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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

 

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Cenk Rant On Gay Marriage and The Bible - Young Turks

 

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Direct download: A_battle_finally_won_in_the_war.mp3
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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

 

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

 

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Direct download: Shirley_you_jest_Obama.mp3
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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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Direct download: WikiFrenzy.mp3
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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

 

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

 

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Direct download: Not_right_not_fair_and_not_justice.mp3
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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Petraeus takes over with same strategy - Rachel Maddow

 

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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

 

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Obamas BP Oil Spill Speech - Colbert Report

 

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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

 

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Holier Than Dow - Daily Show

 

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Direct download: A_flawed_and_broken_paradigm.mp3
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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
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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

 

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The Quest For Arctic Riches - Colbert Report

 

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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

 

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Tip/Wag at Marshall Islands - Colbert Report

 

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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

 

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Afghanistan Stability Chart - Daily Show

 

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Edition #380

Oil Apologies

 

Act 1: Trust me - Mark Fiore

Song 1: Happy to be stuck with you - Huey Lewis and the News

Act 2: We care about the small people - Wait wait don't tell me

Song 2: Always mean it - Emilyn Brodsky

Act 3: Oil apologies - Le Show

Song 3: Small People - Harry Shearer

Act 4: Oil companies lie about spill severity - On the Media

Song 4: Chicago - Escape Directors

Act 5: BP and the oil spill - The NOW show

Song 5: Unforgiven - Apocalyptica

Act 6: Defending BP - Media Matters

Act 7: Jobs lost in murderous, hateful industries - Bill Maher

Song 7: Working class hero - Green Day

Act 8: BP stock sinks - Colbert Report

Song 8: All in - Better than Ezra

Act 9: Chairman Barton - It's all politics

Song 9: Sorry, blame it on me - Akon

Act 10: GOP glass jaw - Rachel Maddow

Song 10: Alright Alright (Here's My Fist Where's the Fight?) - Sahara Hotnights

Act 11: An energy-independent future - Daily Show

 

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Put the Cursed Monkey Paw Down - Colbert Report

 

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Edition #379
The Breakup of the Year

Act 1: Never disparage civilian superiors - Wait wait don't tell me
Song 1: Sixteen Military Wives - The Decemberists
Act 2: Firing generals - It's all politics
Song 2: We never change - Coldplay
Act 3: Must have been high - Colbert Report
Song 3: Higher and higher - Alice Deejay
Act 4: Fox News hits the talking points - Young Turks
Song 4: I'm no superman - Laslo Bane
Act 5: McChrystal's Balls - The Bugle
Song 5: Popular - Nada Surf
Act 6: Unfettered access - On the Media
Song 6: It's the same old song - The Four Tops
Act 7: Honorable, yet oily, discharge - Daily Show
Song 7: All the same - Anya Marina
Act 8: McChrystal's last report and meeting - Le Show
Song 8: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam
Act 9: Great Hastings quotes - Young Turks
Song 9: You're the best - Joe Esposito
Act 10: Ore on Terror - Daily Show
Song 10: Fade to Black - Apoptygma Berzerk
Act 11: Not just for opium wholesalers - Wait wait don't tell me
Song 11: Meet the elements - They might be giants
Act 12: The Word - Who War it Best - Colbert Report

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
McChrystal's Balls - Daily Show

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Edition #378
Media is weak and getting weaker

Act 1: Press you're stuck - Daily Show
Song 1: Termite circus - Monkey Island 4
Act 2: Goodbye to Helen Thomas - On the Media
Song 2: Custom BotL promo instrumental - Chris Priest
Act 3: Michael Copps on Net Neutrality Part 1 - Bill Moyers Journal
Song 3: Loose ends - Imogen Heap
Act 4: Beck airs Israeli raid footage - Daily Show
Song 4: Timeless - Kate Havnevik
Act 5: Michael Copps on Net Neutrality Part 2 - Bill Moyers Journal
Song 5: Future is now - Dune
Act 6: David Gregory on rights to a lawyer - Jimmy Dore Show
Song 6: Nuevo Marrow - Grim Fandango Soundtrack
Act 7: Impossibility of reporting on financial reform - On the Media
Song 7: Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Act 8: Obama is God's punishment - Young Turks
Song 8: Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
Act 9: Bush-like missteps - Daily Show

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Edition #377
Yet another oil spill show

Act 1: Crude and Unusual - Colbert Report
Song 1: White flag - Dido
Act 2: BP RIP - Rachel Maddow
Song 2: Addicted to oil - Le Show
Act 3: The gall of BP's Tony Hayward - The Progressive
Song 3: Back in the high life again - Steve Winwood
Act 4: Hayward's apology from BP - Le Show
Song 4: Hard to say I'm sorry - Chicago
Act 5: GOP wants you to pay for the spill - Young Turks
Song 5: Rude awakening - Ed Robinson
Act 6: Strike it mucky - The Bugle
Song 6: Not sorry - The Cranberries
Act 7: Philippe Cousteau interview - Bill Maher
Song 7: Liquid Sun - The Beginning (A New Hope) (club mix) - DJ Keoki
Act 8: Dead, dying and headless carcases - Countdown
Song 8: Black water - The Doobie Brothers
Act 9: The Petro science dude - Le Show
Song 9: I Am a Paleontologist - They Might Be Giants and Danny Weinkauf
Act 10: Comparing ACORN with BP - Rachel Maddow

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America's Strained Relationship With England - Colbert Report

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Edition #376
Yeah, still going on

Act 1: More of Obama's non-anger - Wait wait don't tell me
Song 1: Don't look back in anger - Oasis
Act 2: Proven unsafe - Rachel Maddow
Song 2: Mystify - INXS
Act 3: Speaking of BP - Le Show
Song 3: Too late, too slow - Shout Out Louds
Act 4: BP ad campaign - Daily Show
Song 4: Dream on - Aerosmith
Act 5: Oil spill prayer chain - Jimmy Dore Show
Song 5: Like a prayer - Madonna
Act 6: James Carville oil spill rage - Colbert Report
Song 6: Love like a bomb - Oasis
Act 7: Rachel's Presidential address - Rachel Maddow
Song 7: World spins madly on - The Weepies
Act 8: Tar Beachopolous - Le Show
Song 8: Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400
Act 9: Oil spill retrospective - Countdown

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The spilling fields - To Shell and Back - Daily Show

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Edition #375
An Armada of Humanaterrorists

Act 1: Israel beat the Somalis to it - BBC News Quiz
Song 1: Hostage-O - Warren Zevon
Act 2: Release the prisoners, release the tapes - Young Turks
Song 2: Respect - Diana Ross & The Supremes
Act 3: Republican on Gaza - Jimmy Dore Show
Song 3: Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
Act 4: Obama mute on Israeli aggression - The Progressive
Song 4: Different Names - Death Cab For Cutie
Act 5: Discussing the flotilla - Bill Maher
Song 5: Different Shore - Nightnoise
Act 6: Dueling taped accounts - On the Media
Song 6: Sea of love - Cat Power
Act 7: Obama helps obstruct Israel investigation - Young Turks
Song 7: Glyserine - Bush
Act 8: Don't cheer the departure of Helen Thomas - The Progressive
Song 8: Soir De Fête - Yann Tiersen
Act 9: Fox on Helen Thomas - Media Matters
Act 10: Helen Thomas's departure - Counterspin
Song 10: Slight Figure of Speech - The Avett Brothers
Act 11: Michael Oren and formidable opponent - Colbert Report
Song 11: We could be friends - Freelance Whales
Act 12: Joe Biden hits new low - The Progressive
Song 12: Doctor my eyes - Jackson 5
Act 13: Israel does something crazy/frustrating - The Bugle

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Israel Flotilla Raid - Breakdown of Who's Right and Wrong - Young Turks

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Edition #374
We're all covered in oil

Act 1: The Spilling Fields - Daily Show
Song 1: Sweet Georgia Brown - Brother Bones and His Shadows
Act 2: Oil and energy policy - Rachel Maddow
Song 2: Talk - Coldplay
Act 3: Obama's non-anger - Wait wait don't tell me
Song 3: Talking to myself - Pummel
Act 4: Booming rant - Le Show
Song 4: Boom - Le Show
Act 5: Profits drive corner-cutting - Counterspin
Song 5: This year - The Mountain Goats
Act 6: Interview with Republican on oil - Jimmy Dore Show
Song 6: Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours  - The Smiths
Act 7: BP should go under - The Progressive
Song 7: Shady River - The Chapin Sisters
Act 8: Talking about oil - Bill Maher
Song 8: Electric Version - The New Pornographers
Act 9: BP's media blockade - On the Media
Song 9: Clubbed to Death - Rob Dougan
Act 10: BP blocks reporter - Young Turks
Song 10: Einstein On The Beach - Counting Crows
Act 11: Obama's kick-ass PR skills - BBC News Quiz
Song 11: Common people - William Shatner featuring Joe Jackson
Act 12: Test of functioning media and politics - Rachel Maddow
Song 12: A change is gonna come - Ben Sollee
Act 13: Who's really covered in oil - Le Show

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Oils well that never ends - Colbert Report

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Edition #373

Lots of swears about religion
Act 1: Pope song - Tim Minchin
Act 2: 90's norms of priesthood - Le Show
Song 2: Lleva Me El Compas - Gipsy Kings
Act 3: How L.A. Archdiocese mishandled a priest - NPR
Song 3: Tomorrow, Wendy - Concrete Blonde
Act 4: 8-year old injured mimicking crucifixion - The Onion
Song 4: Crucify - Tori Amos
Act 5: US founded on the bible - Young Turks
Song 5: Great divide - The Cardigans
Act 6: White people prayer gap - Colbert Report
Song 6: Personal Jesus - Johnny Cash
Act 7: Some religions crazier than others - Bill Maher
Song 7: Me and God and Jesus - Crooked Roads Band
Act 8: Church cancelled due to lack of God - The Onion
Song 8: Do you believe in magic - The Lovin' Spoonful
Act 9: Witchcraft in Nigeria related to Christians - Young Turks
Song 9: La Réalité - Amadou & Mariam
Act 10: South Park death threats - Daily Show
Song 10: Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah - The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir & Walter Susskind
Act 11: Comedy stylings on religion - Jamie Kilstein
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Boobquake Day Causes Earthquake - Colbert Report
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Edition #372

You (nearly) have the right to remain honest


Act 1: Un-gay - Mark Fiore

Song 1: It's the End of the World As We Know It - R.E.M.

Act 2: Alpha Dog of the Week - Colbert Report

Song 2: Dog days are over - Florence And The Machine

Act 3: Closeted gays hurting the rest - Rachel Maddow

Song 3: Unforgiven - Apocalyptica

Act 4: Teens turn gay spontainiously - Young Turks

Song 4: Jenny says - Cowboy Mouth

Act 5: New life in the closet - The Onion

Song 5: Brand new lover - Dead or alive

Act 6: They Gay - Colbert Report

Song 6: Take my hand - Dido

Act 7: DADT update - Young Turks

Song 7: When you're gone - The Cranberries

Act 8: Beginning on DADT - Rachel Maddow

Song 8: The Climb - No Doubt

Act 9: Good riddance to DADT - The Progressive

Song 9: This is not the end - The Bravery

Act 10: Can't trust gay soldiers - The Young Turks

Song 10: The passenger - Iggy Pop

Act 11: Discussion with Dan Savage - Countdown

Song 11: I'm looking through you - The Wallflowers

Act 12: On the road to overt sexuality - Young Turks

Song 12: Run around - Blues Traveler

Act 13: DADT nowhere near over - Rachel Maddow


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Family Research Council's European Gaycation - Daily Show


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Edition #371
Stop me if you've heard this before

Act 1: Moving on to depressed resignation Part 1 - The Bugle
Song 1: Witness - Roots Manuva
Act 2: Obama responds to BP disaster - The Progressive
Song 2: Like a Criminal - The Sheila Divine
Act 3: Moving on to depressed resignation Part 2 - The Bugle
Song 3: Cold cash, colder hearts - Thrice
Act 4: Oil regulation break down - Rachel Maddow
Song 4: Instrumental - Chris Priest
Act 5: Just blow it up - Wait wait don't tell me
Song 5: Death to traitors - Beloved
Act 6: Obama's non-anger - Countdown
Song 6: Roosevelt Room - Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band
Act 7: No dog feces on BP gas pump handles - Jimmy Dore Show
Song 7: Rebel Hearts - Roots Manuva
Act 8: Oil spill may be a message from God - Young Turks
Song 8: Harrisburg - Josh Ritter
Act 9: Interview with BP Exec - Le Show
Song 9: Spandex Man - Mr. Scruff
Act 10: Oil spill rant - Thom Hartmann
Song 10: Change of time - Josh Ritter
Act 11: Macho failures - Wait wait don't tell me
Song 11: Big black nothing - Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band
Act 12: Gulf oil spill from the 70's - Rachel Maddow

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Nature of corporations and oil - Rachel Maddow

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Edition #370
Analysis and warnings, we see it coming

Act 1: Hoarders - Daily Show
Song 1: Have you had enough - Rickie Lee Jones and The Squirrel Nut Zippers
Act 2: The banks still own congress - The Progressive
Song 2: What I am - Edie Brickell and New Bohemians
Act 3: Goldman fraud case - Colbert Report
Song 3: All apologies - Nirvana
Act 4: Greece falls, the US may be next  - Young Turks
Song 4: Curl up and die - Relient K
Act 5: Ian Bremmer interview - Daily Show
Song 5: TV Trays - Death Cab For Cutie
Act 6: Loan sharks manipulate people - Rachel Maddow
Song 6: Hey Ya - Obadiah Parker
Act 7: Simon Johnson, 13 Bankers - Colbert Report
Song 7: Torn Blue Foam Couch - Grand Archives
Act 8: Taxes - Daily Show
Song 8: Class Warfare - Chris Priest
Act 9: Reform bill is a joke - Young Turks

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Greece Wither Soon - Scheherazade Rehman - Colbert Report

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Edition #369
Out of the mouths of infant-minded adults

Act 1: Napoleon blown apart - Colbert Report
Song 1: Loser - Three doors down
Act 2: Tax Day Tea Party Part 1 - New Left Media
Song 2: Unwell - Matchbox Twenty
Act 3: Blogger want Obama assassinated - Young Turks
Song 3: Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love - They might be giants
Act 4: Tax Day Tea Party Part 2 - New Left Media
Song 4: Drums of freedom - Theo Bard
Act 5: Maddow on McVeigh tapes - Daily Show
Song 5: See the sun - Dido
Act 6: Tax Day Tea Party Part 3 - New Left Media
Song 6: Little miss can't be wrong - Spin Doctors
Act 7: Anti-govt militia movement growing - Young Turks
Song 7: Yell fire - Michael Franti And Spearhead
Act 8: Tax Day Tea Party Part 4 - New Left Media
Song 8: Struggle - Ringside
Act 9: Rand Paul follow up - Rachel Maddow
Song 9: Bulletproof - La Roux
Act 10: Tax Day Tea Party Part 5 - New Left Media
Song 10: Take me home tonight - Eddie Money
Act 11: Tea Party PSA from D.C. Douglas - Funny or Die
Song 11: John Adams theme song - HBO
Act 12: Tax Day Tea Party Part 6 - New Left Media
Song 12: Brain damage - Pink Floyd
Act 13: Giving up the empire - Bill Maher

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P.K. Winsome - Tea Party Consulting - Colbert Report

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Edition #368 
Their fault, our fault, your fault, my fault

Act 1: Proud to be British - The Bugle
Song 1: Crazy train - Ozzy Osbourn
Act 2: GOP runs from drill baby drill - Young Turks
Song 2: Accidental Mambo - Mambo All-Stars
Act 3: Impacts and comparisons - On the Media
Song 3: Sea - George Winston
Act 4: Spreading the blame - BBC News Quiz
Song 4: Hole in the bucket - Spearhead
Act 5: Oil spills not a big deal - Counterspin
Song 5: Don't worry baby - The Beach Boys
Act 6: Texas Gov blames God for spill - Young Turks
Song 6: Better days - Citizen King
Act 7: Oil spill results in improved wildlife viscosity - The Onion
Song 7: A beautiful world - Tim Myers
Act 8: Political consequences - The Political Scene
Song 8: Heart still beating - Ottmar Liebert
Act 9: Oil spill is your fault - Mark Fiore
Song 9: Anthem Pt. 1 - Blink 182
Act 10: Getting off of oil - Bill Maher
Song 10: In the aeroplane over the sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
Act 11: Oil containment solutions randomizer - Colbert Report
Song 11: Shove it - Santigold
Act 12: Lasting legacy of oil spills - Rachel Maddow

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There Will Be Blame - Daily Show

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Edition #367

Arrest the Pope
Act 1: Devil denounces Catholic Church - SNL
Song 1: Play With Fire - The Rolling Stones
Act 2: Dawkins wants to arrest the Pope - BBC News Quiz
Song 2: Jesus loved Judas - Jason Roseboom
Act 3: Continuing coverage of Catholic scandal - On the Media
Song 3: Jesus is just alright - The Doobie Brothers
Act 4: Volcano/Earthquake news Part 1 - The Bugle
Song 4: Eleanor Rigby (strings only) - The Beatles
Act 5: Catholic Church condemns metrosexuality - The Onion
Song 5: Pray for you - Jaron And The Long Road To Love
Act 6: Volcano/Earthquake news Part 2 - The Bugle
Song 6: Sorrow - Bad Religion
Act 7: RFK on the Catholic Church scandal - Ring of Fire
Song 7: Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Act 8: Why it's OK to criticize religion - Citizen Radio
Song 8: Book of days - Enya
Act 9: Pope Opera - Daily Show
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Jesus in a Frying Pan - Young Turks
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Edition #366
Horrifying health care aftermath

Act 1: Unethical bastards - Daily Show
Song 1: Slave song - Sade
Act 2: Post-game of just passed health bill - Blast the Right
Song 2: Suffer - Stretford End
Act 3: Angry reactions to health care law - It's all politics
Song 3: A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
Act 4: GOP strike back - Young Turks
Song 4: Scenic world - Beirut
Act 5: Well point and bartering with Michael Moore - Countdown
Song 5: Happy - Sister Hazel
Act 6: John Dingell on health care and finance - Daily Show
Song 6: Tin man - The Avett Brothers
Act 7: Fox says you'll go to jail - Fox News Channel
Song 7: Red Rain - REM w/ Peter Gabriel and Natalie Merchant
Act 8: O'Reilly attempts to rewrite history - Young Turks

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Sue Lowden on chickens for healthcare - Colbert Report

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Edition #365
Valid and moronic arguments against Kagan

Act 1: Hang on Stevens - The Al Franken Show
Act 2: History of Supreme Court fights - Rachel Maddow
Song 2: A Quai - Yann Tiersen
Act 3: Nomination predictions - Media Matters
Song 3: A Quai - Yann Tiersen
Act 4: Release the Kagan - Daily Show
Song 4: The great estates - Freelance Whales
Act 5: Kagan a bad pick by Obama - Young Turks
Song 5: Somebody Already Broke My Heart - Sade
Act 6: Swing and a miss - Countdown
Song 6: Gone to sleep - Moby
Act 7: Kagan the consensus builder - Rachel Maddow
Song 7: Les Jours Tristes - Yann Tiersen
Act 8: Kagan and the military recruiters - Media Matters
Song 8: Les Jours Tristes - Yann Tiersen
Act 9: Kagan worship with Dahlia Lithwick - Colbert Report
Song 9: No questions - Fleetwood Mac
Act 10: Hypocrisy on Kagan - Rachel Maddow
Song 10: La Dispute - Yann Tiersen
Act 11: Kagan a leftist activist - Media Matters
Song 11: La Dispute - Yann Tiersen
Act 12: Conservatives pretend Kagan is gay - Young Turks
Song 12: Take Five - Dave Brubeck
Act 13: Comparison to H. Meyers nomination - Rachel Maddow

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Confirming Elena - Colbert Report

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Edition #364
Delusions of fascism, journalism and grandeur

Act 1: Glenn Beck's Nazi Tourette's - Daily Show
Song 1: Better be quite now - Elliott Smith
Act 2: The power of conservative media - Young Turks
Song 2: Everything In Its Right Place - Radiohead
Act 3: Dissecting NBC report on financial reform - Jimmy Dore
Song 3: Too much information - Duran Duran
Act 4: Bernie Goldberg fires back - Daily Show
Song 4: Knock yourself out - Jon Brion
Act 5: Fox News spins net neutrality - Young Turks
Song 5: So much more - Marc Robillard
Act 6: Jon Meacham on sale of Newsweek - Daily Show
Song 6: Who will buy - Oliver Twist
Act 7: Goldman defended in the media - Counterspin
Song 7: You're a wolf - Sea Wolf
Act 8: Glenn to the mountaintop - Colbert Report

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Obama Slams Tea Party Rallies & Fox News Reacts - Young Turks

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Edition #363
Wrongheaded reactions, foreign and domestic

Act 1: Palin on the playground - The Bugle
Song 1: Buildings and mountains - The Republic Tigers
Act 2: Andrew Bacevich on Afghanistan Part 1 - Moyers Journal
Song 2: Highschool lover - Air
Act 3: Using smaller missiles - Counterspin
Song 3: Empty room - Marjorie Fair
Act 4: Andrew Bacevich on Afghanistan Part 2 - Moyers Journal
Song 4: What's the matter here - 10,000 maniacs
Act 5: Iraq should pay for us killing them - Young Turks
Song 5: Politic Amagni (La Politique, C'est Pas Bon) - Amadou & Mariam
Act 6: Post script to Afghanistan interview - Moyers Journal
Song 6: Peacocks - The Mountain Goats
Act 7: Boom doesn't go the dynamite - Colbert Report
Song 7: Headlock - Imogen Heap
Act 8: Lieberman's citizenship law - Countdown
Song 8: Patience - Guns N' Roses
Act 9: Lieberman's extrajudicial law - The Progressive
Song 9: Up against the wall - Peter Bjorn & John
Act 10: Just lucky - Young Turks
Song 10: The lucky one - Alison Krauss and Union Station
Act 11: Lieberman introduces citizenship bill - Rachel Maddow

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Explosive and the City 2 - Daily Show

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Edition #362
Winning by losing

Act 1: Winning by losing - Mark Fiore
Song 1: I'm a loser - The Beatles
Act 2: Minority leader called out - Young Turks
Song 2: Birdhouse in your soul - They Might be Giants
Act 3: The inside job Part 1 - This American Life
Song 3: Cat faces - Ugly Casanova
Act 4: Fraud hearing on shitty deals - Wait wait don't tell me
Song 4: Working class hero - Green Day
Act 5: The inside job Part 2 - This American Life
Song 5: Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
Act 6: The GOP alternative to financial reform - Young Turks
Song 6: Damn it feels good to be a gangsta - Geto Boys
Act 7: The inside job Part 3 - This American Life
Song 7: Bet Against the American Dream - This American Life
Act 8: Wham-O moves to America - Daily Show
Song 8: Wake up - Arcade Fire
Act 9: GOP up Wall Street's ass - Young Turks

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S.E.C. porn - Daily Show

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Edition #361
The Police State Welcomes You

Act 1: Boycotting AZ, teas and otherwise - Wait wait don't tell me
Song 1: Tea for the Tillerman - Cat Stevens
Act 2: AZ law spurs immigration reform - Rachel Maddow
Song 2: Different People - No Doubt
Act 3: AZ Sheriff rips new law - Young Turks
Song 3: Stand - R.E.M.
Act 4: Law and Border - Daily Show
Song 4: I miss you - Blink 182
Act 5: O'Reilly grasping to support AZ law - Counterspin
Song 5: See you on the other side - Ozzy Osbourn
Act 6: Papers please amendments - Rachel Maddow
Song 6: Bouncing around the room - Phish
Act 7: The word - No Problemo - Colbert Report
Song 7: Mexico - The Refreshments
Act 8: Wrongful arrests happens already - Young Turks
Song 8: Still crazy after all these years - Paul Simon
Act 9: Police State Pete - Mark Fiore
Song 9: What I'm looking for - Brendan Benson
Act 10: AZ law writers are liars, racists - Rachel Maddow

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Suspicious Behavior on Cinco de Mayo - Daily Show

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Edition #360
For the sake of dinosaur squeezings

Act 1: Dinosaur squeezings – Mark Fiore
Act 2: Conversation with Joe Romm – Countdown
Act 3: One final taste of oysters – Young Turks
Act 4: Wind farm vs. oil spill – Colbert Report
Act 5: Discussion of oil spill – Ring of Fire
Act 6: BP oil spill – The Progressive
Act 7: George Will lies on wind vs. oil spill – Jimmy Dore
Act 8: Beyond Awful – Daily Show
Act 9: Right wing conspiracy – Media Matters
Act 10: Spill kills Obama energy bill – Young Turks
Act 11: Politics of the spill – Countdown
Act 12: GOP, Haliburton and the spill – Le Show
Act 13: Claiming drilling is safe – Media Matters
Act 14: Drill baby, drill – Colbert Report
Act 15: Lessons learned from Exxon Valdez – Young Turks
Act 16: No second thoughts – The Progressive
Act 17: Maddow’s final comments – Rachel Maddow

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BP’s Undersea Dome – Colbert Report

Music
Daydream – The Lovin’ Spoonful
Good day sunshine – The Beatles
Hold it in – Jukebox The Ghost
Beach song – The Dead Milkmen
Black water – Doobie Brothers
Into the ocean – Blue October
Take a look around – Limp Bizkit
La Valse d’Amélie – Yann Tiersen
Take a chance – The Magic Numbers
Deep water – Pansy Division
Le Moulin – Yann Tiersen
Lessons learned – Matt & Kim
Don’t trust me – 3OH!3

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Edition #359
Bulls, Bears, Bailouts and Fraud

Act 1: Luntz memo of reform-killing talking points - Rachel Maddow
Act 2: Dishonest and diversionary rhetoric - The Progressive
Act 3: Dow over 11,000 - Colbert Report
Act 4: Dodd speech on financial reform - Countdown
Act 5: Senate hearing scoldings - Daily Show
Act 6: 10-hour banker interrogation - On the Media
Act 7: GOP blocks reform because they love Wall Street - Young Turks
Act 8: Elizabeth Warren on financial reform - Colbert Report
Act 9: Moyers on the American Dream - Bill Moyers Journal
Act 10: These F@#king guys - Goldman Sachs - Daily Show

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Roll Out the Cots - Rachel Maddow

Music:
Sweet little lies - Michael Franti And Spearhead
Re Stacks - Bon Iver
How to see the sun rise - Ben Sollee
Monday - Jon Brion
Such great heights - The Postal Service
Solid Action - The Wes Hollywood Show
You're a wolf - Sea Wolf
Grapevine fires - Death Cab For Cutie
Possibility - Lykke Li

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Edition #358
Forced to lie to serve with honor

Act 1: Busted anti-gay republican comes out - Young Turks
Act 2: Repealing DADT popular in polls - Counterspin
Act 3: Bait and snitch - Colbert Report
Act 4: Gay Saudi gets arrested - Young Turks
Act 5: Letter from old military on DADT Part 1 - Rachel Maddow
Act 6: Gay gene isolated, ostracized - The Onion
Act 7: Letter from old military on DADT Part 2 - Rachel Maddow
Act 8: Gays in military leads to genocide - Young Turks
Act 9: New law to ban unloving marriages - The Onion
Act 10: Dutch ask Dutch tell - Rachel Maddow
Act 11: Bigots likely dumber and poorer, duh - Young Turks

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
Trying to support the military and hate gays - Colbert Report

Music:
Close to me - The Cure
Minority - Green Day
Take your mama - Scissor Sisters
The argument - This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before - The Smiths
Me and Julio down by the schoolyard - Paul Simon
Your Heart Is An Empty Room - Death Cab For Cutie
All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
January Wedding - The Avett Brothers
Pure Imagination - Leslie Bricusse (Willy Wonka)

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Edition #357
Cowardice and callousness 

Act 1: We can't be overly accepting - Citizen Radio
Act 2: Girl has nose and ears cut off - Young Turks
Act 3: Reza Aslan on Afghanistan - Daily Show
Act 4: Boxing the US in Afghanistan - The Progressive
Act 5: Rep Grayson's stunning points on our wars - Young Turks
Act 6: Obama's courage on nukes - The Progressive
Act 7: Commanders using media to sell war - Young Turks
Act 8: Wikileaks video - Rachel Maddow
Act 9: Support the troops is not unconditional - The Progressive
Act 10: Iraq shooting video analysis - Young Turks

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
The Big Bang Treaty - Daily Show

Music:
Handsome Devil - The Smiths
Warchild - The Cranberries
So long Jimmy - James Blunt
President - Wyclef Jean
Hero of war - Rise Against
Cloud Nine - Ben Howard
Casualties Of War - Rakim
Cosmic Love - Florence + The Machine
1 Trillion Dollars - Anti-Flag

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Edition #356
Yeah, I'm conflating the tea parties with the militia movement

Act 1: Armed march on almost Washington - Rachel Maddow
Act 2: The history of April 19th and 20th - On the Media
Act 3: On the road with the Tea Party Express - Daily Show
Act 4: Echos of Oklahoma City - Rachel Maddow
Act 5: How the FBI arrested a militia - NPR
Act 6: FBI investigates tea party threats - Young Turks
Act 7: Interview with a teabagger - Le Show
Act 8: The un-tea party - Rachel Maddow
Act 9: Tea America - Daily Show

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
At a tea party with a no medicare pledge - Thom Hartmann

Music:
1901 - Phoenix
Spring Came, Rain Fell - Club 8
Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind - The Lovin' Spoonful
We shall overcome - Pete Seeger
Let's work together - Canned Heat
Smokin from shootin - My Morning Jacket
Spaceman - The Office, BBC
Unbirthday song - Camarata Chorus and Orchestra

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Edition #356
Don't believe in any form of sorcery 

Act 1: Man faces execution for sorcery - Young Turks
Act 2: Passover seder half-assed - The Onion
Act 3: Jesus, Reconsidered - NPR
Act 4: Student forced out of school over gay parents - Young Turks
Act 5: Corruption in the Catholic Church - Bill Maher
Act 6: Indian rationalist battles swamis and babas - Young Turks
Act 7: Desire to ejaculate motivates local Christian to wed - The Onion
Act 8: Study narrows gap between mind and brain - NPR
Act 9: Liberals and atheists smarter than conservatives and the religious - Young Turks
Act 10: The need for more warm, cuddly atheists - Citizen Radio

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The Word - Forgive and Forget Church scandal

Music:
Porcelain - Moby
I've gotta be me - Sammy Davis, Jr.
Ebudae - Enya
Early in the morning - Peter, Paul And Mary
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - The Smiths
Shattered faith - Bad Religion
Like a virgin - Madonna
New soul - Yael Naïm
Halo - Beyoncé

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Edition #354
Toxic assets from Wall St to West Virginia

Act 1: Lifestyles of the rich and despicable - Wait wait don't tell me
Act 2: We bought a toxic asset so you can watch it die - NPR
Act 3: Michael Lewis - The Big Short - Daily Show
Act 4: Joeseph Stiglitz on the economic freefall Part 1 - Ring of Fire
Act 5: Is 2010 going to be 1994 or 1934 - Slate.com
Act 6: Joeseph Stiglitz on the economic freefall Part 2 - Ring of Fire
Act 7: No one would listen - Daily Show
Act 8: WV Mine blast conservatives fault - Young Turks

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
The Robin Hood Tax - A Good Idea - Green.tv

Music:
So long - Lodger
Toxicity - System of a Down
I second that emotion - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
The gambler - Kenny Rogers
Dreamtime - Uberzone
Falling down - Oasis
Lights out - Santigold

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Edition #353

Backwards politics and the climate


Act 1: Annie Leonard on stuff - Colbert Report

Act 2: Dr. James Hansen - Storms of my grandchildren - Thom Hartmann

Act 3: Chamber of commerce and the climate - Ring of Fire

Act 4: Facing America's energy crisis Part 1 - Moyers' Journal

Act 5: British House of Commons on 'climate gate' - Counterspin

Act 6: Facing America's energy crisis Part 2 - Moyers' Journal

Act 7: Obama's switcheroo on offshore drilling - The Progressive

Act 8: Oilmen fund anti-climate change groups - Young Turks

Act 9: Media reaction to offshore drilling - Counterspin

Act 10: Not taking 'yes' for an answer - Rachel Maddow


Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

The Tree Hugging Pentagon - Ring of Fire


Music:

Time to take out the trash - Brad Sucks

Breathe me - Sia

On the turning away - Pink Floyd

Energy - The Apples In Stereo

The airway - Owl City

Don't Let It Bring You Down - Annie Lennox & Steven Lipson

Sill can't - The Cranberries

Fake plastic trees - Radiohead

Shut your eyes - Shout Out Louds


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Edition #352

Destroying the media in more ways than one

 

Act 1: Some bullshit happening somewhere - The Onion

Act 2: We need less media consolidation - The Progressive

Act 3: Anchor management - Daily Show

Act 4: Internet freedom in danger - Young Turks

Act 5: Beck makes it harder for FOX to fool people - Counterspin

Act 6: Glenn Beck on net neutrality - Young Turks

Act 7: Beck on Obama's politics of fear - Media Matters

Act 8: Beck attacks social justice - Colbert Report

Act 9: Glen Beck's hate train crashes - Ring of Fire

Act 10: Context, lies and videotape - Rachel Maddow

Act 11: Fox brings on anyone against health reform - Media Matters

Act 12: CNN hires Erick Erickson - Daily Show

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

The Blogs Must Be Crazy - Daily Show

 

Music:

Been it - The Cardigans

And it spread - Avett Brothers

Everything to everyone - Everclear

Do it again - Five Times August

Green eyes - Coldplay

Soir De Fête - Yann Tiersen

Spirit in the sky - Norman Greenbaum

La Valse Des Vieux Os - Yann Tiersen

 

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Edition #351

I's on Edjukashun

 

Act 1: Earning is fundamental - Colbert Report

Act 2: Child so stupid she sees letters backwards - The Onion

Act 3: Arne Duncan on US education reform - Colbert Report

Act 4: James Loewen on education - Thom Hartmann

Act 5: Bill Gates on education reform - Daily Show

Act 6: Al Sharpton on education as a civil right - Colbert Report

Act 7: Right wing text books coming to US students - Young Turks

Act 8: Rules grammar change - The Onion

Act 9: Texas school board hearings - Colbert Report

Act 10: Don't mess with textbooks - Daily Show

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Teach Sex Ed in Wisconsin, Go To Jail - Young Turks

 

Music:

The Kids Don't Stand A Chance - Vampire Weekend

Cello Song (feat. Jose Gonzalez) - The Books

World spins madly on - The Weepies

Love will come through - Travis

Runaway - Del Shannon

Throwing stones - Shout Out Louds

I need to know - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Sometimes I rhyme slow - Nice & Smooth

Hey Ya - Obadiah Parker

 

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Edition #350

March of the loons

 

Act 1: Health care slime machine - Daily Show

Act 2: Obama may be Anti-Christ, like Hitler - Young Turks

Act 3: Coburn on Fox News bias - Countdown

Act 4: Elephant graveyard with David Frum - Colbert Report

Act 5: Tea partiers should sign anti-government pledge - Thom Hartmann

Act 6: Man attempts to assassinate Obama while not seeming racist - The Onion

Act 7: Pelosi caused trouble by crossing the street - Young Turks

Act 8: Harry Reid supporters, you're not helping - Daily Show

Act 9: Threats to congressmen - Rachel Maddow

Act 10: Wag of the finger to the Hutaree Militia - Colbert Report

Act 11: Right wing extremists on the rise - Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Obama Bumper Sticker Road Rage

 

Music:

Walk like an Egyptian - The Bangles

Civil war - Guns N' Roses

A few honest words - Ben Sollee

Lessons learned - Matt and Kim

Come Together - The Beatles

Everyday People - Sly and The Family Stone

Something to believe in - The Offspring

Bus rider - John Swihart

Ready for the good times - Shakira

Get ready - The Proclaimers

 

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Edition #349

Who didn't see this coming

 

Act 1: Gay sex scandal involving Vatican - Young Turks

Act 2: Little deaf boys, it's a thing - Le Show

Act 3: The fixer in the Catholic church Part 1 - This American Life

Act 4: Holy Shit - Daily Show

Act 5: The fixer in the Catholic church Part 2 - This American Life

Act 6: Bill Donohue comments on church scandal - Young Turks

Act 7: Christopher Hitchens on Church scandal - Bill Maher

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Bill Donohue comments on church scandal Part 2 - Young Turks

 

Music:

Heaven - Los Lonly Boys

Little deaf boys song - Le Show

Pale Horses - Moby

Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

Only if - Enya

Genesis - VNV Nation

 

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Edition #348

The new law of the land Part 2

 

Act 1: Crystal clear debate - Rachel Maddow

Act 2: Tea party protesters hurl slurs at congressmen - Young Turks

Act 3: Plea to bring down the violence - Countdown

Act 4: Reactions to health care law - Media Matters

Act 5: Predictable reactions of hate - Ring of Fire

Act 6: Intimidation Part 1 - Rachel Maddow

Act 7: Health care hate talk - Media Matters

Act 8: GOP's health care repeal strategy - Young Turks

Act 9: GOP leaders must denounce brownshirt tactics - The Progressive

Act 10: Dismissing political treats - Media Matters

Act 11: Intimidation Part 2 - Rachel Maddow

Act 12: Blogger inciting vandalism and violence - Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Dems To Blame For Tea Party Threats - Young Turks

 

Music:

I can see clearly now - Jimmy Cliff

Shout - Tears for Fears

Comptine D'un Autre Été: L'après Midi - Yann Tiersen

Mad world - Gary Jules

Les Jours Tristes (Instrumental) - Yann Tiersen

Coming out - The Killers

Sur Le Fil - Yann Tiersen

Leader - Burning Spear

 

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Edition #347

The new law of the land Part 1

 

Act 1: Obama's signing speech - Countdown

Act 2: Health in the USA - The Bugle

Act 3: Reason to celebrate - Political Scene

Act 4: What happens now - Rachel Maddow

Act 5: Looking back on dire predictions - Media Matters

Act 6: Media misinforms on health debate - On the Media

Act 7: Misleading right up until the vote - Counterspin

Act 8: Passing it and talk of repeal - Wait wait don't tell me

Act 9: The perfect was the enemy of the mediocre - The Progressive

Act 10: The debate is crystal clear - Rachel Maddow

Act 11: Revised school house rock - On the Media

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Pros and Cons of the Health Care Reform Bill - Young Turks

 

Music:

Liquid Sun - The Beginning (A New Hope) (club mix) - DJ Keoki

At the club - SM-Trax

We set ourselves free - Club 8

A Quai - Yann Tiersen

Blue Monday - New Order

If I ever feel better - Phoenix

Everybody's free - Rozalla

Resurection (space club mix) - PPK

The world is new - Save Ferris

 

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Edition #346

At war at home and abroad

 

Act 1: The Word - Afghanistan - Colbert Report

Act 2: Afghans may not like having families killed - Counterspin

Act 3: Local harlot exposes face - The Onion

Act 4: Morbid milestone in Afghanistan - The Progressive

Act 5: Obama caves in on military trials - Young Turks

Act 6: Garry Wills on presidential bombing power - Colbert Report

Act 7: Options for terror trials - Counterspin

Act 8: Liz Cheney's Al-Qaeda 7 commercial - Daily Show

Act 9: Obama Admin - Torture is not illegal - Young Turks

Act 10: Marc Thiessen interview - Daily Show

Act 11: Biggest conspiracy ever - Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Iraqracy - Colbert Report

 

Music:

Meet Me On The Equinox - Death Cab for Cutie

Daffodil Lament - The Cranberries

Killing for love - José González

Lights out - Santigold

Moment Of Tranquillity - Apoptygma Berzerk

Love like a bomb - Oasis

You or your memory - The Mountain Goats

John Adams theme song - HBO

Born Slippy - Underworld

Run on - Moby

 

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Edition #345

Blowing up mountains and our future

 

Act 1: Lorax Coal - Rachel Maddow

Act 2: Ed Markey on climate bill Part 1 - Ring of Fire

Act 3: Oil spill improves wildlife viscosity - The Onion

Act 4: Ed Markey on climate bill Part 2 - Ring of Fire

Act 5: Cookies and carbon - NPR

Act 6: Plans for another energy crisis squashed - Thom Hartmann

Act 7: NY Times gives fair shake to climate loons - Counterspin

Act 8: News of the warm - Le Show

Act 9: Maria Cantwell on the CLEAR Act - Ring of Fire

Act 10: Nuclear gets another comeback - Counterspin

Act 11: Coal Comfort - Margaret Palmer - Colbert Report

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Knock-on effects - Green.tv

 

Music:

Flyswatter - Eels

The perfect space - The Avett Brothers

Greased lightnin' - Grease Soundtrack

Goodbye blue sky - Pink Floyd

I'm free - Soup Dragons

Horchata - Vampire Weekend

Foolish games - Jewel

Let my love open the door - Pete Townsend

Planting seeds - Ten Story Relapse

Friend of the devil - Counting Crows

 

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Edition #344

The ultimate last final push

 

Act 1: Define and conquer - Colbert Report

Act 2: Limbaugh's gonna leave - Media Matter Minute

Act 3: Code red to stop the bill - Rachel Maddow

Act 4: The ultimate last final push - Daily Show

Act 5: Condemning the Slaughter solution - Media Matters Minute

Act 6: Moyers on choice in health care - Bill Moyers' Journal

Act 7: Colbert Report Action center

Act 8: Continuing lies on procedure - Media Matters Minute

Act 9: 11-year old boy - Countdown

Act 10: Heath Con1 - The Mediscarening - Daily Show

Act 11: Fox's final push against health care - Media Matters Minute

Act 12: Getting ready to pass the bill - It's all politics

Act 13: What happens after signing - Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Health Care Vote Information Nerve Center - Colbert Report

 

Music:

La Valse d'Amélie (Version Piano) - Yann Tiersen

United we stand -The Brotherhood of Man

Pas Si Simple - Yann Tiersen

Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins

La Valse d'Amélie - Yann Tiersen

Hard to say I'm sorry - Chicago

La Valse Des Montres - Yann Tiersen

Harold T. Wilkins, Or How To Wait For A Very Long Time - Fanfarlo

 

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Edition #343

Religious cults, the Christian Right and evangelists, evil and not

 

Act 1: Are religious cults killing democracy - Thom Hartmann

Act 2: Why are some Christians mad over Avatar - Young Turks

Act 3: Bait and switch evangelism - This American Life

Act 4: Max Blumenthal on Republican Gomorrah Part 1 - Ring of Fire

Act 5: Glen Beck against 'social justice' in religion - Media Matters

Act 6: Max Blumenthal on Republican Gomorrah Part 2 - Ring of Fire

Act 7: Pat Robertson on Haiti's pact with the devil - Counterspin

Act 8: Pat Robertson says Islam is not a religion - Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Evangelist explains "23 Minutes in Hell" to Thom - Thom Hartmann

 

Music:

Hello bonjour - Michael Franti And Spearhead

In God's country - U2

Knockin' on heaven's door - Guns N' Roses

Lacrymosa - Libera

Mary Mary - Chumbawamba

Shattered faith - Bad Religion

 

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Edition #342

Situation generally screwed up

 

Act 1: New financial fight - Rachel Maddow

Act 2: Scott Patterson on The Quants - Daily Show

Act 3: Politicians admit they're owned by Wall Street - Young Turks

Act 4: Is the economic ship sinking and rats jumping ship - Thom Hartmann

Act 5: Elizabeth Warren interview - Real time with Bill Maher

Act 6: Elizabeth Warren interview - Daily Show

Act 7: Teeing off on Fareed Zakaria - Citizen Radio

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Has Obama just become a Herbert Hoover Republican? - Thom Hartmann

 

Music:

Right Now - Van Halen

International Small Arms Traffic Blues - The Mountain Goats

From blown speakers - The New Pornographers

Scumbag - Green Day

Georgia on my mind - Willie Nelson

Kiss - Venga Boys

 

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Edition #341

Flagrant ignorance

 

Act 1: Unusually large snow storm - Daily Show

Act 2: Snowpocalypse vs. climate change - Media Matters

Act 3: GOP doesn't believe in climate change - Countdown

Act 4: Does winter snow disprove climate change - Young Turks

Act 5: Climate change deniers given second wind - Counterspin

Act 6: Denial also an inexplicable position on climate change - The Bugle

Act 7: Full court shot on climate change - Rachel Maddow

Act 8: False balance on snow vs. climate change - Counterspin

Act 9: Belief in climate change hinges on worldview - NPR

Act 10: Fox and Friends don't understand that it's cold in winter - Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Colbert We're Off to See the Blizzard - Colbert Report

 

Music:

When the cold days come - Theo Bard

Time waits for no man - Theo Bard

Having a good time - Theo Bard

All the orders gone - Theo Bard

Everything you have - Theo Bard

Evil eyes - Theo Bard

This fickle world - Theo Bard

Drums of freedom - Theo Bard

Middle class boy - Theo Bard

 

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Edition #340

The Blair House Project (I didn't make the joke first)

 

Act 1: Summit's eve - Daily Show

Act 2: Help - Health care special comment - Countdown

Act 3: Wrap up of health care summit - Young Turks

Act 4: Name calling, racist attacks from right - Media Matters

Act 5: Reviewing the health care summit - Wait wait don't tell me

Act 6: Lies about 'nuclear option' - Rachel Maddow

Act 7: Conflating nuclear option and reconciliation - Media Matters

Act 8: The med menace - Daily Show

Act 9: Obama disses single-payer systems - Young Turks

Act 10: Mocking the uninsured - Media Matters

Act 11: Health care by Easter - Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Health Care Magic - Colbert Report

 

Music:

Disappointment - The Cranberries

Help - Howie Day

Les Jours Tristes - Yann Tiersen

You were the last high -  The Dandy Warhols

A Quai - Yann Tiersen

Rapture - Laura Veirs

Comptine D'un Autre Été: L'après Midi - Yann Tiersen

 

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Edition #339

Who, what and how we're fighting

 

Act 1: CPAC 2010 Rage within the machine - Daily Show

Act 2: CPAC Conference - Rachel Maddow

Act 3: CPAC - US has the best health care - Young Turks

Act 4: Rage within the machine - Progressivism - Daily Show

Act 5: American's don't know R's block everything - Young Turks

Act 6: George Will totally consistent on filibuster = Counterspin

Act 7: Filibuster is too neat and simple - Bill Maher

Act 8: Let's go nuclear - Rachel Maddow

Act 9: Teabaggers and teabaggees - Ring of Fire

Act 10: Sarah Palin at Teabagger convention - Colbert Report

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

AmeriGasm CPAC - Daily Show

 

Music:

Hello, My Treacherous Friends - OK GO

Graceland - Paul Simon

It's not impossible - Ben Sollee

Don't vote - Cass McCombs

Losers - The Cardigans

There's something wrong - Brad Sucks

One fine day - The Chiffons

Failure by design - Brand New

Be my angel - Mazzy Star

 

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Edition #338

They're dickholes, but they're smart

 

Act 1: Rush Limbaugh wants you to get screwed - Young Turks

Act 2: Area CEO doesn't have time for this crap - The Onion

Act 3: Inherent racism in Tea Party movement - Countdown

Act 4: Thomas Frank Part 1 - Moyers' Journal

Act 5: New cereal for poor stays crunchy in water - The Onion

Act 6: Thomas Frank Part 2 - Moyers' Journal

Act 7: David Brooks says to raise taxes on middle class - Counterspin

Act 8: Devastating quotes from top economists - Young Turks

Act 9: Make it rain - Daily Show

Act 10: Obama out to lunch on banker bonuses - The Progressive

Act 11: B of A attacked through YouTube - Daily Show

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Fire Departments Billing Homeowners to Put Out Fires! - Young Turks

 

Music:

Smile like you mean it - The Killers

Not enough time - Inxs

Look at you - My Morning Jacket

Hard luck story - Men at work

Happy meals - The Cardigans

Winter song - Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson

Young folks - Peter Bjorn And John

Where do I begin - The Chemical Brothers

Radio - One Ring Zero

Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before - The Smiths

 

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Edition #337

Terrorism in the age of unreason

 

Act 1: An inconvenient trial - Daily Show

Act 2: GOP lies on terrorism - Rachel Maddow

Act 3: KSM Trail Formidable Opponent - Colbert Report

Act 4: Fox News making up BS on captured terrorists - Young Turks

Act 5: Afghan thinks every American with fake beard is CIA - The Onion

Act 6: Rank terrorism hypocrisy - Rachel Maddow

Act 7: Wag of the finger on waterboarding - Colbert Report

Act 8: Cheney's memo falls flat - Countdown

Act 9: Right wing talking points debunked - Young Turks

Act 10: The Word - Faux n tell - Colbert Report

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Senator - I believe in racial and ethnic profiling - Young Turks

 

Music:

Circus Music

Hannah - Freelance Whales

Grapevine Fires - Death Cab For Cutie

Stuck in the middle with you - Stealers Wheel

Your Mama Don't Dance - Loggins and Messina

The district sleeps tonight - The Postal Service

M79 - Vampire Weekend

Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours - The Smiths

Little lies - Fleetwood Mac

 

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Edition #336

Don't complain, you could buy an election too if you wanted

 

Act 1: Who owns our politicians - Young Turks

Act 2: Corporate free speech - Colbert Report

Act 3: Jeffery Toobin on purchasing courts Part 1 - Moyer's Journal

Act 4: Dealing with the Supreme Court decision - New Yorker's Political Scene

Act 5: Jeffery Toobin on purchasing courts Part 2 - Moyer's Journal

Act 6: Obama getting his fight back - Rachel Maddow

Act 7: Buying the bench - Moyers' Journal

Act 8: Americans hate corporate money in elections - Young Turks

Act 9: The Word - Prece-Don't - Colbert Report

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

The Supreme Court's Five Circus Midgets - Ring of Fire

 

Music:

We could be friends - Freelance Whales

Ne Me Quitte Pas - Regina Spektor

Bigmouth strikes again - The Smiths

If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out - Cat Stevens

Nothing better - The Postal Service

Where's my mind - The Pixies

Turn this boat around - Matt & Kim

Messages - Xavier Rudd

 

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Edition #335 They're here, they're discriminated against, they're used to it Act 1: First DADT hearing tomorrow - Rachel Maddow Act 2: High court bans same-sex friendships - The Onion Act 3: DADT popular in polls - Counterspin Act 4: Dreaded Bliss in New Jersey - Daily Show Act 5: They're here, they're discriminated against, they're used to it - The Bugle Act 6: Fight to serve - Rachel Maddow Act 7: Be almost all that you can be - Colbert Report Act 8: New law would ban loveless marriages - The Onion Act 9: Praise for Obama on DADT - The Progressive Act 10: Gays would get tattoos in the military - Wait wait, don't tell me Act 11: A few gay men and women - Daily Show Act 12: Fight to serve 2 - Rachel Maddow Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: Hermaphrodites Can't Be Gay - Colbert Report Music: Move you - Anya Marina The King of Carrot Flowers, Pts. 2 & 3 - Neutral Milk Hotel Starring - Freelance Whales Redemption Song - Bob Marley Am I wrong - Love Spit Love What difference does it make - The Smiths Wild Night - Van Morrison I was married - Tegan and Sara Cat faces - Ugly Casanova Don't ask me why - Billy Joel Old man - Neil Young Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.

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Edition #334

No bridges to burn

 

Act 1: The healthcare debate is making me sick - Brian Unger

Act 2: Pass healthcare, DUH - Rachel Maddow

Act 3: 6 facts on Obama and Dems being bipartisan - Young Turks

Act 4: Reconciliation deemed risky - Counterspin

Act 5: Secondhand smoke linked to secondhand coolness - The Onion

Act 6: Haiti vs healthcare - Black Tie Martini Club Oddcast

Act 7: Obama gets tough(er) with GOP - Young Turks

Act 8: The Word, Political Suicide - Colbert Report

Act 9: Real life death panels = Countdown

Act 10: The apparent trap and Hawaiian healthcare - Daily Show

Act 11: Obama has no bridges to burn - Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Has Obama Decided Not to Do Health Care Anymore? - Young Turks

 

Music:

All the same - Sick Puppies

Build me up Buttercup - The Foundations

Don't worry baby - Beach Boys

Never there - Cake

Cigarette Smoke - Arctic Monkeys

Lives in the balance - Jackson Browne

Directions - Josh Rouse

Play with fire - Rolling Stones

Pura Carroceria - Los Del Rio

King Kamehameha - The Waikiki Hula Boys

 

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Edition #333

Soulless, Clueless, Feckless, Brazen

 

Act 1: Limbaugh's Haiti comment - Countdown

Act 2: Limbaugh the hyena - Ring of Fire

Act 3: O'Reilly and the Haiti telethon - Countdown

Act 4: Even better than the real thing - The Daily Show

Act 5: Daughter Cheney can't debate - Rachel Maddow

Act 6: The Word - Two-faced - Colbert Report

Act 7: The Wash Post and the Fiscal Times - Counterspin

Act 8: Gretchen Carlson dumbs down - Daily Show

Act 9: Brian Williams on Jon Stewart - NPR

Act 10: How awful it is when media is weak - Counterspin

Act 11: Q and O - Fox News cuts the feed - Daily Show

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Wag of the finger to Fox News - Colbert Report

 

Music:

Like humans do - David Byrne

Circle of life - Faca Kulu, Lebo M., The Lion King Ensemble & Tsidii Le Loka

The man in me - Bob Dylan

Fairytale - Sara Bareilles

Duck and run - 3 Doors Down

The asshole song - Jimmy Buffett

Highly suspicious - My Morning Jacket

Plum dumb - The Dead Milkmen

Good people - Jack Johnson

Live like you're dying - Lenka

 

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Edition #332

The Futility of Leaning Right

 

Act 1: Obama crushes house GOP - Young Turks

Act 2: Doris Kearns Goodwin on weak Dems - Daily Show

Act 3: Change terrifies conservatives - Ring of Fire

Act 4: Obama nails Rep and Cenk debunks lies - Young Turks

Act 5: The word Siren Song - Colbert Report

Act 6: Killing the filibuster - Rachel Maddow

Act 7: Polls show GOP are nuts - Young Turks

Act 8: Introducing the Dem Opossum - Daily Show

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Political Shift in D.C. - How to succeed

 

Music:

Walk on the wild side - Lou Reed

Messages - Xavier Rudd

Personal Jesus - Johnny Cash

The right thing to do - Carly Simon

Naive - The Kooks

Once around the block - Badly Drawn Boy

I can't - Ben Sollee

 

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Edition #331

Some take on banks while others lie to protect them

 

Act 1: Obama takes on bankers - Daily Show

Act 2: Moyers on greed - Moyers' Journal

Act 3: Economists being right isn't enough - Counterspin

Act 4: Eliot Spitzer - Colbert Report

Act 5: Hasty freeze on budget - Rachel Maddow

Act 6: Obama needs to tell a bank regulation story - Political Scene

Act 7: The gang of five - Slate Magazine

Act 8: Austan Goolsbee on the budget drop - Daily Show

Act 9: Leaked memo on lying to protect banks - Young Turks

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

The Word - Manifest Density Economics - Colbert Report

 

Music:

Lost - Coldplay

Look what you've done - JET

Ain't that unusual - Goo Goo Dolls

Candy everybody wants - 10,000 Maniacs

Sleeping in - The Postal Service

Story of a lonely guy - Blink 182

Cut it out - Anya Marina

Rescue me - Fontella Bass

 

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Edition #330

Impending Mending or Coming Crash

 

Act 1: Financial inquiry report - Daily Show

Act 2: Another economic disaster coming - Young Turks

Act 3: Banker are America's new thugs - Ring of Fire

Act 4: Bernie Madoff M.D. - Slate

Act 5: Matt Taibbi on Goldman Sachs - Colbert Report

Act 6: Obama starts to revamp economic team - Young Turks

Act 7: Regulation fundamentally works - Rachel Maddow

Act 8: David Walker's plan for the economy - Daily Show

Act 9: Obama finally standing up to banks - Young Turks

 

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Obama's Bailout Fee: Is It Enough - Young Turks

 

Music:

Working class hero - Exit Clov

Jump jive and wail - Brian Setzer Orchestra

Say hey - Michael Franti & Spearhead

All will be well - The Gabe Dixon Band

The Bubble Machine - Leslie Bricusse

I stand corrected - Vampire Weekend

This is twice now - Lydia

I saved the world today - The Eurythmics

 

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Edition #329

Welcome President Brown

 

Act 1: Recruiting a party with spine - Wait Wait Don't Tell Me

Act 2: Balance of the Senate - It's all politics

Act 3: You have the majority, now act like it - The Young Turks

Act 4: Caller says election was Thom's fault - Thom Hartmann

Act 5: Dems must fight back - Colbert Report

Act 6: Ed Rendell on doing something - Rachel Maddow

Act 7: Brown election and the filibuster - On the Media

Act 8: Give them a reason to vote for you - The Young Turks

Act 9: Obama's ballsy speech - Le Show

Act 10: What to do with less than 60 - Rachel Maddow

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Brown win allows Jon Stewart to retire - Daily Show

 

Music:

Runnin down a dream - Tom Petty

And it spread - The Avett Brothers

Wake Up Little Suzie - Everly Brothers

Don't look back in anger - Oasis

Happy - SIster Hazel

Finding something to do - Hellogoodbye

Piazza, New York Catcher - Belle & Sebastian

Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2

Slight figure of speech - The Avett Brothers

 

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Edition #328

Corporations is people!

 

Act 1: Supreme court blows up politics - It's All Politics

Act 2: Corporate personhood floodgates - Thom Hartmann

Act 3: The story of the case for corporate spending - On the Media

Act 4: Congress, brought to you by - Wait wait don't tell me!

Act 5: Ever-living vampires - Thom Hartmann

Act 6: Constitutional amendment - The Progressive

Act 7: Supreme court makes buying politicians legal - The Young Turks

Act 8: Barney Frank on fighting SC decision - Rachel Maddow

Act 9: Nader on corporate personhood - Thom Hartmann

Act 10: Special Comment on worst decision ever - Countdown

 

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

Supreme Corp - Daily Show

 

Music:

Gods Radar - The Dixie Hummingbirds

Welcome to the machine - Pink Floyd

Tuesdays gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Crash - The Primitives

Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote

Recorded live in Copenhagen - Theo Bard

Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin

Drown - Smashing Pumpkins

Taking over me - Evanescence

 

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Edition #327 Stealth Care is Mass Backwards Act 1: Stelth care reform - Daily Show Act 2: Fixing the wrong healthcare problems - Ring of Fire Act 3: Robert Knutter and Matt Taibbi on health reform Part 1 - Moyers' Journal Act 4: Limbaugh on healthcare costs - Young Turks Act 5: Robert Knutter and Matt Taibbi on health reform Part 2 - Moyers' Journal Act 6: Michael Pollen interview - Daily Show Act 7: Alan Grayson on health reform - Ring of Fire Act 8: Health lobbyists rule the system - Young Turks Act 9: Mass Backwards - Daily Show Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: Kathleen Sebelius - Colbert Report Music: This too shall pass - OKGO Mushaboom - Feist I'm Not over - Carolina Liar I go blind - Hootie And The Blowfish You can do it - No Doubt All U can eat - Ben Folds Sinnerman - Nina Simone Pale Blue Eyes - Lou Reed Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #242 Morning in America Act 1: 2004 DNC Keynote Speech (Clip 1) (Clip 2) Act 2: Announcing his candidacy Act 3: Remake this country (Link) Act 4: Signs of Hope & Change (Link) Act 5: Yes We Can – Will.i.am (Link) Act 6: ‘A more perfect Union’ speech on race in America (Link) Act 7: We are the ones we’ve been waiting for – Will.i.am (Link) Act 8: The American Promise (Link) Act 9: Obama in Berlin Act 10: 2008 DNC Acceptance speech (LInk) Act 11: We have a lot of work to do (LInk) Act 12: DC reactions to the victory (LInk) Act 13: Interview with Jesse Jackson – NPR (Link) Act 14: It’s a new day! – Will.i.am (Link) Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #326 Underpants Bomb Fallout, choose you're own pun Act 1: Yemen Sad Libs - Daily Show Act 2: Kill first harshly interrogate later - Countdown Act 3: Bush terror policies wrongly glorified - Rachel Maddow Act 4: Missteps in the early days reporting on Yemen - On the Media Act 5: Rove blames NCTC then backpedals - Young Turks Act 6: Idiot lies about Obama's response - Countdown Act 7: Outright lies politicizing terrorism - Rachel Maddow Act 8: Idiots with big balls - Daily Show Act 9: Rudy says something unspeakably ignorant - Le Show Act 10: Nonsense GOP response cause for despair - Rachel Maddow Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: Ideal or no deal - Colbert Report Music: Back in the high life again - Steve Winwood Send in the clowns - The Simpsons Whatcha say - Jason Derulo Let go - Frou Frou Sorry, blame it on me - Akon American idiot - Green Day Ridiculous Thoughts - The Cranberries Big balls - AC/DC Diamond - Klint Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #325 Where religion and ignorance meet Act 1: Conservapedia working on conservative bible - Colbert Report Act 2: Hume on Woods and religion - Counterspin Act 3: Interview on conservative bible - Colbert Report Act 4: Exporting homophobia to Uganda - The Progressive Act 5: Uganda be kidding me Part 2 - Rachel Maddow Act 6: Christmas billboard stirs seasonally inappropriate emotions - The Onion Act 7: Kill the gays law hits major news in US - Thom Hartmann Act 8: Prayer effort seeks right-thinking from liberals - NPR Act 9: Killing people to make magic potions Part 1 - Young Turks Act 10: Christ returns to NBA - The Onion Act 11: Killing people to make magic potions Part 2 - Young Turks Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: Uganda be kidding me Part 1 Music: Blacking Out The Friction - Death Cab For Cutie Redemption song - Bob Marley God - The Dodos Hate me - Blue October Directions - Josh Rouse Carol of the bells - United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus Gods gonna cut you down - Johnny Cash Like a prayer - Rufio You're wrong - NOFX Jammin - Bob Marley Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #324 When you want to cry, laugh Act 1: Flight Delay - Daily Show Act 2: Predicting economies Part 1 - This American Life Act 3: Smiley-face dollar to boost economy - The Onion Act 4: Predicting economies Part 2 - This American Life Act 5: Andrew Ross Sorkin on Too Big to Fail - Daily Show Act 6: Fed's Dead with Bernie Sanders Part 1 - Colbert Report Act 7: Norway returns to a pillage-based economy - The Onion Act 8: Fed's Dead with Bernie Sanders Part 2 - Colbert Report Act 9: NY Times exposes terrible big bank scam - Young Turks Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: American Idle - Daily Show Music: Don't you - Simple Minds Once around the block - Badly Drawn Boy Crazy - Seal Making me nervous - Brad Sucks Island in the sun - Weezer Catch my disease - Ben Lee La Noyée - Yann Tiersen Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare - Matt and Kim Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #323 Obama moves Hopelessly forward in Afghanistan Act 1: Rushing a decision on Afghanistan - Counterspin Act 2: Obama mimics Bush on Afghanistan - The Progressive Act 3: Bunker-buster averts doomed marriage - The Onion Act 4: Report released on Afghanistan - Rachel Maddow Act 5: Dan Rather on Afghanistan - Daily Show Act 6: Jim Hightower discusses Obama's war Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act 7: Why aren't there bigger protests - The Progressive Act 8: Jim Hightower discusses Obama's war Part 2 - Ring of Fire Act 9: Moore and Feingold speak against escalation - Young Turks Act 10: Lara Logan on Afghanistan - Colbert Report Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: Cenk debates war escalation - Countdown Music: Trouble me - 10,000 Maniacs Choke - The Cardigans Celebration Guns - Stars Million faces - Paolo Nutini Oh Lately It's So Quiet - OK GO Everybody's gone to war - Nerina Pallot Up against the wall - Peter Bjorn & John Meteor Show - Owl City Ain't no reason - Brett Dennen Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #322 Reason to celebrate Act 1: Episode recap from The DC - Daily Show Act 2: Lincoln conservative on healthcare - Counterspin Act 3: GOP weakens health bill and then bash it - Young Turks Act 4: Is GOP serious about fixing healthcare - Slate Act 5: Open letter on free health clinics - Countdown Act 6: Obama defends health bill from the left - NPR Act 7: For he's a jowly good fellow - Colbert Report Act 8: Media misleads on opinions of health reform - Counterspin Act 9: Devastating healthcare quotes from Obama - Young Turks Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: Idiot Democrats Think It's Good News Their Voters are Pissed at Them - The Young Turks Music: Hero - Enrique Iglesias I need to know - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Why pretend - Mandi Perkins Objection - Shakira Fake Empire - The National Serre-moi - Tryö Haunting me - Oona Garthwaite Everybody's fool - Evanescence Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #321 Take 30,000 troops and call me in the morning Act 1: Misleading polling on support for war - Counterspin Act 2: I dare you not to notice - Le Show Act 3: Special comment on war escalation - Countdown Act 4: Afghanistan handed over to robots - The Onion Act 5: Why escalation is not the answer - Thom Hartmann Act 6: Obama unclear on chain of command - Colbert Report Act 7: Cheney cries treason - Countdown Act 8: War presidents - Rachel Maddow Act 9: 30,000 - Daily Show Act 10: Feingold & BBC on the Afghanistan war - Young Turks Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: 30,000 extended video - Daily Show Music: Love is a battlefield - Pat Benatar 99 Red Balloons - Nena Listen to your heart - Roxette Mr. Roboto - Styx War - Vince DiCola Heat of the moment - Asia Notorious - Duran Duran I'm gonna be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers Break it down again - Tears for fears Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #320 Winter Holiday Extravaganza Act 1: Atheist summer camp - The Young Turks Act 2: God To Postpone Apocalypse - The Onion Act 3: Adam and Eve Part 1 - This American Life Act 4: Robert Wright on the three major religions - Colbert Report Act 5: Adam and Eve Part 2 - This American Life Act 6: Richard Dawkins new book - Thom Hartmann Act 7: Bucket Of Rags This Year's Must-Have Christmas Item - The Onion Act 8: Schaeffer on hateful talk against Obama - Rachel Maddow Act 9: Offending people talking about religion - The Young Turks Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: Kirk Cameron's Plot Against "Origin of Species" - The Young Turks Music: Hello Mother, Hello Father - Alan Sherman Nutcracker: Act 2: Chinese Tea - Denis de Coteau & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Nutcracker: Act 2: Waltz of the Flowers - Denis de Coteau & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Nutcracker: Act 1: Overture - Denis de Coteau & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Nutcracker: Act 1: March - Denis de Coteau & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Nutcracker: Act 2: The Merlitons - Denis de Coteau & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Nutcracker: Act 2: Trepak - Denis de Coteau & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Nutcracker: Act 2: Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy - Denis de Coteau & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #319 1st world party, 3rd world clean up Act 1: Aziz Ansari on Copenhagen - It's getting ha in here Act 2: Gore urges Obama to take lead on climate - NPR Act 3: Al Gore - Daily Show Act 4: Gore the wonky bore - Counterspin Act 5: The Story of Cap and Trade - Annie Leonard Act 6: Naomi Klein on climate debt Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act 7: DOT to add walking lanes to highways - The Onion Act 8: Naomi Klein on climate debt Part 2 - Ring of Fire Act 9: News of the warm - Le Show Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: Act Now - Green.tv Music: Hold my hand - Hootie and the blowfish Change your mind - Sister Hazel If we make it through December - Merle Haggard Cloud Nine - Ben Howard Comptine D'un Autre Été: L'après Midi - Yann Tiersen Classical Gas - Mason Williams Walk beside me - Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #318 Disaster Economics Act 1: Obama caving in to Wall St again - The Young Turks Act 2: Why the win-win is being ignored Part 1 - This American Life Act 3: Water balloon attacks hurting bottom line - The Onion Act 4: Why the win-win is being ignored Part 2 - This American Life Act 5: Joining the tea-baggers - Thom Hartmann Act 6: John Perkins on the economic crash Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act 7: US-owned GM produces the Pelosi-Boehner - The Onion Act 8: John Perkins on the economic crash Part 2 - Ring of Fire Act 9: Government by organized money - Thom Hartmann Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: Biden on the economic recovery - Daily Show Music: Nothing is good enough - Aimee Mann Sénégal Fast-Food - Amadou & Mariam The kids don't stand a chance - Vampire Weekend Remember Jonathan (Messenger Of The Sun album) - Cyrille Verdeaux Smokescreen - Flying Blind Under the milky way - Seven Nations You're the best - Joe Esposito All For Swinging You Around - The New Pornographers Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #317 Rights, gay and otherwise, all obvious Act 1: From here to neutrality - Daily Show Act 2: Feingold and Franken beat up Patriot Act - Young Turks Act 3: The end of prohibition - Slate Act 4: Don't ask, don't tell - Colbert Report Act 5: Texas bans marriage - Young Turks Act 6: Texas bans marriage - Wait wait don't tell me Act 7: Mormon trespassing - Colbert Report Act 8: Utah politician outrageous comments on gays - Young Turks Act 9: Gaywatch - Peter Vadala & William Phillips - Daily Show Act 10: Skeletons in the closet - Colbert Report Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: Can't get queer from here - Daily Show Music: Here comes my baby - Cat Stevens Your ex-lover is dead - Stars Change is gonna come - Ben Sollee What went wrong - Blink 182 It's a mistake - Men at work Miss Misery - Elliott Smith Steal my kisses - Ben Harper Build me up buttercup - The Foundations Tuesday's gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #316 Join the war on Fox News today Act 1: Glenn Beck tragically not a victim of anything - The Onion Act 2: Bush Sr. calls Maddow and Olberman Sick Puppies - The Young Turks Act 3: Dobbs steps down - Wait wait don't tell me Act 4: MSNBC in the crossfire - Rachel Maddow Act 5: Lou Dobbs goes Rogue - Daily Show Act 6: Murdoch fosters racist work environment - Countdown Act 7: Hannity apologizes to Jon - Daily Show Act 8: Cenk goes off on Morning Joe - The Young Turks Act 9: Untruth vs. Power - Daily Show Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: Hannity misleadingly uses Glenn Beck's rally video Music: Out of my mind - James Blunt Gone daddy gone - Violent Femmes Ne Me Quitte Pas - Regina Spektor I'll meet you there - Owl City Habla Me - Gipsy Kings Working class hero - Exit Clov Overkill - Colin Hay Celebration guns - Stars Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #315 Big bill bothers bought off blowhards Act 1: Blow hards bloviate on healthcare - Counterspin Act 2: Bill big, bill bad - Daily Show Act 3: GOP Continues healthcare fear tactics - The Young Turks Act 4: Fire hot - The Onion Act 5: Grayson on fighting back Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act 6: Lieberman on wiggling - Wait wait don't tell me Act 7: Grayson on fighting back Part 2 - Ring of Fire Act 8: Absurd Republicans caught on tape - The Young Turks Act 9: Whisconsin city is the best place to die - NPR Act 10: Preggers can't be choosers - Daily Show Act 11: Restricting abortion rights in health reform - Rachel Maddow Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: Judge Napolitano Lies about Health Care Reform - The Young Turks Music: Tax man - The Beatles Naive - The Kooks Fearless - VNV Nation World on Fire - Sarah McLachlan In a big country - Big Country Winter song - Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson Brain stew - Green Day So fast, so numb - R.E.M. I know I know I know - Tegan and Sara Different people - No doubt Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #314 Pride, greed, vanity and gluttony Act 1: Really Goldman Sachs?! - SNL Act 2: Spitzer on the financial bailout - Rachel Maddow Act 3: MSNBC Ratigan bashes corporate communists - The Young Turks Act 4: The root of the problem is campaign finance - Thom Hartmann Act 5: Global economy faces danger from below - The Onion Act 6: Terror-industrial complex - Countdown Act 7: How Dems are protecting capitalism - The Young Turks Act 8: Organizing the tea parties - Thom Hartmann Act 9: Goldman Sachs doing God's work - Colbert Report Act 10: Child labor endorsing, pro-slavery freaks - Rachel Maddow Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: The history of boom and bust cycles in US economics - ThomHartmann Music: Kick drum heart - The Avett Brothers Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) - The Decemberists 99 Red Balloons - Nena Deep water - Pansy Division Ready For The Good Times - Shakira Goodbye stranger - Supertramp Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare - Matt and Kim Take five - Dave Brubeck Gold dust woman - Hole Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #313 Recruiting disciples through fear and coupons Act 1: Catholic lifeboat - Colbert Report Act 2: Hell House - This American Life Act 3: God checks in to the Mayo Clinic - The Onion Act 4: The Republican Apocalypse Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act 5: Catholics recruiting new members - Daily Show Act 6: The Republican Apocalypse Part 2 - Ring of Fire Act 7: Catholic blow out sale - Le Show Act 8: Pat Robertson fighting against hate crime laws - The Young Turks Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: Supreme court takes on religion - Colbert Report Music: God - The Dodos Friend of the devil - Counting Crows Like a prayer - Madonna Major Tom - Peter Schilling You know my name - The Beatles Natural Blues - Moby I'm free - Soup Dragons Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #312 Ancient sunlight vs fresh sunlight Act 1: The true cost of fossil fuels - Thom Hartmann Act 2: Inhofe headed to Copenhagen - Ring of Fire Act 3: Colin Beavan is No Impact Man - Colbert Report Act 4: Rob Dunbar on ocean temps - Found Object Films Act 5: Giant greenhouse blamed for climate change - The Onion Act 6: Climate deniers - Ring of Fire Act 7: Oil industry employees rally - Rachel Maddow Act 8: News of the warm - Le Show Act 9: Shia Agassi on fresh sun power - Found Object Films Act 10: Steven Levitt on economics of geo-engineering - Daily Show Act 11: The arguement for switching to natural gas - Ring of Fire Act 12: News of the warm - Le Show Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content: Dems shooting themselves in the foot on carbon legislation Music: Catalog and Classify - Mark Robinson Knock yourself out - Jon Brion This is the day - The The Kyoko's House - Philip Glass Solsbury hill - Peter Gabriel One million miles - J Ralph M79 - Vampire Weekend What I'm looking for - Brendan Benson Close your eyes - Young Love Hey ya - Obadiah Parker Keepsake - State Radio Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Check out the Best of the Left iPhone/iPod Touch App in the App Store! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #311 Unexpected leadership, totally expected treachery Act 1: Nancy Peloci, you'll burn in hell for this - Wait Wait don't tell me Act 2: Rebranding health reform - Countdown Act 3: Franken kicks conservative ass - The Young Turks Act 4: Much to commend, much to condemn - The Progressive Act 5: Health care systems comparison - Rachel Maddow Act 6: Even Republican voters favor public option - Ring of Fire Act 7: The Word, You-Genics - Colbert Report Act 8: Discussing healthcare working through congress - Mother Jones Act 9: Stupid GOP don't have plan for health reform - The Young Turks Act 10: Healthcare fight within and without political parties - It's all politics Act 11: Lieberman to join filibuster against health reform - Rachel Maddow Act 12: Joe Lieberman is a true independent - Colbert Report iPhone/iPod Touch App Bonus Content: Public Option Limited - Daily Show Music: He got game - Public Enemy Close to me - The Get Up Kids The wrestler - Bruce Springsteen Who'll stop the rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival Harold T. Wilkins, Or How To Wait For A Very Long Time - Fanfarlo Classical gas - Vanessa Mae Oh my god - Ida Maria White Blank Page - Mumford & Sons Kelsey - Metro Station Don't let me down - The Stereophinics Look what you've done - JET Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #310 The war on Fox Act 1: The GOP colicky babies - Ring of Fire Act 2: CNN leaves it there - Daily Show Act 3: Fox News is not like the others - Rachel Maddow Act 4: How Murdoch brought the Fox model to the US - Thom Hartmann Act 5: Bend it like Beck - Colbert Report Act 6: The war on FOX - Counterspin Act 7: Media and power - Thom Hartmann Act 8: Evidence of Fox collusion with GOP - The Young Turks Music: Camera one - Josh Joplin Group I've seen better days - Everclear The boy in the bubble - Paul Simon Nothing Compares 2 U - Sineade O'Connor Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games - Of Montreal Let go - Frou Frou Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #309 Derailing unprecedented health reform would be unprecedented Act 1: Kid is denied healthcare for being too skinny - The Young Turks Act 2: Max Baucus and Senate health reform - Bill Moyers Journal Act 3: Medicare Part E - Thom Hartmann Act 4: Healthcare, now what - This American Life Act 5: Dems stopping healthcare would be unprecedented - Rachel Maddow Act 6: The history of our healthcare system - This American Life Act 7: Insurance company calls sick people dogs - The Young Turks Act 8: Further reporting on anti-healthcare campaign - Rachel Maddow Music: Curl up and die - Relient K Who will buy - Oliver Soundtrack Fake Empire - The National Doctor my eyes - Jackson 5 I go to extremes - Billy Joel Remember Jonathan - Cyrille Verdeaux Stop crying your heart out - Oasis Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #308 Still legally treated as second-class citizens Act 1: California Marriage Protection Act PSA 1 Act 2: When the time is right - Rachel Maddow Act 3: Jim Fouratt on gay rights - Colbert Report Act 4: Obama speaks on DADT - Rachel Maddow Act 5: California Marriage Protection Act PSA 2 Act 6: Dan Savage on Obama on DADT - Countdown Act 7: The gay after tomorrow - Daily Show Act 8: The aftermath of the gay rights rally - Mother Jones Act 9: Queer and loathing in D.C. - Daily Show Act 10: Dan Choi: Don't Tell, Martha! - The Moth Podcast Music: I was married - Tegan and Sara Right now - Van Halen Leader - Burning Spear What have I done to deserve this - Pet Shop Boys Ain't no reason - Brett Dennen Don't ask me why - Billy Joel Sénégal Fast-Food - Amadou & Mariam Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise - The Avett Brothers Let my love open the door - Pete Townsend Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #307 Snowe in October and other healthcare nonsense Act 1: Will it Snowe or wont it? - Wait wait don't tell me! Act 2: Bogus report commissioned by the health lobby - Countdown Act 3: The majority leader of the senate - It's all politics Act 4: GOP claim healthcare costs will rise with reform - The Young Turks Act 5: Special healthcare comment Part 1 - Countdown Act 6: Fat baby and getting Snowe's vote - Daily Show Act 7: Misleading healthcare opinion research - Rachel Maddow Act 8: Special healthcare comment Part 2 - Countdown Music: Tell me tell me - Burning spear Sunday bloody Sunday - U2 Because the night - 10,000 maniacs The world is new - Save Farris Ill with want - The Avett Brothers I think we're alone now - Tiffany Soft serve - Soul Coughing Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #306 Decomcracy for sale Act 1: Supreme Court on the verge of humanizing corporations - Colbert Report Act 2: Looking forward on changing our economics - Bill Maher Act 3: Jeffrey Toobin on the Supreme Court - Colbert Report Act 4: Obama is letting the banks off the hook - The Young Turks Act 5: Thousands of unemployed robots join the military - The Onion Act 6: Wall streeters weigh life after 'giant pool of money' - NPR Act 7: Krugman on Palin and economics - Rachel Maddow Act 8: Dow rallies after chimpanzee rings opening bell - The Onion Act 9: Big money vs. the people - The Young Turks Music: Different People - No Doubt Bleeding me - Metalica And it spread - The Avett Brothers Love you till the end - The Pogues Give it up - The Goodmen Nothing Is Good Enough - Amiee Mann American Pie - Don McLean Ring my bell - Anita Ward Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Corporate energy fighting for and against the climate Edition #305 Act 1: James Hansen is arrested during MTR protest - Ring of Fire Act 2: Cloudy with a chance of heat balls - Daily Show Act 3: The fake cost of Obama's energy policy - Counterspin Act 4: News of the warm - Le Show Act 5: Exxon named the green company of the year - Ring of Fire Act 6: Shai Agassi on electric cars - Colbert Report Act 7: Interview with Joe Romm - Counterspin Act 8: Wood Nymphs working to reduce dependence on foreign dew drops - The Onion Act 9: More forged letters for pro-coal lobby - Ring of Fire Act 10: Is Inhofe stupid or just corrupt - The Young Turks Music: Why does the sun shine? - They might be giants Hey ya! - Outkast Tell me a lie - Griffin House Scenic world - Beirut Carefree - The Refreshments Why does the sun really shine? - They might be giants Fluffy little clouds - The Orb Con Cassidy's and Neil Gow's Highlands/Moil and Tiarna/McSweeney's Reel - Alton Hey Ya - Obadiah Parker Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #304 Yeah, when it fits, we call you racist Act 1: The conservative media's attack cycle - On the Media Act 2: Comparing corruption of ACORN to Blackwater - Rachel Maddow Act 3: The Word: Blackwashing - Colbert Report Act 4: Covering the right-wing crazies in the media - Counterspin Act 5: Pat Buchanan defends Hitler - The Young Turks Act 6: The 'Full Ginsburg' - Daily Show Act 7: Wingnut watch - Mother Jones Podcast Act 8: Discussing the recent Glenn Beck chatter - Ring of Fire Act 9: Target America - Daily Show Music: Love is a battlefield - Pat Benatar Chicago X 12 - Rogue Wave Paint it black - Vanessa Carlton Love you 'till the end - The Pogues Mad World - Tears for Fears Not crying - Flight of the Conchords Still crazy after all these years - Paul Simon Burnout - Green Day Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #303 As the chips begin to fall Act 1: Healthcare polling - Counterspin Act 2: GOP are a bunch of neanderthals - The Young Turks Act 3: Wendel Potter on healthcare - Rachel Maddow Act 4: Congress and lobbyists out of the closet - Colbert Report Act 5: The nonsense healthcare debate - Mother Jones Act 6: Public option in danger in committee - Rachel Maddow Act 7: The profit of illness - Bill Maher Act 8: Howard Dean on the importance of choice - Rachel Maddow Act 9: Democratic Super Majority! - Daily Show Music: Let Go - Frou Frou Smile like you mean it - The Killers Dreamtime = Uberzone Take your mama out - Scissor Sisters Bouncing around the room - Phish I just died in your arms tonight - SuperTrack Hospital beds - Cold War Kids All American girl - Train Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #302 Moral Kombat Act 1: Naked hot tub religious mentoring - Le Show Act 2: God smites area man for disturbing Him - The Onion Act 3: How many women get hit on by their pastors? - The Young Turks Act 4: Putting pressure on bad religious ideas - Bill Maher Act 5: Moral Kombat - Daily Show Act 6: Max Blumenthal on Republican Gomorrah Part 1 - Ring of Fire Act 7: Benign growth removed from the Pope - The Onion Act 8: Max Blumenthal on Republican Gomorrah Part 2 - Ring of Fire Act 9: Is Obama the anti-Christ? - Rachel Maddow Act 10: War on Easter: Peeps display - Colbert Report Act 11: Pastor of "Islam is the Devil" - The Young Turks Music: Meet me by the water - Rachael Yamagata Whenever God Shines his Light - Van Morrison Candy Girl - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Crazy Faith - Alison Krauss & Union Station Malchik Gay - t.A.T.u. Losing my religion - R.E.M Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley God gave rock & roll to you - Kiss God's Gonna Cut You Down - Johnny Cash God's radar - The Dixie Hummingbirds Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #301 Compromise catastrophe soaked in corporate cash Act 1: Baucus stands alone - Wait wait don't tell me! Act 2: Does the GOP care more about property than people? - The Young Turks Act 3: The terrible result of the Baucus compromise - Counterspin Act 4: Bill Clinton on healthcare reform - Daily Show Act 5: Health insurance whistle-blower - Bill Maher Act 6: Rick Sanchez investigates corruption in healthcare debate - CNN Act 7: Candidate Obama on healthcare negotiations - The Young Turks Act 8: Better know a lobby: Healthcare for America NOW - Colbert Report Act 9: GOP fear leads to victim-blame - Ring of Fire Act 10: Sen. Conrad outlines how weak he is - The Young Turks Music: Anthem, Pt 1 - Blink-182 Passing storm - Ottmar Liebert Good - Better Than Ezra I gotta feeling - Black Eyed Peas If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out - Cat Stevens Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money) - Pet Shop Boys Sitting, Waiting, Wishing - Jack Johnson Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds We're simple minds - Club 8 Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #300 Looks back, layoffs, tax cuts and stock drops Act 1: Laying off the robots - Wait wait don't tell me! Act 2: The Lehman shock - Slate.com Act 3: Champagne drained from corporate pool - The Onion Act 4: Consensus On Fixing Financial System Erodes - NPR Act 5: Krugman on the 'return of depression economics - Colbert Report Act 6: Hannity misleads on unemployment numbers - Counterspin Act 7: Discussing Lehman Bros and the economic politics - New Yorker Act 8: 1-year anniversary of Lehman Bros collapse - Daily Show Act 9: Deficits as the bogeyman - Counterspin Act 10: Area coach calls star athlete 'too big to fail' - The Onion Act 11: Bush vs. Clinton Do tax cuts work? - The Young Turks Act 12: Good news / bad news America's recession - Daily Show Music: Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30 [Main Title] - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Never recover - The Cardigans Kyoko's House ("stage blood is not enough") - Philip Glass Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - Green Day Bury my with my car - Ben Sollee Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac Save me - Aimee Mann Torn Blue Foam Couch - Grand archives Trouble me - 10,000 maniacs Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games - Of Montreal Keepsake - State Radio Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #299 Tom Ridge's 'I-didn't-really-mean-it' tour Act 1: Torture reports show Dick Cheney was wrong - The Young Turks Act 2: UK mad at Cheney for preempting their police work - Rachel Maddow Act 3: Debate on prosecuting torture - The Young Turks Act 4: Changing up the terror alert system - Le Show Act 5: Tom Ridge would make same decision about Iraq - Rachel Maddow Act 6: John Dean on Tom Ridge's book and interview - Countdown Act 7: Tom Ridge's 'I-really-didn't-mean-it' tour - Le Show Act 8: Reflection on the Tom Ridge interview - Rachel Maddow Music: God? - The Dodos Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before - The Smiths Hi - Psapp Warning sign - Coldplay Thank you - Dido I stand corrected - Vampire Weekend Take a chance - The Magic Numbers Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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Edition #298 In the wake of Obama's healthcare speech Act 1: Details still to be ironed out - Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! Act 2: Bernie Sanders on stopping the filibuster - Rachel Maddow Act 3: Pastor Incites gun-toting Obama protesters - The Young Turks Act 4: Checking some healthcare facts - Counterspin Act 5: Why there's no point in reading bills - On the Media Act 6: More fact-free arguments against healthcare - Rachel Maddow Act 7: Breaking down Obama's speech and the reaction to it - Ring of Fire Act 8: Healthcare lies believed shows poll - The Young Turks Act 9: Fixing healthcare by altering patient behavior - NPR Act 10: Having to explain how a healthcare system works - Counterspin Act 11: Talking about the lack of respect for the office of the President - It's all politics Music: Hands down - Dashboard Confessional Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk Don't look back in anger - Oasis Am I wrong - Love Spit Love The District Sleeps Alone Tonight - The Postal Service The kids don't stand a chance - Vampire Weekend Shout - Tears for fears Make your own kind of music - Cass Elliot We can work it out - Heather Nova End it on this - No Doubt Produced by: Jay! Thanks for listening! Visit us at www.BestOfTheLeft.com Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Vote for us and leave comments at www.PodcastAlley.com or Review the show on iTunes.
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