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Episode 100: What Are You Looking Forward to Doing Once the Pandemic Is Over?

Episode 100: What Are You Looking Forward to Doing Once the Pandemic Is Over?

March 15, 2021

Show Notes

we wrap up our first 100 episodes by looking forward to life without Covid, and with some stats from our first 100 episodes. we send love to our loyal audience.

1.10 Doug's answer to the question

2.40 The Thing that Chris is Most Looking Forward To

5.40 Being relaxed in public

8.40 Doug Pats himself on the back

11.45 What Doug has been Right About, Part Two

14.30 What We've Learned from Covid, Per Chris

18.15 The First 100 Episodes - Stats

28.30 A Crazy Time in US History

Episode 99: Why Is March Madness So Exciting?

Episode 99: Why Is March Madness So Exciting?

March 8, 2021

Show Notes

We take a detour from politics to answer all questions (well, some questions) about March Madness

1.00 The Attraction of March Madness

3.20 Why Are There 68 Teams Picked for the Tournament?

12.00 Chris links Seeding to Final Four Appearances

14.15 Gonzaga

17.25 Your Team Loses, But Then It's Spring

18.40 Big Life Questions Show Announcement

Episode 98: Why Are We So Fascinated With Mars?

Episode 98: Why Are We So Fascinated With Mars?

March 1, 2021

Chris, whose father was an astronaut (or so he told his friends), provides expert analysis of the meaning of the Mars landing

Video Link to Mars Landing

Mars Landing

0.30 A Brief History of Space Travel

2.50 The Mars Landing

6.30 Is there life on other planets?

10.20 Nation-States Competing in space

14.40 Human nature is to pursue discovery

19.00 Do we need to send humans into space?

22.00 The Planet B Fallacy

Episode 97: What Does the Political Landscape Look Like for 2021?

Episode 97: What Does the Political Landscape Look Like for 2021?

February 22, 2021

Here we survey the landscape of American politics for this year.

0.40 Predictions for the Biden Administration

2.15 The Republican Party is in a pickle

9.00 College student debt

11.30 Biden and the Trump drama

11.50 Texas and Ted Cruz

17.55 Andrew Cuomo

22.30 Mitch McConnell 

 

 

 

Episode 96: What’s the Problem In Healthcare That No One’s Talking About?

Episode 96: What’s the Problem In Healthcare That No One’s Talking About?

February 15, 2021

This episode's guest, Frank Cutitta, tells Chris and Doug his incredible story of spending more than three months in the hospital with COVID last year -- including 40 days in an induced coma -- and what he learned about our healthcare system.

1.15 Our Guest Intro

2.00 40 Days in a Coma

15.10 Caregiver Stress & Loneliness

20.15 The Anonymity of the Mask

21.45 Rehab

27.30 How Frank is doing now

29.15 Last Rites Twice

35.00 I'm Not My Healthcare Dashboard

Episode 95: Can the Democrats and Republicans Achieve Unity? (And If So, How Should Biden Approach Getting There?)

Episode 95: Can the Democrats and Republicans Achieve Unity? (And If So, How Should Biden Approach Getting There?)

February 8, 2021

Show Notes

We discuss if and how Biden can get to the Unity that he and some Republicans keep talking about.

0.45 Chris answers the question

3.15 American popular opinion favors government intervention

4.55 Oppositional defiance disorder

6.45 The anti-democracy movement

11.45 What Biden has going for himself

13.45 Marjorie Taylor Greene

15.45 Republican money sources drying up

Episode 94: What Can Be Done About Right-wing Extremism In the United States?

Episode 94: What Can Be Done About Right-wing Extremism In the United States?

February 1, 2021

Show Notes

1.40 How much extremism there really is

4.30 Planned terrorists, Internet Stars and Insurrection Tourists

6.45 The Republican Party

9.40 Does the Republican Party need Trump?

10.20 When Chris Voted for a Republican

16.30 Will the Republicans ever abandon Trump?

18.20 The Right Wing Extremists Speak for Themselves

Episode 93 - What Can We Expect From Donald Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial?

Episode 93 - What Can We Expect From Donald Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial?

January 25, 2021

Show Notes

Here we contemplate Trump's 2nd impeachment trial. He was going for 3, but he got kicked out of office. 

1.10 Doug's dim view of the Republicans

3.45 What's different about this impeachment trial?

5.30 Will Trump stay relevant politically?

9.30 Trump's Greatest Accomplishment

10.45 The delay of the trial

12.15 Will the Republican Party split in two?

14.15 The Republicans and The Whigs

Episode 92: Can We Expect Violence During Biden’s Inauguration and In the Days After?

Episode 92: Can We Expect Violence During Biden’s Inauguration and In the Days After?

January 18, 2021

Show Notes

We contemplate the state of the world, such as it is, potential violence around the Inauguration, the 2nd amendment and right wing extremists. 

0.40 Wash DC becomes a police state

1.50 Arming the Extreme Right

3.40 Is Unity the Next Step, Really ?

6.30 Chris reads crazy-people posts from Parler

14.00 Accommodating the white supremacists seems like a very bad idea

18.10 The 2nd amendment & false equivalency 

 

Episode 91: How Should Donald Trump Be Held Accountable for Attempting to Overthrow the U.S. Government?

Episode 91: How Should Donald Trump Be Held Accountable for Attempting to Overthrow the U.S. Government?

January 11, 2021

Show Notes

We discuss potential consequences for Trump and his enablers

0.30 A quick review of Trump's insurrection program

4.00 A second impeachment?

4.50 The Trump Family & Friends Pre-Rally Party

9.00 Whatever happened to individual responsibility?

13.20 Should Trump be prosecuted?

15.10 What about Trump's enablers?

18.10 What options does the Trump crowd have left?

27.10 Should we worry about riling up the Trump base?

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