6.13: King Corn (with Karis Campbell, Evan Arnold, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and Michael Grunwald)

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We have so many great guests for our discussion of “King Corn” that you’re going to look at this podcast episode the way Will Bailey looks at an ice cream sandwich. We talk Ned & Ronna with Evan Arnold & Karis Campbell, we talk Turkey with West Wing writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and Politico senior writer Michael Grunwald walks us through the political maize of supporting ethanol.

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How the 2020 Democrats Learned to Love Ethanol
Iowa operatives say ethanol worship is now as corny as The West Wing
Land Clearing and the Biofuel Carbon Debt

6.12: 365 Days (with Fmr. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken)

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There’s only a year left in the Bartlet Presidency—and only 9 months left in the TWWW Podcastency!—and it feels like the last chance to make history. We’re joined by Tony Blinken who once held the same NSA position as Kate Harper, to talk about how hard it is to make long-term plans while you’re putting out little fires everywhere.

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Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
SNL - Michael Cohen Hearing Cold Open

6.11: Opposition Research (with Mayor Pete Buttigieg)

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We’re joined by Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 2020 Presidential hopeful, for our discussion of “Opposition Research,” in which Matt Santos travels to New Hampshire to introduce himself to the electorate.

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Pete for America
Empty Cup Awards
Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg