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I Hate Politics Podcast

Apr 30, 2021

Sunil Dasgupta talks to Gaithersburg Mayor and Book Festival Founder Jud Ashman about suburban Washington's only--and publicly-supported--book event which starts May 1 and a deep dive into the controversy over the design for a proposed 88-ft mural on the Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission's...


Apr 23, 2021

Sunil Dasgupta talks to Maryland State House Delegate Gabriel Acevero, one of the leaders of the police reform and accountability movement, about new public safety legislation passed by the state that creates a new standard for use of force and brings transparency to investigations on officer misconduct. Student voices...


Apr 16, 2021

Earth Day 2021 episode. Sunil Dasgupta talks to Montgomery County, MD, Council Member Hans Riemer about the failure of his proposal to change zoning rules to allow ground-based solar panels in the protected agricultural reserve. Andrew Saundry talks with Will Roberts about the eviction crisis. Music from...


Apr 9, 2021

In this episode, Sunil Dasgupta talks with urban planner, blogger, and community activist Dan Reed about the role, evolution, and character of neighborhood associations, HOAs, and PTAs. In the Upcounty Report, Andrew Saundry offers placemaking as a way for greater social solidarity in the burgeoning northern part...


Apr 2, 2021

Sunil Dasgupta talks with Lori Morrow, of the Maryland State Board of Education, about a particularly tough year for education including on the question of closing and reopening schools. The discussion turns to reveal blurry lines of accountability that makes it hard to determine who is ultimately responsible for...