@illbabbu and @ScamwellTarly talk about the issues of the week. Opinions are generally very bad. Sorry if this offends.
No Woman(or #mapoli Man) is an Island w/ Maureen McInerney
Is Charlie Baker running and what does a "Baker Republican" do if he doesn't?
Maureen McInerney, one of Scam's besties, got the slot to hash out the deeper parts of being a Republican in not one but three states as a woman trying to "diversify" it, Charlie Baker being Charlie Baker, and why Geoff Diehl should be taken kind of seriously this time in a very non-weird MAGA way.
We can't always agree on everything but one thing's for sure, both parties are deeply in trouble.
Wu Dudes w/ Jim Aloisi
Who else would get the slot after election day? Of course it's Uncle Jim.
First the bhoys catch up after a long hiatus. Babbu's still playing dad, Scam's soft launched the partner.
Then the good stuff when Jim helps the bhoys run down why Michelle Wu winning is so good and cool for transit, the differences of opinion on who is best for First Suffolk & Middlesex, State Auditor, and finding common ground on a gubernatorial candidate for 2022 with a bold prediction.
And of course why Jim is an aged Stanley Tucci.
Jim's the best. The bhoys love him.
The Taste of Somerville w/ Will Mbah
Scam's neighborhood is changing before his eyes. The luxury building towering over the bike lane and the park. The bus lane that looks exactly like the MBTA 1 bus between Sullivan Square and Davis. The same stories told city to city, town to town.
So Scam said why not have Will Mbah (Chelsea [Football Team], yuck) come on and talk about why he's running for mayor of Somerville, his Chelsea fandom, the housing crisis that's happening on our respective streets, and why policing should look different and Somerville's a perfect place to start.
Will's impressed with Scam's eating and drinking hangouts. Scam and Babbu are impressed with his laugh and joy. A match made for Broadway.
Don't forget to vote Tues 11/2.
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The Numbers Are Real w/ Rich Parr
Two polls have come out trying to size up the mayoral, at-large, and ballot questions. Two debates don't seem to shift much either. And They all seem to say the same thing: one candidate is running away with it.
Rich Parr (West Ham United) of MassInc Polling Group got the slot to parse the details in the crosstabs and toplines in their & Suffolk U's polls about how Michelle Wu is doing this, why the At-Large City Council race for 4th place will come down to the wire, and Boston ready to elect a school committee for once.
The numbers are real and we still have to vote, but the only poll isn't election day.
Brela by Suburban ft T-Choppa
From Downtown, it's Ward E! w/ James Solomon
Babbu still likes to keep an eye on big city politics no matter how much the suburbs, the third co-host, or the Bluetick Coonhound keep him busy.
So he checked in on his friend James Solomon of Ward E in Jersey City (7:10) to compare the past four years to now, why this campaign is way hotter than his first go around, and his race being a microcosm of what's happening in the city as a whole as a councilperson, a dad, and a husband.
Be sure to follow, volunteer, donate, etc.
Insert Milk Here w/ Alejandra & Malikai of ObviousNonsense
All three black candidates lost and the takes from everyone were endless. I guess some must continue that.
Alejandra & Malikai, co-hosts of Insert Name Here, took the slot while Babbu keeps grinding in real life as a good dad.
All three of us are younger people of color (under 40) who have a different perspective of being a voter, identity politics, the monolithic vote that can range from God fearing/going and cop loving to breaking the entire system down brick by brick, and why we love Michelle Wu.
It's beyond Ricardo Arroyo, Tito Jackson, Wakanda II, the academics, and the professional activists. Coalitions matter, all folk actually are folk.
Always consider ObviousNonsense
Such a good pod
They have the coolest guest speakers