Episode 3

Recorded October 20, 2016 in the Truth Bar

A Republican activist, a Democratic State Senator, a leftist political cartoonist and a right-wing PR guy walk into a bar…

But no BS is allowed.

Bartender: Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-Chief of Minnesota Business Magazine

Sidekick: John Sweeney – owner of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater


  • Brian McClung – Founding partner of the PR and public affairs firm MZA+Co. Previously a TV news reporter, campaign manager, spokesperson, presidential campaign consultant and public relations executive.
  • Sarah Janecek – Political writer, campaign adviser, Republican activist and lobbyist.
  • Melisa Franzen – Minnesota State Senator, Co-Founder and President of NewPublica, a public relations and strategic communications firm.
  • Kirk Anderson – Animator, graphic designer, illustrator, and political cartoonist.

Music by Bill Lang

Special thank you to our sponsors:
Lift Bridge Brewing Co.
Surdyk’s Liquor & Cheese Shop
Minnesota Business Magazine
KC Truth

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Pictures from the recording