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Unbiased political analysis the way you wish still existed. Justin Robert Young isn't here to tell you what to think, he's here to tell you who is going to win and why.

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  • Episode 250: Another COVID relief bill coming?

    January 14th, 2022  |  56 mins 51 secs

    Darren Kitchen joins to discuss if Kamala Harris is smart to never use Bluetooth headphones.

  • Episode 249: Has Biden lost control of his party?

    January 12th, 2022  |  58 mins 11 secs

    4:05 - Joe Biden goes to Atlanta and gives a speech. The crowd he wanted there refuses to attend. The most famous local politician (actively campaigning btw) whose main issue is entwined with the speech doesn't make it. The push the speech hopes to inspire is already doomed.
    Who is he speaking to and why?

    13:27 - Kevin McCarthy promises to clean up congress when it comes to insider stock trading. For whatever that's worth.

    20:10 - Bill Scher (Politico, Washington Monthly) helps dissect what happened with BBB, the failed Manchin pressure strategy and if Biden's legislative calendar is already closed.

  • Episode 248: Why Do People Hate NFTs?

    January 7th, 2022  |  43 mins 9 secs

    "Why do people hate NFTs?"

    They're interesting, frivolous and speculative. Yet the debate over this permutation of the internet (where one can buy purely digital art) has awoken a visceral reaction from some people. Why? Justin believes this is a reconstituted rift that's been dormant for over a decade. What's more? It's only a matter of time before it is exploited by politicians, pundits and brands.

    Featuring Tom Merritt of Daily Tech News Show and Andrew Heaton of The Political Orphanage.



  • Episode 247: The deal from Mitch McConnell that could give Dems a win on voting reform

    January 5th, 2022  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Electoral Count Act (3:10)
    BBB is iced for now. So the Democrats are now focusing on voting reform. But that's probably a dead end too unless Sinema and Manchin reform the filibuster which they said they wouldn't. So... does Schumer get into ANOTHER staring contest with them (after he just lost one) OR does he take a possible deal from the GOP which could the Dems a win, but would gut the majority of their voting reform goals?

    Poll Dance (24:10)
    Biden still way underwater in approval polls, good news for Dems?

    Heaton January 6th Interview (28:30)

  • Episode 246: 2021 Politics Year In Review Special

    December 29th, 2021  |  1 hr 31 mins

    Kevin Ryan joins the show to discuss all the biggest stories of the year.

  • Episode 245: Biden's step-too-slow COVID strategy enters Omicron Age

    December 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Biden gives a speech about COVID that reverses his administration's initial resistance to buying and shipping at-home tests. And yet it's typical of this White House, nothing is worth doing unless we're being bullied on Twitter about it.
    Iowa and New Hampshire survive into the 2024 primaries.
    Dave Levinthal (Insider) discusses the groundbreaking new series looking into stock trading in congress. One that led to a very testy (and telling) answer from Nancy Pelosi.

  • Episode 244: How good politicians connect with voters and why bad ones fail

    December 17th, 2021  |  58 mins 29 secs
    • We just can't get enough of our sugary cereal. Texts from colleagues and Fox News pundits to Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows are shared with the Jan 6 committee.

    • Texas pioneered The Snitch Method with their abortion bill and now Florida and California follow suit with similar civilian incentivization on CRT and guns.

    • Rob Goodman (Ryerson University) breaks down the science of political rhetoric from Cicero to Trump.

  • Episode 243: Joe Manchin won't vote for the BBB in '21... will he ever?

    December 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Justin makes the case that Joe Manchin isn't quite the mysterious chess player he's made out to be... he's telling us what's on his mind. The problem for Biden is that he's not close to voting for the BBB bill.
    Georgia GOP primary heats up. Perdue and Kemp release favorable internal polls.
    Matthias Shapiro (Political Math) joins the show to discuss all things COVID in the wake of our incoming fifth wave.

  • Episode 242: Publish all congressional death threats! Inside the supply chain collapse as a business owner

    December 10th, 2021  |  50 mins 25 secs
    • Civility's out the window on voicemail: Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Marjorie Taylor Greene share death threats they've received.

    • Rep. Lauren Boebert avoids being the third GOP rep. stripped of congressional committee assignments by House Democrats.

    • Brian Brushwood (Scamstuff.com, The Modern Rogue, Great Night) details his small business' supply chain battle in the era of COVID.

  • Episode 241: RIP Bob Dole. Brian Kemp has GOP challenge. Penis Politics with Karen Hinton.

    December 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 17 mins

    Bob Dole died this weekend at the age of 98. Survivor of WWII and multiple cancers the Kansas politician had an amazing career. But his wit and grace will outlast him including a very crucial lesson that is rare in the modern era.
    Former senator David Perdue is running against Brian Kemp in a primary challenge for the Georgia governor's mansion.
    Karen Hinton talks about her new book Penis Politics. From her life in Mississippi to DC and eventually working with Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio she has a lot to say about gender dynamics in the workplace.

  • Episode 240: The Grinch is better at political discourse than you

    December 3rd, 2021  |  45 mins 8 secs

    Stacey Abrams is running for Governor in Georgia. We break down her announcement video.
    The Grinch is a great story and tells us a lot about our modern political discourse.

  • Episode 239: If Biden's legislation is passed, popular why do his approval ratings suck? Chris Cuomo dug up opposition research for Andrew (w/ Andrew Heaton)

    December 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins
    • Biden's legislation has passed. It is popular. So why do people think he's doing terribly. Justin takes a deep dive into his record and wonders "does legislation really matter?"
    • Joe Manchin says no BBB until 2022.
    • Andrew Heaton joins the show to discuss the world of cable news punditry in the wake of reports that Chris Cuomo was not only intimately involved with defending his brother from sexual harassment allegations but used professional contacts to dig up opposition research.