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About Herschel Walker and The Fed Engineering A Recession

Andrew, Jen and Justin discuss the latest scandal in the Georgia Senate race and have a larger conversation about what is and isn't in bounds during a campaign.

Also, the economy is slowing down and the Federal Reserve is happy about it. Will it drag down the world economy? Is the Fed legitimate?

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  • About Taxes and Mayorkas' Nonexistent Impeachment Trial

    01:22:53
    Justin Robert Young, Jen Briney and Andrew Heaton discuss various topics, including Justin's announcement of his wife's pregnancy, the decline in tax refunds, and the impeachment proceedings against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. 00:00 Introduction and Announcement of Pregnancy09:22 The Decline in Tax Refunds and Changes in the Tax System38:19 The Impeachment Proceedings Against Alejandro Mayorkas45:36 The Role of Congress in Immigration54:09 The Need for Term Limits01:06:07 Running for Office
  • About FISA and Networks Begging for Presidential Debates

    01:52:24
    The gang discuss the recent eclipse, the FISA debate, and the importance of presidential debates. Also, your Gaza emails...The hosts share their experiences of the eclipse and discuss the significance of the event. They then delve into the FISA debate, highlighting the history and controversies surrounding Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Finally, they discuss the value and effectiveness of presidential debates, with one host expressing skepticism and the other acknowledging their historical significance. The conversation explores the potential changes that could be made to improve the presidential debates. They discuss the historical significance of debates and the value of seeing candidates go head-to-head. The conversation ends with your emails on the Israel-Palestine conflict and the significance of the hostages in shaping perspectives. In this final part of the conversation, the hosts address some feedback and reflect on the emotional nature of the discussion. They emphasize the importance of understanding different perspectives and engaging in civil debate. They also discuss the need to challenge one's own beliefs and avoid intellectual laziness. The hosts express their gratitude for the support and understanding of their audience.00:00 The Magical Atmosphere of the Eclipse12:03 The Controversy Surrounding Section 702 of FISA38:06 The Decline of Presidential Debates49:11 Proposed Changes to Improve Debates01:14:12 Considering the Perspective of Hostages01:41:18 The Importance of Civil Debate and Understanding Different Perspectives01:50:22 Appreciating the Support and Understanding of Listeners
  • About the World Central Kitchen Bombing in Gaza

    01:54:39
    The gang discusses the World Central Kitchen convoy attack in Gaza, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 00:00 Easter Traditions and Orthodox Easter02:20 Communion Wafers and Rituals09:21 World Central Kitchen Convoy Attack15:51 Conflict in Gaza and Potential Land Grabs39:20 Debating the Goals and Actions of the Israeli Government45:00 Reevaluating American Foreign Policy in the Middle East59:21 Addressing the Humanitarian Crisis and Long-standing Issues01:01:09 Navigating Fear and Cowardice01:03:17 Exploring Perspectives: Israeli Government and Hamas01:06:53 Understanding the Historical Context01:08:38 The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza01:10:44 Challenges of Discussing Controversial Topics01:16:23 Hopes for Resolution and Rebuilding01:29:45 The Complexity of Hostage Situations01:34:32 Regulatory Capture and the Safety of Glyphosate01:37:36 The Quirks of Pronunciation01:53:57 Upcoming Episodes of Their Podcasts
  • About RFK Jr.'s VP and Ronna McDaniel's short television career

    01:50:38
    The gang discuss RFK Jr.'s presidential campaign and the selection of Nicole Shanahan as his VP pick. Also, the controversy surrounding NBC's hiring and firing of Ronna McDaniel.00:00 Introduction and Personal Anecdotes16:19 RFK Jr.'s Presidential Campaign29:56 Nicole Shanahan's Background and Priorities36:30 Shanahan's Donations to Democratic Candidates36:59 The Potential Fallout of AOC's Speech38:21 The Promises and Disappointments of Andrew Yang39:45 The Gary Johnson Campaign and Low Moral Character40:15 The Rebranding of Diddy42:03 NBC's Controversial Hiring and Firing of Ronna McDaniel43:33 The Backlash Against NBC's Decision48:39 The Illiberal Stance of the Media50:07 The Importance of Constructive Dialogue54:01 The Lack of Standardization in EV Charging01:13:42 Government Handouts to Corporations01:15:00 Ownership of Charging Stations01:16:15 Challenges of EV Charging01:17:09 The Impact of Electric Scooters01:17:34 Safety Concerns with Scooters01:18:25 Longevity of Cars01:20:20 The Environmental Impact of Cars01:22:08 The Inefficiency of the New York Subway System01:37:24 Funiculars and Other Transportation Systems01:38:19 The Use of Chalk in Building Brackets01:40:06 The Role of Helicopter Pilots in Government01:41:35 The Delegation of Decision-Making to Executive Branch Agencies01:42:30 The Ineffectiveness of the Inflation Reduction Act01:44:15 The Role of Federal Regulators in Incentivizing Behavior01:45:41 The Lack of Accountability in Congress
  • About Sonia Sotomayor retiring and the death of Electric Vehicles

    02:02:25
    Should Justice Sotomayor should retire? The gang explores!Also, are we already past peak EV? This might be the first year we sell less of them then the year before. The gang discusses the lack of charging infrastructure for EVs, the role of government in EV charger installation, and the challenges faced by Hertz in maintaining its EV fleet.Chapters00:00 The Beach Debate07:41 Upcoming Camping Trip13:11 Near-Death Experience35:46 The Structure of the Supreme Court41:12 The Constitutionality of Abortion42:08 Politicization of the Supreme Court43:35 Misconceptions about the Supreme Court44:04 Media Reporting on Supreme Court Decisions45:25 Competency of Judges vs. Congress50:03 Challenges of Electric Vehicle Adoption51:25 Lack of Charging Infrastructure52:14 Government Involvement in EV Chargers53:43 Challenges of EV Adoption and Inflation Reduction Act55:25 Hertz's Challenges with EV Fleet56:16 Importance of Chargers for Businesses58:12 Government Involvement in EV Chargers01:00:57 Different Types of EV Chargers01:04:31 Challenges of Building a National Train Network01:09:45 Experience with Thunderstorms and Fire Alarms01:11:11 Removing a Branch of the Federal Government01:13:05 Feasibility of Train Travel in the US01:19:59 Factors Affecting Train Travel in the US01:22:22 The Need for Basic Infrastructure01:23:14 Connecting Major Cities with Trains01:24:21 Improving Bike Safety and Alternative Transportation01:27:01 The Debate Over Terminology: Illegal Immigration01:30:45 The Power of Words and Linguistic Manipulation01:32:29 The Role of Words and Language in Society01:34:11 The Euphemistic Treadmill and Offensive Language01:36:21 The Impact of Words and Language on Perception01:38:10 Expressing Opinions and Dealing with Reactions01:41:29 The Broad Scope of the TikTok Bill01:43:50 Concerns about TikTok's Algorithm and CCP Control01:46:45 The Impact of the TikTok Bill on Other Apps01:49:06 Understanding the Failures in Boeing's Audits01:55:14 The Debate Over Double Contacts in Volleyball01:59:45 The Tragic Story of Lester C. Hunt02:01:36 The Lavender Scare and Thought Control02:02:05 The Hypothetical Scenario of Presidential Deaths
  • About the TikTok ban and Boeing

    02:12:18
    The gang discuss the challenges and controversies surrounding TikTok's ownership and the potential impact on national security. Jen, Justin and Heaton explore concerns about the potential control of platforms by Donald Trump and the dangers of giving the president the ability to cancel media outlets. The broad scope of the bill and its implications for any website or app owned by ByteDance are discussed. The potential fines for Apple, Google, and Oracle are highlighted, as well as the expansion of the bill beyond TikTok. The importance of the algorithm and the fear of losing control over American culture are examined.The conversation also delves into the manufacturing problems faced by Boeing. The conversation discusses safety concerns with Boeing planes, including the changes in Boeing's operations and the challenges in fixing the problems.Chapters00:00 Introduction and Volleyball Bar00:29 Coach Gordon Bombay and Dancing01:06 Congressional Resignations02:08 Continuing Resolutions and Omnibus Bills03:06 RFK Jr. and Regulatory Capture04:03 RFK Jr.'s Candidacy05:01 Andrew Heaton Sports Question of the Week05:41 RFK Jr.'s VP Candidacy Rumors06:21 No Labels and Potential VP Candidates07:46 TikTok Facing Ban in the US08:25 CFIUS and TikTok's Future09:20 RFK Jr.'s Presidential Campaign10:12 No Labels and RFK Jr.'s VP Nomination11:03 Bipartisan Support for RFK Jr.12:01 Rebuttal Speeches13:21 State of the Union Address14:16 Impressions of Biden's Speech15:05 Biden's Slurring and Heckling in Congress16:30 Bipartisan Cheering and Reactions to Biden's Speech19:55 Rebuttal Speeches and Political Tactics22:25 TikTok's Legislation and Support24:41 TikTok's Challenge in America26:31 CFIUS and TikTok's Future29:46 Concerns and Divestment of TikTok33:18 Concerns about Trump's control over platforms44:19 Fear of losing control over American culture45:16 The origin point of media narratives46:24 The influence of TikTok on national news48:57 The timing of information from TikTok49:57 TikTok as the origin point of media narratives50:38 The influence of digital platforms on news52:02 The need for credible evidence and whistleblowers55:19 Transparency in algorithms56:13 The danger of giving the executive branch power58:35 Potential impact on Gen Z and parents01:00:17 The danger of expanding executive power01:03:09 The need for credible evidence from CFIUS01:04:48 Potential market effects and whistleblower impact01:06:12 Boeing's manufacturing problems01:08:02 Safety concerns with Boeing01:09:28 Changes in Boeing's operations01:10:49 Monopoly issues and shareholder concerns01:11:48 Challenges in fixing the problems01:12:18 Issues with air traffic controllers and inspectors01:13:13 Concerns from a pilot's perspective01:13:41 Cover-up allegations and whistleblower01:15:30 Regulation and accountability for Boeing01:16:48 Nationalization or splitting up Boeing01:17:17 The lack of a free market in the aerospace industry01:18:41 The need for regulation and oversight01:20:34 The safety of air travel and alternative transportation01:26:49 Regulating congressional stock trading
  • About Nancy Pelosi's stock portfolio and California's Minimum Wage Law

    01:52:38
    In this conversation, Justin, Jen and Heaton discuss various topics including personal fitness, weight loss medication, the use of drugs for optimization, political news, voting in elections, the Willy Wonka experience in Glasgow, and Nancy Pelosi's Nvidia play. They also touch on the issue of congressional stock trades and the need for regulations to prevent potential conflicts of interest. The conversation explores the influence of money in politics, the issue of conflict of interest and the revolving door between public and private sectors. It also discusses the underpayment of staffers and the impact of lobbying. The motivations for entering and staying in Congress are examined, as well as the issue of corruption and excessive spending. The conversation delves into the regulation of stock trading by Congress members and the need for transparency in reporting. The controversy surrounding Governor Gavin Newsom and the allegations of favoritism in the minimum wage law are also discussed, along with the economic impact of minimum wage increases and different approaches to setting minimum wage. The conversation covers topics such as the purpose of jobs, creating better jobs, eliminating bad jobs, the impact on workers, franchise businesses, fairness in employment, the politics of minimum wage, the influence of political parties and figures, the significance of uncommitted votes, the future of frozen heads, warmongering, the consequences of embryo personhood, and the economics of illegal immigration.Chapters00:00 Introduction and Personal Fitness01:05 Discussion on Weight Loss Medication03:34 The Adderall Revolution04:22 The Benefits of Exercise05:26 Political News: Kirsten Sinema and Nikki Haley06:11 Voting in Elections08:22 Discussion on Districts and Representatives09:17 Discussion on Election Results10:10 Protecting the Garden and State Referendums11:21 The Willy Wonka Experience in Glasgow13:07 Introduction to Nancy Pelosi's Nvidia Play32:06 The Influence of Money in Politics33:01 Conflict of Interest and Revolving Door33:30 Underpaid Staffers and Lobbying34:56 Motivations for Entering and Staying in Congress35:23 Corruption and Excessive Spending36:18 Regulating and Incentivizing Staffers37:18 Regulating Stock Trading by Congress Members38:14 Transparency and Reporting of Stock Trades38:44 Unintended Consequences and Collateral Damage41:34 Minimum Wage Law and Allegations of Favoritism53:02 Controversy Surrounding Governor Gavin Newsom54:00 Exemption in Minimum Wage Law54:27 Denial of Wrongdoing and Support from Stakeholders55:21 Economic Impact of Minimum Wage Increase56:16 Different Approaches to Minimum Wage57:40 Collective Bargaining and Market Variance59:07 Price Controls and Inflation01:00:32 Impact on Small Businesses and Competition01:02:51 Effects on Fast Food Workers and the Economy01:09:29 Different Perspectives on Minimum Wage01:23:01 The Death Penalty for White Collar Crimes01:23:24 The Influence of Political Parties01:24:17 The Influence of Political Figures01:25:12 Independents in Politics01:26:31 The Impact of Uncommitted Votes01:27:55 Defining Warmongering01:28:49 The Future of Frozen Heads01:30:26 The Significance of Uncommitted Votes01:31:19 The Two Types of Independents01:33:38 Nikki Haley and Warmongering01:37:53 The Consequences of Embryo Personhood01:38:44 The Business of Cryonics01:44:28 When is War Justified?01:45:44 Nikki Haley and War Advocacy01:46:57 The Economics of Illegal Immigration
  • About IVF and Fani Willis

    01:44:03
    Justin, Jen and Andrew discuss various topics, including weather complaints, listener interaction, IVF controversy in Alabama, legal implications, and the need for legislative decision-making. They also touch on the recognition of public figures in public places and the evolving dynamics of the evangelical movement in politics. The controversy surrounding Fulton County District Attorney and the potential dismissal of the case against Donald Trump is analyzed, highlighting allegations of corruption and conflicts of interest. The conversation covers topics such as Republican black voters, the podcast Drink Champs, black people's perspective on Trump, data on who thinks Trump is most racist, conversations with black people in South Carolina, cigar bars and women's basketball in South Carolina, discussions on policing and respect for police, clarification on the term 'ring leader', asylum sorting rights and limitations, frustrations of a Chipotle employee, impressions of Miami Mayor Suarez, excessive fines and disqualifying crimes, Trump's loan fraud, and the importance of abiding by the law.Chapters00:00Introduction and Weather Complaints03:02Listener Interaction and Recognition05:25Recognition in Public Places07:20IVF Controversy in Alabama15:25Legal Implications and Political Response16:19Discussion on the Alabama Supreme Court Ruling29:39The Need for Legislative Decision-Making32:11Evangelical Movement and Political Shifts33:37The Drift Towards Secularism34:06The Potential Impact of Abortion Laws35:04The Controversy Surrounding Fulton County District Attorney42:10Should Fulton County District Attorney be Dismissed?42:16The Allegations Against Fulton County District Attorney43:07The Conflict of Interest in the Trump Case44:03The Financial Aspect of the Case44:29The Corruption Allegations45:26The Implications of the Case46:23The Importance of the Trump Case48:42The Testimony and Drama in the Courtroom50:46The Selfishness of Holding onto Power51:45The Potential Outcome of the Case52:42The Testimony and Attorney-Client Privilege56:26The Geographical Broadness of Cell Phone Records57:48The Perjury and Lying in the Case58:15The Incompetence and Sloppiness in the Case59:43The Unlikely Removal of Fulton County District Attorney01:00:40The Potential Future of the Case01:03:54The Weakness of the Young Thug Trial01:05:12The Importance of the Trump Case01:07:00The Potential Impact of Trump Going to Jail01:08:16The Entertainment Value of the Case01:09:44Republican black voters and the podcast Drink Champs01:10:42Drink Champs and its political stance01:11:11Black people's perspective on Trump01:12:05Data on who thinks Trump is most racist01:12:54Conversations with black people in South Carolina01:13:21Cigar bars and women's basketball in South Carolina01:14:31Discussion on policing and respect for police01:16:19Clarification on the term 'ring leader'01:37:43Upcoming episodes of Politics, Politics, Politics and Congressional Dish
  • About the Border and Trump's NY Business Trial Penalty

    02:27:09
    Justin and Andrew discuss their recent press junket with Americans for Prosperity to the border and address ethical concerns. They also explore the composition of people crossing the border and the reasons behind their migration. The conversation includes the importance of listening to border patrol and diplomatic solutions, the need for walls in certain areas and diplomatic efforts, the impact of Trump's actions on immigration, the need for more reasoned dialogue and less racial politics. They continue with the financial penalty on Trump in a NY Civil Trial and its impact on his image, concerns about prosecutorial selection and excessive monetary damages, the impact of Trump's actions on banks and victims, and the victimless crime argument and the consequences of Trump's actions. Chapters00:00Introduction and Wallace's Adventures01:21Considering New Life Choices01:58Low Energy Show02:27Justin's Influence and Travel Plans03:25Early Morning Flights04:21Political Campaigns and Dropping Out05:18The Grueling Process of Running for Office06:14Suspending Campaigns and Gathering Delegates07:11Choosing Primary Locations51:15Broken asylum system and high bar for asylum claims52:39The need for better logistics and enforcement53:33Majority of people show up for their asylum trials54:29Allowing legal immigrants to work and integrate into society55:23Trump's rhetoric and the divisive nature of the immigration debate56:15Listening to border patrol and diplomatic solutions01:01:30The need for walls in certain areas and diplomatic efforts01:06:18Trump's actions and the impact on immigration01:11:54The cruelty of the immigration debate and the need for a different conversation01:13:23The need for more reasoned dialogue and less racial politics01:14:51Trump's financial penalty and the impact on his image01:19:05Concerns about prosecutorial selection and excessive monetary damages01:25:44The impact of Trump's actions on banks and victims01:27:31The victimless crime argument and the consequences of Trump's actions01:32:00The monetary damages and the comparison to other crimes01:33:24The Systemic Issue of White Collar Crimes01:34:17Prosecutorial Element and Long-Term Implications01:35:36Consistent Prosecution of Bad Businessmen01:36:30Political Implications and Narrative01:37:00Implications on Other Cases and Public Perception01:38:49Two Tiers of Justice and Concerns01:39:18Trump's Criminal History and Public Perception01:40:14Trump's Responsibility for His Prosecution01:41:00Prosecutorial Motives and Political Implications01:41:57Inconsistency in Prosecution and Concerns01:43:24Rampant White-Collar Crime and the Bigger Problem01:43:53Lying on Loan Applications and the Perception of Crime01:44:50The Perception of Crimes and the Need for Consistency01:45:44Voting Against One's Own Interests01:46:38The Perception of Trump's Criminality and Political Narrative01:47:36Trump's Political Showmanship and Narrative01:48:26Concerns about Lawfare and Prosecutorial Motives01:49:50The Perception of Corruption and Keeping Classified Documents01:50:42Keeping Classified Documents and Memory01:52:19Voting Against One's Own Interests and Tribalism01:54:5502:26:08Regional Culture and Politics