#017: The “Carson Follies” Episode
Hosts Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby, and special guest Jamil Smith of New Republic try their best to decipher Dr. Ben Carson’s pyramid theories and disputed technicolor Horatio Alger claims, and the social media backlash to a recent call for a kinder, gentler handling of white casualties in the decades long "war on drugs." 

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Jamil Smith

Jamil Smith

Jamil Smith is a Senior Editor at New Republic magazine, where he edits and writes features and commentary for the print magazine and its website. His work primarily focuses on race, gender, law enforcement, and sports. He also is the host of “Intersection,” a new podcast about how all the ways we identify come together.

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