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Staying informed doesn't have to be painful. In this daily news and politics podcast presented by Betches Media and hosted by Amanda Duberman, co-hosts Sami Sage, Alise Morales, Bryan Russell Smith, Milly Tamarez, and Kaitlin Byrd run through the day’s wildest headlines with accessible analysis and commentary you will actually relate to. Daily episodes bring fact-based news delivered with humor, plus interviews with members of Congress, candidates, activists, comedians, and political experts to discuss WTF is going on and how we’re all getting through it. For constant news updates, sign up for the Sup email newsletter at betches.co/sup and follow us on Instagram at @betches_sup.

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Amanda Duberman

Amanda Duberman is currently the editorial director of the Betches Sup. She was previously an editor at HuffPost. She will always be a snowflake.

Sami Sage

Sami Sage is a cofounder and Chief Creative Officer at Betches. She’s the host of the @ Betches, Betches Sup and Morning Announcements podcasts and in her spare time likes to scroll on her phone and stare at her dogs, Bruce Bader Ginsburg and Larry David.

Alise Morales

Alise Morales is a Brooklyn-based comedian and voice actress. In addition to hosting the Betches Sup Podcast, she is the writer of the Betches Sup newsletter.

Bryan Russell Smith

Bryan Russell Smith is the Senior Video Producer at Betches. In addition to cohosting the Betches Sup, he is a writer/director and is a father to a Cavapoo named Betty.

Kaitlin Byrd

Kaitlin Byrd knows too much, thinks even more. Has infinite space in her heart for tea, breakfast for dinner, and her hometown of New York.

Milly Tamarez

Milly Tamarez is a stand-up, comedy writer, and podcaster based out of Brooklyn, New York. She has written for ABC, NPR, BuzzFeed, Reductress, MTV, BRIC, and her work has been featured on Thrillist, Vice, BET, Vulture, and Comedy Central. She is one of the creators and producers of Flexx (a satire magazine for people of color) and Diverse as Fuck Festival, a festival that highlights diversity in comedy.

Where to Start

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Today's headlines: Representative Peter Meijer became the second House Republican who voted for Trump impeachment to lose the primary. New election results have arrived out of Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Washington. Indiana Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski has died in a car accident that also killed two staffers. According to new reports, Phones of top Pentagon officials were wiped of January 6th messages. Finally, Alex Jones' lawyer accidentally sent the contents of Jones' phone revealing InfoWars' financials and texts he claimed didn't exist, while the Jan. 6 Committee Prepares to Subpoena those texts as well as other emails. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: CNN: Rep. Peter Meijer becomes second House Republican who voted for Trump impeachment to lose primary NY TImes: Live Primary Results: Last Night’s Key Races CNN: Indiana Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski dies in car accident that also killed 2 staffers Washington Post: Phones of top Pentagon officials were wiped of Jan. 6 messages Insider: Alex Jones' lawyer accidentally sent the contents of Jones' phone, revealing InfoWars' financials and texts he claimed didn't exist: Sandy Hook parents' attorney Rolling Stone: Exclusive: Jan. 6 Committee Prepares to Subpoena Alex Jones’ Texts, Emails

#734 Abortion Wins The Popularity Contest

Hosts: Amanda, Sami, Kaitlin Topics: What the resounding victory in Kansas signals for abortion rights on the ballot in November. How did the ballot initiative transcend partisan politics? Plus, the critical role of Kansas history. Debriefing on primary results from Michigan, Missouri, and Arizona. Is the Republican party about to break in half? Here’s hoping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Today's headlines: Kansas voters rejected a measure that would remove the right to an abortion from the state constitution, while a bipartisan group of senators have introduced legislation that would codify the right to an abortion into federal law. Then, The DOJ has filed its first lawsuit since Roe was overturned against a state abortion ban, Florida’s abortion plan is being challenged in new lawsuits by 7 religious leaders in the state, and the senate voted last night to pass legislation expanding health care benefits the millions of veterans. Finally, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has decided to take her trip to Taiwan against China’s wishes. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NPR: Voters in Kansas decide to keep abortion legal in the state, rejecting an amendment NY Times: Bipartisan Abortion-Rights Bill Sets Up a Midterm Debate Washington Post: Justice Dept. sues Idaho over near-total abortion ban coming Aug. 25 Washington Post: Clerics sue over Florida abortion law, saying it violates religious freedom CNN: Senate passes long-sought bill to help veterans affected by burn pits Washington Post: White House scrambles to avoid crisis amid Pelosi visit to Taiwan

Our Reviews

My favorite way to get the news

Just the vibe I need to hear troubling news in a crazy world

Informative and fun to digest

This podcast is amazing! With the news constantly being such a drag, it’s great to have a safe place to learn what’s going on, with a side of comic relief. Can’t recommend it enough!

Digestible and entertaining

I’m a news junkie and I work in media. The Sup is one of my favorites. They’re incredibly entertaining, relatable, and knowledgeable. They make news concepts digestible and reach out to a broader audience than many traditional media organizations do.

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