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    Listen: These Are The Most Poignant — And Most Ridiculous — Inauguration Moments

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    On today's episode:

    1. Today we’re breaking down the best moments from today’s inauguration and some of the more ridiculous ones with Sam Sanders, the host of NPR’s It’s Been a Minute. Warning: He’s got a lot of hot takes.

    One high point everyone seems to agree on is the performance of Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet ever:

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    But while Sam does praise Lady Gaga’s rendition of the national anthem, he and Zach Stafford have some questions about her attire:

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    Sam also breaks down what it’s going to mean to Americans to see *actual culture* return to the White House over the next four years.

    Listen for a discussion about why today’s ceremony felt so queer, and to hear Sam earnestly express his love and appreciation for the White House’s first rescue dog.

    2. It’s Inauguration Day! We’re talking about the best moments. And the best memes.

    Joe Biden got his Bible from King James himself.

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    3. Donald Trump’s final round of pardons included Lil Wayne.

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