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Edition #396

Mentally and morally bankrupt economics

 

Act 1: Killing an ant with a nuclear bomb - Wait wait don't tell me

Song 1: High hopes - Frank Sinatra

Act 2: Barney Frank on Elizabeth Warren - Rachel Maddow

Song 2: Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

Act 3: Breaking down the impending tax "hike" - Jimmy Dore

Song 3: These things take time - Pummel

Act 4: Restore the estate tax! - Slate.com

Song 4: Modern Way - Kaiser Chiefs

Act 5: Voodoo economics - Rachel Maddow

Song 5: Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games - Of Montreal

Act 6: Survival air for sale - Le Show

Song 6: Take a look around - Limp Bizkit

Act 7: Honest and dishonest discussions of trade policy - Common Sense with Dan Carlin

Song 7: We Are Nowhere And It's Now - Bright Eyes

Act 8: Goldman S@#%$ - Daily Show

Song 8: You make loving fun - Fleetwood Mac

Act 9: Time to cut social security - Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

The Word - The White Stuff - Colbert Report

 

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Edition #395

Another giant distraction based on bigotry

 

Act 1: Be nice to minorities - Bill Maher

Song 1: We are going to be friends - White Stripes

Act 2: Latino 911 - Daily Show

Song 2: Nothing Else Matters - Apocalyptica

Act 3: Championing the AZ law - Media Matters

Act 4: Obama's weak immigration reform - Young Turks

Song 4: Loud pipes - Ratatat

Act 5: Arizona's photo radar - Daily Show

Song 5: Ballad of Hugo Chavez - Arkells

Act 6: Border violence, that's bullshit - Sam Seder

Song 6: Cattle call - Don Edwards

Act 7: Interview on reaction to AZ law ruling - Rachel Maddow

Song 7: Breakneck speed - Tokyo Police Club

Act 8: Hurray for courageous judge Suan Bolton - The Progressive

Song 8: Fade to black - Apocalyptica

Act 9: Susan Bolton ruling - Media Matters

Act 10: AZ immigration law stopped by federal judge - Young Turks

Song 10: Look after you - The Fray

Act 11: Fake immigration stories - Rachel Maddow

Song 11: Concrete Box - Nada Surf

Act 12: US will now offer platinum plus citizenship - The Onion

Song 12: Solid Action - The Wes Hollywood Show

Act 13: Immigration stories now user generated - Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Arturo Rodriguez on immigrant workers - Colbert Report

 

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Edition #394

A battle finally won in the war

 

Act 1: Lesbian mothers - Colbert Report

Song 1: Middle Class Boy - Theo Bard

Act 2: Crazy gay marriage speech - Young Turks

Song 2: The bleeding heart show - The New Pornographers

Act 3: Kentucky bans gay pet weddings - The Onion

Song 3: Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps - Cake

Act 4: Time to pay reparations to gays - Thom Hartmann

Song 4: January wedding - The Avett Brothers

Act 5: Breakdown of prop 8 - Rachel Maddow

Song 5: Celebration guns - Stars

Act 6: Commentary on prop 8 - Countdown

Song 6: One - Apocalyptica

Act 7: Right wing reactions to Prop 8 ruling - Media Matters

Act 8: Californigaytions - Daily Show

Song 8: Curtains close - The Arctic Monkeys

Act 9: Landmark ruling on same-sex marriage - The Progressive

Song 9: Solid Ground - Dougie Maclean

Act 10: The winning lawyers - Rachel Maddow

Song 10: Dreams - Gabrielle

Act 11: Prop 8 tossed out - It's all politics

Song 11: Goodbye stranger - Supertramp

Act 12: Gay marriage is inevitable - Young Turks

Song 12: Time to take out the trash - Brad Sucks

Act 12: How to ruin same-sex marriages - Colbert Report

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Cenk Rant On Gay Marriage and The Bible - Young Turks

 

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Edition #393

Shirley you jest, Obama

 

Act 1: The Obama Paradox - Rachel Maddow

Song 1: Who's crying now - Journey

Act 2: Shep Smith rips Fox - Young Turks

Song 2: True affection - The Blow

Act 3: Administration congratulates itself too soon - Wait wait don't tell me

Song 3: Harder, better, faster, stronger - Daft Punk

Act 4: MSNBC and Fox after the correction - Jimmy Dore Show

Song 4: Better be quiet - Elliott Smith

Act 5: Racist Fox News and crazy NAACP voicemail - Young Turks

Song 5: Call on me - Eric Prydz

Act 6: Obama's atrophy - Rachel Maddow

Song 6: The reflex - Duran Duran

Act 7: Shirley Sherrod on interviews with Fox and Obama's comments - Countdown

Song 7: Secret heart - Feist

Act 8: Fox News on Sherrod and Democratic cowards - Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

White House Caves To Fox News, Forces Resignation - Young Turks

 

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Edition #392

WikiFrenzy

 

Act 1: Just got the carfax - Wait wait don't tell me

Song 1: Aegean Wave - Suzanne Ciani

Act 2: Documents - Rachel Maddow

Song 2: Opportunity - Pete Murray

Act 3: That's the way I leak it - Colbert Report

Song 3: Mr Maker - The Kooks

Act 4: Congrats to Wikileaks - The Progressive

Song 4: So long - Lodger

Act 5: More on the Iraq inquiry - Le Show

Song 5: Broken Horse - Freelance Whales

Act 6: On the Wikileak - On the Media

Song 6: Do You Want To Know A Secret - The Beatles

Act 7: Secret info revealed - The Now Show

Song 7: Throwing stones - Shout Out Louds

Act 8: Best Leak Ever - Daily Show

Song 8: Fall of the Star High School Running Back - The Mountain Goats

Act 9: Wikileak and video critique - Citizen Radio

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Frienemies - Mark Fiore

 

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Edition #391

Not right, not fair and not justice

 

Act 1: Gary Johnson, Pro-pot activist - Colbert Report

Song 1: Drug Ballad - Eminem

Act 2: How the drug war hurts communities - Citizen Radio

Song 2: Down on the corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Act 3: Drug Czar toppled by drug Bolsheviks - The Onion

Song 3: Because I got high -  Afroman

Act 4: Daniel Okrent on prohibition - Daily Show

Song 4: Drink the water - Jack Johnson

Act 5: Police tortured confessions - On the Media

Song 5: Behind bars - Felix "the Catt" and Baga Tricks

Act 6: Cops taser family in their backyard - Young Turks

Song 6: Paperwork - Opposite Day

Act 7: Drugs and Taser war - Citizen Radio

Song 7: New slang - The Shins

Act 8: Police taser trail - Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Automatics for the People - Ilya Shapiro & Jackie Hilly - Colbert Report

 

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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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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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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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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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