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Dinner Table Politics

Aug 29, 2018

Abby and Jim discuss the passing of John McCain, an American hero, and then discuss the separation of church and state. What does the Constitution have to say about religion? Is Utah's Proposition 2 a political issue or a moral one? And should Scientology become the state religion of Rhode Island? Sen. Alan Simpson,...



Aug 22, 2018

Fresh from her internship in Malawi, Eliza returns to Dinner Table Politics to discuss how gender roles affect income and education, as well as other things she learned on the other side of the world. (Spoiler alert: It seems Trump has fans in Africa, too!)

Jim and Eliza then discuss the events she missed here in the...


Aug 16, 2018

Abby and Jim, fresh from a visit to London and France, discuss the history of the British crown and the differences between the governments of the USA and the UK.  Learn why Oliver Cromwell was the LeBron James of his day and whether or not Winnie the Pooh was named after Winston Churchill.

Many questions: would...


Aug 7, 2018

Jim and Abby discuss free speech, most notably how expensive it is. A political attack from 1800 comes under scrutiny, as does the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

Plus: should James Gunn be rehired as the Guardians of the Galaxy director? Why can't we go back to the moon? (Hint: It's a wardrobe problem.) And is...