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Tired of the screaming rightwing maniacs on talk radio? You've found the right spot. APW will recap the top stories with the people who cover the news, offering unique insight and commentary you won't find elsewhere, and providing interviews with newsmakers from both sides of the aisle.
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We Give You Everything

We Give You Everything

2021-03-0501:15:01

David and Josh open the show with a discussion of Gov. Ivey’s extension of the mask mandate and a few entertainment recommendations just because. State Rep. Laura Hall talks about how racism killed her absentee voting bill and the rewrite of the state's monuments bill. We close out with a discussion on medical marijuana and this week’s Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: State Rep. Laura Hall, D-Huntsville. About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Greed Is Bad

Greed Is Bad

2021-02-2601:22:10

David and Josh (@josh_moon) open with a discussion about the term "rednecks" before diving into the greed of the educators indicted this week in the virtual schools scandal. In the interview, Daniel Schwartz and JaiGregory Clarke from Faith in Action Alabama join the podcast to talk about a new bill to restore former felons’ voting rights. We wrap with a discussion about ASU’s good work during the pandemic. Oh, and the Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: JaiGregory Clarke and Daniel Schwartz, Faith in Action Alabama About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Coming Out Hot

Coming Out Hot

2021-02-1901:24:06

David and Josh (@josh_moon) open with a discussion of an anti-transgender therapy bill, which leads to a nice rant; Wind Creek Gaming execs Jay Dorris and Arthur Mothershed zoom in for a discussion of the new gaming bill; longtime VictoryLand and Birmingham Race Course attorney David Johnston joins to discuss the track owners' side of the gambling negotiations; and they wrap up with a Rightwing Nut of the Week and talk about the ways Republican governance failed Texas. Guests: Jay Dorris and Arthur Mothershed, Wind Creek Gaming David Johnston, VictoryLand and Birmingham Race Course attorne About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
David and Josh (@josh_moon) open the show with a look at the ongoing, second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, and Alabama’s large role in it. AL.com columnist Kyle Whitmire zooms in to discuss the sad state of politics in Alabama. This week, we wrap with a discussion of the Rightwing Nut of the Week, Tommy Tuberville, and his role in the Trump insurrection. Guest: Kyle Whitmire, AL.com columnist (@warondumb) About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Guess Who's Back

Guess Who's Back

2021-02-0501:27:42

Josh and David take a look at the return of the Alabama Legislature and deal with David’s outrage over a health insurance bill, Rep. Chris England zooms in to break down the new prison leases and explain why it’s an awful deal for the Alabama taxpayers, and they wrap with a discussion of new protections for confederate monuments and the Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: Alabama Democratic Party Chair and state Rep. Chris England, D-Tuscaloosa. About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
All the Fury

All the Fury

2021-01-2901:16:18

Josh and David open discussing Josh's anger over the GameStop fiasco, UAB's Dr. Michael Saag zooms in to discuss the latest with COVID and the results of the vaccine so far, and they wrap with a discussion on the latest on Tuberville's involvement with the insurrection and the Rightwing Nut of the Week. Vaccine resources: Debunking the myths about the COVID-19 vaccine • UAB Facts about the COVID-19 vaccine • CDC 8 Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program • CDC Guests: Dr. Michael Saag, MD, professor of medicine and infectious diseases, and associate dean for global health at UAB. Saag is also the director of the Center for AIDS Research at UAB. About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Looks Like We Made It

Looks Like We Made It

2021-01-2201:27:46

Josh and David open the show with a discussion of the fresh, welcome change in America that occurred with the inauguration of President Joe Biden; Dr. Milton Brown zooms to offer his controversial opinion on the COVID-19 vaccine, and also to argue with Josh; and they wrap with a discussion of a new ADP lawsuit and the Rightwing Nut of the Week. Vaccine resources: Debunking the myths about the COVID-19 vaccine • UAB Facts about the COVID-19 vaccine • CDC 8 Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program • CDC Guests: Dr. Milton Brown, M.D., PhD About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
It Was All Bulls--t

It Was All Bulls--t

2021-01-1501:24:36

On this week's show, Josh (@Josh_Moon) and David open the show discussing the role Alabama lawmakers played in last week’s insurrection and the unbelievable hypocrisy of Republicans. In the guest segment today, Rep. Barbara Drummond is on to discuss the catastrophic impact COVID-19 has had on her community and family (she was on her way to her 19th funeral) and how the virus has reshaped the focus of the upcoming legislative session. We close the pod with a discussion of the Startrek Fleet — the U.S. Space Command HQ — coming to Alabama and the hesitancy in some communities to take the COVID vaccine. Oh, and we didn't forget the Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: State Rep. Barbara Drummond, D-Mobile About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Everything's on Fire

Everything's on Fire

2021-01-0801:36:20

We’re back! After a short holiday break, Josh (@josh_moon) and David are back to discuss the armed insurrection in D.C. that was led by Alabama’s dumbest politicians. They welcome House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels, who talks about his scary battle with COVID. And MSNBC contributor and editor-at-large at The 19th Errin Haines Zooms in to talk about the U.S. Senate win for Dems in Georgia and Alabama's similarities. We wrap up with a discussion of Doug Jones not getting the AG’s job and the Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (@anthonydaniels) Errin Haines, editor-at-large at The 19th (@emarvelous) About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
David and Josh (@Josh_Moon) open the episode with a discussion of the COVID vaccine and the mistrust some have with taking it. ADP Chairman Chris England Zooms in to discuss the state of the party and growing it moving forward. We wrap up with a discussion of party values as demonstrated by the current debate over a new stimulus package, and there’s also the Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: State Rep. Chris England, Alabama Democratic Party chair About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Whitewashed Alabama History

Whitewashed Alabama History

2020-12-1101:16:38

David and Josh (@Josh_Moon) open with the latest on COVID and the criminal inaction by Republican leadership to mitigate the spread. Camille Bennett of Project Say Something stops by to discuss her group's progress in North Alabama and problems with Secretary of State John Merrill. We close this week with a lengthy discussion with the Montgomery Advertiser's Brian Lyman about their Confederate Reckoning project and the whitewashing of Alabama textbooks, and there's a Rightwing Nut of the Week in there too.  Guests: Camille Bennet, Project Say Something (@staywokesouth) Brian Lyman, Montgomery Advertiser (@lyman_brian) Reading list and resources: "Southern schools' history textbooks: A long history of deception, and what the future holds" — Brian Lyman, Montgomery Advertiser "Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution" — Eric Foner Books by the slavery scholar Ira Berlin "Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives" — Library of Congress Alabama Department of Archives and History "Great Negroes: Past and Present" — Russel L. Adams "At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance" — Danielle L. McGuire "Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow" — Leon Litwack "DOJ sues Alabama over violence, 'unconstitutional' conditions in state prisons" — Eddie Burkhalter, Alabama Political Reporter We link to Amazon but consider buying from a local bookseller. About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Back from Thanksgiving, Josh (@Josh_Moon) and David discuss the raging COVID crisis and Gov. Kay Ivey’s irresponsible recent statements; Secretary of State John Merrill Zooms in for a contentious-but-productive conversation about his recent online behavior and his problematic views on race. We wrap with Mo Brooks, Mike Hubbard and the Rightwing Nut That You Wish Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party. Guest: Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists. More information is available on our website. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz

2020-11-2001:19:04

Josh (@Josh_Moon) and David discuss the resurgence of COVID-19 and Gov. Kay Ivey’s new pledge not to close businesses. Author and filmmaker Molly Secours (@mollmaud) zooms in to talk about her new book White Privilege Pop Quiz. They wrap with a conversation about reasonable Republicans — they do exist! — and the Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guest: Molly Secours, writer and filmmaker Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists.
Get Out

Get Out

2020-11-1301:15:46

Josh (@Josh_Moon) and David discuss the squatter in the White House and how Alabama Democrats can learn from Georgia; NAACP Alabama Executive Director Terra Foster joins them to discuss the recent election and where things stand; and they wrap up with Tommy Tuberville’s insane interview, which earns him Rightwing Nut of the Week honors. Guest: Terra Foster, Executive Director of the Alabama Conference of the NAACP Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists.
Where Are We?

Where Are We?

2020-11-0601:13:37

The 2020 election has come to a close, and former Vice President Joe Biden seems poised to win the presidency. Josh (@Josh_Moon) and David discuss the election and what happened here in Alabama, where Democrats lost the most important races, including Sen. Doug Jones's Senate seat. House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels breaks down the state of the Alabama Democratic Party and talks about a pathway back to relevancy for the party. This week we wrap with a discussion of other races in the state and a, let's just say, interesting Rightwing Nut of the Week. Guests: Anthony Daniels (@AnthonyDaniels), Alabama House Minority Leader Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists.  
The Light at the End

The Light at the End

2020-10-3001:17:39

With only a few days until Election Day, Josh (@Josh_Moon) and David discuss the pathetic effort by Tommy Tuberville in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race and national angst overall. Congressional candidates Phyllis Harvey Hall and Rick Neighbors talk about their campaigns and putting Dems back on the Alabama map. We wrap up this week with another "Rightwing Nut of the Week" and a discussion on disinformation. Guests: Phyllis Harvey Hall (@PhyllisDHHall), Democratic candidate in the 2nd District Rick Neighbors (@VoteNeighbors), Democratic candidate in the 4th District Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. About APW: APW is a weekly Alabama political podcast hosted by Josh Moon and David Person, two longtime Alabama political journalists.  
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Josh and David discuss the return of APTW after a brief hiatus, somehow wind up discussing abortion laws and Tommy Tuberville’s on-point Forrest Gump impersonation. Sen. Doug Jones joins them for a lengthy interview. And they wrap things up with the Rightwing Nut of the Week and Alabama’s SCOTUS-sanctioned voter suppression. Guests: Sen. Doug Jones Visit our website for more information and to contact us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Bye, Bye, GOP

Bye, Bye, GOP

2020-05-1501:17:49

David and Josh talk about the ALGOP’s civil war, now-former GOP lobbyist John Meredith Zooms in to talk about his decision to publicly walk away from the GOP.
Josh and David talk about the fight between Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Legislature. Montgomery's Jannah Bailey talks about the viral video of her plea for equitable school funding and the fight over Montgomery's property tax bill.
Alabama House Minority Leader joins the show and delivers some news about the Democrats' response to being asked to come back to the State House during a pandemic.
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