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Staying informed doesn't have to be painful. In this daily news and politics podcast presented by Betches Media and hosted by Amanda Duberman, co-hosts Sami Sage, Alise Morales, Bryan Russell Smith, Milly Tamarez and Kaitlin Byrd run through the day’s wildest headlines with accessible analysis and commentary you will actually relate to. Daily episodes bring fact-based news delivered with humor plus interviews with members of Congress, candidates, activists, comedians, and political experts t ...
 
W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu are comedians who take politics seriously — and longtime friends, trying to help keep each other sane. Join them as they pull the alarm on the dumpster fire that is American politics, and talk to the creators, thinkers, and leaders doing the work to defend and reinvent our democracy.
 
Going into my first venture on my own, J Byrd is flying solo. Just a guy from upstate New York trying to make it as a stand up comedian. This is my way of improving talking and getting no response and getting better about it. I talk about my everyday life and the funny and maybe not so funny stuff that goes on, however the cookies may crumble, were just gonna run with it. give it a listen and let me know what you think. thank you!
 
Tired of podcasts that sound like NPR and other boring talk radio? Kick those librarian wannabes off your phone and tune in to the top the dial at 107.7. Brad and Syd pay homage to FM radio rock jocks with their comedic opinions and loaded takes, and there's always a little classic rock mixed in. Hang on!
 
Ever wondered how a murder/suicide pact gets its start? Well, look no further than this podcast! Two men, both descending on the slippery slope of madness, rap on their shared love of comics, pop culture, and sexual depravity. Together, they work hand in hand to fight the forces of sanity, decency, and hygiene. They fight because they have to. Because this isn't the podcast the internet deserves, or needs, or wants...or even asked for. But it's the one they're getting, dammit!
 
This is a comedy about a blacklisted Hollywood directortrying to film her first family TV show on an extremelysmall budget. Starring: Kimberly Coburn - as Kayla Brave. Kenneth Byrd - as Raydell Brave. Djarese Blevins - as Troy Brave. Mary Jenkins - as Davonna Brave. Amir Byrd - as Tarrin Brave. Teresa Suarez Grosso - Felicia, the Director. Anthony De La Cruz - Greco, the Cinematographer. SOUND FX & SAMPLES PROVIDED BY: * FREE SOUND.ORG * PRO MUSIC PACK.COM * LOOPERMAN.COM * GLITCHMACHINES.CO ...
 
A podcast that combines timeless pop culture discussions with hilarious banter between comedian Josh Accardo and actress Maureen Van Zandt (The Sopranos). The podcast dives DEEP into American pop culture in America and where we're going wrong. From "millennials" to news and politics. Music to the archetype of celebrity: no topic is off limits. #GenGapNation
 
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Alise, Amanda, and Bryan react to the trial against Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of sex trafficking and grooming young women for Jeffrey Epstein. They explain how the female-dominated trial plays into the gender dynamics of 2021 and the shocking tactics from the defense. They also try to discern Ghislaine Maxwell’s motivation for committing sex crime…
 
Sami and Amanda catch up after a long holiday weekend before unpacking what we know about the Omicron variant. How much of the alarm is legitimate and how much is manufactured? They have a broader conversation about how the new variant highlights how far we are from a pre-pandemic norm. Then, they discuss Americans’ dissatisfaction with the economy…
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring actor/director Terence Bowman; Jorge Contreras, author of The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA; & Marc Hartzman, author of Chasing Ghosts: A Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural Download Montreal actor, Terence Bowman, is directing a live table read for…
 
(Episode 152) Join us as we call Kate Hosier the South Haven City Manager to talk about water, short-term rentals, and all things South Haven. Brook Blanchard joins Rob and Laura in the studio as our special in-studio guest. On Let's Talk Real Estate with Tina Goodrich, we will wing it. It's all here, right now and so much more on Rob Byrd's Moondo…
 
Alise, Bryan, and Amanda chat for a special holiday episode dedicated to the recent surge of millennial nostalgia. They consider how this wave of reboots, revivals and retrospectives differs from normal trend cycles and why 30-somethings might be gripping onto these past comforts. Finally, they discuss which day in the early 2000s they’d choose to …
 
Alise and Milly react to two pieces of news today ahead of Thanksgiving. They start off with the announcement that Target will no longer be open on Thanksgiving Day, after their CEO finally realized that workers would rather be at home with their families. They also discuss the resignations of a couple of Fox News correspondents over Tucker Carlson…
 
Sami and Amanda sit down with Rep. Adam Schiff for a therapeutic conversation about processing the Trump years in light of the congressman’s new book. Schiff shares the surreal experience of being the focus of Trump’s bullying, from getting recognized in the streets and during a literal insurrection to how his family had fun with Trump’s host of ni…
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring thriller novelist Peter James, author of Left You Dead; Merlin Batchelor, from Tank Taxi; & Stuart Nulman with Book Banter Download My favourite novelist, Peter James is back with his 17th Detective Superintendent Roy Grace novel. This one is called Left You Dead. Merlin Batchelor has a unique side business in Norwi…
 
(Episode 151) Join us we talk to Max Masters from Master Chiropractic and Rehabilitation about the Senior Center of Van Buren County. We also talk to Chris Siriano about the upcoming documentary film about the House of David. Then we will talk to Clare Adkin author of Brother Benjamin, A History of the Israelite House of David. And on Let's Talk Re…
 
Milly, Alise, and Amanda react to yesterday’s House censure of Rep. Paul Gosar and how it reflects the degradation of the national government. They pivot that into a broader conversation about why men in power repeatedly fail to acknowledge the consequences of their speech -- from Dave Chappelle’s transphobic special to Paul Gosar threatening AOC t…
 
Sami, Kaitlin, and Amanda react to two headlines related to the far-right and reflect on the judge’s insane behavior at the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. Then they pivot to this week’s flood of negative news articles about Vice President Kamala Harris and her working relationship with the White House. We discuss: Is this criticism fair? Is it still sexis…
 
Amanda, Alise, and Bryan start the show with some huge retirement news out of the Senate, and what it means for 2022. Then they share updates from redistricting processes around the country that suggest Republicans have already flipped the House of Representatives. They unpack what can be done before imagining an alternate reality when we’ve alread…
 
Alise, Sami, and Amanda start by reacting to Beto O’Rourke’s announcement that he’ll run for governor. Then they discuss how female icons of the 2000s went from tabloid punching bags to feminist heroes. From Taylor Swift owning her music to Britney Spears owning her life and Jessica Simpson owning her name, they unpack an intense week of headlines …
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring comic Ron James, author of All Over the Map: Rambles and Ruminations from the Canadian Road; & science writer Andrew Fazekas, author of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky Download Comic Ron James, is the author the memoir called All Over the Map: Rambles and Ruminations from the Canadian Road. Scien…
 
(Episode 150) Join Rob, Laura and Mason as we invite Tom Balke to the studio to talk about the fundraiser that has helped him get back to full operating procedure after thieves did their damage. We also talk to Kristie Slentz from UFC Care about a marijuana brownie incident at the South Haven High School. On Let's Talk Real Estate, Tina Goodrich ta…
 
Milly, Amanda, and Sami discuss the reaction to NFL player Aaron Rodgers and comparisons to how the league treated Colin Kaepernick. Is this a false equivalence that unnecessarily causes division, or an important contrast to highlight? They react to similar questions posed by the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, and consider how social justice activists can…
 
Milly, Amanda, and Alise start with a healthy appetizer naming their favorite parts of the freshly passed infrastructure bill. Then they get into the main course, a delicious roast of Josh Hawley’s misguided attacks of feminism, liberal politics, and critical race theory. Is he angling for a 2024 male grievance platform? They unpack his intentions …
 
Amanda and Sami react to details from the tragedy at Astroworld. Then, they discuss updates from two high-profile trials related to racial justice: the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery as well as Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen who killed protesters in Kenosha last year. They explain odd events involving each set of juries and consider the likelihood of cha…
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring actor Petri Hawkins Byrd; photographer John Noltner; and Loren Stephens, author of All Sorrows Can Be Borne Download Petri Hawkins Byrd who is best known as Bailiff Byrd on the show, Judge Judy. The Judge has a new show, but he wasn’t asked to be on it. Petri also hosts a YouTube show with his wife, Makita, called B…
 
(Episode 149) Join Rob, Mason and Laura as they talk to Dr. Max Masters about Deer Hunting injuries and the benefits of a massage. They also talk about a fundraiser for a friend and sledding in South Haven. On Let's talk Real Estate, we call Tina Goodrich at home to talk about statewide "short term rental" legislation and implications for the peopl…
 
Sami, Amanda, and Kaitlin are back with additional thoughts on the fallout from the 2021 off year elections and share some very simple action steps for the Democratic party. They spend more time unpacking white women’s swing to Republicans and get frank about how much we can actually influence this group. Finally, they react to a hilarious headline…
 
Milly, Alise, and Amanda debrief on Tuesday’s election results, including Democrats’ defeat in Virginia. They explain how Glenn Youngkin got white women to vote for him and what lessons we can and can’t learn from Virginia’s internal culture wars. What does an infrastructure bill in Congress have to do with parents mad about Toni Morrison? They dis…
 
Alise, Bryan, and Amanda discuss their voting plans and races to watch today. Then they react to the surprising number of cops and firefighters who did (and didn’t) get vaccinated. Finally, they break down yesterday’s spirited Supreme Court hearing on the Texas abortion ban and explain why Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh are mad about it.…
 
Amanda Litman is back with Sami and Amanda to break down the elections you need to watch this week, from coroners (who can literally decide who died of COVID) to 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates. They explain what Tuesday’s results can and can’t tell us about Democrats’ 2022 chances, what actually matters and what’s meaningless, and war…
 
Well it’s that time of year again, and Michael Myers is BACK! Join us as we continue our yearly tradition of making fun of the most prolific horror film series of all time, Halloween! So sit back, relax, and prepare to watch Michael Myers murder a bunch of people in increasingly retarded ways. Enjoy! With Nick, Sean, and Byron Youtube https://www.b…
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring Marc Abrahams, from the annual Ig Nobel Awards; JP McLean, author of Blood Mark; & Stuart Nulman with Book Banter Download Marc Abrahams, the man behind the annual Ig Nobel Awards. This year was the 31st annual event. JP McLean is the author of the urban fantasy and supernatural thriller, Blood Mark. Stuart Nulman w…
 
(Episode 148) Join us as Rob and Mason invite Brook Blanchard back as special guest host to the studio to fill in for Laura. Kristie Slentz from UFC Tree Care tells us about tree care and the plight of the Ash Tree. Klay Fennema from Trixy Tang and Klay n' Mudd will call in to tell us about this last summer and where they are all headed in the futu…
 
Why office politics are making you sick, baboons are *this scientist's least favorite animal, and what you can do to not throw hands at the club. Wildly NSFW. ** Robert Sapolsky- Neuroscientist 🎶Byrd tweet🎶 Links.byrdflock.com Leave a review 🦚🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Thank you, ByrdFlock Cult 🙌🏼 LINKS.BYRDFLOCK.COM 🎶byrd tweet🎶…
 
Milly, Sami, and Amanda react to the reality that paid family leave likely isn’t happening. How did this historic opportunity fall through Congress’s fingers? Plus, reacting to the short-lived billionaire tax. Then they do some spooky segments including who they would put a light (non-lethal) hex on this Halloween season and which historical figure…
 
Alise, Amanda, and Kaitlin analyze this week’s Facebook doc drop, summarizing the new takeaways from the biggest bombshells and how the developments might seriously jeopardize Facebook’s plans for world domination. They call out how new findings highlight Facebook’s hypocrisy and its particularly deadly apathy abroad. Finally, Amanda explains why F…
 
Amanda and Alise chat with the host of Betches’ new podcast Money Please, Berna Anat. She shares why the advice to stop buying lattes ignores the structural barriers to financial success for most women and minorities, and how she balances giving financial advice with recognizing that some factors are out of people’s control. She explains how she’s …
 
Today, Sami hosts labor, criminal law and civil rights practitioner Lee Adler to talk all about the labor market and the recent uptick in union strikes and activity. To kick things off, Lee starts with some background to unions and the labor movement across the years. He also covers how unions can use their leverage to change the power dynamic that…
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring Nate Hendley, author of The Beatle Bandit: A Serial Bank Robber’s Deadly Heist, a Cross-Country Manhunt, and the Insanity Plea that Shook the Nation; Guinness World Record holder, Gary Feng; & Marc Hartzman, author of Chasing Ghosts: A Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural Download Nate Hendley i…
 
(Episode 147) Join as Mason and Rob with special in studio guest Brook Blanchard as we talk to Joe Adams from United States Techs Association. We also talk to Holley Lawson from Drawing Children Into Reading (DCIR). We also talk about our new folk hero Brandon Brown, Let's Go Brandon! On Let's Talk Real Estate with Tina Goodrich the gang talks abou…
 
Milly and Amanda break down the most shocking statistics related to Latina Equal Pay day, and why Latinas are the most poorly paid women in America. Milly details her own family and personal experience with pay discrimination and how the pay gap also impacts small businesses in Latine areas. Then they pivot to Netflix’s apology tour after permittin…
 
Alise, Kaitlin, and Amanda share a shocking update on the Zebras on the run in Maryland. Then they break down what you should know about the House’s investigation into the Capitol attacks and attempts to hold Trump allies in contempt. They connect this to other Democratic efforts in Congress and debate whether voting rights ought to get more attent…
 
Alise, Bryan, and Amanda start by detailing a weekend of NFL football in London. Then they react to Tucker Carlson’s homophobic and misogynistic comments about Pete Buttigieg taking maternity leave. They explain how the comments play into hateful stereotypes about same-sex couples while reinforcing the idea that men are not primary caretakers. They…
 
Milly, Sami, and Amanda discuss how the increased activity around striking and labor rights has intersected with the white-collar “Great Resignation.” Why are workers across the country finally saying “no thanks” to the late stage capitalist hellscapes that have dominated our lives? How did the pandemic put a spotlight on these inequities? They als…
 
The Stuph File Program Featuring Richard Kahan, producer of Killing Eleanor; Lauri Schoenfeld, author of Little Owl; & science writer Andrew Fazekas, author of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky Download Richard Kahan is the producer of the indie film, Killing Eleanor, a funny, yet poignant movie with a dark story line and a leadin…
 
In honor of Norm Macdonald, on what would have been his 62nd birthday, the classic, Screwed! Co-starring Dave Chappell and Danny DeVito, Norm plays Willard Filmore, a butler to the worst old lady in the world. It is very funny and we had a blast recording this commentary! So sit back, relax, and enjoy! Rest In Peace Norm Macdonald With Nick, Sean, …
 
(Episode 146) Join us as we talk about wood and micro schools with Rob and Kristie Slentz. We call Theressa Ruppert to talk about her store, Divine by Design and her singing career. Dan Schlaack sits in the studio as our special guest as we take a trip down memory lane and talk about where he's been for the last 30 years. Dan sticks around for Let'…
 
Alise, Sami, and Amanda break down the upcoming governor’s election in Virginia and push back against calling it a “referendum” on Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress. How can we more constructively frame Biden’s challenging few months without being so dramatic? Then, Betches Podcast Director Sean Kilby is back to discuss “Squid Game,” the dark Kor…
 
Senator Tammy Duckworth joins us to discuss a topic hugely personal to many of our listeners: miscarriage and pregnancy loss. Sen. Duckworth describes the Support Through Loss Act, which would provide paid leave to those experiencing pregnancy loss, a failed adoption, or unsuccessful fertility treatments. She shares how her own experience with preg…
 
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