#WeThePeople_Live

#WeThePeople_Live

United States

Podcast by Josh Zepps

Episodes

EP.79 ANDY KINDLER VS TWITTER  

It's been a controversial week for comedy legend Andy Kindler. The Letterman alum kicked a hornet's nest by tweeting that Sam Harris is an anti-Muslim bigot... on what turned out to be the eve of a jihadist attack on Westminster. Harris pushed back. A Twitter shit-storm ensued. #WeThePeople LIVE is the only show that has featured both Harris and Kindler as recent guests, so we sought a détente. Josh spoke with Sam via email, and sat down with Andy to discuss the disagreement, Islam, bigotry, and the ugliness of trolling. Who's right? Who's wrong? You decide! Our thanks to Harris and Kindler for their time. Make debate healthy again, humans.

EP 78. LOUIS THEROUX  

Louis Theroux is one of the most important figures on British TV. His BBC documentaries have won him two BAFTAs, an Emmy nomination and superstar status across the pond (and Down Under). Louis started out as a correspondent on Michael Moore’s NBC show "TV Nation" and then got his own show examining weird aspects of humankind. His latest foray is “My Scientology Movie”, a documentary feature film. Louis sat down with Josh to discuss religion, politics, creativity and what we mean when we say we “believe” something. (It's, like, heavy, dude. In a nice British way.)

EP 78. LOUIS THEROUX  

Louis Theroux is one of the most important figures on British TV. His BBC documentaries have won him two BAFTAs, an Emmy nomination and superstar status across the pond (and Down Under). Louis started out as a correspondent on Michael Moore’s NBC show "TV Nation" and then got his own show examining weird aspects of humankind. His latest foray is “My Scientology Movie”, a documentary feature film. Louis sat down with Josh to discuss religion, politics, creativity and what we mean when we say we “believe” something. (It's, like, heavy, dude. In a nice British way.)

EP.77 Eiynah, Pakistani Sex Blogger  

Amid all the chatter about Muslim bans, refugees and anti-discrimination, it can be tricky to know how to tread on the topic of Islam. Join Josh and Eiynah, the renowned ex-Muslim pro-sex feminist, as they dig into the thorny issues of Trumpism, Islamism and Ben Affleckism. Enjoy.

EP. 76 DON'T CALL IT A STATE OF THE UNION  

What does a sharp New York gal from a Trump-voting Wisconsin county think about the President's first speech to Congress? And about Syrians? And about identity politics? And about end-of-life health care for greedy baby boomers? Why, Josh digs into it all in this Not-a-State-of-the-Union post mortem with the Daily Beast's Erin Gloria Ryan, host of the Girl Friday podcast. Lap it up, humans!

EP. 75 TRUMP & AUSTRALIA  

Who cares about Australia? Well, Trump does, a bit. And Josh does, a lot. And so does Aussie journalist and all-round clever funny guy James West, of Mother Jones magazine in New York. Together, they explain Australia's refugee policy, the kerfuffle between Trump and the Aussie P.M., and they solve America's immigration problem. You're welcome, humans.

EP. 74 DECONSTRUCTING MILO  

A Trump supporter, an anti-Trumper walk into a bar to discuss Milo Yiannopoulos, masculinity and the backlash from the Left… and get derailed into discussing immigration, assimilation, bigotry, neoliberalism and whether The West Is The Best. How will it go? Can we bridge the conversational chasm? Tune in to find out on this all-new episode… of #WethePeople LIVE!

EP. 73 MYQ KAPLAN THE PHILOSOPHER COMIC KING  

Free will! Marxism! Moral philosophy! Cruelty to animals! Cruelty to Nazis! Sam Harris! Peter Singer! This week, Josh takes a break from politics in a wide-ranging, thought-provoking dialog with the wisest comedian we know, Myq Kaplan. The two of them ponder veganism, ayahuasca, factory farms, refugees, and the inexplicable narcissism of the Orange President (okay, of course they don’t avoid politics 100%.) Myq’s new comedy album, No Kidding, drops on February 17th. Buckle up, humans, for this non-stop ride to brainy-town.

EP. 72 IS TRUMP STAGING A COUP?  

Probably not. Who knows? Maybe Medium.com does. Several articles have gone viral on Facebook with titles like "“Trial balloon for a coup." Might the chaos of Trump's first two weeks be a deception? Whom should we believe, dear listener? Why, Josh! He gets down with the writer of one of Medium's most viral articles, "The Immigration Ban is a Headfake, and We’re Falling For It" -- the successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur and CEO, Jake Fuentes. Democracy! Fake news! World affairs! Steve Bannon! It's all sexy. It's all here. Enjoy.

BONUS: IMMIGRATION RANT  

Josh has a lot to say. About 13 minutes worth of thoughts.

Ep. 71 IS IT OKAY TO PUNCH A NAZI?  

In such a crazy week debating really does need saving and luckily this week's guest made debate great again. Josh is joined by Sabrina Jalees, Josh Androsky and Eliza Skinner. @JOSHZEPPS @WTP_LIVE

EP. 70 TSAR TRUMP & OUR DOOMED MEDIA  

After a relaxing holiday hiatus, we're back! And so is America's political shitstorm. Amid sordid rumors about his links to Russia, Trump held his first press conference as president-elect. Today, Josh is joined from Moscow by Russian dissident journalist Alexey Kovalev to discuss Putin's press conferences, fake news, and the future of the media in a strongman state (not before, of course, Josh dishes his thoughts on golden showers and the dreaded dossier.) Welcome back, humans! @WTP_LIVE @JOSHZEPPS

Ep. 69 JOSH GETS JADED  

Welcome back humans. Back when we were young, supple and innocent, Josh took the show to Philly. We have finally recovered from the disturbing news we received while there and are now ready to release this episode... I'm being semi serious, but also you'll laugh. Promise. #MakeDebateHealthy @WTP_LIVe @JOSHZEPPS

Ep. 68 Andy Kindler & Josh Have a Ball  

Welcome back, humans. Do you need a break from the storm? Something personal and fun? Well, we did. So enjoy this conversation between legendary comic Andy Kindler and Josh. @WTP_LIVE @JOSHZEPPS

Ep. 67 CARRIE & SAMHITA: A Republican Feminist & a Democratic Feminist Walk Into a Bar  

Josh is joined by white Republican female human Carrie Sheffield and non-white Democratic female human Samhita Mukopadhyay. But we don't see labels, coz we're, like, so totes beyond identity. Does Trump herald the end of identity politics, or its resurgence? Oh, and what about his Cabinet picks? And his tweets? Dive in. @JoshZepps @WTP_LIVE

Ep. 66 FELIX SALMON's SOLEMN SONG  

Welcome back humans! Fusion's financial megawhizz breaks down the breakdown of the American working class. Globalization? NAFTA? China? What to do? And what will Trumponomics look like? @WTP_LIVE @JOSHZEPPS #MakeDebateHealthy

Ep. 65 Where To Now, Señor Trump?  

Welcome back humans! Now that the election dust has settled Josh delivers a 21 minute speech like you've never heard on this show before. Then our favorite socialist, Harvey Kaye, and our favorite libertarian, Kmele Foster, wrestle with the future of the Democratic and Republican parties, and the Trump Administration. What happened? What will happen? And where does this all leave the rest of us? #MakeDebateHealthy @JOSHZEPPS @WTP_LIVE

Ep. 64 DAVID PLOTZ: WILL AN ADULT BE IN CHARGE?  

Josh is joined by Slate's Political Gabfest host David Plotz. They take turns trying to calm eachother. #MakeDebatehealthy @WTP_LIVE @JOSHZEPPS

Ep. 63 LIVE With Swingers  

Welcome back humans! This week Josh broke out of his elitist high tower and went deep into the heartland of a swing state! Well, he went to Philly and talked to a bunch of smug comics, but it's a great show that made debate lighthearted and healthy! @JoshZepps @WTP_LIVE

Ep. 62 Election Clock Ticks  

Welcome back humans! The countdown is on and Josh was able to wax and worry with our friends at the Majority Report. As always, Sam Seder and Michael Brooks help keep things healthy. Enjoy! @WTP_LIVE @JOSHZEPPS #MakeDebateHealthy

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