The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast

The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast


Latest Episodes

Episode 85: The Anti-Semitism of Ilhan Omar
July 20, 2019

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses the anti-semitism of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat who represents Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Omar came to the United States from Somalia when she was eight a.

Episode 84: A Conversation with Chase Holm
July 12, 2019

On this edition of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host Shane Vander Hart speaks with Chase Holm about his candidacy for Mayor of Des Moines. Learn more about his campaign here.

Episode 83: Joe Biden, the Hyde Amendment, and Making Abortion Unthinkable
June 07, 2019

This week on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses former Vice President Joe Biden's flip flop on the Hyde Amendment that prohibits the taxpayer funding of abortion except in cases of rape, incest, and the life of the mother.  The.

Episode 82: Trump's Mexico Tariff Threat, Mueller Statement & Walt Rogers
May 31, 2019

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses President Trump's threat of a five percent tariff on all Mexican goods coming into the United States to force Mexico to help with our illegal immigration problem.  Shane al.

Episode 81: Conversations with Rob Sand and David Young
May 10, 2019

For today's Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart spoke with Stephanie Taub, an attorney with the First Liberty Institute, about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule that protects the religious conscience of healthc.

Episode 80: Is Iowa a Rich or Poor State?
April 19, 2019

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart talks with Jonathan Williams, the chief economist and vice president of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) about the 2019 Rich States Poor States Report he co-authors. W.

Episode 79: A Look at the Iowa Legislature's Second Funnel
April 05, 2019

This week on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with Tim Overlin, executive director of Personhood Iowa, and State Rep. Skyler Wheeler, R-Orange City, about the Iowa Legislature's second funnel week. This week, non-appropriations .

Episode 78: Discussing the Mueller Report and Green New Deal
March 28, 2019

This week on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses the Mueller Report and reaction to it. Kelvey Vander Hart joins him to discuss the Senate vote on the Green New Deal.

Episode 77: Democrat Presidential Candidates Dump on Electoral College
March 21, 2019

Democrat presidential candidates say they want to repeal the Electoral College, Shane Vander Hart discusses on today's Caffeinated Thoughts podcast.----more---- U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said during a CNN town hall that she wants to eliminate .

Episode 76: Jason Schultz Discusses Funnel Week in the Iowa Senate
March 08, 2019

Our host, Shane Vander Hart, discusses the Religious Freedom Restoration Act currently under consideration in Iowa, a recent abortion poll that does not look good for the Democrats, Democrats' lack of unity condemning Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's anti-semi.