NOT EVEN MAD
A JOYFUL DISAGREEMENT
Not Even Mad is a weekly 1-hour podcast dedicated to a joyful disagreement. The 3 hosts: Mike Pesca, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamie Kirchick address issues from different political perspectives, but they wear their ideologies loosely and are just as likely to disagree with established doctrine as with each other. Mike conceived this podcast as a remedy to other news and opinion shows that offer only agreeable dialogue among hosts and guests. There are no shows which offer well-rounded, informed discussions among an established set of panelists who express multiple viewpoints, allowing the listener to identify the strongest arguments as they’re being battle-tested.
HERE ARE SOME SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
mostly a moderate
Mike is the host of the podcast the Gist, the longest running daily news podcast (8+ years). He is a former sports reporter and producer for NPR, and previously worked for Slate. He is author of the book “Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History”.
largely of the Left
Virginia is a columnist for Wired, and was the host of such podcasts as Trumpcast and This Is Critical. She is the author of "Magic and Loss" and a Substack of the same name.
Generally of Center-Right
Jamie is the New York Times bestselling author of Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington and a columnist for Tablet Magazine.
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