Great American Independents (Part Two): Andrew Heaton on Liberty, Justice & Satire for All
On this second episode featuring great American independents, The Purple Principle sits down with Andrew Heaton, political satirist, author, podcast host and small “l” libertarian.
“I’m a temperamental moderate who wants to help people,” Heaton confides, “but thinks government is not very effective at it.”
Heaton also describes the origins of his dual career track, working as a Capitol Hill Staffer while performing comedy – in his own words, “necktie man” by day and “degenerate pseudo-drunk” by night.
But Heaton has a less degenerate side as well. “We've moved on from thinking people are in error to thinking they're in sin,” bemoans Heaton. “And that is just lamentable for everyone involved, from the politicians all the way down to us and the constituency.”
Tune in for a welcome dose of edifying entertainment from Andrew Heaton, a uniquely thoughtful independent voice in these not so United States.
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Original music by Ryan Adair Rooney
Andrew Heaton: Political Satirist, host of The Political Orphanage podcast, and author of Los Angeles is Hideous: Poems About An Ugly City,, Inappropriately Human: 21 Short Stories, and Laughter is Better Than Communism. Check out his website and follow him on Twitter @MightyHeaton.
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