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Musician Ben Folds on the Presidential Candidates, George Carlin, the Arts, and His New Book

Justin talks with Musician Ben Folds about his new book, A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons. Ben talks about one of the most absurd jobs he had delivering wine, his love of George Carlin, why he started a podcast interviewing presidential candidates, and whether there will be a Ben Folds Five Reunion in the near future.

Comedian and Writer Brock Wilbur on Democrats Eating Each Other Alive, and His Adorable Cats

Justin talks with comedian and writer Brock Wilbur. Brock discusses which Democrats he likes most running for POTUS and the disconnect between the red states and blue states. He also talks about getting mistaken for Wilbur Ross on Twitter and how one of his cats hates him.

2020: Congressional Candidate Kim Olson Interview

Former military pilot and Retired Colonel Kim Olson talks with Justin about why she’s running for Congress in Texas’ 24th district. She discusses what “fixing” Congress looks like, why her military background is needed, and the making of her viral campaign announcement video. Most importantly, she gives Justin recommendations for a really good Texas beer joint.

State of the Stat: 12 Million People (or Some Absurd Number) Believe in Reptoids

*Please disregard the moments of silence in the beginning and middle. There were some technical issues/fatigue during editing.

Justin and Corey discuss reptoids in this week’s State of the Stat. Corey delves into conspiracy theories — why people believe them, the difference between a conspiracy theory and a theory, and what percentage of Trump voters believe every word coming out of Alex Jones’ mouth. Grab your mushrooms folks … this one gets weird.

2020: Democratic Debate Wrap-Up … Winners, Losers, and Phone Calls to New Zealand

Justin wraps up the first Democratic debates. Like any good podcast pundit, he picks winners, losers, a candidate he’d most like to smoke pot with, and a profound reverence for Cory Booker’s chiseled jawline. He also plugs his previous interview while taking more than partial credit for John Delaney’s notable performance in the first debate. #KeepItHumble

Farm Sanctuary’s Gene Baur on the Meatless Movement and his VW bus

Farm Sanctuary’s Gene Baur talks with Justin about his role as a long-time animal rights activist and the excitement of plant-based meats going mainstream. He also shares how Farm Sanctuary got its start from the early days of driving around in a VW Bus selling veggie hot dogs at Grateful Dead concerts (aka livin’ the dream).

Jesse Colvin Interview – Democratic Nominee in Maryland’s 1st Congressional District

Justin talks with Jesse Colvin, the Democratic nominee in Maryland’s 1st congressional district. Jesse is a former Army Ranger in Afghanistan who graduated from both Duke University and Columbia University. Jesse talks about the leaderships skills he developed in the military, the economic impact of oysters, and the Republican support he’s gained from Bush Administration officials (as well as his wife). Finally, Justin urges Jesse to take out the damn trash.

Tabitha Isner Interview – Democratic Nominee for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District

Justin talks with Tabitha Isner. She’s a Democrat running for office in Alabama’s 2nd congressional district. Tabitha talks about her background as an ordained minister. She also discusses why young people from Alabama leave the state after college and her chances of winning a district which went for Roy Moore. Oh, and why the Yellowhammer State loves its little angry Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.

2020 President of the United States

Who will be the 2020 President of the United States? The 2018 NFL Draft is here, and so it only made since to do our own 2020 U.S. Presidential Draft. Who is moving up draft boards in a crowded democratic field? Will the Republicans draft a plug-and-play first rounder from inside the White House, or will they go reach for a candidate from outside The Swamp? What party will Mark Cuban run for? Find out on the first-ever Just In News 2020 U.S. Presidential Draft.

Mike Levin Interview – Democratic Nominee in California’s 49th Congressional District

Mike Levin joins Justin to talk about his run for California’s hotly contested 49th district in which Darrell Issa is deciding to retire from (perhaps to go make more car alarm money). Mike talks about gun control, potential impeachment of Donald Trump and, most importantly, his favorite U2 song.

Roll Call Interview – Simone Pathe and Bridget Bowman

Roll Call Senior Politics Reporters, Simone Pathe and Bridget Bowman, talk with Justin about what it was like to watch Roy Moore ride up on a horse on election day, how they think the 2018 midterms will break, and who gives the juiciest interviews in on Capitol Hill. Plus, Justin quizzes Simone and Bridget on the history of congress (according to Wikipedia), and the Just In News crack squad investigative team breaks a story about who will fill the White House Communications Director role now that Hope Hicks is retiring at age 29.

Austin Frerick Interview – Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

Former Obama Treasury Department official, Austin Frerick, joins Justin to talk about his run for congress in the Iowa’s 3rd District. Austin talks about why he’s dressing up as the Monopoly man, his love of the Olive Garden, gun control, and his klan of Donald Trump voters support him. We also talk craft beer, and Austin takes the Presidents’ Day quiz. Find out if you’re smarter than a potential congressman.

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