Episode 28: Room for Independents with Quin Hillyer

The major party candidates are set. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both had to win a bunch of elections to get to this point, and still no one really likes them. Could this be the election cycle where America breaks free of the two-party system?… Read More Episode 28: Room for Independents with Quin Hillyer

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Episode 27: Third Party Presidential Politics with Chris Younce

Man, was I talking fast at the beginning of this episode. But I had a good reason: With everyone talking about the possibility of a third party crashing the Presidential vote this November, it was fun to talk to my old pal and former softball teammate Chris Younce, who knows exactly what kind of logistical lift… Read More Episode 27: Third Party Presidential Politics with Chris Younce

Episode 13: Joshua Mercer (“It’s good that we make a big deal out of [Christmas]!”)

It’s Thanksgiving week, which marks the start of the pop-culture Christmas season. It’s the start of the Christian Christmas season, too: this weekend marks the first season of Advent. The Crummy Little Podcast kicks off this festive season with Joshua Mercer, Political Director of CatholicVote.org. Josh’s reservoir of knowledge is both deep and wide – you… Read More Episode 13: Joshua Mercer (“It’s good that we make a big deal out of [Christmas]!”)

Episode 10: Beverly Hallberg (“You have to start making your splash.”)

Beverly Hallberg returns triumphantly to the Crummy Little Podcast, summing up the aftermath of another Republican debate. Our conversation took place before Scott Walker surprised everyone and dropped out of the race, but Beverly was right about Republican candidates needing to start standing out from the crowded field. Walker can’t be the only candidate looking seriously at… Read More Episode 10: Beverly Hallberg (“You have to start making your splash.”)

Episode 7: Patricia Simpson (“I think the monetary reward would become a legal defense fund.”)

The Leadership Institute is notorious among conservative circles for training conservative political operatives and – here’s the important part – making sure they actually get jobs to put that training into action. Patricia Simpson, the Institute’s Director of Career Programs, is an important part of making that happen. She’s also this week’s guest on the Crummy… Read More Episode 7: Patricia Simpson (“I think the monetary reward would become a legal defense fund.”)

Episode 1: Matt Lewis (“We’re just part of the problem, Matt.”)

Kicking off the Crummy Little Podcast is Matt Lewis, author of the forthcoming book Too Dumb to Fail. (The book drops in January 2016 but you can pre-order it here.) Matt talks about how demagogues have dumbed down Republican politics, so you know there’s plenty of discussion about Donald Trump, in case you need some more… Read More Episode 1: Matt Lewis (“We’re just part of the problem, Matt.”)