"It's tough for us to wrap our heads around this daily torrent of news...and we're proressionals! How are regular people meant to keep up?" -- that's the question, asked by a veteran journalist on SiriusXM's POTUS Press Pool hosted by Julie Mason, that inspired this podcast. Join screenwriter/unredeemable normie @d_twit and meet his fellow Press Pool superfans, the #POOLIGANS, as well as some of your favorite journalists, operatives and other people of gravity and import!*This independant fan podcast is not associated with SiriusXM*
POOLIPALOOZA 2 -- Meet MR. REACTIONARY (@MrReactionary) and CORONA MONA (@ZichtRichard)
It's HALLOWEEN and we're back with another MEET THE #POOLIGANS episode featuring two gentlemen who are nothing if not impressive: PATRICK (@MrReactionary) is an Air Force veteran with two tours in Afghanistan currently employed by an unnamed government agency while RICHARD (@ZichtRichard) was a public servant working in Child Protective Services and foster care. Together we explore the charms of Julie Mason's @POTUSPressPool, learn about Schipperkes and Australian heelers, find out whether there are in fact UFOs and explore the time travelling properties of British rock formations. All that PLUS The Cheese Story That Would Make Bubbles Jealous! HAPPY RESPONSIBLY DISTANCED HALLOWEEN!
POOLIPALOOZA 2 -- "The Expat & Bolton's Stache" with LEAH DREVES (@ljdreves)and ADAM REIZNER(@adamreizner)
POOLIPALOOZA2 continues with two #POOLIGANS OGs: Our expat living from north of the wall LEAH DREVES (@ljdreves) and John Bolton's evermorphing stache, ADAM REIZNER (@AdamReizner) are with us to chat about the last 2.5 years. Hear what a Canadian resident's experience of the Trump years entailed. Adam shares the single greatest #POOLIGANS Press Pool commitment story ever told. What do they look forward to and what do they dread as the days to the election dwindle down and what are their best-laid plans for election day? A great hour spent with two extraordinary people.
POOLIPALOOZA 2 -- Post-Presidential Debate Roundup w/ Bubbles (@bubblesvampire), KRISTIN (@kchatwin22) and GLENN (@glenn_mcmillen)
It's the POST-SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ROUNDUP with our dear friend and keeper of the #POOLIGANS Bingo cards BUBBLES THE VAMPIRE, audience favorite KRISTIN (@kchatwin22) and our newcomer GLENN (@glenn_mcmillen).
Fresh off the high of a final Presidential Debate we discuss what we saw, heard and what really stuck with us all. We congratulate Rep. Omar on her outstanding gaming rig, debate whether Biden really debated and ponder the usefulness of the what the f**k meter in a time impervious to metering.
POOLIPALOOZA 2 -- "Really, 2,5 Years??" with JO (@jojofromjerz) and DENISE (@denisetut)
We're BACK with POOLIPALOOZA2 -- the leadup to the 2020 Presidential Election! Daily podcasts with new #POOLIGANS and all your favorites await -- we'll meet new people around the country and catch up with some of your favorites.
And speaking of favorites: Neither Jo (@jojofromjerz) nor Denise (@denisetut) need any introduction at this point (but not to worry, they get one anyway). They were kind enough to join me on our first podcast back to reminisce about the past 2.5 years, about Jo's rise to veritable social media star, the difficulty of going back to work during COVID and all the things that have changed since we first met.
Oh, and the importance of vape pens, an actually useful function for unexpected phalluses and why tucking your shirt in while laying down is probably not the soundest strategy.
S3E6 Meet KAZYS VARNELIS (@kazys)
We're back with a brand new episode with one of the most fascinating #POOLIGANS in memory: The one, the one and only KAZYS VARNELIS (@kazys) -- college professor, author, newspaper publisher -- and yes, you're also about to learn how to pronounce his name. He tells us about growing up in a family dominated by an artist, the history of architecture, why urban development of cities frequently fails, glorious wine cellars, plague mask collections...and the one and only Roxy The Cat also holds court.
Learn more about Kazys on his website: https://varnelis.net/
S3E5 Elise Labott (@eliselabott) Veteran Foreign Affairs Journalist
We're thrilled to welcome universally beloved #POOLIGANS favorite ELISE LABOTT (@eliselabott), veteran foreign affairs journalist, to the latest episode! Learn more about the teacher who inspired her career, what really happens at gorgeous palaces and what has and maybe hasn't changed over 20 years of covering administrations. We also discuss French waiters, the charms of podcasting, why journos may have to rethink their approaches to coverage, killer enchiladas and [gasp!] Julie Mason's heart of gold.
Don’t let the title fool you
I admittedly don’t listen to The Press Pool (Sorry Julie!), but this podcast covers way more than the Pooligans’ devotion to the Sirius XM show. It’s fun to listen to the rotating cast discuss current politics and shared interests with lots of riffing along the way! There are also many fascinating interviews with journalists peppered throughout the season. @d_twit is a great host with a charming accent who manages to herd cats while asking thought-provoking questions. Would recommend!
Must listen podcast
The host has a superbly engaging style; and his guests are an amazing cohort of smart and savvy folks from all corners of the continent. Check it out; you shall not be disappointed!
A delightful romp with interesting listeners and journalists
I love listening to Julie Mason and the #POTUSPressPool-but this podcast introduces us to the people behind the #Pooligans. Think you are alone in thinking the world has gone mad? No way my friend! Come on in, grab a drink and commiserate with listeners and journalists who are weathering the insanity with you. You won’t regret it, and you just might make a new friend-or two!