14 episodes

Hosted by author + professor David Faris, produced by Good Beer Hunting, exploring progressive politics, personalities + policies over a guest’s favorite beer.

Electing to Drink David Faris

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Hosted by author + professor David Faris, produced by Good Beer Hunting, exploring progressive politics, personalities + policies over a guest’s favorite beer.

    Season 1: ETD-013 Polar Opposites

    Season 1: ETD-013 Polar Opposites

    David and Michael speak with University of Maryland political scientist Lilliana Mason, who drinks a Groove City Hefeweizen and shares her insights about political polarization in America. Did you know that Americans now fear their kids marrying someone from the opposite political party more than almost anything else? If you’re wondering how we got into this mess and maybe how we get out, this is your episode.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Season 1: EP-012 Don't Let the Bedbugs Smite

    Season 1: EP-012 Don't Let the Bedbugs Smite

    Special guest Dave Karpf talks about the tweet that drove New York Times columnist Bret Stephens off Twitter and ignited a national conversation about civility and bedbugs. We also talk about the responsibilities of fame, why a certain kind of white guy is so fragile, why Dave and David love Dogfish Head beers so intensely and how Michael won’t drink one if it’s warm.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Season 1: EP-011 Patrick Ruffini's Least Favorite Beer

    Season 1: EP-011 Patrick Ruffini's Least Favorite Beer

    An errant tweet from a Republican strategist forces Ashley, David & Michael to ask themselves whether they live in a cultural bubble of fussy craft beer and corner-window Peletons. Michael expounds on the great capitalist success story of craft brewing, David talks about the origins of the right-wing 'real America' discourse, Ashley shreds the so-called Bubble Quiz and everyone dunks on Patrick Ruffini.

    • 37 min
    Season 1: EP-010 Debate Me Round 2

    Season 1: EP-010 Debate Me Round 2

    Michael and David recap the first two Democratic debates and look forward to the next one over two bourbon-barrel-aged stout variants from Temperance Beer Co in Evanston, Illinois. Will Kamala Harris and Joe Biden tussle again? How will Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren handle being on the same stage together? David argues that this is a 5-person field with 20-person debates, but the large field isn’t going away anytime soon (with apologies to Eric Swalwell).

    • 55 min
    Season 1: EP-009 Tough Roe to Overturn

    Season 1: EP-009 Tough Roe to Overturn

    In the shadow of a new assault on legal abortion in states like Alabama, Georgia and Missouri, Ashley and David drink some Founders Rubaeus and talk Supreme Court politics and Roe v. Wade with Loyola University Chicago professor Amanda Bryan, who shares her thoughts on how public opinion influences court decisions, how much danger Roe is in, and what the hell is up with Mayor Pete's bizarre court expansion plan.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Season 1: EP-008 Debate Me!

    Season 1: EP-008 Debate Me!

    Michael interviews David about the upcoming Democratic primary debates—two mind-numbing nights of 10-person cattle calls and desperate attempts to break through the huge field. Are such large debates unprecedented? Do they even matter? Is it bad for Elizabeth Warren that she's marooned with a bunch of also-rans on the first night while Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris get to take it right to frontrunner Joe Biden on the second night? We've got all your primary debate questions covered.

    • 49 min

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