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The Betches Sup Podcast
30 minutes | 8 hours ago
#479 “Every Day Is A Gift” ft. Senator Tammy Duckworth
Bryan and Amanda welcome back Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois. They discuss her new memoir Every Day Is A Gift, and how she balanced stories of tragedy and sacrifice with dirty jokes and well-placed swear words. She describes her own experiences with child poverty and how her father’s resistance to government support mirrors policy objections today. Finally, she explains why she stood up to the Biden administration’s delay in appointing Asian American nominees, and how she finally got them to move the needle.
49 minutes | a day ago
#478 What Happened To The Yang Gang?
Milly, Amanda, and Alise give an update on Florida’s Least Finest, Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis. Why is a man letting his aging population remain in danger a top 2024 contender? Then, they react to the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates, and what it means for which issues get funding and prioritization. Finally, they explain why some New Yorkers are so opposed to Andrew Yang as mayor.
38 minutes | 2 days ago
#477 When The Masks Come Off
Amanda, Bryan, and Sami are back to debrief on the dialogue about mask-wearing outdoors. Are we clinging to our masks, or to our pandemic superiority complexes? They break down new data suggesting that the United States won’t achieve herd immunity, and explore what might happen when the vaccine hesitant wellness influencers realize they can’t travel unvaccinated. Finally, they break down an Idaho anti-trans law that could determine the fate of trans women in sports.
43 minutes | 5 days ago
Afternoon Tea With Gabrielle Bluestone
In this week’s Afternoon Tea, Sami is joined by Gabrielle Bluestone, journalist, Emmy-nominated executive producer of Fyre on Netflix, and author of Hype: How Scammers, Grifters, and Con Artists Are Taking Over the Internet— and Why We’re Following. They start off with a conversation about her new book and the moment she realized the overhyped Fyre Festival was not what it claimed to be. Next, they discuss the rise of the scammer industry, why it seems like we live in an age where scams are the new normal, and how we as consumers can stop getting played. To end the episode, they play a round of The Four Questions, which leads to a conversation about what the world would look like without marketing and advertising.
44 minutes | 6 days ago
#476 We’re Doing It, Joe!
Sami, Bryan, and Amanda react to President Biden’s address to Congress and the nation. They break down the strongest and most surprising moments, and check in on how Fox News is handling it. They reflect on the first 100 days of the Biden administration and consider the most meaningful moments, from symbolic to substantive. Finally, they check in on America’s favorite disgraced mayor Rudy Giuliani.
42 minutes | 7 days ago
#475 What’s Up With This Fake Kamala Harris Story?
Alise, Kaitlin, and Amanda celebrate the completion of Sup’s inoculation program and discuss why it’s hard to tell the difference between vaccine symptoms and being in your 30s. Then, they break down the fake and retracted news story that the government handed out copies of Kamala Harris’s children’s book. How did a clearly inaccurate claim take off so quickly? And what does it tell us about how Republicans will approach 2024? Finally, they explain the ranked choice voting system that will determine New York City’s next mayor.
45 minutes | 8 days ago
#474 Fight For Your Right To (Preserve Your) Party
Milly, Bryan, Amanda, and Alise break down the most influential numbers from this week’s Census data, and explain how they could change the landscape of electoral politics for decades. They explore the factors that have led to decreased birth rates and how Biden wants to tax the rich to make it easier to create more people. Finally, they unpack Caitlyn Jenner’s run for California governor and the factors that led to Gavin Newsom’s potential recall.
48 minutes | 9 days ago
Stop Normalizing Obnoxious CEOs
Milly, Sami, and Amanda react to this year’s historic and unusual Oscar ceremony, and explain how the show’s past blind spots can derail it despite increased representation. They also discuss new numbers showing that many Americans aren’t returning for second vaccine doses, and why our broken culture of work is to blame. Then, they break down why SNL might have invited a controversial CEO to host, what it says about the state of entertainment, and the myth of the self made, aspirational male billionaire.
46 minutes | 12 days ago
Afternoon Tea With Holly Whitaker
In this episode of Afternoon Tea, Sami is joined by Holly Whitaker, Founder and CEO of Tempest and author of Quit Like A Woman. They start with a conversation about Holly’s experience and journey to sobriety. Next, they talk about the parallels between the cigarette and alcohol industries and how drinking patterns have shifted over the years. They also discuss the origin and history of Alcoholics Anonymous and its ties to patriarchal ideas. Then, Holly talks about the story behind Tempest and shares its approach to recovery that focuses on the root cause of addiction. Finally, it’s time for The Four Questions, which leads to a conversation about the importance and power of self healing.
48 minutes | 13 days ago
#472 Climate Crisis Jamboree
Bryan, Alise, and Amanda are back for a fun-filled Earth Day bonanza. First, they run through all the festive items at betches.co/supshop. Then they debrief on President Biden’s climate summit and what it means to reduce emissions by half by 2030. They give an update on the Green New Deal and why we need to regard the climate crisis the same way we have COVID. Finally, they play a hilarious game of Would You Rather: Earth Day edition and consider who should be damned to eternity to pick up dead birds from wind turbines.
37 minutes | 14 days ago
#471 Black Girls Deserve Childhood
Sami, Kaitlin, and Amanda are back to react to the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. They reflect on the year it took to get here, how rare the conviction is, and why they fear it won’t impact future attempts to hold police accountable. Then, they discuss the police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, and Kaitlin shares her own experience with over-policing as a teenager. Finally, they discuss how both Darnella Frazier, who filmed George Floyd’s death, and Bryant have been deprived the privilege of youth.To learn more about the deaths of the Ferguson activists, visit: https://apnews.com/article/436251b8a58c470eb4f69099f43f2231
45 minutes | 15 days ago
#470 A Blunt Assessment
Milly, Alise, and Amanda kick off 4/20 by sharing a few cannabis-related anecdotes. They also break down the chances for federal legalization and why Joe Biden is being a narc about it. Then, they discuss the continued fallout from Maxine Waters’ statement about the protests, and explain why it’s disingenuous to compare it to Trump’s incitement of violence on January 6. Finally, they share a story from New Jersey of police harassing and arresting Black teens for riding bikes.
27 minutes | 16 days ago
#469 Minneapolis Awaits The Verdict
Sami and Bryan start the week with the a few updates on the Indianapolis FedEx shooting last week including what we know about the shooter’s history and possible motives behind his actions. They also reflect on the current worrying rise of gun violence in America as the country begins to reopen and return to a degree of normalcy. Then, they discuss the trial of Derek Chauvin as we enter into the final stage of the trial, and how the city of Minneapolis is preparing for the potential unrest following the verdict. Finally, they talk about the GOP’s outrageous attempt to remove Maxine Water from Congress following her statements promoting social justice, led by none other than Marjorie Taylor Greene.
43 minutes | 19 days ago
Afternoon Tea With Hallie Jackson
In today’s episode of Afternoon Tea, Sami is joined by Hallie Jackson, NBC News Senior Washington Correspondent and MSNBC anchor. They start with a conversation about Hallie’s career trajectory prior to her joining MSNBC in 2014. Next, Hallie shares some of the most challenging things she’s reported on, covering the biggest stories from our nation's capital, as well as what it was like co-moderating the 2020 Democratic debate in Las Vegas. They also chatted about Hallie’s recent exclusive reporting on American extremism, the recent mental health fallout from the Capitol insurrection, and her experience giving birth in the early days of the pandemic. Lastly, it’s time for the final segment, where Sami gets a chance to answer The Four Questions herself.
40 minutes | 20 days ago
#468 Doctor, Doctor. Break Down The News ft. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed and Dr. Natasha Kathuria
Alise and Amanda are joined by Dr. Abdul El-Sayed to talk all about medicare for all: what is it, why is it good, and how can we make it happen? Dr. El-Sayed explains what moved him to write “Medicare For All: A Citizen’s Guide,” and how to explain to your conservative uncle why a single-payer system is clearly superior. Then, Dr. Natasha Kathuria calls in to provide context for this week’s announcement about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. She breaks down the exact reasons for the pause and how the transparency around the pause proves we’ve never been safer.
48 minutes | 21 days ago
#467 A Union Drive And A Gay ‘Bachelor’ Ft. Rep. Andy Levin And Chris Burns
Alise and Amanda cover two news headlines with back-to-back interviews, starting with Rep. Andy Levin, who joins to contextualize the outcome of the Amazon union vote, explain why it’s not actually a failure, and detail what comes next for workers’ rights. Then, Chris Burns aka @fatcarriebradshaw, host of “The Betchelor,” joins to break down news that former Bachelor Colton Underwood is gay. How does this put his previous behavior into context, and will we finally see a gay bachelor? Finally, Chris tells you what tropes to avoid when reacting to public figures coming out.
39 minutes | 22 days ago
#466 Rebranding The Vaccine Passport
Alise, Milly, and Amanda start the episode with more details about the tragic killing of Daunte Wright, including the circumstances that lead to his death and the public response since. Next, they talk about the CDC calling a temporary halt to Johnson & Johnson vaccines after a rare blood clotting issue was discovered. How will this affect the public’s confidence in the J&J vaccine, and vaccines as a whole? Finally, they discuss the role of politics in the vaccine conversation and how we might actually convince people to buy into the idea of vaccine passports.
33 minutes | 23 days ago
#465 Another Tragedy In Minneapolis
Bryan, Amanda, and Sami are back to react to two instances of police brutality brought to light over the weekend, beginning with the tragedy in Minneapolis. They break down what we know so far about the killing of 20-year-old Daunte Smith just miles away from the Derek Chauvin trial. They describe a video showing an Afro-Latino army lieutenant threatened and assaulted by Virginia police late last year, and explain how both men’s stories highlight the devastating calculations Black men must make simply driving to get from place to place. Finally, they do a Royal update and check in on Matt Gaetz.
51 minutes | a month ago
Afternoon Tea With Remy Kassimir
In this week’s Afternoon Tea, Sami is joined by Remy Kassimir, comedian, actor, and host of the podcast How Cum. They begin with a conversation about how Remy conceptualized the idea behind her podcast and her experience and journey to female orgasm. Next, they chat about why feeling pleasure in your own body is important with or without a partner, and how learning to see yourself outside male gaze makes sex better. They also discuss the stigma around the elusive female orgasm (and why it shouldn’t be so elusive) and how her relationship with herself evolved as she discovered her sexuality. Next, they talk about how to feel more comfortable talking to your partner about sex, asking for what you want in the bedroom, and some the of telltale signs that you’re not sexually compatible with your partner. Lastly, it’s time for The Four Questions, which leads to a conversation about a spontaneous pick me up going through through a car wash while blasting music (and other things).
39 minutes | a month ago
#464 Re-Directing Our Outrage
Sami, Milly, and Amanda are back for an episode that contains multitudes. First, they react to this week’s Khloe Kardashian drama and how diet culture and beauty standards are inextricable from politics. Then, they give an update on the Derek Chauvin trial. Sami explains why she feels a responsibility to absorb it while Milly recalls a personal anecdote that makes it all the more traumatizing to relive.
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