The MeidasTouch Podcast
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.
Zoomed In Series Premiere: DeSantis Derangement and Defending Democracy with MeidasTouch
Welcome to Zoomed In, a podcast designed to uplift the next generation of voices all around the country hosted by Gen Z activists Jack Cocchiarella and Aaron Parnas. During today’s inaugural episode, Jack and Aaron discuss the big government takeover by Ron DeSantis, Twitter’s ban of Marjorie Taylor Greene, and the Biden Bipartisan Infrastructure bill. Later in the episode, Jack and Aaron sit down with the Brett, Jordy, and Ben from MeidasTouch to talk about how young people can get involved in the Meidas grassroots movement to keep America blue in 2022. New episodes of the new Meidas Media original Zoomed In will be released every Wednesday. Initial episodes will live on the MeidasTouch Podcast channel (right here!) and then the show will move over to its own channel. Stay tuned for updates!
August 11, 2021
Battle for the Soul with Edward-Isaac Dovere and Grant Stern
On today's episode, the brothers sit down with TWO incredible guests: Edward-Isaac Dovere & Grant Stern. Isaac is an award winning journalist, lead political correspondent for The Atlantic & author of his new book, Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats' Campaigns to Defeat Trump. Dovere provides an incredibly unique perspective as someone who had traveled alongside the 26 Democratic Party candidates as they were battling it out for the Presidential nomination. Grant Stern is a renowned independent journalist, author and Executive Editor for Occupy Democrats and TheSternFacts.com. Stern was recently forcibly removed from a Kevin McCarthy presser for asking about the Capitol insurrection commission. The conversations are rounded out by the brothers discussing the latest COVID mandates, infection updates and how children are now being put at risk due to political posturing from the GQP. Lastly, the brother's discuss former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and his bombshell testimony over the weekend which included "frightening" information about what had occurred at the Justice Department during the waning days of the Trump administration. If you enjoyed today's episode please be sure to rate, review and subscribe and as always THANK YOU for listening! Buy MeidasTouch Merch here! Subscribe to KREMLIN FILE!
August 10, 2021
Legal AF: Episode 17
The leading weekly law and politics podcast -- LegalAF -- produced by MeidasTouch and hosted by MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, is back for another hard-hitting, thought-provoking look at this week’s most compelling developments at the intersection of law and politics, aka Episode 17. The hosts first bring their healthy-brand of skepticism to the $10mm “wrongful death” suit to be filed by the family of January 6th insurrectionist Ashli Babbitt. Next, Ben and Popok bring the LAF listeners fully up to speed on the trials and tribulations of New York’s “Love Governor” Andrew Cuomo accused by 11 (!) former (and current) female employees of sexual misconduct. Then, the hosts explore SCOTUS’ recent attack on the CDC’s nationwide residential eviction ban, and the Garland DOJ’s intervention to oppose the Realtors’ efforts to overturn a limited CDC eviction moratorium based on rising Delta data. Talking about the Delta variant, Ben and Michael first examine the legality of Florida Governor DeSantis’ ban of vaccine passports and its impact on the cruise industry, and his ban on mandatory masks for school children even in the face of rising infection and death rates among children in his state. The Analysis Friends then drill down on Texas’ Governor Abbott’s attempts to interfere with the federal government’s “supreme” power to regulate immigration and transport (and detain) immigrants by claiming some feigned concern with the spread of COVID by immigrants, while simultaneously banning face masks and undermining vaccination in his state. Episode 17 ends with a sobering discussion about the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (“JASTA”) federal case filed this past week in New York by 115 “Gold Star” families against major global banks for allegedly profiting from terrorist organizations and governments banking with them, and thereby helping to fund attacks on Americans. Special Easter Egg and Programming Note: Ben gives Popok and the listeners the good news that “Legal AF” is leaving the “MeidasTouch Podcast” nest and moving to its own Medias-produced podcast channel starting with next Sunday’s episode.
August 08, 2021
The Fight for Democracy with U.S. Senate Candidate Malcolm Kenyatta
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with current Pennsylvania state representative and U.S. Senate hopeful, Malcolm Kenyatta. During the interview, Rep. Kenyatta discusses voting rights, a centerpiece of his campaign and his 8-point democracy plan. Additionally, the team talks through the performative politics that are being played by the GQP’s leaders. The episode is rounded out by a thoughtful discussion around red-state governors who are failing their constituents at every turn, as well as Tucker Carlson’s utterly head scratching trip to Hungary. If you enjoy today’s episode, please be sure to rate, review and subscribe. As always, thank YOU for listening! Follow Malcolm Kenyatta on Twitter here. Shop Grove Collaborative here. Get Meidas Merch here.
August 06, 2021
KREMLIN FILE Sneak Peek: Masha Gessen, the rise of Putin
MeidasTouch is proud to bring you a sneak peek of our new original series, KREMLIN FILE. For more episodes, subscribe to KREMLIN FILE wherever you get podcasts. Hosted by renowned researcher Olga Lautman and political activist Monique Camarra, KREMLIN FILE takes audiences on a riveting journey through the rise of Putin and the spread of authoritarianism across the globe and into the Trump White House. Featuring interviews with Masha Gessen, Yuri Felshtinsky, Bill Browder, and Craig Unger, Season One dives head first into Putin’s Russia and their ongoing active measures campaign around the world. New episodes drop Thursdays beginning August 5th 2021. Subscribe here or wherever you listen to podcasts for more episodes! Meidas Media + bunker crew ————————————— About this Episode: Masha Gessen, the rise of Putin Olga and Mo journey back to the 90’s with Russian-born journalist Masha Gessen who describes their odd introduction to Vladimir Putin by way of Saint Petersburg and beyond https://www.KremlinFile.com Masha's twitter: @mashagessen Olga's twitter: @OlgaNYC1211 Mo's twitter: @MoniqueCamarra Meidas Media + bunker crew
August 05, 2021
Branding the GOP with Rachel Bitecofer
On today’s episode, the brothers sit down with elections analyst and the founder of the new organization StrikePac, Rachel Bitecofer. Bitecofer was recognized for predicting the size of the "Blue Wave" in the 2018 United States midterm elections much earlier than other forecasters. Her prediction was one of the most accurate of the cycle. During the interview, the team drills deep into big ‘B’ Branding and why it’s so important for the left to champion pro-democracy messaging. The conversation then shifts gears as the brothers discuss the latest updates around Lindsey Graham’s COVID diagnosis as well as the uptick in vaccinations across the country. Finally, the brothers chat about the potential of an "insurrection part 2" and how everyday Americans can do their part in combating the radical right. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please be sure to rate, review and subscribe. As always, thank YOU for listening!
August 03, 2021
Legal AF: Episode 16
The leading law and politics podcast — MeidasTouch’s Legal AF — is back and coming in hot with special guest attorney Sam Yebri (samforLA.com). On its Sweet 16 episode, MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok interview Sam, who’s running a #MeidasMighty-style, progressive, grassroots campaign to represent LA’s 5th District on its City Council. Sam, Ben and Popok discuss his campaign and approach to addressing and solving LA’s homeless crisis. After a brief interlude where Ben welcomes Popok back with open arms from his summer holiday, the hosts get back to their brand of hard-hitting analysis Legal AF listeners have come to expect. First up, Ben and Michael examine how various federal courts are addressing COVID-19 policies, from Florida’s sinking the CDC mandates for the cruise ship industry with the help of a flip-flopping 11th Circuit, to a Trump-appointee Indiana federal judge upholding a university’s decision to mandate vaccination for its students. Then, the hosts do a deep dive into Attorney General Merrick Garland’s recent decisions to: (a) deny Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks request to have the United States substitute in as the defendant in the case brought against him for inciting the January 6th attack on the Capitol, and (b) issue new DOJ policy supporting the First Amendment and preventing prosecutors from seizing journalists records except in extraordinary circumstances. Ben and Popok round out the episode with a look at yet another Former 45 courtroom loss. This week, the Second Circuit soundly rejected the Trumps’ attempt to force into private arbitration a class action suit brought against Former 45, Eric and Ivanka for endorsing a "multi-level marketing" "get rich quick scheme" run by ACN, allegedly causing tens of millions in losses. Ben and Popok scratch their heads over Trump et al.’s wacky decision to argue, in effect, that the Trumps were so close to ACN (and its alleged fraud scheme) that the Trumps should get the benefit of the arbitration agreement between ACN and its customers. Easter Egg Alert: Ben bans Popok from any future days off! Subscribe to the MeidasTouch Podcast for more episodes and remember to give the show a 5-star review!
August 01, 2021
DIY Democracy with Lauren Windsor & Walter Masterson
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast. the brothers sit down with TWO incredible guests and do-it-yourself democracy warriors, Lauren Windsor & Walter Masterson. Lauren, who is also a Creator/EP of a political reporting web-show TheUndercurrent.tv, sits down with us to discuss what it’s like going undercover and exposing the GQP politicians on their own turf. As you may remember, Lauren was most recently in the news for asking Matt Gaetz directly to his face if he is a pedophile, a question which seemingly went unanswered. Prior to Lauren’s interview, we chat with the hilarious Walter Masterson. Masterson, who takes more of a comedic approach when behind enemy lines, talks about his own viral moment with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene & Matt Gaetz. The remainder of the conversation is rounded out by the brothers discussing the latest infrastructure updates, new mask mandates and much, much more. If you enjoyed today’s episode please be sure to rate, review and subscribe. As always, thank YOU for listening! Follow Walter on Twitter @waltermasterson and follow Lauren on Twitter @lawindsor Get your Meidas Merch here!
July 30, 2021
Building a Democratic Coalition with Scott Dworkin
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with co-founder & executive director of The Democratic Coalition and host of the Dworkin Report podcast, Scott Dworkin. Scott discusses everything from pioneering the online movement of The Resistance to tangible strategies Democrats can utilize in order to win in 2022 and beyond. The conversation then shifts as the brothers discuss why the GQP is rooting against the U.S. Olympic Teams, vaccination efforts of southern states and of course the viral sensation #MontanaMan. If you enjoy today’s episode please be sure to rate, review & subscribe. As always, thank YOU for listening! You can follow Scott Dworkin on Twitter here. Follow The Democratic Coalition here. Buy Meidas Merch here.
July 27, 2021
Trump Ally INDICTED in Illegal UAE Lobbying Scheme with Guest Elie Honig
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with CNN Senior Legal Analyst, former federal and state prosecutor & bestselling author Elie Honig. During the interview the brothers and Elie discuss everything from their hilarious familial connections to a deep dive into the latest legal news involving Tom Barrack (a long time Trump associate & confidant). Elie goes on to discuss how much damage Bill Barr has done to this country along with which outstanding political issues are keeping him up at night. The conversation then shifts gears as the brothers discuss the latest updates on the January 6 commission and why Speaker Pelosi made the correct decision by rejecting insurrectionists Jim Jordan & Jim Banks from participating in the bipartisan panel. Finally, the episode concludes with the brother’s discussing the latest updates around vaccine promotion from the most unlikely of sources while hypothesizing the rationale behind this sudden change of messaging from a party that has been actively trying to kill their constituents. If you enjoyed today’s episode please be sure to subscribe, rate and review. Thank YOU for listening! Buy Elie Honig's's book here! Shop Meidas Merch here!
July 23, 2021
Taking a Doocy with Rep. Eric Swalwell
On today's episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with Congressman Eric Swalwell of California’s 15th Congressional District. During the interview, the team takes a deep dive into the new and expanded edition of Congressman Swalwell’s book, #Endgame: Inside the Impeachment of Donald Trump, which takes you behind the scenes of the January 6th Insurrection. Congressman Swalwell dishes on what it’s like associating with his “performative” GQP colleagues, the response around the upcoming January 6th commission from the radical right & the status of his lawsuit against Mo Brooks, Rudy Giuliani and the Trump family. The conversation is rounded out with the brothers talking about their latest viral moment involving Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz, which was assisted by the comedic genius of Walter Masterson. Finally the brothers talk about what the heck a “Fox Clear Pass” is and the overall hypocrisy of Fox “News.” If you enjoyed today’s episode please be sure to rate, review and subscribe to The MeidasTouch Podcast. Thank YOU for listening! Pre-order the expanded edition Rep. Swalwell's book Endgame here. Buy Meidas Merch here.
July 20, 2021
Prosecute Trump with Tristan Snell who Prosecuted Trump
On today's episode, the brothers sit down with former Assistant Attorney General of New York State, Tristan Snell. Tristan’s work includes successes in some of the most high-profile litigation matters of the last 15 years -- leading the prosecution of Trump University, leading a trial team in the Broadcom/Qualcomm patent litigation, and negotiating landmark deals with everyone from Chase to Walmart. During the conversation, the group discusses everything from the latest updates involving Weisselberg & the Trump Organization to Tristan's background as one of the most prestigious legal minds in the world. The brothers then shift gears and discuss the latest situation around Tennessee's anti-vax agenda to the overall demented behavior from the lawless GQP. Finally, the brothers cover the bombshell comments made by General Mark Milley and discuss just how close we were to a full blown authoritarianism regime taking power. If you enjoyed today's episode, please be sure to rate, review and subscribe! Thank YOU for listening :) Learn more about Tristan's work at MainStreet.law Buy Meidas Merch only at store.meidastouch.com
July 16, 2021
Arrest Trump Now with Toby Morton
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with comedy writer and accidental activist, Toby Morton. Toby dishes on his latest drama involving sitting congresswoman, Lauren Boebert and how he got involved in pursuing political activism through the creation of a network of parody campaign websites exposing candidates attacking our democracy. The brothers then shift gears and discuss the ridiculous CPAC event over the weekend, the list of speakers and just how dangerous and damaging their anti-vax rhetoric is for our country. Finally, the episode concludes with the team explaining our newest video ‘#ArrestTrumpNow’ as well as the tremendous reaction & support we’ve received from the MeidasMighty. As a reminder, NEW episodes of the podcast drop every Tuesday & Friday - thank YOU for listening! You can visit Toby's latest website at TheLaurenBoebert.com. Get your Meidas Merch NOW at store.meidastouch.com
July 13, 2021
Indict Trump with Richard Signorelli, Former Asst. US Attorney for the SDNY
On today’s episode, the brothers speak with Richard Signorelli, a former Assistant US Attorney of the Southern District of New York & current civil and criminal litigation attorney. During the interview, Richard and the brothers discuss the latest in Trump’s frivolous lawsuit against the big tech platforms and how Signorelli believes Mark Zuckerberg & Jack Dorsey will respond. Signorelli also touches on the epic downfall of the disgraced former Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, as only a New Yorker can, and gives his thoughts as an insider on the Trump Organization indictments. The brothers then shift gears and discuss the latest GQP talking points, specifically around their pro-death, anti-vax agenda. Finally, the conversation is rounded out with updates on Tucker Carlson’s NSA saga and how much trouble the bone-headed TV personality has found himself in. Be sure to tune in every Tuesday & Friday for NEW episodes of The MeidasTouch Podcast and if you have a moment today please be sure to give this show a 5-star rating and review!
July 09, 2021
Loser-Palooza and the Arizona GQP with Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods
On today’s episode, the brothers pull back the curtain and give the play-by-play behind the ‘Loser-Palooza’ plane that flew above Trump’s rally in Sarasota, which made headlines all across the nation. We discuss how the idea was formed and what was going on behind the scenes as the plane was in the air. The conversation later shifts to other losers in Trump’s orbit blatantly admitting to Allen Weisselberg’s tax fraud & the latest updates with the Giuliani/Trump family rift. Later on in the show, we welcome Grant Woods, former Attorney General of Arizona & long time friend and aide of John McCain. The episode is finally rounded out with our fan favorite “Hate Mail” recap. Please be sure to subscribe, rate & review if you enjoy our podcast and as always, thank YOU for listening! Today's episode is made possible by our friends at Stamps.com! Hit the microphone on the top right of the site and use our promo code MEIDAS and get a free 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale – with no long-term commitments or contracts.
July 06, 2021
Special Edition: MeidasTouch Presents 'Legal AF', Episode 15
On this very special 4th of July episode (No. 15) of Legal AF, MeidasTouch’s Sunday law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok examine Chief Justice Roberts continued assault on fairness in the election funding and voting process. First, Ben—podcasting from "outer space"—and a very terrestrial Popok explore the Supreme Court’s right-wing majority and Justice Alito’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and the 15th Amendment, in finding that Arizona’s new voter suppression laws making mail in voting harder, and disenfranchising accidental wrong precinct voting, are constitutional. Ben also observes that Alito’s "five factor" analysis to be used in future VRA cases addressing the time, method and means of voting, is not only "made up," but will be used to kill what’s left of the law the next time around. Popok gives Ben a “Pop” quiz on which chief justice from 200+ years ago set the course for how the Supreme Court operates today. Next, the LAF co-hosts dissect Chief Justice Roberts’ majority decision finding that California’s attempts to regulate charity fraud through disclosure of major donors is overbroad and violative of the First Amendment and its freedom of association clause, allowing even more dark money to flood into our electoral system. The co-hosts round out the Supreme Court review with a look at decisions this term that address social rather than political and electoral issues, including a decision to leave in place a lower court’s ruling that discriminating against transgender people by forcing them to not use the bathroom that aligns with their identity violates the 14th Amendment and Title IX. SCOTUS' inconsistent approach to social and religious issues this term is also discussed. Next up, a topic of the LAF law school students have been waiting for: Cosby and the 5th Amendment, where Ben and Michael respectfully disagree on what Cosby was promised by prosecutors before he sat for a civil deposition, and debate whether the 5th Amendment is more important than any one celebrity defendant, no matter his crimes. And of course, no LAF podcast would be complete without a hard look at NY’s indictment of the Trump Organization and its long-time CFO on 15 counts of tax fraud, the existence of a Trump “second set of books,” and what it may mean for the Former 45 and family in the near term. Easter Egg Alert: Back by popular demand, more Popok Paper Crumpling!
July 04, 2021
Trump Organization INDICTED and Behind the Ad with Manny Oliver
Let's get right into it. Today we're dissecting the criminal charges brought against the Trump Organization and its Chief Financial Officer, Allen Weisselberg. From there, we shift gears and discuss Kevin McCarthy's latest statements threatening to strip GOP members of their committee assignments if they accept an offer from Nancy Pelosi to serve on the January 6 commission. Next, the brothers round out the conversation by mocking Tucker Carlson and his shameless claim that the NSA is "spying" on him. The conversation later shifts as the brothers have a very special guest, Manny Oliver. Oliver is the father of Joaquin Oliver, who was killed in the Parkland shooting. He and his wife Patricia are the founders of Change the Ref, an organization that uses urban art and nonviolent creative confrontation to empower young activists and expose the effects of the mass shooting pandemic in our country. Manny and Change the Ref recently produced a powerful viral video called Lost Class in which they duped David Keene, former president of the NRA and gun rights advocate John Lott into giving a commencement speech in Las Vegas in front of 3,044 empty chairs, representing students who would not make it to graduation this year due to gun violence. Please be sure to tune in every Tuesday & Friday for NEW episodes of The MeidasTouch Podcast.
July 02, 2021
Indictment Watch 2021 with Frank Figliuzzi, Former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence
On today’s episode, the brothers sit down with retired FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence, NBC News National Security Contributor & author of the book The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau's Code of Excellence, Frank Figliuzzi! During the conversation Frank discusses how Fox “News” is basically just Russian propaganda, Trump’s pathetic re-run rally in Ohio and the tangible threats Americans face with respect to another potential insurrection. Frank goes on to discuss the latest on Matt Gaetz, as well as why the right wing media continuously tries to undermine our law enforcement & military. The episode is rounded out by the brothers discussing the latest on the Bill Barr / Trump break-up saga and how Trump’s own family members are now distancing themselves from the former President. Yikes! Be sure to tune in every Tuesday & Friday for NEW episodes of The MeidasTouch Podcast’and if you have a moment today please rate this episode 5-stars and leave us a comment! Get your official Meidas Merch at store.meidastouch.com
June 29, 2021
Special Edition: MeidasTouch Presents 'Legal AF', Episode 14
On Episode 14 of LegalAF (#LAF), MeidasTouch’s Sunday law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, joined by special guest and sports law commentator, litigator and all-around savant, Dan Lust, "tackle" (pun intended) SCOTUS' antitrust attack on the NCAA and its illegal price-fixing and restraint of trade, and why the NCAA should be very worried by Kavanaugh’s dissent more than the majority opinion. Continuing the sports theme, Ben and Popok “bounce” ideas around with @SportsLawLust about SCOTUS and the "off campus" First Amendment rights of students, including the former cheerleader plaintiff. The hosts also wonder aloud if Chief Justice Roberts is trying to "hold" the center and uphold fundamental democratic values. Talking about the First Amendment, Ben and Popok next use their AF powers to "school" Governor DeSantis about his new "viewpoint diversity" laws for colleges and universities and discuss whether they are constitutional. Next up, Ben tosses a "softball" to Michael in discussing just why New York took the extraordinary step to immediately suspending Rudy Giuliani's bar license for fraud and false statements until it can consider more permanent sanctions. Then, the expanded "Analytic Friends" take a "deep dive" into Popok’s bold prediction that the Trump Organization (and maybe more) will be indicted next week by the Manhattan DA’s office, and he is forced to remind everyone what AF really stands for. To round out the segment, the co-hosts talk through what a contract "morals clause" is, and how it has led to New York cancelling all of its contracts with the Trump Organization. "Switching gears," the #LAF co-hosts take a look at the DOJ's first lawsuit filed to protect voting rights, this time against Georgia arguing that its new voter integrity (= voting suppression) laws aimed at making absentee ballots harder to "cast" is a not so veiled unconstitutional attack on Black voters and violates the Voting Rights Act. The leading case of Burger King v. McDonald’s French Fries is also briefly discussed. Finally, Ben and Michael "grapple" with the Chauvin sentencing. Easter egg alert: Ben creates a new “Popok-ian” movement leading Dan to chuckle and wonder aloud about whether squirrels are bi-partisan. (Not kidding).
June 27, 2021
Joe Trippi has the MeidasTouch
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with Joe Trippi, a veteran Democratic political consultant who ran both Howard Dean’s presidential campaign and Doug Jones’ 2017 upset Senate win in Alabama. During the interview, Trippi dissects the power of true grassroots movements and what it takes to break through the clutter in 2021. Trippi holds no punches as he talks about how too many political consultants do a disservice to the cause by relying too heavily on outdated political messaging methods.. The brothers round out the podcast discussing the latest on Rudy Giuliani no longer being allowed to practice law in New York, the latest with the infrastructure deal and the opening of a January 6th select committee to investigate the insurrection. Please make sure to rate & review this podcast and as always - thank YOU for listening!
June 25, 2021
Activism in the Post-Trump Era with Amy Siskind
On today's episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with activist, feminist, author and host of The Weekly List podcast, Amy Siskind. During the interview, Amy discusses her journey from Wall Street Executive to one of the most renowned activists in politics today. We discuss a myriad of topics from GOP voter suppression bills, to how we can hold our own accountable without sounding defeatist and dissect the role of activism in the post-Trump era. Amy also takes us through her experiences covering the Trump presidency and how frightened she truly was for democracy. The brothers then discuss some big Biden wins, our special Father's Day tribute video that made headlines across the world and of course the recent news about Trump suggesting that we should put COVID-positive Americans in Guantanamo Bay (seriously). Make sure you tune in every Tuesday & Friday for NEW episodes of the podcast and if you have a moment today please be sure to rate and review this episode! Thank you! Get your new Meidas Merch only at store.meidastouch.com!
June 22, 2021
Special Edition: MeidasTouch Presents 'Legal AF', Episode 13
On a “Baker’s Dozen” Episode of LegalAF (#LAF), MeidasTouch’s Sunday law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, first explore the House Judiciary's decision to open an investigation into the Former’s misuse of subpoena power against the media, Apple, and Democratic leaders. Next up, the Legal AF analysts drill down on 3 new SCOTUS decisions: (1) 9-0, affecting LGBTQ+ foster parent rights, (2) 8-1, addressing child slavery lawsuits against Nestlé under the Alien Tort Statute of 1789 (ATS); and (3) a 7-2 decision crafted by Justice Breyer confirming the constitutionality of Obamacare once and for all. Speaking of Breyer, Ben and Michael give their views on the growing #RetireBreyer movement seeking to have him step down before the midterms to given Biden a guaranteed SCOTUS pick. Walrus-alert: Ben and Popok discuss the DOJ’s decision to end both the criminal and civil cases against former National Security Advisor John Bolton for publishing a memoir which the Former did not like. Easter egg alert: Popok slips in a Hamilton: The Musical reference. Rounding out the podcast, the Analysis Friends discuss Biden’s decision to protect transgender and gay students under Title IX from discrimination and retaliation in higher education in response to 20 states attempting to ban transgender students from competing in sport. And no #LAF pod would be complete without Ben and Popok discussing some gun-toting political candidate, in this case the white St. Louis Republican attorneys who brandished guns and AR-15s when peaceful #BLM protestors marched past their wealthy enclave, and the husband’s decision to now run for the US Senate. Finally, and for added fun, Ben, perhaps listening too intently to a “supersonic dog siren,” forgets momentarily just which legal podcast he is actually hosting, prompting Popok to ask if Ben’s law partner (and host of another legal podcast) is renting space in Ben’s head.
June 20, 2021
Alyssa Milano on Warrior Instincts
On today’s very special episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with actor, producer, designer and renowned activist, Alyssa Milano! During the interview, Alyssa provides an update on the status of her potential congressional run and why her would-be opponent’s office has already pegged her as a radical liberal (spoiler alert - it’s because she supports basic democratic principles such as healthcare). The conversation deepens as the team discusses the divide in America today and real tangible solutions for how Democrats can combat the fascist republican party. The brothers go on to discuss President Joe Biden’s historic meeting with Putin, why the GQP roots for Russia, the latest on the Arizona “fraudit” and much, much more. Please remember to rate and subscribe this podcast and as always and thank you for listening! Remember to get your official pro-democracy MeidasTouch merch at store.meidastouch.com!
June 18, 2021
Special Edition: Rachel Meiselas Interviews Manhattan DA Candidate Lucy Lang
On today's SPECIAL EDITION of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers' younger sister, Rachel Meiselas, takes over! On this episode, Rachel sits down 1-on-1 with Lucy Lang. Lucy is running for District Attorney of Manhattan, and if elected, she will become the first female to ever hold the office. Rachel and Lucy talk about Lucy's platform, which focuses on ensuring that everyone touched by the criminal justice system is treated with dignity. As the leader of a national criminal justice reform organization and former assistant district attorney, Lucy has always recognized that the role of the District Attorney encompasses much more than prosecution; it requires deep consideration of communities, prevention, and rehabilitation. This is an empowering conversation that you won't want to miss! You can follow Rachel Meiselas on Twitter @RachelMeiselas Learn more about Lucy Lang's campaign at votelucylang.com.
June 16, 2021
Lev Remembers: Inside the Trump Cult with Lev Parnas
On today's episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with Lev Parnas and his attorney Joseph Bondy. During the interview, Lev takes us through his entire relationship with Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and the Trump inner circle. Lev reflects on his time in the Trump cult, how he ultimately broke free and how he got caught up in the "Trump-Ukraine Scandal." The brothers go on to discuss vaccination updates, Biden restoring America's place on the world stage and another Texas power grid failure that's potentially on the horizon. If you have a moment, please subscribe and rate the podcast and let's keep fighting for Democracy! Get your official MeidasTouch gear today only at store.meidastouch.com!
June 15, 2021
Special Edition: MeidasTouch Presents 'Legal AF', Episode 12
On Episode 12 of LegalAF (#LAF), MeidasTouch’s Sunday law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, explore the Garland Department of Justice (DOJ) three-ways, first tackling the recent revelations that Sessions and Barr, doing former 45’s bidding, created an enemies list and subpoenaed not only journalists’ phone, text and email records, but also targeted some of the highest ranking members of the US Congress, like Rep. Adam Schiff. Then, Ben and Popok analyze the DOJ’s return to muscular enforcement of the Voting Rights Act to prevent voter intimidation and minority discrimination against the 14 states that have recently passed voter suppression laws under the guise of “election integrity.” To round out the DOJ segment, the co-hosts discuss why on occasion the current DOJ feels compelled to continue to support some positions taken in court by Former’s DOJ, like the one seeking the dismissal of a defamation case brought against him arising out of a sexual assault. Next up, the “Analysis Friends,” take a deep dive into all things SCOTUS as this term comes to an end, including the eyebrow-raising 9-0 decision to deny a path to citizenship for the almost 500K people in the United States here under Temporary Protected Status program. SCOTUS’s decision to hear two (2) separate cases based on the government’s use of the “state secrets” defense also leads Ben and Michael to handicap the odds of the Court using the cases to weaken the defense (unlikely). After a brief tutorial on crypto currency like Bitcoin and why it's loved by the criminal underworld, and the power of the federal government to seek asset forfeiture of bitcoins used in ransomware attacks, the podcast brings this action-packed episode to a roaring conclusion by discussing whether MeidasTouch should go after Fox for refusing to air its January 6th insurrection ad on television, Popok challenges MeidasTouch’s “PAC-hood,” and Ben fires back!
June 13, 2021
How Democracies Die with Ruth Ben-Ghiat
On today’s episode, the brothers speak with NYU professor, historian, author and expert on authoritarianism & dictatorships, Ruth Ben-Ghiat. During the interview, the team discusses Ruth’s take on the January 6 insurrection, deprogramming the GQP cult and tangible solutions to stop the fascist tactics of the Republican Party. The brothers go on to talk about the need for a living wage, ludicrous QAnon/insurrectionist court defenses and much, much more. Jordy (me) writes these recaps, so I’d also like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRETT - I LOVE YOU BROTHA!! Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for NEW episodes of ‘The MeidasTouch Podcast!!! Right now, Freshly is offering our listeners $40 off your first two orders when you go to freshly.com/meidas! Do not miss out on this incredible offer. Buy Meidas Merch at store.meidastouch.com.
June 11, 2021
Fascist Echo Chamber Gatekeepers with Stuart Stevens
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with legendary ad maker, political consultant, veteran of 5 Republican Presidential Campaigns (including Mitt Romney in 2012) & now a member of The Lincoln Project, Stuart Stevens. Stevens and the team have an emotional conversation reflecting on how a party that Stevens spent his whole life supporting turned into a fascist cult essentially overnight. The episode is rounded out by the brothers dishing on the latest drama involving their Fox “News” ad buy, how the GQP continues to make mistake after mistake, the neverending frustration of a certain Senator from West Virginia, and it's all topped off by the fan-favorite segment, Hate Mail. Make sure you tune in every Tuesday & Friday for new episodes. If you have a moment today please rate the show 5 stars & leave a comment! Today's episode is made possible by our friends at Stamps.com! Hit the microphone on the top right of the site and use our promo code MEIDAS and get a free 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale – with no long-term commitments or contracts. Shop the latest Meidas Merch at store.meidastouch.com
June 08, 2021
Special Edition: MeidasTouch Presents 'Legal AF', Episode 11
On Episode 11 of LegalAF (#LAF), MeidasTouch’s Sunday law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, provide a sobering analysis of a California federal judge’s decision to overturn California’s 30-year old ban on assault weapons citing the overriding considerations of the Second Amendment (while comparing AR-15s to swiss army knives and Ford pickup trucks) and predict what the Supreme Court will likely do about it in a future term. Speaking of 30-year precedent going out the window, next the Legal Analysis Friends look at Coney Barrett’s first majority opinion scrapping the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act criminalizing most database breaches and why the composition of which justices joined together to make up the 6-3 majority is so bizarre. And on the topic of here today, possibly gone tomorrow, the Legal AF duo discuss the likely decision this week by SCOTUS to revisit next term (and possibly overturn) the use of affirmative action in higher education to create diverse student bodies. Next up, Ben and Popok take a hard look at former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and why his recent statements made at the Q-Anon convention (?!?) calling for the violent overthrow of the US government is not only a federal crime, but should lead to his court-martial and loss of his military pension to boot. No #LAF episode would be complete without a look at Former 45’s current legal troubles, this time his being sued along with Don Jr., Rudy and Rep. Mo Brooks by members of Congress, including Rep. Eric Swalwell, for violation of the KKK Act for inciting the January 6th insurrection. Ben and Michael also don’t pull any punches and share their jaundiced view of Trump’s efforts to argue that he enjoys “absolute immunity” from a civil suit since “it happened” while he was President. While they're at it, the #LAF hosts scratch their collective heads as to why on earth Rep. Mo Brooks would try to dodge the process server trying to serve him with the suit, as if that’s a good thing to do. To round out this hard-hitting, action-packed episode, Ben and Michael discuss if Matt Gaetz will also be hit with obstruction of justice charges for interfering with the federal investigation into his having sex with minors, and whether before he assumed the post, Postmaster General DeJoy committed federal election law crimes by illegally funneling money through his then employees to political candidates. And in a special “crossover” segment, the MeidasTouch Brothers visit #LegalAF and interview Matthew Modine running for the president of the labor union representing over 160,000 actors, artists, influencers, models and other media professionals, along with his running mate Joely Fisher, running for secretary treasurer.
June 06, 2021
Good News with Jason Kander and Edward-Isaac Dovere
On today’s episode, the brothers have TWO incredible guests lined up! First, the brothers sit down with best-selling author, attorney, United States Army veteran, and politician who served as the 39th Secretary of State of Missouri from 2013 to 2017 (as a Democrat) - Jason Kander. With his organization, Let America Vote, Jason is leading the fight against the anti-democratic voter restriction bills being passed across the country. The brothers & Jason discuss what people can do to push back against the GQP and their corrupt legislation. The following interview is with award-winning journalist, lead political correspondent for The Atlantic & author of his new book, Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats' Campaigns to Defeat Trump, Edward-Isaac Dovere. Dovere provides an incredibly unique perspective as someone who had traveled alongside the 27 Democratic Party candidates as they were battling it out for the Presidential nomination. The episode is rounded out with updates from the latest fake drama around #FauciEmails along with some GOOD NEWS to leave you feeling right heading into the weekend. Make sure you tune in every Tuesday & Friday for NEW episodes of The MeidasTouch Podcast. Make sure to get your Meidas Merch now at store.meidastouch.com!
June 04, 2021
Defending Democracy with Fred Wellman
On today’s special Memorial Day podcast edition, the brothers have an incredible interview with Fred Wellman, Executive Director of the Lincoln Project who served in the U.S. Army for 22-years as an aviator and public affairs officer, including four combat tours in Operation Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. We discuss what Memorial Day means to Fred, how Dems can use their power to influence real change and WTF is wrong with Sidney Powell and Michael Flynn. The episode also focuses on personal anecdotes of the deep ties to the Armed Forces within the Meidas family. Make sure you tune in every Tuesday and Friday for NEW episodes of The MeidasTouch Podcast! Get your Meidas Merch today at store.meidastouch.com
June 01, 2021
Special Edition: MeidasTouch Presents 'Legal AF', Episode 10
On Episode 10 of LegalAF (#LAF), MeidasTouch’s Sunday morning law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, examine why in Ben’s world the “scales of justice” (?) move so slowly (inside joke alert) while discussing the looming criminal indictment of the Trump Organization, Trump and his family by a New York state special grand jury based on Trump tax records obtained through a divided, 5-4 Supreme Court ruling. While Ben and Michael are at it, they discuss in detail the special qualities of the grand jury process in the American legal system. Of course, no #LAF podcast would be complete without a deep dive into Rudy Giuliani and his 18 cellphones and laptops about to be closely reviewed by a special master to be appointed by a federal judge to determine if any of the materials are protected by the attorney-client privilege from disclosure to the prosecutors investigating him for his role in the firing of the US Ukrainian ambassador. The “Legal Analysis Friends” next discuss former Ambassador Sondland’s attempts to have former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Federal government pay the $1.8 million in legal fees he racked up testifying to the House Intelligence Committee that Trump illegally withheld millions of dollars in US aid to Ukraine in order to force them to open an investigation into Joe Biden’s son Hunter during the Presidential election campaign, that later led to Trump firing the Ambassador. Hooded Justice and Velvet Hammer then turn their attention back to, where else, Florida, and explain why Governor DeSantis has the First Amendment and its protections exactly backward with his new law prohibiting social media companies, like Twitter, from banning (i.e. deplatforming) users for bad behavior like Trump. Ben then takes the #LAF listeners through the law of Presidential pardons leading to the SDNY prosecutors and judge having no choice but to drop Steve Bannon’s criminal prosecution arising out of his fraudulent “build the wall” charity. Finally, and ending on a “politics makes strange bedfellows” note, Ben and Popok discuss why the current Department of Justice is arguing in federal court that that even though Trump’s forcibly removing protestors from Lafayette Park to allow him to have a “clean” photo op on his way to a nearby church holding an (upside down) bible was a bad thing, a court should not interfere with decisions by the Executive Branch around how to provide security and protection to a sitting US president. Easter egg alert: Ben drops a little “Federalist Papers” knowledge on Popok, and Popok reminds Ben that scales of justice don’t move forward and back, wheels do. If you enjoy MeidasTouch Podcasts, please rate the show 5 stars on the Apple Podcasts app! Get your Meidas Merch at store.meidastouch.com.
May 30, 2021
Secrets with Noel Casler & Carol Loennig
On today’s episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with TWO very special guests. First up, the brothers talk with comedian, former The Apprentice staffer, and host of the Noel Casler Podcast, Noel Casler. As a staffer on the The Apprentice, Noel has all the inside knowledge of Trump, and gives his thoughts on Amazon's potential acquisition of The Apprentice tapes. Next up, the brothers have an incredibly insightful conversation with Carol Leonnig. Carol is a Washington Post investigative reporter who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for her reporting, which revealed the NSA's expanded spying on Americans. She is the author of the book Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service – a NYTimes Bestseller. Throughout the episode, the brothers also catch you up the January 6th Commission, the infrastructure bill, Texas concealing their true death count from the disastrous winter storm and much more. Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for new episodes of The MeidasTouch Podcast! LFG!! Through Memorial Day weekend, get a FREE 'Vaxxed' wristband with a purchase of $50 or more at store.meidastouch.com.
May 28, 2021
Charlie Sykes & Gregg Hurwitz take on the GQP
On today’s extended episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with Founder, Editor-at-Large of The Bulwark & best-selling author Charlie Sykes. Sykes and the brothers discuss the failings and bizarre behavior of today’s GQP and how the cover of traditional "conservative" values was merely a veneer hiding the seedy underbelly of the party. Next, the episode continues with the brothers discussing the repulsive philosophy of today’s GQP, the GQP's hatred of the U.S. Military, and debate who is the worst of the Millers–Stephen or Jason. Later on, the brothers touch base with another best-selling author & major ally of the resistance, Gregg Hurwitz. The team discusses ways to keep voters engaged for 2022 and beyond. Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for NEW episodes of The MeidasTouch Podcast! Check out Charlie's website The Bulwark here. You can buy Gregg's book Prodigal Son here. Buy the brand new MeidasTouch merch here.
May 25, 2021
Special Edition: MeidasTouch Presents 'Legal AF', Episode 9
On Episode 9 of Legal AF (#LAF), MeidasTouch's end-of-the week law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, examine the looming indictment of the Trump Organization by the joint prosecutor task force led by the NY AG and the Manhattan DA. Ben and Michael then reopen #LAF University Law School, and teach a mini-course on criminal statutes of limitation and how that may speed up the Trump indictment, unless a tolling agreement is entered into. The "Legal Analysis Friends" next take on the possibility that Florida Governor DeSantis will attempt to prevent the extradition of Trump back to New York, should he be indicted and what a Federal judge would say about that. Speaking of Florida and bizarre events, Legal AF takes a deep dive into the federal conviction and plea deal and cooperation of former Seminole County (FL) tax assessor and Congressman Matt Gaetz's main "bro," Joel Greenberg, and what it means for the likely indictment of Gaetz. Easter Egg alert: Ben and Popok explain why Greenberg was a "queen for a day" and it's not what you may think. Next up, the co-hosts discuss Sidney Powell and her misuse of fundraising money to pay for her personal legal defense against the defamation suit brought by Dominion Voting Systems. A LegalAF episode would not be complete without Ben getting special delight out of "Cyber Ninjas" and their inept "fraud-it" in Arizona, that is now leading to the State considering, ironically, throwing the 400 voting machines they examined because of possible corruption of the equipment by Cyber Ninjas. Finally, and in somber tones, Ben and Michael examine SCOTUS’s decision to revisit Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to choose under the guise of examining a Mississippi federal judge's decision to stay an anti-pro-choice law banning all abortions after 15 weeks. It is an ominous sign that a Republican majority court (6-3) is now doing a full-frontal assault on what had been a constitutionally-protected right of privacy. Please consider rating this podcast 5 stars on the Apple Podcasts app and share it with a friend! Get your pro-democracy Meidas Merch at store.meidastouch.com.
May 23, 2021
Rep. Marie Newman is Delivering for America
On this very special edition of the MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers have an incredibly insightful conversation with Illinois Congresswoman Marie Newman. During the interview, Congresswoman Newman holds back no punches as she lays out her pro-democracy platform–and what Democrats need to do to win in 2022. The conversation then evolves into discussions around LGBTQ+ rights, a topic very close to Congresswoman Newman’s heart & what it’s like having an office next to Marjorie Taylor Greene. Throughout the episode the brothers talk about the latest updates involving the Trump crime family, the January 6th commission vote & more! The episode concludes with a VERY special announcement with our friends at One Fresh Pillow! You're not going to want to miss this. Right now, Freshly is offering our listeners $40 off your first two orders when you go to freshly.com/meidas! Do not miss out on this incredible offer. Follow One Fresh Pillow here. Buy Meidas Merch at store.meidastouch.com.
May 21, 2021
Bakari Sellers and How We Remove Matt Gaetz and the GQP Basement Dwellers
On today’s episode, the brothers sit down with attorney and NYT bestselling author of the new book My Vanishing Country: A Memoir, Bakari Sellers. Sellers talks about everything from the latest updates in the Matt Gaetz/Joel Greenberg saga to policing in America – and what we can do to solve it. The brothers round out the episode discussing updates on the Arizona “audit,” a certain unhinged 2x impeached former president, the very real threat of the GQP, and how Democrats can grow their majority in the House in 2022. Make sure you tune in every Tuesday & Friday wherever you get your podcasts for new episodes of The MeidasTouch Podcast! For a limited time, when our listeners go to grove.co/meidastouch, you will get to choose a FREE gift with your first order of $30 or more. But you have to use our special code! Click here to get natural products you need for your home! Get your pro-democracy MeidasTouch Merch, Vaxxed wristbands and more here! Buy Bakari Sellers's book My Vanishing Country: A Memoir here!
May 18, 2021
Rick Wilson on How We Save Democracy
On this episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with political strategist, author and co-founder of The Lincoln Project, Rick Wilson. To begin the episode, the brothers chat about the recent CDC update relating to masks and which brother is known as the family “mask sniffer” (spoiler alert: it's Brett). During the interview with Rick, the brothers discuss the current state of the GQP, how everyday folks can fight to save democracy and who is the biggest coward in the modern day Republican Party. Tune in every Tuesday & Friday wherever you get your podcasts for new episodes of The MeidasTouch Podcast! Get your MeidasTouch ‘Vaxxed and Relaxed’ merch at store.meidastouch.com.
May 14, 2021
Special Edition: MeidasTouch Presents 'Legal AF', Episode 8
On this week’s episode of Legal AF (#8), MeidasTouch’s weekly law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, examine Tuesday’s ruling by a Texas Federal Bankruptcy Court judge that the NRA made a “bad faith” bankruptcy filing and could not reorganize just to escape the NY Attorney General’s criminal investigation. As an added bonus, Ben and Michael discuss the flaws in the NRA’s trial lawyers’ decision to allow its client to be fileted during a 11-day trial proving just how corrupt the NRA and its leadership is, while strengthening the future criminal case brought by the NY AG. Next up, Ben a/k/a “Hooded Justice” and Michael “Velvet Hammer” Popok, take on the legality (and weirdness) of Trump using Mar-a-Lago as his personal home by arguing that he is an “employee” of the club, like the guy who cuts the shrubs or mows the grass. Speaking of insanity, the “Analysis Friends” examine whether this year’s “twinkie” defense —“Foxmania” — will allow a Capitol insurrectionist to avoid jail time (spoiler alert—the answer is “no”). The podcast then turns serious with an analysis of the wrongful death suit brought by the family of Ashli Babbitt, the former Air Force veteran turned Q-Anon terrorist who was shot by Capitol Police before she could lead her angry lynch mob into the House Chamber to kill members of Congress. The hosts then have a brief discussion of possible ways for Congress to limit the jurisdiction of SCOTUS to prevent it from overturning pro-democracy voting rights legislation, without upending the 3 co-equal branches of government. Finally, and in a speed round, Ben and Popok give the Legal AF university “students” what they crave—a tutorial on civil procedure, our state and federal court system, the equitable and legal power of the courts, and the differences between torts, breach of contract, and crimes. -
May 12, 2021
BDSM Republicans with Dan Pfeiffer
Thanks to President Biden's vaccine rollout, Brett and Jordy reunite in person for the first time in over two years, while Ben recovers from Moderna #2. The Brothers discuss the life-changing work of the Biden administration, which has brought families back together and is getting Americans back to school and back to work. President Biden's latest approval ratings are in, and it turns out, he is very good at this whole President thing. Yet, Republicans, led by their feckless "leader" Qevin McCarthy, continue to live in a fantasyland as they prepare to oust Liz Cheney from her leadership role because she believes in… reality? The Brothers then discuss the new breed of #BDSMRepublicans like Mitt Romney and Larry Hogan who still think they can co-exist with a party that abuses and humiliates them daily. Next, the Brothers proudly welcome former Dan Pfeiffer, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama for Strategy and Communications from 2013 to 2015, current co-host of Pod Save America and writer of The Message Box newsletter, to discuss the current state-of-play for Democrats heading into the 2022 elections and how we can take on a party that has turned into nothing more than a cult. They discuss the importance of the For The People Act, what we do if it doesn't pass the Senate, the importance of a robust progressive media ecosystem and much more. Later, the Brothers highlight some more good news across America, including plummeting levels of hunger amongst Americans and California's staggering budget surplus. You can subscribe to Dan Pfeiffer's newsletter The Message Box by clicking here. Buy the latest MeidasTouch Merch here.
May 11, 2021
The GQP... Sheesh!!! with Guest Bill Kristol
Sheesh!!! The Meidas Brothers are back and are covering it all on today’s episode of the MeidasTouch Podcast. First, the brothers discuss the latest trend taking TikTok by storm – one “sheesh” at a time. Then, they move on to everyone’s least favorite social network, Facebook, and discuss the Facebook Oversight Board’s decision to kick the can down the road on the Trump decision for another 6 months – and the ludicrous (but expected) reaction from GQP circles. Next, the brothers talk about Trump’s fake social media network and the tangible benefits of de-platforming. Then, they dig into the latest in GQP’s legislatures including their support of – and this is true – child abuse, fines for Americans who get vaccines and other insane policies. Next, the brothers welcome lifelong conservative, editor-at-large of The Bulwark, and chairman of the board for the Republican Accountability Project, Bill Kristol. Kristol tells us his take on the current Republican Party and whether he still considers himself to be a member. The brothers wrap up the episode with a chat about Liz Cheney, Mitch McConnell, Caitlyn Jenner and the responsibility of those who wield privilege. Buy the latest MeidasTouch merch here!
May 07, 2021
Special Edition: MeidasTouch Presents 'Legal AF', Episode 7
On Episode 7 of Legal AF, MeidasTouch’s weekly law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, first drill down on the “dawn raid” and search warrant on former Trump consigliere, Rudy Giuliani based on “probable cause” that the former “America’s Mayor” committed a federal crime related to the Trump Administration’s dealings with Ukraine. And for added fun, Ben and Michael discuss who is leading in the “Fredo” award race – Don Jr. or Andrew Giuliani, while commenting on the rogues' gallery of convicted, soon to be convicted and/or trying to be convicted allies of the Former 45 all attempting to witness tamper. Next up, the “Analysis Friends” tackle the aftermath of the Chauvin conviction in two ways. First, they examine the attack on one of the 12 jurors for posting photos to social media showing that he supported #BLM on his way to a march celebrating MLK in DC, and discuss whether this could give rise to a successful appeal by Chauvin. Then Ben and Michael take a hard look at the DOJ’s decision to not only criminally prosecute Chauvin and the other 3 cops involved for civil rights violations under the 4th Amendment, but to also investigate the entire Minneapolis police department. Ben and Michael then update on the Cyber Ninja/Q-anon “ballot recount” farce playing out in Arizona under Trump’s guidance. And last but not the least crazy, “Miami” Michael walks Ben through the Miami private school whose socialite and DeSantis-supporting owners took almost $1 million in federal bailout funds and then thought it would be ok to violate every one of its teacher’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rights by firing them if they decided to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
May 05, 2021
Michael Cohen SMACKS DOWN the GQP’s WWE Fascism
The Meidas Brothers begin the show with a debate about Jordy's "Spite Beard" and Ben's "Brother Jiu Jitsu" before heading into this week's top stories. First, the brothers discuss the Biden administration's decision to return billions of dollars from Trump's border wall funding back to the Pentagon. Then, they have a debate over the merits of calling Trump "The Former Guy" and if this framing hurts more than it helps. After, the brothers analyze the moment Mitt Romney got booed off the stage at the Utah Republican State Convention and the performative faux patriotism of the GQP – along with when Michael Flynn was exposed for not knowing the Pledge of Allegiance. Next, the brothers discuss the differences in the COVID responses and results between blue and red states – and why the media needs to stop heaping praise on Ron DeathSantis. After, Michael Cohen, former Trump fixer and attorney and host of the Mea Culpa Podcast, joins the program to give us the latest on Rudy Giuliani's legal troubles and what they mean for everyone in Rudy's orbit. Cohen discusses the "daddy issues" of Trump and Rudy's kids and reveals once and for all which is the dumbest! He then tells us the latest about the investigations into Donald Trump. Later, the brothers analyze Ted Cruz's blatant admission of bribing corporate America and his "Chavezzy" response to corporations who seek to support democracy, the GQP's obsession with the word "woke", and the obsequiousness of the pathetic Republicans who still refuse to criticize Trump. Today's episode is made possible by our friends at Stamps.com! Hit the microphone on the top right of the site and use our promo code MEIDAS and get a free 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale – with no long-term commitments or contracts. Order the new Meidas Merch here! Hurry up - items are selling out fast.
May 04, 2021
Sexy Pragmatic Progressive Politics with Congressman Ro Khanna
On today's episode, we start the show by discussing the all new sexy Meidas Merch (which you can buy here) before recapping President Biden's incredible speech to the nation, and the embarrassing and predictable GQP response. Next, we speak with Congressman Ro Khanna about what it means to be a progressive capitalist and get his thoughts on the first 100 days of President Biden's administration. Then, we finish the show with a recap of the doody that Rudy colludy has found himself in, and the growing number of GQP failsons with daddy issues galore. Ben also breaks down the 3 requirements of being in the GQP cult. Special thanks to our sponsor Grove Collective for making this episode possible. Making the switch to natural products has never been easier. For a limited time, when our listeners go to grove.co/meidastouch you will get to choose a FREE gift with your first order of $30 or more. Support this show and take advantage of this offer today! Click here and get started!
April 30, 2021
Special Edition: MeidasTouch Presents 'Legal AF', Episode 6
On Episode 6 of Legal AF, MeidasTouch’s weekly law and politics podcast, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, analyze key decisions this “Supreme Court Season” and take apart SCOTUS’ 6-3 Republican majority and its unrelenting attack on judicial precedent (Stare Decisis) to legislate from the bench and change the law as we know it in the areas of abortion, the Second Amendment (NY State Rifle Association v. Corlett), and criminal sentencing for minors (Jones v. Mississippi). Speaking of SCOTUS, Ben and Michael also take a hard look at Justice “I am Not the Notorious ACB” Amy Coney Barrett and examine why she has refused to recuse (disqualify) herself from a series of recent cases involving her family and PACs that paid a million bucks to confirm her nomination (the Americans for Prosperity case), and how SCOTUS is on the verge of allowing unlimited and anonymous corporate dark money to pour into US elections. The Analytical Friends (is that what AF stands for?) then move into the #LegalWTF segment as they look at various state legislation that seeks to overturn fundamental US Constitutional rights. First up, Oklahoma gives immunity to drivers who maim or kill protestors with their cars, while criminalizing peaceful protests in the streets, and then for good measure virtually bans all abortions despite a woman’s US Constitutionally-protected right to choose. Not to be outdone, Arizona is allowing a made up QAnon conspiracy theorists called “Cyber Ninjas” to gain access to their voters’ sacred presidential election ballots to perform some sort of bizarre and illegitimate “audit” not to overturn the election, but to allow the Arizona Republicans to continue their charade at taxpayers' expense that the election was “stolen.” And of course, Florida Man is heard from, this time it's the governor, who is about to sign a law that likely violates the US Constitution’s Commerce Clause by preventing social media companies from banning political candidates from their platforms or face fines of up to $100k a day. Easter egg alert: Ben considers permanently changing the name of the podcast to LegalWTF, and not only does fan-favorite “financial dominatrixes” make an appearance, but so does cos-play!
April 28, 2021
Stanky Red Meat with Hill Harper
The GQP fantasyland gets weirder and more pathetic (hambugers?!), Tim Ryan runs for U.S. Senate, the Arizona GQP conducts a fake election audit, Roger Stone threatens to murder PatriotTakes and more. But that's not all! Hill Harper, one of the stars of ABC's The Good Doctor, best-selling author, activist, and the founder of The Black Wall Street joins us to discuss the state of politics, financial literacy, tech, and whether or not he's better at basketball than President Barack Obama. Thank you for making the MeidasTouch Podcast the top new news & politics podcast in the world in 2021! Please rate this show 5 stars in the Apple Podcasts app to keep us climbing the charts. Shop brand new MeidasTouch Merch at our store here.
April 27, 2021
Bonus: The Meiselas Brothers Exclusive Interview on Burning Bridges with Uncle Sam
We are excited to bring you some exclusive bonus content this weekend from a podcast we absolutely love. Listen to our interview on Burning Bridges with Uncle Sam, hosted by iconoclastic former political reporter Sam Youngman, before it's released on their podcast feed. Let's face it: it would be weird and difficult for us to interview ourselves, so we let Sam ask the questions. So what can you expect on this show? Uncle Sam is tapping a keg of tough love and napalm for his former profession this week as he takes aim at the political press in the age of Trumpism. Then Ruby and Sam are joined by the Meiselas bros to talk about what happens when the left learns to fight like the right, what’s next for them and who the smartest Meiselas brother is. Subscribe & Listen for more Burning Bridges with Uncle Sam: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3lnCWL4 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5NltHmwyPhjiT17QPRHZQu Follow Burning Bridges with Uncle Sam for Updates: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/UncleSamPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurningBridgesPod/
April 25, 2021
Roland Martin Schools Us All
On the latest MeidasTouch Podcast, we recap the latest news and then dive into a deep, enlightening, unfiltered interview with the one and only Roland Martin! Watch Roland Martin's daily digital show Roland Martin Unfiltered every day at 6pm ET. For more information, visit rolandsmartin.com. Thanks for making the MeidasTouch Podcast one of the top podcasts in the world! Please consider rating our show 5-stars on the Apple Podcasts app and share it with a friend!
April 23, 2021
Special Edition: MeidasTouch Presents 'Legal AF', Episode 5 with Guest Alexandra Kazarian
On Episode 5 of Legal AF, MeidasTouch’s weekly law and politics podcast, Legal AF, hosts MT founder and civil rights lawyer Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, analyze the jury’s verdict to convict Chauvin on all 3 counts for the murder of George Floyd, and with special guest criminal defense lawyer Alexandra Kazarian, discuss Minnesota’s sentencing guidelines and predict the length of Chauvin’s sentence. Next up, the “Analysis Friends” take a deep dive into Liberty University’s suit against Jerry Falwell, Jr. to claw back the $10 million it paid him because he failed to disclose that he, his wife, and a Miami Beach pool attendant (you can’t make this stuff up), were having a threesome. Returning to the world of criminals, the Legal AF dynamic duo (and with apologies to the Sopranos) tackle the recent inadvertent disclosure by the Justice Department that it had reached its first plea deal with an “Oathkeeper” who attacked the Capitol on January 6th, who in return for turning in his friends and cohorts, won an all-expense paid trip to 3 years in jail and the witness protection program. To round out the episode, Ben and Michael learn to “count to 5” and take a hard look at SCOTUS’s 2010 Citizens United decision allowing for unlimited corporate and PAC money to flood our election system under the First Amendment, and whether there are 5 votes on the current Court willing to allow donations to be made in secret in the new Koch Brothers-backed suit, Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Rodriguez. Special “easter egg” alert: Ben uses the word “sperm” in the context of our high-brow Supreme Court analysis and Michael takes the bait!
April 21, 2021
Fascist Freak Show with Kurt Bardella
Ben and Brett see each other for the first time since before the pandemic, GQP members host a bats@*t “Health and Freedom Conference,” the MyPillow guy tries (and fails) to launch a social media app called Frank, and the brothers welcome LATimes and USA Today commentator Kurt Bardella to the show. Thank you for making the MeidasTouch Podcast the top new news/politics podcast in the world! Please keep your 5-star reviews coming and share this show with a friend.
April 20, 2021
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!
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.
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!
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.
April 09, 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.
April 07, 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!
April 06, 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.
April 02, 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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
March 09, 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!
March 05, 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!
March 02, 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.
March 01, 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
February 09, 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.
February 05, 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!
February 02, 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.
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!
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
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!
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
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.
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.
January 08, 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.
October 23, 2020