Big Time Dicks

Big Time Dicks

A distinctly new Jezebel podcast hosted by Joanna Rothkopf and Prachi Gupta who give you a fresh perspective on politics through an examination of the big time dicks behind the policy affecting our lives. This podcast is an approachably humorous tour of serious issues.... Show More

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December 5, 2017 55 min
From Sean Spicer to Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Anthony Scaramucci, 2017 has blessed us with an abundance of dicks--and some that haven’t worked as press secretary. We count them down in this episode.
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This is a recast of the episode whereBig Time Dicks continues to examine the epidemic of sexual assault in the military, and speak with Rep. Jackie Speier about legislation she's pushing to combat it.
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This is a recast of the episode where Savile Row bespoke tailor Dominic Sebag Montifiore chats with us about what politicians are telling us with their fashion choices.
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November 14, 2017 58 min
Jezebel features editor Kelly Stout, staff writer Ellie Shechet, and Special Projects Desk senior reporter Anna Merlan talk Omarosa, Steve Bannon, and Roy Moore—and dig deep into the mystery of Rand Paul’s fight with his neighbor.
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November 7, 2017 47 min
Joanna Rothkopf, Kelly Stout, and Katie McDonough talk about the recent mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and go over—yet again—the connection between gun and domestic violence. They also talk about how, at its best, the DNC should be the highlighter on the brow of a good candidate, summarize the Paradise Papers in 30 seconds, and Katie tells us how to escape a room.
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October 31, 2017 38 min
We speak with Jezebel’s Megan Reynolds, freshly back from the Women’s Convention in Detroit, about her weekend in Social Justice City. Also: Paul Manafort is indicted and Prachi reads a spooky story.
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We speak with Alyokhina about music as protest, her new book “Riot Days," and what it’s like to have your country run by a repressive egomanicac. Also: Bill O’Reilly blows a gasket.
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Harvey Weinstein has been a major political donor for decades. Who knew his reputation? Who is at fault? Jezebel's Joanna Rothkopf, Kelly Stout, and Ellie Shechet chat about all of the above and tie themselves in an ethical knot.
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The Guardian’s Lois Beckett joins us to talk about what the media and politicians miss in the gun violence debate, which focuses disproportionately on mass shooting, the rarest form of gun violence. Also: Donald Trump mispronounces “Puerto Rico.”
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We talk to Rutgers professor Dr. Yarimar Bonilla about the devastation in Puerto Rico and why the country's economic and political climate makes the recovery efforts particularly challenging. In Alabama, Republicans introduce us to a terrifying new weenie.
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September 26, 2017 33 min
We talk about Graham-Cassidy, the GOP’s newest attempt at stripping Americans of their health insurance, and how it’s different from other repeal attempts (spoiler: it isn’t!). We’re joined by the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Amy Friedrich-Karnik. Also: BUT JARED’S EMAILS!
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September 19, 2017 39 min
We look back at the life and legacy of Edie Windsor, whose Supreme Court case struck down DOMA and paved the way for the legalization of same sex marriage across the country. We speak with one of her attorneys, the ACLU's James Esseks.
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September 12, 2017 36 min
Advocate and DACA recipient Leezia Dhalla talks about what it was like to learn she was undocumented in college, get DACA, and lose it--and what it means for the 790,000 others like her.
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This is a recast of the episode where Joanna and Prachi discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s recent memos regarding “criminal aliens” and look into the fraught, racist history of immigration reform. We also speak with the New York Immigration Coalition’s Thanu Yakupitiyage about what the new rules mean for undocumented immigrants in the US, and knowing your rights. 
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September 1, 2017 40 min
What do you do when a dick is a hurricane? We speak with representatives from Portlight and Global Giving to learn how to help Houstonians affected by the devastating hurricane. Also: Ivanka reminds us she's no friend to women.
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The Atlantic’s Vann Newkirk joins us to talk about how newsrooms can cover issues surrounding race and white supremacy responsibly. Also: Trump looks directly into the Sun.
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Jezebel’s Stassa Edwards joins us to talk about the history of confederate statues (spoiler alert: they are worthless pieces of crap!). Also, our first Weenie Golden Shower.
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August 11, 2017 40 min
Prachi and Ellie speak to ACLU voting rights attorney Julie Ebenstein about the Trump administration’s voter fraud commission and how Republican-led voter suppression efforts will impact future elections.
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We speak with Carrie Anne Lucas of disability rights organization ADAPT about their 6 weeks of protests against the healthcare repeal, and hear about her plans to run for office.
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We talk to sexual assault survivor and activist Leah Griffin about how she got attention from politicians like Sen. Patty Murray, and what advice she has for other women who want to help draft reform bills at the local, state, and federal levels.
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