Episode 178 talks about Nancy Pelosi taking on President Trump in the Oval Office, the dirt on William Barr, and The Favourite. Mark Wilson / Getty Images


Eli Sanders, Rich Smith, and Katie Herzog talk about how Nancy Pelosi won her televised “tinkle contest” with President Trump in the Oval Office this week, and what it means for her chances to become House Speaker in January. Also discussed: Michael Cohen, Mueller, and Trump’s hush-money scandal.

After all that, Rich talks about the dirt on William Barr, Trump’s new nominee to head the Justice Department.

And finally, Jasmyne Keimig discusses the glories of The Favourite while Rich explains why he loved The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

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