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The New Abnormal

Blunt truth and dark humor for a world in chaos. A Daily Beast podcast hosted by Danielle Moodie & Andy Levy. Tune in every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.


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  • 431. Why SCOTUS’ Delay on Trump Immunity Call May Spell Trouble

    01:01:09
    “The most frustrating thing to me about this is the fact that Donald Trump’s attorneys walked into the Supreme Court–I know that this sounds like the beginning of a joke, it is, but it’s not funny–and said basically that if Donald Trump as president decided that he wanted to get Team SEAL 6 to go ahead and kill his political opponent he could do that and unless he was found to be impeached by the House and by the Senate, then he’s not liable for the crimes that he commits. It shouldn’t have taken hours of deliberation to make a decision here,” Moodie said. “It’s a case that never should have been heard at all. It should have just been dismissed out of hand and they could have just simply written ‘no’ and that would’ve been the end of that. Or ‘no, this is stupid. Stop bothering us with this crap,’” Levy said.Plus! CNN commentator S.E. Cupp talks to The New Abnormal about her new show on Fox TV called Battleground and why Democrats need to stop trying to replace Joe Biden this close to the election. MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner also joins the podcast to talk about all the Trumpworld co-stars currently in jail or on trial.

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  • 430. Stop Inviting Trump Toadies Like Kellyanne Conway on Cable News Shows

    01:08:18
    Kellyanne Conway’s Fox News appearance over the weekend angered TheNew Abnormal co-hosts Andy Levy and Danielle Moodie greatly. Then, Stasha Rhodes, theexecutive director of United for Democracy, joins the program to discuss the push tocounter a well-funded, far-right influence campaign on the Supreme Court. Plus! Aconversation with New Republic staff writer and author Melissa Gira Grant aboutconservative efforts to ban the abortion drug Mifepristone.
  • Trump Reveals the Biggest Threat Facing the U.S.

    29:56
    The former president downplayed the threat of climate change, falsely claiming that the seas will rise over the next 400 years by just “one eighth of an inch.” Plus! ! Author Alan Gratz, who wrote the children’s book Ban This Book, talks to Andy Levy about a campaign by Moms for Liberty and Ron DeSantis employees to take that title literally and ban his book.
  • 429. The Most Surprising Thing About SCOTUS’ Abortion Pill Ruling

    57:46
    This week on The New Abnormal, hosts Danielle Moodie and Andy Levy look at the Supreme Court’s abortion pill ruling in more detail. Plus! Jason Starr, Director Of Litigation at the Human Rights Campaign, details a Florida judge’s ruling striking down one the state’s harsh transgender law. Then, Egyptian filmmaker Ibrahim Nash’at talks about his journey filming the Taliban over the course of a year for his film, “Hollywoodgate.”
  • 428. This Lawsuit Could Roll Back 50 Years of Progress for Women and People of Color

    01:02:24
    Atlanta-based civil rights attorney Kianna Chennault joins The New Abnormal to discuss the importance of fighting for diversity initiatives in the face of far-right pushback. Plus! A conversation with The New York Times’ global economy reporter Peter Goodman about his new book, “How the World Ran Out of Everything,” which unpacks the COVID-era global supply chain crisis that clogged the global economy for months on end.
  • MAGA’s Scared Senseless That Hunter Biden Will Be Acquitted

    29:55
    Right-wing pundits are already worried that Hunter Biden will beat a conviction in his gun trial, and they’re resorting to the same old tricks to rile up supporters. Plus! Danielle Moodie talks to Deepa Iyer, creator of the Social Change Map and author of the book, Social Change Now: A Guide for Reflection and Connection.
  • 427. There's Some Weird Sh*t Going On With Trump's VP List

    01:03:09
    This week on The New Abnormal, hosts Danielle Moodie and Andy Levy react to the surprising names being asked to submit paperwork for Trump’s VP list. Plus! The CEO of the Ms. Foundation for women, Teresa Younger, joins the show to talk about her organization's efforts to empower women to achieve equality, equity, and opportunity. Then, filmmaker and professor at Loyola University, Stephen Ujlaki, spills about his latest documentary, “Bad Faith.”