The “Putin’s War” Edition
Julia Ioffe on Vladimir Putin, GOP attacks on transgender children, and Democrats’ “hack gap”—with guest host Jane Coaston.
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Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Julia Ioffe for Puck News: “Will Putin Get His World War III?”
Anne Appelbaum for the Atlantic: “The Reason Putin Would Risk War”
The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
Here’s this week’s chatter:
David: Work at City Cast; David’s “Exploring a Secret Fort” tour for Atlas Obscura; Florida’s Mount Trashmore
Emily: Danny Hakim and Jo Becker for the New York Times Magazine: “The Long Crusade of Clarence and Ginni Thomas”; Jane Mayer for the New Yorker: “Is Ginni Thomas a Threat to the Supreme Court?”
Jane: Sports Twitter
Listener chatter from Charlie Hunt: Christopher Ingraham for the Washington Post “The Owl Pellet Economy: Meet The Entrepreneurs Who’ve Devoted Their Lives to Bird Vomit.”
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, following the death of public-health hero Paul Farmer, Emily and David discuss the concept of heroes and the roles they can play in contemporary life.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.