This week we sit down with Marshall McEwan, an accountant/economist, for a discussion about some of the hot button political and economic issues of the day. We cover the debate about whether Democratic socialists are actually socialists, whether a purely libertarian economic system is actually sustainable and the free market solutions to stagnating wages.
This week we sit down with David Streever, editor in chief of RVA Magazine, to talk about Jordan Peterson. We talk about some of the inconsistencies in his teachings, the odd fan base he seems to attract and Scott Adams.
This week, we sit down with Colin the call-in. Colin was our first call-in back in the youtube days and we've been trying to have him back on ever since. We talk about Corey Stewart (before we you start writing letters, I know we always talk about Corey Stewart. We would have stopped talking about him if he hadn't won the damn primary. Blame the idiots who voted for him), how Republicans are trying to cut their losses in Virginia and memes. Follow Colin @VAPoliticalMeme and follow the show...
This week we sit down with local journalist and host of Open Source RVA, Don Harrison. We cover his infamous interview with "alleged" sex criminal and mayoral candidate Joe Morrissey, purity tests in the Democratic party and the recent Red Hen debacle.
This week we sit down with Jenn Michelle Pedini, director of RVA Norml, to talk about the path to legalization. We talk about the biggest obstructors, Marijuana's medical benefits and the money Virginia loses by continuing to criminalize medical and recreational use. Check RVA Norml out a thttp://www.vanorml.org/ and https://twitter.com/RVANORML. They take donations!
This week, we cover the Kelly Marie Tran debacle and talk about the weird ways gamer culture, nazis and basement dwellers come together. Stick around till the end for our hypocritical take down of George Lucas. Articles cited: https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/2/16840170/swatting-death-call-duty-toxic-fandom https://steamed.kotaku.com/the-social-justice-controversy-surrounding-baldurs-gate-1769176581
This week we sit down with the Campaigns Director for NARAL Pro Choice Virgina, Ana Owens and the Comms Director, Eileen Lynch. We talk about repro rights in the Trump era, a George Carlin clip from 1994 and Republicans gaslighting the shit out of America. Donate to NARAL here: https://naralva.org/
This week we sit down with Chelsea Higgs-Wise, a social worker and writer for RVA Magazine. We cover the recent traitors (Kanye West, Candace Owens, Walt Heyer) and also cover the history of women and minorities seeking to halt the progress of their own kind. We also get the backstory on some of the articles Chelsea's written for RVA Magazine (https://rvamag.com/author/chelsea_higgs_wise). Stick around to the end to see if we can come to a consensus on reparations for slavery.
This week we sit down with Jordan to talk about what it's like growing up with conservative parents and also whatever movies come up tangentially. Jordan also has his own podcast. Check him out at the https://thejortneypodcast.com/
A TWO FOR ONE SPECIAL! This week we sat down with Phil Van Cleave of the Virginia Citizens Defense League to talk about real solutions for gun violence. This one gets interesting so make sure you stick around for part 2 next week.
I highly recommend you give this a listen if you're in the service industry. We talked with Ian Heinz about what your rights are as a worker in the United States and how not to get screwed. We also discuss some of the shady tactics companies use to try and discourage you from organizing. Don't forget to follow the show on twitter @AndTalkAboutit
This week we get in the weeds with the ladies of RVA Dirt (Francesca, Melissa and Jessee). Topics include the drama with Paul Goldman, how to fix the city's public schools and reminiscing about the mayors that could have been (Shout out to Bobby Junes!).
Today we talk with Don Mears , host of"Scotch and Reason", about his show and how to have a good political discourse. From now on, I'm going to put an approximate BAC level so you know how rowdy things get by the end.
This week we talk with Matt Daniel, founder and editor of the Peedmont, about comedy and the people who actually believe the crazy shit he writes on a website with a giant sign that says "SATIRE" at the top.