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Edition #379
The Breakup of the Year

Act 1: Never disparage civilian superiors - Wait wait don't tell me
Song 1: Sixteen Military Wives - The Decemberists
Act 2: Firing generals - It's all politics
Song 2: We never change - Coldplay
Act 3: Must have been high - Colbert Report
Song 3: Higher and higher - Alice Deejay
Act 4: Fox News hits the talking points - Young Turks
Song 4: I'm no superman - Laslo Bane
Act 5: McChrystal's Balls - The Bugle
Song 5: Popular - Nada Surf
Act 6: Unfettered access - On the Media
Song 6: It's the same old song - The Four Tops
Act 7: Honorable, yet oily, discharge - Daily Show
Song 7: All the same - Anya Marina
Act 8: McChrystal's last report and meeting - Le Show
Song 8: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam
Act 9: Great Hastings quotes - Young Turks
Song 9: You're the best - Joe Esposito
Act 10: Ore on Terror - Daily Show
Song 10: Fade to Black - Apoptygma Berzerk
Act 11: Not just for opium wholesalers - Wait wait don't tell me
Song 11: Meet the elements - They might be giants
Act 12: The Word - Who War it Best - Colbert Report

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
McChrystal's Balls - Daily Show

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Direct download: The_Breakup_of_the_Year.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 1:21pm EDT

Edition #378
Media is weak and getting weaker

Act 1: Press you're stuck - Daily Show
Song 1: Termite circus - Monkey Island 4
Act 2: Goodbye to Helen Thomas - On the Media
Song 2: Custom BotL promo instrumental - Chris Priest
Act 3: Michael Copps on Net Neutrality Part 1 - Bill Moyers Journal
Song 3: Loose ends - Imogen Heap
Act 4: Beck airs Israeli raid footage - Daily Show
Song 4: Timeless - Kate Havnevik
Act 5: Michael Copps on Net Neutrality Part 2 - Bill Moyers Journal
Song 5: Future is now - Dune
Act 6: David Gregory on rights to a lawyer - Jimmy Dore Show
Song 6: Nuevo Marrow - Grim Fandango Soundtrack
Act 7: Impossibility of reporting on financial reform - On the Media
Song 7: Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Act 8: Obama is God's punishment - Young Turks
Song 8: Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
Act 9: Bush-like missteps - Daily Show

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

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Direct download: Media_is_weak_and_getting_weaker.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Edition #377
Yet another oil spill show

Act 1: Crude and Unusual - Colbert Report
Song 1: White flag - Dido
Act 2: BP RIP - Rachel Maddow
Song 2: Addicted to oil - Le Show
Act 3: The gall of BP's Tony Hayward - The Progressive
Song 3: Back in the high life again - Steve Winwood
Act 4: Hayward's apology from BP - Le Show
Song 4: Hard to say I'm sorry - Chicago
Act 5: GOP wants you to pay for the spill - Young Turks
Song 5: Rude awakening - Ed Robinson
Act 6: Strike it mucky - The Bugle
Song 6: Not sorry - The Cranberries
Act 7: Philippe Cousteau interview - Bill Maher
Song 7: Liquid Sun - The Beginning (A New Hope) (club mix) - DJ Keoki
Act 8: Dead, dying and headless carcases - Countdown
Song 8: Black water - The Doobie Brothers
Act 9: The Petro science dude - Le Show
Song 9: I Am a Paleontologist - They Might Be Giants and Danny Weinkauf
Act 10: Comparing ACORN with BP - Rachel Maddow

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
America's Strained Relationship With England - Colbert Report

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Direct download: Yet_another_oil_spill_show.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT

Edition #376
Yeah, still going on

Act 1: More of Obama's non-anger - Wait wait don't tell me
Song 1: Don't look back in anger - Oasis
Act 2: Proven unsafe - Rachel Maddow
Song 2: Mystify - INXS
Act 3: Speaking of BP - Le Show
Song 3: Too late, too slow - Shout Out Louds
Act 4: BP ad campaign - Daily Show
Song 4: Dream on - Aerosmith
Act 5: Oil spill prayer chain - Jimmy Dore Show
Song 5: Like a prayer - Madonna
Act 6: James Carville oil spill rage - Colbert Report
Song 6: Love like a bomb - Oasis
Act 7: Rachel's Presidential address - Rachel Maddow
Song 7: World spins madly on - The Weepies
Act 8: Tar Beachopolous - Le Show
Song 8: Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400
Act 9: Oil spill retrospective - Countdown

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
The spilling fields - To Shell and Back - Daily Show

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Direct download: Yeah_still_going_on.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

Edition #375
An Armada of Humanaterrorists

Act 1: Israel beat the Somalis to it - BBC News Quiz
Song 1: Hostage-O - Warren Zevon
Act 2: Release the prisoners, release the tapes - Young Turks
Song 2: Respect - Diana Ross & The Supremes
Act 3: Republican on Gaza - Jimmy Dore Show
Song 3: Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
Act 4: Obama mute on Israeli aggression - The Progressive
Song 4: Different Names - Death Cab For Cutie
Act 5: Discussing the flotilla - Bill Maher
Song 5: Different Shore - Nightnoise
Act 6: Dueling taped accounts - On the Media
Song 6: Sea of love - Cat Power
Act 7: Obama helps obstruct Israel investigation - Young Turks
Song 7: Glyserine - Bush
Act 8: Don't cheer the departure of Helen Thomas - The Progressive
Song 8: Soir De Fête - Yann Tiersen
Act 9: Fox on Helen Thomas - Media Matters
Act 10: Helen Thomas's departure - Counterspin
Song 10: Slight Figure of Speech - The Avett Brothers
Act 11: Michael Oren and formidable opponent - Colbert Report
Song 11: We could be friends - Freelance Whales
Act 12: Joe Biden hits new low - The Progressive
Song 12: Doctor my eyes - Jackson 5
Act 13: Israel does something crazy/frustrating - The Bugle

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Israel Flotilla Raid - Breakdown of Who's Right and Wrong - Young Turks

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Direct download: An_Armada_of_Humanaterrorists.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

Edition #374
We're all covered in oil

Act 1: The Spilling Fields - Daily Show
Song 1: Sweet Georgia Brown - Brother Bones and His Shadows
Act 2: Oil and energy policy - Rachel Maddow
Song 2: Talk - Coldplay
Act 3: Obama's non-anger - Wait wait don't tell me
Song 3: Talking to myself - Pummel
Act 4: Booming rant - Le Show
Song 4: Boom - Le Show
Act 5: Profits drive corner-cutting - Counterspin
Song 5: This year - The Mountain Goats
Act 6: Interview with Republican on oil - Jimmy Dore Show
Song 6: Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours  - The Smiths
Act 7: BP should go under - The Progressive
Song 7: Shady River - The Chapin Sisters
Act 8: Talking about oil - Bill Maher
Song 8: Electric Version - The New Pornographers
Act 9: BP's media blockade - On the Media
Song 9: Clubbed to Death - Rob Dougan
Act 10: BP blocks reporter - Young Turks
Song 10: Einstein On The Beach - Counting Crows
Act 11: Obama's kick-ass PR skills - BBC News Quiz
Song 11: Common people - William Shatner featuring Joe Jackson
Act 12: Test of functioning media and politics - Rachel Maddow
Song 12: A change is gonna come - Ben Sollee
Act 13: Who's really covered in oil - Le Show

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Oils well that never ends - Colbert Report

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Direct download: Were_all_covered_in_oil.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Edition #373

Lots of swears about religion
Act 1: Pope song - Tim Minchin
Act 2: 90's norms of priesthood - Le Show
Song 2: Lleva Me El Compas - Gipsy Kings
Act 3: How L.A. Archdiocese mishandled a priest - NPR
Song 3: Tomorrow, Wendy - Concrete Blonde
Act 4: 8-year old injured mimicking crucifixion - The Onion
Song 4: Crucify - Tori Amos
Act 5: US founded on the bible - Young Turks
Song 5: Great divide - The Cardigans
Act 6: White people prayer gap - Colbert Report
Song 6: Personal Jesus - Johnny Cash
Act 7: Some religions crazier than others - Bill Maher
Song 7: Me and God and Jesus - Crooked Roads Band
Act 8: Church cancelled due to lack of God - The Onion
Song 8: Do you believe in magic - The Lovin' Spoonful
Act 9: Witchcraft in Nigeria related to Christians - Young Turks
Song 9: La Réalité - Amadou & Mariam
Act 10: South Park death threats - Daily Show
Song 10: Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah - The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir & Walter Susskind
Act 11: Comedy stylings on religion - Jamie Kilstein
Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Boobquake Day Causes Earthquake - Colbert Report
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Direct download: Lots_of_swears_about_religion.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Edition #372

You (nearly) have the right to remain honest


Act 1: Un-gay - Mark Fiore

Song 1: It's the End of the World As We Know It - R.E.M.

Act 2: Alpha Dog of the Week - Colbert Report

Song 2: Dog days are over - Florence And The Machine

Act 3: Closeted gays hurting the rest - Rachel Maddow

Song 3: Unforgiven - Apocalyptica

Act 4: Teens turn gay spontainiously - Young Turks

Song 4: Jenny says - Cowboy Mouth

Act 5: New life in the closet - The Onion

Song 5: Brand new lover - Dead or alive

Act 6: They Gay - Colbert Report

Song 6: Take my hand - Dido

Act 7: DADT update - Young Turks

Song 7: When you're gone - The Cranberries

Act 8: Beginning on DADT - Rachel Maddow

Song 8: The Climb - No Doubt

Act 9: Good riddance to DADT - The Progressive

Song 9: This is not the end - The Bravery

Act 10: Can't trust gay soldiers - The Young Turks

Song 10: The passenger - Iggy Pop

Act 11: Discussion with Dan Savage - Countdown

Song 11: I'm looking through you - The Wallflowers

Act 12: On the road to overt sexuality - Young Turks

Song 12: Run around - Blues Traveler

Act 13: DADT nowhere near over - Rachel Maddow


Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Family Research Council's European Gaycation - Daily Show


Produced by:

Jay!


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Direct download: You_nearly_have_the_right_to_remain_honest.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Edition #371
Stop me if you've heard this before

Act 1: Moving on to depressed resignation Part 1 - The Bugle
Song 1: Witness - Roots Manuva
Act 2: Obama responds to BP disaster - The Progressive
Song 2: Like a Criminal - The Sheila Divine
Act 3: Moving on to depressed resignation Part 2 - The Bugle
Song 3: Cold cash, colder hearts - Thrice
Act 4: Oil regulation break down - Rachel Maddow
Song 4: Instrumental - Chris Priest
Act 5: Just blow it up - Wait wait don't tell me
Song 5: Death to traitors - Beloved
Act 6: Obama's non-anger - Countdown
Song 6: Roosevelt Room - Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band
Act 7: No dog feces on BP gas pump handles - Jimmy Dore Show
Song 7: Rebel Hearts - Roots Manuva
Act 8: Oil spill may be a message from God - Young Turks
Song 8: Harrisburg - Josh Ritter
Act 9: Interview with BP Exec - Le Show
Song 9: Spandex Man - Mr. Scruff
Act 10: Oil spill rant - Thom Hartmann
Song 10: Change of time - Josh Ritter
Act 11: Macho failures - Wait wait don't tell me
Song 11: Big black nothing - Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band
Act 12: Gulf oil spill from the 70's - Rachel Maddow

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Nature of corporations and oil - Rachel Maddow

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Direct download: Stop_me_if_youve_heard_this_before.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Edition #370
Analysis and warnings, we see it coming

Act 1: Hoarders - Daily Show
Song 1: Have you had enough - Rickie Lee Jones and The Squirrel Nut Zippers
Act 2: The banks still own congress - The Progressive
Song 2: What I am - Edie Brickell and New Bohemians
Act 3: Goldman fraud case - Colbert Report
Song 3: All apologies - Nirvana
Act 4: Greece falls, the US may be next  - Young Turks
Song 4: Curl up and die - Relient K
Act 5: Ian Bremmer interview - Daily Show
Song 5: TV Trays - Death Cab For Cutie
Act 6: Loan sharks manipulate people - Rachel Maddow
Song 6: Hey Ya - Obadiah Parker
Act 7: Simon Johnson, 13 Bankers - Colbert Report
Song 7: Torn Blue Foam Couch - Grand Archives
Act 8: Taxes - Daily Show
Song 8: Class Warfare - Chris Priest
Act 9: Reform bill is a joke - Young Turks

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Greece Wither Soon - Scheherazade Rehman - Colbert Report

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Direct download: Analysis_and_warnings_we_see_it_coming.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT