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The New Abnormal

The Media is Ignoring Trump’s Advanced Age at Our Peril

Season 1, Ep. 372

New York Times technology reporter Mike Isaac joins The New Abnormal to unpack the civil war currently roiling OpenAI. Plus! A conversation with Democratic strategist Kurt Bardella about Joe Biden's chances in the 2024 election.

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