Quips, quotes, and highlights from podcasts across America 

The Week of June 12, 2021


“We can all call [Manchin] names all we want on Twitter, it might make us feel great, I don’t think it’ll be very effective. Primary him in West Virginia, see how that works.”
— Tommy Vietor, Pod Save America, sarcastically telling liberals that a primary campaign against Joe Manchin would be fruitless.


“Before the pandemic hit we had the best economy in 50 years, and to undo all that and raise taxes is just not something we’re going to do.”
— Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Balance of Power Podcast, on why infrastructure talks broke down.


“When you have Sinema and Manchin, you don’t have a majority.”
— Progressive podcaster Jesse Cannon, The New Abnormal Podcast.


“I actually believe there should be a major effort led by guys like [Florida Senator] Rick Scott to bring Joe Manchin into the Republican Party right now. Bring him into the Republican Party, make sure that he’s a welcome member of the Republican Party.”
— Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon, War Room Podcast.


“Nobody likes the speed limit, but it’s necessary. Nobody likes the shoulder of the road, but it’s there for a reason. My point is, [people] weren’t all that extremely funny back when they could say whatever they wanted to say. At the end of the day, there’s no cancel culture. Your job as a comedian is to please the most people with your art.”
— Comedian Kat Williams, Joe Budden Podcast, on cancel culture.


‘This phenomenon that’s swallowing the culture… it needs to end. We need to stop playing to the crowd. We need to stop being silent at the expense of being honest.”
— Former New York Times editor Bari Weiss, the Honestly podcast, on cancel culture.