Episode 120: To Vote Or Not To Vote

For this week’s episode, Ty and Daphne discuss the latest news and events. They also welcome a special guest to discuss politics and the host’s recent comments on Bernie Sanders. After catching up on life, the hosts discuss “Oh Lawd” news (6:58), including the potentially dangerous decision for businesses to reopen (7:25), the unexpected consequences of the Paycheck Protection Program (10:50), controversial comments from elected officials (14:00), additional protests against shelter-in-place orders (21:35), negative oil prices (25:45), updates from Wuhan (27:35), question marks about Kim Jong Un’s health (28:10), and a state senator’s decision to wear a confederate flag mask (30:05). For the last segment of the episode, Ty and Daphne welcome Dr. Oyindamola Oluwatimi, a computer scientist who specializes in mobile security, to share his take on their recent political analysis (31:24). After discussing life in quarantine (40:15), Oyindamola provides insight into his views on politics and Biden’s candidacy (46:05) and discuss the potential consequences of a Trump vs. Biden presidency (56:10). They then debate the role of the Democratic establishment in the primary race (1:02:10), discuss race and identity politics in the Democratic Party (1:10:05), and have a conversation about the idea of a “big tent” (1:24:50). They close the episode by having a conversation about what the progressive movement can learn from Bernie Sander’s bid for the Democratic nomination (1:36:35) and potential reasons behind generational differences in voting patterns (1:42:40).


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