Here is a list of all the episodes of In Lieu of Fun. They are listed in reverse chronological order. Follow the ℹ icon link beside an episode number to see the detail page for that episode. The date links to its stream on Crowdcast or YouTube.

Note: Some of the early episode numbers are incorrect on YouTube. Rest assured the topics and guests will match even when the numbers do not.

Episode Summary Links
509 
Sep. 16, 2021
Discussing the recent anti-trust decision in Epic v. Apple
Guests: Randy Picker
508 
Sep. 15, 2021
Discussing a new book about how the U.S. conducts ongoing wars
Guests: Samuel Moyn
Book
507 
Sep. 14, 2021
Mike Pesca tells us a story that may or may not be true
Guests: Mike Pesca
506 
Sep. 13, 2021
Discussing ethics in the Biden administration
Guests: Walter Shaub
505 
Sep. 10, 2021
Discussing the origins of an enthusiastic Scots language supporter
Guests: Miss PunnyPennie
504 
Sep. 09, 2021
Discussing the politics and conflicts in supporting sexual harm victims
Guests: Alexandra Brodsky
Book
503 
Sep. 08, 2021
Discussing a new book on social harmony with one of its authors
Guests: Dominic Packer
Book
502 
Sep. 07, 2021
The fabled Mike Godwin tells a story that may or may not be true
Guests: Mike Godwin
501 
Sep. 06, 2021
An off-rhythm Cheese Night in honor of Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah
(just your hosts)
500.5 
Sep. 03, 2021
Day 5 of the Episode 500 celebratory week
Guests: Ada Palmer
500.4 
Sep. 02, 2021
Day 4 of the Episode 500 celebratory week
Guests: Lisa Page
500.3 
Sep. 01, 2021
Day 3 of the Episode 500 celebratory week
Guests: Peter Strzok
500.2 
Aug. 31, 2021
Day 2 of the Episode 500 celebratory week
Guests: Preet Bharara
500.1 
Aug. 30, 2021
Day 1 of the Episode 500 celebratory week
Guests: Tim Miller
499 
Aug. 24, 2021
An off-schedule Cheese Night, because we said so
(just your hosts)
498 
Aug. 23, 2021
Historian and Professor of Law, author, Pulitzer Prize winner
Guests: Annette Gordon-Reed
Book
497 
Aug. 20, 2021
Discussing the recent events in Afghanistan
Guests: Stephen Wertheim
496 
Aug. 19, 2021
Writer, author, journalist; former political director of RVAT
Guests: Tim Miller
495 
Aug. 18, 2021
Discussing psychological study of moral outrage on social media
Guests: Molly Crockett
Study
494 
Aug. 17, 2021
Discussing the fall of Kabul and the return of the Taliban
Guests: Marc Polymeropoulos
493 
Aug. 16, 2021
Discussing things other than the entirely predictable takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban
Guests: Virginia Heffernan
492 
Aug. 13, 2021
Cheese night
(just your hosts)
491 
Aug. 12, 2021
Discussing the actions of Facebook against NYU Ad Observatory
Guests: Laura Edelson
490 
Aug. 11, 2021
The audience attempts to discern truth from fiction
Guests: Tom Nichols
Book
489 
Aug. 10, 2021
Discussing the Facebook lawsuits, election advertisements, and Kate
Guests: Seth Magaziner
488 
Aug. 09, 2021
Discussing the Constitutional implications of eviction moritoria
Guests: John Q. Barrett
487 
Aug. 06, 2021
Talking about learning how to hack
Guests: Laurin Weissinger
486 
Aug. 05, 2021
An unexpectedly early Cheese Night
(just your hosts)
485 
Aug. 04, 2021
Discussing news of researchers recently ejected from Facebook
Guests: Nate Persily
484 
Aug. 03, 2021
Associate Professor of History, Roman historian, and writer
Guests: Sarah Bond
483 
Aug. 02, 2021
Dwayne Betts tells us a story that may or may not be true
Guests: Reginald Dwayne Betts
482 
Jul. 30, 2021
Discussing the fascinating world of shark science
Guests: Amani Webber-Schultz, Meghan Holst
Podcast
481 
Jul. 29, 2021
Discussing the philosophy of gender and its implications for the law
Guests: Robin Dembroff
480 
Jul. 28, 2021
Editor of The Bulwark, writer and pundit, host of the Sub-Beacon podcast
Guests: Jonathan V. Last
479 
Jul. 27, 2021
Discussing the current state of COVID-19 and the Delta variant
Guests: Eric Feigl-Ding
478 
Jul. 26, 2021
Discussing the pros and cons of voting.
Guests: Richard Pildes
477 
Jul. 23, 2021
Cheese night!
(just your hosts)
476 
Jul. 22, 2021
Criminal defense attorney, author, and maintainer of @CrimeADay
Guests: Mike Chase
475 
Jul. 21, 2021
Award-winning poet; Guggenheim and NEA Fellow; winner of the National Magazine Award
Guests: Reginald Dwayne Betts
474 
Jul. 20, 2021
Discussing a new book about Facebook
Guests: Cecilia Kang, Sheera Frenkel
Book
473 
Jul. 19, 2021
Jonathan Rauch tells a story and the audience has to decide its veracity
Guests: Jonathan Rauch
472 
Jul. 16, 2021
Cheese night
(just your hosts)
471 
Jul. 15, 2021
FBI and Army veteran; author
Guests: Peter Strzok
470 
Jul. 14, 2021
Discussing the cybercrime industry and how criminals operate online
Guests: Jonathan Lusthaus
Book
469 
Jul. 13, 2021
Discussing revelations of racial bias inside Pinterest
Guests: Ifeoma Ozoma
468 
Jul. 12, 2021
Discussing the growing commercial space race
Guests: Nicholas Schmidle
467 
Jul. 09, 2021
An in-person meetup between the hosts and the Greek Chorus
(just your hosts)
466 
Jul. 08, 2021
Discussing ransomware, cybersecurity, and the Keseya attack
Guests: Matt Tait
465 
Jul. 07, 2021
Discussing the recent SCOTUS decision on voting rights
Guests: Wilfred U. Codrington III
464 
Jul. 06, 2021
Discussing how Stoic philosophy can support a happier life
Guests: Massimo Pigliucci
463 
Jul. 05, 2021
Discussing the health of democracy and how to repair it
Guests: Petra Guasti
462 
Jul. 02, 2021
Cheese night, and some important announcements
(just your hosts)
461 
Jul. 01, 2021
Discussing voting, indictments, and other current events while Kate is off having (actual) fun
Guests: Tim Miller
460 
Jun. 30, 2021
Discussing use of antitrust law against Big Tech and the FTC Facebook complaint
Guests: Randy Picker
459 
Jun. 29, 2021
Law professor studying criminal law and theory, political theory, policing, and voting rights
Guests: Ekow N. Yankah
458 
Jun. 28, 2021
Discussing the activities of SDNY affecting the Trump Organization
Guests: Betsy Woodruff Swan
457 
Jun. 27, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Ben edition
Guests: Molly Jong-Fast
456 
Jun. 26, 2021
(just your hosts)
455 
Jun. 25, 2021
Day 5 of Munch Munch Munch week, a return to cheese-making
(just your hosts)
454 
Jun. 24, 2021
Day 4 of Munch Munch Much Week, with a new co-host
(just your hosts)
453 
Jun. 23, 2021
Day 3 of Munch Munch Munch Week, on the preparation of shellfish
(just your hosts)
452 
Jun. 22, 2021
Day 2 of Munch Munch Munch Week, involving fava beans and Chianti
(just your hosts)
451 
Jun. 21, 2021
Day 1 of Munch Munch Munch Week, in which cheese curds are made
(just your hosts)
450 
Jun. 20, 2021
Day 7 of Kate Week, in which Kate brings a Mystery Kate
Guests: Kate Levine
449 
Jun. 19, 2021
Day 6 of Kate Week, in which the original Kate stands alone
(just your hosts)
448 
Jun. 18, 2021
Day 5 of Kate Week, discussing technology and journalism
Guests: Kate Conger
447 
Jun. 17, 2021
Day 4 of Kate Week, discussing the history of civil rights
Guests: Kate Masur
Book
446 
Jun. 16, 2021
Day 3 of Kate Week, discussing the future of the Supreme Court
Guests: Kate Shaw
Article
445 
Jun. 15, 2021
Day 2 of Kate Week, discussing how humans relate to animals and robots
Guests: Kate Darling
Book
444 
Jun. 14, 2021
The beginning of Kate Week, a long-anticipated event
Guests: Kate Gage
443 
Jun. 13, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Ben edition
Guests: Miss PunnyPennie
442 
Jun. 12, 2021
(just your hosts)
441 
Jun. 11, 2021
Introducing the ILoF theme song and other fun shenanigans
Guests: E. G. Phillips, Mike Chase
Soundcloud
440 
Jun. 10, 2021
Discussing Indian food, the Pentagon Papers, and cicada swarms
Guests: Virginia Heffernan
439 
Jun. 09, 2021
Discussing Mark Polymeropoulos's new book
Guests: Marc Polymeropoulos
Book
438 
Jun. 08, 2021
Discussing Jonathan Rauch's forthcoming new book
Guests: Jonathan Rauch
Book
437 
Jun. 07, 2021
Discussing experimental philosophy
Guests: Josh Knobe
436 
Jun. 06, 2021
Discussing cryptography and distributed systems
Guests: Deirdre Connolly
435 
Jun. 05, 2021
(just your hosts)
434 
Jun. 04, 2021
Discussing the status of Navalny in Russia and airplanes in Belarus
Guests: Alina Polyakova
433 
Jun. 03, 2021
Discussing work in media law, the First Amendment, and the Press
Guests: Nabiha Syed
432 
Jun. 02, 2021
Discussing the state of the contemporary Republican party
Guests: Charlie Sykes
431 
Jun. 01, 2021
Discussing the parlous state of American democracy
Guests: Dan Drezner
430 
May. 31, 2021
(just your hosts)
429 
May. 30, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Scott edition
Guests: Taisu Zhang
428 
May. 29, 2021
(just your hosts)
427 
May. 28, 2021
Discussing ransomware and cryptocurrency
Guests: Nicholas Weaver
426 
May. 27, 2021
Discussing current events in Israel
Guests: Noah Efron
425 
May. 26, 2021
Discussing the special Grand Jury convened in Manhattan for Trump Organization tax issues
Guests: Rebecca Roiphe
424 
May. 25, 2021
Discussing Kate's trip to Iceland, and tales of the Vikings
Guests: Ada Palmer
423 
May. 24, 2021
Discussing the philosophy of slurs
Guests: Jason Stanley
422 
May. 23, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Ben edition (Kate being in Iceland)
Guests: Kori Schake, Peter Strzok, Toomas Hendrick Ilves
421 
May. 22, 2021
(just your hosts)
420 
May. 21, 2021
Discussing the history and circumstances of the n-word
Guests: John McWhorter
Essay
419 
May. 20, 2021
Professor of Political Science, researching social exclusion and identity
Guests: Ana Bracic
Book
418 
May. 19, 2021
Mathematics professor, number theorist and algebraic geometer; author
Guests: Jordan Ellenberg
Book
417 
May. 18, 2021
Discussing the composition and judicial philosophies of SCOTUS
Guests: Julian Davis Mortenson, Nicholas Bagley
416 
May. 17, 2021
Discussing recent SCOTUS news, including cert petitions and rulings
Guests: Leah Litman, Steve Vladeck
415 
May. 16, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Ben edition
Guests: David Priess
414 
May. 15, 2021
(just your hosts)
413 
May. 14, 2021
Discussing working as an emergency physician during COVID
Guests: Dan Dworkis
Book
412 
May. 13, 2021
Associate Professor of History, Roman historian, and writer
Guests: Sarah Bond
411 
May. 12, 2021
Lawyer and law professor specializing in criminal procedure and computer crime law
Guests: Orin Kerr
410 
May. 11, 2021
Discussing the effects of Platformer and Substack
Guests: Charlie Warzel
409 
May. 10, 2021
Discussing the phenomenon of ransomware and what to do about it
Guests: Herb Lin
Book, Video
408 
May. 09, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Kate edition
Guests: Janine Balekdjian
407 
May. 08, 2021
(just your hosts)
406 
May. 07, 2021
The planned guest having had an emergency, Kate & Scott host Cheese Night
(just your hosts)
405 
May. 06, 2021
Organist, conductor, and Director of Music at Pembroke College
Guests: Anna Lapwood
404 
May. 05, 2021
Discussing the Facebook Oversight Board decision on the Trump suspension
Guests: Eli Sugarman
403 
May. 04, 2021
Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution; contributing writer at The Atlantic
Guests: Jonathan Rauch
402 
May. 03, 2021
Discussing participation in vaccine trials, and life after the former guy
Guests: Molly Jong-Fast
401 
May. 02, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Scott edition.
Guests: David Golove
400 
May. 01, 2021
Just your hosts, for the 400th episode of In Lieu of Fun
(just your hosts)
399 
Apr. 30, 2021
Discussing the cavalcade of clowns currently driving discourse on the Right
Guests: Sarah Longwell
398 
Apr. 29, 2021
With hosts and many audience members fully-vaccinated, some attend in person
(just your hosts)
397 
Apr. 28, 2021
Discussing the first 100 days of the Biden administration
Guests: Shane Harris
396 
Apr. 27, 2021
Discussing cicadas, who are having a Brood X season
Guests: Dr. Michael Skvarla
395 
Apr. 26, 2021
Discussing recent reporting on the hidden industry around mass slander
Guests: Aaron Krolik, Kashmir Hill
394 
Apr. 25, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Kate edition
Guests: Mike Chase
393 
Apr. 24, 2021
(just your hosts)
392 
Apr. 23, 2021
Cybersecurity reporter at the New York Times; author, producer
Guests: Nicole Perlroth
391 
Apr. 22, 2021
Discussing developmental cognitive psychology, and Madonna filk
Guests: Elizabeth Bonawitz
390 
Apr. 21, 2021
Discussing the verdicts in the Chauvin trial and reactions to them
Guests: Dr. Rashawn Ray, Tim Miller
389 
Apr. 20, 2021
Discussing the Justice Thomas concurrence in Knight v. Trump
Guests: Jameel Jaffer
388 
Apr. 19, 2021
Discussing Charlie's new project, Sidechannel
Guests: Charlie Warzel
387 
Apr. 18, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Ben edition
Guests: Rachel Vindman
386 
Apr. 17, 2021
Introducing a new official co-host, Scott Shapiro
(just your hosts)
385 
Apr. 16, 2021
Leader of Project on Government Oversight (POGO) Ethics & Accountability initiative
Guests: Walter Shaub
384 
Apr. 15, 2021
Professor of International Law, author, former Department of Defense
Guests: Oona Hathaway
Book
383 
Apr. 14, 2021
Discussing the new book "Silicon Values"
Guests: Jillian York
Book
382 
Apr. 13, 2021
Publisher of The Bulwark, founder of Republican Voters Against Trump 2020
Guests: Sarah Longwell
381 
Apr. 12, 2021
Discussing the ongoing investigation of Representative Matt Gaetz
Guests: Katie Benner
380 
Apr. 11, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Kate edition
Guests: Nate Persily
379 
Apr. 10, 2021
(just your hosts)
378 
Apr. 09, 2021
Contributor at USA Today and The Week, Project Lincoln advisor, author
Guests: Windsor Mann
377 
Apr. 08, 2021
Kate has a conflict, so Scott Shapiro guest-hosts while Ben host-guests
Guests: Jack Goldsmith, Scott Shapiro, Virginia Heffernan
376 
Apr. 07, 2021
Discussing the performance of FBI during the January 6th riot
Guests: Chuck Rosenberg
Article
375 
Apr. 06, 2021
Discussing the status of The Markup, and the fate of privacy and journalism
Guests: Julia Angwin
The Markup, Blacklight
374 
Apr. 05, 2021
Discussing the recent SCOTUS decision in Oracle v. Google
Guests: Mark Lemley
373 
Apr. 04, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Ben edition
Guests: Olivia Troye
372 
Apr. 03, 2021
(just your hosts)
371 
Apr. 02, 2021
Discussing the recent jobs numbers, spending plans, and economic recovery
Guests: David Wessel
370 
Apr. 01, 2021
Writer, author, journalist; former political director of RVAT
Guests: Tim Miller
369 
Mar. 31, 2021
Discussing vaccines
Guests: Josh Sharfstein
368 
Mar. 30, 2021
Discussing the book "Tangled Up in Blue"
Guests: Rosa Brooks
Book
367 
Mar. 29, 2021
Discussing the nature of disgust, and other related research topics
Guests: Nina Strohminger
366 
Mar. 28, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Kate edition
Guests: Molly McKew
365 
Mar. 27, 2021
In honor of Passover
(just your hosts)
364 
Mar. 26, 2021
Discussing human rights in Egypt, and also large boats
Guests: Mai El-Sadany
363 
Mar. 25, 2021
The one-year anniversary of the first ILoF broadcast
(just your hosts)
362 
Mar. 24, 2021
VP and Senior Fellow at Brookings; author
Guests: Darrell West
361 
Mar. 23, 2021
Discussing Jamal's new book
Guests: Jamal Greene
Book
360 
Mar. 22, 2021
Discussing violent extremism, border issues, and the DHS transition
Guests: Elizabeth Neumann
359 
Mar. 21, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Ben edition
Guests: Natan Sachs
358 
Mar. 20, 2021
(just your hosts)
357 
Mar. 19, 2021
Discussing Vladimir Putin's challenge to President Biden
Guests: Alexander S. Vindman, Michel Paradis
356 
Mar. 18, 2021
Military commission defense lawyer, author
Guests: Michel Paradis
355 
Mar. 17, 2021
Founder and CEO of Justitia; visiting fellow at FIRE
Guests: Jacob Mchangama
354 
Mar. 16, 2021
Discussing Renaissance history, scence fiction, and flying cars
Guests: Ada Palmer
353 
Mar. 15, 2021
Discussing policing, evidence, fake news, and related topics
Guests: Radley Balko
352 
Mar. 14, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Kate edition
Guests: Jordan Ellenberg
351 
Mar. 13, 2021
(just your hosts)
350 
Mar. 12, 2021
Discussing the nature of time, a coda on Pugilism Week
Guests: Jon Lovett
349 
Mar. 11, 2021
Kate leads the discussion
(just your hosts)
348 
Mar. 10, 2021
Opinion columnist and editor at the Washington Post; author-in-progress
Guests: Christine Emba
347 
Mar. 09, 2021
Professor of engineering, public policy, law, and management; Brookings fellow
Guests: John Villasenor
346 
Mar. 08, 2021
Law professor, scholar of American constitutional law & libertarianism; legal blogger
Guests: Eugene Volokh
345 
Mar. 07, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Ben edition
Guests: Jonathan Rauch
344 
Mar. 06, 2021
(just your hosts)
343 
Mar. 05, 2021
Day 5 of Pugilism Week
Guests: Wes Siler
342 
Mar. 04, 2021
Day 4 of Pugilism Week, on state sanction for marriage
Guests: Brad Wilcox
341 
Mar. 03, 2021
Day 3 of Pugilism Week, on FBI vs. CIA
Guests: Alex Finley, John Sipher, Peter Strzok
340 
Mar. 02, 2021
Day 2 of Pugilism Week, on exclusive vs. inclusive legal positivism
Guests: Scott Shapiro
339 
Mar. 01, 2021
Day 1 of Pugilism Week, on whether we need a third party
Guests: David Jolly, Sarah Longwell
338 
Feb. 28, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Kate edition
Guests: Jessie Bullock
337 
Feb. 27, 2021
(just your hosts)
336 
Feb. 26, 2021
Discussing the problem of monopolies, and tech platforms
Guests: Richard R. John
335 
Feb. 25, 2021
Discussing matters around death and dying, and COVID
Guests: Katie Engelhart
Book
334 
Feb. 24, 2021
Discussing free speech
Guests: Jack Balkin
333 
Feb. 23, 2021
Discussing languages, linguistics, and the politics of language
Guests: John McWhorter
Podcast, Book
332 
Feb. 22, 2021
Discussing the Garland appointment
Guests: Matthew Miller, Sarah Longwell
331 
Feb. 21, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Ben edition
Guests: Deborah Copaken
330 
Feb. 19, 2021
Lawyer and law professor specializing in criminal procedure and computer crime law
Guests: Orin Kerr
329 
Feb. 18, 2021
Discussing white collar crime and "following the money"
Guests: Jennifer Taub
Book
328 
Feb. 17, 2021
Discussing the new book "Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency, and Trust"
Guests: James Comey
Book
327 
Feb. 16, 2021
Discussing the Million Book Project
Guests: Reginald Dwayne Betts
326 
Feb. 15, 2021
Discussing impeachment and foreign policy
Guests: Tom Nichols
325 
Feb. 14, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Kate edition.
Guests: Jonathan Shea
324 
Feb. 13, 2021
(just your hosts)
323 
Feb. 12, 2021
Ben interviews Kate about her article in The New Yorker on the Facebook Oversight Board
(just your hosts)
Article
322 
Feb. 11, 2021
Host of "The Gist" daily podcast; NPR contributor, editor
Guests: Mike Pesca
321 
Feb. 10, 2021
Discussing surveillance history and related topics
Guests: David Kris
320 
Feb. 09, 2021
Discussing the first day of the second impeachment trial
Guests: Paul Rosenzweig, Sarah Longwell
319 
Feb. 08, 2021
Discussing the world championship of a form of sportsball played by only one country
Guests: Jonathan Rauch
318 
Feb. 07, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, special Ben edition
Guests: Tamara Cofman Wittes
317 
Feb. 06, 2021
(just your hosts)
316 
Feb. 05, 2021
Discussing the upcoming impeachment trial, in lieu of a Jewish space laser
Guests: Dan Drezner, Tim Miller
315 
Feb. 04, 2021
Discussing the definition of "incitement" and its current relevancy
Guests: Katie Reisner
OpEd
314 
Feb. 03, 2021
Covers intelligence and national security for Washington Post; host of "Rational Security" podcast
Guests: Shane Harris
313 
Feb. 02, 2021
Discussing drones
Guests: Nicholas Weaver
312 
Feb. 01, 2021
(just your hosts)
311 
Jan. 31, 2021
Discussing the first decisions made by the Facebook Oversight Board
Guests: Nate Persily
310 
Jan. 30, 2021
Lawyer, Washington Post contributing columnist, Lincoln Project co-founder
Guests: George Conway
Article
309 
Jan. 29, 2021
Discussing U.S. foreign policy in the Biden administration
Guests: Tom Wright
Book
308 
Jan. 28, 2021
Professor and historian of U.S. legal, intellectual, and political history; former journalist
Guests: Anne Kornhauser
307 
Jan. 27, 2021
Poet and linguist, creator of the "Scots Word a Day"
Guests: Miss PunnyPennie
Scots Word of the Day
306 
Jan. 26, 2021
Discussing immigration policy in the new Biden administration
Guests: Dara Lind
305 
Jan. 25, 2021
Justice Department reporter at the New York Times
Guests: Katie Benner
304 
Jan. 24, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Ben edition
Guests: Quinta Jurecic
303 
Jan. 23, 2021
Discussing the protests in Russia over the arrest of Navalny with multiple guests
Guests: Alexander S. Vindman, Bianna Golodryga, Toomas Hendrick Ilves
302 
Jan. 22, 2021
Discussing the return of Alexei Navalny to Russia
Guests: Alina Polyakova
301 
Jan. 21, 2021
Discussing the peaceful transition of power and related topics
Guests: Jeffrey Rosen
300 
Jan. 20, 2021
Celebrating the inaguration of a new President and the 300th episode of ILoF
Guests: Sarah Longwell, Tim Miller
299 
Jan. 19, 2021
Specialist in executive clemency and restoration of rights; former U.S. Pardon Attorney
Guests: Margaret Love
298 
Jan. 18, 2021
Discussing the perils facing the Inauguration and impending pardons
Guests: Jonathan Rauch
297 
Jan. 17, 2021
Mystery guest Sunday, Kate edition
(just your hosts)
296 
Jan. 16, 2021
(just your hosts)
295 
Jan. 15, 2021
Discussing the problems in free speech law and the recent high-profile deplatformings
Guests: Genevieve Lakier
294 
Jan. 14, 2021
Senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight
Guests: Clare Malone
293 
Jan. 13, 2021
Discussing the use of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment
Guests: Brian Beutler, Deepak Gupta
292 
Jan. 12, 2021
Discussing differential policing
Guests: Dr. Rashawn Ray
291 
Jan. 11, 2021
Discussing the ongoing constitutional crisis and deplatforming events
Guests: Jack Balkin
290 
Jan. 10, 2021
An insider viewpoint on the insurrection at the Capitol last week
Guests: Tom Malinowski
289 
Jan. 09, 2021
(just your hosts)
288 
Jan. 08, 2021
Discussing the QAnon movement with an expert
Guests: Adrienne LaFrance
Article
287 
Jan. 07, 2021
Continuing the discussion about the fallout from yesterday
Guests: Kathleen Belew
286 
Jan. 06, 2021
Discussing the ongoing drama in Georgia, Congress, and the DC streets
Guests: Bobby Chesney, Kathleen Belew, Sarah Longwell
285 
Jan. 05, 2021
Discussing the count of electoral votes and affiliated protests in DC
Guests: David Plotz
284 
Jan. 04, 2021
Discussing the phone call and press conference in Georgia.
Guests: Steve Vladeck
283 
Jan. 03, 2021
A day of interviewing guests from the audience
Guests: The Audience
282 
Jan. 02, 2021
(just your hosts)
281 
Jan. 01, 2021
New year's resolutions.
Guests: Scott Shapiro
280 
Dec. 31, 2020
Good riddance 2020!🥂🥂🥂
Guests: Lisa Page
279 
Dec. 30, 2020
Director of Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy; WSJ contributor
Guests: David Wessel
278 
Dec. 29, 2020
A discussion about intervention.
Guests: Stephen Wertheim
277 
Dec. 28, 2020
Discussing Yaya Fanusie's new paper, "Central Bank Digital Currencies"
Guests: Yaya J. Fanusie
Paper
276 
Dec. 27, 2020
Mystery guests gone wild
Guests: Alan Rozenshtein, David Priess, Mike Chase
275 
Dec. 26, 2020
(just your hosts)
274 
Dec. 25, 2020
Discussing how we should deal with trolls
(just your hosts)
273 
Dec. 24, 2020
An unstructured Christmas chat because Tim Miller seems like he needs some socializing.
Guests: Tim Miller
272 
Dec. 23, 2020
Discussing Reconstruction and its contemporary relevance.
Guests: Heather Cox Richardson
271 
Dec. 22, 2020
Discussing how to protect democracy in the post-Trump era
Guests: Jonathan Rauch, Norm Eisen
270 
Dec. 21, 2020
Scientist studying crows and other corvids
Guests: Kaeli Swift
269 
Dec. 20, 2020
Mystery guest Sunday, Ben edition
Guests: Jasmine El-Gamal
268 
Dec. 19, 2020
(just your hosts)
267 
Dec. 18, 2020
Senior VP of Third Way National Security Program, board member of Internews
Guests: Mieke Eoyang
266 
Dec. 17, 2020
Discussing the intersection of encryption and policy
Guests: Susan Landau
265 
Dec. 16, 2020
Discussing the challenges of distributing and providing COVID vaccines
Guests: Andy Slavitt
264 
Dec. 15, 2020
Discussing the work of the late John Le Carré
Guests: Peter Strzok
263 
Dec. 14, 2020
Discussing the Electoral College voting (holi)day
Guests: Asha Rangappa
262 
Dec. 13, 2020
Mystery guest Sunday, Kate edition
Guests: Sarah Longwell
261 
Dec. 12, 2020
(just your hosts)
260 
Dec. 11, 2020
Discussing the recurring thread of secessionism
Guests: David French
259 
Dec. 10, 2020
Guests: Jonathan Rauch, Scott Shapiro
258 
Dec. 09, 2020
Former CIA officer; author and humorist
Guests: Alex Finley
257 
Dec. 08, 2020
Professor of Law, teaching patents, health law, and innovation in the life sciences
Guests: Nicholson Price
256 
Dec. 07, 2020
Discussing intellectual property and video games
Guests: Mark Lemley
255 
Dec. 06, 2020
Mystery Guest Sunday, Ben edition
Guests: Juliette Kayyem
254 
Dec. 05, 2020
(just your hosts)
253 
Dec. 04, 2020
Clinical professor of law; former UN Special Rapporteur; author
Guests: David Kaye
252 
Dec. 03, 2020
Retired CIA case officer, author
Guests: Marc Polymeropoulos
251 
Dec. 02, 2020
Associate Professor of History, Roman historian, and writer
Guests: Sarah Bond
250 
Dec. 01, 2020
Discussing tax history and policy
Guests: Molly Michelmore, Vanessa Williamson
249 
Nov. 30, 2020
Discussing pandemic response and other affiliated topics
Guests: Alex Gibney
248 
Nov. 29, 2020
Mystery guest Sunday, Kate edition
Guests: Molly Brady
247 
Nov. 28, 2020
(just your hosts)
246 
Nov. 27, 2020
Discussing all things related to espionage
Guests: John Sipher
245 
Nov. 26, 2020
Thanksgiving Day socializing
(just your hosts)
244 
Nov. 25, 2020
Historian of American political rhetoric, author
Guests: Jennifer Mercieca
Demagogue for President
243 
Nov. 24, 2020
Mathematics professor, number theorist and algebraic geometer; author
Guests: Jordan Ellenberg
242 
Nov. 23, 2020
Discussing the waning days of the Trump administration and its post-election thrashing
Guests: Jack Goldsmith
241 
Nov. 22, 2020
Continuing to interview audience members as guests
Guests: The Audience
240 
Nov. 21, 2020
(just your hosts)
239 
Nov. 20, 2020
The audience are the guests in this special edition
Guests: The Audience
238 
Nov. 19, 2020
Discussing acting, film, and interesting family stories
Guests: Alessandro Nivola
237 
Nov. 18, 2020
Discussing the ascertainment phase of the Presidential transition
Guests: Steve Vladeck
236 
Nov. 17, 2020
Discussing the effects of the Presidential transition at the Justice Department
Guests: Carrie Johnson
235 
Nov. 16, 2020
Discussing polling errors during the 2020 election campaign
Guests: Natalie Jackson
234 
Nov. 15, 2020
Mystery Guest Sunday, Kate edition, and with no Ben due to lack of Internet
Guests: Anna Salvatore
High School SCOTUS
233 
Nov. 14, 2020
(just your hosts)
232 
Nov. 13, 2020
Law professor; biographer of Justice Robert H. Jackson; legal historian
Guests: John Q. Barrett
231 
Nov. 12, 2020
Lawyer, commentator on law and policy; contributing editor at Financial Times
Guests: David Allen Green
230 
Nov. 11, 2020
Discussing the current status of the election results, vaccine research, and so on
Guests: Jonathan Rauch
229 
Nov. 10, 2020
Discussing vaccines, political perfidy, and other topics as arise
Guests: Mike Pesca
228 
Nov. 09, 2020
Discussing the results of the now-almost-certainly-settled Presidental election
Guests: Bill Galston
227 
Nov. 08, 2020
Mystery Guest Sunday, Ben edition
Guests: David Priess
226 
Nov. 07, 2020
(just your hosts)
225 
Nov. 06, 2020
Bidding farewell to Trump and Trumpcast, with a visit from its esteemed host
Guests: Virginia Heffernan, Windsor Mann
Trumpcast
224 
Nov. 05, 2020
Discussing the election results on this Guy Fawkes Day, also Ben's birthday
Guests: Tim Miller
223 
Nov. 04, 2020
Discussing what we know after the closing of the polls
Guests: Alan Rozenshtein
222 
Nov. 03, 2020
Anxiety, angst, and existential ennui on the occasion of Election Day
Guests: Preet Bharara
221 
Nov. 02, 2020
A round-up of previous guests discussing the momentous occasion upon us
Guests: Election 2020 Panel
220 
Nov. 01, 2020
The last undecided voter in America discusses his thought process with the maven of focus groups
Guests: Sarah Longwell, Scott Shapiro
219 
Oct. 31, 2020
The Lisa Page Puppet comes to life for Halloween
Guests: Lisa Page
218 
Oct. 30, 2020
Salvaging what fun there is to be had in the upcoming election (part 3)
Guests: Alexandra Petri, Dan Drezner
217 
Oct. 29, 2020
Salvaging what fun there is to be had in the upcoming election (part 2)
Guests: Ken White, Matthew Miller
216 
Oct. 28, 2020
Salvaging what fun there is to be had in the upcoming election (part 1)
Guests: Mike Chase, Virginia Heffernan
215 
Oct. 27, 2020
Journalist at New York Times, reporting on privacy and technology
Guests: Kashmir Hill
214 
Oct. 26, 2020
Discussing foreign interference in the U.S. elections
Guests: Laura Rosenberger
213 
Oct. 25, 2020
Mystery Guest Sunday, Kate edition
Guests: Samm Sacks
212 
Oct. 24, 2020
Planning for the upcoming Election Day show
(just your hosts)
211 
Oct. 23, 2020
Editor-in-Chief of Crooked Media; writer on politics, podcaster
Guests: Brian Beutler
Crooked Media
210 
Oct. 22, 2020
Discussing the challenges of reforming criminal justice and policing
Guests: Scott Hechinger
The Zealous Project
209 
Oct. 21, 2020
Ben & Kate help Jonathan workshop the draft of his forthcoming book
Guests: Jonathan Rauch
208 
Oct. 20, 2020
Discussing Emily's recent article on the future of free speech and disinformation
Guests: Emily Bazelon, Sarah Longwell
NYT Magazine
207 
Oct. 19, 2020
Discussing remedies for U.S. diplomacy and lost prestige
Guests: Kori Schake
206 
Oct. 18, 2020
Mystery Guest Sunday, Ben edition
Guests: Annie Karni, Jonathan Rauch
205 
Oct. 17, 2020
(just your hosts)
204 
Oct. 16, 2020
Discussing the Barrett confirmation hearings, the closing days of the election, disinformation, and conspiracy theories
Guests: Daniel Klaidman
203 
Oct. 15, 2020
Discussing the supreme court nomination hearing for Amy Coney Barrett
Guests: Dahlia Lithwick, Kate Shaw, Leah Litman
202 
Oct. 14, 2020
Discussing the nail-biting, hair-raising days in advance of vote counting
Guests: Tim Miller
201 
Oct. 13, 2020
Discussing the recent white nationalist kidnapping and coup attempt in Michigan
Guests: Kathleen Belew
New York Times
200 
Oct. 12, 2020
For the 200th episode of ILoF, a crossover with the hosts of The New Abnormal
Guests: Molly Jong-Fast, Rick Wilson
The New Abnormal
199 
Oct. 11, 2020
Mystery Guest Sunday, Kate edition; double the Kates or your money back
Guests: Kate Gage
People's Action, How to Save a Planet
198 
Oct. 10, 2020
(just your hosts)
197 
Oct. 09, 2020
Discussing the phenomenon of "court packing"
Guests: Jack Balkin
Balkinization
196 
Oct. 08, 2020
Discussing the risks of the President undermining the upcoming election
Guests: Barton Gellman
The Atlantic
195 
Oct. 07, 2020
Discussing life in the public eye, the value of public service, and missing being the grey man
Guests: Peter Strzok
Compromised
194 
Oct. 06, 2020
Discussing the Presidential COVID affliction and its consequences
Guests: Natasha Bertrand
193 
Oct. 05, 2020
Discussing the challenges of working for racial justice, and how to balance time and resources when there is so much work still to do
Guests: Camille Busette
192 
Oct. 04, 2020
Mystery Guest Sunday, Ben edition
Guests: Michael Sean Winters
191 
Oct. 03, 2020
(just your hosts)
190 
Oct. 02, 2020
Contributor at USA Today and The Week, Project Lincoln advisor, author
Guests: Windsor Mann
189 
Oct. 01, 2020
Discussing how to save the Republic; insights from focus groups after the first night of debates, and what stories enable voters to change their minds
Guests: Sarah Longwell
188 
Sep. 30, 2020
Discussing the first round of presidential debase held last night
Guests: Tom Nichols
The Death of Expertise
187 
Sep. 29, 2020
Discussing the leaked FinCEN files, their implications and consequences
Guests: Jason Leopold
Background, FinCEN files, Suspicious Activity (podcast)
186 
Sep. 28, 2020
Discussing computing, language, artificial intelligence, and the Singularity
Guests: Brian Christian
The Alignment Problem
185 
Sep. 27, 2020
Mystery Guest Sunday, Kate edition; discussing the Supreme Court nomination, the sudden release of Presidential tax returns, and sestinas about Rochester, NY
Guests: Alan Rozenshtein
Sestina D'Inverno
184 
Sep. 26, 2020
(just your hosts)
183 
Sep. 25, 2020
Discussing political progress in Belarus; strategies and tactics for responding to authoritarian populism; dealing with COVID-19
Guests: Anne Applebaum
The Twilight of Democracy, The Atlantic
182 
Sep. 24, 2020
A somewhat sarcastic but thoughtful discussion about norms and balance in political discourse
Guests: Scott Shapiro
181 
Sep. 23, 2020
Discussing the origins of the word "intelligence" as a term for espionage
Guests: David Priess
180 
Sep. 22, 2020
Discussing the forthcoming action in the Senate; predictions both optimistic and pessimistic
Guests: Sarah Longwell
Show reel 1, Show reel 2
179 
Sep. 21, 2020
Discussing the chances of a SCOTUS appointment before the election, and what comes after
Guests: David Frum
Trumpocalypse
178 
Sep. 20, 2020
Mystery Guest Sunday, Ben edition; discussing disinformation, political campaigns, chai-flavoured rum, and show planning
Guests: Lisa Kaplan
The Alethea Group
177 
Sep. 19, 2020
In memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing last night, we share anecdotes and reflections on her contributions; show planning is deferred until tomorrow
Guests: Susan Hennessey
NPR
176 
Sep. 18, 2020
Discussing misinformation, disinformation, semantic drift, and the helpful and harmful use of social media during times of crisis
Guests: Kate Starbird
175 
Sep. 17, 2020
Discussing the unhinged speeches and conduct of Attorney General Bill Barr in the past few days
Guests: Bianna Golodryga
174 
Sep. 16, 2020
Discussing human rights law in Egypt and the wider Middle East, challenges for lawyers, reporters, and citizens in the face of authoritarian consolidation
Guests: Mai El-Sadany
Tahrir Institute
173 
Sep. 15, 2020
Discussing the new book, "Social Media & Democracy", and whether, in fact, social media can be compatible with democracy
Guests: Joshua Tucker, Nate Persily
Social Media & Democracy
172 
Sep. 14, 2020
Discussing Season 2 of the Conspiracyland podcast
Guests: Michael Isikoff
Conspiracyland, Skullduggery
171 
Sep. 13, 2020
Mystery Guest Sunday, Kate edition
Guests: Jeff Horwitz
170 
Sep. 12, 2020
(just your hosts)
169 
Sep. 11, 2020
New York Times media columnist, former (founding) editor-in-chief of Buzzfeed News
Guests: Ben Smith
168 
Sep. 10, 2020
Writer at NYT Magazine; co-host of Slate Political Gabfest, Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School
Guests: Emily Bazelon
Emily's books, Will This Be a Lost Year for America's Children?
167 
Sep. 09, 2020
Discussing the intelligence, problem-solving, and cultural impact of crows and other corvids; how misinformation and disformation propagate through communication networks
Guests: Carl T. Bergstrom
Calling Bullshit, bird photography
166 
Sep. 08, 2020
Discussing journalism, history, and the demographics of the upcoming election; it is widely agreed one hour is not nearly enough time with Jamelle
Guests: Jamelle Bouie
Jamelle's newsletter, Paths Out of Dixie
165 
Sep. 07, 2020
Discussing the effects of technology and automation on working life, attitudes toward work, entitlements, and social effects
Guests: Cynthia Estlund
A New Deal for China's Workers?
164 
Sep. 06, 2020
Ben brings two mystery guests, Ian live in person at the Cabin in the Woods, and Dan, in the more conventional way, to talk about the lack of good election podcasts and how (or whether) to fix it
Guests: Dan Drezner, Ian Enright
163 
Sep. 05, 2020
It turns out that Kate has already planned a fantastic guest lineup for the coming week, so we spend the rest of the episode in a vibrant discussion of current events
(just your hosts)
162 
Sep. 04, 2020
Discussing the Internet as the Roman roads of the modern economy; the difference between thriving democracies and captured states; Adam's new podcasting company
Guests: Adam Davidson
The Passion Economy, Planet Money
161 
Sep. 03, 2020
Discussing the impending destruction of the U.S. East Coast, how Alan learned to cook; how Kate got her hand crushed by a car; and how old Alan was before he realized islands do not float. Vain attempts are made to figure out Bill Barr
Guests: Alan Rozenshtein
160 
Sep. 02, 2020
Discussing Michel's new book, "Last Mission to Tokyo", Kate's scandalous Twitter ban
Guests: Michel Paradis
Last Mission to Tokyo
159 
Sep. 01, 2020
Discussing the President's roundtable in Kenosha; the (new) New Abnormal podcast; the future of Republicanism after Trump
Guests: Molly Jong-Fast
The New Abnormal, Lawfare Turns Ten
158 
Aug. 31, 2020
Discussing Paul's recent article on client-side scanning
Guests: Alex Stamos, Paul Rosenzweig
Lawfare
157 
Aug. 30, 2020
Discussing preparations to teach in-person in the age of coronavirus; the difficulty and expense of getting good course materials, and being stood up by Kate for a lunch meeting.
Guests: Jeremy Sheff
Open-Source Property
156 
Aug. 29, 2020
In addition to planning the show for the next week, we discuss the new merch store, and ask the audience to vote on which charity should receive the proceeds.
(just your hosts)
ILoF Bloopers
155 
Aug. 28, 2020
Introducing a new feature, "Guests Gone Wild", in which former guests return to talk among themselves while Kate and Ben sit back and (mostly) just watch.
Guests: Danielle Citron, Rachel "The Doc" Bitecofer, Tim Miller
What it Takes, The Bulwark, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, Election Whisperer, DoJ memorandum
154 
Aug. 27, 2020
Discussing the Senate Intelligence Commitee's Russia report
Guests: Margaret Taylor
153 
Aug. 26, 2020
Discussing political outlooks, information access, and public trust
Guests: Richard Pildes
152 
Aug. 25, 2020
Discussing election modeling and forecasting, polls, and crystal balls.
Guests: Rachel "The Doc" Bitecofer
Niskanen Center, Lincoln Project, The Election Whisperer
151 
Aug. 24, 2020
Founder of The Bulwark, discussing the party conventions, the future of principled conservatism, and other topics of interest for the upcoming U.S. elections.
Guests: Charlie Sykes
The Bulwark, Bulwark podcast
150 
Aug. 23, 2020
Discussing the Bannon indictment, the Geoffrey Berman incident, and the difficulties of wearing many hats in the legal/judicial world.
Guests: Anne Milgram
149 
Aug. 22, 2020
Ben has a surprise for Kate. Mutual admiration ensues, followed by some deeper conversation on our troubling times.
(just your hosts)
Twitter Transparency Center
148 
Aug. 21, 2020
A gentle lesson about the absurdity of indecision in the face of overwhelming evidence.
Guests: Scott Shapiro
147 
Aug. 20, 2020
Discussing the DNC convention, the future of conservatism, and the indictment of Steven K. Bannon. This surprises Kate for an interesting reason.
Guests: Sarah Longwell
WSJ
146 
Aug. 19, 2020
Discussing Jill's new book
Guests: Jill Filipovic
OK Boomer, Let's Talk
145 
Aug. 18, 2020
Discussing Jack's new book
Guests: Jack Balkin
Cycles of Constitutional Time
144 
Aug. 17, 2020
Discussing the effects of pandemic on government function, free speech, and assembly
Guests: Jameel Jaffer
143 
Aug. 16, 2020
Victims' rights attorney, crusader against revenge porn
Guests: Carrie Goldberg
142 
Aug. 15, 2020
(just your hosts)
141 
Aug. 14, 2020
Discussing election modeling and forecasting, polling
Guests: Natalie Jackson
140 
Aug. 13, 2020
Discussing the history of the U.S. postal service
Guests: Richard R. John
139 
Aug. 12, 2020
Discussing election modeling and the viability thereof
Guests: G. Elliott Morris
138 
Aug. 11, 2020
Discussing the filibuster, and the live audience is polled about preferences for ILoF merchandise
Guests: Josh Chafetz
137 
Aug. 10, 2020
Journalist, critic, and author; contributing editor at WIRED; co-host of "Trumpcast"
Guests: Virginia Heffernan
136 
Aug. 09, 2020
Discussing the scope, history, and efficacy of executive orders
Guests: Julian Davis Mortenson
135 
Aug. 08, 2020
(just your hosts)
134 
Aug. 07, 2020
Discussion vaccines and vaccine trials, cononavirus, and Ben's childhood
Guests: Janet Turk Wittes
Statistics Collaborative
133 
Aug. 06, 2020
Discussing the PACER accessibility decision, and the importance of open access to court records
Guests: Deepak Gupta
132 
Aug. 05, 2020
Law professor, Co-Director of Stanford Cyber Policy Center, Healthy Elections Project
Guests: Nate Persily
131 
Aug. 04, 2020
Discussing the recent Axios interview with Donald Trump
Guests: Dan Drezner
MarketWatch, Rolling Stone
130 
Aug. 03, 2020
Tech journalist, host of "The Pivot" podcast
Guests: Kara Swisher
129 
Aug. 02, 2020
Discussing immigration, border and refugee issues
Guests: Allegra Love
Law and Border, Santa Fe Dreamers
128 
Aug. 01, 2020
(just your hosts)
127 
Jul. 31, 2020
Miami-based attorney and MSNBC legal contributor
Guests: Katie Phang
MSNBC
126 
Jul. 30, 2020
Discussing puns, humor, and journalism
Guests: Alexandra Petri, Kathleen Belew, Mike Chase
Cosmopolitan
125 
Jul. 29, 2020
Discussing the 2020 U.S. Presidential election
Guests: Matthew Miller, Nate Persily, Tim Miller
124 
Jul. 28, 2020
Discussing USAG Barr's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee
Guests: Matthew Miller
New York Times
123 
Jul. 27, 2020
Discussing polling, politics, and group membership shibboleths
Guests: Clare Malone
FiveThirtyEight
122 
Jul. 26, 2020
Discussing the nature and challenges of comedy writing
Guests: Daniel Radosh
121 
Jul. 25, 2020
(just your hosts)
120 
Jul. 24, 2020
Editor-at-large at Wired; author
Guests: Steven Levy
New York Times
119 
Jul. 23, 2020
Host of "In the Bubble" podcast; formerly Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Guests: Andy Slavitt
StatNews
118 
Jul. 22, 2020
Discussing the creation of crossword puzzles, and how to get professionally involved in their creation
Guests: Ross Trudeau
New York Times
117 
Jul. 21, 2020
Discussing DHS domestic surveillance to protect monuments and statues
(just your hosts)
Lawfare, Salon
116 
Jul. 20, 2020
An update on COVID-19 from Dr. Sharfstein of the Bloomberg School of Public Health
Guests: Josh Sharfstein
115 
Jul. 19, 2020
(just your hosts)
114 
Jul. 18, 2020
Discussing deployment of DHS Rapid Protection Force in Portland, Oregon
Guests: Steve Vladeck
Lawfare
113 
Jul. 17, 2020
Writer-at-large for New York Times Opinion, covering the information wars
Guests: Charlie Warzel
NYT Company
112 
Jul. 16, 2020
Discussing the "Crime a Day" Twitter feed and book
Guests: Mike Chase
How to Become a Federal Criminal, @CrimeADay
111 
Jul. 15, 2020
Lawyer, author, journalist, and feminist
Guests: Jill Filipovic
The Atlantic, The H-Spot
110 
Jul. 14, 2020
Discussing the SCOTUS decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma
Guests: Ian Heath Gershengorn
Bloomberg Law
109 
Jul. 13, 2020
Discussing issues of free speech and the press
Guests: Jeff Jarvis
108 
Jul. 12, 2020
Staff writer at The New Yorker
Guests: Andrew Marantz
107 
Jul. 11, 2020
(just your hosts)
106 
Jul. 10, 2020
Debating the recent Harper's letter regarding so-called "cancel culture"
Guests: Alex Shephard, Jonathan Rauch
105 
Jul. 09, 2020
Discussing the recent SCOTUS cases around congressional subpoenas
Guests: Dahlia Lithwick, Leah Litman, Margaret Taylor, Marty Lederman
104 
Jul. 08, 2020
Discussing the recent SCOTUS religous freedom cases
Guests: Anna Salvatore, Marty Lederman, Thomas Berg
103 
Jul. 07, 2020
NPR Justice Department correspondent
Guests: Carrie Johnson
102 
Jul. 06, 2020
Discussing the Faithless Electors SCOTUS case
Guests: Leah Litman, Wilfred U. Codrington III
101 
Jul. 05, 2020
Discussing the Presidential daily briefings (PDB)
Guests: David Priess
100 
Jul. 04, 2020
An informal roundup of previous guests on the show
(just your hosts)
99 
Jul. 03, 2020
Vice President of Research at Pew Research Center
Guests: Claudia Deane
98 
Jul. 02, 2020
Discussing history, philosophy, speculative fiction, and the relationships among them
Guests: Ada Palmer
97 
Jul. 01, 2020
Discussing politics, economics, and conditions in Hong Kong
Guests: Alvin Cheung, Jordan Schneider
96 
Jun. 30, 2020
Writer, author, journalist; former political director of RVAT
Guests: Tim Miller
95 
Jun. 29, 2020
Discussing the recent SCOTUS abortion and unitary executive cases
Guests: Leah Litman, Marty Lederman, Scott R. Anderson
94 
Jun. 28, 2020
Lawyer, author; EFF; creator of an eponymous law
Guests: Mike Godwin
93 
Jun. 27, 2020
(just your hosts)
92 
Jun. 26, 2020
Senior Fellow, Brookings Center for Middle-East Policy; on counterterrorism and Middle East security
Guests: Dan Byman
Beyond Counterterrorism
91 
Jun. 25, 2020
Discussing misinformation, disinformation, and "active measures"
Guests: Camille François
Exposing Secondary Infektion
90 
Jun. 24, 2020
Discussing content moderation and Section 230 of the CDA
Guests: Carrie Goldberg, Jonathan Zittrain
89 
Jun. 23, 2020
Cybersecurity and information warfare expert and author of a new history of information operations
Guests: Thomas Rid
Active Measures, Washington Post
88 
Jun. 22, 2020
police accountability, elections
Guests: Adam Serwer, Julian Sanchez
87 
Jun. 21, 2020
Discussing the Lincoln Project and defeating Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box
Guests: Rick Wilson
The Lincoln Project
86 
Jun. 20, 2020
U.S. attorney appointment
Guests: Marty Lederman, Steve Vladeck
85 
Jun. 19, 2020
Discussing the history and ongoing impacts of white supremacy; the growth of white supremacy as an international phenomenon
Guests: Kathleen Belew
NPR
84 
Jun. 18, 2020
Law professor at Georgetown University, formerly a Department of Justice official
Guests: Marty Lederman
83 
Jun. 17, 2020
Executive editor of Lawfare and senior fellow at Brookings and a former NSA lawyer
Guests: Susan Hennessey
82 
Jun. 16, 2020
President and CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)
Guests: Alina Polyakova
CEPA
81 
Jun. 15, 2020
Discussing SCOTUS's bombshell LGBT employment discrimination decision
Guests: Anthony Michael Kries, Leah Litman
New York Times
80 
Jun. 14, 2020
Host of "The Gist" daily podcast; NPR contributor, editor
Guests: Mike Pesca
79 
Jun. 13, 2020
(just your hosts)
78 
Jun. 12, 2020
Discussing pandemic responses and the economic impacts of coronavirus
Guests: Catherine Rampell
77 
Jun. 11, 2020
Co-founder of the Weekly Standard and The Bulwark
Guests: Bill Kristol
76 
Jun. 10, 2020
Former Director of the Office of Public Affairs for the Department of Justice
Guests: Matthew Miller
MSN
75 
Jun. 09, 2020
Roy L. Furman Professor of Law & Leadership at Harvard Law School
Guests: Lawrence Lessig
74 
Jun. 08, 2020
Journalist and co-founder of vox.com
Guests: Matt Yglesias
Vox
73 
Jun. 07, 2020
Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution; contributing writer at The Atlantic
Guests: Jonathan Rauch
72 
Jun. 06, 2020
(just your hosts)
71 
Jun. 05, 2020
Discussing consensual voyeuristic art photography; the relevance and popularity of this technique in a world of social distancing and home quarantine
Guests: Gail Albert Halaban
WSJ, Eastman Museum
70 
Jun. 04, 2020
Legal commentator, veteran, writer; senior editor at The Dispatch; co-host of "Advisory Opinions" podcast
Guests: David French
articles
69 
Jun. 03, 2020
Discussing terrorism, influence operations, and disinformation
Guests: Clint Watts
Messing with the Enemy, CNN
68 
Jun. 02, 2020
Discussing the difficult intersection of disinformation and content moderation
Guests: Alex Stamos
67 
Jun. 01, 2020
Journalist, critic, and author; contributing editor at WIRED; co-host of "Trumpcast"
Guests: Virginia Heffernan
Trumpcast
66 
May. 31, 2020
Discussing the origins, incentives, and consequences of the ongoing epidemic of police militarization in the United States
Guests: Radley Balko
65 
May. 30, 2020
(just your hosts)
64 
May. 29, 2020
Discussing police accountability and the challenges of getting it
Guests: Barry Friedman
63 
May. 28, 2020
Discussing the President's draft order on social media
Guests: Eugene Volokh, Jack Balkin, Quinta Jurecic
executive order, Business Insider, CNET, New York Times
62 
May. 27, 2020
Senior Fellow at R Street; homeland security consultant
Guests: Paul Rosenzweig
R Street
61 
May. 26, 2020
Discussing the history and present of the Supreme Couert
Guests: John Q. Barrett
60 
May. 25, 2020
Discussing the intersection of algorithms, systemic bias, and inequalities
Guests: Surya Mattu
ProPublica, United States Artists, Aspen Ideas
59 
May. 24, 2020
Discussing the Justice Department and the problems of prosecution
Guests: Carissa Byrne Hessick
58 
May. 23, 2020
(just your hosts)
57 
May. 22, 2020
Discussing drawing, and the ongoing situation in Hong Kong
Guests: Alvin Cheung, Ben Ponte
Sketch and the City
56 
May. 21, 2020
Discussing poetry and the history of slavery and incarceration in the United States
Guests: Reginald Dwayne Betts
Poetry Foundation, NEA, NYT Magazine
55 
May. 20, 2020
Discussing films and art
Guests: Whit Stillman
54 
May. 19, 2020
A master potter and designer, focused on constant refinement of form and technique
Guests: Eric Landon
TORTUS
53 
May. 18, 2020
Discussing writing, story telling, and creativity
Guests: Thyra Heder
Fraidyzoo, How Do You Dance?
52 
May. 17, 2020
Founder and reigning monarch at TPM; historian
Guests: Josh Marshall
51 
May. 16, 2020
(just your hosts)
50 
May. 15, 2020
Discussing reporting, investigations, and collusion
Guests: Shane Harris
@War, The Watchers
49 
May. 14, 2020
Discussing Michael Flynn, Bill Barr, and all the President's lawyers
Guests: Ken White
48 
May. 13, 2020
Discussing telecommunications regulation then and now; Section 230
Guests: Tom Wheeler
47 
May. 12, 2020
Discussing the challenges facing conservatives in the wake of Trump
Guests: Tim Miller
Our Principles PAC
46 
May. 11, 2020
A dialogue with members of the new Facebook Oversight Board
Guests: Jamal Greene, John Samples, Nicolas Suzor
Business Insider
45 
May. 10, 2020
life, travel, food, weather, Kate's cowlick
Guests: Alan Rozenshtein, Hannah Neprash
44 
May. 09, 2020
(just your hosts)
43 
May. 08, 2020
Discussing digital journalism, protests, and related issues
Guests: Emily Bell
42 
May. 07, 2020
Discussing reporting and norms, life at the DoJ, and DC gallows humour
Guests: Margaret Taylor
Lawfare
41 
May. 06, 2020
Discussing big tech, media platforms, governance, and moderation
Guests: Alex Macgillivray, Evelyn Douek, Nicole Wong
40 
May. 05, 2020
Discussing medicine, quarantine, and the ongoing COVID plague
Guests: Will DeWitt
Callen-Lorde
39 
May. 04, 2020
Discussing the Supreme Court's embrace of remote oral arguments
Guests: Dahlia Lithwick, Leah Litman
NPR
38 
May. 03, 2020
Discussing bees and beekeping, and the advent of "murder hornets"
Guests: Jeff Horwitz
37 
May. 02, 2020
Professor of Information Studies; contributing editor at The Atlantic
Guests: Yascha Mounk
36 
May. 01, 2020
Discussing coronavirus, state revenue, and the Census
Guests: Seth Magaziner
35 
Apr. 30, 2020
Discussing writing, journalism, and the Department of Justice
Guests: David Plotz
34 
Apr. 29, 2020
Discussing Russia, Estonia, cybersecurity, elections, and disinformation
Guests: Toomas Hendrick Ilves
33 
Apr. 28, 2020
Discussing crime, prosecution, and the law
Guests: Preet Bharara
podcast
32 
Apr. 27, 2020
Discussing history, speculative fiction, and The Renaissance
Guests: Ada Palmer
31 
Apr. 26, 2020
Discussing politics, life, and baby cannons
Guests: Sarah Longwell, Yascha Mounk
30 
Apr. 25, 2020
(just your hosts)
29 
Apr. 24, 2020
Discussing law, impeachment, and the courts (part of Pugilism Week)
Guests: Noah Feldman
28 
Apr. 23, 2020
Discussing robots and the meaning of belonging
Guests: Kate Darling
27 
Apr. 22, 2020
Discussing government, rights, and coronovirus (part of Pugilism Week)
Guests: Randy Barnett
26 
Apr. 21, 2020
Discussing what it is like to be the target of Presidental abuse
Guests: Lisa Page, Molly Jong-Fast
25 
Apr. 20, 2020
Discussing jurisprudence and legal philosophy (part of Pugilism Week)
Guests: Orin Kerr, Scott Shapiro
24 
Apr. 19, 2020
Discussing content moderation, Section 230, and actual pugilism
Guests: Carrie Goldberg, Yorrick "YoRock" Anderson
23 
Apr. 18, 2020
Discussing coronavirus, shortages of PPE, and 3-D printing masks
(just your hosts)
22 
Apr. 17, 2020
Discussing life, economics, limericks, and public health policy
Guests: Hannah Neprash
21 
Apr. 16, 2020
Discussing presidential norms, the tyranny of Room Rater, and neighborly complaints
Guests: Dan Drezner, Maggie Feldman-Piltch
Washington Post, #NatSecGirlSquad, New York Times
20 
Apr. 15, 2020
Lawfare Managing Editor and a contributing writer for The Atlantic
Guests: Quinta Jurecic
19 
Apr. 14, 2020
Discussing online speech, and how it does or does not differ from other speech
Guests: Jillian York, Sarah Roberts
18 
Apr. 13, 2020
Discussion and critique of the Facebook oversight board
Guests: Evelyn Douek
17 
Apr. 12, 2020
Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution; contributing writer at The Atlantic
Guests: Jonathan Rauch
16 
Apr. 11, 2020
(just your hosts)
15 
Apr. 10, 2020
Stories about hospitals struggling to respond to COVID-19
Guests: Doug Bernstein
14 
Apr. 09, 2020
Discussing the challenges of principled conservative opposition to Trumpism
Guests: Kori Schake
New York Times
13 
Apr. 08, 2020
A conversation with the hosts of Slate's podcasts "Trumpcast" and "The Gist"
Guests: Mike Pesca, Virginia Heffernan
Trumpcast, The Gist
12 
Apr. 07, 2020
Discussing democracy, government leadership, surveillance and COVID-19
Guests: Alan Rozenshtein
11 
Apr. 06, 2020
Discussing what it will take to prevent an election meltdown in November
Guests: Alex Stamos, Nate Persily
10 
Apr. 05, 2020
Discussing law, life, Twitter, and the coronavirus
Guests: Dan Drezner, Scott Shapiro

Apr. 04, 2020
(just your hosts)

Apr. 03, 2020
Discussing research on how countries are handling the coronavirus
Guests: Amanda Sloat
Belfer Center

Apr. 02, 2020
Discussing how the pandemic has changed the future of higher education
Guests: Jack Balkin, Jordan Ellenberg

Apr. 01, 2020
Discussing COVID-19 in rural Montana, kayaking across the Pacific, and more
Guests: Jon Turk
Crocodiles and Ice

Mar. 31, 2020
Discussing academic career, privacy, COVID-19, and a little bit of music
Guests: Orin Kerr

Mar. 30, 2020
Discussing the problems of online harassment and abuse
Guests: Danielle Citron

Mar. 29, 2020
The origination of Mystery Guest Sundays
Guests: Cory Doctorow, Emily Hurson, Ken White, Mike Chase, Ross Garber

Mar. 28, 2020
Guests: Alex Stamos, Maggie Feldman-Piltch

Mar. 27, 2020
Talking about blogging the Supreme Court and missing the end of senior year
Guests: Anna Salvatore
High School SCOTUS

Mar. 26, 2020
Discussing issues of platform governance, sextortion, and the interaction of feminism and national security
Guests: Danielle Citron
pilot 
Mar. 25, 2020
Pilot episode
(just your hosts)