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Edition #433

The honorable class of 2010

 

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Act 1: Campaign ads might not matter – On the Media
Song 1: It Don’t Matter – Southern Discomfort
Act 2: Too early, too often – Need to Know
Song 2: Faith – Faith
Act 3: Campaign ads might still matter – On the Media
Song 3: Battle For The Beat – Battle For The Beat
Act 4: Mad as Hell – Mark Fiore
Song 4: My Favourite Game – Gran Turismo
Act 5: Adult Spin – Daily Show
Song 5: The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance – Vampire Weekend
Act 6: Midterm Election Update – The Bugle
Song 6: Drowning Men – Reservoir
Act 7: Freshman orientation – Wait wait don’t tell me
Song 7: Book of Days – The Very Best of Enya
Act 8: Uncompromise – Mark Fiore
Song 8: Goodbye Blue Sky – The Wall (Remastered)
Act 9: GOP misses Clinton – Daily Show
Song 9: I don’t mind if you forget me – The Smiths
Act 10: Which brand are your crooks? – Young Turks
Song 9: Let’s Work Together – The Very Best of Canned Heat
Act 10: Michael Moore on the administration – Bill Maher

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
The Faith-Based Vote – Slate.com

Find source links for this episode after the break!

Sources:
On the Media
Need to Know
Mark Fiore
The Daily Show
The Bugle
Wait wait don’t tell me
The Young Turks
Real Time with Bill Maher
Slate.com

 

Produced By:
Jay!

 

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Edition - Bonus

Repost from May 8th, 2006 - He may be a failure, but he's our failure

 

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Act 1: David Bender and Rachel discuss – Rachel Maddow Show
Song 1: Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection
Act 2: The Colbert Revolt – Slate.com
Song 2: Another Love Song – Organised for Hi Fi
Act 3: Dissecting the comedy – The Al Franken Show
Song 3: (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson: 20 Greatest Hits
Act 4: 9/11 was on a Tuesday – Young Turks
Song 4: In the Summertime – The Very Best of Mungo Jerry
Act 5: Why journalists didn’t like the routine – Counterspin
Song 5: Jerk It Out – Love for the Streets
Act 6: Rumors of death threats to Colbert – The Majority Report
Song 6: That non-song that has since become the outro music for the show
Act 7: Anniversary of Mission Accomplished – Wait wait don’t tell me
Song 7: Circles – El Oso
Act 8: We shouldn’t even be doing this – On the Media

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Unedited video of Colbert’s original speech at the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner


 

Sources:
Rachel Maddow
Slate.com
The Al Franken Show
The Young Turks
Counterspin
The Majority Report
Wait wait don’t tell me
On the Media

 

Produced By:
Jay!

 

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Edition #432

Giving voice to the powerless

 

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Act 1: East German immigration reform – Wait wait don’t tell me
Song 1: Takin’ Retards to the Zoo – Big Lizard In My Back Yard
Act 2: The fence – Ring of Fire
Song 2: Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2 – The Wall (Remastered)
Act 3: California points the way on college costs for immigration – The Progressive
Song 3: Dreams – Stars – The Best of 1992-2002
Act 4: Prison economics help drive Ariz immigration – NPR
Song 4: Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) – Essential Pet Shop Boys
Act 5: Fallback position, Migrant Worker – Colbert Report
Song 5: Spanish Flea – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
Act 6: Colbert’s immigration testimony – C-SPAN
Song 6: (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? – A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!
Act 7: Fox News on Colbert’s testimony – Young Turks
Song 7: Shady River – Lake Bottom LP
Act 8: Truthiness to power – Daily Show
Song 8: One – Achtung Baby
Act 9: Mr. Colbert goes to Washington – Countdown

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Calif. Upholds In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants – NPR


 

Sources:
Wait wait don’t tell me
Ring of Fire
The Progressive
NPR
Colbert Report
C-SPAN
The Young Turks
The Daily Show
Countdown

 

Produced By:
Jay!

 

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Edition #431

Confessions of a ghost writer

 

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Act 1: Expanding the war – Rachel Maddow
Song 1: The Chance I Deserve – Spring Came, Rain Fell
Act 2: Do-it-yourself ribbon sticker – The Pinky Show
Song 2: Just for Now – Speak for Yourself
Act 3: Media spins casualties positively – Counterspin
Song 3: Kids – Oracular Spectacular
Act 4: Bush’s highs and lows – Wait wait don’t tell me
Song 4: Between Love & Hate – Room On Fire
Act 5: Continued Bush lies on WMD – Rachel Maddow
Song 5: Knock Yourself Out – I Heart Huckabees (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
Act 6: The decider returns – Daily Show
Song 6: Kick Drum Heart – I and Love and You
Act 7: Bush war crimes – Ring of Fire
Song 7: Everybody’s Gone to War – Fires
Act 8: Bush’s book tour and soft journalism – Counterspin
Song 8: Lleva Me El Compas – Gipsy Kings
Act 9: Nab Bush now – The Progressive
Song 9: Holiday In Spain – Films About Ghosts: The Best of Counting Crows
Act 10: Contemptible hypocrisy – Rachel Maddow
Song 10: Middle Man – Loose Change (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Act 11: GOP to block START Treaty – Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
McConnell’s war scandal – Rachel Maddow


Sources:
Rachel Maddow
The Pinky Show
Counterspin
Wait wait don’t tell me
The Daily Show
Ring of Fire
The Progressive
The Young Turks

 

Produced By:
Jay!

 

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Edition #430

Cuts like a knife

 

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Act 1: Obama greeted in India – Wait wait don’t tell me
Song 1: These Are Days (Live) – MTV Unplugged: 10,000 Maniacs
Act 2: What we don’t make in the U.S. – Thom Hartmann
Song 2: Mr. Maker – Konk
Act 3: Obama in Asia – The Bugle
Song 3: Starring – Weathervanes
Act 4: Obama’s Willy Loman Schtick – Jim Hightower
Song 4: Jack Names the Planet – Angus (Music from the Motion Picture)
Act 5: Let’s go anywhere – The Daily Show
Song 5: Vacation – Go Go’s
Act 6: War over the budget – On the Media
Song 6: Sweet Little Lies – Yell Fire!
Act 7: On the deficit commission – Liberal Oasis Radio
Song 7: Cuts Like a Knife – An Acoustic Tribute to Bryan Adams
Act 8: Obama acts like a Republican on Social Security – The Progressive
Song 8: High Wire – The Best of Men at Work: Contraband
Act 9: Catfood commission drop a new release – Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Lonely President’s Guide to Getting Out of the Country – Daily Show


 

Sources:
Wait wait don’t tell me
Thom Hartmann
The Bugle
Jim Hightower
The Daily Show
On the Media
Liberal Oasis Radio
The Progressive
Rachel Maddow

 

Produced By:
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Edition #429

And let us never speak of it again

 

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Act 1: Press fear award – The Rally
Song 1: Zebra – Teen Dream
Act 2: Sanity/Fear protest of the absurd – NPR
Song 2: I’ll Meet You There – Maybe I’m Dreaming
Act 3: At the Rally Part 1 – New Left Media
Song 3: Finding Something to Do – Would It Kill You?
Act 4: Jon Stewart’s speech – The Rally
Song 4: This Is Not the End – The Sun and the Moon
Act 5: At the Rally Part 2 – New Left Media
Song 5: I Can See Clearly Now – We All Are One: The Best of Jimmy Cliff
Act 6: False equivalencies at the rally – Countdown
Song 6: All the Same to Me – Whatever You Like [Digital 45]
Act 7: At the Rally Part 3 – New Left Media
Song 7: Forgive Me – Veteranos
Act 8: Media objectivity and the sanity rally – On the Media
Song 8: La Réalité (Yuksek Remix) – Dimanche à Bamako (Bonus Track Version)
Act 9: At the Rally Part 4 – New Left Media
Song 9: Dreamtime – Faith In the Future
Act 10: Make it about something – Bill Maher
Song 10: Hold My Hand – The Best of Hootie & The Blowfish (1993-2003)
Act 11: At the Rally Part 5 – New Left Media
Song 11: Someday We’ll Know – Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too
Act 12: Jon Stewart interview – Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Come on Jon Stewart – George W. Bush – Daily Show

 

Sources:

NPR
New Left Media
Countdown
On the Media
Real Time with Bill Maher
Rachel Maddow
The Daily Show

 

Produced By:
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Edition #428

Not all beliefs are created equal

 

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Act 1: Stat of the Union – Colbert Report
Song 1: We Are All Made of Stars – 18
Act 2: Nontheists know more about religion – Young Turks
Song 2: Me and God and Jesus – Crooked Roads Band
Act 3: Christmas Suicides come earlier every year – The Onion
Song 3: We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Christmas Masterpieces and Familiar Carols
Act 4: Dawkins lays the smack down on the pope – Richard Dawkins
Song 4: Shattered Faith – Punk-O-Rama 8
Act 5: Honor killings with torture – Young Turks
Song 5: Honor – Praise the Fallen
Act 6: United Arab Emirates wife-beating ruling – David Pakman Show
Song 6: Everloving – Play & Play: B Sides
Act 7: Sam Harris – Daily Show
Song 7: Science Is Real – Here Comes Science
Act 8: Glenn Beck’s Mormon code words exposed = Young Turks
Song 8: Wild Horses – Blind
Act 9: God diagnosed with bipolar disorder – The Onion
Song 9: God Gave Rock & Roll to You – Revenge
Act 10: Birth control in Bogata – Thom Hartmann
Song 10: Can’t Behave (Radio Edit without DJ Quik) – Can’t Behave – Single
Act 11: Evangelical Christian on Obama bringing apocalypse – YoungTurks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
IHOP: Yahweh or No way – Colbert Report


 

Sources:
 

Colbert Report
The Young Turks
The Onion
David Pakman Show
The Daily Show
Thom Hartmann

 

Produced By:
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Edition #427

Punished for UNDERreaching

 

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Act 1: The mourning after – Daily Show
Song 1: Fake Plastic Trees – The Best of Radiohead
Act 2: 1st draft of election night speeches – Wait wait don’t tell me
Song 2: I Feel So – Box Car Racer
Act 3: Compromise and class after the elections – Jimmy Dore Show
Song 3: Fake Empire – Boxer
Act 4: Where has a tea party got out of control – BBC News Quiz
Song 4: Late Night, Maudlin Street – Viva Hate
Act 5: Will the GOP compromise – MSNBC
Song 5: Get Up, Stand Up – Bob Marley & The Wailers: Gold
Act 6: Yes we can, but – Le Show
Act 7: Obama was punished for underreaching – Common Sense with Dan Carlin
Song 7: Good People – In Between Dreams (Bonus Track Version)
Act 8: Katrina vanden Heuvel – Colbert Report
Song 8: Slight Figure of Speech – I and Love and You
Act 9: Mourning Russ Feingold – The Progressive
Song 9: All I Want Is You – Rattle and Hum
Act 10: The youth and the election – Thom Hartmann
Song 10: Silver Lining – Under the Blacklight
Act 11: Electile dysfunction – Slate.com
Song 11: Take It or Leave It – Is This It
Act 12: Election to end all elections – Colbert Report
Song 12: Don’t Dream It’s Over – Divine Discontent
Act 13: Let me recount the errors of our ways – Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Who wants it more – Daily Show

 

Sources:
The Daily Show
Wait wait don’t tell me!
The Jimmy Dore Show
BBC News Quiz
MSNBC
Le Show
Colbert Report
The Progressive
Thom Hartmann
Slate.com
The Young Turks

 

Produced By:
Jay!

 

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Edition #426

The system is damaged but our expectations are broken

 

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Act 1: Update on crazy Texas textbook changes – Young Turks
Song 1: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – On the Good Ship Lollipop
Act 2: Peabody Public Schools – Colbert Report
Song 2: Classical gas – Vanessa Mae
Act 3: Waiting for superman an teacher unions – Jimmy Dore Show
Song 3: Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae
Act 4: Something is really wrong with our education system – Young Turks
Song 4: Trigonometry – Nascent
Act 5: Are tests biased against kids who don’t give a shit? – The Onion
Song 5: Care – Kid Rock
Act 6: Education coverage is anti-teacher – Counterspin
Song 6: Am I Wrong – Love Spit Love
Act 7: Davis Guggenheim – Colbert Report
Song 7: You Learn – Jagged Little Pill
Act 8: LA Times calls out school teachers – Young Turks
Song 8: The Gambler – The Gambler
Act 9: Beating up on teacher unions – Counterspin
Song 9: These days – Luxury
Act 10: Eighth-grade reading list favors stuff that sucks – The Onion
Song 10: The Revenge of Holden Caufield – Progression – EP
Act 11: Cenk on US education failure and potential – MSNBC

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Glenn Beck Hates Education – Young Turks


Sources:
The Young Turks
Colbert Report
The Jimmy Dore Show
The Onion
Counterspin
MSNBC

 

Produced By:
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Edition #425

Muslims are scary

 

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Act 1: Applause for Bloomberg – The Progressive
Song 1: Falling Down – Falling Down – Single
Act 2: The Parent Company Trap – Daily Show
Song 2: What I Am – Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars
Act 3: Images of N.Y. Islamic Center meant to ‘educate’ – NPR
Song 3: Close Your Eyes – Too Young to Fight It
Act 4: Iran’s crisis of modernity – Daily Show
Song 4: Modern Way – Employment
Act 5: Juan Williams, religious conflict and war – Thom Hartmann
Song 5: I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Plans
Act 6: Of course we all feel that way – Citizen Radio
Song 6: Just a Ride – Finally Woken
Act 7: Threatdown, Muslim Edition – Colbert Report
Song 7: Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) – Lungs
Act 8: Religious and ethnic intolerance in the election – Rachel Maddow
Song 8: Creature Fear – For Emma, Forever Ago
Act 9: It’s a small-minded world – Colbert Report

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
NPR Staffing Decision 2010 – The Daily Show

 

Sources:
The Progressive
The Daily Show
NPR
Thom Hartmann
Citizen Radio
Colbert Report
Rachel Maddow

 

Produced By:
Jay!

 

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