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Wall Til You Fall, Gig Economy Is KILLING It 12.12.18

December 12, 201860 min
In episode 292, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Sara Schaefer to discuss Nicki Minaj defending another sex offender, the business of location based tracking, Trump's showdown with Nancy Pelosi over the border wall, deaths that have occurred at Airbnb's, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Nicki Minaj Defends Another Sex Offender. This One Happens to Be Her Boyfriend2. Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret3. Trump Makes Misleading Border Wall Claims Before Meeting With Democrats4. Pelosi, Schumer to meet with Trump, offer $1.3 billion for border as shutdown looms5. Trump says he’s ‘proud’ to shut down government during fight with Pelosi and Schumer6.No, Donald Trump can’t just use Pentagon money for his border wall7. House Minority Leader Pelosi to President Trump on vote for border wall in the House8. "I am proud to shut down the government for border security ... I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it," President Trump tells Senate Minority Leader Schumer in the Oval Office.9. Sen. Schumer: "When the president brags that he won North Dakota and Indiana, he's in real trouble."10. WATCH: Fox legal analyst says he can’t imagine Trump not being indicted11. ‘A Simple Private Transaction’: Trump Lays Out a Defense in a Campaign-Finance Case12. Deaths at Airbnb rentals put spotlight on safety and security13. Sara Schaefer's Easy Page14. WATCH: Kiefer - aaaaaLearn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit