Something's Off with Andrew Heaton
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Politics minus bile plus jokes. Comedian and avowed independent Andrew Heaton examines current events with his deranged friends, then slops humor on top.
||CleanEp. 25 | Railing Against Minimum Wage | Guest: Brian Brushwood||Brian Brushwood joins Heaton to discuss New York's minimum wage increase for Uber drivers, and to hate on civil asset forfeiture. Plus Heaton gives unsolicited advice to the new White House Chief of Staff.||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24 | Libertarianism, Socialism, and NASA | Guest: Gene Epstein||Heaton's economics mentor Gene Epstein (moderator of the SOHO forum) joins to discuss how socialism can comfortably exist within a capitalist framework, and also to relentlessly yell at Heaton for his ongoing support of NASA.||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23 | Who's In The Clink and Who's Not? | Guest: Turner Sparks||Comedian and host of "Lost in America" podcast Turner Sparks returns to discuss who's heading to prison and who's not. Criminals include: Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen, sex offender billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, and a Chinese heiress who might be hostage for trade negotiations. Plus: Nick of Nick's Horseless Diner comes on with a horrifying story about a murderous horse.||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22 | What's The Brexit Fight Over Now | Guest: Juliet Samuel||Britain and Europe are getting a divorced, and nobody seems very pleased with how it's going. Telegraph columnist Juliet Samuel joins Heaton to make sense of things. Plus, fake robot news!||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21 | BIAS! | Guest: Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy||Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy returns to discuss bias, cognitive traps, and the difference between tokenism and intellectual diversity. Plus, on Animal News, Heaton does a deep dive on the story of endangered Hawaiian monk seals getting eels stuck in their nostrils.||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20 | What Is Populism and How Do We Drown It | Guest: Jason Buttrill||France has moved from its normal recreational protesting to prolonged riots. Populism is on the rise there, in America, and throughout Europe. What is populism and what's inflaming it? Jason Buttrill, chief researcher and headwriter at The Blaze, joins Heaton to discuss.||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19 | The Coddling of the American Mind | Guest: Greg Lukianoff||Greg Lukianoff, president of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, joins Heaton to discuss his book "The Coddling of the American Mind" on outrage culture and free speech on American college campuses.||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18 | Everything's Cheaper, Faster, Madder | Guest: Remy Munasifi||Musical comedian Remy (from Reason) joins Heaton to talk about how, empirically, everything is getting better. So why is everyone mad? Plus Austin Bragg brings news from Westeros.||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17 | Will We Automate You? | Guests: Joe Leonardo and David Ryan Polgar||Comedian Joe Leonardo and tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar join Heaton to talk about automation, wireless cars, and how turning everything into robots can be awesome and terrifying simultaneously.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16 | Are British people human? How do they think? | Guest: Zoe Samuel||Comedy writer and verified British person Zoe Samuel joins Heaton to talk about English politics, political mindsets, and the Prime Minister's Questions. Heaton explains why Betty White should be Queen of America.||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15 | Why George HW Bush Is Underrated||In his first solo show, Heaton gives a biography of the late George H. W. Bush, and why he's underrated as a president. Plus, Heaton responds to listener reviews.||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14 |The Politics of Star Trek | Guest: Tim Sandefur||Heaton gives a primer on how to swear like a Scotsman after Scottish News. Then the Goldwater Institute's Tim Sandefur joins to discuss the political philosophies of Star Trek, and how Picard measures up to Captain Kirk.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13 | Designer Babies and Animal News | Guest: J. W. Crump||Heaton and comedian / amateur bioethicists J. W. Crump discuss the world's first gene-edited babies, and if it's a good idea to fiddle with the human genome to give kids purple eyes and more taste buds. Plus Animal News, including a giant cow and the Queen of England.||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 | An Interview With Bigfoot | Guest: Justin Young||Heaton interviews Bigfoot about the movement to draft him to run for Congress. Plus political junky Justin Robert Young joins to talk about the Democratic hopefuls gearing up for 2020.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 | Why Are We in Yemen and Where Is It | Guest: Brian Brushwood||Magician and professional fire-eater Brian Brushwood rejoins Heaton to discuss a how unlikely Senate allies might actually balance out war powers and get us out of Yemen. PLUS an excerpt of "Moby Dick" (as written by Bernie Sanders) and an interview with the owner of Nick's Horseless Diner.||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10 | Tear Gas at the Border | Guest: Royce Sharp||Heaton brings on Royce Sharp to explain how his dating life impacts national immigration policy, and the use of tear gas at the border. PLUS news on Hugh Hefner's aquatic sex coffin.||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9 | Botham Jean and Cross Burnings | Guest: Deanna Easley||In “World News” Heaton bans a world leader from attending his birthday and spitballs alternate nominations for the head of Interpol. He’s then joined by Deanna Easley, host of the “Black in the Day” podcast, to talk about black history, the Botham Jean shooting, and whether America is becoming more or less racist.||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8 | Puppy Grooming Licenses | Guest: Shoshanna Weissman||Shoshanna Weissman, a rogue policy wonk at the R Street Institute joins Heaton to discuss the dumbest occupational licenses in the United States, many of which either involve corpses or flowers. Plus, updates on an America hero who chases down a perp from his riding lawn mower.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7 | Stock Market Tips from Oblivious Comedians | Guest: Mahesh Kotagi||Heaton brings back "Animal News" to cover drunk raccoons, a lost camel, and whether pet alligators are better than cats. Then comedian Mahesh Kotagi joins to offer perspective on Apu from The Simpsons, and how political correctness affects standup. Plus ruin your portfolio with "Stock Market Tips from Comedians."||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 | The Mathematical Case Against Democracy | Guest: Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy||Heaton brings on comedian and verified smart person Andrea Jones-Rooy to discuss the soft, problematic underbelly of democracy: math. Plus: News from Canada, including a butter heist and a mythical Thunderbird.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5 l The Three Languages of Politics | Guest: Arnold Kling||In today's podcast we take a deep breath and skip the headlines and segments to do an actual, honest-to-god interview with a thoughtful adult. Arnold Kling is the author of "The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across Political Divides." He's an expert on how people think and the filters conservatives, progressives, and libertarians interprets things through.||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4 | Amazon Should Build Its Own City | Guest: Jim Swift||Amazon Should Build Its Own City, with guest Jim Swift Amazon finally picks two overwhelmingly unsurprising locations for its HQ, and Heaton talks to The Weekly Standard's Jim Swift about the perils of corporate cronyism. Plus:, "Naughty Parts from Around the World": a segment devoted entirely to scandals and sex.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3 | Ghosts and Creepy Dolls on Paranormal News | Guest: Brian Brushwood||The most interesting thing about the midterms wasn't Red Team vs. Blue Team, it was state propositions. "Modern Rogue" founder and touring magician Brian Brushwood joins Heaton to talk about gerrymandering, legal weed, minimum wage, and how to properly eat a light bulb. PLUS: ghosts and creepy dolls on Paranormal News.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 | The Exhausted Middle | Guest: Royce Sharp||Filmmaker Royce Sharp joins to discuss a better way to view the electorate than Red Team and Blue Team, and the large but quiet "exhausted middle." Plus learn about why Heaton's arch-nemesis is a penguin in "Animal News."||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 | Censorship in China | Guest: Turner Sparks||In China, you submit your jokes to the government and the commies edit them for you. International comedian Turner Sparks joins to talk about being funny in an authoritarian regime. Plus, find out about Holographic Reagan and how Heaton's cryptocurrency portfolio is doing in "Tech News."||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: Something's Off with Andrew Heaton||Coming November 12, 2018. Politics minus bile plus jokes. Comedian and avowed independent Andrew Heaton examines current events with his deranged friends, then slops humor on it.||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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Adrew is very articulate and well spoken with very few pause’s (for brain farts.) He is intelligent without the stuffiness. Overall a pleasure to listen to and, As I watch his podcast on blaze tv, to look at. He actually has me thinking about some of his more liberal standings. Gee guess I’m not as tribal as I thought.
Overall good timing, easy to dance to, I’d give him about a 92.
Better than a waiter on a horse!
Read the summary title. Why are you wasting your time in the body of this review? I've said all I need to say. You know what's not a waste of time? This podcast. It's thoughtful and funny and challenges the traditional narrative. Be brave and listen and while you're at it, go to Snuffys and get a quality novelty meal.
The show does a nice job balancing comedy with thoughtful conversations. It is nice to see people talk about ideas without being a d!$k.
You guys should try to get Russ Roberts on the show. His podcast is a good example of serious, long-form, civil discussions of complex issues. The use of nuance and lack of hyperbole is refreshing. It reminds me of this podcast in that way.