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The More Perfect Union

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Light, humorous roundtable discussion of news and politics by real people across the political spectrum. Real debate without the hate!

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Light, humorous roundtable discussion of news and politics by real people across the political spectrum. Real debate without the hate!

iTunes Ratings

187 Ratings
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Great podcast! I agree f gun ownership

By Awesome Great Pod ūüĎć - Sep 03 2019
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F the gun owners! Protecting our citizens is more important than you killing animals.

It’s sooo hard not to hate!

By RambonWreck - Feb 17 2019
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Great discussion of issues that truly threaten our republic!

iTunes Ratings

187 Ratings
Average Ratings
105
30
9
16
27

Great podcast! I agree f gun ownership

By Awesome Great Pod ūüĎć - Sep 03 2019
Read more
F the gun owners! Protecting our citizens is more important than you killing animals.

It’s sooo hard not to hate!

By RambonWreck - Feb 17 2019
Read more
Great discussion of issues that truly threaten our republic!
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The More Perfect Union

Latest release on Jul 06, 2020

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Light, humorous roundtable discussion of news and politics by real people across the political spectrum. Real debate without the hate!

Rank #1: Look What You Made Me Do (Ep. 115)

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This episode of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the political ramifications of Hurricane Harvey, the pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the latest release by Taylor Swift, and the victimization epidemic in America.

Aug 28 2017

58mins

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Rank #2: The Devine Mystery of Net Neutrality (Ep. 128)

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Episode 128 of the More Perfect Union podcast covers the mystery of what "net neutrality" really means, the latest in the ongoing GOP tax reform debate, the looming battle over the new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, more charges of sexual harrassment in Washington, D.C., and who should be Time Magazine's Person of the Year.

Nov 27 2017

46mins

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Rank #3: Little Donald Trump (Ep. 139)

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This episode looks at the stock market meltdown, the government shutdown, the Mueller showdown, and a Dirty Dancing ho-down.

Feb 06 2018

53mins

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Rank #4: Fake News Invasion

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Episode 79 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the national frenzy over fake news, fake fake news, fake Swedish terrorist attacks and, yes, fake boobs. (Sort of.)

Feb 20 2017

41mins

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Rank #5: Reproductive Justice (Ep. 206)

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On this episode, Kevin, DJ, Greg, and Rebekah discuss the latest assault on Roe v. Wade, the Trump v. China trade war, and the primary campaign prospects of Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

May 20 2019

59mins

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Rank #6: What Trump Is Getting Right

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Episode 78 of The More Perfect Union podcast attempts to talk about what the 45th president is getting right after three weeks. But when we exhaust that topic after a minute or two, the discussion moves to the Mitch McConnell‚ÄďElizabeth Warren senate flair-up and how Saturday Night Live is getting under the president's skin. Then we take a look at the new administration's most lovable geek and put our spin on Ivanka's war with Nordstrom.

Feb 13 2017

36mins

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Rank #7: Clown Parade (Ep. 168)

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This episode looks at the demise of beloved Trump's military parade, Rudy Giuliani's "truth is not truth" gaffe, Trump's security clearance disappearing act, Omarosa's continuing tale of the tapes, the dust-up over whether Russia hacked into Florida's election system, and Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti's lapdance toward 2020.

Aug 19 2018

56mins

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Rank #8: Trump Triumph

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The post-election episode of The More Perfect Union podcast covers the emotional twists and turns of election night, a post-mortem of what went wrong for the Clinton campaign, and a look at Trump's Contract with the American Voter for his first one hundred days.

Nov 10 2016

28mins

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Rank #9: 25th Amendment (Ep. 172)

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This episode covers how the Anonymous op-ed is being used by the media, how the 25th Amendment #TFA hashtag is used by the White House staff, how Trump campaign aid George Papadopoulos was used by the Russians, how SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh was used by Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, how President Obama is is being used by Democrats and Republicans, and how Serena Williams is being used by the #MeToo movement.
And here's the link to Part 2 of Kevin's interview about his years writing for "Saturday Night Live" and other TV series. 

http://thatweekinsnl.libsyn.com/a-conversation-with-kevin-kelton-part-2

Sep 10 2018

40mins

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Rank #10: Shutdown Showdown Hoedown (Ep. 188)

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This MPU episode looks at the ongoing showdown between President Trump and the new Democratic congressional majority over his demand for $5.7 billion for his border wall/steel slats/fence/drones/security/whatever, watching Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dance on the top marginal tax rate, and Elizabeth Warren's first week on the presidential campaign trail.

Jan 07 2019

47mins

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Rank #11: The Comey Quake

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Episode 60 of The More Perfect Union podcast features a discussion of the James Comey October Surprise letter, Obamacare sticker shock, the state of the race to control the senate, and a chat with John Hartness, the author of We Are Not This, an anthology book about North Carolina's infamous HB2 "bathroom law" that limits the use of public restrooms by transgender people.

Oct 31 2016

29mins

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Rank #12: The Red Hen (Ep. 160)

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This episode of the MPU podcast covers the Trump immigration fiasco at the souther border and Sarah Huckabee Sanders' dining fiasco at The Red Hen.

Jun 25 2018

45mins

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Rank #13: Abortion Contortion

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Episode 69 of The More Perfect Union podcast covers the meeting of the electoral college electors, North Carolina's soap opera of partisan politics, Ohio's attempt to reframe the national abortion debate, and what horror movies this year's election reminds us of.

Dec 19 2016

33mins

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Rank #14: Debating the Debates (Ep. 212)

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This week, the MPU gang looks at the first set of Democratic debates and Trump's international diplomatic travels.

Jul 01 2019

54mins

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Rank #15: Trade War Retreat (Ep. 209)

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This week, the gang talks about the end of the threatened trade war with Mexico, the Trump family's visit to England, the latest turns in the 2020 Democratic primary race, and they share some very personal anecdotes from their non-political lives.

Jun 10 2019

57mins

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Rank #16: Birther 2.0 (Ep. 214)

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This episode covers President Trump's feud with four progressive congresswomen, Nancy Pelosi's feud with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezi, Alex Acosta's feud with his own Jeffrey Epstein plea bargain, and Tom Steyer's feud with logic and reason.

Jul 16 2019

45mins

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Rank #17: Rigged Election?

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On this week's "A More Perfect Union" podcast, the gang looks at what it takes to rig an election, claims of media bias, Trump's "first hundred days" speech, and song titles that sum up this year's election.

Oct 24 2016

29mins

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Rank #18: All About the Base (No Treble) (Ep.112)

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Episode 112 of The More Perfect Union podcast touches on the final days of The Mooch and who might replace him, the Trump immigration bill and his battle with sanctuary cities, and the Russia probe's new grand jury. Then the gang must make some faustian choices between hypothetical 2020 presidential opponents.

Aug 07 2017

44mins

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Rank #19: The Siberian Candidate

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Episode 68 of The More Perfect Union podcast takes a look at new revelations surrounding Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, how Democrats should respond to the Trump presidency, and the possibility that Joe Biden might mount a run in 2020.

Dec 12 2016

32mins

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Rank #20: Trump Staffs Up

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Episode 64 of The More Perfect Union podcast covers President-elect Trump's first staff hires, how The Donald may try to personally profit from the presidency, the anti-Trump protests, coming to terms with the election results, lessons learned for Democrats ahead of 2020, and one host tells of a new business venture to help stave off the post-election blues.

Nov 14 2016

28mins

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Fundraising Fireworks (Ep. 264)

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This week's podcast looks at the Conway family feud, the latest campaign fundraising numbers, Trump's bipolar phone calls with world leaders, and the Covid-19 economy.

Jul 06 2020

47mins

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Black Actors Matter (Ep. 263)

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This week's podcast looks at the face mask culture wars, Joe Biden's ever expanding lead in the polls, how Hollywood finally came around to the idea of casting diverse characters with diverse actors and actresses, and a look at the newest social media political platform: Parler.

Jun 29 2020

48mins

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TikTok Carnage (Ep. 262)

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This week's podcast looks at Trump's disappointing Tulsa rally turnout, the new John Bolton book, and how the Supreme Court continues to defy expectations with surprisingly fair-minded decisions.

Jun 22 2020

48mins

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Black Voices Matter (Ep. 261)

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This week's podcast looks at the powerful voices of comedians Dave Chappelle, Jay Pharoah and other celebrities in the black community, and the now unfortunate voice of JK Rowling as it relates to the trans community. Then we turn our attention to all things politics as the growing chasm between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Jun 15 2020

54mins

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Lady G (Ep. 260)

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This week's podcast features comedian Ward Anderson as he and the gang discuss the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests and some common misconceptions about the 2020 presidential race.

Jun 08 2020

46mins

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The Protests Pandemic (Ep. 259)

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This week's podcast looks at the outbreak of protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police, and how the coronavirus pandemic is playing out in each of the hosts' states.

Jun 01 2020

53mins

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Killer Haircut (Ep. 258)

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This week's podcast looks at President Trump's dark conspiracy theories about Joe Scarborough, vote-by-mail fraud and Obamagate; Joe Biden's verbal blunder about black voters who might prefer Trump over him; and how Bernie Sanders could be inadvertently helping Biden by keeping his name on primary ballots.

May 25 2020

46mins

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Unmasking America (Ep. 257)

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This week's podcast hosts a spirited discussion of the latest Trump Friday Night Massacre, Michael Flynn, Justin Amash, Eric Trump, and the Facebook avatar craze.

May 18 2020

53mins

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Obama Speaks (Ep.256)

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This week's episode looks at former President Obama's controversial conference call remarks about the current administration and how each of the hosts is experiencing social distancing in their communities.

May 11 2020

53mins

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Trust But Verify (Ep. 255)

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May 04 2020

55mins

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Bleach Blonde (Ep. 254)

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The week's podcast introduces DJ's wife, Ora, as she joins the gang to disinfect the week in coronavirus news.

Apr 27 2020

36mins

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Biden Endorsements Galore (Ep. 253)

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This MPU podcast catches up with the 2020 presidential race as Democrats line up to endorse Joe Biden. Then the hosts look at the week in the world of Coronavirus.

Apr 20 2020

53mins

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School's Out (Forever?) [Ep.252]

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This episode looks at how the coronavirus will affect schools, the economic recovery, and the 2020 presidential election.

Apr 13 2020

46mins

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Unemployment Pandemic (Ep. 251)

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This episode dives deep into the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the controversial decision to hold the Wisconsin primary during that state's stay-at-home lockdown. Then the hosts share what necessities of life they have learned to buy online while sheltering in place.

Apr 07 2020

56mins

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Gimme Shelter In Place (Ep. 250)

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This episode looks at the new shelter-in-place culture and then answers the burning Bernie Bros. question, "where's Joe Biden?" (Hint: you're not looking hard enough.)

Mar 31 2020

50mins

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1918 Or 1929? (Ep. 249)

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This episodes looks at the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak and the status of the Democratic primary race in a Covid-19 world.

Mar 24 2020

51mins

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But He Persisted (Ep. 248)

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This episode looks ahead at the primaries in Florida, Illinois, Arizona and (maybe) Ohio, and other news that isn't necessarily about Trump or Covid-19.

Mar 17 2020

48mins

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VP Stakes (Ep. 247)

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This week's podcast looks at the two man race between Biden and Sanders, who would make a good VP choice for Joe, how the CoronaVirus could change the way we live, and the long-term impact of Trump's new truce deal with the Taliban.

Mar 10 2020

41mins

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Return of the Biden (Ep. 246)

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This week's podcast looks ahead to Super Tuesday and the Biden endorsement surge.

Mar 03 2020

37mins

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Goin' To Carolina (Ep. 245)

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This week's podcast looks ahead to the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday.

Feb 25 2020

41mins

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iTunes Ratings

187 Ratings
Average Ratings
105
30
9
16
27

Great podcast! I agree f gun ownership

By Awesome Great Pod ūüĎć - Sep 03 2019
Read more
F the gun owners! Protecting our citizens is more important than you killing animals.

It’s sooo hard not to hate!

By RambonWreck - Feb 17 2019
Read more
Great discussion of issues that truly threaten our republic!