In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia discuss the celebrity of Cardi B, Jeff Bezos’ “below-the-belt selfie,” and the death of Lyndon LaRouche.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Cardi B became the first woman to win the Grammy Award for Best Hip-Hop Album, and she’s been a vocal critic of President Trump. Natalia referred to comments by her history teacher that Cardi B had been an excellent history student, while Niki referred to a GQ interview in which she discussed her passion for political science and history. Niki also recommended historian Katie Cramer Brownell’s book Showbiz Politics.
- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has gone on the attack against the National Enquirer, which, he says, has been attempting to extort him. Niki recommended David Greenberg’s Politico piece on political taboos.
- Lyndon LaRouche, founder of a bizarre political movement that spanned four decades, has died. Natalia recommended this Washington Monthly piece that compared the LaRouche movement to a vanity press.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia recommended Carmen Maria Machado’s Vogue article, “A New Generation is Taking on Latinx L.A.’s Beauty Rituals.”
- Neil discussed Avery Anapol’s The Hill article, “Longtime Sportscaster Charged with Felony After Removing the Word ‘Plantation’ from Sign at His Gate.”
- Niki shared Jeremy Barr’s Hollywood Reporter article, “Fox News Rejects National Ad for Oscar-Nominated Anti-Nazi Documentary.”