Real debate without the hate!
The Abortion Contortion (Ep 342)
This week the gang is rejoined by filmmaker Jennifer Peterson as they discuss the Buffalo mass shooting, Justice Alito's leaked decision to overturn Roe v Wade, Kendrick Lamar's new album, and the streaming TV series Our Flag Means Death, Severance, The Girl From Plainview, and The Staircase.
DC Follies: Funny Is Back (Ep. 341)
This week the MPU gang discusses the White House Correspondent's Dinner, Elon Musk buying Twitter, the push for student debt forgiveness, the HBO show Winning Time (about the rise of the LA Lakers dynasty) and the new comic book superhero series, Moon Knight.
Tiny Dancer: Jessica's Ballet Story (Ep. 340)
On this week's MPU podcast, Kevin interviews his fiancée, Jessica Wallraff, about what it's like to be an international ballerina at the age of 16. It's a very personal and revealing look at the life of a young woman driven by her passions and talents, and how it led to his new novel, "Pas de Deux."
The Butcher of Bucha (Ep. 339)
This week's podcast looks at the latest in the Russian war on Ukraine, truths and falsehoods about the Hunter Biden laptop controversy, the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, and some thoughts about Will Smith, Louis CK, and breakout comedian Jerrod Carmichael.
West Side Story (Ep. 338)
This week, AFI writer-director and animal justice advocate Jennifer Peterson joins the gang to discuss the slap heard 'round the world, plus a look at streaming series "After Life" and "Better Things," and a side-by-side analysis of West Side Story" 1 and 2. Whether you're a fan of the Robert Wise original or the Steven Spielberg remake, you'll want to hear this revealing discussion.
Basic Instinct at 30 (Ep.337)
This week the gang looks at the continuing war in Ukraine, the potential for a sustained new cold war, and the detention of WNBA player Brittany Griner. They also look at Covid's second birthday, the new HBO series "Minx," and the movie "Basic Instinct" at 30 years old.
I miss DJ
DJ added some wonkiness to the show I liked that.
This is a More Perfect Podcast
I’ve heard various incarnations of this show. They have all been good, in my opinion. I definitely enjoy the current format and hosts. It is wonderful to hear “real debate without the hate”. Real, current issues are discussed, with a good examination of various pros and cons to the different perspectives. I like the good natured kidding that occurs between the hosts, too. I know things change and people eventually move on, but this is definitely a format and team to enjoy while we have it.
Lacks a direction and a purpose
I used to consider this podcast a no miss show. I enjoyed the viewpoint of all four participants but without Rebecca and DJ but it’s no longer the podcast I enjoyed.
First they don’t even produce the program on a standard schedule. The podcast described itself political, giving opinions on what’s happening. It’s become a random, meandering, podcast floating on topics that have no relation to its original agenda. While occasionally interesting, I don’t really care about Hollywood writing and dad jokes.
I don’t know what happened to Rebecca or DJ but the show desperately needs them back. For me the show has always missed a voice of color on the platform. Additionally, this show needs a feminine voice dare I say a feminist voice. So far the women who have come on just don’t seem to have a stand or platform. And for me DJ provided an intriguing semi conservative liberal viewpoint that always gave me a different idea of what’s going on.
At this point if you’re tired of what you were offering before, or you think the political landscape is too boring maybe it’s time to move on to something else.