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Ep. 16: Exit, Stage Right

David and Will discuss the meaning of the just-announced retirement of two longtime California Republican members of Congress. Also: The anthropological problem behind Sacramento’s sex harassment scandal that unions can’t fix.

Duration: 00:40:27

Ep. 15: The Nonbinary But Highly Taxed Edition

Fluid genders, higher taxes, and First Amendment violations: David and Will discuss the bumper crop of new curious and/or dangerous state laws on the books in this new year. Special bonus: Predictions for 2018. Intro music is provided by Metalachi, the LA-based mariachi/metal band.

Duration: 00:56:29

Ep. 14: A Jackson Pollock of Podcasts

David and Will shout at each other in this messy discussion of the GOP tax plan; Southern Cal football; carbon-emitting wildfires; San Francisco’s recently deceased mayor, Ed Lee; and Dennis Prager’s federal suit claiming YouTube and Google have censored his conservative speech. Intro music provided by Metalachi, the LA-based mariachi/metal band.

Duration: 00:53:21

Ep. 13: Jerry Brown, Free at Last

David and Will discuss Gov. Jerry Brown’s surprise state supreme court filing last week in re government unions. They also measure the threat to California of a North Korean nuclear strike. In other news: Friday’s Pac-12 championship football game, the discovery of a giant sphinx’s head buried in the dunes of north Santa Barbara County, the revivification of Access Hollywood’s infamous Trump tape, and an update on the GOP tax plan’s implications for the Golden State.

Duration: 00:48:01

Ep. 12: Dammit, Janet!

David and Will discuss the Trump tax plan and the growing controversy surrounding Janet Napolitano, president of the vast University of California system. In other news: the USC–Stanford Pac-12 football championship, state Senate leader (and U.S. Senate hopeful) Kevin de Leon’s roommate problem, and Prince Harry’s just-announced marriage to Californian/Angeleno/actress Meghan Markle.

Duration: 00:37:09

Ep. 11: Trump and Taxes

In this special episode, David Bahnsen (The Bahnsen Group) and Will Swaim (Cal Policy Center) brawl over implications of the Trump tax plan for Californians.

Duration: 00:45:59

Ep. 10: “Who will police Sacramento’s sex police?”

David and Will discuss how Democrats in Sacramento are attempting to spin their mestastisizing sex harassment scandal into a pro-government union campaign. They also consider the terror attack in NYC and bonuses paid out to managers of the state pension fund.

Duration: 00:38:13

Ep. 9: Can Steve Bannon Make the CA GOP Even Deader?

David and Will reminisce about the CA GOP dinner featuring Steve Bannon, and weigh the media's response to the Trump administration’s plan to raise fees at National Parks (including Yosemite). In the Department of Irony, they’ll look at Stockton, California’s first-in-the-nation experiment in guaranteed basic income.

Duration: 00:49:35

Ep. 8: Jerry Brown, Conservative?

David and Will discuss the human forces behind CA's rash of deadly wildfires, and dismiss the auditor’s investigation of government-worker wrongdoing. David reflects on those too-rare occasions when Gov. Jerry Brown does the right thing for the right reason.

Duration: 00:40:01

Ep. 7: St. Tammany Day

David and Will discuss the last Columbus Day in Los Angeles, the Vegas massacre, and California’s worst-in-the-nation homelessness problem.

Duration: 00:59:01

Ep. 6: The Too Much Information Episode

David and Will discuss the “problem” of free speech on college campuses; what’s behind the rising cost of going to the state’s public universities; and the impact of the Trump tax plan on California.

Duration: 00:47:43

Ep. 5: The Secession Episode

David and Will Swaim discuss California’s opposition to Trump's Wall; a new report on state finances; and ask what will Los Angeles officials think of next in their war on Uber and Lyft? Special bonus: Gov. Reagan’s role in creating powerful government unions.

Duration: 00:48:51

Ep. 4: Number One (At Creating Poverty)

David and Will discuss long snappers, the coup d’etat inside the GOP's assembly leadership, CA's poverty rate, and crony capitalism in state sports.

Duration: 00:47:01

Ep. 3: Janus and Daca

David and Will discuss Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA, consider SCOTUS's likely position on Janus v. AFSCME, and look at the USC Trojans' decision to use a blind football player.

Duration: 00:46:57

Ep. 2: A Profit in His Own Land

David and Will discuss Elon Musk’s latest technology gambit, Hyperloop, and why the Silicon Valley entrepreneur can’t seem to get it off the ground – or under the ground – in his home state. Also: How the powerful California Teachers Association spent its summer vacation, and David’s surprising take on the 2018 California governor’s race.

Duration: 00:50:59

Ep. 1: The Cleaning-Up Edition

David and Will discuss the $270,000-per-year San Francisco transit janitor; the unintended consequences of taxing California’s rich; and the California Teachers Association’s push to celebrate (and/or recall with legitimate horror) Barack Obama, gay, lesbian, transgender heroes, Korean comfort women, Filipinos, and the Armenian Genocide.

Duration: 00:40:06