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The MeidasTouch Podcast

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MeidasTouch's hard-hitting political ads have been watched by millions and were instrumental in winning the presidency and taking back the Senate. Now, listen as the brothers behind MeidasTouch provide commentary and try to make sense of the chaotic news cycle. Because truth is golden.
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PP and Bagina and the Debate with 11Alive’s Page Pate
Today’s MeidasTouch Podcast has it all! We’re bringing you updates on foreign policy, the latest bills in Congress and the retaliation of the GQP against private corporations… So is the GQP, uh, communist now? But that’s not all! We have an incredible debate with 11Alive’s legal analyst Page Pate, who called MeidasTouch’s tweet about the Georgia election bill false on Atlanta TV! This is an episode you don’t want to miss. Thank you for making the MeidasTouch Podcast a top podcast in the world! Please keep sharing the show with a friend and rate us 5 stars on the Apple Podcast app to help us continue to climb the charts!
01:09:20
April 16, 2021
Special Edition: MeidasTouch Presents 'Legal AF', Episode 4
On Episode 4 of our new weekly law and politics podcast, Legal AF, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and commentator, Michael Popok, tackle the NRA’s bizarre efforts to secretly use the Bankruptcy Code to escape liability in New York and re-incorporate in Texas and discuss whether their business model and fundraising smacks of "financial domination." Next up, the conservative members of SCOTUS and especially Justice Gorsuch are leading efforts to thwart Biden’s agenda by stripping administrative agencies such as the EPA and the Department of Transportation from rule-making ability under the little-known “nondelegation” doctrine. Then, the Analytical Friends analyze the civil rights violation that occurred when Lt. Caron Narario, a Black Army officer, was peppered sprayed and almost worse during a routine traffic stop in Virginia. Ben and Michael then take a look at the recent “January 6 Insurrection” federal lawsuit brought by the NAACP and at least 10 members of Congress who feared for their life against Trump, Giuliani, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, for claims under the KKK Act of 1867 for conspiracy to violate the equal protection and due process clauses of the 14th Amendment. Then, in a new “speed round” segment, Meiselas and Popok take listener’s questions on topics ranging from data breach lawsuits and the proliferation of ransomware computer attacks, to possible class actions against Trump for his deadly mishandling of the COVID pandemic and his role in the attack on the Capitol.
55:45
April 14, 2021
The GQP are Naked Mole Rats with Katie Phang
Ben confronts Twitter user Mark G who referred to Ben’s beard as “the fuzz on the butt cheeks of a naked mole rat.” Companies stand up to GQP voter suppression. Things keep getting worse for Matt Gaetz. Police shootings rock the nation. And MSNBC and NBC legal analyst Katie Phang joins us to discuss it all. Thank you for making the MeidasTouch Podcast the top new news/political podcast in North America! Please share this podcast with a friend and rate it 5 stars on the Apple Podcasts app and help us continue to climb the charts!
01:16:50
April 13, 2021
The WORST Party Imaginable!
What’s up Meidas Mighty! Welcome to another episode of the MeidasTouch Podcast. We kick off today’s episode with an update on Ben’s “Beard-gate” – but not before Ben preemptively strikes against Jordy with a secretly updated episode rundown. We then get into the complete and utter wackiness of the Republican Party, discuss President Biden’s infrastructure plan, Marjorie Taylor Greene snorting cereal (you read that right) and more. We also discuss the latest MeidasTouch video #GOPPedoRing and new problems for Matt Gaetz. We then pivot to to seriousness of our gun epidemic and break down the text of the Second Amendment. We finish the episode with a vaccine update and a #PsakiBomb! Thanks for making the MeidasTouch Podcast the #1 new news/politics podcast in the WORLD in 2021! Keep sharing this podcast with your friends and be sure to give us a 5 star rating on Apple Podcasts.
37:06
April 9, 2021
MeidasTouch Presents 'Legal AF': SCOTUS Season, Historic Candidates and Pernicious Politicians
On Episode 3 of our new weekly law and politics podcast, Legal AF, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and commentator, Michael Popok, interview two historic candidates, Lucy Lang, candidate to replace Cyrus Vance, and be the first woman to ever lead the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in its 220 year history, and Hydee Feldstein Soto, who is running to be the LA City Attorney, the chief municipal legal office, and its first woman to hold that office in its more than 150 year history. Then, Ben and Michael, applying their “Analytic Friends” superpowers, tackle the current US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) term and recent oral arguments and decisions, including giving our followers what they crave: more analysis of due process and personal jurisdiction(!) by taking a look at Ford losing its efforts to only be sued in its backyard and avoid being sued in the states where its cars injure people.  Next up, Ben and Popok try to read the tea leaves of SCOTUS’s recent “hot bench” concerning the antitrust case against the NCAA and its refusal to pay athletes for their work, and whether SCOTUS will expand warrantless searches of homes under the 4th Amendment by creating a new “community caretaker” exception.  Finally, they take on the ongoing “Water-Gaetz “ saga with Matt Gaetz being investigated for sex trafficking crimes, and the recent successful prosecution of former Trump HUD official (and Eric Trump wedding planner), Lynne Patton for violating the Hatch Act’s prohibition against “pernicious political activity” by civil servants, for video recording NYC public housing residents without telling them that the clips would be used at the RNC’s presidential convention to promote Trump.
01:12:45
April 7, 2021
The GOP Charade with Rep. Grace Meng
We kick off the episode with a discussion on Ben's highly controversial "scruffy elegance" and recap Ben's debate with Georgia elections official Gabriel Sterling. We then discuss how Atlanta's 11Alive News issued a questionable FACT CHECK regarding one our SB 202 tweets and we challenge the network's legal analyst to an unfiltered debate on the MeidasTouch Podcast. Next, we discuss the effectiveness of the Georgia boycotts and the incredible role played by the Meidas Mighty in pushing corporations to change their tune on voter suppression #RESULTS. Ben analyzes the meaning of "wokeness" and how the Right has weaponized the term into a slur. In the next segment, we welcome Rep. Grace Meng of New York's 6th congressional district to discuss to rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and the accomplishments of President Biden and the Democratic-controlled Congress. We wrap up the show with a discussion on infrastructure and ask the evergreen question: Between Matt Gaetz and Ron DeathSantis, what the hell is going on in Florida? Thanks for listening to the MeidasTouch Podcast! Please help us climb the charts by giving us a 5-star rating and sharing this show with a friend!
01:08:59
April 6, 2021
Let’s Talk Voting Bills with Gabriel Sterling and Marc Elias
Georgia Elections Official Gabriel Sterling and Democracy Docket Founder and Voting Rights Attorney Marc Elias join the pod to discuss the various voting bills being proposed — and passed — throughout the country, including Georgia's S.B. 202, the For The People Act and more. This is the definitive podcast on voting rights and we encourage you to listen to both guests with an open mind and form your own opinions. Let us where you stand on the issues by tweeting @MeidasTouch! Thank you for making The MeidasTouch Podcast one of the top podcasts in North America! Please consider rating us 5 stars in the Apple Podcasts app and share this episode with a friend.
01:40:17
April 2, 2021
Journalistic Malpractice of Seth Hettena Who Was Too Cowardly To Appear On This Episode
As part of our commitment to transparency, we detail the bizarre conduct directed at us and the Meidas Community by freelance "reporter" Seth Hettena who claims to be working with Rolling Stone. We expose the attempted hatchet job by Rolling Stone and Hettena against us and dissect his libelous claims point-by-point. We will not be bullied. We will not be silenced. This is an episode you won't want to miss. If you like our show, please consider rating us 5-stars on the Apple Podcasts app! Thank you so much for your support!
01:09:46
March 30, 2021
Happy Birthday MeidasTouch with Glenn Kirschner
It's officially been one year of MeidasTouch! WOW! Thank you to everyone who has supported us on this journey. On today's episode, we celebrate our very first anniversary, discuss our big win in our lawsuit against Marjorie Taylor Greene, chat about President Joe Biden's first official press conference, updates at the "Jorder", and talk about the rise of gun violence and voter suppression. We also chat with Glenn Kirschner, a former 30-year federal prosecutor and co-founder of the new initiative known as The Democracy Pledge, encouraging companies to speak out and stand on the side of democracy. If you like our show, please subscribe and give us a 5-star rating in the Apple Podcasts app! You can learn more about The Democracy Pledge here. 
01:03:56
March 26, 2021
Special Edition: MeidasTouch Presents 'Legal AF', Episode 2
On Episode 2 of our new weekly law and politics podcast, Legal AF, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and commentator, Michael Popok, take a deep dive into Trump lawyer and “Big Lie” shill Sidney Powell’s efforts to dismiss Dominion Voting Systems' new federal defamation case against her, including her eye-popping  “defense” that none of her statements of voter fraud against Dominion were true, and that no reasonable person could believe they were “facts”.  Next up, a discussion of MyPillow’s Mike Lindell’s hiring of Alan Dershowitz (we guess Rudy was tied up) to bring a defamation countersuit against Dominion, which could lead Dominion to one day owning My Pillow.  Later, Ben and Michael explore possible future prosecutions of Trump and his family for sedition for advocating the violent overthrow of the Government, and the “pay to play” scandal surrounding Trump’s pardon frenzy in his waning days, including a link between Florida’s Aleph Institute, the Kirshner family, and the pardons granted.
01:00:19
March 24, 2021
Howard Dean Chops It Up with Chef Brett & the Bros
Former Vermont Governor and former DNC Chair Howard Dean knows how to deliver a message more effectively than almost any politician out there. The former presidential candidate joins MeidasTouch to discuss Democratic messaging, the fascist takeover of the GQP, the innate corruption that comes with the desire for power, the problems with the media and big tech and more. The brothers also dig into this week's hot-button issues including the GQP's border bluster, the mess in Miami, Trump's new social media app, and Brett's foray into the world of viral TikTok recipes.  Thank you for making this podcast such a huge success! Please rate us 5-stars on the Apple Podcasts app and share this episode with a friend to help us continue to climb the charts!
47:55
March 23, 2021
Journalist Brian Karem and the Alternate Reality of the Radical Right
The MeidasTouch brothers kick off the show with a brand new segment called “Please excuse my racism, I have ______,” where they recount the latest and craziest excuses people have made for their hateful remarks and actions. The brothers then talk about the horrific mass shooting that took place in Atlanta and the rise of anti-Asian hate in American. The brothers then shift to the current topics in Congress, discussing the passing of the Violence Against Women Act and the bill to honor the Capitol Police, both of which faced opposition from the GQP. Next, the brothers welcome Playboy White House Reporter, CNN Political Analyst, and host of the Just Ask the Question Podcast Brian Karem to the show to discuss his riveting tales of being arrested for protecting sources, driving around minefields in Kuwait, being the first to go to Pablo Escobar’s palatial prison and his contentious relationship with the Trump White House. Later, the brothers discuss Mitch McConnell’s threat of a “scorched earth” Senate. Thanks for making The MeidasTouch Podcast a top podcast in North America! Please help us continue to climb the charts by subscribing, leaving us a 5-star review, and sharing this show with your friends!
01:09:52
March 19, 2021
Special Edition: MeidasTouch Presents New Legal & Political Podcast 'Legal AF'
On the kick-off episode of Legal AF, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer Ben Meiselas and legal wiz Michael Popok, discuss the “origin story” of their legal and trial work together, including First Amendment and social media cases for MeidasTouch involving Fox News and Kelly Loeffler, Republicans (the GQP) using “cancel culture” to silence critics and attack the free press, and the legality of “blue” state efforts to suppress minority voting under the Voting Rights Act. Later, Ben and Michael take on the ethics of Big Law firms hired to shill for Trump, including McGuireWoods’ secret work to root out anti-Trump staff at Voice of America.
54:08
March 17, 2021
Shots and Checks with Epidemiologist Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding
President Biden announces that a total of 100 million vaccines will be administered and 100 million checks will be distributed within the next 10 days, the Former Guy's Kool-Aid drinkers are putting the "sick" in sycophant, the GQP are taking their conspiracy theories to the border, and we have an in-depth conversation about the COVID-19 pandemic with guest Epidemiologist Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, who, like a doctor at the beginning of a disaster movie, was one of the very first medical professionals to sound the alarm about the threat of the coronavirus when nobody wanted to listen. Thanks for making the MeidasTouch Podcast one of the top podcasts in North America! Please make sure you are subscribed, listen and share this podcast with a friend. Please rate this podcast 5 stars on the Apple Podcast app to help us continue to climb the charts!
01:00:05
March 16, 2021
Rep. Tim Ryan Wants to Make Government Work
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) joins the MeidasTouch Brothers fresh off his viral speech on the House Floor to discuss how Democrats can make government work for the American people, while the GQP seeks to distract with Dr. Seuss and other culture war non-issues. The brothers also ask him the question on everyone’s mind: will the Democratic rising star run for Ohio’s open Senate seat in 2022? The brothers discuss Jordy’s #ThirstTrap photos on social media, the passage of the historic American Rescue Plan, and mock a certain sad, pathetic loser who is currently sitting alone, locked away in his Florida resort. Later, the brothers discuss GQP voter suppression efforts and round out the show with a brand new edition of the new fan-favorite segment ‘Hate Mail.’ Thank you for listening to the MeidasTouch Podcast! New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday. Please share this podcast with a friend and rate us 5 stars on the Apple Podcasts app!
01:01:45
March 12, 2021
"Please Excuse My Brevity" with Akim Aliu
Professional hockey player Akim Aliu tells his deeply personal immigrant story and discusses how he confronted and spoke out against racism in the world of professional hockey, using his voice to co-found the Hockey Diversity Alliance and make substantial change regarding racial justice and racial equity in the NHL. The MeidasTouch brothers also chat about Oprah's special with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and backlash Jordy received regarding a tweet he made about the British Royal Family, the historic passage of the COVID relief bill, GQP members fleeing political office, a bizarre Lindsey Graham interview, read off the latest hate mail and more! This is an episode you won't want to miss. Thank you for making the MeidasTouch Podcast one of the top podcasts in all of North America! Please tell a friend, share this episode on social media, and rate us 5-stars in the Apple Podcasts app!
01:02:52
March 9, 2021
Combating Neanderthal Disinformation with Ali Velshi
MSNBC host Ali Velshi joins the MeidasTouch Podcast to discuss his experiences being attacked, literally and figuratively by the Trump Administration, the responsibility and role of journalists in a post-Trump world and ways we can combat dangerous disinformation. The brothers also discuss promising updates with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, updates on key legislation making its way to the Senate, the faux outrage about Dr. Seuss and why the Neanderthal caucus cries “cancel culture” to hide the fact that they are actively hurting America — and much more! You can watch Ali Velshi’s MSNBC show Velshi on Saturdays and Sundays from 8-10am EST and you can catch him on The Last Word on Fridays at 10pm ET. New episodes of the MeidasTouch Podcast are released every Tuesday and Friday! Please consider sharing this podcast with a friend and giving us a 5-star rating in the Apple Podcasts app!
01:07:12
March 5, 2021
Protecting Democracy with Rep. Eric Swalwell
Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) joins the show to discuss QPAC AKA the January 6th Reunion, the need to abolish the filibuster to deliver for the American people and fight GQP voter suppression and the Democrats' priorities for the next couple of years. The brothers also break down the new Georgia voter suppression bill HB 351, the complicity of the Hyatt in hosting a neo-nazi conference at one of their properties, updates with President Biden's work to reunite families who were separated by cruel Trump-era policies and the latest on the confirmation of Merrick Garland.  Thank you for making The MeidasTouch Podcast a huge success! Please continue to share this podcast with a friend and rate us 5 stars on the Apple Podcasts app!
01:04:20
March 2, 2021
Free Reality Winner: The Case to #BringRealityHome From Those Who Know Her Best
On June 3rd, 2017, a young woman from small town Texas named Reality Winner was arrested after leaking an intelligence report about Russian interference in the 2016 elections. The MeidasTouch brothers sit down for an exclusive interview with Reality’s mother, sister, and a #BringRealityHome advocate to tell the in-depth story of Reality’s life, from gifted student & decorated Air Force veteran to being imprisoned by the Trump Department of Justice. You can sign the Official Reality Winner Clemency Petition to President Biden here.
01:06:33
March 1, 2021
The Meidas Brothers Reunite with their High School Social Studies Teacher
It’s a very special show! The Meidas Brothers reunite with their high school US history to reveal all about the brothers’ past. BUT FIRST! The brothers kick off the show by delving into the new information about the various investigations into the Trump family and the deafening silence of Donald Trump Jr. after his recent deposition in DC. They also highlight the anniversary of some of the horrific COVID takes by Trump administration officials, which led us to where we are today. Then, the brothers connect with Mr. Buchman, their high school history teacher, and discuss the brothers’ days on Long Island and the importance of a civics education and the need for objective truth. Mr. Buchman also reveals the shocking video Brett made for the class back in the day! The brothers wrap up the show with updates on the COVID relief bill and the Equality Act, and expose the racism, misogyny and double standards of the opposition to President Biden’s cabinet nominees and how to deal with Senator Joe Manchin. Thanks for making the MeidasTouch Podcast a top podcast in North America! Please share this show with a friend and rate us 5-stars on the Apple Podcasts app. New episodes every Tuesday and Friday!
01:00:50
February 26, 2021
The GOP are Whiny Muppet Babies with Malcolm Nance
The MeidasTouch Brothers check in with each other and reveal the latest with the rumored MeidasTouch Calendar before talking about the plans for the upcoming gathering of insurrectionists at QPAC 2021! QPAC "cancels" one of their guests for reprehensible statements while revolving their convention around the most reprehensible man in America, Donald Trump, and continuing to promote the Big Lie. The brothers then dig into the latest crisis in GQP circles – THE MUPPETS – before breaking down AG nominee Merrick Garland's hearing. Next, the brothers are joined by intelligence expert and best-selling author Malcolm Nance to discuss the January 6th insurrection and the ongoing threat of the GQP. The brothers conclude by teaching the media how to handle seditionists who come on their talk shows before giving you the latest news updates of the week from the storm in Texas and the Biden administration.  You can buy Malcolm Nance's book The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It anywhere books are sold! Thank you for making the MeidasTouch Podcast one of the top podcasts in North America! Please share it with a friend and remember to rate us 5-stars on the Apple Podcast app to help us continue to climb the charts!
01:00:47
February 23, 2021
Goodbye #CanCruz with Miles Taylor
Welcome back to another edition of the MeidasTouch Podcast! On today's show, we wonder WTF Ted Cruz was thinking when he abandoned Texas during one of the state's worst humanitarian crises in history to vacation in Cancun. We talk about the devastation in Texas caused by the abject failure on Republican leadership and the seemingly superhuman powers of their favorite boogeyman AOC. Next, we have an incredible conversation with former Homeland Security Chief of Staff Miles Taylor and co-founder of RePAIR and get the inside scoop on what happened inside the Trump administration, and discuss if there is any hope for the GOP after their descent into total fascism and destruction. Finally, we wrap up with a recap of the latest news! Thank you for making the MeidasTouch Podcast one of the top podcasts in all of North America! Please tell a friend and rate this podcast 5-stars to help us continue to climb the charts!
54:00
February 19, 2021
The End of the GOP with Joe Walsh
The Meidas Brothers kick off the show by discussing a fan-suggested 'Men of Meidas' calendar before heading into the more serious news of the week: the acquittal of Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. The brothers recount that stressful day and debate the merits of the Democrats' decision not to call witnesses. They then answer the question: where do we go from here? The brothers then welcome former Republican Joe Walsh to the show to discuss the future of the Republican Party. The Meidas Brothers then break down the latest with the Biden agenda before welcoming Adrianne and Aaron Kautz, the founders of One Fresh Pillow, for a special new segment called Citizen Change. You can listen to Joe Walsh's radio show on the Gab Radio Network by clicking here. Buy your own One Fresh Pillow here and make sure to follow their Twitter account for some of the best content on social media. Thank you for making this show one of the top shows in North America! Share it with a friend and be sure to give us a 5-star rating!
01:00:52
February 16, 2021
Whistleblowers with Rebekah Jones and Stephanie Wolkoff
It's the whistleblower episode! The Meidas Brothers catch you up on the latest with the Senate Impeachment trial. They then welcome Geographer Rebekah Jones, who gained notoriety after being fired for calling attention to the corruption of Governor Ron DeSantis' COVID data. The brothers then discuss the criminal investigations into Donald Trump in the state of Georgia. Later, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, former best friend and advisor to Melania Trump, joins the show and shares never-before-heard tapes of the former First Lady. As the brothers wrap up the show, they welcome Heather Gardner who announces her new Meidas Media Network original series, "The Divided State of America with Heather Gardner." Watch the debut episode here! Buy Stephanie Winston Wolkoff's book, Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady anywhere books are sold. Thank you for making the MeidasTouch Podcast the top podcast in North America on the PodBoard100 Charts! Please keep up the momentum by sharing this podcast with a friend and giving us a 5-star rating!
01:08:00
February 12, 2021
D-List Impeached President with Tom Arnold
The Meidas Brothers start the show with an update about our victory in our lawsuit against QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. They then discuss the results of the #TeamBrett vs. #TeamBen Twitter poll regarding COVID relief checks and Brett breaks out his best Bernie Sanders impression. The brothers discuss the importance of raising the minimum wage and the popularity of Biden's proposals and actions – in spite of GQP quackery. Next, the Meidas Brothers welcome on comic, actor and host of the Off Topic with Tom Arnold Podcast, Tom Arnold, to dish on the Trump Russia tapes, Trump losing his slipper at the Playboy mansion, Jerry Falwell Jr's predatory behavior, his battle with Mark Burnett and more. The brothers wrap up the show by bringing you the latest on all things impeachment as the Senate trial kicks off. A special thanks to our friends at C-SPAN for sponsoring this show! Watch complete coverage of the Senate trial — from this week’s opening arguments to the Senate’s vote to acquit or convict – LIVE and unfiltered on C-SPAN2, c-span.org or on the FREE C-SPAN Radio app. Please consider rating this podcast 5-stars on Apple Podcast if you enjoy the show and help us continue to climb the charts!
01:24:42
February 9, 2021
Guardians of the Democracy with Scaramucci and Rep. Gomez
What. A. Show. Today, the brothers kick things off by punching back at dumb fact checks, before talking about the GOP's complete capitulation to QAnon. Next, the Meidas Brothers welcome Rep. Jimmy Gomez, a Democrat from CA's 34th district, who famously drafted the resolution to expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Rep. Gomez also gives his raw and harrowing recounting of his experience in the Capitol during the January 6th attack. The brothers then bring you the latest with the Biden administration, and Ben and Brett debate the merits of targeted stimulus checks. Are you #TeamBen or #TeamBrett? Later, the brothers have a raw and honest interview with former White House Communications Director and Founder of SkyBridge Capital Anthony 'The Mooch" Scaramucci Listen to Scaramucci's new podcast MoochFM anywhere you get podcasts If you like the show, remember to subscribe and give us a 5-star rating! As always, share your thoughts with us on social @Meidastouch.
01:24:40
February 5, 2021
The Self-Flagellation of the GOP with Michael Cohen
The Meidas Brothers begin the show by talking about being attacked by far right Breitbart and the hate mail that ensued. They then discuss nobody’s favorite, Lil’ Stephen Lawson, who infamously did not make a name for himself as he drove Looting Kelly Loeffler’s campaign into the ground. Now, Lawson is ready to take his lack of skills to a new PAC with the goal of tearing down the non-existent candidacy of Stacy Abrams. Meanwhile, the GOP is engaging in an all out assault on voting rights. The brothers then discuss that phenomenon of the #PsakiBomb! After, they discuss their frustration with so-called “progressive” chaos agents who possess zero understanding about how government works, and psychotic forces at work on the right trying to derail President Biden’s Agenda. Ben breaks down the process of reconciliation and explains how this can help the Dems pass legislation with a simple majority. Next, the brothers bring you the latest on impeachment and discuss the coup in Myanmar. Michael Cohen, former Trump fixer and attorney and host of the Mea Culpa Podcast, joins the program to discuss the GOP’s support of QAnon, whether he will be appearing at the impeachment trial, and the criminal investigations into Trump. The brothers then end the show by talking about the anti-vaxxers disrupting vaccine distribution across the country, before getting an update from Jordy on his recent appointment with his allergist. If you like the MeidasTouch Podcast please consider giving us a 5-star rating in the Apple Podcasts app! New episodes every Tuesday and Friday!
01:13:30
February 2, 2021
Combating the Radical Right with Fred Guttenberg
The first week of the Joe Biden presidency is in the books! The Meidas Brothers kick off the show by revealing the elaborate ways they used to tease each other as kids. Next, the brothers break down the many accomplishments of President Joe Biden just one week in. The brothers discuss their latest initiatives to hold the insurrectionists accountable and bring you up-to-date on all things impeachment. They then move on to discuss the utterly depraved state of the GOP. Next, Fred Guttenberg, an activist against gun violence who lost his daughter Jaime in the Parkland shooting, joins the show to discuss the need for gun reform and the obstruction by the radical right. The brothers finish the show by discussing some absurdities in the news, like the fact that Mike Pence is homeless and couch surfing, and nutjobs who pretend to be Muslim and wear hijabs in order to avoid wearing masks. Really weird stuff.  Buy Fred Guttenberg's book Find The Helpers here. Learn more about Fred's foundation Orange Ribbons for Jaime here.
01:06:30
January 29, 2021
Don’t Mess with Democracy with Debra Messing
The Meidas Brothers kick off the show by discussing the Twitter poll that gripped America and crowned Jordy the fan favorite. They then talk the about fact that Stupid Season has returned to the media highlight the false-equivalencies that equate a GOP-led insurrection to President Biden wearing a nice watch, and the toxic framing of stories that pollutes our political discourse. The brothers then discuss how the GOP is broken beyond repair, after fully embracing fascism and the conspiracies of QAnon over American democracy. The Meidas Brothers then welcome the legendary actress, social justice advocate and host of The Dissenters Podcast Debra Messing to the program to discuss the need for accountability in our politics. Ben also breaks out his best Ricky Ricardo impression. The brothers close out the show by discussing the new $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Systems against Rudy Giuliani, the “redemption” tour of Dr. Deborah Birx, and decide whether or not they will sue Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene. Thank you for making the MeidasTouch Podcast one of the top podcasts in the world! Please rate this podcast 5 stars on the Apple Podcasts app and tell your friends to subscribe!
01:10:49
January 26, 2021
Biden’s Grace vs. Trump’s Disgrace with Beto O’Rourke and Ruth Ben-Ghiat
It's a big day! The Meidas Brothers celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and try to make sense of the sudden return to normalcy, as he who shall not be named leaves in utter disgrace. The brothers discuss highlights the Inauguration, including the breathtaking speech by Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. Former Congressman, Senate and Presidential Candidate, and founder of Powered by People Beto O'Rourke then joins the pod to discuss the work of his organization in Texas, the horrible human known as Ted Cruz, and the enduring legacy of the peaceful protests of Colin Kaepernick. The brothers then discuss the shattered reality of QAnon supporters before having a fascinating conversation with professor of history and Italian studies at New York University and Author of Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present, Ruth Ben-Ghiat. The brothers finish the show by showing more examples of the return to normalcy, including Thursday's press briefing with Dr. Anthony Fauci. Learn more about Beto O'Rourke's organization Powered by People here: https://poweredxpeople.org/ Buy Ruth Ben-Ghiat's book here: https://wwnorton.com/books/strongmen
01:24:57
January 22, 2021
Trump’s Last Day with Mary Trump, Matthew Cooke and Matt Rosengart
The Meidas Brothers kick off the show by digging up evidence of each others failed career as rappers. Yes, you read that right. They then discuss how Trump's domestic terrorists are now begging for pardons. The brothers then welcome clinical psychologist and niece to Donald Trump, Mary Trump, onto the program to discuss the future of the Trump family, our country and how we break half the country from the spell of dangerous disinformation. Ben also shows Mary his best Donald impression. Next, the brothers welcome Matt Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor with intimate knowledge of the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to discuss how we can codify our past norms regarding the transition process, which have now been completely violated by Donald Trump, into law. The brothers finish the show by speaking with Matthew Cooke, whose video 'A Wake Up Call to Republicans' took the internet by storm over the past few days.  Thank you for making the MeidasTouch Podcast a top podcast in the United States! Please make sure you are subscribed and rate this podcast 5 stars!
01:27:51
January 19, 2021
Ted Lieu, Rapaport, and the Meidas Brothers on the Failed Coup
Ben and Brett begin the show by holding an intervention for Jordy. The brothers then interview Rep. Ted Lieu fresh off the House floor to discuss Trump's second impeachment and the shocking allegations regarding the potential involvement of the Congressman's peers in the attack. Michael Rapaport sits down for an unfiltered chat and discusses his dream scenario for the Trump family once they are kicked out of the White House. The brothers then finish the show by reading some "fan mail" they received regarding the holiday cards they sent their supporters. Make sure you subscribe to the MeidasTouch Podcast so you don't miss an episode! New episodes every Tuesday and Friday. Listen to the I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST at Luminary.link/RAPAPORT
01:15:16
January 15, 2021
Sedition, Consequences and Jordy's Turtleneck with Juliette Kayyem
The Meidas Brothers kick off the show by discussing one of the most pressing issues of the week: Jordy and PurseGate. They then get down to business and discuss Trump's social media ban, impeachment and the pathetic Republican and right-wing media response in the aftermath of the domestic terrorist attack at the U.S. Capitol. Juliette Kayyem, CNN National Security Analyst and Former Assistant Homeland Security Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs under President Obama,  joins us to discuss how we should deal with right wing radicalization. We then finish the show by taking your questions! Thanks to you the MeidasTouch Podcast is a top 40 news podcast in the United States! Please continue to spread the word and give this podcast 5 stars. You can read Juliette Kayyem's latest article right now in The Atlantic.
01:09:45
January 12, 2021
Emergency Podcast: Trump Attacks America
The Meidas Brothers fired up the microphones to deliver you this very special emergency podcast to cover the insane, disgraceful, treasonous and seditious acts that have occured in the past 48 hours. They also found some time to make fun of Kelly Loeffler's former campaign aide. 
01:00:43
January 8, 2021
Deprogramming the MAGA Cult with Diane Benscoter
MeidasTouch co-founder and civil rights attorney Ben Meiselas interviews Diane Benscoter an expert in cult behavior and in deprogramming members of a cult. Benscoter discusses how MAGA exhibits the classic traits of cult behavior and how to best engage with MAGA supporters to help them exit the MAGA cult with dignity.
35:27
October 23, 2020