Moderate Party is a political podcast for Moderates, Centrists, and Independents. Each week, Hillari Lombard will be joined by conservatives, liberals, politicians, journalists, activists, educators, and any one else with a good idea on how to improve our Country. She will take an honest look at the week’s news and have inspiring conversations with top political thinkers — all while trying to add some energy to the Moderate Movement
Israel's Impossible Situation
In today’s episode of Moderate Party, Hillari reflects on Hamas’s attack on Israel and the implications around the world. We’ll explore the nature of Hamas as an organization, the role of Iran, and what comes next. Full Show Notes and Links
America First: The History of the Republican Party
How does the Party of Lincoln become the Party of Trump? In Part Two of our series examining the history of American Political Parties, Hillari takes a look at the Republican Party. Today's episode examines the height of Republican power, the era of the moderate Republicans, and the rise of American Conservatism within the party. This episode is an honest and fair look at the ideological origins of the modern GOP.
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Why is the United States Running Out of Medicine?
Drug shortages reached a five-year peak at the end of 2022, impacting almost 300 pharmaceutical products including basic treatments such as IV saline and antibiotics. That’s a 30% increase between 2021 and 2022. Hospitals are running out of the drugs necessary to do surgery, treat cancer, and stop blood hemorrhages. Things are getting worse. Drug […]
Doing things differently with Rob Sand
In the first episode of the new year, and our new season, Hillari sits down with Rob Sand. In addition to being a moderate, and serving as the Iowa State Auditor, Rob is one of the few elected officials working to combat polarization in a big way. He’s a bridge builder, a problem solver and […]
You can't fix what you don't understand with Shawn Healy
When it comes to government and politics — it is easy to be cynical. The phrase “politicians are corrupt” gets tossed around so casually that it’s become cliche. The American people’s cynicism toward it’s government shows up in polls all the time. According to a Pew Research poll, 6/10 Americans aren’t happy with how democracy […]
Moderates take the midterms with Debbie Cox Bultan
Hillari Lombard is joined by Debbie Cox Bultan to discuss the success of moderate candidates in the midterm elections. They chat about why issues like faith and patriotism belong to one party over the other, the role abortion played in the election results, Biden, and lessons both parties should be learning. Episode links: Learn more […]
I believe I lean right of center, but I do throughly enjoy this podcast.
Don’t miss out on this party!
Not sure what took me so long, but I am so grateful I finally showed up to the Moderate Party podcast. Hillari Lombard offers a steady, inquisitive voice, moderating (😉) the conversation with genuine curiosity and hopeful but sober outlook. Her only agenda seems to be to create a real space for diving deep on topics that don’t get much fair treatment or time in popular media sites. I just feel better knowing their are others out there asking the same questions I am - even when we know easy answers don’t exist. Thanks to Hillari Lombard for throwing this much-needed weekly get-together.
Fresh perspective - always learn something new
I like this podcast a lot. I always learn something new and it’s nice to be able to hear about politics without feeling like you’re being fed rhetoric or spin. MORE FOREIGN POLICY EPS PLEASE