Episode 212 recounts a conversation with Elizabeth Warren and offers an end-of-summer beach reading list. Sean Rayford / Getty Images


Dan Savage, Eli Sanders, and Rich Smith skip through the most recent Trumpian incoherence—which we really can’t take any more of until after Labor Day—and then talk about something far less dire but far more interesting: bed bugs.

Specifically, the bed bugs metaphor that this week freaked out New York Times columnist Bret Stephens and delighted Twitter.

After that, Rich talks about what it was like to meet and talk with Elizabeth Warren after she drew the largest crowd of her campaign (15,000 people!) in Seattle.

Finally, Jasmyne Keimig quickly squashes a conspiracy theory that's floating in the Blabbermouth podcast Facebook group and then helps you find that beach read you’ve been wanting for this end-of-summer weekend.

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