Former Mayor Rocky Anderson (the liberal OG of Salt Lake City) visits the Blacksite. We talk about growing up in Logan, the LDS Church, and authenticity in politics, the real Mitt Romney, and impeachment... (just in case).
It is impossible to recap all the news that has happened since May 8 in under a minute, but Dan tries. New information about Sally Yates, Michael Flynn, James Comey. Trump administration officials give statements, only to be immediately contradicted by Trump on Twitter. How republicans are responding to the news. (Some flip the bird to reporters!). How are Utah representatives responding? Also, what activists can do to stay in the game. KEEP CALLING! KEEP SHOWING UP! STAY ACTIVE! (202)225-3121
POPCAST! The special musical theater edition! Dan reviews "Dear Evan Hansen." We talk TONYS! We revisit Sweeney Todd with Johnny Depp. The Flintstones comic continues to be awesome and timely. We also talk about bands who's music we'd love to turn into a musical theater production.
SPECIAL CROSSOVER EPISODE! Special Guest Curtis Haring of Utah Political Capitol podcast discusses what it's like to be blue in a red state and discusses his past campaign work. The Blacksite discusses the passage of the AHCA in the house and debunk liberal misconceptions about the bill (although it's still a terrible bill). The Patron Saint of Double Standards Jason Chaffetz scooted his way back to Washington just to take away healthcare from 24 million people right after his surgery on a pre-existing injury. We discuss advocacy tactics and strategies with Madelena McNeil of Utahns Speak Out.
The Summer movie season kicks off and we discuss some of the most anticipated movies this year including Guardians of the Galaxy: Now with Kurt Russell, The Mummy: now with less Brenden Fraser!, Alien: Covenant - give Ridley Scott another shot, Baywatch: continuing your questionable feelings toward Zac Efron, Pirates : Johnny Depp's Bankruptcy Tour, Wonder Woman: The last hope of a desperate DC Defenders and more!
Kate Kelly visits the Blacksite and gives us her story about growing up Mormon, Ordain Women, and excommunication. The government prevented a shutdown! HOORAY! Apparently the art of the deal is giving in almost immediately. Discussion about the VOX article about the Trump's Kleptocracy. The Activist Agenda covers Utah Women Unite, Women's Democratic Meeting, and the upcoming State Black Women's event!
Dan, Clarke and Ryan discuss Avatar & X-Men sequels. How did we get here, really?Dan and Clarke talk the recent PR troubles at Marvel Comics in Comix Corner. 1987 is our Time Capsule with the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series. Lastly, in the Roundtable, we discuss media that we like better than the critical darlings.