Start Me Up with Kimberley A. Johnson

Hosted by blogger and author Kimberley A. Johnson.'Start Me Up' isn't just any other podcast. I'm willing to call BS when I see it and I don't care if it's coming from a rightwinger or a self-professed bleedingheart liberal. I'm not always politically correct and I'm a huge fan of loose talk and salty language. Sarcasm is guaranteed and political correctness will be at a minimum. This podcast is for anyone who wants to listen to compelling conversations with a variety of guests about current events and controversial topics.

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Start Me Up: Democratic Candidate Josh Remillard
Veteran Josh Remillard is a Democrat running against Republican Madison Cawthorn in North Carolina. Josh has described Cawthorn as "uniquely dangerous." He noted Cawthorn has called for a civil and holy war. We had a great conversation about his candidacy--why he's running and why he thinks he has what it takes to win. He, like many other Democratic candidates, is moved to run for office because of Trumpism and the January attack on the nation's Capitol. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Greg Olear
Greg Olear is back again for another rousing political conversation. We spent a lot of time talking about Merrick Garland, Steve Bannon; possible federal investigations into the 1/6 insurrection and why Garland has to go after the big fish. We also discussed why Biden is a great POTUS and more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Allison Gill of Mueller, She Wrote
Allison Gill is the host of Mueller, She Wrote, and The Daily Beans podcasts. She's a veteran, Ph.D., and a former federal government executive, she’s a comedian, author, and staunch advocate for the resistance. Topics: Allison fills us in on what she knows about Pence and his staff being locked out of their offices in the Capitol during the insurrection; A 1/6 insurrectionist was sentenced more than three years for punching a cop and what that means for the ongoing investigation; there is a lot to be hopeful about concerning Garland and why Democrats and Independents must assume a winning attitude! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Buzz Burbank
You all know Buzz Burbank from the Bob Cesca podcast. Today, he's all mine!!  Topics: The VA & NJ elections last week; Buzz runs down the long list of Biden administration accomplishments so far; kids are getting vaccinated and there are now effective anti-viral pills to treat COVID; Garland, Bannon and DOJ; news media's poor handling of "wokeness" and much more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Marcus Flowers
Marcus Flowers is the Democrat running to defeat Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in Georgia’s 14th District. Flowers has spent his entire career defending the United States. First – he served as an active duty member of the US Army, followed by more than 20 years as a contractor or official for the State Department and Department of Defense. Read more about him HERE. Topics: Why he's running; Marjorie T Greene and her role in the 1/6 insurrection; how the nation heals after the insurrection; Democrats & messaging; emboldened racists; what Marcus feels is the most pressing issue Dems face and so much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Sarah Wood
Show Topics: Sinema is hostile towards her own party; Democrats need to find the enthusiasm to vote; Merrick Garland gave us some hope today and Dave Chapelle's comments on the trans community. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Jody Hamilton
Jody Hamilton is back!  For those not aware, Jody is Carol Burnett's daughter, I was an actress in Los Angeles and was on Days Of Our Lives for seven years. We take listener questions about the Hollywood experience and then we talk about politics: two insurrectionist organizers have been talking to Rolling Stone and naming Congress members who planned 1/6; Steve Bannon in contempt and the awful tragedy on the set of the film "Rust." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Jo From Jersey
Jo from Jersey joined me today. She's the co-host of the Shut Up Tabbouleh podcast with publicist and all-around nice man, Danny Derany! Jo is a lot of fun and she's a political junkie. Topics: Manchin allegedly has a strategy in place to leave the Democratic Party unless he gets his way with the infrastructure bill; the 1/6 committee unanimously voted Steve Bannon is in contempt, and Jo and I make our predictions; COVID vaccines for kids are almost here and what that means for all of us...and more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Cheri Jacobus
Cheri Jacobus is back after a long break! We discussed the good health news she recently got and then we talked politics: Colin Powell died from COVID and how the right is using his death as a political opportunity, Dems are not in disarray but they could do better; Steve Bannon is about to go through some things and WTF DOJ? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Democratic Candidate Bruno Amato
Bruno Amato has been a working actor for the past 20 years and is a proud member of the SAG/AFTRA union. He's a Democrat running against Kevin McCarthy in California’s 23rd District. We talked a little about his acting career and current projects he's working on and a lot about current events. We discussed where he is in his candidacy; the pace of the 1/6 committee, Kevin McCarthy's flip-flop on the insurrection; the importance of passing the voting bills and we also talked about MAGAs who want another Civil War. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Amanda Sowards
Writer and friend Amanda Sowards is back! Topics:  cashing in on being a Never-Trumper; impatient voters & 1/6 subpoenas; general current events and a bit of the existential.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Mary Trump
Mary Trump is back to talk about her latest book The Reckoning as well as other current events. We discussed how racism has shaped this country and how it correlates to the ascension of her uncle Donald. We also talked about the part news media plays into the GOP narrative; we will never heal unless we face our racist reality and make up for it & we have to hold powerful people, who break laws, accountable. I asked my followers to pose questions and Mary answered them. (Not all because there were a lot.) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Greg Olear
Greg Olear is back! We discussed where national and global politics are headed; Facebook is eroding public discourse and it MUST be regulated; there is hope for democracy but it requires real effort from all of us.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Jody Hamilton
Jody Hamilton is back! Topics: The new R1 COVID variant; Republicans are creating a new crop of candidates who actually believe the lies and right-wing propaganda; That WaPo article stating we are in a constitutional crisis now; what we have to be hopeful about and more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Lincolns Bible
Stephanie A.K.A. Lincoln's Bible (on Twitter) is the host of The World Beneath podcast. She's a fascinating guest and our conversation centered around Russia and how decades ago, Russian mobsters infiltrated American politics. It's the podcast Glenn Greenwald doesn't want you to hear! We also address how we can save democracy-it will require hard work and swift, bold action but it can be done. Great show! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Steph Walton
Steph Walton returns! We're good friends, so when we chat, we have fun and go all over. Today we talked about COVID,  the Oct 2 women's march, 2022 and so many other topics. It's kind of like listening to a phone conversation between the two of us. I love Steph!  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Sex Positive OB/GYN Dr. Leah Torres
Topics: Dr. Torres talked about the dangers of misinformation surrounding the "abortion reversal pill"; the Texas reproductive coercion law that decides when people can get healthcare; most hormone studies are done on men and applied to women; most patients do not feel regret or remorse after having an abortion and why inclusive language matters. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Billy Baldwin
Actor and Democrat Billy Baldwin joined me to discuss politics. We had some fun at the start of the show talking about his wife Chynna and her YouTube show California Preachin' but it soon turned into a political discussion. Topics: Biden's bold leadership; where Billy thinks the country is headed; family and friends who drink the MAGA kool-aid; finding common ground in a politically divided country; abortion rights and so much more. Such a great conversation! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Christopher Bouzy
Christopher Bouzy is a serial entrepreneur, software engineer, and political maven and he’s the founder and CEO of Bot Sentinel. It’s a free platform developed to detect and track trollbots and untrustworthy Twitter accounts. We talked about how the site works and how anyone using social media can benefit from using it. Topics: Kids going back to school in the middle of a raging, deadly pandemic; idiots taking Ivermectin; GOP is evil, but will their strategy of death work for or against them in the 2022 midterms, Texas is setting a frightening precedent for abortion as well as voter suppression. All that and so much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Michael J. Stern
USA Today opinion columnist and former Justice Department prosecutor Michael J. Stern is back! Topics: The dreadful SCOTUS decision to allow Texas to ban abortion after 6 weeks; Kevin McCarthy doesn't want anyone seeing his phone records, cancel culture and much more! A great show today! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Greg Olear
Greg Olear is back! Topics: Biden is doing the right thing re: Afghanistan and COVID and he's not concerned with what the GOP fascists are saying about him; the right's horrid COVID narrative is backfiring; breakthrough cases are worrisome; there is hope for a Biden re-election and MORE! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Scott Dworkin
Scott Dworkin of the Democratic Coalition. Scott offered up a realistic and hopeful narrative about what to expect from Democrats as well as voters. Topics: the reaction to Biden pulling out of Afghanistan and how it will be viewed through the lens of history; the GOP nominee; DeSantis is not doing well in the polls; Pelosi is the baddest of badasses and so much more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Jody Hamilton
Jody Hamilton is back! Topics discussed: The California recall election (vote no); homelessness problem in Los Angeles has gotten much worse in the last few years; LA is also humid now (climate change); what the FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine will mean for public safety; the possible strategy to get both voting rights bills passed and lots more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Cliff Schecter
Cliff Schecter, along with John Aravosis, is the co-host of the UnPresidented Podcast. Topics: Taliban and GOP are not so different; Biden's decision to pull out of Afghanistan; vaccinated Republican hypocrites continue pushing COVID propaganda and thousands of people (mostly in red states) are sick and dying; vaccine mandates and a third booster has been approved! All that and more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Author Mia Bloom
Author Mia Bloom's latest book Pastels and Pedophiles: Inside the Mind of QAnon was the main topic of discussion. We talked about: The women of Q, Q in the military, who's most vulnerable to the conspiracy theory, what role Q played in the Capitol attack, how to help someone out of the cult and so much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Justin Rosario - The Banter
Justin Rosario is a die-hard Democrat and he writes for The Banter. Today we talked about the shameful Republican response to COVID...it's sheer lunacy and it's killing our children but they don't care; we have to pass the voting bill or we could easily lose democracy. We also talked discussed what it would be like if the white nationalists take over. Definitely a spirited conversation. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Kurt Bardella
Kurt Bardella is an advisor to the DCCC and a contributor to The Los Angeles Times as well as USA Today. He's a former Republican who's now a Democrat. We talked about his political evolution and then we went into current events: Republicans are killing their base with COVID disinformation and how that will impact the 2022 midterm elections; how Democrats should be messaging now; Trump's legal woes and how they might play out and Fox "News" is fully embracing and promoting autocracy. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Grant Stern of Occupy Democrats
Grant Stern is the author of Meet The Candidates 2020, he's the Executive Editor of Occupy Democrats, a radio broadcaster and he writes two national news columns: The Washington Press (Occupy Democrats) and The Stern Facts. Topics: COVID and the Delta variant; DeSantis is dangerous; Russia has deep ties with Republicans going back decades and what lies ahead for 2022 and 2024. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Fred Wellman (Lincoln Project)
Fred Wellman is the Executive Director of The Lincoln Project. We talked about what changed, what hasn't, and how they will proceed moving forward. Fred and I also covered where the GOP is headed, what it will take for Dems to hold onto and build power and we both enjoy seeing the right-winders tear each other apart. A good show! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Brooklyn Dad Defiant
Majid M. Padelan A.K.A. Brooklyn Dad Defiant is back!. He's the author of The Liddle'est President and he's funny, authentic, and a great conversationalist. Topics: COVID; the Delta variant, Ron DeSantis' poll numbers are rising; Dems & the voting bill; Merrick Garland and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Allison Gill - Host of Mueller, Sh...
Allison Gill is the host of Mueller, She Wrote, and The Daily Beans podcasts. She's a veteran, Ph.D., and a former federal government executive, she’s a comedian, author, and staunch advocate for the resistance.  Topics: The Tom Barrack indictment; Merrick Garland's role as AG; more indictments to come; Biden's strategy; 2022, GOP now seeing God with the COVID vaccine and so much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Greg Olear
Greg Olear is back! Topics: What may or may not be going on with Merrick Garland and the DOJ's choice not to go after criminals during the Trump presidency; the Russian leak about 2016 and why it happened, and GOP is doesn't want their base vaccinated. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Noel Casler
Comedian Noel Casler is back! I absolutely adore him. Topics: A case against Trump corp is not enough, prosecutors need to go after the man--but will they? Wisselberg will not turn on Donald but Ivanka might; Putin still has a dog in this fight to destroy American democracy and Donald is still useful him; be very afraid of Ron DeSantis; the upcoming elections and the importance of staying informed but also finding time to experience joy. Another great conversation with Noel! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Christian Picciolini
Christian Picciolini is an award-winning television producer, a public speaker, author of the book Breaking Hate Confronting The New Culture Of Extremism, peace advocate, and a former violent extremist. After leaving the hate movement he helped create during his youth in the 1980s and 90s, he began the painstaking process of making amends and rebuilding his life.  Christian told the story of how he was recruited into the white supremacy movement and shared what it's like on the inside. He also explained the techniques he currently uses to pull people out. He's a fascinating man and offers much insight into the world of neo-Nazis. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Jody Hamilton
Jody Hamilton is back! Topics discussed: Will Wisselberg flip? Will Trump go to prison? Clyburn said they may have to subpoena; the climate is freaking out...and after we talked politics we had some fun! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Actor Jeff Kober
Jeff Kober is an actor, a Vedic meditation coach, and a photographer. You've seen him in dozens of movies and TV shows including China Beach, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, and General Hospital. We talked about his early years in Montana, his first paid acting gig, as well as his roles in various movie and television projects. We also discussed his passion for Vedic meditation. What a delightful man and such a fun interview! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Steph Walton
Steph is Back! We catch up and talk about how COVID affected us; we get into rape culture; we discuss women's hormones and how the stress of the political climate is not healthy. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Kirk Acevedo
Actor Kirk Acevedo is back for another rousing political conversation. Topics: Democrats have to be unified if we want to beat the fascists, and Kirk emphasizes the importance of the Democratic outreach to Latino voters. Such a good and important conversation--and it's extra fun because Kirk is endlessly entertaining! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Christopher Bouzy
Christopher Bouzy is a serial entrepreneur, software engineer, and political maven and he’s the founder and CEO of Bot Sentinel. It’s a free platform developed to detect and track trollbots and untrustworthy Twitter accounts. We talked about how the site works and how anyone using social media can benefit from using it. Topics: The threat to democracy political grifters/paid actors such as Candace Owens and that annoying "socialist" pose; Manchin might be softening and Christopher has a much-needed hopeful message about 2022. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Ben Cohen
The Banter's Ben Cohen and I touched on a variety of issues but the overall theme was about the current state of democracy and where it's headed. We still have time to save it. There is still hope and Ben and I talk about what can be done, but that time is running out. Listen and share your thoughts. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Author/Lawyer Teri Kanefield
Teri Kanfield returns and today we talked about taking a reasonable pragmatic view of what's happening in American politics. Because Republicans are breaking rules and cheating to win, many voters are understandably fearful of a fascist takeover. Teri acknowledges the danger but offers constructive and productive advice on dealing with that fear. She explains why voters should not allow it to lead to inaction--that we can use the fear to motivate us in a positive way. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Jared Yates Sexton
Jared is a political analyst and author. Today we talked about the real threat of fascism in the United States and how all of us have been gaslit by the GOP. The white supremacist fascists know what they're doing and they're in it to win in--and unless all the folks who want to save the country make an effort, the country will be lost. Despite the doomsday description I just offered, please keep in mind Jared offers us some hope. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Anti-Racism Educator Tim Wise
Antiracism educator and author Tim Wise returns! Topics: systematic racism; white supremacy and our current government; the influence our (diverse) pop culture has on the issue of racism and we finished with Tim talking about (white) guilt v. taking responsibility. Such a good chat! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Tara Dublin
Tara Dublin is a writer, a former DJ, a voiceover actress and known on Twitter for being an in-your-face badass activist. She's also a contributor to the political blog HillReporter. We had a fantastic conversation about her years in radio and her experience of speaking the truth online and slaying Twitter trolls, We talked about her many, many encounters with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), feminism, and all kinds of other fun stuff. We did get in some political talk, too. Take a listen. We had a lot of fun. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Sarah Wood
Writer Sarah Wood returns! Show Topics: Trump and COVID19 changed America forever; Republicans want to kill democracy and Democratic leaders need a more effective strategy; Manhattan DA has convened a Grand Jury that is expected to decide whether to indict Donald Trump; GOP is killing reproductive freedom and so much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Jody Hamilton
Jody Hamilton, the host of the From The Bunker podcast is back! We had some fun chatting it up but we did fit in some political conversation about COVID and statutory rape! Lots of stuff packed into this entertaining show! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Amanda Sowards
Writer and friend Amanda Sowards is back and today we talk about COVID, single-payer healthcare, abortion, gay/slut-shaming and some fun stuff, too. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Greg Olear
Greg Olear is back! His must-read article Tinker, Tailor Mobster, Trump talks about Donald Trump being a confidential informant! What a read! We discussed that as well as Liz Cheney possibly running in 2024, the current state and fate of the GOP, and much more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Artist Adam Stone
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Start Me Up: Ben Cohen - Editor of 'The Banter'...
Ben Cohen, the editor of The Banter, joins me to talk about politics and what it was like to have a toddler during COVID. (In case: this show was recorded in advance and I may have said on the podcast that it would be released on a different date. If so, please ignore.) Ben is an awesome guest and we had a great time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Election Analyst Rachel Bitecofer
Rachel Bitecofer is a political scientist and an elections analyst. She's also a badass.  Topics: The discouraging Census news; what Democrats have to do to win this "war" with Republicans. Rachel talks about her project StrikePac.com and how voters can help her fight that war. Really good stuff in this interview. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Greg Olear
Greg Olear is back! YAY! Topics: Some people who are afraid of side effects are skipping the second dose of the vaccine; Biden's first 100 days (he's kicking ass); Greg has an interesting take on who the 2024 GOP nominee might be and it's not Trump; there is reason to hope and Merrick Garland will likely be a very effective AG. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Author/Lawyer Teri Kanefield
See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Sarah Wood
Show Topics: The trial of Derek Chauvin came to a close; cops are still murdering unarmed black Americans; the debate over "Defund" the police slogan, and how electing Democrats is the only way we will see progress. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Eric Garland
Eric Garland is an Intelligence analyst and strategist. He's the host of the Game Theory Today Podcast and we had a lot of fun! Topics: Traitors are going to prison; why Democrats have reason to hope.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Sex Positive OB/GYN Dr. Leah Torres
Dr. Leah Torres is a sex-positive OB/Gyn promoting high-quality care and evidence-based medicine. Topics: Sex positivity; the best approach when talking to children about sex; what it's like being a doctor who performs abortions (in red states) and so much more!  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Jody Hamilton
Jody Hamilton, the host of the From The Bunker podcast is back! Topics: Covid vaccines, Los Angeles, earthquakes, kittens, Matt Gaetz and the future of the GOP. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Chris Hahn
Chris Hahn is a progressive pundit and the host of the Aggressive Progressive.  He also hosts a syndicated radio show and works as a  political consultant and attorney based in New York. He has made numerous national television appearances on a variety of political, pop culture and public policy topics. Topics: Matt Gaetz (is toast); GOP is dying; the future of Roe v. Wade, expanding the courts, Trump/prison; vaccines and dads talking to their daughters about sex. So much fun today! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Democratic Candidate & Actor Bruno...
Bruno Amato has been a working actor for the past 20 years and is a proud member of the SAG/AFTRA union. He's a Democrat running against Kevin McCarthy in California’s 23rd District. We talked about his military service, his time as an ironworker, his acting career and why he decided to challenge Kevin McCarthy. We both had a really good time and you will, too if you listen! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Melissa Walker
Melissa Walker is an author of 10 novels for young adults and children. A former magazine editor, she now enjoys gathering people together to share stories about how they can pool their resources and change the balance of power in state legislatures.  Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times and Teen Vogue. We talked about how voters can make a massive impact by joining forces with friends and family and focusing on state reps. Local politics has an enormous effect on laws that affect our lives and it's easier than you may think to make a real, positive difference. No matter how politically informed you may be, there's probably something in this show you may not be aware of. Information is power!  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Jared Yates Sexton
Jared is a political analyst and author. We had a productive conversation about white supremacy and how it's taken over the Republican Party--and how abortion plays a role. Jared offers important insights as well as ways to combat it -- good news!  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59 min
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Start Me Up: Andrew Laufer, Esq
Andrew Laufer is a Civil Rights attorney and he specializes in Police Brutality, False Arrest, Malicious Prosecution. Topics: There's a decent chance Trump lands in prison.  Junior is likely in trouble, too. Tucker Carlson is a white supremacist; Candace Owens is a grifter and Andrew weighs in on what will happen with our beloved democracy. Such a great conversation!  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
61 min
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Start Me Up: Amanda Sowards
Writer Amanda Sowards returns for more lively discussion on the world's most pressing issues. (yes, I'm sarcastic.) Topics: Things are opening up, there's light at the end of the COVID tunnel but getting back to a new version of normal is kinda weird. Patriarchy palooza: Andrew Cuomo and the debate about whether he should step down, Woody Allen is a repugnant child rapist and American culture still allows pedophiles, rapists and predators to get away with all of it--and get standing ovations. Amanda and I like to talk and we sure had a lot to talk about today! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: John Pavlovitz
John Pavlovitz is a writer, pastor, and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina. In the past four years, his blog Stuff That Needs To Be Said has reached a diverse worldwide audience. Topics: the overall political climate...how people are feeling and what needs to be done; political fatigue; combating white supremacy, how to handle MeToo when politicians are accused of sexual misconduct, and more! I love comments. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
47 min
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Start Me Up: Brooklyn Dad Defiant
Majid M. Padelan A.K.A. Brooklyn Dad Defiant is back!. He's the author of The Liddle'est President and he's funny, authentic, and a great conversationalist. Topics: Racist Royals; white supremacy is rising all over the globe; $15min wage; the Democrats passed a massive relief bill and much, much more!  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
61 min
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Start Me Up: Sarah Wood
Sarah Wood is back and we had fun! Topics: Is it cancel culture or consequence culture? Either way, it is capitalism at work. What will happen to the Republican Party--will they split or unify? There was a failed coup...could a successful coup be next? Democrats need to work on selling the party values and so much more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Start Me Up: Cheri Jacobus
Cheri Jacobus is a nationally recognized political strategist who used to be a moderate Republican but switched to Independent when Trump got the Republican nomination. She's a pundit, a writer, a podcaster, and the executive producer of "America Reads The Mueller Report." Topics: Finding an appointment for the COVID vaccine is like the Hunger Games; the future of the GOP, CPAC's stage in the shape of a Nazi symbol; how the media is failing us, the fall of The Lincoln Project (Cheri was right about them) and Trump might go to prison.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54 min
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Start Me Up: David T-Rex Ferguson
Be a fly on the wall and listen to two friends chatting about life.
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Start Me Up: Amanda Sowards
Amanda Sowards is a writer and she's also a friend! Today's topics: Amanda has received both COVID vaccine doses and described her experience; Donald is having a really bad day; stop worrying about offending Nazis; the Allen V Farrow documentary; rape culture, and so much more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
119 min
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Abortion Debate With Libertarian Joe Walsh
A liberal feminist and a conservative Libertarian debate abortion
54 min
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Teri Kanefield
Teri always makes me feel better
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Nick Knudsen - Demcast
Political engagement is everything
48 min
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Greg Olear
Greg Olear, the author of Dirty Rubles, returns for another entertaining and informative conversation. Greg is currently writing a five-part-series about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and we discuss it, as well as Merrick Garland, this week's Senate impeachment hearing, Dominion Voting Systems is suing Fox, Giuliani, and Fox anchors, and so much more. Greg is always a good time. Also, I love comments. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
70 min
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Rebecca Sive
Rebecca Sive is the author of Vote Her In and Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide To Winning Any--Office. Show topics: the significance of having a woman serve as VP; the importance of electing women and how we can elect more; AOC was mocked and dismissed by some men on Twitter after she admitted she's been sexually assaulted, however, more and more men are calling out the sexists; how the pandemic hurts working women and what may happen as a result of next week's impeachment trial. A good show. Also, I love comments.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Jody Hamilton
Jody Hamilton, the host of the From The Bunker podcast is back! Topics: First a little fun and personal stuff and then politics. Democrats need to be bold with messaging; GOP is basically dead and Jody shares some optimism about Trump's impeachment trial next week. We always have a great time. Listen and you will, too! I love comments See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Ex-MAGA David Weissman
Former Trump supporter (now Democrat) David Weissman returns and we chatted about the latest news. He's working with the Lincoln Project and I expressed my concerns about that group. David was able to put some of my fears to rest ( at least for now). Also discussed: GOP is carrying on Trump's disastrous legacy; Trump has destroyed the GOP and now they're trying to stop the party from splitting; the importance of progressives and moderates finding common ground. David shares why he's running for office as a Democrat and why he's uniquely qualified to talk with Trump supporters.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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James Reynolds
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97 min
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Kirk Acevedo
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90 min
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Glenn Kirschner
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36 min
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Charles Johnson
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67 min
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Randy Bryce
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73 min
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Greg Olear
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49 min
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Jody Hamilton
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87 min
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Steph Walton
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60 min
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Bob Cesca
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111 min
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Danny Deraney
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90 min
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David TRex Ferguson
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75 min
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Kiersten Warren
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75 min
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John Pavlovitz
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59 min
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Jennifer Cohn
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50 min
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Greg Olear
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63 min
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Political Analyst Drexel Heard
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55 min
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Jody Hamilton
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82 min
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Climate Activist Josh Fox
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102 min
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Jody Hamilton
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107 min
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Dana Goldberg
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84 min
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Texas Dem Candiate Hank Gilbert
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81 min
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Chrissy Stroop
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99 min
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Malynda Hale
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75 min
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Greg Olear
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73 min