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The protests in China.
The protests in China.
We're breaking down the protests in China and what they mean for the world. Plus, a question about mass shooting statistics and an opportunity to do some good on this Giving Tuesday. On this giving Tuesday, donate to Double Trellis Food initiative here. You can read today's podcast here, and today’s “Under the Radar” story here,  Today’s clickables: Quick hits (3:43), Today’s story (4:43), Right’s take (10:20), Left’s take (15:52), Isaac’s take (20:40), Listener question (23:51), Under the Radar (26:52), Numbers (27:36) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
28:57
November 29, 2022
The Colorado Springs shooting.
The Colorado Springs shooting.
In today's edition of Tangle, we're going to be breaking down the Colorado Springs shooting and what we know about it. We also have the news you missed over Thanksgiving, an opportunity to tell your story to Tangle readers, and a fascinating "under the radar" section. We're skipping our reader question today.  You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Holiday weekend quick hits (3:02), Today's quick hits (4:00), Today’s story (5:00), Right’s take (14:08), Left’s take (8:28), Isaac’s take (19:16), Under the Radar (25:13), Numbers (26:07), Have a nice day (26:47)  You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
28:01
November 28, 2022
A note to listeners from Isaac.
A note to listeners from Isaac.
Thanks from Isaac and the whole Tangle team.  In the spirit of giving, we ask that you share this url: www.readtangle.com/give. For every new subscriber we get through that url, we will donate $1 to either No Kid Hungry or Meals on Wheels. Help us give back! You can drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
07:06
November 23, 2022
The (new) Trump special counsel.
The (new) Trump special counsel.
We're breaking down the appoinment of another special counsel investigator to look into Trump. Plus, a question about who Democrats might try to run in 2024 (if not Biden). Find our previous coverage of the Mar-a-Lago search here, and of January 6 here. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (00:54), Today’s story (1:56), Right’s take (6:50), Left’s take (11:36), Isaac’s take (16:14), Listener question (19:56), Under the Radar (22:06), Numbers (22:50), Have a nice day (23:46) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
25:08
November 22, 2022
Nancy Pelosi steps down.
Nancy Pelosi steps down.
Nancy Pelosi steps down from her leadership position. Plus, an update on a reader question from last week about candidate funding, and an important under the radar story on the Supreme Court. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Find the AP piece about Republican infighting following the delegation of election race funds here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (1:00), Today’s story (2:14), Right’s take (11:48), Left’s take (7:00), Isaac’s take (16:38), Listener question (21:31), Under the Radar (24:00), Numbers (24:43), Have a nice day (25:22) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
26:33
November 21, 2022
The FTX collapse, explained.
The FTX collapse, explained.
We're going long on Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX, the complicated story of a Democratic mega donor and cryptocurrency exchange going belly up. Plus, a reader question about the alleged "15,000" Iranians being sentenced to death, a preview of tomorrow, and a chance to advertise in Tangle. Follow this link to advertise with Tangle! See Tangle's instagram post, among the first to debunk the "15,000 protesters executed in Iran" viral article, here. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
31:25
November 17, 2022
Trump announces presidential run.
Trump announces presidential run.
We're covering Trump's big announcement for another presidential run. Plus, we've got a new survey on how you're feeling about 2024 and an important story about the border. Do us a favor, and take this short poll. You can read today's podcast here, today's "Under the Radar" story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (1:00), Today’s story (2:14), Right’s take (13:00), Left’s take (8:15), Isaac’s take (17:50), Under the Radar (23:28), Numbers (24:18), Have a nice day (25:02) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
26:11
November 16, 2022
What the latest inflation numbers mean.
What the latest inflation numbers mean.
We're covering the latest inflation numbers and what they mean (some good news, maybe?)... plus, a question about what candidates do with leftover campaign funds and an under the radar story about Adderall. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (2:30), Today’s story (3:17), Right’s take (7:34), Left’s take (12:40), Isaac’s take (17:35), Listener question (20:06), Under the Radar (22:22), Numbers (23:14), Have a nice day (23:50) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
25:09
November 15, 2022
Democrats win the Senate.
Democrats win the Senate.
We're covering the results from the 2022 midterms, including Democrats officially taking the Senate. Plus, a question about why some results take so long to come in, and an important under the radar story about Taiwan. You can find our previous midterm coverage here. Here is a good breakdown of why voting takes so long in California. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (1:10), Today’s story (2:14), Right’s take (11:26), Left’s take (5:36), Isaac’s take (17:46), Listener question (22:48), Under the Radar (25:55), Numbers (26:44), Have a nice day (27:40) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
28:49
November 14, 2022
Everything we missed (and an update).
Everything we missed (and an update).
We're covering everything that didn't make it into the newsletter yesterday, a reader question, and Isaac's thoughts on some of the election fraud claims from the last few days. You can read today's podcast here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Read Isaac's twitter feed of election fraud claims here. You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
25:06
November 10, 2022
SPECIAL EDITION: Democrats' shocking performance.
SPECIAL EDITION: Democrats' shocking performance.
We're taking a look at Democrats suprisingly strong night, where the midterm race stands now, and what to expect in the next few days. Plus, a list of notable election results and a mea culpa on Isaac's inaccurate predictions. You can read today's podcast here. Today’s clickables: Today’s story (1:44), Right’s take (10:45), Left’s take (14:47), Isaac’s take (19:11), Notables (23:35), Quick Hits (24:45) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
27:25
November 09, 2022
It's Election Day.
It's Election Day.
We're giving our final preview and rundown of the midterms, what we're watching, and what to expect. Plus, a question about Isaac's perfect voting system. Read our full midterm primer here. Read our previous 2022 midterm coverage here. Read Isaac's piece on why you should vote here. Find your personalized sample ballot here. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (2:32), Today’s story (3:38), Right’s take (8:54), Left’s take (13:26), Isaac’s take (18:20), Listener question (21:40), Under the Radar (23:36), Numbers (24:24), Have a nice day (25:10) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
26:24
November 08, 2022
Brazil's new (old) president.
Brazil's new (old) president.
Today, we're covering the return of Lula. We also have a reader question about how to prepare for the midterms. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here (paywall), and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (1:08), Today’s story (2:04), Right’s take (11:32), Left’s take (7:12), Isaac’s take (16:18), Listener question (19:58), Under the Radar (21:34), Numbers (22:18), Have a nice day (23:02) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
24:25
November 07, 2022
SPECIAL EDITION: Yes, you should vote.
SPECIAL EDITION: Yes, you should vote.
Election day is in four days. Today, Tangle founder Isaac Saul discusses the reasons most people don't vote, and why you should. Find NPR's coverage on elections decided by a single vote here. If you're not sure what is happening in your state's midterm elections, use this site as a resource. You can read today's podcast here. You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
15:45
November 04, 2022
Affirmative action at the Supreme Court.
Affirmative action at the Supreme Court.
Today, we're covering the debate over affirmative action, and going long on the arguments for and against it. Plus, a reader question about yesterday's coverage on Paul Pelosi, and a major Justice Department sting. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (0:58), Today’s story (1:58), Right’s take (7:36), Left’s take (12:52), Isaac’s take (17:44), Listener question (24:26), Under the Radar (25:50), Numbers (26:36), Have a nice day (27:40) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
28:44
November 03, 2022
Elon Musk takes over Twitter.
Elon Musk takes over Twitter.
We're breaking down the Elon takeover of Twitter. Plus, a question about "grassroots" movements and an important reader survey about a potential new product. Interested in seeing more content from Tangle? Take a brief survey here and weigh in on new ideas we've got in the works! You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (2:38), Today’s story (3:38), Right’s take (9:00), Left’s take (13:46), Isaac’s take (18:34), Listener question (23:10), Under the Radar (25:16), Numbers (26:00), Have a nice day (26:44) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
28:07
November 01, 2022
Progressives retract letter on Ukraine.
Progressives retract letter on Ukraine.
Today, we're covering the progressives criticism of Biden's approach in Ukraine — and then the backtracking. Plus, a correction and a question about what it means to caucus with a party. Want to help us decide what we will cover next? Click here to vote! You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (2:52), Today’s story (4:00), Right’s take (12:52), Left’s take (7:42), Isaac’s take (17:43), Listener question (21:35), Under the Radar (23:37), Numbers (24:26), Have a nice day (25:14) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
26:30
October 31, 2022
The Fetterman-Oz debate.
The Fetterman-Oz debate.
Today, we're covering the John Fetterman vs. Dr. Mehmet Oz debate. Plus, a question about how I think of Tangle, and a preview of tomorrow's subscribers-only Friday edition. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here (paywalled), and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (2:12), Today’s story (3:15), Right’s take (7:50), Left’s take (12:33), Isaac’s take (17:23), Listener question (22:27), Under the Radar (24:18), Numbers (25:08), Have a nice day (25:53) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
27:02
October 27, 2022
The pandemic learning losses.
The pandemic learning losses.
Today, we're covering the results from the "Nation's Report Card," which showed significant drops in learning for fourth and eighth graders — tied to the pandemic — in both math and reading. We also have a major milestone and a reader question about Steve Bannon's sentence. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
23:16
October 26, 2022
Courts halt student debt forgiveness.
Courts halt student debt forgiveness.
We're breaking down the lawsuits that threaten Biden's student loan plan. Plus, a reader question about the Republican party platform and some very important quick hits. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (2:46), Today’s story (3:56), Right’s take (9:10), Left’s take (14:04), Isaac’s take (18:40), Listener question (21:34), Under the Radar (24:06), Numbers (25:00), Have a nice day (25:48) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
26:55
October 25, 2022
INTERVIEW: Ivan Moore on Alaska and ranked choice voting.
INTERVIEW: Ivan Moore on Alaska and ranked choice voting.
Ivan Moore is one of Alaska's top pollsters. Today, he sits down with Tangle to discuss ranked choice voting, the contentious House and Senate races, and what he expects from the midterms. You can read today's podcast here,  You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
34:34
October 20, 2022
Biden's gig economy rule.
Biden's gig economy rule.
We're covering the new rules about contractors and the gig economy, which could impact millions of workers. Plus, a question about how Isaac thinks of the "My Take" section. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (0:56), Today’s story (1:56), Right’s take (7:08), Left’s take (12:03), Isaac’s take (16:58), Listener question (22:00), Under the Radar (23:32), Numbers (24:31), Have a nice day (25:16) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
26:31
October 19, 2022
The scandal in Los Angeles.
The scandal in Los Angeles.
We're discussing the scandal in Los Angeles over a leaked audio recording of racist remarks. Plus, a question about why Biden is blamed for inflation when inflation is happening globally. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (1:16), Today’s story (2:16), Right’s take (11:05), Left’s take (6:32), Isaac’s take (15:42), Listener question (20:52), Under the Radar (23:42), Numbers (24:36), Have a nice day (25:25) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
26:34
October 18, 2022
September's troubling inflation numbers.
September's troubling inflation numbers.
We're covering the latest inflation numbers from the Labor Department, what they mean, and who has gotten most of this right. Plus, a question about Israel's Iron Dome and if it could be used in Ukraine. Read Tangle's previous coverage on inflation here. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
26:44
October 17, 2022
Biden's mass pardons. (MONDAY'S NEWSLETTER)
Biden's mass pardons. (MONDAY'S NEWSLETTER)
We're covering Biden's announcement of a wave of pardons. Plus, a question about state residency and running for office, and an update on the investigation into the Trump-Russia investigation. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (2:25), Today’s story (3:45), Right’s take (7:52), Left’s take (12:48), Isaac’s take (17:15), Listener question (22;10), Under the Radar (24:26), Numbers (25:17), Have a nice day (25:55) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
27:48
October 14, 2022
The war in Ukraine escalates.
The war in Ukraine escalates.
Today, we're covering some harrowing updates from the war in Ukraine. Plus, a question about drawing the perfect congressional map. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (1:09), Today’s story (2:28), Right’s take (7:05), Left’s take (11:56), Isaac’s take (16:55), Listener question (21:20), Under the Radar (23:32), Numbers (24:26), Have a nice day (25:02) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
26:41
October 13, 2022
The protests in Iran, explained.
The protests in Iran, explained.
We're covering the protests in Iran and what they mean for Iranians and the U.S. Plus, a question about how the Tangle team goes to work every morning. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (00:58), Today’s story (2:04), Right’s take (9:47), Left’s take (6:43), takes from Iran (13:07) Isaac’s take (16:16), Listener question (20:20), Under the Radar (23:23), Numbers (24:12), Have a nice day (24:50) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
26:01
October 12, 2022
OPEC+ announces oil cuts.
OPEC+ announces oil cuts.
We're covering the decision by OPEC+ nations to cut oil production — and what it means for gas prices and Biden's global diplomacy. Plus, a question about the likelihood of World War III. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (00:57), Today’s story (1:57), Right’s take (11:00), Left’s take (5:54), Isaac’s take (15:52), Listener question (20:28), Under the Radar (22:18), Numbers (22:57), Have a nice day (23:48) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
25:19
October 11, 2022
The Alabama gerrymandering case.
The Alabama gerrymandering case.
We're covering the voting rights cases in front of the Supreme Court. Plus, a preview of tomorrow's edition. No listener question today. Read Tangle's previous coverage on gerrymandering here. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (2:52), Today’s story (4:04), Right’s take (13:36), Left’s take (9:37), Isaac’s take (18:51), Under the Radar (23:22), Numbers (24:14), Have a nice day (25:07) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
26:29
October 06, 2022
Have an easy fast...
Have an easy fast...
We're taking the day (mostly) off in observation of Yom Kippur. To those of you observing, we wish you an easy fast.  Want to know more about Yom Kippur? Click here. Read yesterday's newsletter here, and preview one of our most popular recent Friday editions here. Help us give back! For every new reader/listener who signs up for Tangle using this link, we will donate $1 to Meals on Wheels or No Kings Hungry.  Today's clickables: Quick hits (4:18)
06:14
October 05, 2022
Ukraine's advance.
Ukraine's advance.
We're covering the latest from the war in Ukraine — including the annexations of four regions and Ukraine's advances. Plus, a question about Hurricane Ian and Ron DeSantis. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
26:27
October 04, 2022
The new Supreme Court term
The new Supreme Court term
We're covering the upcoming Supreme Court term. Also, a reader question about finding good presidential candidates and a brief note about the Brett Favre scandal. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (00:52), Today’s story (1:53), Right’s take (6:05), Left’s take (11:46), Isaac’s take (16:54), Listener question (21:06), Under the Radar (23:54), Numbers (24:44), Have a nice day (25:22) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
27:05
October 03, 2022
Some big Tangle announcements.
Some big Tangle announcements.
Today, Isaac apologizes for not answering your email, announces some changes at Tangle, and launches our charity drive. Links: Our advertising policy: https://www.readtangle.com/tangle-advertising-policy/ Advertise with Tangle: https://forms.gle/onzGakixs9k5o6pi6 Share link for charity: https://readtangle.com/give Subscribe to avoid ads: https://www.readtangle.com/membership/
14:57
September 30, 2022
Who attacked the Nord Stream pipeline?
Who attacked the Nord Stream pipeline?
Unpacking the global whodunnit. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (1:28), Today’s story (2:28), Russia?(7:31), Not Russia (10:43), US? (13:44), Not US (15:50), Isaac's take (17:21), Under the Radar (26:19), Numbers (27:16), Have a nice day (28:08) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
29:43
September 29, 2022
The Energy Independence and Security Act.
The Energy Independence and Security Act.
The controversial permitting reform bill. Plus, a question about how Isaac starts his day, and a special shoutout to three listeners! You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (2:45), Today’s story (4:15), Right’s take (13:14), Left’s take (8:12), Isaac’s take (18:02), Listener question (22:00), Under the Radar (24:01), Numbers (24:50), Have a nice day (25:40) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
26:59
September 28, 2022
Elections in Italy.
Elections in Italy.
The elections in Italy and a question about talking to people who believe in conspiracies. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (1:04), Today’s story (2:25), Right’s take (6:50), Left’s take (10:10), Takes from Italy (13:18), Isaac’s take (16:20), Listener question (19:05), Under the Radar (22:05), Numbers (22:50), Have a nice day (23:50) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
25:14
September 27, 2022
The fraud lawsuit against Trump.
The fraud lawsuit against Trump.
We're covering the New York attorney general's lawsuit into Trump. Plus, a question about food prices. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (3:14), Today’s story (4:10), Right’s take (13:30), Left’s take (8:51), Isaac’s take (18:22), Listener question (22:34), Under the Radar (24:40), Numbers (25:50), Have a nice day (26:27) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
27:30
September 26, 2022
INTERVIEW: Michael McDonald on midterms, "The Big Lie", and mail-in voting
INTERVIEW: Michael McDonald on midterms, "The Big Lie", and mail-in voting
On today's episode, we sit down with election expert Michael McDonald. Michael is the author of the new book From Pandemic to Insurrection: Voting in the 2020 Presidential Election. He also runs the website ElectProject.org and is a widely cited expert frequently seen on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and others. Today, we talk to him about his new book, where things stand on the 2022 midterms, mail-in voting, and "The Big Lie."  You can follow Michael on Twitter @ElectProject You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
01:12:42
September 25, 2022
Electoral Count Act reform.
Electoral Count Act reform.
We are covering the Electoral Count Act reforms and skipping our reader question. Plus, a preview of tomorrow and a story on the Cherokee Nation. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (0:59), Today’s story (2:52), Right’s take (8:24), Left’s take (12:28), Isaac’s take (17:04), Under the Radar (21:44), Numbers (22:33), Have a nice day (23:18). You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Today’s episode was edited by Zosha Warpeha. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
24:31
September 22, 2022
Biden says the pandemic is over.
Biden says the pandemic is over.
Plus, a question about Lindsey Graham's abortion bill. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (00:56), Today’s story (1:57), Right’s take (10:25), Left’s take (5:27), Isaac’s take (14:57), Listener question (19:38), Under the Radar (22:25), Numbers (23:22), Have a nice day (24:17) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
25:47
September 21, 2022
Lindsey Graham's abortion bill.
Lindsey Graham's abortion bill.
Lindsey Graham's abortion bill, a question about the migrants in Martha's Vineyard, and the incoming challenge to student debt cancellation. Click here for Tangle's previous coverage on abortion and Roe v. Wade. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (01:00), Today’s story (02:00), Right’s take (06:20), Left’s take (10:57), Isaac’s take (15:42), Listener question (20:02), Under the Radar (23:43), Numbers (24:26), Have a nice day (25:12) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
26:21
September 20, 2022
Martha's Vineyard migrants.
Martha's Vineyard migrants.
The Martha's Vineyard story. Plus, a question about where migrants cross the border. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (00:58), Today’s story (02:02), Right’s take (09:53), Left’s take (05:35), Isaac’s take (14:25), Listener question (19:02), Under the Radar (21:55), Numbers (22:33), Have a nice day (23:05) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
24:16
September 19, 2022
The August inflation report.
The August inflation report.
We're covering the latest inflation news. Plus, some reader feedback, a preview of tomorrow's subscribers-only newsletter, and a question about immigration judges. A reminder of the Fed's role in inflation here. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (03:00), Today’s story (03:58), Right’s take (07:12), Left’s take (11:48), Isaac’s take (16:30), Listener question (18:50), Under the Radar (21:10), Numbers (21:58), Have a nice day (22:34) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
24:07
September 15, 2022
The Pennsylvania senate race.
The Pennsylvania senate race.
The race that could decide the Senate. Plus, a question about Gov. Abbott's immigration policy. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice day” story here. Today’s clickables: Quick hits (02:00), Today’s story (03:10), Right’s take (14:45), Left’s take (10:15), Isaac’s take (19:22), Listener question (22:45), Under the Radar (25:05), Numbers (25:55), Have a nice day (26:40) You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
28:07
September 14, 2022
Ukraine's counteroffensive.
Ukraine's counteroffensive.
Happy 1 year anniversary to the Tangle Podcast! Advancing Ukrainian troops have made sudden gains with "shocking speed" in the northeastern region of the country, prompting several U.S. military experts to suggest this may be a major turning point in the war. Plus, a question about investigating political leaders. Read Tangle's previous Ukraine coverage here. Read today's "Under the Radar story here. Today's clickables: Quick hits (04:28), Story of the Day (05:39), Right's take (09:14), Left's take (13:50), Isaac's take (18:15), Listener question (21:36), Under the Radar (24:15), Numbers (25:04), Have a Nice Day (25:48) You can read today's podcast here. You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
27:25
September 13, 2022
The death of Queen Elizabeth.
The death of Queen Elizabeth.
On Thursday afternoon, Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving British monarch, died at her estate in Scotland. She was 96 years old, and had ruled for 70 years after acceding to the throne in 1952. You can read today's podcast here. You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
25:04
September 12, 2022
The situation on the border.
The situation on the border.
Over the last few months, a record number of migrant encounters at the southern border and a controversial new policy of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s has set off a wave of commentary about our immigration system. Plus, a forthcoming bill in the Senate. You can read today's podcast here. You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
27:26
September 08, 2022
Biden's speech in Philly.
Biden's speech in Philly.
The news we missed on our break, Biden's speech in Philly, and another question about Trump. You can read today's podcast here. You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
27:36
September 07, 2022
INTERVIEW: Hyrum Lewis on the myth of "Right" and "Left".
INTERVIEW: Hyrum Lewis on the myth of "Right" and "Left".
On today's episode, we sit down with Hyrum Lewis to discuss the misconceptions of political polarization. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book "The Myth of Left and Right."  In our chat, Hyrum talks about how the words "left" and "right" have become meaningless in today's political climate, and how what we are really experiencing is people self-sorting into tribes. It's a fascinating chat that will challenge your perception of American politics. You can subscribe to Tangle by clicking here or drop something in our tip jar by clicking here. Our podcast is written by Isaac Saul and produced by Trevor Eichhorn. Music for the podcast was produced by Diet 75. Our newsletter is edited by Bailey Saul, Sean Brady, Ari Weitzman, and produced in conjunction with Tangle’s social media manager Magdalena Bokowa, who also created our logo.
35:18
September 04, 2022