Liberal writer Amanda Marcotte joins us to talk about Trump's latest refusal to accept a peaceful transition of power should he lose. Among other topics, we discuss what feels like a growing threat of violence, the Supreme Court, and the election overall and how the Senate is looking.You can listen to 30 minutes of this episode here for free, and then to hear the rest of the show, and support our work, please become a patron over at Patreon, thanks.
Writer Jared Yates Sexton joins us for Civil War Week at UnPresidented. We talk to Jared today, and will speak with Amanda Marcotte on Thursday, about why our country is descending into chaos, and what can be done, if anything, to stop it from falling apart entirely.This is one of our free episodes. To hear the rest of our shows, and support our work, please become a patron over at Patreon, thanks.
Our guest today is Dr. Craig Spencer MD MPH, the Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Craig is an emergency room doctor who divides his time between providing clinical care in New York City and working internationally in public health as a member of the board of directors of Doctors Without Borders US. Craig is also a Covid expert, having personally worked on scores of patients in NYC over the past seven months, particularly during the really awful period beginning at the end of March, and you may have seen him on CNN talking about the Coronavirus and US policy. Finally, you might also remember Craig as the guy who went to Guinea to fight Ebola a few years back, and unknowingly brought the disease back to NYC, causing quite a scare. We talk to Craig about Covid, what is was like as an emergency room doc in NYC during the peak of the crisis, Trump's response to the crisis, Ebola, and whether there's any hope on the horizon with regards to vaccines and more. It was a surprisingly fun talk, and quite informative as well. I think you'll like it.This is a free 30-minute excerpt of our interview with Dr. Spencer. To hear the entire show, and support our work, please consider becoming a subscriber over at Patreon, thanks.And you watch a Zoom video version of this interview here.
With only 48 days to the election, today's podcast is all about the election, with special guest Matt Robison, a former Democratic congressional staffer, campaign manager, and blogger. Among the topics, Bloomberg's $100m he's spending on Florida and how it will help; why Biden needs to get way more than 270 electoral votes to ensure victory; why the Woodward book is an even bigger problem for Trump than the Atlantic story ("suckers" and "losers"); and much more.This is one of our free episodes. To hear the rest of our shows, and support our work, please consider becoming a subscriber over at Patreon, thanks.