46 episodes

Hashing it Out is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner's commentary video editor & writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day, and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then Hashing it Out is the podcast for you.

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    • 4.6, 40 Ratings

Hashing it Out is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner's commentary video editor & writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day, and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then Hashing it Out is the podcast for you.

    The Final Sessions

    The Final Sessions

    The Alabama Senate special election in 2017 was a fluke. A Democrat wasn’t supposed to win. Yet, Doug Jones narrowly defeated Roy Moore to become the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat in the state since 1992. In 2020, however, it’s a much different story. It’s not so much a question on whether Jones will lose, but who he will lose to: the newcomer Tommy Tuberville, who coached college football at programs like Auburn and Ole Miss, or the seasoned veteran, Jeff Sessions.  The latter of the two is my guest today. Sessions is running for his old seat after being fired from his post as attorney general by President Trump in November 2018. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss why Sessions is running again, how he views the president and his agenda, and the challenges that face the country. "Hashing it Out" is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner's commentary video editor and writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then "Hashing it Out" is the podcast for you.

    • 28 min
    John Bolton's heel turn

    John Bolton's heel turn

    John Bolton, Trump’s former national security adviser, has come out with a new book, titled, “The Room Where It Happened,” detailing his time in the Trump White House. However, compared to other Trump alums, Bolton’s book takes a sharply critical approach to both the president and his administration, making such serious allegations of corruption as well as condoning horrific human rights abuses for political gain. My guest today is Joe Simonson, he’s a political reporter with the Washington Examiner who has been dissecting the new Bolton book. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss what’s in Bolton’s new book, the warm and cold reception he’s received because of it, and whether or not he’s to be believed. "Hashing it Out" is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner's commentary video editor and writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then "Hashing it Out" is the podcast for you.

    • 26 min
    The national populist revolution

    The national populist revolution

    Despite the criticisms made about President Trump’s bombastic behavior and conduct, his base has stuck with him throughout because he taps into a movement that’s so much bigger than him. What movement is that exactly? That would be the national populist movement. It’s an ideology that directly challenges the global neoliberal status quo, which inherently favors the elites over the working class.  My guest today is Ryan Girdusky, he’s the co-author of “They’re Not Listening: How the Elites created the National Populist Revolution.” On today’s show, we’re going to discuss what the national populist movement is, how Trump fits into the movement, and what their goals are in 2020 and beyond.  "Hashing it Out" is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner's commentary video editor and writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then "Hashing it Out" is the podcast for you.

    • 45 min
    How to effectively reform the police

    How to effectively reform the police

    “Defund the Police,” that’s the talking point being used by many protesters demanding accountability from local law enforcement following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor this year. What does it mean? That depends on who you ask. Some want to abolish police entirely, while others believe they simply want to reform how police departments and officers operate. Libertarians have arguably been the most consistent group calling for police reform before the topic was considered mainstream, wanting to address qualified immunity and police unions first. My guest today is Zuri Davis, she’s an assistant editor at Reason. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss where we are in the debate about policing and systemic racism, the role qualified immunity and police unions have, and how to address the topic of reform. "Hashing it Out" is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner's commentary video editor and writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then "Hashing it Out" is the podcast for you.

    • 37 min
    Hong Kong has fallen

    Hong Kong has fallen

    China’s legislature approved a controversial new security bill nearly unanimously to implement on the semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong that bans secession, subversion of state power, terrorism, foreign intervention, and allows mainland China to operate its state security agencies in the city. In other words, Hong Kong is losing its autonomy. My guest today is Andrew Blasi, he’s a director at Crowell & Moring International, an international trade firm. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss exactly what is happening between Hong Kong and mainland China, how it affects every day Americans, and what we can expect in the future for U.S.-China relations. "Hashing it Out" is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner's commentary video editor and writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then "Hashing it Out" is the podcast for you.

    • 29 min
    George Floyd and identifying America's racial problem

    George Floyd and identifying America's racial problem

    America is tearing itself apart. Massive social unrest has swept through the nation following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Peaceful protests demanding more police accountability were soon hijacked by bad actors and turned many of the protests into riots, which included looting, destruction of businesses and property, and violence that have left people dead and brutally injured on both sides.  My guest today is Barrett Holmes Pitner, he’s a writer, philosopher, and founder of the cultural think tank, the Sustainable Culture Lab. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss the fallout of George Floyd’s murder, the political and social ramifications, and ways Americans can solve the root cause of the problem. "Hashing it Out" is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner's commentary video editor and writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then "Hashing it Out" is the podcast for you.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Jimmy Dhimmi ,

Informative, Entertaining, Drama Free

It’s nice to hear the necessary questions without the unnecessary snark and vitriol. Good podcast for those looking for an alternative (or at least a break) from emotional partisan propaganda.

SuperG7one3 ,

Great podcast

Fantastic

Bradyo545 ,

Yass

Siraj is a god 😍😍😍

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