Episode 19: Ben Jacobs

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Bob’s guest this week is political reporter Ben Jacobs, who’s been doggedly covering Kanye West’s bizarre campaign for president in The Guardian, New York Magazine, and other outlets. 

Despite having no campaign infrastructure and zero chance of victory, Kanye is paying Republican operatives to get him on state ballots and is skirting FEC deadlines to avoid disclosing whose interests he is serving. 

Ben’s been digging into this story all summer and what he’s uncovered about the shadowy operations of Kanye’s newest marketing endeavor should concern us all. Enjoy the show and please stay vigilant as this surreal election season marches on.

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