And this isn’t just about figuring out why some dude in Michigan voted for Trump. Though that’s part of it. We should figure that out. It’s about actually exploring division instead of putting it in side-by-side boxes on television, whether it’s a conversation about politics or religion, race or gender, or belief itself. Ana has accrued a bunch of unlikely friends in politics, and she has strong disagreements with those friends. So why not have a civilized, thoughtful conversation (with some jokes and maybe the occasional “oh come on” because these are important issues and people feel strongly) and see what happens?
Have you ever cancelled a celebrity? Do you believe you can separate the art from the artist? Do Twitter arguments and trending hashtags matter in the real world? This week Dianna Anderson joins Ana Marie Cox to answer all of these questions, and discuss her new book - Problematic: How Toxic Callout Culture is Destroying Feminism.
Ashley Nicole Black joins Ana to discuss her experiences as a writer and an academic, and to pass on some advice along the way. They begin with a conversation about the changes to comedy in the age of widespread “wokeness.” They also dive into broader social issues, and address a personal topic: the pressure to become a mother, and what it means to reject it.
The typical American family holiday can be characterized by the three F’s: food, family, and football. This week Ana Marie Cox and Mina Kimes discuss the intersections of sports and politics, and why football isn’t the safest dinner table topic anymore.
Nearly 30% of registered voters are Republican, but almost half of them don’t support Trump as of 2018. What happens to the other half? This week Amanda Carpenter joins Ana Marie Cox to discuss being in the other half, and the split in the Republican party.
Eric Holthaus joins Ana Marie Cox to discuss being a meteorologist in a time where climate change has reached both a critical point scientifically and politically. Tune in to see how you can fight your existential dread concerning global warming and come up with your own solutions.