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<p>Edition #815</p>
<p>Past and future destruction</p>
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<p>Today we look at the past and future destruction caused by fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions as well as our lackluster attempt to equip ourselves with a climate-friendly, terrorism-resistant electrical grid.</p>
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<p>Edition #814</p>
<p>No corporate news is good news</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at the various ways the corporate media regularly embarrasses itself while in search of ratings from ever-more narrow slivers of potential viewers.</p>
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<p>Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, ...
<p>Edition #813</p>
<p>Intolerant of discrimination and proud of it</p>
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<p>Today we look at the inane battle being waged over some christian business owners proclaimed right to discriminate against their female employees reproductive rights based on junk science.</p>
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<p>Edition #812</p>
<p>Pathetically grasping at cakes</p>
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<p>Today we look at the last gasps of the anti-LGBTQ movement in the US but also take a glimpse at Uganda where we can see the types of laws the religious fundamentalists would like to impose here if they could.</p>
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<p>Edition #811</p>
<p>The affliction of wealth on people and society</p>
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<p>Today we look at some of the reasons why rich people have a tendency to be some of the worst people on the planet and how their actions make things worse for everyone, including themselves.</p>
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<p>Edition #810</p>
<p>That thing in Ukraine that's happening</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at Ukraine and Russia, ponder whether there's anything for us to do about the situation there and wonder why conservatives are super-gay for bad-boy-strong-man Vladimir Putin but totally not in a gay ...
<p>Edition #809</p>
<p>A look in the mirror and the rear view mirror</p>
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<p>Today we take look at some progressives from the past a present and what they're up to. Starts to make you wonder if our best days are behind us.</p>
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<p>Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott ...
<p>Edition #808</p>
<p>Heart of Darkness</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at what some conservatives have been up to lately, including a glimpse at their yearly display of insanity at the ultraconservative CPAC conference</p>
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<p>Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith&nbsp;</p>
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<p>Edition #807</p>
<p>Like men, only cheaper</p>
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<p>Today we watch as conservatives clumsily try to hold back the rising tide of gender equality. It's quite sad, really.</p>
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<p>Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith&nbsp;</p>
<p>Ch. 2: Act 1: The GOP war on ...
<p>Edition #806</p>
<p>Moment of truth</p>
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<p>Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith&nbsp;</p>
<p>Ch. 2: Act 1: Keystone XL - Time to end the addiction - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-31-14</p>
<p>Ch. 3: Song 1: Addiction - Medina</p>
<p>Ch. 4: Act 2: Keystone to America: ...
<p>Edition #805</p>
<p>Unequal justice under the law</p>
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<p>Today we look at the stick of justice in America and who's getting the short end of it.</p>
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<p>Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith&nbsp;</p>
<p>Ch. 2: Act 1: Chris Hayes: I was nearly arrested for ...
<p>Edition #804</p>
<p>Knowing our history and seeing it echo today</p>
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<p>Today we look at how history shapes the present, how we can shape the future and how change is inevitable.</p>
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<p>Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith&nbsp;</p>
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<p>Edition #803</p>
<p>Resistance is the only hope</p>
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<p>You remember that movie "The Neverending Story"? I grew up with that movie but didn't realize until much later how "The Nothing", the apocalyptic, all-consuming, evil force threatening to destroy the universe, was such a nice allegory ...
<p>Edition #802</p>
<p>The seamy underbelly</p>
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<p>Today we look behind the curtain of conservatives, libertarians and the Republican party. What we find isn't pretty.</p>
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<p>Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith&nbsp;</p>
<p>Ch. 2: Act 1: How to Debunk a Libertarian: ...
<p>Edition #801</p>
<p>If you're talking about genitals then you've missed the point</p>
<p><span>Today I take my second crack at discussing trans* rights. Last time I tried it didn't go over too well so today we find out if I've learned from my mistakes and if others will learn a thing or two about ...
<p>Edition #800</p>
<p>A parody of itself</p>
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<p>I'm eternally grateful for how ridiculously terrible the mainstream media is. If not for their utter and nearly constant failures I'm quite sure I never would have been inspired to start this show in the first place.&nbsp;</p>
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<p>Edition #799</p>
<p>Rise of the gatekeepers</p>
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<p>Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith&nbsp;</p>
<p>Ch. 2: Act 1: Why This Ruling On Net Neutrality Is A Disaster - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-15-14</p>
<p>Ch. 3: Song 1: Bad news - Kanye West</p>
<p>Ch. 4: Act 2: Net ...
<p>Edition #798</p>
<p>Learning to play nice with human nature</p>
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<p>Today we look at the evolution of bullshit reasons there have been to prohibit consumption of marijuana: from the bullshit reasons scared white people came up with to ban it originally to the bullshit reasons scared white ...
<p>Edition #797</p>
<p>Trouble at the old pharm</p>
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<p>Today we take a look at the seedy underbelly of the industry that creates all of those wonderful, life-saving drugs that sit at the crossroads of western medicine and western capitalism.</p>
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<p>Bonus Edition #25</p>
<p>The fourth dimension</p>
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<p>Today I discuss the elements of time and perspective.</p>
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<p>References include:</p>
<p>Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies by The Upthink Lab</p>
<p>99% Invisible - Episode 91: Wild Ones Live</p>
<p>GOING THE DISTANCE: On ...
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