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Homeschooling, Government Shutdowns, and Tide Pods

Past Present Episode 116

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the role of homeschooling in an abuse case in California, the recent government shutdown, and why people are eating Tide Pods on social media.

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Tonya Harding, Prison Book Bans, and the Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal

Past Present Episode 115

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate Tonya Harding’s comeback, book bans in prison, and the 20th anniversary of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal.

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African-American Intellectuals, Southern Democrats, and LaCroix Sparkling Water

Past Present Episode 113

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss a feud between African-American intellectuals Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates, the electoral prospects for southern Democrats, and why LaCroix Sparkling Water has become an obsession.

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Gray is Beautiful Revisited

On the Politics of Sex and the Crisis of Democracy at Home and Abroad

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Stolen Valor, MLMs, and Private Roads

Past Present: Episode 96

In this week’s episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate lying about Vietnam, multi-level marketing companies, and the privatization of public roads.

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MS-13, R. Kelly, and Doctor Who

Past Present: Episode 95

In this week’s episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate the place of MS-13 in the history of street gangs, R. Kelly’s sex cult, and the controversy over the first woman actor to play Doctor Who.

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