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Hosted by blogger and author Kimberley A. Johnson.'Start Me Up' isn't just any other podcast. I'm willing to call BS when I see it and I don't care if it's coming from a rightwinger or a self-professed bleedingheart liberal. I'm not always politically correct and I'm a huge fan of loose talk and salty language. Sarcasm is guaranteed and political correctness will be at a minimum. This podcast is for anyone who wants to listen to compelling conversations with a variety of guests about current events and controversial topics.

Start Me Up with Kimberley A. Johnson Kimberley A. Johnson

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    • 4.7 • 315 Ratings

Hosted by blogger and author Kimberley A. Johnson.'Start Me Up' isn't just any other podcast. I'm willing to call BS when I see it and I don't care if it's coming from a rightwinger or a self-professed bleedingheart liberal. I'm not always politically correct and I'm a huge fan of loose talk and salty language. Sarcasm is guaranteed and political correctness will be at a minimum. This podcast is for anyone who wants to listen to compelling conversations with a variety of guests about current events and controversial topics.

    Start Me Up: D. Earl Stephens

    Start Me Up: D. Earl Stephens

    D. Earl Stephens is the author of "Toxic Tales: A Caustic Collection of Donald J. Trump's Very Important Letters."  He's the former managing editor of Stars & Stripes, a Navy vet, and a prolific writer.
    Topics: We discuss the impact of all the SCOTUS decisions, the 1/6 committee, and the right-wing campaign of terror. Earl offers up a reason to be hopeful along with some sobering truths. We had another great chat.
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    • 51 min
    Start Me Up: Chris Hahn

    Start Me Up: Chris Hahn

    Chris Hahn is a progressive pundit and the host of the Aggressive Progressive.  He also hosts a syndicated radio show and works as a  political consultant and attorney based in New York. He has made numerous national television appearances on a variety of political, pop culture and public policy topics.
    Topics: Chris predicts what will happen in the November midterms; what hurt Democrats in 2020; his take so far on thepublic hearings and more.
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    • 38 min
    Start Me Up: Cliff Schecter

    Start Me Up: Cliff Schecter

    Cliff Schecter is back! Topics: Cliff shares his takeaways from the 1/6 public hearings thus far; Boebert's going through some things, what will it take for Dems to win in November, and Cliff's brilliant advice to Dem leaders! All that and more!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Start Me Up: Michael J. Stern

    Start Me Up: Michael J. Stern

    USA Today opinion columnist and former Justice Department prosecutor Michael J. Stern is back! Topis: the 1/6 hearings, Michael reminds us of his column where he speculates Garland might not be able to find an impartial jury; the Dem romanticization of Never-Trumpers; rising crime & homelessness in California is on the ballot, and then just a little about RHBH and the violent Dorit break-in.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Start Me Up: Kiersten Warren

    Start Me Up: Kiersten Warren

    Actress Kiersten Warren has worked in film and television. Films include Bicentennial Man, Independence Day, and Divine Secrets of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and she's appeared in TV shows such as DesperateHousewises and Saved By The Bell.
    Topics: We caught up, had fun and talked about what it's like for women in the entertainment industry these days; her daughter is following in her parents' footsteps and getting into acting. Some politics, Roe, gun debate, and 1/6 hearings and then we ended with more fun stuff.
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    • 52 min
    Start Me Up: Sarah Wood

    Start Me Up: Sarah Wood

    Sarah Wood is back again! We discussed gun violence and what we can expect from lawmakers moving forward. We then switched gears to talk about teen sex: what we learned when we were young and how some parents fear that sex education will convince their kids to engage too early. We also discussed sexual fluidity.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
315 Ratings

315 Ratings

Gratefuldyke ,

Thank you for the Kirk Acevedo episode

Couldn’t place the name with the face, now that I can, (thanks to the goof), Kirk Acevedo is a favorite actor of mine. My recollection is that I first became aware of Kirk in Band of Brothers, though what solidified my respect for his skills was Oz.
Thank you Kimberley for a great conversation.

Ins. Gadget ,

Real and Personal View on Current Events

Kimberley does a great podcast with relevant guests, eliciting great conversations on what’s going on in the US and the world, while also treating them as real people with great stories about their lives. I also subscribe to her Patreon for extra content.

dixie domino ,

Kimberly’s podcasts

Are best listened to while making coffee , feeding animals, just getting up or soaking in the tub. The conversations and guests are fun, intelligent, eye opening , funny, warm and where I live I don’t feel so alone in my conservative trumpy neighborhood. Butters and I esp like the fact there’s at least one good Trump in the family... Mary Trump.

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