October 5, 2018

The Unhappy Deciders

Making big decisions about other people's lives can feel pretty awful. Zoe Chace followed Senator Jeff Flake as he decided to force the Senate to delay its vote on Judge Kavanaugh. Among her discoveries: Those protestors in the elevator? They aren’t the reason he did what he did. 

Mike McQuade

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.


Zoe Chace gives us a peek at what Senator Jeff Flake was up to in the days before and after deciding to delay Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation vote. Plus, a few words from retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. (24 minutes)


Jonathan Goldstein talks to Sven Berger, a juror still hung up over an assignment he served ten years ago. Jonathan is the host of Heavyweight from Gimlet Media, which just began its third season. (28 minutes)


“Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? ” by The Lovin' Spoonful