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Episode 418: Clunky Titanic

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Ben recaps the week in news and focuses on the First Step Act, the spat between the medical community and the N.R.A. and is joined by Joe Toscano to discuss his book "Automating Humanity" and they discuss universal basic income and the questions politicians aren't (but should be) asking tech companies. 

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Episode 417: Whiplash Week

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Ben reports from the road and covers the midterm results, Jeff Sessions' resignation, and delves into the background of Sessions' replacement, Matt Whitaker

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Episode 415: Bread & Butter

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Ben and Marcus discuss the bombing scare, the migrant caravan and Trump's personal cell phone use. 

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Episode 414: Red Meat

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Ben and Marcus discuss undocumented workers, the alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi and Ben breaks down the toss-up districts in the House of Representatives elections. 

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Episode 413: Devil Without a Cause

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Ben and Marcus discuss the Washington Post's Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance in Saudi Arabia, Nikki Haley's resignation and Ben gives you a breakdown of the upcoming Senate elections. 

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Clarifications:

Jamal Khashoggi is a resident of the United States, not a citizen. 

Kanye West and Kid Rock were at the White House to celebrate the signing of "The Music Modernization Act". 

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Episode 411: Cards Facing Out

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Ben and Marcus discuss Trump's UN press conference, Rod Rosenstein's tumultuous week and Dr. Ford and Brett Kavanaugh's testimonies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Episode 410: The Vote is Broke

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Ben discusses the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh and the vulnerability of voting machines to hacking. 

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Episode 409: Muck up the Works

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Ben is joined by the president of Diligence LLC and former CIA covert operations officer Mike Baker to discuss the NYTimes Op-Ed, lack of nuclear weapons at the North Korean military parade, and the future of cyber warfare.

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Episode 408: Lodestar

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Ben and Marcus discuss the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, Roy Moore and Michael Cohen's GoFundMe campaigns and guess at who could be behind the anonymous NY Times op-ed "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration".

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Episode 407: Terrifying and Interesting

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Ben and Marcus discuss the passing of John McCain, the Arizona and Florida primaries and Alex Jones. 

Ben is then joined by journalist Mark Jacobson to discuss his prolific career, the shifting public perception of the FBI & NSA and his book "Pale Horse Rider: William Cooper, the Rise of Conspiracy, and the Fall of Trust in America".

Episode 406: The Fire is Here

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Ben and Marcus discuss the Cohen and Manafort verdicts, the ongoing prison strike and Trump's interview on Fox News.

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Episode 405: Birds of a Feather

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Ben and Marcus discuss the Omarosa tape, John Brennan's rescinded security clearance, and Sacha Baron Cohen's "Who Is America". 

*Correction: The lethal injection execution with Fentanyl was in Nebraska, not North Carolina

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Episode 403: Fentanyl Inc.

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Ben is joined by writer Ben Westhoff to discuss his upcoming book "Fentanyl Inc.", and the fascinatingly terrifying corporate underbelly of the opioid epidemic

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Episode 402: The Flip is Finished

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Ben and super producer Travis Morningstar discuss the Cohen tapes, the proposed impeachment of Rod Rosenstein and the ramifications of Trump's trade policy. 

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Episode 401: No Rules in Finland

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Ben and Marcus discuss the Helsinki summit between Trump and Putin, alleged NRA affiliated Russian spy Maria Butina and Stormy Daniel's arrest. 

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Episode 400: American Schadenfreude

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For their 400th episode, Ben and Marcus reflect on their past political predictions and catch you up on the news about Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's pardon of the Hammonds and the delays in immigrant family reunification. 

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Episode 399: You Have the Key with Marc Mero

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Ben interviews boxing and wrestling legend Marc Mero and they discuss his post-wrestling career as a motivational speaker, the challenges and rewards in connecting with today's youth and the bright futures for the new generation of retired wrestlers. 

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