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Weekly roundtable discussion of news and politics. "Real debate without the hate!"
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Weekly roundtable discussion of news and politics. "Real debate without the hate!"

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English

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Episodes

Looking Back: An MPU Retrospective

12/3/2018
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This special retrospective episode looks back at the early days of the More Perfect Union podcast from our very first podcast in September 2015 through the end of 2016, with clips that cover the rise of Trump, chaos in the GOP campaign, and the Hillary-Bernie battle for the soul of the Democratic party.

Duration:00:52:15

Border Disorder (Ep. 183)

11/26/2018
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This episode looks at the tragic chaos at the southern border, the comical chaos of the Trump administration, and the looming chaos of the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries.

Duration:00:48:13

Election Reform (Ep. 182)

11/19/2018
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This week's podcast looks at the fallout from the midterms, some possible ways to improve the U.S. election process, Trump's Jim Acosta banning debacle, crazy conspiracies surrounding Michael Avenatti, and rumors about Condi Rice and the Cleveland Browns.

Duration:00:47:53

The Next Big Battle (Ep. 181)

11/12/2018
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This episode looks at the results of the 2018 midterms and what could be coming in their aftermath. Then the hosts muse about a new dating app for Trump supporters and what a dating profile there might sound like.

Duration:00:48:15

Midterm Madness (Episode 180)

11/5/2018
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The MPU hosts make their final predictions about the midterms and what the world will look like post-midterms no matter which party prevails. And here's a link to Feedspot Blog Reader that ranked The More Perfect Union the #20 political podcast in the universe (or at least, The Milky Way). https://blog.feedspot.com/political_podcasts/

Duration:00:51:13

Bring Back The Balance (Ep. 179)

10/29/2018
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In this episode the gang talks about the role of social media in the horrific violence of last week and in our devolving political discourse, Trump's Hillary-esque problem with non-secure cell phones, and the best way for voters to help bring back the balance in our national politics.

Duration:00:46:00

Uncivil War (Ep. 178)

10/22/2018
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This week's podcast looks at the final days of the midterm campaign in the age of incivility, Trump's assault on transgender and non-binary individuals, and how a Medicare Buy-In program could be the pathway to single payer Medicare-For-All without the onerous tax burden. Then the gang muses about Elizabeth Warren's prospects for 2020 and Hillary Clinton's prospects for anonymity.

Duration:00:52:29

Kanye, Taylor, Elvis & Alec (Ep. 177)

10/15/2018
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This episode covers the tightening midterm polls and what they portend for Democrats in November and beyond, Kanye's weird White House visit, Taylor Swift's entry into politics, the Fox News obsession with Maxine Waters and "angry mobs," and the potentially dangerous effect of Alec Baldwin's SNL Trump impression on the electorate. Plus Kevin reveals the secret reason he missed last week's show.

Duration:00:45:16

Brett and the Giant Im-Peach (Ep.176)

10/7/2018
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This week's episode of the MPU podcast looks at the possible fallout of the Kavanaugh appointment to the Supreme Court. We also discuss Trump's foreign policy plan (or lack of one) and finally we talk about the best way to protest that won't offend your conservative friends and family.

Duration:00:48:56

Judging the Judge (Ep. 175)

10/1/2018
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This episode of the MPU podcast looks at the dual testimonies of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Prof. Christine Blasey Ford, where things go from here, and cool Go Fund Me ideas for our political times. Brought to you by Blinkist.com – the app that makes reading easy. Use promo code blinkist.com/union to start your free seven day trial.

Duration:00:56:05

He Said, THEY Said (Ep. 174)

9/24/2018
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This week the gang speaks to Naseem Makiya, CEO of OutVote.com, a new app designed to help people get their friends and contacts out to vote in the midterms. Then the conversation turns to the latest Rod Rosenstein controversy, the new accuser in the Brett Kavanaugh saga, and new suggestions for Ben & Jerry's politically themed flavors.

Duration:00:39:22

Manafort Flips (Ep. 173)

9/17/2018
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This week's episode looks at Paul Manafort's felonious flip, Bret Kavanaugh's high school harassment allegations, Nikki Haley's costly curtains controversy, and GOP mega-donors who are walking away fro the Republican party.

Duration:00:44:01

25th Amendment (Ep. 172)

9/10/2018
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This episode covers how the Anonymous op-ed is being used by the media, how the 25th Amendment #TFA hashtag is used by the White House staff, how Trump campaign aid George Papadopoulos was used by the Russians, how SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh was used by Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, how President Obama is is being used by Democrats and Republicans, and how Serena Williams is being used by the #MeToo movement. And here's the link to Part 2 of Kevin's interview about his years writing for...

Duration:00:40:22

The 60 Day Rule (Ep. 171)

9/4/2018
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This week the gang debates the impact of the Justice Department's 60 day rule on the midterms and the Mueller investigation, the Florida governor's race, Colin Kaepernick's new Nike deal, the fallout from Louis CK's surprise comeback performance, the push to rename the Senate Office Building after John McCain, and which historic senators are also worthy of having a DC building named after them. And here's the link to hear Part 1 of Kevin's interview about writing for "Saturday Night Live":...

Duration:00:53:34

Not-So-Super Delegates (Ep. 170)

8/27/2018
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This episode looks at the legacy of John McCain, the latest legal developments threatening to sink the Trump presidency, and how the DNC has changed its superdelegate rules to help win back the hearts and souls of progressive Democrats.

Duration:00:46:51

Verdicts and Plea Bargains (Ep. 169)

8/22/2018
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This special episode of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the upshot of the Paul Manafort guilty verdicts and the Michael Cohen plea bargain.

Duration:00:33:10

Clown Parade (Ep. 168)

8/19/2018
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This episode looks at the demise of beloved Trump's military parade, Rudy Giuliani's "truth is not truth" gaffe, Trump's security clearance disappearing act, Omarosa's continuing tale of the tapes, the dust-up over whether Russia hacked into Florida's election system, and Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti's lapdance toward 2020.

Duration:00:57:40

The Further Adventures of SPACE FORCE (Ep. 167)

8/13/2018
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This week the guys look at the recent primary results, the innate racism of the 'Unite The Right' marches, the prospects for seeing Robert Mueller subpoena Trump to testify, and the further adventures of Trump's beloved Space Force.

Duration:00:53:43

Another Type of Puppet Show (Ep. 166)

8/5/2018
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This week the gang talks about th ups and downs of the economy, the pluses and minuses of picking a fight with a King and shadowy world of a completly fake conspiracy group (our favorite kind!!).

Duration:00:48:59

Two Americas (Ep. 165)

7/30/2018
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DJ, Greg, Rebekah and Kevin discuss how the Democratic Socialist movement in the age of Trump is impacting the political and cultural divide in America. Then they turn to the Michael Cohen tapes, Ivanka's political ambitions, and the economic "sugar high" caused by the Trump trade wars.

Duration:01:02:01