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Hosts, Mike Harris and Jode Millman, draw back the curtain and invite you backstage at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and UPAC in Kingston, NY for intimate conversations with musicians and performers appearing at the historic venues. Guests include Chris Silva, Executive Director of the Bardavon, Floriana Frassetto, Creator and Artistic Director of Mummenschantz and Mary Stuart Masterson, Actor, Director, Producer and Community Activist. Backstage with the Bardavon is cr ...
 
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On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with an incredible guest, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. During the interview, Rep. Dingell discusses her focus on ensuring that both the infrastructure and reconciliation bills pass as well as the representative’s thoughts on her confrontation with Marjorie Taylor Greene on the Ca…
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with the incredible John Heilemann! As you may know, Heilemann is the host of the show ‘The Circus’ on Showtime as well as the Executive Editor at The Recount. The brothers and John cover everything from what it's like working in the trenches fighting to save democracy to how in t…
 
Our very special guest is Damian Darlington, Musical Director, guitarist and vocalist with the “World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show”, Brit Floyd. Currently on their post-pandemic tour, Brit Floyd is covering North America, including our own UPAC in Kingston, NY. While staying true to the source material, Brit Floyd stamps their own musical brand on th…
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with New York Times bestselling author and renowned journalist Kurt Eichenwald! Kurt provides an in-depth analysis of the anti-vax movement sweeping the nation. Eichenwald also details the misinformation age rooted in ridiculous conspiracy theories broadcast across the airwaves fr…
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers speak with Democratic Congressman Charlie Crist. Crist, who has represented Florida’s 13th Congressional District since 2017, was also the former Governor of Florida from 2007-2011, and recently announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination to run against Governor Ron Desantis (Dea…
 
On today's episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers have on actor, comedian, musician & warrior for Democracy, HAL SPARKS. During the interview, Hal gives his take on how he thinks the California recall will break, anti-vaxxers, his own activism and why it is so crucial for Democrats to stick together in their crusade against the GQP. The b…
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with renowned writer, author and journalist E. Jean Carroll. As you know, E. Jean was the writer of the Elle Magazine column Ask E. Jean, which was one of the longest-running advice columns in American publishing history from 1993-2019. In 2019 she published her book, “What Do We …
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with best-selling author and renowned psychologist, Mary Trump! During the interview, Mary covers everything from the latest updates around SB8 to how and why people have become so willing to accept the hateful rhetoric from GQP, anti-vax & QAnon circles. The brothers also discuss…
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers welcomea very special guest, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Jaime Harrison. During the interview, the team discusses a handful of topics including Afghanistan, spineless republicans, the golden age of misinformation and tangible ways that Democrats can combat the fascist GQ…
 
On today’s episode, the brothers have on Marcus Flowers, a Democratic candidate from Georgia who is looking to replace Marjorie Taylor Greene in Congress. During the interview, Flowers discusses everything from his military service and fighting for over a decade in combat zones, to why he decided to get in the race to begin with. Switching gears, t…
 
On today’s episode, the brothers have on two incredible guests! First, we speak with Katie Hill, former Congresswoman from California’s 25th Congressional District. During the interview, we discuss a variety of topics, from Katie’s time as a congresswoman and her unjust ousting to her new mission with ‘HER Time PAC’ whose objective is to provide fi…
 
On today’s episode, the brothers have an incredibly special guest, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. Congressman Krishnamoorthi was the pioneering force behind the NOVID Act, a bill that would dramatically expand U.S. anti-COVID aid to end outbreaks and prevent new strains through vaccinating 60% of the population of the most vulnerable countries. D…
 
Hello, Legal AF fans and Popokians! Big news! Your favorite Analysis Friends, MeidasTouch co-founder and civil rights attorney Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist Michael Popok, have a brand new home to deliver you the most compelling, hard-hitting and thought provoking analysis you know and love. Starting today, all episodes of L…
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers have on an absolutely phenomenal guest, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman! During the interview, we cover everything from Vindman’s upbringing, his military service, and of course, the infamous phone call Vindman sat in on when former President Trump requested that Ukraine's new…
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, we have a VERY special guest & outspoken brother of Fox “News” host, Laura Ingraham, Curtis Ingraham. Curtis is a former Wall Street banker turned educator and self-described "sibling fact checker and seeker of justice, accountability & honesty." During the interview, Curtis discusses why he has chosen…
 
On today’s episode, the brothers sit down with a very special guest, Chief Cecil Rhambo. Chief Rhambo is currently the Chief of Police at LAX and a lifelong public servant running for L.A. County Sheriff on a platform to fight for real reform and justice. During the interview, the team discusses a variety of topics including: Chief Rhambo’s uniquel…
 
Welcome to Zoomed In, a podcast designed to uplift the next generation of voices all around the country hosted by Gen Z activists Jack Cocchiarella and Aaron Parnas. During today’s inaugural episode, Jack and Aaron discuss the big government takeover by Ron DeSantis, Twitter’s ban of Marjorie Taylor Greene, and the Biden Bipartisan Infrastructure b…
 
On today's episode, the brothers sit down with TWO incredible guests: Edward-Isaac Dovere & Grant Stern. Isaac is an award winning journalist, lead political correspondent for The Atlantic & author of his new book, Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats' Campaigns to Defeat Trump. Dovere provides an incredibly unique perspective as someone who h…
 
The leading weekly law and politics podcast -- LegalAF -- produced by MeidasTouch and hosted by MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, is back for another hard-hitting, thought-provoking look at this week’s most compelling developments at the intersection of law and politics, aka Ep…
 
Join us for a lively conversation with legendary Blues Guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, Joe Louis Walker, as he talks music and current world events. An inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame, Grammy nominee and multiple Blues Music Award winner, JLW has teamed with musical greats such as Bonnie Raitt, Tower of Power, Taj Mahal and James C…
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with current Pennsylvania state representative and U.S. Senate hopeful, Malcolm Kenyatta. During the interview, Rep. Kenyatta discusses voting rights, a centerpiece of his campaign and his 8-point democracy plan. Additionally, the team talks through the performative politics that …
 
MeidasTouch is proud to bring you a sneak peek of our new original series, KREMLIN FILE. For more episodes, subscribe to KREMLIN FILE wherever you get podcasts. Hosted by renowned researcher Olga Lautman and political activist Monique Camarra, KREMLIN FILE takes audiences on a riveting journey through the rise of Putin and the spread of authoritari…
 
On today’s episode, the brothers sit down with elections analyst and the founder of the new organization StrikePac, Rachel Bitecofer. Bitecofer was recognized for predicting the size of the "Blue Wave" in the 2018 United States midterm elections much earlier than other forecasters. Her prediction was one of the most accurate of the cycle. During th…
 
The leading law and politics podcast — MeidasTouch’s Legal AF — is back and coming in hot with special guest attorney Sam Yebri (samforLA.com). On its Sweet 16 episode, MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok interview Sam, who’s running a #MeidasMighty-style, progressive, grassroots …
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast. the brothers sit down with TWO incredible guests and do-it-yourself democracy warriors, Lauren Windsor & Walter Masterson. Lauren, who is also a Creator/EP of a political reporting web-show TheUndercurrent.tv, sits down with us to discuss what it’s like going undercover and exposing the GQP politicians…
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with co-founder & executive director of The Democratic Coalition and host of the Dworkin Report podcast, Scott Dworkin. Scott discusses everything from pioneering the online movement of The Resistance to tangible strategies Democrats can utilize in order to win in 2022 and beyond.…
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with CNN Senior Legal Analyst, former federal and state prosecutor & bestselling author Elie Honig. During the interview the brothers and Elie discuss everything from their hilarious familial connections to a deep dive into the latest legal news involving Tom Barrack (a long time …
 
On today's episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with Congressman Eric Swalwell of California’s 15th Congressional District. During the interview, the team takes a deep dive into the new and expanded edition of Congressman Swalwell’s book, #Endgame: Inside the Impeachment of Donald Trump, which takes you behind the scenes of the…
 
On today's episode, the brothers sit down with former Assistant Attorney General of New York State, Tristan Snell. Tristan’s work includes successes in some of the most high-profile litigation matters of the last 15 years -- leading the prosecution of Trump University, leading a trial team in the Broadcom/Qualcomm patent litigation, and negotiating…
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with comedy writer and accidental activist, Toby Morton. Toby dishes on his latest drama involving sitting congresswoman, Lauren Boebert and how he got involved in pursuing political activism through the creation of a network of parody campaign websites exposing candidates attacki…
 
On today’s episode, the brothers speak with Richard Signorelli, a former Assistant US Attorney of the Southern District of New York & current civil and criminal litigation attorney. During the interview, Richard and the brothers discuss the latest in Trump’s frivolous lawsuit against the big tech platforms and how Signorelli believes Mark Zuckerber…
 
On today’s episode, the brothers pull back the curtain and give the play-by-play behind the ‘Loser-Palooza’ plane that flew above Trump’s rally in Sarasota, which made headlines all across the nation. We discuss how the idea was formed and what was going on behind the scenes as the plane was in the air. The conversation later shifts to other losers…
 
On this very special 4th of July episode (No. 15) of Legal AF, MeidasTouch’s Sunday law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok examine Chief Justice Roberts continued assault on fairness in the election funding and voting process. First, Ben—podcasting fro…
 
Let's get right into it. Today we're dissecting the criminal charges brought against the Trump Organization and its Chief Financial Officer, Allen Weisselberg. From there, we shift gears and discuss Kevin McCarthy's latest statements threatening to strip GOP members of their committee assignments if they accept an offer from Nancy Pelosi to serve o…
 
On today’s episode, the brothers sit down with retired FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence, NBC News National Security Contributor & author of the book The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau's Code of Excellence, Frank Figliuzzi! During the conversation Frank discusses how Fox “News” is basically just Russian propaganda, Trump’s pathetic re-run …
 
On Episode 14 of LegalAF (#LAF), MeidasTouch’s Sunday law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, joined by special guest and sports law commentator, litigator and all-around savant, Dan Lust, "tackle" (pun intended) SCOTUS' antitrust attack on the NCAA an…
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with Joe Trippi, a veteran Democratic political consultant who ran both Howard Dean’s presidential campaign and Doug Jones’ 2017 upset Senate win in Alabama. During the interview, Trippi dissects the power of true grassroots movements and what it takes to break through the clutter…
 
On today's episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with activist, feminist, author and host of The Weekly List podcast, Amy Siskind. During the interview, Amy discusses her journey from Wall Street Executive to one of the most renowned activists in politics today. We discuss a myriad of topics from GOP voter suppression bills, to …
 
On a “Baker’s Dozen” Episode of LegalAF (#LAF), MeidasTouch’s Sunday law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, first explore the House Judiciary's decision to open an investigation into the Former’s misuse of subpoena power against the media, Apple, and …
 
On today’s very special episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with actor, producer, designer and renowned activist, Alyssa Milano! During the interview, Alyssa provides an update on the status of her potential congressional run and why her would-be opponent’s office has already pegged her as a radical liberal (spoiler alert - it…
 
On today's SPECIAL EDITION of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers' younger sister, Rachel Meiselas, takes over! On this episode, Rachel sits down 1-on-1 with Lucy Lang. Lucy is running for District Attorney of Manhattan, and if elected, she will become the first female to ever hold the office. Rachel and Lucy talk about Lucy's platform, which foc…
 
On today's episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with Lev Parnas and his attorney Joseph Bondy. During the interview, Lev takes us through his entire relationship with Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and the Trump inner circle. Lev reflects on his time in the Trump cult, how he ultimately broke free and how he got caught up in the "…
 
On Episode 12 of LegalAF (#LAF), MeidasTouch’s Sunday law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, explore the Garland Department of Justice (DOJ) three-ways, first tackling the recent revelations that Sessions and Barr, doing former 45’s bidding, created a…
 
On today’s episode, the brothers speak with NYU professor, historian, author and expert on authoritarianism & dictatorships, Ruth Ben-Ghiat. During the interview, the team discusses Ruth’s take on the January 6 insurrection, deprogramming the GQP cult and tangible solutions to stop the fascist tactics of the Republican Party. The brothers go on to …
 
In these waning days of pandemic craziness, it's nice to have a girl friend to chat with. On this episode, our very special guest is American Pop Folk singer and songwriter, Dar Williams. Having toured with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patti Griffin, Ani DeFranco, Shawn Colvin and Joan Baez, Dar has established herself as a woman who follows her muses fr…
 
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with legendary ad maker, political consultant, veteran of 5 Republican Presidential Campaigns (including Mitt Romney in 2012) & now a member of The Lincoln Project, Stuart Stevens. Stevens and the team have an emotional conversation reflecting on how a party that Stevens spent his…
 
On Episode 11 of LegalAF (#LAF), MeidasTouch’s Sunday law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, provide a sobering analysis of a California federal judge’s decision to overturn California’s 30-year old ban on assault weapons citing the overriding conside…
 
On today’s episode, the brothers have TWO incredible guests lined up! First, the brothers sit down with best-selling author, attorney, United States Army veteran, and politician who served as the 39th Secretary of State of Missouri from 2013 to 2017 (as a Democrat) - Jason Kander. With his organization, Let America Vote, Jason is leading the fight …
 
On today’s special Memorial Day podcast edition, the brothers have an incredible interview with Fred Wellman, Executive Director of the Lincoln Project who served in the U.S. Army for 22-years as an aviator and public affairs officer, including four combat tours in Operation Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. We discuss what Memorial Day means to Fred…
 
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