• 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?
  • April 16, 2020

Trump v. Governors: The Power and Politics of Reopening

Robert and Jean dissect two levels of executive leadership (and lack thereof) and find bipartisan agreement around some of their shared COVID-19 concerns.
  • April 9, 2020

Survivor Corps: The Epicenter of Hope for COVID-19

COVID-19 survivor and Survivor Corps founder Diana Berrent joins Robert and Jean for an informative, hopeful, non”pod”isan conversation about what those who have survived the deadly virus can — and will — do to help the world recovery physically and economically.
  • April 3, 2020

Governors’ Orders, Trump’s Shift, China’s Lies

Co-hosts Robert and Jean weave COVID 19 cultural observations into this week’s discussion of headline news, including: messaging and policy shifts by governors and the White House and revelations about China’s COVID-19 disinformation campaign.
  • March 27, 2020

Cuomo Leads; Congress Does Business Un-Usual

Senior Political Writer for U.S. News & World Report Susan Milligan joins co-hosts Robert and Jean in a discussion about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 leadership and how the rescue/disaster package sausage was made in Congress this week.
  • March 21, 2020

Living Through History

Jean and Robert discuss life under the coronavirus lockdown and what it means both in Americans’ day-to-day lives and what it tells us about politics, including Trump’s 2020 fate.
  • March 14, 2020

Old-Fashioned Values for Democrats; Trump’s Real Opponent

Should Democrats’ messaging take a page from the RFK campaign playbook? This week's guests say “yes.”  Robert and Jean find bipartisan agreement on Trump’s most formidable re-election opponent: the Coronavirus.
  • March 6, 2020

Hearts Beat for Biden; Leadership During a Pandemic

Robert experiences happiness and hope, Jeanie feels patriotic and U.S. News & World Report Senior Political Writer Susan Milligan gives unique perspective from the Democratic primary campaign trail. This week’s episode also ponders: What is the responsibility of national leaders in a pandemic?
  • February 28, 2020

Is it time to panic?

While agreeing that panic is almost never helpful, co-hosts Jean and Robert discuss the important alarm bells around Democratic politics (the twin specters of Bernie and a contested convention) and the coronavirus.
  • February 20, 2020

A Conversation About Conversation; Democrats’ Debate

Robert and Jean interview Keith Allred, the executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, before comparing notes on the Democratic debate in an episode that is replete with agreement about the need for respectful conversation…and for preparation (we’re looking at you, Mike Bloomberg!).