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Two Idiots and an Expert

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Steven and Lee, great friends for over 20 years, discuss random ideas on various topics like pop culture, life, work, and family. Their invited experts talk about their background, expertise, and whether the Idiots are right or wrong. Every episode, Steven and Lee learn sometime new and exciting. There is a thin line between an idiot and an expert!

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Steven and Lee, great friends for over 20 years, discuss random ideas on various topics like pop culture, life, work, and family. Their invited experts talk about their background, expertise, and whether the Idiots are right or wrong. Every episode, Steven and Lee learn sometime new and exciting. There is a thin line between an idiot and an expert!

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English

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Episodes
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The Pickleball Clinic

2/7/2024
Episode 86 - The Pickleball Clinic - is live with Aaron Reznik and Matt Slowinski from Montclair Pickleball! It's a 'take 2' situation for Kops and Lee, the sound was bad on the first recording. The Idiots get right into it with Matt (sorry for pronouncing your name wrong!) and Aaron. This episode's experts are Aaron and Matt from Montclair Pickleball (03:30). Matt and Aaron are the owners and coaches at the Pickleball academy in Montclair, NJ. They tell Kops and Lee how they got involved in Pickleball and started their business. Aaron and Matt break some exciting news - they are now operating out of a new facility in Bergen County! Additionally, they are very close to opening their own location in Roseland, NJ. Contact Matt and Aaron today and sign up for Pickleball lessons, make sure to mention Two Idiots and an Expert for 10% off! Wrapping up (59:45) Lee tells Kops how impressed he is with his card tricks and 3 TV shows Lee is watching. Thank you Matt and Aaron for coming on the podcast! Make sure to check out their websites here and here and join their Facebook group. #pickleball #thepickleballclinic #dink #cardtricks #darkarts #mrandmrssmith #amazonprime #truedetective #hbo #monsieurspade #amc #griselda #netflix #homicidedetective #mortician Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:01:15:19

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The Danaconda

1/10/2024
Episode 85 - The Danaconda - is live with professional wrestler Danny Morrison! This episode's expert is professional wrestler Danny Morrison, fka Danny Doring, The Danaconda and The SugarMask. Danny started his ECW journey way back in 1996 and continues to wrestle today. Danny joins the Idiots (02:15) and immediately makes them guess his wrestling name... The Danaconda! Danny tells Kops and Lee about how he got involved in professional wrestling, the early years of ECW and life on the road. Danny goes into some detail on how wrestling is 'fixed' and breaks down his injury history. Closing out, Danny tells the boys about how he is still wrestling and is excited for his upcoming match in April. Check out Danny wrestling Tommy Dreamer back in 2020 here and follow Danny on X here. Thank you Danny for coming on the podcast! #ECW #WWE #wrestling #prowrestling #nxt #smackdown #grappling #raw #kickboxing #wrestler #wweraw #fitness #wrestlemania #wwf #TommyDreamer #DannyDoring #ECW #ISPW Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:01:03:57

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Two Idiots Live!

12/28/2023
Episode 84 - Two Idiots Live! - is live with Kops and Lee. Kops and Lee close out 2023 by going live on Facebook and Instagram on Christmas Day - link here and here to watch. Thanks for listening, Happy New Year, SPREAD LOVE! #facebooklive #instagramlive #livepodast #2idiotsandanexpert Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:01:01:10

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Unpacking Jewish History

10/26/2023
Episode 83 - Unpacking Jewish History - is live with expert Dr. Noam Weissman of Jewish Unpacked and the host of the podcast Unpacking Israeli History. Kops and Lee know this episode is longer than usual, stick with it there is a lot to cover. Before they get to Noam... - The Idiots talk about the horrible attack by Hamas in Israel on October 7th (04:09) - Kops recently went to Hong Kong and China, Lee learns the Chinese don't have a toilet in their bathrooms (09:11) Noam Weissman joins Kops and Lee (23:50) and dives into a wide range of Jewish subjects - the Jewish population, Jewish history, what is a Jew, Israel history, antisemitism and Israel judicial reform. Thank you Noam for coming on the podcast, to learn more check out the Jewish Unpacked website, YouTube channel, Instagram and TikTok accounts. Wrapping up, Kops and Lee do their best to talk about the situation in Israel (1:36:45). #israel #china #hongkong #paigow #mtvcribs #bahaiterraces #zionism #yomkippurwar #yallaletsgo #antisemitism #ignoranceisachoice #apartheid #shapethefuture #neveragainisnow #bringthemback #spreadlove #pickleball #pickleballsnob Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:02:22:01

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An Idiot and a Pickleballer

10/5/2023
Episode 82 - An Idiot and a Pickleballer - is live with Kops and Lee! Kops and Lee are back with a new episode, it's been too long listener... - The WGA strike is over - Political current events - Jets QB Aaron Rogers injury and HBO's Hard Knocks - Welcome to Wrexham with Ryan Reynolds and Rob Mcelhenney - Kops' Pickleball update #wga #newsdiet #jets #aaronrodgers #hardknocks #hbo #wrexhamafc #changeling #appletv #pickleball #corepickleball Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:00:31:55

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Pickle Idiots

7/19/2023
Episode 81 - Pickle Idiots - is live with Kops and Lee! Kops and Lee are solo on this episode... - Kops provides a Pickleball update and apology - The Screen Actors Guild is on strike, joining the Writer's Guild - Lee likes the Apple TV show Shrinking and saw the new Indiana Jones movie #pickleball #silo #WGA #SAGAFTRA #AI #chatgpt #appletv #shrinking #indianajones Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:00:43:43

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Seduced by the Light

7/12/2023
Episode 80 - Seduced by the Light - is live with author Alexander Rimer! On this episode, Kops and Lee are excited to be joined by the author of Seduced by the Light: The Mina Miller Edison Story, Alexandra Rimer! But before they get to the intelligent and impressive Allie, your Idiots have the least intellectual conversation possible. Alexandra Rimer, the esteemed professor and newly published author, tells Kops and Lee (09:45) how she got involved with the Edison Papers and gives the boys some background on Thomas Edison. Then she explains her journey to publish her book and why she decided to write about Edison's 2nd wife Mina Miller Edison. Wrapping up (47:43)... Kops and Lee enjoyed speaking with Allie, publishing her book is a huge accomplishment. Lee then asks for Kops' thoughts on some current events: the attempted Wagner Group coup in Russia, Pat Sajack retiring from Wheel of Fortune, the Supreme Court and the OceanGate submarine. Thank you Allie for coming on the podcast! Buy Allie's book, Seduced by the Light, at your local bookstore or on Amazon here. #bits #johnstewart #misophonia #effectvsaffect #thomasedison #minamilleredison #wagnergroup #patsajack #wheeloffortune #ryanseacrest #oceangate Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:01:07:45

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Stories from the Archives

6/28/2023
Episode 79 - Stories from the Archives - is live with expert Lara Zielin from the podcast Archive Unknown. Lara joins Kops and Lee (04:04) and immediately clarifies that she isn't an archivist. She explains what she does at her archive and her love for the weird stories found in archives. Lara talks to the boys about a few of her podcast episodes, specifically Deadly Bombs and a Red Scare which covers the 1919 bombings in the US and then breaks down what exactly an archive is. Special for the Two Idiots and an Expert podcast Lara shows Kops and Lee a photo (check it out on the pod's social media channels) and tells them an extremely interesting story (22:57) about the kidnapping of Charley Ross. After some more questions for Lara Kops and Lee wrap up this fun episode (57:28)! Thank you Lara for coming on the podcast! Follow Lara on Instagram, for more info go to her website here and subscribe to the Archive Unkown podcast on Apple and Spotify. Lara Zielin's bio: Lara has worked in an archive for more than a decade writing about the strange and incredible things that can be found tucked away in boxes on shelves. For her podcast, she's an archival archaeologist, diving into papers and files all across the country to find truly unusual stories – on topics from true crime to the paranormal to mysteries to conspiracies and more. #blessed #thereheis #archive #history #truecrime #charleyross #truecrimecommunity #truecrimepodcast #kidnapping #unsolvedmystery #uap #bigfoot #lochnessmonster Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:01:08:33

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Abuse & Harassment Prevention

6/15/2023
Episode 78 - Abuse & Harrasemnt Prevention - is live with expert Rahel Bayar from The Bayar Group. It was smoky in the New York metro area from the Canadian forest fires and Kops has questions about nuclear fallout. On another note, Lee wants all the listeners to write a review on the podcast apps! This episode's expert, Rahel Bayar, joins Kops and Lee (07:04) to discuss how she got started in her field and why she started her company. Rahel talks about her early years as an Assistant District Attorney in the South Bronx and transitioning into the private sector to work with schools, camps, corporations and faith-based groups creating policies, protocols and procedures. Rahel shares practical ideas about red flags in children, talking to camps, explaining tricky behaviors to your children and what exactly 'grooming' is. Wrapping up (01:08:40), Kops and Lee have a lot to think about, this is a heavy subject. Follow Rahel on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and contact her with any questions. Thank you Rahel for coming on the podcast! #smokyNYC #podcastreviews #sexualabuseprevention #childsafety #sexualassault #abuse #domesticviolence #survivor #rape #trauma #sexualviolence #grooming #childabuse #awareness #believesurvivors #boundries #vulnerabilities Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:01:19:16

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Ketamine Therapy Explained

6/8/2023
Episode 77 - Ketamine Therapy Explained - is live with expert Haviva Malina, MD from KETA Medical Center. This episode's expert, Dr. Haviva Malina, joins Kops and Lee (07:44) to break down Ketamine Therapy, its origins and her therapy center (offices in Oradell, NJ, New Rochelle, NY and Manhattan). Dr. Malina tells the Idiots about her background and experience working in an ER during COVID then her transition into treating people with mental health issues. She covers Ketamine's journey from anesthetic to FDA approved psychiatric illness treatment. Dr. Malina explains how Ketamine works, the treatment process, success indicators and therapist coordination. Wrapping up, Kops and Lee (53:10) share their thoughts on Dr. Malina, mental health issues in children, Neuralink and podcasts they are listening to. For more information on Ketamine Therapy and KETA Medical Center go to their website and follow on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you Dr. Malina for coming on the show! #silo #tedlasso #appletv #succession #barry #hbo #ketamine #mentalheath #depression #anxiety #OCD #PTSD #bipolar #chronicpain #addiction #neuralink #rickrubin Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:01:07:22

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The Blind Exorcist

5/31/2023
Episode 76 - The Blind Exorcist - is live with expert Justin Daubenmire. This episode's expert is Justin Daubenmire from The Blind Exorcist podcast. Justin joins Kops and Lee (12:31) to discuss all things exorcism. Justin tells the Idiots about his first encounter with demons, the toll it took on him over the years and how he found Dr. Bob Larson. After 14 months of working with Dr. Larson (and surviving kidney failure), the demons were gone. Justin then decides to take the plunge into being an Exorcist, becomes certified by Dr. Larson and starts an Exorcism business. Wrapping up (01:13:33), Kops and Lee try their best to break down what they believe. To learn more about Justin, go to his website here and listen to his podcast (available on all podcast apps) here. Thank you Justin for coming on the podcast with Kops and Lee. #BlackBird #Silo #AppleTV #daisyjonesandthesix #typeonediabetes #exorcism #exorcist #possessed #vexed #demons #theology #boblarson #supernatural #bigfoot #templeofkops #acceptance #returntotheenergysource Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:01:33:19

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The Digital Nomad

5/17/2023
Episode 75 - The Digital Nomad - is live with expert Nienke Nina. Kops is excited for episode 75, thank you to the listeners for the support! Lee then talks about the docu-series 100 Foot Wave on HBO. Check it out today! This episode's expert is Nienke Nina from Digital Nomads Daily. Nienke joins the Idiots (09:28) from Spain and explains her background and why she started living the nomad lifestyle. (She can fit all of her possessions in two suitcases!) Then Nienke tells Kops and Lee about the different places she has lived, her professional life, and her book, Digital Nomads With Confidence: 101 Answers To Overcome Daily Challenges And Become A Successful Digital Nomad. Follow Nienke on Instagram, listen to her podcast here, buy her book on Amazon here and go to her website for all things Digital Nomad. Thank you Nienke for coming on the podcast with Kops and Lee! #100footwave #garrettmcnamara #digitalnomad #remoteworker #remoteworking #webinar #spain #europe #brazil #tucan #australia #asia #80lbsofhats #cheeseits Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:01:15:17

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The Idiots Strike Back

4/25/2023
Episode 74 - The Idiots Strike Back - is live with idiots Kops and Lee. Annnnnnddddddddddd we're back! After some busy times, Kops are Lee are back recording podcasts. Welcome to all the new listeners and thank you to everyone asking for more episodes. In this episode, your Idiots cover: - Kops family wedding breakdown and advice - Lee is working out, played goalie, shot clay and was a podcast guest - Passover with their families The Idiots have a bunch of experts lined up and are excited to bring them to their listeners. Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:00:39:40

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The Food Therapist

3/7/2023
Episode 73 - The Food Therapist - is live with expert Danielle Stark, RDN. Kicking off this episode Kops reads a quote, Lee talks about all the positive feedback to the podcast and Lee receives a compliment from a future guest. This episode's expert is registered dietitian Danielle Stark, contact and learn all about Danielle at her website DanielleStarkNutrition.com. Danielle joins Kops and Lee (11:04) and goes over her background, training and why she decided to be a dietitian. Danielle tells the Idiots about her approach with clients, her thoughts on diet culture and explains intuitive eating. Thank you Danielle for coming on this week's episode! Follow Danielle on Instagram and go to her website to learn about Danielle's services and how to contact her. #dietitian #vitamins #nutrition #nutritionist #wellness #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #health #weightloss #fitness #healthy #healthyeating #healthyliving #nutritioncoach #dietitianapproved #registereddietitian #nutritiontips #lifestyle #fit #motivation #guthealth #dieting #dietetics #diabetes #healthyrecipes #healthydiet #eathealthy #cleaneating #healthylife #eatclean #intuitiveeating Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:01:00:40

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The Chocolatier

2/15/2023
Episode 72 - The Chocolatier - is live with expert Miriam Gitelman from Coco Jolie. Before the Idiots get to the expert... - Podcasting 101, make sure to introduce yourselves. - Thank you to all who listened the last episode about HBO's The Last of Us. - Kops thinks they should list their favorite movie scenes. - Lee's reaction to the Eagles losing the Super Bowl, the Halftime show and more. Miriam Gittleman from Coco Jolie joins the podcast (17:09) and tells Kops and Lee all about her background and her journey to becoming a Chocolatier. She also explains the process of how chocolate is made, the evolution of Coco Jolie into a direct to consumer ecommerce sales model and partnering with Patis Bakery. Kops and Lee talk with Miriam about TikTok (Lee's TikTok diet worked - last week he only had 6 hours!) famous pastry chef Amaury Guichon and his amazing skills and videos. Thank you Miriam for coming on Two Idiots and an Expert! Go to the Coco Jolie website to see all of Miriam's prodcuts, place an order or sign up for her emails. #thelastofus #topgun #goonies #thewolfofwallstreet #willywonka #superbowl #flyeaglesfly #rihanna #chrisstapleton #cacao #chocolate #chocolatier #artisanalchocolate #ethicallysourced #fairtrade #schoolofchocolate #valentinesday #purim #gifting Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:01:08:37

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The Idiots of Us

2/8/2023
Episode 71 - The Idiots of Us - is live with Kops and Lee! Your Idiots are solo this week and ready to cover a few things... - Lee's TikTok problem and diet. - Lee switched up his Jeep's Bluetooth setup. - Kops and Lee break down the first 4 episodes of the HBO series The Last of Us and share their overall thoughts on the show so far. #TikTok #bluetooth #HBO #TheLastofUS #nickofferman #murraybartlett #pedropascal #PS5 #naughtydog Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:00:55:12

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Unearthly Paranormal

1/17/2023
Episode 70 - Unearthly Paranormal - is live with experts Jane and Bert! But first, Kops and Lee review their 2022 podcast stats. This episode's experts are Jane and Bert Mesa of Unearthly: History & Paranormal Investigation (website here). They join Kops and Lee from Austin, TX (07:29), and jump right into explaining their backgrounds and early experiences with the paranormal. Together Jane and Bert investigate and record paranormal locations - Jane loves the history and Bert the tech gear. Since 2019 they have taken these recordings and shared them on their website and YouTube page. Bert and Jane talk about what and where they think spirits are, why some people are more 'in tune' than others and communicating with spirits. Bert breaks down this equipment; a Spirit Box, EMF Detectors, SLScamera and The Paranormal Puck 2. Jane and Bert tell Kops and Lee about protecting themselves by creating boundaries during their investigations; Jane had an experience with an 'attachment' in the past. Then Jane and Bert talk about some of the properties they have investigated in the past. Kops and Lee come back (01:07:23) to close this episode out... They talk about their thoughts on the paranormal then Lee reveals that he wore an old shirt from Kops and Lee's screen printing days - LC Screen Printing. The shirt has a graphic design of the Buddy Lee baby using a silk screen press! Thanks so much to Jane and Bert for coming on the podcast! To learn more and watch Jane and Bert's episodes go to their website and YouTube page, and follow them on Instagram & TikTok. #unearthlyparanormal #hauntedatx #paranormal #ghost #haunted #ghosts #paranormalactivity #paranormalinvestigation #ghosthunting #supernatural #spirit #spirits #ghosthunters #paranormalinvestigator #ghoststories #hauntedhouse #haunting #ghosthunter #ghostadventures #scienceismagicexplained #bigfoot #sasquatch #yeti Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:01:24:40

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The Dog Trainer

1/3/2023
Episode 69 - The Dog Trainer - is live with expert Fred Zorn! Happy New Year from your favorite Idiots, Kops & Lee; Kops is ready for change and Lee doesn't do resolutions! This episode's expert is dog trainer Fred Zorn (06:21), Fred has been working with dogs - walking and training - for 20 years. Fred tells the boys about how he got into dog training, his approach when working with dogs, the differences between dog breeds and working with dogs virtually over Zoom. Then Fred gives some pointers to new dog owners, how to get your dog to stop barking when people come to the door and addresses leash pulling issues. Visit Fred's website FredZornDogTraining.com and his Youtube channel. For any questions, or to set up a meeting, email Fred here. Thanks for coming on the podcast Fred! #dogs #dogtraining #obediencetraining #puppies #pitbull #toypoodle #terrier #thedogwhisperer Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:01:27:00

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2022 Wrap Up

12/28/2022
Episode 68 - 2022 Wrap Up - is live with Kops and Lee! Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! On this episode Kops and Lee discuss some things to close out 2022. But first Kops brings up the recent storm affecting the US and an article about the people who have died. Then he connects this to wanting to talk to someone who was homeless and living on the street. Lee is working to find more experts; listeners please reach out with any ideas. Over the last year (08:14) the podcast has 5500 downloads, 14k since Kops and Lee started, and has made a few bucks. Lee talks about the state of TV in 2022 (10:00) and his top 5 shows of 2022 (in no specific order); Andor, White Lotus, The Bear, Severance, Better Call Saul. Some other shows to watch are The Patient, 1899, Old Man, We Own This City, Industry and Reservation Dogs. The plethora of shows will continue into 2023, but after that who knows what will happen with the streamers. Kops wants everyone to remember Lisa's matchmaking project, SoulMates (24:07). Lee listed to a good podcast about catfishing called Sweet Bobby (27:30). To close this episode Lee goes over PornHub's year in review (29:52)! Thank you everyone for your continued support! #Andor #WhiteLotus #TheBear #Severance #BetterCallSaul #ThePatient #1899 #OldMan #WeOwnThisCity #Industry #ReservationDogs #sweetbobby #pornhub Your Most Interesting Story Everyone has at least one fascinating story. We help them tell it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Duration:00:35:59

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Balanced Political Reporting

11/23/2022
Episode 67 - Balanced Political Reporting - is live with expert Isaac Saul! Thank you to everyone for the response to the last episode. Lee's PSA... Get a coloscopy! And remember not to drink anything before a procedure that requires anesthesia. This episode's expert is journalist Isaac Saul from Tangle (06:00). Isaac kicks this off by explaining to Kops and Lee about his background and why he started Tangle. He breaks down the Tangle newsletter format, its readers and his podcast. Then Isaac explains to Kops and Lee political polling (30:00) and the recent midterm elections. Isaac wraps up by talking about other newsletters, his thoughts on the future and what you get with a paid subscription to Tangle. Thank you Isaac for coming on with Kops and Lee. Everyone should follow Tangle on Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for Tangle here! #colonscopy #health #coloncancerawareness #unbiasedjournalism #journalism #news #journalist #media #thevow #nxvm

Duration:00:58:03