First GLoP of 2018 and we’ve got President Winfrey, some dopey book that everyone is talking about, and yes the official GLoP Star Wars  hot take extravaganza. We are your father.

Note: there is a previous version of this episode that has bad words in it. This is the clean version

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First GLoP of 2018 and we’ve got President Winfrey, some dopey book that everyone is talking about, and yes the official GLoP Star Wars  hot take extravaganza. We are your father.

Note: This episode contains bad words. For a clean version please listen to the next episode in the GLoP Culture feed.

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Teri and Kira tackle the tough questions on this week’s show: If all candidates are freaky, is any candidate freaky? How were the ladies able to record after the repeal of net neutrality? Can anyone really handle a keto diet? Is there ever a stage of life that doesn’t include Mom Guilt? Is Kira going to love the new Star Wars movie? And why do Californians drive so close to wildfires?

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Why do people distrust the media? And why do conservatives distrust the media even more? There are many reasons and some of them occurred in just the last week. Jay and Amy touch on issues related to CNN, Jimmy Kimmel, and the NY Times’ laughable math about the lies President Obama told in his two terms. They also offer up some advice for people in the media to regain that trust.

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Moore is gone. Is Bannonism? Could you imagine voting for a Democrat? Do you fall in love with politicians? Some of the questions Jay and Mona tackle this week.

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These fundraisers make it easier than ever to make a big impact—without giving a lot!

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On this disaster of an episode, the Substandard discusses The Disaster Artist and cult classics. From Kentucky Fried Movie to Office Space, what counts and what doesn’t? And speaking of episodes, one of the hosts suffers a major breakdown that leaves the studio in chaos. Plus tips on how to handle a Traveling Santa—all on this heavily edited and censored episode of the Substandard!

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But taxes first. National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru joins to provide his perspicacious insights on all things tax related, including a rebuttal to the WSJ arguments about the child tax credit.

Jay and Mona then consider whether Trump’s style will harm the Republican Party, and how well populism is faring. They also discuss the hypocrisy of both right and left regarding sex scandals and sexual harassment.

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New art! The changeover is complete. On this Thanksgiving week show, Amy and Jay talk about the politics of sexual harassment – including that of Roy Moore, Al Franken, John Conyers, and yes, Bill Clinton.

Amy lends a particularly incisive viewpoint on the issue especially as it relates to people who attack accusers who “smile” when taking a photo with somebody groping them. Jay and Amy also dig into the real reason there’s been a “reckoning” with Bill Clinton and what it is about “open secrets” that are so maddening.

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The only thing we’re fighting about is whose pie is better.

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Need to Know pulls back the lens on the storm of sexual harassment charges to ask how this happened. Jay and Mona speak of uncomfortable subjects, like whether you should always believe women, the malice and schadenfreude on both sides, and porn, the great sewer beneath all of it.

Music from this week’s episode: To A Wild Rose – MacDowell, J.J. Sheridan, Piano

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Teri, Kira, and April talk this week about the Democrats’ Slick Willy problem, why Blake Shelton is not the Sexiest Man Alive (and neither is Ryan Reynolds), and the need for Thanksgiving turkeys with smaller breasts and bigger thighs.

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It’s the post-roast GLoP as the GLoPenhiemers (that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz, recap the now legendary evening, postulate on the future and effects of Roy Moore, tackle Twitter’s new 280 character limit, debate whether it’s OK to admire artists who do reprehensible acts. Also, some people are grateful for the dead. Others, not so much. Finally, who is the Greatest Tweeter, Goldberg or Podhoretz? Vote in the comments below.

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The GOP suffered some big losses on election day this year in NY, New Jersey, and Virginia. What does it mean and what implications does it have for 2018? Jay and new cohost Amy Otto talked with National Review’s Kevin Williamson about that subject, the GOP tax plan, and the revelations about GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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On this week’s episode, the Substandard takes on Thor: Ragnarok, Sonny lectures JVL on the immorality of buying fake Lego, and Vic fears his father-in-law has hijacked his woodshop class. Plus tips for day-long drinking!

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Or very nearly. Jay and Mona reflect on New York City’s glorious renewal, the work of great philanthropists, the worth of work in general, Putin’s Kafkaesque assault on truth, and a grim anniversary, among many other topics.

Here is a link to the Bach piece mentioned toward the end of the podcast. 

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On this latest episode, the Substandard takes a break from movies to discuss a deeply personal subject: our favorite Halloween costumes and candies! For the latter we created a candy draft that goes 10 rounds deep. As “Gene” might say, it was Nutrageous! Plus JVL recalls his rowing days, Sonny ranks household injuries, and Vic learns to use a power drill.

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On this week’s episode, Kira, April, and Teri talk about the resurgence of velvet and mom jeans and why in the world April received a phone book. Also, Fake Melania, irrelevant hashtags, takings of knees, and the merits of universal leave accounts. Oh, and why aren’t we still talking about Las Vegas?

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We’ve got a new, piping hot GLoP served up with generous helpings of Julius Caesar, the best movies of the 21st century, why TV shows need to be good from the start, songs from the ’70s, silly sounding British towns, and more. Listen and laugh. We did.

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