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Potstirrer Podcast

100 EpisodesProduced by Jaye PoolWebsite

Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity … read more


Bonus - Affluenza

In the public release of February 2019's Patreon bonus episode, Jaye discusses the news story from January 2019 about the confrontation in Washington DC, between Catholic high school students from Northern Kentucky and a Native American elder. How does a seemingly straightforward news story, complete with video, morph into a controversy dividing society along the familiar lines of partisanship and race?

Jaye happens to live in the same metropolitan area the school is located, and she gives her unique insight on the events and underlying issues, as well as the symbolism of the Make America Great Again hats worn by the students. For the public release, Jaye also provides an update of the incident, and reframes it in light of Black Lives Matter and America's current reckoning with its treatment of black and indigenous people of color (BIPOC).


Artino, Lauren. 2020. "CNN Settles with Sandmann $800 Million Suit." Fox 19 Now. January 7.

Artist, Timyka. 2018. “Jake Walter Registered as Juvenile Sex Offender Before New Rape Accusation.” WCPO. December 13.

“Dad Feels Frustration, Guilt Over Son’s Fate.” The Orlando Sentinel. April 15, 1994; p. A-1.

“Ex-Basketball Star Accused of Raping Woman Multiple Times Faces Judge.” WLWT. December 17, 2018.

“Fay Asks for Prayers; Clinton Calls the Caning ‘A Mistake.’” The Orlando Sentinel. April 15, 1994; p. A-12.

Ford, Dana. 2013. “Texas Teen Ethan Couch Gets 10 Years’ Probation for Driving Drunk, Killing 4.” CNN. December 12.

Freiburger, Calvin. 2019. “Breaking: Covington Bishop Apologizes to Pro-Life Students: ‘We Allowed Ourselves to be Bullied.’” Life Site News.

Lowry, Rich. 2019. “In Defense of the MAGA Hat.” Politico. January 24.

Millward, Evan. 2018. “Basketball Jerseys get Kings Team Booted from Recreational League.” WCPO. January 8.

Morgan-Smith, Kia. 2019. “Covington Catholic Students Defend Racist School Culture and Blackface Taunting of Players.” The Grio. January 24.

“Outrage Follows Elder High’s Racial Badgering at Prep Game.” The Cincinnati Herald. February 2018.

Park, Madison. 2018. “Ethan Couch of ‘Affluenza’ Case Released from Jail.” CNN. April 2.

Salam, Maya, and Matthew Haag. 2018. “Atrocities Under Kim Jong-un: Indoctrination, Prison Gulags, Executions.” The New York Times. June 11.

Schneider, Grace. 2019. “Louisville PR Firm Played a Key Role in Covington Catholic Controversy.” Louisville Courier-Journal. January 21.

Stewart, Emily. 2019. “How the Story of a Clash Between a Boy in a MAGA Hat and a Native American Elder Unfolded.” Vox. January 29.

Strachan, Jessica. 2018. “Here’s the Richest Town in Michigan.” Patch. June 1.

Stutzman, Rene. 2013. “Zimmerman Attorneys Say Jurors Should Hear About Trayvon’s Pot Use.” The Orlando Sentinel. May 22; p. B-3.

Wolf, Cam. 2019. “The MAGA Hat is Still an Object of Hate.” GQ. January 26.


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