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Hosted by blogger and author Kimberley A. Johnson.'Start Me Up' isn't just any other podcast. I'm willing to call BS when I see it and I don't care if it's coming from a rightwinger or a self-professed bleedingheart liberal. I'm not always politically correct and I'm a huge fan of loose talk and salty language. Sarcasm is guaranteed and political correctness will be at a minimum. This podcast is for anyone who wants to listen to compelling conversations with a variety of guests about current events and controversial topics.

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Hosted by blogger and author Kimberley A. Johnson.'Start Me Up' isn't just any other podcast. I'm willing to call BS when I see it and I don't care if it's coming from a rightwinger or a self-professed bleedingheart liberal. I'm not always politically correct and I'm a huge fan of loose talk and salty language. Sarcasm is guaranteed and political correctness will be at a minimum. This podcast is for anyone who wants to listen to compelling conversations with a variety of guests about current events and controversial topics.

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Episodes
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Start Me Up: Rachel Bitecofer

4/11/2024
Rachel is back and her new book is titled Hit 'Em Where It Hurts: How to Save Democracy by Beating Republicans at Their Own Game. Topics: Rachel talks about why she wrote Hit'Em Where It Hurts and why it's so important voters understand how government and partisan political messaging work; how the Arizona abortion ban will affect the 2024 election; RFK Jr. is dangerous to democracy and he doesn't need much of the vote to tilt the election to Trump, and what everyday voters need to do to make sure democracy is preserved this November. Also: EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ PROJECT 2025--the fascist Republican plan if they win. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:27

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Start Me Up: Actor Craig Bierko

4/4/2024
Craig Bierko has been acting for decades. Some of his most notable films include Cinderella Man & Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. TV: Sex and the City, Murphy Brown; Law & Order; Mad About You. Stage: The Music Man; Guys and Dolls and Company. No politics today! We had so much fun and I laughed. A lot. This show doesn't have the usual "topics." It's just a fun, organic conversation that went all over the place. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:41:32

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Start Me Up: Christopher Bouzy

3/28/2024
Christopher Bouzy is a serial entrepreneur, software engineer, and political maven and he’s the founder and CEO of both Bot Sentinel and Spoutible.com. Topics: First we discuss why the British tabloids (rag mags) are going after Christopher, and then we chat about American politics: Christopher has a bold 2024 prediction; the American press is not left-leaning; Abortion is THE issue for Democrats, Republican donations are going to Trump's legal bills, not GOP candidate and much more! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:07:03

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Start Me Up: D. Earl Stephens

3/21/2024
D. Earl Stephens is the author of "Toxic Tales: A Caustic Collection of Donald J. Trump's Very Important Letters." He's the former managing editor of Stars & Stripes, a Navy vet, and a prolific writer. Topics: Biden and the Democrats are strong and growing stronger by the day. why every vote matters; polls and why they need to be taken with a grain of salt; Pence not endorsing Trump is a big deal; Nikki Haley and Liz Cheney are doing more damage to Trump than any other Republican in government, and much more! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:57:40

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Start Me Up: Veteran/Activist Skyleigh Heinen

3/14/2024
Skyleigh is a disabled U.S. Army Veteran- Working in Activism in every corner needed, continuing the fight for democracy. Topics: Alex Jones advertised that he likes to eat ass; who we can trust in the biased media; Biden is kicking ass and news media needs to catch up; Kimberley shares a conspiracy theory; Dems are in a great position for the next election and much more! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:53:36

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Start Me Up: David Pepper

3/7/2024
David Pepper is the author of Laboratories of Autocracy and Saving Democracy. Topics: What Biden should focus on in tonight's STOU; what Super Tuesday told us about this November; ways you can get involved; Democratic messaging; what if Trump doesn't go on trial before the election; how the media is framing this important race and much more. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:05

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Start Me Up: Writer, Sarah Wood

2/29/2024
I've got a new way of recording and I'm still working it out. The show is good, it's all the extras that will have to wait. Topics: Sarah and I discussed the SCOTUS choice to delay ruling on Trump's possible immunity; we are the ones who will save democracy and we must not allow the chaos to win. We covered a lot. And we remain optimistic despite the threat of a GOP takeover. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:43:39

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Start Me Up: D. Knight

2/15/2024
D. Knight is the host of the Pardon the Insurrection Podcast. Topics: Dems continue to over-perform AND out-perform polls; news media is failing us with their skewed framing of the facts; Republicans are cash-poor in an election year as Dems keep raising more money; DKnight had an interesting take on what might happen if the Jan 6 trial is delayed until 2025, All that and much more. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:53:22

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Start Me Up: Christopher Bouzy

2/8/2024
Topics: Christopher addressed the Spoutible breach; we talked about Spoutible's first Town Hall on February 15th with Texas Rep. Jasmin Crockett (I am hosting); the upcoming SCOTUS rulings; the Senate in 2024; and if Trump is convicted before the election, GOP in bad shape...all that and more! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:58:36

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Start Me Up: Brian J. Karem

2/1/2024
Brian Karem is a White House Columnist and his latest book is titled Free the Press: The Death of American Journalism and How to Revive It. He's a political analyst for CNN and hosts the "Just Ask The Question" podcast. Topics: Brian shares why he's not all that concerned over the red states supporting Texas in their defiance of the SCOTUS ruling regarding razorwire at the border; Trump's power is fading but we all must do our part to secure democracy; ways the Democratic messaging could improve and GOP is in another losing battle with pop icon Tayor Swift and more! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:37:46

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Start Me Up: Cliff Schecter

1/25/2024
Cliff is back! Topics: Why Cliff and I both believe Trump *can't* win (legally); Nikki Haley is having fun baiting him into insanity-- and by doing so, she helps Democrats; Peter Navarro gets 4 months for criminal contempt--a good sign for things to come and much more. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:44:28

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Start Me Up: Stephanie Dominguez Walton

1/8/2024
Steph is back for great fun! First, we caught up, had fun and then we dove right into politics: SCOTUS will decide if Trump can be on the Colorado ballot in Feb; most of cable news is failing us; Nikki Haley might as well go home now; there's reason to be hopeful but we all have to do our part! All that and more. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:01:02

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Start Me Up: Bob Cesca

1/2/2024
Bob Cesca is back! Topics: How we spent our holiday; David Axelrod is on my LAST nerve; Bob shares why he believes a GOP Party split would benefit democracy more than Trump being kicked off state ballots; very soon, corrupt SCOTUS Justices will decide if Trump stays on ballots in Maine and Colorado; why there's reason to be cautiously optimistic about November but don't get happy. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:53:46

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Start Me Up: Jody Hamilton

12/5/2023
Jody Hamilton, Executive Producer of the Stephanie Miller Show, is back for the last interview show of 2023! Topics: A little fun/personal chat and then we get into politics--specifically the threat of Trump and fascism. Jody worries that Liz Cheney may run for POTUS in 2024--which could help Trump. Xwitter is dying and Jody predicts when it will actually die; her mom's awesome new TV show, holiday plans, and more! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:12:11

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Start Me Up: Writer/Director Jay Arnold

11/30/2023
Writer/Director Jay Arnold is back! Check out his latest film: Shoulder Dance. Jay and I talked about his latest film, Shoulder Dance, and the importance of relationships friendships, and closure; Jay shared a most fascinating story about his recent trip to Tuscany and then we did a deep-dive into the social media sites we have to choose from. Will Threads be a success? Time will tell. I love Jay, i hope you have as much listening as I did hosting! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:00:47

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Start Me Up: Writer, Sarah Wood

11/16/2023
Sarah Wood is back! Topics: New YouGov poll says the war in the Middle East is not hurting Biden (at this time); news media is accurately noting the parallels between Trump and Hitler; 3rd party candidates are the biggest threat to a Biden win in 2024, however, Democrats have been winning since the first election of 2017; the holidays are upon us and Sarah and I discussed holiday plans. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:49:58

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Start Me Up: Frederic Poag

11/9/2023
Frederic is a former political organizer who now works in the entertainment industry Topics: The Trump effect on the GOP; GOP is out of money in many states--it's shrinking as The Democratic Party is growing; Election Day 2023 saw a giant blue wave with abortion rights; there's a lot to be optimistic about heading into 2024~ with abortion rights and legal cannabis winning the day. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:02:05

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Start Me Up: Christopher Bouzy

11/2/2023
Christopher Bouzy is a serial entrepreneur, software engineer, and political maven and he’s the founder and CEO of both Bot Sentinel and Spoutible.com. Topics: We had a very NUANCED conversation about the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel. Christopher wanted to discuss and clarify his stance and how the reaction to it affects US elections; why House Speaker Mike Johnson is an urgent threat to democracy; and as we were wrapping up, we got sidetracked talking about all the social media options out there. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:09:23

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Start Me Up: Jillian Hurley

10/26/2023
Jillian Hurley is the Executive Producer of the 2023 film "Americonned." Topics: Her film Americonned--how Corporate America helped to cause the inequality we see today with greed and lies; poor Americans are not lazy--they want to work and support their families and unions are a big part of they way out of poverty; far-right extremist Mike Johnson is the new House Speaker and what that might mean in the long and short run; I talked about why I can't support Joe Walsh anymore...and so much more! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:01:14

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Start Me Up: Democratic Strategist Simon Rosenberg

10/19/2023
I love talking with Simon Rosenberg! He's always got the best advice and perspective! Topics: The importance of voting as early as possible; if 6 swing candidates win in win the Virginia Nov 7, election,. Democrats will hold the Senate and flip the House! Sexy! Simon explains why polls aren't what they used to be--there are many other factors and we, as a country, need to embrace the new; why Dems shouldn't give RFK Jr. and Cornel West our fear--they should earn it and so far, they have not! All that and more! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:41:01