Matt D'Elia is a writer, director of movies & tv, scientist, and creator & host of the Matt D’Elia Is Confused Podcast.
New solo episode! This time Matt talks the upcoming presidential election, Kanye West’s unbelievably depressing entry into what was already an unbelievably depressing election season, the perils of TikTok, the importance of privacy even if you feel like you have nothing to hide, why young and old and middle-aged people all deserve equal amounts of vitriol and — of course — the fast-spreading coronavirus, Donald Trump’s epic mishandling of it, and the infuriatingly careless way teenagers are behaving in the face of this pandemic. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Matt’s back for a 4th of July Extravaganza— two episodes, two guests, two stories to tell about America. First up is Carl Tennenbaum, a former sergeant of the San Francisco Police Department who is now a member of ‘LEAP’ (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition). Matt and Carl discuss Carl’s time as a narcotics officer amid the ‘crack cocaine epidemic’ of the 1980s, how that experience changed and shaped his feelings about his work, what inspired Carl to become an outspoken advocate for the legalization of drugs (yes, all drugs), and the many existing successful models around the world for said legalization. From there they get into the endless moral, legal, and sociopolitical failures of America’s ‘war on drugs’, its undeniably racist roots, the ongoing plague of police brutality against Black Americans, the disturbing militarization of the modern police force, the far-reaching tentacles of systemic racism within the justice system, how laziness and bureaucracy entrench that racism even deeper, and why the common ‘few bad apples’ excuse for violent officers actually makes no sense at all. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Matt’s back for a 4th of July Extravaganza— two episodes, two guests, two stories to tell about America. This episode’s guest is Katherine Stewart, an op-ed writer for the New York Times and the author of a very important new book called ‘The Power Worshippers: Inside The Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism’. Katherine lets Matt in on the insidious agenda of a peculiar subsection of the American Far Right — Christian Nationalists — and their attempts to dissolve the separation of church and state in the United States, the cynicism and hypocrisy they display while going about that dissolution, the various ways they obfuscate their modes of operation for maximum effect, how they have worked their way into the public school system, the reasons they strategically choose which culture war battles to fight and which to leave alone— and how their seemingly unlikely embrace of Presidential candidate Donald Trump actually made, and continues to make, perfect sense. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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Location
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Episode Count
73
Podcast Count
5
Total Airtime
3 days, 12 hours