Opening exposition: It's 2025. The world as we have known in 2020 does not exist anymore. The virus changed the world. Communism is all over the place. A global state developed, meetings are illegal, travelling is illegal, and Christianity is illegal.
Who is Q-Anon? PJ tells the surprising origin story of the Q scam, and the man who now seems to be in control of it.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Juries Season 7, Ep 21
This week, from the void: Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, prompting the usual stupid attacks from right-wing media and President Trump. Marjorie Green may well become the first QAnon-believing member of Congress, making the world even dumber. And Now: Larry King, Master Salesman. Main story: Juries, and how the system is stacked against black jurors despite it being technically illegal to do so. YouTube (21m) And Now: Jim Cramer's Fun-Time Quarantine Activity Makes You Sad. [more inside]
This week, to celebrate Alex Goldman's return from paternity leave, a Yes Yes No extravaganza. Alex takes PJ and Alex Blumberg through the internet's most encompassing conspiracy theory to date, and then Gene Demby joins us to help unpack a very different kind of conspiracy.Paris Martineau's Qanon explainer in New York MagazineParis Martineau's Reporting on Roseanne and QAnon for The OutlineBen Detrick on Bryan ColangeloThe Yes Yes No Blog