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Michael Cohen, the former attorney and personal fixer for Donald J. Trump, once vowed to take a bullet for the President. But that was before the country was brought to its knees by the President’s own lies and personal madness. Now, imprisoned in his home, his life, reputation and livelihood destroyed, Cohen is on a mission to right the wrongs he perpetuated on behalf of his boss. Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen, is a raw and unfiltered shining a light into the dark corners of our current Amer ...
 
Welcome to our whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase. Each week, we delve into the origins of phrases to find out how they came into the English language. We tell the story of how the phrase got from its beginnings to where it is today. Shauna and Dan are two big nerds, so expect some geek culture references, random trivia facts, and loads of laughs!
 
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First a deep dive into Trump’s desperate, $100 million lawsuit against his cousin and the New York Times for revealing the truth about his taxes. Then we look at this memo showing that the Trump campaign new that its election lies were bullshit but went on with the charade anyway. Finally, David Corn joins Mea Culpa to analyze it all and show how r…
 
This week Shauna and Dan explore the numerous origin stories of the phrase get down to brass tacks. Does it come to use from rhyming slang or coffin nails? Or perhaps furniture making or clothing materials. Or does it come to us from an older phrase not having anything to do with brass tacks? Find out on this week's #BunnyTrails Copyright 2021 by T…
 
A new book from Robert Costa and Bob Woodward has caused a collective gasp in Washington. Entitled, “Peril,” for good reason, it’s the most detailed account yet of just how close this nation came to catastrophe in Trump’s final days. Get a sneak preview only on Mea Culpa. Then the Meidas Touch brothers join Michael for an hour of sober minded polit…
 
We've now stepped into the Twilight Zone. The pandemic is still here like a deranged zombie stuck in a tree. He isn't going anywhere. Neither are we. Maybe we should do something about it. I'm angry. IF you are not angry, you are not paying attention. Lets get started shall we...now on "The Twilight Zone.." I mean...lets start the podcast, okay? **…
 
This week Shauna and Dan talk with author Grace Tierney about her new book, Words the Vikings Gave Us. From Bluetooth to Narwhal, the Old Norse language gave or influenced some of English's most well-known words. Plus there's talk of Vikings the TV show, the Viking role in the unicorn mythos, and Norse inspirations in video games. #BunnyTrails Chec…
 
Michael looks back on where he was on 9/11 and his epic journey to recover his daughter as the tower’s fell. The episode recounts how the country has changed in the intervening 20 years and speaks with Ari Berman from Mother Jones about how the GOP has hijacked state legislatures across the country. Trigger Warning: This Episode Graphically Depicts…
 
The State of Texas has become the GOP’s authoritarian blue print for America. Michael discusses how SB8 and the rash of illiberal legislation is all about elections. Mainly the GOP’s ability to steal them through gerrymandering and pack the statehouses with super majorities to pass this kind of garbage in the first place. Its heinous and awful and …
 
This week Shauna and Dan talk about how the pupil is a hole in your eye, but is also sorta shaped like an apple. Kinda? Anyway, you can be the apple of our eyes by listening to the show and sharing it with others! Also, if you are financially able, join our kick-butt club at www.patreon.com/bunnytrailspod Also, check out The Endless Knot, https://w…
 
The State of Texas’ new abortion law, SB8, is worst attack on reproductive rights in 50 years. Yet it was hardly a surprise. State Legislatures gerrymandered into GOP super majorities are hell bent on transforming American society into something out of the Handmaid’s Tale and with the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the new Trump court is going to he…
 
Michael examines the GOP’s shameless push to impeach President Biden. Later, Michael welcomes Forbes reporter Zach Everson who tells the insane story of his banishment from Trump’s DC Hotel. Check out Everson’s fantastic newsletter, “Checks and Imbalances” @ https://www.forbes.com/newsletter/checksandimbalances/#dc1a706170d0…
 
From bartenders to school children, clothing to dancing, typesetting to top quality, everyone and their dog has an idea about where this phrase comes from. Shauna and Dan explore the likely origin stories to help debunk the myths and narrow down the options on this week's #BunnyTrails Copyright 2021 by The Readiness Corner, LLC - All Rights Reserve…
 
Last Thursday’s horrific suicide bombing revealed why we must get out of Afghanistan as quickly as possible. For the GOP it was an opportunity to sharpen their talking points in advance of the 2022 election; calling for Biden to resign a pathetic bone tossed to the party’s MAGA base. The reality is that it’s Trump and his GOP lackeys who are the re…
 
Dan is sick, so Shauna revisits an episode that originally aired in November 2018! Ever wonder who would anyone want to beat, or flog, a dead horse? Well, wonder no more, as Shauna and Dan explore the progression from a pointless act to money owed, and eventually back to pointless act. Hint... the popularity of the phrase as we use it today has clo…
 
Mea Culpa spotlight’s the Trump administration’s bungled peace negotiations with the Taliban as the cause of today’s chaos in Afghanistan. Something Trump and the GOP want you to forget. Luckily we saved the receipts. (Ret) General Mark Hertling returns to Mea Culpa to give us the straight truth on what went wrong and how chaos was inevitable anyti…
 
Biden’s Afghanistan blunder allows the GOP to pivot away from their election insanity and escape culpability from the real story. Mass death is coming to MAGA country. ICU’s are full and health care systems on verge of collapse. Kurt Eichenwald joins Mea Culpa to discuss it all.By Michael Cohen
 
Apparently, there has been plenty of fish in the sea since the late 1500s... which seems weird for everyone except maybe Aquaman and the Incredible Mr. Limpet. Which, coincidentally, are two references we don't even make in the episode. It's time to get back to the dating grind with #BunnyTrails! (Or don't. We love and support you either way.) Copy…
 
The legal noose continues to tighten around Matt Gaetz as his so called “wingman,” Joel Greenberg, releases damning new evidence; including text messages, social media DM’s and thousands of hours of video. Michael sifts through the sleaze to paint a shocking and ugly portrait of public corruption and Gaetz’s creepy penchant for chasing underage gir…
 
Mea Culpa celebrates 100 episodes of nothing but the truth by deconstructing the Cuomosexual Phenomena and what it reveals about Trump’s own cult of fandom. The Intercept’s Ryan Grim joins Mea Culpa to discuss the latest in Tom Barrack, Jared Kushner and Trump’s corruption in the Emirates plus so much more.…
 
Shauna and Dan dip into the world of invigorating energy as they explore the phrase Young Blood. Or is that the world of inexperience? Turns out, it's both! They explore this 500+-year-old phrase with the help of hopeful politicians, angry preachers, video games, movies, and songs on this week's #BunnyTrails! Copyright 2021 by The Readiness Corner,…
 
After a marathon seven hours of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, it was revealed that former Attorney General Jeff Rosen testified about Trump’s efforts to undermine and overturn the 2020 election. In addition we’re also learning the extent to which people like Mark Meadows intervened on behalf of the president to carry out his insa…
 
Michael takes a deep dive into the politics of sex; examining the damning report from the New York State Attorney General accusing Governor Andrew Cuomo of serial, sexual harassment (11 separate witnesses came forward). Plus an exclusive audio recording of the Governor seriously creeping on Charlotte Bennett; serenading her over the phone. Finally,…
 
Michael discusses the recently released DOJ notes that show Trump pushing the Justice Department to declare the election corrupt and “leave the rest to me.” In the wake of this bombshell news, first reported by the NYT, expect subpoenas to fly for Jim Jordan, Kevin McCarthy and many more. We could be witnessing the true, beginning of the end for Do…
 
Everything you need to know on the first week of testimony from the January 6th Commission. Plus, Mea Culpa welcomes Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi to discuss the GOP moral failure on 1/6, Trump’s insanity and much, much more.By Michael Cohen
 
A special episode of Mea Culpa examines the crimes of Tom Barrack and how his indictment is the most consequential of all Trump’s conspirators. We’re going to follow this case all the way to the end. So stay tuned for much, much more. Will Barrack flip on Trump and spare himself the indignity of dying in prison or will he remain loyal to his “best …
 
This week Shauna and Dan get near the bottom of this elusive phrase. Bob's Your Uncle has several origin stories, but there's always been a missing link between the most popular story and the first time it could be verified in print. Well, until now. Check out this breaking news in the world of 130-year-old phrases! #BunnyTrails Copyright 2021 by T…
 
Michael breaks down the Washington Post’s latest revelations on Trump fundraising practices; detailing how the former president has “raised” over $75 million since January off the back of his Big Lie; promising contributors that their donations would be used to fund the ridiculous Arizona recount and other dubious election fraud endeavors. The prob…
 
In a remarkable set of events, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of the six representatives chosen by House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on the January 6th Commission. McCarthy chose Ohio Rep, Jacketless Gym Jordan who not only voted to overturn the election AFTER the insurrection but has repeatedly made up insane shit about the FBI …
 
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