Old Fashioned Politics
A conversation about politics between two liberal millennials. Weekly Old Fashioned recipes (because American Politics are best served with alcohol)! Elevating LGBTQ, BIPOC, and female voices in the broader political conversation.
March 22, 2021
Ep 17: Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy!
Which of Biden’s 4,000 cabinet nominees have been confirmed to date? Why is Asian-American violence on the rise, and how did it start? What are the myths and truths behind the COVID-19 Vaccine? Answers to these questions in this week’s episode. Cocktail of the Week Fact Check Us
March 15, 2021
Ep 16: Get Those Divvies!
What’s in the American Rescue Plan, and what the heck is a Vice President anyway? We also delve into how the new Child Tax Credit is similar to Universal Basic Income, and how its expansion could pave the way for future UBI benefits. Cocktail of the Week Fact Check Us
March 7, 2021
Ep 15: Panini, Panera, Panoramic
This week we cover some major legislation in Congress, get an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and the importance of unions to American worker rights. We end by discussing the attempts to create the first union in an American Amazon warehouse in Alabama, and what a successful attempt to do so would mean for Amazon workers nationwide.
February 28, 2021
Ep 14: Thanks, Diane.
Since 13 is clearly an unlucky number for an episode, we skipped it! Listen as we discuss the impacts of climate change and climate gentrification in the United States, Gerrymandering, and how we can begin to prepare for the 2022 midterms. Check our social media for the context of the episode name. Cocktail of the Week Fact Check Us
February 4, 2021
Ep 11: America, You Great Unfinished Symphony
Now that we've worked out the kinks, enjoy this episode! This week, we discuss some of the Executive Orders President Biden has made since his inauguration, and the victories for Native Water Protectors and Prison Abolition Activists. Fact Check Us! Old Fashioned of the Week
January 21, 2021
Ep 10: With Baited Breath
In our first milestone (tenth) episode, we answer some questions from our listeners! Recorded the day before the Inauguration, we send good energy to Washington DC and wait with baited breath for President Biden to take the Oath of Office. Fact Check Us! Old Fashioned of the Week
December 3, 2020
Ep 5: The Evils of Socialism
Are millennials greedy, lazy, or just severely underpaid? Professor Shalena gives a very high level overview of socialism and why it’s so popular. Also hear about our Divergent factions and why bald eagles circle in the sky. Fact Check Us! Old Fashioned of the Week
November 26, 2020
Ep 4: Talking Politics & Misinformation
We all have that one crazy uncle who loves to debate politics…This week we discuss how political conversations can sometimes lead to changed minds, sometimes escalate, and are sometimes better left alone. We also take a look at where misinformation happens and what you can do to mitigate the spread. Fact Check Us! Old Fashioned of the Week
November 19, 2020
Ep 3: Native American Heritage Month, COVID Holidays ft. Teresa Perillo & Marina Legorreta
This week, we talk about our COVID Holiday plans, and then dive into the origins of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We discuss Native American Heritage Month, and National Day of mourning. We end by discussing how we can support Native Americans both in November and year round. We’re joined by two guests, Teresa Perillo, Master of Social Work, and Marino Legorreta, Registered Nurse, who discuss how the pandemic has affected their work in the healthcare and social work fields.Marina’s father is recovering from COVID in a private hospital in Mexico, which costs upwards of $6,000 per day. If you can and would like to contribute, visit this Reach Marina on
November 12, 2020
Ep 2: Deep Breaths, America
This week’s episode starts off with President-Elect Joe Biden and our journeys from our first time voting to where we are today. We owe a debt of gratitude to black Americans for carrying us through this election. There’s a lot to look forward to on Day One of a Biden Presidency via Executive Orders. We stan Kamala! Wrest the Senate from Mitch McConnell’s grasp by working to elect Georgian democratic Senate Candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff (incorrectly called Steve Ossoff this episode). Call, text, or donate! Fact Check Us and find this week's Old Fashioned Recipe at OldFashionedPolitics.com
October 16, 2020
Ep. 1: The Late, Great, RBG ft. Egan Orion
In our premier episode, we discuss the impacts of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing; politics and morals; Amy Coney Barrett’s likely Supreme Court Confirmation, and originalist vs. living constitutionalist Justices. Seattle LGBTQ and Community Activist Egan Orion (he/him) joins us to discuss his experience fighting for same-sex marriage, and what the Supreme Court means to him.
October 12, 2020
Introducing: Old Fashioned Politics
Meet host Shalena Edmunson and co-host Anjuli Tal'kora, the hosts of your new favorite feminist, leftist podcast. In this episode we talk about our motivations for the podcast, our featured Old Fashioned fo the week (because American Politics are best served with alcohol), and what to expect from our first episode on October 15th.
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