October 5, 2018

The Unhappy Deciders

Making big decisions about other people's lives can feel pretty awful. Zoe Chace followed Senator Jeff Flake as he decided to force the Senate to delay its vote on Judge Kavanaugh. Among her discoveries: Those protestors in the elevator? They aren’t the reason he did what he did. 

Mike McQuade

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.



Host Ira Glass on the weird news vortex of the past week. (3 minutes)

Act One


Zoe Chace gives us a peek at what Senator Jeff Flake was up to in the days before and after deciding to delay Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation vote. Plus, a few words from retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. (24 minutes)