Sun, 25 November 2012
Week of: November 26 – ???
Synopsis: Stimulated Boredom is moving to Washington DC! In this brief update, I announce some exciting news and how it will affect the podcast over the course of the next few weeks.
The show moves closer to the belly of the beast! We are very excited about this change and have a LOT to do over the next couple of weeks, therefore Stimulated Boredom will be taking a brief hiatus as we get packed, moved and settled into our new DC digs. :)
I appreciate your patience during this time and am anticipating that I should be able to get back on the mic by the 2nd or 3rd week of December.
In the meantime, please feel free to get caught up on any past shows that you might have missed! You can do so viaiTunes or the official SB iPhone and Android apps, in addition to a variety of other options.
Thanks again for your support of Stimulated Boredom and for listening to the show…the next time you hear my voice, I will be breathing in the Washington DC air and getting ready for some new and exciting changes to the show. :)
Mon, 12 November 2012
Week of: November 12 – November 19, 2012
Synopsis: The election is over, President Obama has won a second term and it’s time for a little post-election analysis; including what the next four years may look like and the impending fiscal cliff.
That’s it folks! After a year of campaigning, kissing babies, shaking hands, a billion dollars in ads spent, countless stump speeches and a race dubbed ‘one of the closest in recent history,’ it was over much faster than the pundits predicted and was a resounding electoral victory for the President.
But what happened? Why were the polls and talking heads so off? Where did the GOP go wrong against an incumbent they swore was so beatable? And how has the country’s demographics shifted in such a way that the White House may effectively end up outside of the Republican party’s reach for a long time unless they adapt and become more inclusive?
This week’s show is all about the election and what challenges the President may face in the upcoming fours years; in addition to what the Republican party may need to do in order to stay relevant in a country with changing demographics and a more progressive attitude towards social, ethnic & gender issues.
Enjoy the show!
Sat, 3 November 2012
Week of: October 22 – October 29, 2012
Synopsis: As we head into the final days of the election, I respond to listener questions relating to exactly what the Electoral College is, its history and how it works, what makes a “battleground state” and a wrap-up of the week in election news.
Due to what appears to be a close race, there has been a lot of talk this election cycle of the Electoral College and the math involved in coming up with a strategy that leads to 270 electoral votes…the majority required to win the Presidency. But what exactly is the Electoral College and how does it work? Why was it created in the first place and why is it still used today? Why doesn’t popular vote determine the winner of Presidential elections?
I’ve covered this topic numerous times on past shows during previous election years and decided to re-visit it due to the emails and questions that I have been receiving, asking me to answer the questions listed above. I also delve into the strategy that each party pursues to achieve electoral victory and what the electoral map is showing as we head into November 6th.
So enjoy this little civics lesson, coupled with additional discussion, politicking and opinion of the news coming out of the final stretch of the election.
Enjoy the show!