Episodes

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.

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 get…

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 g…

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 o…

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…

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…

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.

Episode 300!!!

March 22, 2021

The MPU gang celebrates their 300th episode with some memories from the past, then look at the issues of the week, including violence against Asian Americans, the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border, staffers fired …

Everybody Loves Covid (Ep. 299)

March 15, 2021

This week's podcast marks the one year anniversary of the Covid crisis and lockdowns. The gang also looks at President Biden's approval ratings, the competition for college admissions in the post-Covid era, the GOP's assault…

Dr. Seuss Abuse (Ep. 298)

March 8, 2021

This week's podcast covers the Dr. Seuss kerfuffle, whether Andrew Cuomo should resign or not, the good and the bad in the Covid-19 Relief package, mask burning rallies in Idaho, the hosts' stories of trying to get their Cov…