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(2014/04/20) Burn it to the ground (NSA Spying)

Edition #818

Burn it to the ground


Today we attempt to watch the watchers and see if there's anything to be done about them.


Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Drones, metadata, and Dirty Wars - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 02-10-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Little Talks - Of monsters and men

Ch. 4: Act 2: Is It Time for a New Church Committee? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-26-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Bridge over troubled water - Simon & Garfunkel

Ch. 6: Act 3: No Escaping Dragnet Nation (Part 1) - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date 3-14-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Hide the truth - Chronicle

Ch. 8: Act 4: Significant NSA Change Proposed By Obama - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-26-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Heroic fanfare - United States Army Band and Chorus

Ch. 10: Act 5: USA Freedom Act via @ACLU - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 12: Act 6: Senate vs. CIA - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-12-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Gone Too Far (feat. Jack Bruce;2012 - Remaster) - Robin Trower

Ch. 14: Act 7: NSA Out Of Control - @dccommonsense - Air Date 3-23-14



Ch. 15: Latest trans episode was truly enlightening - Jim from Kentucky

Ch. 16: Realizing how badly he'd misrepresented himself originally - Matt in Negaunee, Mi

Ch. 17: "Queer" shouldn't be reclaimed by the LGBT community - Tory from Altlanta, GA

Ch. 28: Thoughts on respectability politics - Prof. Rambo from Georgia


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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 19: Final comments on respectability politics


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park



USA Freedom Act via ACLU

USA Freedom Act via EFF


Sources/further reading:

Text of the USA Freedom Act via Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt)

"Lawmakers Need to Get Behind the USA Freedom Act” via

"Obama: US must 'win back the trust of ordinary citizens' over data collection” via The Guardian

"NSA critics express 'deep concern' over route change for House reform bill” via The Guardian

"What You Don't Know About The NSA Spying Program” Moment of Clarity video from Lee Camp


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


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