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May 19, 2019
Episode 442: Turn Back Time
Ben and Travis discuss the wave of anti-abortion laws, economic segregation in education and Conrad Black's presidential pardon.  Get any premium Indochino suit for $379 at http://indochino.com with promo code: TOPHAT Visit Policy http://policygenius.com Apero Hour, Bossa Antigua, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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60 min
May 11, 2019
Episode 441: Failing Up
Ben and Travis discuss Trump's finances, the controversial Georgia abortion law and interview Ken Bone on social media negativity bleeding into politics, his experience with becoming a meme and who he's eyeing for 2020. Get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code: Top. Start your 4-week trial at http://stamps.com with promo code: TOPHAT Acid Jazz, Nowhere Land, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
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97 min
May 3, 2019
Episode 440: Back to the Future
Ben and Travis discuss the NRA, the rural broadband initiative and the rising number of seniors with student debt. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Get $100 off the Eero base unit and 2 beacons package at http://eero.com/tophat Deuces, Cold Funk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
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67 min
April 27, 2019
Episode 439: Head of the Snake
Ben and Travis discuss felon voting rights, a pharmaceutical distributor indicted on federal charges related to the opioid crisis and Biden announcing his bid for president. Robinhood is giving listeners a free stock at http://tophat.robinhood.com Protect your online activity TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months free at http://expressvpn.com/tophat Samba Isobel, Carefree, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
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79 min
April 20, 2019
Episode 438: All Gums
Ben and Travis summarize the Mueller report, discuss Trump's veto of a Yemen resolution and the profits state-by-state from marijuana legalization. Get $80 off your first month at http://hellofresh.com/tophat80 and enter promo code: tophat80 Get any premium Indochino suit for $379 at http://indochino.com/tophat Local Forecast-Elevator, Sunshine, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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72 min
April 12, 2019
Episode 437: I'm Rich!
Ben and Travis are joined by Brooke Rogers to discuss Julian Assange's arrest, the "Taxpayer First Act" and an ACLU tarot card case. Download the DoorDash app and use promo code: TOP for $5 off your first order. Surf Shimmy, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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62 min
April 6, 2019
Episode 436: Red Flag
Ben and Travis read your comments on the electoral college and discuss the red flag gun bill. Then Ben is joined by Meaghan Ybos to discuss how law enforcement mishandles sexual assault cases and the misnomer of rape kit "backlogs" Learn more about P.E.R.L. - https://www.enforcerapelaws.org/ Start your 4-week trial at http://stamps.com with promo code: TOPHAT Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Honey Bee, Apero Hour, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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88 min
March 30, 2019
Episode 435: Check Yourself
3 cities, 3 shows, one great guy! Get tickets for the Jason Saenz Benefit Extravaganza: NYC - http://bit.ly/2HKdFts LA - SaenzBenefitLA.com DC - http://bit.ly/2U5HwTN GoFundMe - http://bit.ly/2OxQ93p Ben and Travis discuss the connection between Russian, the NRA and the Republican party, the Christchurch Massacre and Peter Buttigieg's campaign. Robinhood is giving listeners a free stock at http://tophat.robinhood.com Devil May Cry 5 now available on XBOX One. Protect your online activity TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months free at http://expressvpn.com/tophat Acid Jazz, Hitman, Private Eye, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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76 min
March 22, 2019
Episode 434: The Instagram Election
Ben is joined by Travis Irvine to discuss Roger Stone, corporate influence in city and state governments and Travis's experience running for office in Ohio. Get 50% off any premium Indochino suit at http://indochino.com/ with promo code: TOPHAT Samba Isobel, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
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54 min
March 14, 2019
Episode 433: The Nicest Turkey in Town
Ben and Travis discuss the college admission cheating scandal, Paul Manofort's newest indictment and do a deep dive into the private prison system.
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61 min
March 9, 2019
Episode 432: Siding with Outrage
Ben and Travis discuss Ilhan Omar's controversial comments on Israel, Donald Trump's missing high school records and an update to Alex Acosta's Epstein plea deal scandal. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Hep Cats, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
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57 min
March 1, 2019
Episode 431: Nothing Is on the Level
Ben and Travis discuss Michael Cohen's testimony and the North Korean summit and they are then are joined by entrepreneur and 2020 candidate Andrew Yang to discuss health care, universal basic income and a mindset of scarcity in the American people. Start your 4-week trial at http://stamps.com with promo code: TOPHAT Robinhood is giving listeners a free stock at http://tophat.robinhood.com Whiskey on the Mississippi, ZigZag, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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90 min
February 22, 2019
Episode 430: Another Rorschach Test
Ben and Travis update you on Roger Stone, Bernie Sanders and a fake university sting set up by I.C.E. Policygenius. The easy way to compare and buy life insurance at http://policygenius.com Funkorama, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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47 min
February 17, 2019
Episode 429: A Little More Right Than Wrong
Ben and Travis discuss Trump's declaration of a national emergency, child sexual abuse legislation and Amazon withdrawing from planned NYC headquarters.
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57 min
February 6, 2019
Episode 428: A Marathon, Not A Sprint
Ben is joined by Jehmu Greene to discuss the State of the Union address, twin scandals unfolding in Virginia and the continuation of the women's wave. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat If you're interested in resources for women running for political office, check out voterunlead.org. Awesome Call, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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63 min
February 2, 2019
Episode 427: Roger's Time in the Barrel
Ben and Travis discuss "Progressive Prosecutor" Kamala Harris, Roger Stone's indictment and then they are joined by comedian Mohanad Elshieky to discuss his experience of being pulled off a bus and asked to present his papers by immigration officials. Robinhood is giving listeners a free stock at http://tophat.robinhood.com Mining by Moonlight, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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85 min
January 27, 2019
Episode 426: Who Counts, Who Gets Counted?
Ben is joined by filmmaker Astra Taylor ("What is Democracy") and they discuss corporations fueling automation, digital media as the people's platform, and binary choices in American politics.  Start your 4-week trial at http://stamps.com + promo code: TOPHAT https://www.gofundme.com/f/birdluger Casa Bossa Nova, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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51 min
January 16, 2019
Episode 425: Mirrors of our Leadership
This week we discuss Steve King's racist remarks, Trump's AG nominee William Barr and we are joined by attorney Rabia Chaudry (author of "Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth & Justice After Serial" and host of "Undisclosed") to discuss criminal justice reform, privatization of incarceration and immigration law. Batty McFaddin, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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69 min
January 12, 2019
Episode 424: An Impressive Lack of Outrage
We discuss the ongoing consequences of the government shutdown and we are joined by immigration attorney Lance Curtright to discuss unpacking disinformation, "Blame the Immigrant" rhetoric and what the future has in store. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Funkorama, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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66 min
January 4, 2019
Episode 423: Deep in the Bench
We're back from the break to discuss the government shutdown, newly implemented state laws, and issues with the for-profit college system. Robinhood is giving listeners a free stock at http://tophat.robinhood.com Backbay Lounge, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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70 min
December 21, 2018
Episode 422: Dancing Bear
This week we discuss the potential government shutdown, new Russian sanctions and the removal of US troops from Syria. Get a free stock at http://tophat.robinhood.com Get a $500 credit towards your Roofstock marketplace fee at http://roofstock.com/tophat ZigZag, Mining by Moonlight, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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51 min
December 14, 2018
Episode 421: Soft Coup
This week on Top Hat we discuss new blood in the democratic party, Pelosi's meeting with Trump and the power grab by the Wisconsin Republican party. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Start your 4-week trial at http://stamps.com with promo code: tophat Feelin Good, Lobby Time, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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59 min
December 10, 2018
Episode 420: The Poison of Politics
Ben and Travis discuss Attorney General nominee William Barr, updates to the Special Counsel investigation and the connection between Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta with convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
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50 min
November 28, 2018
Episode 419: Post-Truth
Ben and Travis discuss the National Climate Assessment, the use of tear gas at the border and The Proud Boys. Ben is then joined by writer Rachel Monroe to discuss her upcoming book and her profile on Damien Echols in the New York Times. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Get a $500 credit towards your Roofstock marketplace fee this month only at http://roofstock.com/tophat Casa Bossa Nova, Hep Cats, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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68 min
November 16, 2018
Episode 418: Clunky Titanic
Ben recaps the week in news and focuses on the First Step Act, the spat between the medical community and the N.R.A. and is joined by Joe Toscano to discuss his book "Automating Humanity" and they discuss universal basic income and the questions politicians aren't (but should be) asking tech companies.  Start your 4-week trial at http://stamps.com with promo code: tophat Get a free stock at http://tophat.robinhood.com Visit Joe's non-profit DesignGood.tech to learn more about better business practices on the internet.  Backbay Lounge, Nowhere Land, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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57 min
November 10, 2018
Episode 417: Whiplash Week
Ben reports from the road and covers the midterm results, Jeff Sessions' resignation, and delves into the background of Sessions' replacement, Matt Whitaker. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Apero Hour, Local Forecast-Elevator, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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37 min
October 30, 2018
Episode 416: Fuel to the Hate Fire
Ben is joined by Travis Morningstar to discuss pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc, the fall of Gab, and the rise of anti-semitic extremism in the United States and then Ben interviews Dr. Bob Fitrakis (The Strip and Flip Selection of 2016) on the vulnerabilities of voting machines. Thanks to Dr. Bob Fitrakis for joining us! For more information visit http://fitrakis.org
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68 min
October 26, 2018
Episode 415: Bread & Butter
Ben and Marcus discuss the bombing scare, the migrant caravan and Trump's personal cell phone use. Robinhood is giving you a free stock to build your portfolio. Sign up at http://tophat.com/robinhood End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Too Cool, Cold Funk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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76 min
October 19, 2018
Episode 414: Red Meat
Ben and Marcus discuss undocumented workers, the alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi and Ben breaks down the toss-up districts in the House of Representatives elections.  Get free postage, a digital scale, and a 4 week trial at http://stamps.com with promo code: TOPHAT The Show Must Be Go, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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67 min
October 12, 2018
Episode 413: Devil Without a Cause
Ben and Marcus discuss the Washington Post's Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance in Saudi Arabia, Nikki Haley's resignation and Ben gives you a breakdown of the upcoming Senate elections. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Clarifications: Jamal Khashoggi is a resident of the United States, not a citizen. Kanye West and Kid Rock were at the White House to celebrate the signing of "The Music Modernization Act". Hard Boiled, Hep Cats Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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47 min
October 7, 2018
Episode 412: Venom
Ben and Marcus discuss Kavanaugh's successful confirmation, the Trump tax scandal, and the "Grievance Studies" hoax.
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37 min
September 28, 2018
Episode 411: Cards Facing Out
Ben and Marcus discuss Trump's UN press conference, Rod Rosenstein's tumultuous week and Dr. Ford and Brett Kavanaugh's testimonies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Audio courtesy of the Curtis and Cosby show, 77 WABC Radio Lobby Time, Off to Osaka, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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93 min
September 21, 2018
Episode 410: The Vote is Broke
Ben discusses the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh and the vulnerability of voting machines to hacking. Sign up at http://stamps.com/tophat for a 4 week trial with promo code tophat. Bossa Antigua Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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39 min
September 12, 2018
Episode 409: Muck up the Works
Ben is joined by the president of Diligence LLC and former CIA covert operations officer Mike Baker to discuss the NYTimes Op-Ed, lack of nuclear weapons at the North Korean military parade, and the future of cyber warfare. Start protecting your internet experience today with 66% off a 2 year plan by using code “TOPHAT” at http://NordVPN.com/tophat Acid Jazz Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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62 min
September 7, 2018
Episode 408: Lodestar
Ben and Marcus discuss the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, Roy Moore and Michael Cohen's GoFundMe campaigns and guess at who could be behind the anonymous NY Times op-ed "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration". Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Riptide, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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56 min
August 31, 2018
Episode 407: Terrifying and Interesting
Ben and Marcus discuss the passing of John McCain, the Arizona and Florida primaries and Alex Jones. Ben is then joined by journalist Mark Jacobson to discuss his prolific career, the shifting public perception of the FBI & NSA and his book "Pale Horse Rider: William Cooper, the Rise of Conspiracy, and the Fall of Trust in America".
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70 min
August 24, 2018
Episode 406: The Fire is Here
Ben and Marcus discuss the Cohen and Manafort verdicts, the ongoing prison strike and Trump's interview on Fox News. End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Get up to $55 Free postage, a digital scale, and a 4 week trial at http://stamps.com with promo code: tophat Awesome Call, Cold Funk Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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60 min
August 16, 2018
Episode 405: Birds of a Feather
Ben and Marcus discuss the Omarosa tape, John Brennan's rescinded security clearance, and Sacha Baron Cohen's "Who Is America". *Correction: The lethal injection execution with Fentanyl was in Nebraska, not North Carolina Get your first Quip refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Funkorama, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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44 min
August 10, 2018
Episode 404: Turkey of the Day
Ben and Marcus discuss Space Force, the politics of Kanye West and catch you up to speed on the unfolding Manafort Trial.
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63 min
August 3, 2018
Episode 403: Fentanyl Inc.
Ben is joined by writer Ben Westhoff to discuss his upcoming book "Fentanyl Inc.", and the fascinatingly terrifying corporate underbelly of the opioid epidemic End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Get your first order free by visiting http://filtereasy.com and enter code: TOPHAT Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat BossaBossa, Open Those Bright Eyes, ZigZag, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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47 min
July 27, 2018
Episode 402: The Flip is Finished
Ben and super producer Travis Morningstar discuss the Cohen tapes, the proposed impeachment of Rod Rosenstein and the ramifications of Trump's trade policy. Get up to $55 free postage, a digital scale, and a 4 week trial at http://stamps.com and enter promo code: TOPHAT Acid Jazz, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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53 min
July 18, 2018
Episode 401: No Rules in Finland
Ben and Marcus discuss the Helsinki summit between Trump and Putin, alleged NRA affiliated Russian spy Maria Butina and Stormy Daniel's arrest. Hurry to http://stitchfix.com/tophat to get started NOW! Keep all 5 items in your box and you’ll get 25% off your entire purchase! Bossa Antigua, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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42 min
July 12, 2018
Episode 400: American Schadenfreude
For their 400th episode, Ben and Marcus reflect on their past political predictions and catch you up on the news about Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's pardon of the Hammonds and the delays in immigrant family reunification.  Thanks to The Black Tux for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://theblacktux.com/tophat to get $20 off your purchase. Thanks to Casper for supporting our channel.  Save $50 on select mattresses at http://www.casper.com/abe + code: abe. End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Thanks to Quip for sponsoring this episode. Go to http://getquip.com/tophat to get your first refill pack free with a Quip electric toothbrush. Off to Osaka, Hard Boiled, Samba Isobel, ZigZag, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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77 min
July 4, 2018
Episode 399: You Have the Key with Marc Mero
Ben interviews boxing and wrestling legend Marc Mero and they discuss his post-wrestling career as a motivational speaker, the challenges and rewards in connecting with today's youth and the bright futures for the new generation of retired wrestlers.  For more information about Marc's motivational programs, visit https://thinkpoz.org Visit http://FilterEasy.com or call 1-855-910-EASY (3279). Make sure you use offer code TOPHAT to get your first order free. Awesome Call, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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48 min
June 27, 2018
Episode 398: Subtext to the Text
Ben and super producer Travis discuss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's sweeping primary victory, the announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement and recreating "Monsters, Inc." with detained migrant children. End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Thanks to Stamps.com for sponsoring this episode. Start your 4 week trial at http://stamps.com and enter promo code: TOPHAT Beach Bum, ZigZag, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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53 min
June 21, 2018
Episode 397: The Buck's Passed Here
Ben and substitute super producer Mary Kelly discuss the immigrant family separation crisis, Trump's order to halt the practice, and the United States' withdrawal from the UN's Human Rights Council. There’s no reason not to join! Get yours at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tophat Hurry to http://stitchfix.com/tophat to get started NOW! Keep all 5 items in your box and you’ll get 25% off your entire purchase! Thanks to Quip for sponsoring this episode. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Surf Shimmy, Riptide, Private Eye Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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54 min
June 14, 2018
Episode 396: Handsome and Thin
Ben and Marcus recap a very busy week - from Trump's testy visit to the G7 summit, to his meeting with Kim Jong Un, to Jeff Session's immigration policies. Thanks to FilterEasy for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://filtereasy.com and use promo code: TOPHAT Thanks to The Black Tux for sponsoring this episode. Get $20 off your order at http://theblacktux.com/tophat. Local Forecast, In Your Arms Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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54 min
June 7, 2018
Episode 395: Playing in Pettiness
Marcus and Ben discuss the recent primaries across 8 states, in particular California's "jungle primary", the bipartisan First Step bill, and Trump's "Celebration of America". Thanks to Dollar Shave Club for sponsoring this episode. Get the Daily Essentials Starter Set for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tophat Thanks to Software Advice for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://softwareadvice.com/abe to connect with an advisor for free. Surf Shimmy, Whiskey on the Missippi Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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61 min
May 31, 2018
Episode 394: Keep the Nukes, Add the Burgers
Ben is joined by super producer Travis Morningstar to recap this week in news: they talk Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko's staged "death", Trump's recent signing of the "Right to Try" act and the cancelation of "Roseanne".   Hurry to http://stitchfix.com/tophat to get started NOW! Keep all 5 items in your box and you’ll get 25% off your entire purchase! Thanks to Quip for sponsoring this episode. Get a free refill pack with your order at http://getquip.com/tophat Sambo Isobel, Smooth Lovin Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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58 min
May 23, 2018
Episode 393: This Time's Gonna Be Different
Ben & Marcus catch you up on the week's top news stories and discuss the Santa Fe school shooting, Trump's backpedalling of his tough stance on China and the rise of drones. There’s no reason not to join! Get yours at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tophat Go to http://stamps.com click on the Radio Microphone and enter TOPHAT for a 4 week trial. End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to connect with an advisor for free. Hard Boiled, Poppers & Prosecco, Whiskey on the Mississippi Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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67 min
May 15, 2018
Episode 392: Funnel the Money
Ben & Marcus recap the week's news and discuss the comments made about John McCain, Gina Haspel's nomination, Trump's torching of the Iran deal, and more. Thanks to Stamps.com for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://stamps.com and enter promo code: TOPHAT Thanks to The Black Tux for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://theblacktux.com/tophat for $20 off your purchase. Bossa Antigua, Poppers & Prosecco, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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50 min
May 10, 2018
Bonus Episode: Bumpy Road
In this bonus episode Ben takes listener calls and discusses the explosive Giuliani interview, the unfolding Stormy Daniels scandal and asks "who is the future of the democratic party?".
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83 min
May 8, 2018
Bonus Episode: Very Big in Space
Ben is in the Fox News Radio studios to take your calls on Trump's new lawyer Emmet Flood, the ongoing Mueller investigation and Trump's plans for a "Space Force".
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92 min
May 3, 2018
Episode 391: Turn to MAGA
This week Ben catches you up on the latest in the world of politics and speaks with Lawrence B. Jones III (11:57) about Kanye West and how both the right and the left fail to serve the black community, followed by an interview with pro wrestler Sean Waltman (X-Pac) on the male-only "Greatest Royal Rumble" in Saudi Arabia, libertarianism, and more (33:08). Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Surf Shimmy Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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48 min
April 25, 2018
Episode 390: Trump's a Chad
This week Ben & Marcus discuss Mike Pompeo's meeting with Kim Jong Un, the growing incel community and their association with the van attack in Toronto and the debate over raising the minimum wage. Go to http://stamps.com click on the Radio Microphone and enter TOPHAT for a 4 week trial. There’s no reason not to join! Get yours at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tophat Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Surf Shimmy, Whiskey on the Mississippi, Zig Zag Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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51 min
April 18, 2018
Episode 389: Honest Loyalty
Ben & Marcus recap George Stephanopoulos's interview with James Comey, Sean Hannity's connection to Michael Cohen and the ongoing developments in Syria. Thanks to Stitch Fix for sponsoring this episode. Hurry to http://stitchfix.com/tophat to get started NOW! Keep all 5 items in your box and you’ll get 25% off your entire purchase! Thanks to The Black Tux for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://theblacktux.com/tophat for $20 off your purchase. Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Surf Shimmy,Private Eye, Bossa Antigua, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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59 min
April 16, 2018
Bonus Episode: Geriatric Yelling
Ben is in the Fox News Radio studios discussing and taking your calls on Zuckerberg, Syria, Paul Ryan's retirement and more. He is joined by Fox News Correspondant Peter Doocy to discuss the Zuckerberg testimony (35:04), sex worker Nadia White to discuss the repercussions of the SESTA/FOSTA bill (52:51), Mike Baker to talk Syria (1:28:00), Fox News Producer Jake Gibson to discuss Trump's meeting with Rod Rosenstein (1:55:03) and Mark Ryavec to discuss Los Angeles' newest strategy to combat the homelessness epidemic (2:13:30). Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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155 min
April 11, 2018
Episode 388: Dirty Laundry
Ben and Marcus speak with Sarah Lyons (Vice) to discuss her new article "Racists Are Threatening to Take over Paganism" and the rise of occultism on both sides of the aisle and then interview sex worker and activist Sam on the SESTA-FOSTA bill and how it's anticipated to put sex workers in increased danger and the restrictions it puts on free speech. Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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58 min
April 9, 2018
Bonus Episode: Big Beautiful Wall
Ben takes your calls in the Fox News Radio studios and discusses sanctuary cities, the national guard moving to the border, the ongoing Facebook scandal and more. He is joined by Juan Williams to talk immigration and the border wall (18:00) and by Brooke Rogers to discuss her recent article "Hiding Cosmo is no win for #MeToo" (1:27:15). Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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104 min
April 2, 2018
Episode 387: Ally vs Adversary
Ben is joined by Saman Arbabi to discuss Trump's foreign policy and overall global destabilization and interviews Professor Thomas Holbrook on the upcoming midterm elections and how the changing demographics of America are influencing politics. Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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89 min
March 27, 2018
Episode 386: Grain Glitch
Ben & Marcus discuss the Republican tax bill, this past weekend's March for our Lives and the upcoming government census. There’s no reason not to join! Get yours at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tophat Thanks to Mack Weldon for sponsoring this episode. Go to http://mackweldon.com and get 20% off using promo code: TOPHAT. Thanks to Stamps.com for sponsoring this episode. Go to http://stamps.com and use promo code TOPHAT to start your free trial. Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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64 min
March 20, 2018
Bonus Episode: Borked
In this bonus episode Ben is back in the Fox News Radio studio to take listener calls about changing gender norms in the workplace, Trump's opioid plan and he interviews Mike Baker about the nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA director (interview at 1:57:00). Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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192 min
March 20, 2018
Episode 385: Crisis Next Door
Ben & Marcus discuss the ramping up of the war on drugs, the spread of misinformation online and the firing of Andrew McCabe. Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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47 min
March 13, 2018
Episode 384: David Dennison
Ben & Marcus discuss the upcoming meeting with Jong-un, the Florida gun bill, the Stormy Daniels scandal and conclude by reading some listener emails.  Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon; receive 20% off your entire order by going to MackWeldon.com and entering the code "TOPHAT". Feelin Good Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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66 min
March 6, 2018
Episode 383: My Lawyer's Going to Dump Me
Ben & Marcus discuss the steel & aluminum tariffs, a possible NRA-Russian collusion link and Sam Nunberg's bombshell interview. Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: https://goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1
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45 min
February 27, 2018
Episode 382: [Redacted]
Ben & Marcus discuss Paul Manafort, the Democratic memo and Trump's stance on jail time and execution for drug offenses.
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66 min
February 21, 2018
Episode 381: Words, Words, Words
Ben & Marcus discuss the Parkland shooting and the resulting student-driven activist response, the most recent indictments and Russian troll farms; this episode concludes with an interview with Dr. Robert Fitrakis on the Russian indictments and the vulnerability of voting machines.
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58 min
February 14, 2018
Episode 380: Blubber
Ben and Marcus are joined by Molly Knefel to discuss immigration, the CRUMBS act and the state of education. Correction: Fiat Chrysler paid their employees $120 million in bonuses.
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53 min
February 10, 2018
Episode 379: Procrastination for Goodness
Ben and Marcus catch you up on the budget deal, the most recent and briefest government shut down, and the Nunes memo.
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40 min
February 1, 2018
Episode 378: The State of Our Union
Ben and Marcus discuss the State of the Union address, dynasty politics and how much milk Joe Kennedy drinks.
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51 min
January 30, 2018
Episode 377: Bargaining C.H.I.P.
Ben & Marcus discuss the internet echo chamber, the fall out from the government shut down, and discuss the upcoming midterm elections. Then Ben interviews Dr. Jocelyn Elise Crowley on her newest book "Gray Divorce: What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits".
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83 min
January 19, 2018
Episode 376: "Infinite Hope"
Ben & Marcus discuss the criminal justice system, the potential government shutdown, and the current scandals circling the president; this episode concludes with an interview with the wrongfully convicted prison reform activist, author Anthony Graves.
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76 min
January 17, 2018
Episode 375: Jack Of All Trades
This week we're bringing you 2 episodes for the price of 1; Ben's in the Fox News Radio studios talking state and national marijuana laws, Trump's "shithole" comment and he sits down with political commentator and author Kayleigh McEnany to discuss her book "The New American Revolution: The Making of a Populist Movement".
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136 min
January 10, 2018
Episode 374: Gum In The Holes
This week Ben & Marcus discuss legal weed, "Fire & Fury" and reveal the secret behind Trump's hair.
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44 min
December 31, 2017
Episode 373: One Year Down
Ben and Marcus discuss tax and immigration reform, and the Democratic Party's focus on resisting the GOP rather than focusing on governing.
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46 min
December 23, 2017
Episode 372: Conserve the LSD Lands
Ben and guest producer Travis talk Doug the Pug, the highly controversial tax bill, and Utah's Bears Ears. Plus, Ben interviews ufologist Henry Zebrowski about mankind's recent glimpse of alien activity.
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52 min
December 17, 2017
Episode 371: Doug Jones' Victory
Ben and Marcus discuss Doug Jones' victory in Alabama, and the country's loss of the most recent net neutrality battle.
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55 min
December 9, 2017
Episode 370: The Purge 4: Congressional Gropers
Ben and Marcus discuss the latest congressional sex scandals, the recent changes to the Antiquities Act, and the gay cake case.
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51 min
December 4, 2017
Episode 369: Tax Reform 2017
Ben and Marcus discuss the recent tax reform bill, the effectiveness of the Flynn investigation, and the Libyan slave trade.
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71 min
November 25, 2017
Episode 368: Net Neutrality Edition
Ben and Marcus discuss the immensely important issue of net neutrality, the impact of the house tax bill, and the recent spree of individuals faking allegations and evidence against politicians to make them look bad.
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36 min
November 17, 2017
Episode 367: The Tale of Bernie Bernstein
Ben and Marcus are joined by Travis Irvine to discuss the Roy Moore scandal, allegations against Al Franken, and the probability of Donald Trump Jr working with Wikileaks. Plus an interview with Kinky Friedman and Mary Lou Sullivan!
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67 min
November 10, 2017
Episode 366: Bringing Back The Soul
Ben and Marcus discuss the allegations against Roy Moore, blatant misuse of funds donated to the Hillary Clinton campaign, and the financial state of the democratic party.
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24 min
November 3, 2017
Episode 365: Bringing America Together
Bean and Marcus discuss the recent terror attack in New York City, John Kelly's controversial statements about the civil war, and the Mueller investigation.
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49 min
October 25, 2017
Episode 364: Five Star Ratings
Ben and Marcus discuss the hurt feelings caused by Donald Trump’s condolences, the consequences of giving doctors ratings and how it contributes to country’s opioid crisis.
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57 min
October 22, 2017
Episode 363: The Dumpster Fire Chats Part X
Ben recaps the events surrounding the recent Niger attack, the country’s growing opioid epidemic, and the Uranium One deal. Plus interviews with Amanda Warner and Charlie Daniels!
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77 min
October 16, 2017
Episode 362: Aging Faster Than The President
Ben and Marcus recap the recent NFL controversy, Trump’s fake news investigation, and the staggering length of America’s involvement with the Middle East
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55 min
October 7, 2017
Episode 361: Keeping The Hogs At Bay
Ben and Marcus discuss the recent Las Vegas shooting and the ramifications it may have on gun control laws.
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54 min
October 1, 2017
Episode 360: Locker Room Talk
Ben and Marcus discuss the devastation happening in Puerto Rico, the fallacy of trickle down economy, and the recent tax reform. Featuring an interview with Juan Williams!
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65 min
September 24, 2017
Episode 359: Conversations with Rob Reiner and Eboni K Williams
Ben interviews Rob Reiner and Eboni K Williams about their viewpoints on our current political climate.
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38 min
September 21, 2017
Episode 358: Rocket Man
Ben and Marcus recap the political side of the Emmys, discuss the precedent set for Trump's future cabinet members, and how North Korea went about selling Kim Jong Un to the citizens as a great leader.
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40 min
September 15, 2017
Episode 357: Button Downs
Ben and Marcus are joined by Travis Irvine to discuss Ben's victory in the primaries, Trump's war with the GOP, and Steve Bannon's odd fashion choices.
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53 min
September 7, 2017
Episode 356: Papa's In The House
Ben and Marcus discuss Korea amping up their nuclear program, Gorka's dismissal from his position as white house advisor, and get some firsthand insights about Trump's decision to overturn DACA in an interview with their friend and DACA kid, Luis.
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46 min
September 1, 2017
Episode 355: Prison Planet
Ben and Marcus recap the news stemming from Hurricane Harvey, discuss the legacy of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and the return of the Clinton’s 1033 program.
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47 min
August 20, 2017
Episode 354: Keep The Horse
Ben and Marcus discuss Steve Bannon's recent expulsion from the White House, the recent 'Unite the Right' protests in Charlottesville, and the decision to tear down morally questionable historic monuments.
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52 min
August 10, 2017
Episode 353: Greed: The Great Equalizer
Ben and Marcus discuss Trump's stance on the country's opioid crisis, Ben takes caller viewpoints on the subject.
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89 min
August 1, 2017
Episode 352: Thumbs Down, Buddy
Ben and Marcus recap the recent healthcare vote, discuss Trump's ridiculous tweet regarding transgender individuals in the military, and talk about Anthony Scaramucci's removal from the position of Whitehouse Communications Director.
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47 min
July 22, 2017
Episode 351: Orenthal Is Out
Ben and Marcus discuss OJ Simpson's recent parole decision, learn about the death of the Republican health care bill, and read some controversial released emails to Donald Trump Jr. Featuring a bonus interview with Jeffrey Felix, author of 'Guarding The Juice'.
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54 min
July 7, 2017
Episode 350: Daddy Putin
Ben and Marcus discuss the Beachgate, the G20 Summit, the idiocy of the CNN gif coverage, and the anti-immigrant Kate's Law.
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50 min
July 3, 2017
Episode 349: The Dumpster Fire Chats Part IX
Ben reads and responds to listener emails about recent episodes and current events.
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54 min
June 23, 2017
Episode 348: Frogs in The Pressure Cooker
Ben and Marcus discuss the recent Shakespeare in the Park protest, the Alex Jones and Megyn Kelly interview, and what happens when police officers aren't good at their jobs.
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50 min
June 16, 2017
Episode 347: Stretch Armstrong-ing
Ben and Marcus discuss the recent baseball diamond shooting, the way media handles news during a crisis, and political ideology influencing the way Americans live their entire lives.
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62 min
June 10, 2017
Episode 346: Accidentally Transparent
Ben and Marcus are joined by Travis Irvine to discuss Trump's need to continue tweeting, the ongoing investigation into Michael Flynn, and the prevalence of election theft.
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40 min
June 1, 2017
Episode 345: Negative Press Covfefe
Ben and Marcus recap Kathy Griffin's controversial photo shoot, learn that white house leakers aren't actually that easy to get rid of, and discuss Big Pharma's hand recent celeb disasters.
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45 min
May 26, 2017
Episode 344: The 2017 Budget
Ben and Marcus discuss the Trump Administration budget, Sessions' radical prison policies, and the First Family's visit to The Vatican.
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45 min
May 21, 2017
Episode 343: The Dumpster Fire Chats Part VIII
Ben reads and responds to listener emails about recent episodes and current events.
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35 min
May 17, 2017
Episode 342: The Comey Memo
Ben and Marcus cover the breaking Comey Memo story, discuss Trump's search for a new FBI director, and Roger Stone's morals.
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49 min
May 8, 2017
Episode 341: The Dumpster Fire Chats PartVII
Ben reads and responds to listener emails about recent episodes and current events.
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22 min
May 5, 2017
Episode 340: Mildly Nauseous
Ben and Marcus discuss the idea of Wiki Leaks being information porn, the Democrats pushing to limit Trump's use of nuclear weapons, and Trump's relationship with North Korea.
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43 min
April 28, 2017
Episode 339: Ping Pong President
Ben and Marcus discuss the reasons why Rikers Island should be closed, review Trump's attack on sanctuary cities, and respond to listener emails.
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57 min
April 19, 2017
Episode 338: Strategic Patience
Ben and Marcus recap the Donald Trump Tax March, North Korea's failed missile launch, and Alex Jones' child custody battle.
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27 min
April 17, 2017
Episode 337: The Dumpster Fire Chats Part VI
Ben reads and responds to listener emails about recent episodes and current events.
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31 min
April 14, 2017
Episode 336: In Bed With The Goblins
Ben and Marcus discuss the recent bombings in Syria, Alex Jones' relationship with Donald Trump, and the idea of putting illegal immigrants in US prisons.
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43 min
April 7, 2017
Episode 335: The Cultivation of a Nation
Ben and Marcus discuss the necessity of babysitting our National Security Advisor, North Korean and Syrian relationships with the USA, and potential upcoming Supreme Court nominations.
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50 min
April 5, 2017
Episode 334: The Dumpster Fire Chats Part V
Ben reads and responds to listener emails about recent episodes and current events.
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48 min
March 31, 2017
Episode 333: A Country Run By Rich Kids
Ben and Marcus discuss Congress' decision to allow ISPs to sell our internet history, Trump's plan for a wall between the US and Mexico, and the cult-like behavior of the Alt Right.
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47 min
March 23, 2017
Episode 332: The Tippy Top
Ben is joined by Travis Irvine and Travis Morningstar to discuss the investigation into the Trump administration, Roger Stone's assassination claims, and to review the short list of good Trump Administration days.
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42 min
March 16, 2017
Episode 331: Sick of it All
Ben and Marcus discuss Rachel Maddow's reveal of Trump's tax forms, The Republican health care reform bill, and the US prison systems.
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43 min
March 11, 2017
Episode 330: Weeping Angels
Ben breaks down the new travel ban, Trumpcare, and the CIA's Weeping Angel program.
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70 min
March 3, 2017
Episode 329: The War on Media
Ben and Marcus discuss VOICE, Trump's relationship with the media, and the recent Jeff Sessions scandal.
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55 min
February 24, 2017
Episode 328: The Dumpster Fire Chats part IV
Ben reads and responds to listener emails about recent episodes.
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67 min
February 21, 2017
Episode 327: The Muslim Ban
Ben and Marcus are joined by Saman Arbabi to discuss religion and racism associated with Trump's administration, the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, and the recent resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
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52 min
February 16, 2017
Episode 326: A Country of Whiners
Ben and Marcus discuss the disconnect between members of the Trump administration, the START Treaty, and Chris Christie's war on drugs.
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46 min
February 13, 2017
Episode 325: The Dumpster Fire Chats Part III
Ben reads and responds to listener emails about recent episodes.
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86 min
February 10, 2017
Episode 324: We Have The Best Data
Ben and Marcus discuss the Muslim ban, "fake" presidential protestors, and Trump's unwillingness to read things before he signs them.
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42 min
February 7, 2017
Episode 323: The Dumpster Fire Chats Part II
Ben reads and responds to listener emails about recent episodes.
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57 min
February 1, 2017
Episode 322: President Grumpy Gus
Ben and Marcus are joined by Molly Knefel to discuss Trump's Supreme Court Justice nominee choices, the recent women's marches, and Steve Bannon.
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53 min
February 1, 2017
Episode 321: The Dumpster Fire Chats Part I
Ben reads and responds to listener emails about recent episodes.
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36 min
January 24, 2017
Episode 320: Just The Beginning
Travis Irvine joins Ben and Marcus to discuss the recent protests of Trump's inauguration, Trump's cabinet choices, and the impending expiration of DACA.
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63 min
January 19, 2017
Episode 319: Everyone Loves A Parade
Ben and Marcus review Obama's presidential pardons, discuss whether Chelsea Manning as one of his choices, talk Wiki Leaks credibility, and read fan emails about the Affordable Care Act.
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50 min
January 13, 2017
Episode 318: America, The Experiment
Ben and Marcus are joined by The Brighter Side's Ed Larson and Seena Jon to discuss Biden's decision not to run for president, Trump calling CNN 'fake news', and Pee-Pee Gate.
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58 min
January 11, 2017
Episode 317: You're Terminated
Ben and Marcus discuss Meryl Streep's outspokenness against Trump at the Golden Globes, Trump's relationship with the working class of America, and political branding.
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47 min
January 3, 2017
Episode 316: A Conversation With Kmele Foster
Ben and Marcus are joined by Kmele Foster to discuss Libertarian politics, the fake news phenomenon, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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58 min
December 30, 2016
Episode 315: Palestine, Ya Mind?
Ben and Marcus discuss the US's anti-Israel UN resolution, political views and decisions of conservatives who aren't Trump supporters, and gerrymandering problems in North Carolina.
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50 min
December 16, 2016
Episode 314: A Conversation With Mike Baker - Part II
Ben and Marcus interview ex-CIA operative Mike Baker about potential changes Trump may make to the CIA, and the US's relationship with Russia.
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68 min
December 13, 2016
Episode 313: A Conversation with Anthony Atamanuik
Ben and Marcus talk with Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik about meme magic, Trump's mom complex, and hate Anthony has received for being an impersonator.
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95 min
December 9, 2016
Episode 312: Prove Me Wrong
Ben and Marcus discuss Trump's meeting with Al Gore, the Dakota Pipeline resolution, and CNN's contribution to the recent upswing in fake news.
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29 min
December 6, 2016
Episode 311: Loose Fruits
Ben and Marcus discuss the necessity of a Democratic party leadership purge, US international relations, and Trump's latest tweets.
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58 min
November 30, 2016
Episode 310: Xenophobia
Ben and Marcus discuss the dangers and ramifications of the social media echo chamber serving as a primary news source.
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54 min
November 28, 2016
Episode 309: Bay of Pigs
Ben invites to the show professor and Green Party member Robert Fitrakis to talk Jill Stein's recount efforts, Fidel Castro, and the legacies of Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama.
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56 min
November 23, 2016
Episode 308: Dreamers
Ben and Marcus discuss potential nominees for Secretary of State, the pros and cons of political protesting, and interview Louis Lara about being a child of DACA and what immigration reform may mean to people in the DACA program.
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59 min
November 15, 2016
Episode 307: Feeder/Gainer Societies
Ben and Marcus discuss Trump's cabinet choices, the state of the job market, and how best to deal with people who didn't vote the way you did.
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59 min
November 10, 2016
Episode 306: We're Listening
Marcus and Ben recap the election, break down voter demographics, and talk about how the country moves forward. Special thanks to Britain Lee Cramer for letting us use his artwork for this episode!
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58 min
November 8, 2016
Episode 305: A Day and Change Away
With the election only a day away, Ben and Marcus discuss their predictions for the ways swing states will vote, and the issues that might sway the results one way or the other.
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49 min
November 6, 2016
Episode 304: A Conversation With Davram Stiefler and Jason Selvig
Ben talks with Davram Stiefler and Jason Selvig about their documentary 'Undecided', in which they follow candidates across their campaign trails.
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47 min
October 31, 2016
Episode 304: A Meth Man in a Heroin State
With only seven days before the election, Ben and Marcus review the a few of the propositions you may be seeing on your ballots next week.
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67 min
October 26, 2016
Episode 303: Hillary Clinton is Going to Kill Me
Ben and Marcus discuss the most recent Hillary scandal, try to predict the Latino vote in the upcoming election, and debate NYC Air B&B policies.
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52 min
October 20, 2016
Episode 302: A Conversation With Tamim Fares
Ben and Marcus interview Tamim Fares to discuss urban warfare, different ways to help vets returning from combat, and general thoughts on the Afghan and Iraq wars.
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55 min
October 18, 2016
Episode 301: Ken Bone Zone
Ben and Marcus talk Hillary's 'drug use', email dump, and Ben's new favorite person: Ken Bone
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31 min
October 11, 2016
Episode 300: The Bar is Low
Ben and Marcus rehash Trump's recent locker room talk, go over the latest presidential debate, and discuss the reasons why undecided voters may still be undecided.
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53 min
September 29, 2016
Episode 299: Baseball Bat to a Basketball Game
Ben and Marcus recap this week's presidential debate, discuss Hillary's supposed health issues, and Trump's problems with tax returns and treatment of women.
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37 min
September 27, 2016
Episode 298: Reality TV Election
Ben and Marcus discuss the surreal quality of the election, debate how accurate the statements of closeness in the poles are, and why Gary Johnson is the best candidate choice.
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46 min
September 23, 2016
Episode297: A Conversation with Nick Gillespie
Ben is joined by Libertarian journalist Nick Gillespie to discuss the economy's effect on various social movements, NAFTA, and how millenials are effecting the US.
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54 min
September 20, 2016
Episode 296: A Conversation with Jessica Tarlov
Ben is joined by Jessica Tarlov to discuss Hillary Clinton's campaign and chances of making it to presidency.
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45 min
September 14, 2016
Episode 295: Donald Trump: Media Mogul
Travis Irvine joins Ben and Marcus to discuss Hillary's recent health issues, third party options, and how this election differs from past cycles.
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56 min
September 7, 2016
Episode 294: Roasting Cops
Ben and Marcus are joined by The Brighter Side's Ed Larson to discuss gun control, our culture of sensitivity, and the way our country interacts with the police force.
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62 min
September 1, 2016
Episode 293: A Conversation with Dr. Robert Fitrakis
Ben and Marcus talk with Dr. Robert Fitrakis about corrupt political organizations, the downsides of a two party system, voter fraud, and Bernie supporters who have decided to back Jill Stein.
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66 min
August 27, 2016
Episode 292: #activism
Ben and Marcus discuss presidential reactions to major crisis situations, Trump and Hillary's relation to different minority groups, and the recent Epipen debacle.
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48 min
August 18, 2016
Episode 291: Robot Lawyers
Ben and Marcus are joined by Redacted Tonight's John F. O'Donnell to discuss Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, and how national baseline education and salary plans would affect our country.
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64 min
August 11, 2016
Episode 290: The Libertarian Platform
Ben and Marcus dissect the major points of the Libertarian party's 2016 platform.
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65 min
August 5, 2016
Episode 289: The Lesser of Two Evils
Ben and Marcus discuss Donald Trump's opinion on noisy babies, the country's general disapproval of our current two party system, and the merits of voting for a third party candidate.
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40 min
July 29, 2016
Episode 288: The DNC
Ben and Marcus recap the Republican National Convention, explain the differences and similarities between Trump and Hillary's rhetoric, and analyze the remaining Bernie supporters.
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45 min
July 21, 2016
Episode 287: GOP Platform
Ben and Marcus recap the Republican National Convention and explain the tenants of the republican platform.
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57 min
July 12, 2016
Episode 286: Militarized America
Marcus and Ben discuss the Dallas shooting, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and how America needs to come together.
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44 min
July 7, 2016
Episode 285: Old Man Creepy
Ben and Marcus discuss Hilary's freedom from FBI investigation, the slew of hot button issues sociopolitical issues that are about to be brought up in the impending election, and the recent antisemitism happening on Twitter.
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49 min
June 30, 2016
Episode284: Portmanteau
Ben and Marcus discuss the closure of the Benghazi situation, Brexit, the impending robot takeover of humanity, and how it will all affect the 2016 election.
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36 min
June 24, 2016
Episode 283: A Fun Four Years
Ben and Marcus talk Trump's tenuous finances and recent assassination attempt, weigh the pros and cons of Elizabeth Warren as Clinton's potential running mate, and explain Brexit.
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40 min
June 16, 2016
Episode 282: A Rough Week
Ben and Marcus discuss the recent shooting in the Orlando nightclub, the arguably insensitive reactions of US political leaders, and the life of the shooter, Omar Mateen.
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44 min
June 8, 2016
Episode 281: A Conversation with Christopher Hahn
Ben and Marcus are joined by Cristopher Hahn to discuss the California primaries, the Libertarian party's loose policies, and the reasons behind Trump's decision to run for president.
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35 min
June 1, 2016
Episode 280: Pyramid Piles
Ben and Marcus are joined by Libertarian party member Travis Irvine to discuss his recent attendance at the Libertarian National Convention, the idea of the Libertarian party taking votes away from Democrats and Republicans, and the ideals held by party purists. Follow Travis Irvine @TravisIrvineUSA
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59 min
May 25, 2016
Episode 279: First One's Free
Ben and Marcus discuss the many cons of the FDA, the Clinton Foundation scandal, and compare potential future Supreme Court nominees.
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35 min
May 21, 2016
Episode 278: An Interview with Gary Johnson
Ben interviews former Governor of New Mexico and 2016 presidential hopeful, Gary Johnson, to discuss his presidential campaign, his opinions on important hot-button issues, and the methods he uses to make important political decisions. You can check out Gary Johnson at https://garyjohnson2016.com/
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30 min
May 18, 2016
Episode 277: Just A Suggestion
Ben and Marcus speculate about potential Vice President choices, how the Clinton Foundation scandal may hurt Hilary's chances in the election, and discuss negative news articles about each candidate.
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44 min
May 12, 2016
Episode 276: Airport Limbo
Ben recaps the West Virginia primaries, conducts an in-depth analysis of Bernie/Trump supporters, and tells the harrowing tale of his ten hour layover at O'Hare Airport.
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28 min
May 5, 2016
Episode 275: The Truth Mirror
Ben and Marcus recap the Indiana primaries, discuss the ramifications of Cruz and Kasich's decisions to drop out of the election, and talk about how the country reconciles Trumps pop culture icon status with his presidential candidacy
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36 min
April 27, 2016
Episode 274: Wet Hijab Contest
Ben and Marcus are joined by Saman Arbabi to talk about the US' relationship with Saudi Arabia, how it may have affected the 9/11 attacks, and how it continues to affect society today.
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57 min
April 21, 2016
Episode 273: Wooo Lilly
Ben and Marcus rehash the good and bad sides of the New York primaries and speculate about the outcome of a Trump/Hillary election.
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34 min
April 14, 2016
Episode 272: Too Many Soups
Today on Top Hat: Marcus and Ben speculate on why Ted Cruz bought 100 cans of soup the day after he got back from his honeymoon and Hillary's bomb here in New York.
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25 min
April 7, 2016
Episode 271: The Politically Underrepresented Pig Goblin Minority
Ben and Marcus discuss the pros and cons of religious liberty laws, what it would take for Republicans to stop being viewed as bigots, Ted Cruz's sex scandal, and the Panama Papers leak.
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44 min
March 29, 2016
Episode 270: A Conversation with Mark Mckinnon
Ben and Marcus talk to The Circus'' Mark Mckinnon about why Bernie Sanders isn't getting more media coverage, whether the Republicans regret backing Trump as a candidate, and how politicians handle losing campaigns.
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44 min
March 22, 2016
Episode 269: Political Mosh Pits
Ben and Marcus go over more primaries results, discuss recent political protests in Arizona regarding terrible prison conditions, and debate over whether Trump or Crurz is the less awful potential Republican candidate.
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42 min
March 16, 2016
Episode 268: Indefatigable
Ben and Marcus go over the most recent Super Tuesday results, discuss the ramifications of having violence and protests at political rallies, and talk about whether Trump or Hillary would win the election if they win their nominations.
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30 min
March 10, 2016
Episode 267: A Conversation with Mike Baker
Ben and Marcus talk with ex-CIA agent Mike Baker about Obama's drone war, Apple's iphone unlocking controversy, ISIS recruiting methods, and favorite conspiracy theories.
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67 min
March 3, 2016
Episode 266: Fat Cherub Troll Man
Ben and Marcus are joined by Travis Irvine to go over the Super Tuesday results, discuss how social media is affecting voter opinions and candidate support, and to say goodbye to Chris Christie's campaign.
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49 min
February 22, 2016
Episode 265: Not-So-Superdelegates
Ben and Marcus are joined by Nomiki Konst to discuss some of the Democratic party's shadier practices, Jeb Bush's disaster of a presidential campaign, and puzzle over voters who like both Bernie and Trump.
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55 min
February 18, 2016
Episode 264: All Ben's Fault
Ben and Marcus discuss Donald Trump's appeal to the Evangelical community, Hillary's perpetually unclear campaign narrative, and the death of Justice Scalia.
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42 min
February 8, 2016
Episode 263: Nobody Puts Ted Cruz In The Corner
Ben and Marcus discuss Obama's little known drone program, explain Jeb Bush's Right to Rise campaign, and learn about why Ted Cruz's face gives people the heebie jeebies.
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43 min
February 1, 2016
Episode 262: A Lot of Hoo-Ha
Ben and Marcus are joined by Hillary Clinton supporter Jessica Tarlov to talk about the pros and cons of Hillary's campaign, Trump's pull with the Evangelical community, and Bernie's political background compared to those of his opponents.
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63 min
January 27, 2016
Episode 261: Leadbellies For Life
Ben and Marcus are joined by Travis Irvine to discuss the new findings surrounding the Flint Water Crisis, the negative effects of juvenile solitary confinement in federal prison, the upcoming Iowa primaries, and Bernie's potentially unpopular tax plan.
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59 min
January 20, 2016
Episode 260: The Freedom Kids
Ben and Marcus talk about Hillary's position as a democratic candidate compared to her less than democratic views, the unlikely rise of Bernie Sanders, and the Flint Water Crisis.
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68 min
January 13, 2016
Episode 259: #bantheniners
Today on Top Hat: CCR's own Molly Knefel from Page 7 joins Ben and Marcus to talk about the fascism of Donald Trump, the blights of Obama's presidency, and the upcoming Iowa caucus.
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47 min
January 7, 2016
Episode 258: Occupy Oregon
Today on Top Hat: Ben and Marcus are joined by Evan Siegfried of Somm Consulting to discuss President Obama's newest executive order and the similarities and differences between the Oregon militia occupation to the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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55 min
December 22, 2015
Episode 257: Marco Boobio
Ben and Marcus are joined by Ed Larson, Katherine Timpf and Travis Irvine to discuss how 'feminist' is is to support Hillary Clinton, whether his blatant style of speaking works for or against Trump, and the downsides of a two-party political system.
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58 min
December 15, 2015
Episode 256: Make America Just Fine Again
Today on Top Hat: Ben and Marcus discuss the secret ban that the government recently put on four Middle East nations, Supreme Court Justice Scalia's recent affirmative action comments, and the rare good news that is the repeal of No Child Left Behind.
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31 min
December 9, 2015
Episode 255: San Berdoo
Today on Top Hat: Seena Jon of the Brighter Side joins Marcus and Ben for a heated debate on gun control.
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91 min
December 1, 2015
Episode 254: The Man from the TV
Today on Top Hat: Ben and Marcus are joined by Tru TV's Greg Burmeister to talk about Greg's time working on the Apprentice, Trump's Muslim database comment, and Obama's whistleblower incarceration track record.
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53 min
November 24, 2015
Episode 253: I Guess I Voted
Today on Top Hat: Marcus and Ben talk about the protest at Princeton against Woodrow Wilson, the real danger of Trump's campaign that's starting to manifest, and the lizard brain that's getting poked by both.
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51 min
November 17, 2015
Episode 252: The Problem with Saman Arbabi
Today on Top Hat: Saman Arbabi joins Ben and Marcus to talk about where we've been and what's next in the ongoing battle against the nefarious organization known as ISIS.
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55 min
November 12, 2015
Episode 251: Crisis at Ithaca?
Today on Top Hat: Marcus and Ben are joined by CCR volunteer Sonia Sells to talk about the intense free speech battles going on in America's college campuses and why they are, for the most part, huge distractions from the real issues at hand in this country right now.
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40 min
November 4, 2015
Episode 250: Reality TV Wars
Ben is joined by John F O'Donnell to discuss the differences between Russian and American media as it pertains to elections, war, and politics in general.
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66 min
October 29, 2015
Episode 249: Solid Numbers
Travis Irvine joins us to talk about why nobody talks about Hillary's record with women, the odd new offense Melissa Harris-Perry has taken against the phrase 'hard work', and Trump's upcoming SNL hosting gig.
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42 min
October 22, 2015
Episode 248: Feathers in a Farmer's Mouth with Katherine Timpf
Ben and Marcus are joined by Katherine Timpf to discuss the recent Democratic debate, the ramifications of promises made by the candidates, and the involvement of social media in the presidential race.
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56 min
October 13, 2015
Episode 247: A Baby In Heaven with Jeffrey Joseph and Naomi West
It's a twofer today on Top Hat as our first guest, Naomi West, gives us the inside scoop on Ron Paul's New Hampshire campaign and our second, Jeffrey Joseph, talks about Ben Carson and the recent use of a certain slur in conjunction with the presidential candidate.
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66 min
October 6, 2015
Episode 246: Shut Up and Go Swimming with Jimmy Faila
Today on Top Hat: Ben and Marcus are joined by Jimmy Faila to discuss the Oregon shootings and the Internet connection that for some reason no one is talking about.
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57 min
September 29, 2015
Episode 245: Action Journey
Today on Top Hat: Ben and Marcus discuss the hypocrisy of the Global Citizens Festival, how Bernie Sanders is destroying Hillary Clinton on social media, and cheese-like products.
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65 min
September 22, 2015
Episode 244: Between a Rock and a Racist Place
Today on Top Hat: Ben and Marcus discuss the Pope's visit to NYC and friend and Icelander Ragnar Egilsson joins us to give a European perspective on the Republican primaries.
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63 min
September 15, 2015
Episode 243: The Lambeer Twaz
Today on Top Hat: Ben blows up the Trump phenomenon with an interesting new theory about his relation to hip-hop and the possibility of a Biden run gets the full treatment.
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44 min
September 10, 2015
Episode 242: Manbaby
Today on Top Hat: Ben and Marcus discuss Dear Fat People, Hillary Clinton's terrible attempt at rebranding, and the terror that is Huckabee.
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52 min
September 3, 2015
Episode 241: Barney Clinton
In this companion piece to the Last Podcast 9/11 series, Ben and Marcus expand on the wars in the Middle East and why whoever we elect in the next election is going to continue on the same pattern as all the presidencies of the last 20 years.
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27 min
August 25, 2015
Episode 240: Vehicular Manslaughter with Mark Normand
Mark Normand joins us to talk about the Bill Burr controversy, the Fat Jew controversy, and the Trump controversy. Which one, you ask? Tune in to find out.
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61 min
August 18, 2015
Episode 239: The Problem and the Solution
Travis Irvine joins us to talk about the Iowa State Fair, Trump's Batman-like qualities, and what it's been like for Travis to hang out with Roger Stone, one of Trump's up-until-recently top advisers.
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83 min
August 11, 2015
Episode 238: Nixon Tattoo
Today on Top Hat: Katherine Timpf joins us as we cover the aftermath of the Republican debates, the Bernie Sanders/Black Lives Matter controversies, and the eventual entering of Joe Biden.
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54 min
August 5, 2015
Make America Great Again
It's time for Ben to triple down on Team Trump as we approach the first official debate of the 2016 Republican primaries.
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46 min
July 30, 2015
Dip a Chip In It
Today on Top Hat: Ben and Marcus talk about the insanity that is the left turning on Jon Stewart, the recent gotcha journalism involving out of context quotes from Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, and of course Ben’s favorite candidate, Trump.
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47 min
July 22, 2015
Hillary's Cheese with Katherine Timpf
Today on Top Hat: Katherine Timpf joins us to talk about the supposed race problem of Bernie Sanders, Trump's continuing appeal, and Hillary's unlikeability.
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46 min
July 20, 2015
BMW or Bomb with Saman Arbabi
Today on Top Hat: Saman Arbabi joins us to talk about the Iran nuclear deal and why it's actually a pretty solid deal.
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63 min
July 20, 2015
Not the Time For Intelligence
Travis Irvine of The Guardian joins Ben and Marcus to talk about the gun control record of Bernie Sanders, why Donald Trump is running for President, and the extreme challenge that making climate change funny is.
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56 min
July 12, 2015
Episode 225: Not the Time for Intelligence
Travis Irvine of The Guardian joins Ben and Marcus to talk about the gun control record of Bernie Sanders, why Donald Trump is running for President, and the extreme challenge that making climate change funny is.
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56 min
July 12, 2015
Episode 224: To Be Fair
Ben and Marcus talk about the different perspectives the two got on the gay marriage Supreme Court ruling from two different areas of the country and how one week changed everything for a significantly large group of Americans.
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38 min
July 12, 2015
Episode 223: Absolutely Not Ready with Kevin Barnett
Kevin Barnett joins us this week to talk about the Charleston shootings, the Confederate Flag, and how the brain poison of the Internet helps fuel it all.
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54 min
July 12, 2015
Episode 222: Dress for the Job You Want
On a special kinda two-parter recorded on two separate days, Marcus and Ben start the show talking about Rachel Dolezal's antics up to Wednesday and why the story is the definition of a distraction and end it with the discussion up to Monday and why people like to co-opt other cultures.
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47 min
July 12, 2015
Episode 221: Just Look At Him
It's another Republican gay pedophile sex scandal this week as we discuss the allegations levied against former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert concerning his time as a wrestling coach in the seventies.
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54 min
July 12, 2015
Episode 220: Duggarville
Ben and Marcus talk about the implosion of Josh Duggar and all of the Republicans that are forever linked to the now admitted family values advocate turned molester.
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47 min
July 12, 2015
Episode 219: Taking Our Terrorism
On this week's Top Hat we discuss the latest in authority figures killing citizens, this time in the form of corrections officers killing a veteran with PTSD and the Garland, TX Mohammed drawings shooting and how it just might have been allowed to happen by the FBI for their own purposes.
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40 min
May 12, 2015
Episode 218: Sweaty Nixon Debate with Scott Greiper
It's another special live debate as Ben plays both moderator and debater with the president and founder of Viridian Captial and Research, Scott Greiper, about the business practices and economics involving the legalization and legitimizing of the weed business.
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47 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 217- Particle Accelerator Repairman
Today on Top Hat we discuss Hillary Clinton's involvement in the prison industrial complex, the candidacy of Bernie Sanders, and Ralph Nader's new book, Return to Sender.
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50 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 216- Jelly
It's the return of the super panel as Ben and Marcus are joined by Travis Irvine, Katherine Timpf, and Roommate Mike to talk about the Saudi connection to 9/11, why the Republicans have no hope of taking the White House, and the presumptions of Hillary.
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59 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 215- The Sweaty Nixon Debate Series: Men's Rights
On this special Sweaty Nixon edition of Top Hat, Ben welcomes Mel Feit, Founder of the National Center for Men and a staunch advocate for Men's Rights and Jason Stanford, Democratic strategist, formerly of Planned Parenthood and founder of Stanford Campaigns to debate the Men's Rights Movements and whether any of their arguments hold water in 21st century America.
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50 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 214- A Conversation With Loyiso Gola
Loyiso Gola, host of South Africa's number one satirical news show, Late Night News, sits down with Ben and Marcus to talk about the joys of using puppets, modern day South Africa, and hard times growing up in Cape Town.
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60 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 213- Doing Time With Ed Larson
Today on Top Hat: Ed Larson is back in town and he's joined us to talk about his experiences while producing Jeff Ross's upcoming jail special, including how he got to know the lives of the people inside, what exactly is wrong with the incarceration system in America, and what the Brazos County Jail does right.
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52 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 212- Malicious Horseplay
Today on Top Hat: Rae Sanni joins us to talk about Ted Cruz, his speech at Liberty University, and the reprimand policy surrounding the school. Abortion? 80 reprimands.
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54 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 211- Gridlock
Ted Cruz has thrown his hat into the Presidential ring, Netanyahu immediately causes problems for Obama after the Israeli elections, and fairly new congressman Aaron Schock resigns amidst a Downton Abbey themed scandal.
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35 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 210- The Emperor's General With Adam Edelman
Today on Top Hat: New York Daily News writer Adam Edelman joins us to talk about Israel's elections, Clinton fatigue, and the frontrunners for the Republican Presidential nomination.
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56 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 209- Big Unit
Today on Top Hat: Ben and Marcus discuss a recent subway shooting here in NYC, Putin's disappearance, and the Bibi Netanyahu.
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34 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 208- Oofta
Today on Top Hat: it's an email kerfluffle this week as Lindsey Graham admits to never sending an email while Hillary Clinton is discovered to have sent all of hers kinda sorta maybe illegally.
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38 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 207- The Boys Love BJ's
Today on Top Hat: it's time for a cake cutting ceremony as Texas celebrates ten years of banning gay marriage, Scott Walker continues to embarrass himself on the national stage, and the nation's foremost climate change denier brin
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52 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 206- The Problematic With Molly Knefel
Today on Top Hat: Molly Knefel joins us to talk about the politics of the Oscars!
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63 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 205- The Race Ladder With Malachi Nimmons
Today on Top Hat: Malachi Nimmons joins us to talk about who ranks where on America's Race Ladder, a new ruling that may help stop gay conversion therapy, and Obama's big cookie.
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49 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 203- And Lo...
Today on Top Hat: Roommate Mike joins us to talk about Tom Tillis' no wash bathroom remarks and how Michael Jordan's beating of Bill Paxton fits in to the general mood of American politics.
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39 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 202- Sweaty Nixon With Eric Reynolds And Ted Alexandro
Today on Top Hat: it's a live Sweaty Nixon Top Hat as Ben is joined by former NYPD officer Eric Reynolds and stand-up comedian/activist Ted Alexandro on stage at the Creek and the Cave to talk about the recent NYPD work slow down and systemic racism in America today.
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51 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 201- Charlie Hebodo With Joe Garden
Today on Top Hat: former Onion writer and editor Joe Garden joins Ben and Marcus to talk about the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the place of satire in society, and the Onion's 9/11 issue.
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54 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 200- A Good Time For Crime With Rae Sanni
Today on Top Hat: Rae Sanni joins us to talk about the NYPD work stoppage and if its actually a good thing and the latest revelations about GOP Representative Steve Scalise giving a speech to a white supremacist group in 2002.
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67 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 199- Rectal Pasta
Today on Top Hat: Ben and Marcus talk the 2015 spending bill which has once again handed the country over to the rich and the CIA torture memo which reported the forced feeding pureed of pasta into the rectums of POWS.
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51 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 198- A Conversation With Curtis Sliwa And Eric Reynolds
Today on Top Hat: Curtis Sliwa of WABC's top rated show Curtis and Kuby, and Eric Reynolds, the NYPD officer who made the first arrest in the Central Park Five case, join Marcus and Ben to talk about the Eric Garner grand jury, what makes a racist cop, and Curtis' early days as the founder of the Guardian Angels here in the New York City.
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87 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 197- Bad Predictions
Today on Top Hat: Ben and Marcus discuss just how far off they were about their predictions as to what would happen after the non-indictment of Darren Wilson. Way, way off.
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36 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 196- How Neighbor Mabel Died
Today on Top Hat: Marcus explains net neutrality to Ben, and the boys discuss pedophilia charges in the government and the ramp up to the Ferguson verdict.
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46 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 195- World's Dumbest Debate
Today on Top Hat: it's a special live presentation as Ed Larson moderates a debate between Ben Kissel and Travis Irvine in what is simply the world's dumbest debate.
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46 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 194- Everyone Loves Ganesh
Today on Top Hat: Ben and Marcus discuss midterm election results, how the legalization of pot goes hand in hand with the pro-life movement, and the Russian iStatue tear down. Joining us today: Republican roommate Mike Eppes!
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55 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 193- No One Wins With Kevin Barnett
Today on Top Hat: Kevin Barnett joins Ben and Marcus to talk about the controversial catcalling video and how it ties into gentrification and the inevitable cultural clashes that it creates.
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53 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 192- The Feminist Debate With Katherine Timpf And Chloe Angel
Today on Top Hat: It's a special live presentation as Ben Kissel hosts a debate about feminism with Katherine Timpf and Chloe Angel.
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51 min
May 11, 2015
Abe Lincoln's Top Hat Episode 191- The Tombs
Today on Top Hat: Ben relates his recent experience of being arrested and doing time in an NYC jail and discussions are held concerning Louis Gohmert and why the Mexican drug cartels are much, much worse than ISIS.
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57 min
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