Author Rich Rubino joins the MPU gang to discuss his book on presidential trivia, the pending retirement of Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, the fallout following the Neil Young and Joni Mitchell Spotify protest over Joe Rogen's Covid misinformation shenanigans, the new Wordle crazy, and then the gang competes in a presidential trivia contest.
31/01/2022 • 44 minutes 52 seconds
They Call Me Mr. Poo (Ep. 332)
Kevin, Greg and Ward welcome back podcasterJoe Siart to the roundtable as they discuss Joe Rogan and Glenn Beck taking on the medical experts and how Winnie the Poo ended up back in the public domain...sort of.
17/01/2022 • 36 minutes 27 seconds
Remembering Bob and Sidney (Ep. 331)
This week the gang is joined by podcaster Joe Siart as they remember entertainers Bob Saget and Sidney Poitier, discuss the news of the week, and offer their reviews of "Don't Look Up" and "Being The Ricardos."
11/01/2022 • 37 minutes 22 seconds
Scale Back Better (Ep. 330)
The gang returns for a pre-Christmas roundtable that brings listeners up to date on some personal matters and then looks at the Covid-19 resurgance, Joe Manchin's knife in the back to Biden's Build Back Better agenda, and a look at the hit HBO drama, Succession.Kevin also plugs his new novel, "Super Vows" – which can be purchased online at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1120448
20/12/2021 • 51 minutes 2 seconds
Our Verdict on the Verdict (Ep. 329)
This week, Kevin, Greg and Ward discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, the passage of the Build Back Better bill in Congress, Kevin McCarthy's political ambitions, and the growing pandemic of surveys wherever you turn.
22/11/2021 • 44 minutes 16 seconds
Cold Gun (Ep. 328)
Humor author Andy Wasif joins the panel to discuss his books about the Boston Red Sox, The Alec Baldwin "Rust" set shooting, threatened police walkouts in response to Covid vaccine mandates, the new rightwing "Let's Go Brandon" meme, and other news of the week.
01/11/2021 • 37 minutes 2 seconds
Unsocial Media (Ep. 327)
This episode continues the conversation about Facebook and the pitfalls of social media. Linda Norrie guests.
19/10/2021 • 39 minutes 59 seconds
Facebook Faceoff (Ep. 326)
This episode looks at the fallout from the whistleblower testimony about Facebook and Instagram, and the challenges of raising strong young women in a male-dominated society.
11/10/2021 • 33 minutes 31 seconds
The Culture of Comedy (Ep. 325)
This episode takes a deep dive into the standup comedy world in a far-reaching interview with entertainment journalist Seth Simons. Topics include the boys club mentality that enables sexual misconduct; employment conditions for club comics; racism and cancel culture in the comedy universe; and the proliferation of so-called "conservative comedians" who often aren't real standup comedians nor funny.
03/10/2021 • 52 minutes 15 seconds
From Condoms to the Constitution (Ep. 324)
This week, comedy journalist Seth Simons joins the roundtable as they look at the week in the news, including Matthew McConaughey's potential run for the governorship of Texas, the looming debt ceiling deadline, Rachel Maddow's new MSNBC contract, and the release of the new iPhone 13.
28/09/2021 • 36 minutes 27 seconds
Tom Cruise to Ted Lasso (Ep. 323)
TV producer and podcaster Sue Kolinsky returns to the roundtable to discuss the Inspiration4 space mission, Covid boosters, the USA-France kerfuffle over submarines, an the latest TikTok craze, Devious Licks.
20/09/2021 • 48 minutes 38 seconds
Season 7 Premier (Ep. 322)
The guys return for their seventh season of podcasts with a look at the new Texas abortion law, the Afghanistan pullout, and their predictions for the upcoming California gubenatorial recall election.
07/09/2021 • 46 minutes 28 seconds
A Fairer Assessment of the Afghan Pullout (Ep. 321)
In this episode, Kevin methodically deconstructs the true facts of Biden's Afghanistan pullout and shows the blatant lies in the right wing's unfairly critical narrative. Then he takes a dispassionate look at his adopted state of Texas in the wake of its new abortion ban law and what it portends for Roe v. Wade.
02/09/2021 • 47 minutes 44 seconds
Backstage Banter (Ep. 320)
In this "backstage" episode, actor Kenan Heppe returns with an after-the-podcast chat that covers aspects of his personal journey, including helping his father battle cancer, his love of piano and classical music, and more on what it's like to be a caucasian American actor working in China.
16/08/2021 • 27 minutes 26 seconds
Season Finale (Ep. 319)
This week, financial pro Suzanne Robinson joins Kevin, Greg and Ward for the final MPU episode of the 2020-2021 season. Topics include the Andrew Cuomo scandal, Covid myths, taxing the bitcoin industry, and the ongoing tension between the more progressive, Medicare For All wing of the Democratic party and its more moderate lane.
09/08/2021 • 53 minutes 42 seconds
Rightwing Bile for Biles (Ep. 318)
This week the MPU gang talks with podcaster Cailet Kovach, host of "The Dead Don't Lie" podcast, as they talk about the rightwing attack campaign against Olympian Simone Biles, Covid booster shots, Scarlett Johansson suing Disney, and Hunter Biden's controversial art show.
02/08/2021 • 51 minutes 15 seconds
Cleveland, Clapton and Chocolate M&Ms (Ep. 317)
This week Greg and Kevin are joined by entrpreneur Linda Norrie as they look at the start of the summer Olympics, the new name for the (old) Cleveland Indians, Covid vaccine mandates on college campuses, and what everyone is binging on for summer television.
26/07/2021 • 52 minutes 6 seconds
A Lens Into China (Ep. 316)
This week, actor Kenan Heppe talks about his experience as an American living and working in China for the last four years. Other topics include Cuba, living under communism, new sports in the summer Olympics, the controversy over disqualifying sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson for smoking weed, and the Trump-Bill O'Reilly "History Tour."
19/07/2021 • 1 hour 1 minute 8 seconds
Billionaires in Space (Ep. 315)
This podcast looks at Sir Richard Branson's quick but expensive voyage into space and the United States's long and expensive voyage in Afghanistan. Then we turn our attention to the tenuous situation in Haiti, ranked choice voting in the New York City mayoral race, Trump at C-PAC, and potential good things that came out of the Covid pandemic. Sorry, though – no Eric Swalwell and no Joe Piscopo this week. You'll just have to accept us as we are.
12/07/2021 • 44 minutes 3 seconds
What Does It Mean To Be Patriotic In America (Ep. 314)
On this Fourth of July episode, the guys discuss patriotism in America today, then look at justice in America through the lenses of the Cosby verdict and the indictments of Allen Weisselberg and the Trump Organization.
05/07/2021 • 49 minutes 59 seconds
The Empire Air Strikes Back (Ep. 313)
Comedian Sue Kolinsky returns to the MPU roundtable to discuss the week in politics and pop culture, including discussions about NFL star Carl Nassib coming out and Britney Spears coming somewhat normal.
28/06/2021 • 53 minutes 10 seconds
Batman in the Bedroom (Ep. 312)
This week producer Robyn Rosenfeld returns as the panel discusses Biden's rift with the Catholic Church, Bill Maher's rift with millennials, and Batman's X rated tryst with Catwoman.
21/06/2021 • 50 minutes 32 seconds
Virtual Intimacy (Ep. 311)
This week, Kevin and Greg are joined once again by comedian Lily Khuu and first-time guest Eric Robinson, an associate professor of psychology at Baylor University, as the gang discusses everything from critical race theory to the Pentagon Papers to the new dating fad of virtual intimacy.
14/06/2021 • 58 minutes 31 seconds
Fast & Furious About Taiwan (Ep. 310)
In this compilation episode the MPU gang talks about the controversy over Fast & Furious actor John Cena's comments about Taiwan and other news stories knocking around in the zeitgeist.
07/06/2021 • 31 minutes 6 seconds
The One With The Friends Reunion (Ep. 309)
Asian-Latina American comedian Lily Khuu joins the round table again for a lively discussion about the Friends reunion TV special and other events in the news this week.
31/05/2021 • 57 minutes 31 seconds
The Disinformation Highway (Ep. 308)
This week, documentary producer Robyn Rosenfeld joins the gang to discuss misinformation, disinformation, and the political war on science. Other topics include former President Obama's talk show hints about UFOs, Rick Santorum getting fired from CNN, and how the Covid pandemic has affected the arts.
24/05/2021 • 55 minutes 45 seconds
The Great Unmasking (Ep. 307)
This episode introduces comedian Lily Khuu, a queer, multicultural, millennial who is hell-bent on providing more unique and relevant voices to the current pop culture climate. Lily and the guys discuss the latest CDC mask guidance, the wisdom of the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas, and the landscape for LGBTQ rights in 2021.
17/05/2021 • 54 minutes 34 seconds
Elon's Comin' Hide Your Heart Girl (Ep. 306)
This week the gang looks at Elon's Musk's turn as the host of SNL, the decision to keep Trump banned from Facebook, and whether the Biden infrastructure bill can be passed in its present form.
10/05/2021 • 50 minutes 19 seconds
First Hundred Days and Years (Ep. 305)
This week the MPU hosts are joined by comedian Emily Galati in a wide-ranging conversation that covers life expectancy, the first hundred days of the Biden administration, Elizabeth Warren's new book, and the metamorphosis of the television sitcom.
03/05/2021 • 38 minutes 28 seconds
Do Not Buy His Book! (Ep. 304)
This week's episode covers Bernie Madoff's legacy, John Boehner's book tour, and the twin pandemics of covid-19 and mass shootings.
19/04/2021 • 35 minutes 43 seconds
The Whitest Hip Hop Episode Ever (Ep. 303)
This week the podcasters look at the week in the news, including the passing of DMX and the legacy of his music, the passing of Prince Phillip, the rights of transgender athletes, and how royalties and publishing rights have changed the music industry.
12/04/2021 • 50 minutes 57 seconds
Bewitched vs. I Dream Of Jeannie (Ep. 302)
This week the guys talk about classic TV shows as well as current events involving Matt Gaetz, the Biden infrastructure plan, the MLB all-star game boycott of Georgia, the death of G. Gordon Liddy, and how to kill a man with a pencil. (Ooops!)
05/04/2021 • 47 minutes 58 seconds
Roaring Twenties (Ep. 301)
This week the MPU gang looks at Donald Trump's return to the public eye, the sad uptick in mass shootings, Republican attempts at voter suppression, and what it all portends for the 2020s and beyond.
29/03/2021 • 48 minutes 20 seconds
The MPU gang celebrates their 300th episode with some memories from the past, then look at the issues of the week, including violence against Asian Americans, the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border, staffers fired from the White House for smoking weed in their past, and the Snyder cut of Justice League.
22/03/2021 • 47 minutes 53 seconds
Everybody Loves Covid (Ep. 299)
This week's podcast marks the one year anniversary of the Covid crisis and lockdowns. The gang also looks at President Biden's approval ratings, the competition for college admissions in the post-Covid era, the GOP's assault on voting rights, where we are a year after the police shooting of Breonna Taylor, the Derek Chauvin trial, and the uproar over Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah.
15/03/2021 • 46 minutes 11 seconds
Dr. Seuss Abuse (Ep. 298)
This week's podcast covers the Dr. Seuss kerfuffle, whether Andrew Cuomo should resign or not, the good and the bad in the Covid-19 Relief package, mask burning rallies in Idaho, the hosts' stories of trying to get their Covid vaccines, and what Walter Cronkite might be like if he was broadcasting the news today.
08/03/2021 • 38 minutes 28 seconds
Cancel Culture (Ep. 297)
This week, comedian Larry XL joins the gang again to discuss CPAC, Woody Allen versus Mia Farrow, cancel culture, and the nebulous future of the $15/hour minimum wage.
01/03/2021 • 38 minutes 24 seconds
Black History Month (Ep. 296)
This week the gang is joined by comedian Larry Nichols (aka Larry XL) to discuss Black History Month. Also covered: the big freeze that hit Texas and other states, the politics of energy, the passing of Rush Limbaugh, and ex-President Trump's return to the public spotlight.
22/02/2021 • 45 minutes 51 seconds
Fired By Robocall (Ep. 295)
This week's podcast looks ahead to the senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump, a discussion of who should be in line to get the coronavirus vaccine next, some joy over Lou Dobbs being dumped by Fox Business News, and the best and worst ways to find out you've been fired.
08/02/2021 • 52 minutes 19 seconds
Space Lasers (Ep. 294)
This week's podcast covers the Myanmar coup and what it means for the USA, the Covid-19 relief package negotiations, the upcoming impeachment trial, the death battle between Reddit and hedge funds, and the one issue that seems to create true partisanship across the political spectrum.
01/02/2021 • 47 minutes 16 seconds
Rolex-gate (Ep. 293)
This week the gang looks at the Biden inaugural and the kick off of the new administration.
25/01/2021 • 49 minutes 24 seconds
The Final Days (Ep. 292)
Joined by a Gen Z public policy student at American University in DC, the gang looks at the final days of the Trump Administration and what to expect from the coming senate impeachment trial and Biden's first hundred days.
18/01/2021 • 51 minutes
Seditious Minds (Ep. 291)
This episodes looks at the Capitol Hill riot and what it portends for the Biden administration and beyond.
11/01/2021 • 49 minutes 15 seconds
Georgia On Everyone's Mind (Ep. 290)
This week singer Sally Kuehne joins the gang to talk about the latest controversial Trump tape, the Georgia senate run-off races, the looming Electoral College showdown, and our favorite new streaming series.
04/01/2021 • 46 minutes 41 seconds
Year In Review (Ep. 289)
This week, Greg, Ward and Kevin take a look at 2020 in review and how Facebook is bungling it's much ballyhooed efforts to police hate speech.
28/12/2020 • 54 minutes
Night Court Reboot (Ep. 288)
This episode features Greg, Kevin, Ward, and Kevin's son, Max, who talks about what it's like to be recent college graduate in the time of coronavirus. Then the gang looks at the news of the week and finishes with a look at the new Night Court reboot seen through the eyes of a former Night Court writer.
21/12/2020 • 1 hour
Sue Kolinsky talks Ellen and The Osbournes, Part 2 (Ep. 287)
In part two of our interview with comedian and TV producer Sue Kolinsky, she reveals some inside tidbits about performking at The Comedy Store and working with Mitzi Shore, Ellen DeGeneres, The Osbournes, actor Corey Haim, comedian Robert Schimmel, writing for Sex and the City, and what it's like to produce reality television shows.
13/12/2020 • 53 minutes 49 seconds
The BLM Car (Ep. 286)
An interview with the Texas man whose car bears the names of over 1500 black people who've been killed by police.
06/12/2020 • 38 minutes 8 seconds
Sue Kolinsky, Part 1 (Ep. 285)
Comedian and "The Osbournes" producer Sue Kolinsky joins the MPU gang to discuss current events and some backstage insights into the TV and movie industries. This is Part 1 of a two-part episode.
01/12/2020 • 42 minutes 19 seconds
Inside The Biden-sphere (Ep. 284)
This week, Greg and Kevin look possible Biden Cabinet appointments, why Bernie would be a poor choice at Labor, the national embarrassment of the Trump legal team, and what TV commercials for Coronavirus vaccines might look like.
23/11/2020 • 43 minutes 42 seconds
Election Afterglow (Ep. 283)
This week's podcast looks at Trump's continuing effort to contest the election results and a deeper dive into the list of Republican senators who could be drafted into the Biden cabinet, thereby allowing their state's Democratic governor to pick their replacement.
16/11/2020 • 52 minutes 49 seconds
Biden Boogaloo (Ep. 282)
This week the gang looks at the 2020 election results, how the world responded to Biden's win, and do a deep dive at what it means for the nation and the Democratic party. Toward the end, DJ and Kevin hit on a brilliantly devious way that Joe Biden can flip the senate blue even without winning the runoff elections in Georgia.
09/11/2020 • 1 hour 8 minutes 36 seconds
Election D-Day (Ep. 281)
On this week's podcast, the gang handicaps the presidential election and the world it will portend.
02/11/2020 • 47 minutes 50 seconds
Mr. Borat Goes to Washington (Ep.280)
This week's podcast looks at the final presidential debate, the panic among Democrats about potential post-election GOP shenanigans, and how Sacha Baron Cohen may have just helped make Joe Biden president.
25/10/2020 • 56 minutes 41 seconds
October Surprise (Ep. 279)
This episode covers the Trump and Biden dualing townhalls, the state of the race with two weeks left, and everything that's wrong with the "October Surprise" of the Hunter Biden faux email scandal.
19/10/2020 • 49 minutes 12 seconds
The Regenerator (Ep. 278)
This episode looks at the president's return to the campaign trail after his Covid vacation, the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings, and whether Trump can revive his sinking campaign.
12/10/2020 • 53 minutes 54 seconds
The Oval Covid Ward (Ep. 277)
This episode covers the first presidential debate, reactions to Trump's Covid-19 diagnosis, and how North Carolina Democrat Cal Cunningham's sexting scandal could affect the battle for control of the senate.
05/10/2020 • 40 minutes 23 seconds
A Post-Election Battle Plan (Ep. 276)
Topics include how Joe Biden and the Democratic party should fight back against attempts to overthrow the will of the people in November, the upcoming presidential debate, and how Senate Democrats should go about questioning SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett during her confirmation hearing.
28/09/2020 • 53 minutes 41 seconds
Life Post-RBG (Ep. 275)
This week the gang discusses what the world will be like in the aftermath of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing, the future of the ACA and Roe v. Wade, the presidential campaign in the shadow of the upcoming confirmation battle, and the Emmy Awards in the time of Covid-19.
21/09/2020 • 52 minutes 35 seconds
Don't Tape Me, Bro! (Ep. 274)
This episode looks at the new Bob Woodward book and Trump's audio tape confessions, the potential sale of TikTok to Oracle and what that could mean for the popular social media platform, and the state of the presidential race as we march toward the debates.
14/09/2020 • 50 minutes 50 seconds
Boater Fraud (Ep. 273)
This episode looks at the ill-fated Trump boat parade and the president's reportedly dismissive comments about military veterans and soldiers who died in battle.
07/09/2020 • 57 minutes 19 seconds
Uncivil War (Ep. 272)
This episode looks at the aftermath of the Republican Convention and dual protest shooting deaths in Portland and Kenosha.
31/08/2020 • 47 minutes 58 seconds
The Honorable Tom Selleck (Ep. 271)
This MPU episode assesses the Democratic Convention and what to expect from the Republican Convention...with a little help from Magnum P.I. himself.
24/08/2020 • 51 minutes 58 seconds
The Democratic Un-Convention (Ep. 270)
In this episode, entertainment industry veterans Paul Block and Ward Anderson join the panel to preview the Democratic National Convention and wedge issues that are heating up the campaign.
17/08/2020 • 55 minutes
Executive Orders and Wet Ass P*ssies (Ep. 269)
This week, the hosts look at why Trump's latest executive orders will not advance the cause of pandemic relief and why Cardi B's new song about women's sexual power advances modern day feminism.
10/08/2020 • 43 minutes 58 seconds
The Ted Bundy Recession (Ep. 268)
This week the gang talks about Trump's threat to delay the election, how and why the the postmaster general is trying to weaken the postal service, the demon sperm doctor who endorsed hydroxychloroquine, how Louie Gohmert is capitalizing on having Covid-19, and the hosts make their best guesses as to why Joe Biden's vp announcement was delayed.
03/08/2020 • 51 minutes 42 seconds
Bitches Get Stuff Done (Ep. 267)
This week's podcast covers the escalating tensions on the streets of Portland and Seattle, Kim Kardashian's comments about Kanye's bipolar disorder, Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard, and AOC's perfect takedown of Ted Yoho.
27/07/2020 • 43 minutes 48 seconds
Portlandia (Ep. 266)
This week's podcast looks at the highly suspicious federal agents being unleashed on the streets of Portland and the highly suspicious President being unleashed on Chris Wallace and Fox News.
20/07/2020 • 50 minutes 57 seconds
Covid Hits Home (Ep. 265)
This week, as the coronavirus rips through the nation, everyone seems to know someone who's been personally affected by Covid-19, including the More Perfect Union family.
13/07/2020 • 59 minutes 21 seconds
Fundraising Fireworks (Ep. 264)
This week's podcast looks at the Conway family feud, the latest campaign fundraising numbers, Trump's bipolar phone calls with world leaders, and the Covid-19 economy.
06/07/2020 • 47 minutes 19 seconds
Black Actors Matter (Ep. 263)
This week's podcast looks at the face mask culture wars, Joe Biden's ever expanding lead in the polls, how Hollywood finally came around to the idea of casting diverse characters with diverse actors and actresses, and a look at the newest social media political platform: Parler.
29/06/2020 • 48 minutes 53 seconds
TikTok Carnage (Ep. 262)
This week's podcast looks at Trump's disappointing Tulsa rally turnout, the new John Bolton book, and how the Supreme Court continues to defy expectations with surprisingly fair-minded decisions.
22/06/2020 • 48 minutes 2 seconds
Black Voices Matter (Ep. 261)
This week's podcast looks at the powerful voices of comedians Dave Chappelle, Jay Pharoah and other celebrities in the black community, and the now unfortunate voice of JK Rowling as it relates to the trans community. Then we turn our attention to all things politics as the growing chasm between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
15/06/2020 • 54 minutes 46 seconds
Lady G (Ep. 260)
This week's podcast features comedian Ward Anderson as he and the gang discuss the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests and some common misconceptions about the 2020 presidential race.
08/06/2020 • 46 minutes 28 seconds
The Protests Pandemic (Ep. 259)
This week's podcast looks at the outbreak of protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police, and how the coronavirus pandemic is playing out in each of the hosts' states.
01/06/2020 • 53 minutes 47 seconds
Killer Haircut (Ep. 258)
This week's podcast looks at President Trump's dark conspiracy theories about Joe Scarborough, vote-by-mail fraud and Obamagate; Joe Biden's verbal blunder about black voters who might prefer Trump over him; and how Bernie Sanders could be inadvertently helping Biden by keeping his name on primary ballots.
25/05/2020 • 46 minutes 27 seconds
Unmasking America (Ep. 257)
This week's podcast hosts a spirited discussion of the latest Trump Friday Night Massacre, Michael Flynn, Justin Amash, Eric Trump, and the Facebook avatar craze.
18/05/2020 • 53 minutes 23 seconds
Obama Speaks (Ep.256)
This week's episode looks at former President Obama's controversial conference call remarks about the current administration and how each of the hosts is experiencing social distancing in their communities.
11/05/2020 • 53 minutes 46 seconds
Trust But Verify (Ep. 255)
04/05/2020 • 55 minutes 20 seconds
Bleach Blonde (Ep. 254)
The week's podcast introduces DJ's wife, Ora, as she joins the gang to disinfect the week in coronavirus news.
27/04/2020 • 36 minutes 47 seconds
Biden Endorsements Galore (Ep. 253)
This MPU podcast catches up with the 2020 presidential race as Democrats line up to endorse Joe Biden. Then the hosts look at the week in the world of Coronavirus.
20/04/2020 • 53 minutes 22 seconds
School's Out (Forever?) [Ep.252]
This episode looks at how the coronavirus will affect schools, the economic recovery, and the 2020 presidential election.
13/04/2020 • 46 minutes 25 seconds
Unemployment Pandemic (Ep. 251)
This episode dives deep into the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the controversial decision to hold the Wisconsin primary during that state's stay-at-home lockdown. Then the hosts share what necessities of life they have learned to buy online while sheltering in place.
07/04/2020 • 56 minutes 39 seconds
Gimme Shelter In Place (Ep. 250)
This episode looks at the new shelter-in-place culture and then answers the burning Bernie Bros. question, "where's Joe Biden?" (Hint: you're not looking hard enough.)
31/03/2020 • 50 minutes 10 seconds
1918 Or 1929? (Ep. 249)
This episodes looks at the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak and the status of the Democratic primary race in a Covid-19 world.
24/03/2020 • 51 minutes 36 seconds
But He Persisted (Ep. 248)
This episode looks ahead at the primaries in Florida, Illinois, Arizona and (maybe) Ohio, and other news that isn't necessarily about Trump or Covid-19.
17/03/2020 • 48 minutes 11 seconds
VP Stakes (Ep. 247)
This week's podcast looks at the two man race between Biden and Sanders, who would make a good VP choice for Joe, how the CoronaVirus could change the way we live, and the long-term impact of Trump's new truce deal with the Taliban.
10/03/2020 • 41 minutes 59 seconds
Return of the Biden (Ep. 246)
This week's podcast looks ahead to Super Tuesday and the Biden endorsement surge.
03/03/2020 • 37 minutes 35 seconds
Goin' To Carolina (Ep. 245)
This week's podcast looks ahead to the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday.
25/02/2020 • 41 minutes 1 second
President Rick Santorum (Ep. 244)
This week's episode looks at Attorney General Bill Barr's moves to reward Trump's friends and the state of the Democratic primary race.
18/02/2020 • 20 minutes 30 seconds
Tweaking Mitch McConnell's Balls (Ep. 243)
This podcast looks at the senate impeachment vote, the results of the Iowa caucuses, and the shape of the Democratic race. Plus you'll learn why Mitch McConnell got his very own episode title!
11/02/2020 • 36 minutes 56 seconds
Iowa App Issues (Ep. 242)
This week's episode covers the confusion surrounding the Iowa caucuses, the imminent acquittal in the senate impeachment, and how the hosts reacted to the Super Bowl half-time show controversy.
05/02/2020 • 31 minutes 52 seconds
One Week To Iowa (Ep. 241)
This episode looks at the ongoing senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump, the final days before the Iowa caucus, the Coronavirus, and the public response to the sudden passing of Kobe Bryant.
28/01/2020 • 37 minutes 13 seconds
Inside Iowa (Ep. 240)
In this podcast episode, former SNL cast member Gary Kroeger talks about what it's like inside an Iowa caucus and then joins the gang to look ahead to the senate impeachment trial of Donald John Trump.
21/01/2020 • 42 minutes 17 seconds
Hot Dog Eating Contest (Ep. 239)
In this episode the MPU gang looks at the upcoming impeachment trial, Trump's Iran brouhaha, the Iowa caucuses, and their choices for the Oscars.
14/01/2020 • 42 minutes 1 second
The Three B's (Ep. 238)
This episode features discussions about the new hostilities with Iran, whether it's good for Democrats to have John Bolton testify at the senate impeachment trial, and what it means now that Biden, Buttigieg and Bernie (the three B's) have risen to the top in Iowa.
07/01/2020 • 34 minutes 19 seconds
The Aaron Sorkin President (Ep. 237)
This week, Rebekah and DJ fly solo as they discuss the impeachment standoff, the latest Democratic debate, the person running to be the Aaron Sorkin president, and how the evangelical right has been co-opted by the conservative right (or vice versa).
24/12/2019 • 54 minutes 58 seconds
Saying The Quiet Part Out Loud (Ep. 236)
The MPU gang wraps up 2019 with a look at the pending senate impeachment trial, the rumored China trade deal, and the winnowing of the Democrats' presidential debate stage. The hosts end their final 2019 podcast with a personal glimpse at their wishes for the holiday season and year to come.
17/12/2019 • 44 minutes 33 seconds
Impeachment Carols (Ep.235)
In this episode, Greg returns as the gang banters about the articles of impeachment and how the loss of Kamala Harris affects the Democratic primary field.
12/12/2019 • 47 minutes 38 seconds
More Perfect Monologues (Ep. 234)
In this special episode, each of the MPU hosts speaks directly to you about issues that have been on their minds over the Thanksgiving holiday.
03/12/2019 • 13 minutes 30 seconds
DJ ❤️ Mayor Mike (Ep. 233)
This episodes covers Trump's interference with Navy discipline, the closing testimony in the House Intelligence Committee's impeachment hearings, the recent Democratic debate, and DJ's latest crush on a candidate.
25/11/2019 • 55 minutes 10 seconds
Roger Stone Table Dance (Ep. 232)
This MPU podcast episode looks at Roger Stone’s conviction, the latest impeachment testimony, new twists in the 2020 primary race, and how the latest high school shooting affected the hosts personally.
20/11/2019 • 45 minutes 53 seconds
OK Boomer (Ep. 231)
This week's podcast looks ahead to the opening of the public impeachment inquiry, the entry of Michael Bloomberg into the Democratic primary race, the new education plans proposed by Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris, and what the "OK boomer" culture war is really about.
12/11/2019 • 48 minutes 27 seconds
Pathological Liar (Ep. 230)
This episode talks about how Democrats can use Trump's documented pathology of lying to their electoral advantage, the latest from the primary campaigns, and what the outcomes of this week's statewide elections can portend for the 2020 race.
05/11/2019 • 49 minutes 7 seconds
The I-vote Cometh (Ep. 229)
On this week’s podcast, the hosts discuss the sad sagas of Katie Hill, Harvey Weinstein, Trump versus Pelosi, and the GOP candidate who's shoplifting America’s heart.
29/10/2019 • 50 minutes 10 seconds
Repackaging Medicare For All (Ep. 228)
This episode covers Trump's sellout of the Kurds, John Bolton's sellout of Rudy Giuliani, Mitch McConnell's sellout of Thanksgiving, DJ's sellout of Christmas music, and Kevin's attempt to sell Medicare For All,
22/10/2019 • 50 minutes 32 seconds
Rudy's Partners In Crimea (Ep. 227)
This MPU episode covers the Turkish incursion into Syria and what ethnic cleansing of the Kurds might look like, Rudy's unfortunate Ukrainian pals and what a straw donor scheme might look like, Trump's growing impeachment headaches and what a senate impeachment trial might look like, what the fourth Democratic debate might look like, and AOC's 30th birthday and what a $300 haircut actually does look like.
15/10/2019 • 43 minutes 43 seconds
Whistleblowers-palooza (Ep. 226)
This episode covers developments in the impeachment imbroglio and the latest on the Democratic primary campaign trail.
07/10/2019 • 41 minutes 58 seconds
Impeachment Cobbler (#225)
This week's episode the gang discusses the obvious implications of the Ukraine scandal and we are joined by our new social media coordinator, Sarabeth.
01/10/2019 • 49 minutes 18 seconds
Ukraine - Gate (Ep #224)
This week's More Perfect Union podcast has us trying to get to the bottom of the Ukraine-Gate and takes a look this week's changes in the Democratic Primary race. Also DJ tries to explain interest rates to Greg (and fails).
23/09/2019 • 39 minutes 32 seconds
The Three Hour Debate (Ep. 223)
In this podcast the MPU gang looks back at the third Democratic primary debate, the Iran attack on Saudi oil fields, Trump’s continued parade of corruption, and how the Felicity Huffman, Brett Kavanaugh and Shane Gillis controversies are redefining justice in America.
17/09/2019 • 44 minutes 52 seconds
Spy Games (Ep. 222)
This episode covers the fallout from the burned Russian spy, how the Trump administration is dangerously rewriting the rules of federal agency independence, and what to look for (and not look for) in the upcoming Democratic debate.
10/09/2019 • 48 minutes 30 seconds
"F" The Gun Culture (Ep. 221)
On the heels of yet another mass shooting in Texas, the More Perfect Union hosts discuss the second amendment, the rationale for hunting as a sport, and how to take on the out-of-control gun culture in this country. Then they turn their sights on the 2020 primaries and the rest of the week in Trumplandia, then finish with a look at Dave Chappell's new Netflix special and the state of standup comedy in the #metoo era.
02/09/2019 • 55 minutes 23 seconds
Nuking Hurricanes (Ep. 220)
In this episode the MPU gang discusses Trump's antics at the G7 summit, his idea about nuking hurricanes, and the latest entree into the Republican presidential primary contest.
26/08/2019 • 41 minutes 47 seconds
Buying Greenland (Ep. 219)
This week the MPU gang takes on the idea of buying Greenland, Ken Cuccinelli's idea of what the Statue of Liberty means, And Stephen Miller's idea of what being ruthlessly Machiavellian means.
19/08/2019 • 52 minutes 19 seconds
The Orphan Photo Op (Ep. 218)
This week the gang discusses Trump's "consoler-in-chief" trips to El Paso and Dayton, the Jeffrey Epstein suicide conspiracies, and how they deal with political differences in their own families.
12/08/2019 • 44 minutes 49 seconds
Cold Civil War (Ep. 217)
This episode looks at the aftermath of the back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, the second round of Democratic debates, the sudden stock market correction after China devalued its currency, and the Democrats' chances of retaking the senate in 2020.
06/08/2019 • 31 minutes 25 seconds
Debate Nachos (Ep. 216)
30/07/2019 • 42 minutes 4 seconds
Debate Nachos (Ep. 216)
In this episode the gang talks about the aftermath of Robert Mueller's congressional testimony, Trump's racist attacks on Elijah Cummings and Baltimore, what they expect in the new round of Democratic debates, and the secret ingredient in Greg's world-famous debate nachos.
30/07/2019 • 41 minutes 45 seconds
Mr. Mueller Goes To Washington (Ep. 215)
This week the gang talks about the impending Mueller testimony, what the public doesn't understand about Medicare For All, the propensity for convicted sex offenders to end up in the Trump orbit, and why FaceApp is the #1 menace to society.
23/07/2019 • 50 minutes 31 seconds
Birther 2.0 (Ep. 214)
This episode covers President Trump's feud with four progressive congresswomen, Nancy Pelosi's feud with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezi, Alex Acosta's feud with his own Jeffrey Epstein plea bargain, and Tom Steyer's feud with logic and reason.
16/07/2019 • 45 minutes 27 seconds
Whole Lotta Shakin' (Ep. 213)
This week, the MPU gang discusses the California earthquakes, Trump's rain-soaked military parade, and the latest developments in the 2020 presidential race.
08/07/2019 • 50 minutes 49 seconds
Debating the Debates (Ep. 212)
This week, the MPU gang looks at the first set of Democratic debates and Trump's international diplomatic travels.
01/07/2019 • 54 minutes 20 seconds
Biden v. Booker (Ep. 211)
This week, the gang looks at Trump's backpedal on Iran, Joe Biden's segregation revelation, and a give their preview of the upcoming Democratic debates.
24/06/2019 • 54 minutes 41 seconds
Opposition Research (Ep. 210)
This week, the MPU gang discusses Trump's comments about accepting opposition research from foreign governments, Sarah Sanders leaving the White House, and the four year anniversary of Trump's 2015 escalator ride into history.
17/06/2019 • 58 minutes 40 seconds
Trade War Retreat (Ep. 209)
This week, the gang talks about the end of the threatened trade war with Mexico, the Trump family's visit to England, the latest turns in the 2020 Democratic primary race, and they share some very personal anecdotes from their non-political lives.
10/06/2019 • 57 minutes 7 seconds
Life After Mueller (Ep. 208)
Portland radio personality Carl Wolfson joins the gang to discuss Robert Mueller's press conference, the state of the trade wars, the state of the Democratic primary race, potential primary challenges for Trump, and LGBT Pride Month.
03/06/2019 • 49 minutes 21 seconds
First They Call You Crazy (Ep. 207)
27/05/2019 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
Reproductive Justice (Ep. 206)
On this episode, Kevin, DJ, Greg, and Rebekah discuss the latest assault on Roe v. Wade, the Trump v. China trade war, and the primary campaign prospects of Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
20/05/2019 • 59 minutes
A Mother's Day Brother's Day (Ep. 205)
This special Mother's Day episode features each host talking about their Mother's Day plans, their families, and a political issue that's been on each of their minds this week.
11/05/2019 • 36 minutes 55 seconds
Barr Room Brawl (Ep. 204)
On this week's podcast, Greg, DJ and Rebekah chat with comedian John Wing about the Barr hearings and the rest of the week in politics.
06/05/2019 • 53 minutes 56 seconds
The Acrimony Primary (Ep. 203)
This week's "More Perfect Union" podcast features comedian and radio personality Carl Wolfson as we discuss Joe Biden entering the Democratic primary race and what that portends for the 2020 election.
29/04/2019 • 58 minutes
Does Not Exonerate (Ep.202)
22/04/2019 • 1 hour 15 seconds
I Spy With My Little FBI (Ep. 201)
This episode covers Attorney General William Barr's testimony about the FBI spying on the Trump campaign, Pete Buttigieg's official entry into the 2020 primary race, what it means to be a "millionaire" running for president, and alleged billionaire Donald Trump's latest assault on asylum seekers and sanctuary cities.
15/04/2019 • 48 minutes 38 seconds
Our 200th Show! (Ep. 200)
This week, the MPU hosts celebrate their 200th broadcast by reflecting on the week in politics. They also talk about the history of the podcast, let us meet their families, and share some fun surprises along the way.
08/04/2019 • 1 hour 46 seconds
Special Olympics & Special Sandwiches (Ep. 199_b)
This short podcast serves as a prequel for the upcoming 200th More Perfect Union episode, covering Betsy DeVos and her attack on the Special Olympics.
01/04/2019 • 15 minutes 12 seconds
Life After Mueller (Ep. 199)
On this week’s episode, the gang does a post-mortem on the findings of the Mueller Report and its impact on the 2020 election, the once-rumored pairing of Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams, and whether Pete Buttigieg could emerge as a real 2020 contender.
25/03/2019 • 49 minutes 19 seconds
College Daze (Ep. 198)
This week the MPU gang talks about the college admissions cheating scandal, the rise of white nationalism, and Beto O'Roarke's entrance into the 2020 Democratic primary field.
18/03/2019 • 44 minutes 51 seconds
A Blameless Life (Ep. 197)
This episode looks at the Paul Manafort sentencing surprise, the latest turns in the Democratic primary race, what's behind Chelsea Manning's refusal to testify against Julian Assange, and Rebekah puts forth a strong feminist view on a woman's right to control her own body.
10/03/2019 • 48 minutes 26 seconds
The Cohen Mutiny (Ep. 196)
This week the gang discusses Michael Cohen's public congressional testimony and offer up their dream tickets for the Democratic nomination.
04/03/2019 • 43 minutes 54 seconds
Waiting for the Man (Ep. 195)
This week the gang speculates on the Mueller Report and why it most likely won't be the toothless "dud" that some cable news talking heads are claiming it could be.
25/02/2019 • 40 minutes 1 second
Hanging with Mr. Trump (Ep. 194)
This week, Kevin, Greg and Rebekah are joined by standup comedian Bruce Smirnoff, who regales them with stories about his 48 hours hanging out with Donald Trump.
18/02/2019 • 50 minutes 7 seconds
Agreement In Principle (Ep. 193)
This week, the gang is joined by comedian Ward Anderson, as they look at Democrats' annoying habit of taking the high road, Virginian politicians' annoying habit of wearing blackface, U.S. senators' annoying habit of running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and Jeff Bezos's annoying habit of emailing pics of his "junk."
12/02/2019 • 49 minutes 34 seconds
Blackface About-face (Ep. 192)
The gang discusses the Gov. Ralph Northam blackface scandal, the latest entrees into the 2020 presidential race, the many confusing definitions of Medicare For All, and what's behind Trump's sudden turnaround on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
04/02/2019 • 48 minutes 42 seconds
Indicting the Stone (Ep. 191)
This MPU episode looks at the aftermath of the shutdown battle, Roger Stone's indictment in the Mueller Investigation, Bernie Sanders' imminent announcement about his run for president, and whether Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz could shake up – and mess up – the 2020 campaign.
28/01/2019 • 42 minutes 1 second
BuzzFeed Buzzkill (Ep. 190)
This week's More Perfect Union podcast takes a look inside the mind of Donald Trump, the latest on who's in and who's out of the 2020 presidential primaries, how Robert Mueller put the buzzkill on BuzzFeed News, and the controversial Gillette ad about "Toxic Masculinity."
21/01/2019 • 47 minutes 50 seconds
Ladies First (Ep. 189)
This week's episode looks at the first set of Democratic candidates to announce for the 2020 presidential primary race, how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is beating her critics on social media, the various nicknames for Donald Trump's "manhood," and how the walls of the Russia probe are closing in on Trump.
15/01/2019 • 49 minutes 1 second
Shutdown Showdown Hoedown (Ep. 188)
This MPU episode looks at the ongoing showdown between President Trump and the new Democratic congressional majority over his demand for $5.7 billion for his border wall/steel slats/fence/drones/security/whatever, watching Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dance on the top marginal tax rate, and Elizabeth Warren's first week on the presidential campaign trail.
07/01/2019 • 47 minutes 26 seconds
Rebekah Womansplains It All (Ep. 187)
This week, The More Perfect Union presents a special New Year's eve mini-episode where Rebekah takes on the guys without interruptions or mansplaining. If 2018 was the year of the woman, this is the MPU podcast of the woman.
31/12/2018 • 5 minutes 15 seconds
Mexican Standoff (Ep. 186)
This episode looks at the partial government shutdown and who will emerge victorious, the Go Fund Me drive to help fund the border wall, Trump's plan to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan, and the looming war between Bernie and Beto for the soul of the Democratic left.
24/12/2018 • 50 minutes 1 second
Trump Train Wreck (Ep. 185)
This episode looks at the legal asault on Obamacare, the looming government shutdown, the continuing tragedy on the southern border, and the latest in the Robert Mueller Russia probe. Plus check out our Number 1 ranking on podranker.com/political-podcasts
17/12/2018 • 33 minutes 32 seconds
Looking Back: An MPU Retrospective (Ep. 184)
This special retrospective episode looks back at the early days of the More Perfect Union podcast from our very first podcast in September 2015 through the end of 2016, with clips that cover the rise of Trump, chaos in the GOP campaign, and the Hillary-Bernie battle for the soul of the Democratic party.
03/12/2018 • 51 minutes 46 seconds
Border Disorder (Ep. 183)
This episode looks at the tragic chaos at the southern border, the comical chaos of the Trump administration, and the looming chaos of the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries.
26/11/2018 • 46 minutes 44 seconds
Election Reform (Ep. 182)
This week's podcast looks at the fallout from the midterms, some possible ways to improve the U.S. election process, Trump's Jim Acosta banning debacle, crazy conspiracies surrounding Michael Avenatti, and rumors about Condi Rice and the Cleveland Browns.
19/11/2018 • 46 minutes 54 seconds
The Next Big Battle (Ep. 181)
This episode looks at the results of the 2018 midterms and what could be coming in their aftermath. Then the hosts muse about a new dating app for Trump supporters and what a dating profile there might sound like.
12/11/2018 • 47 minutes 15 seconds
Midterm Madness (Episode 180)
The MPU hosts make their final predictions about the midterms and what the world will look like post-midterms no matter which party prevails.And here's a link to Feedspot Blog Reader that ranked The More Perfect Union the #20 political podcast in the universe (or at least, The Milky Way). https://blog.feedspot.com/political_podcasts/
05/11/2018 • 51 minutes 45 seconds
Bring Back The Balance (Ep. 179)
In this episode the gang talks about the role of social media in the horrific violence of last week and in our devolving political discourse, Trump's Hillary-esque problem with non-secure cell phones, and the best way for voters to help bring back the balance in our national politics.
29/10/2018 • 45 minutes 31 seconds
Uncivil War (Ep. 178)
This week's podcast looks at the final days of the midterm campaign in the age of incivility, Trump's assault on transgender and non-binary individuals, and how a Medicare Buy-In program could be the pathway to single payer Medicare-For-All without the onerous tax burden. Then the gang muses about Elizabeth Warren's prospects for 2020 and Hillary Clinton's prospects for anonymity.
22/10/2018 • 52 minutes
Kanye, Taylor, Elvis & Alec (Ep. 177)
This episode covers the tightening midterm polls and what they portend for Democrats in November and beyond, Kanye's weird White House visit, Taylor Swift's entry into politics, the Fox News obsession with Maxine Waters and "angry mobs," and the potentially dangerous effect of Alec Baldwin's SNL Trump impression on the electorate. Plus Kevin reveals the secret reason he missed last week's show.
15/10/2018 • 45 minutes 17 seconds
Brett and the Giant Im-Peach (Ep.176)
This week's episode of the MPU podcast looks at the possible fallout of the Kavanaugh appointment to the Supreme Court. We also discuss Trump's foreign policy plan (or lack of one) and finally we talk about the best way to protest that won't offend your conservative friends and family.
07/10/2018 • 42 minutes 50 seconds
Judging the Judge (Ep. 175)
This episode of the MPU podcast looks at the dual testimonies of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Prof. Christine Blasey Ford, where things go from here, and cool Go Fund Me ideas for our political times. Brought to you by Blinkist.com – the app that makes reading easy. Use promo code blinkist.com/union to start your free seven day trial.
01/10/2018 • 55 minutes 37 seconds
He Said, THEY Said (Ep. 174)
This week the gang speaks to Naseem Makiya, CEO of OutVote.com, a new app designed to help people get their friends and contacts out to vote in the midterms. Then the conversation turns to the latest Rod Rosenstein controversy, the new accuser in the Brett Kavanaugh saga, and new suggestions for Ben & Jerry's politically themed flavors.
24/09/2018 • 39 minutes 23 seconds
Manafort Flips (Ep. 173)
This week's episode looks at Paul Manafort's felonious flip, Bret Kavanaugh's high school harassment allegations, Nikki Haley's costly curtains controversy, and GOP mega-donors who are walking away fro the Republican party.
17/09/2018 • 43 minutes 2 seconds
25th Amendment (Ep. 172)
This episode covers how the Anonymous op-ed is being used by the media, how the 25th Amendment #TFA hashtag is used by the White House staff, how Trump campaign aid George Papadopoulos was used by the Russians, how SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh was used by Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, how President Obama is is being used by Democrats and Republicans, and how Serena Williams is being used by the #MeToo movement.And here's the link to Part 2 of Kevin's interview about his years writing for "Saturday Night Live" and other TV series. http://thatweekinsnl.libsyn.com/a-conversation-with-kevin-kelton-part-2
10/09/2018 • 40 minutes 23 seconds
The 60 Day Rule (Ep. 171)
This week the gang debates the impact of the Justice Department's 60 day rule on the midterms and the Mueller investigation, the Florida governor's race, Colin Kaepernick's new Nike deal, the fallout from Louis CK's surprise comeback performance, the push to rename the Senate Office Building after John McCain, and which historic senators are also worthy of having a DC building named after them. And here's the link to hear Part 1 of Kevin's interview about writing for "Saturday Night Live": http://thatweekinsnl.libsyn.com/a-conversation-with-kevin-kelton-part-1
04/09/2018 • 51 minutes 35 seconds
Not-So-Super Delegates (Ep. 170)
This episode looks at the legacy of John McCain, the latest legal developments threatening to sink the Trump presidency, and how the DNC has changed its superdelegate rules to help win back the hearts and souls of progressive Democrats.
27/08/2018 • 46 minutes 22 seconds
Verdicts and Plea Bargains (Ep. 169)
This special episode of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the upshot of the Paul Manafort guilty verdicts and the Michael Cohen plea bargain.
22/08/2018 • 31 minutes 39 seconds
Clown Parade (Ep. 168)
This episode looks at the demise of beloved Trump's military parade, Rudy Giuliani's "truth is not truth" gaffe, Trump's security clearance disappearing act, Omarosa's continuing tale of the tapes, the dust-up over whether Russia hacked into Florida's election system, and Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti's lapdance toward 2020.
19/08/2018 • 56 minutes 7 seconds
The Further Adventures of SPACE FORCE (Ep. 167)
This week the guys look at the recent primary results, the innate racism of the 'Unite The Right' marches, the prospects for seeing Robert Mueller subpoena Trump to testify, and the further adventures of Trump's beloved Space Force.
13/08/2018 • 51 minutes 40 seconds
Another Type of Puppet Show (Ep. 166)
This week the gang talks about th ups and downs of the economy, the pluses and minuses of picking a fight with a King and shadowy world of a completly fake conspiracy group (our favorite kind!!).
05/08/2018 • 47 minutes 57 seconds
Two Americas (Ep. 165)
DJ, Greg, Rebekah and Kevin discuss how the Democratic Socialist movement in the age of Trump is impacting the political and cultural divide in America. Then they turn to the Michael Cohen tapes, Ivanka's political ambitions, and the economic "sugar high" caused by the Trump trade wars.
30/07/2018 • 59 minutes 58 seconds
Pallin' With Putin (Ep. 164)
This week the gang is joined by music professor and musical satirist Wes Flinn as they discuss the fallout from the Trump–Putin summit and the latest twists in the Mueller investigation.
23/07/2018 • 58 minutes 2 seconds
From Russia, With Love (Ep. 163)
On this episode, Greg, Rebekah and Kevin discuss the NATO summit, Trump's summit with Putin, the Peter Srtzok hearing, and Sacha Baron Cohen's new TV series that's rumored to tear up Washington.
16/07/2018 • 40 minutes 8 seconds
Calling Shenanigans (Ep. 162)
This week the gang discusses the allegations against GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, whether Scarlett Johansson should be playing a trans character, and Greg calls shenanigans on pretty much everyone in D.C.
09/07/2018 • 53 minutes 56 seconds
Courting Disaster (Ep. 161)
In light of the retirement of Anthony Kennedy and the now open SCOTUS seat, author and voting rights advocate David Daley joins the MPU gang to discuss the tenuous future for Roe v. Wade, the terrifiying future for gerrymandering, the tragic future of U.S. trade policy, and the tantalizing future of soon-to-be congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.
02/07/2018 • 52 minutes 54 seconds
The Red Hen (Ep. 160)
This episode of the MPU podcast covers the Trump immigration fiasco at the souther border and Sarah Huckabee Sanders' dining fiasco at The Red Hen.
25/06/2018 • 45 minutes 15 seconds
Space Force (Ep. 159)
This episode covers the Trump's newly announced "Space Force," the immigration debacle, the ballot initiative to break up California, the sexual abuse allegations surrounding Chris Hardwick, and the rumored "Roseanne" spinoff. Then Greg wraps it all up with a space force serenade!
19/06/2018 • 46 minutes 32 seconds
Summit Fever (Ep. 158)
This MPU episode covers the North Korean nuclear summit, the G7 summit, primary talk, the SCOTUS voter roll purge decision, and how the Trump administration's continued attacks on Obamacare may help the Democrats in the fall elections.
12/06/2018 • 47 minutes 2 seconds
The New Blacklist? (Ep. 157)
This week's MPU podcast looks at the SCOTUS cake baker decision; the dueling scandals of Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee, and how they relate to the Hollywood Blacklist of the 1950s; Trump's escalating trade wars; and the California primary. But beware: due to the controversies of last week, the language here is extremely raw. So if you have sensitive ears, just skip this one and we'll See You Next Tuesday.
05/06/2018 • 40 minutes 29 seconds
Across the Pond (Ep. 156)
Introducing a European version of our MPU weekly political roundtable, with DJ McGuire, Greg Matusak and Cliff Dunn discussing the latest turns in Italian, Irish and other European politics.
01/06/2018 • 38 minutes 55 seconds
Taking a Knee and a Fine (Ep.155)
This week's episode looks at the fallout from the NFL's new rule to fine teams when a player takes a knee, Jeff Sessions' decision to separate immigrant children from their undocumented parents, and the off-again-on-again North Korean summit. Will Donald meet Kim? Will Kim take a knee? And will Trump be separated from his new baby, the Indonesian theme park being financed by China's ZTE? All that plus the derivation of "Oy vey, Maria!" on this week's More Perfect Union.
28/05/2018 • 45 minutes 32 seconds
Leave No Stone Un-Indicted (Ep. 154)
This week's episode looks at the Royal Wedding, Trump and Giuliani's tag team assault on the rule of law, the possibility of Roger Stone being indicted, and some of the cultural reasons behind all the young white male school shooters in America. Real debate without the hate... and plenty of chuckles to boot.
22/05/2018 • 38 minutes 19 seconds
No More Memes (Ep. 153)
This week's More Perfect Union podcast looks at how Trump is cashing in on Chinese bribes; Facebook memes and Russian trolls; the strange worlds of Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti; the Trump-Hannity phone bromance; lots of juicy gossip about all of them; and a catty look at the Royal Wedding.
15/05/2018 • 45 minutes 22 seconds
Trumpier Than Trump (Ep. 152)
This episode of the MPU podcast covers primary results in Ohio and West Virginia, where senate candidate Don Blankenship claimed to be "trumpier than Trump." Then they take a look at Trump's very trumpy withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal and what the resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman following allegations of domestic abuse means for the #MeToo movement and beyond.
09/05/2018 • 40 minutes 51 seconds
Republican Snowflakes (Ep. 151)
This episode of the MPU podcast looks at comedian Michelle Wolf's turn as the headliner at The White House Correspondence Dinner, dictator Kim Jong-un's turn as a statesman in South Korea, President Donald Trump's turn as a guest on Fox and Friends, and Bill Cosby's turn as a convicted sex offender. Amazingly, the only one who came off well was Kim Jong-un! What does that say about the world we live in?
30/04/2018 • 48 minutes 41 seconds
Violent Agreement (Ep. 150)
The 150th episodes of "The More Perfect Union" podcast finds the hosts in violent agreement on some issues, in wide disagreement on others, and even saying nice things about President Trump a couple of times. (Well... sort of nice.) Then the gang looks back on their 150 episodes together and reminisce about their favorite moments.
23/04/2018 • 53 minutes 12 seconds
Multiple Bombshells (Ep. 149)
Episode 149 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at Trump's military strike on Syria and its ramifications, James Comey's new book and its ramifications, Michael Cohen's rumored 2016 trip to Prague and its ramifications, the upcoming Senate vote to protect Robert Mueller and its ramifications, and Greg's ability to do foreign accents and its ramifications.
16/04/2018 • 49 minutes 23 seconds
Whack-A-Mole (Ep. 148)
This week's The More Perfect Union podcast celebrates Sen. Tammy Duckworth's blessed event and Trump attorney Michael Cohen's blessed FBI raid.
10/04/2018 • 43 minutes 30 seconds
Roseanne & Donald: Life Irritates Art (Ep. 147)
This week's MPU podcast looks at Roseanne Barr's love affair with Donald Trump, the differences between what liberals and conservatives watch on TV, Laura Ingraham's cheap shot a Parkland shooting survivor, and what a remake of Red Dawn might look like.
02/04/2018 • 47 minutes
Spank Me Kindly (Ep. 146)
This episode of The More Perfect Union podcast covers the Stormy Daniels "60 Minutes" interivew, the March For Our Lives, John Bolton, Trump's congratulatory call to Putin, China tariffs, and Joe Biden's ominous prediction for 2020. It's real debate without the hate...and with the laughs.
25/03/2018 • 48 minutes 50 seconds
Darlings of the Left (Ep. 145)
This episode of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the new crop of darlings of the left – the Trump appointees who have turned on him or were dumped by him. Or in the case of Don Jr.'s wife, the person who dumped a Trump. Plus you'll learn the names of DJ's current band and of all of Greg's college bands.
19/03/2018 • 46 minutes 19 seconds
Stormy Weather (Ep.144)
This episode of The More Perfect Union podcast covers Trump's confusing tariff proposal, this week's Pennsylvania special election, the growing Stormy Daniels scandal, and whether Sen. Elizabeth Warren is really going to take a knee in 2020.
12/03/2018 • 49 minutes 18 seconds
Trade Wars Are Good (Ep. 143)
This episode of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at trade wars, little white lies, the exit of Hope Hicks from Trump's inner sanctum, the West Virginia teachers' strike, and some things that may secretly be making the president more cranky than normal.
05/03/2018 • 41 minutes 26 seconds
Teachers Packing Heat (Ep. 142)
This episode of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the idea of arming public school teachers, the latest in the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, and the possibility of Ohio Gov. John Kasich challenging Trump in 2020.
26/02/2018 • 46 minutes
13 Reasons Why (Ep. 141)
Episode 141 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the aftermath of the Parkland High School shooting, the indictment of 13 Russian nationals in the special counsel probe, the failed DACA negotiations, and Laura Ingraham's diss of LeBron James. Then the gang takes a look at other political podcasts and talk about why they do the show and what they think sets it apart from other podcasts. Features an interview with Jordan Cooper, host of Public Interest Podcast ( http://www.blogtalkradio.com/publicinterestpodcast ).
19/02/2018 • 1 hour 8 minutes 38 seconds
Black Eyed Prez (Ep. 140)
Episode 140 of the MPU podcast looks at the two-hour government shutdown, the domestic abuse scandal that has given the White House a black eye, and President Trump's questionable understanding of the word "treason."
12/02/2018 • 57 minutes 31 seconds
Little Donald Trump (Ep. 139)
This episode looks at the stock market meltdown, the government shutdown, the Mueller showdown, and a Dirty Dancing ho-down.
06/02/2018 • 53 minutes 47 seconds
Little Donald Trump (Ep. 139)
This episode of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the dualing Carter Page memos, the stock market freefall, Trump's war with "Little Adam Schiff," the new developments affecting the midterm elections, the looming government shutdown redux, and our favorite Super Bowl commercials. It all culminates with a Dirty Dancing tribute.
06/02/2018 • 53 minutes 17 seconds
Perjury Trap (Ep. 138)
Episode 138 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at Trump's overseas trip to Davos, his upcoming State of the Union address, and whether Trump's possible testimony in the Russia probe could be a perjury trap. Or is it a bear trap? Is it all leading to a constitutional crisis? Listen and find out.
29/01/2018 • 49 minutes 43 seconds
Trump Takes USA Chapter 11 (Ep. 137)
Episode 137 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the government shutdown, the "Release the Memo" movement, Kremlin Twitter bots, Russian Facebook trolls, the latest Trump mistress rumor, and the Aziz Ansari bad date broohah.
22/01/2018 • 45 minutes 2 seconds
Diagnosing Trump (Ep. 136)
Episode 136 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the Hawaii nuclear alert scare, President Trump's sh*t hole comment, Medicaid work requirements, The Donald's star problem, the Oprah's presidential chatter, and whether it's appropriate to psychologically diagnose the president.
15/01/2018 • 45 minutes 53 seconds
Fire and Fury: The Movie (Ep. 135)
Episode 135 of The More Perfect Union podcast discusses the new book about Steve Bannon and the Trump White House, "Fire and Fury," and muses about who might be cast in the movie.
08/01/2018 • 40 minutes 29 seconds
A More Perfect New Year
Episode 134 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks back at milestones of 2017 and closes with some new year's self-reflection about our podcast and our audience.
01/01/2018 • 46 minutes 11 seconds
The Gender Equation (Ep. 133)
The Christmas episode of "The More Perfect Union" podcast looks at the evolution of teenage gender identity and transgender issues, and then turns light as the hosts discuss their unusual political gifts and tattoo preferences.
24/12/2017 • 39 minutes 28 seconds
How the Trump Stole Christmas (Ep. 132)
This week's The More Perfect Union podcast covers the post-script on the Alabama senate race, the imminent passage of the Trump tax reform ("tax deform") bill, the net neutrality debate, the latest in the Russia investigation, government revelations about UFO sightings, and Greg's very strange "Dayton Conspiracy." Plus lots of holiday cheer from your friends at The More Perfect Union.
18/12/2017 • 41 minutes 7 seconds
Let Them Eat Cake (Ep. 131)
Episode 131 of The More Perfect Union podcast covers the Alabama senate race, the Supreme Court's hearing on same-sex marriage wedding cakes, yet another major news scandal involving Russia and pee, and other headlines of the week as Greg toots his own horn and Rebekah craves cake.
11/12/2017 • 47 minutes 19 seconds
Franken's Fall: How It All Began (Ep. 130)
This special episode of The More Perfect Union podcast talks with KABC radio host Doug McIntyre, who first broke the Al Franken sexual misconduct scandal. Doug explains his role in breaking the story and the humorous, strange path of how it came to light. Doug also talks about the Kate Steinle murder after the acquittal of the illegal immigrant who shot her, and his take on the Trump-Russia investigation.
07/12/2017 • 46 minutes 39 seconds
Men Copping Pleas and Feels (Ep. 129)
In episode 129 of The More Perfect Union poccast, Toronto radio host Ward Anderson joins the gang for a wide ranging discussion of sexual mores in the age of Trump, Moore, and Franken.
04/12/2017 • 48 minutes 3 seconds
The Devine Mystery of Net Neutrality (Ep. 128)
Episode 128 of the More Perfect Union podcast covers the mystery of what "net neutrality" really means, the latest in the ongoing GOP tax reform debate, the looming battle over the new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, more charges of sexual harrassment in Washington, D.C., and who should be Time Magazine's Person of the Year.
27/11/2017 • 46 minutes 16 seconds
Kiss of Death for Al? (Ep. 127)
Episode 127 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the latest sex scandal involving Sen. Al Franken, infamous D.C. sex scandals of the past, and which senators might help kiss the tax bill goodbye.
20/11/2017 • 58 minutes 16 seconds
Sex Sinners Abound (Ep. 126)
Episode 126 of "The More Perfect Union" podcast covers the sex scandals surrounding U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and comedian Louis C.K., plus a look at what the Virginia election results portend for 2018 and beyond.
13/11/2017 • 31 minutes 34 seconds
Rand Paul Gets Punched
Episode 125 of The More Perfect Union podcast finds the gang mourning yet another mass shooting, looking at the upcoming off-year elections, expressing dismay at Senator Elizabeth Warren, and showing compassion for Senator Rand Paul.
06/11/2017 • 49 minutes 5 seconds
Christmas in October
Episode 124 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the first waive of Mueller indictments, the ongoing saga of the dysfunctional Trump presidency, a new conspiracy theory tied to the JFK assassination document dump, and why otherwise honorable 93 year-old-men should not be judged by the size and location of their hands.
30/10/2017 • 57 minutes 2 seconds
Of Gods and Generals (Ep. 123)
Episode 123 of The More Perfect Union podcast covers the General John Kelly feud with a goldstar marine family, former presidents speaking out about Trump, the looming tax reform debate, and the story of an undocumented teenage girl who is being denied an abortion while in migrant detention.
22/10/2017 • 41 minutes 46 seconds
Stopping Future Harvey Weinsteins (Ep. 122)
Episode 122 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at how we can deter future Harvey Weinsteins, why it was a bad idea for Trump to decertify the Iran deal and stop Obamacare subsidies, and how allowing girls to become Boy Scouts both helps and hurts the fairer sex.
16/10/2017 • 55 minutes 13 seconds
Leaving Las Vegas
Episode 121 of The More Perfect Union podcast finds the hosts clashing about the need for gun safety legislation in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting attack. Then the gang turns their sites to all things Trump as they share stories, theories and gossip about the day care president and the worrisome world around him.
09/10/2017 • 1 hour 3 minutes 58 seconds
The Price Is Wrong (Episode 120)
Episode 120 of "The More Perfect Union" podcast covers Trump's various feuds with the Mayor of San Juan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Price, Rex Tillerson, Kim "Little Rocket Man" Jong-un, Cuba, China, Canada, Boeing, the estate tax, John Kasich, Bob Corker, and even Alec Baldwin. And that was one of his good weeks!
02/10/2017 • 50 minutes 1 second
Trump vs. the NFL
Episode 119 of The More Perfect Union podcast has some of the gang taking a knee to protest President Trump's attack on the NFL, and then laughing through the pain at his week of bad news from Kim "Rocket Man" Jong-un, John "Maverick Man" McCain, Jared "Email Man" Kushner, and Don "Secret Agent Man" Trump, Jr.
25/09/2017 • 45 minutes 41 seconds
International Man (Ep. 101)
Episode 101 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at President Trump's first overseas excursion, trouble brewing for Jared at home, the Trump budget, and the infamous Saudi glowing orb.
19/09/2017 • 34 minutes 44 seconds
More Perfect, After Dark: Book Deals (Ep. 99)
This "after dark" episode of the More Perfect Union podcast finds the gang dishes about who's on the outs with Donald Trump, Bill Clinton's deal to cowrite a novel, ideas for the name of Jame's Comey's tell-all book, what's happening in German politics, and personal stories from everyone's Mothers' Day.
19/09/2017 • 19 minutes 45 seconds
The Impeachment Clock (Ep. 100)
In the 100th episode of The More Perfect Union podcast, the gang talks about the prospects for impeachment now that Robert Mueller is on the case. They also look at what Democrats can do to sure up their case to voters in 2018, and why Calista was the Gingrich appointed Ambassador to the Vatican.
19/09/2017 • 32 minutes 57 seconds
Don and Clinton and Chuck and Nancy
This episode of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at Ted Cruz's Twitter escapade, Hillary's new book, Trump's pivot to the left, and some idle speculation about 2020 primary challenges from the right, from the left, and from the past.
18/09/2017 • 56 minutes 23 seconds
Debt, DACA, DeVos, Don Jr.
Episode 117 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at Trump's decision on ending DACA, raising the debt ceiling, Betsy DeVos on date rape, and Don Jr. on the hot seat.
11/09/2017 • 49 minutes 5 seconds
Labor Day Missile Sale!
The Labor Day episode of The More Perfect Union podcast covers labor unions in America, missiles in North Korea, flood waters in Texas, and Twerkers in our fan club.
04/09/2017 • 44 minutes 21 seconds
Look What You Made Me Do (Ep. 115)
This episode of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the political ramifications of Hurricane Harvey, the pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the latest release by Taylor Swift, and the victimization epidemic in America.
28/08/2017 • 58 minutes 1 second
You Just Might Be a Nazi (Ep. 114)
On this episode of The More Perfect Union podcast, the gang talks about rise of Nazis on the streets of America, the ousting of Steve Bannon from Pennsylvania Avenue, continuing dysfunction in the Trump Administration, and what the new Afghanistan war policy may be.
21/08/2017 • 54 minutes 37 seconds
Alt-Wrong (Ep. 113)
On this week's More Perfect Union podcast, the gang looks at the constitutional right of peaceable assembly in the wake of the deadly white nationalism riot in Charlottesville, the fear factor caused by the Trump Administration's nuclear showdown with North Korea, and the potential repercussions from the FBI raid of Paul Manafort's home.
14/08/2017 • 1 hour 1 minute 39 seconds
All About the Base (No Treble) (Ep.112)
Episode 112 of The More Perfect Union podcast touches on the final days of The Mooch and who might replace him, the Trump immigration bill and his battle with sanctuary cities, and the Russia probe's new grand jury. Then the gang must make some faustian choices between hypothetical 2020 presidential opponents.
07/08/2017 • 44 minutes 22 seconds
It's Moochie Time!! (Ep.111)
In episode 111 of the More Perfect Union Podcast, the gang discuss the new White House Communication director, the old White House Chief of staff, how blue Putin and Trump are after this week's sanctions on Russia and the borrowed time of Obamacare. It's a wedding of fun and smart conversation
31/07/2017 • 39 minutes 55 seconds
Pardon Power (Ep. 110)
In episode 110 of The More Perfect Union podcast series, the gang ruminates about presidential pardons, newly released intel about Jeff Session's previously undisclosed talks with the Russian ambassador, and the co-hosts own Russian connections that the MPU podcast feels compelled to reveal.
24/07/2017 • 34 minutes 16 seconds
Senator Kid Rock (Ep. 109)
In Part 2 of this week's "The More Perfect Union" podcast, the gang tries to negotiate their own bipartisan healthcare bill, argues over the reliability of CBO scores, looks at the political viability of Kid Rock and other celebrities in the era of Trump, and then reveals their own thoughts about someday running for office.
18/07/2017 • 32 minutes
The Hillary Treatment (Ep. 108)
In the first part of this week's More Perfect Union podcast, the gang discusses former President Jimmy Carter, the Don Jr. meeting with the Russians, and how the Trump Administration is getting "the Hillary treatment."
17/07/2017 • 16 minutes 2 seconds
WrestleMania (Ep. 107)
Episode 107 of "The More Perfect Union" podcast series features discussions about the Trump-CNN Logo wrestling video controversy, the Trump family at the G20 Summit, revelations of yet another previously unreported meeting between Russian lawyers and members of the Trump campaign, and we end with some funny political chants.
10/07/2017 • 48 minutes 23 seconds
Trumpcare Delayed Is Trumpcare Denied (Ep. 106)
This week's MPU podcast looks at the GOP's failure to pass an Obamacare repeal and replace bill, the U.S. arms sale to Taiwan, the potential for a U.S. ground war in Syria, the future of the Trump travel ban in the Supreme Court, and what the Founding Fathers might have thought of America in 2017.
03/07/2017 • 34 minutes 4 seconds
The Solar Wall (Ep. 105)
This episode of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at President Trump's idea for a solar-powered border wall, what it will mean for the country if Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retires, and what it will mean for Democrats if Jane Sanders' legal troubles take Bernie down with her.
26/06/2017 • 42 minutes 56 seconds
Father's Day (Ep. 104)
Episode 104 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at Father's Day in Trumpland, as the gang reviews a week of unspeakable violence, unexplainable verdicts, chasms in the Democratic party, and potential names for the Beyoncé twins.
19/06/2017 • 31 minutes
Comey Time (Ep. 103)
This week's More Perfect Union podcast looks at the senate testimony of James Comey, the likelihood of impeachment charges, congress's attempt to defang Dodd-Frank, and a little gossip about Senator Dodd and Princess Leah.
12/06/2017 • 25 minutes 38 seconds
Political Satire (Ep. 102)
In this More Perfect Union podcast, the gang takes sides on the Kathy Griffin and Bill Maher comedy controversies, debates the social etiquette of the N-word, and looks forward to what may be coming in James Comey's much anticipated congressional testimony.
05/06/2017 • 37 minutes 8 seconds
More Perfect, After Dark: Dad Talk (Ep. 83)
In this "After-Dark" podcast, D.J. talks about Cliff's politics behind his back, Greg and Helena's talk about their dads behind their backs, Cory Booker behind his back, D.J. opines on the bank panic of 2008, Molly and D.J. rip on Dodd-Frank, Kevin makes D.J. choose between a Republican and a Democrat in 2020, and we end with tales of Greg's brother taking on Kevin. It's all in good fun and with lots of detailed analysis, clashing opinions, and good-natured ribbing.
09/03/2017 • 27 minutes 56 seconds
The Russians Are Coming (Ep. 82)
Episode 82 of The More Perfect Union podcast covers the Jeff Sessions–Russian connection scandal, Trump's unsubstantiated claim that he was wiretapped by former President Obama, the Rand Paul scavenger hunt for the Obamacare replacement bill, and which Democrats the Republicans on the panel think could appeal to disappointed Trump voters in 2020.
06/03/2017 • 36 minutes 55 seconds
CPAC's Trump Tumor
Episode 81 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at how Trump coopted CPAC and the conservative movement, what new DNC chair Tom Perez means for the future of the Democratic party, and what are fair and unfair historical comparisons to the Trump administration.
27/02/2017 • 38 minutes 54 seconds
More Perfect, After Dark
This special "after-dark" episode of the #MPUpodcast finds the gang bantering about their early careers, the trials and tribulations of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the legacy of controversial Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn, and lots of Trump Administration gossip in-between.
23/02/2017 • 22 minutes 27 seconds
Fake News Invasion
Episode 79 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the national frenzy over fake news, fake fake news, fake Swedish terrorist attacks and, yes, fake boobs. (Sort of.)
20/02/2017 • 41 minutes 27 seconds
What Trump Is Getting Right
Episode 78 of The More Perfect Union podcast attempts to talk about what the 45th president is getting right after three weeks. But when we exhaust that topic after a minute or two, the discussion moves to the Mitch McConnell–Elizabeth Warren senate flair-up and how Saturday Night Live is getting under the president's skin. Then we take a look at the new administration's most lovable geek and put our spin on Ivanka's war with Nordstrom.
13/02/2017 • 36 minutes 37 seconds
Another Kent State
Episode 77 of The More Perfect Union podcast series looks at how Democrats are reacting to President Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, the Berkeley protests over alt-right mouthpiece Milo Yiannopoulos, the Muslim nation travel ban, and the real significance of the "Bowling Green Massacre" and Frederick Douglas kerfuffles.
06/02/2017 • 33 minutes 31 seconds
More Perfect After Dark
Episode 76 of The More Perfect Union podcast series is a special episode that takes you behind the scenes to hear what the hosts talk about once the real podcast ends. Warning: some of the language in this episode is saltier than an official MPU podcast.
02/02/2017 • 27 minutes 30 seconds
The Big Ban Theory
Episode 75 of The More Perfect Union podcast covers Donald Trump's executive orders for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration and Lorne Michael's indefinite ban of SNL writer Katie Rich.
30/01/2017 • 31 minutes 36 seconds
This week's More Perfect Union podcast touches on Trump's inauguration speech, the women's march, whether government should fund public broadcasting and the arts, the confirmation hearing of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, and the biggest promise that Trump has broken so far.
23/01/2017 • 32 minutes 40 seconds
The Illegitimate President
Episode 73 of The More Perfect Union podcast series covers Martin Luther King Jr. Day as it relates to the rift between civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis and President-elect Donald Trump, Sen. Corey Booker's up and down week, the latest twists in the Obamacare repeal and replace saga, and predictions for inauguration day.
16/01/2017 • 32 minutes 1 second
Meryl's Golden Speech
Episode 72 of The More Perfect Union podcast series covers Meryl Streep's anti-Trump Gold Globes speech and what happens when celebrities talk politics, President Obama and the history of presidential farewell speeches, the upcoming Cabinet confirmation hearings, and where the MPU gang will be for the Woman's March on Washington.
10/01/2017 • 31 minutes 50 seconds
Episode 71 of The More Perfect Union podcast series touches on the looming cyberwar between the USA and Russia, compares Trump's inauguration entertainment lineup to President Obama's, looks at what Democrats are doing to mount a goal-line defense of Obamacare, and sees Greg start the new year off right by ripping on his least favorite governor.
02/01/2017 • 27 minutes 8 seconds
Jet Blue Jet Setters
Episode 70 of The More Perfect Union podcast series covers Ivanka Trump's tough Jet Blue flight, her dad's tough talk on nukes and tariffs, President Obama's tough love for Bibi Netanyahu, and the MPU gang's new year's resolutions after a very tough political year.
27/12/2016 • 32 minutes 42 seconds
Episode 69 of The More Perfect Union podcast covers the meeting of the electoral college electors, North Carolina's soap opera of partisan politics, Ohio's attempt to reframe the national abortion debate, and what horror movies this year's election reminds us of.
19/12/2016 • 33 minutes 37 seconds
The Siberian Candidate
Episode 68 of The More Perfect Union podcast takes a look at new revelations surrounding Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, how Democrats should respond to the Trump presidency, and the possibility that Joe Biden might mount a run in 2020.
12/12/2016 • 32 minutes 14 seconds
Healthcare: What's Next?
Episode 67 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at what's coming in the wake of the GOP effort to repeal Obamacare.
09/12/2016 • 29 minutes 17 seconds
Trump's Taiwan Gambit
Episode 66 of The More Perfect Union podcast covers Trump's controversial call from the president of Taiwan, the President-elect's latest Cabinet picks, the soap opera between Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney over the Secretary of State job, the pros and cons of Trump's Carrier jobs deal, and a round of the game, "Name That Host."
06/12/2016 • 27 minutes 58 seconds
Episode 66 of The More Perfect Union podcast covers the Jill Stein initiated recount of Wisconsin, Romney vs. Giuliani, why Kellyanne Conway is a bad omen for the Trump White House, and the Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
28/11/2016 • 29 minutes 11 seconds
Episode 65 of The More Perfect Union podcast series covers President-elect Trump's power meeting with Hollywood Mega-Agent Ari Emmanuel, the Jeff Sessions's nomination for Attorney General, Mike Pence's "Hamilton" kerfuffle, the Democratic party's looming battles for the DNC Chair and House Minority Leader posts, and what our hosts are thankful for as Thanksgiving approaches.
21/11/2016 • 30 minutes 23 seconds
Trump Staffs Up
Episode 64 of The More Perfect Union podcast covers President-elect Trump's first staff hires, how The Donald may try to personally profit from the presidency, the anti-Trump protests, coming to terms with the election results, lessons learned for Democrats ahead of 2020, and one host tells of a new business venture to help stave off the post-election blues.
14/11/2016 • 28 minutes 32 seconds
The post-election episode of The More Perfect Union podcast covers the emotional twists and turns of election night, a post-mortem of what went wrong for the Clinton campaign, and a look at Trump's Contract with the American Voter for his first one hundred days.
10/11/2016 • 28 minutes 49 seconds
Election Confection (UPDATED)
Episode 61 of "The More Perfect Union" podcasts looks at the final hours before election day, as the hosts declare who they are voting for, make their election day predictions, and offer a special musical serenade to American voters.
07/11/2016 • 29 minutes 3 seconds
Episode 61 of "The More Perfect Union" podcasts looks at the final hours before election day, as the hosts declare who they are voting for, make their election day predictions, and offer a special musical serenade to American voters.
07/11/2016 • 29 minutes 3 seconds
The Comey Quake
Episode 60 of The More Perfect Union podcast features a discussion of the James Comey October Surprise letter, Obamacare sticker shock, the state of the race to control the senate, and a chat with John Hartness, the author of We Are Not This, an anthology book about North Carolina's infamous HB2 "bathroom law" that limits the use of public restrooms by transgender people.
31/10/2016 • 29 minutes 58 seconds
God In Politics
On this special episode of the "A More Perfect Union" podcast, Greg interviews Lutheran Pastor Lorne Hlad, co-host of the religious podcast, "To Hell With The Hotdish." http://tohellwiththehotdish.com Afterward, the gang discusses how religion has become a hot issue in the Clinton-Trump presidential campaign.
28/10/2016 • 28 minutes 56 seconds
On this week's "A More Perfect Union" podcast, the gang looks at what it takes to rig an election, claims of media bias, Trump's "first hundred days" speech, and song titles that sum up this year's election.
24/10/2016 • 29 minutes 35 seconds
The Final Face-off
In this episode of the "More Perfect Union" podcast, the gang deconstructs the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and then assess Clinton's chances of taking red states from Trump on election day.
20/10/2016 • 26 minutes 39 seconds
The Trump Kiss...Of Death
This episode of the "A More Perfect Union" podcast finds the gang looking at red states that might turn blue, states where Donald Trump is still campaigning but shouldn't be, states that Hillary Clinton has locked down, states that could go to a third party candidate, and swing states that could decide the election. Oh yeah, and they talk about Trump's crazy sex scandal because, hey... who isn't?
17/10/2016 • 32 minutes 57 seconds
Trump Goes Nuclear
In this episode of the "More Perfect Union" podcast, co-hosts Kevin Kelton, D.J. McGuire and Greg Matusak analyze the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, and the guys respond to Trump's claim that controversial Billy Bush audio clip was nothing but "locker room banter."
10/10/2016 • 31 minutes 46 seconds
The Kaine-Pence Cage Match
On this episode of the "More Perfect Union" podcast, the gang reviews the vice presidential debate between Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine and Republican Gov. Mike Pence, and how it might affect the final five weeks of the presidential campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The guys also discuss how law and order issues will play in with minority voters, and they then talk about their own taste in print journalism and TV news.
05/10/2016 • 22 minutes 46 seconds
Trump's Turbo Tax Troubles
In this episode of the "More Perfect Union" podcast, cohosts D.J. McGuire, Greg Matusak, Cliff Dunn, and Kevin Kelton discuss the week following the first presidential debate including the fallout from Donald Trump's billion dollar tax break, Gary Johnson's second brain freeze in as many weeks, and whether it's fair game to use Bill Clinton's past against Hillary.
03/10/2016 • 28 minutes 57 seconds
The Great Debate
In this episode of "A More Perfect Union," the gang gives their post-mortem on the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
27/09/2016 • 38 minutes 48 seconds
Born In the U.S.A.
The 52nd episode of the "A More Perfect Union" podcast series has cohosts D.J. McGuire, Kevin Kelton, Greg Matusak, and Cliff Dunn discussing Donald Trump's admission that Barack Obama was indeed born in the United States, the mass hysteria of hatred toward Hillary Clinton, whether Bernie Sanders can still move millennials back toward Clinton, and what we might see in the first presidential debate.
19/09/2016 • 29 minutes 26 seconds
Hillary's Health Scare
This is episode 51 of the "A More Perfect Union" podcast series. Hosts D.J. McGuire, Greg Matusak, Emily Brewer, Cliff Dunn, and Kevin Kelton discuss Hillary Clinton's 9/11 health scare, Donald Trump's performance at the Commander-in-Chief forum, Matt Lauer's lousy job as moderator, and Gary Johnson's Aleppo gaffe.
12/09/2016 • 30 minutes 8 seconds
Trump's Taco Trucks
This is the 50th episode of the "A More Perfect Union" podcast, featuring Emily Brewer, D.J. McGuire, Greg Matusak, and Kevin Kelton. This week, the conversation cover's the Donald Trump campaign's "Taco Trucks" faux pas, Hillary Clinton's debate strategy, Gary Johnson's chances of getting into the debates, and Jill Stein's chances of landing in the right city.
05/09/2016 • 35 minutes 1 second
An Undecided Voter Decides
This is episode 49 of the "A More Perfect Union" podcast series featuring Cliff Dunn, Kevin Kelton, Emily Brewer, Greg Matusak, and D. J. McGuire. This week, the hosts talk about Trump's one-eighty on immigration, Clinton's surprising new endorser, and one of the gang makes a shocking revelation about who is getting that person's vote.
29/08/2016 • 29 minutes 31 seconds
The Trump Shake-up
The August 22, 2016 episode of the "A More Perfect Union" podcast series, featuring Kevin Kelton, Emily Brewer, Greg Matusak, D.J. McGuire, and Cliff Dunn discussing the 2016 presidential election including the Donald Trump reset, Hillary Clinton and The Clinton Foundation, Steve Bannon, Bernie Sanders, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein.
22/08/2016 • 32 minutes 29 seconds
Trump's Gold Medal Gaffes
Episode 49 of the "A More Perfect Union" podcast series features hosts Kevin Kelton, Emily Brewer, D.J. McGuire, Greg Matusak, and Cliff Dunn discussions the summer Olympics, Donald Trump's bad week, controversies at The Clinton Foundation, Clinton and Trump's competing economic plans, and the importance of vice presidential picks in the 2016 campaign.
15/08/2016 • 36 minutes 18 seconds
Donald's Terrible, Awful, Not-So-Good Week
Episode 48 of the "A More Perfect Union" podcast series features hosts Kevin Kelton, D.J. McGuire, Greg Matusak, and Emily Brewer interviewing former "Saturday Night Live" cast member-turned-politician Gary Kroeger, and then they discuss the past week in the presidential campaign between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
08/08/2016 • 41 minutes 27 seconds
From Russia Without Love
Episode 47 of the More Perfect Union podcast series, hosted by Kevin Kelton, Cliff Dunn, Emily Brewer, and Greg Matusak. Topics include the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Michelle Obama, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Khizr Khan.
01/08/2016 • 40 minutes 36 seconds
Bye-Bye, Debbie Downer
More Perfect Union episode 46--a preview of the Democratic National Convention.
25/07/2016 • 33 minutes 9 seconds
In Episode 45 of the A More Perfect Union podcast, we chat with GOP delegate Emily Brewer about her trip to Cleveland, look at Donald Trump's new running mate, and speculate on who Hillary Clinton might tap as her vp candidate.
18/07/2016 • 39 minutes 30 seconds
Politics, Policing, Pride, and Prejudice
Politics, Policing, Pride, and Prejudice
11/07/2016 • 40 minutes 59 seconds
Bill and Loretta's Excellent Tarmac Adventure
Episode 43 of The More Perfect Union podcast – July 3, 2016.
04/07/2016 • 41 minutes 37 seconds
Brexit-Shmexit; Why Won't Bernie Exit?
Episode 42 of the A More Perfect Union podcast.
27/06/2016 • 38 minutes 45 seconds
Fathers Love Politics
Politics through the eyes of Father's Day.Hillary Clinton is still a woman, FYI.Orlando continues to suck.
20/06/2016 • 53 minutes 48 seconds
Presumptive Nominees Abound
Clinton gets it. Does Sanders?Gary Johnson is totally going to be the next president and we all agree on that.Orlando is much more complicated than it appears.
14/06/2016 • 1 hour 6 minutes 51 seconds
Maybe Sanders Aint So Bad
Kevin goes to a Sanders rally!DJ declares Paul Ryan #VonPapenized!Jonah invites to to his Libertarian Corner!
06/06/2016 • 1 hour 6 minutes 40 seconds
Chatting With A Bernie or Buster
This is episode 38 of A More Perfect Union, featuring Kevin Kelton, Greg Matusak and Emily Brewer.
30/05/2016 • 1 hour 3 minutes 23 seconds
The Great Democrat Conspiracy
Nevada is conspiring against Bernie Sanders!Hillary Clinton is conspiring against Bernie Sanders!Debbie Wasserman Schultz is conspiring against Bernie Sanders!Also, the Bernie Sanders campaign is a mess.
23/05/2016 • 57 minutes 41 seconds
Bathroom Politics and Sanders Anger
Bathroom politics.All the lefties are pissed and it's Bernie's fault.And I guess we should talk about the vice president.
16/05/2016 • 1 hour 6 minutes 50 seconds
Rearranging Deck Chairs On The Titanic
Trump clinches the nomination (mostly).Count the names of exiting Republicans.Clinton's best strategy? Ignore Sanders.
09/05/2016 • 51 minutes 19 seconds
Front Runner Is As Front Runner Does
Clinton and Trump win big in New York. Surprise! Virginia allows certain felons to vote. Apparently felons arealso human.Harriet Tubman probably would have shot Andrew Jackson in theface.
25/04/2016 • 54 minutes 27 seconds
Republicans Love The Naughty Bits
The way you pee is very important to me!Robert's Rules of Order stages a sneak attack!A surprising Trump voter.
18/04/2016 • 59 minutes 53 seconds
New York State of Mind
Bernie’s Superdelegate “hit list”Roger Stone’s Mafia moveThe state of the StopTrump and StopHillary movementsTrump’s Rocky Mountain LowIs Pennsylvania Kasich’s last shot?Where are the Democratic party’s referees?
11/04/2016 • 53 minutes 18 seconds
Trump Under Siege; Hillary Under Cheese
Trump Momentum Gets AbortedWhy Kasich Can't Win But Still MightWill A Bernie Cheese-State Burn Singe Clinton's Campaign?
04/04/2016 • 1 hour 1 minute 5 seconds
Cruz And Trump Think Your Wife Is Dumb
Terrorism sucks. All the candidates say so.Ted Cruz has sex! Maybe.Sanders can win not only white children.In defense of Donald J. Trump
28/03/2016 • 55 minutes 23 seconds
The GOP Plot Against Trump
We are beginning to see a detailed strategy to stop Trump: from the Republicans.Bernie Sanders is in to win it. Exactly how, we're not sure.Turns out Obama is popular. Is that because of Merrick Garland? Will it stop because of Cuba?
21/03/2016 • 50 minutes 18 seconds
Normal Political Violence
Is violence at political events the new normal? How much of the minority vote does Sanders actually need? Can he find it in the mid-west?Is Honduras a thing? Like, really?
14/03/2016 • 52 minutes 9 seconds
Romney Arrives to Save Us All
Romney Arrives to Save Us All
09/03/2016 • 44 minutes 53 seconds
Romney Arrives To Save Us All
Here he comes to save the day! Mighty Mitt is on the way!Clinton vs Sanders in a gun fight.Four Republican paths to the nomination. No, really.
08/03/2016 • 15 minutes 15 seconds
Super Tuesday Is Super Crazy
Will Trump run the table? Will Sanders win outside of his home state?Will D.J. leave the Republican party?Will Trump give Rubio's mom a job?
29/02/2016 • 1 hour 6 seconds
South Carolina and Nevada Part 1
Trump won in South Carolina. Can anyone stop him?Clinton won in Nevada. Wasn't Sanders supposed to win? And in the middle of the show we are joined by Victoria R. Tidewater, Field Director from the New Day for America Committee Supporting John Kasich.
22/02/2016 • 1 hour 3 minutes 40 seconds
The Long, Dark Shadow of Scalia Falls Over South Carolina
The GOP South Carolina debate turns into blood sport.Clinton and Sanders move from white to black.The death of Justice Antonin Scalia refocuses the eye of Sauron onto the Supreme Court.
15/02/2016 • 56 minutes 2 seconds
Onward, New Hampshire
Jon Owens from A Life Story just got back from covering the Iowa caucus. We start the show by talking to him about this documentary series he is producing.Then, we look forward to New Hampshire and beyond with some heartfelt views about our nation's poisonous political environment.
09/02/2016 • 58 minutes 9 seconds
01/02/2016 • 55 minutes 7 seconds
Episode 19: Palin Blooms as Bloomberg Looms
Episode 19: Palin Blooms as Bloomberg Looms
25/01/2016 • 38 minutes 12 seconds
Episode 18 promo
Episode 18 promo
19/01/2016 • 1 minute 2 seconds
Episode 18: Two Debates; Two Weeks to Go
Episode 18: Two Debates; Two Weeks to Go
19/01/2016 • 48 minutes 5 seconds
MPU Promo 1
One minute promo for More Perfect Union podcast, with artwork.
11/01/2016 • 1 minute 2 seconds
11/01/2016 • 45 minutes 46 seconds
05/01/2016 • 46 minutes 3 seconds
30/12/2015 • 54 minutes 2 seconds
A little bit of heat! (MPU14)
A little bit of heat! (MPU14)
22/12/2015 • 51 minutes 56 seconds
Trump, More Trump and Glass-Steagall (MPU13)
Trump, More Trump and Glass-Steagall (MPU13)
15/12/2015 • 54 minutes 9 seconds
episode 12: San Bernadino, gun politics and Trump
episode 12: San Bernadino, gun politics and Trump
07/12/2015 • 48 minutes 46 seconds
30/11/2015 • 46 minutes 8 seconds
23/11/2015 • 49 minutes 10 seconds
GOP and Dem debate, and Million Student March
GOP and Dem debate, and Million Student March
16/11/2015 • 52 minutes 54 seconds
2015 Election, Trump on SNL & Ben Carson's truth troubles | Episode: 08
2015 Election, Trump on SNL & Ben Carson's truth troubles
09/11/2015 • 50 minutes 58 seconds
Third Republican Debate Postmortem | Episode: 07
Third Republican Debate Postmortem 2015
03/11/2015 • 53 minutes 58 seconds
The More Perfect Union Podcast | Episode: 06
Episode 6 of The More Perfect Union Podcast
26/10/2015 • 59 minutes 23 seconds
Democratic Debate and GOP Infighting | Episode: 05
Democratic Debate and GOP Infighting 2015
19/10/2015 • 59 minutes 42 seconds
No One Wants to be Speaker | Episode: 04
This week on the More Perfect Union Podcast we talk about filling the Speaker of the House position, the upcoming Democratic debates and who's fund raising the most!
12/10/2015 • 48 minutes 31 seconds
The Oregon School Shootings | episode: 03
The Oregon School Shootings 2015
06/10/2015 • 47 minutes 29 seconds
Boehner Walks, Walker Bails | episode: 02
Boehner Walks, Walker Bails
28/09/2015 • 57 minutes 11 seconds
The Second Republican debate! | episode: 01
Come join Jonah, Greg, Kevin and Alan for this first official episode of The More Perfect Union podcast as they discuss the recent 2015 republican debate!
22/09/2015 • 59 minutes 30 seconds
The More Perfect Union Podcast | episode: 00
IntroductionComing soon! The More Perfect Union Podcast is a political and current events podcast for the rest of us. This new podcast features talk about politics and current events from non-politicians and non-journalists. You know...regular people. Taxpayers? Voters?. You’ll hear from the left, right and center about our American political system and all the stuff you political junkies love to talk about!Subscribe now to the More Perfect Union Podcast so you don’t miss one amazing episode!