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Progressive podcast covering politics and all the other chaos life has to offer.
Ep. 85 - Conservatives' War on Drag Shows
On this episode, we discuss the latest anti-drag legislation that passed in Tennessee and the conservative war on drag shows throughout the country. We also remind Wisconsin voters to VOTE FOR JANET PROTASIEWICZ for WI Supreme Court on April 4th, talk about Tucker Carlson trying to rewrite the history of January 6th, and discuss the highlights of CPAC. If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode:
There is also a special election for state senate district 8 (W and NW suburbs)Capitol Police chief tears into Tucker Carlson for claims about Officer Brian Sicknick'Bulls---': GOP senators rebuke Tucker Carlson for downplaying Jan. 6 as 'mostly peaceful'Trump's CPAC SpeechFact checkers found 23 outright lies in his speechHershey Faces Boycott Calls Over Trans Woman in International Women’s Day CampaignCandace Owens VideoBrett Cooper VideoTucker Carlson Segment on Hershey’s chocolateDailyWire tweetTennessee is the latest state to sign one of these bills into law, which takes effect on July 1stTennessee Passed the Nation’s First Law Limiting Drag Shows. Here’s the Status of Anti-Drag Bills Across the U.S.New York Repeals 'Walking While Trans' LawWhen cross-dressing was criminal: Book documents history of longtime San Francisco lawDr. Jules Gill-Peterson interview with NPRTennessee Drag Queen Gives Defiant Speech About Anti-Drag Bill With Powerful Stonewall Reminder
Ep. 84 - America's Obsession with Guns
This week, we discuss America's gun culture and how conservatives have taken it to a weird extreme. We also talk about a Texas judge ruling on mifepristone, updates on the "lab leak theory," Dilbert being canceled, and more! If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode:
Mississippi bans gender-affirming care for trans youthFlorida Republican pitches bill to eliminate the Florida Democratic PartyTexas judge to rule on abortion pill used by millions of AmericansScott Adams LivestreamDo you agree or disagree with this statement: “It’s OK to be white.”American National Election Studies SurveyCartoonists say a rebuke of 'Dilbert' creator Scott Adams is long overdueCovid has been proven to come from a lab in China by the US government (not really)Fox News blasts Lego for “going woke”H.R.1095A pastor in Tennessee went viral for posting a video promoting an AR-15 giveawayIgnite Church attempts to recruit young men by giving away AR-15A gun church that glorifies the AR-15 and is led by the son of the 'Moonies' church founder has been making alliances with far-right figuresKey facts about Americans and gunsSome gun death statistics from the BBCstudy published in the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal JusticeInvestigating the Link Between Gun Possession and Gun AssaultHomicide Deaths Among Adult Cohabitants of Handgun Owners in California, 2004 to 2016More than 100 ads during the 2022 midterms
Ep. 83 - The Whitewashing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
On this episode, we discuss the whitewashing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by conservatives. We also discuss the latest update on the Dominion lawsuit against Fox News, how the Mormon church have been illegally hiding money from its members, the results of the Wisconsin Supreme Court primary, and more! If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode:
Off the air, Fox News stars blasted the election fraud claims they peddledWill Sommer Twitter ThreadDominion v. Fox News ComplaintMormon Church and its investment manager fined $5 million by SECWI Supreme Court Rules Against Lowes Trying to Evade Property TaxDark Store TheoryBiden Just Destroyed Putin’s Last HopeRepublicans criticize Biden’s trip to Kyiv as Putin withdraws from nuclear treatyConservatives Lose Their Minds Over Chelsea Handler SkitStanford The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education InstituteExamples of conservatives appropriating Dr. King’s wordsWI SJR 7Fox News: MLK Dream ScoreDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on LaborMartin Luther King on “right to work”MLK studied communism1952 letter to his future wife, Coretta Scott“The Other America” speechThe Role of the Behavioral Scientist in the Civil Rights MovementThe Dream Deferred: The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Holy Week Uprisings of 1968
Ep. 82 - The Wilmington Coup
This week, we discuss the tragic story of the Wilmington Coup. We also talk about the He Gets Us campaign, Nikki Haley running for president, the massive train derailment in Ohio, and how Elon Musk is an idiot... again. If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode:
"He gets us" Super Bowl Jesus commercial angers both left and rightThe truth behind the ‘He Gets Us’ ads for Jesus airing during the Super BowlThe Far Right Is Funding Evangelical Super Bowl Sunday AdsNikki Haley is running for presidentPresident Joe Biden signed legislation on December 2nd 2022 to block a national U.S. railroad strike.Rebecca Watson videoDianne Feinstein announces she will retire at the end of her current term (sort of)Elon Musk declares cancel culture over since Twitter takeover: 'You won't be missed'Yes, Elon Musk created a special system for showing you all his tweets firstMichael Knowles on performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before the Super BowlBen Shapiro gives his “thoughts” and also ponders the g******s of flyover pilotsNewsMax’s Benny Johnson says it should be illegalA Day of Blood: The 1898 Wilmington Race RiotDemocracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its LegacyTHE WILMINGTON COUP D'ÉTAT OF 1898What a White-Supremacist Coup Looks Like"The Vampire that Hovers Over North Carolina," News and Observer, September 27, 1898White Declaration of Independence
Ep. 81 - The Tulsa Massacre
On this episode, we continue our observance of Black History Month by discussing the tragic events of the Tulsa Massacre. We also talk about Biden's State of the Union, killer Chinese balloons, and more! If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode:
Republican Party of Wisconsin: Complaint filed with Wisconsin Judicial Commission over Janet Protasiewicz for judicial conduct violations in her campaignJanet Protasiewicz leads fundraising for state Supreme Court; Jennifer Dorow has strong startCandace Owens: “The trans agenda is demonic. Any actor, actress, individual that supports this is supporting something that is demonic.ChatGPT refuses to use N-word to disarm bombGreenwood neighborhood prior to the massacreSarah PageTulsa Tribune articleThere had been 2 lynchings in Tulsa in 1920How the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 Was (and Might Be) ForgottenJune 4th editorial in the Tulsa Tribune “It Must Not Be Again”City Commission claims for property damage total $1.8 million dollars Redfearn v. American Central Ins. Co. in 1926, Oklahoma Supreme Court immunizes insurance companies from liability due to a riot.
Ep. 80 - Henrietta Lacks and Her Immortal Cells
We are BACK for 2023! As we begin our observation of Black History Month, we discuss the story of Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells. We also catch up on the million headlines and stories from when we were gone. If you like our podcast, make sure to leave a 5-star review! Useful links from the episode:
WTF is going on with George SantosIlliminaughtii video on George SantosWhat we know about the killing of Tyre NicholsInitial Police Report on Tyre Nichols Arrest Is Contradicted by Videos3 Memphis EMTs fired for their response to the fatal police beating of Tyre NicholsRepublican Party of Wisconsin: Complaint filed with Wisconsin Judicial Commission over Janet Protasiewicz for judicial conduct violations in her campaignJanet Protasiewicz leads fundraising for state Supreme Court; Jennifer Dorow has strong startDonald Trump vows war on the transgender if he is elected PresidentTucker Carlson Rips Menthol Cigarette Bans, Says Nicotine 'Frees Your Mind'Fox accused Xbox of going “woke” due to new power saving modeSignificant Research Advances Enabled by HeLa CellsHenrietta Lacks' hometown will build statue of her where Robert E. Lee sculpture once stoodUsing my family's dark history to teach about vaccinesThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Book)The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO Movie)
Refreshing take on political topics
It's generally difficult to make politics entertaining, however I enjoy the friendly conversations between Jason and Joe. You can tell a podcast is doing its job when you make it to the end of an episode having learned something. Keep up the great work guys.
Good if you want a left wing echo chamber
While they seem honest in their personal beliefs, their analysis on what motivates right of center people is preposterous. They see republicans as evil. The Podcast needs much more nuance or actual engagement with differing opinions.