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Episode #16: Ben Shapiro, Adam Carolla, Dennis Prager, and more!

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Uncovering and broadcasting unreported stories, uncorking adult beverages, sharing recipes, and solving your problems. Hosts Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer.
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Uncovering and broadcasting unreported stories, uncorking adult beverages, sharing recipes, and solving your problems. Hosts Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer.

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Episode #20: SPECIAL | Our New Project With Adam Baldwin & Russia Collusion Talk with Mollie Hemingway
The Unreported Story Society is launching a new project to help expose the truth behind the fake Russian Collusion narrative that was concocted by DOJ and FBI operatives to take down President Trump.   We discuss this incredibly exciting new project in a SPECIAL “Russia Collusion Hoax” episode of The Ann & Phelim Scoop with Mollie Hemingway.   Mollie is an incredibly brilliant writer and journalist and she is a senior editor at The Federalist.  She’s one of the few true “experts” left in Washington, D.C. With Mollie we discuss the Kavanaugh hearings, the Russia Collusion Hoax, her new book Justice On Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation & The Future Of The Supreme Court, and our latest exciting project . . .  On Monday, December 9th, the Inspector General will release a report that evaluates how operatives like Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, and James Comey may have violated government protocols to launch a fake investigation into the president.  The report will give an inside look into the ‘Deep State’ and the allegations of spying. Please sign up at to get the first episode as soon as it comes out!  You won't want to miss this!  
December 6, 2019
Episode #19: Daily Beast Calls Lisa Page Is A "Victim" Of Trump & The "MAGA Meat Grinder"
We discuss the latest in the “FBI Lovebirds” saga. Just this week, The Daily Beast published a glowing interview with disgraced FBI attorney Lisa Page in which she played the “victim-card” and claimed she is not guilty of any wrongdoing at all. The mainstream media was more than happy to spread this falsehood and repeat the lie that the Investigator General’s report “cleared” Page and Peter Strzok of any wrongdoing. On this week’s podcast, we tell you the real story. And nobody knows the story better than us. We are the only people who have actually read all the texts between her and her lover Peter Strzok while preparing for FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers. Also, we bring you a crazy story in the Los Angeles Times that shows how much damage powerful West Coast unions can have on job creation and employment. It’s an absurd tale and we give you every single detail.  We have some incredible projects and interviews coming up and we need your help! We’re grateful to all of you who have supported us so far and are so happy to be able to bring you The Ann & Phelim Scoop each week. 
December 4, 2019
Episode #18: Dennis Prager on the Thanksgiving Special!
We’re very excited to be joined by the wonderful Dennis Prager for a very special Thanksgiving themed episode. Dennis discusses his Thanksgiving traditions and the importance of practicing gratitude year-round. Listen to find out why he believes gratitude is the key to happiness. Also, we talk about Dennis’ experiences living in the Soviet Union as a young man and what it taught him about the importance of freedom. He also shares with us how PragerU developed and the impact it has had on young people worldwide. We also hear how he first went to a sleep-away camp for eight weeks at age five where he experienced some of its rather unusual “monitoring” activities. We also remember how we first met Dennis when he interviewed us about our documentary FrackNation and how we became instant friends. We thank him for his constant support for all our projects from our verbatim play Ferguson to the movie and book Gosnell. Also, Dennis shares some pieces of wisdom from his books, lectures, and videos on topics like gratitude, happiness, and freedom. We wrap up the episode hearing about Dennis’ issues with home cooking and his eternal love of music. We hope you and your family and friends have a safe and happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! Stay tuned for next week’s episode of the Scoop. Thanks for tuning in!
November 27, 2019
Episode #17: David Daleiden | The Man Who Exposed Planned Parenthood
We have an exclusive interview with a very special guest: David Daleiden! Over the last several weeks, we’ve kept you updated on David’s court battle with Planned Parenthood in San Francisco. In a chilling attack on journalism, the judge presiding over the case ordered David and his team to pay nearly $2 million!  David tells us what has motivated him to expose the truth and why he will keep fighting. We also cover the latest from the impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill. Over the last several days, Democrats have continued to reveal that these proceedings are nothing more than a circus - a very boring circus. Also, we discuss the latest news out of “Crazy California,” where the Trump administration intends to crack down on the state’s homelessness epidemic and how the Nextdoor App seems to have Trump Derangement Syndrome on the issue. Finally, we wrap up by sharing the best way to make Irish Coffee -- if you haven’t tried it yet, you won’t want to miss this! Stay tuned for next week’s episode of the Scoop. Thanks for tuning in!
November 20, 2019
Episode #16: Ben Shapiro, Adam Carolla, Dennis Prager, and more!
We’re joined by Jan Jekielek of The Epoch Times, a publication that has long covered independent journalism. Their coverage of FBI Lovebirds: UnderCovers and Gosnell is must-read commentary. On the podcast, Jan discusses the long history of The Epoch Times as well as a recent attempt by NBC to smear the publication. We also briefly discuss Michael Bloomberg’s (likely doomed) entrance into the Democratic presidential race. Earlier this week, we attended the Los Angeles premiere of Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager’s film, No Safe Spaces. We discuss the importance of the film as well as the latest craziness from college campuses. Finally, our red carpet interviews are MUST WATCH. Tune in to hear commentary from Dennis Prager, Ben Shapiro, and more! Enjoy!
November 13, 2019
Episode #15: The Epstein Coverup, David Daleiden v. Planned Parenthood, the Exxon “Climate Trial,” and MORE!
We battle Scaredy Cat and Top Cat at their most energetic to discuss the Epstein/ABC  “coverup,” David Daleiden’s ongoing court battle against Planned Parenthood, the Exxon “Climate Trial,” and much more. Scaredy and Top obviously missed us and wanted to make up for us being in Ireland/UK for two weeks. In the podcast we update you on our time in the UK and how Brexit never happened and why Boris Johnson is turning out to be a  disappointment to many. We have the latest update from David Daleiden vs Planned Parenthood trial in San Francisco. In court, David revealed why he is proud of the work he did with the Center for Medical Progress’ undercover investigation. Tune in to hear our full discussion on his response. Also, on Tuesday, Project Veritas released yet another bombshell video. Their video exposes how ABC refused to cover the Jeffrey Epstein story despite having interviewed his victims. According to ABC anchor Amy Robach, it was pressure from the Clinton’s and the British Royal family which stopped the allegations from being broadcast. On the podcast, Phelim also reveals EXCLUSIVE video from the so-called ExxonMobile “Climate Trial.” Environmental activists proclaim that Exxon knew they were “destroying the planet” but chose to continue in the pursuit of profit. In actuality, this isn’t much of a “climate trial” at all - it’s a nothingburger. We discuss at length.
November 6, 2019
Episode #14: The Brexit Special - The Destruction Of Democracy
This week’s episode comes to you from across the pond! In London, we’re joined by a fabulous panel of guests to discuss the latest with Brexit and the Establishment’s attempts to kill it. If you’re unfamiliar with Brexit and the negotiations that have happened over the past three years, what you’ll find so remarkable is the similarities between the Establishment in Britain and in America. In America, the Establishment has been trying to undermine President Trump since he was elected.  They call Trump supporters, “ignorant” and “racist.”  In Britain, the Establishment elite meets Brexit supporters with the same name calling and nastiness.  Both groups deny the results of two perfectly legitimate elections and our guests explain how that mindset is incredibly dangerous to the future of democracy. The “Brexit” panel includes three fantastic guests  including Member of European Parliament and Director of The Academy of Ideas Claire Fox, Breitbart’s James Delingpole, and Irish writer John Waters. We also cover “Brexit Derangement Syndrome” and the Establishment’s dangerous attempts to stall the British exit from the European Union. We compare the European “Brexit backlash” and the reaction of the American political class (The Swamp) to Donald Trump’s election in 2016.  If you’re new to Brexit or an expert on the issue -- this is a great and lively conversation for all to enjoy.
October 30, 2019
Episode #13: The Daily Wire's Elisha Krauss On School Choice, Trump & More!
We're joined by the wonderful Elisha Krauss of The Daily Wire. We discuss parental rights, school choice, Trump, and the future of Roe v. Wade. Phelim also provides an update about his trip to report on the David Daleiden case in San Francisco. Ann shares a brief recap of her speech at Oklahoma State University and we discuss the increasingly leftward tilt of college campuses around the country. 
October 23, 2019
Episode #12: Kidnapped by Climate Radicals!
Phelim has been in San Francisco covering David Daleiden’s court battle against Planned Parenthood and Phelim also interviewed (or attempted to interview) two Planned Parenthood executives in San Francisco. On the podcast, we share the exclusive videos of both interactions and their reactions to Phelim’s tough questions. Additionally, Ann discusses her recent speech at Oklahoma State University, sponsored by Young America’s Foundation. In the days leading up to the event, OSU students vandalized all the posters advertising the lectures. Watch the latest episode to find out how the event turned out! And this week, Phelim looks back at a frightening encounter he and Magda had with protesters at Standing Rock. At one point, these climate radicals barricade them in their car!  You have to hear this incredible story.
October 16, 2019
Episode #11: Kristy Swanson, FBI Lovebirds, Planned Parenthood’s Case Against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, San Francisco's Homeslessness, and More!
We are joined by Kristy Swanson!  Kristy is the incredible actress who played Lisa Page in Phelim's play FBI Lovebirds which was released on YouTube this Monday.  You may know Kristy from her roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer,  Pretty In Pink, Big Daddy, Psych, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  In the past few years, Kristy has been one of the most outspoken conservatives and Trump supporters in Hollywood.  She discuses this experience with Ann & Phelim as well as what it was like to star in FBI Lovebirds live with Dean Cain.  We also discuss the latest in David Daleiden’s court battle against Planned Parenthood and why the case really is about abortion, even thought the mainstream media and the court would have you believe otherwise. Have you heard about Samuel Little? Some in the media argue that he’s the “most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.” We beg to disagree - abortionist Kermit Gosnell takes the top prize.
October 9, 2019
FBI Lovebirds: How Two FBI Operatives Tried To Take Down Donald Trump; Starring Dean Cain & Kristy Swanson
Politico called it, "The Hamilton" for the "MAGA Crowd." Vice News called it "dangerous!"  Starring Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson as Peter Strzok and Lisa Page and written by Phelim McAleer, FBI Lovebirds takes a hilarious spin on the shocking text messages the captivated the country. The play exposes how two reckless FBI agents tried to destroy President Trump's campaign by pushing the false Russia Collusion narrative.  Using exact text and words from Page and Stzork -- the play highlights the reckless and calculated behavior behind two of Trump's enemies.   Can you believe that the FBI agent who started the Trump-Russia investigation wrote in a hate-filled text that he walked into a Walmart in Southern Virginia and could, “smell the Trump supporters?” Can you also believe Strzok said it was time to start the Russia investigation/hoax as an “insurance policy” in case Trump won the election?  Believe it -- because it's all true!  Dean Cain: “This is me playing Peter Strzok as written by Peter Strzok.  So often, truth is stranger than fiction, and this “truth” is Peter, in his own words.” Please enjoy this special bonus episode of The Ann & Phelim Scoop.  If you'd like to watch the play in full, you can do so at 
October 8, 2019
Episode #10: Planned Parenthood’s Secret Weapon, LAPD’s Investigation About Breitbart, And More!
We discuss the latest top news stories including Planned Parenthood’s “secret weapon” in Hollywood, a devastating report from the New York Times, and yet another “hate crime hoax.” We also return to the topic of 16-year-old “activist” Greta Thurnberg and her recent meeting with Arnold Schwarzenegger. More climate change hypocrisy? You bet. Additionally, we covered the latest news from “Crazy California.” It seems the LAPD has found time to launch an investigation into how  a recruitment ad that appeared on Breitbart yet has still done little to address the state’s “homeless crisis.”
October 2, 2019
Episode #9: Mark Steyn, Trump Derangement Syndrome, Brexit & More!
We are joined by the incredible author and commentator Mark Steyn! Our dear friend Mark invited us on the second annual Mark Steyn Cruise earlier this month, which made its way from Vancouver to Alaska. It was a wonderful experience. While on the ship, we filmed a very special live podcast episode that we’re excited to share with you. We met Mark “virtually” in February 2007 when he wrote kindly about our documentary Mine Your Own Business in the Orange County Register. We finally met in person in Washington, D.C. a few years later and we share the hilarious story of our first meeting on this week’s podcast episode. Mark also discussed his frequent appearances and commentary on the Rush Limbaugh Show and his gave his opinions on American politics, including his suggestion that we never become “emotionally invested” in politicians. On episode #8, we also discussed the latest Brexit and UK news and Mark shared his thoughts on the newest British Prime Minister and his former colleague on the Spectator magazine, Boris Johnson. We learn the very interesting reason Boris was late for one of the very famous and very boozy Spectator lunches. We covered “Brexit Derangement Syndrome” and how it compares to “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” Mark also talked about what he finds most “refreshing” about President Donald Trump.
September 25, 2019
Episode #8: Duck Dynasty's Alan & Lisa Robertson Stop By
We are joined by two very special guests and dear friends: Alan and Lisa Robertson! You may know Alan as the “beardless” Robertson brother who first appeared in season 4 of the television program, Duck Dynasty. He is also a pastor who has written extensively on issues of faith, marriage, and forgiveness. Alan and Lisa have written several books, including their latest, Desperate Forgiveness.  We asked the questions “what is forgiveness” and, perhaps more importantly, “what is it not?” Tune in to the full podcast to hear the Robertsons’ answers. Alan and Lisa also covered additional topics like marriage, faith, and family and shared their advice for mending broken relationships. Lisa also shared her love of the short-running “Duck Commander Musical” and a delicious recipe for pecan chicken
September 18, 2019
Episode #7: Brexit Talk with Katie Hopkins
We are joined by a very special guest: British journalist and commentator Katie Hopkins! We’re so very excited to share this interview with one of the most important truth-tellers in the UK, one who draws comparisons between how the elites in the US and UK are trying to overthrow democratic decisions of the people. We discussed Katie’s background - her military career and entrance into political commentary - and how she made history in the UK version of The Apprentice. She also shared her thoughts on the newest British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. We discussed the latest “Brexit” news and the European left’s and British elites’ continued resistance to Britain’s proposed exit from the European Union. We even discussed what a “post-Brexit” UK might look like and our hopes for the future.
September 11, 2019
Episode #6: California & Campus Craziness
We return to a discussion of the 2020 Democratic Primary and its front runner, former Vice President Joe Biden. Does Biden have an email problem of his own? We discuss. We went to our local Congressman Ted Lieu's town hall so you didn't have to and returned with plenty to cover.  A Portland State University professor was recently punished for doing original research that revealed the low academic standards that exist in fields like Gender Studies. We discuss this and more cases of selective outrage in our "I'm outraged by your selective outrage" section. We also combine our “Crazy California” and “Trump Derangement Syndrome” segments to cover one story: Hollywood actress Debra Messing’s latest attempt to doxx and blacklist Trump supporters and fundraisers. We also review Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special and the predictable leftist backlash it has received. This week’s movie review is Falling Inn Love, the latest “rom-com” offering from Netflix. Finally, Ann wraps up the episode by sharing a scrumptious “Easy Peasy Mixed Berry Galette.” Try it at home and let us know what you think! Kate Steinle Portland State University Craziness Breast Ironing  Falling Inn Love Dave Chappelle 
September 4, 2019
Episode #5: The Climate Crisis Has Been Solved!
We bring you the exciting news that the Climate Crisis has been solved! At least it seems to be solved according to former First Couple Barack and Michelle Obama. The pair recently bought a 6,900 square foot mansion in Martha’s Vineyard with beach access. No sign of rising sea-levels there.  Also, the Marriott Hotel chain’s “green choice program” recently faced some backlash from labor unions as it finally has affected activists. The rich can afford the green indulgences but it is the poor that suffer the most. In our latest “Crazy California” segment we update the world on the so-called homeless crisis on the West Coast and how Los Angeles just seems to want to encourage it. Then we look behind the scenes at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Arizona where a former employee was awarded $3 million dollars in damages for wrongful termination after she raised safety concerns that were endangering women’s health. This week’s movie review is box office hit Angel Has Fallen - a not so secret pro-Trump film - a fact that mainstream critics seem to have missed. Ann’s recipe for this episode is a delicious bread and butter pudding style dessert made with stale croissants, maple syrup, and berries. This is a recipe you won’t want to miss!
August 28, 2019
Episode #4: When Did Capitalists Give up on Capitalism?
We discuss sixteen-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg's latest venture and other news from the radical environmental left. We also ask the question, "when did capitalists give up on capitalism?" The economic system that brought peace and prosperity to the United States has been increasingly attacked as of late. We also update you on the latest from "Crazy California" and discuss Mark Halperin's upcoming book, " How to Beat Trump: America’s Top Political Strategists on What It Will Take." Ann wraps up the episode by sharing her mother's delicious recipe for rhubarb and almond pie.  If you enjoyed the episode, be sure to give us a shout on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. 
August 21, 2019
Episode #3: Ann & Phelim's Message for Bill & Hillary Clinton, Ferguson, and The Hunt
Ann & Phelim open with an “apology” to Bill and Hillary Clinton that you definitely don’t want to miss. The Obamas are settling into their role at Netflix! Or, are they? Our hosts discussed the new venture and their skepticism about the substance of the former First Family’s actual role at the media giant.  The five year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri just passed. Phelim discussed his FERGUSON verbatim play, which premiered in Los Angeles and New York in 2015 and 2017 and consists of word-for-word dialogue from grand jury testimony. Our hosts then compared the actual facts of the case to its treatment by the mainstream media and the Left.  Ann & Phelim also talked about the recent cancellation of the Universal Studios film The Hunt, a fictional tale of blue-state liberals “hunting” red-state Trump supporters for sport. The film received significant backlash from conservatives and President Trump himself.  Our hosts also provided an update on environmentalist Josh Fox’s pitiful fundraising campaign and the recently released book This is Not a Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook, which is full of climate change hysteria. Ann rounded out the podcast by sharing a delicious frittata recipe, which is great to serve at brunch, or to store in the fridge as a healthy snack. 
August 14, 2019
Episode #2: Tragedy in El Paso & Dayton, 2020 Democrats, and Ann's "World Famous" Meatballs
We discuss the tragic shootings in El Paso and Dayton over the weekend and the media’s politicization of both. We also discussed the 2020 race for the Democratic nomination and the pitiful polling for “climate change candidate” Tom Steyer. You won’t want to miss our update on eco-fanatic Josh Fox’s sorry crowdfunding campaign for a nationwide “grassroots film tour.”  We also discussed the hypocritical media coverage of both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Donald Trump. We also make time to discuss former Irish President Mary Robinson, the latest crazy editorial from the New York Times, and more. Stick around for more discussion of Once Upon a Hollywood, our review of the Netflix film Otherhood, and our take on Tim Alberta’s new book, American Carnage. We wrapped also shared the recipe for Ann’s “World Famous” meatballs. 
August 7, 2019
Episode #1: Introducing the Ann & Phelim Scoop!
Welcome to the first episode of The Ann & Phelim Scoop. Join Ann McElhinney & Phelim McAleer weekly to hear their incisive and witty commentary on politics and culture. They'll even be sharing their favorite recipes and critiquing the latest Hollywood films. 
July 31, 2019
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