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Episode 443: Schadenfreude Economics

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Ben and Travis discuss a Trump bailout to aid farmers hurt by the trade war, the importance of African American teachers and Chinese surveillance camera company Hikvision.

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Episode 442: Turn Back Time

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Ben and Travis discuss the wave of anti-abortion laws, economic segregation in education and Conrad Black's presidential pardon. 

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Episode 441: Failing Up

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Ben and Travis discuss Trump's finances, the controversial Georgia abortion law and interview Ken Bone on social media negativity bleeding into politics, his experience with becoming a meme and who he's eyeing for 2020.

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Episode 440: Back to the Future

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Ben and Travis discuss the NRA, the rural broadband initiative and the rising number of seniors with student debt.

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Episode 439: Head of the Snake

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Ben and Travis discuss felon voting rights, a pharmaceutical distributor indicted on federal charges related to the opioid crisis and Biden announcing his bid for president. 

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Episode 438: All Gums

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Ben and Travis summarize the Mueller report, discuss Trump's veto of a Yemen resolution and the profits state-by-state from marijuana legalization. 


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Episode 437: I'm Rich!

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Ben and Travis are joined by Brooke Rogers to discuss Julian Assange's arrest, the "Taxpayer First Act" and an ACLU tarot card case.

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Episode 436: Red Flag

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Ben and Travis read your comments on the electoral college and discuss the red flag gun bill. Then Ben is joined by Meaghan Ybos to discuss how law enforcement mishandles sexual assault cases and the misnomer of rape kit "backlogs"


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Episode 435: Check Yourself

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Ben and Travis discuss the connection between Russian, the NRA and the Republican party, the Christchurch Massacre and Peter Buttigieg's campaign.

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Episode 434: The Instagram Election

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Ben is joined by Travis Irvine to discuss Roger Stone, corporate influence in city and state governments and Travis's experience running for office in Ohio.

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Episode 432: Siding with Outrage

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Ben and Travis discuss Ilhan Omar's controversial comments on Israel, Donald Trump's missing high school records and an update to Alex Acosta's Epstein plea deal scandal.

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Episode 431: Nothing Is on the Level

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Ben and Travis discuss Michael Cohen's testimony and the North Korean summit and they then are joined by entrepreneur and 2020 candidate Andrew Yang to discuss health care, universal basic income and a mindset of scarcity in the American people.


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Episode 430: Another Rorschach Test

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Ben and Travis update you on Roger Stone, Bernie Sanders and a fake university sting set up by I.C.E.


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Episode 428: A Marathon, Not A Sprint

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Ben is joined by Jehmu Greene to discuss the State of the Union address, two scandals unfolding in Virginia and the continuation of the women's wave.

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Episode 427: Roger's Time in the Barrel

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Ben and Travis discuss "Progressive Prosecutor" Kamala Harris, Roger Stone's indictment and then they are joined by comedian Mohanad Elshieky to discuss his experience of being pulled off a bus and asked to present his papers by immigration officials.

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Episode 426: Who Counts, Who Gets Counted?

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Ben is joined by filmmaker Astra Taylor ("What is Democracy") and they discuss corporations fueling automation, digital media as the people's platform, and binary choices in American politics. 

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Episode 425: Mirrors of our Leadership

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This week we discuss Steve King's racist remarks, Trump's AG nominee William Barr and we are joined by attorney Rabia Chaudry (author of "Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth & Justice After Serial" and host of "Undisclosed") to discuss criminal justice reform, privatization of incarceration and immigration law.

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Episode 424: An Impressive Lack of Outrage

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We discuss the ongoing consequences of the government shutdown and we are joined by immigration attorney Lance Curtright to discuss unpacking disinformation, "Blame the Immigrant" rhetoric and what the future has in store. 

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