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Conservative, Liberal, Centrist: You gotta screw one, marry one, murder one. Introducing Party of One.

What's the real difference between a Republican and a Democrat? Still believe the game's red vs. blue in Washington? Here's something new for your ears. Party of One pushes past the political posturing and ramped-up rhetoric of division, to uncover a much scarier reality: It's business that's booming, and we're the ones losing. And the stakes couldn't be higher. Tune in for conversations with real reformers like Lawrence Lessig, Chris Hedges, Kshama Sawant, Alice Slater, Aaron Hamlin and more. Party of One is a six-part series that’ll explode everything you thought you knew about American politics. 

Coming July 4th with new episodes weekly. Happy Birthday, America.

From Maffick Podcasts. Produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock.

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Conservative, Liberal, Centrist: You gotta screw one, marry one, murder one. Introducing Party of One.

What's the real difference between a Republican and a Democrat? Still believe the game's red vs. blue in Washington? Here's something new for your ears. Party of One pushes past the political posturing and ramped-up rhetoric of division, to uncover a much scarier reality: It's business that's booming, and we're the ones losing. And the stakes couldn't be higher. Tune in for conversations with real reformers like Lawrence Lessig, Chris Hedges, Kshama Sawant, Alice Slater, Aaron Hamlin and more. Party of One is a six-part series that’ll explode everything you thought you knew about American politics. 

Coming July 4th with new episodes weekly. Happy Birthday, America.

From Maffick Podcasts. Produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock.

    6 - Emerald City

    6 - Emerald City

    It’s the American Dream: “Available” to all, accessible by some, denied to many, indifferent to the consequences — just the way the good lord intended it to be! The productive forces have given us so much stuff, but the endless extraction, manufacture and commodification of planetary and human resources is leading us down a path we won’t be able to recover from. Just how close are we to the breaking point? And what happens next if we don’t rethink how we roll? 
    Special thanks to guests Andrew Constantino, Kshama Sawant, and Vijay Prashad.
    From Maffick Podcasts, Party of One. Written, hosted, and produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock. Theme song by Jonathan Hurley. Production assistance by Eilís O’Neill and Ryan Wentz.
    Notes:
    https://independentmediainstitute.org/fellows/vijay-prashad/
    https://www.seattle.gov/council/sawant
    https://www.statista.com/chart/6949/the-us-cities-with-the-most-homeless-people/
    https://policyadvice.net/insurance/insights/homelessness-statistics/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_and_politics_of_Seattle
    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/01/29/inequality-poverty-divide-republicans-more-than-democrats/
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/spanberger-criticizes-democrats-strategy-in-caucus-call/2020/11/05/6ec2b368-258a-4061-9738-d83ee8971c3c_video.html
    https://today.yougov.com/topics/politics/articles-reports/2019/07/08/government-responsibility-homeless-partisan
    https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/unprecedented-spike-in-u-s-evictions-looming-as-ban-expires-1.1632958
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/jeff-bezos-and-elon-musk-increased-their-wealth-by-dollar217-billion-in-2020-for-this-amount-over-100-million-americans-could-get-dollar2000-checks/ar-BB1cq7c2
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/11/05/us/texas-election-results.html
    https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/report-shows-seattle-area-has-largest-rent-increase-nation-over-past-decade/3C4CAHGUYZFLZOOI4MRDZRG6UY/
    https://www.feedingamerica.org/research
    https://www.american.edu/cas/news/the-growing-hunger-crisis-in-america.cfm
    https://dowbor.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/14Thomas-Piketty.pdf
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0VFfv_Ku6I
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LbAuobvbEk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IqCtSHbrxY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc6R1z5ih2w
    https://www.businessinsider.com/florida-minimum-wage-rise-vote-amendment-15-tipped-employees-workers-2020-11
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmSPyocMRyw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFNUvS7UioE

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    5 - MAD

    5 - MAD

    War. What is it good for? Doesn’t really matter – because the wheels that keep the gears of the military industrial complex turning are spinning as furiously as ever. From comparing missile size to primal displays of brute force, the US has a big one, and we want (nay need) everyone to know it. Where’s the anti-war movement of our parents’ generation today? And why don’t our “progressive” members of Congress stand up to the hawks?
    Endless war is just too profitable for shareholders to walk away, no matter the consequences, no matter the side of the aisle. And it goes beyond body count. It’s changed who we are as humans. 
    Special thanks to guests Chris Hedges and Alice Slater.
    From Maffick Podcasts, Party of One. Written, hosted, and produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock. Theme song by Jonathan Hurley. Production assistance by and Ryan Wentz.
     
    Notes:
    https://truthout.org/articles/military-metaphysics-how-militarism-mangles-the-mind/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWWycdsJOpQ
    https://www.thenation.com/authors/alice-slater/
    https://www.un.org/disarmament/wmd/nuclear/tpnw/
    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/02/09/time-negotiate-peace-space
    https://treaties.un.org/doc/Treaties/2017/07/20170707%2003-42%20PM/Ch_XXVI_9.pdf
    https://www.wagingpeace.org/about/people/associates/
    http://www.nuclearban.us/staff/
    https://scholarlycommons.law.wlu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=powellmemo
    https://tomdispatch.com/demilitarizing-our-democracy/
    https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/democracy-breaks-out-at-the-un-as-122-nations-vote-to-ban-the-bomb/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPOpRdUFu44
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIOOt2T8JZ4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xAiWLtxb4M
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_S._Truman
    https://www.codepink.org/bidensyria
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIrHNuiQ6fQ
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_McCarthy
    https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/world/2021/02/25/us-military-budget-what-can-global-bases-do-vs-covid-cyber-attacks/6419013002/
    https://worldbeyondwar.org/alice-slater/
    https://www.wagingpeace.org/author/alice-slater/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddam_Hussein%27s_novels
    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/12/global-arms-sales-captured-in-4-charts/

    • 41 min
    4 - Dear Brutus

    4 - Dear Brutus

    What’s the real difference between dissent and disloyalty? Why is “subversion” so subjective? And why does advocating for workers rights, affordable housing and racial equity make you a monster? We’re talking political persecution the American way, with a deep dive into one of our darkest chapters as a nation: The House Un-American Activities Committee or HUAC left a body count multiple generations long, all to protect an exclusive money scheme just starting to show how lucrative it could be. Find out why the FBI’s the FBI no matter who’s running shit in Washington.
    Special thanks to guests Dan Bessie and Chip Gibbons. 
    From Maffick Podcasts, Party of One. Written, hosted, and produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock. Theme song by Jonathan Hurley. Production assistance by Frank Brody, Antonio Loya, and Ryan Wentz.
    Notes:
    https://archive.org/details/westernsectionof01unit/page/n9/mode/2up
    https://archive.org/details/westernsectionof03unit/page/n11/mode/2up
    https://muckrack.com/chip-gibbons/articles
    https://rightsanddissent.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Still-Spying-on-Dissent.pdf
    https://www.rightsanddissent.org/2020-annual-report/
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/8452
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qv3vdElwKM
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvah_Bessie
    https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Alvah_Bessie
    http://www.ep.tc/realist/51/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_Un-American_Activities_Committee#Standing_Committee_(1945%E2%80%931975)
    https://www.gracepresbytery.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Letter-from-a-Birmingham-Jail-King.pdf
    https://www.cato.org/multimedia/events/2019-cato-institute-surveillance-conference-afternoon-flash-talks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpYwX7cHk2c
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG3tDZbilcI
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/365/431
    https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/1946-1956/wilkerson.pdf
    https://search.archives.gov/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=national-archives&sort_by=&query=j+edgar+hoover+huac
    https://guides.library.ucla.edu/c.php?g=746004&p=5350676
    https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2018/aug/08/fbi-huac-protests/
    https://sites.google.com/site/ushproject123/chapter-13-huac
    http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/50s/hoover.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMAE8iun_RU

    • 39 min
    3 - The Piper

    3 - The Piper

    Try to imagine a world where corporations don't run Washington. We can't either.
    Most Americans think money plays too big a role in US politics. So where's the bipartisan support for legislating a new path forward? And if the Dems and the GOP aren't going to fix this, how can we? When will cash take a back seat to real human voters? We’re dumpster diving deep into the pockets of one of the richest congresses in US history and finding out just how far both parties will go to ensure that sweet green speaks louder than you.
    Special thanks to guests Peter Overby, Lawrence Lessig, and Ellen Moorhouse.
    From Maffick Podcasts, Party of One. Written, hosted, and produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock. Theme song by Jonathan Hurley. Production assistance by Ryan Wentz.
    Notes:
    https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682286587/house-democrats-introduce-anti-corruption-bill-as-symbolic-first-act
    https://www.npr.org/2019/03/07/701248576/democrats-election-reform-bill-takes-aim-at-dark-money
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/13/embrace-irony
    https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2020/10/cost-of-2020-election-14billion-update/
    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/mar/01/ronna-mcdaniel/yes-aclu-has-criticized-hr-1-heres-why/
    https://cha.house.gov/sites/democrats.cha.house.gov/files/documents/committee_docs/H.R.%201_Sarbanes_Section-by-Section_FINAL.pdf
    https://act.represent.us/sign/money-politics-problem/
    https://www.aclu.org/letter/aclu-letter-house-rules-committee-hr-1
    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/05/08/most-americans-want-to-limit-campaign-spending-say-big-donors-have-greater-political-influence/
    https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=(title:26%20section:9033%20edition:prelim)
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr1%22%5D%7D&r=1&s=1#toc-H0C72CA940E684A0986583236950CC71E
    https://truthout.org/articles/house-rejects-cori-bushs-amendment-on-voting-rights-for-incarcerated-people/
    https://www.newsweek.com/which-countries-felons-vote-1405142
    https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=(title:52%20section:30116%20edition:prelim)
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/pelosi-s-hr1-bill-a-blatant-power-grab-for-democrats/ar-BB1ekEx0
    https://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_A2Sec1.html
    https://theintercept.com/2021/03/04/hr1-voting-reform-for-the-people-house/
    https://www.gp.org/hr1
    https://peoplesparty.org/response-hr1/
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/activists-want-to-save-voting-rights-bill-by-killing-the-filibuster/ar-BB1eh6Zj
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/52/30116
    https://www.fec.gov/help-candidates-and-committees/candidate-taking-receipts/contribution-limits/
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/everyone-knows-money-influences-politics-except-scientists/
    https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2013/10/25/lobbying-money-does-not-buy-policy/
    https://ballotpedia.org/SpeechNOW.org_v._Federal_Election_Commission
    https://www.npr.org/2019/05/07/720050070/democrats-want-to-end-dark-money-but-first-they-want-to-use-it
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/democrats-used-rail-against-dark-money-now-they-re-better-n1239830
    https://www.opensecrets.org/elections-overview

    • 40 min
    2 - Spoiled

    2 - Spoiled

    What would happen if we stopped buying the line that asking for what we want is somehow bad? Republicans or Democrats not your thing? Then you’re a disruptive a*****e spoiling it for everybody else. Is it an accident that things are like this? You know better than that. Listen to find out who’s really spoiled by this system, and why how we vote really does make a difference, even if it’s not how you might think. 
    Special thanks to guests Angela Walker, Aaron Hamlin, and Lee Drutman.
    From Maffick Podcasts, Party of One. Written, hosted, and produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock. Theme song by Jonathan Hurley. Production assistance by Charles Davis and Ryan Wentz.
    Notes:
    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pennsylvania-supreme-court-rules-green-party-states-2020/story?id=73076666
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/01/two-party-system-broke-constitution/604213/
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/22/us/politics/green-party-republicans-hawkins.html
    https://electionscience.org/
    https://www.gp.org/oklahoma
    https://www.voterstudygroup.org/publication/spoiler-alert
    https://people.howstuffworks.com/10-third-party-presidential-candidates.htm#pt6
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election/green-party-howie-hawkins-2020-us-election-trump-biden-a9591151.html
    https://people.howstuffworks.com/third-party-candidate.htm
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGc9LzOySJs
    https://truthout.org/articles/tv-networks-should-open-up-the-presidential-debates/
    https://www.rankedchoicevoting.org/
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8755513/Kanye-West-spent-3-million-gather-signatures-make-presidential-ballot-15-states.html

    • 32 min
    1 - The Commission

    1 - The Commission

    Political debate -- remember when that was a thing? Characterized by intelligent, sophisticated argument, logic, and reasoning? Welp, not anymore. Especially if we’re talking about the US presidential debates. The Super Bowl of the US election cycle has become a train wreck: fewer moral maxims, more Mad Max-ims. What if we told you that wasn’t an accident?
    Special thanks to guests Nancy Neuman, Vicky Harian Strella, and George Farah.
    From Maffick Podcasts, Party of One. Written, hosted, and produced by Amanda Getty and Gregory Haddock. Theme song by Jonathan Hurley. Production assistance by Ryan Wentz.
    Notes:
    https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/statement-nancy-m-neuman-president-league-women-voters
    https://www.opendebates.org/
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/213862/no-debate-by-george-farah/

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

DevNaps ,

Ever wondered what went so wrong with this country?

This podcast lays it all out there in a totally approachable but thorough way. Informative, compelling, and super entertaining. One of the absolute best political podcasts out there!

KORTKNEEE1989 ,

Pretty sure this is produced by Russia Today aka Russian state own media

Idk seems pretty sus

Brantman1 ,

Fantastic

Tired of throwing shade at the other side? Let’s find some common ground. Like how sketchy politics is no matter who’s doing the politicking.

Party of One is a fantastically well produced podcast that’ll have you questioning everything you think you know about how the world works. Most especially in the striking difference between ‘bipartisan’ and ‘nonpartisan’ and how one can be a helluva lot scarier than the other.

Do yourself a favor and learn a thing or two, give these guys a chance.

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