Episode 194 talks about the Mueller Report, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, and whether to cry over the fire at Notre Dame in Paris. Mark Makela / Getty Images


The public version of the Mueller Report is being released this week and Dan Savage, Eli Sanders, and Rich Smith talk about what they’ll be looking for in the roughly 400 pages of redacted material.

After that, Bernie Sanders walked into the FOX house recently and came away with the highest-rated “town hall” of the campaign season.

Why is Bernie surging right now? Are “establishment” Democrats right to be freaking out about his success? Does it matter that Bernie’s become a member of the one percent? Will Dan and Rich be able to agree on the answers to any of these questions? We find out.

Then: Pete Buttigieg. He’s a gay man who's talking religion back to the radical right, and it’s thrilling to watch. But should lefty atheists who’ve fought to make religion less central to our politics really be cheering this? Is America really ready to elect a gay man as president? Are gay community concerns about Buttigieg's viability just a repeat of African-American community concerns about Obama's viability in 2012?

And, asks Katie Herzog, why are people fawning over Buttigieg when Elizabeth Warren is bringing actual policy ideas?

Finally, Charles Mudede is not crying over the burning of the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, and he’ll tell you why.

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