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Florida man charged with five federal crimes for sending IEDs 10 MIN, 40 SEC

Cesar Sayoc is charged with five federal crimes for allegedly sending 13 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to Democratic leaders and those who’ve criticized President Trump. More devices could be out there. Sayoc drove a white van covered with pro-Trump stickers, and pictures of those leaders with crosshairs on them. A fingerprint and DNA cracked the case.


A van with windows covered in pro-Trump and anti-Democrat stickers,
which was apprehended on October 26, 2018 during an investigation into a series
of parcel bombs, is seen in Hollywood, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2018.

Picture taken April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Geo Rodriguez

Guests:
Philip Bump, Washington Post (@pbump)

Google gave massive payouts to men accused of sexual harassment 8 MIN, 20 SEC

The New York Times reports that three high-level executives at Google were accused of sexual misconduct, but the company stayed silent about it. One of them was Andy Rubin, who created the Android mobile software. Rubin was having an affair with another Google employee, who said he forced her to perform oral sex in a hotel room in 2013. Google investigated and said her claim was credible. He denies it. Rubin left the company in 2014 -- with a $90 million exit package.

Guests:
Nitasha Tiku, Wired (@nitashatiku)

More:
How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’
Powerful Men Who Lose Their Jobs Over Harassment Can Still Get Big Payouts. But you might not know about it

In ‘The Hunter Killer,’ a female U.S. president and a moderate Russian president 13 MIN, 34 SEC

Our critics review “Suspiria,” a remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror classic; “The Hunter Killer,” starring Gerard Butler as the commander of a U.S submarine attempting to rescue a Russian president; “Border,” Sweden’s official Foreign Language entry to the Oscars; “Johnny English Strikes Again,” with Rowan Atkinson returning as the British secret agent who’s a terrible spy.

Guests:
Katie Walsh, Tribune News Servises (@katiewalshstx)
Grae Drake, Rotten Tomatoes (@graedrake)

Director Luca Guadagnino on his over-the-top remake of ‘Suspiria’ 18 MIN, 30 SEC

Luca Guadagnino’s last film, “Call Me By Your Name,” was a gay love story set in a small Italian town in the summer. It was nominated for Best Picture last year. Guadagnino followed up with “Suspiria,” a remake of the 1970s cult horror film. His remake and the original are both about a young American who discovers supernatural goings-on at her dance studio in Germany. But Guadagnino added a lot more. His version stars Tilda Swinton as the head of the dance company, with Dakota Johnson as the young American dancer new to the troupe.


Director Luca Guadagnino on the set of "Suspiria."


Tilda Swinton as Madam Blanc in "Suspiria."

Guests:
Luca Guadagnino, film director

CREDITS

A van with windows covered in pro-Trump and anti-Democrat stickers, which was apprehended on October 26, 2018 during an investigation into a series of parcel bombs, is seen in Hollywood, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2018. Picture taken April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Geo Rodriguez

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Yael Even Or
Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir
Adriana Cargill

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