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The Political Orphanage

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Politics minus bile plus jokes. Comedian and avowed independent Andrew Heaton examines current events with his deranged friends, then slops humor on top.

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Latest Episodes

  • What the Hell Is Happening, and How Can We Help?
    June 3, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Riots! Looting! The National Guard! Black Lives Matter!  In the first half of a special two-part episode we explore: What's happening? What are the problems erupting at present? And, if we can pin them down, how do we bring actual solutions to the table instead?

  • Lockdown is Awkward for Polygamists (Friday Release Valve)
    May 29, 2020 at 2:00 am

    Comedians Marie Connor and Kevin Seefried join the show to discuss the week's underserved headlines, from jury selections on Zoom to night clubs that prohibit dancing to New Zealand's sheep hostages.

  • How Money Actually Works in Congress
    May 28, 2020 at 2:00 am

    Dan Boren is a former member of Congress--as well as Heaton's old boss. He joins the program to talk about what life is like as a representative, pressures congressmen face from leadership and lobbyists, and how influential money is to the legislative process.

  • French Serial Killers, Prince Harry, and Strip Club Law (Friday Comedy Headlines)
    May 22, 2020 at 2:00 am

    NSFK - Joe DeVito and Lou Perez join Heaton to sort out the week's underserved headlines, including the horrifying way a South Carolina restaurant has decided to make its facility appear more full, what videos to avoid while serving in Japan's legislature, and the best thing on the Internet involving ant hill thespians!

  • How Innovation Works - Featuring: Matt Ridley
    May 20, 2020 at 2:00 am

    Why do some places pump out inventions and progress, while innovation lags elsewhere? Science writer Matt Ridley has surveyed the history of innovation, from Roman numerals to CRISPR. He's identified the factors society needs for innovation to flourish--and what it often does to smother it. He joins Heaton to discuss best practices for civilization and the history of inventions, all in his new […]

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