Moving Forward

Moving Forward

By Corey Cottrell & Rio Veradonir
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This show is an experiment in productive disagreement. We talk policy, from both a conservative and a progressive perspective, with an aim to finding common ground.
This show is an experiment in productive disagreement. We talk policy, from both a conservative and a progressive perspective, with an aim to finding common ground.

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#73 The Ghost Town Problem🏚
We discuss four policies from Andrew Yang’s platform, each of which address the crisis of dying small town economies in unique ways.
2:06:56
December 12, 2019
#72 The UBI Caucus! 👥
Ryan Blevins returns to tell us about his exciting new project: He’s building a coalition of congressional candidates who support a Universal Basic Income. So far, there are 26 Democrats, Independents, and Republicans in the nonpartisan caucus.
25:53
December 2, 2019
#71 Thanksgiving Dinner 🦃
It’s time for a great American tradition: random political talk on Thanksgiving! Corey and Rio stand in for your left and right wing relatives for some good old fashioned taboo turkey talk.
30:54
November 28, 2019
#70 Yin for Yang ☯️
It’s time for another crossover episode! Yin for Yang is a great new podcast that seeks to inform and engage female supporters of Andrew Yang.
1:00:00
November 27, 2019
#69 “F*CK” 🤦‍♂️
We discuss the House impeachment hearings and speculate about the upcoming Senate trial, at a time when partisanship is high and patriotism is in low supply.
1:07:48
November 24, 2019
#68 Debate Talk 📢
The Dividend Report’s Seth Underwood rejoins us for the second in our Debate Talk series, this time to discuss the November Democratic Primary Debate hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post.
1:24:41
November 23, 2019
#67 Climate - Part II ❄️
Andrew Yang’s massive climate policy platform continues and concludes.
2:11:36
November 12, 2019
#66 Climate - Part I ❄️
Our epic discussion of Andrew Yang’s extensive climate policy platform commences...
1:41:31
November 11, 2019
#65 Let’s Make Some States!🇺🇸
Today, we cover two more of Andrew Yang’s policies: DC & Puerto Rico statehood.
13:50
November 10, 2019
#64 Brodie Mulligan 🤠
Our mission to help elect pro UBI candidates pushes on. Brodie Mulligan is running for the Texas Senate in full support of Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend policy.
1:09:57
November 1, 2019
#63 Guns 🔫
With the aid of masked guest “Einherjar,” we seek consensus on one of the most contentious issues in American politics: Guns.
1:01:56
October 30, 2019
#62 Richard Rhodes 👨‍🦳
We speak to Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Richard Rhodes about his latest book, “Energy,” in which he chronicles the history of large-scale energy transitions and makes the case for nuclear power as a solution to the climate crisis.
1:00:54
October 28, 2019
#61 Fred Ramey Redux 🚚
We had Fred Ramey on again to ask him about the press coverage he’s received since Andrew Yang said “I have a trucker friend named Fred” on the debate stage.
1:03:44
October 25, 2019
#60 Ryan Blevins 👨‍💼
Ryan Blevins is a robotics engineer running for Congress in CA’s 10th district. We talk about his experience creating the robots automating away our jobs. Plus, we discuss how the Yang Gang can help elect people like Ryan - so we can pass the much needed Freedom Dividend.
42:48
October 24, 2019
#58 Saving Democracy ✊
In honor Elijah Cummings, who recently passed, we are doing a policy episode focusing on Andrew Yang’s electoral reform policies: Restoration of Voting Rights, Automatic Voter Registration, Make Election Day a Holiday, End Partisan Gerrymandering & Proportional Selection of Electors. Plus, we touch on the Trump/Russia stuff.
58:04
October 21, 2019
#57 Debate Talk 📢
Today, we’ve got another crossover episode: The Dividend Report’s Seth Underwood joins us for our post debate analysis. We discuss Yang’s exchanges with Warren and Sanders about automation, trade, and the Federal Jobs Guarantee, plus more!
1:04:05
October 16, 2019
#56 Finance & Time Banking🏦
Our ambitious undertaking covering every single policy in Andrew Yang’s epic platform continues. This time, we discuss three finance related policies: Algorithmic Trading, Modern Time Banking, and Timing of Payments for Small Businesses.
33:47
October 13, 2019
#55 Net Neutrality 👨‍💻
Moving Forward gets nerdy today! 🤓 We discuss Andrew Yang’s policy positions on three techy topics: Net Neutrality, Data Ownership, and Crypto & Digital Asset Regulations.
45:34
October 11, 2019
#54 Bear Cave: Trade 🐻
Today, we bring you the third entry in our “Bear Cave” series with AJ Pena (aka “Baby Bear”). This time, we talk Trade. Topics include: tariffs and the trade war, outsourcing and manufacturing, NAFTA and the TPP.
36:02
October 8, 2019
#53 Taxes 😱
We discuss three policies from Andrew Yang’s platform related to everyone’s favorite topic: taxes. We explain how the VAT+UBI is progressive, contrasted with payroll taxes - which are regressive. Plus, we break down how Yang is going to simplify our country’s migraine-inducing tax system.
35:23
October 6, 2019
#52 Richard Ojeda 👊
Former West Virginia State Senator and Retired Army Major Richard Ojeda came to national prominence as an outspoken champion of the Teachers’ Strike. After a brief run as a 2020 Presidential hopeful, he’s ready for the next chapter... and we may have a Moving Forward exclusive scoop. ;)
1:04:30
October 4, 2019
#51 Problem Solver Politics⚖️
Today, we talk to the guys at Problem Solver Politics, a new #YangGang podcast that started as a local radio show in Los Angeles.
1:08:10
October 3, 2019
#50 Nikola Danaylov 🌐
Nikola Danaylov is a respected science commentator, bestselling author, and host of the Singularity weblog. We talk algorithms, big data, net neutrality, and more!
2:04:33
October 2, 2019
#49 Shared Values 👥
Today, we sit down for a hard conversation about values. In debates, differences in fundamental values are often the elephant in the room. So, in an effort to heal the toxic polarization in our political landscape, we seek consensus at the root of many disagreements: values.
1:09:58
September 30, 2019
#48 Bear Cave: Healthcare🐻
For the second entry in our new “Bear Cave” series featuring recurring guest AJ Pena (aka “Baby Bear”), we talk Healthcare policy. Specifically, we discuss the ‘public option,’ taxation, and rhetorical strategy.
38:08
September 27, 2019
#47 Yang Gang Samurai ⚔️
We bring you the notorious @trumpwarrior45, aka Manny, an overnight phenom on the Twitterscape who explains how he went from #MAGA to #MATH thanks to Andrew Yang! #YangGangUnited
1:03:33
September 26, 2019
#46 Impeachment 👩‍⚖️
We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you this special emergency edition of the Moving Forward Podcast. Given recent developments, should Donald Trump be impeached? We break it down, live.
49:28
September 25, 2019
#45 Idealism 🧠
Today, we talk to retired school teacher and ardent Andrew Yang supporter Fred Eder about idealism, education, and honesty in politics.
34:34
September 24, 2019
#44 The American Scorecard🔢
It’s time for a long overdue policy episode! We discuss three related policies from Andrew Yang’s platform: Improve the American Scorecard, Prosperity Grants, & American Mall Act.
44:33
September 23, 2019
#43 Nerds For Yang! 🤓
We present the ultimate crossover episode to end all crossover episodes: Nerds for Yang! We take a deep dive into Yang Gang policy and strategy with the host of the “Nerds for Yang” Youtube channel, Tom Leung.
1:24:59
September 21, 2019
#42 Nicholas Fouriezos 📲
Today, we talk to Nick Fouriezos who is a Senior Reporter at Ozy, where he covers the intersections of technology and politics. Topics included fake news, digital campaigning, and the war between Bernie Bros and Yang Gang.
56:53
September 20, 2019
#41 Sheila Foster 🌎
Sheila is a professor of Law & Public Policy at Georgetown University as well as Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Global Parliament of Mayors. We discuss Andrew Yang, immigration, climate change, SCOTUS, and UBI.
56:09
September 19, 2019
#40 Jonathan Herzog 👨‍💼
We speak to another congressional candidate: this time, Jonathan Herzog who supports the Freedom Dividend and who has a real shot at representing New York’s tenth district.
28:26
September 18, 2019
#39 Bear Cave: Education 🐻
We’re adopting “Baby Bear” AJ Pena as a recurring guest. Our Bear Cave episodes will highlight ways to improve upon Yang’s already excellent platform. This time, we talk education policy.
1:05:58
September 17, 2019
#38 Alyssa Monet Mason 👩🏾‍🦱
Meet Alyssa Monet Mason, whose YouTube channel is equal parts K-pop and Yang Gang. She talks us through her personal political journey from Bernie Sanders supporter, to Donald Trump voter, to Andrew Yang volunteer.
28:03
September 16, 2019
#37 Paget Kagy 👩🏻
Another crossover episode: this time with LA based actor and YouTube personality Paget Kagy who inspired the recent #TrumpFearsYang hashtag trend on Twitter.
39:10
September 12, 2019
#36 Isaac Briggadune👷‍♂️
Today, we had a fun casual chat with a former Bernie Sanders supporter who is now an enthusiastic advocate for the Andrew Yang campaign.
56:53
September 10, 2019
#35 Fake News 📰
Today, we take on #FakeNews. Our exploration of the policy platform of Andrew Yang continues with: Media Fragmentation, Local Journalism Fund, & American Journalism Fellows
37:48
September 7, 2019
#34 James Felton Keith 👨🏾‍💼
Our mission to interview US politicians who support a universal basic income continues. This time, we speak to James Felton Keith (JFK), who is running for Congress in New York’s 13th district.
33:52
September 6, 2019
#33 Forest for the Trees🌲
Today we have another crossover episode, this time with the host of “The Pragmatic Progressive Show,” AJ Pena. Topics included political science terminology, the global political spectrum, and where Andrew Yang’s platform fits into the big picture.
57:19
September 2, 2019
#32 Climate & Nuclear 💥
Our sojourn through the policy platform of Andrew Yang continues with: Climate Change, Nuclear Energy, and the Carbon Fee & Dividend.
36:19
August 31, 2019
#31 Boyce Littlefield ⛪️
Our series of crossover episodes continues: we talk to Boyce Littlefield, host of The Mindful Skeptics podcast, about the freedom of religion and “the separation of church and state.”
40:00
August 29, 2019
#30 David Kim 👨‍💼
David Kim is running for Congress in full support of Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend. We discuss his path to victory and what a universal basic income would mean for the citizens of California’s 34th.
58:46
August 27, 2019
#29 Greg Smithwick 🏠
We sit down with fellow podcaster and So Local Pasco founder Greg Smithwick. We discuss UBI, M4A, Taxes, and his support of Housing First policies as a solution to homelessness in the US.
1:01:11
August 21, 2019
#28 Rebecca Nagy, on UBI💸
We talk to Yang campaign social media moderator Rebecca Nagy about how a universal basic income would benefit neurodiverse people and marginalized communities.
45:05
August 18, 2019
#27 Foreign Policy 🗺
Our exploration of Andrew Yang’s platform continues with: Foreign Policy First Principles & Nuclear Launch Decisions.
50:34
August 16, 2019
#26 Gregory Magarshak📱
We sit down with Gregory Magarshak, founder of Qbix and developer of the Yang2020 app. We talk crypto, data privacy, and social media’s impact on politics.
48:49
August 14, 2019
#25 Threading the Needle 🧵
Our series of deep dives into Andrew Yang’s policy platform continues with his positions on three big wedge issues in America today: Guns, LGBT Rights, and Abortion.
40:32
August 12, 2019
#24 Fred Ramey 🚛
We finally got Fred Ramey on the show! Fred is the conservative Republican trucker who famously invited Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang for a long ride in his truck. After that videotaped conversation, Fred is now an enthusiastic member of the Yang Gang.
58:33
August 10, 2019
#23 Jenner Zeno, on the IDW🕸
This is our second of many crossover episodes with likeminded podcasters. We talk to Jenner Zeno, host of Mind Wave, about our mutual support for presidential candidate Andrew Yang as well as our shared interest in the so-called “Intellectual Dark Web.”
46:34
August 8, 2019
#22 Mary Lewis 👩‍⚕️
Mary Lewis is a Registered Nurse with decades of experience in the healthcare industry. We discuss the history of the opioid crisis and the ways Andrew Yang’s health and drug policies would alleviate the problem.
37:09
August 6, 2019
#21 Modernized Voting ✔️
Our exploration of presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s policy platform continues with: Modernize Voting & Ranked Choice Voting, two simple yet powerful ideas that would revitalize American democracy.
20:17
August 4, 2019
#20 Yang Gang Podcast 🎙
We finally sit down for our long-anticipated crossover episode with the Yang Gang Podcast. You can follow YGP on iTunes, Spotify, and just about everywhere podcasts can be found.
34:31
August 2, 2019
#19 “Mueller Sandwich” 🥪
We take a break from our regularly scheduled content to discuss Mueller’s testimony. Other topics include the pros and cons of impeachment, the notorious “Sanders sausage,” and the future of democracy.
49:13
July 27, 2019
#18 Terry Lewis 🎮
In 2018, Andrew Yang became the first US presidential candidate to launch an official Twitch channel. We talk to Yang Gang moderator and avid gamer Terry Lewis about the the Yang campaign’s gamer outreach strategy.
46:25
July 23, 2019
#17 Higher Education 👨‍🏫
Our noble trek through the policy platform of Andrew Yang continues with: Controlling the Cost of Higher Education & Making Community College Affordable for All
25:07
July 19, 2019
#16 Immigration 🎟
By popular demand: We take a deep dive into all three of Andrew Yang’s immigration policies, comparing and contrasting them with the Trump administration. Plus, we lay out our own ideal immigration platforms.
1:18:18
July 15, 2019
#15 Cameras on Cops 👮‍♀️
We venture further into the platform of presidential candidate Andrew Yang. This time, we discuss two law enforcement related policies: Every Cop Gets a Camera & Reducing Mass Incarceration
39:55
July 11, 2019
#14 Former Trump Yang Gang👨‍👧
“We are trying to get out the ‘Broke Folk Vote!’” We talk to Russel and Elasa, two former Trump supporters who started the GrassRoots #YangGang YouTube channel.
24:04
July 7, 2019
#13 Rich Casada 🕵️‍♂️
We talk to former military intelligence officer Rich Casada about US military spending and strategy. Plus, we compare and contrast the foreign policy positions of Donald Trump and Andrew Yang.
42:01
July 4, 2019
#12 Campaign Finance 💰
We continue our journey through Andrew Yang’s enormous platform, discussing his Economic Crimes policy as well as his plan for Campaign Finance Reform. Plus: we do a Yang-centric postmortem of the Democratic Party’s first round of primary debates.
39:50
June 30, 2019
#11 Matt Pearson 🙈
Why do some self-identified social conservatives support Andrew Yang? We sit down with Matt Pearson to discuss just that. A productive exploration of political philosophy, “identity politics,” and political strategy follows.
51:25
June 29, 2019
#10 Drug Legalization 💊
We delve into the details of Andrew Yang’s plan to address the opioid crisis, as well as his drug legalization policies. And we stumble into a digression about “populism,” semantics, and the cynical use of wedge issues in politics.
56:13
June 26, 2019
#9 Shane Thrapp 🤳
We talk to Shane Thrapp (an administrator of the official Andrew Yang basecamp) about Social Media, the Yang Gang, and “Humanity First.” Plus: Shane answers questions from our listeners.
58:55
June 25, 2019
#8 Taxes & Life Skills 🧳
We’re racing through Andrew Yang’s platform two policies at a time! This episode: Making Taxes Fun & Life Skills Education in All High Schools
33:31
June 24, 2019
#7 Modern Infrastructure 🏗
We discuss two more popular policies from Andrew Yang’s massively detailed platform: Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure & Modernizing Military Spending. And we also touch on the shenanigans with Iran...
42:09
June 23, 2019
#6 Kyle Payne 🐕
We talk to Kyle Payne, a self identified “working poor” conservative Yangster, about the appeal of Andrew Yang’s policy platform to working class conservatives like himself.
43:33
June 21, 2019
#5 Democracy Dollars 💲
This time, we take on corruption in Washington! We discuss Andrew Yang’s plan to issue Democracy Dollars to every U.S. citizen in order to counteract corporate money in politics. Plus, we discuss the details of Yang’s policy to Prevent Corruption Among Federal Regulators. So, let’s save democracy!
55:26
June 9, 2019
#4 Scott Santens, on UBI 💵
We talk to writer and UBI advocate Scott Santens about the economic and social benefits of Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend policy. Topics include crowdfunding, universal child allowances, and responses to both left and right wing criticisms of UBI.
1:14:30
May 26, 2019
#3 The Freedom Dividend 🗽
We take a detailed look at Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend policy, discussing benefits from a conservative and progressive perspective. And we do our first user submitted Q&A!
53:14
May 23, 2019
#2 M4A & Human Capitalism🏨
We dive headfirst into presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s policy platform, starting with Medicare For All and Human Centered Capitalism. Each is discussed from a conservative & a progressive perspective, with an aim to finding common ground.
1:00:01
May 11, 2019
#1 Conservatives for Yang 🏛
This is the conversation that brought your cohosts together. Corey Cottrell interviewed Rio Veradonir for his progressive morning news show #Coffee. Afterward, this new podcast was born.
1:35:22
May 11, 2019
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