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
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)
### Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act …
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)
Edition #615 Crimes against language, reason and humanity Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
June 15, 2012 (2012/06/15) Follow the Finns (Education)
Edition #614 Follow the Finns Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Tea …
June 12, 2012 (2012/06/12) Profiles in profiling (Racism)
Edition #613 Profiles in profiling Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Attacks …
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)
Edition #608 Get your hocus pocus correct Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
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)
Edition #606 It's ok to not be cynical at least for a moment Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond …
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)
Edition #601 Bin Laden's death anniversary group hug Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
April 28, 2012 (2012/04/28) It shouldn't matter but it does (Racism)
Edition #600 It shouldn't matter but it does Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: …
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)
Edition #598 The miracle of life and the prevention thereof Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith …
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)
Edition #594 Discrimination, oppression and civil rights Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act …
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)
Edition #591 Unconstitutional Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith Ch. 2: Act 1: Anti-Occupy Law Passed …
March 29, 2012 (2012/03/29) They live among us and they're normal (Religious Tolerance)
Edition #590 They live among us and they're normal I'm riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. …
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)
Edition #586 The US Empire and the Ring of Power I'm riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate …
March 14, 2012 (2012/03/14) If it looks, walks and quacks like a nuclear duck (Foreign Policy)
Edition #585 If it looks, walks and quacks like a nuclear duck I'm riding 300 miles to raise money to …
March 11, 2012 (2012/03/11) Bullies, bad words and birth control (Limbaugh v Fluke)
Edition #584 Bullies, bad words and birth control I'm riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. Donate …
March 8, 2012 (2012/03/08) The game is rigged (Economics)
Edition #583 The game is rigged I'm riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft …
March 5, 2012 (2012/03/05) The highly territorial subgenus of the GOP (GOP and State Policies)
Edition #582 The highly territorial subgenus of the GOP I'm riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. …
March 2, 2012 (2012/03/02) Just some of the problems (Religion)
Edition #581 Just some of the problems I'm riding 300 miles to raise money to fight climate change. Donate at: …
Feb. 28, 2012 (2012/02/28) The War on Women Part 2: Subjugation
Edition #580 The War on Women Part 2: Subjugation I'm riding 300 miles to raise money for fight climate change. …
Feb. 25, 2012 (2012/02/25) The War on Women Part 1: Contraception
Edition #579 The War on Women Part 1: Contraception I'm riding 300 miles to raise money for fight climate change. …
Feb. 22, 2012 (2012/02/22) Sweater Vest Man Rises (Elections)
Edition #578 Sweater Vest Man Rises I'm riding 300 miles to raise money for fight climate change. Donate at: http://climateride.donordrive.com/participant/bestoftheleft …
Feb. 19, 2012 (2012/02/19) This episode is totally gay (LGBTTIQQ2SA Rights)
Edition #577 This episode is totally gay I'm riding 300 miles to raise money for fight climate change. Donate at: …
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)
dition #575 Where the money hits the road I'm riding 300 miles to raise money for fight climate change. Donate …
Feb. 10, 2012 (2012/02/10) We're all the scarecrow now (Economics)
Edition #574 We're all the scarecrow now Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the …
Feb. 7, 2012 (2012/02/07) As we do unto others (Foreign Policy)
Edition #573 As we do unto others Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the …
Feb. 4, 2012 (2012/02/04) Bad and badder (Elections)
Edition #572 Bad and badder Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
Jan. 31, 2012 (2012/01/31) The President said some things (State of the Union)
Edition #571 The President said some things Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the …
Jan. 28, 2012 (2012/01/28) Stop Internet Censorship (SOPA and PIPA)
Edition #570 Stop Internet Censorship Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
Jan. 25, 2012 (2012/01/25) Prison Nation - Then and Now (Police State)
Edition #569 Prison Nation - Then and Now Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join …
Jan. 22, 2012 (2012/01/22) As the campaign rolls on (Elections)
Edition #568 As the campaign rolls on Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the …
Jan. 19, 2012 (2012/01/19) Of the people, by the people and for the one percent (Economics)
Edition #567 Of the people, by the people and for the one percent Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips …
Jan. 16, 2012 (2012/01/16) The state of the media continues to embarrass (Media)
Edition #566 The state of the media continues to embarrass Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social …
Jan. 13, 2012 (2012/01/13) Choose and lose (Elections)
Edition #565 Choose and lose Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
Jan. 10, 2012 (2012/01/10) Basic human rights (Gay Rights)
Edition #564 Basic human rights Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
Jan. 7, 2012 (2012/01/07) This is Pottersville (Economics)
Edition #563 This is Pottersville Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
Jan. 4, 2012 (2012/01/04) Occupy My Heart (Occupy Wall St Part 12)
Edition #562 Occupy My Heart Act 1: Introduction and background Act 2: Occupy My Heart: A Revolutionary Christmas Carol Act …
Jan. 1, 2012 (2012/01/01) Sorry about that (Foreign Policy)
Edition #561 Sorry about that Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
Dec. 29, 2011 (2011/12/29) Year of the uprising (Occupy Wall St Part 11)
Edition #560 Year of the uprising Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
Dec. 21, 2011 (2011/12/21) Our annual collective waste of time (War on the war on Christmas)
Edition #559 Our annual collective waste of time Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join …
Dec. 17, 2011 (2011/12/17) The establishment vs the rabble at the gate (Elections)
Edition #558 The establishment vs the rabble at the gate Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social …
Dec. 14, 2011 (2011/12/14) Why we're winning (Occupy Wall St Part 10)
Edition #557 Why we're winning Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
Dec. 11, 2011 (2011/12/11) Keeping Wall St Occupied (Occupy Wall St Part 9)
Edition #556 Keeping Wall St Occupied Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
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)
Edition #552 Pepper spray is a weapon, not a seasoning Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social …
Nov. 23, 2011 (2011/11/23) The police are the 99 percent too (Occupy Wall St Part 7)
Edition #551 The police are the 99 percent too Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! …
Nov. 20, 2011 (2011/11/20) Advocating for selfish altruism (Economics)
Edition #550 Advocating for selfish altruism Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
Nov. 17, 2011 (2011/11/18) Beyond the water's edge (Foreign Policy)
Edition #549 Beyond the water's edge Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
Nov. 14, 2011 (2011/11/14) 20 acts in 60 minutes (Immigration)
Edition #548 20 acts in 60 minutes Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the …
Nov. 11, 2011 (2011/11/11) Then they fight you (Occupy Wall St Part 6)
Edition #547 Then they fight you (Occupy Wall St Part 6) Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your …
Nov. 8, 2011 (2011/11/08) The whole world is, in fact, watching and taking part (Occupy Wall St. Part 5)
Edition #546 The world is, in fact, watching and taking part Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your …
Nov. 5, 2011 (2011/11/05) Excessive inequality (Economics)
Edition #545 Excessive inequality Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act …
Nov. 2, 2011 (2011/11/02) Well, that's settled then (Climate Change)
Edition #544 Well, that's settled then Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
Oct. 30, 2011 (2011/10/30) The peace process (Israel)
Edition #543 The peace process Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
Oct. 27, 2011 (2011/10/27) Greed is no longer good (Occupy Wall St Part 4)
Edition #542 Greed is no longer good Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the …
Oct. 24, 2011 (2011/10/24) Unite like an Egyptian (Occupy Wall St Part 3)
dition #541 Unite like an Egyptian Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
Oct. 21, 2011 (2011/10/21) Echoes of war (Foreign Policy)
Edition #540 Echoes of war Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
Oct. 18, 2011 (2011/10/18) We are the other 99 percent (Occupy Wall St Part 2)
Edition #539 We are the other 99 percent (Occupy Wall St Part 2) Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips …
Oct. 15, 2011 (2011/10/15) The 99 Percent Wakes Up (Occupy Wall St Part 1)
Edition #538 The 99 Percent Wakes Up (Occupy Wall St Part 1) Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with …
Oct. 12, 2011 (2011/10/12) Embarrassing pack of losers (Elections)
Edition #537 Embarrassing pack of losers Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
Oct. 9, 2011 (2011/10/09) Give me an actual number (Troy Davis and the Death Penalty)
Edition #536 Give me an actual number Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the …
Oct. 6, 2011 (2011/10/06) You are what and how you eat (Food)
Edition #535 You are what and how you eat Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! …
Oct. 2, 2011 (2011/10/02) As the class war rages (Economics)
Edition #534 As the class war rages Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the …
Sept. 29, 2011 (2011/09/29) The Jobs Plan (Economics)
Edition #533 The Jobs Plan Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
Sept. 26, 2011 (2011/09/26) In need of a new paradigm (Education)
Edition #532 In need of a new paradigm Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join …
Sept. 23, 2011 (2011/09/23) Join a Moving Planet Event on Sept 24 at Moving-Planet.org (Climate)
Edition #531 Join a Moving Planet Event on Sept 24 at Moving-Planet.org Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with …
Sept. 20, 2011 (2011/09/20) Send in the clowns (Elections)
Edition #530 Send in the clowns Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
Sept. 17, 2011 (2011/09/17) Going soft (Media)
Edition #529 Going soft Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! Act …
Sept. 14, 2011 (2011/09/14) At least the war on the middle class is going well (Economics)
Edition #528 At least the war on the middle class is going well Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips …
Sept. 11, 2011 (2011/09/11) To both mock and defend (Religion)
Edition #527 To both mock and defend Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the …
Sept. 8, 2011 (2011/09/08) Perry, Bachmann and Obama (Elections)
Edition #526 Perry, Bachman and Obama Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
Sept. 5, 2011 (2011/09/05) World of Class Warfare (Economics)
Edition #525 World of Class Warfare Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
Sept. 2, 2011 (2011/09/02) Fighting to avoid game over (Climate Change)
Edition #524 Fighting to avoid game over Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the …
Aug. 30, 2011 (2011/08/30) Struggling for coverage (Health Care)
Edition #523 Struggling for coverage Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
Aug. 27, 2011 (2011/08/27) The Great Failing (Drug War)
Edition #522 The Great Failing Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
Aug. 23, 2011 (2011/08/23) Chipping at the patriarchy (Feminism)
Edition #521 Chipping at the patriarchy Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
Aug. 20, 2011 (2011/08/20) If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine (Media)
Edition #520 If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to …
Aug. 17, 2011 (2011/08/17) The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 3 (Special Event)
Edition #519 The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 3 Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join …
Aug. 14, 2011 (2011/08/14) Choosing among disasters (Elections)
Edition #518 Choosing among disasters Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
Aug. 11, 2011 (2011/08/11) Down the path of intolerance (Religion and Terrorism in Norway)
Edition #517 Down the path of intolerance Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the …
Aug. 8, 2011 (2011/08/08) The rich get richer (Economics)
Edition #516 The rich get richer Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
Aug. 5, 2011 (2011/08/05) Can't buy me love (Elections)
Edition #515 Can't buy me love Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
Aug. 2, 2011 (2011/08/02) The manufactured debt crisis Part 2 (Special Event)
Edition #514 The manufactured debt crisis Part 2 Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join …
July 30, 2011 (2011/07/30) The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 2 (Special Event)
Edition #513 The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 2 Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join …
July 27, 2011 (2011/07/27) The manufactured debt crisis Part 1 (Special Event)
Edition #512 The manufactured debt crisis Part 1 Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join …
July 24, 2011 (2011/07/24) The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 1 (Special Event)
Edition #511 The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 1 Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join …
July 21, 2011 (2011/07/21) The dangers of inaction (Climate Change)
Edition #510 The dangers of inaction Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
July 18, 2011 (2011/07/18) War is business (Foreign Policy)
Edition #509 War is business Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
July 15, 2011 (2011/07/15) Too much power for anyone to have (Police State)
Edition #508 Too much power for anyone to have Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! …
July 12, 2011 (2011/07/12) Laugh, cry and cheer (Gay rights)
Edition #507 Laugh, cry and cheer Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous …
July 9, 2011 (2011/07/09) 1, 2, 3, 4, I declare a class war (Economics)
Edition #506 1, 2, 3, 4, I declare a class war Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your …
July 6, 2011 (2011/07/06) Soft bigotry of low expectations (Elections)
Edition #505 Soft bigotry of low expectations Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the …
July 3, 2011 (2011/07/03) The Backfire Effects (Media)
Edition #504 The Backfire Effects Visit BestOfTheLeft.com to share your favorite clips with your social networks! Join the virtuous cycle! …
June 30, 2011 (2011/06/30) The pivot point (Foreign Policy)
Edition #503 The pivot point Act 1: Some or all of 6.6 billion dollars lost or stolen in Iraq - …
June 28, 2011 (2011/06/28) Making the connection (Climate)
Edition #502 Making the connection Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code "BEST" Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: …
June 25, 2011 (2011/06/25) Will the real moderates please stand up (Religion)
Edition #501 Will the real moderates please stand up Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code "BEST" …
June 22, 2011 (2011/06/22) Election-Related 500TH EPISODE SPECTACULAR
Edition #500! Election-Related 500TH EPISODE SPECTACULAR Act 1: Kindergarten GOP -Youth Vote - Colbert Report Song 1: Desperately Wanting - …
June 20, 2011 (2011/06/20) Deregulating and misusing the media (Media)
Edition #499 Deregulating and misusing the media Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code "BEST" Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST …
June 17, 2011 (2011/06/17) Big brother and getting bigger (Police State)
Edition #498 Big brother and getting bigger Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code "BEST" Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST …
June 14, 2011 (2011/06/14) It gets worse (2012 Elections)
Edition #497 It gets worse Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code "BEST" Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: …
June 12, 2011 (2011/06/12) Corrosive, consolidated power (Foreign Policy)
Edition #496 Corrosive consolidated power Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code "BEST" Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act 1: …
June 8, 2011 (2011/06/08) More than one way to not trust the media (Media)
Edition #495 More than one way to not trust the media Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo …
June 5, 2011 (2011/06/05) No war but class war (Economics)
Edition #494 No war but class war Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code "BEST" Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST …
June 2, 2011 (2011/06/02) Fiscal and physical health (Health Care)
Edition #493 Fiscal and physical health Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code "BEST" Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST Act …
May 30, 2011 (2011/05/30) Dumb as the fossils we burn (Energy and climate)
Edition #492 Dumb as the fossils we burn Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code "BEST" Visit …
May 27, 2011 (2011/05/27) Land of the free, home of the brave (Police State)
Edition #491 Land of the free, home of the brave Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code …
May 24, 2011 (2011/05/24) A 1-year oil spill retrospective (Oil Spill)
Edition #490 A 1-year oil spill retrospective Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code "BEST" Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST …
May 22, 2011 (2011/05/22) A broken system gears up for another round (Elections)
Edition #489 A broken system gears up for another round Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code …
May 19, 2011 (2011/05/19) Examine, critique, ridicule and defend (Religion)
Edition #488 Examine, critique, ridicule and defend Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code "BEST" Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST …
May 16, 2011 (2011/05/16) Things are complicated (Bin Laden)
Edition #487 Things are complicated Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: What we should really be …
May 13, 2011 (2011/05/13) Laden with problems, hungry for solutions (Economics)
Edition #486 Laden with problems, hungry for solutions Support the Progressive Slate! Vote every day to raise money, sign up …
May 11, 2011 (2011/05/11) Not time for a pep rally (Bin Laden)
Edition #485 Not time for a pep rally Support the Progressive Slate! Vote every day to raise money, sign up …
May 7, 2011 (2011/05/07) Our wars and their costs (Foreign Policy)
Edition #484 Our wars and their costs Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Downplaying civilian deaths …
May 4, 2011 (2011/05/04) Voter and candidate suppression (Elections)
Edition #483 Voter and candidate suppression Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the New Leaders Council! …
May 1, 2011 (2011/05/01) Oil spill anniversary and Power Shift 2011 (Environment)
Edition #482 Oil spill anniversary and Power Shift 2011 Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the …
April 28, 2011 (2011/04/28) Your body is a battleground (Feminism, mostly abortion)
Edition #481 Your body is a battleground Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: New strict anti-abortion …
April 26, 2011 (2011/04/26) The monkey is not a reference to Obama (Economics)
Edition #480 The monkey is not a reference to Obama Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support …
April 23, 2011 (2011/04/23) Unsettling settlements (Israel)
Edition #479 Unsettling settlements Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the New Leaders Council! www.bit.ly/SupportNLC Act …
April 20, 2011 (2011/04/20) Between Scylla and Charybdis (Elections 2012)
Edition #478 Between Scylla and Charybdis Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the New Leaders Council! …
April 17, 2011 (2011/04/17) Under every rock (GOP and the Koch Bros)
Edition #477 Under every rock Buy tickets for the Chicago fundraiser or donate to support the New Leaders Council! www.bit.ly/SupportNLC …
April 14, 2011 (2011/04/14) Good news for the big guys (Economics)
Edition #476 Good news for the big guys Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Bears and …
April 12, 2011 (2011/04/12) The GlennPocalypse (Media)
Edition #475 The GlennPocalypse Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: When reporters attack - Daily Show …
April 9, 2011 (2011/04/09) Our third war (Foreign Policy)
Edition #474 Our third war Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Mess O'North Africa - Daily …
April 6, 2011 (2011/04/06) They only call it class war when we fight back (Economics)
Edition #473 They only call it class war when we fight back Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft …
April 3, 2011 (2011/04/03) Some people are gay, get over it (Gay Rights)
Edition #472 Some people are gay, get over it Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Unmarried …
March 31, 2011 (2011/03/31) And it begins (Elections)
Edition #471 And it begins Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Election hangover - Slate.com Song …
March 29, 2011 (2011/03/29) The Idiots are taking over (Congress)
Edition #470 The Idiots are taking over Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Boehner's People - …
March 26, 2011 (2011/03/26) McCarthyism Redux (Religious Tolerance)
Edition #469 McCarthyism Redux Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Mistaken for Muslim - 1700% Project …
March 23, 2011 (2011/03/23) Wisconsin state workers protest Part 3
Edition #468 Wisconsin state workers protest Part 3 Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Bust in …
March 19, 2011 (2011/03/19) Media under attack from all angles (Media)
Edition #467 Media under attack from all angles Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: USA Today …
March 15, 2011 (2011/03/15) No time to lose (Climate Change)
Edition #466 No time to lose Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: McKibben/VanHollen Rally in DC …
March 12, 2011 (2011/03/12) Easing the decline (Foreign Policy)
Edition #465 Easing the decline Visit this site to support a fellow listener struggling to support his injured mother's business …
March 9, 2011 (2011/03/09) A whole show about broads (Feminism)
Edition #464 A whole show about broads Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Mother F#@kers - …
March 6, 2011 (2011/03/06) Wisconsin state workers protest Part 2
Edition #463 Wisconsin state workers protest Part 2 Donate tweets to Best of the Left! DonateYourAccount.com/BestOfTheLeft Act 1: Meet two …
March 3, 2011 (2011/03/03) Condoms, co