Episode 80: Michigan Republicans Shill For Fascism in Grand Rapids

Here’s Episode 80 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Pat’s got a lot to say this week, and that’s why it’s a solo show. Pat takes the Michigan Republicans to task, and the handful of right-wing Michigan sheriffs, who stood on stage with Donald Trump this week in Grand Rapids. Trump showed-up in our state to…

Episode 77: TikTok, MAGA Violence, & Right Wing Cognitive Dissonance

Here’s Episode 77 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Vote on this week’s Left of Lansing Online Poll via Twitter or X: Does Social Media help or hurt the political process? On this week’s show, Pat talks about how Alabama Republican Senator Katie Britt’s ridiculous and disturbing State of the Union response showed how the White Christian Nationalist…

Episode 76: The History of White Christian Nationalism w/ Dr. Sara Moslener

It’s episode 76 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Lots of material in this week’s episode, including Pat’s examination of new Michigan GOP chair Pete Hoekstra’s record as a former congressman, ambassador, Tea Party founder, Trump-backer, and lobbyist. Sure, Pete Hoekstra doesn’t believe in demonic possession unlike his predecessor (at least, he hasn’t publicly said he…

Episode 75: Polluter Pay 2.0 w/ Sean McBrearty of Clean Water Action Michigan

Here’s the 75th episode of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast. We’ve covered the ways Michigan Democrats are protecting the state’s environment, and building a cleaner and more affordable energy future for both our environment and economy. Democrats also repealed the “No stricter than federal” law, which Republicans passed in 2018 that prevented the state from enacting…

Episode 72: Michigan’s New Gun Safety Laws w/ Dr. April Zeoli

Here’s episode 72 of Michigan’s Premier Progressive Podcast! In my opening segment this week, I talk about the appalling and Islamophobic Wall Street Journal column declaring Dearborn, MI as the “America’s Jihad Capital.” Islamophobia within the right wing world never left, and it’s putting lives in danger. I then cover some of the many new laws scheduled…

Episode 71: Interview w/ Susan Demas of Michigan Advance

Here’s episode 71 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Please vote on this week’s LoL Twitter Poll: What is the biggest winning issue for Michigan Democrats heading into the November election? If you have others, leave them in replies Susan Demas, Editor-in-Chief of Michigan Advance, joins Pat this week. Michigan Advance is a progressive, nonprofit news site dedicated to…

Episode 67: Kasey Helton and the Michigan “Dirt Road Democrats”

Here’s the 67th, and the final episode for 2023, on Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Livingston County progressive activist Kasey Helton returns to the podcast this week as we discuss how “dirt road” Democrats are trying to move the political needle towards the progressive side in rural Michigan. And we’ve seen some of that hard work…

Episode 66: Pushing The Overton Window w/ Democratic State Rep. Emily Dievendorf

It’s Episode 66 of Michigan’s Premier Progressive Podcast! This week, I can’t hold back my disdain for the Michigan Public Service Commission’s decision to green-light an expensive, and short-sighted, tunnel project for the stretch of the 70-year old Line 5 oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. Despite studies showing why the pipeline must stop…

Episode 62: MAGA Keeps Losing On Abortion Rights, and My Defense of Rashida Tlaib

It’s episode 62 of Michigan’s Premier Progressive Podcast! MAGA Republicans suffered another beatdown at the polls this past Election Day, and once again, abortion rights proved to be the key reason. Abortion rights scored a major victory in Ohio, and played a major role in Democrats retaining the Virginia state legislature. Yet, MAGA is doubling-down…