Episode 155 talks to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal about a historic SCOTUS decision, then explores the big Democratic primary upset in New York—and hears why this week, Dan Savage hearts the DSA. AdrianHancu / Getty Images


It’s been a week of historic Supreme Court decisions, continued hostility toward immigrants, and raging debates over what it means to be “civil.” To help us make sense of it all, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal comes back on the show—and reminds people to turn out on June 30 for the nationwide “Families Belong Together” protests.

After that, noted civility experts Dan Savage, Rich Smith, and Eli Sanders offer their takes on whether it’s wrong to shun Trump administration apparatchiks at restaurants.

They also talk about what it means that 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, just won a huge upset victory against Congressman Joseph Crowley, a major Democratic Party establishment figure, in a New York City primary election.

Rich, of course, takes a bow for seeing this millennial victory coming from a long way out. Then Dan reveals the shocking truth about his plans to join the DSA.

Finally, Chase Burns talks about one beautiful thing that’ll make you stop cowering under the sheets: a new FX series called Pose, about the drag ball scene in 1980s New York.

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