Do you believe the words coming out of your mouth? feat. Andrea Mercado

This week we’re joined by Andrea Mercado of Florida Rising who, along with a slew of other activist groups, recently published their findings from a media monitoring campaign tracking disinformation in Spanish language media in Miami. No Mas Disinformation is live online, and it has been generating buzz about a corner of media that often goes under-discussed and is rarely …

Storyboys – “It’s all connected” OR the unified theory of Florida GOP corruption

This week we have another Storyboys episode and Q is going deep on the confluence of scandals encompassing former-Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg, Rep. Matt Gaetz, Frank Artiles, phony political candidates,  electoral fraud, misappropriation of public funds, bitcoin fires, underage sex trafficking, and more the GOP’s favorite things. We explore how Florida is a test lab for the Republican …

‘I’m from Silicon Valley and I’m here to help’

Dem Boyz are back with the new puro and we are digging into Miami’s “tech boom” and exploring whether it amounts to anything more than some rich dudes trying to avoid taxes and not wear masks.  We also get into the deficient COVID bailout package, gaming news, Disney, Warner Brothers and Eve6. 

It’s All Over But the Lawsuits and Blame Avoidance feat. Thomas Kennedy

We had local activist Thomas Kennedy on to talk about the misconceptions and realities behind what happened in Miami in this year’s election, and during our diagnosis we got the news that the ol’ US of A has herself a new danged ol’ president in real time. After discussing the big news, we did a deep post mortem on the …

L@ur@ L00m€r and Florida news that actually matters feat. Lance Dixon

We talked with WLRN’s Lance Dixon about his analysis of key local, state and national races from a Miami perspective, covering elections in a time of COVID, the improprieties of Katherine Fernandez Rundle’s Miami Foundation scheme, and whether Miami-Dade has a problem electing black candidates for countywide positions.  You can follow Lance @LDixon_3 and check out WLRN at wlrn.org.  

Welcome to the Disposable City where the players play and we kayak to work like every day feat. Mario Alejandro Ariza

We talked with South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter Mario Alejandro Ariza, author of Disposable City, about the precious ephemeral nature of Miami, why it’s imperiled by climate change and the top, oh, 40 or 50 threats it faces as a result.  You can find Disposable everywhere books are sold (and also on Amazon). Follow Mario on Twitter @inaminorkey. Music in this …

Lemme Reminisce Over You My God

In an all-Bird Boyz episode we discussed the skyrocketing calamity that is the COVID-19 response in the U.S., the Hershey’s chocolate syrup-soaked freaks who made it to happen, and how much better things used to be. 

We Can’t Stop Here, This Is Skunk Ape Country feat. Corey Campbell

We got a real treat for ya’ll this week. We’re leaving the city, heading into the wilds of South Florida and abandoning this rotting urban hellscape. We talked with Corey Campbell from the Big Cypress Natural Preserve to get the lowdown on how to get out of your house while observing social distancing safe practices. Corey also gives us some …

The House Is On Fire feat. JP Mejia and Gabriela Rodriguez

We sure left a shit-show for the next generation. Thankfully, they seem up to the task of cleaning up our mess. This week, All Points West along with the CLEO Institute and Unicorn Fire Radio are launching House On Fire, a new youth-led climate activism podcast where JP Mejia and Gabriela Rodriguez talk with experts and voices about the impending …

Cuba/Miami/Latin America: Lands of Contradiction feat. Nando Vila

It’s been a monumentally difficult week so far for Q and for Sen. Bernie Sanders, as powerful forces align against both of us and try to jack our respective swagger. The latter has drawn the ire of the Democratic establishment following his momentous victories in the Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, and the former has had to deal with very …

Super Deluxxx New Hampshire Primary Special (We Won Again)

In classic dudes-hanging-out fashion, Q and Jewish Dave watched the returns come in from the granite state last night and exulted in Bernie Sanders going two-for-two in early state wins. Just a regular old Tarantino two-hander.  Live Show Updates: THIS MONDAY – ALL PRESIDENTS GO TO HELL@Golden Tiki, Las Vegas, NV, | Feb. 17, 7 p.m.Feat. guests Matt Christman and …

Challenging the Old Guard with Melba Pearson

The criminal justice system in Miami-Dade County is vastly unequal and predatory. People of color, immigrants and the poor are frequently victimized by law enforcement and find their lives caught up in the gears of an uncaring Kafkaesque labyrinth. The corrosive effects ripple outwards to their families and communities.  Melba Pearson wants to change that. She’s taking on Miami elected …

Elijah Manley and the Future of Broward County

You thought Broward County was just fun, sun, and voting debacles? Think again. Elijah Manley is a 20-year-old student at Broward College who’s running for Florida State House District 94, and he needs your help to make it happen. We caught up with Elijah and talked about education, climate change, gentrification, and his plans for a better Florida (hint: it …

Remembering Alejandra Agredo with Miami Riders Alliance’s Kevin Amézaga

Alejandra Agredo was only 17 but she had already accomplished an incredible amount. As the cofounder of Miami Riders Alliance and a tireless advocate for public transportation in Miami, she had developed an open source software solution devised to optimize Miami’s fractured transit systems. She also designed a new, practical EASY Card, showed up to county commission meetings, and hectored …

Miami’s Getting Drilled (And Not in the Fun Way, Ya’ll) feat. Amy Westervelt

We talked with Amy Westervelt, the host of smash hit podcast Drilled, about climate liability suits, denialism, what puts Miami in unique peril and all things environment. She was in town recording the Season 3 opener of Drilled, a live show held at the Frost Science Museum (which is a cool museum you should check out if you’re around South …

The Adjunct Labor Revolution – Episode 69 (Nice) feat. Hamilton Nolan

We had Splinter News senior writer Hamilton Nolan on to talk about the inspiring effort to unionize Miami and Florida’s adjunct college professors. Also, we were a little late to the Kyle Kashuv thing, but presented that dumbass story in context with a little goblin we found named 22-year-old National Review columnist and Harvard ghoul Liam Warner, who sounds like …