This week, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Josie Duffy Rice discuss Europe’s deadly heat wave, Joe Manchin’s balk at climate legislation, and the inevitable tragedies already happening post-Roe.
Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Lindsay Whitehurst, Camille Fassett, and Jasen Lo for the Associated Press: “Social Programs Weak in Many States With Tough Abortion Laws”
The Ministry for the Future, by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness, by Meghan O’Rourke
Forbidden City, by Vanessa Hua
Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow, by Michael Thompson
John Dickerson for Slate: “My Daughter Went Away to Camp and Changed”
Here are this week’s chatters:
John: Carol D. Leonnig and Maria Sacchetti for The Washington Post: “Secret Service Watchdog Knew in February That Texts Had Been Purged”
Josie: Zak Cheney-Rice for New York Magazine: “Larry Wilmore Knows No Bounds”;
David: Uncomfortable Conversations with Josh Szeps; Elias Esquivel for World Athletics: “Patterson Takes Surprise High Jump Gold In Oregon”
Listener chatter from Mark Wegener: Gamaliel Bradford for the January 1930 issue of The Atlantic: “The Genius of the Average: Calvin Coolidge”
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Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.
Research by Bridgette Dunlap.