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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, former Executive Director 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, former Executive Director 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, former Executive Director of ProgressNow Colorado. Are you ready to Get More Smarter?

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Episodes

Does This Look Like it Could Be Weird? (feat. Alec Garnett)

5/23/2022
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, the violent white replacement conspiracy theory embraced by many Republican politicians spurred yet another mass shooting in a community of color; we ask why on earth some Colorado Republicans have courted and accepted endorsements from some of the conspiracy’s biggest boosters. Our 7th favorite congressperson from Colorado spent the week blaming Joe Biden for the baby formula shortage and then became one of 9 monsters to vote against helping low...

Duration:01:17:26

Falling on Ridiculously Dull Swords

5/12/2022
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, HAPPY SINE DIE to everyone except for the Colorado House Republicans who, despite having the smallest legislative minority in memory, tried to hold the entire legislature hostage until…well they don’t know either. We’ll talk about the bills that have passed so far this session, and a few that might turn into a pumpkin when the clock strikes midnight (which it did). Joe O’Dea is dancing, yeah; our least favorite coup-plotting...

Duration:00:57:59

The One With the Epic Rant About Abortion Rights (feat. Christy Powell)

5/6/2022
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, the Colorado legislature protected abortion rights RIGHT BEFORE a leaked memo from the Supreme Court shows they’re poised to overturn Roe v. Wade...and Colorado Republicans remain on the wrong side of this issue that they were POSITIVE would not be important this cycle (whoopsie!). Later, Christy Powell returns to chat campaign finance numbers for statewide offices and provide an absolutely epic rant on abortion rights that you don't want to miss...

Duration:01:18:38

Get Off the People's Lawn! (feat. Christy Powell)

4/21/2022
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, Christy Powell Strikes Back! She was such a big hit with our listeners that we wanted to bring her back to talk campaign finance (and Ian is not at all worried that she’s going to permanently replace him because she’s smarter, funnier AND taller). Christy reads us campaign finance reports in a French accent...Colorado Republicans are overdosing on their own kool-aid, and blaming Democrats for that, too...the GOP establishment is trying to engineer a...

Duration:00:55:53

For a Better Circus, Add More Clowns

4/13/2022
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, we’re going to keep things simple. The Colorado Republican Party held its state assembly last weekend, and it was an incredible disaster. There are not enough words to adequately describe this dumpster fire, but we’re going to try with the help of guest host Christy Powell!

Duration:00:55:43

Whose Demon Is It Anyway? (feat. Sen. Julie Gonzales and Scott Wasserman)

4/7/2022
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, results from some of the Republican assemblies last week tell us what we already know, the Colorado GOP is screwed. Also, we preview the state assembly with contests for Governor, US Senate, and Secretary of State. A Republican candidate for Congress claims basic healthcare is human sacrifice to the demon lord Ba’al, and we’re not remotely making this up. We don’t say Gay-nahl as the presumptive runner-up for the GOP nomination for governor gets...

Duration:01:05:27

A Mayor in Her Free Time (feat. Dusti Gurule)

4/4/2022
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, not to be outdone by the US Senate GOP Primary Field, the Republican candidates for the brand-new congressional district 8 say insane things, in public, and it’s all been recorded! We ask how on earth any of these people plan to win a general election in a competitive district. Heidi Ganahl acolyte, former “visiting scholar in conservative thought” for the “Bruce D. Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization” and disgraced insurrectionist...

Duration:00:59:33

The GOP Caucus Conundrum (feat. Rep. Joe Neguse)

3/27/2022
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, incumbency ain’t what it used to be, especially for the Colorado GOP. We discuss how not one but *both* state GOP caucus leaders got told by their base that they’re just not crazy enough to be a republican state legislator. Meanwhile, the "Big Lie" continues to haunt the red team here in the Centennial State; we take another look into our very cloudy crystal ball and tell you who is going to win so you don’t have to even bother voting; and...

Duration:00:45:19

The Worst Campaigns This Century (feat. Charles Ashby)

3/21/2022
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, we evaluate the worst campaigns we’ve ever seen in Colorado and ask if the current presumptive GOP gubernatorial runner-up’s campaign makes the list, YET ANOTHER State Representative drops a loaded firearm in the state capitol after rushing to committee, we ask why the hell this keeps happening, Colorado House Minority Leader Hugh McKean makes the ballot via petition and then had yet another physical altercation with a member of his own caucus, so...

Duration:01:01:02

The Get More Smarter Podcast: Episode 100!

3/15/2022
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, we made it into triple digits! Meanwhile, gas prices are up, so are profits for Big Oil. Could these things possibly be related? We ask Oak Creek Colorado bar owner, AAA Colorado Spokesperson, and enormous Deadhead Skyler McKinley what’s driving the increase in gas prices, and it ain’t Joe Biden. The Colorado Governor’s race gets sillier as presumptive nominee Heidi Ganahl currently trails one of her primary contenders who believes among other...

Duration:01:19:48

SOS Jena Griswold Gets More Smarter

3/1/2022
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, WAR, what is it good for? Showing truly how deranged the GOP has become as they cheer Putin and attack Biden on the eve of Russia invading a sovereign nation, apparently. Colorado Republicans jump the Crimesharknado like the Fonz but with less class and more shrill opportunism, they also seem to have an issue with their own House and Senate minority leaders as they plot to try and take the legislature in 2022, National Republican Senatorial...

Duration:00:58:41

Holy Crap She's Really Going to Do It

2/21/2022
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, Jason is almost eerily psychic because our 64th favorite County Clerk in Colorado, Tina Peters, is actually running for secretary of state!!! The Crimesharknado narrative takes another hit as the presumptive GOP nominee for governor talks about all the alerts she gets on her Nextdoor app, The now-at-least-four-time-anti-abortion-losers are coming back for a fifth helping of “no thank you” from Colorado voters as another preposterous ballot...

Duration:00:40:00

The Republican Senate Race is Straight Bananas

2/15/2022
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, Republicans are still trying to figure out how to talk about the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6th 2021 that was sparked by Donald Trump and literally carried out by thousands of his supporters wearing his name all over their clothes; Colorado’s Most Famous Political Criminal Kicks gets a new contender from our 64th favorite Colorado County Clerk, Tina Peters; our soon to be 8th favorite congressperson from Colorado once again...

Duration:00:57:21

2022 Legislative Preview (ft. Speaker Alec Garnett)

2/1/2022
Jinx! This week we talk the 2022 Colorado legislative session with Speaker Alec Garnett. Subjects include (but are not limited to): ----- 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 angryrants@getmoresmarter.com.

Duration:00:38:04

Quick-Hits to End a Long Year

12/22/2021
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, an all-quick-hits episode! For our last show of 2021 we’re trying something new, a wide range of topics having missed our very, very obvious opportunity to make the 2022 predictions episode our last one of the year. Also we want to give a special shoutout to that conservative tracker who drew the short straw and has to listen to this and transcribe it every week, we feel you buddy. So let’s get into it! Topics include Watch The Daily Show with...

Duration:00:40:13

2022 Colorado Election Preview

12/13/2021
This week, we predict the future so you don’t have to! And yes, we knew you were going to say that. Lauren Boebert is a bigot and the Colorado Republican Party are a bunch of little cowards, but what else is new? Hosts: Jason Bane | Ian Silverii Producer: Ethan Black Intern: Taleen Sample Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Special thanks to Heather Hukari for editing assistance this week. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a review if you Got More Smarter. Send all angry...

Duration:00:57:59

Boebert, Somehow, Found a New Low (ft. Sara Loflin)

12/6/2021
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, the worst statewide campaign we’ve possibly ever seen in Colorado somehow got worse. The saga of Mesa County Clerk and Recorder, Tina Peters continues to get even weirder, bringing in our seventh favorite congressperson from Colorado who is a racist bigot, and some Colorado Republicans want you to think it’s sexist to point that out. Finally, we interview Sara Loflin, the new Executive Director of ProgressNow Colorado. We ask why she continues to...

Duration:00:53:31

What the Hell Is Going on in Mesa County? (ft. Charles Ashby)

11/22/2021
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, a whole episode dedicated to Mesa County Madness! We welcome Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Reporter Charles Ashby back to the show who gives us the definitive rundown of the continuing scandal surrounding Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and what role Lauren Boebert’s former campaign manager has in it all. There are too many wild stories to link in this episode description, but you can scroll through Charles' recent articles here:...

Duration:00:44:25

Infrastructure Week for Our Weak Infrastructure (ft. Commissioner Chaz Tedesco)

11/15/2021
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, it’s infrastructure week! The Colorado Republican party has already surrendered the Governor’s race in 2022 in Colorado, but who’s going to be able to run the biggest grift on them in the meantime? A bald white dude with glasses tells Democrats how to win elections, and we're not talking about Ian. Friend of the show Tina Peters violates the first rule of politics by digging to the center of the earth with the world’s most invincible shovel. And we...

Duration:01:05:57

Conspiracy Candidates (ft. Erik Maulbetsch)

11/5/2021
This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, election results, polls, conspiracy theories, Congressional InSAINEity, lots to talk about and not a ton of time to talk about it in AND we interview with Erik Maulbetch, political reporter for the Colorado Times Recorder, about the complete and total red-pilling of the Colorado Republican Party. Colorado Republican Statehouse Candidate Promotes Numerous Conspiracy Theories (Colorado Times Recorder, 10/29/21) Read the latest edition of The Rocky...

Duration:00:55:40