The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast

The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast


Latest Episodes

Episode 114: Does Iowa Need Regulatory Reform?
November 13, 2020

In this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host Shane Vander Hart speaks with Dr. James Broughel, a senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, to discuss regulatory reform and why Iowa needs it. 

Episode 113: A Conversation with Eddie Andrews
October 27, 2020

In this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with Eddie Andrews, a Republican candidate in Iowa House District 39. Andrews seeks to unseat State Rep. Karin Derry, D-Johnston, who ousted a Republican incumbent in 2018.  Sh.

Episode 112: A Conversation with Rick Stewart
October 21, 2020

In this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with Rick Stewart, the Libertarian nominee in Iowa's U.S. Senate race. 

Episode 111: A Conversation with David Young
October 17, 2020

In this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart talks to former U.S. Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, about his candidacy in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District and why voters should send him back to Congress.

Episode 110:Q&A with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst
October 09, 2020

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart spoke with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, about her record in the Senate and why Iowans should re-elect her.  Before that, Shane looks at an exchange between Ernst and her Democrati.

Episode 109: Why Should Iowans Support School Choice?
October 07, 2020

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Walt Rogers, Deputy Director of TEF Iowa,  discusses with our host, Shane Vander Hart, the benefits of school choice for parents, taxpayers, and for public schools as well. 

Episode 108: A Defense of the Electoral College
September 30, 2020

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Michael Maibach, Distinguished Fellow in America Federalism with Save Our States, discusses the history and importance of the Electoral College with our host, Shane Vander Hart.

Episode 107: Our Nation's Addiction Crisis and the Church
September 23, 2020

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Pastor Ron Smedley of Mission Recovery discusses with Shane Vander Hart the addiction crisis our nation faces and how the Church can help.

Episode 106: Christ Over COVID in Russia
July 31, 2020

Our host, Shane Vander Hart, speaks with Michael Johnson, president of the Slavic Gospel Association, about the work his ministry is doing in the former Soviet Union and their new campaign Christ over COVID. 

Episode 105: Evangelicals and Trump, A Conversation with Dr. Michael Brown
July 22, 2020

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart spoke with Dr. Michael Brown about his new book,  Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test?