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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.

59: Rep. Diana DeGette Gets More Smarter (10/29/20)

This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, the 2020 BLUE WAVE is here, especially in Colorado, we find Cory at the bottom of the polls (still), Lauren Boebert continues to do everything she can to make CD3 a race that she loses, and “The Dean of the Colorado Delegation,” Congresswoman Diana DeGette, joins us for an interview. We talk COVID-19 vaccine, abortion rights, Lauren Boebert, and get her thoughts on the craziest election of her tenure in office. Big show!

58: You Eat An Elephant One Bite At A Time ft. Laura Packard and Mayor Michael Hancock (10/19/20)

Two interviews this week! First, we talk to Laura Packard — health care activist, stage-four cancer survivor, and bane of Republicans who want to destroy the Affordable Cara Act. Next, we talk with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock joins to talk about the lengthy ballot for Denver voters, homelessness, Black Lives Matter protests, right-wing disinformation campaigns, and more.

57: Get More Weiser (ft. Attorney General Phil Weiser)

This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast, could 2020’s blue wave in Colorado make 2018 look like a tiny ripple in the pond? We find our second favorite US Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, deep in Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump’s pockets, we find Trump taking a page from Gardner’s playbook of fake healthcare plans, and we continue to find reasons to revisit our segment What the Buck??. We interview Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, and we say goodbye to his old boss, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a titan of the court and yet another feather in 2020’s worst year ever cap. May her memory be a blessing.