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669: Scrambling to Get Off the Ice

669: Scrambling to Get Off the Ice

Update: 2019-03-0398
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The Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee may have to fight to protect Mueller's investigation and make his report public. Now that they’re in the majority, they have new tools they can use. Our producer Zoe Chace spent weeks behind the scenes with them as they tried out their new powers for the first time. This and other stories of people scrambling to get their footing on some challenging terrain.
Comments (19)

Michael Cliby

yo how can you not understand that anyone who had a dog would jump in for the dog! i would have a million times over and over and its sad more people wouldnt

Apr 20th
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Sophie Barton

Another boring American politics segment disguised under an interesting theme. Do yourself a favour and skip to 48:30 for the first actual story.

Mar 25th
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Emily B

I have to say, I don't get why so many people are annoyed by this woman's voice. She just sounds like a native Chicagoan, and given that's where the show is produced, I guess I'm not surprised. Maybe it's because I grew up there, but I really rather like the way she speaks.

Mar 18th
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Stephen Massey

Just goes to show that these Demos just don't get it. They've got nothing done but open more 'investigations'. Trump 2020 for sure...

Mar 6th
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Lisa Edwards

Stephen Massey For sure totally agree Stephen Massey.

Mar 23rd
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KC

This investigation is just for leverage in 2020. The Dems are going to eat each other up by then anyway.

Mar 5th
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Lisa Edwards

Patrick Weiding Haha wow wow

Mar 23rd
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Patrick Weiding

KC Haha wow

Mar 5th
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Wendy Bruder

The way that guy breaks up talking about his dog... that's what it's all about

Mar 5th
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Heather Olson

Wendy Bruder I would totally jump in to save my doggy I love this story!

May 17th
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Michael Cliby

Amy VanLue seriously! i dont understand why hes so befuddled that he would still jump in...cmon man

Apr 20th
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Katherine White

I'm sorry but I cannot listen to any segment by Zoe Chace. Her voice is so grating.

Mar 4th
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Heather Boylen

Melissa Banks sometimes I dont notice it and sometimes it is obnoxious.

Mar 19th
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Rebecca A

Katherine White In the past I have been surprised to hear anyone complain about voices on This American Life. When they did the episode on vocal fry I was surprised, it was something I had never noticed or heard about. Zoe's voice has never bothered me. That being said, there was something about this episode, her voice did bother me. You know who's voice does drive me up the wall? Jon Ronson. I was really into Beware the Jabberwock, and wanted to listen to what he had to say, but I couldn't.

Mar 18th
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669: Scrambling to Get Off the Ice

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