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A lively and fiercely analytical breakdown of news and current events, with interviews of thought leaders, experts, and innovators.

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    • 4.1 • 190 Ratings

A lively and fiercely analytical breakdown of news and current events, with interviews of thought leaders, experts, and innovators.

    Episode 25: Mike Shellenberger - CA Gubernatorial Candidate on Homelessness, Addiction, Crime, Inequality, and the California Dream in Peril

    Episode 25: Mike Shellenberger - CA Gubernatorial Candidate on Homelessness, Addiction, Crime, Inequality, and the California Dream in Peril

    1:14 - Mass Shootings: The nation has been shaken over the past 2 weeks with 2 senseless mass murders committed by 2 disturbed and deranged young men - Payton Grendon in Buffalo, NY and Salvador Ramos in Uvalde, TX. No civilized society should have to encounter this. What can we do about them? Are we diagnosing the problem correctly? Can we gauge which solutions can or cannot work? Why is so much anger being directed at places other than the killers themselves? 


    39:49 - Shellenberger: Nobody has diagnosed the problems plaguing the State of California better than Mike Shellenberger. This practical and solutions-oriented approach is gaining attention. He lays it all out for us around the difficult issues that the state is encountering - homelessness, addiction, crime, inequality, and a political class seemingly non-responsive to the state's problems. 

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    Episode 24: Jon Elist

    Episode 24: Jon Elist

    Businessman and son of Iranian refugees Jon Elist has launched his campaign for United States Senate in California. Elist is challenging incumbent Senator Alex Padilla, who was appointed to his position by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2021.
     
    Unlike Padilla, who has been a career politician for nearly twenty-five years and has not had a private sector job since the 1990s, Elist is an outsider, entrepreneur, and successful businessman who brings a fresh perspective that is desperately needed in California and Washington D.C.

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    Episode 23: Family Law Reformist and Johnny Depp Confidante Greg Ellis on the Depp/Heard Battle and Greg's Own Saga of False Accusation

    Episode 23: Family Law Reformist and Johnny Depp Confidante Greg Ellis on the Depp/Heard Battle and Greg's Own Saga of False Accusation

    0:12 - Intro: Between the reversal of Roe v. Wade and the Depp/Heart trial, gender issues are coming to a head. How are these issues playing out and what do they say about gender relations in America?

    9:26 - Greg Ellis is a renown actor who had his life ruined by false accusations by his ex-wife. He is also close friends with Johnny Depp and has been a confidante of Johnny's through his current court battle with Amber Heard. Greg tells us about his own odyssey through the nightmarish American family law system, and his unique perspective on the Depp/Heard saga. 

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    Episode 22: Venture Capitalist David Sacks on Tech's Transformational Moment, Free Speech, CA Politics, the On-Coming Recession, and Much More

    Episode 22: Venture Capitalist David Sacks on Tech's Transformational Moment, Free Speech, CA Politics, the On-Coming Recession, and Much More

    David Sacks is a titan of tech world - founding COO of Paypal, Founder/CEO of Yammer, and general partner at Craft Ventures. He is also fast-becoming a prominent thought leader as co-host of leading podcast the All-In Podcast, and notable commentator on wide-range of financial and political issues, and international affairs. 
    David joins Matt this week to discuss the transformational moment of Elon Musk purchasing Twitter and reinstating free speech as a guiding principle of social media, as well as the problematic censorship trends that led to this event. David and Matt also discuss the dysfunction in California government that is leading residents to leave the state, the impact of the anticipated over-turning of the Roe v. Wade decision, potential outcomes on the Russia/Ukraine conflict, David's prediction of an on-coming recession and bear market for start-ups and growth stocks, and much much more!

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    Episode 21: Super Snake - Satirizing Elite Culture, Wealth, & Status via Memes

    Episode 21: Super Snake - Satirizing Elite Culture, Wealth, & Status via Memes

    Super Snake (formerly, “Super Slutty Snake”) has been dubbed “High Society’s Memeologist” - providing biting social commentary and satirizing the rich and famous in an era where the money is flowing and fame is just one viral post away. Super Snake has given voice to many of the peculiarities of our era (“why does every newly minted tech billionaire need their own personal Shaman and a trip to Burning Man?”) and articulated the never-ending Battle for Status in the social media age.  

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    Episode 20: End of the Travel Mask Mandate; Elon's Twitter Takeover; Libs of Tik Tok vs. Taylor Lorenz

    Episode 20: End of the Travel Mask Mandate; Elon's Twitter Takeover; Libs of Tik Tok vs. Taylor Lorenz

    0:19 - A Federal judge strikes down the Biden mask mandate on planes and public transit - was it the right legal ruling? Should we care?

    18:28 - Elon Musk's attempt to buy Twitter - why is he doing it? why does it matter? will it succeed? if it does, what impact will it have?

    45:07 - Taylor Lorenz doxxes the Libs of Tik Tok account creator - another major battle in the Culture Wars

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

nbhh777 ,

Matt earned my FIRST podcast review ever!!

I have never left a review on a podcast, but I felt like if anyone deserves amazing reviews, its Matt. He is doing, in my opinion, an extremely important service to humanity in this very polarizing and scary time. Over the past few years, politics has gone from simple debates and different opinions, to full blown cencorship, illogical law changes, and an overall lack in common sense when it comes to disagreeing with the other side. The way Matt is able to navigate his points, while not being overly biased, is truly a sight to see (and hear). It’s clear to me that he always gives both sides to any argument a fair shake, and will always come to a logical conclusion. Sometimes it even might go against what his viewers want, or what he WANTS the conclusion to be, but he remains true to the facts. This is truly what I respect about Matt. In addition to all of these points on the host, I also am amazed at the guests he’s been able to get on his show. It says a lot about Matt’s personality that he’s been able to keep such incredibly talented friends, and grown such a fantastic network through his own life and career in law/tech. You would think Matt started this podcast as a celebrity by the guests he has, but its just sheer hard work, and genuine connecting. The world needs to hear what is being said on this show, and the more people who listen, the closer we will be to being back to a place of normalcy. Can’t wait to hear more!

Dontavius Avalonte ,

One of the worst podcasts I’ve listened to

Don’t waste your time on this one. Heavily biased right-wing nut-job host who lacks logic and critically thinking skills.

BobbyMS2 ,

Great show!

Matt does a nice job with the research for each topic, present both sides of an issue objectively. Will keep listening

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