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: Writer Sarah Wood
65 min
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Start Me Up: Gen Z Activist Victor Shi
31 min
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Start Me Up: Christopher Bouzy
70 min
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Start Me Up: Cliff Schecter - Election Day
52 min
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Start Me Up: Jay Arnold
62 min
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Start Me Up: Allison Gill of Mueller, She Wrote
34 min
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Start Me Up: The Go-Go's Kathy Valentine
60 min
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Start Me Up: Scully - Iranian/American Attorney
77 min
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Start Me Up: Democratic Strategist Simon Rosenberg
43 min
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Start Me Up: Democrats Abroad - Kat Cary
57 min
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Start Me Up: Writer Sarah Wood
50 min
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Start Me Up: Documentary Filmmaker Melissa Jo P...
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Start Me Up: Santiago Mayer
38 min
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Start Me Up: Maine Candidate Tiffany Bond
36 min
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Start Me Up: Christopher Bouzy
63 min
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Start Me Up: Glenn Kirschner
29 min
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Start Me Up: Election Analyst Rachel Bitecofer
35 min
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Start Me Up: Jeremy Newberger
57 min
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Start Me Up: Greg Olear
69 min
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Start Me Up: Nick Knudsen - DemCast
55 min
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Start Me Up: Funk Artist Freekbass
60 min
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Start Me Up: Allison Gill of Mueller, She Wrote
31 min
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Start Me Up: Law Professor Jennifer Taub
47 min
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Start Me Up: Andy Kindler
63 min
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Start Me Up: David TRex Ferguson
72 min
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Start Me Up: Brian Karem
41 min
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Start Me Up: Andy Parker
50 min
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Start Me Up: Cliff Schecter
46 min
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Start Me Up: Jody Hamilton
70 min
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Start Me Up: Author Ann Werner
59 min
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Start Me Up: Joe Dempsey
63 min
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Start Me Up: Democratic Strategist Simon Rosenb...
57 min
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Start Me Up: Elgin Charles
72 min
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Start Me Up: Criminal Justice Reporter Keri Bla...
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Start Me Up: Writer Sarah Wood
45 min
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Start Me Up: Democratic Candidate Marcus Flowers
45 min
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Start Me Up: Steph Walton
52 min
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Start Me Up: D. Earl Stephens
51 min
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Start Me Up: Chris Hahn
38 min
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Start Me Up: Cliff Schecter
61 min
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Start Me Up: Michael J. Stern
78 min
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Start Me Up: Kiersten Warren
52 min
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Start Me Up: Sarah Wood
68 min
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Start Me Up: Steph Walton
63 min
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Start Me Up: Mariah Craven
57 min
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Start Me Up: Kirk Acevedo
68 min
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Start Me Up: Cheri Jacobus
56 min
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Start Me Up: Christopher Bouzy
66 min
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Start Me Up: Election Analyst Rachel Bitecofer
32 min
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Start Me Up: Julie Lynn
75 min
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Start Me Up: Writer Sarah Wood
61 min
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Start Me Up: Steph Walton
61 min
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Start Me Up: John Fugelsang
53 min
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Start Me Up: Jody Hamilton
67 min
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Start Me Up: Allison Gill of Mueller, She Wrote
29 min
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Start Me Up: Brooklyn Dad Defiant
61 min
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Start Me Up: D. Earl Stephens
70 min
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Start Me Up: Steph Walton
72 min
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Start Me Up: John Pavlovitz
54 min
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Start Me Up: Michael J. Stern
65 min
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Start Me Up: Amanda Sowards
99 min
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Start Me Up: Andy Kindler
50 min
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Start Me Up: Ben Cohen
54 min
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Start Me Up: Writer Sarah Wood
56 min
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Start Me Up: Jay Arnold
70 min
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Start Me Up: Brian Karem
42 min
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Start Me Up: Allison Gill of Mueller, She Wrote
39 min
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Start Me Up: Jody Hamilton
86 min
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Start Me Up: Michael "TizzyEnt" Mcwhorter
83 min
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Start Me Up: Greg Olear
86 min
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Start Me Up: Michael J. Stern
Start Me Up: Michael J. Stern
66 min
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Start Me Up: Khary Penebaker
65 min
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Start Me Up: Law Professor Jennifer Taub
46 min
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Start Me Up: Mary Trump
60 min
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Start Me Up: Joe Dempsey
81 min
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Start Me Up: Jo From Jersey
79 min
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Start Me Up: Writer Sarah Wood
64 min
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Start Me Up: Funk Artist Freekbass
66 min
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Start Me Up: Allison Gill of Mueller, She Wrote
Start Me Up: Allison Gill of Mueller, She Wrote
40 min
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Start Me Up: Actress Amanda Wyss
75 min
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Start Me Up: Jaime Harrison
43 min
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Start Me Up: Chris Hahn
39 min
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Start Me Up: Ben Cohen
Ben Cohen of The Banter substack is here again and after we hear about his brand new baby and a bit of drama that followed the birth, we jump into politics for the last Start Me Up of the year! Topics: Liz Cheney brings fire and is hot after the family Trump; Ben weighs in on the likelihood of Donald behind bars; why the public push for the voting rights bill has to rapidly increase now 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.
60 min
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Start Me Up: Noel Casler
Comedian Noel Casler is back! he worked on Celebrity Apprentice with the trump family for six seasons and his first appearance on this podcast was explosive! He's not only smart and funny, he's got a unique perspective of Donald and his orbit.  Today's topics: The next coup is already in progress; DoJ/Trump/civil war; more and more chatter about passing the voting rights act; Dems/messaging and 2022and so much more! Noel rocks! 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 is back! We talked about the most current political events: Omicron; Dem strengths & weaknesses; we're up against fascists, and white supremacy, and what America will look like if Republicans take power; guns, fear, and cruelty are all the right-wingers have. 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: Laura Packard (Healthcare Advocate)
Laura Packard is an award-winning progressive digital/new media and communications strategist and a health care advocate who is also a cancer ((stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) survivor, and she credits the Affordable Care Act for saving her life. Topics: The importance of the Affordable Care Act and how the Build Back Better bill enhances protection and services; how voters can make their voices heard and why Lauren Boebert is so dangerous (in general but also in relation to healthcare. After talking with Laura, I stay on and rant for a bit on my own! 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
We love Jody Hamilton! Topics: Trump tested positive for COVID three days before his 2020 debate with Biden; Roe on the chopping block; Omicron is in the US 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.
75 min
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Start Me Up: Steve Hofstetter
Comedian Steve Hofstetter joins me to talk about politics and comedy. After learning about Steve and his life in comedy, we talked politics: the rise of white supremacy and where we're headed, Lauren Boebert is easy to mock, 2022 is not looking great for Democrats, 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.
59 min
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Start Me Up: David Pepper
David Pepper returns! He's an author and the former chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. We discussed his latest book, Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines. David outlines what's wrong, what's trouble and most importantly, what voters can do to stop the fascist autocrats from winning. So much is happening in the State Houses but hardly anyone is paying attention. If you care about saving American democracy, please take a listen and then buy David's book. We have less than one year but we can do it! 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 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.
43 min
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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.
74 min
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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.
57 min
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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.
56 min
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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.
76 min
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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.
57 min
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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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