Ron DeSantis Says, “The Left Made Me Do It”; Plus Our Oscar Preview With John Powers

Ron DeSantis Says, “The Left Made Me Do It”; Plus Our Oscar Preview With John Powers

On this episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, Chris Lehmann talks about the DeSantis book, and John Powers complains about the Academy Awards.


Ron DeSantis has written a political autobiography, The Courage to Be Free. The Nation’s DC Bureau Chief Chris Lehmann calls it “a paranoid rant disguised as campaign memoir.” Chris joins us on this episode of Start Making Sense to discuss it.

Also: Sunday is Oscar night in America and, as usual, we have a lot of complaints about the nominations. So does John Powers, critic at large on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. We talk about this year’s films we didn’t like—and some we thought were wonderful.

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