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August 02, 2022
What A Day
Yes We Kansas

In This Episode

  • Abortion access in Kansas will be preserved because yesterday the state overwhelmingly voted against a referendum designed to open the door to abortion bans. Meanwhile, the Justice Department sued Idaho on Tuesday over that state’s abortion law — the first lawsuit filed against a state’s anti-abortion law by the Biden administration since the Supreme Court overturned Roe.
  • California declared a state of emergency on Monday to combat the outbreak of monkeypox. New York and Illinois have done the same, along with the cities of New York and San Francisco.
  • And in headlines: the Senate passed the PACT Act, the defamation trial against InfoWars host Alex Jones continues, and the U.S. imposed more sanctions on Russian individuals and companies.

 

Show Notes:

 

 

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TRANSCRIPT

 

Priyanka Aribindi: It’s Wednesday, August 3rd. I’m Priyanka Aribindi. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: And I’m Josie Duffy Rice. And this is What A Day, where we hope one day that our travel plans will be tracked as closely as Nancy Pelosi’s. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah, if things go my way, the world will be waiting with bated breath to see if I take Delta Airlines to visit my family in Chicago. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: That’s right. And if you do, there will be some kind of military response. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: I hope not. [music break]

 

Priyanka Aribindi: On today’s show, California, Illinois and New York all announce states of emergency because of monkeypox. Plus, Trump’s default mode is chaos agent, and he’s stuck to it recently by endorsing just Eric in a race with three Eric’s. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: That’s the funniest thing that anybody could ever do. And I just want to– 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Wild, is wild. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: –give a high five. If there are going to be three Eric’s in a race. This is what they deserve. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: That’s the move you got to do. He’s a terrible human being. He’s proved that time and time again. But this is hilarious and you got to give him that. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: It’s really funny. But first, some updates on the fight for abortion rights across the country, now Priyanka. Let me start by saying that, as usual, the current state of the right to abortion is a mess. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Total fucking mess. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: And in many places it’s not even clear what’s illegal and what isn’t. The law is always shifting, and even when it isn’t shifting, it’s imprecise in this way that makes doctors have to choose between saving someone’s life or losing their license. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Not a choice I think they were signing up to make when they thought they were, you know, going to help people. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah. It’s not pro-life, I’ll tell you that. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Certainly not. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: And the dark irony of this, of course, is that anti-abortion advocates have long claimed that the standard Roe established was too imprecise and that by outlawing abortion, they were going to make it simple for everyone. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah, uh just the absolute opposite happening here. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right, exactly. And I say that as a preface here to point out that abortion rights advocates were right all along when they said, look, there will be death, there will be harm, there will be serious physical consequences to pregnant people facing complications. They were told that they were fear mongering and they were not. And we see that already. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: They were completely right. That is absolutely what is happening. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yep. So on that note, there are some abortion rights updates to tell you about Priyanka. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Okay. So first, what is happening in Kansas? 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: So there is good news. Kansans voted overwhelmingly to preserve abortion access as reported yesterday. The people there voted on whether to keep the state’s constitution as is, which guarantees the right to abortion access. And they did by a huge margin, which is a huge victory for activists and a huge loss for state Republicans who spent three years trying to get this question on the ballot. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: This is so exciting. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: It truly is. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Congratulations to everyone in Kansas, everyone who’s rooting for this. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Ashley All who was on this show telling us all about all the work that they have done, talking to, you know, Democrats, unregistered people, even moderate Republicans trying to get this done. This is so exciting. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Truly, it really is. And it proves what we already know, which is that people overwhelmingly support access to abortion rights. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Definitely. Okay. So what other abortion news is there to share? 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: So first, the Department of Justice sued Idaho yesterday over the state’s abortion law. According to the New York Times, this law would prevent ER doctors from, quote, “performing abortions even when they’re necessary to stabilize the health of women facing medical emergencies.” This is the first lawsuit filed against any state’s anti-abortion law by the Biden administration since the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe in late June. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: This is like just an absolutely vindictive, cruel law. I mean, there is nothing wrong with if you are a person who is pregnant, you want an abortion, you get one. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: That’s totally allowed. But this is also– 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Next level. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: This is for people facing medical emergencies like in the ER. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: This is for no other purpose than to inflict harm. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: But is this just limited to ER doctors or other medical professionals included in this or just them. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: This is directed at emergency room doctors specifically. It’s a pretty narrow slice of like who we could be talking about generally. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Narrow, but like incredibly cruel. Probably the cruelest perspective you could have taken on that. But what is the argument here? 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: There is an existing federal law. It’s called the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. And the DOJ says that this prevents states from restricting emergency room doctors from treating pregnant people in these situations. That sounds right to me, given the name of the law. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: They’re a person with an emergency, and that is the emergency room doctor’s job. So very straightforward. Sure. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: But I guess we’ll see uh what a court says about that. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah, no, I don’t think we’ve heard any um good court news in quite a long time. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: You’re right. You’re right about that. In other news, regarding federal attempts to protect the right to abortion on Monday, a quote unquote bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill that would codify abortion rights on the federal level. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Okay. So you just said, quote unquote, “bipartisan”, because while the bill itself is technically bipartisan, it’s misleading to imply that there is a ton of bipartisan support around this bill. Okay. So tell us a little more what’s going on here. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: The bill was introduced by a Virginia Democratic senator, Tim Kaine, Arizona Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Alaskan Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins, who you may remember was very, very sure that Roe was settled law. So it is bipartisan in that two Republicans are sponsoring this legislation, but they are also the only two Republicans who are even remotely going to support it. Right. So it does feel like a little misleading to imply that this is like a bipartisan bill. You know? 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: [sigh] Yeah, definitely. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: So according to The Hill quote, “the bill aims to prevent states from enacting laws that impose an undue burden on access to pre viability abortions while also allowing some reasonable limits on post viability abortions so long as they don’t impact the life and health of the mother.” But the bill does not present a clear definition on viability, nor what is a real danger to the, quote, “life and health of the mother.” As you know, a bill introduced by Democrats, the Women’s Health Protection Act was in front of the Senate twice this year and failed both times. So this is like the bipartisan effort to do something similar. Some of them are conservative, but it will also most likely fail. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Cool. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Good times.

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Cool, cool, cool, cool. Love to hear it. Is anything else happening on this front? I’m a little terrified to ask. Like, could it be good news? I don’t know. But, like, what’s happening here? 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Um, it couldn’t be good news. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Mmm mm. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: But congrats on knowing it couldn’t be good news. That’s the good news. [laugh] You are able to predict how bad things are going to be. So there is uh one last thing, which is that in my state, Georgia, an often lovely and wonderful place, that can also be a nightmare for anything remotely related to progressive values. You can now claim your fetus on your taxes. The Georgia Department of Revenue announced that they will, quote, recognize any unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat as eligible for the Georgia individual income tax dependent exemption as a $3,000 exemption. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Wild. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Wild. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Wild, wild, wild. Don’t like the sounds of this. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Don’t love it. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: And as Stacey Abrams campaign manager tweeted, quote, “So what happens when you claim your fetus as a dependent and then miscarry later in the pregnancy? You get investigated both for tax fraud and an illegal abortion?” Like. That’s my question, everyone’s question. Exactly. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right, again, it’s just conservative state officials playing politics without thinking it through. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah. And like kind of offering a bribe for, like, this information that they’ll then– 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Mmm hmm. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: –turn around and use against you. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yup. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: The minute that you know something goes wrong in your pregnancy. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Do not go telling state officials. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Absolutely. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Don’t do that. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Don’t go giving that information to anybody. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah, exactly. So that is the latest on abortion rights news for today, Priyanka. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: All right. So we have some other public health news. California declared a state of emergency on Monday to combat the outbreak of monkeypox. It becomes the third state in four days to take the step and declare an emergency. New York and Illinois have done the same, along with the cities of New York and San Francisco. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Okay, so what does declaring a state of emergency actually mean in this sort of situation? 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: So it’s not just public recognition. Declaring a state of emergency actually helps expand resources like vaccine distribution, which has been an issue so far, and it helps streamline the response across different levels of government. In California, this declaration means that emergency medical services workers can administer monkey pox vaccines that are federally approved. That vastly increases the number of people who can do that. But on the national level, federal health officials haven’t declared this a health emergency at this point, in part because monkeypox is a disease that’s already known. There are tests, vaccines and treatments for it. But President Biden’s health secretary, Xavier Becerra, did urge states and municipalities to take a more active role in fighting monkeypox because they really have a lot of power when it comes to public health. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Totally, even though we know at this point people are more skeptical of the idea of public health as it relates to government. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Totally. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Um, this all is coming during an uptick in monkeypox cases. I feel like for so long it was like there aren’t that many cases and now there are a lot. So where are the numbers now? 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Since May, over 5800 cases of monkeypox have been reported in the U.S. This is almost certainly an undercount. There are more out there and nearly half of them have been reported in New York, California and Illinois. So the three states that have declared emergencies so far. There haven’t been any fatalities from monkeypox in the US. The disease is rarely fatal, but the rash that it causes can be extremely painful and it usually causes flu like symptoms. So far, men who have sex with other men, that is the official term that public health officials use, have had 99% of the confirmed cases. But those same officials emphasize that the virus can spread to anybody who has prolonged skin to skin contact with someone who has the rash. So it’s not like COVID that you can get from being in a shared space with someone who has it. But it’s also been reported that it can be transmitted via shared linens or clothing like bed sheets, things like that. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: So let’s talk about the vaccines, because I know there have been issues with people being unable to get them recently. What’s happening there? 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah, access has been limited, which is definitely a problem as cases in the US double every week or so. And these states’ governors have mentioned in their emergency declarations that they hope that doing so, declaring that emergency helps them get the vaccines that they need. As of last week, the Department of Health and Human Services had delivered over 336,000 doses of Jynneos. An FDA approved vaccine for smallpox and monkeypox and more will be coming. Federal officials have ordered nearly 7 million doses, which should arrive in batches over the next few months. But there are an estimated 1.6 million gay and bisexual men who health officials say are at the highest risk for this. But we certainly don’t have the supply as of now to vaccinate all of them. Jynneos is supposed to be administered in two doses, 28 days apart. But some states have been holding back on that second dose until more vaccines become available. We’ll keep you updated as we continue to learn more. But that is the latest for now. [music break] Let’s get to some headlines. 

 

[sung] Headlines. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: The Senate passed the PACT Act yesterday, a measure that would expand health care coverage for veterans who are exposed to burn pits and other lethal toxins while abroad. Republicans blocked swift passage of the act last week, citing a, quote, “budget gimmick”. But they switched course and the legislation is expected to benefit over three and a half million veterans who are at higher risk for respiratory issues and cancer because of these exposures. President Biden is expected to sign it into law. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: The defamation trial against Infowars host Alex Jones continued yesterday. He is being sued for pushing the baseless conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 was a hoax. Neil Heslin, the father of a six year old boy who was killed in the attack, took the stand and he told jurors about how fans of Jones harassed him as a result of these claims. Heslin also shared how hurt he was by Jones’s assertion that his son wasn’t real and said, quote, “He lived. I was blessed with six and a half years. I cherish those days.” Just heartbreaking. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Honestly. So devastating. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Another mass shooting trial that’s underway is the one against the Parkland School shooter. Jurors in that case will determine whether the gunman receives a life sentence or the death penalty. And yesterday, parents of the victims shared their stories of grief and loss with the jury. Here is Ilon Alhadeff, whose 14 year old daughter was killed in the shooting: 

 

[clip of Ilon Alhadeff] She’s supposed to get married. And I was going to ha– my father daughter dance. She would have had a beautiful family. All those plans came to an end with Alyssa’s murder. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Both of those trials will continue this week. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Four people were found dead earlier this week in areas damaged by the McKinney Fire in northern California. According to state officials, the fire has now burned through 55,000 acres of land since it erupted last Friday, and the blaze has destroyed over 100 homes and other buildings. Authorities say that the fire is still far from contained. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: The U.S. imposed more sanctions on a number of Russian individuals and companies yesterday in an effort to further punish Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine. Among the people hit with sanctions is Alina Kabaeva, the former Olympic gymnast who is long rumored to be Russian president Vladimir Putin’s romantic partner. Ooh la la. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Cool, cool, cool. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Um yeah, that doesn’t sound romantic. He sounds like a terrible partner and human. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Not the boyfriend I would want. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Certainly no. Kabaeva and a number of Russian oligarchs linked to Putin are now barred from entering the U.S., conducting transactions with Americans and accessing any assets they may have in the U.S.. 24 Russian companies dedicated to bolstering Russia’s military defense were also sanctioned on Tuesday. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yesterday was primary day in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Washington state and the state with the most lizards per capita, Arizona. Results will keep trickling in over the next couple of days, but things got exciting Monday night when Trump went Riddler mode with his endorsement of a candidate in Missouri’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Forced to choose between the far right Republican Eric Greitens and his establishment but still far right counterpart Eric Schmidt. Trump chose Option C and endorsed just ERIC in all caps with no last name in an email to supporters. This allowed both Erics to flaunt Trump’s quote unquote, “endorsement”. A third lesser known Eric, Eric McElroy was also in the race, which only added to the confusion. But in the end, the winning Eric was Eric Schmidt. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: This is like, A.) Hilarious. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Hilarious, truly. So funny.

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Like you gotta like, so three Erics in a race is wild in the first place. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: So funny. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: This is a hilarious thing to do. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Love it. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Just send everything swirling into chaos. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: But also, like, what a way to be like, you know, either way, I’m right. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Totally. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Like, it’s fine. Like, whoever wins. Like, I endorsed the race. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Totally, it wasn’t a mistake. He had the chance to clarify which Eric he wanted, and he never did. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: No, and he was like, you saw his statement? 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: I said what I said. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: I do love the idea of throwing more chaos into any Republican race at any given point. So, like. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Love it. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Do your thing babe. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Do your thing. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: But also, don’t ever do your thing. But like this one time, it was funny. [laugh]

 

Priyanka Aribindi: That thing allowed, anything else, just a no. The Trump urge to restore iPhones to factory settings has struck again. A lawsuit filed by the independent watchdog group American Oversight has revealed that the Department of Defense wiped the phones of several prominent Pentagon officials under Trump at the end of his tenure. Had the texts been preserved they could have provided insight into the military’s delayed response to January 6th. Importantly, the DOD wiped the phones after American oversight filed FOIA request to retrieve their contents in early January of last year. Which to use a cybersecurity term, is sus as hell. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Mmm. hmm. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: This update comes days after reports surfaced that January 6th texts from two key Trump Homeland Security officials, Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli are also missing. As Marie Kondo once said, don’t hold on to records that could further implicate your boss in a coup attempt unless they spark joy. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: The records that would implicate them the most always go missing. It’s so weird how that happens. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Did they think like no one would find out about this? Like, if you wipe a phone that, like, oh, looks like there was nothing on it. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: You know but they thought they’d probably just get away with that and they might. So Mother Nature is now using the literary device called Irony to tell us how mad at us she is. Production of the TV show Snowpiercer, which is set in a world that was frozen over after a failed attempt to stop global warming was briefly halted due to, guess, global warming. The show is shot in British Columbia, where temperatures hit the mid nineties last week, which I don’t know much about British Columbia, but that doesn’t sound like how it’s supposed to be there. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Nope, definitely not. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: That turned the jackets that castmembers must wear to simulate a post-apocalyptic ice age into goose down death traps. So if you needed one more reason to take climate change seriously, it’s so we can have uninterrupted production of the TNT series Snowpiercer. Now, Priyanka, you and I have the same movie tastes. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah, maybe not Snowpiercer. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: It’s usually not Snowpiercer. However, I have seen the movie Snowpiercer and it’s legit good. Although it is more stressful than you and I like our movies. We don’t want to stress. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: The only stress I want, are like are Annie and Halley’s parents getting back together? 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right? And the answer is yes, thank God, because. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Thank God. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: They are the only two people on earth who think you can just separate twins [?] school because they look alike. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: [laughing] Bizarre plot of a film. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Bizarre choices. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Though I am wondering, like, why are they shooting this? Like, presumably it’s like cold if they’re shooting something that you need to be wearing, like a down jacket or why are you doing this in August? 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: There are other months. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Like maybe September, October, November, even like. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: November even. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: I don’t understand. Some things not adding up. But anyways, those are the headlines. We’ll be back after some ads with some more discussion of celebrity air travel. Buckle up. It’s a good one. 

 

[AD BREAK]

 

Priyanka Aribindi: It’s Wednesday, WAD squad. And for today’s temp check, we are returning to the topic of celebrities and their unmatched skills at making birds cough, specifically through the use of CO2 spewing private jets. After Taylor Swift topped one list of celebrities whose excessive flying is putting Mother Nature in a chokehold late last week, the Daily Mail published photos of her getting off her plane while covering her face with an umbrella. That photo was actually taken in early July, but it did capture the prevailing mood, namely that chronic private jet use is embarrassing. Notably, Swift’s plane has only gone wheels up once since the list was first published on July 29th. That’s not that impressive to me because it’s been like, you know, a few days. But Alex Rodriguez, his plane has flown three times and the Top Gun himself, Tom Cruise, has flown four times. It’s been like four days, man. Where are you going? So, Josie, what is your take on all of this? 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Okay. So first, I feel like we need to specify that when we say Taylor Swift comes at number one, she’s like a thousand times more than the average person’s annual emissions at this point already. And it’s August. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yes. It’s not great, love Taylor Swift, but she spent like 15 days in the air. It’s like, where are you flying? 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: And it’s August, by the way. This is just this calendar year. There’s that. But also I do feel like we had a global pandemic and what we learned in the global pandemic is that you actually don’t have to be everywhere in person. You can use Zoom, you can use a phone, you don’t have to fly there. And so for that reason, I do feel like this is just absurd. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: It’s certainly egregious. I hear you. I agree with everything you’re saying. But as a person who has recently traveled, you know, this summer, it’s chaotic out there. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: It is. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Let me just say, if Taylor Swift decided to go to a normal airport and was like, hey, never mind. I’ve seen the error of my ways. I’m flying commercial now. Fucking pandemonium. It would be crazy. Those places are already awful enough. If she did that like she is, you know, she shouldn’t be flying that much. Like, I think maybe, you know, take a car, do some zooms, like, whatever. I think her, like, shortest flight was like. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: 30 minutes or something. Like something nuts, right? 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah. Really, really wild. It wasn’t like the Kylie Jenner, which, you know, this was orchestrated by Kris Jenner. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: True. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: After Kylie got in trouble for taking, like a seven minute flight. Like, you know, Kris was like, well, you know what. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Taylor’s worse. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah. And slip this to some journalist. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: So I agree she cannot go to the airport. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: She can’t, she can’t do it. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: First of all, stay home sometimes Taylor. Like, are you even on tour right now? What are you doing? Like stay home. It’s fine. You’re good. I will say at the very least, where celebrities always do the thing, where it’s like, I’m just like you. I was bullied when I was, like, a kid because, like, I was too hot or like whatever it is that they say. They should be a measure of like, how down to earth are you? Because like this thing where you and like your one friend get on your like 30 seat plane and fly across the country to whatever, have dinner at Nobu or whatever you people are doing. That’s ridiculous. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah. You gotta make the trip worth it. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: It can’t be for, like, some stupid shit. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah, You have to tell us publicly why you use your plane every time. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: That’s what you should have to do. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: When you’re taking pictures of that private jet on Instagram. I want to know in the caption, what are you doing? And is it worth it? 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Exactly. Is it worth it. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Just like that we have checked our temps. They are. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: They’re simmering. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: We’ve come to consensus here. [music break] One more thing before we go. Episode two of Another Russia is here. This week, Zhanna and Ben dive back into Boris Nemtsov’s political journey as he becomes deputy prime minister of Russia and discovers whether his idealism can trump money, power and corruption. I feel like I know how that story goes, but listen to new episodes of Another Russia each Monday. Wherever you get your podcasts. That is all for today. If you like the show, make sure you subscribe. Leave a review by a refurbished iPhone from the Department of Defense and tell your friends to listen. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: And if you’re into reading and not just celebrity fight logs like me, What A Day is also a nightly newsletter. Check it out and subscribe at Crooked.com/subscribe. I’m Josie Duffy Rice. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: I’m Priyanka Aribindi. 

 

[spoken together] And let’s not make Snowpiercer come true. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: The only movie we’re trying to make come true is the Parent Trap. Sorry and Legally Blond. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Truly. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: And The Devil Wears Prada. I don’t know if we need to make that one true, but.

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Nah. Everybody needs that experience. A little Devil Wears Prada in their life. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: A little bit. [music break]

 

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