Fri, 28 May 2021
2599 - The Filibuster Remains Undefeated & the MR Guide to Screenwriting w/ Alex Pareene & Matthew Film Guy
Sam hosts Alex Pareene, staff writer at the New Republic and host of The Politics of Everything, to discuss Manchin's stand on the filibuster, the sclerotic senate democrats, and Schumer's plan for filibuster reform all comes down to the June calendar. Matthew Film Guy joins in the second half to discuss Amazon's purchase of MGM, how shows work now in the streaming age, and why Reality Bites is the essential Gen X movie.
And in the (Freebie Friday) Fun Half: Marjorie Taylor Greene debuts a Mexican accent but gives up on it, what's old is new again: 00s talking points about gays are now used to dehumanize trans people, conservatives are offended they can't hate with impunity, plus your IMs!
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