Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human

An award-winning, expertly-curated podcast of progressive politics and culture. Diving deeply on a wide range of topics, we draw from more than 100 sources of progressive news and commentary. Est. 2006.

Episodes
Jan. 10, 2021 #1391 The Road to Sedition
Air Date 1/10/2021 Today, in our 15th-anniversary episode, we take a look at the the years and years of warning …
Jan. 5, 2021 #1390 Tell Stories, Not Myths: Our Second Founding (Reconstruction)
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Jan. 2, 2021 #1355 I Can't Breathe, The Three Words That Define an Era (Repost)
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Dec. 30, 2020 #1333 An Examination of Fear, Anger, Forgiveness and Grace (and Mr. Rogers) (Repost)
Air Date 2/20/2020 Today we take a look at the relationship between fear, anger and how to deal with the …
Dec. 26, 2020 #1320 The Rise and Inevitable Fall of Neoliberalism (Repost)
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Dec. 22, 2020 #1389 Tell Stories, Not Myths: Origins of the War on Christmas, Revealed!
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Dec. 18, 2020 #1388 The Cathartic, Angry Description of Our COVID Response That You Need to Hear
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Dec. 15, 2020 #1387 Hyper-Partisanship is Baked Into the System, Not a Result of Bad Actors
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Dec. 12, 2020 #1386 Out With The Old Foreign Policy, In With The Even Older
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Dec. 9, 2020 #1385 The Lost Causes of the Confederacy and the Forty Fives
Air Date 12/9/2020 Today we take a look in real-time at the construction of the world's newest Lost Cause narrative, …
Dec. 8, 2020 URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT! BotL in financial trouble and how you can help for free!
Today's short announcement explains the financial hit the show unexpectedly took recently and lays out all of the ways you …
Dec. 5, 2020 #1384 Beyond Trump. Radical Authoritarianism in America.
Air Date 12/5/2020 Today we take a look at what's behind Trump and his autocratic instincts. The enablers, the supporters …
Dec. 1, 2020 #1383 The Work That Wins Elections (Political Organizing)
Air Date 12/2/2020 Today we take a look at some of the highlights of how the 2020 election was won, …
Nov. 27, 2020 #1269 Following the thread of the global Great Transition (Repost)
Air Date 5/3/2019 Today we take a look at several topics that, at first glance, may seem to be unrelated …
Nov. 24, 2020 #1321 Decolonization is for Everyone (Repost)
Air Date 11/23/2019 Today we take a look at just a few forms the decolonization movement is taking from finance …
Nov. 20, 2020 #1382 Progressive Policies Are Good Politics
Air Date 11/20/2020 Today we take a look at the results of the elections beyond the presidency and find that …
Nov. 17, 2020 #1381 The Conservative Fever Swamp is Reaching Critical Mass
Air Date 11/17/2020 Today we take a look at the Republican Party and that which is hath wrought. The deeply …
Nov. 13, 2020 #1380 The Coup Attempt We Saw Coming Years in Advance
Air Date: 11–13-2020 Direct Download Transcript Today we take a look at the slow-motion coup that we've known was coming …
Nov. 10, 2020 #1379 Tell Stories, Not Myths: Democracy in America
Air Date 11/10/2020 Today we take a look at the long and shifting history of the myth of democracy in …
Nov. 6, 2020 Bonus Edition #221 All the credit we can give to the saviors of democracy
Air Date 11/6/2020 Today, Amanda and I process the election, explain hyper-polarization, and why Black women are saving the country …
Nov. 2, 2020 #1378 Bracing for Impact (Election 2020, #AllVotesMatter)
Air Date 11/2/2020 Today we brace for the election, consider what may come after it and prepare for the role …
Oct. 30, 2020 #1339 Recognizing the Signs of Fascism for What They Are (Authoritarianism) (Repost)
Air Date 2/25/2020 Today we take a look at a post-acquittal, power-mad Trump taking advantage of his thoroughly-confirmed ability to …
Oct. 27, 2020 #1377 Building a Solidarity Economy for a More Resilient Future
Air Date 10/27/2020 Today we take a look at some idea for rebuilding our economy and our society in a …
Oct. 24, 2020 #1287 Mitch McConnell is the Forking Worst (Repost)
Air Date 7/5/2019 Today we take an unflinching look at Mitch McConnell and what a bad, bad man he is …
Oct. 21, 2020 #1376 Tell Stories, Not Myths: America is a Force But Not Always For Good
Air Date 10/21/2020 Today we take a look at some of the many zany foreign misadventures the United States has …
Oct. 16, 2020 #1375 The Militia Movement is Having a Moment
Air Date 10/16/2020 Today we take a look at the history and origins of the American militia movement right up …
Oct. 13, 2020 #1374 Tell Stories, Not Myths: Columbus and the Centrality of Colonialism
Air Date 10/13/2020 Today we take a look at the myths of Columbus and American Exceptionalism™ that we cling to …
Oct. 9, 2020 #1373 Post-Roe: The Next Phase in the Fight for Reproductive Justice
Air Date 10/9/2020 Today we take a look at the future of abortion rights and the broader reproductive justice movement …
Oct. 6, 2020 #1372 The Supreme Court. Before, During and After Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Air Date 10/6/2020 Today we take a look at the legacy of RBG from her time before and as Justice …
Oct. 1, 2020 #1371 Why Even Seemingly Normal People Are Falling for the QAnon Conspiracy Cult
Air Date 10/1/2020 Today we take a look at the phenomenon of pro-Trump conspiracy cult: QAnon, what it is and …
Sept. 25, 2020 #1370 Bernie Sanders on Trump as a Threat to American Democracy
Air Date 9/26/2020 Today we present, instead of what was intended to be a rerun episode, Senator Bernie Sanders' major …
Sept. 22, 2020 #1369 The Business Model That Ate the World (Facebook)
Air Date 9/22/2020 Today we take a look at the rising concern over Facebook as more and more negative impacts …
Sept. 18, 2020 #1368 Our Essential, Yet Disposable, Labor
Air Date 9/18/2020 Today we take a look at some of the dynamics at play for some of the most …
Sept. 15, 2020 #1367 The Post Office and the Census, Unmaking the American Institutions That Most Bind Us Together
Air Date 9/15/2020 Today we take a look at two of America's oldest institutions which are both under attack, the …
Sept. 11, 2020 #1366 The Great Unhousing of America
Air Date 9/11/2020 Today we take a look at the easily predictable, yet growing, eviction crisis in America that is …
Sept. 8, 2020 #1365 White Supremacy, Authoritarians, Trump and the Coming Election
Air Date 9/8/2020 Today we take a look at the dynamics of the white nationalist movement, authoritarian psychology, the legacy …
Sept. 5, 2020 #1364 Fundamentalist-Driven Sectarian Violence (And I am Not Talking About a Foreign Country)
Air Date 9/5/2020 Today we take a look at the protests and counter-protests roiling the nation and recognize the conspiracy-laden …
Sept. 1, 2020 #1363 An Education in Individualism (in)Action (Back to School)
Air Date 9/1/2020 Today we take a look at the concerns being weighed in the debate over returning to in-person …
Aug. 25, 2020 #1362 Politics is Pointillism, Stand Back to See Things Clearly (Voter Suppression)
Air Date 8/25/2020 Today we take a look at the long history and motivations for voter suppression, explain why it …
Aug. 12, 2020 #1361 Building a Better System of Justice
Air Date 8/12/2020 Today we take a look at Restorative Justice as an antidote to a wide range of injustices …
Aug. 8, 2020 #1360 Redefine, Unburden and #DefundThePolice
Air Date 8/8/2020 Today we take a look at the concept of defunding the police; what it means, what it …
Aug. 5, 2020 #1359 The Life, Legacy and Lessons of John Lewis
Air Date 8/5/2020 Today we take a look at the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis at a moment …
July 20, 2020 #1358 How A System Of Power Defends Itself, A Case Study
Air Date 7/20/2020 Systems maintain themselves through the efforts of many moving parts that need not understand their roles in …
July 10, 2020 #1357 What Trump is Invoking When He Invokes Manifest Destiny
Air Date 7/10/2020 Today we take a look at the origins and legacy of Manifest Destiny, the historical term most …
July 6, 2020 #1356 The Many, Many Problems with Cops and Why Reform is Impossible
Air Date 7/6/2020 Today we take a look at the problems with cops that aren't the obvious, racist problems. We're …
June 29, 2020 #1355 I Can't Breathe, The Three Words That Define an Era
Air Date 6/29/2020 Today we take a look deeper at the concept of "I can't breathe," going beyond the literal …
June 22, 2020 #1354 Police violence and racism are a product of our past (Uprising, Crackdown, Authoritarianism)
Air Date 6/22/2020 Today we take a look at the history of racist policing which flows seamlessly into our present …
June 17, 2020 #1353 Uprising, George Floyd was the spark that ignited the world
Air Date 6/17/2020 Today we take a look at the uprising sparked by the killing of George Floyd in the …
June 10, 2020 #1352 Racism In America, The Last 160 Years, Explained
Air Date 6/10/2020 Today we take a look at the long arc of racism in America as a primer for …
June 5, 2020 #1351 The Empire Strikes Up Another Cold War (China and US Empire)
Air Date 6/5/2020 Today we take a look at the growing importance of China on the world stage and the …
June 2, 2020 #1029 You can't reignite a fire that never stops burning (Black and Blue Lives) (Repost)
Air Date 7/19/2016 Today we take a listen to a few of the reactions from people of color to the …
May 21, 2020 #1350 Reach For The Good Ideas That Are Just Lying Around (Disaster Capitalism)
Air Date 5/21/2020 Today we take a look at the classic battle between good and... not evil exactly but worse …
May 15, 2020 Bonus Edition #208 Planet of the Humans from Michael Moore, Explained
Air Date 5/15/2020 Today, Amanda and I discuss the new film Executive Produced by Michael Moore, Planet of the Humans. …
May 7, 2020 Bonus Edition #207 Hope springs eternal and tries to kill you
Air Date 5/7/2020 Today, Amanda and I discuss the dangerous, pervasive epidemic of hope fueled by desperation spreading throughout the …
May 3, 2020 #1349 A Deep Dive on the Dysfunction of Trump and his Followers (Coronavirus)
Air Date 5/3/2020 Today we take a look at the unique, profound dysfunction at the heart of the train wreck …
April 29, 2020 Bonus Edition #205 A Pandemic of American Myths
Air Date 4/29/2020 Today, we discuss clips that highlight two of the most powerful American myths that consistently drive us …
April 21, 2020 #1348 Not the Great Equalizer, the Amplifier of Disparity (Coronavirus)
Air Date 4/21/2020 Today we take a look at the ways that COVID-19 are impacting the most vulnerable communities the …
April 16, 2020 Bonus Edition #203 The Fog of Work
Air Date 4/16/2020 Today, Amanda and I discuss a few of the aspects of life during a pandemic that's causing …
April 12, 2020 #1347 Locked in a Petri Dish (Mass Pandemic Incarceration)
Air Date 4/12/2020 Today we take a look at the way mass incarceration is coming back to bite the US …
April 8, 2020 Bonus Edition #201 Forget Positive Thinking, Feel Better by Contemplating the Worst
Air Date 4/8/2020 Today, Amanda and I discuss the extremely counterintuitive practice of Negative Visualization and how it could be …
April 4, 2020 #1346 Pandemic Economics and the Reverse Robin Hood Bailout
Air Date 4/4/2020 Today we take a look at many of the economic angles of the COVID-19 pandemic including the …
April 1, 2020 Bonus Edition #200 Mental Taxation
Air Date: 4-1-20 Today, Amanda and I discuss the silent, ever-present taxation that is robbing all of us of our …
April 1, 2020 #1280 Modern Monetary Theory: We already use it, now we need to understand it (Repost)
Air Date 6/11/2019 Today we take a look at Modern Monetary Theory and the neoclassical economics it is looking to …
March 26, 2020 #1345 All the Best COVID-19 Coping Mechanisms in One Place
Air Date 3/26/2020 Today we take a look at the toll the pandemic is taking on mental health and offer …
March 20, 2020 #1344 Everything is Political (Social Safety Net in a Time of Pandemic)
Air Date 3/20/2020 Today we take a look at the social safety net we need in the face of Coronavirus …
March 14, 2020 Bonus Edition #198 No Time for Individualism (Dealing with Coronavirus)
Air Date 3/14/2020 Today, Amanda and I discuss the emotional toll of dealing with a pandemic, some facts about how …
March 11, 2020 #1343 Bread and Roses (Socialism is Freedom and Firefighters)
Air Date 3/10/2020 Today we take a look at Democratic Socialism and how to explain it because socialism and the …
March 7, 2020 #1342 What Coronavirus Reveals About the Structures of Our World
Air Date 3/7/2020 Today we take a look at the Coronavirus through the lens of the systems it is affecting …
March 3, 2020 #1341 Bernie and the Billionaires (Democratic Primary Election)
Air Date 3/3/2020 Today we take a look at the election through the lens of billionaire politics, from the candidates …
Feb. 28, 2020 #1340 The Border Between Socialism and Barbarism (Immigration and Empire)
Air Date 2/28/2020 Today we take a look at the historical through-line that has brought us to the present state …
Feb. 25, 2020 #1339 Recognizing the Signs of Fascism for What They Are (Authoritarianism)
Air Date 2/25/2020 Today we take a look at a post-acquittal, power-mad Trump taking advantage of his thoroughly-confirmed ability to …
Feb. 22, 2020 #1338 Budgets are Moral Documents, Trump Budgets are Immoral
Air Date 2/22/2020 Today we take a look at Trump's recently-proposed budget and rule changes targeting the most vulnerable recipients …
Feb. 19, 2020 #1337 The Indicted and the Impeached Make Peace with Continued Oppression (Israel)
Air Date 2/19/2020 Today we take a look at the, ahem, "Peace Plan" devised by the US and Israel with …
Feb. 15, 2020 #1336 Throwing Our Weight Around (The Future of Trade)
Air Date 2/15/2020 Today we take a look at the ways Trump is working to rewrite the rules of trade …
Feb. 11, 2020 #1256 A Green New Deal to build a new Common Sense (Repost)
Air Date 3/12/2019 Today we take a look at the development of the Green New Deal and its impacts on …
Feb. 8, 2020 #1335 Worldwide Authoritarianism is Built on the Back of Islamophobia
Air Date 2/8/2020 Today we take a look at the globetrotting trend of building and maintaining far-right, authoritarian political power …
Feb. 5, 2020 #1334 Your Life Will Have Been What You Paid Attention To (Attention Economy)
Air Date 2/5/2020 Today we take a look at the past, present and future of behavior modification from worms to …
Feb. 2, 2020 #1333 An Examination of Fear, Anger, Forgiveness and Grace (Also, Mr. Rogers)
Air Date 2/2/2020 Today we take a look at the relationship between fear, anger and how to deal with the …
Jan. 29, 2020 #1332 Old Wounds, New Wounds (Democratic Primary)
Air Date 1/29/2020 Today we take a look at the flurry of controversy around the Democratic Primary race, once again …
Jan. 25, 2020 #1331 A look into our frightening, fiery future (Australia Bushfires)
Air Date 1/25/2020 Today we take a look at the climatic, political and social dynamics at play that have helped …
Jan. 22, 2020 #1330 Facing an Irrational Foe (Trump escalates tension with Iran)
Air Date 1/22/2020 Today we take a look at the history of US tensions with Iran and the reality that …
Jan. 18, 2020 #1329 Our Longest War Has Been a Lie All Along (The Afghanistan Papers)
Air Date 1/18/2020 Today we take a look at The Afghanistan Papers which reveal in stark detail much of what …
Jan. 14, 2020 #1328 Iraq, Citizens United, Obamacare, The Tea Party and The Deepwater Horizon (A Look Back at 2010)
Air Date 1/14/2020 Today we take a look back at the year 2010 in our annual 10-years-past retrospective to see …
Jan. 9, 2020 Bonus Edition: Honorable Mentions 2009
Air Date: 1/6/2019 Today, due to my current bout of perpetual-rake-in-the-face, I share a selection of honorable mentions from the …
Jan. 3, 2020 #1253 The Joy of Tax (Comparing the US and Scandinavian Systems) (Repost)
Air Date 3/1/2019 Today we take a look at the social benefits of high taxation as the US gears up …
Dec. 31, 2019 #1247 The Fight for the Four Freedoms (Repost)
Air Date 2/5/2019 Today we take a look at the history of FDR's "Four Freedoms" and "Economic Bill of Rights" …
Dec. 27, 2019 #1246 To amend or not to amend and if so, how? ​(Repost)
Air Date 2/1/2019 Today we take a look at the warring factions of progressive and conservatives who are all trying …
Dec. 24, 2019 #1243 The story of Socialism in America (Repost)
Air Date 1/22/2019 Today we take a look at socialism in America from our often violent response to the concept …
Dec. 21, 2019 #1327 Impeachment as a Lens Through Which to Understand the GOP
Air Date 12/21/2019 Today we take a look at the GOP through modern history to understand how they came to …
Dec. 17, 2019 #1326 Impeachment: A History Of
Air Date 12/17/2019 Today we take a look at the history of impeachment starting with the crafting of the language …
Dec. 13, 2019 #1325 Impeachment: Ukraine, Russia, Corruption and Conspiracy Theories
Air Date 12/13/2019 Today we take a look at the impeachment story through the lens of the last six years …
Dec. 10, 2019 #1324 State of the Unions and the 2020 Elections
Air Date 12/10/2019 Today we take a look at the labor movement as energy and power continue to build and …
Dec. 7, 2019 #1323 Power to the People: The Future of Public Ownership and Local Control
Air Date 12/7/2019 Today we take a look at the reaction to decades of the fetishization of privatization in the …
Dec. 4, 2019 #1322 Freedom of Speech vs Freedom of Reach (Regulating Facebook)
Air Date 12/4/2019 Today we take a look at some solutions to our social media problems of fake news, propaganda …
Nov. 27, 2019 #1283 Native (Mis)Representation (Native Peoples Series Part 5) (Repost)
Air Date: 6–21-2019 Today we take a look at the ways that Native Peoples are represented in white society and …
Nov. 27, 2019 #1265 Moving beyond tragedy by surviving and adapting (Native Peoples Series Part 4) (Repost)
Air Date: 4–16-2019 Today we take a look at just a few of the aspects of modern life for Native …
Nov. 27, 2019 #1252 Taking the first steps of American imperialism (Native Peoples Series Part 3) (Repost)
Air Date: 2–26-2019 Today we take a look at the process of systematic, government-sponsored genocide against the native peoples of …
Nov. 27, 2019 #1230 Thanksgiving and cultural heritage (Native Peoples Series Part 2) (Repost)
Air Date: 11–27-2018 Today we take a look at the literal and figurative bloody messes of the history of Thanksgiving …
Nov. 27, 2019 #1216 Taking a closer look at Columbus Day (Native Peoples Series Part 1) (Repost)
Air Date: 10–5-2018 Today we take a look at the rarely-told, real legacy of Christopher Columbus and some of the …
Nov. 25, 2019 Bonus - Brave New Words: Access to Medicine
Sponsored: Today we feature a full episode of Brave New Words focusing on one of the most pressing issues for …
Nov. 23, 2019 #1321 Decolonization is for Everyone
Air Date: 11/23/2019 Today we take a look at just a few forms the decolonization movement is taking from finance …
Nov. 20, 2019 #1320 The Rise and Inevitable Fall of Neoliberalism (Audio Fixed)
Air Date: 11/20/2019 Today we take a look at how Neoliberalism was born, how it was maintained and why it …
Nov. 15, 2019 #1319 Democrats and Plutocrats, Wealth Tax and Wall Street
Air Date: 11/15/2019 Today we take a look at the proposals from Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders for a Wealth …
Nov. 12, 2019 #1318 Why We Cannot Have Nice Things (How Racism Hurts Everyone, Including White People)
Air Date: 11/12/2019 Today we take a look at some of the ways that conservative policies, willed into existence almost …
Nov. 8, 2019 #1228 Why men will be better off without the patriarchy ​(Repost)
Air Date: 11/16/2018 Today we take a look at the system of patriarchy from the perspective of how it negatively …
Nov. 5, 2019 #1317 Taking to the Streets in Chile and Around the World to Protest Neoliberalism
Air Date: 11/5/2019 Today we take a look at the many protests ongoing around the world with a very strong …
Nov. 1, 2019 #1316 Winning the messaging war for a just, moral health care system
Air Date: 11/1/2019 Today we take a look at how the debate over our health care system has been framed …
Oct. 29, 2019 #1315 The Wrecking Crew (The Trump appointees running the government)
Air Date: 10/29/2019 Today we take a look at some of the main characters that make up the Trump administration …
Oct. 25, 2019 #1314 Hong Kong Protests (Where Colonialism meets Neoliberalism)
Air Date: 10/25/2019 Today we take a look at the complicated series of forces driving the protests in Hong Kong …
Oct. 22, 2019 #1313 Why Prison Abolition is not Nearly as Scary as it Sounds
Air Date: 10/22/2019 Today we take a look at why the concept of prison abolition isn’t as scary as it …
Oct. 18, 2019 #1312 How Trump managed to make the Middle East more chaotic
Air Date: 10/18/2019 Today we take a look at the recent developments between Turkey and Syria and the role Trump …
Oct. 15, 2019 #1311 Our Culture and Our Economy are Making Us Depressed
Air Date: 10/15/2019 Today we take a look at the literally depressing truth about our economy, our work and the …
Oct. 4, 2019 #1310 At Long Last (Trump Impeachment)
Air Date: 10/4/2019 Today we take a look at this whole impeachment kerfuffle I’ve been hearing about. Be part of …
Oct. 1, 2019 #1309 Facing Our Existential Dread Head On (Trump and Climate Anxiety)
Air Date: 10/1/2019 Today we take an unflinching look at two of the major sources of anxiety in modern life, …
Sept. 27, 2019 #1308 Understanding America by Understanding 9/11
Air Date: 9/27/2019 Today we take a look at the legacy of 9/11; the war on terror, the PATRIOT Act, …
Sept. 24, 2019 #1307 The Melting Pot Goes to the Polls (The 2020 Electorate)
Air Date: 9/24/2019 Today we take a look at the 2020 electorate. Not the election, not the candidates, the electorate …
Sept. 17, 2019 #1306 Kochland: How We All Became Residents of a Libertarian Fever Dream
Air Date: 9/17/2019 Today we take a look at the lives and legacies of the Koch Brothers. Or, put more …
Sept. 13, 2019 #1305 How to Build an Empire (A History of American Expansion)
Air Date: 9/13/2019 Today we take a look at the history and the process of the building of an American …
Sept. 10, 2019 #1304 The Coming Recession and How Progressives Can Prepare For It
Air Date: 9/10/2019 Today we take a look at the economic indicators portending a recession, the global impacts of Trump's …
Sept. 6, 2019 #1303 Election Systems are Not to Be Trusted, They are to Be Verifiable
Air Date: 9/6/2019 Today we take a look at the fact that our election system is designed to fail in …
Sept. 3, 2019 #1302 Protecting the Amazon Rainforest from a Fascist
Air Date: 9/3/2019 Today we take a look at the attacks on the Amazon rainforest and its inhabitants by the …
Aug. 30, 2019 #1301 Building a Livable and Just World in a Time of Climate Chaos
Air Date: 8/30/2019 Today we take a look at the strategies being developed to mitigate and adapt to climate chaos …
Aug. 27, 2019 #1300 Progressive prosecutors are repairing our injustice system from the ground up
Air Date: 8/27/2019 Today we take a look at the movement to elect progressives to the position of chief prosecutors …
Aug. 23, 2019 #1299 The Democratic Divide, Disagreeing AND Being Disagreeable
Air Date: 8/23/2019 Today we take a look at the lengths the Democratic leadership will go in an attempt to …
Aug. 20, 2019 #1298 Standing up Against Cowardly Fear, Fragility and Mass Murder (Gun Responsibility)
Air Date: 8/20/2019 Today we take a look at the El Paso and Dayton shootings by connecting the dots between …
Aug. 16, 2019 #1297 Corporate Media is Designed to Ruin Political Discourse in America
Air Date: 8/16/2019 Today we take a look at just a few of the ways that it is in the …
Aug. 12, 2019 #1296 Decolonizing the Puerto Rican Mind
Air Date: 8/12/2019 Today we take a look at the recent rebellion in Puerto Rico that unseated the governor as …
Aug. 6, 2019 #1295 How Fascism Uses White Supremacy to Delegitimize Non-Whites and Enrich the Wealthy
Air Date: 8/06/2019 Today we take a look at the racist attacks by Trump and his supporters against "The Squad" …
Aug. 2, 2019 #1294 Journalism is Under Attack in America Like Never Before
Air Date: 8/02/2019 Today we take a look at the ways that Trump and his administration are systematically chipping away …
July 30, 2019 #1293 Debating Democratic Socialism and How to Get There
Air Date: 7/30/2019 Today we take a look at the ongoing debate about socialism between socialists and non-socialists alike, including …
July 30, 2019 #1290 The World is Rising in Rebellion Against Climate Inaction (Audio Fixed)
This episode, when originally posted, had its wires crossed and some listeners would have heard a rerun episode instead by …
July 29, 2019 Bonus: Bernie Sanders Speech on Democratic Socialism
In preparation for our next regular episode on the topic of socialism in America and Bernie Sanders' role in bringing …
July 26, 2019 #1292 A Republic, If We Can Keep It (Unrigging Gerrymandering)
Air Date: 7/26/2019 Today we take a look at the fight for free and fair elections in which voters choose …
July 23, 2019 #1291 The Life and Death Politics of Health Care
Air Date: 7/23/2019 Today we take a look at the fight for Medicare for All through the lens of the …
July 19, 2019 #1186 Confronting the Legacy of the Confederacy (Repost)
Air Date: 5/29/2018 Today we take a look at the legacy of the Confederacy, the monuments and white supremacy it …
July 12, 2019 #1289 How to Build a War from Scratch (Iran)
Air Date: 7/12/2019 Today we take a look at the well-planned and completely predictable build-up to war with Iran from …
July 10, 2019 #1288 #DontLookAway from US Concentration Camps for Asylum Seekers
Air Date: 7/10/2019 Today we take a look at the history, legality, conditions and consequences of US concentrations camps erected …
July 5, 2019 #1287 Mitch McConnell is the Forking Worst
Air Date: 7/5/2019 Today we take an unflinching look at Mitch McConnell and what a bad, bad man he is …
July 2, 2019 #1286 The Rise of Christian Nationalism
Air Date: 7/2/2019 Today we take a look at the ways in which Christians are being rallied to see themselves …
June 28, 2019 #1285 Naked Capitalism has a Fig Leaf
Air Date: 6/28/2019 Today we take a look at the ways that extreme inequality and many of the worst instincts …
June 25, 2019 #1284 How progressive philanthropy strangles progress
Air Date: 6/25/2019 Today we take a look at the surprisingly varied ways that progressive, well-meaning, do-gooding philanthropists have consistently …
June 21, 2019 #1283 Native (Mis)Representation (Native Peoples Series Part 5)
Air Date: 6/21/2019 Today we take a look at the ways that Native Peoples are represented in white society and …
June 18, 2019 #1282 Marginalized groups within marginalized groups (LGBTQ)
Air Date: 6/18/2019 Today we take a look at the violence being inflicted upon the LGB and particularly T community …
June 14, 2019 #1281 The Politics and Principle of Reparations
Air Date: 6/14/2019 Today we take a look at the renewed call for reparations for slavery, Jim Crow and beyond …
June 11, 2019 #1280 Modern Monetary Theory: We already use it, now we need to understand it
Air Date: 6/11/2019 Today we take a look at Modern Monetary Theory and the neoclassical economics it is looking to …
June 7, 2019 #1279 Understanding the growing movement for impeachment
Air Date: 6/7/2019 Today we take a look at the arguments for and against impeaching Donald Trump in the House …
June 4, 2019 #1278 What the Mueller Report says and does not say
Air Date: 6/4/2019 Today we take a look at the long-awaited Mueller Report and see what conclusions can be drawn …
May 31, 2019 #1277 We have entered a new stage of attacks on abortion
Air Date: 5/31/2019 Today we take a look at the renewed energy in the anti-choice movement in the wake of …
May 28, 2019 #1276 Our built environment shapes society and vice versa (Urban Development)
Air Date: 5/28/2019 Today we take a look at the ways that how we design and fund our towns, cities …
May 24, 2019 #1275 So, Marxism. What is that all about?
Air Date: 5/24/2019 Today we take a look at the much-maligned, rarely-understood field of economic and social study known as …
May 21, 2019 #1274 From White Supremacy to the White Power Movement
Air Date: 5/21/2019 Today we take a look at the recent trend of White Nationalist and White Power-related violence, the …
May 17, 2019 #1273 Death of the Old, Birth of the New (Global Authoritarianism)
Air Date: 5/17/2019 Today we take a look at the socially and politically existential threat of our time - the …
May 14, 2019 #1272 The disaster of election capitalism (Election Security)
Air Date: 5/14/2019 Today we take a look at the disastrous system of hackable, unverifiable and expensive electronic voting machines …
May 10, 2019 #1271 The moderates are coming! (Beto, Biden and Buttigieg)
Air Date: 5/10/2019 Today we take a look at the three moderate white guys sending a shiver up the collective …
May 7, 2019 #1270 Surveillance Capitalism is threatening democracy itself
Air Date: 5/7/2019 Today we take a look at the impacts, from personal to global, of the paradigm of companies …
May 3, 2019 #1269 Following the thread of the global Great Transition
Air Date: 5/3/2019 Today we take a look at several topics that, at first glance, may seem to be unrelated …
April 30, 2019 #1268 Are they really taking our jobs? (The Economics of Immigration)
Air Date: 4/30/2019 Today we take a look at just the economic side of immigration including the effects from low-skilled …
April 26, 2019 Bonus Edition: From Brexit to Standing Rock
Air Date: 4/26/2019 Today I have a double-bonus show for you with additional clips on Brexit and Native Peoples Be …
April 23, 2019 #1267 Fighting for the soul of the Democratic Party (Progressives vs the Establishment)
Air Date: 4/23/2019 Today we take a look at the current state of the Democratic Party in the wake of …
April 19, 2019 #1266 Writing human bias into the code that runs our lives (Algorithms)
Air Date: 4/19/2019 Today we take a look at the racism, sexism and classism that is permeating the algorithmic systems …
April 16, 2019 #1265 Moving beyond tragedy by surviving and adapting (Native Peoples)
Air Date: 4/16/2019 Today we take a look at just a few of the aspects of modern life for Native …
April 12, 2019 #1264 Protesting neoliberalism the only way they could think to (Brexit)
Air Date: 4/12/2019 Today we take a look at everything there is to know about Brexit, Lexit, Remain and Reform, …
April 9, 2019 #1263 Worker protections help (almost) everyone (Labor Rights)
Air Date: 4/9/2019 Today we take a look at the overwhelming benefits to society of labor, health and safety regulations …
April 5, 2019 #1262 Waiting for the Roe to drop (Reproductive Justice)
Air Date: 4/5/2019 Today we take a look at the current state of abortion rights - Hint: They're already in …
April 2, 2019 #1261 Profitable Extremism (How Social Media Propagates Hate)
Air Date: 4/02/2019 Today we take a look at the so-called "Algorithms of Oppression." Not that they're made to be …
March 29, 2019 #1260 Gearing up for the fight for Medicare for All
Air Date: 3/29/2019 Today we take a look at the history of why we don't already have Medicare for All, …
March 26, 2019 #1259 The rebirth of the antitrust movement (Monopolies)
Air Date: 3/26/2019 Today we take a look at the story of Amazon’s enormous growth, the history of how our …
March 22, 2019 #1258 The art and science of apologies and forgiveness
Air Date: 3/22/2019 Today we take a look at apologies and forgiveness, some of the building blocks for a healthy …
March 19, 2019 #1257 Debunking the reactionary intellectuals of the dark web
Air Date: 3/19/2019 Today we take a look at the likes of Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson as a window …
March 15, 2019 Bonus Edition #142 The Nordic Theory of Love
Air Date: 3-1-19 Today I share an unusual clip and talk for a while about how much better Scandinavia is …
March 12, 2019 #1256 A Green New Deal to build a new Common Sense
Air Date: 3/12/2019 Today we take a look at the development of the Green New Deal and its impacts on …
March 8, 2019 #1255 Democratizing our presidential elections (National Popular Vote)
Air Date: 3/8/2019 Today we take a look at two strategies being pursued in parallel to reform our presidential election …
March 5, 2019 #1254 Israeli right-wing politics has lead to some strange, fascist bedfellows
Air Date: 3/5/2019 Today we take a look at how the illiberalism of the Israeli government has alienated the vast …
March 1, 2019 #1253 The Joy of Tax (Comparing the US and Scandinavian Systems)
Air Date: 3/1/2019 Today we take a look at the social benefits of high taxation as the US gears up …
Feb. 26, 2019 #1252 Taking the first steps of American imperialism (Native People)
Air Date: 2/25/2019 Today we take a look at the process of systematic, government-sponsored genocide against the native peoples of …
Feb. 22, 2019 #1251 Candidate Spotlight: Warren and Harris
Air Date: 2/22/2019 Today we take a look at two of the most popular politicians who have announced their candidacies …
Feb. 19, 2019 #1158 What America refuses to remember about Martin Luther King Jr. (Repost)
Air Date: 1/16/2018 Today we take a look at the legacy of Martin Luther King that some people prefer to …
Feb. 15, 2019 #1250 Teachers at the forefront of a resurgent progressive labor movement
Air Date: 2/15/2019 Today we take a look at recent teachers union strike in the Los Angeles school district and …
Feb. 12, 2019 #1249 Understanding Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS)
Air Date: 2/12/2019 Today we take a look at both the BDS movement and the backlash response to it resulting …
Feb. 8, 2019 #1248 There you go again. Venezuela and America's addiction to imperialism
Air Date: 2/8/2019 Today we take a look, briefly, at the last 100 years of Venezuelan history to understand how …
Feb. 5, 2019 #1247 The Fight for the Four Freedoms (FDR vs. Libertarianism)
Air Date: 2/5/2019 Today we take a look at the history of FDR's "Four Freedoms" and "Economic Bill of Rights" …
Feb. 1, 2019 #1246 To amend or not to amend and if so, how? (Article V Convention)
Air Date: 2/1/2019 Today we take a look at the warring factions of progressive and conservatives who are all trying …
Jan. 29, 2019 #1245 Don't call it a shutdown
Air Date: 1/29/2019 Today we take a look at the planned chaos and fever dream governing style cooked up by …
Jan. 25, 2019 #1244 A Nation of (Criminalized) Immigrants
Air Date: 1/25/2019 Today we take a look at the past and present of our immigration system to understand the …
Jan. 22, 2019 #1243 The story of Socialism in America
Air Date: 1/22/2019 Today we take a look at socialism in America from our often violent response to the concept …
Jan. 18, 2019 #1242 Fighting for a Green New Deal
Air Date: 1/18/2019 Today we take a look at the groundwork for a Green New Deal as it's being laid …
Jan. 15, 2019 #1241 The Price of Empire (US Foreign Policy)
Air Date: 1/15/2019 Today we take a look at the history and mechanics of US empire and the military-industrial-congressional complex …
Jan. 11, 2019 #1240 The bare-knuckle fight for democracy itself
Air Date: 1/11/2019 Today we take a look at the small-D anti-democratic power grabs implemented by many GOP-led legislatures during …
Jan. 8, 2019 #1239 Building the future of an international progressivism
Air Date: 1/8/2019 Today we take a look at the burgeoning call for progressivism to look beyond national borders to …
Jan. 4, 2019 #1238 Bailouts, Tea Parties, Torture, Fear, Health Care and Citizens United (A Look Back at 2009)
Air Date: 1/4/2018 Today we take a look back at the year 2009 in our annual 10-years-past retrospective to see …
Jan. 2, 2019 #562 Occupy My Heart
Air Date: 1/4/2012 Today, From WCPT Radio, Playwright W. C. Turk, producer Greg Alexander and the Occupy Players we hear …
Dec. 25, 2018 #784 Christmas in black and white (War on Christmas™) (Repost)
Air Date: 12/21/2013 You didn't think the War on Christmas™ could get any more exciting but then someone decided to …
Dec. 21, 2018 #1237 Understanding the Yellow Vests protest
Air Date: 12/21/2018 Today we take a look at the Yellow Vests protest in France to understand what they are, …
Dec. 18, 2018 #1236 The War on Christmas™ 2018
Air Date: 12/18/2018 Today, as we do each year, we take a look at the current state of the War …
Dec. 14, 2018 #1235 A Counterbalance to Canonization (The Political Life of George H.W. Bush)
Air Date: 12/14/2018 Today we take a look critically at the life and times of George H.W. Bush Be part …
Dec. 11, 2018 #1234 Neoliberalism and the fascism it breeds (Brazilian Election)
Air Date: 12/11/2018 Today we take a look at the election of a true neofascist to be president of Brazil …
Dec. 7, 2018 #1233 The US-backed war fueling the worlds worst humanitarian crisis
Air Date: 12/7/2018 Today we take a look at the ongoing war in Yemen including its origins, multitude of players, …
Dec. 4, 2018 #1232 Understanding our last chance to save ourselves
Air Date: 12/4/2018 Today we take a look at the two major recent climate change reports that were released and …
Nov. 30, 2018 #1231 A new rise of hatred for an old target (Anti-Semitism)
Air Date: 11/30/2018 Today we take a look at the history and present of anti-semitism in America Be part of …
Nov. 27, 2018 #1230 Thanksgiving and cultural heritage
Air Date: 11/27/2018 Today we take a look at the literal and figurative bloody messes of the history of Thanksgiving …
Nov. 23, 2018 #1155 Leisure, Desperation or a Reorientation (The Future of Work) (Repost)
Air Date: 1/2/2018 Today we take a look at a few different visions of what the future holds for our …
Nov. 20, 2018 #1229 The politics of anger from the Founding Fathers to the Women's Movement
Air Date: 11/20/2018 Today we take a look at the gendered nature of anger and how the anger of women …
Nov. 16, 2018 #1228 Why men will be better off without the patriarchy
Air Date: 11/16/2018 Today we take a look at the system of patriarchy from the perspective of how it negatively …
Nov. 13, 2018 #1227 Stochastic Terrorism and the Bully Pulpit
Air Date: 11/13/2018 Today we take a look at rising of right-wing terrorism in the US and the unmistakable link …
Nov. 9, 2018 #1226 Understanding the toxic US-Saudi Arabian relationship
Air Date: 11/9/2018 Today we take a look at the stunningly consistent history of the relationship between the US and …
Nov. 6, 2018 #1225 The origins of the libertarian plan to remake America
Air Date: 11/6/2018 Today we take a look at the movement behind the anti-government, pro-wealthy campaign to remake America that …
Nov. 2, 2018 #1224 Fixing the underlying mechanism of our democracy (Election Integrity)
Air Date: 11/2/2018 Today we take a look at some of the various ways our election system is vulnerable to …
Oct. 30, 2018 #1223 How and why conspiracy theories infiltrate our politics
Air Date: 10/30/2018 Today we take a look at the phenomenon of conspiracy theories from several different angles including psychology, …
Oct. 26, 2018 #1222 A crisis of illegitimacy of our institutions
Air Date: 10/26/2018 Today we take a look at the crumbling trust in the Supreme Court in the wake of …
Oct. 23, 2018 #1221 Strategies to take back power for the left
Air Date: 10/23/2018 Today we take a look at various strategies, some institutional and some organizational, for the left to …
Oct. 19, 2018 #1220 Fighting the Dark Money Machine
Air Date: 10/19/2018 Today we take a look at the Koch brothers and the movement they spawned to better understand …
Oct. 16, 2018 #1219 How the GOP became the most destructive force in the world
Air Date: 10/16/2018 Today we take a look at the distant and recent history of conservatism in America and beyond …
Oct. 12, 2018 #1218 Kavanaugh forced upon America (Supreme Court)
Air Date: 10/12/2018 Today we take a look at the process and conclusion of Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme …
Oct. 9, 2018 #1217 The monopoly that ate our economy (Amazon)
Air Date: 10/9/2018 Today we take a look at the monopolistic practices of Amazon with a focus on their effects …
Oct. 5, 2018 #1216 Taking a closer look at Columbus Day
Air Date: 10/5/2018 Today we take a look at the rarely-told, real legacy of Christopher Columbus and some of the …
Oct. 3, 2018 #1215 Demonizing welfare to divide and conquer
Air Date: 10/2/2018 Today we take a look at the fact that welfare technically no longer exists in America except …
Sept. 28, 2018 #1214 The long history of racial voter disenfranchisement
Air Date: 9/28/2018 Today we take a look at the long legacy of racially-based voter disenfranchisement from Reconstruction right up …
Sept. 25, 2018 #1213 Ten Years On (The Financial Crisis and Disastrous Recovery)
Air Date: 9/25/2018 Today we take a look at where we stand, now ten years on from the beginning of …
Sept. 21, 2018 #1212 Feudalism with Dinner (Our Culture of Tipping)
Air Date: 9/21/2018 Today we take a look at the economics, sexism and racism embedded in the restaurant industry, largely …
Sept. 18, 2018 #1211 Corporate Monopoly and Political Power
Air Date: 9/18/2018 Today we take a look at the current state of the centuries-old fight against the monopolization of …
Sept. 14, 2018 #1210 Brett Kavanaugh and the Imperial Presidency (Supreme Court)
Air Date: 9/14/2018 Today we take a look at the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh, his stance on several critical …
Sept. 11, 2018 #1209 Being part of the solution (How to argue your values)
Air Date: 9/11/2018 Today we take a look at some strategies to and reasons why we need to have better …
Sept. 7, 2018 #1208 Collective power through solidarity (Unions)
Air Date: 9/7/2018 Today we take a look at several of the ways that average people benefit from collective action …
Sept. 4, 2018 #1207 Bleeding us to death (Health Care Costs)
Air Date: 9/4/2018 Today we take a look at many of the underlying reasons that health care in America is …
Aug. 31, 2018 #1206 The war on journalism, truth and democracy itself
Air Date: 8/31/2018 Today we take a look at some of the tactics and ramifications of Trump's all-out war with …
Aug. 28, 2018 #1205 The multi-front war on the environment and our health
Air Date: 8/28/2018 Today we take a look at just some of the many ways the Trump administration is systematically …
Aug. 24, 2018 #1204 The past, present and future of international trade
Air Date: 8/24/2018 Today we take a look at some of the historical context for the dynamics of international trade, …
Aug. 21, 2018 #1203 The causes and dangers of the international rise of the right
Air Date: 8/21/2018 Today we take a look at some of the reasons behind the rise of right-wing movements around …
Aug. 17, 2018 #1202 The threats against reproductive justice - past, present and future
Air Date: 8/17/2018 Today we take a look at the threats to reproductive justice everywhere, from the newest Supreme Court …
Aug. 10, 2018 #1201 Dehumanizing and abusing the outsider for political gain (Immigration)
Air Date: 8/10/2018 Today we take a look at some of the historical context that sheds light on our current …
Aug. 7, 2018 #1200 The Democratic autopsy and the progressive path forward
Air Date: 8/07/2018 Today we take a look at a few of the reasons the Democrats went from controlling both …
Aug. 3, 2018 #1126 Explaining the concept you need to understand, Neoliberal Economics (Encore)
Air Date: 8/15/2017 Today we look at the origins, underpinnings and effects of neoliberal economic thinking and policies. #1, it …
July 31, 2018 #1199 Criticizing a society that breeds depression
Air Date: 7/31/2018 Today we take a look at some causes of depression that our society tends to look away …
July 27, 2018 #1198.5 Decolonization, Reconciliation and The Sacred Mountain - Presenting: Offshore
Air Date: 7/27/2018 Today I do something a little different and present to you (with permission) the entire first episode …
July 24, 2018 #1198 All we have to fear is fear itself (Our Culture of Fear)
Air Date: 7/24/2018 Today we take a look at our current moment in history and the two basic paths that …
July 20, 2018 #1125 Understanding and surviving the age of anger (Encore)
Air Date: 8/8/2017 Today we look at the forces causing a great deal and anger and upheaval all around the …
July 17, 2018 #1197 Showing up at the last minute to fight for the Supreme Court
Air Date: 7/17/2018 Today we take a look at the history of what led us to be on the brink …
July 13, 2018 #1196 Building a media that supports rather than undermines democracy
Air Date: 7/13/2018 Today we take a look at the media landscape and how it enables rather than challenges our …
July 10, 2018 #1195 Criminalizing protest with civility as a cudgel
Air Date: 7/10/2018 Today we take a look at the attempts to distract with calls for civility and the attempts …
July 7, 2018 #1123 Preparing for the end of the world, or at least capitalism (Encore)
Air Date: 8/1/2017 Today we look at the state of capitalism, the logical arguments for its inevitable demise and the …
July 3, 2018 #1194 The why and the how to make voting cool again (Elections)
Air Date: 7/3/2018 Today we take a look at the movement underway to take back power for progressive ideas in …
June 29, 2018 #1193 Fighting for a representative democracy (voting Rights and Gerrymandering)
Air Date: 6/29/2018 Today we take a look at the multi-pronged campaign to prevent as many people from voting as …
June 26, 2018 #1192 Fighting for Single Payer and against our neoliberal health system
Air Date: 6/26/2018 Today we take a look at the misguided transformation of our thinking about health care that causes …
June 22, 2018 #1121 This episode is worth your time (Culture and Technology) (Encore)
Air Date: 7/21/2017 Today we look at the technology that massively influences how we spend our time and hear lots …
June 19, 2018 #1191 Stumbling toward peace on the Korean Peninsula
Air Date: 6/19/2018 Today we take a look at where we are in the negotiation process with North Korea and …
June 15, 2018 #1190 Hurricane Maria laid bare the colonialism and capitalism in Puerto Rico
Air Date: 6/15/2018 Today we take a look at the high toll Puerto Rico is paying, in both money and …
June 12, 2018 #1189 Our dehumanizing, traumatizing, child-abusing immigration system
Air Date: 6/12/2018 Today we take a look at the absolute horror show that is the US immigration system. Understanding …
June 10, 2018 #1120 Stopping and building at the same time (Progressive Movement) (Encore)
Air Date: 7/28/2017 Today we look at the woeful state of the Democratic Party and the strategy to bring them …
June 5, 2018 #1188 Impoverished, imprisoned and invisible (Disability Justice)
Air Date: 6/5/2018 Today we take a look at some of the adversity facing disabled people from labor rights to …
June 1, 2018 #1187 Taking the long view on Trump and Russia
Air Date: 6/1/2018 Today we take a rare sojourn into the world of Trump's seemingly endless corruption in business and …
May 29, 2018 #1186 Confronting the Legacy of the Confederacy
Air Date: 5/29/2018 Today we take a look at the legacy of the Confederacy, the monuments and white supremacy it …
May 25, 2018 #1110 The rise of hate in America (White Supremacy) (Encore)
Air Date: 6/09/2017 Today we take a look at some of the structures of white supremacy and the moment in …
May 22, 2018 #1185 Putting the politics of the left back together (Elections)
Air Date: 5/22/2018 Today we take a look at the importance of the upcoming mid-term elections and the necessary danger …
May 18, 2018 #1184 Lighting the fuse in the Middle East (Iran and Israel)
Air Date: 5/18/2018 Today we take a look at the context and history that preceded the US cancellation of the …
May 15, 2018 #1183 Debating proposals for a next-generation economy (Social Benefit Programs)
Air Date: 5/8/2018 Today we take a look at both the policies of a Federally-Guaranteed Jobs program and a Universal …
May 12, 2018 #1119 The inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men (Encore)
Air Date: 7/12/2017 Today we look at many of our misconceptions of the nature of poverty, the interconnectedness of economics …
May 8, 2018 #1182 Wrongheaded laws and prosecutors (Injustice System)
Air Date: 5/8/2018 Today we take a look at how we came to have some of the mandatory minimum laws …
May 4, 2018 #1181 The Red-State Revolt (Teachers Strikes)
Air Date: 5/4/2018 Today we take a look at the falling dominoes of rebellion and demands for justice in the …
May 1, 2018 #1180 A Bhutanese Travelogue
Air Date: 5/1/2018 Today I tell stories about Bhutan including personal experiences and what I can about the cultural and …
April 28, 2018 #1108 A conservative solution to solving climate change (Encore with New Ending)
Air Date: 5/30/2017 Today we look at some conservatives engaged in the fight against climate change and their best policy …
April 20, 2018 #1179 Stories from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
Air Date: 4/20/2018 Today we take a look at some of the highlights of the Kingdom of Bhutan including the …
April 17, 2018 #1178 Economic Evolution (Capitalism, Consumerism and Beyond)
Air Date: 4/17/2018 Today we take a look at the debate between individualism and varying forms of collectivism, the benefits …
April 14, 2018 #1113 Tax cuts and deregulation have failed before and will fail again (Encore)
Air Date: 6/20/2017 Today we take a look at the legacy of conservative economics in Kansas, the new federal budget …
April 10, 2018 #1177 What society does not know, nor want to know about Martin Luther King
Air Date: 4/10/2018 Today we take a look at some of the lesser-known sides of Martin Luther King's life and …
April 6, 2018 #1176 The Gun Debate (is less of a debate than we think)
Air Date: 4/6/2018 Today, in response to a conservative listener who sent in a voicemail about gun culture and policy, …
April 3, 2018 #1175 You are the product in the internet economy (Facebook)
Air Date: 4/3/2018 Today we take a look at the latest revelations about the (mis)use of Facebook's data in an …
March 30, 2018 #1106 If you can’t beat them, suppress them (Voting Rights) (Encore)
Air Date: 5/23/2017 Today we look at the current state of voting rights and the full press efforts being made …
March 27, 2018 #1174 Renewed and repackaged racism (Drug War)
Air Date: 3/27/2018 Today we take a look at the blossoming of the renewed efforts of the conservative drug warriors …
March 23, 2018 #1173 Think transgenerationally, act simply (Culture and Environment)
Air Date: 3/23/2018 Today we take a look at the structures, barriers and incentives standing between us and simpler, more …
March 20, 2018 #1172 The cultural legacy of the way The West was won (Gun Culture)
Air Date: 3/20/2018 Today we take a look at the culture behind the gun culture in the US in an …
March 16, 2018 #1171 Debt, profit and modern-day slavery (Injustice System)
Air Date: 3/16/2018 Today we take a look at the catastrophic point where cutting taxes, racism, capitalism, immigration policy and …
March 13, 2018 #1109 Finding the path forward for Democrats and the progressive movement (Encore)
Air Date: 6/6/2017 Today we look at where the Democratic party went wrong that led them to their current disempowered …
March 9, 2018 #1170 Understanding the causes and cures of the opioid crisis
Air Date: 3/9/2018 Today we take a look at Trump's half-hearted and misguided attempt to address the opioid crisis as …
March 6, 2018 #1169 Playing with Winter (Threat and Effects of Nuclear War)
Air Date: 3/6/2018 Today we use Trump's threats to commit genocide in North Korea as the jumping off point to …
March 2, 2018 #1168 Understanding the Rise of the Right
Air Date: 3/2/2018 Today we take a look at the rise of the right from Trumpism in the US to …
Feb. 27, 2018 #1167 The kids are alright and they are leading the way again (Parkland Shooting)
Air Date: 2/27/2018 Today we take a look at the youth-lead response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High …
Feb. 23, 2018 #1097 Good-Natured (Economics and Culture) (Encore)
Air Date: 4/21/2017 Today we make the argument that people are naturally good and that society and economists should treat …
Feb. 20, 2018 #1166 How to create a happier society and why the GOP refuses (Social Benefits)
Air Date: 2/20/2018 Today we respond to the recent Trump budget proposal with some economic theories of our own, a …
Feb. 16, 2018 #1165 The flip side of the coin (Palestine)
Air Date: 2/16/2018 Today, after having recently looked at a few of the details of Israel, we take a look …
Feb. 13, 2018 #1164 The context of the Korean Peninsula
Air Date: 2/13/2018 Today we take a look at the history and context of the Korean Peninsula, how it was …
Feb. 9, 2018 #1091 Progressives fighting on multiple fronts (The Resistance) (Encore)
Air Date: 3/31/2017 Today we look at the multi-front political battles being waged for the heart of the progressive movement, …
Feb. 6, 2018 #1163 Strange Bedfellows (Israel)
Air Date: 2/6/2018 Today we take a look at Israel from a variety of angles including what they do, who …
Feb. 2, 2018 #1162 The economics of immigration and demonization
Air Date: 2/2/2018 Today we take a look at the economics of immigration, both the good and the bad, both …
Jan. 30, 2018 #1161 Privacy, what is it good for? (Privacy Rights)
Air Date: 1/30/2018 Today we take a look at part of the history of our privacy rights, who they protect …
Jan. 26, 2018 #1160 Backlashes (#MeToo and the Women's Movement)
Air Date: 1/26/2018 Today we take a look at some of the nuances of the #MeToo movement and the predictable …
Jan. 23, 2018 #1060 We should avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings (Godwin’s Law) (Repost)
Air Date: 11/25/2016 Today we look at the comparison between the rise of Hitler and the rise of Trump, not …
Jan. 19, 2018 #1159 Voters need to pick their reps, not the other way around (Gerrymandering)
Air Date: 1/19/2018 Today we take a look at one of the most important and least understood problems with our …
Jan. 16, 2018 #1158 What America refuses to remember about Martin Luther King Jr.
Air Date: 1/16/2018 Today we take a look at the legacy of Martin Luther King that some people prefer to …
Jan. 13, 2018 #1157 Policy without humanity (Immigration)
Air Date: 1/13/2018 Today we take a look at a bit of the history, and some of the recent developments …
Jan. 9, 2018 #1072 A progressive vision for our economic future (Encore)
Air Date: 1/17/2017 Today we take a look at the Democrats failure to present viable economic solutions and offer a …
Jan. 5, 2018 #1156 Women of color get the job done (Racism and Elections)
Air Date: 1/5/2018 Today we take a look at some of the challenges and triumphs for women of color and …
Jan. 2, 2018 #1155 Leisure, Desperation or a Reorientation (The Future of Work)
Air Date: 1/2/2018 Today we take a look at a few different visions of what the future holds for our …
Dec. 29, 2017 #1154 An election, a crash and echos of the past and future (A look back at 2008)
Air Date: 12/29/2017 Today we take a look back to 2008 in our third annual 10-years-hence retrospective spectacular! Be part …
Dec. 26, 2017 #988 When climate science meets faith-based economics (Encore)
Air Date: 02/05/2016 Today we look at the intersection of the climate crisis with our current economic system including how …
Dec. 22, 2017 #1039 What worker coops can do for us (Capitalism) (Encore)
Air Date: 08/30/2016 Today we look in detail at the overdue concept of worker-owned and operated enterprises and what they …
Dec. 19, 2017 #1153 The War on Christmas™ 2017
Air Date: 12/19/2017 Today we look at the current state of the War on Christmas™. Has it already been won …
Dec. 15, 2017 #1152 Rise of the oligarchy (Money in Politics)
Air Date: 12/15/2017 Today we look at the history and current state of rich people seeking to undermine democratic rule …
Dec. 12, 2017 #1094 An identity group that any one of us might join at any time (Disability Rights) (Encore)
Air Date: 4/11/2017 Today we look at a variety of ways to bring the disability rights movement into the mainstream …
Dec. 8, 2017 #1151 Resuscitating the anti-trust movement (Monopolies)
Air Date: 12/8/2017 Today we look at the rebirth of the anti-trust movement in a struggle to save democracy in …
Dec. 5, 2017 #1150 The Price of Free (Silicon Valley and Big Data)
Air Date: 12/5/2017 Today we look at some of the hidden ways that big tech is influencing our lives personally …
Dec. 1, 2017 #1149 The loss of liberty at the hands of concentrated power (Media and Net Neutrality)
Air Date: 12/1/2017 Today we look at the inevitable results of a lax approach to anti-trust legislation: the consolidation of …
Nov. 28, 2017 #1148 Understanding the past to rebuild for the future (Democratic Party)
Air Date: 11/28/2017 Today we look at recent revelations about the conduct of the DNC during the 2016 campaign, a …
Nov. 24, 2017 #964 History of the Christian Right (Religion) (Encore)
Support our Winter Fundraiser! Air Date: 11/21/2017 Today we take a look at the history of how Christianity was, in …
Nov. 21, 2017 #1147 The thrill and horror of the Harvey Weinstein Effect
Air Date: 11/21/2017 Today we look at gender-based harassment and assault, the revolution in thinking on the subject we are …
Nov. 17, 2017 #1146 An Unmitigated Disaster (The GOP Tax Plan)
Air Date: 11/17/2017 Today we look at just a few of the many ways that the GOP tax plan is …
Nov. 14, 2017 #1065 The fight for truth in a post-fact world (Media) (Encore)
Air Date: 12/16/2016 Today we look at the problems with the media, so many problems, and what lessons we should …
Nov. 11, 2017 #1145 A government small enough to get inside your body (Reproductive Justice)
Air Date: 11/11/2017 Today we look at the many ways conservatives across the country are systematically chipping away at the …
Nov. 7, 2017 #1144 Denying and deconstructing with all their might (Environmental Regulations)
Air Date: 11/07/2017 Today we look at the systematic deconstruction of the environmental regulatory infrastructure at the hands of anti-environment …
Nov. 3, 2017 #1143 Strategies for a winning coalition (Progressive Movement)
Air Date: 11/03/2017 Today we look at the battle at the heart of the rift in the progressive movement over …
Oct. 31, 2017 #1096 The oligarch who decided to buy the White House (Corruption)
Air Date: 4/18/2017 Today we look at some of the lesser-known characters in the right-wing oligarchy who now own the …
Oct. 27, 2017 #1142 Long past time to boycott the NFL
Air Date: 10/27/2017 Today we look at some of the recent and no-so-recent political problems plaguing the NFL including the …
Oct. 24, 2017 #922 A crisis of culture (Capitalism)
Air Date: 5/15/2015 Today we take a hard look at modern-day civilization and culture and ponder what we could do …
Oct. 20, 2017 #1141 The perils of power and powerlessness (Toxic Masculinity)
Air Date: 10/20/2017 Today we look at the dangers that (primarily) white men face on multiple points along the power …
Oct. 17, 2017 #1140 Smoke, mirrors and myth (Tax Cuts for the Wealthy)
Air Date: 10/17/2017 Today we look at the philosophy, tricks of the trade and long-term strategy behind the GOP's never-ending …
Oct. 13, 2017 #1139 In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting
Air Date: 10/13/2017 Today we look at the usual pattern of political and media theatre that occur after every major …
Oct. 10, 2017 #873 The other new Jim Crow (Voting rights) (Repost)
Air Date: 11/04/2014 For information on the current effort to reform the electoral college that I discuss at the top …
Oct. 6, 2017 #1138 Condemning, Defending and Rebuilding the Media
Air Date: 10/06/2017 Today we look at the inadequacy, the potential, structures and the humanity of the corporate media Be …
Oct. 3, 2017 #1137 A perfect blend of colonialism, racism and disaster capitalism (Puerto Rico)
Air Date: 10/03/2017 Today we look at the current and ongoing disaster befalling the US territory of Puerto Rico that …
Sept. 29, 2017 #1136 Doing the Right Thing After Exhausting All Other Options (Medicare For All)
Air Date: 09/29/2017 Today we look at the Bernie-Sanders-lead movement to implement the most comprehensive universal health insurance system in …
Sept. 26, 2017 #1135 Understanding the Effects of Immigration
Air Date: 09/26/2017 Today we look at the economic and criminal implications of immigration policy Be part of the show! …
Sept. 22, 2017 #1085 A case against the myth of individualism (Culture) (Rerun)
Air Date: 03/07/2017 Today we look at the dangerous myths of individualism and the American Dream™, some of their origins …
Sept. 19, 2017 #1134 Unnatural Disasters (Hurricanes and Humans)
Air Date: 09/19/2017 Today we look not so much at hurricanes and the climate science behind them (though we touch …
Sept. 15, 2017 #1133 Understanding Authoritarianism
Air Date: 09/15/2017 Today we look at the history and structures of authoritarianism and explore how they relate to at …
Sept. 12, 2017 #1132 800,000 Hostages (Immigration and DACA)
Air Date: 09/12/2017 Today we look at the combination of racism and cold political calculations that went into the decision …
Sept. 8, 2017 #1131 Inflicting pleasure (Media and Propaganda)
Air Date: 09/08/2017 Today we look at our vapid media landscape and see how it lead, some would say inevitably, …
Sept. 5, 2017 #1130 Schoolyard bully with nuclear weapons (Foreign Policy)
Air Date: 09/05/2017 Today we look at just a couple of the major international conflicts Donald Trump is severely under-qualified …
Sept. 1, 2017 #902 Rethinking the fundamentals of drugs and addiction (Drug War)
Air Date: 02/27/2015 Today we take a look at not only the destructive forces at work within the drug war …
Aug. 29, 2017 #1129 The free press has been bought (Corporate Media and Billionaires)
Air Date: 08/29/2017 Today we look at the systemic problem with advertiser-driven, for-profit media and how billionaires have begun exploiting …
Aug. 25, 2017 #1128 Confronting fascism in the land of free speech
Air Date: 08/25/2017 Today we look at the constant struggle between the freedom to speak and the necessary limits placed …
Aug. 22, 2017 #1127 White supremacy requires violence and there is more to come (Charlottesville)
Air Date: 08/22/2017 Today we look at what may be the violent death throes of white supremacy. As Trump and …
Aug. 18, 2017 #870 Don't police me, bro! (Feminism)
Air Date: 10/21/2014 Today we take a look at a variety of ways that (mostly) men attempt to police the …
Aug. 15, 2017 #1126 Explaining the concept you need to understand, Neoliberal Economics
Air Date: 08/15/2017 Today we look at the origins, underpinnings, and effects of neoliberal economic thinking and policies. #1, it …
Aug. 11, 2017 #934 The long shadow of southern white supremacy (Racism)
Today we take a look at the history of race and white supremacy in America to understand the incredibly loud …
Aug. 8, 2017 #1125 Understanding and surviving the age of anger
Air Date: 08/8/2017 Today we look at the forces causing a great deal and anger and upheaval all around the …
Aug. 4, 2017 #1124 Searching for a problem to implement a terrible solution (Voting Rights)
Air Date: 08/4/2017 Today we revisit the old idea that if voting mattered they wouldn’t let you do it and …
Aug. 1, 2017 #1123 Preparing for the end of the world, or at least capitalism
Air Date: 08/1/2017 Today we look at the state of capitalism, the logical arguments for its inevitable demise and the …
July 28, 2017 #1122 Real-Life Alternatives to the Prison/Industrial Complex
Air Date: 07/28/2017 Today we look at the cause and state of our prison system and hear some suggestions on …
July 25, 2017 #925 A bad idea for all the reasons (Death Penalty)
Air Date: 05/26/2015 Today we take a look at the US death penalty from all angles. Cultural norms? We’re an …
July 21, 2017 #1121 This episode is worth your time (Culture and Technology)
Air Date: 07/21/2017 Today we look at the technology that massively influences how we spend our time and hear lots …
July 18, 2017 #1120 Stopping and building at the same time (Progressive Movement)
Air Date: 07/18/2017 Today we look at the woeful state of the Democratic Party and the strategy to bring them …
July 14, 2017 New Announcement + Rerun: #777 Laboring in badly-designed machines (Labor Movement)
Air Date: 11/25/2013 A look at what we need to remember to appreciate about the labor movement. Is the American …
July 11, 2017 #1119 The inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men
Air Date: 07/11/2017 Today we look at many of our misconceptions of the nature of poverty, the interconnectedness of economics …
July 7, 2017 #1118 A look in at the TERF wars (Feminism and Trans Rights)
Air Date: 07/07/2017 Today we look at gender dysphoria, transitioning, de-transitioning and the various perspectives on these phenomena Be part …
July 4, 2017 #1117 We were founded to resist corruption, now it’s all we know
Air Date: 07/04/2017 Today we take a look at the history and present state of corruption in America, both for …
June 30, 2017 #1116 The evolution of policing (Injustice System)
Air Date: 06/30/2017 Today we take a look at some of the problems with modern policing and how we got …
June 27, 2017 #1115 An enormous tax cut for the rich disguised as health care
Air Date: 06/27/2017 Today we take a look at the enormous amount of damage the latest version of the GOPs …
June 23, 2017 #1114 Running the world with an inferiority complex (Foreign Policy)
Air Date: 06/23/2017 Today we take a look at the state of foreign affairs as Trump trips and stubbles his …
June 20, 2017 #1113 Tax cuts and deregulation have failed before and will fail again
Air Date: 06/20/2017 Today we take a look at the legacy of conservative economics in Kansas, the new federal budget …
June 16, 2017 (2017/06/16) So, this whole Russia thing, right?
Edition #1112 Today we take a high-level look at the Trump/Russia controversy and examine how we should and shouldn’t be …
June 13, 2017 (2017/06/13) Hamstringing American innovation and restricting growth industries
Edition #1111 Today we take a look at the ways America is being left behind by the rest of the …
June 9, 2017 (2017/06/09) The rise of hate in America (White Supremacy)
Edition #1110 Today we take a look at some of the structures of white supremacy and the moment in the …
June 6, 2017 (2017/06/06) Finding the path forward for Democrats and the progressive movement
Edition #1109 Today we look at where the Democratic party went wrong that led them to their current disempowered state …
June 2, 2017 (2017/03/14) Living in an empire of lies (Propaganda) (Repost)
Edition #1087 Today we look at the mechanics and consequences of systemic lies and propaganda in an age of ignorance …
May 30, 2017 (2017/05/30) A conservative solution to solving climate change
Edition #1108 Today we look at some conservatives engaged in the fight against climate change and their best policy proposal …
May 26, 2017 (2017/05/26) Another genuine attempt to understand Trump conservatives
Edition #1107 Today we look again at some of the underlying forces that shape the modern conservative mindset, including an …
May 23, 2017 (2017/05/23) If you can’t beat them, suppress them (Voting Rights)
Edition #1106 Today we look at the current state of voting rights and the full press efforts being made to …
May 19, 2017 (2017/05/19) The Surge comes to the War on Drugs
Edition #1105 Today we look at the impact Jeff Sessions and the entire Republican government is having on drug policy …
May 16, 2017 (2017/05/16) What Trumpcare would mean and how we can do better
Edition #1104 Today we look at some of the specifics of the health care bill that Republicans passed through the …
May 12, 2017 (2017/05/12) Freedom isn’t free, it’s paid for with your taxes
Edition #1103 Today we look at the Trump administrations proposed tax plan, a progressive alternative for how we should be …
May 9, 2017 (2017/05/09) Racism built a system we all suffer under
Edition #1102 Today we look at the ways we are all adversely effected by the racist structures of our society …
May 5, 2017 (2017/05/05) Free speech in an age of fascists
Edition #1101 Today we look at some of the many layers of debate around freedom of speech, the freedom to …
May 2, 2017 (2017/05/02) Building a strong society and an innovative economy (Earned Benefits)
Edition #1100 Today we look at the myriad benefits of earned benefits and why we should be looking to greatly …
April 28, 2017 (2017/04/28) The science of the times
Edition #1099 Today we look at the importance of science in our lives and public policy and also at the …
April 25, 2017 (2017/0425) Trump and Republicans take aim at women (Reproductive Justice)
Edition #1098 Today we look at the current state of abortion politics here and abroad and explain how the Republicans …
April 21, 2017 (2017/04/21) Good-Natured (Economics and Culture)
Edition #1097 Today we make the argument that people are naturally good and that society and economists should treat them …
April 18, 2017 (2017/04/18) The oligarch who decided to buy the White House (Corruption)
Edition #1096 Today we look at some of the lesser-known characters in the right-wing oligarchy who now own the White …
April 14, 2017 (2017/04/14) Reckless Empire and the Forever War (Foreign Policy)
Edition #1095 Today we look at a Trump’s foreign policy so far, question the prevailing narrative and look back at …
April 11, 2017 (2017/04/11) An identity group that any one of us might join at any time (Disability Rights)
Edition #1094 Today we look at a variety of ways to bring the disability rights movement into the mainstream of …
April 7, 2017 (2017/04/07) The Exxon President goes to war with the planet (Climate)
Edition #1093 Today we look at Trump’s recent moves to dismantle Obama’s environmental legacy, the legal troubles he faces and …
April 4, 2017 (2017/04/04) Under surveillance from all angles (Privacy Rights)
Edition #1092 Today we look at the ways in which both corporate and governmental institutions are looking to gain more …
March 31, 2017 (2017/03/31) Progressives fighting on multiple fronts (The Resistance)
Edition #1091 Today we look at the multi-front political battles being waged for the heart of the progressive movement, women’s …
March 28, 2017 (2017/03/28) The corporatization of our schools (Education)
Edition #1090 Today we look at the confirmation of Betsy DeVos to head the Department of education and some of …
March 24, 2017 (2017/03/24) A Corporate Judicial Coup (Judge Gorsuch and the Supreme Court)
Edition #1089 Today we look at the hearings of Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch, how we got to here and …
March 21, 2017 (2017/03/21) Bracing for impact or burning up on reentry? (Trumpcare)
Edition #1088 Today we look at the rollout of Trumpcare including how we got here, the ideological challenges Republicans face …
March 17, 2017 (2016/10/07) Slavery in America is still alive and well (Prison Labor) (Repost)
Edition #1048 Today we look at the ways in which the 13th amendment to the constitution opened the doors to …
March 14, 2017 (2017/03/14) Living in an empire of lies (Propaganda)
Edition #1087 Today we look at the mechanics and consequences of systemic lies and propaganda in an age of ignorance …
March 10, 2017 (2017/03/10) Unleashing the demons (Anti-Semitism)
Edition #1086 Today we look at how the Trump campaign and presidency has emboldened those who would spew hatred or …
March 7, 2017 (2017/03/07) A case against the myth of individualism (Culture)
Edition #1085 Today we look at the dangerous myths of individualism and the American Dream™, some of their origins and …
March 3, 2017 (2017/03/03) Running the Ship-of-State Aground (Foreign Policy)
Edition #1084 Today we look at how Trump is currently running his foreign policy programs and where he’s planning to …
Feb. 28, 2017 (2017/02/28) Trump’s immigration crackdown has begun
Edition #1083 Today we look at Trump’s new immigration crackdown and several of the reasons why it’s a bad idea …
Feb. 24, 2017 (2017/02/24) The economics of our environment (Capitalism vs. the Climate)
Edition #1082 Today we look at the intersection of the climate and capitalism in the shadow of the most crony …
Feb. 21, 2017 (2017/02/21) Where the Democrats went wrong and how to bring them back
Edition #1081 Today we look at the past failings of the Democratic party over the past several decades that brought …
Feb. 17, 2017 (2017/02/17) Corporate media’s fight for legitimacy in the age of Trump
Edition #1080 Today we look at the state of the corporate-controlled media in the age of Trump, how you can …
Feb. 14, 2017 (2017/02/14) If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu (Trumpian Economics)
Edition #1079 Today we look at the plans being cooked up by Trump and the GOP to screw the people …
Feb. 10, 2017 (2017/02/10) Unnecessary, ineffective and un-American (Muslim Ban)
Edition #1078 Today we lay out the story so far of Trump’s attempt to make good on his campaign promise …
Feb. 7, 2017 (2016/11/01) Making a genuine effort to understand Trump conservatives (Repost)
Edition #1054 Today we dive deeply into the world of conservatives as described in the new book “Strangers in their …
Feb. 3, 2017 (2017/02/03) Witnessing an Emerging Autocracy (Trump’s America)
Edition #1077 Today we look briefly at Trump’s cabinet, his communication style, his inaugural speech and the foreboding nature of …
Jan. 31, 2017 (2017/01/31) An equal and opposite reaction (Women’s March)
Edition #1076 Today we listen in on the women’s marches in DC and Baltimore and hear some of the thoughtful …
Jan. 27, 2017 (2017/01/27) Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda
Edition #1075 Today I present the unabridged audiobook of Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda licensed under …
Jan. 24, 2017 (2017/01/24) The corruption of Donald Trump
Edition #1074 Today we take a look at the conflicts of interest, broken laws and constitutional violations of the new …
Jan. 20, 2017 (2017/01/20) A First Draft of President Obama’s Legacy
Edition #1073 Today we take a look at several aspects of Obama’s presidency, what marks he left behind and what …
Jan. 17, 2017 (2017/01/17) A progressive vision for our economic future
Edition #1072 Today we take a look at the Democrats failure to present viable economic solutions and offer a new …
Jan. 13, 2017 (2017/01/13) First they came (Religious Liberty)
Edition #1071 Today we take a look at the threats to Muslim Americans and, frankly, Muslims around the world in …
Jan. 10, 2017 (2017/01/10) Readying the wrecking ball (Reproductive and Health Rights)
Edition #1070 Today we take a look at the plans the GOP has for peoples ability to access and afford …
Jan. 6, 2017 (2017/01/06) Trump and our National Security State (Civil Rights)
Edition #1069 Today we take a look at the mechanics of our national security state that has been mostly installed …
Jan. 3, 2017 (2017/01/03) New congress, old war, scandals and the dawn of the climate movement (The best of 2007)
Edition #1068 Today we take a look back to 2007 in our second annual 10-years-hence retrospective spectacular! Be part of …
Dec. 30, 2016 (2016/04/01) The battle to reorganize the economy (Sharing Economy vs. Coops) (Repost)
Edition #1003 Today we take a look at the raging battle for the soul of the new economy. The age …
Dec. 27, 2016 (2016/09/20) Building momentum, making progress (Money in Politics) (Repost)
Edition #1043 Today we look at some of the structures of money in politics and how the tide is beginning …
Dec. 23, 2016 (2016/12/23) The War on Christmas™ Dispatch 2016
Edition #1067 Today we look back on the decade-long War on Christmas™ to understand how we got to now as …
Dec. 20, 2016 (2016/12/20) The economics of the greater good (Culture)
Edition #1066 Today we look at the economics of our society through fresh eyes and make the case for a …
Dec. 16, 2016 (2016/12/16) The fight for truth in a post-fact world (Media)
Edition #1065 Today we look at the problems with the media, so many problems, and what lessons we should learn …
Dec. 13, 2016 (2016/12/13) Desperate times, desperate measures (Voting Rights and the Electoral College)
Edition #1064 Today we look at the systematic suppression of voting rights during the election and the hail mary attempt …
Dec. 9, 2016 (2016/12/09) How to debate friends and influence people
Edition #1063 Today we look at some of the underlying issues that undercuts our ability to effectively debate and explore …
Dec. 6, 2016 (2016/12/06) Defend the sacred (Dakota Access Pipeline)
Edition #1062 Today we look at some of the recent violence waged against protectors and independent journalists at Standing Rock …
Dec. 2, 2016 (2016/04/29) In praise of higher taxes (Economics) (Repost)
Edition #1010 Today we take a look at the way our current low-tax structure ends up redistributing the burden of …
Nov. 29, 2016 (2016/11/29) The divide at the heart of progressive politics
Edition #1061 Today we look at the argument going on about the direction and focus the progressive movement and Democratic …
Nov. 25, 2016 (2016/11/25) We should avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings (Godwin’s Law)
Edition #1060 Today we look at the comparison between the rise of Hitler and the rise of Trump, not to …
Nov. 22, 2016 (2016/08/16) The pursuit of happiness (Culture) (Repost)
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Nov. 18, 2016 (2016/11/18) Hatred Unleashed (Trump’s America)
Edition #1059 Today we look at the wave of white-supremacist hatred that was unleashed on election day and Trump’s pick …
Nov. 15, 2016 (2016/11/15) Where we go from here (Progressives and Democrats)
Edition #1058 Today we look at how the Democratic party has been going wrong for decades in a way that …
Nov. 11, 2016 (2016/11/11) In the Days After (Election 2016)
Edition #1057 Today we reflect on the 2016 election, examine the variety of feelings it has brought fourth and contemplate …
Nov. 8, 2016 (2016/11/08) Beyond the election (The Progressive Movement)
Edition #1056 Today we look beyond the election to the progressive movement that needs to keep it’s momentum going regardless …
Nov. 4, 2016 (2016/11/04) What is at stake (Climate Change and the Supreme Court)
Edition #1055 Today we look at the two biggest issues with the most limited timelines and far-reaching consequences of our …
Nov. 1, 2016 (2016/11/01) Making a genuine effort to understand Trump conservatives
Edition #1054 Today we dive deeply into the world of conservatives as described in the new book “Strangers in their …
Oct. 28, 2016 (2016/10/28) The real way elections get rigged (Voter Suppression)
Edition #1053 Today we look at a range of voter suppression tactics including voter intimidation from history and present-day Be …
Oct. 25, 2016 (2016/10/25) The policies we have vs. the policies we need (Reproductive Rights)
Edition #1052 Today we look at reproductive rights issues from the states up to the presidential election and the future …
Oct. 21, 2016 (2016/10/21) Consent is sexy (Rape Culture)
Edition #1051 Today we look at just a few of the manifestations of rape culture in society with plenty of …
Oct. 18, 2016 (2016/02/05) When climate science meets faith-based economics (Repost)
Edition #988 Today we look at the intersection of the climate crisis with our current economic system including how monopolies, …
Oct. 14, 2016 (2016/10/14) Unions or not, we are still all in this together (Labor Rights)
Edition #1050 Today we look at the systems at play that put workers and everyday consumers at a constant disadvantage …
Oct. 11, 2016 (2016/10/11) What you need to know about Libertarianism
Edition #1049 Today we look at the political philosophy of libertarianism and explain why large parts of it make almost …
Oct. 7, 2016 (2016/10/07) Slavery in America is still alive and well (Prison Labor)
Edition #1048 Today we look at the ways in which the 13th amendment to the constitution opened the doors to …
Oct. 4, 2016 (2016/10/04) How the parties have broken our democracy (Election Corruption)
Edition #1047 Today we look at a few of the ways our two major political parties have worked to entrench …
Sept. 30, 2016 (2016/09/30) Building systems that work for people (Culture)
Edition #1046 Today we look at the designed systems that dictate how and where we work, live and engage with …
Sept. 27, 2016 (2016/09/27) Systemic forces and how to fight them (Racism)
Edition #1045 Today we look at the systemically racist systems of policing currently in place in our country and the …
Sept. 23, 2016 (2016/09/23) Working to maintain the status quo (Media)
Edition #1044 Today we look at some of the ways our corporate media work to ignore widespread disaffection and real …
Sept. 20, 2016 (2016/09/20) Building momentum, making progress (Money in Politics)
Edition #1043 Today we look at some of the structures of money in politics and how the tide is beginning …
Sept. 16, 2016 (2016/09/16) Protecting from the black snake (Dakota Access Pipeline)
Edition #1042 Today we look in on the convergence of Native American and First Nations tribes in North Dakota to …
Sept. 13, 2016 (2016/02/16) The food market (Food-Industrial Complex) (Repost)
Edition #991 Today we take a look at the influence of the food giants on what goes into our food …
Sept. 9, 2016 (2016/02/26) Who gets a seat at the table (Culture) (Repost)
Edition #994 Today we take a look at the narratives and stories that fill and influence our lives, whose stories …
Sept. 6, 2016 (2016/09/06) The other pro-choice movement (Death with Dignity)
Edition #1041 Today we take a look at matters of life, death and the right to choose when to move …
Sept. 2, 2016 (2016/09/02) Home sweet home (Housing and Homelessness)
Edition #1040 Today we take a look at a couple of solutions to homelessness as well as some of the …
Aug. 30, 2016 (2016/08/30) What worker coops can do for us (Capitalism)
Edition #1039 Today we look in detail at the overdue concept of worker owned and operated enterprises and what they …
Aug. 26, 2016 (2016/08/26) Stopping toxic trade deals (Trans Pacific Partnership)
Edition #1038 Today we take a look at a couple of the international trade deals currently in the works, why …
Aug. 23, 2016 (2016/04/12) How we got to here (Modern History of the Conservative Movement) (Repost)
Edition #1006 Today we take a look at the last several decades of the conservative movement and the Republican Party, …
Aug. 19, 2016 (2016/08/19) Something revolutionary this way comes (Progressives)
Edition #1037 Today we take a look at the future of progressivism and how the Bernie Sanders campaign has changed …
Aug. 16, 2016 (2016/08/16) The pursuit of happiness (Culture)
Edition #1036 Today we take a look at happiness and how to increase it personally and politically Be part of …
Aug. 12, 2016 (2016/08/12) The case for raising the minimum wage (Labor)
Edition #1035 Today we take a look at some of the ways that low wages hurts everyone and why the …
Aug. 9, 2016 (2016/08/09) Fighting for your right (Voting Rights)
Edition #1034 Today we take a look at the recent judicial wins for voting rights as well as how far …
Aug. 5, 2016 (2016/08/05) Why they deny (Climate Denialism)
Edition #1033 Today we take a look at the reasons behind why people cling so fervently to their increasingly desperate …
Aug. 2, 2016 (2016/08/02) Unconventional Conventions (RNC and DNC)
Edition #1032 Today we take a look at the highlights and lowlights from both the Republican National Convention and the …
July 29, 2016 (2015/12/18) Legal corruption and how to fix it (Money in Politics) (Repost)
Edition #977 Today we look at the fundamental barrier to democracy in the US and the veritable swarm of movements …
July 26, 2016 (2016/07/26) Remember the Iraq War? (Foreign Policy)
Edition #1031 Today we reminisce about the origins of the Iraq war brought back to the fore by the Chilcot …
July 22, 2016 (2016/07/22) From warriors to guardians (Police Reform)
Edition #1030 Today we take a look at a few of the ways that our police departments around the country …
July 19, 2016 (2016/07/19) You can't reignite a fire that never stops burning (Black and Blue Lives)
Edition #1029 Today we take a listen to a few of the reactions from people of color to the shooting …
July 15, 2016 (2016/03/18) Playing with the Fire of Fascism (Trump and his Supporters) (Repost)
Edition #999 Today we again ring the fascism warning bell as we look at the continuing saga of the Donald …
July 12, 2016 (2016/07/12) Varied thoughts on staying vs going (Brexit)
Edition #1028 Today we take a look at the results of the referendum in Great Britain to exit the European …
July 8, 2016 (2016/07/08) Whole Woman’s Health and other stories (Reproductive Justice)
Edition #1027 Today we take a look at the historic reproductive rights ruling from the Supreme Court that just came …
July 5, 2016 (2016/01/29) The trouble with extreme wealth inequality (Economics) (Repost)
Edition #986 Today we take a look at the case against extreme wealth inequality and not just from an economic …
July 1, 2016 (2016/07/01) Independence Day, but only for some (Racism)
Edition #1026 Today we take a look at the history of racial oppression in America from slavery to Jim Crow …
June 28, 2016 (2016/06/28) Gods, guns and gays (Orlando Massacre)
Edition #1025 Today we take a look at the continued responses to the Orlando massacre encompassing arguments over islamophobia, homophobia …
June 24, 2016 (2016/06/24) Privilege and injustice: A case study (Rape Culture)
Edition #1024 Today we take a look primarily at the case of Brock Turner’s triple-felony sexual assault conviction, the pitifully …
June 21, 2016 (2016/06/21) What drives hateful violence (Orlando Massacre)
Edition #1023 Today we take a look at the myriad driving factors that can combine to drive a person to …
June 17, 2016 (2016/06/17) Death of The Greatest (Muhammad Ali)
Edition #1022 Today we take a look at the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali Be part of the show! …
June 14, 2016 (2016/06/14) A right delayed is a right denied (Reproductive Rights)
Edition #1021 Today we take a look at the assault on the right to reproductive health care from the state …
June 10, 2016 (2016/06/10) The damage we’re doing (Anti-Trans Legislation)
Edition #1020 Today we take a look at the ongoing struggle to secure civil rights equality for trans people in …
June 7, 2016 (2016/06/07) We need a system for everyone (Economics of Racism and Sexism)
Edition #1019 Today we take a look at the ways in which racism and sexism are inextricably linked to matters …
June 3, 2016 (2016/06/03) In the shadow of slavery (Racism)
Edition #1018 Today we take a look at the structures of racism in the US, who put them there, the …
May 31, 2016 (2016/05/31) The Lay of the Land (Election)
Edition #1017 Today we take a look at the sorry state of the 2016 election with two of the most …
May 27, 2016 (2016/05/27) Trump and those who surround him (Fascism Watch)
Edition #1016 Today we take a look at the Trump campaign’s building trend toward fascism and white supremacy based on …
May 24, 2016 (2015/01/01) Making Provisions (Poverty)
Edition #887 Today we look at the state of poverty in America and some ideas of how to address it …
May 20, 2016 (2016/05/20) Escaping consumerism (Culture)
Edition #1015 Today we take a look at how to escape the hedonic treadmill of consumption in pursuit of happiness …
May 17, 2016 (2016/05/17) The human impact of animal agriculture (Food Choices)
Edition #1014 Today we take a look at the issue of animal agriculture minus the animals: the effects of our …
May 13, 2016 (2015/11/06) Criminalizing the classroom (School-to-Prison Pipeline) (Repost)
Edition #966 Today we take a look at the structural systems in place that work to funnel many children, disproportionately …
May 10, 2016 (2016/05/10) Nothing free about corporate trade agreements (TPP and TTIP)
Edition #1013 Today we take a look at the dangerous effects of trade agreements like the TPP and TTIP and …
May 6, 2016 (2016/05/06) May Day and Mothers Day (Feminism and Labor)
Edition #1012 Today we take a look at the origins and sustaining legacies of May Day (International Workers Day) and …
May 3, 2016 (2016/05/03) Deception vs. Disobedience (Climate Crisis)
### Edition #1011 Today we take a look at the struggle between those intent on selling doubt about climate science …
April 29, 2016 (2016/04/29) In praise of higher taxes (Economics)
### Edition #1010 Today we take a look at the way our current low-tax structure ends up redistributing the burden …
April 26, 2016 (2016/04/26) Battle for the Ballot (Voting Rights)
### Edition #1009 Today we take a look at the disgustingly undemocratic efforts being waged to minimize the number of …
April 22, 2016 (2016/04/22) Democracy Sprung (Money in Politics)
### Edition #1008 Today we take a look at the continued fight against the corrupting effects of money in politics …
April 19, 2016 (2016/04/19) No place like home (History of Gentrification)
### Edition #1007 Today we take a look at how racism and economics combine to form a self-reinforcing legacy of …
April 15, 2016 (2015/09/22) In search of the good life (Culture) (Repost)
### Edition #955 Today we take a look at the inherent contradictions in the standard way of pursuing happiness in …
April 12, 2016 (2016/04/12) How we got to here (Modern History of the Conservative Movement)
### Edition #1006 Today we take a look at the last several decades of the conservative movement and the Republican …
April 8, 2016 (2016/04/08) How not to be terrorized (Brussels Bombing)
### Edition #1005 Today we take a look at some of the various responses to the recent bombing in Brussels, …
April 5, 2016 (2016/04/05) Understanding the 2016 election conservative wedge issue (Trans Rights)
### Edition #1004 Today we take a look at the hate-mongering conservative, fright fest issue du jour, trans people being …
April 1, 2016 (2016/04/01) The battle to reorganize the economy (Sharing Economy vs. Coops)
### Edition #1003 Today we take a look at the raging battle for the soul of the new economy. The …
March 29, 2016 (2016/03/29) Merrick Garland and the fight for the Supreme Court
### Edition #1002 Today we take a look at the power of the Supreme Court, the importance of getting the …
March 25, 2016 (2016/03/25) The scales are tipping (Climate)
### Edition #1001 Today we examine how the climate denial industry works and look forward to the positive trends in …
March 22, 2016 (2016/03/22) A Look Back (Episode #1000)
### Edition #1000 Today we mark our 1000th episode by looking back to the way things were 10 years ago …
March 18, 2016 (2016/03/18) Playing with the Fire of Fascism (Trump and his Supporters)
### Edition #999 Today we again ring the fascism warning bell as we look at the continuing saga of the …
March 15, 2016 (2016/03/15) Rolling back our voting rights (Elections)
### Edition #998 Today we look at a variety of problems plaguing our elections from gerrymandering to restrictive laws intended …
March 11, 2016 (2016/03/11) Privacy, security or both (Encryption vs the FBI)
### Edition #997 Today we look at the arguments for and against unbreakable encryption for smartphones with specific focus on …
March 8, 2016 (2015/12/22) The future of work (Culture) (Repost)
### Edition #978 Today we look at the shifting trends of how and why people work and what may happen …
March 4, 2016 (2016/03/04) Heart of Dark Money (Money in Politics)
### Edition #996 Today we look at the influence of dark money in politics generally as well as the moneyed …
March 1, 2016 (2016/03/01) Scalia’s death and the seismic shift on the court (Supreme Court)
### Edition #995 Today we look at the legacy Antonin Scalia leaves behind, what this means for the Supreme Court …
Feb. 26, 2016 (2016/02/26) Who gets a seat at the table (Culture)
### Edition #994 Today we look at the narratives and stories that fill and influence our lives, whose stories get …
Feb. 23, 2016 (2016/02/23) The corporatization of the media
### Edition #993 Today we look at the effects of the media companies shift from producing news content as a …
Feb. 19, 2016 (2016/02/19) The illness at the heart of our for-profit health care system
### Edition #992 Today we look at how corporations have worked diligently to maximize the profits of insurance and pharmaceutical …
Feb. 16, 2016 (2016/02/16) The food market (Food-Industrial Complex)
### Edition #991 Today we look at the influence of the food giants on what goes into our food supply, …
Feb. 12, 2016 (2016/02/12) Prisoners for profit (Prison-Industrial Complex)
### Edition #990 Today we look at the intersection of market capitalism and our prison system where the private prison …
Feb. 9, 2016 (2016/02/09) Investments in education should not earn cash profits
### Edition #989 Today we look at the intersection of our educational system and the detrimental influence that money, austerity …
Feb. 5, 2016 (2016/02/05) When climate science meets faith-based economics
### Edition #988 Today we look at the intersection of the climate crisis with our current economic system including how …
Feb. 2, 2016 (2016/02/02) The double helix of racial and economic inequality
### Edition #987 Today we look at the intersection and roots of systemic racism and institutional poverty in America and …
Jan. 29, 2016 (2016/01/29) The trouble with extreme wealth inequality (Economics)
### Edition #985 Today we look at the case against extreme wealth inequality and not just from an economic justice …
Jan. 26, 2016 (2016/01/26) A conservative policy showcase (Flint’s poisoned water)
### Edition #985 Today we look at the series of events and conservative policies that lead, predictably, to the public …
Jan. 22, 2016 (2015/05/15) A crisis of culture (Capitalism) (Snow-Day Repost)
### Edition #922 Today we take a hard look at modern-day civilization and culture and ponder what we could do …
Jan. 19, 2016 (2016/01/19) To save or destroy capitalism (Economics)
### Edition #984 Today we look at some of the downfalls of our current economic system, a few thoughts on …
Jan. 15, 2016 (2016/01/15) The counterproductive thirst for snooping (Privacy/Spying)
### Edition #983 Today we look at a few of the myriad ways that the government and private companies work …
Jan. 12, 2016 (2016/01/12) Beware the creeping fascism (Donald Trump and the GOP Base)
### Edition #982 Today we look at the disturbing trends of racism and violence emanating from the Trump campaign, echoes …
Jan. 8, 2016 (2016/01/08) The struggle for justice continues (#BlackLivesMatter)
### Edition #981 Today we look at just some of the latest round of police abuses and their repercussions Be …
Jan. 5, 2016 (2016/01/05) An agreement made in Paris (Climate)
### Edition #980 Today we examine the agreement that came out of the recent COP21 (Conference of Parties) negotiating international …
Jan. 1, 2016 (2015/09/04) Progressivism: A guide (Repost)
### Edition #950 Today we take a look at progressivism, define some terms, clarify some stumbling blocks and give some …
Dec. 29, 2015 (2015/05/29) Boys will be boys but we can change what that means (Patriarchy) (Repost)
### Edition #926 Today, instead of trying to convince you of the benefits of feminism, I’m just going to show …
Dec. 25, 2015 (2015/12/25) The War on Christmas™ 2015 (and other stories)
### Edition #979 Today we check in with the front-line forces in the annual holiday tradition of the War on …
Dec. 22, 2015 (2015/12/22) The future of work (Culture)
### Edition #978 Today we look at the shifting trends of how and why people work and what may happen …
Dec. 18, 2015 (2015/12/18) Legal corruption and how to fix it (Money in Politics)
### Edition #977 Today we look at the fundamental barrier to democracy in the US and the veritable swarm of …
Dec. 15, 2015 (2015/12/15) Another day in America (Mass Shootings)
### Edition #976 Today we look at a few facts regarding guns and gun control in the US including what’s …
Dec. 11, 2015 (2015/12/11) Terrorism and the war on reproductive rights (Planned Parenthood shooting)
### Edition #975 Today we look at the history of reproductive rights and the history of the war against them …
Dec. 8, 2015 (2015/12/08) The Trans Pacific Partnership revealed (Corporate Takeover)
### Edition #974 Today we look at a variety of ways corporations are working hard to screw over people and …
Dec. 4, 2015 (2015/12/04) Killing the middle class (Labor Rights)
### Edition #973 Today we look at the troubling trends facing today’s low wage workers and those in the middle …
Dec. 1, 2015 (2015/12/01) Classic American Xenophobia (Refugee Crisis)
### Edition #972 Today we look at the racist and xenophobic response to muslims trying to escape their war-torn countries …
Nov. 27, 2015 (2014/11/25) Capitalism will not set you free (Economics) (Repost)
### Edition #879 Today we take a look at some of the underlying problems with capitalism and their repercussions Be …
Nov. 24, 2015 (2015/11/24) The fear response (#ParisAttacks)
### Edition #971 Today we look at the causes of, reactions to and reporting on the recent terrorist attacks in …
Nov. 20, 2015 (2015/11/20) The power of solidarity (Racial Justice)
### Edition #970 Today we look at the University of Missouri protests that ousted the university president and look back …
Nov. 17, 2015 (2015/11/17) Barriers to employment, to health and to the bathroom (Trans Rights)
### Edition #969 Today we look at a variety of challenges faced by the trans community that almost no one …
Nov. 13, 2015 (2015/11/13) The continuing quagmire of an apartheid state (Israel/Palestine)
### Edition #968 Today we check in with the seemingly unending disaster that is the Israeli/Palestinian conflict Be part of …
Nov. 10, 2015 (2015/11/10) Going to Paris with our heads held somewhat high (Climate)
### Edition #967 Today we take a revised look at the road to the Paris climate negotiations in light of …
Nov. 6, 2015 (2015/11/06) Criminalizing the classroom (School-to-Prison Pipeline)
### Edition #966 Today we take a look at the structural systems in place that work to funnel many children, …
Nov. 3, 2015 (2015/11/03) Death by stereotype, the dehumanizing of women of color
### Edition #965 Today we take a look at the dangerous intersection women of color inhabit, how their very lives …
Oct. 30, 2015 (2015/10/30) History of the Christian Right (Religion)
### Edition #964 Today we take a look at the history of how Christianity was, in large part, cooped by …
Oct. 27, 2015 (2015/10/27) The corporate takeover under our noses (Trans-Pacific Partnership)
### Edition #963 Today we take a look at the proposed TPP trade deal from a whole variety of different …
Oct. 23, 2015 (2015/10/23) Building momentum to and through Paris (Climate)
### Edition #962 Today we take a look at the state of the political promises being made as we lead …
Oct. 20, 2015 (2014/10/21) Don't police me, bro! (Feminism) (Repost)
### Edition #870 Today we take a look at a variety of ways that (mostly) men attempt to police the …
Oct. 16, 2015 (2015/10/16) Working our way toward anti-democracy (Voter Suppression)
### Edition #961 Today we take a look at a few of the tactics used to suppress voter turnout from …
Oct. 13, 2015 (2015/10/13) Reconsidering Columbus (Indigenous Peoples day)
### Edition #960 Today we take a look at the legacy of Christopher Columbus and the echoes of that legacy …
Oct. 9, 2015 (2015/10/09) The need to do better (Mass Incarceration)
### Edition #959 Today we take a look at the fundamental flaws of our criminal justice system and the emerging …
Oct. 6, 2015 (2015/10/06) Where the market should not be allowed to tread (Health Care)
### Edition #958 Today we take a look at the destructive influence of the market on pharmaceuticals and some ideas …
Oct. 2, 2015 (2015/10/02) Citizens demanding equal power (Money in politics)
### Edition #957 Today we take a look at the single biggest problem plaguing our political system and the two …
Sept. 29, 2015 (2015/09/29) Religion seen through fear (Islamophobia)
### Edition #956 Today we take a look at a fresh set of news stories that demonstrate how muslims are …
Sept. 25, 2015 (2015/02/27) Rethinking the fundamentals of drugs and addiction (Drug War) (Repost)
### Edition #902 Today we look at the not only the destructive forces at work within the drug war but …
Sept. 22, 2015 (2015/09/22) In search of the good life (Culture)
### Edition #955 Today we look at the inherent contradictions in the standard way of pursuing happiness in western culture …
Sept. 18, 2015 (2015/09/18) The angels of our better nature are being tested (Syrian Refugee Crisis)
### Edition #954 Today we look at the worst refugee crisis since WWII and encourage governments around the world to …
Sept. 15, 2015 (2015/09/15) Beyond Marriage Equality (LGBTQ Rights)
### Edition #953 Today we look at a bit of the fallout since the marriage equality SCOTUS decision but we …
Sept. 11, 2015 (2015/09/11) The battle rages whether you pay attention or not (Reproductive Justice)
### Edition #952 Today we take a look at the reproductive justice front of the war on women. From legislation …
Sept. 8, 2015 (2015/09/08) It is neither all good nor all bad (Sex Workers Rights)
### Edition #951 Today we take a look at sex work and why it should be decriminalized rather than demonized …
Sept. 4, 2015 (2015/09/04) Progressivism: A guide
### Edition #950 Today we take a look at progressivism, define some terms, clarify some stumbling blocks and give some …
Sept. 1, 2015 (2015/09/01) Throwing away food while people starve (Poverty)
### Edition #949 Today we take a look at the injustices inherent in a system that criminalizes poverty and allows …
Aug. 28, 2015 (2014/12/16) One of our Blackest Marks (The Torture Report) (Repost)
### Edition #884 Today we take a look at the recently released Senate torture report and attempt to give guidance …
Aug. 25, 2015 (2014/12/05) Processing Ferguson, Eric Garner and Beyond (#BlackLivesMatter) (Repost)
### Edition #881 Today we listen and learn from those most deeply effected by the pattern of deaths of black …
Aug. 21, 2015 (2015/08/21) The shift in culture we need (Climate)
### Edition #948 Today we take a look at a variety of aspects of a new culture we should all …
Aug. 18, 2015 (2015/08/18) Understanding the schism in the progressive movement (#BlackLivesMatter)
### Edition #947 Today we see what we can learn from the recent #BlackLivesMatter protests against Bernie Sanders and White …
Aug. 14, 2015 (2015/08/14) What will it take to reverse this trend? (Privacy Rights)
### Edition #946 Today we take a broad look at the effects of our diminishing privacy Be part of the …
Aug. 11, 2015 (2015/08/11) Violence and injustice (Trans Rights)
### Edition #945 Today we take a look at multiple forms of violence and injustice afflicting trans people as part …
Aug. 7, 2015 (2015/08/07) On Cosby and consent (Rape Culture)
### Edition #944 Today we take a look at the accusations against Bill Cosby of serial rape, some of the …
Aug. 4, 2015 (2015/08/04) No human being is illegal (Immigration)
### Edition #943 Today we take a look at the dysfunctional state of the US immigration system and the political …
July 31, 2015 (2015/07/31) Productive progressive infighting (#BlackLivesMatter at #NetrootsNation)
### Edition #942 Today we take a look at the #BlackLivesMatter protest at Netroots Nation and the positive results that …
July 28, 2015 (2015/07/28) Taking food out of the mouths of babes (Poverty)
### Edition #941 Today we take a look at food insecurity for both adults and children as well as one …
July 24, 2015 (2015/01/30) Dispelling the selective memory of Dr. Martin Luther King (Repost)
### Edition #894 Today we take a look at the legacy of Martin Luther King as it was taught to …
July 21, 2015 (2015/07/21) What we are facing and how we are fighting (Climate)
### Edition #940 Today we take a look at a the continuing drought conditions in California and a variety of …
July 17, 2015 (2015/07/17) We are being failed in so many ways (Media)
### Edition #939 Today we take a look at a variety of ways the media fails us, from the use …
July 14, 2015 (2015/07/14) What are women complaining about? (Feminism)
### Edition #938 Today we take a look at what women are complaining about. Turns out there’s a lot, and …
July 10, 2015 (2015/07/10) Making progress on our biggest problem (Money in Politics)
### Edition #937 Today we take a look at the corrupting effects of money in politics as well as several …
July 7, 2015 (2015/07/07) Drugged and broke (Health Care)
### Edition #936 Today we take a look at the terribleness of Big Pharma and the irrationality of not having …
July 3, 2015 (2015/07/03) It is so ordered (Marriage Equality)
### Edition #935 Today we take a look at the historic Supreme Court ruling making marriage equality the law of …
June 30, 2015 (2015/06/30) The long shadow of southern white supremacy (Racism)
### Edition #934 Today we take a look at the history of race and white supremacy in America to understand …
June 26, 2015 (2015/06/26) Heritage (Rachel Dolezal and the Charleston Shooting)
### Edition #933 Today we examine the complicated dynamics of the race of Rachel Dolezal and the simple dynamics of …
June 23, 2015 (2015/06/23) Moving the goalposts on undue burden (Reproductive Justice)
### Edition #932 Today we take a look at the continued, relentless state-level assault on abortion access around the country …
June 19, 2015 (2015/03/06) Theory vs practice (Libertarianism) (Repost)
### Edition #903 Today we take a look at the asininity of the modern, American-style Libertarian movement Be part of …
June 16, 2015 (2015/06/16) From rewriting wars to waging peace (Foreign Policy)
### Edition #931 Today we take a look at how the election is spurring a new round of revisionist history …
June 12, 2015 (2015/06/12) Our prisons: cruel and counterproductive (Injustice System)
### Edition #930 Today we take a look at the US prison and bail system and explain exactly how it’s …
June 9, 2015 (2015/06/09) Looking to avert further tragedy (War on Drugs™)
### Edition #929 Today we take a look at the continuing failure that is the War on Drugs™ as well …
June 5, 2015 (2015/06/05) The criminal enterprise that runs our politics (Big Banks)
### Edition #928 Today we take a look at the malfeasance of the big banks and the political corruption that …
June 2, 2015 (2015/06/02) Confronting the evil of our era (Climate)
### Edition #927 Today, among other things, we take a look at how and why we need to fundamentally change …
May 29, 2015 (2015/05/29) Boys will be boys but we can change what that means (Patriarchy)
### Edition #926 Today, instead of trying to convince you of the benefits of feminism, I’m just going to show …
May 26, 2015 (2015/05/26) A bad idea for all the reasons (Death Penalty)
### Edition #925 Today we look at the US death penalty from all angles. Cultural norms? We’re an outlier. Protecting …
May 22, 2015 (2015/05/22) The revolt against high stakes testing (Education)
### Edition #924 Today we look at the growing backlash against high stakes standardized testing that seem to have a …
May 19, 2015 (2015/05/19) Resisting a secret corporate takeover (Trans-Pacific Partnership)
### Edition #923 Today we look at the squabbling going on between Obama and every non-corporatist sellout in the country …
May 15, 2015 (2015/05/15) A crisis of culture (Capitalism)
### Edition #922 Today we take a hard look at modern-day civilization and culture and ponder what we could do …
May 12, 2015 (2015/05/12) We all have a trans friend now (Bruce Jenner)
### Edition #921 Today we break down the recent interview with Bruce Jenner and what it means for the trans …
May 8, 2015 (2015/05/08) Continued injustice, continued response (#BaltimoreUprising)
### Edition #920 Today we take an in-depth look at the response to Freddie Gray’s murder at the hands of …
May 5, 2015 (2015/05/05) We thought we were free (Police State)
### Edition #919 Today we take a look at the legacy of torture and police militarization we’re creating and where …
May 1, 2015 (2015/05/01) War is a racket (Foreign Policy)
### Edition #918 Today we take a look at the underlying causes of war, just one more reason everyone should …
April 28, 2015 (2015/04/28) The water wars start at home (Climate)
### Edition #917 Today take a look at water in the US, how we use it and why we’re running …
April 24, 2015 (2015/04/24) The history and current state of abortion (Reproductive Justice)
### Edition #916 Today we listen to some of the stories behind the policies and personal choices being made about …
April 21, 2015 (2015/04/21) A fight for survival (#BlackLivesMatter)
### Edition #915 Today we take a brief look at the Walter Scott killing, just one of the several recent …
April 17, 2015 (2015/04/17) Looking for something better (Capitalism)
### Edition #914 Today we examine why capitalism is so firmly ingrained and held up in our culture as being …
April 14, 2015 (2015/04/14) Refusing to tolerate intolerance (LGBTQ Rights)
### Edition #913 Today we take a look at what anti-gay conservatives hoped would be a quite strike against equality …
April 10, 2015 (2015/04/10) Poking the watchful eye (NSA Spying)
### Edition #912 Today we take another look at what spying the government is engaged in and a few ideas …
April 7, 2015 (2015/04/07) Emasculation Nation (Rape and Intimate Partner Violence)
### Edition #911 Today we take a look at some of the causes and consequences of anti-feminism, rape and intimate …
April 3, 2015 (2012/03/17) The US Empire and the Ring of Power (Foreign Policy) (Repost)
Edition #586 The US Empire and the Ring of Power Act 1: Heart Mind-O-Matic - Mark Fiore - Air Date: …
March 31, 2015 (2015/03/31) A cascade of embarrassments (Health Care)
### Edition #910 Today we take a look at how our current health care system is pathetic compared to the …
March 27, 2015 (2015/03/27) Debunking the doubters (Climate)
### Edition #909 It seems that almost all of the progressive climate change news these days is focused on how …
March 24, 2015 (2015/03/24) Unfair housing, unfair society (Racism)
### Edition #908 Today we take a look at the history of housing discrimination in the US and the connection …
March 20, 2015 (2015/03/20) Propaganda and warmongering (Netanyahu and the GOP letter to Iran)
### Edition #907 Today we take a look at how the GOP in the US is working hand-in-glove with the …
March 17, 2015 (2015/03/17) Crushing our potential with student debt (Education)
### Edition #906 Today we take a look at the effects of student debt, the benefits of making college free …
March 13, 2015 (2015/03/13) Personal, societal and environmental health (Food System)
### Edition #905 Today we take a look at what we put in our bodies, how it gets there and …
March 10, 2015 (2015/03/10) Opt for compassion and inclusion (Transgender Rights)
### Edition #904 Today we take a look at the path many transgender individuals must walk as well as some …
March 6, 2015 (2015/03/06) Theory vs practice (Libertarianism)
### Edition #903 Today we take a look at the asininity of the modern, American-style Libertarian movement Be part of …
March 3, 2015 (2015/03/03) The P Word (Racism) - Rerun
### Edition #850 Today we hammer home the details about white privilege once and for all so that there will …
Feb. 27, 2015 (2015/02/27) Rethinking the fundamentals of drugs and addiction (Drug War)
### Edition #902 Today we take a look at not only the destructive forces at work within the drug war …
Feb. 24, 2015 (2015/02/24) The wealth divide and the crumbling bridge across it (Economics)
### Edition #901 Today we take a look at the extreme wealth inequality that’s plaguing our nation, the insufficient attempts …
Feb. 20, 2015 (2015/02/20) Stuff we shouldn’t have to explain anymore (Feminism)
### Edition #900 Today we get some reminders about what feminism is and what is isn’t, plus make an effort …
Feb. 17, 2015 (2015/02/17) Work still to be done (LGBTQ Rights)
### Edition #899 Today we take a look at the fact that marriage equality is sweeping the nation and yet …
Feb. 13, 2015 (2015/02/13) Ignorance and fear sending us backwards (Vaccinations)
### Edition #898 I can’t even believe that this is a thing. The anti-science sentiments march on in this country …
Feb. 10, 2015 (2015/02/10) Economics disguised as politics (Cuba and Greece)
### Edition #897 Today we take a look at the major new stories involving a couple of small countries dealing …
Feb. 6, 2015 (2015/02/06) Resisting global corporate takeover (Trans-Pacific Partnership)
### Edition #896 Today we take a look at what the TPP is all about, why it’s being negotiated in …
Feb. 3, 2015 (2015/02/03) Living like the world is ending (Climate)
### Edition #895 Today we check in with our crumbling ecological system and the fastest-growing movement of it’s kind that’s …
Jan. 30, 2015 (2015/01/30) Dispelling the selective memory of Dr. Martin Luther King
### Edition #894 Today we take a look at the legacy of Martin Luther King as it was taught to …
Jan. 27, 2015 (2015/01/27) Bringing harm, one patriarchal policy at a time (Abortion Rights)
### Edition #893 Today we take the actual harm caused by restrictive abortion policies and some ways to reframe the …
Jan. 23, 2015 (2015/01/23) Fearing and hating what we don’t understand (Religion)
### Edition #892 Today we take a look at the propaganda we’re fed to convince us that muslims are dangerous …
Jan. 20, 2015 (2015/01/20) Freedom, terrorism and where we stand (Charlie Hebdo)
Edition #891 Today we take a look at the terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, including the …
Jan. 16, 2015 (2006/05/08) He May Be a Failure, but He's Our Failure (Colbert's Correspondents Dinner Speech)
A special rerun episode from 2006 when Stephen Colbert was invited to give the keynote at the White House Coorespondents …
Jan. 13, 2015 (2015/01/13) Why privacy matters (NSA Spying)
Edition #890 Today we take a look at how over-policing and the threat of constant surveillance chips away at freedom …
Jan. 9, 2015 (2015/01/09) The system is built to fail (Injustice System)
Edition #889 Today we look at the interplay between a system of structural racism and our (in)justice system and beg …
Jan. 6, 2015 (2015/01/06) The continuing march toward reform (Money in Politics)
Edition #888 Today we continue to look at the effect of money in politics and follow the campaigns you can …
Jan. 2, 2015 (2015/01/01) Making Provisions (Poverty)
Edition #887 Today we take a look at the state of poverty in America and some ideas of how to …
Dec. 30, 2014 (2014/03/23) The affliction of wealth on people and society (Economics) (Repost)
Edition #811 Today we look at some of the reasons why rich people have a tendency to be some of …
Dec. 26, 2014 (2014/05/19) Bad in principle and in practice (Death Penalty) (Repost)
Edition #828 Today we look at what benefits there are in having a death penalty (none) and which elements of …
Dec. 23, 2014 (2014/12/23) Our annual collective waste of time (War on Christmas)
Edition #886 Today, after weeks of discussing the wrongful deaths of unarmed citizens at the hands of brutal policing policies, …
Dec. 19, 2014 (2014/12/19) A guide to doing it all wrong (The UVA Story - Rape Culture)
Edition #885 Today we take a look at the fallout from a badly reported case of rape at a UVA …
Dec. 16, 2014 (2014/12/16) One of our Blackest Marks (The Torture Report)
Edition #884 Today we take a look at the recently released Senate torture report and attempt to give guidance on …
Dec. 12, 2014 (2014/12/12) Put your money where our future is (Climate)
Edition #883 Today we take a look at the economics of energy and the implications for the climate. Turns out …
Dec. 9, 2014 (2014/12/09) Breakdowns in the systems (Injustice System)
Edition #882 Today we take a look at the systemic failures, both institutional and psychological, that continue to make injustice …
Dec. 5, 2014 #881 Processing Ferguson, Eric Garner and Beyond (#BlackLivesMatter)
Edition #881 Today listen and learn from those most deeply effected by the pattern of deaths of black men and …
Dec. 2, 2014 (2014/12/02) Proof of the multiverse theory (Media)
Edition #880 Today we take a look at the fact that the divisions in our media consumption are creating perspectives …
Nov. 28, 2014 (2014/02/05) Don't eat shit and die (Food) (Repost)
#796 Turns out there's a whole lot of stuff wrong with our food supply, including cows eating shit. Like they …
Nov. 25, 2014 (2014/11/25) Capitalism will not set you free (Economics)
Edition #879 Today we take a look at some of the underlying problems with capitalism and their repercussions Be part …
Nov. 21, 2014 (2014/11/21) The fight has only just begun (Money in politics)
Edition #878 Today we take a look at how the fight against money in politics is going in the wake …
Nov. 18, 2014 (2014/11/18) Hair of the dog (Election)
Edition #877 To day we take a look at the election to see what went right, what went wrong and …
Nov. 14, 2014 (2014/11/14) Hey girl, you want me to respect your personal space? (Street Harassment)
Edition #876 Today we take a look at why street harassment, from the most vile to the most seemingly innocuous, …
Nov. 11, 2014 (2014/11/11) Rising tide of climate change deniers and sea levels (Climate)
Edition #875 Today we take a look at some of the potential environmental fallout of the recent US elections Be …
Nov. 7, 2014 (2014/11/07) Debating the structures of extremism (Religion)
Edition #874 Today we examine the fallout of the discussion between Bill Maher, Sam Harris and Ben Affleck on the …
Nov. 4, 2014 (2014/11/04) The other new Jim Crow (Voting rights)
Edition #873 Today we take a look at the ways the Republican Party has been working to suppress voter turnout …
Oct. 31, 2014 (2014/06/24) Disinfecting the rot on American democracy (Money in Politics) (Repodcast)
#839 Today we look at the biggest fundamental problem with American politics and a couple of the biggest plans to …
Oct. 28, 2014 (2014/10/28) Hard to believe that this got political (Ebola)
Edition #872 Today we take a look at the conscience-shocking ways that conservatives are politicizing the news of very few …
Oct. 24, 2014 (2014/10/24) Your child is a widget (Education)
Edition #871 Today we take a look at some of the larger forces at play that change the way we …
Oct. 21, 2014 (2014/10/21) Don't police me, bro! (Feminism)
Edition #870 Today we take a look at a variety of ways that (mostly) men attempt to police the actions …
Oct. 17, 2014 (2014/10/17) Democrats will not save you until the system is fixed (Elections)
Edition #869 Democrats will not save you until the system is fixed Today we take a look at why no …
Oct. 14, 2014 (2014/10/14) Questioning capitalism (Economics)
Edition #868 Questioning capitalism Today we take a look at the big picture of the paradigm we live in and …
Oct. 10, 2014 (2014/10/10) Mind the coverage gap (Health Care)
Edition #867 Mind the coverage gap Today we take a look at the progress of the states adopting the medicaid …
Oct. 7, 2014 (2014/10/07) The People’s Climate March (Climate)
Edition #866 The People’s Climate March Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 ### Show Notes Ch. …
Oct. 3, 2014 (2014/10/03) Structural failures that lead us to war (Media)
Edition #865 Today we look on in horror as the media once again leads us to war and we examine …
Sept. 30, 2014 (2014/09/30) The definition of insanity (Foreign Policy)
Edition #864 The definition of insanity Today we take a look at the problem we’ve made worse in the Middle …
Sept. 26, 2014 (2014/09/26) Fighting the tide of lost freedoms (Privacy Rights)
Edition #863 Fighting the tide of lost freedoms Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 ### Show …
Sept. 23, 2014 (2014/09/23) Male dominance as a social disease (Feminism)
Edition #862 Today we take a look at violence against women, both physical and political Be part of the show! …
Sept. 19, 2014 (2014/05/25) The evil that we deplore (Foreign Policy)
Edition #829 The evil that we deplore Today we check out a rerun episode with particular relevance to today. ### …
Sept. 16, 2014 (2014/09/16) More reasons than you should need to oppose it (Death Penalty)
Edition #861 There are more reasons than you should need to oppose it Today we see that literally no matter …
Sept. 12, 2014 (2014/09/12) Understanding how we got here (Racism)
Edition #860 Understanding how we got here Today we take a look at some of the historical contexts of racism …
Sept. 9, 2014 (2014/09/09) Momentum on our biggest problem (Money in politics)
Edition #859 Momentum on our biggest problem Today we bask in the rare glow of hope, cautious optimism and barely-perceptible …
Sept. 6, 2014 (2014/09/06) The fight for fundamental equality (Abortion Rights)
Edition #858 The fight for fundamental equality Today we take a look at some of the fights being waged, setbacks …
Sept. 3, 2014 (2014/09/03) People standing as one (Global Warming)
Edition #857 People standing as one Today we take a look at some of the reasons we need action on …
Aug. 30, 2014 (2014/08/30) Racism as a paradigm (Media)
### Edition #856 ### Racism as a paradigm ### ### Today we take a look at how the media reinforces …
Aug. 27, 2014 (2013/06/28) Positive ideas and protests for change (Economics) (Repost)
Edition #730 Positive ideas and protests for change Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Aug. 24, 2014 (2014/08/24) Just the most recent spotlight on militarized racism (#Ferguson)
Edition #855 Just the most recent spotlight on militarized racism Today we take a look at the short and long-term …
Aug. 21, 2014 (2014/08/21) Would-be oppressors with a victim mentality (LGBTQ Rights)
Edition #854 Would-be oppressors with a victim mentality Today we take a look at the actual right to be treated …
Aug. 18, 2014 (2014/08/18) What we have done to some folks (Torture)
Edition #853 What we have done to some folks Today we're going to hear about the shifting of the winds …
Aug. 15, 2014 (2014/08/16) Trickle up, up and overseas economics (Corporations)
Edition #852 Trickle up, up and overseas economics Today we take a look at the ways in which the game …
Aug. 12, 2014 (2014/08/12) To selectively protect and serve (Injustice System)
Edition #851 To selectively protect and serve Today we look at a variety of ways in which the justice system …
Aug. 9, 2014 (2014/08/09) The P Word (Racism)
Edition #850 The P Word Today we hammer home the details about white privilege once and for all so that …
Aug. 6, 2014 (2014/08/06) The planners and the deniers (Global Warming)
Edition #849 The planners and the deniers Today we look at some of the people and the plans they have …
Aug. 3, 2014 (2014/08/03) Wars and words (Media)
Edition #848 Wars and words Today we take a look at ways the media loves to spin the facts of …
July 31, 2014 (2014/07/31) Refugees at the border (Immigration)
Edition #847 Refugees at the border Today we take a look at how our arguments over immigration policy is causing …
July 28, 2014 (2014/07/28) The Israeli incursion into Gaza (Special Event)
Edition #846 The Israeli incursion into Gaza Today we take an overview of the current conflict between Israel and Gaza. …
July 25, 2014 (2014/07/25) Another reason why we need single payer (Hobby Lobby)
Edition #845 Another reason why we need single payer Today we take a look at the Hobby Lobby ruling from …
July 22, 2014 (2014/07/22) Fools and money (Conservatives)
Edition #844 Fools and money Today we take a look at a few ways how and why conservatives are being …
July 18, 2014 (2013/07/19) How we treat those we are responsible for (Prison Nation) (Repodcast)
Edition #737 How we treat those we are responsible for Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
July 14, 2014 (2014/07/14) All but the rich agree we need change (Wealth Divide)
Edition #843 All but the rich agree we need change Today we take a look at the facts and the …
July 10, 2014 (2013/07/25) Cause and effect (Foreign Policy) (Repodcast)
Edition #739 Cause and effect Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The …
July 6, 2014 (2014/07/06) The education industry (Education)
Edition #842 The education industry Today we take a look at couple of ways smart job-creators have come up with …
July 2, 2014 (2014/07/02) Hope dies last (Climate)
Edition #841 Hope dies last Today we hear about climate progress from Obama and climate denial from bought-off Republicans, we …
June 28, 2014 (2014/06/28) Trials and tribulations (Trans Rights)
Edition #840 Trials and tribulations Today we hear some personal and some political stories that give insight into the trans …
June 24, 2014 (2014/06/24) Disinfecting the rot on American democracy (Money in Politics)
Edition #839 Disinfecting the rot on American democracy Today we look at the biggest fundamental problem with American politics and …
June 21, 2014 (2014/06/21) Double dose of duplicity (Foreign Policy)
Edition #838 Double dose of duplicity Today we look at the absurdly politicized reactions to the prisoner swap to retrieve …
June 18, 2014 (2014/06/18) One year after Snowden (NSA Spying)
Edition #837 One year after Snowden Today we look at where we are, in the wake of the Snowden revelations …
June 15, 2014 (2014/06/15) The case for reparations (Racism)
Edition #836 The case for reparations Today we explain once again what white privilege is and isn't and then take …
June 12, 2014 (2014/06/12) Speak up on the future of the Internet (Net Neutrality)
Edition #835 Speak up on the future of the Internet Today we look at how the Internet could look if …
June 9, 2014 (2014/06/09) Somewhere between anarchy and tyranny (Health Care)
Edition #834 Somewhere between anarchy and tyranny Support our fundraiser! Today we take a look at the unnecessarily-slow, yet undeniable …
June 6, 2014 (2014/06/06) Objectified, harassed, abused, killed (Misogyny)
Edition #833 Objectified, harassed, abused, killed Support our fundraiser! Today we look at some of the effects, large and small, …
June 3, 2014 (2014/06/03) It costs money to either save or destroy the world (Climate)
Edition #832 It costs money to either save or destroy the world Support our fundraiser! https://bestoftheleft.nationbuilder.com/fundraiser Today we look at …
May 31, 2014 (2014/05/31) The scales are systemically tipped (Media)
Edition #831 The scales are systemically tipped Today we look at just a few of the things that are fundamentally …
May 28, 2014 (2014/05/28) Misguided and hypocritical (War on Drugs)
Edition #830 Misguided and hypocritical Today we look at some of the benefits of marijuana legalization and the hypocritical asininity …
May 25, 2014 (2014/05/25) The evil that we deplore (Foreign Policy)
Edition #829 The evil that we deplore Today we look ahead to the forthcoming report on America's torture program and …
May 22, 2014 (2014/01/30) Scientific literacy and how to get there (Education) (Repost)
Edition #794 Scientific literacy and how to get there Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
May 19, 2014 (2014/05/19) Bad in principle and in practice (Death Penalty)
Edition #828 Bad in principle and in practice Today we look at what benefits there are in having a death …
May 16, 2014 (2014/05/16) Perspective Taking (Racism)
Edition #827 Perspective Taking Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: A Brief …
May 13, 2014 (2014/05/13) Work is work is work (Wage and Respect Gap)
Edition #826 Work is work is work Today we take a delightfully nuanced look at the causes of the gender …
May 10, 2014 (2014/05/10) This might be the solution (Money in politics)
Edition #825 This might be the solution Today we look at the classic issue of how money in politics has …
May 7, 2014 (2014/05/07) Investing in a green future (Climate)
Edition #824 Investing in a green future Today we lament the fact that conservatives used to be less-wildly wrong on …
May 4, 2014 (2014/05/04) It makes moral and economic sense (Minimum Wage)
Edition #823 It makes moral and economic sense Today we look at the reasons why it's both moral and economically …
May 1, 2014 (2014/05/01) It might have something to do with race (Immigration)
Edition #822 It might have something to do with race Today we look at the immigration debate and ponder how …
April 28, 2014 (2014/04/28) The arc of history and the stumbles along the way (LGBTQ Rights)
Edition #821 The arc of history and the stumbles along the way Today we examine the old and new ways …
April 25, 2014 (2014/04/25) More misplaced incentive structures (Education)
Edition #820 More misplaced incentive structures Today we look at what happens when you add a profit motive to the …
April 22, 2014 (2014/04/22) Incentives have consequences (Injustice system)
Edition #819 Incentives have consequences Today we look at the rotten underbelly of our 'corrections' system, who it victimizes and …
April 19, 2014 (2014/04/20) Burn it to the ground (NSA Spying)
Edition #818 Burn it to the ground Today we attempt to watch the watchers and see if there's anything to …
April 16, 2014 (2013/12/06) Being of two minds (Health Care)
Edition #779 Being of two minds Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
April 13, 2014 (2013/11/12) Overthrowing Plutonomy (Economics)
Edition #773 Overthrowing Plutonomy Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Plutonomy - …
April 10, 2014 (2014/04/10) The power of words (Trans Rights)
Edition #817 The power of words Today we look at the words we use to talk about trans issues and …
April 7, 2014 (2014/04/07) Dog whistle politics (Racism)
Edition #816 Dog whistle politics Today we look at how racism is strategically used to gain power for Republicans and …
April 4, 2014 (2014/04/04) Past and future destruction (Climate)
Edition #815 Past and future destruction Today we look at the past and future destruction caused by fossil fuels and …
April 1, 2014 (2014/04/01) No corporate news is good news (Media)
Edition #814 No corporate news is good news Today we take a look at the various ways the corporate media …
March 29, 2014 (2014/03/29) Intolerant of discrimination and proud of it (Reproductive Rights)
Edition #813 Intolerant of discrimination and proud of it Today we look at the inane battle being waged over some …
March 26, 2014 (2014/03/26) Sadly grasping at cakes (LGBTQ Rights)
Edition #812 Pathetically grasping at cakes Today we look at the last gasps of the anti-LGBTQ movement in the US …
March 23, 2014 (2014/03/23) The affliction of wealth on people and society (Economics)
Edition #811 The affliction of wealth on people and society Today we look at some of the reasons why rich …
March 20, 2014 (2014/03/20) That thing in Ukraine that's happening (Foreign Policy)
Edition #810 That thing in Ukraine that's happening Today we take a look at Ukraine and Russia, ponder whether there's …
March 16, 2014 (2014/03/16) A look in the mirror and the rear view mirror (Progressives)
Edition #809 A look in the mirror and the rear view mirror Today we take look at some progressives from …
March 13, 2014 (2014/03/13) Heart of Darkness (Conservatives)
Edition #808 Heart of Darkness Today we take a look at what some conservatives have been up to lately, including …
March 10, 2014 (2014/03/10) Like men, only cheaper (Feminism)
Edition #807 Like men, only cheaper Today we watch as conservatives clumsily try to hold back the rising tide of …
March 7, 2014 (2014/03/07) Moment of truth (Climate/Keystone XL)
Edition #806 Moment of truth Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Keystone …
March 4, 2014 (2014/03/04) Unequal justice under the law (The (in)justice system)
Edition #805 Unequal justice under the law Today we look at the stick of justice in America and who's getting …
March 1, 2014 (2014/03/01) Knowing our history and seeing it echo today (Racism)
Edition #804 Knowing our history and seeing it echo today Today we look at how history shapes the present, how …
Feb. 26, 2014 (2014/02/26) Resistance is the only hope (Capitalism)
Edition #803 Resistance is the only hope You remember that movie "The Neverending Story"? I grew up with that movie …
Feb. 23, 2014 (2014/02/23) The seamy underbelly (Conservatives)
Edition #802 The seamy underbelly Today we look behind the curtain of conservatives, libertarians and the Republican party. What we …
Feb. 20, 2014 (2014/02/20) If you're talking about genitals then you've missed the point (Trans* Rights)
Edition #801 If you're talking about genitals then you've missed the point Today I take my second crack at discussing …
Feb. 17, 2014 (2014/02/17) A parody of itself (Media)
Edition #800 A parody of itself I'm eternally grateful for how ridiculously terrible the mainstream media is. If not for …
Feb. 14, 2014 (2014/02/14) Rise of the gatekeepers (Net Neutrality)
Edition #799 Rise of the gatekeepers Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Feb. 11, 2014 (2014/02/11) Learning to play nice with human nature (War on Drugs)
Edition #798 Learning to play nice with human nature Today we look at the evolution of bullshit reasons there have …
Feb. 8, 2014 (2014/02/08) Trouble at the old pharm (Health Care)
Edition #797 Trouble at the old pharm Today we take a look at the seedy underbelly of the industry that …
Feb. 7, 2014 (2014/02/07) The fourth dimension (Sample of Member's Content)
Bonus Edition #25 The fourth dimension Today I discuss the elements of time and perspective. References include: Mountains in Motion: …
Feb. 5, 2014 (2014/02/05) Don't eat shit and die (Food)
Edition #796 Don't eat shit and die Turns out there's a whole lot of stuff wrong with our food supply, …
Feb. 2, 2014 (2014/02/02) It's hot, it's cold, it's polluted (Climate/Energy)
Edition #795 It's hot, it's cold, it's polluted Who knew that incredibly complex weather patterns could be explained but something …
Jan. 30, 2014 (2014/01/30) Scientific literacy and how to get there (Education)
Edition #794 Scientific literacy and how to get there Today we hear what works and what doesn't when it comes …
Jan. 27, 2014 (2014/01/27) Our social safety sieve (Economics)
Edition #793 Our social safety sieve Today we look at low-income individuals and the social programs that serve them to …
Jan. 24, 2014 (2014/01/24) Don't get down with TPP (Corporate Takeover)
Edition #792 Don't get down with TPP Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Jan. 21, 2014 (2014/01/21) We just earned a D grade (Reproductive Rights)
Edition #791 We just earned a D grade Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Jan. 17, 2014 (2014/01/17) A smorgasbord of folly (Foreign Policy)
Edition #790 A smorgasbord of folly Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Jan. 14, 2014 Repodcast: (2011/02/15) A collection of embarrassments (Media)
Edition #456 A collection of embarrassments Act 1: Kirk Cameron less crazy than CNN - Majority Report Song 1: My …
Jan. 11, 2014 (2014/01/11) Republicans are people too (Conservatives)
Edition #789 Republicans are people too Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Jan. 8, 2014 (2014/01/08) Harassment in place of police work (Racism)
Edition #788 Harassment in place of police work Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Jan. 5, 2014 (2014/01/05) Good news, bad news for paranoia sufferers (NSA Spying)
Edition #787 Good news, bad news for paranoia sufferers Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
Jan. 2, 2014 (2014/01/02) Following the money, the gas and a table (Climate)
Edition #786 Following the money, the gas and a table Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
Dec. 30, 2013 (2013/12/30) Time's Person of the Year (The Pope)
Edition #785 Time's Person of the Year Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Dec. 27, 2013 Repodcast: (2013/02/19) Drones are not the problem, they just highlight the problem (Foreign Policy)
Edition #690 Drones are not the problem, they just highlight the problem Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, …
Dec. 24, 2013 Repodcast: (2013/02/10) Corporations are not immoral, they're amoral (Economics)
Edition #686 Part 1: Corporations are not immoral, they're amoral Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
Dec. 21, 2013 (2013/12/21) Christmas in black and white (War on Christmas™)
Edition #784 Christmas in black and white Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Dec. 18, 2013 (2013/12/18) Humans are just terrible (Rape Culture)
Edition #783 Humans are just terrible Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Dec. 15, 2013 (2013/12/15) Not just bad, face-palm bad (Media)
Edition #782 Not just bad, face-palm bad Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Dec. 12, 2013 (2013/12/12) Nelson Mandela: Free at last
Edition #781 Nelson Mandela: Free at last Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Dec. 9, 2013 (2013/12/09) Congress just got slightly less unmitigatedly horrific (Filibuster)
Edition #780 Congress just got slightly less unmitigatedly horrific Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
Dec. 6, 2013 (2013/12/06) Being of two minds (Health Care)
Edition #779 Being of two minds Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Dec. 3, 2013 (2013/12/03) Emphasis on the T (LGBTQ Rights)
Edition #778 Emphasis on the T Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Nov. 29, 2013 (2013/01/08) Time to wind it down (Foreign Policy) (Repodcast)
Edition #676 Time to wind it down Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Nov. 25, 2013 (2013/11/25) Laboring in badly-designed machines (Labor Movement)
Edition #777 Laboring in badly-designed machines Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Nov. 21, 2013 (2013/11/21) Everybody Snoops (NSA Spying)
Edition #776 Everybody Snoops Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: NSA Back …
Nov. 18, 2013 (2013/11/18) Another terrible pipeline (School-to-prison)
Edition #775 Another terrible pipeline Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: What …
Nov. 15, 2013 (2013/11/15) Proud traditions and cultural norms (Racism)
Edition #774 Proud traditions and cultural norms Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Nov. 12, 2013 (2013/11/12) Overthrowing Plutonomy (Economics)
Edition #773 Overthrowing Plutonomy Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Plutonomy - …
Nov. 8, 2013 (2013/11/08) The old system was worse, a new system would be better (Health Care)
Edition #772 The old system was worse, a new system would be better Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond …
Nov. 5, 2013 (2013/11/05) Feminism will save the world (Climate)
Edition #771 Feminism will save the world Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Nov. 2, 2013 (2013/11/02) Education is not a commodity (Education)
Edition #770 Education is not a commodity Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Oct. 30, 2013 (2013/10/30) Postmortem is prologue (Congressional obstruction)
Edition #769 Postmortem is prologue Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Shutdown …
Oct. 27, 2013 (2013/10/27) Vote the bums out if they'll let you (Voter suppression)
Edition #768 Vote the bums out if they'll let you Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
Oct. 24, 2013 (2013/10/24) Male insecurity is the enemy of all (Feminism)
Edition #767 Male insecurity is the enemy of all Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
Oct. 21, 2013 (2013/10/21) The issue through which all other issues flow (Political Corruption)
Edition #766 The issue through which all other issues flow Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
Oct. 18, 2013 (2013/10/18) Not corrupted absolutely but getting there (Police State)
Edition #765 Not corrupted absolutely but getting there Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Oct. 15, 2013 (2013/10/15) Because family values (LGBTQ Rights)
Edition #764 Because family values Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Corey …
Oct. 12, 2013 (2013/10/12) The ACA markets are open, time to panic (Health Care)
Edition #763 The ACA markets are open, time to panic Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
Oct. 9, 2013 (2013/10/09) My Stockholm Syndrome hasn't kicked in yet (Shutdown)
Edition #762 My Stockholm Syndrome hasn't kicked in yet Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
Oct. 6, 2013 (2013/10/06) Mind the wealth gap (Economics)
Edition #761 Mind the wealth gap Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Oct. 3, 2013 (2013/10/03) We have an eating disorder (Food)
Edition #760 We have an eating disorder Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Sept. 30, 2013 (2013/09/30) As we all fiddle (Climate)
Edition #759 As we all fiddle Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Sept. 27, 2013 (2013/09/27) The sickness in our society (Gun Control)
Edition #758 The sickness in our society Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Sept. 21, 2013 (2013/09/21) Just say no to empire (Foreign Policy)
Edition #757 Just say no to empire Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Sept. 18, 2013 (2013/09/18) Hard to believe this is actually a debate (Islamophobia)
Edition #756 Hard to believe this is actually a debate Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
Sept. 15, 2013 (2013/09/15) Media that leads you to war (Media)
Edition #755 Media that leads you to war Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Sept. 12, 2013 (2013/09/12) More stupid, racist policies (Drug War)
Edition #754 More stupid, racist policies Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Sept. 9, 2013 (2013/09/09) Opposing an attack on Syria (Special Event)
Edition #753 Opposing an attack on Syria Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Sept. 6, 2013 (2013/09/06) Not intentionally all about racism (Immigration)
Edition #752 Not intentionally all about racism Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Sept. 3, 2013 (2013/09/03) The value of women (Feminism)
Edition #751 The value of women Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Aug. 30, 2013 (2013/08/30) The troubling state of the climate, plus jokes (Climate)
Edition #750 The troubling state of the climate, plus jokes Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
Aug. 27, 2013 (2013/08/27) Exposing the paradigm of economic oppression (Racism)
Edition #749 Exposing the paradigm of economic oppression Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Aug. 21, 2013 (2013/08/21) Steps forward, steps back (LGBTQ)
Edition #748 Steps forward, steps back Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Aug. 18, 2013 (2013/08/18) The fast food worker walkout (Labor)
Edition #747 The fast food worker walkout Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Aug. 15, 2013 (2013/08/15) Andy Griffith for President (NSA Spying)
Edition #746 Andy Griffith for President Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Aug. 12, 2013 (2013/08/12) The trial of Bradley Manning
Edition #745 The trial of Bradley Manning Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Aug. 9, 2013 (2013/08/09) Obamacare is not enough (Health Care)
Edition #744 Obamacare is not enough Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Aug. 6, 2013 (2013/08/06) The high cost of higher learning (Education)
Edition #743 The high cost of higher learning Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Aug. 3, 2013 (2013/08/03) The economics of corruption and how to fix it (Economics and Corruption)
Edition #742 The economics of corruption and how to fix it Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott …
July 31, 2013 (2013/07/31) What happened to their party (Conservatives)
Edition #741 What happened to their party Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
July 28, 2013 (2013/07/28) High water marks (Climate)
Edition #740 High water marks Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Belief …
July 25, 2013 (2013/07/25) Cause and effect (Foreign Policy)
Edition #739 Cause and effect Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The …
July 22, 2013 (2013/07/22) The verdict is in(just) (Zimmerman Trail)
Edition #738 The verdict is in(just) Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
July 19, 2013 (2013/07/19) How we treat those we are responsible for (Prison Nation)
Edition #737 How we treat those we are responsible for Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
July 16, 2013 (2013/07/16) When they fail, we all lose (Media)
Edition #736 When they fail, we all lose Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
July 13, 2013 (2013/07/13) From personal to cultural (Rape Culture)
Edition #735 From personal to cultural Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
July 10, 2013 (2013/07/10) No womb is safe (Reproductive Rights)
Edition #734 No womb is safe Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
July 7, 2013 (2013/07/07) Injustice plays out in two courtrooms (Racism)
Edition #733 Injustice plays out in two courtrooms Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
July 4, 2013 (2013/07/04) The downfall of Bill Clinton's legacy (LGBT Rights)
Edition #732 The downfall of Bill Clinton's legacy Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
July 1, 2013 (2013/07/01) Possible movement in the right direction (Climate)
Edition #731 Possible movement in the right direction Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
June 28, 2013 (2013/06/28) Positive ideas and protests for change (Economics)
Edition #730 Positive ideas and protests for change Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
June 25, 2013 (2013/06/25) Bad ideas and fundamental flaws (Economics)
Edition #729 Bad ideas and fundamental flaws Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
June 21, 2013 (2013/06/21) History Lesson (Special Episode)
Edition #728.5 History Lesson Ch. 1: Special Episode Introduction Ch. 2: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell - Elliott Smith …
June 18, 2013 (2013/06/18) The creation of whiteness and its consequences (Racism)
Edition #728 The creation of whiteness and its consequences Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
June 15, 2013 (2013/06/15) Part 2: Shooting the messenger (Civil Rights and Privacy)
Edition #727 Part 2: Shooting the messenger Sign the letter against spying! https://optin.stopwatching.us Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond …
June 12, 2013 (2013/06/12) Part 1: The scandal of continuity (Civil Rights and Privacy)
Edition #726 Part 1: The scandal of continuity Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
June 9, 2013 (2013/06/09) The week of scandals (AP, IRS, Benghazi)
Edition #725 The week of scandals Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
June 6, 2013 (2013/06/06) Part 2: Who's behind our food (Food)
Edition #724 Part 2: Who's behind our food Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
June 3, 2013 (2013/06/03) Part 1: What's in our food (Food)
Edition #723 Part 1: What's in our food Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
May 31, 2013 (2013/05/31) Part 2: The mostly good news (LGBTQ Rights)
Edition #722 Part 2: The mostly good news Support EFF's plan to help save podcasting! Visit: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/05/help-save-podcasting Ch. 1: Intro …
May 28, 2013 (2013/05/28) Part 1: The mostly bad news (LGBTQ Rights)
Edition #721 Part 1: The mostly bad news Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
May 24, 2013 (2013/05/24) George W Bush library rewrites history (Conservatives)
Edition #720 George W Bush library rewrites history Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
May 21, 2013 (2013/05/21) 400 Parts Per Million (Climate/Environment)
Edition #719 400 Parts Per Million Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
May 18, 2013 (2013/05/18) Homeland Insecurity Part 2: Justice? (Police State)
Edition #718 Homeland Insecurity Part 2: Justice? Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
May 15, 2013 (2013/05/15) Homeland Insecurity Part 1: Law (Police State)
Edition #717 Homeland Insecurity Part 1: Law Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
May 12, 2013 (2013/05/12) Television media is bad at their jobs (Media)
Edition #716 Television media is bad at their jobs Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
May 9, 2013 (2013/05/09) The greatest measure of a society (Guantanamo)
Edition #715 The greatest measure of a society Visit Best.Ting.com for a $25 credit toward cell phone service or a …
May 6, 2013 (2013/05/06) The Boston Bombings Part 2: as we treat "ourselves"
Edition #714 The Boston Bombings Part 2: as we treat "ourselves" Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott …
May 2, 2013 (2013/05/02) The Boston Bombings Part 1: Treating "others"
Edition #713 The Boston Bombings Part 1: Treating "others" Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
April 29, 2013 (2013/04/29) Spills and spoils (Climate/Environment)
Edition #712 Spills and spoils Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Mind …
April 26, 2013 (2013/04/26) Part 2: Solutions, mostly bad ones (Immigration)
Edition #711 Part 2: Solutions, mostly bad ones Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
April 23, 2013 (2013/04/23) Part 1: Problems, both political and actual (Immigration)
Edition #710 Problems, both political and actual Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
April 20, 2013 (2013/04/20) The legacy of Reaganomics (Economics)
Edition #709 The legacy of Reaganomics Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
April 17, 2013 (2013/04/17) Margaret Thatcher's legacy (Special Event)
Edition #708 Margaret Thatcher's legacy Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The …
April 14, 2013 (2013/04/14) Part 2: Don't ever change (Conservatives)
Edition #707 Part 2: Don't ever change Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
April 11, 2013 (2013/04/11) Part 1: The empathy deficit (Conservatives)
Edition #706 Part 1: The empathy deficit Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
April 8, 2013 (2013/04/08) Part 2: The pundits on marriage (LGBTQ)
Edition #705 Part 2: The pundits on marriage Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
April 5, 2013 (2013/04/05) Part 1: The court on marriage (LGBTQ)
Edition #704 Part 1: The court on marriage Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
April 2, 2013 (2013/04/02) Some malicious, and some just stupid, things are said (Feminism)
Edition #703 Some malicious, and some just stupid, things are said Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott …
March 30, 2013 (2013/03/30) As we do unto others (Foreign Policy) (Reposted with new voicemails/commentary)
Edition #573 As we do unto others (Reposted with new voicemails/commentary) Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your …
March 27, 2013 (2013/03/27) 10 years already? (Foreign Policy)
Edition #702 10 years already? Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Accountability …
March 24, 2013 (2013/03/24) Part 2: In with the new Pope (Special Event)
Edition #701 Part 2: In with the new Pope Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
March 21, 2013 (2013/03/21) Part 1: Out with the old Pope (Special Event)
Edition #700 Part 1: Out with the old Pope Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
March 18, 2013 (2013/03/18) Your civil liberties are leaking (Rights)
Edition #699 Your civil liberties are leaking Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
March 15, 2013 (2013/03/15) The sad state of the GOP (Conservatives)
Edition #698 The sad state of the GOP Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
March 12, 2013 (2013/03/12) Part 2: Why we should give to the poor (Economics)
Edition #697 Part 2: Why we should give to the poor Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott …
March 9, 2013 (2013/03/09) Part 1: Why we should take from the rich (Economics)
Edition #696 Part 1: Why we should take from the rich Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott …
March 6, 2013 (2013/03/06) Our broken fundamentals (Economics)
Edition #695 Our broken fundamentals Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The …
March 3, 2013 (2013/03/03) Privilege, context and offense (Racism)
Edition #694 Privilege and context Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Jamie …
Feb. 28, 2013 (2013/02/28) Ridiculing Fox isn't just fun, it's important (Media)
Edition #693 Ridiculing Fox isn't just fun, it's important Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
Feb. 25, 2013 (2013/02/25) How the main stream media fails us (Media)
Edition #692 How the main stream media fails us Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
Feb. 22, 2013 (2013/02/22) Forward on Climate (Climate)
Edition #691 Forward on Climate Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Australia …
Feb. 19, 2013 (2013/02/19) Part 2: Drones are not the problem, they just highlight the problem (Foreign Policy)
Edition #690 Part 2: Drones are not the problem, they just highlight the problem Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A …
Feb. 16, 2013 (2013/02/16) Part 1: The new normal (Foreign Policy)
Edition #689 Part 1: The new normal Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Feb. 13, 2013 (2013/02/13) Part 2: Government is not THE problem, it just HAS problems (Economics)
Edition #688 Part 2: Government is not THE problem, it just HAS problems Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond …
Feb. 10, 2013 (2013/02/10) Part 1: Corporations are not immoral, they're amoral (Economics)
Edition #686 Part 1: Corporations are not immoral, they're amoral Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
Feb. 7, 2013 (2013/02/07) Treating people equally (Racism)
Edition #686 Treating people equally Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Are …
Feb. 4, 2013 (2013/02/04) A plea for sanity (Conservatives)
Edition #685 A plea for sanity Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Feb. 1, 2013 (2013/02/01) Arguing for equality (Gay Rights)
Edition #684 Arguing for equality Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Sex …
Jan. 29, 2013 (2013/01/29) The lesser-known histories (Gun Control)
Edition #683 The lesser-known histories Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The …
Jan. 26, 2013 (2013/01/26) The Proposals (Gun Control)
Edition #682 The Proposals Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Can Reasonable …
Jan. 23, 2013 (2013/01/23) The good, the bad and the conspiratorial (Media)
Edition #681 The good, the bad and the conspiratorial Support my fundraising plunge at bit.ly/jaysplunge Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: …
Jan. 20, 2013 (2013/01/20) Believing the unbelievable (Religion)
Edition #680 Believing the unbelievable Support my fundraising plunge at bit.ly/jaysplunge Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott …
Jan. 17, 2013 (2013/01/17) Trigger Warning (Feminism)
Edition #679 Trigger Warning Support my fundraising plunge at bit.ly/jaysplunge Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
Jan. 14, 2013 (2013/01/14) Setting records (Climate Change)
Edition #678 Setting records Support my fundraising plunge at bit.ly/jaysplunge Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
Jan. 11, 2013 (2013/01/11) America goes cliff diving (Economics)
Edition #677 America goes cliff diving Support my fundraising plunge at bit.ly/jaysplunge Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, …
Jan. 8, 2013 (2013/01/08) Time to wind it down (Foreign Policy)
Edition #676 Time to wind it down Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Jan. 5, 2013 (2013/01/05) Sandy Hook Shooting: The Sane Reaction (Gun Control)
Edition #675 Sandy Hook Shooting: The Sane Reaction Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Jan. 2, 2013 (2013/01/02) Sandy Hook Shooting: The Conservative Reaction (Gun Control)
Edition #674 Sandy Hook Shooting: The Conservative Reaction Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Dec. 29, 2012 (2012/12/29) This is Pottersville (Economics)
Edition #563 This is Pottersville Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Big …
Dec. 24, 2012 (2012/12/24) Our annual collective waste of time (War on Christmas)
Edition #559 Our annual collective waste of time Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Dec. 20, 2012 (2012/12/20) Right to Work is a lie (Labor)
Edition #673 Right to Work is a lie Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Dec. 17, 2012 (2012/12/17) Good Job America (Drug War)
Edition #672 Good Job America Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Pot …
Dec. 14, 2012 (2012/12/14) How the media is a jerk, bad and getting worse (Media)
Edition #671 How the media is a jerk, bad and getting worse Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, …
Dec. 11, 2012 (2012/12/11) Offending women (Feminism)
Edition #670 Offending women Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Limbaugh: Dems …
Dec. 8, 2012 (2012/12/08) The Climate Part 2: The powers that should be (Climate)
Edition #669 The Climate Part 2: The powers that should be Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott …
Dec. 5, 2012 (2012/12/05) The Climate Part 1: The powers that be (Climate)
Edition #668 The Climate Part 1: The powers that be Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
Dec. 2, 2012 (2012/12/02) Disrespect (Foreign Policy)
Edition #667 Disrespect Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Good Riddance, Petraeus …
Nov. 29, 2012 (2012/11/29) The Gaza Ceasefire (Foreign Policy - Israel)
Edition #666 The Gaza Ceasefire Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: 2 …
Nov. 26, 2012 (2012/11/26) Making Thelma and Louise Proud (Economics)
Edition #665 Making Thelma and Louise Proud Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Nov. 20, 2012 (2012/11/20) Schadenfreude Part 3: Forward (Elections)
Edition #664 Schadenfreude Part 3: Forward Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Nov. 17, 2012 (2012/11/17) Schadenfreude Part 2: The Blame (Elections)
Edition #663 Schadenfreude Part 2: The Blame Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Nov. 14, 2012 (2012/11/14) Schadenfreude Part 1: The Meltdown (Elections)
Edition #662 Schadenfreude Part 1: The Meltdown Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Nov. 11, 2012 (2012/11/11) Time to eat your mutant vegetables (Food)
Edition #661 Time to eat your mutant vegetables Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Nov. 8, 2012 (2012/11/08) The silver lining of political possibility (Climate)
Edition #660 The silver lining of political possibility Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Nov. 5, 2012 (2012/11/05) Listen to this on Election Day (Elections)
Edition #659 Listen to this on Election Day Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Oct. 31, 2012 (2012/11/01) Praying for Reign (Gay Rights)
Edition #658 Praying for Reign Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Pray …
Oct. 27, 2012 (2012/10/27) Maybe if we ask the plutocrats nicely (Economics)
Edition #657 Maybe if we ask the plutocrats nicely Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
Oct. 23, 2012 (2012/10/24) Abuses of power (Religion)
Edition #656 Abuses of power Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: If …
Oct. 21, 2012 (2012/10/21) Utter asininity (Media)
Edition #655 Utter asininity Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Fox News …
Oct. 17, 2012 (2012/17/10) The ick-factor on display (Foreign Policy)
Edition #654 The ick-factor on display Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Oct. 14, 2012 (2012/10/14) Protect your right to participate in this farce (Voter Suppression)
Edition #653 Protect your right to participate in this farce Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
Oct. 11, 2012 (2012/10/11) The anti-science committee (Women's Rights)
Edition #652 The anti-science committee Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: House …
Oct. 8, 2012 (2012/10/08) Doing the math (Climate)
Edition #651 Doing the math Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Nuclear …
Oct. 5, 2012 (2012/10/05) Getting in the game (Gay Rights)
Edition #650 Getting in the game Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Oct. 2, 2012 (2012/10/02) Kill the poor (Economics)
Edition #649 Kill the poor Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Forbes …
Sept. 29, 2012 (2012/09/29) Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized (Drug War)
Edition #648 Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Sept. 26, 2012 (2012/09/26) Shooting the foot that's in his mouth (Elections)
Edition #647 Shooting the foot that's in his mouth Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
Sept. 23, 2012 (2012/09/23) Support independent news (Media)
Edition #646 Support independent news Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: CNN: …
Sept. 20, 2012 (2012/09/20) The candidates race (Race and the election)
Edition #645 The candidates race Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Romney …
Sept. 17, 2012 (2012/09/17) Teachers make a goddamn difference (Education)
Edition #644 Teachers make a goddamn difference Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Sept. 14, 2012 (2012/09/14) Echoes of the past (Foreign Policy)
Edition #643 Echoes of the past Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Sept. 11, 2012 (2012/09/11) Bigotry is morally disordered and cognitively questionable (Queer Rights)
Edition #642 Bigotry is morally disordered and cognitively questionable Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
Sept. 8, 2012 (2012/09/08) Suppressing democracy (Voting Rights)
Edition #641 Suppressing democracy Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Suppression, Not …
Sept. 5, 2012 (2012/09/05) Misdirecting the economy (Economics)
Edition #640 Misdirecting the economy Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Democrats …
Sept. 2, 2012 (2012/09/02) See how deceitfully they run (GOP)
Edition #639 See how deceitfully they run Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Aug. 30, 2012 (2012/08/30) The crazy side of faith (Religion)
Edition #638 The crazy side of faith Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Aug. 27, 2012 (2012/08/27) Racism from the grassroots to the grasstops (Racism)
Edition #637 Racism from the grassroots to the grasstops Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
Aug. 24, 2012 (2012/08/24) Protecting women from their rights (Reproductive rights)
Edition #636 Protecting women from their rights Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Aug. 21, 2012 (2012/08/21) Get a load of this guy (Paul Ryan)
Edition #635 Get a load of this guy Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
Aug. 18, 2012 (2012/08/18) Live to deceive (Media)
Edition #634 Live to deceive Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: CNN's …
Aug. 15, 2012 (2012/08/15) Consider the true costs (Climate)
Edition #633 Consider the true costs Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
Aug. 12, 2012 (2012/08/12) Making the list (Foreign Policy)
Edition #632 Making the list Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Romney's …
Aug. 9, 2012 (2012/08/09) Film the Police (Police State)
Edition #631 Film the Police Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: United …
Aug. 6, 2012 (2012/08/06) Still freaking out over Obamacare (Health Care)
Edition #630 Still freaking out over Obamacare Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
Aug. 3, 2012 (2012/08/03) Cutting to the bone (Economics)
Edition #629 Cutting to the bone Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
July 31, 2012 (2012/07/31) Banksta's Paradise (Economics)
Edition #628 Banksta's Paradise Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Either Way …
July 26, 2012 (2012/07/26) It's clear who the problem is (GOP)
Edition #627 It's clear who the problem is Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
July 22, 2012 (2012/07/22) People using their imaginations (Religion)
Edition #626 People using their imaginations Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
July 19, 2012 (2012/07/19) A woman's place (Feminism)
Edition #625 A woman's place Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: GOP's …
July 16, 2012 (2012/07/16) Peeking out of the cave (Media)
Edition #624 Peeking out of the cave Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
July 13, 2012 (2012/07/13) High temperatures, tides and tempers (Climate)
Edition #623 High temperatures, tides and tempers Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
July 9, 2012 (2012/07/09) Your Plutocracy at Work (Citizens United)
Edition #622 Your Plutocracy at Work Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
July 6, 2012 (2012/07/06) The struggle to run and vote for president (Elections)
Edition #621 The struggle to run and vote for president Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
July 3, 2012 (2012/07/03) A victory for the pro-health, pro-tyranny movement (Obamacare)
Edition #620 A victory for the pro-health, pro-tyranny movement Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
June 30, 2012 (2012/06/30) Not all religious people are bigots, but these are (Gay rights)
Edition #619 Not all religious people are bigots, but these are Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott …
June 27, 2012 (2012/06/27) The turning tide (Immigration)
Edition #618 The turning tide Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Big …
June 24, 2012 (2012/06/24) How the ruling class rules (Economics)
Edition #617 How the ruling class rules Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
June 21, 2012 (2012/06/21) Oppressing the majority (War on Women)
Edition #616 Oppressing the majority Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: 'F …
June 18, 2012 (2012/06/18) Crimes against language, reason and humanity (Foreign Policy)
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June 15, 2012 (2012/06/15) Follow the Finns (Education)
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June 12, 2012 (2012/06/12) Profiles in profiling (Racism)
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June 6, 2012 (2012/06/06) The freedom you fear (Gun Control)
Edition #612 The freedom you fear Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
June 3, 2012 (2012/06/03) Corrupt, feckless and deceptive (Media)
Edition #611 Corrupt, feckless and deceptive Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
May 31, 2012 (2012/05/31) Reflection of the future across the pond (Economics)
Edition #610 Reflection of the future across the pond Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. …
May 28, 2012 (2012/05/28) The Tighter You Clench Your Fist, The Less Sand You Can Hold (Police State)
Edition #609 The Tighter You Clench Your Fist, The Less Sand You Can Hold Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A …
May 25, 2012 (2012/05/25) Get your hocus pocus correct (Religion)
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May 20, 2012 (2012/05/20) Empire Graveyard (Foreign Policy)
Edition #607 Empire Graveyard Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Curveball Comes …
May 16, 2012 (2012/05/16) It's ok to not be cynical at least for a moment (Same Sex Marriage)
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May 13, 2012 (2012/05/13) The climate of our discontent (Climate Change)
Edition #605 The climate of our discontent Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
May 10, 2012 (2012/05/10) Two ways forward (Economics)
Edition #604 Two ways forward Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: The …
May 7, 2012 (2012/05/07) State's Wrongs (State Policies)
Edition #603 State's Wrongs Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Shoot-em-up Charlie …
May 4, 2012 (2012/05/04) An examination of motivations (GOP)
Edition #602 An examination of motivations Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
May 1, 2012 (2012/05/01) Bin Laden's death anniversary group hug (Special Event)
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April 28, 2012 (2012/04/28) It shouldn't matter but it does (Racism)
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April 25, 2012 (2012/04/25) Fear of the other (Racism)
Edition #599 Fear of the other Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
April 22, 2012 (2012/04/22) The miracle of life and the prevention thereof (War on Women)
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April 19, 2012 (2012/04/19) GOP election plan to attack 53 percent of electorate (War on women)
Edition #597 GOP election plan to attack 53 percent of electorate Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott …
April 16, 2012 (2012/04/16) Al fresco brunch apocalypse (Climate)
Edition #596 Al fresco brunch apocalypse Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: …
April 13, 2012 (2012/04/13) More fruitless yet cathartic complaining about the media (Media)
Edition #595 More fruitless yet cathartic complaining about the media Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
April 10, 2012 (2012/04/10) Discrimination, oppression and civil rights (LGBTQ Rights)
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April 7, 2012 (2012/04/07) If God exists I hope he has a good excuse (Religion)
Edition #593 If God exists I hope he has a good excuse Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, …
April 4, 2012 (2012/04/04) From Wall St to Washington (Economics)
Edition #592 From Wall St to Washington Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
April 1, 2012 (2012/04/01) Unconstitutional (Police State)
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March 29, 2012 (2012/03/29) They live among us and they're normal (Religious Tolerance)
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March 26, 2012 (2012/03/26) The wrongful death of Trayvon Martin (Racism)
Edition #589 The wrongful death of Trayvon Martin Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
March 23, 2012 (2012/03/23) Smash Patriarchy (Feminism)
Edition #588 Smash Patriarchy I'm riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft Ch. 1: …
March 20, 2012 (2012/03/20) The lives and tragic deaths of media tyrants (Media)
Edition #587 The lives and tragic deaths of media tyrants I'm riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate …
March 17, 2012 (2012/03/17) The US Empire and the Ring of Power (Foreign Policy)
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March 14, 2012 (2012/03/14) If it looks, walks and quacks like a nuclear duck (Foreign Policy)
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March 11, 2012 (2012/03/11) Bullies, bad words and birth control (Limbaugh v Fluke)
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March 8, 2012 (2012/03/08) The game is rigged (Economics)
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March 5, 2012 (2012/03/05) The highly territorial subgenus of the GOP (GOP and State Policies)
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March 2, 2012 (2012/03/02) Just some of the problems (Religion)
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Feb. 28, 2012 (2012/02/28) The War on Women Part 2: Subjugation
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Feb. 25, 2012 (2012/02/25) The War on Women Part 1: Contraception
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Feb. 22, 2012 (2012/02/22) Sweater Vest Man Rises (Elections)
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Feb. 19, 2012 (2012/02/19) This episode is totally gay (LGBTTIQQ2SA Rights)
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Feb. 16, 2012 (2012/02/16) And you thought national politics was crazy (GOP State Politics)
Edition #576 And you thought national politics was crazy I'm riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. …
Feb. 13, 2012 (2012/02/13) Where the money hits the road (Climate Change)
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Feb. 10, 2012 (2012/02/10) We're all the scarecrow now (Economics)
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Feb. 7, 2012 (2012/02/07) As we do unto others (Foreign Policy)
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Feb. 4, 2012 (2012/02/04) Bad and badder (Elections)
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Jan. 31, 2012 (2012/01/31) The President said some things (State of the Union)
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Jan. 28, 2012 (2012/01/28) Stop Internet Censorship (SOPA and PIPA)
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Jan. 25, 2012 (2012/01/25) Prison Nation - Then and Now (Police State)
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Jan. 22, 2012 (2012/01/22) As the campaign rolls on (Elections)
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Jan. 19, 2012 (2012/01/19) Of the people, by the people and for the one percent (Economics)
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Jan. 16, 2012 (2012/01/16) The state of the media continues to embarrass (Media)
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Jan. 13, 2012 (2012/01/13) Choose and lose (Elections)
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Jan. 10, 2012 (2012/01/10) Basic human rights (Gay Rights)
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Jan. 7, 2012 (2012/01/07) This is Pottersville (Economics)
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Jan. 4, 2012 (2012/01/04) Occupy My Heart (Occupy Wall St Part 12)
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Jan. 1, 2012 (2012/01/01) Sorry about that (Foreign Policy)
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Dec. 29, 2011 (2011/12/29) Year of the uprising (Occupy Wall St Part 11)
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Dec. 21, 2011 (2011/12/21) Our annual collective waste of time (War on the war on Christmas)
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Dec. 17, 2011 (2011/12/17) The establishment vs the rabble at the gate (Elections)
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Dec. 14, 2011 (2011/12/14) Why we're winning (Occupy Wall St Part 10)
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Dec. 11, 2011 (2011/12/11) Keeping Wall St Occupied (Occupy Wall St Part 9)
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Dec. 8, 2011 (2011/12/08) Go to the mat for liberty or to 3rd base with the TSA (Police State)
Edition #555 Go to the mat for liberty or to 3rd base with the TSA I'm organizing a monthly Dinner …
Dec. 5, 2011 (2011/12/05) The meaning of life (Feminism Adjacent)
Edition #554 The meaning of life I'm organizing a monthly Dinner & a Movie event on the north side of …
Dec. 2, 2011 (2011/12/02) Our entire elections process is an art project (Elections)
Edition #553 Our entire elections process is an art project I'm organizing a monthly Dinner & a Movie event on …
Nov. 29, 2011 (2011/11/29) Pepper spray is a weapon, not a seasoning (Occupy Wall St Part 8)
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Nov. 23, 2011 (2011/11/23) The police are the 99 percent too (Occupy Wall St Part 7)
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Nov. 20, 2011 (2011/11/20) Advocating for selfish altruism (Economics)
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Nov. 17, 2011 (2011/11/18) Beyond the water's edge (Foreign Policy)
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Nov. 14, 2011 (2011/11/14) 20 acts in 60 minutes (Immigration)
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Nov. 11, 2011 (2011/11/11) Then they fight you (Occupy Wall St Part 6)
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Nov. 8, 2011 (2011/11/08) The whole world is, in fact, watching and taking part (Occupy Wall St. Part 5)
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Nov. 5, 2011 (2011/11/05) Excessive inequality (Economics)
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Nov. 2, 2011 (2011/11/02) Well, that's settled then (Climate Change)
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Oct. 30, 2011 (2011/10/30) The peace process (Israel)
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Oct. 27, 2011 (2011/10/27) Greed is no longer good (Occupy Wall St Part 4)
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Oct. 24, 2011 (2011/10/24) Unite like an Egyptian (Occupy Wall St Part 3)
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Oct. 21, 2011 (2011/10/21) Echoes of war (Foreign Policy)
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Oct. 18, 2011 (2011/10/18) We are the other 99 percent (Occupy Wall St Part 2)
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Oct. 15, 2011 (2011/10/15) The 99 Percent Wakes Up (Occupy Wall St Part 1)
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Oct. 12, 2011 (2011/10/12) Embarrassing pack of losers (Elections)
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Oct. 9, 2011 (2011/10/09) Give me an actual number (Troy Davis and the Death Penalty)
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Oct. 6, 2011 (2011/10/06) You are what and how you eat (Food)
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Oct. 2, 2011 (2011/10/02) As the class war rages (Economics)
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Sept. 29, 2011 (2011/09/29) The Jobs Plan (Economics)
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Sept. 26, 2011 (2011/09/26) In need of a new paradigm (Education)
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Sept. 23, 2011 (2011/09/23) Join a Moving Planet Event on Sept 24 at Moving-Planet.org (Climate)
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Sept. 20, 2011 (2011/09/20) Send in the clowns (Elections)
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Sept. 17, 2011 (2011/09/17) Going soft (Media)
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Sept. 14, 2011 (2011/09/14) At least the war on the middle class is going well (Economics)
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Sept. 11, 2011 (2011/09/11) To both mock and defend (Religion)
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Sept. 8, 2011 (2011/09/08) Perry, Bachmann and Obama (Elections)
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Sept. 5, 2011 (2011/09/05) World of Class Warfare (Economics)
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Sept. 2, 2011 (2011/09/02) Fighting to avoid game over (Climate Change)
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Aug. 30, 2011 (2011/08/30) Struggling for coverage (Health Care)
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Aug. 27, 2011 (2011/08/27) The Great Failing (Drug War)
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Aug. 23, 2011 (2011/08/23) Chipping at the patriarchy (Feminism)
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Aug. 20, 2011 (2011/08/20) If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine (Media)
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Aug. 17, 2011 (2011/08/17) The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 3 (Special Event)
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Aug. 14, 2011 (2011/08/14) Choosing among disasters (Elections)
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Aug. 11, 2011 (2011/08/11) Down the path of intolerance (Religion and Terrorism in Norway)
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Aug. 8, 2011 (2011/08/08) The rich get richer (Economics)
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Aug. 5, 2011 (2011/08/05) Can't buy me love (Elections)
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Aug. 2, 2011 (2011/08/02) The manufactured debt crisis Part 2 (Special Event)
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July 30, 2011 (2011/07/30) The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 2 (Special Event)
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July 27, 2011 (2011/07/27) The manufactured debt crisis Part 1 (Special Event)
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July 24, 2011 (2011/07/24) The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 1 (Special Event)
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July 21, 2011 (2011/07/21) The dangers of inaction (Climate Change)
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July 18, 2011 (2011/07/18) War is business (Foreign Policy)
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July 15, 2011 (2011/07/15) Too much power for anyone to have (Police State)
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