Episode 148 talks about all the latest political drama and then, with Mother's Day around the corner, listens to Angela Garbes read an excerpt from her new book, Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy. Kelly O


We just went through another big round of pre-midterm primaries, and Dan Savage, Eli Sanders, and Rich Smith talk about what the results mean.

In West Virginia, a convicted criminal coal baron failed to make it through the Republican Senate primary, which… is a good thing? In Ohio, Dennis Kucinich lost in the Democratic gubernatorial primary to a wonk who used to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which… means the fever is breaking and voters are back to wanting effective moderates? (Or does it actually mean the fever is still spiking and voters now really, really hate anyone who, like Kucinich, has “Congressman” connected to their name?)

After all that, Katie Herzog joins in to talk about Melania Trump’s “Be Best” campaign and a grim story from New York: the downfall of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who’s been a prominent foe of accused sexual predators like Harvey Weinstein but is now himself accused of violence against women. Schneiderman resigned this week, but says he didn’t assault anyone and was just “role playing.” What do we make of this statement?

Finally, with Mother’s Day upon us Angela Garbes reads from her new book, Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy. (Seattle listeners: Garbes is appearing at Town Hall with Lindy West on June 13.)

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