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The Political Orphanage

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Rank #63 in Politics category

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Politics minus bile plus jokes. Comedian and avowed independent Andrew Heaton examines current events with his deranged friends, then slops humor on top.

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Politics minus bile plus jokes. Comedian and avowed independent Andrew Heaton examines current events with his deranged friends, then slops humor on top.

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563 Ratings
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Vaudevillian raconteur

By Sounds like a Heaton - Nov 19 2019
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Came for the tornado repellant. Stayed for the content drift.

Best political pod out there

By RandtheGeek - Sep 01 2019
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Funny and informative, my go to place to hear about politics.

iTunes Ratings

563 Ratings
Average Ratings
525
21
7
4
6

Vaudevillian raconteur

By Sounds like a Heaton - Nov 19 2019
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Came for the tornado repellant. Stayed for the content drift.

Best political pod out there

By RandtheGeek - Sep 01 2019
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Funny and informative, my go to place to hear about politics.

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Politics minus bile plus jokes. Comedian and avowed independent Andrew Heaton examines current events with his deranged friends, then slops humor on top.

Rank #1: Ep. 21 | BIAS! | Guest: Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy

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Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy returns to discuss bias, cognitive traps, and the difference between tokenism and intellectual diversity. Plus, on Animal News, Heaton does a deep dive on the story of endangered Hawaiian monk seals getting eels stuck in their nostrils.

Dec 11 2018

59mins

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Rank #2: 15 Why Republicans and Democrats Think Differently - Featuring: Dr. Matt Grossmann

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Republicans and Democrats don't just have different goals and platforms, they literally think and organize differently. Dr. Matt Grossmann joins Heaton to discuss his book, "Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats."

Oct 16 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 3 | Ghosts and Creepy Dolls on Paranormal News | Guest: Brian Brushwood

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The most interesting thing about the midterms wasn't Red Team vs. Blue Team, it was state propositions. "Modern Rogue" founder and touring magician Brian Brushwood joins Heaton to talk about gerrymandering, legal weed, minimum wage, and how to properly eat a light bulb. PLUS: ghosts and creepy dolls on Paranormal News. 

Nov 14 2018

37mins

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Rank #4: 16 Hillary Clinton and Tulsi Gabbard Slapfight - Featuring: Justin Robert Young

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Shots fired! Hillary Clinton is accusing Tulsi Gabbard of being a Russian asset. Tulsi Gabbard says Hillary Clinton is a corrupt warmonger. How exactly does this factor into foreign policy? Justin Robert Young joins Heaton for a tactical analysis of the 2020 campaign, and Heaton explains what the hell "unilateral vs multilateral muscular liberalism" means.

Oct 24 2019

51mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 4 | Amazon Should Build Its Own City | Guest: Jim Swift

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Amazon Should Build Its Own City, with guest Jim Swift

Amazon finally picks two overwhelmingly unsurprising locations for its HQ, and Heaton talks to The Weekly Standard's Jim Swift about the perils of corporate cronyism. Plus:, "Naughty Parts from Around the World": a segment devoted entirely to scandals and sex. 

Nov 15 2018

34mins

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Rank #6: Ep 89 | Adam Smith & The Wealth of Nations | Guest: P.J. O’Rourke

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Adam Smith got the party started, alternately lambasting feudalists and mercantilists and paving the way for a more free and prosperous world. Legendary humorist and author of “On The Wealth of Nations” P.J. O’Rourke joins Heaton to discuss the plucky Scotsman’s contributions to society.

Mar 28 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #7: Ep 142 | The Final Episode

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Heaton comes on the show one last time to conclude 'Something's Off with Andrew Heaton'.

Jun 12 2019

20mins

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Rank #8: Ep 94 | The Politics of Dune: Alienating the Audience | Guest: Ben Brockschmidt

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Heaton goes on a melange-fueled sci-fi plunge in this special installment of “Alienating the Audience” about the politics and economics of Frank Herbert’s “Dune.” He’s joined by fellow nerd and possible mentat Benjamin Brockschmidt to discuss feudalism in space, the future of humanity, technology, and the nature of power. 

Apr 04 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 5 l The Three Languages of Politics | Guest: Arnold Kling

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In today's podcast we take a deep breath and skip the headlines and segments to do an actual, honest-to-god interview with a thoughtful adult. Arnold Kling is the author of "The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across Political Divides." He's an expert on how people think and the filters conservatives, progressives, and libertarians interprets things through.

Nov 16 2018

36mins

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Rank #10: Ep 99 | A British Slum Doctor Tackles Poverty | Guest: Theodore Dalrymple

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Poverty and low standards of living are often thought to be the outcome of those at the financial and social top standing on the backs of everyone else. But what are some other possibilities? Theodore Dalrymple, author of "Life at the Bottom: The Worldview that Makes the Underclass," comes on the program to talk to Andrew about the influence of a generational welfare state and its impoverishment of stable, family-based values.

Apr 11 2019

55mins

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Rank #11: Ep 107 | Conservatives on Climate Change | Guest: Stu Burguiere

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Stu Burguiere joins Heaton to weigh in on climate change as a conservative — how alarmed we should be and what good and bad policies look like.

Apr 23 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 14 |The Politics of Star Trek | Guest: Tim Sandefur

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Heaton gives a primer on how to swear like a Scotsman after Scottish News. Then the Goldwater Institute's Tim Sandefur joins to discuss the political philosophies of Star Trek, and how Picard measures up to Captain Kirk.

Nov 30 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #13: Ep 59 | Tales from a Sex Cult | Guest: Bridget Phetasy

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Bridget Phetasy is a former Playboy Advisor, and presently a writer and standup comedian. Also, she was in a sex cult. Heaton talks to her about dating advice, but mostly, about what it’s like to be in a sex cult, and if he should visit one on his next vacation.

Feb 14 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 54 | Is "South Park" Postmodern? | Guest: Nick Gillespie

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What is Postmodernism and why do so many people loathe it? Reason’s Nick Gillespie joins Heaton to explain what postmodernism is, where it’s useful and when it’s asinine, and the many instances where postmodernism has spread through American culture.

Feb 07 2019

54mins

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Rank #15: 01 Should We Add Another Thousand Congressmen?

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It's the first episode of the new series! Host Andrew Heaton is joined by podcast warlords Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young, to discuss:

  • Should the Trump administration continue the trend of relocating federal agencies to the states?
  • Congressmen have *way* more constituents than they used to. Should we create more congressmen? What about *thousands* of more congressmen?
  • Democratic Party Draft Picks: who would make the strongest combo, and who would you like to see on a ticket regardless?

Jul 11 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 40 | The Politics of Star Wars | Guest: Stephen Kent

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Stephen Kent, host of the "Beltway Banthas" podcast, joins Heaton to discuss droid slavery, imperial apologists, and the galaxy's fascist dark age. Plus: how to expose children to the proper film sequence to avoid emotional trauma.

Jan 18 2019

55mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 30 | A Very Snuffy’s Christmas

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The show’s principle sponsor funds an entire holiday special, in exchange for allowing its waitstaff to write the entire script.

Dec 25 2018

32mins

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Rank #18: Ep 86 | The Mueller Probing | Guest: Justin Robert Young

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After two years, the Russian collusion investigation has come up empty, so it looks like Robert Mueller won’t be frog-marching Donald Trump out of the White House. Political commentator Justin Robert Young joins Heaton to sort things out.

Mar 25 2019

43mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 6 | The Mathematical Case Against Democracy | Guest: Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy

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Heaton brings on comedian and verified smart person Andrea Jones-Rooy to discuss the soft, problematic underbelly of democracy: math. Plus: News from Canada, including a butter heist and a mythical Thunderbird.

Nov 19 2018

41mins

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Rank #20: Ep 75 | Who Has the Biggest Moose? | Guest: Kevin Seefried

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Why we should rename Mt. Everest, what hipsters are and aren’t, when cemeteries become yoga studios, and the best legislation to come out of Utah—all this on another installment of Friday Release Valve.

Mar 09 2019

29mins

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