The Get More Smarter Show

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Welcome to the home of The Get More Smarter Show, the (probably) world famous online talk show dedicated to making you smarter about Colorado politics.

Watch the most recent episode of The Get More Smarter Show below:

July 9, 2017

Today on the Get More Smarter Show: your hosts Jason Bane and Alan Franklin talk health care politics and the 2018 electoral landscape. Then stay tuned for an in-depth interview with Rep. Alec Garnett of Denver, who helped close some of the biggest deals of the 2017 Colorado legislative session! Rep. Garnett and Jason talk construction defects, school finance, and life as the tallest guy in Colorado politics.

To skip directly to Rep. Garnett’s interview, jump ahead to 13:47.

CLICK HERE for the July 9, 2017 episode.

April 21, 2017

Today on the Get More Smarter Show: your hosts Jason Bane and Alan Franklin talk through the latest in Colorado political news, the governor’s race, and 7 seconds on Brexit! Then stay tuned for a must-watch interview with Rep. Diana DeGette of Denver, the senior member of Colorado’s congressional delegation.

To jump directly to our interview with Congresswoman Diana DeGette, start at 14:02.

CLICK HERE for the April 21, 2017 episode.

March 21, 2017

Today on the Get More Smarter Show: your hosts Jason Bane and Alan Franklin talk through the latest in Colorado politics, followed by a detailed interview with Ernest Luning of the Colorado Statesman on the state of the legislature. Welcome back to Ernest, the first-ever repeat guest on the Get More Smarter Show!

CLICK HERE for the March 21, 2017 episode.

February 14, 2017

This Valentine’s Day on the Get More Smarter Show: take a deep dive into the record of Neil Gorsuch, the Colorado federal judge nomination by President Trump to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court! Jason Bane talks with Luis Toro, executive director of Colorado Ethics Watch.

CLICK HERE for the February 14, 2017 episode.

January 24, 2017

Today on the Get More Smarter Show: having survived 2016, your hosts Jason Bane and Alan Franklin talk about Colorado Republicans and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act a.k.a. “Obamacare,” the 2018 Colorado gubernatorial race, the 2017 legislative session, and more!

CLICK HERE for the January 24, 2017 episode.

November 16, 2016

 

This week on Get More Smarter: Jason Bane and Alan Franklin recap the 2016 elections in Colorado, with particular attention to all the things they (and almost everybody else) got wrong. We got some important stuff wrong. Mea culpa. At least we’re honest.

CLICK HERE for the November 16, 2016 episode.

October 31, 2016

 

This Halloween on Get More Smarter: Jason Bane and Alan Franklin make their final predictions and observations ahead of the 2016 general elections! Make sure to come back in a week and tell them what they got wrong. From Donald Trump to Amendment 71, it’s the last political show you’ll ever want to watch. At least until next week.

CLICK HERE for the October 31, 2016 episode.

October 26, 2016

 

Today on the Get More Smarter Show: Jason Bane talks elections with Sen. Andy Kerr, a Lakewood Democrat who’s lucky enough to not be up for election this year! Join us as Sen. Kerr talks about his election experiences, politics in bellwether Jefferson County, and a look ahead at 2018.

CLICK HERE for the October 26, 2016 episode.

September 23, 2016

This week on Get More Smarter: Jason Bane and Alan Franklin give a rundown on the state of play in Colorado with elections only a few weeks away: Donald Trump, congressional races, and the battle for the Colorado legislature.

CLICK HERE for the September 23, 2016 episode.

September 2, 2016

This week on Get More Smarter: Jason Bane and Alan Franklin talk about Donald Trump’s immigration speech, Sen. Laura Woods and the “anti-vaxxer” movement, Mike Coffman, Darryl Glenn, and more! Then stay tuned for a great interview with the Democratic candidate in one of the state’s most important House races: Jeff Bridges running in House District 3.

To jump directly to the Bridges interview, skip ahead to 7:55.

CLICK HERE for the September 2, 2016 episode.

August 25, 2016

This week on Get More Smarter: Jason Bane and Alan Franklin give a pre-election update on the state of play in Colorado. Then, stay tuned for a great interview with Congressman Jared Polis! Jason talks to Rep. Polis about his election, life in Congress, video games, fracking, and Jared’s GQ makeover.

CLICK HERE for the August 25, 2016 episode.

August 19, 2016

This week on Get More Smarter: your hosts take a brief break from the usual commentary to bring you an extended interview with Congressman Ed Perlmutter! Sit back and relax as Rep. Perlmutter talks space exploration, life in Congress, politics in Jefferson County, a variety of issues he’s working on like marijuana and student debt–and this year’s historic presidential election.

CLICK HERE for the August 19, 2016 episode.

August 4, 2016

This week on Get More Smarter: Jason Bane and Alan Franklin talk Tea Party, Trump, Darryl Glenn, and more! Then stay tuned for an insightful interview with Sen. Morgan Carroll, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Colorado’s swing CD-6.

CLICK HERE for the August 4, 2916 episode.

July 4, 2016

This week on Get More Smarter: Jason Bane and Alan Franklin recap the 2016 primary election and talk Darryl Glenn’s prospects, Jon Keyser’s implosion, the biggest surprises, and Donald Trump! Special extra content: 7 Seconds On Brexit.

CLICK HERE for the July 4, 2016 episode.

June 23, 2016

With the Primary Election just around the corner, we preview some of the more interesting matchups to watch. Our guest this week is Ernest Luning of the Colorado Statesman.

CLICK HERE for June 23, 2016 episode.

June 16, 2016

Jason and Alan discuss Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders; weird happenings in local Primary races; and the debut of two new segments, “The Beauprez Scale of Political Weirdness” and “Up or Down.”

CLICK HERE for June 16, 2016 episode.

June 9, 2016

Ian Silverii is our guest today. Silverii is the Executive Director at ProgressNow Colorado and former Chief of Staff to House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst; check out the interview for a deep dive into some of the more noteworthy State House Primaries on the ballot this year.

CLICK HERE for June 9, 2016 episode.

May 26, 2016

The debut episode of The Get More Smarter Show, featuring an extensive interview with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

CLICK HERE for May 26, 2016 episode.

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