Down the Middle: A Political Podcast

The Intermediary Network

About the show

Now the fastest growing moderate political podcast in the nation! Join two best friends, Rob, a liberal (against leftism), and Justin, a conservative (don't call him a Trumper), as they engage in some calm and less calm, but always civil, discourse. DTM is a show about politics and current events through the lens of moderation, measuredness, common ground, understanding, and compassion. Indoctrinate yourself into moderate values, and join the Moderation Revolution!

Episodes

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    Episode 32: "I heard Justin and Rob work for the CIA now!", The Conspiracy Theory Episode

    April 28th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  2 hrs 58 mins
    conspiracy theories, democrat, faith, government, jfk, news, politics, republican

    Redacted.

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    Episode 31: "Rush to Judgement"

    February 26th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  2 hrs 39 secs
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican, rush limbaugh

    On Episode 31 of the pod, Justin finally gets a question, we go through the various political problems facing several prominent politicians; talk about the power grid in Texas, revist the Disney v. Gina Carano issue, and we discuss Rush Limbaugh and the rise of alternative media.

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    Episode 30: "How to Reduce Crime without going Nuclear"

    February 18th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  2 hrs 17 mins
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican

    This week on the pod, we answer some user questions aimed at Rob, as per usual; discuss the impeachment, or lack thereof and its implications; you finally get to see us spar about cancel culture and conservative discrimination, and we wrap up our discussion with Editor-in-Chief, Clay Cogman about the decriminalization of drugs.

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    Episode 29: "How to Destroy the Nuclear Family"

    February 11th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  2 hrs 9 mins
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican, war on drugs

    On Episode 29 of the pod, we go through the news of the week, talk about Bidenomics, and the impeachment trial, bring on a special guest to remind us that politics can be both funny and stupid, and continue our conversation from last week about hookers and blow.

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    Episode 28: "How to Create a Crime Syndicate"

    February 4th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  2 hrs 5 mins
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican

    On Episode 28 of the podcast, we discuss the ongoing saga of the market, GameStop and Robinhood, give some important updates concerning impeachment and executive orders, and Rob presents his case for the legalization of cocaine and hookers.

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    Episode 27: "Slow Joe's Foes Don't Like the EOs"

    January 28th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  2 hrs 29 mins
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican

    Join us for Episode 27 of the podcast where we cover the Biden inaguration, Trump's upcoming impeachment hearings, and we go through aaaall the executive orders your little hearts could ever desire and much more.

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    Episode 26: "Xi Market Crapitalism"

    January 14th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  2 hrs 20 mins
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican

    Join us for Episode 26 of the pod, we make some fun and exciting announcements about a new addition to the DTM family, answer a listener question that expands our conversation about globalization, discuss some news that actually doesn’t have anything to do with an armed insurrection at the Capitol, and we discuss why automation could be what takes your job before a South American migrant worker even has a chance to. All this and more!

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    Episode X: "Insurrection"

    January 8th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 56 mins
    congress, democrat, faith, government, insurrection, news, politics, republican, trump

    We discuss one of the darkest days in American political history.

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    Episode 25: "Rebel Without a Claus, A DTM Holiday Special"

    December 18th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  2 hrs 14 mins
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican

    Join us as we ride on a one horse sleigh straight into 2021. We tackle some listener questions in this week's 'We Care a Lot', news it up with 'Turn on the News', and a special holiday edition of 'Extremely Normal News', clue you in to some holiday culture with 'Culture Corner', introduce a new segment destined to become a fan favorite: 'Math with Riz', and in our 'Topic of the Day' we ask the question 'Are we a Christian nation?', and Justin gets very excited to use his Masters degree in Theology. Good riddance, 2020. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, listeners!!

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    Episode 24: "Can Blue and Red Share a Bed?"

    December 10th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  2 hrs 2 mins
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican

    We're baaaaaack! Join us this week for an exploration into globalization and many other fun endeavors. We answer a fun listener question in 'We Care Alot', a very great deal of news in 'Turn on the News' including but not limited to election lawsuit updates, Biden's cabinet picks, and a policy discussion on lockdowns, we introduce a new segment called 'DO BETTER!', and discuss Hillbilly Elegy in this weeks 'Culture Corner'. Let's get into it, America.

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    Bonus: 'Buzzed History and Interview with the Honorable Fred Zeidman Part II'

    November 25th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  27 mins 43 secs
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican, thanksgiving

    Join Justin for a special Thanksgiving edition of 'Buzzed History', for the conclusion of our interview with the Honorable Fred Zeidman (originally released Aug 14th, 2020), and because it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a little family, the interview includes a special appearance by 'father of the pod', Ambassador Ned Siegel.

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    Interview with Emily Conrad

    November 20th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 51 secs
    democrat, electoral college, emily conrad, faith, government, news, politics, republican

    Join us as we sit down with author of “The Faithless? The Untold Story of the Electoral College”, Emily Conrad. We discuss Emily’s book, of course, and we talk all things Electoral College; where it’s been, where it’s going, and how it looks at present since the Supreme Court cases of this past summer. All that and a little more on this weeks interview only segment of Down the Middle.

    What do you think of the EC, which are the initials for both our guest and our subject matter, so sound off on either on the Discord!!

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    Episode 23: "So Electorally Collegial"

    November 19th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 50 mins
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican

    Join us this week as we make good on our word to answer listener questions, actually introduce a segment on the news (it's about time), where we discuss the election lawsuit updates, and exactly whom President Trump has fired in the past two weeks, get into some 'Culture Corner' with Bill Maher, President Obama, alt-social media, and Harry Styles, give out the Bonehead of the Week award not to Donald Trump, and get down on the Electoral College in our 'Topic of the Day'.

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    Episode 22: "A Cup of Joe Bye-Don" Post-Election Special

    November 13th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 40 mins
    biden, democrat, election, faith, government, news, politics, republican, trump

    Welcome to Season 2 of Down the Middle: A Political Podcast. We've made it!

    Join us as we kick off Season 2 by unpacking as many events from the past….how long has it been? A year? No. ….ONE WEEK!?!? Ok...as many events from the past week as we can. We talk about the election (duh), the polls, the current state of the Senate, how and where the country voted, the voter fraud allegations by the Trump administration and Trump himself, where aaaaall of the litigation currently sits, Biden’s acceptance speech, the current war brewing inside the Democratic Party, the aftermath of Trumpism, and a public service announcement from us…spoiler alert: WEAR A MASK. And at the end of the episode, you’ll hear us both pass out from exhaustion.

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    Episode 21: "Oh My Word, It's Almost the 3rd" Election Special

    October 30th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 42 mins
    biden, democrat, election, faith, government, news, politics, republican, trump

    Join us for a Special Election Episode of the Pod; the very last episode of Season 1. Riz spouts an ideological pontification in this week's 'We Care a Lot' segment, we briefly review the final Biden/Trump debate in 'Cut me Mick', we bring back 'Virtually Debatable' for a final virtual sparring session with Mr. Ben Shapiro, and send you off to the polls or your mailbox with a few final words from us both... one at a time, of course. Less than a week to go; if you haven't voted, what the heck are you waiting for!?

    Link to the DTM Election Night Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/103093954752195/posts/183990519995871/

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    Episode 20: "iReddit on Facebook"

    October 22nd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 2 mins
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican

    Aaaaand, we're back! Join us for Episode 20: "iReddit on Facebook", where we take a very long time to answer a listener question about foreign policy in this weeks 'We Care a Lot' segment, rant to our hearts content about the ACB hearings and media bias, briefly discuss the VP debate, have a sing along with songs about presidents in this weeks 'Culture Corner', and get real deep into what could be the most important 'Topic of the Day' yet: The Internet and Free Speech.

    Oh yeah, and Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote.

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