Episode 76: The Political Hunger Games


For this episode, Ty and Daphne discuss current events, news, and how to prepare for the Democratic primary debates. They begin by catching up (00:30) and discussing “Oh Lawd” news (6:15), including an airline passenger’s Twilight Zone experience (7:04), a $40 million divorce (9:49), a hacker’s successful ransom request (13:10), the evolutionary effects of cellphone usage (19:49), and an investigation into Philadelphia police officers’ offensive social media posts (27:50). Ty and Daphne then turn their attention to politics. Specifically, they discuss Mitch McConnell’s remarks on reparations (32:40), their hopes for the 2020 democratic debates (36:15), topics you should research before watching the debates (42:12), strategies for finding a candidate that aligns with your values (44:00), recent Trump news (46:35), and the latest Kavanaugh/Supreme Court headlines (52:14).

Resources:

  • Passenger says she woke up alone on an empty Air Canada plane - https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/24/americas/air-canada-passenger-wakes-empty-plane/index.html

  • Michigan man who won $8 million lottery jackpot during divorce ordered to pay half to ex-wife - https://people.com/human-interest/michigan-man-wins-lottery-divorce-pay-half-ex-wife/

  • ‘Horns’ are growing on Young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/06/20/horns-are-growing-young-peoples-skulls-phone-use-is-blame-research-suggests/?utm_term=.aff5781fea2f

  • Once teased for her name, Marijuana Pepsi turns her challenges into a Ph.D. - https://www.npr.org/2019/06/21/734839666/dr-marijuana-pepsi-wont-change-her-name-to-make-other-people-happy

  • Tennessee preacher-cop calls for execution of LGBTQ people - https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/14/us/tennessee-preacher-cop-lgbtq/index.html

  • 72 Philadelphia police officers place on desk duty over offensive social media posts - https://www.npr.org/2019/06/19/734241210/72-philadelphia-police-officers-placed-on-desk-duty-over-offensive-social-media

  • Everything you need to know about the first 2020 Democratic debates - https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/449758-the-hills-guide-to-everything-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-the-first-2020

  • ISideWith presidential quiz and voter guide - https://www.isidewith.com/

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