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What’s Up With Lame Ducks?

12/14/2018
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In the current media landscape everything is printed in red or blue. Rick and Ben sit down each week to find the purple area between the lines. We ask questions, apply logic, and discover what stories were written by the headline heroes. Just like the news, we’re not always right and don’t always agree, but we always look for some sort of common ground. This week on the podcast: choice Enjoy the show? Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your favorite podcast...

Duration:00:48:43

CRISPER Babies – The Secret Recipe

12/7/2018
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In the current media landscape everything is printed in red or blue. Rick and Ben sit down each week to find the purple area between the lines. We ask questions, apply logic, and discover what stories were written by the headline heroes. Just like the news, we’re not always right and don’t always agree, but we always look for some sort of common ground. This week on the podcast: Enjoy the show? Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your favorite podcast...

Duration:00:42:05

Immigration – FGM – Cotton Candy Meth

11/30/2018
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Ocasio-Cortez wants free room and board. Since Ocasio-Cortez will not receive her first check for being in Congress until January she is not asking for room and board until then. How do tax payers survive while transitioning from one job to another? Female Genital Mutilation. A federal judge has ruled that a 1996 law banning FGM is unconstitutional. Why do we allow some religious practices to be covered under constitution, but not others? * Ben mistakenly says that the article does not...

Duration:00:43:17

Liars - NY Debate - Education for Vets

10/28/2018
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Rick and Ben scour last week’s headlines pointing out the Headline Heroes and trying to find the purple area between the lines. Each week they sit down, ask questions, apply logic, and try to take a non-partisan look at some of the topics discussed in the media. If you enjoy this episode, please leave a 5 star rating and subscribe to the show. Follow us @rickandben. 1. Coumo / Molinaro Debate... Where's Larry Sharpe? 2. Woman falsely accuses police chief of rape... The Root says we do...

Duration:01:05:29

Welcome to the Gun Show

10/21/2018
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The safe act has been a big topic with the upcoming elections in New York State. Rick and Ben put together a compilation of their segments on guns. They've covered gun control, gun safety, cutting murder rates, dementia and guns, and of course the New York Safe Act.

Duration:00:40:18

Children shot in Syracuse – New York Party Politics – ICE

10/14/2018
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Rick and Ben scour last week’s headlines pointing out the Headline Heroes and trying to find the purple area between the lines. Each week they sit down, ask questions, apply logic, and try to take a non-partisan look at some of the topics discussed in the media. If you enjoy this episode, please leave a 5 star rating and subscribe to the show. Follow us @rickandben and purplepoliticspodcast.com. Topics: 1. Syracuse, NY has had too many shootings involving children. Police chief Franke...

Duration:00:48:34

Steve Minogue on Larry Sharpe policy: family court - 2nd Amendment - education

10/7/2018
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Rick and Ben sit down with Steve Minogue, the Central New York Regional Campaign Director at Larry Sharpe for New York. We ignore the headlines and headline heroes this to talk policy issues that are affecting the citizens of New York State. Topics: 1. Family Court – How has the New York family courts been failing our families. 2. 2nd Amendment – What happened when the state implemented the Safe Act? How does Larry Sharpe plan to deal with this controversial issue? 3. Voting – What’s...

Duration:01:08:23

50 is the New 0 and Texas Prisons Will Take Your Straws

9/30/2018
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Rick and Ben scour last week’s headlines to try to find the purple area between the lines. Each week they sit down, ask questions, apply logic, and try to take a non-partisan look at some of the topics discussed in the media. If you enjoy this episode, please leave a 5 star rating and subscribe to the show. Topics: 1. It’s election season! David Brill, the Democrat running against GOP incumbent Paul Gosar in Arizona's 4th Congressional District election, was able to recruit six of...

Duration:00:57:25

Libertarians, Larry Sharpe, and the Kavanaugh Fiasco

9/23/2018
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Rick and Ben scour last week’s headlines to try to find the purple area between the lines. Each week they sit down, ask questions, apply logic, and try to take a non-partisan look at some of the topics discussed in the media. If you enjoy this episode, please leave a 5 star rating and subscribe to the show. Topics: 1. Libertarian Platform – We take a look at a few key Libertarian topics including: Personal Liberty, Self-Ownership, Personal Relationships, Abortion, and Environment to name...

Duration:01:01:20

Purposeful Misquote, Pronouns, and Primaries

9/16/2018
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Rick and Ben scour last week’s headlines to try to find the purple area between the lines. Each week they sit down, ask questions, apply logic, and try to take a non-partisan look at some of the topics discussed in the media. If you enjoy this episode please leave a 5 star rating and subscribe to the show. Topics: 1. Kamala Harris (D-Calif) misquotes Kavanaugh, has she discredited herself? Has she added her own name to the pushers of fake news? 2. Trump may face a primary in the next...

Duration:01:05:29

A$$ Clowns and Sexual Misconduct on Campus

9/2/2018
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Rick and Ben scour last week’s headlines to try to find the purple area between the lines. Each week they sit down, ask questions, and try to take a non-partisan look at some of the topics discussed in the media. If you enjoy this episode please leave a 5 star rating and subscribe to the show. Topics: 1. Bernie Sanders would like to pass a bill that would require a 1:1 tax on companies that employ workers receiving benefits. Ben likes the idea, to a point. Rick not so much. From LA...

Duration:00:46:38

Protesting Prisoners and the Poop Patrol

8/26/2018
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Rick and Ben scour last week’s headlines to try to find the purple area between the lines. Each week they sit down, ask questions, and try to take a non-partisan look at some of the topics discussed in the media. Don’t forget to send in your campaign slogans for your chance to win a one of a kind Purple Politics T-Shirt. If you’ve enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 star rating and subscribe to the show. Heads up... EXPLICIT LANGUAGE. This week’s topics: 1. Elizabeth Warren wants to...

Duration:00:53:37

Media, Menacing Masturbators, And Other Morons

8/12/2018
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Take a look back at the week of August 4th through August 11th with Rick and Ben. In a world of partisan media follow along as we take a logical look at the headlines of the week. We’re like the Sunday paper, only more opinionated with 99.9% less advertising! Please subscribe, rate, and review the show. Comment with your below and let’s get a conversation started. Follow @RickandBen and like PPP on FB at politically purple. Read Ben’s rant about last week; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll...

Duration:00:52:04

North Carolina Hates Cheaters / Loves Monopolies

8/5/2018
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Take a look back at the week of July 28th through August 3rd with Rick and Ben. In a world of partisan media follow along as we take a logical look at the headlines of the week. We’re like the Sunday paper, only more opinionated with 99.9% less advertising! Please subscribe, rate, and review the show. Comment with your below and let’s get a conversation started. Follow @RickandBen and like PPP on FB at politically purple. Read Ben’s rant about last week; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll...

Duration:00:46:08

‘Voodoo Rapist’ Can Vote In New York? Mansplain That!

7/29/2018
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Take a look back at the week of July 21st through July 27th with Rick and Ben. In a world of partisan media follow along as we take a logical look at the headlines of the week. We’re like the Sunday paper, only more opinionated with 99.9% less advertising! Please subscribe, rate, and review the show. Comment with your below and let’s get a conversation started. Follow @RickandBen and like PPP on FB at politically purple. Read Ben’s rant about last week; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll...

Duration:00:59:20

One Stone - One Cop Dead and Pres Floppy Hair Strikes Again

7/22/2018
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Take a look back at the week of July 14th through July 20th with Rick and Ben. In a world of partisan media follow along as we take a logical look at the headlines of the week. We're like the Sunday paper, only more opinionated with 99.9% less advertising! Please subscribe, rate, and review the show. Comment with your opinions on our web page and let's get a conversation started. Follow @RickandBen and like PPP on FB at politically purple. This week: 1. MGM sues victims of Stephen...

Duration:00:54:27

Stormy Days For Daniels, Gay Parents, Palin, And Our Immigrant Recruits

7/15/2018
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Take a look back at the week of July 7th through July 13th with Rick and Ben. In a world of partisan media follow along as we take a logical look at the headlines of the week. We're like the Sunday paper, only more opinionated with 99.9% less advertising! Please subscribe, rate, and review the show. Comment with your opinions and lets get a conversation started. Follow @RickandBen and like PPP on FB at politically purple. This week: 1) Immigrant military recruits are being "secretly"...

Duration:00:52:12

Money For Nothing (Except A Ride To The Hospital)

7/8/2018
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Take a look back at the week of June 30th through July 7th with Rick and Ben. In a world of partisan media follow along as we take a logical look at the headlines of the week. We're like the Sunday paper, only more opinionated with 99.9% less advertising! Please subscribe, rate, and review the show. Comment with your opinions and lets get a conversation started. Follow @RickandBen and like PPP on FB at politically purple. This week: 1. Money For Nothing (Except A Ride To The Hospital) -...

Duration:00:56:29

Maxine Waters, Dementia, Dumbass Democrats, and a Beautiful Young Woman on a Plane

7/1/2018
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Take a look back at the week of June 23rd through 29th with Rick and Ben. In a world of bi-partisan media follow along as we take a logical look at the headlines of the week. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show. Comment with your opinions and lets get a conversation started. Follow @RickandBen and like PPP on FB at politically purple. This week: 1. Dementia and the gun control debate. Should people suffering with Alzheimer's disease be allowed to own a gun? This question arises...

Duration:00:54:03

Immigration and Children, F@cking Fonda and a Child, and Adults Acting Like Kids

6/24/2018
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This week the news was full of stories about children. Rick and Ben sit down on the line where Democrats and Republicans should meet and have a non-partisan conversation about what truly matters in each of these stories. Pt. 1) Are we as a nation taking care of the children affected by immigration as we should? Can we? Should we? Pt. 2) Peter F@cking Fonda (yeah we're shocked he has passed away yet too!) has a Twitter temper tantrum and manages to still keep his career. NOTE - He's worse...

Duration:00:55:17