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Air Date: 4/20/2018

Today we take a look at some of the highlights of the Kingdom of Bhutan including the most famous of their exports, Gross National Happiness and many lesser-known aspects of their focus on happiness, good governance and environmental protection. We will also look at one of the blackest marks of the countries past, one that still hangs around their necks to this day

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Bhutan The Kingdom Where GDP Is Measured In Happiness - Journeyman Pictures - Air Date 12-21-07


Ch. 3: Act 2: The Message - Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan - Air Date 2-8-16


Ch. 4: Act 3: Bhutan, Gross National Happiness and Sustainable Development (fascinating!) - The Poverty-Environment Initiative - Air Date 9-5-12


Ch. 5: Act 4: Tshering Tobgay: This country isn't just carbon neutral, it's carbon negative - TEDTalks - Air Date 4-1-16


Ch. 6: Act 5: Gross National Happiness: The Paradigm - Schumacher College - Air Date 2-20-17


Ch. 7: Act 6: Namgay Zam The Value of No - TEDxThimphu - Air Date 12-28-15


Ch. 8: Act 7: Siok Sian Pek-Dorji: What Matters in Bhutan - TEDxThimphu - Air Date 4-27-12


Ch. 9: Act 8: Bhutan's forgotten people - 101 East on Al Jazeera English - Air Date 5-23-14


Ch. 10: Final comments on the Bhutanese refugees

Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 4/17/2018

Today we take a look at the debate between individualism and varying forms of collectivism, the benefits and drawbacks of consumerism and some philosophies of economics both past and future

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Debunked "Socialism Has Never Worked - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date 8-22-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Dirtbike Lovers - Desert Orchard


Ch. 4: Act 2: The myth of individualistic benefits of capitalism - Economic Update w @profwolff - Air Date 10-23-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Horizon Liner - The Pine Barrens


Ch. 6: Act 3: Kate Raworth on Doughnut Economics and tending the garden of a new economy - @theLFshow w @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 8-2-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Hundred Mile-No Guitar - K2


Ch. 8: Act 4: How Capitalism Exploits Us (And What We Can Do About It) - Sustainable Human - Air Date 5-27-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Tripoli - Pecan Grove


Ch. 10: Act 5: Kate Raworth on Doughnut Economics and envisioning a new economics - Upstream - Air Date 4-4-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: That River Wide - Sketchbook


Ch. 12: Act 6: History: Consumerism - The School of Life - Air Date 10-7-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Surly Bonds - Aeronaut


Ch. 14: Act 7: How Would a Total Free Market Libertarian Utopia Work? - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 11-12-17


Ch. 15: Quick summation and initial comments

Voicemails

Ch. 16: Completely on board for the book club - Ariel from Memphis

Ch. 17: Let's hope that MLK would have progressed had he lived - Jeff from Charlotte, NC

Ch. 18: Thoughts on MLK's "paternalism" - V from Central New York

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent


Ch. 19: Final comments on the importance of understanding quotes in their own context

Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)


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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 6/20/2017

Today we take a look at the legacy of conservative economics in Kansas, the new federal budget being pushed that would echo the Kansas disaster, deregulation that will cost citizens billions and the intellectual underpinning of modern conservative philosophy that is driving all this

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Conservatism is failing from Topeka to Tulsa to the River Thames - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 6-9-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Dust in the Wind - Kansas

 

Ch. 4: Act 2: A billionaire perspective on Trump's budget - The Other Washington - Air Date 6-1-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote

 

Ch. 6: Act 3: Republicans Repeal Disastrous Tax Cuts - @theyoungturks - Air Date 06-11-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Lesson Learned (feat. John Mayer) - Alicia Keys

 

Ch. 8: Act 4: Roll-Back of Financial Regulations Has Nothing to do with Complexity or Boosting the Economy - @TheRealNews - Air Date 6-13-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Ennio 08-08 - Silence Is Sexy

 

Ch. 10: Act 5: Stop Republicans from Deregulating Wall Street & #DefendCFPB via @RealBankReform - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5:  This fickle world - Theo Bard

 

Ch. 12: Act 6: Nancy MacLean on the intellectual underpinning of a “mean” Republican Party - Who What Why - Air Date 6-16-17


Air Date: 4/10/2018

Today we take a look at some of the lesser-known sides of Martin Luther King's life and legacy, not just about his radicalism and focus on labor rights but also some new takes on the long shadow of the patriarchal views he held and reinforced

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Web Bonus Rev. James Lawson & Michael Honey on MLK’s Vision of Worker Solidarity & Economic Justice - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 04-04-18

Ch. 3: Song 1: Parade Shoes - Arc and Crecent


Ch. 4: Act 2: The legacy of Coretta Scott King - Backstory - Air Date 3-30-18

Ch. 5: Song 2: Donder - Darby


Ch. 6: Act 3: Dr. King's Bad Advice - On the Media - Air Date 4-6-18

Ch. 7: Song 3: Vernouillet - The Sweet Hots


Ch. 8: Act 4: King and gender - The Dig - Air Date 3-21-18

Ch. 9: Song 4: Gusty Hollow - Migration


Ch. 10: Act 5: Remembering Dr. King's Legacy That Many Forget - The Root

Ch. 11: Song 5: Kallaloe - Barstool


Ch. 12: Act 6: A More Beautiful & Terrible History The Whitewashing & Distortion of Rosa Parks and MLK’s Legacies - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 02-06-18

Ch. 13: Song 6: Andelo - Pacha Faro


Ch. 14: Act 7: The parts of MLK's legacy that made him unpopular and that we need to talk about more - Thinking Cap - Air Date 4-5-18


Voicemails

Ch. 21: Seeking unity - Sam from Nashville

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent


Ch. 23:Final comments

BONUS CLIP: Ralph Nader on How to Dismantle the Corporate State - @freespeechtv - Air Date 5-9-14

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Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)


Further Reading & Actions:

America's Moral Malady (Rev. William Barber; The Atlantic)

KING: Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination, His Legacy is Still Being Written(The Atlantic Special Edition)

The Last March of Martin Luther King Jr.(The Atlantic)

ACTION: The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival (PoorPeoplesCampaign.org)

Curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 4/6/2018

Today, in response to a conservative listener who sent in a voicemail about gun culture and policy, the entire episode is a point by point response to that call, complete with as many clips as usual from some regular and irregular sources, with plenty of disagreement but, ultimately, finding lots of common ground

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Listener Voicemail - Looking for common ground on gun control - Caitlin


Ch. 3: Act 2: The political effects of Facebook's algorithms - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date 03-20-18


Ch. 4: Act 3: Jennifer Carlson on race and gun culture - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 3-12-18


Ch. 5: Act 4: Second amendment redefinition a fraud on the American people - Bradcast - Air Date 3-27-18


Ch. 6: Act 5: The myth of defensive gun ownership Part 1 - Science VS - Air Date 8-4-18


Ch. 7: Act 6: The myth of defensive gun ownership - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date 02-03-15


Ch. 8: Act 7: The myth of defensive gun ownership Part 2 - Science VS - Air Date 8-4-18


Ch. 9: Act 8: Gun Control will Not Cure a Society that Produces Monstrous Behavior - @TheRealNews - Air Date 2-24-18


Ch. 10: Act 9: Danger of guns to women - Progressive Faith Sermons w: @RevDrRay - Air Date 10-8-17


Ch. 11: Act 10: The homicide rate with guns present, especially against women - Science VS - Air Date 8-4-18


Ch. 12: Act 11: Prevalence of guns results in more gun deaths and laws do work - Speak Out With Tim Wise - Air Date 2-20-18


Ch. 13: Act 12: The Gun Policies Americans Agree On - On The Media - Air Date 1-8-16


Ch. 14: Act 13: Does It Matter What You Think About Gun Policy? - On The Media - Air Date 1-8-16


Ch. 15: Final comments about what the gun debate is really all about

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Music from Blue Dot Sessions

Celestial Navigation - Aeronaut

Contrarian - Sketchbook

Hundred Mile - K2

Planting Flags - K4

Vengeful - Warmbody

Wingspan - Bayou Birds

Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 4/3/2018

Today we take a look at the latest revelations about the (mis)use of Facebook's data in an attempt to influence US elections, some of those who've seen this coming for years and some thoughts on what to do about it

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Facebook Data Massively Obtained & Misused by Cambridge Analytica - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 03-20-18

Ch. 3: Song 1: Minutes - Pacha Faro


Ch. 4: Act 2: Analytics CEO CAUGHT On Tape Discussing Potential Bribery and Entrapment - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 03-21-18

Ch. 5: Song 2: Lakal - Speakeasy


Ch. 6: Act 3: The Facebook Alarm Bells Have Been Ringing For Years - On The Media - Air Date 3-23-18

Ch. 7: Song 3: Lahaina - Cloud Harbor


Ch. 8: Act 4: Micah Sifry on Facebook - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 3-28-18

Ch. 9: Song 4: Entrap - Darby


Ch. 10: Act 5: Dan Rather's Message to Mark Zuckerberg - The News with Dan Rather on @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-27-18

Ch. 11: Song 5: Contrarian - Sketchbook


Ch. 12: Act 6: Is Facebook in trouble? - The Inquiry - Air Date 3-8-18


Ch. 13: Act 7: You Are The Product: Is Facebook's Business Model Spying & Selling Our Data? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 03-22-18


Voicemails

Ch. 14: Explaining long-term use of opiates - Marguerite from Fortuna, CA

Ch. 15: Liberal Trump voter - Sam from Nashville, TN

Ch. 16: US has been most influential country - Sam from Nashville, TN

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent


Ch. 17: Final comments on tenets of “freedom from” and “freedom to”

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Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)


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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 5/23/2017

Today we look at the current state of voting rights and the full press efforts being made to expand voter suppression far and wide across the country

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Where we stand on voting rights right now - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 4-12-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  What's Going On - Marvin Gaye


Ch. 4: Act 2: Voter ID Suppressed 200,000 Wisconsin Votes; Trump Won by 22,748 - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 05-11-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Who Benefits? - Mustard Plug


Ch. 6: Act 3: The benefits of vote-by-mail - The Other Washington from @civicskunkworks - Air Date 5-18-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Tusk - Errors


Ch. 8: Act 4: The origins of Trump's new voter fraud commission - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 5-12-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  I Told You So - Karmin


Ch. 10: Act 5: Call Out Voter Suppression with Let America Vote via @Let_AmericaVote - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Activism - Shihan


Ch. 12: Act 6: Donald Trump Orders "Election Integrity" Commission Headed by Architects of Voter Suppression - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 05-12-17

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

Air Date: 3/27/2018

Today we take a look at the blossoming of the renewed efforts of the conservative drug warriors

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Michelle Alexander We Must Respond Forcefully & Challenge Jeff Sessions's New War on Drugs - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 05-19-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Waterbourne - Algea Fields


Ch. 4: Act 2: Race, drugs and prisons - Progressive Faith Sermons w @RevDrRay - Air Date 9-10-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Gullwing Sailor - Migration


Ch. 6: Act 3: Art Way on Pot Recriminalization - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 1-12-18

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Inessential - Bayou Birds


Ch. 8: Act 4: Understanding the repeal of the Cole memo - Off Kilter - Air Date 1-26-18

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Astrisx - Bodytonic


Ch. 10: Act 5: Tell Congress: Punitive Drug Policies Don’t Work. Harm-Reduction Does. via @DrugPolicyOrg - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Streamer - Arc and Crecent


Ch. 12: Act 6: Death to Drug Dealers Trump Threatens to Ramp Up Drug War, Praising Efforts in Philippines & China - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 03-12-18


Voicemails

Ch. 13: The barbary wars were justified - Anonymous

Ch. 14: Breaking free from the car - Joe from Chicago

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent


Ch. 15: Final comments on the benefits of electric-assist bikes and the militaristic history of the US

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Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Tell Congress: Stand Against Harsh Drug Penalties via Drug Policy Alliance 

Tip: Use the sample email as guidance for a call script. 

EDUCATE YOURSELF

An Overdose Death Is Not Murder: Why Drug-Induced Homicide Laws Are Counterproductive and Inhumane (Drug Policy Alliance)

Experts React to Trump’s Plan to Escalate Drug War and Impose Death Penalty for Drug Offenses (Drug Policy Alliance)

Read: Jeff Sessions’s memo asking federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for drug traffickers (Vox)

Legal pot business owners ponder the possibility of death row after Trump administration policy shift (NBC)

Eleven countries studied, one inescapable conclusion – the drug laws don’t work (The Guardian, 2014)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 3/23/2018

Today we take a look at the structures, barriers and incentives standing between us and simpler, more fulfilling, happier and more environmentally sustainable lives

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: You Can't Have Infinite Growth On A Finite Planet - Sustainable Human - Air Date 1-11-18

Ch. 3: Song 1:  N/A


Ch. 4: Act 2: Pleasure, happiness and the marketing that leads us to depression - Who. What. Why. - Air Date 9-29-2017

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Open Flames - Aeronaut


Ch. 6: Act 3: David Ketchum "Complicity, Simplicity, and the World We Are Creating" - Progressive Faith Sermons w: @RevDrRay - Air Date 1-22-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Molly Molly - Barstool


Ch. 8: Act 4: Minimalism: class, fetishes and the fate of the planet - @TheMinimalists - Air Date 2-14-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Homegrown - The Pine Barrens


Ch. 10: Act 5: The Story of Solutions - storyofstuffproject - Air Date 10-1-13

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Yarrow and Root - The Bulwark


Ch. 12: Act 6: Ari Wallach: 3 ways to plan for the very long term - @TEDTalks - Air Date 4-10-17


Voicemails

Ch. 13: Suggesting Hardcore History: Death Throes of the Republic - V from Central New York

Ch. 14: Second amendment is like running a 21st century country on 18th century operating system - Erin from Philadelphia

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent


Ch. 15: Final comments on understanding the systematic nature of oppression so as to know what spandex to wear in opposing it

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Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)


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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Air Date: 3/20/2018

Today we take a look at the culture behind the gun culture in the US in an attempt to better understand it and to glean new ideas on how to fix it

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: The origins of gun culture and violence - Ideas from CBC - Air Date 10-1-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Lesser Gods of Metal - Ray Catcher


Ch. 4: Act 2: White Supremacy and the Church of the Second Amendment - @Intercepted w @JeremyScahill - Air Date 2-28-18

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Inessential - Bayou Birds


Ch. 6: Act 3: Close the Boyfriend Loophole - @FullFrontalSamB - Air Date: 11-02-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Yarrow and Root - The Bulwark


Ch. 8: Act 4: The BIGGEST Problem is American Gun Culture - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 02-22-18

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Lakal - Speakeasy


Ch. 10: Act 5: Help Students March for Their Lives on March 24th via @AMarch4OurLives #NeverAgain

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Planting Flags - K4


Ch. 12: Act 6: America has a different, toxic relationship to guns - Speak Out With Tim Wise - Air Date 2-20-18


Voicemails

Ch. 13: Thoughts on the lesser-known victims of the opioid crisis - Ani from Alabama

Ch. 14: False equivalency between US and Israel - Zach from Atlanta

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent


Ch. 15: Final comments incorporating the legacy of colonialism in its various forms

BONUS CLIP 1: Juan Gonzalez on the hidden forces behind global immigration - @Intercepted w @JeremyScahill - Air Date 1-31-18

BONUS CLIP 2: Blood, Sweat and Tears (City of the Future, Part 2) - 99% Invisible - Air Date 2-21-18, 2-28-18

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Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Find a March for Our Lives event near you

Support the March for Our Lives - Donate

Purchase the song “Shine” written and performed by members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Drama to support Shine MSD - a nonprofit founded to encourage survivors of violence to express themselves through art.

EDUCATE YOURSELF

National School Walkout: Thousands Protest Against Gun Violence Across the U.S. (NY Times)

Students from Parkland and Chicago unite to expand the gun control conversation (Vox)

Florida passes gun control bill but fails to ban assault-style weapons used in Parkland school shooting (Independent)

College and University Update on Disciplinary Actions (NACAC)

Drive them to a march. Buy their gas. Whatever it takes, support all kids marching today (The Guardian)

The Students of Stoneman Douglas (60 Minutes)

Universities Tell Applicants That Protesting Gun Violence Won’t Affect Admissions (Huffington Post)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 


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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT