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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

Description:

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

Twitter:

@rantsreason

Language:

English


Episodes

What is a Constitutional Crisis?

6/1/2019
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Karen and Chuck attempt to define “Constitutional crisis.” They fact check a meme. Chuck chats (also know as a rant). Karen talks civility-what it is and what it isn’t.

Duration:00:29:00

Dark Money

4/18/2019
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Chuck and Karen talk PACs and Dark Money. As usual, Chuck tries to steal the last word and Karen sighs again. Several times.

Duration:00:22:25

Lobbying

3/30/2019
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Show notes: Chuck and Karen talk about the history of brib-we mean lobbying . Karen can barely get it together to start the show, and Chuck doesn’t really know what is going on

Duration:00:21:06

Special Investigations Part Two

3/21/2019
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Chuck and Karen finish up their episode on Presidents and special investigations. Chuck makes Karen want to scream. Which is nothing new.

Duration:00:43:26

Special Investigations Part One

2/28/2019
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Chuck plays Karen’s new game and they both go through some of history’s presidential special investigations and laugh at the interesting names within. Because they are basically twelve. And cannot stop giggling over the word heinie.

Duration:00:28:44

A Brief History of U.S. Relations With N.Korea. (Or Don and Kim: A Love Story)

2/23/2019
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Chuck and Karen learn a bit about North Korea and go over the timeline of US/North Korea relations. They also talk about the cult of personality (something Chuck is quite familiar with). Chuck gets the last word in and irritates Karen. A lot.

Duration:00:36:24

Trump's Emergency. Can He Do That? Yep (for now) and Why.

2/17/2019
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Chuck and Karen go into the history of executive action and the nuances between different types of orders, especially emergency declarations. They discuss President Trump's Emergency Declaration.They also decide whether or not the President can be compared to whipped cream. Karen gets fired up, Chuck is astounded (again) to learn Karen was born in the hospital Harry Truman died in.

Duration:00:43:23

Context and Clarity

2/9/2019
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Chuck and Karen get a little serious and talk about the important reason they changed the name of the show. Karen admits she is wrong and Chuck admits he is biased.

Duration:00:11:59

You're Fired! Trump Staff Turnover.

1/31/2019
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Karen gets Chuck excited by telling him the show is going to be about turnovers. When he realizes it is not the flaky pastry but Trump she is talking about, he gets sad.

Duration:00:22:34

State of the Union history

1/23/2019
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Chuck and Karen discuss the evolution of the State of the Union address, the hospital Karen was born in, and of course, Johnson.

Duration:00:24:51

Sorry Folks, the Government is Closed.

1/20/2019
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Karen and Chuck discuss government shutdowns, past, present. Why this one is different and potential consequences.

Duration:00:57:43

Reflections

12/28/2018
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Chuck and Karen reflect on their favorite and least favorite episodes and their podcast journey through the year and make a couple of big announcements.

Duration:01:02:47

Marley's Chains

12/18/2018
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Karen and Chuck discuss Christmas stories, political regret and how guilt can be good. And what matters most.

Duration:00:28:40

Election Fraud Part 3

12/2/2018
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The annoying statistical nightmare that finally ends Karen’s series on election fraud...I mean Chuck and Karen finish their discussion on election tampering. They also talk Putin and PAPER.

Duration:00:33:29

Election Series 2 - Just the Facts

11/22/2018
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Karen and Chuck talk about fraud claims from the left and right. We address gerrymandering, voter ID laws, Crosscheck, voter impersonation and all the thing that happen in Florida.

Duration:00:49:06

Free Bird- A History of Turkey Pardons

11/20/2018
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Chuck and Karen examine the fowl innards of the turkey pardons.

Duration:00:18:05

What Did We Just Do? History of Voting and Voter Fraud (Part 1 of 3)

11/13/2018
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After the dust settles on the mid-terms, Karen and Chuck take a look at how voting has evolved since our founding. Bloodbaths, Mobs and Cults, oh my!

Duration:00:57:16

Midterm Melees

11/1/2018
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Karen and Chuck look at ghosts of midterms past and compare those to the 2018 midterms. Karen once again swoons over a certain Midwestern Senator and Chuck reveals his secret crush on a special Samoan Representative.

Duration:00:59:57

Cracking Conspiracies

10/31/2018
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Karen and Chuck discuss false flags. why Karen is a conspiracy nut and what they can do about it.

Duration:00:44:29

R and R Raw. Just Our Brief Opinion

10/4/2018
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Karen and Chuck discuss the political strategies that they would use if they were the heads of each party.

Duration:00:18:51