Virgil Texas, co-host of Chapo Trap House and proud gamer, joins Jake and Jordan to discuss the resurgence of the "video games cause gun violence" myth. We discuss gaming's hinderance or enhancement of society, the role of nihilism and other societal issues pertaining to gaming culture. More: The Chapo book: http://amzn.to/2GEh2Pd The Atlantic piece Jake mentions: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/ Virgil and colleague Matt...
This is a different type of episode. It includes segments from TWO new premium episodes, just released on our Patreon page: patreon.com/rustbelt. There, we have episodes with John Austin of Brookings and Guy Coviello of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber. With John, we talk about his research on the Rust Belt, how segregation impacts the region, how immigrants play a pivotal role in the workforce and what Trump's tariffs mean for labor. Then, Guy explains how 3D printing is...
**This is a teaser of our most recent premium episode. If you'd like to hear more, visit Patreon.com/RustBelt to subscribe.** Investigative reporter Ken Klippenstein joins us to talk about his recent scoop where he discovered the Saudi government was dishing out hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby the Trump administration to let them enrich uranium. Then, in the bulletin, we talk about International Women's Day, Stormy Daniels, Trump's tentative meeting with Kim Jong Un and whether...
We discuss the Oscars, former Trump aide Sam Nunberg's media meltdown, and the Rust Belt venture capitalist bus tour. [Note: We recorded before Erin Burnett called Nunberg out for having alcohol on his breath. You can watch the clip here: https://twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/970824471576743936]
**This is a teaser of our most recent premium episode. If you'd like to hear more, visit Patreon.com/RustBelt to subscribe.** This is a special episode featuring two interviews on different subjects, one focusing on a Rust Belt issue and another on a Beltway issue. First, we interview Doug Livingston of the Akron Beacon Journal who has been reporting extensively on the charter school system in Ohio, the lack of transparency and potential reforms. Then we sit down with Camille Wagner of UDC...
**This is a teaser of our most recent premium episode. If you'd like to hear more, visit Patreon.com/RustBelt to subscribe.** Jared Holt of Right Wing Watch joins us to talk about the alt-right, misinformation in the wake of mass shootings, conspiracies and more very online things. This was a fun one!
The Rust Belt Gang/Beltway Mob talks about Robert Mueller's indictments in the Trump/Russia investigation and the horrific school shooting in Florida, which Trump made about himself. Be sure to check out our Patreon for Premium episodes: Patreon.com/RustBelt
Brynna tells us about her fantasies of being a contestant on "The Bachelor," we debate whether the Winter Olympics are good, and we break down Trump's proposed budget. Be sure to check out our Patreon for Premium episodes: Patreon.com/RustBelt
**This is a teaser of our most recent premium episode. If you'd like to hear more, visit Patreon.com/RustBelt to subscribe.** Jake sits down with Graig Graziosi, reporter at the Youngstown Vindicator, to get a better understanding of Trump supporters in the midwest.
Jake, Brynna and Jordan discuss the atrocious Super Bowl commercials and some of the funny ones, break down the top headlines, preview Jake's premium interview* and say goodbye to Senator Ben Sasse. *Jake's interview is available only on Patreon: Patreon.com/RustBelt
Think Twice is now Rust Belt to Beltway! Co-hosted by Brynna Quillin, Jacob Schriner-Briggs and Jordan Uhl, Rust Belt to Beltway offers analysis of national political stories through Rust Belt and coastal lenses. On our first episode, we offer a brief overview of the show, our format and intent and we discuss this Jacobin piece: https://jacobinmag.com/2018/01/under-neoliberalism-you-can-be-your-own-tyrannical-boss
We discuss the Trump Shutdown and what the deal to open the government means for Dreamers. What does it say about Democrats? Also, Chelsea Manning, wyd? You can read the article we talk about, "The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm In 2018," here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomphillips/twitterstorm-2018?utm_term=.wc8R7YdYVY#.wmQq52L2Q2
Brynna Quillin of AmpliFire News is back on the podcast to talk about Oprah's presidential campaign, convicted felon Joe Arpaio running for Senate to replace Jeff Flake, the DACA deal (or no deal?) and other stories.
Activist and organizer Sam Sinyangwe joins Jordan to discuss his Florida Voter Restoration Project which aims at restoring voting rights for 1.3 million formerly convicted residents. You can support their effort at florida.ourstates.org