Episode 166 talks about Chrstine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegations against Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Win McNamee / Getty Images


The rush to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court has been slowed by accusations from Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. Dan Savage, Katie Herzog, and Eli Sanders talk about this very consequential #MeToo moment and what should happen next.

After that, Rich Smith returns from a sojourn in Trump Country to tell us about a rural Congressional race that’s so surprisingly close it’s giving him new hope for the Democrats taking back Congress.

Finally, Dan talks about all the great shows he watched while grudgingly taking some forced time on the couch.

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