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Emily Amick and Jess Kirby will take you inside their conversations about everything from student loan relief and climate change to imposter syndrome and toxic masculinity. Through brief episodes and thoughtful interviews, this unapologetic show is about the power of having opinions, taking up space and making noise.
 
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This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at the dangerous but also totally ridiculous tantrum the entire right is throwing in response to a search warrant being executed at Mar-a-Lago--and the Republican propaganda that's fueling it. Then we are joined by journalist and legal analyst Marcy Wheeler to talk about the overlapping inves…
 
In our most recent episode of We’ve Got Issues, we had the pleasure of speaking with M.E. Malone, the Deputy Director of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety. Prior to joining the Betsy Lehman Center in 2014, Malone spent 25 years as a journalist covering government affairs. During our conversation we discussed a variety of important health a…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at the rapidly-expanding scandal surrounding security officials scrubbing their texts from the January 6 coup attempt. Then we're joined by Salon's Amanda Marcotte to talk about the Kansas abortion referendum--an earthquake that shook the religious right and may have given Democrats a roadmap…
 
This week, we embrace a rare good week in America! Joshua Holland kicks off the show looking at a new study which found that the sanctions regime enacted against Russia by Ukraine's allies is doing much more damage to Vladimir Putin's economy than many observers believe. Then we speak with WaPo's Paul Waldman about the surprising deal on climate an…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show looking at a new analysis of Americans' average life expectancy, which declined in 2021 for the second year in a row. There are some interesting demographic details to that story, which follows other public health analyses that revealed a growing life expectancy-gap between red and blue states. Then we'r…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at some egregious media malpractice surrounding the story of a 10-year-old rape victim forced to flee Ohio to access abortion care--and warns that it's likely just a taste of what's to come as the press both-sides right-wing officials imposing their religious beliefs on their constituents. Then …
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show talking about how after dodging it for almost three years, the 'rona finally caught up with him--and explains how our semi-official policy of pretending the pandemic is over is helping to spread the disease. Then we're joined by Cliff Schecter, host of The Takedown, to talk about how public opinion polls ar…
 
In this special episode of We’ve Got Issues, we sit down with our boss and the CEO and Managing Partner of Issues Management Group, Dan Cence, to discuss our agency’s new name, and his biggest takeaways since acquiring the firm in January of 2020. Dan touches on the evolution of communications and public affairs, and shares his perspective on leadi…
 
This week, we speak with Salon columnist Heather "Digby" Parton about Republicans' alarming embrace of threats and political violence against everyone from their own elected representatives whom they deem insufficiently right-wing to election workers just doing their jobs to count votes. Then we're joined by Jezebel's Susan Rinkunas, who has a prev…
 
We kick off this week's show with Brandi Buchman from Daily Kos, who joins us to discuss what we've learned so far from the January 6 Select Committee hearings--and to what end this historic process may be leading. Then we speak with Jeff Hauser, executive director of The Revolving Door Project, about the serious structural obstacles the White Hous…
 
This week, Joshua Holland offers a few easy predictions for the first hearings of the January 6 Select Committee. Then, if a far-reaching executive order to ramp up America's renewable energy production falls in the forest, does it make a sound? Maya Golden-Krasner, deputy director of the Center for Biological Diversity's Climate Law Institute, tel…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show noting that Canadian security experts are becoming nervous about the potential for their big, heavily armed neighbors to the South to experience democratic collapse--and warn that America's conservative media is helping fuel a rise in right-wing extremism that's now dribbling over the border. Then we spe…
 
In this episode we speak to The Boston Globe's Deputy Business Editor, Tim Logan, to discuss what headlines are catching his attention right now, and how the unceasingly active Boston real estate market has evolved over the last few years. Tim also shares how the pandemic and the rise of hybrid work has impacted the journalism industry, and how the…
 
This week, we're joined by Ari Rabin-Havt, a longtime advisor to Sen. Bernie Sanders--and the progressive firebrand's deputy campaign manager in 2020--to talk about his book, The Fighting Soul: On the Road with Bernie Sanders, and his love of diving with and photographing sharks. (Check out some of Ari's amazing images of these beautiful and misund…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at what he argues is the most destructive myth in America: that white people will soon be a minority of the population. Then we're joined by author and journalist Jeff Sharlet to discuss the latest outbreak of white supremacist violence--this week's terror attack in Buffalo--and why these hor…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a roundup of recent news from America's thin blue line--and the corrupt police culture those stories reveal. Then we are joined by Joan Walsh, The Nation's national affairs correspondent, to talk about her latest column, "F*&k Civility!" Joan pushes back on the maddeningly bipartisan effort to paint…
 
As an author, activist and operations director at a women's health clinic in the deep South, Robin Marty knows more about the abortion wars than anyone. She joins us this week to talk about how a maximalist Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade would have far-reaching impacts on people in blue states as well as those living under Republican r…
 
This week, we speak with the authors of two New York Times opinion pieces, published in the past week, that look at different aspects of the authoritarian far-right in Europe. First, Ilya Yablokov, a lecturer at the University of Sheffield and author of “Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in the Post-Soviet World,” tells us that Vladimir Putin on…
 
This week, we take another dive into the fever swamps! First up, Muckrake Podcast co-host Jared Yates Sexton joins us to talk about Tucker Carlson's bizarre new obsession with America's entirely imaginary "masculinity crisis." Sexton warns that while Carlson's new program, The End of Men, is easy to mock--and indeed, was designed to earn liberal de…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at Texas Governor Greg Abbott's performative approach to governing--and the very real harms it's causing all of us. Then we're joined by Oliver Willis, senior writer at The American Independent, to talk about the sad state of play heading into the 2022 midterms, and help us figure out why nei…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at how the media are sucking up to insurrectionist Republicans in anticipation of Democratic losses in the upcoming midterms. He also argues that Trump's social media venture, ironically called "Truth Social," has been a smashing success and considers some stunningly clueless punditry about Russ…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at why the war in Ukraine is likely to be intractable for a long while to come. (We hope he got this one wrong.) Then we're joined by Elie Mystal, The Nation's justice correspondent and author of the new book, Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution, to talk about this week's…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at a new study which found that living in states governed by Republicans can have serious consequences for your health. Then we're joined by Have You Heard co-host Jennifer Berkshire, who reported for The Nation that the GOP and some deep-pocketed astroturf groups tried out a key midterm stra…
 
In this episode we sit down with MassBio’s President & Chief Operating Officer, Kendalle Burlin O’Connell, to discuss the explosive growth Boston’s life science industry has experienced over the last five years, and how she is supporting MassBio’s more than 1,500 member organizations in overcoming some of the industry's toughest challenges. During …
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at an effort by Idaho Republicans to take over a local Democratic Party and destroy it from within. Then we're joined by University of Maryland political scientist Brian Grodsky to talk about the potential pitfalls inherent in the most punishing sanctions regime the world has ever pursued in res…
 
This week, Joshua Holland welcomes Global Dispatches host Mark Leon Goldberg to talk about how Russia's invasion of Ukraine is spurring a rapid and dramatic reorganization of the international order and is poised to send shockwaves through the global economy. Then we are joined by Muhlenberg College historian Jacqueline Antonovich who recently unea…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at how a tough primary contest is pushing Texas Governor Greg Abbott to launch a brutal assault on not only transgender kids, but also their parents and doctors. Then we are joined by Heather Hurlburt, director of New America's New Models of Policy Change project, to talk about what caused Ru…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show explaining why you should take the lazy punditry to come as we approach the midterms with more than a grain of salt. Then Mississippi Today’s Molly Minta tells us about what a stalwart young conservative in one of America’s reddest states discovered when she actually looked into what Critical Race Theory…
 
This week, Ryan Grim, The Intercept's DC bureau chief, joins us to talk about the parallels between the police slaying of Amir Locke in Minnesota last week and the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville two years ago, and run down America's long history of trampling on African Americans' right to defend themselves. Then we talk to Grid Misinformat…
 
This week, Joshua Holland gets a thing or two off his chest about the widespread belief that you can just wish away a historic public health crisis that is very much ongoing, and about the press's discomfort blaming right-wing propaganda for drawing out the Coronavirus pandemic. Then we're joined by Eric Umansky, deputy managing editor at ProPublic…
 
The latest episode of & Then Some features a conversation with Zineb Curran, Chief Communications Officer for Fenway Sports Group and our beloved Boston Red Sox. In this episode, Zineb discusses a variety of fascinating subjects including how she got from her home country of Morocco to Boston, changes in the sports communications landscape since sh…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show laying out why he's ultimately bullish on American democracy--if decent people stay engaged. Then we're joined by Greg Sargent of the Washington Post to put the slew of vague, sloppily written gag orders that Republicans are passing across the country in order to whitewash history into a larger context. And…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a couple of developments in the quest for accountability for the MAGA coup attempt. Then we are joined by Marquette University political scientist Julia Azari to talk about the unique challenges Joe Biden has faced in the first year of his presidency, and the reasons why the conventional wisdom about t…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at the first sedition charges filed in relation to the January 6 coup attempt, and stunning new charges that Republican officials submitted forged election documents in an attempt to keep Trump in power. Then we're joined by Justin Pickett, a professor of criminal justice at SUNY Albany, to d…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at yet another example of the right-wing-cop-to-conservative-media feedback loop. This time, it's new revelations about the Seattle police. Then we are joined by legal analyst Marcy Wheeler to talk about the sprawling prosecutorial efforts to bring the perpetrators of the January 6 attack, and t…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with some important good news from the frontline in our battle for American democracy--and a warning. Then we are joined by Dr. William Horne, a post-doctorate fellow at Villanova and the founder and editor of The Activist History Review, to talk about why even talk of another civil war doesn't necessarily …
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at several efforts to sue the Proud Boys and other violent extremist groups into oblivion. Then we're joined by former Assistant US Attorney Richard Signorelli to talk about some of the recent revelations about events surrounding MAGA's attempted January 6 coup. Signorelli tells us that he's fru…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at some of the problems that are plaguing the 4,000 bored national guard troops who were sent to the Mexican border by Red State governors to serve as props in the right's propaganda war against the Biden administration. Then we are joined by David Dayen, the executive editor of The American Pro…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week with some rare good news coming out of Georgia, a state undergoing a dramatic political shift. Then we are joined by veteran journalist Kaili Joy Gray to recap this week's arguments at The Supreme Court that are almost certain to lead to Roe v Wade being overturned and millions of women being denied access to vita…
 
In this episode, we have a conversation with Massachusetts State Representative and House Assistant Majority Leader Michael Moran, who represents the 18th Suffolk District in the House of Representatives covering Allston, Brighton, and some of Brookline. Rep. Moran spoke with us about the recently concluded redistricting process, Boston’s new Mayor…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show recounting how his much-needed vacation turned out to be an awkward MAGA cruise. Then we are joined by Mary Trump, who answers the pressing question of which Trump spawn is the dumbest, explains how someone who has enjoyed a pampered life of privilege like Donald Trump could be so full of resentment and say…
 
Guest host Michael Rogers is joined by activist Lauren Windsor to talk about how her team has used undercover video to expose the lies of public officials. Then Raw Story founder John Byrne discusses new reporting on the dark underbelly of TikTok. Playlist Bruce Springsteen: "Born in the U.S.A." Bruce Springsteen: "Born to Run"…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a small rant about the right-wing scare campaign around what they call "Critical Race Theory." Then we're joined by WaPo's Paul Waldman to help us sift through the flood of lazy punditry that has followed this week's off-year elections. And then Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Will Bunch talks to us…
 
During our discussion, Catherine shared with us what aspects of remote reporting she’d like to keep up beyond the pandemic, which social media platforms are the most valuable for reporting and consuming news, and why she believes there’s still value in print editions of newspapers. She also shared her honest perspective on whether press releases ar…
 
Is it possible to enact $4 trillion in new spending on popular policies and piss everyone off in the process? Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show noting that Democrats are poised to achieve the unlikely feat. Then we're joined by David Pepper, former chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, to talk about his new book, Laboratories of Autocracy: A …
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a rundown of the many lawsuits and scandals swirling around Facebook and its senior leadership. It's possible that the company that has contributed so much to the decline of liberal democracy may finally be facing a reckoning. Then we are joined by USA Today reporter Will Carless to talk about the Not …
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at an internal Department of Homeland Security report detailing how senior officials politicized the agency's response to Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, Oregon and directed DHS intelligence personnel to embrace bogus right-wing conspiracy theories about antifa. We then continue to focu…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with his ongoing quest to find some positive developments in our dystopian present. Then we are joined by Lili Loofbourow to talk about the growing popularity and moral ambiguity of the Herman Cain Awards, which chronicle the Covid deaths of hardcore anti-vaxxers and belligerent anti-maskers in great det…
 
In this episode, Jay Ash, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, shares how he learned to embrace and appreciate the Twitter community and how he became known for enjoying a nearly daily ice cream frappe while working as a member of the Baker Administration. Most importantly, he illustrates what he and h…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week arguing that getting stressed out by the endless stories about the Democratic agenda teetering on the precipice isn't going to help--and offers some reasons to be optimistic they'll get a big package of good stuff through. Then we speak with HuffPost Senior Reporter Jennifer Bendery about the Biden Administration'…
 
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