Don't Call it Goodbye
It has been roughly 300 years since our last podcast and for that we apologize. Summer has been working in Paris, Jonathan has a new child, and Jesse has been taking a long nap. This is an apology and explanation ...
By The FourFiftyOne
We are The FourFiftyOne, a podcast for the Resistance. Our hosts are Summer Brennan, Jesse Hirsch, and Jonathan Mann, two journalists and a musician discussing what it means to be an American in the age of Trump.
"The FourFiftyOne" takes its name from the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, set in a dystopian America where books are outlawed and any that are found are burned. The book's name comes from the assumed temperature at which paper will burst into flame.
Cocaine in the Cough Syrup
This week your hosts ask existential questions about the 451's purpose in a broad media landscape (spoiler: not a breaking news podcast!). They also discuss infighting on the left, how to pronounce covfefe (it's cuv-feffay, trust us), redistricting North Carolina, ...
Meanwhile, In Our Parallel Reality
This week our hosts talk about the monster Mike Cernovich, flipping Congressional districts, finding ways to channel our scattered political energies, and Summer's exciting book project. They also want everyone to know that Jonathan's soon-to-arrive baby will likely put the ...
Baby On the Window Ledge
This week, it's just your folksy, friendly hosts, sitting around and talking the talk. Summer, Jonathan and Jesse got together during the snowstorm to record their thoughts about affordable health care, the welfare state, the Overton window, and switching Trump ...
Never Give Up, Never Surrender
This week on The 451, hosts Summer, Jonathan and Jesse kibitz about locking down your cybersecurity, saving Congressional ethics, the ACA, jerks on Twitter, and Jesse's houseboat dreams. They also take a pause to remember that Republicans are human beings ...