57 episodes

David Quintana has spent decades mastering the ins and outs of CA politics but politics isn’t his sole focus, and he knows it’s not yours either. Quintana looks outside the realm of politics for insightful and entertaining conversations about history, social justice, pop culture, business, music, and sports, with a dash of politics from time to time. Welcome to the show and enjoy!

The Quintana Show David Quintana

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

David Quintana has spent decades mastering the ins and outs of CA politics but politics isn’t his sole focus, and he knows it’s not yours either. Quintana looks outside the realm of politics for insightful and entertaining conversations about history, social justice, pop culture, business, music, and sports, with a dash of politics from time to time. Welcome to the show and enjoy!

    Robert Fitzpatrick

    Robert Fitzpatrick

    Amway: In the world of multi-level marketing (MLM) one player stands head and shoulders above all others – Amway. In the 1950’s the founders created what they called “The Plan” – the product wasn’t the focus – the focus was the distributor – and it was brilliant. “The Plan” raked in billions for the company and they adopted a sophisticated game-plan by immersing themselves in “Americana” branding and becoming a major political donor. In the world of MLMs, they are the ones you overlook, because they choose to hide in plain sight, with stadium naming deals and members of Presidential cabinets. They are the cult next door. Author of “Ponzinomics,” Robert FitzPatrick is the leading expert on the history of MLM and he’ll share the origin story of Amway and “The Plan” they created that all the MLMs now follow. He’ll explain why it’s literally impossible to make a profit unless you're in on the scam at the start, and why when you really look into the structure one thing becomes clear: MLMs are cults.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Eleanor Morton - The Making of a Comic Genius

    Eleanor Morton - The Making of a Comic Genius

    Our guest is Scottish Comedian Eleanor Morton whose career exploded over covid with the popularity of her historic and literary parodies. We talk about why she loves history, why she studied English literature instead, how and why she developed her comedic process, which part of English history she likes most, and more. Watch as she has Q cracking up!

    Welcome to the Quintana Show. Q has spent years in the political world so he knows how to ask questions. Watch as we bring you entertaining and insightful interviews from guests across the sports, music, entertainment, and news world. And we didn’t forget you either true crime fans!
    Watch and subscribe!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    "Rock Your Baby" - The First Disco Hit!

    "Rock Your Baby" - The First Disco Hit!

    1974: Connors and Evert conquer Wimbledon, Watergate roils the U.S., and singer George McCrae releases what will become the first disco hit -- “Rock Your Baby.” But what was it that made this song and the genre it ushered in, disco, take the world by storm? Listen as Q and Tim break down how serial label owner, Henry Stone and a couple of warehouse guys (who went on to form the core of KC and the Sunshine Band) revolutionized music and introduced the world to disco!

    Welcome to the Quintana Show. Q has spent years in the political world so he knows how to ask questions. Watch as we bring you entertaining and insightful interviews from guests across the sports, music, entertainment, and news world. And we didn’t forget you either true crime fans!
    Watch and subscribe!

    • 33 min
    Califorina Descending - The Crime Explosion w/ Jim Cooper

    Califorina Descending - The Crime Explosion w/ Jim Cooper

    California lawmaker Jim Cooper is the new sheriff of Sacramento County, California. For years in the state legislature he has been the loudest voice on California’s descent into a place where criminal laws have been turned on their heads. Where once, those who found themselves assaulted and robbed were considered the victims, now, those doing the robbing and assaulting have become the “victims.” Cooper watched as a majority of his colleagues passed these laws over the years and he called them out on it every time. And now, California is exactly where he predicted it would be. He joined us during his busy sheriff’s campaign to discuss crime and law in California from his perspective as both a veteran deputy sheriff and California lawmaker. He and Q talk about housing and homelessness, mental illness and crime, why crime in California is going to get worse before better, and who is to blame.

    Welcome to the Quintana Show. Q has spent years in the political world so he knows how to ask questions. Listen as we bring you entertaining and insightful interviews from guests across the sports, music, entertainment, and news world. And we didn’t forget you either true crime fans!

    Listen and subscribe!

    • 34 min
    How the #@* Was That a Hit?! - "Sugar, Sugar"

    How the #@* Was That a Hit?! - "Sugar, Sugar"

    1969 was a year of war, darkness, change, and tumult. Man lands on the moon, Vietnam War riots, Woodstock, Altamont, the Manson Murders the first Led Zeppelin album, Hendrix exploding, and the Beatles at their artistic peak. And what was the #1 hit of the entire year of 1969? The uber-sweet Sugar, Sugar by a freaking cartoon band, the Archies!?!? Learn how this happened in the first episode of our new series, How the #@! Was That a Hit? Series hosts Q and Tim Foster explain how the success of Sugar, Sugar actually made total sense given the zeitgeist and the studio folks behind it?

    • 27 min
    Kate Williams Takes On the Royal Family

    Kate Williams Takes On the Royal Family

    Kate Williams on the Modern Monarchy

    The past decades have been filled with royal scandals and outrages. The modern British Monarchy is in flux and we have Kate Williams professor, author, CNN, and BBC presenter to talk Will and Kate, Harry and Meghan, Princess Di, the embarrassment that is Prince Andrew, and the future of the Royals in England. A delight to listen to with stories and insights on the Royals that are found nowhere other than here with the presenter who is THE “go-to” on the monarchy on both sides of the pond.

    Welcome to the Quintana Show. Q has spent years in the political world so he knows how to ask questions. Listen as we bring you entertaining and insightful interviews from guests across the sports, music, entertainment, and news world. And we didn’t forget you either true crime fans!
    Listen and subscribe!

    • 36 min

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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