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Grand New Podcast

Grand New Podcast

By Mike Allers Jr.
Michael Allers Jr. and Matt Colt Hall are hosts of Bearing Drift’s Podcast that interviews political movers and shakers across the Commonwealth with a Virginia political millennial twist.
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Quick Catch-up with Mayor Pete!

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WV, Sammi looks good on you!
Mike, who has just announced for the Republican Nomination for VA's 50th House District, sits down with emerging Progressive leader Del. Sammi Brown of WV! WV vs. VA- which is truly the BEST Virginia?  Together, they talk about how Millennials can come together to solve problems Boomers can't, how to comprise while standing firm on principle, why it should be the DMWV, and the Best food in Charles Town.  Tune in!
October 27, 2020
Mike and Mike in the DMV!
Mike sits down with Mike Ginsberg of State Central and the SUVGOP to talk about the future of the GOP in Virginia, why the Suburbs are crucial to 2020 and 2021, and what Virginia can learn from Mike G.'s home state of Maryland.
October 18, 2020
Manassas for the Masses
Mike teams up with his friend Sophie (to pinch hit for Matt) as they sit down with the Manassas City Council Republican Slate! Councilman Ian Lovejoy, Lynn Forkell Greene, and Harry Clark all join GNP to talk about their plan to move Manassas Forward, bring jobs in, keep city living affordable, and why Sci-Fi and Bravo TV are the best guilty pleasures. 
October 13, 2020
It's gonna be-HUGO!
Mike sits down with former Delegate Tim Hugo to talk about his LG campaign, how to win in NoVA, and the clear line between the GOP and the Democrats in VA.  Matt joins in in the middle of a Power Outage in the Star City to banter about Sports Rivalries, and how Nats fans are on the sidelines when it comes to blows between Mike's Yankees and Tim's Red Sox.  
October 12, 2020
Stan the Man
While Matt roams from Roanoke to Bristol, Mike sits down with former State Senator candidate Stan Scott, to discuss working with Qasim Rashid, advocating for fellow Veterans, closing the gap in the political divide, and Star Trek. 
October 4, 2020
The Buzz about Theresa!
While Matt is busy hanging with the Hokies, Mike sits down with Manassas Councilwoman Theresa Coates Ellis to talk about her run for Mayor, her leadership during COVID-19, supporting local Hispanic businesses during Hispanic Heritage month, and how Bees are key to sustainability in Manassas.
October 1, 2020
It's the Catalina Wine Mixer! (Sans Wine)
With Matt running around Southwest, Mike sits down with Catalina Lauf, "the Anti-AOC" and former Congressional candidate for IL-14! Mike and Catalina discuss the importance of getting Millennials involved in the Conservative movement, her experience working for the Trump Administration and running for Office, forming her own "Squad" with VA-10 candidate Aliscia Andrews, and Politics invading every aspect of life.
September 26, 2020
Rapid Fire with Rastatter
With Matt out of the office, Mike sits down with Fairfax GOP First Vice Chair Sean Rastatter-to talk Trump's path to victory in 2020, Virginia being in play, reaching out to young people, and being bombarded with Fake News.
September 23, 2020
From Glenn to Glenn
Mike and Matt sit down with Delegate Glenn Davis to discuss his 2nd run for Lieutenant Governor, his fellow LG competition, The Mandolorian, and why 2021 is make or break for the RPV.
September 21, 2020
Quick Catch-up with Mayor Pete!
In this Drive-by Edition of "Grand New Podcast", Mike gets to sit down with former Presidential Candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg about his endorsement of Qasim Rashid, why VA is the right place to start a return to civility, and the importance of Broadband and infrastructure. 
September 17, 2020
Get Rich
Mike is solo while Matt celebrates his wife’s B-Day! Mike sits down to catch up with RPV Chairman Rich Anderson to discuss the latest vandalism by the far left , his vision for growing the Republican Party in Virginia , and 2021 forecasting.
September 17, 2020
Q&A with Qasim
Mike and Matt sit down with  the Democratic Candidate for VA-1, Qasim Rashid, to discuss the immigrant experience, bridging the divide between parties, Medicare for All, Rob Wittman's attacks, and of course, Star Wars. 
September 9, 2020
Matching Wits with Wittman
Mike and Matt sit down with Congressman Rob Wittman to discuss VA-1, Criminal Justice Reform, Broadband, Military Funding, and of course, where to eat for Breakfast. 
August 28, 2020
No Spin with Dr. Webb
Mike and Matt sit down with Dr. Cameron Webb, the Democratic Candidate for Congress in VA-5.  Dr. Webb shares what compelled him to pursue both an MD and a JD, how to effectively combat COVID-19 and Racial Division, why he's the best candidate to represent the 5th, and how he can spar with Bob Good using scripture. 
August 20, 2020
Fired up with Freitas!
Mike and Matt sit down with Nick Freitas to discuss his congressional bid for representing VA-7, reopening Virginia safely, honoring our fallen, and basement paneling.
August 18, 2020
Into the Blue!
Mike and Matt sit down with Democratic Party of Virginia Leader Susan Swecker and Democratic Operative Andrew Whitley to talk about how in the world a Virtual Convention is going to work, Kamala Harris joining the ticket, being a rural Democrat, and some good old Americana music.
August 18, 2020