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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    Interview with Paul Angelo

    August 1st, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 26 mins
    bernie sanders, democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican, socialism

    Join us as we discuss, debate and engage (civilly, of course) with Mr. Paul Angelo, a self described socialist. We cover a great amount of ground including, but not limited to: Obama, Clinton, Trump, and of course, Bernie, the military, Venezuela, different subsets of socialists, and so much more. So hang onto your hats, and keep your hands and feet inside your vehicle at all times!!

    Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe.

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    Episode 11: "There's A Schism in Your Ism"

    July 29th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 22 mins
    bernie sanders, democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican, socialism

    Join us as we delve into the muddy waters of socialism and the Bernie Sanders "Let's Spend All of the Government's Money" plan, discuss President Trump’s various interviews, tone changes, rhetoric shifts, and how the media interprets them, and we address even more listener feedback directed at...you guessed it: Mr. Rob Leifer. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe.

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    Episode 10: "The Education and Indoctrination Dissertation (feat. Professor Marc M. Cogman)

    July 22nd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 43 mins
    academic bias, democrat, faith, government, marc m cogman, news, politics, republican

    Join us as we celebrate reaching Episode 10 with a lively discussion featuring special guest, and best friend of the pod, Professor Marc M. Cogman. We consider the nuances of academic bias and the systems that perpetuate the surrounding narrative. Is it real or not?! Sound off on our Discord here: https://discord.gg/kjFBCkW, on our socials, and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!

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    Interview with Dr. Andrew Part I

    July 19th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  52 mins 12 secs
    coronavirus, covid19, democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican, virus

    Join us as we sit down with one of Rob's oldest and closest friends, Dr. Andrew, to talk all things COVID-19, with a smattering of politics there at the end. We dispel some myths, and get some very important clarifications and answers on a host of virus related issues. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe wherever you are listening to the pod, and join our Discord! The link is here: https://discord.gg/kjFBCkW

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    Episode 9: "The Hell in HEaLthcare"

    July 15th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 16 mins
    democrat, faith, government, healthcare, news, obamacare, politics, republican

    Join us as we tackle....you guessed it: healthcare! We dive in deep to address the ongoing conversation surrounding the medical system in our country, and we discuss a few others as well. This week's Buzzed History explores the history of healthcare since the 1700s, and we have some great new segments for you including 'Father Knows Best' with special guest father (also Rob's father), Mr. Herb Leifer. Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe, and join us on our new Discord Page here: https://discord.gg/kjFBCkW

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    Episode 8: "Statues, Statutes, Statures, & Statistics"

    July 8th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 13 mins
    covid, democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican, statues

    Join us, as we dive feet first (while closing our eyes and holding our noses) back into current events. We tackle some searing listener feedback in Honest Abe's Housekeeping Hangout, we talk about some statues (with a title like that, how could we not!?), the media, the 4th of July, the President's speech at Mount Rushmore, and we get to some updated COVID talk and the government response. It's a heavy episode, so buckle up, it's a bumpy ride!!!

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    Interview with Charlie and Lisa Spies

    July 2nd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 52 secs
    democrat, donald trump, faith, government, jeb bush, mitt romney, news, politics, republican

    Join us as we sit down with Washington D.C. political power couple, Charlie and Lisa Spies to discuss PACs and Super PACs, the Republican Party and President Trump, Senator Mitt Romney, and so much more. Tune in, and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!!

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    Episode 7: "Biden His Time (?)"

    June 30th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 8 mins
    democrat, faith, government, joe biden, mitt romney, news, politics, republican

    Join us as we tackle Rage Against the Machine's politics in this weeks Honest Abe's Housekeeping Hangout, discuss political 'whataboutism', Mitt Romney, cancel culture, Columbine, and Tipper Gore's Parental Advisory sticker. We explore Warren G. Harding's 'Return to Normalcy' campaign on this weeks 'Buzzed History' as we begin our discussion on the Biden campaign, and we introduce the our new segments 'Partisanship: A Hell of A Drug', and 'Let's Get Personal'.

    Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!! Have something to say about our episode? Sound off on our socials!

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    Interview with Professor Adam MacLeod

    June 19th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  49 mins 14 secs
    academic, civility, democrat, faith, government, news, politics, professor, republican, university

    Join us as we go in deep with Professor Adam MacLeod on the topic of civil discourse and how to bring our nation back to civility. Let us know what you think! Rate, review, and subscribe

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    Episode 6: "I'm Outraged!? No, You're Outraged!!"

    June 19th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 3 mins
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican

    Join us this week on the pod as we discuss the outrage of both parties, and where it's warranted, put the Right under the microscope, and introduce a new segment called "Buzzed History".

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    Episode 5: "A Lot Less Wokeness, Please" and Interview with Cat Braithwaite

    June 12th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 8 mins
    california, democrat, faith, george floyd, government, news, politics, protests, republican, riots

    Join us on the pod this week as we introduce "Honest Abe's Housekeeping Hangout", discuss 'white wokeness' and its implications, dive headfirst into a conversation surrounding the racial divide, the causes, and some possible solutions. We also welcome Cat Braithwaite to the pod and get her opinion on the events of the past few weeks, and her thoughts on the past and current state of metal. Don't forget to like, subscribe and let us know what you think!!

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    Interview with Officer Ed

    June 6th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 37 secs
    california, democrat, faith, george floyd, government, news, police, politics, republican, riots

    Join us as we interview Officer Ed, a California police officer; we discuss the Floyd case and ongoing riots and protests, police reform and hiring policies, homelessness, and so much more. Make sure to tell us what you think by commenting on our socials or send us your thoughts on our website.

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    Episode 4: "A Lot More Empathy Needed"

    June 5th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  59 mins 15 secs
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican

    RECORDED: Tues, June 2nd, 2020. Join us this week as we attempt to sort out the current issues facing our nation. We tackle the facts in the George Floyd murder, and dive into discussions on the politicization of BLM, police reform, the 'defund the police' movement and so much more.

    NOTE: We will be posting our accompanying interview (with Officer Ed) in a seperate bonus episode.

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    Episode 3: “A Lot More Pathological Unideological-ness” and Interview with Ambassador Ned L. Siegel

    May 29th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  55 mins 59 secs
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican

    Ah, Episode 3...now with more format! Join us as we tackle current events with help from a Ben Shapiro quote, ask the question "Is President Trump a racist?" and we have our first interview, which was a very hard get, so we hope you appreciate it (spoiler alert: it's Justin's father). Yes, that's right, we are excited to welcome Ambassador Ned L. Siegel to the pod and discuss all things Israel and the problem of anti-semitism. Even 'The Dude' shows up, so sit back, relax (not too much) open your ears and don't forget to rate, review, subscribe, and follow us!

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    Episode 2: "A Lot More Ideology"

    May 20th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 50 secs
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican

    We made it to Episode 2! Welcome back, listeners. In this episode we dive headfirst into media bias, Rush Limbaugh and a few other weighty topics that will no doubt satiate your centrist hunger. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. Visit www.downthemiddlepod.com for more info.

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    Episode 1: "A Lot More Beer"

    May 18th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 28 secs
    democrat, faith, government, news, politics, republican

    Join us, Rob and Justin, for our very first foray into podcasting.  In this Episode, we give you an introduction to our podcast, our history, and our political backgrounds and viewpoints.  Don't worry, we didn't forget the false start, every podcast shou...