Month: July 2020

Josh Burch from Neighbors United for DC Statehood on Why America’s Capital Should Be Our 51st State

Josh Burch from Neighbors United for DC Statehood talks about the why Washington D.C. should become the 51st state, the momentum of the movement, bad-faith arguments from the opposition, and historical analogues.

2020: Solomon Rajput, Congressional Candidate in Michigan’s 12th District, on Offering Up Big Solutions to Big Problems

Democrat Solomon Rajput talks with Corey Hill about his race to become the next Congressman from Michigan’s 12th District. Solomon talks to Corey about running against a Democratic political dynasty, ending police brutality, Medicare for All, and how Donald Trump is uniquely awful. Solomon talks specifically about how “radical ideas” aren’t really radical and have been the norm for decades in so many other countries, including universal healthcare in the country just up the road from him, Canada.

Game: “Tweets From Deadbeats” – Washed-Up Actor Edition

Justin is joined by Sound Engineer Mike Stocksdale and Producer Kristen Friis to play another rousing edition of “Tweets From Deadbeats.” Mike and Kristen go head-to-head while downing mixed drinks and taking educated guesses as to who are the absolute worst people in the world tweeting the absolute worst things in the world. In this edition, a certain washed-up celebrity plays a starring role and Mike explains what a Grey Russian is since that was the drink he pounded prior to even starting the podcast. Kristen also talks about her experience protesting while clarifying to a certain deadbeat that she was actually out protesting racism and not supporting Marxism.

Former White House Speechwriter David Litt on Writing President Obama’s Jokes and His New Book about Shattering Mitch McConnell’s Dreams

Justin talks with former speechwriter for President Obama, David Litt. David talks to Justin about his new book, “Democracy in One Book or Less,” and how we can repair our democracy in 6 months with some key fundamental changes to our political system. David also talks about the coolest part about working inside the White House, his favorite White House Correspondents Dinner (he was the head speechwriter for 4 of them), and the form of public speaking that scares him.

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