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The Delco Young Democast features news, interviews, tomfoolery, and the conversations that we want to hear about politics and society. Covering everything from Media to Harrisburg to Washington DC. Brought to you by the Delaware County (PA) Young Democrats.

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    A Fire Side-Chat with Barbarann Keffer

    Mike sits down with Barbarann Keffer, Democratic candidate for Mayor of Upper Darby Township, to talk about growing up in a politically mixed household, getting involved in the community, sharing responsibilities between school districts and municipalities, The Millbourne Thing, and that notorious Harvard-Maine basketball rivalry.

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    Episode 26 - Kingdom Hearts 3 Ruined This Podcast

    Mike, Amanda, and Brian sit down in the Podcast Oubliette to talk about some of the dozens of recent campaign parties, the pros and cons of open primaries, flashbacks to petition season nightmares, whether County Council should actually tell people what they're doing, the complete lack of cell phone reception at the Government Center in Media, discover Mike's absolutely psychotic mad scientist laugh at 38:42 of the show, correct a thing they got wrong, take an uncharacteristically serious round of What Did Millennials Kill This Week, shoutout our dentists, and evaluate Final Fantasy's battle system.

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    Episode 25 Shutdown Special

    Mike, Amanda, and Pasquale sit down to discuss celebrities having opinions, Congress starting to look a little bit like America, how one very specific military family is coping with Trump's government shutdown, basic middle school civics, the Delco Republican Party's new chairman failing upward, whether Speaker Pelosi has us in her AirPods, jokes specifically directed at single individuals, and Mike's hair. Then, Brian tags in to tell a few military stories, talk about using "West West Philly" as a dog whistle, discuss What Did Millennials Kill This Week, learn things about Pasquale that we can't unlearn, refine the difference between Delco and Delaware County, gain a healthy fear and respect for the sea, discover the subplot of the entire podcast, and just generally go completely off the rails for like 40 minutes.

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    Episode 24 - Peace And Blessings, 2018

    Mike, Pasquale, and Michel sit down for the last time in 2018 to talk about the best, worst, busiest, and most absurd moments of the year, go over one of the infinite reasons that no-bid 911 services contract was a bad idea, tell Mike who's actually running for office in Delco, and avoid giving the residents of Chester any more unwanted advice. Then, Amanda joins the crew for discussions about what we hope Millennials kill in 2019, where they hide the IT department in the state capitol, electric car racing, and the Philly Young Dems' slaying their Insta game.

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    Episode 23 with Michel Lee

    Mike, Amanda, and Michel sit down for a conversation about the local elections coming up in 2019, what a State Representative's office actually does, how to get people the help they need, what we're going to do with our $25 tax cut, respond to Councilman Brian Zidek's statement on Delco's Corruption Tax, and remember former Delaware County Democratic Chair Cliff Wilson. Plus, we have another increasingly inaccurate conversation about What Did Millennials Kill This Week?, everyone talks about how hungry they are for 20 minutes, we reveal the unspeakable things Brian does to mozzarella sticks, and Amanda rolls for initiative.

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    Episode 22 Election Wrap-up

    Mike, Amanda, and Pasquale sit down for a conversation about the November 6th election, voter turnout vs. voter suppression, the cost of living in Washington DC, and vodka neat. Then, "honorary" Young Democrat Brian talks about the Veterans' Caucus and how he's chosen to continue his service, we have kind of a dark conversation about what millennials did and did not kill this week, Mike invites the audience to his wake, and Pasquale accidentally stumbles upon his life's passion.

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    Episode 21 with Gwen McCullough

    Mike and Amanda sit down with Gwen McCullough from the Haverford Democrats and Delco Young Dems, to talk about the Delco Coalition for Prison Reform, and how she balances activism with electoral politics. Then, the gang discusses Scott Wagner's seriously concerning public meltdown, township employees caught on camera, "What Did Millennials Kill This Week?", the strength of Delaware County's yard sign game, whether rock bottom actually exists in 2018, and plumbing gone terribly, terribly wrong.

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    A Fire Side-Chat with Damien Christopher Warsavage

    Mike talks with longtime Upper Darby resident and activist Damien Warsavage about his family's battle with substance abuse, the state of treatment and recovery in Delaware County, a brief history of Save Upper Darby Arts, and building bridges.

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    Episode 20 with Samantha Newell

    Mike and Amanda talk with Rutledge Borough Council member Samantha Newell, Delaware County's youngest elected official, about the amount of coffee required to keep a law student functioning, the glaring difference between Dave Delloso and Mary Hopper, former Upland Borough Council President Ed Mitchell's 29-year oopsie, construction sandals, and whether Halloween candy taxation is theft. Plus, we flip the script on"What Did Millennials Kill This Week" and Sam tells the most relatable story ever about Sears.

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    A Fire Side-Chat with John Fetterman

    Mike, Amanda, and Pasquale speak with Mayor John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. Recorded live at the Pennsylvania Young Democrats Convention on August 18th, 2018.

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    Episode 19 Live From The PA Young Democrats Convention

    Mike, Amanda, Pasquale, and a whole bunch of new and old friends visit the Pennsylvania Young Democrats Convention in Harrisburg, to discuss the city, the show, and where the Young Dems are headed.

    Thanks to Zainab Javed and Anthony Zarzycki for use of their presentations.

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    Episode 18 with Catherine Coll

    Mike and Amanda talk with activist and Lansdowne Democratic Committee member Catherine Coll about complementing activism with politics, the political history and present of Lansdowne, the Drexeline Conspiracy, advanced trolling techniques, and the chant you're supposed to do when a protester gets arrested. Plus, Mike takes absolutely zero responsibility for "What Did Millennials Kill This Week," and we get hungry at least a couple of times.

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    Episode 17

    Mike, Amanda, Nicole, and Pasquale talk abut literal garbage man Scott Wagner disrespecting everyone, review County Council awarding more no-bid contracts to Republican donors, give the Delco GOP some unsolicited advice, take a different approach to "What Did Millennials Kill This Week," mutilate our bodies to fit into some red-bottom Louboutins, and finally, FINALLY sell out.

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    Episode 16

    Mike, Colleen, and Amanda sit down on a Very Special Episode of the Democast to talk about education funding and student activism, share coping strategies for the nightmare hellscape that is 2018, shout out state House campaigns, play "What Did Millennials Kill This Week," ask the audience for a suggestion, and admire Mike's intense vocal fry.

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    Episode 15 Live From The Philadelphia Podcast Festival

    Mike, Pasquale, and Amanda are joined by Philly Young Dems Secretary Tom Nardi to talk about how the Philly and Delco youth wings interact with the Democratic Party, cannabis policy, yet another completely predictable pipeline mishap, and using spreadsheets and abacuses to track billions of dollars. Plus, we play another round of "What Did Millennials Kill This Week," Amanda fulfills a lifelong dream, the gang argues semantics, and Pasquale's sister wins the podcast.

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    Episode 14

    Mike, Amanda, and Pasquale discuss Amanda's week at Yale University for the Women's Campaign School, the continuing tone-deaf egotism of State Sen. Daylin Leach, some poll numbers that make us happy for once, a round of "What Did Millennials Kill This Week" with a Shyamalan plot twist, and the joys of Bluetooth connectivity.

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    Episode 13

    Mike and Pasquale talk about the Mariner East 2 risk assessment, learn about "coordinated campaigns" through Pasquale's new job with the PA Dems, discuss conservative groups paying their interns, and have a couple healthy glasses of wine. Plus, we welcome our younger Generation Z friends to the fold with "What Did Millennials Kill This Week?", and get really super like stereotypically Italian at a couple different points.

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    Episode 12 Primary Wrapup

    Mike, Amanda, and Brian discuss the 2018 General Primary in Delaware County and across Pennsylvania. They review the primary process, discuss voter turnout, share outrageous tales of working and volunteering, review the winning candidates, and sing a jaunty little tune. Then, the gang answers listener questions about the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas, engaging young voters, not trusting anybody over 30, balancing leadership with the will of the people, and pie. Plus, one of the easiest rounds of "What Did Millennials Kill This Week?" ever, and a couple of BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS.

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    Episode 11 with Lindy Li

    Mike, Pasquale, and Amanda have a particularly loose conversation about Amanda's acceptance to the Women's Campaign School at Yale University, the completely normal and boring 7th Congressional District special election, whether millennial enthusiasm for the Democrats is stalling out, our campaign for Democratic State Committee, a very special edition of What Did Millennials Kill This Week, and Geoffrey the Giraffe's terrible, terrible secret. Then, Pasquale and Mike sit down with Lindy Li, candidate for the 5th Congressional District, for a chat about gun policy, campaign finance reform, youth in politics, and food once again.

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    A Fire Side-Chat with Anton Andrew

    Mike, Amanda, and Noah sit down with Anton Andrew, candidate for the 160th PA House district, to talk about environmental advocacy, self-directed learning, Jamaican politics, and, because it's the Democast, food.

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    Episode 10 with Mary Gay Scanlon

    Mike and Pasquale discuss human dumpster Rep. Daryl Metcalfe's Facebook rant for the ages, Pasquale's trip to the Progressive Change Campaign Committee's National Candidate Training, Pennsylvania's voting machines entering the 21st Century, What Did Millennials Kill This Week, the Young Dems' upcoming PA-5 candidates debate, and and Delco's death-defying top rope finishing move. Then, Noah and Mike sit down with Mary Gay Scanlon, candidate for the 5th US House District, about voting rights, charter schools, organizing the airport response to the Muslim Ban, and weird names for pets.

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    Episode 9 with Rich Lazer

    Mike, Amanda, and Noah discuss the recent Delco Dems nominating convention forth 5th Congressional District, are completely surprised by Republicans destroying an anti-gerrymandering bill, discover that Paul Ryan was That Guy in high school, ask What Did Millennials Kill This Week, and talk about why we shouldn't body-shame Reince Priebus. Then, Noah and Mike sit down with Rich Lazer, Democratic candidate for the 5th US House District, for a chat about organized labor, universal pre-K, Philly vs. Delco, and easy answers to complex questions.

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    Episode 7 Petition Special

    Mike, Gina, Pasquale, Joi, Amanda, and Brian all take some time in the last weekend of petition signing to talk about how candidates actually get on the ballot, getting stuck inside voters' houses, road trips, our cats, the tragedy of sever lag, and non-traditional wine pairings.

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    Episode 6 with Tanner Rouse

    Mike, Amanda, and Gina are joined by Rob Yannuzzi, part of the Eddystone Democratic Committee, to discuss finding Democrats in emerging areas, expecting the best from our elected officials, and the completely preventable tragedy at Douglas High School in Florida. Then, Gina, Mike, and Amanda speak with Tanner Rouse, candidate for Pennsylvania's 26th Senate District, about justice reform, knowing what you don't know, What Did Millennials Kill This Week, and the Young Dems' unreasonable pizza demands.

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    A Fire Side-Chat with Tim Kearney

    Mike, Amanda, and Gina chat about climate change, green buildings, education funding, and ukuleles with Tim Kearney, candidate for Pennsylvania's 26th State Senate district.

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    Episode 5 with Kristin Seale

    Mike, Amanda, and Pasquale talk serious and make goofy-goofs with Kristin Seale, candidate for the 168th PA House district. The gang talks about the thousands of candidates running for Delco's congressional seats, compare metaphorical canvassing scars, finally shine some light into the County Council chambers, discuss criminal justice reform and energy policy, ask "What Did Millennials Kill This Week?", and debate the relative merits of Thorgy Thor.

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    A Fire Side-Chat with Drew McGinty

    Mike, Amanda, and Gina chat about the ACA, climate change, finding common ground, and energizing moderates with Drew McGinty, candidate for Pennsylvania's 7th US House of Representatives district.

    The first of Drew's "Commitment to Dialogue" conversations with Sam Temple (Republican candidate for TX-21) is on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7:30, and you can watch live on Facebook or YouTube.

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    Delco Young Democast Episode 4 with Dan Muroff

    Mike, Gina, and Amanda review the Women's March and what it means, discuss the not-terribly-shocking allegations against Rep. Pat Meehan, ask "What Did Millennials Kill This Week?", and mail-order far too many cookies. Then, Mike talks pipelines, opioids, and gun safety with Dan Muroff, candidate for Pennsylvania's 7th US House of Representatives district.

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    Delco Young Democast Episode 3 with Molly Sheehan

    Mike, Pasquale, and Gina discuss the critically important 2018 elections for statewide offices and local district representatives, learn what a Lieutenant Governor actually is , ask "What Did Millennials Kill This Week?", and enjoy a tasty beverage or two. Then, Pasquale and Mike talk health care, climate change, and marijuana policy with Molly Sheehan, candidate for Pennsylvania's 7th US House of Representatives district.

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    A Fire Side-Chat with Dr. Monica Taylor

    Mike sits down with Monica Taylor, Upper Darby School Board Director and Delaware County Young Democrat, for a conversation about growing up in politics, charter schools, how to live out a dream, and joining up with Run For Something.

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    Delco Young Democast Episode 2

    Mike, Pasquale, and Alyssa discuss deciding elections by coin flip, name the state legislators who voted to stand between women and their doctors, get a civics lesson, ask "What Did Millennials Kill This Week?", and talk about how The Grinch is living his best life.

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    Delco Young Democast Episode 1

    Mike, Gina, and Pasquale tell their stories and discuss predators in Congress, the GOP betting on old people living forever, a breathtaking feat of fiscal responsibility by the Upper Darby School Board, "What Did Millennials Kill This Week?", and summoning angels by Lyft.

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