Eshan Pokhrel and Michael Bodeker are joined by PBPolitical Media Contributor Matt Brown to break down the 2024 Democratic Presidential Primaries. They talk about the challengers to President Biden, if there's any real chance Biden loses the primary, and potential challenges and obstacles for Democrats. Listen to it everywhere you find podcasts and share it with your friends and family!
Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel are joined by elections expert and Managing Editor of Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball Kyle Kondik! They discuss the Governors' races in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Louisiana that will take place later this year and how they can buck national political trends. Listen to it everywhere you find podcasts and share it with your friends and family!
Eshan Pokhrel talks about Montana's TikTok ban, the larger fight around social media in Congress, and how it will affect the 2024 election. Listen to it everywhere you find podcasts and share it with your friends and family!
Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel convene after Governor Ron DeSantis took to Twitter Spaces to announce his intention to run for President of the United States. They break down the announcement, which was plagued by issues with Twitter, how he can defeat President Trump to win the nomination, and his path to the Presidency if he clinches the Republican nomination. Listen to it everywhere you find podcasts and share it with your friends and family!
Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel are joined by PBPolitical senior contributor Myles Gollop to break down the 2024 GOP Presidential Primaries. They discuss the candidates, their paths to victory, and everyone and everything standing in the way of the nomination. Listen to it everywhere you find podcasts and share it with your friends and family!
Eshan Pokhrel is joined by PBPolitical Senior Contributor Myles Gollop, filling in for Cameron Cummings, to discuss the city of Madison, Alabama's referendum on their form of government. If passed, Madison will have a city council-city manager form of government, while if denied, the existing city council-mayor format will remain in place. Today, the pair break down the pros and cons of a city manager, how the city has reacted, and the future of Madison's government. could look like. Listen to it everywhere you find podcasts and share it with your friends and family!
In our new podcast, Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel discuss and criticize FedNow, the Federal Reserve's new hub for financial transactions on American soil. Listen to it everywhere you find podcasts and share it with your friends and family!
Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel are joined by PBPolitical co-Founder Michael Bodeker to discuss President Trump's indictment, what his legal issues actually are, and what it'll mean for his Presidential campaign and for the 2024 election. Listen to it everywhere you find podcasts and share it with your friends and family!
Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel discuss the recent failures of large banks Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, including why their failures occurred and how it will affect the country, the world, and yourself. Listen to it everywhere you find podcasts and share it with your friends and family!
Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel sit down with the Mayor of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Walt Maddox. The three discuss Walt's rise through local politics, his work toward bipartisanship as a Democratic mayor in a Republican city, and his initiative Elevate Tuscaloosa, which commits $500 million over the next 30 years to revamp and innovate the city of Tuscaloosa. Listen to it everywhere you find podcasts and share it with your friends and family!
Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel discuss Russia's announcement to suspend participation in the New START Treaty, the last remaining nuclear arms treaty between the European nation and the United States. They also talk about China's neutral stance on the war and why it could be a smart move from Beijing. Listen to it everywhere you find podcasts and share it with your friends and family!
This week, The PBPolitical Podcast becomes The UFO Podcast as Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel discuss recent UFOs that the U.S. Military has shot down. They also talk about past UFO encounters, how leaders have reacted, and whether aliens exist. Listen to it everywhere you find podcasts and share it with your friends and family!
Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel talk about the derailment of a Norfolk Southern freight train that was carrying hazardous materials, which has been reported to affect citizens and wildlife in the surrounding areas. Listen to it everywhere you find podcasts and share it with your friends and family!
Cameron Cummings and Eshan Pokhrel discuss President Biden's third State of the Union address. They break down the contents of the speech, the Republican response, and what it all means for the nation this year and beyond. Give the episode a listen and share it with your friends and family!
Rakshith Ramdas (in for Cameron Cummings) and Eshan Pokhrel discuss the recent waves made by Chinese spy balloons, what China hoped to achieve, and the political and social ramifications of their discovery. You can find Rakshith on Instagram @rakshithramdas!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.