We touch briefly on the looming return of the government shutdown. Then, we talk about lots of men in power who are in varying levels of trouble: Jeff Bezos, Ralph Northam, and Justin Fairfax. In our main segment, we talk about the Democratic women running for president and whether or not media coverage of them has been sexist. Included in that discussion are our thoughts on Amy Klobuchar's staffing issues. Outside of politics, Beth watched Black Mirror and Sarah talks about her mother-son book club.
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