I ignored 424 push notifications last week, here’s what I learned…

For the last week, I’ve paid much closer attention to my phone usage. In fact, last weekend I charted every time I used my phone for one 24-hour period. I found that instead of reading long-form stories, I was relying on the nearly 61 news notifications I received per day to inform me. The caveat being that I wasn’t even reading the notifications. … More I ignored 424 push notifications last week, here’s what I learned…

Ep. 44: A Message from Generation Z: Luke Scorziell on the Jen and Don Show on AM 590 The Answer

Luke Scorziell is interviewed for the Jen and Don Show on AM 590 The Answer. Luke addresses the political divide on our college campuses and in our country at large. He speaks on the importance of keeping an open mind and of the marketplace of ideas. Additionally, the trio discusses whether political opponents can actually get along. Stay tuned, and remember to think critically.

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Ep. 43: The Trump Tariffs with Daniel LaCalle

One of President Trump’s biggest campaign promises was to level the playing field regarding the US and its trading partners. Now, over 500 days into the Trump Presidency, the United States has pulled out of the Trans Pacific Partnership, begun renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, and levied tariffs on multiple countries, including China. 

Economist Daniel LaCalle, author of Escape from the Central Bank Trap, discusses what Trump’s new tariffs on China, Mexico, Canada, and the European Union mean for the world economy. Are we in a trade war?

Stay tuned for a direct, uncensored interview.

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Ep. 42: 115 Deaths a Day: The American Opioid Epidemic with Andrew Kessler

The United States is being ravaged by an opioid epidemic. Every day in the United States, 115 living, breathing people die due to opioid overdose. The toll of these drugs is staggering.

Our guest today is Andrew Kessler. He is the founder of Slingshot Solutions, a firm working to implement policy to put an end to opioid abuse and misuse. We learn where the drugs are coming from, where they’re going, who they’re hurting, and how we can protect our communities from devastation. 

Stay tuned for a direct, uncensored interview.

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Ep. 41: A Perpetual Israeli-Palestinian Dispute with Clifford D. May

Clifford D. May, the president and founder of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and I go in-depth on the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. He details its complex history and how exactly we got here today. Additionally, Cliff discusses the impact of the UN Relief and Works Agency on Palestinian Refugees. 

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Ep. 45: Brexit: Two Years Out with Member of Parliament Tom Brake

Just over two years ago, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Now the Conservative government is working fervently towards a deal, due March 2019, with the EU. In this episode, Member of Parliament Tom Brake joins the show to discuss Brexit.

Brake, the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Exiting the European Union, is ardently against Brexit. In this interview we learn why he staunchly opposes it and what he thinks of the Leave Campaign’s arguments for Brexit.

Stay tuned for a direct, uncensored interview.

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Ep. 40: A “Culture of Death,” Rupert Darwall on Britain’s National Health Service

“Essentially, the clinicians [at Gosport Hospital] were running an involuntary euthanasia board.” ~ Rupert Darwall

Britain’s esteemed National Health Service has been hit with another scandal: 650 patients unlawfully killed, according to an independent report by The Gosport Independent Panel. Rupert Darwall, multipublished author and contributor to the Wall Street Journal, goes in-depth into what went wrong. We discuss his haunting piece for the WSJ, “Reform the NHS Before It Kills Again.” 

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode.

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Ep: 39: A Movement for Liberty with Brian Nichols

2016 changed how the world viewed politics. This change gave prominence to the libertarian, limited-government ideology. Brian Nichols is an adamant supporter of libertarianism and the philosophy of “Don’t hurt people. Don’t take people’s stuff.” We sort through the Republican Party’s flaws, the dangers of big government, and the importance of personal responsibility.

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode. Stay tuned until the last few minutes for our Patron Mailbag!

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Ep. 38: A World of Wonder with Jordan A. Brown

The world is full of stories waiting to be told. As we’ve seen on this podcast, long-form audio is one of the best ways to tell those stories. Today’s guest Jordan A. Brown has made the most of podcasting. He’s interviewed over a dozen people and isn’t stopping any time soon. Jordan describes starting his own podcast and where that journey has taken him. Additionally, we discuss the lack of community in our country and what some remedies might be.

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode.

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Ep. 37: Conflict in the Middle East with Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch

The Middle East is one of the most turbulent regions in the world. Conflicts throughout countries in the region create rampant human rights abuses. In this episode, we are joined by Sarah Leah Whitson, the executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division. We discuss in-depth the a few of the most problematic conflicts in the Middle East. From the Israel-Palestine disputes to the seemingly never ending war in Yemen we sort through it all. Additionally, Sarah describes the intense problems identity politics has caused throughout the Middle East.

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode.

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