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Episode 168 w/ Miriam Elder: "Does Anything Matter Anymore?"


Miriam Elder, senior political reporter for BuzzFeed News and former Russia correspondent for The Guardian. (@MiriamElder)


Our fake bios

Miriam's seven years in Moscow

Get Shorty, Alex Jones, and the D-list bullshit artists

Matt’s Russophobia isn’t as bad as MSNBC’s

Political theater provides cover to Putin’s authoritarianism 

Moynihan and Elder throw down over Bernie's alleged sexism. Plus: Is believing Warren or Sanders a #MeToo lesson?

Who is the nihilist candidate?

Banning lies on Facebook

Can a bully be funny?

The “Independents” couple forever

Recorded: January 16, 2020

Released: January 18, 2020

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