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Seditious Conspiracy: Who Will Be Charged Next? (with Frank Figliuzzi)

Renato and Patti discussed the recent indictment of the Oath Keeper leader and others for seditious conspiracy in connection with the January 6th insurrection. They were joined by MSNBC National Security Analyst Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence.


January 6, 2022

Attack on the Capitol: Can We Preserve Democracy? (with Congressman Mike Quigley)

Renato and Patti discussed the January 6th attack, the Congressional investigation, and potential DOJ criminal charges. They were joined by Congressman Mike Quigley, a member of the House Intel Committee.

December 22, 2021

Omicron Outbreak: How Concerned Should We Be, And What Can We Do About It? (with Dr. Roby Bhattacharya)

Renato and Patti discuss the Omicron variant and what it means for our efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic. They were joined by Dr. Roby Bhattacharya, an infectious disease doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.

December 4, 2021

Special Episode: What Can We Learn from Donald Trump's Former Lawyer? (with Michael Cohen)

Renato and Patti were joined by Michael Cohen, who was formerly Trump's personal lawyer, and discussed his work for Trump, Trump's legal liability, the ongoing investigations against Trump, Cohen's legal cases, and much more.

September 14, 2021

Biden Vaccine Mandates: Are They Constitutional? (with Roderick Hills)

Renato discussed potential legal challenges to the Biden Administration's new measures to encourage vaccination and combat the COVID-19 pandemic. He was joined by NYU Law Professor Roderick M. Hills, Jr., who writes about and teaches constitutional law and the division of power between federal and state governments.

September 3, 2021

Supreme Court Shocker: Is Roe v. Wade Dead? (with Leah Litman)

Renato and Patti discussed the recent Supreme Court decision that allows a Texas law that prevents women from obtaining an abortion to take effect even though it violates existing legal precedent. They were joined by law professor Leah Litman, host of the Strict Scrutiny podcast.

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“On Topic” is a podcast that provides a weekly in-depth look at a topic that helps us understand the week’s news.  Our topics can’t be covered properly in a five-minute television segment or a 280-character tweet, so we bring in experts to explain the topic in a dialogue with hosts Renato Mariotti & Patti Vasquez.