Sex and dating in the time of Covid
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Stephanie is joined by MSNBC Columnist Liz Plank to discuss how sex and dating have changed during COVID. And Liz shares her experience of meeting her long-term boyfriend on a social distance date during quarantine. 

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Politicon: How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along with Clay Aiken
Politicon: How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along with Clay Aiken
47: Inauguration Week w/ Joe Lockhart
With Joe Biden newly inaugurated, Clay has on Bill Clinton’s White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart ( to discuss the promises and perils of our new president and if a new administration is what it takes for us to get along again.  Does President Biden have a good chance of getting us out of the mess we started with in 2021?  Or are the parties going to split apart, with a whole new political landscape nearly upon us?  No matter which way things go, at the moment we can appreciate that (for the moment) press conferences and the accountability they represent might just be back! Guest: Joe Lockhart ( is widely recognized as one of the top communications and public affairs professionals in the world, and offers strategic communications counsel to CEOs, C-suite executives, and Washington's most powerful leaders.  He knows how to handle a crisis and regain control of a narrative, honed through decades of experience in public affairs, corporate communications, administration, and political campaigns. Lockhart is perhaps best known for his service as White House Press Secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1998 to 2000. He has also worked for the National Football League (NFL) as executive vice president, overseeing communications, government affairs, social responsibility and philanthropy, and for Facebook as vice president of global communications. Lockhart's current role is to advise corporations and organizations on their communications strategies and vulnerabilities. He was vice chairman for public affairs at Edelman; he was also previously the founding partner and managing director of the Glover Park Group, and was executive vice president at Bozell Sawyer Miller.  An award-winning journalist, he is also a frequent contributor to CNN and reflects on the week's news with Katie Barlow as they co-host the Words Matter ( podcast ( .    Get more from Joe with: Twitter ( Rational 360 PR ( Words Matter ( Host: Clay Aiken ( has sold 6 million albums, authored a New York Times bestseller, and ran for Congress in North Carolina in 2014 almost unseating a popular Republican incumbent. Follow Clay Aiken further on: Twitter ( Instagram ( Facebook ( Email your questions to ( Follow @politicon ( and go to ( THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR: MAGIC SPOON  GO TO www.MAGICSPOON.COM/HECK ( TO GRAB A VARIETY PACK AND TRY IT TODAY! AND BE SURE TO USE OUR PROMO CODE HECK AT CHECKOUT TO SAVE FIVE DOLLARS OFF YOUR ORDER.
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Tablet Magazine
Primary Sources: Ep. 259
This week on Unorthodox, we’re live (virtually) from Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, PA. Our special guests this week are Jamie and Brian Stelter. Jamie Stelter, who had her bat mitzvah at Beth Sholom, is the traffic reporter for NY1, and Brian Stelter is the chief media correspondent for CNN and host of Reliable Sources. They talk to us about filming their TV appearances from their apartment during the pandemic, the first rule of Challah Club, and why they love Shabbat. We’re looking for two new hosts for our kids game show podcast Hebrew School! All you need to do is record a short video introducing yourself and telling us why you'd make the perfect host, and send it to Do you have a great Jewish name or know someone with a great Jewish name? Enter our Jewish Name of the Year bracket! Email your suggestions to We’ve got virtual events! See our full schedule here. As always, let us know what you think of the show! Send us comments and questions at, or leave us a voicemail at (914) 570-4869. You can also record a voice memo on your smartphone and email it to us. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get new episodes, photos, and more. Get a behind-the-scenes look at our recording sessions on our YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group, and follow Unorthodox on Twitter and Instagram. Get your Unorthodox T-shirts, mugs, and baby onesies at Want to book us for a live show? Email producer Josh Kross at Sponsors: American Jewish World Service grantees are leading the effort to promote human rights, empower women and girls to fight for equal rights, and advance environmental justice in the face of climate change. AJWS is currently twice-matching all donations; find out more and make your donation at The Beren Summer Fellowship is the Tikvah Fund’s premier summer program for undergraduates or recent graduates in New York City. Fellows will partake in intensive academic seminars led by world-class teachers and will conduct their own research projects. Visit for more information and to apply. Harry’s is a great shave at a great price. New customers can get a Harry’s trial shave set for just $3 at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Our Body Politic
Our Body Politic
Lantigua Williams & Co.
January 22, 2021: Congresswoman Maxine Waters on how the Democratic party moves forward, Black and Indigenous strategists demanding more from the government, and the biggest challenges facing the Biden-Harris administration.
This week, Farai Chideya and her guests discuss the new administration and the historic role of Vice President Kamala Harris. Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters discusses what her party wants to accomplish now that it controls the legislative and executive branches. Political strategist Glynda Carr of Higher Heights wants to elevate more Black women to political leadership roles. Activist and producer Sarah Eagle Heart examines what the Biden-Harris administration could do to address the needs of Indigenous communities. Plus, political journalist Errin Haines of The 19th and Jess Morales-Rocketto of the National Domestic Workers Alliance dive into the priorities, hurdles, and first 100 days of the 46th President and Vice President. EPISODE RUNDOWN 1:26 Farai Chideya talks to people in D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration. 2:52 Representative Maxine Waters describes the scene during the Capitol siege. 5:14 Representative Waters describes the inequalities that Black women like her experience in the many facets of society. 8:39 Representative Waters says she is elated about the organizing efforts in Georgia. 11:16 Having Kamala Harris as Vice President speaks to what is possible for Black Americans, says Waters. 13:16 Political strategist Glynda Carr talks about her efforts to get more Black women elected into leadership roles. 14:05 Carr breaks down the four pillars of Higher Heights, her organization that endorses and advocates to elect Black women into office. 17:10 Electing New York’s Attorney General Letitia James was a recent success story for Higher Heights. 21:40 The Covid update looks into the strategy to get Covid vaccinations to those who need it most. 23:13 Activist and producer Sarah Eagle Heart dives into her social justice work as a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe. 26:03 Eagle Heart recounts her first time protesting a racist depiction of Indigenous people at a homecoming ceremony in her hometown, when she was a teenager. 28:13 When Eagle Heart approached top organizers of the Women’s March to point out the lack of Indigenous representation, she became part of the solution to amplify these voices in the movement. 29:21 If she was able to ask anything of Vice President Kamala Harris, Eagle Heart would want to be sure that the rights of Indigenous people are included in the new administration. 32:34 Our segment Sippin’ the Political Tea, looks back at a historic week with political experts Errin Haines and Jess Morales Rocketto. 33:58 Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman was Chideya’s favorite moment of last week’s inaugural celebration. 36:39 Chideya takes her listeners to the streets of D.C. the morning of the Inauguration. 39:42 Morales Rocketto looks at some of the historic appointments to the Biden-Harris administration’s Cabinet. 43:14 Haines looks at how the media will shift its focus from President Trump to the Biden-Harris administration. 44:50 Although there is a new president, “Trump is gone, but Trumpism isn’t,” Chideya explains. 45:33 The Biden-Harris administration has promised to make sweeping reforms to immigration policy, Morales Rocketto says. 47:53 Haines questions how the Biden-Harris administration will tackle issues like systemic racism.
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Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff
Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff
Righteous Media
97. SPECIAL DISPATCH: Wayne Smith. Reflections on Inauguration. “The Oracle” Returns. How We Heal Our Broken Country. The Promise the Future Holds.
We finally have a new president. A president who wants to be a uniter. A president we all hope can reach beyond partisanship. No matter how hard it will be.  This post-inauguration special of The Dispatches features an important conversation with a leader who is a national voice of reason — Wayne Smith—a man we call, “The Oracle.” He joined us back in Episode 63 of Angry Americans in June of last year, and he’s here again to help us get some perspective on one of the most turbulent times ever. What do we make of this week? What is our place in history? What’s next? How do you reconcile with someone who tried to kill you?   They’re heavy questions and the solutions aren’t easy, but helpers like Wayne Smith can help us all find the way.  We made it through the election. We made it through the inauguration. We made it through 4 years of Trump. And we made it through an insurrection attempt and domestic terrorist attack on our Capitol. But we made it through. And our flag is still there.  The war is on. This is your update. This is The Dispatches. Our host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is an Army infantry and Military Police (MP) veteran, he’s fought an insurgency in Iraq, he’s guarded against violent mobs and terror attacks, and he’s set up check-points in New York City after 9/11.  The Dispatches is powered by Righteous Media. See video of this conversation with Wayne Smith and a range of music, political, business and media players from Chuck D to Jeffrey Wright to Medal of Honor Recipient Flo Groberg to Sarah Jessica Parker to Stephen Colbert to Meghan McCain to Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the Righteous Media YouTube page. It’s political, social and industry diversity like no other show in America.  Righteous Media is your trusted, independent source for news, politics, culture and inspiration. It’s a smart, fun and no-BS perspective like nowhere else in the media.  Join us for exclusive Righteous Media events and activities by becoming a member of the Angry Americans Patreon community. You’ll get unique access to our amazing guests, our dynamic host, merch discounts, and exclusive content. Angry Americans and The Dispatches are possible thanks to our Patreon supporters. Find us on social and go deeper:  Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: And YouTube: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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