Episode 162 talks about Michael Cohen's guilty plea and the guilty verdict against Paul Manafort—plus an unsettling accusation against Asia Argento and a spat between Spike Lee and Boots Riley. Yana Paskova / Getty Images


This week, on the same day, and at almost the same moment, it became official: Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort are both guilty of major federal crimes.

Dan Savage, Rich Smith, and Eli Sanders talk about what it means for Trump, and how it feels to finally have the long-apparent guilt of these two Trump associates in the record books.

After that, Katie Herzog offers her take on the news that Asia Argento, a major figure in the #MeToo movement, secretly settled with a man who accused Argento of sexual assault. Katie says this development is another reminder that the “believe women” slogan has certain flaws.

Finally, Charles Mudede on whether Omarosa’s “black card” should be returned and the fascinating spat between Spike Lee and Boots Riley over Lee’s new movie, BlacKkKlansman.

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