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If you're trying to make sense of national politics or want to better understand how things work in Washington, DC, then you're in the right place! Join former political science professor, Matthew DeSantis, as he recaps the biggest stories of the week, provides in-depth analysis on different topics, answers listener questions, and keeps score of the political winners and losers. Submit your questions to swamp@amalfimedia.com, follow the show on Twitter @FromTheSwampPod, and follow your host on Twitter @MattDeSantis80. From the Swamp to the Swamp is a part of Amalfi Media.

From the Swamp to the Swamp Amalfi Media

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    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

If you're trying to make sense of national politics or want to better understand how things work in Washington, DC, then you're in the right place! Join former political science professor, Matthew DeSantis, as he recaps the biggest stories of the week, provides in-depth analysis on different topics, answers listener questions, and keeps score of the political winners and losers. Submit your questions to swamp@amalfimedia.com, follow the show on Twitter @FromTheSwampPod, and follow your host on Twitter @MattDeSantis80. From the Swamp to the Swamp is a part of Amalfi Media.

    Faculty Lounge: Sen. Kim Jackson

    Faculty Lounge: Sen. Kim Jackson

    Kim Jackson is the senator for Georgia Senate District 41. We discuss her work in social justice, what made her run for office, campaigning during COVID, and more. Let me know what you think by tweeting me @FromTheSwampPod!
    Links:
    - https://kimforgeorgia.com
    - Twitter: @KimforGeorgia
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    • 35 min
    Mailbag #3: Infrastructure, Trump, the Olympics, and More

    Mailbag #3: Infrastructure, Trump, the Olympics, and More

    Another mailbag episode answering all of the questions you've submitted over the past few weeks. Nathaniel, co-host of Binge Bros, joins me as we look at topics like infrastructure, Trump, the Olympics, and more.
    Let me know what you think by tweeting me @FromTheSwampPod!
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    • 54 min
    Faculty Lounge: Mr. Joe Killian

    Faculty Lounge: Mr. Joe Killian

    Joe Killian is an investigative reporter for NC Policy Watch in Raleigh, NC. His work takes a closer look at government, politics and policy in North Carolina and their impact on the lives of everyday people. He made recent headlines for his coverage of the Nikole Hannah-Jones UNC saga.
    Let me know what you think by tweeting me @FromTheSwampPod!
    Follow Joe Killian on Twitter @JoekillianPW
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    • 41 min
    Celebrating the 4th of July

    Celebrating the 4th of July

    The 4th of July is right around the corner. Go out and have fun but also consider doing some things that educate you on the history and story that is America. Today I provide you with movies, documentaries, reading, and things to do for this wonderful holiday. We live in a great country. Take the time to remember and reflect upon our countries legacy, and think about what path you want America to follow in the future.
    Let me know what you think by tweeting me @FromTheSwampPod!
    Link's Mentioned:
    -Frederick Douglass Speech:
    https://bit.ly/2UXtc0Q
    -Federalist Papers
    https://bit.ly/3waQjSz
    -Anti-Federalist Papers
    https://bit.ly/3qQ1zTr
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    • 34 min
    Joe's European Vacation

    Joe's European Vacation

    President Biden took his first trip to Europe where he met with several world leaders. Let's break down what exactly went down, new US and EU relations, how the US and the EU are countering China, Putin talk, and Biden's clap back at a journalist.
    Let me know what you think by tweeting me @FromTheSwampPod!
    Link's Mentioned:
    -Pew Research Poll of World Reaction to Biden
    https://pewrsr.ch/3j0TuZW
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    • 26 min
    Faculty Lounge: Jeff Schapiro

    Faculty Lounge: Jeff Schapiro

    Jeff Schapiro is a politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He has covered campaigns and government for more than 35 years. He has been recognized by the Virginia Press Associated and was inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame in 2015. We discuss the evolution of Virginia politics, the challenges facing gubernatorial candidates running for office in 2021, and a lot more. Let me know what you think by tweeting me @FromTheSwampPod!
    Jeff's Twitter: @RTDSchapiro
    Jeff's Website: https://richmond.com/users/profile/jeffeschapiro/
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Free Market? ,

Intellectually Stimulating with Humor

Matthew does an amazing job of breaking down complex topics into terms for non political science majors. He uses a little humor to lighten the mood on some serious topics. If you are interested in learning about our current and past politics with a bipartisan perspective this is the podcast for you! It’s hard to find bipartisan perspectives these days but Matthew remains professional and facts forward.

Hazellius ,

Great Podcast

Well researched, easily digestible, and always topical, From the Swamp to the Swamp is an excellent podcast by any metric.

Rick from Cockeysville ,

Stellar podcast

Completely different political podcast from any other. Matthew gives a view that is neither democratic or republican, liberal or conservative. Well worth a listen.

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