Your Voting Stories: Minisode 2

We’re back with another minisode to read YOUR thoughts and stories on a subject near and dear to our hearts: VOTING!

With the help of our listeners, we discuss getting teens & young people interested in voting, election conspiracy theories, what Texas was like before the midterms, voting at the grocery store in Nevada, compulsory voting & preferential voting in Australia, and the likelihood of voting more often with easier access to polling places.

Thank you guys so so so very much for reaching out to us with these amazing stories and thoughts. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate it, and how good it makes us feel to know there are so many people out there who feel just as strongly about voting as we do.

Honestly. It means so much to us.

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To prepare for our next minisode, we also announce next month’s subject, and ask you to write in with your thoughts and stories on that subject.

Our idea is that to move forward as a nation into a less racist future, we need to face and confront our racist past in a much more real way. While stories of slavery and segregation are taught to young people in schools, it often seems that those subjects are whitewashed, glossed over, or rushed through, because as a nation we’re uncomfortable with the horrors of our past. We believe that really facing that part of our history, through our education system, could do some real good when it comes to beginning to heal the wounds of racism in the future, and we’d love to hear your thoughts on that.

Please listen to the episode and drop us a line by Saturday, December 15th. We’ll read as many of the responses as we can on minisode 3 next month!

You can send us a voice memo or email us at BeyondReproachPod@gmail.com, or feel free to slip into our DMs if you're feeling cheeky. Just be sure to get those responses back to us no later than 12/15.

We can’t wait to hear from you!!!

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Episode 4: The Most Damnable Outrage

This episode we talk about Stephanie’s serial dating habits and the reason she wants to go on a dating detox. We also get into dating apps, dating in New York, and vacation dating.

We also discuss our super boozy episode cocktail that we dubbed the whiskey snow cone, which Teddy Roosevelt loved to throw back while also claiming he never drank.

Also covered: Catcalling and toxic masculinity, the WPA’s unpublished “America Eats” manuscript, the White House china, admitting and correcting our frequent mistakes, exotic White House pets, “dog parents” vs “fur babies”, Pete (or Peatrice) the squirrel, & “Hamilton” as therapy.

Tux’s scandal is about that one time that Teddy Roosevelt ate in the same room as Booker T. Washington and all hell broke loose.

The First African American Invited to Dinner at the White House

Wiki - Booker T. Washington dinner at the White House

Booker T. Washington's White House Dinner

Booker T. Washington & Theodore Roosevelt's Explosive Dinner

Booker T. Washington Dines with Theodore Roosevelt, Americans Outraged

Theodore Roosevelt’s Controversial Dinner With Booker T. Washington

Teddy Roosevelt's 'Shocking' Dinner With Washington

The Underside of the Welcome Mat

Teddy Roosevelt Invited Booker T. Washington to The White House And America Lost Its F*cking Mind

“I shall have him to dine as often as I please” – The time when Roosevelt invited African-American educator Booker T. Washington to a dinner at the White House

Booker T. Washington's Dinner with President Theodore Roosevelt

Stephanie’s scandal is a deep dive into to the brief and wondrous life of Laddie Boy Harding.

Donald Trump could be first US President in nearly 130 years not to have a pet dog in the White House

White House Pets (1889-1953)

Laddie Boy

Laddie Boy – Warren Harding’s Faithful Airedale Terrier

Laddie Boy, Warren Harding’s Dog

Thief takes dog collar from Harding ome

Warren Harding’s Pete

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VOTE VOTE VOTE Y'ALL : Minisode 1

In direct response to your insatiable hunger for us, we are back with a very topical minisode about something near and dear to our hearts: VOTING!

In this episode you’ll learn the reasons we think voting is important, and we’ll discuss some of the various voting systems in the US and abroad. We’ve decided to forgo our beloved scandals in our minisodes, because the main reason we’re doing these is to get your feedback and input!

We are “curious” (read: “nosey”) people and we’d love to hear from you on the subjects we hold dear. We want to know know your thoughts on and involvement in the voting process. ::insert iconic Uncle Sam finger-wagging propaganda::

If you have thoughts on the voting process or interesting stories about voting experiences you’ve had, please listen to the episode and drop us a line by Saturday November 10th. We’ll read the best responses for all our listeners on the minisode next month!

You can send us a voice memo or email us at BeyondReproachPod@gmail.com, or feel free to slip into our DMs if you're feeling cheeky. Just be sure to get those responses back to us no later than 11/10.
We can’t wait to hear from you!!!

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Episode 3: The Origins of Fake News

Episode 3 : Origins of Fake News / Creeper of the House

This episode we apologize for being the chatty drunk history nerds we were in the last episode. We reflect on the dry nature of our childhood history classes that mistakenly led us to believe we hated a subject that we clearly love enough to create a podcast about.

This episode we learn about the spicy port-based episode cocktail, trendy in the late 1700s and how it relates to Stephanie’s scandal. This drink is just in time for autumn! Side note: you’re welcome!

Also covered: Milk punches, Stephanie’s bae Lin-Manuel Miranda, My Favorite Murder, Tux’s shameful disregard for Broadway musicals and Ohio-based scandals.

Stephanie’s scandal explores the birth of negative campaigning and fake news.

Adams vs. Jefferson: The Birth of Negative Campaigning in the U.S.

Founding Fathers' dirty campaign

The Dirtiest Presidential Campaign Ever? Not Even Close!

The Election of 1800: A Model of Crazy, Dirty Campaigning

Wiki- United States presidential election, 1800

Wiki- John Adams

1796 Presidential Election

Wiki - Whiskey Rebellion

John Adams Outlaws Fake News in 1798 – and Dooms His Presidency

The Revolution of 1800: The Presidential Election that Tested the United States

Tux’s scandal centers on the sex crimes of Dennis Hastert. (Warning to listeners: This episode, and the following links, contain information about sexual assault.)

Dennis Hastert's federal prison sentence ends, but lawsuits still loom

Dennis Hastert released from prison but still faces sex-offender treatment

On supervised release, Hastert faces new restrictions on porn, contact with minors

WHO BROKE CONGRESS? DENNIS HASTERT, FORMER SPEAKER, BREAKS TWO-YEAR SILENCE TO DENY ROLE IN GRIDLOCK

Wiki - Dennis Hastert

Dennis Hastert Fast Facts

Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert can't be alone with children, judge rules

What the Dennis Hastert Documents Reveal About Sexual Abuse Allegations

Dennis Hastert Wants Sex-Abuse Accuser to Return Hush Money

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Transferred Out Of Prison

Dennis Hastert, Ex-House Speaker Who Admitted Sex Abuse, Leaves Prison

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v John Dennis Hastert

Ex-speaker Dennis Hastert released from federal prison

Judge sentences former U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert to 15 months in federal prison

Dennis Hastert Countersues Assault Victim to Pay Back Hush Money

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Episode 2: The First Presidential F*ckboy

Episode 2 : First Presidential F*ckboy

This episode we learn about the Panamanian origins of our very boozy, yet very deliciously tropical episode cocktail and how it ties into Tux’s scandal. Gin-drenched banter ensues in the retelling of our stories! There are many twists, turns, and tangents --prepare yourself for a scandalous ride!

Also covered: Stephanie’s life underneath a rock, Tux’s conflicted thoughts on being a food blogger, chilluns, vintage panties, and BDE.

Tux’s scandal is about the construction of Panama and its Canal.

Remembering the history of the Panama Canal

Pre-Canal History

The following are two sub-chapters out of Michael L. Conniff's book, "Black Labor on a White Canal - Panama, 1904 - 1981"

Wiki- Panama Canal

Wiki- Panama Scandals

Wiki- Separation of Panama from Colombia

Four things you should know about the Panama Canal's turbulent past

The Silver and Gold Roll on the Panama Canal Zone

Wiki- The United States Invasion of Panama

Stephanie’s scandal is about Warren G. Harding and his favorite pastime.

Wiki- Warren G. Harding

The Letters That Warren G. Harding's Family Didn't Want You To See

The steamy tale of a President, his mistress and torrid love letters – but not the one you think

Wiki- Carrie Fulton Phillips

The Ohio Gang: The World of Warren G. Harding

Divorce and the Presidency

Warren Harding marries Florence Mabel Kling DeWolfe

10 Hilarious Quotes From Warren G. Harding's Love Letters To His Mistresses

America’s Horniest President

President Warren G. Harding's Love Letters To Mistress Carrie Phillips Are Nearly NSFW

President Harding’s steamy love letters with Carrie Phillips to go on display

Library of Congress > Digital Collections > Warren G. Harding-Carrie Fulton Phillips Correspondence

First Lady Biography: Florence Harding

The Library of Congress Releases Harding's Love Letters

Warren G. Harding

Presidential Scandals: The Affairs of Warren G. Harding

Urban Dictionary: Jumpoff

Before there was Slick Willie, there was Warren Harding

The President's Daughter (Britton book)

Warren G. Harding's Terrible Tenure

Sex in Central Park in Broad Daylight, Extortion — and a Presidential Love Child!

The Last Words of 38 Presidents

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Episode 1: Schrock for Cock

Episode 1: Shrock for Cock

This episode, we introduce ourselves and let you know what you can expect from this podcast.

Beyond Reproach is a podcast about scandals and scandalousness in government and politics, and sometimes we’re pretty scandalous ourselves!

We discuss our working definition of “beyond reproach” and how it relates to the aim of the podcast. We chat about our nerves, the sound of our voices and the reason why all of our episodes will feature a vintage drink pairing. We learn about the origins of our delightfully old-timey episode cocktail- all the rage in the 1800s and how it ties into Stephanie’s scandal. This drink will be your late summer fav!

Also covered: newbie woes, Stephanie’s media blackout, disinformation, megalodons, and Tux’s food blog.

Mountain Formerly Known As

Stephanie’s scandal is the mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley.

McKinley no more: North America's tallest peak to be renamed Denali

Denali or McKinley? How a 19th century political ‘joke’ turned into a 119-year-long debate

Mt. McKinley Owes Its Name to an Epic Act of Trolling

Wiki : William McKinley

If not for a mountain, what is President McKinley’s legacy?

Denali–Mount McKinley naming dispute

3,000 Miles From Denali, Ohio Fumes Over Renaming of Mount McKinley

What's in a Name? Alaska Battles Ohio Over Title for Mt. McKinley; 'Belongs to All Americans' Change Sought Since 1975

Why Obama Changed Mount McKinley’s Name to Denali

Denali’s Name Change Upsets a Senator

Shrock For Cock

Tux’s scandal is about the rise and fall of Edward Lee Shrock.

Va. Legislator Ends Bid for 3rd Term

Edward Schrock on the Issues

Gay Rumors Force Out Congressman

Antigay congressman Schrock retires over gay allegations

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart : This Week Injustice - Edward Schrock

Update: Schrock Audio Released

Edward L. Schrock

Old Rumors of Gay Sex Prove Powerful on Web

SCHROCK RETURNING TO D.C

Why I Outed Gay Republicans


Introduction to Beyond Reproach

Beyond Reproach is a comedic history podcast about scandals and scandalousness in politics and government. We'll be coming soon to a podcast carrier near you, but for now, we thought it'd be fun to give you a little glimpse at our hosts.

In this first mini-episode the hosts give you a little teaser into their lives. Just to wet your whistle, you know? You'll learn who Stephanie and Tux are, and why you should you care! You'll find out where they come from, what they're doing with their lives, and what got them interested in history, politics, and scandals to begin with.

Actual episodes will follow so so soon, so please follow us on social media for updates, info, excitement, and release dates!

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Welcome to the Beyond Reproach Podcast!

Beyond Reproach is a comedic history podcast about scandals and scandalousness in politics and government. Each episode, hosts Stephanie & Tux explore the sordid stories of America's past, all while drinking heavily, talking too much, and generally making fools of themselves. They hope that these stories entertain you, teach you a thing or two, and maybe even draw parallels between the mistakes of the past and the quagmire that is American politics today.