Quips, quotes, and highlights from podcasts across America 

The Week of April 9, 2021


“If you’re a legal immigrant in New York state, do you get $15,600? I cannot think of a more deranged political move in my lifetime.”
John Podhoretz, the Commentary Magazine podcast, on New York’s plan to give one-time payments of up to $15,600 to undocumented immigrants who lost work during the pandemic.


“There is nothing more fulfilling than laying your head on the pillow at night and knowing that your actions of that day improve the health of somebody else or improve the health of tomorrow.”
CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, the CDC Foundation’s Contagious Conversations podcast.


“I hope that they come back on. I’m hoping that they put in the moderation that’s required to be on the store and come back because I think having more social networks out there is better than having less.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook, the Sway podcast, on the conservative social media site Parler.


“I’ve been anchoring for 10 plus years, and in that time the most influential anchors on our network [and] the highest-paid, are men. My bosses, my executives are men. The person who oversees CNN Dayside is a man, and my executive producer for 10 years is a man. So, I have been surrounded by a lot of men.”
CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin on Ms. Magazine‘s On The Issues With Michele Goodwin podcast.


“We’ve tried debating the Democrats in good faith, and they’re just liars. They call it ‘Jim Crow on steroids,’ and they don’t have to do anything to justify that. So at some point as a Republican, as a conservative, you have to realize we’re not in a debate, we’re in a war.”
Michael Duncan, GOP strategist and co-host of The Ruthless podcast.


“Biden and his administration have adopted an idea of bipartisanship that is very polling driven. They say that because their initiatives have a chunk of Republican and independent support behind them, that they are bipartisan, even though they have not gotten and are unlikely to get any support from Republican lawmakers.”
Statistician Nate Silver on the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast.


“It doesn’t matter whether you’re White, Black, or the vice president’s son. You just made all the wrong decisions. You didn’t make one right decision. Not one. And on top of that, man, you’ve mistaken Parmesan cheese for crack. You can’t do anything right!”
Kevin Hodge, the Hodgetwins podcast, on Hunter Biden’s admission about drug use in his new book.