Episodes
Published 05/23/22
The ugly effects of Trumpism are corrupting the Midterms as far-right Republican candidates expose themselves as being unfit for office, but MAGA as hell. Impossible but true, QAnon candidates are running and winning elections in key states. Can weak GOP candidates and the January 6th hearings help Dems in the fall? Perhaps. Richard Painter, former White House Ethics Lawyer and now a candidate for U.S. House of Representatives joins Mea Culpa and shares insight on the race from the...
Published 05/23/22
A hellish weekend of mass shootings has rocked America to its core, motivated by racial hatred and a conspiracy theory that’s becoming mainstream thanks in part to Tucker Carlson, Trumpism and the new radical right. “The Great Replacement Theory” is burning up the inner- webs and fomenting a movement, rooted in White Supremacy and anti-semitism, that pits us against them. Join us as we discuss this dangerous movement and much more with Washington journalist and Mother Jones Bureau Chief,...
Published 05/20/22
Join us for an important and terrifying episode that looks into why so many Americans have fallen into the cult of disinformation, and how we can pull them out with Diane Benscoter, a speaker, author, and cult de-programer who spent five years deep inside the “Moonie” religious cult before finding her way back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 05/16/22
As the GOP hardens its position on Roe v. Wade we are beginning to see the future of what Alito’s draconian decision holds. In Missouri, like in Texas, if you get an abortion in another state, you could still be arrested. In Mississippi, they want to charge mothers with murder for terminating a pregnancy. If it all sounds insane, it is. Walt Masterson joins Mea Culpa to discuss what he’s seeing on the ground infiltrating MAGA Rallies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 05/13/22
The specter of Roe v. Wade being overturned has re-energized Democrats to fight back; making abortion THE de-facto issue in the midterm elections. The GOP is still obsessed with finding the leaker; hoping to avoid talking about their plans which remain deeply unpopular by a 2-1 margin. The legendary newsman, Sam Donaldson joins Mea Culpa to discuss how news has been degraded in the age of Trump and the danger of disinformation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 05/09/22
The GOP is on the verge of overturning Roe V Wade; a plot forty years in the making. Except Republicans want to change the subject and talk about the leak. Their faux outrage is just a cynical ploy to distract from the real issue, that they're on the wrong side of history. Ali Velshi joins Mea Culpa to help make sense of it all.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 05/06/22
All eyes are on Florida this week as its combative governor, Ron DeSantis takes on Disney for daring to push back against his disgusting “Don’t Say Gay Bill.” It’s just the latest in a string of maneuvers that has made DeSantis the five star general of the culture wars and the state of Florida as a laboratory for a new kind of free market authoritarian conservatism. Michael Steele joins Mea Culpa to talk about Kevin McCarthy and what the Dems are facing in the coming midterm elections? Learn...
Published 05/02/22
The fallout from the Kevin McCarthy tapes keeps coming. While new texts released by the Jan 6th Committee show the extent to which GOP lawmakers stoked the Insurrection. Lincoln Project advisor Stuart Stevens joins Mea Culpa to say where the GOP bodies are really buried.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/29/22
Another wild week in Washington with Kevin McCarthy caught on tape saying he'd tell Trump to resign in the aftermath of the insurrection only to lie about it later. Unfortunately, there's a nasty little tape with McCarthy's voice on it. How is the GOP still winning with everything that we know? The Lincoln Project's Reed Galen joins to give us the answers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/25/22
Mea Culpa examines the GOPs frightening embrace of authoritarianism in the coming midterm elections. Joe Trippi joins to help read the political tea leaves.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/22/22
The 2022 midterm elections are looking disastrous for Democrats. Should the GOP sweep the elections with a red wave; retaking both the House and Senate, we must prepare for the nightmare scenario of the lunatics returning to the asylum. We game out what that will look like. From nonstop sham investigations to the end of the January 6th Committee, America has no idea what's coming. Bloomberg Opinion Senior Correspondent Tim O' Brien joins us to help read the political tea leaves  Learn more...
Published 04/18/22
A look at the awful aftermath of the Brooklyn subway shooting. The alleged perp, 62 year old Frank James was mentally disturbed with nine prior arrests and a penchant for broadcasting his most violent fantasies on YouTube. Despite his lengthy rap sheet, James was allowed to purchase an arsenal of weapons, some of which he used to terrorize New York City. Mea Culpa examines how this happened and when, if ever, we can expect sensible gun legislation. Former FBI Assistant Director Frank...
Published 04/15/22
The GOP has unleashed a terrifying new plot to harness the collective voting power of millions of QAnon adherents and sympathizers in their quest to retake the Congressional majority in this year’s midterm elections. By doing so they have purposely unleashed a dangerous, uncontrollable virus into American politics. We talk with former New York Times investigative reporter and bestselling author Kurt Eichenwald about what it all means. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 04/11/22
With Monday’s release of tapes showing Trump admitting to a panel of historians in July 2021 that he lost the election, the former president opens himself to a host of new possible criminal charges. The only problem is that Attorney General Merrick Garland doesn’t seem to be moving towards any type of substantive investigation. Former Deputy Attorney General, Harry Littman, host of the Talking Feds Podcast joins Michael to analyze why Garland won’t move against the former president. Learn...
Published 04/08/22
The GOP is outraged over Madison Cawthorne's claims of group sex and cocaine use amongst its members. Mea Culpa takes a deep dive into the history of MAGA sexual perversion. Plus Norm Eisen joins to discuss the latest in the January 6th Investigation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/04/22
Donald Trump’s sleazy solicitation of Vladimir Putin to slime the Bidens is just one more reminder of why Trump is so dangerous. How many times is he going to beg the Russians to save his ass? It’s weird, it’s wrong and it’s disturbing. Meanwhile, the war rages on; killing and maiming thousands. But all Trump cares about is his political future. Malcolm Nance joins us from Ukraine to give a report from the front lines. Do not miss this episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 04/01/22
Last week’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Kentanji Brown Jackson proved that the GOP are a bunch of racist goons. But if that wasn’t enough, the Washington Post revealed texts from Ginni Thomas, (wife of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas), sent to Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows that were nothing short of insane; invoking Jesus Christ himself to overturn the election and threatening that “the Biden Crime Family would be sent to barges off Gitmo.” Later Rick Wilson joins to...
Published 03/28/22
The craven hypocrisy of the GOP is on full display with their attacks on President Biden over his handling of the war in Ukraine. We explore the Putin Wing of the GOP and why they can’t stop loving the bloodthirsty dictator. Finally, Neal Kaytal joins to tell us what it all means politically. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 03/25/22
President Zelensky’s bold address to Congress was a reminder that great leaders are not ordained but forged by circumstance. President Zelensky answered the call when his nation needed him most. The question now is whether President Biden can meet those expectations while stopping short of committing the US to World War III. We’ll break it all down for you as usual. Miles Taylor joins Michael to discuss how it all breaks down politically. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 03/21/22
An incredible Mea Culpa special episode takes you to the gates of hell; inside the city of Mariupol. Later Sons of Liberty founder Matt Van Dyke joins from an undisclosed bunker near the front to give an unvarnished report. A must listen!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 03/18/22
With the GOP desperately trying to walk back it's pro Putin nonsense, Donald Trump continues to talk up his friendship with the madman dictator. Michael deconstructs the now infamous Sean Hannity interview where the Fox News blowhard desperately tried to get Trump to say Putin was evil. Later CNN host Michael Smerconish joins Mea Culpa to examine the political fallout.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 03/14/22
An amazing, on the ground look at what's happening in Ukraine. Michael speaks with General Mark Hertling about whether or not Putin will use nuclear weapons as a last resort and why the Russians are losing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 03/11/22
Inside the Jan 6th committee's case against Donald Trump and lawyer John Eastman. Michael D'Antonio takes us inside the former President's mind.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 03/07/22
A special look at President Biden's first State of the Union Address. Plus, America's two demon hecklers, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert try to sabotage Biden's speech but wind up repulsing the nation. Dems plan to target the duo in the run up to the midterms and highlight the GOPs growing disarray. Latter Bakari Sellers joins Mea Culpa to grade the Biden Administration.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 03/04/22