ABSURDISTAN!

ABSURDISTAN!

By Adam and Jon
Have your leftist friends become intolerant and dogmatic? Are your righty friends conspiratorial and irrational? Is your president a reality TV star? Have your experiences of global politics manifested in you a cynical perception of reality which induces existential panic and the deconstruction of the fragile framework which supports your conception of meaning and truth? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ve come to the right podcast. Join Adam and Jon as they bring you weekly political news and in-depth reports from Europe, North America, and the World.
Ep. 15: And (Religious) Liberty For All?
Adam and Jon react to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement of a "religious liberty task force", and the accusations of anti-semitism in the UK's Labour Party.
58:39
August 3, 2018
Ep. 14: From Russia With Flub
Adam and Jon discuss this month's developments in the Brexit negotiations, and Jon expresses his frustration with the Trump/Russia hysteria.
59:45
July 27, 2018
Ep. 13 - Fixing Democracy, Part 3: Inflexible Constitutions
In part 3 of the ABSURDISTAN! Summer Series, Adam and Jon examine how constitutions affect democratic institutions, and what reforms could be put in place to allow constitutions to better serve the needs of nations as they change.
44:17
July 20, 2018
Ep. 12 - Fixing Democracy, Part 2: When The People Will Not Rule
In part two of the ABSURDISTAN! Summer Series, Adam and Jon examine the problems with voter participation and education. Are there any viable solutions or alternatives when the people will not rule themselves?
53:59
July 13, 2018
Ep: 11 - Fixing Democracy, Part 1: Of The People, For The People?
In part one of the first ABSURDISTAN! podcast summer series, Adam outline some of the problems plaguing democracies around the world, and discuss some solutions to these problems.
55:30
July 6, 2018
Ep. 10: The SCOTUS With The Mostest
This week, Adam and Jon cover the surprising upset of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over incumbent Joe Crowley, and the United States Supreme Court decision on President Trump's travel ban.
53:58
June 29, 2018
Ep. 9: "A Cesspool Of Political Bias"
Adam and Jon discuss the recent developments in the Spanish Government, and this week's withdrawal of the United States from the UN Human Rights Council.
46:33
June 22, 2018
Ep. 8: Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
In Adam's absence, ABSURDISTAN! welcomes it's first guest host, Chris Gavrielidis. Chris and Jon discuss this week's summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-Un, and the Supreme Court's recent decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
49:49
June 15, 2018
Lo Sentimos
Due to personal events, there is no new episode of ABSURDISTAN! this week. However, Jon previews next week's episode, where ABSURDISTAN! welcomes it's first guest host!
02:07
June 8, 2018
Ep. 7: Pessimistic About Populism
Adam and Jon examine the Toronto elections and the populist campaign of Doug Ford, and discuss what the cancellation of TV show Roseanne tells us about Free Speech.
52:16
June 1, 2018
Ep. 6: Not Another Controversial Topic...
Adam and Jon cover the formation of a new populist government in Italy, and take an in depth look at the context of the Irish abortion referendum.
54:42
May 25, 2018
Ep. 5: Shi'a You Later
Adam and Jon examine the Israeli killing of Palestinian protesters, the outcome and significance of the Iraq elections, and Jon reports on the history and context of DACA.
48:22
May 18, 2018
Ep. 4: Let’s Break A Deal
In their first monthly deep dive, Adam and Jon delve into the Iran Nuclear Deal, examining it's history, context, and effects of President Trump withdrawing from the deal.
1:08:24
May 12, 2018
Ep. 3: Kim's Got Seoul
Adam and Jon discuss new stipulations in the EU budget, the aftermath of the Korean Peninsula Summit, and Adam reports on the complexities of the Irish border in the Brexit negotiations.
47:49
May 4, 2018
Ep. 2: "Grossly Offensive"
Adam and Jon discuss the case of Markus Meechan and the limits of free speech, the recent decision by Finland to stop their Universal Basic Income experiment, and Jon reports on gerrymandering cases before the Supreme Court.
50:59
April 27, 2018
Welcome to ABSURDISTAN!
Have your leftist friends become intolerant and dogmatic? Are your righty friends conspiratorial and irrational? Is your president a reality TV star? Have your experiences of global politics manifested in you a cynical perception of reality which induces existential panic and the deconstruction of the fragile framework which supports your conception of meaning and truth? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ve come to the right podcast. Join Adam and Jon as they bring you weekly political news and in-depth reports from Europe, North America, and the World. Welcome to ABSURDISTAN!, the transatlantic political podcast where normality is absurd.
02:37
April 19, 2018
Ep. 1: Beginnings
In the inaugural episode of ABSURDISTAN!, Adam and Jon discuss Turkey's snap election, the confirmation hearings of Mike Pompeo, and a possible solution to the Catalan Crisis. 
47:06
April 19, 2018
Intro Music
Intro music for ABSURDISTAN! Track: "Run"Artist: Ross BugdenYouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKGLOK2FqmVgVwYferltKQ
02:02
April 16, 2018
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