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About the show

The Get More Smarter Podcast is Colorado’s only progressive political podcast, hosted by two seasoned political veterans with decades of experience in local, state, and national politics. The Podcast is a production of ColoradoPols.com and ProgressNow Colorado the state’s largest progressive political blog and larget multi-issue advocacy organization

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About the hosts

Ian Silverii

Ian Silverii

Host

Ian Silverii is the Executive Director of ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization. Silverii is a veteran campaign strategist and former Executive Director of the House Majority Project in Colorado. He served as Chief of Staff to State House Speaker Dickie Lee Hullinghorst during the 70th General Assembly in Colorado.

Jason Bane

Jason Bane

Host

Jason Bane is a former award-winning journalist who has spent the past decade working for progressive political and policy solutions, from labor unions (SEIU) to environmental organizations (Western Conservation Foundation, Western Resource Advocates). He is also the founder of Colorado’s oldest and most popular political website, ColoradoPols.com.

Exclusive: Rep. Jason Crow on the Capitol Mob

In this exclusive interview, Congressman Jason Crow recounts his experience on January 6, 2021 when a violent mob stormed the US Capitol to try and overturn the 2020 presidential election. We also discuss impeachment,...

62: Speaker KC Becker Gets More Smarter

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61: It’s Finally Over!!! We Won!!! (ft. Sulita Sualau & Ron Ruggiero of SEIU Local 105)

We break down the results of the 2020 Blue Wave Election in Colorado and try and figure out what the hell happened in states not named Colorado. We’re joined by Sulita Sualau & Ron Ruggiero of SEIU Local 105 to talk field work in a pandemic, Labor’s past, present and future in Colorado, and what a Biden Presidency plus a progressive trifecta in the Colorado Legislature means for workers in 2021 and beyond.