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Here Comes the Payne

Here Comes the Payne

By Joel Payne
Veteran Democratic political strategist and CBS News political contributor Joel Payne talks about the top political topics of the day with a star-studded lineup of guests.
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Everything You Need to Know About Ballot Measures and Why They Matter

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Everything You Need to Know About Ballot Measures and Why They Matter
This week, Joel is joined by Kelly Hall, Executive Director for The Fairness Project to discuss her work on the issue of state ballot measures across the country. They discuss a new project that The Fairness Project is launching and broader geopolitical impacts of ballot measures, especially for progressives. Here Comes the Payne podcast is presented by PLAA Wear (pressplaa.com to learn more). Follow the show on Instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. 
36:41
November 1, 2021
Vice President Harris Palace Intrigue and the Modern Vice Presidency
Joel talks about the recent stories and critiques about the uneven rollout of Vice President Kamala Harris, the unique challenges she faces in her role and how the Harris Vice Presidency deviates from other modern Vice Presidents. Here Comes the Payne is presented by PLAA Wear. Go to PressPLAA.com to learn more.  Follow the show on Instagram @herecomesthepaynepod and follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc.
57:19
July 3, 2021
NYC Mayor's Race Deep Dive with NY Daily News' Harry Siegel
Joel is joined by New York Daily News and Daily Beast columnist Harry Siegel to discuss the latest in a wide open New York City mayors race. They discuss the most recent televised debate, the state of the race and a retrospective on 8 years of Mayor Bill de Blasio. Here Comes the Payne is presented by PLAA Wear. Go to PressPLAA.com to learn more. Coupon Code: Payne10 for 10% off apparel.  Follow the show @herecomesthepaynepod on Instagram and follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc.
48:40
June 5, 2021
Heather McGhee on "The Sum of Us" and the Lessons of January 6
Joel is joined by author, commentator and advocate Heather McGhee, author of "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together." Joel and Heather discuss her book, the intersection with the January 6 insurrection on the Capitol and Tim Scott's recent comments. Here Comes the Payne is presented by PLAA Wear. Go to PressPLAA.com to learn more.  Follow the show @herecomesthepaynepod on Instagram and follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. 
42:26
May 4, 2021
The Intersection of Pop Culture and Politics with SiriusXM's Dion Summers
For this episode, Joel is joined by SiriusXM VP of Urban Radio and the Host of Sirius XM's The Heat Channel 46, Dion Summers. They discuss the intersection of politics and pop culture, looked back at how the culture processed the Trump years and talked about how some of music's biggest names leveraged their voices more than ever in the last decade. Follow the show @herecomesthepaynepod on Instagram and Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. 
51:24
February 28, 2021
Is the U.S. Senate Broken?
This week, Joel is joined by Brown University political science chair and professor of political science Wendy Schiller (his favorite professor from college!). Schiller is an expert on the U.S. Senate and she and Joel discuss the recent events of the Trump-inspired insurrection at Capitol, the history of the U.S. Senate and whether the U.S. Senate is fundamentally broken. They also discuss what may happen in the Senate in the future, specifically the future of the Senate's filibuster rule. Here Comes the Payne is presented by Hip-Politics Network. Follow the show on Instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc.
50:05
January 14, 2021
Looking Ahead to the Biden Presidency with Digital Strategist Erin Skinner Cochran
This week, Joel is joined by a former Senate colleague and a good friend, Erin Skinner Cochran. Erin is the founder of Iced Coffee, Please and former Director of New Media for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Joel and Erin discussed the latest transition news from President-elect Biden and what to expect from the Biden presidency and his first 100 days. Here Comes the Payne is presented by Hip-Politics Network. Follow the show @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. 
57:05
December 19, 2020
President-Elect Joe Biden & Diving Deep on Medicaid
This week, Joel gives his take on the results from the election, most notably, Joe Biden's election as the 46th President of the United States. What happened, why it happened and what it means. Also, Joel talks to Meg Murray of Association of Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) about the issue of Medicaid and the centrality that this issue took in the waning days of the campaign season. Here Comes the Payne podcast is presented by Hip-Politics Network. Follow the show on instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. 
56:34
November 10, 2020
What the Hell is Going on With Ice Cube? David Swerdlick of the Washington Post Joins to Discuss
On this special weekend episode of the podcast, Joel is joined by Washington Post Outlook Editor, David Swerdlick, to discuss the controversy surrounding Ice Cube and his counsel to the Trump campaign. Joel and David talk about the macro politics of black celebrities injected into politics in the era of Trump and Trump's targeting of young black men for the 2020 general election. Here Comes the Payne is presented by Hip-Politics Network. Follow the show on Instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. 
27:36
October 17, 2020
Reforming the Senate Filibuster Rule with Eli Zupnick
On this episode, Joel nerds out with former Senate staffer and spokesperson for Fix Our Senate, Eli Zupnick. Eli is working to get rid of the Senate filibuster and talks to Joel about the ugly history of the filibuster rule and what it would mean to eliminate it from the Senate rules. Here Comes the Payne is sponsored by Hip-Politics Network. Follow the show on Instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. 
50:23
October 16, 2020
"Is This Who We Are?" - Reaction to First Presidential Debate
Joel reacts to the first presidential debate from earlier in the week in Cleveland, Ohio by discussing the objectives and outcomes for each campaigns and the road ahead. Joel also ponders the question, "Is this Who We Are?" The Here Comes the Payne podcast is presented by Hip-Politics Network. Follow the show on Instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. 
41:37
October 1, 2020
Christina Reynolds Talks RBG, Electing More Women and the Race for the White House
On this week's episode, Joel is joined by his friend and mentor, Christina Reynolds who is the Vice President for Communications with EMILY's List. Christina and Joel discuss the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Christina's work of helping elect more women into public service, her career and the latest in the 2020 presidential campaign. Here Comes the Payne is presented by Hip-Politics Network. Follow the show on Instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc.
57:16
September 29, 2020
Chris Matthews Returns to Talk about the Home Stretch of the 2020 Election
Legendary journalist Chris Matthews returns to the podcast to talk all things 2020 election including the recent stories from Jeffrey Goldberg and Bob Woodward about President Trump. Chris also shares his thoughts on the top Senate races this cycle. The Here Comes the Payne podcast is presented by Hip-Politics Network. Follow the show on Instagram: @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter: @paynedc. 
53:29
September 13, 2020
DNC & RNC Roundup, Biden Meeting the Moment and Markey V. Kennedy
This week, Joel returns and gives his perspective on the biggest takeaways from the Democratic and Republican conventions, shares some insight on how Biden is meeting the challenges that are being presented to him at every turn and discusses how the Markey v. Kennedy primary fight might signal what's ahead for Democrats. Here Comes the Payne is presented by Hip-Politics Network. Follow the show on Instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. 
01:12:05
September 4, 2020
Dr. Jason Johnson Talks Biden VP Search
Dr. Jason Johnson, MSNBC Political Contributor and Morgan State University Professor of Politics, joins the show this week to do a deep dive with Joel on the latest in Vice President Biden's search for his running mate and it's anticipated announcement. Follow the show on Instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. Here Comes the Payne is presented by Hip-Politics Network. 
54:47
August 4, 2020
Remembering John Lewis & VP Search Committees Gone Wild
On this episode, Joel shares remembrances of the legendary Georgia Congressman John Lewis who passed away last week and shares some perspective on his public legacy. Also, Joel discusses some of the recent leaks from the Joe Biden VP Search Committee about Kamala Harris and what that says about the flaws of how the committee was constructed. Follow the show on Instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. Here Comes the Payne is presented by Hip-Politics Network. 
01:00:29
August 1, 2020
"Never Trumper" Tim Miller Discusses Republican Efforts to Stop Donald Trump
Republican strategist and Political Director for "Republican Voters Against Trump" Tim Miller joins the podcast this week to discuss efforts by Republicans to stop Donald Trump's reelection. Miller is also a contributor for "The Bulwark" and "Rolling Stone" and a veteran of multiple Republican campaigns over the last decade including Jeb Bush 2016 and Mitt Romney 2012. Follow the show on Instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. Here Comes the Payne is presented by Hip Politics Network. (And, we got new music this week...check it out!)
45:39
July 14, 2020
POLITICO's Maya King Joins to Discuss Trump's "Culture War" and Its Impact on the 2020 Election
POLITICO Reporting Fellow Maya King joins the show to discuss Trump's efforts to elevate a "culture war" as part of his re-election strategy and what impact it is having on the 2020 race for the White House and battle for the Senate. Follow the show on Instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. Here Comes the Payne is presented by Hip Politics Network. 
37:34
July 9, 2020
MSNBC Anchor Stephanie Ruhle Joins the Show to Talk Trump, COVID, Protests and 2020
This week, MSNBC 9am anchor and NBC News senior business correspondent Stephanie Ruhle joins the show to talk about the wild Russian bounty story, how the business community is reacting to the George Floyd protests, Trump's chances for re-election and how Joe Biden needs to meet the moment. Follow the show on instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. The Here Comes the Payne podcast is presented by Hip Politics Network. 
54:29
July 2, 2020
John Bolton & The Parasite Presidency, Trump in Tulsa and J. Cole v Noname
In this episode, Joel digs deeps into John Bolton's book tour and what it says about both Bolton and the Trump universe. Joel also reviews the recent Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma and talks about the pop culture moment that pitted J. Cole versus Noname. Follow the podcast on Instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. The Here Comes the Payne podcast is presented by Hip Politics network. 
01:19:39
June 23, 2020
Trump's Blind Spot on Race, Police Reform and Being Black This Month
This week, Joel explains Trump's blind spot on race, highlights a few different potential policy remedies to correct police violence against Black Americans and talks about the experience of being black in America this last month. "Here Comes the Payne" is presented by Hip Politics Network. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc and follow the show on Instagram @herecomesthepaynepod. 
59:56
June 12, 2020
Legendary Political Journalist Chris Matthews
This week, Joel is joined by former moderator and host of MSNBC Hardball and syndicated national columnist Chris Matthews. Joel and Chris discuss the latest regarding the fallout and protests in the wake the murder of George Floyd, the ongoing national conversation around police violence against Black Americans, the latest from the 2020 presidential race between President Trump and Joe Biden and we look back at some of Chris' career highlights. Follow Joel on Twitter @paynedc. 
01:00:38
June 5, 2020
George Floyd, Hero Culture and Where Do We Go From Here
Joel discusses the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the nationwide protests in response. Also during this episode, Joel discusses the void in national leadership, the dangers of hero culture and potential solutions to take a first step toward healing. 
51:34
June 1, 2020
The Maiden Voyage
The first episode of "Here Comes the Payne" with host Joel Payne features two leading political minds, Republican consultant Shermichael Singleton and Democratic strategist Ameshia Cross, who join Payne to discuss the latest on coronavirus, its impact on the 2020 race and the latest news on who presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is expected to choose as his running mate. Follow Joel Payne on Twitter @paynedc for the latest.  
51:13
May 22, 2020