Quips, quotes, and highlights from podcasts across America 

The Week of April 2, 2021


“The filibuster stands in the way of a lot of legislation and whether or not it can be either reformed and amended or eliminated is what we will find out in next weeks. It certainly should be lifted for constitutional matters, and I would put election law matters at the top of that list.”
— Hillary Clinton, the Just Something About Her podcast.

“I don’t make any apologies at all for my effort to hold Big Tech accountable and to break them up, which is, I think, what absolutely needs to happen.”
— Sen. Josh Hawley, The Ben Domenech Podcast, on his criticism and legislation targeting tech companies.

“One place you can see Donald Trump’s influence is Georgia, where Stacey Abrams put it, ‘Republicans are responding to the big lie by actually doing what the insurrectionist sought by passing a voter suppression law that President Biden called Jim Crow in the 21st century.”
— Jon Favreau, Pod Save America, on Georgia’s new voting law.

“The mainstream press is already treating this case as something where only certain things can be said… You can only say certain things about it. That’s BS. Chauvin isn’t going to win cop of the year in anybody’s estimation. The question here is whether or not he committed murder.”
— Megyn Kelly, The Megyn Kelly Podcast, on Derek Chauvin’s trial for allegedly murdering George Floyd.

“Voter suppression does not involve long lines any more than long lines at Disneyland. Are rides now suppression? You know what voter suppression is? Voter suppression is when you don’t get to vote.”
— Ben Shapiro, The Ben Shapiro Show podcast.

“Somehow the universe took care of me. I never got #MeToo’d, I never got sexually harassed. Maybe it was because I was fat, but there are plenty of guys who like fat chicks so I have no idea.”
— Lisa Lampanelli, The Last Laugh podcast, on her career as an insult comic.