Quips, quotes, and highlights from podcasts across America 

The Week of March 26, 2021

“Rand Paul has been great. A lot of people, I mean really a lot of people have been terrific. Sarah Huckabee is going to do great in Arkansas. I think that Kristi Noem has done a terrific job. A lot of very good people, really very good people. The Republican Party is stacked!”
— Former President Donald Trump, The Truth with Lisa Boothe podcast.


“If you’re asking me, do I feel particularly comfortable that the president, the then-president of the United States could not express his views on Twitter? I don’t feel comfortable about it.”
— Sen. Bernie Sanders, The Ezra Klein Show podcast.


“There might be rare side effects that even in a study of 20 or 30,000 people may not have happened, or happened a very small number of times. But then when you start giving that vaccine to tens of millions or hundreds of millions of people, those kinds of side effects can emerge.”
— Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, the Track the Vax podcast.


“Freedom of speech is under assault, and while the other media outlets are obsessed with censoring original thought and getting smaller, we are expanding, taking on all topics. We will not be silenced or canceled.”
— Tucker Carlson, Tucker Carlson Today, on his message for his new podcast.


“I talked to Jennifer Lawrence about it. I said, ‘I feel sort of down. I feel confused. It feels heavy like now I’m this person that has this thing.’ She was like, ‘Oh yeah, just think of it like getting your Ph.D. You can still screw up. You can still make a bad movie, still be a bad actor. It doesn’t mean you’re immune to anything. It’s just like this thing happened.’”
 Actress Brie Larson, the Anna Faris is Unqualified podcast, on winning an Academy Award.


“My favorite was ‘Darth Vader.'”
– Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Ruthless podcast, on which nickname Democrats have given him that he likes most.