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Summary: Justin Robert Young announces his intention to dissect the run for the White House. Just think, while you been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty dirty cheats of the world you could have been getting down to this sick beat.
- Thoughts on the DNC so far. It's awkward. Boy, do they want to talk to Republicans more than Progressives. - AOC causes a commotion when her only appearance was to second the nomination of Bernie Sanders during the roll call. This was stupid for a few historical reasons. Also... a conspiracy theory on why it happened. - Alieza Durana (@aliezadurana @EvictionLab) discusses the broader issues around housing insecurity and how big of an eviction crisis we are facing post COVID.
Parents are making intensely hard decisions about where, when and how to send their kids back to school and if they aren't going back... what to do with them. Childless millennial Justin Robert Young is exceptionally unqualified to talk about any of this. Instead he has recruited a wide variety of experts to help discuss the issues around education in the age of COVID. - Co-hosting the entire episode is Tamar, the producer/booker for Px3 who not is not only wrestling with a 2-year-old and 6-year-old she is also the step-mother to a '20 high school graduate. - Discussing the options (or lack thereof) for parents is Jessica Calarco (@JessicaCalarco) an associate professor of sociology at Indiana University, and she studies inequalities in education and family life. - But what do you do when faced with those options? Providing the boots on the ground perspective is Erik and Carolyn Young (@YoungPodcast) of the Young Family Podcast. Not only do they have two kids to worry about they are also in touch with parents around the country and have the pulse of what decisions are being made and why. - Is anything going to change? Or will the changes the exist now fade away for lack of funding? Sarah Reber (Brookings Institution) and Nora Gordon (Georgetown) discuss the finance of crisis education and what we can and can't expect in congress' delayed COVID bill.
A cavalcade of guests help Justin break down the Kamala pick. - Gloria Young (Justin's mother, @globugyoung) is over the moon and will get a "Soul of the Nation" tattoo on her stomach like Tupac if she gets any more excited - Andrew Heaton (The Political Orphanage, @MightyHeaton) is pumped that it's not Elizabeth Warren but is also unsure of what Kamala stands for. - Jack Allison (Struggle Session, JackAM, @JackAllisonLOL) has lost all reason as a progressive to follow this election and has given in to cynical horserace coverage - Chad Prather (Chad Prather Show, @WatchChad) warns other Trump fans to not let their Kamala memes distract them from the issues - Michael Socolow (Media History Professor at University of Maine, @MichaelSocolow) believes this reaffirms Biden's glide path to the White House
- July jobs report is "meh" but will it be used as a weapon by Trump or Biden? - Veepstakes Eve Part II! Has anything changed? - Is Kanye running as a spoiler candidate? If so is it because he loves Trump or he hates the Obama administration? - Mailbag including questions about the economy, local judges and the origin of the term "cuck" that will blow you away. - Tom Merritt (@acedtect) discussing Trump's executive orders on TikTok and WeChat. Also, how our new Cold War with China will affect tech going forward.
- Justin has become obsessed with the YouTube accounts of both candidates. Find out what messages they are pushing and discover which of them is posting HUNDREDS of videos a month. - Cocaine Mitch caves on COVID stimulus, Veepstakes down to two, all DNC speakers will be virtual - Interview with Victoria Jackson (@HistoryRunner) about the tipping point of college athletics and why the entire season should be cancelled so the NCAA can save itself.
- News Bits! Epstein docs unsealed. COVID surges back in Japan, Germany and Australia. Penguins hockey returns. Congress lets unemployment benefit expire. - Mailbag! JuRY gets ROASTED for his Cuomo take and reads Umberto Eco's 14 Features of Fascism from both left and right perspectives. - Molly Wood (@MollyWood) of Marketplace and Make Me Smart breaks down everything you need to know about the big tech hearings on Wednesday and if we will see any action.
- Biden-heavy episode this week. Is Biden running for president or simply to eject Trump from office? - Susan Rice is our last VP vetting candidate... but honestly... is it necessary? We all know who the real nominee is. - Biden finally weighs in on Portland but is he playing into Trump's hands? - The history and impact of political memes with Jamie Cohen (@NewAndDigital) who pioneered a degree in the subject.
- Trump cancels RNC in Jacksonville in latest step to show he cares about COVID handing a big victory to the Dems. But did he just officially stop shooting himself in the foot on this? - Mailbag! Ranked choice feedback from Aussies, teachers lecture on school reopening and a discussion of Trump's agents in Portland and Chicago. - Interview with Sachin Pandya (@sachinspandya) about COVID liability legislation.
- Donald Trump's campaign has made some incorrect assumptions about COVID and failed to have discipline enough to define Joe Biden. Both could cost him the election. Justin breaks it down. - Andrew Heaton (@MightyHeaton) has a massive announcement. Seriously. - Tom Clark (@tom_s_clark) helps sift through the Supreme Court decisions. Should conservatives be happy about the judges they appointed?
- All the numbers say that this election is going to be a generational landslide. But does it feel like it? We look back at 1980 to compare and contrast. - Why COVID killed our appetite for Trump's rhetoric, the NBA taking heat from Sen. Hawley and why masks got politicized in our mailbag. - Interview with Jason McDaniel (@ValisJason) about Ranked Choice Voting and if it is ultimately worth the unintended consequences.
- With RBG hospitalized, is Cocaine Mitch getting ready to run the hurry up offense to appoint another justice? - We have some finalized matchups for Senate in Alabama, Texas and Maine. - Kanye West is quitting the presidential race... or is he... - Tom Merritt delivers a history lesson on how Richard Nixon almost became the Andrew Yang of his day - Interview with Jennifer Mercieca (@jenmercieca) about the differences in rhetoric between Donald Trump and Barack Obama. Also,does Hide-A-Biden play to Joe's rhetorical strengths?
- With COVID deaths moving in the wrong direction again, President Trump is going to have to wrestle with his lack of approval on his handling. And by the way, he has a convention coming up. - Mailbag including questions on Kanye, how the immigrant wave of the 1900 compares to modern day racism, being confronted by a freezing cold take from pre-COVID world and more. - Interview with Davin Phoenix (@Davin_Phoenix) on how voters from different races are animated to go to the polls and what role anger does or doesn't play.
- Party platforms are historically angry and boring. Now the Democrats are going to hold theirs online while the progressive wing is desperately searching to move the party leftward. This will be a disaster. - Kanye. The Forbes article. The Birthday Party. Please skip this segment if you hate Kanye. - Interview with Kevin Mattson about comparisons between Trump and Nixon as well as Trump and Carter. Also, bonus talk about punk music in the 80s and Reagan.
- We discuss some of the odd cases of mask mandates including Knox County, Tennessee where the only man to vote against it is WWE Superstar Kane. - Herman Cain has COVID and that could affect the power struggle within the Trump campaign. - Dave Levinthal (Business Insider) talks the FEC crumbling, Biden beating Trump in fundraising and what a money factory The Villages.
- Biden lives! Justin breaks down his first speech and Q and A. What is his strategy now that he's emerged from the basement? What parts of Trump is he targeting? How did he handle his questions including a parting shot about his mental cognition? - Hickenlooper survives a doozy of a final month to get his party's nomination for Senate. Amy McGrath will now take on Cocaine Mitch in November. Both beat progressives. Does the Bernie revolution play in the rural parts of the country? - Risa Brooks (@RisaBrooks12) discusses the simmering tensions between Trump and military leaders nervous about their historic relationship with civilian government.