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The Moderate Podcast
43 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
Government: Too Much or Not Enough?
This week, I talk about infrastructure and the connection to government's role, both from a public infrastructure standpoint, as well as private infrastructure. This week's episode is brought to you by Relief Factor. Try their three-week QuickStart (a $70 value) for only $19.95 by visiting https://bit.ly/3f5iKMo.
41 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
This week, I talk about the newest federal holiday, Juneteenth, as well as how the economy is doing and how inflation will factor into things. This week's episode is brought to you by Relief Factor. Try their three-week QuickStart (a $70 value) for only $19.95 by visiting https://bit.ly/3f5iKMo.
41 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
More COVID Craziness
After a one-week hiatus, I am back to talk about stupid COVID masks risk assessments, Fauci e-mails, and a Fauci "prediction" that, turns out, wasn't much of a stretch when put into context. This week's episode is brought to you by Omio. Visit https://omio.sjv.io/c/2544961/1078765/7385 and use the promo code LISTENER5 at check out to get 5% off your next booking!
65 minutes | May 30, 2021
I'm talking about money on this Memorial Day weekend, including how California is using cash incentives for COVID vaccinations as well as President Biden's first budget proposal. I also talk about the origin of Memorial Day, how Chick-fil-A observes Memorial Day, an unlikely Presidential candidate, an eye-opening unborn child bill from Pennsylvania, and some talk about the media. To get the three-week QuickStart package ($70 value) from Relief Factor for only $19.95, please visit https://bit.ly/3f5iKMo.
74 minutes | May 23, 2021
Losing My Religion
I was a day late with this episode, but it's only temporary. I get into the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but more importantly, why the ceasefire really means almost nothing. I also talk about the disappointment police reformists have in body-worn cameras, Trump's database claim, Biden's vaccine "warning", the PA governor getting his emergency powers watered down, and the continued implosion of the GOP, this time over the January 6 Commission. To get the three-week QuickStart package ($70 value) from Relief Factor for only $19.95, please visit https://bit.ly/3f5iKMo.
75 minutes | May 15, 2021
The GOP is the TOP
The GOP had a big decision to make this week. One that will define what the party is about. So I break down what that means for the future of the GOP. I also talk about MTG's run ins with AOC, a truly disgusting Bay Area teacher, the new mask guidance and liberal reaction to it, and how the state and local American Rescue Plan dollars can be used. Check out Brüush by clicking this link (https://bit.ly/3xe5g7S) and using the promo code POD15 to get 15% your purchase!
73 minutes | May 8, 2021
This week, I dive into the recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom, including how recalls in California function, what happened the last time California held a recall election, and what the chances are of Gavin Newsom being removed from office. I also talk about the Houston Cheaters (er, Astros) and an update on the Peleton treadmills. To get 15% off your Brüush products, click on the following link (https://bit.ly/3xe5g7S) and enter the promo code POD15.
71 minutes | May 1, 2021
On this week's episode, I get into several articles dealing with race, and then I discuss the origins and meaning of the term "woke". I also follow up my discussion on last week's episode about COVID. To get your 10% discount on Baxter Blue glasses, visit https://baxterblueglasses.pxf.io/c/2544961/1031264/11471.
71 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
122: Statistically Significant
This week, I get into the fact that no one really knows how statistics work (so maybe a college education is actually worth something after all!). This includes COVID mask mandates and police shootings. I also discuss the IG report about Mike Pompeo, Biden's alleged plan for red meat, a data "leak" regarding Kyle Rittenhouse's legal defense fund, clarifying my statement about police shootings from last week, and the reactions to Derek Chauvin's conviction. To get your 10% discount on Baxter Blue glasses, visit https://baxterblueglasses.pxf.io/c/2544961/1031264/11471.
72 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
121: Remaking the Court
After President Biden put together a Commission on the Supreme Court, four Congressmen put forth a proposal to expand the Supreme Court to thirteen. I review the history of the Supreme Court (and the federal judiciary) to put context on both the Commission and proposal. I also talk about the anti-vaxxer "gotcha" moment, more whining from Donald Trump, racism in our highways, and the shooting death of Duante Wright. To get your 10% discount on Baxter Blue glasses, visit https://baxterblueglasses.pxf.io/c/2544961/1031264/11471
69 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
This week, we dive into the bizarre but serious story of Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, who could be facing sex trafficking charges, among other things. We also get into why COVID rates might be higher in some states than others, the new definition of bipartisan legislation, carbs and racism, Spirit Airlines proving why they are the worst airline, UTLA's latest demands, and comparing Georgia & Colorado voting laws. To get your 10% discount on Baxter Blue glasses, visit https://baxterblueglasses.pxf.io/c/2544961/1031264/11471
69 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
119: The Vaccine
It's our first episode on our new platform, Podbean, and we are talking about the COVID vaccine, including how much it's been distributed, when we might get to herd immunity, the vaccine passport, and some conspiracy theories about the vaccine. We also talk about being a year into this post lockdown world, a tweet about voter ID, parents suing LAUSD, and President Biden's infrastructure proposal. This week's episode is brought to by the Skinstore. Visit www.skinstore.com/pod.list to save 20% off your next purchase (make sure that the code POD is used at checkout).
1 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
We Have Moved to Podbean!
Exciting news! We have moved the podcast to Podbean! We are basically just using this episode to test our feeds to make sure all of our subscribers receive the show. So, hopefully if you are a TMP fan, you're seeing (or hearing) this!
72 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
118: Setting Limits
The theme this week is limits, in that we talk about term limits and the potential limiting of gun ownership (after the shootings in Atlanta and Boulder). We also discuss the media's coverage of President Biden's trip going up the stairs of Air Force One versus its coverage of President Trump's walk down a ramp back in June, Trump's statement during an interview regarding the Capitol riots, and the CDC's new guidance on social distancing in schools. This week's episode is presented by PODGO. Podcasters: please visit podgo.co today to sign up, and make sure to type in The Moderate Podcast in the "How did you hear about PODGO?" box! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support
67 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
117: On the Border
This week, I dive into the issue of illegal immigration and the current "crisis" along the border. Also, I discuss the latest in my new home woes, the Tiger Woods crash, a graphic posted by a relative that has me simply shaking my head in shame, and some revealing (but not very earth shattering) text exchanges between Bay Area county health officers. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support
73 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
116: America's Vote
This week, I discuss the Right to Vote Act (H.R. 1) and some new approved or proposed voting laws in Georgia and Iowa. In that context, I also discuss the ramifications of voter ID laws. I also discuss more cancellations, a "shocking" article on coronavirus cases, some lesser reviewed aspects of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and tweets from UTLA and 365Diversity. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support
73 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
This week, I get into the stimulus package that's in the works, the Dr. Seuss "controversy", COVID deaths, the COVID economy, and minimum wage. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support
70 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
114: Tit for Tat
This week, my kids join me to talk about what they have been up to lately, how they have liked Zoom school and how it has changed over the last year, and what they are looking forward to when going back to school in person for the first time in over a year. We also talk about the sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, more news bias, and CPAC and the direction of the GOP and conservatives. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support
69 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
This week, we dive into the Texas cold snap and related power issues, and why it's not too surprising that something like this happened. We also talk about the death of Rush Limbaugh and a school board that inadvertently got itself into some hot water. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support
74 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
112: Ross Benes - Rural Rebellion
This week, I am joined by Ross Benes, author of "Rural Rebellion: How Nebraska Became a Republican Stronghold". We talk about the book and how modern politics and social media have widen the ideological gap rather than narrow it. We also talk about the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, the latest Q-Anon conspiracy, Trump's actual COVID condition, and the CDC's guidance on school reopening. To purchase a copy of Ross's book "Rural Rebellion", please visit https://kansaspress.ku.edu/978-0-7006-3045-5.html. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support
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