Saltier Politics
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! 

Saltier Politics: Debate debacle, Trump’s soliloquy, and voter suppression

Saltier Politics: Debate debacle, Trump’s soliloquy, and voter suppression

October 5, 2020

Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and discuss the debate, the coronavirus pandemic, and voter suppression. The political duo opine 'superspreader' events and what’s next for President Trump and his COVID-19 journey. Julie makes a big prediction for Election Day and reveals why she’s salty this week. Emily explains why, despite the chaos, she’s ending the week on a very sweet note. It's a conversation you will not want to miss. Don't forget to bring your saltshaker!

Saltier Politics: New beginnings, NDAs, QAnon, and Trump’s mask issues

Saltier Politics: New beginnings, NDAs, QAnon, and Trump’s mask issues

September 22, 2020

Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and explain why NDAs after layoffs are so detrimental to workers. Julie uses her experience to break down why NDAs prey on vulnerable employees and how her organization 'Lift Our Voices' is helping to eliminate them. The politically savvy co-hosts also discuss the QAnon conspiracy theory and why Trump is precariously pandering to its believers. Both Roginsky and DeCiccio attempt to reconcile why President Trump thinks Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should have issued a national mask mandate. Emily reveals a brand new chapter in her life. Listen to find out and don't forget to bring your saltshaker!

Saltier Politics: Bombshell Senate Intel Report, Michelle Obama, and the Democratic National Convention

Saltier Politics: Bombshell Senate Intel Report, Michelle Obama, and the Democratic National Convention

August 20, 2020

Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and discuss the 1,000 page Senate Intel Report by Republicans that revealed a mountain of evidence against President Trump's involvement with Russia in the 2016 election. Julie explains why maintaining power eclipses everything for the authors of the report, even integrity and patriotism. Emily asks what Democrats can do to effectively translate the information in the report into action. Julie discusses Michelle Obama's passionate Democratic National Convention speech while Emily reveals why she's especially salty this week. It's a conversation you will not want to miss. Don't forget to bring your saltshaker!

Saltier Politics: Kamala Harris, the Census, and Florida Man

Saltier Politics: Kamala Harris, the Census, and Florida Man

August 14, 2020

Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and discuss Joe Biden's recently announced running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA). They talk about why representation is so important with Sen. Harris and what it means for women and girls. Julie reveals what to look out for during the debates between Vice President Pence and Senator Harris, while Emily explores her own Asian background and how that has informed her decision-making. Julie schools the audience on why we should all be salty about the US Census and both co-hosts reveal why they are so salty this week. Don't forget to bring your saltshaker to this discussion! 

Saltier Politics: AOC’s epic response against misogyny

Saltier Politics: AOC’s epic response against misogyny

July 29, 2020

Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty over Rep. Ted Yoho's sexist verbal attack towards Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Both Emily and Julie laud Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's condemnation of Rep. Yoho's language and overall sexist and violent culture towards women. Do not forget to bring your saltshaker to this discussion! 

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