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Merchants of Death, Swaps, and Shake-ups

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Brittney Griner in a Russian jail cell

In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie discuss the Brittney Griner prisoner swap and the Twitter Files 2.0.

0:27: Brittney Griner released

9:46: New Twitter Files drop

32:43: Weekly Listener Question:

Should Libertarian candidates throw the election one way or the other in exchange for a public pledge by one of the two large-party candidates? For example, adopting an official public policy and/or naming them to a Cabinet position? Obviously, the candidate couldn’t force voters to cooperate, but with the large number of libertarians in excess of the number needed suggests that enough would go along with the scheme to make it work… and of course, no one could prove that it didn’t. Whaddya think?

42:55: Kyrsten Sinema leaves the Democratic party.

48:58: This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

Brittney Griner Has Finally Been Released,” by Emma Camp

The Brutality of Brittney Griner’s New Home,” by Emma Camp

Twitter Files: FBI, DHS Reported Tweets for Election Misinformation,” by Robby Soave

Bari Weiss Twitter Files Reveal Systematic ‘Blacklisting’ of Disfavored Content,” by Robby Soave

Sinema’s Defection from Democrats Sows Welcome Chaos Among the Political Class,” by J.D. Tuccille

Send your questions to [email protected]. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name.

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Audio production by Ian Keyser

Assistant production by Hunt Beaty

Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve

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