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

March 1, 2024 20 mins
We speak with Marianne Williamson who has relaunched her 2024 Democratic presidential campaign to discuss why she decided to get back in the race. More information at https://marianne2024.com/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/facepalm-america--5189985/support.
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We speak with Paul Waldman about his new book, White Rural Rage, and what the media gets wrong about it. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/facepalm-america--5189985/support.
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Ieva Jusionyte, author of EXIT WOUNDS: How America’s Guns Fuel Violence across the Border, joins us to discuss her experiences as an EMT-paramedic on the US-Mexico border, the hold that gun associations have on politicans, and the influence that gun violence has on citizens.

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John Rothmann, host of Around The Political World, joins us to discuss Nikki Haley losing to Trump in the South Carolina primary, why Trump has lost most allies that would vote for him, and why the Republican Party needs to crash and burn so that it can rebuild itself better.

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We're joined by guest Mark Shayler, author of You Can't Make Money from a Dead Planet, to explore the journey towards sustainable business practices, the history of sustainability, and how to push toward a more thriving planet.

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Note: This is a reupload of an episode originally aired 8/31/23.

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Adia Harvey Wingfield, author of GRAY AREAS: How the Way We Work Perpetuates Racism and What We Can Do to Fix It , breaks down how racism can unintentionally seep into the workplace, how mandated diversity training doesn't help, and how to instead properly reduce racial disparities at work.

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February 23, 2024 17 mins
Think that billionaires are your friend? Think again, Middle Class! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/facepalm-america--5189985/support.
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Marsha Gray Hill, author of Grief and Grit(s): A Daughter's Journey of Love and Loss When the World Was Upside-Down, joins us to discuss caregiving during the pandemic and how the eldery are often forgotten about in support systems.


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We talk to JojoFromJerz, who is the host of the Are You F'ng Kidding Me podcast, about Trump's recent failures and keeping a hard grip on democracy so we don't lose it. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/facepalm-america--5189985/support.
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Jacob Heilbrunn, author of America Last: The Right's Century-Long Romance with Foreign Dictators, joins us to discuss dictators, how MAGA fell for Trump, and how the Right is drawn to what it perceives as the impressive strength of foreign dictators because it sees them as models of how to fight against liberalism and progressivism domestically.

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Happy President's Day! John Rothmann, host of Around The Political World, joins us to talk about President's Day, which presidents are worth celebrating, if Kamala Harris was President, and those who have solds their souls in the name of politics.

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Susanne Posel, host of This Week Again, joins us to talk the Trumps' family money, how the Stormy Daniels case finally has a date, and Matt Gaetz's released texts.

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"Jonathan Abernathy is a self-proclaimed loser... He’s behind on his debts, has no prospects, no friends, and no ambitions. But when a government loan forgiveness program offers him a literal dream job, he thinks he’s found his big break.

If he can appear to be competent at his new job, entering the minds of middle class workers while they sleep and removing the unsavory detritus of their waking lives from their unconscious, he migh...
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Dr. William Bronston, author of Public Hostage, Public Ransom: Ending Institutional America, unpacks the firsthand account of the horrors of Willowbrook State School, an institution which began housing the developmentally disabled population in the 1930s; The vulnerable residents were abused, starved, neglected, and the school became a known symbol of the cruel warehousing of developmentally disabled children and adults. Dr. Willia...
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John Rothmann, host of Around The Political World, joins us to discuss the future of American presidency, how certain Republicans would be rolling in their graves if they saw how the party was today, and how Trump's claims of presidential immunity mean nothing.

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Susanne Posel, host of This Week Again, joins us to talk the cost of EpiPens, why we need a better contender than Biden to aggresively take on Trump, and Republican Idaho State Rep Heather Scott is worried about cannibals... getting into burial composting?

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Grace Blakeley, journalist and author of Vulture Capitalism: Corporate Crimes, Backdoor Bailouts, and the Death of Freedom, joins us to discuss how corporate powers have used capitalism to advance their interests at the expense of the rest of us and how do we get people to think about our future and our planet's future before it's too late?

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John Rothmann, host of Around The Political World, joins us to talk about Republican antipathy towards the border bill and their backing away from international institutions.

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Susanne Posel, host of This Week Again joins us to discuss Taylor Swift and the far right-wing conspiracy theories swirling around her, Oregon Republicans, goblin butts, and so much more.

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John Padora, candidate for the 2024 Colorado Member of the US House elections, joins us to talk about the uniqueness of Colorado's forth district, the issues he wants to address such as affordable housing and groceries, and running against Lauren Boebert's antics.

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