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We are joined by Mike Pesca, host of The Gist, and (much to his great shame), House of Strauss super fan. On today’s pod we unpack the various overlapping dramas surrounding Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker’s commencement speech. The NFL has disavowed Butker’s words. But has “the NFL” really disavowed his words? Topics include but aren’t limited to…

* Mike and I like a good hypocrite

* Is there any throughline to the social justice causes (Why is Greta Thunberg now protesting an Israeli singer’s inclusion on Eurovision?)

* The Harrison Butker media freakout

* Can fervently followed religion co-exist with the secular ideology of institutions?

* The modern issue with telling women to “be a homemaker”

* Bill Simmons succeeds because he still has takes (and others don’t)

* A take or two on Glenn Greenwald

* Mike questions me on my NBA takes over the years