

4. This hilarious, too-candid guy behind Trump was deemed an unsuitable background prop by the Trump choreographers. He was replaced (see next tweet) with someone who could actually feign enthusiasm for Dear Leader.

5. Trump wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate writer of anonymous NYT op-ed

6. Tesla's Elon Musk appears to smoke weed in Joe Rogan live interview

7. We Put a Bunch of New Words in the Dictionary

8. This Video of Jared Kushner Stuck Outside a Meeting Is Straight Out of ‘Veep’

9. Domino's Pizza tattoos earn some Russians 'free pizza for life'

10. Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers

11. Scientists and doctors zap theory that microwave weapon injured Cuba diplomats

12. Nicki Minaj plans on donating $25,000 to 'Cosby Show' actor Geoffrey Owens

13. WATCH: Leon Bridges - Lisa Sawyer (Audio)

White House Goes Coup Coup, Kamala Harris Has Receipts 9.7.18

In episode 227, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Max Silvestri to discuss Democrats grilling Brett Kavanaugh at his senate committee hearing, the death of Burt Reynolds, the New York Times anonymous op-ed piece from someone inside the Trump Administration, the normalization of Trump's corruption, Qatar lobbying to hang out with Trump, India abolishing gay sex ban, the signs of gentrification, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. WATCH: Brett Kavanaugh admits there are no laws governing the male body

2. CSPAN has posted the entire nearly 8-minute exchange between Kamala Harris and Kavanaugh on the Mueller probe. It is worth your time.

3. WATCH LIVE: Democrats Release 'Confidential' Kavanaugh Emails

4. BREAKING: Brett Kavanaugh was asked in 2004 about whether he was involved in the nomination of Bill Pryor. He said “I was not involved in handling his nomination"

5. BURT REYNOLDS DEAD AT 82

6. I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

7. Anti-Trump op-ed prompts guessing game on author's identity

8. ‘The sleeper cells have awoken’: Trump and aides shaken by ‘resistance’ op-ed

9. The Big Melt

10. Lindsey Graham faults Jeff Sessions for "zero-tolerance" policy

11. The New Lobbying: Qatar Targeted 250 Trump ‘Influencers’ to Change U.S. Policy

12. India Supreme Court Strikes “Sodomy” Ban in World’s Most Significant LGBTQ Rights Decision

13. Starbucks, florists and other warning signs home prices are about to go up

14. WATCH: The O'Jays - Back Stabbers

Alex Jones vs Rubio, Kanye vs Drake: FIGHT! 9.6.18

In episode 226, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Bechdel Cast co-host Caitlin Durante to discuss Kanye's apology to Drake, updates from Brett Kavanaugh's senate confirmation hearing, the Marco Rubio and Alex Jones spat, how the Republican Party is shrinking, some more take aways from Bob Woodward's book 'Fear,' incumbent Mike Capuano being beat by a progressive, the new Nike commercial with Colin Kaepernick, racist robocalls hitting Florida, how super-environmentalists don't vote, John Kyl replacing John McCain, and more!

FOOTNOTES:
1. Kanye apologizes to Drake, bringing peace to the earth
2. Brett Kavanaugh remains vague on Roe v. Wade, says loyalty is to Constitution -- live updates
3. Marco Rubio Clashes With Alex Jones In Capitol: 'I'll Take Care Of You Myself'
4. Kasich: ‘Our party is shrinking’
5. A lot of Americans spent 2017 bailing on the Republican Party
6. Data: Republican Party ID drops after Trump election
7. Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency
8. 5 Takeaways From Bob Woodward’s Book on the Trump White House
9. Ayanna Pressley Upsets Capuano in Massachusetts House Race
10. Progressives Keep Making Pollsters Look Extremely Dumb
11. WATCH: Nike - Dream Crazy
12. Inside Twitter’s Long, Slow Struggle to Police Bad Actors
13. Racist Robocalls Target Andrew Gillum, Democratic Nominee for Florida Governor
14. White nationalist in Idaho using Iowa phone number to spread racist message about Mollie Tibbetts' death
15. A ‘jaw-dropping’ 15 million super-environmentalists don’t vote in the midterms
16. Arizona governor appoints ex-senator Jon Kyl to fill McCain’s seat
17. Chicago Podcast Festival
18. WATCH: E-40 - Carlos Rossi