April 17, 2018

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EPISODE 15: AND (RELIGIOUS) LIBERTY FOR ALL?

Adam and Jon react to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement of a “religious liberty task force”, and the accusations of anti-semitism in the UK’s Labour Party.

EPISODE 14: FROM RUSSIA WITH FLUB

Adam and Jon discuss this month’s developments in the Brexit negotiations, and Jon expresses his frustration with the Trump/Russia hysteria.

EPISODE 13 - FIXING DEMOCRACY, PART 3: INFLEXIBLE CONSTITUTIONS

In part 3 of the ABSURDISTAN! Summer Series, Adam and Jon examine how constitutions affect democratic institutions, and what reforms could be put in place to allow constitutions to better serve the needs of nations as they change.

EPISODE 12 - FIXING DEMOCRACY, PART 2: WHEN THE PEOPLE WILL NOT RULE

In part two of the ABSURDISTAN! Summer Series, Adam and Jon examine the problems with voter participation and education. Are there any viable solutions or alternatives when the people will not rule themselves?

EPISODE 11 - FIXING DEMOCRACY, PART 1: OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE?

In part one of the first ABSURDISTAN! podcast summer series, Adam outline some of the problems plaguing democracies around the world, and discuss some solutions to these problems.

EPISODE 10: THE SCOTUS WITH THE MOSTEST

This week, Adam and Jon cover the surprising upset of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over incumbent Joe Crowley, and the United States Supreme Court decision on President Trump’s travel ban.

EPISODE 9: A CESSPOOL OF POLITICAL BIAS

Adam and Jon discuss recent developments in the Spanish Government, and this week’s withdrawal of the United States from the UN Human Rights Council.

EPISODE 8: HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO

In Adam’s absence, ABSURDISTAN! welcomes it’s first guest host, Chris Gavrielidis. Chris and Jon discuss this week’s summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-Un, and the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.

EPISODE 7: PESSIMISTIC ABOUT POPULISM

Adam and Jon examine the Toronto elections and the populist campaign of Doug Ford, and discuss what the cancellation of TV show Roseanne tells us about Free Speech.

EPISODE 6: NOT ANOTHER CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC...

Adam and Jon cover the formation of a new populist government in Italy, and take an in depth look at the context of the Irish abortion referendum.

EPISODE 5: SHI'A YOU LATER

Adam and Jon examine the Israeli killing of Palestinian protesters, the outcome and significance of the Iraq elections, and Jon reports on the history and context of DACA.

EPISODE 4: LET'S BREAK A DEAL

In their first monthly deep dive, Adam and Jon delve into the Iran Nuclear Deal, examining it’s history, context, and effects of President Trump withdrawing from the deal.

EPISODE 3: KIM'S GOT SEOUL

Adam and Jon discuss new stipulations in the EU budget, the aftermath of the Korean Peninsula Summit, and Adam reports on the complexities of the Irish border in the Brexit negotiations.

EPISODE 2: "GROSSLY OFFENSIVE"

Adam and Jon discuss the case of Markus Meechan and the limits of free speech, the recent decision by Finland to stop their Universal Basic Income experiment, and Jon reports on gerrymandering cases before the Supreme Court.

EPISODE 1: BEGINNINGS

In the inaugural episode of ABSURDISTAN!, Adam and Jon discuss Turkey’s snap election, the confirmation hearings of Mike Pompeo, and a possible solution to the Catalan Crisis.

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