Beto O'Rourke fans looking on as he delivers an enlivening concession speech. CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES


The Democrats took back the House of Representatives!

They’re sending almost 100 women to Congress, including the first two Muslim women, the first two Native American women, and the first black woman ever to represent Massachusetts. This influx of Dems will effectively grind Trump's legislative agenda to a halt. But, for some reason, Rich Smith still has mixed feelings about the results.

In search of solace and sense, Rich calls Eli Sanders, who’s away on vacation in sunny Argentina, to sort through everything that happened last night. Then, to talk about what it all means, Rich dials up Dan Savage, who’s also on the road. After that, Chase Burns and The Stranger’s print editor, Christopher Frizzelle, step into the podcast room to discuss the mysteries surrounding a death in the kink community. You can read the full story, "Death of Kinkster," from Daniel Villarreal at The Stranger.

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