Full episode 642: The Impossible Dream Act Four It’s Our Prerogative Share a clip Transcript ByZoe Chace The government shuts down, and Flake tries to get the senate to ignore what the White House wants. Unsuccessfully. Yet he presses on. (10 minutes) Song:“Some Days” by Sturgill Simpson More in PoliticsView all 753: What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate Nov. 12, 2021 Act One: Until The Cows Come Home A state senator tries persuading his own constituents, from his own party, that the 2020 election was not stolen. (17 minutes) 740: There. I Fixed It. July 2, 2021 Act One: Catching Deer When You Wanted Lions When the United States Congress saw a problem — sex trafficking — it acted to eliminate it. 730: The Empty Chair Jan. 22, 2021 Act Three: There’s a German Word for That Ira Glass talks to journalist Jochen Bittner about a political lie from 1920s Germany and the lessons it holds for 2020s America. More by Zoe ChaceView all 678: The Wannabes July 5, 2019 Act Five: Wannabes Five Producer Zoe Chace and Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel spin through some greatest hits of their weekend in Iowa once more, and Weigel reflects on what’s about to come next in the presidential race. 678: The Wannabes July 5, 2019 Act One: Wannabes One Weigel and Zoe drop in on two candidates desperately trying to break out of the one percent. 669: Scrambling to Get Off the Ice Mar. 1, 2019 Act One: New Sheriffs in Town Jerry Nadler and other democrats in the House Judiciary Committee were anticipating their first major public appearance – and show of power – since winning back the house in November.