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Marcus Flowers is a Democrat running to defeat Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in Georgia’s 14th District. Flowers has spent his entire career defending the United States. First – he served as an active duty member of the US Army, followed by more
Today's show was recorded before the impromptu 1/6 hearing. Steph and I wonder what the hearing will focus on and then we talk about how Roe and SCOTUS are shaping the energy before the November midterms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visi
D. Earl Stephens is the author of "Toxic Tales: A Caustic Collection of Donald J. Trump's Very Important Letters."  He's the former managing editor of Stars & Stripes, a Navy vet, and a prolific writer. Topics: We discuss the impact of all the
Chris Hahn is a progressive pundit and the host of the Aggressive Progressive.  He also hosts a syndicated radio show and works as a  political consultant and attorney based in New York. He has made numerous national television appearances on a
Cliff Schecter is back! Topics: Cliff shares his takeaways from the 1/6 public hearings thus far; Boebert's going through some things, what will it take for Dems to win in November, and Cliff's brilliant advice to Dem leaders! All that and more
USA Today opinion columnist and former Justice Department prosecutor Michael J. Stern is back! Topis: the 1/6 hearings, Michael reminds us of his column where he speculates Garland might not be able to find an impartial jury; the Dem romanticiz
Actress Kiersten Warren has worked in film and television. Films include Bicentennial Man, Independence Day, and Divine Secrets of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and she's appeared in TV shows such as DesperateHousewises and Saved By The Bell. Topics: W
Sarah Wood is back again! We discussed gun violence and what we can expect from lawmakers moving forward. We then switched gears to talk about teen sex: what we learned when we were young and how some parents fear that sex education will convin
Steph and I are best friends. Today we talked about whatever came up. Some fun, some politics. It's always fun with Steph. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mariah Craven is the co-host of the How We Win podcast, along with Steve Pierson. Mariah is a campaign communications consultant who has worked with Kamala Harris, Alex Padilla, Karen Bass, Wendy Davis, and other candidates for office. She's al
Kirk is back! First, we talked about his career and how "liberal" Hollywood isn't always so liberal. WE had some fun talking about the "biz" and then we talked politics: The unhinged GOP continues to get crazier; Kirk's thoughts on the new Dem
Cheri is back and we had a lot to talk about! Topics: Steve Schmidt's unhinged breakdown on Twitter; why you should never give money to the Lincoln Project; will striking down Roe backfire on Republicans; Cheri shares why she feels Garland has
Christopher Bouzy is a serial entrepreneur, software engineer, and political maven and he’s the founder and CEO of Bot Sentinel. It’s a free platform developed to detect and track trollbots and untrustworthy Twitter accounts. Topics: Christophe
Rachel Bitecofer joined me again to talk about how Democrats can use the firehose of news and GOP fascism to win this November. Topics: How the Roe decision can mean a D win; what Dem leaders are getting right with messaging and where they need
Julie and I went to high school together but didn't know each other. In recent years, we connected through social media and there are more than a few interesting details. After we reminisced about high school years in a southern California beac
Topics: GOP likely leaked the Roe story as a distraction from abortion bans and MAGA insurrectionists; GOP released a new embarrassing sex tape of Madison Cawthorn--using that as a distraction, too; we need to hear from pro-choice men, and the
Steph Walton and I are raged up, fired up and ready to FIGHT! They are overturning Roe v Wade and we're not going to assume defeat. Sure, we talked about Putin possibly dying of cancer and the fact that Elon is a danger to legit free speech, bu
Comedian John Fugelsang hosts the acclaimed "Tell Me Everything" series on SiriusXM Progress.  He's debated David Duke on Bill Maher, been murdered on CSI, been picketed by Westboro Baptist Church & once interviewed 2 Beatles on different conti
So grateful to have Jody back on. She was my light on a dark day--the day Elon Musk started the process to buy Twitter. We talked about politics but we also threw in fun stuff. Jody did talk me off the ledge and gave me some much-needed hope ab
Allison Gill is the host of Mueller, She Wrote, and The Daily Beans podcasts. She's a veteran, Ph.D., and a former federal government executive, she’s a comedian, author, and staunch advocate for the resistance. Topics: DoJ is investigating bot
Majid M. Padelan A.K.A. Brooklyn Dad Defiant is back!. He's the author of The Liddle'est President and he's funny, authentic, and a great conversationalist. Our chat was a mix of fun stuff and politics: quitting smoking; crazy right-wingers thi
D. Earl Stephens is the author of "Toxic Tales: A Caustic Collection of Donald J. Trump's Very Important Letters."  He's the former managing editor of Stars & Stripes, a Navy vet, and a prolific writer. Topics: How to cope in this volatile poli
Steph Walton is back and she has COVID! It's mild. We did what we do best: TALKED! Drop in on two friends talking about COVID, life, politics and there's a surprise at the end! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
John Pavlovitz is a writer, pastor, and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina. In the past four years, his blog Stuff That Needs To Be Said has reached a diverse worldwide audience. He's the author of  God is Love, Don't Be a Jerk. Topics:
USA Today opinion columnist and former Justice Department prosecutor Michael J. Stern is back! We had a little fun and we talked about politics. Topics: Garland; "pale white daddy" --just listen; Ukraine; the benefit of trash tv and so much mor
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