Well, the Democratic National Convention has begun and, as is the custom for political conventions these days, it’s going fine, everything’s fi—kidding, it’s total chaos. The Wikileaks revelations that the DNC was actively interested in getting Hillary Clinton onto the ticket have led to a lot of hurt feelings surrounding her coming nomination — particularly from Bernie Sanders supporters who now have cold evidence that their party’s official representatives didn’t have their backs.
All this resulted in some pretty serious drama around Sanders’ continued support of Clinton. When he asked his supporters to help him get her into office, he was met with a chorus of boos. That would turn out to be a major theme of the day.
When the DNC officially convened Sanders supporters were ready for them.
And the convention hadn’t even started! But when it did, Sanders supporters remained very displeased, despite his sending a personal text begging his fans to keep quiet on the convention floor.
Those pleas would go unheeded, as Sanders supporters starting to chant during the opening prayer.
And they continued to boo as the new interim DNC chair Marcia Fudge addressed the crowd, but she had no time for this.
They continued to jeer and boo over the next few speakers as well, including Rep. Elijah Cummings, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.
So, yes, everything at the Democratic National Convention is off to a good start. A fine start. Everything’s fine. Nothing to see here.
Jason is the cofounder of the iconic non-profit Invisible Children which was founded to increase awareness of the horrendous activities of the LRA in Central Africa. Jason was also the director of the iconic Kony 2012 film that took the world by storm. In this two-part interview Jason and Branden talk about what it means to create a movement, what Jason experienced during his breakdown and subsequent recovery, and Jason’s experience in the world of theater.
Aharon Rabinowitz is the head of marketing for Red Giant based in New York City. During our conversation, we discussed the importance of work life balance, his start as a production intern at Sesame Street and why artist’s feel personally offended when you reject their work.
United gets their cheap on, fake news, and Trump hired who?
Welcome to Episode IV. This week, Dan spends some time with his favorite singer/songwriter, Matthew Perryman Jones. Matthew and Dan talk about panic attacks, growing up in Atlanta, the way music is informed by pain and suffering and the way music gives freedom.
If you have spent any time watching television in the last decade you have most likely heard one of Mattew’s songs on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill and many others. His insightful writing and voice have drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley, and he is on the short list of songwriters who skillfully weave the deeply philosophical and the vivid utterly human without ever losing sight of either.
To get his new album Cold Answer, (which features the three songs from him you heard on this episode), visit MPJmusic.com.
Branden sits down with writer and speaker Tyler Huckabee days after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States to talk about empathy, justice, listening, and where we go from here.
Special Election Edition, President Trump to legalized weed and everything in between.
This week we reflect on the election and discuss our strategies for staying sane.
Luca and Ilenia are the founders of Illo, a studio based in Turin, Italy. During our conversation, we discussed their self-driving video bot named Algo, how Illo was formed and how they’ve crafted a unique office culture.
This week we discuss Beyonce’s night at the CMAs, last minute election plans and how SNL might save us all.
We appreciate everyone sticking with us through this long hiatus but are planning our return even as we speak, with a bunch of new goodies and an updated format. In the meantime, here’s a brief primer on Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange — just so you can go into the movie knowing what you’re getting yourself into.