Episodes

Rightwing Bile for Biles (Ep. 318)

Aug. 2, 2021

This week the MPU gang talks with podcaster Cailet Kovach, host of "The Dead Don't Lie" podcast, as they talk about the rightwing attack campaign against Olympian Simone Biles, Covid booster shots, Scarlett Johansson suing Disney, and Hunter Biden's...

Cleveland, Clapton and Chocolate M&Ms (Ep. 317)

July 26, 2021

This week Greg and Kevin are joined by entrpreneur Linda Norrie as they look at the start of the summer Olympics, the new name for the (old) Cleveland Indians, Covid vaccine mandates on college campuses, and what everyone is binging on for summer...

A Lens Into China (Ep. 316)

July 19, 2021

This week, actor Kenan Heppe talks about his experience as an American living and working in China for the last four years. Other topics include Cuba, living under communism, new sports in the summer Olympics, the controversy over disqualifying...

Billionaires in Space (Ep. 315)

July 12, 2021

This podcast looks at Sir Richard Branson's quick but expensive voyage into space and the United States's long and expensive voyage in Afghanistan. Then we turn our attention to the tenuous situation in Haiti, ranked choice voting in the New York City...

What Does It Mean To Be Patriotic In America (Ep. 314)

July 5, 2021

On this Fourth of July episode, the guys discuss patriotism in America today, then look at justice in America through the lenses of the Cosby verdict and the indictments of Allen Weisselberg and the Trump Organization.

The Empire Air Strikes Back (Ep. 313)

June 28, 2021

Comedian Sue Kolinsky returns to the MPU roundtable to discuss the week in politics and pop culture, including discussions about NFL star Carl Nassib coming out and Britney Spears coming somewhat normal.

Batman in the Bedroom (Ep. 312)

June 21, 2021

This week producer Robyn Rosenfeld returns as the panel discusses Biden's rift with the Catholic Church, Bill Maher's rift with millennials, and Batman's X rated tryst with Catwoman.

Virtual Intimacy (Ep. 311)

June 14, 2021

This week, Kevin and Greg are joined once again by comedian Lily Khuu and first-time guest Eric Robinson, an associate professor of psychology at Baylor University, as the gang discusses everything from critical race theory to the Pentagon Papers to...

Fast & Furious About Taiwan (Ep. 310)

June 7, 2021

In this compilation episode the MPU gang talks about the controversy over Fast & Furious actor John Cena's comments about Taiwan and other news stories knocking around in the zeitgeist.

The One With The Friends Reunion (Ep. 309)

May 31, 2021

Asian-Latina American comedian Lily Khuu joins the round table again for a lively discussion about the Friends reunion TV special and other events in the news this week.

The Disinformation Highway (Ep. 308)

May 24, 2021

This week documentary producer Robyn Rosenfeld joins the gang to discuss misinformation, disinformation, and the global war on science. Other topics include President Obama's talk show hints about UFOs, and Rick Santorum getting fired from CNN.

The Great Unmasking (Ep. 307)

May 17, 2021

This episode introduces comedian Lily Khuu, a queer, multicultural, millennial who is hell-bent on providing more unique and relevant voices to the current pop culture climate. Lily and the guys discuss the latest CDC mask guidance, the wisdom of the...

Elon's Comin' Hide Your Heart Girl (Ep. 306)

May 10, 2021

This week the gang looks at Elon's Musk's turn as the host of SNL, the decision to keep Trump banned from Facebook, and whether the Biden infrastructure bill can be passed in its present form.

First Hundred Days and Years (Ep. 305)

May 3, 2021

This week the MPU hosts are joined by comedian Emily Galati in a wide-ranging conversation that covers life expectancy, the first hundred days of the Biden administration, Elizabeth Warren's new book, and the metamorphosis of the television sitcom.

Do Not Buy His Book! (Ep. 304)

April 19, 2021

This week's episode covers Bernie Madoff's legacy, John Boehner's book tour, and the twin pandemics of covid-19 and mass shootings.

The Whitest Hip Hop Episode Ever (Ep. 303)

April 12, 2021

This week the podcasters look at the week in the news, including the passing of DMX and the legacy of his music, the passing of Prince Phillip, the rights of transgender athletes, and how royalties and publishing rights have changed the music industry.

Bewitched vs. I Dream Of Jeannie (Ep. 302)

April 5, 2021

This week the guys talk about classic TV shows as well as current events involving Matt Gaetz, the Biden infrastructure plan, the MLB all-star game boycott of Georgia, the death of G. Gordon Liddy, and how to kill a man with a pencil. (Ooops!)

Roaring Twenties (Ep. 301)

March 29, 2021

This week the MPU gang looks at Donald Trump's return to the public eye, the sad uptick in mass shootings, Republican attempts at voter suppression, and what it all portends for the 2020s and beyond.