100 episodes

Long time Midwest Democratic mayor, veteran, and US Senate candidate Thomas McDermott, Jr. talks politics, policy, sports, and whatever else he feels like with his long time attorney and political strategist Kevin Smith.

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    • 4.6 • 111 Ratings

Long time Midwest Democratic mayor, veteran, and US Senate candidate Thomas McDermott, Jr. talks politics, policy, sports, and whatever else he feels like with his long time attorney and political strategist Kevin Smith.

    S12 EP22 - I’m Not Happy With Anybody (feat. Ventriloquist April Brucker)

    S12 EP22 - I’m Not Happy With Anybody (feat. Ventriloquist April Brucker)

    Hammond, Indiana’s Festival of the Lakes is next week July 17-21; is it Marissa or Melissa McDermott; Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita sues East Chicago over their “Welcoming City” ordinance; retail sales of marijuana in Illinois continue to grow; former IN State Representative Sean Eberhart sentenced; ventriloquist April Brucker stops by with her puppet Donald J. Tramp.

    • 58 min
    S12 EP21 - Refrain From Burning One On The Way Home (feat. Mayor Joe Hogsett)

    S12 EP21 - Refrain From Burning One On The Way Home (feat. Mayor Joe Hogsett)

    Tom participated in another triathlon; did Jill hit someone on her way to the studio; is pornography about to be outlawed in Indiana; what would a Trump presidency mean for the war between Russia and Ukraine; local man arrested for buying marijuana from Michigan dispensary; Indianapolis, Indiana Mayor Joe Hogsett talks with Tom and Kevin about the latest in Indy, if Joe Biden should drop out of the presidential race, and more.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S12 EP20 - Albino Venison Sticks (feat. Amy Blaker)

    S12 EP20 - Albino Venison Sticks (feat. Amy Blaker)

    Aaron McDermott fills in for Kevin; Tom and Aaron return from Brett McDermott’s bachelor party in Nashville; Tom’s take on Joe Biden’s debate performance; Winfield, Indiana Councilwoman Amy Blaker talks with Tom and Aaron about what it’s like being the only elected Democrat councilperson in Winfield, how she won, steaks, and more.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S12 EP19 - De-saster-bate

    S12 EP19 - De-saster-bate

    Matt Reardon fills in for the locomotive; Joe Biden’s disastrous debate performance; as calls for Biden to drop out of the presidential race increase, John reminds Kevin of his prediction on LOCPOD in January that Biden would not be the Democratic nominee; Matt and Kevin react to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling overturning the bribery conviction of former Portage, Indiana Mayor James Snyder.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S12 EP18 - Tay-Tay

    S12 EP18 - Tay-Tay

    Congresswoman AOC’s big rally in the Bronx, or was it; Dave Grohl and Taylor Swift are feuding; from pro-Palestinian protests to the recent vandalism of Stonehenge – what’s with all the unrest these days; sports gambling gone wrong.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    S12 EP17 - I Was Interested In What The Top Of That Cicada Looked Like

    S12 EP17 - I Was Interested In What The Top Of That Cicada Looked Like

    Football trivia on Jeopardy! goes wrong; how do more celebrities fair with the LOCPOD Creepiness test; did The Times local newspaper give Tom the shaft after some of his remarks on the last episode; Speros Batistatos sued by his former employer, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, for fraud and unjust enrichment.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

acabk5 ,

From Upstate NY

Great season!!! Looking forward to 12!!

Season 11 has been really good…fun and informative!

Recently stumbled on to your podcast. I moved to NY two years ago from Lake County and I look forward to each episode. Makes me feel like I’m home in Indiana! Have had some good laughs!

Vicks blue ,

LOCPODers Everywhere!

Thanks for making me a forever fan and proud resident of Hammond! It’s great to hear the mayor be down to earth and so relatable along with everyone on the show.

knight stud ,

Changed my LIFE!!!

You guys are my idols! Please come back soon!

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