100 episodes

Polilogue dives into the conversations that dominate the Sunday morning political shows.  We look at the policymaker, the politician, and the journalist—because each is critical and each demands criticism.  With extensive audio clips from the Sunday shows, Polilogue is released in time for your Monday commute.

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Polilogue dives into the conversations that dominate the Sunday morning political shows.  We look at the policymaker, the politician, and the journalist—because each is critical and each demands criticism.  With extensive audio clips from the Sunday shows, Polilogue is released in time for your Monday commute.

    Episode 193: New Election Perspectives

    Episode 193: New Election Perspectives

    The 2020 election is just around the corner and the Sunday shows explained just what is at stake. Several Senate elections that were originally expected to win alongside President Trump are now toss ups. Today on Polilogue we look at the discussions that took place on the Sunday talk shows about the presidential election, the Senate races, and the now third spike in Covid cases.
    Chapters
    Introduction
    Highlight / Lowlight
    Election Momentum
    COVID Spikes
    Show Rankings
    Dialogue Challenge
    Shows discussed 
    Face the Nation on CBS
    State of the Union on CNN
    Fox News Sunday on FOX
    This Week on ABC
    Meet the Press on NBC
    The Instagram clip: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CGU4MT1AwrT/?igshid=16h2cci4w2uk5
    Contact us
    Email us at podcast@polilogue.com or you can send us your feedback @PolilogueCast. You can also follow us at @sotonaomi_ and @bsteidle.
    Support the show: We produce Polilogue out of our own pocket. If you’d like to support the show with a one-time or recurring donation, please visit our donate page here. Or leave a review on iTunes, Apple Music, or the Apple Podcast library. Thank you!
    Check out some of our other work: 
    Brendan’s website: www.armisticedesigns.com  
    Naomi's website: www.startwithaquestion.org

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 192: The Final Debate Trump vs. Biden

    Episode 192: The Final Debate Trump vs. Biden

    In this special episode, we analyze the final presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. We look critically at all sides of the debate. We divide our episode into three segments: Kristen Welker’s outstanding moderation, President Trump’s constrained temperament, and how Vice President Biden sets the record straight.
    CHAPTERS:
    Introduction
    First Impressions
    Kristen Welker Shines
    President Trump Tones it Down
    Joe Biden’s Vision
    Who Won the Debate?
    End of Debate Season!
    Email us at podcast@polilogue.com or you can send us your feedback @PolilogueCast. You can also follow us at @sotonaomi_ and @bsteidle.
    Support the show: We produce Polilogue out of our own pocket and a significant commitment of time every week. If you’d like to support the show with a one-time or recurring donation, please visit our donate page here. Thank you!
    Brendan’s website: www.armisticedesigns.com  
     Naomi's website: www.startwithaquestion.org

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 191: COVID Déjà Vu

    Episode 191: COVID Déjà Vu

    With just about two weeks to election day, the coronavirus is striking back. Cases are on the rise across the country and around the world. On today’s episode of Polilogue, we look at how the Sunday shows covered the re-emergence of the COVID story. Then, we sample some of the messaging from the two parties on the state of the presidential race. This is all ahead of our special episode on Thursday’s debate—which you can expect in your podcast feed on Friday morning.
    Chapters
    Introduction
    Highlight / Lowlight
    The Third Spike
    COVID Relief
    Election Sprint
    Show Rankings
    Dialogue Challenge
    Shows discussed 
    Face the Nation on CBS
    State of the Union on CNN
    Fox News Sunday on FOX
    This Week on ABC
    Meet the Press on NBC
    Contact us
    Email us at podcast@polilogue.com or you can send us your feedback @PolilogueCast. You can also follow us at @sotonaomi_ and @bsteidle.
    Support the show: We produce Polilogue out of our own pocket. If you’d like to support the show with a one-time or recurring donation, please visit our donate page here. Or leave a review on iTunes, Apple Music, or the Apple Podcast library. Thank you!
    Check out some of our other work: 
    Brendan’s website: www.armisticedesigns.com  
    Naomi's website: www.startwithaquestion.org

    • 1 hr
    Episode 190: SCOTUS Nomination Heats Up Election

    Episode 190: SCOTUS Nomination Heats Up Election

    We are less than a month away from the presidential election. Today on Polilogue, we look at how the shows talk to and about voters. We also review interviews with the presidential campaigns and prominent Republican and Democratic senators in the middle of a Supreme Court nomination fight.
    Chapters
    Introduction
    Highlight / Lowlight
    Voter Sentiments
    Changes to the Supreme Court
    Show Rankings
    Dialogue Challenge
    Shows discussed 
    Face the Nation on CBS
    State of the Union on CNN
    Fox News Sunday on FOX
    This Week on ABC
    Meet the Press on NBC
    Contact us
    Email us at podcast@polilogue.com or you can send us your feedback @PolilogueCast. You can also follow us at @sotonaomi_ and @bsteidle.
    Support the show: We produce Polilogue out of our own pocket. If you’d like to support the show with a one-time or recurring donation, please visit our donate page here. Or leave a review on iTunes, Apple Music, or the Apple Podcast library. Thank you!
    Check out some of our other work: 
    Brendan’s website: www.armisticedesigns.com  
    Naomi's website: www.startwithaquestion.org

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 189: The Vice Presidential Debate

    Episode 189: The Vice Presidential Debate

    In this special episode, we analyze the first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris. We look critically at all sides of the debate. We divide our episode into three segments, covering Susan Page’s MIA moderation, Pence’s bizarro reality, and the Kamala Harris answer.
    CHAPTERS:
    Introduction
    Where is Susan Page?
    The Pence World
    The Kamala Answer
    The Fly
    Email us at podcast@polilogue.com or you can send us your feedback @PolilogueCast. You can also follow us at @sotonaomi_ and @bsteidle.
    Support the show: We produce Polilogue out of our own pocket and a significant commitment of time every week. If you’d like to support the show with a one-time or recurring donation, please visit our donate page here. Thank you!
    Brendan’s website: www.armisticedesigns.com  
     Naomi's website: www.startwithaquestion.org

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 188: Trump Hospitalized with COVID

    Episode 188: Trump Hospitalized with COVID

    President Trump has COVID-19 and is currently hospitalized. Just a single month ahead of the election and the same week as the presidential debate! That would be enough, but there’s more to talk about this Sunday as the world struggled to understand the severity of the president’s illness. On today’s episode, we break down the conversations on the Sunday shows into two segments: the credibility crisis and the impact on the election.
    Chapters
    Introduction
    Highlight / Lowlight
    The Credibility Crisis in Trumpworld
    The Election Consequences
    Show Rankings
    Dialogue Challenge
    Shows discussed 
    Face the Nation on CBS
    State of the Union on CNN
    Fox News Sunday on FOX
    This Week on ABC
    Meet the Press on NBC
    Resources
    Dr. Anthony Fauci Speaks to the Likelihood of Vaccines for HIV and COVID-19 (American Journal of Managed Care)
    U.S. Public Now Divided Over Whether to Get COVID-19 Vaccine (Pew Research Center)
    Contact us
    Email us at podcast@polilogue.com or you can send us your feedback @PolilogueCast. You can also follow us at @sotonaomi_ and @bsteidle.
    Support the show: We produce Polilogue out of our own pocket. If you’d like to support the show with a one-time or recurring donation, please visit our donate page here. Or leave a review on iTunes, Apple Music, or the Apple Podcast library. Thank you!
    Check out some of our other work: 
    Brendan’s website: www.armisticedesigns.com  
    Naomi's website: www.startwithaquestion.org

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

TMac237 ,

Great podcast

I look forward to listening every Monday morning. I feel this is an efficient way to stay up to date on Sunday political shows without having to watch/listen to all of them but also direct me to review shows with the most interesting or consequential interviews or panels.

RobSub ,

A Gem

This is a niche gem of podcast. I love the focus and intelligence of these host. They deconstruct the narratives of interviewees and the host of the Sunday shows providing good insight with excellent commentary.

SingItBack ,

Excellent

I’ve been listening to the podcast for several months now, after hearing an ad for it on another podcast. Polilogue has become one of my favorite podcasts and I look forward to new episodes each Monday. I really appreciate how much research and work the hosts put in each week to produce an intelligent and informative podcast that’s unlike any other I’ve heard.

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