Facepalm America

Facepalm America

Beowulf Rochlen covers the inanity and insanity of American politics and culture in the first half of the 21st century. Call or text ‪(202) 656-6271‬ any time to participate in the show! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/facepalm-america--5189985/support.

Episodes

April 29, 2024 20 mins
John Rothmann, host of Around The Political World and The Voice of San Francisco, joins us to discuss Trumpdates and Kristi Noem shooting a 14-month old dog and humble-bragging about it.

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A patriotic march based on the words of Donald Trump at a recent Pennsylvania campaign event.

"Gettysburg, what an unbelievable battle that was. It was so much, and so interesting, and so vicious and horrible, and so beautiful in so many different ways--it represented such a big portion of the success of this country. Gettysburg, wow--I go to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to look and to watch. And the statement of Robert E. Lee, who's n...
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Susanne Posel, host of This Week Again, joins us to discuss setting one's self on fire as an act of protest, FART (the acronym), and Trump... stinks. Literally.

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John Rothmann, host of Around The Political World, joins us to discuss the upcoming Trump Trial, changes in the Freedom Caucus, and a sneak peak of John's new podcast.

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Susanne Posel, host of This Week Again, joins us to discuss Trump updates with his upcoming trial, how women are continuously losing rights in this country, and some of the details of Project 2025.  

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John Rothmann, host of Around The Political World, joins us to talk Eclipse Day, updates on the war in Ukraine, and Chernobyl. 

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Guest Melissa Lane, class of 1943 Professor of Politics at Princeton, joins us to discuss her book, Of Rule and Office: Plato's Ideas of the Political and Plato's politicial philosophies. 

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John Rothmann, host of Around The Political World, joins us to discuss celebrating Easter, Joe McCarthy, and what will happen if Donald Trump is found guilty?

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Susanne Posel, host of This Week Again, joins us to discuss Amazon class-action lawsuits, marking up prices in the housing crisis, and why don't rich people have empathy?

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Gene Ludwig, head of the The Ludwig Institute for Shared Economic Prosperity, joins us to discuss 'functional unemployment', and how we can improve the well-being of middle- and lower-income Americans through economic research and education.

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March 28, 2024 3 mins
There are some great recent espisodes you can listen to while we make more.

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March 26, 2024 9 mins
Donald Trump is selling a version of the Bible called the God Bless The USA Bible in partnership with singer Lee Greenwood. You've got to here this one.

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John Rothmann, host of Around The Political World, joins us to discuss Trump's big bills and fines and upcoming court cases, Ukraine, and Boeing planes are falling apart.

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Susanne Posel, host of This Week Again, joins us this week to discuss Finland as the happiest place in the world, the hyprocrisy of Moms for Liberty, and how severe shrinklation is squeezing money out of hardworking Americans.

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We are joined by Audrianna Lewis, a Maximus call center worker and we discuss exactly why despite working for the federal government, she still cannot afford her health insurance due to her current wages and the actions being taken to fix it.

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We listen to and discuss an emotional speech earlier this week from Senator Eva Birch, describing her recent personal experience with a miscarriage and Arizona's 'cruel' laws.

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We have an amazing conversation with Stan Luther, the author of A Lifetime In The Atmosphere: A Memoir Of Flight. Written with Daniel Alrick, it tells the tale of his 96 years (so far!) at the end of World War 2, as a bomber pilot during the Cuban Missile Crisis, as a military attache in Madagascar, and much more. Buy the book here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-lifetime-in-the-atmosphere-stanley-r-luther/1144396967

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March 19, 2024 13 mins
Can it actually be that JUSTICE is being served??? A former member of the Trump administration is FINALLY serving time? I for one am celebrating, but how important is this? Let me know what you think by phone or message at 202-656-6271.

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March 19, 2024 24 mins
We speak with Joshua Green, author of The Rebels: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and The Struggle For a New American Politics,about the inside story of the uprising within the Democratic Party, the economic populists led by Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and how the financial crisis of 2008 was a trasformative event for the identity of the Democratic party.

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John Rothmann, host of Around The Political World, joins us to discuss that Trump can't pay his bills, his threats against our country with dangerous word choice, and censorship on Tiktok. 

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Twitter: @FacepalmUSA
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