• 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.

  • May 1, 2020

A Guest who Solves Problems; Agreement on Presidential Election Unknowns

Congressman Dusty Johnson (R-SD) joins the show to talk about the COVID-related work of the congressional Problem Solvers Caucus, then co-hosts Robert and Jean delve into the latest news in presidential politics — including the possible implications of third-party candidates…

  • April 23, 2020

Reopening the Economy: Who Decides?

Co-hosts Robert and Jean examine the politics and cultural division surrounding the ongoing reopening debate. What is the role of the president, governors, mayors and individuals? And is everyone doing the best they can?