Heard Tell

Heard Tell

Turning down the noise of what we are hearing in the news cycle, social media, and the discourse while turning up the information on culture, politics, and the issues of the day with knowledgeable guests and grown folk discussion. Hosted by Andrew Donaldson.

Episodes

January 18, 2024 43 mins

Your Heard Tell Show for January 18th, 2024 is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by talking about the GOP primary not being over, because it was never a primary in anything but name in the first place as Donald Trump crushes in Iowa and is cruising to the Republican presidential nomination. We update folks on why there hasn't been a Heard Tell in a while, what i...

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On this Heard Tell Good Talks, our guest is returning friend of the program and Deputy Director of the Consumer Choice Center Yaël Ossowski who hashes out aliens - or at least the new nomenclature of UAPs as opposed to UFOs - with a skeptical host Andrew, why the US government is doing some different and interesting things in this field, how other worldwide governments are responding, what we should and should not worry about in th...

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On this Heard Tell Good Talks, our guest is John McCumber, who returns to Heard Tell to talk about the current discourse over financial planning, careers, and retirement from the POV of someone who did the "sell everything and move to Florida" thing after several successful careers. John not only was part of the more than 4 million folks that retired and dropped out of the workforce during COVID, but is also part of the mil...

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Your Heard Tell Show for Thursday, November 9th, 2023 is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by talking about the 3rd GOP presidential primary debate as host Andrew reviews the five candidates, what they said, how they behaved, watching the debate with a teenager, and what it all means as Iowa draws near. Our friend Sarah Montalbano of the Alaska Policy Forum returns ...

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Your Heard Tell Show for Thursday, November 2nd, 2023 is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by talking about how we can use the 2023 election results - and more specifically the coverage there of - to calibrate our news media and social media intact leading up to the 2024 election. Sarah Anderson of R Street Institute returns to Heard Tell talks about her piece in Re...

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Your Heard Tell Show for Monday, November 6th, 2023 is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by taking about that Joe Biden poll that had the talking heads and chattering classes in overdrive, how to parse out what is/isn't a good poll, how the different factions of the Democratic Party came to propel President Biden to the White House in the first place, and what d...

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Your Heard Tell Show for Monday, November 6th, 2023 is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by taking the entirety of today's program to talk about mental health. Our friend Dr. Katie Gordon returns to guide us through how our news media and social media not only affects our mental health, but how being serious about our mental health means being aware and curating...

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Your Heard Tell Show for Thursday, November 2nd, 2023 is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by talking about how crisis clarifies, and how we should be using our news media and social media feeds to judge the actions that political leaders, pundits, and everyone else when it really matters. Then, now that Halloween is over, time to deal with the folks who insist Chri...

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Your Heard Tell Show for Tuesday, October 31th, 2023 is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by talking about the latest narrative in the 2024 GOP primary coverage - that Nikki Haley is surging and fighting Ron DeSantis for 2nd place - is missing the point of what is actually going on as Donald Trump continues to dominate polling and the Republican Party at large. Then...

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On this Heard Tell Good Talks our guest is Kelli Caseman, Executive Director of Think Kids West Virginia, to talk about the long-running issues of the West Virginia CPS that started long before the recent headlines of shocking abuse cases, backlogs of neglect cases, and fights over manning and funding. Kelli and host Andrew talks about the underlying issues of the opioid epidemic and poverty, how issues in the CPS system adversely ...

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On this Heard Tell Good Talks, our guest is attorney and Ordinary Times Senior Editor Em Carpenter who uses her latest writing to lawsplain the plea deals of Sidney Powell and others in the Georgia conspiracy charges revolving around Donald Trump and the 2020 election interference of his backers and attorneys. Em talks about how these plea deals are and are not like normal ones, how they really work, and walks us through the actual...

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Your Heard Tell Show for Thursday, October 26th, 2023 is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by talking about the horrible murder of 18 people in Lewiston, Maine, the manhunt for the gunman, parsing through the unreliable early reports of breaking news, and how to start framing the discussion now before the inevitable "next time" comes around. We have a new Sp...

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Your Heard Tell Show for Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by talking about the plea deals in the Georgia trials over Donald Trump's interference in the 2020 elections, with Jenna Ellis being the latest MAGA star to say one thing in their court confession that runs counter to the years of social media posing and preening they'...

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Your Heard Tell Show for Tuesday, October 24th, 2023 is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by talking about how the current chaos on the GOP side of Congress is the result of leadership problems that run long before the current groping in the dark for a Speaker of the House. A horrific 152-car pileup in Louisiana leaves 7 dead, an apocalyptic scene of destruction, an...

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On this episode of Heard Tell Good Talks, our guest is Marcos Falcone, who joins us from Argentina to talk the current elections in that country, how the debate over fast or gradual liberalization is raging, what is the substance underneath the media hype and coverage of Javier Milei, the historical context of Argentina's perpetual economic issues, and what to watch for in the election and headlines to come.

All that and more on...

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On this Heard Tell Good Talks, our guest is Jeffery Tyler Syck who has been writing about the "Old Mistakes From The New Right'' and talks about the failure and folly of populism, explains pluralism and why diversity is a dividing line with the worst actors on the right, and why the lessons of despotic regimes and tyrants need to be applied to people everywhere who demand all power for their own purposes.

All that and mo...

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Your Heard Tell Show for Friday, October 20th, 2023 is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by talking about the very real danger in the inflammed rhetoric and escalating tensions we see from the Israel-Hamas war, rising anti-semitism, pro-Palestinian protests, and why now more than ever we should believe what folks insist on telling us, and why everyone must decided w...

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On this Heard Tell Good Talks, our friend and Iowa election expert John Deeth explains the ins and outs of the looming Iowa caucuses, does having "ground game" still matter? The reality of Trump support, how Iowa views President Biden, and how the Democratic Party is moving forward with ending the Iowa Caucuses as we've known them.

All that and more on this episode of Heard Tell.


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On this Heard Tell Good Talks, Eric Suarez joins the program to talk about the Biden's administration's latest deal with Venezuela which has some eyebrow raising concessions to the Nicolás Maduro dictatorship in exchange for loosening restrictions on Venezuelan oil. Eric explains from the perspective of being Venezuelan why this is a bad deal and a bad bet for America, the current situation politically and economically in V...

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Your Heard Tell Show for Thursday, October 12th, 2023 is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by going inside the chaos in the United States Congress with reporter Eric Garcia who breaks down the week to come in the messy GOP Speaker of the House race, can Jim Jordan get the gavel, who the players are involved, and what is coming next. Plus, Eric explains how that vira...

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