With their name now official, the Young Americans take care of some unfinished business from the first episode, despite having two different guests. But they spend most of this episode discussing what the difficulty young Trump administration officials are having getting dates (as reported by Politico) says about both our political culture and our dating culture, drawing, in part, from their own dating experiences.

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  1. Kephalithos Member

    I imagine it’s difficult enough to cultivate non-political relationships in a city whose sine qua non is politics. I imagine it’s more difficult to cultivate non-political relationships with people who live and breathe politics . . . and who also happen to live in a city whose sine qua non is politics. Certainly, no sane person should expect do so.

    So, no, I’m not terribly sympathetic to single Trump staffers — not in 2018, when, for better or ill, political fault lines tend to align neatly with radical differences in worldview (the sorts of radical differences that sink relationships).

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    • July 2, 2018, at 4:32 PM PDT
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  2. Unwoke Caveman Lawyer Coolidge

    Julia says Beyonce is overrated (true), but no, I wouldn’t worry about hate mail for saying so…

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    • July 2, 2018, at 7:06 PM PDT
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  3. Could Be Anyone Member

    UnwokeCavemanLawyer (View Comment):

    Julia says Beyonce is overrated (true), but no, I wouldn’t worry about hate mail for saying so…

    I am surprised the Beygency wasn’t full of women. Anecdotally from my experience it tends to be women that argue in favor of Beyonce’s nobility. That skit was comedic gold though.

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    • July 2, 2018, at 9:41 PM PDT
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  4. Charlotte Member
    Charlotte Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    A bit of constructive criticism: Jack, the podcast may collapse under the accumulated weight of your ironic detachment. It is not necessary to have a clever response to every single comment.

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    • July 3, 2018, at 7:34 AM PDT
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  5. JackButler Podcaster

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    A bit of constructive criticism: Jack, the podcast may collapse under the accumulated weight of your ironic detachment. It is not necessary to have a clever response to every single comment.

    *insert clever response* 

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    • July 3, 2018, at 9:00 AM PDT
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  6. connorfamilyr1 Coolidge

    Enjoyed the show. Excited to hear there are other Ricochet members in the Philly area! 

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    • July 6, 2018, at 6:20 AM PDT
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  7. kylez Member
    kylez Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Young Folks is a way better song than Young Americans anyway. 

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    • July 7, 2018, at 10:36 PM PDT
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  8. kylez Member
    kylez Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The last sentence in Noah’s little bio fits me perfectly. 

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    • July 7, 2018, at 10:37 PM PDT
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  9. JackButler Podcaster

    connorfamilyr1 (View Comment):

    Enjoyed the show. Excited to hear there are other Ricochet members in the Philly area!

    Thanks for listening! 

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    • July 18, 2018, at 12:04 PM PDT
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