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Air Date: 10/27/2017

Today we look at some of the recent and no-so-recent political problems plaguing the NFL including the protests against police abuse, institutional racism, sexism, homophobia and their coverup of the traumatic brain injuries suffered by countless players. And we discuss why it all matters

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Take the Knee Athletes Unite in Historic Protest Against Racism & Police Brutality, Defying Trump - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 09-25-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  The Summit - K2

Ch. 4: Act 2: Shaun King explaining Kaepernick's intention from the beginning - @Intercepted w @JeremyScahill - Air Date 9-13-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Open Flames - Aeronaut

Ch. 6: Act 3: How The Pentagon Paid For NFL's Patriotism - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-26-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Rotisserie Graveyard - Doctor Turtle

Ch. 8: Act 4: These protests are just the tip of the iceberg - #PoliticallyReactive with @wkamaubell and @harikondabolu - Air Date 9-28-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  The Envelope - Aeronaut

Ch. 10: Act 5: Is It Time to Stop Watching Football? - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date 10-09-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Moon Bicycle Theme - American Moon Bicycle

Ch. 12: Act 6: Civil Rights revisionism as a weapon against current justice movements - Intercepted - Air Date 10-4-2016

Ch. 13: Song 6: Forgotten Land (ft. Gurdonark, Joanne Gabriel) - Doxent Zsigmond

Ch. 14: Act 7: Lawsuit Time Kaepernick Going To War With NFL Owners - @theyoungturks - Air Date 10-17-17

Ch. 15: Song 7:  Floating Whist - Aeronaut

Ch. 16: Act 8: The NFL protests are not a spectator sport - @EdgeofSports w Dave Zirin - Air Date 10-17-17

Ch. 17: Song 8:  daedalus - Kai Engel

Ch. 18: Act 9: When Is the Right Time for Black People to Protest? - The Daily Show - Air Date 9-25-17


Ch. 19: A liberal pro-gun perspective - Ani from Alabama

Ch. 20: Better to not speak of "the other side" - Keith from New Hampshire

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 21: Final comments on why you should understand sports and guns

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

(Additional music from Blue Dot SessionsCC Mixter and Free Music Archive

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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