The Moderate Podcast

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In this day and age of polarizing, conservative vs. liberal politics, the Moderate Podcast is for those trying to meet in the middle.

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45 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Episode 43 - Impeachment, Part 3

May 31st, 2019


In the final part of my three-part series looking into impeachment, I take an in-depth look into the impeachment that never was...because President …

Episode 42 - Impeachment, Part 2

May 25th, 2019


 This week, I take a look at the second and, to date, last impeachment of an American president.  But first, I rant a bit on general stupidity. 

Episode 41 - Impeachment, Part 1

May 17th, 2019


 This week, I begin a three-part series in looking at impeachment (or, in one case, almost impeachment).  The similarities we are seeing in today's …

Episode 40 - STILL Nothing Has Changed

May 5th, 2019


 I'm back after a few weeks off talking about "poor shaming" and the Mueller Report.  As we found from the Barr summary of the report, people's minds still aren't changing: if you supported Trump, you probably haven't …

Episode 39 - Quick Takes

April 14th, 2019


This week, I've got a little bit of everything.  We hit some interesting stories, talk a bit about the request for Trump's tax returns, and look at what the right thinks is a big hit but is more likely a major dud. 

Episode 38 - Don't Screw it Up

April 5th, 2019


 It looks like the Democrats are really doing their best to re-elected Donald Trump, by having way too many people running and sabotaging their best chance at victory.  Also, not so fast on those Mueller Report …

Episode 37 - Nothing's Changed

March 31st, 2019


 This week on the show, the theme is nothing has changed.  Charter schools still are allowed to bilk the California taxpayer, and the Mueller …

Episode 36 - CalPERS and the Pension Problem

March 22nd, 2019


This week, I take a deep dive into what created the pension hole in California (though it is not as big as some would like you to believe).

Episode 35 - College Scandal

March 16th, 2019


 Of course we talk about that whole rich people college scandal, as I'm sure many other shows.  Hopefully you find we will come at it from a slightly …

Episode 34 - Disasters, Democrats & Whitesplaining

March 8th, 2019


 This week, I talk about accusations of how disasters are handled based on political leanings, the Democratic nomination field, and the "epidemic" of …

Episode 33 - The Subprime Mortgage Crisis

March 2nd, 2019


This week, I take a break from the current news and look back at the subprime mortgage crisis, which led to the Great Recession.  I talk about the things that lead up to the crisis, and how we didn't learn from history …

Episode 32 - I Can't Stay on Task

February 22nd, 2019


I meant to get to a lot more than I did this week, but I kept going on tangents and spent more time talking about some things than I had expected. …

Episode 31 - Inconsistencies

February 16th, 2019


This week, I talk about various inconsistencies on various issues such as gun control and abortion, the death of Payless Shoes, Amazon's decision not …

Episode 30 - All Over the Map

February 8th, 2019


This week,  I am kind of all over the place as I talk about Trump and the Mueller investigation, how well AOC's Green New Deal Resolution went over, …

Episode 29 - Local Talk

February 2nd, 2019


This week, I talk about local government.  I get into the lawsuit that California Governor Gavin Newsom filed against the City of Huntington Beach.  Also, I talk about the 2019 Financial State of the Cities report from …

Episode 28 - The End is Near

January 25th, 2019


The government shutdown appears to be ending.  But is the re-opening only temporary?  And is there a better way to deal with immigration?  Also, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez predicts that the world will end in 12 years.  Do I …

Episode 27 - Quick Takes

January 18th, 2019


It's a quick takes episode!  This week, I follow up on a couple of points from last week's show, the LAUSD teachers' strike, an update on the …

Episode 26 - Trump's New Equivalent

January 11th, 2019


This week, I discuss the APA's take on "traditional masculinity," Trump's first Oval Office address, and the lofty goal that was discussed by …

Episode 25 - The "Blue Wave" Cometh

January 4th, 2019


In the first episode of 2019, I get into what I think will happen with the government shutdown, why moderate politics is really the prevailing …

Episode 24 - Christmas Eve at the Davis House

December 24th, 2018


First we have some business as I follow up on the previous episode regarding charter schools and I cover some of the new California laws coming …

Episode 23 - Charter $chool$

December 21st, 2018


I know it's been a's just been a crazy busy time!  Today, I talk about an online charter school in Arizona who's CEO is raking in the …

Episode 22 - Quick Takes Thanksgiving Edition

November 21st, 2018


I get into a bunch of different issues this week, including a Twitter debate on "voter fraud", Trump firing Jeff Sessions, Trump vs. Jim Acosta, Ivanka Trump's e-mails, and the wild fires. Happy Thanksgiving!

Episode 21 - Veterans Day with Dad

November 12th, 2018


In this special episode, my dad joins me to talk about the midterm elections this past Tuesday and the latest fires in California. Thank you to all …

Episode 20 - California Propositions 2018 Edition

November 5th, 2018


In this somewhat extended episode, Jimmy dives into the California propositions. Get the last minute scoop on the potential laws that may or may not change your life. If you don't live in California, well, you can get a …

Episode 19 - Handicapping the Midterms

October 26th, 2018


First, a caveat: this episode was actually recorded on Tuesday afternoon, but I was not able to upload until today. Nonetheless, in this brief episode, I do my best to handicap where I think the midterm elections will …

Episode 18 - Democratic Socialism

October 15th, 2018


Bernie Sanders could arguably be called the father of the modern Democratic Socialist movement in the United States, and candidates like Alexandria …

Episode 17 - Final Thoughts on Kavanaugh

October 8th, 2018


With the confirmation of now Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Jimmy gives some final thoughts on the confirmation process and what one of the lessons that …

Episode 16 - The Drama Continues

September 29th, 2018


There wasn't much to talk about this week...other than that whole Ford-Kavanaugh hearing. Jimmy also gripes about a couple of things that he didn't …

Episode 15 - Did He or Didn't He

September 21st, 2018


We catch up on the saga that has become the Kavanaugh confirmation process. A showdown is brewing...when will it happen?

Episode 14 - Anonymous Hearings

September 9th, 2018


This week, we look back at the Brett Kavanaugh hearings and talk a little about that op-ed piece from the New York Times. Yeah, THAT op-ed piece.

Episode 13 - Kavanaugh and School

September 4th, 2018


The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings begin tomorrow, so we look into some background on Judge Kavanaugh and how his appointment could affect the …

TMP Special - Labor Day with Dad

September 2nd, 2018


In this special bonus episode of The Moderate Podcast, my dad joins me to talk about John McCain's funeral, Ron DeSantis' "monkey around" comment, and the upcoming November elections and how Trump's Russia problem might …

Episode 12 - Quick Takes

September 1st, 2018


A jam packed edition of Quick Takes. A follow up to Episode 10, In-n-out boycott, Trump vs. Google, federal employee raises (or lack thereof), and …

Episode 11 - John McCain: In Memoriam

August 30th, 2018


In this special episode of the Moderate Podcast, we take a detailed look at the life and legacy of John McCain (1936-2018).

Episode 10 - The Same Playbook

August 28th, 2018


In an extended episode, we get into how similar the Left and Right playbooks are, depending on the issue at hand.

Episode 9 - Trump's Cohen Problem

August 23rd, 2018


Tuesday was a tough day for the President, as Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight charges and Michael Cohen pleads guilty to several charges, …

Episode 8 - Who is Paul Manafort?

August 22nd, 2018


Fresh off of his conviction on 8 financial crimes, we look into who Paul Manafort is. What does this mean for President Trump? Also, we do a quick …

Episode 7 - What Media Bias?

August 21st, 2018


Jimmy gives some examples as to why people think the media is biased. Which way are they biased, though? Listen to find out!

Episode 6 - The War on Plastic

August 20th, 2018


It is looking more and more like plastic straws are going the way of plastic bags. What plastic product is next? Found out on The Moderate Podcast.

Episode 5 - Jimmy's Rant: They're All Crazy!

August 19th, 2018


This is our first Jimmy Rant. In this rant, Jimmy talks about the divisiveness of politics today and how each side is trying to out-extreme the other.

Episode 4 - Quick Takes

August 14th, 2018


In this episode, Jimmy admits that he's wrong. Also, he does quick takes on Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, the Alex Jones ban, and flag bans at U.S. embassies.

Episode 3 - Trump vs. LeBron

August 11th, 2018


With LeBron James taking on the President in a Don Lemon interview, the President went on the offense on Twitter. Also, NFL preseason games involved …

Episode 2 - Fire and Water

August 7th, 2018


I get to geek out a bit in this episode, talking about one of my favorite topics: water. The President went after California Governor Jerry Brown in a pair of tweets in regards to the California wildfires...but was his …

Episode 1 - Russian Meeting?

August 6th, 2018


In the first real (albeit abbrieviated) episode of The Moderate Podcast, we get into the latest twist in Russian meddling in the 2016 election, with …

Ep. 0 - Intro Show

August 5th, 2018


If you’re new to the show, this is a must listen so that you know what the goal and point of this podcast is. Hope you enjoy!

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