54 – India, what happened? The 2019 India elections with Arpit Chaturvedi

India, the world’s largest democracy, voted last month in one of history’s largest elections. The results were shocking, as Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party expanded their majority in parliament in a landslide victory.

Arpit Chaturvedi, the CEO and co-founder of Global Policy Insights, breaks down the election on Bills with Luke Scorziell. Chaturvedi and Scorziell discuss the major issues in the election, the role fake news played, and more.

Listen on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. … More 54 – India, what happened? The 2019 India elections with Arpit Chaturvedi

53 – Trump, Trade, and North America with Daniel LaCalle

President Trump is big on tariffs, and trade has been one of the hallmark issues of his administration. In this episode, Daniel LaCalle, world renowned economist, breaks down trade on the North American continent. From Trump’s threat of tariffs on Mexico to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the USMCA, we cover it all. … More 53 – Trump, Trade, and North America with Daniel LaCalle

52 – Journalism around the world with Carrie Budoff Brown the editor of Politico

Carrie Budoff Brown has done it all. She’s covered local city halls, followed Barack Obama on his campaign trail, started a new kind of newsroom in Europe, and more. Now, she’s running Politico’s newsroom in Washington, DC.

Budoff Brown sat down with host Luke Scorziell to discuss how she ended up in political journalism, some of the lessons she’s learned over the years, and more.

Listen now wherever you get your podcasts. … More 52 – Journalism around the world with Carrie Budoff Brown the editor of Politico

51 – The anti-fake news social network with George Sehremelis

“We want to be the social news network that ends fake news.” ~ George Sehremelis, founder of Overlooked

George Sehremelis hates fake news, and he’s determined to stop it with his new website Overlooked.com.

Overlooked, a company of 15 students operating in a basement at the University of Southern California, has developed several algorithms designed to expose political bias and journalistic credibility.

Sehremelis tells us the story behind Overlooked, what’s wrong with Facebook and Twitter, and why he believes fake news is perhaps humanity’s biggest problem. … More 51 – The anti-fake news social network with George Sehremelis

50 – Get smarter, faster with Jim VandeHei of Axios

From breaking historic political news in the ’90s and early ’00s, to starting the country’s preeminent political outlet, POLITICO, Jim VandeHei has established himself as one of the top political journalists and entrepreneurs in the United States. In our conversation, we discuss his unorthodox entry into journalism, what it was like to run POLITICO, and where he sees his newest venture, AXIOS, headed. … More 50 – Get smarter, faster with Jim VandeHei of Axios

49 – Post-Mueller America with Mike Murphy

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusion that President Trump did not collude with Russia has left the United States divided and unsure how to progress.

This episode attempts to answer America’s most pressing questions. I speak with Mike Murphy, a political expert, on America post-Mueller. … More 49 – Post-Mueller America with Mike Murphy

Ep. 48: Escaping the Politics of Opposition with Gentry Collins

In recent political history, the United States has been engulfed in the politics of opposition. Rather than campaigning on their own merits, each party has traditionally pointed out the opposition’s flaws. This episode’s guest, the former political director for the Republican National Committee, Gentry Collins, explains that the 2018 midterms were no different.

In our discussion we delve into how the US can move past the politics of opposition to a more substantive politics. We cover the messages and strategies Republicans and Democrats need to bring into 2020 to ensure their success.

Thank you to to Mike, Julie, and Tiana for becoming $15 per month Patrons! Additionally, thank you to Scott and Michelle for their tremendous $10 per month support! … More Ep. 48: Escaping the Politics of Opposition with Gentry Collins

Ep. 47: 2018 Midterm Recap: What Happened, Republicans? Interview with Luis Alvarado

Republicans are recovering from what was a very successful election for Democrats. Despite winning an additional two seats in the United States Senate, Republicans lost at least 39 seats in the United States House of Representatives and hundreds of seats in state legislatures across the country.

Luis Alvarado is the co-founder of GROW Elect Political Action Committee, where he specializes in getting Latino Republicans elected to municipal offices.

Today he joins us on Bills to discuss what went wrong for Republicans in 2018. Our conversation ranges from Latino voting patterns in national elections to the multiple successful municipal campaigns Luis worked on this year. … More Ep. 47: 2018 Midterm Recap: What Happened, Republicans? Interview with Luis Alvarado

Ep. 46: The Silent Conservatives at the University of Southern California

Luke Scorziell speaks with several conservative students to learn about their experience contributing to classroom discussions. Stay tuned for further reporting on the topic. … More Ep. 46: The Silent Conservatives at the University of Southern California

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…