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The Cameron Journal Podcast

The Cameron Journal Podcast

By Cameron Cowan
The Cameron Journal Podcast is the weekly podcast for Cameron Cowan. He's a political commentator, Writer, Bookseller, and Editor-in-Chief of Rouges Magazine. In this podcast, we talk politics, life, and anything fun that Cameron wants to talk about.
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Autism Talk with Rory McCarthy
Rory McCarthy is an autism and adhd advocate and coach. In this interview we're talking about autism, intellectual disability, and ableism in society.  As you know, I was diagnosed recently and I'm still learning the complications of life with autism and adhd.  You can find Rory on twitter: @roryreckons
October 11, 2021
Facebook's Bad Week and the Everything Crisis
This week on The Cameron Journal Podcast, we are talking about Facebook's week of scandals, the supply-chain crisis that is affecting everything and how we need to build climate-resilient water systems as our weather changes.
October 10, 2021
Leadership with Phillip Kane
What do tires and leadership have in common? More than you think! Phillip Kane has a new book out called "The Not So Subtle Art of Caring: Letters on Leadership." A former tire executive, he has some interesting thoughts on how to lead teams and be a positive force in the work place and in life. 
October 4, 2021
Afghanistan Withdrawal and Our Constitutional Crisis | The Weekly News Podcast
The weekly news podcast is back! In this episode we're catching up on all the hot headlines of the summer and we are talking about some of the latest news stories as well as a big update from me. This is the first live-streamed episode so there's lots of talk about that. Thanks for listening! 
October 2, 2021
Would you vote against the cure for cancer?
Welcome back everyone! I'm back from my summer break and we're back with a doozy of a podcast about the biotech industry. Kent Kemmish has created the Demonpore 64 which helps you do your own chemicals testing at home using fun games. We talk about the ethics of citizen scientists, the effects of biotech research and how the tech industry effects greater society. This is a rather long episode but it is worth the ride.  Learn more about the new game at
September 13, 2021
45 Years of Elections with my Mom!
This week we have my Mom on the podcast to talk about the politics around every presidential election she has voted in starting in 1976. We talk about all sorts of stuff including the media and of course no conversation would be complete without talking about Trump! Strap in for a long one folks! 
June 14, 2021
Christian Nationalism and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation
Mikey Weinstein is back this week in his own stand-alone segment on his work fighting Christian Nationalism and religious freedom in the US Military. We talk about the wide-ranging issue and why its a national security concern.  For more please read the original Rouges Magazine article. 
June 7, 2021
An Extra Black Episode with Shawn Marshall "Marz"
This week on The Cameron Journal podcast we welcome Shawn Marshall "Marz" from Down in the Den podcast. This is an episode with lots of talk about the black community and some pop culture topics. Connect with  Shawn: Instagram Twitter
May 31, 2021
Mental Health Talk and Poetry with Sarah Wofford
This is the first "lost episode" of The Cameron Journal Podcast. Somehow, I edited this entire episode with the delightful Sarah Wofford and it didn't get released. We did this back in January and we talk about health, mental health, and get a reading of her wonderful poetry. 
May 24, 2021
Book and Philosophy Talk with Douglas Cole
This week on the Cameron Journal podcast we're chatting with Douglas Cole about his new book, The White Fields. This wide-ranging conversation goes from his book, to mass incarceration, to much more. This is another long conversation but Douglas and I became instant friends.  Visit Douglas Online
May 17, 2021
Exvangelical Talk with Comedian Donnie Marsh
This is one of the toughest conversations I've ever had. Donnie and I both grew up evangelical and while I left the church in 2006, Donnie didn't leave until a few years ago. We spend time talking about the culture of the evangelical church and what it is like growing up in a cult-like environment. This is less of an interview and more of a conversation between two men who have shared experiences. This interview is very long but it is a journey.  Content warning: everything. Language, sexual assault, mental health, LGBT, just everything. This is a conversation and a sharing, please be open-minded.  You can follow Donnie on Twitter: @portabledonnie
May 10, 2021
Interview: The Book of Ramallah
This week on The Cameron Journal Podcast we welcome Maya Abu Alhayat to the podcast. She is the editor of a new collection of Palestinian writing (in translation) called The Book of Ramallah. This interview blew me away. It was an amazing conversation and I can't wait to get feedback from listeners. We had a great conversation and I asked lots of interesting questions and lots of ignorant American questions. It is amazing to see such art come from an occupied land and people who live in an apartheid state.  Follow her on Instagram. 
May 3, 2021
Lacanian Psychoanalysis and Politics with Daniel Tutt
This is a hot and heavy episode of politics and philosophy with Lacanian philosopher Daniel Tutt. This episode is long and certainly a journey but we're analyzing the modern left and what goes right and what goes wrong, even with the Biden administration in power.  (airs on Cameron's birthday!) 
April 26, 2021
Black Pearl Market Place with Madera Rogers-Henry
We're chatting with Madera Rogers-Henry about her new project, Black Pearl Marketplace and how she is changing the face of black creatives and black creative services by forming a business co-op to build black business and black wealth. We also talk about BLM and the racial justice happening in our society. This is a long episode so make sure strap in! 
April 19, 2021
TV Writing with Duke Sandefur
If you're interested in writing for the screen, then this interview with Duke Sandefur is definitely for you! We talk about the business of writing for TV, how to get started in the industry and we talk about the old days. Duke Sandefur is a long time TV writer and the son of a TV writer. His credits include Walker, Texas Ranger and several network serials for CBS. 
April 12, 2021
Jewelry and Pinterest with Andrea Li
This week we're talking about the art of custom jewelry with Andrea Li. We talk about how she got into making custom jewelry and her unique design style. To learn more about Andrea please visit: Red Pin Geek Instagram  
April 5, 2021
SexGaetz, Georgia's Voter Suppression, and Seeking Arrangment
This week on  The Cameron Journal podcast, we're talking about Matt Gaetz and his latest sex scandal as well as the MLB moving the All Star game out of Georgia due to its new voter suppression laws.  Video mentioned:
April 3, 2021
Comedy Talk with Dani Zoldan
Dani is the founder of Stand Up NY and we talk about the business of comedy, what it takes to make brands funny, and how stand-up has changed during the pandemic.  Learn more about Stand Up NY.
March 29, 2021
Let's Talk Journaling with Thomas Deneuville
This time on the Cameron Journal Podcast we're talking about how journalism can improve your life and your creativity. He has a wonderful journalism course and we talk about how journaling can unleash your creativity.  Follow him on twitter @tdnvl or at
March 22, 2021
The Tragedy in Atlanta, Tax Plans, and Flying Cars
This week on The Cameron Journal Podcast, we're talking about asian racism in light of the Atlanta shootings this week. Then we jump over to the Biden administrations latest decisions and wrap up with the arrival of flying cars. Thanks for listening! 
March 20, 2021
Tax Talk with Richard Green
In this interview we're talking with former IRS Agent Richard Green. He's been on all the big shows and now he is here with us talking about the IRS and taxes. It's perfect for tax time and we talk about how to avoid getting audited and what to do if the audit man comes for you.  Follow Richard Green on Twitter and you can find his book Agents of Deceit at
March 15, 2021
The Covid Relief Bill is Passed and the War Party is Over
This week we're talking about the Covid Relief bill and how it could portend things to come. We're also talking about some new gun control legislation, the microsoft hack and then wrapping things up with the end of the AUMF. Strap in folks! Let's go! 
March 13, 2021
Travel Blogging during Covid with Buddy the Traveling Monkey
In this edition of The Cameron Journal Podcast, Vicky from Buddy the Monkey joins us to talk about travel, digital nomadism, and what it's like running a travel blog during Covid.  Follow them on twitter: @traveling1223 or at
March 8, 2021
Pipelines, Mental Health, and Covid Relief
This week I'm sharing some struggles with my mental health and then we turn to the news where we talk about the Dr. Seuss controversy and how democrats can capitalize on republican intractability. Then we wrap up with a difficult situation in Europe in our international segment. Strap in, its the Cameron Journal Podcast. 
March 6, 2021
Book publishing with Jessica Moon
This time on The Cameron Journal Podcast Jessica Moon joins us to talk about her publishing journey and opening her own publishing house. We rant about the publishing industry.  Follow them on Twitter: @jhlmoon or @shadowsparkpub visit their publishing house at
March 1, 2021
Trump Taxes, Biden's Cabinet, and Amazon's Unions
This week on the weekly podcast we're back after a brief break last week and we're catching up on all our favorite headlines. We're talking about the Covid relief bill, Biden's cabinet picks, and Amazon's first face-off with organized labor. Strap in folks, is the Cameron Journal Podcast! 
February 27, 2021
On Writing with Trey Stone
All the way from fabulous Norway, Trey Stone joins The Cameron Journal Podcast to talk about his writing, his books, and his process.  Follow Trey on twitter: @treystoneauthor
February 22, 2021
Masochistic Writing with Dutch Simmons
This time on The Cameron Journal Podcast we're talking about writing with Dutch Simmons. He is a writer with an interesting personal story and we have an interesting conversation about writing and much more.  Follow Dutch on Twitter @thedutchsimmons
February 15, 2021
#FreeBritney, Russians, and the Impeachment
This week on The Cameron Journal Podcast, we're talking through the situation in Russia with Navalny with an exclusive on-the-ground report from a friend in Moscow and then we're diving into the #freebritney situation and we're wrapping things up with impeachment and address listener questions. Thanks to all the new listeners!
February 13, 2021
On Writing with Quinn Kayser-Cochran
This week we are joined by Quinn Kayser-Cochran. We're talking about writing and a bunch of fun stuff. He lives near where I went to high school so we had some fun talking about west Denver but this is mostly about his work and writing.  Follow Quinn on twitter: @Qkaysercochran
February 8, 2021
Congresswoman Green and Mikey Weinstein | The Weekly News
This week on the Cameron Journal Podcast we are doing a little news before we pivot to an interview with Mikey Weinstein from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and the dominionist Christianity cult that has taken over the military and their involvement with the insurrection on January 6, 2021.  To learn more about MRFF please visit: Rouges Magazine or
February 6, 2021
Book Marketing with Galadriel Grace
This time on The Cameron Journal Podcast we're talking about book marketing and how to market books. Visit Galadriel at for more information about her services. 
February 1, 2021
Congress is Broken. Also there's a Pandemic....
This week on the news podcast we're talking about the meme stocks, Cori Bush moving offices in Congress, and the upcoming impeachment trial and why Trump is going to get out of the whole thing. I kept it short this week but informative. 
January 30, 2021
DJ Lewis Interview | The Cameron Journal Podcast
DJ Lewis from Into the Abiscuit with Drew Morgan and we're talking performance art, his insanity and much more.  Follow him on twitter: @gutterbumpkin You can join the patreon too! You can find Into the Abiscuit on all your favorite podcast platform. 
January 25, 2021
The Weekly News Podcast | The Cameron Journal Podcast
This week on the weekly news podcast, we're talking about the inauguration, why Google might pull out of Australia, and why there might never be a Trump library. 
January 23, 2021
Black Feminism with Dr. Letisha Brown
Today on the Cameron Journal Podcast we're talking about the BLM protests, black feminism, and much more. Dr. Letisha Brown studies black women and the sociology of sport. I met her during her undergrad at the University of Northern Colorado and this is a must-listen conversation as we talk about the issues of black women and how to solve them. The best part is that she gives us some tips that we can all can take into our lives to do better as we move on. 
January 18, 2021
Insurrection, Impeachment, and History
This week on the weekly news podcast, I do a long monologue on the week's news and all that we have learned about the coup of January 6, 2021. We talk a little bit about impeachment and what we are facing. I also talk about the exhaustion from living in our crazy world. There's a little covid news as well. Let's go! 
January 16, 2021
Tech Interview with J. Scott Christianson
Today we're talking tech with J. Scott Christianson and the future of AI, Machine Learning and how it is changing out world.  Visit Scott online: Sign up for his substack:
January 11, 2021
We Almost Lost the Country...
The weekly podcast for January 9, 2021 This week Cameron brings back the weekly podcast and we're talking Covid and the coup attempt by President Trump this week and the seizure of the US Capitol. This is a tough podcast but what a week to bring back the weekly podcast. 
January 9, 2021
Our Open Source 3D Printed Future with Joshua Pearce
This time on The Cameron Journal Podcast, we're talking with Joshua Pearce who has authored a new book, Create, Share, and Save Money Using Open-Source Projects.  In this talk, we talk about 3D printing, the open source movement and the social cost of it all. Stay tuned at the end of the episode because there is 10 minutes of bonus conversation. The main content is about 50 minutes long but we kept talking and had a great conversation after I ended the interview and so I posted it as a bonus. If the subject is boring you can skip it but if you're as fascinated as I am about this then the bonus conversation is great.  Thanks for listening. Please send any feedback to me on social media! 
November 16, 2020
Unchecked Capitalism is Killing Us! with Earl Rynerson
This week we have a great interview with Earl Rynerson, the author of Unchecked Capitalism is Killing Us! We're going to talk about how various industries have taken over government and how they are destroying the economy and our lives. It's going to be a fun ride! You can get Earl's book book on Amazon. It's a great read and wonderful complement to my own book, "What the Hell is Going On? A primer to understanding our world in the age of Trump" which you can get at
August 19, 2020
The Presidency
This week we're diving straight back into politics with the Presidency. We're going to talk about the office, the men who have held, why there hasn't been a woman...yet...and how the office has changed over time. There's speeches, famous lines, and fun anecdotes. Regardless of your politics, this is a fun, if long, episode.  Due to various circumstances, this will be the finale for Season 1 of The Cameron Journal Podcast. I appreciate everyone for listening and I'll be back with new scripted shows in the spring of 2021. Do keep watching the space for interviews and other content over the winter. 
August 12, 2020
Stand by Me and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married, it was truly a royal affair. Their marriage has been troubled since the wedding but one iconic sung at their wedding would be so emblematic of their troubled history with the press, the British public and the world. In this episode we're going to talk about both and hear some great music. 
August 5, 2020
Star Trek vs. Star Wars: An Epic Competition
This time we're taking a break from all the hot and heavy politics and social issues to do something far more fun. I'm going to discuss the exciting world of science fiction movies and television as we analyze the on-going and star studded (literally and figuratively) competition between the two titans of popular science fiction: Star Trek and Star Wars. 
July 28, 2020
Gun Rights and the Second Amendment
Gun rights in this country are about as sacred as Mom, apple pie, sports, and free speech. However, the US suffers from a gun violence problem that much of the rest of the world simply doesn't have. Why is that? There are several reasons and in this episode of The Cameron Journal Podcast, Cameron goes over all the reasons why the US will likely never see meaningful gun control. 
April 5, 2020
Welcome to the Suburbs
The suburbs are an iconic apartment of American life. However, the suburb is coming to an end and urbanism is making a big comeback. Today we're talking about the suburb and why it's killing us all and why the city is the future of development. 
February 19, 2020
Network 1976: How One Movie Predicted the Future of Media
Network is the greatest movie that you've probably never seen and yet it is influence is being felt today. Network has been adapted for the stage and is currently on stage in New York City. Today, we're going to talk about how Network accurately predicted the modern media environment and how that has nearly destroyed our society. 
February 12, 2020
Chatting with Alice Rothchild
Israel has become an apartheid state in recent memory. The latest pictures and reporting from Gaza show it to be an open air prison. Leaders around the world have called for a change by the government of Israel in their treatment of Palestinians. Alice Rothchild is an author and advocate for those changes. In this chat we talk about what it is like to be leading the peace movement between Israel and Palestine while also being Jewish and what it is like to face resistance from your own community. This is a great talk.  NB. Please pardon the audio quality, this interview took place by phone. We did our best with it. 
January 29, 2020
Water Rules, Hillary and Bernie, and Impeachment of Course
This week we're talking about impeachment, Trump's dangerous change to water rules and new restrictions on birth tourism. It's a smattering of stories this week that I'm desperate to fit in because it's been a different kind of news week. Oh, and we're going to talk about the Bernie Sanders surge in a 2020 update. 
January 25, 2020
Impeachment Goes to the Senate & The Final Debate
This week on the podcast, we're talking about the final democratic debate, impeachment and the new trade deals. Will the bombshell information from Lev Parnas about the Ukraine scandal affect impeachment? Find out on this week's Cameron Journal Podcast! 
January 18, 2020
Iran, Impeachment, and Brexit | Weekly News Podcast
Welcome back! It's 2020! This week we're catching up on the end of 2019 and the latest stories that happened this week including some royal news! It's the weekly news podcast with Cameron Cowan! To buy Cameron's novel:
January 11, 2020
Impeachment, 2020 Polling, and Youth Divides that Divide Democrats
Special programming note: This is the last podcast for 2019. There will be no podcast next week.  This week on The Cameron Journal Podcast we're going to be talking about everything from genetics in dating to the generational divide within the democratic party and its selection of candidates. But first, we're going to talk about the articles of impeachment and the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election. Get ready! Its The Cameron Journal Podcast! 
December 14, 2019
Perfectionism is killing us and we're fighting a culture war
This week we're back from Thanksgiving break and we're doing a full hour with stories about how perfectionism is killing us, we're in a huge cultural war for the soul of America and we'll talk a little bit about 2020 and breeze through impeachment now that things are in high gear. Thanks for listening! 
December 7, 2019
Russiagate Continues Into the Impeachment Inquiry
Also, Americans aren't moving anymore and we break down the 5th democratic debate. A special note: there will be no podcast next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!  Don't forget to catch me on social media and at
November 23, 2019
The Weekly News Podcast 11-15-19 | The Cameron Journal Podcast
This week we're talking about autonomous cars and an interesting new study on how we use transportation, we're talking about the revolution in Bolivia and then we're wrapping things up with the latest from the Impeachment hearings. I also cut in some personal updates and some updates from around The Cameron Journal and Rouges Magazine. 
November 16, 2019
The Weekly Podcast 11-8-19 | The Cameron Journal Podcast
We're back after a short break, thanks to my move, and this week we're talking about the latest on impeachment, the 2020 race, the Virginia and Kentucky elections and what it all might mean. Then I collected a smattering of other news stories to pique your interest. Strap in, its The Cameron Journal Podcast! 
November 9, 2019
The Weekly News Podcast | The Cameron Journal Podcast
This week we're catching up on the most recent democrat debate and how its affecting impeachment and the overall 2020 race. We kept it short this week so please enjoy the latest smoking gun on the Ukraine scandal and some of the post debate polling on the democrat side. Special Note: There will be no weekly podcast next week due to a studio/life move. 
October 26, 2019
The Weekly News Podcast 10-18-19 | The Cameron Journal Podcast
This week we discuss the Trump/Ukraine scandal, housing policy, and Brexit. I quickly dash through the debate with a promise for an in-depth review with polling next week. 
October 19, 2019
The Weekly News Podcast | The Cameron Journal Podcast
This week on The Cameron Journal we're talking about the workers of the world and their struggles as well as walking through the latest on Ukraine, impeachment and the 2020 race. Strap in folks! Its the weekly news podcast! 
October 12, 2019
The Weekly News | The Cameron Journal Podcast
This week on the weekly news show, we're talking about the Ukraine scandal, how the internet broke America, the latest in the 2020 race, and the upcoming primary debate on October 15th. 
October 5, 2019
The Weekly News with Cameron | The Cameron Journal Podcast
This week, we're keeping it small and limited because we're talking about the latest developments with Brexit and Impeachment. Along the way we tough on WeWork and the gig economy and Greta Thunberg's take down of world leaders at the UN General Assembly. 
September 28, 2019
The Weekly News Show 9-21-19 | The Cameron Journal Podcast
This week on The Cameron Journal Podcast we're talking about the Corey Lewandowski hearing, a religious liberty case out of California and a father who criticized a judge and ended up in jail for it. We're also talking about the area 51 raid and other fun stories from the week. I'm sorry its so long again but when we talk about 5-10 stories, it just takes about an hour. Anyway, put this on and enjoy! 
September 21, 2019
The Weekly Podcast | The Cameron Journal Podcast
This week we're talking the 3rd Democratic Debate, Brexit, vaping deaths, the white working class voter and much more. 
September 14, 2019
The 4 Day Work Week | The Cameron Journal Podcast
It's 2019 and we're still working for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. 70 years ago, thinkers and economists thought that we would be working far fewer hours due to productivity gains. What happened? Why are we only now beginning to try out working 4 days a week? Why are we still working for 40 hours a week? How would the world change if we simply worked less? Cameron goes through the history, the politics, and possibilities of the 4 day work week. 
September 12, 2019
The Weekly News with Cameron Cowan | The Cameron Journal Podcast
This week in the news we're talking about joe Manchin dropping out of the governor's race in West Virginia, Justin Bieber's message to his fans about mental health, the Netflix documentary "The Family" and reintroducing Cameron to the world after 2.5 years away from the world of media. Welcome back everyone! 
September 7, 2019
The Cameron Journal Podcast | George Carlin in Review
In this inaugural episode of the all-new Cameron Journal Podcast, I talk about one of my absolutely favorite comedians of all time: George Carlin. He was a ground breaking commentator on the world around us, incredibly funny, and most importantly a fierce defender of free speech. He was woke before woke was a thing. Explore his career with my helpful guidance. 
September 5, 2019