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Join Zack and Brandon as they encourage open, civil and constructive conversation around controversial subjects. We cover topics such as politics, religion, money, culture, and more. Help us break down conversational barriers, revitalize free discussion, push back against cancel culture and open minds. We've covered BLM, hate speech, drug use, finance, bias, education reform, stereotypes and more. *Views and beliefs expressed by guests and/or listeners do not represent the views or beliefs o ...
 
Welcome to Controversial Figures; a podcast about intriguing figures in the media. Created by Tammy Hawkins. If you enjoy this podcast, please leave a 5 star rating and comment; and subscribe to the show so you never miss a new episode. I've created this podcast with no sponsor; it would mean the world to me if you visit Patreon and donate anything you can, so I can continue bringing new content regularly. https://www.patreon.com/controversialfigurespod
 
Here you can listen to our weekly show "Who Do You Think You Are?" as the husband and wife team Byron and Susan Dyess along with Jeff Duke take on some of the most controversial cultured topics and navigate you through the shark infested waters so that you can reach your destination unscathed.
 
Pope Francis is celebrating five years as head of the Catholic Church on 2018. To mark this anniversary, two leading Catholics, a journalist and a theologian, voiced their conflicting opinions on the legacy of Pope Francis controversial pontificate. Ross Douthat is a New York Times Columnist and author of To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. Him and Dr. Massimo Faggioli, professor of Theology at Villanova University, and contributor of the Commonweal Magazine, de ...
 
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Zack and Brandon sit down to reflect on the progression of the podcast and all the positives that it has brought. They mention benefits such as increased confidence, conversational flow, and the ability to see how thoughts in your head sound when you say them out loud. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support…
 
Brandon and Zack discuss labeling people or oneself as a conservative, liberal, progressive, libertarian, republican, democrat and more. We touch on what it means to be some of these things, and how the labels can be both helpful and damaging. We touch on Rachel Dolezal identifying as black, the Black Lives Matter organization, and changes in party…
 
In this episode Zack and Brandon sit down with Sherman Tylawsky, the host of the Friends and Fellow Citizens Podcast, to discuss his experiences in the Capitol complex on January 6th and the events of that day, division in the country, and more! If you like what you hear from Sherman, check out more of his stuff here: www.shermantylawsky.com --- Su…
 
In this episode, Zack and guest co-host MrMan discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict live with our listeners. We start with some historical context, and then open the floor for all to discuss and share their views on the issues. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support…
 
In this episode, Zack interviews Dr. Eric Fretz to discuss virtuous cults/tribes, increasing political polarization, countering cancel culture with civil conversation, "liberal indoctrination" in academia, and more! Don't mind the birds, we recorded outside! See the video on our YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC73tZwWASIBbHEQ8ALkhzJA…
 
Zack and Brandon sit down with Delvon from the Views From The Arch podcast to discuss policing, the prison system, critical race theory, and more. We touch on humanizing police and criminals, and Delvon leaves listeners with a closing message to listen to each other when having a conversation. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-ne…
 
In this live discussion, Zack and Brandon discuss different laws with listeners, and which should be gotten rid of. We touch on local vs national law, constitutionality, and even systemic racism. Check it out! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support
 
In this episode, Zack and Brandon sit down with David and Mohammad from the Ask an Iranian Podcast to discuss the good and bad/controversial elements of Islam. David and Mohammad kick it off with what Islam means to them and other positive elements. We then discuss "radical Islamic terrorism" and women's rights/feminism, as well as how Western cult…
 
Check out this episode of the Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered, where they interview Zack and Brandon! If you enjoy this episode, check out more of them on their website: https://threadspodcast.com/ or on their link tree link: https://linktr.ee/threadspodcastlifeunfiltered --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support…
 
Zack and Brandon chat live with listeners about the Ma'Khia Bryant shooting, as well as about police brutality more broadly. The conversation ends on a positive note, discussing potential solutions for issues within policing and communities. If you'd like to join us live next time, email us at saywhatneedssayingpodcast@gmail.com! --- Support this p…
 
In this episode, Brandon breaks down the basics of cryptocurrency. Why is crypto gaining popularity? What makes it special? Should you invest? Listen to find out! What is cryptocurrency? [00:45] · Cryptocurrency is a form of payment that can be exchanged for goods and services. Brandon explains that you need to exchange “real” currency for the cryp…
 
In this episode, Zack and Brandon sit down with a police officer from the Columbus, Ohio police department to discuss the shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant. Mike debunks several “alternatives” proposed by the media and others such as using a taser, firing a warning shot or shooting the legs. We discuss the releasing of the bodycam footage, and dive into s…
 
In this episode, Zack and Brandon discuss the recent shooting of Daunte Wright, police brutality broadly, and the recent rise in Dogecoin prices. One listener joins the conversation, with others commenting live. If you like what you hear and would like to be invited to future live episodes, email us at saywhatneedssayingpodcast@gmail.com *Views exp…
 
In this live episode, Zack and Brandon talk with listeners and discuss the recent spate of anti-Asian hate and violence. We talk about the shooting in Atlanta, and the shooter's motive. We also discuss gun rights and restrictions a bit as well. Brandon and a couple Asian listeners share their experiences with animosity between the black and Asian c…
 
For this week's SWNS Spotlight we bring on a longtime listener of the podcast to discuss something that means a lot to them. We cover lots of topics pertaining to academia. We touch on safe spaces and trigger warnings, and how these got adopted on college campuses. MrMan describes cancel culture and the "mob mentality" associated with it. Zack, Bra…
 
In this episode, Dillon Bruce of the Bible Conversations Podcast joins Say What Needs Saying to discuss Christianity. We begin by talking about the "good" of Christianity. Dillon shares how Christianity provides meaning to life, and what he believes are the best aspects of his faith. We then move on to discussing the more controversial or "bad" asp…
 
In this episode, Brandon and Zack discuss IRAs, and why you should absolutely start one if you don't have one already. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support
 
Zack and Brandon invite their listeners on to further discuss the topics covered in this week's episodes. We dive further into cancel culture, Gina Carano, and censorship in general, as well as talk stocks more, with Brandon and Zack talking about some different investments they're potentially looking at (even though none of it is financial advice!…
 
Jenn from Crane's Critter Care steps into the SWNS Spotlight along with Ursula the chinchilla, to discuss her business. We discuss how Crane's Critter Care operates, but also issues such as people buying pets they can no longer take care of after lockdown ends, negative vs positive reinforcement, and more! Tune in Fridays for our SWNS Spotlight seg…
 
For this week's culture segment, Say What Needs Saying brings on Red from the "Red's Ramblings" podcast to discuss international sentiments towards Americans, and different reactions he's gotten when seeking out people of different cultures to interview. We touch on the Philippines, Trump, cancel culture, and much more. Tune in Thursdays for more C…
 
We're beginning our segment on money, during which we'll discuss investing, finances, money, and everything related to them. In this first episode, Brandon covers the basics of what a stock is and Zack and Brandon both discuss a bit about their personal investments. Subscribe for more, and tune in Wednesdays for more Money segments! While we aren't…
 
The "Ask an Iranian" podcast stops by to discuss self-censorship, Iranian sentiments about Trump, cancel culture broadly, and much more. SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE TO SEE THE VIDEO COMPONENT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC73tZwWASIBbHEQ8ALkhzJA/ Tune in Tuesdays for more Politics/Current Events segments, where we'll discuss more important topics and …
 
In this episode Brandon and Zack sit down with Jason and Ben from the Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered to discuss whether men can express emotion, society's views on men being emotional, going to therapy, anti-depressants, and so much more. Definitely check it out, and if you enjoy their perspectives, check them out too! --- Support this podcast: h…
 
In this episode, Zack and Brandon sit down with two former educators, Mary Damer and Dave Ziffer, to discuss the education system and reform. We discuss things such as the importance of phonics, common core, math education, privatization of education or charter schools, and so much more. Here are some resources that they've provided for further inf…
 
In this episode, Zack and Brandon sit down with Derick Van Ness, a Wealth Strategist with Big Life Financial, and discuss financial freedom, wealth and money management, investing (and what to do even if you still have student debt or other barriers), and more. Money is one of the most important aspects of life, but yet we never talk about it. Help…
 
Zack and Brandon appeared on The Ear Hustling Podcast with James & Eric to discuss Black History Month as part of a panel of other podcasters. We talked about whether Black History Month should be continued, how black Americans prefer to be referred to, what black history means and how it should be discussed year-long and more. If you enjoy this, b…
 
On January 6th, 2021, we appeared on the Soulless Society Podcast to discuss the Capitol Hill riots that had happened earlier that day. Enjoy this throwback to this monumental and horrible event, and hear us offer our perspective on another podcast! If you enjoy this episode, be sure to check out the Soulless Society Podcast for more like it, and i…
 
We are bringing the live conversations back for Season 2! In this episode we talked about "unity", Wall Street Bets and Gamestock, cryptocurrency, presidential pardons and so much more. If you want to be added to the live episode invite list, email us at saywhatneedssayingpodcast@gmail.com. Join us next time on Zoom and be part of the conversation!…
 
In this episode, Nate from "Parker's Pouring Politics" joins us to Say What Needs Saying about voting, politics, and the black community in Chicago. We touch on education reform, voting Democrat vs voting Republican, and much more. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support…
 
Say What Needs Saying is off to a running start for Season 2. We sit down with Red from the Reds Ramblings podcast to discuss his experiences growing up without a father, being a dad himself, and what it means to be a man, a father, and strong. Join our discord server, and let us (and Red) know what you thought of the episode, suggest future ones, …
 
Lesson : Love can be the truth or it can be the root to manipulation. People’s actions will always speak louder than anything they say and the moment a person who claims to love you, proceeds to disrespect you, it’s because they have no empathy or emotional connection with you. When people show you who they are please...BELIEVE THEM.…
 
In this episode of 'Say What Needs Saying', our hosts run through all the topics discussed in the first season, highlighting key points discussed, sharing updates on some events, and trying to identify changes in particular situations since the conversation took place addressing them. FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC73tZwWAS…
 
We chat about the first ever Podsgiving episode! To hear all the crazy conversation that wound up happening, listen HERE --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support
 
In this episode we talk about our discussion with Preity Upala, Ask an Iranian, Reds Ramblings, and our listeners about various cultural misunderstandings. Check out the whole conversation HERE and HERE --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support
 
In this episode we discuss our interview with Param Srikantia. Check out the full episode here. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support
 
In this snippet, Brandon and Zack look back on what it was like interviewing two black police officers and discussing issues such as defund the police, BLM, blue lives matter, the thin blue line and more, with them. To listen to the whole interview, find it here! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support…
 
In this clip, Zack and Brandon discuss their thoughts on the 2020 presidential and vice presidential debates. We wound up having a great discussion with listeners about the first debate. To hear that whole conversation, listen here! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support…
 
In this short snippet, Zack and Brandon look back on the shooting of Breonna Taylor, and give their thoughts. We think back to the discussion we had about this incident, and how it was great to be able to generate constructive conversation around it. Listen to that episode here! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/supp…
 
In this clip, Brandon and Zack discuss the interview with Tom Kuntzleman and gave our thoughts on why these things are so important in conversation. Listen to the original interview here! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support
 
In this episode of 'Say What Needs Saying', Brandon and Zack take an in-depth review of the violent events at the Capitol and Donald Trump's role in inciting it. Other perspectives to the topic are also discussed by the listeners, including the questionable security, other parties involved, and the depth of discord that led to such an event. FOLLOW…
 
In this clip, Zack and Brandon discuss freedom of speech, and how Say What Needs Saying MUST do another episode on it. If you want to hear our first live conversation with listeners about hate speech and free speech, check it out here. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support…
 
In this snippet, Zack and Brandon look back on discussing the pandemic within the pandemic, drug use and abuse. To hear the entire conversation with Kent Berridge, Scott Silverman, and Bryce Morrison, listen here! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support
 
In this episode Zack and Brandon look back on our discussion about 9/11 and the commercialization of it. To hear the full conversation, check it out here! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support
 
In this episode, Brandon gives his take on self love, and we look back on our collaboration with the LoveLockdown podcast. To hear the whole episode, listen here! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support
 
In this episode, we look back on our discussion about the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the case of Kyle Rittenhouse. We generated some great live conversation with our listeners about this topic. Listen to the whole episode here! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support…
 
In this snippet, Brandon and Zack talk about the #SaveTheChildren movement, conspiracy theories, and more. Hear listeners of ours Say What Need Saying on this topic and more here! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support
 
In this snippet, Zack and Brandon look back on everything masks. Mask use, mask mandates, pro-mask, anti-mask, everything. If you want to hear our panel on mask mandates, where we discussed with several international and American perspectives, listen to it here! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support…
 
In this snippet, Zack and Brandon look back on discussing George Floyd. Hear what our listeners and us had to say about it here! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support
 
In this snippet, Brandon and Zack look back on our conversation about freedom of religion. There's lots more to talk about on this topic, but in the meantime, listen to the whole episode where we talked about it here! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/say-what-needs-saying/support
 
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