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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

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    • 4.9 • 634 Ratings

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

    Armed Monkey Scarecrows (Friday Release Valve)

    Armed Monkey Scarecrows (Friday Release Valve)

    Jeremy Kareken and Joe Terwilliger join Heaton to sort out the week's best, under served headlines, including stories about:
    * Dennis Rodman
    * Bear bone vodka
    * Priests blessing nuclear weapons

    • 40 min
    PJ O'Rourke On The Deep Middle (Corrected)

    PJ O'Rourke On The Deep Middle (Corrected)

    Political satirist and personal hero P.J. O'Rourke triumphantly returns to discuss his latest book, "A Cry From the Far Middle: Dispatches from a Divided Land." In which he makes stirring defense of: classical liberalism, temperamental moderates, and governing through math instead of throwing wads of cash at problems.

    Support the program by going to patreon.com/andrewheaton

    • 45 min
    Like the Paris Review (For Porn) - Friday Release Valve

    Like the Paris Review (For Porn) - Friday Release Valve

    (Definitely Not Safe for Kids) Yvette d’Entremont and Alice Vaughn are the hosts of Two Girls One Mic, a podcast that reviews the plots of porn films. They join Heaton to sort out the week's under served headlines, including Swiss chocolate snow, fake languages, and if and when brothels in Berlin will finally reopen.

    • 52 min
    Thomas Frank Is Sick of Anti-Populists

    Thomas Frank Is Sick of Anti-Populists

    What is populism and where did it come from? Thomas Frank is the author of "The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism". He joins the show to discuss populism as understood by populists--and specifically the populists who tr'ace their lineage back to the original movement o the late 1800's.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Murder in a Safe in a Field (Friday Release Valve)

    Murder in a Safe in a Field (Friday Release Valve)

    An abandoned tank! A guy with an axe on a horse! Faulty psychics! Andrew Young joins Heaton to sort out the week's best, underserved headlines, and their attendance mysteries.

    • 39 min
    Why UFOs Are in the News

    Why UFOs Are in the News

    The New York Times is running stories about recovered extraterrestrial spaceships, the Navy has confirmed UFOs are real, and the Pentagon says it's preparing to disclose further information to the public. Is the government about to reveal the existence of aliens... or is this all click bait? If so... where's it coming from and how has it seeped into legacy media?

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
634 Ratings

634 Ratings

Dwarg II ,

A good and funny dude

In a world of outrageous hottakes sometimes it may be of benefit to listen to the humourous musings of a reasonably sane man.

dsnell1 ,

The Prince of Critical Thought

I love this show pretty much every time I listen to it! Well thought out ideas from many angles and perspectives all in one humorous podcast!

BusyBee Senior ,

Culture Wars Reframed

Thank you, Andrew, for this great episode! The division between authoritarian and pluralist is spot on. I have already shared this episode with friends.

I really enjoy your positive and objective attitude toward the issues of the day. The rancor and stridency of so many discussions make my stomach hurt, but I never have to worry about that with you!

Thanks again!

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