Episode for November 8, 2021

Maura Quint and Mike Grunwald Episode 471

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I have a great 40 minute recap of the weekend news on today’s news dump brought to you by Quip Electric ToothBrush. GetQuip.com/Standup

at 41 minutes in I welcome the great Maura Quint Maura Quint is a humor writer and activist whose work has been featured in publications such as McSweeneys and The New Yorker. She was named one of Rolling Stone’s top 25 funniest twitter accounts of 2016. When not writing comedy, Maura has worked extensively with non-profits in diverse sectors including political action campaigns, international arts collectives and health and human services organizations. She has never been officially paid to protest but did once find fifteen cents on the ground at an immigrants’ rights rally and wanted to make sure that had been disclosed. She was the co founder and executive director of TaxMarch.org 

And she recently began a new gig at the Americans for Tax Fairness campaign director


1:21 Michael Grunwald was most recently a senior staff writer for POLITICO Magazine and editor-at-large of The Agenda. He recently left to work exclusively on his new book about food and climate. 

Before joining POLITICO in November 2014, Mike was a staff writer for The Boston Globe, a national staff writer for The Washington Post and a senior national correspondent for Time magazine. He has won the George Polk Award for national reporting, the Worth Bingham Prize for investigative reporting and many other journalism honors. He is also the best-selling author of “The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era” (Simon & Schuster, 2012) and “The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise” (Simon & Schuster, 2006).

Mike lives in Miami Beach with his wife, Cristina Dominguez, an attorney; their children, Max and Lina; and their Boston terriers, Candy and Cookie.


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