Episode 14: Where Have All The Mugwumps Gone?


Ken and Mike return with a spirited back-and-forth about North Carolina’s bathroom bill, a bit about Bernie, and a diatribe about Trump and the justice system. You know, the usual.

Ken refers to the excellent Dana Gould Hour podcast episode Left & Right, and this piece by Anna Garvey defining the Oregon Trail Generation.

And for those of you who fell asleep during U.S. History 1865-1945, here’s a refresher on the Mugwumps.

Episode 11: Ken Hates Ted Cruz


Seriously. He hates Ted Cruz and unleashes lots of vitriol and cursing (oh, the cursing) at the senator. The guys also talked about Bernie, women’s cards, and the Nerd Prom.

Here’s the link to Ted’s Indiana speech and the Carly announcement. Check out Alexandra Petri’s excellent column here. And finally, watch the White House Correspondents’ Dinner here


Episode 10: Double Digits!

Well, despite some technical difficultieIMG_3037s (who knew you could fill up a MacBook Air so quick?) here’s episode 10! Our heroes talk about the Acela Primary (and correctly predicted a Trump sweep) and the veep stakes. Here’s the clip of Trump “acting” presidential that we referenced.

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Episode 9: For What It’s Worth


We’re back! Ken and Mike discuss the state of the race, make several archaic references to songs from their youth, and make broad sweeping generalizations about “these kids today”.

The essay Ken referred to in today’s episode was originally published in Harper’s, and is called “On The Uses Of A Liberal Education” by Mark Edmundson.

You can watch Putin’s call in show here.

Episode 7: Mike’s Dinner With The Donald


A bit late, but here we go – episode 7! Mike had dinner with Donald Trump (kinda). We also talked about how John Kasich is still losing to Marco Rubio, violence on the campaign trail and how the Supreme Court is now a political football. Plus, Mike threatens Ken!
The New York Times Delegate Simulator 9000 (or whatever it’s called) is here. We had to cut a bunch from this episode, and one of those things was an article that Ken recommended on what went wrong with Jeb Bush’s campaign. It’s here

Episode 6.5 – Ken’s Crazy Idea #2,856

Just a real quick mini-sode to put something on the record – a crazy idea that I had early last week and I forgot to bring it up on Sunday, but as that episode was long anyway, I figured let’s just put it out here – If (when) Trump basically locks up the nomination this week, Obama will let the media have its headlines on Wednesday be about Clinton and Trump, and then on Thursday afternoon or Friday- he announces his nominee for the Supreme Court. Such a move would put tremendous pressure on the GOP establishment and the Senate leadership, as well as dominating the news cycle through the weekend round table shows.