Jaye Pool is the creator and host of Potstirrer Podcast, a political opinion podcast with religious and historical themes. She is a former political science instructor and current political observer who earned a PhD in political science from University of Cincinnati in 2012. When not podcasting, Jaye is involved in amateur improv, enjoys watching pro wrestling and Ohio State football, and playing PC games such as the Sims. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Jaye currently lives in Ohio with her husband "Chuckles" and their dear pets.
Recent episodes featuring Jaye Pool
69 - Best of 2019
In the final episode of 2019, Chuckles joins Jaye for a countdown and discussion of the most downloaded episodes of 2019. They also talk about the 2020 presidential election, including the Trump impeachment, predictions for the Democratic nomination, and if Trump will be re-elected. NOTE: Potstirrer Podcast will be on break in the month of January, to prepare for the 2020 election cycle, but will be back in early February! Featured Podcast: Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://flyingmachine.network/support Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/
68 - War on Christmas 2019
In the third annual Potstirrer Podcast War on Christmas Special, Jaye discusses the pre-Christian origins of several Christmas traditions, including the twelve days of Christmas, Yule logs, Santa Claus and more. How did the Christmas holiday develop over time? And, if Christmas isn't purely "Christian," what are evangelicals waging the "War on Christmas" truly fighting for? Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://flyingmachine.network/support Source Texts and Links: Jackson, Sophie. 2013. The Medieval Christmas. Cheltenham, UK: The History Press. https://www.ucg.org/the-good-news/biblical-evidence-shows-jesus-christ-wasnt-born-on-dec-25 https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/89707/origins-12-christmas-traditions https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/whenchristmasiscelebrated.shtml https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/orthodox-christmas-day https://www.professorshouse.com/yule/ https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-rome/saturnalia https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/25th.shtml https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/jesus-historical-jesus/how-december-25-became-christmas/ https://www.infoplease.com/calendar-holidays/major-holidays/origins-christmas-holiday https://www.historyhit.com/the-growth-of-christianity-in-the-roman-empire/ https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Holy_Roman_Empire https://www.britannica.com/topic/Christmas https://www.livius.org/articles/place/myra-demre/myra-church-of-the-tomb-of-st-nicholas/ https://www.stnicholascenter.org/who-is-st-nicholas/patron-saint https://www.history.com/news/dont-forget-santas-cookies-and-milk-the-history-of-a-popular-christmas-tradition https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/12/131219-santa-claus-origin-history-christmas-facts-st-nicholas/ https://newengland.com/today/living/new-england-history/how-the-puritans-banned-christmas/ https://www.politicalresearch.org/2016/08/18/dominionism-rising-a-theocratic-movement-hiding-in-plain-sight https://www.politicalresearch.org/1992/12/01/theocracy-and-white-supremacy-behind-the-culture-war-to-restore-traditional-values https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2018/03/14/the-us-will-become-minority-white-in-2045-census-projects/ Music: Christmas Homecoming composed by Aaron Kenny Carol Of the Bells composed by Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Deck the Halls B composed Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100368 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Viking composed by Aakash Gandhi Yonder Hill and Dale composed by Aaron Kenny Parzival composed by William Rosati Shesh Pesh composed by JR Tundra Achaidh Cheide composed by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100340 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ At the Foot of the Sphinx composed by Twin Musicom Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
67 - America's Drug War, Part 5: Legalize It
CONTENT WARNING - This episode includes discussion of mature themes, including illicit drug use, prescription drug abuse, and both legal and illicit drug addiction. Listener discretion is advised. In the final installment of America's Drug War, Jaye discusses recent trends in the American drug landscape, including cannabis decriminalization and legalization in several US states, and the opioid epidemic sweeping suburbs and rural areas. How did the War on Drugs, particularly its focus on the "usual suspects," lead to the opioid crisis? Will cannabis be legalized on a federal level, and should harder drugs also be legalized? Featured Podcast: 33 & 1/3 Under 45 http://frondsradio.com/33andathirdunder45/ Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://flyingmachine.network/support Source Texts and Links: Hari, Johann. 2016. Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. New York: Bloomsbury. Temple, John. 2015. American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America’s Deadliest Drug Epidemic. Guilford, CT: Rowman & Littlefield. https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/four-decades-counting-continued-failure-war-drugs https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/08/29/this-is-unprecedented-174-heroin-overdoses-in-6-days-in-cincinnati/ https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/07/27/cincinnati-area-had-24-overdoses-24-hours/1846992001/ https://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/historical-timeline/#2016-present https://www.newsweek.com/state-local-governments-trying-make-cannabis-industry-less-racist-1466077 https://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews/aba-news-archives/2014/03/conflicting_statean/ https://www.dualdiagnosis.org/infographics/history-of-the-opioid-epidemic/ https://avalere.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Avalere-20181030-Opioid-Trends-Brief-FINAL.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5993682/ https://www.medpagetoday.com/painmanagement/painmanagement/80054 https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6025116-Opioidsuit.html#document/p2/a502790 https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02686-2 https://www.poison.org/articles/opioid-epidemic-history-and-prescribing-patterns-182 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/27/nyregion/brooklyn-opioid-investigation.html https://www.nprillinois.org/post/why-opioid-epidemic-hitting-rural-america-especially-hard#stream/0 https://www.cnbc.com/id/18591525 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/ending-addiction-good/201408/marijuana-the-gateway-drug-myth https://today.law.harvard.edu/feature/war-drugs-succeeding/ https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/alcohol-facts-and-statistics Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Brigade composed by TrackTribe Spark composed by ALBIS Destination Unknown composed by Ugonna Onyekwe Sunny Over the Horizon composed by RAGE
66 - America's Drug War, Part 4: DARE to Just Say No
CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses mature themes, including detailed discussion of illicit drug use. Listener discretion is advised. In the penultimate installment of America's Drug War, President Ronald Reagan and his successors take the mantle of drug warrior in the 1980s and 1990s. Jaye discusses campaigns and programs designed to reduce drug use in children, such as Just Say No and DARE, as well as the crack epidemic of the 80s, and the shift to punitive measures that the federal government took to win the War on Drugs. Were these efforts successful - and what did "success" truly mean? Featured Podcast: Stranger Still Website: http://strangerstillshow.com Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://flyingmachine.network/support Source Links: Detroit Blue Pigs - Fight The Crime (1986): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkAy_hvhLCY http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/23337/dpd_officer_blue_pigs_co-founder_retires https://www.adweek.com/creativity/these-shameless-cocaine-ads-prove-70s-were-hell-time-be-alive-166927/ https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2007/11/reagans-race-record/46875/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2672328/ https://www.history.com/topics/1980s/just-say-no http://www.drugpolicy.org/issues/brief-history-drug-war CNN: 1986: Nancy Reagan's 'Just say no' campaign: https://youtu.be/lQXgVM30mIY https://timeline.com/ronald-nancy-reagan-war-on-drugs-crack-baby-just-say-no-cia-communism-racial-injustice-fcfeadb3548d https://theweek.com/articles/495031/daryl-gates-19262010 https://dare.org/about/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448384/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2672328/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2000/01/20/the-dare-program-and-a-parents-concerns/f7aceab4-7596-4cfe-8e00-5d736676204d/ http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/library/dare4.htm https://www.hrw.org/legacy/reports/1996/killer2.htm https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-opioid-epidemic-dahleen-glanton-met-20170815-column.html https://www.britannica.com/topic/crack-epidemic https://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/089533004773563485 https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/10/04/conspiracy-theories-can-often-ring-true/3960d4c5-593e-4b4d-b3c9-a2f9f4148c9d/ https://uproxx.com/hiphop/snowfall-1980s-crack-epidemic/ https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/p16_sum.pdf https://www.aclu.org/other/cracks-system-20-years-unjust-federal-crack-cocaine-law https://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs6/6445/6445p.pdf https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/21/863 https://thecannabisindustry.org/member-blog-little-known-critical-exception-federal-paraphernalia-laws/ https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s13524-017-0611-1?author_access_token=jXD6ohexE1c1ur2WRWhpkfe4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY4uMYrYNkMZx9I1WjnbPAWM-g13AQlmw4x8-VaL1oT3wS1z7bR6McpJuw6uJspKuwHQtTd1alIFBkHajdo4QVT1CPUCL7C_5xQhC8-ZXzjA6g%3D%3D Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Miami composed by Dan Mason https://danmason.bandcamp.com/album/miami-virtual-20 Lagos composed by Quincas Moriera Pop Killer composed by The Mini Vandals It Was a Fine Day composed by South London HiFi Aurora Currents composed by Ashley Fulero Sweet Tides composed by LATASHA
65 - America's Drug War, Part 3: Laws Made for Breaking
CONTENT WARNING - The following episode discusses mature themes, including illicit drug use and political assassinations. Listener discretion is advised. In the third installment of America's War on Drugs, Richard Nixon makes good on his second chance at becoming president of the United States in 1968, instituting his "law and order" policies during his president, chief among them sweeping anti-drug policy. These policies concentrated mostly on cannabis and opiates such as heroin, but also overhauled the way the federal government addressed drugs. Jaye provides context to the America of the 1960s, and discusses Nixon's War on Drugs as key to his crusade to end the social and political change the 1960s represented. Featured Podcast: The Losers Website: http://theloserspod.podbean.com Twitter: @potstirrercast IG: @potstirrerpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potstirrerpodcast/ Website: PotstirrerPodcast.com Flying Machine Network: http://flyingmachine.network Patreon: http://flyingmachine.network/support Source Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_9OJnRnZjU&t=55s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEdtwQ8OguY https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/11/05/law-order-campaign-that-won-richard-nixon-white-house-years-ago/ https://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/kennedy-nixon-debates https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2010/11/15/does-television-affect-how-we-elect-presidents/ https://www.hrc.org/blog/flashbackfriday-today-in-1973-the-apa-removed-homosexuality-from-list-of-me https://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/cuban-missile-crisis https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2018/05/no-final-victories-lessons-president-nixons-drug-abuse-initiatives/ https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/03/the-war-on-drugs-how-president-nixon-tied-addiction-to-crime/254319/ https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED052395.pdf https://www.dea.gov/drug-scheduling https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2018-07/1970-1975%20p%2030-39.pdf https://cdn.nixonlibrary.org/01/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/16155628/TV-Address-on-the-War-Against-Drugs-1.pdf https://harpers.org/archive/2016/04/legalize-it-all/ https://www.vox.com/2016/3/22/11278760/war-on-drugs-racism-nixon https://www.forbes.com/sites/eriksherman/2016/03/23/nixons-drug-war-an-excuse-to-lock-up-blacks-and-protesters-continues/#131783fc42c8 Music: Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/ Bad F'n Goblins composed by Incarta '95 https://incarta95.bandcamp.com/album/into-the-goblin-forest Down the Street Blues composed by Unicorn Heads Grant & Green composed by Josh Lippi & The Overtimers Spying in the 60's composed by Sir Cubworth
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