By Altered Outlook
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Ranting about the political problems, cultural hypocrisy, cryptocurrency and everything in between, Molly Davis and Brenden Weber provide (mildly) reasonable outlooks in an utterly unreasonable world.
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Celebrity Influence: From Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Candace Owens||In today's episode, we discuss Kim Kardashian's recent political activism. What does it have to do with Kanye West and Candace Owens? What pushed Candace into political activism? Is Owens a talking head or thought leader? Is she conservative or a Trump puppet? What's wrong with the rising young stars(Tomi Lauren, Charlie Kirk, etc.) in conservative activism? Alice Johnson, the problems with mandatory minimums, and the catastrophe that is our criminal justice system. All of this discussed, tune in! Please leave us feedback and your thoughts at email@example.com If you enjoy the podcast please subscribe, rate and review. Links: 65 percent of Americans say it’s ‘morally acceptable’ to smoke pot - The Washington PostAlice Johnson freed after Trump grants clemency plea - BBC NewsFormer Federal Judge Regrets 55-Year Marijuana Sentence - ABC News — “If he had been an aircraft hijacker, he would have gotten 24 years in prison. If he’s been a terrorist, he would have gotten 20 years in prison. If he was a child rapist, he would have gotten 11 years in prison. And now I’m supposed to give him a 55-year sentence? I mean, that’s just not right,”Alice Marie Johnson Is Granted Clemency by Trump After Push by Kim Kardashian West - The New York TimesAlice Marie Johnson: Over 2,000 federal prisoners are serving life sentences for nonviolent drug crimes - The Washington Post||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: 'What do we stand for?' - The NFL Anthem Controversy||In today's episode, we feature our interview on The Real News Podcast. We discuss the NFL's new rule regarding the National anthem. Should the players stand? Does the NFL have a right to make this ruling? What do the players kneel for? Does intent matter? Do we have institutional racism in our criminal justice system? Also, an interesting policy update for bail reform in Utah. A policy that more states throughout the US need to take note of. All of this discussed, tune in! If you enjoy the podcast please subscribe, rate and review! It's the best way to support the podcast right now. Also, we'd love your feedback, thoughts, and ideas so please hit us with an email at firstname.lastname@example.org we read and respond to all listener emails. Special Guests: Brendan Dolleman and Ian Collins. Links: 88.1 The 'Burg by 88.1 The 'Burg on Apple PodcastsThe Real News Podcast | Free Listening on SoundCloud||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Is Jordan Peterson a 'Custodian of the Patriarchy?' - Royal Wedding, Palestine vs Israel, and a Michael Brown Recap||In today's episode, we recap the royal wedding, discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, thoroughly discuss NY Times articles on Jordan Peterson and the Intellectual Dark Web, and we end it with a Michael Brown recap for his recent birthday. Is America infiltrating the British government? What's wrong with how the media is covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Should we be discussing the conflict as good vs evil? What has brought Jordan Peterson to fame? Is he the 'custodian of the patriarchy?' Is he racist, bigoted, and misogynistic? Enforced monogamy? Who are Jordan Peterson's supporters? What can we learn from the base he attracts? Who are these new digital intellectuals aka the Intellectual Dark Web? Are they extremist regressive thinkers? Does Bari Weiss accurately coin Candace Owens as part of this group? Does the group participate in identity politics like the progressive left they critique? What can the progressive left and these digital intellectuals learn from the true meaning of Post-Modernism? In recognition of Michael Brown's birthday, we provide a recap of what happened? Have we made progress? All of this discussed, tune in! We love to hear your feedback, leave us your thoughts at email@example.com If you enjoy our commentary or have been tuning in please hit the subscribe button, leave us a rating and review! It's the best way to support the podcast at the moment. The more support we have, the more time we can commit to the podcast. Links: Evergreen State College Resurrects No-Whites-Allowed "Day Of Absence" | Zero HedgeJordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy - The New York TimesThe Intellectual Dark Web(site)Opinion | Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web - The New York Times — sleek website||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Iran Deal, CIA Director, Illinois Drug War: Can you be a "Good Soldier" and have a "Great" Moral Compass?||We are back after our trip around Europe! Sorry, we were both very jetlagged in this one. In today's episode, we discuss the Iran deal, the new CIA director dilemma and the Illinois police argument for keeping the drug war alive and well. What is the problem with President's operating the office with a pen and phone? Should we keep the Iran deal? Where do we go now? What does this mean for our foreign relations with other nations involved with Iran? Who is Gina Haspel? Why is she such a controversial figure? Can you be a "good soldier" and have a "great" moral compass? All of this discussed, tune in! If you enjoy the episode please leave a rating and review. We'd also like to have your feedback by email! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Links: 'I want my life back': Japan sterilisation victims seek justiceIf the Iran deal had been a Senate-confirmed treaty, would Trump have been forced to stay in? Nope.Hearing Highlights: What CIA Pick Gina Haspel Said About Interrogations and Immoral Orders - WSJIllinois police claim if marijuana is legalized, they'll have to kill their police dogs — Marijuana advocates are skeptical about the threat. "The idea that legalizing for adults to have an ounce on them will equal ... all these dogs being euthanized, that seems kind of ridiculous and hyperbolic," the executive director of the advocacy group NORML, Dan Linn, told The Pantagraph. Gina Haspel’s Testimony About C.I.A. Torture Raises New Questions - The New York Times — the Senate Intelligence CommitteeWhy CIA nominee Gina Haspel should be asked if torture is un-AmericanNORML.org - Working to Reform Marijuana Laws||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Kanye West Twitter Rant, Candace Owens, Starbucks Incident, Michael Shindler interview on John Bolton and More||In this week's episode, we talk about Kanye West's recent Twitter rant. Has West taken the red-pill? One that included naming Candace Owens. Who is Candace Owens? West loves his Tesla. Earth Day happened over the weekend...the one day a year everyone pretends to be a true nature walker. What is going on with the incident at Starbucks? What is implicit bias? What is Starbucks plan after this incident? Michael Shindler joins us for an interview on his recent piece about John Bolton? Who is John Bolton? Where does Bolton stand on foreign policy? What does this mean for American foreign policy? Mike Pompeo was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations committee. Which comes as a surprise because of one Senator changing their vote, Rand Paul. What does the Bolton and Pompeo combo mean for international relations? All of this discussed, tune in! If you enjoyed the episode please subscribe, rate, and review! Special Guest: Michael Shindler. Links: John Bolton: In Search of Carthage | The American ConservativeWar Powers: Return to Congress | RealClearDefenseKANYE WEST (@kanyewest) | TwitterStarbucks Employee Who Called Police on Black Men No Longer Works There, Company Says - The New York TimesUnderstanding Implicit BiasThe Overcriminalization of America - POLITICO Magazine||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Expensive Message to Syria, Guns, Opioids, Pornhub and Pornstars||Southwest Airlines brings out an irrational fear of flights for Brenden. What is the big update on the Cohen case? What are Stormy Daniels motives? What is Philadelphia doing to help the Opioid crisis? Should we work towards rehabilitation instead of punishing? We further discuss what's happening in Syria. What is the red line in the sand? Who has the interest in US being involved? What's new with Bump stocks? Have social pressures pushed a bump stock provider out of business? Does a bump stock turn a semi-auto into an automatic? What's the deal with this new crypto and Pornhub? Does the crypto Pornhub relationship mean anything? Tune in! If you enjoyed the episode please hit that subscribe button, it's the best way to help out new shows like us. Also, if you have a second leave a rating or review! Links: Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 makes emergency landing in Philadelphia after engine apparently blows, killing one, injuring more - CBS NewsSean Hannity continues to uphold Fox News standards - The Washington PostWhat is a 'bump stock' and how does it work? Behind Las Vegas shooter's little-known device - Business Insider||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Government Corruption Continues & Racial Debates Persist||Hello everyone, this week we have confirmation that Mark Zuckerberg is either a robot or a lizard person. The Senate held their Facebook support call. What are the problems with civil asset forfeiture? What is the progress on Utah medical marijuana passage? Trump's attorney Michael Cohen office was raided, what has the past shown in this situation? Paul Ryan will be ending his unsuccessful tenure as Speaker of the House. Should we be concerned about the Syria crisis? What do we know of this chemical attack and those previous? Lastly, we discuss the feud/debate between Ezra Klein of Vox and Sam Harris on Charles Murray's book The Bell Curve. Is this feud/debate an issue of identity politics? Tune in! If you enjoyed the episode please support us by hitting that subscribe button and leaving a rating! Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg: 1:30 Civil Asset Forfeiture: 13:30 Utah on Medical Marijuana: 18:30 Trump's Attorney Raided: 21:25 Paul Ryan Not Seeking Re-election: 28:00 Syria Crisis: 33:30 Charles Murray, Sam Harris, and Ezra Klein on Identity Politics and Race: 37:45 Links: Syria war: At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma - BBC NewsAttack on conservative speaker stuns Middlebury College campus - The Boston GlobeThe Sam Harris-Ezra Klein debate - VoxCharles Murray is once again peddling junk science about race and IQ - VoxSyria war: Trump says missiles 'will be coming' - BBC NewsJohn Boehner Hated Justin Amash's Guts. But Amash Says He Was a Better Speaker Than Paul Ryan: New at Reason - Hit & Run : Reason.comChemical weapons and a possible US attack: what’s happening in Syria - Vox||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Ready Player One Review and Some News Updates||In today's episode, we provide some thoughts on Ready Player One. Also, some news updates. What's new with the Jeff Sessions memo on the death penalty for drug dealers? Does the Pope believe in hell? A decrease in murder and shootings? Update on the private autopsy of Stephon Clark, which was different from the public autopsy. Tune in! Fast forward to minute mark 21:00 to skip the movie discussion! If you enjoyed the episode please subscribe, rate, and review! Links: A Big Ol' Bean Battle Erupts Between Chi-Town And H-Town : NPRTaj Mahal Says You Don't Have To Go Home, But You Can't Stay Here More Than 3 Hours : The Two-Way : NPRStephon Clark Was Shot 8 Times Primarily in His Back, Family-Ordered Autopsy Finds - The New York TimesCops who killed Stephon Clark may have broken department policies - NY Daily NewsSessions Memo||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Omnibus, March for our Lives, Identity Culture and Politics||Has Trump drained the "Swamp?" How different from Hillary is Trump? What is the difference between thoughts and prayers vs holding a sign? Will the March for our Lives change anything? How does March for our Lives play into Identity Politics? Are we an identity culture? Tune in! Intro credit to Cardi B...she had a fun Instagram post last week. If you enjoyed the episode please subscribe, rate and review! Links: What's Included (And What's Not) In The $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Bill||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Discussing China's Social Credit Score, Free Speech, and the Latest Cryptocurrency News||What is China's new social credit score policy? What can the U.S. learn from this new credit score policy? Does the millennial generation view free speech differently? What is the latest news in cryptocurrency? All of this discussed, tune in! If you would like to support the podcast please subscribe, share and leave a review! Special Guest: Clayton Warnke. Links: FIRE - Defending individual rights in higher education.What's Your 'Public Credit Score'? The Shanghai Government Can Tell You : Parallels : NPRChina Explores Social Credit Scores | On PointTwitter Reportedly Banning Cryptocurrency Ads In Coming Weeks||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Discussing Trump's Stance on the Death Penalty, New Tariff Policy, and the Importance of State Politics||This week Molly and I discuss some recent news and state politics. What is President Trump's plan for dealing with drug dealers? Will a death penalty for drug dealers stop the drug war? What's wrong with Trump's new trade policy? Why should you pay attention to state politics? All of this discussed. If you would like to support the podcast please subscribe and leave a review! Links: At Pennsylvania rally, Trump again calls for the death penalty for drug dealers - The Washington PostTrump Orders Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum. Can Congress Stop Him? - Hit & Run : Reason.comEconomics Was Invented to Refute Trump's Tariff Arguments - Foundation for Economic Education - Working for a free and prosperous worldThe Evidence Is In: the Death Penalty Won't Win the Drug War - Foundation for Economic Education - Working for a free and prosperous worldTrump Wrong On Death Penalty For Drug DealersTrump Administration Is Looking into Executing Drug Dealers||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Discussing the Recent Mass Shooting with guest George Doll||Welcome to our first official episode of Altered Outlook! In this episode, we discuss the tragic recent mass shooting. Discussing why these shootings occur? How is the media discussing them? What are some possible policy solutions? What was going on...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great new podcast!
This podcast was informative and provided great insight on recent issues, excited to see new content!
This podcast was one of the best i’ve ever heard! I usually don’t listen to anything too political but these two are so intelligent and bring such an interesting perspective! Looking forward to hearing more from this duo- highly recommend to anyone!
Love this duo!
Really really smart stuff coming from these folks. Love their insight— clearly very educated, and have realistic ideas for nuanced issues. Be sure to listen and check it out.