In Welcome to The Midside, we witness the farce in politics and pop culture that discourages you from being you.

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Justin M. Lesniewski


Justin is a writer, tutor, and aspiring television showrunner who brings a tongue-in-cheek wit, incisive perspective, and intense passion to the show. In each episode he delivers an opening thought and recounts his experiences as The Hopeful Romantic. As a born and raised Masshole, he’s an avid fan of the New England Patriots who strives to connect each and every topic to the greatness of Tom Brady and/or Bill Belichick.

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Daniel T. Richards


Daniel T. Richards is a digital strategist, rhetorician, and folder of paper cranes. He was born in rural Illinois, lives in DC, but his heart belongs to Texas.

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James Elias


James is a Math tutor and philosopher of mathematics from the Hills of White Privilege in California. In each episode he asks abstract questions to better understand the deeper issues that propel our journey. As a cisgender straight white male, he frequently attempts to ruin the show by explaining why jokes are funny.

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Woke or Joke Historical Results

Episode Match
 The Transploitation Edition  Justin 3 vs. James 2 (OT)
 The Say Yes Edition  James 4 vs. Justin 3 vs. Stewart Wade 2 (OT)
 The Manchester Divided Edition  Don Watkins 3 vs. James 2 vs. Justin 1
The Respecting Authority Edition  Justin 2 vs. James 1 (OT)
The Unsustainable Whiteness Edition  Justin 2 vs. James 1 vs. Daniel 1 (OT)
The Men’s Engagement Edition  Justin 2 vs. James 1 vs. Daniel 1 (OT)

Trailer Takedown Log

Trailer Daniel James Justin
Colossal Hug Hug Tackle
Cars 3 Hug Hug Hug
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Hug Hug Hug
Marvel’s The Defenders Hug Tackle Tackle
The Big Sick Hug Hug Hug
The Dark Tower Hug Hug Hug
Woodshock NA Tackle Tackle
War Machine Tackle Hug Tackle
Blade Runner 2049 Tackle Hug Tackle
young Sheldon Hug Hug Tackle
The Orville Tackle Hug Hug
Star Trek: Discovery Tackle Hug Hug
Wonder Hug Tackle Tackle
The Crossing Tackle Tackle Hug
The Good Doctor Tackle Tackle Hug
Rough Night Tackle Tackle Tackle
The Hitman’s Bodyguard Hug Hug Hug
Murder on the Orient Express Tackle Hug Tackle
Kidnap Tackle Tackle Tackle
American Made Tackle Hug Tackle
First Kill Tackle Hug Hug
Coco Hug Hug Hug
Nobody Speak NA Hug/Tackle Hug
Happy Death Day NA Tackle Tackle
Flatliners NA Hug Tackle
Goodbye Christopher Robin NA Tackle Tackle
Midnighters Tackle Tackle Tackle
The Only Living Boy in New York Tackle Tackle Tackle
Marshall Tackle Tackle Tackle
The Emoji Movie Tackle Tackle Tackle
Goon: Last of the Enforcers Tackle Hug Hug
Darkest Hour Hug Hug Hug
DuckTales D23 Sneak Peek Hug Hug Hug
A Wrinkle in Time Tackle Tackle Tackle
The Disaster Artist Tackle Tackle Hug
The Shape of Water Tackle Tackle Tackle
The Star Tackle Tackle Tackle
Brad’s Status Tackle Tackle Tackle
Marjorie Prime Tackle Hug Hug
Suburbicon Tackle Tackle Tackle

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