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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.

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

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Today's headlines: After hitting multiple islands and southwestern Florida last week, Hurricane Ian again made landfall on the coast of South Carolina over the weekend as a category 1 storm. In Cuba, where power for the entire country of 11 million people was knocked out by the storm, residents gathered to protest the lack of electricity. Russia attempted to unilaterally annex 4 regions of Ukraine, with Putin claiming that the annexations of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia this past Friday; Ukraine disagrees on the risk of Putin actually using nuclear weapons; Ukraine formally submitted its fast-tracked application for NATO membership. The Justice Department accused a couple of conspiring to provide the Russian government with medical information about U.S. soldiers and their relatives on Friday. Finally for today, Donald Trump escalated his war with none other than Mitch McConnell this weekend. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Florida begins cleanup in aftermath of Ian Reuters: Havana protests flare for second night as Cuba scrambles to turn on lights USA Today: Putin proclaims he's annexing four regions of Ukraine; U.S. slaps new sanctions on Russia: Sept. 30 recap NPR: The pope makes his strongest plea yet for an end to Russia's war on Ukraine NBC: Ukraine retakes a key city Putin claimed to have annexed. Here's why it matters. NBC: Johns Hopkins doctor and Army doctor spouse charged with conspiring to give U.S. soldiers' medical info to Russia Washington Post: Trump escalates attacks on McConnell with ‘DEATH WISH’ post   Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Friday, September 30th, 2022

Today's headlines: More news from Hurricane Ian, which turned out to be one of the worst hurricanes in America’s history, continues to pour in. After months of will she/won’t she, Ginni Thomas finally voluntarily testified to the House January 6th committee yesterday. Aileen Cannon overruled the special master Raymond Dearie’s request that Trump’s lawyers don’t have to clarify Mar-a-Lago document claims. Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration over his student loan plan. Finally for this week, The FDA has approved a new treatment for ALS. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: AP News: Floods trap many in Florida as Ian heads to South Carolina Axios: Ginni Thomas cooperative in Jan. 6 committee interview Federalist: Ginni Thomas Shuts Down Misconduct Claims In Voluntary Testimony Before J6 Panel Washington Post: Judge rules Trump lawyers don’t have to clarify Mar-a-Lago document claims AP News: GOP states sue Biden administration over student loan plan CNN: ALS drug gets FDA approval despite uncertainty about effectiveness   Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

#767 Pennsylvania And Periods

Hosts: Amanda, Alise, Ginny Hogan Topics: Awaiting a full assessment of Hurricane Ian’s destruction Marjorie Taylor Greene is back on the dating market Ginni Thomas is talking to the January 6th committee Midterms debrief 40 days out, with a focus on the Pennsylvania and Georgia governor races New data shows COVID vaccination did impact periods. Should women have been offered more information at the time? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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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