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This podcast is a beautifully executed compilation combining the absolute best in progressive and liberal political news, commentary and occasional comedy with great music to pull it all together. Each edition focuses on a political theme and delivers a variety of stories and perspectives from an array of sources on that theme. By the way, this is an ENHANCED PODCAST with cool features built in which is fun but that means that it's not compatible with everyone's audio player. For the STANDARD MP3 feed visit BestOfTheLeft.com to subscribe (even if you still want to use iTunes to manage your subscription).
||Clean(2016/02/12) Prisoners for profit (Prison-Industrial Complex)||Edition #990 Today we look at the intersection of market capitalism and our prison system where the private prison industry makes billions and lobbies for ever-harsher punishments to continually grow our prison population Be part of the...||12/2/2016||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2016/02/09) Investments in education should not earn cash profits||Edition #989 Today we look at the intersection of our educational system and the detrimental influence that money, austerity policies and the profit motive have on the education that our kids have access to Be part of the show! Leave a...||9/2/2016||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2016/02/05) When climate science meets faith-based economics||Edition #988 Today we look at the intersection of the climate crisis with our current economic system including how monopolies, trade deals, market failures and the concept of “externalities” all work together to make climate change...||5/2/2016||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2016/02/02) The double helix of racial and economic inequality||Edition #987 Today we look at the intersection and roots of systemic racism and institutional poverty in America and the ways in which each supports and bolsters the other Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show...||2/2/2016||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2016/01/29) The trouble with extreme wealth inequality (Economics)||Edition #985 Today we look at the case against extreme wealth inequality and not just from an economic justice perspective. Extreme wealth inequality leads to more social ills and destabilization than you probably ever guessed Be part...||29/1/2016||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2016/01/26) A conservative policy showcase (Flint’s poisoned water)||Edition #985 Today we look at the series of events and conservative policies that lead, predictably, to the public health crisis currently playing out in Flint, MI due to their contaminated water supply Be part of the show! Leave a message...||26/1/2016||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/05/15) A crisis of culture (Capitalism) (Snow-Day Repost)||Edition #922 Today we take a hard look at modern-day civilization and culture and ponder what we could do to make things better Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond...||22/1/2016||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2016/01/19) To save or destroy capitalism (Economics)||Edition #984 Today we look at some of the downfalls of our current economic system, a few thoughts on what to do about it and what Bernie Sanders is doing to push this conversation forward Be part of the show! Leave a message at...||19/1/2016||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2016/01/15) The counterproductive thirst for snooping (Privacy/Spying)||Edition #983 Today we look at a few of the myriad ways that the government and private companies work to destroy our right to privacy Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond...||15/1/2016||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2016/01/12) Beware the creeping fascism (Donald Trump and the GOP Base)||Edition #982 Today we look at the disturbing trends of racism and violence emanating from the Trump campaign, echoes of which are being felt all over the world Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch....||12/1/2016||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2016/01/08) The struggle for justice continues (#BlackLivesMatter)||Edition #981 Today we look at just some of the latest round of police abuses and their repercussions Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the...||8/1/2016||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2016/01/05) An agreement made in Paris (Climate)||Edition #980 Today we examine the agreement that came out of the recent COP21 (Conference of Parties) negotiating international action on climate change Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch....||5/1/2016||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/09/04) Progressivism: A guide (Repost)||Edition #950 Today we take a look at progressivism, define some terms, clarify some stumbling blocks and give some guidance on how to be a better progressive Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch....||1/1/2016||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/05/29) Boys will be boys but we can change what that means (Patriarchy) (Repost)||Edition #926 Today, instead of trying to convince you of the benefits of feminism, I’m just going to show you the horrors (for everyone) of patriarchy Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch....||29/12/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/12/25) The War on Christmas™ 2015 (and other stories)||Edition #979 Today we check in with the front-line forces in the annual holiday tradition of the War on Christmas™ and take a peek at a few other holiday traditions to boot Be part of the show! Leave a message at...||25/12/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/12/22) The future of work (Culture)||Edition #978 Today we look at the shifting trends of how and why people work and what may happen when the robots take everyone’s jobs Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening...||22/12/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/12/18) Legal corruption and how to fix it (Money in Politics)||Edition #977 Today we look at the fundamental barrier to democracy in the US and the veritable swarm of movements springing up to tear it down Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening...||18/12/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/12/15) Another day in America (Mass Shootings)||Edition #976 Today we look at a few facts regarding guns and gun control in the US including what’s keeping our politicians from enacting widely supported gun regulations Be part of the show! Leave a message at...||15/12/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/12/11) Terrorism and the war on reproductive rights (Planned Parenthood shooting)||Edition #975 Today we look at the history of reproductive rights and the history of the war against them and then examine the recent Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado in this context Be part of the show! Leave a message at...||11/12/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/12/08) The Trans Pacific Partnership revealed (Corporate Takeover)||Edition #974 Today we look at a variety of ways corporations are working hard to screw over people and the planet in search of profits with a particular focus on the recently-released full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Be part of the...||8/12/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/12/04) Killing the middle class (Labor Rights)||Edition #973 Today we look at the troubling trends facing today’s low wage workers and those in the middle class who may eventually find themselves to be low wage workers Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show...||4/12/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/12/01) Classic American Xenophobia (Refugee Crisis)||Edition #972 Today we look at the racist and xenophobic response to muslims trying to escape their war-torn countries in the wake of the recent Paris attacks Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch....||1/12/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2014/11/25) Capitalism will not set you free (Economics) (Repost)||Edition #879 Today we take a look at some of the underlying problems with capitalism and their repercussions Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a...||27/11/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/11/24) The fear response (#ParisAttacks)||Edition #971 Today we look at the causes of, reactions to and reporting on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell -...||24/11/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/11/20) The power of solidarity (Racial Justice)||Edition #970 Today we look at the University of Missouri protests that ousted the university president and look back at the anniversary of the Tamir Rice police killing Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch....||20/11/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/11/17) Barriers to employment, to health and to the bathroom (Trans Rights)||Edition #969 Today we look at a variety of challenges faced by the trans community that almost no one else ever has to think about Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond...||17/11/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/11/13) The continuing quagmire of an apartheid state (Israel/Palestine)||Edition #968 Today we check in with the seemingly unending disaster that is the Israeli/Palestinian conflict Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a...||13/11/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/11/10) Going to Paris with our heads held somewhat high (Climate)||Edition #967 Today we take a revised look at the road to the Paris climate negotiations in light of the news that President Obama has officially rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline Be part of the show! Leave a message at...||10/11/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/11/06) Criminalizing the classroom (School-to-Prison Pipeline)||Edition #966 Today we take a look at the structural systems in place that work to funnel many children, disproportionately children of color, out of the school system and directly into the (in)justice system Be part of the show! Leave a...||6/11/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/11/03) Death by stereotype, the dehumanizing of women of color||Edition #965 Today we take a look at the dangerous intersection women of color inhabit, how their very lives are at risk for simply being who they are and how society tends to turn a blind eye Be part of the show! Leave a message at...||3/11/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/10/30) History of the Christian Right (Religion)||Edition #964 Today we take a look at the history of how Christianity was, in large part, cooped by the Republican party on behalf of business interests and how anyone started getting the idea that we were founded as a religious, much less...||30/10/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/10/27) The corporate takeover under our noses (Trans-Pacific Partnership)||Edition #963 Today we take a look at the proposed TPP trade deal from a whole variety of different angles. Since the agreement was negotiated entirely in secret, primarily between corporate interests, it's not surprising to find that the deal looks...||27/10/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/10/23) Building momentum to and through Paris (Climate)||Edition #962 Today we take a look at the state of the political promises being made as we lead up to the international climate negotiations in Paris as well as what we can do about it, plus we see what Exxon knew and when they knew it Be...||23/10/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2014/10/21) Don't police me, bro! (Feminism) (Repost)||Edition #870 Today we take a look at a variety of ways that (mostly) men attempt to police the actions and choices of (mostly) women, causing nothing but damage as a result Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show...||20/10/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/10/16) Working our way toward anti-democracy (Voter Suppression)||w/ The Young Turks, Intersection, Making Contact, Redacted Tonight, Lee Camp, David Pakman and Ralph Nader||16/10/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/10/13) Reconsidering Columbus (Indigenous Peoples day)||w/ John Oliver, The Young Turks, Harry Shearer, Thom Hartmann, Democracy NOW!||13/10/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/10/09) The need to do better (Mass Incarceration)||w/ David Pakman, The Young Turks, Decode DC, Melissa Harris-Perry||9/10/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/10/06) Where the market should not be allowed to tread (Health Care)||w/ David Pakman, The Majority Report, CounterSpin, Thom Hartmann and TED Talks||6/10/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/10/02) Citizens demanding equal power (Money in politics)||Featuring The Young Turks, David Pakman, Thom Hartmann, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence Lessig and Jim Hightower||2/10/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
||Clean(2015/09/29) Religion seen through fear (Islamophobia)||Edition #956 Today we take a look at a fresh set of news stories that demonstrate how muslims are seen through an often-racial lens of fear, distrust and hatred Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch....||29/9/2015||Gratis||Visa i iTunes|
A nice blend of highlights from some great progressive shows. Each episode covers a specific topic, you move smoothly from one featured clip to another. Humor and seriousness combined, and a great tool for finding new favourite shows too. If you miss all the others, this one puts you back on track.
Informative and funny
Very good quality. Sometimes the information can be a couple of months old, but on the whole it's worth listening to. Good music, too. Especially the Elliott Smith intro.
This is a great show!
I've been listening to this show for about 6 months now - and I find it always highly informative, as well as entertaining.