Episodes

Courting Disaster (Ep. 161)

In light of the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy and the now open SCOTUS seat, author and voting rights advocate David Daley joins the MPU gang to discuss the tenuous future for Roe v. Wade, the terrifiying future for gerrymandering, the tragic future of U.S. trade policy, and the tantalizing future of soon-to-be congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.

Author David Daley and the book he wrote

on the politics of gerrymandering.

The Red Hen (Ep. 160)

This episode of the MPU podcast covers the Trump immigration fiasco at the souther border and Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ dining fiasco at The Red Hen.

Space Force (Ep. 159)

This episode covers the Trump’s newly announced Space Force, the immigration debacle, the ballot initiative to break up California, the sexual abuse allegations surrounding comic Chris Hardwick, and the rumored “Roseanne” spinoff. Then Greg wraps it all up with a space force serenade!

Summit Fever (Ep. 158)

This MPU episode covers the North Korean nuclear summit, the G7 summit, primary talk, the SCOTUS voter roll purge decision, and how the Trump administration’s continued attacks on Obamacare may help the Democrats in the fall elections.

The New Blacklist? (Ep. 157)

This week’s MPU podcast looks at the SCOTUS cake baker decision; the dueling scandals of Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee and how they relate to the Hollywood Blacklist of the 1950s; Trump’s escalating trade wars; and the California primary. But beware: due to the controversies of last week, the language here is extremely raw. So if you have sensitive ears, just skip this one and we’ll See You Next Tuesday.

Taking a Knee and a Fine (Ep. 155)

 

This week’s episode looks at the fallout from the NFL’s new rule to fine teams when a player takes a knee, Jeff Sessions’ decision to separate immigrant children from their undocumented parents, and the off-again-on-again North Korean summit. Will Donald meet Kim? Will Kim take a knee? And will Trump be separated from his new baby, the Indonesian theme park being financed by China’s ZTE? All that plus the derivation of “Oy vey, Maria!” on this week’s More Perfect Union.

Leave No Stone Un-Indicted (Ep. 154)

This week’s podcast looks at the Royal Wedding, Trump and Giuliani’s tag team assault on the rule of law, the likelihood of Roger Stone being indicted, and some of the cultural reasons behind all the young male school shooters in America. Real debate without the hate…and plenty of chuckles.

No More Memes! (Ep. 153)

This week’s More Perfect Union podcast looks at how Trump is cashing in on Chinese bribes; Facebook memes and Russian trolls; the strange worlds of Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti; the Trump-Hannity phone bromance; lots of juicy gossip about all of them; and a catty look at the Royal Wedding.

Trumpier Than Trump (Ep. 152)

This episode of the MPU podcast covers primary results in Ohio and West Virginia, where senate candidate Don Blankenship claimed to be “trumpier than Trump.” Then they take a look at Trump’s very trumpy withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal and what the resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman following allegations of domestic abuse means for the #MeToo movement and beyond.

Republican Snowflakes (Ep. 151)

This episode of the MPU podcast looks at comedian Michelle Wolf’s turn as the headliner at The White House Correspondence Dinner, dictator Kim Jong-un’s turn as a statesman in South Korea, President Donald Trump’s turn as a guest on Fox and Friends, and Bill Cosby’s turn as a convicted sex offender. Amazingly, the only one who came off well was Kim Jong-un! What does that say about the world we live in?

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Violent Agreement (Ep. 150)

The 150th episode of “The More Perfect Union” podcast finds the hosts in violent agreement on some issues, in wide disagreement on others, and even saying nice things about President Trump a couple of times. (Well… sort of nice.) Then the gang looks back on their 150 episodes together and reminisce about their favorite moments.

Multiple Bombshells (Ep. 149)

This episode of “The More Perfect Union” podcast looks at Trump’s military strike on Syria and its ramifications, James Comey’s new book and its ramifications, Michael Cohen’s rumored 2016 trip to Prague and its ramifications, and Greg’s ability to do foreign accents and its ramifications.