2PP128 – 27 March 2020

2PP_Album_art 1400x1400This episode has a little bit of a rant. We’ve been provoked—as have we all, actually.

To begin, Arthur explains New Zealand’s lockdown, like what the rules are. So far, people are complying. Much annoyed discussion follows. We also talk about how we’re coping with all this. We even talk about modern TVs!

This is a replacement for an episode we recorded last week, but it was a bad week for me, so I couldn’t finish editing it and, well, it got too old.
Everyone’s welcome to leave a comment.

Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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2PP127 – 25 February 2020

2PP_Album_art 1400x1400We’re back! And so soon!

After some currents events and personal stuff, we go to the main topic: Caucuses. We both don’t like them because of how undemocratic they are, and think it’s time for reform. We also talk about some stuff about us at the end.

Everyone’s welcome to leave a comment.

Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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2PP126 – 22 February 2020

2PP_Album_art 1400x1400Apparently, we’re back. With elections in both New Zealand and the United States this year, how could we NOT resume? Duty calls!

We begin by talking about why, exactly, it’s taken us so long to resume. Basically, life happened, deeply upsetting things that meant we just didn’t want to podcast. But, we’re here again, and soon we’ll start talking politics again.

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2PP125 – 4 October 2017

2PP_Album_art 1400x1400This is an old-fashioned episode—we talked about all sorts of stuff just like we did all those many years ago when we were just kids! We begin with Arthur joking about spam emails we got, then we talk about scams, too. Then we go on to talk briefly about North Korea setting off nucelar weapons and affecting New Zealand. That, appropriately enough, leads to talk about the Australian government’s postal survey on marriage equality. Responses are due by November 7, but people are urged to post them back by October 27.

Like the previous episode, this one was also recorded the end of September, but Arthur’s busy work schedule kept him from editing it. The date of this episode actually refers to when I processed the files—sorry for lifting the curtain a bit.

Everyone’s welcome to leave a comment—agree or disagree!

Links for this episode:
“North Korea poses ‘direct danger’ to NZ, US ambassador Scott Brown warns” – The New Zealand Herald article Arthur mentioned.
“US ambassador: Kiwis don’t realise just how much North Korean bombs could affect them”Stuff
“A Trip to the Beach” – Jason’s first blog post about his trip to the beach
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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2PP124 – 30 September 2017

2PP_Album_art 1400x1400We’ve been gone for a long time. This episode is about the unexpected reason for that.

This episode was recorded the end of September, but Arthur’s busy work schedule kept him from editing it. That’s pretty insignificant, really.

Everyone’s welcome to leave a comment—agree or disagree!

Links for this episode:
“The day I could have died, but didn’t” The blog post Arthur mentioned, with the commercial he talked about.
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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2PP123 – 12 May 2017

2PP_Album_art 1400x1400We’re back!! Um, again…

We’ve both been very busy with a lot of things that have kept us from podcasting. Hopefully things will now be better for podcasting.

Today’s episode was recorded last week, right after FBI Director Comey was fired. We talk about that, what Congress could do to get rid of Don and rate the odds of them happening. We also talk about what the resistance should do in the next year or so.

Yes, Jiffy Pop still exists. And, just like Orville Redenbacher’s, it is presently owned by ConAgra

Everyone’s welcome to leave a comment—agree or disagree!

Links for this episode:
“Voters Describe Trump As ‘Idiot’ and ‘Liar’ in Disastrous – New Poll” – By Adam K. Raymond Levitz, New York Magazine
“High crimes and misdemeanours” – Arthur’s blog post that quotes the second paragraph of Don’s letter firing Comey
“Wisconsin’s Voter-ID Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes in 2016 (Trump Won by 22,748)”The Nation
“The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution”Wikipedia (a good overview
’I thought it would be easier’ – Arthur’s blog post in which he wonders if Don was hinting at resigning
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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2PL001 – Women’s March Reflections

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2PP-Lite_Album_art-1400x1400Welcome to the first 2Political Lite! These will be a series of shorter podcasts made by only one of us, and usually on one topic. It may be something we want to talk about in more depth, or even things that just aren’t suited to the regular 2Political Podcast.

In this first Lite episode, Jason tells us about his experience of the Women’s March in Washington, DC—what he saw and did, as well as a bit on its importance. This is the “colour commentary” we mentioned in episode 122.

The photo above is from Jason, who has posted many more to his blog (link below).

Everyone’s welcome to leave a comment—agree or disagree!

Links for this episode:
Jason’s blog posts about the Women’s March (includes photos)
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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2PP122 – 31 January 2017

2PP_Album_art 1400x1400Two episodes in one month, posted around 24 hours after recording, and this episode is a reasonable length—where are the real Arthur and Jason?!

Just kidding—it really is us back so soon. We’re impressed by the level of protests. Is there something else going on, though? Today’s is a wide-ranging discussion eventually leading to talk about reforming the Electoral College and making it easier to vote, not harder. We even have comments! Jason closes out this episode with a non-political anecdote.

Watch out for the first 2Political Lite, coming soon to this podcast feed! (subscribers to the podcast will get them automatically)

Correction: Arthur misspoke: He took Chuck Schumer to task for promoting a “Top-Two Primary”, not for advocating awarding Electoral Votes by Congressional District. Coincidentally, however, the better solution to both would be the Alternative Vote.

Everyone’s welcome to leave a comment—agree or disagree!

Links for this episode:
“Trump’s Executive Orders Were Brought to You by Breitbart” – By Eric Levitz, New York Magazine
“US travel ban – Why these seven countries” – By Jack Goodman, BBC News (setting the record straight about what happened in the Obama years)
“GOP Maintains Edge in State Party Affiliation in 2016” – Gallup
”Trump Sets New Low Point for Inaugural Approval Rating” – Gallup
“Fixing the Electoral College” – Arthur’s blog post about reforming the Electoral College, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, and more
Jason’s blog posts about the Women’s March
“Monday’s Dusting of Snow” – Jason’s blog post he mentioned at the end of the podcast, and also this one: “More of Monday’s Dusting of Snow”
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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2PP121 – 10 January 2017

2PP_Album_art 1400x1400We’re back!!

This is like the 2Political Podcasts episodes of old, one topic leads to another in a meandering path, much as we’ve done our entire lives. Lots of chatting about the things currently being talked about as the new regime nears its beginning. I decided against splitting this episode into two.

Everyone’s welcome to leave a comment—agree or disagree!

Links for this episode:
“We all make plans” – Arthur’s blog post about his healthcare adventure
“Getting the Retaining Wall Fixed” – Jason’s blog post on his retaining wall issue
”Meryl Streep strips the bark off Trump” – the Washington Post column by Jennifer Rubin that Jason mentioned
“States of delusion: The Rightwing’s latest nutty obsession” – Arthur’s blog post about the Rightwing wanting to discount large urban areas form election results
Jason’s Zoolights blog posts
“The Definitive Sign the Holidays are Over” – Jason’s blog post he mentioned at the very end of the podcast
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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2PP Announcement – 16 December 2016

2PP_Album_art 1400x1400This is just a quick update to say we’re returning in January. We’re also going to do some short commentary from time to time, and those will be part of the normal podcast feed, so you won’t need to do anything to get them.

Thanks for your patience—catch up in the new year!

Meanwhile:
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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