• Brian McGrory weighs in on the politics of politics, when the media should stay neutral, Charlie Baker's tearful debate response, and whales.
  • In last night's debate, Charlie Baker was asked when he last, and he responded with an anecdote about a fisherman he had met on the campaign trail. When it comes to crying and politics, it can go two ways. When Hillary Clinton choked up in 2008, many said it won her the New Hampshire primary. When Ed Muskie teared up it effectively ended his campaign. What do you think? [27:55]
  • Juliette Kayyem joins us to sound off about homeland security, and predicts that Cuba could be up next on our national conversational docket. [53:10]
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin stops by to talk about her new book The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, and her upcoming project on leaders. [1:18:10]
  • Art Caplan defends the ethics of sugary Halloween candy, stands by the Maine nurse in quarantine, and calms us down about Ebola.  [1:45:13]
  • Sue O'Connellstopped by to talk about gentrification and its effects on the gay bar scene in Boston as well as Matthew Shepard’s parents giving Wyoming a gay marriage primer. [2:05:01]
  • Finally, we check back in with you about politicians crying. Has your mind changed during the course of our show? [2:24:50]