Welcome back loyal Strange Day listeners, you’re about to hear a whopper of an episode. We begin with filmmaker Jen Senko as she breaks down how the right-wing media brainwashed her father in her 2016 film, “The Brainwashing of My Dad”. Next, we got GOP strategist and ‘Never Trumper’ Rick Wilson on the line, joined by former Congressman Patrick Murphy, and stranger to the podcast, Marc Caputo of POLITICO Florida, to talk Democratic Party strategy, memo wars, and Trumplandia. Finally, we wrap with a fuego round of rapid-fire.
The FBI has “grave concerns” about the release of the now infamous Nunes memo and who better to explain the implications of what its release might mean than the ex-Deputy Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, former Mueller deputy, CNN contributor and ‘proud shitholer,’ Philip Mudd, and former chief White House ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, Richard Painter, to discuss the most recent updates in the Mueller investigation. In light of Super Bowl Sunday, we just had to have on former NFL-star and renaissance man Donté Stallworth to further our discussion from last week regarding the intersection of sports and politics. Oh, and half of M&M Politico Florida’s Marc Caputo dropped in to raise a little hell – Caputo style. Enjoy!
Sorry I’m late! I barely made it back in time for my own show, and what a strange week it’s been. Remember when Donald Trump declared war on the NFL? “Son’s of b**ches” if I recall correctly. Well, we get a player’s perspective of that debacle from none other than Super Bowl Champ Jonathan Vilma, joined by fellow UM alumni and 30-for-30 documentary filmmaker Billy Corben. Unfortunately, those pesky M&M boys (Marc Caputo and Michael Grunwald) crashed the party and joined us for quite a round of political football.
How long has it been? 5 years? 10 years? An eternity?! No, it’s only been one year but damn if it doesn’t feel like longer since Trump took the oath of office. Today, we take a look back at the previous year and digest the lowlights and lowest lights of Trump: Year 1. We begin the show with the eloquent, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts, to get his perspective on the roller-coaster of a year. Then we move onto business-whiz CNBC contributor Ron Insana, and from there we go to the resistance with Scott Dworkin, leader of the Democratic Coalition against Trump. Finally we are graced famed actor and activist Ron Perlman, and no, he didn’t ride in on a Harley and break my legs… Start your engines and lets ride!
Welcome back to the next installment of Strange Days. We bring back the M&M boys (Marc Caputo and Michael Grunwald of POLITICO) for their first episode of the new year, to discuss the Fire & Fury coming from the Trump presidency, as well as the oil-drilling episode that played out between Trump and Governor Rick Scott. Then, we’re joined by two of the great legal minds, former U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey alongside NBC legal contributor and our friend Katie Phang, to discuss the progress of the Mueller investigation. We wrap the show with a white-hot round of rapid-fire questions. Hope you can handle the heat!
Happy new year gang, it’s the return of the swamp! In our first episode of 2018, we’ll be talking to Simon Rosenberg, President of the New Democratic Network, to get his take on the “bomb cyclone” enrapturing Steve Bannon (aka Darth Vader) and the WH. Next, Chenell sparks up conversation with Ben Cort, author of “Weed, Inc. The Truth About the Pot Lobby, THC, and the Commercial Marijuana Industry”. Finally, we peek behind the curtains of Congress with former United States Congressman Joe Garcia.
After one of the most tumultuous and historic years in American history, let’s end it on a positive note, and this episode is sure to inspire some confidence in you. First, we’ll dive into the mind of the notorious Russian leader with Steven Lee Myers, author of The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin. The lovely Chenell then addresses issues of race and policing with Michael Eric Dyson, whose new book Tears We Cannot Stop is a must-read. Finally, possibly the greatest interview I’ve had the pleasure of conducting, I speak with Khizr Khan to discuss his book, An American Family. Happy holidays my friends, and we’ll see you in the new year.