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The Brouhaha with Ana Marie Cox

The Brouhaha with Ana Marie Cox

The Brouhaha is a topical political chat show that examines the week’s most compelling campaign and policy stories with attention to their historical context, real impact on everyday folks, and probable absurdity. Guests come from across the political spectrum and are chosen for their ability to comment intelligently on events and facility with “Arrested Development" references.
  • Friday, January 15th
  • Episode 20: The Tiniest Violin Plays for Famous Vloggers and the NFL

    57:50
    The Brouhaha plays catch-up on a few stories you may have missed! John Herrman, co-editor of The Awl, joins to discuss the meaning and profit-status of being "internet famous." Kavitha Davidson, columnist for Bloomberg View, chats about what the NFL's decision about the Rams says about its own thirst for lucre. Also: Some play-offs chat!
  • Episode 20 Mini: Kavitha Davidson

    22:55
    Kavitha Davidson, columnist for Bloomberg View, chats about what the NFL's decision about the Rams says about its own thirst for lucre. Also: Some play-offs chat!
  • Episode 20 Mini: John Herrman

    34:39
    John Herrman, co-editor of The Awl, joins to discuss the meaning and profit-status of being "internet famous."
  • Monday, January 4th
  • Episode 19: Belated happy New Year's from The Brouhaha!

    31:06
    A special podcast crossover, a podcrossovercast: I'm joined by Jason Linkins and Zach Carter, both from the Huffington Post's "So That Happened," as we plumb the wreckage of 2015 in search of some good news.
  • Friday, December 18th, 2015
  • Episode 18: A mistrial for racial justice, what it means to be a grown up and Ted Cruz, mack daddy.

    01:02:19
    Joel Anderson, senior national reporter for BuzzFeed, tells us what he learned from the first trial of for the police accused of killing Freddie Gray. Heather Havrilesky on being an adult. Ramesh Ponuru, from Bloomberg View, on going to college with Ted Cruz.
  • Episode 18 Mini: Heather Havrilesky

    20:48
    Heather Havrilesky on being an adult. 
  • Episode 18 Mini: Joel Anderson

    20:48
    Joel Anderson, senior national reporter for BuzzFeed, tells us what he learned from the first trial of for the police accused of killing Freddie Gray.
  • Episode 18 Mini: Ramesh Ponuru

    16:37
    Ramesh Ponuru, from Bloomberg View, on going to college with Ted Cruz.
  • Monday, December 14th, 2015
  • Episode 17: A brief emergency episode, starring McKay Coppins

    23:07
    BuzzFeed senior political writer McKay Coppins joins to discuss his new book, "The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party's Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House." We delve into how the primary line-up didn't exactly work out as planned, and why the most compelling figure in the party isn't running at all.
  • Friday, December 4th, 2015
  • Episode 16: Talking about Trump and God and what's in-between

    53:05
    The New Republic's Elizabeth Bruenig joins to talk about going public with prayer. Olivia Nuzzi of The Daily Beast points out that it was only a matter of time between Donald Trump joined forces with the King of all Truthers, Alex Jones. Sonny Bunch, of The Washington Free Beacon, continues the conversation about what it's like to when relationships cross party lines and becomes another Some of My Best Friends.
  • Episode 16 Mini: Olivia Nuzzi

    17:08
    Olivia Nuzzi of The Daily Beast points out that it was only a matter of time between Donald Trump joined forces with the King of all Truthers, Alex Jones.
  • Episode 16 Mini: Sonny Bunch

    23:14
    Sonny Bunch, of The Washington Free Beacon, continues the conversation about what it's like to when relationships cross party lines and becomes another Some of My Best Friends.
  • Episode 16 Mini: Elizabeth Bruenig

    10:32
    The New Republic's Elizabeth Bruenig joins to talk about going public with prayer.
  • Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
  • Episode 15: A Brouhaha Thanksgiving

    01:03:29
    When we bring you down like we did last week, we gotta somehow bring you back up. Special Some of My Best Friends guest David Axelrod talks about his conservative counterparts and how he learns from them; we venture on the quicksand ground of abortion debates. And Broufriend Heather Havrilesky gives me terrible advice about how to deal with relatives at Thanksgiving.
  • Episode 15 Mini: David Axelrod

    34:28
    Special Some of My Best Friends guest David Axelrod talks about his conservative counterparts and how he learns from them; we venture on the quicksand ground of abortion debates.
  • Episode 15 Mini: Heather Havrilesky

    26:52
    Broufriend Heather Havrilesky gives me terrible advice about how to deal with relatives at Thanksgiving.
  • Friday, November 20th, 2015
  • Episode 14: The Brou-sob-sob

    52:47
    It's an all-ISIS episode of the Brouhaha, temporarily re-incarnated as "The Brou-sob-sob." First, whatever the opposite of a group hug is with Huffington Post's Jason Linkins, as we discuss the ugliness at the heart of conservative rhetoric regarding the GOP. Next, Will McCants of the Brookings Institute confirms Jason's and my worst fears: that ugliness is playing right into ISIS's hands.
  • Episode 14 Mini: Jason Linkins

    28:55
    Whatever the opposite of a group hug is with Huffington Post's Jason Linkins, as we discuss the ugliness at the heart of conservative rhetoric regarding the GOP
  • Episode 14 Mini: Will McCants

    20:28
    Will McCants of the Brookings Institute confirms Jason's and my worst fears: that ugliness is playing right into ISIS's hands.
  • Thursday, November 19th, 2015
  • Episode 13: Hillary's Missing Emails, The Return of the Walker Stalker, Mizzou

    14:31
    American Public Media's John Moe (also host of the "Adventure Time" podcast Conversation Parade) chats about his (parody) book, "The Deleted Emails of Hillary Clinton." Live from Wisconsin, Jessie Opoien of The Capital Times deconstructs Scott Walker's encore at the GOP debate. Finally, Kavitha Davidson, columnist for Bloomberg View, breaks down the importance of the University of Missouri's football strike and what it means for sports in general.
  • Episode 13 Mini:John Moe

    16:51
    American Public Media's John Moe (also host of the "Adventure Time" podcast Conversation Parade) chats about his (parody) book, "The Deleted Emails of Hillary Clinton."
  • Episode 13 Mini: Jessie Opoien

    14:31
    Live from Wisconsin, Jessie Opoien of The Capital Times deconstructs Scott Walker's encore at the GOP debate.
  • Episode 13 Mini Kavitha Davidson

    31:12
    Kavitha Davidson, columnist for Bloomberg View, breaks down the importance of the University of Missouri's football strike and what it means for sports in general.
  • Friday, November 6th, 2015
  • Episode 12: Houston, We Have Lots of Problems

    01:08:56
    Jeb Lund (The Guardian) reviews Trump's campaign book. Amanda Terkel (Huffington Post) explains the failure of Houston's Rights Ordinance. Finally, Tim Carney (Washington Examiner) appears as "Some of My Best Friends," and how empathy changes minds more than argument.
  • Episode 12 Mini: Jeb Lund

    20:08
    Jeb Lund (The Guardian) reviews Trump's campaign book.
  • Episode 12 Mini: Amanda Terkel

    13:21
    Amanda Terkel (Huffington Post) explains the failure of Houston's Rights Ordinance.
  • Episode 12 Mini: Tim Carney

    35:06
    Tim Carney (Washington Examiner) appears as "Some of My Best Friends," and how empathy changes minds more than argument
  • Friday, October 30th, 2015
  • Episode 11: Debating Football and Fantasy

    01:13:19
    New York Times television critic James Poniewozik breaks down the CNBC Republican debate: what went wrong, and what we can learn from it. Former NFL punter and current Twitter scourge Chris Kluwe explains how GamerGate came to SXSW -- and offers his take on the moral highground for those who care about both domestic violence and football. Finally, Heather Havrilesky, aka "Dear Polly," tries (again) to help me figure out what to do with this podcast. And hot yoga.
  • Episode 11 Mini: James Poniewozik

    27:42
    New York Times television critic James Poniewozik breaks down the CNBC Republican debate: what went wrong, and what we can learn from it.
  • Episode 11 Mini: Chris Kluwe

    25:21
    Former NFL punter and current Twitter scourge Chris Kluwe explains how GamerGate came to SXSW -- and offers his take on the moral highground for those who care about both domestic violence and football.
  • Episode 11 Mini: Heather Havrilesky

    20:08
    Heather Havrilesky, aka "Dear Polly," tries (again) to help me figure out what to do with this podcast. And hot yoga.
  • Monday, October 26th, 2015
  • Episode Ten: Life and What to Do About It

    01:24:41
    Wes Lowery, national race and justice reporter for the Washington Post, discusses Obama's latest remarks on Black Lives Matter and criminal justice reform. Slate's Dahlia Lithwick explains why we might be seeing the beginning of the end of the death penalty. Finally, Heather Havrilesky, aka "Dear Polly," tries to help me figure out what to do with this podcast.
  • Episode Ten Mini: Wes Lowery

    21:34
    Wes Lowery, national race and justice reporter for the Washington Post, discusses Obama's latest remarks on Black Lives Matter and criminal justice reform.
  • Episode 10 Mini: Dahlia Lithwick

    29:10
    Slate's Dahlia Lithwick explains why we might be seeing the beginning of the end of the death penalty.
  • Episode Ten Mini: Heather Havrilesky

    32:53
    Heather Havrilesky, aka "Dear Polly," tries to help me figure out what to do with this podcast.
  • Friday, October 16th, 2015
  • Episode Nine: Women in Sports, Jason in Washington, Drones Everywhere

    01:00:11
    Jason Linkins chats about the 2016 race, much against his will. Cora Currier from The Intercept explains and expands on the publication's blockbuster expose on the American military's use of drones. Bloomberg View's Kavitha Davidson calls in to report on espnW's annual women and sports seminar.
  • Episode Nine Mini: Jason Linkins

    20:12
    Jason Linkins chats about the 2016 race, much against his will.
  • Episode Nine Mini: Cora Currier

    18:30
    Cora Currier from The Intercept explains and expands on the publication's blockbuster expose on the American military's use of drones.
  • Episode Nine Mini: Kavitha Davidson

    20:21
    Bloomberg View's Kavitha Davidson calls in to report on espnW's annual women and sports seminar.
  • Friday, October 9th, 2015
  • Episode Eight: Solving All the Problems with John Scalzi

    01:15:41
    Scifi supernerd and expert at getting rich slowly John Scalzi joins the show to talk about the alternate universes of political science and science fiction -- they have more than a word in common! Rebecca Traister talks about hating to love Hillary. BuzzFeed's Hayes Brown discusses the use of listicles to explain Syria and other challenges of covering world events for a millennial audience.
  • Episode Eight Mini: Hayes Brown

    20:55
    BuzzFeed's Hayes Brown discusses the use of listicles to explain Syria and other challenges of covering world events for a millennial audience.
  • Episode Eight Mini: Rebecca Traister

    25:46
    Rebecca Traister talks about hating to love Hillary.
  • Episode Eight Mini: John Scalzi

    54:25
    Scifi supernerd and expert at getting rich slowly John Scalzi joins the show to talk about the alternate universes of political science and science fiction -- they have more than a word in common!
  • Friday, October 2nd, 2015
  • Episode Seven: Tribal Taboos: Trump, Rape Culture, Indie Rock

    01:03:24
    Jon Fine, author of Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution, calls in to discuss whether you can really trust someone based on their taste in music. Mark Leibovich gets inside the mind of Donald Trump, such as it is. Katie Baker tells the long, complicated and sad true story of what happened when one young woman tried to report her rape to the cops.
  • Episode 7 Mini: Mark Leibovich

    19:35
    Mark Leibovich gets inside the mind of Donald Trump, such as it is.
  • Episode 7 Mini:

    21:26
    Katie Baker tells the long, complicated and sad true story of what happened when one young woman tried to report her rape to the cops.
  • Episode Seven Mini: John Fine

    19:35
    Jon Fine, author of Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution, calls in to discuss whether you can really trust someone based on their taste in music.
  • Friday, September 25th, 2015
  • Episode Six Mini: Jessie Opoien

    14:58
    Jessie Opoien, of the Capitol Times, mourns the loss of the Scott Walker beat but celebrates her new puppy.
  • Episode Six Mini: Jason Linkins

    16:19
    I manage to shred the last bit of idealism left in the soul of the Huffington Post's Jason Linkins.
  • Episode Six Mini: Matt K. Lewis

    20:14
    Matt K. Lewis is the guest for "Some of My Best Friends;" we discuss the vulnerability inherent in leaving one's ideological bubble and the importance of living your beliefs rather than talking about them
  • Episode Six: Dead Man Walker: The GOP Race Shrinks, Words Become Meaningless, How to Escape Ideological Silos

    52:32
    Matt K. Lewis is the guest for "Some of My Best Friends;" we discuss the vulnerability inherent in leaving one's ideological bubble and the importance of living your beliefs rather than talking about them. Jessie Opoien, of the Capitol Times, mourns the loss of the Scott Walker beat but celebrates her new puppy. I manage to shred the last bit of idealism left in the soul of the Huffington Post's Jason Linkins.
  • Friday, September 11th, 2015
  • Episode Five: Private and Selfish: The pro-life movement, heroin and covering the conservative beat.

    01:03:10
    Washington Post national political reporter Dave Weigel chats about preferring ideological and passionate to neutral and boring. Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic, talks about the unsung bureaucratic heroes of our current war on drugs. Sarah Kliff of Vox.com dissects why the most pro-choice administration in recent history is losing the fight to preserve women's reproductive rights.
  • Episode Five Mini: Sam Quinones Interview

    26:38
    Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic, talks about the unsung bureaucratic heroes of our current war on drugs.
  • Episode Five Mini:Dave Weigel

    23:38
    Washington Post national political reporter Dave Weigel chats about prefering ideological and passionate to neutral and boring
  • Episode Five Mini: Sarah Kliff Interview

    11:54
    Sarah Kliff of Vox.com dissects why the most pro-choice administration in recent history is losing the fight to preserve women's reproductive rights.
  • Friday, September 4th, 2015
  • Episode Four: The National Registry of Crazy

    00:00
    GOP consultant Liz Mair shares what it's like to be DC journalists' token conservative friend; Elizabeth Bruenig, from The New Republic, talks about progressive evangelicals and white identity politics; we hear about what Vermont is doing about the state's heroin crisis from its Department of Health's deputry commissioner, Barbara Cimaglio.
  • Episode Four Mini: Liz Mair Interview

    22:19
    GOP consultant Liz Mair shares what it's like to be DC journalists' token conservative friend
  • Episode Four Mini: Elizabeth Bruenig Interview

    20:59
    Elizabeth Bruenig, from The New Republic, talks about progressive evangelicals and white identity politics
  • Episode Four Mini: Barbara Cimaglio Interview

    15:22
    We hear about what Vermont is doing about the state's heroin crisis from its Department of Health's deputry commissioner, Barbara Cimaglio.
  • Friday, August 28th, 2015
  • Episode Three: Terrorism, Texas Football, and Tucker Carlson

    01:13:51
    Tucker Carlson joins the show to talk about his liberal neighbors and do his best Noam Chomsky impression. The Brooking Institution's Will McCants discusses the apocalypticism of the Islamic State and our limited options for defeating a group that already believes the end is near. Jessica Luther shares about her Texas Monthly cover story on a sexual assault cover-up at Baylor University. It's all very uplifting.

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