Zelenskyy Goes Viral, Russia Goes Nuclear

Plus, where do the Reason editors get their news?


Reason editors Matt Welch, Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Peter Suderman discuss the world's reaction to the ongoing Russian invasion as well as what they'd like to hear in President Joe Biden's SOTU speech.

Discussed in this show:

3:23: The world reacts to Russia's invasion.

44:15: Weekly listener question: I've been an avid Reason fan for over a decade, and as a result, I now implicitly trust Reason. While I know that Reason speaks to issues from a certain point of view, I feel like I "know" the four of you and the magazine generally well enough to trust that there is no nefarious or otherwise deceptive intent behind what you provide. Which individual journalists or outlets do you all implicitly trust in this way? Obligatory mention of Peter and cocktails. Thanks.

59:41: President Biden's State of the Union

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Audio production by Ian Keyser
Assistant production by Adam Czarnecki
Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve


What are we consuming this week?

Peter Suderman

Katherine Mangu-Ward

Matt Welch