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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

Potstirrer Podcast Jaye Pool

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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

    War on Christmas 2021

    War on Christmas 2021

    In the annual Potstirrer Podcast holiday special War on Christmas 2021, Jaye's husband Chuckles joins to discuss walking away from political conservatism and the Republican Party. Chuckles and Jaye discuss issues such as the Second Amendment, broken governance, and more.
    Twitter: @potstirrercast
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    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
    http://strangerstillshow.com/
    http://jonathanbiegen.com
    Carol of the Bells composed by Audionautix
    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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    • 26 min
    Voter Suppression Part 3: Undefeated

    Voter Suppression Part 3: Undefeated

    This multi-episode series is about efforts to suppress or limit the vote in certain communities across the United States in order to achieve specific outcomes. In Part 3, Jaye talks about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the voting rights timeline following the VRA being signed into law. Several methods of voter suppression, from gerrymandering to restrictive voter ID laws, criminal penalties for ballot collection, and more are discussed, as well as potential solutions. Jaye warns of the endgame for voter suppression - minority rule in the face of increased diversity in America.
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    Source Material:
    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CHRG-113hhrg81983/pdf/CHRG-113hhrg81983.pdf 
    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CHRG-116hhrg39930/pdf/CHRG-116hhrg39930.pdf 
    https://www.heritage.org/voterfraud-print/search?combine=&state=All&year=&case_type=24487&fraud_type=All 
    http://www.projectvote.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/Politics_of_Voter_Fraud_Final.pdf 
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/10/us/politics/voting-fraud.html 
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/25/white-women-husbands-voting 
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/19/voter-intimidation-republicans-democrats-midterm-elections 
    https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/fcc-dangerously-wrong-let-foreign-companies-spend-u-s-elections-n1283685? icid=msd_botrecric https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2017/04/rebekah_mason_suggested_closur.html 
    https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=100&page=transcript 
    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=896786 
    https://www.history.com/news/african-american-voting-right-15th-amendment 
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/4 
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/2747 
    https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/10/remarks-president-lbj-presidential-library-civil-rights-summit 
    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/mar/29/josh-holmes/facts-about-georgias-ban-food-water-giveaways-vote/ 
    https://www.justice.gov/crt/jurisdictions-previously-covered-section-5 
    https://archive.ph/20200503150736/https://www.pewtrusts.org/de/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2018/09/04/polling-places-remain-a-target-ahead-of-november-elections#selection-1171.154-1187.1 
    https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/supreme-court-rules-ohios-controversial-system-purging-voters-legal 
    https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/racial-turnout-gap-grew-jurisdictions-previously-covered-voting-rights 
    https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/19-1257_g204.pdf 
    https://www.brookings.edu/blog/how-we-rise/2019/09/12/setting-the-record-straight-on-black-voter-turnout/ 
    https://www.npr.org/2021/02/28/970877930/why-republicans-are-moving-to-fix-elections-that-werent-broken 
    https://www.wtoc.com/2021/04/21/born-without-birth-certificate-lifelong-struggle-some-south/ 
    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
    http://strangerstillshow.com/ 
    http://jonathanbiegen.com 
    Macaroon 5 composed by Audionautix
    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 
    Artist: http://audionautix.com/ 
    Dub Gun composed by TrackTribe 
    Rest Easy composed by Vans in Japan
    Cats Searching for the Truth composed by Nat Keefe & Hot Buttered Rum
    I Feel You composed by Kevin MacLeod
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    Right On Red composed by Audionautix
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Pied Piper of R&B

    The Pied Piper of R&B

    CONTENT WARNING: The following episode includes discussion of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse, including that of children. Listener discretion is advised.
    This public release of a bonus episode originally released on Patreon in April 2019 includes extra bonus segments from Jaye's conversation with her brother Ervin that were not included in Episode 49. This episode includes further reaction to the documentary "Surviving R. Kelly," why R. Kelly calls himself the "Pied Piper of R&B," allegations against Michael Jackson of child molestation that were made in the documentary "Leaving Neverland," and deeper discussion of manga and Ervin's manga-styled comic "Gods of Life."
    Shining Otaku Comics:
    @ShiningOtaku
    https://shiningotaku.com/ 
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChMMvE6POQTznkRs-fkSAag 
    Twitter: @potstirrercast
    IG: @potstirrerpodcast
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    Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com
    Source Links:
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/us/r-kelly-verdict/index.html 
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-r-kelly-chicago-federal-charges-trial-date-20211020-d3zbs2to7faxjlbx4i6hdtvecu-story.html 
    https://abc7chicago.com/r-kelly-sentence-news-today-chicago/11147016/ 
    https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/after-new-york-conviction-r-kelly-still-faces-charges-in-chicago/2623687/ 
    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
    http://strangerstillshow.com/ 
    Runaway composed by THBD

    • 30 min
    Potstirrer SCOOPS!: The Great Resignation

    Potstirrer SCOOPS!: The Great Resignation

    In this episode, Jaye discusses "The Great Resignation," the abnormally high number of American workers voluntarily walking away from work, which has been a constant trend since April 2021. Why are so many workers leaving their jobs or even careers? Jaye dispels the myth of the "lazy unemployed who don't want to work," and points out what most "quitters" are actually doing once they resign. In addition, Jaye talks about vaccine mandates instituted by the public and private sector, and reveals what is truly to blame for the difficult choice many vaccine hesitant people face between taking "the jab" or losing their source of income.
    Related Episode - The Equalizer https://potstirrerpodcast.com/2020/03/26/episode-73-the-equalizer/
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    Source Links:
    https://hbr.org/2021/09/who-is-driving-the-great-resignation 
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/10/great-resignation-accelerating/620382/ 
    https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2021/10/19/1047032996/why-are-so-many-americans-quitting-their-jobs 
    https://www.bls.gov/news.release/jolts.nr0.htm 
    https://www.businessinsider.com/record-number-workers-quit-fourth-month-labor-shortage-delta-economy-2021-9 
    https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/unemployment-rate 
    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/31/federal-unemployment-benefits-end-in-a-week-states-wont-extend-them.html 
    https://www.economicshelp.org/blog/453/unemployment/definition-of-full-employment/ 
    https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/patient-safety-outcomes/estimates-of-americans-with-long-covid-19-per-state.html 
    https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/federal-vaccine-mandate.aspx 
    https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/employers-confused-about-covid-19-vaccine-rules.aspx 
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/09/09/executive-order-on-requiring-coronavirus-disease-2019-vaccination-for-federal-employees/ 
    https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-business/chapter/the-history-of-unions/ 
    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
    http://strangerstillshow.com/ 
    http://jonathanbiegen.com 
    Cake [NCS Release] composed by RetroVision
    Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.
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    Stoner Things composed by Patiño

    • 27 min
    Potstirrer Scoops! - Illusion of Safety

    Potstirrer Scoops! - Illusion of Safety

    Jaye announces a move to a Thursday fortnightly schedule, and introduces Potstirrer Scoops! - a shorter, commentary-based format that will be used for some episodes going forward.
    In the first episode of Potstirrer Scoops!, Jaye discusses the recent arrest of two Columbus, Ohio police officers on federal drug charges. Topics covered include the drug war, the opioid epidemic, medical racism, and police corruption.
    Related Series - America's Drug War: https://potstirrerpodcast.com/tag/war-on-drugs/
    Twitter: @potstirrercast
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    Source Links:
    https://www.statnews.com/2016/09/29/why-fentanyl-is-deadlier-than-heroin/
    https://www.cdc.gov/opioids/basics/fentanyl.html
    https://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5900(14)00905-5/pdf
    https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/violence-injury-prevention-program/drug-overdose/
    https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdoh/pr/columbus-police-officers-charged-crimes-related-distributing-least-7-kilograms-fentan-0
    https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/local/2021/09/30/what-we-know-columbus-ohio-police-john-kotchkoski-marco-merino/5921633001/
    https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/local/2021/09/30/officers-merino-and-kotchkoski-among-least-12-columbus-cops-pd-officer-charged-drug-trafficking-scan/5927733001/
    https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/crime/2020/10/01/columbus-police-officer-facing-child-pornography-charges/5884214002/
    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama-health-forum/fullarticle/2784104
    https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/01/03/bias-opioid-prescribing-black-americans
    https://www.statnews.com/2021/07/21/black-patients-prescribed-fewer-opioids-white-patients/

    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
    http://strangerstillshow.com/
    http://jonathanbiegen.com
    Late Night Train composed by Vans in Japan

    • 21 min
    Distinction Without a Difference

    Distinction Without a Difference

    CONTENT WARNING: The following episode includes discussion of pregnancy termination, sexual assault, gun violence and domestic terrorism. Listener discretion is advised.
    Jaye gives her thoughts on the recently-implemented Texas law restricting abortion past six weeks gestation. The discussion includes maternal mortality, adoption, surveillance culture and more. How is the assault by Texas and other states on abortion rights related to the recent attacks on "critical race theory" and efforts to suppress the vote?
    Twitter: @potstirrercast
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    Source Links:
    https://www.oyez.org/cases/1971/70-18
    https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/21a24_8759.pdf
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/09/02/supreme-court-upholds-texas-abortion-ban/?sh=52039723456d
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/01/health/texas-abortion-law-facts.html
    https://www.guttmacher.org/gpr/2019/09/us-abortion-rate-continues-drop-once-again-state-abortion-restrictions-are-not-main
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/24/abortion-laws-jewish-faith-teaches-life-does-not-start-conception/1808776001/
    https://www.ncjw.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Judaism-and-Abortion-FINAL.pdf
    https://bmcmedethics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6939-15-10
    https://yaqeeninstitute.ca/read/paper/islam-and-the-abortion-debate
    https://www.verywellfamily.com/gestational-age-2371620
    https://www.verywellfamily.com/2-weeks-pregnant-4158819
    https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/fetal-homicide-state-laws.aspx
    https://www.vox.com/2020/1/30/21113782/pregnancy-deaths-us-maternal-mortality-rate
    https://www.ajmc.com/view/us-ranks-worst-in-maternal-care-mortality-compared-with-10-other-developed-nations
    https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2020/nov/maternal-mortality-maternity-care-us-compared-10-countries
    https://www.adoptivefamilies.com/adoption-process/what-if-my-adoption-fails/#:~:text=Statistics%20indicate%20that%20about%2010,are%20not%20equipped%20to%20support
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/935me3/an-rnc-speaker-said-cops-would-be-smart-to-racially-profile-her-own-son
    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/berlin-wall-built
    https://www.cvce.eu/en/education/unit-content/-/unit/55c09dcc-a9f2-45e9-b240-eaef64452cae/5d3b421b-9a4b-46fc-a041-fab64325d6a6
    https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-was-the-berlin-wall-and-how-did-it-fall
    https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/first/k/koehler-stasi.html
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/20/enemies-everywhere-photos-show-absurdity-life-under-stasi-east-germany
    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/11/lingering-trauma-east-german-police-state/601669/
    https://www.dw.com/en/german-reunification-what-still-divides-east-and-west/a-55078166
    https://www.axios.com/when-american-minorities-become-the-majority-d8b3ee00-e4f3-4993-8481-93a290fdb057.html
    https://www.texastribune.org/2021/09/17/texas-dan-patrick-immigrants-democrats-haitians/
    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/09/del-rio-bridge-great-replacement-haitian-migrants/
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/17/dan-patrick-great-replacement-theory/
    https://ultimatemarriage.com/episodes/how-many-children-should-christians-have-a-biblical-perspective/
    https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2017/april/pew-muslim-christian-birth-rates-2035-2060-demographics.html
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/03/13/arizona-quality-votes-kavanagh/
    https://www.politicalresearch.org/2016/08/18/dominionism-rising-a-theocratic-movement-hiding-in-plain-sight
    https://religionandpolitics.org/2021/05/12/the-eugenics-roots-of-evangelical-family-values/
    Music:
    Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
    http://strangerstillshow.com/
    http://jonathanbiegen.com
    Deep State composed by Vans in Japan
    Rest Easy composed by Vans in

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Mxsandy12 ,

Informative and great show!

Love this pod!!!

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.

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