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Mark Riley: The Intersection of Politics and Culture

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Veteran broadcaster Mark Riley's podcast digs deeper into your daily news, politics and culture. With 40 years on NY Radio airwaves and global TV outlets, he has interviewed just about everyone... from heads of state to musicians and entertainers. Drawing from this vast knowledge base, Mark Riley adds his unique ability for storytelling and political analysis. Add critical thinking, and Mark Riley transforms complex issues into thought-provoking, easy-to-digest edu-tainment. The Intersection of Politics and Culture with Mark Riley is a stimulating podcast that will change forever the way you look at your world of fast-paced news feeds, tweets and soundbites.

Veteran broadcaster Mark Riley's podcast digs deeper into your daily news, politics and culture. With 40 years on NY Radio airwaves and global TV outlets, he has interviewed just about everyone... from heads of state to musicians and entertainers. Drawing from this vast knowledge base, Mark Riley adds his unique ability for storytelling and political analysis. Add critical thinking, and Mark Riley transforms complex issues into thought-provoking, easy-to-digest edu-tainment. The Intersection of Politics and Culture with Mark Riley is a stimulating podcast that will change forever the way you look at your world of fast-paced news feeds, tweets and soundbites.

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Veteran broadcaster Mark Riley's podcast digs deeper into your daily news, politics and culture. With 40 years on NY Radio airwaves and global TV outlets, he has interviewed just about everyone... from heads of state to musicians and entertainers. Drawing from this vast knowledge base, Mark Riley adds his unique ability for storytelling and political analysis. Add critical thinking, and Mark Riley transforms complex issues into thought-provoking, easy-to-digest edu-tainment. The Intersection of Politics and Culture with Mark Riley is a stimulating podcast that will change forever the way you look at your world of fast-paced news feeds, tweets and soundbites.

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English


Episodes

The Intersection S6 Ep15 Trump and Biden

8/15/2022
Trump, Trump, and more Trump. The fallout from the raid at Mar-a-Lago isn’t over yet. The domestic terrorist that tried to storm an FBI office in Cincinnati was a big contributor to Trump’s Truth Social website. One former cop in Louisville is about to plead guilty to falsifying the warrant that led to the murder of Breonna Taylor. Arctic warming is happening faster than predicted, which means the planet could be in a world of hurt sooner than we think. And the Inflation Reduction Act...

Duration:00:18:06

Mark Riley The Intersection S6 Ep14 China. Taiwan. Pelosi. Sandy Hook. Alex Jones. Kansas. Abortion

8/8/2022
Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan, and the Chinese act like it's a declaration of war. Kansas strikes a big blow for reproductive freedom, Alex Jones gets his, and is embarrassed in court in the process. The Senate votes to offer NATO membership to Sweden and Finland. Guess who wants to end Social Security and Medicare?

Duration:00:18:34

Mark Riley The Intersection S6 Ep 13 Joe Manchin Climate Change. Viktor Orban. Britney Griner

8/1/2022
Quite a bit to unpack in this episode. Joe Manchin agrees to a deal on climate change. Leaked documents show US power companies have spent millions to protect their profits and fight clean energy. Remember this the next time you see some shill in a TV debate arguing against electric cars or renewable energy. African countries are being pushed to take sides in the Ukraine war. Knuckle dragging despot Viktor Orban is set to address the Conservative Political Action Committee conference this...

Duration:00:19:57

The Intersection S6 Ep12 Steve Bannon. The Capitol insurrection. Trump.

7/26/2022
The walls are closing around Donald Trump as his former right-hand man, Steve Bannon, is found guilty of contempt of Congress. The January 6 'before and after' of Missouri Senator Josh Hawley is appalling. Then there’s the issue of missing Secret Service texts from the period around the Capitol insurrection. Don’t want to say I told you so, but Republicans are now going after LGBTQ rights. When will it end?

Duration:00:20:22

Mark Riley The Intersection S6 Ep11 10-year-old raped abortion denied in Ohio

7/18/2022
In this episode we talk about the tragic rape and pregnancy of a 10-year-old in Ohio, refused an abortion. Why did so many right-wing commentators and media refuse to believe her story? We also take an honest look at declining Democratic faith in Joe Biden, especially among the young. The young, btw, are also losing faith in both political parties. Wonder why?

Duration:00:21:48

Mark Riley The Intersection S6Ep10 Voting Expert Aaron Hamlin

7/4/2022
Americans are taking a close look at voting in the wake of Trump’s election denial in 2020. There are already a number of systems in place across the country, and almost an equal number that advocates believe could do a better job at truly expressing the will of the people. Aaron Hamlin is Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Election Science. We recently spoke about the different voting systems being used across the country.

Duration:00:26:01

The Intersection S6 Ep9 Abortion. ProLife. ProChoice. Trump

6/27/2022
A trio of major stories this week, as the Supreme Court destroys Roe v. Wade and ignites a seismic furore across the country. The January 6 Committee uncovers some surprising revelations and the decision to boycott the committee comes back to bite. The Supreme Court also hands gun owners a big victory, while Congress appears close to passing a new gun bill. As the war in Ukraine continues, China and India are increasingly seen by the West as Putin’s enablers.

Duration:00:21:53

The Intersection S6 Ep8 Trump throws Pence under the bus

6/20/2022
Sad to say, Donald Trump and his lying machine sputters on this episode as the January 6 Committee continues its work. Now half of Trump’s appointees and inner circle are trying to act like heroes for telling him he lost the election. Ever wonder who’s backing Trump’s tall tales with their hard cash? We’ll tell you. And he didn’t just throw Mike Pence under a bus, he threw him under an express train!

Duration:00:20:40

Mark Riley The Intersection S6 Ep6 Uvalde Texas. Mass murders in the US will never end. Trump

5/30/2022
Uvalde, Texas. It’s a name most Americans had never heard of until last week. Now it takes its place alongside Columbine, Sandy Hook, and other sites where children have been sacrificed at the altar of the almighty gun. 21 people shot dead by a kid who bought a pair of AR-15 assault rifles legally for his 18 birthday. The mythology surrounding the nation’s gun culture will never change. It's deeply embedded in America’s psyche and makes the right to own firearms a human right that must...

Duration:00:20:20

Mark Riley The Intersection S6 Ep5 Abortion. Breast Milk and Tainted Formula. Inflation

5/23/2022
The Great Replacement Theory...a deep dive is not worth my time, but it's connected to the recent Buffalo massacre and there are growing calls for some of it’s more public adherents to be locked up! America passed a deadly milestone recently, 1 million people dead from coronavirus. Oklahoma tries to out-Texas Texas with what they proudly call the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation. Proudly? Inflation figures continue on an upward trajectory, leading some experts to predict a...

Duration:00:21:22

Mark Riley The Intersection S6 Ep4 - Abortion and Congress. Finland and NATO

5/16/2022
A senior journalist from Al-Jazeera is shot and killed on the West Bank. Her funeral was disrupted, attacked by the Israeli military. The January 6 Committee subpoenas 5 Republican colleagues. Another abortion fail by the Democrats in Congress. Finland is moving closer to NATO, much to the chagrin of guess who. And did the meatpacking industry and the Trump Administration lie about shortages at beginning of pandemic, exposing workers to health risks?

Duration:00:20:13

Mark Riley The Intersection S6 Ep3 ABORTION. Greg Abbott. Brittner Griner jailed in Russia

5/9/2022
ABORTION... from several different angles; from the leaked Supreme Court decision and its potential consequences, to ways around it like the abortion pill. What lawmakers can do to mitigate the decision, if the final decision to kill Roe v. Wade becomes reality. What's it like to be Female, Black, Gay and locked up in Russia...even when you're an American basketball star #Brittney Griner. Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to challenge his responsibility to educate the children of...

Duration:00:19:58

The Intersection S6 Ep2 Economy plummet.Kevin McCarthy and lying Republicans.Postal truck polluters

5/3/2022
The US gross domestic product shrank by 1.4% for the beginning of 2022. Does this spell doom for Democrats in the midterms and for Joe Biden’s economic agenda? We take a look at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who got caught in a lie but with no consequence. Republicans in Ohio have made up a new, bizarre trope about undocumented immigrants voting in elections, and a lawsuit against the Postal Service over those trucks you see in cities and towns across America. Wanna guess their gas...

Duration:00:20:19

The Intersection S6 Ep1 Ukraine.Gay Rights. The Solomon Islands and China

4/26/2022
According to Google, the trending hashtag is not #Ukraine, it's #ElonMusk. The valiant struggle of the war-torn battle zone has to be balanced against the short attention spans of the West. There are already reports that neighboring Poland is experiencing fatigue with the war, and pushback against accepting more refugees. A different war is brewing in the US - The Republican Party vs The LGBTQ community. Going way beyond the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida, Republicans are alleging that...

Duration:00:20:16

The Intersection S5 Ep19 Ketanji Brown Interracial Marriages Ukraine and Amazon Unions

4/11/2022
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson went high when those questioning her nomination went low. From Republicans, I expected that. What I didn’t except… and won’t accept…is venom from her own community spousing nonsense about her marital configuration. NATO countries were ramping up sanctions when the first set have not stopped Putin. Is that really the best we can do? Personal shout out to Mr. Chris Smalls…the underdog who went up again Labor titan Amazon, and got a Union up and running.

Duration:00:19:32

Mark Riley The Intersection S5 Ep18 - Putin Will Smith Chris Rock Trump

4/4/2022
Has the Chris Rock slapdown boosted his ticket sales with the bloodthirsty clamouring to hear his side of the story? Is it OK for our children see bad behavior rewarded by bling awards? War in the Ukraine - the only person who can end it is the person who started it. Has the Oxford Dictionary officially made the word 'Greed' synonymous with 'Trump,' or is that just a cruel April's Fool joke? He's now trying to pimp off of his former White House photographer maybe to offset the lawsuit...

Duration:00:18:27

Mark Riley The Intersection Russia Ukraine Ginny Thomas and Big Tech ethics

3/28/2022
What does victory look like for Putin? Ask the same question for The Ukraine and in either direction your head will be spinning. Is it a question even asked by the so-called sanctions negotiators? Maybe if there were some definitive answers we could strive for conflict resolution? While the World's Ugliest Circus aka Supreme Court nomination hearings carry on, Uncle Thom's wife, Ginni, continues to capture media attention. I can't 'unsee' the vision of how she maintains sadistic control...

Duration:00:20:42

Mark Riley The Intersection S5 Ep16 Russian no-fly zone Ketanji Brown Jackson and Texas voter suppression

3/21/2022
Despite the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian armed forces and its people, the forces of Russia are pushing into Ukraine’s biggest cities, and more than 3m Ukrainians have fled. Also looks like it’s a firm ‘no’ to President Zelensky’s request for a no-fly zone over his country and allowing his pilots to launch MIG fighter from out a US airbase in Germany. Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson is accused of ill-doings for having represented detainees at Guantanamo Bay, while Uncle Tom...

Duration:00:19:51

Mark Riley The Intersection Putin Gas Prices and punishment for using racial slurs S5 Ep15

3/14/2022
Residents of Russia say 'so what' to sanctions, and that Putin is on the right track. How's the gas pump treating you these days? Guess what, just like Covid isn't going away, gas prices aren't going back either to what they used to be. Racial slurs...should they be punishable by law and what if a citizen decides to take matters into their own hands?

Duration:00:18:59

Mark Riley The Intersection S5 Ep 14 Russia vs Ukraine

3/7/2022
This week's podcast is more like a quiz. Question: How does the US fund Putin's war? Answer: Geometry. Picture the financial triangle between China, Russia and the US.The US buys goods from China (yes, you Amazon hounds...that's you). China uses the dollars to buy energy from Russia to build the infrastructure for their total world takeover (scheduled 2049). Russia takes the money (that China got from the US), sells the energy to China and gives sanctions the finger. Triangle...Get it?

Duration:00:20:02