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Informal & informed conversations about politics, policy, economics, media, science and more. Sundays feature a panel of prominent members of the liberal blogosphere. Tuesdays, Jay Ackroyd talks public affairs, mostly with authors, mostly about progressive issues

Virtually Speaking Jay Ackroyd

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    • 4.2 • 14 Ratings

Informal & informed conversations about politics, policy, economics, media, science and more. Sundays feature a panel of prominent members of the liberal blogosphere. Tuesdays, Jay Ackroyd talks public affairs, mostly with authors, mostly about progressive issues

    Ian Welsh: Dark Ages

    Ian Welsh: Dark Ages

    Ian Welsh  has been blogging since 2003.  He was the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist. His work has also appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews) He is an editor, writer and social media consultant who currently lives in Toronto.

    In this episode we discuss Ian''s review of Jane Jacobs' Dark Age Ahead.

    Note: Some profanity. With good reason.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Richard Eskow & Dave Dayen • VS Sundays

    Richard Eskow & Dave Dayen • VS Sundays

    TPP. Why is the Transpacific Partnership the hill Obama is willing to die for?

    Why can't we have nice tihngs l? Why is it so difficult to implement obviously good public policy?

    Commentary from David Dayen  and RJ Eskow. With Jay Ackroyd. Political Satire from Culture of Truth. Follow @DDayen, @RJEskow, @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak

    The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol,Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter,Marcy Wheeler,RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman. Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Stuart Zechman & Jay Ackroyd: What Is To Be Done?

    Stuart Zechman & Jay Ackroyd: What Is To Be Done?

    Collaboration between powerful private and public interests has become the ruling force in the United States, and the OECD. This collaboration operates in conflict, and in oppostion to, the welfare of the general populace.  This conflict and opposition is reflected in recent electoral results, in the formation of populist movements, and in polling data.

    Stuart Zechman discusses power and powerlessness. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Marcy Wheeler and Patrick Eddington: Intelligence Oversight

    Marcy Wheeler and Patrick Eddington: Intelligence Oversight

    Marcy Wheeler, one of America's premiere investigative journalists focusing on civil liberties, the military/intelligence and other national security issues is the author of the definitive book on the Scooter Libby trial: Anatomy of Deceipt. On EmptyWheel, she routinely breaks news on the intelligence and surveillance topics, and is very influential on these beats in the national press

    Patrick Eddington is a former CIA officer, and former intelligence staffer to Rush Holt (D-NJ).  His memoir Long Strange Journey covers his time as an intelligence officer.

    We'll discuss the intelligence community's nature and effectiveness, with a particular focus on Congressional oversight of the intelligence services.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Gaius Publius and Robert Cruickshank: Five Questions

    Gaius Publius and Robert Cruickshank: Five Questions

    While attending the 2014 Netroots Nation conference, Gaius Publius — contributing writer at AmericaBlog and member of the Virtually Speaking Sunday media panel — conducted three interviews under the heading "Five Questions."


    In 2014, Gaius spoke with House Democrat Keith Ellison; economist Stephanie Kelton; and Democratic strategist and activist Robert Cruickshank.


    In this podcast, Gaius talks with Robert Cruickshank about:


    • RC's view of the so-called "budget for burnable carbon" and the looming climate crisis.

    • How progressives can win even if Clinton is the 2016 nominee.

    • RC's journey from Rush Limbaugh–conservative to committed progressive activist.


    Gauis first published this series of conversations at AmericaBlog. Original link: http://americablog.com/2014/09/five-questions-robert-cruickshank.html

     

    We have it in our power to begin the world over again.

    –Thomas Paine

    • 37 min
    Gaius Publius and Economist Stephanie Kelton: Five Questions

    Gaius Publius and Economist Stephanie Kelton: Five Questions

    While attending the 2014 Netroots Nation conference, Gaius Publius — contributing writer at AmericaBlog and member of the Virtually Speaking Sunday media panel — conducted three interviews under the heading "Five Questions."


    This year he spoke with House Democrat Keith Ellison; economist Dr. Stephanie Kelton of the MMT school of economics; and Democratic strategist Robert Cruickshank.


    In this podcast, Gaius talks with Dr. Kelton about:

    · Her view of the so-called "budget for burnable carbon" and the looming climate crisis.
    · How to guarantee a minimum wage without a passing minimum-wage law (this answer is striking).
    · How seeing the film "Roger and Me" changed Kelton's approach to economics.


    Gauis first published this series of conversations at AmericaBlog.  He provides a

    fast look at how MMT views money, and what that means for progressive politics.Ste

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Buddy_McCue ,

I never miss an episode.

I listen to it while driving to work on Monday morning.

As others have noted, the production value isn’t great, but the content is well worth the small amount of patience required.

Way of Cats ,

As big as the world, but more organized.

Cutting edge guests and lively discussions on all kinds of topics. A favorite!

Drshow.org ,

Great Content, Atrocious Audio

I generally enjoy the podcast; most of the discussions are interesting and enlightening. But the audio...it sounds like they record everything to a .wav file using a microphone wrapped in a paper bag.

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