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Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder’s Senate confirmation was expected to take place this week, but it’s on hold. He’s faced harsh criticism from worker’s rights advocates. Interior Secretary nominee Ryan Zinke had his hearing today. Zinke is a former Navy SEAL and supports increased oil and gas drilling.

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Labor activists troubled by Labor Secretary nominee 8 MIN, 23 SEC

Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, has a history of anti-labor policies as CEO of the company that owns Hardens and Carl Jr’s. Worker’s rights advocates have been expressing concerns about his nomination.

Guests:
Jennifer Medina, New York Times (@jennymedina)

A friend to the fossil fuel industry up for post running US public lands 7 MIN, 55 SEC

Trump’s Interior Secretary nominee, Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana, had his Senate confirmation today. He says he’s a fan of conservationist Teddy Roosevelt, but he supports increased drilling and mining on public lands, and questions that climate change is man-made.

Guests:
Eric Whitney, News Director (@MTPRND)

Ahead of the Women’s March on Washington, are women united? 9 MIN, 25 SEC

Nearly 180,000 women are expected to march on Saturday, but what are they marching for? We discuss Intersectional Feminism, infighting over race and class, and the way forward for a fractured women’s movement.

Guests:
Emily Crockett, Freelance reporter (@emilycrockett)
Shikha Dalmia, Reason Foundation / The Week (@reason)

How one mom manages mood disorders with LSD microdosing 14 MIN, 49 SEC

Ayelet Waldman’s struggle with mood disorders led her to try a controversial new therapy: microdosing with LSD. We hear how that worked for her.

Guests:
Ayelet Waldman, Author (@ayeletw)

A Really Good Day

Ayelet Waldman

Best of new TV: Superheroes and Hollywood superstars on the small screen 9 MIN, 16 SEC

Our TV critics talk about Jude Law playing the young Pope on HBO; the dark historical drama starring Tom Hardy; another Marvel series, and more.

Guests:
June Thomas, Slate (@junethomas)
Alan Sepinwall, Uproxx (@sepinwall)

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