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Join Jimmy Davis as he explores the politics of the week from a centrist, pragmatic point of view. He also uses his expertise in local government to provide an insider's perspective of how our government works. New shows every Sunday! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ˜πŸ΄βšΎοΈπŸˆπŸ’ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support

Join Jimmy Davis as he explores the politics of the week from a centrist, pragmatic point of view. He also uses his expertise in local government to provide an insider's perspective of how our government works. New shows every Sunday! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ˜πŸ΄βšΎοΈπŸˆπŸ’ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support

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Join Jimmy Davis as he explores the politics of the week from a centrist, pragmatic point of view. He also uses his expertise in local government to provide an insider's perspective of how our government works. New shows every Sunday! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ˜πŸ΄βšΎοΈπŸˆπŸ’ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support

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Episodes

101: The Kraken

11/22/2020
This week, the kraken was released (I think?). We talk about the explosive and convincing press conference of Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis, as well as one of their experts' affidavit. We also talk about the new Coronavirus vaccines and a recent appellate court decision regarding Harvard University and affirmative action. This week's show is sponsored by Restaurant.com. Visit www.restaurant.com/podcast for 50% off your next purchase! --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:01:11:57

Episode 100 - Reflections and Lawsuits

11/15/2020
On this special episode of The Moderate Podcast, I reflect back on the first 99 episodes of the podcast and how I am still in awe of how I have stuck with this and made it this far. I also offer a slight correction in my analysis of the Maine Senate race and talk about all of the President's lawsuits. This week's episode is brought to you by restaurant.com. Visit www.restaurant.com/podcast to get 50% off your next purchase! --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:59:43

Episode 99 - Post Game Analysis

11/9/2020
Well, although President Trump is challenging the results (shocker), it looks like we have a winner. I talk about the Presidential race, as well as results in some of the California propositions I had talked about previously, the race to control the Senate, and I finish up by talking about where we go from here. This week's episode is brought to by Restaurant.com. Save 50% off your next purchase by going to www.restaurant.com/podcast! --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:01:05:51

Episode 98 - My 2020 Predictions

11/2/2020
Okay listeners...this is it! This is the last episode of The Moderate Podcast before the 2020 Election. I give my final predictions on a dozen Senate races and on a dozen battleground states. Who will win? Will anyone even get to 270? Find out right here! Also, let me know your predictions! This week's episode is brought to you by Restaurant.com. Visit www.restaurant.com/podcast for 50% off your next purchase! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message...

Duration:01:08:14

Episode 97 - Battleground: Arizona

10/25/2020
This week, we talk about a state that finds itself in the national spotlight of Presidential politics for the first time since possibly 2008 (and that was only because the Republican nominee was from the state). Arizona is finding out what it's like to be a swing state. Will it swing the other way, or do what it has consistently done since 1952? We also talk about the absurd and virtually impossible threshold to open amusement parks in California, Republican Senators and their relationships...

Duration:01:03:36

Episode 96 - Battleground: Michigan

10/18/2020
As we continue our Battleground series, we take a look at the race in Michigan. Was Trump's victory a fluke? Will he be able to pull off a victory again? Also, we talk briefly about the dueling town halls, Hunter Biden's e-mails, Amy Coney Barrett's Senate Judiciary Committee, and a follow up on last week and how political tribalism is running rampant in America. I also mentioned the podcast California City. Check it out here. This week's episode is brought to you in part by...

Duration:01:02:37

Episode 95 - Battleground: Ohio

10/11/2020
This week, in our Battleground series, we explore the bellwether state of Ohio. Will Ohio once again go with the nation, or will Ohio finally lose its status of a determining factor in the Presidential election? We also discuss the Vice Presidential debates, where national discourse has lost its way, and we explore California Propositions 16 and 18. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support

Duration:01:01:42

Episode 94 - Battleground: Wisconsin

10/5/2020
In this week's episode, we continue our Battleground series as we explore the surprise victory for Donald Trump in Wisconsin in 2016, and what 2020 is shaping up to look like there. We also explore California Propositions 16 and 19, and touch upon the President's tax returns and COVID diagnosis. This week's episode is brought to you in part by Restaurant.com. Visit www.restaurant.com/podcast to get 50% off your next purchase! --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:56:11

Episode 93 - Battleground: Pennsylvania

9/27/2020
This week, we begin our Battleground series, reviewing the states that will likely decide who will be the next President. Pennsylvania was one of three surprise states in 2016, with Trump becoming the first Republican to win it since 1988. We get into how he did it, and whether he can pull it off again on November 3. We also talk about the Senate committee report that came out this week about Hunter Biden. This week's episode is brought to you in part by Romer Skincare. Visit...

Duration:01:06:09

Episode 92 - The Notorious RBG

9/20/2020
This week, my dad joins us to talk about the late, great Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately known as The Notorious RBG. We also talk about what comes next for the SCOTUS, what some prominent senators are saying now versus 2016, and how this may shape the election. My dad also tells us about his trip to Idaho and some of the difference on how the pandemic looks in California versus Idaho. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message Support this podcast:...

Duration:01:16:47

Episode 91 - The Woodward Tapes

9/13/2020
We get into a bunch of stuff this week, including some of the things said in President Trump's interviews with Bob Woodward. We also talk about the wildfires on the West Coast, remembering 9/11, diplomatic developments in the Middle East, LA County's fun police, and some of the more notable things that happened on Big Brother this week. Check out our new and improved website at www.themoderatepodcast.com. While you're there, visit our blog and sign up for updates. I will include links to...

Duration:01:04:45

Episode 90 - The Gig is Up

9/6/2020
On this Labor Day Weekend, we are talking about the state of the gig economy in California and how Proposition 22 hopes to change that. We also talk about Trump's alleged remarks about troops, Nancy Pelosi's hair, Trump "encouraging" election fraud, Big Brother, and the latest Presidential polling numbers. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support

Duration:01:10:17

Episode 89 - The Card is Set

8/31/2020
This week, we talk about the Presidential matchup now that it is officially set, including each of the candidate's acceptance speeches. We also talk about the officer-involved shooting in Kenosha, WI, the protester clash in Portland, and some data about police shootings by race. We also talk about election security briefings, Big Brother, and I end the show by giving you my prediction on what will happen with the Presidential race. --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:01:16:12

Episode 88 - What is Q?

8/24/2020
No, we are not playing Jeopardy! this week. In this episode, I discuss the surprisingly little-discussed Senate report on Trump campaign discussions with Russia, a controversy with Goodyear, and the hidden issue with Trump's payroll tax holiday. I also get into the whole QAnon thing and where it came from and my own "conspiracy theory" as to who is actually behind it. Finally, I talk about Memphis's reign in week 2 of Big Brother. --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:52:45

Episode 87 - Taking the Heat

8/16/2020
This week, we talk about a ridiculously optimistic electoral vote map, the SHOCKING pick for the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, challenges for voting by mail, and this past week's Big Brother activity. Don't forget to check out our YouTube special! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZRGUe0HAQU --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support

Duration:00:53:22

YouTube Special - By the Numbers COVID Edition

8/16/2020
This episode is to let our listeners know about a new YouTube special that I have posted. Please click the link below to check it out, and please COMMENT on and SHARE this very important video. Thank you! YouTube Special - By the Numbers COVID Edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZRGUe0HAQU --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support

Duration:00:01:53

Episode 86 - Who's the VP?

8/9/2020
My dad joins me to talk about some of the history and ramifications of getting a lack of a majority in the electoral college. We also speculate on who Joe Biden's VP candidate will be (which we thought we would have a decision on by now), and we talk about this week's return of Big Brother! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/support

Duration:01:04:41

Episode 85 - Too Close to Call

8/2/2020
This week, we dive into some early numbers on the 2020 election, but as the 2016 election would remind us, it is way too soon to make any predictions on where this will go, especially given how close the swing states are. And since it is almost a guarantee Trump will dispute the results if he loses, we talk about the closest election in our nation's history...and I'm not talking about Bush v. Gore. Please check out the Swear to God podcast by Sophie DeWitt. Visit...

Duration:00:59:55

Episode 84 - 100 Days to Go

7/26/2020
We are 100 days out from the 2020 General Election, so we talk about politics, including Joe Biden's leading VP hopefuls, how the House is shaping up, and a look at some of the tossup Senate races. We also talk about the Big Brother premiere, baseball's return, the new Seattle NHL team, and actual deaths in 2020 (from all causes) compared to the past 5 years. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/message Support this podcast:...

Duration:01:01:33

Episode 83 - Disingenuous

7/19/2020
This week, we pointed out several examples of leaders being disingenuous...which can only mean we are close to an election! We talk about what people are missing about wanting to send kids back to school, the status of suburbs, and school choice. We also touch upon the passing of civil rights icon John Lewis, how Coronavirus has hampered my travel plans, and Big Brother. Link to Episode 23: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/episodes/Episode-23---Charter-chool-e2qhcs --- Send in a voice...

Duration:01:01:49