The More Perfect Union

The More Perfect Union

Real debate without the hate!

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November 15, 2022 39 min
The gang discusses the midterm election results, then looks at Dave Chappelle's controversial "Saturday Night Live" monologue and the legacy of comedy club impresario Budd Friedman.
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This episode continues Kevin's conversation with LA Daily News columnist Doug McIntyre and TV producer Steve Leon as they discuss Trump's ongoing legal woes, Poland's offer to "host" U.S. nuclear weapons, how Republicans are reacting to Biden's efforts to thwart Russian imperialism, the history of American isolationism, and the role of media in today's political and cultural divide.
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This week, Kevin, Greg and AJ talk about takeaways from the final January 6 Committee hearing; Sheriff Hershel Walker, Georgia Ranger; and the second season of "The Problem with Jon Stewart." The podcast ends with a salute to our theme song composer, Alan Kuehne.
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October 7, 2022 31 min
L.A. Daily News columnist Doug McIntyre and television producer Steve Leon join Kevin to look at the the J6 Oath Keepers trial, the history of political violence in America, and Doug's unusual radio confrontation with political black-ops mastermind Roger Stone. (First of two parts.)
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September 23, 2022 37 min
On this podcast, Kevin chats with TV producer Steve Leon and TV writer Mark Rappaport about the state of the world today, including a look at Donald Trump's mounting legal troubles and how that shakes up the 2024 primary field, Putin's massive troop call-up, and whether the practice of tipping should become a thing of the past.
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September 14, 2022 32 min
The More Perfect Union kicks off its eighth season with an episode about the death of a queen, the rise of a queen consort, the death of Ken Starr and the Emmy Awards, the fall of Lindsey Graham, and the rise and death of The King, Elvis.
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August 29, 2022 49 min
The gang celebrates their 350th podcast, looking at Biden's college debt forgiveness program, the DOJ affidavit explaining the Trump raid, and the streaming TV shows She-Hulk, Welcome to Wrexham, and the new Nathan Fielder HBO series, The Rehearsal.
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August 15, 2022 46 min
On this week's podcast, Kevin welcomes TV editor Maura Corey ("Manifest" and "Kevin Can Go F*** Himself") and Open Fire personality Charles Kaminski as they discuss the Trump Mar-a-lago document raid, the improving economy going into the midterms, and the TV series "Kevin Can Go F*** Himself" and "Yellowstone."
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August 9, 2022 43 min
This week, Greg and Joe are joined by AJ Strangebrew as they relish all the good news in the world these days, including the Alex Jones verdict, Biden's huge legislative win, Kansas voters rejecting an abortion ban, and the true feel good story of the year: the long-overdue demise of Aymen al-Zawahiri.
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July 27, 2022 30 min
This week, Kevin speaks to an Armenian woman who was living in Russia during its invasion of Ukraine and gets her unique perspective about Putin, Zelensky, the reasons behind the war, the sanctions, how the Russian people see Putin, and how Russian media is presenting the facts.
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The MPU gang discusses the January 6th hearings (Greg's new favorite miniseries), the ongoing abortion debate, Jon Stewart for President, the latest Vince McMahon scandal, and new favorite binge shows, Blackish, Westworld, Dark, and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (starring Nicolas Cage).
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This week, Joe and Ward discuss the latest sports controversy that saw WWE wrestling empresario Vince McMahon fired over accusations of sexual misconduct. Yes – sexual harassment in the wrestling workplace!
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June 13, 2022 45 min
This week's show covers June Pride Month, the first January 6 hearing, the Brett Kavanaugh assasssination threat, and new entertainment releases Top Gun and Ms. Marvel.
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This week the MPU gang looks at the aftermath of the Uvaldi school shooting, the latest kerfuffles over Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais, and Kevin breaks some big news.
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May 16, 2022 41 min
This week the gang is rejoined by filmmaker Jennifer Peterson as they discuss the Buffalo mass shooting, Justice Alito's leaked decision to overturn Roe v Wade, Kendrick Lamar's new album, and the streaming TV series Our Flag Means Death, Severance, The Girl From Plainview, and The Staircase.
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This week the MPU gang discusses the White House Correspondent's Dinner, Elon Musk buying Twitter, the push for student debt forgiveness, the HBO show Winning Time (about the rise of the LA Lakers dynasty) and the new comic book superhero series, Moon Knight.
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On this week's MPU podcast, Kevin interviews his fiancée, Jessica Wallraff, about what it's like to be an international ballerina at the age of 16. It's a very personal and revealing look at the life of a young woman driven by her passions and talents, and how it led to his new novel, "Pas de Deux."
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April 11, 2022 41 min
This week's podcast looks at the latest in the Russian war on Ukraine, truths and falsehoods about the Hunter Biden laptop controversy, the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, and some thoughts about Will Smith, Louis CK, and breakout comedian Jerrod Carmichael.
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April 2, 2022 45 min
This week, AFI writer-director and animal justice advocate Jennifer Peterson joins the gang to discuss the slap heard 'round the world, plus a look at streaming series "After Life" and "Better Things," and a side-by-side analysis of West Side Story" 1 and 2. Whether you're a fan of the Robert Wise original or the Steven Spielberg remake, you'll want to hear this revealing discussion.
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March 21, 2022 43 min
This week the gang looks at the continuing war in Ukraine, the potential for a sustained new cold war, and the detention of WNBA player Brittany Griner. They also look at Covid's second birthday, the new HBO series "Minx," and the movie "Basic Instinct" at 30 years old.
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