Episode 3: Hyper-Partisanship and the Old Klingon Proverb

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Posted at 7:28 PM

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Tim and Jason zip through segments on the current Washington debate over infrastructure (with a visit to plans around space exploration, no less), the case for vaccination versus going “No-Vax,” the dangers of hyper-partisanship and the value of laughter.

Show Notes

Infrastructure Packages

The Zippy crew chats about the two competing infrastructure bills before Congress and the need to hear out the “other side” as we consider them. We also look at the lack of space exploration plans in those bills.

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To Vax or Not to Vax

We discuss Tim’s recent piece “Find Out if No-Vax Right for You” as a way to consider the debate around COVID vaccines, their safety and their benefits.


Tim and Jason discuss a Twitter thread from the American Solidarity Party as a basis to consider today’s hyper-partisanship and what a Christian approach to political debates should look like.

Comics and Laughter

Jason brings up two classic comic strips, Healthcliff and Pearls Before Swine, to get us thinking about the need for laughter and how laughter can help diffuse the contentiousness of the political debates we looked at earlier.

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Zippy the Wonder Snail is a podcast zipping through the news and culture that impacts you, co-hosted by Timothy R. Butler and Jason Kettinger.

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