• November 8, 2019

Congressman John Delaney; the song of Sondland; Elections 2019

Robert and Jean are joined this week by Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney, the former Congressman from Maryland’s 6th district, to talk about what’s wrong with politics today and what a future president could do to make things better. The co-hosts go on to discuss EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s revised impeachment inquiry testimony and the results of this week’s state-level elections.
  • November 4, 2019

Impeachment Vote; Baghdadi Speech; the State of Social Media

The Bipodisan duo talk Trump, impeachment and Baghdadi, quid pro quos and witch hunts. Then they take another look at the power of social media, discussing Twitter's political ad ban and Facebook's dominance.
  • October 25, 2019

Impeachment update; imperial presidency check-in; the alarming power of social media.

From the “lynching” tweet, to William Taylor’s testimony, to Republican’s storming into a secure meeting room — Jean and Robert discuss the nuances of impeachment action on both sides of the aisle before delving into a look at the state of presidential power, then turn a spotlight on the power of Facebook and social media. Robert’s “hopeful” moment wraps the show, and it is worth listening all the way to the poetic end.
  • October 18, 2019

Turkey, Impeachment and President Pence?

Co-hosts Robert and Jean come to several moments of bipartisan agreement this week as they discuss the conflict in Syria and President Trump’s week in word choices. While covering serious topics, these red-and-blue friends also find occasion to laugh about wild conspiracy theories…one of which they may or may not hope is real.
  • October 11, 2019

Trump, the GOP and Impeachment; Turkey and the Kurds

Jean comes to a decision about President Donald Trump; Robert and Jean first discuss Trump, Turkey and the Kurds and then the White House's response to impeachment.
  • October 3, 2019

This Week in Impeachment, Democratic Presidential Politics and the Economy

As impeachment continues to consume Washington and the nation, Jean and Robert discuss ongoing accusations and revelations on both sides. The co-hosts go on to find agreement on things that are unpredictable, including the Democratic presidential race and the American economy.
  • September 28, 2019

The Inquiry to Impeach Trump

No hyperbole. No insults. No shouting. This reasoned and informative conversation about the inquiry to impeach President Trump even contains a few good laughs.
  • September 14, 2019

Democratic Debate, Bolton Out, Imperial Presidency

Co-hosts Jean Card (Republican) and Robert Schlesinger (Democrat) agree that imperial presidencies are un-American as they dissect the biggest moments in politics this week, including the Democratic debate and the White House exit of National Security Advisor John Bolton.
  • September 6, 2019

Trade War, China and Gun Control

Welcome to Bipodisan's exciting relaunch! Co-hosts Jean Card and Robert Schlesinger tackle some of the biggest news of the globe this week, running from trade wars to China to Walmart's announcement that it will stop selling ammunition. Can our industrious interlocutors find any areas of agreement?
  • January 24, 2019

What’s the Next Step?

Steve and Mary Kate bring in two experts (one from the left, one from the right) on the First Step Act, the most significant criminal justice reform legislation to be enacted in decades. Sakira Cook, Senior Counsel for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, explains what the law will actually do and which states are out in front on future reforms. Then Holly Harris, director of the Justice Action Network (once described as having "all the attributes of a Southern belle packing heat,”) describes how a remarkable coalition came together from both sides to get the bill over the finish line. Bonus: Holly’s tips for other groups pushing bipartisan progress on other big issues.