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Down the Middle: A Political Podcast

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A new political podcast from two best friends Rob and Justin, a moderate Democrat and a moderate Republican. Join us as we engage in some calm and some less calm discourse.

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Episode 14: "Some Basics, Some DNC, and Finally Some Brevity"

August 27th, 2020


Ok, so we obviously lied about the brevity, but hey, we tried! Join us this week for Episode 14 as we dive into a question from a listener that spun …

Interview with Mr. Paris Dennard

August 25th, 2020


Join us, as we sit down with political commentator and strategist, Paris Dennard. We discuss all things President Trump, the black community, the …

Episode 13: "The Red and Blue Switcheroo"

August 19th, 2020


Join us for episode lucky number 13 as we dive into SOME BIG NEWS, some fear mongering, some culture, some Kamala, and the topic of the day: 'The …

Interview with The Honorable Fred Zeidman

August 14th, 2020


Join us as we sit down with the Chairman Emeritus of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, The Honorable Fred Zeidman, to discuss the current …

Episode 12: "Israeli Hot in Here"

August 12th, 2020


Join us as we welcome you back to the pod after our week off (well for one of us anyway). We cover a great deal on this episode; we rant a little (it’s actually a lot), take questions from you: our listeners, engage in …

Bonus: 'Buzzed History' and Interview with Dr. Andrew Part II

August 5th, 2020


Join us, as we take a week off and leave you with this bonus episode, let's call it 11.5. We have a special 'Buzzed History' that pulls a subejct …

Interview with Paul Angelo

August 1st, 2020


Join us as we discuss, debate and engage (civilly, of course) with Mr. Paul Angelo, a self described socialist. We cover a great amount of ground …

Episode 11: "There's A Schism in Your Ism"

July 29th, 2020


Join us as we delve into the muddy waters of socialism and the Bernie Sanders "Let's Spend All of the Government's Money" plan, discuss President Trump’s various interviews, tone changes, rhetoric shifts, and how the …

Episode 10: "The Education and Indoctrination Dissertation (feat. Professor Marc M. Cogman)

July 22nd, 2020


Join us as we celebrate reaching Episode 10 with a lively discussion featuring special guest, and best friend of the pod, Professor Marc M. Cogman. We consider the nuances of academic bias and the systems that …

Interview with Dr. Andrew Part I

July 19th, 2020


Join us as we sit down with one of Rob's oldest and closest friends, Dr. Andrew, to talk all things COVID-19, with a smattering of politics there at …

Episode 9: "The Hell in HEaLthcare"

July 15th, 2020


Join us as we guessed it: healthcare! We dive in deep to address the ongoing conversation surrounding the medical system in our country, and we discuss a few others as well. This week's Buzzed History …

Episode 8: "Statues, Statutes, Statures, & Statistics"

July 8th, 2020


Join us, as we dive feet first (while closing our eyes and holding our noses) back into current events. We tackle some searing listener feedback in …

Interview with Charlie and Lisa Spies

July 2nd, 2020


Join us as we sit down with Washington D.C. political power couple, Charlie and Lisa Spies to discuss PACs and Super PACs, the Republican Party and …

Episode 9: "Biden His Time (?)"

June 30th, 2020


Join us as we tackle Rage Against the Machine's politics in this weeks Honest Abe's Housekeeping Hangout, discuss political 'whataboutism', Mitt …

Episode 8: "I'm Outraged!? No, You're Outraged!!" Interview with Professor Adam MacLeod

June 19th, 2020


Join us as we go in deep with Professor Adam MacLeod on the topic of civil discourse and how to bring our nation back to civility. Let us know what you think! Rate, review, and subscribe Special Guest: Adam MacLeod.

Episode 7: "I'm Outraged!? No, You're Outraged!!"

June 19th, 2020


Join us this week on the pod as we discuss the outrage of both parties, and where it's warranted, put the Right under the microscope, and introduce a new segment called "Buzzed History". Don't forget to rate, …

Episode 6: "A Lot Less Wokeness, Please"

June 12th, 2020


Join us on the pod this week as we introduce "Honest Abe's Housekeeping Hangout", discuss 'white wokeness' and its implications, dive headfirst into a conversation surrounding the racial divide, the causes, and some …

Episode 5: "A Lot More Empathy Needed" Interview with Officer Ed

June 7th, 2020


Join us as we interview Officer Ed, a California police officer; we discuss the Floyd case and ongoing riots and protests, police reform and hiring …

Episode 4: "A Lot More Empathy Needed"

June 5th, 2020


RECORDED: Tues, June 2nd, 2020. Join us this week as we attempt to sort out the current issues facing our nation. We tackle the facts in the George …

Episode 3: “A Lot More Pathological Unideological-ness”

May 29th, 2020


Ah, Episode with more format! Join us as we tackle current events with help from a Ben Shapiro quote, ask the question "Is President Trump a racist?" and we have our first interview, which was a very hard get, …

Episode 2: "A Lot More Ideology"

May 20th, 2020


We made it to Episode 2! Welcome back, listeners. In this episode we dive headfirst into media bias, Rush Limbaugh and a few other weighty topics that will no doubt satiate your centrist hunger. Don't forget to rate, …

Episode 1: "A Lot More Beer"

May 18th, 2020


Join us, Rob and Justin, for our very first foray into podcasting.  In this Episode, we give you an introduction to our podcast, our history, and our …

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