Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel explain the debt ceiling, what it is, why it matters, and its political implications on both current and future politicians.
Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel talk about three big revelations over the past days and weeks, including the announcement that President Biden had classified documents in his homes, the formation of House committees and a new impeachment trial, and the fallout of Brazil's January 8th riots.
In our first episode of 2023, Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel sit down with Aubteen Pour-Biazar to discuss the historic speaker of the House vote, where Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R, CA-20) prevailed in the fifteenth ballot, the fifth-longest vote in history. They also discuss how the House will move forward to get bills passed and how Republicans should feel about the 2024 elections. You can find Aubteen on Instagram @aubteen_pourbiazar.
Eshan Pokhrel and Michael Bodeker discuss President Donald Trump's announcement that he will once again run for President. They discuss potential challengers to him and possible Vice Presidential candidates, as well as whether or not he would run as an Independent if he lost the Republican nomination. The two also break down the Republican Congressional leadership votes that took place this week.
Eshan Pokhrel is joined by Shatika Armstrong, a candidate for Madison County's Board of Education in District 4. They talk about the effect of partisan tags in local elections, improving communication at schools, the plights of staffing at schools, and much more. You can find Shatika at vote4armstrong.com, Facebook (vote4armstrong), Instagram (@armstrong4d4), and Twitter (@armstrong4d4). You can also email the campaign at email@example.com.
Eshan Pokhrel is joined by Representative Andy Whitt of the Alabama House of Representatives. They talk about the pandemic through the eyes of a legislator, improvements to core infrastructure throughout the state of Alabama, the upcoming implementation of medical marijuana in the state, and much more. You can find Rep. Whitt on Instagram and Twitter, and you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eshan Pokhrel talks Russian annexation of 4 Ukrainian provinces, Italy electing their first far-right Prime Minister since Mussolini, and new details surrounding Elijah McClain's death in 2019.
Eshan Pokhrel talks about the narrowly-prevented railroad strike and its potential fallout, how the bill to ban members of Congress from trading stocks is progressing, and why the renewed conflict between Eastern European countries could matter to Americans.
Eshan Pokhrel talks about President Biden's student loans cancellation, issues with messaging from Republican Senate candidates, and Russian involvement in Hungarian nuclear power.
Eshan Pokhrel recaps recent developments around the world including Rep. Cheney's failed re-election bid, the shrinking Colorado River and its historical precedent behind it, and the conflict in the Balkans between Serbia and Kosovo.
Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel host Haeden Wright, the Auxillary President of United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Locals 2245 and 2368. They talk about the ongoing Warrior Met Coal Strike in Brookwood, Alabama, the rise and fall of the American labor union movement, and the recent rise in union involvement in companies such as Amazon and Starbucks.
You can find Haeden at @HaedenWright on Twitter.
You can find UMWA at @MineWorkers on Twitter.
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Eshan Pokhrel recaps recent developments from the last week, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's trip to Asia, Democrats' recent successes with the CHIPS+ Act, Honor our PACT Act, and Inflation Reduction Act, and the surprising results of a Kansas amendment regarding abortion.
Eshan Pokhrel talks to Matthew Hoh, the Green Party's candidate for Senate in North Carolina. They talk about the state Democrats' attempts to remove the Green Party from the ballot, how he's fighting this systematic oppression, and his campaign and the Green Party's appeal nationally.
You can find the Hoh campaign on their website, matthewhohforsenate.org. Additionally, you can find Matthew on Twitter at @MatthewPHoh.
Cameron Cummings and a bald Eshan Pokhrel sit down with managing editor of Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball, Kyle Kondik! They talk to Kyle about his book, the recent Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade, and what to expect from the 2022 midterms. You can find Kyle on Twitter at @KKondik.
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Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel talk to newly-elected Alabama Boys State Lt. Governor Andrew Dillard. Andrew talks about his experience at Boys State, his advice for future generations of Boys Staters, and what he hopes to accomplish at Boys Nation and beyond. You can find Andrew on Instagram at @andrewdillard_.
Eshan Pokhrel and Michael Bodeker, filling in for Cameron Cummings, are joined by PBPolitical writer Savan Patel! The three talk about the recent primaries in their home state of Alabama, talk about big rebukes of President Trump in Georgia, and what the results mean for the balance of Congress in the near future. You can find Savan at @savnpatl on Instagram, and you can find Michael at @michael_bodeker on Instagram!
Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel sit down with Madison County Chairman and candidate for U.S. Congress in Alabama's 5th District, Dale Strong! They talk about Dale's tenure as Madison County Chairman, his campaign for Congress, and his goals if elected. You can find the Strong campaign at dalestrongforcongress.com, @dalestrongforcongress on Instagram, @madcochairman on Twitter, and @strongforalabama on Facebook.
Host Eshan Pokhrel is joined by the Co-Director of Encode Justice, a fellow with the Giffords Law Center, and founder of the Teen View, Austen Wyche! They talk about Austen's life in political work, the Teen View vs PBPolitical rivalry, Austen's view on Biden's first year, and the midterm elections in November. You can find Austen on Instagram at @austenwyche.
Hosts Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel are joined by the Co-founder of the North Alabama Homebuilders Academy, former economic developer for the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce, and current candidate for United States Congress in Alabama's 5th District, John Roberts! We talk to John about his background, experience in AL-D5, and his vision for the future of the district and the United States. Check it out on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, or anywhere else you listen to podcasts and share it with your friends and family! You can find John's campaign at johnrobertsal.com, @johnrobertsal on Instagram and Twitter, and John Roberts for Congress on Facebook.
Hosts Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel are joined by CEO of ProjectXYZ and Democratic candidate for Alabama State Senate-District 2 Kim Caudle Lewis! We talk about Kim's background and experience, motivations behind her candidacy for public office, and her priorities if elected into the legislature in November. You can find Kim's campaign on Instagram @kimlewis4sd2, Facebook @KimLewis4SD2, Twitter @KimLewis4SD2, and her website kimlewis4sd2.com.
Eshan Pokhrel and Cameron Cummings sit down with Richard Brackner, a Democratic candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives seat in District 95, which represents Foley, Gulf Shores, and Fort Morgan. You can find Richard at richardbrackner.com, at Twitter @BracknerRichard, Instagram @rich4staterep, and Facebook @Vote4Richard. In addition, you can email him email@example.com
Our hosts Cameron Cummings, Lewis Fuller, and Samay Boorgu talk to Sanju Mupparaju, Gracie Sheppard, and Aiden Sanders of the Alabama Environmental Youth Council (AEYC). You can find out more information about the AEYC at their Instagram: @aeycouncil and at aeycouncil.org.
Hosts Eshan Pokhrel and Michael Bodeker talk to Alabama House of Representatives member Andy Whitt about New York Attorney General Letitia James' NRA lawsuit, the importance of local officials, and his future plans in politics.
Hosts Myles Gollop and Lewis Fuller discuss swing states, Senate elections, the new TikTok ban, and more in the second episode of the PBPolitical Podcast.
Hosts Eshan Pokhrel and Michael Bodeker talk to Ben about the 2020 election, the problems with minimum wage, and Dwayne Johnson body-slamming his opponents in 2024.