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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 & Cicely Simpson

    • News
    • 4.8 • 67 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!

    9/11: Then and Now…and Now What?

    9/11: Then and Now…and Now What?

    Jean and Cicely share their personal memories of 9/11 and of life in Washington, DC since that day before taking a balanced look at the more recent past, including the United States’ disastrous exit from Afghanistan and President Biden’s announcement on vaccine mandates. 

    • 40 min
    Bipodisan Is Back!!!

    Bipodisan Is Back!!!

    After a summer hiatus, Bipodisan is back! Jean Card introduces new co-host Cicely Simpson and gets us ready for more political debate that's "red & blue, not black & blue".

    • 10 min
    Gonzales on Elections

    Gonzales on Elections

    Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales joins Robert and Jean in their last episode before going on summer hiatus. Their discussion about the current fight over elections covers issues ranging from voter ID to the results of the 2020 presidential election, culminating in agreement around the need for Americans to find a “shared truth.” As always, there is hope at the end of this episode.

    Note: This will be our last episode of summer 2021 -- enjoy and we'll see you in the fall.

    • 28 min
    Our Better Angels

    Our Better Angels

    Bipodisan welcomes long-time friend Elizabeth Pinkerton to the show to discuss a week of national conversation and her experience running the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships — work which has informed Elizabeth’s writings on strategies that could bring Americans closer together. This episode ends on a particularly strong and meaningful moment of hope.

    • 22 min
    The "Motherf***" Episode

    The "Motherf***" Episode

    The Atlantic's Edward-Isaac Dovere joins the pod to discuss his new book, "Battle for the Soul," a newsy, inside account of how the Democrats went from 2016 defeat to 2020 victory. He tells Jean and Robert about Kamala Harris's favorite epithet, Bernie Sanders' travel tastes, why Obama is aloof to political reporters, and, more seriously, they discuss what President Biden is like in private, what Harris's political future may hold and what the GOP can learn from the Democrats' battle. Warning: This episode contains strong language.

    • 41 min
    If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.

    If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.

    U.S. News & World Report Senior Political Writer Susan Milligan joins Jean and Robert for an insightful discussion about legislation to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th storming of the U.S. Capitol. Susan also shares new data on independent voter trends, and the three find hope in new additions to the pandemic lexicon, including “exponential-decay phase."

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Staleys Girl ,

Back to Discussion

Love that these two can have an actual discussion on the issues without hostility. Very much enjoy this podcast.

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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