This time, John remembers the huge volume of work by legendary composer Burt Bacharach who has passed away at age 94. Then he talks about former VP Mike Pence getting subpoenaed by special counsel Mike Smith who’s investigating Trump’s role in the January 6th attack at the Capitol and the heroic response from Mitt Romney as he defended President Biden’s position on shooting down the Chinese spy balloon. Professor Corey Brettschneider then joins the show and he brings with him a former student – Fatin Abbas, author of the new book “Ghost Season”. Next listener call ins from Doug in California and Bruce in California on the death of Burt Bacharach. And finally Thea Harper returns with her Minority Report and John takes a call from Bill in New Jersey on China.