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    Facepalm America: “Welcome to the Sh**show" - Tales Of Sewage Terror

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 18:35

    Facepalm America thrills you and chills you with tales of sewage terror from Billings, Montana, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Los Angeles, CA. Check out one of the originals here: https://www.ktvq.com/news/local-news/it-could-happen-to-you-billings-couple-takes-sewer-back-up-fight-to-montanas-highest-court

    Facepalm America: Will The US Attack If Russia Invades Ukraine?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 23:59

    We continue our conversation with General Peter Zwack and discuss the prospect of Russia invading Ukraine and how the US might react. Retired Brigadier General Peter B. Zwack is a Wilson Center Global Fellow at the Kennan Institute. In 1980 he began his 34-year U.S. Army career as an intelligence and security officer in a nuclear capable artillery battalion. Three decades later, he served as the U.S. Senior Defense Attaché to the Russian Federation from 2012–2014. He is the author of Afghanistan Kabul Kurier: One Soldier's Story of the Taliban, Tribes & Loyalties, Opium Trade, & Burqa and Swimming the Volga: A U.S. Army Officer's Experiences in Pre-Putin Russia.

    Facepalm America: Could The Military Start A Civil War In America?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 27:19

    General Peter Zwack joins us for a discussion of whether there could be another civil war in the United States, how the military might be involved, and how we can prevent if from happening. Retired Brigadier General Peter B. Zwack is a Wilson Center Global Fellow at the Kennan Institute. In 1980 he began his 34-year U.S. Army career as an intelligence and security officer in a nuclear capable artillery battalion. Three decades later, he served as the U.S. Senior Defense Attaché to the Russian Federation from 2012–2014. He is the author of Afghanistan Kabul Kurier: One Soldier's Story of the Taliban, Tribes & Loyalties, Opium Trade, & Burqa and Swimming the Volga: A U.S. Army Officer's Experiences in Pre-Putin Russia.

    Facepalm America: Are Right Wing Counties Deliberately Undercounting COVID Deaths?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 33:45

    We speak with Rudi Keller of the Missouri Independent who talks about the causes behind the massive undercounting of COVID deaths in America and how politics plays into it. Read the original article here: https://missouriindependent.com/2021/12/22/uncounted-inaccurate-death-certificates-across-the-country-hide-the-true-toll-of-covid-19/

    Facepalm America: Don't Look Up Or You'll Shoot Yourself In The Foot

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 25:23

    Beowulf discusses some strange holiday traditions, reviews the movie "Don't Look Up", and talks about political trading cards and the perils of amateur podiatry.

    Facepalm America: John Fugelsang's Political Christmas Miracle

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 41:44

    Beowulf talks with actor and comedian Jonh Fugelsang about the end of Biden's Build Back Better plan and tells us what he would wish for if he could make on political Christmas come true. Plus, Tesla drivers playing video games, private jet companies bilking the taxpayer, and more Amazon madness. Call us at (202) 656-6271‬ if you'd like to talk with us on the show about what your political Christmas/New Years miracle would be.

    Facepalm America: Delivering Death

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 29:03

    Companies including Amazon have been accused of having ordered workers to keep at their posts as tornados approached during the recent Midwestern disasters. We examine the deadly details.

    Facepalm America - Canada Edition: The Maple Syrup Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 20:40

    The maple syrup crisis is upon us... and Canada is taking action! Will there be enough syrup for our pancakes? Will New Jersey start producing maple syrup? Listen and find out!

    Facepalm America: We Love Lucy with guest Ben Mankiewicz

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 34:01

    Lucille Ball is the topic when Beowulf speaks with Ben Mankiewicz, host of Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the new season of their podcast The Plot Thickens: "Lucy". They discuss "I Love Lucy", her early struggles, her interaction with the House on UnAmerican Activities Committee, and more. Listen at theplotthickens.tcm.com

    Facepalm America: A Holiday Horror Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 25:51

    Facepalm America brings you a Hertz holiday horror story of customer service that will chill you to the bone. Listen to the harrowing tale of Kate Klonick.

    Facepalm America: The Non-Mandate Mandate, Mark Joseph Stern, and "Noneconomic Inactivity"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 23:22

    Mark Joseph Stern of Slate talks with Beowulf about how a ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals could be used to bring down American government as we know it.Article: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/11/joe-biden-vaccine-mandate-fifth-circuit.html

    Facepalm America: Trump's Taekwondo Belt, Kyle Cheney, and Donut Beer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 29:57

    Facepalm America host Beowulf Rochlen speaks with Kyle Cheney of POLITICO about the January 6th investigation and discusses Trump's taekwondo belt, and donut beer.

    Facepalm America: Ugly Sweaters, Igor Volsky, and the Anti-Vaxx Borax Bath

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 63:57

    It's a new podcast from the producer of The Rick Ungar Show... Facepalm America. Facepalm America looks at the news from a perspective similar to the one you hear on The Rick Ungar Show, but in a slightly more comedic and unfettered way. So check out this episode of Facepalm America and for more episodes, search for Facepalm America on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Or go to bit.ly/facepalmpod This episode: Beowulf speaks with Gene Ludwig of the Ludwig Institute for Shared Economic Prosperity and why the unemployment rate doesn't make sense, talks with Igor Volsky of Guns Down America about the new Oath Keeper on the NRA board of directors, and why you should NOT take a bath in borax to unvaxx yourself.

    The Future of Politics: With Guest Michael Steele

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 32:51

    Rick Ungar and Michael Steele discuss the difference between the Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery trial, what to expect from politics in 2024 and how America can empower the people.

    How Progressive Media Is Hurting Joe Biden: With Guest Rick Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 19:54

    Rick Ungar speaks with Rick Wilson, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, about how progressive media is hurting Joe Biden.

    Kyle Rittenhouse's Acquittal: With Guest Rick Tyler

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 32:44

    Rick Ungar and Rick Tyler discuss Kyle Rittenhouse's acquittal.

    Early Christmas Decorations And More: With Your Calls

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 20:06

    Beowulf takes extra heaps of your audience calls to get ready for Thanksgiving, though we like our holidays one at a time. Please hold off on the Christmas decorations until December!

    This Week's News Headlines: With Guest John Fugelsang

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 19:49

    Rick and John Fugelsang dive into this week's news headlines, discussing Paul Gosar's video, Gen. Michael Flynn's comments on religion and developments to the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

    How Independent Commissions Impact Gerrymandering: With Guest Reid Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 19:48

    How will independent commissions impact gerrymandering? Rick speaks with Reid Wilson.

    What Kamala Harris' Performance Means for Biden's Re-Election: With Guest Myra Adams

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 13:53

    What does Kamala Harris' performance mean for Biden's re-election? Rick speaks with Myra Adams.

    Updates on the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial: With Guest Danny Cevallos

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 20:21

    Rick and Danny Cevallos discuss updates to the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

    Fixing the Inflation Problem: With Guest Claudia Sahm

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 20:17

    Rick speaks with economist Claudia Sahm about what's causing the inflation problem, what the Biden administration can do to solve it and how politics has become intertwined in the issue.

    A New Podcast... Facepalm America

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 58:45

    It's a new podcast from the producer of The Rick Ungar Show... Facepalm America. Facepalm America looks at the news from a perspective similar to the one you hear on The Rick Ungar Show, but in a slightly more comedic and unfettered way. So check out this episode of Facepalm America and for more episodes, search for Facepalm America on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Or go to bit.ly/facepalmpod

    Not Enough Truckers- America's Supply Chain Issue: With Guest Madeleine Ngo

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 12:51

    New York Times reporter Madeleine Ngo discusses how a lack of truckers has contributed to the supply chain issue.

    Not All Republicans Can Distance Themselves from Trump: With Guest Jennifer Rubin

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 12:51

    Jennifer Rubin discusses how not all Republicans will be able to distance themselves from Trump the way Glenn Youngkin did.

    The Unemployment Rate Is Much Worse Than You Think: With Guest Gene Ludwig

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 19:01

    Beowulf speaks with Gene Ludwig about why unemployment numbers are way undercounted. He argues that we should look at functional unemployment, including those who work few hours or for minimum wage.

    The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial: With Guest John Fugelsang

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 20:08

    Rick and John Fugelsang discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, and why they think he's going to walk.

    The Right-Wing Movement Threatening Democracy: With Guest Nancy MacLean

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 20:21

    Rick and Professor Nancy MacLean discuss the influence of the Koch network, the true meaning of Libertarianism and the right-wing movement that's threatening democracy.

    Why Biden's Numbers Are So Bad: With Guest Brad Bannon

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 20:21

    Why are Biden's numbers so bad? Rick speaks with Brad Bannon.

    How Will Biden's Infrastructure Bill Be Allocated?: With Guest Mike DeBonis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 21:19

    How will Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure bill be allocated? Rick speaks with Washington Post reporter Mike DeBonis.

    Naked Scotsmen, Richard Ojeda, and The Last Kmart in California

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 58:49

    Beowulf kicks off the first program by describing an unfortunate incident that happened to Joe Biden, interviewing angry West Virginia Democrat Richard Ojeda (@Ojeda4America), and discussing the decline of fall of the Blue Light Special.

    Why Haven't The Democrats Accomplished More?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 19:06

    Beowulf discusses the lack of accomplishments by the Democratic Party.

    What the Election Results Mean for Democrats: With Guest John Fugelsang

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 20:17

    What do the 2021 election results mean for Democrats? Rick speaks with John Fugelsang.

    Election Day Recap: With Guest Rick Tyler

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 33:51

    Rick Ungar and Rick Tyler recap the 2021 election in depth.

    Election Day 2021: With Guest Michael Steele

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 31:13

    Rick and Michael Steele discuss all things Election Day 2021.

    Fixing the Supply Chain Crisis: With Guest David J. Lynch

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 19:17

    What's causing the supply chain crisis and what can be done about it? Rick speaks with The Washington Post's global economics correspondent, David J. Lynch.

    Voting Rights Are Central: With Guests Keith Boykin and David Daley

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 22:01

    Voting Rights are so important we've got two separate interviews about this topic. Beowulf speaks with Keith Boykin and then David Daley.

    Biden's Updated Build Back Better Plan: With Guest Rick Tyler

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 30:57

    Rick Ungar and Rick Tyler discuss Biden's updated Build Back Better framework, looking at what's included, what isn't and who will be most affected.

    The Battle to Expand Medicare: With Guest Dean Obeidallah

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 19:17

    Rick and Dean Obeidallah discuss the battle to expand Medicare.

    When Can Police Officers Be Entitled to Qualified Immunity?: With Guest Mark Joseph Stern

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 22:16

    Under what circumstances can police officers be entitled to qualified immunity? Rick speaks with Mark Joseph Stern. Then, Kyle Swenson discusses what's going to happen to the child tax credit.

    How Poverty Can Happen to Anyone: With Guest Ray Suarez

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 13:53

    Rick speaks with Ray Suarez, host of The Nation's "Going for Broke," about how poverty can happen to anyone.

    Why Workers Aren't to Blame for Inflation: With Guest Peter Coy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 13:53

    Rick and Peter Coy discuss why workers aren't to blame for inflation.

    Are Conservatives Still... Conservative?: With Guest Niall Stanage

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 10:13

    Are conservatives still... conservative? Rick speaks with Niall Stanage.

    Why Voting Rights and Defense Budgets Matter: With Guests Tiffany Muller and Carley Towne

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 21:00

    Beowulf speaks with Tiffany Muller about how the right is dismantling American democracy, and the efforts to preserve it. Then, he talks with Carley Towne about why congress keeps handing more money to the pentagon than it even asks for.

    What Will Come of the Reconciliation Bill?: With Guest John Fugelsang

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 19:17

    What will come of the reconciliation bill? Rick speaks with John Fugelsang.

    Why Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs: With Guest Julia Pollak

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 24:09

    Rick speaks with Julia Pollak, Chief Economist at ZipRecruiter, about why so many Americans are quitting their jobs. Then, economist David Weaver discusses the Social Security increase.

    In Defense of Facebook: With Guest Ruben Navarrette

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 13:53

    Ruben Navarrette discusses whether or not Facebook should be regulated.

    How Virginia's Gubernatorial Race Could Impact the Midterms: With Guest Rick Tyler

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 31:26

    Rick Ungar and Rick Tyler discuss news from the week, including the loss of General Colin Powell, how Virginia's gubernatorial race could impact the elections and why Republicans are taking a shot at Pete Buttigieg.

    Why Biden's Approval Ratings Are Dropping

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 24:09

    From last week's show: Kyle Cheney discusses Biden rejecting Trump's request to withhold documents from Jan. 6 attack. Then, David Byler talks about why Biden's approval ratings are dropping.

    How Can Democrats Regain Their Foothold in the Midwest?: With Guest John Austin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 19:16

    How can Democrats regain their foothold in the Midwest? Rick speaks with John Austin.

    Why Democrats Fear Virginia's Gubernatorial Race: With Guest Keith Naughton

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 19:16

    Rick and Keith Naughton discuss why Democrats fear Virginia's gubernatorial race.

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