Episode 222 talks impeachment, last week's nationally important Seattle election, the latest on the vape-lung illness, and the explosion of the streaming wars. Getty Images

Dan Savage, Eli Sanders, and Rich Smith react to the first public hearings in the Trump impeachment inquiry, which got underway just before we sat down to record this week’s episode.

Will this new phase, and the latest revelations, change anything at all? And does the real change actually need to occur in the Republican-controlled Senate, by allowing Senators to vote anonymously on whether to convict and remove Trump?

After that, Lester Black joins in to talk about the nationally important Seattle election that caused us to miss last week’s episode. Lester also gives us an update on the latest developments in the nationwide outbreak of vaping-related illness.

Finally, Jasmyne Keimig and Chase Burns help make sense of the streaming wars, which kicked into super high gear this week.

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