Welcome back loyal Strange Day listeners, you’re about to hear a whopper of an episode. We begin with filmmaker Jen Senko as she breaks down how the right-wing media brainwashed her father in her 2016 film, “The Brainwashing of My Dad”. Next, we got GOP strategist and ‘Never Trumper’ Rick Wilson on the line, joined by former Congressman Patrick Murphy, and stranger to the podcast, Marc Caputo of POLITICO Florida, to talk Democratic Party strategy, memo wars, and Trumplandia. Finally, we wrap with a fuego round of rapid-fire.
Sorry I’m late! I barely made it back in time for my own show, and what a strange week it’s been. Remember when Donald Trump declared war on the NFL? “Son’s of b**ches” if I recall correctly. Well, we get a player’s perspective of that debacle from none other than Super Bowl Champ Jonathan Vilma, joined by fellow UM alumni and 30-for-30 documentary filmmaker Billy Corben. Unfortunately, those pesky M&M boys (Marc Caputo and Michael Grunwald) crashed the party and joined us for quite a round of political football.
After one of the most tumultuous and historic years in American history, let’s end it on a positive note, and this episode is sure to inspire some confidence in you. First, we’ll dive into the mind of the notorious Russian leader with Steven Lee Myers, author of The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin. The lovely Chenell then addresses issues of race and policing with Michael Eric Dyson, whose new book Tears We Cannot Stop is a must-read. Finally, possibly the greatest interview I’ve had the pleasure of conducting, I speak with Khizr Khan to discuss his book, An American Family. Happy holidays my friends, and we’ll see you in the new year.