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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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Our Hosts

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, Morning Announcements, and Diet Starts Tomorrow 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

#576 Bannon In Shackles

Alise, Kaitlin, and Amanda share a shocking update on the Zebras on the run in Maryland. Then they break down what you should know about the House’s investigation into the Capitol attacks and attempts to hold Trump allies in contempt. They connect this to other Democratic efforts in Congress and debate whether voting rights ought to get more attention. Is Joe Manchin getting closer to supporting the voter protections we need? Finally, they break down what it will take to get Steve Bannon in shackles.

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Yesterday the FDA finally approved both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots. On Tuesday night, the January 6th bipartisan House committee voted unanimously in favor of contempt-of-Congress charges against Steve Bannon. Moving to our next story, Republicans in the Senate unanimously blocked yet another piece of voting rights legislation called the Freedom to Vote Act. Meanwhile, Manchin has reportedly told associates that he is considering leaving the Democratic Party if they don’t agree to his demands to cut the infrastructure bill. Then, we cover some murder stories before closing with the Netflix employee walkout over Dave Chapelle's transgender comments in his comedy special. Resources/Articles mentioned in this episode: Washington Post: "FDA authorizes Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters and says people can get a shot different from their original dose" Reuters: "U.S. House committee backs contempt charge against Trump aide Bannon" NY Times: "Senate Republicans Block Voting Rights Bill, Leaving Its Fate in Doubt" Mother Jones: "Manchin Tells Associates He’s Considering Leaving the Democratic Party and Has an Exit Plan" CBS News: "Manslaughter conviction of 21-year-old Oklahoma woman who suffered miscarriage sparks outcry" Washington Post: "Gunman in Parkland school shooting pleads guilty to murdering 17 people" NPR: "Potential human remains and items belonging to Brian Laundrie are found in Florida" AP News: "Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; ‘Trans lives matter’"

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Last night, The January 6th insurrection committee voted to prosecute Steve Bannon for criminal contempt. Next, we move to a story about a Miami school that is telling vaccinated kids to stay home for 30 days after their shot, before moving over to the Secretary of Homeland Security's recent COVID test results. Finally, we cover the governor’s race in Virginia between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin. Resources/Articles mentioned in this episode: CNN: "Miami private school makes bogus claims about vaccines while ordering pupils who get a shot to stay home for 30 days" NBC News: "Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tests positive for Covid" NBC Washington: "Taylor Swift, Glenn Youngkin and the Race for Virginia Governor Explained" AP News: "LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to undergo psychiatric exam"

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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Betches Co-Founders Aleen Dreksler, Jordana Abraham, and Sami Sage are taking you on the journey of how Betches came to be and inside the minds of the women who created it. From their awkward middle school years to founding Betches and beyond, get to know the women who've been making us laugh since 2011.

U Up?

From interpreting dating app messages and weird sexual encounters, to defining the relationship and everything in between, we’re here to make sure you don’t die alone. 

Diet Starts Tomorrow
Diet Starts Tomorrow

In a world where “wellness” looks perfect on Instagram but feels anything but in real life, Diet Starts Tomorrow explores the psychological and emotional sides of wellbeing, from people who understand the struggle.

Betches Moms

Get ready to lock yourself in the bathroom (or wherever else you hide from your kids) and listen to this podcast. Because you’ll literally never be alone again.

The Betchelor

We’re here to say all the things you're screaming at your TV while watching The Bachelor—because that finale dress was disgusting!

Betches Sup

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.

Not Another True Crime

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.

Mention It All

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. 

Afternoon Tea

Your weekly dose of the political therapy we all desperately need right now!

Pop Alarm
Pop Alarm

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.

Money Please

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.