• July 31, 2020

Woven Together, Torn Apart: The Economics and Politics of COVID

As the virus spreads and the economy continues to decline, Robert and Jean explore that which is inextricably bound together (COVID and the economy) a well as that which seems irreparably torn apart (left and right, the masked and the…

  • July 24, 2020

How to Listen; How [not] to Police

This week’s show features Kevin Wilhelm, author of “How to Talk to the ‘Other Side.’” Kevin, Jean and Robert discuss tactics for productive conversations about the most difficult political issues. Robert and Jean subsequently have no trouble finding agreement on…

  • July 13, 2020

Reed and Gottheimer Talk, Listen and Solve Problems

This episode features the co-chairs of the congressional Problem Solvers Caucus: Democrat Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Republican Tom Reed (NY-23). Their conversation covers how the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus works, what the political ramifications can be for joining this collaborative…

  • June 26, 2020

American Holding Pattern

This week, Robert and Jean discuss the uncomfortable facts around the ongoing pandemic and political and societal gridlock. COVID still holds us, and our economy, hostage; social unrest continues, and Americans and our representatives continue to disagree on what to…

  • June 19, 2020

DACA and SCOTUS Power; Biden’s VP Choices

U.S News & World Report Senior Political Writer Susan Milligan offers her knowledge and perspective on recent Supreme Court decisions as well as on Joe Biden’s possible vice presidential pick, inspiring a lively discussion about the changing role of the…

  • June 11, 2020

A Conversation About Conversations

Team Bipodisan is joined this week by speaker, author and diversity engagement specialist Karith Foster, who sets the stage for a conversation about conversations. The group discusses the benefits of employing humor, courage, empathy and curiosity in difficult discourse.

  • May 29, 2020

Trump’s Twitter Tantrum; Hong Kong Crackdown

Technology journalist Rob Pegoraro joins Jean and Robert this week for a tutorial on the communications statute Trump seeks to tweak. The co-hosts find bipartisan agreement on: the long-overdue need for new federal legislation to regulate social media monoliths; their…

  • May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Spending: Can we Go Too Far?

While sticking to their ideological underpinnings, Robert and Jean engage in an exploratory conversation about COVID-era spending, deficits, debt, inflation and the dollar. The conversation is a little nerdy, but also accessible and even fun.