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Wait, What? Politics with Zuma and Steele

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Progressive Senator Victoria Steele (D, AZ) and DC-based journalist Jimmy Zuma bring you the most interesting stories in politics and interview the newsmakers who make it happen. Wait, What? is the easiest way to become the smartest person at the table.

Progressive Senator Victoria Steele (D, AZ) and DC-based journalist Jimmy Zuma bring you the most interesting stories in politics and interview the newsmakers who make it happen. Wait, What? is the easiest way to become the smartest person at the table.

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United States

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Progressive Senator Victoria Steele (D, AZ) and DC-based journalist Jimmy Zuma bring you the most interesting stories in politics and interview the newsmakers who make it happen. Wait, What? is the easiest way to become the smartest person at the table.

Language:

English

Contact:

4438691310


Episodes

Trump's last debate!

10/23/2020
Here's our commentary from the last presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump (earlier tonight.) Learn about the blow by blow action, who won and why we think so. And we'll explain what it means for the presidential race. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:32:57

You're voting, and already democracy is winning!

10/15/2020
Democratic voters are casting absentee and early voting ballots in droves. We tell you how to deal with voter intimidation tactics on election day and how you can help others. Then we take a look at new research on authoritarianism among Trump voters and why racism is a big part of it. Lastly we explore whether Attorney General Bill Barr is deliberately distancing himself from Trump. And, you're going to love those incredible polls! Don't forget: When democrats vote, democrats...

Duration:00:32:25

Republicans blow a couple of key debates

10/9/2020
We cover the debates you couldn't bring yourself to watch. In the first matchup, the critical Senate race in Arizona. We're calling this one Kelly and the Troll. Second up, the single vice presidential debate. Let's just call that one Kamala and the Mansplainer. Highlights, low lights, sidelights and Miller Lites. Losing in the polls—bigly—Both Senator McSally and Vice President Pence fail to clear the bar. Sponsored by our good friends at Economic and Human Development Research...

Duration:00:49:42

Misogyny in the Alt Right with Mark Potok

10/1/2020
In the second part of our interview with Mark Potok, we discuss misogyny in right wing hate groups. You know them from their hate of everyone who isn't white but did you know they also believe in things like "corrective rape" and subjugation of women? We walk you through the right-wing "manosphere." Sponsored by Economic and Human Development Research Associates. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:33:51

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, looking back, leaning forward

9/24/2020
We share our personal thoughts and remembrances about RBG, highlights from her civil rights and Supreme Court careers, and our idea about how to fix the court so it can never be partisan again. Sponsored by our fondest, proudest, and most meaningful memories. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:29:03

The Nazification of the Radical Right, with Mark Potok

9/17/2020
Internationally recognized expert on the radical right, Mark Potok joins us. The fringe right is in another period of ascendency, probably bigger than it has ever been. But something is different this time. Philosophies like "Christian Identity are part and parcel of the rise. That's a fancy name for hating (and blaming) Jews. Find out how these fringe ideologies are infiltrating the radical right and what it means for us in this election year. Mark has been interviewed thousands of times...

Duration:00:41:59

Covid Lies and Campaign Crimes

9/10/2020
Bob Woodward's new book, Rage, recounts his conversations with Donald Trump which he taped. We fill you in on what's in the book and play some highlights that reveal Trump knew he's been lying about Covid-19 as early as February. Then, why is the Trump campaign short of cash and where did it go? And who got the 25% paid to a mysterious LLC? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:31:35

The links between antifa, the boogaloo boys, QAnon and a**holes.

9/4/2020
One of these things is not like the others. but like links in a chain, each has something in common with another one. We explain who they are, what they are, and why it matters. Then we break down post-convention polling. Who gained, who lost, and how will it affect the electoral college? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:36:06

Convention, Confusion and Clapback!

8/29/2020
The Republican Convention was a cacophony of lying, deception and taking credit for what Obama did. Jimmy watched all four nights just to bring you what he's calling "highlights from lowlifes." Then we take a look at the people's continuing fight for racial justice and who's doing the murdering in and around protests. TL;DR It isn't the protesters. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:37:55

Dems Pandemic Convention is the new Gold Standard

8/22/2020
Over one week, Democrats redefined the party convention forever, and set a standard that has Republicans racing to catch up! Victoria and Jimmy discuss the highlights and why they matter so, so much. Sponsored by the Anchor Network. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:41:23

It's Kamala time!

8/14/2020
Kamala Harris is Joe Biden's pick for Vice President. Find out more about her including: some of her progressive victories, highlight moments, and the reaction to her selection as our likely next Vice President. You probably already know it is big news. Find out why... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:34:05

The joy of follow up questions, the magic of TikTok, and lessons from the latest primaries

8/6/2020
In an interview on Axios, Trump wilts under the follow up questions you've been waiting for. Our highlight lollers. Then, what's Trump's obsession with TikTok? We know. And lastly, what do the latest primaries tell us about the state of the race. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:39:42

Inside New York's Covid-19 emergency rooms

7/30/2020
GW Professor and ER Doc Terry Jodrie served in New York during the height of their pandemic. In an exclusive sit down, he joins us to tell the inside story. It's a poignant lesson for ERs nationwide and a critical prescription for communities everywhere. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:36:16

Goons in Portland: Is your city next?

7/23/2020
Protesters in Portland are experiencing how the Border Patrol treats refugees. And Trump has promised to deploy them in our greatest cities. Is this the latest attempt to turn the USA into a dictatorship? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:30:36

Back pats and political pet peeves

7/17/2020
Wait, What? is one year old! To celebrate, we spend 5:45 reminiscing . Then we get down to business with a discussion of our most annoying political pet peeves. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:39:08

Biden's brilliance, PsyOps from Lincoln Project, SCOTUS screws you, and Trump's an idiot

7/10/2020
We run down what Biden has been up to and why it is getting big results. The SCOTUS writes another ruling that makes employees chattle of their employers. The we laugh along with the Lincoln Project as the rattle Trump, once again. Lastly our commentary on the idiotic plan Trump thinks will win him reelection. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:28:56

Racism inside the National Organization for Women?

7/3/2020
Host Victoria Steele is a board member of the National Organization for Women. She's joined by another board member, Nevada NOW president Jeri Burton, as they detail emerging information about employee complaints and resignations, and a minority of board members—all white—who'd rather just sweep it under the rug. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:12:03

DOJ cheats, Trump's do over, and more happy polls!

6/25/2020
Two new DOJ whistleblowers detail lying to get favorable sentencing for Trump cronies and fake investigations of others. Trump holds another extinction event in Phoenix, and the room was full—of children. And Biden's poll numbers top a new milestone. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:27:55

Covid-19 surges in the South, Trump holds an extinction event, militia's attack and we check the polls

6/19/2020
A rare Covid-19 show: Coronavirus surges in Trump Country asTrump starts holding extinction events, Militia's begin attacking Black Lives Matter protesters. And the polling is starting to look like Trump's personal extinction event. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:33:49

They came to stop police murder and ended up saving democracy!

6/11/2020
Massive marches against police murder, police rioting, an attempted coup attempt, and Trump's retreat into his own Green Zone. We weave this all together and explain how each of these stories intersect. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message

Duration:00:33:05