The show returns this week, along with writer Noah Berlatsky as the three men discuss the weaponization and misappropriation of empathy in politics. Discussed is his article “The Case Against Empathizing with Trump Voters”.
Problems cannot be solved until they are first acknowledged. But solutions brings many perspectives, thus creating further problems. To solve those, we must first solve the problem of those differing perspectives.
A throwback-esque moral panic episode of sorts, the guys discuss Trump voters, Evangelicals and what these groups of people might mean for the country going forward.
Myths, history, realities. More of the same, this time with more Baldwin.
Josh Bertone returns to discuss the voters opinions on Bill Clinton and the allegations against him compared to the allegations against Donald Trump. How do voters take into account reprehensible behavior from their preferred candidates?
This week the guys discuss Cultural Phenomena, how that gets to be defined, and the backlash effect with each example.
Starting off 2018 with their vaunted unbiased reps on the line, the guys discuss checking one’s biases, how they try to and often/ultimately fail. Before that, they briefly respond to an e-mail which previews the now-guaranteed upcoming Tropes in Romantic Plots episode.
Centered mainly around Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article “The First White President”, Salty Don and Sugary Harry discuss the cognitive dissonance of the Trump voter, particularly the POC voter.
The guys return to talk about the modern resurgence of Nazism in America and how best to fight them.