Episode 139 dives in to the Texas primary results, the West Virginia teachers' strike, and the surprisingly moving, Trump-voter-transforming reboot of Queer Eye. Drew Anthony Smith / Getty Images


Dan Savage, Rich Smith, and Eli Sanders talk about this week's primary elections in Texas, where Democratic turnout surged, a strong challenger to Ted Cruz emerged, and a huge lefty vs. lefty fight broke out over the Democratic Party throwing its weight around in one particular Congressional district.

If the Democratic Party wants to win control of Congress in November, is throwing its weight around in local Democratic primaries really a bad thing? Or, as Rich Smith argues, is it a dangerously counter-productive thing?

After that, the massive and very successful teacher’s strike in West Virginia—a deeply red state with minimal labor protections—and what it shows us about the future of unions (at a time when the US Supreme Court seems poised to deal organized labor yet another blow).

Finally, 15 years after it first launched, Queer Eye is back and… it's actually, shockingly great and so moving it’s making some Blabbermouthers blubber. How the fuck did that happen? And why is Queer Eye suddenly at the cutting edge of getting rural Trump voters to reflect on the true sources of their frustrations, own their own failings, and warmly enter into meaningful dialogue about police brutality, class, body image, and more with five well-groomed liberal elites? Chase Burns is back to help us figure out what the hell is going on.

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