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Journalist Brad Polumbo interviews top writers, politicians, and thinkers to give you a new perspective you won't find in the mainstream liberal media or right-wing echo chambers.

Breaking Boundaries with Brad Polumbo Brad Polumbo

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    • 4.8 • 79 Ratings

Journalist Brad Polumbo interviews top writers, politicians, and thinkers to give you a new perspective you won't find in the mainstream liberal media or right-wing echo chambers.

    Sen. Rand Paul: Voting for Amy Coney Barrett, 2020, Afghanistan & Why Mayo Sucks

    Sen. Rand Paul: Voting for Amy Coney Barrett, 2020, Afghanistan & Why Mayo Sucks

    Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky joins the show to explain why he's voting for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. We also discuss the growing threat of "court-packing," and what we can expect from a conservative-majority Supreme Court.


    Then we tackle the Democratic push to add Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. as states, and what it means for the balance of the Senate. We also discuss the 2020 election and how ending the War in Afghanistan and criminal justice reform factor into Senator Paul's support for President Trump. Plus, I ask the senator whether there are any areas, such as trade or immigration, where Biden might actually be better than Trump from the liberty perspective.


    We round out the conversation with Paul's food take on why mayo is "disgusting" and how he thinks mayo lovers force their tastes on the rest of us.


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    • 30 min
    Episode 7: Ilya Shapiro: The Future of the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, Court-Packing and More

    Episode 7: Ilya Shapiro: The Future of the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, Court-Packing and More

    The Cato Institute's Ilya Shapiro joins the show to discuss his new book, Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America's Highest Court, and the future of the Supreme Court after Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation. He breaks down how the Supreme Court really works and explains what conservative legal theory, "originalism" or "textualism," actually means. We sort through the alarmist claims to examine what a conservative Supreme Court will actually mean for the future of Roe v. Wade, gay marriage, Obamacare, and more. Then, we discuss Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's dangerous flirtation with "court-packing," expanding the Supreme Court to add more liberal judges.


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    Buy Ilya's book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Supreme-Disorder-Judicial-Nominations-Politics/dp/1684510562/.

    • 43 min
    Steve Forbes: The COVID-19 Response, Trump's Record, and Why Biden's Economy Would Be An 'Unmitigated Disaster'

    Steve Forbes: The COVID-19 Response, Trump's Record, and Why Biden's Economy Would Be An 'Unmitigated Disaster'

    Forbes Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes joins the show to offer a free-market perspective on COVID-19 stimulus, the CARES Act, and our government's heavy-handed intervention into the economy. We discuss what went right, what went wrong, and what a free-market alternative could have been.


    Steve also offers his perspective on the alarming prospect of a Biden presidency, which he warns could be an 'unmitigated disaster' for the economy. We break down Biden's potential policies on issues as varied as taxes, regulation, and the environment. We also discuss President Trump's strong economic policy record, as well as its more controversial weak-spots on issues such as debt and tariffs.


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    • 44 min
    Tiana Lowe: How Progressivism is Ruining California, #MeToo, 2020 & more

    Tiana Lowe: How Progressivism is Ruining California, #MeToo, 2020 & more

    Washington Examiner journalist and conservative commentator Tiana Lowe joins the show to discuss watching her home state of California collapse under the weight of failed progressive economic policies and share her unique perspective on the #MeToo movement that runs against both side's narratives. Are Democrats #MeToo hypocrites? Is President Trump likely guilty of sexual assault?


    We also break down Tiana's analysis on the 2020 race as a journalist on the economics beat, and discuss what Americans can expect from a Biden or Trump economy. We top off the show with a food take from Tiana that even I agree with—a good sign you might hate it.


    Growing Up in California 1:00
    Why College Dorms Are Bad, Actually 5:03
    California's Decline 10:15
    How One-Party Rule Killed California's Gig Economy 14:02
    The #MeToo Era 21:03
    Democrats Are #MeToo Hypocrites 25:10
    Evaluating the Rape Accusations Against President Trump 28:20
    Is Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Jo Jorgensen A Serious Alternative? 34:00
    What to Expect From a Biden Economy if Democrats Win 36:10
    Trump 2.0 & the Looming Budget Crisis 38:45
    Tiana's Hot Food Takes 44:38


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    Follow Tiana on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TianaTheFirst.

    • 46 min
    Blaire White: Growing Up Trans, the LGBT 'Community,' Trump, 'Cuties' & More

    Blaire White: Growing Up Trans, the LGBT 'Community,' Trump, 'Cuties' & More

    YouTuber and political commentator Blaire White joins the show to discuss what it's like growing up transgender and how she became a conservative Republican. Plus, we break down how the left-wing LGBT "community" treats dissident political voices and discuss the Trump administration's allegedly 'anti-LGBT' policies like its transgender military restrictions.


    We top it off with a dive into how Blaire started calling out predators like Jessica Yaniv and the disturbing rise of online apologism for quasi-pedophilic multimedia content like Netflix's movie "Cuties." Blaire signs off with a food take that will seriously gross you out.


    Growing Up Trans 2:58
    Trans Isn't A Choice 5:35
    Radical Leftist Trans Activists 9:35
    Insane Backlash For Speaking Out 15:05
    The LGBTQ Media's Hit Jobs 25:55
    Calling Out Predators 28:30
    Netflix's Gross 'Cuties' Movie Sexualizing Children 30:10
    Is The Trump Administration 'Anti-LGBT?' 38:25
    Blaire's Grossest Food Take 43:45


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    Follow Blaire on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MsBlaireWhite.
    Subscribe to Blaire's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDmCBKaKOtOrEqgsL4-3C8Q.

    • 45 min
    Glenn Greenwald: Woke Puritanism, the Surveillance State, Pardoning Snowden & More

    Glenn Greenwald: Woke Puritanism, the Surveillance State, Pardoning Snowden & More

    Pulitzer-prize-winning progressive journalist Glenn Greenwald joins the show to discuss how woke puritanism and identity politics have corrupted the center-left establishment and liberal media. Then, Glenn breaks down the surveillance state and why he thinks President Trump should pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden. To wrap up the episode, Brad and Glenn debate Medicare-for-All and the proper role of government in the economy, discuss how Glenn and his husband ended up with 27 (!!!) dogs, and hear Glenn's most controversial food take.


    Follow Glenn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald.
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

FartsGalore ,

Essential listening

Incredible guests and incredible conversations. Brad Polumbo’s ability to maintain integrity and rationality discussing today’s big issues is refreshing and essential in a world overflowing with bias and agenda. This podcast will quickly become one of your favorites.

IzzyMorales ,

Engaging, thought-provoking

I’ve loved this podcast! Brad asks relevant questions that flow well with whatever conversation he’s having. He really understands what listeners want to hear, and he delivers! This is certainly not surface-level interviewing, which is rampant in podcasting.

eagle 0ne ,

Fact Checking Fake News

Great podcast for Trump supporters if you want to hear the facts that debunk the lies you hear from the Washington post and New York Times.

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