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A weekly podcast on which a libertarian and a socialist talk politics, culture, and history.

Impolitic Paul Matzko & Sean Trainor

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A weekly podcast on which a libertarian and a socialist talk politics, culture, and history.

    The Bessemer Blues

    The Bessemer Blues

    As you can imagine, Paul and Sean have rather different responses to the outcome of the labor unionization vote in Bessemer, Alabama, though maybe not quite as different in the end as one might think… Also, is everyone a libertarian in a pandemic?

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Empire Comes Home

    Empire Comes Home

    Paul and Sean locate the Atlanta murders in the United States’ century-plus history of imperialist violence in Asia. Paul introduces the world’s most powerful college administrator: Bob Jones University’s ‘Dean of Men.’ Sean asks for a reality check regarding some legal labor arcana. And they round out the show with a few thoughts on Netflix’s … Continue reading Empire Comes Home

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Think Bigger, Biden

    Think Bigger, Biden

    Better late than never, but Sean and Paul discuss the $1.9 trillion dollar stimulus package and why, despite its size, it’s the product of thinking too small.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Jewish Space Lasers

    Jewish Space Lasers

    Look, when a member of Congress gets paranoid about Jewish-controlled, forest fire-starting space lasers, the Impolitic crew is going to talk about it. Sean and Paul situate Marjorie Taylor Green’s lunacy in a long history of American conspiracy theories, discuss the odds of QAnon dissipating, and what role social media played in its rise.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Enter the Age of Malarkey

    Enter the Age of Malarkey

    Greetings from a new epoch! In this, Impolitic’s first dispatch from the Joseph R. Biden’s Age of Malarkey, Paul and Sean do a deep read of Trump’s farewell address. They lament the tedium of liberal cultural hegemony, courtesy of America United, the star-studded inauguration night spectacular. And they think about the pros and cons of … Continue reading Enter the Age of Malarkey

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Coup d’etat c’est moi

    Coup d’etat c’est moi

    Trumpists stormed the US capitol this week in the worst national insurrection since 1877. That’s it. That’s the episode.

    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Gamerdd52 ,

One libertarian and one socialist who

Actually know how to have a mutual respectful conversation with each other and make a hilarious podcast at the same time.

SuperHH ,

A great and fun political podcast

This podcast focuses mostly on politics but really deals with many cultural and social topics as well. It is really fun and enjoyable. I highly recommend it.

Ozymandias1 ,

Intelligent, Friendly Disagreement

There are informed, intelligent individuals who can thoughtfully and cordially disagree? Who knew?

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