Gleib updates us on being in Israel during Iran’s rocket attack, the embassy move to Jerusalem & going to Israel’s Burning Man. Then another “We the People” discussing James Comey’s media blitz, our bombing of Syria & if boycotts are effective with, appropriately, Palestinian comedian Ramsey Badawi, Russian comedian Irina Skaya, and non-ethnically timely comedians Jenny Zigrino, Michael Malone & Forrest Shaw, a writer for the Jim Jeffries Show. Plus a cameo from Gleib’s parents & we check back in with David the Israeli shopkeeper.
#216: 19% Female with Christina Reynolds from Emily’s List
From Washington DC, VP of Communications for Emily’s List Christina Reynolds joins Gleib to discuss their effort to get more women elected to office, and why being pro-choice matters to them. She was Director of Communications for Hilary for America -they discuss the campaign and what they could have done differently. She also served as Obama’s White House Director of Media Affairs. They dive into it all, including of course news from The Last Week on Earth.
#215: Strategist Hilary Rosen live from DC
Hilary Rosen (DC strategist, CNN analyst, co-founder of “Time’s Up” legal defense fund, co-founder “Rock the Vote,” former CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, former Chief of Staff for Dianne Feinstein) joins Gleib in his hotel room in Washington DC to discuss her storied career, and all the events of the super crazy last week on earth. Including Kanye saying slavery was a choice, Trump’s possible Nobel prize, hip hop’s influence on misogyny, Tom Brokaw accused of harassment, Michelle Wolf at the correspondent’s dinner, if T Rexes were actually smart, and so much more. Follow Hilary @HilaryR
#214: Retreat to Idiocy
From Tulum Mexico Gleib discusses Khloe Kardashian’s boyfriend cheating news, plus important things! Like if God had a wife. Trump administration sort of taking on Russia in response to the latest chemical attack in Syria, while throwing his own people under the bus. Comey’s book and what “honest loyalty” means. Cardi B surpassing Beyonce. If magnetic therapy could recover your memories. Starbucks arresting people for being black. Paul Ryan quitting. Zuckerberg testifying before congress and Gleib debuting his impression of him. Plus SHOWER BEER!
#213: The Unwifeable Mandy Stadtmiller
Daily Beast Columnist & Author of new book "Unwifeable" Mandy Stadtmiller & Gleib have a very real and honest conversation about what led to becoming, as she put it, "a crazy, coked up sex addict” and how she turned it around. Why she wrote a gossip and dating column for The New York Post and Xo Jane. She tells us about dating Keith Olberman. Aaron Sorkin, Moby, Marc Maron and Hannibal Buress, (Gleib debuts his impressions of Keith and Hannibal.) The reason the Roseanne reboot is getting insane ratings. The benefits of dirty talk. How she makes it work being married to a Trump supporter. Where she thinks Trump is misunderstood. Why Gleib thinks we’ve lost our core. Tonya Harding on Dancing with the Stars. War Games with South Korea. Kim Jong Un’s charm offensive and new love of K-Pop. The importance of context in reporting. Why it’s important to give slack to comedians. Trump sending our troops to the border. The importance of talking. And the beauty clause in Kim Kardashian’s will.
News. Pop Culture. Random stuff. Everything that happened last week. In about an hour every Wednesday. Last Week on Earth is the white paper cone at the center of a cotton candy world. Gleib makes fun of politics on NPR, and pop culture on Chelsea Lately. On this show he does both. Sometimes he also has celebrity guests, who he talks with, mostly in English. (He apologizes to people who speak other languages, but wishes you would just get on board already.) If you've been in a coma for the last 7 days, this podcast will wake you up.
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