California Underground Podcast: Discussing California Politics Through a Lens of Sanity

California Underground Podcast: Discussing California Politics Through a Lens of Sanity


Latest Episodes

Ep. 260: Special Districts, Plastic Bags, and Recall Flop
June 07, 2024

On this episode we discuss what a special district is and what they do and how much money they take in. We also discuss the recent push to ban plastic bags in California and whether it makes a difference or not. Finally we discuss the Recall effort of Gav

Ep. 259: Trump Convicted
June 05, 2024

On this episode we discuss the conviction of Donald Trump in Manhattan. We discuss the ramifications of the conviction and whether it will hurt or help Donald Trump in his campaign for re-election to the Presidency. Check out our full website at www.cali

Ep. 258: Breaking Down Newsom's Proposed Budget
May 24, 2024

On this episode, we discuss Newsom's proposed budget for 2024-2025 and breakdown his "tricks" to keep the budget "balanced" without adding more to the deficit. Check out our full website at www.californiaunderground.liveChapter

Ep. 257: Live at the 2024 CAGOP Convention
May 23, 2024

Tune in to our episode live from the 2024 CAGOP Convention floor in San Francisco. Are you a Californian who feels like your views on politics in California are not popular? Do you feel like no one will agree with you? Feels like when you meet someone w

Ep. 256: Where the Heck Did $24 Billion Go?!
May 17, 2024

SummaryIn this episode, Phil and Camille discuss the recent audit that revealed that $24 billion allocated for homelessness in California has gone missing. They highlight the lack of transparency and accountability in the state's approach to addressi

Ep. 255 - Chaos Erupts at UCLA
May 10, 2024

On this episode, we are joined by independent journalist, Anthony Cabassa, who was on the ground reporting live on the UCLA protests and their confrontation with the police. We further discuss his thoughts on why these protests are happening and whether t

Ep. 254: Supreme Court Takes Up Homelessness
May 03, 2024

SummaryOn this episode we discuss the recent case of Grants Pass v. Johnson that was heard in front of the Supreme Court recently regarding bans on camping in public spaces. We dive into previous court rulings, listen to some oral arguments, and discuss

Ep. 253 - How Much Do We Pay Public Officials in California?
April 19, 2024

SummaryOn this episode we are joined by Todd Madison of Transparent California. Transparent California is a public database that collects data on public employee compensation in the state of California. They collect almost 4 million records per year and

Ep. 252 - Tackling Rising Crime Rates in California
April 12, 2024

SummaryIn this episode, Phil and his guest Jeffrey Clayton discuss rising crime rates in blue states, specifically focusing on California. They explore the role of bail in the criminal justice system and its impact on crime rates. They also discuss the e

Ep. 251 - Fast Food Reacts to Minimum Wage Hike
April 05, 2024

SummaryOn this episode we discuss how the fast food industry is reacting to the new $20 minimum wage, the confusion around who qualifies, and how this will negatively impact workers rather than help. Make sure to check out our full site at www.californi

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