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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 of ProgressNow Colorado. Are you ready to Get More Smarter?

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    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

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 of ProgressNow Colorado. Are you ready to Get More Smarter?

    Ghosted by Boebert (ft. Charles Ashby)

    Ghosted by Boebert (ft. Charles Ashby)

    This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, we’re getting a new Congressional district, and so are you; Lauren Boebert is worse now; it turns out that when you put people who like government in charge of government, people like what they get; there’s an imaginary war on red meat (as Ian brines an 18 pound brisket for homemade pastrami; a current Colorado Republican Lawmaker is a former California Congressional Candidate; and we interview Charles Ashby, dean of the Colorado press corps (probably) and politics reporter for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. We ask him why are things like this.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Guns, Globes, and Getting Vaccinated

    Guns, Globes, and Getting Vaccinated

    This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, 2021 is already on track to set the record for mass shootings in the USA. It’s Earth Day, Week, and Month here in snowy Colorado in late April. The Colorado option gets confusing for people who don’t want you...

    • 58 min
    Boebert Conquers the "Spirit Realm"

    Boebert Conquers the "Spirit Realm"

    The Colorado legislature takes another run at a Colorado healthcare option to lower costs and increase quality, John Boehner is still crying, smoking cigarettes, and throwing other Republicans under the bus, and the new Colorado GOP chair is just as bad as the last one (if not somehow worse). It’s infrastructure week, for real this time, an again, we might get that train we’ve been talking about for a long, long time. The lying liars are just lying and it’s exhausting trying to keep up, and Lauren Boebert takes ground in the spirit realm before sharing conspiracy theories at Club 20.

    • 50 min
    All-Stars and A-Holes

    All-Stars and A-Holes

    This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, that guy we talked about last week got shelled, Colorado is a bunch of ALL STARS because of our awesome non-racist voting systems, and Major League Baseball took notice. We have many more reasons to do another...

    • 53 min
    The Election Truther Chairing the Redistricting Committee

    The Election Truther Chairing the Redistricting Committee

    This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, The Colorado Republican Party elects arguably their least electorally successful member to be their chair, there is a conspiracy theorist chairing the congressional redistricting commission, we discuss whether...

    • 58 min
    BONUS: Senator John Hickenlooper Gets More Smarter

    BONUS: Senator John Hickenlooper Gets More Smarter

    Senator John Hickenlooper updates us on life in the US Senate, the COVID relief bill, his thoughts on the filibuster, and whether he'll take Jason to Area 51 as part of his new role as Chair of the Space and Science Subcommittee.

    *Note: Our interview with Senator Hickenlooper ended before news of the shooting at the Boulder King Soopers appeared on social media, which is why we don't mention it in the interview. On Monday evening, Senator Hickenlooper tweeted :

    "They were just grocery shopping.

    I can't imagine what the families of these Coloradans are experiencing. My heart goes out to them.

    We don't know all the details yet, but we DO know our country has a horrific problem with gun violence. We need federal action. Now."

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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The only podcast I never miss

Great insight and political news. Hosts are hilarious.

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Great Podcast

Love this podcast, great info and perspectives on Colorado and national politics.

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Compelling Colorado political podcast

This show combines honest inside baseball, thoughtful political reporting and a light dose of humor. They shed light on the ins and outs of local and national issues and back their positions and prognostications with historical basis and fact. This is a must listen for anyone interested in local issues.

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