The Uninformed States of America

The Uninformed States of America

Is your brain overwhelmed by politics? Would you like to skip the BS and have your facts broken down? Welcome to The Uninformed States of America Podcast with host Mike Riley. A show that is considered the safe-space for the uninformed. New Episodes of #TheUSAPodcast every other Wednesday.


April 1, 2021 60 min
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Episode 154

Tonight is the night. Tonight is the night that we announce the winner of the first Riley Now University Fund contest. One lucky college student will when $500 to go towards their college expenses tonight. We want to thank every single student who submitted an essay concerning the student debt crisis and for listening to episode 151. Listen in to see if you are the winner.

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Episode 153 March 17, 2021

Infrastructure is not often considered a sexy topic, but it is a topic that is extremely vital to the progress of America. Jackson, Mississippi is currently facing a water crisis due to their failing infrastructure. When Jackson was hit a couple of weeks ago by a severe storm, their infrastructure was not up to date and this left many of Jackson's resident...
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Many Americans know that black history plays a key role in the American story, however, often times this black history is taught from an indistinct perspective. In episode 152, Mike speaks with Professor Joyice Robinson about how dissecting black history can help us reframe our perspective on its significance to not only American history, but world history. Prof Joyice Robinson, is an ...
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Tonight, on The USA Podcast hosted by Mike Riley, we take an in depth look into what is the student loan debt crisis in the United States. Mike brings on a special guest, Jay, who has first-hand experience of working in the student loan industry. Jay educates Mike Riley and his audience about how student loans work, what the consequences of education debt can be on the country, the prospects of debt-free college and what we can do ...
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The Vaccine Situation Conversation Part 2 w/ Anne Heiner
We continue our discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine on this episode of The USA Podcast. Mike Riley speaks with a physician’s assistant who works in an urgent care center in rural Oregon about some of the myths and questions people may have surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. With the swearing in of a new administration today, this could be a chance to move forward and finally...
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Ep 149

The Vaccine Situation Conversation with Dr.Catherine Fuller, MD

In this episode of the USA podcast, Mike Riley speaks with a physician about the ins and outs of The COVID 19 Vaccine. Catherine Fuller, MD, is a Physician whose practice is clinical immunology, allergy and asthma. Many people have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Trust in the vaccine is very low among...
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The Blue Peach Movement with Daniel Blackman
All eyes are on the State of Georgia right now as Americans prepare for the game-changing special elections taking place on January 5, 2021. While everyone seems to be focused on The Senate races, there are other races happening in Georgia on the same ballot that will do more to affect the local climate in the state. One of these impor...
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In this episode Mike talks about all of the different ways Donald Trump is trying to “salt the fields,” or “burn down the house” & make things very difficult for the Joe Biden administration. What is Donald Trump's plans to ensure that Joe Biden will not have a successful presidency?

Also, in this episode Mike goes over his theory of why Democrats performed so bad in the dow...
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Ep 146Now that the presidential election this is pretty much in the bag , and Joe Biden is the new president elect, there is another large prize that the Democrats need to obtain. This price is the two Senate seats up for grabs in the state of Georgia. All eyes are on Georgia right now. This runoff election will determine if The Republicans can keep the Democrats at Bay when Joe Biden ta...
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This is a special post-election episode of theUSAPodcast

Well the election has come, but it has not gone.
The showdown between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is still in the midst, as ballots are still being counted and a winner has not yet been declared. There was anticipation for this especially from Mike Riley, who is going to be breaking down what took place during one of the bigges...
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The election is only days away (This is It!) and many citizens in The US are looking at not only who the next POTUS will be, but also which districts in the country will flip either blue or red. Texas happens to be one of the states that many feel is going blue in 2020 and candidates like Dr. Lia Welch, who is running to turn Texas’ 12th congressional district blue, is the reason why. D...
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One of the more serious ballot initiatives that will appear on the ballot in CA this November is Prop 17, which will allow those who are on parole to be able to vote in CA. Voter rights and voter suppression have long been brought up around this debate and this November the people of CA will get the chance to decide if those who are trying to gain their way back into soci...
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In this episode, Mike speaks with recording artist Amberlin about her new song “Golden Rule” and what she feels is the golden rule we need to apply as a society to make true progress in the world. Go to and

The Washington Filibusters
So what the hell is a filibuster exactly? The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has not only left an empt...
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Episode 142
Reforming the police and changing our criminal justice system are some of the biggest issues that are at the forefront of this November Election. Many Americans around the country are going to be looking to the District Attorneys around The USA to usher in this reform. On this episode of TheUSAPodcast, Mike speaks with Mimi Rocha who is running to be District Attorney in West...
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The Supreme Court has been called America’s most powerful, least accountable government institution, and all throughout American history there have been countless people who have been trying to change it. In this episode, we speak with Gabe Roth who is The Executive Director of Fix the Court, an organization who has made it their mission to change The United States Supreme Court. Mike will be asking Mr. Roth about why The SCOTUS sh...
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As COVID still remains a problem and the economic engines of the country continue to slow down, many are beginning to fear that there will be an influx of homelessness in a State already inundated by the issue. But before COVID-19, places like LA and San Francisco had already been experiencing record rates of homelessness. In the midst of all of this are organizations such as The ...
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Tonight on #theUSApodcast we speak with Eliza Orlins who is running to be the next District
Attorney in Manhattan NY. The recent movements across the nation to ameliorate police
departments and usher in criminal justice reform have sparked many to seek changes in
leadership. Many feel as if changing those who have let misconduct fester will FINALLY change
criminal justice for the better. This is especially true in the Manhattan Distric...
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Episode 138
The recent events that have been taking place in the US have motivated and energized many people to finally want to get informed, get involved and make a change. However many people, especially young, have no clue where to start. Even more, many feel as if their voices are too tiny to be heard. That is where Jessica Burnquist comes in. Jessica Burnquist is the director o...
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TheUSAPodcast Episode 137 with Mike Riley

In this episode Mike digs into how the whole world is beginning to reject the ideals, principles and customs of systemic racism in the wake of the George Floyd killing. Many States are even going as far as removing their relics that pay homage to the old Confederacy which many see as a monument to America's racist past. But not all are on board with this concept. Donald Trump is not inte...
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TheUSAPodcast Ep 136

Tonight is a special edition of the USA podcast. With all that has been going on in the country surrounding the protest of George Floyd’s death, as well as the practice of police brutality in this country,  it has shaken things to its core. Many people feel that enough is enough and the time to move forward has come. But in the midst of all of the turmoil and chaos, there is much confusion about where to...
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