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Merchants of Death, Swaps, and Shake-ups

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Brittney Griner in a Russian jail cell | Credit: Gavriil Grigorov/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom

In this week's The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie discuss the Brittney Griner prisoner swap and the Twitter Files 2.0.

0:27: Brittney Griner released

9:46: New Twitter Files drop

32:43: Weekly Listener Question:

Should Libertarian candidates throw the election one way or the other in exchange for a public pledge by one of the two large-party candidates? For example, adopting an official public policy and/or naming them to a Cabinet position? Obviously, the candidate couldn't force voters to cooperate, but with the large number of libertarians in excess of the number needed suggests that enough would go along with the scheme to make it work… and of course, no one could prove that it didn't. Whaddya think?

42:55: Kyrsten Sinema leaves the Democratic party.

48:58: This week's cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

"Brittney Griner Has Finally Been Released," by Emma Camp

"The Brutality of Brittney Griner's New Home," by Emma Camp

"Twitter Files: FBI, DHS Reported Tweets for Election Misinformation," by Robby Soave

"Bari Weiss Twitter Files Reveal Systematic 'Blacklisting' of Disfavored Content," by Robby Soave

"Sinema's Defection from Democrats Sows Welcome Chaos Among the Political Class," by J.D. Tuccille

Send your questions to roundtable@reason.com. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name.

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Audio production by Ian Keyser

Assistant production by Hunt Beaty

Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve

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Brittney Griner in a Russian jail cell | Credit: Gavriil Grigorov/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom

In this week's The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie discuss the Brittney Griner prisoner swap and the Twitter Files 2.0.

0:27: Brittney Griner released

9:46: New Twitter Files drop

32:43: Weekly Listener Question:

Should Libertarian candidates throw the election one way or the other in exchange for a public pledge by one of the two large-party candidates? For example, adopting an official public policy and/or naming them to a Cabinet position? Obviously, the candidate couldn't force voters to cooperate, but with the large number of libertarians in excess of the number needed suggests that enough would go along with the scheme to make it work… and of course, no one could prove that it didn't. Whaddya think?

42:55: Kyrsten Sinema leaves the Democratic party.

48:58: This week's cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

"Brittney Griner Has Finally Been Released," by Emma Camp

"The Brutality of Brittney Griner's New Home," by Emma Camp

"Twitter Files: FBI, DHS Reported Tweets for Election Misinformation," by Robby Soave

"Bari Weiss Twitter Files Reveal Systematic 'Blacklisting' of Disfavored Content," by Robby Soave

"Sinema's Defection from Democrats Sows Welcome Chaos Among the Political Class," by J.D. Tuccille

Send your questions to roundtable@reason.com. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name.

Today's sponsor:

  • Unfortunately, life doesn't come with a user manual. So when it's not working for you, it's normal to feel stuck. Navigating any of life's challenges can make you feel unsure, whether it's a career change, a new relationship, or becoming a parent. Therapists are trained to help you figure out the cause of challenging emotions and learn productive coping skills, which makes therapy the closest thing to a guided tour of the complex engine called you. As the world's largest therapy service, BetterHelp has matched 3 million people with professionally licensed and vetted therapists available 100 percent online. Plus, it's affordable. Just fill out a brief questionnaire to get matched with a therapist. If things aren't clicking, you can easily switch to a new therapist anytime. It couldn't be simpler. No waiting rooms. No traffic. No endless searching for the right therapist. Learn more and save 10 percent on your first month at BetterHelp.com/roundtable today.

Audio production by Ian Keyser

Assistant production by Hunt Beaty

Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve

The post Merchants of Death, Swaps, and Shake-ups appeared first on Reason.com.

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