Go Advanced Search
 

Subscribe to this:

Podcast
Podcast
iTunes Podcast




Podcasts in These Categories

Best of the Left Podcast

Best of the Left Podcast

Product Details

Running Time
1 Hr.
Offered
Monday-Friday
User Rating
  5.0  Stars Based on 1 rating

Description

A Podcast where we play the best of talk radio on the left side of the dial. Real radio, real liberal.


People Who Liked Best of the Left Podcast Also Liked These Podcasts:
  Greg Palast Media Podcast
by Greg Palast

  RadioNation Podcast
by Marc Cooper

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

My favorite political podcast
Reviewer bluebelle51
 July 01, 2009
What I like is the blend of humor and music with a variety of clips from political reporters. It's never dull, and usually informative at the same time.

Podcast Episodes




If this Podcast isn't working, please let us know by emailing us and we will try to fix it ASAP:

Podcast Feed URL:

 Podcast Website:
http://bestoftheleftpodcast.com/

(2015/03/27) Debunking the doubters (Climate)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Fri, Mar 27, 2015


Edition #909

It seems that almost all of the progressive climate change news these days is focused on how crazy the climate change deniers are. I guess this is better than the present-both-sides attitude but it still makes me long for a future where we will just get to ignore them.
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Climate Science: What You Need To Know - It's @okaytobesmart - Air Date: 12-8-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Curious - Curious


Ch. 4: Act 2: Climate Change Denial Is Real & Man-made, Here's Undeniable Proof - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-26-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: The Scientist - Heroes


Ch. 6: Act 3: Inhofe's snowball and what the media is missing - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 3-6-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: 1901 - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix


Ch. 8: Act 4: @TassoAzevedo: Hopeful lessons from the battle to save rainforests - @TEDTalks - Air Date: 1-9-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Magalenha - Brasileiro


Ch. 10: Act 5: Climate Ch... - @OntheMedia - Air Date: 3-20-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: A Few Honest Words - Learning to Bend


Ch. 12: Act 6: GOP perspective on climate change is literally laughable - @greennewsreport - Air Date: 3-26-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Change of Time - So Runs the World Away


Ch. 14: Act 7: Florida and the media don't use the term 'Climate Change' - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 3-13-15

Ch. 15: Song 5: Open Your Eyes - Eyes Open


Ch. 16: Act 8:¬†Cap and Dividend For a Healthy Climate via @CCAN ‚ÄĒ Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 6: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 18: Act 9: We Will Destroy The Planet And Here's How - @RedactedTonight with @LeeCamp - Air Date: 01-17-15


Voicemails

Ch. 19: Down with the debtors prison - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Ch. 20: Solving inter-movement conflicts - Daniel from Albany, NY

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 21: Final comments on the ground rules for a conversation about definitions

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Cap and Dividend For a Healthy Climate via @CCAN

Take Action:

SIGN:¬†"Tell Congress: Act on Climate by Passing Cap-And-Dividend‚Ä̬†via¬†Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Visit the TAKE ACTION tab at Climate and Prosperity to volunteer or join the coalition.

Sources/further reading:

"FACT SHEET: The Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2014‚Ä̬†via¬†Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

"Cap and Dividend Bill Introduced In Congress (VIDEO)‚Ä̬†via¬†Green Action News

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 34.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/03/24) Unfair housing, unfair society (Racism)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Tue, Mar 24, 2015


Edition #908

Today we take a look at the history of housing discrimination in the US and the connection of those polices to the systemic racism and social unrest in places like Ferguson, MO
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: LBJ signs Fair Housing Act 1968

Ch. 3: Song 1: Going Home - The Talks


Ch. 4: Act 2: Fight for fair housing goes to Supreme Court - Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHPshow) - Air Date 1-25-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Discrimination - Meet Me In the Park


Ch. 6: Act 3: Nikole-Hannah Jones (@nhannahjones) & Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) on the Housing Crisis- What's Changed? - @grittv - Air Date: 9-3-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Zebra - Teen Dream


Ch. 8: Act 4: A short history of racist housing policy - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 3-15-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Modern Day Slavery - Exploring All Avenues


Ch. 10: Act 5: The economics of systemic racism - Disorderly Conduct (@Dis_Con) - Air Date: 1-18-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Something Good Can Work - Tourist History


Ch. 12: Act 6: Ferguson USA - @MumiaAbuJamal - Air Date: 3-9-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: "Middle America" - Chris Priest


Ch. 14: Act 7: The return of debtors prisons in Ferguson - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 2-10-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Powerless - The Big Picture


Ch. 16: Act 8: #KeepHousingFair via @natfairhouse - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 18: Act 9: Racist Ferguson Police Department Financially Motivated Against Blacks - @The Young Turks - Air Date: 03-07-15


Voicemails

Ch. 20: Racism and employment - Ruben from San Jose

Ch. 21: The corrective mechanism in libertarianism - Patrick from Dallas

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 22: Final comments on libertarians as snowflakes and my recent bonus episode about being a character in a dystopian future

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: #KeepHousingFair via @natfairhouse

Take Action:

Follow #KeepHousingFair through The National Fair Housing Alliance on Facebook and Twitter

Additional Activism/Resources:

CHICAGO VOTERS: the mayoral runoff election is APRIL 7. Rahm has continued harmful Daley policies, so Find Your Polling Place

READ:¬†"Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law‚Ä̬†‚ÄĒ a $1.99 Kindle Single by¬†Nikole Hannah-Jones

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 34.4 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/03/20) Propaganda and warmongering (Netanyahu and the GOP letter to Iran)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Fri, Mar 20, 2015


Edition #907

Today we take a look at how the GOP in the US is working hand-in-glove with the neoconservative Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, to derail peace negotiations and stroke war with Iran
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Why Netanyahu is Here - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 03-02-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Embarrassed - Sick of Waging War


Ch. 4: Act 2: Israeli Prime Minister Criticized For Questionable Policies - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-04-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Obnoxious - What's the Question


Ch. 6: Act 3: Netanyahu's speech and the propaganda against Iran - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 3-14-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Made to Suffer - 9 O'clock in the Afternoon


Ch. 8: Act 4: Ex-U.S. Official: With Iran Letter, "Reckless" GOP Places Middle East Hegemony over Security - @democracynow - Air Date: 3-12-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Hey Ya (Solo Version) - The Tip Jar, Vol. 1 - EP


Ch. 10: Act 5: Treason, Stunt, or Idiocy? - @onthemedia - Air Date: 3-13-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Follow The Money - The Redemption Of Zounds


Ch. 12: Act 6: John Kerry Smacks Down the #47Traitors - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-16-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Awnaw (All Hooks Up Version) - Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz


Ch. 14: Act 7: No War With Iran -- Best of the Left Activism via @ChrisMurphyCT & @MoveOn

Ch. 15: Song 7: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: Senators Face Backlash Over Letter To Iran - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-11-15


Voicemails

Ch. 18: Racism and over-policing - Ruben from San Jose

Ch. 19: Thoughts on the speech about changing the farming paradigm - Ryan from Phoenix

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on the posting of teh Storify of the Nicole Sandler Disaster of 2015

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: No War With Iran via @ChrisMurphyCT & @MoveOn

TAKE ACTION:

SIGN & Share the MoveOn.org petition The U.S. Senate should continue to give diplomacy with Iran a chance" from Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)

SIGN & Share the RootsAction and DailyKos petition: "No War With Iran"

Sources/further reading:

"The Worst Case for War With Iran You’ll Read in a Major Newspaper" by Ali Gharib at The Nation

"The Neocons Strike Back" by Paul Waldman at The American Prospect

"Barney Frank Says Netanyahu And The GOP Want War With Iran" on HuffPost LIve

"The Appalling Case for an Unnecessary War with Iran" by Daniel Larison at The American Conservative

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 34.9 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/03/17) Crushing our potential with student debt (Education)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Tue, Mar 17, 2015


Edition #906

Today we take a look at the effects of student debt, the benefits of making college free and what beyond money is needed
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Appalling: America's Senior Citizens Are Drowning in Student Debt - @majorityfm - Air Date: 09-13-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: When I Grow Up - Ghost Town - Single


Ch. 4: Act 2: EPIC: Germany Abolishes College Tuition Fees - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-04-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Look To The Future - If It 'Ay Bost, Dow Fix It!


Ch. 6: Act 3: Refusing To Pay Back Student Debt: The Movement Grows - @RedactedTonight w/@LeeCamp - Air Date: 03-10-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: I Dream Of Feudalism - I Dream Of Feudalism


Ch. 8: Act 4: Obama's Free College Plan Could Cost $60 Billion, Provide Even Bigger Economic Boost - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-23-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: So Terrible It's Terrifying - Another Early Evening


Ch. 10: Act 5: Fox Reacts To Obama's Free Community College Plan - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date: 1-23-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Closer to Free - Go Slow Down


Ch. 12: Act 6: Is it enough to make community college free? - @DecodeDC - Air Date: 2-5-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Hide Your Tears - Dexter (Soundtrack from the TV Series)


Ch. 14: Act 7:¬†Student Aid Bill of Rights via @WhiteHouse ‚ÄĒ Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: Student Debt - @LastWeekTonight with @iamjohnoliver - Air Date: 09-07-14


Ch. 17: Final comments on David Pakman's supposed "Laugh Off" and the problematic comments of Joel Salatin

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Student Aid Bill of Rights via @WhiteHouse

Take Action: 

Add your name: Student Aid Bill of Rights

Let your reps know you support the plan through ContactingTheCongress.org where you can call, email, and tweet at your representatives using the hashtag #CollegeOpportunity.

Additional Activism/Resources:

Reminder that the states have to agree to implement the president’s community college plan. Even though it would be at no cost to the states, we’ve seen republican (and even some democratic) and split state houses reject free federal money during this administration. Let your state and congressional representatives know you back a plan to make community college available to everyone who wants to attend.

Sources/further reading:

Press Release: ‚ÄúA Student Aid Bill of Rights‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúYour Weekly Address: A Student Aid Bill of Rights‚ÄĚ

"5 Reasons Not to Get a Law Degree‚Ä̬†via CBS News

"How The $1.2 Trillion College Debt Crisis Is Crippling Students, Parents And The Economy‚Ä̬†by Chris Denhart at¬†Forbes.com

"The President Proposes to Make Community College Free for Responsible Students for 2 Years‚ÄĚ

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.7 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/03/13) Personal, societal and environmental health (Food System)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Fri, Mar 13, 2015


Edition #905

Today we take a look at what we put in our bodies, how it gets there and how we could do things differently for the betterment of all
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Gabriel Cortez (@gabesoprock): Perfect Soldiers - The Bigger Picture Project (@BigPicCampaign) - Air Date: 2-5-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A


Ch. 4: Act 2: Drinking a 'Medium' Soda Per Day Can Age You As Much As Smoking - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-22-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: "Diet Coke" - Airbäg


Ch. 6: Act 3: CFC Keynote - @JoelSalatin - Polyface Farm Part 1 - @marioninstitute - Air Date: 11-5-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Garden Song - Around the Campfire


Ch. 8: Act 4: Industrial Vs Sustainable Agriculture - @FoodMythBusters - Air Date: 08-26-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: Mothers of the Night - Last Night


Ch. 10: Act 5: CFC Keynote - @JoelSalatin - Polyface Farm Part 2 - @marioninstitute - Air Date: 11-5-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Moment of Truth - Diversity


Ch. 12: Act 6: NYTimes: U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 1-26-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Down On The Farm - Dancing In The Streets


Ch. 14: Act 7:¬†Curbing #FactoryFarming via @ASPCA & @UN ‚ÄĒ Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)


Ch. 16: Act 8: You Won't Believe What Goes On At These "Farms" - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 02-22-15


Voicemails

Ch. 17: The problem with the gender binary - Ash from Washington, DC

Ch. 18: #YesAllPolice started by family member of man killed by police - Dede from Philly

Ch. 19: Libertarian on how tax money is spent - Mick from Australia

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on libertarianism's lack of a better alternative to government

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Curbing #FactoryFarming via @ASPCA & @UN

Take Action:

10 Ways You Can Fight Factory Farms via The ASPCA

Fight Factory Farming via The Humane Society

Additional Activism/Resources:

Sign: Protect Farm Animals petition from The Humane Society

Use the WorldAnimalNet directory HERE to find anti-factory farm as well as animal rescue/adoption organizations in your country, state, and city.

Sources/further reading:

"Rearing cattle produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars, UN report warns‚Ä̬†via the United Nations News Centre

Farm Animal Cruelty ‚ÄĒ ASPCA facts on factory farms

"How to Stop the Next Pandemic: End Factory Farming‚ÄĚ by¬†Thom Hartmann¬†via¬†Truthout

Watch: ‚ÄúUs & The Planet‚ÄĚ video from¬†Animals Australia¬†at¬†#MakeItPossible


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.5 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/03/10) Opt for compassion and inclusion (Transgender Rights)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Tue, Mar 10, 2015


Edition #904

Today we take a look at the path many transgender individuals must walk as well as some of the tragic outcomes that are the result of being blocked from that path
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Kristin Beck: transgender veteran spent 20-years as Navy Seal - @SexOutLoudRadio - Air Date: 12-12-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: "Me and God and Jesus - Crooked Roads Band


Ch. 4: Act 2: The complicated morality of transitioning - On Being (@Beingtweets) - Air Date: 12-11-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Le mystère de contre jour - Contre jour (Original Soundtrack)


Ch. 6: Act 3: Lingerie saved my life - A Minnesota Trans Athiest (@TransAtheistPod) - Air Date: 11-12-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Nothing Else Matters - Inquisition Symphony


Ch. 8: Act 4: The tragic, preventable death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn - @fakedansavage - Air Date: 1-6-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Reach Out I'll Be There - Essential Collection: Four Tops


Ch. 10: Act 5: Pray the Gay Away - Exposed - Laci Green (@gogreen18) - Air Date: 01-14-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: The Bathtub (feat. The Lost Bayou Ramblers) - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)


Ch. 12: Act 6: Gender Neutral Bathrooms - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 14: Act 7: Disecting trans-exclusionary radical feminism (TERFs) - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date 7-30-14


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Yelling about libertarians - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Ch. 16: Explaining misguided libertarian thinking with the BLUB paradox - Landon

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 17: Final comments on one of my favorite Douglas Adams' quotes about how people perceive the world

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Take Action:

Call and write your local alderman/city councilperson to push for local gender neutral bathroom ordinances.

Additional Activism/Resources:

TransLifeLine is a crisis hotline staffed by trans people for trans people. Contact them via Twitter and phone: US (877) 565-8860, Canada (877) 330-6366

Sources/further reading:

"INTERVIEW: The Advocate's Parker Marie Molloy on Grantland, Piers Morgan, and More‚Ä̬†at¬†The Chicagoist

"A trans advocate‚Äôs perspective on Trans 101 questions‚Ä̬†at¬†Transadvocate

"TLDEF Condemns Kentucky Bill Targeting Transgender Students for Discrimination‚Ä̬†via TransGender Legal

"No label required on West Hollywood's gender-neutral bathrooms‚Ä̬†at¬†LA Times

"Austin Makes Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Out Of All Single-Use Stalls, And Other Cities Should Take Note‚Ä̬†at¬†Bustle

"My Transgender Coming Out Story‚Ä̬†ebook by¬†Parker Mollow


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 34.2 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/03/06) Theory vs practice (Libertarianism)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Mar 07, 2015


Edition #903

Today we take a look at the asininity of the modern, American-style Libertarian movement
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: The Libertarian Platform - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 08-13-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Do What You Want - Do What You Want - EP


Ch. 4: Act 2: Libertarianism & The Purpose of Freedom - @majorityfm - Air Date: 12-24-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: "Jeremiah Johnson - Main Theme"


Ch. 6: Act 3: Libertarian 'Men With Guns' Arguments Make No Sense - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 06-21-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Celebration Guns - Set Yourself on Fire


Ch. 8: Act 4: Ayn Rand - @LastWeekTonight with @iamjohnoliver - Air Date: 9-29-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: American Greed (Dustin's Ayn Rand Remix) - American Greed (Remixes) - EP


Ch. 10: Act 5: Republican Makes the Case for Libertarianism: Restaurant Workers Should NOT Have to Wash Their Hands - @majorityfm - Air Date: 02-05-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: The Idiots Are Taking Over - The War On Errorism


Ch. 12: Act 6: Libertarianism Capitalism Killed My Best Friend - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 08-14-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: Cancer - The Black Parade


Ch. 14: Act 7: The myth of meritocracy - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 1-5-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Revolution (Human Need Over Profit) - Tha People's Music


Ch. 16: Act 8: Tree Hugging Libertarians Unknowingly Buys Pieces Of Chilean Hell - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-18-14


Voicemails

Ch. 18: Thoughts on addition to things other than drugs - Jay from Jackson Hole, WY

Ch. 19: Don't downplay the severity of addiction - Chris from Colorado Springs

Ch. 20: Dismantling the default - Melissa from New York

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 21: Final comments on intersectionality and the language of inclusivity

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.9 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/03/03) The P Word (Racism) - Rerun

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Mar 04, 2015


Edition #850

Today we hammer home the details about white privilege once and for all so that there will never be any further confusion about it ever
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Fox News Reporter: Obama and Holder Being Black is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Them - @majorityfm - Air Date: 04-15-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Know Your History - Our Darkest Days


Ch. 4: Act 2: Bill O'Reilly Denies Having White Privilege - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-16-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Perpetuum Mobile - Preludes, Airs and Yodels (A Penguin Cafe Primer)


Ch. 6: Act 3: Danielle Lee (@DNLee5): Working twice as hard - @story_collider - Air Date: 12-9-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: Unknown


Ch. 8: Act 4: Same Behavior, Different Treatment - @radio_dispatch - Air Date 4-2-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Pants on the ground - Neil Young


Ch. 10: Act 5: Why Are Black Preschoolers Being Suspended Far More Than Their White Classmates? - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 07-26-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Everyone's a Little Bit Racist - Avenue Q (Original Broadway Cast Recording)


Ch. 12: Act 6: White Supremacy and the Central Park 5 - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 6-25-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: The Youth - Oracular Spectacular


Ch. 14: Act 7: Caller: White People Don't Understand White Privilege - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 06-26-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: A Change Is Gonna Come - Learning to Bend


Ch. 16: Act 8: Denice Frohman - 1-800-White Man Privilege Hotline - Button Poetry - Air Date: 04-28-14


Ch. 17: Final comments opening up for #askawhitefeminist questions on intersectional feminism

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 30.6 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/02/27) Rethinking the fundamentals of drugs and addiction (Drug War)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Feb 28, 2015


Edition #902

Today we take a look at not only the destructive forces at work within the drug war but also look deeper at the causes of addiction and drug abuse that could change all of your preconceived notions on the topic and maybe even our society as a whole
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991
 

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1:¬†Drug War Alternatives That Work ¬ē Overcriminalized #2- Substance Abuse ¬ē- @bravenewfilms - Air Date: 10-9-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Once There Was a Hushpuppy - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)


Ch. 4: Act 2: Tracking cars movements in real time as part of the DEA drug war - Le Show (@theharryshearer) - Air Date: 2-1-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Don’t Worry, We'll Be Watching You - Making Mirrors


Ch. 6: Act 3: DC mayor stands up for voters on legal pot, defies congressional GOP - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 2-26-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Gateway Drug - Dancing In The Streets


Ch. 8: Act 4: Challenge everything you know about drugs - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 03-05-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Big Mistake - Fair Ain't Fair


Ch. 10: Act 5: Johann Hari (@johannhari101): Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong Part 1 - @democracynow - Air Date: 2-4-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Strange Fruit (1939 Single Version) - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billie Holiday


Ch. 12: Act 6: Poverty drives the demand for opiates - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 11-17-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Poverty (Single Stereo) - That Did It! - The Duke Recordings, Vol. 3


Ch. 14: Act 7: Johann Hari (@johannhari101): Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong Part 2 - @democracynow - Air Date: 2-4-15


Voicemails

Ch. 16: Women should get paid the same even if they're away from work for a period - Caleb from Austin, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 18: Final comments telling the story of the pile of shit Patricia Arquette stepped in and the aftermath

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.3 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/02/24) The wealth divide and the crumbling bridge across it (Economics)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Feb 25, 2015


Edition #901

Today we take a look at the extreme wealth inequality that’s plaguing our nation, the insufficient attempts to correct the problem as well as it’s underlying causes
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1:¬†The bootstraps myth and The American Dream‚ĄĘ - @DecodeDC - Air Date: 1-8-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Decode DC Theme Song


Ch. 4: Act 2: .@NickHanauer on inequality - @TEDTalks - Air Date: March 2012

Ch. 5: Song 2: "RazorWire" - Chris Priest


Ch. 6: Act 3: Wealth Gap - @LastWeekTonight with @iamjohnoliver - Air Date: 7-13-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Heads You Win, Tails I Lose - Surfin' Safari (2001 - Remaster)


Ch. 8: Act 4: Yes, the budget grows and for good reason - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 2-6-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: One Way Street - I Can't Stand the Rain


Ch. 10: Act 5: Can Democrats Stop Republican Social Security Change? - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-25-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: I Wish I Knew (Logo Remix) - Gildas Kitsuné Season's Greetings Mix (The Merry Christmas Edition)


Ch. 12: Act 6: Whats With Politicians Fetishizing About Cutting Social Security? - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-07-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Out of Touch - The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates (Remastered)


Ch. 14: Act 7: Bolstering Unemployment Benefits with the 2016 Budget via @WhiteHouse - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: Give jobs, not welfare - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 1-5-15


Voicemails

Ch. 17: The impact of the TPP on marginalized communities - Chrissie from Kansas

Ch. 18: Endorsing choice for vaccinations - Jeff from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 19: The 25% gender wage gap doesn't take hours worked into consideration - Tod from California

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments Part 1: Responding to Jeff from Cleveland about vaccines

Ch. 21: Final comments Part 2: Responding to Tod from California about the gender wage and wealth gaps

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Bolstering Unemployment Benefits with the 2016 Budget via @WhiteHouse

Take Action:

Let the White House know you support the unemployment provisions of the 2016 budget via phone (202-456-1111), email/mail and via Twitter to @WhiteHouse and @BarackObama

Use ContactingTheCongress to let your reps know you expect them to publicly support the unemployment plan.

Sources/further reading:

Fiscal Year 2016 Budget of the U.S/ Government via The White House

"Obama's Budget Proposes a Major Overhaul of Unemployment Insurance‚Ä̬†by¬†Danny Vinik¬†at¬†The New Republic

"Right-Wing Media Use Flawed Study To Attack Unemployment Benefits‚Ä̬†by Rachel Calvert at¬†Media Matters for America

"U.S. jobless claims fall as labor market gains momentum‚Ä̬†by Lucia Mutikani at¬†Reuters

"Conservatives Cheer Research Saying Cuts To Unemployment Benefits Helped The Economy‚Ä̬†by¬†Arthur Delaney¬†at¬†HuffPo

"Obama Budget Signals End Of Austerity, Return Of Sanity‚Ä̬†by¬†Dave Johnson¬†at¬†Common Dreams

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 36.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/02/20) Stuff we shouldn’t have to explain anymore (Feminism)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Feb 21, 2015


Edition #900

Today we get some reminders about what feminism is and what is isn’t, plus make an effort to explain the pay gap in ways that, at long last, everyone can understand
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Explaining the gender pay gap - Workplace Gender Equality Agency (@WGEAgency) - Air Date: 08-07-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Compensation - Spotlite Series - 'Mainline' and 'Casino' Records, Vol. 1


Ch. 4: Act 2: Microsoft CEO: Don't Ask For A Raise, Trust Karma - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 10-14-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Apology - Back Sides


Ch. 6: Act 3: Does sexism hurt men? - Laci Green (@gogreen18) - Air Date: 11-14-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Sunday Morning - Tragic Kingdom


Ch. 8: Act 4: Firing Women for Breastfeeding Not Sexist Since Some Men Lactate - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 02-05-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Discrimination - Meet Me In the Park


Ch. 10: Act 5: Talking While Female - @NPR - Air Date: 10-24-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Young and Beautiful - Twist Is the New Twerk


Ch. 12: Act 6: There's More to the Story of the Shrinking Pay Gap - @PewResearch Center - Air Date: 1-9-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: inequality - What'z Next


Ch. 14: Act 7: The difference between Europe and the US on women in the workforce - Economic Update w/@profwolff - Air Date: 12-22-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Self Inflicted - One of the Boys


Ch. 16: Act 8: What Your Boobs Say About You - Stuff Mom Never Told You (@MomStuffPodcast) - Air Date: 11-28-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Science Riot Girls Song 8 - My Smart Hands


Ch. 18: Act 9: Women Are Bad At Negotiating - @planetmoney - Air Date 3-28-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: House of Cards Main Title Theme - House of Cards (Music From the Netflix Original Series)


Ch. 20: Act 10: #EqualPayDay (4/14/2015)- Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 10: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 22: Act 11: #MenimistTwitter + Anti- Feminism - @kat_blaque - Air Date: 11-12-14


Voicemails

Ch. 23: Money should go to finding the causes of autism - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 24: If you give people the option to be stupid, lots of them will - Tyler from Kentucky

Ch. 25: Anti-vaxxers are truthers, birthers and grassy knoll types - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 26: Final comments on why some women are opposed to feminism

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: #EqualPayDay (4/14/2015)

Take Action:

Wear red on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 for #EqualPayDay.

Visit the ‚ÄúWhat You Can Do‚ÄĚ tab at¬†PayEquity.org¬†to track legislation, contact Congress, form a wage club, or do an equality audit of your business.

Sources/further reading:

Wage Gap Fact Sheet via Institute for Women's Policy Research

Equal Pay and the Wage Gap via National Women's Law Center (NWLC)

"Women Can't Afford to Celebrate Equal Pay Day‚Ä̬†by¬†Margaret Carlson¬†at¬†Bloomberg View

"For African-American Women‚ÄĒand All Women‚ÄĒLet‚Äôs Make Every Day Equal Pay Day‚Ä̬†by¬†Stephanie Schriock¬†and¬†Rep. Terri Sewell¬†at¬†The Root

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.7 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/02/17) Work still to be done (LGBTQ Rights)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Feb 18, 2015


Edition #899

Today we take a look at the fact that marriage equality is sweeping the nation and yet it’s clear to see that we still have a long way to go to establish full equality in all aspects
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Details on the march through the courts of marriage equality - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 2-10-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: The New SF Bay Blues - Small Town Heroes


Ch. 4: Act 2: Iain Lee and Justin Dealey experience homophobic abuse - BBC Three Counties Radio - Air Date: 01-07-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Surprise - The Odd Couple


Ch. 6: Act 3: Republicans Lose Their Boner For Gay Marriage - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-08-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Words Are Seeds - Country Boys in the City


Ch. 8: Act 4: Gay Panic Legal Defense Outlawed in California - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 09-30-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: The Body Electric - Small Town Heroes


Ch. 10: Act 5: Nondescrimination ban in Kansas was just rescinded - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 2-12-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: "The Asshole Song" - Jimmy Buffett


Ch. 12: Act 6: This is the backlash to marriage equality success - @fakedansavage - Air Date: 2-17-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Love To Watch You Go - Country Boys in the City


Ch. 14: Act 7: The March to Full Marriage Equality Continues with @MEUSA - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: .@ashbeckham: Owning your duality - @TEDx - Air Date: 11-20-14


Voicemails

Ch. 18: People get very emotional about food choices - Clara from Brooklyn, NY

Ch. 19: Thoughts on reducetarians - Kelly from California

Ch. 20: A nurse on vaccinations - Raven from Louisville, KY

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 21: Final comments on my bad idea to conduct the two biggest conversations of the year simultaneously

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: The March to Full Marriage Equality Continues with @MEUSA

Take Action:

Help finish off the fight for full marriage equality & track state-level discriminatory legislation at: MarriageEquality.org

Join Marriage Equality USA and Equality Kansas fight Governor Brownback’s discriminatory executive action by calling the state capitol at 877-579-6757 and posting messages on Facebook and Twitter

Sources/further reading:

U.S. map of marriage equality via Freedom To Marry

"Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill Allowing LGBT Discrimination‚Ä̬†by¬†Dominic Holden

"Governor Brownback Cancels LGBT State Employee Protections‚Ä̬†via¬†Equality Kansas

"In Kansas, the governor is rolling back tolerance‚Ä̬†by¬†The Washington Post¬†editorial board

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.8 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/02/13) Ignorance and fear sending us backwards (Vaccinations)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Feb 14, 2015


Edition #898

I can’t even believe that this is a thing. The anti-science sentiments march on in this country and they’re putting us all at risk of a resurgence of eradicated diseases
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Vaccines Don't Cause Autism: Healthcare Triage #12 - @HCTriage - Air Date: 01-19-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Fraud - Once a Jolly Swagman, Always a Jolly Swagman


Ch. 4: Act 2: On the Anti-Vax Non-troversy - @onthemedia - Air Date: 2-6-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Chorus of Fools - Chorus of Fools - Single


Ch. 6: Act 3: Anti-vaxxer Californians start a new measles outbreak at Disneyland - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 2-3-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Rebuild - We Are Rising


Ch. 8: Act 4: Myth: Vaccine Deniers Are All Hippie Liberals - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 02-01-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: "Fear is a villain" by Theo Bard


Ch. 10: Act 5: The Dangerous Arrogance of the Anti-Vaxxers - @majorityfm - Air Date: 02-04-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: F**k You - True North


Ch. 12: Act 6: Vaccines: How to Avoid Killing and Maiming Children - @MarkFiore's Animation - Air Date: 02-10-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: "Mitch Benn's song to Anti-Vaxer parents - The Now Show - Air Date: 2-6-15"


Ch. 14: Act 7: GOP vaccination fuss suggests politics at play - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 2-5-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Dumb Ways to Die - Dumb Ways to Die - Single


Ch. 16: Act 8: Fighting the Anti-Vaxxer Movement with @Voices4Vaccines - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)


Ch. 18: Act 9: Vaccines are for the Public Good - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-03-15


Voicemails

Ch. 20: If it's within your means then you should change - Nick from Cincinnati

Ch. 21: Advice on making vegitarianism easy - Dave from Olympia, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 22: Final comments on food choice and vaccination voicemails

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Fighting the Anti-Vaxxer Movement with @Voices4Vaccines

Take Action:

Use the resources at: Voices For Vaccines

Follow Voices For Vaccines on Twitter and Facebook.

Find out more about the adult pertussis vaccination at: AdultVaccination.org

Sources/further reading:

"A Polio Survivor‚Äôs Plea: Vaccinate Your Children‚Ä̬†by¬†Minda Dentler¬†at¬†Time.com

"Anti-Vaxxers Brought Measles to the Happiest Place on Earth: A measles outbreak has sickened 70 people at Disneyland, and could be the spark that brings the once-eradicated disease back in force.‚Ä̬†by¬†Russell Saunders¬†at¬†The Daily Beast

"Your feelings about vaccines don't trump another child's medical reality‚Ä̬†by¬†Jessica Valenti¬†at¬†The Guardian

"Elizabeth Warren Asks Questions About Vaccines, Gets Shocking Answers‚Ä̬†by¬†Kaili Joy Gray¬†at¬†Wonkette

"Dear anti-vaxxers: Stop using autism as a bogeyman‚Ä̬†by¬†Maria Mora¬†at¬†SheKnows

"I Didn‚Äôt Vaccinate My Child‚ÄĒAnd I Regret It: How I finally discovered that vaccinating your kids is the right thing to do.‚Ä̬†by¬†Sally Kohn

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.5 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/02/10) Economics disguised as politics (Cuba and Greece)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Feb 11, 2015


Edition #897

Today we take a look at the major new stories involving a couple of small countries dealing with their much-larger neighbors
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Major Shift In US-Cuba Relations - Trade, Diplomacy To Flow - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-18-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Cuba - Cuba


Ch. 4: Act 2: Cuba: America Finally Waking from the Nixon Fog - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-17-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Richard Nixon - The American Song-Poem Anthology - Do You Know the Difference Between Big Wood and Brush?


Ch. 6: Act 3: The media responds to normalized relations with Cuba - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 12-19-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Too Rude - Bright Side of Life (Bonus Track Version)


Ch. 8: Act 4: The economic implications of normalizing relations with Cuba - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 12-22-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Going Down to Cuba - Time the Conqueror


Ch. 10: Act 5: Mark Weisbrot on Greek Elections as a response to economic crisis - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 1-30-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Blame (feat. John Newman) - Motion


Ch. 12: Act 6: Media Miss Half the Story of The Greek Election - The F Word with @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 1-27-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Greece - National Anthems (Anthems World)


Ch. 14: Act 7: Germany's double standard on Greece's debt - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 2-1-15


Voicemails

Ch. 16: Asking for vegitarianism is too big of an ask - Scott from Sacramento

Ch. 17: Thoughts on why I still eat meat - Chris from Colorado Springs

Ch. 18: Inertia and customs - Bill in Northern Illinois

Ch. 19: Collective action is more effective than voluntary action - Julie in Brooklyn

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on the conversation on food choices and results from the listener survey

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 32.8 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/02/06) Resisting global corporate takeover (Trans-Pacific Partnership)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Feb 07, 2015


Edition #896

Today we take a look at what the TPP is all about, why it’s being negotiated in total secrecy and why we need to resist it
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Robert Reich takes on the Trans-Pacific Partnership - @MoveOn - AIr Date: 1-29-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Say It Loud - Invincible


Ch. 4: Act 2: Wikileaks TPP Revelations Prove US in "Left Field" With Trade Deal - @TheRealNews Network - Air Date: 12-15-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Sound of Defeat - Sound of Defeat - EP


Ch. 6: Act 3: Obama Pushes TPP Passage to World Leaders - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-14-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: What Difference Does It Make? - The Smiths (Remastered By Johnny Marr)


Ch. 8: Act 4: Lori Wallach (@WallachLori) on Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 11-29-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Revolt - Strong Words for Strong People


Ch. 10: Act 5: Jeff Abbott on CAFTA and the TPP - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 2-2-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Talkback - Now Then...


Ch. 12: Act 6:¬†Stop Fast Track of TransPacific Partnership via @MoveOn ‚ÄĒ Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 14: Act 7: The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date: 2-21-14


Voicemails

Ch. 16: Thoughts on Charlie Hebdo and freedom of speech - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Ch. 17: The effects of animal agrigulture - Kate

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 18: Final comments

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Stop Fast Track of TransPacific Partnership via @MoveOn

Update!

Obama administration asks for fast tracking of TPP:¬†"Democrats oppose Obama's demand for fast-tracking Pacific trade deal‚Ä̬†by¬†Siri Srinivas¬†at¬†The Guardian

Follow-up/new Action!

SIGN: Tell Congress: We Can't Afford to Outsource More Jobs via MoveOn.org and the CWA

Sources/further reading:

"NAFTA on Steroids: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would grant enormous new powers to corporations, is a massive assault on democracy‚Ä̬†by¬†Lori Wallach¬†at¬†The Nation

"The Top Secret Deal Between 11 Countries That Will Affect Your Life" - MOC #186¬†‚ÄĒ¬†Lee Camp

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 35.5 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/02/03) Living like the world is ending (Climate)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Feb 04, 2015


Edition #895

Today we check in with our crumbling ecological system and the fastest-growing movement of it’s kind that’s facing off against the fossil fuel companies
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991
 

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: The Children’s Climate Crusade - @billmoyersHQ and Company - Air Date: 1-1-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: The Sea Is Rising - Flying Colours


Ch. 4: Act 2: Climate change undermines all conservative principles - @LeeCamp - Air Date: 1-7-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: "The Day the World Came Together" - @350.org


Ch. 6: Act 3: Reporting on the hottest years on record - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 1-23-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Banking On a Myth - The Mysterious Production of Eggs


Ch. 8: Act 4: 2014 Hottest Year Since Records Began, Earth Officially Melting - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 01-17-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Spring Came, Rain Fell - Spring Came, Rain Fell


Ch. 10: Act 5: The economic consequinces of the drop in price for oil - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 12-22-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: A System - Inside Open Wide


Ch. 12: Act 6: Global Divestment Day is February 13, 2015 - @350.org

Ch. 13: Song 6: Something Good Can Work - Tourist History


Ch. 14: Act 7: Global Divestment Day via @350 - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: CFC Keynote - Jay O'Hara: Living like the world is ending - @marioninstitute - Air Date: 11-5-14


Voicemails

Ch. 18: A cop talks about how and why they shoot - Geoff from Florida

Ch. 19: The theory of "thugs" is flawed - Ruben from San Jose

Ch. 20: Thoughts on Ghostbusters and the wage gap - Jill from San Francisco

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 21: Final comments on why women are crappy at negotiating their salaries

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Global Divestment Day via @350

Take Action:

JOIN with 350.org for Global Divestment Day February 13th

Additional Activism/Resources:

Add your name to @NRDC‚Äôs letter:¬†‚ÄúTell President Obama You Stand Behind His Veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline!‚ÄĚ

Sources/further reading:

"US House passes Keystone pipeline bill‚Ä̬†at¬†AlJazeera

"Senate Passes Keystone Bill‚Ä̬†by¬†Alex Rogers¬†at¬†Time.com

"White House Confirms Obama Will Veto TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline‚Ä̬†by¬†Carol Linnitt¬†at¬†DesmogBlog

"The New School Submits Bold Plan to Tackle Climate Change‚Ä̬†at¬†The New School

"Pope Francis plants a flag in the ground on climate change‚Ä̬†by Dr. John Abraham at¬†The Guardian

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 34.6 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/01/30) Dispelling the selective memory of Dr. Martin Luther King

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Jan 31, 2015


Edition #894

Today we take a look at the legacy of Martin Luther King as it was taught to us and fill in the gaps that were left out. Turns out it was no accident those gaps were left in the first place.
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991
 

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: An except from a lost MLK speech - @democracynow - Air Date: 1-19-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: We Shall Overcome - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions


Ch. 4: Act 2: MLK Day Should be for Everyone - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-20-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Like a King - Welcome to the Cruel World


Ch. 6: Act 3: Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You've Probably Never Heard Before - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-20-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: By the Time I Get to Arizona - Power to the People & the Beats - Public Enemy's Greatest Hits


Ch. 8: Act 4: Rev. Madison Shockley on the black liberation theology of MLK - @truthdig Radio - Air Date: 1-16-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Glory (From the Motion Picture "Selma") - Glory (From the Motion Picture "Selma") - Single


Ch. 10: Act 5: Movement Building and the Importance of Youth - Tim Wise - Air Date: 12-5-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: A Dream - Freedom Writers


Ch. 12: Act 6: Demand Congress Address Civil and Human Rights via @civilrightsorg - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 14: Act 7: Gary Younge, author of 'The Speech' with MLK - @Making_Contact - Air Date: 1-13-15


Voicemails

Ch. 16: Encouraging women to speak about their experiences with abortion - Zoe from Durham, NC

Ch. 17: This American Life did a segment on Vocal Fry - Ruben from San Jose

Ch. 18: Thoughts on the impermanence of "culture" - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 19: Final comments on the invention of racism by the powerful to divide the powerless

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Demand Congress Address Civil and Human Rights via @civilrightsorg

Take Action:

Add your name: Congress Must Address Civil and Human Rights Priorities in 2015 via The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Additional Activism/Resources:

Go. See. Selma. Find listings HERE

Sources/further reading:

"Will Justice Scalia Be the Savior of the Fair Housing Act?‚Ä̬†at ACLU.org

"Civil and Human Rights Coalition Troubled by Deletion of ‚ÄúCivil Rights and Human Rights‚ÄĚ from Senate Constitution Subcommittee‚Ä̬†press release from The Leadership Conference

‚ÄúYes, The Oscars Are So White, And Here‚Äôs Why That Matters‚Ä̬†at¬†MTV.com

#OscarsSoWhite via @ReignOfApril

‚ÄĚAva DuVernay:¬†‚ÄėSelma‚Äô Is the ‚ÄėVision of a Black Storyteller Undiluted‚Äô‚Ä̬†by¬†Mychal Denzel Smith¬†at¬†The Nation

"Congress Will Be in Session Longer Next Year. Will It Make a Difference?‚Ä̬†by¬†Kate Scanlon¬†at¬†The Daily Signal

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 34.5 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/01/27) Bringing harm, one patriarchal policy at a time (Abortion Rights)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Jan 28, 2015


Edition #893

Today we take the actual harm caused by restrictive abortion policies and some ways to reframe the debate
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991
 

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Can Abortions Save Lives? - @testtube - Air Date: 1-6-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: A Girl, A Boy, and a Graveyard - The Reluctant Graveyard


Ch. 4: Act 2: Right-Wing Policies Are Literally Killing Women - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-17-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Nothing Else Matters - Inquisition Symphony


Ch. 6: Act 3: @KathaPollitt: on the history of abortion rights in America - Diane Rehm Show (@drshow) - Air Date: 10-8-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Patriarchy Over & Out - Patriarchy Over & Out - EP


Ch. 8: Act 4: Safe And Legal Abortions Difficult By Design - @fakedansavage - Air Date 9-16-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Shame - Emotionalism (Bonus Track Version)


Ch. 10: Act 5: We would really like some control over your uterus - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 1-13-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Liberty - Frontiers


Ch. 12: Act 6: States Continue Push To Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks - @JenniferLudden on @NPR - Air Date: 1-22-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: The Thing That Made You - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)


Ch. 14: Act 7: Republican women revolt against abortion ban - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 1-22-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Mondo '77 (feat. Francis MacDonald) - Vanilla Sky (Music from the Motion Picture)


Ch. 16: Act 8: End Abortion Coverage Bans - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 18: Act 9: @KathaPollitt reads from her book Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights - @Politics_Prose - Air Date: 10-31-14


Voicemails

Ch. 20: No problem with teaching comparitive religion - Trey from Corvallis

Ch. 21: Privacy laws also protect the already-powerful - Dave from Canada

Ch. 22: One reason why the police shoot to kill - Neil

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 23: Final comments on why cops are trained to shoot to kill and a reminder to nominate BotL in the Best Produced category at PodcastAwards.com

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: End Abortion Coverage Bans

Take Action:

Track H.R.7 via GovTrack.us and use Contacting the Congress to tell your Senators to vote NO when H.R.7 comes to the Senate.

SIGN All* Above All’s letter opposing the Hyde Amendment on the 2016 budget: End Abortion Coverage Bans Now!

Additional Activism/Resources:

SIGN NARAL Pro-Choice America’s petitions to the 114th Congress:

‚ÄĚAsk the Republican Leaders: Where Are The Women?‚ÄĚ

‚ÄĚAnti-Choice Politicians Don‚Äôt Speak For Me

Sources/further reading:

See who the H.R.7 co-sponsors were:¬†Congressional Bill Tracker ‚ÄĒ H.R.7

"New Year, Same as the Old Year? 2015 Reproductive Rights Preview‚Ä̬†by¬†Katie Klabusich¬†at¬†Truthout

"Roe Should Be a Reality for All, Not Just for a Wealthy Few‚Ä̬†by¬†Heidi Williamson¬†at¬†TalkPoverty.org

"Congress Rejected A 20-Week Abortion Ban, But These States Didn‚Äôt‚Ä̬†by¬†Tara Culp-Ressler¬†at¬†ThinkProgress

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.3 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/01/23) Fearing and hating what we don’t understand (Religion)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Jan 24, 2015


Edition #892

Today we take a look at the propaganda we’re fed to convince us that muslims are dangerous and examine why it’s bullshit
 
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991
 

Support The Good Fight's Kickstarter!

 

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Violence and Muslims - @DecodeDC - Air Date: 1-9-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Dig Down Deep - Dig Down Deep (Bonus Track Version)


Ch. 4: Act 2: Study: Religious Extremism is the Main Cause of Terrorism - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-20-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Tobacco Road - Tobacco Road


Ch. 6: Act 3: Islam isn't more bizarre than Christianity, it's just less familiar to us - @truthdig Radio - Air Date: 1-16-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Perpetuum Mobile - Preludes, Airs and Yodels (A Penguin Cafe Primer)


Ch. 8: Act 4: Countering Radical Islam - @onthemedia - Air Date: 1-16-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Gerudo Valley (From "Ocarina of Time") - Melodies of Hyrule: Music from "the Legend of Zelda"


Ch. 10: Act 5: 'American Sniper' Bashed As Pro-War Anti-Muslim Propaganda - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-22-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac: Greatest Hits


Ch. 12: Act 6: Slain Muslim Cop’s Brother Delivers A Eulogy All Must Hear - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-13-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Porcelain - Play & Play: B Sides


Ch. 14: Act 7: Add the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to the Census via @ACCESS1971 & @NNAAC - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace. - @ZakEbrahim on @TEDTalks - Air Date: 9-9-14


Voicemails

Ch. 18: Cutting through the cloud of BS - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 19: Tired of fighting racism - Xena from New York

Ch. 20: Activism segments are valuable and the government's divine right to kill - Erin from Philadelphia

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 21: Final comments on PodcastAwards.com and the Kickstarter for The Good Fight with Ben Wikler

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Add the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to the Census via @ACCESS1971 & @NNAAC

Take Action:

Leave a positive comment by February 1 to support adding the MENA region to the Census

Sources/further reading:

‚ÄĚLinda Sarsour¬†speaks to MEMO about Islamophobia in America‚ÄĚ

"Radio Dispatch Live with Linda Sarsour and Vince Warren‚Ä̬†on¬†Radio Dispatch

"For Republicans, Muslims Will Be the Gays of 2016‚Ä̬†by¬†Dean Obeidallah¬†at¬†The Daily Beast

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 34.9 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/01/20) Freedom, terrorism and where we stand (Charlie Hebdo)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Jan 21, 2015


Edition #891
Today we take a look at the terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, including the hypocrisies, the missed points and a reassessment of the place of non-muslims in the War on Islamic Extremism‚ĄĘ
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Paris Shooting: At Least 11 Dead in Terror Attack - Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) - Air Date: 01-07-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: "Paris" - Dido


Ch. 4: Act 2: France Rises For Freedom & The World Rises With Them - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-13-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: We Stand As One - Occupy This Album


Ch. 6: Act 3: The possible motivations behind the Charlie Hebdo attacks - @truthdig Radio - Air Date: 1-9-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: From Finner - My Head Is An Animal


Ch. 8: Act 4: Calls for press freedom highlights the hypocrisy of world leaders - @democracynow - Air Date: 1-12-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Standing - Empires


Ch. 10: Act 5: The French government is looking for more power in response to terrorist attack - Le Show (@theharryshearer) - AIr Date: 1-11-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Cheer Up, Charlie - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) [25th Anniversary Edition]


Ch. 12: Act 6: Don't miss the bigger picture of the conversation on free speech - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 1-9-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Power of Words - Conversations With Shepherds, Sheep, Guinea Pigs and Monkeys: Nursery Rhymes for the Underfed Mind Vol I


Ch. 14: Act 7: We Believe in Free Speech, No Really! - John Mill - Air Date: 1-15-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Say What You Mean - Change of Scenery


Ch. 16: Act 8: Understanding free speech and what drives terrorism - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 1-18-15

Ch. 17: Song 8: And It Spread - I and Love and You


Ch. 18: Act 9: How societies wrongly react to terrorist attacks - @democracynow - Air Date: 1-12-15

Ch. 19: Song 9: Catalog & Classify - Tiger Banana


Ch. 20: Act 10: We need to understand our place in the conflict with Islamic extremism - @dccommonsense - Air Date: 1-18-15


Ch. 21: Final comments on the nature of Satire

Ch. 21.1:  Giving Charlie Hebdo a pass on racism because they're from the left - @truthdig Radio - Air Date: 1-9-15

Ch. 21.2:  Examining satire at Charlie Hebdo - @Jimmy_Dore Show - Air Date: 1-16-15

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 35.5 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2006/05/08) He May Be a Failure, but He's Our Failure (Colbert's Correspondents Dinner Speech)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Jan 17, 2015


A special rerun episode from 2006 when Stephen Colbert was invited to give the keynote at the White House Coorespondents Dinner. Getting sick this week gives me the perfect excuse to replay this just after The Colbert Report came to a close.



Download File - 27.3 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/01/13) Why privacy matters (NSA Spying)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Jan 14, 2015


Edition #890
Today we take a look at how over-policing and the threat of constant surveillance chips away at freedom in direct and indirect ways and why you should be concerned (if it weren’t already obvious)
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: How Did The NSA Become Big Brother? - @TestTube - Air Date: 6-16-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: The Safety Dance (Video Version) - Rhythm of Youth


Ch. 4: Act 2: NSA releasing documents about broken laws on Christmas Eve - Le Show (@theharryshearer) - Air Date: 12-28-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Abuse of Power - As the Stars Fall


Ch. 6: Act 3: @CatherineNCrump: The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you - @TEDTalks - Air Date: 12-11-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Don’t Worry, We'll Be Watching You - Making Mirrors


Ch. 8: Act 4: FBI, CIA Terrified They Won't Be Able to Spy on Your New Phone - @RedactedTonight - Air Date: 11-13-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Let My Love Open the Door - Hit & Run (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Ch. 10: Act 5: The NSA Has an Advice Columnist - @onthemedia - Air Date: 9-26-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Hate Me - Foiled


Ch. 12: Act 6: @ggreenwald: Why privacy matters - @TEDTalks - Air Date: 10-10-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Burn It Down - Dancing In The Streets


Ch. 14: Act 7: If you're not worried about spying then your privilege is showing - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 10-15-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Rockin' the Suburbs - Rockin' the Suburbs


Ch. 16: Act 8: Prohibit Mass Surveillance via @EFF - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 18: Act 9: From Drones to Chokeholds, We're Over-Policed! - @GRITlaura Flanders of @grittv - Air Date: 12-15-14


Voicemails

Ch. 20: Watch what the local police are saying - Chrisanne from New Jersey

Ch. 21: There should be a movement to divest from the prison industrial complex - Ian from Chattanooga, TN

Ch. 22: Capitalism and people of color - Vloral from Atlanta, GA

Ch. 23: Thoughts on aparthied America - Fisher from Buffalo, NY

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 24: Final comments on the Surveillance Self-Defence info pack from the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Bonus Episode I mentioned: (2013/11/18) Another terrible pipeline (School-to-prison)


Activism: Prohibit Mass Surveillance via @EFF

Take Action:

SIGN the¬†Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) petition:¬†"Tell Obama: Stop Mass Surveillance Under Executive Order 12333‚ÄĚ

Additional Activism/Resources:

Leave a comment for the Federal Elections Commission via EFF:¬†"No New Regulation for Online Political Speech‚ÄĚ

SIGN the ACLU pledge:¬†"Invasion of the Data Snatchers‚ÄĚ

Sources/further reading:

"PEN America: "'The Harm Caused by Surveillance...is Unmistakable‚Äô‚Ä̬†via EFF

"Global Chilling: The Impact of Mass Surveillance on International Writers‚Ä̬†from¬†PEN American Center

"The Fight in Congress to End the NSA‚Äôs Mass Spying: 2014 in Review‚Ä̬†at EFF

"ACLU accuses NSA of using holiday lull to ‚Äėminimise impact‚Äô of documents‚Ä̬†by¬†Nicky Woolf¬†at¬†The Guardian

"US tries to strike deal with EU for immunity over online security breaches‚Ä̬†by Phillip Inman at¬†The Guardian

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 31.2 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/01/09) The system is built to fail (Injustice System)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Jan 10, 2015


Edition #889
Today we look at the interplay between a system of structural racism and our (in)justice system and beg the question: is the system broken or is it working just as intended?
Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: How Do Grand Juries Work? - @TestTube - Air Date: 12-05-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Keepsake - Peace Between Nations


Ch. 4: Act 2: Prosecutor Bob McCullogh breaks his silence - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 12-19-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Perjury - My Friends And The Sun EP


Ch. 6: Act 3: The judicial history of police using choke holds - @DecodeDC - Air Date: 12-18-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Going Home - The Talks


Ch. 8: Act 4: Resisting Arrest While Black vs White - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 12-17-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Hill Street Blues - 100 Greatest TV Themes


Ch. 10: Act 5: The role of implicit bias in the (in)justice system - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 10-9-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: How Do You See Me - Montibello Memories


Ch. 12: Act 6: The Big Reality Show, the 1% and the Myth of the Thin Blue Line - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 1-7-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard


Ch. 14: Act 7: Excellent result of NYPD protest - @LeeCamp - Air Date: 1-7-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Promontory - Tideland


Ch. 16: Act 8: Discussing #BlackBrunch - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 1-5-15

Ch. 17: Song 8: Brunch - Jobo Shakins


Ch. 18: Act 9: #BlackBrunch - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 20: Act 10: Bad News For Ferguson Prosecutor Bob McCulloch - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-06-15


Voicemails

Ch. 21: Ferguson episode was sad and hopeful - Dave from Olympia, WA

Ch. 22: What can we do in the wake of Ferguson - Vphriamer Adis from New York

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 23: Final comments on voicemails and the benefits of membership

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: #BlackBrunch

Take Action:

Get the info on #BlackBrunch:¬†"#BlackBrunchNYC Disrupts Diners To Protest Police Brutality‚Ä̬†via¬†Lily Workneh¬†at¬†HuffPo

Follow @BlackBrunchNYC and #BlackBrunch on Twitter.

Additional Activism/Resources:

Go. See. ‚ÄúSelma.‚ÄĚ Now showing¬†Find your local listings¬†#MarchOn

Sources/further reading:

"Former NYPD Officer Responds To #Blackbrunch With Gun-Toting Selfie‚Ä̬†by Hannington Dia at¬†News One

"A Guide for Anyone Who Finds Themselves in the Middle of a #BlackBrunch‚Ä̬†by¬†Derrick Clifton¬†at¬†Mic News

"Black Brunch Won‚Äôt Let Us Turn Away From Victims Of Police Violence‚Ä̬†by¬†Muna Mire¬†at¬†{Young}ist

"Attack of the ‚ÄėBlack Brunch‚Äô brats‚Ä̬†by¬†Michelle Malkin¬†at¬†The New York Post

"Hashtag Activism Isn't a Cop-Out‚Ä̬†by¬†Noah Berlatsky¬†at¬†The Atlantic¬†‚ÄĒ an interview with¬†Deray Mckesson

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 32.5 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/01/06) The continuing march toward reform (Money in Politics)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Jan 07, 2015


Edition #888

Today we continue to look at the effect of money in politics and follow the campaigns you can support that are actively working to reform the system

Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Reclaim Democracy - The Nantucket Project (@Nantucketproj) - Air Date: 10-22-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A


Ch. 4: Act 2: Caller: Are we Going to Restrict Left Wing Donations? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-09-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Like Humans Do (radio edit) - David Byrne


Ch. 6: Act 3: CORRUPTION: YES Voters on Spending Bill Got 2X Money of NO Voters - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 12-20-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Follow The Money - The Redemption Of Zounds


Ch. 8: Act 4: What Can You Get When You Buy A Politician? - @ringoffireradio - Air Date: 12-28-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Buy My Vote - Righteous Ruckus


Ch. 10: Act 5: America: The Best Government Money can Buy - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-11-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Oligarchy - Punkgrass for the People


Ch. 12: Act 6: Two Weeks in January - @NHRebellion - Air Date: 4-17-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: El Condor Pasa (If I Could) - The Best of Simon & Garfunkel


Ch. 14: Act 7: Walk Across New Hampshire: @NHrebellion - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)


Ch. 16: Act 8: Illinois Passes Historic Measure To Fight Money In Politics - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-05-14


Voicemails

Ch. 18: The Disgusting Reaction Of The Police To Protests Against Them - Colin From Cleveland, OH

Ch. 19: Be An Ally, Not An Asshole - Nathan From Boca Raton, FL

Ch. 20: Strategies For Striking - Daniel From Albany, NY

Ch. 21: Thoughts On Teaching Religion In School - Colin From Cleveland, OH

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 22: Final comments on Granny D's arrest at the US Capital Building

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Walk Across New Hampshire: @NHrebellion

Take Action:

Join with the NH Rebellion, January Walk

Follow NH Rebellion on Facebook and on Twitter

Amplify the NH Rebellion participants using the #NHR thread

Sources/further reading:

‚ÄĚIn One Week, the 2nd #NHR Walk Begins‚Ä̬†via¬†Lawrence Lessig

"Aaron's Walk: The New Hampshire Rebellion‚Ä̬†by¬†‚ÄĚLawrence Lessig

"Losing Aaron [Swartz]‚Ä̬†by¬†‚ÄĚJangle Nanos¬†at¬†Boston Magazine

"Embrace the Irony: Lawrence Lessig wants to reform campaign finance. All he needs is fifty billionaires.‚Ä̬†by¬†Evan Osnos¬†at¬†The New Yorker

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.1 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2015/01/01) Making Provisions (Poverty)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Jan 03, 2015


Edition #887

Today we take a look at the state of poverty in America and some ideas of how to address it

Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Have you benefited from a government program - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 02-04-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only) - Anthology Box Set


Ch. 4: Act 2:  Extending Unemployment Benefits is Fiscally Conservative - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-17-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Working Poor - House With No Home


Ch. 6: Act 3: Blessed Are The Poor - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 5-9-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Kill the Poor - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables


Ch. 8: Act 4:  Politician Pushes For Literal Hunger Games - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-20-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Laughing At You - Popaganda


Ch. 10: Act 5:  PBS's Weak Challanges On Ryan Economics - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 10-10-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Let's Eat the Poor - Let's Eat the Poor


Ch. 12: Act 6: Govt Will Double Food Stamp Value When Used for Local Fruits & Vegetables - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-15-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Food Glorious Food - Oliver! (Soundtrack)


Ch. 14: Act 7: Bernie Sanders' 12 Point Plan to Save the Middle Class - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-05-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Man With a Plan - Man With a Plan - Single


Ch. 16: Act 8: @HalfinTen via Coalition On Human Needs (@CoalitiononHN) - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of


Ch. 18: Act 9: Linda Tirado - Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America - GoodBooksRadio - Air Date: 10-03-14


Voicemails

Ch. 20: Let schools teach about religious holidays - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Ch. 21: Fact-checking Jimmy Dore on Christmas - Sandy in Germany

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 22: Final comments on a stunning piece of cognitive dissonance

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: @HalfinTen via Coalition On Human Needs (@CoalitiononHN)

Take Action!

Get involved with Half In Ten

Follow Half in Ten on Twitter and on Facebook

Participate in #TalkPoverty

Sources/further reading:

"The Safety Net Is Good Economic Policy‚Ä̬†by¬†Sarah Steinberg¬†at the Center For American Progress

"Fact of the Week: Safety Net Programs Kept Child Poverty from Skyrocketing during the Great Recession‚Ä̬†by¬†Lecia Imbery¬†at the Coalition On Human Needs

"One in five millennials lives in poverty, report finds‚Ä̬†by¬†Jana Kasperkevic¬†at¬†The Guardian

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 34.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2014/03/23) The affliction of wealth on people and society (Economics) (Repost)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Dec 31, 2014


Edition #811

Today we look at some of the reasons why rich people have a tendency to be some of the worst people on the planet and how their actions make things worse for everyone, including themselves.

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: The persecuted rich - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-30-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Perfect Balance (Population Ballroom Mix) - Perfect Balance - EP


Ch. 4: Act 2: Why Do Crazy Rich People Keep Talking About Nazism? - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-20-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Friends and Neighbors - Ain't She Sweet


Ch. 6: Act 3: Former Wolf Of Wall Street Comes Clean In Op-Ed - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-03-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Philosophy - Ben Folds Five


Ch. 8: Act 4: Affluenza vs Impoverbetes - Disorderly Conduct (@Dis_Con) - Air Date 12-16-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: My Wealth Comes to Me - Dear Companion


Ch. 10: Act 5: They're Bigger Assholes Than You Ever Thought | Wall Street Secret Society Infiltrated - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-19-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: The Game Is Rigged - Badly Stuffed Animals


Ch. 12: Act 6: Citizen’s United Take Two via @CommonCause - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 14: Act 7: Paul Piff: Does money make you mean? - TEDx - Air Date: 12-2013


Voicemails

Ch. 15: Coverage of Ukraine dropped the ball - Issac from DC

Ch. 16: Thoughts on Joss Whedon's speech - Rosa from Denver, CO

Ch. 17: The cold war then and now - Maureen from Mass

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 18: Final comments on my bad mood leading to today's fuck-the-rick episode

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


ACTIVISM:

Take Action on McCutcheon v FEC from Common Cause

Sources/further reading:

McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission from SCOTUS Blog

"Scalia’s looming fiasco: Obscure new SCOTUS case may be worse than Citizens United" by Josh Eidelson

"Six Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Term‚Ä̬†by¬†Jessica Mason Pieklo

"How Much Did Sheldon Adelson Really Spend on Campaign 2012?‚Ä̬†from¬†ProPublica

‚ÄĚWho Is Foster Friess? Seven Facts You Need to Know‚Ä̬†from

 

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay [at] BestOfTheLeft [dot] com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.6 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2014/05/19) Bad in principle and in practice (Death Penalty) (Repost)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Dec 27, 2014


Edition #828

Today we look at what benefits there are in having a death penalty (none) and which elements of it are fundamentally unjust (all)

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: If The Victim Is White, Death Penalty MUCH More Likely - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-23-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Death Penalty - Love Is for the Rich


Ch. 4: Act 2: If You Support the Death Penalty, You're Probably White - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 04-01-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Fight to Win (feat. Cee Lo Green) - Fight to Win (feat. Cee Lo Green) - Single


Ch. 6: Act 3: Execution In Oklahoma - @MumiaAbuJamal - Air Date: 5-5-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: American Way - Essential Masters


Ch. 8: Act 4: Texas to try secret lethal drug in execution - Rachel @Maddow - Air Date: 5-12-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Close These Curtains - Behaving Like a Widower


Ch. 10: Act 5: Judgement On The Secret Cocktail - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 5-9-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: What Are We Doing Here? - Field Recordings, Vol. 04: Crown Demos Part 2


Ch. 12: Act 6: Court blocks Texas from killing prisoner - Rachel @maddow - Air Date 5-13-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Death Penalty - What's So Strange About Me


Ch. 14: Act 7: Shocking Percentage Of Death Row Inmates Are Innocent - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-03-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Can't Hide from the Truth - The Life and Time Of...


Ch. 16: Act 8: Fixing the death row system via @innocence - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 18: Act 9: Support for Death Penalty Lowest in 40 Years - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-31-13

Ch. 19: Song 9: A Change Is Gonna Come - Learning to Bend


Ch. 20: Act 10: Rick Perry Killed an Innocent Man - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 03-12-14


Voicemails

Ch. 21: Historical context of respectability politics - ? from Pittsburgh, PA

Ch. 22: Respectability politics = victim blaming - Sonya from Minnesota

Ch. 23: Jeff from theliberalcurmudgeon.com on how and why to support Best of the Left - Jeff from New York

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 24: Final comments on the next bonus episode on the consepts of self and free will

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


ACTIVISM:

What Can I Do? from The Innocence Project

Sources/further reading:

"How Oklahoma's GOP Governor Turned a Heinous Killer Into a Death-Penalty Martyr‚Ä̬†by¬†Stephanie Mencimer¬†at¬†Mother Jones

VIDEO:¬†"Execution Chaos: Witness Recounts Botched Killing That Caused Oklahoma Prisoner's Fatal Heart Attack‚Ä̬†via¬†Democracy Now!

"Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin defends controversial execution‚Ä̬†by¬†Meredith Clark¬†via MSNBC

 

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay [at] BestOfTheLeft [dot] com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 34.9 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2014/12/23) Our annual collective waste of time (War on Christmas)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Dec 24, 2014


Edition #886

Today, after weeks of discussing the wrongful deaths of unarmed citizens at the hands of brutal policing policies, the illegal and immoral systematic torture of prisoners carried out in our names and the inescapable reach of rape culture infused in our society, we’re finally able to dedicate our last new episode of the year to one of the nations most pressing issues

Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: War On Christmas Update From Bill O'Reilly On Fox News - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 12-04-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: War On Christmas - Enabling Peace On Earth


Ch. 4: Act 2: Bill O'Reilly: The War on Christmas Avenger - @majorityfm - Air Date: 12-05-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Christians and Pagans - Mortal City


Ch. 6: Act 3: Wouldn't Jesus Hate Christmas? - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 12-23-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: The War On the War On Christmas - The War On the War On Christmas - Single


Ch. 8: Act 4: @chrisrock Monologue: We commercialize everything - Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) - Air Date: 12-03-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: War On Christmas Day - Hallways: the Songs of Carol Hall


Ch. 10: Act 5: Bill O'Reilly's Latest Manufactured 'War On Christmas' Crisis - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 12-07-13

Ch. 11: Song 5: War Medley: Onward Christian Soldiers / I'm On the Battlefield / Keep On the Firing Line - Sanders Family Christmas - Smoke On the Mountain, Pt. 2


Ch. 12: Act 6: Christmas Belongs To Everyone - @fakedansavage - Air Date 12-24-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: White Wine in the Sun - White Wine in the Sun - Single


Ch. 14: Act 7: Bill O'Reilly: War on Christmas 2014, Revenge of the Muslims! - @majorityfm - Air Date: 11-20-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: (It's Good to Be) A Jew At Christmas - Unorthodox


Ch. 16: Act 8: The True Origin Of Christmas - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 12-20-13


Ch. 18: Final comments on a year I'm happy to see gone

Bonus - Song 8: (There's No War On Christmas) When Christmas Is in Your Heart - (There's No War On Christmas) When Christmas Is in Your Heart - Single


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 30.3 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2014/12/19) A guide to doing it all wrong (The UVA Story - Rape Culture)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Dec 20, 2014


Edition #885

Today we take a look at the fallout from a badly reported case of rape at a UVA frat house. Rolling Stone seemed to be trying to help but with a completely upside-down approach of how to expose the problems of rape culture, compounded by one journalistic blunder after another, they only succeeded in making the problem worse.

Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Introduction to the UVA rape case badly reported by Rolling Stone - @onthemedia - AIr Date: 12-6-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: The Party Is Over - Adam Levy - All Four One: Vol. 1 - Americana Compilation


Ch. 4: Act 2: UVA rape story questioned -@MHPshow - Air Date: 12-7-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Trust in Me - At Last! (Remastered)


Ch. 6: Act 3:¬†Laura Dunn (@SurvJustice) on the Fallout from the Rolling Stone article ‚ÄúA Rape on Campus‚ÄĚ - @RadioTimes with @MartyMossCoane - Air Date: 12-9-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Common Reaction - Un Huh Her


Ch. 8: Act 4: The nightmare the bad reporting on the UVA rape case has created - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 12-9-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare - Grand


Ch. 10: Act 5: Why demanding perfect victims is a recipe for disaster - @MattFilipowicz Show - Air Date: 12-16-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Beautiful Disaster - Greatest Hits '93-'03


Ch. 12: Act 6: Is There A 'Right' Way To Report On Rape? - @helenbenedict on @HuffPostLive with @RickyCam - Air Date: 12-10-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Le mystère de contre jour - Contre jour (Original Soundtrack)


Ch. 14: Act 7: A very few people lie but we should believe them anyways - @fakedansavage - Air Date: 12-16-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Deep In the SweetWater (Remix by Joseph Bishara) - My Fever Broke


Ch. 16: Act 8: Support Survivors With @KnowYourIX - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 18: Act 9: Talking about sexual assault prevention - @MHPshow - Air Date: 12-14-14


Voicemails

Ch. 20:  More thoughts on striking healthcare workers - Steve from Alaska

Ch. 21: Minimum income is more dignified than social programs - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 22: Final comments sharing some good news and also some good news

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Support Survivors With @KnowYourIX

Take Action:

Follow, support, and utilize the resources at Know Your IX

Additional Activism/Resources:

Read and signal boost the #BelieveSurvivors hashtag

Sources/further reading:

"On Rolling Stone, lessons from fact-checking, and the limits of journalism‚Ä̬†by¬†Maya Dusenbery¬†at¬†Feministing

‚ÄĚJackie Update‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ and why media only covers ‚Äúinteresting‚ÄĚ rape stories¬†by¬†Melissa McEwan¬†at¬†Shakesville

"How Rolling Stone Gave A Gift To Rape Apologists‚Ä̬†by¬†Katie Klabusich¬†at¬†Buzzfeed

"Why I Don't Want To Hear Both Sides Of Rape Cases‚Ä̬†by¬†Wagatwe Wanjuki¬†at¬†Buzzfeed

"Victims‚Äô Memories Are Imperfect, But Still Perfectly Believable‚Ä̬†by¬†Ali Safran¬†at¬†Buzzfeed

"The Wrestler and the Rape Victim‚Ä̬†by¬†Jessica Luther¬†at¬†Vice Sports

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.3 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2014/12/16) One of our Blackest Marks (The Torture Report)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Dec 17, 2014


Edition #884

Today we take a look at the recently released Senate torture report and attempt to give guidance on how it should and should NOT be received

Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Senate releases report on CIA torture - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 12-9-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Human Rights - One Thing


Ch. 4: Act 2: "We Are Awesome"... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-10-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Look At How Awesome We Are! - Look At How Awesome We Are!


Ch. 6: Act 3: Juan Cole on the lack of response to US torture from the Middle East - @truthdig Radio - Air Date: 12-12-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Machine - Contre jour (Original Soundtrack)


Ch. 8: Act 4: Suggesting alternatives to torture - The Bugle (@hellobuglers) - Air Date: 12-12-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Seduce Me - Joyride


Ch. 10: Act 5: Don't change the subject on torture - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 12-12-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: The Idiots Are Taking Over - The War On Errorism


Ch. 12: Act 6: Pardons would label torturers as criminals - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 12-9-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: We Know Better - Small Fame


Ch. 14: Act 7: Our culture of impunity - Le Show (@theharryshearer) - Air Date: 12-14-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Accountability - I've Never Been to Heaven


Ch. 16: Act 8: Prosecute #Torture via @ACLU - Best of the Left Activism

Act 8.5:  They Said No To Torture - @aclu videos - Air Date: 12-12-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of


Ch. 18: Act 9: Hayes Are really we a nation of laws? - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 12-9-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: Law and Order - The Ultimate TV Themes Collection: Thrillers


Ch. 20: Act 10: What happens when you betray your ideals - @dccommonsense with Dan Carlin - Air Date: 12-14-14


Voicemails

Ch. 21: What's needed to understand the discussion on race - Vphriamer Adis from New York

Ch. 22: The heartland is in media darkness - Vicki from Oregon

Ch. 23: American exceptionalism is bullshit - Chris from Colorado Springs

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 24: Final comments on the underserved oppressed group featured in the most recent bonus episode

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Prosecute #Torture via @ACLU

Take Action:

Write, email, and call (202-353-1555) the Department of Justice to demand the prosecution of those who ordered and orchestrated torture.

SIGN the ACLU petition: No Free Pass For Torture

Additional Activism:

SIGN the ACLU petition demanding the president Honor Those Who Said No To Torture

Sources/further reading:

"Why a Criminal Investigation is Necessary‚Ä̬†‚ÄĒ The ACLU statement on the¬†Senate Torture Report

"Civil Rights Groups Call for Prosecution of Torture Architects‚Ä̬†by¬†Murtaza Hussain¬†at¬†The Intercept

"SSCI Torture Report Key: They Knew It was Torture, Knew It Was Illegal‚Ä̬†via¬†empty wheel

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.3 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2014/12/12) Put your money where our future is (Climate)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Dec 13, 2014


Edition #883

Today we take a look at the economics of energy and the implications for the climate. Turns out the pressure to create a clean energy future is making that future a good bet for investors

Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Climate Change - fentoncomonline - Air Date: 9-22-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: One Love - Songs Around the World (Audio/Video Version)


Ch. 4: Act 2: The financial realities of the energy industry are shifting - @greennewsreport - Air Date: 12-04-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Sunshine Goodtime - Pretty Baby


Ch. 6: Act 3: Yo, Conservatives! Turns Out Program that Funded Solyndra Made Money and That's Not Even the Point... - @majorityfm - Air Date: 11-24-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Don't Hold Me Back - Call Back


Ch. 8: Act 4: Climate Change: The Cost of Inaction - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (@EPA) - Air Date: 9-19-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Mothers of the Night - Last Night


Ch. 10: Act 5: Major corporation spending millions to build a symbol? - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 11-28-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Waltz of Honesty - Adventure the Great EP


Ch. 12: Act 6: Keystone XL Pipeline Job Numbers Even WORSE Than We Thought - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-22-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Reinventing Kevin Bacon - Causes and Cures


Ch. 14: Act 7: Progress at the climate negotiations - @greennewsreport - Air Date: 12-11-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Australia - Wincing the Night Away


Ch. 16: Act 8: The Changing Climates Of Global Warming Propaganda [Fascinating Study] - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-29-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Hide and Seek - Speak for Yourself


Ch. 18: Act 9:  Shoulders - Shane @Koyczan and The Short Story Long - Air Date: 10-8-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: One Day - Light (Bonus Track Version)


Ch. 20: Act 10: Get Local on #ClimateChange via @NRDC - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 21: Song 10: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of


Ch. 22: Act 11: These Republicans use China as an excuse for climate inaction. What will they say now? - @theclimatedesk - Air Date: 11-11-14


Ch. 23: Act 12: Secret negotiations lead to US/China GHG emmissions agreement - @greennewsreport - Air Date: 11-13-14

Ch. 24: Song 12: Liquid Sun - The Beginning (A New Hope) (club mix) - DJ Keoki


Ch. 25: Act 13: HUGE: U.S. and China Announce Big New Climate Deal - @majorityfm - Air Date: 11-13-14


Voicemails

Ch. 26: Black and brown people aren't seen as human - Daemon from Bath, NC

Ch. 27: Need to work from within and without on racism - Gia from Philadelphia, PA

Ch. 28: Fuck the police - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Ch. 29: Questioning white supremacy - Marcus from Wichita Falls, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 30: Final comments on the ocean of white supremacy that we all swim in

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Get Local on #ClimateChange via @NRDC

Take Action:

SIGN to Tell Your Governor to Help Curb Climate Change h/t The National Resources Defense Council

Sources/further reading:

"5 Awful Things Congress Snuck Into the Omnibus Budget Deal‚Ä̬†via¬†The Bulletin

"Congress narrowly averts government shutdown‚Ä̬†via¬†CNN.com

"What‚Äôs in That Huge, Lobbyist-Driven Spending Bill?‚Ä̬†by¬†Joshua Holland¬†at¬†BillMoyers.com

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 32.3 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2014/12/09) Breakdowns in the systems (Injustice System)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Dec 10, 2014


Edition #882

Today we take a look at the systemic failures, both institutional and psychological, that continue to make injustice the norm throughout our justice system

Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: How "Protect & Serve" Became "Search & Destroy" - @bravenewfilms - Air Date: 09-08-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Unknown Song


Ch. 4: Act 2: And now to have secret trials - Le Show (@theharryshearer) - Air Date: 11-30-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: What Is Your Secret - The Weight Is a Gift


Ch. 6: Act 3: Botched grand jury instructions call Ferguson ruling into question - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 12-02-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Just asking - Triangle Shirt Factory


Ch. 8: Act 4: Justice Scalia’s Grand Jury Rant Highlights Everything Wrong With Ferguson - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-30-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Soon It Will Be Cold Enough to Build Fires - Soon It Will Be Cold Enough


Ch. 10: Act 5: Police body cameras are about more than the film they produce - @teamgoodfight - Air Date 9-15-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Gobbledigook - Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust


Ch. 12: Act 6: Officer's testimony cast Michael Brown as outsized threat - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 11-25-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Fear is a villain - Theo Bard


Ch. 14: Act 7: The differing assumptions made about black children - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 12-2-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Mad World (feat. Gary Jules) - Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets


Ch. 16: Act 8: #ThisStopsToday - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)


Ch. 18: Act 9: Why police shoot black men - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 12-2-14


Voicemails

Ch. 19: Responding to Mark from Texas - Calling from Seattle

Ch. 20: Respectability politics has been tried and it doesn't work - Jadelle from NYC

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 21: Final comments on respectability politics and a call for diversity in the voicemails

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: #ThisStopsToday

SIGN ACLU petition:¬†"Our communities are not war zones‚ÄĚ

SIGN Change.org petition: Require Ferguson and St. Louis County and City police officers to wear body cameras

Demand the Department of Justice Secure Justice For Mike Brown through federal Civil Rights action

Demand the Department of Justice investigate and indict Officer Pantaleo on federal criminal charges for violating Eric Garner’s Civil Rights

Additional Activism/Resources:

#ThisStopsToday events are ongoing. Find/organize one in your city.

Contact the Dept of Justice

Follow Jamilah Lemieux’s #AliveWhileBlack thread.

Bookmark the Justice 4 Mike Brown Tumblr which is aggregating video/pics/posts from around the world in solidarity

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 35.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



#881 Processing Ferguson, Eric Garner and Beyond (#BlackLivesMatter)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Dec 06, 2014


Edition #881

Today listen and learn from those most deeply effected by the pattern of deaths of black men and women as they talk through their grief and anger

Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Ferguson - @MumiaAbuJamal - Air Date: 11-25-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: The Survivors - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)


Ch. 4: Act 2: Ferguson is Selma - @mychalsmith on @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 11-26-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Basique - Mickey Mouse Operation


Ch. 6: Act 3: New rules and time for action - @blackastronaut1 - Air Date: 11-26-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Song Link here


Ch. 8: Act 4: This is what hopelessness looks like - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 11-26-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Rivers and Roads - The Head and the Heart


Ch. 10: Act 5: The Illipsis- on Ferguson, riots and human limits - @jsmooth995 - Air Date: 11-26-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Tobacco Road - Tobacco Road


Ch. 12: Act 6: Ferguson's Fall Out - @MumiaAbuJamal - Air Date: 11-29-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Struggle - Ringside


Ch. 14: Act 7: When the System Provides No Remedies to Torture, You Must Overthrow It - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 12-3-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Take a Look Around (In the Style of Limp Bizkit) [Karaoke Instrumental Version] - Karaoke in the Style of Limp Bizkit - Single


Ch. 16: Act 8: New York City takes to streets in wake of Garner ruling - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 12-3-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: 

Everyday (Single Version) - Carly Comando


Ch. 18: Act 9: Death for a Cigarette - @MumiaAbuJamal - Air Date: 12-4-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: 

If Not Now, When - Anchor & Braille


Ch. 20: Act 10: Prepare yourselves for the long haul - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 12-3-14

Ch. 21: Song 10: 

Protest song - Anti-Flag


Ch. 22: Act 11: Killer Mike's pre-show Ferguson Grand Jury speech


Voicemails

Ch. 23: Focus on the gasoline, not the match - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Ch. 24: Thoughts on the big picture of race relations in America - Marcus from Wichita Falls, TX

Ch. 25: Another blow to the psyche - Prof. Rambo from Georgia

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 26: Final comments directing protesters to fergusonresponse.tumblr.com and #thisstopstoday

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 31.7 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2014/12/02) Proof of the multiverse theory (Media)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Dec 03, 2014


Edition #880

Today we take a look at the fact that the divisions in our media consumption are creating perspectives of the world which are utterly unrecognizable to one another

Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Who Controls The News - @jimmy_dore  Show - Air Date 8-22-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: This Is an Advertisement - This Is an Advertisement - Single


Ch. 4: Act 2: It depends on how you define news - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 10-31-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Pompeii - Bad Blood


Ch. 6: Act 3: No, "Liberal" Pundits. Midterm Elections Do Not Show Dems Need to Stop Being "Hard Left" - @majorityfm - Air Date: 11-06-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Praise You - The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder


Ch. 8: Act 4: What has Happened to News in America? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 10-15-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: The Walls Are Coming Down - Reservoir


Ch. 10: Act 5: Bengazi scandal debunked by GOP-lead investigation - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 11-28-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Bad News - 808s & Heartbreak (Exclusive Edition)


Ch. 12: Act 6: A Nation in Fear - @MumiaAbuJamal - Air Date: 10-20-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Fear - Fearless


Ch. 14: Act 7: NBC's balanced coverage of voter fraud - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date: 10-25-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Clementine - Suburban Nature


Ch. 16: Act 8: Media is the big winner in elections - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 11-07-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Doing Business - Transfer


Ch. 18: Act 9: Conservatives Trust News Like This, Liberals Trust News Like That - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-25-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: Hide the Truth - Coming Up, Vol. 1


Ch. 20: Act 10: Conservative media creates parallel universe - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 11-10-14


Voicemails

Ch. 21: Thoughts on medical personnel strikes - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 22: Responding to street harassment episode - Aaron from Pennsylvania

Ch. 23: Switching to 100% renewable energy was cheaper - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 24: Final comments on Ethical Electric and National Day of Mourning

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 34.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2014/02/05) Don't eat shit and die (Food) (Repost)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Fri, Nov 28, 2014


#796

Turns out there's a whole lot of stuff wrong with our food supply, including cows eating shit. Like they don't already have it bad enough.

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: 10,000 Sick in Salmonella Chicken Outbreak - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-10-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: Salmonella - Shul days


Ch. 4: Act 2: Virulent Strain Of Soy Flu Traced To Single Tofurky - @TheOnion

Ch. 5: Song 2: Virus - Astronaut


Ch. 6: Act 3: In this season of feasting, let's celebrate agriCULTURE - @jimhightower - Air Date: 11-28-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: Harvest Season - The Sun Shone Through the Trees


Ch. 8: Act 4: How Waste Isn't Just Throwing Things Away - @FoodWaste_TV - Air Date: 06-04-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: Smithereen - Epic Indie New Wave


Ch. 10: Act 5: Cows Being Fed Chicken Poop, FDA Not Stopping It - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 12-28-13

Ch. 11: Song 5: Risk It - Dark As Night


Ch. 12: Act 6: John Robbins: Why I went vegetarian - @vegsource - Air Date: 5-21-09

Ch. 13: Song 6: Everybody Ona Move - Yell Fire!


Ch. 14: Act 7: A curse, a blessing, and a good food movement - @jimhightower - Air Date: 12-5-13

Ch. 15: Song 7: Good Food - Planet X


Ch. 16: Act 8: Transgenic foods have bought the population problem some time - @inquiringshow - Air Date: 9-27-13

Ch. 17: Song 8: Take It to the Limit - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975


Ch. 18: Act 9: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - The Poet


Ch. 20: Act 10: Listener Argues Against GMO Food Labeling - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-24-14

Ch. 21: Song 10: Fake Plastic Trees - The Bends


Ch. 22: Act 11: Only Study Linking GMOs to Cancer Gets Retracted - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 12-03-13

Ch. 23: Song 11: Good Food - Making Paper Roses


Ch. 24: Act 12: The Incredible Response to Our "Real Reasons to be Afraid of GMOs" Interview - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-24-14


Voicemails

Ch. 25: Number one source of GHG is animal agriculture - Kate from Boston

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 26: Final comments on being contacted by a potential corporate shill

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


ACTIVISM:

NSAC ‚ÄúTake Action‚ÄĚ page

Sources/further reading:

NSAC on Twitter and NSAC on Facebook

What Is Sustainable Agriculture?

"The New Farm Bill: Yet Again, Not Ready for Climate Change‚Ä̬†and¬†"Obama‚Äôs 5 Biggest Sellouts to the Meat Industry‚Ä̬†by¬†Tom Philpott

 

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay [at] BestOfTheLeft [dot] com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.2 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2014/11/25) Capitalism will not set you free (Economics)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Nov 26, 2014


Edition #879

Today we take a look at some of the underlying problems with capitalism and their repercussions

Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Can Money Buy Happiness? - AsapSCIENCE - Air Date: 12-20-12

Ch. 3: Song 1: Spend - Try to Be Here


Ch. 4: Act 2: Unregulated Capitalism and the Persuit of Happiness... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-12-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Mo Money Mo Problems (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy) - Life After Death (Deluxe Version)


Ch. 6: Act 3: Capitalism is fundamentally undemocratic - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 11-10-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Capitalism - Capitalism (feat. Bajka) - EP


Ch. 8: Act 4: Thoughts on a basic guaranteed income - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 10-20-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: American Way - Essential Masters


Ch. 10: Act 5: Triangle Returns - Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights - Air Date: 03-22-11

Ch. 11: Song 5: Going Home - The Talks


Ch. 12: Act 6: Dr. King's "Bill of Economic and Social Rights" - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-21-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: America First - Chicago Wind


Ch. 14: Act 7: Protest Black Friday - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)


Ch. 16: Act 8: When Your Workers Want Rights Just Pay Off A Politician - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-18-14


Voicemails

Ch. 18: Asking for thoughts on medical personnel strikes - Peter from Little Rock, AK

Ch. 19: The importance of turnout - Ben from New Jersey

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on the evolution of political and economic systems

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Protest Black Friday, #BND/#WalmartStrikers

Take Action:

Participate by not participating: Buy Nothing Day #BND via Adbusters

Follow and support Walmart Strikers via #WalmartStrikers on Twitter and Black Friday Protests

Sources/further reading:

"Sit-Down Strike at Walmart and Win? It's Been Done‚Ä̬†via¬†Huffington Post

"Letter: Working and middle class should support fast food workers‚Ä̬†via¬†Fight For $15

"Poll: Should retailers remain open on Thanksgiving?‚Ä̬†with¬†Steven Greenhouse¬†on¬†PBS Newshour

Watch:¬†"This Black Friday, Workers to Challenge the Waltons‚Ä̬†via¬†OUR Walmart

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.2 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2014/11/21) The fight has only just begun (Money in politics)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Nov 22, 2014


Edition #878

Today we take a look at how the fight against money in politics is going in the wake of the 2014 election and where it’s going looking forward

Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: The Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics Part 1 - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date: 11-14-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Fearless (Acoustic Version) - For today


Ch. 4: Act 2: Corrupt Congressman Threatens Critics With More Corruption - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-22-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Don't Believe a Word - Realistic


Ch. 6: Act 3: The Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics Part 2 - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date: 11-14-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Gimme Hope Jo'anna - The Very Best of Eddy Grant - Road to Reparation


Ch. 8: Act 4: Princeton Study: US is No Longer an Actual Democracy - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-16-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Oligarchy - Punkgrass for the People


Ch. 10: Act 5: What $10 Million buys you in politics Part 1 - @teamgoodfight - Air Date: 11-17-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: The Confrontation - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)


Ch. 12: Act 6: Our democracy has been hijacked by the billionaires? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-03-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Buy My Vote - Righteous Ruckus


Ch. 14: Act 7: What $10 Million buys you in politics Part 2 - @teamgoodfight - Air Date: 11-17-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Nothing Else Matters - Inquisition Symphony


Ch. 16: Act 8: The Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics Part 3 - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date: 11-14-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Fighting Song (feat. Tom Morello) - Eyes On Fire - EP


Ch. 18: Act 9: The Quiet Movement That’s Saving Democracy Is About To Explode - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-13-14


Voicemails

Ch. 20: Comparing hyper-strict charter schools with boot camp - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Ch. 21: Keeping minorities in school alive and employable - Ryan from Phoenix

Ch. 22: GOP is getting paid well to not understand climate change - Erin from Philadelphia

Ch. 23: Response to harassment video and William J Jackson - David From Albuquerque, NM

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 24: Final comments with a call to send a thank-you note to the staff at Mayday PAC at info@mayday.us

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 35.8 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2014/11/18) Hair of the dog (Election)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Nov 19, 2014


Edition #877

To day we take a look at the election to see what went right, what went wrong and why. Plus, how to fix the problems for the future.

Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Small victories, silver linings seen in lopsided election - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 11-5-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Silver Lining - Under the Blacklight


Ch. 4: Act 2: Turnout in the United States is always awful - Al Jazeera America (@ajam) - Air Date: 11-04-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Free to Decide - Stars - The Best of 1992-2002


Ch. 6: Act 3: No motivation to vote in a system that doesn't solve people's problems - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 11-10-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Changes - 2Pac: Greatest Hits


Ch. 8: Act 4: Republicans Now Dominate State Governments - Here’s Why - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-08-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Forbidden Love - Righteous Ruckus


Ch. 10: Act 5: Democrats lost because people can't trust them - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 11-8-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: My Conversation - The Best of the Uniques 1967-1969


Ch. 12: Act 6: Real Representative Democracy via @FairVote - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of


Ch. 14: Act 7: This Is What Happens When Wolf Pac (@WolfPAChq) Attacks - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-06-14


Voicemails

Ch. 15: We need a new voting system to support democracy - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Ch. 16: Voter ID is a solution to a different problem - Ronald in Baltimore

Ch. 17: Apology For Imitation - Mike From Nova Scotia

Ch. 18: Wake up call on street harassment - Adam from Tennessee

Ch. 19: Response to the street harassment video - William J Jackson from Washington State calling out of Florida

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on all the great voicemails that have been coming in

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Real Representative Democracy via @FairVote

Take Action:

Get involved with Fair Vote

Follow FairVote on Twitter and on Facebook

Additional Activism/Resources:

Reform 2020

Representation 2020

Sources/further reading:

"Voter turnout in 2014 was the lowest since WWII‚Ä̬†via¬†The Washington Post

"The Gender Gap: Percentage of Women in Government Worldwide. We're Number One, Right? Not So Much‚Ķ‚Ä̬†via¬†Daily Kos

‚ÄĚJim Crow Returns: millions of minority voters threatened by electoral purge¬†by¬†Greg Palast¬†at¬†Al Jazeera America

Watch: Brad Friedman (@TheBradBlog) on Thom Hartmann’s The Big Picture discussing #Election2014 result reliability.

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 34.6 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2014/11/14) Hey girl, you want me to respect your personal space? (Street Harassment)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Sat, Nov 15, 2014


Edition #876

Today we take a look at why street harassment, from the most vile to the most seemingly innocuous, is holding back the fight for equality and making half the population feel like targets for abuse

Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Street Harassment And Fake Phone Numbers - @TWiBnation - Air Date 6-4-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Call me back - Mike Flowers Pops


Ch. 4: Act 2: Walking Home - Inkwell MV - @MTMFilmFest

Ch. 5: Song 2: Walk a Mile - My First Holly Golightly Album


Ch. 6: Act 3: The race and class problem with the street harrassment viral video - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 10-30-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: How Loud Your Heart Gets - Wildewoman


Ch. 8: Act 4: Reasons to not engage - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 10-29-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Wait Til You See My Smile - The Element of Freedom (Deluxe Version)


Ch. 10: Act 5: How to Run Like a Girl - Stuff Mom Never Told You - @MomStuffPodcast - Air Date: 09-29-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Marathon - Cape Dory


Ch. 12: Act 6: NYC Women Talk Cat Calling - Totally Biased with @wkamaubell - Air Date: 10-26-12

Ch. 13: Song 6: Creep (Glee Cast Version) - Creep (Glee Cast Version) - Single


Ch. 14: Act 7: Dudes greeting dudes - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 11-4-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Julie-O - Kevin "KO" Olusola


Ch. 16: Act 8: Stop Street Harassment via @StopStHarassmnt - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of


Ch. 18: Act 9: Trying To Justify Sexual Street Harrassment - @radio_dispatch - Air Date 4-10-14


Voicemails

Ch. 22: Sam Harris was being mischaracterized - Brad from Tennessee

Ch. 21: Islam isn't a race but it's treated like one - Dirk from Alameda, California

Ch. 23: Dogmatic thinking is the major problem in the world - Daniel from Albany, NY

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 24: Final comments solving the debate on religious extremism once and for all

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Stop Street Harassment via @StopStHarassmnt

Take Action:

Get involved with Stop Street Harassment

Mark your calendar for Meet Us On The Street, an international anti-street harassment campaign April 12-18, 2005.

Follow Stop Street Harassment on Twitter and on Facebook

Additional Activism/Resources:

Bookmark Meet Us On The Street Week resources on Twitter and on Facebook

Follow the #EndStreetHarassment thread and share your own experiences.

Sources/further reading:

"Street harassment of women: It's a bigger problem than you think‚Ä̬†by¬†Holly Kearl¬†at¬†Christian Science Monitor

"Feeling harassed? Do something about it. ‚ÄĒ Friday is Women's Equality Day in the US, yet routine street harassment blocks that goal for many women. But we can act.‚Ä̬†by¬†Holly Kearl¬†at¬†The Guardian

"6 Things You Might Not Think Are Harassment But Definitely Are (because apparently we need to clear a few things up)‚Ä̬†by¬†Kat George¬†at¬†Bustle

"Street Harassment Is a Problem‚ÄĒNo Doubt‚ÄĒbut Here‚Äôs Why That Video Didn‚Äôt Help the Debate‚Ä̬†by¬†Dio Rabouin¬†at¬†The Root

"Hollaback and Why Everyone Needs Better Research Methods And Why All Data Needs Theory‚Ä̬†by¬†Zeynep Tufekci¬†at¬†Medium

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 35.8 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



(2014/11/11) Rising tide of climate change deniers and sea levels (Climate)

jay@bestoftheleft.comAuthor: jay@bestoftheleft.com
Wed, Nov 12, 2014


Edition #875

Today we take a look at some of the potential environmental fallout of the recent US elections

Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Climate Change: Our greatest health threat, or our greatest opportunity for better health? - Global Climate and Health Alliance (@GCHAlliance) - Air Date: 04-03-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Dreamtime - Faith In the Future


Ch. 4: Act 2: US Could Quadruple Renewable Electricity by 2030 for 18 CENTS PER MONTH - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-26-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Future Is Now - Dune


Ch. 6: Act 3: Politico & BP Blatantly Conspire To Hide BP's Devastating Oil Spill - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-23-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Journalist - The System


Ch. 8: Act 4: First the Arctic, now Greenland's Ice is Melting... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 10-07-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Strong Animals - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)


Ch. 10: Act 5:¬†Climate Change ‚ÄĒ Faith and Fact - @BillMoyersHQ And Company - Air Date 9-12-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Genesis - Futureperfect


Ch. 12: Act 6: Cable News Features Unhinged Climate Denier - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-09-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Nothing to See Here - Can't Remember the Last Time


Ch. 14: Act 7: This is not the middle of the climate debate - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 10-31-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Stuck In the Middle With You - Stuck In the Middle With You (Remastered) - EP


Ch. 16: Act 8: Will Climate Change Force Florida to Split Into Two? - @majorityfm - Air Date: 10-27-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Sink, Florida, Sink - As the Eternal Cowboy


Ch. 18: Act 9: The climate desaster of the midterm elections - @greennewsreport - Air Date: 11-6-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: A Change Is Gonna Come - Ain't That Good News


Ch. 20: Act 10: #KeystoneXL Under Congressional #Climate Deniers - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 21: Song 10: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of


Ch. 22: Act 11: When fracking and oil compete, consumers & the economy win - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-07-14


Voicemails

Ch. 23: Thoughts on religion episode from a non-athiest - Tim from Hyattsville, MD

Ch. 24: What Maher and Harris was saying isn't that bad - Nick from Kansas

Ch. 25: Important to recognize our own biases - Bassey from NYC

Ch. 26: Frustrated by the left's response to Sam Harris - Greg from Baldwin Park, California

Ch. 27: The pity(?) Pithy(?) stance - Mike From Nova Scotia

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 28: Final comments on the diversity of the listeners and one example of the minority

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism Update: KeystoneXL Under Congressional Climate Deniers

Follow-up/New Action!

Stop the Tar Sands Pipeline! via NRDC BioGems

Tell President Obama to reject Keystone XL

Use ContactingTheCongress.org to find your possibly new representatives and let them know you oppose Keystone.

Additional activism:

Watch/host a screening for¬†‚ÄĚAbove All Else‚ÄĚ: a documentary about the battle over the KXL pipeline in East Texas. h/t¬†Tom Philpott¬†at¬†Mother Jones

Follow "Above All Else‚Ä̬†on Twitter¬†and¬†on Facebook

Follow Idle No More’s work protecting the land and water in Canada as well as the rights of the Indigenous population there.

Sources:

"Senate Now Has Enough Votes To Pass Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Bill‚Ä̬†by¬†Katie Sheppard¬†at¬†HuffPo Politics

"Meet the Senate‚Äôs New Climate Denial Caucus: Their views range from tepid acceptance of the science to flat-out rejection‚Ä̬†by¬†Tim McDonnell¬†at¬†Climate Desk

"OMG. They Tell Her That Her Words Are BS Right To Her Face. So Satisfying.‚Ä̬†‚ÄĒ an amazing short film by¬†AJ+¬†on the Unist'ot'en Camp founded by members of the Wet'suwet'en Nation to resist the Tar Sands Gigaproject in Western Canada. via¬†Upworthy

‚ÄĚCandidate Profile: Joni Ernst¬†via¬†Iowa Public Radio

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Thanks for listening!

Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft

Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft

Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!



Download File - 33.8 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



More Details

  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: B020080