Wait, What? Politics with Zuma and Steele

Wait, What? Politics with Zuma and Steele

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Progressive Senator Victoria Steele (D, AZ) and DC-based journalist Jimmy Zuma bring you the most interesting stories in politics and interview the newsmakers who make it happen. Wait, What? is the easiest way to become the smartest person at the table.


In Trump’s world, he beats you
Jun 4 • 33 min
In a rollercoaster week, Police rioted after most of the public wants to take away their license to kill. Then Trump tried to effect his hostile takeover of the US. In the end, Trump failed and Protesters won. We walk you through it all with exclusive…
Racists fired, Trump Ignored
May 28 • 29 min
100,000 Covid-19 deaths is a grim milestone. On the up side, racists are feeling instant justice, and the whole world seems to be ignoring Trump. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in…
Sidelining IGs to embezzle tax dollars?
May 21 • 24 min
Is Trump sidelining IGs in an attempt to embezzle two trillion dollars, or more. And Arizona is screaming ONE TERM! to both McSally and Trump. Updates from the newly important purple state. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
Black imprisonment declines and a Fauci rape con is revealed
May 14 • 23 min
Federal incarceration rates for black people are declining. A new stimulus bill benefits ordinary people. A Fauci rape accusation falls apart. And we check the polls. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
How Trump is stealing and the Biden accusation
May 8 • 32 min
Two new whistleblowers allege Donald Trump and Jared Kushner are stealing your tax dollars. Some of the named beneficiaries are well known media personalities and Trump supporters. Then we’ll look at the Biden allegation and what it means for the Me Too…
Catch up on the race for President
Apr 30 • 49 min
The campaigns are adapting to a new normal. We run down how campaigning is being done in the pandemic, check the polls (it’s all good news!) and discuss VP prospects. Lastly, we catch up on Victoria’s senate race and her prospects for becoming Joe Biden’s…
Earth Day turns 50
Apr 21 • 29 min
Earth Day is fifty years old. We’ll tell you a little about it’s origins and what’s going on today. Then, we interview Skip Laitner, a research economist who shows countries and companies how to save money by saving the planet. Find out what you can do!…
Now it’s on you, Democrats!
Apr 21 • 20 min
With powerful endorsements from Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama, the stage is set for a Joe Biden win in November. The only things standing in the way are pandemic, voter suppression and every dirty trick in the Republican playbook. Oh, and the Russians…
The creepy men of creeping Fascism
Apr 4 • 37 min
Our guest is Jason Stanley, Yale Professor and expert in authoritarianism, fascism, mass incarceration, freedom of speech, and other issues. Fascism is on the march around the world and even in the US. Hungary was the latest domino to fall. And Trump’s…
All politics, no pandemic
Mar 26 • 27 min
Take a break from Covid-19. What will Sanders do? What are the experts who count the Electoral College saying? And everyone needs a personal plan for saving democracy. What’s yours? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/message
And then there was Biden
Mar 19 • 29 min
Joe Biden has effectively won the nomination. We’ll tell you why and look at Bernie Sanders’ options going forward. Then we’ll explain why bailouts need to be done differently this time around. Lastly, Victoria will share what’s going on about Coronavirus…
Last man standing?
Mar 12 • 30 min
It’s another game changing week in the primaries. We’ll explain what happened on Super Tuesday 2 and what it means for the race. We’ll look at how coronavirus is changing politics how it might affect the primary and the general elections. The Victoria…
The comeback no one saw coming
Mar 5 • 36 min
Ten days ago Joe Biden was a dead man walking. His campaign was broke and operations were paused because of it. He couldn’t fund his campaign in Super Tuesday states and didn’t even have offices in two. Then a series of events transformed his campaign and…
Rapists aren’t “fathers”
Feb 27 • 42 min
Today’s expert chairs the NOW Committee on Violence Against Women and she’s a nationally recognized expert in the topic. OK, it’s Victoria. We’ll bring you up to speed on what’s needed to prevent a rapist from receiving parental rights and how many states…
Guide for Saving Democracy
Feb 20 • 53 min
No matter how you feel, we’re actually winning. First we provide all the information you’ll need to lighten your mood. Maybe you’ll get fired up. If you do, we’ll share how you can defeat creeping authoritarianism and the creep creeps who want to end…
Wraps and Rants
Feb 7 • 40 min
Join us to catch up on the end and aftermath of the impeachment trial. Then we’ll dump on Iowa and tell you what happened and why it doesn’t matter. We”ll bring you up to date on the candidates and the primary. And don’t miss Victoria’s epic rant about…
The Impeachment Trial
Jan 28 • 35 min
Halfway through the trial of Donald Trump in the Senate, we analyze the events so far, the impact of the Bolton revelations and the effect the trial is having on Democratic Candidates right before the Iowa Caucus. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
Iran tweets, Trump retreats
Jan 12 • 44 min
With one tweet, Iran single-handedly prevented war with the United States. Unbelievable, you say? We explain it. In other big stories, the Impeachment is moving to the Senate next week, find out what’s going to happen. And we provide updates and analysis…
It’s a wrap!
Dec 29, 2019 • 32 min
We share our thoughts on Debate 5 and spend a few minutes waxing nostalgic about the end of Season 1 of Wait, What?. And we’ll give your our top five countdown of our top episodes. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Impeached!
Dec 20, 2019 • 33 min
The moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived. We go in depth about what happened on Impeachment Day, what’s happening next and what it means for the coming election. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Propaganda Minister Bill Barr
Dec 12, 2019 • 16 min
His title might be Attorney General but William Barr is acting as Trump’s Minister of Propaganda. In his interview with NBC, he uses several propaganda techniques pioneered by Nazi Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. That’s not a comparison, but it is a…
Primary shrinkage, Impeachment next, and Trump dodders into Nato
Dec 3, 2019 • 38 min
While Trump is off trying to screw up Europe, the Democratic field is shrinking and Impeachment is moving forward. Who is out of the race and who is trending? With Impeachment moving to the Judiciary Committee, what’s that mean and what’s next? And…
Impeachment, elections, mobsters, and cons
Nov 26, 2019 • 33 min
Victoria and Jimmy catch you up on the impeachment hearings and play the three damning quotes you probably haven’t heard. Then they discuss the state of the race for president, who’s up, who’s down, who’s out and who ought to be. Next, J&V cover Rudy,…
The Trump-Russia Gas Conspiracy
Nov 19, 2019 • 40 min
When Volodymyr Zelensky was elected Ukraine’s President (on a reform platform) it undercut a plan by the Trump and Russia mobs to gain control of the Ukraine state gas company, Naftogaz. Trump’s Ukraine meddling is part of this larger effort and—beyond…
Impeachment Hearings Part One
Nov 14, 2019 • 28 min
In Part 1 of our Impeachment Hearings Coverage, we explain how testimony blew the lid off the Trump conspiracy, why Republican Congresspersons are finding it hard to defend Trump, and how one little-known Congressman sent GOP Grand Inquisitor Jim Jordan…
Pelosi makes Trump run scared!
Oct 31, 2019 • 25 min
The circle is tightening around Trump (and Guiliani, Pompeo and Sonderland.) Here’s the lowdown on the witnesses, the House vote to make phase two public, and the absolutely idiotic move Trump made in response. This episode is sponsored by Economic and…
Quit whining, we’re winning!
Oct 24, 2019 • 37 min
Worried about impeachment? Torn about electability? Having nightmares about a Trump second term? Victoria and Jimmy tell you why nothing bad is going to happen. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
The Department of Trump—conspirators revealed, Debate 4 wrap-up, and an exciting impeachment update!
Oct 17, 2019 • 38 min
Another week, another whirlwind. Half of the conspirators in what Jimmy calls “The Department of Trump” were arrested this week. We had another wide-stage debate and we offer up winners and losers. And lastly, Impeachment had a big and busy week. Whew!…
While Trump lets our allies be slaughtered, Is Pence running a backdoor operation to replace him?
Oct 14, 2019 • 37 min
Thanks to Trump, our best allies in the Middle East are facing genocide, and their ISIS prisoners are escaping. At the same time Jimmy thinks Mike Pence is running a back channel game to replace him. We honor the Kurds and explain why—and how—Pence might…
ZOP1 New poll is bad news for Trump… Really bad!
Oct 8, 2019 • 3 min
The ZOP—Three minutes, one topic, everything you need to know… A new Washington Post-Schar College poll shows the electorate is turning on Trump. That includes Independents and even many Republicans. Jimmy Zuma catches you up on the data, and what it…
E16 Trump implodes, Warren explodes!
Oct 4, 2019 • 24 min
With Trump sinking into mania it’s easy to forget there’s a primary going on. But you shouldn’t miss the fast-rising Elizabeth Warren. We recap the news you would have heard if Trump wasn’t busy trying to get impeached. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
E15 The Impeachment Landslide
Sep 27, 2019 • 27 min
Impeachment has (finally) begun! We detail the behind-the-scenes action that led Democrats to begin impeachment and led the Republicans to reconsider their lock-step support for a now toxic Donald Trump. Find out how seven freshman house Democrats (and…
E14 The Gathering Impeachment Storm
Sep 23, 2019 • 26 min
The Trump attempt to get Ukraine to assist in his reelection is a big—but complicated—story. We break down the important facts on a timeline, revealing what happened, why it matters, Trump’s real motivation (widely misreported) and the smoking gun you…
E13 Creepy Kavanaugh, Bold Beto and Burning Oilfields
Sep 16, 2019 • 30 min
We analyze: - another episode in the Creepy Kavanaugh show, - how Beto O’Rourke leads the democratic nominees in bravery about guns, - and what’s really behind the Saudi oil field bombings(It’s probably not what you think.) —- This episode is sponsored by…
E12 Debate 3: Some lived, some died, one looked like he might
Sep 13, 2019 • 36 min
Ten candidates squared off in Debate 3. Afterwards, not all were standing. Find out who will be trending up, who will be falling down, and who got laughed out of the room. Plus, uh, Sanders… —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
E11 Debate Three: Who to watch, what to look for and who to ignore
Sep 8, 2019 • 31 min
Democratic Debate 3 is upon us. Here’s your debate prep. We review who’s leading, who’s losing and what to watch for. Finally, we’re getting down to deciding who’ll be the next President. The front runners will square off and the second and third tier…
E10 Women on Top—Men on Twitter
Sep 1, 2019 • 32 min
There are 535 seats in Congress and more than 500 women are running for them. All around the nation, women are storming the ramparts of this male bastion, and taking no prisoners. In this episode, we break down how the new bravery is feminine, and how the…
E9 Democratic losers: Go home already! And in other news…
Aug 23, 2019 • 29 min
The Democratic Primary remains an oozing mass of also-rans, cabinet-post seekers and huh? candidates. We tell most of them to go home. And we catch up on current events and update our Epstein and Barr story. Democratic Primary,Epstein,Bill Barr,Steve…
E8 Mass Shooters are Women Haters
Aug 12, 2019 • 32 min
The relationship between domestic abusers and mass shooters is clear. Nobody starts out a mass shooter, they start down a path that invariably includes beating wives, girlfriends or mothers. Misogyny is almost always a part of their mix. mass shooting,…
E7 FOX bleats, Trump tweets
Aug 6, 2019 • 23 min
Trump TV? What if FOXNews is not Trump’s channel? What if Donald Trump is FOXNews’ President. We lay out a case that an empty headed Trump relies on a doofus version of the President’s Daily Briefing—laying in bed and watching FOX and Friends. Then we’ll…
E6 The CNN Democratic Debates: Warren Shines, Biden holds on, and Victoria wants to call the cops on
Aug 2, 2019 • 21 min
We debate the CNN debates, providing you with winners and losers (and losers who ought to go home) as well as the high points and the low points. Did we mention that Victoria has a bone to pick with CNN? Plus another outtake —- This episode is sponsored…
E5 Mueller hearings, impeachment and you
Jul 27, 2019 • 34 min
Trump’s guilty. The Mueller Report reveals illegal activity, Russian interference in our 2016 election and every element of conspiracy except a contract. Nobody read it. So Mueller went to Congress but, well, he wasn’t the best explainer. Now that Bob…
E4 Victoria talks with Linda Berg, political director of NOW
Jul 23, 2019 • 13 min
Victoria talks with Linda Berg, Political Director for NOW, about the 2020 election and the women’s agenda. In a short but wide ranging interview, Victoria Steele talks with Linda Berg, the Political Director for NOW. Learn who NOW has already endorsed…
E3 Victoria joins the Board of NOW, travels to Minneapolis and finds her peeps
Jul 20, 2019 • 23 min
What’s it like to be a new board member at NOW, What’s going on at the national conference and how many superstars did Victoria meet? And how do you win that FEMINIST AF t-shirt? As a newly appointed board member at the National Organization for Women,…
E2 Alex Acosta, Jeffrey Epstein and the creepy rich men of Palm Beach and Manhattan
Jul 15, 2019 • 27 min
Alex Acosta, Trump’s secretary of labor resigned last week. His forced resignation isn’t the end of the story, it’s just the middle. This sordid tale begins in the late 1970’s and includes Attorney General Bill Barr, Barr’s father, serial child molester…
E1 Teaser about Wait, What? Politics with Zuma and Steele
Jul 15, 2019 • 7 min
Your introduction to the hosts of Wait, What? Politics with Zuma and Steele. Meet progressive Senator Victoria Steele and liberal journalist Jimmy Zuma and find out what they have planned for WW?. And learn how the WW? team intends to make you better able…