300 episodes

Tired of liberals and conservatives screaming partisan talking points? We were, and so we created The Politics Guys as a sane and civil alternative. Each week, a liberal and a conservative talk *to*, not at each other, in an attempt to better understand the week in politics & policy. We're not about scoring cheap partisan points or preaching to the ideological choir. We reject the notion that people who see the world differently are either stupid or evil. Our mission is to promote a shared, evidence-based understanding of American politics and policy. We hope you'll join us.

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The Politics Guys The Politics Guys

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    • 4.5 • 673 Ratings

Tired of liberals and conservatives screaming partisan talking points? We were, and so we created The Politics Guys as a sane and civil alternative. Each week, a liberal and a conservative talk *to*, not at each other, in an attempt to better understand the week in politics & policy. We're not about scoring cheap partisan points or preaching to the ideological choir. We reject the notion that people who see the world differently are either stupid or evil. Our mission is to promote a shared, evidence-based understanding of American politics and policy. We hope you'll join us.

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    The Last Debate, 60 Minutes, Pennsylvanian Ballots, Google Antitrust

    The Last Debate, 60 Minutes, Pennsylvanian Ballots, Google Antitrust

    On this week’s show, Trey and Mike discuss the last presidential debate, focusing on substance over winner. They also discuss the White Houses’ footage from the 60 Minutes interview. Additionally the pair talk about the Supreme Court’s ruling on absentee ballots in Pennsylvania and the antitrust action against Google.

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    *Mike’s New Podcast* – Politics Makes Me Sick

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    *This Week's Recommendations*

    *Trey* suggests you check out Divided: A Walk on the Continental Divide Trail ( https://www.amazon.com/Divided-Walk-Continental-Divide-Trail-ebook/dp/B0822ZLHBW/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3WQJ512C7URA&dchild=1&keywords=hiking+the+continental+divide+trail&qid=1603488078&sprefix=hiking+the+con%2Caps%2C241&sr=8-3 )

    *Mike* suggest you check out The Vostok Amphibia: information | purchase link

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    • 58 min
    Election 2020: Immigration & Citizenship

    Election 2020: Immigration & Citizenship

    In this installment of our “Election 2020” series, featuring six Northern Kentucky University ( https://www.nku.edu/ ) students, we discuss how the Trump and Biden camps differ on immigration and citizenship. We discuss the Mexico border wall & border security, asylum changes under the Trump administration, DACA & Dreamers, legal immigration, and lots more.

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    • 54 min
    Dr. Brad Spellberg on Solving The Great American Healthcare Rip-Off

    Dr. Brad Spellberg on Solving The Great American Healthcare Rip-Off

    Mike talks with Dr. Brad Spellberg, chief medical officer at the Los Angeles County+ University of Southern California Medical Center and the associate dean for clinical affairs at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Dr. Spellberg is also author of the recently released book Broken, Bankrupt, and Dying: How to Solve The Great American Healthcare Rip-Off ( https://www.amazon.com/Broken-Bankrupt-Dying-American-Healthcare/dp/1544509065/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1603224442&sr=8-1 ) which they discuss on this episode.

    *Topics Mike & Dr. Spellberg Cover Include:*

    * the very unsystematic nature of the American healthcare ‘system’
    * how the US compares to other rich countries in healthcare access, cost, efficiency, and effectiveness
    * where all the money goes in US healthcare spending
    * the myth of lavishly overpaid US doctors
    * the problem with ‘fee for service’ medicine
    * medical bankruptcies
    * the Affordable Care Act
    * the importance of considering American culture in proposing healthcare ‘fixes’
    * market-oriented healthcare reform proposals
    * if progressives states like California can act on their own to reform healthcare

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    • 49 min
    Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation, Supreme Court & the Census, Hunter Biden’s Laptop

    Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation, Supreme Court & the Census, Hunter Biden’s Laptop

    On this week’s show, Mike and Kristin discuss the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett. They also discuss SCOTUS approval of the Trump Administration’s bid to strike down lower court rulings that extended time to collect responses for the 2020 Census. Additionally, they take on the recent Hunter Biden news stories that emerged this week, as well as related topics such as responsible journalism.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Election 2020: Race & Gender

    Election 2020: Race & Gender

    In this installment of our “Election 2020” series, featuring six Northern Kentucky University ( https://www.nku.edu/ ) students, we discuss how the Trump and Biden camps differ on race and gender issues, focusing on  LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, and racial justice.

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    • 54 min
    COVID in the White House, Stimulus Bill, Michigan Governor Kidnap Plot

    COVID in the White House, Stimulus Bill, Michigan Governor Kidnap Plot

    Mike and Jay talk about the President's health--or lack thereof. What we know, what we don't know, and what happens next.  Then, we're dealin' on a stimulus package!  Mike wants it passed now, and Jay explains that's just not how things work.  Then, Mike and Jay agree that kidnapping governors is a bad idea.

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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
673 Ratings

673 Ratings

Elenasd10 ,

Excellent bipartisan politics podcast

I am neither a Democrat or a Republican but I listen to a lot politics podcasts. Many of them claim to be fair and unbiased. This podcast is the best I have found at presenting both party’s views on an issue and actually listening to each other.

rhtpnora ,

Get your sources straight..

I’m honestly loving this podcast. However, you almost lost me at New York Times vs New Your Post re: the Hunter Biden emails. I certainly hope you can discern the difference. That said, I sincerely appreciate two people with differing views can have a civil conversation.

Professor Gina ,

October 8 Episode

I was so looking forward to getting some bipartisan perspectives from this podcast. However, I was so disappointed.

The Political Guys tout themselves as bipartisan. Well, I can’t seem to figure out how they can consider themselves as such. As a life long liberal, I was hoping to expand my knowledge base and actually hear some conservative viewpoints. Most of what I got was just more of the same...liberal intellectuals who drone on and on.

But, worst of all, one of your partners on the show said something that I and my liberal friends found appalling. She said “any time a black person is shot by a cop it’s due to racism.” Holy smokes, talk about painting with broad strokes. I found that to be a very irresponsible statement and one that cannot be backed up by any facts. No wonder conservatives find liberals to be emotional and void of any truth. Ugh, this was embarrassing for even me, a life long liberal.

Anyway, needless to say I was really disappointed in the podcast. I wish you wouldn’t advertise as a bipartisan group. You’re really not.

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