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Episode Archive

Episode Archive

312 episodes of Politics Politics Politics since the first episode, which aired on October 9th, 2019.

  • Episode 313: How the Kansas abortion vote balances the national discourse The latest benefactor of the Democrats' ad spend? A Trump-backed Republican.

    August 5th, 2022  |  55 mins 49 secs
    • The political trip heard 'round the world: why did Nancy Pelosi really visit Taiwan?
    • The DCCC runs ads for a Trump-backed House candidate in Michigan.
    • Kevin Ryan returns to break down the Kansas vote maintaining abortion rights, Justin's European travels, and meditations on death, war, and more.
  • Episode 312: Trump's Weirdest Endorsement. Dr. Oz is the worst version of a celebrity candidate. Forward Party DOA?

    August 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Donald Trump endorsed two people with the same first name. One of them won. Why?

    Dr. Oz was gifted a head start against a candidate who had a stroke. He went on vacation.

    The Forward Party is for people who hate both parties. And nothing else. We talk about it with Sarah Rumpf of Mediaite.

  • Episode 311: Px3 Special Presentation: When America Worked

    July 29th, 2022  |  1 hr 33 mins

    Guest host Bill Scher closes the final week of Px3 before Justin's return from Europe with a showcase of his pilot episode of When America Worked.

    The almost-completely forgotten Secretary of State for FDR and Truman, Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. did more than anyone to create the United Nations. He was derided in his time as an intellectual lightweight who lacked diplomatic experience. But he navigated a thicket of international disputes to maintain consensus between FDR, Churchill, Stalin and a litany of smaller nations to forge the final U.N. Charter. If not for an incredible series of events that thrusted Stettinius into the Secretary of State post, the United Nations may not exist today.

  • Episode 310: Bipartisanship can still happen! Plus: Trump's possible indictment and Biden's 2024 prospects.

    July 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 23 mins
    • Could Trump get indicted during the Jan. 6 hearings? Would Republicans rally around their wounded hero or does it accelerate someone else's rise? They are, after all, a party in flux.

    • Presidential second terms: being a lame duck may not be worth it to Joe Biden.

    • Bipartisanship happens more than you'd think. It's not perfect, but it's not completely broken, either.

    • Paul Glastris (Editor-in-chief of Washington Monthly) joins the show to discuss the Biden presidency.

  • Episode 309: Px3 Special Presentation: About Safe Harbor

    July 22nd, 2022  |  23 mins 35 secs

    In this Px3 Special Presentation, this week's guest host, Tom Merritt, shares an episode from his podcast, Know a Little More. Learn what safe harbor is and isn't and what Section 230 does and does not protect.

    Next week, Bill Scher's in the hosting chair for Px3's final week of guest hosts!

  • Episode 308: Inside scoops: A lifelong union organizer + a County Clerk running local elections

    July 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins
    • The National Archives are investigating if the Secret Service deleted text messages from Jan 6.

    • President Cocaine Mitch?! Also, the Biden Administration has received Justin's message. It's time to talk about their wins from the last two years.

    • A new Net Neutrality bill is in the works, reclassifying broadband telecommunications as a Title II service - or common carrier - as it was under the FCC during the Obama administration. Is it likely to pass?

    • Doug Woodson (Organizer and Regional Director for AFSCME Council 31 in Illinois) joins the show to discuss his life-long experience in union organization. But wait - there's more! Meg Sybert (County Clerk and Recorder of Bond County, Illinois, and also Tom's sister) provides her unique insight into running local elections in Southern Illinois.

  • Episode 307: Px3 Special Presentation: A Spock and Scotty Approach to Gun Control

    July 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 57 mins
    • Andrew Heaton ends his week as guest host by sharing a recent episode of The Political Orphanage that takes a numbers-first approach to gun legislation.

    • Next week, Tom Merritt of Daily Tech News Show takes over Px3!

  • Episode 306: Cheap and effective: Why politicians love Culture War battles

    July 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 7 mins
    • The Jan. 6 hearings continue, but will they truly have any impact on the upcoming midterms?

    • Josh Hawley gets into it with a Berkley Law professor - why culture war issues are so popular amongst politicians.

    • Jeff Maurer (I Might Be Wrong) joins the show to discuss whether Jon Stewart and Tucker Carlson would (or should) run for political office.

  • Episode 305: Them's the breaks: The fall of Boris Johnson

    July 8th, 2022  |  46 mins 28 secs
    • Debra Messing is fed up! Democrats express frustration over Biden's inaction.

    • Raphael Warnock allegedly misuses campaign resources for a personal lawsuit.

    • Tom Merritt, Px3 British Correspondent, joins the show to discuss Boris Johnson's potential resignation as Prime Minister of the UK. (He has since resigned following this conversation.)

  • Episode 304: The rise of the governors: 2024's first campaign ad is here

    July 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    • It's been 30 years since a governor was elected president. That very well could change in 2024 with the battle of the governors just now getting started.
    • Roe v Wade: Politicians aren't exactly jumping at the bit to do anything about it.
    • Dave Levinthal (Business Insider) breaks down the fundraising implications of Roe v Wade's overturn. Plus: Justin floats a Liz Cheney conspiracy.
  • Episode 303: Abortion Law Is Here, If You Want It: Obama's Belief That Roe Would Last Forever And What Happens From Here

    July 1st, 2022  |  36 mins 56 secs

    A look at two laws that would have solved the abortion conversation. Why they failed. Why we can settle this if you want to.

  • Episode 302: Trump waves in guns, grabs 'em by the clavicle and habitually throws plates in wild January 6th testimony

    June 28th, 2022  |  28 mins 43 secs

    Break down of Cassidy Hutchinson testimony.