Hillary Clinton Is A Robot Who Loves “The Good Wife,” And Other Things We Learned From “Another Round”

The lovely ladies of Buzzfeed’s Another Round podcast, Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton, had the incredible privilege of sitting down with former Secretary of State and current Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in Davenport, Iowa. This seems to be the latest stop in Clinton’s likability campaign, coming on the heels of her appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” where she played Val the bartender opposite Kate McKinnon’s manic and glittering Hillary impersonation. The Hillary on “SNL” is friendly and sarcastic, a little weary, but ready to fight — especially for the young, hip, progressive voters currently on board with Bernie Sanders. Also, she loves “The Good Wife,” just like you!

Heben and Tracy are consistently hilarious, smart and relatable, and they weathered Clinton’s mix of seasoned politician-speak and real talk with panache. Clinton, to her credit, played along with the following line of questioning, which was my favorite part of the interview, hands down:

HILLARY CLINTON: You guys are the first to realize that I’m really not even a human being. I was constructed in a garage in Palo Alto a very long time ago. People think that, you know, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, they created it. Oh no. I mean, a man whose name shall remain nameless created me in his garage.

ANOTHER ROUND: Are there more of you?

HILLARY CLINTON: I thought he threw away the plans, at least that’s what he told me when he programmed me — that there would be no more. I’ve seen more people that kind of don’t sweat, and other things, that make me think maybe they are part of the new race that he created: the robot race.

ANOTHER ROUND: So there’s a cyborg army is what you’re saying.

HILLARY CLINTON: But you have to cut this, you can’t tell anybody this. I don’t want anybody to know this. This has been a secret until here we are in Davenport, Iowa, and I’m just spillin’ my electronic guts to you.

That answers that! Lest you think that the whole thing was just jokes on jokes, here’s Clinton responding to hard-hitting questions about the Black Lives Matter movement:

And Clinton, who has the great potential to become our country’s first female President, also spoke about rampant sexism in Washington:

The whole interview is worth your time, so go forth and listen. You’ll be glad you did. [Soundcloud]