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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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English

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Episodes

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

The Slate of Hate (ft. Justine Sandoval)

8/28/2020
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast it’s a very special back to school episode! We recap the Democratic National Convention that I totally watched all of, promise. We preview the Trump-brand Republican National Convention which I will watch even more of, scout’s honor, really, we bid farewell to our favorite maritally confusing counselor to the president, we zoom in on the worst vice president since Aaron Burr, we find our second favorite US Senator from Colorado trying to horse...

Duration:01:13:52

Cardboard Cory - The Documentary: The Podcast (ft. Nick Rosen and Erik Maulbetsch)

8/20/2020
We interview filmmaker Nick Rosen about his new Cardboard Cory documentary and check in with journalist Erik Maulbetsch of The Colorado Times Recorder about a QAnon rally in Denver. Also, we talk Kamala Harris as the VP pick, find Cory writing empty bills and advertising everywhere but in Colorado, get an update on the GOP's war against the post office, check Lauren Boebert's arrest records, and so much more. Cardboard Cory - The Documentary:...

Duration:01:24:20

Santa Cory and the Do Nothing GOP

8/12/2020
Americans are still struggling from the effects of the Pandemic which broke 5 million cases in the US alone over the weekend and claimed the lives of 162,000 Americans to say nothing of the economic effects made much worse by Senate Republican inaction, Trump signs executive orders that are probably illegal and definitely inadequate, and hey, no one is listening to Donald Trump anyway, our 2nd favorite US Senators tells Coloradans to Take a Hike! self-proclaimed pro-police demonstrators...

Duration:01:00:44

Future Taiwanese Lobbyist Cory Gardner

8/5/2020
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast Senate Republicans keep shouting O’Doyle Rules as their car flies off the coronavirus cliff, We find our second favorite US Senator boning up on his mandarin in preparation for his next job, QAnon makes it to the White House, we weigh the relative merits of a little spray-paint against all of the horrible things visited upon this nation since 2016, and we interview yet another Jason Bane marking the first time the podcast has gone...

Duration:00:55:29

Q-Donkulous

7/31/2020
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast it’s less than 100 days til the biggest election ever ever ever, Senate Republicans want everyone to become homeless and then sweep them off the streets, we find Cory Gardner not in Washington doing his job, but at a ridiculous photo op with handbag designer and black bean enthusiast, Ivanka Trump, 9News fires an antifascist (and it’s not Ian this time), Aurora Mayor and vanquished former congressman Mike Coffman reminds us why we worked so hard to...

Duration:00:56:06

The Boebert Report (ft. David Ortiz)

7/23/2020
Pandemic-Presidential-Pardoning-Pence-Pandering-Vice President-Picking-Palooza! Another edition of the Boebert Report, we can’t seem to find our second favorite US Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner AND we interview David Ortiz, Democratic Candidate for State House in Littleton and Centennial who is running against a dude with an impossible to not snicker at name. Hosts: Jason Bane | Ian Silverii Producer: Ethan Black Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts...

Duration:01:21:50

Post-Primary-Processing-Pallooza!

7/14/2020
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast it’s Post-Primary-Processing-Pallooza! A local gun group pulls the trigger and a tiny little flag that says BANG pops out of the barrel, Cory Gardner wears a mask, Lauren Boebert wears a gun, we tempt the fates by attempting to be light hearted about the coronavirus, even Trump’s fake poll shows him losing by 10 points, and we may get a look at his tax returns after all! Links Why Hickenlooper Beat Romanoff Primary Results Portend GOP Wipeout in...

Duration:01:10:21

Primary-Prognostication-Palooza!

6/28/2020
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast it’s Primary-Prognostication-Palooza! The President takes a pounding in the polls, a potential politician pretends to be a professional, and more pretentious pablum from some political putzes. VIDEO: Shelly Landon from Oklahoma Hosts: Jason Bane | Ian Silverii Producer: Ethan Black Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a review if you Got More Smarter. Send all angry and non-angry rants to...

Duration:01:07:38

CO Legislature Review (ft. Rep. Chris Kennedy)

6/18/2020
Donald Trump’s collapsing poll numbers, Andrew Romanoff and John Hickenlooper square off in three debates for the chance to take on our second favorite senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, who put out the worst ad we’ve seen all cycle so far, possibly in our lives, and we interview Colorado House Assistant Majority Leader, our friend and yours, State Representative Chris Kennedy about the most confusing legislative session in recent memory. Hosts: Jason Bane | Ian Silverii Producer: Ethan...

Duration:01:09:32

Everything You Wish You Knew About Polling (ft. Andrew Baumann)

6/11/2020
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast we are still getting emails from corporations and nonprofits engaging in performative email allyship. Turd Ferguson makes his debut at the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, an initially controversial police accountability and reform bill get surprising bipartisan support in the Colorado Senate, and despite all that, the walls are clearly caving in on Colorado Republicans. Plus, our interview with Andrew Baumann, Senior Vice President of...

Duration:00:57:41

Protests and Police Violence (ft. Jason Bane of Richmond, VA)

6/7/2020
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast...Coronavirus is not our first topic today as protests about police violence take over headlines...Colorado Republican lawmakers do the worst thing they could have done...we find our second favorite U.S. Senator, Cory Gardner, in a really bad place...and we talk to another person named Jason Bane. * Producer's note: This episode was recorded on Monday, June 1st. Because current events move so quickly, our discussion on the Black Lives Matter...

Duration:00:58:54

Abortion Bans = Bad (ft. Jaki Lawrence of Cobalt)

5/27/2020
Does the right to contract a deadly virus stop at the tip of your windpipe? The Colorado legislature goes back to session in an alternative universe that barely resembles where they were in March when they shut it down, our second favorite US Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner becomes the first candidate for senate do decline the 9News debate in 22 years because he’s a coward, the great tax cut wars of 2020 begin and one side is a bunch of lying liars, and our latest edition of WHAT THE...

Duration:01:11:45

Rep. Daneya Esgar Gets More Smarter

5/18/2020
We discuss the "free-dumb" to get coronavirus (1:04), FEMA diverts another PPE shipment and fights Ian on Twitter (10:12), Gov. Polis visits the White House with our second-favorite senator from Colorado (Cory Gardner) (15:34), What the Buck? gets an update (20:40), and Joint Budget Committee Chairwoman Rep. Daneya Esgar breaks down the budget crisis facing the state legislature because of the coronavirus pandemic (29:50). Follow Get More Smarter on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Hosts:...

Duration:01:06:03

What the B#ck?

5/11/2020
This week, two polls in a row spell doom for our second favorite US Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, everything is totally under control with the coronavirus as cases mount well past a million, Republicans still want to kill Obamacare (even though it’s one of the few things actually helping during this pandemic), the chairman of the Colorado Republican Party commits at least one crime, a white-supremacist-terrorist-anti-virus protestor's plot to throw pipe bombs at FBI agents, and the...

Duration:00:59:27

U.F.Oh, who even cares?

5/3/2020
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast…we talk about UFOs!...also, the latest on coronavirus, Cory Gardner poppin’ bottles, a potential ballot initiative nightmare this November, and an update on a couple of important stories that we’ve discussed before. House Majority Leader Alec Garnett joins us later to talk about how and when the legislature will return to work. -------------------- Hosts: Jason Bane | Ian Silverii Producer: Ethan Black Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Subscribe...

Duration:01:12:01