This past year the cast seems to have improved, with the exception of the sacharine pat-on-the-back anniversary edition. Boring. Sorry.
With Emily's settling down and, thankfully, lack of shrieking, I fine her the better commenr of the three. She is unfailngly prepared, cogent, moderate, empathetic, and brief. Maybe her teachiung experience at Yale has helped her as a podcast commenter.
With one exception, they notably shy away from discussing Israel. Why? For the 6/11/21 show, how could they NOT comment on the Israel transition of power? What about the attempts to de-legitimize and criminalize the BDS movement? Is "apartheid" an appropriate label for what is happening over there? Come on guys.