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Dan Gordon and Carlos Foglia take a relatable, engaging, and informative dive into news & politics.

Dan Gordon and Carlos Foglia take a relatable, engaging, and informative dive into news & politics.

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United States

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Dan Gordon and Carlos Foglia take a relatable, engaging, and informative dive into news & politics.

Language:

English


Episodes

#075 Voter Guide: The Propositions in LA and CA (Election Day 11/3/20)

10/14/2020
See our voter guide @schmoliticsshow and @itsdangordon

Duration:00:56:13

#074 What We Talk About When We Talk About Healthcare

11/5/2019
How do we talk about a thing where we really disagree? Host Dan Gordon (@itsdangordon) and guest Adam Epstein (Twitter: @adamepsteinprod / Instagram: @akepstein) dig into their different views on fixing our broken healthcare system. Adam Epstein is the liberal pundit on Trish Regan Primetime on FOX Business Network. Read Adam's essays on politics and culture at www.clydefitcheeport.com. Credits where credits are due: Produced by Dan Gordon (@itsdangordon). Edited by Brett...

Duration:00:37:53

#073 Get Off the Poll-ercoaster

10/30/2019
Weekly roundup of the storylines in the news and why they matter. With Dan Gordon (@itsdangordon) and special guests Amy Wiwuga (@amywiwuga) and Adam Epstein (Twitter: @adamepsteinprod / Instagram: @akepstein). Special Guests Amy Wiwuga is a political strategist based in Los Angeles. Adam Epstein is the liberal pundit on Trish Regan Primetime on FOX Business Network. Read Adam's essays on politics and culture at www.clydefitcheeport.com. Credits where credits are due: Produced by Dan...

Duration:00:37:22

#072 Where are we as Americans?

10/22/2019
Dan Gordon and Adam Epstein explore our country’s contradictions and built-in capacity to go insane. Hopefully, they find a compass for where we’re going and how we get there. They use Adam Epstein’s latest essay as a guide — “Our Sweet Land of the 'Indigenous American Berserk’. Links: https://www.clydefitchreport.com/2019/10/american-berserk-roth-trump/ Special Guest: Adam Epstein (Twitter: @adamepsteinprod, Instagram: @akepstein) is the liberal Pundit on Trish Regan Primetime. Read...

Duration:00:44:39

#071 On the Basis Of Sex(ual Orientation)

10/15/2019
Can someone be fired simply for identifying as LGBTQ? In most states, yes. And there are currently no federal protections for LGBTQ people in the workplace. Some argue existing law should include LGBTQ, others disagree. What are the cases and what’s at stake? Special Guest Adam Epstein (Twitter: @adamepsteinprod, Instagram: @akepstein) is the liberal Pundit on Trish Regan Primetime. Read Adam's essays on politics and culture at www.clydefitcheeport.com. Adam Epstein on Twitter...

Duration:00:42:34

#070 "Blow the Whistle!"

10/8/2019
What did Trump do this time? How does impeachment work? What does it all mean for our 2020 election? ...Does any of it matter?!? — GUESTS: Amy Wiwuga (@amywiwuga) is a political consultant based out of Los Angeles. & Adam Epstein (Twitter: @adamepsteinprod/Instagram: @akepstein) is the liberal Pundit on Trish Regan Primetime. Read Adam's essays on politics and culture at www.clydefitcheeport.com. --- Hosted by Dan Gordon Edited by Brett Epstein --- Support the podcast. Become a...

Duration:00:44:40

#069 Rage, Racism, and Violence: America’s New Old Frontier

8/9/2019
Gilroy. El Paso. Dayton. It’s not even the whole picture. Why are we so angry? Why are we so violent? Is Trump a cause or a symptom in today’s America? --- Special Guest: Adam Epstein, the liberal pundit on Trish Regan Primetime on FOX Business Network. Adam earned his masters degree in American studies from Brown University. Read his essays on politics and culture at www.clydefitcheeport.com. Adam Epstein: Twitter @AdamEpsteinProd / Instagram @akepstein -- Schmolitics is Dan Gordon...

Duration:00:42:32

#068 Bernie 2.0: Fantasy or Victory?

6/19/2019
The electoral appeal of the once-insurgent-now-mainstream Senator Bernie Sanders. Also: what are polls good for and looking back at a different presidential election upset. --- Special Guest: Adam Epstein, Liberal Pundit on Trish Regan Primetime on FOX Business Network. Adam earned his masters degree in American studies from Brown University. Read his essays on politics and culture at www.clydefitcheeport.com. Adam Epstein on Twitter @AdamEpsteinProd and Instagram @akepstein. --- Be a...

Duration:00:44:47

#067 Is charisma more important than policy? with Adam Epstein, Liberal Pundit on Trish Regan Primetime on FOX Business Network

3/25/2019
You are what makes Schmolitics happen. Be a Schmolitician! Join on patreton.com/schmoliticswithdangordon --- Special Guest: Adam Epstein! Adam is a Liberal pundit on Trish Regan Primetime on FOX Business Network. He got his masters degree in American studies from Brown University and has published over 30 essays on politics and culture at www.clydefitcheeport.com. Follow Adam Epstein on Twitter @AdamEpsteinProd and Instagram @akepstein. --- Part 1: How do we reconcile the difficult choice...

Duration:00:50:29

#066 Born of Conviction with Inman Moore, Civil Rights Activist and Methodist Minister

2/22/2019
Special Guest Inman Moore. Inman is a civil rights activist, retired Methodist minister, author, and columnist for the Pasadena Weekly. Inman was born and raised in Mississippi and found himself in the middle of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Inman faced a choice to either remain silent and keep his life as it was or risk his livelihood by speaking up taking action. Also with Paul Cole Padilla. If there’s just one thing I’ve learned in my short time in activism, it’s that to...

Duration:00:27:07

#065 What does the California Democratic Party do? Special Guest Daraka Larimore-Hall, Candidate for CDP Chair and current Vice Chair

2/13/2019
OMG you're reading these show notes!!!! Let's play a game!!!! Ready?! Tweet a photo of your favorite politician (real or imaginary) with the phrase "My Favorite Schmolitician." Tag @schmoliticsshow and @schmolitics. ************ Schmolitics Special Guest Daraka Larimore-Hall @DarakaforCDPChair and @DarakaKenric, candidate for Chair and current Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party. And Dan runs for reelection as an assembly district delegate! What does the California Democratic...

Duration:00:54:28

#064 Women’s Rights with Beth Finn, Co-Founder of the Women’s March on Philadelphia

1/25/2019
It's me, Dan. Hiiiiiiiii I pulled an all-nighter to make this for you. So let me know what you think of the episode. I want to hear what you think. This week’s value: Women's Rights. Have you heard the news? Tamika Mallory, a Women's March, Inc. Co-Chair, took a photo with Louis Farrakahn and captioned it by calling him the GOAT. She and the other co-chairs apologized and explained themselves. They did a media tour. Is it enough? And what does all of this scandalous stuff have to do with...

Duration:00:39:54

#063 Voter Guide to The Props for the California General Election Nov 6th, 2018

11/4/2018
#063 Voter Guide to The Props for the California General Election Nov 6th, 2018

Duration:00:32:03

#062 Voter Guide to The Races for the California General Election Nov 6th, 2018

11/4/2018
#062 Voter Guide to The Races for the California General Election Nov 6th, 2018

Duration:00:41:07

#061 Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Political Intolerance w/Yoga Therapist Jillian Szafranski

10/9/2018
Feels kinda like we're heading for a civil war, doesn't it? Have you heard someone say "Kavanaugh is evil," or "Trump is soulless"? There's a real danger in dehumanizing the other side. How do we hold people we disagree with accountable and create an environment where we can talk and heal? We have a chat with yoga therapist and storyteller Jillian Szafranski (Instagram @yogi.jillian). Oh yeah! If you like what you’re hearing, give us a rating on Apple Podcasts. It helps other people find...

Duration:00:39:31

#060 Did California Democrats NOT Save Net Neutrality??

6/26/2018
Today we’re talking about net neutrality in California Senator Scott Wiener and Senator Kevin de Leon, the authors of Senate bills 822 and 460, respectively. This story is still developing. Why did SB 822 fail to pass a committee with the original language in an 8 to 0 vote? And what does this say about the future of net neutrality, corporate influence, and California Democrats’ ability to save net neutrality. Thank You: Senator Scott Wiener, Senator Kevin de Leon, and their staffs,...

Duration:00:27:14

#059 OUR CALIFORNIA PRIMARY VOTER GUIDE!!!!

5/31/2018
#059 Our California Primary Voter Guide It's here!! The Schmolitics California Primary Voter Guide for June 5, 2018!!!!!! Carlos has been busy making TV shows but he wants to be an informed voter on the primary election day. Dan shares his research and insight. They go through the entire ballot together, who to vote for, and why. -- -- -- You can look up your district here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov And find your polling place here:...

Duration:00:59:57

#058 Trump in LA and The Progressive Every Candidate w/Dotty Nygard

3/16/2018
Dan mixes it up with a South African Trump supporter outside the hotel where Donald Trump is staying, Conor Lamb’s mass appeal, and an interview with Dotty Nygard, the candidate who epitomizes what progressives are all about. Dotty Nygard is a registered nurse, a former city council member for Riverbank, and a is running for US Congress in the hotly contested California’s District 10. Well, she was. Before she was a candidate. Now, she’s an idea. Dotty and Dan talk about the DCCC putting...

Duration:00:30:00

#057 Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin

3/9/2018
Today’s Special Guest: Controller for the City of Los Angeles Ron Galperin! The realities and challenges of public banking, how to get your ideas for the city on the fast track, and why changing out fax machines for computers is a perfect model for how government works...and doesn’t. Links! LA City Controller Ron Galperin Transparency: Where’s Your Money Going?? Send LA Your Audit Ideas! Public Bank LA Ground Game LA Big thank you to LA City Controller Ron Galperin and his wonderful...

Duration:00:25:11

#056 Dan and His Mom at the California Democratic Party State Convention

3/5/2018
This is what it’s like to be in the epicenter of California politics. Today’s episode is from the 2018 California Democratic Party State Convention in San Diego with Dan and his mom. The state convention is where politics and activism converge. Dan Gordon talks with candidates seeking his endorsement about single-payer healthcare, hears from delegates in the endorsement process, and sees firsthand how our democracy works at the party level. Guests: Delaine Eastin Candidate for Governor of...

Duration:00:29:58