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Politics, and Activism, and Parody, Oh My! Join progressive performer and activist Alyson Rodriguez Orenstein as she uses her passion for politics, performance, and pastiche to discuss the state of our nation's democracy, who we are as a people, and what we can do in the face of potential #^@&ing disaster. Joined by a different guest each week, Alyson will talk about the week's biggest news, and America's need for true systemic change. Each episode also offers up suggestions for real actions ...
 
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Alyson is back for Season 2 and this time she’s bringing friends! Starting this episode Alyson will be joined by a variety of progressive folks to talk about what’s going on in the world, ways we can contribute to making it better. We kick off joined by Kennedy Allen, of Women at Warp, Your Away Team, & The Black Tribbles. Among other things we tal…
 
Somehow it's Election Day 2020 and we are about to watch the ass try to kick the elephant... or something . Today Alyson talks about why our episodes have not been coming out as scheduled for the last few weeks, and shares a few last minute thoughts as we brace ourselves for... Whatever The Fuck Is About To Happen. Good Luck, America! www.LastRants…
 
Hello everyone, Alyson here. I’m taking a cue from Heather Cox Richardson, and listening to Self Care Saru and taking this Sunday off cuz I’m honestly… just burnt the fuck out. I’ll be back next Sunday with another full episode Until then, keep your eyes peeled, you mind open, and your heart on...By Alyson Rodriguez Orenstein
 
In this BONUS Wednesday pod, Alyson goes over the Philly races and Ballot Questions that she gets to weigh in on, in hopes that it'll help the rest of you out there to be comfortable with your ballots/the info you'll see when you head to the polls on November 3rd! www.LastRants.com In this Episode: 00:00:00 - Hello: Ballot instructions 00:07:10 - P…
 
This week was full of all sorts of useless political content on the teevee. Alyson talks about the dueling town halls and Amy Coney Barret’s Supreme Court Nomination hearings in case you didn't have the time to watch, cuz who the fuck does? Plus we talk about the hypocrisy of the GOP breaking voting laws by setting up their own ballot collection bo…
 
This week feels like a hangover! We talk about Kamala & Mike’s Wednesdsay night showdown at the VP debate, Connect some dots of the Evil Cheeto’s reckless behavior, and celebrate National Coming Out day, even in the pandemic. Plus Alyson parodies more 80’s shit cuz let’s be real, she would have loved to be 20 in 1984 instead of being born that year…
 
The Evil Cheeto caught Corona in the wake of a sh!tshow debate. We talk about that, the latest in voter suppression, and census news and Alyson gifts you with possibly the best (worst) Disturbed "ooo-wah ah ah ah" you ever did hear! Win a Last Rants Tote Bag just by subscribing, rating, & reviewing! Winner announced on our October 18th show! www.La…
 
Disappointment abounds as we learn about the indictments the Grand Jury handed down in Kentucky, and Breonna's killers seem t be escaping justice. Plus the Big Ol' Baby in Chief continues to say he might not step down, and wrongly insists the election is already rigged against him, and that results must be announced on election night, even if ballo…
 
It's Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, Ruth Bader Ginsberg has passed and women in the US are STILL receiving forced sterilizations. It's been a rough news week. We'll also talk a bit about how we can fight voter suppression, and Alyson sings more parodies of showtunes than she usually does, sorry & you're welcome! Win a Last Rants Tote Bag just …
 
The West Coast is ablaze so we take a lil looksee at climate policy from both presidential candidates. Meanwhile the nation celebrates Labor Day, Patriot Day, & Grandparents Day, and Alyson offers up some seasonally appropriate holiday carols! Win a Last Rants Tote Bag just by subscribing, rating, & reviewing! Winner announced on our October 18th s…
 
As the 2020 Presidential Election draws near, Alyson talks about who she's voting for, why she's voting for them, and why she thinks you should too. We'll talk about voter abstention and third party voting, and accepting reality even when we're not thrilled about it. We recognize that our democracy's issues are bigger than just one election, but th…
 
Is American Democracy F#@&$d? Our first EVER episode will introduce you to the show, and get us all on the same page as to why we're worried. Climate change, disease, voter disenfranchisement, violence in the streets... are we repeating the mistakes of fallen empires of the past? Laugh, cry, scream & sing along with Alyson as we talk it over! Win a…
 
Coming September 13th, 2020! Last Rants: Musings from an Empire on the Edge! Subscribe today to be notified when we launch! Politics, and Activism, and Parody, Oh My! Join progressive performer and activist Alyson Rodriguez Orenstein as she uses her passion for politics, performance, and pastiche to discuss the state of our nation's democracy, who …
 
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