29 episodes

An insight into Michigan's progressive political and pop cultural scene. Pat Johnston highlights how the progressive movement is helping shape Michigan's political landscape with opinion and interviews. It's time to make Michigan's political machine work for the people!

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An insight into Michigan's progressive political and pop cultural scene. Pat Johnston highlights how the progressive movement is helping shape Michigan's political landscape with opinion and interviews. It's time to make Michigan's political machine work for the people!

    Episode 29: Jody LaMacchia On Running For 46th State House Seat; Pat Calls-Out Right-Wing on COVID-19 & Race Issues

    Episode 29: Jody LaMacchia On Running For 46th State House Seat; Pat Calls-Out Right-Wing on COVID-19 & Race Issues

    Pat's back and ready to call-out Michigan's right-wing forces that did nothing to help Gov. Whitmer's efforts to combat COVID-19, and how the right-wing remains tone-deaf on race issues. Then, Jody LaMacchia joins Pat to discuss her run for the state house in the 46th District. Finally, Pat shows how Michigan's Republican Party remains in the past while Michigan pushes ahead on LGBTQ issues. 

    • 57 min
    Episode 28: Michigan Republicanism & The Cult--5/2/2020

    Episode 28: Michigan Republicanism & The Cult--5/2/2020

    Pat Johnston talks about how Michigan Republicans rely on The Trump Cult to stop Gov. Whitmer from protecting the state against this pandemic. 

    • 39 min
    Episode 27: Dave Wagner--Indivisible Michigan--3/1/2020

    Episode 27: Dave Wagner--Indivisible Michigan--3/1/2020

    Pat is geeked that Michigan will play a crucial role in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary. Candidates should know about the Blue Wave of 2018 in Michigan, partially because we know the Devos family! Dave Wagner from Indivisible Michigan is the guest this week. And Pat reminds everyone how Democratic Presidents used to fight for Medicare 4 All. 

    • 42 min
    No Michael Bloomberg, and Putting Michigan GOP On Defense 2/23/20

    No Michael Bloomberg, and Putting Michigan GOP On Defense 2/23/20

    Pat Johnston says Michigan Democrats Must put Republicans on defense regarding health care and treatment of women. Pat wonders why some Michigan Democrats are backing Michael Bloomberg for president despite his obvious flaws. And Pat argues why Democrats taking-on Democrats in other primary races is democracy in action!

    • 36 min
    Guest: Julia Pulver, Democratic state house candidate for Michigan Legislature--1/20/2020

    Guest: Julia Pulver, Democratic state house candidate for Michigan Legislature--1/20/2020

    Julia Pulver talks with Pat Johnston about her quest for the state house seat in Michigan's 39th district. Ms. Pulver also covers health care, charter schools, and more. Pat describes why the 2020 state races are just as important as the Presidential election. And Pat talks about that green ooze on I-696 last month, and how it's the perfect metaphor for Republican environmental policies. 

    • 37 min
    Guest: Christine Barry from Michigan Policast--11/2/19

    Guest: Christine Barry from Michigan Policast--11/2/19

    The 24th episode of The LOL Podcast features Pat Johnston with an epic rant about how progressives can no longer afford to be "civil" anymore. They must Fight Back against 40-years of radical right-wing activism. Christine Barry from Michigan Policast (http://michiganpolicast.com/) joins Pat to discuss that topic, and other issues affecting Michigan. And then, Pat highlights how young people are shying away from the teaching profession in Michigan. leftoflansing@gmail.com

    • 54 min

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