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Chas Licciardello and Dr David Smith discuss all the stories that weren't covered in Planet America.

PEP with Chas and Dr Dave Chas Licciardello

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Chas Licciardello and Dr David Smith discuss all the stories that weren't covered in Planet America.

    WITHOUT A CLOONEY! PEP with Chas and Dr Dave AND Richard Cooke! (Ep 168, July 12)

    WITHOUT A CLOONEY! PEP with Chas and Dr Dave AND Richard Cooke! (Ep 168, July 12)

    Chas & Dr Dave & Guest PEPcaster Richard Cooke discuss How To Kill A Monster, The Mal Meninga Presidency, and Do As Dave Says Not As He Does

    0:00 - Intro
    4:08 - Gratitude (The TriPodCast/Chengdu/The PEP Audience)
    10:09 - Correspondence (Fruit Company/Young Male Voters/Nitrous Oxide/Populism/ Immunity)
    34:40 - Biden Nomination Questions
    55:09 - Biden’s Week Of Interviews
    1:28:19 - Biden Health Questions
    1:43:05 - Which Democrats Are Opposing Biden?
    1:55:35 - Clooney v Biden
    2:10:20 - Trump + Project 2025
    2:32:26 - The GOP Convention Platform
    2:47:11- RFK’s Struggles
    HOMEWORK/SHOWNOTES 
    * The Project 2025 policy article Dave recommended https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-project-2025-the-policy-substance-behind-trumps-showmanship-reveals-a-radical-plan-to-reshape-the-world-227161 
    * The article about young men moving right internationally (except for in Australia!) https://theconversation.com/australias-young-people-are-moving-to-the-left-though-young-women-are-more-progressive-than-men-reflecting-a-global-trend-222288

    • 2 hrs 59 min
    SUPREMELY SCREWED? PEP with Chas (Unleashed!) (Ep 167, July 9)

    SUPREMELY SCREWED? PEP with Chas (Unleashed!) (Ep 167, July 9)

    Chas rants about Last Week's Supreme Court Rulings, all on his lonesome!
    2:44 - SEC v Jarkesy
    17:40 - Loper Bright Enterprises v Raimondo
    38:09 - Ohio v EPA
    57:04 - Corner Post v Board of Governors
    1:07:40 - Fischer v USA
    1:26:35 - Trump v USA
    2:43:27 - Stats Nugget (Supreme Court)

    • 2 hrs 48 min
    81 AND DONE?: PEP with Chas and Guest PEPcaster Richard Cooke (Ep 166, July 8)

    81 AND DONE?: PEP with Chas and Guest PEPcaster Richard Cooke (Ep 166, July 8)

    Chas & Guest PEPcaster Richard Cooke discuss The Bedwetting Brigade, Halloween Masks for Faces and What is the Collective Noun For A Group Of Bidens?
    3:18 - Grateful For
    6:12 - Biden's Debate
    1:25:10 - Kamala Harris: The Heir Apparent
    2:07:05 - Someone Else?: The Heir Apparent
    2:27:47 - Richy Plays Talk Show Host
    2:38:40 - Odds & Ends

    SHOW NOTES/HOMEWORK
    * The RFK Debate https://twitter.com/RobertKennedyJr/status/1806462171892895808

    • 2 hrs 49 min
    BEYOND DEBATE: PEP with Chas and Guest PEPcaster Elle Hardy (Ep 165, June 28)

    BEYOND DEBATE: PEP with Chas and Guest PEPcaster Elle Hardy (Ep 165, June 28)

    Chas & Guest PEPcaster Elle Hardy discuss The Dalek of Rage, Hanging With the Jeff Cranks, and Bert Newton’s Racist Relative
    1:55 - Grateful (New Series of Fargo/ Assange Freedom)
    14:56 - Debate Reaction
    32:02 - Correspondence (WaterGate/Mormon BirthRate/CheapFakes/Biden Slogan/No Tax on Tips)
    49:30 - More on Louisiana Ten Commandments
    1:04:56 - Stats Nugget (National Debt)
    1:06:59 - Campaign Primaries (Jamaal Bowman/Lauren Boebert/Trump Disappointments)
    1:37:26 - Campaign Tidbits (Trump Execution Threats/ Dirty Pool Mail-in Ads)
    1:46:32 - Trump’s Ground Game and Charlie Kirk
    1:57:30 - The Elle Zone (Ukraine)
    2:15:35 - The Elle Zone (Catholics and Hispanics)
    2:23:27 - Chiquita Bananas Ruling
    2:29:57 - Supreme Court (Rahimi)
    2:47:30 - Biden Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Blocked
     

    • 2 hrs 58 min
    TAKING BUMP STOCK: PEP with Chas and Dr Dave (Ep 164, June 21)

    TAKING BUMP STOCK: PEP with Chas and Dr Dave (Ep 164, June 21)

    Chas & Dr Dave discuss The REAL Watergate, The Gun's Perspective, and The Benefits of a Tribe of Half-Men
    2:16 - Grateful For (Vermont’s WaterGate/MLK’s Back)
    16:10 - Correspondence (Community Service/Gooner/Lankford/Economy/Caitlin Clark/Election/IslamoFascism/Noam Chomsky)
    34:36 - Stats Nugget (Ozempic)
    35:37 - Polling Tidbits
    1:02:29 - The Campaign (Old Biden Videos/ Trump and CEOs/Biden’s Big Ad/Detroit’s Comeback/ No Tax on Tips)
    1:32:47 - Biden’s Immigration Executive Order
    1:43:05 - Southern Baptists + IVF
    1:51:54 - Louisiana Ten Commandments Law
    2:06:20 - Stats Nugget (Families)
    2:08:48 - Bump Stocks Supreme Court Case
    2:32:14 - Chas Unleashed (The Campaign - Tariffs Instead of Taxes)
    2:42:59 - Chas Unleashed (Polling Tidbits - Old People/Young People/Unlikely Voters)
    HOMEWORK/SHOW NOTES
    * For some reason Dave wanted me to put this old article of his in here, so here it is! https://www.ussc.edu.au/why-it-still-pays-to-chase-the-us-religious-vote

    • 2 hrs 59 min
    HUNTER SEASON: PEP with Chas and Dr Dave (Ep 163, June 14)

    HUNTER SEASON: PEP with Chas and Dr Dave (Ep 163, June 14)

    Chas & Dr Dave discuss Matt Gaetz’s Insatiable Work Ethic, The Alito’s Miaow, and Jesse Watters’ Parenting Advice
    2:15 - Grateful For (Jiawei Shen/Supreme Court Clean Sweep)
    10:50 - Correspondence (Trump Verdict/Jury/Ninjas/Akron/”Doctor”/MTG/Ranked Choice)
    28:35 - Hunter Biden Verdict Reaction
    57:24 - Steve Bannon v Merrick Garland Contempt-Off
    1:09:46 - Congressional Expensing & Nancy Mace
    1:15:29 - The Alito Recordings
    1:30:14 - Clarence Thomas’ Many Gifts
    1:36:10 - Stats Nugget (IVF)
    1:39:24 - Aileen Cannon + Her Calibresi Hearing
    1:54:31 - Biden’s Immigration Executive Order
    2:22:19 - Caitlin Clark Olympics Snub
    2:36:28 - Chas Unleashed (Elon vs Australia)

    HOMEWORK/SHOWNOTES
    * Sakura Killers!!! GET INTO IT! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Az9aVQyoig
    * The Caitlin Clark article Dave was referring to https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2024/06/04/caitlin-clark-chennedy-carter/ 
     

    • 2 hrs 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
666 Ratings

666 Ratings

JoeyGee2766 ,

Very informative and balanced

It may be a very long podcast but you cannot fault the knowledge and enthusiasm of this podcast. Probably one of the most balanced resources covering US politics!!

James Kam ,

One of my favourite pods

Love this show so much, got here from planet america and have ended up liking pep even more than PA. Chas and Dr Dave are always well prepared, hilarious, and informative. The roster of guest pepcasters are also all top notch (particularly Bill Wyman, love learning some obscure music facts with my regular dose of insane american politics)

. ChelsBels . ,

Must hear podcast now

Hey all love your show. Melbournian - been watching PA since day 1 when it was 5 min long. Soo interesting as a long time Kennedy and Romney family follower, all the other US pollies thoughts fun too. Dr Dave is super cool ! Great to see him on the box too this week. Some topics are a little extreme for me 😵‍💫 BUT not most. Keep it up guys. 👏

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