Best of the Left Podcast

Best of the Left Podcast

Episodes

  • (2014/08/30) Racism as a paradigm (Media)

    Aug 30, 2014 | 80 min
    Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Racist Pattern In Press Coverage Of Shootings? - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-15-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Headlines - Headlines Ch. 4: Act 2: The Noble Act Of Humanizing The Victim - @radio_dispatch - Air Date 8-27-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: A Dose of White Supremacy - "The Weekend Is Here" Ch. 6: Act 3: Cringe-worthy analysis of Ferguson - @MHarrisPerry - Air Date 8-23-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Modern Day Slavery - Exploring All Avenues Ch. 8: Act 4: How Media Were Presenting Ferguson Police Tactics - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 8-15-14 Ch. 9: Song 4: How Do You See Me - Montibello Memories Ch. 10: Act 5: The Anatomy of Si...
  • (2013/06/28) Positive ideas and protests for change (Economics) (Repost)

    Aug 27, 2014 | 72 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 2: Why Wireless Is a Utility, Not a Luxury (with Susan Crawford) - Majority Report - Air Date: 03-28-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: The internet is for porn - Rick Lyon & Stephanie D'Abruzzo Ch. 6: Act 3: Time to Break Up the Telecom Industry - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 03-13-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: In the beginning - K'naan Ch. 8: Act 4: Democracy In The Workplace - Moyers And Company - Air Date 3-22-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Take 'Em Down - Dropkick Murphys Ch. 10: Act 5: ...
  • (2014/08/21) Would-be oppressors with a victim mentality (LGBTQ Rights)

    Aug 21, 2014 | 71 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 Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Anti-Gay Christian Struggles to Defend Anti-Gay Discrimination - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 06-12-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Makes No Sense - The Rainmakers Ch. 4: Act 2: Church Uses First Amendment Protections To Perform Same Sex Marriages - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-03-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Fundamentalists - The Supervillains Ch. 6: Act 3: If only most churches had inner beauty as well - Throwing Shade (@gibble...
  • (2014/08/18)

    Aug 18, 2014 | 69 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 for further insights into the self-inflicted wounds the practice of torture inflicts. Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Torture and Senate-spying by the CIA - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 8-1-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Waterboarding USA - Harry Shearer Ch. 4: Act 2: Being A Little Late On The Moral Issues - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 8-8-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Don't Look Back In Anger - (What's the Sto...
  • (2014/08/16) Trickle up, up and overseas economics (Corporations)

    Aug 15, 2014 | 73 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 Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Why Do CEOs Make So Much Money? - The Atlantic - Air Date: 01-22-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Cantaloupe Island - Cantaloupe Island Ch. 4: Act 2: CEO Pay Is A Massive Scam, This Chart Proves It - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-03-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two - Oliver! (The Original Broadway Cast Recording) Ch. 6: Act 3: Our Enemy Is The Same - @LeeCamp - Air Date: 03-31-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Common Enemies - ...
  • (2014/08/09) The P Word (Racism)

    Aug 9, 2014 | 68 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 the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Fox News Reporter: Obama and Holder Being Black is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Them - @majorityfm - Air Date: 04-15-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Song Link Here Ch. 4: Act 2: Bill O'Reilly Denies Having White Privilege - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-16-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Song Link Here Ch. 6: Act 3: Danielle Lee (@DNLee5): Working twice as hard - @story_collider - Air Date: 12-9-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Song Link Here Ch. 8: Act 4: Same Behavior, Diffe...
  • (2014/08/03) Wars and words (Media)

    Aug 3, 2014 | 66 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 - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Journalist Confused About What Journalism Is - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-24-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Crazy - St. Elsewhere Ch. 4: Act 2: The Media's Stories Are About U.S. Sacrifice - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 6-20-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Everybody's gone to war - Nerina Pallot Ch. 6: Act 3: Rewriting The Orwellian Headlines - @Citizen_Radio - Air Date 7-18-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Forgotten - Punkgrass for the People Ch. 8: Act 4: Loaded L...
  • (2014/07/28) The Israeli incursion into Gaza (Special Event)

    Jul 28, 2014 | 76 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 Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: If You Care About Israel, End the Occupation NOW - @majorityfm - Air Date: 07-08-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Machine - Contre jour (Original Soundtrack) Ch. 4: Act 2: Netanyahu Accidentally Poses A Devastating Thought Experiment, Death Toll Rises - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 07-15-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Welcome to the Black Parade - Strung Out - The String Quartet Tribute to Alternative Rock Hits, Vol. 3 Ch. 6: Act 3: Israel & Pal...
  • (2014/07/25) Another reason why we need single payer (Hobby Lobby)

    Jul 25, 2014 | 67 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 we have no choice but to fundamentally change the system Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: 8 Women Explain Why The Hobby Lobby Ruling Is Dead Wrong - Media Matters 4 America (@mmfa) - Air Date: 07-19-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Mothers of the Night - Last Night Ch. 4: Act 2: Doing Away With Science - @TWiBnation - Air Date 6-30-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Me & God & Jesus - Put Your Faith In Me Ch. 6: Act 3: Is the ...
  • (2014/07/22) Fools and money (Conservatives)

    Jul 22, 2014 | 74 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 Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: The conservative con game - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 04-04-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: A Fool and His Money - Mosaic Ch. 4: Act 2: The conservatives deep bench - @fakedansavage - Air Date 5-13-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: I ain't afraid - Robin Roberts Ch. 6: Act 3: David Brooks, 'Democracy Is A Problem' - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 5-23-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: The Rabble and the Ruled - Patience and Perseverance Ch. 8: Act 4: America's Poorest County Sadly Believe Rep...
  • (2013/07/19) How we treat those we are responsible for (Prison Nation) (Repodcast)

    Jul 18, 2014 | 74 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: Sail - AWOL Nation Ch. 4: Act 2: What to Think of Whenever You Hear "The Worst of the Worst" - Black Agenda Report - Air Date: 6-12-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash Ch. 6: Act 3: Caller: Prisons Should Not be Privatized! - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 06-13-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Clint Eastwood - The Gorillaz Ch. 8: Act 4: Judge Sentenced for Selling Kids to Prisons - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 05-25-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Life in prison - Mitche...
  • (2014/07/14) All but the rich agree we need change (Wealth Divide)

    Jul 14, 2014 | 68 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 teach everyone it's a problem first. Weird, eh? Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: FDR Second Bill of Rights Speech Ch. 3: Song 1: Window - In a Safe Place Ch. 4: Act 2: Fighting for the Four Freedoms with Harvey J. Kaye - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 4-11-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Monday - I Heart Huckabees (Original Soundtrack) [Soundtrack from the Motion Picture] Ch. 6: Act 3: Media Twisting ...
  • (2013/07/25) Cause and effect (Foreign Policy) (Repodcast)

    Jul 10, 2014 | 73 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 Date 5-17-13 Ch. 4: Song 2: The world I know - Collective Soul Ch. 5: Act 3: Withdrawing From War Without Lessons Learned - Common Sense - Air Date 5-29-13 Ch. 6: Song 3: Vultures of culture - Nahko and Medicine for the People Ch. 7: Act 4: JFK Peace Speech: The Anti-George Bush - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 07-04-13 Ch. 8: Song 4: Let's begin - Margaret Whiting Ch. 9: Act 5: Obama's 'Hidden Hand' Approach Debunked - CounterSpin - Air Date 7-19-13 Ch. 10: ...
  • (2014/07/06) The education industry (Education)

    Jul 6, 2014 | 71 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 themselves and a few jobs to boot. They must have gone to college to be smart enough to come up with that plan. Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: The war on common core - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 05-08-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: The Secret Agent: The Secret Agent Ending - Philip Glass: Glass Reflections Ch. 4: Act 2: Republican: Common Core is a Plot to Turn Kids Gay! - @majorityfm - Air Date: 05-20...
  • (2014/07/02) Hope dies last (Climate)

    Jul 2, 2014 | 72 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 odds Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Obama Administration Sets New EPA Rules - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-03-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Take It or Leave It - Is This It Ch. 4: Act 2: Fighting New EPA Standards - @greennewsreport - Air Date 6-5-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Change Your Mind - Fortress Ch. 6: Act 3: Climate Change vs. Global Warming - @onthemedia - Air Date: 6-6-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Death to Everyone (B...
  • (2014/06/28) Trials and tribulations (Trans Rights)

    Jun 28, 2014 | 78 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 Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Laverne Cox: I'm from Mobile, AL - True Transgender Stories - @Lavernecox - Air Date: 2-7-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Proud - This Business of Art Ch. 4: Act 2: Know your rights: Transgender In The Workplace - @PRUradio - Air Date: 6-30-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: I Fought the Law - Hits Back (Deluxe Edition) Ch. 6: Act 3: Financial Options Available For Gender Confirmation Surgery - @fakedansavage - Air Date 11-19-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Get With The Times - Get With The Times C...
  • (2014/06/24) Disinfecting the rot on American democracy (Money in Politics)

    Jun 24, 2014 | 77 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 Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: There is a Rot at the Core of American Democracy! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 04-16-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Screwed - One Man Riot Ch. 4: Act 2: Nobody Wants You to Be An Activist - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 03-22-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Power to the People - Power to the People: The Hits (Deluxe Version) Ch. 6: Act 3: 3 Who’s Buying our Midterm Elections? with Kim Barker and Andy Kroll (Part 1) - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 3-...
  • (2014/06/21) Double dose of duplicity (Foreign Policy)

    Jun 21, 2014 | 74 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 current chaos in Iraq Support our fundraiser! Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: A prisoner dilemma - @onthemedia - Air Date: 6-13-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Long-Ge - Early Music Ch. 4: Act 2: A Trial By News Debate - @jimmy_dore  Show - Air Date 6-6-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: The Price You Pay - The River Ch. 6: Act 3: No Actual Evidence Sgt Bergdahl Caused Any Deaths - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 06-04-14 Ch. 7: Son...
  • (2014/06/18) One year after Snowden (NSA Spying)

    Jun 18, 2014 | 76 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 Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: What was Snowden's crime? - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date: 6-6-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: The Traitor - White Water, White Bloom Ch. 4: Act 2: Brian Williams interviews Edward Snowden - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date: 5-30-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: T-Shirt Weather - Banter - A Candle Records Collection Ch. 6: Act 3: Glenn Greenwald on the Surveillance State - @CBCRadioQ - Air Date: 5-2-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Burn It Down - Danci...
  • (2014/06/15) The case for reparations (Racism)

    Jun 15, 2014 | 77 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   Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: Bill O'Reilly Exempts Himself From White Privilege - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-16-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Inequality - Mark Shine Ch. 4: Act 2: White Privilege is Real - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-30-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote Ch. 6: Act 3: Examining the case for reparations - @Dis_Con - Air Date 2-18-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Who benefits? - Mustard Plug Ch. 8: Act 4: Facing the Truth: The Case for Reparations Part 1 - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company...
  • (2014/06/12) Speak up on the future of the Internet (Net Neutrality)

    Jun 12, 2014 | 69 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 them. Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: The "gig" is up in Chatanooga - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-05-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Finest Worksong - Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage (1982-2011) Ch. 4: Act 2: Cable Barons - @onthemedia - Air Date: 2-21-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Look To The Future - If It 'Ay Bost, Dow Fix It! Ch. 6: Act 3: Net Neutrality R.I.P. (1969 - 2014) - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 0...
  • (2014/06/09) Somewhere between anarchy and tyranny (Health Care)

    Jun 9, 2014 | 76 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 Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: 9.5 Million Previously Uninsured Now Have Health Insurance - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 04-04-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: A Girl, A Boy, and a Graveyard - The Reluctant Graveyard Ch. 4: Act 2: Obamacare Equals Freedom? - @majorityfm - Air Date: 02-05-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: I Quit - 'Merican - EP Ch. 6: Act 3: A Closer Look At Bipartisan Cooperation - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 5-23-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Underwhelmed - Not Your...
  • (2014/06/06) Objectified, harassed, abused, killed (Misogyny)

    Jun 6, 2014 | 73 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 Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: UCSB Shooter Elliot Rodgers Was Most Definitely a Misogynist - @majorityfm - Air Date: 05-28-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Misogyny - Smash It (feat. Zoe Devlin) Ch. 4: Act 2: Some men hate women, all women feel the effects - @Citizen_Radio - Air Date 5-26-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Institutionalized Misogyny - Yesterday Rules Ch. 6: Act 3: The media misses the point on the motivation of the UCSB shootings - @TWiBnatio...
  • (2014/06/03) It costs money to either save or destroy the world (Climate)

    Jun 3, 2014 | 70 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. Turns out the right, selfless thing to do is also the right, selfish thing to do   Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: The shocking truth about oil - and our planet - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 04-22-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: The fiddler's ballad - Jen Osha w/Wolf Creek Session Ch. 4: Act 2: You'll Never Guess Who is Leading the Fight on Climate Change (Hint: It's Your Insurance Company) - @majorityfm - Air Date: 05-21-1...
  • (2014/05/31) The scales are systemically tipped (Media)

    May 31, 2014 | 73 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. 2: Act 1: MSNBC Silent On Cable Merger - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 4-18-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Show me something new - Shout Out Louds Ch. 4: Act 2: Study: Fox News Climate Change Coverage 72% Misleading - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 04-10-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: I'm a pilot - Fanfarlo Ch. 6: Act 3: The White House Correspondents Dinner: Why It's Weird - @majorityfm - Air Date: 05-08-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Washington, D.C. - The Magnetic Fields Ch. 8: Act 4: Watchdogs in Tuxedos -...
  • (2014/05/28) Misguided and hypocritical (War on Drugs)

    May 28, 2014 | 69 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: Report: Marijuana Overdoses Have Killed Dozens...says Police Chief - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-03-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Messages - Xavier Rudd Ch. 4: Act 2: Marijuana Legalization in CO: Crime Down, Revenues Up - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-16-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: That's all - Clare and the Reasons Ch. 6: Act 3: Governor Apparently Wants Heroin Users To Overdose - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-13-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Overdose - Little Daylight Ch. 8: Act 4: The importanc...
  • (2014/05/25) The evil that we deplore (Foreign Policy)

    May 25, 2014 | 71 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, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: 1 Is America ready for honesty about Iraq? - Rachel @Maddow - Air Date: 04-03-2014 Ch. 3: Song 1: Won't let go - Downplay Ch. 4: Act 2: 2 CIA Lied About Torture To Justify Using It (Senate Report) - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 04-02-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Don't look back in anger - Oasis Ch. 6: Act 3: 3 Shocker! CIA Lied About Torture - @majorityfm - Air Date: 04-16-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Going home - Niklas Aman Ch. 8: Act 4: The Stop Tortu...
  • (2014/01/30) Scientific literacy and how to get there (Education) (Repost)

    May 22, 2014 | 74 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: 11-7-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Mr. Roboto - Styx Ch. 4: Act 2: Standardized Annual Testing Isn't Working - Schooled (from @slate) - Air Date 11-1-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Let's stick together - Wilbert Harrison Ch. 6: Act 3: Crazy Stuff Kids Learn in Louisiana Schools - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-10-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Galileo - G.G. Allin Ch. 8: Act 4: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe - @BillMoyers - Air Date 1-17-14 Ch. 9: Song 4: Come undone - Dur...
  • (2014/05/19) Bad in principle and in practice (Death Penalty)

    May 19, 2014 | 77 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 Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: If The Victim Is White, Death Penalty MUCH More Likely - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-23-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Death penalty - Surrogate Ch. 4: Act 2: If You Support the Death Penalty, You're Probably White - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 04-01-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Fight to Win (feat. Cee Lo Green) - Goodie Mob Ch. 6: Act 3: Execution In Oklahoma - @MumiaAbuJamal - Air Date: 5-5-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: American way - Little River Band Ch. 8: Act 4: Texas to try...
  • (2014/05/16) Perspective Taking (Racism)

    May 16, 2014 | 76 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 1: Know your history - Ignite Ch. 4: Act 2: Jim Demint's Delusional Slave History - @twibnation - Air Date 4-9-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Can't keep up - Silhouette Ch. 6: Act 3: How Whites Have Benefited From Affirmative Action Throughout American History - @majorityfm - Air Date: 04-23-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: North by North - Faded Paper Figures Ch. 8: Act 4: Three Things About the Donald Sterling Tape - illdoc1more (@jsmooth995) - Air Date: 4-28-14 Ch. 9: Song 4: Tobacco ...
  • (2014/05/13) Work is work is work (Wage and Respect Gap)

    May 13, 2014 | 71 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 - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: Equal Pay Day: How Obama Is Helping Close the Pay Gap - @majorityfm - Air Date: 04-09-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: New slang - The Shins Ch. 4: Act 2: Differentials In Pay Between Women And Men (Part 1) - @WEEKinBLACKNESS - Air Date 4-8-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Ode to my family - The Cranberries Ch. 6: Act 3: Politician: Women Don't Deserve Equal Pay Because WHAT?! - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-02-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Coal miner...
  • (2014/05/10) This might be the solution (Money in politics)

    May 10, 2014 | 72 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, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: The Political 1% of the 1% - @SunFoundation - Air Date: 06-24-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Mothers of the night - Moby Ch. 4: Act 2: American Democracy no Longer Works - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 04-15-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Live like you're dying - Lenka Ch. 6: Act 3: SCOTUS Defines Corruption - @dccommonsense - Air Date 4-5-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Any way you want it - Journey Ch. 8: Act 4: Lawrence Lessig’s March to End Corruption - @billmoyersHQ - Ai...
  • (2014/05/07) Investing in a green future (Climate)

    May 7, 2014 | 77 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 help   Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: What is your investment dollar doing? - Australians for coal - Air Date: 02-28-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Fuck you - Bad Religion Ch. 4: Act 2: When Republicans believed in climate change - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 04-22-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Ignorance is bliss - Ramones Ch. 6: Act 3: Science Deniers Reject Facts From Big Bang to Climate - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-18-14 Ch. 7: Song 3...
  • (2014/05/04) It makes moral and economic sense (Minimum Wage)

    May 4, 2014 | 76 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 doodyheads.   Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: The dignity of labor - Martin Luther King Jr. Ch. 3: Song 1: A fair day's wage - Ronan Macmanus Ch. 4: Act 2: David Card and Alan Kruegar 'New Economics Of Minimum Wage' - @teamgoodfight - Air Date 4-24-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Minimum wage - The expendables Ch. 6: Act 3: Should We Raise the Minimum Wage? - vlogbrothers - Air Date: 03-17-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Minimum wage - The busboys Ch. 8: ...
  • (2014/04/28) The arc of history and the stumbles along the way (LGBTQ Rights)

    Apr 28, 2014 | 75 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 Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: Pat Robertson: Christians Are Oppressed Because We Can't Stone Gays - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-27-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: King of sorrow - Sade Ch. 4: Act 2: How A Stone And The Woman Holding It Made A Bigot Back Down - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-21-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Throwing stones - Shout Out Louds Ch. 6: Act 3: Study Shows Homophobia To BW Unhealthy - @gibblertron Throwing Shade - Air Date 3-12-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Killing ...
  • (2014/04/25) More misplaced incentive structures (Education)

    Apr 25, 2014 | 75 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: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: Privatization Kills Education: Ask Chicago Parents Why - Majority Report - Air Date: 09-03-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Union town - Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman Ch. 4: Act 2: Diane Ravitch: Public Schools for Sale? (Part 1) - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date 3-28-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Profit - The Mammals Ch. 6: Act 3: Common Core's One-Sided View - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 3-21-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: How loud your heart ...
  • (2014/04/22) Incentives have consequences (Injustice system)

    Apr 22, 2014 | 75 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 Cash - Official Trailer - kidsforcashthemovie - Air Date: 03-10-14 Ch. 3: Act 2: Documentary Exposes Corrupt "Kids For Cash" Judge In Pennsylvania - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-03-14 Ch. 4: Song 2: We're All in the Same Gang (feat. West Coast Rap All Stars) - West Coast Livin' Ch. 5: Act 3: We're Being Robbed But The People Doing It Will Never Go To Prison - @bravenewfilms - Air Date: 11-05-13 Ch. 6: Song 3: Resurrection (space club mix) - PPK Ch. 7: Act 4: Michell...
  • (2014/04/20) Burn it to the ground (NSA Spying)

    Apr 19, 2014 | 75 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 - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 02-10-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Little Talks - Of monsters and men Ch. 4: Act 2: Is It Time for a New Church Committee? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-26-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Bridge over troubled water - Simon & Garfunkel Ch. 6: Act 3: No Escaping Dragnet Nation (Part 1) - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date 3-14-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Hide the truth - Chronicle Ch. 8: Act 4: Significant NSA Change Proposed By Obama - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-26-14 Ch...
  • (2013/12/06) Being of two minds (Health Care)

    Apr 16, 2014 | 71 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 Kentucky's Success, A Big Danger For Mitch McConnell - Majority Report - Air Date: 11-25-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Behind the curtain - Dan Potthast Ch. 6: Act 3: The Mess on Obama's Hands - Progressive Magazine - Air Date: 11-13-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Careless whisper - George Michael Ch. 8: Act 4: Obamacare is Doomed by Its Internal Logic - Glen Ford - Air Date: 11-20-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Failure by design - Brand New Ch. 10: Act 5: Comparing What To What - Counte...
  • (2013/11/12) Overthrowing Plutonomy (Economics)

    Apr 13, 2014 | 72 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 others things Government needs to do - Moyers and Company - Air Date: 10-18-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Baltic Avenue - Chris Roth Ch. 6: Act 3: Does 'Capitalism Good, Communism Bad' Even Mean Anything? - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 08-12-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Variety is the spice of life - Larry Clinton Ch. 8: Act 4: Stop Treating Capitalists Like they are Gods! - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 10-24-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Capitalism - Eastenders Ch. 10: Act 5: Chris Hedge...
  • (2014/04/10) The power of words (Trans Rights)

    Apr 10, 2014 | 77 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 of cis idiots everywhere.   Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: Being Transgender in America - @MHarrisPerry - Air Date: 4-15-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: See me, Feel Me - The Who Ch. 4: Act 2: One Transgender Perspective - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date 4-22-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Pretzel Man - Harry Chapin Ch. 6: Act 3: Gender and sex pairings are a construct - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 5-1-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Woman's bodies - Rebecca Ri...
  • (2014/04/07) Dog whistle politics (Racism)

    Apr 7, 2014 | 75 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. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race Part 1 - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date: 2-28-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Corporate takeover - NerCity Ch. 4: Act 2: The Costs of Racial Color Blindness - Harvard Business Review - Air Date: 02-26-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Black or white - Michael Jackson Ch. 6: Act 3: Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race Part 2 - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date: 2-28-14 Ch. 7: S...
  • (2014/04/04) Past and future destruction (Climate)

    Apr 4, 2014 | 70 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 electrical grid.   Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: The IPCC's new report - @greennewsreport - Air Date: 4-3-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Spite - Vandaveer Ch. 4: Act 2: China Builds Largest Solar Plant in World While US Falls Behind - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 03-30-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Sickening - Ken Mickey Ch. 6: Act 3: C'mon America...Let's Keep the Lights on - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 03-14-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: I've got no st...
  • (2014/04/01) No corporate news is good news (Media)

    Apr 1, 2014 | 68 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 - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: The plane is not in a black hole - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 03-20-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Bedtime stories - Chris Reed Ch. 4: Act 2: Keeping Conspiracies Secret And Speculation In The News - @jimmy_dore  Show - Air Date: 3-21-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Empty - The Cranberries Ch. 6: Act 3: Fox Host Explains Missing Flight with Finding Noah's Ark - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 03-24-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Flat Earth Society...
  • (2014/03/29) Intolerant of discrimination and proud of it (Reproductive Rights)

    Mar 29, 2014 | 70 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 science.   Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: The GOPs birth control issue - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-24-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Remember Jonathan (Messenger Of The Sun album) - Cyrille Verdeaux Ch. 4: Act 2: Abortion Rate Lowest in 41 Years Because of Liberals - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 02-05-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: So thankful - Nahko and Medicine for the People Ch. 6: Act 3: Corporations can't have it both ways - RJ ...
  • (2014/03/26) Sadly grasping at cakes (LGBTQ Rights)

    Mar 26, 2014 | 73 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 they could.   Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: Right Wing Christians Preach Hate In Africa & Now People Will Die - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-18-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Uganda - Matthew L. Fisher Ch. 4: Act 2: The Miracle of Anti-Gay Denial - @MarkFiore Animation - Air Date: 03-22-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Power of denial - Thomas Newman Ch. 6: Act 3: Michael Sam comes out as gay before NFL draft - @gibblertron Throwing Shade - A...
  • (2014/03/23) The affliction of wealth on people and society (Economics)

    Mar 23, 2014 | 74 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 themselves.   Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: The persecuted rich - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-30-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Perfect balance - PEEZZE Ch. 4: Act 2: Why Do Crazy Rich People Keep Talking About Nazism? - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-20-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Friends and neighbors - Sammy Kaye Ch. 6: Act 3: Former Wolf Of Wall Street Comes Clean In Op-Ed - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-03-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Philoso...
  • (2014/03/20) That thing in Ukraine that's happening (Foreign Policy)

    Mar 20, 2014 | 72 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 Putin but totally not in a gay way, they swear.   Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: Does the GOP have Putin envy? - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 03-04-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Borrow - Brendan Benson Ch. 4: Act 2: Right Blames Presidential Weakness Exclusively For Russian Takeover - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 3-7-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Hang Me Up to Dry - Cold War Kids Ch. 6: Act 3: Hillary Clinton Compares Vladimir Putin to ...
  • (2014/03/16) A look in the mirror and the rear view mirror (Progressives)

    Mar 16, 2014 | 72 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 Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: How Many Americans Call Themselves Liberal? - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-13-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: We shall overcome - Pete Seeger Ch. 4: Act 2: Give 'em Hell, Barack! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-29-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: A few honest words - Ben Sollee Ch. 6: Act 3: No Room For Fake Progressives in 2014 - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-03-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: This land is your land - Pete Seeger Ch. 8: Act 4: Socialist Councilwo...
  • (2014/03/13) Heart of Darkness (Conservatives)

    Mar 13, 2014 | 77 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 Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: Elijah Cummings Calls Out Fraud IRS Hearings, Republican Darrell Issa Tries to Silence Him - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-06-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: What I'm Looking For (Ad Version) - Brendan Benson Ch. 4: Act 2: Scott Walker Staff Racist Anti-Gay Emails Leaked - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 02-22-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Sunrise - Duran Duran Ch. 6: Act 3: Nazi Propaganda At Heart Of Wolf Blitzer Take Down Of Ted Nugent - @theyoungturks ...
  • (2014/03/10) Like men, only cheaper (Feminism)

    Mar 10, 2014 | 73 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 GOP war on women hasn't died down - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-23-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Out of control - U2 Ch. 4: Act 2: Privileged Republican Senator Dismisses 'War On Women' But Here Are The Facts - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-28-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: La nuit - David Ari Leon Ch. 6: Act 3: Bill O'Reilly: "There's Got To Be Some Downside To Having A Woman President" - Media Matters Minute - Air Date: 02-27-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: La nuit - David Ari Leon Ch. 8: Act ...
  • (2014/03/07) Moment of truth (Climate/Keystone XL)

    Mar 7, 2014 | 71 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: Keystone to America: Bend Over and Take it! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-07-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Making progress - Freedom's Progress Ch. 6: Act 3: NBC Says Pipeline Decision More Important To Presidential Image Than To Climate Change - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 2-7-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: We are the many - Makana Ch. 8: Act 4: Facts Buried, Oil Sands Dug Up & The Environment Pays The Price - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-09-14 Ch. 9: Song 4: Perpetuum Mobile - Penguin...
  • (2014/03/04) Unequal justice under the law (The (in)justice system)

    Mar 4, 2014 | 76 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 arrested for weed - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-03-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: (I've Got a) Golden Ticket - Leslie Bricusse Ch. 4: Act 2: A Marijuana Arrest - BuzzFeed Central Presents - Air Date: 12-8-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Particles of the Universe (Heartbeats) - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin Ch. 6: Act 3: Wishful Thinking and White House Fakery: Obama as Prison Reformer - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 2-5-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Life in prison - Mitchell Ch. 8: Act 4: What are the ...
  • (2014/03/01) Knowing out history and seeing it echo today (Racism)

    Mar 1, 2014 | 78 min
    Edition #804 Knowing out 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: Act 1: Oprah Claims President Faces Racism - This @WEEKinBLACKNESS - Air Date 11-19-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Black Wall Street - Touchers Ch. 4: Act 2: Black Wall Street - Almas J. Sami' Ch. 5: Song 2: Black Wall Street - The One JP Ch. 6: Act 3: Professor reprimanded for teaching structural racism - @citizenradio - Air Date: 12-16-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Bury the past - Professional Victims Ch. 8: Act 4: Black History One - @MumiaAbuJamal - Air Date: 2-19-14 Ch. 9: Song 4: Know...
  • (2014/02/26) Resistance is the only hope (Capitalism)

    Feb 26, 2014 | 77 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 universe, was such a nice allegory for capitalism. I'll say one thing for "The Nothing" though, it's very efficient at what it does.   Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: Here's a Capitalist That Doesn't Understand Capitalism - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 09-18-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Doing business - The Rorschach Garden Ch. 4: Act 2: Return To Liberation Theology Scares Right - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 12-13-13 Ch. 5: Song ...
  • (2014/02/23) The seamy underbelly (Conservatives)

    Feb 23, 2014 | 73 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 Debunk a Libertarian: Let Them Talk - @majorityfm - Air Date: 11-4-11 Ch. 3: Song 1: Capitalism - Eastenders Ch. 4: Act 2: Does Studying Economics Make you Greedy? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 10-23-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Profit - The Mammals Ch. 6: Act 3: 9 of 10 Poorest States Are Republican - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-19-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: North to Alaska - Johnny Horton Ch. 8: Act 4: GOP Civil War - The Numbers Tell A Bigger Story & It Ain't Pretty - @theyoungtu...
  • (2014/02/20) If you're talking about genitals then you've missed the point (Trans* Rights)

    Feb 20, 2014 | 70 min
    Edition #801 If you're talking about genitals then you've missed the point   Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: When Is That Appropriate Conversation, Katie - Radio Dispatch - Air Date 1-9-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Lesson Learned (feat. John Mayer) - Alicia Keys Ch. 4: Act 2: Katie Couric has her bad questions explained to her - Laverne Cox - Air Date: 1-7-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Discrimination - Ancel Ch. 6: Act 3: Cultural Consequences Of Trans Population - Trans Advocate - Air Date 2-20-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: I can't - Ben Sollee Ch. 8: Act 4: Twisted And Unethical Journalism And Resultant Suicide - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date 1-21-14 Ch. 9: Song 4: Look again - Jim Ford Ch. ...
  • (2014/02/17) A parody of itself (Media)

    Feb 17, 2014 | 73 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 place.    Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: New Boss's Past Reflects Future Of CBS News - @greennewsreport - Air Date 1-9-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Failing - The Laryngospasms Ch. 4: Act 2: CBSs 60 Minutes Loosing Creditability - @CitizenRadio - Air Date 1-8-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Truth - Amos Lee Ch. 6: Act 3: When the Media Does It's Job, It Looks Something Like This … - Rachel @maddow - Air Date: 01-03-2014 Ch. 7: Song 3: Talk t...
  • (2014/02/14) Rise of the gatekeepers (Net Neutrality)

    Feb 14, 2014 | 73 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. 4: Act 2: Net Neutrality and you - @onthemedia - Air Date: 1-17-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Made to suffer - Speedsters and Dopers Ch. 6: Act 3: What Does Net Neutrality Ruling Mean for You? - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-27-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: The perfect space - The Avett Brothers Ch. 8: Act 4: Is Net Neutrality Dead? Can Netflix Save it? Can We? - @amazingatheist - Air Date: 2-6-14 Ch. 9: Song 4: The secret agent - Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico & Elias Arizcuren Ch. 10...
  • (2014/02/11) Learning to play nice with human nature (War on Drugs)

    Feb 11, 2014 | 71 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 the bullshit reasons scared white people use in the present to keep it illegal, all while steadfastly ignoring the evidence which points toward the war on drugs leaving an expensive path of unmitigated destruction behind it wherever it goes.   Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: 3 Absurd Reasons for Banning Drugs - LearnLiberty - Air Date: 09-20-11 Ch. 3: Act 2: Smoke Weed? You're Fat & Dangerous According To These Pundit...
  • (2014/02/08) Trouble at the old pharm (Health Care)

    Feb 8, 2014 | 76 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 Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare - EscapeFireMovie - Air Date: 07-12-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Mother of the night - Moby Ch. 4: Act 2: Who are the REAL Obamacare Hypocrites? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-07-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Margaret on the Guillotine - Morrissey Ch. 6: Act 3: This Is Why Healthcare Costs So Much - @majorityfm - Air Date: 12-11-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Snake oil - Entrain Ch. 8: ...
  • (2014/02/07) The fourth dimension (Sample of Member's Content)

    Feb 7, 2014 | 25 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 the road with Barack Obama - BY DAVID REMNICK Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Theme Music: Here We Are - Patrick Park Produced by: Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes!
  • (2014/02/05) Don't eat shit and die (Food)

    Feb 5, 2014 | 73 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: 10,000 Sick in Salmonella Chicken Outbreak - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-10-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Salmonella - Shim Schechter Ch. 4: Act 2: Virulent Strain Of Soy Flu Traced To Single Tofurky - @TheOnion Ch. 5: Song 2: Virus - Duran Duran Ch. 6: Act 3: In this season of feasting, let's celebrate agriCULTURE - @jimhightower - Air Date: 11-28-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Harvest Season - Benjamin Josif Ch. 8: Act 4: How Waste Isn't Just Throwing Things Away - @FoodW...
  • (2014/02/02) It's hot, it's cold, it polluted (Climate/Energy)

    Feb 2, 2014 | 73 min
    Edition #795 It's hot, it's cold, it 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 cycle of fracked natural gas. Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: Right mocks rescued climate scientists - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-02-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Misery (Acoustic) - Maroon 5 Ch. 4: Act 2: Why is it so Darn Cold? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-06-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get (Remastered) - Morrissey Ch. 6: Act 3: Chilling The Debate On Global Warming - @FAIRmediawatch - ...
  • (2014/01/30) Scientific literacy and how to get there (Education)

    Jan 30, 2014 | 74 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 having it.   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: 11-7-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Mr. Roboto - Styx Ch. 4: Act 2: Standardized Annual Testing Isn't Working - Schooled (from @slate) - Air Date 11-1-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Let's stick together - Wilbert Harrison Ch. 6: Act 3: Crazy Stuff Kids Learn in Louisiana Schools - @davidpakmansh...
  • (2014/01/27) Our social safety sieve (Economics)

    Jan 27, 2014 | 73 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 our entertainment. Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith  Ch. 2: Act 1: SNAP: Myths vs. Facts - @takepart TV - Air Date: 12-02-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: Wax & wire - Loch Lomond Ch. 4: Act 2: Defining Economic Problems In All The Wrong Places - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 12-27-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: I wish I knew - Years and Years Ch. 6: Act 3: Fox News: Welfare for Me, Not For Thee! - @majorityfm - Air Date: 10-11-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Hell=Other ...
  • (2014/01/24) Don't get down with TPP (Corporate Takeover)

    Jan 24, 2014 | 76 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 Crew Ch. 4: Act 2: Chomsky on the Trans Pacific Partnership - @grittv - Air Date: 6-19-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Seen this before - Jason and the Punknecks Ch. 6: Act 3: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): A Threat to Affordable Medicines for Millions - MSFCanada - Air Date: 5-16-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Protect & Serve - Stiff Little Fingers Ch. 8: Act 4: New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-10-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Kill the poor - ...
  • (2014/01/21) We just earned a D grade (Reproductive Rights)

    Jan 21, 2014 | 77 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 Osment Ch. 4: Act 2: Michigan women stare down rape insurance - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 12-12-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Get up and go - Broadcast 2000 Ch. 6: Act 3: Anti-Abortion Judge: Drive Faster If The Clinic Is Far Away - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-12-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Help - Howie Day Ch. 8: Act 4: Republican: Forcing Women to Have Babies Will Create Jobs! - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-16-14 Ch. 9: Song 4: Keep then down - The Young Sinclairs...
  • (2014/01/17) A smorgasbord of folly (Foreign Policy)

    Jan 17, 2014 | 73 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: Breakthrough with Iran! - @theprogressive - Air Date: 11-25-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Common sense - Justin Mcroberts Ch. 6: Act 3: Politicians Against Peace In The Middle East - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-08-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Don't listen - Craig Carothers Ch. 8: Act 4: The Shadowy Groups Still Trying to Take Us to War With Iran - @majorityfm - Air Date: 12-03-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Bury the past - Professional Victims Ch. 10: Act 5: Is Congress Guilty of Torture? - @T...
  • Repodcast: (2011/02/15) A collection of embarrassments (Media)

    Jan 12, 2014 | 73 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 hill - Vitamin String Quartet Act 4: CNN becomes the news - Rachel Maddow Song 4: Too bad - Nickelback Act 5: Behind the scenes at Air America - Majority Report Song 5: Hey ya - Vitamin String Quartet Act 6: Limbaugh is an American embarrassment - Media Matters Act 7: The new McCarthyism - Thom Hartmann Song 7: Stop the madness - Marty Dread Act 8: Glenn Beck is deranged - Counterspin Song 8: Wonderwall - Vitamin String Quartet Act 9: Only calle...
  • (2014/01/11) Republicans are people too (Conservatives)

    Jan 11, 2014 | 71 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: Simba's Pride Ch. 4: Act 2: Evil Incarnate, the end times and the Right - Real Time With @billmaher - Air Date: 10-11-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Evil is alive and well - Jakob Dylan Ch. 6: Act 3: Re-writing History As To Tea Party's Origin - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 11-8-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Popular - Kristin Chenoweth (From Wicked) Ch. 8: Act 4: Hayes, Piercing the Bubble - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date: 10-18-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Whatcha say - Jason Derulo Ch. 10: Act ...
  • (2014/01/08) Harassment in place of police work (Racism)

    Jan 8, 2014 | 72 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 2: What percentage of black people should we be afraid of? - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date 7-27-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Stop and frisk - MC Grizzz and Akil b STRANGe Ch. 6: Act 3: Less Guns, Less Crime, This Is Bad How? - CounterSpin - Air Date 11-22-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: 10 Frisk Commandments (Remix) [feat. Jasiri X, Elon James White & Willie Evans Jr.] - This Week in Blackness Ch. 8: Act 4: Don Lemon Endorses State Sanctioned Harassment - This Week in Blackness -...
  • (2013/01/05) Good new, bad news for paranoia sufferers (NSA Spying)

    Jan 5, 2014 | 73 min
    Edition #787 Good new, 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 Mars Ch. 4: Act 2: If you're not doing anything wrong, what are you worried about? - Dan Carlin - Air Date: 1-1-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Slash and burn - James Lanman and The Good Hurt Ch. 6: Act 3: Battle over Snowden on CNN between Greenwald and Toobin - Young Turks - Air Date: 12-18-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: 99 Red Balloons - Nena Ch. 8: Act 4: The NSA gets a report card - On the Media - Air Date: 12-20-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: See what you want - The Futureheads Ch. 10: Act 5...
  • (2013/01/02) Following the money, the gas and a table (Climate)

    Jan 2, 2014 | 69 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 see it coming - Belle and Sebastian Ch. 4: Act 2: The Lesson of the Typhoon - The Progressive Magazine - Air Date: 11-11-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Flood - Jars of Clay Ch. 6: Act 3: The growing threat of water insecurity, and the opportunistic mineral exploitation of the arctic - Living on Earth - Air Date: 11-01-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Listen - Theo Bard Ch. 8: Act 4: This Wooden Table Will Change The Way You View The World - Lee Camp - Air Date: 11-26-13 Ch. 9: Son...
  • (2013/12/30) Time's Person of the Year (The Pope)

    Dec 30, 2013 | 74 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 Right Reacts To Pope Francis On Capitalism - The Young Turks - Air Date: 12-03-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Oh my God - Ida Maria Ch. 6: Act 3: Pope Francis Says Extremist Christians Have 'Illness' - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 12-11-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Show me what I'm looking for - Carolina Liar Ch. 8: Act 4: Thou shalt not to an economy of exclusion and inequality - Disorderly Conduct - Air Date: 12-10-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Santus II - Libera Ch. 10: Act 5: The P...
  • Repodcast: (2013/02/19) Drones are not the problem, they just highlight the problem (Foreign Policy)

    Dec 27, 2013 | 73 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: These days - Nico Ch. 4: Act 2: Obama Becoming Like Nixon - The Progressive - Air Date: 2-5-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Something in the air - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Ch. 6: Act 3: Growing CIA Militarism Prompts Calls for Oversight - Rachel Maddow - Air Date 2-7-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Love like a bomb - Oasis Ch. 8: Act 4: Secret US drone base in Saudi Arabia - CounterSpin - Air Date: 2-8-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Tears and rain - James Blunt Ch. 10: Act 5: Obama Vs. Th...
  • Repodcast: (2013/02/10) Corporations are not immoral, they're amoral (Economics)

    Dec 24, 2013 | 72 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: Corporate America: A Whale in a Fish Tank - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 01-10-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Whale - Set Sail Ch. 6: Act 3: Morgan Stanley Sold 'Nuclear' Investments, Cashed In - Young Turks - Air Date 1-23-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Down with the sickness - Richard Cheese Ch. 8: Act 4: AIG shareholders sue US over terms of their bailout - The Bugle - Air Date 1-11-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Fuck you - Vitamin String Quartet Ch. 10: Act 5: Clift Settlement - A Crony ...
  • (2013/12/21) Christmas in black and white (War on Christmas™)

    Dec 21, 2013 | 73 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 String Quartet Ch. 4: Act 2: Christian Radio Host Wants to "Punch Atheists" - Majority Report - Air Date: 01-08-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Carol of the bells - United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus Ch. 6: Act 3: Pat Robertson: Atheists 'Miserable' & Trying to Steal Christmas - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 11-22-12 Ch. 7: Song 3: Walking in the air - Peter Auty Ch. 8: Act 4: Scrooge was not the hero of 'A Christmas Carol' - Bill Maher Air Date: 1...
  • (2013/12/18) Humans are just terrible (Rape Culture)

    Dec 18, 2013 | 74 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: Oops and move on - Henry Phillips Ch. 4: Act 2: No prison time for rape? Survivor speaks out - Melissa Harris-Perry - Air Date: 11-24-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Gimme Sympathy - Metric Ch. 6: Act 3: Army Will Discharge All Convicted Sex Offenders - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 11-26-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Smithereen - Deep East Music Ch. 8: Act 4: Humans rape - This Week in Blackness - Air Date: 3-18-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Like humans do - David Byrne Ch. 10: Act 5: Masks...
  • (2013/12/15) Not just bad, face-palm bad (Media)

    Dec 15, 2013 | 74 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: Act 2: Legal Problems Aside… What's a fact? - The Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date: 10-11-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Wrecking ball - The Gregory Brothers Ch. 6: Act 3: Coming Together With Cox - CounterSpin - Air Date 11-8-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Waltz of honesty - Adventure the Great Ch. 8: Act 4: Did CNN Just Ask the Dumbest Question Ever at a White House Briefing? - Majority Report - Air Date: 12-10-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: You don't know me (Feat. Regina Spektor) - Ben Fold...
  • (2013/12/12) Nelson Mandela: Free at last

    Dec 12, 2013 | 78 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 Mandela, Legendary Icon, Dead At 95 - The Young Turks - Air Date: 12-06-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Apartheid - Peter Tosh Ch. 6: Act 3: A Look Into the Life of Nelson Mandela - Rachel Maddow - Air Date- 12-05-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Mandela - Larose Ch. 8: Act 4: Mandela's Legacy - The Progressive Magazine - Air Date: 12-6-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Mandela Day - Simple Minds Ch. 10: Act 5: A thankeulogy for the 90-Year-Old Terrorist -The Bugle - Air Date 12-6-13 Ch. 11: So...
  • (2013/12/09) Congress just got slightly less unmitigatedly horrific (Filibuster)

    Dec 9, 2013 | 72 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 going anywhere - Brad Sucks Ch. 4: Act 2: Harry Reid presses the button - All In with Chris Hayes - Air Date: 11-21-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: I dare you - Dead to Me Ch. 6: Act 3: Reid Finally Realizes GOP Will Never Work With Democrats - Young Turks - Air Date: 11-22-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Game over - Alexa Vega Ch. 8: Act 4: The Floodgates are Open - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 11-22-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Everybody loves a happy ending - Tears for Fears Ch. 10: Act 5: ...
  • (2013/12/06) Being of two minds (Health Care)

    Dec 6, 2013 | 71 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 Kentucky's Success, A Big Danger For Mitch McConnell - Majority Report - Air Date: 11-25-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Behind the curtain - Dan Potthast Ch. 6: Act 3: The Mess on Obama's Hands - Progressive Magazine - Air Date: 11-13-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Careless whisper - George Michael Ch. 8: Act 4: Obamacare is Doomed by Its Internal Logic - Glen Ford - Air Date: 11-20-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Failure by design - Brand New Ch. 10: Act 5: Comparing What To What - CounterS...
  • (2013/12/03) Emphasis on the T (LGBTQ Rights)

    Dec 3, 2013 | 71 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 Just A Construct? - Radio Dispatch - Air Date 5-1-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Mind blown - 40 Watt Hype Ch. 6: Act 3: There's a lot of new ground to cover with trans issues - Alternet Radio - Air Date: 7-27-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Equality - T. Fernandez Ch. 8: Act 4: Blogger Confronts Norms About Loving Trans Women - Young Turks - Air Date: 10-26-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Brave - Sara Bareilles Ch. 10: Act 5: A transgendeed person explains - Radio Disdpatch - Air Date 8-15-...
  • (2013/01/08) Time to wind it down (Foreign Policy) (Repodcast)

    Nov 29, 2013 | 73 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 Of Free Speech, and Justifying Drone Attacks - CounterSpin - Air Date 12-7-12 Ch. 5: Song 2: Keepsake - State Radio Ch. 6: Act 3: Children Targeted by Bombs, U.S. Military Approves - Young Turks - Air date -12-4-12 Ch. 7: Song 3: One day - Matisyahu Ch. 8: Act 4: Afghanistan to be U.S. Outpost - The Progressive - Air Date: 12-14-12 Ch. 9: Song 4: Fake Empire - The National Ch. 10: Act 5: US in Afghanistan 2 More Yrs & How Many More Lives? - Rachel Madd...
  • (2013/11/25) Laboring in badly-designed machines (Labor Movement)

    Nov 25, 2013 | 74 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. 4: Act 2: Would You Like A Living Wage With That? | McDonald's Employee Confronts CEO - Young Turks - Air Date: 10-11-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Welcome to the machine - Pink Floyd Ch. 6: Act 3: A race to the bottom - Real Time With Bill Maher - Air Date: 10-25-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Rabbit Heart (Raise it up) - Florence + The Machine Ch. 8: Act 4: Why are we subsidizing McDonald's? - Jim Hightower - Air Date: 10-29-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Do you believe in magic? - The ...
  • (2013/11/21) Everybody Snoops (NSA Spying)

    Nov 21, 2013 | 71 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: Act 2: Without Privacy There can be no Democracy - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 09-25-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Shout - Tears for Fears Ch. 6: Act 3: Heidi Boghosian on Spying and Civil Liberties Part 1 - Moyers And Company - Air Date 11-8-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Too much information - Duran Duran Ch. 8: Act 4: Not asking the right questions - Counterspin - Air Date: 11-01-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: No questions asked - Fleetwood Mac Ch. 10: Act 5: Heidi Boghosian on Spying and Civ...
  • (2013/11/18) Another terrible pipeline (School-to-prison)

    Nov 18, 2013 | 73 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: Act 2: Crime Rates Fall, Private Prisons Still Make Millions - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 09-24-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: New paradigm - Belmontjam Ch. 6: Act 3: Michelle Alexander on The New Jim Crow - GRITtv - Air Date: 10-20-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Colorblind - The Counting Crows Ch. 8: Act 4: Are You A Felon? California Bill Would Ban This Question From Job Apps - Young Turks - Air Date: 09-28-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Generator (Second Floor) - Freelance Whales Ch...
  • (2013/11/15) Proud traditions and cultural norms (Racism)

    Nov 15, 2013 | 72 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 - Playing for change Ch. 4: Act 2: The Black Man's Tax - David Feldman Show - Air Date 9-20-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Hole in the bucket - Spearhead Ch. 6: Act 3: Redskins Controversy, A Columnist And His Native-American Father-In-Law - Young Turks - Air Date: 10-13-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: One day - Matisyahu Ch. 8: Act 4: Columbus Raped the Redskins...Time to Change the Name - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 10-14-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Vultures of culture - Nahko and Medicine f...
  • (2013/11/12) Overthrowing Plutonomy (Economics)

    Nov 12, 2013 | 72 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 others things Government needs to do - Moyers and Company - Air Date: 10-18-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Baltic Avenue - Chris Roth Ch. 6: Act 3: Does 'Capitalism Good, Communism Bad' Even Mean Anything? - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 08-12-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Variety is the spice of life - Larry Clinton Ch. 8: Act 4: Stop Treating Capitalists Like they are Gods! - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 10-24-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Capitalism - Eastenders Ch. 10: Act 5: Chris Hedges ...
  • (2013/11/08) The old system was worse, a new system would be better (Health Care)

    Nov 8, 2013 | 73 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 die young - Billy Joel Ch. 4: Act 2: Booted off, but for a better deal - Counterspin - Air Date: 11-01-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Failing - The Laryngospasms Ch. 6: Act 3: Another Obamacare Horror Story Debunked - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 10-31-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Too much trouble - Ann Reed Ch. 8: Act 4: What Obamacare Looks Like in a Red State vs a Blue State - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 10-21-13 Ch. 9: Song 4A: Fly with your own wings - Dave Deeper Ch. 1...
  • (2013/11/05) Feminism will save the world (Climate)

    Nov 5, 2013 | 72 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 Band Ch. 4: Act 2: Harry Shearer's News Of The Warm - Le Show - Air Date 9-8-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Rain - Adama Ch. 6: Act 3: All the Money You Give Corporations For Them to Poison Your Air - Majority Report - Air Date: 10-09-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Life is a highway - Tom Cochrane Ch. 8: Act 4: No More Global Warming According To Climate Skeptics - CounterSpin - Air Date 10-4-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Just a little heat - The Black Keys Ch. 10: Act 5: How Much Population...
  • (2013/11/02) Education is not a commodity (Education)

    Nov 2, 2013 | 74 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 2: The push to privatize our schools - Congressional Dish - Air Date: 8-17-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Let go - Frou Frou Ch. 6: Act 3: Diane Ravitch on the school reform movement - Daily Show - Air Date: 3-3-11 Ch. 7: Song 3: Hey ya - Obadiah Parker Ch. 8: Act 4: Thank a Teacher - TakePart - Air Date: 10-14-10 Ch. 9: Song 4: Thank you - Dido Ch. 10: Act 5: Diane Ravitch on the school reform movement - Daily Show - Air Date: 10-30-13 Ch. 11: Song 5: Chicago tea...
  • (2013/10/30) Postmortem is prologue (Congressional obstruction)

    Oct 30, 2013 | 73 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 - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Ch. 4: Act 2: A Congress of comics: Laugh 'til it hurts - Jim Hightower - Air Date: 10-17-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: The entertainer - Scott Joplin Ch. 6: Act 3: Sarah Palin Nonsense: Obama Risking 'Impeachment' Over Debt Ceiling - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 10-17-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Philosophy - Ben Folds Ch. 8: Act 4: GOP Loses But Right Wing, Corporate Policies Win - The Young Turks - Air Date: 10-17-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Sad but t...
  • (2013/10/27) Vote the bums out if they'll let you (Voter suppression)

    Oct 27, 2013 | 74 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 Johnson Ch. 4: Act 2: Republican Admits Voter ID Laws Helped Romney: That's The Point - Majority Report - Air Date: 07-18-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Salvation - The Cranberries Ch. 6: Act 3: The People the GOP Doesn't Want to Vote - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 08-14-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: The youth - MGMT Ch. 8: Act 4: The "Unseemly Rush" to Disenfranchise - The Progressive Magazine - Air Date: 8-13-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Unforgiven - Apocalyptica Ch. 10: Act 5: Gary May on The Lon...
  • (2013/10/24) Male insecurity is the enemy of all (Feminism)

    Oct 24, 2013 | 71 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 Sandé Ch. 4: Act 2: Abortion Debate About Slut-Shaming, Not The Law - Majority Report - Air Date: 07-11-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Sinnerman - Nina Simone Ch. 6: Act 3: Did Conservatives Win The War On Women? - Young Turks - Air Date: 09-02-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: The power of women - Karen Drucker Ch. 8: Act 4: Nebraska Court Overreaches - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 10-08-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Sixteen going on seventeen - Rolf and Liesl Ch. 10: Act 5: Repeal the Hyde Amendmen...
  • (2013/10/21) The issue through which all other issues flow (Political Corruption)

    Oct 21, 2013 | 73 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 Roberts Ch. 4: Act 2: Ya Think, Larry? - Citizen Radio - Air Date: 09-17-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: What are their names - David Crosby Ch. 6: Act 3: There is no tea party only a collection of billionaires - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 10-03-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Cancer - My Chemical Romance Ch. 8: Act 4: Without Gov Regulation We Are Subsidizing Big Corps - Majority Report - Air Date: 10-11-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Trickle down - Hayseed Dixie Ch. 10: Act 5: The Money In Pol...
  • (2013/10/18) Not corrupted absolutely but getting there (Police State)

    Oct 18, 2013 | 72 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) - Knightsbridge Ch. 4: Act 2: Judge Sides With Pregnant Couple Carelessly Shot By Cops - Young Turks - Air Date: 08-17-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Magnum P.I. (Main Theme) - Knightsbridge Ch. 6: Act 3: Sloppy laws hurting domestic violence victims - Citizen Radio - Air Date 5-3-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Columbo - All Stars Orchestra Ch. 8: Act 4: Scalia Surprises - The Progressive Magazine - Air Date: 6-4-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Law and Order - The International TV Orchestra Ch. ...
  • (2013/10/15) Because family values (LGBTQ Rights)

    Oct 15, 2013 | 76 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 PM's Amazing Defense of Marriage Equality - Majority Report - Air Date: 09-06-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Change your mind - Sister Hazel Ch. 6: Act 3: Is Gay Marriage a Threat to Traditional Marriage? - John Corvino - Air Date: 09-18-12 Ch. 7: Song 3: Easy to love - Ivan & Alyosha Ch. 8: Act 4: Pope Francis Vs Catholic League On Gays, Abortion & Birth Control - Young Turks - Air Date: 09-21-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Pass you by - The Mighty Lemon Drops Ch. 10: Act 5: ...
  • (2013/10/12) The ACA markets are open, time to panic (Health Care)

    Oct 12, 2013 | 78 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 Cash Ch. 4: Act 2: How Obamacare will Make us all More Free - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 09-13-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Good thing - Fine Young Cannibals Ch. 6: Act 3: The Costs Of Health Care with Dr. Paul Song - David Feldman Show - Air Date 7-29-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: With or Without You (With strings) - Scala & Kolacny Brothers Ch. 8: Act 4: Obamacare Premiums Report Show Low Prices - Majority Report - Air Date: 09-26-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Communist friends - Kaki Kin...
  • (2013/10/09) My Stockholm Syndrome hasn't kicked in yet (Shutdown)

    Oct 9, 2013 | 74 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 Seeds Ch. 4: Act 2: Despicable: Republican Pundit Shrugs Off Hungry Families - Majority Report - Air Date: 10-02-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Empathy - Chasing Kings Ch. 6: Act 3: Republicans and their tender feelings - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 10-3-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: A little respect - Erasure Ch. 8: Act 4: Both Sides To Blame For The Shut Down - CounterSpin - Air Date 10-4-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Call it even - Scott Simons Ch. 10: Act 5: False equivalency around the govern...
  • (2013/10/06) Mind the wealth gap (Economics)

    Oct 6, 2013 | 75 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 Bards Ch. 4: Act 2: Surfers Eating Lobster, The New Welfare Queens - CounterSpin - Air Date 9-6-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Gravity rides everything - Modest Mouse Ch. 6: Act 3: The Right Wing Propaganda War On Food Stamps - All in with Chris Hayes - Air Date: 08-23-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: One - U2 Ch. 8: Act 4: Why Recipients Of Food Stamps Have Increased - CounterSpin - Air Date 9-20-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Perfect Balance (Population Ballroom Mix) - PEEZZE Ch. 10: Act 5:...
  • (2013/10/03) We have an eating disorder (Food)

    Oct 3, 2013 | 72 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: Act 2: Are Superfoods Like Quinoa & Acai a Scam? - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 06-11-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Tonight I have to leave it - Shout out Louds Ch. 6: Act 3: Watch this 14 Year Old GMO Activist Smackdown 'Shark Tank' Entrepreneur - Majority Report - Air Date: 08-09-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Somewhere only we know - Keane Ch. 8: Act 4: Food Of The Future News - The Bugle - Air Date 5-24-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Sweet dreams - Marylin Manson Ch. 10: Act 5: A Guy With ...
  • (2013/09/30) As we all fiddle (Climate)

    Sep 30, 2013 | 73 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 new power plants - Green News Report - Air Date: 9-24-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Your racist friend - They might be giants Ch. 6: Act 3: Fracking Caused Over 100 Earthquakes In Ohio - The Young Turks - Air Date: 09-01-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Concerning Hobbits - Howard Shore Ch. 8: Act 4: Fox Guest: Fracking Is Incredibly Good for Environment - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 09-18-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Chicago X 12 - Rogue Wave Ch. 10: Act 5: Fracking explained: opportun...
  • (2013/09/27) The sickness in our society (Gun Control)

    Sep 27, 2013 | 70 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. 4: Act 2: Ed Schultz Blames 'Grand Theft Auto' for Mass Shootings - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 09-18-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Little lion man - Vitamin String Quartet Ch. 6: Act 3: Media Figures Say Guns Don't Kill People, Video Games Kill People - Media Matters Minute - Air Date: 09-17-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Little lion man - Vitamin String Quartet Ch. 8: Act 4: Idiots Blame Grand Theft Auto V For Mass Shootings - The Young Turks - Air Date: 09-19-13 Ch. 9: S...
  • (2013/09/21) Just say no to empire (Foreign Policy)

    Sep 21, 2013 | 76 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 - CIA Finally Admits Role - The Young Turks - Air Date: 08-20-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: My country - Nahko and Medicine for the People Ch. 6: Act 3: Credibility is Priceless - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 08-19-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Credibility - SL Sheehan Ch. 8: Act 4: We Like War! - George Carlin - Air Date: 09-11-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: We're simple minds - Club 8 Ch. 10: Act 5: Why Do Some Countries Hate America? - The Young Turks - Air Date: 08-26-13 Ch. 11: Song 5: ...
  • (2013/09/18) Hard to believe this is actually a debate (Islamophobia)

    Sep 18, 2013 | 76 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 free - The Soup Dragons Ch. 4: Act 2: Fox News: It's Offensive to Ask Us to NOT be Bigots! - Majority Report - Air Date: 04-30-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Hello bonjour - Michael Franti And Spearhead Ch. 6: Act 3: American Soldier's AMAZING Response To Anti-Muslim Comments - ABC's What would you do? - Air Date: 09-11-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: I won't back down - Johnny Cash Ch. 8: Act 4: Fox News 'Liberal' Wages War on American Muslims - The Young Turks - Air Date: 07-11-13...
  • (2013/09/15) Media that leads you to war (Media)

    Sep 15, 2013 | 74 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. 4: Act 2: Journalism is not Terrorism - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 08-19-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: The sound of settling - Death Cab For Cutie Ch. 6: Act 3: Bradley Manning: Journalists Exploited the Leaks, Ignored the Leaker - Majority Report - Air Date: 08-21-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Tom Brokaw Blues - Jonas Friddle Ch. 8: Act 4: Marty Kaplan on the Weapons of Mass Distraction Part 1 - Moyers And Company - Air Date 7-12-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Never gonna learn - Jont C...
  • (2013/09/12) More stupid, racist policies (Drug War)

    Sep 12, 2013 | 73 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: Police Spend Millions Of Hours Arresting People For Low-Level Marijuana Possession - Lee Camp - Air Date: 3-26-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Arrested - the Villains Trust Ch. 6: Act 3: Smiling And Other Reasons Not To Legalize Marijuana - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date 7-6-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Killing for love - José González Ch. 8: Act 4: Helen Redmond: End Drug War in Afghanistan - GRITtv - Air Date: 8-6-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: All the same - Sick Puppies Ch. 10: Act 5: Trends...
  • (2013/09/09) Opposing an attack on Syria (Special Event)

    Sep 9, 2013 | 69 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: A True Debate Over Syria - Congressional Dish - Air Date: 8-29-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: BBC - Ming Tea Ch. 6: Act 3: How Can You Stand By And Let It Happen - Common Sense With Dan Carlin - Air Date 9-3-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Down the line - José González Ch. 8: Act 4: If I was in Congress, I'd vote against Syria strikes - Chris Hayes - Air Date: 9-4-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: It's a mistake - Men at Work Ch. 10: Act 5: The Mind-Blowing Truth About War With Syria - Lee Ca...
  • (2013/09/06) Not intentionally all about racism (Immigration)

    Sep 6, 2013 | 71 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 predict a riot - Kaiser Chiefs Ch. 4: Act 2: What If Robert Reich Told You That Immigration Reform Would SAVE Our Economy? - karinmoveon - Air Date: 6-26-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: It's a good day - Peggy Lee Ch. 6: Act 3: GOP to Undocumented Immigrants: You Can Stay if You're a 'Butler' - Young Turks - Air Date: 05-11-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: You're the storm - The Cardigans Ch. 8: Act 4: Rush Limbaugh Will Support Amnesty if They Can't Vote for 25 Years - David Pakma...
  • (2013/09/03) The value of women (Feminism)

    Sep 3, 2013 | 72 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 Primary Goal For Women In College - Throwing Shade - Air Date 4-1-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Sadness is a blessing - Lykke Li Ch. 6: Act 3: An open letter to a male coworker - Citizen Radio - Air Date 5-24-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Pretty - The Cranberries Ch. 8: Act 4: Cantor's con would steal workers' overtime pay - Jim Hightower - Air Date: 5-20-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Mother - Natalie Maines Ch. 10: Act 5: Fox News Proudly Doesn't Understand Women or Science - Young Turks - Air Dat...
  • (2013/08/30) The troubling state of the climate, plus jokes (Climate)

    Aug 30, 2013 | 77 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: Koch Brothers' new Pledge for Planet Destruction - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 07-04-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: This land is your land - Peter, Paul & Mary Ch. 6: Act 3: Who Needs the EPA? - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 07-24-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Great divide - The Cardigans Ch. 8: Act 4: The Yes Men vs. the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Yes Lab Media - Air Date: 07-24-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Little white lies - Annette Hanshaw Ch. 10: Act 5: Keystone Clones - Mark Fiore's Anim...
  • (2013/08/27) Exposing the paradigm of economic oppression (Racism)

    Aug 27, 2013 | 72 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 back - Mike Flowers Pops Ch. 4: Act 2: The George Zimmerman Trial Goes Much Deeper Than The Media Will Tell You - Lee Camp - Air Date: 07-18-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Missing persons 1 & 2 - OneRepublic Ch. 6: Act 3: 'Black People' Problems are Personal Choices & Obama's Fault, Says O'Reilly - Young Turks - Air Date: 07-24-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: You spin me right round - Dead or Alive Ch. 8: Act 4: The consequence of racial oppression is poverty - Thom Hartmann - ...
  • (2013/08/21) Steps forward, steps back (LGBTQ)

    Aug 21, 2013 | 69 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 2: Judge Orders Ohio to Recognize Gay Couple's Marriage on Death Certificate - Majority Report - Air Date: 07-24-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Anita Bryant - F. Virtue Ch. 6: Act 3: Change is Happening - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 07-24-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Something good can work - Two Door Cinema Club Ch. 8: Act 4: Co-founders and dads - The Gay Dad Project - Air Date: 08-03-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: New normal - Phil Joel Ch. 10: Act 5: Boycotts Spark Over Russia Anti-Gay ...
  • (2013/08/18) The fast food worker walkout (Labor)

    Aug 18, 2013 | 68 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 Bragg Ch. 4: Act 2: Life Of A Minimum Wage Worker - Alternet Radio Hour - Air Date 7-27-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Union Song (Live in Madison, WI) - Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman Ch. 6: Act 3: Fast Food Worker's Walkout - Citizen Radio - Air Date 7-30-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Oh, the boss is coming - Arkells Ch. 8: Act 4: Minimum Wage Does not Produce Unemployment - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 07-30-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: All you fascists - Billy Bragg & Wilco Ch. 10: Ac...
  • (2013/08/15) Andy Griffith for President (NSA Spying)

    Aug 15, 2013 | 74 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 2: The Power of the NSA Has Only Grown - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 06-12-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Everybody loves a happy ending - Tears for Fears Ch. 6: Act 2: What You Don't Know About The NSA Spying Program - Lee Camp - Air Date: 6-12-13 Ch. 7: Song 2: Fire Water Burn - The Bloodhound Gang Ch. 8: Act 3: American Hero Says NSA Whistle blower Has Done Nothing Wrong - The Young Turks - Air Date: 07-09-13 Ch. 9: Song 3: The Hero - Tru Ruts/Speakeasy Records Ch...
  • (2013/08/12) The trial of Bradley Manning

    Aug 12, 2013 | 75 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 Manning Faces 130 Years in Prison - The Young Turks - Air Date: 07-31-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Close to free - BoDeans Ch. 6: Act 3: Bradley Manning Should Be Sentenced to Time Served - Majority Report - Air Date: 08-06-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra Ch. 8: Act 4: Mischaracterizing The Manning Leaks - CounterSpin - Air Date 8-2-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: How loud your heart gets - Lucius Ch. 10: Act 5: Why Bradley Manning Should Go Free - The You...
  • (2013/08/09) Obamacare is not enough (Health Care)

    Aug 9, 2013 | 71 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 for the People Ch. 4: Act 2: Dave Gregory Doesn't Even Know What He's Sure He Knows - CounterSpin - Air Date 7-12-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: We could be friends - Freelance Whales Ch. 6: Act 3: WTF: One Hospital Charges $8k...Another $38k? - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 05-09-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Better of dead - Elton John Ch. 8: Act 4: New Rules On Disclosing Medical Bills - This Week in Blackness - Air Date 5-8-13 Ch. 9: Song 4: Enter the Blackness (This Week in...
  • (2013/08/06) The high cost of higher learning (Education)

    Aug 6, 2013 | 72 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 - Citizen Radio - Air Date 4-3-13 Ch. 5: Song 2: Indian Moon - State Radio Ch. 6: Act 3: Vital Education for Poor Kids: No, $100 Million For Sports Stadium: Yes. - Majority Report - Air Date: 05-24-13 Ch. 7: Song 3: Chicago Teacher - Rebel Diaz Ch. 8: Act 4: ALEC in education - UnFuck it Up Project Ch. 9: Song 4: I didn't fuck it up - Katie Goodman Ch. 10: Act 5: Education Warps Your Mind - Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date 4-12-13 Ch. 11: Song 5: Anti-intelle...

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