Episode 144 bids a not-so-fond farewell to Congressman Paul Ryan and considers Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in DC this week. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images


Paul Ryan is leaving Congress, President Trump says missiles will soon be headed toward Syria, and the FBI just raided the office of Trump attorney Michael Cohen. Quite a lot to talk about this week, and Rich Smith, Katie Herzog, and Eli Sanders dive right in with a list of new lows that Ryan sunk to this year before bailing out.

After that, Chase Burns is back to pore over Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress this week. How’d Zuck do? For that matter, how'd our esteemed, and often elderly members of Congress do investigating social media? Will any of this make Facebook cool again?

Finally, three things we’re loving this week. Chase talks about why The Queen of Versailles is still a must-watch (or re-watch) for this moment. Rich says you need to see the serious-podcast-mocking American Vandal. And Katie talks up the disturbing glories of Mommy Dead and Dearest.

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