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Care about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Like exploring big ideas? John Riley interviews politicians, community leaders, athletes, coaches, authors and influencers covering a wide range of topics including free market economics, entrepreneurism, politics, leadership, current events, sports, history and philosophy. We discuss living your life on your own terms, having the political freedom to make your own choices, and a variety of topics that give life meaning and joy. We broadcast from Poway CA in the San Diego metropolitan area.

Care about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Like exploring big ideas? John Riley interviews politicians, community leaders, athletes, coaches, authors and influencers covering a wide range of topics including free market economics, entrepreneurism, politics, leadership, current events, sports, history and philosophy. We discuss living your life on your own terms, having the political freedom to make your own choices, and a variety of topics that give life meaning and joy. We broadcast from Poway CA in the San Diego metropolitan area.

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Care about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Like exploring big ideas? John Riley interviews politicians, community leaders, athletes, coaches, authors and influencers covering a wide range of topics including free market economics, entrepreneurism, politics, leadership, current events, sports, history and philosophy. We discuss living your life on your own terms, having the political freedom to make your own choices, and a variety of topics that give life meaning and joy. We broadcast from Poway CA in the San Diego metropolitan area.

Language:

English

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8582541676


Episodes

Trump Biden Debate #3, Public Servants, JRP0180

10/23/2020
We break down the final Trump Biden debate and get into a wide range of discussion and commentary with our livestream podcast audience. We cover socialized medicine, public option, “The Talk”, racial injustice, minimum wage, tariffs, trade war, protectionism, and immigration. We also discuss the recent controversy at the Poway City Council meeting and Councilperson Caylin Frank’s explanation why public comments were cut off. Then we challenge the idea of politicians and government employees...

Duration:01:34:06

Robert Reich and The Ministry of Truth, JRP0179

10/21/2020
We cover local Poway news including the public getting cut off at a Poway City Council meeting, The Farm in Poway, Barry Leonard podcast commentary, term limits and even Yanni’s out on Scripps Poway Parkway. We then get into Robert Reich and his proposal for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the lies that should be corrected. (but we do love Robert Reich and his doodle videos) We also speak about many people’s concern about greed eroding our society and economy. I share some personal...

Duration:01:32:35

Barry Leonard, Poway City Council, JRP0178

10/19/2020
Incumbent Poway City Councilman Barry Leonard was my guest, and we discussed a range of Poway issues. Barry shared his experience getting into politics, his original appointment to the city council, his relationship with Steve Vaus and winning his first election. We discussed some of Barry’s goals for his next term including managing the city’s finances prudently, seeing through the development of the new Mickey Cafagna Community Center and other city projects in Poway. We discussed Poway’s...

Duration:01:44:36

Time, Money and Clayton Kershaw, JRP0177

10/16/2020
We discuss lessons about time and money that I wish I learned as a kid. We get into earning money vs making money, saving money, selling your time, and buying other people’s time. I share my thoughts about the mindset required to prosper in today’s economy which includes a focus on entrepreneurship, multiple streams of income, innovation and seeking Win-Win relationships with partners. We discuss Clayton Kershaw’s salary and show how he makes approx. $10,000 per pitch and what that really...

Duration:01:20:40

Amy Coney Barrett and the Positive Energy Loop, JRP0176

10/14/2020
Amy Coney Barrett and self-improvement in a podcast episode? Yeah, that’s what we’re doing here. We talk about ACB’s nomination for the Supreme Court. I share my opinions on abortion, gay rights, and the Affordable Act… and what Barrett might end up deciding to do if those issues come before the court. I reflect on my podcast with Poway city council candidate Chris Olps from last week and my interview strategy when talking with local politicians. I share how the negative energy from the...

Duration:01:14:18

Chris Olps, Poway City Council Candidate, JRP0175

10/12/2020
Chris Olps is back for another podcast episode where we discuss all things Poway including his campaign for Poway City Council. I always enjoy my discussions with Chris because we cover so many issues at incredibly detailed levels. Chris always does his research and brings plenty to the table to discuss. We talked at length about Poway Road development including the Fairfield project, The Commons, The Outpost, and the shopping centers at the intersection of Poway Rd and Pomerado Rd. We dove...

Duration:03:00:57

Kidnapping the Michigan Governor, JRP0174

10/10/2020
There was a plot to kidnap the Michigan Governor. What in the hell is going on around here? This political season is getting nuttier every day as we approach election day on November 3rd. Plus, there is more crazy is coming, including after the election. We discuss a variety of topics where different groups are trying to apply force and control over other people. That is what these political battles are all about. We discuss the Governor Gretchen Whitmer, COVID, income inequality, Amazon,...

Duration:00:53:26

GOP, Dems and Eddie Van Halen, JRP0173

10/7/2020
Are the Republicans and Democrats dramatically different or shockingly similar? We discuss a long list of issues where the two parties only show only modest differences of degree, but not in kind. We cover foreign policy, monetary policy, budget, taxes, trade policy, election policy, personal behavior laws, privacy issues, corporate policies and much more and discover the two parties are remarkably similar. I share my own political journey growing up in a Democratic environment, socializing...

Duration:01:22:19

The Pope and Capitalism, JRP0172

10/5/2020
In the Pope’s latest teachings, he has criticized capitalism for the response to COVID, but also more broadly with income inequality, trickle down theory and individual rights. We break down the article in AP News that summarizes many of the Pope’s comments. We discuss Pope Francis’ background as a Peronist from Argentina and how this influences his views. We discuss the Pope’s rightful condemnation of “just war” and how that compares with Pope John Paul II and many other Pope’s in history....

Duration:01:16:16

California Propositions, Poway Measure P, JRP0171

10/2/2020
People are already starting to vote, so I thought I would share my choices for the California Propositions and Measure P in Poway. I share my opinions on the proposition process as a general idea and also my philosophy of respecting individual rights in my choices. We discuss the downside of propositions with California’s choice to make gay marriage illegal with Prop 8 in 2008. We then go through each of props from 14 thru 25 covering issues related to voting rights, taxes, scientific...

Duration:01:26:42

Demented Debate Debacle, JRP0170

9/30/2020
It was demented. It was a debacle. We cover the first Presidential Debate of 2020 and comment on the train wreck that it was. I always get excited for political debates like I do for a big sporting event. I love the conversation. I like seeing who is winning and losing. It’s entertainment for a political nerd like me. We break down Trump’s comments about the economy, Big 10 football, and his choice to not denounce white supremacy. We also discuss Biden’s comments about law and order,...

Duration:01:12:08

Padres 2020 Playoff Preview with David Leland, JRP0169

9/29/2020
David Leland is back to talk Padres and a wide range of other sports news. David reviews the Padres regular season and how the team exceeded expectations and his own predictions. Then we get into the MLB playoffs. David previews the game 1 match up with the St. Louis Cardinals and what the Padres need to do to get beyond the first round. We also cover the entire tournament with commentary on all of the other MLB playoff matchups. But we don’t stop there. We also cover the NBA playoffs and...

Duration:01:56:55

Poway Protesters #2 and Trump’s Taxes, JRP0168

9/28/2020
Violence in the streets of Poway! We cover the overly charged, overly caffeinated Poway Protesters on the corner of Pomerado Rd and Twin Peaks Rd. As we get closer to the election, the energy, enthusiasm, and ugliness is ramping up. We discuss the facts as we understand them and also discuss the events that led up to the violence on Sunday September 27, 2020. We cover Trump supporters, BLM supporters, Antifa and more here in Poway. We also question how the free speech expression and the...

Duration:01:12:15

Breonna Taylor and “Your City is Known for What?”, JRP0167

9/25/2020
We discuss the Breonna Taylor tragedy in depth including an exploration of the facts of the case and the issue of No-Knock Warrants. We also explore the topic from the perspective of the Castle Doctrine, the Second Amendment, and the War on Drugs. Of course, we also examine the case through the lens of the 2020 POTUS race. Then we get into city slogans and have a little bit of fun learning about how cities like to market themselves. We go deep on Poway’s slogan “The City in the Country” and...

Duration:01:15:23

Social Dilemma, American Exceptionalism, JRP0166

9/23/2020
We discuss a range of issues in this podcast including the Netflix movie The Social Dilemma, American Exceptionalism, election interference, and the possibility of a big recession on the horizon. I share my frustration with The Social Dilemma’s presentation of social media and target marketing strategy while celebrating social media as an extension of our free speech rights. We then break down the idea of American Exceptionalism: the good, the bad and the ugly. Then we discuss the tremendous...

Duration:01:08:34

RBG, GOP and Addition by Subtraction, JRP0165

9/21/2020
We reflect on the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her legacy on the Supreme Court and the GOP response. We discuss RBG’s higher ideal of Equal Rights and how that synchronizes with our Declaration of Independence. We then get into the idea of Addition by Subtraction as a political strategy and how that would work with the repeal of the War on Drugs. I also share a personal story of Addition by Subtraction, reliving my childhood memories and KISS albums in the back of my old garage back home....

Duration:01:29:52

Political Power vs Individual Initiative, JRP0164

9/18/2020
Politics often comes down to group warfare. Essentially trying to use govt to exert power over another. We discuss this idea and then juxtapose it with taking individual initiative as you work to improve your own life. We get into local issues here in Poway that are likely common local issues in cities throughout California and beyond: housing, development, and the greater impact on the community. We also get into the craziness of the 2020 Presidential race and how so much is devolving into...

Duration:01:05:07

Steve Dow, Trump and Rancho Bernardo, JRP0163

9/16/2020
Steve Dow returns to the John Riley Project to discuss current events, President Trump, and local issues in Rancho Bernardo. Steve is the author of the book “15 Reasons People Voted for Trump in 2016 and Why These Don’t Apply in 2020”. We discussed the possibility of a COVID vaccine, the pros and cons of Joe Biden, a long list of issues involving Donald Trump and a preview of the Presidential Debates. We also discussed Steve’s role as a member of the Rancho Bernardo Community Planning Board....

Duration:01:42:13

Caylin Frank, Poway City Council, JRP0162

9/14/2020
Caylin Frank joined us for a podcast conversation about her re-election campaign for Poway City Council. Caylin previously joined us 2 years ago where we learned a great deal about her. This podcast episode got into much more about policy and city projects, but Caylin did enjoy sharing the birth of her second child earlier this year. We got into the construction on Poway Road, affordable housing and The Farm in Poway. We also spoke about the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway’s “The...

Duration:01:26:53

Poway City Council Forum, Leonard, Factor, Frank, Olps, Fournier, JRP0161

9/12/2020
This is an audio recording of the Candidate Forum for Poway City Council Districts 2 and 4 featuring Barry Leonard, Phil Factor, Caylin Frank, Chris Olps and Frank Fournier. The event is moderated by the League of Women Voters. District 2 covers much of north and east Poway. District 4 covers most of the southern part of Poway, mostly south of Poway Rd. The co-sponsors of the event are the John Riley Project and South and North Poway Votes Facebook page. This was recorded on September 11,...

Duration:01:23:31