Episode 219 checks in on the latest impeachment developments, considers this week's angst over the Democratic presidential contenders, and dives into the amazing life of an artist whose story is now being told in a new graphic novel. Win McNamee / Getty Images


Dan Savage, Eli Sanders, and Rich Smith talk about what’s going on inside the so-called “star chamber”—aka, a secure House of Representatives hearing room—where House impeachment investigators are hearing day after day of damning testimony against President Trump.

Also: the author of an anonymous New York Times op-ed from 2018 that chronicled dysfunction within the Trump administration is now publishing a book (also anonymously). It’s going to be called “A Warning,” and it will be out in November. Do we need another "warning" at this point?

After that, Katie Herzog considers a high-level Democratic freak-out about the current crop of presidential candidates. Does the world really want Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, John Kerry, or some other presidential wannabe to enter this already crowded race?

Finally, Jasmyne Keimig talks about an artist you should know, a graphic novel about her way-ahead-or-her-time life, and a current HBO series that’s also connected to a graphic novel, Watchmen.

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