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Our panel debates politics and the week’s big stories every Tuesday.

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Ep. 140: #AmnestyDon Does DACA

9/19/2017
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Sponsored by Zip Recruiter Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for September 19, 2017 it’s the #AmnestyDon does DACA edition of the show with your hosts Todd Feinburg, Boston/Hartford axis radio talk show host and Mike Stopa, nanophysicist. This week on the show we discuss amnesty – amnesty for “Dreamers” – those poor kids who, through no fault of their own were dragged to America as children and who have known no other country but America. It would be cruel, wouldn’t it, to...

Duration: 01:11:22


You Gotta Be Blind

9/14/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel Welcome the the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for September 13, 2017, it’s the You Gotta Be Blind edition of the podcast with your hosts Todd Feinburg, Boston/Hartford radio guy and Mike Stopa, a.k.a. Mr. All-Things-Nano. This week we analyze the transmogrification of the Republican Party. Obviously there’s a big food fight going on. How did the once radical, Ayn Randist acolyte and Eddie Munster look-alike (I just threw that in) find himself all of a...

Duration: 01:05:30


Ep. 138: You May Say I’m a Dreamer

9/4/2017
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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for Septembr 5, 2017, it’s the You May Say I’m a Dreamer edition of the podcast with your hosts, Todd Feinburg, radio talk show host and Mike Stopa, nanophysicist. This week we are inclined, nay, veritably forced into the two topics of the week – (1) the end (or not the end) of DACA and (2) the end (no, no not the end!) of Western Civilization as brought to you by Kim Jong Un. Mike makes a prediction that Trump will – as planned – announce the end...

Duration: 00:51:12


Ep. 137: Loving Trump’s Hate

8/29/2017
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Sponsored by Zip Recruiter Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for August 29, 2017, it’s the Loving Trump’s Hate edition of the show, with your hosts Todd Feinburg, radio talk show host; and Mike Stopa, nanophysicist extraordinaire. This week, our special guest is Washington Examiner writer Emily Jashinsky who will tell us about all the slimy things you ever wanted to knowabout the Southern Poverty Law Center, that lovely group of self-absorbed, utterly humorless social...

Duration: 00:52:02


Ep. 136: The Liberal Eclipse

8/21/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel Welcome to the Celestial Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for August 22, 2017 it’s the Liberal Eclipse edition of the show with your hosts Todd Feinburg, radio talk show host, and Mike Stopa, nanophysicist. This week, beneath ominous and foretelling skies we bring you ominous and foretelling tales both ancient and modern of the fates of our times. We will talk about the following Orwellian premise: how can you sort out truth from fiction when all messaging is...

Duration: 01:07:29


Ep. 135: The Double Standard Edition

8/16/2017
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Sponsored by Stamps.com Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for August 15, 2017 it’s the Double Standard edition of the show with your hosts, radio talk show host Todd Feinburg and nanophysicist Mike Stopa. This week our guest is our friend Heather Mac Donald who joins us from the arid environs of Southern Cal and comforts us by confiding that she is no longer piloting an automated vehicle on the suicidal freeways of the south-left coast. Stay safe,...

Duration: 01:08:07


Ep. 134: The Vive la Difference Podcast

8/11/2017
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Sponsored by Zip Recruiter Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for August 11, 2017 it’s the Vive La Difference edition of the podcast with your hosts, nanoscientist Mike Stopa, and, would you believe it? co-host and Smart Girl Extraordinaire Teri Christoph! But then, where’s Todd??? Wish we knew. He is off on a soul-finding three month journey of non-stop silence in the Peruvian jungle, on a diet of roasted banana peels and tropical bird sushi. We expect him back next...

Duration: 01:10:14


Ep. 133: Scaramucci Does the Fandango

8/1/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for August 1, 2017 it’s the Summer’s Almost Ov…. oops, I mean it’s the Scaramucci Does the Fandango edition of the podcast with your hosts Todd Feinburg and Mike Stopa. Our topics today range from absurdity to armageddon, from Springtime for Kelly to Nuclear Winter for Kim. First, the Mooch is out after 11 days. Twitter is in riotous full bloom as a result. Here is just a taste: Retweeted Hippo...

Duration: 01:06:46


Ep. 132: Smart Girl Goes to Harvard

7/24/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for July 25, 2017 it’s the Smart Girl Goes to Harvard edition of the podcast with our special (smart) guest CO-HOST (first time ever!) Teri Christoph of Smart Girl Politics Podcast fame. It’s kind of like a podcast version of a junior high school dance. We’re all a little bit clumsy and awkward, but the (political) hormones are thick in the air! We had a great time. As for Teri maybe she didn’t, like, listen to our show...

Duration: 00:52:20


Ep. 131: The Obvious Topics podcast

7/19/2017
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Sponsored by SimpliSafe Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for July 18, it’s the abbreviated “Obvious Topics” edition of the show with your humble hosts (well, one of them is humble anyway) Todd Feinburg and Mike Stopa. This week things seem to have calmed down just a little. The media has their “smoking gun” of Russian collusion and Nancy Pelosi has her dreams of eternal Obamacare come true. Our only problem is that we brrrxxxxt ssss hav… mmmzzzsss tr—bl with the...

Duration: 00:31:17


Ep. 130: The Long Never Trump edition

7/10/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Podcast for July 11, 2017 it’s the Long Never Trump edition of the podcast with our special guest Rob Long (or as we call him at Ricochet, The Big Cheese)! As the followers of this podcast know, we are (often enthusiastic) supporters of the President and have been since before the Republican primaries began. We recognize the strange aspects of his personality and the absurdity of some of his PR, but we don’t think that...

Duration: 00:54:04


Ep. 129: The Podcast of Record

7/4/2017
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Sponsored by SimpliSafe Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for July 5, 2017 it’s the “Podcast of Record” edition of the podcast with your hosts Mike Stopa and Todd Feinburg. On this celebratory weekend of America’s birthday we bring you two stories from the Grey Lady herself, the New York Times, (who says it’s all fake news???) describing (1) how liberals are segregating America and (2) how they are attempting to invoke sympathy for Central Americans who are forced to...

Duration: 00:51:50


Ep. 128: The Un-Banned Podcast

6/28/2017
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Sponsored by SimpliSafe We celebrate the SCOTUS ruling that, to no sane person’s surprise, the suspension of President Trump’s ban on travel from “six predominantly Muslim countries” was an absurd invasion by judicial activists into the blatantly Executive functions of the government. This is, as you have guessed, the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast, episode 128, with our guest Jessica Vaughan from the Center for Immigration Studies. (Apologies that this episode has some serious...

Duration: 00:57:11


Ep. 127: Redskins and White Vans

6/19/2017
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Sponsored by SimpliSafe Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for June 20, 2017, it’s the Redskins and White Vans edition of the show with your hosts Todd Feinburg and Mike Stopa. Our topics this week include the breaking news of today’s “terrorist attack” (note the scare quotes) in London at the Finsbury Park mosque. A white dude – quickly identified as such – in a white van ran onto the sidewalk and over some not very white Muslims as they were leaving their Ramadan...

Duration: 00:46:08


Ep. 126: The Plot to Scapegoat Trump

6/15/2017
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Sponsored by SimpliSafe Welcome to another special European edition – this is getting to be habit-forming, isn’t it? – of the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast. It’s the “Plot to Scapegoat Trump” edition of the show with our European Co-host (complete with Irish accent) William Campbell. On William’s forthcoming “Challenging Opinions” podcast he interviews writer Daniel Kovalik whose recent book “The Plot to Scapegoat Putin” is gathering notice (and whose title we ignominiously...

Duration: 00:31:29


Ep. 125: Those Damned Old People

6/12/2017
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Sponsored by Casper Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for June 13, 2017 – it’s the Those Damned Old People edition of the show. We set out clearly and distinctly, at the top of the show, to delineate clearly our topics. and then we just talk about James Comey and the failing battle against the deep state. We do, after all, talk about TrumpCare. Question number one in that context is: does the folderol of the Russian collusion theater actually make a difference on the...

Duration: 01:00:30


Ep. 124: The Corbyn-Might Maneuver

6/8/2017
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Welcome to this special, Corbyn-Might Maneuver edition of the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast with our British-Irish-U.K. correspondent William Campbell coming to us (naturally) from Berlin to give us the lowdown on the shocking outcome of the British Parliamentary elections. William is staying up until three in the morning just so we can podcast the news before anyone else! And here is our scoop: Britain is a bloody mess! The Tories failed miserably. But Labor didn’t win either. So...

Duration: 00:36:50


Ep. 123: Southern Fried Terror

6/6/2017
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Sponsored by SimpliSafe Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for June 6, 2017, it’s episode 123, the Southern Fried Terror edition of the podcast coming to you this week (or so it may sound) from the moon! Todd is in Farmington Connecticut, Mike is in Palo Alto, we are recording the podcast on a Dictaphone Steampunk Victorian Recording machine. You can *hear* the history! Our topics this week are the reaction of Theresa May to the terror attacks in London and related...

Duration: 00:57:32


Ep. 122: Pagophobia

5/29/2017
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Sponsored by SimpliSafe, Zip Recruiter Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for May 30, 2017 it's the "Pagophobia" edition of the podcast, brought to you by ZipRecruiter and SimpliSafe. This week, we focus first on the only really important issue going on right now, which is the imminent breakout of nuclear war. It's a hard topic to be flip about (though we do our best). Two articles frame the discussion. First, a piece discussing a speech by an investor named George...

Duration: 00:55:51


Ep. 121: Bonus HLC Euro edition!

5/26/2017
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Sponsored by Zip Recruiter Welcome to the Special Bonus Euro-edition of the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for May 26, 2017, introducing our European correspondent William Campbell. We've decided that we don't sound sophisticated enough (why did it take so long to reach *that* conclusion??) and we have attempted to remedy that situation by finding a new HLC contributor who has an Irish accent (although he sounds British to me). Mr. William Campbell is an author, podcaster and...

Duration: 00:28:57

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