Episode 159 talks about the new Trump tape and then asks: When does resistance to a Trump-hat wearing troll go too far? Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images


It’s not the Trump tape we’ve all been waiting for, but the secret Trump recording released by Michael Cohen this week is pretty damn interesting, and Eli Sanders, Rich Smith, and Katie Herzog talk about all the weirdest details. (“Get me a Coke!” included.)

After that, Charles Mudede and Katie debate how the left should respond to real-life trolls, like the MAGA-hat wearing teen who turned up in Seattle recently and, after recording himself being accosted, became a right-wing hero.

Finally, a new book by Alice Bolin called “Dead Girls.” It’s a provocative exploration of a big question: Why are Americans so endlessly fascinated by the murder of young women?

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