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80 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Episode 188: LIVE FROM NYC! Mayoral Primary Special Edition!
Eric Adams will in all likelihood be your Democratic candidate. Yang flames out! Progressivism is not dead! Sliwa will be your GOP representative. Hear how the final hours of the campaign played out from the ground level!
58 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Episode 187: Biden's plan to pivot away from COVID
Even California is reopening, so Joe Biden needs to pivot from the issue he won on in 2020. But what does he focus on? When does he flip the switch? Does Justice Breyer need to retire immediately? Brian Brushwood joins us to discuss the new Dog and Pony Show Audio series World's Greatest Con.
38 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Introducing The World's Greatest Con
Here is episode one of World's Greatest Con the new series starring Brian Brushwood and produced by Justin and Dog and Pony Show Audio.
68 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Episode 185: Gavin Newsom EXPOSED! MeetKevin, the YouTuber running in the California Recall
Is Andrew Yang toast in his run for NYC mayor? Cocaine Mitch to make a deal with the Dems? MeetKevin is running for governor of California, hear what his plans are and why he believes this isn't just a stunt. NYC Meetup! SUNDAY June 20th Carragher's 228 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 7 p.m.
60 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Episode 184: Is Sarah Palin about to beat the New York Times in court?
The latest on Biden's (doomed?) infrastructure plan. Is Bibi Netanyahu about to be tossed from power? For real this time. Bill Grueskin of Columbia Journalism Review discusses Sarah Palin's lawsuit against the New York Times.
67 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Episode 183: Why do the frontrunners for NYC mayor keep attacking progressives?
A Senate committee on the January 6th riots have returned their report. What does it say? What does it mean going forward? NYC mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams attacks AOC after she endorses a rival. If "Defund the Police" can't play in NYC can it play anywhere? Michael Cohen (not that one) helps us break down the technological advancements in modern campaigns, fundraising and the differences between a defined candidate and a real person. Get his new book Modern Campaigns: How Professionalism, Technology and Speed Have Revolutionized Elections at this link: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538153802/Modern-Political-Campaigns-How-Professionalism-Technology-and-Speed-Have-Revolutionized-Elections
66 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Episode 182: Is the VP a joke? According to this ad: yes!
The latest on Biden's infrastructure negotiations. We take a look at the 1968 ad "Laughter" in our Attack Ad series. J.D. Durkin of None of the Above joins the show to talk about his new series debuting THIS MONDAY at 8 p.m. on Cheddar.
66 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Episode 181: Do the Democrats REALLY want to make 2022 about Trump?
Hopefully, the final Hyperbole Free Coronavirus Update. We go out in grand fashion with a clear and undeniable message: the United States should be very, very grateful we have the access to clearly effective vaccines. Also, the Northeast and Deep South have shockingly similar COVID death numbers. With a bi-partisan January 6th Commission dead, do the Democrats want to make the Capitol Riot their Benghazi? It would make 2022 about Trump but is that a good thing? Andrew Heaton joins the show to discuss the bygone Fiscal Hawk archetype and if will ever return.
65 minutes | May 28, 2021
Episode 180: Social media isn't making conspiracy theories worse, we were always this crazy
A breakdown of the Virginia governors race which will be decided this fall. A former governor matches up against a Trump-endorsed outsider with history on his side despite a Republican not winning statewide in VA since 2009. Update on infrastructure. Conspiracy Theory expert Joe Uscinski joins the show to discuss our evolving understanding of the COVID lab leak theory and gets into how social media has and has not affected our beliefs.
68 minutes | May 26, 2021
Episode 179: Do we overuse the term "Dog whistle" in politics?
Gavin Newsom might be facing a recall attempt but the California Republican Party is demonstrating exactly why they are a minority party. A deep dive into the political metaphor "dog whistle" including when it is used correctly and incorrectly. Tom Merritt (Daily Tech News Show) joins us to discuss Ransomware and if the the federal government should be doing more about it.
69 minutes | May 21, 2021
Episode 178: If modern journalism is rotting your brain, how can we fix it? Revisiting the ad that "racialized" politics
Has Kevin McCarthy been rejected by his party? Rob Howard joins us to discuss his newsletter Hiatus which attempts to give you an calm and focused take on the news from someone who knows exactly how to distract you. We begin a new segment on negative ads starting with Weekend Passes (aka Willie Horton) the 1988 ad that helped sink Michael Dukakis and according to some "racialized" presidential politics.
84 minutes | May 19, 2021
Episode 177: Will Israel split Biden and the Progressives?
The current conflict between the Israeli Defense Force and Hamas is world news and Joe Biden has taken a soft touch. Will that be enough for progressives calling Israel an apartheid state? What about Chuck Schumer? Is this a straw that breaks the camel's back for an AOC primary? New challengers for Andrew Cuomo and Marco Rubio. Justin's mother, Gloria Young, recounts every election she ever voted in. What she thought about each candidate, what issues mattered to her at the time and why she's switched parties twice. Also, the outgoing president she wrote a letter to and got a response back.
67 minutes | May 14, 2021
Episode 176: Political Triad: Is stimulus causing a labor shortage?
The Political Triad reunites! Justin Robert Young, Andrew Heaton and Jen Briney discuss the Texas winter black outs, Biden's COVID relief and if stimulus is causing a labor shortage.
64 minutes | May 12, 2021
Episode 175: Why Joe Biden has no leverage over Joe Manchin. Is the NRA dying?
Why doesn't Joe Biden just bully moderate Democrats like Joe Manchin to get his agenda through? Justin walks through the electoral reality of such a move and it isn't pretty for Joe B. Thought Deadbeat Dad Summer was only a New York thing? Gavin sets out to prove that West Coast is the Best Coast for tickling the electorate that will decide his fate in the fall recall vote. The NRA's membership is stagnated and they are facing a perilous legal future. The Reloads Stephen Gutowski explains the situation for one of the most influential organizations in politics.
71 minutes | May 7, 2021
Episode 174: The real reason Liz Cheney is about to get the boot
Liz Cheney is out of her leadership position. Some will tell you it's because she criticized Trump. Others will say it's because she couldn't stop talking about him. Both are true, but they pale in comparison to one reason and Justin has been repeating it for years. Mailbag including a new idea that will get you punched at dinner parties. Bill Scher joins the show again to talk about upcoming gerrymandering and why you probably shouldn't worry about it as much as you will demanded to.
62 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 173: Special Elections, Liz Cheney and other victims of Trump's Enemies List
Donald Trump's enemies did not have a good week. An erstwhile Never Trump candidate crashes and burns in a special election where the Trump-endorsed candidate racks up the most votes and shuts out the Democrats from a runoff. Liz Cheney might be on the way out of leadership because she can't stop clashing with the former president. Michael Kruse of Politico Magazine joins us to discuss one of Trump's earliest endorsements and how it's already reshaping a race in Ohio.
69 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Episode 172: Risk aversion is affecting vaccine diplomacy
The US is doing a good job with vaccinations but parts of the world are on fire with COVID variants. How much is the Biden Administration responsible to help inoculate other countries. Is their natural risk aversion hampering those efforts? Mailbag including questions about COVID stats, who Matt Gaetz is friends with and more. Andrew Zarian joins the show to update us on the New York City mayoral race and Andrew Yang's increasing lead.
79 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Episode 171: Census tilts the map red for 2024 AND 2028
Reapportionment is when the House of Representatives is recalibrated to reflect the latest census. That's bad news for Democrats after the latest data was revealed. John Kerry in hot water with Iran? Andrew Heaton joins us to discuss "Faculty Lounge Politics", the royal family and much more.
67 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Episode 170: Cuomo lets #DeadbeatDadSummer ride with legal mobile betting!
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has weeks to remind New York why they love him. He's given away massive amounts of money, legalized weed and now... signed mobile online betting into law! When will the #DeadbeatDadSummer end? Mailbag including a few taking Justin to task for bungling the explainer on the SALT deduction. Anthony Colangelo of the Main Engine Cutoff podcast talks the politics of space.
65 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Episode 169: Derek Chauvin verdict, strange SALT repeal bedfellows, grading Biden's first 100 days
EU approves Johnson and Johnson vaccine before US does What is the SALT cap? Why are AOC and Biden teaming up to defend a Trump accomplishment? Kevin Ryan on the Chauvin verdict, Jordan Peterson and Joe Biden.
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