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An award-winning, expertly-curated podcast of progressive politics and culture. Diving deeply on a wide range of topics, we draw from more than 100 sources of progressive news and commentary. Est. 2006.

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An award-winning, expertly-curated podcast of progressive politics and culture. Diving deeply on a wide range of topics, we draw from more than 100 sources of progressive news and commentary. Est. 2006.

    Sample Bonus Edition: Just don't make me think, I have to get to work.

    Sample Bonus Edition: Just don't make me think, I have to get to work.

    Today, I am joined by Amanda, Erin and Deon to discuss:
    #NotAllEngineers
    Hoping to remake the culture with the power of government is optimistic
    Corporate virtue signaling while upholding the status quo injustice
    Gender and fish are b******t
    Who put the T into LGBTQ?
    Addendum: just don’t make me think.

    #1416 The Disneyfication of Our Past, Present and Future

    #1416 The Disneyfication of Our Past, Present and Future

    Today we take a look at the culture that Disney has helped create and how they did it, using cuteness as a weapon to push ideas from racist stereotypes and segregation to the masterful use of hollow nods toward progressivism while reinforcing the ethics of individualism in order to give systemic injustice a pass. 

    #1415 Accountability Not Justice, Continuing the Fight After the Chauvin Trial

    #1415 Accountability Not Justice, Continuing the Fight After the Chauvin Trial

    Today we take a look briefly at the trial of Derek Chauvin itself before moving on to various responses, a wide-angle lens on some of the forces at play in policing and the work still to be done.

    Politics is Pointillism, Stand Back to See It Clearly (Voter Suppression) (Repost)

    Politics is Pointillism, Stand Back to See It Clearly (Voter Suppression) (Repost)

    Today we take a look at the long history and motivations for voter suppression, explain why it tends to help one party over the other and why vote-by-mail is the best solution to the majority of our voting problems.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Go Home and Go Big (Infrastructure Investment, Jobs and Climate Mitigation)

    Go Home and Go Big (Infrastructure Investment, Jobs and Climate Mitigation)

    Today we take a look at the major infrastructure investment plan proposed by the Biden administration, progressive perspectives arguing to make it better and the need to democratize the institutions that constitute our infrastructure.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Reflection on Insurrection (Police, White Supremacy and their Champions)

    Reflection on Insurrection (Police, White Supremacy and their Champions)

    Today we take a look at the insurrection and police violence through the lens of White Supremacy and the rise of the likes of Tucker Carlson who has become the leading spokesman for laundering White Supremacist talking points through a marginally respectable facade.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Taralainee ,

So good

I am really enjoying this pod. Recently discovered it, and it is very raw at times. All in all very REAL talk. Great guests. I really feel like it gives a voice to ppl that are marginalized, oppressed, and hits hard at the truth of the matter. Thanks!

Why do conservatives even bother to listen, then give negative reviews???? Seriously, get a life. Go listen to Rush, oh sorry I suppose that’s a wash. But Tucker is spewing some garbage you can undoubtedly get behind. Stop hating others that you disagree with. Grow up’

queer_af ,

Incredible

An amazing informative podcast

dijital13 ,

So friggin good!

This podcast has initiated a new weekend habit. I put on the latest episode and head out on a 4-5 mile walk around my neighborhood. It is absolutely sublime. Thought provoking, insightful, hopeful, and enjoyable. Thank you, Jay! and Amanda! My wife and I are once again (almost) fully employed so I hope to become a $ supporter soon. Keep it up! And thank you!!!
Dave in Denver

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