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Political commentator and comedy writer Erin Ryan and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by a bicoastal squad of funny, opinionated women to talk through everything from reproductive rights to romcoms. They break down the political news of the week, plus the topics, trends, and cultural stories that affect women’s lives.
 
A Vague Idea is a comedy / trivia podcast hosted by Nate Ragolia & Shannon Paige, with (sometimes) John Peros. Each week, we subject our special guests to a themed list of topics from pop culture, news, politics, history, and more, and find out if they have "A VAGUE IDEA". We also play an array of games, tell stories, offer hot takes, crack jokes, rant, and crown the episode's winner.
 
Have you ever said to yourself “It doesn’t have to be this way.”, “I will not sacrifice my beliefs and values.”, or “I want to impact the lives of others and leave a legacy.” If so, you are not alone. The Small Business Big Heart Podcast began out of that same desire to make daring changes, grow relationships, and love others well as we step into our purpose. Your host Amber Zaricor brings you raw stories—from real people—running successful businesses with heart. Listen to inspirational stor ...
 
2016 changed us. We woke up, and now we’re fighting back. In 2018 we took back the House in a massive blue wave and in 2020 we took back the White House, but that was just the beginning. We’re looking ahead to how we’ll build a just and equitable America for us all. Every week you’ll hear inspiring frontline stories from activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And hosts Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven will give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on ...
 
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Alyssa and Micah return to talk about the clawing, hissing, cuddling world of CATS. We discuss Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Hello Kitty, Kitty Carlisle and more. And surprisingly, there are very few cat puns in the episode, so that's something to look forward to! Check out Micah's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUzQorlS0DTQG…
 
Our guest this week is Christian Picciolini. Christian is an activist, author and speaker who is a former white supremacist but is doing the hard work of reconciliation and helping other people leave hate groups through his nonprofit The Free Radicals Project. His newest book Breaking Hate: Confronting the Culture of Extremism is now available. Pra…
 
This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk to Senator Mazie Hirono about her recent legislative victories, child care as infrastructure, and her new memoir Heart of Fire. Plus, Erin and Alyssa get into the Liz Cheney of it all, and the NRA is handed another blow. Then, Kiran Deol and Priyanka Aribindi join to break down their relationship to …
 
Approaching or entering the postseason, momentum is a buzz word you often hear, and it can be critical in determining whether a team looks back on a good year as opposed to a great year – maybe even a special year. This past weekend saw a number of Gator teams throwing their weight around, some doing it dramatically like softball, others emphatical…
 
Mock and Daisy just want to enjoy movies and television again - is that too much to ask?? Whether you think celebrities boycotting the Golden Globes was beneficial or not, the chicks think we can all agree on one thing - Hollywood is tearing itself apart from the inside out. Where does the "wokeness" end?!??!…
 
Just in case you ever wanted to jump deep inside Stacy Abram's dating life, we got ya covered. NOT! But apparently, someone does care about this. How's Biden doing in his first 5 months, let's hit the hot spots and see (spoiler alert, it doesn't turn out well for Lunchbucket Joe). That and more today!…
 
When will celebs learn how to date? Apparently NEVER. Biden says govt checks aren't affecting people going back to work. Riiiiiiigggggghhhht. Would you let your 15 year old get the Covid Vaccine? This Tik Tok Real Estate epxert warns of what is about to happen to your house value.By Radio America
 
Wall Street is one of the largest contributors to our political system, and that translates into political power which often benefits the rich over the rest of us. To discuss, we've invited Carter Dougherty to the show. Carter is the Communications Director of Americans for Financial Reform, a coalition of more than 200 civil rights, consumer, labo…
 
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to my personal business, it can feel so scary to get real and raw. That’s honestly one of the reasons I started the Small Business Big Heart podcast. I knew the stories would tug at some areas of growth and give me the courage to share my own ups and downs along the way. As business owners, it’s so importan…
 
This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco celebrate Trump’s ban from Facebook, discuss Liz Cheney and what we’re calling anarchy in the GOP, share their reactions to that scary New York Times story saying we’ll never reach herd immunity, and honor the teachers in their lives. Plus, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins to discuss sexual assault in the…
 
It was quite a weekend for the Gators in Cleveland, which is not a phrase you hear very often. But that was the site of an NFL Draft that saw eight former Gators taken over the course of the three days, part of an astounding showing by the SEC.On today’s show, host Adam Schick and FloridaGators.com senior writer Chris Harry recap all the new NFL de…
 
Celebrities - We've all seen them become woke and publicly make stupid decisions, but some of the stories in this weeks news might take the cake. Mock and Daisy tackle the juicy story behind Bill Gates divorce, discuss the uproar around Billie Eilish, how the revival of Sex and The City has become woke, and so much more. The Chicks just really wann…
 
Season one of Swing Left’s How We Win chronicled the amazing and tumultuous journey to defeat Trump and win the majority in the U.S. Senate. Season two picks up where we left off to go even deeper with experts, civic leaders, and everyday organizers. We’ll give you the information and inspiration you need to stay fired up in the fight to strengthen…
 
Despite the push for federal executions in the last days of the Trump regime, there is huge momentum for the elimination of the Death Penalty in America. Maurice Chammah joins the podcast this week to discuss the state of capital punishment, what it means for America, and his new book on the subject Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the …
 
This week, Robert and Dana battle over topics of SCIENCE that are at least partially of the WEIRD variety. We discuss 28 hour days, Project QKHILLTOP, Milgram's Obedience experiments and more. Plus, games! Who will our guests RECAST in the film Reanimator? Grab your beakers and your God Complex because it's time to science! Become an Ant Keeper! Th…
 
My guest today is an expert on the seasonal changes throughout business ownership, and I’ve been lucky enough to have a front-row seat to many of them over the years. Kellie Fitzpatrick is the founder and creative director of Lenny & Eva, a beautiful jewelry line that’s recognized globally for its unique and meaningful designs. Once Kellie settled …
 
The Oscar ratings are down fifty eight percent and it didn't come as a shock to many people. Mock and Daisy discuss how Hollywood is falling because of the their need to make everything political. It's not news that movies have lost there razzle dazzle over the years but the The Chicks' want to know if television will ever get back to being enterta…
 
This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the upcoming Biden Joint Session address not to be confused with the State of the Union Address, breakdown the administration’s American Family Plan, get into the ratfuck NY Post story about Kamala Harris and casually wish Rudy Giuliani ill. Plus, Sophie Ackoff co-executive director of the Nationa…
 
Step one to a career in the NFL is making your mark in college, and if you can turn enough heads during your time in places like The Swamp, you just might get a ticket to your next destination after hearing your name called by the commissioner. For the Gators, anticipation is sky high to see where a host of stars are going, especially All-American …
 
This week, we're talking about the Old Country with two (other) delightful humans of Sicilian descent. Returning guest Mike Gravagno (writer / podcaster on Superhero Show Show and Movie Of The Year) battles first timer Kate Dellis (writer / podcaster on Movies I'd Like To Fix) over topics like Mount Etna, Coppolas, the Sicilian Defence and more. Pl…
 
I’m so excited to introduce you to Keith Gober, owner and co-creator of Mangled Mascots, a pet toy company for passionate sports fans with a heart to include their four-legged friends in all the game-day excitement! Keith’s story is packed with ups and downs, and finding the courage to fall hard, fail forward, and get back up again. From losing his…
 
This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the three guilty verdicts in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Green New Deal and DC statehood. Plus Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, joins to discuss the uptick in gun violence headlines, the inner corruptions of the NRA and how to stay engaged with gun reform activism. Then, Megan Gai…
 
While it’s getting late in the spring calendar, this past week saw a flurry of action in Gator athletics, with some teams achieving new season highs at the same time others saw their postseason runs coming to crushing ends. And that doesn’t even account for some major announcements off the court that drastically changed basketball’s off-season.On t…
 
Celebrity privilege is a real thing and The Chicks are over it. Demi Lovato took over the news this week after being triggered in a froyo store by the sugar free condiments being in front of the indulgent ones. Like seriously..... people are dying in the world and this is an issue?!??! Tune in to here how even more ridiculous the story gets. Please…
 
Disinformation is overwhelming our culture. From politics to medicine, investments to history, we’re drowning in it, and so we've invited our friend Nina Jankowicz back to the show. Nina is the disinformation fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Institute and author of How to Lose the Information war. She's the author of How to Lose the Information War: Ru…
 
This week we dig into the world of CULTS, those goofy, manipulative, ever hungry beasts of psychosocial control! Our guests LJ Davis and Kenn Penn match wits (and Wonder Twin powers) over topics like: Ayn Rand Institute, Cult Classics, Cults of Personality, Rajneeshees vs. Raelians and more. Plus, as always, GAMES! Don't lose yourself in this very …
 
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