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Jess Phoenix Is Not Pierce Brosnan

Jess Phoenix may not be Pierce Brosnan, but she doesn’t mind the comparison. The vulcanologist is running for Congress in CA-25 as a Democrat and is seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Steve Knight using science as her primary weapon.



Jess Phoenix is Not Pierce Brosnan

Jess Phoenix is not Pierce Brosnan. But she doesn’t mind if you make the comparison. Phoenix, a candidate for Congress out of California’s 25th congressional district, relished the idea during an interview for an all-new episode of the Bros4America podcast. Pierce Brosnan, most famous for his rendition of James Bond in the 007 franchise in the 1990s, also starred as a vulcanologist that saves the day in the 1997 volcano eruption thriller Dante’s Peak.

Twenty years after the fictional Dante’s Peak erupted on the big screens, another threat is looming. As the Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii’s big island to massive destruction, the destructive force of misinformation and fact-averse government is quite literally melting down our democracy.

Enter Jess Phoenix, the 35-year-old vulcanologist turned unlikely congressional candidate running as a Democrat to unseat GOP incumbent Steve Knight in California’s 25th congressional district. Phoenix joined co-hosts Alex Mohajer and Daniel Fusselman for a lively chat on the latest episode of the Bros4America podcast, and expressed heart-sickness at the recent eruption in Hollywood, but recognized the fight for our democracy was even more urgent and perilous.

Phoenix didn’t hold back in her criticisms of Steve Knight, a widely reviled Republican who has been allowed to remain in Congress because his deeply conservative district has never mounted a meaningful challenge to his candidacy. That’s all about to change.

Phoenix is running a true grassroots campaign. Listeners who wish to support her can visit to find out more.

#Shithole of the Week

After a lively hot topics segment, this week the Bros had the following picks for their #ShitholeoftheWeek nominees. Vote now! Do you agree with their choices, or did the miss someone particularly loathsome this week? Let us know by voting and leaving us a comment!


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Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial up-and-coming political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the first journalist in America to openly impugn the presidency of Donald Trump in a major publication. Mohajer is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, the Hugh Hewitt Show, and more. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: