In November of 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger became the 38th Governor of California and B-Side aired this show about the weird world of politics. These are stories you won’t pick up watching Washington Week in Review. Hosted by Mia Lobel.
Simon’s: Jeff Chorney
Jeff paid a visit to find out why this dimly lit Chinese restaurant and bar is where California’s political machine goes for lubrication.
9-11 Conspiracy: Dave Gilson and Ben Temchine
A small movement of Americans are convinced that the government itself was responsible for the biggest atrocity in US history.
Cousin Mary: Jason Grunebaum
Jason’s cousin ran for Governor of California…as the porn star candidate.
Plastic President: Dave Gilson
Dave Gilson recently went into the studio and produced this encounter with the preprogrammed talking George W. Bush Talking Action Figure.
Communist/Anarchist Soccer: Erika Kelly
There’s a cliché, “politics makes strange bedfellows.” Erika found out that politics can sometimes make strange sporting events.
B-side host Mia Lobel gets an early introduction to politics in 1986 after winning a “What the Constitution Means to Me” national essay contest. She is seen here with Reagan’s Secretary of Education, William Bennett.