Adam Sommer brings an opening statement on Integrity, then has a chat with student activist, Marquis Govan, about his early start in politics, policing, the myth of the urban rural divide, and racial consciousness. Then Adam is joined by Rachel Parker, Sean Diller, and Zack Schwartz for talkin’ politics going over the MO GOP Senate primary, the failure of the MO Legislature to do the people’s work, and a last call diving into the the potential lessons in Virginia for the two parties writ large.
Adam Sommer starts the show with an opening statement about the Ship of Theseus and Trump Followers, then a chat with Rep. Crystal Quade about the challenges in leading a super-minority party in Missouri, then Rachel Parker, Sean Diller, and Zack Schwartz are back for talkin’ politics about the filibuster and the Russian interference issues, then last call about tribalism.
Ep. 54: The Times They Need A-(Systemic) Changin’
MARCH 8TH, 2021 | 01:48:06 | E54
Adam Sommer is joined by Crystal Cook Marshall, a current sustainable farmer and expert in economic sector development for a chat about the systemic failures of our food systems (and more) in America, then a Talkin’ Politics on HR1 and voting rights followed by a Last Call about the American Rescue Plan. Also, don’t miss Sean Diller, our board President on this week’s episode of Democracy On The Move podcast!
Opening Statement: 6min
Let’s Have A Chat: 12min 30 sec
Talkin’ Politics: 55 min
Last Call: 1hr 25 min
Sean On Democracy On The Move
Ep. 53: Half-Baked & Fully Legal – w/Bharani Kumar from Crossing Paths PAC
MARCH 1ST, 2021 | 01:49:54 | E53
Adam Sommer gives an opening statement about not losing the important for the urgent, then “Let’s Have A Chat” with Bharani Kumar from Crossing Paths PAC on drug and criminal justice policy, “Talkin’ Politics” with Sean Diller, Rachel Parker, and Zack Schwartz on the drug war and voting rights, then “Last Call” on the potential for the Democrats to lose control of congress.
Ep. 52: “They Don’t Want Us To Be Engaged” – w/ Lindsey Simmons
FEBRUARY 22ND, 2021 | 01:44:57 | E52
Adam Sommer is joined for a chat by Lindsey Simmons (fmr. Dem candidate for congress) to talk about the state of play in Missouri and issues of local control, tell some truth about Josh Hawley, and talk about the way to fill the void of Rush Limbaugh with positive voices. Then Rachel Parker, Sean Diller, and Zack Schwartz are back for Talkin’ Politics to dig into the issues of local control and a Last Call to talk about the GOP’s ongoing civil war.
Ep. 50: Brunch Cocktails, Impeachment, & Guns – with guest Dr. Jim Staab, Presidential expert
FEBRUARY 8TH, 2021 | 02:02:03 | E50
Adam Sommer is joined by his former professor at Univ. of Central MO, Dr. Jim Staab (J.D., Phd) as they have a chat on the impeachment trial of Fmr. President Donald J. Trump. Then Adam, Rachel, Sean, and Zack have a special brunch edition of talking politics getting into Space Force, Impeachment, Missouri gun laws, and Missouri covid relief, with a special Presidential Trivia game appearance!
Ep. 49: Perception, Belief, Covid-19, & Political Extremism
Adam Sommer hosts with guests Heidi and Sharon, Andrew Serrone, and the slate of panelists of Sean Diller, Rachel Parker, and Zack Schwartz return.
(02:45)Opening Statement about perceptions, the truth, and messaging
(06:45) Let’s Have A Chat with respiratory therapists about their real time experience with COVID-19 in a rural hospital setting
(37:45 ) BONUS Let’s Have A Chat with Andrew Serrone to help us understand the crazy week in the market
(56:00 )Talking Politics with Sean, Zack, and Rachel covering the current state of play in the US senate, some interesting Missouri political issues including Gov Parson’s letter complaining to his own party, and more
(1hr 45min )Last call where we get into Extremism in today’s political climate
Ep. 48: Break The Cycle of Trauma – with Cathy Alderman (JD/MSPH) from Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Adam Sommer gives this week’s opening statement about the work to come now that we have moved on to the new administration (2:00) followed by “Let’s Have A Chat” (4:55) with Cathy Alderman from the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. Then a sneak preview of OUR NEW SHOW! “The Flyover View” a news summary show that will air every Friday, hosted by Kevin Smith with several rotating cohosts during this week’s edition of “Talkin’ Politics” with Adam, Sean Diller, Rachel Parker, and Zack Schwartz which includes inauguration talk, cabinet talk, and Heartland politician talk on Josh Hawley, Wiley Price, and Lauren Boebert, closed out by the connection of current Russian political strife with the promise of American democracy.
Ep. 47: What’s A Little Riot, Among Friends? with Thomas McCormick and Rachel Parker
Adam Sommer gives an opening statement (1:30) then jumps into “Let’s Have A Chat” (4:15) with Thomas McCormick, a veteran, a father, and a voice for reality who’s willing to sit down with a white country boy and help him understand the realities of being a black man in America, and the heartland. Then Adam is joined by regular co-hosts Zack Schwartz, Sean Diller, and special guest co-host Rachel Parker for “Talkin’ Politics” (1:04) and Rachel hangs around to dig into the issue of the day: Censorship! on “Last Call” (1:59) digging deep into the cross section of big tech censorship and the first amendment.