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Hosted by blogger and author Kimberley A. Johnson.'Start Me Up' isn't just any other podcast. I'm willing to call BS when I see it and I don't care if it's coming from a rightwinger or a self-professed bleedingheart liberal. I'm not always politically correct and I'm a huge fan of loose talk and salty language. Sarcasm is guaranteed and political correctness will be at a minimum. This podcast is for anyone who wants to listen to compelling conversations with a variety of guests about current events and controversial topics.

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Hosted by blogger and author Kimberley A. Johnson.'Start Me Up' isn't just any other podcast. I'm willing to call BS when I see it and I don't care if it's coming from a rightwinger or a self-professed bleedingheart liberal. I'm not always politically correct and I'm a huge fan of loose talk and salty language. Sarcasm is guaranteed and political correctness will be at a minimum. This podcast is for anyone who wants to listen to compelling conversations with a variety of guests about current events and controversial topics.

    Start Me Up: Documentary Filmmaker Melissa Jo Peltier

    Start Me Up: Documentary Filmmaker Melissa Jo Peltier

    Melissa Jo Peltier's latest documentary The Game Is Up: Disillusioned Trump Voters Tell Their Stories is a fascinating look at the folks who voted for Trump and later regretted it. 
    Melissa and I had a fantastic conversation about her film and the people she interviewed. We eventually drifted over to current events and had a great discussion about what's at stake and what needs to be done to further prevent another right-wing coup.
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    • 54 min
    Start Me Up: Santiago Mayer

    Start Me Up: Santiago Mayer

    Voters of Tomorrow was founded in 2019 by then 17-year-old Santiago Mayer, an immigrant from Mexico. Santiago noticed a lack of political engagement at his high school and decided to tackle that by creating a new organization for young people, by young people.
    Santiago explained how Voters of Tomorrow works, what they do, and how they are lobbying for youth rights. He emphasized the determination of Gen Z to show up and he predicts a high voter turnout with young people as well as with all voting blocs. He also told us about the altercation with Marjorie Taylor Greene and that an ethics complaint will soon be filed. So much good stuff in this show!
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    • 38 min
    Start Me Up: Maine Candidate Tiffany Bond

    Start Me Up: Maine Candidate Tiffany Bond

    Tiffany Bond is a family law attorney who's running as a House Rep in Maine's second district. Her strategy is unique, she doesn't take contributions. She has no campaign staff and she asks that if voters wish to support her with cash, they should use that money to support small businesses and charities in Maine.
    Maine is a state that utilizes ranked choice voting and that helps candidates like Bond make a bigger impact. We talked about her campaign, abortion rights and the best way voters can get involved.
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    • 36 min
    Start Me Up: Christopher Bouzy

    Start Me Up: Christopher Bouzy

    Christopher Bouzy is a serial entrepreneur, software engineer, and political maven and he’s the founder and CEO of Bot Sentinel. It’s a free platform developed to detect and track trollbots and untrustworthy Twitter accounts.
    Topics: First we talked about what's going on at Bot Sentinel and then we dove into politics: Why Christopher has an optimistic take on the midterms; Why the evisceration of Roe is so important for Democrats; Christopher tells us which investigation he believes will bring the first Trump indictment and much more! 
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    Start Me Up: Glenn Kirschner

    Start Me Up: Glenn Kirschner

    Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner is back to break down yesterday's NYAG announcement! Glenn weighs in on what this latest civil lawsuit against Trump and his children means for the family and their business. We discussed the pace at which the DOJ is moving; the two sets of justice in America; what might happen to Donald if he's convicted and which investigation into Donald Trump will be the most likely to result in a conviction. So much packed into this podcast!
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    • 29 min
    Start Me Up: Election Analyst Rachel Bitecofer

    Start Me Up: Election Analyst Rachel Bitecofer

    Rachel Bitecofer is back to talk about messaging and the midterms. Topics: the House is competitive; why is Herschel Walker slightly ahead of Warnock; Rachel explains why Fetterman's messaging is so successful; is it worth it for Dems to fund the right-wing extremists as a winning strategy and why Dems need to be laser-focus on the evisceration of Roe.
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
327 Ratings

327 Ratings

buffalodavid ,

A Great Habit To Start

Kimberley does several shows a week, and she never grows tiresome. Some of her best podcasts are her with someone quite newsworthy, and they just chat.
She makes a interview informative without nerf ball questions.
You should subscribe.
Period.

Rex_215 ,

Trust me bro

Having such a fraud on in Christopher Bousy. He just decides what he does and doesn’t like, or more importantly what he is paid to flag down. It’s crap.

AlexisM11 ,

Simon Rosenberg

Great interview. Whew😅I needed that big glass of optimism… followed with solid reasons and data. We (Dems) REALLY need more of that!

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