T&Z Talk With Trupiano and Zombeck

T&Z Talk is what happens when a seasoned, veteran radio host and a featured Huffington Post blogger get together and talk about the world. It's news from the day, the day before, and opinion. Lot's of opinion. But above all, it's informative and entertaining. TandZ Talk, discussing national politics, social issues, and general conversation about things we find interesting. Tony Trupiano and Richard Zombeck, two strong Progressive voices for social, economic, and political change in America.
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T&Z Talk is what happens when a seasoned, veteran radio host and a featured Huffington Post blogger get together and talk.

May 26, 2016

Trump: That's right, he won it. He got all the delegate votes he needed. Now what? Well, now we get to hear him prattle on about Pocahontas, Crazy Bernie and Crooked Hillary.

Trump again: His campaign manager has started letting us know that Trump will pick a VP who can do the more presidenty stuff and that Donald will act more like a chairman of the board.

Seth Myers: A little of Seth Meyers from the 2015 Corespondent's Dinner in which he took some well deserved swipes at the Donald, who sat head in hand.

Bernie in California: Bernie has a new ad and we played it. Let's see what happens with that, shall we.

May 25, 2016

Big Banks: Remember the LIBOR? If you do you'll remember what the banks got away with? As it happens they're back in court and it could take them down.

Elizabeth Warren: Trump pulls out the ole Pocahontas BS and Warren goes after him like a pit bull.

The media: The media, including FOX might finally be calling Trump out on his "tawdry" attacks on Hillary.

May 24, 2016
Working for free and for

Today's show was a little odd as Tony and I started with the intent of going through the usual news of the day and the day before, but we ended up talking about the state of the gig economy and how we're effected by it. Both working menial jobs and trying to make ends meet.

With Tony working a kitchen and Zombeck writing articles, at times for free. The fact that the UK editor for Huffington Post, Stephen Hull, piped up recently about not paying bloggers didn't help much either. Here's what he had to say when asked about not paying writers:

"If I was paying someone to write something because I want it to get advertising, that’s not a real authentic way of presenting copy. When somebody writes something for us, we know it’s real, we know they want to write it. It’s not been forced or paid for. I think that’s something to be proud of.”

Good stuff, right? Unless you're the poor idiot doing the writing.

So, we decided to get a little better about begging for money and promoting ourselves, which is unfortunately not something we're good at.

The conversation then went quickly to Trump and that's when Tony had some technical difficulties and we had to cut the show a little short. We cleaned it up the best we could in post, so enjoy the hell out of out and enjoy the two cartoons below.

May 23, 2016

Hillary: Is Bernie helping Donald Trump? Clinton talks to Chuck Todd

Bernie: Is Bernie helping Donald Trump? It's a theme and Bernie talks to George Stephanopoulos about that and the Sanders platform that he will be pushing for.

Jon Oliver: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver took on the Primaries and Caucuses over the weekend and as usual, they take a complex issue and break it down.

May 18, 2016

Nevada: What exactly happened in Nevada and what is the Bernie Sanders campaign up to?

Zombeck’s dryer: That’s right. We spent some time talking about Richard’s dryer and how he fixed it.

Megyn and Donald: looks like Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump have made up. At least that’s what it looks like. It really looks like that.

Republican economics: the GOP is on the fast track to rewrite history and who was responsible for economic downturns and upswings. Take a guess at who they think was responsible for the upturns.

May 13, 2016

Sucking Up: The GOP including Paul Ryan and Lindsay Graham both show signs of sucking up to Trump. Graham had started to become one our favorite republicans - that's long gone.

Elizabeth Warren: Trump doesn't know what he's in for with the senator from Massachusetts. She may soft and sweet and outside, but get her mad and you'll see a different side.

The Butler did it: Trump's butler, who is not only an Alfred look a like has some insane Facebook posts and some really nasty things to say in an interview with NBC.

May 12, 2016

Pain Meds: Well known over the counter meds are causing a lack of empathy.

The Newsroom: Jeff Daniels, who played Will McAvoy acts out the most famous scene from the Newsroom for Bloomberg TV.

Rubio: Little Marco seems to be having an issue sticking to his original assessment of Trump.

Donald's Taxes: Trump still won't release his taxes and his excuses are lame.

May 11, 2016
The FCC vs Comcast, Elizabeth Warren vs Trump, and Trump vs the GOP

The Daily Show: The latest Trump skit that's so funny the corespondents wet their pants.

Trump is an A**hole: John McCain's former aide has some choice words for Donald Trump.

Scott Brown: Back from the shadows of irrelevancy, the sore loser and former one term senator shows up on a podcast to take one more swipe at Elizabeth Warren. He even goes so far as to insinuate she may be drunk tweeting.

How much does the GOP hate Trump: 10 prominent political figures slam The Donald in a mashup.

May 10, 2016

CNN hurt by Obama: Following a trashing at the correspondents dinner, CNN asks if Obama likes them.

Jon Stewart: Stewart comes out of retirement to talk to David Axelrod and trash Trump, republicans and the democratic party.

Sarah Palin: Ever present Sarah Palin has to get her two sense about Paul Ryan and Trump and for once shows some self awareness in admitting that she would be a lousy pick for VP.

May 6, 2016

Rolling Stones: The Stones took issue with Trump using their music at his rallies. It remains to be seen who else will voice their opposition. Why do you never hear musicians complaining when democrats use their music?

Paul Ryan: One of many republicans who has announced that they will not be supporting Trump. Some have endorsed, some will support but not endorse, and others, like Ryan, just aren't there yet. Our favorite goober, Louie Gohmert, wants Trump to apologize to Ted Cruz. We'll be holding our breath.

Rob Reiner: In an appearance on Morning Joe, Reiner made the observation many think but can't seem to say out loud: Trump supporters are racists. Not all of them. Just most of them and all it takes is most of them.

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May 5, 2016

Anti-Trump Ads: Clinton has some new ads out bashing Trump and she’s using Republicans and Trump himself to do it. It’s low hanging fruit but effective.

Kasich Out: John Kasich is out of the race leaving the filed wide open for Trump to run all out against Hillary. A teary farewell from Kasich was inevitable.

Obama and Flint: Obama visited Flint Michigan and spoke to residents shortly after the Governor was booed during his three-minute speech. In his address to the Flint community, Obama addressed the issue of the GOP wanting to shrink the government and that what happened in Flint was a direct result of GOP efforts to do that.

May 4, 2016

This is our inaugural run of a podcast only format since we left the live streaming behind. It?s actually seemed to make for a more relaxed show. / Ted Cruz: Lying Ted quit the race and couldn?t go gently into that good night. / Trump: We now officially have a presidential nominee who not only reads the tabloids, but uses them as reference material. / Obama Stand Up: Our favorite moments from the Correspondent?s Dinner and Obama's routine. / /