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Gun control expert Cliff Schecter and LGBT advocate John Aravosis give you an unfiltered and humorous insider's look at the latest political news from a decidedly anti-Trump perspective. Please support the show, and listen to our full episodes, by subscribing at Patreon, thanks: https://www.patreon.com/UnPresidentedPodcast @CliffSchecter & John @Aravosis (Intro and outro musical credits: "Egmont Overture Finale" and "Summon the Rawk," by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)). ℗ 2020 Lucky Media G ...
 
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In today's show, we talk about the all-important upcoming election for Virginia's governor, the latest on Covid boosters, and why President Biden isn't the reason that we're having such supply chain problems in the economy (the UK is having the same issue). This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to a free excerpt here, and then, if the…
 
In today's show, we talk about Hillary Clinton's latest warnings about losing our democracy, and more Covid nonsense. Don't let the short description fool you, we went on for 90 minutes! This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to a free excerpt here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a patron. Thanks …
 
Lincoln's Bible (aka LB), host of the podcast "The World Beneath," joins us to talk about how Facebook can take the most trivial information you give them, and use it to introduce you to conspiracies and worse; how Russia is the first modern mob state; and how more Americans—and specifically, Republicans—are compromised than you think. It was a fas…
 
Producer and author Melissa Jo Peltier joins us to talk about her new movie, "The Game is Up: Disillusioned Trump Voters Tell Their Stories." This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to a free excerpt here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a patron. Thanks so much. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.…
 
Concern grows about Trump and the Republicans preparing to steal the 2024 election. Other topics include: the Infrastructure latest, General Milley, the American Dental Association being evil to seniors, and heat waves. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to a free excerpt here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Pat…
 
In today's show we discuss Trump losing the Arizona recount, booster, Michael Flynn's latest conspiracy, whether 88 y.o. members of Congress should really be running for re-election, and the latest on the Infrastructure bill. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to a free excerpt here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over …
 
Donald Trump's niece, Mary, returns to talk about her new book, "The Reckoning: our nation’s trauma and finding a way to heal." Among the topics Mary discusses with us: Don Jr's intelligence; Ivanka ego; her recent slapdown of Meghan McCain; why Dems should be more outspoken about gun control, voting rights, and abortion; expanding the Supreme Cour…
 
Today's show is an interview with Dixon Osburn, an old friend and colleague who was one of the key players in the repeal of the US military's ban on gay service members, the infamous "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Dixon has a new book out about the history of DADT, "Mission Possible: The Story of Repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." Dixon and I talk …
 
On today's show, our guest is longtime telecom executive Jonathan Pelson, talking to us about his new book, "Wireless Wars: China's dangerous domination of 5G, and how we're fighting back." Pelson talks to us about Chinese dominance of 5G wireless technology, and why it poses a threat to America and the world. Pelson also gives us a really interest…
 
On today's show, we discuss President Biden's sweeping new Covid vaccine mandate, and how a minority of Americans hold, in essence, a filibuster over the head of the majority on health care policy, like so much else. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
On today's show, Cliff and I talk about the rumor that Trump may run again, and more generally, the danger of the increased radicalism of the GOP; the latest on Covid; and a bit on the California recall election. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
In today's show, we talk about gunmaker Remington's obscene legal strategy, another great Psaki bomb, that new abortion law in Texas, and Madison Cawthorn's threat of violence. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 15 minutes here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a patron. Thanks so much. See P…
 
In today's show, we talk about Kevin McCarthy's brother getting $7 million in no-bid government contracts because he says they're part Cherokee, the latest on the January 6th Commission, the end of the Afghan withdrawal, a rather racist controversy, Richard Marx vs. Chacci, and Afghanistan's last Jew. This is one of our premium episodes. You can li…
 
Health care advocate and activist Laura Packard, a stage 4 cancer survivor, and award-winning progressive digital/new media and communications strategist, joins us to talk about everything health care, from Obamacare to Covid to Biden's new proposals. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 15 minutes here, and then, if the spirit mo…
 
An in-depth look at how, in spite of today's terror attack, the Afghan evacuation ended up being quite a successful effort. Then we cover the latest on Covid, including Pfizer finally being approved. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 15 minutes here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a patron…
 
Today's guest is Dr. Chethen Sathya, a pediatric trauma surgeon who is the Director of the Gun Violence Prevention Center at Northwell Health, the largest system of hospitals and outpatient clinics in New York. Northwell is doing a big push on gun violence prevention, highlighted by fighting for funds in the infrastructure bill that go to gun viole…
 
Oy. Is Biden to blame? Is Trump to blame? What happens to the interpreters? Wasn't this all inevitable anyway? And will the American people even care? All that and more in our special Afghan episode. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 15 minutes here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a patron…
 
On today's show, Cliff and I delve into the news that Rand Paul's wife secretly bought stocks in a drug company way back in February of 2020, and Paul failed to report it for 16 months. And it just so happens that the pharmaceutical company, Gilead, makes the Covid treatment drug Remdesivir. At the time his wife bought the drug, Rand Paul, as a mem…
 
Today's episode starts with a discussion about Marjorie Taylor Greene getting kicked off Twitter for a week for spouting anti-vaccine nonsense. Then we talk about why Donald Trump hasn't been indicted yet, and what it means for our democracy moving forward. We then get into the new huge Dominion lawsuits against OAN and Newsmax. This is one of our …
 
In today's show, we delve into what meaning there is, if any, from Shontel Brown beating Nina Turner in the Ohio special election for the Democratic primary. We then have a long talk about Fox News, and Tucker Carlson spending the week in Hungary trying to sell Americans on the notion that so long as the trains run on time, dictatorship is swell. A…
 
In today's show, we chat about the latest homophobia controversy engulfing Matt Damon, about the sexual harassment findings about Gov. Cuomo, about that special congressional election in Ohio, and Covid! This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 30 minutes here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a pa…
 
Today's show is all about the Infrastructure bill and the latest on the burgeoning threat from the Delta variant. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 30 minutes here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a patron. Thanks so much. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Priva…
 
Today's show is all about the blockbuster hearing in Congress today about the January 6th Insurrection. Cliff and I have several clips of the most important and poignant moments, from the police officers who testified and members of Congress, and as always, we offer our analysis. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 30 minutes her…
 
On today's show, we start with the new revelations that the FBI lied about vetting now- Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Then we talk about the indictment and arrest of Trump ally, and campaign adviser, Tom Barrack. Next up, Covid, Delta, the NFL, the Olympics and more Coronavirus-related news. And finally, we dig deeper into the latest on th…
 
Today's discussion starts with the space launch(es) of late, including Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, and why both of us hope that Biden can use science to reunite the nation and also, slyly, re-educate Republicans about the important of science and facts to our daily lives. Next topic is Covid. It always is :) The Delta Variant has how become 83% of th…
 
Today's big story is that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley -- America's top career military official -- so feared that Donald Trump was preparing a military coup that he reached out to other military leaders in an effort to thwart it. A just unbelievable, yet all too believable, story from a new book by two senior Washingt…
 
In today's episode, the big issue is whether President Biden is being too bipartisan by asking former conservative Republican anti-Trump Senator Jeff Flake to be his ambassador to Turkey. Cliff and I think there's both a philosophical and Machiavellian reason for Biden to choose Flake, so we're on board. We also talk about everyone's favorite Supre…
 
On today's episode, we delve into Tucker Carlson's latest lie about the NSA allegedly spying on him (never happened), about the growing Covid outbreak in Missouri (and other Covid news), about Trump's bogus social media lawsuit, and some hilarity form two new books about Trump that both make him look like a fool. (Trump thought the Democrats were g…
 
In today's show, our big topic is the latest news about the Covid Delta variant and how well the Pfizer vaccine is working against it, why you shouldn't be panicked yet, but also why there is cause for concern even if you're vaccinated. We sift through the deets. Other topics include: The six-month anniversary of the Insurrection; Jimmy and Rosalyn…
 
On today's show, we talk about the indictment of the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, and why the indictment ended up being a way bigger deal, and problem for Trump, than anyone expected. Not only were the charges much more than we thought -- 15 felony charges totalling a max of 105 years in prison -- but the i…
 
Cong. Torres is the first openly-gay candidate to be elected to legislative office in the Bronx, was the youngest member of the New York City council, is the first openly-gay Afro-Latino elected to Congress, and he and Mondaire Jones are the first openly-gay black men elected to Congress. Cong. Torres joins talks to us about the Insurrection, and w…
 
In late-breaking news, the Supreme Court this morning threw out a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) that many observers thought would lead to the the entire law being struck down as unconstitutional, costing 31 million Americans, myself included, their health insurance. Instead, the court threw out the lawsuit! We invited ba…
 
David Pakman, the host of the YouTube/Twitch talk radio program "The David Pakman Show," joins the UnPresidented podcast's John Aravosis and Cliff Schecter to talk about how Joe Biden is doing as president, what Democrats/the Left should and can do about Joe Manchin obstructing our agenda, how David defines his own politics and why he was happy to …
 
Doug Pagitt is executive director of Vote Common Good, a non-profit that tries to invite religious voters to take an off ramp from the Republican party. In today's show, Doug talks to us about how his organization reaches Republican evangelicals, and why it even matters? We also get into a discussion on how religious voters can not only stand Donal…
 
Today's guest, Julie Oliver -- a two-time congressional candidate from Austin, Texas, and executive director of the non-profit Register to Vote -- joins us to talk about the latest Jim Crow legislation in Texas, voting rights overall, the filibuster, and the problem that is George P. Bush, the Trump-loving son of Jeb. This is one of our free episod…
 
Today's big story is Trump's former National Security Adviser, and then felon, Michael Flynn attending a QAnon cult conference in Dallas, where he expressed support for a military coup in the US. Flynn, who is a convicted liar, later claimed that he did not support a coup, but video of the event suggests otherwise. We delve into all of that, and mo…
 
On today's show, we discuss the Senate vote on the January 6th Sedition Commission (taped before the vote, but the analysis is the same), and what we think might be motivating Joe Manchin. We also talk about Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz, about the maskholes, about our modest proposal to set up Satan statues across country to honor MTG and …
 
Salon writer Amanda Marcotte is back to talk with us about her concerns surrounding the ongoing Republican effort to steal the 2022 and 2024 elections, and what's up with Roe v. Wade and the Supreme Court. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 30 minutes here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a …
 
Longtime Democratic campaign expert James Carville, who was the lead strategist in charge of getting Bill Clinton elected president in 1992, joins us to talk about how Democrats should message in order to win now and in the future. Carville talks about why Democrats aren't as good as Republicans at messaging, how "woke" messaging is hurting us at t…
 
In today's show, Cliff and I talk about the battle over Congress establishing an independent commission to investigate the January 6th Insurrection -- or as Cliff and I call it, the Sedition Commission. From that, we move to the Arizona presidential election "recount," where even GOP officials have had enough of the Trumpers' games. We also get int…
 
Today, Cliff and I do a deep dive on the implications of the House GOP having removed Liz Cheney from leadership, and replaced her with nouveau Trump sycophant Elise Stefanik. This isn't just about the GOP being upset that Cheney was mean to Trump. When you look at this move, alongside the increased noise we're hearing from Republicans defending th…
 
On today's show, we talk to c, who played a key role getting Bill Clinton elected president in 1992, and is now a Democratic strategist, author CNN contributor. Among our topics: Why Democrats didn't do better in the 2020 elections, both presidential and congressional? How Biden won the Democratic primary? Biden's great new polls, and whether they …
 
In today's show, former conservative Republican congressman, and outspoken anti-Trumper, Joe Walsh joins us again to talk about Liz Cheney growing opposition to Trump, her oped in the Washington Post saying that the GOP is "at a turning point," and whether it's already too late for both Cheney and the Republican party. Joe thinks it IS too late for…
 
Chicago Tribune humor columnist Rex Huppke joins us to talk about the growing civil war in the Republican party between Trumpers and the few sane GOPers, like uber-conservative Congresswoman Liz Cheney, who don't believe in violent insurrection. We then segue into a discussion of the 2022 and 2024 elections: Whether Democrats may lose the House in …
 
Today's leitmotif is messaging. Staring with Biden quasi- State of the Union address last night before a joint session of Congress, and then leading to a long conversation about Democratic strategist James Carville's Vox interview about how Democrats are doing a lousy job messaging. Carville's interview is fantastic -- don't believe what you've hea…
 
On today's show, Cliff and I talk a lot about lies -- Republican lies, to be precise. How the GOP is lying about Biden, and how they're lying about Kamala. We also get into the topic of why so many people aren't getting their second Covid vaccine, and why we think their reason is pretty bogus. Oh yeah, we also talk about how the media is lying abou…
 
On today's show we have Charles Gaba, the editor of ACASignups, one of the top Web sites out there for detailed data about the Affordable Care Act, aka ACA, aka Obamacare. Charles joins us in an almost two-hour episode to talks about: 1. What is Obamacare? Who does it benefit, and what are the details of what it does and what subsidies it provides?…
 
In today's show, our old friend Amanda Terkel, the DC bureau chief of the Huffington Post -- and before that, longtime ThinkProgress guru -- joins us to talk about the issues of the day, and a smattering of journalistic ethics to boot. Cliff and I conclude with a longer-than-expected discussion of cryptocurrency investing, and the anti-vaxx movemen…
 
In today's show, French-American cooking writer Jamie Schler joins us to talk baking and politics. We get into the whole Coronavirus situation in Europe, and how things got so out of control over there, and also delve in to the resurgence of far-right politics there and here at home. But a good portion of our show is in fact devoted to food! I admi…
 
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