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Seth takes a closer look at one of the big political questions looming after Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter: will Donald Trump get his account back? Then, Oscar Isaac talks about playing a character with multiple personalities on Moon Knight, his kids and recruiting Ethan Hawke for the show. See Privacy Policy at https://ar…
 
This week, we’re taking on whaling in Tokugawa Japan. What is ‘traditional’ whaling in Japan? How and why did people take to the seas to hunt whales? And how is all of this wrapped up in the modern debate around whaling in Japan? Side note: wet weather in Seattle is giving me mad allergies, so apologies if I sound extra sniffly or anything. Show no…
 
Seth takes a closer look at former President George W. Bush accidentally confessing to being a war criminal and Republicans voting against bills that would address the nationwide shortage of baby formula. Then, Ricky Gervais talks about his comedy special SuperNature, living on borrowed time and challenging his audiences. See Privacy Policy at http…
 
This week, we're taking on whaling in Tokugawa Japan. What is 'traditional' whaling in Japan? How and why did people take to the seas to hunt whales? And how is all of this wrapped up in the modern debate around whaling in Japan? Side note: wet weather in Seattle is giving me mad allergies, so apologies if I sound extra sniffly or anything. Show no…
 
Seth takes a closer look at North Carolina Republican congressman Madison Cawthorn, one of the most vocal proponents of Donald Trump's big lie about the 2020 election, losing his GOP primary last night despite Trump’s endorsement. Then, Sarah Silverman gushes about NBC's Law & Order, talks about her musical The Bedwetter and recounts her experience…
 
Seth addresses the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, before Amber Ruffin calls for an end to white supremacy and racism with a song. Then, Seth takes a closer look at prominent members of the right embracing and parroting the dangerous white nationalist conspiracy theory known as “the great replacement,” which, in addition to being deeply racist,…
 
VIDEO VERSION HERE Damien AJ Bostian joins the Highway Diary podcast to talk about his appearance on ABC's Nightline. Original Program can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3KU8-NOsoA We talk about the larger implications of US intervention in the conflict in the Ukraine. A debate ensues. Eric insists that there's plenty of creeps tha…
 
This week: where does our stock image of the sohei come from, and why does it tell us more about Japan after the age of warrior-monks than anything else? Sources Adolphson, Mikhael S. The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha: Monastic Warriors and Sohei in Medieval Japan. Adolphson, Mikhael S. The Gates of Power: Monks, Courtiers, and Warriors in Premoder…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Democratic Congresswoman Katie Porter making a powerful speech to her colleagues about solving the cost-of-living crisis and Donald Trump wanting to bomb Mexico and pretend it wasn’t us. Then, Paula Pell shares a story about the time she pretended to be a cop because a man aggressively yelled at her in Los Angeles traffi…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Trump asking if China had a hurricane gun and Senate Republicans blocking the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill that would codify abortion rights at the federal level. Then, Beto O’Rourke breaks down the issues with Greg Abbott’s abortion ban in Texas and predicts what he thinks might come next. See Privacy Policy at…
 
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump’s former secretary of defense saying Trump wanted to shoot protesters and called his own senior officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, "f---ing losers." Then, Bob Odenkirk talks about getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, realizing he wanted to get into dramatic acting while on stage wi…
 
Video Version HERE Highway Diary catches up with Andrew Meyer. We talk about his infamous tazing after asking John Kerry 2 questions at the University of Florida in 2007. We talk about the mysterious death of Tim Russert in 2004 for asking the same questions. PLUGS: Don't Tase Me Bro! Real Questions, Fake News, And My Life As A Meme - Andrew Meyer …
 
Seth takes a closer look at Republicans focusing on the leak of the Supreme Court's draft ruling overturning Roe v. Wade while more evidence emerges potentially linking Trump to the militia groups involved in the attempted coup on January 6. Then, Sutton Foster and Hugh Jackman talk about The Music Man returning to Broadway, dealing with an audienc…
 
This week: what does the historical record have to say about the veracity of the image of the warrior-monk, or sohei, that is so pervasive in pop cultural understandings of medieval Japan? Sources Adolphson, Mikhael S. The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha: Monastic Warriors and Sohei in Medieval Japan. Adolphson, Mikhael S. The Gates of Power: Monks, …
 
Seth takes a closer look at the five conservative Supreme Court justices poising to overturn Roe v. Wade and erase a woman's constitutional right to bodily autonomy, subverting the will of the vast majority of Americans and defying a half-century of legal precedent. Then, Amy Schumer talks about enjoying red wine in any weather, the story behind he…
 
Seth takes a closer look at a judge ruling that Trump will remain in contempt of court after failing to comply with a subpoena in a fraud investigation as more bombshell text messages emerged implicating more GOP members of Congress in the attempted coup on January 6. Then, Melanie Lynskey talks about playing a former cannibal on Yellowjackets; her…
 
Video Version Here The hilarious, talented, Arielle Isaac Norman joins the Highway Diary Podcast to talk about her most controversial podcast episode yet, "Trans Woman Pedophile (Non-Offending): There's a Problematic Solution to That" which can be found here: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/politically-non/trans-woman-pedophile-non-x2fOHD3Xmnk…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Kevin McCarthy and Marjorie Taylor Greene lying about their roles in the January 6 insurrection and a member of the committee investigating the insurrection revealing what he called the most chilling moment from that day. Then, Andrew Garfield talks about the story behind Under the Banner of Heaven, being a "slut for tru…
 
Seth takes a closer look at aspiring Republican politicians deciding the path to power in their party requires fully embracing Donald Trump and his lies about the 2020 election. Then, Vanessa Bayer breaks down the similarities between SNL and QVC, talks about telling Lorne Michaels about her childhood leukemia and shares one of her favorite rejecte…
 
On this month's episode of our literary podcast Late Night Lit, Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with two great novelists. She talks to Maggie Shipstead, author of Great Circle, and Dana Schwartz, whose new book Anatomy: A Love Story is available now. Schwartz also hosts the podcast Noble Blood. Plus, writer Marc Bernardin shares a book recommendation. See …
 
VIDEO VERSION Monkey Butler Alum Calder Holbrook joins the Highway Diary podcast to talk about our old project Damien Shadows PI and Debunken Mit Wilhelm Skeptisch. We talk about the rise and fall of the UCB. The rise and fall of the IO West, and the rise and fall of Monkey Butler. Look out for Calder's podcast AE Double Back Podcast https://podbay…
 
This week, we’re wrapping up our look at Sakamoto Ryoma’s life and legacy to see how he was transformed from loyalist ronin to posthumous legend. Plus, some quick thoughts on his legacy and enduring popularity. Programming note: no new episode next week! Sources Jansen, Marius. Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration Beasley, WG. The Meiji Restora…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Piers Morgan debuting a trailer for an interview he claims Donald Trump angrily walked out of and Rudy Giuliani’s appearance on The Masked Singer. Then, Tiffany Haddish talks about her dating requirements, her children’s book Layla, the Last Black Unicorn and the real reason she accepted her role in The Unbearable Weight…
 
One of the most important trials in recorded history might not have happened. But the story of a Roman hero fighting treason charges is still a wild ride that included public murder, monkey-based punishments, and a legal decision so novel that it changed the western world's court systems forever. Sources and show notes Support us on Patreon…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Republicans waging war on Disney while a lawsuit seeks to keep Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene off the ballot for her attempt to help overthrow the 2020 election. Then, Tina Fey talks about the time her daughter crashed her interview with Seth, what it’s like to raise kids in New York City and her pet lizard. See Pr…
 
Seth takes a closer look at text messages revealing more high-ranking Republicans involved in Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election, including his son Donald Trump Jr. Then, Jordan Klepper talks about becoming a father at the start of the COVID pandemic, engaging with Trump supporters at his events and what happens when they recogniz…
 
This week: Sakamoto Ryoma commits fully to the loyalist cause, but ends up on a turbulent journey that will take him from Kyoto to Edo–and transform him into a very different man. Sources Jansen, Marius. Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration Beasley, WG. The Meiji Restoration Beasley, WG. “The Foreign Threat and the Opening of the Ports” and Mar…
 
This week, we return to the turbulent age of the Bakumatsu–the collapse of the Tokugawa state–with a biography of one of the era’s most intriguing figures, Sakamoto Ryoma. Who was Ryoma, where did he come from, and how did he get swept into the complex politics of the time? Sources Jansen, Marius. Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration Beasley, W…
 
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