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

    Toupee Drug Smuggling & Wine Cannons - Friday Release Valve

    Toupee Drug Smuggling & Wine Cannons - Friday Release Valve

    Alice Vaughn and Yvette d’Entremont return to explore the week's best, underserved headlines, including stuff about cannons, 90s video games, and pregnancy tests.

    You can watch this on YouTube! Head to:  https://youtu.be/U3TKyZKoZzM

    "Inspired by Kevin MacLeod" Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 37 min
    Weak Institutions Make a Sad Country

    Weak Institutions Make a Sad Country

    Yuval Levin thinks our sclerotic government and alienated culture trace back to anemic, declining institutions. As Congress, the press, and think tanks all lose esprit de corps, and turn into platforms for individual self promotion, gridlock and disgust ensue. He’s the author of “A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream.” He joins the show to discuss.

    • 45 min
    Friday Release Valve: Smuggling Ashes onto the International Space Station

    Friday Release Valve: Smuggling Ashes onto the International Space Station

    Jeremey Kareken and Andrew Young join the program to make sense of the week's greatest, underserved headlines. From a Scotsman who tries to cross the Irish Sea on a jet ski, to Adolf Hitler's alias, to an Austrian town sick of their inappropriate name.

    "Del Rio Bravo" by Kevin MacLeod, Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5706-del-rio-bravo, License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    “Alcohol, Diamonds, and Beef” by Kimarie Sky https://www.kimariesky.com/

    • 43 min
    What The Hell Just Happened?!

    What The Hell Just Happened?!

    Trump protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol today! Jen Briney of "Congressional Dish" and Justin Robert Young of "Politics Politics Politics" plus yours truly convene to try to inject some meaning into the landscape.

    • 59 min
    Larry Sharpe thinks Covid will Redshift America

    Larry Sharpe thinks Covid will Redshift America

    Larry Sharpe joins the program to talk about how the Covid pandemic will affect and depopulate major cities, why urban life naturally leads to a preference for strong government, and how a potential demographic reversal could result in a rural renaissance. Also: a good rant about the Federal Reserve!

    • 55 min
    Education Is Getting More Individualistic

    Education Is Getting More Individualistic

    American public schooling came into its own during the Industrial Revolution, with standardized age cohorts, bells signifying start and stop times, and predictable timelines. What models are apt to apply to our current era in the Digital Revolution?

    Lisa Snell is Director of K-12 Education Policy Partnerships at Stand Together. She comes on to discuss how technology is leading away from standardized to individualized education, and how the pandemic is likely to accelerate that trend.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
658 Ratings

658 Ratings

Sounds like a Heaton ,

Horse Sense

Do you feel left out of the conversation? The Red team Blue team narrative doesn’t make sense? Try something new! You may not agree but you might learn something new and get a laugh along the way.

JonnyBingo ,

Thought Provoking and entertaining except...

Been following Andrew for a little over a year now. The political orphanage is an exploration of some really interesting concepts with humor and fairness. However, the contempt for Trump seems almost personal. But hey, more than half the country feels that way.

Jack - Political Orphan ,

Episode - The Election Wasn't Rigged

Every American should listen to this episode. This was one of those Edward R. Murrow moments where someone stands-up and tells it like it is. This was well-researched and well-spoken. Thank you, Andrew Heaton, for this.

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