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Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity in the mix. #StirThePot #Resist #p2 #progressiveChristian #Exvangelical

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    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity in the mix. #StirThePot #Resist #p2 #progressiveChristian #Exvangelical

    This Is America

    This Is America

    The year 2021 has begun in the United States with a tragic attack on democracy. On January 6, pro-Trump rioters who were taking part in a protest stormed the US Capitol Building in Washington DC, during a joint session of Congress held to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. The Capitol attack, incited by the rhetoric of Donald Trump and other Republican politicians, led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol police officer who was murdered by rioters. It has led to many questions about possible Trumpist infiltration of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, racial and political bias in how we view the act of protest, the health of American democracy, and many more.
    Ervin Johnson II, cofounder of Shining Otaku Comics, joins Jaye to discuss the Capitol Riots and the surrounding issues, as well as what happens next - both to Donald Trump and to America. This informal conversation also includes some levity - as sometimes we need to laugh to keep from crying.
    *Correction: Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are the first Black and Jewish US senator respectively representing the State of Georgia.
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    • 49 min
    War on Christmas 2020

    War on Christmas 2020

    In the fourth annual Potstirrer Podcast War on Christmas Special, Jaye reflects on the strange, horrifying year that was 2020. Would a decently better response to the pandemic have netted Donald Trump a second term? And does incoming president Joe Biden have the fight in him to take on the groups who are seeking to end democracy in the United States?
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    Source Links:
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-naacp-kkk-act-lawsuit-black-voters-b1777750.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/22/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-virtually-nobody.html
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/16/trump-appointee-demanded-herd-immunity-strategy-446408
    https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-federal-govt-fema-accused-taking-states-masks-ventilator-orders-2020-4
    https://www.vox.com/2020/4/10/21215578/trump-ventilators-coronavirus-cory-gardner-colorado-jared-polis-patronage
    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-29/california-broken-ventilators-silicon-valley-newsom
    https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000176-6c7e-d0c3-ab77-7dff0c950001
    https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000176-6c8b-df56-a3f6-7dbb86720000
    https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-liberate-michigan-tweet-plot-kidnap-gretchen-whitmer-governor-1537719
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-53715084
    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/17/trump-tweets-liberate-michigan-other-states-democratic-governors/5152037002/
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/20/how-shake-shack-potbelly-and-ruths-chris-got-small-business-loans.html
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/24/business/ruth-chris-jpmorgan-small-business-ppp/index.html
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    • 42 min
    Jaye's Top Five Terrible Humans

    Jaye's Top Five Terrible Humans

    In this flashback bonus episode - originally a two-parter first released in May and June of 2019, Jaye shares her Top Five Terrible Humans List. These are influential Americans, dead or alive, who made a negative contribution to their sphere of influence during their lifetime. In this episode, Jaye discusses her purely, 100 percent subjective criteria, dishonorable mentions, and the full list of Terrible Humans. Neither Donald Trump nor Mike Pence can be found on the list, because that's way too easy. But listen in to see who does make the list!
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    Source Links:
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2007/10/reading-my-grandfather-s-son-by-clarence-thomas.html
    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/10/31/donors-adds-one-hundred-thousand-dollars-reward-tamara-strawberry-greene-death/1830285002/
    https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news/articles/2019-03-28/the-controversial-race-research-devos-used-to-revoke-school-discipline-guidance
    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/betsy-devos/story?id=43745520
    https://publicintegrity.org/2005/05/26/5838/organizational-donors
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/12/08/a-sobering-look-at-what-betsy-devos-did-to-education-in-michigan-and-what-she-might-do-as-secretary-of-education/?utm_term=.ebc5faadca14
    https://www.mlive.com/news/2018/05/michigan_schools_on_a_race_to.html
    https://www.christiancentury.org/blog-post/liberty-university-your-roots-are-showing
    https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5502785
    https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1953700
    https://www.thenation.com/article/agent-intolerance/
    https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/education/2017/02/16/bju-regains-nonprofit-status-17-years-after-dropped-discriminatory-policy/98009170/
    https://www.freep.com/story/opinion/2018/05/26/coleman-young-myths/638105002/
    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/oakland-county/2016/09/20/patterson-sue-syria-refugee/90753592/
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/01/27/drop-dead-detroit
    https://www.kqed.org/news/11209729/did-the-emptying-of-mental-hospitals-contribute-to-homelessness-here
    https://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/30/science/how-release-of-mental-patients-began.html
    https://www.salon.com/2013/09/29/ronald_reagans_shameful_legacy_violence_the_homeless_mental_illness/
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2015/12/01/a-disturbing-new-glimpse-at-the-reagan-administrations-indifference-to-aids/?utm_term=.bd885a87f9bb
    https://hornet.com/stories/ronald-reagan-hiv/
    http://www.factlv.org/timeline.htm
    http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/insite?page=kb-01-03
    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
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    Moonquake composed by Nana Kwabena
    Fiend (Sting) composed by Jingle Punks
    Barely Small composed by Freedom Trail Studio
    Ducky Funk composed by Quincas Moreira
    After Thought composed by Density & Time
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    Away composed by Patrick

    • 55 min
    A Republic, If You Can Keep It

    A Republic, If You Can Keep It

    The 2020 US general election has taken place, and after days of counting in several swing states, former Vice-President Joe Biden has won the election decisively over Donald Trump. However, the expected gains for Democrats in Congress - the "blue wave" - were not realized. Why did this result occur? Jaye details what she believes is the real reason why centrist Democrats are blaming progressives and black activists for the unmet expectations in Congress.
    Meanwhile, Trump has yet to concede the presidential election to Biden, and has pushed the courts and state legislatures to set aside the election results in favor of gifting him a second term, citing "fraud" that has yet to be proven in a court of law. Are Trump's efforts a sign of a soft coup, or a grift? And should Americans be concerned about democracy, even as it appears Trump is failing in his efforts?
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    Source Material:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/11/06/memo-centrist-democrats-stop-blaming-progressives-house-losses/ 
    Cohen, Andrew. 2014. Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours That Made History. 2014. McClelland & Stewart.
    https://www.jfklibrary.org/asset-viewer/report-to-the-american-people-on-civil-rights-11-june-1963 
    https://ballotpedia.org/California%27s_45th_Congressional_District 
    https://www.justice.gov/crt/title-ii-civil-rights-act-public-accommodations 
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/06/title-vii-because-of-sex-howard-smith-history.html 
    https://www.senate.gov/about/powers-procedures/filibusters-cloture/civil-rights-filibuster-ended.htm 
    https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/10/remarks-president-lbj-presidential-library-civil-rights-summit 
    https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/chair-of-wayne-county-board-of-canvassers-states-her-case-why-she-didnt-certify-election 
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/11/19/wayne-county-rescind-certifying-election/ 
    https://photos.metrotimes.com/the-best-twitter-reactions-to-grosse-pointe-antifa/?slide=1&grosse-pointe-antifa-twitter1 
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2020/11/18/no-detroit-did-not-report-more-votes-than-people/?sh=408ddcd61baa 
    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2020/11/21/suit-stop-trump-campaign-pressuring-michigan-elections-officials/6379517002/ 
    https://detroitmi.gov/webapp/election-results 
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-fundraising-insigh/donations-under-8k-to-trump-election-defense-instead-go-to-president-rnc-idUSKBN27R309 
    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/frum-trumpocracy/550685/ 
    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
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    Chilltronic composed by RKVC
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    75 & Lower composed by DJ Williams
    Six Feet Off the Ground composed by Nana Kwabena

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Last Stand

    The Last Stand

    The 2020 US general election is coming up, and it's time to get ready! Jaye discusses political polling - including why the 2016 presidential poll predictions were not as much of a failure as it has been reported in the press. Will 2020 be a repeat of 2016? Also, Jaye discusses the current landscape and provides guidance in case of a Donald Trump victory or should Joe Biden win the election.
    Election Protection Hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)
    Voter Protection Information: https://www.lawyerscommittee.org/project/election-protection/
    https://www.vote.org/election-protection/
    Election Night Livestream on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QqpYfH_sh0E
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    Source Material:
    https://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/president/
    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/president-general/national/
    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/
    https://www.scribbr.com/methodology/reliability-vs-validity/#:~:text=Reliability%20is%20about%20the%20consistency,results%2C%20especially%20in%20quantitative%20research.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/27/cnbc-all-america-economic-survey-biden-still-holds-a-big-lead-over-trump-but-race-could-tighten.html
    https://www.math.upenn.edu/~deturck/m170/wk4/lecture/case1.html
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/2749114
    https://www.aapor.org/Education-Resources/Reports/An-Evaluation-of-2016-Election-Polls-in-the-U-S.aspx
    https://thehill.com/homenews/media/522016-trafalgar-chief-pollster-predicts-trump-victory-polls-predominantly-missing
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-invisible-undecided-voter/
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/18/donald-trumps-toughest-hurdle-2020-election-win-few-undecideds/3654305001/
    https://doi.org/10.1515/spp-2016-0005
    https://www.pewresearch.org/methods/2017/03/31/are-telephone-polls-understating-support-for-trump/
    https://www.wpr.org/polls-missed-mark-2016-experts-say-things-are-different-2020
    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
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    Aurora Currents by Asher Fulero
    Minor Blues for Booker by E's Jammy Jams
    Rescuer by Dan Mason
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    • 57 min
    1984

    1984

    In the runup to the 2020 US general election, many events have occurred on local, state and federal levels that point to an authoritarian slide for the United States. Jaye discusses some of these events, including the presidential and vice-presidential debates, the plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Kentucky grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case, Donald Trump's ban of "critical race theory" in public schools, and the rushed efforts to confirm staunch conservative Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court in advance of the election. Focusing on the example set by the Christian Right, Jaye makes the case for progressives voting for Joe Biden in this election, and warns that on this year's ballot is the fate of this democratic republic.
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    Source Material:
    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/10/08/feds-thwart-militia-plot-kidnap-michigan-gov-gretchen-whitmer/5922301002/ 
    https://6abc.com/gretchen-whitmer-michigan-governor-wolverine-watchmen-gov/6867073/ 
    https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-government/wolverine-watchmen-militia-linked-whitmer-kidnap-plot-has-boogaloo-ties 
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2018/04/18/trump-calls-californias-sanctuary-laws-a-ridiculous-crime-infested-breeding-concept/ 
    https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/518031-trumps-good-genes-speech-echoes-racial-eugenics 
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/online-vulnerable-experts-find-nearly-three-dozen-u-s-voting-n1112436 
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/07/kentucky-ag-seeks-to-ban-breonna-taylor-jurors-from-speaking-publicly/ 
    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/520209-kentucky-attorney-general-asks-court-to-block-grand-juror-from 
    https://www.npr.org/2020/09/22/915843471/trump-expands-ban-on-racial-sensitivity-training-to-federal-contractors 
    https://www.history.com/news/mendez-school-segregation-mexican-american 
    https://www.nytimes.com/1983/05/25/us/high-court-bans-tax-exemptions-for-schools-with-racial-barriers-excerpts.html
    https://scholarship.law.wm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2708&context=wmlr 
    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/religious-right-real-origins-107133 
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/ruth-bader-ginsburg-rbg-dying-wish.html 
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54312699
    https://peopleofpraise.org/about/faq/ 
    https://marriageinchrist.com/faq/ 
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/30/people-of-praise-amy-coney-barrett-website 
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/04/us/politics/biden-covid-test-trump.html 
    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
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    Higher Octane composed by Vans in Japan
    Land of the RetroOnes composed by RAGE
    Bring Me Your Sorrows composed by Dan Lebowitz
    Sun Awakening composed by Futuremono

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Big Brother B ,

So good!

Jaye has SUCH a great voice, smooth and easy to listen to. She delivers info like no one else.

livimeikle ,

Informative, thoughtful, academic without ever sounding pretentious

This is my kind of listen—really informative, thoughtful, academic without ever sounding pretentious, and raising my thinking to a new level about topics I don’t know much about. The episode with an incisive discussion of 1960s Detroit and the lead up to the riots of 1967 was especially fascinating and very helpful in getting my mind around the history involved. Her “did you know” sections are a great overview of related-but-tangential topics and are really helpful in understanding more complicated aspects of America’s history. I’ll definitely be adding this podcast to my regular rotation and anticipate the pod being really helpful for my college students as well—I’ll very likely be adding certain episodes to my teaching syllabi next semester.

Dr. Toboggan (Mantis) ,

Love it

Really good show. keep it up!

Brent from Hysteria 51

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