Campus Free Speech and Silence U Part 2 Premiere feat. Rob Montz, Jenny Yang and Nathan Mosher

Is free speech is threatened on campus? We premiere mini-documentary Silence U Part 2: What Has Yale Become?  and discuss it with filmmaker Rob Montz, comedian Jenny Yang of MTV’s #BeyondTheWall, and UCLA undergrad comedian Nathan Mosher.

00:00 Episode Intro

01:00 Stage Intro

02:45 Toby Muresianu Standup

07:48 Jenny Yang Standup

14:25 Nathan Mosher Standup

20:54 Panel Discussion

21:54 Is free speech threatened at colleges?

23:55 Role of class in protests

40:00 Why is free speech an important issue even if campus blowups are relatively rare?

42:00 Speakers getting shouted down costs universities money

45:10 Right-wing students also in echo chambers?

46:45 Audience member: Class isn’t the complete explanation for feeling alienated

52:42 Are safe spaces necessary?

54:44 Was it unreasonable to expect discourse in the Silliman courtyard?

56:10 Is Yale’s notion of “home” actually an old concept?

Unsafe Studio feat. Jeremy McLellan and Eric Lampaert

Comedians Jeremy McLellan of South Carolina and Eric Lampaert of France and England join Lou and Toby to discuss Trump’s cabinet, immigration, and how age of consent laws apply to jockeys.

Some highlights:

02:18 Tweeting comedy in multiple languages.

12:57: Trump’s National Security Advisor Mike Flynn and Islam

26:50: Age of Consent.

32:53: Guns from a European perspective.

47:03: Developing pre-emptive insurgency tactics.

51:00: Dakota Access Pipeline and Guns.

1:02:50: Comparing experiences immigrating to the UK and US.

1:07:28: Becoming an American vs. becoming a European.

1:19:00: Brexit forcing expats to return.

 

Post-Election Spectacular feat. Helen Hong, Thai Rivera, John L. Ray and Caroline Heldman

We discuss what’s next after the election, why it happened and why they voted the way they did in often-heated, often-hilarious discussion with comedians Helen Hong (Inside Amy Schumer), Thai Rivera (Fusion’s Roast of America), Caroline Heldman (Occidental College Politics professor) and John L. Ray (Former DNC analyst).

The Media feat. Christina Bellantoni, Tamer Kattan, Chriss Street, Georgia Kernell and Julianne Simitz

We return to Los Angeles to cover the industry that covers everybody: The Media. This was a funny and insightful show, as well as a contentious one – particularly around the topic of covering white supremacist movements. You can read some of the articles referenced on white nationalists, Trump and David Duke, and the fight between the KKK and counterprotestors here.

Guests on this show were:
Georgia Kernell – UCLA Professor who researches political communication, party strategy and voter behavior!

Christina Bellantoni – Assistant Managing Editor/Politics at the LA Times (subscribe to her newsletter at latimes.com/essentialpoliticsemail)!
Tamer Kattan – winner of the World Series of Comedy and finalist in MoveOn.org’s “Laughter Trumps Hate” competition!
Julianne Simitz – Producer of “Bad News Live” in Hollywood and veteran political worker!
Chriss Street – writer whose work has appeared in Breitbart, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Drudge Report, New York Times and many more!

Hope you enjoy it.

Unsafe Studio: Mike Schmidt and Sameer Suri

Lou calls in from covering the national conventions, former attorney and current comedian Mike Schmidt argues with guest Sameer Suri about NATO, and Toby Muresianu hosts a discussion about current politics.

Health Care feat. Josh Barro, Quincy Jones, Dave Mehreje, Daniel Bruggers

A super fun discussion of why health care costs so much and how to fix the system, featuring Josh Barro (editor of Business Insider and host of KCRW’s Left, Right and Center) Daniel Bruggers (Otolaryngologist and fellow at the Reason Institute), Quincy Jones (star of the new HBO special Burning the Light), and Dave Merheje (winner of the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival’s Best Homegrown Comic award and NOW Magazine’s Best Male Standup in Toronto).

Unsafe Studio: Julianne Simitz and Carl Kozlowski

We return to the studio to talk to Julianne Simitz, producer of Bad News Live, and Carl Kozlowski of the Koz Effect podcast about whether Trump is like Hitler, squatty potties, and everything in between!

Unsafe Studio: Sameer Suri and Justice Wainwright!

Lou and Toby sit down with comedians Sameer Suri, a gay Indian Trump supporter, and Justice Wainwright, whose viral tweets you may have seen. Sameer argues why Scalia was a fantastic judge, Justice recounts being stabbed over a Nintendo 64, and much more.

Unsafe Studio: The Primaries feat. Christian Grose and Laura Crawford

Our first in-studio (or in-apartment) podcast features USC Professor Christian Grose (author of Congress in Black and White), regular guest Laura Crawford (Buzzfeed) and Toby & Lou talking about the primaries, what really goes on at the Iowa Caucuses, and discuss whether what people say about college kids nowadays is true.