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On this podcast, Jon Barber uses his unique style of musical commentary to share in-depth analysis on a wide variety of artists. Subscribe to listen as @BarberShreds goes deep and explores the music scene, with a focus on touring artists like The Disco Biscuits. Here at TDAD, we host and feature inspiring guests as they banter with Jon and discuss music, technology, and anything that shreds. #TouchdownsAllDay Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/touchdownsallday.
 
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What did we learn about the American electorate and the state of our politics from the elections of 2020? What do the results tell us about partisanship, the divisions between red and blue America, and the possibilities for heightened polarization or compromise going forward? To consider these questions, we are joined by Senior Editor at The Atlant…
 
The educator, orator, and thinker Booker T. Washington (1856 – 1915) has long been considered one of the most important figures in the post-Civil War era. But, as Diana Schaub explains, his thought and actions often have been misunderstood. In this Conversation, Schaub, a leading interpreter of American political thought, attempts to recover Washin…
 
Where do things stand in the presidential race with two weeks to go until Election Day? Why have the polling averages been so stable even as events have been tumultuous? To discuss, we’re delighted to welcome back veteran Republican operative and frequent guest, Mike Murphy who has been sharing his wisdom, insight, and humor with us throughout the …
 
Where do things stand in the presidential race after the first debate? What should we look for in the final five weeks before Election Day? To discuss, we’re delighted to welcome back veteran Republican operative and frequent guest Mike Murphy. After assessing the debate performances, Murphy explains why he thinks Biden now possesses a substantial …
 
Part 2 - We're back and landing this ship deep in the ocean of Osiris. Take a trip in the wayback machine and relive the early years of the best band in the lands. Live Podcast on YouTube & and soft launch/test on #CouchTourTV w/ Max "b'gock!" Dawson & @BarberShreds @ The Oasis Pond Studio. This the last show in the comfort of the Barber's Californ…
 
Part - We're back and landing this ship deep in the ocean of Osiris. Take a trip in the wayback machine and relive the early years of the best band in the lands. Live Podcast on YouTube & and soft launch/test on #CouchTourTV w/ Max "b'gock!" Dawson & @BarberShreds @ The Oasis Pond Studio. This the last show in the comfort of the Barber's California…
 
How well have political and legal norms held up in our politics during the Trump presidency? In November 2017, Jack Goldsmith, a professor of Law at Harvard and a former Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel, shared his assessment of the early days of the Trump presidency. Now, as we head to the end of 2020, Goldsmith re-joins u…
 
Where do things stand in the race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden as we head into the final two months of the campaign? What strategies are the candidates pursuing? What pitfalls do they have to watch out for? What expected or unforeseen events might shape the race? Joining us this week is veteran Republican operative and frequent guest Mike Mur…
 
How should we grade American universities on their performance in educating young people? What role do universities play in American life today? How might we think about the opportunities for education beyond the traditional on-campus model? In this Conversation, the University of Virginia’s Paul Cantor argues that universities often are failing in…
 
We're Back & Hitting 'em with the Haymaker! One of the band's most iconic shows of all time. Hear what @BarberShreds has to say when reliving this historical moment in the history of the Disco Biscuits! Haymakers All Day, Barber's Back w/ a play by play of 10/05/2002 @ Haymaker Music Festival at Oakley Farm in Spotsylvania, VA. "This festival took …
 
Where do things stand in the US with the Covid-19 pandemic? How should we judge the response so far? How can we do better in the months ahead? In this Conversation, leading Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch shares his expertise on the Covid-19 crisis. Lipsitch argues that the country remains in a bad situation with respect to viral transmission,…
 
And, We're back, baby! It’s E033 of The “Touchdowns All Day w/ Jon Barber podcast and we're going long. Taking a trip in the way back machine w/ @BarberShreds & former Disco Biscuits drummer turned doctor, Sammy Altman. Part 2 of 2 This episode is sponsored by Nugs.net, Sunset Lake CBD, Synlawn, and Harry’s.com Check out the contests We have runnin…
 
That’s right ladies and gentlemen. We’re back. We are back. Shining love and light through the darkness. It’s E032 of The “Touchdowns All Day w/ Jon Barber podcast and we're going deep with The Professor, Dr. Xam, The man, Sammy Altman. Yeah, Sammy! Take a trip to the way back machine w/ @BarberShreds & former Disco Biscuits drummer turned doctor, …
 
How should we think about the American founding? What role does slavery play in the history of the United States? What should be done about Confederate monuments? How might we think about the legacies of revered figures from America's past? Over the past year, these perennially important questions have been unusually central to our public life. In …
 
"Bases For A Day" "Touchdowns All Day w/ Jon Barber" is back with a recap of the @thediscobiscuits "Take You Out to the Ball Game" Episode w/ tDB The Disco Biscuits Take You Out to the Ball Game - 6/23/2020, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA. The boys are back and this time they are out here hitting #HomerunsAllDay #DingersAllDay The Disco Biscu…
 
What is the state of the presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden? How might decisions such as Biden’s vice-presidential pick and campaign events like the conventions change—or not change—the race? What possible moves might we expect from the Trump and Biden campaigns as we head toward the fall? In this Conversation with Bill Kristol, v…
 
What are the motives and impulses behind the current wave of online denunciations of incorrect opinion? What is distinctive about the recent rise of mob violence? How does political extremism threaten American principles of government like toleration, free speech, and compromise? In this Conversation, Christine Rosen, a senior writer at Commentary,…
 
Born in 1950 in New York City and raised in Montreal, Charles Krauthammer, who died two years ago on June 21, 2018, was an indispensable voice in American public life for nearly four decades. His writing and speaking—covering politics, religion, religion, technology, sports, and many other subjects—enriched our public life profoundly. A staunch def…
 
What is the current economic situation of the US in light of the ongoing public health crisis? How successful have policies been in addressing the economic crisis? What are possible paths forward for the American economy in the short and medium term? In this Conversation, Stan Veuger of the American Enterprise Institute shares his perspective on th…
 
Tensions between the United States and China have been rising as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. There is urgent need to think about the U.S.-China relationship and how the U.S. should confront the challenge. In this Conversation, Princeton professor and author of A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia, …
 
The Allen Interview is finally here! "Touchdowns All Day w/ Jon Barber" is back with a special Two Part Episode w/ tDB Drummer Allen Aucoin. Both episodes LIVE FRIDAY 5/15. 'This is more Allen vocal mic input than the last 14 years of @thediscobiscuits shows.' Jon Barber interviews his fellow bandmate, The Disco Biscuits drummer Allen Aucoin. Is Al…
 
The Allen Interview is finally here! "Touchdowns All Day w/ Jon Barber" is back with a special Two Part Episode w/ tDB Drummer Allen Aucoin. Both episodes LIVE FRIDAY 5/15. 'This is more Allen vocal mic input than the last 14 years of @thediscobiscuits shows.' Jon Barber interviews his fellow bandmate, The Disco Biscuits drummer Allen Aucoin. Is Al…
 
What will the campaign between Donald Trump and Joe Biden look like amidst the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis? What strategies might each candidate pursue? What strategies should they pursue? Joining us—in our first socially-distanced audio Conversation—is veteran Republican operative and frequent guest Mike Murphy to discuss the state of…
 
What is liberal democracy? What parts of human nature does liberal democracy rely on and try to cultivate? How can Aristotle help us understand America? In this thought-provoking and challenging Conversation, Harvey Mansfield shares his interpretation of liberal democracy as a regime that relies on both the democratic and aristocratic parts of huma…
 
What reforms would most benefit American education? What are the obstacles to putting them in place? What changes to the education sector should we anticipate in the coming years? In this Conversation, Chester Finn, a former assistant secretary of education and veteran scholar of education policy, shares his perspective on the state of American edu…
 
@TDAD we're poppin', a droppin', and papadopoulosin' We give you our attempt at some pure comedy, during these dark times. Recorded one Friday night, The @TouchdownsAllDay & @BroBible Round Table Edition is a just a bunch of guys having fun & striving for a few organic moments of laughter. This Type II “comedy jam” features riffs by Jon Barber, Cru…
 
Sometimes @ TDAD HQ, we find it necessary to let the people know. This is our first attempt at a PSA, about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We sit down with health professional and #TouchdownsALLDAY Executive Producer, Vik Sobti, to discuss what's its like to have the virus, effective quarantine procedures, how to get tested, or what to do if you are s…
 
According to the standards of today, all philosophic and political writing is expected to be clear and unambiguous. Writers are told to be absolutely open about their suppositions and opinions—to lay all their cards on the table. In this Conversation with Bill Kristol, Michigan State political scientist Arthur Melzer reminds us that this was not al…
 
The whole world stops, but Barber still shreds. E026 of "Touchdowns All Day w/ Jon Barber" Evan Winiker drops by the Oasis Pond Studio for a conversation about what it means to be fan of a band in the COVID-19 era. Evan is a music manager at Full Stop Management, his first Biscuits show was in September 2001 at The Wetlands. Listen now to this incr…
 
Is the current system of presidential selection—primary and caucus voting—working well? How did the framers of the Constitution think about presidential selection? How did presidential selection work at other moments in American history? In this Conversation, University of Virginia political scientist James Ceaser shares his perspective on the char…
 
The podcast that is a podcast and will continue to be a podcast. Ladies & Gentlemen, we have a special episode for you this week: Here we are in the 25th year of this great band, we're going back to the roots with a very special interview with an old friend, Jonathan Schwartz aka “The General of Jam" from Sirius XM radio. Jon was an integral part o…
 
What was the Old West? How did Westerns emerge as a quintessential American art form? What are the greatest Westerns and what accounts for their enduring appeal—in America and around the world? In this Conversation, Paul Cantor explains how the Western rose to prominence—and the philosophical, political, and cultural themes that the greatest Wester…
 
E024 - BEST OF THE FILLMORE PHILLY This episode of "Touchdowns All Day w/ Jon Barber" is brought to you by The Fillmore Philadelphia - A LIVENATION Philadelphia venue. We look back at some of the epic moments of The Disco Biscuits history at Philadelphia's crown jewel, The Fillmore Philadelphia. Take a trip back down memory with Barber and crew and…
 
Though not read nearly as much as it should be, Montesquieu’s The Spirit of the Laws (1748) is a fundamental text in the history of political philosophy. Featuring key presentations of themes including the separation of powers, the effect of commerce in politics, and the nature of republican and monarchical governments, The Spirit of the Laws had p…
 
Talking about all things Tractorbeam on this, E023 of "Touchdowns All Day w/ Jon Barber." Real life Tractorbeam Coaches, Derek Van Scoten of @Cloudchord & Adrian Santos aka Space Cookie have been busy behind the scenes coaching & creating for the The Disco Biscuits' Track-suited alter ego band. Derek drops by @Barbershreds' Oasis Pond Studio to dra…
 
In this Conversation, first released in 2018, Professor Diana Schaub considers the life and ideas of the statesman and political thinker Frederick Douglass (c. 1818 – 1885). Schaub reflects on Douglass’s life, including his experience of slavery, his abolitionist politics, his work on behalf of the Union in the Civil War, and his post-war efforts t…
 
The birthrate in the United States, and in many other countries around the world, has been declining for decades. The US birthrate now is at 1.8, which is below the need for a stable population—the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman. Yet the profound consequences of this change take generations to play out. In this Conversation, Jonathan V.…
 
It's Super Bowl Sunday & @Barbershreds is back in the booth & reviewing the tapes. We're looking to score big with this one, Episode 22 of Touchdowns All Day is here. Fading back to some highlights from The Disco Biscuits 2019/2020 NYE > CHI Run, Jon relives how fun it is to play guitar w/ this band full of MVP's. Support this show http://supporter…
 
What is the political and economic situation in Europe today? How should we think about contentious issues like stresses in the European Union, Brexit, the migration crisis, and the rise of populist parties of the Left and the Right? In this Conversation, AEI economist Stan Veuger shares an incisive and—against the conventional wisdom—rather encour…
 
The podcast that brings you to the MOJO of the universe and back again. Thanks to you all for a great inaugural year. In this episode, we look back at the new songs The Disco Biscuits have been playing on their 2019/2020 Tour. With a highly anticipated album looming, the boys are firing on all cylinders. These are the jams that make the jams jam. W…
 
How is the US economy performing today? How should we think about the turn against free markets by prominent figures of the Left and the Right? What economic policies might spur innovation and growth in the future? In this Conversation, Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw analyzes the current moment and shares his perspective on the major economic …
 
Jack Goldsmith is a professor of law at Harvard, an expert on national security, terrorism, and cybersecurity—and a regular guest on Conversations. As he reveals in a fascinating new book, In Hoffa’s Shadow, from the age of 12 in 1975 he was personally wrapped up in one of the most contentious episodes in American history—the disappearance of the p…
 
The podcast that made it all the way to 20 Episodes. It's a celebration and we couldn't think of a better way to ring it in, then with everyone's favorite bass player, Marc Brownstein. It's truly an honor to share our stage with such a boss. It's Chrimmastime, busy time, showtime. Triple time! #TouchdownsAllDay #Barbershreds #Browniebooms 11/22/201…
 
As we head into the 2020 election year, veteran political strategist and commentator Mike Murphy joins Bill Kristol to discuss the state of the race for the Democratic nomination, and the general election to follow. What are plausible paths to the nomination for Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and possible dark horse ca…
 
The podcast that delivers the gravy is BACK. It's Terr:30 @TDADHQ & we are LIVE w/ Episode 19 of "Touchdowns All Day w/ Jon Barber." Having just completed the first leg of a 2019/2020 Winter Tour with The Disco Biscuits, @BarberShreds tells his recent tales from the road & takes a stand against college football scheduling . "The setlists were hot, …
 
Best known for his 24 years in the Senate, Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927 - 2003) was a major figure in the political history of the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. In this Conversation, political scientist Greg Weiner, author of a fine intellectual biography of Moynihan, reviews Moynihan’s political career and his approac…
 
Episode 18 of "Touchdowns All Day" is LIVE with @BarberShreds and Max "B'Gock" Dawson are throwing it back 20 years back into '99. Hear these tales from the road during the early days of the The Disco Biscuits nearly 25 year career. E018 is packed full of inside stories, jams, and origins behind the Hot Air Balloon Rock Opera, Little Lai AKA Bert, …
 
Is America the best place in the world to get medical care? How should we think about recent proposals for healthcare reform like “Medicare for All” or creating new incentives for controlling costs? In this Conversation, James Capretta, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a leading scholar on health policy, presents an incisive, nuanc…
 
Episode 17 of "Touchdowns All Day" is LIVE with @BarberShreds fading back 20 years into The NineNine. The Disco Biscuits played a series of shows that would go down in the scorebook as beloved by fans & highly regarded. Relive those 3 nights from 1999, or hear them for the 1st time, with our mastered anniversary releases — Now available on @nugsnet…
 
Since at least the middle of the nineteenth century, certain writers, scholars, and amateur sleuths have questioned whether William Shakespeare, the actor and son of a glovemaker from Stratford, really could have written Shakespeare's plays. Possible alternatives posited by Shakespeare skeptics have included the philosopher Francis Bacon and the co…
 
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