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Potstirrer Podcast

98 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

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84 - A Republic, If You Can Keep It

The 2020 US general election has taken place, and after days of counting in several swing states, former Vice-President Joe Biden has won the election decisively over Donald Trump. However, the expected gains for Democrats in Congress - the "blue wave" - were not realized. Why did this result occur? Jaye details what she believes is the real reason why centrist Democrats are blaming progressives and black activists for the unmet expectations in Congress.

Meanwhile, Trump has yet to concede the presidential election to Biden, and has pushed the courts and state legislatures to set aside the election results in favor of gifting him a second term, citing "fraud" that has yet to be proven in a court of law. Are Trump's efforts a sign of a soft coup, or a grift? And should Americans be concerned about democracy, even as it appears Trump is failing in his efforts?

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Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still http://strangerstillshow.com/  http://jonathanbiegen.com 

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