This episode features a clip of Tom Nichols on Sam Harris’ podcast Waking Up where he discusses the resentment “elites” and “experts” rampant in certain depressing pockets of America. There’s also a clip from a Wintergatan update video where Martin Molin discusses biking in Utrecht and Holland more generally. Be sure to subscribe to Wintergatan’s channel, and watch all of the amazing videos in the Music Machine Mondays series. It might just make you book a ticket to The Netherlands!
This episode features a clip from HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher's New Rules where he complains about driving based action movies for dudes. At the end I played music from Jon Baptiste playing "When the Saints Go Marching In" — in the style of Fats Domino.
This episode features a clip from a VICE News Tonight segment about how Hygge is key to Denmark's cultural identity, and also from an episode of VICE News about Sweden's aggressive attempt to eliminate gendered stereotypes from their society by starting with kindergardeners.
This episode features a clip from Late Night with Seth Meyers Closer Look at Trump in Puerto Rico. And don't forget to buy your copy of the fantastic new popup book by Kelli Anderson: This Book is a Planetarium! Watch the trailer here, which features snippets of The Space Lady's cover of "Major Tom."
This episode features a couple of clips from HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, the first where in talking to Jesse Jackson, Bill reads a favorite quote from MLK's Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and another where NYTimes columnist Frank Bruni talks about how white male liberals are excluded from the oppression olympics which afflict the left's identity politics.