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Ringer Dish is the place for all things celebrity. From major celebrity moments like the Met Gala and the Oscars, to the weird habits of the stars you love, to refreshers on the biggest tabloid stories from the last twenty years, Ringer Dish has all the vital details. On Mondays, join a rotating cast of Ringer staffers for deep dives on famous families like the Richies or to learn more about your favorite internet boyfriend (looking at you, Zac Efron). On Wednesdays, catch ‘Jam Session’ with ...
 
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Initially taped just before the announcement of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, this episode features Feds Natasha Bertrand, former Senator Al Franken, and Matt Miller delving into the stark, Orwellian divide between the true facts about the virus, the DOJ, and misinformation on the one hand, and the wholly fictional account propounded by…
 
In this special bonus Talking Feds Now, three #Sistersinlaw, all clerks to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, come together to describe what Justice Ginsburg really was like as a mentor, judge, spouse, and improbable pop culture hero. Amanda Tyler, Gillian Metzger, and Ginger Anders talk about their lives during their clerkships and paint a multi-dimensi…
 
Cardi B filed for divorce from Offset this week and all we have to say is, be free, Queen (1:00). Addison Rae is being cast in a remake of ‘She’s All That’ and Drew Barrymore has a talk show for some reason (7:13). On this week’s Cringe Mode, we revisit the 2012 stripper movie ‘Magic Mike’ (18:49), and do we need to join NBA Twitter along with Hals…
 
On this week's episode, former Dept. of Homeland Security Chief of Staff Miles Taylor joins Tara to discuss the variety of dangerously absurd, inhumane and illegal demands Trump made during his tenure at DHS, the concerns raised within Trump's own National Security staff about his unfitness for office, why it took so long for many former Trump offi…
 
When he Loses the Election Will Trump Call His Armed and Delusional Supporters to the Streets? | The Dark Side of Meritocracy and the Need to Restore the Dignity of Work | Chaos and War Will Follow Trump's Withdrawal from Afghanistan Before the Electionbackgroundbriefing.org/donatetwitter.com/ianmastersmediafacebook.com/ianmastersmedia…
 
Trump Chokes on ABC's Town Hall Facing Real Questions From Ordinary Americans | Silence From the White House and GOP on Caputo's Call to Arms For a Civil War in November | The GOP's Affinity for Putin Who Runs a Regime Republicans Want for America backgroundbriefing.org/donatetwitter.com/ianmastersmediafacebook.com/ianmastersmedia…
 
Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss Emily Ratajkowski's essay about her sexual assault in New York Magazine’s The Cut (0:15). They also cover Chris Evans's leaked photo (20:18). Plus, a celebration for professional athletes and activists: U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka, and NASCAR driver Lewis Hamilton (30:40).…
 
The Trump, Netanyahu, UAE and Bahrain Peace Deal is Actually an Arms Deal | With the West of Fire, Trump Puts a Global Warming Denier in Charge of the Weather | Ending Fire Suppression and Learning From the "Good Fires" of Indigenous Peoplebackgroundbriefing.org/donatetwitter.com/ianmastersmediafacebook.com/ianmastersmedia…
 
Trump's Threat to Withhold Funds Unless States Follow his Advice to Rake the Forest Floor | The Role of Winds and Power Lines in the Oregon Fires | The 48 to 59 Million Displaced by the U.S. War on Terrorbackgroundbriefing.org/donatetwitter.com/ianmastersmediafacebook.com/ianmastersmediaBy Ian Masters
 
There are many celebrity relationship rumors flying around right now, including Cara Delevingne dating Halsey and Jacob Elordi dating Kaia Gerber (1:00). If you're looking for some trash reality TV to watch, Amelia has some recommendations for you (14:24). 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' is ending after next season, so we revisit some of the most…
 
Trump's Minions Bury Intelligence on How the Russians Are helping Reelect the Boss | Trump is Losing His Base Who Are Suffering in the Healthcare Crisis He is Worsening | How the Germans Confronted Their Past Evils Compared to Us Facing Our Legacy of Slavery and Racial Hatred Which Trump is Revivingbackgroundbriefing.org/donatetwitter.com/ianmaster…
 
Calling Out Trump's Racist Reelection Strategy | Time For the Democrats to Get Tough With the Mafia Boss in the White House | Senior Republicans Try to Stop Trump From Trashing Mail-in Ballotingbackgroundbriefing.org/donatetwitter.com/ianmastersmediafacebook.com/ianmastersmediaBy Ian Masters
 
Juliet and Amanda talk about the multimillion-dollar Netflix deal that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced and what projects the couple could produce (01:14). They also break down Patrick McEnroe's new Grub Street diet and discuss the latest happenings from the U.S. Open (13:48). Finally, they jump into celebrity quick hits, including Katie Ho…
 
A dream team of Democratic Party leaders -- Marc Elias, the leading lawyer in the country for election protection, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Congresswoman Katie Porter -- join Talking Feds host Harry Litman to discuss the gargantuan efforts afoot to protect the right to vote in the November election. You’ve heard about the manifold problems; now h…
 
A lot of celebrities are either pregnant or just gave birth, including Katy Perry, Lea Michelle, and Emma Roberts (1:02). ‘Dancing With the Stars’ released its lineup this week and it includes none other than Carole Baskin from ‘Tiger King’ (11:07). We break down the Disney classic ‘Cheetah Girls’ for the next installment of Cringe Mode (20:00), an…
 
While Trump Offers Simplistic, Strongman Magic, Biden Must Show That Real Strength Does Not Depend on Magic | The Overlooked Senate Intelligence Report Puts Mueller's Report to Shame | China's Orwellian Digital Authoritarian Surveillance Statebackgroundbriefing.org/donatetwitter.com/ianmastersmediafacebook.com/ianmastersmedia…
 
The conventions are over. Now the real campaigning begins. Trump's doubling down on his dark messages of mayhem and lies to demagogue issues of law and order and undermine the upcoming election. Historian, NYU Professor and author of the forthcoming book "Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present," Ruth Ben Ghiat joins Tara to discuss the ways Trump…
 
In Part 2 of a special bonus edition of Talking Feds commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, Jill Wine-Banks, Joyce Vance, and Barbara McQuade speak with Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) about voter suppression, the unravelling of our democracy that has be…
 
A Report From Moscow on the Poisoning of Navalny by Novichok | Outrage in Europe at Putin the Poisoner But Silence From Trump | Will The Trump Inaugural Committee's Corruption Ensnare Trump? backgroundbriefing.org/donatetwitter.com/ianmastersmediafacebook.com/ianmastersmediaBy Ian Masters
 
A Convoy of Far Right Trump Supporters Provoke Violence in Portland | Trump Loyalists in Charge of Intelligence Hold Back Evidence of Foreign Interference in the Upcoming Election | Was Biden Effective in Showing How Trump is Inflaming Tensions to Benefit From the Violence he Creates?backgroundbriefing.org/donatetwitter.com/ianmastersmediafacebook.…
 
Why Trump Loves Rallies in Which He Shares the Unhinged Belief Systems of His Cult-like Followers | Will Biden Call Trump Out on His Cynical Game of Creating Civil Strife in Order to Benefit From It? | The Author of a New Report "Hidden in Plain Sight: Racism, White Supremacy, And Far-right Militancy in Law Enforcement"backgroundbriefing.org/donate…
 
It's Teen Movie Week at The Ringer, so we're reminiscing about some of our favorite films from the genre. We talk about the snubs and surprises from The Ringer's teen movie bracket (1:46), award some teen movie superlatives (13:47), and go deep on one of the best teen movies of all time, 'Bring It On' (29:07). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and …
 
The Cult-like Quality of the GOP's Capitulation to Trumpism | Economic Distress Grows With No Unemployment Benefits and Protection From Eviction | How Big Pharma Price-Gouges on Drugs Taxpayers Invested Billions of R&D inbackgroundbriefing.org/donatetwitter.com/ianmastersmediafacebook.com/ianmastersmedia…
 
As the West Burns 9 Times More CO2 Enters the Atmosphere Than All the Reductions From California's Green Initiatives | The Malign Influence of Stephen Miller Who Follows His Mentor David Horowitz's Advice That "Fear Beats Hope"backgroundbriefing.org/donatetwitter.com/ianmastersmediafacebook.com/ianmastersmedia…
 
RNC Fantasy Night Has Trump a Decisive Leader Against the Pandemic | RNC Diversity Night Showcases a Few Minority Faces Without the Usual 95% White Crowd | Bannon Hopes For a Pardon Which is Unlikely to Come From Trumpbackgroundbriefing.org/donatetwitter.com/ianmastersmediafacebook.com/ianmastersmedia…
 
Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins share their summer book recommendations and discuss the books on their radar (0:38). They then weigh in on celebrity announcements including John Legend and Chrissy Teigen selling their Beverly Hills home (28:40), Britney Spears taking legal action against her father (37:15), and the return of Armas updates (43:40).…
 
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