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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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    • 4.6, 3.1K Ratings

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.

    #1350 Reach For The Good Ideas That Are Just Lying Around (Disaster Capitalism)

    #1350 Reach For The Good Ideas That Are Just Lying Around (Disaster Capitalism)

    Today we take a look at the classic battle between good and... not evil exactly but worse than just 'bad'... 'malicious indifference to suffering in the pursuit of ideology over real-world outcomes' maybe?... as seen through the lens of trying to destroy or save the US Post Office, the battle for basic labor rights and protections and the struggle to define the revolutionary change we are going to experience on the back end of the pandemic for either good or ill.

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Bonus Edition #208 Planet of the Humans from Michael Moore, Explained

    Bonus Edition #208 Planet of the Humans from Michael Moore, Explained

    Today, Amanda and I discuss the new film Executive Produced by Michael Moore, Planet of the Humans. We try to hit as many topics as we can but do not claim this is an exhaustive list of problems with the film. In short, the film tries to make a few good points but they are completely drowned in a sea of misinformation potent enough to send climate deniers into a joyous tizzy.

    • 2 hr 10 min
    Bonus Edition #207 Hope springs eternal and tries to kill you

    Bonus Edition #207 Hope springs eternal and tries to kill you

    Today, Amanda and I discuss the dangerous, pervasive epidemic of hope fueled by desperation spreading throughout the country that is leading people to self-destructive thoughts and actions. 

    • 1 hr 31 min
    #1349 A Deep Dive on the Dysfunction of Trump and his Followers (Coronavirus)

    #1349 A Deep Dive on the Dysfunction of Trump and his Followers (Coronavirus)

    Today we take a look at the unique, profound dysfunction at the heart of the train wreck that is Trump's response to the Coronavirus. Plus, we explore the death cult that is the group of people still supporting the president.

    • 2 hr 14 min
    Bonus Edition #205 A Pandemic of American Myths

    Bonus Edition #205 A Pandemic of American Myths

    Today, we discuss clips that highlight two of the most powerful American myths that consistently drive us into calamitous territory: the primacy of market-based solutions and hyper-individualism

    • 54 min
    #1348 Not the Great Equalizer, the Amplifier of Disparity (Coronavirus)

    #1348 Not the Great Equalizer, the Amplifier of Disparity (Coronavirus)

    Today we take a look at the ways that COVID-19 are impacting the most vulnerable communities the worst and how our legacy of discrimination is being put on full display.

    • 2 hr 1 min

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