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The Daily Beans is a women-owned and operated progressive news podcast for your morning commute brought to you by the webby award-winning hosts of Mueller, She Wrote. Get your social justice and political news with just the right amount of snark.

The Daily Beans is a women-owned and operated progressive news podcast for your morning commute brought to you by the webby award-winning hosts of Mueller, She Wrote. Get your social justice and political news with just the right amount of snark.


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The Daily Beans is a women-owned and operated progressive news podcast for your morning commute brought to you by the webby award-winning hosts of Mueller, She Wrote. Get your social justice and political news with just the right amount of snark.




Collusion Confirmation

Today: the US Treasury confirms for the first time that Manafort handed off Trump polling data to Konstantin Kilimnik; Jim Jordan clashes with Dr. Fauci again and Maxine Waters has something to say about it; there are now receipts that Greenberg made hundreds of payments to women and girls; Florida passes an anti-trans bill that would require genital checks of high school athletes, the US hits Russia with sanctions over the SolarWinds hack and 2020 election interference; the defense rests in...


Matt Gaetz: Stevia Daddy (feat. Nevo Zisin)

Today: the Capitol Police were ordered to hold back on riot response on January 6th; Joe Biden ends the war in Afghanistan; Matt Gaetz had his iPhone seized by the feds last winter; Greenberg is cooperating with prosecutors; the Biden Justice Department refuses to hand over documents relating to the former guy’s zero-tolerance policy at the border; the former cop Kim Potter who shot and killed Daunte Wright has been arrested, booked, and charged with second degree manslaughter; the Kenosha...


I Want a Dog Agent (feat. Maria Bamford)

Today: the Brooklyn Center officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright and the Police Chief both resign; the NCAA back transgender athletes; Matt Gaetz is now connected to another shill candidate scheme in Florida; more messages from Joel Greenberg; Trump has a new excuse for why he can’t hand over his tax returns to Congress; Biden will nominate the first woman as Secretary of the Army; plus Dana and AG go over the Hot Notes and your Good News. Follow our guest on Twitter: Maria Bamford...


Gaetz at Recess

Today: the Minneapolis police officer who shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop this weekend claims she meant to tase him; more than 100 corporate executives hold a call to halt donations and investments in those associated with voter suppression; Iran calls a blackout at its nuclear atomic site “nuclear terrorism”; Connecticut looks to expand voting rights; the white house targets McConnell and McCarthy in their efforts to sell Biden’s infrastructure plan; the former guy calls McConnell...


Pumpkin Head (feat. Robert J. DeNault)

Today; the Matt Gaetz investigation expands; the Russian agent the former guy put in charge of communications at CDC celebrated doctoring reports; Vance hires one of the best forensic accountants that formerly worked on the Mueller probe for his investigation into the Trump Organization as we’re learning more about Barry Weisselberg; a Black Army Officer sues Virginia Police for violating his rights; plus Dana and AG go over the Hot Notes and your Good News. Follow our guest on Twitter:...


One Nation, Not Invincible (feat. Sam Goldman with Mary Trump)

Today: Matt Gaetz appears to be in more trouble as Joel Greenberg is likely taking a plea deal; the case against the Trump Organization gets stronger as more financial records are handed over from the Weisselbergs; people get their voting rights restored in Washington; Cruz may be in trouble over possible ethics and campaign finance violations; plus Mary Trump joins Dana to deliver the Hot Notes and your Good News while AG takes a day. Follow our guest on Twitter: Sam Goldman (@SamBGoldman)...


Share a Swear

Today: a new investigation shows that white people fearing becoming the minority motivated many of the insurrectionists; Matt Gaetz asked Trump for a blanket pardon; the NRA’s bankruptcy case isn’t going well for them: a new North Carolina bill would ban treatment for trans people under 21; ten members of Congress have joined the NAACP lawsuit against the former guy for inciting the insurrection; big wins for Democrats in St. Louis and Wisconsin; plus AG and Dana deliver the Hot Notes and...


One Nation Invisible (feat. Glenn Kirschner)

Today: the parliamentarian rules in favor of additional budget reconciliation considerations; as predicted Arkansas lawmakers override Hutchinson’s veto of the bill banning treatment for transgender kids; Major League Baseball announces it will hold the All-Star game in Colorado; day 7 of testimony as the Derek Chauvin trial in the murder of George Floyd continues; Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey has announced she will run for a full term; President Biden announces some new vaccine guidelines;...


Keep Your Honeypots Straight (feat. Andrew Torrez)

Today: “60 Minutes” exposes Ron DeSantis’ pay-to-play vaccine distribution scheme; satellite images show a massive Russian military installation in the Arctic; Peter Navarro pushed the former guy’s agencies to award COVID contracts to untested companies; Republicans will call for Gaetz’ resignation if he’s indicted; Biden’s new effort to combat hunger in the Hot Notes; plus Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) and AG deliver your Good news. Our guest: P. Andrew Torrez (@patorrezlaw) Lawyer; Co-host,...


Yoga Turtles (feat. Elie Honig)

Today how the former guy tricked his donors into recurring contributions; the Oath Keepers who guarded Roger Stone traded 19 calls prior to the attack on the Capitol; Matt Gaetz bragged about his access to women provided by his friend Greenberg; Republican Congresswomen revoke their endorsements of a Texas GOP candidate after racist comments; the trial of Derek Chauvin resumes today; plus Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) and AG deliver the Hot Notes and your Good news. Our guest: Elie Honig...


Dental Mouth

Today: new details in the Matt Gaetz story; an ongoing study shows the Pfizer vaccine is effective for at least six months; Georgia passes a retaliatory bill raising taxes on Delta Airlines; Texas advances a voter suppression bill; Biden holds his first Cabinet meeting; billions in new Obamacare benefits are now available on; New York files hate crime charges against a man who attacked an Asian American woman; a California man who used a stun gun on a Capitol Police Officer...


Pickle Fanatic (feat. Renato Mariotti)

Today: Gaetzgate is in full swing; the Derik Chauvin trail continues; leaked audio from a McConnell staffer shows how much conservatives fear The For The People Act; Delta Airlines reverses course on the voter suppression bill in Georgia; Cuomo signs a bill in New York legalizing recreational marijuana and expunging charges; the Pentagon is announcing new rules for transgender people serving openly in a sweeping reversal of the former guy’s policy; Biden proclaims March 31st as Transgender...


A Florida Man (feat. Adam Klasfeld)

Today: the trial of Derik Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd continues with powerful testimony for the prosecution; Matt Gaetz is being investigated for a possible sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl; new information on the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine - this time from the CDC; leaked audio from conservatives opposing The For The People Act show that they’re scared of more people voting; Ghislaine Maxwell is hit with superseding indictments; Biden names diverse nominees for the...


What Even are The Courts (feat. Trae Crowder)

Today: the trial of Derik Chauvin is underway with opening arguments and the first witnesses for the prosecution; the NY AG and Manhattan DA have teamed up to investigate Steve Bannon’s fraud case; new polling is out on President Biden; former Trump COVID Task Force doctors speak candidly; there are now two grand juries working on the Trump election fraud case in Georgia; Schumer pitches an amendment to the budget reconciliation rules to circumvent the filibuster; the SolarWinds hack got...


Classic Cult (feat. Sarah Sharkey Pearce)

Today, Dominion voting has sued Fox News for $1.6B for defamation; California nixes the cash bail system and Baltimore will no longer prosecute drug possession or prostitution; Democrats introduce the DeJoy Act to counteract DeJoy’s mail slowing plan; the Governor of Arkansas signs a bill allowing medical providers to refuse to treat LGBTQ people; the backlash over Georgia’s voter suppression legislation; plus Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) and AG deliver the Hot Notes and your Good news. Our...


I Got To Hug A Nurse (feat. Tatenda Musapatike)

Today: Biden announces a new vaccine goal during his first official press conference; Texas Criminal Attorney General Ken Paxton refuses to hand over his communications during the insurrection; the hospital executive who let Eric Trump cut the line at a vaccine event has resigned; there’s no migrant surge at the border; Washington state restores voting rights to those on parole and probation; plus Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) and AG deliver your Good news and a verdict in Aimee’s Court....


Positive Burro Coefficient (feat. Kyle Cheney)

Today: the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation into the former guy enters its next phase; Biden has been working on executive gun reform for weeks; court filings now show communications between the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys ahead of the attack on the Capitol; Virginia becomes the 23rd state to abolish the death penalty; the White House agrees to appoint an AAPI liaison after ultimatums from senators Hirono and Duckworth; plus Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) and AG deliver the Hot...


Man Cat Face (feat. Stephen Brown)

Today: more information on the Boulder, Colorado shooting comes to light; a New York police officer is tied to roger stone and the insurrection; the DoJ has been considering insurrection sedition charges for WEEKS; Mike Sherwin didn’t get permission from the DoJ to go on 60 Minutes and discuss open and ongoing investigations; a suspect who sprayed officers with chemicals will remain in detention; Leon Black, the guy who was under investigation two months ago for a $50M payment to Jeffrey...


Space Drug Task Force (feat. Renato Mariotti)

Today: the former interim US Attorney for the District of Columbia says the evidence in the insurrection investigation is trending toward sedition charges; Arizona Governor Doug Ducey lied about border arrests; Biden’s economic advisors are working on a $3T infrastructure bill; Rep Tom Reed won’t seek reelection over sexual misconduct claims; plus Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) and AG deliver the Hot Notes and your Good news. Follow our guest on Twitter: Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) Host,...


Implausible Deniability (feat. Robert DeNault)

Today: the Department of Justice has charged four leaders of the Proud Boys with conspiracy in the capitol insurrection investigation; Mike Flynn’s associate Bijan Kian has his conviction reinstated by the Fourth Circuit; the postal service has found no mail-in voter fraud in the 2020 election; Biden’s Secretary of Education, Cordona, reverses Betsy DeVos’ policy and forgives fraudulent student loans; Veselnitskaya’s Trump Tower cover-up has been linked to a Russian chemical weapons program;...