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On the Other Hand is a podcast hosted and produced by Wisconsin's favorite father son duo, the eccentric professor and the idealistic millenial, Kevin Bernhardt and Josh Bernhardt. We deep dive into discussions on politics and economics, examining issues that are present in our daily lives. Between a doctorate in economics and a youthful passion for politics, On the Other Hand provides a variety of thought-provoking perspectives on these important issues that shape our culture.

On the Other Hand is a podcast hosted and produced by Wisconsin's favorite father son duo, the eccentric professor and the idealistic millenial, Kevin Bernhardt and Josh Bernhardt. We deep dive into discussions on politics and economics, examining issues that are present in our daily lives. Between a doctorate in economics and a youthful passion for politics, On the Other Hand provides a variety of thought-provoking perspectives on these important issues that shape our culture.
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On the Other Hand is a podcast hosted and produced by Wisconsin's favorite father son duo, the eccentric professor and the idealistic millenial, Kevin Bernhardt and Josh Bernhardt. We deep dive into discussions on politics and economics, examining issues that are present in our daily lives. Between a doctorate in economics and a youthful passion for politics, On the Other Hand provides a variety of thought-provoking perspectives on these important issues that shape our culture.

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English

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Episodes

Episode 9: They Took Our Jobs!!!!

1/16/2018
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In Josh's first solo episode, he talks about the relative stagnation of wages for men and the decline in the labor force, as well as the changing job structure in America. Next he discusses swamp monster Bill De Blasio and the other NYC City Council members giving themselves outrageous rages (oon the taxpayer dime). Finally he ends with Donald Trump's Tweet of the Week!

Duration: 00:25:44


Episode 8: The Year in Review

1/1/2018
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The guys review the major political events of 2017 in this first episode of the New Year! First they give their grades of the Trump administration in it's first year. Then, they play a new game called Good Trump, Bad Trump and analyze the major policy decisions that the President has made in his first year. Finally, they look at the most influential political events of 2017 and make a few predictions for impactful events of 2018. Happy New Year from our On the Other Hand family to all of...

Duration: 00:39:11


Episode 7: Socialism in a Petri Dish

12/29/2017
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Coming off a great Christmas holiday season, the guys open the show by discussing 7 ways that technological innovation helps save the planet. Next, they deep dive into Venezuela. Socialism in Venezuela has caused a massive economic collapse. People are dying in the streets from lack of medical care and food, yet it is still not considered "true socialism" by the progressives. Next, they talk about Israel and President Trump's decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Finally, they close...

Duration: 00:46:22


Episode 6: The Incentives Have to Change

12/21/2017
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In their return to behind the mic, the guys start the show by discussing anti-trust laws from a case in Italy involving ice cream. Next they talk about the Pentagon undergoing it's first ever audit, and their hopes that it won't be useless. The discussion leads into a question of incentives - the question is posed, what should the incentives of a politician be? Finally, they talk about a politician in Massechusetts who has turned to the dark side and used his powers for...

Duration: 00:36:03


10 Minutes of History: The Internment of Japanese Americans

12/18/2017
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This week's 10 Minutes of History is about the internment of Japanese Americans following Pearl Harbor during WWII. This story often gets lost in the talk of WWII because of the gravity of other events, but I believe that it is worth telling and reminding everyone of the events that occured. It is not impossible that something similar could happen today, and for that reason we must keep this story alive.

Duration: 00:07:02


10 Minutes of History: The Great Recession

12/10/2017
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This week's 10 Minutes of History is about the Great Recession. This has come up a lot in our show, and I thought it would be a good idea to give you guys a short overview of what actually happened in the recession. This one is more like 20 Minutes of History, but who's counting anyway?

Duration: 00:11:08


Episode 5: Death, Taxes, Debt, and Cake

12/7/2017
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In Episode 5, the guys open by discussing the newly passed Senate tax bill and the nuances of that. Next they have a long discussion on monetary policy, the affects and possible outcomes of the current state of our economy, and analyze the debt. Then Josh gets heated over whether or not a baker should be forced to bake a wedding cake if he doesn't want to. They end the show with Donald Trump's Tweet of the Week!

Duration: 00:31:03


10 Minutes of History: The First Thanksgiving

12/5/2017
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In the second edition of 10 Minutes of History, Josh talks about the First Thanksgiving. The story of the first Thanksgiving is often mistold, and this episode attempts to tell the real story.

Duration: 00:07:33


Episode 4: The Fracturing of America

11/26/2017
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The guys are back from a long Thanksgiving break and begin episode 4 by discussing the first of the gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey. This leads to a discussion on the absence of good political discourse in America, and the fracturing in our society it is causing. This episode deep dives into the divide in our politics that leads to a divide in our society, and explores possible solutions to this problem.

Duration: 00:34:38


10 Minutes of History - The Declaration of Independence

11/19/2017
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The first installment of our new segment, 10 minutes of history! This week's 10 Minutes of History focuses on the Declaration of Independence - it's writing, what it means, and a few facts about it. It's a nice introduction to this fun new segment.

Duration: 00:07:46


Episode 3: Should it be Legal to Buy Nukes?

11/15/2017
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Josh and Kevin start by talking about the Federal Reserve and Trump's new pick for Fed Chair, Jerome Powell. The Fed is an extremely large, complicated, and powerful organization that not many people understand. The guys try to break it down as best they can for the listeners. Next they talk gun control. When everything is gray and there doesn't seem to be a right answer, stick to an objective standard of law - in the case of the United States this is our Consitution. Finally, they end...

Duration: 00:27:23


Episode 2: Where are the Adults!?

11/7/2017
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The guys discuss Donna Brazile calling out the Clinton campaign for rigging the Democratic primary in her favor by funding the mis-managed DNC's debts. Next they talk tax reform, the new bill going through Congress from the Republicans, and the effectiveness of taxation on corporations. Josh feels that taxation is the plow the economy has to constantly drag along, and Kevin sees the benefits of taxation (when tax money is being appropriated responsibly). The main theme of the episode is...

Duration: 00:24:06


Episode 1 - The Virtues of a Free Market

11/2/2017
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Kevin and Josh kickoff episode 1 by talking about the Paul Manafort indictment, and discussing lobbying both nationally and internationally. They then discuss the virtues of the free market, and why it is the best system that we have. Compassionate conservatism is a central topic throughout this episode. They end with Donald Trump's tweet of the week!

Duration: 00:17:08


Introduction

10/31/2017
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In the first episode, Josh and Kevin discuss why they wanted to do this podcast, their political beliefs, and the objectives and goals that they have for On the Other Hand. Their first podcast together, it sets the tone for the show and gives a good insight into how it will run.

Duration: 00:08:13


On the Other Hand Promo

10/31/2017
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This is just a quick promo that I did, explaining why I started this podcast and introducing myself and my cohost. Good things are coming, stay tuned! And remember, everyone thinks they're right, until they're not. That's why we don't take ourselves too seriously.

Duration: 00:02:40