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Edition #390

Reverse Robin Hood Republicans

 

Act 1: GOP on raising retirement age, cut benefits - Young Turks

Song 1: Home - Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

Act 2: Barney Frank on financial reform - Chris Priest

Song 2: Lawless Flawless - Chris Priest

Act 3: GOP plan for the deficit - Rachel Maddow

Song 3: If you close the door - Adam Bork

Act 4: The Magnetar Trade story Part 1 - Pro Publica

Song 4: One - Apocalyptica

Act 5: Largest ever tax hike - Media Matters Minute

Song 5: One - Apocalyptica

Act 6: The Magnetar Trade story Part 2 - Pro Publica

Song 6: Wild world - Cat Stevens

Act 7: Unemployed are lazy drug addicts - Young Turks

Song 7: The sound of settling - Death Cab For Cutie

Act 8: Military spending - Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Economic Fun Fair - Mark Fiore

 

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Direct download: Reverse_Robin_Hood_Republicans.mp3
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Edition #389

Religious Justice League

 

Act 1: Banning haircuts - Wait wait don't tell me

Song 1: Painted by numbers - The Sounds

Act 2: Political fashion news - The Bugle

Song 2: Lebanese Blonde - Thievery Corporation

Act 3: Pope whipped himself - Young Turks

Song 3: Hey, Soul Sister - Train

Act 4: Bible more violent than Quran - NPR

Song 4: Monster Hospital - Metric

Act 5: God cites 'moving in mysterious ways' - The Onion

Song 5: Master Plan - My Morning Jacket

Act 6: News of the godly Part 1 - Le Show

Song 6: (Why Is Your) Heaven So Small - Susan Werner

Act 7: Stephen Prothero on the 8 religions - Colbert Report

Song 7: Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam - Nirvana

Act 8: Study says abstinence-only works - Young Turks

Song 8: Boasdicea - Enya

Act 9: Heaven to return 3.6 billion souls for rejudging - The Onion

Song 9: Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses

Act 10: News of the godly Part 2 - Le Show

Song 9: Kids - MGMT

Act 10: Glenn Beck, Ignore Jesus, be selfish - Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Modest-Con 2010 - Colbert Report

 

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Direct download: Religious_Justice_League.mp3
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Edition #388

Torture is Un-American so we don't call it that

 

Act 1: Blame - Daily Show

Song 1: Blame it on the Tetons - Modest Mouse

Act 2: Harvard's study on torture - Young Turks

Song 2: Where does the good go - Tegan and Sara

Act 3: Yahweh or no way - Glenn Beck's MLK rally - Colbert Report

Song 3: High - James Blunt

Act 4: New ruling on media profanity - Wait wait don't tell me

Song 4: Escucha Me - Gipsy Kings

Act 5: Father Guido Sarducci on Prophet Glenn Beck - Colbert Report

Song 5: Modern Way - Kaiser Chiefs

Act 6: Torture in the media - On the Media

Song 6: Tell me a lie - Griffin House

Act 7: People don't like facts or failing - Citizen Radio

Song 7: Pony - Erin McCarley

Act 8: Rush Limbaugh kids should dumpsterdive - Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Media Fail On McChrystal Resignation - Young Turks

 

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Direct download: Torture_is_Un-American_so_we_dont_call_it_that.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 11:17am EDT

Edition #387

The state of the empire

 

Act 1: McChrystal article by Michael Hastings - Colbert Report

Song 1: The moment I said it - Imogen Heap

Act 2: Gaps in Afghan government - Rachel Maddow

Song 2: Out of our hands - Ikon

Act 3: UK investigating war crimes - Citizen Radio

Song 3: All American Girl - Train

Act 4: Judge sides with detainee in Guantanamo - The Progressive

Song 4: Shuffle your feet - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Act 5: Counter insurgency interview with General - Rachel Maddow

Song 5: Eve of destruction - Barry McGuire

Act 6: Odd couple Frank and Paul on military spending - NPR

Song 6: No need to argue - The Cranberries

Act 7: Obama authorizes assassinations on US citizens - Young Turks

Song 7: The perfect space - The Avett Brothers

Act 8: Afghanistan commentary - Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Petraeus takes over with same strategy - Rachel Maddow

 

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Direct download: The_state_of_the_empire.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Edition #386

Thank you BP

 

Act 1: Endless bummers - Daily Show

Song 1: My name is Jonas - Weezer

Act 2: Shep Smith slams Fox News defending BP - Young Turks

Song 2: Real world - Matchbox Twenty

Act 3: ThreatDown - Dawn - Colbert Report

Song 3: Perpetual Dawn (Solar Youth Mix) - The Orb

Act 4: BP CEO acts like Star Trek character - Young Turks

Song 4: House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

Act 5: BP's PR campaign - Jimmy Dore Show

Song 5: Sinnerman (The Thomas Crown Affair) - Nina Simone

Act 6: BP's criminal negligence - The Progressive

Song 6: Politic Amagni (La Politique, C'est Pas Bon) - Amadou & Mariam

Act 7: Carl Safina on oil regulation - Colbert Report

Song 7: Soft serve - Soul Coughing

Act 8: Extreme energy - Slate.com

Song 8: I go to extremes - Billy Joel

Act 9: Josh Fox talks about toxic materials - Daily Show

Song 9: Classical gas - Mason Williams

Act 10: Entire oil rig searches for pizza cutter - The Onion

Song 10: Cuts like a knife - Soft

Act 11: Oil invested judge OKs offshore drilling - Young Turks

Song 11: Stop the madness - Marty Dread

Act 12: Lube Job - Colbert Report

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Obamas BP Oil Spill Speech - Colbert Report

 

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Direct download: Thank_you_BP.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 8:59am EDT

Edition #385

A flawed and broken paradigm

 

Act 1: Pros and cons of financial reform bill - Young Turks

Song 1: Satellite - Guster

Act 2: Estate tax discussion - Bill Maher

Song 2: I Want to Protect You - Eels

Act 3: Reinstate the estate tax - The Progressive

Song 3: Celebration guns - Stars

Act 4: Working on cutting social security - Counterspin

Song 4: Noctuary - Bonobo

Act 5: Canadian banks vs US Banks - Young Turks

Song 5: Spare change - Matt and Kim

Act 6: Social security broke - That's Bullshit - Sam Seder

Song 6: 1234 - Feist

Act 7: Rich vs the middle class - Young Turks

Song 7: Buildings and mountains - The Republic Tigers

Act 8: America's got nothing - Daily Show

Song 8: Built for this - Ben Sollee

Act 9: Obama needs to change budget dialogue - The Progressive

Song 9: Blessed - Brett Dennen

Act 10: Unemployment benefits with Paul Krugman - Colbert Report

Song 10: Hungry like the wolf - Duran Duran

Act 11: GOP on the deficit - Rachel Maddow

Song 11: Believe - The Bravery

Act 12: Conservatives don't understand - Jimmy Dore

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Holier Than Dow - Daily Show

 

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Direct download: A_flawed_and_broken_paradigm.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

Edition #384

Kagan's vapid and hollow confirmation

 

Act 1: Kagan on Supreme Court confirmations - Wait wait don't tell me

Song 1: Play the game - Shout Out Louds

Act 2: Too many Jews - Le Show

Song 2: Fade to black - Apocalyptica

Act 3: Like a lady - Media Matters

Act 4: Gen. Boykin vs. Kagan - Rachel Maddow

Song 4: Ready or not - The Fugees

Act 5: Franken on the importance of SCOTUS - Young Turks

Song 5: See you in the light - Michael Franti And Spearhead

Act 6: Kagan confirmation process - It's all politics

Song 6: Keep on moving forward - Emma's Revolution

Act 7: Thurgood Marshall case histories - Thom Hartmann

Song 7: Powerless - The Salads

Act 8: Kagan in a turban - Rachel Maddow

Song 8: Will you remember - The Cranberries

Act 9: Terrible confirmation process - Citizen Radio

Song 9: Carolina Dreams - Heroes and Villains

Act 10: More of less free - Young Turks

Song 10: I'm free - The Soup Dragons

Act 11: Release the Kagan - Daily Show

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Supreme Court Justice Sweetness - Colbert Report

 

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Direct download: Kagans_vapid_and_hollow_confirmation.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

Edition #383

A celebration of science

 

Act 1: NUMMI is reborn for electric cars - NPR

Song 1: Electric car - They might be giants

Act 2: News of the warm 1 - Le Show

Song 2: Warning sign - Coldplay

Act 3: Bill McKibben Interview Part 1 - The Progressive

Song 3: Fake Empire - The National

Act 4: Climate change vs. Biblical Armageddon - The Onion

Song 4: The end's not near - Band of Horses

Act 5: Bill McKibben Interview Part 2 - The Progressive

Song 5: Big black nothing - Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band

Act 6: How to draw attention to climate rallies - Counterspin

Song 6: Starsign - Apoptygma Berzerk

Act 7: Bill McKibben Interview Part 3 - The Progressive

Song 7: Drive - R.E.M.

Act 8: Denying science - Ring of Fire

Song 8: Science is real - They might be giants

Act 9: News of the warm 2 - Le Show

Song 9: Polar bear - The Quiet Two

Act 10: What the fuck is wrong with you people - Bill Maher

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

The Quest For Arctic Riches - Colbert Report

 

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

Edition #382

Obama and GOP speak on oil spill

 

Act 1: Day 58, Obama's speech - Daily Show

Song 1: Friend of the Devil - Counting Crows

Act 2: President's weekly address - Le Show

Song 2: Angry - Matchbox Twenty

Act 3: LA Senator wants more oil drilling - Young Turks

Song 3: Mushaboom - Feist

Act 4: More moronic GOP reactions - Daily Show

Song 4: The Wind - Cat Stevens

Act 5: Leaving for a yacht race - Wait wait don't tell me

Song 5: Skinny Love - Bon Iver

Act 6: Oil execs know nothing about spills - Rachel Maddow

Song 6: Aegean Wave - Suzanne Ciani

Act 7: Oil regulation corruption - Le Show

Song 7: Failure by design - Brand New

Act 8: Of oil, energy and filibusters - Bill Maher

Song 8: Never Before - Zhang Yun Jing

Act 9: Oil spill not an environmental disaster - Young Turks

Song 9: When it all goes wrong again - Everclear

Act 10: International oil market - Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Tip/Wag at Marshall Islands - Colbert Report

 

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Direct download: Obama_and_GOP_speak_on_oil_spill.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 3:20pm EDT

Edition #381

Wars, Crimes and War Crimes

 

Act 1: Back in Black - Mark Fiore

Song 1: Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin

Act 2: Bush admits to war crimes - Countdown

Song 2: Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote

Act 3: Water-boarding is a no-brainer - Bill Maher

Song 3: Monster - The Automatic Automatic

Act 4: Water-boarding USA - Le Show

Song 4: Water-boarding USA - Harry Shearer

Act 5: Respect my authoritah - Daily Show

Song 5: Mount Doom (feat. Renée Fleming) - Howard Shore

Act 6: Following the constitution or not - Jimmy Dore

Song 6: California - Phantom Planet

Act 7: Sy Hersh story on battlefield executions - Young Turks

Song 7: You Got to Get Out of There - Dave Cross

Act 8: Comparing the Bush and Obama policies - Bill Maher

Song 8: Kyoko's House  ("stage blood is not enough") - Philip Glass

Act 9: U.S. Airliner Sajacked - The Onion

Song 9: Wheel of fortune - Kay Starr

Act 10: Interview with Republican on Miranda Rights - Jimmy Dore

Song 10: 1901 - Phoenix

Act 11: Clusterfuck to the war house - Korea and Middle East - Daily Show

Song 11: The Dead Heart - Midnight Oil

Act 12: Killing Number 3 - On the Media

Song 12: Feet to the fire - the hereafter

Act 13: Obama's Bush-like war comments - Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Afghanistan Stability Chart - Daily Show

 

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Direct download: Wars_Crimes_and_War_Crimes.mp3
Category:MP3 -- posted at: 11:19am EDT