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Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity in the mix. #StirThePot #Resist #p2 #progressiveChristian #Exvangelical

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Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity in the mix. #StirThePot #Resist #p2 #progressiveChristian #Exvangelical

    70 - Resist

    70 - Resist

    Potstirrer Podcast is back! In the first regular episode of 2020, Jaye discusses the acquittal of Donald Trump in the US Senate removal trial, after being impeached by the House of Representatives. What does Trump's acquittal mean for democracy, the rule of law, and America's future?
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    Source Material:
    https://www.ancient.eu/Roman_Empire/
    http://www.softschools.com/timelines/roman_empire/timeline_9/
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/05/opinion/trump-senate-acquittal-impeachment.html
    https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2011/sect04.html
    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-admin-disability-benefit-changes-harmful-letter-signed-more-100-lawmakers-1484427
    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/10/trump-holdings-conflict-of-interest/503333/
    https://www.npr.org/2019/08/05/747013608/trumps-impact-on-federal-courts-judicial-nominees-by-the-numbers
    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/night-of-the-long-knives
    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/background-and-overview-of-the-nazi-party-nsdap
    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-night-of-the-long-knives
    https://wqad.com/2020/02/08/firing-of-house-impeachment-witnesses-raises-questions-over-us-ukraine-policy/
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/07/alexander-vindman-fired-trump-impeachment-white-house
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51408704
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/05/mitt-romney-trump-impeachment-vote-republicans-reaction
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/10/mitt-romney-matt-schlapp-cpac-physical-safety
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/kellyanne-conway-vindman-sondland-trump-ousters
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/02/06/gop-claimed-it-was-incensed-schiffs-head-pike-comment-now-trump-is-out-revenge/
    https://www.businessinsider.com/the-lone-german-man-who-refused-to-give-hitler-the-nazi-salute-2015-6
    http://www.fasena.de/courage/english/index.htm
    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
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    http://jonathanbiegen.com
    Eyes of Glory composed by Aakash Gandhi
    End of the Era composed by Kevin MacLeod
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    Unknown Longing composed by Asher Fulero

    • 41 min
    69 - Best of 2019

    69 - Best of 2019

    In the final episode of 2019, Chuckles joins Jaye for a countdown and discussion of the most downloaded episodes of 2019. They also talk about the 2020 presidential election, including the Trump impeachment, predictions for the Democratic nomination, and if Trump will be re-elected.
    NOTE: Potstirrer Podcast will be on break in the month of January, to prepare for the 2020 election cycle, but will be back in early February!
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    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
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    • 45 min
    68 - War on Christmas 2019

    68 - War on Christmas 2019

    In the third annual Potstirrer Podcast War on Christmas Special, Jaye discusses the pre-Christian origins of several Christmas traditions, including the twelve days of Christmas, Yule logs, Santa Claus and more. How did the Christmas holiday develop over time? And, if Christmas isn't purely "Christian," what are evangelicals waging the "War on Christmas" truly fighting for?
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    Source Texts and Links:
    Jackson, Sophie. 2013. The Medieval Christmas. Cheltenham, UK: The History Press.
    https://www.ucg.org/the-good-news/biblical-evidence-shows-jesus-christ-wasnt-born-on-dec-25
    https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas
    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/89707/origins-12-christmas-traditions
    https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/whenchristmasiscelebrated.shtml
    https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/orthodox-christmas-day
    https://www.professorshouse.com/yule/
    https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-rome/saturnalia
    https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/25th.shtml
    https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/jesus-historical-jesus/how-december-25-became-christmas/
    https://www.infoplease.com/calendar-holidays/major-holidays/origins-christmas-holiday
    https://www.historyhit.com/the-growth-of-christianity-in-the-roman-empire/
    https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Holy_Roman_Empire
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Christmas
    https://www.livius.org/articles/place/myra-demre/myra-church-of-the-tomb-of-st-nicholas/
    https://www.stnicholascenter.org/who-is-st-nicholas/patron-saint
    https://www.history.com/news/dont-forget-santas-cookies-and-milk-the-history-of-a-popular-christmas-tradition
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/12/131219-santa-claus-origin-history-christmas-facts-st-nicholas/
    https://newengland.com/today/living/new-england-history/how-the-puritans-banned-christmas/
    https://www.politicalresearch.org/2016/08/18/dominionism-rising-a-theocratic-movement-hiding-in-plain-sight
    https://www.politicalresearch.org/1992/12/01/theocracy-and-white-supremacy-behind-the-culture-war-to-restore-traditional-values
    https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2018/03/14/the-us-will-become-minority-white-in-2045-census-projects/
    Music:
    Christmas Homecoming composed by Aaron Kenny
    Carol Of the Bells composed by Audionautix
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    Deck the Halls B composed Kevin MacLeod
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    Viking composed by Aakash Gandhi
    Yonder Hill and Dale composed by Aaron Kenny
    Parzival composed by William Rosati
    Shesh Pesh composed by JR Tundra
    Achaidh Cheide composed by Kevin MacLeod
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    At the Foot of the Sphinx composed by Twin Musicom
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    • 38 min
    67 - America's Drug War, Part 5: Legalize It

    67 - America's Drug War, Part 5: Legalize It

    CONTENT WARNING - This episode includes discussion of mature themes, including illicit drug use, prescription drug abuse, and both legal and illicit drug addiction. Listener discretion is advised.
    In the final installment of America's Drug War, Jaye discusses recent trends in the American drug landscape, including cannabis decriminalization and legalization in several US states, and the opioid epidemic sweeping suburbs and rural areas. How did the War on Drugs, particularly its focus on the "usual suspects," lead to the opioid crisis? Will cannabis be legalized on a federal level, and should harder drugs also be legalized?
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    Source Texts and Links:
    Hari, Johann. 2016. Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. New York: Bloomsbury.
    Temple, John. 2015. American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America’s Deadliest Drug Epidemic. Guilford, CT: Rowman & Littlefield.
    https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/four-decades-counting-continued-failure-war-drugs
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/08/29/this-is-unprecedented-174-heroin-overdoses-in-6-days-in-cincinnati/
    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/07/27/cincinnati-area-had-24-overdoses-24-hours/1846992001/
    https://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/historical-timeline/#2016-present
    https://www.newsweek.com/state-local-governments-trying-make-cannabis-industry-less-racist-1466077
    https://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews/aba-news-archives/2014/03/conflicting_statean/
    https://www.dualdiagnosis.org/infographics/history-of-the-opioid-epidemic/
    https://avalere.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Avalere-20181030-Opioid-Trends-Brief-FINAL.pdf
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5993682/
    https://www.medpagetoday.com/painmanagement/painmanagement/80054
    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6025116-Opioidsuit.html#document/p2/a502790
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02686-2
    https://www.poison.org/articles/opioid-epidemic-history-and-prescribing-patterns-182
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/27/nyregion/brooklyn-opioid-investigation.html
    https://www.nprillinois.org/post/why-opioid-epidemic-hitting-rural-america-especially-hard#stream/0
    https://www.cnbc.com/id/18591525
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/ending-addiction-good/201408/marijuana-the-gateway-drug-myth
    https://today.law.harvard.edu/feature/war-drugs-succeeding/
    https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/alcohol-facts-and-statistics
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    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
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    Brigade composed by TrackTribe
    Spark composed by ALBIS
    Destination Unknown composed by Ugonna Onyekwe
    Sunny Over the Horizon composed by RAGE

    • 53 min
    66 - America's Drug War, Part 4: DARE to Just Say No

    66 - America's Drug War, Part 4: DARE to Just Say No

    CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses mature themes, including detailed discussion of illicit drug use. Listener discretion is advised.
    In the penultimate installment of America's Drug War, President Ronald Reagan and his successors take the mantle of drug warrior in the 1980s and 1990s. Jaye discusses campaigns and programs designed to reduce drug use in children, such as Just Say No and DARE, as well as the crack epidemic of the 80s, and the shift to punitive measures that the federal government took to win the War on Drugs. Were these efforts successful - and what did "success" truly mean?
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    Source Links:
    Detroit Blue Pigs - Fight The Crime (1986): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkAy_hvhLCY
    http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/23337/dpd_officer_blue_pigs_co-founder_retires
    https://www.adweek.com/creativity/these-shameless-cocaine-ads-prove-70s-were-hell-time-be-alive-166927/
    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2007/11/reagans-race-record/46875/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2672328/
    https://www.history.com/topics/1980s/just-say-no
    http://www.drugpolicy.org/issues/brief-history-drug-war
    CNN: 1986: Nancy Reagan's 'Just say no' campaign: https://youtu.be/lQXgVM30mIY
    https://timeline.com/ronald-nancy-reagan-war-on-drugs-crack-baby-just-say-no-cia-communism-racial-injustice-fcfeadb3548d
    https://theweek.com/articles/495031/daryl-gates-19262010
    https://dare.org/about/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448384/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2672328/
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2000/01/20/the-dare-program-and-a-parents-concerns/f7aceab4-7596-4cfe-8e00-5d736676204d/
    http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/library/dare4.htm
    https://www.hrw.org/legacy/reports/1996/killer2.htm
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-opioid-epidemic-dahleen-glanton-met-20170815-column.html
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/crack-epidemic
    https://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/089533004773563485
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/10/04/conspiracy-theories-can-often-ring-true/3960d4c5-593e-4b4d-b3c9-a2f9f4148c9d/
    https://uproxx.com/hiphop/snowfall-1980s-crack-epidemic/
    https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/p16_sum.pdf
    https://www.aclu.org/other/cracks-system-20-years-unjust-federal-crack-cocaine-law
    https://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs6/6445/6445p.pdf
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/21/863
    https://thecannabisindustry.org/member-blog-little-known-critical-exception-federal-paraphernalia-laws/
    https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s13524-017-0611-1?author_access_token=jXD6ohexE1c1ur2WRWhpkfe4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY4uMYrYNkMZx9I1WjnbPAWM-g13AQlmw4x8-VaL1oT3wS1z7bR6McpJuw6uJspKuwHQtTd1alIFBkHajdo4QVT1CPUCL7C_5xQhC8-ZXzjA6g%3D%3D
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    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
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    Miami composed by Dan Mason
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    Lagos composed by Quincas Moriera
    Pop Killer composed by The Mini Vandals
    It Was a Fine Day composed by South London HiFi
    Aurora Currents composed by Ashley Fulero
    Sweet Tides composed by LATASHA

    • 49 min
    65 - America's Drug War, Part 3: Laws Made for Breaking

    65 - America's Drug War, Part 3: Laws Made for Breaking

    CONTENT WARNING - The following episode discusses mature themes, including illicit drug use and political assassinations. Listener discretion is advised.
    In the third installment of America's War on Drugs, Richard Nixon makes good on his second chance at becoming president of the United States in 1968, instituting his "law and order" policies during his president, chief among them sweeping anti-drug policy. These policies concentrated mostly on cannabis and opiates such as heroin, but also overhauled the way the federal government addressed drugs. Jaye provides context to the America of the 1960s, and discusses Nixon's War on Drugs as key to his crusade to end the social and political change the 1960s represented.
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    Source Links:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_9OJnRnZjU&t=55s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEdtwQ8OguY
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/11/05/law-order-campaign-that-won-richard-nixon-white-house-years-ago/
    https://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/kennedy-nixon-debates
    https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2010/11/15/does-television-affect-how-we-elect-presidents/
    https://www.hrc.org/blog/flashbackfriday-today-in-1973-the-apa-removed-homosexuality-from-list-of-me
    https://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/cuban-missile-crisis
    https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2018/05/no-final-victories-lessons-president-nixons-drug-abuse-initiatives/
    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/03/the-war-on-drugs-how-president-nixon-tied-addiction-to-crime/254319/
    https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED052395.pdf
    https://www.dea.gov/drug-scheduling
    https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2018-07/1970-1975%20p%2030-39.pdf
    https://cdn.nixonlibrary.org/01/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/16155628/TV-Address-on-the-War-Against-Drugs-1.pdf
    https://harpers.org/archive/2016/04/legalize-it-all/
    https://www.vox.com/2016/3/22/11278760/war-on-drugs-racism-nixon
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/eriksherman/2016/03/23/nixons-drug-war-an-excuse-to-lock-up-blacks-and-protesters-continues/#131783fc42c8
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    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
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    Bad F'n Goblins composed by Incarta '95
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    Down the Street Blues composed by Unicorn Heads
    Grant & Green composed by Josh Lippi & The Overtimers
    Spying in the 60's composed by Sir Cubworth

    • 47 min

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This show is a good blend of politics, religion and day-to-day life that feels well-scripted, well-produced and interesting. While I'm personally not a fan of the more free-form Riverside Chats episodes, the core episodes are excellent and I'd recommend checking it out.

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