About This Show
Dan Spaventa (@spaventacular) & Sam Wagstaff (@wagstank) host The Plunge, a news and pop culture commentary machine that shows how centrism, capital, the profit motive, and horse race politics are massive collective delusions sustained by the media. We are inspired by five core principles: 1. Always punch up, not down 2. Human rights over economic concerns 3. Class politics and identity politics must work together 4. Actions speak louder than words 5. Stealing is usually fine.
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The Plunge Episode 17- Real Goyim Only
Folks, it’s our last show before our vacation - while we will enjoy LA, we will be pining for the sunny shores of Bay View, Michigan, the Christians-only town that is the center of a lawsuit against its policy of only allowing pastor-approved gentiles to buy or inherit houses. What’s worse is that milquetoast conservative hack Andrew Sullivan is writing again, and he’s writing about young people. We will take in his latest terrible take before we get into Trump’s contempt for opioid addicts, the second government shutdown, and the impending military parade coming soon to the streets of Washington DC.
In the pop culture corner we will be sharing our favorite clips from the epic interview that Quincy Jones recently gave in which he dissed the Beatles, dished on his relationship with Ivanka Trump, and told us which software executive can really shred. We’re also going to talk about why we liked The Cloverfield Paradox, the universally-panned space thriller and sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield and 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane.
For story time, we will discuss our continued failure to use Airbnb, the app which has disrupted entire communities and, more importantly, our vacation! We will bring up some of our past experiences with the app and evaluate its efforts to capitalize on our co-habitating with strangers.
Christians-only town in Michigan
We All Live On Campus Now, announces old man
Trump has nothing but contempt for opioid addicts
Second Democratic shutdown cave-in
Nancy Pelosi urged House Dems not to vote for Senate budget deal
The government shut down thanks to Rand Paul
Trump loves a good parade
Nauseating responses to the military parade