Eli Sanders, Rich Smith, and Katie Herzog consider the potential presidential candidacy of Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO who may run in 2020 as an independent. Does America really want another billionaire businessman to replace our current billionaire (or “billionaire”) president?

Also, does Schultz understand what pulling a Ross Perot could do to the chances of a Trump winning another four years?

After that, some reflections on Nancy Pelosi’s win in the shutdown standoff, some eager anticipation of Stacey Abrams’s State of the Union rebuttal next week, and a dive into “deep fake” technology. You need to know what it is before you watch any more political videos in the run-up to the 2020 elections.

Finally: your tweets, calls, and Facebook reactions to last week’s show, which was a liiiiiiitle controversial.

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