Episode 20: Ode to Iowa

Just in time for the first contest of the presidential primaries, Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast is back with special guest Justin Norris to discuss the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary. Everyone’s on deck to share their favorite Iowa pop culture contributions, struggle through an Iowacentric sports segment, and discuss whether millennials are actually…

Hillary Clinton and the Perils of Reconstruction History

I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t watched a Democratic debate/town hall/forum in several months because 1) no one can bury a primary campaign in plain sight better than Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, 2) life, 3) my heart belongs to Bernie Sanders, and 4) they’re boring. Who knows . . . maybe after Sanders wins…

The Ridiculous Notion of the “Business & Industry” Candidate

Donald Trump, like Romney before him, has spent most of his life in the private sector, in business & industry, which for many on the right, is their “dream” candidate. This article explains why business tycoons have not and would not make good Presidents.

Episode 19: The Search for Bill

This week Agreeing Loudly runs into some technical difficulties when Bill decides that charging his phone and telling time is insignificant compared to the power of his wife’s birthday. In what some people are calling “the worst podcast ever” Pat and Jered have a vibrant discussion about the future of Hispanic Millennial voters and whether…

Sarah Palin, PTSD, and the Survivor-As-Hero Myth

This past Tuesday, half-term governor Sarah Palin endorsed fellow reality TV star and demagogue Donald Trump for president of the United States of America. That same day, her son Track, an Iraq war veteran, was arrested for drunkenly assaulting his girlfriend with an AR-15 and attempting to prevent her from reporting it to the police….

Episode 18: Geek Mode

After an extended holiday break and a couple of special episodes, Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast returns to establish some normalcy in your podcast listening lives. Jered, Pat and Bill discuss whether Millennial employees are more or less ethical than previous generations, the Bernie Sanders surge, their most anticipated shows of 2016, and some sports…

Conversations with the Ghost of America’s Future Past

by Carson Starkey and Troy M. Olson The following takes place during the hottest summer on record in the year 2028, breaking the previous record set all the way back in 2027. On a lonely park bench, somewhere in between Main Street and Evergreen Terrace…. Carson I suspect that President Rubio’s third round of tax…

The Grift Machine: Episode I – Publicly Funded Sports Stadiums

by Troy M. Olson The Rams franchise is heading back to their original city of Los Angeles, leaving the city of St. Louis behind and loyal fans crushed. All of this after the city of St. Louis promised to fund $150 million with more public funding to come from the state of Missouri. It was a competitive offer…

Episode 17: Belated Best of 2015

Now that 2016 is officially underway (let’s be honest, those first two weeks don’t count), the new and improved Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast crew is ready to reflect on what they liked most about 2015. Jered, Pat, and Bill discuss their favorite moments from politics, pop culture, and sports during a special weekend morning…

The Hero’s Journey: Meta, Myth, and The Force Awakens

by Troy M. Olson First of all, “Calm down, nerds!” – Wife of the Year runner-up (because my wife won this year) An amazing response from opening night when a new-to-Star Wars audience member was asking her husband a question related to the expansive and unfolding Star Wars universe and three twenty to thirty-something year-old males in the row behind…