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Will Obama's OC visit energize Democrats? 14 MIN, 15 SEC

Former President Obama will be in Orange County this weekend, trying to fire up Democrats. They hope to take over Congress this election cycle. To do that, they have to flip seats that Republicans currently hold -- seven of those seats are in California.

Guests:
Paul Mitchell, Political Data, Inc (@paulmitche11 )
Jenny Hamel, KCRW (@HamelKCRW)

'I Am Not a Witch' is funny, terrifying, and potent 12 MIN, 50 SEC

Our critics review “Peppermint,” starring Jennifer Garner as a woman who wakes up from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a drive-by shooting; “I Am Not a Witch,” about a young girl who’s taken to a witch camp for tourists in Zambia; “City of Joy,” a documentary on Netflix about women living in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and “The Nun,” about an investigation into the death of a nun in Romania.

Guests:
Russ Fischer, Editor-in-Chief of MoviePilot.com (@russfischer)
William Bibbiani, co-hosts the podcasts Canceled Too Soon and Critically Acclaimed. (@williambibbiani)

Tesla stock drops after its CEO went on a podcast, smoked weed, used a flamethrower 9 MIN, 11 SEC

Tesla CEO Elon Musk went on Joe Rogan’s podcast Thursday night. He smoked weed and used a flamethrower, and talked about all kinds of things: LA traffic, the end of the universe, virtual reality, why other people wouldn’t want to be him. The interview comes after Musk’s talks about privatizing Tesla. Now the company’s stock has dropped, and two senior executives are leaving.

Guests:
Ryan Mac, Reporter (@RMac18)

Silicon Valley elites invest in New Zealand as their Doomsday escape plan 8 MIN, 38 SEC

In Silicon Valley, some of the richest people are getting serious about planning for the apocalypse. Their location of choice: New Zealand. They’re investing in bunkers -- buried 11 feet underground -- among other things.

Guests:
Olivia Carville, Bloomberg

More:
The Super Rich of Silicon Valley Have a Doomsday Escape Plan

CREDITS

Elon Musk, Tesla Factory, Fremont (CA, USA) by Maurizio Pesce

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or

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