Trump-Biden Debate No. 2 Instant Reaction. Plus, Snapchat’s Peter Hamby

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker react to the second and final Trump-Biden presidential debate. They offer first impressions, discuss each candidate’s effectiveness, and predict how the election might unfold moving forward. Plus, journalist Peter Hamby joins to discuss campaign advertising, media coverage, and much more!
Source: Trump-Biden Debate No. 2 Instant Reaction. Plus, Snapchat’s Peter Hamby

Trump-Biden Debate Preview. Plus: MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker offer a debate preview prior to the second and last 2020 presidential debate. They then discuss anti-Trump rhetoric, including a New York Times editorial highlighting Trump’s failures. Then, MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff joins to discuss his new book, Separated: Inside an American Tragedy, as well as his…
Source: Trump-Biden Debate Preview. Plus: MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff

Keith Olbermann on Political Commentary and Mitt Romney. Plus, Failed October Surprises.

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the top Failed October Surprises, ranging from Hunter Biden’s emails to a Benghazi conspiracy theory. Then, Listener Mail, when they address the most pressing questions regarding the restaurant Ruby Tuesday. Then Keith Olbermann joins to discuss his political commentary on YouTube and how…
Source: Keith Olbermann on Political Commentary and Mitt Romney. Plus, Failed October Surprises.

Trump’s Campaign of Self-Sabotage. Plus, The Washington Post’s Robert Costa.

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the Trump campaign after Trump declined to participate in a virtual presidential debate. They then weigh in on the re-reporting of The New York Times’ narrative podcast, ‘Caliphate.’ Plus, The Washington Post’s Robert Costa joins to discuss covering politics, interviewing Trump, and booking…
Source: Trump’s Campaign of Self-Sabotage. Plus, The Washington Post’s Robert Costa.

Pence-Harris Debate Instant Reaction

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker react to the 2020 vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris. They discuss each side’s game plan, who came out victorious, and how they expect this debate to impact the candidates’ respective campaigns going forward.
Source: Pence-Harris Debate Instant Reaction

The President Has COVID. Plus The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin.

President Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the president’s well-being, the impact it has on the election, and how the media has responded (0:38). Then on Listener Mail, they answer the question “How would the media have covered the last four days if Joe Biden were…
Source: The President Has COVID. Plus The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin.

Debate Fallout and Texas Monthly’s Skip Hollandsworth

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the fallout from the first presidential debate. They weigh in on responses from several reporters and news anchors (2:38) and discuss conspiracy theories that have surfaced. Then on Listener Mail, they answer the question “What cardboard cutouts should be put in the audience at…
Source: Debate Fallout and Texas Monthly’s Skip Hollandsworth

Biden-Trump Debate Instant Reaction

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker react to the first presidential debate of the 2020 election with Trump and Biden. They offer their impressions and reactions, as well as predictions for the upcoming debates.
Source: Biden-Trump Debate Instant Reaction

A Mega-Preview of Next Week’s Debate. Plus, James Poniewozik on Trump and TV.

With presidential debates around the corner, Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down what to expect from both Trump and Biden (3:20). Then they answer your questions during Listener Mail and say their farewell to newspaper editor Sir Harold Evans (26:10). Plus, NYT TV critic James Poniewozik joins to discuss…
Source: A Mega-Preview of Next Week’s Debate. Plus, James Poniewozik on Trump and TV.

RIP RBG. Plus, Jason Gay on Pandemic Sportswriting.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Ginsburg’s reputation on the Supreme Court and her impact (2:10). They then say their farewells to columnist and critic Stanley Crouch who died at 74 (22:08). Then Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay joins to discuss…
Source: RIP RBG. Plus, Jason Gay on Pandemic Sportswriting.