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Photo: FBI director James Comey at a press conference, New York, 2016 (Rich Girard).

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Gina Pollack

The White House’s changing Comey story 9 MIN, 18 SEC

The fallout from the James Comey firing continues to dominate the news. The White House today contradicted the narrative it presented yesterday, saying the President would have fired Comey regardless of the recommendation from his deputy attorney general.

Guests:
McKay Coppins, The Atlantic (@mckaycoppins)

Anger and fear among FBI agents after Comey firing 7 MIN, 23 SEC

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said former director James Comey enjoyed broad support within the FBI. What does this mean for the FBI’s investigation into the Russian meddling in the election? What does it mean for the relationship between the agency and the White House?

Guests:
Tim Weiner, journalist and author (@TimWeinerAuthor)

French President Macron fights back against hackers 7 MIN, 37 SEC
Russians are suspected of interfering in the recent French election. The campaign of now President-elect Emmanuel Macron was hacked. But Macron’s technology team saw it coming and launched a counteroffensive. Also, LA-based Snapchat has lost more money in the past three month that the company has made, ever.

Guests:
Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net (@xeni)

In ‘Archduke,’ young men manipulated into terrorism 14 MIN, 54 SEC

The play “Archduke” follows three men with tuberculosis and nothing left to lose. Poor and lost, these aimless youths end up involved in the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the start of World War I. You can see it now at the Mark Taper Forum. We speak with playwright Rajiv Joseph, whose previous work, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Guests:
Rajiv Joseph, Playwright (@RajivAJoseph)

California design: The View from London 7 MIN, 16 SEC

In London, a new museum exhibition depicts California as a place where hackers and hippies came together to design the future of personal liberation.

Guests:
Justin McGuirk, Writer and Curator (@justinmcguirk)

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