149 episodes

Left-wing political cartoonist Ted Rall and right-wing political cartoonist Scott Stantis cut the BS out of today's news, politics and pop culture.

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Left-wing political cartoonist Ted Rall and right-wing political cartoonist Scott Stantis cut the BS out of today's news, politics and pop culture.

    Episode 148 | May 24, 2024: Israel the Pariah, Alito's False Flags, Artificial Journalism

    Episode 148 | May 24, 2024: Israel the Pariah, Alito's False Flags, Artificial Journalism

    It's the DMZ America podcast, where political cartoonists bring their smart takes on the news to spirited, intelligent, civilized dialogue from both sides of the political aisle. Ted Rall (WhoWhatWhy, Creators Syndicate) comes from the Left, Scott Stantis (Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News) comes from the Right and sparks fly.First up: the guys react to the increasing diplomatic isolation of Israel, marked by the decision of the International Court of Justice to order Israel to stand down ...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 147 | May 17, 2024: The 2024 Presidential Debated

    Episode 147 | May 17, 2024: The 2024 Presidential Debated

    Editorial cartoonists and best friends Ted Rall (from the left) and Scott Stantis (from the right) take a deep dive into the recently announced two presidential debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. (And RFK, Jr.?). Ted and Scott talk a little about the history of presidential debates (it's pretty short) and the ramifications and expectations for both candidates. They also make the case for widening the number of participants.The DMZ America Podcast is recorded weekly by political carto...

    • 41 min
    Episode 146 | May 9, 2024: Biden Pauses ombs to Israel, Trump on Trial, and It's Still the Stupid Economy

    Episode 146 | May 9, 2024: Biden Pauses ombs to Israel, Trump on Trial, and It's Still the Stupid Economy

    Fellow political cartoonists Ted Rall, from the Left, and Scott Stantis, from the Right, conduct a lively discussion of issues facing the world.First up: President Joe Biden breaks with the long tradition of the United States being a steadfast ally of Israel. In a recent statement, Biden has said the United States is pausing sales of arms to Israel, hoping to prevent Israeli forces from invading Rafah in Gaza. This has sparked outrage in pro-Israel circles, not to mention a little outrage on ...

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 145 | April 28, 2024: Mass Graves in Gaza, Imperial Presidency, Menthol Madness

    Episode 145 | April 28, 2024: Mass Graves in Gaza, Imperial Presidency, Menthol Madness

    Political cartoonists Ted Rall (from the Left) and Scott Stantis (from the Right) debate the week in news and culture as friendly adversaries to bring you spirited debate and smart insight. First up: The Israel-Hamas War seems to be entering some sort of tipping point in terms of international public opinion. As the International Criminal Court weighs issuing an arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his government’s policy of blockade and mass starvation i...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 144 | April 17, 2024: USC Cancels a Muslim-American Valedictorian over Fake Fears, Trump on Trial, and Biden's Flaccid Steel Tariffs

    Episode 144 | April 17, 2024: USC Cancels a Muslim-American Valedictorian over Fake Fears, Trump on Trial, and Biden's Flaccid Steel Tariffs

    Editorial Cartoonists and best friends Ted Rall (of the left) and Scott Stantis (of the right) discuss and debate the issues of the week.First up, a USC valedictorian is denyed her earned right to speak. USC authorities claim fear of violence without any actual evidence. Meanwhile, Ted makes a plea to pro-Palestinian protestors around the country. Lastly, Ted and Scott tie this segment up with the long view on the Iran/Israel conflict, where it stands and where it goes next.Second segme...

    • 56 min
    Episode 143 | April 12, 2024 (together in person!): #MeToo Drives Cartoonist Ed Piskor to Suicide, Abortion Drives Republicans Insane, Might Gaza Drive Israel Out of Statehood?

    Episode 143 | April 12, 2024 (together in person!): #MeToo Drives Cartoonist Ed Piskor to Suicide, Abortion Drives Republicans Insane, Might Gaza Drive Israel Out of Statehood?

    Cartoonists Ted Rall (from the Left) and Scott Stantis (from the Right) present a Very Special Podcast. For the first time, Ted and Scott do the pod from Hotel Clovis, a.k.a. Ted’s place in New York. As always, Ted and Scott put friendship first in their spirited but civilized debates and discussions about the issues at hand.First up: The world of comics and cartooning was upended by the tragic suicide of Eisner-winning cartoonist Ed Piskor, who shot himself to death after being hounded by an...

    • 52 min

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