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The Get More Smarter Podcast is a weekly, lighthearted overview of Colorado politics. The podcast is hosted by seasoned Colorado politicos Jason Bane of ColoradoPols.com and Ian Silverii of ProgressNow Colorado. Are you ready to Get More Smarter?

The Get More Smarter Podcast is a weekly, lighthearted overview of Colorado politics. The podcast is hosted by seasoned Colorado politicos Jason Bane of ColoradoPols.com and Ian Silverii of ProgressNow Colorado. Are you ready to Get More Smarter?

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The Get More Smarter Podcast is a weekly, lighthearted overview of Colorado politics. The podcast is hosted by seasoned Colorado politicos Jason Bane of ColoradoPols.com and Ian Silverii of ProgressNow Colorado. Are you ready to Get More Smarter?

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Episodes

Boebert Conquers the "Spirit Realm"

4/14/2021
The Colorado legislature takes another run at a Colorado healthcare option to lower costs and increase quality, John Boehner is still crying, smoking cigarettes, and throwing other Republicans under the bus, and the new Colorado GOP chair is just as bad as the last one (if not somehow worse). It’s infrastructure week, for real this time, an again, we might get that train we’ve been talking about for a long, long time. The lying liars are just lying and it’s exhausting trying to keep up, and...

Duration:00:50:54

All-Stars and A-Holes

4/9/2021
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, that guy we talked about last week got shelled, Colorado is a bunch of ALL STARS because of our awesome non-racist voting systems, and Major League Baseball took notice. We have many more reasons to do another edition of Legislating with Crayons, there is yet another recall scam going after one of the most popular governors in the country, and yes, Lauren Boebert said and did more horrible things since we last spoke. Also, we all got our...

Duration:00:53:11

The Election Truther Chairing the Redistricting Committee

4/1/2021
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, The Colorado Republican Party elects arguably their least electorally successful member to be their chair, there is a conspiracy theorist chairing the congressional redistricting commission, we discuss whether he believes maps exist, it’s actually infrastructure week for the first time in at least 5 years, we legislate with crayons once again, and we explain to Lauren Boebert who the anti-fascists in 1930’s Germany were fighting. Links 4 of the 5...

Duration:00:58:10

BONUS: Senator John Hickenlooper Gets More Smarter

3/22/2021
Senator John Hickenlooper updates us on life in the US Senate, the COVID relief bill, his thoughts on the filibuster, and whether he'll take Jason to Area 51 as part of his new role as Chair of the Space and Science Subcommittee. *Note: Our interview with Senator Hickenlooper ended before news of the shooting at the Boulder King Soopers appeared on social media, which is why we don't mention it in the interview. On Monday evening, Senator Hickenlooper tweeted : "They were just grocery...

Duration:00:18:18

Legislating With Crayons

3/19/2021
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, Republicans keep trying to make it harder to vote while admitting it is because they’re worried they’ll keep losing if everyone can vote, Democrats are good now, and your bank account probably is too, we visit the State Capitol for another edition of Legislating with Crayons, AND because she won’t stop saying and doing awful things, we have another issue of the Boebert Report. ----- Hosts: Jason Bane | Ian Silverii Producer: Ethan Black Music:...

Duration:00:47:24

Using a Giant Carrot as a Stick

3/9/2021
We’re a year into the pandemic! Democrats in Congress passed a $1.9 trillion dollar aid package that never, ever would have happened without Georgia, Arizona, and Colorado doing our jobs. We get to revisit one of our favorite segments about our second least-favorite congressperson from Colorado. Trump sucks. Things get real at the state legislature. Finally, we round it all out with our very favorite segment about our seventh favorite congressperson from Colorado. ----- Hosts: Jason Bane |...

Duration:00:57:14

Saying No to Boebert's No to Our Noes

3/5/2021
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, the CPAC conference was a lot of things, but “conservative” wasn’t one of them. Despite absolutely no evidence of election fraud, Colorado Republicans are bringing a bunch of bills to make it harder to vote. The Colorado legislature is back in session after a COVID break. Finally, Lauren Boebert continues to embarrass Colorado on many different national stages. Articles Lauren Boebert: Alt-Facts Word Salad At CPACColorado GOP Won’t Be Out-Crazied...

Duration:00:48:20

Impeachment 2: Trumplectric Trumpaloo

2/9/2021
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, Impeachment 2 Trumplectric Trumpaloo, we keep apologizing to the rest of the country for Lauren Boebert’s very existence, and the first serious contender to take her out announces. Since we seem to have avoided an *actual* civil war, the GOP is entering into one of their very own. We go back to 2009 and discuss whether or not Democrats have learned any lessons about governing on the federal level, we preview the 2021 legislative session, and yes, it...

Duration:00:53:21

Weld County, Wyoming (ft. Speaker Alec Garnett)

2/2/2021
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, it may be 2021 but it sure FEELS like 2020??? The Boebert Report turned out to be a pretty prescient segment, Michael Bennet introduces a big big bill in the US Senate, but why? We’re still saying "WHAT THE BUCK?!" as a large portion of his congressional district wants to leave Colorado and join Wyoming, despite the lies and the spin, the economy is still suffering (but not for the reasons right wingers are telling us) and we interview Speaker of...

Duration:01:10:21

We Tried To Warn You About Boebert

1/19/2021
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, welcome to 2021! Things aren’t any better! The legislature is not convening this week due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. We bring to you our latest edition of the Boebert Report entitled “We Tried To Warn You.” We continue to ask ourselves a recurring question, What The Buck?! as the Colorado Republican Party Chairman continues his descent into madness and we talk accountability, consequences, and silver linings from the nearly successful...

Duration:00:48:44

Exclusive: Rep. Jason Crow on the Capitol Mob

1/12/2021
In this exclusive interview, Congressman Jason Crow recounts his experience on January 6, 2021 when a violent mob stormed the US Capitol to try and overturn the 2020 presidential election. We also discuss impeachment, Lauren Boebert, and his decisive leadership in a moment of crisis.

Duration:00:15:37

Speaker KC Becker Gets More Smarter

12/8/2020
2020 is finally almost over (thank G-d) and maybe the 2020 election will come to an end sometime too. The 2022 election cycle has already started, there’s yet another scam to try to recall Governor Polis, again, for the third time? Finally, we interview outgoing Speaker of the House KC Becker, after her final-final legislative session, most likely. Hosts: Jason Bane | Ian Silverii Producer: Ethan Black Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a...

Duration:00:58:16

It's Finally Over!!! We Won!!! (ft. Sulita Sualau & Ron Ruggiero of SEIU Local 105)

11/23/2020
We break down the results of the 2020 Blue Wave Election in Colorado and try and figure out what the hell happened in states not named Colorado. We’re joined by Sulita Sualau & Ron Ruggiero of SEIU to talk field work in a pandemic, Labor’s past, present and future in Colorado, and what a Biden Presidency plus a progressive trifecta in the Colorado Legislature means for workers in 2021 and beyond.

Duration:01:06:46

Professor Seth Masket Gets More Smarter

11/11/2020
We talk with Professor Seth Masket, director of the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver, and author of the new book Learning from Loss: The Democrats, 2016-2020. We talk about what the hell just happened and how Democrats' 2016 loss influences the post-2020 narratives. (Recorded Friday, November 6th) Follow Professor Masket on Twitter: https://twitter.com/smotus Buy Learning from Loss: The Democrats, 2016-2020 on Amazon:...

Duration:00:49:38

Rep. Diana DeGette Gets More Smarter

10/29/2020
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, the 2020 BLUE WAVE is here, especially in Colorado, we find Cory at the bottom of the polls (still), Lauren Boebert continues to do everything she can to make CD3 a race that she loses, and "The Dean of the Colorado Delegation," Congresswoman Diana DeGette, joins us for an interview. We talk COVID-19 vaccine, abortion rights, Lauren Boebert, and get her thoughts on the craziest election of her tenure in office. Big show! RSVP to our Election Night...

Duration:01:07:19

You Eat An Elephant One Bite At A Time (ft. Laura Packard and Mayor Michael Hancock)

10/19/2020
Two interviews this week! First, we talk to Laura Packard — health care activist, stage-four cancer survivor, and bane of Republicans who want to destroy the Affordable Cara Act. Next, we talk with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock joins to talk about the lengthy ballot for Denver voters, homelessness, Black Lives Matter protests, right-wing disinformation campaigns, and more. Follow Laura on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lpackard Follow Mayor Hancock on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MayorHancock

Duration:00:50:29

Get More Weiser (ft. Attorney General Phil Weiser)

9/30/2020
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, could 2020’s blue wave in Colorado make 2018 look like a tiny ripple in the pond? We find our second favorite US Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, deep in Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump’s pockets, we find Trump taking a page from Gardner’s playbook of fake healthcare plans, and we continue to find reasons to revisit our segment What the Buck??. We interview Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, and we say goodbye to his old boss, Justice Ruth...

Duration:01:13:00

Is All Politics Local? (ft. Senate President Leroy Garcia)

9/20/2020
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, a new poll shows what lots of other polls are showing, that Trump and Gardner are losing by double digits and progressives and their policy positions are popular! Donald Trump knowingly lied about the coronavirus, has blood on his hands (including that of 2,000 Coloradans), and Cory Gardner still hasn’t said jack about it. We find Cory auditioning for his next career as a luxury car washer, we revisit some more old political slogans to see if...

Duration:01:10:13

Trump Hates the Troops (ft. Kyra Storojev)

9/11/2020
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, it’s Ethan’s birthday! Donald Trump is the most anti-military president in history and our second favorite US Senator from Colorado won’t say it. Colorado Republicans don’t send me a thank-you note for the graffiti at the capitol being cleaned up. Congress is working hard while the US Senate is hardly working, We we bring you the latest edition of the Boebert Report, and Kyra Storojev, Democratic candidate for HD-44 joins us. Kyra Storojev (House...

Duration:01:01:29

Diane Mitsch Bush and Alexis King Get More Smarter

9/4/2020
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast we revisit the Trump Brand Trumpvention, Ken Buck’s fashion choices are just as questionable as the rest of the decision he seems to make on a daily basis, Dudley Brown remains the worst grifter on earth, we find Cory Gardner at the bottom of the barrel, once again, and we have two amazing guests, Alexis King, candidate for District Attorney in Jeffco and Gilpin and Diane Mitsch Bush, the next Congresswoman from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional...

Duration:01:33:52