The Get More Smarter Podcast is a weekly, lighthearted overview of Colorado politics. The podcast is hosted by seasoned Colorado politicos Jason Bane of ColoradoPols.com and Ian Silverii, former Executive Director of ProgressNow Colorado. Are you ready to Get More Smarter?
Beetlebert, Beetlebert, Beetlebert (feat. Micah Parkin)
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, our 8th favorite member of Congress from Colorado is once again making headlines for all the wrong reasons -- this time getting kicked out of a production of the musical version of the seminal 90’s movie, Beetlejuice; the madness continues in Congress under weak loser House Speaker Kevin McCarthy as the MAGA caucus continues to demand things, move the goalposts, investigate Joe Biden and try to shut down the government (hey didn’t they all campaign on crime and inflation, what the hell happened to that?) Our 7th favorite member of Congress from Colorado does a head spinning reversal after doing a Sunday show audition tour pretending to have integrity; and we interview Micah Parkin executive director of 350.org, to talk about a potential 2024 ballot initiative to fight climate change in Colorado.
Mike Coffman, King of Clowns (feat. Juan Marcano)
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, the Chairman of the party of hard work and individual responsibility just can’t seem to…work hard and take individual responsibility. Quad-dicted YUGE loser Donald Trump produced a video name checking several El Paso County Republicans in an attempt to…make them somehow even more unelectable? Former Bruce D Benson Center for Right Wing Grievance and Nonsense at the University of Colorado Visiting Scholar John Eastman is being indicted, disbarred, and generally tarred and feathered, and Fox News is joining in on the fun, I guess. And we have a new installment of a fan-favorite recurring segment!
Bur first...Juan Marcano, Aurora City Councilmember and candidate for Mayor of the 3rd largest city in the state joins us to talk about how he’s going to beat Mike Coffman, what it’s been like serving on the city council, and how Coffman's idiotic "strong mayor" proposal was even worse than you thought.
Republican Presidential Debates = BDSM (feat. Seth Masket)
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, our 8th favorite member of Congress from Colorado is trailing her leading Democratic challenger by two points. Will she realize that she’s the problem? The Colorado Republican/Libertarian Party alliance is getting sadder and stupider, as we predicted, reinforcing the idea that instead of playing stupid games with less than 40% of the voting population of a state like Colorado, maybe the Grand Old Party should try to appeal to another 10% of voters if they’d like to win an election in the next decade? And we have a couple of great listener comments to pass along.
BUT FIRST, eight Republican hopefuls debated one another in Milwaukee for the chance to maybe get to be Donald Trump’s running mate, as long as they don’t piss him off too much. We break it down with our returning guest, Professor Seth Masket (aka SMOTUS) of the University of Denver, who has some new results of his county chair survey and some spicy takes on the debate.
This is Serious; Yeah, Totally
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, he’s Once, Twice, Thrice, Fourthce times indicted? Big ass loser Donald Trump has been charged with another series of crimes, this time in Georgia; can the big man escape the big house when he doesn’t have the power to pardon himself for committing felonies at the state level? That Colorado Republican and Libertarian party “alliance” is getting weirder, and it’s also very clearly not going to help the GOP win any more elections. Our 8th favorite member of Congress is using taxpayer dollars to rebut ads calling her out for voting against veterans and her campaign manager is attacking veterans as “liberal extremists,” while constituents who try to meet with her keep finding her office closed during business hours; this is going great! And we’ve got an update on the Mike Coffman Power Grab; in this chapter, he goes ahead and maces his own face (metaphorically, of course).
Mumbling and Bumbling in Colorado (feat. Christy Powell)
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, the State Republican Party met to vote on ending its participation in Colorado’s open primary…but that failed and they’re spending big money on a lawsuit about it anyway. Lauren Boebert gets called out, again, for taking credit for things she actually opposed; she’s also very confused about the meaning of sarcasm. Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman may have pantsed himself ahead of his re-election effort this November, and Republicans around the country keep burning their hands on the same hot stove, over and over again.
Let's Keep Those Indictments Coming!
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, former President Donald Trump has been indicted -- again -- this time for trying to stop the certification of an election he knew that he lost and then for leading a wide-ranging conspiracy to try and stay in power. We unpack what this indictment means for our 8th favorite member of Congress from Colorado who also apparently got a new Democratic primary opponent. The Colorado Republican Party has fallen badly out of favor with Colorado’s largest group of voters (Unaffiliated voters), and in order to try to win them back has decided to try to ban them from participating in Republican Primary Elections. And...we play a new game! We’ll find out if it’s one of those where no matter who wins, we all lose.
Great show except..
I love the subjects, the guests and the depth of coverage but the crazy laugh drives me insane!
Intelligence and Humor in Overdrive
Hilarious, brutally honest with intelligent guests to boot. I wouldn’t drink IPAs with these guys since it tastes like rusty nails but if they would drink tasty rum drinks I would be down. Jefferson county meet and greet? Swag?