62 episodes

Since the 2016 election, there have been more than 1,600 political podcasts launched in the United States. Almost all of them feature Democrats talking to Democrats and Republicans talking with Republicans. Isn’t it time for a podcast in which the other side talks back? Welcome to“Bipodisan,” because it's time for a podcast in which opposites respectfully talk, not shout, about the issues dividing America!

Bipodisan Jean Card & Robert Schlesinger

    • Politics
    • 4.8 • 66 Ratings

Since the 2016 election, there have been more than 1,600 political podcasts launched in the United States. Almost all of them feature Democrats talking to Democrats and Republicans talking with Republicans. Isn’t it time for a podcast in which the other side talks back? Welcome to“Bipodisan,” because it's time for a podcast in which opposites respectfully talk, not shout, about the issues dividing America!

    In Search of a Shared Truth

    In Search of a Shared Truth

    Robert and Jean examine the difference in points-of-view between Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters — who see a stolen election — and those who see an election result that is fair and square. Jean worries about extreme information diets on both sides...

    • 27 min
    A Tale of Two Transitions

    A Tale of Two Transitions

    Co-hosts Robert and Jean discuss the two sides of the presidential transition: one traditional, one rebellious (to say the least!). Agreement is found one the importance of inclusive messaging (i.e. Biden’s speech on 11/7) and the reality of factions...

    • 31 min
    Aftermath

    Aftermath

    Jean and Robert are joined by U.S. News & World Report's Susan Milligan to unpack what the election means for the country and where we go from here. Come for the insightful, constructive discourse, stay for Robert getting choked up at the end.

    • 40 min
    Election: Endgame

    Election: Endgame

    Jean and Robert look hopefully toward the end of campaign season. They discuss the state of play in characteristic fashion: Robert floods the zone with stats while Jean speaks from the gut. Like the election, the discussion focuses much more on Trump...

    • 41 min
    Polite Disagreement Over a Civil Debate

    Polite Disagreement Over a Civil Debate

    Jean and Robert are joined by Susan Milligan, senior political correspondent at U.S. News & World Report, to break down the theatrics and the substance of the final presidential debate. They find some areas of common ground and a lot on which to...

    • 36 min
    Supremely Annoying; Social Screwup

    Supremely Annoying; Social Screwup

    Robert and Jean agree that political theatre in the U.S. Senate was downright un-watchable this week as Judge Amy Coney Barrett reminded the world of an unflinching Buckingham Palace guard while Senators from both sides put on annoying, over-the-top...

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

MorenoJV ,

Reasonable and respectful

So nice to hear discussion of serious issues where smart, respectful people can debate on the merits and not resort to name calling or silliness. Well done, Jean and Robert.

Comer14 ,

T-Shirts

My only issue with this podcast is they have not yet merched Jean Card fan club tee shirts.

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Great voices, great conversation.

Both hosts have NPR-worthy voices, and the content is refreshingly candid, colorful, and smart. Highly recommend!

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