205 episodes

The Get More Smarter Podcast is a weekly  overview of Colorado politics. The podcast is hosted by seasoned Colorado politicos Jason Bane of ColoradoPols.com and Ian Silverii, former 9News talking head, former Denver Post Columnist, former Executive Director of ProgressNow Colorado, and current has-been. Each week they dive into the local and national news, and for some reason, have had Governors, US Senators, Members of Congress, and countless local elected officials as guests over the years. The guys are also frighteningly good at predicting the future. No, really. Are you ready to Get More Smarter?

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The Get More Smarter Podcast is a weekly  overview of Colorado politics. The podcast is hosted by seasoned Colorado politicos Jason Bane of ColoradoPols.com and Ian Silverii, former 9News talking head, former Denver Post Columnist, former Executive Director of ProgressNow Colorado, and current has-been. Each week they dive into the local and national news, and for some reason, have had Governors, US Senators, Members of Congress, and countless local elected officials as guests over the years. The guys are also frighteningly good at predicting the future. No, really. Are you ready to Get More Smarter?

    The Pre-Primary Political Podcast for the People

    The Pre-Primary Political Podcast for the People

    Send us a Text Message.This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, the 2024 Colorado Primary Election is on Tuesday, June 25th, so we break down the top races. Did you know in Colorado you not only vote for PEOPLE but you vote about PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING ELSE TOO, ESPECIALLY THIS ELECTION? We also go through some of the top ballot initiatives voters will see this November. And finally, just when you thought the Colorado GOP’s campaign of self-defeat was over, they find a way to make themselve...

    • 50 min
    Water, Water Everywhere...and Not a Drop for Nonfunctional Turf (feat. Alan Salazar)

    Water, Water Everywhere...and Not a Drop for Nonfunctional Turf (feat. Alan Salazar)

    Send us a Text Message.This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, the Colorado GOP’s flag burning stochastic terrorism is the straw that broke the camel’s back, strangely enough, as local county party chairs are FINALLY calling for their chairman’s ouster. Just like we told you in our last episode, being a felon running for President kind of hurts you, at least a little. We also wind up another round of prognostications so we can tell you the future before you experience it yourself. &nb...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Colorado GOP Issues a Fatwa: Abandon Public Schools!

    The Colorado GOP Issues a Fatwa: Abandon Public Schools!

    Send us a Text Message.This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, the Colorado Republican Party continues it’s absolutely undefeated effort to ensure permanent electoral dominance by the Colorado Democratic Party, this time by saying every single Coloradan should pull their kids out of public schools; we report on how that’s going for them. Democrat of the Decade, Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dave Williams, is also doing his part by draining the money from the party he runs for his own ...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    In Which We Predict the Future (More or Less)

    In Which We Predict the Future (More or Less)

    Send us a Text Message.This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, with six months left to go until the 2024 election, we look at the state of the U.S. House, the Senate, and the Presidential race that will literally determine the course of American and probably global history. Cool! Here in Colorado we have dueling slates of Republicans; we ask the question on everybody’s mind: "Will they actually split into two parties?" If not, what the hell happens next? We also talk furries, aromatherapy ...

    • 59 min
    The Colorado Legislature's Breakthrough Session (feat. Christy Powell)

    The Colorado Legislature's Breakthrough Session (feat. Christy Powell)

    Send us a Text Message.This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, the SINE has DIED; for those of you who for some reason don’t speak Latin, the second regular session of the 74th general assembly has come to an end! Best friend of the pod Christy Powell is back to give us the rundown from under the gold dome at Colfax and Sherman. Then, some Republicans are already denying the results of the 2024 election even though it hasn’t happened yet! Next, Democrats in the US House of Representat...

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Just...Don't Shoot Dogs, Okay?

    Just...Don't Shoot Dogs, Okay?

    Send us a Text Message.This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, Ian sings "The Final Countdown" as the Colorado House and Senate race to finish up dozens of bills before the legislature adjourns sine die on May 9th (and there are still some big f***in’ deals left to finish up). Next, the Colorado Republican Party is putting their thumbs, their hands, and their whole bodies on the scales for the worst candidates running in Colorado. We also unveil the REAL Speaker of the U.S. House of ...

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

tiredolduglyman ,

Proving Politics is Hollywood the Ugly

These guys are smart AND hilarious. They may not be the best looking, but fortunately it’s a podcast.

Khillinit ,

Great info for Colorado!

Listened to the legislative wrap up and was blown away by all of the succinct info and insight into the good, bad and ugly of the legislators. Fun podcast too

mc2556 ,

Great show!

Great podcast! Definitely worth a listen

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