Episodes

The Call Me Mr. Poo (Ep. 332)

Jan. 17, 2022

Kevin, Greg and Ward welcome back podcasterJoe Siart to the roundtable as they discuss Joe Rogan and Glenn Beck taking on the medical experts and how Winnie the Poo ended up back in the public domain...sort of.

Remembering Bob and Sidney (Ep. 331)

Jan. 11, 2022

This week the gang is joined by podcaster Joe Siart as they remember entertainers Bob Saget and Sidney Poitier, discuss the news of the week, and offer their reviews of "Don't Look Up" and "Being The Ricardos."

Scale Back Better (Ep. 330)

Dec. 20, 2021

The gang returns for a pre-Christmas roundtable that brings listeners up to date on some personal matters and then looks at the Covid-19 resurgance, Joe Manchin's knife in the back to Biden's Build Back Better agenda, and a …

Our Verdict on the Verdict (Ep. 329)

Nov. 22, 2021

This week, Kevin, Greg and Ward discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, the passage of the Build Back Better bill in Congress, Kevin McCarthy's political ambitions, and the growing pandemic of surveys wherever you turn.

Cold Gun (Ep. 328)

Nov. 1, 2021

Humor author Andy Wasif joins the panel to discuss his books about the Boston Red Sox, The Alec Baldwin "Rust" set shooting, threatened police walkouts in response to Covid vaccine mandates, the new rightwing "Let's Go Brand…

Unsocial Media (Ep. 327)

Oct. 19, 2021

This episode continues the conversation about Facebook and the pitfalls of social media. Linda Norrie guests.

Facebook Faceoff (Ep. 326)

Oct. 11, 2021

This episode looks at the fallout from the whistleblower testimony about Facebook and Instagram, and the challenges of raising strong young women in a male-dominated society.

The Culture of Comedy (Ep. 325)

Oct. 3, 2021

This episode takes a deep dive into the standup comedy world in a far-reaching interview with entertainment journalist Seth Simons. Topics include the boys club mentality that enables sexual misconduct; employment conditions…

From Condoms to the Constitution (Ep. 324)

Sept. 28, 2021

This week, comedy journalist Seth Simons joins the roundtable as they look at the week in the news, including Matthew McConaughey's potential run for the governorship of Texas, the looming debt ceiling deadline, Rachel Maddo…

Tom Cruise to Ted Lasso (Ep. 323)

Sept. 20, 2021

TV producer and podcaster Sue Kolinsky returns to the roundtable to discuss the Inspiration4 space mission, Covid boosters, the USA-France kerfuffle over submarines, an the latest TikTok craze, Devious Licks.

Season 7 Premier (Ep. 322)

Sept. 7, 2021

The guys return for their seventh season of podcasts with a look at the new Texas abortion law, the Afghanistan pullout, and their predictions for the upcoming California gubenatorial recall election.

A Fairer Assessment of the Afghan Pullout (Ep. 321)

Sept. 2, 2021

In this episode, Kevin methodically deconstructs the true facts of Biden's Afghanistan pullout and shows the blatant lies in the right wing's unfairly critical narrative. Then he takes a dispassionate look at his adopted sta…

Backstage Banter (Ep. 320)

Aug. 16, 2021

In this "backstage" episode, actor Kenan Heppe returns with an after-the-podcast chat that covers aspects of his personal journey, including helping his father battle cancer, his love of piano and classical music, and more o…

Season Finale (Ep. 319)

Aug. 9, 2021

This week, financial pro Suzanne Robinson joins Kevin, Greg and Ward for the final MPU episode of the 2020-2021 season. Topics include the Andrew Cuomo scandal, Covid myths, taxing the bitcoin industry, and the ongoing tensi…

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 D…

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…

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 controvers…

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 …

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 …

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.