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Starburns Audio Politically: October 29, 2018 Posted October 29th

Anyone living in the U.S  knows that we are in an election season, with the midterm elections happening in just one week. Whether you’re a vote-by-mail voter, or will be swarming to a booth next Tuesday, you will want to check out these shows to help inform your voting decisions. 

Civil Conversations 

Ever wonder what it would look like if a democrat and a republican actually talked about controversial legislation on the record with no agenda and no script? With Civil Conversations, United States Senatorial candidate David Baria manages to accomplish just that: a rare look behind the curtain and into the policy making factory. Republican leadership in Mississippi would prefer no one discuss policy unless they’re on board with the Republican agenda. Democratic member of the Mississippi House and current United States Senatorial candidate David Baria understands nothing can get Mississippi off the bottom if people don’t talk. Civil Conversations is David Baria doing what no one else has managed to do: sitting getting Republican and Democratic legislators to sit down together and simply talk, offering an unprecedented, unscripted and unfiltered view into the people and beliefs behind the policy in Mississippi.

Saving the World with Barry and Lucas

Barry and Lucas want to make you feel better about the world, by smoking some weed and having a free-flowing conversation with interesting people who want to save us. It’s NPR on weed. 

In this episode of STW, Barry and Lucas sit down with Katie Hill. 

Katie Hill is running in California’s 25th district, which has been republican for 40 of the last 50 years. Katie has been an advocate for homeless rights as the executive director of PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) and has worked with Emily’s List. We’ll talk about how she grew up as a liberal in a family of republicans, how she decided to run for congress while taking a shower, and being brave on rollercoasters.

Join Barry and Lucas for part 2 of their midterm election series as they talk to Sean Casten. 

Sean Casten is running in Illinois’s 6th district, which has been Republican since 1973. He is a molecular biologist, who for decades has run profitable, clean energy businesses, and in that time helped create 6,000 jobs. He wants to protect the Affordable Care Act, stop climate change, and repeal his opponent Peter Roskam’s immoral tax act. We talk about climate change, why facts don’t require your belief, and how we’re doing elections wrong.

You’ve got 7 days left to help influence your friends and family in this crucial election season. 

Do your part! 

Starburns Audio Spookly: October 22, 2018 Posted October 22nd

Just in time for a spooky week, Kevin’s Cryptids is back for Season 2.

Check out some other good Halloweeny listens on Starburns Audio:

New Shows on Starburns Audio:

Maculate Conception:  Now in their third year of In-Vitro Fertilization treatment, we documented Abbe and Isaac’s experience so listeners can hear first-hand the intimate struggles of a couple experiencing infertility. They share their hopes, dreams, doctors appointments, and late-night fights and reveal an up-close, personal, and sometimes funny look at a couple longing to become parents in real time. Abbe and Isaac Feder met in the summer of 2008. For Isaac, it was love at first sight. Eventually, Abbe got on board. They were engaged a year later, and got married because of their love for one another, and also because they wanted to have children. After hearing stories from friends: warnings from their own bumps along the road, and trying to be as supportive as possible, they felt sure this was not one going to be their story. As it turns out, their story became extremely complicated. 

The Erik Anders Lang Show:  Erik Anders Lang has made documentaries for Serato, Louis Vuitton, The Guggenheim, Honda, MTV and TED. His work centers on the human condition and why we do what we do.

His first documentary, produced for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, tells “The Story of Braeden Reed”, a young child with autism hired to act in the Lasse Hallstrom directed film, Dear John (2010).

His upcoming feature documentary, GOLF: The Hole Story, links the game of golf to spirituality in a never before seen way.

Other Stuff Coming Soon: 

Humans Who Make Games with Adam Conover
An intimate conversation with the creators of some of the world’s most remarkable games, hosted by comedian and life-long gamer Adam Conover. This season I will talk with the developers of Spelunky, Binding Of Isaac, and many more about what it’s like to make video games for a living, how they come up with their ideas, and their first memory of the medium.
Release date: 11/28/2018 on Starburns Audio

***NOTE: With the Mid Term Elections on the horizon, be sure to check back next week for a feature of many SBA shows that will focus on your brain, your community and this really special time to be an American.