Saltier Politics
Saltier Politics: Mary Queen of Scots, Liz Cheney, and Airbnb nightmares

Saltier Politics: Mary Queen of Scots, Liz Cheney, and Airbnb nightmares

May 28, 2021

Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and discuss why we shouldn't be calling Liz Cheney "brave" for simply doing the right thing. Julie reveals her deep British history knowledge as she discusses the recent headline about the Mary Queen of Scots and her stolen rosary. Find out why Julie will never use Airbnb again and what Emily is salty about this week. It's another informative, entertaining discussion you won't want to miss, so don't forget your saltshaker!

Saltier Politics: Navalny, Chauvin, and Critical Race Theory

Saltier Politics: Navalny, Chauvin, and Critical Race Theory

April 22, 2021
Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and discuss Putin's opposition leader Alexei Navalny.  Julie explains her experience with the Russian medical system and how it has informed her, and what that could mean for Navalny's health.  Emily and Julie also discuss the future of policing in the U.S. in the wake of Derek Chauvin's guilty verdicts. The salty co-hosts also explain why conservative talk shows need to slow their roll on their criticism of critical race theory.  It's another informative, entertaining discussion you won't want to miss, so don't forget your saltshaker!
 
Saltier Politics: Social Psychologist Jason Plaks

Saltier Politics: Social Psychologist Jason Plaks

March 4, 2021

Saltier Politics: Social Psychologist at the University of Toronto Jason Plaks joins co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio for a deep dive in identifying specific motivations and emotions that guide people toward different ends of the political spectrum. Plaks uses his expertise to break down the motivations of not only Trump supporters but also democratic voters. The salty co-hosts get a lesson in political psychology and it's a discussion you won't want to miss. Don't forget to bring your saltshaker!

Saltier Politics: Ted Cruz flees and Britney needs to be freed

Saltier Politics: Ted Cruz flees and Britney needs to be freed

February 22, 2021

Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and discuss Julie's viral tweet on Ted Cruz's "escape" from Texas, the absence of logic in political discussions, and the #FreeBritney movement.  Julie explains why she's no longer engaging with certain individuals on Twitter and Emily explains why she's, yet again, salty towards her home state. It's an informative, entertaining discussion you won't want to miss, so don't forget your saltshaker!

Saltier Politics and Bill Baroni: Life before, during, and after Bridgegate

Saltier Politics and Bill Baroni: Life before, during, and after Bridgegate

January 22, 2021

Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty with Bill Baroni. He tells them what his experience was like before, during, and after the infamous Bridgegate scandal. Baroni explains what the most difficult part of being in prison was and why Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is his father's favorite Justice. The former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey discusses how the relationships in his life changed, and whether or not he would do anything over again. It's a discussion you won't want to miss, so don't forget to bring your saltshaker and enjoy!  

Saltier Politics: Jason Stanley on the Capitol riot and white nationalism

Saltier Politics: Jason Stanley on the Capitol riot and white nationalism

January 12, 2021

Saltier Politics: Yale professor and author of “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them” Jason Stanley returns to the pod and gets salty with co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio. The trio  discuss fascism and the insurrectionist mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6th. Jason expounds on the infiltration of white supremacists into law enforcement and what needs to be done to rework a system that props up nationalistic tendencies. It’s a New Year’s discussion that you don’t want to miss! Don't forget to bring your saltshaker!

Saltier Politics: Pardons, Russia, and the ‘useful idiot’

Saltier Politics: Pardons, Russia, and the ‘useful idiot’

December 24, 2020

Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and discuss President Trump's pardons and the massive Russian hack attack. Julie explains how the Russians are interpreting President Trump's lack of response to the hack, and reveals why the term 'useful idiot' applies to this situation. Emily questions the Blackwater pardons and what it means for diplomacy in the Middle East. The salty co-hosts also discuss HBO's "The Undoing" and why they disagree with several key plotlines. It's a jam-packed episode that you won't want to miss. Don't forget to bring your holiday-themed saltshaker!

Saltier Politics: Thanksgiving tribulations, federal investigations, and equal pay

Saltier Politics: Thanksgiving tribulations, federal investigations, and equal pay

December 2, 2020

Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and discuss some incredible women from the Soviet Union's 'Night Witches' to the U.S. Women's National Soccer team. Julie reveals who she thinks is behind the 'Bribery for Potential Pardon' scheme while Emily gets salty over policies surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in Florida. The salty co-hosts also share their Thanksgiving musings and dilemmas. It's a jam-packed episode that you won't want to miss. Don't forget to bring your saltshaker!

Saltier Politics: Biden’s victory and Trump’s impending financial fallout

Saltier Politics: Biden’s victory and Trump’s impending financial fallout

November 11, 2020

Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and discuss all things election from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' historic win to President Trump's refusal to concede. Listen to Julie liken Rudy Giuliani's Four Seasons Landscaping debacle to a Seinfeld episode where Jerry Seinfeld is "offended as a comedian because the jokes are so bad." Emily asks what's at stake when it comes to the future of education in the U.S. as one million educators become unemployed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Find out what's making Julie lose sleep at night and what you need to know about it. Do not forget to bring your saltshaker to this episode!

Saltier Politics: Census, coronavirus, and collateral damage

Saltier Politics: Census, coronavirus, and collateral damage

October 19, 2020

Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and discuss the coronavirus surge, the census, voting, bizarre amendments, and the collateral damage of holding rallies. Julie opines why the Supreme Court is truly dropping the ball and what the implications for ending the census count could really mean for rural communities and GOP lawmakers. Emily worries that voters will get confused on the bloviated wording on laws when voting on amendments on their ballots. What's the answer? The two salty co-hosts discuss and throw salt over the latest current events. Don't forget to bring your saltshaker to this one! 

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