Episode 153 talks to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal about her experience inside a federal detention facility, where migrant women seeking asylum are being separated from their children while being detained by ICE. Spencer Platt / Getty Images


This week, amid all the usual falsehoods and buffoonery, President Donald Trump struck a blow against US militarism and upended the proceedings of the “Group of Seven” industrialized countries. Take Trump out of it and… aren’t these outcomes that the left has long wanted?

Can Trump occasionally be right for all the wrong reasons? And what’s a lefty to do when this happens? Charles Mudede, Eli Sanders, and Rich Smith try to figure it out.

After that, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal talks about what she saw inside an ICE detention center where migrant mothers seeking asylum in the US have been separated from their children. Jayapal shares the women’s stories and talks about what listeners can do to end this inhumane practice.

Finally, another primary night! Charles talks about Wisconsin, Rich talks about Virginia, and Eli talks about South Carolina. Then Rich offers a quick take on the new, very funny Michelle Wolf series on Netflix. It’s called “The Break.”

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