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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, former Executive Director of ProgressNow Colorado. Are you ready to Get More Smarter?

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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, former Executive Director of ProgressNow Colorado. Are you ready to Get More Smarter?

    Falling on Ridiculously Dull Swords

    Falling on Ridiculously Dull Swords

    This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, HAPPY SINE DIE to everyone except for the Colorado House Republicans who, despite having the smallest legislative minority in memory, tried to hold the entire legislature hostage until…well they don’t know either. We’ll talk about the bills that have passed so far this session, and a few that might turn into a pumpkin when the clock strikes midnight (which it did). Joe O’Dea is dancing, yeah; our least favorite coup-plotting disgraced-right-wing-professorial-insurrectionist from Colorado is in deep, deep doo-doo; and our 64th favorite county clerk has been barred from overseeing the election her current office is in charge of while she maintains her frontrunner status in the GOP primary to oversee every election in Colorado. 

    • 54 min
    The One With the Epic Rant About Abortion Rights (feat. Christy Powell)

    The One With the Epic Rant About Abortion Rights (feat. Christy Powell)

    This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, the Colorado legislature protected abortion rights RIGHT BEFORE a leaked memo from the Supreme Court shows they’re poised to overturn Roe v. Wade...and Colorado Republicans remain on the wrong side of this issue that they were POSITIVE would not be important this cycle (whoopsie!). Later, Christy Powell returns to chat campaign finance numbers for statewide offices and provide an absolutely epic rant on abortion rights that you don't want to miss (jump ahead to the 22:45 mark for that, and bring your earmuffs). 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Get Off the People's Lawn! (feat. Christy Powell)

    Get Off the People's Lawn! (feat. Christy Powell)

    This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, Christy Powell Strikes Back! She was such a big hit with our listeners that we wanted to bring her back to talk campaign finance (and Ian is not at all worried that she’s going to permanently replace him because she’s smarter, funnier AND taller). Christy reads us campaign finance reports in a French accent...Colorado Republicans are overdosing on their own kool-aid, and blaming Democrats for that, too...the GOP establishment is trying to engineer a ballot full of boring, unelectable candidates instead of a ballot full of insane, unelectable candidates -- and they're doing a bad job! And Lori Saine brags about something that makes no sense whatsoever!

    • 55 min
    For a Better Circus, Add More Clowns

    For a Better Circus, Add More Clowns

    This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, we’re going to keep things simple. The Colorado Republican Party held its state assembly last weekend, and it was an incredible disaster. There are not enough words to adequately describe this dumpster fire, but we’re going to try with the help of guest host Christy Powell! 

    • 55 min
    Whose Demon Is It Anyway? (feat. Sen. Julie Gonzales and Scott Wasserman)

    Whose Demon Is It Anyway? (feat. Sen. Julie Gonzales and Scott Wasserman)

    This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, results from some of the Republican assemblies last week tell us what we already know, the Colorado GOP is screwed. Also, we preview the state assembly with contests for Governor, US Senate, and Secretary of State. A Republican candidate for Congress claims basic healthcare is human sacrifice to the demon lord Ba’al, and we’re not remotely making this up. We don’t say Gay-nahl as the presumptive runner-up for the GOP nomination for governor gets trapped by a pilled radio host, we see if the voter fraud lie rally brought to you by My Pillow and the Tina Peters Legal Defense Grift gets blown away by 25 mile per hour winds, and our interview with returning friend of the pod State Senator Julie Gonzales of Denver and Scott Wasserman, President of the Bell Policy center - we talk housing affordability and ballot initiative madness. You don’t want to miss this interview. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    A Mayor in Her Free Time (feat. Dusti Gurule)

    A Mayor in Her Free Time (feat. Dusti Gurule)

    This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, not to be outdone by the US Senate GOP Primary Field, the Republican candidates for the brand-new congressional district 8 say insane things, in public, and it’s all been recorded! We ask how on earth any of these people plan to win a general  election in a competitive district. Heidi Ganahl acolyte, former “visiting scholar in conservative thought” for the “Bruce D. Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization” and disgraced insurrectionist John Eastman may be the thing that finally brings Trump down after all of the crimes he committed in the wide open; our seventh-favorite member of congress from Colorado takes credit for things she voted against because she thinks her voters are as stupid as she is; We Told You So about the Aurora City Council; and we interview Dusti Gurule, executive director of COLOR, fresh off an enormous victory for abortion rights as the Reproductive Health Equity Act makes its way to Governor Polis’s desk in defiance of GOP filibusters and with the support of something between 60 and 70% of Colorado voters, despite what lies lying liars are telling.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

A. Zimmerman ,

Great pod

Love hearing from smart and considerate viewpoints about the political atmosphere in Colorado, keep up the great work!

"Postscript": Christy is incredible, rock on!

AlPolSV ,

More Christy!

I loved hearing from Christy Powell. She is smart, informative, and hilarious. Have her on more!

JEA-CO ,

Great Information

I wanted to know more about politics in my home state of Colorado, but I never had time to sit and read the newspaper or to figure out what was important. This podcast presents news from around the state and in congress in a fun and conversational way. I’m now more informed about how Colorado is making laws that help Coloradans and how “our 7th favorite member of the House of Representatives” is possibly making things worse. The banter between the hosts is easy and entertaining and I can’t wait to hear new episodes.

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