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(2014/08/18) What we have done to some folks (Torture)

Edition #853

What we have done to some folks


Today we're going to hear about the shifting of the winds regarding how we talk about the torture we committed over the past decade. We'll also hear from an Irish victim of British torture tactics for further insights into the self-inflicted wounds the practice of torture inflicts.

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Torture and Senate-spying by the CIA - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 8-1-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Waterboarding USA - Harry Shearer

Ch. 4: Act 2: Being A Little Late On The Moral Issues - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 8-8-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Don't Look Back In Anger - (What's the Story) Morning Glory

Ch. 6: Act 3: Torture In Other Words - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 4-4-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Say What You Mean - Change of Scenery

Ch. 8: Act 4: Torture report redactions under fire from senators - Rachel @maddow Show - Air Date: 8-6-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: The Waiting - Greatest Hits

Ch. 10: Act 5: New York Times Now Using Torture, Finally - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-09-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Cynical - Waiting for the Punchline

Ch. 12: Act 6: Flashback: Antonin Scalia Says Waterboarding Not Torture - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-12-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Tell Me What I Want To Hear - Let It Go

Ch. 14: Act 7: The U.S. Has a History of Treating POW's Humainly - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 06-02-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: John Adams theme song

Ch. 16: Act 8: Torture And Its Uncontrollable Consequences - @CBCideas - Air Date 6-10-14


Ch. 21: On forming trust between groups with power imbalances - Sally from San Francisco

Ch. 22: On the militarized, out-of-control police - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 23: Final comments on the intersectionality of militarized police

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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