Episode 16 - Government & Economy (part 2)
Recorded on January 4, 2018. In our Season Finale, we conclude our discussion on this topic by focusing on a President's effect on the US economy. 1) Does a new President have an effect on the economy within the first 100 days in office? 2) Is it necessary for a President's policy to go in effect first before it affects the economy? Have a listen and find out! We will begin Season 2 of our podcast in February. Be sure to subscribe so that you will never miss an episode.
Episode 15 - Government & Economy (part 1)
Recorded on December 28, 2017. The United States of America was founded on limited government because our Founding Fathers believed that the lesser the government is involved in the lives of its citizens, the better the citizens are. They also supported the idea to be applied to the US economy as well. Because the country was founded on Capitalism, many believe that limited government involvement is crucial for a free market to thrive. In this episode, we discuss about whether government...
Episode 14 - Drugs & Alcohol (part 2)
Recorded on December 14, 2017. In this episode, we continue answering the remaining questions and discussing about drugs and alcohol from the last episode. 1) Are the substances really comparable to each other since one is legal and the other(s) is not? 2) Should tax dollars be used to help drug and alcohol users fight their addictions? Have a listen and find out! New episodes are uploaded weekly. Please subscribe to our podcast so that you'll never miss an episode.
Episode 13: Drugs & Alcohol (part 1)
Recorded on December 12, 2017. Alcohol contributes to thousands of deaths in the US every year, yet, it is legal. Number of deaths due to recreational drugs, such as marijuana, are much less, but they are illegal. Drunk driving is one of the major causes of automobile accidents and deaths in every city, big or small. 1) Should drugs be legalized? 2) Should alcohol have stricter regulations? Have a listen and find out! A new episode is uploaded every week. Don't forget to subscribe so that...
Drugs & Alcohol (part 1)
Alcohol contributes to thousands of deaths in the US every year, yet, it is legal. Number of deaths due to recreational drugs, such as marijuana, are much less, but they are illegal. Drunk driving is one of the major causes of automobile accidents and deaths in every city, big or small. 1) Should drugs be legalized? 2) Should alcohol have stricter regulations? Have a listen and find out! A new episode is uploaded every week. Don't forget to subscribe so that you'll never miss an episode.
Selective Service (part 2)
In Part 2 of this topic, we addressed the final question that Bad Driver asked. We also further discussed about if the Selective Service Program should be repealed and replaced with a more efficient and effective system, such as making military service mandatory for all men and women between certain ages. 1) Should the government make military service (combat and non-combat) mandatory for all men and women age 18-25? 2) Should this mandate apply only to US citizens or everyone, including...
Selective Service (part 1)
Selective Service System is a method of military conscription (the draft) that can be called upon by the US government in wartime. Men 18-25 are required to register for Selective Service within 30 days after they turned 18, or else risk loss of government benefits and other basic services as well as receiving fines. In part 1 of this topic, we debated on whether the system is necessary or not. 1) A system that costs US taxpayers about 24 million per year to run and maintain, is it worth...
Nowadays, you can't turn to the news without the words "political correctness" being mentioned somehow. Originated some time between the '70s and '80s, those 2 words have become a major political and controversial topic. Some argue that PC has gone too far and has caused unnecessary censorship, while others argue that it continues to raise awareness. 1) Does political correctness prevent freedom of speech? 2) Has it made society too sensitive or has it made society better and more...
Prison in America
In our 6th episode, we did a quick recap of episode 5's major topic, which is LGBT and women in the military, before diving into MAGA's topic of debate from his 3 takeaway questions. These questions deal with the prison system in America. 1) Are American prisons too comfortable for inmates with privileges like cable TV and gym equipment? 2) Or should they be more harsh, third-world-like, where anything can happen and will happen in order to make prisons much less attractive to potential...
LGBT and Women in the U.S. Military
In this week's episode, Bad Driver, MAGA, and Tech Support discussed about and debated on the U.S. military's change of policy from "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" to allowing gay soldiers to serve openly, as well as whether sex-change procedures should be paid by the military. We also talked about women's role in the military, specifically in armed combat. 1) Does allowing gay male and female soldiers to serve openly threaten the "machismo" environment that is usually associated with the armed...
The American Police Force
In episode 3 last week, we briefly touched on the topic of the police force in the United States. In this week's episode, Bad Driver, MAGA, and Tech Support discussed more in-depth about the police by answering and elaborating on the 3 take-away questions from episode 3. Does the American police force too often have a "shoot first, ask later" mentality? Do they have enough adequate training to handle modern society? Have a listen and find out! A new episode is posted every Wednesday. Don't...
Refugees & Illegal Immigrants (part 1)
The United States has seen a huge influx of both refugees from war-torn countries in the Middle-East and illegal immigrants from, mostly, our neighbor, Mexico. In our pilot episode, we define what a refugee is and what an illegal immigrant is (textbook definitions). Then we discuss about our personal opinions of each group of people. Is there really a difference between them? Should one feel more compassionate for one group over the other? Have a listen and find out!