PB&J: Politics with Brian & Jake
Summary: PB&J features two old friends and political junkies from opposing sides of the conservative-liberal divide assessing the most important and contentious modern American issues.
Brian and Jake discuss the infamous phone call between Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine. Will the impeachment inquiry go anywhere? What does this mean for the election and especially for Joe Biden? This and more on PB&J.
These days, it seems many are easily offended by the everyday issues that make up the contentious political landscape. So Brian and Jake unpack in this episode what they believe triggers people on the right and left. And, as always, the PB&J boys offer their common-sense views to help diminish the drama.
Why has Bernie Sanders and his brand of Democratic Socialism caught on with so many voters? Where did he get these beliefs? Why has the democratic party not embraced him as some would hope? Brian and Jake explore Bernie's impact on democratic politics and the merits of Democratic Socialism.
Brian and Jake explore Trump's history on race related issues - a history that many Democrats point to as clear evidence of racism and one that leaves many Republicans unconvinced of any racist intentions.
Big name Democrats running for president have sworn off corporate money from millionaires and billionaires while others have not and are taking the more traditional route. Democratic strategist Mat Davison joins us in studio for a three way discussion about where Democrats are getting their money. Later in the episode we talk about some key senate races that may flip some red states blue in 2020.
Americans Brian and Jake tackle the biggest issue in British politics. The impending split of the UK and the EU. Brian says it is foolish to leave the EU but Jake seems to think everything will work out for an independent Britain. At the end of the episode they circle back around to what this could mean for an increasingly divided United States. With much humor and banter, the boys provide information and analysis of the crisis across the pond.
Brian and Jake talk about the major problems going on at the southern border and the broader immigrations debate. Topics include: • Claims of overcrowding and human rights violations at the US southern border • The state of immigration as it stands in 2019 • Democrats favoring healthcare coverage for undocumented migrants • Trump's handling of immigration compared to past administrations • Suggestions on where to go from here.
All 20 Democrats have had a chance to appear on stage. Brian and Jake offer thoughts on how candidates resonated with people, who played it smart, and who played it safe. Matt Davison also calls in to analyze their strategy and call out some shortcomings and winning moments.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was one of the first Democrats to announce her run for President. Brian and Jake have very different perceptions over this divisive candidate. On this episode, a look at who she is and why she is rising to the top of the polls. Stay tuned towards the end of the show for some information on what is in store for the show in the future.
Brian and Jake are running for president! Ok, well not for real but they did put together their slogans, top campaign issues, strategy, and VP picks. Who would you vote for?
Jake talks with singer / songwriter Ron Preston while Brian takes the day off. In this episode Ron and Jake talk about how music has influenced politics and culture throughout the years and Ron shares some interesting personal stories.
Brian and Jake profile Democratic Presidential Candidate and Mayor of South Bend Indiana, Pete Buttigieg. On this episode we explore why the openly gay Afghan vet has been rising in the polls. PBandJpod.com @pbandjpod
Brian and Jake take a look at the future of abortion laws in America and the strategy both sides are using to accomplish their objectives. www.pbandjpod.com
The Anti-Vax movement continues to grow. Brian and Jake discuss the rights of Anti-Vaxxers vs the role of government and the public welfare.
Briand and Jake welcome back analyst Matt Davidson to talk about how voters are reacting to the Mueller report and what it means for the 2020 election. While we are on the subject of 2020, we discuss Joe Biden and how the Democratic field continues to shape up.