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A political podcast with discussions between a centrist liberal and moderate republican.

A political podcast with discussions between a centrist liberal and moderate republican.
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United States

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A political podcast with discussions between a centrist liberal and moderate republican.

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@rantsreason

Language:

English


Episodes

Meme Monday 7-16-2018 Fear and How they Use It.

7/16/2018
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Karen and Chuck discuss why the use of fear is so effective in politics. Karen works Johnson into the program, AGAIN! And Chuck has his own tin foil hat conspiracy.

Duration:00:28:10

Immigration part 4. The Lies.

7/12/2018
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Chuck and Karen explore the myths behind the immigration debate. Karen gets passionate. Chuck gets a little scared.

Duration:00:31:33

Meme Monday 7-9-2018 Confirmation Bias

7/9/2018
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Chuck and Karen debunk a couple of old memes in order to go on a bit of a rant. They talk brain and Karen admits she has a problem. Basically everyone is lying and they like it.

Duration:00:13:28

Meme Monday 7-2-2018- Corporate Tax Cuts. Are They Trickling Down?

7/2/2018
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Karen and Chuck discuss wgat we have seen so far from Trump’s corporate tax cuts. Karen does an unauthorized commercial for Target.

Duration:00:20:53

Immigration -3 Quagmires, Quandaries and Quells

6/30/2018
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In the third installment of their immigration series, Chuck and Karen attempt to unravel the mess that is immigration policy and dissect current border actions. Then Karen meekly offers solutions and Chuck solves everything.

Duration:01:02:31

Meme Monday- Immigrants Are Stealing Our Benefits. Maybe.

6/25/2018
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This Meme Monday we analyze the claim that undocumented immigrants weigh down the American welfare system. Chuck and Karen again encounter the dubious nature of internet “facts”.

Duration:00:20:05

Immigration Part 2 - History of Immigration Policy

6/21/2018
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Chuck and Karen delve into the storied and eerily familiar history of immigration policy. Karen makes inappropriate jokes about her favorite former President. Chuck, in his infinite perfection, is properly horrified at Karen’s antics. The two discover that as usual, there is nothing new under the sun

Duration:01:03:55

Meme Monday - Trade Wars and Tariffs.

6/18/2018
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Karen and Chuck discuss trade wars and tariffs.

Duration:00:17:18

Immigration Part 1

6/14/2018
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Chuck and Karen factualize some memes (and make up a new word) and give an overview of immigration in America. Chuck is tragically Irish. Karen laughs at him.

Duration:01:01:07

Know Your Presidents or Maybe Not.

6/7/2018
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Karen decides to replace Doris Kearns Goodwin as the “official” presidential historian. And what she finds out is disturbing. She also knows how to properly pronounce lyssophobia, but refuses to do it. I mostly just listen, as usual. Karen tries again to get us an EXPLICIT warning. You can take the girl out of Florida………………

Duration:01:05:27

Meme Monday 6-4-2018 Electoral College

6/4/2018
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Karen and Chuck deconstruct a meme that state that cities have too much influence over elections. We discuss the Electoral College. Chuck has some really insightful solutions. Karen complains.

Duration:00:20:06

Rise of New Nationalism

5/31/2018
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Chuck and Karen take on nationalism. Karen is annoyed by whipped cream. Chuck tries to be difficult but Karen wins.

Duration:01:02:07

Meme Monday 5-28 Holidays and Flags

5/28/2018
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Karen and Chuck discuss military holidays and how we imporperly use the flag.

Duration:00:27:29

War on Drugs - 5 Corrections

5/24/2018
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War on Drugs and Corrections. Chuck and Karen discuss US drug policy’s effect on Corrections. They also find out they are wrong and aren’t afraid to admit it. Well, Karen isn’t.

Duration:00:37:31

Meme Monday May 21, 2018

5/21/2018
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After yet another school shooting, Chuck and Karen explore a meme regarding causation. Karen cites studies, Chuck talks about the moon landing.

Duration:00:34:18

War On Drugs -4. Drug Courts

5/17/2018
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Chuck “Enlightens” us. Karen is quirky. Join is as we quirkily discuss drug courts. And listen to Karen stumble over recidivism while Chuck nails it!

Duration:00:43:03

Drugs in America 3 - Impact on Law Enforcement

5/11/2018
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Chuck can’t pronounce mutli-syllable words, has a shady past. And Karen gets weepy.

Duration:00:55:25

Meme Monday, May 7, 2018

5/7/2018
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This week we discuss freedom of speech, the far left, and the far right. (We don’t care much for either).

Duration:00:24:38

Ed Rushman (I CA-46) Interview

5/3/2018
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Karen and Chuck, (mostly Karen) interview Independent candidate for Congress, Ed Rushman from California’s 46th district. Find his views here. https://rushman.org/

Duration:00:34:05

Meme Monday- April 30, 2018

4/30/2018
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Suing yourself. Why do lies spread so fast? Coffee can burn you and Karen struggles to remain professional!

Duration:00:23:27