Interesting Times!


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By Dana Gould. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Well, things have certainly been eventful, haven’t they? The events of the past several weeks have been I think it’s safe to say somewhat historic. And important. Not exactly sure where comedy podcasts fit in, but we’ll muddle through as best we can.

This was really a perfect storm. With the effects of the lockdown, the proliferation of cell phone videos pulling the veil back on systemic police brutality, then the one two three of Breonna Taylor, Aubrey Adams and George Floyd, now you have a real tinderbox and with a pyromaniac in the White House, the results are sadly predictable. And in this country, sadly unavoidable.

Now, my guest is a good friend of the show and the co-host of one of my favorite podcasts Hacks On Tap, which is a weekly political round up that he co hosts with David Axelrod. Mike is a political strategist, a Republican never Trumper and an all-around great guy. This interview was recorded before the spate of riots and social unrest so that topic is not broached, but we do cover the pandemic, and the election. What I love about Mike’s analysis is that he has a baseball coach’s approach to elections because he used to run campaigns. He gets right down into the nuts and bolts of what you need to do to win. Because if you don’t win, you don’t get to do what you want. And that’s the truth, Ruth.

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