June 18th, 2021 | 57 mins 50 secs
Even California is reopening, so Joe Biden needs to pivot from the issue he won on in 2020. But what does he focus on? When does he flip the switch?
Does Justice Breyer need to retire immediately?
Brian Brushwood joins us to discuss the new Dog and Pony Show Audio series World's Greatest Con.
June 16th, 2021 | 37 mins 36 secs
Here is episode one of World's Greatest Con the new series starring Brian Brushwood and produced by Justin and Dog and Pony Show Audio.
June 16th, 2021 | 1 hr 7 mins
Is Andrew Yang toast in his run for NYC mayor? Cocaine Mitch to make a deal with the Dems? MeetKevin is running for governor of California, hear what his plans are and why he believes this isn't just a stunt.
June 11th, 2021 | 1 hr 15 secs
The latest on Biden's (doomed?) infrastructure plan.
Is Bibi Netanyahu about to be tossed from power? For real this time.
Bill Grueskin of Columbia Journalism Review discusses Sarah Palin's lawsuit against the New York Times.
June 9th, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
A Senate committee on the January 6th riots have returned their report. What does it say? What does it mean going forward?
NYC mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams attacks AOC after she endorses a rival. If "Defund the Police" can't play in NYC can it play anywhere?
Michael Cohen (not that one) helps us break down the technological advancements in modern campaigns, fundraising and the differences between a defined candidate and a real person. Get his new book Modern Campaigns: How Professionalism, Technology and Speed Have Revolutionized Elections at this link:
June 4th, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
The latest on Biden's infrastructure negotiations.
We take a look at the 1968 ad "Laughter" in our Attack Ad series.
J.D. Durkin of None of the Above joins the show to talk about his new series debuting THIS MONDAY at 8 p.m. on Cheddar.
June 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
Hopefully, the final Hyperbole Free Coronavirus Update. We go out in grand fashion with a clear and undeniable message: the United States should be very, very grateful we have the access to clearly effective vaccines. Also, the Northeast and Deep South have shockingly similar COVID death numbers.
With a bi-partisan January 6th Commission dead, do the Democrats want to make the Capitol Riot their Benghazi? It would make 2022 about Trump but is that a good thing?
Andrew Heaton joins the show to discuss the bygone Fiscal Hawk archetype and if will ever return.
May 28th, 2021 | 1 hr 4 mins
A breakdown of the Virginia governors race which will be decided this fall. A former governor matches up against a Trump-endorsed outsider with history on his side despite a Republican not winning statewide in VA since 2009.
Update on infrastructure.
Conspiracy Theory expert Joe Uscinski joins the show to discuss our evolving understanding of the COVID lab leak theory and gets into how social media has and has not affected our beliefs.
May 26th, 2021 | 1 hr 7 mins
Gavin Newsom might be facing a recall attempt but the California Republican Party is demonstrating exactly why they are a minority party.
A deep dive into the political metaphor "dog whistle" including when it is used correctly and incorrectly.
Tom Merritt (Daily Tech News Show) joins us to discuss Ransomware and if the the federal government should be doing more about it.
Episode 178: If modern journalism is rotting your brain, how can we fix it? Revisiting the ad that "racialized" politics
May 21st, 2021 | 1 hr 9 mins
Has Kevin McCarthy been rejected by his party?
Rob Howard joins us to discuss his newsletter Hiatus which attempts to give you an calm and focused take on the news from someone who knows exactly how to distract you.
We begin a new segment on negative ads starting with Weekend Passes (aka Willie Horton) the 1988 ad that helped sink Michael Dukakis and according to some "racialized" presidential politics.
May 19th, 2021 | 1 hr 24 mins
The current conflict between the Israeli Defense Force and Hamas is world news and Joe Biden has taken a soft touch. Will that be enough for progressives calling Israel an apartheid state? What about Chuck Schumer? Is this a straw that breaks the camel's back for an AOC primary?
New challengers for Andrew Cuomo and Marco Rubio.
Justin's mother, Gloria Young, recounts every election she ever voted in. What she thought about each candidate, what issues mattered to her at the time and why she's switched parties twice. Also, the outgoing president she wrote a letter to and got a response back.
May 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
The Political Triad reunites! Justin Robert Young, Andrew Heaton and Jen Briney discuss the Texas winter black outs, Biden's COVID relief and if stimulus is causing a labor shortage.