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The Althouse Podcast

61 EpisodesProduced by Ann AlthouseWebsite

My dear husband wanted a podcast version of my blog, so this is for him. You can eavesdrop. It’s mostly whatever’s in the news that interests me, an ex-lawprof in the remote outpost called Wisconsin.

61 Episodes | 2020

Slightly salty deep bite

December 15th, 2020


Person of the Year, calling Jill “Dr.”, deep and shallow, who cares that Elvis died, writing to annoy, Earthlings.

Beginning to see the light

December 8th, 2020


Dolly Parton, Tony Hsieh, Shel Silverstein, children’s books, luck, Buffalo Bill Cody, mediocre white men, Netflix murdering movie theaters, the …

Getting better all the time

December 3rd, 2020


An old aphorism, comic strips, John Lennon, toxic positivity, Biden’s rhetoric, Biden’s dogs, Cher’s elephant, emotional support animals, COVID …

First, there is a monolith/Then there is no monolith

November 29th, 2020


A Zen mountain, the “vanishing” monolith, Trump’s wall likened to a Christo project, the fiction of “The Crown,” David Brooks’s notion of the …

Pilgrims and pardons

November 26th, 2020


Pardons, pilgrims, vacuuming, canceling....

Mystery metal monolith

November 24th, 2020


Trump’s non-bombshell, Trump’s subversion, Rudy’s movie, kids and COVID, Madison’s #1, Hillbilly Elegy, Biden loyalists want taking care of, the …

The brain is not for thinking

November 23rd, 2020


Biden is boring, Biden and the media, Washingtonians want to party again, Trump’s failing fight, the brain isn’t for thinking, Tom Cotton for …

A less mamlish memento

November 22nd, 2020


A transgender writer dies, 2 Latin words, a little Shakespeare, a Bible story about Hell, a NYT spelling game, the bad word “nappy,” the mysterious word “mamlish,” what’s new in Pompeii, the desire for a crisply clear …

What if you had to argue...?

November 21st, 2020


Bad arguments, bad evidence, irony, Trump’s struggle, Amy Coney Barrett’s first death penalty case, hypocrisy, Kyle Rittenhouse, problematizing the UW rock, not casting an autistic actor, Michael J. Fox and Parkinson’s …

Blobby globs

November 20th, 2020


Misunderstanding viral media, Biden’s modest calmness, Kamala’s prosecutorial problem, divine conversation.

Gazing at intransigence

November 19th, 2020


Still counting the votes, Democratic Party in-fighting, NYC school shutdown, Matt Yglesias doesn’t quite tell his story, gambling on whether Melania …

Against Thanksgiving

November 18th, 2020


Biden and embarrassment, Mo Willems and aging, kids and coronavirus, the war on Thanksgiving, shunning the Trumps, ogling in Pakistan, and the depiction of bad people as ugly.

Pretzel in pocket

November 16th, 2020


Pretzels, height, crabs, white-presenting voters, roll-off voters, Wikipedia, Billie Eilish, George Harrison, David Bowie, Chrissie Hynde, Emanuel …

The limbo of desperados

November 15th, 2020


Obama’s book, Kamala Harris as VP, Timothy Leary, art and free speech, Trumpsters vs. anti-Trumpsters, Hispanic voters and socialism.

The wheel’s still in spin

November 14th, 2020


Coddling baby-adults, winning the culture war, Dylan’s losers, calling kids fat, walking the war out of your system, the museum’s accidental honoring …

That’s just an alabai

November 13th, 2020


Elon Musk and COVID, my dream about Biden, Alito and the erosion of rights, colossal dog statue in Turkmenistan, the largest statues in the world, …

I’m on a Soviet radio

November 12th, 2020


Trump’s hot tweets, Trump’s forthcoming media empire, Obama’s possible America, the Soviet radio, the botched art restorations, the badness of public art, Elon Musk on Mars, living like it’s 1958.

The watery bejeezus

November 11th, 2020


Nude and naked sculptures, water meadows, the Oversoul, Trump declassifying secrets, Benford’s law, the Electoral College.

The Era of That’s Not Funny

November 10th, 2020


Biden’s historian and the soul of America; Trump appeals to Hispanic voters; Republicans won’t tell Trump to stand down; murder defendant kills …

Lurking on a perch

November 9th, 2020


Alex Trebek, corrupt sommeliers, Buttigieg to the U.N., Democratic Party in-fighting, Trump can help keep the Senate red, Jake Tapper invites job discrimination.

Healing and homesteading

November 8th, 2020


Kamala explains Joe, Giuliani talks about litigation, Kamala’s ancestral village celebrates, Biden offers a rest period, calling your childhood phone …

Weasels and chainsaws distracted me

November 7th, 2020


Mutated minks in Denmark, Chainsaw Gordy, Biden’s speech, chanting at the sun, a gracious concession, the cookie crumbles, tracking down fake ballots, irrational faith in Biden’s laying on of hands.

Wild accusations

November 6th, 2020


Trump’s speech — live and by transcript, praying to the government, the wretched decline of journalism, seeing your fellow citizens as toxic, and the belly-up elephant and donkey.

I won

November 5th, 2020


I realize that I won, and maybe you’ll see it my way, and then you too will have won!

Can you tell me please, who won?

November 4th, 2020


Post-election day rhetoric analyzed, a stoical approach, the language of boarded-up windows, there will be math, and the squandered credibility of the press.

We all had fun

November 3rd, 2020


The right not to vote, it all depends on Pennsylvania, second in line to vote, the “mathematical president-elect,” we all had fun, what a Hitler ad …

Galumphing toward the apocalypse

November 2nd, 2020


Melanie jokes, Lady Gaga throws beer, Marathon mind will do, Joe the stalking horse, fluffy wedding photos ape the West, Trump’s devilish plan, Anonymous is anonymous, woman’s way of knowing, Ben Franklin’s rising sun, …

Only in it for the money

November 1st, 2020


Costumes of mundaneness, the Biden bus incident, taking off the mask, why the polls might be more wrong in 2020 than in 2016, weaponizing movie …

Ugly folks over there honking

October 31st, 2020


Trump rhetoric, Halloween, fired up to vote, drive-in rallies, Kamala’s laughing, decoy debunking, cheese woes, predictions of violence, Brett Favre, …

Incoherent stories of extreme experience

October 29th, 2020


Woke movies, the dreary 33.1% GDP spurt, Kanye’s way, kind of like Verlaine and Rimbaud, enough is enough in France, Democrats and Republicans sleeping together, Trump’s womanliness.

Tit-for-tat tatters

October 28th, 2020


Trump/Biden refrigerators, love/hate for Trump, judge yelling at defense lawyer, Pennsylvania Trumpsters, tit-for-tat Court packing, protecting Black …

Skittering in the fading purple light

October 27th, 2020


Trump and Obama in Lititz, Amy Coney Barrett on Senators and their policy preference, and Obama writes another book.

The best taste on the planet

October 26th, 2020


Kanye and Black History Month, abortion, and the best taste in the world, Chinese millennials don’t want democracy, the abstruse sexual inaction of …

Alone in the closet

October 25th, 2020


The Supreme Court doesn’t need reforming, we’re all running out of steam, Kanye’s Coliseum for God, Mr. Bojangles, shaming men for acting like women, …

A weird obsession with skin and blood

October 24th, 2020


Kamala’s womb rhetoric, Obama’s cages, football patriotism, a female socialist President, bleeders, books bound in human skin, believing or disbelieving that Hunter’s laptop is real, anti-racist Boogaloo Bois, and the …

Absurd, stunning, insane overlords

October 23rd, 2020


Biden said he’d end the oil industry, Ghislaine Maxwell’s nonabsurd deposition, what “is” is, a passion for ponies, McConnell’s bruises, the media help Joe Biden, Sean Ono Lennon calls Facebook “insane overlords,” and …

The inside is out

October 22nd, 2020


Sacha Baron Cohen, Giuliani, and revenge porn; WaPo reports from the inside of Trump’s head; Biden ad, Sam Elliott, and Tegridy Farms; Bobulinski and …

Fixing a hole

October 21st, 2020


Will Trump win, Facebook censors Babylon Bee, Megyn Kelly insults Michael Savage, WaPo covers Biden blandly, Covid less deadly lately, random Amazon …

Anatomy lesson

October 20th, 2020


Toobin’s transgression, narwhal pardon, naked parody, trust-busting, Rush the Stoic, this hidden wellspring of spit, nude man in the forest, and Hunter Biden and the subjectivity of truth.

New morning

October 19th, 2020


Freeway privilege, Dylan’s New Morning, a rapped confession, water for a blood bath, Trump wants suburban women, voting without cognition, voting with hatred.

Sinking giggling into the sea

October 18th, 2020


A collective American identity, glimpsing The Beatles and Margaret Thatcher, clerisy heresy, the lion and the dromedary, and why can’t the broad left …

Pre-bunking the Obscurantism

October 17th, 2020


Pre-bunking, Obscurantism, cartoons, censorship, murder, Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman, Billie Eilish, Ice Cube.

Do not think you can escape the eyes

October 16th, 2020


Trump’s Covid, Biden’s Court-packing, the falconer named Parrot, the masculinities of Trump and Biden, the eyes of Texas, and fitting a third child …

May we riot now?

October 15th, 2020


Joe and Hunter Biden, Facebook and Twitter, Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow, George Floyd and Ice Cube, Generation Alpha, the feminist Medusa monument …

Nasty tenacity

October 14th, 2020


Nyctinasty, Goldfinger as feminist critique, Trump losing to the worst candidate ever, the female Scalia, and agonizing over all those times you …

The difficult empathy of the porcupine

October 13th, 2020


Amy Coney Barrett talks to the Senate, Joe Biden talks to an empty rotunda, and Donald Trump wants to kiss everybody.

At the Dust-and-Trash Café

October 12th, 2020


A firewall of Italianness, the invention of punctuation, toppling Teddy Roosevelt and Lincoln, the propaganda of mid-level violence, chugging …

The ochre tones of insect politics

October 11th, 2020


Jim Carrey does Biden as Goldblum, Thunberg’s autistic perspective, dying on Mount Katahdin, taking the bar exam while in labor, and wrecking the …

We, the Unimpeachably Great Hooples

October 10th, 2020


Dancing the boogaloo, deaccessioning white male art, the truth and the life, the well-regulated militia, the 25th amendment, packing the Court, …

All the dangerous dudes are on the other side

October 9th, 2020


Kidnapping the governor, ousting the ads, honoring the poet, critiquing facelessness, loving free speech, Nicks and the doggface, a safe Peace Prize, namaste.

Fixating on the divine fly

October 8th, 2020


The VP debate, that fly, Sartre’s “The Flies”, Hanoi Jane, the fattest bear, and the most masculine men

Triumph of the Care Bears

October 7th, 2020


Eddie, geniuses, insults, stimulus, adultery, plexiglass, Care Bears, Leni Riefenstahl, the dossier, and sarcasm

Cool scribblings, coming softly from fingers

October 6th, 2020


Over-emotive piano playing... photos that look like something by Wes Anderson... or Andy Warhol... the fake fear/courage distinction about covid, and …

Rooting for patriotism

October 5th, 2020


Trump's covid as a campaign opportunity, Dan Rather's patriotism aphorism, teaching via monuments, we lost Janis Joplin 50 years ago — readings from the Althouse blog this morning, with added commentary.

Caramelizing the karma

October 4th, 2020


SNL teams up science and karma, Monica Lewinsky wants a psychology czar, Trump looking busy and not orange, and swapping Mike Pence in as the …

Poetic Justice

October 3rd, 2020


No quorum to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, Trump the tragic hero, using and abusing murder hornets, CNN should be BPP, that birdsong, text-on-text …

Harvest Moon Morning

October 2nd, 2020


A birdsong, Trump has COVID, Americans feel justified in using violence, hate speech against the disabled, the line of presidential succession.

The interconnectedness of the frazzlement

October 1st, 2020


How Trump won the debate, the Army wants naps and journaling, the artists and museums can’t get coherent about white supremacy.

There’s got to be a rainbow after that weird, scary debate

September 30th, 2020


Trump’s suspicious preposition, I Am Woman, the rainbow in my hair, 2 idiots, and the failure to talk about Critical Race Theory.

Who’ll stop the sunrise?

September 29th, 2020


Trump’s taxes, wet hair, Edward Hopper and the deplorables, the Wild Card series, and gesturing “stop” at the sunrise.

The reborn audible Althouse

September 28th, 2020


This morning’s bloggings include Trump’s taxes, the idea that Clarence Thomas cannot be fair to Joe Biden, Prince Harry’s reality show, and The Rock looking like Fruit of the Loom grapes.

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