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Polling data shows partisan divide over Kavanaugh 9 MIN, 12 SEC

The country has been riveted by the Kavanaugh nomination. Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake said the process is “tearing the country apart.” Polling this week suggests he may be right.

Guests:
Steve Shepard, Politico (@POLITICO_Steve)

More:
Poll: Kavanaugh opinion hardens along partisan lines

How the Kavanaugh hearing affected male sexual abuse survivors 8 MIN, 35 SEC

Sex abuse and harassment are so common that if it didn't happen to you, you likely know a survivor, even if that person hasn’t told you yet. Sometimes that person is a man. We ask how men and boys who survived sexual abuse are talking about the Kavanaugh hearing.

Guests:
Andrew Smiler, author of the book “The Masculine Self”

More:
At least 1 in 6 men have been sexually abused or assaulted

Some LA landlords are threatening to raise rents if Prop 10 passes 7 MIN, 15 SEC

Proposition 10 is on next month’s ballot. If it passes, California cities and counties will be able to expand rent control. But it’s controversial, with landlords and renters fighting over it. In LA, some landlords are apparently threatening to raise rent if Prop 10 passes. Tenant activists say this amounts to voter intimidation.

Guests:
Anna Scott, Producer, 'Press Play' (@AnnaKCRW)

The psychology behind why people do crazy things for love 14 MIN, 54 SEC

A married woman was convinced her dentist was secretly in love with her and drove him out of the country. A married man squandered his giant fortune on 3000 prostitutes because he wanted them to fall in love with him. They’re among the many patients of psychologist Frank Tallis. He tells us their stories and the mental roots of lovesickness.

Guests:
Frank Tallis, author of “The Incurable Romantic: and Other Tales of Madness and Desire”

More:
THE INCURABLE ROMANTIC And Other Tales of Madness and Desire

What are the Dodgers’ World Series chances? 6 MIN, 32 SEC

It was a long slog of a regular season, but the Dodgers won the National League West for the 6th straight year. After a tie-breaking win against the Colorado Rockies yesterday, the Dodgers clinched their division. We talk about what’s next for the Blue Crew.

Guests:
Scott Andes, LA Dodger Report

CREDITS

Book cover art for “The Incurable Romantic: and Other Tales of Madness and Desire” courtesy of Frank Tallis.

Hosts:
Madeleine Brand
Duarte Geraldino

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

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