WhyPartisan with Kristen Howerton & Paul Martin
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WhyPartisan is a weekly conversation between two friends and political junkies. Paul Martin, lifetime Republican, and Kristen Howerton, an enthusiastic democrat, try to figure out what a civil discourse about politics looks like. From social justice issues to the differences between the two parties, from current political hot topics to the intersection of race, religion, and public policy, Kristen and Paul delve into all aspects of the political arena, bringing a dose of humor and vulnerability to the conversation.
||CleanThe Tricky Case of Stormy Daniels & Why It Matters: WhyPartisan, Episode 11||Trump had an affair with a porn star and allegedly paid her off during his election to stay quiet. Does it matter? We talk about all of the implications. We also discuss the recent case of a Congolese family seeking asylum and a 7-year-old being separa.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe White House On Fire: WhyPartisan, Episode 10||We’re talking about the mass exodus on white house staffers, the ongoing drama and revelations in the Russia probe, the continued revelations of lies, and those problematic quotes from Nunburg. Here’s that list of staffers who have either been fired||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Trump A “Stable Genius?” Did he prevent aviation deaths in 2017? Is the DOJ a “Deep State?” Did Bannon “lose his mind?”: WhyPartisan, Episode 09||A big week in the claims of President Trump. Is he a “stable genius?” Did Steve Bannon “lose his mind?” Is he to be praised that there were zero aviation deaths in 2017? Is his nuclear button “bigger” than that of Kim Jong-un?||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo Trump’s Accusers Matter? A Candidate Wants Slavery To Return, Israel, And Wedding Cakes: WhyPartisan, Episode 08||As women continue to speak up, we review the latest in the sex abuse allegations in the political arena, and how it relates to our nation. Also, allegations of pedophilia, a vision to bring back slavery and restrict women’s voting rights,||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Flynn Pleads Guilty & What’s With This New Tax Bill?: WhyPartisan, Episode 07||Russia hacking into the election, obstruction of justice, collusion — no matter what one thinks, we now have a guilty plea from one of Trump’s own staff. With Flynn now cooperating with Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel,||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Is Running For U.S Congress And Kristen Has Questions!: WhyPartisan, Episode 06||Paul’s run for U.S. House of Representatives! And Kristen has lots of questions about it! In this episode, Paul lays out his vision as a “raging centrist” Republican and why he’s running against a highly unpopular 15-term Republican who refers t||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRoy Moore, Al Franken and the Biased Reactions to Allegations: WhyPartisan, Episode 05||This week, sexual allegations brought forth against politicians Roy Moore and Al Franken and how our political allegiance may color our reactions to such scenarios. We discuss Trump’s reaction to Franken and his corresponding silence around Moore.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReza Aslan on Trump, the Religious Right, and Muslim Bias: WhyPartisan, Episode 04||New York Times bestselling author and host of CNN’s “Believer,” Reza Aslan doesn’t shy away from his views on politics and faith. As a professor of religion and years growing up as a Muslim American, he brings a challenging perspective on the Am||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndictments in the Russia Probe, Terror in NYC, Transgender Ban Fails, Christian College Boots Trump Critic: WhyPartisan, Episode 03||Indictments intensify in Trump-Russia probe, NYC terror attacker who was “radicalized” in the U.S., the miltary transgender ban is overturned by courts, and Liberty University boots a theologian and Trump critic. Friends and politics junkies,||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming Political, Thanks Mom and Dad: WhyPartisan, Episode 02||Paul and Kristen’s political origins story. Studies show that whether liberal, conservative, socialist, or anarchist, political affiliation and political intensity are often handed to us from outside factors like parents, socio-economic upbringing,||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGold Star Families, Healthcare, Travel Ban & #MeToo: WhyPartisan, Episode 01||Drama over calls to gold star families, the latest healthcare flip-flop, the most recent overturn of an attempted travel ban, and Harvey Weinstein, sexual assult, the “me too” campaign and how partisan ties play into perceptions on this issue.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Brilliant perspectives, articulate insights and intelligent commentary on this crazy country right now from Christians. What a breath of fresh air!
Politics for the Layman
Politics make me uncomfortable and I think I might even break out into hives during prolonged exposure to it but this podcast is perfect for me. The episodes are short enough that I don’t feel overwhelmed, the conversation is civil and brings both sides of the political spectrum, and gives information that is current to what is going on in the political arena in terms that the most basic person can understand. I appreciate the discourse between Paul and Kristen as they talk openly, honestly, vulnerably, and even humorously about topics that they agree and disagree on. It helps me feel somewhat informed about a topic that I usually shy away from and gives me more perspective on the political arena as a whole. Keep up the good work, guys!