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Edition #423

Worshiping a false idol

 

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Act 1: Chilean miners saved by democracy – Counterspin
Song 1: Hero of the Day – Load
Act 2: Bizarre worship of the free market – The Progressive
Song 2: Shattered Faith – Punk-O-Rama 8
Act 3: Shocking facts on US poverty – Young Turks
Song 3: Buildings & Mountains – Keep Color
Act 4: GOP killing jobs – Rachel Maddow
Song 4: All for You – Sister Hazel
Act 5: Robert Reich interview – Colbert Report
Song 5: If I Ever Feel Better – United
Act 6: Workers need to take a pay cut – Counterspin
Song 6: What I’m Looking For (Ad Version) – What I’m Looking For (Ad Version) – Single
Act 7: Companies buying stocks, not employees – Young Turks
Song 7: Leaving On a Jet Plane – Have a Ball
Act 8: Housing guy apologizes for housing bubble – NPR
Song 8: Let Me Fall (From “Cirque du Soleil”) – Josh Groban
Act 9: The Chamber on outsourcing jobs – Rachel Maddow
Song 9: Easy – Born On Flag Day
Act 10: What to do about the Bush tax cuts – Counterspin
Song 10: 12:51 – 12:51 – Single
Act 11: Proof the Bush tax cuts failed miserably – Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Poor Single Mother With Lots Of Credit Cards. (It’s Not What You Think.) – NPR


 

Sources:
Counterspin
The Progressive
The Young Turks
Rachel Maddow
Colbert Report
NPR

 

Produced By:
Jay!

 

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Edition #422

Things will get better

 

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Act 1: Don’t enforce – Rachel Maddow
Song 1: How – Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (The Complete Sessions 1991-1993)
Act 2: WaPo promotes homophobe – Counterspin
Song 2: Why (You Confuse Me) – Everybody Knows EP
Act 3: DADT ruled unconstitutional – Countdown
Song 3: A Change Is Gonna Come – Learning to Bend
Act 4: Shielded ID interview – Rachel Maddow
Song 4: My Private Nation – My Private Nation
Act 5: The death of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell – The Progressive
Song 5: In a Cave – Elephant Shell
Act 6: Things will get better – Joel Burns
Song 6: Better Be Quiet Now – Figure 8
Act 7: Make a plan or stop saying you will – Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Make a plan or stop saying you will – Rachel Maddow

 

Sources:
Rachel Maddow
Counterspin
Countdown
The Progressive
Joel Burns YouTube video

 

Produced By:
 

Jay!

 

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Direct download: Things_will_get_better.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT

Edition #421

End Nixon's war on drugs

 

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Act 1: Election narrative – Counterspin
Song 1: Black & Blue – Miike Snow
Act 2: Beltway election narrative – Rachel Maddow
Song 2: Late Afternoon – Theo Bard
Act 3: Glenn Beck in trouble with Fox – Young Turks
Song 3: Up Against the Wall – Writer’s Block
Act 4: Rupert Murdoch watch – Le Show
Song 4: Nantes – The Flying Club Cup
Act 5: Professional Left commentary – Countdown
Song 5: Leader – Burning Spear
Act 6: Politician’s lies – On the Media
Song 6: Too close – VNV Nation
Act 7: MSNBC’s political narrative – Daily Show
Song 7: You’re the Best – The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Act 8: CNN’s Rick Sanchez fired – Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Journolist Proves ‘Liberal Media’ Is BS – Young Turks

 

Sources:
Counterspin
Rachel Maddow
The Young Turks
Le Show
Countdown
On the Media
The Daily Show

 

Produced By:
Jay!

 

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Direct download: The_narrative_in_the_news.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT

 

Edition #420

End Nixon's war on drugs

 

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Act 1: Cenk’s Take to end the war on Drugs – MSNBC
Song 1: Gangsta’s Paradise – Rhino Hi-Five: Coolio – EP
Act 2: Terror, drugs, poverty redouble efforts – The Onion
Song 2: Cameras – Cameras – Single
Act 3: Update on the drug war – Rachel Maddow
Song 3: I Wanna Be Sedated – Road to Ruin (Expanded & Remastered)
Act 4: Beer industry vs Marijuana legalization – Young Turks
Song 4: Havana – Garageband jingle
Act 5: Gang Busters, John Burrnett – Colbert Report
Song 5: Mexico – James Taylor: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Act 6: Oakland goes pot – Jim Hightower
Song 6: Recycled Air – Give Up
Act 7: Desperate drug addict driven to get a job – The Onion
Song 7: Tragic Kingdom – Tragic Kingdom
Act 8: Why pot should be legal – Young Turks
Song 8: Same song twice – Sublime
Act 9: Prop 19, Joesph Califano and Gary Johnson – Colbert Report
Song 9: A Rush of Blood to the Head – A Rush of Blood to the Head
Act 10: Could regulating/taxing pot save states budgets – Thom Hartmann
Song 10: Dreaming My Dreams – No Need to Argue
Act 11: Model-train hobby becomes model-train habbit – The Onion
Song 11: Peace Train – Footsteps In the Light
Act 12: How the war on drugs started – Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Police Capture Nation’s Largest Crystal Meth Kingpin – The Onion

 

Sources:
 

MSNBC
The Onion
Rachel Maddow
The Young Turks
Colbert Report
Jim Hightower
Thom Hartmann

 

Produced By:
Jay!

 

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Direct download: End_Nixons_war_on_drugs_1.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT

Edition #419

The asylum is holding elections, don't let the inmates be the only voters

 

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Act 1: Tea party coloring book Colbert Report
Song 1: Poem to a horse – Shakira
Act 2: GOP busted on talking points – Young Turks
Song 2: Playing your part – Emotional Violence
Act 3: Elitist nonsense – Slate.com
Song 3: Razor Wire (Instrumental) – Chris Priest
Act 4: Indecision 2010 – unforced errors edition – Daily Show
Song 4: Eyes – Rogue Wave
Act 5: Demint Gov shut down – Rachel Maddow
Song 5: Stand by me – Pennywise
Act 6: Tea party and the Koch bros – Ring of Fire
Song 6: Sit and listen – Malibu Knights
Act 7: Rich Iott wears a Nazi uniform – Colbert Report
Song 7: Close to me – The Cure
Act 8: Voters want to know who funds ads – NPR
Song 8: Information Travels Faster – Death Cab For Cutie
Act 9: Time to fight for strong progressives – Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Indecision 2010 – Revenge of the Fallen – FearStock.com – Colbert Report

 

Sources:
Colbert Report
The Young Turks
Slate.com
Daily Show
Rachel Maddow
Ring of Fire
NPR


Produced By:
Jay!

 

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Direct download: The_asylum_is_holding_elections_dont_let_the_inmates_be_the_only_voters.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT

Edition #418

Math has a well known liberal bias

 

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Act 1: Foreclosure Crisis – Daily Show
Song 1: Razon Wire – Chris Priest
Act 2: TARP sequels coming – Young Turks
Song 2: Big Mistake – Fair Ain’t Fair
Act 3: Crooked lending practices – Le Show
Song 3: Lake Michigan – Asleep At Heaven’s Gate
Act 4: Mortgage bankers assn. – Daily Show
Song 4: Hang On Sloopy – Hang On Sloopy – The Best of the McCoys
Act 5: Top 20% have too much money – Young Turks
Song 5: Animal – Miike Snow
Act 6: Tax Shelter Skelter – Colbert Report
Song 6: Gray or Blue – Sea Green, See Blue. – EP
Act 7: The return of debtors’ prisons – The Progressive
Song 7: Rows of Homes – The Western States Motel
Act 8: Austan Goolsbee – Colbert Report
Song 8: Bloodstream – Stateless
Act 9: Dems at war with corporate interests – Young Turks
Song 9: Dance Music – The Sunset Tree
Act 10: Arizona family chooses to live in the middle – NPR
Song 10: Keepsake – Weeds (Music from the Series, Vol. 3)
Act 11: Fox News guest rips ‘liberal math’ – Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Arianna Huffington – Daily Show


 

Sources:
Daily Show
The Young Turks
Le Show
Colbert Report
The Progressive
NPR

 

Produced By:
Jay!

 

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Direct download: Math_has_a_well_known_liberal_bias.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Edition #417

Lunatics on the right, broken system, support the fighters 

 

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Act 1: Stop whining – Wait wait don’t tell me
Song 1: Listen – Listen Carefully E.P
Act 2: GOP candidates looking to kill social security – Rachel Maddow
Song 2: Say It to Me Now – Once (Music from the Motion Picture)
Act 3: American Corruptistan – Jim Hightower
Song 3: Messages – Food In the Belly
Act 4: Who’s buying the US elections – Young Turks
Song 4: I Paid for the Party – The Best of Loma Records – The Rise and Fall of a 1960′s Soul Label
Act 5: (C) Spot run – Daily Show
Song 5: Follow You Follow Me – Turn It On Again – The Hits
Act 6: Democrats getting out politicked – Jimmy Dore Show
Song 6: When I Come Around – Dookie
Act 7: Late for Obama to turn left – The Progressive
Song 7: Inspiration – ¡Volare! – The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings
Act 8: Right Club – Daily Show
Song 8: That Thing You Do! (Live At the Hollywood TV Showcase) – That Thing You Do! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Act 9: Dems on offense – Rachel Maddow
Song 9: Wait Up (Boots of Danger) – Champ
Act 10: Help progressives win in 2010 – Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
The Delewert Report – The Colbert Report


 

Sources:
Wait wait don’t tell me
Rachel Maddow
Jim Hightower
The Young Turks
Daily Show
Jimmy Dore Show
The Progressive
Colbert Report

 

Produced By:
Jay!

 

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Direct download: Lunatics_on_the_right_broken_system_support_the_fighters.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Edition #416

Today is 350.org's Global Work Party 

 

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Act 1: Deniers funding NOVA – Counterspin
Song 1: Like the Weather – In My Tribe
Act 2: News of the warm – Le Show
Song 2: Cold As Ice – No End In Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner (Remastered)
Act 3: 350.org’s Bill McKibben interview – David Letterman Show
Song 3: Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? – Play & Play: B Sides
Act 4: Walmart going green – Counterspin
Song 4: Mother Earth (International RMX) – Culcha Candela
Act 5: News of the warm – Le Show
Song 5: PTF2012 – Praise the Fallen
Act 6: The new ice island – Need to Know
Song 6: Island In the Sun – Weezer (Green Album)
Act 7: Moving to the suburbs – NPR
Song 7: Title and Registration – Transatlanticism
Act 8: Family of 5 found alive in suburbs – The Onion
Song 8: Recycled Air – Give Up
Act 9: Moving to the city – NPR
Song 9: Freetime – New Sacred Cow
Act 10: Walruses and Ostriches – The Progressive

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Skepticism vs. denial about climate change – Need to Know


 

Sources:
Counterspin
Le Show
David Letterman
Need to Know
NPR
The Onion
The Progressive
 

 

Produced By:
Jay!

 

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Direct download: Today_is_350.orgs_Global_Work_Party.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Edition #415

You thought you were angry at Wall Street before

 

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Act 1: It’s ooover! – Wait wait don’t tell me
Song 1: Steal My Kisses – Burn to Shine
Act 2: Summers stepping down – Counterspin
Song 2: 2 Atoms In a Molecule – Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down
Act 3: Social security lie – Young Turks
Song 3: Don’t Believe the Hype – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Act 4: The GOP spending addiction – Slate.com
Song 4: Not an Addict – Paradise In Me
Act 5: Nearly half oppose tax hike for rich – Counterspin
Song 5: The Only Exception – Brand New Eyes
Act 6: Unbearable Wall Streeters Part 1 – This American Life
Song 6: Kyoko’s House (“stage blood is not enough”) – Mishima (Original Music Composed By Philip Glass)
Act 7: General Motors sales of disposable car – The Onion
Song 7: Kathy’s Song (Come Lie Next to Me) – Welcome to Earth
Act 8: Unbearable Wall Streeters Part 2 – This American Life
Song 8: Mad World – Donnie Darko (Music From the Original Motion Picture Score)
Act 9: Fed up with economics reporting – Counterspin
Song 9: La Réalité – Dimanche a Bamako
Act 10: Greed still isn’t good – Real Time with Bill Maher
Song 10: Just My Imagination – Bury the Hatchet
Act 10: Small businesses – Countdown
Song 10: Gone Going – Monkey Business
Act 11: Wall Street vs. Main Street – Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Capitalism Hits the Fan with Economist Richard Wolff – Thom Hartmann

 

Sources:
Wait wait don’t tell me
Counterspin
The Young Turks
Slate
This American Life
The Onion
Bill Maher
Countdown
Thom Hartmann
 

 

Produced By:
Jay!

 

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Direct download: You_thought_you_were_angry_at_Wall_Street_before.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Edition #414

As the election looms

 

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Act 1: Paul Rykoff on the war not being over – Rachel Maddow
Song 1: Girl in the war – Chris Priest
Act 2: Jon Krakauer on Pat Tillman – Colbert Report
Song 2: Great Divide – First Band on the Moon
Act 3: Army ignored complaints of Afghan slayings – NPR
Song 3: Call for Help – Stale and Dry
Act 4: Reporting on soldiers killing and being attacked – Counterspin
Song 4: Dance With Me – Bande a Part
Act 5: Death squads for sport in Afghanistan – Citizen Radio
Song 5: Something happening – Visitor
Act 6: Obama rattles sabers at Iran – The Progressive
Song 6: If you close the door – Adam Bork
Act 7: UN General Assembly – The Bugle
Song 7: Wave of Mutilation – Wave of Mutilation – Best of Pixies
Act 8: Financing an empire Part 1 – Common Sense with Dan Carlin
Song 8: Untitled – Zoe Keating
Act 9: US Suppresses freedom of press in Afghanistan – The Progressive
Song 9: The Czar of Munster – When Juniper Sleeps
Act 10: Financing an empire Part 2 – Common Sense with Dan Carlin

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
International House of Handshakes – Daily Show


 

Sources:
Rachel Maddow
Colbert Report
NPR
Counterspin
Citizen Radio
The Progressive
The Bugle
Common Sense with Dan Carlin
The Daily Show

 

Produced By:
Jay!

 

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Direct download: Executing_a_war_civilians_and_our_strategy_of_empire.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31pm EDT