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Bird Road Podcast
71 minutes | 25 days ago
Storyboys – “It’s all connected” OR the unified theory of Florida GOP corruption
This week we have another Storyboys episode and Q is going deep on the confluence of scandals encompassing former-Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg, Rep. Matt Gaetz, Frank Artiles, phony political candidates, electoral fraud, misappropriation of public funds, bitcoin fires, underage sex trafficking, and more the GOP’s favorite things. We explore how Florida is a test lab for the Republican Party’s most perverse peccadilloes, and how it got that way. We relied on the following reporting to tell this story: ‘Felt like a setup’: WhatsApp chat shows Gaetz ally scrambling to contain fallout https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/12/whatsapp-chat-matt-gaetz-joel-greenberg-480962 POLITICO Playbook: The Gaetz Show gets weirder https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2021/04/10/the-gaetz-show-gets-weirder-492434 Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 4.13.21 https://floridapolitics.com/archives/419235-sunburn-the-morning-read-of-whats-hot-in-florida-politics-4-13-21/ Florida Elections Commission official arrested on child porn charges https://floridapolitics.com/archives/418497-elections-commission-official-arrested-on-child-porn-charges/ Indicted Gaetz Associate Is Said to Be Cooperating With Justice Dept. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/13/us/politics/joel-greenberg-matt-gaetz.html Audit: Joel Greenberg ‘misused’ Seminole taxpayer dollars on body armor, cryptocurrency servers, more https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/seminole-county/os-ne-joel-greenberg-seminole-county-audit-20201104-f3qymjheyzeivi5q7coul3d5kq-story.html The post Storyboys – “It’s all connected” OR the unified theory of Florida GOP corruption appeared first on Bird Road.
50 minutes | a month ago
Thanks a lot, Kate. We’ll be in touch about the consequences of your behavior.
In a JUST DEM BOYZ hootenanny Q and Jewish Dave touch on no shortage of topics, from the viability of Fiverr to Indonesian gig-worker scams to whatever happened to IFC. The post Thanks a lot, Kate. We’ll be in touch about the consequences of your behavior. appeared first on Bird Road.
57 minutes | 2 months ago
The Smooth Gen
What has happened? What will happen in the future? What’s literally happening right now? Did Xzibit ever do a collab with Wu Tang? All questions are explored during this very introspective and special episode of Bird Road. Once again, it’s a Just Dem Boyz episode and we are going long. The post The Smooth Gen appeared first on Bird Road.
57 minutes | 2 months ago
don’t bother listening to this one unless you REALLY just like hearing Q & Jewish Dave break the law
I warned ya. Caveat emptor, as they say. The post don’t bother listening to this one unless you REALLY just like hearing Q & Jewish Dave break the law appeared first on Bird Road.
64 minutes | 2 months ago
Storyboys: On Sinema – Kyrsten Sinema and the corrupting power of the U.S. Senate
In our inaugural Storyboys episode, Q has a story to tell about the senior Senator from Arizona, the Queen Bee thumb-downer, the master of political disguise, Kyrsten Sinema, and about whether the US Senate is a corrupting influence, or if the institution’s allure of power and influence simply attracts the most easily corruptible handmaidens of power. A little of both, TBH! The post Storyboys: On Sinema – Kyrsten Sinema and the corrupting power of the U.S. Senate appeared first on Bird Road.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
JUST. DEM. BOYYYYYYYYZ Spectaculo 2021
It’s just the fellas, Dem Boyz, riffin’, choppin’ it up, talm’bout… whatever. History. Life. Culture. Us. Enjoy it folks. Real classico shit right here. The post JUST. DEM. BOYYYYYYYYZ Spectaculo 2021 appeared first on Bird Road.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
Florida Whip-Around Coverage feat. Rep. Anna Eskamani
This week we’re talking with State Rep. Anna Eskamani from District 47 about a whole host of issues, including Gov. Ron DeSantis’ failed vaccine rollout, the role that politics and preference plays in serving citizens, the HB1 anti-protest bill and Rush Limbaugh. She also outlined a solution to fixing the broken state Democratic Party. Follow Rep. Eskamani on Twitter @AnnaForFlorida. Later, Q and Jewish Dave are fascinated with the wheels coming off of outspoken media-adjacent people’s careers. First we get into Mike Pesca’s pathological need to debate the use of ethnic slurs and his subsequent downfall. Then, we explore why Neera Tanden’s likely failure to get confirmed by the Senate has less to do with mean tweets and more to do with EpiPens. Follow us on Twitter, we need some love on social. Music in this episode is by David Rosen. The post Florida Whip-Around Coverage feat. Rep. Anna Eskamani appeared first on Bird Road.
64 minutes | 3 months ago
Magic City Musk (Underground) feat. Alissa Walker
As part of the Great Miami Tech Migration of 2021, Mayor Francis Suarez in recent weeks has initiated interstellar communication with the Imaginary Iron Man, the original Space Karen and freshly minted Richest Dude On Earth, Elon Musk, to punch a bunch of holes in our city and uh, help… traffic? Cool. We spoke with Alissa Walker from Curbed about the wisdom of boring enormous chambers through the porous limestone that makes up Miami, and what the environmental impact could look like for a region that is environmentally tenuous, at best. Follow Alissa on Twitter @awalkerInLA, and read her work over on Curbed. You can also subscribe to the LA Podcast here. The post Magic City Musk (Underground) feat. Alissa Walker appeared first on Bird Road.
58 minutes | 3 months ago
$GME, none left for me
We have returning friend-of-the-Bird Justin Azpiazu back to shoot the shit about the GameStop/WallStreetBets imbroglio, just in time for the whole house to come crashing down on itself. Follow us on Twitter @BirdRoadPodcast. The post $GME, none left for me appeared first on Bird Road.
88 minutes | 4 months ago
Dive Bar Bingo – Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets Crossover Episode with Piecing It Together
In this Bird Road-Piecing It Together crossover episode, Q and Jewish Dave go deep on the indie hit Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets, its stars and creators, and explore their own years-long complicated and storied history with Las Vegas dive bars. Michael Martin for and Academy Award! Follow Michael Martin on Twitter. The post Dive Bar Bingo – Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets Crossover Episode with Piecing It Together appeared first on Bird Road.
59 minutes | 4 months ago
The Senate, Literally Up For Grabs
After a 24 hours that may have changed the course of the future, Q and Jewish Dave talk through what happened, how it got this way, and what the future will probably look like (bad). The post The Senate, Literally Up For Grabs appeared first on Bird Road.
80 minutes | 4 months ago
All my acquaintance? Should be forgot.
In another JUST DEM BOYZ classic, Q and Jewish Dave put a bow on the year by sharing three resolutions for 2021 and three things they learned in 2020. It’s a real cathartic listen, seriously it’s a whole thing. You gotta hear it for yourself. The post All my acquaintance? Should be forgot. appeared first on Bird Road.
74 minutes | 5 months ago
‘I’m from Silicon Valley and I’m here to help’
Dem Boyz are back with the new puro and we are digging into Miami’s “tech boom” and exploring whether it amounts to anything more than some rich dudes trying to avoid taxes and not wear masks. We also get into the deficient COVID bailout package, gaming news, Disney, Warner Brothers and Eve6. The post ‘I’m from Silicon Valley and I’m here to help’ appeared first on Bird Road.
56 minutes | 6 months ago
8-bits and riots
CALL-IN SHOW ON SUNDAY – CLICK HERE Register to call in on Sunday, Nov. 22 between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. We’re just going to be hearing you out, talking about whatever you want to talk about. Call it self care, call it a cope, call it what you will — just call us! Ok, now onto business: It’s a (say it with us) JUST. DEM. BOYZZZZZ episode, so you’re all in for a treat. We talked about the change in lexicon over the Trump era and what babies we sound like now. We talked about the Million MAGA rally in DC. And then we talked about video games. The post 8-bits and riots appeared first on Bird Road.
72 minutes | 6 months ago
Sometimes you eat the Broward, and sometimes the Broward eats you, feat. Sabrina Javellana
We talked with Hallandale Beach Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana about the wave of progressive candidates ushered into office north of the Miami-Dade county line, what it means for Florida’s second-biggest county, and how it could serve as a template to win more elections throughout the state. We also touched on how Florida’s progressives are centering new and strong voices, and how to turn the state’s moribund Democratic party into a helping force, not a centrist hindrance. You can follow Sabrina on Twitter @jvellana, and you can find the Black Lives Matter Alliance of Broward here. You can also follow SEIU Florida here. The post Sometimes you eat the Broward, and sometimes the Broward eats you, feat. Sabrina Javellana appeared first on Bird Road.
68 minutes | 6 months ago
Giving the Dems Their Due feat. Jason Harris
They lost Florida, they lost key Senate races, they lost ground in the House, and they lost their collective cool as they descended into arguments and infighting this week. But the Democrats also won their biggest prize, and it wasn’t really very close. Today, Americans all across the political spectrum (except the right) are breathing a sigh of relief that at least bad-orange-man can’t hurt them anymore. We talked with Awesome Movie Year cohost Jason Harris about the historic effort it took to drag Trump from power and the accompanying catharsis. We also got an inside look at some of the jokes he’s workshopping as Joe Biden’s ghostwriter. Jason returns with cohost Josh Bell to Awesome Movie Year this week, so be sure to subscribe, rate and review the show. The post Giving the Dems Their Due feat. Jason Harris appeared first on Bird Road.
62 minutes | 6 months ago
It’s All Over But the Lawsuits and Blame Avoidance feat. Thomas Kennedy
We had local activist Thomas Kennedy on to talk about the misconceptions and realities behind what happened in Miami in this year’s election, and during our diagnosis we got the news that the ol’ US of A has herself a new danged ol’ president in real time. After discussing the big news, we did a deep post mortem on the corruption and incompetence at the top of the Florida Democratic Party on the heels of its latest in a long, long streak of losses across the board. Also some talk about random races, progressives winning, and QAnon. You can follow Thomas on Twitter at @tomaskenn. The post It’s All Over But the Lawsuits and Blame Avoidance feat. Thomas Kennedy appeared first on Bird Road.
69 minutes | 7 months ago
Dispatches from the last (maybe) dying (possibly) days of Trump’s America (or maybe not)
It’s Trump-Biden talk with JUST DEM BOYZ. We hit a bunch of pre-election topics, staring down the barrel of potentially our last week of a non-lame duck Trump administration. Can Biden win? Will Trump use his Invincibility Starman powers in the next 8 days to close out strong? Is the enthusiasm gap real, or just some dumb shit? Is MAGA the first/last great political opportunity for concert parking lot merch hawks? Listen, and find out. Follow us on Twitter @BirdRoadPodcast. Music is by David Rosen. The post Dispatches from the last (maybe) dying (possibly) days of Trump’s America (or maybe not) appeared first on Bird Road.
58 minutes | 7 months ago
My Own Private Nonexistent Cattle Ranch feat. Adam Christensen
Adam Christensen (ForTheManyNotJustMe.com) is a progressive running against one of the most hilariously incompetent candidates for Congress in Florida — which is truly saying something. We caught up with Adam to hear about his goals for FL CD3, how a progressive can make headway in a traditionally conservative southern district, and how fun it is to run opposition research against a congenital liar. You can follow him on Twitter @AC4Congress2020 and donate to his campaign in the run up to Nov. 3. And don’t forget: Beware the Gainesville Antifa! The post My Own Private Nonexistent Cattle Ranch feat. Adam Christensen appeared first on Bird Road.
61 minutes | 8 months ago
Abolish Debates. Abolish Elections.
We’re back baby with a Just Dem Boyz episode and a semi-wrap-up of last night’s very depressing debate. We got into how the only audience for these omni-culture political events are people with poisoned brains who take all the wrong things away from them, and how the logical conclusion is to abolish debates and abolish elections. We also talked about how Gun Genius Stores can help Libs get armed for the coming revolution without having to interact with… less savory elements. Wish Jewish Dave a happy birthday on Twitter @PiecingPod. The post Abolish Debates. Abolish Elections. appeared first on Bird Road.
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