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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 Presidential Debate Was Mostly Heckling

    The Presidential Debate Was Mostly Heckling

    You can't truly understand last night's Trump vs. Biden debate without hearing from comedians, because so much of the train wreck was performative or outright heckling.

    The episode is the first of the brand new World's Smartest Podcasting Network, an alliance of independent comedians with the goal of making politics suck less! Other shows:

    The Lost in America Podcast with Turner Sparks & Michael Kaplan

    Ask a Political Scientist with Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy

    • 1 hr 11 min
    We Support Getting Elephants High (Friday Release Valve)

    We Support Getting Elephants High (Friday Release Valve)

    Comedian Darryl Charles and sex expert Dr. Timaree Leigh, hosts of DTF: Darryl & Timaree Fun Hour, join the program to sort out the week's underserved headlines. Including: Snake orgies! In defense of pandas! And penis gun antics

    • 31 min
    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.

    Support the program by going to patreon.com/andrewheaton

    • 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

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