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Breaking Boundaries with Brad Polumbo

Breaking Boundaries with Brad Polumbo

By Bradley Polumbo

Journalist Brad Polumbo interviews top writers, politicians, and thinkers to give you a new perspective you won't find in the mainstream liberal media or right-wing echo chambers.
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Daniel Di Martino: How Socialism Destroyed My Home in Venezuela and What the Right Gets Wrong on Immigration

Breaking Boundaries with Brad PolumboDec 05, 2020

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David Harsanyi: “Eurotrash”—Rejecting the Failed Ideas of a Dying Continent

David Harsanyi: “Eurotrash”—Rejecting the Failed Ideas of a Dying Continent

Why should America try to be more like countries that are worse in nearly every way?    Many progressives think America should become more like Europe. But European policy is actually trash, argues conservative author David Harsanyi in a new book, "Eurotrash: Why America Must Reject the Failed Ideas of a Dying Continent." He joins the show to break his argument down.   BUY EUROTRASH NOW:  https://www.harpercollins.com/products/eurotrash-david-harsanyi?variant=39285386182690  https://www.amazon.com/Eurotrash-America-Reject-Failed-Continent/dp/B08Z9TS4FB/ref=sr_1_1?crid=QEPYZOIHKOPI&keywords=eurotrash&qid=1636642693&sprefix=eurotrash%2Caps%2C158&sr=8-1   Follow David Harsanyi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidharsanyi   Visit My Website: https://bradleypolumbo.com/  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bradpolumbo?lang=en  Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BradPolumbo  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Nov 11, 202130:28
Karol Markowicz: How Conformity Culture is Destroying Kids' Futures

Karol Markowicz: How Conformity Culture is Destroying Kids' Futures

New York Post Columnist, Fox News regular, and mother Karol Markowicz joins the show to tell her story, as someone who was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated to America at a young age, growing up in Brooklyn. What has her journey taught her about America and what makes us great?  Plus, what's behind the rising conformity culture that Karol believes in stifling everyday Americans from speaking their minds? We discuss all this and more, like parenting during the pandemic and fighting against authoritarian restrictions on children. Plus, Karol's controversial take on alcohol...  Follow Karol on Twitter: https://twitter.com/karol Read her New York Post Columns: https://nypost.com/author/karol-markowicz/ Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Oct 30, 202130:05
Morgan Zegers: Meet the Founder of 'Young Americans Against Socialism'

Morgan Zegers: Meet the Founder of 'Young Americans Against Socialism'

Morgan Zegers founded Young Americans Against Socialism (YAAS) in 2019 to fight against rising support for socialism among young people. She joins the show to tell her personal story of confronting left-wing radicalism as a student at American University and why she launched Young Americans Against Socialism.  We break down the misconceptions young people hold about so-called "democratic" socialism and the messages offered by leaders like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Plus, we talk about the GOP's failures and the rise of market-skeptical populist conservatism.    Follow Morgan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MorganZegers  Follow Morgan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morgan.zegers/  Follow Morgan on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MorganZegers1776  Follow YAAS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yaas_america  Follow YAAS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yaas_america/  Follow YAAS on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/YoungAmericansAgainstSocialism   Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo  Follow Brad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BradPolumbo  Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/  Subscribe to the Podcast: https://anchor.fm/bradley-polumbo
Oct 09, 202137:18
Tiana Lowe: Monica Lewinsky’s Comeback and the Bill Clinton #MeToo Reckoning

Tiana Lowe: Monica Lewinsky’s Comeback and the Bill Clinton #MeToo Reckoning

A new TV series, American Crime Story: Impeachment, has brought President Bill Clinton’s infamous affair with then-intern Monica Lewinsky back into the limelight. Washington Examiner commentary writer Tiana Lowe joins the show to reflect on how Lewinsky was savagely mistreated at the time & how poorly many defenses of Clinton have aged. Plus, she breaks down the #MeToo movement’s reckoning with Bill Clinton’s legacy and how many feminists now preaching “believe all women” gave the former Democratic president “one free grope.” Follow Tiana on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TianaTheFirst Follow Tiana on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tianathefirst/ Read Her Work for the Washington Examiner: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/author/tiana-lowe Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BradPolumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Subscribe to the Podcast: https://anchor.fm/bradley-polumbo
Oct 02, 202132:15
Robby Soave: The Ivy League’s Unscientific, Dystopian Campus COVID ‘Safety’ Measures (EXPOSED)

Robby Soave: The Ivy League’s Unscientific, Dystopian Campus COVID ‘Safety’ Measures (EXPOSED)

Reason Magazine reporter Robby Soave exposes the insane, unscientific, and dystopian “safety” measures Ivy League campuses are imposing on their student body in the name of the pandemic. We break down the extreme restrictions put in place at Brown, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia and more. Do these “safety” measures have any basis in reality? And what are the potential social and health consequences of forcing healthy young people to live under dystopian pandemic regimes? Follow Robby on Twitter: https://twitter.com/robbysoave Check Out Robby’s Reason Reporting: https://reason.com/people/robby-soave/ Pre-Order Robby’s Book on Big Tech: https://www.amazon.com/Tech-Panic-Shouldnt-Facebook-Future/dp/1982159596 Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BradPolumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Subscribe to the Podcast: https://anchor.fm/bradley-polumbo
Sep 25, 202130:24
Professor Abby Hall: The Woeful Failure of the War on Terror (Explained)

Professor Abby Hall: The Woeful Failure of the War on Terror (Explained)

Economist and Bellarmine University Associate Professor Abigail joins the podcast to reflect on the 20-year anniversary of 9/11 and reflect on the many failures of the so-called “War on Terror.” We break down everything from the real statistical threat Americans face from terrorism to why privacy matters and how the ongoing pandemic power grabs parallel the post-9/11 government response. 00:42 What is the ‘War on Terror’? (Explained) 02:01 How Big Government Expanded Surveillance Powers After 9/11 04:15 Has the US Exaggerated the Threat of Terrorism? 08:40 Hasn’t the War on Terror Prevented ‘Another 9/11’? 12:30 Why Not ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’? 15:30 Can More ‘Security’ Actually Make Us LESS Safe? 18:31 Why Should You Care About Privacy If You Don’t Have Anything to Hide? 22:18 How the War on Terror Makes EVERY American a Suspect 25:06 How the War on Terror Fuels Far-Right Extremism 28:38 Is the War on Terror Powergrab Repeating Itself Amid the Pandemic? 33:12 Abby’s Controversial Food Opinion Check Out Abby’s New Book: https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=33558 Follow Abby on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Abigail_R_Hall Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BradPolumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Subscribe to the Podcast: https://anchor.fm/bradley-polumbo
Sep 18, 202134:16
Buck Angel: Meet the Trans Pornstar Who Isn’t Woke Enough for the Left Anymore

Buck Angel: Meet the Trans Pornstar Who Isn’t Woke Enough for the Left Anymore

Trans activist and pornstar Buck Angel explains his “controversial” opinions that made him persona non grata with the woke Left and its online mobs. What does it mean to be transexual? When did it become ‘transphobic’ to acknowledge biological sex? How did the LGBTQ community become so intolerant and fragile? What should we make of the complicated issues of transgender children and transgender inclusion in sports? And what about “detransitioners?” Buck and I discuss all this & much more. — Follow Buck on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BuckAngel Follow Buck on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buckangel/ Follow Buck on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbuckangel Subscribe to Buck’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BuckAngelOfficial Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BradPolumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Sep 11, 202133:18
Revolution of One: Politics Can’t Fix Your Life, But You Can

Revolution of One: Politics Can’t Fix Your Life, But You Can

“You don’t need to wait on the ballot box to revolutionize your life… to get healthier, wealthier, create the kind of life that you want.” — Kamau Olatunji My Foundation for Economic Education colleague Kamau Olatunji joins the show to explain the “Revolution of One” project and message. Waiting on politicians and the government to solve your problems is a recipe for unhappiness, Kamau explains. He outlines how to take charge of your life and make change by focusing on yourself as an individual. Kamau and I contrast this message to the narratives of oppression, systemic racism, and hopelessness offered by those pushing Big Government and collectivism. Subscribe to the RevOne YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/RevolutionofOne Follow RevOne on Twitter: https://twitter.com/revolutionof1 Follow RevOne on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/revolutionof1/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Visit my website — https://bradleypolumbo.com/ Twitter — https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/BradPolumbo Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Sep 04, 202131:25
Spike Cohen: Did the Libertarian Party Succeed or Fail in 2020? What’s its Future?

Spike Cohen: Did the Libertarian Party Succeed or Fail in 2020? What’s its Future?

Spike Cohen, the 2020 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee, joins the show to reflect on November’s election. We walk through his personal story of how we went from businessman to politician. Then, was the campaign a success or a failure? What could Spike and Jo Jorgensen have done to reach more voters? Plus, we discuss the future of the Libertarian Party, the libertarian faction of the GOP, Spike’s weird favorite fish, and more. Follow Spike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realspikecohen?s=21 Follow Spike on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiterallySpikeCohen -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Visit my website — https://bradleypolumbo.com/  Twitter — https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/BradPolumbo Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Aug 28, 202141:11
Yale Doctor: Delta Variant, Masks, Kids, & the Case for Staying Vigilant

Yale Doctor: Delta Variant, Masks, Kids, & the Case for Staying Vigilant

Yale doctor Howard Forman joins the podcast to discuss the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic amid the Delta variant. We talk about his unique journey as a fiscally conservative, gay Democrat and what it's been like working as a practicing Yale physician on the ground during COVID. Plus, we discuss the debate over masks, whether kids ought to wear them, how to respond to anti-vaxxers, and more.  Follow Howie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thehowie View His Work for Yale: https://som.yale.edu/faculty/howard-p-forman  Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Aug 14, 202138:49
Tahmineh Dehbozorgi: How Escaping Iran and Discovering America Taught Me to Love Liberty

Tahmineh Dehbozorgi: How Escaping Iran and Discovering America Taught Me to Love Liberty

Iranian American woman, journalist, and Young Voices PR associate Tahmineh Dehbozorgi joins the show to tell us what it was like to grow up under a tyrannical theocratic regime in Iran. How did reading Harry Potter get her in trouble as a child? What was life like for young women in such a sexist society? Plus, we talk about her decision to come to the US and what it’s taught her about the importance of the liberty that so many Americans increasingly take for granted. We also dip into everything from social justice warriors to Middle East foreign policy to her food take on pork. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Follow Tahmineh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeTahmineh Read her columns: https://www.ocregister.com/author/tahmineh-dehbozorgi/
Jul 31, 202131:59
RAND PAUL: Did Dr. Fauci Lie to Congress? (Exclusive Interview)

RAND PAUL: Did Dr. Fauci Lie to Congress? (Exclusive Interview)

Did Dr. Fauci lie to Congress? That’s what Senator Rand Paul wants to know.  Paul joins me for an exclusive interview to break down his concerns about the “expert” class’s dishonesty on masks, COVID origins, “gain of function” research, and more.  Does the public health bureaucracy have good intentions or the right incentives? And what should we make of the rising collusion between the federal government and Big Tech cracking down on dissent on these issues?   We discuss all this & more.   Subscribe to this Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClFUXoMmjzaeD5RjGPNGHSQ?sub_confirmation=1 Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Jul 25, 202116:15
Giancarlo Sopo: A Cuban-American Conservative Explains the Real Story Behind the Cuban People's Uprising

Giancarlo Sopo: A Cuban-American Conservative Explains the Real Story Behind the Cuban People's Uprising

What’s going on in Cuba? Misleading media spin portrays the ongoing uprising in Cuba as a mass protest against an authoritarian regime’s “mismanagement” of COVID-19. Here’s the truth.  Cuban-American GOP media strategist Giancarlo Sopo explains the real story of the Cuban people’s revolt. He walks us through the overlooked history of how socialism has repressed the people of Cuba, pushing its brave people to the breaking point where they’re risking their lives to speak out. Plus, we discuss the impact of the US trade embargo on Cuba and what Americans should learn from Cubans’ plight. Follow Giancarlo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiancarloSopo   Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/  Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo
Jul 17, 202132:58
Conservative Teacher: Is It Too Late to Save Our Schools From Progressive Control & Critical Race Theory?

Conservative Teacher: Is It Too Late to Save Our Schools From Progressive Control & Critical Race Theory?

Conservative teacher and Chalkboard Review co-founder Tony Kinnett breaks down just how thoroughly progressives have taken over the school system.  The science teacher explains how their dominance is leading to indoctrination efforts like the teaching of far-left, toxic "critical race theory" in schools. Plus, Tony tells his story as a conservative public school teacher, and we grapple with how to fix the broken education system, debating everything from teachers' unions to state-level bans on critical race theory to school choice initiatives.    Follow Tony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheTonus Check Out Chalkboard Review: https://thechalkboardreview.com/  Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Jul 10, 202135:18
Benji Backer: How to DEFEAT the Green New Deal (And ACTUALLY Solve Climate Change)

Benji Backer: How to DEFEAT the Green New Deal (And ACTUALLY Solve Climate Change)

Benji Backer, founder of the American Conservation Coalition, explains how to DEFEAT the Green New Deal and the Left's big-government "change change" agenda. Benji explains that doing so will require conservative realism about the reality of the problem, and sensible, center-right policy approaches to nuclear power, carbon capture, and more.  Plus, we break down the changing GOP politics on environmentalism and the emerging generational divide. Then, Benji's food take on what food he eats with ice cream with surprise (and possibly disgust) you. Follow Benji on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenjiBacker  Follow ACC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ACC_National   Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo  Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Jul 03, 202132:46
Sham Sharma: US-Indian Relations & The Global Pushback Against Woke Politics

Sham Sharma: US-Indian Relations & The Global Pushback Against Woke Politics

Can India be a strong US ally against China? With more than 1.3 BILLION citizens, India has the 2nd largest population and the 7th biggest economy in the world. Indian YouTuber Sham Sharma, currently a US resident, joins the show to break down the basics of US-India relations and the global pushback to woke politics. How closely do Indians follow US politics? How are people like Trump and Biden perceived in the country? What are the similarities & differences between the two nation's political situations? We answer all these questions, plus break down India's handling of the pandemic, relations with China, immigration, and more.  Subscribe to Sham's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0kMbzhUYV2lhIV7xoWhoA Follow Sham on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shambhav15 Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Jun 27, 202132:30
Dave Rubin: Witnessing the Sad Decline of California Under Progressive Rule

Dave Rubin: Witnessing the Sad Decline of California Under Progressive Rule

Dave Rubin explains how progressives pushing big government and woke insanity are destroying California. Dave moved there in 2013 and tells the story of how he has watched the progressive state slip even further toward the extreme Left--and how he has witnessed the ensuing dysfunction.  From taxes to homeless to crime to COVID policy, we break down how progressive big government is slowly ruining the once-great state. Plus, Dave gives his controversial food take, weighing in with a unique opinion on vegetables.   Subscribe to the Rubin Report: https://www.youtube.com/user/RubinReport  Follow Dave on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RubinReport Check Out His Book: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Burn-This-Book-Thinking/dp/0593084292   Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo  Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Jun 23, 202129:40
Stephen Kent: The Politics of Star Wars & How the Force Can Fix the World

Stephen Kent: The Politics of Star Wars & How the Force Can Fix the World

Author Stephen Kent joins the show to break down the big-picture themes we can take away from Star Wars. As he explains in the upcoming book HOW THE FORCE CAN FIX THE WORLD, the Star Wars saga's "politics" aren't a partisan weapon but are really more about hope, choice, humility, empathy, redemption, balance, and fear.  You don't want to miss this stellar conversation or Stephen's book—buy it below. But, fair warning, Stephen's food take at the end of the episode is pretty disgusting. Pre-Order Stephen’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Y8LNNG8/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_MX8HRF592WVSAQFEF65F Subscribe to Stephen’s YouTube Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCll6bwOabDOqN0_alxCr9Sg Subscribe to Stephen’s Star Wars Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beltway-banthas/id1110510480 Follow Stephen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Stephen_Kent89 Subscribe to Stephen’s Newsletter: https://politicizeme.substack.com/ Subscribe to Stephen’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUe4SZeDlA4B6W0axMVHUMA Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Jun 19, 202135:58
Jonah Goldberg: ProPublica’s ‘Secret IRS Files,' Wealth Taxes, & the Billionaire Tax Evasion 'Scandal' That Wasn’t

Jonah Goldberg: ProPublica’s ‘Secret IRS Files,' Wealth Taxes, & the Billionaire Tax Evasion 'Scandal' That Wasn’t

Editor-in-chief of The Dispatch and host of the Remnant Podcast Jonah Goldberg joins the show to break down the massive ProPublica expose supposedly revealing an American epidemic of billionaires evading taxes. He explains why basically nothing they “expose” is actually particularly newsworthy or surprising, and how it’s all part of the progressive push for a so-called “wealth tax.” We break down the practical and theoretical flaws with taxing wealth and the ideological roots of this soak-the-rich class envy. Plus, we wade into how the increasing GOP embrace of nationalist-populist economics weakens our defense from progressive socialism and why Jonah co-founded The Dispatch to offer something new in right-of-center media. Read Jonah’s Column on the ProPublica ‘Scandal’: https://triblive.com/opinion/jonah-goldberg-outrage-over-billionaires-tax-returns-ignores-basic-facts/ Subscribe to The Dispatch: https://thedispatch.com/subscribe Follow Jonah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonahDispatch Subscribe to the Remnant Podcast: https://remnant.thedispatch.com/ Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ MUSIC CREDIT: bensound.com
Jun 16, 202134:37
Olivia Rondeau: A Gen Z Social Media Star on 'Conscious Black Conservatism' & How the GOP Needs to Wake Up

Olivia Rondeau: A Gen Z Social Media Star on 'Conscious Black Conservatism' & How the GOP Needs to Wake Up

Gen Z social media star Olivia Rondeau joins the show to tell the story of how she grew up in a mixed-race Maryland family, became a star wrestler, found herself in "transphobic" controversy with the woke Left, got kicked out of the Black Student Union, and wound up becoming a pioneer for race-conscious black conservatism. We break down her journey, the nuanced truth of racism in America, and what the GOP must do differently to better appeal to black voters. Subscribe to Olivia's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtZNSy-X1GjRO20dnnSAatg Follow Olivia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rondeaulivia Check Out Our Stream We Did Together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzM4vhWPrw4&t=213s Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Jun 12, 202136:00
Dan Mitchell: An Economist Explains the Pandemic's Biggest Villain

Dan Mitchell: An Economist Explains the Pandemic's Biggest Villain

When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, we got a LOT wrong. Former Reagan economist and Chairman of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Dan Mitchell joins the podcast to explain the one consistent theme behind where we went wrong with our public policy approach to containing the coronavirus. Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danieljmitchell Check Out Dan's Great Econ Blog: https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/ Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Jun 09, 202130:45
Eric Brakey: The Case for Constitutional Carry (No Gun Permit, No Problem!)

Eric Brakey: The Case for Constitutional Carry (No Gun Permit, No Problem!)

Former Maine State Senator and Young Americans for Liberty Senior Spokesperson Eric Brakey joins the show to make his case for "constitutional carry." In his state and dozens of others, Americans can now carry firearms without having to go through a permitting process.  Why is this reform necessary? Will abolishing permitting lead to increased gun violence? We discuss all this and more.    Follow Eric on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenatorBrakey Check Out YAL's Work: https://yaliberty.org/  Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Subscribe to the Podcast: https://anchor.fm/bradley-polumbo
Jun 05, 202133:14
Arielle Scarcella: How Woke Intolerance Ruined LGBT Pride Month (Safe Space, No More)

Arielle Scarcella: How Woke Intolerance Ruined LGBT Pride Month (Safe Space, No More)

In honor of LGBT Pride Month kicking off this June, lesbian YouTuber Arielle Scarcella joins me on the podcast to explain how the movement has changed over the years. Was Pride always so politicized and partisan? Has it become hostile to different perspectives and diversity of thought? Is it anything more than woke corporatism and Democratic propaganda these days? We break it all down. Subscribe to Arielle’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ArielleIsHamming Follow Arielle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArielleScarcell Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Subscribe to the Podcast: https://anchor.fm/bradley-polumbo
Jun 02, 202135:06
Jack Phillips: Christian Baker of Supreme Court Fame on Why He Couldn’t Bake that Gay Cake—and the Crazy Fallout

Jack Phillips: Christian Baker of Supreme Court Fame on Why He Couldn’t Bake that Gay Cake—and the Crazy Fallout

Harassment, death threats, national outcry, and financial fallout. Christian baker Jack Phillips faced all this and more after he refused to bake & design a customized wedding cake celebrating a gay wedding—an unexpected battle that ultimately took him all the way to the Supreme Court. He joins the show to discuss his new book, The Cost of My Faith, and his legal journey. Is Jack really the anti-gay bigot the media made him out to be? Why not just bake the cake? Just how vitriolic and nasty was the targeted backlash Jack and his family faced? And how do we balance freedom of religion and speech with respect for LGBT Americans? We discuss all this and more. Purchase Jack’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Cost-My-Faith-Decision-Supreme/dp/1684510805 Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Like the show? Please consider leaving a 5-star rating & kind review wherever you get your podcasts.
May 29, 202125:36
Gothix: A Black YouTuber Explains Why She Left the Democrats & Doesn't Support Black Lives Matter™

Gothix: A Black YouTuber Explains Why She Left the Democrats & Doesn't Support Black Lives Matter™

YouTuber, gamer, and content creator Gothix joins the show to tell us the story of how after growing up "born Democrat" in the black community, she had a political reawakening. We walk through why she changed her worldview—and why she chose to #WalkAway from the Democrats. But what do Republicans get wrong when it comes to making inroads with African Americans? We discuss all this, plus the state of our criminal justice system, why she doesn't support the Black Lives Matter™ movement, and the RIGHT way to eat pizza. Subscribe to Gothix's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/demonofdreams Follow Gothix on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gothixTV Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
May 26, 202129:25
Tom Rogan: A National Security Reporter Explains How We Know UFOs Are Real

Tom Rogan: A National Security Reporter Explains How We Know UFOs Are Real

What exactly is a ‘UFO?’ How do we know they’re real? And what does the government know about their origins? The Washington Examiner's military reporter and national security writer Tom Rogan explains.   Follow Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TomRtweets  Read Tom's UFO Coverage:  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/how-will-intelligence-community-ufo-report-deal-with-the-true-unknowns  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/confirmed-navys-previously-unreported-2019-triangle-ufo-incident  Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/bradley-polumbo  Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
May 22, 202130:51
Peter Jacobsen: An Economics Professor Explains Why YOU Should Care About Mounting Inflation

Peter Jacobsen: An Economics Professor Explains Why YOU Should Care About Mounting Inflation

Economics Professor Peter Jacobsen joins the show to break down the new numbers showing prices on the rise across the country—and explain why YOU should care.  How does inflation affect your personal finances? Why does it worsen inequality and hurt the poor the most? What's causing the current uptick? And what can we do to keep inflation in check? We break down all this and more. READ MORE: https://fee.org/articles/why-inflation-is-at-a-12-year-high/ Follow Peter on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PeterPashute Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
May 19, 202128:56
Alex Salter: An Economist Debunks 'Bidenomics'

Alex Salter: An Economist Debunks 'Bidenomics'

Texas Tech economist Alex Salter joins the show to discuss the surprisingly radical economic agenda we've seen in the Biden administration's first 100 days. He explains what's wrong with this big-spending approach to economic policy as well as how GOP failures got us to this point.
May 08, 202131:17
Reed Coverdale: A Trucker Explains How the Government Screws Over Blue Collar Workers

Reed Coverdale: A Trucker Explains How the Government Screws Over Blue Collar Workers

Full-time trucker and part-time libertarian YouTuber Reed Coverdale joins the show to explain how from licensing to regulations to unions, the government screws over the working class. Plus, we discuss alternative pathways to skilled trades over college degrees and why he finds the way progressive politicians talk about blue-collar workers frustrating and tone-deaf. Follow Reed on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReedCoverdale Subscribe to his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCByLOaisZPyJ9E0lT0CqKYg Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
May 05, 202131:06
Hannah Cox: How Unions Make Us Poorer (And What to Do About It)

Hannah Cox: How Unions Make Us Poorer (And What to Do About It)

My Foundation for Economic Education colleague Hannah Cox joins the show to explain how corrupt unions rig the system in favor of their members at the public's expense—and what we can do about it. We break down the sordid history of unions in America, the particularly acute problem posed by public-sector unions like police unions and teachers' unions, and what the Biden administration's pro-union policies could mean for our economy. Plus, Hannah offers up a Southern food take, and I admit to a weird habit I have with peanuts. Follow Hannah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannahdanielle_cox6/ Follow Hannah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HannahCox7 Subscribe to Hannah's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIkXil-va_XhfGOEO-gawBA Subscribe to Hannah's podcast on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/based-with-hannah-cox/id1535704082 Subscribe to Hannah's podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5UgGGp9G5WupDgfccWTuKZ
May 01, 202127:49
Kenny Xu: How Toxic Left-Wing Diversity Ideology Hurts Asian Americans

Kenny Xu: How Toxic Left-Wing Diversity Ideology Hurts Asian Americans

Journalist and author Kenny Xu joins the show to discuss his forthcoming book, AN INCONVENIENT MINORITY: The Ivy League Discrimination Cases and the Attack on Asian- American Excellence. We discuss the consequences the Left's diversity ideology has had for Asian Americans, woke discrimination under the guise of Affirmative Action, and an upcoming court case that could change it all. Pre-order Kenny's book: https://www.amazon.com/Inconvenient-Minority-Admissions-American-Excellence-ebook/dp/B08MQN8J6D Follow Kenny on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kennymxu Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Apr 28, 202129:58
Gabriella Hoffman: A Lithuanian-American on Her Family's Escape from Soviet Communism

Gabriella Hoffman: A Lithuanian-American on Her Family's Escape from Soviet Communism

Conservative columnist, media strategist, and Lithuanian-American Gabriella Hoffman joins the show to tell the story of her family's escape from the Soviet Union and Communist tyranny. What was it like for her parents in Soviet-era Lithuania? How has modern-day Lithuania responded to its dark authoritarian past? And what made America such an appealing place for her family to flee to? Are those elements of American life under attack? We discuss all this, plus the modern conservative movement's anti-immigrant faction and Gabriella's hot food take. Follow Gabriella on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gabby_Hoffman Read her Townhall columns: https://townhall.com/columnists/gabriellahoffman/ Subscribe to her on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSfCHqRsfAOsJRNIJhOKWaw
Apr 24, 202140:24
Kent Lassman: COVID Silver Linings & 'Never Needed' Laws

Kent Lassman: COVID Silver Linings & 'Never Needed' Laws

Competitive Enterprise Institute President Kent Lassman explains how the COVID pandemic cast light on "never needed" laws in education, dining, healthcare & more—and how we make the temporary freedoms gained via "emergency waivers" permanent. Plus, Kent explains how we ended up with such an overregulated and restricted society in the first place and he weighs in on tea vs. iced coffee debate. Follow Kent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KentatCEI Check Out His Work With CEI: https://cei.org/experts/kent-lassman/ Follow CEI on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ceidotorg Check out the #NeverNeeded Hashtag: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NeverNeeded&src=typeahead_click&f=live Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Apr 21, 202129:59
Kevin Williamson: Why Not Fewer Voters?

Kevin Williamson: Why Not Fewer Voters?

"The fact is that voters got us into this mess. Maybe the answer isn’t more voters," National Review writer Kevin Williamson argues on today's podcast in light of the ongoing controversies regarding voting rules in Georgia. He joins the show to make the argument that having more voters and increasing access to voting isn't necessarily a good thing. Is democracy a good in and of itself? Doesn't limiting voting have a dark history? What's the relationship between voting and good policy? Does safeguarding liberty sometimes require constraining democracy? Plus, we discuss the viral backlash Kevin's argument on voting has received and his thoughts on the state of the conservative movement and right-wing media. Read Kevin's essay on voting: https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/04/why-not-fewer-voters/ Check out Kevin's writing: https://www.nationalreview.com/author/kevin-d-williamson/ Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Apr 17, 202134:58
Former MP: The UK's Slide into Authoritarianism and What Makes America Great

Former MP: The UK's Slide into Authoritarianism and What Makes America Great

Former Member of Parliament and newly-arrived Mississipi Public Policy Center CEO Douglas Carswell joins the show to discuss how woke radicalism and COVID authoritarianism are wreaking havoc in the UK—and explain why these problems haven't been nearly as bad in the US. We talk Brexit, the Constitution, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, right-wing populism, and more. We round the show out with a surprising American food Douglas learned to love when he first came to the US. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Follow Douglas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DouglasCarswell Check out the MPPC's website: https://mspolicy.org/ Follow the MPPC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mspolicy
Apr 14, 202133:14
Jack Hunter: How Libertarian Populism Can Build a Winning Coalition for the GOP

Jack Hunter: How Libertarian Populism Can Build a Winning Coalition for the GOP

Journalist Jack Hunter, who co-authored the book "The Tea Party Goes to Washington" with Senator Rand Paul, joins the show to discuss how a libertarian message can appeal to an increasing populist and anti-elitist electorate in 2022, 2024, and beyond. From Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, voters are increasingly drawn to politicians promising to fight for the little guy against the elite. But the solutions to this sentiment don't have to be big government socialism or right-wing nationalism. What exactly is populism? Can it coexist with libertarianism? How can we better frame free-market economics as a common man's cause? What parts of the GOP's Trump legacy can we build on and praise? How can the GOP embrace libertarian-leaning positions on key issues to expand its appeal to minority voters? What might a libertarian-populist GOP's future look like in 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential campaign? We discuss all this, Jack's food take, & more. Read Jack's essay on libertarian populism: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-right-kind-of-realignment/ Follow Jack on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackhunter74 Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Apr 10, 202132:07
Kerry McDonald: How the Pandemic is Fueling a Homeschooling Revolution (An Insider Explains)

Kerry McDonald: How the Pandemic is Fueling a Homeschooling Revolution (An Insider Explains)

FEE Senior Education Fellow, author, and mom Kerry McDonald joins the show to break down the explosion in permanent homeschooling amid pandemic life and how it plays into a broader homeschooling revolution. How has the last year exposed the failures of traditional government schools? What are 'pandemic pods' and new forms of alternative education looking like? Can anyone homeschool, or is it only an option for wealthy elites? We discuss all this, break down common myths about homeschooling and counterarguments against it, and recap Kerry's personal high-profile debates with opponents who want to ban homeschooling. Follow Kerry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kerry_edu Subscribe to Kerry's newsletter on parenting, homeschooling, and education: https://go.fee.org/liberated Check out Kerry's book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1641600632/ Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Apr 07, 202137:37
Elizabeth Slattery: One Genius Element of Our Constitution that Prevents Tyranny (Explained)

Elizabeth Slattery: One Genius Element of Our Constitution that Prevents Tyranny (Explained)

Pacific Legal Foundation constitutional attorney Elizabeth Slattery joins the show to discuss the one genius element of our Constitution that preserves freedom and keeps tyranny at bay. We break down the separation of powers, the dangers of administration creep, the regulatory "deep state," and Congress's dereliction of its constitutional duties. How do these broad concepts after real people in real life? And how will these issues be at play in upcoming Supreme Court cases? We discuss all this & more. Follow Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EHSlattery Follow PLF on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PacificLegal Subscribe to PLF's 'Dissed' Supreme Court Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dissed/id1533869725 Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Apr 03, 202124:38
Robby Soave: What 'Cancel Culture' Really Is (And Isn't)

Robby Soave: What 'Cancel Culture' Really Is (And Isn't)

Reason senior editor Robby Soave joins the show to break down the "cancel culture" phenomenon. Having been on the outrage culture beat for years now—and authored a whole book about its origins on campus—Robby explains what cancel culture, properly understood, really is—and what it isn't. We discuss this definition, high profile examples, whether Republicans are hypocrites, cancelling the cancelers, and more. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Follow Robby on Twitter: https://twitter.com/robbysoave Read Robby's Work: https://reason.com/people/robby-soave/ Buy Robby's Book: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/panic-attack-by-robby-soave/
Mar 31, 202131:35
David Harsanyi: Why the Boulder, Colorado Shooting Doesn't Justify Gun Control

David Harsanyi: Why the Boulder, Colorado Shooting Doesn't Justify Gun Control

National Review senior writer and author David Harsanyi joins the show to discuss the heart-breaking mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, where a deranged gunman killed 10 at a grocery store using an AR-15-style rifle. Does this vindicate Democratic calls for gun control? Would "universal background checks" or a ban on "assault weapons" have made a difference? What do people misunderstand about gun violence and the Second Amendment in America? We break this all down and more. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidharsanyi Read his work for National Review: https://www.nationalreview.com/author/david-harsanyi/ Buy his book on the history of the Second Amendment: https://www.amazon.com/First-Freedom-Through-Americas-Enduring/dp/1501174002/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=david+harsanyi&qid=1616702768&sr=8-2
Mar 27, 202128:29
Sally Pipes: Why Biden's Healthcare Agenda Will Inevitably Lead to Socialism

Sally Pipes: Why Biden's Healthcare Agenda Will Inevitably Lead to Socialism

Pacific Research Institute fellow Sally Pipes joins the show to discuss Biden's sweeping healthcare agenda. What exactly is a 'public option'? What are the downfalls of pushing more people onto government healthcare? Will Biden's plan inevitably result in socialism? Why would "Medicare-for-All" lead to disaster? Follow Sally on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sallypipes Check Out Sally's Book: https://www.amazon.com/False-Premise-Promise-Disastrous-Medicare/dp/1641770724
Mar 24, 202133:28
How the Government's Eviction Moratorium is Destroying the Rental Market (And Screwing Over Landlords Like Me)

How the Government's Eviction Moratorium is Destroying the Rental Market (And Screwing Over Landlords Like Me)

Young Voices contributor and Reason Foundation policy analyst Jen Sidorova joins the show to explain how the government's "eviction moratorium," a ban on evictions meant to help renters struggling amid the COVID recession, is destroying the rental market and screwing over landlords like her. What happens when people don't have to pay rent? Are landlords really all rich people? What will happen when the music stops and the moratorium ends? We discuss all this and more. Follow Jen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jen_Sidorova Check out Jen's policy work: https://reason.org/author/evgenia-sidorova/ Subscribe to Jen's YouTube channel: https://t.co/POZ9SULREN?amp=1 Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Mar 20, 202128:40
Brian Riedl: How COVID Spending is Spiraling Us Toward a Dangerous Debt Crisis

Brian Riedl: How COVID Spending is Spiraling Us Toward a Dangerous Debt Crisis

Manhattan Institute economist Brian Riedl joins the show to explain how blowout COVID spending has sent our already-bleak debt trajectory spiraling into potential crisis. He breaks down why yes, deficits actually do matter for economic prospects—and explains why young people should care about the debt crisis in the same way they care about climate change. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo Follow Brian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brian_Riedl Check Out Brian's Work: https://www.manhattan-institute.org/expert/brian-riedl
Mar 17, 202130:20
Senator Mike Braun: Biden's 'COVID' Spending Binge & the Future of Conservative Economics

Senator Mike Braun: Biden's 'COVID' Spending Binge & the Future of Conservative Economics

Senator Mike Braun delves into some of the pitfalls in the Biden Administration's American Rescue Plan, exposes the Democrats' dangerous one-size-fits-all approach to the federal minimum wage, the future of conservative economics, and more. Follow Senator Braun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenatorBraun Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClFUXoMmjzaeD5RjGPNGHSQ/featured Like the show? Leave a rating & review on Apple Podcasts.
Mar 13, 202120:41
Isaac Saul: A Journalist on His Teenage Sins, Cancel Culture, and Fixing the Broken Partisan Media

Isaac Saul: A Journalist on His Teenage Sins, Cancel Culture, and Fixing the Broken Partisan Media

Journalist Isaac Saul joins the show to discuss how he reflects on his teenage indiscretions and use of slurs like "faggot" and the N-word in light of today's cancel culture. We tackle the need for grace, growth, and nuance in our culture of outrage and Twitter mobs but also how we balance this with the real need to address racism and bias. Plus, we break down his new project Tangle News that seeks to transcend hyperpartisan inflammatory journalism, and tackle the problems facing the media industry more broadly. SUBSCRIBE TO ISAAC'S NEWSLETTER: https://www.readtangle.com/ Follow Isaac on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ike_Saul Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Mar 10, 202147:32
Congressman Peter Meijer: An Iraq Vet's Path to Washington & Vision for the GOP's Future

Congressman Peter Meijer: An Iraq Vet's Path to Washington & Vision for the GOP's Future

Congressman Peter Meijer joins the show to talk us through his personal journey to politics as a war vet, humanitarian aid worker, and businessman. He explains how it shapes his next-generation Republican worldview. We break down Meijer's realist approach to foreign policy, the generational divide in Congress, how the Right should approach climate/environmental issues, his support for free-market economics, and more. Follow Meijer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VoteMeijer Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Mar 06, 202137:22
Blaire White: Problems w/ the Woke 'Equality Act' (And a Better LGBT Rights Alternative)

Blaire White: Problems w/ the Woke 'Equality Act' (And a Better LGBT Rights Alternative)

Trans conservative YouTuber and political commentator Blaire White joins the show (for the second time!) to discuss the many problems with the "Equality Act" that Democrats in Congress just passed in the name of LGBT rights. We break down how the Equality Act would endanger freedom of religion and free speech, as well as what it would mean for sex-segregated sports. Is it really bigoted to oppose this legislation? And is the GOP-sponsored "Fairness for All" Act a better alternative that conservatives should support? Where and why do some Republicans go astray on LGBT rights issues? We discuss all this and more. Blaire rounds out the episode with perhaps the MOST HORRENDOUS food take to feature on the show to date. Follow Blaire on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MsBlaireWhite Follow Blaire on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msblairewhite/ Subscribe to Blaire's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDmCBKaKOtOrEqgsL4-3C8Q Check out Blaire's podcast: https://www.patreon.com/posts/welcome-to-46678645 Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Mar 03, 202139:57
Joe Bishop-Henchman: The New Chair on the Future of the Libertarian Party

Joe Bishop-Henchman: The New Chair on the Future of the Libertarian Party

New Libertarian Party Chair Joe Bishop-Henchman joins the show to discuss his vision for the future of the party, what it stands for, how it can actually win, and the contrast between Libertarians and libertarian Republicans. We also break down the party's (disappointing?) showing in November, the late presidential campaign of Jo Jorgensen, former Congressman Justin Amash's role in the party's future, and more. Follow Joe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jbhenchman Follow the Libertarian Party on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LPNational Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Like the show? Leave a rating & review on Apple Podcasts.
Feb 27, 202138:40
Patrice Onwuka: How the War on the Gig Economy Hurts Women (And Could Go National Soon)

Patrice Onwuka: How the War on the Gig Economy Hurts Women (And Could Go National Soon)

The war on the gig economy started in California, where regulations put Uber drivers, translators, freelancers and more out of work. Independent Women's Forum Senior Policy Analyst Patrice Onwuka joins the show to explain how this big government scheme backfired—and why it could go national soon under President Biden and pro-union Democrats in Congress. We discuss how anti-gig-economy legislation hurts women and mothers hardest, and Patrice shares the tragic stories of the people she's worked with who have been hurted by the California law: from a translator to a rape victim to a Santa Claus actor. Follow Patrice on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatricePinkFile Follow IWF on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IWF Check out IWF's Chasing Work Project: https://www.iwf.org/chasing-work/ Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Feb 24, 202130:28
Dallas Sonnier: A Conservative Movie Producer on the School Shooting Film Liberal Hollywood Wouldn't Touch

Dallas Sonnier: A Conservative Movie Producer on the School Shooting Film Liberal Hollywood Wouldn't Touch

Movie producer and Hollywood veteran Dallas Sonnier joins the show to discuss his new film, Run Hide Fight. The thriller offers a controversial depiction of a young woman who survives a school shooting, with a nonpartisan but pro-gun and pro-personal responsibility message. We discuss why the movie and why his film was panned by critics yet raved about by audiences. Then, Dallas explains how typical liberal Hollywood wouldn't touch it and how he ended up working with conservative media mogul Ben Shapiro and the Daily Wire to release it. Plus, we discuss his experiences as a rare conservative in Hollywood, and why conservatives need to get involved in culture to ensure the long-term viability of right-of-center politics. Watch the film here: https://www.dailywire.com/videos/run-hide-fight Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Feb 20, 202128:50
Sarah Anderson: The Latest on Biden's COVID Stimulus & $15 Minimum Wage

Sarah Anderson: The Latest on Biden's COVID Stimulus & $15 Minimum Wage

FreedomWorks Policy Director Sarah Anderson joins the show to break down the state of play on Capitol Hill on Biden's COVID-19 legislation and explain the fight over whether a $15 minimum wage will make it into the bill. Are they even allowed to include a minimum wage hike in the legislation? Can this bill survive a fillibuster attempt? We break this all down and discuss the stimulus' bills many shortcomings, plus explore what's really ailing the economy right now. Follow Sarah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/smayranderson Check out FreedomWorks: https://www.freedomworks.org/ Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Feb 17, 202129:16
Congressman Thomas Massie: Keeping Freedom Alive After the Capitol Attack & COVID Crisis

Congressman Thomas Massie: Keeping Freedom Alive After the Capitol Attack & COVID Crisis

Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie joins the show to discuss the dangerous push to crack down on civil liberties in the name of combatting "domestic terrorism" after the Capitol attack and whether expansions of government power under COVID-19 are here to stay. Plus, we discuss the future of the GOP under President Biden and whether there are any potential Democrats in the new Congress who could be allies on some civil libertarian issues. And don't miss Massie's outside-the-box hot food take.
Feb 13, 202131:11
Kassy Dillon: The Case Against Abortion and the Future of the Pro-Life Movement

Kassy Dillon: The Case Against Abortion and the Future of the Pro-Life Movement

For conservative journalist and pro-life activist Kassy Dillon, the pro-life cause is personal. She joins the show to tell her personal story as to why she's pro-life, answer common counterarguments, and discuss the future of the pro-life movement. Follow Kassy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KassyDillon Follow Kassy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kassydillon/ Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Feb 10, 202138:46
Nancy Mace: How a Rape Survivor & High School Dropout Went from Waffle House to Congress

Nancy Mace: How a Rape Survivor & High School Dropout Went from Waffle House to Congress

Newly-sworn-in Congresswoman Nancy Mace joins the show to tell her personal story of overcoming adversity and explain the new vision of libertarian-Republican philosophy she brings to Washington. Follow Mace on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NancyMace. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/. Like the show? Leave us a rate & review on Apple Podcasts.
Feb 06, 202143:48
Chris Rufo: Will Biden Bring Back 'Critical Race Theory'? (The Ideology, Explained)

Chris Rufo: Will Biden Bring Back 'Critical Race Theory'? (The Ideology, Explained)

City Journal correspondent Christopher Rufo has documented the alarming rise of an ideology known as "critical race theory"—from academia to mass media and even the federal government. He exposed the various federal government agencies that were using taxpayer dollars on "diversity trainings" that amount to left-wing racial pseudoscience and what he calls "neo-Racism." Christopher's work resulted in a presidential executive order by President Trump. But the future of this debate is up in the air under President Biden. 0:40 What is Critical Race Theory? 3:55 Examples of CRT in the Real World 5:22 Exhibit A: The Best-Selling Book 'White Fragility' 9:50 Is Color Blindness a Form of 'White Supremacy'? 12:50 How Radical Race Theory Infected the Federal Government 16:18 Trump's Anti-CRT Executive Order, Explained 21:20 Is Biden Bringing CRT Back to the Government? 31:35 Food Take Time Follow Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo Check Out Chris's Website: https://t.co/GpeTTG6wV4?amp=1 Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Feb 03, 202132:54
Chris Hale: An Obama Alum & Democrat Addresses My Concerns About Biden-Harris

Chris Hale: An Obama Alum & Democrat Addresses My Concerns About Biden-Harris

Burst your partisan bubble and tune in: Obama White House alum Chris Hale, a prominent Democrat, joins the show to have a friendly back-and-forth on the many concerns conservatives like me have with the Biden-Harris administration. Is Joe Biden's Age a Valid Concern? 1:10 Wasn't Kamala Harris a Far-Left Choice for VP? 3:53 Why is 'Moderate Joe' Pushing a $15 Minimum Wage? 12:00 Can Biden's 'No Taxes' Promise Actually Last? 14:45 Would Biden's 'Moderate' Healthcare Plan Ultimately Lead to Socialism? 20:18 Could Biden's Healthcare Policies Destroy American Medical Innovatation? 25:54 Are the Democrats Going Full Socialist? 30:00 Has Biden Partially Caved to the Identity Politics Left? 35:00 Chris's Hot Food Take 41:25 Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Follow Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisjollyhale
Jan 30, 202143:15
Alex Nowrasteh: Breaking Down Biden's Day One Immigration Proposal (Amnesty, the Border, & More)

Alex Nowrasteh: Breaking Down Biden's Day One Immigration Proposal (Amnesty, the Border, & More)

President Biden has made immigration one of his first policy priorities, introducing a sweeping policy plan on his very first day in office. Cato Institute Director of Immigration Studies Alex Nowrasteh joins the show to break it down. How many millions of illegal immigrants could receive amnesty under Biden's plan? What impact would this have on the economy? Could it cause a rush on the border? What changes would Biden's plan make to legal immigration? Does it do anything to promote border security? What are the political odds this package gets passed in its current form? We discuss all this and more. Plus, Alex goes off about the one popular food he can't stand. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Follow Alex on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexNowrasteh Check out Alex's work at Cato: https://www.cato.org/people/alex-nowrasteh Buy Alex's latest book: https://www.amazon.com/Wretched-Refuse-Political-Immigration-Institutions/dp/1108702457/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Alex+Nowrasteh&qid=1607137438&sr=8-1
Jan 27, 202140:17
Charlie Cooke: The Future of Libertarian-Conservative Fusionism (Post Trump & Beyond)

Charlie Cooke: The Future of Libertarian-Conservative Fusionism (Post Trump & Beyond)

Many right-of-center Americans, particularly young people, feel more libertarian among conservatives but more conservative among doctrinaire libertarians. National Review Online Editor Charlie Cooke fleshed out this worldview in his 2015 book "The Conservatarian Manifesto." He joins the podcast to revisit this work and breakdown the state of “conservatarian” politics. In what ways has the American Right become more libertarian in the last 5 years? In which ways has it become less? We break down the Right’s evolving stances on gay marriage, foreign policy, trade, immigration, and more. What posture will the GOP resume under Biden? Who will (and should) win the Right’s civil war between small government conservatives and the new populist, big-government nationalists? Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Follow Charlie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlescwcooke Subscribe to Charlie’s Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mad-dogs-and-englishmen/id824981345 Buy Charlie’s Book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3iE2Jxd
Jan 23, 202139:47
Corey DeAngelis: The Fight for School Choice (During COVID-19 and Beyond)

Corey DeAngelis: The Fight for School Choice (During COVID-19 and Beyond)

Reason Foundation scholar Corey DeAngelis joins the show to break down the argument for school choice and how school closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic make it more necessary than ever. 0:49 What Is School Choice? 3:25 The Status Quo of Public Schooling 10:25 How Widespread is School Choice? 14:07 There's ENORMOUS Unmet Demand for More Schooling Options 17:13 The US Education System: Top for Spending, Average for Results 21:00 Why Do Teachers' Unions Oppose Reform? 24:00 Does School Choice 'Defund' Public Schools? 29:15 Do Parents Always Know What's Best for Their Kids? 34:27 Should Taxpayer Money Go to Religous Schools? 41:00 The COVID-19 Pandemic, 'Distance Learning' & Unscientific School Closures Follow Corey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeAngelisCorey Buy Corey's Latest Book: https://www.amazon.com/School-Choice-Myths-Straight-Education/dp/1948647907 Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Subscribe to the podcast on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-boundaries-with-brad-polumbo/id1531229449 Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2DKsJYYEQi9aQX2ew1Dm7J
Jan 20, 202149:37
David French: Why America Could Break Up (The Real Threat of Secession)

David French: Why America Could Break Up (The Real Threat of Secession)

Time Columnist and Dispatch Senior Editor David French joins the show to discuss his new book: Divided We Fall, which outlines how polarization and division could lead America to split up. We break down the theory behind this hypothesis and David's hypothetical scenarios: "Calexit" and "Texit," where California and Texas, respectively, exit the Union after foreseeable but tragic circumstances unfold. David provocatively argues that this threat is not as far off as you think. 0:52 The Law of Group Polarization, Explained 3:00 Warnings From Pre-Civil-War America to Today 7:00 The Iraq War, Grievance, and Civil Strife 10:17 After Capitol Attack, Break Up More Likely Than Ever 13:40 Scenario: How California Secession Would Play Out 18:45 Why SHOULDN'T Red and Blue America Split Up? 26:00 Pluralism and Tolerance as a Solution, Explained 29:10 Federalism and States' Rights 35:00 Can the Fight Over Abortion & Guns be Overcome? Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench Purchase his book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Great-American-Divorce-Country-Apart_And/dp/1250201977/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/ Subscribe to the podcast on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-boundaries-with-brad-polumbo/id1531229449 Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2DKsJYYEQi9aQX2ew1Dm7J
Jan 16, 202141:39
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: Will ‘Net Neutrality’ Make a Comeback Under Joe Biden?

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: Will ‘Net Neutrality’ Make a Comeback Under Joe Biden?

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai joins the show to discuss his infamous 2017 repeal of the internet regulation 'Net Neutrality' and whether it will make a comeback under Joe Biden. We break down how the alarmist claims of "the end of the internet as we know" actually played out after net neutrality's repeal. Plus, we discuss the FCC's work promoting 5G technology and the future of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which has earned bipartisan ire for giving Big Tech platforms liability protections. Finally, Chairman Pai tells us about his bulldog puppy Ginger and the one food garnish he absolutely HATES. Follow Pai on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AjitPaiFCC Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Jan 09, 202120:31
Former White House Economist: Flawed COVID Stimulus Has Been 'Fiscal Insanity'

Former White House Economist: Flawed COVID Stimulus Has Been 'Fiscal Insanity'

Former White House economist and current Texas Public Policy Foundation chief economist Vance Ginn joins the show to break down the $3 trillion+ in taxpayer money Congress has spent on "stimulus" and the shortcomings of this Big Government approach to revitalizing the economy. Can you spend your way out of shutdowns? How have Congress's key stimulus initiatives, from unemployment expansion to the Paycheck Protection Program to stimulus checks, worked out? And what about the push for more future $2,000 stimulus checks? We discuss this and more—like Vance's hot take on how best to consume meatloaf. Follow Vance on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanceGinn. Subscribe to his newsletter: https://vanceginn.substack.com/. Check out his work for TPPF: https://www.texaspolicy.com/about/staff/vance-ginn-ph-d/. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/.
Jan 06, 202136:42
Brian Nichols: Applying Marketing 101 to Politics (To Make Liberty Win)

Brian Nichols: Applying Marketing 101 to Politics (To Make Liberty Win)

Marketing specialist and podcaster Brian Nicholas, my good pal, joins the show to discuss Marketing & Sales 101, and how these basic principles should apply to political campaigning. How do we meet people where they're at? Is education or listening more key to winning votes? Just how important are name recognition and cults of personality in political success? And how do we respond to America's populist moment? We discuss all this and more. (Plus, his take on pickles will leave you shook!) Follow Brian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BNicholsLiberty. Subscribe to the Brian Nichols Show: https://link.chtbl.com/brian-nichols-show. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/.
Jan 02, 202138:33
Zaid Jillani: Does Income Inequality Matter? (And Whether Progressive Solutions Would Work)

Zaid Jillani: Does Income Inequality Matter? (And Whether Progressive Solutions Would Work)

Journalist and heterodox liberal Zaid Jilani joins the show to debate whether income inequality is a problem and discuss whether the progressive solutions championed by the AOCs of the world really make sense. Should we even care about inequality? Should we define poverty as relative? Should billionaires exist? We discuss all this and more. Follow Zaid on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZaidJilani Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/
Dec 26, 202045:41
Shoshana Weissmann: How Capitalist Reforms Can Uplift the Working Class (Without Any Socialism)

Shoshana Weissmann: How Capitalist Reforms Can Uplift the Working Class (Without Any Socialism)

Progressive Democrats and socialists claim that only more welfare programs can help the poor get ahead. The R Street Institute's Shoshana Weissmann joins the show to rebut this narrative and explain how free-market, pro-capitalism policy reforms can uplift the working class. We discuss occupational licensing reform, deregulation, cronyism, and how big government can stifle competition and lock poor and minority workers out of a job. Oh, and we discuss whether my boyfriend broke the law by cutting my hair during quarantine, why some people mistake her for a senator from East Virginia (which doesn't exist), her love for Neil Gorsuch, tofu, and more. Follow Shoshana on Twitter: https://twitter.com/senatorshoshana. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/. Follow Brad on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClFUXoMmjzaeD5RjGPNGHSQ?view_as=subscriber.
Dec 19, 202035:52
BONUS: Hannah Cox on Brandon Bernard & the Conservative Case Against the Federal Death Penalty Spree

BONUS: Hannah Cox on Brandon Bernard & the Conservative Case Against the Federal Death Penalty Spree

With the Dec. 10 execution of Brandon Bernard, the Trump administration is on track to execute more prisoners than any presidential administration in 130 years. Conservative, pro-life activist, and commentator Hannah Cox joins the show to discuss why she believes conservatives should oppose the death penalty and this spree of executions. She tells her story of going from a staunch pro-death-penalty advocate to completely changing her mind and now running an organization called Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. Does the death penalty actually save money? Is it actually a deterrent for crime? Just how many innocent people get caught up and killed by the system? And do death penalty opponents sometimes downplay the atrocities of the crimes in question? We discuss all this and more in a special bonus episode. (Oh, and Hannah offers up a spicy food take on pickles). Follow Hannah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HannahCox7. Follow Hannah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannahdanielle_cox6/. Subscribe to Hannah's podcast 'Based': https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/based-with-hannah-cox/id1535704082. Read Hannah's FEE.org article on this subject: https://fee.org/articles/the-injustice-of-the-feds-death-penalty-spree-explained/. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Follow Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/.
Dec 16, 202033:08
Glenn "Kane" Jacobs: From WWE Superstar to Republican Mayor

Glenn "Kane" Jacobs: From WWE Superstar to Republican Mayor

Knox County, Tennessee Mayor Glenn "Kane" Jacobs joins the show to discuss his unusual journey from being a WWE wrestling superstar to libertarian-Republican elected official. We discuss the similarities between professional wrestling and politics and how the mayor came to hold libertarian political views and support free-market economics. What's the proper role of loyal government and states' rights? What has he been able to accomplish as mayor? We wrap up with his food take on pineapple on pizza. Follow Mayor Jacobs on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlennJacobsTN. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Like the show? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
Dec 12, 202027:37
Daniel Di Martino: How Socialism Destroyed My Home in Venezuela and What the Right Gets Wrong on Immigration

Daniel Di Martino: How Socialism Destroyed My Home in Venezuela and What the Right Gets Wrong on Immigration

Venezuelan expatriate turned free-market economist Daniel Di Martino joins the show to explain how socialism ruined his home country and forever altered his life trajectory. He explains how widespread nationalization of private industry, massive government spending, and money-printing led to runaway inflation that destroyed the economy. Could this really ever happen in America? And what, if any, are the differences between the "democratic socialism" being advanced here in the U.S. by the likes of Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the movement that led to Venezuela's downfall? Plus, we discuss Daniel's experience as a successful legal immigrant to the United States, as well as what the anti-immigration Right fails to understand about the social and economic benefits of legal immigration to the U.S. We wrap up with Daniel's hot take on Nutella, of all foods. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Follow Daniel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanielDiMartino. Like the show? Leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
Dec 05, 202033:43
Gov. Chris Sununu: America's Most Fiscally-Conservative Governor on ZERO Income Taxes and the 'New Hampshire Advantage'

Gov. Chris Sununu: America's Most Fiscally-Conservative Governor on ZERO Income Taxes and the 'New Hampshire Advantage'

After being ranked the #1 most fiscally conservative governor in the country by the Cato Institute, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu discusses the free-market policies that have led his state to success. We break down his commitment to keeping New Hampshire an income-tax-free state and why he believes that create an advantage for the Granite State. We also discuss his how his business background has informed his tenure as governor, the deregulatory efforts he's made across all industries, the minimum wage, and the proper role of state and local government in a free society. Don't forget to subscribe to the show and leave a rating & review on iTunes/Apple podcasts. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Follow Gov. Sununu on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GovChrisSununu.
Nov 28, 202046:56
Cliff Maloney: How Libertarians Can Actually WIN ELECTIONS (And Did in 2020)

Cliff Maloney: How Libertarians Can Actually WIN ELECTIONS (And Did in 2020)

Young Americans for Liberty President Cliff Maloney joins the show to break down YAL's massive success electing hundreds of libertarian-leaning state legislators and local officials including many victories this November. We discuss how this was largely achieved through the GOP and Rand-Paul-esque "liberty Republicans," in contrast to the ideologically purist but perennially unsuccessful approach of the Libertarian Party. Follow Cliff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LibertyCliff Follow YAL on Twitter: https://twitter.com/YALiberty Follow YAL on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yaliberty Visit YAL's Website: https://yaliberty.org Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo
Nov 21, 202033:24
Grace Panetta: Breaking Down President Trump's 'Rigged Election' Voter Fraud Narrative

Grace Panetta: Breaking Down President Trump's 'Rigged Election' Voter Fraud Narrative

Business Insider elections reporter Grace Panetta joins the show to break down President Trump's argument that widespread voter fraud means the 2020 election results were 'rigged' against him. We honestly engage with Republican and conservative concerns one-by-one, explaining why they simply are not true, or, in any case, would not change the outcome of the presidential election. We wrap up the conversation with the eternal debate among Massachusetts natives: Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks? And Grace's hot take on pasta sauce will cause some controversy for sure. Wasn't the Election Actually Pretty Good for Republicans? 1:35 Why the Margin of Victory Was Simply Too Wide to Be Overturned 4:25 How Recounts Really Work & Why They Won't Change Anything This Time 6:38 What About Mass 'Mail-In' Voting? 7:53 What About the Fact That Trump SEEMED to Be Winning on Election Night? 10:50 The Department of Homeland Security's Voter Integrity Results 13:20 Is It True That They've Found DEAD PEOPLE Voting? 15:30 What's to Stop Me From Voting More Than Once? 17:45 How Hard is Voter Impersonation to Actually Pull Off? 19:05 Looking at the Trump Campaign's Election Court Cases 20:55 What About GOP Poll Watchers Being Allegedly Denied Access? 22:20 Why the Left Should Stop Being Totally Dismissive of Voter Fraud As a 'Myth' 24:05 No, Trump's Refusal Isn't a 'Coup' 26:15 Will Voters Believe In the Results of This Election? 27:50 Did Democrats Open That Pandora's Box? 29:05 Grace's Pasta Take 31:00 Dunkin v. Starbucks 31:47 Follow Grace on Twitter: https://twitter.com/grace_panetta Read her election reporting: https://www.businessinsider.com/author/grace-panetta Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Subscribe to the show on iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-boundaries-with-brad-polumbo/id1531229449 Subscribe on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2DKsJYYEQi9aQX2ew1Dm7J
Nov 18, 202033:11
BONUS: Grover Norquist on Election Wins for Tax Cuts, Biden's Agenda, Trump's Record & Carbon Taxes

BONUS: Grover Norquist on Election Wins for Tax Cuts, Biden's Agenda, Trump's Record & Carbon Taxes

In a special bonus episode, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist joins the show to recap the various state-level tax cut referendums that won big on Election Day. From Illinois to Colorado, blue-state voters rejected tax hikes even as they backed Joe Biden in wide margins. What can we take away from these state-level victories for the national debate? So, too, we break down what Biden's tax hikes would mean for the economy. Is it true that he would only raise taxes on "the rich?" What about the Obamacare taxes? And who really bears the burden of corporate tax hikes? Then, we discuss President Trump's strong record on tax cuts and deregulation. To what extent were the benefits undercut by harmful tariffs and "Trade War" fallout? Finally, we analyze the right-of-center debate over a "carbon tax" to address climate change. Is it justifiable from a conservative perspective to address a negative environmental externality? Or are there free-market solutions? Follow Grover on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GroverNorquist. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Like the show? Rate & review us on Apple Podcasts.
Nov 11, 202041:49
Hannah Cox: Election Venting, Previewing Biden-Harris, and the Libertarian Party's Showing

Hannah Cox: Election Venting, Previewing Biden-Harris, and the Libertarian Party's Showing

Friend of the show and libertarian-conservative political commentator Hannah Cox joins the podcast to discuss election week and why she wasn't surprised by all the chaos. Then, we discuss how disastrous economic policy might look like under a Biden-Harris administration, and analyze if they might actually make some decent reforms on immigration or criminal justice. Plus, we break down Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen's disappointing 1% of the vote. Was she the right choice of nominee? What problems did the LP face from the start of this presidential cycle? And what's actually the best way to advance liberty in the political system? We discuss these questions, possible big-name 2024 Libertarian candidates, and more. Follow Hannah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HannahCox7. Follow Hannah on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hannahdaniellecox7. Subscribe to her podcast on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/based-with-hannah-cox/id1535704082. Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIkXil-va_XhfGOEO-gawBA.
Nov 07, 202037:18
Lauren Chen: Identity Politics, Media Bias, Big Tech Censorship & Immigration

Lauren Chen: Identity Politics, Media Bias, Big Tech Censorship & Immigration

Conservative YouTuber and Blaze TV host Lauren Chen joins the show this week. We discuss the disturbing creep of identity politics and far-left radicalism from college campuses to the mainstream media, corporate America, and everyday politics. We also flesh out the left-wing vision of feminism and what an authentic pro-woman worldview would look like. Then we discuss the issue of Big Tech censorship, and debate the best way to handle it: To repeal/revise Section 230 or not? We round out the interview with a nuanced debate over immigration and Lauren offers up a breakfast-related food take that will make you raise an eyebrow. Follow Lauren on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheLaurenChen. Subscribe to Lauren's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLUrVTVTA3PnUFpYvpfMcpg. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Like the show? Make sure you're subscribed and leave us a 5-star rating and review.
Oct 31, 202052:39
Sen. Rand Paul: Voting for Amy Coney Barrett, 2020, Afghanistan & Why Mayo Sucks

Sen. Rand Paul: Voting for Amy Coney Barrett, 2020, Afghanistan & Why Mayo Sucks

Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky joins the show to explain why he's voting for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. We also discuss the growing threat of "court-packing," and what we can expect from a conservative-majority Supreme Court. Then we tackle the Democratic push to add Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. as states, and what it means for the balance of the Senate. We also discuss the 2020 election and how ending the War in Afghanistan and criminal justice reform factor into Senator Paul's support for President Trump. Plus, I ask the senator whether there are any areas, such as trade or immigration, where Biden might actually be better than Trump from the liberty perspective. We round out the conversation with Paul's food take on why mayo is "disgusting" and how he thinks mayo lovers force their tastes on the rest of us. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Follow Senator Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RandPaul. Like the show? Make sure you're subscribed, and leave us a good rating/review on iTunes or Apple Podcasts.
Oct 24, 202030:55
Episode 7: Ilya Shapiro: The Future of the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, Court-Packing and More

Episode 7: Ilya Shapiro: The Future of the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, Court-Packing and More

The Cato Institute's Ilya Shapiro joins the show to discuss his new book, Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America's Highest Court, and the future of the Supreme Court after Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation. He breaks down how the Supreme Court really works and explains what conservative legal theory, "originalism" or "textualism," actually means. We sort through the alarmist claims to examine what a conservative Supreme Court will actually mean for the future of Roe v. Wade, gay marriage, Obamacare, and more. Then, we discuss Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's dangerous flirtation with "court-packing," expanding the Supreme Court to add more liberal judges. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Follow Ilya on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ishapiro. Buy Ilya's book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Supreme-Disorder-Judicial-Nominations-Politics/dp/1684510562/.
Oct 17, 202043:34
Steve Forbes: The COVID-19 Response, Trump's Record, and Why Biden's Economy Would Be An  'Unmitigated Disaster'

Steve Forbes: The COVID-19 Response, Trump's Record, and Why Biden's Economy Would Be An 'Unmitigated Disaster'

Forbes Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes joins the show to offer a free-market perspective on COVID-19 stimulus, the CARES Act, and our government's heavy-handed intervention into the economy. We discuss what went right, what went wrong, and what a free-market alternative could have been. Steve also offers his perspective on the alarming prospect of a Biden presidency, which he warns could be an 'unmitigated disaster' for the economy. We break down Biden's potential policies on issues as varied as taxes, regulation, and the environment. We also discuss President Trump's strong economic policy record, as well as its more controversial weak-spots on issues such as debt and tariffs. Follow Steve on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SteveForbesCEO. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. If you want to support the show, leave us a positive rating and review on iTunes/Apple Podcasts.
Oct 10, 202044:00
Tiana Lowe: How Progressivism is Ruining California, #MeToo, 2020 & more

Tiana Lowe: How Progressivism is Ruining California, #MeToo, 2020 & more

Washington Examiner journalist and conservative commentator Tiana Lowe joins the show to discuss watching her home state of California collapse under the weight of failed progressive economic policies and share her unique perspective on the #MeToo movement that runs against both side's narratives. Are Democrats #MeToo hypocrites? Is President Trump likely guilty of sexual assault? We also break down Tiana's analysis on the 2020 race as a journalist on the economics beat, and discuss what Americans can expect from a Biden or Trump economy. We top off the show with a food take from Tiana that even I agree with—a good sign you might hate it. Growing Up in California 1:00 Why College Dorms Are Bad, Actually 5:03 California's Decline 10:15 How One-Party Rule Killed California's Gig Economy 14:02 The #MeToo Era 21:03 Democrats Are #MeToo Hypocrites 25:10 Evaluating the Rape Accusations Against President Trump 28:20 Is Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Jo Jorgensen A Serious Alternative? 34:00 What to Expect From a Biden Economy if Democrats Win 36:10 Trump 2.0 & the Looming Budget Crisis 38:45 Tiana's Hot Food Takes 44:38 Subscribe to Breaking Boundaries on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-boundaries-with-brad-polumbo/id1531229449 Subscribe to Breaking Boundaries on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2DKsJYYEQi9aQX2ew1Dm7J Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Follow Tiana on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TianaTheFirst.
Oct 03, 202046:01
Blaire White: Growing Up Trans, the LGBT 'Community,' Trump, 'Cuties' & More

Blaire White: Growing Up Trans, the LGBT 'Community,' Trump, 'Cuties' & More

YouTuber and political commentator Blaire White joins the show to discuss what it's like growing up transgender and how she became a conservative Republican. Plus, we break down how the left-wing LGBT "community" treats dissident political voices and discuss the Trump administration's allegedly 'anti-LGBT' policies like its transgender military restrictions. We top it off with a dive into how Blaire started calling out predators like Jessica Yaniv and the disturbing rise of online apologism for quasi-pedophilic multimedia content like Netflix's movie "Cuties." Blaire signs off with a food take that will seriously gross you out. Growing Up Trans 2:58 Trans Isn't A Choice 5:35 Radical Leftist Trans Activists 9:35 Insane Backlash For Speaking Out 15:05 The LGBTQ Media's Hit Jobs 25:55 Calling Out Predators 28:30 Netflix's Gross 'Cuties' Movie Sexualizing Children 30:10 Is The Trump Administration 'Anti-LGBT?' 38:25 Blaire's Grossest Food Take 43:45 Subscribe to Breaking Boundaries on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-boundaries-with-brad-polumbo/id1531229449. Subscribe to Breaking Boundaries on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2DKsJYYEQi9aQX2ew1Dm7J. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Follow Blaire on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MsBlaireWhite. Subscribe to Blaire's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDmCBKaKOtOrEqgsL4-3C8Q.
Sep 26, 202045:07
Glenn Greenwald: Woke Puritanism, the Surveillance State, Pardoning Snowden & More

Glenn Greenwald: Woke Puritanism, the Surveillance State, Pardoning Snowden & More

Pulitzer-prize-winning progressive journalist Glenn Greenwald joins the show to discuss how woke puritanism and identity politics have corrupted the center-left establishment and liberal media. Then, Glenn breaks down the surveillance state and why he thinks President Trump should pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden. To wrap up the episode, Brad and Glenn debate Medicare-for-All and the proper role of government in the economy, discuss how Glenn and his husband ended up with 27 (!!!) dogs, and hear Glenn's most controversial food take. Follow Glenn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald. Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Want to support the show? Make sure you're subscribed on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube, and leave a 5-star review.
Sep 19, 202058:39
How Riots Ravaged Seattle in a Summer of Insurrection

How Riots Ravaged Seattle in a Summer of Insurrection

This summer, rioters and looters ransacked the streets of Seattle with impunity in the wake of George Floyd's death. A group of insurrectionists literally set up an "autonomous zone" ruled by a warlord where multiple people were killed. Seattle radio host Jason Rantz joins the show to break down the summer's events from beginning to end, analyze what it means for Biden and Trump in 2020, and tell us what it's like to be a gay conservative commentator in a leftist "utopia." Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo. Follow Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasonrantz. Want to support the show? Share it with a friend, and make sure you're subscribed on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and YouTube.
Sep 12, 202046:01
Breaking Boundaries: Introducing The Show

Breaking Boundaries: Introducing The Show

On the inaguratory episode of Breaking Boundaries, prolific opinion journalist Brad Polumbo lays out the mission statement for the show. Follow Brad on Twitter at @brad_polumbo.
Sep 09, 202001:08