In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Kamala Harris is the 2020 Democratic vice-presidential candidate. Niki wrote about the significance of her candidacy for Inside Story magazine. Natalia referenced historian Martha Jones’s Washington Post essay; Niki referred to Jamelle Bouie’s New York Times op-ed on Harris’s blackness. Natalia cited this Jacobin article criticizing Harris, and to pieces like this one paying new attention to the 1948 vice-presidential candidacy of Charlotta Bass. We previously discussed Kamala Harris on Episode 195 last year.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia shared Evgenia Peretz’s Vanity Fair article, “Keeping Up with the Millers: Stephen Miller and his Wife, Katie, Found Love in a Hateful Place.”
- Neil recommended Padma Lakshmi’s new Hulu show, “Taste the Nation.”
- Niki discussed the Luminary podcast, “Fiasco.”