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#1312 How Trump managed to make the Middle East more chaotic
Oct 18 • 78 min
Today we take a look at the recent developments between Turkey and Syria and the role Trump played in allowing Turkey to effectively invade Syria and extend its border.
#1311 Our Culture and Our Economy are Making Us Depressed
Oct 15 • 84 min
Air Date: 10/15/2019 Today we take a look at the literally depressing truth about our economy, our work and the culture that surrounds it. We work too hard to be perfect, we don’t get enough time off, many of us don’t have enough control over the work…
#1310 At Long Last (Trump Impeachment)
Oct 4 • 81 min
Today we take a look at this whole impeachment kerfuffle I’ve been hearing about.
#1309 Facing Our Existential Dread Head On (Trump and Climate Anxiety)
Oct 1 • 82 min
Today we take an unflinching look at two of the major sources of anxiety in modern life, Donald Trump and the climate crisis, and some of what we can do to find a degree of calm.
#1308 Understanding America by Understanding 9/11
Sep 27 • 85 min
Today we take a look at the legacy of 9/11; the war on terror, the PATRIOT Act, our collective PTSD and our desperate clinging to American Exceptionalism™
#1307 The Melting Pot Goes to the Polls (The 2020 Electorate)
Sep 24 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the 2020 electorate. Not the election, not the candidates, the electorate - the people voting.
#1306 Kochland: How We All Became Residents of a Libertarian Fever Dream
Sep 17 • 78 min
Today we take a look at the lives and legacies of the Koch Brothers. Or, put more pointedly, we look at how two decedents of a bonafide conspiracy theorist have almost single-handedly doomed us to endure runaway climate chaos while suffering from severely…
#1305 How to Build an Empire (A History of American Expansion)
Sep 13 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the history and the process of the building of an American empire that currently spans the globe but allows as few people of color to vote as possible.
#1304 The Coming Recession and How Progressives Can Prepare For It
Sep 10 • 74 min
Today we take a look at the economic indicators portending a recession, the global impacts of Trump’s trade war with China and then look ahead to what policies progressives should be ready to implement when the next inevitable recession eventually hits.
Sponsored: Brave New Words, a podcast about how creating new narratives produce progressive wins
Sep 9 • 6 min
Brave New Words is a new podcast about the power of changing the narrative of the political arguments we have, using those new narratives to drive major progressive wins around the world and create real change.
#1303 Election Systems are Not to Be Trusted, They are to Be Verifiable
Sep 6 • 86 min
Today we take a look at the fact that our election system is designed to fail in ways that undermine the legitimacy of our elections and, by extension, our entire democracy.
#1302 Protecting the Amazon Rainforest from a Fascist
Sep 3 • 81 min
Today we take a look at the attacks on the Amazon rainforest and its inhabitants by the fascist government of Brazil and the protests and worldwide boycotts springing up in response
#1301 Building a Livable and Just World in a Time of Climate Chaos
Aug 30 • 80 min
Today we take a look at the strategies being developed to mitigate and adapt to climate chaos while centering social justice in our planning
#1300 Progressive prosecutors are repairing our injustice system from the ground up
Aug 27 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the movement to elect progressives to the position of chief prosecutors in cities across the country in an effort to curb mass incarceration and bring a real understanding of justice back to our justice system
#1299 The Democratic Divide, Disagreeing AND Being Disagreeable
Aug 23 • 82 min
Today we take a look at the lengths the Democratic leadership will go in an attempt to silence the emerging progressive movement within their ranks and how all of this is self-defeating if one actually cares about general Democratic principles rather than…
#1298 Standing up Against Cowardly Fear, Fragility and Mass Murder (Gun Responsibility)
Aug 20 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the El Paso and Dayton shootings by connecting the dots between white supremacy, misogyny, privilege and power
#1297 Corporate Media is Designed to Ruin Political Discourse in America
Aug 16 • 80 min
Today we take a look at just a few of the ways that it is in the nature of corporate media to ruin political discourse by dismissing progressive perspectives and preferring hype and controversy over substance
#1296 Decolonizing the Puerto Rican Mind
Aug 12 • 90 min
Today we take a look at the recent rebellion in Puerto Rico that unseated the governor as well as plenty of the context of what led us to this point
#1295 How Fascism Uses White Supremacy to Delegitimize Non-Whites and Enrich the Wealthy
Aug 6 • 77 min
Air Date: 8/06/2019 Today we take a look at the racist attacks by Trump and his supporters against “The Squad” and how those attacks are in line with a long tradition of working to delegitimize and silence the perspectives of non-whites in America Be…
#1294 Journalism is Under Attack in America Like Never Before
Aug 2 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the ways that Trump and his administration are systematically chipping away at the concept of a free press, a hallmark tactic of authoritarian governments everywhere
#1293 Debating Democratic Socialism and How to Get There
Jul 30 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the ongoing debate about socialism between socialists and non-socialists alike, including discussion of tactical strategies on where to set our goals and how to get from here to there
#1290 The World is Rising in Rebellion Against Climate Inaction (Audio Fixed)
Jul 30 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the widespread movements gaining steam around the world using disruption of business as usual as a tactic to protest insufficient governmental action on climate change
Bonus: Bernie Sanders Speech on Democratic Socialism
Jul 30 • 47 min
In preparation for our next regular episode on the topic of socialism in America and Bernie Sanders’ role in bringing the debate to the center of the Democratic primary campaign, I wanted to make available Sanders’ full speech from George Washington…
#1292 A Republic, If We Can Keep It (Unrigging Gerrymandering)
Jul 26 • 75 min
Today we take a look at the fight for free and fair elections in which voters choose their representatives rather than the politicians getting to select their voters to keep themselves in power indefinitely regardless of the will of the people.
#1291 The Life and Death Politics of Health Care
Jul 23 • 80 min
Today we take a look at the fight for Medicare for All through the lens of the Democratic Primary elections.
#1186 Confronting the Legacy of the Confederacy (Repost)
Jul 19 • 78 min
Today we take a look at the legacy of the Confederacy, the monuments and white supremacy it left behind and the racial terror institutionalized in America based on upholding its values
#1289 How to Build a War from Scratch (Iran)
Jul 12 • 80 min
Today we take a look at the well-planned and completely predictable build-up to war with Iran from the Republican neocons and theocrats who’ve wanted this war for decades
#1288 #DontLookAway from US Concentration Camps for Asylum Seekers
Jul 10 • 85 min
Today we take a look at the history, legality, conditions and consequences of US concentrations camps erected to house asylum seekers fleeing from unspeakable violence only to land in the hands of Trump’s intentionally torturous immigration detention…
#1287 Mitch McConnell is the Forking Worst
Jul 5 • 79 min
Today we take an unflinching look at Mitch McConnell and what a bad, bad man he is for basically all of the reasons.
#1286 The Rise of Christian Nationalism
Jul 2 • 81 min
Today we take a look at the ways in which Christians are being rallied to see themselves as the true victimized minority in America, a key component to stoking right-wing nationalism
#1285 Naked Capitalism has a Fig Leaf
Jun 28 • 77 min
Today we take a look at the ways that extreme inequality and many of the worst instincts and repercussions of capitalism are being upheld and perpetuated by our culture of philanthropy. It turns out that what we see as the rich giving back is really more…
#1284 How progressive philanthropy strangles progress
Jun 25 • 83 min
Today we take a look at the surprisingly varied ways that progressive, well-meaning, do-gooding philanthropists have consistently held back the social movements they are attempting to help and have strangled attempts to implement truly egalitarian…
#1283 Native (Mis)Representation (Native Peoples Series Part 5)
Jun 21 • 83 min
Today we take a look at the ways that Native Peoples are represented in white society and pop culture, how some are working to take back their own narratives and some insight into the profound affects, both positive and negative, of how peoples are…
#1282 Marginalized groups within marginalized groups (LGBTQ)
Jun 18 • 80 min
Today we take a look at the violence being inflicted upon the LGB and particularly T community as well as the history of our societies erasure of trans people who have been around for thousands of years
#1281 The Politics and Principle of Reparations
Jun 14 • 76 min
Today we take a look at the renewed call for reparations for slavery, Jim Crow and beyond that is infusing the 2020 Democratic primary campaign as well as the history of the campaign for reparations
#1280 Modern Monetary Theory: We already use it, now we need to understand it
Jun 11 • 78 min
Today we take a look at Modern Monetary Theory and the neoclassical economics it is looking to replace. It’s very important to understand the logistical and political mechanisms by which money for progressive policy priorities would be appropriated by…
#1279 Understanding the growing movement for impeachment
Jun 7 • 68 min
Today we take a look at the arguments for and against impeaching Donald Trump in the House of Representatives and sending an indictment over to the Senate where the trial would be held
#1278 What the Mueller Report says and does not say
Jun 4 • 76 min
Today we take a look at the long-awaited Mueller Report and see what conclusions can be drawn from it.
#1277 We have entered a new stage of attacks on abortion
May 31 • 80 min
Today we take a look at the renewed energy in the anti-choice movement in the wake of the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. We have entered a new phase, having transitioned from the “chipping away” phase to the “full frontal assault”…
#1276 Our built environment shapes society and vice versa (Urban Development)
May 28 • 77 min
Today we take a look at the ways that how we design and fund our towns, cities and housing impacts the quality of life for everyone in society
#1275 So, Marxism. What is that all about?
May 24 • 77 min
Today we take a look at the much-maligned, rarely-understood field of economic and social study known as Marxism
#1274 From White Supremacy to the White Power Movement
May 21 • 80 min
Today we take a look at the recent trend of White Nationalist and White Power-related violence, the history of where it’s coming from and why the US government does next to nothing to combat it.
#1273 Death of the Old, Birth of the New (Global Authoritarianism)
May 17 • 78 min
Today we take a look at the socially and politically existential threat of our time - the fight against encroaching authoritarianism in the US and around the world.
#1272 The disaster of election capitalism (Election Security)
May 14 • 74 min
Today we take a look at the disastrous system of hackable, unverifiable and expensive electronic voting machines that were our solution to the hanging-chad fiasco of the Florida 2000 presidential election.
#1271 The moderates are coming! (Beto, Biden and Buttigieg)
May 10 • 81 min
Today we take a look at the three moderate white guys sending a shiver up the collective legs of the members of the Democratic Party establishment and the mainstream media
#1270 Surveillance Capitalism is threatening democracy itself
May 7 • 73 min
Today we take a look at the impacts, from personal to global, of the paradigm of companies profiting off of surveillance of their users, otherwise known as surveillance capitalism.
#1269 Following the thread of the global Great Transition
May 3 • 85 min
Today we take a look at several topics that, at first glance, may seem to be unrelated but that I think are all tied together with a thread that runs through all of them and points the way toward The Great Transition we are currently in the middle of.
#1268 Are they really taking our jobs? (The Economics of Immigration)
Apr 30 • 69 min
Today we take a look at just the economic side of immigration including the effects from low-skilled immigrants and high-skilled immigrants and then look at an alternative vision for how we should debate the issue from the left
Bonus Edition: From Brexit to Standing Rock
Apr 26 • 46 min
Today I have a double-bonus show for you with additional clips on Brexit and Native Peoples
#1267 Fighting for the soul of the Democratic Party (Progressives vs the Establishment)
Apr 23 • 77 min
Today we take a look at the current state of the Democratic Party in the wake of the 2018 elections that swept in a new class of Super-Progressives who are now locking horns with the more establishment and conservative leadership of the party as they all…
#1266 Writing human bias into the code that runs our lives (Algorithms)
Apr 19 • 77 min
Today we take a look at the racism, sexism and classism that is permeating the algorithmic systems that are directing more and more of our online and offline lives
#1265 Moving beyond tragedy by surviving and adapting (Native Peoples)
Apr 16 • 74 min
Today we take a look at just a few of the aspects of modern life for Native Peoples that we can see as stemming from the racism and colonialism that has been endemic in post-contact America. This episode is fourth in an ongoing series focusing on Native…
#1264 Protesting neoliberalism the only way they could think to (Brexit)
Apr 12 • 91 min
Today we take a look at everything there is to know about Brexit, Lexit, Remain and Reform, the Irish question, The Troubles, the neoliberalism of the EU and the senses of local and national identity in an age of globalism
#1263 Worker protections help (almost) everyone (Labor Rights)
Apr 9 • 87 min
Today we take a look at the overwhelming benefits to society of labor, health and safety regulations and how they only people who don’t come out ahead are those who have to pay for them
#1262 Waiting for the Roe to drop (Reproductive Justice)
Apr 5 • 80 min
Today we take a look at the current state of abortion rights - Hint: They’re already in tatters - and speculate about what’s to come as Roe vs Wade faces relentless chipping away and the possibility of full repeal.
#1261 Profitable Extremism (How Social Media Propagates Hate)
Apr 2 • 71 min
Today we take a look at the so-called “Algorithms of Oppression.” Not that they’re made to be that way on purpose but that it is a natural outcome of a profit-based system that incentivizes people to post the most click-baity content while the system…
#1260 Gearing up for the fight for Medicare for All
Mar 29 • 92 min
Today we take a look at the history of why we don’t already have Medicare for All, just a handful of the overwhelming reasons why we need it and the fight ahead to make it a reality
#1259 The rebirth of the antitrust movement (Monopolies)
Mar 26 • 89 min
Today we take a look at the story of Amazon’s enormous growth, the history of how our anti-trust laws were neutered and how the former is making us rethink the latter
#1258 The art and science of apologies and forgiveness
Mar 22 • 80 min
Today we take a look at apologies and forgiveness, some of the building blocks for a healthy human society, at a moment in time when society is reorganizing itself in several ways at once, making it all the more necessary that we refresh ourselves on the…
#1257 Debunking the reactionary intellectuals of the dark web
Mar 19 • 83 min
Today we take a look at the likes of Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson as a window into the world of their followers and as an inoculation against thinking they’re people worth taking seriously just because they make sense one-third of the time.
Bonus Edition #142 The Nordic Theory of Love
Mar 15 • 30 min
Today I share an unusual clip and talk for a while about how much better Scandinavia is than the US.
#1256 A Green New Deal to build a new Common Sense
Mar 12 • 81 min
Today we take a look at the development of the Green New Deal and its impacts on economics, labor, frontline communities climate mitigation and the politics of the possible
#1255 Democratizing our presidential elections (National Popular Vote)
Mar 8 • 81 min
Today we take a look at two strategies being pursued in parallel to reform our presidential election process and make every vote for president count equally
#1254 Israeli right-wing politics has lead to some strange, fascist bedfellows
Mar 5 • 83 min
Today we take a look at how the illiberalism of the Israeli government has alienated the vast majority of democratic nations and individuals who support human rights, leaving the country with some of the most far-right, fascist, white-supremacist,…
#1253 The Joy of Tax (Comparing the US and Scandinavian Systems)
Mar 1 • 90 min
Today we take a look at the social benefits of high taxation as the US gears up for our first genuine debate on raising taxes in a long time with an eye toward the life-improving programs that money could fund.
#1252 Taking the first steps of American imperialism (Native People)
Feb 26 • 80 min
Today we take a look at the process of systematic, government-sponsored genocide against the native peoples of North America that kicked off the wealth-accumulating, territory-expanding American empire we know and love today
#1251 Candidate Spotlight: Warren and Harris
Feb 22 • 88 min
Today we take a look at two of the most popular politicians who have announced their candidacies for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris
#1158 What America refuses to remember about Martin Luther King Jr. (Repost)
Feb 19 • 68 min
Today we take a look at the legacy of Martin Luther King that some people prefer to forget and most people never learned about. In fact, it is likely his forgotten opinions that got him killed rather than his calls for racial equality.
#1250 Teachers at the forefront of a resurgent progressive labor movement
Feb 15 • 80 min
Today we take a look at recent teachers union strike in the Los Angeles school district and see it as another event in an emerging pattern of progressive uprisings that have been stirring for the last decade, fighting back against the status quo, the…
#1249 Understanding Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS)
Feb 12 • 88 min
Today we take a look at both the BDS movement and the backlash response to it resulting in firings and legislation in many states (and pending federally) to restrict employment and business opportunities from those who fail to pledge in writing to not…
#1248 There you go again. Venezuela and America’s addiction to imperialism
Feb 8 • 76 min
Today we take a look, briefly, at the last 100 years of Venezuelan history to understand how they went from oil riches and inequality to revolution and social progress only to run afoul of American imperialism
#1247 The Fight for the Four Freedoms (FDR vs. Libertarianism)
Feb 5 • 75 min
Today we take a look at the history of FDR’s “Four Freedoms” and “Economic Bill of Rights” that laid the groundwork for the fight for economic freedom for all that continues to this day.
#1246 To amend or not to amend and if so, how? (Article V Convention)
Feb 1 • 77 min
Today we take a look at the warring factions of progressive and conservatives who are all trying to amend the constitution in various ways. Some progressives want to call for a Convention of States to propose an amendment, as do some conservatives, while…
#1245 Don’t call it a shutdown
Jan 29 • 73 min
Today we take a look at the planned chaos and fever dream governing style cooked up by the radical, anti-government conservatives running the country, otherwise known as the shutdown
#1244 A Nation of (Criminalized) Immigrants
Jan 25 • 78 min
Today we take a look at the past and present of our immigration system to understand the paradigms within which the entire debate takes place
#1243 The story of Socialism in America
Jan 22 • 80 min
Today we take a look at socialism in America from our often violent response to the concept in the wake of the Russian Revolution through the recent revival in interest, driven primarily by the younger generation today
#1242 Fighting for a Green New Deal
Jan 18 • 77 min
Today we take a look at the groundwork for a Green New Deal as it’s being laid and the fight that is heating up around the policies, not just between political parties but between the separate wings (and generations) of the Democratic Party
#1241 The Price of Empire (US Foreign Policy)
Jan 15 • 73 min
Today we take a look at the history and mechanics of US empire and the military-industrial-congressional complex that gleefully perpetuates it.
#1240 The bare-knuckle fight for democracy itself
Jan 11 • 78 min
Today we take a look at the small-D anti-democratic power grabs implemented by many GOP-led legislatures during the lame-duck session with the explicit intention of subverting the will of the voters and the most significant democracy reform bill since the…
#1239 Building the future of an international progressivism
Jan 8 • 80 min
Today we take a look at the burgeoning call for progressivism to look beyond national borders to create policies, solidarity and power that spans, unified, across the world.
#1238 Bailouts, Tea Parties, Torture, Fear, Health Care and Citizens United (A Look Back at 2009)
Jan 4 • 100 min
Today we take a look back at the year 2009 in our annual 10-years-past retrospective to see what we may learn.
#562 Occupy My Heart
Jan 2 • 39 min
Today, From WCPT Radio, Playwright W. C. Turk, producer Greg Alexander and the Occupy Players we hear a presentation of Occupy My Heart: A Revolutionary Christmas Carol
#784 Christmas in black and white (War on Christmas™) (Repost)
Dec 25, 2018 • 59 min
You didn’t think the War on Christmas™ could get any more exciting but then someone decided to bring race into the mix and the whole thing blew sky high. We’ll report back as casualty numbers are confirmed.
#1237 Understanding the Yellow Vests protest
Dec 21, 2018 • 78 min
Today we take a look at the Yellow Vests protest in France to understand what they are, how they started and what implications they have for the struggle between neoliberal, fascist and progressive politics worldwide
#1236 The War on Christmas™ 2018
Dec 18, 2018 • 76 min
Today, as we do each year, we take a look at the current state of the War on Christmas™ but with more of a historical focus on how we got here
#1235 A Counterbalance to Canonization (The Political Life of George H.W. Bush)
Dec 14, 2018 • 76 min
Today we take a look critically at the life and times of George H.W. Bush
#1234 Neoliberalism and the fascism it breeds (Brazilian Election)
Dec 11, 2018 • 75 min
Today we take a look at the election of a true neofascist to be president of Brazil and some of the economic and political realities that lead us to this point
#1233 The US-backed war fueling the worlds worst humanitarian crisis
Dec 7, 2018 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the ongoing war in Yemen including its origins, multitude of players, the US supporting that is helping drive the worlds worst humanitarian crisis and what we can and should do to stop it.
#1232 Understanding our last chance to save ourselves
Dec 4, 2018 • 73 min
Today we take a look at the two major recent climate change reports that were released and some of the new energy arriving in Congress determined to be equal to the task
#1231 A new rise of hatred for an old target (Anti-Semitism)
Nov 30, 2018 • 76 min
Today we take a look at the history and present of anti-semitism in America
#1230 Thanksgiving and cultural heritage
Nov 27, 2018 • 74 min
Today we take a look at the literal and figurative bloody messes of the history of Thanksgiving and the identities of native peoples
#1155 Leisure, Desperation or a Reorientation (The Future of Work) (Repost)
Nov 23, 2018 • 56 min
Today we take a look at a few different visions of what the future holds for our labor market and some policies we should be putting in place to set the scene for the coming evolution of work
#1229 The politics of anger from the Founding Fathers to the Women’s Movement
Nov 20, 2018 • 77 min
Today we take a look at the gendered nature of anger and how the anger of women is feared as a potentially revolutionary force
#1228 Why men will be better off without the patriarchy
Nov 16, 2018 • 78 min
Today we take a look at the system of patriarchy from the perspective of how it negatively impacts men in our culture, thereby demonstrating the need for feminism to advocate for all those negatively impacted by patriarchy, regardless of gender
#1227 Stochastic Terrorism and the Bully Pulpit
Nov 13, 2018 • 72 min
Today we take a look at rising of right-wing terrorism in the US and the unmistakable link to the violent rhetoric and extreme policies of right-wing politicians
#1226 Understanding the toxic US-Saudi Arabian relationship
Nov 9, 2018 • 76 min
Today we take a look at the stunningly consistent history of the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia. A relationship born out of a need for oil and sustained for the sake of empire.
#1225 The origins of the libertarian plan to remake America
Nov 6, 2018 • 77 min
Today we take a look at the movement behind the anti-government, pro-wealthy campaign to remake America that dates back much farther than the Koch Brothers.
#1224 Fixing the underlying mechanism of our democracy (Election Integrity)
Nov 2, 2018 • 77 min
Today we take a look at some of the various ways our election system is vulnerable to tampering and hacking from within and without and how it poses a threat to our democracy by casting doubt on the system whether any tampering actually happens or not
#1223 How and why conspiracy theories infiltrate our politics
Oct 30, 2018 • 81 min
Today we take a look at the phenomenon of conspiracy theories from several different angles including psychology, political necessity and some of the conspiracies de jour.
#1222 A crisis of illegitimacy of our institutions
Oct 26, 2018 • 77 min
Today we take a look at the crumbling trust in the Supreme Court in the wake of the Kavanaugh confirmation, not to mention the undemocratic electoral college, undemocratic Senate and a whole slew of anti-democracy GOP dirty tricks that have been used to…
#1221 Strategies to take back power for the left
Oct 23, 2018 • 77 min
Today we take a look at various strategies, some institutional and some organizational, for the left to take back power and steer the country back toward small D democracy
#1220 Fighting the Dark Money Machine
Oct 19, 2018 • 78 min
Today we take a look at the Koch brothers and the movement they spawned to better understand exactly how to fight back
#1219 How the GOP became the most destructive force in the world
Oct 16, 2018 • 81 min
Today we take a look at the distant and recent history of conservatism in America and beyond and follow the steps that have led to their rejection of science at a moment in history when it has never been more critical to heed the warnings of scientists
#1218 Kavanaugh forced upon America (Supreme Court)
Oct 12, 2018 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the process and conclusion of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court and how the whole spectacle, top to bottom, was drenched in some of the worst aspects of patriarchy and toxic masculinity that our society has to…
#1217 The monopoly that ate our economy (Amazon)
Oct 9, 2018 • 72 min
Today we take a look at the monopolistic practices of Amazon with a focus on their effects on labor and wages in America
#1216 Taking a closer look at Columbus Day
Oct 5, 2018 • 70 min
Today we take a look at the rarely-told, real legacy of Christopher Columbus and some of the reverberations from his actions that can still be felt to this day
#1215 Demonizing welfare to divide and conquer
Oct 3, 2018 • 77 min
Today we take a look at the fact that welfare technically no longer exists in America except as a dog whistle term used to push an ideology that divides the majority for the enrichment of the minority.
#1214 The long history of racial voter disenfranchisement
Sep 28, 2018 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the long legacy of racially-based voter disenfranchisement from Reconstruction right up to today and the many, many forms it takes as those who strive to benefit from suppressing the vote employ an ever-evolving slate of strategies…
#1213 Ten Years On (The Financial Crisis and Disastrous Recovery)
Sep 25, 2018 • 79 min
Today we take a look at where we stand, now ten years on from the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008. Inequality has spiked, the banks are more profitable than ever and not a single banker went to jail for fraud. Now we must look ahead to how we can…
#1212 Feudalism with Dinner (Our Culture of Tipping)
Sep 21, 2018 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the economics, sexism and racism embedded in the restaurant industry, largely due to the practice of tipping.
#1211 Corporate Monopoly and Political Power
Sep 18, 2018 • 75 min
Today we take a look at the current state of the centuries-old fight against the monopolization of economic and political power and how these forces threaten the very concept of democracy.
#1210 Brett Kavanaugh and the Imperial Presidency (Supreme Court)
Sep 14, 2018 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh, his stance on several critical issues and his threat to democratic values and separation of powers in the federal government
#1209 Being part of the solution (How to argue your values)
Sep 11, 2018 • 76 min
Today we take a look at some strategies to and reasons why we need to have better political conversations
#1208 Collective power through solidarity (Unions)
Sep 7, 2018 • 81 min
Today we take a look at several of the ways that average people benefit from collective action including unionization, class action lawsuits and politically attuned investing of pooled pension funds. Plus, making the obvious case for why the Democratic…
#1207 Bleeding us to death (Health Care Costs)
Sep 4, 2018 • 72 min
Today we take a look at many of the underlying reasons that health care in America is so expensive and how those who benefit from the status quo work to keep it that way
#1206 The war on journalism, truth and democracy itself
Aug 31, 2018 • 79 min
Today we take a look at some of the tactics and ramifications of Trump’s all-out war with journalism which is his strategy to undermine the most potent force capable of opposing an administration of lies and propaganda
#1205 The multi-front war on the environment and our health
Aug 28, 2018 • 71 min
Today we take a look at just some of the many ways the Trump administration is systematically attacking the environment and our health to pave the way for increased profits for the business interests who have the administration’s ear
#1204 The past, present and future of international trade
Aug 24, 2018 • 78 min
Today we take a look at some of the historical context for the dynamics of international trade, some progressive ideas about managing the domestic results of trade, the economics and politics of tariffs and the dangers of trade wars.
#1203 The causes and dangers of the international rise of the right
Aug 21, 2018 • 72 min
Today we take a look at some of the reasons behind the rise of right-wing movements around the world but also at some of the various shapes they’re taking, strategies they’re following and emerging trends that may lend them additional momentum in the…
#1202 The threats against reproductive justice - past, present and future
Aug 17, 2018 • 67 min
Today we take a look at the threats to reproductive justice everywhere, from the newest Supreme Court nominee to the entire long and storied history of the structures of power clamoring to control the bodies of women with a particular focus on the…
#1201 Dehumanizing and abusing the outsider for political gain (Immigration)
Aug 10, 2018 • 75 min
Today we take a look at some of the historical context that sheds light on our current immigration debate by showing that there is essentially nothing new about it, only the details are fresh. We’ll also explore the evolution of criminalizing immigration,…
#1200 The Democratic autopsy and the progressive path forward
Aug 7, 2018 • 82 min
Today we take a look at a few of the reasons the Democrats went from controlling both houses of Congress and the presidency 10 years ago to being completely out of power today and then lay out a series of steps the left can take to return to power
#1126 Explaining the concept you need to understand, Neoliberal Economics (Encore)
Aug 3, 2018 • 60 min
Today we look at the origins, underpinnings and effects of neoliberal economic thinking and policies. #1, it has nothing to do with who Americans think of as “liberals”. #2, both major US political parties are on board with it to varying degrees. #3, it’s…
#1199 Criticizing a society that breeds depression
Jul 31, 2018 • 61 min
Today we take a look at some causes of depression that our society tends to look away from. Instead of focusing only on chemical imbalances, it seems wise to look outside ourselves at the circumstances we find ourselves in and ask how much our surrounding…
#1198.5 Decolonization, Reconciliation and The Sacred Mountain - Presenting: Offshore
Jul 27, 2018 • 43 min
Today I do something a little different and present to you (with permission) the entire first episode of the second season of the outstanding podcast, Offshore. Offshore is produced by Honolulu Civil Beat, a nonprofit and non-partisan investigative news…
#1198 All we have to fear is fear itself (Our Culture of Fear)
Jul 24, 2018 • 77 min
Today we take a look at our current moment in history and the two basic paths that lay before us, one dominated by fear that drives a willingness to give up power to authoritarian rulers and the other guided by hope for a better future and a willingness…
#1125 Understanding and surviving the age of anger (Encore)
Jul 20, 2018 • 68 min
Today we look at the forces causing a great deal and anger and upheaval all around the world, how that anger is being misdirected and what we can do in our own lives to face it
#1197 Showing up at the last minute to fight for the Supreme Court
Jul 17, 2018 • 78 min
Today we take a look at the history of what led us to be on the brink of the most conservative Supreme Court in 90 years, some of the details as to what’s at stake and some ideas on fighting back, now and in the future
#1196 Building a media that supports rather than undermines democracy
Jul 13, 2018 • 76 min
Today we take a look at the media landscape and how it enables rather than challenges our horrific political status quo and we also hear suggested alternatives structures that could help us change the game
#1195 Criminalizing protest with civility as a cudgel
Jul 10, 2018 • 69 min
Today we take a look at the attempts to distract with calls for civility and the attempts to suppress dissent with various bans and impediments to protest
#1123 Preparing for the end of the world, or at least capitalism (Encore)
Jul 7, 2018 • 71 min
Today we look at the state of capitalism, the logical arguments for its inevitable demise and the evidence that the end may more nigh than ever before
#1194 The why and the how to make voting cool again (Elections)
Jul 3, 2018 • 72 min
Today we take a look at the movement underway to take back power for progressive ideas in this country from a variety of perspectives all working toward a common goal
#1193 Fighting for a representative democracy (voting Rights and Gerrymandering)
Jun 29, 2018 • 74 min
Today we take a look at the multi-pronged campaign to prevent as many people from voting as possible and what we can do about it
#1192 Fighting for Single Payer and against our neoliberal health system
Jun 26, 2018 • 63 min
Today we take a look at the misguided transformation of our thinking about health care that causes us to accept the idea of it being a market-based commodity, who continues to support this idea and why it continues to make suckers of us all
#1121 This episode is worth your time (Culture and Technology) (Encore)
Jun 22, 2018 • 83 min
Today we look at the technology that massively influences how we spend our time and hear lots of advice on how we can begin to take back control
#1191 Stumbling toward peace on the Korean Peninsula
Jun 19, 2018 • 64 min
Today we take a look at where we are in the negotiation process with North Korea and how we got here
#1190 Hurricane Maria laid bare the colonialism and capitalism in Puerto Rico
Jun 15, 2018 • 73 min
Today we take a look at the high toll Puerto Rico is paying, in both money and lives, for the triple disasters of colonialism, Hurricane Maria and disaster capitalism
#1189 Our dehumanizing, traumatizing, child-abusing immigration system
Jun 12, 2018 • 80 min
Today we take a look at the absolute horror show that is the US immigration system. Understanding that it was bad before but has been revved up to literally inhumane as our government makes a concerted effort to dehumanize asylum seekers on the run for…
#1120 Stopping and building at the same time (Progressive Movement) (Encore)
Jun 10, 2018 • 75 min
Today we look at the woeful state of the Democratic Party and the strategy to bring them back from the brink
#1188 Impoverished, imprisoned and invisible (Disability Justice)
Jun 5, 2018 • 78 min
Today we take a look at some of the adversity facing disabled people from labor rights to health care accessibility to incarceration
#1187 Taking the long view on Trump and Russia
Jun 1, 2018 • 76 min
Today we take a rare sojourn into the world of Trump’s seemingly endless corruption in business and life with a focus on his long history with Russia.
#1186 Confronting the Legacy of the Confederacy
May 29, 2018 • 78 min
Today we take a look at the legacy of the Confederacy, the monuments and white supremacy it left behind and the racial terror institutionalized in America based on upholding its values
#1110 The rise of hate in America (White Supremacy) (Encore)
May 25, 2018 • 84 min
Today we take a look at some of the structures of white supremacy and the moment in the sun it is currently enjoying
#1185 Putting the politics of the left back together (Elections)
May 22, 2018 • 75 min
Today we take a look at the importance of the upcoming mid-term elections and the necessary danger of infighting amongst the left
#1184 Lighting the fuse in the Middle East (Iran and Israel)
May 18, 2018 • 78 min
Today we take a look at the context and history that preceded the US cancellation of the Iran nuclear agreement
#1183 Debating proposals for a next-generation economy (Social Benefit Programs)
May 15, 2018 • 76 min
Today we take a look at both the policies of a Federally-Guaranteed Jobs program and a Universal Basic Income and hear arguments for and against each
#1119 The inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men (Encore)
May 12, 2018 • 87 min
Today we look at many of our misconceptions of the nature of poverty, the interconnectedness of economics with all aspects of life and some suggestions on how to pursue justice
#1182 Wrongheaded laws and prosecutors (Injustice System)
May 8, 2018 • 75 min
Today we take a look at how we came to have some of the mandatory minimum laws that we do, how they came out of a sense of desperation from an underserved and ignored community, and how prosecutors have used those laws to make things worse. But there is…
#1181 The Red-State Revolt (Teachers Strikes)
May 4, 2018 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the falling dominoes of rebellion and demands for justice in the form of teachers strikes as they go from one educationally decimated red state to the next
#1180 A Bhutanese Travelogue
May 1, 2018 • 69 min
Today I tell stories about Bhutan including personal experiences and what I can about the cultural and political past, present and future of the country
#1108 A conservative solution to solving climate change (Encore with New Ending)
Apr 28, 2018 • 72 min
Today we look at some conservatives engaged in the fight against climate change and their best policy proposal to get the job done
#1179 Stories from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
Apr 20, 2018 • 78 min
Today we take a look at some of the highlights of the Kingdom of Bhutan including the most famous of their exports, Gross National Happiness and many lesser-known aspects of their focus on happiness, good governance and environmental protection. We will…
#1178 Economic Evolution (Capitalism, Consumerism and Beyond)
Apr 17, 2018 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the debate between individualism and varying forms of collectivism, the benefits and drawbacks of consumerism and some philosophies of economics both past and future
#1113 Tax cuts and deregulation have failed before and will fail again (Encore)
Apr 14, 2018 • 58 min
Air Date: 6/20/2017 Today we take a look at the legacy of conservative economics in Kansas, the new federal budget being pushed that would echo the Kansas disaster, deregulation that will cost citizens billions and the intellectual underpinning of…
#1177 What society does not know, nor want to know about Martin Luther King
Apr 10, 2018 • 80 min
Today we take a look at some of the lesser-known sides of Martin Luther King’s life and legacy, not just about his radicalism and focus on labor rights but also some new takes on the long shadow of the patriarchal views he held and reinforced
#1176 The Gun Debate (is less of a debate than we think)
Apr 6, 2018 • 86 min
Today, in response to a conservative listener who sent in a voicemail about gun culture and policy, the entire episode is a point by point response to that call, complete with as many clips as usual from some regular and irregular sources, with plenty of…
#1175 You are the product in the internet economy (Facebook)
Apr 3, 2018 • 84 min
Today we take a look at the latest revelations about the (mis)use of Facebook’s data in an attempt to influence US elections, some of those who’ve seen this coming for years and some thoughts on what to do about it
#1106 If you can’t beat them, suppress them (Voting Rights) (Encore)
Mar 30, 2018 • 60 min
Today we look at the current state of voting rights and the full press efforts being made to expand voter suppression far and wide across the country
#1174 Renewed and repackaged racism (Drug War)
Mar 27, 2018 • 68 min
Today we take a look at the blossoming of the renewed efforts of the conservative drug warriors
#1173 Think transgenerationally, act simply (Culture and Environment)
Mar 23, 2018 • 79 min
Today we take a look at the structures, barriers and incentives standing between us and simpler, more fulfilling, happier and more environmentally sustainable lives
#1172 The cultural legacy of the way The West was won (Gun Culture)
Mar 20, 2018 • 77 min
Today we take a look at the culture behind the gun culture in the US in an attempt to better understand it and to glean new ideas on how to fix it
#1171 Debt, profit and modern-day slavery (Injustice System)
Mar 16, 2018 • 81 min
Today we take a look at the catastrophic point where cutting taxes, racism, capitalism, immigration policy and our punitive-rather-than-rehabilitative criminal justice system all meet
#1109 Finding the path forward for Democrats and the progressive movement (Encore)
Mar 13, 2018 • 61 min
Today we look at where the Democratic party went wrong that led them to their current disempowered state and some of the arguments for why moving in a progressive direction is both morally correct and electorally smart
#1170 Understanding the causes and cures of the opioid crisis
Mar 9, 2018 • 74 min
Air Date: 3/9/2018 Today we take a look at Trump’s half-hearted and misguided attempt to address the opioid crisis as well as give some understanding to the history of opioids in the US, the multifaceted reasons why they’re being abused at record…
#1169 Playing with Winter (Threat and Effects of Nuclear War)
Mar 6, 2018 • 68 min
Today we use Trump’s threats to commit genocide in North Korea as the jumping off point to take a look at the process of launching and the probable result of using nuclear weapons
#1168 Understanding the Rise of the Right
Mar 2, 2018 • 74 min
Today we take a look at the rise of the right from Trumpism in the US to the far-right parties gaining steam in Europe and beyond
#1167 The kids are alright and they are leading the way again (Parkland Shooting)
Feb 27, 2018 • 78 min
Today we take a look at the youth-lead response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as well as some history of youth-protest movements
#1097 Good-Natured (Economics and Culture) (Encore)
Feb 23, 2018 • 60 min
Today we make the argument that people are naturally good and that society and economists should treat them that way
#1166 How to create a happier society and why the GOP refuses (Social Benefits)
Feb 20, 2018 • 69 min
Today we respond to the recent Trump budget proposal with some economic theories of our own, a description of how we could make ourselves happier and more prosperous and an explanation for why the GOP governing philosophy is so at odds with implementing…
#1165 The flip side of the coin (Palestine)
Feb 16, 2018 • 80 min
Today, after having recently looked at a few of the details of Israel, we take a look at what’s happening on the other side of the border, in Palestine.
#1164 The context of the Korean Peninsula
Feb 13, 2018 • 78 min
Today we take a look at the history and context of the Korean Peninsula, how it was split in two in the first place and how self-perpetuating actions have been taken ever since to bring us to the brink of what would be a completely unnecessary and utterly…
#1091 Progressives fighting on multiple fronts (The Resistance) (Encore)
Feb 9, 2018 • 58 min
Today we look at the multi-front political battles being waged for the heart of the progressive movement, women’s movement, the Democratic party and the county as a whole
#1163 Strange Bedfellows (Israel)
Feb 6, 2018 • 80 min
Today we take a look at Israel from a variety of angles including what they do, who supports them and why
#1162 The economics of immigration and demonization
Feb 2, 2018 • 77 min
Today we take a look at the economics of immigration, both the good and the bad, both the domestic and international
#1161 Privacy, what is it good for? (Privacy Rights)
Jan 30, 2018 • 80 min
Today we take a look at part of the history of our privacy rights, who they protect the most and what’s happening to them recently
#1160 Backlashes (#MeToo and the Women’s Movement)
Jan 26, 2018 • 75 min
Today we take a look at some of the nuances of the #MeToo movement and the predictable backlash to it as well as the backlash to Trump in the form of the one-year anniversary Women’s March
#1060 We should avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings (Godwin’s Law) (Repost)
Jan 23, 2018 • 59 min
Today we look at the comparison between the rise of Hitler and the rise of Trump, not to say that they are the same but to try to learn from the past in order to see farther into our own future and avoid the terrible ends that are possible
#1159 Voters need to pick their reps, not the other way around (Gerrymandering)
Jan 19, 2018 • 64 min
Today we take a look at one of the most important and least understood problems with our broken democracy, gerrymandering, including some ideas to fix it
#1158 What America refuses to remember about Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 16, 2018 • 71 min
Today we take a look at the legacy of Martin Luther King that some people prefer to forget and most people never learned about. In fact, it is likely his forgotten opinions that got him killed rather than his calls for racial equality.
#1157 Policy without humanity (Immigration)
Jan 13, 2018 • 78 min
Today we take a look at a bit of the history, and some of the recent developments of, the debate over immigration policy and the people affected by it
#1072 A progressive vision for our economic future (Encore)
Jan 9, 2018 • 57 min
Today we take a look at the Democrats failure to present viable economic solutions and offer a new vision for where we should go from here.
#1156 Women of color get the job done (Racism and Elections)
Jan 5, 2018 • 71 min
Today we take a look at some of the challenges and triumphs for women of color and what thanks they should get in return
#1155 Leisure, Desperation or a Reorientation (The Future of Work)
Jan 2, 2018 • 67 min
Today we take a look at a few different visions of what the future holds for our labor market and some policies we should be putting in place to set the scene for the coming evolution of work
#1154 An election, a crash and echos of the past and future (A look back at 2008)
Dec 29, 2017 • 62 min
Today we take a look back to 2008 in our third annual 10-years-hence retrospective spectacular!
#988 When climate science meets faith-based economics (Encore)
Dec 26, 2017 • 59 min
Today we look at the intersection of the climate crisis with our current economic system including how monopolies, trade deals, market failures and the concept of “externalities” all work together to make climate change worse
#1039 What worker coops can do for us (Capitalism) (Encore)
Dec 22, 2017 • 61 min
Today we look in detail at the overdue concept of worker-owned and operated enterprises and what they can do to help improve the lives of people who work for a living
#1153 The War on Christmas™ 2017
Dec 19, 2017 • 59 min
Today we look at the current state of the War on Christmas™. Has it already been won by the forces of Trumpism? Do we need a “Surge”? Are we getting unexpected reinforcements from anti-Santa Christians? Turn in to find out!
#1152 Rise of the oligarchy (Money in Politics)
Dec 15, 2017 • 78 min
Today we look at the rebirth of the anti-trust movement in a struggle to save democracy in the face of a new era of worldwide corporate tech monopolies
#1094 An identity group that any one of us might join at any time (Disability Rights) (Encore)
Dec 12, 2017 • 81 min
Today we look at a variety of ways to bring the disability rights movement into the mainstream of media, advocacy and the world
#1151 Resuscitating the anti-trust movement (Monopolies)
Dec 8, 2017 • 72 min
Today we look at the rebirth of the anti-trust movement in a struggle to save democracy in the face of a new era of worldwide corporate tech monopolies
#1150 The Price of Free (Silicon Valley and Big Data)
Dec 5, 2017 • 81 min
Today we look at some of the hidden ways that big tech is influencing our lives personally and societally
#1149 The loss of liberty at the hands of concentrated power (Media and Net Neutrality)
Dec 1, 2017 • 79 min
Today we look at the inevitable results of a lax approach to anti-trust legislation: the consolidation of corporate power and money used to buy influence over the writing of regulations which allow for further consolidation of corporate power. Plus, throw…
#1148 Understanding the past to rebuild for the future (Democratic Party)
Nov 28, 2017 • 74 min
Today we look at recent revelations about the conduct of the DNC during the 2016 campaign, a new Democratic Autopsy report that strives to shine light the failures and opportunities for the party and the recent election wins and what they can tell us…
#964 History of the Christian Right (Religion) (Encore)
Nov 24, 2017 • 68 min
Today we take a look at the history of how Christianity was, in large part, coopted by the Republican party on behalf of business interests and how anyone started getting the idea that we were founded as a religious, much less Christian, nation
#1147 The thrill and horror of the Harvey Weinstein Effect
Nov 21, 2017 • 78 min
Today we look at gender-based harassment and assault, the revolution in thinking on the subject we are currently in the midst of and some ideas to institutionalize positive change
#1146 An Unmitigated Disaster (The GOP Tax Plan)
Nov 17, 2017 • 76 min
Today we look at just a few of the many ways that the GOP tax plan is intended to help the well-off, harm the needy, kill Obamacare (obviously) and defile a pristine wilderness just to top things off
#1065 The fight for truth in a post-fact world (Media) (Encore)
Nov 14, 2017 • 57 min
Today we look at the problems with the media, so many problems, and what lessons we should learn in the wake of the election
#1145 A government small enough to get inside your body (Reproductive Justice)
Nov 11, 2017 • 76 min
Today we look at the many ways conservatives across the country are systematically chipping away at the rights of all people who require access to any kind of reproductive health services
#1144 Denying and deconstructing with all their might (Environmental Regulations)
Nov 7, 2017 • 79 min
Today we look at the systematic deconstruction of the environmental regulatory infrastructure at the hands of anti-environment radicals, otherwise known as the “Climate Denying Dream Team”
#1143 Strategies for a winning coalition (Progressive Movement)
Nov 3, 2017 • 73 min
Today we look at the battle at the heart of the rift in the progressive movement over strategies on the proper direction to go from here. As is so often the case, the answer is not one or the other but both
#1096 The oligarch who decided to buy the White House (Corruption)
Oct 31, 2017 • 63 min
Today we look at some of the lesser-known characters in the right-wing oligarchy who now own the White House and Supreme Court
#1142 Long past time to boycott the NFL
Oct 27, 2017 • 81 min
Today we look at some of the recent and no-so-recent political problems plaguing the NFL including the protests against police abuse, institutional racism, sexism, homophobia and their coverup of the traumatic brain injuries suffered by countless players.…
#922 A crisis of culture (Capitalism)
Oct 24, 2017 • 58 min
Today we take a hard look at modern-day civilization and culture and ponder what we could do to make things better
#1141 The perils of power and powerlessness (Toxic Masculinity)
Oct 20, 2017 • 74 min
Today we look at the dangers that (primarily) white men face on multiple points along the power spectrum and how dangerous forms of masculinity lead to the dehumanizing of these men and those they encounter
#1140 Smoke, mirrors and myth (Tax Cuts for the Wealthy)
Oct 17, 2017 • 79 min
Today we look at the philosophy, tricks of the trade and long-term strategy behind the GOP’s never-ending quest to grant more tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy while cutting popular programs aimed at aiding the poor
#1139 In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting
Oct 13, 2017 • 78 min
Today we look at the usual pattern of political and media theatre that occur after every major shooting incident and some of the facts that explain why we shouldn’t continue in this pattern any longer
#873 The other new Jim Crow (Voting rights) (Repost)
Oct 10, 2017 • 65 min
Today we take a look at the ways the Republican Party has been working to suppress voter turnout to benefit their electoral chances while claiming to be stopping voter fraud which basically doesn’t exist
#1138 Condemning, Defending and Rebuilding the Media
Oct 6, 2017 • 77 min
Today we look at the inadequacy, the potential, structures and the humanity of the corporate media
#1137 A perfect blend of colonialism, racism and disaster capitalism (Puerto Rico)
Oct 3, 2017 • 83 min
Today we look at the current and ongoing disaster befalling the US territory of Puerto Rico that all began long, long before the most recent hurricanes laid all of the injustice bare
#1136 Doing the Right Thing After Exhausting All Other Options (Medicare For All)
Sep 29, 2017 • 72 min
Today we look at the Bernie-Sanders-lead movement to implement the most comprehensive universal health insurance system in the world
#1135 Understanding the Effects of Immigration
Sep 26, 2017 • 74 min
Today we look at the economic and criminal implications of immigration policy
#1085 A case against the myth of individualism (Culture) (Rerun)
Sep 22, 2017 • 58 min
Today we look at the dangerous myths of individualism and the American Dream™, some of their origins and some of their consequences
#1134 Unnatural Disasters (Hurricanes and Humans)
Sep 19, 2017 • 83 min
Today we look not so much at hurricanes and the climate science behind them (though we touch on that as well) but focus more on what we can see more clearly when it’s illuminated by so-called “natural” disasters, the structural inequality and legacies of…
#1133 Understanding Authoritarianism
Sep 15, 2017 • 82 min
Today we look at the history and structures of authoritarianism and explore how they relate to at Trump campaign and administration
#1132 800,000 Hostages (Immigration and DACA)
Sep 12, 2017 • 70 min
Today we look at the combination of racism and cold political calculations that went into the decision to hold 800,000 DACA recipients hostage in order to placate the GOP’s scared white base and create leverage to force through funding for the southern…
#1131 Inflicting pleasure (Media and Propaganda)
Sep 8, 2017 • 78 min
Today we look at our vapid media landscape and see how it lead, some would say inevitably, to the election of someone like Donald Trump
#1130 Schoolyard bully with nuclear weapons (Foreign Policy)
Sep 5, 2017 • 79 min
Air Date: 09/05/2017 Today we look at just a couple of the major international conflicts Donald Trump is severely under-qualified to navigate Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Join the Best of the Left Social Network! Donate or…
#902 Rethinking the fundamentals of drugs and addiction (Drug War)
Sep 1, 2017 • 61 min
Air Date: 02/27/2015 Today we take a look at not only the destructive forces at work within the drug war but also look deeper at the causes of addiction and drug abuse that could change all of your preconceived notions on the topic and maybe even our…
#1129 The free press has been bought (Corporate Media and Billionaires)
Aug 29, 2017 • 78 min
Air Date: 08/29/2017 Today we look at the systemic problem with advertiser-driven, for-profit media and how billionaires have begun exploiting the system to their own benefit even more Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Join the…
#1128 Confronting fascism in the land of free speech
Aug 25, 2017 • 71 min
Air Date: 08/25/2017 Today we look at the constant struggle between the freedom to speak and the necessary limits placed on that freedom due to the rights of others to not be substantially harmed by that speech Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
#1127 White supremacy requires violence and there is more to come (Charlottesville)
Aug 22, 2017 • 77 min
Air Date: 08/22/2017 Today we look at what may be the violent death throes of white supremacy. As Trump and the GOP embolden white supremacists to action and violence, the rest of the country is awoken to the need to deal swiftly and decisively with…
#870 Don’t police me, bro! (Feminism)
Aug 18, 2017 • 55 min
Air Date: 10/21/2014 Today we take a look at a variety of ways that (mostly) men attempt to police the actions and choices of (mostly) women, causing nothing but damage as a result Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Join the Best of…
#1126 Explaining the concept you need to understand, Neoliberal Economics
Aug 15, 2017 • 83 min
Air Date: 08/15/2017 Today we look at the origins, underpinnings, and effects of neoliberal economic thinking and policies. #1, it has nothing to do with who Americans think of as “liberals”. #2, both major US political parties are on board with…
#934 The long shadow of southern white supremacy (Racism)
Aug 11, 2017 • 61 min
Today we take a look at the history of race and white supremacy in America to understand the incredibly loud echoes of the past that continue to reverberate strongly in modern society Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement…
#1125 Understanding and surviving the age of anger
Aug 8, 2017 • 78 min
Air Date: 08/8/2017 Today we look at the forces causing a great deal and anger and upheaval all around the world, how that anger is being misdirected and what we can do in our own lives to face it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991…
#1124 Searching for a problem to implement a terrible solution (Voting Rights)
Aug 4, 2017 • 74 min
Air Date: 08/4/2017 Today we revisit the old idea that if voting mattered they wouldn’t let you do it and the fact that that is exactly what they’re trying to do. Between allowing the chaos and uncertainty caused by hackable and unverifiable…
#1123 Preparing for the end of the world, or at least capitalism
Aug 1, 2017 • 71 min
Air Date: 08/1/2017 Today we look at the state of capitalism, the logical arguments for its inevitable demise and the evidence that the end may be more nigh than ever before Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Become a…
#1122 Real-Life Alternatives to the Prison/Industrial Complex
Jul 28, 2017 • 80 min
Air Date: 07/28/2017 Today we look at the cause and state of our prison system and hear some suggestions on ways to fundamentally reform it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Amazon: Bookmark your link to support the show when…
#925 A bad idea for all the reasons (Death Penalty)
Jul 25, 2017 • 63 min
Air Date: 05/26/2015 Today we take a look at the US death penalty from all angles. Cultural norms? We’re an outlier. Protecting the innocent? We kill innocent people. Following the letter of the law? We’re absolutely breaking the 8th amendment to…
#1121 This episode is worth your time (Culture and Technology)
Jul 21, 2017 • 81 min
Air Date: 07/21/2017 Today we look at the technology that massively influences how we spend our time and hear lots of advice on how we can begin to take back control Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Today’s Episode is…
#1120 Stopping and building at the same time (Progressive Movement)
Jul 18, 2017 • 77 min
Air Date: 07/18/2017 Today we look at the woeful state of the Democratic Party and the strategy to bring them back from the brink Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 ​Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
New Announcement + Rerun: #777 Laboring in badly-designed machines (Labor Movement)
Jul 14, 2017 • 69 min
Air Date: 11/25/2013 A look at what we need to remember to appreciate about the labor movement. Is the American Dream possible anymore as we seem to be racing to the bottom? What changes can we make to fight back? Be part of the show! Leave a message…
#1119 The inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men
Jul 11, 2017 • 87 min
Air Date: 07/11/2017 Today we look at many of our misconceptions of the nature of poverty, the interconnectedness of economics with all aspects of life and some suggestions on how to pursue justice Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991…
#1118 A look in at the TERF wars (Feminism and Trans Rights)
Jul 7, 2017 • 79 min
Air Date: 07/07/2017 Today we look at gender dysphoria, transitioning, de-transitioning and the various perspectives on these phenomena Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
#1117 We were founded to resist corruption, now it’s all we know
Jul 4, 2017 • 77 min
Air Date: 07/04/2017 Today we take a look at the history and present state of corruption in America, both for the special case of Donald Trump and the system-wide corruption we almost take for granted Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
#1116 The evolution of policing (Injustice System)
Jun 30, 2017 • 77 min
Air Date: 06/30/2017 Today we take a look at some of the problems with modern policing and how we got to now Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act…
#1115 An enormous tax cut for the rich disguised as health care
Jun 27, 2017 • 75 min
Air Date: 06/27/2017 Today we take a look at the enormous amount of damage the latest version of the GOPs vision of health care would inflict on the nation and keep our eye on the ultimate goal of a Medicare-For-All system Be part of the show! Leave a…
#1114 Running the world with an inferiority complex (Foreign Policy)
Jun 23, 2017 • 80 min
Air Date: 06/23/2017 Today we take a look at the state of foreign affairs as Trump trips and stubbles his way through his learning curve Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
#1113 Tax cuts and deregulation have failed before and will fail again
Jun 20, 2017 • 77 min
Air Date: 06/20/2017 Today we take a look at the legacy of conservative economics in Kansas, the new federal budget being pushed that would echo the Kansas disaster, deregulation that will cost citizens billions and the intellectual underpinning of…
(2017/06/16) So, this whole Russia thing, right?
Jun 16, 2017 • 79 min
Edition #1112 Today we take a high-level look at the Trump/Russia controversy and examine how we should and shouldn’t be reacting to it. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
(2017/06/13) Hamstringing American innovation and restricting growth industries
Jun 13, 2017 • 78 min
Edition #1111 Today we take a look at the ways America is being left behind by the rest of the world in the future of energy production thanks to the climate denialism of the Republican party. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991…
(2017/06/09) The rise of hate in America (White Supremacy)
Jun 9, 2017 • 82 min
Edition #1110 Today we take a look at some of the structures of white supremacy and the moment in the sun it is currently enjoying Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement…
(2017/06/06) Finding the path forward for Democrats and the progressive movement
Jun 6, 2017 • 77 min
Edition #1109 Today we look at where the Democratic party went wrong that led them to their current disempowered state and some of the arguments for why moving in a progressive direction is both morally correct and electorally smart Be part of the…
(2017/03/14) Living in an empire of lies (Propaganda) (Repost)
Jun 2, 2017 • 55 min
Edition #1087 Today we look at the mechanics and consequences of systemic lies and propaganda in an age of ignorance and anti-intellectualism Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From…
(2017/05/30) A conservative solution to solving climate change
May 30, 2017 • 68 min
Edition #1108 Today we look at some conservatives engaged in the fight against climate change and their best policy proposal to get the job done Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell -…
(2017/05/26) Another genuine attempt to understand Trump conservatives
May 26, 2017 • 72 min
Edition #1107 Today we look again at some of the underlying forces that shape the modern conservative mindset, including an answer (at long last!) to how anyone could think conservative comedy is funny Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2017/05/23) If you can’t beat them, suppress them (Voting Rights)
May 23, 2017 • 74 min
Edition #1106 Today we look at the current state of voting rights and the full press efforts being made to expand voter suppression far and wide across the country Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A…
(2017/05/19) The Surge comes to the War on Drugs
May 19, 2017 • 82 min
Edition #1105 Today we look at the impact Jeff Sessions and the entire Republican government is having on drug policy in America and how we should be addressing destructive drug addiction instead Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991…
(2017/05/16) What Trumpcare would mean and how we can do better
May 16, 2017 • 75 min
Edition #1104 Today we look at some of the specifics of the health care bill that Republicans passed through the House of Representatives including it’s impact on pre-existing condition coverage, coverage for women and more Be part of the show!…
(2017/05/12) Freedom isn’t free, it’s paid for with your taxes
May 12, 2017 • 81 min
Edition #1103 Today we look at the Trump administrations proposed tax plan, a progressive alternative for how we should be spending our money and some of the underlying principles of paying taxes Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991…
(2017/05/09) Racism built a system we all suffer under
May 9, 2017 • 72 min
Edition #1102 Today we look at the ways we are all adversely effected by the racist structures of our society and examine the ways liberals helped build these systems and continue to fail to serve the needs of people of color Be part of the show!…
(2017/05/05) Free speech in an age of fascists
May 5, 2017 • 82 min
Edition #1101 Today we look at some of the many layers of debate around freedom of speech, the freedom to protest, violent vs non-violent resistance and the fight against fascism Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 ​Show Notes Ch….
(2017/05/02) Building a strong society and an innovative economy (Earned Benefits)
May 2, 2017 • 79 min
Edition #1100 Today we look at the myriad benefits of earned benefits and why we should be looking to greatly expand our social benefits programs rather than cut them Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2017/04/28) The science of the times
Apr 28, 2017 • 73 min
Edition #1099 Today we look at the importance of science in our lives and public policy and also at the Trump administration’s drive to stop science in it’s tracks Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2017/0425) Trump and Republicans take aim at women (Reproductive Justice)
Apr 25, 2017 • 70 min
Edition #1098 Today we look at the current state of abortion politics here and abroad and explain how the Republicans intend to hurt women and increase the number of abortions worldwide by ignoring science and humanity Be part of the show! Leave a…
(2017/04/21) Good-Natured (Economics and Culture)
Apr 21, 2017 • 67 min
Edition #1097 Today we make the argument that people are naturally good and that society and economists should treat them that way Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement…
(2017/04/18) The oligarch who decided to buy the White House (Corruption)
Apr 18, 2017 • 74 min
Edition #1096 Today we look at some of the lesser-known characters in the right-wing oligarchy who now own the White House and Supreme Court Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 ​Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell -…
(2017/04/14) Reckless Empire and the Forever War (Foreign Policy)
Apr 14, 2017 • 79 min
Edition #1095 Today we look at a Trump’s foreign policy so far, question the prevailing narrative and look back at how we got to now Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
(2017/04/11) An identity group that any one of us might join at any time (Disability Rights)
Apr 11, 2017 • 78 min
Edition #1094 Today we look at a variety of ways to bring the disability rights movement into the mainstream of media, advocacy and the world Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From…
(2017/04/07) The Exxon President goes to war with the planet (Climate)
Apr 7, 2017 • 72 min
Edition #1093 Today we look at Trump’s recent moves to dismantle Obama’s environmental legacy, the legal troubles he faces and the bright future that renewable energy is still headed towards Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2017/04/04) Under surveillance from all angles (Privacy Rights)
Apr 4, 2017 • 74 min
Edition #1092 Today we look at the ways in which both corporate and governmental institutions are looking to gain more and more access to your private data and communications Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 ​Show Notes…
(2017/03/31) Progressives fighting on multiple fronts (The Resistance)
Mar 31, 2017 • 78 min
Edition #1091 Today we look at the multi-front political battles being waged for the heart of the progressive movement, women’s movement, the Democratic party and the county as a whole Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes…
(2017/03/28) The corporatization of our schools (Education)
Mar 28, 2017 • 76 min
Edition #1090 Today we look at the confirmation of Betsy DeVos to head the Department of education and some of the ideological and historical context that brought us to this point Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1:…
(2017/03/24) A Corporate Judicial Coup (Judge Gorsuch and the Supreme Court)
Mar 24, 2017 • 71 min
Edition #1089 Today we look at the hearings of Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch, how we got to here and what his possible placement on the court portends for our future Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2017/03/21) Bracing for impact or burning up on reentry? (Trumpcare)
Mar 21, 2017 • 79 min
Edition #1088 Today we look at the rollout of Trumpcare including how we got here, the ideological challenges Republicans face in trying to repeal the ACA and the direction we should obviously go Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991…
(2016/10/07) Slavery in America is still alive and well (Prison Labor) (Repost)
Mar 17, 2017 • 75 min
Edition #1048 Today we look at the ways in which the 13th amendment to the constitution opened the doors to a mere evolution of slavery rather than it’s abolition as our national myth contends Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991…
(2017/03/14) Living in an empire of lies (Propaganda)
Mar 14, 2017 • 73 min
Edition #1087 Today we look at the mechanics and consequences of systemic lies and propaganda in an age of ignorance and anti-intellectualism Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2017/03/10) Unleashing the demons (Anti-Semitism)
Mar 10, 2017 • 69 min
Edition #1086 Today we look at how the Trump campaign and presidency has emboldened those who would spew hatred or commit violence against Jews and others Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2017/03/07) A case against the myth of individualism (Culture)
Mar 7, 2017 • 77 min
Edition #1085 Today we look at the dangerous myths of individualism and the American Dream™, some of their origins and some of their consequences Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A…
(2017/03/03) Running the Ship-of-State Aground (Foreign Policy)
Mar 3, 2017 • 78 min
Edition #1084 Today we look at how Trump is currently running his foreign policy programs and where he’s planning to take it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
(2017/02/28) Trump’s immigration crackdown has begun
Feb 28, 2017 • 79 min
Edition #1083 Today we look at Trump’s new immigration crackdown and several of the reasons why it’s a bad idea Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On…
(2017/02/24) The economics of our environment (Capitalism vs. the Climate)
Feb 24, 2017 • 70 min
Edition #1082 Today we look at the intersection of the climate and capitalism in the shadow of the most crony capitalist administration in American history Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2017/02/21) Where the Democrats went wrong and how to bring them back
Feb 21, 2017 • 77 min
Edition #1081 Today we look at the past failings of the Democratic party over the past several decades that brought us to our current point and then look for ways to turn that ship around Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes…
(2017/02/17) Corporate media’s fight for legitimacy in the age of Trump
Feb 17, 2017 • 79 min
Edition #1080 Today we look at the state of the corporate-controlled media in the age of Trump, how you can navigate those murky waters and what we can do to make it better Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2017/02/14) If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu (Trumpian Economics)
Feb 14, 2017 • 77 min
Edition #1079 Today we look at the plans being cooked up by Trump and the GOP to screw the people and enrich the corporations Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
(2017/02/10) Unnecessary, ineffective and un-American (Muslim Ban)
Feb 10, 2017 • 73 min
Edition #1078 Today we lay out the story so far of Trump’s attempt to make good on his campaign promise to ban muslims from entering the country Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 ​Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A…
(2016/11/01) Making a genuine effort to understand Trump conservatives (Repost)
Feb 7, 2017 • 77 min
Edition #1054 Today we dive deeply into the world of conservatives as described in the new book “Strangers in their own Land” by Arlie Russel Hochschild in an attempt to understand how some non-deplorable people in the country could be supporting…
(2017/02/03) Witnessing an Emerging Autocracy (Trump’s America)
Feb 3, 2017 • 76 min
Edition #1077 Today we look briefly at Trump’s cabinet, his communication style, his inaugural speech and the foreboding nature of it all Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 ​Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2017/01/31) An equal and opposite reaction (Women’s March)
Jan 31, 2017 • 78 min
Edition #1076 Today we listen in on the women’s marches in DC and Baltimore and hear some of the thoughtful critiques of and hopes for the future of the feminist movement Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2017/01/27) Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda
Jan 27, 2017 • 71 min
Edition #1075 Today I present the unabridged audiobook of Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Visit indivisibleguide.com for…
(2017/01/24) The corruption of Donald Trump
Jan 24, 2017 • 78 min
Edition #1074 Today we take a look at the conflicts of interest, broken laws and constitutional violations of the new administration Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell…
(2017/01/20) A First Draft of President Obama’s Legacy
Jan 20, 2017 • 78 min
Edition #1073 Today we take a look at several aspects of Obama’s presidency, what marks he left behind and what he passes on to his successor Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell -…
(2017/01/17) A progressive vision for our economic future
Jan 17, 2017 • 79 min
Edition #1072 Today we take a look at the Democrats failure to present viable economic solutions and offer a new vision for where we should go from here Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2017/01/13) First they came (Religious Liberty)
Jan 13, 2017 • 77 min
Edition #1071 Today we take a look at the threats to Muslim Americans and, frankly, Muslims around the world in the age of Trump Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On…
(2017/01/10) Readying the wrecking ball (Reproductive and Health Rights)
Jan 10, 2017 • 77 min
Edition #1070 Today we take a look at the plans the GOP has for peoples ability to access and afford their reproductive and health rights Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 ​Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
(2017/01/06) Trump and our National Security State (Civil Rights)
Jan 6, 2017 • 80 min
Edition #1069 Today we take a look at the mechanics of our national security state that has been mostly installed or maintained over the past two presidencies and what Trump may do with that entrenched power Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2017/01/03) New congress, old war, scandals and the dawn of the climate movement (The best of 2007)
Jan 3, 2017 • 79 min
Edition #1068 Today we take a look back to 2007 in our second annual 10-years-hence retrospective spectacular! Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2:…
(2016/04/01) The battle to reorganize the economy (Sharing Economy vs. Coops) (Repost)
Dec 30, 2016 • 59 min
Edition #1003 Today we take a look at the raging battle for the soul of the new economy. The age of working at the factory for decades before retiring with a pension and gold watch is well behind us but what’s coming next? A world where everyone is…
(2016/09/20) Building momentum, making progress (Money in Politics) (Repost)
Dec 27, 2016 • 64 min
Edition #1043 Today we look at some of the structures of money in politics and how the tide is beginning to turn Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the…
(2016/12/23) The War on Christmas™ Dispatch 2016
Dec 23, 2016 • 69 min
Edition #1067 Today we look back on the decade-long War on Christmas™ to understand how we got to now as well as the uphill battle we Christmas Warriors now have in the face of a Trump presidency Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991…
(2016/12/20) The economics of the greater good (Culture)
Dec 20, 2016 • 77 min
Edition #1066 Today we look at the economics of our society through fresh eyes and make the case for a smarter way to work that taps into the things that really matter Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2016/12/16) The fight for truth in a post-fact world (Media)
Dec 16, 2016 • 76 min
Edition #1065 Today we look at the problems with the media, so many problems, and what lessons we should learn in the wake of the election Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell…
(2016/12/13) Desperate times, desperate measures (Voting Rights and the Electoral College)
Dec 13, 2016 • 78 min
Edition #1064 Today we look at the systematic suppression of voting rights during the election and the hail mary attempt to avert a Trump presidency through the electoral college Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2016/12/09) How to debate friends and influence people
Dec 9, 2016 • 78 min
Edition #1063 Today we look at some of the underlying issues that undercuts our ability to effectively debate and explore ways to use this knowledge to improve our communication skills Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes…
(2016/12/06) Defend the sacred (Dakota Access Pipeline)
Dec 6, 2016 • 77 min
Edition #1062 Today we look at some of the recent violence waged against protectors and independent journalists at Standing Rock North Dakota and the temporary victory of the permitting denial from the Army Corp of Engineers for the Dakota Access…
(2016/04/29) In praise of higher taxes (Economics) (Repost)
Dec 2, 2016 • 60 min
Edition #1010 Today we take a look at the way our current low-tax structure ends up redistributing the burden of funding society to those least able to pay for it while widening the already staggeringly-large wealth gap. Be part of the show! Leave a…
(2016/11/29) The divide at the heart of progressive politics
Nov 29, 2016 • 78 min
Edition #1061 Today we look at the argument going on about the direction and focus the progressive movement and Democratic party should take in the wake of the election. Identity politics, essential or a destructive distraction? Be part of the show!…
(2016/11/25) We should avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings (Godwin’s Law)
Nov 25, 2016 • 75 min
Edition #1060 Today we look at the comparison between the rise of Hitler and the rise of Trump, not to say that they are the same but to try to learn from the past in order to see farther into our own future and avoid the terrible ends that are…
(2016/08/16) The pursuit of happiness (Culture) (Repost)
Nov 22, 2016 • 60 min
Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness - TEDTalks - Air Date: 12-23-15 Ch. 3: Song…
(2016/11/18) Hatred Unleashed (Trump’s America)
Nov 18, 2016 • 78 min
Edition #1059 Today we look at the wave of white-supremacist hatred that was unleashed on election day and Trump’s pick of a white nationalist, anti-semite to work in the White House Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Listen to the…
(2016/11/15) Where we go from here (Progressives and Democrats)
Nov 15, 2016 • 77 min
Edition #1058 Today we look at how the Democratic party has been going wrong for decades in a way that partially explains their electoral loss in 2016 and then use this information as a guide to see where the progressive movement should go from here…
(2016/11/11) In the Days After (Election 2016)
Nov 11, 2016 • 80 min
Edition #1057 Today we reflect on the 2016 election, examine the variety of feelings it has brought fourth and contemplate the next steps ahead of us Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A…
(2016/11/08) Beyond the election (The Progressive Movement)
Nov 8, 2016 • 78 min
Edition #1056 Today we look beyond the election to the progressive movement that needs to keep it’s momentum going regardless of who the next president will be Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2016/11/04) What is at stake (Climate Change and the Supreme Court)
Nov 4, 2016 • 70 min
Edition #1055 Today we look at the two biggest issues with the most limited timelines and far-reaching consequences of our era and how they are both at stake in this election Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2016/11/01) Making a genuine effort to understand Trump conservatives
Nov 1, 2016 • 79 min
Edition #1054 Today we dive deeply into the world of conservatives as described in the new book “Strangers in their own Land” by Arlie Russel Hochschild in an attempt to understand how some non-deplorable people in the country could be supporting…
(2016/10/28) The real way elections get rigged (Voter Suppression)
Oct 28, 2016 • 77 min
Edition #1053 Today we look at a range of voter suppression tactics including voter intimidation from history and present-day Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
(2016/10/25) The policies we have vs. the policies we need (Reproductive Rights)
Oct 25, 2016 • 78 min
Edition #1052 Today we look at reproductive rights issues from the states up to the presidential election and the future of the Supreme Court Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2016/10/21) Consent is sexy (Rape Culture)
Oct 21, 2016 • 74 min
Edition #1051 Today we look at just a few of the manifestations of rape culture in society with plenty of focus on the need for affirmative consent education Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2016/02/05) When climate science meets faith-based economics (Repost)
Oct 18, 2016 • 59 min
Edition #988 Today we look at the intersection of the climate crisis with our current economic system including how monopolies, trade deals, market failures and the concept of “externalities” all work together to make climate change worse Be…
(2016/10/14) Unions or not, we are still all in this together (Labor Rights)
Oct 14, 2016 • 79 min
Edition #1050 Today we look at the systems at play that put workers and everyday consumers at a constant disadvantage to their business-running overloads - but it has a hopeful ending! Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2016/10/11) What you need to know about Libertarianism
Oct 11, 2016 • 65 min
Edition #1049 Today we look at the political philosophy of libertarianism and explain why large parts of it make almost no sense when applied to the real world Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2016/10/07) Slavery in America is still alive and well (Prison Labor)
Oct 7, 2016 • 75 min
Edition #1048 Today we look at the ways in which the 13th amendment to the constitution opened the doors to a mere evolution of slavery rather than it’s abolition as our national myth contends Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991…
(2016/10/04) How the parties have broken our democracy (Election Corruption)
Oct 4, 2016 • 73 min
Edition #1047 Today we look at a few of the ways our two major political parties have worked to entrench their own power with the side effect of ruining the foundations of our democratic system Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2016/09/30) Building systems that work for people (Culture)
Sep 30, 2016 • 68 min
Edition #1046 Today we look at the designed systems that dictate how and where we work, live and engage with society and think about ways to improve those systems Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2016/09/27) Systemic forces and how to fight them (Racism)
Sep 27, 2016 • 70 min
Edition #1045 Today we look at the systemically racist systems of policing currently in place in our country and the protest movement that continues to rise up against it, including Colin Kaepernick and the growing movement of support around him Be…
(2016/09/23) Working to maintain the status quo (Media)
Sep 23, 2016 • 75 min
Edition #1044 Today we look at some of the ways our corporate media work to ignore widespread disaffection and real issues in favor of fluff, argument and ineffectual neutrality Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2016/09/20) Building momentum, making progress (Money in Politics)
Sep 20, 2016 • 75 min
Edition #1043 Today we look at some of the structures of money in politics and how the tide is beginning to turn Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the…
(2016/09/16) Protecting from the black snake (Dakota Access Pipeline)
Sep 16, 2016 • 76 min
Edition #1042 Today we look in on the convergence of Native American and First Nations tribes in North Dakota to protect the water from the Dakota Access Pipeline Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2016/02/16) The food market (Food-Industrial Complex) (Repost)
Sep 13, 2016 • 60 min
Edition #991 Today we take a look at the influence of the food giants on what goes into our food supply, who’s allowed to inspect and regulate it, what our kids are taught about what’s healthy, the policies of international trade that lowers food…
(2016/02/26) Who gets a seat at the table (Culture) (Repost)
Sep 9, 2016 • 60 min
Edition #994 Today we take a look at the narratives and stories that fill and influence our lives, whose stories get told and why and how that effects the way we see the world Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2016/09/06) The other pro-choice movement (Death with Dignity)
Sep 6, 2016 • 76 min
Edition #1041 Today we take a look at matters of life, death and the right to choose when to move from one to the other Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement…
(2016/09/02) Home sweet home (Housing and Homelessness)
Sep 2, 2016 • 77 min
Edition #1040 Today we take a look at a couple of solutions to homelessness as well as some of the forces at play that effect how and where people live across the country Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2016/08/30) What worker coops can do for us (Capitalism)
Aug 30, 2016 • 73 min
Edition #1039 Today we look in detail at the overdue concept of worker owned and operated enterprises and what they can do to help improve the lives of people who work for a living Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2016/08/26) Stopping toxic trade deals (Trans Pacific Partnership)
Aug 26, 2016 • 68 min
Edition #1038 Today we take a look at a couple of the international trade deals currently in the works, why they’re bad and how to stop them Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2016/04/12) How we got to here (Modern History of the Conservative Movement) (Repost)
Aug 23, 2016 • 57 min
Edition #1006 Today we take a look at the last several decades of the conservative movement and the Republican Party, where they came from and how we got to where we are Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2016/08/19) Something revolutionary this way comes (Progressives)
Aug 19, 2016 • 79 min
Edition #1037 Today we take a look at the future of progressivism and how the Bernie Sanders campaign has changed politics for a generation Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell…
(2016/08/16) The pursuit of happiness (Culture)
Aug 16, 2016 • 77 min
Edition #1036 Today we take a look at happiness and how to increase it personally and politically Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act…
(2016/08/12) The case for raising the minimum wage (Labor)
Aug 12, 2016 • 75 min
Edition #1035 Today we take a look at some of the ways that low wages hurts everyone and why the arguments for keeping them low just don’t hold water Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A…
(2016/08/09) Fighting for your right (Voting Rights)
Aug 9, 2016 • 76 min
Edition #1034 Today we take a look at the recent judicial wins for voting rights as well as how far we still have to go Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement…
(2016/08/05) Why they deny (Climate Denialism)
Aug 5, 2016 • 71 min
Edition #1033 Today we take a look at the reasons behind why people cling so fervently to their increasingly desperate denials of climate change Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2016/08/02) Unconventional Conventions (RNC and DNC)
Aug 2, 2016 • 78 min
Edition #1032 Today we take a look at the highlights and lowlights from both the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A…
(2015/12/18) Legal corruption and how to fix it (Money in Politics) (Repost)
Jul 29, 2016 • 53 min
Edition #977 Today we look at the fundamental barrier to democracy in the US and the veritable swarm of movements springing up to tear it down Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A…
(2016/07/26) Remember the Iraq War? (Foreign Policy)
Jul 26, 2016 • 74 min
Edition #1031 Today we reminisce about the origins of the Iraq war brought back to the fore by the Chilcot Report coming out of the UK that took seven years and thousands of pages to tell us a lot of things some of us already knew Be part of the…
(2016/07/22) From warriors to guardians (Police Reform)
Jul 22, 2016 • 80 min
Edition #1030 Today we take a look at a few of the ways that our police departments around the country could be reformed as well as some of the reasons why it’s critically important that these reforms be enacted Be part of the show!…
(2016/07/19) You can’t reignite a fire that never stops burning (Black and Blue Lives)
Jul 19, 2016 • 79 min
Edition #1029 Today we take a listen to a few of the reactions from people of color to the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the police officers in Dallas Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2016/03/18) Playing with the Fire of Fascism (Trump and his Supporters) (Repost)
Jul 15, 2016 • 66 min
Edition #999 Today we again ring the fascism warning bell as we look at the continuing saga of the Donald Trump presidential campaign. And remember: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good [people] to do nothing” Be part of…
(2016/07/12) Varied thoughts on staying vs going (Brexit)
Jul 12, 2016 • 78 min
Edition #1028 Today we take a look at the results of the referendum in Great Britain to exit the European Union Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the…
(2016/07/08) Whole Woman’s Health and other stories (Reproductive Justice)
Jul 8, 2016 • 75 min
Edition #1027 Today we take a look at the historic reproductive rights ruling from the Supreme Court that just came down in the Whole Woman’s Health case as well as just a few of the ways that anti-choice activists are continuing their fight to…
(2016/01/29) The trouble with extreme wealth inequality (Economics) (Repost)
Jul 5, 2016 • 62 min
Edition #986 Today we take a look at the case against extreme wealth inequality and not just from an economic justice perspective. Extreme wealth inequality leads to more social ills and destabilization than you probably ever guessed Be part of…
(2016/07/01) Independence Day, but only for some (Racism)
Jul 1, 2016 • 76 min
Edition #1026 Today we take a look at the history of racial oppression in America from slavery to Jim Crow to The New Jim Crow Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
(2016/06/28) Gods, guns and gays (Orlando Massacre)
Jun 28, 2016 • 72 min
Edition #1025 Today we take a look at the continued responses to the Orlando massacre encompassing arguments over islamophobia, homophobia and gun control legislation Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2016/06/24) Privilege and injustice: A case study (Rape Culture)
Jun 24, 2016 • 74 min
Edition #1024 Today we take a look primarily at the case of Brock Turner’s triple-felony sexual assault conviction, the pitifully short sentence he received and what all of it says about how our society deals with rape and sexual assault Be part of…
(2016/06/21) What drives hateful violence (Orlando Massacre)
Jun 21, 2016 • 78 min
Edition #1023 Today we take a look at the myriad driving factors that can combine to drive a person to commit an act of violence such as the Orlando Massacre as well as a variety of reactions to the shooting Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2016/06/17) Death of The Greatest (Muhammad Ali)
Jun 17, 2016 • 66 min
Edition #1022 Today we take a look at the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Muhammad Ali on…
(2016/06/14) A right delayed is a right denied (Reproductive Rights)
Jun 14, 2016 • 73 min
Edition #1021 Today we take a look at the assault on the right to reproductive health care from the state houses down to the sidewalks in front of the clinics Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2016/06/10) The damage we’re doing (Anti-Trans Legislation)
Jun 10, 2016 • 74 min
Edition #1020 Today we take a look at the ongoing struggle to secure civil rights equality for trans people in states that are determined to stoke bigotry based on ignorance and fear Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2016/06/07) We need a system for everyone (Economics of Racism and Sexism)
Jun 7, 2016 • 78 min
Edition #1019 Today we take a look at the ways in which racism and sexism are inextricably linked to matters of economic justice for all, even those who benefit in many ways from those systems of inequality Be part of the show! Leave a message…
(2016/06/03) In the shadow of slavery (Racism)
Jun 3, 2016 • 71 min
Edition #1018 Today we take a look at the structures of racism in the US, who put them there, the problems they cause and what we might do to dismantle them Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2016/05/31) The Lay of the Land (Election)
May 31, 2016 • 79 min
Edition #1017 Today we take a look at the sorry state of the 2016 election with two of the most hated people in politics leading the way Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell -…
(2016/05/27) Trump and those who surround him (Fascism Watch)
May 27, 2016 • 79 min
Edition #1016 Today we take a look at the Trump campaign’s building trend toward fascism and white supremacy based on his actions and those of the people he keeps around him Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Ch. 1: Opening…
(2015/01/01) Making Provisions (Poverty)
May 24, 2016 • 61 min
Edition #887 Today we look at the state of poverty in America and some ideas of how to address it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act…
(2016/05/20) Escaping consumerism (Culture)
May 20, 2016 • 74 min
Edition #1015 Today we take a look at how to escape the hedonic treadmill of consumption in pursuit of happiness and moving toward a future of shared prosperity Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2016/05/17) The human impact of animal agriculture (Food Choices)
May 17, 2016 • 75 min
Edition #1014 Today we take a look at the issue of animal agriculture minus the animals: the effects of our meat consumption on human rights, human health and climate change Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/11/06) Criminalizing the classroom (School-to-Prison Pipeline) (Repost)
May 13, 2016 • 61 min
Edition #966 Today we take a look at the structural systems in place that work to funnel many children, disproportionately children of color, out of the school system and directly into the (in)justice system Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2016/05/10) Nothing free about corporate trade agreements (TPP and TTIP)
May 10, 2016 • 68 min
Edition #1013 Today we take a look at the dangerous effects of trade agreements like the TPP and TTIP and some ways to fight against them before they’re passed. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2016/05/06) May Day and Mothers Day (Feminism and Labor)
May 6, 2016 • 77 min
Edition #1012 Today we take a look at the origins and sustaining legacies of May Day (International Workers Day) and Mothers Day, another holiday originally begun as a call to recognize the struggles of labor Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2016/05/03) Deception vs. Disobedience (Climate Crisis)
May 3, 2016 • 76 min
Edition #1011 Today we take a look at the struggle between those intent on selling doubt about climate science in order to stretch fossil fuel profits as far as they’ll go and those standing up to them in the most direct way possible Be…
(2016/04/29) In praise of higher taxes (Economics)
Apr 29, 2016 • 79 min
Edition #1010 Today we take a look at the way our current low-tax structure ends up redistributing the burden of funding society to those least able to pay for it while widening the already staggeringly-large wealth gap. Be part of the show!…
(2016/04/26) Battle for the Ballot (Voting Rights)
Apr 26, 2016 • 77 min
Edition #1009 Today we take a look at the disgustingly undemocratic efforts being waged to minimize the number of people who vote in our elections. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2016/04/22) Democracy Sprung (Money in Politics)
Apr 22, 2016 • 79 min
Edition #1008 Today we take a look at the continued fight against the corrupting effects of money in politics including this month’s record-breaking civil disobedience protests at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC Be part of…
(2016/04/19) No place like home (History of Gentrification)
Apr 19, 2016 • 78 min
Edition #1007 Today we take a look at how racism and economics combine to form a self-reinforcing legacy of unfair housing policies and practices that benefit the wealthy and disadvantage the poor Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/09/22) In search of the good life (Culture) (Repost)
Apr 15, 2016 • 69 min
Edition #955 Today we take a look at the inherent contradictions in the standard way of pursuing happiness in western culture and examine some alternatives Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2016/04/12) How we got to here (Modern History of the Conservative Movement)
Apr 12, 2016 • 77 min
Edition #1006 Today we take a look at the last several decades of the conservative movement and the Republican party, where they came from and how we got to where we are. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2016/04/08) How not to be terrorized (Brussels Bombing)
Apr 8, 2016 • 83 min
Edition #1005 Today we take a look at some of the various responses to the recent bombing in Brussels, Belgium. Unsurprisingly, politicians who traditionally thrive on fear-mongering are encouraging us to be afraid, just as the terrorists would…
(2016/04/05) Understanding the 2016 election conservative wedge issue (Trans Rights)
Apr 5, 2016 • 74 min
Edition #1004 Today we take a look at the hate-mongering conservative, fright fest issue du jour, trans people being allowed to use public restrooms without harassment. Ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hate and ignorance, fear and hatred…
(2016/04/01) The battle to reorganize the economy (Sharing Economy vs. Coops)
Apr 1, 2016 • 72 min
Edition #1003 Today we take a look at the raging battle for the soul of the new economy. The age of working at the factory for decades before retiring with a pension and gold watch is well behind us but what’s coming next? A world where…
(2016/03/29) Merrick Garland and the fight for the Supreme Court
Mar 29, 2016 • 72 min
Edition #1002 Today we take a look at the power of the Supreme Court, the importance of getting the right people on the bench and the unfortunate reality that Merrick Garland is not someone that progressives should be supporting Be part of…
(2016/03/25) The scales are tipping (Climate)
Mar 25, 2016 • 73 min
Edition #1001 Today we examine how the climate denial industry works and look forward to the positive trends in renewable energy Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2016/03/22) A Look Back (Episode #1000)
Mar 22, 2016 • 103 min
Edition #1000 Today we mark our 1000th episode by looking back to the way things were 10 years ago when this show launched. Come with me to a time when The Young Turks hadn’t taken over YouTube, Rachel Maddow didn’t have a show on MSNBC…
(2016/03/18) Playing with the Fire of Fascism (Trump and his Supporters)
Mar 18, 2016 • 79 min
Edition #999 Today we again ring the fascism warning bell as we look at the continuing saga of the Donald Trump presidential campaign. And remember: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do…
(2016/03/15) Rolling back our voting rights (Elections)
Mar 15, 2016 • 75 min
Edition #998 Today we look at a variety of problems plaguing our elections from gerrymandering to restrictive laws intended to make it difficult for people to vote to our aging and deeply problematic electronic voting machines Be part of the…
(2016/03/11) Privacy, security or both (Encryption vs the FBI)
Mar 11, 2016 • 77 min
Edition #997 Today we look at the arguments for and against unbreakable encryption for smartphones with specific focus on Apple’s current legal battle with the FBI Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/12/22) The future of work (Culture) (Repost)
Mar 8, 2016 • 70 min
Edition #978 Today we look at the shifting trends of how and why people work and what may happen when the robots take everyone’s jobs Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2016/03/04) Heart of Dark Money (Money in Politics)
Mar 4, 2016 • 78 min
Edition #996 Today we look at the influence of dark money in politics generally as well as the moneyed interests that have been successfully working for decades to make the Democratic party more conservative Be part of the show! Leave a…
(2016/03/01) Scalia’s death and the seismic shift on the court (Supreme Court)
Mar 1, 2016 • 75 min
Edition #995 Today we look at the legacy Antonin Scalia leaves behind, what this means for the Supreme Court going forward and how it’s all effecting the 2016 election Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2016/02/26) Who gets a seat at the table (Culture)
Feb 26, 2016 • 74 min
Edition #994 Today we look at the narratives and stories that fill and influence our lives, whose stories get told and why and how that effects the way we see the world Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2016/02/23) The corporatization of the media
Feb 23, 2016 • 68 min
Edition #993 Today we look at the effects of the media companies shift from producing news content as a public service to ‘infotainment’ and where we’re headed in the world of vertical integration and threats to net…
(2016/02/19) The illness at the heart of our for-profit health care system
Feb 19, 2016 • 75 min
Edition #992 Today we look at how corporations have worked diligently to maximize the profits of insurance and pharmaceutical companies at the expense of America’s general health and budget and then used those profits to buy politicians to…
(2016/02/16) The food market (Food-Industrial Complex)
Feb 16, 2016 • 75 min
Edition #991 Today we look at the influence of the food giants on what goes into our food supply, who’s allowed to inspect and regulate it, what our kids are taught about what’s healthy, the policies of international trade that lowers…
(2016/02/12) Prisoners for profit (Prison-Industrial Complex)
Feb 12, 2016 • 75 min
Edition #990 Today we look at the intersection of market capitalism and our prison system where the private prison industry makes billions and lobbies for ever-harsher punishments to continually grow our prison population Be part of the…
(2016/02/09) Investments in education should not earn cash profits
Feb 9, 2016 • 74 min
Edition #989 Today we look at the intersection of our educational system and the detrimental influence that money, austerity policies and the profit motive have on the education that our kids have access to Be part of the show! Leave a…
(2016/02/05) When climate science meets faith-based economics
Feb 5, 2016 • 79 min
Edition #988 Today we look at the intersection of the climate crisis with our current economic system including how monopolies, trade deals, market failures and the concept of “externalities” all work together to make climate change…
(2016/02/02) The double helix of racial and economic inequality
Feb 2, 2016 • 73 min
Edition #987 Today we look at the intersection and roots of systemic racism and institutional poverty in America and the ways in which each supports and bolsters the other Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2016/01/29) The trouble with extreme wealth inequality (Economics)
Jan 29, 2016 • 78 min
Edition #985 Today we look at the case against extreme wealth inequality and not just from an economic justice perspective. Extreme wealth inequality leads to more social ills and destabilization than you probably ever guessed Be part…
(2016/01/26) A conservative policy showcase (Flint’s poisoned water)
Jan 26, 2016 • 77 min
Edition #985 Today we look at the series of events and conservative policies that lead, predictably, to the public health crisis currently playing out in Flint, MI due to their contaminated water supply Be part of the show! Leave a message…
(2015/05/15) A crisis of culture (Capitalism) (Snow-Day Repost)
Jan 22, 2016 • 71 min
Edition #922 Today we take a hard look at modern-day civilization and culture and ponder what we could do to make things better Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2016/01/19) To save or destroy capitalism (Economics)
Jan 19, 2016 • 76 min
Edition #984 Today we look at some of the downfalls of our current economic system, a few thoughts on what to do about it and what Bernie Sanders is doing to push this conversation forward Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2016/01/15) The counterproductive thirst for snooping (Privacy/Spying)
Jan 15, 2016 • 69 min
Edition #983 Today we look at a few of the myriad ways that the government and private companies work to destroy our right to privacy Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2016/01/12) Beware the creeping fascism (Donald Trump and the GOP Base)
Jan 12, 2016 • 73 min
Edition #982 Today we look at the disturbing trends of racism and violence emanating from the Trump campaign, echoes of which are being felt all over the world Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2016/01/08) The struggle for justice continues (#BlackLivesMatter)
Jan 8, 2016 • 73 min
Edition #981 Today we look at just some of the latest round of police abuses and their repercussions Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the…
(2016/01/05) An agreement made in Paris (Climate)
Jan 5, 2016 • 76 min
Edition #980 Today we examine the agreement that came out of the recent COP21 (Conference of Parties) negotiating international action on climate change Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/09/04) Progressivism: A guide (Repost)
Jan 1, 2016 • 71 min
Edition #950 Today we take a look at progressivism, define some terms, clarify some stumbling blocks and give some guidance on how to be a better progressive Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/05/29) Boys will be boys but we can change what that means (Patriarchy) (Repost)
Dec 29, 2015 • 73 min
Edition #926 Today, instead of trying to convince you of the benefits of feminism, I’m just going to show you the horrors (for everyone) of patriarchy Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/12/25) The War on Christmas™ 2015 (and other stories)
Dec 25, 2015 • 67 min
Edition #979 Today we check in with the front-line forces in the annual holiday tradition of the War on Christmas™ and take a peek at a few other holiday traditions to boot Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/12/22) The future of work (Culture)
Dec 22, 2015 • 70 min
Edition #978 Today we look at the shifting trends of how and why people work and what may happen when the robots take everyone’s jobs Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2015/12/18) Legal corruption and how to fix it (Money in Politics)
Dec 18, 2015 • 71 min
Edition #977 Today we look at the fundamental barrier to democracy in the US and the veritable swarm of movements springing up to tear it down Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2015/12/15) Another day in America (Mass Shootings)
Dec 15, 2015 • 72 min
Edition #976 Today we look at a few facts regarding guns and gun control in the US including what’s keeping our politicians from enacting widely supported gun regulations Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/12/11) Terrorism and the war on reproductive rights (Planned Parenthood shooting)
Dec 11, 2015 • 77 min
Edition #975 Today we look at the history of reproductive rights and the history of the war against them and then examine the recent Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado in this context Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/12/08) The Trans Pacific Partnership revealed (Corporate Takeover)
Dec 8, 2015 • 77 min
Edition #974 Today we look at a variety of ways corporations are working hard to screw over people and the planet in search of profits with a particular focus on the recently-released full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Be part of the…
(2015/12/04) Killing the middle class (Labor Rights)
Dec 4, 2015 • 76 min
Edition #973 Today we look at the troubling trends facing today’s low wage workers and those in the middle class who may eventually find themselves to be low wage workers Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2015/12/01) Classic American Xenophobia (Refugee Crisis)
Dec 1, 2015 • 75 min
Edition #972 Today we look at the racist and xenophobic response to muslims trying to escape their war-torn countries in the wake of the recent Paris attacks Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2014/11/25) Capitalism will not set you free (Economics) (Repost)
Nov 27, 2015 • 72 min
Edition #879 Today we take a look at some of the underlying problems with capitalism and their repercussions Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
(2015/11/24) The fear response (#ParisAttacks)
Nov 24, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #971 Today we look at the causes of, reactions to and reporting on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell -…
(2015/11/20) The power of solidarity (Racial Justice)
Nov 20, 2015 • 77 min
Edition #970 Today we look at the University of Missouri protests that ousted the university president and look back at the anniversary of the Tamir Rice police killing Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/11/17) Barriers to employment, to health and to the bathroom (Trans Rights)
Nov 17, 2015 • 76 min
Edition #969 Today we look at a variety of challenges faced by the trans community that almost no one else ever has to think about Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2015/11/13) The continuing quagmire of an apartheid state (Israel/Palestine)
Nov 13, 2015 • 76 min
Edition #968 Today we check in with the seemingly unending disaster that is the Israeli/Palestinian conflict Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
(2015/11/10) Going to Paris with our heads held somewhat high (Climate)
Nov 10, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #967 Today we take a revised look at the road to the Paris climate negotiations in light of the news that President Obama has officially rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/11/06) Criminalizing the classroom (School-to-Prison Pipeline)
Nov 6, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #966 Today we take a look at the structural systems in place that work to funnel many children, disproportionately children of color, out of the school system and directly into the (in)justice system Be part of the show! Leave a…
(2015/11/03) Death by stereotype, the dehumanizing of women of color
Nov 3, 2015 • 66 min
Edition #965 Today we take a look at the dangerous intersection women of color inhabit, how their very lives are at risk for simply being who they are and how society tends to turn a blind eye Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/10/30) History of the Christian Right (Religion)
Oct 30, 2015 • 75 min
Edition #964 Today we take a look at the history of how Christianity was, in large part, cooped by the Republican party on behalf of business interests and how anyone started getting the idea that we were founded as a religious, much less…
(2015/10/27) The corporate takeover under our noses (Trans-Pacific Partnership)
Oct 27, 2015 • 69 min
Edition #963 Today we take a look at the proposed TPP trade deal from a whole variety of different angles. Since the agreement was negotiated entirely in secret, primarily between corporate interests, it’s not surprising to find that the deal looks…
(2015/10/23) Building momentum to and through Paris (Climate)
Oct 23, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #962 Today we take a look at the state of the political promises being made as we lead up to the international climate negotiations in Paris as well as what we can do about it, plus we see what Exxon knew and when they knew it Be…
(2014/10/21) Don’t police me, bro! (Feminism) (Repost)
Oct 20, 2015 • 68 min
Edition #870 Today we take a look at a variety of ways that (mostly) men attempt to police the actions and choices of (mostly) women, causing nothing but damage as a result Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2015/10/16) Working our way toward anti-democracy (Voter Suppression)
Oct 16, 2015 • 76 min
w/ The Young Turks, Intersection, Making Contact, Redacted Tonight, Lee Camp, David Pakman and Ralph Nader
(2015/10/13) Reconsidering Columbus (Indigenous Peoples day)
Oct 13, 2015 • 75 min
w/ John Oliver, The Young Turks, Harry Shearer, Thom Hartmann, Democracy NOW!
(2015/10/09) The need to do better (Mass Incarceration)
Oct 9, 2015 • 70 min
w/ David Pakman, The Young Turks, Decode DC, Melissa Harris-Perry
(2015/10/06) Where the market should not be allowed to tread (Health Care)
Oct 6, 2015 • 70 min
w/ David Pakman, The Majority Report, CounterSpin, Thom Hartmann and TED Talks
(2015/10/02) Citizens demanding equal power (Money in politics)
Oct 2, 2015 • 74 min
Featuring The Young Turks, David Pakman, Thom Hartmann, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence Lessig and Jim Hightower
(2015/09/29) Religion seen through fear (Islamophobia)
Sep 29, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #956 Today we take a look at a fresh set of news stories that demonstrate how muslims are seen through an often-racial lens of fear, distrust and hatred Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/02/27) Rethinking the fundamentals of drugs and addiction (Drug War) (Repost)
Sep 25, 2015 • 72 min
Edition #902 Today we look at the not only the destructive forces at work within the drug war but also look deeper at the causes of addiction and drug abuse that could change all of your preconceived notions on the topic and maybe even our…
(2015/09/22) In search of the good life (Culture)
Sep 22, 2015 • 69 min
Edition #955 Today we look at the inherent contradictions in the standard way of pursuing happiness in western culture and examine some alternatives Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2015/09/18) The angels of our better nature are being tested (Syrian Refugee Crisis)
Sep 18, 2015 • 71 min
Edition #954 Today we look at the worst refugee crisis since WWII and encourage governments around the world to do the right thing to help by opening their doors to victims of war Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2015/09/15) Beyond Marriage Equality (LGBTQ Rights)
Sep 15, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #953 Today we look at a bit of the fallout since the marriage equality SCOTUS decision but we also look beyond marriage equality Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A…
(2015/09/11) The battle rages whether you pay attention or not (Reproductive Justice)
Sep 11, 2015 • 78 min
Edition #952 Today we take a look at the reproductive justice front of the war on women. From legislation to underhanded tricks to acts of terrorism, many are fighting to deny people their right to bodily autonomy Be part of the show! Leave…
(2015/09/08) It is neither all good nor all bad (Sex Workers Rights)
Sep 8, 2015 • 68 min
Edition #951 Today we take a look at sex work and why it should be decriminalized rather than demonized Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On…
(2015/09/04) Progressivism: A guide
Sep 4, 2015 • 71 min
Edition #950 Today we take a look at progressivism, define some terms, clarify some stumbling blocks and give some guidance on how to be a better progressive Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/09/01) Throwing away food while people starve (Poverty)
Sep 1, 2015 • 70 min
Edition #949 Today we take a look at the injustices inherent in a system that criminalizes poverty and allows food insecurity while more than enough food is dumped into landfills Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2014/12/16) One of our Blackest Marks (The Torture Report) (Repost)
Aug 28, 2015 • 72 min
Edition #884 Today we take a look at the recently released Senate torture report and attempt to give guidance on how it should and should NOT be received Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2014/12/05) Processing Ferguson, Eric Garner and Beyond (#BlackLivesMatter) (Repost)
Aug 25, 2015 • 69 min
Edition #881 Today we listen and learn from those most deeply effected by the pattern of deaths of black men and women as they talk through their grief and anger Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/08/21) The shift in culture we need (Climate)
Aug 21, 2015 • 67 min
Edition #948 Today we take a look at a variety of aspects of a new culture we should all be aspiring to where health, happiness and environmental sustainability are all in line with each other Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/08/18) Understanding the schism in the progressive movement (#BlackLivesMatter)
Aug 18, 2015 • 79 min
Edition #947 Today we see what we can learn from the recent #BlackLivesMatter protests against Bernie Sanders and White Progressives™ and the reactions from some Sanders supporters that they sparked Be part of the show! Leave a message…
(2015/08/14) What will it take to reverse this trend? (Privacy Rights)
Aug 14, 2015 • 71 min
Edition #946 Today we take a broad look at the effects of our diminishing privacy Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act…
(2015/08/11) Violence and injustice (Trans Rights)
Aug 11, 2015 • 76 min
Edition #945 Today we take a look at multiple forms of violence and injustice afflicting trans people as part of their daily lives Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2015/08/07) On Cosby and consent (Rape Culture)
Aug 7, 2015 • 73 min
Edition #944 Today we take a look at the accusations against Bill Cosby of serial rape, some of the underlying concepts behind consent and how rape culture creates #TheEmptyChair Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2015/08/04) No human being is illegal (Immigration)
Aug 4, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #943 Today we take a look at the dysfunctional state of the US immigration system and the political fight brewing over what to do about it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2015/07/31) Productive progressive infighting (#BlackLivesMatter at #NetrootsNation)
Jul 31, 2015 • 79 min
Edition #942 Today we take a look at the #BlackLivesMatter protest at Netroots Nation and the positive results that have emerged in it’s wake Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2015/07/28) Taking food out of the mouths of babes (Poverty)
Jul 28, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #941 Today we take a look at food insecurity for both adults and children as well as one possible solution in the form of a universal basic income Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/01/30) Dispelling the selective memory of Dr. Martin Luther King (Repost)
Jul 24, 2015 • 75 min
Edition #894 Today we take a look at the legacy of Martin Luther King as it was taught to us and fill in the gaps that were left out. Turns out it was no accident those gaps were left in the first place. Be part of the show! Leave a message…
(2015/07/21) What we are facing and how we are fighting (Climate)
Jul 21, 2015 • 71 min
Edition #940 Today we take a look at a the continuing drought conditions in California and a variety of plans of action to fight the emission of green house gasses Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/07/17) We are being failed in so many ways (Media)
Jul 17, 2015 • 72 min
Edition #939 Today we take a look at a variety of ways the media fails us, from the use of fear tactics and stereotyping to their completely credulous regurgitation of government press releases and all around insider mindset that can never challenge…
(2015/07/14) What are women complaining about? (Feminism)
Jul 14, 2015 • 73 min
Edition #938 Today we take a look at what women are complaining about. Turns out there’s a lot, and for good reason. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell -…
(2015/07/10) Making progress on our biggest problem (Money in Politics)
Jul 10, 2015 • 79 min
Edition #937 Today we take a look at the corrupting effects of money in politics as well as several signs of progress in the fight for a new, functional system Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/07/07) Drugged and broke (Health Care)
Jul 7, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #936 Today we take a look at the terribleness of Big Pharma and the irrationality of not having a single payer insurance system Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A…
(2015/07/03) It is so ordered (Marriage Equality)
Jul 3, 2015 • 70 min
Edition #935 Today we take a look at the historic Supreme Court ruling making marriage equality the law of the land Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
(2015/06/30) The long shadow of southern white supremacy (Racism)
Jun 30, 2015 • 73 min
Edition #934 Today we take a look at the history of race and white supremacy in America to understand the incredibly loud echoes of the past that continue to reverberate strongly in modern society Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/06/26) Heritage (Rachel Dolezal and the Charleston Shooting)
Jun 26, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #933 Today we examine the complicated dynamics of the race of Rachel Dolezal and the simple dynamics of the white supremacist terrorist attack on a historical black church on Charleston, SC Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/06/23) Moving the goalposts on undue burden (Reproductive Justice)
Jun 23, 2015 • 71 min
Edition #932 Today we take a look at the continued, relentless state-level assault on abortion access around the country and the impending catastrophic consequences in Texas where an ideologically conservative court is openly seeking…
(2015/03/06) Theory vs practice (Libertarianism) (Repost)
Jun 19, 2015 • 73 min
Edition #903 Today we take a look at the asininity of the modern, American-style Libertarian movement Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On…
(2015/06/16) From rewriting wars to waging peace (Foreign Policy)
Jun 16, 2015 • 64 min
Edition #931 Today we take a look at how the election is spurring a new round of revisionist history while others look to change the paradigm on waging war altogether Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/06/12) Our prisons: cruel and counterproductive (Injustice System)
Jun 12, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #930 Today we take a look at the US prison and bail system and explain exactly how it’s built to systematically punish the poor Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2015/06/09) Looking to avert further tragedy (War on Drugs™)
Jun 9, 2015 • 70 min
Edition #929 Today we take a look at the continuing failure that is the War on Drugs™ as well as some of the signs of hope that we may be making progress toward shutting it down Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/06/05) The criminal enterprise that runs our politics (Big Banks)
Jun 5, 2015 • 71 min
Edition #928 Today we take a look at the malfeasance of the big banks and the political corruption that lets them get away with it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2015/06/02) Confronting the evil of our era (Climate)
Jun 2, 2015 • 71 min
Edition #927 Today, among other things, we take a look at how and why we need to fundamentally change the way we think about human’s relationship to the environment Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2015/05/29) Boys will be boys but we can change what that means (Patriarchy)
May 29, 2015 • 73 min
Edition #926 Today, instead of trying to convince you of the benefits of feminism, I’m just going to show you the horrors (for everyone) of patriarchy. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/05/26) A bad idea for all the reasons (Death Penalty)
May 26, 2015 • 72 min
Edition #925 Today we look at the US death penalty from all angles. Cultural norms? We’re an outlier. Protecting the innocent? We kill innocent people. Following the letter of the law? We’re absolutely breaking the 8th amendment of the…
(2015/05/22) The revolt against high stakes testing (Education)
May 22, 2015 • 75 min
Edition #924 Today we look at the growing backlash against high stakes standardized testing that seem to have a whole lot of problems and very few benefits Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2015/05/19) Resisting a secret corporate takeover (Trans-Pacific Partnership)
May 19, 2015 • 77 min
Edition #923 Today we look at the squabbling going on between Obama and every non-corporatist sellout in the country as represented by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2015/05/15) A crisis of culture (Capitalism)
May 15, 2015 • 71 min
Edition #922 Today we take a hard look at modern-day civilization and culture and ponder what we could do to make things better Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2015/05/12) We all have a trans friend now (Bruce Jenner)
May 12, 2015 • 71 min
Edition #921 Today we break down the recent interview with Bruce Jenner and what it means for the trans community as a whole going forward Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2015/05/08) Continued injustice, continued response (#BaltimoreUprising)
May 8, 2015 • 68 min
Edition #920 Today we take an in-depth look at the response to Freddie Gray’s murder at the hands of Baltimore police Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell -…
(2015/05/05) We thought we were free (Police State)
May 5, 2015 • 73 min
Edition #919 Today we take a look at the legacy of torture and police militarization we’re creating and where that path leads us Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2015/05/01) War is a racket (Foreign Policy)
May 1, 2015 • 72 min
Edition #918 Today we take a look at the underlying causes of war, just one more reason everyone should be questioning the benefits of capitalism Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2015/04/28) The water wars start at home (Climate)
Apr 28, 2015 • 69 min
Edition #917 Today take a look at water in the US, how we use it and why we’re running out of it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On…
(2015/04/24) The history and current state of abortion (Reproductive Justice)
Apr 24, 2015 • 71 min
Edition #916 Today we listen to some of the stories behind the policies and personal choices being made about abortion in America Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2015/04/21) A fight for survival (#BlackLivesMatter)
Apr 21, 2015 • 71 min
Edition #915 Today we take a brief look at the Walter Scott killing, just one of the several recent police killings of unarmed black men in America, as well as examining the broader system in which these killings are allowed to…
(2015/04/17) Looking for something better (Capitalism)
Apr 17, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #914 Today we examine why capitalism is so firmly ingrained and held up in our culture as being synonymous with freedom, meritocracy and fairness despite all of the evidence to the contrary Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/04/14) Refusing to tolerate intolerance (LGBTQ Rights)
Apr 14, 2015 • 72 min
Edition #913 Today we take a look at what anti-gay conservatives hoped would be a quite strike against equality in Indiana but turned into a nation-wide backlash against the forces of intolerance. Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/04/10) Poking the watchful eye (NSA Spying)
Apr 10, 2015 • 75 min
Edition #912 Today we take another look at what spying the government is engaged in and a few ideas to protect yourself. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell -…
(2015/04/07) Emasculation Nation (Rape and Intimate Partner Violence)
Apr 7, 2015 • 70 min
Edition #911 Today we take a look at some of the causes and consequences of anti-feminism, rape and intimate partner violence Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2012/03/17) The US Empire and the Ring of Power (Foreign Policy) (Repost)
Apr 3, 2015 • 75 min
Edition #586 The US Empire and the Ring of Power Act 1: Heart Mind-O-Matic - Mark Fiore - Air Date: 02-20-12 Song 1: M.I.B. Main Theme - Danny Elfman Act 2: US government doesn’t talk about the drone war - Counterspin Air Date:…
(2015/03/31) A cascade of embarrassments (Health Care)
Mar 31, 2015 • 75 min
Edition #910 Today we take a look at how our current health care system is pathetic compared to the Single Payer alternative and how conservatives are trying to dismantle the small amount of recent progress that’s been made Be part of…
(2015/03/27) Debunking the doubters (Climate)
Mar 27, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #909 It seems that almost all of the progressive climate change news these days is focused on how crazy the climate change deniers are. I guess this is better than the present-both-sides attitude but it still makes me long for a future where…
(2015/03/24) Unfair housing, unfair society (Racism)
Mar 24, 2015 • 75 min
Edition #908 Today we take a look at the history of housing discrimination in the US and the connection of those polices to the systemic racism and social unrest in places like Ferguson, MO Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/03/20) Propaganda and warmongering (Netanyahu and the GOP letter to Iran)
Mar 20, 2015 • 76 min
Edition #907 Today we take a look at how the GOP in the US is working hand-in-glove with the neoconservative Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, to derail peace negotiations and stroke war with Iran Be part of the show! Leave…
(2015/03/17) Crushing our potential with student debt (Education)
Mar 17, 2015 • 73 min
Edition #906 Today we take a look at the effects of student debt, the benefits of making college free and what beyond money is needed Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A…
(2015/03/13) Personal, societal and environmental health (Food System)
Mar 13, 2015 • 73 min
Edition #905 Today we take a look at what we put in our bodies, how it gets there and how we could do things differently for the betterment of all Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2015/03/10) Opt for compassion and inclusion (Transgender Rights)
Mar 10, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #904 Today we take a look at the path many transgender individuals must walk as well as some of the tragic outcomes that are the result of being blocked from that path Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2015/03/06) Theory vs practice (Libertarianism)
Mar 6, 2015 • 73 min
Edition #903 Today we take a look at the asininity of the modern, American-style Libertarian movement Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On…
(2015/03/03) The P Word (Racism) - Rerun
Mar 3, 2015 • 66 min
Edition #850 Today we hammer home the details about white privilege once and for all so that there will never be any further confusion about it ever Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2015/02/27) Rethinking the fundamentals of drugs and addiction (Drug War)
Feb 27, 2015 • 72 min
Edition #902 Today we take a look at not only the destructive forces at work within the drug war but also look deeper at the causes of addiction and drug abuse that could change all of your preconceived notions on the topic and maybe even our society…
(2015/02/24) The wealth divide and the crumbling bridge across it (Economics)
Feb 24, 2015 • 78 min
Edition #901 Today we take a look at the extreme wealth inequality that’s plaguing our nation, the insufficient attempts to correct the problem as well as it’s underlying causes Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/02/20) Stuff we shouldn’t have to explain anymore (Feminism)
Feb 20, 2015 • 73 min
Edition #900 Today we get some reminders about what feminism is and what is isn’t, plus make an effort to explain the pay gap in ways that, at long last, everyone can understand Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/02/17) Work still to be done (LGBTQ Rights)
Feb 17, 2015 • 73 min
Edition #899 Today we take a look at the fact that marriage equality is sweeping the nation and yet it’s clear to see that we still have a long way to go to establish full equality in all aspects Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/02/13) Ignorance and fear sending us backwards (Vaccinations)
Feb 13, 2015 • 73 min
Edition #898 I can’t even believe that this is a thing. The anti-science sentiments march on in this country and they’re putting us all at risk of a resurgence of eradicated diseases Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/02/10) Economics disguised as politics (Cuba and Greece)
Feb 10, 2015 • 71 min
Edition #897 Today we take a look at the major new stories involving a couple of small countries dealing with their much-larger neighbors Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A…
(2015/02/06) Resisting global corporate takeover (Trans-Pacific Partnership)
Feb 6, 2015 • 77 min
Edition #896 Today we take a look at what the TPP is all about, why it’s being negotiated in total secrecy and why we need to resist it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2015/02/03) Living like the world is ending (Climate)
Feb 3, 2015 • 75 min
Edition #895 Today we check in with our crumbling ecological system and the fastest-growing movement of it’s kind that’s facing off against the fossil fuel companies Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2015/01/30) Dispelling the selective memory of Dr. Martin Luther King
Jan 30, 2015 • 75 min
Edition #894 Today we take a look at the legacy of Martin Luther King as it was taught to us and fill in the gaps that were left out. Turns out it was no accident those gaps were left in the first place. Be part of the show! Leave a message…
(2015/01/27) Bringing harm, one patriarchal policy at a time (Abortion Rights)
Jan 27, 2015 • 72 min
Edition #893 Today we take the actual harm caused by restrictive abortion policies and some ways to reframe the debate Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2015/01/23) Fearing and hating what we don’t understand (Religion)
Jan 23, 2015 • 76 min
Edition #892 Today we take a look at the propaganda we’re fed to convince us that muslims are dangerous and examine why it’s bullshit Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Support The Good…
(2015/01/20) Freedom, terrorism and where we stand (Charlie Hebdo)
Jan 20, 2015 • 77 min
Edition #891 Today we take a look at the terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, including the hypocrisies, the missed points and a reassessment of the place of non-muslims in the War on Islamic Extremism™ Be part of…
(2006/05/08) He May Be a Failure, but He’s Our Failure (Colbert’s Correspondents Dinner Speech)
Jan 16, 2015 • 59 min
A special rerun episode from 2006 when Stephen Colbert was invited to give the keynote at the White House Coorespondents Dinner. Getting sick this week gives me the perfect excuse to replay this just after The Colbert Report came to a close.
(2015/01/13) Why privacy matters (NSA Spying)
Jan 13, 2015 • 68 min
Edition #890 Today we take a look at how over-policing and the threat of constant surveillance chips away at freedom in direct and indirect ways and why you should be concerned (if it weren’t already obvious) Be part of the show! Leave a…
(2015/01/09) The system is built to fail (Injustice System)
Jan 9, 2015 • 71 min
Edition #889 Today we look at the interplay between a system of structural racism and our (in)justice system and beg the question: is the system broken or is it working just as intended? Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2015/01/06) The continuing march toward reform (Money in Politics)
Jan 6, 2015 • 72 min
Edition #888 Today we continue to look at the effect of money in politics and follow the campaigns you can support that are actively working to reform the system Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2015/01/01) Making Provisions (Poverty)
Jan 2, 2015 • 74 min
Edition #887 Today we take a look at the state of poverty in America and some ideas of how to address it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the…
(2014/03/23) The affliction of wealth on people and society (Economics) (Repost)
Dec 30, 2014 • 73 min
Edition #811 Today we look at some of the reasons why rich people have a tendency to be some of the worst people on the planet and how their actions make things worse for everyone, including themselves. Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A…
(2014/05/19) Bad in principle and in practice (Death Penalty) (Repost)
Dec 26, 2014 • 76 min
Edition #828 Today we look at what benefits there are in having a death penalty (none) and which elements of it are fundamentally unjust (all) Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act…
(2014/12/23) Our annual collective waste of time (War on Christmas)
Dec 23, 2014 • 66 min
Edition #886 Today, after weeks of discussing the wrongful deaths of unarmed citizens at the hands of brutal policing policies, the illegal and immoral systematic torture of prisoners carried out in our names and the inescapable reach of rape culture…
(2014/12/19) A guide to doing it all wrong (The UVA Story - Rape Culture)
Dec 19, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #885 Today we take a look at the fallout from a badly reported case of rape at a UVA frat house. Rolling Stone seemed to be trying to help but with a completely upside-down approach of how to expose the problems of rape culture, compounded by…
(2014/12/16) One of our Blackest Marks (The Torture Report)
Dec 16, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #884 Today we take a look at the recently released Senate torture report and attempt to give guidance on how it should and should NOT be received Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2014/12/12) Put your money where our future is (Climate)
Dec 12, 2014 • 70 min
Edition #883 Today we take a look at the economics of energy and the implications for the climate. Turns out the pressure to create a clean energy future is making that future a good bet for investors Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2014/12/09) Breakdowns in the systems (Injustice System)
Dec 9, 2014 • 76 min
Edition #882 Today we take a look at the systemic failures, both institutional and psychological, that continue to make injustice the norm throughout our justice system Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
#881 Processing Ferguson, Eric Garner and Beyond (#BlackLivesMatter)
Dec 5, 2014 • 69 min
Edition #881 Today listen and learn from those most deeply effected by the pattern of deaths of black men and women as they talk through their grief and anger Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2014/12/02) Proof of the multiverse theory (Media)
Dec 2, 2014 • 74 min
Edition #880 Today we take a look at the fact that the divisions in our media consumption are creating perspectives of the world which are utterly unrecognizable to one another Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2014/02/05) Don’t eat shit and die (Food) (Repost)
Nov 28, 2014 • 72 min
#796 Turns out there’s a whole lot of stuff wrong with our food supply, including cows eating shit. Like they don’t already have it bad enough. Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act…
(2014/11/25) Capitalism will not set you free (Economics)
Nov 25, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #879 Today we take a look at some of the underlying problems with capitalism and their repercussions Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the…
(2014/11/21) The fight has only just begun (Money in politics)
Nov 21, 2014 • 78 min
Edition #878 Today we take a look at how the fight against money in politics is going in the wake of the 2014 election and where it’s going looking forward Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2014/11/18) Hair of the dog (Election)
Nov 18, 2014 • 75 min
Edition #877 To day we take a look at the election to see what went right, what went wrong and why. Plus, how to fix the problems for the future. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A…
(2014/11/14) Hey girl, you want me to respect your personal space? (Street Harassment)
Nov 14, 2014 • 78 min
Edition #876 Today we take a look at why street harassment, from the most vile to the most seemingly innocuous, is holding back the fight for equality and making half the population feel like targets for abuse Be part of the show! Leave a message at…
(2014/11/11) Rising tide of climate change deniers and sea levels (Climate)
Nov 11, 2014 • 73 min
Edition #875 Today we take a look at some of the potential environmental fallout of the recent US elections Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the…
(2014/11/07) Debating the structures of extremism (Religion)
Nov 7, 2014 • 79 min
Edition #874 Today we examine the fallout of the discussion between Bill Maher, Sam Harris and Ben Affleck on the subject of Islamic extremism. Turns out it’s complicated. Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
(2014/11/04) The other new Jim Crow (Voting rights)
Nov 4, 2014 • 78 min
Edition #873 Today we take a look at the ways the Republican Party has been working to suppress voter turnout to benefit their electoral chances while claiming to be stopping voter fraud which basically doesn’t exist Show Notes Ch….
(2014/06/24) Disinfecting the rot on American democracy (Money in Politics) (Repodcast)
Oct 31, 2014 • 76 min
#839 Today we look at the biggest fundamental problem with American politics and a couple of the biggest plans to fix it Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: There is a Rot at the Core of…
(2014/10/28) Hard to believe that this got political (Ebola)
Oct 28, 2014 • 73 min
Edition #872 Today we take a look at the conscience-shocking ways that conservatives are politicizing the news of very few cases of Ebola in the US Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A…
(2014/10/24) Your child is a widget (Education)
Oct 24, 2014 • 74 min
Edition #871 Today we take a look at some of the larger forces at play that change the way we think about and structure our education system Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2014/10/21) Don’t police me, bro! (Feminism)
Oct 21, 2014 • 68 min
Edition #870 Today we take a look at a variety of ways that (mostly) men attempt to police the actions and choices of (mostly) women, causing nothing but damage as a result Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2014/10/17) Democrats will not save you until the system is fixed (Elections)
Oct 17, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #869 Democrats will not save you until the system is fixed Today we take a look at why no faith should be put in the Democratic Party to fight for progressive goals and how we can go about reforming the system to make all politicians…
(2014/10/14) Questioning capitalism (Economics)
Oct 14, 2014 • 75 min
Edition #868 Questioning capitalism Today we take a look at the big picture of the paradigm we live in and the priorities we take for granted, then question them all Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show…
(2014/10/10) Mind the coverage gap (Health Care)
Oct 10, 2014 • 76 min
Edition #867 Mind the coverage gap Today we take a look at the progress of the states adopting the medicaid expansion option created by the Affordable Care Act, what’s happening to those who continue to reject it and, as always, we get a…
(2014/10/07) The People’s Climate March (Climate)
Oct 7, 2014 • 76 min
Edition #866 The People’s Climate March Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Peoples Climate March -…
(2014/10/03) Structural failures that lead us to war (Media)
Oct 3, 2014 • 76 min
Edition #865 Today we look on in horror as the media once again leads us to war and we examine the underlying reasons why the media will continue to fail us Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2014/09/30) The definition of insanity (Foreign Policy)
Sep 30, 2014 • 74 min
Edition #864 The definition of insanity Today we take a look at the problem we’ve made worse in the Middle East and why we can’t fix it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch….
(2014/09/26) Fighting the tide of lost freedoms (Privacy Rights)
Sep 26, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #863 Fighting the tide of lost freedoms Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Memories Of Freedom -…
(2014/09/23) Male dominance as a social disease (Feminism)
Sep 23, 2014 • 71 min
Edition #862 Today we take a look at violence against women, both physical and political Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2:…
(2014/05/25) The evil that we deplore (Foreign Policy)
Sep 19, 2014 • 68 min
Edition #829 The evil that we deplore Today we check out a rerun episode with particular relevance to today. Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: History Does Not Let Go…
(2014/09/16) More reasons than you should need to oppose it (Death Penalty)
Sep 16, 2014 • 73 min
Edition #861 There are more reasons than you should need to oppose it Today we see that literally no matter what angle you look from, the death penalty is impossible to be in favor of Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2014/09/12) Understanding how we got here (Racism)
Sep 12, 2014 • 74 min
Edition #860 Understanding how we got here Today we take a look at some of the historical contexts of racism and how those structures are still functioning today Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement…
(2014/09/09) Momentum on our biggest problem (Money in politics)
Sep 9, 2014 • 78 min
Edition #859 Momentum on our biggest problem Today we bask in the rare glow of hope, cautious optimism and barely-perceptible progress on the problem of money in politics. Hooray! Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
(2014/09/06) The fight for fundamental equality (Abortion Rights)
Sep 6, 2014 • 76 min
Edition #858 The fight for fundamental equality Today we take a look at some of the fights being waged, setbacks and successes of the abortion rights movement Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On…
(2014/09/03) People standing as one (Global Warming)
Sep 3, 2014 • 73 min
Edition #857 People standing as one Today we take a look at some of the reasons we need action on climate change as well as some of the ways people are getting together to fight back Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2014/08/30) Racism as a paradigm (Media)
Aug 30, 2014 • 79 min
Edition #856 Racism as a paradigm Today we take a look at how the media reinforces all of the existing, societal assumptions about race and we use a new analogy to describe the paradigm of racial privilege Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2013/06/28) Positive ideas and protests for change (Economics) (Repost)
Aug 27, 2014 • 71 min
Edition #730 Positive ideas and protests for change Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: It’s Not Your Fault - Lee Camp - Air Date: 04-16-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Don’t blame yourself - Sixpence None the…
(2014/08/24) Just the most recent spotlight on militarized racism (#Ferguson)
Aug 24, 2014 • 77 min
Edition #855 Just the most recent spotlight on militarized racism Today we take a look at the short and long-term effects of the combined forces of decades of systemic racism and the military-industrial complex as seem through the lens of…
(2014/08/21) Would-be oppressors with a victim mentality (LGBTQ Rights)
Aug 21, 2014 • 70 min
Edition #854 Would-be oppressors with a victim mentality Today we take a look at the actual right to be treated equally and the fictional right some claim they have to discriminate against others Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2014/08/18) What we have done to some folks (Torture)
Aug 18, 2014 • 68 min
Edition #853 What we have done to some folks Today we’re going to hear about the shifting of the winds regarding how we talk about the torture we committed over the past decade. We’ll also hear from an Irish victim of British torture tactics…
(2014/08/16) Trickle up, up and overseas economics (Corporations)
Aug 15, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #852 Trickle up, up and overseas economics Today we take a look at the ways in which the game is rigged to keep executive pay high, worker pay low and corporate welfare flowing Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2014/08/12) To selectively protect and serve (Injustice System)
Aug 12, 2014 • 74 min
Edition #851 To selectively protect and serve Today we look at a variety of ways in which the justice system utterly fails to deliver anything resembling justice Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement…
(2014/08/09) The P Word (Racism)
Aug 9, 2014 • 67 min
Edition #850 The P Word Today we hammer home the details about white privilege once and for all so that there will never be any further confusion about ever Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On…
(2014/08/06) The planners and the deniers (Global Warming)
Aug 6, 2014 • 73 min
Edition #849 The planners and the deniers Today we look at some of the people and the plans they have to help save the climate as well as some of the deniers and how to deal with them Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2014/08/03) Wars and words (Media)
Aug 3, 2014 • 65 min
Edition #848 Wars and words Today we take a look at ways the media loves to spin the facts of war, start new wars and generally support the people with the power to start wars Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell -…
(2014/07/31) Refugees at the border (Immigration)
Jul 31, 2014 • 71 min
Edition #847 Refugees at the border Today we take a look at how our arguments over immigration policy is causing emotional flare ups around what should be an uncomplicated issue of a rich, developed nation offering help to refugees fleeing…
(2014/07/28) The Israeli incursion into Gaza (Special Event)
Jul 28, 2014 • 75 min
Edition #846 The Israeli incursion into Gaza Today we take an overview of the current conflict between Israel and Gaza. There are war crimes on both sides but a large asymmetry of power Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2014/07/25) Another reason why we need single payer (Hobby Lobby)
Jul 25, 2014 • 66 min
Edition #845 Another reason why we need single payer Today we take a look at the Hobby Lobby ruling from the Supreme Court. Just as with money in politics, I’m pretty sure they’re just trying to make the status quo so outrageously bad that…
(2014/07/22) Fools and money (Conservatives)
Jul 22, 2014 • 73 min
Edition #844 Fools and money Today we take a look at a few ways how and why conservatives are being systematically fooled to the benefit of the elite Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the…
(2013/07/19) How we treat those we are responsible for (Prison Nation) (Repodcast)
Jul 18, 2014 • 73 min
Edition #737 How we treat those we are responsible for Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The Aryan Brotherhood’s ‘Jihadist’ Murder Streak in the U.S. - The Young Turks - Air Date: 04-03-13 Ch….
(2014/07/14) All but the rich agree we need change (Wealth Divide)
Jul 14, 2014 • 67 min
Edition #843 All but the rich agree we need change Today we take a look at the facts and the folly of the vast and growing wealth gap in the US. The good news is that everyone agrees we should take action to fix the problem, we just need to…
(2013/07/25) Cause and effect (Foreign Policy) (Repodcast)
Jul 10, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #739 Cause and effect Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The New Iraq and Rumsfeld’s Rules - le Show - Air Date 5-19-13 Ch. 3: Act 2: Honor And Duty According To Dick Cheney - Jimmy Dore…
(2014/07/06) The education industry (Education)
Jul 6, 2014 • 70 min
Edition #842 The education industry Today we take a look at couple of ways smart job-creators have come up with to make people pay for portions of our education system that should either not exist or be free, thereby creating wealth for…
(2014/07/02) Hope dies last (Climate)
Jul 2, 2014 • 71 min
Edition #841 Hope dies last Today we hear about climate progress from Obama and climate denial from bought-off Republicans, we clarify how to talk about it and what we’re actually trying to save and maintain hope in the face of daunting…
(2014/06/28) Trials and tribulations (Trans Rights)
Jun 28, 2014 • 77 min
Edition #840 Trials and tribulations Today we hear some personal and some political stories that give insight into the trans experience in America Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the…
(2014/06/24) Disinfecting the rot on American democracy (Money in Politics)
Jun 24, 2014 • 76 min
Edition #839 Disinfecting the rot on American democracy Today we look at the biggest fundamental problem with American politics and a couple of the biggest plans to fix it Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
(2014/06/21) Double dose of duplicity (Foreign Policy)
Jun 21, 2014 • 73 min
Edition #838 Double dose of duplicity Today we look at the absurdly politicized reactions to the prisoner swap to retrieve Bowe Bergdahl and the PTSD-inducing media blitz of Bush-era neocons spouting their discredited opinions about the…
(2014/06/18) One year after Snowden (NSA Spying)
Jun 18, 2014 • 75 min
Edition #837 One year after Snowden Today we look at where we are, in the wake of the Snowden revelations from one year ago, and where we may be heading with our relationship to the concept of privacy Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2014/06/15) The case for reparations (Racism)
Jun 15, 2014 • 76 min
Edition #836 The case for reparations Today we explain once again what white privilege is and isn’t and then take a look at the case for reparations for slavery Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a…
(2014/06/12) Speak up on the future of the Internet (Net Neutrality)
Jun 12, 2014 • 68 min
Edition #835 Speak up on the future of the Internet Today we look at how the Internet could look if we let the cable baron’s lobbyists, including the one appointed to the FCC by Barack Obama, get their way and what we can do to stop…
(2014/06/09) Somewhere between anarchy and tyranny (Health Care)
Jun 9, 2014 • 75 min
Edition #834 Somewhere between anarchy and tyranny Support our fundraiser! Today we take a look at the unnecessarily-slow, yet undeniable progress being made in the push to insure all Americans Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond…
(2014/06/06) Objectified, harassed, abused, killed (Misogyny)
Jun 6, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #833 Objectified, harassed, abused, killed Support our fundraiser! Today we look at some of the effects, large and small, of living in a systemically misogynist culture. Turns out they’re not good. Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening…
(2014/06/03) It costs money to either save or destroy the world (Climate)
Jun 3, 2014 • 69 min
Edition #832 It costs money to either save or destroy the world Support our fundraiser! https://bestoftheleft.nationbuilder.com/fundraiser Today we look at the financial realities of both action and inaction on climate change….
(2014/05/31) The scales are systemically tipped (Media)
May 31, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #831 The scales are systemically tipped Today we look at just a few of the things that are fundamentally broken about the way our corporate media system works Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch….
(2014/05/28) Misguided and hypocritical (War on Drugs)
May 28, 2014 • 68 min
Edition #830 Misguided and hypocritical Today we look at some of the benefits of marijuana legalization and the hypocritical asininity of those who oppose it Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1:…
(2014/05/25) The evil that we deplore (Foreign Policy)
May 25, 2014 • 70 min
Edition #829 The evil that we deplore Today we look ahead to the forthcoming report on America’s torture program and back at the process by which we keep getting ourselves into these situations Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell,…
(2014/01/30) Scientific literacy and how to get there (Education) (Repost)
May 22, 2014 • 73 min
Edition #794 Scientific literacy and how to get there Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: TN Student Speaks Out About Common Core, Teacher Evaluations, and Educational Data - Ethan Young - Air Date:…
(2014/05/19) Bad in principle and in practice (Death Penalty)
May 19, 2014 • 76 min
Edition #828 Bad in principle and in practice Today we look at what benefits there are in having a death penalty (none) and which elements of it are fundamentally unjust (all) Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott…
(2014/05/16) Perspective Taking (Racism)
May 16, 2014 • 75 min
Edition #827 Perspective Taking Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: A Brief History of White Privilege, Racism and Oppression in America - Acronym TV (@dennistrainorjr) - Air Date: 04-29-14 Ch. 3: Song…
(2014/05/13) Work is work is work (Wage and Respect Gap)
May 13, 2014 • 70 min
Edition #826 Work is work is work Today we take a delightfully nuanced look at the causes of the gender pay gap and then likely make a lot of people uncomfortable with the idea that sex work isn’t inherently evil Ch. 1: Intro -…
(2014/05/10) This might be the solution (Money in politics)
May 10, 2014 • 71 min
Edition #825 This might be the solution Today we look at the classic issue of how money in politics has totally fucked us all and at one way to possibly turn the tables. Details at MayOne.us Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell,…
(2014/05/07) Investing in a green future (Climate)
May 7, 2014 • 76 min
Edition #824 Investing in a green future Today we lament the fact that conservatives used to be less-wildly wrong on climate change than they are now and look at some ways the rest of us can start investing in a green future without their…
(2014/05/04) It makes moral and economic sense (Minimum Wage)
May 4, 2014 • 75 min
Edition #823 It makes moral and economic sense Today we look at the reasons why it’s both moral and economically sound to raise the minimum wage to a reasonable level and why those who oppose this change are stupid, wrong and ugly…
(2014/05/01) It might have something to do with race (Immigration)
May 1, 2014 • 73 min
Edition #822 It might have something to do with race Today we look at the immigration debate and ponder how conservatives may feel about the issue if those immigrants were a slightly lighter shade Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond…
(2014/04/28) The arc of history and the stumbles along the way (LGBTQ Rights)
Apr 28, 2014 • 74 min
Edition #821 The arc of history and the stumbles along the way Today we examine the old and new ways of looking at the LGBTQ community. We’ve come a long ways but we’re still falling short of the mark. Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond…
(2014/04/25) More misplaced incentive structures (Education)
Apr 25, 2014 • 74 min
Edition #820 More misplaced incentive structures Today we look at what happens when you add a profit motive to the education system. You may be surprised to learn that some people are more interested in profit than education. Ch. 1:…
(2014/04/22) Incentives have consequences (Injustice system)
Apr 22, 2014 • 74 min
Edition #819 Incentives have consequences Today we look at the rotten underbelly of our ‘corrections’ system, who it victimizes and who it profits. Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Kids for…
(2014/04/20) Burn it to the ground (NSA Spying)
Apr 19, 2014 • 74 min
Edition #818 Burn it to the ground Today we attempt to watch the watchers and see if there’s anything to be done about them. Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Drones, metadata, and Dirty Wars…
(2013/12/06) Being of two minds (Health Care)
Apr 16, 2014 • 70 min
Edition #779 Being of two minds Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Let us whisper of a dream - The Good Fight - Air Date 11-21-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Boulevard of broken dreams - Green Day Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2013/11/12) Overthrowing Plutonomy (Economics)
Apr 13, 2014 • 71 min
Edition #773 Overthrowing Plutonomy Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Plutonomy - Common Sense with Dan Carlin - Air Date: 10-06-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Cosmic love - Florence + The Machine Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2014/04/10) The power of words (Trans Rights)
Apr 10, 2014 • 76 min
Edition #817 The power of words Today we look at the words we use to talk about trans issues and realize the profound impact they have on how we see the issue. Plus there’s some bathroom talk because that’s the greatest threat to the freedom…
(2014/04/07) Dog whistle politics (Racism)
Apr 7, 2014 • 74 min
Edition #816 Dog whistle politics Today we look at how racism is strategically used to gain power for Republicans and funnel money to corporations. And here you thought it was just about keeping them away from the white women. Ch….
(2014/04/04) Past and future destruction (Climate)
Apr 4, 2014 • 69 min
Edition #815 Past and future destruction Today we look at the past and future destruction caused by fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions as well as our lackluster attempt to equip ourselves with a climate-friendly, terrorism-resistant…
(2014/04/01) No corporate news is good news (Media)
Apr 1, 2014 • 67 min
Edition #814 No corporate news is good news Today we take a look at the various ways the corporate media regularly embarrasses itself while in search of ratings from ever-more narrow slivers of potential viewers. Ch. 1: Intro -…
(2014/03/29) Intolerant of discrimination and proud of it (Reproductive Rights)
Mar 29, 2014 • 69 min
Edition #813 Intolerant of discrimination and proud of it Today we look at the inane battle being waged over some christian business owners proclaimed right to discriminate against their female employees reproductive rights based on junk…
(2014/03/26) Sadly grasping at cakes (LGBTQ Rights)
Mar 26, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #812 Pathetically grasping at cakes Today we look at the last gasps of the anti-LGBTQ movement in the US but also take a glimpse at Uganda where we can see the types of laws the religious fundamentalists would like to impose here if…
(2014/03/23) The affliction of wealth on people and society (Economics)
Mar 23, 2014 • 73 min
Edition #811 The affliction of wealth on people and society Today we look at some of the reasons why rich people have a tendency to be some of the worst people on the planet and how their actions make things worse for everyone, including…
(2014/03/20) That thing in Ukraine that’s happening (Foreign Policy)
Mar 20, 2014 • 71 min
Edition #810 That thing in Ukraine that’s happening Today we take a look at Ukraine and Russia, ponder whether there’s anything for us to do about the situation there and wonder why conservatives are super-gay for bad-boy-strong-man Vladimir…
(2014/03/16) A look in the mirror and the rear view mirror (Progressives)
Mar 16, 2014 • 71 min
Edition #809 A look in the mirror and the rear view mirror Today we take look at some progressives from the past a present and what they’re up to. Starts to make you wonder if our best days are behind us. Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A…
(2014/03/13) Heart of Darkness (Conservatives)
Mar 13, 2014 • 76 min
Edition #808 Heart of Darkness Today we take a look at what some conservatives have been up to lately, including a glimpse at their yearly display of insanity at the ultraconservative CPAC conference Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond…
(2014/03/10) Like men, only cheaper (Feminism)
Mar 10, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #807 Like men, only cheaper Today we watch as conservatives clumsily try to hold back the rising tide of gender equality. It’s quite sad, really. Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The…
(2014/03/07) Moment of truth (Climate/Keystone XL)
Mar 7, 2014 • 70 min
Edition #806 Moment of truth Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Keystone XL - Time to end the addiction - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-31-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Addiction - Medina Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2014/03/04) Unequal justice under the law (The (in)justice system)
Mar 4, 2014 • 75 min
Edition #805 Unequal justice under the law Today we look at the stick of justice in America and who’s getting the short end of it. Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Chris Hayes: I was nearly…
(2014/03/01) Knowing our history and seeing it echo today (Racism)
Mar 1, 2014 • 77 min
Edition #804 Knowing our history and seeing it echo today Today we look at how history shapes the present, how we can shape the future and how change is inevitable. Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2:…
(2014/02/26) Resistance is the only hope (Capitalism)
Feb 26, 2014 • 76 min
Edition #803 Resistance is the only hope You remember that movie “The Neverending Story”? I grew up with that movie but didn’t realize until much later how “The Nothing”, the apocalyptic, all-consuming, evil force threatening to destroy the…
(2014/02/23) The seamy underbelly (Conservatives)
Feb 23, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #802 The seamy underbelly Today we look behind the curtain of conservatives, libertarians and the Republican party. What we find isn’t pretty. Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: How to…
(2014/02/20) If you’re talking about genitals then you’ve missed the point (Trans* Rights)
Feb 20, 2014 • 69 min
Edition #801 If you’re talking about genitals then you’ve missed the point Today I take my second crack at discussing trans* rights. Last time I tried it didn’t go over too well so today we find out if I’ve learned from my mistakes and if others…
(2014/02/17) A parody of itself (Media)
Feb 17, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #800 A parody of itself I’m eternally grateful for how ridiculously terrible the mainstream media is. If not for their utter and nearly constant failures I’m quite sure I never would have been inspired to start this show in the first…
(2014/02/14) Rise of the gatekeepers (Net Neutrality)
Feb 14, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #799 Rise of the gatekeepers Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Why This Ruling On Net Neutrality Is A Disaster - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-15-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Bad news - Kanye West Ch….
(2014/02/11) Learning to play nice with human nature (War on Drugs)
Feb 11, 2014 • 70 min
Edition #798 Learning to play nice with human nature Today we look at the evolution of bullshit reasons there have been to prohibit consumption of marijuana: from the bullshit reasons scared white people came up with to ban it originally to…
(2014/02/08) Trouble at the old pharm (Health Care)
Feb 8, 2014 • 75 min
Edition #797 Trouble at the old pharm Today we take a look at the seedy underbelly of the industry that creates all of those wonderful, life-saving drugs that sit at the crossroads of western medicine and western capitalism. Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A…
(2014/02/07) The fourth dimension (Sample of Member’s Content)
Feb 7, 2014 • 36 min
Bonus Edition #25 The fourth dimension Today I discuss the elements of time and perspective. References include: Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies by The Upthink Lab 99% Invisible - Episode 91: Wild Ones Live GOING THE DISTANCE: On and off…
(2014/02/05) Don’t eat shit and die (Food)
Feb 5, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #796 Don’t eat shit and die Turns out there’s a whole lot of stuff wrong with our food supply, including cows eating shit. Like they don’t already have it bad enough. Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1:…
(2014/02/02) It’s hot, it’s cold, it’s polluted (Climate/Energy)
Feb 2, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #795 It’s hot, it’s cold, it’s polluted Who knew that incredibly complex weather patterns could be explained but something other than thoughtless gut reaction? We learn about the polar vortex, the West Virginia chemical spill and the life…
(2014/01/30) Scientific literacy and how to get there (Education)
Jan 30, 2014 • 73 min
Edition #794 Scientific literacy and how to get there Today we hear what works and what doesn’t when it comes to teaching kids in school. We also hear about the importance of scientific literacy and what’s holding so many of us back from…
(2014/01/27) Our social safety sieve (Economics)
Jan 27, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #793 Our social safety sieve Today we look at low-income individuals and the social programs that serve them to try to figure out once and for all if poor people are human or not and whether they should be helped or thrown to the wolves for…
(2014/01/24) Don’t get down with TPP (Corporate Takeover)
Jan 24, 2014 • 75 min
Edition #792 Don’t get down with TPP Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Corporations Determined To Rule The World - Disorderly Conduct (@Dis_Con) - Air Date 10-31-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Comin’ back for more - Robert…
(2014/01/21) We just earned a D grade (Reproductive Rights)
Jan 21, 2014 • 76 min
Edition #791 We just earned a D grade Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Anti-abortion Ohio legislator never thought about women - Rachel @maddow - Air Date: 9-8-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: I don’t think about it - Emily…
(2014/01/17) A smorgasbord of folly (Foreign Policy)
Jan 17, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #790 A smorgasbord of folly Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: One minute Middle East update - @MarkFiore - Air Date: 01-14-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Hard to explain - The Riptide Movement Ch. 4: Act 2:…
Repodcast: (2011/02/15) A collection of embarrassments (Media)
Jan 14, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #456 A collection of embarrassments Act 1: Kirk Cameron less crazy than CNN - Majority Report Song 1: My brother the ape - They might be giants Act 2: Bananas, the atheist’s nightmare Act 3: Michelle ‘my butt’ - Media Matters Song 3: Solsbury…
(2014/01/11) Republicans are people too (Conservatives)
Jan 11, 2014 • 70 min
Edition #789 Republicans are people too Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Are Obama Haters Worse Than Bush Haters? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-17-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: One of Us - Chorus - The Lion King 2:…
(2014/01/08) Harassment in place of police work (Racism)
Jan 8, 2014 • 71 min
Edition #788 Harassment in place of police work Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Stop-and-Frisk: The High School Senior - Change the NYPD - Air Date: 7-29-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Going home - Niklas Aman Ch. 4: Act…
(2014/01/05) Good news, bad news for paranoia sufferers (NSA Spying)
Jan 5, 2014 • 72 min
Edition #787 Good news, bad news for paranoia sufferers Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Demand a Digital Bill of Rights - The Progressive Magazine - Air Date: 12-10-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Count on Me - Bruno…
(2014/01/02) Following the money, the gas and a table (Climate)
Jan 2, 2014 • 68 min
Edition #786 Following the money, the gas and a table Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Climate Change is a Thing and the Science Behind it is Real - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 10-29-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: I didn’t…
(2013/12/30) Time’s Person of the Year (The Pope)
Dec 30, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #785 Time’s Person of the Year Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: GOP: The Pope has Some Lessons for you - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 07-30-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Dou Way Robyn - Sancta Mater Ch. 4: Act 2: The…
Repodcast: (2013/02/19) Drones are not the problem, they just highlight the problem (Foreign Policy)
Dec 27, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #690 Drones are not the problem, they just highlight the problem Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Leaked Memo Reveals Shocking Drone Policy - The David Pakman Show - Air Date: 02-05-13 Ch. 3: Song 1:…
Repodcast: (2013/02/10) Corporations are not immoral, they’re amoral (Economics)
Dec 24, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #686 Part 1: Corporations are not immoral, they’re amoral Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Why Do You Do What You Do? - Lee Camp - Air Date: 12-27-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Motivation - Quietdrive Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2013/12/21) Christmas in black and white (War on Christmas™)
Dec 21, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #784 Christmas in black and white Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Genesis of Bill O’Reilly’s War On Christmas - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date 12-6-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Ding Dong Merrily On High - Manor House…
(2013/12/18) Humans are just terrible (Rape Culture)
Dec 18, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #783 Humans are just terrible Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Anonymous Targets Missouri Town Over Dropped Rape Charges | Another Steubenville? - The Young Turks - Air Date: 10-16-13 Ch. 3: Song 1:…
(2013/12/15) Not just bad, face-palm bad (Media)
Dec 15, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #782 Not just bad, face-palm bad Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Do MSNBC Hosts Get Pressured To Be Partisan? - The Young Turks - Air Date: 10-19-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: On our way - The Royal Concept Ch. 4:…
(2013/12/12) Nelson Mandela: Free at last
Dec 12, 2013 • 77 min
Edition #781 Nelson Mandela: Free at last Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Nelson Mandela 1918-2013 - All in with Chris Hayes - Air Date: 12-5-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Nelson Mandela - Special AKA Ch. 4: Act 2: Nelson…
(2013/12/09) Congress just got slightly less unmitigatedly horrific (Filibuster)
Dec 9, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #780 Congress just got slightly less unmitigatedly horrific Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: It’s Time to go ‘Nuclear’ on the Filibuster! - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 11-20-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: You’re not…
(2013/12/06) Being of two minds (Health Care)
Dec 6, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #779 Being of two minds Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Let us whisper of a dream - The Good Fight - Air Date 11-21-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Boulevard of broken dreams - Green Day Ch. 4: Act 2: Obamacare is…
(2013/12/03) Emphasis on the T (LGBTQ Rights)
Dec 3, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #778 Emphasis on the T Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Is America Ready to Discuss Transgender Issues? - Majority Report - Air Date: 08-23-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Get over it - Ok Go Ch. 4: Act 2: Is Gender…
(2013/01/08) Time to wind it down (Foreign Policy) (Repodcast)
Nov 29, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #676 Time to wind it down Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Is It Time to End the Global War on Terror? - Rachel Maddow - Air Date 11-30-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: New Normal - Phil Joel Ch. 4: Act 2: Champions…
(2013/11/25) Laboring in badly-designed machines (Labor Movement)
Nov 25, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #777 Laboring in badly-designed machines Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Is the American Dream a Reality? - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 10-02-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: You are dreaming - Shout Out Louds Ch….
(2013/11/21) Everybody Snoops (NSA Spying)
Nov 21, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #776 Everybody Snoops Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: NSA Back Up, Always On, Always Watching - The Good Fight - Air Date 11-14-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Don’t Worry, We’ll Be Watching You - Gotye Ch. 4:…
(2013/11/18) Another terrible pipeline (School-to-prison)
Nov 18, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #775 Another terrible pipeline Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: What to do with the Slaves When They are no Longer Needed? - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 08-12-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Profit - The Mammals Ch. 4:…
(2013/11/15) Proud traditions and cultural norms (Racism)
Nov 15, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #774 Proud traditions and cultural norms Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Police Chief’s “Apology Heard ‘Round The World” to John Lewis - StoryofAmerica - Air Date: 06-18-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: One love -…
(2013/11/12) Overthrowing Plutonomy (Economics)
Nov 12, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #773 Overthrowing Plutonomy Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Plutonomy - Common Sense with Dan Carlin - Air Date: 10-06-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Cosmic love - Florence + The Machine Ch. 4: Act 2: There are…
(2013/11/08) The old system was worse, a new system would be better (Health Care)
Nov 8, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #772 The old system was worse, a new system would be better Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Bad website, better coverage, great irony - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date: 11-01-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Only the good…
(2013/11/05) Feminism will save the world (Climate)
Nov 5, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #771 Feminism will save the world Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Campaign for Local Power - New Era Colorado - Air Date: 09-02-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Power to the people - John Lennon & The Plastic Ono…
(2013/11/02) Education is not a commodity (Education)
Nov 2, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #770 Education is not a commodity Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Kindergartners Targeted By School “Reformers” - Majority Report - Air Date: 10-15-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Do the math - The Nadas Ch. 4: Act…
(2013/10/30) Postmortem is prologue (Congressional obstruction)
Oct 30, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #769 Postmortem is prologue Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Shutdown Over, GOP Crushed, Funding Secured (Until January) - The Young Turks - Air Date: 10-17-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: The impression that I get -…
(2013/10/27) Vote the bums out if they’ll let you (Voter suppression)
Oct 27, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #768 Vote the bums out if they’ll let you Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Voter ID Laws Abound After Court’s Decision - CounterSpin - Air Date 7-19-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Shot reverse shot - Jack…
(2013/10/24) Male insecurity is the enemy of all (Feminism)
Oct 24, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #767 Male insecurity is the enemy of all Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Republicans are Rabidly Fixated on One Thing - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 07-22-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Breaking the law - Emeli…
(2013/10/21) The issue through which all other issues flow (Political Corruption)
Oct 21, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #766 The issue through which all other issues flow Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Does Democracy Still Work in America? - The Young Turks - Air Date: 09-08-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: 3 little pigs - Justin…
(2013/10/18) Not corrupted absolutely but getting there (Police State)
Oct 18, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #765 Not corrupted absolutely but getting there Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Court OK’s Barring High IQs for Cops - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 07-14-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Get Smart (Main Theme) -…
(2013/10/15) Because family values (LGBTQ Rights)
Oct 15, 2013 • 75 min
Edition #764 Because family values Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Corey Booker: So What If I’m Gay? - Young Turks - Air Date: 08-29-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: The way I am - Ingrid Michaelson Ch. 4: Act 2: Australian…
(2013/10/12) The ACA markets are open, time to panic (Health Care)
Oct 12, 2013 • 77 min
Edition #763 The ACA markets are open, time to panic Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Signing Up For The ACA, Off To A Good Start - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date 10-4-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Personal Jesus - Johnny…
(2013/10/09) My Stockholm Syndrome hasn’t kicked in yet (Shutdown)
Oct 9, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #762 My Stockholm Syndrome hasn’t kicked in yet Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Obama Should Take a Lesson from Reagan - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 10-02-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Run the show - Tribal…
(2013/10/06) Mind the wealth gap (Economics)
Oct 6, 2013 • 74 min
Edition #761 Mind the wealth gap Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Tax the Rich: An animated fairy tale - California Federation of Teachers - Air Date 12-5-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Happily ever after - Brobdingnagian…
(2013/10/03) We have an eating disorder (Food)
Oct 3, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #760 We have an eating disorder Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The Death of Nutrition - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 05-29-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Johnny Appleseed - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Ch. 4:…
(2013/09/30) As we all fiddle (Climate)
Sep 30, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #759 As we all fiddle Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: If God Came Back - Louis C.K. - Air Date: 07-24-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Knock yourself out - Jon Brion Ch. 4: Act 2: EPA working to tighten standards on…
(2013/09/27) The sickness in our society (Gun Control)
Sep 27, 2013 • 69 min
Edition #758 The sickness in our society Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: More Guns Means More killings - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 09-17-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Welcome to the black parade - My Chemical Romance Ch….
(2013/09/21) Just say no to empire (Foreign Policy)
Sep 21, 2013 • 75 min
Edition #757 Just say no to empire Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: America First - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 07-11-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Don’t waste your breath - Colour Me Wednesday Ch. 4: Act 2: 1953 Iran Coup -…
(2013/09/18) Hard to believe this is actually a debate (Islamophobia)
Sep 18, 2013 • 75 min
Edition #756 Hard to believe this is actually a debate Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Bryan Fischer: America Will Agree with Him & Ban Muslims - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 04-30-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: I’m…
(2013/09/15) Media that leads you to war (Media)
Sep 15, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #755 Media that leads you to war Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Comparing Their News To Our News - The Bill Show - Air Date 8-10-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Aloha Ke Akua - Nahko and Medicine for the People Ch….
(2013/09/12) More stupid, racist policies (Drug War)
Sep 12, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #754 More stupid, racist policies Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Racist War On Weed - New ACLU Report - The Young Turks - Air Date: 06-05-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Jim Crow - John Mellencamp Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2013/09/09) Opposing an attack on Syria (Special Event)
Sep 9, 2013 • 68 min
Edition #753 Opposing an attack on Syria Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Obama, Kerry, and the Greater War Crime - Progressive Magazine - Air Date: 9-4-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Dig down deep - Vandaveer Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2013/09/06) Not intentionally all about racism (Immigration)
Sep 6, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #752 Not intentionally all about racism Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The Heritage Foundation Tries to Kill Immigration Reform with “Research” - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 05-09-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: I…
(2013/09/03) The value of women (Feminism)
Sep 3, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #751 The value of women Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Beyonce - Run the World: LIES - NineteenPercent - Air Date: 5-20-11 Ch. 3: Song 1: Run the World (Girls) - Beyoncé Ch. 4: Act 2: The…
(2013/08/30) The troubling state of the climate, plus jokes (Climate)
Aug 30, 2013 • 76 min
Edition #750 The troubling state of the climate, plus jokes Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Climate Change - David Mitchell’s SoapBox - Air Date: 07-08-10 Ch. 3: Song 1: Clean up - Ari Herstand Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2013/08/27) Exposing the paradigm of economic oppression (Racism)
Aug 27, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #749 Exposing the paradigm of economic oppression Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Black Woman Pretends to Be White, Job Offers Skyrocket - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 04-10-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Call me…
(2013/08/21) Steps forward, steps back (LGBTQ)
Aug 21, 2013 • 68 min
Edition #748 Steps forward, steps back Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The Long Fight For Equality Is Not Over Yet - Dan Savage - Air Date: 7-9-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Together we fight alone - Darlings Ch. 4: Act…
(2013/08/18) The fast food worker walkout (Labor)
Aug 18, 2013 • 67 min
Edition #747 The fast food worker walkout Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Privileged Tech PR Flack: We Make, Unions Take! - Majority Report - Air Date: 07-10-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: There Is Power In a Union - Billy…
(2013/08/15) Andy Griffith for President (NSA Spying)
Aug 15, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #746 Andy Griffith for President Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Andy Griffith Vs. the Patriot Act - The Andy Griffith Show - Air Date: 07-17-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: The Andy Griffith Show theme Ch. 4: Act…
(2013/08/12) The trial of Bradley Manning
Aug 12, 2013 • 74 min
Edition #745 The trial of Bradley Manning Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Media’s Non-Coverage Of Bradley Manning - CounterSpin - Air Date 7-19-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Never there - Cake Ch. 4: Act 2: Bradley…
(2013/08/09) Obamacare is not enough (Health Care)
Aug 9, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #744 Obamacare is not enough Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Fighting In The Trenches For Reasonable Health Care - David Feldman Show - Air Date 7-29-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Manifesto II - Nahko and Medicine…
(2013/08/06) The high cost of higher learning (Education)
Aug 6, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #743 The high cost of higher learning Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Reform Leading To Cheating - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date 4-5-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Cheat - The Clash Ch. 4: Act 2: The Drive To Cheat -…
(2013/08/03) The economics of corruption and how to fix it (Economics and Corruption)
Aug 3, 2013 • 74 min
Edition #742 The economics of corruption and how to fix it Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Externalities - Sustainable Man - Air Date: 07-17-13 Ch. 3: Act 2: Elizabeth Warren Schools CNBC Hacks - Majority…
(2013/07/31) What happened to their party (Conservatives)
Jul 31, 2013 • 74 min
Edition #741 What happened to their party Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Who LIES More- Republicans or Democrats? - The Young Turks - Air Date: 05-30-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Call it even - Scott Simons Ch. 4: Act…
(2013/07/28) High water marks (Climate)
Jul 28, 2013 • 74 min
Edition #740 High water marks Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Belief in Bible End Times Stifling Climate Change Action - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 05-07-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Heaven is a place on earth -…
(2013/07/25) Cause and effect (Foreign Policy)
Jul 25, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #739 Cause and effect Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The New Iraq and Rumsfeld’s Rules - le Show - Air Date 5-19-13 Ch. 3: Act 2: Honor And Duty According To Dick Cheney - Jimmy Dore Show - Air…
(2013/07/22) The verdict is in(just) (Zimmerman Trail)
Jul 22, 2013 • 79 min
Edition #738 The verdict is in(just) Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Zimmerman Verdict: Unequal Justice - The Progressive Magazine - Air Date: 7-15-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Trayvon - Jasiri X Ch. 4: Act 2: Why People…
(2013/07/19) How we treat those we are responsible for (Prison Nation)
Jul 19, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #737 How we treat those we are responsible for Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The Aryan Brotherhood’s ‘Jihadist’ Murder Streak in the U.S. - The Young Turks - Air Date: 04-03-13 Ch. 3: Song 1:…
(2013/07/16) When they fail, we all lose (Media)
Jul 16, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #736 When they fail, we all lose Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: New Sounds Of Change While Everything Remains The Same - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date 5-31-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: We are nowhere and it’s now -…
(2013/07/13) From personal to cultural (Rape Culture)
Jul 13, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #735 From personal to cultural Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Not all rape happens in alleyways - Citizen Radio - Air Date - 5-22-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Allies - Heart Ch. 4: Act 2: Teaching Men Not to…
(2013/07/10) No womb is safe (Reproductive Rights)
Jul 10, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #734 No womb is safe Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: How Obama Is Handling Plan B - Dan Savage - Air Date 5-7-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Halo - LP Ch. 4: Act 2: Mississippi Might Jail Women for Doing THIS? -…
(2013/07/07) Injustice plays out in two courtrooms (Racism)
Jul 7, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #733 Injustice plays out in two courtrooms Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Is There Still Racial Injustice in This Country? - The Young Turks - Air Date: 02-28-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Window - The Album…
(2013/07/04) The downfall of Bill Clinton’s legacy (LGBT Rights)
Jul 4, 2013 • 74 min
Edition #732 The downfall of Bill Clinton’s legacy Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: When Hearts Break - Dan Savage - Air Date 5-14-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Don’t go breaking my heart - Elton John Ch. 4: Act 2: DOMA Is…
(2013/07/01) Possible movement in the right direction (Climate)
Jul 1, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #731 Possible movement in the right direction Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: 400 Parts in a Million The World’s Biggest Experiment - YouTube User: MinuteEarth Ch. 3: Song 1: Put it to the test - They…
(2013/06/28) Positive ideas and protests for change (Economics)
Jun 28, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #730 Positive ideas and protests for change Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: It’s Not Your Fault - Lee Camp - Air Date: 04-16-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Don’t blame yourself - Sixpence None the Richer Ch. 4: Act…
(2013/06/25) Bad ideas and fundamental flaws (Economics)
Jun 25, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #729 Bad ideas and fundamental flaws Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Republicans Want to Yank Food Stamps from the Hungry - The Progressive - Air Date: 5-16-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Food glorious food - The…
(2013/06/21) History Lesson (Special Episode)
Jun 21, 2013 • 56 min
Edition #728.5 History Lesson Ch. 1: Special Episode Introduction Ch. 2: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell - Elliott Smith Ch. 3: Act 1: Origin of Philosophy - Rachel Maddow Ch. 4: Song 1: Wise Up - Aimee Mann Ch. 5: Act 2: Initiation - Thom…
(2013/06/18) The creation of whiteness and its consequences (Racism)
Jun 18, 2013 • 74 min
Edition #728 The creation of whiteness and its consequences Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Who’s Saying 1 In 1000 Is Successful - CounterSpin - Air Date 3-1-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: 10 Frisk Commandments (Remix)…
(2013/06/15) Part 2: Shooting the messenger (Civil Rights and Privacy)
Jun 15, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #727 Part 2: Shooting the messenger Sign the letter against spying! https://optin.stopwatching.us Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The Courage of Edward Snowden - The Progressive - Air Date:…
(2013/06/12) Part 1: The scandal of continuity (Civil Rights and Privacy)
Jun 12, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #726 Part 1: The scandal of continuity Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Big Brother Ups Its Game With Prism - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 06-06-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: I’m shadowing you - Brossom Dearie Ch. 4:…
(2013/06/09) The week of scandals (AP, IRS, Benghazi)
Jun 9, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #725 The week of scandals Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Obama Finally Responds to Faux Benghazi Outrage - Young Turks - Air Date: 05-14-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Scenic world - Beirut Ch. 4: Act 2: IRS…
(2013/06/06) Part 2: Who’s behind our food (Food)
Jun 6, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #724 Part 2: Who’s behind our food Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Factory Farm Animal Abuse Video Ban Pushed by Lobbyists - Young Turks - Air Date: 03-19-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Future is now - Dune Ch. 4:…
(2013/06/03) Part 1: What’s in our food (Food)
Jun 3, 2013 • 75 min
Edition #723 Part 1: What’s in our food Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Dairy Industry Petitioning to Hide Aspartame in Milk - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 03-17-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Pullin’ punches -…
(2013/05/31) Part 2: The mostly good news (LGBTQ Rights)
May 31, 2013 • 69 min
Edition #722 Part 2: The mostly good news Support EFF’s plan to help save podcasting! Visit: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/05/help-save-podcasting Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Ex-Gay Leader Apologizes…
(2013/05/28) Part 1: The mostly bad news (LGBTQ Rights)
May 28, 2013 • 74 min
Edition #721 Part 1: The mostly bad news Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Republicans Love Gay Marriage - Mark Fiore’s Animation - Air Date: 04-01-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Big tent - Contino Ch. 4: Act 2: Virginia Is…
(2013/05/24) George W Bush library rewrites history (Conservatives)
May 24, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #720 George W Bush library rewrites history Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: George W. Bush: People Are Surprised I Can Even Read - The Young Turks - Air Date: 04-17-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Expectations -…
(2013/05/21) 400 Parts Per Million (Climate/Environment)
May 21, 2013 • 69 min
Edition #719 400 Parts Per Million Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: NPR’s Defense Of Fracking - CounterSpin - Air Date 3-29-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Black and Blue - Miike Snow Ch. 4: Act 2: How You Know Fracking Can…
(2013/05/18) Homeland Insecurity Part 2: Justice? (Police State)
May 18, 2013 • 75 min
Edition #718 Homeland Insecurity Part 2: Justice? Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Corporate Prison Nightmare for Employees - The Young Turks - Air Date: 03-23-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Legalize it - Peter Tosh Ch. 4:…
(2013/05/15) Homeland Insecurity Part 1: Law (Police State)
May 15, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #717 Homeland Insecurity Part 1: Law Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Teen Arrested For Yelling “Bingo!” in a Bingo Hall - Majority Report - Air Date: 03-22-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Bingo - The Whispers Ch. 4:…
(2013/05/12) Television media is bad at their jobs (Media)
May 12, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #716 Television media is bad at their jobs Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Sycophancy and denial from Chris Matthews - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date 4-5-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Paint a vulgar picture - The…
(2013/05/09) The greatest measure of a society (Guantanamo)
May 9, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #715 The greatest measure of a society Visit Best.Ting.com for a $25 credit toward cell phone service or a device discount Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Life For The Innocent At Gitmo - Citizen…
(2013/05/06) The Boston Bombings Part 2: as we treat “ourselves”
May 6, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #714 The Boston Bombings Part 2: as we treat “ourselves” Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Boston Marathon Bombing - How We React Right Now Matters - The Young Turks - Air Date: 04-16-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: I…
(2013/05/02) The Boston Bombings Part 1: Treating “others”
May 2, 2013 • 67 min
Edition #713 The Boston Bombings Part 1: Treating “others” Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: What Boston Can Teach About the World Around Us - Majority Report - Air Date: 04-16-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Not In Our Name…
(2013/04/29) Spills and spoils (Climate/Environment)
Apr 29, 2013 • 69 min
Edition #712 Spills and spoils Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Mind blowing Benefits in New Tailpipe Pollution Law - The Young Turks - Air Date: 03-31-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: California - Phantom Planet Ch. 4: Act…
(2013/04/26) Part 2: Solutions, mostly bad ones (Immigration)
Apr 26, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #711 Part 2: Solutions, mostly bad ones Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: North Carolina to Mark Immigrants as “Illegal” on Their Driver’s License - Majority Report - Air Date: 02-27-13 Ch. 3: Song 1:…
(2013/04/23) Part 1: Problems, both political and actual (Immigration)
Apr 23, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #710 Problems, both political and actual Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Bipartisan Immigration Reform Out Of Necessity - The Bugle - Air Date 2-8-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Growing up - Andrew Jackson…
(2013/04/20) The legacy of Reaganomics (Economics)
Apr 20, 2013 • 74 min
Edition #709 The legacy of Reaganomics Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Shocking Income Inequality in the US - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 03-26-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Allentown - Billy Joel Ch. 4: Act 2: Time to…
(2013/04/17) Margaret Thatcher’s legacy (Special Event)
Apr 17, 2013 • 75 min
Edition #708 Margaret Thatcher’s legacy Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The Mouseketeer And The Conservative Icon - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date 4-12-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Between the wars - Billy Bragg Ch. 4:…
(2013/04/14) Part 2: Don’t ever change (Conservatives)
Apr 14, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #707 Part 2: Don’t ever change Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Brilliant New Republican Ideas at CPAC? - The Young Turks - Air Date: 03-15-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Liberty - Journey Ch. 4: Act 2: Michele…
(2013/04/11) Part 1: The empathy deficit (Conservatives)
Apr 11, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #706 Part 1: The empathy deficit Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Republicans struggle with becoming less intolerant - Throwing Shade - Air Date: 4-1-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Let’s live for today - The Grass…
(2013/04/08) Part 2: The pundits on marriage (LGBTQ)
Apr 8, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #705 Part 2: The pundits on marriage Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Condemning Gay Marriage With Ridiculous Logic - This Week in Blackness - Air Date 3-25-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Twisted logic -…
(2013/04/05) Part 1: The court on marriage (LGBTQ)
Apr 5, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #704 Part 1: The court on marriage Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Supreme Court Hearing Landmark Gay Rights Cases - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 03-26-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: I wish I knew - Years and…
(2013/04/02) Some malicious, and some just stupid, things are said (Feminism)
Apr 2, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #703 Some malicious, and some just stupid, things are said Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: GOP Training to Learn “Rape is Bad” - Majority Report - Air Date: 01-17-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Susan B. Anthony…
(2013/03/30) As we do unto others (Foreign Policy) (Reposted with new voicemails/commentary)
Mar 30, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #573 As we do unto others (Reposted with new voicemails/commentary) Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Bush Cancels Trip to Switzerland Over Threat of Torture…
(2013/03/27) 10 years already? (Foreign Policy)
Mar 27, 2013 • 66 min
Edition #702 10 years already? Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Accountability for the Iraq War - The Progressive - Air Date: 3-18-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: The persuaded - Faded Paper Figures Ch. 4: Act 2: Reliving…
(2013/03/24) Part 2: In with the new Pope (Special Event)
Mar 24, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #701 Part 2: In with the new Pope Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Pick-A-Pope - Mark Fiore’s Animation - Air Date: 02-25-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Batman Theme - Neal Hefti Ch. 4: Act 2: New Progressive Pope?…
(2013/03/21) Part 1: Out with the old Pope (Special Event)
Mar 21, 2013 • 69 min
Edition #700 Part 1: Out with the old Pope Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Pope Benedict XVI Resigns at Age 85 - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 02-12-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Surprise - Gnarls Barkley Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2013/03/18) Your civil liberties are leaking (Rights)
Mar 18, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #699 Your civil liberties are leaking Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Are “We the people” The Real Terrorists? - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 01-24-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Fear is a villain - Theo Bard Ch. 4:…
(2013/03/15) The sad state of the GOP (Conservatives)
Mar 15, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #698 The sad state of the GOP Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Republican: Make Nipple Slips a Felony - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 02-20-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor Ch. 4:…
(2013/03/12) Part 2: Why we should give to the poor (Economics)
Mar 12, 2013 • 74 min
Edition #697 Part 2: Why we should give to the poor Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Government Needs to Put People to Work - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 02-12-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Brand new day - Joshua Radin Ch….
(2013/03/09) Part 1: Why we should take from the rich (Economics)
Mar 9, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #696 Part 1: Why we should take from the rich Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: S&P Eyed for Role in Economic Crash - Rachel Maddow - Air Date 2-5-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Worried man - Paolo Nutini Ch. 4:…
(2013/03/06) Our broken fundamentals (Economics)
Mar 6, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #695 Our broken fundamentals Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The Number One Thing The US Subsidizes Is Ignorance - Lee Camp - Air Date: 02-15-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Where your eyes don’t go - They might be…
(2013/03/03) Privilege, context and offense (Racism)
Mar 3, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #694 Privilege and context Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Jamie Foxx SNL Joke Makes Conservatives Cry Racism - Young Turks - Air Date: 12-12-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Carolina Dreams - Heroes &…
(2013/02/28) Ridiculing Fox isn’t just fun, it’s important (Media)
Feb 28, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #693 Ridiculing Fox isn’t just fun, it’s important Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Without a Free Fox, There’s Not a Free America! - Majority Report Ch. 3: Song 1: Serre-moi - Tryö Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2013/02/25) How the main stream media fails us (Media)
Feb 25, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #692 How the main stream media fails us Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: On 60 Minutes A Half Hour Is Not Enough Time For Important Q & A - CounterSpin - Air Date 2-8-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Good people -…
(2013/02/22) Forward on Climate (Climate)
Feb 22, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #691 Forward on Climate Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Australia Getting So Hot They’ve Added New Colors to the Weather Map - Majority Report - Air Date: 01-14-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Is love enough (feat….
(2013/02/19) Part 2: Drones are not the problem, they just highlight the problem (Foreign Policy)
Feb 19, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #690 Part 2: Drones are not the problem, they just highlight the problem Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Leaked Memo Reveals Shocking Drone Policy - The David Pakman Show - Air Date: 02-05-13 Ch. 3:…
(2013/02/16) Part 1: The new normal (Foreign Policy)
Feb 16, 2013 • 77 min
Edition #689 Part 1: The new normal Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Obama Announces Beginning of End for Afghan War - Rachel Maddow - Air Date 1-11-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Long time coming - One Night Only Ch. 4:…
(2013/02/13) Part 2: Government is not THE problem, it just HAS problems (Economics)
Feb 13, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #688 Part 2: Government is not THE problem, it just HAS problems Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: IMF Economists: oops! We Were Wrong About Austerity - Majority Report - Air Date: 01-10-13 Ch. 3: Song…
(2013/02/10) Part 1: Corporations are not immoral, they’re amoral (Economics)
Feb 10, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #686 Part 1: Corporations are not immoral, they’re amoral Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Why Do You Do What You Do? - Lee Camp - Air Date: 12-27-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Motivation - Quietdrive Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2013/02/07) Treating people equally (Racism)
Feb 7, 2013 • 73 min
Edition #686 Treating people equally Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Are White Groups Inherently Racist? - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 12-08-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Compañeros - Peter McConnell Ch. 4: Act…
(2013/02/04) A plea for sanity (Conservatives)
Feb 4, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #685 A plea for sanity Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Will the GOP double down on stupid? - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 12-04-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: The gambler - Kenny Rogers Ch. 4: Act 2: Obamacare…
(2013/02/01) Arguing for equality (Gay Rights)
Feb 1, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #684 Arguing for equality Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Sex with Animals Legal in 20+ States; Gay Marriage: 9 Medical Marijuana: 18 - The David Pakman Show - Air Date: 11-13-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Take it…
(2013/01/29) The lesser-known histories (Gun Control)
Jan 29, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #683 The lesser-known histories Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The untold story of guns - On The Media - Air Date 12-21-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: The Magnificent Seven - The City of Prague Philharmonic Ch. 4:…
(2013/01/26) The Proposals (Gun Control)
Jan 26, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #682 The Proposals Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Can Reasonable Gun Bills Beat Hyperbolic Obstruction? - Rachel Maddow - Air Date 1-8-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: You’re a joke - The Quakes Ch. 4: Act 2: The…
(2013/01/23) The good, the bad and the conspiratorial (Media)
Jan 23, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #681 The good, the bad and the conspiratorial Support my fundraising plunge at bit.ly/jaysplunge Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Building an Infrastructure on the Left - Majority Report - Air Date:…
(2013/01/20) Believing the unbelievable (Religion)
Jan 20, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #680 Believing the unbelievable Support my fundraising plunge at bit.ly/jaysplunge Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Republicans Believe In Demonic Possession, Not Climate Change - The Young Turks - Air…
(2013/01/17) Trigger Warning (Feminism)
Jan 17, 2013 • 71 min
Edition #679 Trigger Warning Support my fundraising plunge at bit.ly/jaysplunge Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Republican Blasts Working Moms - The David Pakman Show - Air Date: 10-30-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Blow…
(2013/01/14) Setting records (Climate Change)
Jan 14, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #678 Setting records Support my fundraising plunge at bit.ly/jaysplunge Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Climate Change Data - CO2 Emissions Worse Than Thought - The Young Turks - Air Date:…
(2013/01/11) America goes cliff diving (Economics)
Jan 11, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #677 America goes cliff diving Support my fundraising plunge at bit.ly/jaysplunge Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Obama Answers With ‘Kenyan’ Word And More Great Fiscal Humor - Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me…
(2013/01/08) Time to wind it down (Foreign Policy)
Jan 8, 2013 • 72 min
Edition #676 Time to wind it down Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Is It Time to End the Global War on Terror? - Rachel Maddow - Air Date 11-30-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: New Normal - Phil Joel Ch. 4: Act 2: Champions…
(2013/01/05) Sandy Hook Shooting: The Sane Reaction (Gun Control)
Jan 5, 2013 • 76 min
Edition #675 Sandy Hook Shooting: The Sane Reaction Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The TRUE Gun Control Debate - Lee Camp - Air Date: 12-17-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Late Afternoon - Bard Ch. 4: Act 2: Thom…
(2013/01/02) Sandy Hook Shooting: The Conservative Reaction (Gun Control)
Jan 2, 2013 • 70 min
Edition #674 Sandy Hook Shooting: The Conservative Reaction Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Right Wing: Everything BUT Guns Caused the Newtown Massacre - Majority Report - Air Date: 12-18-12 Ch. 3: Song 1:…
(2012/12/29) This is Pottersville (Economics)
Dec 29, 2012 • 61 min
Edition #563 This is Pottersville Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Big Banks Behind Payday Loan Scams - Young Turks Air Date: 12-7-11 Ch. 3: Song 1: Spite - Vandaveer Ch. 4: Act 2: Alan Grayson: Trillions in…
(2012/12/24) Our annual collective waste of time (War on Christmas)
Dec 24, 2012 • 66 min
Edition #559 Our annual collective waste of time Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Progressives War On Xmas and O’Reilly’s Response - Young Turks Air Date: 2010 Ch. 3: Song 1: Have I got a present for you - Toby…
(2012/12/20) Right to Work is a lie (Labor)
Dec 20, 2012 • 74 min
Edition #673 Right to Work is a lie Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Michigan Takes Up War on Unions - Rachel Maddow - Air Date 12-6-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Protest song - Anti-Flag Ch. 4: Act 2: GOP Pushes “Right to…
(2012/12/17) Good Job America (Drug War)
Dec 17, 2012 • 70 min
Edition #672 Good Job America Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Pot Legal in 2 States, Drug Czars Panic - The Young Turks - Air Date: 11-10-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Hope - Jack Johnson Ch. 4: Act 2: Police Should…
(2012/12/14) How the media is a jerk, bad and getting worse (Media)
Dec 14, 2012 • 70 min
Edition #671 How the media is a jerk, bad and getting worse Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The decline of broadcast news in America - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 10-18-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: The bleeding heart show…
(2012/12/11) Offending women (Feminism)
Dec 11, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #670 Offending women Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Limbaugh: Dems See Women as a Vagina - Young Turks - Air Date: 10-25-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: We can work it out - Heather Nova Ch. 4: Act 2: Luke…
(2012/12/08) The Climate Part 2: The powers that should be (Climate)
Dec 8, 2012 • 69 min
Edition #669 The Climate Part 2: The powers that should be Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Brainwashed Fox News Viewer: Shocking Climate Change Evidence Changed My Mind! - Majority Report - Air Date:…
(2012/12/05) The Climate Part 1: The powers that be (Climate)
Dec 5, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #668 The Climate Part 1: The powers that be Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Qatar climate talks are underway - Green News Report - Air Date: 11-27-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Things a get from bad to worse - The…
(2012/12/02) Disrespect (Foreign Policy)
Dec 2, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #667 Disrespect Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Good Riddance, Petraeus - The Progressive - Air Date: 11-12-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Drumming song (Live) - Florence + The Machine Ch. 4: Act 2: Scandalized…
(2012/11/29) The Gaza Ceasefire (Foreign Policy - Israel)
Nov 29, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #666 The Gaza Ceasefire Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: 2 Rockets Land Outside Jerusalem, Israel Troops at Border - The David Pakman Show - Air Date: 11-16-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Peace, my mind - Bard Ch….
(2012/11/26) Making Thelma and Louise Proud (Economics)
Nov 26, 2012 • 74 min
Edition #665 Making Thelma and Louise Proud Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Cliff Diving - Mark Fiore’s Animation - Air Date: 11-20-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Bulletproof - La Roux Ch. 4: Act 2: It’s time to jump off…
(2012/11/20) Schadenfreude Part 3: Forward (Elections)
Nov 20, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #664 Schadenfreude Part 3: Forward Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Moving forward from the election - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date: 11-16-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Losers - The Cardigans Ch. 4: Act 2: States…
(2012/11/17) Schadenfreude Part 2: The Blame (Elections)
Nov 17, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #663 Schadenfreude Part 2: The Blame Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Conservatives: We’ve Lost The Country! - The Young Turks - Air Date: 11-09-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: When they say they want their America…
(2012/11/14) Schadenfreude Part 1: The Meltdown (Elections)
Nov 14, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #662 Schadenfreude Part 1: The Meltdown Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Top Story Of The Week - It’s Over - The Bugle - Air Date 11-9-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Play with fire - The Rolling Stones Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2012/11/11) Time to eat your mutant vegetables (Food)
Nov 11, 2012 • 70 min
Edition #661 Time to eat your mutant vegetables Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Vegetarian By 2050? You Might Not Have A Choice - The Young Turks - Air Date: 08-31-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Cheeseburger In Paradise -…
(2012/11/08) The silver lining of political possibility (Climate)
Nov 8, 2012 • 68 min
Edition #660 The silver lining of political possibility Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Urgent Need to Prep for Climate Change Reality - Rachel Maddow - Air Date 10-31-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Mass Romantic - The New…
(2012/11/05) Listen to this on Election Day (Elections)
Nov 5, 2012 • 70 min
Edition #659 Listen to this on Election Day Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Wait, WHO Owns The F***ing Voting Machines?! - Lee Camp - Air Date: 10-24-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Marathon - Tennis Ch. 4: Act 2: Who…
(2012/11/01) Praying for Reign (Gay Rights)
Nov 1, 2012 • 66 min
Edition #658 Praying for Reign Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Pray for Reign - Mark Fiore - Air Date 5-21-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: The bible tells me so - LifeWay Praise Kids Ch. 4: Act 2: Anti-Gay Bryan Fischer…
(2012/10/27) Maybe if we ask the plutocrats nicely (Economics)
Oct 27, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #657 Maybe if we ask the plutocrats nicely Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Burn Your Money! …Or Maybe Just Put It Away - Lee Camp - Air Date: 09-24-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Money (That’s What I Want) -…
(2012/10/24) Abuses of power (Religion)
Oct 24, 2012 • 74 min
Edition #656 Abuses of power Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: If you want to abuse kids, get ordained first - Dan Savage - Air Date 9-11-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: The Pope song - Tim Minchin Ch. 4: Act 2: Right to Pray…
(2012/10/21) Utter asininity (Media)
Oct 21, 2012 • 68 min
Edition #655 Utter asininity Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Fox News Blurs Line with Romney Campaign - Rachel Maddow - Air Date 9-17-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Where does the good go? - Tegan and Sara Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2012/17/10) The ick-factor on display (Foreign Policy)
Oct 17, 2012 • 66 min
Edition #654 The ick-factor on display Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Explosive Employment - Mark Fiore’s Animation - Air Date: 09-20-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Welcome to the black parade - My Chemical Romance Ch. 4:…
(2012/10/14) Protect your right to participate in this farce (Voter Suppression)
Oct 14, 2012 • 74 min
Edition #653 Protect your right to participate in this farce Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Noam Chomsky: Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils in a Swing State - Majority Report - Air Date: 10-02-12 Ch. 3: Song…
(2012/10/11) The anti-science committee (Women’s Rights)
Oct 11, 2012 • 70 min
Edition #652 The anti-science committee Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: House Science & Ladyparts Committee - Mark Fiore’s Animation - Air Date: 08-27-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: My brother the ape - They might be…
(2012/10/08) Doing the math (Climate)
Oct 8, 2012 • 65 min
Edition #651 Doing the math Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Nuclear Reactor Unprepared For Global Warming - Majority Report - Air Date: 08-15-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Don’t ask me why - Billy Joel Ch. 4: Act 2: No…
(2012/10/05) Getting in the game (Gay Rights)
Oct 5, 2012 • 75 min
Edition #650 Getting in the game Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Awesome Gay Marriage Rant By Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe - The Young Turks - Air Date: 09-11-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Beautiful day - U2 Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2012/10/02) Kill the poor (Economics)
Oct 2, 2012 • 67 min
Edition #649 Kill the poor Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Forbes 400 Richest Americans List - The Young Turks - Air Date: 09-22-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) - Pet Shop…
(2012/09/29) Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized (Drug War)
Sep 29, 2012 • 70 min
Edition #648 Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized - Lee Camp - Air Date: 01-20-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: The kids don’t stand a chance - Vampire…
(2012/09/26) Shooting the foot that’s in his mouth (Elections)
Sep 26, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #647 Shooting the foot that’s in his mouth Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Inelegant statement about the 47 Percent - Wait wait don’t tell me - Air Date: 9-22-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Für Elise - Ludwig…
(2012/09/23) Support independent news (Media)
Sep 23, 2012 • 68 min
Edition #646 Support independent news Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: CNN: During Vietnam, It Was Brave of Mitt Romney to be in France - Majority Report - Air Date: 09-04-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Everybody’s gone to…
(2012/09/20) The candidates race (Race and the election)
Sep 20, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #645 The candidates race Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Romney Trolls Liberals to Please Conservative Base - Rachel Maddow - Air Date 8-24-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: White Privilege - Macklemore Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2012/09/17) Teachers make a goddamn difference (Education)
Sep 17, 2012 • 68 min
Edition #644 Teachers make a goddamn difference Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The Experts Are WRONG and Here’s How - LeeCamp - Air Date: 08-27-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Change the world - The Offspring Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2012/09/14) Echoes of the past (Foreign Policy)
Sep 14, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #643 Echoes of the past Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Ryan Advisor Pick Dan Senor Spotlights War Policy - Rachel Maddow - Air Date 8-17-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Hide and seek - Imogen Heap Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2012/09/11) Bigotry is morally disordered and cognitively questionable (Queer Rights)
Sep 11, 2012 • 65 min
Edition #642 Bigotry is morally disordered and cognitively questionable Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Gay appreciation in the military - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date: 6-22-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Fuck you - Lily…
(2012/09/08) Suppressing democracy (Voting Rights)
Sep 8, 2012 • 69 min
Edition #641 Suppressing democracy Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Suppression, Not The Standard Definition - Counterspin - Air Date 7-27-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Anything goes / Anything you can do - Glee Cast Ch….
(2012/09/05) Misdirecting the economy (Economics)
Sep 5, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #640 Misdirecting the economy Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Democrats Beat Republicans on 11 of 12 Economic Indicators- David Pakman - Air Date 8-17-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Wax & Wire - Loch Lomond Ch….
(2012/09/02) See how deceitfully they run (GOP)
Sep 2, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #639 See how deceitfully they run Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Double-Amputee Duckworth Not A ‘True’ Military Hero - Rep. Joe Walsh - Young Turks - Air Date 7-7-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Girl in the war -…
(2012/08/30) The crazy side of faith (Religion)
Aug 30, 2012 • 70 min
Edition #638 The crazy side of faith Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Abuser Priest Caught in Underwear Chasing Boy Down the Street- David Pakman - Air Date 8-22-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Knockin’ on heaven’s door -…
(2012/08/27) Racism from the grassroots to the grasstops (Racism)
Aug 27, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #637 Racism from the grassroots to the grasstops Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: See Past the Profile - ULGA Young Professionals Ch. 3: Song 1: Chase me down the street - Hotrod Cadets Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2012/08/24) Protecting women from their rights (Reproductive rights)
Aug 24, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #636 Protecting women from their rights Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Planned Parenthood Is ‘Murder For Hire’ - N.C. Rep. Pittman - Young Turks - Air Date 8-6-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Overkill (Acoustic…
(2012/08/21) Get a load of this guy (Paul Ryan)
Aug 21, 2012 • 67 min
Edition #635 Get a load of this guy Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The VEEP Pick - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date 8-17-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Turning tables - Adele Ch. 4: Act 2: Paul Ryan And Ayn Rand - The Young…
(2012/08/18) Live to deceive (Media)
Aug 18, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #634 Live to deceive Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: CNN’s Flawed Coverage of Iran Threat - Young Turks - Air Date 7-16-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Good people - Jack Johnson Ch. 4: Act 2: Interviewee Has Final…
(2012/08/15) Consider the true costs (Climate)
Aug 15, 2012 • 68 min
Edition #633 Consider the true costs Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Exxon Mobil CEO: Climate Change is No Big Deal, We’ll Just Adapt! - Majority Report - Air Date: 07-02-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: For greener pastures…
(2012/08/12) Making the list (Foreign Policy)
Aug 12, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #632 Making the list Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Romney’s Bush-Like Foreign Policy Matters to the World - Rachel Maddow - Air Date 7-27-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Imagine that - Melissa Etheridge Ch. 4: Act…
(2012/08/09) Film the Police (Police State)
Aug 9, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #631 Film the Police Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: United States: #1 in Requesting User Data from Google - Majority Report - Air Date: 06-19-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: I still haven’t found what I’m looking…
(2012/08/06) Still freaking out over Obamacare (Health Care)
Aug 6, 2012 • 69 min
Edition #630 Still freaking out over Obamacare Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Uncertainty in DC turns businessmen into children - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date: 6-29-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Something happened -…
(2012/08/03) Cutting to the bone (Economics)
Aug 3, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #629 Cutting to the bone Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Is The U.S. Being Sold For Parts - Lee Camp - Air Date 5-18-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Buildings and mountains - The Republic Tigers Ch. 4: Act 2: Broke…
(2012/07/31) Banksta’s Paradise (Economics)
Jul 31, 2012 • 69 min
Edition #628 Banksta’s Paradise Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Either Way - Mark Fiore - Air Date 6-4-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Either Way - Wilco Ch. 4: Act 2: More Systemic Cheating on Wall Street - Majority…
(2012/07/26) It’s clear who the problem is (GOP)
Jul 26, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #627 It’s clear who the problem is Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Iowa GOP Platform: Insane - Majority Report Ch. 3: Song 1: Location - Freelance Whales Ch. 4: Act 2: Sadly Not From The Onion - Texas…
(2012/07/22) People using their imaginations (Religion)
Jul 22, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #626 People using their imaginations Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: ‘Pistol Whip’ Nuns - Conservative Host’s Outrageous Comments - Young Turks - Air Date: 6-27-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: My Love Is Your Love…
(2012/07/19) A woman’s place (Feminism)
Jul 19, 2012 • 69 min
Edition #625 A woman’s place Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: GOP’s Woman Up Campaign Comically Fails to Narrow Gender Gap - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 4-26-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Female Of The Species [Fembot Mix] -…
(2012/07/16) Peeking out of the cave (Media)
Jul 16, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #624 Peeking out of the cave Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Trolling For Gaffes - CounterSpin - Air Date: 6-14-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: The waiting - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Ch. 4: Act 2: Are…
(2012/07/13) High temperatures, tides and tempers (Climate)
Jul 13, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #623 High temperatures, tides and tempers Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Frack It, We’re Gonna Be Rich - CounterSpin - Air Date: 5-18-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Solid ground - Dougie Maclean Ch. 4: Act 2: Oil…
(2012/07/09) Your Plutocracy at Work (Citizens United)
Jul 9, 2012 • 76 min
Edition #622 Your Plutocracy at Work Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Why I’m Racist - Lee Camp - Air Date: 01-13-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Crooked teeth - Death Cab For Cutie Ch. 4: Act 2: Your Plutocracy at Work -…
(2012/07/06) The struggle to run and vote for president (Elections)
Jul 6, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #621 The struggle to run and vote for president Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: I Pledge Allegiance to Mitt Romney - GOP Loyalty Oaths - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 6-27-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Was wollen wir…
(2012/07/03) A victory for the pro-health, pro-tyranny movement (Obamacare)
Jul 3, 2012 • 67 min
Edition #620 A victory for the pro-health, pro-tyranny movement Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Important Decision In The News - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date: 6-29-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: King and lionheart - Of…
(2012/06/30) Not all religious people are bigots, but these are (Gay rights)
Jun 30, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #619 Not all religious people are bigots, but these are Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Jane Lynch Coaches the GOP on Gay Rights - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 5-16-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Let’s dance to Joy…
(2012/06/27) The turning tide (Immigration)
Jun 27, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #618 The turning tide Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Big Turnaround in Mexican Immigration - Majority Report - Air Date: 4-25-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Recycled air - The Postal Service Ch. 4: Act 2: Anti…
(2012/06/24) How the ruling class rules (Economics)
Jun 24, 2012 • 70 min
Edition #617 How the ruling class rules Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Great Latvia Success Story - Mark Fiore - Air Date: 6-18-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Drowning Men (acoustic version) - Fanfarlo Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2012/06/21) Oppressing the majority (War on Women)
Jun 21, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #616 Oppressing the majority Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: ‘F k You Greg Gutfeld’ - Ana Kasparian of TYT on Fox Host’s NOW Remarks - Young Turks - Air Date: 4-24-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Dignified and…
(2012/06/18) Crimes against language, reason and humanity (Foreign Policy)
Jun 18, 2012 • 68 min
Edition #615 Crimes against language, reason and humanity Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Obama Administration Changes The Definition Of Civilian - Lee Camp - Air Date 6-2-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Go your own way -…
(2012/06/15) Follow the Finns (Education)
Jun 15, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #614 Follow the Finns Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Tea Party: Remove Slavery From Textbooks In TN - Young Turks - Air Date: 1-23-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Take me out - Franz Ferdinand Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2012/06/12) Profiles in profiling (Racism)
Jun 12, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #613 Profiles in profiling Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Attacks on Obama vs Bush - Blacking it up - Air Date: 3-5-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Let’s face it - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Ch. 4: Act 2: Deadly…
(2012/06/06) The freedom you fear (Gun Control)
Jun 6, 2012 • 66 min
Edition #612 The freedom you fear Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Dont Let Obama Take Guns from the Republican National Convention! - Majority Report - Air Date: 4-27-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Freedom from the Barrel…
(2012/06/03) Corrupt, feckless and deceptive (Media)
Jun 3, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #611 Corrupt, feckless and deceptive Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Relying On Something Quaint And Out Of Date - Jimmy Dore Show Air Date: 4-12-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Timeless - Kate Havnevik Ch. 4: Act…
(2012/05/31) Reflection of the future across the pond (Economics)
May 31, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #610 Reflection of the future across the pond Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Austerity Rejected Cenk on Elections In France, Greece - Young Turks - Air Date: 5-14-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Viva la vida -…
(2012/05/28) The Tighter You Clench Your Fist, The Less Sand You Can Hold (Police State)
May 28, 2012 • 68 min
Edition #609 The Tighter You Clench Your Fist, The Less Sand You Can Hold Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Cyber-Snuggly - Mark Fiore - Air Date 4-30-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Don’t think twice, it’s alright - Peter,…
(2012/05/25) Get your hocus pocus correct (Religion)
May 25, 2012 • 66 min
Edition #608 Get your hocus pocus correct Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Pat Robertson’s Demonic Possession GREATEST HITS - David Pakman - Air Date: 4-11-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Demon Host - Timber Timbre Ch. 4:…
(2012/05/20) Empire Graveyard (Foreign Policy)
May 20, 2012 • 69 min
Edition #607 Empire Graveyard Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Curveball Comes Clean on WMD Lies - Majority Report - Air Date: 4-9-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Never Ending Story - Limahl Ch. 4: Act 2: Release of Zelikow…
(2012/05/16) It’s ok to not be cynical at least for a moment (Same Sex Marriage)
May 16, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #606 It’s ok to not be cynical at least for a moment Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Harvey Milk - Hope Ch. 3: Song 1: Hope - Jack Johnson Ch. 4: Act 2: Case Against Gay Marriage Falls Apart With…
(2012/05/13) The climate of our discontent (Climate Change)
May 13, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #605 The climate of our discontent Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Climate change denial think tank industries - Green News Report - Air Date: 2-16-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Nantes - Beirut Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2012/05/10) Two ways forward (Economics)
May 10, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #604 Two ways forward Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The Jesus Budget - Mark Fiore - Air Date: 4-23-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Run on - Moby Ch. 4: Act 2: Tom Barrett vs. Scott Walker - The Progressive - Air…
(2012/05/07) State’s Wrongs (State Policies)
May 7, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #603 State’s Wrongs Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Shoot-em-up Charlie Discovers ALEC - Mark Fiore - Air Date 4-4-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: The typewriter song - The Boston Pops Orchestra Ch. 4: Act 2: Gov…
(2012/05/04) An examination of motivations (GOP)
May 4, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #602 An examination of motivations Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Both sides silence their moderates - Counterspin - Air Date: 3-8-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Walking Back - The Cranberries Ch. 4: Act 2: Allen…
(2012/05/01) Bin Laden’s death anniversary group hug (Special Event)
May 1, 2012 • 74 min
Edition #601 Bin Laden’s death anniversary group hug Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Jay!’s original comments on Bin Laden’s death from 5/7/2011 Ch. 3: Act 2: Supports my feelings on Bin Laden killing - Gordon…
(2012/04/28) It shouldn’t matter but it does (Racism)
Apr 28, 2012 • 78 min
Edition #600 It shouldn’t matter but it does Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Racist Rant Gets John Derbyshire Fired From National Review - Young Turks - Air Date: 4-9-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Enzymes - Freelance…
(2012/04/25) Fear of the other (Racism)
Apr 25, 2012 • 70 min
Edition #599 Fear of the other Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Supreme court revisiting affirmative action - Blacking It Up - Air Date: 2-21-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Someday - Anya Marina Ch. 4: Act 2: Supreme court…
(2012/04/22) The miracle of life and the prevention thereof (War on Women)
Apr 22, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #598 The miracle of life and the prevention thereof Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Anti-Abortion Bill Says Hospitals Should Let Women Die - David Pakman - Air Date: 3-20-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: More than…
(2012/04/19) GOP election plan to attack 53 percent of electorate (War on women)
Apr 19, 2012 • 68 min
Edition #597 GOP election plan to attack 53 percent of electorate Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Why Are You On Birth Control, Employers Asking - The Young Turks - Air Date: 03-14-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Where did…
(2012/04/16) Al fresco brunch apocalypse (Climate)
Apr 16, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #596 Al fresco brunch apocalypse Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: 20,000 High Temp Records Broken - Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me - Air Date: 4-14-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Picnic - Young Fresh Fellows Ch. 4: Act 2:…
(2012/04/13) More fruitless yet cathartic complaining about the media (Media)
Apr 13, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #595 More fruitless yet cathartic complaining about the media Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The failures of Howard Kurtz - Jimmy Dore - Air Date: 3-9-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Titanium (feat. Sia) - David…
(2012/04/10) Discrimination, oppression and civil rights (LGBTQ Rights)
Apr 10, 2012 • 74 min
Edition #594 Discrimination, oppression and civil rights Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: I Want To Know What It’s Like - Ryan James Yezak Ch. 3: Song 1: Time - Hans Zimmer Ch. 4: Act 2: Gay Conversion Therapy…
(2012/04/07) If God exists I hope he has a good excuse (Religion)
Apr 7, 2012 • 69 min
Edition #593 If God exists I hope he has a good excuse Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Tolerance And Holding It Inside - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date: 4-6-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: The Easter Bunny Song - Katie Goodman…
(2012/04/04) From Wall St to Washington (Economics)
Apr 4, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #592 From Wall St to Washington Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Greg Smith Quits Goldman Sachs - Wait wait don’t tell me - Air Date: 3-17-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Table Tennis (feat. Laura Darlington) -…
(2012/04/01) Unconstitutional (Police State)
Apr 1, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #591 Unconstitutional Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Anti-Occupy Law Passed By Congress, White House Nearly Unanimously - Lee Camp - Air Date: 3-12-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Protest song - Anti-Flag Ch. 4:…
(2012/03/29) They live among us and they’re normal (Religious Tolerance)
Mar 29, 2012 • 74 min
Edition #590 They live among us and they’re normal I’m riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2:…
(2012/03/26) The wrongful death of Trayvon Martin (Racism)
Mar 26, 2012 • 70 min
Edition #589 The wrongful death of Trayvon Martin Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Introduction to the Trayvon Martin Case - Blacking it up - Air Date: 3-12-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: TRAYVON MARTIN Rap Song - Jasiri…
(2012/03/23) Smash Patriarchy (Feminism)
Mar 23, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #588 Smash Patriarchy I’m riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Jiffy-Vag…
(2012/03/20) The lives and tragic deaths of media tyrants (Media)
Mar 20, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #587 The lives and tragic deaths of media tyrants I’m riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott…
(2012/03/17) The US Empire and the Ring of Power (Foreign Policy)
Mar 17, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #586 The US Empire and the Ring of Power I’m riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Act 1: Heart Mind-O-Matic - Mark Fiore - Air Date: 02-20-12 Song 1:…
(2012/03/14) If it looks, walks and quacks like a nuclear duck (Foreign Policy)
Mar 14, 2012 • 77 min
Edition #585 If it looks, walks and quacks like a nuclear duck I’m riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Act 1: Pending war with Iran - Wait wait don’t tell me…
(2012/03/11) Bullies, bad words and birth control (Limbaugh v Fluke)
Mar 11, 2012 • 75 min
Edition #584 Bullies, bad words and birth control I’m riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Act 1: GOP Does Not Understand How Contraception Works - Rachel…
(2012/03/08) The game is rigged (Economics)
Mar 8, 2012 • 74 min
Edition #583 The game is rigged I’m riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Act 1: Poor Pee-Ple - Daily Show Air Date: 2-2-12 Song 1: Hurt so good - Yellow Snow…
(2012/03/05) The highly territorial subgenus of the GOP (GOP and State Policies)
Mar 5, 2012 • 70 min
Edition #582 The highly territorial subgenus of the GOP I’m riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Act 1: Oops, Indiana Science Haters Find Scientology in Their…
(2012/03/02) Just some of the problems (Religion)
Mar 2, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #581 Just some of the problems I’m riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Act 1: Pat Robertson Says God Owns Poor Family’s Money - David Pakman - Air…
(2012/02/28) The War on Women Part 2: Subjugation
Feb 28, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #580 The War on Women Part 2: Subjugation I’m riding 300 miles to raise money for fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Act 1: O’Reilly: Drunk Women Get Pregnant - Young Turks -…
(2012/02/25) The War on Women Part 1: Contraception
Feb 25, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #579 The War on Women Part 1: Contraception I’m riding 300 miles to raise money for fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Act 1: Fox Attempts to Smear Obama as Anti-Catholic - Media…
(2012/02/22) Sweater Vest Man Rises (Elections)
Feb 22, 2012 • 70 min
Edition #578 Sweater Vest Man Rises I’m riding 300 miles to raise money for fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Act 1: Sweater Vest Man - Frank Chow Act 2: Gays Vilify Rick Santorum, Wife…
(2012/02/19) This episode is totally gay (LGBTTIQQ2SA Rights)
Feb 19, 2012 • 77 min
Edition #577 This episode is totally gay I’m riding 300 miles to raise money for fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Act 1: Rick Mercer Rant Teen Suicide referring to Canada - Rick Mercer Song…
(2012/02/16) And you thought national politics was crazy (GOP State Politics)
Feb 16, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #576 And you thought national politics was crazy I’m riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Act 1: Conservatives Want Anthem Singing…
(2012/02/13) Where the money hits the road (Climate Change)
Feb 13, 2012 • 71 min
dition #575 Where the money hits the road I’m riding 300 miles to raise money for fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Act 1: Former Climate Skeptic Admits Global Warming is Real - David Pakman…
(2012/02/10) We’re all the scarecrow now (Economics)
Feb 10, 2012 • 74 min
Edition #574 We’re all the scarecrow now Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Wage stagnation coverage by media big leagues - Counterspin - Air Date: 2-3-12 Song 1: Sweet…
(2012/02/07) As we do unto others (Foreign Policy)
Feb 7, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #573 As we do unto others Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Bush Cancels Trip to Switzerland Over Threat of Torture Arrest - Majority Report Air Date: 12-4-11 Song…
(2012/02/04) Bad and badder (Elections)
Feb 4, 2012 • 70 min
Edition #572 Bad and badder Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Newt Ginrich’s Performance and Mitt Romney’s Tax - Colbert Report Song 1: He’s a pirate - Klaus Badelt Act 2:…
(2012/01/31) The President said some things (State of the Union)
Jan 31, 2012 • 76 min
Edition #571 The President said some things Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Black Checking Mitt Romney’s SOTU prebuttal lies - Blacking it up Air Date: 1-24-12 Song 1:…
(2012/01/28) Stop Internet Censorship (SOPA and PIPA)
Jan 28, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #570 Stop Internet Censorship Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Stop Online Piracy Act - Citizen Radio - Air Date: 11-18-11 Song 1: Union Warriors - Robin…
(2012/01/25) Prison Nation - Then and Now (Police State)
Jan 25, 2012 • 76 min
Edition #569 Prison Nation - Then and Now Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Chris Anders - This is what a police state looks like - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 11-29-11 Song…
(2012/01/22) As the campaign rolls on (Elections)
Jan 22, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #568 As the campaign rolls on Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: The media massaging Romney’s reputation - Counterspin Air Date: 1-12-12 Song 1: North by North -…
(2012/01/19) Of the people, by the people and for the one percent (Economics)
Jan 19, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #567 Of the people, by the people and for the one percent Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Welfare Kids Hit With Parents Debt - Young Turks - Air Date:…
(2012/01/16) The state of the media continues to embarrass (Media)
Jan 16, 2012 • 73 min
Edition #566 The state of the media continues to embarrass Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Channel for the Rich Man - Counterspin - 8-25-11 Song 1: Dance music - The…
(2012/01/13) Choose and lose (Elections)
Jan 13, 2012 • 71 min
Edition #565 Choose and lose Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Newt Gingrich is Running for A Hole in Chief - Majority Report Air Date: 12-08-11 Song 1: Crazy - Me First…
(2012/01/10) Basic human rights (Gay Rights)
Jan 10, 2012 • 74 min
Edition #564 Basic human rights Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Historic Speech on LGBT Human Rights: Gay rights are human rights Part 1 - Hillary Clinton Song 1: Fuck…
(2012/01/07) This is Pottersville (Economics)
Jan 7, 2012 • 61 min
Edition #563 This is Pottersville Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Big Banks Behind Payday Loan Scams - Young Turks Air Date: 12-7-11 Song 1: Spite - Vandaveer Act 2:…
(2012/01/04) Occupy My Heart (Occupy Wall St Part 12)
Jan 4, 2012 • 49 min
Edition #562 Occupy My Heart Act 1: Introduction and background Act 2: Occupy My Heart: A Revolutionary Christmas Carol Act 3: Outroduction and thoughts on each of us having a place in the Occupy movement Act 4: Occupy My Heart: A song by Ben and…
(2012/01/01) Sorry about that (Foreign Policy)
Jan 1, 2012 • 72 min
Edition #561 Sorry about that Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Victoryish - Mark Fiore Air Date 12-26-11 Act 2: Sorry - Al Franken Show Act 3: General Pushes For U.S. War…
(2011/12/29) Year of the uprising (Occupy Wall St Part 11)
Dec 29, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #560 Year of the uprising Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: What Are We Truly Willing To Fight For - Lee Camp Air Date: 11-28-11 Song 1: The persuaded - Faded…
(2011/12/21) Our annual collective waste of time (War on the war on Christmas)
Dec 21, 2011 • 66 min
Edition #559 Our annual collective waste of time Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Progressives War On Xmas and O’Reilly’s Response - Young Turks Air Date: 2010 Song 1:…
(2011/12/17) The establishment vs the rabble at the gate (Elections)
Dec 17, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #558 The establishment vs the rabble at the gate Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: The Country Really Needs Newt Gingrich! - Wait wait Don’t Tell Me Air Date:…
(2011/12/14) Why we’re winning (Occupy Wall St Part 10)
Dec 14, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #557 Why we’re winning Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Occupying space is as much free speech as spending money - Majority Report Air Date: 11-16-11 Song 1: Eye…
(2011/12/11) Keeping Wall St Occupied (Occupy Wall St Part 9)
Dec 11, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #556 Keeping Wall St Occupied Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: We are the 0.99 Percent - David Feldman Air Date: 11-18-11 Song 1: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1:…
(2011/12/08) Go to the mat for liberty or to 3rd base with the TSA (Police State)
Dec 8, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #555 Go to the mat for liberty or to 3rd base with the TSA I’m organizing a monthly Dinner & a Movie event on the north side of Chicago! First event is Dec 13th, check out the details: www.facebook.com/events/301053213258551 Act 1: The…
(2011/12/05) The meaning of life (Feminism Adjacent)
Dec 5, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #554 The meaning of life I’m organizing a monthly Dinner & a Movie event on the north side of Chicago! First event is Dec 13th, check out the details: www.facebook.com/events/301053213258551 Act 1: Right Wing Wants to Occupy Your Womb in…
(2011/12/02) Our entire elections process is an art project (Elections)
Dec 2, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #553 Our entire elections process is an art project I’m organizing a monthly Dinner & a Movie event on the north side of Chicago! First event is Dec 13th, check out the details: www.facebook.com/events/301053213258551 Act 1: Tea Party to…
(2011/11/29) Pepper spray is a weapon, not a seasoning (Occupy Wall St Part 8)
Nov 29, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #552 Pepper spray is a weapon, not a seasoning Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Why Bloomberg Fights Occupy Wall Street - Young Turks Air Date: 11-15-11 Song 1:…
(2011/11/23) The police are the 99 percent too (Occupy Wall St Part 7)
Nov 23, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #551 The police are the 99 percent too Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Police Let Vehicular Assault Slide at Occupy Oakland General Strike - Majority Report Air…
(2011/11/20) Advocating for selfish altruism (Economics)
Nov 20, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #550 Advocating for selfish altruism Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Wall Street wankers according to an Irishman abroad - TheDadgadman on YouTube Song 1: The…
(2011/11/18) Beyond the water’s edge (Foreign Policy)
Nov 17, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #549 Beyond the water’s edge Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Investigate Alleged U.S. War Crime in Iraq - The Progressive Air Date: 9-1-11 Song 1: One Million…
(2011/11/14) 20 acts in 60 minutes (Immigration)
Nov 14, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #548 20 acts in 60 minutes Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: 101-Year-Old Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen - Colbert Report Song 1: Baby - Kevin “KO” Olusola Act 2: Hate…
(2011/11/11) Then they fight you (Occupy Wall St Part 6)
Nov 11, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #547 Then they fight you (Occupy Wall St Part 6) Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: The Top 1% Vs YOU - Young Turks Air Date 10-31-11 Song 1: Give a damn - Spanky…
(2011/11/08) The whole world is, in fact, watching and taking part (Occupy Wall St. Part 5)
Nov 8, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #546 The world is, in fact, watching and taking part Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Thanks for Nothin’ - Mark Fiore Air Date 10-27-11 Song 1: Looking through…
(2011/11/05) Excessive inequality (Economics)
Nov 5, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #545 Excessive inequality Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: CEO’s are to Pedophiles as Corporate Greed is to Touching Children - Lee Camp Air Date: 11-3-11 Song 1:…
(2011/11/02) Well, that’s settled then (Climate Change)
Nov 2, 2011 • 69 min
Edition #544 Well, that’s settled then Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Bobby Kennedy discusses the Public Trust Doctrine - Ring of Fire Song 1: Clocks - Coldplay Act 2:…
(2011/10/30) The peace process (Israel)
Oct 30, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #543 The peace process Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Obama’s Lofty Rhetoric - The Progressive Song 1: You talk too much - Joe Jones Act 2: Breakdown of…
(2011/10/27) Greed is no longer good (Occupy Wall St Part 4)
Oct 27, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #542 Greed is no longer good Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Occupy Wall Street Is A Thought Revolution - And It Won’t Be Minimized - Lee Camp Air Date:…
(2011/10/24) Unite like an Egyptian (Occupy Wall St Part 3)
Oct 24, 2011 • 70 min
dition #541 Unite like an Egyptian Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: A Detailed Plan On How To Decrease Corporate Power - Lee Camp Air Date: 9-21-11 Song 1: What we’ve got…
(2011/10/21) Echoes of war (Foreign Policy)
Oct 21, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #540 Echoes of war Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Don’t Give the President More Warmaking Power - The Progressive Air Date: 9-16-11 Song 1: Heads will roll -…
(2011/10/18) We are the other 99 percent (Occupy Wall St Part 2)
Oct 18, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #539 We are the other 99 percent (Occupy Wall St Part 2) Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Police Are On The Wrong Side At The Occupy Wall Street Protests - Lee…
(2011/10/15) The 99 Percent Wakes Up (Occupy Wall St Part 1)
Oct 15, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #538 The 99 Percent Wakes Up (Occupy Wall St Part 1) Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Congrats to Wall St. Protesters - The Progressive Air Date: 9-27-11 Song 1:…
(2011/10/12) Embarrassing pack of losers (Elections)
Oct 12, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #537 Embarrassing pack of losers Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: You could still be brighter than the president - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: You’re the one…
(2011/10/09) Give me an actual number (Troy Davis and the Death Penalty)
Oct 9, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #536 Give me an actual number Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Examining the death penalty in the run up to Troy Davis execution - Rachel Maddow Song 1: Free Troy…
(2011/10/06) You are what and how you eat (Food)
Oct 6, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #535 You are what and how you eat Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: From Kings To The Average Joe: Gout Makes A Comeback - NPR Air Date: 7-29-11 Song 1: Baby…
(2011/10/02) As the class war rages (Economics)
Oct 2, 2011 • 69 min
Edition #534 As the class war rages Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Italy downgraded by S and P rating agency - BBC News Quiz Song 1: Leap - The Cave Singers Act 2:…
(2011/09/29) The Jobs Plan (Economics)
Sep 29, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #533 The Jobs Plan Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Barack Obamas Jobs Speech - Colbert Report Song 1: That’s what’s wrong - Good Old War Act 2: New Jobs Plan =…
(2011/09/26) In need of a new paradigm (Education)
Sep 26, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #532 In need of a new paradigm Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Are College Students Now ONLY Taught How To F**K The Little Guy - Lee Camp Air Date: 6-20-11 Song…
(2011/09/23) Join a Moving Planet Event on Sept 24 at Moving-Planet.org (Climate)
Sep 23, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #531 Join a Moving Planet Event on Sept 24 at Moving-Planet.org Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Obama continues Bush terrible standard of air quality - Ring of…
(2011/09/20) Send in the clowns (Elections)
Sep 20, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #530 Send in the clowns Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Perry was getting picked on - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Defying Gravity - Glee Cast Act 2:…
(2011/09/17) Going soft (Media)
Sep 17, 2011 • 69 min
Edition #529 Going soft Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Fox Thinks Obama Was President 2000-2009 - David Pakman Air Date: 8-23-11 Song 1: Spanish Flea - Herb Alpert…
(2011/09/14) At least the war on the middle class is going well (Economics)
Sep 14, 2011 • 68 min
Edition #528 At least the war on the middle class is going well Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Warren Buffett Stop Coddling the Rich, Raise Their Taxes - David…
(2011/09/11) To both mock and defend (Religion)
Sep 11, 2011 • 73 min
Edition #527 To both mock and defend Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Kentucky Gives Bible Theme Park 75% Tax Break - David Pakman Air Date: 8-16-11 Song 1: Genesis - VNV…
(2011/09/08) Perry, Bachmann and Obama (Elections)
Sep 8, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #526 Perry, Bachman and Obama Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Romney 2012 - Corporations are People - Colbert Report Air Date: 8-11-11 Song 1: You’ve got a…
(2011/09/05) World of Class Warfare (Economics)
Sep 5, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #525 World of Class Warfare Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Warren Buffett vs Wealthy Conservatives - Daily Show Air Date: 8-17-11 Song 1: Class Warfare -…
(2011/09/02) Fighting to avoid game over (Climate Change)
Sep 2, 2011 • 79 min
Edition #524 Fighting to avoid game over Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Sen. Bernie Sanders against building Tar Sands oil Pipeline - Green News Report Air Date:…
(2011/08/30) Struggling for coverage (Health Care)
Aug 30, 2011 • 79 min
Edition #523 Struggling for coverage Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Appalled about privatizing health care - BBC News Quiz Song 1: A Candle’s Fire - Beirut Act 2: Birth…
(2011/08/27) The Great Failing (Drug War)
Aug 27, 2011 • 80 min
Edition #522 The Great Failing Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: War on Drugs Keeps Failing, Countries Try Decriminalization - David Pakman Air Date: 6-7-11 Song 1: Gimme…
(2011/08/23) Chipping at the patriarchy (Feminism)
Aug 23, 2011 • 73 min
Edition #521 Chipping at the patriarchy Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Kansas Republican Pete DeGraaf - Getting Raped Like Getting a Flat Tire - David Pakman Song 1:…
(2011/08/20) If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine (Media)
Aug 20, 2011 • 75 min
Edition #520 If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: CNN Asks Psychics to Predict Economic…
(2011/08/17) The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 3 (Special Event)
Aug 17, 2011 • 74 min
Edition #519 The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 3 Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Murdoch’s testimony to Parlement - Wait wait don’t tell me Air Date: 7-23-11 Song 1: Gimme…
(2011/08/14) Choosing among disasters (Elections)
Aug 14, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #518 Choosing among disasters Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: GOP Voter Suppression‏ - Young Turks Air Date: 7-6-11 Song 1: On the turning away - Pink…
(2011/08/11) Down the path of intolerance (Religion and Terrorism in Norway)
Aug 11, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #517 Down the path of intolerance Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Bill O’Reilley Bigotry against Muslims, Secularism - Media Matters Song 1: Birds of a feather -…
(2011/08/08) The rich get richer (Economics)
Aug 8, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #516 The rich get richer Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: CEOs don’t want you to know this - Thom Hartmann Air Date: 6-28-11 Song 1: Jump - Van Halen Act 2: Bill…
(2011/08/05) Can’t buy me love (Elections)
Aug 5, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #515 Can’t buy me love Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Black Community’s Loyalty to Obama? - Daily Show Song 1: All the orders gone - Theo Bard Act 2: Anonymous…
(2011/08/02) The manufactured debt crisis Part 2 (Special Event)
Aug 2, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #514 The manufactured debt crisis Part 2 Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Lincoln, the 14th amendment and full faith and credit of the U.S. - Rachel Maddow Air…
(2011/07/30) The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 2 (Special Event)
Jul 30, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #513 The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 2 Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Accountability In The UK - Daily Show - Air Date: 07-20-11 Song 1: Waltzing Matilda -…
(2011/07/27) The manufactured debt crisis Part 1 (Special Event)
Jul 27, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #512 The manufactured debt crisis Part 1 Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Special Comment: Do Not Cut Care, Mr. President Part 1 - Countdown Air Date:…
(2011/07/24) The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 1 (Special Event)
Jul 24, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #511 The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 1 Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Murdoch’s Tabloid Hacks into Murder Victim’s Phone, Advertisers Flee - Media Matters Air…
(2011/07/21) The dangers of inaction (Climate Change)
Jul 21, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #510 The dangers of inaction Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: New effects of Climate Change - Green News Report Song 1: The Edge Of The Ocean - Ivy Act 2: Mark…
(2011/07/18) War is business (Foreign Policy)
Jul 18, 2011 • 74 min
Edition #509 War is business Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Iran Bans Neckties and Shorts - Colbert Report Song 1: Short shorts - The Royal Teens Act 2: Obama Plays the…
(2011/07/15) Too much power for anyone to have (Police State)
Jul 15, 2011 • 74 min
Edition #508 Too much power for anyone to have Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Texas and Capital Punishment for Foreign Citizens - Rachel Maddow - AirDate:…
(2011/07/12) Laugh, cry and cheer (Gay rights)
Jul 12, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #507 Laugh, cry and cheer Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: NY state gay marriage law effect on humor - Wait wait - Airdate: 07-02-11 Song 1: Chapel of love - The…
(2011/07/09) 1, 2, 3, 4, I declare a class war (Economics)
Jul 9, 2011 • 73 min
Edition #506 1, 2, 3, 4, I declare a class war Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Grecian Burn - Daily Show - 06-22-11 Song 1: This is not the end - The Bravery Act 2: The…
(2011/07/06) Soft bigotry of low expectations (Elections)
Jul 6, 2011 • 80 min
Edition #505 Soft bigotry of low expectations Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Indecision 2012 - Republican Limited Options - Daily Show - Airdate: 06-30-11 Song 1: The…
(2011/07/03) The Backfire Effects (Media)
Jul 3, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #504 The Backfire Effects Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act 1: Republican Scandal Hypocrisy - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 06-16-11 Song 1: La Valse Des Vieux Os - Yann…
(2011/06/30) The pivot point (Foreign Policy)
Jun 30, 2011 • 69 min
Edition #503 The pivot point Act 1: Some or all of 6.6 billion dollars lost or stolen in Iraq - Citizen Radio - Original Air Date: 06-14-11 Song 1: Crumbling down - Yaves (The Street Pastor) Act 2: Mad In The Middle East - Mumia Abu-Jamal Song 2:…
(2011/06/28) Making the connection (Climate)
Jun 28, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #502 Making the connection Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Coal Lobby Warns Wind Farms May Blow Earth Off Orbit - The Onion Song 1: Actual coal propaganda song - Crazy,…
(2011/06/25) Will the real moderates please stand up (Religion)
Jun 25, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #501 Will the real moderates please stand up Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Harold Camping’s Rapture Failure - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: King of wishful thinking -…
(2011/06/22) Election-Related 500TH EPISODE SPECTACULAR
Jun 22, 2011 • 75 min
Edition #500! Election-Related 500TH EPISODE SPECTACULAR Act 1: Kindergarten GOP -Youth Vote - Colbert Report Song 1: Desperately Wanting - Better than Ezra Act 2: Gingrich is Uncle Fester - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 2: Knock yourself out - Jon…
(2011/06/20) Deregulating and misusing the media (Media)
Jun 20, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #499 Deregulating and misusing the media Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: A bit of explaining about net neutrality - Jimmy Dore Show Song 1: The Edge Of The Ocean - Ivy Act 2:…
(2011/06/17) Big brother and getting bigger (Police State)
Jun 17, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #498 Big brother and getting bigger Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: TinyTriumps - Drug Shortage - Colbert Report Song 1: How to save a life - The Fray Act 2: Undercover gun…
(2011/06/14) It gets worse (2012 Elections)
Jun 14, 2011 • 78 min
Edition #497 It gets worse Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Republican Candidates- It Gets Worse - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Dancing queen - Abba Act 2: Michele Bachmann Compares…
(2011/06/12) Corrosive, consolidated power (Foreign Policy)
Jun 12, 2011 • 75 min
Edition #496 Corrosive consolidated power Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Republicans Ready to Expand Presidential Warmaking Powers - The Progressive Song 1: Friends - Flight of the…
(2011/06/08) More than one way to not trust the media (Media)
Jun 8, 2011 • 78 min
Edition #495 More than one way to not trust the media Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Definitely, Maybe - Daily Show Song 1: I am Superman - R.E.M. Act 2: Brian Williams Soft Reporting…
(2011/06/05) No war but class war (Economics)
Jun 5, 2011 • 75 min
Edition #494 No war but class war Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Is Wall Street Set Up To Reward Evil - Lee Camp Song 1: Wonderful world - Sam Cooke Act 2: William Cohan Extended…
(2011/06/02) Fiscal and physical health (Health Care)
Jun 2, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #493 Fiscal and physical health Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: The GOP Budget Bill Will Kill 70,000 Children Around the World - Majority Report Song 1: First day of my life -…
(2011/05/30) Dumb as the fossils we burn (Energy and climate)
May 30, 2011 • 74 min
Edition #492 Dumb as the fossils we burn Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Rocks - Mark Fiore Song 1: Sanitarium (Welcome Home) - Apocalyptica Act 2: Fracking linked to well contamination…
(2011/05/27) Land of the free, home of the brave (Police State)
May 27, 2011 • 76 min
Edition #491 Land of the free, home of the brave Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Supreme Court: Private Prison Guards - Young Turks Song 1: Chain gang - Sam Cooke Act 2: Supreme Court…
(2011/05/24) A 1-year oil spill retrospective (Oil Spill)
May 24, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #490 A 1-year oil spill retrospective Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Coffee safety at BP - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: The ocean - The Bravery Act 2: Oil spill and GOP…
(2011/05/22) A broken system gears up for another round (Elections)
May 22, 2011 • 78 min
Edition #489 A broken system gears up for another round Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Is a two party system really democracy? - Lee Camp Song 1: A change is gonna come - Sam Cooke Act…
(2011/05/19) Examine, critique, ridicule and defend (Religion)
May 19, 2011 • 75 min
Edition #488 Examine, critique, ridicule and defend Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST” Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: Verdict on Jews: Not Guilty! - The Bugle Song 1: Diamond (Remix) - Klint Act 2: John Paul II made a…
(2011/05/16) Things are complicated (Bin Laden)
May 16, 2011 • 78 min
Edition #487 Things are complicated Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: What we should really be asking - Lee Camp Song 1: ThunderCats - Orchestral Theme Medley Act 2: What will the “War on Terror”…
(2011/05/13) Laden with problems, hungry for solutions (Economics)
May 13, 2011 • 79 min
Edition #486 Laden with problems, hungry for solutions Support the Progressive Slate! Vote every day to raise money, sign up at: www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: US Credit-worthiness future outlook downgraded - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1:…
(2011/05/11) Not time for a pep rally (Bin Laden)
May 11, 2011 • 79 min
Edition #485 Not time for a pep rally Support the Progressive Slate! Vote every day to raise money, sign up at: www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: The headline and the photos - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Back to life - Soul II Soul Act 2: Only…
(2011/05/07) Our wars and their costs (Foreign Policy)
May 7, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #484 Our wars and their costs Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Downplaying civilian deaths - Counterspin Song 1: Faith - George Michael Act 2: Trump’s idiotic oil ideas - Young Turks Song 2:…
(2011/05/04) Voter and candidate suppression (Elections)
May 4, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #483 Voter and candidate suppression Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the New Leaders Council! www.bit.ly/SupportNLC Act 1: Florida hindering new voter registration - Rachel Maddow Song 1: Einstein On The Beach -…
(2011/05/01) Oil spill anniversary and Power Shift 2011 (Environment)
May 1, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #482 Oil spill anniversary and Power Shift 2011 Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the New Leaders Council! www.bit.ly/SupportNLC Act 1: Obama’s Sophistry on Nuclear Power - The Progressive Song 1: Planet Earth -…
(2011/04/28) Your body is a battleground (Feminism, mostly abortion)
Apr 28, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #481 Your body is a battleground Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: New strict anti-abortion law - Young Turks Song 1: I’m a pilot - Fanfarlo Act 2: Not just anti-choice but anti-contraception…
(2011/04/26) The monkey is not a reference to Obama (Economics)
Apr 26, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #480 The monkey is not a reference to Obama Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the New Leaders Council! www.bit.ly/SupportNLC Act 1: Federal gov almost shut down over Planned Parenthood - Double X Gabfest from…
(2011/04/23) Unsettling settlements (Israel)
Apr 23, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #479 Unsettling settlements Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the New Leaders Council! www.bit.ly/SupportNLC Act 1: Operation Overreaction - Mark Fiore Song 1: Overreacting - Brad Sucks Act 2: Two Jews debate Israel…
(2011/04/20) Between Scylla and Charybdis (Elections 2012)
Apr 20, 2011 • 69 min
Edition #478 Between Scylla and Charybdis Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the New Leaders Council! www.bit.ly/SupportNLC Act 1: Lackluster launch of Obama’s campaign - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Ottoman - Vampire…
(2011/04/17) Under every rock (GOP and the Koch Bros)
Apr 17, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #477 Under every rock Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the New Leaders Council! www.bit.ly/SupportNLC Act 1: Political crybabies - This American Life Song 1: Awnaw - Nappy Roots Act 2: Pulling the curtain on the…
(2011/04/14) Good news for the big guys (Economics)
Apr 14, 2011 • 69 min
Edition #476 Good news for the big guys Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Bears and balls - Misery Edition - Colbert Report Song 1: Any way you want it - Journey Act 2: Florida Gov calls unemployed…
(2011/04/12) The GlennPocalypse (Media)
Apr 12, 2011 • 67 min
Edition #475 The GlennPocalypse Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: When reporters attack - Daily Show Song 1: Hotel California - Gipsy Kings Act 2: Channeled rage - Colbert Report Song 2: Sleep…
(2011/04/09) Our third war (Foreign Policy)
Apr 9, 2011 • 66 min
Edition #474 Our third war Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Mess O’North Africa - Daily Show Song 1: New shoes - Paolo Nutini Act 2: And Like That, Blink, A New War - Mumia…
(2011/04/06) They only call it class war when we fight back (Economics)
Apr 6, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #473 They only call it class war when we fight back Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Cut and ruin - Mark Fiore Song 1: Honey - Moby Act 2: Callous Republicans cut…
(2011/04/03) Some people are gay, get over it (Gay Rights)
Apr 3, 2011 • 69 min
Edition #472 Some people are gay, get over it Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Unmarried heterosexuals should be allowed to have kids - Dan Savage Song 1: Turtle (Bonobo Remix) -…
(2011/03/31) And it begins (Elections)
Mar 31, 2011 • 67 min
Edition #471 And it begins Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Election hangover - Slate.com Song 1: Razorblade - The Strokes Act 2: Senator Hatch gives absurd speech - Young Turks Song 2:…
(2011/03/29) The Idiots are taking over (Congress)
Mar 29, 2011 • 73 min
Edition #470 The Idiots are taking over Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Boehner’s People - Jim Hightower Song 1: Tears and rain - James Blunt Act 2: Ineffective GOP - Rachel Maddow Song…
(2011/03/26) McCarthyism Redux (Religious Tolerance)
Mar 26, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #469 McCarthyism Redux Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Mistaken for Muslim - 1700% Project Song 1: Look what you’ve done - JET Act 2: Anti-muslim bill in TN banning practice of…
(2011/03/23) Wisconsin state workers protest Part 3
Mar 23, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #468 Wisconsin state workers protest Part 3 Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Bust in Show - Colbert Report Song 1: Come undone - Duran Duran Act 2: The Wisconsin nuclear option -…
(2011/03/19) Media under attack from all angles (Media)
Mar 19, 2011 • 69 min
Edition #467 Media under attack from all angles Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: USA Today infographic sells out - Colbert Report Song 1: Naive - The Kooks Act 2: Netflix and the net -…
(2011/03/15) No time to lose (Climate Change)
Mar 15, 2011 • 73 min
Edition #466 No time to lose Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: McKibben/VanHollen Rally in DC - CCAN Song 1: La Redécouverte - Yann Tiersen Act 2: Interview with Bill McKibben Part…
(2011/03/12) Easing the decline (Foreign Policy)
Mar 12, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #465 Easing the decline Visit this site to support a fellow listener struggling to support his injured mother’s business www.emptythisapartment.blogspot.com/ Act 1: Tony Blair and the Iraq war - BBC News Quiz Song 1: Lake…
(2011/03/09) A whole show about broads (Feminism)
Mar 9, 2011 • 73 min
Edition #464 A whole show about broads Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Mother F#@kers - Daily Show Song 1: All American Girl - Trian Act 2: GOP’s top priority - redefine rape - Liberal…
(2011/03/06) Wisconsin state workers protest Part 2
Mar 6, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #463 Wisconsin state workers protest Part 2 Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Meet two Wis state workers - The Progressive Song 1: Gimme Sympathy - Metric Act 2: Assault on…
(2011/03/03) Condoms, confessions, evolution and Evangelicals (Religion)
Mar 3, 2011 • 67 min
Edition #462 Condoms, confessions, evolution and Evangelicals Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Pope Okays condoms sort of - Young Turks Song 1: Soft served - Soul Coughing Act 2: Pope…
(2011/03/01) Wisconsin state workers protest Part 1
Mar 1, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #461 Wisconsin state workers protest Part 1 Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: The war against workers in Wis - The Progressive Song 1: Solidarity forever - Pete Seeger Act 2:…
(2011/02/26) Dying for economic justice (Economics)
Feb 26, 2011 • 69 min
Edition #460 Dying for economic justice Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: The big bank theory - Daily Show Song 1: Grapevine fires - Death Cab For Cutie Act 2: Robbery of the middle class…
(2011/02/23) Revolution in Egypt Part 3 A revolution well done
Feb 23, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #459 Revolution in Egypt Part 3 A revolution well done Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Interview with Wael Ghonim before the step down - Majority Report Song 1: Enough - Dance…
(2011/02/20) Revolution in Egypt Part 2 Conservatives and the coverage
Feb 20, 2011 • 70 min
Edition #458 Revolution in Egypt Part 2 Conservatives and the coverage Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Mubarak’s thugs will lose - The Progressive Song 1: Fearless - VNV Nation Act 2:…
(2011/02/17) Revolution in Egypt Part 1 In support of self-determination
Feb 17, 2011 • 69 min
Edition #457 Revolution in Egypt Part 1 In support of self-determination Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Wikileaks revolution in Tunisia - Young Turks Song 1: I’m looking through you -…
(2011/02/15) A collection of embarrassments (Media)
Feb 15, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #456 A collection of embarrassments Act 1: Kirk Cameron less crazy than CNN - Majority Report Song 1: My brother the ape - They might be giants Act 2: Bananas, the atheist’s nightmare Act 3: Michelle ‘my butt’ - Media Matters Song 3:…
(2011/02/12) A Tribute to Olbermann and Countdown (Special Event)
Feb 12, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #455 A Tribute to Olbermann and Countdown Act 1: The real history of the Bush administration - Countdown Song 1: Missed the boat - Modest Mouse Act 2: Special comment on Cheney’s speech - Countdown Song 2: Last goodbye - Jeff…
(2011/02/09) A call for gun control after the Giffords Shooting
Feb 9, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #454 A call for gun control after the Giffords Shooting Help Progressive Organizations win $1,000,000 by becoming a daily voter! www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: A brief history of the United States – Bowling for…
(2011/02/06) The unfinished story of filibuster reform (Filibuster)
Feb 6, 2011 • 78 min
Edition #453 The unfinished story of filibuster reform Help Progressive Organizations win $1,000,000 by becoming a daily voter! www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: Recap of Dems for filibuster reform – Rachel Maddow Song 1: Clocks…
(2011/02/03) Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Part 2
Feb 3, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #452 Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Part 2 Help Progressive Organizations win $1,000,000 by becoming a daily voter! www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: Jon’s reaction to the AZ shooting – Daily Show Song 1: A Beautiful…
(2011/02/01) Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Part 1
Feb 1, 2011 • 73 min
Edition #451 Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Part 1 Help Progressive Organizations win $1,000,000 by becoming a daily voter! www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: Giffords shooting 9/11 tapes Act 2: Are you happy now? – The Progressive…
(2011/01/29) When the cluelesss are in control (Climate Change)
Jan 29, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #450 When the cluelesss are in control Help Progressive Organizations win $1,000,000 by becoming a daily voter! www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: Noise pollution – Colbert Report Song 1: Peace and quiet – The Rifles…
(2011/01/26) Wide Angle Lens (Economics and 5-Year Anniversary Show!)
Jan 26, 2011 • 73 min
Edition #449 Wide Angle Lens Help Progressive Organizations win $1,000,000 by becoming a daily voter! www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: A problem with capitalism – Young Turks Song 1: Crash Into Me – Crash Act 2: Reaganomics…
(2011/01/23) The United States of America has gone mad (Foreign Policy)
Jan 23, 2011 • 67 min
Edition #448 The United States of America has gone mad Help Progressive Organizations win $1,000,000 by becoming a daily voter! www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: How to spend 1.5 billion dollars – The Pinky Show Song 1:…
(2011/01/20) The Hammer and the Gavel Part 2 (Tom Delay)
Jan 20, 2011 • 72 min
Edition #447 The Hammer and the Gavel Part 2 Help Progressive Organizations win $1,000,000 by becoming a daily voter! www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: The Hammer has fallen – Rachel Maddow Act 2: Delay – In his own words…
(2011/01/18) Comedy of errors out of the gate (Congress)
Jan 18, 2011 • 69 min
Edition #446 Comedy of errors out of the gate Help Progressive Organizations win $1,000,000 by becoming a daily voter! www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: GOP takes over – Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Read It & Weep…
(2011/01/15) Health Care Debate Past and Present (Health Care)
Jan 15, 2011 • 69 min
Edition #445 Health Care Debate Past and Present Help Progressive Organizations win $1,000,000 by becoming a daily voter! www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: Medicare for all should be clear to all – The Progressive Song 1: Choctaw…
(2011/01/12) Total, utter and crushing progressive victory (DADT)
Jan 12, 2011 • 77 min
Edition #444 Total, utter and crushing progressive victory Help Progressive Organizations win $1,000,000 by becoming a daily voter! www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: McCain can stew in his own rancid juices - The Progressive Song 1:…
(2011/01/09) Fighting those who are willfully ignorant (Climate Change)
Jan 9, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #443 Fighting those who are willfully ignorant Help Progressive Organizations win $1,000,000 by becoming a daily voter! www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: Climate change in the frozen UK – Friday Night Comedy Song 1: Winter…
(2011/01/06) They are legion, etc (Anonymous)
Jan 6, 2011 • 71 min
Edition #442 They are legion, etc Help Progressive Organizations win $1,000,000 by becoming a daily voter! www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: News on Anonymous Operation: Payback – Countdown Song 1: I Want You – Savage Garden…
(2011/01/04) The dark side of the penal system start to finish (Police State)
Jan 4, 2011 • 76 min
Edition #441 The dark side of the penal system start to finish Help Progressive Organizations win $1,000,000 by becoming a daily voter! www.bit.ly/ProgressiveSlate Act 1: FBI identifying political protesters as terrorists – The…
(2011/01/01) Governments Verus Journalism (Wikileaks)
Jan 1, 2011 • 69 min
Edition #440 Governments Verus Journalism Act 1: The campaign to ruin Julian Assange – The Progressive Song 1: And So It Goes – The Essential Billy Joel Act 2: Assange released from jail – The Bugle Song 2: Jailhouse Rock…
BONUS! Repost from October 24th, 2009 Still legally treated as second-class citizens (Gay Rights)
Dec 29, 2010 • 70 min
Edition Bonus Repost from October 24th, 2009 Fill in Incredibly Clever Title About the Media Here Act 1: California Marriage Protection Act PSA 1 Song 1: I was I Was Married – The Con Act 2: When the time is right – Rachel…
BONUS! Repost from June 15th, 2006 - Fill in Incredibly Clever Title About the Media Here (Media)
Dec 20, 2010 • 64 min
Edition Bonus Repost from June 15th, 2006 Fill in Incredibly Clever Title About the Media Here Act 1: The Gay Reformation – The Majority Report Song 1: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Sunshine On Leith Act 2: Oreilly’s…
(2010/12/16) The Bad Deal Part 2 - The Politicians Strike Back (Tax Compromise)
Dec 16, 2010 • 74 min
Edition #439 The Bad Deal Part 2 - The Politicians Strike Back Act 1: We got screwed – Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light – Deja Entendu Act 2: Sanders speaking to oppose tax cuts…
(2010/12/14) The Bad Deal Part 1 (Tax Compromise)
Dec 14, 2010 • 74 min
Edition #438 The Bad Deal Part 1 Act 1: Democracil – Jimmy Dore Show Song 1: Take Me Down – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Act 2: Baseless, Obama press conference – Rachel Maddow Song 2: Billionaire – Billionaire…
(2010/12/11) Green Light, All Systems Go (DADT)
Dec 11, 2010 • 70 min
Edition #437 Misleading and hate mongering Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: The Word – Army of Mum – Colbert Report Song 1: New Slang – Oh, Inverted…
(2010/12/08) Misleading and hate mongering (Media)
Dec 8, 2010 • 74 min
Edition #436 Misleading and hate mongering Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Doubtsourced – Daily Show Song 1: Something Good Can Work – Tourist History Act 2:…
(2010/12/05) People scared clothes-less and world powers exposed (International Security)
Dec 5, 2010 • 75 min
Edition #435 People scared clothes-less and world powers exposed Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Don’t touch my junk – Jimmy Dore Show Song 1: Submarine…
(2010/12/02) Managing and mismanaging (Economics)
Dec 2, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #434 Managing and mismanaging Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Poor corporations pay too much tax – Young Turks Song 1: Revolution – The Beatles…
(2010/11/30) The honorable class of 2010 (Elections)
Nov 30, 2010 • 74 min
Edition #433 The honorable class of 2010 Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Campaign ads might not matter – On the Media Song 1: It Don’t Matter – Southern…
BONUS! Repost from May 8th, 2006 - He may be a failure, but he’s our failure (Colbert Roasts Bush)
Nov 27, 2010 • 53 min
Edition - Bonus Repost from May 8th, 2006 - He may be a failure, but he’s our failure Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: David Bender and Rachel discuss – Rachel Maddow…
(2010/11/24) Giving voice to the powerless (Immigration)
Nov 24, 2010 • 68 min
Edition #432 Giving voice to the powerless Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: East German immigration reform – Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Takin’ Retards…
(2010/11/21) Confessions of a ghost writer (Foreign Policy)
Nov 21, 2010 • 72 min
Edition #431 Confessions of a ghost writer Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Expanding the war – Rachel Maddow Song 1: The Chance I Deserve – Spring Came, Rain…
(2010/11/18) Cuts like a knife (Economics)
Nov 18, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #430 Cuts like a knife Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Obama greeted in India – Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: These Are Days (Live) – MTV…
(2010/11/16) And let us never speak of it again (Rally for Sanity and/or Fear)
Nov 16, 2010 • 72 min
Edition #429 And let us never speak of it again Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Press fear award – The Rally Song 1: Zebra – Teen Dream Act 2: Sanity/Fear…
(2010/11/13) Not all beliefs are created equal (Religion)
Nov 13, 2010 • 70 min
Edition #428 Not all beliefs are created equal Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Stat of the Union – Colbert Report Song 1: We Are All Made of Stars – 18 Act 2:…
(2010/11/10) Punished for UNDERreaching (Elections)
Nov 10, 2010 • 73 min
Edition #427 Punished for UNDERreaching Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: The mourning after – Daily Show Song 1: Fake Plastic Trees – The Best of Radiohead Act 2:…
(2010/11/07) The system is damaged but our expectations are broken (Education)
Nov 7, 2010 • 66 min
Edition #426 The system is damaged but our expectations are broken Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Update on crazy Texas textbook changes – Young Turks Song 1: Swing…
(2010/11/04) Muslims are scary (Religious Tolerance)
Nov 4, 2010 • 68 min
Edition #425 Muslims are scary Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Applause for Bloomberg – The Progressive Song 1: Falling Down – Falling Down – Single Act 2:…
(2010/11/02) Big Elections Show (Elections)
Nov 2, 2010 • 81 min
Edition #424 Big Elections Show Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Midterm erections – Colbert Report Song 1: I’m Not the Man (Live) – MTV Unplugged: 10,000…
(2010/10/30) Worshiping a false idol (Economics)
Oct 30, 2010 • 73 min
Edition #423 Worshiping a false idol Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Chilean miners saved by democracy – Counterspin Song 1: Hero of the Day – Load Act 2:…
(2010/10/27) Things will get better (Gay RIghts)
Oct 27, 2010 • 12 min
Edition #422 Things will get better Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Don’t enforce – Rachel Maddow Song 1: How – Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why…
(2010/10/24) The narrative in the news (Media)
Oct 24, 2010 • 72 min
Edition #421 End Nixon’s war on drugs Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Election narrative – Counterspin Song 1: Black & Blue – Miike Snow Act 2: Beltway…
(2010/10/21) End Nixon’s war on drugs (Drug War)
Oct 21, 2010 • 64 min
Edition #420 End Nixon’s war on drugs Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Cenk’s Take to end the war on Drugs – MSNBC Song 1: Gangsta’s Paradise –…
(2010/10/19) The asylum is holding elections, don’t let the inmates be the only voters (Elections)
Oct 19, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #419 The asylum is holding elections, don’t let the inmates be the only voters Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Tea party coloring book Colbert Report Song 1: Poem to…
(2010/10/16) Math has a well known liberal bias (Economics)
Oct 16, 2010 • 74 min
Edition #418 Math has a well known liberal bias Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Foreclosure Crisis – Daily Show Song 1: Razon Wire – Chris Priest Act 2: TARP…
(2010/10/13) Lunatics on the right, broken system, support the fighters (Elections)
Oct 13, 2010 • 67 min
Edition #417 Lunatics on the right, broken system, support the fighters Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Stop whining – Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1:…
(2010/10/10) Today is 350.org’s Global Work Party (Climate Change)
Oct 10, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #416 Today is 350.org’s Global Work Party Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Deniers funding NOVA – Counterspin Song 1: Like the Weather – In My Tribe…
(2010/10/07) You thought you were angry at Wall Street before (Economics)
Oct 7, 2010 • 65 min
Edition #415 You thought you were angry at Wall Street before Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: It’s ooover! – Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Steal My…
(2010/10/05) Executing a war, civilians and our strategy of empire (Foreign Policy)
Oct 5, 2010 • 70 min
Edition #414 As the election looms Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Paul Rykoff on the war not being over – Rachel Maddow Song 1: Girl in the war – Chris Priest…
(2010/10/02) As the election looms (Elections)
Oct 2, 2010 • 70 min
Edition #413 As the election looms Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Couldn’t be elected dog catcher – Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Brain Stew –…
(2010/09/29) Islamophobia (Religious Tolerance)
Sep 29, 2010 • 70 min
Edition #412 Islamophobia Sponsor: Visit GoToMeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast Act 1: Extremest Makeover – Homeland Edition – Daily Show Song 1: You Don’t Know Me (feat. Regina…
(2010/09/26) A look at the Republican Tea Party (GOP)
Sep 26, 2010 • 76 min
Edition #411 A look at the Republican Tea Party Act 1: GOP congress – Rachel Maddow Song 1: I Miss You – blink-182 Act 2: Restoring Honor Rally Part 1 – New Left Media Song 2: God Shed His Grace On Thee – 50/50 –…
(2010/09/23) The economics of happiness and anger (Economics)
Sep 23, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #410 The economics of happiness and anger Act 1: Fox News job opening - Colbert Report Song 1: Work - Bob Marley Act 2: Class warfare - Top 1% vs. You - Young Turks Song 2: Class warfare - Chris Priest Act 3: Republicans winning…
(2010/09/21) Do it yourself universe, God not required (Religion)
Sep 21, 2010 • 66 min
Edition #409 Do it yourself universe, God not required Act 1: Evangelical Christian Terrorists - Young Turks Song 1: Early in the morning - Peter, Paul And Mary Act 2: Interview with the Pope (Matt Besser) - Citizen Radio Song 2: Livin’…
(2010/09/18) Continuing march toward equal rights (Gay Rights)
Sep 18, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #408 Continuing march toward equal rights Act 1: Reaction to the Prop 8 Ruling - Jimmy Dore Show Song 1: Suite for Solo Cello No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: V. Gavotte I/II - Yo-Yo Ma Act 2: Orientation of the Prop 8 judge -…
(2010/09/15) War is over, but not really (Foreign Policy)
Sep 15, 2010 • 70 min
Edition #407 War is over, but not really Act 1: Richard Engle on the Taliban in Afghanistan - Rachel Maddow Song 1: Reach out in the darkness - Friend and Lover Act 2: Generals push to stay in Afghanistan - Young Turks Song 2: Go your own way -…
(2010/09/12) Election season in full swing (Elections)
Sep 12, 2010 • 72 min
Edition #406 Election season in full swing Act 1: What’s next for campaign finance - Bill Moyers Journal Song 1: Save tonight - Eagle-Eyed Cherry Act 2: The disclose act - On the Media Song 2: Loud pipes - Ratatat Act 3: Gibbs says Dems will…
(2010/09/09) Countdown to Beckopalypse has Begun (Media)
Sep 9, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #405 Countdown to Beckopalypse has Begun Act 1: Cenk takes on Fox News - The Ed Show Song 1: One - Apocalyptica Act 2: Fox funds GOP Govs - Media Matters Act 3: Fox and GOP make it official - Colbert Report Song 3: So long -…
(2010/09/07) Citizen Kant or Radio Dispatches from the Occupied South (Immigration)
Sep 7, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #404 Citizen Kant or Radio Dispatches from the Occupied South Act 1: Citizenship down - Colbert Report Song 1: Slave song - Sade Act 2: Utah’s anti-immigration dystopia - The Progressive Song 2: Backfire - MuteMath Act 3: Terror babies…
(2010/09/04) Rachel Maddow gives credit where credit is due (Foreign Policy)
Sep 4, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #403 Rachel Maddow gives credit where credit is due Act 1: 9 Billion lost - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Where Did It Go - Jimmy Cliff Act 2: The insane cost of war - Young Turks Song 2: Goodbye yellow brick road - Elton John Act 3:…
(2010/09/01) The economics of stupidity (Economics)
Sep 1, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #402 The economics of stupidity Act 1: The Word - Ownership society - Colbert Report Song 1: Different names for the same thing - Death Cab For Cutie Act 2: Supply-side economics debunked - Young Turks Song 2: Baby it’s fact -…
(2010/08/29) The Beckoning (Rights)
Aug 29, 2010 • 68 min
Edition #401 The Beckoning Act 1: The ACLU on Obama’s ‘New normal’ - On the Media Song 1: Harold T. Wilkins, Or How To Wait For A Very Long Time - Fanfarlo Act 2: The ACLU report on Obama - Rachel Maddow Song 2: There’s still time - Peter…
(2010/08/26) So much for don’t be evil (Net Neutrality)
Aug 26, 2010 • 70 min
Edition #400 So much for don’t be evil Act 1: So much for ‘don’t be evil’ - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Blueprint - Arkells Act 2: Internet Exploiter - Daily Show Song 2: Once around the block - Badly Drawn Boy Act 3: Google and…
(2010/08/24) Climate bill killed as the world melts (Climate Change)
Aug 24, 2010 • 68 min
Edition #399 Climate bill killed as the world melts Act 1: The trouble with fracking - Rachel Maddow Song 1: That’s all - Clare and the Reasons Act 2: Obama on respecting science - Citizen Radio Song 2: Where is my mind - The Pixies Act…
(2010/08/21) This is a total waste of our time (Park 51)
Aug 21, 2010 • 72 min
Edition #398 This is a total waste of our time Act 1: Cat and Mosque - Mark Fiore Song 1: Anywhere is - Enya Act 2: Municipal land-use update - Daily Show Song 2: Tolerance - Michael Franti And Spearhead Act 3: Cantor on the mosque ‘Come on’ -…
(2010/08/18) The morale of the troops (Gay Rights)
Aug 18, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #397 The morale of the troops Act 1: Lt. Dan Choi finally discharged - Rachel Maddow Song 1: Honesty - Billy Joel Act 2: Dan Choi on LGBT support of Dems - Citizen Radio Song 2: Gimme Sympathy - Metric Act 3: Jonathan Hopkins on…
(2010/08/15) Mentally and morally bankrupt economics (Economics)
Aug 15, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #396 Mentally and morally bankrupt economics Act 1: Killing an ant with a nuclear bomb - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: High hopes - Frank Sinatra Act 2: Barney Frank on Elizabeth Warren - Rachel Maddow Song 2: Welcome to the Black…
(2010/08/12) Another giant distraction based on bigotry (Immigration)
Aug 12, 2010 • 67 min
Edition #395 Another giant distraction based on bigotry Act 1: Be nice to minorities - Bill Maher Song 1: We are going to be friends - White Stripes Act 2: Latino 911 - Daily Show Song 2: Nothing Else Matters - Apocalyptica Act 3: Championing…
(2010/08/10) A battle finally won in the war (Gay Rights)
Aug 10, 2010 • 68 min
Edition #394 A battle finally won in the war Act 1: Lesbian mothers - Colbert Report Song 1: Middle Class Boy - Theo Bard Act 2: Crazy gay marriage speech - Young Turks Song 2: The bleeding heart show - The New Pornographers Act 3:…
(2010/08/07) Shirley you jest, Obama (Shirley Sherrod)
Aug 7, 2010 • 69 min
Edition ##393 Shirley you jest, Obama Act 1: The Obama Paradox - Rachel Maddow Song 1: Who’s crying now - Journey Act 2: Shep Smith rips Fox - Young Turks Song 2: True affection - The Blow Act 3: Administration congratulates itself too…
(2010/08/04) WikiFrenzy (Foreign Policy)
Aug 4, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #392 WikiFrenzy Act 1: Just got the carfax - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Aegean Wave - Suzanne Ciani Act 2: Documents - Rachel Maddow Song 2: Opportunity - Pete Murray Act 3: That’s the way I leak it - Colbert Report Song 3:…
(2010/08/01) Not right, not fair and not justice (Law Enforcement)
Aug 1, 2010 • 66 min
Edition #391 Not right, not fair and not justice Act 1: Gary Johnson, Pro-pot activist - Colbert Report Song 1: Drug Ballad - Eminem Act 2: How the drug war hurts communities - Citizen Radio Song 2: Down on the corner - Creedence…
(2010/07/29) Reverse Robin Hood Republicans (Economics)
Jul 29, 2010 • 72 min
Edition #390 Reverse Robin Hood Republicans Act 1: GOP on raising retirement age, cut benefits - Young Turks Song 1: Home - Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros Act 2: Barney Frank on financial reform - Chris Priest Song 2: Lawless…
(2010/07/27) Religious Justice League (Religion)
Jul 27, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #389 Religious Justice League Act 1: Banning haircuts - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Painted by numbers - The Sounds Act 2: Political fashion news - The Bugle Song 2: Lebanese Blonde - Thievery Corporation Act 3: Pope whipped himself…
(2010/07/24) Torture is Un-American so we don’t call it that (Media)
Jul 24, 2010 • 60 min
Edition #388 Torture is Un-American so we don’t call it that Act 1: Blame - Daily Show Song 1: Blame it on the Tetons - Modest Mouse Act 2: Harvard’s study on torture - Young Turks Song 2: Where does the good go - Tegan and Sara Act 3: Yahweh…
(2010/07/21) The state of the empire (Foreign Policy)
Jul 21, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #387 The state of the empire Act 1: McChrystal article by Michael Hastings - Colbert Report Song 1: The moment I said it - Imogen Heap Act 2: Gaps in Afghan government - Rachel Maddow Song 2: Out of our hands - Ikon Act 3: UK…
(2010/07/18) Thank you BP (Oil Spill)
Jul 18, 2010 • 67 min
Edition #386 Thank you BP Act 1: Endless bummers - Daily Show Song 1: My name is Jonas - Weezer Act 2: Shep Smith slams Fox News defending BP - Young Turks Song 2: Real world - Matchbox Twenty Act 3: ThreatDown - Dawn - Colbert Report Song 3:…
(2010/07/15) A flawed and broken paradigm (Economics)
Jul 15, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #385 A flawed and broken paradigm Act 1: Pros and cons of financial reform bill - Young Turks Song 1: Satellite - Guster Act 2: Estate tax discussion - Bill Maher Song 2: I Want to Protect You - Eels Act 3: Reinstate the estate tax -…
(2010/07/13) Kagan’s vapid and hollow confirmation (Supreme Court)
Jul 13, 2010 • 68 min
Edition #384 Kagan’s vapid and hollow confirmation Act 1: Kagan on Supreme Court confirmations - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 1: Play the game - Shout Out Louds Act 2: Too many Jews - Le Show Song 2: Fade to black - Apocalyptica Act 3: Like a…
(2010/07/10) A celebration of science (Climate Change)
Jul 10, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #383 A celebration of science Act 1: NUMMI is reborn for electric cars - NPR Song 1: Electric car - They might be giants Act 2: News of the warm 1 - Le Show Song 2: Warning sign - Coldplay Act 3: Bill McKibben Interview Part 1 - The…
(2010/07/07) Obama and GOP speak on oil spill (Oil Spill) (MP3)
Jul 7, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #382 Obama and GOP speak on oil spill Act 1: Day 58, Obama’s speech - Daily Show Song 1: Friend of the Devil - Counting Crows Act 2: President’s weekly address - Le Show Song 2: Angry - Matchbox Twenty Act 3: LA Senator wants more oil…
(2010/07/04) Wars, Crimes and War Crimes (Foreign Policy) (MP3)
Jul 4, 2010 • 73 min
Edition #381 Wars, Crimes and War Crimes Act 1: Back in Black - Mark Fiore Song 1: Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin Act 2: Bush admits to war crimes - Countdown Song 2: Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote Act 3: Water-boarding is a no-brainer - Bill…
(2010/07/01) Oil Apologies (Oil Spill) (MP3)
Jul 1, 2010 • 68 min
Edition #380 Oil Apologies Act 1: Trust me - Mark Fiore Song 1: Happy to be stuck with you - Huey Lewis and the News Act 2: We care about the small people - Wait wait don’t tell me Song 2: Always mean it - Emilyn Brodsky Act 3: Oil apologies -…
(2010/06/29) The Breakup of the Year (Foreign Policy) (MP3)
Jun 29, 2010 • 70 min
Edition #379The Breakup of the YearAct 1: Never disparage civilian superiors - Wait wait don’t tell meSong 1: Sixteen Military Wives - The DecemberistsAct 2: Firing generals - It’s all politicsSong 2: We never change - ColdplayAct 3: Must have been…
(2010/06/26) Media is weak and getting weaker (Media) (MP3)
Jun 26, 2010 • 70 min
Edition #378Media is weak and getting weakerAct 1: Press you’re stuck - Daily ShowSong 1: Termite circus - Monkey Island 4Act 2: Goodbye to Helen Thomas - On the MediaSong 2: Custom BotL promo instrumental - Chris PriestAct 3: Michael Copps on Net…
(2010/06/23) Yet another oil spill show (Oil Spill) (MP3)
Jun 23, 2010 • 72 min
Edition #377Yet another oil spill showAct 1: Crude and Unusual - Colbert ReportSong 1: White flag - DidoAct 2: BP RIP - Rachel MaddowSong 2: Addicted to oil - Le ShowAct 3: The gall of BP’s Tony Hayward - The ProgressiveSong 3: Back in the high life…
(2010/06/20) Yeah, still going on (Oil Spill (MP3)
Jun 20, 2010 • 72 min
Edition #376Yeah, still going onAct 1: More of Obama’s non-anger - Wait wait don’t tell meSong 1: Don’t look back in anger - OasisAct 2: Proven unsafe - Rachel MaddowSong 2: Mystify - INXSAct 3: Speaking of BP - Le ShowSong 3: Too late, too slow -…
(2010/06/17) An Armada of Humanaterrorists (Israel) (MP3)
Jun 17, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #375An Armada of HumanaterroristsAct 1: Israel beat the Somalis to it - BBC News QuizSong 1: Hostage-O - Warren ZevonAct 2: Release the prisoners, release the tapes - Young TurksSong 2: Respect - Diana Ross & The SupremesAct 3: Republican…
(2010/06/15) We’re all covered in oil (Oil Spill) (MP3)
Jun 15, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #374We’re all covered in oilAct 1: The Spilling Fields - Daily ShowSong 1: Sweet Georgia Brown - Brother Bones and His ShadowsAct 2: Oil and energy policy - Rachel MaddowSong 2: Talk - ColdplayAct 3: Obama’s non-anger - Wait wait don’t tell…
(2010/06/12) Lots of swears about religion (Religion) (MP3)
Jun 12, 2010 • 64 min
Edition #373 Lots of swears about religion Act 1: Pope song - Tim Minchin Act 2: 90’s norms of priesthood - Le Show Song 2: Lleva Me El Compas - Gipsy Kings Act 3: How L.A. Archdiocese mishandled a priest - NPR Song 3: Tomorrow, Wendy - Concrete…
(2010/06/08) You (nearly) have the right to remain honest (Gay Rights) (MP3)
Jun 8, 2010 • 72 min
Edition #372 You (nearly) have the right to remain honest Act 1: Un-gay - Mark Fiore Song 1: It’s the End of the World As We Know It - R.E.M. Act 2: Alpha Dog of the Week - Colbert Report Song 2: Dog days are over - Florence And The Machine Act 3:…
(2010/06/05) Stop me if you’ve heard this before (Oil Spill) (MP3)
Jun 5, 2010 • 68 min
Edition #371Stop me if you’ve heard this beforeAct 1: Moving on to depressed resignation Part 1 - The BugleSong 1: Witness - Roots ManuvaAct 2: Obama responds to BP disaster - The ProgressiveSong 2: Like a Criminal - The Sheila DivineAct 3: Moving on…
(2010/06/03) Analysis and warnings, we see it coming (Economics) (MP3)
Jun 2, 2010 • 67 min
Edition #370Analysis and warnings, we see it comingAct 1: Hoarders - Daily ShowSong 1: Have you had enough - Rickie Lee Jones and The Squirrel Nut ZippersAct 2: The banks still own congress - The ProgressiveSong 2: What I am - Edie Brickell and New…
(2010/06/01) Out of the mouths of infant-minded adults (Tea Party) (MP3)
Jun 1, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #369Out of the mouths of infant-minded adultsAct 1: Napoleon blown apart - Colbert ReportSong 1: Loser - Three doors downAct 2: Tax Day Tea Party Part 1 - New Left MediaSong 2: Unwell - Matchbox TwentyAct 3: Blogger want Obama assassinated -…
(2010/05/29) Their fault, our fault, your fault, my fault (Oil Spill) (MP3)
May 29, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #368 Their fault, our fault, your fault, my faultAct 1: Proud to be British - The BugleSong 1: Crazy train - Ozzy OsbournAct 2: GOP runs from drill baby drill - Young TurksSong 2: Accidental Mambo - Mambo All-StarsAct 3: Impacts and…
(2010/05/26) Arrest the Pope (Religion) (MP3)
May 26, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #367 Arrest the Pope Act 1: Devil denounces Catholic Church - SNL Song 1: Play With Fire - The Rolling Stones Act 2: Dawkins wants to arrest the Pope - BBC News Quiz Song 2: Jesus loved Judas - Jason Roseboom Act 3: Continuing coverage of…
(2010/05/23) Horrifying health care aftermath (Health Care) (MP3)
May 23, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #366Horrifying health care aftermathAct 1: Unethical bastards - Daily ShowSong 1: Slave song - SadeAct 2: Post-game of just passed health bill - Blast the RightSong 2: Suffer - Stretford EndAct 3: Angry reactions to health care law - It’s all…
(2010/05/20) Valid and moronic arguments against Kagan (Supreme Court) (MP3)
May 20, 2010 • 72 min
Edition #365Valid and moronic arguments against KaganAct 1: Hang on Stevens - The Al Franken ShowAct 2: History of Supreme Court fights - Rachel MaddowSong 2: A Quai - Yann TiersenAct 3: Nomination predictions - Media MattersSong 3: A Quai - Yann…
(2010/05/18) Delusions of fascism, journalism and grandeur (Media) (MP3)
May 18, 2010 • 70 min
Edition #364Delusions of fascism, journalism and grandeurAct 1: Glenn Beck’s Nazi Tourette’s - Daily ShowSong 1: Better be quite now - Elliott SmithAct 2: The power of conservative media - Young TurksSong 2: Everything In Its Right Place -…
(2010/05/15) Wrongheaded reactions, foreign and domestic (Foreign Policy) (MP3)
May 15, 2010 • 66 min
Edition #363Wrongheaded reactions, foreign and domesticAct 1: Palin on the playground - The BugleSong 1: Buildings and mountains - The Republic TigersAct 2: Andrew Bacevich on Afghanistan Part 1 - Moyers JournalSong 2: Highschool lover - AirAct 3:…
(2010/05/13) Winning by losing (Economics) (MP3)
May 13, 2010 • 64 min
Edition #362Winning by losingAct 1: Winning by losing - Mark FioreSong 1: I’m a loser - The BeatlesAct 2: Minority leader called out - Young TurksSong 2: Birdhouse in your soul - They Might be GiantsAct 3: The inside job Part 1 - This American…
(2010/05/11) The Police State Welcomes You (Immigration) (MP3)
May 11, 2010 • 62 min
Edition #361The Police State Welcomes YouAct 1: Boycotting AZ, teas and otherwise - Wait wait don’t tell meSong 1: Tea for the Tillerman - Cat StevensAct 2: AZ law spurs immigration reform - Rachel MaddowSong 2: Different People - No DoubtAct 3: AZ…
(2010/05/09) For the sake of dinosaur squeezings (Oil Spill) (MP3)
May 9, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #360For the sake of dinosaur squeezingsAct 1: Dinosaur squeezings – Mark FioreAct 2: Conversation with Joe Romm – CountdownAct 3: One final taste of oysters – Young TurksAct 4: Wind farm vs. oil spill – Colbert ReportAct 5: Discussion…
(2010/05/06) Bulls, Bears, Bailouts and Fraud (Economics) (MP3)
May 6, 2010 • 68 min
Edition #359Bulls, Bears, Bailouts and FraudAct 1: Luntz memo of reform-killing talking points - Rachel MaddowAct 2: Dishonest and diversionary rhetoric - The ProgressiveAct 3: Dow over 11,000 - Colbert ReportAct 4: Dodd speech on financial reform -…
(2010/05/01) Forced to lie to serve with honor (Gay Rights) (MP3)
May 1, 2010 • 64 min
Edition #358Forced to lie to serve with honorAct 1: Busted anti-gay republican comes out - Young TurksAct 2: Repealing DADT popular in polls - CounterspinAct 3: Bait and snitch - Colbert ReportAct 4: Gay Saudi gets arrested - Young TurksAct 5: Letter…
(2010/04/28) Cowardice and callousness (Foreign Policy) (MP3)
Apr 27, 2010 • 68 min
Edition #357Cowardice and callousness Act 1: We can’t be overly accepting - Citizen RadioAct 2: Girl has nose and ears cut off - Young TurksAct 3: Reza Aslan on Afghanistan - Daily ShowAct 4: Boxing the US in Afghanistan - The ProgressiveAct 5:…
(2010/04/25) Yeah, I’m conflating the tea parties with the militia movement (Tea Parties) (MP3)
Apr 24, 2010 • 67 min
Edition #356Yeah, I’m conflating the tea parties with the militia movementAct 1: Armed march on almost Washington - Rachel MaddowAct 2: The history of April 19th and 20th - On the MediaAct 3: On the road with the Tea Party Express - Daily ShowAct 4:…
(2010/04/22) Don’t believe in any form of sorcery (Religion) (MP3)
Apr 22, 2010 • 68 min
Edition #356Don’t believe in any form of sorcery Act 1: Man faces execution for sorcery - Young TurksAct 2: Passover seder half-assed - The OnionAct 3: Jesus, Reconsidered - NPRAct 4: Student forced out of school over gay parents - Young TurksAct…
(2010/04/20) Toxic assets from Wall St to West Virginia (Economics) (MP3)
Apr 20, 2010 • 68 min
Edition #354Toxic assets from Wall St to West VirginiaAct 1: Lifestyles of the rich and despicable - Wait wait don’t tell meAct 2: We bought a toxic asset so you can watch it die - NPRAct 3: Michael Lewis - The Big Short - Daily ShowAct 4: Joeseph…
(2010/04/17) Backwards politics and the climate (Climate) (MP3)
Apr 17, 2010 • 72 min
Edition #353Backwards politics and the climateAct 1: Annie Leonard on stuff - Colbert ReportAct 2: Dr. James Hansen - Storms of my grandchildren - Thom HartmannAct 3: Chamber of commerce and the climate - Ring of FireAct 4: Facing America’s energy…
(2010/04/14) Destroying the media in more ways than one (Media) (MP3)
Apr 13, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #352 Destroying the media in more ways than one Act 1: Some bullshit happening somewhere - The Onion Act 2: We need less media consolidation - The Progressive Act 3: Anchor management - Daily Show Act 4: Internet freedom in danger -…
(2010/04/11) I’s on Edjukashun (Education) (MP3)
Apr 11, 2010 • 67 min
Edition #351 I’s on Edjukashun Act 1: Earning is fundamental - Colbert Report Act 2: Child so stupid she sees letters backwards - The Onion Act 3: Arne Duncan on US education reform - Colbert Report Act 4: James Loewen on education -…
(2010/04/08) March of the loons (Conservatives) (MP3)
Apr 8, 2010 • 70 min
Edition #350 March of the loons Act 1: Health care slime machine - Daily Show Act 2: Obama may be Anti-Christ, like Hitler - Young Turks Act 3: Coburn on Fox News bias - Countdown Act 4: Elephant graveyard with David Frum - Colbert Report Act…
(2010/04/06) Who didn’t see this coming? (Religion) (MP3)
Apr 6, 2010 • 63 min
Edition #349 Who didn’t see this coming Act 1: Gay sex scandal involving Vatican - Young Turks Act 2: Little deaf boys, it’s a thing - Le Show Act 3: The fixer in the Catholic church Part 1 - This American Life Act 4: Holy Shit - Daily Show Act…
(2010/04/04) The new law of the land Part 2 (Health Care) (MP3)
Apr 4, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #348 The new law of the land Part 2 Act 1: Crystal clear debate - Rachel Maddow Act 2: Tea party protesters hurl slurs at congressmen - Young Turks Act 3: Plea to bring down the violence - Countdown Act 4: Reactions to health care law -…
(2010/03/31) The new law of the land Part 1 (Health Care) (MP3)
Mar 31, 2010 • 67 min
Edition #347 The new law of the land Part 1 Act 1: Obama’s signing speech - Countdown Act 2: Health in the USA - The Bugle Act 3: Reason to celebrate - Political Scene Act 4: What happens now - Rachel Maddow Act 5: Looking back on dire…
(2010/03/27) At war at home and abroad (Foreign Policy) (MP3)
Mar 26, 2010 • 67 min
Edition #346 At war at home and abroad Act 1: The Word - Afghanistan - Colbert Report Act 2: Afghans may not like having families killed - Counterspin Act 3: Local harlot exposes face - The Onion Act 4: Morbid milestone in Afghanistan -…
(2010/03/24) Blowing up mountains and our future (Climate Change) (MP3)
Mar 24, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #345 Blowing up mountains and our future Act 1: Lorax Coal - Rachel Maddow Act 2: Ed Markey on climate bill Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act 3: Oil spill improves wildlife viscosity - The Onion Act 4: Ed Markey on climate bill Part 2 - Ring of…
(2010/03/22) The ultimate last final push (Health Care) (MP3)
Mar 22, 2010 • 66 min
Edition #344 The ultimate last final push Act 1: Define and conquer - Colbert Report Act 2: Limbaugh’s gonna leave - Media Matter Minute Act 3: Code red to stop the bill - Rachel Maddow Act 4: The ultimate last final push - Daily Show Act 5:…
(2010/03/17) Religious cults, the Christian Right and evangelists, evil and not (Religion) (MP3)
Mar 17, 2010 • 63 min
Edition #343 Religious cults, the Christian Right and evangelists, evil and not Act 1: Are religious cults killing democracy - Thom Hartmann Act 2: Why are some Christians mad over Avatar - Young Turks Act 3: Bait and switch evangelism - This…
(2010/03/13) Situation generally screwed up (Economics) (MP3)
Mar 13, 2010 • 63 min
Edition #342 Situation generally screwed up Act 1: New financial fight - Rachel Maddow Act 2: Scott Patterson on The Quants - Daily Show Act 3: Politicians admit they’re owned by Wall Street - Young Turks Act 4: Is the economic ship…
(2010/03/11) Flagrant ignorance (Climate Change) (MP3)
Mar 11, 2010 • 66 min
Edition #341 Flagrant ignorance Act 1: Unusually large snow storm - Daily Show Act 2: Snowpocalypse vs. climate change - Media Matters Act 3: GOP doesn’t believe in climate change - Countdown Act 4: Does winter snow disprove climate change -…
(2010/03/09) The Blair House Project (I didn’t make the joke first) (Health Care) (MP3)
Mar 9, 2010 • 64 min
Edition #340 The Blair House Project (I didn’t make the joke first) Act 1: Summit’s eve - Daily Show Act 2: Help - Health care special comment - Countdown Act 3: Wrap up of health care summit - Young Turks Act 4: Name calling, racist attacks…
(2010/03/07) Who, what and how we’re fighting (GOP) (MP3)
Mar 7, 2010 • 66 min
Edition #339 Who, what and how we’re fighting Act 1: CPAC 2010 Rage within the machine - Daily Show Act 2: CPAC Conference - Rachel Maddow Act 3: CPAC - US has the best health care - Young Turks Act 4: Rage within the machine - Progressivism -…
(2010/03/03) They’re dickholes, but they’re smart (Economics) (MP3)
Mar 3, 2010 • 67 min
Edition #338 They’re dickholes, but they’re smart Act 1: Rush Limbaugh wants you to get screwed - Young Turks Act 2: Area CEO doesn’t have time for this crap - The Onion Act 3: Inherent racism in Tea Party movement - Countdown Act 4: Thomas…
(2010/02/27) Terrorism in the age of unreason (Foreign Policy) (MP3)
Feb 27, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #337 Terrorism in the age of unreason Act 1: An inconvenient trial - Daily Show Act 2: GOP lies on terrorism - Rachel Maddow Act 3: KSM Trail Formidable Opponent - Colbert Report Act 4: Fox News making up BS on captured terrorists -…
(2010/02/24) Don’t complain, you could buy an election too if you wanted (Supreme Court) (MP3)
Feb 24, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #336 Don’t complain, you could buy an election too if you wanted Act 1: Who owns our politicians - Young Turks Act 2: Corporate free speech - Colbert Report Act 3: Jeffery Toobin on purchasing courts Part 1 - Moyer’s Journal Act 4:…
(2010/02/20) They’re here, they’re discriminated against, they’re used to it (Rights) (MP3)
Feb 20, 2010 • 67 min
Edition #335 They’re here, they’re discriminated against, they’re used to it Act 1: First DADT hearing tomorrow - Rachel Maddow Act 2: High court bans same-sex friendships - The Onion Act 3: DADT popular in polls - Counterspin Act 4: Dreaded Bliss in…
(2010/02/17) No bridges to burn (Healthcare) (MP3)
Feb 17, 2010 • 67 min
Edition #334 No bridges to burn Act 1: The healthcare debate is making me sick - Brian Unger Act 2: Pass healthcare, DUH - Rachel Maddow Act 3: 6 facts on Obama and Dems being bipartisan - Young Turks Act 4: Reconciliation deemed risky -…
(2010/02/14) Soulless, Clueless, Feckless, Brazen (Media) (MP3)
Feb 14, 2010 • 61 min
Edition #333 Soulless, Clueless, Feckless, Brazen Act 1: Limbaugh’s Haiti comment - Countdown Act 2: Limbaugh the hyena - Ring of Fire Act 3: O’Reilly and the Haiti telethon - Countdown Act 4: Even better than the real thing - The Daily…
(2010/02/10) The Futility of Leaning Right (Congress) (MP3)
Feb 9, 2010 • 64 min
Edition #332 The Futility of Leaning Right Act 1: Obama crushes house GOP - Young Turks Act 2: Doris Kearns Goodwin on weak Dems - Daily Show Act 3: Change terrifies conservatives - Ring of Fire Act 4: Obama nails Rep and Cenk debunks lies -…
(2010/02/07) Some take on banks while others lie to protect them (Economics) (MP3)
Feb 7, 2010 • 64 min
Edition #331 Some take on banks while others lie to protect them Act 1: Obama takes on bankers - Daily Show Act 2: Moyers on greed - Moyers’ Journal Act 3: Economists being right isn’t enough - Counterspin Act 4: Eliot Spitzer - Colbert…
(2010/02/03) Impending Mending or Coming Crash? (Economics) (MP3)
Feb 2, 2010 • 67 min
Edition #330 Impending Mending or Coming Crash Act 1: Financial inquiry report - Daily Show Act 2: Another economic disaster coming - Young Turks Act 3: Banker are America’s new thugs - Ring of Fire Act 4: Bernie Madoff M.D. - Slate Act 5: Matt…
(2010/01/31) Welcome President Brown (Special Election) (MP3)
Jan 31, 2010 • 70 min
Edition #329 Welcome President Brown Act 1: Recruiting a party with spine - Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me Act 2: Balance of the Senate - It’s all politics Act 3: You have the majority, now act like it - The Young Turks Act 4: Caller says election was…
(2010/01/27) Corporations is people! (MP3)
Jan 27, 2010 • 80 min
Edition #328 Corporations is people! Act 1: Supreme court blows up politics - It’s All Politics Act 2: Corporate personhood floodgates - Thom Hartmann Act 3: The story of the case for corporate spending - On the Media Act 4: Congress,…
(2010/01/23) Stealth Care is Mass Backwards (Healthcare) (MP3)
Jan 23, 2010 • 71 min
Edition #327 Stealth Care is Mass Backwards Act 1: Stelth care reform - Daily Show Act 2: Fixing the wrong healthcare problems - Ring of Fire Act 3: Robert Knutter and Matt Taibbi on health reform Part 1 - Moyers’ Journal Act 4: Limbaugh on…
(2010/01/20) Morning in America (Repost) (MP3)
Jan 19, 2010 • 56 min
Edition #242 Morning in America Act 1: 2004 DNC Keynote Speech (Clip 1) (Clip 2) Act 2: Announcing his candidacy Act 3: Remake this country (Link) Act 4: Signs of Hope & Change (Link) Act 5: Yes We Can – Will.i.am (Link) Act 6: ‘A more perfect…
(2010/01/16) Underpants Bomb Fallout, choose your own pun (Foreign Policy) (MP3)
Jan 16, 2010 • 67 min
Edition #326 Underpants Bomb Fallout, choose you’re own pun Act 1: Yemen Sad Libs - Daily Show Act 2: Kill first harshly interrogate later - Countdown Act 3: Bush terror policies wrongly glorified - Rachel Maddow Act 4: Missteps in the early days…
(2010/01/13) Where religion and ignorance meet (Religion) (MP3)
Jan 12, 2010 • 64 min
Edition #325 Where religion and ignorance meet Act 1: Conservapedia working on conservative bible - Colbert Report Act 2: Hume on Woods and religion - Counterspin Act 3: Interview on conservative bible - Colbert Report Act 4: Exporting homophobia to…
(2010/01/09) When you want to cry, laugh (MP3)
Jan 9, 2010 • 63 min
Edition #324 When you want to cry, laugh Act 1: Flight Delay - Daily Show Act 2: Predicting economies Part 1 - This American Life Act 3: Smiley-face dollar to boost economy - The Onion Act 4: Predicting economies Part 2 - This American Life Act 5:…
(2010/01/06) Obama moves Hopelessly forward in Afghanistan (MP3)
Jan 5, 2010 • 65 min
Edition #323 Obama moves Hopelessly forward in Afghanistan Act 1: Rushing a decision on Afghanistan - Counterspin Act 2: Obama mimics Bush on Afghanistan - The Progressive Act 3: Bunker-buster averts doomed marriage - The Onion Act 4: Report released…
(2010/01/03) Reason to celebrate? (MP3)
Jan 3, 2010 • 69 min
Edition #322 Reason to celebrate Act 1: Episode recap from The DC - Daily Show Act 2: Lincoln conservative on healthcare - Counterspin Act 3: GOP weakens health bill and then bash it - Young Turks Act 4: Is GOP serious about fixing healthcare -…
(2009/12/30) Take 30,000 troops and call me in the morning (MP3)
Dec 30, 2009 • 75 min
Edition #321 Take 30,000 troops and call me in the morning Act 1: Misleading polling on support for war - Counterspin Act 2: I dare you not to notice - Le Show Act 3: Special comment on war escalation - Countdown Act 4: Afghanistan handed over to…
(2009/12/09) Winter Holiday Extravaganza (MP3)
Dec 8, 2009 • 69 min
Edition #320 Winter Holiday Extravaganza Act 1: Atheist summer camp - The Young Turks Act 2: God To Postpone Apocalypse - The Onion Act 3: Adam and Eve Part 1 - This American Life Act 4: Robert Wright on the three major religions - Colbert Report Act…
(2009/12/05) 1st world party, 3rd world clean up (MP3)
Dec 5, 2009 • 68 min
Edition #319 1st world party, 3rd world clean up Act 1: Aziz Ansari on Copenhagen - It’s getting ha in here Act 2: Gore urges Obama to take lead on climate - NPR Act 3: Al Gore - Daily Show Act 4: Gore the wonky bore - Counterspin Act 5: The Story of…
(2009/12/02) Disaster Economics (MP3)
Dec 2, 2009 • 66 min
Edition #318 Disaster Economics Act 1: Obama caving in to Wall St again - The Young Turks Act 2: Why the win-win is being ignored Part 1 - This American Life Act 3: Water balloon attacks hurting bottom line - The Onion Act 4: Why the win-win is being…
(2009/11/25) Rights, gay and otherwise, all obvious (MP3)
Nov 24, 2009 • 69 min
Edition #317 Rights, gay and otherwise, all obvious Act 1: From here to neutrality - Daily Show Act 2: Feingold and Franken beat up Patriot Act - Young Turks Act 3: The end of prohibition - Slate Act 4: Don’t ask, don’t tell - Colbert Report Act 5:…
(2009/11/21) Join the war on Fox News today (MP3)
Nov 21, 2009 • 66 min
Edition #316 Join the war on Fox News today Act 1: Glenn Beck tragically not a victim of anything - The Onion Act 2: Bush Sr. calls Maddow and Olberman Sick Puppies - The Young Turks Act 3: Dobbs steps down - Wait wait don’t tell me Act 4: MSNBC in…
(2009/11/18) Big bill bothers bought off blowhards (MP3)
Nov 17, 2009 • 69 min
Edition #315 Big bill bothers bought off blowhards Act 1: Blow hards bloviate on healthcare - Counterspin Act 2: Bill big, bill bad - Daily Show Act 3: GOP Continues healthcare fear tactics - The Young Turks Act 4: Fire hot - The Onion Act 5: Grayson…
(2009/11/14) Pride, greed, vanity and gluttony (MP3)
Nov 14, 2009 • 71 min
Edition #314 Pride, greed, vanity and gluttony Act 1: Really Goldman Sachs?! - SNL Act 2: Spitzer on the financial bailout - Rachel Maddow Act 3: MSNBC Ratigan bashes corporate communists - The Young Turks Act 4: The root of the problem is campaign…
(2009/11/11) Recruiting disciples through fear and coupons (MP3)
Nov 10, 2009 • 70 min
Edition #313 Recruiting disciples through fear and coupons Act 1: Catholic lifeboat - Colbert Report Act 2: Hell House - This American Life Act 3: God checks in to the Mayo Clinic - The Onion Act 4: The Republican Apocalypse Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act…
(2009/11/07) Ancient sunlight vs fresh sunlight (MP3)
Nov 7, 2009 • 72 min
Edition #312 Ancient sunlight vs fresh sunlight Act 1: The true cost of fossil fuels - Thom Hartmann Act 2: Inhofe headed to Copenhagen - Ring of Fire Act 3: Colin Beavan is No Impact Man - Colbert Report Act 4: Rob Dunbar on ocean temps - Found…
(2009/11/04) Unexpected leadership, totally expected treachery (MP3)
Nov 3, 2009 • 68 min
Edition #311 Unexpected leadership, totally expected treachery Act 1: Nancy Peloci, you’ll burn in hell for this - Wait Wait don’t tell me Act 2: Rebranding health reform - Countdown Act 3: Franken kicks conservative ass - The Young Turks Act 4: Much…
(2009/10/31) The war on Fox (MP3)
Oct 30, 2009 • 65 min
Edition #310 The war on Fox Act 1: The GOP colicky babies - Ring of Fire Act 2: CNN leaves it there - Daily Show Act 3: Fox News is not like the others - Rachel Maddow Act 4: How Murdoch brought the Fox model to the US - Thom Hartmann Act 5: Bend it…
(2009/10/28) Derailing unprecedented health reform would be unprecedented (MP3)
Oct 27, 2009 • 63 min
Edition #309 Derailing unprecedented health reform would be unprecedented Act 1: Kid is denied healthcare for being too skinny - The Young Turks Act 2: Max Baucus and Senate health reform - Bill Moyers Journal Act 3: Medicare Part E - Thom…
(2009/10/24) Still legally treated as second-class citizens (MP3)
Oct 23, 2009 • 65 min
Edition #308 Still legally treated as second-class citizens Act 1: California Marriage Protection Act PSA 1 Act 2: When the time is right - Rachel Maddow Act 3: Jim Fouratt on gay rights - Colbert Report Act 4: Obama speaks on DADT - Rachel…
(2009/10/21) Snowe in October and other healthcare nonsense (MP3)
Oct 21, 2009 • 63 min
Edition #307 Snowe in October and other healthcare nonsense Act 1: Will it Snowe or wont it? - Wait wait don’t tell me! Act 2: Bogus report commissioned by the health lobby - Countdown Act 3: The majority leader of the senate - It’s all politics Act…
(2009/10/17) Democracy for sale (MP3)
Oct 17, 2009 • 62 min
Edition #306 Decomcracy for sale Act 1: Supreme Court on the verge of humanizing corporations - Colbert Report Act 2: Looking forward on changing our economics - Bill Maher Act 3: Jeffrey Toobin on the Supreme Court - Colbert Report Act 4: Obama is…
(2009/10/14) Corporate energy fighting for and against the climate (MP3)
Oct 13, 2009 • 65 min
Corporate energy fighting for and against the climate Edition #305 Act 1: James Hansen is arrested during MTR protest - Ring of Fire Act 2: Cloudy with a chance of heat balls - Daily Show Act 3: The fake cost of Obama’s energy policy -…
(2009/10/10) Yeah, when it fits, we call you racist (MP3)
Oct 10, 2009 • 68 min
Edition #304 Yeah, when it fits, we call you racist Act 1: The conservative media’s attack cycle - On the Media Act 2: Comparing corruption of ACORN to Blackwater - Rachel Maddow Act 3: The Word: Blackwashing - Colbert Report Act 4: Covering the…
(2009/10/07) As the chips begin to fall (MP3)
Oct 6, 2009 • 68 min
Edition #303 As the chips begin to fall Act 1: Healthcare polling - Counterspin Act 2: GOP are a bunch of neanderthals - The Young Turks Act 3: Wendel Potter on healthcare - Rachel Maddow Act 4: Congress and lobbyists out of the closet - Colbert…
(2009/10/03) Moral Kombat (MP3)
Oct 3, 2009 • 69 min
Edition #302 Moral Kombat Act 1: Naked hot tub religious mentoring - Le Show Act 2: God smites area man for disturbing Him - The Onion Act 3: How many women get hit on by their pastors? - The Young Turks Act 4: Putting pressure on bad religious ideas…
(2009/09/30) Compromise catastrophe soaked in corporate cash (MP3)
Sep 29, 2009 • 63 min
Edition #301 Compromise catastrophe soaked in corporate cash Act 1: Baucus stands alone - Wait wait don’t tell me! Act 2: Does the GOP care more about property than people? - The Young Turks Act 3: The terrible result of the Baucus compromise -…
(2009/09/26) Looks back, layoffs, tax cuts and stock drops (MP3)
Sep 26, 2009 • 66 min
Edition #300 Looks back, layoffs, tax cuts and stock drops Act 1: Laying off the robots - Wait wait don’t tell me! Act 2: The Lehman shock - Slate.com Act 3: Champagne drained from corporate pool - The Onion Act 4: Consensus On Fixing Financial…
(2009/09/23) Tom Ridge’s ‘I-didn’t-really-mean-it’ tour (MP3)
Sep 22, 2009 • 66 min
Edition #299 Tom Ridge’s ‘I-didn’t-really-mean-it’ tour Act 1: Torture reports show Dick Cheney was wrong - The Young Turks Act 2: UK mad at Cheney for preempting their police work - Rachel Maddow Act 3: Debate on prosecuting torture - The Young…
(2009/09/19) In the wake of Obama’s healthcare speech (MP3)
Sep 19, 2009 • 70 min
Edition #298 In the wake of Obama’s healthcare speech Act 1: Details still to be ironed out - Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! Act 2: Bernie Sanders on stopping the filibuster - Rachel Maddow Act 3: Pastor Incites gun-toting Obama protesters - The Young…
(2009/09/12) Distasteful discord leaks onto the floor of the house (MP3)
Sep 12, 2009 • 71 min
Edition #296 Distasteful discord leaks onto the floor of the house Act 1: Sen. Coburn to weeping woman: Ask you’re neighbor - The Young Turks Act 2: Appease the wrong people… - Countdown Act 3: Coverage of the healthcare debate -…
(2009/09/09) Playing games with the climate and cheating (MP3)
Sep 9, 2009 • 69 min
Edition #295 Playing games with the climate and cheating Act 1: Coal industry mail fraud - Rachel Maddow Act 2: ‘Astroturf’ campaign fights climate bill - NPR Act 3: A look at post-Katrina New Orleans - Le Show Act 4: Surviving the storm:…
(2009/09/05) The very long battle continues, now without our General (MP3)
Sep 5, 2009 • 66 min
Edition #294 The very long battle continues, now without our General Act 1: Betsy McCaughey pounded by Jon Stewart - Rachel Maddow Act 2: The history of pushing for universal healthcare - On the Media Act 3: The powerful vs. the powerless - The…
(2009/09/02) For-profit journalism at some of it’s worst (MP3)
Sep 2, 2009 • 65 min
Edition #293 For-profit journalism at some of it’s worst Act 1: So you think you can douche - Daily Show Act 2: Fact-imparted miniverse on healthcare - Rachel Maddow Act 3: Poll bearers: cable news polls itself - Daily Show Act 4: Neal Boortz…
(2009/08/29) The opponents of healthcare are scarier than death panels (MP3)
Aug 29, 2009 • 69 min
Edition #292 The opponents of healthcare are scarier than death panels Act 1: These guys are not on the level - The Young Turks Act 2: Sick for profit - Brave New Films Act 3: Bernie Sanders on single-payer healthcare Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act…
(2009/08/26) Rock-ribbed, lily-livered conservatives (MP3)
Aug 26, 2009 • 65 min
Edition #291 Rock-ribbed, lily-livered conservatives Act 1: Appealing to right-wing fear - Ring of Fire Act 2: Class of ‘43 - Daily Show Act 3: Bob Inglis - What are they afraid of? - The Young Turks Act 4: Cheney testing the constitution -…
(2009/08/22) The danger is not theoretical (MP3)
Aug 22, 2009 • 68 min
Edition #290 The danger is not theoretical Act 1: Give me liberty and give me death - Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! Act 2: The ghost of the klan returns to stoke fear of change - The Young Turks Act 3: Glenn Beck’s operation - Daily Show Act 4:…
(2009/08/19) The cult of religiosity on C Street in Washington (MP3)
Aug 19, 2009 • 66 min
Edition #289 The cult of religiosity on C Street in Washington Act 1: Gay demon on the loose - Colbert Report Act 2: Rumsfeld uses religious quotes for war - Countdown Act 3: A look inside of “C Street” Part 1 - Rachel Maddow Act 4: Prematurely…
(2009/08/15) It’s 7pm, do you know where your grandparents are? (MP3)
Aug 15, 2009 • 72 min
Edition #288 It’s 7pm, do you know where you grandparents are? Act 1: Healthrasier - Daily Show Act 2: GOP on the wrong side of history - Bill Maher Act 3: Healthcare Pap Attack - Ring of Fire Act 4: Obama strikes back, is it enough? - The…
(2009/08/12) Cap’n Trade to the rescue! (If only!) (MP3)
Aug 12, 2009 • 73 min
Edition #287 Cap’n Trade to the rescue! (If only!) Act 1: News of the warm - Le Show Act 2: Scientists debate geoengieneering - NPR Act 3: Steven Chu - Daily Show Act 4: About climate change: Never mind - Slate.com Act 5: The Word: Ban de…
(2009/08/08) You know, Napoleon wasn’t exactly French either (MP3)
Aug 8, 2009 • 74 min
Edition #286 You know, Napoleon wasn’t exactly French either Act 1: Obama’s Waterloo - Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! Act 2: Birthers, deathers and healthcare - Rachel Maddow Act 3: News and notes on healthcare - Counterspin Act 4: Birthers, deathers…
(2009/08/05) Illegal programs past and future (MP3)
Aug 5, 2009 • 59 min
Edition #285 Illegal programs past and future Act 1: Only in New York! - Daily Show Act 2: Discussing the Cheney-ordered CIA program - Ring of Fire Act 3: Peter Phillips on ignoring autopsy reports - FORA.tv Act 4: Discussing what to do with…
(2009/08/01) Some fundamentals going wrong (MP3)
Aug 1, 2009 • 74 min
Edition #284 Some fundamentals going wrong Act 1: Cheney Predactied - Daily Show Act 2: John Hodgman on Obama vs Bush Act 3: Obama continues secrecy around Cheney - Countdown Act 4: Secret CIA/Cheney program uncovered - Rachel Maddow Act 5:…
(2009/07/29) Your money or your health - Sounds like a robbery (MP3)
Jul 29, 2009 • 65 min
Edition #283 Your money or your health - Sounds like a robbery Act 1: Quizzed on healthcare - Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! Act 2: Bernie Sanders on the Dems and healthcare - Countdown Act 3: Glenn Beck loses his mind over healthcare - The Young…
(2009/07/22) Institutional bias and general stupidity (MP3)
Jul 22, 2009 • 74 min
Edition #281 Institutional bias and general stupidity Act 1: Fox & Friends’ Lingerie Football romp - Daily Show Act 2: 50/50, the MSM mantra - The Young Turks Act 3: The Stephen Colbert study analyzed further - On the Media Act 4: “I” on news -…
(2009/07/18) Reaping the results of corruption and greed (MP3)
Jul 18, 2009 • 73 min
Edition #280 Reaping the results of corruption and greed Act 1: F#@ked or Fixed - Economic Crisis - Daily Show Act 2: Regulating AIG - Who fell asleep on the job? - NPR Act 3: Phantom Wealth - Thom Hartmann Act 4: Peter Shiff on the economy -…
(2009/07/15) Anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering (MP3)
Jul 15, 2009 • 69 min
Edition #279 Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Act 1: The rise of right-wing extremism - Ring of Fire Act 2: Fox News helped kill George Tiller - Countdown Act 3: Right-wing hate speech Part 1 - Rhandi Rhodes Act 4: Military…
(2009/07/11) Exorcising an electrical impulse (MP3)
Jul 11, 2009 • 66 min
Edition #278 Exorcising an electrical impulse Act 1: Religious jihad on George Tiller - Countdown Act 2: Threatdown on Christianity - Colbert Report Act 3: Are spiritual encounters all in your head? - NPR Act 4: Faith in God subjected to harsh…
(2009/07/04) Mighty struggle for reasonable health care (MP3)
Jul 4, 2009 • 69 min
Edition #276 Mighty struggle for reasonable health care Act 1: Obama pushing for the public option - The Young Turks Act 2: Discussion on why we need health care reform - Bill Maher Act 3: Polls show 3/4 of Americans want a public option -…
(2009/07/01) The Iranian “Election” (MP3)
Jul 1, 2009 • 70 min
Edition #275 The Iranian “Election” Act 1: Today in Iran: an election that can’t possibly be right - Daily Show Act 2: Introduction to the dispute - Rachel Maddow Act 3: Journalism in Iran Act 4: Iran-like tyranny against the GOP - Daily…
(2009/06/28) Supreme Court debate starts nasty, gets worse (MP3)
Jun 28, 2009 • 61 min
Edition #274 Supreme Court debate starts nasty, gets worse Act 1: P.R. Move - Daily Show Act 2: The Politics industry of the Supreme Court - On the Media Act 3: Supreme Court Executioner to retire - The Onion Act 4: Conservatives unhinged - The…
(2009/06/24) Some steps on the road to progress (kind of) (MP3)
Jun 24, 2009 • 66 min
Edition #273 Some steps on the road to progress (kind of) Act 1: Lou Dobbs on climate change - Countspin Act 2: News of the warm - Le Show Act 3: Interview with Glenn Hurowitz Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act 4: EPA Admin Lisa P Jackson interview -…
(2009/06/17) The sometimes blinding stupidity of the GOP (MP3)
Jun 17, 2009 • 63 min
Edition #271 The sometimes blinding stupidity of the GOP Act 1: GOP talking about secession again - The Young Turks Act 2: Meghan McCain on the GOP - Colbert Report Act 3: The “Democrat Socialist Party” - Countdown Act 4: Going back to the…
(2009/06/13) The torture debate continues and then ends (MP3)
Jun 13, 2009 • 75 min
Edition #270 The torture debate continues and then ends Act 1: Torture photos vs. Don’t ask don’t tell - The Daily Show Act 2: GOP going full blast fear - Rachel Maddow Act 3: Cheney’s claims refuted by interrogator - Brave New Films Act 4:…
(2009/06/10) Denials debunked and truth spoken to power (MP3)
Jun 10, 2009 • 58 min
Edition #269 Denials debunked and truth spoken to power Act 1: PowerShift 09 Day 2 - PowerShift09.org Act 2: Obama from the climate change summit - This American Life Act 3: News of the warm Part 1 - Le Show Act 4: George Will denies climate…
(2009/06/06) A showdown between pure evil and mostly not evil (MP3)
Jun 6, 2009 • 77 min
Edition #268 A showdown between pure evil and mostly not evil Act 1: Dueling ideologies: Obama v Cheney - The Daily Show Act 2: Going back on campaign promises - Le Show Act 3: Liz Cheney talks torture - The Young Turks Act 4: Cheney chooses…
(2009/06/03) Why and how banks are going down (MP3)
Jun 3, 2009 • 59 min
Edition #267 Why and how banks are going down Act 1: American’s having sex at home - The Onion Act 2: Credit card holders bill of rights - Colbert Report Act 3: How to take down a bank Part 1 - This American Life Act 4: Limbaugh’s racist take…
(2009/05/30) The torture talk continues and continues some more (MP3)
May 30, 2009 • 75 min
Edition #266 Torture talk continues… and continues Act 1: GOP on not closing Gitmo - The Young Turks Act 2: Liz Cheney on torture - Rachel Maddow Act 3: Cheney throws Bush under the bus - The Daily Show Act 4: Lehey on prosecuting Bush…
(2009/05/16) Reacting to the Torture Expose (MP3)
May 16, 2009 • 59 min
Edition #264 Reacting to the Torture Expose Act 1: An Iraq War Retrospective - Rachel Maddow Act 2: O’Reilly claims torture is popular - CounterSpin Act 3: Destroying the memo - Rachel Maddow Act 4: Military psychologists unrepentant - NPR Act…
(2009/05/09) Headed for the cliff with pizza in hand (MP3)
May 9, 2009 • 68 min
Edition #263 Headed for the cliff with pizza in hand Act 1: Conservatives don’t get Colbert - Countdown Act 2: Fox News deep in projection - The Young TUrks Act 3: Gore Vidal on the current Republicans - Bill Maher Act 4: Stunned McCain…
(2009/05/02) The Big Torture Show (MP3)
May 2, 2009 • 80 min
Edition # 262 The Big Torture Show Act 1: Bowing to the King - Colbert Report Act 2: Disambiguating the reports - Rachel Maddow Act 3: Declassifying torture memos - On the Media Act 4: Introduction to SERE - Rachel Maddow Act 5: Torture debate…
(2009/04/20) Worked up, angry and totally misdirected (MP3)
Apr 20, 2009 • 69 min
Edition # 260 Worked up, angry and totally misdirected Act 1: Cutting the defense budget - The Daily Show Act 2: Republican fake outrage - The Young Turks Act 3: Cutting the defense budget - The Colbert Report Act 4: AIG looking to rebrand -…
(2009/04/12) A discussion of the state of our culture (with swears) (MP3)
Apr 12, 2009 • 64 min
Edition #259 A discussion of the state of our culture (with swears) Act 1: Fox viewers to be institusionalized? - Ring of Fire Act 2: Hannity hosts a discussion on how best to overthrow the US Gov. - CounterSpin Act 3: The effect of a high tech…
(2009/04/05) RIghts at home and abroad, human and otherwise (MP3)
Apr 5, 2009 • 65 min
Edition # 258 RIghts at home and abroad, human and otherwise Act 1: Viagra to the Taliban - Wait Wait Act 2: Story of a wrongful death Part 1 - Democracy NOW! Act 3: On the Isreal/Palistine question - The Young Turks Act 4: Story of a wrongful…
(2009/03/29) Money, power, politics and jokes (MP3)
Mar 29, 2009 • 68 min
Edition # 257 Money, power, politics and jokes Act 1: Controversy in Obama’s budget - CounterSpin Act 2: NY/DC circle of power - The Young Turks Act 3: Class war in the budget - CounterSpin Act 4: Interview with Mike Davis - Bill Moyers…
(2009/03/14) Crumbling Financial Fundamentals (MP3)
Mar 14, 2009 • 64 min
Act 1: The Madoff Decade - The Young Turks Act 2: Congress establishes new department - The Onion Act 3: They’re just not that into you - Rachel Maddow Act 4: The new guy at the commerce department - The Young Turks Act 5: Snakes to receive…
(2009/03/09) Green Jobs and the Youth Movement (MP3)
Mar 9, 2009 • 52 min
Act 1: Green jobs with Van Jones Part 1 - Meet the Bloggers Act 2: Eco-friendly Hummers - The Onion Act 3: Green jobs with Van Jones Part 2 - Meet the Bloggers Act 4: Remaking an edge city - NPR Act 5: Green jobs with Van Jones Part 3 - Meet the…
(2009/02/15) Missing: Stable economic system, if found please contact owner (MP3)
Feb 15, 2009 • 75 min
Edition # 254 Missing: Stable economic system, if found please contact owner Act 1: Executive pay out of control - The Young Turks Act 2: Unemployed without benefits - NPR Act 3: Keynsian Economics Part 1 - This American Life Act 4: AT&T lays…
(2009/02/10) The Laws of the Universe (MP3)
Feb 10, 2009 • 63 min
Edition # 253 The Laws of the Universe Act 1: Bill Maher on The View - The Young Turks Act 2: Faith-based TV repair - The Onion Act 3: Speech excerpt - Alan Watts Act 4: Hooligan transforms into a goat - The Young Turks Act 5: Doubting Hell -…
(2009/02/06) Notes on the Barackalipse (MP3)
Feb 6, 2009 • 68 min
Edition #252 Notes on the Barackalipse Act 1: Obama from his first climate conference - This American Life Act 2: Mission Accomplished - Slate.com Act 3: After 10 years of Bush - Wait Wait Act 4: The Obama effect - Radio Lab Act 5: Little…
(2009/01/31) From various points of view (MP3)
Jan 31, 2009 • 69 min
Edition #251 From various points of view Act 1: The Michael Savage Story Part 1 - The Young Turks Act 2: ACLU Defends Neo-Nazis - The Onion Act 3: The Michael Savage Story Part 2 - The Young Turks Act 4: Affable anti-semite on the Jews - The…
(2009/01/15) Lagging economy, lacking new ideas (MP3)
Jan 15, 2009 • 63 min
Act 1: Destructive myth about Big 3 autoworkers - CounterSpin Act 2: Union activist on the Big 3 Part 1 - Democracy NOW! Act 3: Reclaiming Detroit - NPR Act 4: Union activist on the Big 3 Part 2 - Democracy NOW! Act 5: Minds in the toilet -…
(2009/01/09) Living Goddess, Fired Reverend (MP3)
Jan 9, 2009 • 68 min
Act 1: On religion and Rick Warren - Maron v. Seder Act 2: Part 1 Interview with Richard Cizik - Fresh Air Act 3: Jesus returns for holiday shopping pep-talk - The Onion Act 4: Part 2 Interview with Richard Cizik - Fresh Air Act 5: Richard Cizik…
(2009/01/05) (In)Tolerance (MP3)
Jan 5, 2009 • 59 min
Act 1: Paul Reikoff on Rick Warren - Rachel Maddow Act 2: Claim of Privilage - Thom Hartmann Act 3: The Mormons funding Prop 8 - The Young Turks Act 4: Alabama super-illegalizes gay marriage - The Onion Act 5: Tolerance lowers risk for gay kids -…
(2008/12/14) Bringing aid to the weakest among us (MP3)
Dec 14, 2008 • 52 min
Act 1: Holes in our socks - Slate Act 2: Big finance and the Big 3 - Maron v Seder Act 3: Ruining our children’s future - Ring of Fire Act 4: Economic crisis traced to bounced check - The Onion Act 5: Limbaugh discovers “unfairness” - Conceptual…
(2008/12/03) Where we are and where we should go (MP3)
Dec 3, 2008 • 42 min
Act 1: Friedman on “Drill baby, drill” - NPR Act 2: We Can Solve It ad not shown on ABC - CounterSpin Act 3: Friedman on taxing what we don’t want - NPR Act 4: Life jackets issued to all Americans - The Onion Act 5: News of the warm - LeShow Act…
(2008/11/25) If you cut the mustard too sharp, you’re going to get called a racist (MP3)
Nov 25, 2008 • 52 min
Act 1: Election night interview - 60 Minutes Act 2: Palin and claims of sexism - Rachel Maddow Act 3: Obama to wipe out llamas - The Onion Act 4: Social promotion - The Young Tuks Act 5: The media on the direction of politics - CounterSpin Act 6:…
(2008/11/16) Morning in America (MP3)
Nov 16, 2008 • 56 min
Act 1: 2004 DNC Keynote Speech Act 2: Announcing his candidacy Act 3: Remake this country Act 4: Signs of Hope & Change Act 5: Yes We Can - During the primaries after a loss in New Hampshire Act 6: ‘A more perfect Union’ speech on race in…
(2008/11/02) It’s up to you (MP3)
Nov 2, 2008 • 73 min
Act 1: Savage on the tolerance of voters - The Young Turks Act 2: A conversasion on race - NPR Act 3: Glimer of hope - The Onion Act 4: Why going negative doesn’t work - NPR Act 5: Palin on the role of a VP - The Young Turks Act 6: Uninspiring…
(2008/10/29) Secular values, American elections (MP3)
Oct 29, 2008 • 59 min
Act 1: Jesus answers half the prayers at a roulette table - The Onion Act 2: White, Protestant Nation Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act 3: Secular values and presidential elections - Point of Inquiry Act 4: White, Protestant Nation Part 2 - Ring of…
(2008/10/26) We are the guardians of freedom (MP3)
Oct 26, 2008 • 75 min
Act 1: On fear - This Brave Nation Act 2: Securing elections Part 1 - Thom Hartmann Act 3: McCain’s military record - Ring of Fire Act 4: Securing elections Part 2 - Thom Hartmann Act 5: Warrantless wiretapping phone sex - The Young Turks Act 6:…
(2008/10/22) Dirty, cruel, dangerous and stupid (MP3)
Oct 22, 2008 • 62 min
Act 1: Dirtiest Campaign - The Young Turks Act 2: How the economy hurts the election - Thom Hartmann Act 3: Danger of Sarah Palin - Ring of Fire Act 4: GOP convention and the media - On the Media Act 5: Idiot Republican robbed - The Young…
(2008/10/15) Examining the economic storm (MP3)
Oct 15, 2008 • 71 min
Act 1: Examining economics - Thom Hartmann Act 2: Bailout sabotage - The Young Turks Act 3: The congressional car - The Onion Act 4: Selling off the country to pay the bills - Thom Hartmann Act 5: Economic storm - Rachel Maddow Act 6: Paulson’s…
(2008/10/11) Preaching politics from the pulpit and other bad ideas (MP3)
Oct 11, 2008 • 66 min
Act 1: Summoning the Devil - This American Life Act 2: Pastors preaching politics Part 1 - On the Media Act 3: Hammer-induced thumb injury - The Onion Act 4: Pastors preaching politics Part 2 - On the Media Act 5: Issac Hayes’ death & Scientology…
(2008/10/08) Moose in the headlights (MP3)
Oct 8, 2008 • 65 min
Act 1: Palin’s qualifications - Abraham Lincold Logs Podcast Act 2: Palin on McCain’s record of regulation - CBS Interview Act 3: Cafferty on Palin - The Young Turks Act 4: Palin on her reading habits - CBS interview Act 5: Troopergate interview -…
(2008/10/04) Treacherous friends with low polling (MP3)
Oct 4, 2008 • 55 min
Act 1: President Cheney - Wait wait, don’t tell me Act 2: Henry Rollings: Watching Bush - Ring of Fire Act 3: Al Gore on Bush and 9/11 - The Young Turks Act 4: Bush escapes from weekly bath - The Onion Act 5: Bush impeachment - CounterSpin Act 6:…
(2008/10/01) Taking comfort from history (MP3)
Oct 1, 2008 • 46 min
Act 1: 11th Hour Trailer Act 2: Moving to the Suburbs - NPR Act 3: Solar-powered electric chair - The Onion Act 4: Moving to the city - NPR Act 5: Nuclear vs. climate change - Democracy NOW! Act 6: Exxon Paleontologists Call For Increased Fossil…
(2008/09/26) The crazy old man and his crazy young lady friend (MP3)
Sep 26, 2008 • 67 min
Act 1: GOP and Military speak out on McCain - YouTube Act 2: Mysterious McCain zipper - The Onion Act 3: You can’t challenge McCain Act 4: Offshore drilling - The Daily Show Act 5: Media insists McCain is a Maverick - CounterSpin Act 6: Obama…
(2008/09/24) Let’s redefine
Sep 24, 2008 • 72 min
Act 1: Republican enjoys paying for healthcare - The Onion Act 2: McCain on the economy - YouTube Act 3: Bill Shear on Phil Graham - The Young Turks Act 4: A cure for real estate Amnesia - The Unger Report (NPR) Act 5: Speculators drive up the…
(2008/09/20) Human Rights for All (MP3)
Sep 20, 2008 • 51 min
Act 1: Hate crimes legislation - The Young Turks Act 2: Pete Seeger on The Peekskill Riots - This Brave Nation Act 3: Isreal’s water shortage - CounterSpin Act 4: Affirmitive Action and the Supreme Court - BBC Act 5: Democrats reinstating legal…
(2008/09/17) How about a nice big cup of shut the fuck up? (MP3)
Sep 17, 2008 • 62 min
Act 1: Hannity gets a new contract - The Young Turks Act 2: Tell me a story Part 1 - Radio Lab Act 3: 20th Limbaughversary - On the Media Act 4: Tell me a story Part 2 - Radio Lab Act 5: Glenn Beck should be fired - Ring of Fire Act 6: Tell me a…
(2008/09/13) All in The Family (MP3)
Sep 13, 2008 • 48 min
Act 1: Hicks teach evolution - The Young Turks Act 2: Religion in politics - On the Media Act 3: Child injured mimicing crucifiction - The Onion Act 4: Waiting for Joe - This American Life Act 5: “The Family” - On the Media Act 6: Christ…
(2008/08/31) …”Oh, he’s drunk. How would he know where we’re going?” (MP3)
Aug 31, 2008 • 74 min
Act 1: Torture manual from China used by US - The Young Turks Act 2: Goodbye Houston - Democracy NOW! Act 3: Impeachment of George W. Bush - CounterSpin Act 4: A look at Blackwater - Ring of Fire Radio Act 5: Bush in Rawanda - The Young Turks Act…
(2008/08/20) Preparing to live behind levees (MP3)
Aug 20, 2008 • 38 min
Act 1: Blackwater to defend against Climate Change - The Onion Act 2: Expanding oil drilling and antarctic ice melt - Ring of Fire Act 3: Green for all - Earthbeat radio Act 4: Al Gore on mountain top removal Act 5: Mike Tidwell interview - The…
(2008/08/12) Biased? Lazy? Indoctrinated? Fundamentally Broken! (MP3)
Aug 12, 2008 • 53 min
Act 1: Bush revision in the media - CounterSpin Act 2: The mass media is broken Part 1 - The Young Turks Act 3: Matt Drudge rules our world - CounterSpin Act 4: The mass media is broken Part 2 - The Young Turks Act 5: Fox News propaganda -…
(2008/07/31) The Politics of Hope (MP3)
Jul 31, 2008 • 67 min
Act 1: Al Gore’s green energy challenge Act 2: Obama’s speech in Berlin to the world Act 3: Al Gore’s green energy challenge Act 4: Obama’s speech in Berlin to the world Act 5: Al Gore’s green energy challenge Act 6: Obama’s speech in Berlin to…
(2008/06/19) Deny global warming then light up a smoke (MP3)
Jun 19, 2008 • 49 min
Act 1: Coal Train Lockdown - The Guardian Act 2: Exploring for oil in the arctic - NPR Act 3: Tim Flannery Interview Act 4: Global Warming denyers as wrong as ever - CounterSpin Act 5: Global warming and Tobacco - On the Media Act 6: Strike Out…
(2008/06/08) The Dream in Bush’s America (MP3)
Jun 8, 2008 • 59 min
Act 1: The Young Turks – 22 yr old military contractor Act 2: Ring of Fire – Pap Attack: Profits over safety in health care Act 3: The Young Turks – Bad News For the Budget Act 4: TAL – Immigration Dream Act/ giving bright kids a…
(2008/05/26) Of course we’re right and they’re wrong! (MP3)
May 26, 2008 • 66 min
Act 1: The argument for tyranny - The Young Turks Act 2: Pop psych on the GOP - Ring of Fire Act 3: How good people turn evil Part 1 - BBC Act 4: A real liberal - The Young Turks Act 5: How good people turn evil Part 2 - BBC Act 6: Fascism -…
(2008/05/07) Slime and Punishment (MP3)
May 7, 2008 • 50 min
Act 1: The Young Turks - Karl Rove / Don SiegelmanAct 2: Hardball W/ Chris Matthews - Announcement: Siegelman ReleasedAct 3: Ring of Fire - Don Siegelman InterviewAct 4: Sam Seder - Pentagon News ScandalAct 5: Democracy Now - Military Silences Soldier…
(2008/04/28) Let Them Eat War (MP3)
Apr 28, 2008 • 65 min
Act 1: Ring of Fire - Iraq FailuresAct 2: Patraeus ProtestsAct 3: Daily Show - “Iraq me, Dave Petraeus”Act 4: The Young Turks - How to Confront PetraeusAct 5: Sam Seder - Ambassador “Crock-of”Act 6: Eisenhower - The Last Good…
(2008/04/01) Gotta Know When to Fold ‘Em (MP3)
Apr 1, 2008 • 43 min
Act 1: Seder on Sundays - Death of the Southern StrategyAct 2: Rachel Maddow - Dems Take Hastart SeatAct 3: Randi Rhodes - Privately Sponsored Do-Over ElectionsAct 4: Thom Hartmann - Republicans Voting for Hillary in TexasAct 5: Fox News - Ferraro to…
(2008/03/23) Fool Me 935 Times (MP3)
Mar 23, 2008 • 50 min
Act 1: Rachel Maddow - Bush Lies CompiledAct 2: The Young Turks - Talking to Our EnemiesAct 3: The Young Turks - Bush is a Sick ThugAct 4: Rachel Maddow - Cheney Brings Peace Bush Brings TortureAct 5: Greg Palast - Palast on the Reasons for the War in…
(2008/03/05) A Closer Look at the Frontrunners (MP3)
Mar 6, 2008 • 61 min
Act 1: Keith Olbermann - Hillary vs Obama Debate RecapAct 2: Bill Maher - Hillary McCain jokesAct 3: Davis Fleetwood - SuperdelegatesAct 4: Meet the Press - Nader Jumps in (again)Act 5: Keith Olbermann - Olberman on ClintonAct 6: Ring of Fire - Dem…
(2008/02/26) Not Falling For it Anymore (MP3)
Feb 26, 2008 • 77 min
Act 1: The Young Turks - Reid & Telcom ImmunityAct 2: Sam Seder - Telcom ImmunityAct 3: Realtime With Bill Maher - Weighing the ThreatAct 4: BBC - The Future of SpyingAct 5: Olbermann - Nexus of Politics and TerrorAct 6: The Young Turks -…
(2008/02/16) Super Tuesday and Beyond (MP3)
Feb 16, 2008 • 75 min
Act 1: MSNBC - Super Tuesday Results Come InAct 2: The Young Turks - Obama Wins!Act 3: TPMtv - Super DelegatesAct 4: Randi Rhodes - An Extraordinary Moment In HistoryAct 5: Rachel Maddow - Voter TurnoutAct 6: TPMtv - Bye Bye MittAct 7: MSNBC - Obama…
(2008/01/31) Round 3: South Carolina (MP3)
Jan 31, 2008 • 51 min
Act 1: CNN - Obama Wins South CarolinaAct 2: Obama - Victory SpeechAct 3: Sam Seder - Obama VictoryAct 4: Democracy Now - Obama VictoryAct 5: The UpTake - The Politics of Interjecting RaceAct 6: ABC’s This Week - Obama Responds to Clinton CommentAct…
(2008/01/15) Round 2: New Hampshire (MP3)
Jan 15, 2008 • 52 min
Act 1: The Young Turks - Pre Election PollsAct 2: MSNBC - Calls it for HillaryAct 3: The Young Turks - Three WordsAct 4: Rachel Maddow - The REAL Upset of NHAct 5: TPMtv - Why Were Polls So WrongAct 6: Mike Malloy - Election FraudAct 7: Ring of Fire -…
(2008/01/05) Round 1: Iowa (MP3)
Jan 5, 2008 • 47 min
Act 1: The Young Turks - Iowa Live Coverage BeginsAct 2: The Young Turks - Iowa Wrap UpAct 3: Obama - Victory SpeechAct 4: Rachel Maddow - Economic PopulismAct 5: The Young Turks - Record Breaking TurnoutAct 6: Sam Seder - Break Out the…
(2007/12/29) Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (MP3)
Dec 29, 2007 • 84 min
Act 1: Rachel Maddow - Let’s Talk About Ron PaulAct 2: Warren26peace - Let’s Talk About Ron PaulAct 3: Bill Moyers - FCC’s New Attempt to Increase Media ConsolidationAct 4: Ted Kennedy - Attacks Retroactive Immunity for TelecomsAct 5: The Young Turks…
(2007/12/10) Know Your Enemy (MP3)
Dec 10, 2007 • 34 min
Act 1: Hunter - Let’s Build a WallAct 2: Hunter Huckabee Romney McCain - Don’t Ask Don’t TellAct 3: Hunter - Gun LoveAct 4: Giuliani McCain Hunter - Repairing Our ImageAct 5: Romney McCain - Waterboarding TortureAct 6: Huckabee Giuliani Romney - Bible…
(2007/11/20) Get A BRAIN! MORANS (MP3)
Nov 20, 2007 • 55 min
Act 1: George Carlin - Pro Life is Anti-WomanAct 2: Lee Camp - Delicious DisasterAct 3: The Young Turks - Oral Robberts Sexy ScandalAct 4: Bill Hicks - DinosaursAct 5: David Cross - The Week Football StoppedAct 6: The Onion - Bullshit Is Most…
(2007/11/12) The Beginning of the End for Cheney (MP3)
Nov 12, 2007 • 60 min
Act 1: Mike Malloy - A Damning IndictmentAct 2: Dennis Kucinich - Who’s Going to Defend the Constitution?Act 3: Randi Rhodes - OMG! WTF? (part1)Act 4: Randi Rhodes - OMG! WTF? (part2)Act 5: Rachel Maddow - Calling the BluffAct 6: The Young Turks - A…
(2007/11/06) When the President Does it That Means That it is Not Illegal (MP3)
Nov 6, 2007 • 52 min
Act 1: Sam Seder - FISA Restore Act (Part 1)Act 2: Randi Rhodes - FISA Restore ActAct 3: Bill Moyers - Presidential PowersAct 4: Sam Seder - FISA Restore Act (Part 2)Act 5: Jon Stewart - The Strife AquaticAct 6: Keith Olbermann - Bush Demands Immunity…
(2007/10/22) Slowly Going From Nixon to Mr. Burns (MP3)
Oct 22, 2007 • 61 min
Act 1: The Daily Show- Banned Aid–Bush vetoes SCHIPAct 2: Mike Malloy - Republicans Hate ChildrenAct 3: Rachel Maddow - Eight states sue Bush over SCHIPAct 4: Randi Rhodes - Bush Declares Childrens Health Day, Vetos SCHIP 2 Days LaterAct 5: Rachel…
(2007/10/15) Onward Christian Soldiers! (MP3)
Oct 15, 2007 • 56 min
Act 1: Bill Moyers Journal- Contract Fraud in Iraq worth BillionsAct 2: Rachel Maddow - Peter Singer part 1Act 3: Randi Rhodes - Jeremy Scahill part 1Act 4: Randi Rhodes - Jeremy Scahill part 2Act 5: Rachel Maddow - Peter Singer part 2Act 6: The Young…
(2007/10/08) The Disconnect Fixed With Ending (MP3)
Oct 9, 2007 • 54 min
Act 1: Rachel Maddow - How to stop the warAct 2: The Young Turks - O’Reilly Discovers Black CultureAct 3: Liberal Oasis Radio - Out by 2013Act 4: Mike Malloy - Ron Paul? No Thanks.Act 5: Randi Rhodes - Out by 2013Act 6: Rachel Maddow - Senate…
(2007/10/08) The Disconnect (MP3)
Oct 8, 2007 • 64 min
Act 1: Rachel Maddow - How to stop the warAct 2: The Young Turks - O’Reilly Discovers Black CultureAct 3: Liberal Oasis Radio - Out by 2013Act 4: Mike Malloy - Ron Paul? No Thanks.Act 5: Randi Rhodes - Out by 2013Act 6: Rachel Maddow - Senate…
(2007/10/02) Liebermans Iranian Wargasm (MP3)
Oct 2, 2007 • 54 min
Act 1: TPMtv - Lieberman’s Bomb Iran Bill part 1Act 2: Hartmann - Paul Craig Robberts part 1Act 3: The Young Turks - The War Drums BeginAct 4: TPMtv - Lieberman’s Bomb Iran Bill part 2Act 5: Hartmann - Paul Craig Robberts part 2Act 6: Liberal Oasis…
(2007/09/21) Petraeus Betrays Us (MP3)
Sep 21, 2007 • 66 min
Act 1: National Security Network - Crisis in ConfidenceAct 2: Randi Rhodes - Fudging the FactsAct 3: Malloy - Petraeus Testifies part1Act 4: TYT - Petraeus Testifies part1Act 5: Olbermann - 4 Star SpinAct 6: The Daily Show - Petraeus AnalysisAct 7:…
(2007/09/12) The Rats Jump Ship (MP3)
Sep 12, 2007 • 77 min
Act 1: Down Goes Karl Rove - The Young TurksAct 2: Rove Calls it Quits - Seder on SundaysAct 3: Rove Legacy - Bill MoyersAct 4: Gonzo Visits Ashcroft - Randi RhodesAct 5: Gonzo Lying Lier - TPMtvAct 6: Dems Call for Special Prosecutor - C-SPANAct 7:…
(2007/09/05) When Someone Shows You Who They Are, Believe Them (MP3)
Sep 5, 2007 • 64 min
Act 1: $20 Billion Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia - Rachel MaddowAct 2: On The Table - On The MediaAct 3: Nader On Corporate Power Fascism - Democracy Now!Act 4: New Details on Tillman Coverup - The Randi Rhodes ShowAct 5: Nader On Regulating Corporations…
(2007/08/29) Hope in the Darkness (MP3)
Aug 29, 2007 • 36 min
Act 1: Utter Failure - LeShow Act 2; Swiftboating the Planet - New York Times Act 3: Storm Cloud Over New Orleans - Mother Jones Act 4: Global Warming Research - LeShow Act 5: A note of hope in New Orleans - NPR Music: Mad World - Gary…
(2007/08/23) Talking Candidly With The Candidates (MP3)
Aug 23, 2007 • 75 min
Act 1: Randi Interviews Mike Gravel Part1 - The Randi Rhodes ShowAct 2: Thom Hartmann Interviews Ralph Nader - The Thom Hartmann ShowAct 3: Rachel Maddow Interviews Barack Obama - The Rachel Maddow ShowAct 4: Mike Papantonio Interviews John Edwards -…
(2007/08/17) Sicko (MP3)
Aug 17, 2007 • 72 min
Act 1: Amy Goodman & Michael Moore (Part 1) - Democracy Now!Act 2: Moore & Maher Interview - Real Time With Bill MaherAct 3: Amy Goodman & Michael Moore (Part 2) - Democracy Now!Act 4: Wolf Gets Blitzed (Part 1) - CNN: The Situation…
(2007/08/10)
Aug 10, 2007 • 66 min
Act 1: Mormons in the media - On the Media Act 2: Creationist museum - Sam Seder Act 3: The Ex-Gay movement - NPR Act 4: Elves in Iceland - The Young Turks Act 5: Noam Chompski - The Time is Now Act 6: Left Behind with Jerry Jenkins - On the…
(2007/07/04) World On Fire (MP3)
Jul 4, 2007 • 79 min
Act 1: Opening statement - Al Gore Act 2: Farewell to incandescent - ABC News Act 3: UN Climate Change Report - Part 1 - NewsHour Act 4: Intergovernmental report - BBC Act 5: UN Climate Change Report - Part 2 - NewsHour Act 6: Working to slow…
(2007/06/27) Dems Cave (I’m Shocked and Awed) (MP3)
Jun 27, 2007 • 56 min
Act 1: Dems are politically weak - Rachel Maddow Act 2: Not funding = not supprting: twisted logic - The Young Turks Act 3: Pannel Discussion - Seder on Sundays Act 4: Was Nader right? - The Pap Attack Act 5: Refuse to Fund - Dennis…
(2007/06/24) Buying the War (MP3)
Jun 24, 2007 • 75 min
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(2007/06/08) Loss of Credibility (MP3)
Jun 8, 2007 • 43 min
Act 1: Batiste Interview Part 1 - Rachel Maddow Act 2: Bush Lost Credibility - Keith Olbermann Act 3: Batiste Interview Part 2 - Rachel Maddow Act 4: 11 Republicans Talk To Bush - Randi Rhodes Act 5: Duty Honor, Dissent - Keith…
(2007/06/07) Farewell to Falwell - Mini Show (MP3)
Jun 7, 2007 • 39 min
Act 1: Falwell Dies - Democracy Now Act 2: Farewell to Falwell - The Young Turks Act 3: Falwell - Rachel Maddow Act 4: Falwell - Mike Malloy Act 5: Falwell - Christopher Hitchens Act 6: Falwell - Randi Rhodes Music: Celebration - Kool & the…
(2007/05/31) Cronyism Abounds (MP3)
May 31, 2007 • 78 min
Act 1: Leaders of Blackwater - NPR Act 2: On Halliburton - NPR Act 3: Wrongful deaths at Blackwater - NPR Act 4: The Power Pyamid - Ring of Fire Act 5: Blackwater in combat - NPR Act 6: Sociopaths have taken over - NPR Act 7: Petrolium cronyism…
(2007/05/14) On the Stand (MP3)
May 14, 2007 • 75 min
Act 1: Opening statement - Al Gore Act 2: Who killed the electric car? Part 1- Sam Seder Show Act 3: False balance on FOX - Counterspin Act 4: Q&A with Inhofe Part 1 - Al Gore Act 5: End of an era - ABC news Act 6: Who killed the electric car?…
(2007/05/07) And They’re Off (MP3)
May 7, 2007 • 55 min
Act 1: 08 Candidates - BBC Act 2: Gore for Prez - NY Times Act 3: The Media and Kucinich - CounterSpin Act 4: Strength in elections - The Young Turks Act 5: Where’s the right hook? - NY Times Act 6: 08 election - BBC Act 7: Prime time candidates…
(2007/04/29) White House Scandal De Jour (MP3)
Apr 29, 2007 • 71 min
Act 1: Attorney Gate Part 1 - Democracy Now! Act 2: Myers wanted to fire the attorneys - The Young Turks Act 3: Attorney Gate Part 2 - Democracy Now! Act 4: We need to torture Gonzalez - Colbert Report Act 5: Gonzalez interview lies - Randi…
(2007/04/20) Step it Up 2007 (MP3)
Apr 20, 2007 • 72 min
Act 1: Live Speech Part 1 Act 2: Interview Part 1 - Radio Nation Act 3: Live Speech Part 2 Act 4: Interview Part 2 - Radio Nation Act 5: Live Speech Part 3 Act 6: Interview Part 3 - Radio Nation Act 7: Live Speech Part…
(2007/04/17) How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Stupid Adult Nicknames (MP3)
Apr 17, 2007 • 74 min
Act 1: The Overview - BBC Act 2: On the ground reporting - FireDogLake.com Act 3: Libby, Rove, Cheney - The Young Turks Act 4: The first interview - Countdown Act 5: We’re gonna fuck ‘em - Real Time Act 6: Private Detective on the case - Act 7:…
(2007/04/13) Bungling on All Levels (MP3)
Apr 13, 2007 • 80 min
Act 1: Iraq Accountability Act - Nancy Pelosi Act 2: Brits withdrawing - BBC Act 3: Al Gore on Iraq in 2003 - Rachel Maddow Act 4: Kucinich on Iraq - Democracy Now! Act 5: Republican war hypocrisy - The Young Turks Act 6: Iraqi poll on the war -…
(2007/04/12) A New Congress in Town (MP3)
Apr 12, 2007 • 56 min
Act 1: Uncle Marvin’s molestation - The Young Turks Act 2: Privacy issues - Countdown Act 3: Pap Attack on Bush - Ring of Fire Act 4: Tim Ryan on the new congress - The Young Turks Act 5: Impeachment - Ring of Fire Act 6: Liebermann on oversight…
(2007/03/29) The Cherry Blossoms Bloom Earlier Each Year in DC (MP3)
Mar 29, 2007 • 67 min
Act 1: Wes Clark on global warming - The Young Turks Act 2: Climate change - Sam Seder Show Act 3: The first energy president - NY Times Act 4: Climate change part 2 - Sam Seder Show Act 5: Climate change - Randi Rhodes Act 6: Climate change Part…
(2007/03/25) Checked and Balanced - We Investigate, You Reside (MP3)
Mar 25, 2007 • 49 min
Act 1: Bush not breaking the FISA law? - The Young Turks Act 2: Privacy concerns - Countdown Act 3: Pap Attack on George Bush - Ring of Fire Act 4: Tim Ryan on the new congress - The Young Turks Act 5: Impeachment talk with Sean Penn - Ring of…
(2007/03/15) Taking Care of the Commons (MP3)
Mar 15, 2007 • 74 min
Act 1: Veterans Affairs with Paul Rieckhoff - Part 1 - Al Franken Act 2: Top officer relieved of duty - NPR Act 3: Veterans Affairs with Paul Rieckhoff - Part 2 - Al Franken Act 4: Problems just beginning - On the Media Act 5: Military mental…
(2007/03/08) MarchOnPentagon.org (MP3)
Mar 8, 2007 • 85 min
Act 1: Laura Bush on Iraq - The Daily Show Act 2: Surge debate - On the Media Act 3: Debate on escalation - Countdown Act 4: Bush’s surge speech - Thom Hartmann Act 5: A risky game of Risk - NY Times Act 6: Broken egg, Cracked egg -…
(2007/03/06) United We Stand, Divided We Fall (MP3)
Mar 6, 2007 • 74 min
Act 1: Economic populism - Sam Seder Act 2: Barney Frank on economics - Ring of Fire Act 3: Economic inequality - Sam Seder Act 4: Bernie Sanders on economics Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act 5: Debating CATO - Thom Hartmann Act 6: Bernie Sanders on…
(2007/02/28) Information is to Power as Propaganda is to… (MP3)
Feb 28, 2007 • 70 min
Act 1: Broken Democracy Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act 2: 24 Promoting torture and fear - Countdown Act 3: Broken Democracy Part 2 - Ring of Fire Act 4: Media ownership - Sam Seder Act 5: Ripping O’reilly - The Young Turks Act 6: Hate media on cable…
(2007/02/23) If We Could Pay You Less, We Would (MP3)
Feb 23, 2007 • 42 min
Act 1: Audio/Video Collage - Youtube (doroh76) Act 2: Jessica - Youtube (7daysatminimumwage) Act 3: Clean Bill Passes in House - Sam Seder Act 4: Ted Kennedy Goes Off - C-SPAN2 Act 5: Kennedy Goes Off - Mike Malloy Act 6: Busboys McDonalds and…
(2007/02/12) It’s Okay to Snicker at “Purity Balls” (MP3)
Feb 12, 2007 • 79 min
Act 1: America is not a Christian Nation - Ring of Fire Act 2: Pat Robertson makes predictions - The Young Turks Act 3: American Fascists, Chris Hedges - Ring of Fire Act 4: New Atheists - On the Media Act 5: American Fascists, Chris Hedges - Ring…
(2007/02/10) This Whole Health Care Debacle (MP3)
Feb 10, 2007 • 47 min
Act 1: The new health care plan - The Al Franken Show Act 2: Cure all for health care - The Colbert Report Act 3: Who’s got a plan? - NPR On Point Act 4: Andy Stern on health care - Rachel Maddow Act 5: Bush’s plan torn to pieces - Sam Seder…
(2007/01/29) New Boss Same as the Old Boss? (MP3)
Jan 29, 2007 • 67 min
Act 1: Comments on Pelosi’s Speech - Randi Rhodes Act 2: Pelosi’s Speech Act 3: Ted Kennedy interview Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act 4: First 100 hours complete - Randi Rhodes Act 5: Ted Kennedy interview Part 2 - Ring of Fire Act 6: A failed…
(2007/01/22) The Longer We Stay the Sooner We can Leave (MP3)
Jan 23, 2007 • 79 min
Act 1: Surge Strategies - The Daily Show Act 2: If we’d heard this 4 years ago - Al Franken Act 3: The more things change… - Sam Seder Act 4: Sorry I keep punching you - The Young Turks Act 5: Armies don’t do police work - Thom Hartman Act 6:…
(2007/01/19) Freedom and Failure of the Press (MP3)
Jan 19, 2007 • 63 min
Act 1: WH Press Sec just doesn’t know - Countdown Act 2: Failure of the press Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act 3: State of the media - Sam Seder Show Act 4: Failure of the press Part 2 - Ring of Fire Act 5: Restricting freedom of speech - Countdown Act…
(2007/01/17) Surge Without Sacrifice (MP3)
Jan 17, 2007 • 58 min
Act 1: Young Marines speaks out - Randi Rhodes and Mike Malloy Act 2: Dems strongly anti-surge - Countdown Act 3: They told you so - NY Times Act 4: Iraq study group - Sam Seder Act 5: John Dean on Iraq - Countdown Act 6: Victors have a change of…
(2007/01/14) Gay Rights and Retirements (MP3)
Jan 14, 2007 • 41 min
Act 1: Laura Flanders on gay marriage - Radio Nation Act 2: Gay retirement community Part 1 - LeShow Act 3: Barney Frank on gay marriage - Ring of Fire Act 4: Gay retirement community Part 2 - LeShow Act 5: Defending gay rights in Real Time - Real…
(2007/01/10) You Cannot Own the Land, the Land Owns You (MP3)
Jan 10, 2007 • 58 min
Act 1: Governor Brian Schweitzer - Mother Jones Radio Act 2: Heather Rogers - Gone Tomorrow Part 1 - Fire On the Prairie Act 3: US Dragging feet on climate change - BBC Act 4: Heather Rogers - Gone Tomorrow Part 2 - Fire On the Prairie Act 5:…
(2007/01/09) Hen Now Guarding the Hen House (MP3)
Jan 7, 2007 • 68 min
Act 1: Even the die-hards have died - The Young Turks Act 2: The incoming congress - Countdown Act 3: More changing times - Ring of Fire Act 4: New congress actually has to work - The Young Turks Act 5: The new congress and the war -…
(2006/12/30) As the World Burns (MP3)
Dec 30, 2006 • 82 min
Chapter 1: Act 1: While Iraq Burns - Randi Rhodes Act 2: Baghdad utilities - BBC Act 3: Iraq civil war - Countdown Act 4: Iraq and democracy - Democracy Now! Act 5: Suicide protester - Mike Malloy Act 6: Promoting freedom in Iraq = The Young…