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The Scramble: Millennials in the Cycle of Trump

Mar 7, 2016

Steve Almond says he's rooting for Donald Trump to win the nomination, even though he doesn't want him to be our next president. He says the GOP has been riling up their base voters for so long, it's no surprise that Trump is now overtly channeling all the "racist and nativist rhetoric" that has been covertly promoted by the party for decades.  

Next, Almond says Samantha Bee shares the fearlessness and moral outrage of Jon Stewart, her old boss and host of The Daily Show. She represents the defiance of second-wave feminists in that she doesn't want to join the boys club. She wants to burn it down. So, why didn't she get Stewart's job when he left?

Also this hour, Millennials are the most connected generation ever, and their connectivity is influencing the presidential race in significant ways. They have access to more information than any previous generation. They know how to find the facts, and hold a candidate's feet to the fire, yet they're not necessarily taking advantage of the richness at their fingertips. 

GUESTS:

  • Steve Almond - Author of Candyfreak and Against Football: A Reluctant Manifesto; co-host of of the Dear Sugar Radio with Cheryl Strayed 
  • John Pettus - Founder and CEO of social media platform Fiskkit.com
  • Bruce Tulgan - Founder/Chairman of Rainmaker Thinking, and author of Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millennials

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Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan, Chion Wolf, and Greg Hill contributed to this show.