Episode 161 talks about Tuesday's primary and special election results, a conservative fight over QAnon, and the must-see movie Dark Money. Scott Olson / Getty Images


The “blue wave” came through Blabbermouth's home state on Tuesday, and Dan Savage, Rich Smith, and Eli Sanders talk about what happened — including some drama Rich got into with local Republicans trying to pull an “enemy of the people” move on his right to report.

They also talk about the Ohio special election, in which there’s a virtual tie between the Democrat and Republican candidates in a district that Republicans would normally win easily. That’s great news for wave-trackers, but: Did the Green Party candidate in this special Ohio election spoil the Dem’s chances of turning a virtual tie into an outright win? Dan has some thoughts.

After that, Katie Herzog explains what QAnon is and why Republican “thought leaders” are trying to keep Trump’s base from believing the conspiracy theory.

Finally, Dan offers a tribute to Charlotte Rae and Eli talks about a new, must-see documentary called Dark Money.

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