Just a Couple Kids

Just a Couple Kids

A couple kids from Pittsburgh, Tony Griffith & Ryan Herbinko, chatting about all things political in the region...but deviating from time to time.

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April 18, 2024 98 mins

Your boys are back kicking some knowledge about the 2024 Primary Races in Allegheny County, as well as life updates & our normal ridiculousness.

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The Kids have expanded their horizons and are going statewide on this episode. Representing Allegheny County, we have the well-versed and experienced Jill Beck to chat about her background, as well as what goes on in Harrisburg with the Superior Court and how it affects all Pennsylvanians.

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Probably the most prolific guest of the pod, the man who has polarized the District Attorney race, Matt Dugan talks shop with the Kids. We chat about his upbringing and the very influential time he spent in Allegheny County rising the ranks of the Public Defender's Office. Dugan describes the very bright future for both Allegheny County and the chief law enforcement of office of the County. 

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The Kids come at you with a brand new guest, our Democratic Nominee for Treasurer, Erica Rocchi Brusselars. From her upbringing in California to her collegiate time in Oakland, then off to Mississippi for teaching, and then back to Pittsburgh to settle in the Northside, the Kids get the full bio of Erica. As well as her dedication to the Democratic Party over her adult life. And of course, she clarifies that an actuary has nothing ...

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We need a few big wins this fall, so we're back to give you all the deets about the Democratic Candidates for the 2023 General Election. First stop is with a friendly face, who's making his return to the podcast, Mr. Patrick Sweeney. We chat about his campaigning history, as well as his secret weapon this time around, Campaign Manager, Alex Rose.

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June 30, 2023 99 mins

Ryan pulled his weight for once and reeled in two great guests to discuss the aftermath of the May Primary. The Kids are joined by the Northside Cowboy, himself, Chris Rosselot and All-Things-Politics, political strategist Miss Erin Wise. In addition to recapping the election, the conversation also discusses what we have to look forward to this fall in the General Election.

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May 16, 2023 124 mins

Surprise, we made it just in time with your Primary Election Preview Episode. We discuss 'em all, front to back and side to side. Whoever you vote for, just make sure you show up and vote!

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On The Kids' latest podcast, Darren Johnson, their professional associate joins to discuss county-wide politics, as well as gun reform and twice impeached and once indicted former president, Donald J. Trump. What makes this discussion unique is that Darren brings a fresh perspective to the table, having grown up in a different part of the country. Believe it or not, the conversation is actually rather insightful and thought-pr...

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March 22, 2023 107 mins

The Kids break down all of the countywide endorsement results, as well as the variables for every candidate to cross the finish line first in May.

Disclaimer: I know, we're late and news has happened since. However, Tony's busy during campaign SZN & Ryan can't even turn on a computer. Sorry, we'll do better next time!

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February 13, 2023 91 mins

With the Allegheny County Democratic Endorsement Candidate List locked in, the Kids discuss the field and who they believe will capture the endorsement next month. 

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The Kids are joined by their good friend from across the river to discuss all of the general election happenings.

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November 8, 2022 94 mins

Because we're not Beyonce or Taylor Swift, the dramatic, cloaked in darkness, early morning drop won't get as much attention as we'd like. It's all good, we hope we made your day (for the 17 of you who do listen). Now, go vote!

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March 28, 2022 104 mins

Former Washington County Democratic Chairman and Candidate for County Controller, Ben Bright brings an insight to the pod that we haven't seen. His experience and travel up and down the western side of Pennsylvania shows a perspective of what is going in rural PA and what we can do to expand the Dem presence outside of metropolitan areas.

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March 7, 2022 94 mins

The Kids go into no man's land and reeled in one of Ryan's neighbors from Munhall, Mayor Rob Falce. Great conversation about local government and Falce's career in both Allegheny County and in his own neighborhood.

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February 28, 2022 97 mins

This week the Kids have a candidate spotlight with Democratic Candidate for District 33 State Representative, Mandy Steele.  She brings a very diverse background to the forum where the kids talk about stormwater management, farming, and climate change issues.

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February 21, 2022 85 mins

Small town mayor with big-time plans and accomplishments! The Kids have Mayor O'Donnell on the show this week to discuss political rivals, Android phones, daily life, and much more!

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February 14, 2022 79 mins

A lifelong community advocate and incredible public defender, Patrick Sweeney is the epitome of what we look for in leadership. Pat discusses his roots crisscrossing the Commonwealth, but finally returning to the Burgh. We also delve into his relationship with the Irish community and his future in Allegheny County.

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January 31, 2022 65 mins

The Kids have a full lineup of news for you from local to state and even some Federal talk. We discuss the pay raises on city council, along with the upcoming state house races and redistricting. Additionally, the Kids chat about taxes, Supreme Court and more.

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January 18, 2022 65 mins

Invigorated after some time off from the pod (and one another) the Kids have laid out the landscape for the 2022 election cycle from local to state and back. Plus, some insight on how szn 2 is panning out!

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December 13, 2021 72 mins

The Kids take a trip down memory lane on the last episode of Season 1. A lot of chatting between Tony & Ryan regarding guests, moments, and the strenuous relationship of making a podcast.

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