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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, 19 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?

    Primary-Prognostication-Palooza!

    Primary-Prognostication-Palooza!

    This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast it’s Primary-Prognostication-Palooza! The President takes a pounding in the polls, a potential politician pretends to be a professional, and more pretentious pablum from some political putzes.VIDEO: Shelly...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    CO Legislature Review (ft. Rep. Chris Kennedy)

    CO Legislature Review (ft. Rep. Chris Kennedy)

    Donald Trump’s collapsing poll numbers, Andrew Romanoff and John Hickenlooper square off in three debates for the chance to take on our second favorite senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, who put out the worst ad we’ve seen all cycle so far, possibly...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Everything You Wish You Knew About Polling (ft. Andrew Baumann)

    Everything You Wish You Knew About Polling (ft. Andrew Baumann)

    This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast we are still getting emails from corporations and nonprofits engaging in performative email allyship. Turd Ferguson makes his debut at the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, an initially controversial...

    • 57 min
    Protests and Police Violence (ft. Jason Bane of Richmond, VA)

    Protests and Police Violence (ft. Jason Bane of Richmond, VA)

    This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast...Coronavirus is not our first topic today as protests about police violence take over headlines...Colorado Republican lawmakers do the worst thing they could have done...we find our second favorite U.S....

    • 59 min
    Abortion Bans = Bad (ft. Jaki Lawrence of Cobalt)

    Abortion Bans = Bad (ft. Jaki Lawrence of Cobalt)

    Does the right to contract a deadly virus stop at the tip of your windpipe? The Colorado legislature goes back to session in an alternative universe that barely resembles where they were in March when they shut it down, our second favorite US Senator...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Rep. Daneya Esgar Gets More Smarter

    Rep. Daneya Esgar Gets More Smarter

    We discuss the "free-dumb" to get coronavirus (1:04), FEMA diverts another PPE shipment and fights Ian on Twitter (10:12), Gov. Polis visits the White House with our second-favorite senator from Colorado (Cory Gardner) (15:34), What the Buck? gets an...

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

nateragolia ,

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.

jomermcklanski ,

Softball

I’m overjoyed that there is a podcast about Colorado politics. I wish there were tougher questions and more diverse guests.

joy the teacher ,

Interesting, but questions are softball.

The show has a folksy style; the intent is to humanize and help the audience to become more familiar with political figures as people. It avoids controversy. Questions are softballs.

Republicans are not interviewed. Candidates who are not Pols favorites are not interviewed. Democrats are not asked probing or uncomfortable questions.
For example, John Hickenlooper stated that he “wants to meet the people where they’re at.” However, Longmont and Broomfield voters were “at” limiting gas and oil drilling expansion in their areas, and Hick as Governor intervened to ban localities from limiting O&G. There was no “meet them where they’re at”. It would have been important to challenge Hick on, if elected, does he see his role as advocating for fossil fuel industry.

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