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The John Fugelsang Podcast... a podcast about politics, religion and pop culture from the host of "Tell Me Everything" on SiriusXM Progress 127.

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    • Sep 28, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 49m AVG DURATION
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    The Cherokee Nation is Again Asking Congress to Honor a Treaty That Promises Representation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 48:26


    This time John tells the history of what really happened in 1835 when the government forced the Cherokee Peoples to sign the Treaty of New Echota. A quarter of the native Americans perished as they were removed from their homelands in Georgia and Tennessee - marching in the winter to Oklahoma. The treaty promises representation in congress but that has never happened. Next John interviews Democratic Party strategist and television personality Julie Roginsky who (along with Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly) sued Roger Ailes and Fox news alleging sexual harassment. (She was portrayed by Ahna O'Reilly in the movie Bombshell) Her new podcast called RETALIATION echoes her own fight against the cruelty of NDAs and champions women who have spoken truth to power. Then John plays a clip from Elizabeth Warren and chats with Nancy in Cincinnati about it; Cela from Texas calls to thank him for talking about the Cherokee Nation; and Bruce in California calls to discuss fascism rising in MAGA circles. Then finally he talks to Seth in L.A. about the GOPs plan to impeach Biden.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    A Global Resurgence of Fascism?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 62:54


    John talks about the newly elected far right prime minister of Italy Giorgia Meloni. He then discusses the 14 early signs of fascism as more countries turn to conservatism and the U.S. embraces many of the signs. Next he interviews Chris Lehmann, DC bureau chief of The Nation magazine, about the Midterms, immigration and Trump. Then he ponders on Senator Kyrsten Sinema's new Republican styled messaging. And finally he chats with Rhonda Hansome about the Brett Favre - Mississippi Welfare scandal.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Lazy Republicans Unveil a 90s Throwback Midterm Agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 62:13


    John gives a monologue discussing the new "Commitment to America" announcement from house GOP members. He plays excerpts that prove their real commitment is to total political warfare. Next he interviews American history writer Kenneth C. Davis on the return of book banning for "Banned Books Week". Then he talks with film producer Jerry Hamza about George Carlin and the new film "George Carlin's American Dream". And finally he chats with caller Steven in Kentucky about classic movies and movie stars.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Anticipating the Topple of Humpty Dumpty : The Taller the Wall = The Harder They Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 58:02


    John talks about NY AG Letitia James' suit against Trump over real estate fraud claims and the GOP's response to the suit. He also has an update on the Mar-a-Lago stolen documents case and discusses the protests in Iran (over a girl being killed because of her hijab) and in Russia (after Putin calls for a reservist draft in his war with Ukraine). Next he chats with Rich in Indiana about autocrats in the past and how history repeats itself. Then he ponders about Biden's claim of the pandemic being over. And finally he interviews Julian Lennon about his new album "Jude" which is a nod to his father John Lennon and a reference to the Beatles song which was written about him. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Special Master Can See Pinocchio's Nose Growing

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 72:40


    This time John discusses Ohio House candidate JR Majewski losing GOP support after he lied about his service in Afghanistan; Judge Dearie ordering Trump's lawyers to show proof of FBI misconduct in the Mar-a-Lago document case; and Putin's mobilization decree causing panic in Russia - drafting 300,00 reservists to fight in Ukraine. Then he talks with Prof. Corey Brettschneider on the Special Master Raymond Dearie; SCOTUS wife Ginni Thomas interviewed by the Jan 6th Committee; and Trumps claims on Mar-a-Lago documents. Next he interviews David Corn, author of “American Psychosis” about the rise of the extreme right. Then to wrap it up he chats with Mitch in Kent State about John's appearance in Chicago this weekend.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Trump Family Sued in New York for a Quarter Billion Dollars Over Widespread Fraud Claims

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 68:54


    In this episode John discusses New York AG Letitia James announcing their lawsuit against Donald Trump, his company and family members over widespread fraud claims. They seek (among other things) at least $250 million in penalties. Next he chats with director, producer, writer, actor, blogger and political commentator Bob Cesca on current politics and the latest news on Trump. Then he interviews Andrew Kirtzman, author of “Giuliani: The Rise and Fall of America's Mayor”. And to wrap it up he and comedian Keith Price take a call from MAGA lover “Jackson in Florida” about the Red Wave in November. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Master Dearie: The documents are CLASSIFIED unless you can prove otherwise!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 43:56


    John discusses new developments in Trump's document case as Special Master Judge Raymond Dearie says to him "You can't have your cake and eat it!" Trump attorneys are still refusing to offer proof of declassification. Then he talks with Leroy in Minnesota about his BBQ to help get out the votes and the racism that began on 911. Next comedienne Rhonda Handsome joins John and they talk about the trafficking of migrants and Joe Biden's speech on the Uvalde mass shooting. Then they talk with Beachside Bill about DeSantis Migrants' abuse and the death of the Queen. Then finally they chat with Reverend Sandy on assault weapons and the damage they can cause.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Election Deniers Do a 180 (But Only When They Win)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 59:00


    In this episode John gives a monologue on election denial and asylum seekers trafficked to Martha's Vineyard. Next he interviews Reverend Barry Lynn and they discuss how the newest directions of SCOTUS might be helpful in "fixing" CO claims and he asks him whether Gov. DeSantis' latest shipment of asylum seekers constitutes kidnapping under federal law. Then he talks with Brian in Oregon about the Q-Anon Cult and the demonizing of trans kids. And finally he chats with Dave in Washington about Nazi Christians compared to fake GOP Christians of today.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    GOP Governors Resurrect a Revival of the 1960's Reverse Freedom Rides and Promise More to Come

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 50:07


    John gives a speech on social media trolls and the right-wing lies regarding asylum seekers being illegally trafficked to democratic states by Republican Governors Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis. Then he talks with Mike in The Bronx about addressing right wing lies and George in North Dakota tells John there's no such thing as reasoning with the those on the right. Next he speaks to right winger Floyd in Mississippi and John explains the definition of deportation to him. Then finally he chats with Joe in Manhattan Beach talks about going to school with Trump and Robert in Wisconsin who was a deportation officer and talks about how immigrants are mistreated.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Big Ken Burns Town Hall Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 63:07


    Thea Harper Starts the show off with John. She gives her Minority Report this time on the outrage over the new black Disney Little Mermaid. Next he talks with Jeff in LA about the illegal trafficking of asylum seekers by Republican Governors Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis. And then he interviews filmmaker Ken Burns about his new documentary "The US and the Holocaust. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Mind-Blowing Details Behind DeSantis' and Abbott's Abuse of Asylum-seekers.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 73:43


    In this episode, John gives up the real truth behind Governors Ron DeSantis' and Greg Abbott's illegal trafficking of Venezuelan migrants who are seeking asylum. Next he talks with Professor Corey Brettschneider on migrants sent to Martha's Vineyard, Trump's special master, and the nationwide abortion ban. Next he takes a call from Marie, an attorney in Atlanta, who calls out Abbott & DeSantis for being accessories to human trafficking. And Finally he interviews Journalist Sarah Posner and they discuss her latest investigative piece on how the conservative takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) fueled the rise of the modern religious right and its formal marriage to the Republican Party.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Election Deniers Win Primaries Thereby Raising the Stakes in the Midterms

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 63:01


    Nayyer Haq guest hosts for John (@Nayyeroar on Twitter) To start off the show she runs through some headlines including Queen Elizabeth's funeral, the latest on the pandemic, the results from Tuesday's primaries, and new polls on current candidates running in the midterms. Plus the Amtrak Strike and Nurses Strike in Minnesota. Then she interviews Eric K. Ward of the Western States Center about the Royal family and right wing paramilitary groups. Next she talks with Imani Gandy of ReWire Newsgroup and host of The Boom! Lawyered podcast about abortion regulations in America. And finally she chats with Andrew Lawrence of Media Matters for America about how terminology can alter and construe narratives to mean different things. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Democrats Hail Lyndsey Graham's Epic Fail

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 77:48


    In this episode John talks about Lyndsey Graham's new 15 week abortion ban bill which is getting zero support from Republicans. And John delivers a eulogy for former Solicitor General Ken Starr. Next he talks about the final primaries in Rhode Island and New Hampshire and takes a call from David in Nevada on the failures of the GOP. Then he interviews Jonathan Darman, author of “Becoming FDR”. And he wraps it up with Comedy Daddy - Keith Price talking about on Broadway drama and a quick call from Sela in Texas on the death of Ken Starr. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How Can We Use Trump to Kneecap the GOP Before Midterms?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 67:07


    John discusses the unbalanced media coverage of Biden touchdowns vs Trump faceplants. Next, John and Chris poke fun at NBC's Chuck Todd as he interviews VP Kamala Harris about democratic support of the GOP's extreme fringe candidates. Then John interviews author Sarah Kendzior about her new book “They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent". And finally John takes a call from Theresa in Washington state about the royals and cheating in relationships. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    All Hail the King

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 60:32


    In this episode John gives final thoughts on the death of Queen Elizabeth, the new King, and the monarchy. Then he takes a call from Louis in New York about the royal family. Next he interviews Gaia Vince author of “Nomad Century” on how the climate crisis will change where we live. Then he takes a call from Ralph in Connecticut on Joan Rivers and King Charles and wrapping it up he gives a quick demo of President Biden's New Groove. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Honoring Bernard Shaw, President Biden, Queen Elizabeth, and Star Trek

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 45:50


    John honors Star Trek Day, Bernard Shaw, and Queen Elizabeth to start off the show. He then discusses Chuck Schumer announcing a vote to protect same sex marriage. Mitch at Kent State calls to chat about tunes that are about the Queen. Then Sela from Texas talks about a hypocritical gay preacher and Dylan in New Mexico asks about the royal family. John then discusses the results of a new inter-racial marriage poll. Next he takes calls from Carmine in Montana who talks about the filming of "Yellowstone" and Charles in Miami who talks about Bruce Springsteen. Then John plays clips of Biden's speech where he points out hypocritical Republicans. And finally he speaks with Beachside Bill in Florida who has social media troubles and Bruce in California who talks music trivia.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Queen in Remembrance

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 59:35


    In this episode, John looks back on Queen Elizabeth's legacy including her supporters and critics. He then talks with Prof. Corey Brettschneider on Trump investigations, Politics, and Constitutional Law. Next he interviews Allison Gill of the Daily Beans podcast and author of the book "Mueller She Wrote" on Trump and other current events. Then finally he chats with Rev. Sandy in Los Angeles on the death of Queen Elizabeth. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Federal Judge in Texas Rules that Mandated HIV PrEP Coverage Violates Religious Freedom

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 67:28


    John discusses a ruling by a federal judge in Texas that the government cannot require a Christian-owned company to cover HIV preventative medication because it violates their religious rights under federal law. Two Christian-owned businesses in Texas claim the drugs encourage homosexual behavior. Then he interviews Madeline Ostrander, the author of “At Home on an Unruly Planet - Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth”, about the effects of climate change on our sense of home, community, tradition, and history. Next, he again welcomes Bob Cesca and they talk about the PrEP medication ruling in Texas and how "fake" Christians interpret the bible. Then finally he chats with Rich in Denver about dark money in politics.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    A Special Master for a Special Monster

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 71:02


    John returns from his vacation in California. He discusses recent revelations about the top secret documents found at Mar-a-Lago and the news that a Florida judge has appointed a Special Master to review all the evidence seized last month by the FBI. Then he takes a call from attorney Marie in Atlanta on the Special Master's role and the possible effect it will have on the investigation. Next he interviews Nicole Lynn Lewis; the author of “Pregnant Girl” and the CEO of Generation Hope which provides support for teen parents who want to attend college. Then finally John whips out dueling speech clips: Biden and Trump. . and PitDoc calls in to chat about the nuclear documents found by the FBI at Trump's Florida resort.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Labor Day Special - John's Interviews Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 43:47


    More great interviews winding up the Labor Day weekend. This is the last in a 3 part series. First up he interviews Kenge Adams of Connect Business Consulting and Nadiyah Johnson of Urban Futures Center. They talk about their project - "STEAM & Dream" which is a Milwaukee-founded program dedicated to helping young people explore technology fields, engineering, math, science, and design. Then John talks with Galina Espinoza - the president and editor in chief of Rewire News Group and Jahna Berry - the chief operating officer at Mother Jones. They discuss the recent efforts by conservatives to criminalize news organizations for distributing any information about abortion.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Labor Day Special - John's Interviews Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 48:04


    More great interviews for the Labor Day weekend. This is the second in a 3 part series. First up he interviews Lindsay Schubiner - the Program Director at Western States Center. She runs the Momentum Program to counter the ascension of white nationalism and they discuss how republicans utilize groups like Patriot Front to further their agenda. Then John interviews New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali and they talk about the shifting republican narratives on January 6th, the repeal of Roe v Wade, and Donald Trump.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Labor Day Special - John's Interviews Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 52:38


    John recorded some great interviews for the holiday weekend. This is the first of a 3 part series. First he interviews historian and sociologist Harvey J. Kaye on the beginnings of labor unions in America. Then he interviews Kenneth C Davis - American historian, best known for his Don't Know Much About series about labor unions and the beginnings of Labor Day which all began at Union Square in New York City in September of 1882.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Biden Calls Out MAGA Republicans on The Big Lie and Inciting Violence

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 60:54


    Joe Sudbay still guest hosting for John this week. He discusses Biden's “Soul of the Nation” speech with special guest Dean Obeidallah. Next he gets listener reactions to the speech including Mitch at Kent State and Louis in New York. Then he interviews Gabriel Vasquez, Democratic candidate for Congress in New Mexico's 2nd District. He also takes calls from Dave in Washington and Brian in Oregon. Then finally he speaks to Kyle Tharp of the FWIW substack, who follows digital campaign trends, spending and important races.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The First Signs of the Blue Wave

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 64:00


    Joe Sudbay once again guest hosts for John while he is on vacation. Joe discusses the special election win for Dems in Alaska and gives a monologue on the reply the Trump team filed to the DOJ in the request for a special master to review documents seized at Mar-a Lago. Next he interviews Maxim Thorne, CEO of Civic Influencers and they talk about the ability younger people have to swing elections and determine the course of our democracy. Then he gives a mini-monologue on the new Covid 19 booster and International Overdose Awareness Day. And lastly he chats with Max Burns on Politics and current events.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    DOJ: Trump Can't Claim Executive Privilege on Stolen Docs Because He is Not POTUS Anymore.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 51:32


    Joe Sudbay still guest hosting for John this week. He discusses current headlines and gives a monologue on Republicans trying to AVOID abortion as an election issue. Then he interviews Ann Warner, CEO of. @WRENetwork - Women's Rights and Empowerment Network of South Carolina about abortion rights and access in SC. Next he takes calls from Steve in San Diego, Dave in Washington, and Rich in Indiana on fascism and abortion. Then he gives first reactions to the just-dropped DOJ response filing re: Trump's call for a “special master”. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Graham's "Riots in the Streets" Rhetoric is a Threat Not a Warning

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 59:30


    Joe Sudbay again fills in for John while he is on vacation. He discusses Biden's energy as we near the midterms and Lindsey Graham's comments that people will riot in the street if Trump is indicted. Next he interviews Journalist Beth Macy, author of “Dopesick” and “Raising Lazarus” about addiction and the opioid epidemic. Then he speaks to Cisco Aguilar, democratic candidate for Nevada Secretary of State about elections and the upcoming Midterms. And finally he chats with Elizabeth Strater - the Director of Strategic Campaigns for the United Farm Workers. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Blind Obedient Constituents Continue Donating Cash to Grifting Fascists

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 79:52


    Guest host Joe Sudbay again fills in for John while he is on vacation. He discusses Biden's midterm campaign speech in Maryland and Biden calling Republicans fascists and the release of the redacted affidavit that was used by the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago for missing classified documents. Then he speaks with political journalist Jordan Zakarin, @MorePerfectUS. Next he takes a call from Bill in Florida. Then finally he interviews journalist and political correspondent Jackie Calmes about current events and Donald Trump. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The John Boyega Bombshell Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 60:41


    John is on vacation but he leaves a few fun segments for this weekend! First he pokes fun at Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson for his attempts at deflecting questions on the alternate slate of GOP electors and the January 6th committee. Next he speaks with journalist Bob Hennelly about politics and how Former Governor Chris Christie played a big role in the MAGA universe. Then as promised - John interviews John Boyega about racism, veterans, and Star Wars. And finally he chats with Linda in Illinois about Fox News, Val Demings, and the demise of Trump. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Biden's Fiery Midterm Speech Asks GOP to Shun MAGA in November

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 63:24


    Guest host Joe Sudbay fills in for John while he is on vacation. He discusses Biden's midterm campaign speech in Maryland that was packed with positive energy for the left and jabs for the MAGA crowd on the right. Then he interviews Jevin Hodge, democratic congressional candidate in Arizona's 1st Congressional District. Next he speaks with Charles Gaba on democratic downballot fundraising via AmericaBluein22.com. Then finally he takes a call from Steven in Kentucky.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The GOP's Mixed Up - Ever Changing Midterm Messaging

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 45:43


    Guest host Joe Sudbay fills in for John while he is on vacation. He discusses the primaries last Tuesday and the Republican Midterm messaging that bends any way the wind blows. He then interviews Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, Dem candidate for Congress in WA-3 about GOP candidates and what's going on in Washington State. Next Joe talks about the Biden plan for student debt relief with Melissa Byrne, a senior political and community organizer that focuses on canceling Student Debt. Then finally he gives a closing monologue on abortion as a midterm messaging battle.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Biden Announces His Student Loan Debt Relief Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 56:51


    John discusses President Biden's student loan debt relief plan - forgiving $10,000 in federal student debt for most borrowers thereby fulfilling a campaign pledge. He also remembers legendary Who drummer Keith Moon comparing his antics to Trump. Next he interviews Kenge Adams and Nadiyah Johnson of the Urban Futures Center in Milwaukee. Then finally he chats with Michael in Manhattan and EJ in Los Angeles. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Trump Scandals Eclipsing the GOP's Election Narratives?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 60:07


    John discusses new revelations about the Top Secret documents seized by the FBI at Trump's Florida Mansion and how new polls show the search has made Trump stronger with his base. Next, John interviews John Nichols from The Nation magazine on politics and the Midterm Crunch. And finally he chats with 2 callers named Steve - one in New York and one in San Diego.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Trump Slams Mitch McConnell for Not Supporting His Candidates in the Midterms

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 54:38


    John discusses Mitch McConnell admitting the senate won't flip in the 2022 elections. He then brings in a panel of comedians: Erik Bransteen, Vicky Kuperman and Max Cohen and they talk about abortion, Trump, and their couples comedy tour. Then Jason in Florida asks the panel about Trump supporters and caller Liz in Texas asks them about her husband who went from being a Bernie supporter to a Trump supporter? Next John takes a call from Houston in Plano, Texas and they talk about religion and the nice GOP's. Then finally, they chat with Bill in Virginia about Dave Chapelle's controversial jokes about Trans people. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Treason is the Reason for the Seizin'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 55:45


    John discusses the FBI search warrant of Mar-a-Lago, the Espionage Act, and possible legal outcomes for Trump with Corey Brettschneider; professor of political science at Brown University, where he teaches constitutional law and political theory. Next he interviews actress Martha Plimpton on comedy, Hollywood, her new show Sprung available on Amazon Freevee. Then finally he chats with Marie in Atlanta and Linda in Iowa.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Escalating GOP Efforts to Ban School Books

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 60:39


    John discusses the latest attempts by Republicans to ban books in schools revealing some dirty tricks the GOP is using to gut school libraries in red states. He then interviews Jahna Berry, COO of Mother Jones and Galina Espinoza, President/Editor-in-Chief of ReWire Newsgroup on the repeal of Roe V Wade. Next he chats with Justin in New York about Trump's legal woes and Christianity. And finally he takes a call from Craig in Los Angeles about school book banning in red states.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The MAGA Cult of Blind Obedience

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 52:52


    John reflects on the Republicans of yesterday compared to today and how the MAGA minions are doing exactly what they are told by closing the book on Liz Cheney. He then discusses the new climate bill and interviews Jamal Raad who is the co-founder and executive director of Evergreen Action which strives for a clean energy economy. Next John and Chris discuss Mike Pence's defense of the FBI after the Mar-a-Lago search and the possibility of Pence testifying before the January 6 committee. And finally he takes a call from Ben in Houston on Trump in the past and MAGA-lomaniacs of the future. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Biden's Super Secret Winning Streak

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 55:47


    John talks about hope and ambition for the democrats as Biden signs into law the Inflation Reduction Act which tackles climate change, lowers drug prices, and sets a minimum corporate tax rate at 15%. Then he interviews Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali on the climate provisions in the new Bill. Then finally he takes calls from Seth in Los Angeles and Lana in Tennessee.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Anniversary of the Afghanistan Withdrawal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 57:58


    In this episode John talks about Afghanistan one year later after the US withdrawal of troops plus GOP cronies in the news desperately making excuses for Trump's collection of classified documents. He then interviews Dr. Allison Gill of Mueller She Wrote on twitter and The Daily Beans podcast on the many Trump investigations. Next John chats with caller Mohammad from Boston. Then to wrap it up he talks with comedian Rhonda Hansome on Trump-endorsed congressional candidate Bo Hines' Banana Republic gaff. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Trump's Shifting Explanations Over His Retention of Classified Documents

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 56:31


    Comedian Carole Montgomery joins John for the entire show. They review the past week as the news about documents that were confiscated by the FBI at Trump's Florida mansion slowly unfolded and how the GOP's narrative changed each day accordingly, without addressing WHY he had kept them. They also discuss John Bolton telling the truth about Trump and the Alex Jones - Sandy Hook lawsuit. John and Carole take calls from Mitch at Kent State, Rich in Indiana, Dylan in New Mexico, and Todd in Michigan.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Kleptomaniac President

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 44:34


    John opens the show talking about the brutal stabbing of controversial author Salman Rushdie at an event in Western NY State. Next he interviews former Senator from Alabama Doug Jones on the classified documents the FBI found at Mar-a-Lago and the many bills being passed in congress. Then he takes calls from Ralph in Connecticut, Norm in Tampa, Bill in New Jersey, and John in St. Louis. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Trump's Mar-a-Lago Nuclear Meltdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 48:23


    John discusses the possible documents that were confiscated by the FBI at Trump's Florida mansion and the big reveal from AG Merrick Garland that the FBI will unseal the warrant and release it to the public. He then speaks with Prof. Corey Brettschneider on current news and politics of the day. Then lastly, he takes calls from Charles in Miami and David in Nevada.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    A Laundry List of Trump Legal Woes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 63:24


    John discusses the many courtroom battles Trump has ahead of him and in comparison the many good things Biden has brought to the table in the past week. He then interviews Dr. Charles Marsh, author of the book “Evangelical Anxiety” on religion in America. Finally he takes calls from Linda in Iowa and Rich in Denver. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Predictable GOP Response to Trump's FBI Search Warrant

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 66:06


    In this episode, John talks about the GOP's response to the search of Mar-a-Lago by the FBI. Next he interviews Eleonoa Bartoli and Ali Michael, authors of “Our Problem, Our Path” which tackles antiracism. Then he talks with Angelo Carusone, president and CEO of Media Matters for America on right wing extremism. And wrapping it up he takes a call from Leroy in Minnesota about clean energy. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    FBI Tidy's Up for Trump at Mar-a-Lago

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 52:17


    A monumental day as John discusses the jaw dropping news about the FBI searching Donald Trump's home in Florida with White House correspondent and political analyst Brian Karem. Then he interviews investigative journalist Bob Hennelly on current Politics, Trump, and the Labor Movement. Next he takes a call from Rich in Indiana on Trump conspiracies. Then finally he talks with Dan in New York City whose cousin was a lawyer for Trump in the past.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Biden Boons and CPAC Loons

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 53:22


    This time John discusses the full week news wrap up - With Biden's major accomplishments and great job numbers compared to the do nothing whack-a-doodle GOP speakers at this year's CPAC in Dallas. Next he interviews Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell and talks about her new memoir “Her Honor”. Then wrapping it up he takes calls from Mac in North Carolina on Alex Jones' child porn and Bruce in California on Tucker Carlson's attempted revenge on Jon Stewart backfiring in a big way. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Heroes Supporting Women's Right to Choose

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 52:27


    John talks about President Biden who signed an executive order aimed at making travel to terminate a pregnancy easier for those in need. The order also allows states with legal abortion access to get Medicaid wavers to help out of state people seeking the procedure. He takes calls from Linda in Kansas, Robin in Arizona, and Cheryl in Michigan. Next, John rants on Kyrsten Sinema's fickleness over the Schumer/ Manchin Climate Bill. Then he interviews Amy Littlefield of The Nation magazine on the Kansas abortion vote and reproductive rights in the states heading into the midterms. Finally John talks with Douglas in Chicago on polling, and Mitch from Kent State once again brings his musical expertise and insight to the show. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Highs and Lows of News or WOW vs WTF?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 53:01


    In this show John ponders the whipsaw = up and down news day with yahoos and boos about Brittney Griner's sentencing, new indictments in the Breonna Taylor murder, the spreading of Monkey Pox, the comedic Alex Jones trial, and Dick Cheney ripping Donald Trump. He then interviews Dr. Jason Nichols of the University of Maryland on the details of the Breonna Taylor case. Finally he takes calls from Luke in Vermont, and Marie in Atlanta on reactions to the Alex Jones trial. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Election was Rigged Until they Won

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 48:42


    John talks about the results of Tuesdays primary elections and the surplus of MAGA wins in Arizona. Then he hangs with Bob Cesca on the Alex Jones trial, truth in the media, and elections results. Next he talks to John in Maine on big money in politics. And finally comedian Keith Price joins the fun and they talk with Ann in Iowa about president Biden, Pete Buttigieg, and Gavin Newsome.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What America Really Thinks of Biden and Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 61:41


    In this episode, John discusses Congress and the passing of the PACT Act which helps veterans that were exposed to agent orange and toxic burn pits. He also talks with Sean in California and Pat in Virginia. Next he interviews investor, board member, and advisor to many tech companies - Maury Blackman on new polling data just released. Currently, Maury is the CEO of Premise Data, and the host of the podcast Great Minds Think Data. Then he talks with Bill in New Jersey. And finally he chats with Leighann Lord on the death of Nichelle Nichols from the original Star Trek TV show.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Donald Trump is Done Like Disco

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 49:26


    In this episode John's monologue takes many twists and turns jumping from the demise of Trump, to Biden's accomplishments, then the death of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and also the GOP's political hypocrisy. Next, Comedian Rhonda Hansome joins the party and they poke fun at Ben Affleck and Will Smith. Then they chat with Lou from Colorado, Sean in California, and racist Rob in Orlando somehow makes it all worse. And finally it's "Closing Time" with Bryan in Oregon and Mike in Michigan.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Whistleblowers that Outed Trump's Bad Ideas Deserve More Credit

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 55:22


    John discusses the so called deep state and the people who thwarted Trump's attempted corruption and wicked plans with journalist, professor of international relations, and political scientist David Rothkopf. Next he interviews Bob Cesca and they discuss the DOJ's investigation of Trump, The Schumer Manchin climate change deal, and Brittney Griner's possible release. Finally he takes calls from Sela in Texas and Marsha in California. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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