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Dinner Table Politics

Nov 28, 2018

Space: The Final Frontier!

Abby only lets Jim say that once, although a second mention sneaks in near the end of the podcast. This was recorded minutes after NASA's InSight spacecraft landed on the surface of Mars, and Abby and Jim discuss the significance of that accomplishment, as well as the history of America's...


Nov 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from Dinner Table Politics!

Abby and Jim discuss the history of Thanksgiving in America, notably the first pardoned turkey inspired by Abraham Lincoln's youngest and "dumpiest" son. (We didn't make that up.) We also explore the fate of 21st Century turkeys that don't live long after their moment of...


Nov 14, 2018

The votes are (mostly) all in, and Abby and Jim discuss the trends going forward. What are the demographic characteristics that best determine how someone will vote? (Hint: Its not Zodiac signs, as Abby incorrectly guessed.) Why did only 1/2 of millennials show up to the polls? Which is worse - voter fraud or voter...


Nov 7, 2018

Abby and Jim, live from the United Utah Party Election Night Headquarters! The Democrats win the House; the Republicans keep the Senate. What does this mean for the country? Also, Utah sends a Democrat to DC, Mitt Romney wins but doesn't dominate, and the Beehive State approves medical marijuana. And is Ted Cruz...