Letters and Politics

Will Investigator Mueller Be Fired?

On today’s show host Mitch Jeserich speaks with Republican historian and political commentator Geoffrey Kabaservice about Trump’s apparent wish to fire Robert Mueller, who is investigating foreign interference in the 2016 election. The two also speak about Jeff Sessions’ upcoming hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Then Mitch interviews statistician and journalist Ben Blatt about his book Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve. In the book, Blatt brings big data to the literary canon and attempts to answer questions such as “What are our favorite authors’ favorite words?” “Do men and women write differently?” and “Are bestsellers getting dumber over time?”

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