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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

War on Drugs 1- The Battles That Led to the War

4/19/2018
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The battles that led to the war. In the process of discussing the Criminal Justice system, Chuck and Karen decided they must first go back and examine the battles of addiction that led to the “War on Drugs”. Karen appreciates Chuck’s joke and Chuck offends hippies (but not real ones). And if you need someone to pass a drug test for you, Karen is your person!

Duration:00:38:22

Meme Monday - April 16 2018

4/16/2018
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Chuck and Karen dissect a meme about military spending in Syria vs. Flint pipes. Chuck apparently wants to get rid of due process. Karen sincerely hopes they were trolled by a Russian bot.

Duration:00:15:23

Fallout - Episode 11

4/12/2018
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Chuck and Karen examine policy implications of scandal, look at the legality of the Cohen investigation, and Chuck has to explain The Godfather to Karen. Which breaks his heart.

Duration:00:37:46

Meme Monday- April 9, 2018

4/9/2018
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Karen and Chuck dissect memes on education and school themselves a bit. (Karen’s pun). Chuck offends all of Oklahoma. Karen finally admits that she is from Oklahoma and can’t do math. Then yells at Chuck. It’s quite emotional.

Duration:00:15:57

Nothing New Under the Sun - Sex and Politics Ep10

4/5/2018
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Chuck and Karen review political sex scandals through history and discuss what is illegal and what just “yucky behavior” (Karen’s words). We also discover that Karen has the sense of humor of a 12-year-old boy.

Duration:00:33:34

Meme Monday April 2, 2018

4/2/2018
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Karen and Chuck dissect memes from the left and right. Karen has too much coffee and researches for 11 hours without taking a break. We also learn that she has mastered the pronunciation of opiates. YAY!

Duration:00:25:41

The Way We Word- Episode 9

3/29/2018
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Chuck and Karen discuss the power of words and how to pick up on manipulative speech in politics. And Karen finally gets to use a pun in a title.

Duration:02:06:15

Interview With Solomon Kleinsmith- Uniters.org

3/20/2018
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Chuck and Karen talk to Solomon Kleinsmith of Uniters.org about Centrist beliefs and how those beliefs affect the political landscape.

Duration:01:16:16

Meme Monday March 19, 2018

3/19/2018
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Karen and Chuck pick apart misleading memes sent to us by listeners. Karen has technical difficulties AGAIN!

Duration:00:13:22

Guns in America Part 3 - What We Never Say

3/12/2018
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In final episode of Guns in America series, Chuck and Karen tackle the unspoken tragedy of gun access and suicide. If the subject of suicide disturbs you, skip this one. They also discuss veteran issues, impulsivity, traumatic brain injury and prenatal drug exposure.

Duration:00:43:30

Guns in America part 2. The NRA - Episode 6

3/2/2018
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Karen and Chuck discuss the origins, the changes and how to deflate the NRA.

Duration:00:53:10

Guns in America Part 1 - Episode 5

2/20/2018
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Karen, (a conservative with a bad cold) and Chuck (a liberal) discuss the 2nd Amendment. The changes of interpretation throughout the years and how it applies today. We also discuss the AR-15 and military-style weapons while trying to find common ground and sensible solutions to school shootings.

Duration:01:28:29

The Curse of Cable - Episode 4

2/13/2018
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Karen and Chuck discuss how cable “news” and the 24 hour news cycle can hurt political discourse and keep you less informed.

Duration:00:42:38

Porter Parades and Power Play Episode 3

2/10/2018
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Karen and Chuck discuss Trump’s parade, his battles with the CIA, FBI, the press and the courts, and Rob Porter.

Duration:00:16:54

It’s My Party (and I’ll Cry if I want to) Episode 2

2/4/2018
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Karen and Chuck discuss their own parties. Karen confesses her love for Ben Sass!

Duration:01:04:09

The Reason for the Rants Episode 1

2/1/2018
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Chuck and Karen explain how they arrived at their views.

Duration:00:47:48

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