• Charlie Sennott discusses the hostage situation in Australia, recent attacks in Kabul, and continues his analysis of the Senate Torture report.
  • Joanna Weissand Jack Sullivan check in about city, state, and national politics-- covering everything from Charlie Baker's latest appointment, and the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics. [24:44]
  • Beth Daley on discusses her recent reporting on oversold and inconsistent prenatal tests which have spurred some women to choose abortions. [53:10]
  • Bob Thompson explains why It's a Wonderful Life is still a Christmas classic, weighs in on Golden Globe nominations, the end of Colbert Report, and HBO's Newsroom. [1:13:43]
  • Reverends Irene Monroeand Emmett Price discuss the ongoing protests and share their thoughts on how they should (or shouldn't) include white allies, and they continue their Pope Watch. [1:39:00]
  • When it comes to Christmas trees, are you obsessed with the scent of a fresh tree? Or do you, like our producer Will Roseliep, long for the fake version? [2:03:57]
  • Dan Pashman of WNYC's The Sporkful joins us to discuss his new book, Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious. [2:22:05]