Our second-ever episode starts big with a backgrounder and discussion on NATO, its relationship to Monty Python, and an interview with former NATO and DOD official Mark Jacobson. Why was NATO created? What is its relevance today? And does Vladimir Putin dance? All will be answered and more. Then it’s off to Foggy Bottom for a deeeeep dive on the impact a lack of political appointees at the State Department can have on policymaking. Then it’s around the room for the best twitter tweets you aren’t following yet.