Episodes

Thank You for Failing, Capitol Stormers

2021 is off to quite a 2020 start! In this bonus thank you episode, Jen starts the show sharing a summary of and her thoughts about the January 6th storming of the election certification in Congress by President Donald Trump’s misguided supporters and then thanks the producers who have ensured that this podcast exists to cover such insane events in Congress. Read More

CD225: Targets of the Free Marketeers

While the focus of the world has been on the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has been busying preparing a war authorization for the incoming Joe Biden administration. In this episode, we examine the advice given to Congress in nine recent hearings to learn which countries are on the World Trade System naughty list, as Jen prepares to read the NDAA that’s soon to become law. Read More

Thank You Hawley and Sanders

At the end of a frustrating week observing mind-boggling congressional disfunction, Jen rages against the monster preventing COVID relief for working people and small businesses, updates us on the status of government funding, previews the episodes to be produced at the start of the 117th Congress, reviews the results of the 2020 Election, explains why worrying about The Great Reset is a waste of brain power, and thanks the wonderful community of humans who produce Congressional Dish.

*Note: Jen knows Sen. Hawley’s first name is Josh. She doesn’t know why her brain keeps telling her it’s Jeff. Read More

CD224: Social Media Censorship

Everyone who uses Facebook, Google, and Twitter has probably noticed the disappearance of posts and the appearance of labels, especially during the 2020 election season. In this episode, hear the highlights from six recent House and Senate hearings where executives from the social media giants and experts on social media testified about the recent changes. The incoming 117th Congress is promising to make new laws that will affect our social media experiences; these conversations are where the new laws are being conceived. Read More

Thank You Alaska

The Election is still not over but we did get some more results. In this bonus “thank you” episode, get updated on the election news before we thank the CD producers who are making this podcast possible. Read More

CD223: Election 2020: The Empire Returns

The election is… Actually not quite over but we have to record this episode sometime. In this episode, a breakdown of the notable winners and losers. Did we fire them all? Or… Any of them? Read More

CD222: 116th Congress Performance Review

In the last episode before the 2020 election, let’s take a comprehensive look at what went on in the 116th Congress, a divided Congress during which the House of Representatives was controlled for the first time since Congressional Dish began by the Democratic Party. It was a chaotic two years, with a series of unprecedented events. Did our Congress serve us well in these crazy times? Read More

Thank You Hidden Difference Makers

Congress has been doing a whole lot of nothing for us since the last episode so this bonus “thank you” episode is all about the producers. Thank you for keeping the show alive! Read More

CD 221: Kicking the Funding Can

Surprise, surprise! Congress failed to fund the government on time again. In this episode, discover the hidden secrets in the bill that temporarily funds the government and the politics behind the dingleberries that hitched a ride into law.

Executive Producer: Brooks Rogers

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Thank You Green Room

The Green Room is live! In this bonus thank you episode, learn how producers can access a private podcast feed only for Congressional Dish insiders before getting updates on government funding, non-existent COVID relief, and the Supreme Court nomination.

Note: This episode was recorded four hours before President Trump revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis. Read More