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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- We Are Being Persecuted! All of the Time!

8/13/2018
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Chuck and Karen rant about perceived persecution and victim mentality. How to identify it. And the problems it causes. While identifying it, Chuck realizes that he is being persecuted by Karen.

Duration:00:22:36

Meme Monday 8-6-2018 Split My Ice Cream Not My Justice

8/6/2018
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Chuck and Karen discuss whether or not the Supreme Court is actually partisan. Chuck pontificates. Karen cites research. No one is surprised. Except Chuck. Who rarely reads the research

Duration:00:28:53

Meme……Sunday? Kavanaugh: Sheep or Wolf? 8-5-2018

8/5/2018
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Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing will be coming up soon and with it will be an political apocalypse of epic proportion. Or will it? Chuck and Karen unpack some the claims surrounding him and get a bit sidetracked along the way.

Duration:00:28:41

Trump, China and The Art of the Deal

7/29/2018
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Karen and Chuck discuss trade negotiations if using the principles outlined in the Art of the Deal. Jumbo makes another appearance.

Duration:01:02:27

Meme……..Tuesday 7/24/2018 Term Limits

7/24/2018
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Chuck and Karen discuss term limits. Chuck and Karen disagree on term limits.

Duration:00:28:20

Say What? Dumb Things Politicians Say.

7/20/2018
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Chuck and Karen get dumber than usual and have a bit of fun reviewing political verbal blunders of the past. Dan Quayle shows up a lot. Uncle Joe does too. And of course-Jumbo makes an appearance.

Duration:00:51:28

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