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September 14, 2019
Ben and Travis update you on this week's news from London - they recap the democratic debates, the Trump administration rolling back clean water regulations and California tightens anti-vax loopholes.  Head to http://bit.ly/MYBTophat and use promo code TOPHAT to claim your bonus today! Go to http://stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage, and type in TOPHAT to claim your special offer! Shades of Spring, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
September 8, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss Maine moving to a ranked voter system, Epstein's philanthropic ties to ivy league schools and the Trump administration's rollback for car emission standards. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to http://HelloFresh.com/TOPHAT80 and enter TOPHAT80. Go to http://policygenius.com, get quotes, and apply in minutes. Airport Lounge, Porch Swing, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
August 31, 2019
Ben and Travis are joined by journalist Mike Isaac and they discuss his book "Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber", the ulterior motives of tech giants, and how consumer complacency enables Silicon Valley. Head to http://bit.ly/MYBTophat and use promo code TOPHAT to claim your bonus today! Go to http://buyraycon.com/TOPHAT to get 15% off your order! Riptide, Your Call, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
August 24, 2019
This week - Texas accidentally decriminalizes marijuana, Shell workers strong-armed into attending Trump Rally, and a titan of human suffering, David Koch, has died. Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to http://getquip.com/TOPHAT right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE. Lobby Time, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
August 16, 2019
Ben and Travis are joined by the representative for the 24th District of Montana, Rep. Barbara Bessette and they discuss her experiences as a Native American in politics, the issues facing the Indigenous community and advice for people interested in public service.
August 9, 2019
Ben and Marcus discuss ICE raids, Cyntoia Brown's release from prison, and the role websites like 8chan play in mass shootings. Thanks to Warby Parker for supporting Abe Lincoln's Top Hat https://warbyparker.com/abe Head to http://policygenius.com today and find out how to supplement your workplace life insurance and better protect your family. Honey Bee, Nowhere Land, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
August 3, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss the democratic debates and Ben is joined by sex therapist Nicoletta Heidegger to discuss the causes for pedophilia, non-offending pedophiles and Jeffrey Epstein. Listen to Nicoletta's podcast, Sluts and Scholars: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1223781930?ls=1 Go to http://buyraycon.com/TOPHAT to get 15% off your order! Use this exclusive offer to get $100 off at http://smiledirectclub.com/podcast with code TOPHAT Samba Isobel, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 27, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss Mueller's testimony, Barr directing the federal government to resume the death penalty and a super PAC scam. Use this exclusive offer to get $100 off at http://smiledirectclub.com/podcast with code TOPHAT Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Backbay Lounge, Hard Boiled, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
July 20, 2019
Ben and Travis talk about voting booths, Trump's "send her back" rally, and more. Then, Ben chats with Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson. Go to http://stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in TOPHAT to claim your special offer! Right now, Boosted is offering our listeners $75 off the purchase of an electric vehicle when you go to http://boostedboards.com and use the code TOPHAT at checkout.
July 13, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss Red Flag laws, the Jeffrey Epstein case and Alex Acosta's resignation. If you need life insurance but you just don’t want to deal with all the legwork, head to http://Policygenius.com Loopster, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
July 6, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss Trump's "Salute to America", a potential 2020 census citizenship question, and Kamala Harris's plan to close the racial homeownership gap. To get $100 off the Eero base unit and 2 beacons package and 1 year of Eero Plus, visit http://eero.com/tophat and at checkout enter code tophat. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to http://HelloFresh.com/tophat80 and enter code tophat80. BossaBossa, Local Forecast, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
July 1, 2019
Marcus and Ben discuss the democratic debates, Oregon Republican walkout over carbon bill and San Francisco’s e-cigarette ban. Go to http://Scentbird.com/TOPHAT and use my code TOPHAT for 50% off your first month. Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to http://getquip.com/TOPHAT right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE. Right now, Boosted is offering our listeners $75 off the purchase of an electric vehicle when you go to http://boostedboards.com and use the code TOPHAT at checkout. Hep Cats, Rollin at 5, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
June 22, 2019
Ben and Marcus report from down under and discuss Xi Jinping's visit to North Korea, protests in Hong Kong and child porn found in Alex Jone's legal files. http://policygenius.com Nobody wants to shop for life insurance. That’s why we made it easy. Upbeat Forever, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
June 14, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss new, stricter regulations for LGBTQ+ foster parents and prosecutors dropping criminal charges in Flint water scandal. Go to http://stamps.com and use code TOPHAT to claim your special offer! For $100 off the eero base unit and 2 beacons package, and 1 year of eero Plus, visit http://eero.com/tophat and enter promo code: tophat Arroz Con Pollo, Cheery Monday, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
June 8, 2019
Ben and Travis are joined by journalist Saman Arbabi. For $75 off your first order visit http://molekule.com and enter code: tophat Get 50% off your first month at http://scentbird.com/tophat Awesome Call, Cumbia No Frills Faster, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
June 2, 2019
Ben and Travis recap this week in news: public schools slated to get facial recognition technology, horrific conditions at the southern border and Trump's high approval ratings. Go to http://boostedboards.com and use the code TOPHAT at checkout to get $75 off your vehicle. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Glitter Bomb, Too Cool, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
May 24, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss a Trump bailout to aid farmers hurt by the trade war, the importance of African American teachers and Chinese surveillance camera company Hikvision. Get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code: TOP Protect your online activity TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months free at http://expressvpn.com/tophat Cold Funk, Funkorama, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
May 19, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss the wave of anti-abortion laws, economic segregation in education and Conrad Black's presidential pardon.  Get any premium Indochino suit for $379 at http://indochino.com with promo code: TOPHAT Visit Policy http://policygenius.com Apero Hour, Bossa Antigua, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 11, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss Trump's finances, the controversial Georgia abortion law and interview Ken Bone on social media negativity bleeding into politics, his experience with becoming a meme and who he's eyeing for 2020. Get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code: Top. Start your 4-week trial at http://stamps.com with promo code: TOPHAT Acid Jazz, Nowhere Land, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creative-commons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
May 3, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss the NRA, the rural broadband initiative and the rising number of seniors with student debt. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Get $100 off the Eero base unit and 2 beacons package at http://eero.com/tophat Deuces, Cold Funk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
April 27, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss felon voting rights, a pharmaceutical distributor indicted on federal charges related to the opioid crisis and Biden announcing his bid for president. Robinhood is giving listeners a free stock at http://tophat.robinhood.com Protect your online activity TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months free at http://expressvpn.com/tophat Samba Isobel, Carefree, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
April 20, 2019
Ben and Travis summarize the Mueller report, discuss Trump's veto of a Yemen resolution and the profits state-by-state from marijuana legalization. Get $80 off your first month at http://hellofresh.com/tophat80 and enter promo code: tophat80 Get any premium Indochino suit for $379 at http://indochino.com/tophat Local Forecast-Elevator, Sunshine, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 12, 2019
Ben and Travis are joined by Brooke Rogers to discuss Julian Assange's arrest, the "Taxpayer First Act" and an ACLU tarot card case. Download the DoorDash app and use promo code: TOP for $5 off your first order. Surf Shimmy, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 6, 2019
Ben and Travis read your comments on the electoral college and discuss the red flag gun bill. Then Ben is joined by Meaghan Ybos to discuss how law enforcement mishandles sexual assault cases and the misnomer of rape kit "backlogs" Learn more about P.E.R.L. - https://www.enforcerapelaws.org/ Start your 4-week trial at http://stamps.com with promo code: TOPHAT Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Honey Bee, Apero Hour, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 30, 2019
3 cities, 3 shows, one great guy! Get tickets for the Jason Saenz Benefit Extravaganza: NYC - http://bit.ly/2HKdFts LA - SaenzBenefitLA.com DC - http://bit.ly/2U5HwTN GoFundMe - http://bit.ly/2OxQ93p Ben and Travis discuss the connection between Russian, the NRA and the Republican party, the Christchurch Massacre and Peter Buttigieg's campaign. Robinhood is giving listeners a free stock at http://tophat.robinhood.com Devil May Cry 5 now available on XBOX One. Protect your online activity TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months free at http://expressvpn.com/tophat Acid Jazz, Hitman, Private Eye, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 22, 2019
Ben is joined by Travis Irvine to discuss Roger Stone, corporate influence in city and state governments and Travis's experience running for office in Ohio. Get 50% off any premium Indochino suit at http://indochino.com/ with promo code: TOPHAT Samba Isobel, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
March 14, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss the college admission cheating scandal, Paul Manofort's newest indictment and do a deep dive into the private prison system.
March 9, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss Ilhan Omar's controversial comments on Israel, Donald Trump's missing high school records and an update to Alex Acosta's Epstein plea deal scandal. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Hep Cats, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--
March 1, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss Michael Cohen's testimony and the North Korean summit and they are then are joined by entrepreneur and 2020 candidate Andrew Yang to discuss health care, universal basic income and a mindset of scarcity in the American people. Start your 4-week trial at http://stamps.com with promo code: TOPHAT Robinhood is giving listeners a free stock at http://tophat.robinhood.com Whiskey on the Mississippi, ZigZag, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
February 22, 2019
Ben and Travis update you on Roger Stone, Bernie Sanders and a fake university sting set up by I.C.E. Policygenius. The easy way to compare and buy life insurance at http://policygenius.com Funkorama, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
February 17, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss Trump's declaration of a national emergency, child sexual abuse legislation and Amazon withdrawing from planned NYC headquarters.
February 6, 2019
Ben is joined by Jehmu Greene to discuss the State of the Union address, twin scandals unfolding in Virginia and the continuation of the women's wave. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat If you're interested in resources for women running for political office, check out voterunlead.org. Awesome Call, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
February 2, 2019
Ben and Travis discuss "Progressive Prosecutor" Kamala Harris, Roger Stone's indictment and then they are joined by comedian Mohanad Elshieky to discuss his experience of being pulled off a bus and asked to present his papers by immigration officials. Robinhood is giving listeners a free stock at http://tophat.robinhood.com Mining by Moonlight, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
January 27, 2019
Ben is joined by filmmaker Astra Taylor ("What is Democracy") and they discuss corporations fueling automation, digital media as the people's platform, and binary choices in American politics.  Start your 4-week trial at http://stamps.com + promo code: TOPHAT https://www.gofundme.com/f/birdluger Casa Bossa Nova, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
January 16, 2019
This week we discuss Steve King's racist remarks, Trump's AG nominee William Barr and we are joined by attorney Rabia Chaudry (author of "Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth & Justice After Serial" and host of "Undisclosed") to discuss criminal justice reform, privatization of incarceration and immigration law. Batty McFaddin, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
January 12, 2019
We discuss the ongoing consequences of the government shutdown and we are joined by immigration attorney Lance Curtright to discuss unpacking disinformation, "Blame the Immigrant" rhetoric and what the future has in store. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Funkorama, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
January 4, 2019
We're back from the break to discuss the government shutdown, newly implemented state laws, and issues with the for-profit college system. Robinhood is giving listeners a free stock at http://tophat.robinhood.com Backbay Lounge, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
December 21, 2018
This week we discuss the potential government shutdown, new Russian sanctions and the removal of US troops from Syria. Get a free stock at http://tophat.robinhood.com Get a $500 credit towards your Roofstock marketplace fee at http://roofstock.com/tophat ZigZag, Mining by Moonlight, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
December 14, 2018
This week on Top Hat we discuss new blood in the democratic party, Pelosi's meeting with Trump and the power grab by the Wisconsin Republican party. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Start your 4-week trial at http://stamps.com with promo code: tophat Feelin Good, Lobby Time, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
December 10, 2018
Ben and Travis discuss Attorney General nominee William Barr, updates to the Special Counsel investigation and the connection between Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta with convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
November 28, 2018
Ben and Travis discuss the National Climate Assessment, the use of tear gas at the border and The Proud Boys. Ben is then joined by writer Rachel Monroe to discuss her upcoming book and her profile on Damien Echols in the New York Times. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Get a $500 credit towards your Roofstock marketplace fee this month only at http://roofstock.com/tophat Casa Bossa Nova, Hep Cats, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
November 16, 2018
Ben recaps the week in news and focuses on the First Step Act, the spat between the medical community and the N.R.A. and is joined by Joe Toscano to discuss his book "Automating Humanity" and they discuss universal basic income and the questions politicians aren't (but should be) asking tech companies.  Start your 4-week trial at http://stamps.com with promo code: tophat Get a free stock at http://tophat.robinhood.com Visit Joe's non-profit DesignGood.tech to learn more about better business practices on the internet.  Backbay Lounge, Nowhere Land, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
November 10, 2018
Ben reports from the road and covers the midterm results, Jeff Sessions' resignation, and delves into the background of Sessions' replacement, Matt Whitaker. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Apero Hour, Local Forecast-Elevator, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
October 30, 2018
Ben is joined by Travis Morningstar to discuss pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc, the fall of Gab, and the rise of anti-semitic extremism in the United States and then Ben interviews Dr. Bob Fitrakis (The Strip and Flip Selection of 2016) on the vulnerabilities of voting machines. Thanks to Dr. Bob Fitrakis for joining us! For more information visit http://fitrakis.org
October 26, 2018
Ben and Marcus discuss the bombing scare, the migrant caravan and Trump's personal cell phone use. Robinhood is giving you a free stock to build your portfolio. Sign up at http://tophat.com/robinhood End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Too Cool, Cold Funk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
October 19, 2018
Ben and Marcus discuss undocumented workers, the alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi and Ben breaks down the toss-up districts in the House of Representatives elections.  Get free postage, a digital scale, and a 4 week trial at http://stamps.com with promo code: TOPHAT The Show Must Be Go, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
October 12, 2018
Ben and Marcus discuss the Washington Post's Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance in Saudi Arabia, Nikki Haley's resignation and Ben gives you a breakdown of the upcoming Senate elections. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Clarifications: Jamal Khashoggi is a resident of the United States, not a citizen. Kanye West and Kid Rock were at the White House to celebrate the signing of "The Music Modernization Act". Hard Boiled, Hep Cats Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
October 7, 2018
Ben and Marcus discuss Kavanaugh's successful confirmation, the Trump tax scandal, and the "Grievance Studies" hoax.
September 28, 2018
Ben and Marcus discuss Trump's UN press conference, Rod Rosenstein's tumultuous week and Dr. Ford and Brett Kavanaugh's testimonies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Audio courtesy of the Curtis and Cosby show, 77 WABC Radio Lobby Time, Off to Osaka, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
September 21, 2018
Ben discusses the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh and the vulnerability of voting machines to hacking. Sign up at http://stamps.com/tophat for a 4 week trial with promo code tophat. Bossa Antigua Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
September 12, 2018
Ben is joined by the president of Diligence LLC and former CIA covert operations officer Mike Baker to discuss the NYTimes Op-Ed, lack of nuclear weapons at the North Korean military parade, and the future of cyber warfare. Start protecting your internet experience today with 66% off a 2 year plan by using code “TOPHAT” at http://NordVPN.com/tophat Acid Jazz Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
September 7, 2018
Ben and Marcus discuss the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, Roy Moore and Michael Cohen's GoFundMe campaigns and guess at who could be behind the anonymous NY Times op-ed "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration". Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Riptide, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
August 31, 2018
Ben and Marcus discuss the passing of John McCain, the Arizona and Florida primaries and Alex Jones. Ben is then joined by journalist Mark Jacobson to discuss his prolific career, the shifting public perception of the FBI & NSA and his book "Pale Horse Rider: William Cooper, the Rise of Conspiracy, and the Fall of Trust in America".
August 24, 2018
Ben and Marcus discuss the Cohen and Manafort verdicts, the ongoing prison strike and Trump's interview on Fox News. End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Get up to $55 Free postage, a digital scale, and a 4 week trial at http://stamps.com with promo code: tophat Awesome Call, Cold Funk Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
August 16, 2018
Ben and Marcus discuss the Omarosa tape, John Brennan's rescinded security clearance, and Sacha Baron Cohen's "Who Is America". *Correction: The lethal injection execution with Fentanyl was in Nebraska, not North Carolina Get your first Quip refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Funkorama, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
August 10, 2018
Ben and Marcus discuss Space Force, the politics of Kanye West and catch you up to speed on the unfolding Manafort Trial.
August 3, 2018
Ben is joined by writer Ben Westhoff to discuss his upcoming book "Fentanyl Inc.", and the fascinatingly terrifying corporate underbelly of the opioid epidemic End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Get your first order free by visiting http://filtereasy.com and enter code: TOPHAT Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat BossaBossa, Open Those Bright Eyes, ZigZag, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 27, 2018
Ben and super producer Travis Morningstar discuss the Cohen tapes, the proposed impeachment of Rod Rosenstein and the ramifications of Trump's trade policy. Get up to $55 free postage, a digital scale, and a 4 week trial at http://stamps.com and enter promo code: TOPHAT Acid Jazz, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 18, 2018
Ben and Marcus discuss the Helsinki summit between Trump and Putin, alleged NRA affiliated Russian spy Maria Butina and Stormy Daniel's arrest. Hurry to http://stitchfix.com/tophat to get started NOW! Keep all 5 items in your box and you’ll get 25% off your entire purchase! Bossa Antigua, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 12, 2018
For their 400th episode, Ben and Marcus reflect on their past political predictions and catch you up on the news about Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's pardon of the Hammonds and the delays in immigrant family reunification.  Thanks to The Black Tux for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://theblacktux.com/tophat to get $20 off your purchase. Thanks to Casper for supporting our channel.  Save $50 on select mattresses at http://www.casper.com/abe + code: abe. End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Thanks to Quip for sponsoring this episode. Go to http://getquip.com/tophat to get your first refill pack free with a Quip electric toothbrush. Off to Osaka, Hard Boiled, Samba Isobel, ZigZag, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 4, 2018
Ben interviews boxing and wrestling legend Marc Mero and they discuss his post-wrestling career as a motivational speaker, the challenges and rewards in connecting with today's youth and the bright futures for the new generation of retired wrestlers.  For more information about Marc's motivational programs, visit https://thinkpoz.org Visit http://FilterEasy.com or call 1-855-910-EASY (3279). Make sure you use offer code TOPHAT to get your first order free. Awesome Call, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 27, 2018
Ben and super producer Travis discuss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's sweeping primary victory, the announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement and recreating "Monsters, Inc." with detained migrant children. End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to get started. Thanks to Stamps.com for sponsoring this episode. Start your 4 week trial at http://stamps.com and enter promo code: TOPHAT Beach Bum, ZigZag, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 21, 2018
Ben and substitute super producer Mary Kelly discuss the immigrant family separation crisis, Trump's order to halt the practice, and the United States' withdrawal from the UN's Human Rights Council. There’s no reason not to join! Get yours at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tophat Hurry to http://stitchfix.com/tophat to get started NOW! Keep all 5 items in your box and you’ll get 25% off your entire purchase! Thanks to Quip for sponsoring this episode. Get your first refill pack free at http://getquip.com/tophat Surf Shimmy, Riptide, Private Eye Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 14, 2018
Ben and Marcus recap a very busy week - from Trump's testy visit to the G7 summit, to his meeting with Kim Jong Un, to Jeff Session's immigration policies. Thanks to FilterEasy for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://filtereasy.com and use promo code: TOPHAT Thanks to The Black Tux for sponsoring this episode. Get $20 off your order at http://theblacktux.com/tophat. Local Forecast, In Your Arms Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 7, 2018
Marcus and Ben discuss the recent primaries across 8 states, in particular California's "jungle primary", the bipartisan First Step bill, and Trump's "Celebration of America". Thanks to Dollar Shave Club for sponsoring this episode. Get the Daily Essentials Starter Set for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tophat Thanks to Software Advice for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://softwareadvice.com/abe to connect with an advisor for free. Surf Shimmy, Whiskey on the Missippi Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 31, 2018
Ben is joined by super producer Travis Morningstar to recap this week in news: they talk Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko's staged "death", Trump's recent signing of the "Right to Try" act and the cancelation of "Roseanne".   Hurry to http://stitchfix.com/tophat to get started NOW! Keep all 5 items in your box and you’ll get 25% off your entire purchase! Thanks to Quip for sponsoring this episode. Get a free refill pack with your order at http://getquip.com/tophat Sambo Isobel, Smooth Lovin Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 23, 2018
Ben & Marcus catch you up on the week's top news stories and discuss the Santa Fe school shooting, Trump's backpedalling of his tough stance on China and the rise of drones. There’s no reason not to join! Get yours at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tophat Go to http://stamps.com click on the Radio Microphone and enter TOPHAT for a 4 week trial. End the software struggle today. Go to http://softwareadvice.com/abe to connect with an advisor for free. Hard Boiled, Poppers & Prosecco, Whiskey on the Mississippi Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 15, 2018
Ben & Marcus recap the week's news and discuss the comments made about John McCain, Gina Haspel's nomination, Trump's torching of the Iran deal, and more. Thanks to Stamps.com for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://stamps.com and enter promo code: TOPHAT Thanks to The Black Tux for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://theblacktux.com/tophat for $20 off your purchase. Bossa Antigua, Poppers & Prosecco, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 10, 2018
In this bonus episode Ben takes listener calls and discusses the explosive Giuliani interview, the unfolding Stormy Daniels scandal and asks "who is the future of the democratic party?".
May 8, 2018
Ben is in the Fox News Radio studios to take your calls on Trump's new lawyer Emmet Flood, the ongoing Mueller investigation and Trump's plans for a "Space Force".
May 3, 2018
This week Ben catches you up on the latest in the world of politics and speaks with Lawrence B. Jones III (11:57) about Kanye West and how both the right and the left fail to serve the black community, followed by an interview with pro wrestler Sean Waltman (X-Pac) on the male-only "Greatest Royal Rumble" in Saudi Arabia, libertarianism, and more (33:08). Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Surf Shimmy Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 25, 2018
This week Ben & Marcus discuss Mike Pompeo's meeting with Kim Jong Un, the growing incel community and their association with the van attack in Toronto and the debate over raising the minimum wage. Go to http://stamps.com click on the Radio Microphone and enter TOPHAT for a 4 week trial. There’s no reason not to join! Get yours at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tophat Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Surf Shimmy, Whiskey on the Mississippi, Zig Zag Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 18, 2018
Ben & Marcus recap George Stephanopoulos's interview with James Comey, Sean Hannity's connection to Michael Cohen and the ongoing developments in Syria. Thanks to Stitch Fix for sponsoring this episode. Hurry to http://stitchfix.com/tophat to get started NOW! Keep all 5 items in your box and you’ll get 25% off your entire purchase! Thanks to The Black Tux for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://theblacktux.com/tophat for $20 off your purchase. Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Surf Shimmy,Private Eye, Bossa Antigua, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 16, 2018
Ben is in the Fox News Radio studios discussing and taking your calls on Zuckerberg, Syria, Paul Ryan's retirement and more. He is joined by Fox News Correspondant Peter Doocy to discuss the Zuckerberg testimony (35:04), sex worker Nadia White to discuss the repercussions of the SESTA/FOSTA bill (52:51), Mike Baker to talk Syria (1:28:00), Fox News Producer Jake Gibson to discuss Trump's meeting with Rod Rosenstein (1:55:03) and Mark Ryavec to discuss Los Angeles' newest strategy to combat the homelessness epidemic (2:13:30). Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 11, 2018
Ben and Marcus speak with Sarah Lyons (Vice) to discuss her new article "Racists Are Threatening to Take over Paganism" and the rise of occultism on both sides of the aisle and then interview sex worker and activist Sam on the SESTA-FOSTA bill and how it's anticipated to put sex workers in increased danger and the restrictions it puts on free speech. Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 9, 2018
Ben takes your calls in the Fox News Radio studios and discusses sanctuary cities, the national guard moving to the border, the ongoing Facebook scandal and more. He is joined by Juan Williams to talk immigration and the border wall (18:00) and by Brooke Rogers to discuss her recent article "Hiding Cosmo is no win for #MeToo" (1:27:15). Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 2, 2018
Ben is joined by Saman Arbabi to discuss Trump's foreign policy and overall global destabilization and interviews Professor Thomas Holbrook on the upcoming midterm elections and how the changing demographics of America are influencing politics. Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 27, 2018
Ben & Marcus discuss the Republican tax bill, this past weekend's March for our Lives and the upcoming government census. There’s no reason not to join! Get yours at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tophat Thanks to Mack Weldon for sponsoring this episode. Go to http://mackweldon.com and get 20% off using promo code: TOPHAT. Thanks to Stamps.com for sponsoring this episode. Go to http://stamps.com and use promo code TOPHAT to start your free trial. Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 20, 2018
In this bonus episode Ben is back in the Fox News Radio studio to take listener calls about changing gender norms in the workplace, Trump's opioid plan and he interviews Mike Baker about the nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA director (interview at 1:57:00). Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 20, 2018
Ben & Marcus discuss the ramping up of the war on drugs, the spread of misinformation online and the firing of Andrew McCabe. Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 13, 2018
Ben & Marcus discuss the upcoming meeting with Jong-un, the Florida gun bill, the Stormy Daniels scandal and conclude by reading some listener emails.  Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1 This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon; receive 20% off your entire order by going to MackWeldon.com and entering the code "TOPHAT". Feelin Good Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 6, 2018
Ben & Marcus discuss the steel & aluminum tariffs, a possible NRA-Russian collusion link and Sam Nunberg's bombshell interview. Please consider taking our short & confidential survey here: https://goo.gl/forms/zWIuM2TaYOO9KsBi1
February 27, 2018
Ben & Marcus discuss Paul Manafort, the Democratic memo and Trump's stance on jail time and execution for drug offenses.
February 21, 2018
Ben & Marcus discuss the Parkland shooting and the resulting student-driven activist response, the most recent indictments and Russian troll farms; this episode concludes with an interview with Dr. Robert Fitrakis on the Russian indictments and the vulnerability of voting machines.
February 14, 2018
Ben and Marcus are joined by Molly Knefel to discuss immigration, the CRUMBS act and the state of education. Correction: Fiat Chrysler paid their employees $120 million in bonuses.
February 10, 2018
Ben and Marcus catch you up on the budget deal, the most recent and briefest government shut down, and the Nunes memo.
February 1, 2018
Ben and Marcus discuss the State of the Union address, dynasty politics and how much milk Joe Kennedy drinks.
January 30, 2018
Ben & Marcus discuss the internet echo chamber, the fall out from the government shut down, and discuss the upcoming midterm elections. Then Ben interviews Dr. Jocelyn Elise Crowley on her newest book "Gray Divorce: What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits".
January 19, 2018
Ben & Marcus discuss the criminal justice system, the potential government shutdown, and the current scandals circling the president; this episode concludes with an interview with the wrongfully convicted prison reform activist, author Anthony Graves.
January 17, 2018
This week we're bringing you 2 episodes for the price of 1; Ben's in the Fox News Radio studios talking state and national marijuana laws, Trump's "shithole" comment and he sits down with political commentator and author Kayleigh McEnany to discuss her book "The New American Revolution: The Making of a Populist Movement".
January 10, 2018
This week Ben & Marcus discuss legal weed, "Fire & Fury" and reveal the secret behind Trump's hair.
December 31, 2017
Ben and Marcus discuss tax and immigration reform, and the Democratic Party's focus on resisting the GOP rather than focusing on governing.
December 23, 2017
Ben and guest producer Travis talk Doug the Pug, the highly controversial tax bill, and Utah's Bears Ears. Plus, Ben interviews ufologist Henry Zebrowski about mankind's recent glimpse of alien activity.
December 17, 2017
Ben and Marcus discuss Doug Jones' victory in Alabama, and the country's loss of the most recent net neutrality battle.
December 9, 2017
Ben and Marcus discuss the latest congressional sex scandals, the recent changes to the Antiquities Act, and the gay cake case.
December 4, 2017
Ben and Marcus discuss the recent tax reform bill, the effectiveness of the Flynn investigation, and the Libyan slave trade.
November 25, 2017
Ben and Marcus discuss the immensely important issue of net neutrality, the impact of the house tax bill, and the recent spree of individuals faking allegations and evidence against politicians to make them look bad.
November 17, 2017
Ben and Marcus are joined by Travis Irvine to discuss the Roy Moore scandal, allegations against Al Franken, and the probability of Donald Trump Jr working with Wikileaks. Plus an interview with Kinky Friedman and Mary Lou Sullivan!
November 10, 2017
Ben and Marcus discuss the allegations against Roy Moore, blatant misuse of funds donated to the Hillary Clinton campaign, and the financial state of the democratic party.
November 3, 2017
Bean and Marcus discuss the recent terror attack in New York City, John Kelly's controversial statements about the civil war, and the Mueller investigation.
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