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Edition #471

And it begins

 

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Act 1: Election hangover - Slate.com

Song 1: Razorblade - The Strokes

Act 2: Senator Hatch gives absurd speech - Young Turks

Song 2: Momentum - Amiee Mann

Act 3: Republicans flirt with presidential candidacy - Colbert Report

Song 3: Use somebody - Kings of Leon

Act 4: Anti-Muslim GOP candidate Herman Cain - Young Turks

Song 4: North by north - Faded Paper Figures

Act 5: Newt is faking it - Rachel Maddow

Song 5: Money (that's what I want) - Barrett Strong

Act 6: Newt Gingrich wants to screw America - Colbert Report

Song 6: Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise - The Avett Brothers

Act 7: Morbid Curiosity leading many voters to support Palin - The Onion

Song 7: Good (for a woman) - Alien Ant Farm

Act 8: Sarah Palin destroyed by conservatives - Young Turks

Song 8: Solsbury hill - Vitamin String Quartet

Act 9: Huckabee doubles down - Media Matters

Act 10: Amending the constitution to deny corporate personhood - The Progressive

Song 10: This is the day - The The

Act 11: Some states cancelling primaries - Young Turks

Song 11: Out of our hands - Ikon

Act 12: Ballotproof elections - Rachel Maddow

 

Voicemails:

Message trumps the messenger - Matt from Alabama

Supporter of Abu-Jamal written statement - Garrett

17-year old reaction to Pakman stat on troops in Afghanistan - Colin from Sacramento, CA

Response to Colin - David Pakman from Mass

 

Voicemail Music: 

Ghostwriter - Rjd2

 

Final comments on new video version of the show

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Colbert PAC Ad - Colbert Report

 

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Edition #470

The Idiots are taking over

 

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Act 1: Boehner's People - Jim Hightower

Song 1: Tears and rain - James Blunt

Act 2: Ineffective GOP - Rachel Maddow

Song 2: If you've got trouble - The Beatles

Act 3: The do-nothing congress - Slate.com

Song 3: Everybody wants to rule the world - Tears for Fears

Act 4: Congress forgets how to pass a bill - The Onion

Song 4: Kill the director - The Wombats

Act 5: Three quarters of Senate Republicans don't believe in science - David Pakman

Song 5: The Idiots are taking over - NOFX

Act 6: Congress slumps back to Tom Delay ethics - Jim Hightower

Song 6: These days - Luxury

Act 7: Boehner is bad at his job Part 1 - Rachel Maddow

Song 7: Theme from "Greatest American Hero" (Believe It or Not) - Joey Scarbury

Act 8: Useless GOP distractions - Bill Maher

Song 8: Radio - One Ring Zero

Act 9: Boehner OK with Americans losing jobs - Young Turks

Song 9: You ain't seen nothing yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Act 10: Johnnie "Business as usual" Boehner - Jim Hightower

Song 10: Broken horse - Freelance Whales

Act 11: Boehner is bad at his job Part 2 - Rachel Maddow

 

Voicemails:

BYU basketball player kicked off for honor code violation - Scott from California

Supporting Mumia because he's based on facts - John From Omaha

Excitement about YouTube playlists - Max from Berkley, CA

 

Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

 

Final comments on Power Shift, new video version of the show and the listener of the year

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

John Boehner's Large Gavel - Colbert Report

 

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Edition #469

McCarthyism Redux

 

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Act 1: Mistaken for Muslim - 1700% Project

Song 1: Look what you've done - JET

Act 2: Anti-muslim bill in TN banning practice of Islam - Young Turks

Song 2: Dare you to move - Vitamin String Quartet

Act 3: Beck STILL thinks 10% of Muslims are terrorists - Media Matters

Act 4: Al Qaeda populating US with peaceful "decoy Muslims" - The Onion

Song 4: This is why we fight - The Decemberists

Act 5: Peter King understands violent radicalism - Colbert Report

Song 5: Like a prayer - Vitamin String Quartet

Act 6: Beck: Reform Judaism "almost like" radicalized Islam - Media Matters

Act 7: Reza Aslan on Peter King's Radicalized Muslims hearing - Colbert Report

Song 7: More than a feeling - Boston

Act 8: Pet Peter King's terrorist ties - Young Turks

Song 8: Unforgiven - Apocalyptica

Act 9: Glenn Beck apologizes - Media Matters

Act 10: Radical Muslim hearing and IRA terrorism with John Oliver - Daily Show

Song 10: Zombie (Techno version) - The Cranberries

Act 11: Reporting on McCarthyite hearings - Counterspin

Song 11: Radioactive - Vitamin String Quartet

Act 12: Fox cheerleads Muslim witch-hunt hearings - Media Matters

Act 13: Rep. Keith Ellison Cries During Testimony at Muslim Radicalization Hearing - C-Span

Song 13: All these things that I've done - The Killers

Act 14: Keith Ellison on radicalization of American Muslims - Bill Maher

Song 14: Don't stop believing - Vitamin String Quartet

Act 15: Fox Gives 3x more airtime to Peter King supporers - Media Matters

Act 16: Actual case on terrorism by non-Muslim - Counterspin

Song 16: Welcome to the black parade - My Chemical Romance

Act 17: Radical Muslim hearings - Daily Show

 

Voicemails:

Using religion for liberal good - Jeffrey from Longbeach, CA

Request for animal cruelty and diet episodes, plus supporting Mumia - Brenden the contractor from Portland

Freedom box foundation call to action - Jamie Cobb from Santa Fe, NM

Response to education system episode - Liz from South Dakota

Sick and tired of all these wars! - John From Portland, OR

Response to date rape story caller - Anonymous

 

Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

 

Final comments on the launch of the new pseudo-video version of BotL

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Allah in the Family - Daily Show

 

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Edition #468

Wisconsin state workers protest Part 3

 

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Act 1: Bust in Show - Colbert Report

Song 1: Come undone - Duran Duran

Act 2: The Wisconsin nuclear option - Rachel Maddow

Song 2: You've lost that lovin' feeling - Everly Brothers

Act 3: Wis GOP show their true colors of the black-shirts - The Progressive

Song 3: Naked as we came - Iron & Wine

Act 4: High schooler crushes Fox News on Wis protests - Young Turks

Song 4: Everything in it's right place - Radiohead

Act 5: Trumka going against the media grain - Counterspin

Song 5: No questions asked - Fleetwood Mac

Act 6: Michael Moore speech to Wis protesters

Song 6: Rhythm of my heart - Rod Stewart

Act 7: Scott Walker messes with people's lives - The Progressive

Song 7: Lives in the balance - Jackson Browne

Act 8: Effort to recall GOP state reps - Young Turks

Song 8: The chance I deserve - Club 8

Act 9: No surprise, identically-written anti-union bills popping up everywhere - David Pakman

Song 9: I can help - Billy Swan

Act 10: Evil people have plans - Lee Camp

Song 10: Little Lion Man - Piano Tribute Players

Act 11: The many vs the few - Rachel Maddow

 

Voicemails:

Supportive of Mumia - Lara from outside of Philly

Not supportive of Mumia - Carl Feldman from Cincinnati, OH

Supporting Abu-Jamal - Darryl from CA

Thoughts on Mumia - Jim in Dubai

Comparing defense of a cop-killer to abortion clinic protesters - Policeman Jeff from Florida

The right tries to get people to just emote rather than think - Pamela from Virginia

Reaction to liberal police officer - Linda from SoCal

 

Voicemail Music: 

Ghostwriter - Rjd2

 

Final comments about nothing at all

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Crisis in Dairyland - Apocalypse Cow - Daily Show

 

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Edition #467

Media under attack from all angles

 

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Act 1: USA Today infographic sells out - Colbert Report

Song 1: Naive - The Kooks

Act 2: Netflix and the net - Majority Report

Song 2: Knock yourself out - Jon Brion

Act 3: Tim Wu on the history of information technology - On the Media

Song 3: Miss Misery - Elliott Smith

Act 4: HuffPo posts about the Colbuffington Re-Post - Colbert Report

Song 4: Across the Universe - Vitamin String Quartet

Act 5: Beck uses memory of MLK to promote his own book - Media Matters

Act 6: Murdock he wrote - Colbert Report

Song 6: Breathe me - Sia

Act 7: NPR smeared, funding cut - Young Turks

Song 7: Ghosts - Fanfarlo

Act 8: NPR executive resigns - Daily Show

Song 8: The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight - R.E.M.

Act 9: Juan Williams of Fox News Rips Former Employer - Young Turks

Song 9: Viva la Vida - Vitamin String Quartet

Act 10: Beck is no stranger to Nazi comparisons - Media Matters

Act 10: Obama denies accusations he does not love his dog - The Onion

Song 9: Dog days are over - Glee Cast

Act 10: NPR board 'A bunch of pussies'

 

Voicemails:

In defense of Olbermann - Shane from Chicago

Interesting comments on Mumia - Michael From Glenn Bernie

 

Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

 

Final Comments on Mumia Abu-Jamal being played on the show

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Behind The Scenes at TYT - Young Turks

 

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Edition #466

No time to lose

 

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Act 1: McKibben/VanHollen Rally in DC - CCAN

Song 1: La Redécouverte - Yann Tiersen

Act 2: Interview with Bill McKibben Part 1 - Majority Report

Song 2: Wait so long - Trampled by Turtles

Act 3: Global Shifts underway - Green News Report

Song 3: Warning sign - Coldplay

Act 4: Interview with Bill McKibben Part 2 - Majority Report

Song 4: Spirited - Laura Gibson

Act 5: Fen Montaigne - Colbert Report

Song 5: Messages - Xavier Rudd

Act 6: Timothy DeChristopher after his conviction

Song 6: I'll follow the sun - The Beatles

Act 7: Is the population bomb going to explode? - Need to Know

Song 7: Kingdom - VNV Nation

Act 8: Auditing Firm Stops Dumping Hazardous Waste - The Onion

Song 8: San Antonio, TX - Frank Black & The Catholics

Act 9: A story about sustainability - Green.tv

Song 9: Solsbury Hill - Vitamin String Quartet

Act 10: Earth calling SOS - ABC Radio National

 

Voicemails:

Power Shift shout out - Steven from Collegevile, MN

Conservative reaction to feminism and religion episode - Liz from South Dakota

Call to action for March 28 in Denver - Jay from Denver, CO

Please stop using Mumia Abu-Jamal - Policeman Jeff from Florida

 

Voicemail Music: 

Ghostwriter - Rjd2

 

Final comments on feminism show, religion-based swearing and opening up the Mumia Abu-Jamal debate

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Earth Hour 2011 - Green.tv

 

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Edition #465

Easing the decline

 

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Act 1: Tony Blair and the Iraq war - BBC News Quiz

Song 1: Lake Michigan - Rogue Wave

Act 2: Drones not always precise in real world - Counterspin

Song 2: Real world - Matchbox Twenty

Act 3: Treatment of Bradley Manning - Majority Report

Song 3: Pressure Drop - The Clash

Act 4: Obama's abominable retreat on Gitmo - The Progressive

Song 4: Animal - Miike Snow

Act 5: In an Age of Austerity, Can't the US Cut the Military Budget? - The Breakdown

Song 5: Spend - Jeff Caudill

Act 6: We're losing a game of Solitaire - Lee Camp

Song 6: He got game - Public Enemy & Voices Of Shabach Community Choir Of Long Island

Act 7: Afghanistan still wildly unpopular - Counterspin

Song 7: Surrender II - Ottmar Liebert

Act 8: Managing the decline of our empire Part 1 - Common Sense

Song 8: Like humans do - David Byrne

Act 9: Troubling Rise In Teen Uranium Enrichment - The Onion

Song 9: Radioactive - Kings of Leon

Act 10: Managing the decline of our empire Part 2 - Common Sense

 

Voicemails:

Promotion for LeftForum.org - Ryan from NY

www.emptythisapartment.blogspot.com - Eric from Michigan

Date rape story in response to feminism episode - Anonymous

 

Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

 

Final comments on skipped voicemails, www.emptythisapartment.blogspot.com and a call for responses to date rape story

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Al Qaeda Attacks Internet With Photo Of Adorable Piglet - The Onion

 

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Edition #464

A whole show about broads

 

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Act 1: Mother F#@kers - Daily Show

Song 1: All American Girl - Trian

Act 2: GOP's top priority - redefine rape - Liberal Oasis

Song 2: Girls - Walter Meego

Act 3: Pharmacists denying medication - Dan Savage

Song 3: Big girls don't cry - Fergie

Act 4: CEO has female sex organs - The Onion

Song 4: Girls - The Beastie Boys

Act 5: Women love divorce: Phyllis Schlafly - Young Turks

Song 5: I'm just a girl - No Doubt

Act 6: Interview with Lindsay Beyerstein = Majority Report

Song 6: Girls just want to have fun - Cyndi Lauper

Act 7: Wyoming conservative abortion debate - Rachel Maddow

Song 7: Some girls are bigger than others - The Smiths

Act 8: The abortion wars are back - Dan Savage

Song 8: The most beautiful girl in the room - Flight of the Conchords

Act 9: Oklahoma doctors can legally pretend to perform abortions - The Onion

Song 9: I kissed a girl - Katy Perry

Act 10: Doc trying to open abortion clinic - Rachel Maddow

Song 10: Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

Act 11: Tampon sent over miscarriage - Young Turks

 

Voicemails:

Show on SCOTUS Justices - Darlene from Wis

Prefer mixed shows - Joe from Ohio

$100 donation for 2-year membership for Jack - Dave from Tucson

Reacting to caller from Altoona Iowa - Sarah from Iowa city Iowa

 

Voicemail Music: 

Ghostwriter - Rjd2

 

Final comments on Jack's story and a challenge to web developers to create an ActBlue equivalent for progressive media

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Schaal - Mother F#@kers - Stork Bucks

 

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Edition #463

Wisconsin state workers protest Part 2

 

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Act 1: Meet two Wis state workers - The Progressive

Song 1: Gimme Sympathy - Metric

Act 2: Assault on American labor - Young Turks

Song 2: Stand by me - Playing For Change

Act 3: Koch bros connection to Gov Walker - Green News Report

Song 3: Monk Theme - Jeff Beal

Act 4: Crisis in the Dairyland: For Richer and Poorer - Daily Show

Song 4: Spare change - Matt and Kim

Act 5: The logic of unions - Common Sense

Song 5: Hey there, Delilah - Vitamin String Quartet

Act 6: Shep Smith 100% right on Fox News - Young Turks

Song 6: Killing for love - José González

Act 7: Labor rights are human rights - The Progressive

Song 7: White blank page - Mumford and Sons

Act 8: Walker gets pranked - Jimmy Dore Show

Song 8: Deep in the sweetwater - Rasputina

Act 9: Some assembly required - Rachel Maddow

 

Voicemails:

Keep the laser-focused shows - Adam from Albuquerque

Do both kinds of show - Mary from St. Louis

Prefer topic to topic mix - Susan from Iowa

Mix of shows is best - Rev Mike from Michigan

Fox News is scary stupid - Dolly(?) from Florida

 

Voicemail Music: 

Ghostwriter - Rjd2

 

Final comments on the options of the style of the show

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Gov. Walker Pranked - TYT Breaks It Down - Young Turks

 

Produced by:

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Edition #462

Condoms, confessions, evolution and Evangelicals

 

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Act 1: Pope Okays condoms sort of - Young Turks

Song 1: Soft served - Soul Coughing

Act 2: Pope changes stance on condoms - Friday Night Comedy BBC

Act 3: Catholics have it in for homos - Dan Savage

Song 3: Oh my God - Ida Maria

Act 4: Yoga is anti-Christian - Young Turks

Song 4: Early in the morning - Peter, Paul And Mary

Act 5: All 7 deadly sins committed at church bake sale - The Onion

Song 5: Sinnerman - Nina Simone

Act 6: Confess your sins via app - The Bugle

Song 6: God's radar - The Dixie Hummingbirds

Act 7: Creationism, evolution poll - Young Turks

Song 7: Believe - The Bravery

Act 8: Churches filing for bankruptcy over child abuse cases - Le Show

Song 8: God's Gonna Cut You Down - Johnny Cash

Act 9: Glenn Beck rally attendee exposed - Sam Seder

Song 9: Sacris Solemnis - Libera

Act 10: Christian weightlifter bends iron bar to demonstrate power of God's love - The Onion

Song 10: God put a smile on your face - Coldplay

Act 11: Evangelicals bring Jesus to public schools - Young Turks

Song 11: In God's country - U2

Act 12: Christian offended by Elizabeth Edward's dying thoughts - Citizen Radio

Song 12: When the president talks to God - Bright Eyes

Act 13: Bill O'Reilly proves God's existence - Colbert Report

Song 13: The tide is high - Blondie

Act 14: Father loses kids because he admits he is agnostic - Young Turks

 

Voicemails:

Unionized teachers and requesting a show on religion - Jake, Sophomore in HS

 

Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

 

Final comments asking how to cover major stories on BotL plus promoting powershift2011.org

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Pope's Baseball Cap & CatholicTV - Colbert Report

 

Produced by:

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