Quips, quotes, and highlights from podcasts across America 

The Week of March 4, 2021


“[Our European allies] are also prepared to join us in taking strong action as necessary against some of the other things Iran does that we don’t like. We’re a long way from getting back to where we were. We don’t know what Iran will do or won’t do.”

— Secretary of State Antony Blinken, You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton podcast.


“New York got hit hard and hit early on; the fatalities were awful and the situation was bad. But what [NY Gov. Andrew] Cuomo got credit for was holding these daily televised press conferences where it seemed like he was communicating rationally and clearly in a way that was a stark contrast to Trump.”

— Jon Favreau, Pod Save America.


“I literally don’t preach anything…Once I realized the last president p*ssed people off, I kind of liked that. So it was fun just not to say anything. I didn’t join in the lynching crowd.”

Actor Tim Allen on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast.


“[The Atlantic magazine] basically counted the number of times that the CPAC straw poll winner went on to win the GOP nomination. Going back decades, out of 20 CPAC straw polls, only four winners ultimately got the nomination.”

— Galen Druke, FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, on whether CPAC reflects the GOP.


“It’s blatantly obvious that if you have to sit around having a month and writing things on T-shirts like, ‘Girls Rule the World,’ that you don’t really think that’s true. No guy walks around in a T-shirt that says ‘Guys Rule the World,’ because they do. So they don’t feel the need to print it on a T-shirt.”

— Alice Shattuck, co-host and mother of four, Tom Shattuck’s Burn Barrel.


“I grew up reading Dr. Seuss books. You grew up reading Dr. Seuss books. Everybody grew up reading Dr. Seuss books. Did it make you more racist to read a Dr. Seuss book? Of course not, because no one is actually outraged about this.”

— Ben Shapiro, Ben Shapiro Show podcast.