Wrong About Everything

Trump really wants to 'shut it down!' and other things we've learned from that tense meeting with Schumer and Pelosi. And who is really to blame for all this? Recent Dems or old Repubs? Criminal justice reform just makes good dollars and sense. And maybe Minnesota republicans lost so bad because they were too 'Trump-like?' Also, there's a caucus block happening in Minnesota. 

Direct download: WAE121418.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm CST

Brian, Carin, Amy, and Javier come together to celebrate Hanukkah and, the surplus. Oh no, France is burning! Is Minnesota headed that way too? A 'racially charged' tree takes the blame at a local precinct. Goodbye GHWB, everyone else, leave Hillary Clinton alone! And what is going on with Wisconsin?

Direct download: WAE120718.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:16pm CST

The new Mueller report could be incredibly damning of the current administration, when will republicans bid ado to Trump? Who exactly is lying and who should be held accountable? In local news: the snow shoveling conspiracy. The removal of the 'mute button' at the capitol, plus, Brian's rough and tumble, 'goon' days. And, Amy Klobuchar and the Mark Dayton School of Negotiation. 

Direct download: WAE113018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm CST

Brian, Carin, Amy and Javier are all together in one place, for a Spanksgiving episode, that turns inappropriate real quick. The last few months of Dayton being governor and other Minnesota news. Laura Loomer vs Ilhan Omar ends in a Twitter ban. And only thanks and thanks for this special episode. 

Direct download: WAE112318.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm CST

Brian, Carin, Javier are joined by Jeremy 'Otter' Estenson again this week! Election recounts and what's wrong with Florida? The gang tries to make sense of it all in the continuing fall out from the midterm elections. Nancy Pelosi vs Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Not exactly. And, show Mark Dayton some respect!

Direct download: WAE111618.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:28pm CST

The gang is back together for the first time in a long time!
All together in one place, Brian, Carin, Javier and Amy have an election post mortem, where did the parties and candidates go wrong? Keith Ellison doesn't want anything to do with Carin & Javier's musical suggestions. And, what exactly is going on in Florida? 

Direct download: WAE_110918.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm CST

The second part of the gang's triumphant return focuses more on the Land of 10,000 lakes and all the goings on as the state prepares for the midterm elections. Dive in head first with these election predictions, and of course, we take some time for spanks & thanks. 

 

Direct download: WAE110418.2Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm CST

After a couple weeks off, the gang is finally back from New York. Javier, Carin, and Brian are joined by lobbyist Jeremy 'Otter' Estenson, for a jam packed episode. Almost too much national news from the last couple weeks to fit into one episode but they did it.  The migrant caravan, asylum vs immigration, how it's not the same thing. And is the current administration fostering anti-semitic attitudes within the public? 

Direct download: WAE_110418.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28pm CST

Brian and Carin are joined this week by immigration attorney Kara Lynum and Jason Flohrs from Americans for Prosperity. The democrats have leveled up in their political violence tactics, is it justified? What does being a sanctuary city actually entail? Where do candidates Walz and Johnson fall in this? The Attorney General race is heating up for sure: Keith Ellison's divorce records were unsealed this week and Doug Wardlow is concerned about the 'other' constitution. Jason isn't going to read Teen Vogue any more. 

Direct download: WAE_101918.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:34pm CST

Brian and Carin are joined this week by Jason Flohrs of Americans for Prosperity and comic and podcaster, Brandi Brown. Election Day is nearing, will the campaign money hold out until then? Judge Kavanaugh is now Justice Kavanaugh, will it stay that way? Goodbye to Nikki Haley, we 'will remember you.' Keith Ellison's divorce records will be unsealed and available for all to see. The Minneapolis city council can't get on the same page on informing its citizens of their rights. Is it the end of civility in our country?


 

Direct download: WAE_10121896.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm CST

Regulars, Mike Franklin and Javier, are joined by podcast host, Max Rymer and DFL Lobbyist, Matt Bergeron. Things get messy, again, as the bros make their way through Kavanaugh's possible confirmation. Javier lays into Lindsay Graham, well not literally. The guys somehow find their way to bipartisan agreement over the Keith Ellison allegations. 

 

Direct download: WAE_100518.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm CST

Carin and Amy are joined for this 'Girls Only' episode by Mahogany Plautz of Carve Salon in Minneapolis, and Producer Brianne from Twin Cities News Talk and the Wrong About Everything podcast, to discuss all the things that have been going on, through a woman's lense.
Diving head first into the Kavanaugh hearing, some of the finer cultural overtones shading this whole situation. How Clarence Thomas, his accusations, and subsequent hearing really set the tone and precedent. Did 'Bubba' Clinton ever really get his due? And in the larger picture, what can we as women, really do to make things better?

 

Direct download: RAE100118.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm CST

Javier, Carin, Amy Koch and Walter Hudson from Twin Cities News Talk's, Closing Argument. It's been an extremely polarizing week in national politics, so that means things get pretty heated. The gang breaks down the ins and outs of the Kavanaugh hearing, and in some strange way figure out how to agree. And who exactly has been tracking Jeff Johnson? And the unsealing of Keith Ellison's divorce records.  

 

Direct download: WAE_092818.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm CST

Javier, Brian, Carin and Mike Franklin tackle the most important issues happening in the political sphere. They break down the opposing sides of the Kavanaugh abuse issue. Sex scandals that have come out in the current #MeToo climate, why they're different than before. Diving deep into women's issues, and why they affect all of us.




Direct download: WAE92118.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm CST

Carin and Brian are joined this week by Jason Flohrs from Americans for Prosperity and immigration attorney, Kara Lynum. Hurricane Florence will soon make landfall and where Trump actually fits into all of this. How ICE may be in some way involved, and the bad prioritization throughout the government at large. Why we are, and should still be talking about Puerto Rico. KSTP has released some new polls and the results are somewhat surprising, but not for why you may think. Oh, and Jason is now a social justice warrior. 

Direct download: WAE91418.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58pm CST

It was the dumbest week in US political history, and Javier, Mike, Brian and John Stiles are here to break it all down! From the Brett Kavanaugh hearings to anonymous leakers, there is plenty of news to talk about this week!

Direct download: wae0907.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm CST

Direct download: wae0831.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm CST

Direct download: wae824.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm CST

This week it's Javier, Carin, Brian and Former Jordan City Councilman, Mike Franklin. Did their primary predictions come true? Some more than others, with a few surprises. The urban/rural divide was more evident than ever in the latest primaries. Keith Ellison and the fall out, what is the truth? And what went so wrong for Lori Swanson.

Direct download: WAE081718.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:53pm CST

Brian and Carin are joined this week by professional busy person, Amy Koch, and DFL lawyer and lobbyist, Matt Bergeron. The weekend is too long when the primaries are next week. Lori Swanson runs a tight ship with her 'campaign budget.' Predictions all around. And the Right to Work in the deep, 'blue,' south.

Direct download: WAE08102018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm CST

Carin and Brian are joined by immigration attorney Kara Lynum and Walter Hudson, host of TCNT's Closing Argument, dive deep straight away into the Blevins shooting in Minneapolis and police tactics. The "Problem" with Tim Pawlenty. And Donald Trump can't seem to get along with anyone, even the Koch brothers, which leads us to, Globalism vs Free Trade.

Direct download: WAE_08032018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm CST

Carin, Javier, Mike and Brian give a Minnesota Tonight recap of the gang's appearance, Javier celebrates a big birthday, and doesn't want to be reminded. President of the EU makes an appearance, and makes everything better?  Javier breaks down his issue with 'LatinX.' Polling is suddenly a hot topic. And the gubernatorial race is heating up in Minnesota, with no indication of where it's headed. 

Direct download: WAE72718.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm CST

The gang discusses Trump embracing Putin with open arms and then feeling the GOP heat from the backlash that followed. Plus, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be the GOP's best hope and Rick Nolan is kinda creepy.

Direct download: WAE_072018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:42pm CST

This week it's Javier, Mike, Carin and Jason!
Things jump off quickly while discussing the Brett Kavanaugh as the Supreme court nominee. Carin reports on the Bernie Sanders and Keith Ellison rally. It's that time again to make fun of political ads, and the gang is merciless. New segment, Parks and Racists. And Mike finds Kavanaugh's baseball ticket credit debt unacceptable.

Direct download: WAE71318.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm CST

The OG gang is back together with Brian, Carin, Javier and Mike!
Jumping off with where they were when the second civil war broke out. Scott Pruitt's break up letter with the Trump administration.
Jim Jordan is the latest in disgraced public figures dealing with sexual abuse, this time accused of covering it up. And where they will be when the war invasion of Venezuela happens. Brian is upset over the municipal ID issue in Minneapolis. And the many jobs of Tim Pawlenty and the future of the GOP in the gubernatorial race.

 

Direct download: WAE70618.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm CST

The Otter and Kara are back in studio, joining Brian and Javier this week. The 'muslim ban,' what it actually is and our feelings about it. And calling out some local legislators for being unclear on the subject.
Javier and the war on workers with the latest Janus decision.
The farmers are mad at the DFL, and maybe we're not so different after all. Plus, Brian's problem with Laura Ingalls Wilder.





Direct download: WAE62918.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm CST

The gang discusses Trump's executive order on family separation, the mystery behind the reason Melania wore a cheap painted jacket, Trump heading to Duluth, and more.

Direct download: WAE_062218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm CST

Max Rymer from Kip & Max Save the World podcast, joins the gang. The now world famous climbing racoon turned down a guest spot on the show and trolled Javier on Twitter.
The Inspector General report and the freakishly tall, and now 'insubordinate' Comey. The good, the bad, and the ugly of the North Korean peace summit. Some local politics to close the show and cleanse the palate, with a very special deep cut of Cher this week.

Direct download: WAE61518.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm CST

Carin & Amy are joined by Jason Flohrs and Laura Sayles as well as Javier over the phone this week. Unpacking the recent nominations in both parties, as well as primary predictions. If the Democratic party gets it together, could they actually pull it off? Good thing there's nothing going on nationally... Amy takes it back to 2006 for her 'Thank' this week.

Direct download: WAE60818.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm CST

Immigration attorney Kara Lynum joins the conversation this week. The Minnesota Political Convention and  the Minnesota gubernatorial race and who's going to win it. Kara sets the record straight on all the misinformation swirling around, regarding immigration, missing unaccompanied minors, and day care fraud. The gang shares their thoughts on Roseanne & Samantha Bee, and the things that they say.

Direct download: WAE601.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm CST

Laura Sayles and the Otter (sometimes known as Jeremy Estenson) join the gang to talk vetos, Trump pulling out, vetos, Rebecca Otto naming her running mate, vetos, North Korea destroying their only known nuke site, and also SO MANY VETOS!!!!

Direct download: wae_052518.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm CST

Carin and Javier are joined in studio by Jason Flohrs from Americans for Prosperity, and Brian McDaniel joins the gang through the phone, calling it in from the Capitol as the session wraps up.
Yet another school shooting sours the mood and things get a little heated while breaking down President Trump's, 'animals,' comment.
The gubernatorial race continues to get more and more interesting as Election Day draws nearer, and Brian gives us the scoop of what's currently going on at the Minnesota Legislature.

Direct download: WAE51818.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm CST

Amy Koch is back and is spearheading another great episode of WAE! Jason Flohrs from Americans for Prosperity, Laura Sayles from the MNA, and Mitra Nelson from 'Beyond the Shield' podcast join the round table this week.
The gang discusses the Iran Deal breakdown, the end of the Korean War and how it all ties back to Trump's foreign policy. Harsher penalties for freeway protesters and some local politic shop talk. And of course spanks and thanks.


Direct download: WAE51118finalmix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:43pm CST

The gang talks about selective outrage when it comes to Michelle Wolf and Kanye West, Trump being up for a Nobel Peace Prize, democrats losing millennials, sexual harassment standard changes stalling in the senate, GHOSTBECKY!!!, and more.

Direct download: WAE_050418.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm CST

The gang is joined by TCNT's host of Closing Argument, Walter Hudson. Bill Cosby has been found guilty in his retrial: what this says about the cultural shift that is the aftermath of the #MeToo movement. The President and his favorite show, are they really that good of friends? The involuntary celibate community and their potential for scariness. In Minnesota news: accusations surrounding Rep. Rod Hamilton. And a surprising double thank from Brian.

 

Direct download: WAE42718.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm CST

The gang to talk tax fights, TPaw finding some big dollas, everybody hating Jim Comey, everybody also hating Sean Hannity, and more.

Direct download: WAE_042018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm CST

Councilman Mike Franklin and Lady Lawyer Emma Greenman join Javier and Brian again this week for some discussion of week's happenings. You know, just the crumbling of our Republic and everything we hold dear, nothing too broad.
They go in depth on the legality of the raid on Trump's lawyer. It's the end of the road for Paul Ryan and the gang shares their sentiments.
Meanwhile, here in Minnesota, a mummified monkey was found in the ventilation system of what was once Dayton's department store.

Direct download: WAE41318.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28pm CST

The gang recently celebrated their 200th episode of the Wrong About Everything podcast, and to say thank you, to you the listener, they've decided to commemorate the event with a very special episode that is a stroll down memory lane, taking you through some highlights of the show’s prehistory up to the present.

 

 

 

Direct download: BestOfWAEFinalMix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm CST

We've made it to 200 episodes! Brian and Javier are joined by Mike Franklin and Emma Greenman this week.
Tim Pawlenty is officially running for governor, and not everyone is thrilled about it. Oklahoma is having problems with their education system, and the gang has some thoughts on the institution as a whole. The latest in the Sinclair Media 'scandal.' And as always 

Direct download: WAE40618finalmix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25pm CST

The Ghost of Mike Franklin returns to join the gang as they bid farewell to H.R. Pufnstuf and discuss a variety of topics including the Austin bomber, Cambridge Analytica, the big ol' budget, and more.

Direct download: WAE_032318_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm CST

Another exit from the Trump administration, cue the Sarah McLachlan music. Pennsylvania's special election, and what that means for November 2018. Javier's meniscus tear. Meanwhile, Richard Spencer & co are at it again, this time proposing segregated 'ethno states.' And the craziness that was the Minneapolis convention.

Direct download: wae316.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm CST

Mike Franklin is back from the dead, and things start to feel like old times quickly.
Breaking down what tariffs actually mean for the steel industry and this country. Javier's 'Bernie Sanders' weighs in.
It's a full house with the roster of names talked about, Stormy Daniels, Drunk Nunberg, Old Timey Guy, just to name a few.
St. Paul is still boring. And a story about actual chimpanzees growing marijuana in Wisconsin.

 

Direct download: WAE309.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:25pm CST

Taking a moment in remembering Hope Hicks long White House career. Trump's calligrapher has higher security clearance than Jared Kushner. '45' is coming for the guns, right? Delta hastily terminated its agreement with the NRA, and no one is happier for it.
Some gun talk, and then some more gun talk.
Who audits the auditors?
Meanwhile in Texas, political donations of deer semen are commonplace?

 

Direct download: hopeful.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm CST

The gang discusses the gun control conversation that has followed the shooting at a Florida school and that has evolved into some rowdy CNN townhalls, Trump wanting to arm teachers, the Sheriff's deputy that never went into the building, and more. Plus, some ladies don't like the sexual harassment training at the capitol, Governor Dayton is bringing up licenses (AGAIN), and a moment of silence for Moose Country before Spanks and Thanks.

Direct download: WAE_022318.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38pm CST

Jason Flohrs of Americans for Prosperity and Lobbyist Jeremy 'Otter' Estensen join the gang for some hot political discussion this week. In the wake of the tragic Florida school shooting, they delve into gun rights, ability to purchase, mental illness, and intervention strategies.Robert Mueller and his Friday indictments and how the democrats screwed immigration reform. Rick Nolan's empty seat and along with some local news. And of course, spanks and thanks.

 

 

 

 

Direct download: newcutWae21618.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:55pm CST

Who of the gang is making a possible run for office? Lots of Minnesota political news to wade through: Rick Nolan's empty seat, as well as the caucus results! DFL turnout sucked but still 3x better than Republican. Jeff Johnson wins class president, but the class bully is waiting in the wing to pound his ass. Otto comes out of the gate redefining “victory” and being shitty to everyone else.
In federal news, the government was closed, now it's open. Meanwhile, 77 year-old Nancy Pelosi spoke for eight hours, in four-inch heels, without taking a bathroom break; dreamers still got f**ked. And Trump's latest and greatest idea: a military parade. 

Direct download: WAE020918.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm CST

Amy, Carin, Brian, and Javi-yay are back to discuss Trump's State of the Union, Andrew McCabe sort of stepping down before he retires, the release of the FISA memo, TPaw making a comeback, and more!

Direct download: WAE_020218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm CST

Baby Javier is kickin' it with the gang as they discuss the Schumer Shutdown Showdown ending with a whimper, Trump apparently trying to fire Mueller, saying farewell to the Matt Dean gubernatorial campaign, and more.

Direct download: WAE_012618.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm CST

With John Stiles filling in for Javier, the gang tackles (ha ha, football puns) a variety of issues including the possibility of a government shutdown, Lindsey Port wanting justice, Jennifer Carnahan wanting commission, and more. Can you Diggs it?!

Direct download: WAE_011918_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm CST

The gang discusses, with overwhelming consensus, Trump's 'sh*thole' comment blunder and what it means on the larger political scale; and the roster of nicknames President Trump has begun to accrue. It seems the issue of sexual harassment in the MN legislature isn't going anywhere anytime soon. 

Direct download: WAE011217.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm CST

The gang talks about just how messed up the White House is right now, Trump vs. Bannon, Al Franken stepping down to make room for Senator Smith, Lt. Gov. Fischbach having all the jobs, Tom Bakk trollin', and more. 

Direct download: WAE_010517_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm CST

1