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Episode 40–How Do Democrats Lose? The Southern And Northern Strategy

Can the Democrats take back the white working class? And how did they lose them in the first place? Tricky questions that we attempt to answer by looking deep into the history of the Democratic Party–which contained MLK and George Wallace at the same time–and how the Southern Strategy cost them the white working class decades… Read More »

Episode 39–Are We Poisoning Ourselves? Food and Other Addictions

Our big things trilogy might be finished, but we still found another big topic to tackle: food and various other addictions. Americans eat too much of it, and we dive deep into: why is there a political divide in food? Why do red states associate freedom with things that kill them? Is sex addiction real?… Read More »

Episode 38–How (Not) to Make It in the Media

Really and truly folks, how many podcasts could give you everything you wanted to know about the media in just one episode? I’m talking Brody’s adventures trying to make movies in Alabama, getting cast in things in Los Angeles, trying to publish books in New York, and striving to crack that ever-elusive club of bloggers… Read More »

Episode 37–Are Fossil Fuels Holding Us Back?

In the second part of our “Big Things” trilogy, we look at the biggest thing: climate crisis. After debunking the various (cough, bullshit, cough) climate change denials, we look at getting rid of fossil fuels and what that would really mean. Questions asked (and answered) include: Is climate crisis contributing to terrorism? Is it more… Read More »

Episode 36–In Defense of Teachers [The Education Episode]

In one of our best episodes yet, Brody and Michael go deep on a topic often discussed, but rarely understood: education. Questions are asked (and answered) like: why are teacher’s unions the most misunderstood organizations in America? Why are they so often scapegoated for education’s ills? Why are Charter Schools a “cure” that’s worse than… Read More »

Episode 35–What Will Obama Do Post-POTUS? And Predicting His Legacy

In our first truly “Obama Episode” we pull out our crystal ball to wonder what Obama will do after his presidency, and trying to predict how he’ll be remembered as President. Such burning questions include: Will Republicans miss torturing him? Exactly what bugs Republicans about Obamacare (their own plan)? Do Americans know we have the… Read More »

Episode 34–Do We Need a Revolution? And the Third Party Myth

In the final part of our “Sacred Cows” trilogy, we ask “Do We Need a Revolution?” and explore Bernie’s, Trump’s, Obama’s, and even Hillary’s revolutions, and wonder if things ever really change or our battles are echoes of the past. Why do some Trump fans seem okay with nuclear apocalypse? Are third parties only appealing… Read More »

Episode 33–We Need to Talk About Islam

In the middle part of our “sacred cows” trilogy, we talk about Islam in what may be our most explosive (pun intended) podcast yet. Trying to get past the phony extremes of both parties, we try to strike a middle-ground between a ridiculous outright ban of Muslims or neocon warmongering and unconvincing liberal denials that the Islamic… Read More »

Episode 32–Are Strict Constitutionalists the American Taliban?

In the first part of our “Sacred Cows” trilogy, we take on Strict Constitutionalists. [Don’t worry, we don’t mean the title literally like they’re actually as violent…discounting Ted “Zodiac Killer” Cruz and his JFK murdering papa.] We ask such burning questions as: does anyone really give a shit about the men’s Olympic events? Why do… Read More »

Episode 31–Do Hillary’s Scandals Matter? “The Passion of Hillary”

In this episode, we put Hillary on trial for her various “crimes” and see just how much people really care about Benghazi, “emailgate,” and Hillary’s failure to tip a waitress at brunch. We ponder just what exactly Republicans are hoping to find in Hillary’s emails—like a torrid affair with Joe Biden—and if people really care… Read More »