Episode 136 talks about Jeff Sessions' sheriff-related remarks, a high-profile call to ban porn, and a couple of books to help you escape. Getty Images


Dan Savage, Rich Smith, and Eli Sanders argue over whether there’s a smarter way to prioritize outrage amid the non-stop outrage machine that is the Trump administration.

Case in point: this week’s fury over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ worrisome—but also technically accurate—remarks concerning “the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.” Turns out former President Barack Obama said similar things. Amid all the other current outrages, were these Sessions words really the best use of our outrage time? Is it being way too stingy with one’s outrage time to even ask this question?

After that, porn. A New York Times columnist wants to ban porn because he believes the Internet is giving us porn on a scale never before seen and, as a result, warping the minds of young men and women. If only we had a sex expert to help us figure out whether this is bullshit! Dan, Eli, Rich, and Stranger writer Katie Herzog talk about what to do with our historic porn bounty.

Finally, two books to escape into—one with zero words, another with some helpfully horrible words—as well as a lesson on ancient romance techniques from Rich.

Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo!