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Politics minus bile plus jokes. Comedian and avowed independent Andrew Heaton examines current events with his deranged friends, then slops humor on top.

The Political Orphanage Andrew Heaton

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Politics minus bile plus jokes. Comedian and avowed independent Andrew Heaton examines current events with his deranged friends, then slops humor on top.

    The Neurochemicals of Politics

    The Neurochemicals of Politics

    Dr. Loretta Breuning of the Inner Mammal Institute joins the show to discuss how status and neurochemicals prompt us to fight in politics, and the evolutionary roots of tribalism.

    • 58 min
    Armed Monkey Scarecrows (Friday Release Valve)

    Armed Monkey Scarecrows (Friday Release Valve)

    Jeremy Kareken and Joe Terwilliger join Heaton to sort out the week's best, under served headlines, including stories about:
    * Dennis Rodman
    * Bear bone vodka
    * Priests blessing nuclear weapons

    • 40 min
    PJ O'Rourke On The Deep Middle (Corrected)

    PJ O'Rourke On The Deep Middle (Corrected)

    Political satirist and personal hero P.J. O'Rourke triumphantly returns to discuss his latest book, "A Cry From the Far Middle: Dispatches from a Divided Land." In which he makes stirring defense of: classical liberalism, temperamental moderates, and governing through math instead of throwing wads of cash at problems.

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    • 45 min
    Like the Paris Review (For Porn) - Friday Release Valve

    Like the Paris Review (For Porn) - Friday Release Valve

    (Definitely Not Safe for Kids) Yvette d’Entremont and Alice Vaughn are the hosts of Two Girls One Mic, a podcast that reviews the plots of porn films. They join Heaton to sort out the week's under served headlines, including Swiss chocolate snow, fake languages, and if and when brothels in Berlin will finally reopen.

    • 52 min
    Thomas Frank Is Sick of Anti-Populists

    Thomas Frank Is Sick of Anti-Populists

    What is populism and where did it come from? Thomas Frank is the author of "The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism". He joins the show to discuss populism as understood by populists--and specifically the populists who tr'ace their lineage back to the original movement o the late 1800's.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Murder in a Safe in a Field (Friday Release Valve)

    Murder in a Safe in a Field (Friday Release Valve)

    An abandoned tank! A guy with an axe on a horse! Faulty psychics! Andrew Young joins Heaton to sort out the week's best, underserved headlines, and their attendance mysteries.

    • 39 min

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