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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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Episodes

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

Pallin' With Putin (Ep. 164)

7/23/2018
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This week the gang is joined by music professor and musical satirist Wes Flinn as they discuss the fallout from the Trump–Putin summit and the latest twists in the Mueller investigation.

Duration:00:59:34

From Russia, With Love (Ep. 163)

7/16/2018
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On this episode, Greg, Rebekah and Kevin discuss the NATO summit, Trump's summit with Putin, the Peter Srtzok hearing, and Sacha Baron Cohen's new TV series that's rumored to tear up Washington.

Duration:00:41:40

Calling Shenanigans (Ep. 162)

7/9/2018
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This week the gang discusses the allegations against GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, whether Scarlett Johansson should be playing a trans character, and Greg calls shenanigans on pretty much everyone in D.C.

Duration:00:55:59

Courting Disaster (Ep. 161)

7/2/2018
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In light of the retirement of Anthony Kennedy and the now open SCOTUS seat, author and voting rights advocate David Daley joins the MPU gang to discuss the tenuous future for Roe v. Wade, the terrifiying future for gerrymandering, the tragic future of U.S. trade policy, and the tantalizing future of soon-to-be congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.

Duration:00:54:57

The Red Hen (Ep. 160)

6/25/2018
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This episode of the MPU podcast covers the Trump immigration fiasco at the souther border and Sarah Huckabee Sanders' dining fiasco at The Red Hen.

Duration:00:47:49

Space Force (Ep. 159)

6/19/2018
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This episode covers the Trump's newly announced "Space Force," the immigration debacle, the ballot initiative to break up California, the sexual abuse allegations surrounding Chris Hardwick, and the rumored "Roseanne" spinoff. Then Greg wraps it all up with a space force serenade!

Duration:00:48:34

Summit Fever (Ep. 158)

6/12/2018
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This MPU episode covers the North Korean nuclear summit, the G7 summit, primary talk, the SCOTUS voter roll purge decision, and how the Trump administration's continued attacks on Obamacare may help the Democrats in the fall elections.

Duration:00:48:34