In This Episode
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco use their news witch powers to make predictions about the first 2024 Republican presidential primary debate (since we recorded this episode before it happened) before diving into all the places that loathe (Indiana, we’re looking at you) and love (Illinois, thank you for this) abortion in news. Then, University of Oxford professor Jenni Nuttall comes on to talk about her new book Mother Tongue: The Surprising History of Women’s Words — so we OBVIOUSLY asked her about the word “hysteria”! Next, Dana Schwartz and Megan Gailey close out Taylor Swift summer with a discussion on parasocial relationships and how they can be either helpful or potentially unhealthy. Finally, we close out with Sani-Petty: Alyssa discovered TikTok, and Sha’Carri Richardson is a track star!
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