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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

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Today's headlines: The Senate has approved the Inflation Reduction Act, a long-delayed health and climate bill, while Friday’s jobs report exceeded expectations by showing that the US economy added 528 thousand jobs in July, and unemployment is down to 3.5 percent. Then, Alex Jones was sentenced to pay an additional 42.5 million dollars in punitive damages, North Carolina announced on Friday that it plans to put AR-15 guns in every school in Madison County, and Indiana has officially become the first state to pass a new abortion ban since Roe was struck down. Finally, Hungary's Viktor Orban fired up Texas conservatives at CPAC this weekend, and President Biden is cleared to come out of isolation since he tested negative for covid yesterday. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Senate approves Inflation Reduction Act, clinching long-delayed health and climate bill CNBC: Payrolls increased 528,000 in July, much better than expected in a sign of strength for jobs market NPR: A jury tags Alex Jones with $45.2 million in punitive damages for 2 Sandy Hook parents Axios: North Carolina school district plans to put AR-15s in every school Washington Post: Abortion law in Indiana leads to fallout for state, politics BBC News: Hungary's Viktor Orban fires up Texas conservatives CNN: President Joe Biden officially cleared to emerge from isolation following rebound Covid-19 case

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Today's headlines: Alex Jones is charged $4 million in damages to two Sandy Hook parents following his defamation case. Then, the Louisville police officers that killed Breonna Taylor have been federally charged, while Brittney Griner has been found guilty of drug smuggling in Russia and sentenced to 9 years in prison. Finally, the White House has officially declared monkeypox a public health emergency. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: CNN: Jury finds Alex Jones caused $4 million in damages to two Sandy Hook parents CNN: Four current, former Louisville police officers federally charged in Breonna Taylor's death NY Times: Brittney Griner Is Sentenced to 9 Years in a Russian Penal Colony CNBC: Biden administration declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency in the U.S.

#735 The US Government Is A Mediocre Landlord

Hosts: Amanda, Alise, Milly, Rollie Williams Topics: Alex Jones gets his made-for-TV moment Who is worse for the planet, Taylor Swift or Kyrsten Sinema? Climate activist and comedian Rollie Williams joins to tell us why treehuggers are digging the Manchin-backed climate bill and how he creates humorous content around climate change 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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Be informed, not bored. Five days a week, rotating cohosts run through the wildest headlines and offer analysis and commentary that will make you actually laugh out loud.

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Your two funniest friends talking about crime. Each week, we break down a crime, cult, scam, or scheme with a healthy dose of irreverent humor.

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Bravo, Bravo, f*cking Bravo. Three times a week, we break down everything Real Housewives and more, from episode recaps to social media drama.

Morning Announcements

Every morning, Betches co-founder and host Sami Sage gives you quick daily updates with the most important info you need to know about politics and current events.

Betches Brides

With tips on how to secure the best vendors, deal with your suffocating future mother-in-law, and everything in between, we’re here for you from the moment they put a ring on it until after you walk down the aisle. 

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From breaking celebrity stories to the latest in music, movies, and TV, Pop Alarm will make you feel pop cultured in five minutes or less.

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If your idea of saving is ordering the cheapest thing on the menu and your retirement plan at this point is to marry rich, we’re here with a podcast to help you get it together.