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Politics minus bile plus jokes. Comedian and avowed independent Andrew Heaton examines current events with his deranged friends, then slops humor on top.

The Political Orphanage Andrew Heaton

    • Politics
    • 4.9, 608 Ratings

Politics minus bile plus jokes. Comedian and avowed independent Andrew Heaton examines current events with his deranged friends, then slops humor on top.

    What the Hell Is Happening, and How Can We Help?

    What the Hell Is Happening, and How Can We Help?

    Riots! Looting! The National Guard! Black Lives Matter! 

    In the first half of a special two-part episode we explore: What's happening? What are the problems erupting at present? And, if we can pin them down, how do we bring actual solutions to the table instead?

    • 48 min
    Lockdown is Awkward for Polygamists (Friday Release Valve)

    Lockdown is Awkward for Polygamists (Friday Release Valve)

    Comedians Marie Connor and Kevin Seefried join the show to discuss the week's underserved headlines, from jury selections on Zoom to night clubs that prohibit dancing to New Zealand's sheep hostages.

    • 33 min
    How Money Actually Works in Congress

    How Money Actually Works in Congress

    Dan Boren is a former member of Congress--as well as Heaton's old boss. He joins the program to talk about what life is like as a representative, pressures congressmen face from leadership and lobbyists, and how influential money is to the legislative process.

    • 52 min
    French Serial Killers, Prince Harry, and Strip Club Law (Friday Comedy Headlines)

    French Serial Killers, Prince Harry, and Strip Club Law (Friday Comedy Headlines)

    NSFK - Joe DeVito and Lou Perez join Heaton to sort out the week's underserved headlines, including the horrifying way a South Carolina restaurant has decided to make its facility appear more full, what videos to avoid while serving in Japan's legislature, and the best thing on the Internet involving ant hill thespians!

    • 32 min
    How Innovation Works - Featuring: Matt Ridley

    How Innovation Works - Featuring: Matt Ridley

    Why do some places pump out inventions and progress, while innovation lags elsewhere? Science writer Matt Ridley has surveyed the history of innovation, from Roman numerals to CRISPR. He's identified the factors society needs for innovation to flourish--and what it often does to smother it. He joins Heaton to discuss best practices for civilization and the history of inventions, all in his new book, "How Innovation Works."

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Emu Wars and Pirate Jet Skis (NSFK) - Week's Underserved Headlines

    Emu Wars and Pirate Jet Skis (NSFK) - Week's Underserved Headlines

    Today we explore the week's most awesome yet under-reported headlines, from a wine heist, to multiple dangerous bird encounters, to an American hero and recreational pirate. Comedian Chad Prather and producer emeritus Josh Jennings join Heaton to sort things out. Episode contains choice language and some sexual content--parents be warned!

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
608 Ratings

608 Ratings

BDobes ,

One of my favorites!

Great show. Very funny and very smart!

Rujimbob ,

Welcome home! Where’s my $5?

“Alexa. I’ma stab this mufukkah” a new reason you’re love Heaton’s madness. Stay classy, San Diego!

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My Favorite Podcast of All Time

Andrew Heaton is both hilarious AND thoughtful. Subsequently, this is my favorite podcast of all time. Andrew has a variety of guests on his show and always engages in productive, respectful conversations on a variety of topics. I don't always agree with his guests on everything - heck, I don't even agree with Andrew on everything - but I always come away learning something new ... and get a few good laughs in the process. This podcast is HIGHLY recommended.

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