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Allen McDuffee of The Atlantic hosts a weekly podcast on power, politics and ideas. Read more of his reporting and learn more about this podcast at governmentality

Dec 19, 2017

The case of Harvey Weinstein and his sexual abuse of women opened the floodgates for the similar revelations in media, entertainment and politics that continue to fill the daily news. And while the reckoning of workplace harassment and assault is certainly a welcome development, there are still some larger political, social and cultural questions that remain unanswered.

On this episode, I talk to Josephine Livingstone, staff culture writer at The New Republic about a path forward for feminism since the Weinstein investigation and the #MeToo movement. And, in the book chat, I’ll speak with Cornell University philosophy professor Kate Manne about her new book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.

Guests:

Josephine Livingstone is staff culture writer at The New Republic. Follow her on Twitter: @Jo_Livingstone.

Kate Manne is assistant professor of philosophy at Cornell University and the author of Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny. Follow her on Twitter: @kate_manne.

Discussed on the show:

Livingstone's "So You Married Your Flirty Boss"

Livingstone's "The Task Ahead for Feminism"

Manne's Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny

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The governmentality podcast was produced and edited by Michele Zipkin. The show’s music was composed and performed by Jeremy Carlstedt.

Dec 12, 2017

Before Donald Trump even took office, some of his most vocal detractors were already calling for impeachment. But after nearly a year of political, moral and legal controversies, that number has grown — with several polls showing that as many as half of Americans believe President Trump should be impeached. And that sentiment has been amplified by calls from Capitol Hill and a massive ad campaign by one billionaire — all who want Trump out of the Oval Office.

On this episode, I talk to Jim Newell, staff writer for Slate about the growth in impeachment rhetoric and how Democratic leaders are attempting to tamp that down. And, in the book chat, I’ll speak with Harvard Law School professor Cass Sunstein about his new book, Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide.

Note: Since my interview with Jim Newell, Rep. Al Green has put an impeachment resolution on the House floor for a vote. It failed by a 364-58 vote.  

Guests:

Jim Newell is a staff writer at Slate covering Congress. His feature article, "Ixnay on Impeachmentay," covers the effort by Democratic leaders to tamp down on impeachment rhetoric within their own party. Follow him on Twitter: @jim_newell.

Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School and the author of Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide. Follow him on Twitter: @CassSunstein.

Discussed on the show:

Rep. Al Green calling for the impeachment of Donald Trump. 

Ezra Klein's recent story: "The case for normalizing impeachment"

Follow governmentality:

You can subscribe to the governmentality podcast in iTunesGoogle PlaySoundCloudBlubrryStitcher, or anywhere else podcasts are found.

Please take a moment to rate and review the show wherever you listen to podcasts—it really does help others discover our show.

The governmentality podcast was produced and edited by Michele Zipkin. The show’s music was composed and performed by Jeremy Carlstedt.

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