Quips, quotes, and highlights from podcasts across America 

The Week of May 21, 2021


“No one’s ever gonna call me timid. If Joe Biden is a liar, I’m gonna call him a liar. And I’m also not going to be one of these people who’s going to say, ‘Well, I’ll wait to see what President Trump’s going to do.’ I’m not going to defer to anyone.”
— Former Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), the Ruthless podcast, on running for president in 2024.


“If it’s truly for the preservation of Jewish people, it makes no sense because … you don’t keep something you’re trying to preserve all in one place — especially when that place is proven to be pretty volatile, you know? You don’t keep all your Jews in one basket.”
— Actor Seth Rogan, the WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, questioning American Jews’ support for the nation of Israel.


“I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.”
— Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, the Armchair Expert podcast, on American free speech.


“The vaccines are highly effective, good against the variants, and you don’t transmit it when you do get infected. Those three things together prompted the CDC to make that announcement. But it’s not a mandate to take your mask off.”
— Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Pod Save America podcast.


“The far-left hates Israel, and the far-left frequently trafficks in antisemitism where they despise Israel’s right to exist. They despise [Netanyahu] because he is strong and unequivocal, and to be honest, Netenyahu is more pro-America than the Democrats are.”
— Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), the Verdict with Ted Cruz podcast.


“I’ve had the revelation that I identify as nonbinary.”
— Demi Lovato, the 4D With Demi podcast.