Interview

RIP H. Ross Perot - Interview with Brian Brushwood

Brian Brushwood is a podcaster and YouTube star but back in 1992 he was a volunteer for Ross Perot's landmark bid for the presidency that netted him 19% of the popular vote. He joins us to talk about Perot's political achievements, his insane life and if we will ever see anyone like him again.

"What is a political consultant?" - Interview with Adam Sheingate

Our guest is Adam Sheingate he is the author of the book Building a Business of Politics: The Rise of Political Consulting and the Transformation of American Democracy. We discuss the economy of political consultants, how important they are, what they do day to day and how they get hired.

Also, Justin goes off all crazy and confronts a professional who wrote a book on the subject if consultants seduce rich people into running for office so they can cash a paycheck.

Trump / Shrek: the wild world of political fanfiction - Interview with Anne Jamison

Anne Jamison is a professor of English at the University of Utah. She is the author of Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World. She explains the rich history of political fanfiction from ancient Roman murder mysteries to bawdy Victorian romps. And of course, our modern political fanfiction including, but not limited to, Brexit escapes! Biden and Obama solving crimes! Bill Clinton being a loving husband! And yes... Trump / Shrek.

Be aware: Mature themes (like Trump having sex with Shrek) are discussed.

How journalism works and why it's breaking - Interview with Professor Mike Socolow

Mike Socolow is an associate professor at the University of Maine and a Fulbright Scholar at the News and Media Research Center at the University of Canberra. He has written for a number of print and newspaper outlets as well as CNN.
We talk about how the business of journalism has changed and why understanding how the news is made explains a lot about why it's been broken lately. 
Layoffs! Retail collapse! OJ Simpson! Justin's vicious bias against television news! Twitter! The longevity of radio and more!

Decoding the politics of fashion (Interview with Professor Jo-Ellen Pozner)

Melania's "I Don't Really Care" coat, Kamala Harris' weird aunt jacket and Beto's aging hipster lewks. Politicians are saying more with fashion today than ever and Jo-Ellen Pozner of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University breaks it all down for us.

Everyone wears something (or doesn't wear something in the case of Jim Jordan) for a reason, find out what it is in this interview.