Episode 181 considers Trump's Big Mac attack, the racism of Rep. Steve King, and a new Fyre Festival controversy. Getty Images


The president is maybe a Russian agent? Whose standing fast-food order, according to The New Yorker, is “two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fishes, and a chocolate milkshake”? Oh. It must be Wednesday.

And Eli Sanders, Rich Smith, and Katie Herzog are here to pick through the political mayhem, which also includes the ascension of William Barr, the racism of Rep. Steve King, and the record-breaking Trump shutdown.

Then Nathalie Graham fills us in on the delicious drama surrounding two dueling Fyre Festival documentaries and Jasmyne Keimig talks about You.

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