Pelosi Takes Speaker Of The House, Victoria’s Secret Brand Losing Steam, New Children’s Book Presents A Challenging Alphabet

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a town hall-style meeting, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at the Cambridge Public Library, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

House Democrats voted 203-32 to nominate Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the new Speaker of the House. We discuss the results with a political scientist. And the Victoria’s Secret fashion show airs this weekend, but enthusiasm for the brand seems to be waning. We explore what’s behind the decline. We also take a look at a new children’s book that introduces a wider variety of words than your typical alphabet book.

Featured in this Show

  • Results of Democratic House Leadership Votes and Nancy Pelosi

    The new Democratic House of Representatives majority met yesterday to vote on leadership. We discuss the results with a political scientist and find out how the opposition to Nancy Pelosi played out.

  • Where Does Victoria's Secret Stand In 2018?

    The “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” airs Dec. 2, but enthusiasm for the media spectacle — and the brand, in general — isn’t what it used to be. We look at why the company is losing out to brands that promote comfort over sexiness, and explore how its image squares with women in 2018.

  • New Alphabet Book Features Sneaky Words

    A is for apple, B is for bicycle, and C is for… czar? A new book explores the sneakiest, most frustrating words in the English language. Hear about gnocchi-eating gnomes, gift-wrapping wrens, and more. Then share your favorite children’s book and what made it special.

Episode Credits

  • John Munson Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Alisa Von Hagel Guest
  • Tariro Mzezewa Guest
  • Raj Haldar Guest
  • Chris Carpenter Guest

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