Agreeing Loudly Podcast: Why The Democrats Are Losing

Pat, Troy and Carson take a deep dive into why democrats are losing elections and provide their insights into how and when the party of Roosevelt and Kennedy will start winning again. Troy talks about the cynical aspects of identity politics, Pat does his best Nate Silver and looks into the state legislative losses over the…

My Endorsement in the Often Overlooked Cat Primary

by Troy M. Olson While Americans from coast to coast are distracted by the Presidential primaries, an often overlooked cat primary is happening. I’d like to use this space to show my support for Harrison J. Potter, of the SophistiCat Party, for the office of Emperor of the World. Harrison has overcame great difficulties in…

Game of Thrones as U.S. Politics

A few days ago, former Politico CEO and co-founder Jim VandeHei, in response to what he saw as a two-party system in American politics that predominately caters to economically comfortable buffoons, proposed that we create a third party. The problem with radical centrist VandeHei’s proposal, is that his third party ideas, in addition to promoting…

Episode 30: SPOILER ALERT!

On this week’s episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast, Pat makes his triumphant return to share his distaste with the movie preferences of the Millennial generation before injecting a healthy dose of sports news back into the podcast. Also, Jered tries to introduce an Avatar-inspired segment before succumbing to the Game of Thrones. And…

Agreeing Loudly Does Music

Stop watching “Game of Thrones” for an hour tonight and have a listen to our top ten essential albums list, released in concert with 89.3 – The Current, a local Minnesota favorite station. It is perhaps fitting that we finally do an all-music podcast the week that a Minnesota music legend, Prince, was taken from…

Conversations with the Ghost of America’s Future Past

by Carson Starkey and Troy M. Olson On a quiet park bench on Central Park West, merely hours after a 2018 GOP strategy conference on how to win back the White House got over, which Carson Starkey and Troy Olson, had just got done attending under the guise of being correspondents. The mood is somber. Not…

The First Annual Agreeing Loudly MLB Predictions

The guys from the Agreeing Loudly Podcast put forth their annual baseball predictions last week and here they are in all their glory. The picks are almost certainly 100% accurate, nearly 50% of the time. PAT MVP (Either league – one guess): Kris Bryant CUBS CY Young (Either league – one guess): Dallas Keuchel ASTROS…

Episode 29: Star Wars and the Search for Pat

On this week’s episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast, Bill and Jered attempt to soldier forth without Pat, who has apparently been tasked with an important mission to steal top secret Death Star plans. In the meantime, friend of the show, Mitch steps up to give the midwestern perspective this week on exciting topics…

The Social Disorder of the Republican Party

While Barone’s contention that social connectedness is “the most useful explanation [he’s] seen yet of the variation in Trump’s appeal” is tempting, it ignores a complex array of other factors. There is no way of knowing whether Trump’s supporters are anymore socially alienated than the average Cruz supporter without actually conducting a poll. Pointing to a few places where Trump lost to Cruz and identifying the strong social institutions that exist there—while ignoring race, economics, class, and religious politics—doesn’t prove that the former’s supporters are any less socially connected than the latter’s. It does prove the fact that the National Review hates Donald Trump almost as much as it hates irreligious, disabled, and working-class Americans.

Episode 28: Wrestlemania, #Trumpmania and #Iggygate

After a brief hiatus, Bill, Jered, and Pat return to bring you another exciting episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast. This week Bill does his best to answer the question of whether Millennial Bernie Sanders supporters will turn out for Hillary during the general election. Meanwhile, Jered celebrates his recent move to Denver by…

Nation’s Sports Pundits Pick a Red Sox-Cubs World Series for 112th Consecutive Year

An ‘Agreeing Loudly’ Baseball Preview  by Troy M. Olson No surprise here, for the 112th consecutive year, our nation’s sports pundits clearly have foreseen a Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago Cubs World Series. To ensure they are not left out, professionally wrong sports pundits have joined professionally wrong political and international relations pundits in getting paid…