Down the Middle: A Political Podcast

The Intermediary Network

About the show

Now the largest 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!

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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

  • 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".

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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!

  • 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 for more info.

  • 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...