Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast

My name is Jered Weber and my friends Troy, Bill, Pat and I thought starting a podcast would be a good way to stay in touch as we spread across the country (San Francisco, Minneapolis and New York City). Was this a mistake? Probably. Are we still moving forward? Definitely. So join us as we agree loudly about a variety of topics including politics, pop culture and sports.
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Mar 13, 2019

Jered, Pat and Troy are back with another exciting episode of the Agreeing Loudly podcast. In celebration of a return to simpler times (so long, the OG podcast team (minus the ever elusive Bill) discusses the latest Game of Thrones trailer. 

And of course, it wouldn't be Agreeing Loudly without some way too early talk about the 2020 Race for the White House. 

We may have downsized a bit since our conception, but as the only saying goes, "What is dead, may never die."

Jan 24, 2019

Back after the long holiday break, Agreeing Loudly's podcast aficionados return to discuss the current federal government shutdown and the 2020 Race for the White House.

Nov 29, 2018

The agreeing loudly podcast is done celebrating the blue wave/blizzard/avalanche and is back to discuss the results of the 2018 midterm elections and what it means for the future.

Except for Bill. He was too devastated by the disappointing performance of team Trump to join us this week, but we wish him all the best as he tries to make sense of a post-MAGA world. 

Nov 2, 2018

Back from a long hibernation, Agreeing Loudly is back to speculate on the 2018 midterm elections.

Are we hopeful, pessimistic or indifferent? Tune in to find out!

Sep 29, 2017

After another several month absence, Agreeing Loudly is back from coast to coast to conduct what was originally thought to be a way too early Democratic Presidential Draft. However, three days after we recorded this episode, Nate Silver and company beat us to the punch with a draft of their own. We're not saying they've bugged our recording studio...but that's exactly what we're saying. 

Help us overcome the conspiracy by listening to this month's episode now! 

Feb 7, 2017

On this month's episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast, Bill Nentl makes his triumphant return from his multi-month suspension. In celebration of this momentous occasion, the Agreeing Loudly brain trust (minus one Pat Meacham) discuss their thoughts on who will win Best Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards, the latest Trumptastrophes, and some more public policy they think would make the world a better place. 

Will Bill be able to make it through one episode without being suspended again? Tune in now to find out!



Jan 17, 2017

On this month's episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast, we interview Agreeing Loudly's first endorsee, prospective Iowa Democratic Party state chair Kurt Meyer. We also take a moment to reflect on President Obama's final address as president as we look towards the future of the progressive movement. 

Are you ready to move forward? Tune into this month's episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast to get started!

Dec 12, 2016

This week the OG Agreeing lLoudly podcast crew celebrate the holiday season by discussing the impending release of Star Wars: Rogue One, the rogue one who somehow captured the presidency, and our hopes for the future. 

Will Jimmy Smits rise up and save us all? Tune into this month's episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast to find out!


Nov 11, 2016

The Agreeing Loudly crew joins forces with The Margin of Error's dynamic duo to discuss what happened in the 2016 election and what it means for the future. 

Will America survive a post-Trump world? Will Pat make it through Justin Norris's explanation of the polls and 538's statistical model? And what happened to Carson? Find the answer to these questions and more on another exciting episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast!

Jul 24, 2016

After another multiple week hiatus, Bill and Jered return with special guest Justin Norris to discuss the Pokemon Go craze and the Trumpsanity of the recent Republican National Convention.

Will the Jered and Bill be able to catch them all? Can Justin's wisdom save us from the Trumpocalypse? And most importantly, where is Pat? Tune in to this week's episode to find out!



Jun 6, 2016

After multiple weeks off, Agreeing Loudly returns to the internet (now with a lowercase I). While Pat and Bill still remain lost in the Matrix, friends of the show and regular contributors to the Agreeing Loudly website: Justin and Allan join Jered to restore a sense of podcast normalcy to the world. Or at least as much normalcy as two academics are capable of. 

Join them as they talk far too long about Millennial party allegiances, nerdy pop culture, and the complicated nature of Southern politics.

Intro 0:00-2:45

Millennial Musings: Millennials and the General Election 2:45-22:10

Pop Goes the Culture: GOT, Comics and Professional Wrestling 22:11-41:20

Political Parrots: Southern Politics and Multi-Generation Homes 41:29-1:13:09

Outro/Where to Find Us: 1:16:32-1:20:43

Apr 30, 2016

Pat, Troy and Carson take a deep dive into why democrats are losing elections and provide their insights into how and when the party of Roosevelt and Kennedy will start winning again. Troy talks about the cynical aspects of identity politics, Pat does his best Nate Silver and looks into the state legislative losses over the last 7 years and Carson takes on the bipartisan neoliberal to neoconservative policy consensus of tax cuts and who they really benefit.  

With some shameless pleas for Thomas Frank and Rick Perlstein to pay attention to Agreeing Loudly and a handful of greatly needed plugs for Matt Taibbi and Matthew Yglesias, the end result...a fantastic weekend podcast to listen to.

Apr 4, 2016

After a brief hiatus, Bill, Jered, and Pat return to bring you another exciting episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast. This week Bill does his best to answer the question of whether Millennial Bernie Sanders supporters will turn out for Hillary during the general election. Meanwhile, Jered celebrates his recent move to Denver by obsessing far too long over Batman vs Superman, the future of streaming and why he thinks this year's Wrestlemania is poised to be one of the worst of all time. Perhaps even more shocking, Pat has his own thoughts about the professional wrestling's biggest show of the year. 

After purging his system from sports entertainment, Pat leads a vibrant sports discussion that includes his thoughts on the NFL/NYT battle royal, Iggygate, and a round of MLB predictions that are filled with plenty of homer picks. And of course, it wouldn't be Agreeing Loudly without another presidential campaign driven political parrots segment. Can Bernie Sanders defy the odds and win the nomination? Will Donald Trump be the Republican Nominee? Listen now for the answer to these questions and more!
Mar 21, 2016
The curse of 27 lives on! 2 of our 3 regulars are out this week, and everyone else has busted March Madness brackets. 
Come all and come listen to Pat, Carson, and Troy recover to discuss whether we have reached "peak Millennial" in Urbania, United States. Listen to dispatches and exclusives from Central Earth, prognostications of what has become a boring and predictable Presidential race, and a high note ending with a little game called "Guess the 13 Richest Americans." 
A fitting and competitive end to this 27th episode, brought to you from the commentators who will do their best to help you get through the 2nd American Gilded Age with a slice of wit, snark, and satire.
Mar 14, 2016

On this week's episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast Jered, Bill and Pat (only because he had to) finally answer the question that has been in the minds of our listeners since day one. What will be the better movie: Batman vs.Superman or Captain America: Civil War?  

Oh and they also talk about some other mildly interested topics including Dancing with the Stars co-host Erin Andrews' successful lawsuit against the Marriott, whether or not Apple should give the FBI a back door to the Iphone and not one, not two, but three different political topics. 
Can all of these topics possibly fit into an hour? Will Jered stop dropping F'bombs long enough for Pat and Bill to get in a word edgewise? Will there even be a podcast episode next week? Tune in to find out!
Mar 7, 2016

On the 25th episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast, the core team returns to restore some order to the podcast world. Bill struggles to lead a February sweeps segment in a world of streaming bliss. Meanwhile, Pat reopens the stadium discussion with a bit of Saint Paul related soccer news. Also, Jered tries to make millennial home ownership sexy and relevant before dragging the podcast into the dark Drumpfs of the internet with a super exciting debate about Trump and the Republican Party. 

Will Bill learn the true meaning of February sweeps? Does anyone on the podcast care where millennials are buying houses? Is Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast a better podcast than the Five Thirty Eight Elections podcast? You only live once so listen to this week's episode to find out!
Feb 23, 2016

Remember when the MN GOP used to the campaign slogan "restoring the balance" to win back the MN House in 2014? That's not what this super special episode of Agreeing Loudly: Coast to Coast "Nevada/South Carolina Fallout" edition is about.

Come join podcast regular Pat Meacham and special guests Carson Starkey and Troy Olson as they drink 2 beers each (union made of course), and mostly talk about accepting the inevitable. Also, talk of Kanye West, the Duke of Bullingdon dropping out of the GOP race, and more!

Intro 0:00-3:55

Millennial Musings: A political issue besides college debt 3:55-11:58

Sports Round Up: Whistle Sports v. ESPN 11:58-24:47

Pop Goes the Culture: Kanye West and the Millennial divide 24:47-40:47

Political Parrots: The beginning of the end for Bernie? 40:47—1:16:22

Outro/Where to Find Us: 1:16:32-1:19:22

Feb 15, 2016

Agreeing Loudly brings regular web contributor and resident historian, Allan Branstiter on the show in an attempt to add some historical significance to this week's conversation. 

This week we focus on the Nevada pop culture gems society has given us, how terrible we are at predicting Super Bowl related content, and dig deep into the next phase of the presidential contest as it moves to Nevada and South Carolina.

Also, we take another critic of the millennial generation to task. What does that mean exactly? Tune into this week's episode to find out!

Intro 0:00-3:04 Pop Goes the Culture: Top Nevada Pop Culture

3:12-12:46 Sports Round Up: Super Bowl Fail

12:53-26:54 Millennial Musings: More Millennial Shade 26:58-37:10

Political Parrots: Viva Las Vegas or South Carolina Conundrum 37:11—1:03:02

Outro/Where to Find Us 1:03:05-1:04:52

Feb 8, 2016

On this week's episode, friend of the show Maria Camargo joins us all the way from the great city of Toledo which may or may not be located in the land of the eastern time zone. 

In honor of the upcoming New Hampshire Primary, we share our favorite pieces of pop culture from the iconic state. Also, it's Super Bowl 50 time in the Agreeing Loudly studio as Pat leads an exciting prop bet segment that will be sure to leave Jered wracked with regret by next week's episode.

In a shamefully transparent effort at plugging our written content, we delve into an article by Allan Branstiter discussing whether Generation X is finally ready to flex it's political muscle. 

And of course we spend far too much time talking about the Iowa Caucus results and what they mean for the New Hampshire Primary.

Get ready to the play The Game with another exciting episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast. 

Pop Goes the Culture: New Hampshire Pop Culture Nuggets 3:17-13:05

Sports Round Up: Super Bowl Predictions 13:15-25:40

Millennial Musings Generation X: The Time is Now? 25:44-37:12

Political Parrots: Iowa Caucus Fallout and New Hampshire 37:14-53:10

Outro/Where to Find Us 53:12-55:25

Jan 31, 2016

Just in time for the first contest of the presidential primaries, Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast is back with special guest Justin Norris to discuss the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary. 

Everyone's on deck to share their favorite Iowa pop culture contributions, struggle through an Iowacentric sports segment, and discuss whether millennials are actually going to vote during the upcoming elections. In addition, Pat leads an exciting "Know Your Caucus Contender" contest that reminds us why we should have payed more attention in civics class. In addition, we manage to offend an entire generation of people and both major political parties. 

Will this week finally be the week the censors shut us down? Tune in to find out! 

Intro 0:00-3:45

Pop Goes the Culture: Iowa Favorites 3:46-12:45

Sports Round Up: Iowa Edition 12:50-19:45

Millennial Musings: Will Millennials Vote? 19:51-32:40

Political Parrots: It’s Caucus Time 32:45-1:08:15

Outro/Where to find us :1:08:40-1:10:38

Nov 9, 2015

A milestone is reached as the Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast crew record their 10th episode. To celebrate, they talk the latest Democratic presidential pseudo debate, Ben Carson's sorted relationship with the truth, their dream travel destinations, updated predictions for the Minnesota Vikings  and a bunch of other stuff that's sure to mildly pique your interest. 

The only question is, will Bill make his triumphant return? Spoiler Alert: Nope. 

Intro 0:00-2:15

Millennial Musings 2:17-8:30

Political Parrots: Boring Debates, Carsongate, and the Bush Legacy 8:34-29:25

Pop Goes the Culture: Where Do You Wanna Go? 29:40-38:20

Sports Round Up: Roller Girl Championship and Shaun Hill 38:25-53:15

News From the Front: Alcohol Treatment in Detroit Lakes 53:25-57:30

Sign Off and Outro 57:31-59:29


Nov 3, 2015

We're back with another exciting episode! Bill is replaced this week by regular scab Carson Starkey, as the Agreeing Loudly crew share their thoughts on the latest Republican presidential debate, the recent federal budget deal, Pat's most anticipated movies and the latest in Minnesota sports.

Also, Troy and Carson decry the state of the federal budget making process and declare war on any financial institution with the gall to call their cell phones and demand they pay their student loans. 

Will the combined pessimism of Troy and Carson carry the show to the dark side or will Jered's blind optimism and Pat's moderate tone keep the show afloat one more week? Tune in to find out!

Intro and Show Preview 1:00-2:47

Political Parrots: Student Loan Nonsense 2:50-28:40

Millennial Musings 28:45-38:00

Pop Goes the Culture: Pat's Movie Mayhem 38:30-52:00

News From the Front: Elitist Homeless in Bemidji 1:08:20-1:14:49

Sign Off 1:15:00-1:16:31


Oct 26, 2015

This week your host with the most, Jered "pumpkin carver" Weber returns from his week hiatus to help bring a little more optimism to the podcast. Bill, Pat and Troy celebrate by voting on the long awaited Rick Perry Memorial Bracket Final Four, sharing their thoughts about the final Star Wars trailer, and discussing an up-and-down week in Minnesota sports.

Also, Troy begins his campaign to make Jered the next official radio announcer for the Minnesota Vikings. Will he succeed? Find out by listening to this week's episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast.

1:00-10:30 Intros and Millennial Musings

27:52-40:47 The Rick Perry Memorial Bracket Final Four

40:48-54:54 Pop Goes the Culture: Star Wars Trailer Nerdery

55:00-1:01:30 The Historic Nature of Small Town America/The Longest Sign Off Ever 

Oct 20, 2015

The Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast crew is back ... well at least half of them. This week Pat and Troy take the reigns and bring special guest Carson along for the ride. This week the trio debates baby-boomers as mentors, get Carson's take on the Rick Perry Memorial Bracket, and start speculating on 2020 Celebrity Presidential contenders. Also, Troy has his Garrison Keillor moment during News from the Front.

Oct 12, 2015

The Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast crew is back with another exciting episode. This week Bill, Jered, Pat, and Troy debate the merits of public funding for stadiums, talk the usual Minnesota sports mayhem, and finally take a few moments to talk about the excellence that is Star Wars. 

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