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Corey Lewandowski’s career as Trump’s campaign manager: A memoriam.


On Monday, Donald Trump announced that he would be firing Corey Lewandowski — his journalist-shoving, number-fudging, deeply sexist campaign manager. Alas, poor Corey Lewandowski. A bird who flew too close to the sun, got that sun all the way to being the presumed GOP nominee, and then promptly tanked his polling numbers.

So ends one of the craziest campaign management runs imaginable. Where to begin? There was the time he called a colleague a “f**king b**ch” for missing a conference call, and asked a regional director “who the hell do you think you are?” for skipping a meeting to attend his grandmother’s last rites.

But we must also remember Corey Lewandowski the mathematician, the one who told reporters that — contrary to his boss’ claims — he had not raised six million dollars for veterans by skipping out on a Fox News’ debate. This began a back and forth between Trump and his campaign manager giving contradictory reports to the press that seemed like they could have been figured out with a phone call.

And then of course, Lewandowski’s finest work as a campaign manager: Ggetting charged with battery for shoving a Breitbart journalist aside who was trying to ask Trump questions. Those charges were later dropped, but the memory — like the memory of Lewandowski’s career as a campaign manager — lives on.

Lewandowski evidently was Trump’s campaign manager right up to and even well into Monday. He was on a staff call this morning, according to the New York Times, and nobody else had been informed of his firing until it happened. Will this switch up actually reverse Trump’s fortunes and get him some steam in the polls? (Probably not). Who will replace Lewandowski as Trump’s new campaign manager? (Good luck!). How does Trump feel about people who fire their campaign managers?

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New Pod Flow: Sounds Good With Branden Harvey “Jason Russell”


Jason is the cofounder of the iconic non-profit Invisible Children which was founded to increase awareness of the horrendous activities of the LRA in Central Africa. Jason was also the director of the iconic Kony 2012 film that took the world by storm. In this two-part interview Jason and Branden talk about what it means to create a movement, what Jason experienced during his breakdown and subsequent recovery, and Jason’s experience in the world of theater.

New Pod Flow: Animalators, “ Aharon Rabinowitz”


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New Pod Flow: Scribble & Jam, “Artist Matthew Perryman Jones”


Welcome to Episode IV. This week, Dan spends some time with his favorite singer/songwriter, Matthew Perryman Jones. Matthew and Dan talk about panic attacks, growing up in Atlanta, the way music is informed by pain and suffering and the way music gives freedom.

If you have spent any time watching television in the last decade you have most likely heard one of Mattew’s songs on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill and many others. His insightful writing and voice have drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley, and he is on the short list of songwriters who skillfully weave the deeply philosophical and the vivid utterly human without ever losing sight of either.

To get his new album Cold Answer, (which features the three songs from him you heard on this episode), visit

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New Pod Flow: Sounds Good With Branden Harvey “Next Steps After the Presidential Election”


Branden sits down with writer and speaker Tyler Huckabee days after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States to talk about empathy, justice, listening, and where we go from here.

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Special Election Edition, President Trump to legalized weed and everything in between.

This week we reflect on the election and discuss our strategies for staying sane.

New Pod Flow: Animalators, “Illo


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This week we discuss Beyonce’s night at the CMAs, last minute election plans and how SNL might save us all.

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New Pod Flow: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Podcast: Doctor Strange


We appreciate everyone sticking with us through this long hiatus but are planning our return even as we speak, with a bunch of new goodies and an updated format. In the meantime, here’s a brief primer on Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange — just so you can go into the movie knowing what you’re getting yourself into.