“If the Taliban hasn’t done anything here, given any concessions — and they haven’t; if they haven’t done anything to advance the cause of peace — and they haven’t; and they haven’t done anything to break from al Qaeda — and they haven’t; then what are you talking about? That’s the whole point of the deal.”

— Tom Joscelyn of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies on U.S. peace talks with Afghanistan,  The Dispatch Podcast.


“In America, we’ve loved Black people and Brown people when they’re entertaining us. But when they live next door, we remain a tribal society. That continues, obviously, to this day. And I don’t think it’s ever been more essential a subject as it is at this very moment.”

— Bruce Springsteen, on the Renegades: Born in the USA podcast with President Barack Obama.


“It’s a sign of how ridiculously politicized and nasty things have gotten. Here’s a suggestion: just don’t be a**holes! Treat each other as human beings, treat people with a modicum of respect.”

— Sen. Ted Cruz, the Ruthless Podcast, on the neighbor who leaked his wife’s private text messages during his “Flyin’ Ted” Cancun scandal.


“For Thanksgiving, I had to drive back home to Colorado, and literally the second as you get to Denver, it smells like weed.”

— Sciworthy’s Justin Dingman on the Science Decoded Podcast.


“It’s weird to see there are people who probably weren’t on the internet in 2013, 2014 when these hoax tweets [about athletes breaking their legs] happened all the time. So when you see ‘Tiger Woods: Car Accident, Leg Injuries,’ it’s a throwback. Obviously, that’s not the case here, but I can see the confusion.”

— Dan “Big Cat” Katz, Pardon My Take podcast, on his Barstool colleagues initially calling the Tiger Woods injury story a hoax.