In their first episode since Trump's second impeachment acquittal, Buck and Marc discuss all aspects of the trial, its coverage in the media, and how it impacts Democrats and Republicans going forward. And later, they dig in on the many foreign policy topics covered in Marc's new book, Except For Palestine, and they exchange some thoughts on everything from Mitt Romney and Nancy Pelosi to Tom Brady and other sports legends who deserve to be in the GOAT debate.
Special guest Van Lathan (Host of the "Higher Learning" podcast) joins Buck and Marc to discuss the latest from the worlds of politics, social issues, and pop culture, including (among other topics): teachers unions and school closings, the NBA's decision to have an All-Star Game, the Capitol riots and Trump's future, Black Lives Matter, and Antifa. Plus, a spirited debate about The Godfather Part II versus Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
On the latest episode of "What Do You Really Think?", Buck and Marc check in on the recent Wall Street drama and talk about one of the few things that the Left and Right seem to agree on -- a lack of sympathy for hedge funds. It's also Super Bowl week, but Marc explains why he hasn't watched an NFL game since Colin Kaepernick's final game, and the guys discuss Tom Brady's legacy, matchup with Patrick Mahomes, and friendship with Donald Trump. Plus, Ivan Drago, Macauley Culkin, Jussie Smollett, China, and Dr. Fauci.
It's President Biden's first full week in office, so Buck and Marc have plenty to discuss, including the GOP's relationship now with Donald Trump, where Ted Cruz goes from here, how conservatives are attacking The Paris Agreement, the evolution of mask policy (including Dr. Fauci's journey on that topic), and how COVID-19 has impacted schools and students. Also, a listener question from the mailbag, plus plenty of pop culture talk along the way, including The Godfather, Lord of the Rings, Boardwalk Empire, and The Sopranos.
It's Inauguration Week, which has Buck and Marc reminiscing about past inauguration parties (including ones that included Nas/Ludacris) and looking ahead and what the future holds for the Biden administration. Among other topics, the guys tackle the latest from the assault on the Capitol, security/expectations for Inauguration Day, how the impeachment process will play out, where the GOP goes from here, how immigration will work over the next several years, and what's (not) working with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Plus, you can pre-order Marc's new book! Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics comes out February 16th.
For the first time together since an angry pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, Buck and Marc discuss all the angles from an indefensible historical event, including the shameful final weeks of Donald Trump's presidency, the role of Ted Cruz and other GOP leaders in what transpired, a full post-mortem on Trump's four years in office (including his many questionable personnel decisions), the seemingly false narrative around widespread voter fraud, Marc's frustration with Trump allies resigning *after* the Capitol attack, and Buck's frustration with the mainstream media presenting fringe characters like David Duke as representative of conservatives. Plus, the guys talk Parler, Entourage, and Georgia Senate results.
In the first What Do You Really Think? episode of 2021, Buck and Marc cover a whole range of topics in the hours leading up to the major Georgia runoff races for U.S. Senate, including the latest Donald Trump report, a look back at Bush-era criticisms, the lack of political incentives for speaking the truth to your own side, similarities and differences between the Benghazi attack and Russia collusion stories, believing in political ideas vs. politicians, and whether or not social media has made people nastier. Plus, the guys give their recent pop culture recommendations, including a recent movie for Marc and a history book for Buck.
On the final What Do You Really Think? episode of 2020, Buck and Marc take a look at the year ahead, predictions for President-elect Biden's first 100 days and his response to COVID, how and why the vaccine will be underused (particularly by communities of color), whether or not the living presidents should and will get the vaccine in public, whether or not the guys will get the vaccine, how the future of immigration in America might look in the summer of 2021, plus what New Year's Eve means to them (spoiler: not a ton).
Buck and Marc kick off the 2020 Year in Review episode of What Do You Really Think? discussing their favorite holiday songs and their thoughts on the all-important "Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?" debate. Later, they look back at the Year of COVID (and how it was covered by the media for better and worse), including the evolution of Dr. Fauci's messaging during the pandemic. Plus they discuss the social media censorship story and when free speech qualifies as imminent hard or "clear and present danger."
On the latest episode of What Do You Really Think?, Buck and Marc discuss the eventual possibility of President Kamala Harris, the ageism conversation happening with Dianne Feinstein (and how it compares to Ronald Reagan during his time in office), Joe Biden vs Defund the Police, AOC vs Nancy Pelosi, the legacy of William Barr, the latest on the China espionage story, comparisons between Fox News and CNN, and the debate around "Dr." Jill Biden.