Hello there, HLC mavens! Welcome to the HLC podcast for January 15, 2019 (this is Todd Feinburg’s birthday week podcast) with your hosts, the aforementioned Todd Feinburg, radio guy, and Mike Stopa the as yet to be mentioned west coast AI guy. We are here every week etc. etc. as you well know.

This week, we discuss toxic masculinity as seen through the eyes of everyday guys who are shaving their ugly masculine faces and thinking deep inside about the sexual harassment that they are planning for the day…or something. Has Gillette blown away a significant part of their patronage by insulting men for being men?

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political podcast number O.M.G. 207 it is the Wall Walkout edition of the show with your holdout hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa (the handsome one…if I haven’t said so yet).

This week, well, it is wall-to-wall (knew I was going to do that, didn’t you?) Wall and Shutdown and Trump and the Dems and the battle royale. And in spite of the utter predictability of our topic we are (if we do say so ourselves) scintillating! You will enjoy!

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for Yipes! January 2, 2019….yes, 2019! It is the Misguided Mitt edition of the show with your ever-on-target hosts, radio guy Todd Feinburg on the right coast and AI guy Mike Stopa (the handsome one) on the left coast.

This week, this very day, Mitt Romney, our former governor from Massachusetts and, did it really happen?!? candidate for president has decided to…to….to what exactly? to write an op ed in the Washington Post…to enter the fray…to slam the President….And, you may ask, to what end? Preparing for a run for President in 2020? Is that even allowed? Mitt’s a Mormon so he can’t have been drinking. We are not sure we can fathom what Mitt is thinking. But we can talk about it. And we do!

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Welcome Christmas celebrants to the Harvard Lunch Club Political podcast for Christmas Eve, 2018 it is number 205, the Shutdown Mad Dog edition of the show with your frothing at the mouth hosts Todd Feinburg, east coast WTIC radio guy and Mike Stopa, west coast AI guy. We come to you every week with the conversation, the chatter, the *philosophy* that you need to hear.

This week we discuss Mad Dog, aka James Mattis and his resignation. We discuss Syria (the proximal cause of Mad Dog’s departure) and whether the grand old F.P.E. (foreign policy establishment) will ever finish sitting in the corner, holding their breath and turning blue. We are skeptical.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for December 17, 2018 it’s the Angry White Men edition of the show #204 with your bitter clinger White Hosts, radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa (the handsome one). This week we ask: if the Dems are the party of inclusion, then why is it that the top three candidates for the Dem Presidential nomination for 2020 are, so far, three gnarly white guys? We say: amend the Constitution so that Ocasio-Cortez can run!

Then, the Dems are planning what next to do with healthcare. Status quo? All out socialism or something in between? Who knows. We will discuss.

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Welcome my friends to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast number 203 it is the Blood in the Water edition of the show with your feeding frenzy hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa. This week we focus, nay, we obsess, on the emerging picture of what makes Trump tick and how will he handle the ever-circling legacy media sharks because they smell the blood in the water! they are looking to *bring Trump down*! Will they finally have there way? Or will Trump just swim like the giant whale he is merrily along enjoying all the attention that the efforts at impeachment will attract to him? (like he doesn’t have enough attention already). We will discuss.

Our shower thoughts of course! And this week’s hidden gem (continuing *someone’s* psychodrama) is Dido’s signature hit White Flag. Enjoy!

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political podcast number 202!!! it is the Tear Jerker edition of the show with you sob-sister hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa.

This week, the wave crested, the migrant invasion massed to the border, threw their handful of projectiles and, with a tiny little burst of caustic gas were repelled by the good guys. Meanwhile, the media continues to make the migrant rabble (overwhelmingly composed of young men) into a march of the saints. They squeeze every scene and every anecdote for every pitiful tear they can get. Because they are colluding with all the other powerful forces in America to get Americans to say: “oh, hell….just let them in after all!!!”

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast number, OMG 201!!! It is the “Is Whitaker Fixing Mueller?” edition of the show with your fixed hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg on the east coast and AI guy Mike Stopa on the west coast. This week we bring you two stories – national and local – that are shaking things up in this ol’ U.S. of A. we got going here. First, Matt Whitaker, the new acting A.G. has been in the job for, oh, a week and he is already at the center of the storm. To be fair to him, it’s nothing Whitaker has done in the new job that has people in a tizzy – rather, it is what he might do which is put the kabosh on the Mueller investigation…or at least undermine it. But heck Mueller needs a little kick in the pants once in a while too, doesn’t he? Don’t we all?

Then, taking the local and blazoning its lessons onto the national: new Connecticut governor-elect Ned Lamont is, gasp, *for* putting tolls on CT highways in contradistinction to the things he said in the campaign (he would “focus” on the big, interstate trucks). We are shocked! Seriously, are Democrats a bunch of thirsty leeches or what? When do people realize that throwing money at social problems creates social-problem-bureaucracies and social-problem entrenched clients? TANSTAAFL.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for the ides of November, the 15th this is (do you believe it?!?) episode number 2-0-0 of the podcast with your bicentennial hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa. We call it Sex, Trump, and Videotape. In this edition of the show we get to the important issue of the age of Trump, namely, is it okay for an ordinary liberal person to (a) sleep with, (b) date, or (c) marry a Trump supporter? Is there a litmus test that means that no such relationships should be permitted to happen? If so, what do you do with those people you started to get involved with in the first place?

And for our second topic (are you ready for this) we do *food*. Yes, the new style of the show (for this week anyway) is one political topic and one food topic. And as long as we are doing a food topic, we may as well hit the most important food topic, namely, what’s the best pizza in America? (Answer: Chicago pizza).

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Welcome lil’ chil’ren to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for November 7, 2018, the day after the day (election day, that is)! We are bringing you episode number One-Nine-Nine of this venerable podcast. Who are we, you ask? We are East Coast radio guy Todd Feinburg and West Coast AI guy Mike Stopa. We are here every week and we hope you are too!

This week it is wall-to-wall elections! The Blue Wave! Was it transcendental? Was it a mere ripple of its promised self? Was it mitigated or enhanced by Le Grande Orange? We will discuss.

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Ahoy Matey from the good ship Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast and her able-bodied crew, radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa. This is episode number 198 (God do we feel old!) and we call it the “Anchor Babies Away” edition of the show.

Our topics this week include (in reverse chronological order) the 14th Amendment (or as we cognoscenti call it, the XIV mother) and Trump’s plan to repeal it with the stroke of a pen (and perhaps a phone call). Can he do it? Can we stop the influx of pregnant ladies (do we really have to call the “ladies”) who venture to our land to drop their little miscreants on us? We will discuss.

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Welcome dysphorics, welcome to the land of normalcy – the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast. By number 197! (O.M.G.!!) By date? October 24, 2018. By name? The Immigration Dysphoria Podcast, and, by hosts, Todd Feinburg, east coast radio guy and Mike Stopa, west coast AI guy!

This week we discuss the onslaught, the tsunami, the coming hordes. Yes, another army of illegal aliens has decided that, basically, we are their Daddy. They want in, gol dern it. They are bangin on our door. We got stuff. They want our stuff. And who is in here trying to help them? Can you say C-H-A-M-B-E-R! Another name for American slime. Trump has sold out to the fat-assed, business first Republican traitors. What does that mean for the invasion? We discuss.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast number 196!!! for October 17, 2018 – it is the Snow Me State Podcast with your abominable snowmen hosts, radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa.

This week we feature two starlets of the Democrat Party who are making a name for themselves and their party today: Claire (Annie Oakley) McCaskill and Liz (Angry Bear) Warren. Yep, it’s our cowgirl and indian pair.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast number – god, what number *is* it???? – it is 195!!! closing in on the big 200 soon!

This is the podcast for ten-ten-twenty-eighteen and we are Todd Feinburg – radio guy – and Mike Stopa – your friendly Siri-substitute.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club, number (O.M.G.) 194!!! for October 3, 2018 (Happy Birthday R.) it is the Elevator Operators edition of the show with your rising and falling hosts, radio guy Todd Feinberg and A.I. maven Mike Stopa. Each week we bring you the best in discourse, the flesh of the political apple and the angles that Minnesota Fats wouldn’t even consider! And we come to you out of that little box you carry around in your pocket.

Anyway, we proceed (following the followers) with the Supreme Court harlequinade – like, you just can’t avert your eyes no matter how you try! – and the latest blow by blow including Jeff Flake getting mugged by some Soros sirens in the Senate elevator.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for September 28, 2018 it’s the Tooth and Claw edition of the podcast, number 193! (Phew, are we getting old or what???)

Today we talk about…well, yeah. Is there anything else going on in politics today? We talk about the Blasey Ford – Kavanaugh rumble in the jungle. It was indeed a day of high drama. And here are we, your humble observers of all things political, here are we hanging out twisting in the wind. By which I mean, the vote is tomorrow. How’s it going to go? By the time you hear this the deed will have been done.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for September 19, 2018, it is the Supreme Gall Edition of the show (number…are you ready for it?? 192!!!!) with your galling hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa (right and left coast, respectively).

Today we discuss it. Yah, you know. Gotta do it. The Brett-man. He of the giant Kavs. Our next Supreme Court Justice if the wheels don’t completely fall off the cart…and his sexual assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Is it *only* any-means-is-justified for the proper end action by the Democrats or is their a shred of legitimacy in their claim that – now that the R’s have agreed to a hearing for BF – the hearing now has to be postponed until the FBI has done a full investigation? Mika Brzezinksi (*Mika Brzezinski*, for heaven’s sake!!!) says the Dems are moving the goal posts. What do we think? Gotta listen to hear.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for September 11, 2018 – number 191!!! – it is the Deep Trump edition of the show with your fathomless hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa. This week we analyze Bob Woodward – the everything-gate guy – and his latest book (but we didn’t read it) “Fear: Trump in the White House.” Is there seriously anything here deserving of even a little media hysteria? That’s what Bob’s publisher would like to think. We will analyze. And then- back from the grave it’s Jason,…,no. not Jason. It’s Barack the O-man! He is flaunting tradition in this time of deepest traditionalism. He is back on the campaign trail. Is anyone listening? He uses his searing intellect and historical insight to cast the current political landscapesain pnv=v.zzzzzzzzz. Oops. Sorry about that.

Well, Obama’s back. Let’s hope at least Michelle can stay awake.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for September 6, 2018 (number 190!!!) it is the Zero Loyalty edition of the podcast with your unfailingly loyal hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI-guy Mike Stopa.

This week, in our loyal way, we discuss the treachery inside the White House, the head-rearing of the Deep State, the grandiosity-possessed #NeverTrumper with a grudge who has decided to launch a tirade against the President because of some confused psychodrama going on in his head. (Trust me, it’s a “he”). Does it make any sense to rail against Trump as being “un-democratic” while speaking furtively from your un-elected sinecure in the public employ?

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for August 28, 2018 it is the End of Trump edition of the show, number 189!!! This week is a special show because our guest is my esteemed editor from the Boston Globe, the editorial page editor Marjorie Pritchard. As noted by NPR host David Greene:

An editorial in The Boston Globe this morning [August 16] has the headline “Journalists Are Not The Enemy.” This is in response to President Trump’s attacks. He has called the media, quote, “the enemy of the American people.” Now, the Globe asked other newspapers to join them today in running an editorial like this, and more than 300 publications heeded the call. This was spearheaded by Marjorie Pritchard. She’s the op-ed editor of The Boston Globe.

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