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    <title>That Trippi Show</title>
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    <description>If you're looking for someone who actually knows how presidential and national politics works to explain what's going on in 30 minutes or less, this is the show for you. Joe Trippi is a longtime Democratic campaign manager who ran the progressive Howard Dean presidential campaign in 2004 and the historic Doug Jones Senate campaign to defeat Roy Moore in 2017. He's seen it all and isn't bogged down by the viral tweets or hot takes du jour. He's looking past the headlines to answer the questions that matter: How do Democrats win key races moving forward? How do we convince voters to make Republicans pay for January 6th and its aftermath? What's happening with the campaigns for '22 and (gulp) '24? Don't just listen to the talking heads. Learn from an expert. Subscribe now to That Trippi Show. New episodes every Friday (at least!).</description>
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    <itunes:summary>If you're looking for someone who actually knows how presidential and national politics works to explain what's going on in 30 minutes or less, this is the show for you. Joe Trippi is a longtime Democratic campaign manager who ran the progressive Howard Dean presidential campaign in 2004 and the historic Doug Jones Senate campaign to defeat Roy Moore in 2017. He's seen it all and isn't bogged down by the viral tweets or hot takes du jour. He's looking past the headlines to answer the questions that matter: How do Democrats win key races moving forward? How do we convince voters to make Republicans pay for January 6th and its aftermath? What's happening with the campaigns for '22 and (gulp) '24? Don't just listen to the talking heads. Learn from an expert. Subscribe now to That Trippi Show. New episodes every Friday (at least!).</itunes:summary>
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      <title>Joe's 5 Reasons Democrats should be optimistic</title>
      <description>This week: Joe backs up his big prediction last week and gets into exactly why Democrats should be optimistic about their chances in 2022. It's going to take some hard work from everyone -- but this is a winnable fight. Plus, the latest from Biden's Georgia trip and the push for the voting rights bill. 
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      <pubDate>Fri, 14 Jan 2022 13:32:50 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Joe's 5 Reasons Democrats should be optimistic</itunes:title>
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      <itunes:summary>This week: Joe backs up his big prediction last week and gets into exactly why Democrats should be optimistic about their chances in 2022. It's going to take some hard work from everyone -- but this is a winnable fight. Plus, the latest from Biden's Georgia trip and the push for the voting rights bill. 
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        <![CDATA[<p>This week: Joe backs up his big prediction last week and gets into exactly why Democrats should be optimistic about their chances in 2022. It's going to take some hard work from everyone -- but this is a winnable fight. Plus, the latest from Biden's Georgia trip and the push for the voting rights bill. </p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <title>Joe Biden steps up, Trippi's bold prediction, and more</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex discuss Joe Biden's huge speech on the anniversary of the Capitol insurrection, and what we can all do to protect our democracy. Then, what does the latest redistricting news mean for midterms? Trippi makes a huge bold prediction Democrats are going to like to hear. 
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      <pubDate>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:00:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Joe Biden steps up, Trippi's bold prediction, and more</itunes:title>
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      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex discuss Joe Biden's huge speech on the anniversary of the Capitol insurrection, and what we can all do to protect our democracy. Then, what does the latest redistricting news mean for midterms? Trippi makes a huge bold prediction Democrats are going to like to hear. 
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex discuss Joe Biden's huge speech on the anniversary of the Capitol insurrection, and what we can all do to protect our democracy. Then, what does the latest redistricting news mean for midterms? Trippi makes a huge bold prediction Democrats are going to like to hear. </p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <title>The War on Christmas Isn’t Real, But The War on Democracy Continues</title>
      <description>2022 is on the horizon, but the Build Baack Better Bill will have to wait after Joe Manchin stopped it in its track. What's next for the president's signature bill?
Plus, it's almost been a year since the Jan. 6 insurrection - what's the latest with the fight for democracy?
And one piece of good, underreported news: Pres. Biden got 40 federal judges confirmed this year, and it was the most diverse group ever. We discuss the impact of that and how it should affect our grade for the president.

Happy Holidays everyone, see you next year.

Show Notes:
Mother Jones - What If The Media Covered The War On Democracy Like An Actual War?
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      <pubDate>Fri, 24 Dec 2021 08:00:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>The War on Christmas Isn’t Real, But The War on Democracy Continues</itunes:title>
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      <itunes:summary>2022 is on the horizon, but the Build Baack Better Bill will have to wait after Joe Manchin stopped it in its track. What's next for the president's signature bill?
Plus, it's almost been a year since the Jan. 6 insurrection - what's the latest with the fight for democracy?
And one piece of good, underreported news: Pres. Biden got 40 federal judges confirmed this year, and it was the most diverse group ever. We discuss the impact of that and how it should affect our grade for the president.

Happy Holidays everyone, see you next year.

Show Notes:
Mother Jones - What If The Media Covered The War On Democracy Like An Actual War?
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        <![CDATA[<p>2022 is on the horizon, but the Build Baack Better Bill will have to wait after Joe Manchin stopped it in its track. What's next for the president's signature bill?</p><p>Plus, it's almost been a year since the Jan. 6 insurrection - what's the latest with the fight for democracy?</p><p>And one piece of good, underreported news: Pres. Biden got 40 federal judges confirmed this year, and it was the most diverse group ever. We discuss the impact of that and how it should affect our grade for the president.</p><p><br></p><p>Happy Holidays everyone, see you next year.</p><p><br></p><p>Show Notes:</p><p><a href="https://www.motherjones.com/media/2021/12/war-on-democracy-media/">Mother Jones - What If The Media Covered The War On Democracy Like An Actual War?</a></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <title>A Senate pivot, Jan 6th latest, &amp; your questions!</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex discuss a potentially huge pivot in Senate priorities. All of a sudden is Build Back Better on the back burner? Then, what's going on with Mark Meadows' texts. Hint: don't put your treason in PowerPoint form. And Joe and Alex finally get to some of their favorite listener questions from the last few weeks.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 17 Dec 2021 08:00:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>A Senate pivot, Jan 6th latest, &amp; your questions!</itunes:title>
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      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex discuss a potentially huge pivot in Senate priorities. All of a sudden is Build Back Better on the back burner? Then, what's going on with Mark Meadows' texts. Hint: don't put your treason in PowerPoint form. And Joe and Alex finally get to some of their favorite listener questions from the last few weeks.
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex discuss a potentially huge pivot in Senate priorities. All of a sudden is Build Back Better on the back burner? Then, what's going on with Mark Meadows' texts. Hint: don't put your treason in PowerPoint form. And Joe and Alex finally get to some of their favorite listener questions from the last few weeks.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <title>A Podcast (Summit) for Democracy</title>
      <description>First, Alex and Joe talk how important Joe Biden's Democracy Summit this week is going to be. With autocracy on the rise worldwide, we have to sound the alarm and get to work. Then, what's up with the latest round of poll numbers? Joe points out what's noise and what really matters (hint, it's mostly noise.) Finally, what's going on in Georgia? Brian Kemp is being challenged by someone to the right. And the Republican grift machine is much, much worse than you realize.

Show Notes:
Anne Applebaum - The Bad Guys Are Winning
Barton Gelman - The Election That Could Break America
Amanda Marcotte - Destroying Democracy Can Make You Very Rich
Judd Legum - Trump's new media company is a $1.6 billion mirage
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      <pubDate>Fri, 10 Dec 2021 08:00:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>A Podcast (Summit) for Democracy</itunes:title>
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      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
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      <itunes:summary>First, Alex and Joe talk how important Joe Biden's Democracy Summit this week is going to be. With autocracy on the rise worldwide, we have to sound the alarm and get to work. Then, what's up with the latest round of poll numbers? Joe points out what's noise and what really matters (hint, it's mostly noise.) Finally, what's going on in Georgia? Brian Kemp is being challenged by someone to the right. And the Republican grift machine is much, much worse than you realize.

Show Notes:
Anne Applebaum - The Bad Guys Are Winning
Barton Gelman - The Election That Could Break America
Amanda Marcotte - Destroying Democracy Can Make You Very Rich
Judd Legum - Trump's new media company is a $1.6 billion mirage
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        <![CDATA[<p>First, Alex and Joe talk how important Joe Biden's Democracy Summit this week is going to be. With autocracy on the rise worldwide, we have to sound the alarm and get to work. Then, what's up with the latest round of poll numbers? Joe points out what's noise and what really matters (hint, it's mostly noise.) Finally, what's going on in Georgia? Brian Kemp is being challenged by someone to the right. And the Republican grift machine is much, much worse than you realize.</p><p><br></p><p>Show Notes:</p><p>Anne Applebaum - <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/12/the-autocrats-are-winning/620526/">The Bad Guys Are Winning</a></p><p>Barton Gelman - <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/11/what-if-trump-refuses-concede/616424/">The Election That Could Break America</a></p><p>Amanda Marcotte -<a href="https://www.salon.com/2021/12/07/destroying-democracy-can-make-you-very-rich/"> Destroying Democracy Can Make You Very Rich</a></p><p>Judd Legum - <a href="https://popular.info/p/trumps-new-media-company-is-a-16">Trump's new media company is a $1.6 billion mirage</a></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <title>Will SCOTUS Energize Voters? Stacey Abrams Going for Gov., Trump -- And Mayor Pete? -- Signaling '24 Run</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex are back with plenty of news to cover. With SCOTUS hearing the latest challenge to Roe v. Wade, what are the electoral implications if the conservative Court overturns the landmark case? Then the latest news out of Georgia, where Stacey Abrams' big announcement will energize Democrats and make Georgia the center of the political world (again). Finally, what's the latest for 2024 as Trump launches a remake of the Apprentice to pick his potential running mate? And what do we make of the constant unflattering leaks about VP Harris?


David Doak's tweet

Jill Filipovic CNN Article


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      <pubDate>Fri, 03 Dec 2021 08:00:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Will SCOTUS Energize Voters? Stacey Abrams Going for Gov., Trump -- And Mayor Pete? -- Signaling '24 Run</itunes:title>
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      <itunes:subtitle>Will SCOTUS Energize Voters? Stacey Abrams Going for Gov., Trump -- And Mayor Pete? -- Signaling '24 Run</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex are back with plenty of news to cover. With SCOTUS hearing the latest challenge to Roe v. Wade, what are the electoral implications if the conservative Court overturns the landmark case? Then the latest news out of Georgia, where Stacey Abrams' big announcement will energize Democrats and make Georgia the center of the political world (again). Finally, what's the latest for 2024 as Trump launches a remake of the Apprentice to pick his potential running mate? And what do we make of the constant unflattering leaks about VP Harris?


David Doak's tweet

Jill Filipovic CNN Article


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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex are back with plenty of news to cover. With SCOTUS hearing the latest challenge to Roe v. Wade, what are the electoral implications if the conservative Court overturns the landmark case? Then the latest news out of Georgia, where Stacey Abrams' big announcement will energize Democrats and make Georgia the center of the political world (again). Finally, what's the latest for 2024 as Trump launches a remake of the Apprentice to pick his potential running mate? And what do we make of the constant unflattering leaks about VP Harris?</p><p><br></p><ul>
<li><a href="https://twitter.com/SouthPoint1000/status/1466449800086245378">David Doak's tweet</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/16/opinions/roe-v-wade-overturn-conservatives-filipovic/index.html">Jill Filipovic CNN Article</a></li>
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      <title>Dave Pell With Some Helpful Advice</title>
      <description>Author and journalist Dave Pell joins the show to discuss his book, Please Scream Inside Your Heart, and the state of journalism and the news today. Dave is also the author of the NextDraft -- one of Joe's favorite newsletters that combines a comprehensive look at the news with a touch of humor. Joe and Alex talk to Dave about how we're supposed to process everything that seems like it's going on so fast -- and what we're all supposed to do about those feelings of impending doom.

Next Draft
Book: Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the Year that Wouldn't End
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      <pubDate>Tue, 23 Nov 2021 08:00:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Dave Pell With Some Helpful Advice</itunes:title>
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      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Dave Pell With Some Helpful Advice</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Author and journalist Dave Pell joins the show to discuss his book, Please Scream Inside Your Heart, and the state of journalism and the news today. Dave is also the author of the NextDraft -- one of Joe's favorite newsletters that combines a comprehensive look at the news with a touch of humor. Joe and Alex talk to Dave about how we're supposed to process everything that seems like it's going on so fast -- and what we're all supposed to do about those feelings of impending doom.

Next Draft
Book: Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the Year that Wouldn't End
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        <![CDATA[<p>Author and journalist Dave Pell joins the show to discuss his book, Please Scream Inside Your Heart, and the state of journalism and the news today. Dave is also the author of the NextDraft -- one of Joe's favorite newsletters that combines a comprehensive look at the news with a touch of humor. Joe and Alex talk to Dave about how we're supposed to process everything that seems like it's going on so fast -- and what we're all supposed to do about those feelings of impending doom.</p><p><br></p><p><a href="https://nextdraft.com/">Next Draft</a></p><p>Book: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08Y8LDTP6/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0">Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the Year that Wouldn't End</a></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <title>Dave Weigel on Beto, Whether BBB Moves Voters, How Dems Grow Coalition To Win In '22</title>
      <description>Veteran reporter Dave Weigel joins the show to discuss how Democrats can make strides in '22, starting with another run for Beto O'Rourke for Governor of Texas. How do we handicap that race as it stands now?
Plus: Will Democrats get momentum back after a flat few months for Joe Biden? Can the infrastructure and Build Back Better proposals help move voters back into the Democratic column? And, finally, can Democrats finally win Texas?
Check out Dave's Washington Post series The Trailer, including his latest here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/11/16/trailer-democrats-say-build-back-better-can-save-them-does-their-data-back-that-up/
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      <pubDate>Fri, 19 Nov 2021 09:00:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Dave Weigel on Beto, Whether BBB Moves Voters, How Dems Grow Coalition To Win In '22</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Dave Weigel on Beto, Whether BBB Moves Voters, How Dems Grow Coalition To Win In '22</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Veteran reporter Dave Weigel joins the show to discuss how Democrats can make strides in '22, starting with another run for Beto O'Rourke for Governor of Texas. How do we handicap that race as it stands now?
Plus: Will Democrats get momentum back after a flat few months for Joe Biden? Can the infrastructure and Build Back Better proposals help move voters back into the Democratic column? And, finally, can Democrats finally win Texas?
Check out Dave's Washington Post series The Trailer, including his latest here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/11/16/trailer-democrats-say-build-back-better-can-save-them-does-their-data-back-that-up/
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        <![CDATA[<p>Veteran reporter Dave Weigel joins the show to discuss how Democrats can make strides in '22, starting with another run for Beto O'Rourke for Governor of Texas. How do we handicap that race as it stands now?</p><p>Plus: Will Democrats get momentum back after a flat few months for Joe Biden? Can the infrastructure and Build Back Better proposals help move voters back into the Democratic column? And, finally, can Democrats finally win Texas?</p><p>Check out Dave's Washington Post series The Trailer, including his latest here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/11/16/trailer-democrats-say-build-back-better-can-save-them-does-their-data-back-that-up/</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <title>It's Infrastructure Week!</title>
      <description>Yes, you heard it right, Infrastructure Week! President Joe Biden finally got his infrastructure bill passed. The question is, how good or bad is this for Democrats going into 2022? We talk about the implications for next year and how the GOP's recruitment struggles are good news for Democrats. Also: the January 6th committee has more subpoenas out -- who's next? This and more, all on That Trippi Show.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 12 Nov 2021 08:00:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>It's Infrastructure Week!</itunes:title>
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      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Yes, you heard it right, Infrastructure Week! President Joe Biden finally got his infrastructure bill passed. The question is, how good or bad is this for Democrats going into 2022? We talk about the implications for next year and how the GOP's recruitment struggles are good news for Democrats. Also: the January 6th committee has more subpoenas out -- who's next? This and more, all on That Trippi Show.
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        <![CDATA[<p>Yes, you heard it right, Infrastructure Week! President Joe Biden finally got his infrastructure bill passed. The question is, how good or bad is this for Democrats going into 2022? We talk about the implications for next year and how the GOP's recruitment struggles are good news for Democrats. Also: the January 6th committee has more subpoenas out -- who's next? This and more, all on That Trippi Show.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
      </content:encoded>
      <itunes:duration>2046</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Ruth Ben-Ghiat: Strongmen, Trump's Future, Predicting Path of American Authoritarianism </title>
      <description>As the Jan. 6 investigation in the House unfolds, historian and professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins the show to put America's authoritarian impulses in historical and global context.
She contrasts Trump to historical autocrats, puts some of his skills and tendencies under the microscope, and helps diagnose the temperature of the movement in the country today. She offers some hopeful reasons for why Trump could fade in future elections, but also warnings about what has or hasn't been addressed since Jan. 6.
Check out Ruth's Substack here: https://lucid.substack.com/
And buy her book, Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present, here: https://www.amazon.com/Strongmen-Mussolini-Present-Ruth-Ben-Ghiat/dp/0393868419/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=strongman+ruth+benghiat&amp;qid=1636399469&amp;sr=8-1
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      <pubDate>Tue, 09 Nov 2021 08:05:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Ruth Ben-Ghiat: Strongmen, Trump's Future, Predicting Path of American Authoritarianism </itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Ruth Ben-Giat: Strongmen, Trump's Future, Predicting Path of American Authoritarianism </itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>As the Jan. 6 investigation in the House unfolds, historian and professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins the show to put America's authoritarian impulses in historical and global context.
She contrasts Trump to historical autocrats, puts some of his skills and tendencies under the microscope, and helps diagnose the temperature of the movement in the country today. She offers some hopeful reasons for why Trump could fade in future elections, but also warnings about what has or hasn't been addressed since Jan. 6.
Check out Ruth's Substack here: https://lucid.substack.com/
And buy her book, Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present, here: https://www.amazon.com/Strongmen-Mussolini-Present-Ruth-Ben-Ghiat/dp/0393868419/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=strongman+ruth+benghiat&amp;qid=1636399469&amp;sr=8-1
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        <![CDATA[<p>As the Jan. 6 investigation in the House unfolds, historian and professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins the show to put America's authoritarian impulses in historical and global context.</p><p>She contrasts Trump to historical autocrats, puts some of his skills and tendencies under the microscope, and helps diagnose the temperature of the movement in the country today. She offers some hopeful reasons for why Trump could fade in future elections, but also warnings about what has or hasn't been addressed since Jan. 6.</p><p>Check out Ruth's Substack here: <a href="https://lucid.substack.com/">https://lucid.substack.com/</a></p><p>And buy her book, Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present, here: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Strongmen-Mussolini-Present-Ruth-Ben-Ghiat/dp/0393868419/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=strongman+ruth+benghiat&amp;qid=1636399469&amp;sr=8-1">https://www.amazon.com/Strongmen-Mussolini-Present-Ruth-Ben-Ghiat/dp/0393868419/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=strongman+ruth+benghiat&amp;qid=1636399469&amp;sr=8-1</a></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2230</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Virginia/NJ Reactions: What's Next For Dems?</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex discuss why Joe’s actually feeling… okay about the elections? (At least in a historical context.)
Make no mistake, this is a wake-up call for Democrats and we have a lot of work to do. So what’s the real problem here? We still have no counter to the Fox News outrage machine. How do we combat it and build a community to spread the word for democracy? And what is going on with eroding Democratic support among suburban voters? Finally, what's the biggest mistake we keep making as a party?
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      <pubDate>Fri, 05 Nov 2021 07:00:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Virginia/NJ Reactions: What's Next For Dems?</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex discuss why Joe’s actually feeling… okay about the elections? (At least in a historical context.)
Make no mistake, this is a wake-up call for Democrats and we have a lot of work to do. So what’s the real problem here? We still have no counter to the Fox News outrage machine. How do we combat it and build a community to spread the word for democracy? And what is going on with eroding Democratic support among suburban voters? Finally, what's the biggest mistake we keep making as a party?
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex discuss why Joe’s actually feeling… okay about the elections? (At least in a historical context.)</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/brianklaas/status/1455863416040603658">Make no mistake, this is a wake-up call for Democrats and we have a lot of work to do.</a> So what’s the real problem here? We still have no counter to the Fox News outrage machine. How do we combat it and build a community to spread the word for democracy? And what is going on with eroding Democratic support among suburban voters? Finally, what's the biggest mistake we keep making as a party?</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
      </content:encoded>
      <itunes:duration>2031</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Can Greece reinvent Democracy: Greek Minister of Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis </title>
      <description>“It’s about digital, but it’s not about digital. Digital is the means.”
Occasionally on That Trippi Show, we don’t talk politics but we welcome guests who we find have a unique, interesting perspective. This week we welcome Greek Minister of Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis to talk about the Greek government’s digital transformation connecting the government and the services it provides more easily to its citizens. How do you develop a portal for simple access to all government services in the middle of a pandemic that’s citizen-centric, not government-centric? And just as important, how do you get the users (citizens) to buy in? Listen to our discussion with the Minister now.
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      <pubDate>Tue, 02 Nov 2021 07:00:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Can Greece reinvent Democracy: Greek Minister of Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis </itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>“It’s about digital, but it’s not about digital. Digital is the means.”
Occasionally on That Trippi Show, we don’t talk politics but we welcome guests who we find have a unique, interesting perspective. This week we welcome Greek Minister of Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis to talk about the Greek government’s digital transformation connecting the government and the services it provides more easily to its citizens. How do you develop a portal for simple access to all government services in the middle of a pandemic that’s citizen-centric, not government-centric? And just as important, how do you get the users (citizens) to buy in? Listen to our discussion with the Minister now.
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        <![CDATA[<p><strong>“It’s about digital, but it’s not about digital. Digital is the means.”</strong></p><p><strong>Occasionally on That Trippi Show, we don’t talk politics but we welcome guests who we find have a unique, interesting perspective. This week we welcome Greek Minister of Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis to talk about the Greek government’s digital transformation connecting the government and the services it provides more easily to its citizens. How do you develop a portal for simple access to all government services in the middle of a pandemic that’s citizen-centric, not government-centric? And just as important, how do you get the users (citizens) to buy in? Listen to our discussion with the Minister now.</strong></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
      </content:encoded>
      <itunes:duration>1905</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Hunter Walker on 'Smoking Gun' Jan. 6 Report; What Did Trump, Members of Congress Know?</title>
      <description>Do yourself a favor: Before listening, give Hunter Walker's bombshell article a read here: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/exclusive-jan-6-organizers-met-congress-white-house-1245289/**
Investigative journalist Hunter Walker comes on to discuss the stunning story published in Rolling Stone alleging members of Congress and White House staffers worked together to incite the infamous "protest" on Jan. 6.
Walker details a "blanket pardon" allegedly dangled by Rep. Paul Gosar -- and whether Trump himself was aware of what was to come. Plus, the turning point of the whole "protest" on Jan. 6 -- which involved Trump himself.
January 6th will be infamous in American history forever, but, as Walker says, the story is far from over.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 29 Oct 2021 07:03:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Hunter Walker on 'Smoking Gun' Jan. 6 Report; What Did Trump, Members of Congress Know?</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Hunter Walker on 'Smoking Gun' Jan. 6 Report; What Did Trump, Members of Congress Know?</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Do yourself a favor: Before listening, give Hunter Walker's bombshell article a read here: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/exclusive-jan-6-organizers-met-congress-white-house-1245289/**
Investigative journalist Hunter Walker comes on to discuss the stunning story published in Rolling Stone alleging members of Congress and White House staffers worked together to incite the infamous "protest" on Jan. 6.
Walker details a "blanket pardon" allegedly dangled by Rep. Paul Gosar -- and whether Trump himself was aware of what was to come. Plus, the turning point of the whole "protest" on Jan. 6 -- which involved Trump himself.
January 6th will be infamous in American history forever, but, as Walker says, the story is far from over.
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        <![CDATA[<p>Do yourself a favor: Before listening, give Hunter Walker's bombshell article a read here: <a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/exclusive-jan-6-organizers-met-congress-white-house-1245289/">https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/exclusive-jan-6-organizers-met-congress-white-house-1245289/</a>**</p><p>Investigative journalist Hunter Walker comes on to discuss the stunning story published in Rolling Stone alleging members of Congress and White House staffers worked together to incite the infamous "protest" on Jan. 6.</p><p>Walker details a "blanket pardon" allegedly dangled by Rep. Paul Gosar -- and whether Trump himself was aware of what was to come. Plus, the turning point of the whole "protest" on Jan. 6 -- which involved Trump himself.</p><p>January 6th will be infamous in American history forever, but, as Walker says, the story is far from over.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
      </content:encoded>
      <itunes:duration>2096</itunes:duration>
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      <title>How Dems Could Stop Trump From Running, Manchin's Possible Defection, VA Gov Updates</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex are back to talk about a ton of big news. Joe Manchin is dangling a possible defection to the GOP caucus if he doesn't get what he wants in the BBB bill. What options do the Dems have? Could he actually do it? And how do we move past the infighting? 

Then, the governor's race in Virginia is going to be tight, mostly because the GOP candidate hasn't had to commit to Trumpism or moderate conservatism. Democrats must not take this one lightly -- imagine if a GOP governor had to certify election results in a contested state in '24. 

Finally, the GOP is infighting as well -- Mitch McConnell has tried to focus Trump on the future instead of the Big Lie. Will Trump still turn out voters when he's not on the ticket? And how could the results of 2022 affect the prospects of Trump running for president in '24? 
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      <pubDate>Fri, 22 Oct 2021 07:00:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>How Dems Could Stop Trump From Running, Manchin's Possible Defection, VA Gov Updates</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex are back to talk about a ton of big news. Joe Manchin is dangling a possible defection to the GOP caucus if he doesn't get what he wants in the BBB bill. What options do the Dems have? Could he actually do it? And how do we move past the infighting? 

Then, the governor's race in Virginia is going to be tight, mostly because the GOP candidate hasn't had to commit to Trumpism or moderate conservatism. Democrats must not take this one lightly -- imagine if a GOP governor had to certify election results in a contested state in '24. 

Finally, the GOP is infighting as well -- Mitch McConnell has tried to focus Trump on the future instead of the Big Lie. Will Trump still turn out voters when he's not on the ticket? And how could the results of 2022 affect the prospects of Trump running for president in '24? 
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex are back to talk about a ton of big news. Joe Manchin is dangling a possible defection to the GOP caucus if he doesn't get what he wants in the BBB bill. What options do the Dems have? Could he actually do it? And how do we move past the infighting? </p><p><br></p><p>Then, the governor's race in Virginia is going to be tight, mostly because the GOP candidate hasn't had to commit to Trumpism or moderate conservatism. Democrats must not take this one lightly -- imagine if a GOP governor had to certify election results in a contested state in '24. </p><p><br></p><p>Finally, the GOP is infighting as well -- Mitch McConnell has tried to focus Trump on the future instead of the Big Lie. Will Trump still turn out voters when he's not on the ticket? And how could the results of 2022 affect the prospects of Trump running for president in '24? </p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2128</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Simon Rosenberg: 3 Ways to Win in 2022</title>
      <description>Joe welcomes Simon Rosenberg, president of NDN and the New Policy Institute. He's a Democratic campaign veteran who is both realistic and optimistic about the coalition Democrats must build to win in 2022.
The discussion touches on how infighting among Democrats is becoming an obstacle for the president, and how the difficulty passing the overwhelmingly popular infrastructure bill has led to a decline in polls. But all is not as bleak as it seems. Joe, Simon and Alex have hope for the midterms and 2024, and Simon would still "rather be us than them."

Memo: Time for the Dems to Come Together

Volunteer to get out thee vote with VAA Turnout Project


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      <pubDate>Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:05:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Simon Rosenberg: 3 Ways to Win in 2022</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Simon Rosenberg: 3 Ways to Win in 2022</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe welcomes Simon Rosenberg, president of NDN and the New Policy Institute. He's a Democratic campaign veteran who is both realistic and optimistic about the coalition Democrats must build to win in 2022.
The discussion touches on how infighting among Democrats is becoming an obstacle for the president, and how the difficulty passing the overwhelmingly popular infrastructure bill has led to a decline in polls. But all is not as bleak as it seems. Joe, Simon and Alex have hope for the midterms and 2024, and Simon would still "rather be us than them."

Memo: Time for the Dems to Come Together

Volunteer to get out thee vote with VAA Turnout Project


Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe welcomes Simon Rosenberg, president of NDN and the New Policy Institute. He's a Democratic campaign veteran who is both realistic and optimistic about the coalition Democrats must build to win in 2022.</p><p>The discussion touches on how infighting among Democrats is becoming an obstacle for the president, and how the difficulty passing the overwhelmingly popular infrastructure bill has led to a decline in polls. But all is not as bleak as it seems. Joe, Simon and Alex have hope for the midterms and 2024, and Simon would still "rather be us than them."</p><ul>
<li><a href="https://www.ndn.org/time-for-dems-to-come-together"><strong>Memo: Time for the Dems to Come Together</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.mobilize.us/terryforvirginia/event/420231/?referring_vol=4184676&amp;rname=Simon%20&amp;share_context=signup-form-modal&amp;share_medium=twitter&amp;timeslot=2985123"><strong>Volunteer to get out thee vote with VAA Turnout Project</strong></a></li>
</ul><p><br></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
      </content:encoded>
      <itunes:duration>2278</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Ralph Neas on Advocating for Civil Rights</title>
      <description>Ralph Neas, prominent civil rights leader, joins Joe and Alex this week to discuss the power of coalition and strength in united numbers, specifically in human, constitutional, and civil rights.
Ralph shares his insight on how the GOP could "turn back the clock" many decades and undo a lot of the important bipartisan, pro-democracy strides we have made. Election subversion and voter suppression threaten to disenfranchise millions of Americans and undermine our democracy.

The Supreme Court Really Matters: Huffington Post Op-Ed

Chronology: How the Arizona Senate Audit in Maricopa County Is an Assault on Voting Rights

Response: The Truth Behind the Results of the Maricopa County Election Audit


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      <pubDate>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Ralph Neas on Advocating for Civil Rights</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Ralph Neas, prominent civil rights leader, joins Joe and Alex this week to discuss the power of coalition and strength in united numbers, specifically in human, constitutional, and civil rights.
Ralph shares his insight on how the GOP could "turn back the clock" many decades and undo a lot of the important bipartisan, pro-democracy strides we have made. Election subversion and voter suppression threaten to disenfranchise millions of Americans and undermine our democracy.

The Supreme Court Really Matters: Huffington Post Op-Ed

Chronology: How the Arizona Senate Audit in Maricopa County Is an Assault on Voting Rights

Response: The Truth Behind the Results of the Maricopa County Election Audit


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        <![CDATA[<p>Ralph Neas, prominent civil rights leader, joins Joe and Alex this week to discuss the power of coalition and strength in united numbers, specifically in human, constitutional, and civil rights.</p><p>Ralph shares his insight on how the GOP could "turn back the clock" many decades and undo a lot of the important bipartisan, pro-democracy strides we have made. Election subversion and voter suppression threaten to disenfranchise millions of Americans and undermine our democracy.</p><ul>
<li><a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-supreme-court-really-_b_12523466">The Supreme Court Really Matters: Huffington Post Op-Ed</a></li>
<li><a href="https://tcf.org/content/report/arizona-senate-audit-maricopa-county-assault-voting-rights/">Chronology: How the Arizona Senate Audit in Maricopa County Is an Assault on Voting Rights</a></li>
<li><a href="https://tcf.org/content/commentary/truth-behind-results-maricopa-county-election-audit/">Response: The Truth Behind the Results of the Maricopa County Election Audit</a></li>
</ul><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
      </content:encoded>
      <itunes:duration>2125</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Matthew Dowd with Big News: Lt. Gov. Run, Future of Democracy in Texas</title>
      <description>On this week's episode of That Trippi Show, we make history. Our first repeat guest has big news: he's running for Lt. Governor in Texas! Matthew Dowd -- a former Republican, by the way -- has big plans to change the course of Texas' legislative powers. Democracy is the only way to stop the autocratic GOP, and the Democratic party is the vehicle we need to use to achieve it. 
Support Matthew's run here: https://www.dowdtexas.com/
Follow him on Twitter here https://twitter.com/matthewjdowd?s=20

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      <pubDate>Fri, 01 Oct 2021 07:05:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Matthew Dowd with Big News: Lt. Gov. Run, Future of Democracy in Texas</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Matthew Dowd with Big News: Lt. Gov. Run, Future of Democracy in Texas</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>On this week's episode of That Trippi Show, we make history. Our first repeat guest has big news: he's running for Lt. Governor in Texas! Matthew Dowd -- a former Republican, by the way -- has big plans to change the course of Texas' legislative powers. Democracy is the only way to stop the autocratic GOP, and the Democratic party is the vehicle we need to use to achieve it. 
Support Matthew's run here: https://www.dowdtexas.com/
Follow him on Twitter here https://twitter.com/matthewjdowd?s=20

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        <![CDATA[<p>On this week's episode of That Trippi Show, we make history. Our first repeat guest has big news: he's running for Lt. Governor in Texas! Matthew Dowd -- a former Republican, by the way -- has big plans to change the course of Texas' legislative powers. Democracy is the only way to stop the autocratic GOP, and the Democratic party is the vehicle we need to use to achieve it. </p><p>Support Matthew's run here: <a href="https://www.dowdtexas.com/">https://www.dowdtexas.com/</a></p><p>Follow him on Twitter here <a href="https://twitter.com/matthewjdowd?s=20">https://twitter.com/matthewjdowd?s=20</a></p><p><br></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1613</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Molly Jong-Fast on Gabby Petito, Beto O'Rourke, McConnell v Trump</title>
      <description>Today, we're joined by Molly Jong-Fast, host of The New Abnormal podcast and Editor at Large at The Daily Beast.
We start with her story on Gabby Petito which shook up the Internet this week, as she examined the coverage, the investigation, and the popularity of the case.
Then, Joe and Alex ask Molly about the inter-party fight between Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump, which has the potential to spill into the primaries and maybe even provoke a nasty fight in the Senate. How can the GOP manage to win general elections when they have to move to the extreme right to win a primary?
Finally, the discussion shifts to Texas, where Beto O'Rourke has reportedly decided to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott in the 2022 election for Governor. Could he actually unseat the Governor? Is Texas -- for real this time -- a place where Democrats could make some gains?
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      <pubDate>Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:41:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Molly Jong-Fast on Gabby Petito, Beto O'Rourke, McConnell v Trump</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Molly Jong-Fast on Gabby Petito, Beto O'Rourke, McConnell v Trump</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Today, we're joined by Molly Jong-Fast, host of The New Abnormal podcast and Editor at Large at The Daily Beast.
We start with her story on Gabby Petito which shook up the Internet this week, as she examined the coverage, the investigation, and the popularity of the case.
Then, Joe and Alex ask Molly about the inter-party fight between Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump, which has the potential to spill into the primaries and maybe even provoke a nasty fight in the Senate. How can the GOP manage to win general elections when they have to move to the extreme right to win a primary?
Finally, the discussion shifts to Texas, where Beto O'Rourke has reportedly decided to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott in the 2022 election for Governor. Could he actually unseat the Governor? Is Texas -- for real this time -- a place where Democrats could make some gains?
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        <![CDATA[<p>Today, we're joined by Molly Jong-Fast, host of The New Abnormal podcast and Editor at Large at The Daily Beast.</p><p>We start with her <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-gabby-petitos-case-says-about-copsand-us">story on Gabby Petito</a> which shook up the Internet this week, as she examined the coverage, the investigation, and the popularity of the case.</p><p>Then, Joe and Alex ask Molly about the inter-party fight between Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump, which has the potential to spill into the primaries and maybe even provoke a nasty fight in the Senate. How can the GOP manage to win general elections when they have to move to the extreme right to win a primary?</p><p>Finally, the discussion shifts to Texas, where Beto O'Rourke has reportedly decided to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott in the 2022 election for Governor. Could he actually unseat the Governor? Is Texas -- for real this time -- a place where Democrats could make some gains?</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <title>Judd Legum on Lessons from CA Recall, Money And Critical Race Theory, Speaking Truth To Power</title>
      <description>Journalist Judd Legum joins us this week for a fascinating show. First, Joe, Alex and Judd react to the overwhelming victory by Gov. Gavin Newsom in California's recall election. California isn't exactly a threat to go red anytime soon, but what lessons can be learned from what was once thought to be a fairly competitive race?
Then, the conversation shifts towards the power of money in politics. Judd had some groundbreaking reporting earlier this year about how a small foundation essentially captured national attention by pushing a debate about Critical Race Theory into national consciousness. But money can be used for good too, especially when it comes to forcing companies to take a stance on political issues.
Join Judd's Substack here: popular.info
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      <pubDate>Fri, 17 Sep 2021 07:35:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Judd Legum on Lessons from CA Recall, Money And Critical Race Theory, Speaking Truth To Power</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Judd Legum on Lessons from CA Recall, Money And Critical Race Theory, Speaking Truth To Power</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Journalist Judd Legum joins us this week for a fascinating show. First, Joe, Alex and Judd react to the overwhelming victory by Gov. Gavin Newsom in California's recall election. California isn't exactly a threat to go red anytime soon, but what lessons can be learned from what was once thought to be a fairly competitive race?
Then, the conversation shifts towards the power of money in politics. Judd had some groundbreaking reporting earlier this year about how a small foundation essentially captured national attention by pushing a debate about Critical Race Theory into national consciousness. But money can be used for good too, especially when it comes to forcing companies to take a stance on political issues.
Join Judd's Substack here: popular.info
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Journalist Judd Legum joins us this week for a fascinating show. First, Joe, Alex and Judd react to the overwhelming victory by Gov. Gavin Newsom in California's recall election. California isn't exactly a threat to go red anytime soon, but what lessons can be learned from what was once thought to be a fairly competitive race?</p><p>Then, the conversation shifts towards the power of money in politics. Judd had some <a href="https://twitter.com/juddlegum/status/1414927688167481348?lang=en">groundbreaking reporting</a> earlier this year about how a small foundation essentially captured national attention by pushing a debate about Critical Race Theory into national consciousness. But money can be used for good too, especially when it comes to forcing companies to take a stance on political issues.</p><p>Join Judd's Substack here: <a href="popular.info">popular.info</a></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2184</itunes:duration>
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      <title>ICYMI: Ezra Klein on Polarization, Manchin, Future of Democracy</title>
      <description>Joe is traveling this week, so we're re-offering one of our favorite conversations (in case you missed it) to hold you till next week.
In June, Joe and Alex spoke to Ezra Klein, author of Why We're Polarized and New York Times podcaster and columnist. Ezra, Joe, and Alex have a fascinating discussion about polarization, how the two parties relate to each other, why disengaged voters are being pushed even further away, and what happens from here.
Plus, Ezra dissects the unique importance of Joe Manchin, how rare he is in today's political climate, and how his strategy on key issues will create massive policy and procedural implications.
Buy Ezra's book, Why We're Polarized, now available in paperback here.
Read Ezra's column on Joe Manchin here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/opinion/joe-manchin-filibuster-voting-rights.html
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      <pubDate>Fri, 10 Sep 2021 07:06:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>ICYMI: Ezra Klein on Polarization, Manchin, Future of Democracy</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>ICYMI: Ezra Klein on Polarization, Manchin, Future of Democracy</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe is traveling this week, so we're re-offering one of our favorite conversations (in case you missed it) to hold you till next week.
In June, Joe and Alex spoke to Ezra Klein, author of Why We're Polarized and New York Times podcaster and columnist. Ezra, Joe, and Alex have a fascinating discussion about polarization, how the two parties relate to each other, why disengaged voters are being pushed even further away, and what happens from here.
Plus, Ezra dissects the unique importance of Joe Manchin, how rare he is in today's political climate, and how his strategy on key issues will create massive policy and procedural implications.
Buy Ezra's book, Why We're Polarized, now available in paperback here.
Read Ezra's column on Joe Manchin here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/opinion/joe-manchin-filibuster-voting-rights.html
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe is traveling this week, so we're re-offering one of our favorite conversations (in case you missed it) to hold you till next week.</p><p>In June, Joe and Alex spoke to Ezra Klein, author of Why We're Polarized and New York Times podcaster and columnist. Ezra, Joe, and Alex have a fascinating discussion about polarization, how the two parties relate to each other, why disengaged voters are being pushed even further away, and what happens from here.</p><p>Plus, Ezra dissects the unique importance of Joe Manchin, how rare he is in today's political climate, and how his strategy on key issues will create massive policy and procedural implications.</p><p>Buy Ezra's book, Why We're Polarized, now <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Why-Were-Polarized-Ezra-Klein/dp/1476700362/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&amp;keywords=ezra+klein&amp;qid=1624035209&amp;sr=8-1">available in paperback here.</a></p><p>Read Ezra's column on Joe Manchin here: <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/opinion/joe-manchin-filibuster-voting-rights.html">https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/opinion/joe-manchin-filibuster-voting-rights.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <title>Time To Pack The Courts? Reed Galen on Texas Fallout</title>
      <description>We're joined this week by Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, to talk about the monumental news out of Texas and the Supreme Court early Thursday morning.
The Supreme Court essentially let Roe v. Wade get undermined. What do the Democrats do to recover lost ground and serve their constituents? Is it time to pack the courts? What do you do when you're trying to play chess and, as Reed puts it, the other party is eating the pieces?
And, Joe and Reed address the question that's been eating away at progressives: how do you convince voters they need to vote Democratic when Democrats are in power everywhere and this can still happen?
One place Democrats are not in power is Florida, where COVID cases continue to pace the nation and Republican anti-governance is on full display. How can we organize to defeat the DeSantis, Abbotts, and other right-wing extremists putting their citizens in danger?
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      <pubDate>Fri, 03 Sep 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Time To Pack The Courts? Reed Galen on Texas Fallout</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Time To Pack The Courts? Reed Galen on Texas Fallout</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>We're joined this week by Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, to talk about the monumental news out of Texas and the Supreme Court early Thursday morning.
The Supreme Court essentially let Roe v. Wade get undermined. What do the Democrats do to recover lost ground and serve their constituents? Is it time to pack the courts? What do you do when you're trying to play chess and, as Reed puts it, the other party is eating the pieces?
And, Joe and Reed address the question that's been eating away at progressives: how do you convince voters they need to vote Democratic when Democrats are in power everywhere and this can still happen?
One place Democrats are not in power is Florida, where COVID cases continue to pace the nation and Republican anti-governance is on full display. How can we organize to defeat the DeSantis, Abbotts, and other right-wing extremists putting their citizens in danger?
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>We're joined this week by Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, to talk about the monumental news out of Texas and the Supreme Court early Thursday morning.</p><p>The Supreme Court essentially let Roe v. Wade get undermined. What do the Democrats do to recover lost ground and serve their constituents? Is it time to pack the courts? What do you do when you're trying to play chess and, as Reed puts it, the other party is eating the pieces?</p><p>And, Joe and Reed address the question that's been eating away at progressives: how do you convince voters they need to vote Democratic when Democrats are in power everywhere and this can still happen?</p><p>One place Democrats are not in power is Florida, where COVID cases continue to pace the nation and Republican anti-governance is on full display. How can we organize to defeat the DeSantis, Abbotts, and other right-wing extremists putting their citizens in danger?</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2066</itunes:duration>
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      <title>What's Dragging Biden's Approval: Covid or Afghanistan? GOP Dangers, Arizona Audit</title>
      <description>Joe Biden has hit the roughest patch of his young presidency, combating the crisis in Afghanistan and very worrisome trends with COVID. Joe and Alex give their take on what's moving Biden's approval ratings and how they look in context. 
Plus, despite the FDA approving the Pfizer vaccine, Trump-lite governors in Florida and Texas continue to put their own citizens in danger with anti-mask and anti-vaccine policies. Mask mandates are overwhelmingly popular nationally -- how is it a smart move politically for GOP'ers to position against them? 
Finally, some listener questions, and hopefully the last-ever discussion of the absurd Arizona election audit. 
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      <pubDate>Fri, 27 Aug 2021 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>What's Dragging Biden's Approval: Covid or Afghanistan? GOP Dangers, Arizona Audit</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>What's Dragging Biden's Approval: Covid or Afghanistan? GOP Dangers, Arizona Audit</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe Biden has hit the roughest patch of his young presidency, combating the crisis in Afghanistan and very worrisome trends with COVID. Joe and Alex give their take on what's moving Biden's approval ratings and how they look in context. 
Plus, despite the FDA approving the Pfizer vaccine, Trump-lite governors in Florida and Texas continue to put their own citizens in danger with anti-mask and anti-vaccine policies. Mask mandates are overwhelmingly popular nationally -- how is it a smart move politically for GOP'ers to position against them? 
Finally, some listener questions, and hopefully the last-ever discussion of the absurd Arizona election audit. 
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe Biden has hit the roughest patch of his young presidency, combating the crisis in Afghanistan and very worrisome trends with COVID. Joe and Alex give their take on what's moving Biden's approval ratings and how they look in context. </p><p>Plus, despite the FDA approving the Pfizer vaccine, Trump-lite governors in Florida and Texas continue to put their own citizens in danger with anti-mask and anti-vaccine policies. Mask mandates are overwhelmingly popular nationally -- how is it a smart move politically for GOP'ers to position against them? </p><p>Finally, some listener questions, and hopefully the last-ever discussion of the absurd Arizona election audit. </p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2108</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Congressman Seth Moulton on Afghanistan</title>
      <description>Congressman Seth Moulton, Marine &amp; member of the House Armed Services Committee, joins the pod to talk the situation in Afghanistan, what we need to be doing right now to save lives, and how you can help.
Read Rep. Moulton's statement here: https://moulton.house.gov/press-releases/moulton-statement-on-the-situation-in-afghanistan
This David Rohde piece in the New Yorker stood out to us: https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/trying-and-failing-to-save-the-family-of-the-afghan-who-saved-me
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      <pubDate>Fri, 20 Aug 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Congressman Seth Moulton on Afghanistan</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Congressman Seth Moulton on Afghanistan</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Congressman Seth Moulton, Marine &amp; member of the House Armed Services Committee, joins the pod to talk the situation in Afghanistan, what we need to be doing right now to save lives, and how you can help.
Read Rep. Moulton's statement here: https://moulton.house.gov/press-releases/moulton-statement-on-the-situation-in-afghanistan
This David Rohde piece in the New Yorker stood out to us: https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/trying-and-failing-to-save-the-family-of-the-afghan-who-saved-me
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Congressman Seth Moulton, Marine &amp; member of the House Armed Services Committee, joins the pod to talk the situation in Afghanistan, what we need to be doing right now to save lives, and how you can help.</p><p>Read Rep. Moulton's statement here: https://moulton.house.gov/press-releases/moulton-statement-on-the-situation-in-afghanistan</p><p>This David Rohde piece in the New Yorker stood out to us: https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/trying-and-failing-to-save-the-family-of-the-afghan-who-saved-me</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
      </content:encoded>
      <itunes:duration>2142</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Governors' Races, Senate Optimism, Census Implications, Listener Questions</title>
      <description>First, a look at some races that are flying under the radar -- governor's races. Governors of course have a massive impact on local politics -- just look at Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott -- but they also have a critical role in certifying elections. DeSantis (Florida), Evers (Wisconsin), and Georgia (Kemp) are all up in 2022 -- Joe wants to make sure Democrats are focused on these elections too (in addition to holding the House and Senate). Thanks to Jennifer Rubin, whose Washington Post op-ed got us thinking about this.
Then, despite the trends for midterm elections historically, Joe is optimistic about the Senate map in 2022. There are vulnerable Republicans across the country and several high-profile retirements. Joe and Alex dive in to the key races and the places in which Democrats are actually on the offensive, and one very important swing race.
Lastly, we address some listener questions (keep sending them to thattrippishow@gmail.com), including one about why Joe is willing to join Republicans at The Lincoln Project given the damage done by their party to the political system.
CNN piece on the Senate: https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/11/politics/2022-senate-race-rankings-august/index.html
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      <pubDate>Fri, 13 Aug 2021 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Governors' Races, Senate Optimism, Census Implications, Listener Questions</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Governors' Races, Senate Optimism, Census Implications, Listener Questions</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>First, a look at some races that are flying under the radar -- governor's races. Governors of course have a massive impact on local politics -- just look at Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott -- but they also have a critical role in certifying elections. DeSantis (Florida), Evers (Wisconsin), and Georgia (Kemp) are all up in 2022 -- Joe wants to make sure Democrats are focused on these elections too (in addition to holding the House and Senate). Thanks to Jennifer Rubin, whose Washington Post op-ed got us thinking about this.
Then, despite the trends for midterm elections historically, Joe is optimistic about the Senate map in 2022. There are vulnerable Republicans across the country and several high-profile retirements. Joe and Alex dive in to the key races and the places in which Democrats are actually on the offensive, and one very important swing race.
Lastly, we address some listener questions (keep sending them to thattrippishow@gmail.com), including one about why Joe is willing to join Republicans at The Lincoln Project given the damage done by their party to the political system.
CNN piece on the Senate: https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/11/politics/2022-senate-race-rankings-august/index.html
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>First, a look at some races that are flying under the radar -- governor's races. Governors of course have a massive impact on local politics -- just look at Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott -- but they also have a critical role in certifying elections. DeSantis (Florida), Evers (Wisconsin), and Georgia (Kemp) are all up in 2022 -- Joe wants to make sure Democrats are focused on these elections too (in addition to holding the House and Senate). Thanks to Jennifer Rubin, whose <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/09/why-governor-races-will-be-so-critical-2022/">Washington Post op-ed</a> got us thinking about this.</p><p>Then, despite the trends for midterm elections historically, Joe is optimistic about the Senate map in 2022. There are vulnerable Republicans across the country and several high-profile retirements. Joe and Alex dive in to the key races and the places in which Democrats are actually on the offensive, and one very important swing race.</p><p>Lastly, we address some listener questions (keep sending them to thattrippishow@gmail.com), including one about why Joe is willing to join Republicans at The Lincoln Project given the damage done by their party to the political system.</p><p>CNN piece on the Senate: <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/11/politics/2022-senate-race-rankings-august/index.html">https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/11/politics/2022-senate-race-rankings-august/index.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2301</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Norm Ornstein on What's Next For Authoritarianism in America</title>
      <description>On this special episode, Joe and Alex are joined by Norm Ornstein, Contributing Editor at the Atlantic and emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Norm gives his take on the rise of authoritarianism in mainstream Republicans, and how this time feels different even from the McCarthy era. Will congressional and party leadership be able to turn things around? How do you negotiate with a party in which the majority of members believe the election was stolen?
And what if the Republicans drive so many moderates away that the GOP ceases to function? Wouldn't that be good for the Democrats? Well... not really.
How many elections will it take to convince the Republicans to change course? What should be done about the filibuster? And what is possible when there is fundamental disagreement about the very existence of government?
Buy Norm's book here: https://www.amazon.com/One-Nation-After-Trump-Disillusioned-ebook/dp/B06XW24YY6
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      <pubDate>Tue, 10 Aug 2021 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Norm Ornstein on What's Next For Authoritarianism in America</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Norm Ornstein on What's Next For Authoritarianism in America</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>On this special episode, Joe and Alex are joined by Norm Ornstein, Contributing Editor at the Atlantic and emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Norm gives his take on the rise of authoritarianism in mainstream Republicans, and how this time feels different even from the McCarthy era. Will congressional and party leadership be able to turn things around? How do you negotiate with a party in which the majority of members believe the election was stolen?
And what if the Republicans drive so many moderates away that the GOP ceases to function? Wouldn't that be good for the Democrats? Well... not really.
How many elections will it take to convince the Republicans to change course? What should be done about the filibuster? And what is possible when there is fundamental disagreement about the very existence of government?
Buy Norm's book here: https://www.amazon.com/One-Nation-After-Trump-Disillusioned-ebook/dp/B06XW24YY6
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        <![CDATA[<p>On this special episode, Joe and Alex are joined by Norm Ornstein, Contributing Editor at the Atlantic and emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Norm gives his take on the rise of authoritarianism in mainstream Republicans, and how this time feels different even from the McCarthy era. Will congressional and party leadership be able to turn things around? How do you negotiate with a party in which the majority of members believe the election was stolen?</p><p>And what if the Republicans drive so many moderates away that the GOP ceases to function? Wouldn't that be good for the Democrats? Well... not really.</p><p>How many elections will it take to convince the Republicans to change course? What should be done about the filibuster? And what is possible when there is fundamental disagreement about the very existence of government?</p><p>Buy Norm's book here: https://www.amazon.com/One-Nation-After-Trump-Disillusioned-ebook/dp/B06XW24YY6</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2480</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Tucker Carlson Flirts With Hungarian Dictator, Special Elections Results in OH</title>
      <description>Tucker Carlson is fighting for democracy ... in Hungary. Tucker met with Hungary's Prime Minister to discuss, among other things, how he built a wall, changed the judiciary, and rode anti-immigrant and anti-democracy waves to change the trajectory of a nation in short order. How revealing is this for the desires of the American Right? When will  dalliances with authoritarianism become doctrine?
Then, Trump scored a special election win in Ohio, but Joe and Alex are skeptical about what it actually means. But they draw some more insight from the Democratic result, where a moderate outpaced a more left-leaning candidate. How affirming is that for the Biden way of doing things? 
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      <pubDate>Fri, 06 Aug 2021 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Tucker Carlson Flirts With Hungarian Dictator, Special Elections Results in OH</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Tucker Carlson Flirts With Hungarian Dictator, Special Elections Results in OH</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Tucker Carlson is fighting for democracy ... in Hungary. Tucker met with Hungary's Prime Minister to discuss, among other things, how he built a wall, changed the judiciary, and rode anti-immigrant and anti-democracy waves to change the trajectory of a nation in short order. How revealing is this for the desires of the American Right? When will  dalliances with authoritarianism become doctrine?
Then, Trump scored a special election win in Ohio, but Joe and Alex are skeptical about what it actually means. But they draw some more insight from the Democratic result, where a moderate outpaced a more left-leaning candidate. How affirming is that for the Biden way of doing things? 
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        <![CDATA[<p>Tucker Carlson is fighting for democracy ... in Hungary. Tucker met with Hungary's Prime Minister to discuss, among other things, how he built a wall, changed the judiciary, and rode anti-immigrant and anti-democracy waves to change the trajectory of a nation in short order. How revealing is this for the desires of the American Right? When will  dalliances with authoritarianism become doctrine?</p><p>Then, Trump scored a special election win in Ohio, but Joe and Alex are skeptical about what it actually means. But they draw some more insight from the Democratic result, where a moderate outpaced a more left-leaning candidate. How affirming is that for the Biden way of doing things? </p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1763</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Jackie Calmes on the Weaponization of the Supreme Court</title>
      <description>The Supreme Court's reputation as an apolitical body has been permanently changed. How did we get here?
Jackie Calmes from the LA Times has studied the changes in Supreme Court politics that hit a new low during the Trump presidency. Despite two impeachments and a single term, Trump and the Republicans managed to reshape the Court for decades -- and it's possible Democrats have underestimated and under-organized around the impact of the GOP's stranglehold on the judicial system.
Jackie, Joe and Alex talk about the change in political strategy when it comes to appointing justices, how the Brett Kavanaugh nomination process completely missed another massive scandal, and how we recover from a climate where the Supreme Court is viewed by Republicans as the surest way to extend its minority rule.
Jackie's new book, Dissent: The Radicalization of the Republican Party and Its Capture of the Court, is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Dissent-Radicalization-Republican-Party-Capture/dp/1538700794
Follow Jackie on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/jackiekcalmes?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
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      <pubDate>Tue, 03 Aug 2021 07:30:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Jackie Calmes on the Weaponization of the Supreme Court</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Jackie Calmes on the Weaponization of the Supreme Court</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>The Supreme Court's reputation as an apolitical body has been permanently changed. How did we get here?
Jackie Calmes from the LA Times has studied the changes in Supreme Court politics that hit a new low during the Trump presidency. Despite two impeachments and a single term, Trump and the Republicans managed to reshape the Court for decades -- and it's possible Democrats have underestimated and under-organized around the impact of the GOP's stranglehold on the judicial system.
Jackie, Joe and Alex talk about the change in political strategy when it comes to appointing justices, how the Brett Kavanaugh nomination process completely missed another massive scandal, and how we recover from a climate where the Supreme Court is viewed by Republicans as the surest way to extend its minority rule.
Jackie's new book, Dissent: The Radicalization of the Republican Party and Its Capture of the Court, is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Dissent-Radicalization-Republican-Party-Capture/dp/1538700794
Follow Jackie on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/jackiekcalmes?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
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        <![CDATA[<p>The Supreme Court's reputation as an apolitical body has been permanently changed. How did we get here?</p><p>Jackie Calmes from the LA Times has studied the changes in Supreme Court politics that hit a new low during the Trump presidency. Despite two impeachments and a single term, Trump and the Republicans managed to reshape the Court for decades -- and it's possible Democrats have underestimated and under-organized around the impact of the GOP's stranglehold on the judicial system.</p><p>Jackie, Joe and Alex talk about the change in political strategy when it comes to appointing justices, how the Brett Kavanaugh nomination process completely missed another massive scandal, and how we recover from a climate where the Supreme Court is viewed by Republicans as the surest way to extend its minority rule.</p><p>Jackie's new book, Dissent: The Radicalization of the Republican Party and Its Capture of the Court, is available here: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Dissent-Radicalization-Republican-Party-Capture/dp/1538700794">https://www.amazon.com/Dissent-Radicalization-Republican-Party-Capture/dp/1538700794</a></p><p>Follow Jackie on Twitter here: <a href="https://twitter.com/jackiekcalmes?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">https://twitter.com/jackiekcalmes?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor</a></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2409</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Is Bipartisanship... Back? Infrastructure, Jan. 6 Commission, Voting Rights; Trump Loses in TX</title>
      <description>After 6 months, President Biden did what Trump couldn't do in 4 years -- got an infrastructure bill through the Senate. A large bipartisan majority coming together for substantive change? What is going on? Alex and Joe unpack the progress made -- and not made -- to make big strides on infrastructure.
Plus, Nancy Pelosi stopped the Jan. 6 commission from turning into a Jim Jordan-imbued circus, but the Republicans did their best to sink it. What will come of this investigation, and will it move the needle for voters?
And will Joe Manchin finally backing voting rights measures mean it can get through the Senate?
Also, a look at a TX state-wide election that Trump endorsed and lost.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 30 Jul 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Is Bipartisanship... Back? Infrastructure, Jan. 6 Commission, Voting Rights; Trump Loses in TX</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Is Bipartisanship... Back? Infrastructure, Jan. 6 Commission, Voting Rights; Trump Loses in TX</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>After 6 months, President Biden did what Trump couldn't do in 4 years -- got an infrastructure bill through the Senate. A large bipartisan majority coming together for substantive change? What is going on? Alex and Joe unpack the progress made -- and not made -- to make big strides on infrastructure.
Plus, Nancy Pelosi stopped the Jan. 6 commission from turning into a Jim Jordan-imbued circus, but the Republicans did their best to sink it. What will come of this investigation, and will it move the needle for voters?
And will Joe Manchin finally backing voting rights measures mean it can get through the Senate?
Also, a look at a TX state-wide election that Trump endorsed and lost.
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        <![CDATA[<p>After 6 months, President Biden did what Trump couldn't do in 4 years -- got an infrastructure bill through the Senate. A large bipartisan majority coming together for substantive change? What is going on? Alex and Joe unpack the progress made -- and not made -- to make big strides on infrastructure.</p><p>Plus, Nancy Pelosi stopped the Jan. 6 commission from turning into a Jim Jordan-imbued circus, but the Republicans did their best to sink it. What will come of this investigation, and will it move the needle for voters?</p><p>And will Joe Manchin finally backing voting rights measures mean it can get through the Senate?</p><p>Also, a look at a TX state-wide election that Trump endorsed and lost.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2069</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Trygve Olson on 7 Rules for Defeating Autocracy</title>
      <description>Political risk... What is it? World-renowned defender of democracy Trygve Olson joins Joe this week to discuss his ideas on the risks of economic fallout faced by political action. In this episode, Joe and Trygve lay out the bigger implications we face if the U.S. doesn't denounce and fight the autocratic movement from the right. Trygve explains the American "fraud democracy" in comparison to other historically authoritarian governments and how ultimately, this could lead to our economic and political downfall. To stop the collapse of our democratic system, Joe warns that citizens, Washington, and corporate America can't get comfortable with this being the "new normal." As Trygve states, engagement is required to be part of the solution.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 23 Jul 2021 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Trygve Olson on 7 Rules for Defeating Autocracy</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Political risk... What is it? World-renowned defender of democracy Trygve Olson joins Joe this week to discuss his ideas on the risks of economic fallout faced by political action. In this episode, Joe and Trygve lay out the bigger implications we face if the U.S. doesn't denounce and fight the autocratic movement from the right. Trygve explains the American "fraud democracy" in comparison to other historically authoritarian governments and how ultimately, this could lead to our economic and political downfall. To stop the collapse of our democratic system, Joe warns that citizens, Washington, and corporate America can't get comfortable with this being the "new normal." As Trygve states, engagement is required to be part of the solution.
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        <![CDATA[<p>Political risk... What is it? World-renowned defender of democracy Trygve Olson joins Joe this week to discuss his ideas on the risks of economic fallout faced by political action. In this episode, Joe and Trygve lay out the bigger implications we face if the U.S. doesn't denounce and fight the autocratic movement from the right. Trygve explains the American "fraud democracy" in comparison to other historically authoritarian governments and how ultimately, this could lead to our economic and political downfall. To stop the collapse of our democratic system, Joe warns that citizens, Washington, and corporate America can't get comfortable with this being the "new normal." As Trygve states, engagement is required to be part of the solution.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2428</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Pres. Biden Calls Out The Autocrats (Finally!), Texas Protests and John Lewis, Why This All Matters</title>
      <description>Joe Biden called it. Democracy vs. autocracy. Sound familiar? Now it's on all of us to keep spreading the word. Joe and Alex talk about Biden's Philadelphia speech ("Have you no shame?") and how it reset the battlefield for everything we've been fighting for. Then they hit on the latest in Texas and the heroic protest staged by Democratic lawmakers, why the corporate pressure campaigns are so critical, and your role to play in this fight.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Pres. Biden Calls Out The Autocrats (Finally!), Texas Protests and John Lewis, Why This All Matters</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Pres. Biden Calls Out The Autocrats (Finally!), Texas Protests and John Lewis, Why This All Matters</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe Biden called it. Democracy vs. autocracy. Sound familiar? Now it's on all of us to keep spreading the word. Joe and Alex talk about Biden's Philadelphia speech ("Have you no shame?") and how it reset the battlefield for everything we've been fighting for. Then they hit on the latest in Texas and the heroic protest staged by Democratic lawmakers, why the corporate pressure campaigns are so critical, and your role to play in this fight.
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe Biden called it. Democracy vs. autocracy. Sound familiar? Now it's on all of us to keep spreading the word. Joe and Alex talk about Biden's Philadelphia speech ("Have you no shame?") and how it reset the battlefield for everything we've been fighting for. Then they hit on the latest in Texas and the heroic protest staged by Democratic lawmakers, why the corporate pressure campaigns are so critical, and your role to play in this fight.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1948</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Steve Schmidt, Joe Joins Lincoln Project, Beating Corporations, '22 Blueprint</title>
      <description>Joe announced this week that he'll be joining the Lincoln Project to help elect Democrats to fight the autocratic movement on the right.
Steve Schmidt returns to talk to Joe about the cause and how if Democrats don't defeat Republicans, "we lose the country." He explains why the media, corporations and the public at large don't understand the stakes of allowing power to return to authoritarians.
Joe and Steve talk next about the plans for The Lincoln Project and anti-authoritarianism in America in general. They name two huge companies that are still writing checks to pro-insurrectionists, and their plans to foment rebellion among employees.
Plus: How do you defeat a movement that believes they're living in an occupied country with an illegitimate president? Do we really have to win decades of elections just to withstand authoritarianism?
Read Joe's editorial in USA Today about why he's joining The Lincoln Project here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/07/06/stop-trump-authoritarianism-joe-trippi-lincoln-project/7814381002/
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      <pubDate>Fri, 09 Jul 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Steve Schmidt, Joe Joins Lincoln Project, Beating Corporations, '22 Blueprint</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Steve Schmidt, Joe Joins Lincoln Project, Beating Corporations, '22 Blueprint</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe announced this week that he'll be joining the Lincoln Project to help elect Democrats to fight the autocratic movement on the right.
Steve Schmidt returns to talk to Joe about the cause and how if Democrats don't defeat Republicans, "we lose the country." He explains why the media, corporations and the public at large don't understand the stakes of allowing power to return to authoritarians.
Joe and Steve talk next about the plans for The Lincoln Project and anti-authoritarianism in America in general. They name two huge companies that are still writing checks to pro-insurrectionists, and their plans to foment rebellion among employees.
Plus: How do you defeat a movement that believes they're living in an occupied country with an illegitimate president? Do we really have to win decades of elections just to withstand authoritarianism?
Read Joe's editorial in USA Today about why he's joining The Lincoln Project here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/07/06/stop-trump-authoritarianism-joe-trippi-lincoln-project/7814381002/
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe announced this week that he'll be joining the Lincoln Project to help elect Democrats to fight the autocratic movement on the right.</p><p>Steve Schmidt returns to talk to Joe about the cause and how if Democrats don't defeat Republicans, "we lose the country." He explains why the media, corporations and the public at large don't understand the stakes of allowing power to return to authoritarians.</p><p>Joe and Steve talk next about the plans for The Lincoln Project and anti-authoritarianism in America in general. They name two huge companies that are still writing checks to pro-insurrectionists, and their plans to foment rebellion among employees.</p><p>Plus: How do you defeat a movement that believes they're living in an occupied country with an illegitimate president? Do we really have to win decades of elections just to withstand authoritarianism?</p><p>Read Joe's editorial in USA Today about why he's joining The Lincoln Project here: <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/07/06/stop-trump-authoritarianism-joe-trippi-lincoln-project/7814381002/">https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/07/06/stop-trump-authoritarianism-joe-trippi-lincoln-project/7814381002/</a></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2054</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Dan Gillmor on Journalism vs Truth, Role of Citizenry, Reporting on Lies</title>
      <description>Dan Gillmor, co-founder of Arizona State's News Co/Lab, is an expert on civil literacy and the role of journalism in our changing world. He joins the show to discuss the many changes to journalistic norms in the past few years and how to navigate a path forward. 
How should journalists cover politicians who intentionally and, sometimes dangerously, lie without consequence? What do former guardians of truth and once-trusted establishments still do their job when they're dismissed summarily by significant portions of the populace?
And why was it so hard for journalists to just say, "Trump lied," instead of, as Dan says, using every other word in the thesaurus? 
Read the blog post Dan and Joe discuss here: https://medium.com/@dangillmor/dear-journalists-please-declare-independence-from-business-as-usual-fe8d3681f932 
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      <pubDate>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Dan Gillmor on Journalism vs Truth, Role of Citizenry, Reporting on Lies</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>53</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Dan Gillmor on Journalism vs Truth, Role of Citizenry, Reporting on Lies</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Dan Gillmor, co-founder of Arizona State's News Co/Lab, is an expert on civil literacy and the role of journalism in our changing world. He joins the show to discuss the many changes to journalistic norms in the past few years and how to navigate a path forward. 
How should journalists cover politicians who intentionally and, sometimes dangerously, lie without consequence? What do former guardians of truth and once-trusted establishments still do their job when they're dismissed summarily by significant portions of the populace?
And why was it so hard for journalists to just say, "Trump lied," instead of, as Dan says, using every other word in the thesaurus? 
Read the blog post Dan and Joe discuss here: https://medium.com/@dangillmor/dear-journalists-please-declare-independence-from-business-as-usual-fe8d3681f932 
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        <![CDATA[<p>Dan Gillmor, co-founder of Arizona State's News Co/Lab, is an expert on civil literacy and the role of journalism in our changing world. He joins the show to discuss the many changes to journalistic norms in the past few years and how to navigate a path forward. </p><p>How should journalists cover politicians who intentionally and, sometimes dangerously, lie without consequence? What do former guardians of truth and once-trusted establishments still do their job when they're dismissed summarily by significant portions of the populace?</p><p>And why was it so hard for journalists to just say, "Trump lied," instead of, as Dan says, using every other word in the thesaurus? </p><p>Read the blog post Dan and Joe discuss here: <a href="https://medium.com/@dangillmor/dear-journalists-please-declare-independence-from-business-as-usual-fe8d3681f932">https://medium.com/@dangillmor/dear-journalists-please-declare-independence-from-business-as-usual-fe8d3681f932</a> </p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2546</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Jon Macks on Biden Debate Prep, Cancel Culture, Comedy Writing</title>
      <description>Jon Macks has spent most of his career writing for comedians like Jay Leno and Chris Rock. But before he was writing jokes for The Tonight Show and The Academy Awards, he started out working in politics with Joe.
Jon joins the show to discuss whether it's possible to lampoon people like Donald Trump or Marjorie Taylor Greene, how comedy writing and political speech writing flex a lot of the same muscles, and whether the backlash to Jimmy Fallon and SNL giving Trump the usual political treatment was justified.
Plus, Macks talks about prepping presidential candidates, including Joe Biden, for big debates. How do you prepare for Donald Trump?
Finally, how has "cancel culture" affected the process of writing comedy? Are we better or worse off?
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      <pubDate>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 07:32:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Jon Macks on Biden Debate Prep, Cancel Culture, Comedy Writing</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Jon Macks on Biden Debate Prep, Cancel Culture, Comedy Writing</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Jon Macks has spent most of his career writing for comedians like Jay Leno and Chris Rock. But before he was writing jokes for The Tonight Show and The Academy Awards, he started out working in politics with Joe.
Jon joins the show to discuss whether it's possible to lampoon people like Donald Trump or Marjorie Taylor Greene, how comedy writing and political speech writing flex a lot of the same muscles, and whether the backlash to Jimmy Fallon and SNL giving Trump the usual political treatment was justified.
Plus, Macks talks about prepping presidential candidates, including Joe Biden, for big debates. How do you prepare for Donald Trump?
Finally, how has "cancel culture" affected the process of writing comedy? Are we better or worse off?
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        <![CDATA[<p>Jon Macks has spent most of his career writing for comedians like Jay Leno and Chris Rock. But before he was writing jokes for The Tonight Show and The Academy Awards, he started out working in politics with Joe.</p><p>Jon joins the show to discuss whether it's possible to lampoon people like Donald Trump or Marjorie Taylor Greene, how comedy writing and political speech writing flex a lot of the same muscles, and whether the backlash to Jimmy Fallon and SNL giving Trump the usual political treatment was justified.</p><p>Plus, Macks talks about prepping presidential candidates, including Joe Biden, for big debates. How do you prepare for Donald Trump?</p><p>Finally, how has "cancel culture" affected the process of writing comedy? Are we better or worse off?</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <title>Ron Brownstein on Filibuster, Fear of Demographic Change and the GOP, Biden's Temperament</title>
      <description>Joe is joined by Atlantic Senior Editor and CNN correspondent Ron Brownstein (@RonBrownstein) this week.
The Republicans enjoy a structural advantage in the Senate, but that's amplified even more by the age and racial makeup of the American electorate at large. Ron explains why the Trump movement and the Nixon movements are similar, and what that means for the future of elections in the country.
Also, Ron is a bit more bullish about the potential for Democrats to outperform expectations in the 2022 midterms. He explains why, and he and Joe get into the strategy needed for Democratic campaigns to motivate people to vote for good candidates, but also to sound the alarm about the rise of authoritarianism.
Then, a discussion about President Biden's unique temperament, which does not lend itself to the urgent/hair-on-fire moment we're in with the Republican Party. Biden's popularity is likely because of his place as a vestige of politics long gone, but is his calming temperament actually a disadvantage politically when it comes to the urgency of the moment?
Buy Ron's book, Rock Me On The Water, here: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/rock-me-on-the-water-ronald-brownstein
Check out Ron's analysis of 2022 here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/politics/democrats-2022-turnout-congress/index.html
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      <pubDate>Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:34:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Ron Brownstein on Filibuster, Fear of Demographic Change and the GOP, Biden's Temperament</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Ron Brownstein on Filibuster, Fear of Demographic Change and the GOP, Biden's Temperament</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe is joined by Atlantic Senior Editor and CNN correspondent Ron Brownstein (@RonBrownstein) this week.
The Republicans enjoy a structural advantage in the Senate, but that's amplified even more by the age and racial makeup of the American electorate at large. Ron explains why the Trump movement and the Nixon movements are similar, and what that means for the future of elections in the country.
Also, Ron is a bit more bullish about the potential for Democrats to outperform expectations in the 2022 midterms. He explains why, and he and Joe get into the strategy needed for Democratic campaigns to motivate people to vote for good candidates, but also to sound the alarm about the rise of authoritarianism.
Then, a discussion about President Biden's unique temperament, which does not lend itself to the urgent/hair-on-fire moment we're in with the Republican Party. Biden's popularity is likely because of his place as a vestige of politics long gone, but is his calming temperament actually a disadvantage politically when it comes to the urgency of the moment?
Buy Ron's book, Rock Me On The Water, here: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/rock-me-on-the-water-ronald-brownstein
Check out Ron's analysis of 2022 here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/politics/democrats-2022-turnout-congress/index.html
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe is joined by Atlantic Senior Editor and CNN correspondent Ron Brownstein (@RonBrownstein) this week.</p><p>The Republicans enjoy a structural advantage in the Senate, but that's amplified even more by the age and racial makeup of the American electorate at large. Ron explains why the Trump movement and the Nixon movements are similar, and what that means for the future of elections in the country.</p><p>Also, Ron is a bit more bullish about the potential for Democrats to outperform expectations in the 2022 midterms. He explains why, and he and Joe get into the strategy needed for Democratic campaigns to motivate people to vote for good candidates, but also to sound the alarm about the rise of authoritarianism.</p><p>Then, a discussion about President Biden's unique temperament, which does not lend itself to the urgent/hair-on-fire moment we're in with the Republican Party. Biden's popularity is likely because of his place as a vestige of politics long gone, but is his calming temperament actually a disadvantage politically when it comes to the urgency of the moment?</p><p>Buy Ron's book, Rock Me On The Water, here:<a href="%20https://www.harpercollins.com/products/rock-me-on-the-water-ronald-brownstein"> <strong>https://www.harpercollins.com/products/rock-me-on-the-water-ronald-brownstein</strong></a></p><p>Check out Ron's analysis of 2022 here: <strong>https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/politics/democrats-2022-turnout-congress/index.html</strong></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2534</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Ezra Klein on Polarization, Manchin as a "Unicorn," Future of Democracy</title>
      <description>Ezra Klein, author of Why We're Polarized and NYT podcaster and columnist, joins Joe and Alex for a fascinating discussion about polarization, how the two parties relate to each other, why disengaged voters are being pushed even further away, and what happens from here.
Plus, Ezra dissects the unique importance of Joe Manchin, how rare he is in today's political climate, and how his strategy on key issues will create massive policy and procedural implications.
Buy Ezra's book, Why We're Polarized, now available in paperback here.
Read Ezra's column on Joe Manchin here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/opinion/joe-manchin-filibuster-voting-rights.html
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      <pubDate>Tue, 22 Jun 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Ezra Klein on Polarization, Manchin as a "Unicorn," Future of Democracy</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Ezra Klein on Polarization, Manchin as a "Unicorn," Future of Democracy</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Ezra Klein, author of Why We're Polarized and NYT podcaster and columnist, joins Joe and Alex for a fascinating discussion about polarization, how the two parties relate to each other, why disengaged voters are being pushed even further away, and what happens from here.
Plus, Ezra dissects the unique importance of Joe Manchin, how rare he is in today's political climate, and how his strategy on key issues will create massive policy and procedural implications.
Buy Ezra's book, Why We're Polarized, now available in paperback here.
Read Ezra's column on Joe Manchin here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/opinion/joe-manchin-filibuster-voting-rights.html
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        <![CDATA[<p>Ezra Klein, author of Why We're Polarized and NYT podcaster and columnist, joins Joe and Alex for a fascinating discussion about polarization, how the two parties relate to each other, why disengaged voters are being pushed even further away, and what happens from here.</p><p>Plus, Ezra dissects the unique importance of Joe Manchin, how rare he is in today's political climate, and how his strategy on key issues will create massive policy and procedural implications.</p><p>Buy Ezra's book, Why We're Polarized, now <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Why-Were-Polarized-Ezra-Klein/dp/1476700362/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&amp;keywords=ezra+klein&amp;qid=1624035209&amp;sr=8-1">available in paperback here.</a></p><p>Read Ezra's column on Joe Manchin here: <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/opinion/joe-manchin-filibuster-voting-rights.html">https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/opinion/joe-manchin-filibuster-voting-rights.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2381</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Steve Schmidt on Authoritarian Movement, Biden's Performance, Future of Politics</title>
      <description>Steve Schmidt, former Republican and co-founder of The Lincoln Project, joins Joe for a striking conversation about what's propelling the authoritarian movement forward in our country and how we can fight it.
The conversation touches on the composition of the authoritarian movement, how to view the importance of the 2022 elections, the power of Fox and the right-wing propaganda machines, the likelihood of future violence in American politics, and more.
This is a must-listen for anyone thinking about how we can stop authoritarianism before it takes over, and the scope and urgency of the fight ahead.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 18 Jun 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Steve Schmidt on Authoritarian Movement, Biden's Performance, Future of Politics</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Steve Schmidt on Authoritarian Movement, Biden's Performance, Future of Politics</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Steve Schmidt, former Republican and co-founder of The Lincoln Project, joins Joe for a striking conversation about what's propelling the authoritarian movement forward in our country and how we can fight it.
The conversation touches on the composition of the authoritarian movement, how to view the importance of the 2022 elections, the power of Fox and the right-wing propaganda machines, the likelihood of future violence in American politics, and more.
This is a must-listen for anyone thinking about how we can stop authoritarianism before it takes over, and the scope and urgency of the fight ahead.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Steve Schmidt, former Republican and co-founder of The Lincoln Project, joins Joe for a striking conversation about what's propelling the authoritarian movement forward in our country and how we can fight it.</p><p>The conversation touches on the composition of the authoritarian movement, how to view the importance of the 2022 elections, the power of Fox and the right-wing propaganda machines, the likelihood of future violence in American politics, and more.</p><p>This is a must-listen for anyone thinking about how we can stop authoritarianism before it takes over, and the scope and urgency of the fight ahead.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>3024</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Trippi On The Only Fight That Matters </title>
      <description>A voicemail from a listener this past week got Joe thinking: instead of focusing on working together and Democrats winning elections, how can we focus on anything but the very real threat of authoritarianism?
Joe argues bipartisanship can't work right now, because there is only room for one "party" in America right now -- an anti-authoritarian, pro-democracy party. Joe suggests all of us need to take a stand against anti-democracy, from corporations to media to politicians, and accept that there is only one functioning political party at the moment.
By framing today's politics in terms of the usual business in Washington, we're all missing the point. Joe argues we have to understand the big problem in front of us, and that until we deal with the black mold in our country, everything else comes second.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 11 Jun 2021 07:15:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Trippi On The Only Fight That Matters </itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Trippi On The Only Fight That Matters </itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>A voicemail from a listener this past week got Joe thinking: instead of focusing on working together and Democrats winning elections, how can we focus on anything but the very real threat of authoritarianism?
Joe argues bipartisanship can't work right now, because there is only room for one "party" in America right now -- an anti-authoritarian, pro-democracy party. Joe suggests all of us need to take a stand against anti-democracy, from corporations to media to politicians, and accept that there is only one functioning political party at the moment.
By framing today's politics in terms of the usual business in Washington, we're all missing the point. Joe argues we have to understand the big problem in front of us, and that until we deal with the black mold in our country, everything else comes second.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>A voicemail from a listener this past week got Joe thinking: instead of focusing on working together and Democrats winning elections, how can we focus on anything but the very real threat of authoritarianism?</p><p>Joe argues bipartisanship can't work right now, because there is only room for one "party" in America right now -- an anti-authoritarian, pro-democracy party. Joe suggests all of us need to take a stand against anti-democracy, from corporations to media to politicians, and accept that there is only one functioning political party at the moment.</p><p>By framing today's politics in terms of the usual business in Washington, we're all missing the point. Joe argues we have to understand the big problem in front of us, and that until we deal with the black mold in our country, everything else comes second.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1936</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Max Boot on Future of Democracy, Joe Manchin, GOP's Threat to National Security </title>
      <description>National Security expert Max Boot joins Joe and Alex to talk about the staggering danger of the GOP's grasp of authoritarianism, and the impact of swing Democrat Joe Manchin backing away from voting rights legislation.
They touch on the dangers of the poisonous conservative media ecosystem, how difficult it is to bridge the conversation between Americans of differing beliefs, the danger of failing to imagine worst-case scenarios, and what the biggest threat to the United States is.
Plus, the story of military hero Edward Landsdale, and what unity and patriotism even looks like in the Trump era.
Buy Max's latest book, The Road Not Taken, here: https://www.amazon.com/Road-Not-Taken-Lansdale-American/dp/0871409410
Max's book, The Corrosion of Conservatism, is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Corrosion-Conservatism-Why-Left-Right/dp/1631495674
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      <pubDate>Tue, 08 Jun 2021 08:00:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Max Boot on Future of Democracy, Joe Manchin, GOP's Threat to National Security </itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Max Boot on Future of Democracy, Joe Manchin, GOP's Threat to National Security </itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>National Security expert Max Boot joins Joe and Alex to talk about the staggering danger of the GOP's grasp of authoritarianism, and the impact of swing Democrat Joe Manchin backing away from voting rights legislation.
They touch on the dangers of the poisonous conservative media ecosystem, how difficult it is to bridge the conversation between Americans of differing beliefs, the danger of failing to imagine worst-case scenarios, and what the biggest threat to the United States is.
Plus, the story of military hero Edward Landsdale, and what unity and patriotism even looks like in the Trump era.
Buy Max's latest book, The Road Not Taken, here: https://www.amazon.com/Road-Not-Taken-Lansdale-American/dp/0871409410
Max's book, The Corrosion of Conservatism, is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Corrosion-Conservatism-Why-Left-Right/dp/1631495674
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>National Security expert Max Boot joins Joe and Alex to talk about the staggering danger of the GOP's grasp of authoritarianism, and the impact of swing Democrat Joe Manchin backing away from voting rights legislation.</p><p>They touch on the dangers of the poisonous conservative media ecosystem, how difficult it is to bridge the conversation between Americans of differing beliefs, the danger of failing to imagine worst-case scenarios, and what the biggest threat to the United States is.</p><p>Plus, the story of military hero Edward Landsdale, and what unity and patriotism even looks like in the Trump era.</p><p>Buy Max's latest book, The Road Not Taken, here: https://www.amazon.com/Road-Not-Taken-Lansdale-American/dp/0871409410</p><p>Max's book, The Corrosion of Conservatism, is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Corrosion-Conservatism-Why-Left-Right/dp/1631495674</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2400</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Nick Carmody on Fear, QAnon as Religion, Why Trump Says He'll Be Reinstated</title>
      <description>Perhaps no one is more qualified to examine the current state of American politics than a political observer who happens to be a psychotherapist.
Nick Carmody joins Joe and Alex to discuss how right-wing politicians and influencers have preyed on fears and misperception to heighten paranoia and the pervasive sense of danger on the right. He explains why the two sides in American politics are unable to communicate, and why QAnon is more religion than political ideology.
Plus -- is there more to the story than politics and the media? What is really going on here?
And what do we do about all this?
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</description>
      <pubDate>Fri, 04 Jun 2021 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Nick Carmody on Fear, QAnon as Religion, Why Trump Says He'll Be Reinstated</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Nick Carmody on Fear, QAnon as Religion, Why Trump Says He'll Be Reinstated</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Perhaps no one is more qualified to examine the current state of American politics than a political observer who happens to be a psychotherapist.
Nick Carmody joins Joe and Alex to discuss how right-wing politicians and influencers have preyed on fears and misperception to heighten paranoia and the pervasive sense of danger on the right. He explains why the two sides in American politics are unable to communicate, and why QAnon is more religion than political ideology.
Plus -- is there more to the story than politics and the media? What is really going on here?
And what do we do about all this?
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Perhaps no one is more qualified to examine the current state of American politics than a political observer who happens to be a psychotherapist.</p><p>Nick Carmody joins Joe and Alex to discuss how right-wing politicians and influencers have preyed on fears and misperception to heighten paranoia and the pervasive sense of danger on the right. He explains why the two sides in American politics are unable to communicate, and why QAnon is more religion than political ideology.</p><p>Plus -- is there more to the story than politics and the media? What is really going on here?</p><p>And what do we do about all this?</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2342</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Matthew Dowd on Today's GOP, Midterms and Bush vs. Dean</title>
      <description>Matthew Dowd, the chief strategist for President Bush's re-election campaign in 2004, sits down with Joe to discuss the decline of Republican principles, and how to move forward with the presence of Pres. Trump in the modern GOP. 
Also, a look ahead to the 2022 and 2024 races, who's standing out, and if some Democrats are too relaxed about their prospects in the midterm elections. Plus, Matthew reveals who the 2004 Bush campaign was most afraid of running against (the answer may surprise you).
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      <pubDate>Fri, 28 May 2021 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Matthew Dowd on Today's GOP, Midterms and Bush vs. Dean</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Matthew Dowd on Today's GOP, Midterms and Bush vs. Dean</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Matthew Dowd, the chief strategist for President Bush's re-election campaign in 2004, sits down with Joe to discuss the decline of Republican principles, and how to move forward with the presence of Pres. Trump in the modern GOP. 
Also, a look ahead to the 2022 and 2024 races, who's standing out, and if some Democrats are too relaxed about their prospects in the midterm elections. Plus, Matthew reveals who the 2004 Bush campaign was most afraid of running against (the answer may surprise you).
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Matthew Dowd, the chief strategist for President Bush's re-election campaign in 2004, sits down with Joe to discuss the decline of Republican principles, and how to move forward with the presence of Pres. Trump in the modern GOP. </p><p>Also, a look ahead to the 2022 and 2024 races, who's standing out, and if some Democrats are too relaxed about their prospects in the midterm elections. Plus, Matthew reveals who the 2004 Bush campaign was most afraid of running against (the answer may surprise you).</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2105</itunes:duration>
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      <title>WaPo's Greg Sargent on GOP's Demise and Future</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex are joined by Greg Sargent of The Washington Post, author of "An Uncivil War" and the Plum Line blog.
Greg joins for a somber conversation about the state of the GOP, including how low the bar has gotten in the Senate for Republicans to do the right thing. What does compromise look like in a world where pro-democracy Republicans are purged from the party? How do we hold the liars accountable while reaching out to those who were lied to?
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      <pubDate>Tue, 25 May 2021 07:03:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>WaPo's Greg Sargent on GOP's Demise and Future</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>WaPo's Greg Sargent on GOP's Demise and Future</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex are joined by Greg Sargent of The Washington Post, author of "An Uncivil War" and the Plum Line blog.
Greg joins for a somber conversation about the state of the GOP, including how low the bar has gotten in the Senate for Republicans to do the right thing. What does compromise look like in a world where pro-democracy Republicans are purged from the party? How do we hold the liars accountable while reaching out to those who were lied to?
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex are joined by Greg Sargent of The Washington Post, author of "An Uncivil War" and the <a href="https://t.co/Bx7pTZ6DYZ?amp=1">Plum Line blog.</a></p><p>Greg joins for a somber conversation about the state of the GOP, including how low the bar has gotten in the Senate for Republicans to do the right thing. What does compromise look like in a world where pro-democracy Republicans are purged from the party? How do we hold the liars accountable while reaching out to those who were lied to?</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2250</itunes:duration>
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      <title>GOP Clown Car Rides Along, Trump '24 Doubts, McConaughey for Gov</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex have had it with today's GOP, which refuses to investigate the attack on themselves Jan. 6, while continuing audits in states around the country, insisting the election was stolen. It's quite a statement when the most serious politician we discuss on today's show may be Matthew McConaughey.
Then, a new poll shows Trump leading all '24 candidates by a huge margin -- but he's only getting 48% of Republican support. Joe wonders why a former president getting less than 50% of his own party is viewed as so dominant, and thinks he may not be as strong as we think.
Finally, why Joe is for Matthew McConaughey running for Governor of Texas, no matter what he runs as.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 21 May 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>GOP Clown Car Rides Along, Trump '24 Doubts, McConaughey for Gov?</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>GOP Clown Car Rides Along, Trump '24 Doubts, McConaughey for Gov?</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex have had it with today's GOP, which refuses to investigate the attack on themselves Jan. 6, while continuing audits in states around the country, insisting the election was stolen. It's quite a statement when the most serious politician we discuss on today's show may be Matthew McConaughey.
Then, a new poll shows Trump leading all '24 candidates by a huge margin -- but he's only getting 48% of Republican support. Joe wonders why a former president getting less than 50% of his own party is viewed as so dominant, and thinks he may not be as strong as we think.
Finally, why Joe is for Matthew McConaughey running for Governor of Texas, no matter what he runs as.
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex have had it with today's GOP, which refuses to investigate the attack on themselves Jan. 6, while continuing audits in states around the country, insisting the election was stolen. It's quite a statement when the most serious politician we discuss on today's show may be Matthew McConaughey.</p><p>Then, a new poll shows Trump leading all '24 candidates by a huge margin -- but he's only getting 48% of Republican support. Joe wonders why a former president getting less than 50% of his own party is viewed as so dominant, and thinks he may not be as strong as we think.</p><p>Finally, why Joe is for Matthew McConaughey running for Governor of Texas, no matter what he runs as.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1992</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Marc Elias on Saving Democracy, GOP Soap Opera</title>
      <description>Democracy Docket founder Marc Elias has been fighting GOP-led voter suppression efforts for years. In the process, he may be single-handedly saving our republic.
He tells Joe and Alex the status of the fight for voter rights, the GOP's dangerous motivation to continue voter suppression, and how we can all help. How will the GOP's right to fritter away the right to vote play out, and can it actually work?
Then, Joe and Alex break down Liz Cheney's ouster (and how Donald Trump called a Cheney a "Major Democrat"), 100 Republicans threatening to start a new party, and why she may be primed for a credible run for president.
Marc's organization, Democracy Docket, is doing wonderful work -- follow along at this website: https://www.democracydocket.com/
New Republic article: https://newrepublic.com/article/162272/republican-voter-suppression-texas-democracy-reckoning
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      <pubDate>Fri, 14 May 2021 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Marc Elias on Saving Democracy, GOP Soap Opera</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Marc Elias on Saving Democracy, GOP Soap Opera</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Democracy Docket founder Marc Elias has been fighting GOP-led voter suppression efforts for years. In the process, he may be single-handedly saving our republic.
He tells Joe and Alex the status of the fight for voter rights, the GOP's dangerous motivation to continue voter suppression, and how we can all help. How will the GOP's right to fritter away the right to vote play out, and can it actually work?
Then, Joe and Alex break down Liz Cheney's ouster (and how Donald Trump called a Cheney a "Major Democrat"), 100 Republicans threatening to start a new party, and why she may be primed for a credible run for president.
Marc's organization, Democracy Docket, is doing wonderful work -- follow along at this website: https://www.democracydocket.com/
New Republic article: https://newrepublic.com/article/162272/republican-voter-suppression-texas-democracy-reckoning
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        <![CDATA[<p>Democracy Docket founder Marc Elias has been fighting GOP-led voter suppression efforts for years. In the process, he may be single-handedly saving our republic.</p><p>He tells Joe and Alex the status of the fight for voter rights, the GOP's dangerous motivation to continue voter suppression, and how we can all help. How will the GOP's right to fritter away the right to vote play out, and can it actually work?</p><p>Then, Joe and Alex break down Liz Cheney's ouster (and how Donald Trump called a Cheney a "Major Democrat"), 100 Republicans threatening to start a new party, and why she may be primed for a credible run for president.</p><p>Marc's organization, Democracy Docket, is doing wonderful work -- follow along at this website: https://www.democracydocket.com/</p><p>New Republic article: https://newrepublic.com/article/162272/republican-voter-suppression-texas-democracy-reckoning</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2420</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Missed Opportunity in Texas, Crist and Lamb Think Big, Cheney vs GOP</title>
      <description>First, Joe and Alex break down a race that just took place in the El Paso area, where the Democrats squandered a chance to compete in a district Trump only won by 3 points. While that seat was not one Democrats needed to count on, it was an opportunity, and Joe is worried about Democrats losing focus.
Speaking of losing focus, Democrats are already getting excited about Charlie Crist running against Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Conor Lamb potentially running for Senate in '22. Joe is excited about the rise of party stars, but is flashing warning signs now: if Lamb and Crist and Tim Ryan vacate their House seats, we're looking at committees led by Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes in 2022, and meaningless investigations into the Biden administration that jam the wheels of government.
Finally, an update on the Liz Cheney/GOP fight, what it means for the party echoing the Big Lie in perpetuity, and a brief thought on Trump's ban from Facebook.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 07 May 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Missed Opportunity in Texas, Crist and Lamb Think Big, Cheney vs GOP</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Missed Opportunity in Texas, Crist and Lamb Think Big, Cheney vs GOP</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>First, Joe and Alex break down a race that just took place in the El Paso area, where the Democrats squandered a chance to compete in a district Trump only won by 3 points. While that seat was not one Democrats needed to count on, it was an opportunity, and Joe is worried about Democrats losing focus.
Speaking of losing focus, Democrats are already getting excited about Charlie Crist running against Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Conor Lamb potentially running for Senate in '22. Joe is excited about the rise of party stars, but is flashing warning signs now: if Lamb and Crist and Tim Ryan vacate their House seats, we're looking at committees led by Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes in 2022, and meaningless investigations into the Biden administration that jam the wheels of government.
Finally, an update on the Liz Cheney/GOP fight, what it means for the party echoing the Big Lie in perpetuity, and a brief thought on Trump's ban from Facebook.
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        <![CDATA[<p>First, Joe and Alex break down a race that just took place in the El Paso area, where the Democrats squandered a chance to compete in a district Trump only won by 3 points. While that seat was not one Democrats needed to count on, it was an opportunity, and Joe is worried about Democrats losing focus.</p><p>Speaking of losing focus, Democrats are already getting excited about Charlie Crist running against Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Conor Lamb potentially running for Senate in '22. Joe is excited about the rise of party stars, but is flashing warning signs now: if Lamb and Crist and Tim Ryan vacate their House seats, we're looking at committees led by Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes in 2022, and meaningless investigations into the Biden administration that jam the wheels of government.</p><p>Finally, an update on the Liz Cheney/GOP fight, what it means for the party echoing the Big Lie in perpetuity, and a brief thought on Trump's ban from Facebook.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2051</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Pres. Biden Addresses Congress, Redistricting Woes, Cheney for Prez?</title>
      <description>Pres. Biden made history this week, addressing Congress for the first time with two women behind him. Joe and Alex break down the president's first address, plus the shift in conversation towards economic recovery, China and the end of trickle-down economics. 
Then, Joe and Alex touch on the redistricting news, and why some of it has a silver lining -- and some of it is devastating (89 NY'ers missing the Census costing a reliably blue state an electoral vote!)
Plus, could Liz Cheney be a real contender for the GOP nomination for President? That's a pretty big shift from the Trump era. 
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      <pubDate>Fri, 30 Apr 2021 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Pres. Biden Addresses Congress, Redistricting Woes, Cheney for Prez?</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Pres. Biden Addresses Congress, Redistricting Woes, Cheney for Prez?</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Pres. Biden made history this week, addressing Congress for the first time with two women behind him. Joe and Alex break down the president's first address, plus the shift in conversation towards economic recovery, China and the end of trickle-down economics. 
Then, Joe and Alex touch on the redistricting news, and why some of it has a silver lining -- and some of it is devastating (89 NY'ers missing the Census costing a reliably blue state an electoral vote!)
Plus, could Liz Cheney be a real contender for the GOP nomination for President? That's a pretty big shift from the Trump era. 
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Pres. Biden made history this week, addressing Congress for the first time with two women behind him. Joe and Alex break down the president's first address, plus the shift in conversation towards economic recovery, China and the end of trickle-down economics. </p><p>Then, Joe and Alex touch on the redistricting news, and why some of it has a silver lining -- and some of it is devastating (89 NY'ers missing the Census costing a reliably blue state an electoral vote!)</p><p>Plus, could Liz Cheney be a real contender for the GOP nomination for President? That's a pretty big shift from the Trump era. </p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
      </content:encoded>
      <itunes:duration>1837</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Katherine Stewart on Why Evangelicals Back Trump, Trippi on Mondale</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex are joined by Katherine Stewart, author of Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism. (Buy it here)
We're all wondering how evangelicals can back Donald Trump, who embodies traits so antithetical to Christian values, and there's no one better to discuss that than Katherine Stewart.
She talks about the role of fear in motivating Christian Nationalists, the increasing divide between secular liberals and the Christian right, why the evangelicals are such an important electoral group, and what the future holds for the GOP and Christian politics.
Then, Joe shares some memories of the late Walter Mondale, and gives an update on a big race for Operation 147.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 23 Apr 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Katherine Stewart on Why Evangelicals Back Trump, Trippi on Mondale</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Katherine Stewart on Why Evangelicals Back Trump, Trippi on Mondale</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex are joined by Katherine Stewart, author of Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism. (Buy it here)
We're all wondering how evangelicals can back Donald Trump, who embodies traits so antithetical to Christian values, and there's no one better to discuss that than Katherine Stewart.
She talks about the role of fear in motivating Christian Nationalists, the increasing divide between secular liberals and the Christian right, why the evangelicals are such an important electoral group, and what the future holds for the GOP and Christian politics.
Then, Joe shares some memories of the late Walter Mondale, and gives an update on a big race for Operation 147.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex are joined by Katherine Stewart, author of <em>Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism. </em>(<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Power-Worshippers-Dangerous-Religious-Nationalism/dp/1635573432">Buy it here</a>)</p><p>We're all wondering how evangelicals can back Donald Trump, who embodies traits so antithetical to Christian values, and there's no one better to discuss that than Katherine Stewart.</p><p>She talks about the role of fear in motivating Christian Nationalists, the increasing divide between secular liberals and the Christian right, why the evangelicals are such an important electoral group, and what the future holds for the GOP and Christian politics.</p><p>Then, Joe shares some memories of the late Walter Mondale, and gives an update on a big race for Operation 147.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
      </content:encoded>
      <itunes:duration>2651</itunes:duration>
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      <title>James Fletcher on "The Accidental President," the 2022 Election, and Senate Seats</title>
      <description>This week we're talking to James Fletcher, director of the documentary "The Accidental President," which chronicled the 2016 election. His central question was: "How did we all miss it?" While we're mercifully past the Trump presidency, the film helps us understand just how dangerous a period we are in as 2022 approaches. 
We also discuss whether there's a chance the people will see Trump or someone in his mold win the 2024 election and whether Joe Biden might be the most difficult president in history to run against. 
You can watch James' documentary here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/the-accidental-president/id1548613882
Jon Last's article on The Bulwark: https://thetriad.thebulwark.com/p/reading-the-republican-autopsy
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      <pubDate>Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>James Fletcher on "The Accidental President," the 2022 Election, and Senate Seats</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>James Fletcher on "The Accidental President," the 2022 Election, and Senate Seats</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>This week we're talking to James Fletcher, director of the documentary "The Accidental President," which chronicled the 2016 election. His central question was: "How did we all miss it?" While we're mercifully past the Trump presidency, the film helps us understand just how dangerous a period we are in as 2022 approaches. 
We also discuss whether there's a chance the people will see Trump or someone in his mold win the 2024 election and whether Joe Biden might be the most difficult president in history to run against. 
You can watch James' documentary here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/the-accidental-president/id1548613882
Jon Last's article on The Bulwark: https://thetriad.thebulwark.com/p/reading-the-republican-autopsy
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        <![CDATA[<p>This week we're talking to James Fletcher, director of the documentary "The Accidental President," which chronicled the 2016 election. His central question was: "How did we all miss it?" While we're mercifully past the Trump presidency, the film helps us understand just how dangerous a period we are in as 2022 approaches. </p><p>We also discuss whether there's a chance the people will see Trump or someone in his mold win the 2024 election and whether Joe Biden might be the most difficult president in history to run against. </p><p>You can watch James' documentary here: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/the-accidental-president/id1548613882">https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/the-accidental-president/id1548613882</a></p><p>Jon Last's article on The Bulwark: <a href="https://thetriad.thebulwark.com/p/reading-the-republican-autopsy">https://thetriad.thebulwark.com/p/reading-the-republican-autopsy</a></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2514</itunes:duration>
      <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
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      <title>Infrastructure, GOP Obstruction Backfiring, Matt Gaetz, GOP Moderates</title>
      <description>First, Joe Biden is pushing for another massive bill, this time to improve infrastructure in the country -- and it's overwhelmingly popular. Joe digs into some data that shows the Republicans are fighting an uphill battle against effective governance. Joe explains some of the under-discussed benefits of the infrastructure bill, and then why the GOP's constant obstructionism of any effort to govern may finally backfire.
Then, we talk about Matt Gaetz and if the GOP voters will care about his alleged crimes. Has the collective GOP tolerance of bad behavior let up with Trump out of office?
Finally, a listener question about who the "moderate" GOP candidate in 2024 will be has Joe thinking about 1992 and how the 2024 field could shake out.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 09 Apr 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Infrastructure, GOP Obstruction Backfiring, Matt Gaetz, GOP Moderates</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Infrastructure, GOP Obstruction Backfiring, Matt Gaetz, GOP Moderates</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>First, Joe Biden is pushing for another massive bill, this time to improve infrastructure in the country -- and it's overwhelmingly popular. Joe digs into some data that shows the Republicans are fighting an uphill battle against effective governance. Joe explains some of the under-discussed benefits of the infrastructure bill, and then why the GOP's constant obstructionism of any effort to govern may finally backfire.
Then, we talk about Matt Gaetz and if the GOP voters will care about his alleged crimes. Has the collective GOP tolerance of bad behavior let up with Trump out of office?
Finally, a listener question about who the "moderate" GOP candidate in 2024 will be has Joe thinking about 1992 and how the 2024 field could shake out.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>First, Joe Biden is pushing for another massive bill, this time to improve infrastructure in the country -- and it's overwhelmingly popular. Joe digs into some data that shows the Republicans are fighting an uphill battle against effective governance. Joe explains some of the under-discussed benefits of the infrastructure bill, and then why the GOP's constant obstructionism of any effort to govern may finally backfire.</p><p>Then, we talk about Matt Gaetz and if the GOP voters will care about his alleged crimes. Has the collective GOP tolerance of bad behavior let up with Trump out of office?</p><p>Finally, a listener question about who the "moderate" GOP candidate in 2024 will be has Joe thinking about 1992 and how the 2024 field could shake out.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2011</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Nicco Mele on Digital Campaigning, Our Political Reality, and Where We're Headed</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex are joined by longtime friend Nicco Mele, who was the webmaster on the Dean 2004 campaign, and now is a thought leader in the digital political space.
Nicco and Joe talk about how close the 2020 election truly was, and how close we came to a Trump validation and Senate/House sweep of the GOP. In reality, we were only a few thousand votes from catastrophe.
They also touch on how Joe predicted Biden's ascent (much to Nicco's chagrin), the push for minority rule via voting restrictions in GOP states, why Republicans will nominate crazy candidates indefinitely, who the "mainstream media" truly is, loneliness and the power of politics as human connection, and how we regain trust with local media.
Then, Joe and Nicco remember creating Dean's revolutionary internet-first messaging, and how it indirectly led to the rise of Trump and email fundraising. Nicco reminds us of the ways the Internet could bring us together the way it did in the Dean days.
Subscribe to Nicco's substack here: https://nicco.substack.com/
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      <pubDate>Fri, 02 Apr 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Nicco Mele on Digital Campaigning, Our Political Reality, and Where We're Headed</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Nicco Mele on Digital Campaigning, Our Political Reality, and Where We're Headed</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex are joined by longtime friend Nicco Mele, who was the webmaster on the Dean 2004 campaign, and now is a thought leader in the digital political space.
Nicco and Joe talk about how close the 2020 election truly was, and how close we came to a Trump validation and Senate/House sweep of the GOP. In reality, we were only a few thousand votes from catastrophe.
They also touch on how Joe predicted Biden's ascent (much to Nicco's chagrin), the push for minority rule via voting restrictions in GOP states, why Republicans will nominate crazy candidates indefinitely, who the "mainstream media" truly is, loneliness and the power of politics as human connection, and how we regain trust with local media.
Then, Joe and Nicco remember creating Dean's revolutionary internet-first messaging, and how it indirectly led to the rise of Trump and email fundraising. Nicco reminds us of the ways the Internet could bring us together the way it did in the Dean days.
Subscribe to Nicco's substack here: https://nicco.substack.com/
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex are joined by longtime friend Nicco Mele, who was the webmaster on the Dean 2004 campaign, and now is a thought leader in the digital political space.</p><p>Nicco and Joe talk about how close the 2020 election truly was, and how close we came to a Trump validation and Senate/House sweep of the GOP. In reality, we were only a few thousand votes from catastrophe.</p><p>They also touch on how Joe predicted Biden's ascent (much to Nicco's chagrin), the push for minority rule via voting restrictions in GOP states, why Republicans will nominate crazy candidates indefinitely, who the "mainstream media" truly is, loneliness and the power of politics as human connection, and how we regain trust with local media.</p><p>Then, Joe and Nicco remember creating Dean's revolutionary internet-first messaging, and how it indirectly led to the rise of Trump and email fundraising. Nicco reminds us of the ways the Internet could bring us together the way it did in the Dean days.</p><p>Subscribe to Nicco's substack here: https://nicco.substack.com/</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
      </content:encoded>
      <itunes:duration>2820</itunes:duration>
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      <title>The One Metric That Matters, North Carolina '22, GOP Danger Zone</title>
      <description>First, Joe and Alex talk about presidential approval rating, and how it's a key metric that can indicate what will happen in 2022, and whether the Democrats can actually implement the agenda they want. Thanks to Perry Bacon from 538 for inspiring us on this topic (see article link below).
Then, the GOP is in serious danger of its constituency being replaced through demographic changes.
Articles referenced in this episode:
@perrybaconjr on approval rating: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-democrats-in-congress-need-bidens-approval-rating-to-stay-in-the-mid-50s/
@RonBrownstein on demographic changes: https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/23/politics/voting-rights-republicans-bills-demographics/index.html
NC exit poll data from WP: https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/interactive/2020/exit-polls/north-carolina-exit-polls/
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      <pubDate>Fri, 26 Mar 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>The One Metric That Matters, North Carolina '22, GOP Danger Zone</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>The One Metric That Matters, North Carolina '22, GOP Danger Zone</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>First, Joe and Alex talk about presidential approval rating, and how it's a key metric that can indicate what will happen in 2022, and whether the Democrats can actually implement the agenda they want. Thanks to Perry Bacon from 538 for inspiring us on this topic (see article link below).
Then, the GOP is in serious danger of its constituency being replaced through demographic changes.
Articles referenced in this episode:
@perrybaconjr on approval rating: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-democrats-in-congress-need-bidens-approval-rating-to-stay-in-the-mid-50s/
@RonBrownstein on demographic changes: https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/23/politics/voting-rights-republicans-bills-demographics/index.html
NC exit poll data from WP: https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/interactive/2020/exit-polls/north-carolina-exit-polls/
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        <![CDATA[<p>First, Joe and Alex talk about presidential approval rating, and how it's a key metric that can indicate what will happen in 2022, and whether the Democrats can actually implement the agenda they want. Thanks to Perry Bacon from 538 for inspiring us on this topic (see article link below).</p><p>Then, the GOP is in serious danger of its constituency being replaced through demographic changes.</p><p>Articles referenced in this episode:</p><p>@perrybaconjr on approval rating: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-democrats-in-congress-need-bidens-approval-rating-to-stay-in-the-mid-50s/</p><p>@RonBrownstein on demographic changes: <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/23/politics/voting-rights-republicans-bills-demographics/index.html">https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/23/politics/voting-rights-republicans-bills-demographics/index.html</a></p><p>NC exit poll data from WP: <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/interactive/2020/exit-polls/north-carolina-exit-polls/">https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/interactive/2020/exit-polls/north-carolina-exit-polls/</a></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1715</itunes:duration>
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      <title>We're Back! Ohio '22, Filibuster, Operation 147</title>
      <description>Good news: we're back. Insane news: 2022 campaign season is underway.
We'll be looking ahead to key races, starting today with one of 2022's most intriguing Senate races: Ohio. Rob Portman is retiring, and Joe thinks there may be an opportunity in Ohio for the Democrats while Republicans fight over the direction of the party.
Then, Joe updates us about his new project targeting the GOP representatives who voted against the certification of the 2020 election. See the bottom of the show notes for a starter list of some of the reps we are hoping to compete against.
Finally, a look at the fight going on about the filibuster -- what can the Biden administration do with a Republican caucus that seems only to be interested in obstruction?
Here is a list of a few early targets for Operation 147:
MIKE GARCIA -- CA-25
LAUREN BOEBERT -- CO-3
CARLOS GIMINEZ -- FL-26
MICHELLE FISCHBACK -- MN-7
MADISON CAWTHORN -- NC-11
NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS -- NY-11
STEPHANIE BICE -- OK-5
BURGESS OWENS -- UT-4
JIM HAGEDORN -- MN-1
DAVE SCHWEIKERT -- AZ-6
RICHARD HUDSON -- NC-8
SCOTT PERRY -- PA-10
BOB GOOD -- VA-5
DARRYL ISSA -- CA50
LEE ZELDEN  -- NY-1
TOM TIFFANY -- WI-7
ANDY BIGGS -- AZ-5
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      <pubDate>Fri, 19 Mar 2021 07:31:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>We're Back! Ohio '22, Filibuster, Operation 147</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>We're Back! Ohio '22, Filibuster, Operation 147</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Good news: we're back. Insane news: 2022 campaign season is underway.
We'll be looking ahead to key races, starting today with one of 2022's most intriguing Senate races: Ohio. Rob Portman is retiring, and Joe thinks there may be an opportunity in Ohio for the Democrats while Republicans fight over the direction of the party.
Then, Joe updates us about his new project targeting the GOP representatives who voted against the certification of the 2020 election. See the bottom of the show notes for a starter list of some of the reps we are hoping to compete against.
Finally, a look at the fight going on about the filibuster -- what can the Biden administration do with a Republican caucus that seems only to be interested in obstruction?
Here is a list of a few early targets for Operation 147:
MIKE GARCIA -- CA-25
LAUREN BOEBERT -- CO-3
CARLOS GIMINEZ -- FL-26
MICHELLE FISCHBACK -- MN-7
MADISON CAWTHORN -- NC-11
NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS -- NY-11
STEPHANIE BICE -- OK-5
BURGESS OWENS -- UT-4
JIM HAGEDORN -- MN-1
DAVE SCHWEIKERT -- AZ-6
RICHARD HUDSON -- NC-8
SCOTT PERRY -- PA-10
BOB GOOD -- VA-5
DARRYL ISSA -- CA50
LEE ZELDEN  -- NY-1
TOM TIFFANY -- WI-7
ANDY BIGGS -- AZ-5
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        <![CDATA[<p>Good news: we're back. Insane news: 2022 campaign season is underway.</p><p>We'll be looking ahead to key races, starting today with one of 2022's most intriguing Senate races: Ohio. Rob Portman is retiring, and Joe thinks there may be an opportunity in Ohio for the Democrats while Republicans fight over the direction of the party.</p><p>Then, Joe updates us about his new project targeting the GOP representatives who voted against the certification of the 2020 election. See the bottom of the show notes for a starter list of some of the reps we are hoping to compete against.</p><p>Finally, a look at the fight going on about the filibuster -- what can the Biden administration do with a Republican caucus that seems only to be interested in obstruction?</p><p>Here is a list of a few early targets for Operation 147:</p><p>MIKE GARCIA -- CA-25</p><p>LAUREN BOEBERT -- CO-3</p><p>CARLOS GIMINEZ -- FL-26</p><p>MICHELLE FISCHBACK -- MN-7</p><p>MADISON CAWTHORN -- NC-11</p><p>NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS -- NY-11</p><p>STEPHANIE BICE -- OK-5</p><p>BURGESS OWENS -- UT-4</p><p>JIM HAGEDORN -- MN-1</p><p>DAVE SCHWEIKERT -- AZ-6</p><p>RICHARD HUDSON -- NC-8</p><p>SCOTT PERRY -- PA-10</p><p>BOB GOOD -- VA-5</p><p>DARRYL ISSA -- CA50</p><p>LEE ZELDEN  -- NY-1</p><p>TOM TIFFANY -- WI-7</p><p>ANDY BIGGS -- AZ-5</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2028</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Every District's Nicole Hobbs Joins, Impeachment Latest</title>
      <description>Fans of the show will remember how long Joe and Alex have discussed the issues the Democratic Party has had with winning critical statewide elections. There's no one better to talk about what we need to do to improve than Nicole Hobbs, co-founder of Every District. 
Nicole talks about three key improvements Every District is trying to make at the grassroots level, and Joe apologizes for inventing the "sky-is-falling" fundraising email in the Dean campaign. Plus, some fairly dire projections for the future of Congress based on redistricting, population trends and more... and what we can all do about it.  
Support Nicole and Every District at @Every_District and everydistrict.us.
Then, Joe and Alex catch up on the latest impeachment news. What is the fallout here even though the Republicans are (willfully) unmoved by the Democrats' moving testimonies? 
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      <pubDate>Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Every District's Nicole Hobbs Joins, Impeachment Latest</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Every District's Nicole Hobbs Joins, Impeachment Latest</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Fans of the show will remember how long Joe and Alex have discussed the issues the Democratic Party has had with winning critical statewide elections. There's no one better to talk about what we need to do to improve than Nicole Hobbs, co-founder of Every District. 
Nicole talks about three key improvements Every District is trying to make at the grassroots level, and Joe apologizes for inventing the "sky-is-falling" fundraising email in the Dean campaign. Plus, some fairly dire projections for the future of Congress based on redistricting, population trends and more... and what we can all do about it.  
Support Nicole and Every District at @Every_District and everydistrict.us.
Then, Joe and Alex catch up on the latest impeachment news. What is the fallout here even though the Republicans are (willfully) unmoved by the Democrats' moving testimonies? 
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        <![CDATA[<p>Fans of the show will remember how long Joe and Alex have discussed the issues the Democratic Party has had with winning critical statewide elections. There's no one better to talk about what we need to do to improve than Nicole Hobbs, co-founder of Every District. </p><p>Nicole talks about three key improvements Every District is trying to make at the grassroots level, and Joe apologizes for inventing the "sky-is-falling" fundraising email in the Dean campaign. Plus, some fairly dire projections for the future of Congress based on redistricting, population trends and more... and what we can all do about it.  </p><p>Support Nicole and Every District at @Every_District and everydistrict.us.</p><p>Then, Joe and Alex catch up on the latest impeachment news. What is the fallout here even though the Republicans are (willfully) unmoved by the Democrats' moving testimonies? </p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2155</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Bipartisanship, The Party of QAnon, A Race We Need To Win Now</title>
      <description>First up this week, President Biden took a meeting with GOP Senators who want to compromise on the COVID relief package, but he seems to want to press forward with or without them. Who wins in the battle to look bipartisan — and is that what voters want? 
Then, Marjorie Taylor Greene takes over our show as she has almost everything else, as Joe and Alex dig into the strategy behind the Republicans’ decision on whether to keep the freshman Congresswoman on the Education Committee. (We taped before a vote was finalized.)
Furthermore, Democrats launched a $500k ad buy specifically tying House GOP members to QAnon… in February of 2021, about as far as possible away from the 2022 midterms. Does Joe like this new-look aggressive Democratic media strategy? 
Plus, a new segment where Joe and Alex spotlight local races of great consequence begins this week -- there's a special election in the Virginia state legislature. Donate to Laurie Buchwald right here: https://www.buchwaldforsenate.com/
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      <pubDate>Fri, 05 Feb 2021 08:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Bipartisanship, The Party of QAnon, A Race We Need To Win Now</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Bipartisanship, The Party of QAnon, A Race We Need To Win Now</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>First up this week, President Biden took a meeting with GOP Senators who want to compromise on the COVID relief package, but he seems to want to press forward with or without them. Who wins in the battle to look bipartisan — and is that what voters want? 
Then, Marjorie Taylor Greene takes over our show as she has almost everything else, as Joe and Alex dig into the strategy behind the Republicans’ decision on whether to keep the freshman Congresswoman on the Education Committee. (We taped before a vote was finalized.)
Furthermore, Democrats launched a $500k ad buy specifically tying House GOP members to QAnon… in February of 2021, about as far as possible away from the 2022 midterms. Does Joe like this new-look aggressive Democratic media strategy? 
Plus, a new segment where Joe and Alex spotlight local races of great consequence begins this week -- there's a special election in the Virginia state legislature. Donate to Laurie Buchwald right here: https://www.buchwaldforsenate.com/
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>First up this week, President Biden took a meeting with GOP Senators who want to compromise on the COVID relief package, but he seems to want to press forward with or without them. Who wins in the battle to look bipartisan — and is that what voters want? </p><p>Then, Marjorie Taylor Greene takes over our show as she has almost everything else, as Joe and Alex dig into the strategy behind the Republicans’ decision on whether to keep the freshman Congresswoman on the Education Committee. (We taped before a vote was finalized.)</p><p>Furthermore, Democrats launched a $500k ad buy specifically tying House GOP members to QAnon… in February of 2021, about as far as possible away from the 2022 midterms. Does Joe like this new-look aggressive Democratic media strategy? </p><p>Plus, a new segment where Joe and Alex spotlight local races of great consequence begins this week -- there's a special election in the Virginia state legislature. Donate to Laurie Buchwald right here: https://www.buchwaldforsenate.com/</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1748</itunes:duration>
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      <title>GOP woes, Redistricting, Trippi on Democratization of Stock Market/Dean Camp.</title>
      <description>What better way to kick off Joe Biden's presidency than to have Republicans abandon their consciences before impeaching Donald Trump a second time! What's the fallout of the Republicans being forced to cling to Trump even after his loss?
Then, the GOP has a massive advantage for the next decade due to their control over state legislatures. How we got here, and what we do about it.
Finally, there aren't many people more equipped to discuss the democratization of the flow of money online than Joe Trippi. He goes into how the Dean campaign started raising money online, how it has parallels to the GameStop situation, and whether it's all worth it in the end.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 29 Jan 2021 08:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>GOP woes, Redistricting, Trippi on Democratization of Stock Market/Dean Camp.</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>GOP woes, Redistricting, Trippi on Democratization of Stock Market/Dean Camp.</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>What better way to kick off Joe Biden's presidency than to have Republicans abandon their consciences before impeaching Donald Trump a second time! What's the fallout of the Republicans being forced to cling to Trump even after his loss?
Then, the GOP has a massive advantage for the next decade due to their control over state legislatures. How we got here, and what we do about it.
Finally, there aren't many people more equipped to discuss the democratization of the flow of money online than Joe Trippi. He goes into how the Dean campaign started raising money online, how it has parallels to the GameStop situation, and whether it's all worth it in the end.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>What better way to kick off Joe Biden's presidency than to have Republicans abandon their consciences before impeaching Donald Trump a second time! What's the fallout of the Republicans being forced to cling to Trump even after his loss?</p><p>Then, the GOP has a massive advantage for the next decade due to their control over state legislatures. How we got here, and what we do about it.</p><p>Finally, there aren't many people more equipped to discuss the democratization of the flow of money online than Joe Trippi. He goes into how the Dean campaign started raising money online, how it has parallels to the GameStop situation, and whether it's all worth it in the end.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
      </content:encoded>
      <itunes:duration>2188</itunes:duration>
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      <title>The First Podcast of the Biden Administration!</title>
      <description>We made it! Joe Biden is president. Joe and Alex talk about our 46th president's inaugural speech, and if "unity" is possible -- and why Joe Biden is the man to bring us closer to a healthier brand of politics than what we're accustomed to. (ie, one where the Republicans don't announce Articles of Impeachment on Day One.
Then, how do the Democrats handle the power struggle in the Senate as the Republicans fight to hold on to some influence, and is it possible they could *gain* in 2022 instead of losing ground back?
Finally, even though Donald Trump is out... how are we feeling about the way things are headed more generally?
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      <pubDate>Fri, 22 Jan 2021 08:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>The First Podcast of the Biden Administration!</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>The First Podcast of the Biden Administration!</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>We made it! Joe Biden is president. Joe and Alex talk about our 46th president's inaugural speech, and if "unity" is possible -- and why Joe Biden is the man to bring us closer to a healthier brand of politics than what we're accustomed to. (ie, one where the Republicans don't announce Articles of Impeachment on Day One.
Then, how do the Democrats handle the power struggle in the Senate as the Republicans fight to hold on to some influence, and is it possible they could *gain* in 2022 instead of losing ground back?
Finally, even though Donald Trump is out... how are we feeling about the way things are headed more generally?
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        <![CDATA[<p>We made it! Joe Biden is president. Joe and Alex talk about our 46th president's inaugural speech, and if "unity" is possible -- and why Joe Biden is the man to bring us closer to a healthier brand of politics than what we're accustomed to. (ie, one where the Republicans don't announce Articles of Impeachment on Day One.</p><p>Then, how do the Democrats handle the power struggle in the Senate as the Republicans fight to hold on to some influence, and is it possible they could *gain* in 2022 instead of losing ground back?</p><p>Finally, even though Donald Trump is out... how are we feeling about the way things are headed more generally?</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
      </content:encoded>
      <itunes:duration>2107</itunes:duration>
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      <title>One. More. Week. Impeachment, DNC, and Biden's First Moves</title>
      <description>What a ridiculous month. Joe and Alex are here to help you make sense of it all.
First, the House has impeached the president for a second time, but the trial likely won't begin until Pres. Biden (that looks nice) is in office. What are the endgames for McConnell and the Republicans, and how does Biden want this to go?
Then, Joe has said for years Trump would never truly go away. Well... what about now? This time next week, he'll be a disgraced former president without the ability to tweet. How does he maintain a hold on half the country -- or does he?
Then, Jaime Harrison is expected to lead the DNC. What does this mean for the Democrats, a party that often is too concerned with winning federal elections and not the local, state-level ones that Republicans have wisely focused on for decades?
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      <pubDate>Fri, 15 Jan 2021 08:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>One. More. Week. Impeachment, DNC, and Biden's First Moves</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>One. More. Week. Impeachment, DNC, and Biden's First Moves</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>What a ridiculous month. Joe and Alex are here to help you make sense of it all.
First, the House has impeached the president for a second time, but the trial likely won't begin until Pres. Biden (that looks nice) is in office. What are the endgames for McConnell and the Republicans, and how does Biden want this to go?
Then, Joe has said for years Trump would never truly go away. Well... what about now? This time next week, he'll be a disgraced former president without the ability to tweet. How does he maintain a hold on half the country -- or does he?
Then, Jaime Harrison is expected to lead the DNC. What does this mean for the Democrats, a party that often is too concerned with winning federal elections and not the local, state-level ones that Republicans have wisely focused on for decades?
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>What a ridiculous month. Joe and Alex are here to help you make sense of it all.</p><p>First, the House has impeached the president for a second time, but the trial likely won't begin until Pres. Biden (that looks nice) is in office. What are the endgames for McConnell and the Republicans, and how does Biden want this to go?</p><p>Then, Joe has said for years Trump would never truly go away. Well... what about now? This time next week, he'll be a disgraced former president without the ability to tweet. How does he maintain a hold on half the country -- or does he?</p><p>Then, Jaime Harrison is expected to lead the DNC. What does this mean for the Democrats, a party that often is too concerned with winning federal elections and not the local, state-level ones that Republicans have wisely focused on for decades?</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1882</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Capitol Insurrection, Senate Majority, AG Merrick Garland</title>
      <description>A lot has happened since Joe and Alex last convened.
First, we address the violence incited by the president yesterday at the US Capitol, and how members of both parties responded -- and what it means from here. Could the GOP turn towards a new, less destructive agenda?
Then, a reminder that the Democrats won BOTH runoffs in Georgia and the Senate Majority. What are the lessons from this stunning victory, and how does a Democratic Senate potentially guide Joe Biden's choices of where to start putting the country back together?
Next, Pres.-Elect Biden nominated Merrick Garland for Attorney General, not (as we had hoped) Doug Jones. What does this final major appointment mean, and, most critically, how will Joe Biden govern?
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      <pubDate>Fri, 08 Jan 2021 08:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Capitol Insurrection, Senate Majority, AG Merrick Garland</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Capitol Insurrection, Senate Majority, AG Merrick Garland</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>A lot has happened since Joe and Alex last convened.
First, we address the violence incited by the president yesterday at the US Capitol, and how members of both parties responded -- and what it means from here. Could the GOP turn towards a new, less destructive agenda?
Then, a reminder that the Democrats won BOTH runoffs in Georgia and the Senate Majority. What are the lessons from this stunning victory, and how does a Democratic Senate potentially guide Joe Biden's choices of where to start putting the country back together?
Next, Pres.-Elect Biden nominated Merrick Garland for Attorney General, not (as we had hoped) Doug Jones. What does this final major appointment mean, and, most critically, how will Joe Biden govern?
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>A lot has happened since Joe and Alex last convened.</p><p>First, we address the violence incited by the president yesterday at the US Capitol, and how members of both parties responded -- and what it means from here. Could the GOP turn towards a new, less destructive agenda?</p><p>Then, a reminder that the Democrats won BOTH runoffs in Georgia and the Senate Majority. What are the lessons from this stunning victory, and how does a Democratic Senate potentially guide Joe Biden's choices of where to start putting the country back together?</p><p>Next, Pres.-Elect Biden nominated Merrick Garland for Attorney General, not (as we had hoped) Doug Jones. What does this final major appointment mean, and, most critically, how will Joe Biden govern?</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2848</itunes:duration>
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      <title>McConnell Accepts Reality, Pete to Transportation, Winning Back Rurals</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex quickly give us an update on early returns from GA -- almost 1 million votes are in! -- and what the early voting patterns mean (if anything). Nate Cohn's Twitter thread is linked here.
Next, Mitch McConnell said it was time for the GOP to "turn the page" and accept President-Elect Biden as, well, President-Elect. Why now? How much weight does the relationship between Biden and McConnell play into this decision?
Plus, what does it mean for actual governance -- and for 2022 Senate races?
Then, Pete Buttigieg looks to be our next Secretary of Transportation. What does Joe make of this choice -- of all the departments, why Transportation? And what does this mean for the future of the Democratic party, now that hardly any of the so-called "stars" have been elevated to big Cabinet posts?
Lastly, an audience question from a listener in South Dakota asks when the Democrats will get their act together and re-invest in rural states.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 18 Dec 2020 08:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>McConnell Accepts Reality, Pete to Transportation, Winning Back Rurals</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>27</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>McConnell Accepts Reality, Pete to Transportation, Winning Back Rurals</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex quickly give us an update on early returns from GA -- almost 1 million votes are in! -- and what the early voting patterns mean (if anything). Nate Cohn's Twitter thread is linked here.
Next, Mitch McConnell said it was time for the GOP to "turn the page" and accept President-Elect Biden as, well, President-Elect. Why now? How much weight does the relationship between Biden and McConnell play into this decision?
Plus, what does it mean for actual governance -- and for 2022 Senate races?
Then, Pete Buttigieg looks to be our next Secretary of Transportation. What does Joe make of this choice -- of all the departments, why Transportation? And what does this mean for the future of the Democratic party, now that hardly any of the so-called "stars" have been elevated to big Cabinet posts?
Lastly, an audience question from a listener in South Dakota asks when the Democrats will get their act together and re-invest in rural states.
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex quickly give us an update on early returns from GA -- almost 1 million votes are in! -- and what the early voting patterns mean (if anything). Nate Cohn's Twitter thread <a href="https://twitter.com/Nate_Cohn/status/1339218458207260680?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet">is linked here.</a></p><p>Next, Mitch McConnell said it was time for the GOP to "turn the page" and accept President-Elect Biden as, well, President-Elect. Why now? How much weight does the relationship between Biden and McConnell play into this decision?</p><p>Plus, what does it mean for actual governance -- and for 2022 Senate races?</p><p>Then, Pete Buttigieg looks to be our next Secretary of Transportation. What does Joe make of this choice -- of all the departments, why Transportation? And what does this mean for the future of the Democratic party, now that hardly any of the so-called "stars" have been elevated to big Cabinet posts?</p><p>Lastly, an audience question from a listener in South Dakota asks when the Democrats will get their act together and re-invest in rural states.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2342</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Missed Debate Opportunities, Does Electoral College End The Nightmare?</title>
      <description>Another week closer to the Senate runoffs -- another week where the Republicans are fighting each other, even after Trump went down to rally the faithful for the two candidates. What was the fallout? What is the likelihood one of the candidates on either side could run ahead of the other? And could Perdue take a hit for choosing to let Ossoff debate an empty podium?
Next, the Electoral College will formally make Joe Biden the next president on Dec. 14 (Monday). Could that finally put a nail in this strange parallel universe Trump and his cohorts are inhabiting?
Then, a listener question about why Democrats can't compete with the slogans and simple messaging of the Republicans.
Finally, Joe and Alex address some rumors about a potential Cabinet appointment close to their hearts.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 11 Dec 2020 08:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Missed Debate Opportunities, Does Electoral College End The Nightmare?</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>26</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Missed Debate Opportunities, Does Electoral College End The Nightmare?</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Another week closer to the Senate runoffs -- another week where the Republicans are fighting each other, even after Trump went down to rally the faithful for the two candidates. What was the fallout? What is the likelihood one of the candidates on either side could run ahead of the other? And could Perdue take a hit for choosing to let Ossoff debate an empty podium?
Next, the Electoral College will formally make Joe Biden the next president on Dec. 14 (Monday). Could that finally put a nail in this strange parallel universe Trump and his cohorts are inhabiting?
Then, a listener question about why Democrats can't compete with the slogans and simple messaging of the Republicans.
Finally, Joe and Alex address some rumors about a potential Cabinet appointment close to their hearts.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Another week closer to the Senate runoffs -- another week where the Republicans are fighting each other, even after Trump went down to rally the faithful for the two candidates. What was the fallout? What is the likelihood one of the candidates on either side could run ahead of the other? And could Perdue take a hit for choosing to let Ossoff debate an empty podium?</p><p>Next, the Electoral College will formally make Joe Biden the next president on Dec. 14 (Monday). Could that finally put a nail in this strange parallel universe Trump and his cohorts are inhabiting?</p><p>Then, a listener question about why Democrats can't compete with the slogans and simple messaging of the Republicans.</p><p>Finally, Joe and Alex address some rumors about a potential Cabinet appointment close to their hearts.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1869</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Big GA Weekend On Tap, Cabinet Picks, Trump 2024?</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex are back to break down the wild weekend ahead in Georgia, where the president plans to hold rallies for the Republican Senate candidates — all while decrying the electoral process.
Then, is it true Trump may be planning an announcement for a campaign in 2024? What’s the future of every other GOP politician of note given that possibility?
Finally, what does Joe make of the Biden Cabinet thus far, and what do the announcements signal about the incoming administration?
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      <pubDate>Fri, 04 Dec 2020 08:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Big GA Weekend On Tap, Cabinet Picks, Trump 2024?</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Big GA Weekend On Tap, Cabinet Picks, Trump 2024?</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex are back to break down the wild weekend ahead in Georgia, where the president plans to hold rallies for the Republican Senate candidates — all while decrying the electoral process.
Then, is it true Trump may be planning an announcement for a campaign in 2024? What’s the future of every other GOP politician of note given that possibility?
Finally, what does Joe make of the Biden Cabinet thus far, and what do the announcements signal about the incoming administration?
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex are back to break down the wild weekend ahead in Georgia, where the president plans to hold rallies for the Republican Senate candidates — all while decrying the electoral process.</p><p>Then, is it true Trump may be planning an announcement for a campaign in 2024? What’s the future of every other GOP politician of note given that possibility?</p><p>Finally, what does Joe make of the Biden Cabinet thus far, and what do the announcements signal about the incoming administration?</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2365</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Ga. Senate Update, Dems' Looming Mega-Problem, Biden's Most Important Appt.</title>
      <description>First, a listener question so good we did it off the top -- where should the party (and donors) put their resources moving forward?
Then, an update on the GA Senate races. Taking all polls with a grain of salt, what is Joe seeing from the early data? What is Trump's role in the race? What would he advise Trump to do?
Next, the transition to Joe Biden's presidency is being stonewalled by an angry Trump administration. What should Biden be doing? Is there anything he should be doing differently, politically speaking?
Lastly, which party is in more trouble going forward, the Trump-less (or Trump-tethered) GOP, or the Democrats, who face steep odds to hold the House and Senate by 2022? Joe diagnoses the massive problem the Democrats face, and what we can all do to stop it from hitting us.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Ga. Senate Update, Dems' Looming Mega-Problem, Biden's Most Important Appt.</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>24</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Ga. Senate Update, Dems' Looming Mega-Problem, Biden's Most Important Appt.</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>First, a listener question so good we did it off the top -- where should the party (and donors) put their resources moving forward?
Then, an update on the GA Senate races. Taking all polls with a grain of salt, what is Joe seeing from the early data? What is Trump's role in the race? What would he advise Trump to do?
Next, the transition to Joe Biden's presidency is being stonewalled by an angry Trump administration. What should Biden be doing? Is there anything he should be doing differently, politically speaking?
Lastly, which party is in more trouble going forward, the Trump-less (or Trump-tethered) GOP, or the Democrats, who face steep odds to hold the House and Senate by 2022? Joe diagnoses the massive problem the Democrats face, and what we can all do to stop it from hitting us.
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        <![CDATA[<p>First, a listener question so good we did it off the top -- where should the party (and donors) put their resources moving forward?</p><p>Then, an update on the GA Senate races. Taking all polls with a grain of salt, what is Joe seeing from the early data? What is Trump's role in the race? What would he advise Trump to do?</p><p>Next, the transition to Joe Biden's presidency is being stonewalled by an angry Trump administration. What should Biden be doing? Is there anything he should be doing differently, politically speaking?</p><p>Lastly, which party is in more trouble going forward, the Trump-less (or Trump-tethered) GOP, or the Democrats, who face steep odds to hold the House and Senate by 2022? Joe diagnoses the massive problem the Democrats face, and what we can all do to stop it from hitting us.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2378</itunes:duration>
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      <title>The Reason Why GOP Is Still Enabling Trump, Polling, and Party Unity</title>
      <description>Joe starts off by explaining exactly why the Republicans and Mitch McConnell continue to stand by Donald Trump, even after he got blown out in the presidential election. (How good does that feel to read?)
Then, what the hell do we make of any polling leading up to these Georgia Senate runoffs? What do the lessons of Doug Jones' special election win suggest about how Democrats can win those seats? Without Donald Trump on the ballot, who will show up?
Finally, revisiting the fight among progressives and moderates in the Democrats, which continues to spill out into public. Joe reveals a warning related to the US Census, and presents the problem for the party -- and the solution.
Finally, an audience question about how Joe Biden will be able to fill up a functioning Cabinet with the obstructionist Republicans potentially overseeing a majority in the Senate.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 13 Nov 2020 08:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>The Reason Why GOP Is Still Enabling Trump, Polling, and Party Unity</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>23</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>The Reason Why GOP Is Still Enabling Trump, Polling, and Party Unity</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe starts off by explaining exactly why the Republicans and Mitch McConnell continue to stand by Donald Trump, even after he got blown out in the presidential election. (How good does that feel to read?)
Then, what the hell do we make of any polling leading up to these Georgia Senate runoffs? What do the lessons of Doug Jones' special election win suggest about how Democrats can win those seats? Without Donald Trump on the ballot, who will show up?
Finally, revisiting the fight among progressives and moderates in the Democrats, which continues to spill out into public. Joe reveals a warning related to the US Census, and presents the problem for the party -- and the solution.
Finally, an audience question about how Joe Biden will be able to fill up a functioning Cabinet with the obstructionist Republicans potentially overseeing a majority in the Senate.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe starts off by explaining exactly why the Republicans and Mitch McConnell continue to stand by Donald Trump, even after he got blown out in the presidential election. (How good does that feel to read?)</p><p>Then, what the hell do we make of any polling leading up to these Georgia Senate runoffs? What do the lessons of Doug Jones' special election win suggest about how Democrats can win those seats? Without Donald Trump on the ballot, who will show up?</p><p>Finally, revisiting the fight among progressives and moderates in the Democrats, which continues to spill out into public. Joe reveals a warning related to the US Census, and presents the problem for the party -- and the solution.</p><p>Finally, an audience question about how Joe Biden will be able to fill up a functioning Cabinet with the obstructionist Republicans potentially overseeing a majority in the Senate.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2208</itunes:duration>
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      <title>The Election Is (Kinda) Over, What Exactly Happened?</title>
      <description>Note: We taped on Thursday before Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada, North Carolina, or Alaska had been called (only Fox and the AP had called Arizona) and before Trump made his ridiculous speech Thursday night.
First, Joe gives his take on what happened. The good: Joe Biden got the most presidential votes ever. We flipped the Blue Wall and Arizona and Georgia became purple states. The bad: Donald Trump got the second-most votes ever. And Doug Jones didn't get the result we wanted.
Second, Joe took some heat for a tweet suggesting Democrats need to do a better job reaching conservatives in order to govern and win more votes. He explains his thinking.
Finally, what the hell do we make of the entire business of polling now that they missed so egregiously? What does this mean for campaign managers like Joe?
Arnon Mishkin profile Alex mentioned: https://www.businessinsider.com/fox-news-decision-desk-director-election-night-calling-races-2020-10
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      <pubDate>Fri, 06 Nov 2020 08:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>The Election Is (Kinda) Over, What Exactly Happened?</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>22</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>The Election Is (Kinda) Over, What Exactly Happened?</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Note: We taped on Thursday before Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada, North Carolina, or Alaska had been called (only Fox and the AP had called Arizona) and before Trump made his ridiculous speech Thursday night.
First, Joe gives his take on what happened. The good: Joe Biden got the most presidential votes ever. We flipped the Blue Wall and Arizona and Georgia became purple states. The bad: Donald Trump got the second-most votes ever. And Doug Jones didn't get the result we wanted.
Second, Joe took some heat for a tweet suggesting Democrats need to do a better job reaching conservatives in order to govern and win more votes. He explains his thinking.
Finally, what the hell do we make of the entire business of polling now that they missed so egregiously? What does this mean for campaign managers like Joe?
Arnon Mishkin profile Alex mentioned: https://www.businessinsider.com/fox-news-decision-desk-director-election-night-calling-races-2020-10
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        <![CDATA[<p>Note: We taped on Thursday before Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada, North Carolina, or Alaska had been called (only Fox and the AP had called Arizona) and before Trump made his ridiculous speech Thursday night.</p><p>First, Joe gives his take on what happened. The good: Joe Biden got the most presidential votes ever. We flipped the Blue Wall and Arizona and Georgia became purple states. The bad: Donald Trump got the second-most votes ever. And Doug Jones didn't get the result we wanted.</p><p>Second, Joe took some heat for a tweet suggesting Democrats need to do a better job reaching conservatives in order to govern and win more votes. He explains his thinking.</p><p>Finally, what the hell do we make of the entire business of polling now that they missed so egregiously? What does this mean for campaign managers like Joe?</p><p>Arnon Mishkin profile Alex mentioned: https://www.businessinsider.com/fox-news-decision-desk-director-election-night-calling-races-2020-10</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2231</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Election Day: Counties To Watch, Predictions, Premature Victory</title>
      <description>Joe predicted 95 days ago that this election would look like 1980, where Jimmy Carter and the Democrats were wiped out behind an unpopular incumbent. Tonight, we'll see if he was right.
First, given the chance, will Joe walk his prediction back? Will Election Day turnout really be dominated by Republicans? What states is Joe looking at now that the polls are locked in?
Next, Axios reported Trump will declare victory if he looks to be ahead at any point. Joe explains why he's not worried about that, at least from an electoral standpoint.
Then, a quick look at the Senate races (including a potential surprise), and Joe's prediction that the Democrats may win big in the Senate.
And then, the exact counties Joe will be watching tonight that will have a big hand in dictating what will happen in the election. (List below)
Our listener question is about split-ticket voters.
COUNTIES TO WATCH:
FL: Sumter, Pinellas, Miami-Dade, Hernando, Duval
PA: Lackawanna, Armstrong, Indiana, Lycoming, Schuylkill, Montgomery
OH: Stark, Ross, Pike
Joe's map pre-election: https://www.270towin.com/maps/3zwK2
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      <pubDate>Tue, 03 Nov 2020 08:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Election Day: Counties To Watch, Predictions, Premature Victory</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>21</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Election Day: Counties To Watch, Predictions, Premature Victory</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe predicted 95 days ago that this election would look like 1980, where Jimmy Carter and the Democrats were wiped out behind an unpopular incumbent. Tonight, we'll see if he was right.
First, given the chance, will Joe walk his prediction back? Will Election Day turnout really be dominated by Republicans? What states is Joe looking at now that the polls are locked in?
Next, Axios reported Trump will declare victory if he looks to be ahead at any point. Joe explains why he's not worried about that, at least from an electoral standpoint.
Then, a quick look at the Senate races (including a potential surprise), and Joe's prediction that the Democrats may win big in the Senate.
And then, the exact counties Joe will be watching tonight that will have a big hand in dictating what will happen in the election. (List below)
Our listener question is about split-ticket voters.
COUNTIES TO WATCH:
FL: Sumter, Pinellas, Miami-Dade, Hernando, Duval
PA: Lackawanna, Armstrong, Indiana, Lycoming, Schuylkill, Montgomery
OH: Stark, Ross, Pike
Joe's map pre-election: https://www.270towin.com/maps/3zwK2
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe predicted 95 days ago that this election would look like 1980, where Jimmy Carter and the Democrats were wiped out behind an unpopular incumbent. Tonight, we'll see if he was right.</p><p>First, given the chance, will Joe walk his prediction back? Will Election Day turnout really be dominated by Republicans? What states is Joe looking at now that the polls are locked in?</p><p>Next, Axios reported Trump will declare victory if he looks to be ahead at any point. Joe explains why he's not worried about that, at least from an electoral standpoint.</p><p>Then, a quick look at the Senate races (including a potential surprise), and Joe's prediction that the Democrats may win big in the Senate.</p><p>And then, the exact counties Joe will be watching tonight that will have a big hand in dictating what will happen in the election. (List below)</p><p>Our listener question is about split-ticket voters.</p><p>COUNTIES TO WATCH:</p><p>FL: Sumter, Pinellas, Miami-Dade, Hernando, Duval</p><p>PA: Lackawanna, Armstrong, Indiana, Lycoming, Schuylkill, Montgomery</p><p>OH: Stark, Ross, Pike</p><p>Joe's map pre-election: https://www.270towin.com/maps/3zwK2</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2210</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Four Days Out: Last Polls, Will We Know On Tuesday?</title>
      <description>First, Joe and Alex take a look at the latest polls and talk about where the race stands this late in the game. What does Biden's latest big lead illustrate about who's drifting from one side to the other? What is Joe's map -- more importantly, what surprise swing state is Joe putting in the Dem column?
Next, what do the candidates' travel schedules this week show about how they're viewing the race? Is Biden taking an unnecessary risk going to Georgia and Iowa instead of Michigan and Pennsylvania?
Finally, what will we know on Tuesday? Many are pontificating that we may not know for weeks who won the race. Joe disagrees, and thinks we may know a lot fairly quickly.
Also, are you worrying day after day about the election? Joe quells some of those worries, but also asks you to lean into them. Make a difference.
Finally, a listener question about exit polls, which are instrumental for how news organizations make calls. How do they work in the pandemic era?
Take a look at Joe's map here: https://www.270towin.com/maps/3zwK2
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      <pubDate>Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Four Days Out: Last Polls, Will We Know On Tuesday?</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>20</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Four Days Out: Last Polls, Will We Know On Tuesday?</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>First, Joe and Alex take a look at the latest polls and talk about where the race stands this late in the game. What does Biden's latest big lead illustrate about who's drifting from one side to the other? What is Joe's map -- more importantly, what surprise swing state is Joe putting in the Dem column?
Next, what do the candidates' travel schedules this week show about how they're viewing the race? Is Biden taking an unnecessary risk going to Georgia and Iowa instead of Michigan and Pennsylvania?
Finally, what will we know on Tuesday? Many are pontificating that we may not know for weeks who won the race. Joe disagrees, and thinks we may know a lot fairly quickly.
Also, are you worrying day after day about the election? Joe quells some of those worries, but also asks you to lean into them. Make a difference.
Finally, a listener question about exit polls, which are instrumental for how news organizations make calls. How do they work in the pandemic era?
Take a look at Joe's map here: https://www.270towin.com/maps/3zwK2
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        <![CDATA[<p>First, Joe and Alex take a look at the latest polls and talk about where the race stands this late in the game. What does Biden's latest big lead illustrate about who's drifting from one side to the other? What is Joe's map -- more importantly, what surprise swing state is Joe putting in the Dem column?</p><p>Next, what do the candidates' travel schedules this week show about how they're viewing the race? Is Biden taking an unnecessary risk going to Georgia and Iowa instead of Michigan and Pennsylvania?</p><p>Finally, what will we know on Tuesday? Many are pontificating that we may not know for weeks who won the race. Joe disagrees, and thinks we may know a lot fairly quickly.</p><p>Also, are you worrying day after day about the election? Joe quells some of those worries, but also asks you to lean into them. Make a difference.</p><p>Finally, a listener question about exit polls, which are instrumental for how news organizations make calls. How do they work in the pandemic era?</p><p>Take a look at Joe's map here: <a href="https://www.270towin.com/maps/3zwK2">https://www.270towin.com/maps/3zwK2</a></p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <title>Mike Murphy Joins The Show: Early Vote, Last Stops, GOP Future</title>
      <description>Today, we're joined by one of the Hacks on Tap, Mike Murphy! He's the strategic advisor to Republicans Voting Against Trump, a group working hard to turn out the swing voters who could make a huge impact in this election. 
Mike joins Joe and Alex to talk about the early vote returns, the huge turnout in Texas, the future of the GOP, and whether civility will return to politics. 
He also has a suggestion for neurotic return-watchers that we could all probably use. 
Plus, intel from RNC spies from Air Force One and Mike's primers on which *specific counties* to watch for on Election Night for a harbinger of the whole enchilada. 
To read Richard Ben Cramer's book Joe references: https://www.amazon.com/What-Takes-Way-White-House/dp/0679746498
To learn more about RVAT, visit https://rvat.org/.
To support Joe and Alex, please visit DougJones.com/help. 
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      <pubDate>Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Mike Murphy Joins The Show: Early Vote, Last Stops, GOP Future</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>19</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Mike Murphy Joins The Show: Early Vote, Last Stops, GOP Future</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Today, we're joined by one of the Hacks on Tap, Mike Murphy! He's the strategic advisor to Republicans Voting Against Trump, a group working hard to turn out the swing voters who could make a huge impact in this election. 
Mike joins Joe and Alex to talk about the early vote returns, the huge turnout in Texas, the future of the GOP, and whether civility will return to politics. 
He also has a suggestion for neurotic return-watchers that we could all probably use. 
Plus, intel from RNC spies from Air Force One and Mike's primers on which *specific counties* to watch for on Election Night for a harbinger of the whole enchilada. 
To read Richard Ben Cramer's book Joe references: https://www.amazon.com/What-Takes-Way-White-House/dp/0679746498
To learn more about RVAT, visit https://rvat.org/.
To support Joe and Alex, please visit DougJones.com/help. 
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        <![CDATA[<p>Today, we're joined by one of the Hacks on Tap, Mike Murphy! He's the strategic advisor to Republicans Voting Against Trump, a group working hard to turn out the swing voters who could make a huge impact in this election. </p><p>Mike joins Joe and Alex to talk about the early vote returns, the huge turnout in Texas, the future of the GOP, and whether civility will return to politics. </p><p>He also has a suggestion for neurotic return-watchers that we could all probably use. </p><p>Plus, intel from RNC spies from Air Force One and Mike's primers on which *specific counties* to watch for on Election Night for a harbinger of the whole enchilada. </p><p>To read Richard Ben Cramer's book Joe references: https://www.amazon.com/What-Takes-Way-White-House/dp/0679746498</p><p>To learn more about RVAT, visit https://rvat.org/.</p><p>To support Joe and Alex, please visit DougJones.com/help. </p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2219</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Debate Reactions, Cautious Optimism and $ Advantages</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex first recap the debate, which was a remarkably less terrible experience than the previous one. Who watches these final debates? Did any of Trump's meandering conspiracy theories land? Did Biden - or Trump - land any convincing blows?
Next, what to make of Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon cautioning campaign staff and supporters that the race is still neck and neck in battleground states? Is that true? A Biden senior advisor told Politico what states they think they need to get to 270; what does Joe think?
Then, Biden is raking in unprecedented cash as we near the finish line. How does that translate into actual results? What are some of the impacts of the Biden campaign's massive financial lead over the president?
Two listener questions take us home: first, about what kind of turnout to expect, and second, what early Election Night results could be a harbinger for the ultimate result.
Please give us a rating on iTunes and subscribe! And support Joe and Alex by making a contribution to Doug Jones for Senate at DougJones.com/help.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Debate Reactions, Cautious Optimism and $ Advantages</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>18</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Debate Reactions, Cautious Optimism and $ Advantages</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex first recap the debate, which was a remarkably less terrible experience than the previous one. Who watches these final debates? Did any of Trump's meandering conspiracy theories land? Did Biden - or Trump - land any convincing blows?
Next, what to make of Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon cautioning campaign staff and supporters that the race is still neck and neck in battleground states? Is that true? A Biden senior advisor told Politico what states they think they need to get to 270; what does Joe think?
Then, Biden is raking in unprecedented cash as we near the finish line. How does that translate into actual results? What are some of the impacts of the Biden campaign's massive financial lead over the president?
Two listener questions take us home: first, about what kind of turnout to expect, and second, what early Election Night results could be a harbinger for the ultimate result.
Please give us a rating on iTunes and subscribe! And support Joe and Alex by making a contribution to Doug Jones for Senate at DougJones.com/help.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex first recap the debate, which was a remarkably less terrible experience than the previous one. Who watches these final debates? Did any of Trump's meandering conspiracy theories land? Did Biden - or Trump - land any convincing blows?</p><p>Next, what to make of Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon cautioning campaign staff and supporters that the race is still neck and neck in battleground states? Is that true? A Biden senior advisor told Politico what states they think they need to get to 270; what does Joe think?</p><p>Then, Biden is raking in unprecedented cash as we near the finish line. How does that translate into actual results? What are some of the impacts of the Biden campaign's massive financial lead over the president?</p><p>Two listener questions take us home: first, about what kind of turnout to expect, and second, what early Election Night results could be a harbinger for the ultimate result.</p><p>Please give us a rating on iTunes and subscribe! And support Joe and Alex by making a contribution to Doug Jones for Senate at DougJones.com/help.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2468</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Veteran Pollster Paul Maslin on Biden, Jones and Wisc.</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex are joined by Paul Maslin, the veteran pollster who conducted the poll that had Doug Jones ahead by a point last week. How did he determine that number, and are national Democrats overlooking the Jones race? What are the trends in AL that could speak to national trends?
Paul lives in Wisconsin, and shares some insight about the state of the race there, including a potential swing county and a prediction for what will happen in the state Nov. 3.
Then, a broader look at the whole race. What feels like the most likely possible outcome at this point?
Please subscribe, rate and review the show. See you Friday!
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</description>
      <pubDate>Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Veteran Pollster Paul Maslin on Biden, Jones and Wisc.</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>17</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Veteran Pollster Paul Maslin on Biden, Jones and Wisc.</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex are joined by Paul Maslin, the veteran pollster who conducted the poll that had Doug Jones ahead by a point last week. How did he determine that number, and are national Democrats overlooking the Jones race? What are the trends in AL that could speak to national trends?
Paul lives in Wisconsin, and shares some insight about the state of the race there, including a potential swing county and a prediction for what will happen in the state Nov. 3.
Then, a broader look at the whole race. What feels like the most likely possible outcome at this point?
Please subscribe, rate and review the show. See you Friday!
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex are joined by Paul Maslin, the veteran pollster who conducted the poll that had Doug Jones ahead by a point last week. How did he determine that number, and are national Democrats overlooking the Jones race? What are the trends in AL that could speak to national trends?</p><p>Paul lives in Wisconsin, and shares some insight about the state of the race there, including a potential swing county and a prediction for what will happen in the state Nov. 3.</p><p>Then, a broader look at the whole race. What feels like the most likely possible outcome at this point?</p><p>Please subscribe, rate and review the show. See you Friday!</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1361</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Town Halls, Senate Spotlight, Early Vote Excitement</title>
      <description>First, Joe and Alex recap the weird Trump Town Hall and the delightfully normal Biden Town Hall, but then explore more troubling realization of how divided our country is.
Plus, a heads up to our listeners to tune into Pod Save America today, Oct. 16, for some breaking news. Please check it out and leave in the reviews that we sent you!
Along with that, a look at several key Senate races. What does Mitch McConnell's PAC spending reveal about the state of Senate races in North Carolina, Maine, Texas, and others?
Finally, what do we make of this idea the Republicans will show up in droves on Election Day to offset the lead the Democrats are building in early and absentee voting?
Our listener question this week is about what happens if Fox calls the presidential race for Trump in a misleading fashion.
Link to Pod Save America: https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-america/
Thomas Edsall's column in the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/14/opinion/biden-trump-presidential-election.html
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</description>
      <pubDate>Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Town Halls, Senate Spotlight, Early Vote Excitement</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>16</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Town Halls, Senate Spotlight, Early Vote Excitement</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>First, Joe and Alex recap the weird Trump Town Hall and the delightfully normal Biden Town Hall, but then explore more troubling realization of how divided our country is.
Plus, a heads up to our listeners to tune into Pod Save America today, Oct. 16, for some breaking news. Please check it out and leave in the reviews that we sent you!
Along with that, a look at several key Senate races. What does Mitch McConnell's PAC spending reveal about the state of Senate races in North Carolina, Maine, Texas, and others?
Finally, what do we make of this idea the Republicans will show up in droves on Election Day to offset the lead the Democrats are building in early and absentee voting?
Our listener question this week is about what happens if Fox calls the presidential race for Trump in a misleading fashion.
Link to Pod Save America: https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-america/
Thomas Edsall's column in the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/14/opinion/biden-trump-presidential-election.html
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        <![CDATA[<p>First, Joe and Alex recap the weird Trump Town Hall and the delightfully normal Biden Town Hall, but then explore more troubling realization of how divided our country is.</p><p>Plus, a heads up to our listeners to tune into Pod Save America today, Oct. 16, for some breaking news. Please check it out and leave in the reviews that we sent you!</p><p>Along with that, a look at several key Senate races. What does Mitch McConnell's PAC spending reveal about the state of Senate races in North Carolina, Maine, Texas, and others?</p><p>Finally, what do we make of this idea the Republicans will show up in droves on Election Day to offset the lead the Democrats are building in early and absentee voting?</p><p>Our listener question this week is about what happens if Fox calls the presidential race for Trump in a misleading fashion.</p><p>Link to Pod Save America: https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-america/</p><p>Thomas Edsall's column in the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/14/opinion/biden-trump-presidential-election.html</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2254</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Trouble in MI, Playing for OH &amp; TX, SCOTUS</title>
      <description>Good news: From now till Election Day, you'll get two episodes a week!
Today, Joe and Alex quickly touch on:
The Biden campaign has sent surrogates to Texas and Biden himself is in Ohio. What does this mean?
What do we make of the dueling messages out of the SCOTUS hearings that started Monday?
Should Democrats be nervous that the Republicans may be on the verge of a surprise Senate pickup in Michigan?
Subscribe, rate and review -- and don't forget to leave a question on the iTunes store or via email at thattrippishow@gmail.com.
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      <pubDate>Tue, 13 Oct 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Trouble in MI, Playing for OH &amp; TX, SCOTUS</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>15</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Trouble in MI, Playing for OH &amp; TX, SCOTUS</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Good news: From now till Election Day, you'll get two episodes a week!
Today, Joe and Alex quickly touch on:
The Biden campaign has sent surrogates to Texas and Biden himself is in Ohio. What does this mean?
What do we make of the dueling messages out of the SCOTUS hearings that started Monday?
Should Democrats be nervous that the Republicans may be on the verge of a surprise Senate pickup in Michigan?
Subscribe, rate and review -- and don't forget to leave a question on the iTunes store or via email at thattrippishow@gmail.com.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Good news: From now till Election Day, you'll get two episodes a week!</p><p>Today, Joe and Alex quickly touch on:</p><p>The Biden campaign has sent surrogates to Texas and Biden himself is in Ohio. What does this mean?</p><p>What do we make of the dueling messages out of the SCOTUS hearings that started Monday?</p><p>Should Democrats be nervous that the Republicans may be on the verge of a surprise Senate pickup in Michigan?</p><p>Subscribe, rate and review -- and don't forget to leave a question on the iTunes store or via email at thattrippishow@gmail.com.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1452</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Up Double Digits: Time for TX?</title>
      <description>First, the VP debate was almost quaint in how civil it was. What do we make of Kamala's performance, plus what happens next with Trump's mixed messages on whether he'll show up for future debates, virtual or otherwise?
Second, Trump's positive test for COVID-19 upended the entire country, and of course the wild presidential race. What happens now? And what does McConnell pushing forward on the SCOTUS nomination say about the prospects of the race?
Next, polls continue to predict a Biden landslide. Joe has been predicting something to that effect for months. But now, Democrats are worried that perhaps the Biden campaign's eyes are bigger than their stomach as they make a play for places like Texas. Are they playing their alleged lead wisely? 
And how do you reconcile the GOP in registering new voters in swing states?
Our listener question is about the wild turns in the North Carolina Senate race in the last week and how they could affect -- or not affect -- the battle for the Senate. 
Please leave us a question in the reviews on Apple Podcasts -- give us five stars if you're there! -- or submit one via email to ThatTrippiShow@gmail.com.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 09 Oct 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Up Double Digits: Time for TX?</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>14</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Up Double Digits: Time for TX?</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>First, the VP debate was almost quaint in how civil it was. What do we make of Kamala's performance, plus what happens next with Trump's mixed messages on whether he'll show up for future debates, virtual or otherwise?
Second, Trump's positive test for COVID-19 upended the entire country, and of course the wild presidential race. What happens now? And what does McConnell pushing forward on the SCOTUS nomination say about the prospects of the race?
Next, polls continue to predict a Biden landslide. Joe has been predicting something to that effect for months. But now, Democrats are worried that perhaps the Biden campaign's eyes are bigger than their stomach as they make a play for places like Texas. Are they playing their alleged lead wisely? 
And how do you reconcile the GOP in registering new voters in swing states?
Our listener question is about the wild turns in the North Carolina Senate race in the last week and how they could affect -- or not affect -- the battle for the Senate. 
Please leave us a question in the reviews on Apple Podcasts -- give us five stars if you're there! -- or submit one via email to ThatTrippiShow@gmail.com.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>First, the VP debate was almost quaint in how civil it was. What do we make of Kamala's performance, plus what happens next with Trump's mixed messages on whether he'll show up for future debates, virtual or otherwise?</p><p>Second, Trump's positive test for COVID-19 upended the entire country, and of course the wild presidential race. What happens now? And what does McConnell pushing forward on the SCOTUS nomination say about the prospects of the race?</p><p>Next, polls continue to predict a Biden landslide. Joe has been predicting something to that effect for months. But now, Democrats are worried that perhaps the Biden campaign's eyes are bigger than their stomach as they make a play for places like Texas. Are they playing their alleged lead wisely? </p><p>And how do you reconcile the GOP in registering new voters in swing states?</p><p>Our listener question is about the wild turns in the North Carolina Senate race in the last week and how they could affect -- or not affect -- the battle for the Senate. </p><p>Please leave us a question in the reviews on Apple Podcasts -- give us five stars if you're there! -- or submit one via email to ThatTrippiShow@gmail.com.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1996</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Debate Reactions and 2 Million Votes Are In</title>
      <description>(Note: this episode was taped prior to the President announced he had tested positive for COVID.)
Joe and Alex agree: the debates were a mess, but the result is ultimately good for Biden. The Trump team seems to be aware they're losing, so how bad could this get?
Then, a reminder that the election has already started (gulp). Over 2 million votes have already been cast, some in pivotal states like Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. What are the numbers suggesting about who is voting and why?
Lastly, Joe has been predicting a 1980-esque result -- the trouncing of an unpopular incumbent -- for months. What if that happens? Where do Republicans (and Democrats) go from there?
Our listener question this week asks why none of us saw the country going in the direction it has. But some did.
Please leave us a question in the reviews on Apple Podcasts -- give us five stars if you're there! -- or submit one via email to ThatTrippiShow@gmail.com.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 02 Oct 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Debate Reactions and 2 Million Votes Are In </itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>13</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Debate Reactions and 2 Million Votes Are In </itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>(Note: this episode was taped prior to the President announced he had tested positive for COVID.)
Joe and Alex agree: the debates were a mess, but the result is ultimately good for Biden. The Trump team seems to be aware they're losing, so how bad could this get?
Then, a reminder that the election has already started (gulp). Over 2 million votes have already been cast, some in pivotal states like Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. What are the numbers suggesting about who is voting and why?
Lastly, Joe has been predicting a 1980-esque result -- the trouncing of an unpopular incumbent -- for months. What if that happens? Where do Republicans (and Democrats) go from there?
Our listener question this week asks why none of us saw the country going in the direction it has. But some did.
Please leave us a question in the reviews on Apple Podcasts -- give us five stars if you're there! -- or submit one via email to ThatTrippiShow@gmail.com.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>(Note: this episode was taped prior to the President announced he had tested positive for COVID.)</p><p>Joe and Alex agree: the debates were a mess, but the result is ultimately good for Biden. The Trump team seems to be aware they're losing, so how bad could this get?</p><p>Then, a reminder that the election has already started (gulp). Over 2 million votes have already been cast, some in pivotal states like Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. What are the numbers suggesting about who is voting and why?</p><p>Lastly, Joe has been predicting a 1980-esque result -- the trouncing of an unpopular incumbent -- for months. What if that happens? Where do Republicans (and Democrats) go from there?</p><p>Our listener question this week asks why none of us saw the country going in the direction it has. But some did.</p><p>Please leave us a question in the reviews on Apple Podcasts -- give us five stars if you're there! -- or submit one via email to ThatTrippiShow@gmail.com.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2673</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Time To Fight Fire With Fire? Dem Donations Skyrocket, Pack The Court?</title>
      <link>https://www.dougjones.com/help</link>
      <description>First: We mourn the passing of American giant Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But in our 2020 world, her death led to an explosive political conversation immediately. So, what do we do now? What should Biden do to respond to the obvious Republican hypocrisy? How could this impact turnout?
Then, concerned progressives donated in record numbers to Senate campaigns last week. What do candidates like Al Gross (I-AK) and Mike Espy (D-MS) do with a sudden influx of cash? Is it too late to make a difference?
And then: is it time to get pissed off? Are we supposed to just let Mitch McConnell get away with this? What are Democrats supposed to do now? Joe's take here is critical for all of us to hear.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Time To Fight Fire With Fire? Dem Donations Skyrocket, Pack The Court?</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>12</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Time To Fight Fire With Fire? Dem Donations Skyrocket, Pack The Court?</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>First: We mourn the passing of American giant Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But in our 2020 world, her death led to an explosive political conversation immediately. So, what do we do now? What should Biden do to respond to the obvious Republican hypocrisy? How could this impact turnout?
Then, concerned progressives donated in record numbers to Senate campaigns last week. What do candidates like Al Gross (I-AK) and Mike Espy (D-MS) do with a sudden influx of cash? Is it too late to make a difference?
And then: is it time to get pissed off? Are we supposed to just let Mitch McConnell get away with this? What are Democrats supposed to do now? Joe's take here is critical for all of us to hear.
Submit a question by leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, then type your question in the reviews. Please leave us 5 stars while you're there!
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        <![CDATA[<p>First: We mourn the passing of American giant Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But in our 2020 world, her death led to an explosive political conversation immediately. So, what do we do now? What should Biden do to respond to the obvious Republican hypocrisy? How could this impact turnout?</p><p>Then, concerned progressives donated in record numbers to Senate campaigns last week. What do candidates like Al Gross (I-AK) and Mike Espy (D-MS) do with a sudden influx of cash? Is it too late to make a difference?</p><p>And then: is it time to get pissed off? Are we supposed to just let Mitch McConnell get away with this? What are Democrats supposed to do now? Joe's take here is critical for all of us to hear.</p><p>Submit a question by leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, then type your question in the reviews. Please leave us 5 stars while you're there!</p><p>To send us a video or audio from what you're seeing in your state or your campaign - email thattrippishow@gmail.com.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2346</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Is All Our Anxiety Warranted? Harrison Ties Graham, Bloomberg's $</title>
      <description>First, big news out of South Carolina where Jamie Harrison and incumbent Lindsey Graham (R) are tied in a tight Senate race. Meanwhile, challenger Sara Gideon is up big against longtime Senator Susan Collins (R) in Maine. What does this tell us about these races and the race for president?
Next, Mayor Bloomberg is firing $100 million into Florida, and his public announcement is a signal. What does Joe make of the move and what happens from here? Meanwhile, why are Pence and Trump talking about Minnesota when the Democrats are pulling ahead in Arizona?
Then, Joe answers a question we're all too scared to ask... what if Biden is actually winning this thing? Do we need to be as anxious as we all undoubtedly are? Is there a historical precedent for this crazy election?
Finally, a listener question about door-knocking in a pandemic.
Listen to Joe on Hacks on Tap: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hacks-on-tap-with-david-axelrod-and-mike-murphy/id1467297559
Read Al Hunt on The Hill re: Democratic Handwringing: https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/516647-the-polls-the-electoral-college-and-democratic-hand-wringing
New Republic article by Walter Shapiro read by Alex: https://newrepublic.com/article/159355/democrats-fear-biden-upset-trump-repeat-2020
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      <pubDate>Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Is All Our Anxiety Warranted? Harrison Ties Graham, Bloomberg's $</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>11</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Is All Our Anxiety Warranted? Harrison Ties Graham, Bloomberg's $</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>First, big news out of South Carolina where Jamie Harrison and incumbent Lindsey Graham (R) are tied in a tight Senate race. Meanwhile, challenger Sara Gideon is up big against longtime Senator Susan Collins (R) in Maine. What does this tell us about these races and the race for president?
Next, Mayor Bloomberg is firing $100 million into Florida, and his public announcement is a signal. What does Joe make of the move and what happens from here? Meanwhile, why are Pence and Trump talking about Minnesota when the Democrats are pulling ahead in Arizona?
Then, Joe answers a question we're all too scared to ask... what if Biden is actually winning this thing? Do we need to be as anxious as we all undoubtedly are? Is there a historical precedent for this crazy election?
Finally, a listener question about door-knocking in a pandemic.
Listen to Joe on Hacks on Tap: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hacks-on-tap-with-david-axelrod-and-mike-murphy/id1467297559
Read Al Hunt on The Hill re: Democratic Handwringing: https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/516647-the-polls-the-electoral-college-and-democratic-hand-wringing
New Republic article by Walter Shapiro read by Alex: https://newrepublic.com/article/159355/democrats-fear-biden-upset-trump-repeat-2020
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        <![CDATA[<p>First, big news out of South Carolina where Jamie Harrison and incumbent Lindsey Graham (R) are tied in a tight Senate race. Meanwhile, challenger Sara Gideon is up big against longtime Senator Susan Collins (R) in Maine. What does this tell us about these races and the race for president?</p><p>Next, Mayor Bloomberg is firing $100 million into Florida, and his public announcement is a signal. What does Joe make of the move and what happens from here? Meanwhile, why are Pence and Trump talking about Minnesota when the Democrats are pulling ahead in Arizona?</p><p>Then, Joe answers a question we're all too scared to ask... what if Biden is actually winning this thing? Do we need to be as anxious as we all undoubtedly are? Is there a historical precedent for this crazy election?</p><p>Finally, a listener question about door-knocking in a pandemic.</p><p>Listen to Joe on Hacks on Tap: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hacks-on-tap-with-david-axelrod-and-mike-murphy/id1467297559</p><p>Read Al Hunt on The Hill re: Democratic Handwringing: https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/516647-the-polls-the-electoral-college-and-democratic-hand-wringing</p><p>New Republic article by Walter Shapiro read by Alex: https://newrepublic.com/article/159355/democrats-fear-biden-upset-trump-repeat-2020</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2186</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Woodward Reaction, Trump's "Death Star" Explodes, FL Anxiety</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex start with -- what else? -- the damning quotes from the President to Bob Woodward proving he knew how dangerous COVID-19 was. How should the Biden campaign use it? How can it impact the undecided voters across the country? Is Trump's support slipping -- and does Woodward's reporting accelerate that slide, or does it not move the needle?
Next, a poll this week showing demographic weakness with Latino support in Florida had Democrats panicking. Is this as alarming as it liberal Twitter thought it was? Does Joe see a silver lining in this very poll?
Then, the Trump campaign is reportedly running out of money, despite raising $1 billion. And, worst of all, they're still losing by 10 points and Biden raised $365 million last month. Joe breaks down what's next for the Trump campaign, and why another $2 billion may not matter unless something changes. Plus, Donald Trump has reportedly skipped debate prep - how could that factor into the closing stretches of the race?
Finally, Alex asks a question about Facebook's odd new political ad policy.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Woodward Reaction, Trump's "Death Star" Explodes, FL Anxiety</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>10</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Woodward Reaction, Trump's "Death Star" Explodes, FL Anxiety</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex start with -- what else? -- the damning quotes from the President to Bob Woodward proving he knew how dangerous COVID-19 was. How should the Biden campaign use it? How can it impact the undecided voters across the country? Is Trump's support slipping -- and does Woodward's reporting accelerate that slide, or does it not move the needle?
Next, a poll this week showing demographic weakness with Latino support in Florida had Democrats panicking. Is this as alarming as it liberal Twitter thought it was? Does Joe see a silver lining in this very poll?
Then, the Trump campaign is reportedly running out of money, despite raising $1 billion. And, worst of all, they're still losing by 10 points and Biden raised $365 million last month. Joe breaks down what's next for the Trump campaign, and why another $2 billion may not matter unless something changes. Plus, Donald Trump has reportedly skipped debate prep - how could that factor into the closing stretches of the race?
Finally, Alex asks a question about Facebook's odd new political ad policy.
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex start with -- what else? -- the damning quotes from the President to Bob Woodward proving he knew how dangerous COVID-19 was. How should the Biden campaign use it? How can it impact the undecided voters across the country? Is Trump's support slipping -- and does Woodward's reporting accelerate that slide, or does it not move the needle?</p><p>Next, a poll this week showing demographic weakness with Latino support in Florida had Democrats panicking. Is this as alarming as it liberal Twitter thought it was? Does Joe see a silver lining in this very poll?</p><p>Then, the Trump campaign is reportedly running out of money, despite raising $1 billion. And, worst of all, they're still losing by 10 points and Biden raised $365 million last month. Joe breaks down what's next for the Trump campaign, and why another $2 billion may not matter unless something changes. Plus, Donald Trump has reportedly skipped debate prep - how could that factor into the closing stretches of the race?</p><p>Finally, Alex asks a question about Facebook's odd new political ad policy.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2123</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Stuart Stevens: How GOP Got Here, Red Mirage, Wisconsin</title>
      <description>Today Joe and Alex are joined by Stuart Stevens, author of It Was All A Lie: How The Republican Party Became Donald Trump. He was the lead strategist for Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign for President, and is currently a member of the Lincoln Project. Joe and Stuart met during simpler times (summer '16), and they start by trying to figure out how we got here from there. 
First, they talk about the state of the GOP, which Stevens calls a collapse unparalleled in American history. He has some very strong words for those in the party who continue to enable Donald Trump, and some insight into what Republicans close to the President say behind the scenes, including those at The Lincoln Project.
Next, Stevens wrote a Washington Post op-ed this week arguing Biden will win Wisconsin despite the President pushing for it in recent weeks. Are we buying Republican enthusiasm about the Midwest?  
Then, we all saw the speculation of a "Red Mirage" where Trump claims victory on Election Night before all of the mail-in ballots are counted. Stuart thinks that scenario is, well, quaint. How the hell do we stop it?
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      <pubDate>Fri, 04 Sep 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Stuart Stevens: How GOP Got Here, Red Mirage, Wisconsin</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>9</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Stuart Stevens: How GOP Got Here, Red Mirage, Wisconsin</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Today Joe and Alex are joined by Stuart Stevens, author of It Was All A Lie: How The Republican Party Became Donald Trump. He was the lead strategist for Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign for President, and is currently a member of the Lincoln Project. Joe and Stuart met during simpler times (summer '16), and they start by trying to figure out how we got here from there. 
First, they talk about the state of the GOP, which Stevens calls a collapse unparalleled in American history. He has some very strong words for those in the party who continue to enable Donald Trump, and some insight into what Republicans close to the President say behind the scenes, including those at The Lincoln Project.
Next, Stevens wrote a Washington Post op-ed this week arguing Biden will win Wisconsin despite the President pushing for it in recent weeks. Are we buying Republican enthusiasm about the Midwest?  
Then, we all saw the speculation of a "Red Mirage" where Trump claims victory on Election Night before all of the mail-in ballots are counted. Stuart thinks that scenario is, well, quaint. How the hell do we stop it?
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        <![CDATA[<p>Today Joe and Alex are joined by Stuart Stevens, author of It Was All A Lie: How The Republican Party Became Donald Trump. He was the lead strategist for Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign for President, and is currently a member of the Lincoln Project. Joe and Stuart met during simpler times (summer '16), and they start by trying to figure out how we got here from there. </p><p>First, they talk about the state of the GOP, which Stevens calls a collapse unparalleled in American history. He has some very strong words for those in the party who continue to enable Donald Trump, and some insight into what Republicans close to the President say behind the scenes, including those at The Lincoln Project.</p><p>Next, Stevens wrote a Washington Post op-ed this week arguing Biden will win Wisconsin despite the President pushing for it in recent weeks. Are we buying Republican enthusiasm about the Midwest?  </p><p>Then, we all saw the speculation of a "Red Mirage" where Trump claims victory on Election Night before all of the mail-in ballots are counted. Stuart thinks that scenario is, well, quaint. How the hell do we stop it?</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2473</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Gov. Jerry Brown on How To Save Our Democracy And Planet</title>
      <description>Gov. Jerry Brown, the three-term former Governor of California, knows we have a lot to fix.
In this conversation with Joe and Alex, Gov. Brown discusses the threat the current president poses to democracy, what problems keep him up at night, and even under a President Biden, if things can truly return to "normal."
Plus, what to do next time a pandemic comes along, how to craft a winning message around climate change, impressions up close of Kamala Harris, if he considered running for president in 2020, and his stance on the athletes standing up for social justice around the country.
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      <pubDate>Mon, 31 Aug 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Gov. Jerry Brown on How To Save Our Democracy And Planet</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>8</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Gov. Jerry Brown on How To Save Our Democracy And Planet</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Gov. Jerry Brown, the three-term former Governor of California, knows we have a lot to fix.
In this conversation with Joe and Alex, Gov. Brown discusses the threat the current president poses to democracy, what problems keep him up at night, and even under a President Biden, if things can truly return to "normal."
Plus, what to do next time a pandemic comes along, how to craft a winning message around climate change, impressions up close of Kamala Harris, if he considered running for president in 2020, and his stance on the athletes standing up for social justice around the country.
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        <![CDATA[<p>Gov. Jerry Brown, the three-term former Governor of California, knows we have a lot to fix.</p><p>In this conversation with Joe and Alex, Gov. Brown discusses the threat the current president poses to democracy, what problems keep him up at night, and even under a President Biden, if things can truly return to "normal."</p><p>Plus, what to do next time a pandemic comes along, how to craft a winning message around climate change, impressions up close of Kamala Harris, if he considered running for president in 2020, and his stance on the athletes standing up for social justice around the country.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2283</itunes:duration>
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      <title>RNC, Susan Collins, '16 Polls vs '20 Polls</title>
      <description>Joe and Alex start by teasing another big guest Monday, walking through the messaging on display at the GOP convention (1:00), and discussing which party is doing a better job courting the independents and moderate Republicans that traditionally swing elections.
Plus, should Democrats be panicking when we see polls showing Biden trailing Hillary in swing states at the same time in 2016?
Then, we take a look at some of the biggest Senate races this fall (10:00), mainly Arizona, North Carolina and Maine. In general, is it possible Democrats could win states that still vote Trump? How do you thread that needle? A listener asks, is there a chance to push for a split-ticket voter (14:10)? Plus specific analysis on Susan Collins' race in Maine (19:10).
Finally, what's next? Democrats reportedly have a large lead in mail-in ballot requests and Biden is outspending Trump massively on TV ads. Are these good signs, or in the world of Donald Trump, does nothing matter? (20:00)
Lastly, a quick discussion about the protests around the Jacob Blake tragedy, and how the RNC didn't address it at all. (27:00)
Please check out #Unfit, the film sponsoring this episode, at unfitfilm.com.
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      <pubDate>Fri, 28 Aug 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>RNC, Susan Collins, '16 Polls vs '20 Polls</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>7</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>RNC, Susan Collins, '16 Polls vs '20 Polls</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe and Alex start by teasing another big guest Monday, walking through the messaging on display at the GOP convention (1:00), and discussing which party is doing a better job courting the independents and moderate Republicans that traditionally swing elections.
Plus, should Democrats be panicking when we see polls showing Biden trailing Hillary in swing states at the same time in 2016?
Then, we take a look at some of the biggest Senate races this fall (10:00), mainly Arizona, North Carolina and Maine. In general, is it possible Democrats could win states that still vote Trump? How do you thread that needle? A listener asks, is there a chance to push for a split-ticket voter (14:10)? Plus specific analysis on Susan Collins' race in Maine (19:10).
Finally, what's next? Democrats reportedly have a large lead in mail-in ballot requests and Biden is outspending Trump massively on TV ads. Are these good signs, or in the world of Donald Trump, does nothing matter? (20:00)
Lastly, a quick discussion about the protests around the Jacob Blake tragedy, and how the RNC didn't address it at all. (27:00)
Please check out #Unfit, the film sponsoring this episode, at unfitfilm.com.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and Alex start by teasing another big guest Monday, walking through the messaging on display at the GOP convention (1:00), and discussing which party is doing a better job courting the independents and moderate Republicans that traditionally swing elections.</p><p>Plus, should Democrats be panicking when we see polls showing Biden trailing Hillary in swing states at the same time in 2016?</p><p>Then, we take a look at some of the biggest Senate races this fall (10:00), mainly Arizona, North Carolina and Maine. In general, is it possible Democrats could win states that still vote Trump? How do you thread that needle? A listener asks, is there a chance to push for a split-ticket voter (14:10)? Plus specific analysis on Susan Collins' race in Maine (19:10).</p><p>Finally, what's next? Democrats reportedly have a large lead in mail-in ballot requests and Biden is outspending Trump massively on TV ads. Are these good signs, or in the world of Donald Trump, does nothing matter? (20:00)</p><p>Lastly, a quick discussion about the protests around the Jacob Blake tragedy, and how the RNC didn't address it at all. (27:00)</p><p>Please check out #Unfit, the film sponsoring this episode, at unfitfilm.com.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2080</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Sen. Doug Jones Joins The Show</title>
      <link>https://www.dougjones.com/help</link>
      <description>Our first guest: Sen. Doug Jones, who defeated Roy Moore in a memorable special election in Alabama in 2017. Trippi and Jones share the story of how they first started working together and how the echoes of their '17 campaign popped up throughout last week's DNC.
Sen. Jones is running for re-election this fall, and Joe (and Alex) are doing all they can to get him back to the Senate.
First, Joe and Doug discuss the Democratic convention and Doug's personal relationships with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Then, Doug talks about his re-election campaign, the role Mitch McConnell and Super PACs are playing in Alabama, and what their actions mean about how close the race truly is.
Finally, some war stories from the campaign trail in '17, and why the Trippi/Jones relationship works.
If you read this far: Joe and Doug need all the help they can get. Please visit DougJones.com/help to make a difference.
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      <pubDate>Mon, 24 Aug 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Sen. Doug Jones Joins The Show</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>6</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Sen. Doug Jones Joins The Show</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Our first guest: Sen. Doug Jones, who defeated Roy Moore in a memorable special election in Alabama in 2017. Trippi and Jones share the story of how they first started working together and how the echoes of their '17 campaign popped up throughout last week's DNC.
Sen. Jones is running for re-election this fall, and Joe (and Alex) are doing all they can to get him back to the Senate.
First, Joe and Doug discuss the Democratic convention and Doug's personal relationships with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Then, Doug talks about his re-election campaign, the role Mitch McConnell and Super PACs are playing in Alabama, and what their actions mean about how close the race truly is.
Finally, some war stories from the campaign trail in '17, and why the Trippi/Jones relationship works.
If you read this far: Joe and Doug need all the help they can get. Please visit DougJones.com/help to make a difference.
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        <![CDATA[<p>Our first guest: Sen. Doug Jones, who defeated Roy Moore in a memorable special election in Alabama in 2017. Trippi and Jones share the story of how they first started working together and how the echoes of their '17 campaign popped up throughout last week's DNC.</p><p>Sen. Jones is running for re-election this fall, and Joe (and Alex) are doing all they can to get him back to the Senate.</p><p>First, Joe and Doug discuss the Democratic convention and Doug's personal relationships with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.</p><p>Then, Doug talks about his re-election campaign, the role Mitch McConnell and Super PACs are playing in Alabama, and what their actions mean about how close the race truly is.</p><p>Finally, some war stories from the campaign trail in '17, and why the Trippi/Jones relationship works.</p><p>If you read this far: Joe and Doug need all the help they can get. Please visit DougJones.com/help to make a difference.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>2150</itunes:duration>
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      <title>DNC Recap: Biden's Acceptance, Obama's Warning, Republicans Speak Up</title>
      <description>First, a special announcement about next week, and review of Biden's acceptance speech, which Trippi calls "the speech of Joe's life." (1:00)
Then, the moment in Barack Obama's speech that may have been the most important -- that most of us didn't even notice. (9:00)
Then, many Democrats were confused why John Kasich got more time than, say, AOC or Andrew Yang at the DNC. Was Gov. Kasich successful in converting any undecided voters? (19:00) What will the RNC look like in response? (23:00)
Lastly, our listener question is about the Senate Intelligence Committee reporting even more information about Russian disinformation in the election -- and how Democrats use it, or don't. (24:00)
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      <pubDate>Fri, 21 Aug 2020 13:59:20 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>DNC Recap: Biden's Acceptance, Obama's Warning, Republicans Speak Up</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>5</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>DNC Recap: Biden's Acceptance, Obama's Warning, Republicans Speak Up</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>First, a special announcement about next week, and review of Biden's acceptance speech, which Trippi calls "the speech of Joe's life." (1:00)
Then, the moment in Barack Obama's speech that may have been the most important -- that most of us didn't even notice. (9:00)
Then, many Democrats were confused why John Kasich got more time than, say, AOC or Andrew Yang at the DNC. Was Gov. Kasich successful in converting any undecided voters? (19:00) What will the RNC look like in response? (23:00)
Lastly, our listener question is about the Senate Intelligence Committee reporting even more information about Russian disinformation in the election -- and how Democrats use it, or don't. (24:00)
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        <![CDATA[<p>First, a special announcement about next week, and review of Biden's acceptance speech, which Trippi calls "the speech of Joe's life." (1:00)</p><p>Then, the moment in Barack Obama's speech that may have been the most important -- that most of us didn't even notice. (9:00)</p><p>Then, many Democrats were confused why John Kasich got more time than, say, AOC or Andrew Yang at the DNC. Was Gov. Kasich successful in converting any undecided voters? (19:00) What will the RNC look like in response? (23:00)</p><p>Lastly, our listener question is about the Senate Intelligence Committee reporting even more information about Russian disinformation in the election -- and how Democrats use it, or don't. (24:00)</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <title>Kamala, Pence, and Convention Expectations</title>
      <description>We finally have a VP nominee in Kamala Harris -- how should the Biden campaign to use her? What should we be watching for as she gets deployed for the first time as his #1 surrogate? (0:40)
Next, what did we learn from the President's scattershot attempts to attack Kamala Harris so far? (7:50)
Democrats are excited for the the vice-presidential debate between Harris and Mike Pence, but that event usually does not matter much. This time, Joe explains why it might. (12:00)
Then, the unusual COVID campaign takes a new turn with the Democratic convention set to be essentially fully remote next week. Should we expect the famous "convention bounce?" (16:00)
Finally, a listener question this week comes from another highly regarded campaign manager, about whether the Dems are too far behind in digital advertising compared to the Trump machine. (25:00)
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      <pubDate>Fri, 14 Aug 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Kamala, Pence, and Convention Expectations</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>4</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>Kamala, Pence, and Convention Expectations</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>We finally have a VP nominee in Kamala Harris -- how should the Biden campaign to use her? What should we be watching for as she gets deployed for the first time as his #1 surrogate? (0:40)
Next, what did we learn from the President's scattershot attempts to attack Kamala Harris so far? (7:50)
Democrats are excited for the the vice-presidential debate between Harris and Mike Pence, but that event usually does not matter much. This time, Joe explains why it might. (12:00)
Then, the unusual COVID campaign takes a new turn with the Democratic convention set to be essentially fully remote next week. Should we expect the famous "convention bounce?" (16:00)
Finally, a listener question this week comes from another highly regarded campaign manager, about whether the Dems are too far behind in digital advertising compared to the Trump machine. (25:00)
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>We finally have a VP nominee in Kamala Harris -- how should the Biden campaign to use her? What should we be watching for as she gets deployed for the first time as his #1 surrogate? (0:40)</p><p>Next, what did we learn from the President's scattershot attempts to attack Kamala Harris so far? (7:50)</p><p>Democrats are excited for the the vice-presidential debate between Harris and Mike Pence, but that event usually does not matter much. This time, Joe explains why it might. (12:00)</p><p>Then, the unusual COVID campaign takes a new turn with the Democratic convention set to be essentially fully remote next week. Should we expect the famous "convention bounce?" (16:00)</p><p>Finally, a listener question this week comes from another highly regarded campaign manager, about whether the Dems are too far behind in digital advertising compared to the Trump machine. (25:00)</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1738</itunes:duration>
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      <title>How To Use Crazy Trump Interviews, Election Night Worries, Kanye West</title>
      <description>First, a listener asks how a campaign can use the insane interview Trump did with Axios this week (1:00) and if any of this seemingly unshakable stuff actually sticks to the president (6:28).
Next, Joe weighs in on an Axios report that the VP choice is down to Susan Rice and Kamala Harris, and how the Obamas -- and maybe even another former president -- will help Joe Biden on the campaign trail. (7:30)
Then, Joe talks about how to fight back when Trump tries to delegitimize the election results -- there's a simple strategy. (17:37)
Finally, why Joe is not surprised that Republicans are helping Kanye West get on the ballot in several states, and what we all can do about it. (25:00)
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      <pubDate>Fri, 07 Aug 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>How To Use Crazy Trump Interviews, Election Night Worries, Kanye West</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>3</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle>How To Use Crazy Trump Interviews, Election Night Worries, Kanye West</itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>First, a listener asks how a campaign can use the insane interview Trump did with Axios this week (1:00) and if any of this seemingly unshakable stuff actually sticks to the president (6:28).
Next, Joe weighs in on an Axios report that the VP choice is down to Susan Rice and Kamala Harris, and how the Obamas -- and maybe even another former president -- will help Joe Biden on the campaign trail. (7:30)
Then, Joe talks about how to fight back when Trump tries to delegitimize the election results -- there's a simple strategy. (17:37)
Finally, why Joe is not surprised that Republicans are helping Kanye West get on the ballot in several states, and what we all can do about it. (25:00)
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>First, a listener asks how a campaign can use the insane interview Trump did with Axios this week (1:00) and if any of this seemingly unshakable stuff actually sticks to the president (6:28).</p><p>Next, Joe weighs in on an Axios report that the VP choice is down to Susan Rice and Kamala Harris, and how the Obamas -- and maybe even another former president -- will help Joe Biden on the campaign trail. (7:30)</p><p>Then, Joe talks about how to fight back when Trump tries to delegitimize the election results -- there's a simple strategy. (17:37)</p><p>Finally, why Joe is not surprised that Republicans are helping Kanye West get on the ballot in several states, and what we all can do about it. (25:00)</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1782</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Trump Goes Dark In MI, Dems' Senate Outlook, Future of GOP</title>
      <description>First, Joe quickly talks about Trump's ludicrous claim he wants to postpone the election and what potentially consequential message it's sending straight to his loyal Republican voters. (:30)
Next, the Trump campaign has stopped running ads in Michigan this month. Are they waving the white flag in a critical state already? What opportunities does this present the Biden campaign? (2:43)
After that, Joe and Alex try to read the tea leaves on VP, and Joe explains something about how hard it is to become VP from someone who's seen candidates vetted up close. (10:08)
Then, Joe explains how a historical precedent from another one-term president could help predict what's going to happen in the Senate elections this fall (14:55), and one particularly interesting wrinkle in the 2020 election.
Finally, a question from a listener about the future of the GOP - what does it look like beyond the Trump era? Or will the Trump era ever actually end? (21:30)
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</description>
      <pubDate>Fri, 31 Jul 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Trump Goes Dark In MI, Dems' Senate Outlook, Future of GOP</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>2</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>First, Joe quickly talks about Trump's ludicrous claim he wants to postpone the election and what potentially consequential message it's sending straight to his loyal Republican voters. (:30)
Next, the Trump campaign has stopped running ads in Michigan this month. Are they waving the white flag in a critical state already? What opportunities does this present the Biden campaign? (2:43)
After that, Joe and Alex try to read the tea leaves on VP, and Joe explains something about how hard it is to become VP from someone who's seen candidates vetted up close. (10:08)
Then, Joe explains how a historical precedent from another one-term president could help predict what's going to happen in the Senate elections this fall (14:55), and one particularly interesting wrinkle in the 2020 election.
Finally, a question from a listener about the future of the GOP - what does it look like beyond the Trump era? Or will the Trump era ever actually end? (21:30)
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>First, Joe quickly talks about Trump's ludicrous claim he wants to postpone the election and what potentially consequential message it's sending straight to his loyal Republican voters. (:30)</p><p>Next, the Trump campaign has stopped running ads in Michigan this month. Are they waving the white flag in a critical state already? What opportunities does this present the Biden campaign? (2:43)</p><p>After that, Joe and Alex try to read the tea leaves on VP, and Joe explains something about how hard it is to become VP from someone who's seen candidates vetted up close. (10:08)</p><p>Then, Joe explains how a historical precedent from another one-term president could help predict what's going to happen in the Senate elections this fall (14:55), and one particularly interesting wrinkle in the 2020 election.</p><p>Finally, a question from a listener about the future of the GOP - what does it look like beyond the Trump era? Or will the Trump era ever actually end? (21:30)</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1514</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Biden's Big Lead, Kasich at DNC, Veepstakes</title>
      <description>Joe and sidekick Alex Shashlo start by diving into the double-digit lead Biden holds over President Trump in national polls and why this truly is different from 2016 (1:00).
Joe weighs in on the "secret Trump voter," (8:20) and why the Biden campaign buying ads in Texas could be brilliant (11:20).
Then, Joe weighs in on reports that former Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- a Republican -- will speak on behalf of Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention (13:20). Joe highlights this as a major opportunity for the party, and not a reason for Democrats to be up in arms.
Finally, Joe says who he'd select for VP if he were Biden (19:30).
Next week, we will being to take listener questions! Please write us a review on Apple Podcasts and write your question in your review, and Joe might address it on the show.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</description>
      <pubDate>Fri, 24 Jul 2020 07:01:00 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Biden's Big Lead, Kasich at DNC, Veepstakes</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:episode>1</itunes:episode>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>Joe and sidekick Alex Shashlo start by diving into the double-digit lead Biden holds over President Trump in national polls and why this truly is different from 2016 (1:00).
Joe weighs in on the "secret Trump voter," (8:20) and why the Biden campaign buying ads in Texas could be brilliant (11:20).
Then, Joe weighs in on reports that former Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- a Republican -- will speak on behalf of Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention (13:20). Joe highlights this as a major opportunity for the party, and not a reason for Democrats to be up in arms.
Finally, Joe says who he'd select for VP if he were Biden (19:30).
Next week, we will being to take listener questions! Please write us a review on Apple Podcasts and write your question in your review, and Joe might address it on the show.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices</itunes:summary>
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        <![CDATA[<p>Joe and sidekick Alex Shashlo start by diving into the double-digit lead Biden holds over President Trump in national polls and why this truly is different from 2016 (1:00).</p><p>Joe weighs in on the "secret Trump voter," (8:20) and why the Biden campaign buying ads in Texas could be brilliant (11:20).</p><p>Then, Joe weighs in on reports that former Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- a Republican -- will speak on behalf of Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention (13:20). Joe highlights this as a major opportunity for the party, and not a reason for Democrats to be up in arms.</p><p>Finally, Joe says who he'd select for VP if he were Biden (19:30).</p><p>Next week, we will being to take listener questions! Please write us a review on Apple Podcasts and write your question in your review, and Joe might address it on the show.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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      <itunes:duration>1736</itunes:duration>
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      <title>Introducing That Trippi Show</title>
      <description>That Trippi Show launches Friday, July 24.
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      <pubDate>Thu, 16 Jul 2020 17:59:05 -0000</pubDate>
      <itunes:title>Introducing That Trippi Show</itunes:title>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <itunes:author>Joe Trippi</itunes:author>
      <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:summary>That Trippi Show launches Friday, July 24.
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        <![CDATA[<p>That Trippi Show launches Friday, July 24.</p><p> </p><p>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a></p>]]>
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