The revelations (well, it’s not really a revelation) about Harvey Weinstein have turned Hollywood on its head. Outside of Weinstein having settled multiple sexual harassment claims, he’s also been accused of rape. The issue has more and more people in Hollywood stepping out and saying they’ve either been victims of Weinstein or somebody else. This rot is not new. It’s existed for some time but the chickens are coming home to roost. Jay and Neal talk with Amy about this to get her perspective.

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Everybody tells tales of what healthcare would be like if Obamacare were repealed. But hardly anybody tells the stories about people who suffered because of Obamacare. Mary Katherine Ham of The Federalist and CNN is one and it came during a devastating part of her life. She talks to Jay and Neal about her story and also about what Republicans can, cannot, or won’t do going forward with attempting to either repeal or replace Obamacare.

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Donald Trump keeps opening his mouth at what appears to be inopportune times. In doing so, people question his commitment to free speech. However, the events at Charlottesville also make people question free speech and whether or not there are limits. Should there be? What effect does the President have on calling people for engaging in speech? Jay and Neal talk to the NY Daily News editorial board member, Robert George about these issues in depth. Be sure to listen!

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Only Donald Trump could take the focus off the news off two hurricanes, but he did with his order to rescind DACA. He also cut a deal on Harvey aid and the debt ceiling with his new besties, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Evil Lobbyist (actually, great guy) Liam Donovan joins the show to talk to Neal and Jay about all of that and, of course, the important question of who is better: The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

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What will happen in Alabama’s GOP Senate runoff and then in November against a Democrat? How will the Democrats do in 2018 relative to the general history that the party in executive power usually loses lots of seats in Congress? Finally, do you like podcasts about music? Because the guest this week, Jeff Blehar, is going to be starting one with National Review. Jeff covers all these topics with Jay and Neal and answers the important question of who is better, The Beatles or The Rolling Stones.

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Have you seen the movie Spotlight? It won the Academy Award for Best Picture, portraying the work of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight investigative reporting team. Their work helped uncover the Catholic church’s sexual abuse scandal in 2002 and won a Pulitzer Prize. Spotlight reporter Mike Rezendes who worked on that team joined Jay and Neal to talk about the movie and also his views on investigative journalism and the state of the newspaper industry. Be sure to check out Mike’s work as he has a new story coming out next week.

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Sometimes you have to take risks. Is there a risk for a conservative podcast to have a liberal guest? Is there a risk for a liberal guest to go on a conservative podcast? Of course. But when both sides are going to have a conversation, things work out. Former Barack Obama speechwriter, Jon Favreau and co-host of Pod Save America joined Jay and Neal to talk about the political divide, Donald Trump, where Democrats and Republicans can work together and the overall state of our political culture. Listen in. You’ll enjoy it!

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She’s back! If you missed Dana Perino’s last appearance on the show, you can still catch it. She talks about communication so it is still relevant today. This time, however, Dana took us behind the scenes at “The Five” – how it got started, what she does to prepare, how topics are chosen, how bumper music is selected — all that good stuff. She also talks about her career and, of course, we talk about her beloved dog, Jasper.

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Are you a smoker? Former smoker? Trying to quit? What do you think about e-cigs? Do you know what IQOS is? Have you heard of the Global Forum on Nicotine? Dave Marcus of The Federalist joins Jay and Neal to discuss these topics as well as the proposal in New York City to raise taxes on cigarettes, which would make them so of the most expensive in the country! It’s really good discussion. Don’t miss it!

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The Supreme Court decided an important case, decided to take on another important case, and Justice Neil Gorsuch weighed in for the first time since he joined the court. Since Jay and Neal know nothing about the law, let alone constitutional law, they asked an expert to join the show.

Georgetown Law Professor Randy Barnett talked about all of these issues, including how originalism has gone mainstream in the judiciary. Randy breaks things down very well, so even if you’re not an attorney, you’ll get a lot out of it.

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Following the shooting of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise and others at baseball practice by a person who is believed to have had a political motivation, the debate about political rhetoric was resurrected. Jay and Neal spoke with Editor-In-Chief of The Daily Wire Ben Shapiro about that issue as well as political tribalism and the lunacy of so-called “conservatives” acting out like leftists because it’s “war.”

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If you’ve been following the Trump/Russia/Comey/Mueller situation and you’re not an attorney, you might find it difficult to understand what’s going on. Conflict of interest, obstruction of justice, abuse of power, impeachment … you likely know what all of that is, but what about the particulars? Bradley Moss of the Law Office of Mark Zaid specializes in litigation on matters relating to national security, federal employment, and security clearance law, as well as the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act. He joins Jay and Neal to give an overview of all these issues and what it means going forward.

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What is it like to the White House correspondent for a major newspaper, especially in the age of Donald Trump? Reporter Maggie Haberman’s experience goes to a time long before the 2016 election, familiar with the President since her days at the NY Daily News and the NY Post before she made her move to Politico in 2010.

Maggie talks to Jay and Neal about her experience as a reporter, her process when putting together a feature, and what it’s like to cover Washington while working out of New York.

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Have you heard the phrase “adulting?” People talk about regarding doing things people in the past never really thought about much. They just did it. Paying bills, filling the car up with gas, voting, etc.

Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska discusses that in his book, The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis And How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance. The book does not serve as a blueprint for taking your kids from adolescence into adulthood but instead, Sasse tells the story of how and his wife are doing it raising their kids. He also talks about the value of hard work, the ways in which he thinks education should change and what it means to be “literate” beyond functional literacy.

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There’s been a lot of talk about anonymous sources in journalism in the first four months of the Trump administration. The problem is, not a lot of people know precisely how they’re used and why journalists use them. Reporter Glenn Thrush of the New York Times joined Jay and Neal to talk about the subject. They ask Glenn about anonymous sources, why they’re used, the process behind cultivating them and how to deal with the pressure to reveal them.

It’s a very informative episode and some of what Glenn says will surprise you!

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Where are you on the Trump spectrum? Are you a Trump supporter with him from the start? Are you a Trump skeptic, willing to give him credit when it is due but not afraid to criticize? Or are you pro-Trump and more bound to defend him when criticized? Jay and Neal welcome Noah Rothman of Commentary Magazine to discuss these factions and also his current piece, How to Be a Conservative in the Age of Trump. The guys discuss all of that as well as the critical question of whether Seinfeld is overrated or not.

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Donald Trump fired James Comey this week and it set the political world ablaze. Jay and Neal invited GOP strategist and columnist for The Daily Beast to talk about what happened, why it happened and what is going to happen next.

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You’ve probably read stories by embedded reporters and have a general understanding of what they do. But what about their stories? What is like to be an embedded reporter? How do they get treated by Marines? What are the locals like? How does it feel to be in life and death situations?

Dan Lamothe of the Washington Post is the guest to answer those questions. He’s been embedded with troops in Afghanistan on more than one occasion and has some interesting stories to tell.

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Does the media bubble exist? According to an investigation by Politico, it does and it’s worse than people thought. Jay and Neal invited journalist Erica Grieder, formerly of Texas Monthly, to discuss the issue in depth, to find out if the media can change, and what the news consumer can do to make things different.

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Do you read The Federalist? Write there? Did you ever wonder how it started? How he cobbled his team together? Then you will want to listen to this episode. Ben Domenech talks about the ups and downs of publishing The Federalist including how he deals with the criticism. He also talks about his approach to publishing articles about Donald Trump.

Of course, Ben weighs in on the ever-important Seinfeld debate.

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