Episode 145 has a lot of feelings about James Comey and his new book tour. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images


Eli Sanders, Rich Smith, and Katie Herzog try to process all their feelings about James Comey and his book tour. Because, you know, it's complicated. Yes, it's nice to see Comey speaking truth to Trump power. But, also, Comey kinda cost Hillary Clinton the election. And no, it's not yet time to get over that one.

After that, a Congressional race you should be watching in Arizona and an issue that's not getting enough attention: the shuttering of Backpage.com. Katie explains why the disappearance of Backpage is bad for sex worker safety, explores the dilemma of how best to combat human trafficking online, and explains what Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has to do with all this.

Finally, Tax Day has come and gone but this column from Sarah Vowell is still with us. Pointing to Henry David Thoreau—who went to jail rather than pay taxes in support of a government that embraced slavery and made war on Mexico—Vowell suggests we all think about where we draw the line. So Eli, Rich, and Katie (not the biggest contributors to the US Treasury, but definitely contributors!) talk about that one.

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