13 episodes

Left and right. Blue and red. Elephants and donkeys. Republicans and Democrats. Liberals and conservatives. Progressives and fascists? Either way. There are a lot of ways to label folks on either side of the aisle. But the fact is, we are all just people. We share very similar yet different experiences.

In the Origin Stories Podcast, we explore the lives of many of your favorite heroes and villains in the world of politics. While it may be easy to write someone off because you disagree with their politics it is important to understand where they came from so we can move the conversation forward.

Brent Jabbour spends an hour with movers and shakers in Washington D.C. and beyond the nation’s Capital. Chatting with current and former elected officials, activists, lobbyists, and good old-fashioned talking-heads about their origin stories.

The show is released weekly on Thursdays with an hour of a new and exciting human. (Plus some people we just find fascinating.)

Origin Storie‪s‬ Brent Jabbour

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Left and right. Blue and red. Elephants and donkeys. Republicans and Democrats. Liberals and conservatives. Progressives and fascists? Either way. There are a lot of ways to label folks on either side of the aisle. But the fact is, we are all just people. We share very similar yet different experiences.

In the Origin Stories Podcast, we explore the lives of many of your favorite heroes and villains in the world of politics. While it may be easy to write someone off because you disagree with their politics it is important to understand where they came from so we can move the conversation forward.

Brent Jabbour spends an hour with movers and shakers in Washington D.C. and beyond the nation’s Capital. Chatting with current and former elected officials, activists, lobbyists, and good old-fashioned talking-heads about their origin stories.

The show is released weekly on Thursdays with an hour of a new and exciting human. (Plus some people we just find fascinating.)

    Origin Stories - 012 - Former NFL Punter Chris Kluwe

    Origin Stories - 012 - Former NFL Punter Chris Kluwe

    In Episode 012 of the Origin Stories: A Podcast About Politics and People, longtime talk radio producer Brent Jabbour speaks with Former NFL Punter Chris Kluwe about activism in sports, how he got involved, and how it may have cost his job. We also talk about post-football life, writing a sci-fi novel, creating a board/card game, and still being outspoken.
     
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    More info: http://www.originstoriespodcast.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Origin Stories - 011 - Heidi Harris - Conservative Talk Radio Host

    Origin Stories - 011 - Heidi Harris - Conservative Talk Radio Host

    In Episode 011 of the Origin Stories: A Podcast About Politics and People, longtime talk radio producer Brent Jabbour speaks with Las Vegas Conservative Talk Radio Host Heidi Harris about growing up in Vegas, recently losing her job due to a controversial post on social media, and the state of politics today. (This was recorded in October, so there is a bit on the Kavanaugh hearings.)
     
    As always, if you enjoy the show hit the links below.
     
    Twitter: https://goo.gl/roRQMU
    Itunes: https://apple.co/2Q8SUIQ
    Google Play: https://goo.gl/MoJ2Fq
    More info: http://www.originstoriespodcast.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Origin Stories - 010 - Our Revolution President - Nina Turner

    Origin Stories - 010 - Our Revolution President - Nina Turner

    In Episode 010 of the Origin Stories: A Podcast About Politics and People, longtime talk radio producer Brent Jabbour speaks with Former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, who is now the President of Our Revolution, about our good friend Ed Schultz, her life growing up as the oldest of seven siblings, her political career, and how she still has one good run in her.

    • 49 min
    Origin Stories - 009 - Rick Ungar - Host of the Pod Complex

    Origin Stories - 009 - Rick Ungar - Host of the Pod Complex

    In Episode 009 of the Origin Stories: A Podcast About Politics and People, longtime talk radio producer Brent Jabbour speaks with Rick Ungar, host of the Pod Complex about transitioning from working in entertainment to the world of politics.
     
    As always, if you enjoy the show hit the links below.
     
    Twitter: https://goo.gl/roRQMU
    Itunes: https://apple.co/2Q8SUIQ
    Google Play: https://goo.gl/MoJ2Fq
    More info: http://www.originstoriespodcast.com
    We discuss Rick’s background in entertainment and running the Marvel animation studios in the 1990s.
    Rick talks about how he started as a lawyer in the entertainment industry, and eventually wrote and created Biker Mice from Mars.
    We talk about his transition from Entertainment executive to being involved in politics.
    We discuss his podcast the Pod Complex, which is described as “Charlie Rose for politics,” and the need for discourse between parties.
    We discuss the malfunction in Washington concerning the lack of bipartisan cooperation. In that discussion, we talk about Washington’s lack of willingness to try new things.
    Rick talks about his interest in American healthcare policy helped to facilitate that transition from the entertainment industry to politics. We take that discussion into what Rick’s ideal health care system would be.
    We discuss the theory that no matter how much you like your congressperson, you should fire them.
    We talk about term limits, and while the idea sounds good on the surface, there are some serious issues with it.
    We discuss the fact that third parties don’t want to start from the ground up in establishing leadership.
    We discuss the fact that while it is important to identify the problem, we need to work more on the solutions.

    • 57 min
    Origin Stories - 008 - Former Rep. Jack Kingston - R-GA

    Origin Stories - 008 - Former Rep. Jack Kingston - R-GA

    In Episode 008 of the Origin Stories: A Podcast About Politics and People, longtime talk radio producer Brent Jabbour speaks with Former Rep. Jack Kingston - R-GA about the life experiences that brought him to a life of politics and punditry. We discuss how growing up during the Vietnam War, Desegregation and how the debate over Roe V Wade helped him learn to be engaged in Politics. We also go deep into celebrities and athletes getting involved in the political discussion.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Origin Stories - 007 - Lori Wallach - Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

    Origin Stories - 007 - Lori Wallach - Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

    In Episode 007 of the Origin Stories: A Podcast About Politics and People, longtime talk radio producer Brent Jabbour speaks with Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch about the life experiences that brought her to the forefront of the trade debate. Lori and Brent discuss growing up in Wisconsin, how Ralph Nader influenced her, and just what exactly Public Citizen does.

    • 1 hr

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Cannonsmith ,

Awesome insight!

It’s so refreshing to listen to a podcast where we learn something new. Mr. Jabbour pulls back the curtain on politics in America and lets us look at it straight in the face. Well done!

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