Three Right Turns explores progressive politics and policy with an eye towards out reach and explanation to centrists and open minded people of conservative persuasion. Do you feel left behind by the modern culture and economy? Are you alienated by friends, co-workers, and family, or are angry and confused for always feeling like the bad guy? Maybe Three Right Turns can help. Hosted by A.Ron, a former Christian conservative turned secular progressive, this podcast will answer honest questions with straightforward answers without judgment or condescension. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @ARonHubbardBM with #3RT to have your questions or comments considered for the show.
Hailing Frequencies Open with BJ from S. Carolina
“How do I talk with my more conservative friends and family?” is the number one question I get asked on this show. It’s also something I’ve thought a lot about, because I have a LOT of conservative friends and family! While my batting record is far from 1.000, I’ve had some successes here and there. Today I talk with a former Trump supporter and disillusioned right leaning individual from South Carolina, who has a lot of questions, like… how can I trust the democrats will do any better? Why should I care about policies for people worse off than me when I don’t feel secure myself? What if helping others makes me fear that I’ll be worse off? Let’s see if I can build some bridges and common ground and try to get us on the same page, or at least reading from the same book!
Props to BJ for being willing to come on the show and have the conversation! Also, if you want even more 3RT, check out my recent appearance on the Hippy Dippy Roundtable! We discussed killing the filibuster, the threat of white supremacist groups, diversity training, wealth taxes, and the cancellation of Pepe Le Pew with a panel of people ranging from arch-conservatives all the way to commie! Be sure to sub to our channel at youtube.com/swizzbold if you want to keep up with the latest in live streams and videos!
The Wrong Kind of Kindness
We’re almost to Joe Biden’s 50th day as President. In this short period of time, there have been some important victories, but there’s also been a fair share of disappointment. Do these setbacks mean electoral politics has failed yet again? Is it really as some fear, that the two parties in the US are the same? If so, how do we move politicians left? How can we be more politically effective? How can we keep our eyes on the long term prize and not give in to political despair, cynicism, and apathy? In this episode we talk about $2000 Covid-relief checks, the $15 minimum wage, problems on our southern border, and airstrikes in Syria.
Sources used in this podcast…
New York Times: McDonald’s Workers in Denmark Pity Us
Washington Post: Kids in Cages
Skeptoid Podcast: Refeeding Syndrome and Sudden Death
Gun Control with Aiden from Socialism Done Left
America has more guns than people. Our murder and suicide rates are far above our international peers. Can something be done about gun violence and death in America? And if so, what? Aiden from Socialism Done Left (youtube / twitch) joins the podcast once again to share some stats and debate what policies and priorities we should be pursuing in the goal of saving lives and protecting personal freedoms.
Diamond Hands with Jim!
Podcast producer and host Jim Jones breaks his 3RT silence by joining me to try and separate math from myth when it comes to Game Stop. Game Stop (GSE) has been living the classic “rags to riches to rags to maybe riches to almost certain rags” story in the stock market and on social media this past week. What’s going on? Has the financial Davids finally gotten one over on the Wall Street Goliaths? Is this kind of investing sound? How does shorting stocks work? How can you make money when a company’s value falls? Is this chaos a problem, have crimes been committed, and what if anything can or should be done about it? We’ll try to provide some answers, and some context.
If you agree with us that there are multiple reasons to investigate everything involved for manipulation and fraud, then you should know how to get in touch with your senators and representatives, to let them know this is an important issue. You may also consider filing an SEC complaint or join a class action against certain app developers or firms if you have been impacted in all this. Invest responsibly, and like consult the opinions of experts before engaging in any long term investment strategy!
Happy New Year?
We’re just over two weeks into 2021, and it doesn’t seem that we’re fated to reduce our collective anxiety levels any time soon. What happened at the Capitol on January 6th? What can we do about it in the future? What should the Biden administration and congressional Democrats have as their priorities over the next two years? And how does Swizzbold and 3RT plan on covering politics in 2021 and beyond?
Can’t get enough political talk? Check out my recent podcast on Moving Forward with Riopublican, “The Future of the DNC”!
I'm Dreaming... of a Social Wealth Fund for America
This week A.Ron talks briefly about the various messes we're in, and encourages people to help take the Senate back in Georgia, before doing a deep dive into the history and future of social wealth funds. What is a Social Wealth Fund? How has Norway's experience proved that government can effectively and responsibly manage such a thing? And could it possibly work here? We consider the American Solidarity Fund proposal from the People's Policy Project to find out!
Hey I just wanted to say you are doing a great job. Really common sense progressive talk. Heck just common sense content period. I am a Infantry vet, and a retired cop after 22 years and heck with my demographic I should in theory been one of those lunatics storming the capitol. But thats just not how I was made or brought up. WIth my views which match yours I guess people would never even expect me to be a progressive with the life expericence and background I have. Just wanted to thank you again for such an informative and interesting podcast.
Enjoyable thoughtful podcast
Great podcast. Listened to the GoT podcast before and then heard him on the Yang fanboy podcast and found this one.
Politics and Point of View
Feel like you’re going for a riff on the Carlin vibe and I’m in!