Special Guest ALAN SEAWRIGHT of Zion Politics on the show to add a little LDS doctrine to our political discussion. We break down the Senate Healthcare Bill. Our sponsor this week is Strawberry C! What is it? Who knows, but you'll definitely want it. Alan talks about his experience with medicaid, Jason Chaffetz, and the Republican Convention. We talk about candidates for Utah's 3rd Congressional District: John Curtis, mayor of Provo with high approval rating. Tanner Ainge, possible carpetbagger!? And Curtis Herod... the delegate choice and man with a questionable blogging history.
By day, Danny Drew is seeking the Democratic nomination to run against Senator Orrin Hatch. But we're pretty sure he's really the secret identity of some superhero in the Refugee Justice League.
Kim Bowman returns to the show, this time as a panelist. He takes us through news from the state party conventions over the weekend. We consider the upcoming Republican primary between extreme right winger Chris Herrod and Provo Mayor John Curtis (is he a secret Democrat -- should Democrats become secret Republicans to support him? It's all so confusing!)
Also, call your Senators! There's no way your phone call could be more embarrassing than Dan and Courtney's attempt at improv comedy.
Kim Bowman's love of Star Trek could not be contained to our political format, so he joined us on the POPcast to discuss prospects for the new series. We also consider the bizarre and horrifying nature of the Cars universe. Plus, Dave and Busters is coming to Salt Lake City. Are we wrong to be excited for this?
If you love Clarke, don't listen to this episode.
Darlene McDonald is running to replace Mia Love in Utah's 4th Congressional District. She tells us how she came to Utah from Ohio and went from food stamps to a successful businesswoman. She's both the conservative ideal of the American Dream and proof of liberal arguments that social programs help people climb out of poverty. Plus, she's a fun guest!
We point out that Mormon doctrine says some pretty progressive things about the environment and ask why it doesn't come across in Utah's politics. Plus, Romney Republicans: who are they? Can Democrats win them over? Should they?
Just a reminder to always ask for "extra olives" when ordering pizza at Papa Johns. Listen to the end to find out why...
2016 Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Utah (and Dan's best friend from way back) Kim Bowman joins us to share his thoughts on his campaign and how Democrats can win in Utah.
Our panel asks if John Curtis is a Republican we can support, and whether that dooms him to failure. Plus Mormon Democrats: do they exist? Our guest panelist Kevin Parke claims to be one, and he's a bishop so he can't lie!
We also bring you some new terms to use as you try to comprehend the Trump administration (we just missed "covfefe"). And some promotional material from Greg "The Giant" Gianforte. Don't cross him!