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Dinner Table Politics

Apr 24, 2019

Jim is joined by his youngest son Jamie Bennett, aged 13, who really wants to talk about sports more than politics. Nevertheless, Jamie offers insight into whether or not Donald Trump should be impeached, which four Republican senators would be most likely to vote for impeachment, and Jamie discovers how Richard Nixon...


Apr 17, 2019

This episode was recorded the day Notre Dame caught fire, and Jim and Abby recall their visit the previous summer and the iconic role that landmark building has played in world history. They also discuss Julian Assange, and the role Wikileaks played in burning down the Hillary Clinton campaign, not to mention the Church...


Apr 10, 2019

What does it take to run for president? Abby and Jim review the history of the campaign for the Oval Office, beginning with George Washington's (non) campaigns, Abraham Lincoln's debates with Stephen Douglas, and the history of campaigns that Jim and Abby can remember personally. (Jim remembers celebrating Nixon's win...


Apr 3, 2019

Abby and Jim review things that have happened in the past week that aren't funny - notably Utah Senator Mike Lee's stand-up comedy routine on the Senate floor that featured tauntauns and Aquaman. Would he have been as condescending if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had been a middle-aged man? Jim also introduce Abby to a...