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Every week we introduce you to an event in American History, policy, and media, then discuss how that historical event impacts the socio-political issues America faces today. We give you The Dig on US History and offer political commentary and opinion, as well as discussion of current news from Progressive perspectives. DoA is an apparent propaganda arm of The Deep State. Probably financed in some way by George Soros, The Clinton Foundation, Jay-Z, maybe even Joe Rogan. Get the Dig with Big ...
 
In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy – the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday, Dylan Matthews, Dara Lind, and other voices dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare immigration, and housing. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
The Michael Steele Podcast is a podcast hosted by former Republican National Committee Chairman and Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele. Each week, Michael moderates a barbershop style discussion about the key political and cultural issues of the day. Michael brings his experience as an MSNBC political analyst and from a lifetime in politics to a podcast which transcends traditional political boundaries in order to dig deep and find real solutions.
 
Offline with Jon Favreau is a different kind of Sunday show – a chance to step away from our Twitter-fueled news cycles to hear smarter, lighter conversations about all the ways that our extremely online existence is shaping everything from politics and culture to the how we live, work, and interact with one another. After more than a dozen conversations with guests like Stephen Colbert, Monica Lewinsky, Jia Tolentino, and Roxane Gay, it’s clear that people want these conversations to contin ...
 
Go beyond mainstream cable news and party lines, with a Millennial and a Boomer, as they work to push past the noise and bring attention to all the issues that matter. Justin T. Weller and Lance Jackson examine the topics that are often overlooked by most major media outlets, but are critical for Americans to be educated about. There’s a world beyond the noise and it begins with Justin & Lance on The State of Us.
 
Vox Populi Radio is a political talk show hosted by Sean Astin. "America has entered a period of uncertainty. The truth is undervalued and anger drives public discourse. Every citizen must choose, engage or tune out. This show means to dig into the issues, respectful but unflinching and with a strong point of view. The foundation of civil discourse is listening. The key to winning with honor is decency and courage." - Sean Astin On Twitter: @seanastin -- #RaiseYourVox Facebook.com/SeanAstinP ...
 
As the U.S. confronts climate change with a move to a new, clean energy future, what happens to those places that gave us the old energy — the fossil fuels that powered the country for more than a century? In “Welcome to AppalachAmerica,” host Jeff Young and the reporters at the Ohio Valley ReSource dig into the big questions around this energy shift: How can we move forward on clean energy when so many people fear they’ll be left behind? Can coal country come out a winner as we tackle clima ...
 
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In 2016, Donald Trump conspired with a foreign government to become President of the United States. On July 25, 2019, with the 2020 election around the corner, he decided to do it again. The first time around, it was collusion, aiding and abetting Russia’s attack on American democracy. The second time, it was extortion, demanding the Ukrainian government manufacture dirt on Trump’s political opponents in exchange for help the country needs to fend off a Russian invasion and chart a democrati ...
 
Actor Greg Grunberg has played some pretty iconic characters over his 25 year career in TV and film. From ‘Heroes’ and ‘Alias’, to ‘Star Wars’, ‘Star Trek’, and ‘A Star Is Born’. Now, Greg teams up with Screenvision Media to uncover the secrets behind the real life characters of America's most successful small businesses. To break out on your own and start a small business you need guts, determination, and a willingness to do whatever it takes to be successful. As a business entrepreneur him ...
 
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Professor Scott Galloway joins Jon to make the case that TikTok is unlike any social media platform we’ve ever seen. Overnight, TikTok became the world’s most visited website and now, Scott argues, it’s powerful data collection, addictive algorithm, and it’s owner — the Chinese company ByteDance — are raising questions about the dangers the platfor…
 
Lourin and Brent interview progressive Angelica Duenas. Angelica Dueñas, a mother, wife, activist and community organizer. Born and raised in the San Fernando valley. Raising five children who attend LAUSD schools. BA, in political science. MA, in organizational leadership. Accepts zero corporate PAC money so she is beholden to the people and not s…
 
Tim Miller joins The Michael Steele Podcast to discuss his new book, "Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell." The pair discuss what it takes to be a player in "The Game," Tim's time working with Reince Priebus at the RNC and the kinds of Republicans involved in the transition to Trumpism, from "Messiahs" and "Little Mixers" l…
 
Brittney Yevette Griner is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association. She played college basketball for the Baylor Lady Bears in Waco, Texas. She is the only NCAA basketball player to both score 2,000 points and block 500 shots. After a Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittne…
 
In a bumper episode, we highlight a summer’s-worth of deeply reported stories from 1843, our sister magazine: we profile Muhammad bin Salman, the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, who is both a liberalising reformer and a fearsome consolidator of power. We ask why magicians are behind so many viral videos. And we explore humanity’s long-running ambi…
 
As Russia’s campaign in the eastern Donbas region loses steam, our correspondent finds Ukraine’s efforts to recapture Kherson are gaining momentum. But at what cost? India is notorious for its staggering road-death statistics; we ask what is being done to improve them. And the two surprising factors that predict how worried people are about climate…
 
Is the United States entering a recession and what does it mean for you? Justin and Lance break down the traditional markers of a recession and explain the anomalies of our current economic situation. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, economy, recession, market, money, jobs, employment, rates, finance, politics, government, unites states…
 
WELCOME TO THE PREMIER EPISODE OF LAST CALL W/ LOURIN HUBBARD (& BRENT HENNRICH) Allen L. Ellison founded the Center for Economic & Policy Development. (The Center) to facilitate economic growth throughout Central Florida and rural parts of the country. His vision, core philosophies and strong principles are igniting young future leaders from aroun…
 
Note: This episode originally aired in October of 2021. Michael speaks with Keith Boykin about the politics of a darkening America. They discuss the relationship between Black people and the Republican party, including the question everyone is curious about: Why Michael is still a Republican.By Two Squared Media Productions
 
The visit of America’s speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has Chinese tempers flaring. We ask what the trip suggests about American policy and what it means for Taiwan. Crowdfunding is making a real difference in the war in Ukraine—but its effects vary between the two sides. And a close listen to a young pianist’s prizewinning Rac…
 
As the Earth swelters through yet another record-breaking summer, a surprise push for climate legislation on Capitol Hill gave us a shimmer of optimism and hope toward fighting climate change. But, while it’s a step in the right direction to reduce carbon emissions, it’s not a panacea. How do we maintain optimism, even when the right steps feel too…
 
For decades Ayman al-Zawahiri was the chief ideologue of the terrorist group. We ask what his death in Afghanistan means for the broader jihadist movement. A vote on abortion in Kansas today is a sharp test of the electorate following the gutting of Roe v Wade. And remembering Diana Kennedy, an indefatigable food writer and champion of Mexican cuis…
 
Are you considering selling your house and renting to take advantage of the seller's market? Don't act before Justin and Lance discuss what it takes to buy or rent and who is buying homes today. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, homes, apartments, buying, ownership, property, landlord, selling, house, family, finance, money, economics, cris…
 
As the first fatal cases outside Africa are reported, we investigate the response to the disease, and the parallels with the early days of HIV. Nuclear waste has been stockpiled in supposedly temporary pools for decades; our correspondent visits the first place it is being permanently entombed. And where education is failing even amid encouraging e…
 
We look at a history of Red Scares and examine communism. Notably absent from this podcast, on purpose, is a deep dive into McCarthyism and of Venezuela, which will get full episodes. We examine some Red Scare tactics used in US History, including some arguments by Jordan Peterson and Dinesh D'Souza and we look at a few definitions of socialism... …
 
Joe Biden’s climate legislation stalled, in large part because Joe Manchin, West Virginia’s senior senator and a Democrat, had reservations. But Mr Manchin reversed course on Wednesday. Mr Biden looks likely to notch a major legislative win heading into the midterms. Why women’s sports are booming. And remembering a fighter for democracy in Myanmar…
 
America’s central bank has raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point—its fourth rise this year. It is walking a fine line between cooling the economy and tipping the country into recession. Scientific results fundamental to more than a decade’s-worth of Alzheimer’s research may have been fabricated. And the region where the gend…
 
The emergence of remote work and other significant trends are encouraging more families to move into rural America. Justin and Lance discuss what is attracting more people to live in rural America and the pandemic's impact on these areas. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, rural, America, urban, city, remote work, online, peace, family, soli…
 
Jonathan Lemire joins The Michael Steele Podcast to discuss his new book, "The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics After 2020." The pair discuss the role the media played in perpetuating Trump's lies, how Trump's deceit led to January 6th and how the 2024 election might shape out with Trump as a candid…
 
Russia cut the gas flowing through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline by half in what many see as retaliation for Europe’s support of Ukraine. EU energy ministers fear further cuts as winter approaches. A new research review suggests the decades-long reliance on SSRIs to treat depression was based on a false premise. And why Dakar’s plant vendors show such…
 
Dylan Matthews, Dara Lind, and special guest Ari Ne’eman (@aneeman) fire up the Weeds Time Machine for a special episode on the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA was signed into law 32 years ago today, and while the legislation had a profound impact on almost every corner of American society, the bill wasn’t perfect. So hop into the Time Mac…
 
The campaigning is a bit nasty, by British standards, as Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak vie to become Conservative Party leader and thus prime minister. What will the mud-slinging do for the party’s image? We examine a potentially simple solution to address the Catholic Church’s problem with child abuse. And why prices are skyrocketing at posh hotels. F…
 
Does the lack of young people serving as elected officials impact how this country treats children and young adults? Justin and Lance discuss revamping social security and how widespread supply chain issues are impacting parents today. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, parent, baby formula, supply chain, covid, social security, government, …
 
Missile strikes on the port of Odessa have dimmed hopes for a UN-brokered deal to get Ukraine’s grain on the move. We ask what chances it may still have. Tunisia's constitutional referendum looks destined to formalise a march back to the autocratic rule it shook off during the Arab Spring. And how Formula 1 is looking to crack America. For full acc…
 
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