Andy Mansplains Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. Cities running on 100% clean energy. #ReadyFor100. Georgetown, Atlanta, San Diego. Republican Mayors. Andy and Toad the Wet Sprocket. What is House Trump’s sigil? Is The Mooch sticking around for long? (Mark called it. Andy and Melissa were wrong.) Why is Jeff Sessions your line in the sand? A gross moment talking about Steve Bannon. Transgender people in the military vs. the border wall. All our fights are connected. A moment of hope? In defense of escapism. PO-tay-tos!
Weekly White House / Game of Thrones Death Pool:
Andy: Rex Tillerson, Yara Greyjoy
Mark: The Mooch, Milesandre
Melissa: Unnamed Communications Staff underlings fired by The Mooch, The Sand Snake
(Mark was right, and almost right with Milesandre! He leads, with Melissa in 2nd place. Andy has a zero.)
We talk about Game of Thrones and casting the Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker, but first we talk about Donald Trump Jr, Russian collusion, health care, should we just let it burn? Ava DuVernay, Selma. The 13 Doctor. Not worried about Whittaker, worried about Chibnall. Moving on from stuff we don’t like– just keep scrolling. We kick Mark out for Game of Thrones spoilers. Deus Ex Arya. Is Jaime Lannister a good person? Setting up for future episodes. Dragonglass — Melissa is Dragonglass.
This episode’s ending track is The 13th by The Cure from their vastly underrated album Wild Mood Swings.
Listening to this podcast is a pre-existing condition. San Antonio Mayor’s race. Bond issues (as in school, parks and library funding, not James). Texas “Show Us Your Papers” law. Dallas police shooting. Standardized testing. Chrissy Snow. German exchange teachers. We finally talk about health care. Religion. Old Testament vs. New Testament. Sexism. Replace all GOP Senators with women. Gerrymandering and the Freedom Caucus. Madison and Hamilton and The Federalist Papers. Guardians of the Galaxy. No Spoilers. Gatekeeping — it’s ok to not see it opening weekend.