We had a surprisingly involved conversation on spoons and their ilk before our recording this week. Please enjoy until we release Episode 7 next week.
With Ben Anderson we ask what's the right way to do LGBT representation and how well did Disney manage it in their update to Beauty and the Beast? Also, how can we be more aware of living and working in accessible places for people with different abilities? Finally, following last week's Irish state visit, how much do the "little things" matter when it comes to international diplomacy?
The Daily Beast: Beauty and the Beast’s Big Gay Nightmare
Polygon: Beauty and the Beast’s openly gay character is a poor tribute
Movie Pilot: Why Disney's First Gay Character In 'Beauty & The Beast' Is An Insult To LGBT People
WaPo: Ewan McGregor jokes about ‘Beauty and the Beast’ controversy: ‘There is a lot of gay sex in this cartoon’
Zach Anner and the Quest for the Rainbow Bagel
WaPo: Trump’s proverb, Paul Ryan’s ‘despicable’ pint and other St. Patrick’s Day mishaps
The Guardian: St Patrick's Day: Trump's 'Irish proverb' provokes derision on the web
The Hill: Trump appears to ignore Merkel request for handshake
BuzzFeed: This Rescue Dog Made So Many Mistakes On This Agility Course And He Looked So Happy The Whole Time
NYTimes: Populists Appear to Fall Short in Dutch Election, Amid High Turnout
With Jim Kingman, Amy and Kari ask: How should the US support trade school education? How exactly does constitutional originalism work? And how can Trump's VOICE proposal help us think about crime statistics and reporting overall?
*Apologies for the late release this week. Editing issues and life in general got in the way this time around.
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NPR: Originalism: A Primer On Scalia's Constitutional Philosophy
WaPo: Neil Gorsuch, Antonin Scalia and originalism, explained
Fortune: Thousands Want Wall Street’s Fearless Girl Statue to Become Permanent
Change.org: Make Wall Street's Fearless Girl Permanent
If you're still trying to make the case that the federal government should support the arts, try using the argument that persuaded Reid. (No, sadly it has nothing to do with Amy's ideas.)
Reid Baker guests as we discuss Calexit and wonder if secession is ever a reasonable proposal. Amy asks why conversations about privilege annoy certain people and how can we communicate more productively? Last, can we defend Trump's so far frequent use of Mar-a-Lago as president?