Episode 220 talks impeachment, freaked out Republicans, a Democratic sex scandal, a Facebook rebellion, and two great books. MediaProduction / Getty Images


Eli Sanders, Rich Smith, and Katie Herzog talk about the latest impeachment drama and a story from Axios that reports on Republicans quietly fearing a “total wipeout in 2020.”

That’s right, party insiders say there’s a “three-alarm fire” going on that could lead to Democrats keeping the House—and winning the Senate and White House, too.

After that, Katie dives into the controversy over Democratic Congresswoman Katie Hill, who's resigning amid revelations concerning a thrupple she was involved in and an alleged relationship she had with a staffer in her House office.

Also, Eli flags a story that hasn’t received enough attention: Facebook employees rebelling over Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to allow politicians to lie in political ads. The employees have some ideas for how Facebook can do better, and they’re really interesting.

Finally, two books we’re loving right now. Rich talks about Madeline ffitch’s Stay and Fight while Jasmyne Keimig talks about Sally Rooeny’s Normal People.

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