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About the show
Pensive Politics is a quick-witted and philosophically rich dive into politics with host Christian Watson AKA Mr. Watson, a nationally-published writer, and political commentator focused on issues of free speech, LGBTQ issues, and criminal justice. Mixing monologue with guest interviews, Watson offers a glimpse of what a smarter politics might look like.
Episode 20: Mr. Watson Goes Head-To-Head With Provocateur Jacob Wohl
May 28th, 2020 | 37 mins 48 secs
On this explosive edition of Pensive Politics, Mr. Watson confronts the infamous political Provocateur and internet troll Jacob Wohl, who is known for fabricating well-known fibs about political figures such as Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Dr....
Episode 19: Mr. Watson's Explosive Response To Joe Biden's "Aint Black" Comment, And the Two Party Duopoly
May 22nd, 2020 | 32 mins 24 secs
In this dynamic episode of Pensive Politics, Mr. Watson takes Joe Biden to task for commenting that black Americans who have trouble deciding to vote for him or Trump "ain't black." He also addresses the libertarian Party's 2020 nomination process,...
Episode 18: The Issue of Contact Tracing, Childishness in politics, and Unemployment Benefits Surge
May 20th, 2020 | 31 mins 15 secs
In this monologue, Mr. Watson explores the controversial issue of contract tracing, why Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump's chilidish bickering are more than meets the eye, and the importance of maintaining autonomy amid financial turmoil invoked by...
Episode 17: The Future of Localization and Liberty Ft. Adam Kokesh
May 18th, 2020 | 32 mins 40 secs
On this episode of Pensive Politics, Mr. Watson interviews libertarian presidential candidate and activist Adam Kokesh about his run for the presidency, his journey from T.V. show host to civil disobedience master, and his goals for the future of...
Episode 16: What Is Conservative Environmentalism, and Can It Work?
May 14th, 2020 | 30 mins 34 secs
In this episode of Pensive Politics, Mr. Watson converses with Kaleigh Cunningham and Christopher Barnard of the American Conservation Coalition about environmental conservatism and what it means in the broader political world, especially compared to...
Episode 15: The Future of The Libertarian Party Ft. Chairman Nick Sarwark
May 6th, 2020 | 36 mins 50 secs
On this important edition of Pensive Politics, Mr. Watson discusses Justin Amash's late entry into the presidential contest with Libertarian National Committee Chairman Nicholas Sarwark. He and Sarwark also explore issues that have been plaguing the...
Episode 14: How Does Capitalism Answer for Public Crises? Ft. Yaron Brook
May 4th, 2020 | 35 mins 21 secs
In this edition of Pensive Politics, Mr. Watson's focus on the COVID-19 pandemic continues with Ayn Rand Institute Executive Chairman and best-selling author Yaron Brook. They discuss both capitalism's answer to COVID-19 and the objectivist assessment...
Episode 13: Are Conservatism and Libertarianism Compatible Ft. Nate Hochman
April 26th, 2020 | 36 mins 10 secs
On this episode of Pensive Politics, Mr. Watson talks with conservative political writer Nate Hochman about conservatism and libertarianism, which are married in an ideology called "fusionism," and if those two ideas are reconcilable or mutually...
Episode 12: Does Identity Impede Individuality? Ft. Anthony DiMauro
April 25th, 2020 | 36 mins 6 secs
On this episode of Pensive Politics, Mr. Watson considers the question: Does identity unduly impede the exercise of one's individuality? If so, what are the consequences of that? Anthony DiMauro, who wrote on that very topic in a Medium essay, joins...
Episode 11: Political Power in Michigan, Hong Kong Crackdown, and Callous Economics
April 20th, 2020 | 34 mins 30 secs
In one of his classic, explosive monologues, Mr. Watson clashes with tyranny. He addresses Gretchen Whitmer's authoritarian rhetoric and justification concerning Executive Order 2020-42 and explains how her actions reflect the true nature of political...
Episode 10: Socialism's Greatest Foe Talks Pensively Ft. Daniel Di Martino
April 18th, 2020 | 30 mins 25 secs
On this episode of Pensive Politics with Mr. Watson, Mr. Watson interviews Daniel Di Martino, a writer and activist whose work critiquing the socialist Maduro government in Venezuela has appeared in USA Today, CNN, Fox News, and so forth. They discuss...
Episode 9: Modern Musings And Bolshivek Anger Ft. Shaun Cammack
April 11th, 2020 | 46 mins 50 secs
On this explosive edition of Pensive Politics, Mr. Watson explores the oddities of postmodernist thought, ethics, and Marxist rage with Shaun Cammack, University of Chicago graduate student and Young Voices Contributor. Follow this podcast's guests on...
Episode 8: The Politburo Slayer's Say Ft. Joshua Wong
April 5th, 2020 | 19 mins 32 secs
Interview with Nobel Peace Prize nominee Joshua Wong
Episode 7: The Liberty Conservative's Tall Tale Ft. Brad Polumbo
April 3rd, 2020 | 30 mins 41 secs
In this installment of Pensive Politics, Mr. Watson interviews outspoken conservative writer Brad Polumbo. Together, Watson and Polumbo tackle a wide-range of topics, including: the economically debilitating COVID-19, Polumbo's take on 'alternative'...
Episode 6: Corona Opportunism, Political Ineptitude, and Blind Politics
March 28th, 2020 | 32 mins 53 secs
In this explosive edition of Pensive Politics, Christian Watson discusses the political developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss how ideological bias, political marketeering, and general incompetence have left scars that will be...
Episode 5: The Liberty Knight's Quest For Congress Ft. Matt Gurtler
March 21st, 2020 | 33 mins 55 secs
In this installation of Pensive Politics, Christian sits down with Georgia State Representative and congressional candidate Matt Gurtler and tackles issues from the Coronavirus, Gurtler's strong convictions in the Georgia legislature, and his plans...