Episode 180 talks about Trump, Talib, Warren, and the huge controversy over comedian Kevin Hart (above) and the Oscars. Phillip Faraone / Getty Images


Was Stormy Daniels’ prime-time address on Tuesday more informative than President Trump’s?

Eli Sanders, Rich Smith, and Katie Herzog consider this question and then parse the propaganda that spewed from the Oval Office as Trump, backed into a corner of his own making, offered the nation some heavy breathing and a re-run of a very old campaign speech.

After that, Representative Rashida Talib’s ITMFA moment and Elizabeth Warren’s all-but-official run for president.

Finally, Jasmyne Keimig talks with Eli and Katie about Kevin Hart, the comedian who was going to host the Oscars until his old, homophobic tweets resurfaced. This led to a big, still-going drama that’s drawn in Ellen DeGeneres and Don Lemon, elevated the question of what it really means to make amends for past wrongs, and left the Oscars without a host (for now). This one is complicated! And the Oscars are only a month and a half away!

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