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It's probably safe to say that politics are a little divisive in our United States. The 24 hour news cycle has drastically altered the way we receive and interpret information, and suddenly we're in a world where Twitter is leading the news. And while some might claim that the truth is relative, it's not hard to realize that people are divided. So what's the secret to getting back in sync; to falling back in step and finding a common ground with each other? Seth Denson might just have the answer. Welcome to Somewhere In The Middle.

It's probably safe to say that politics are a little divisive in our United States. The 24 hour news cycle has drastically altered the way we receive and interpret information, and suddenly we're in a world where Twitter is leading the news. And while some might claim that the truth is relative, it's not hard to realize that people are divided. So what's the secret to getting back in sync; to falling back in step and finding a common ground with each other? Seth Denson might just have the answer. Welcome to Somewhere In The Middle.
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It's probably safe to say that politics are a little divisive in our United States. The 24 hour news cycle has drastically altered the way we receive and interpret information, and suddenly we're in a world where Twitter is leading the news. And while some might claim that the truth is relative, it's not hard to realize that people are divided. So what's the secret to getting back in sync; to falling back in step and finding a common ground with each other? Seth Denson might just have the answer. Welcome to Somewhere In The Middle.

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Episode 18: Somewhere In The Midterms

11/7/2018
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Keen listeners of the show will know that Somewhere In The Middle is normally a program that broadcasts on Mondays. However, last night was the national midterm election and doing a show the day before the big day just didn't seem right. So this week, Episode 18 of Somewhere In The Middle picks up on the day after the midterm election, following the Republican's party's retention of the Senate and the Democratic's Party's victory in the House. Folks on the left may say their side was...

Duration:00:51:19

Episode 17: For Goodness Sake

10/29/2018
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This week on Somewhere In The Middle, Seth returns from hiatus to talk about recent happenings in political news, update on the midterm elections, and share a few words on the tragedies of this past Saturday.

Duration:00:52:11

Episode 16: They-bies?

10/15/2018
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This week, the state of New York passed a law electing for parents of newborns to choose their babies gender as a Male, Female, or an "X." The idea is for the newborn to grow up, and decide for themselves how they believe they should be categorized by gender. Safe to say folks are a little divided on the whole thing. And when folks are divided, there's no better time to find a place for conversation somewhere in the middle.

Duration:00:39:05

Episode 15: #shutupandvote

10/11/2018
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Two weeks ago, Kanye West encouraged audiences at NBC's Saturday Night Live to pursue conservative ideologies. Last week, Taylor Swift broke her political silence and encouraged her fans to vote for democrats. And at the top of it all, in 2016, we elected a television host to be our President. It's safe to say America's got a problem with celebrities. But who should we be listening to? Should we be listening to anybody at all? Is there an answer somewhere in the middle?

Duration:00:49:30

Episode 14: Catching Up

10/1/2018
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This week on Somewhere In The Middle, there's been a lot of news that's been swept under the rug due to the overxposure of public limelight on the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. Texas Senate democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke holds a 55,000 person rally in Texas, Elon Musk is removed from his ivory tower as chairman of Tesla, and the White House orders an FBI investigation into the allegations against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. What does all of this say about America in 2018? The...

Duration:01:05:53

Episode 13: Court of Public Opinion

9/25/2018
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In the age of Facebook, Twitter, and snap judgements, public opinion seems to shift about as fast as the internet moves. And when you're electing somebody to the highest court in the land, fact is, you've gotta get things right, regardless of what the peanut gallery might think. Today on the show, Seth invites Scott Snellings back onto the program along with Andrew and Zach to talk about Brett Kavanaugh's process of nomination to the Supreme Court, and how the allegations (and public opinion...

Duration:00:58:45

Episode 12: Pulling Weeds

9/17/2018
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This week on Somewhere In The Middle, we're talking about an issue that seems to be coming up more and more each election season- medical (and recreational) marijuana. Why is it legal in some places, but not others? Is the federal government turning a blind eye to the whole thing, or is something being done? And most importantly, what's the big deal anyway?

Duration:00:40:21

Episode 11: Just Do It

9/10/2018
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In the wake of a certain shoe company's promotion of a certain athlete, Seth tackles a controversial topic that's been making waves since it's debut on the national gridiron in 2017 - kneeling during the national anthem. Is taking a knee a desecration of our patriotism? Is it an exercise of our very first amendment right? Or is there an answer somewhere in the middle?

Duration:00:42:50

Episode 10: Agape Ministries with Floyd Stanley

8/28/2018
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Today on Somewhere In the Middle, we take a (fairly short) step away from politics to talk about something a few keen-eared listeners from last week's show may remember - Agape International Missions. Believe it or not, Floyd Stanley happened to be in town to send his daughter off to college and we managed to get him in studio to talk to us about his transition from living a comfortable life in the states to giving a comfortable life in Uganda and Cambodia. Rest assured, we get to politics...

Duration:01:05:05

Episode 9: Vote of Confidence

8/21/2018
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America is a democracy; a country founded on a system of government meant to be ruled by the governed. It's an ideal. And over the course of our 241 years, we've been able to keep things pretty civil in our elections of officials meant to represent the will of a larger people. Fact is, voting is important. So whenever we start to see news chyrons talking about Voter ID laws and Election Meddling, what are we supposed to make of it? Tune in to find out.

Duration:00:43:58

Episode 8: The Best Medicine

8/13/2018
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The American Healthcare system is one of the most innovative in the world, but it's increasing prices and premiums have put our country in a bit of a strange place. Are rising healthcare costs a partisan issue? Can we do anything to stop them? And can the answer to the problem be found somewhere in the middle?

Duration:00:35:40

Episode 7: Party Foul

8/6/2018
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Is the Democratic Party too big? It's a challenging question, and both sides seem to have more than a few things to say about it. Democrats in 2018 may be finding themselves serving one too many masters, and their competition may find themselves serving one too few. Is there a balance between demographics? Can party affiliations cross party lines? The answer may be somewhere in the middle.

Duration:00:50:03

Episode 6: Staring Down the Barrel

7/30/2018
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This week on Somewhere In The Middle, the Founding Fathers defended America's ability to defend itself with the inception of our 2nd amendment. So where do 3-D Printed Firearms land in that? And as the new school year picks up, is there anything we can learn from the events of last year?

Duration:00:45:22

Episode 5: Campaign Refinance

7/23/2018
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This week on Somewhere in the Middle, does the current U.S. campaign finance structure ensure that we get the candidate who's the most qualified for their position, or the one who can raise the most money? What impact would congressional term limits have, if any? And is the word "principled" overused in politics?

Duration:00:50:18

Episode 4: Putin on Airs

7/18/2018
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Should we care what the world thinks? Or should we truly be America first? Last week you saw President Trump meet at the NATO alliance, and this week with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Criticism has come in hot and heavy.

Duration:00:42:31

Episode 3: Primary Concerns

7/9/2018
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The primary process is familiar to politically motivated Americans, but is it tearing this country apart? Is there a better way? Is it part of the reason we've seen more and more extreme political candidates winning their party's nomination? Also, do you think public protests are effective? Think about the last several you've seen. Has their message resonated with you? Do you even remember what they were about?

Duration:00:46:05

Episode 2: Supreme Thwart

7/2/2018
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On the second episode of Somewhere in the Middle, Seth sits down with Frisco Personal Injury Attorney Scott Snellings and DFW Insurance Executive (and thought provocateur) Matt Bowers on to the show to talk about the Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's recent retirement announcement and it's implications along party lines along with Maxine Water's recent wade into the civility argument in regards to her comments about Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sander's ousting from a Virginia...

Duration:00:42:27

Episode 1: Border (In)security

6/26/2018
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On his inaugural episode, Seth breaks in the studio by introducing his longtime friend Brandon and producer Zach onto the show to dig into Seth's background growing up conservative and moving to a liberal city, his transition into the healthcare business, and why he thinks a podcast is a good place to start a dialogue about the current political climate in America. The guy's take a swing at at First Lady Melania Trump's controversial jacket that she wore to her boarding of a flight to the...

Duration:00:33:39