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.


March 22, 2023 107 min

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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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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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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November 22, 2021 75 min

The Kids brought the Senior Advisor, Sean Harrington back to the show to break everything down statewide and local. Giving us some much-needed answers as to how everything panned out a few weeks ago.

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November 15, 2021 53 min

So the Kids took an unplanned, extended vaca after the election, but we're back to fill you in on everything that happened from a local, regional, and statewide perspective. Also, they discuss the future of the region after the results of November 2nd.

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The Kids wanted to make sure to keep it local and that's what they did with three candidates for the first rung of the judicial system in Allegheny County, district magistrate. Although there are many MDJ races going on throughout the region, the Kids chose three highly contested races.

Hilary Wheatley Taylor, an attorney,  is repping the south with Dormont and Tony's hometown, Mt. Lebanon.  Leah Williams-Duncan,...

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October 26, 2021 56 min

Quiet and unassuming, but dedicated to justice and excellent at every stop in his career- there is a reason why refer to Judge Bruce Beemer the Tim Duncan of the judicial slate. Not to mention, a low post game and 20 ft bank shot can't be stopped. Find out how his approach to leadership helped him navigate a tumultuous time in the Commonwealth and a challenging docket on the bench. 

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October 25, 2021 61 min

A perennial student of her craft, Judge Lori Dumas looks to bring her incredible resume from the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia to the Commonwealth Court. Additionally, she explained how the Commonwealth Court works, what it does, and how it affects the normal everyday person. As a woman of the people, Judge Dumas brings a different perspective to this infamous judicial tier.

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October 22, 2021 62 min

A product of Fifth Avenue, Jessel Costa has been doing legal work since his career started fresh out of Duquesne Law School. With a diverse background, both as a public defender and attorney general, Costa shows that age is nothing but a number because he's as ready as anyone to take the bench this fall.

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October 21, 2021 76 min
From taking the District Attorney's race of 2019 by storm, Lisa Middleman has been in the spotlight in the Pittsburgh political scene. However, she didn't just appear out of nowhere. Tireless and selfless years at the Public Defender's Office readied her for the current run at the bench.

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October 19, 2021 94 min

The Kids were so excited to have the Queen of Allegheny County, also referred to as Controller Chelsa Wagner back on the show. This time the focus is on the bench, as in why Chelsa opted to run for this position, how it felt to be the top Dem vote-getter, and how she envisions the judicial system looking with herself and slate on it.

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