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Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.
 
Hosted by Negin Farsad, Fake the Nation is all the comedy about politics without any of the politics about politics. Every week Negin and a cast of her funniest, smartest and most politically astute friends (John Fugelsang, Lizz Winstead, Dean Obeidallah and others) gather 'round the political roundtable to break down the news, make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the American political system.
 
Citizen Radio is hosted by Allison Kilkenny and is dedicated to covering the stories that the mainstream, corporate media ignores. It's like Democracy Now but with much more swearing. They have interviewed such distinct intellectuals, bands, and comics such as Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Rachel Maddow, Melissa Harris-Perry, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Matt Taibbi, Rise Against, System of a Down, Anti-Flag, Bad Religion, Jeremy Scahill, Robin Williams, Matt Besser, Janeane Garofalo, and more. “[Ci ...
 
You favorite Ultra-Left-Post-Posadist-Nihilist-Anarcho-Communist-Bordiga-Adjacent comedy and politics podcast. #UnrestIsBest With Jamie Peck, Sean, AP Andy and a rotating cast of guests. Become a patron to enjoy bonus content, access to our Discord community and more at: www.patreon.com/theantifada twitter: @the underscore antifada @jamie underscore elizabeth @spaceprole
 
A podcast of live political stand-up comedy. What a concept! Join Chris Coltrane as he shares the highlights from Lolitics, his friendly lefty comedy club at the Black Heart in Camden. If you like activism, libraries, compassion, and making the world a better place, then this is the podcast for you. Hours of free comedy from Chris, Josie Long, Robin Ince, Nish Kumar, Grace Petrie, Matthew Crosby, Liam Williams and more! PROTIP: Start at the most recent episode, and work backwards.
 
Welcome to The Final Word on all things Political and Pop Cultural. Comedic duo Frangela makes "Real News. REAL FUNNY!" Your positive "Back Up AND Black Up!" here to inspire you to #RESIST! Subscribe, review, and get a new episode each week! As a quick listen option, we also give you our classic "Idiot of the Week" in a separate podcast. Produced by Gayle and Laura in Vermont.
 
Partly Political Broadcast is a weekly comedy podcast dissecting the previous week's political news. Every show has in-depth looks at issues, interviews with people who know things and top level satirical commentary from comedian Tiernan Douieb who really doesn't understand politics all that much. One of The Observer's Top Ten Political Podcasts of 2018. ‘Very funny but fiercely political’ – Time Out www.partlypoliticalbroadcast.co.uk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/partlypoliti ...
 
Radio Dispatch is a weekly podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and MJ Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and MJ's own original reporting and analysis. From civil liberties and privacy to civil rights and intersectional feminism, Radio Dispatch covers the news from a point of view that values recognizing and discussing power and privilege. John and MJ's journalism can be found at Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Vice, Th ...
 
Bunker Politics is a weekly chronicling of liberal fear in this new, exciting, utterly terrifying political era in which we are forced to live. Every episode, hosts Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott discuss the newest events which cause them to fear for the continued existence of the planet, whether it’s massive corruption, irreparable climate change, or your normal everyday trampling of human rights. Join Ivan and Red in the bunker as they strive to stay informed and keep some kind of sense of h ...
 
Hosted by Negin Farsad, Fake the Nation is all the comedy about politics without any of the politics about politics. Every week Negin and a cast of her funniest, smartest and most politically astute friends (John Fugelsang, Lizz Winstead, Dean Obeidallah and others) gather 'round the political roundtable to break down the news, make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the American political system.
 
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Jenny Slate is back to break down the week's news, from Liz Cheney to Ellen DeGeneres. Jason Concepcion stops by for a quiz on conservative freak outs over fictional characters. And Dr. Rick Doblin joins to talk about his pioneering research into how MDMA can help people with PTSD and the future of psychedelic drugs in medicine and... lots of other…
 
Parallels with the Soviet era are increasingly evident in Poland where the ruling coalition hounds judges and captures courts. Adam Bodnar, the country's human rights commissioner, lambasts European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for a "lack of leadership” amid an antidemocratic onslaught that's also damaged media pluralism. Laurent Pech…
 
We tried to do a final roundup of the post election situation for Labour, but true to form they didn’t allow this because they managed to extend the meltdown for a week, so this isn’t *fully* up to date any more but we tried. Thanks, Kieth. There’s also some non labour news items for those of you that like that too. Support us on Patreon! http://pa…
 
'Mystic' Greg Cook was psephologist to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and helped Labour leaders understand every subtle shift in the political landscape. He has a unique antenna for public opinion and has a detailed knowledge of constituencies and what results in different parts of the country mean. Now the Senior Political Analyst at Lexington Commun…
 
Todd Barry and Ophira Eisenberg join Negin to talk about how Republicans are all over the place! From Liz Cheney to Facebook upholding their ban on Trump. They also chat about the NYC Mayoral race, Twitter’s new tip jar, and you guessed it, butt implants! Follow Todd @todbarry, Ophira @ophirae, and Negin @neginfarsad. Thank you to Skillshare for sp…
 
Todd Barry and Ophira Eisenberg join Negin to talk about how Republicans are all over the place! From Liz Cheney to Facebook upholding their ban on Trump. They also chat about the NYC Mayoral race, Twitter’s new tip jar, and you guessed it, butt implants! Follow Todd @todbarry, Ophira @ophirae, and Negin @neginfarsad. Thank you to Skillshare for sp…
 
Jackie & Dunlap on gas lines, sauce shortages, Liz Cheney, Israel, battered Biden, Ohio vaccination lotteries. Sponsors: Tee-Dawgg's Army Surplus, Gentlemyn Jym's II "The Magic Cowboy" courtesy Seth Timbs: https://sethtimbs.bandcamp.com/ Red State Update theme "Tasty Sorghum Biscuit" by William Sherry: https://open.spotify.com/track/74j2AyMM9Qy2VhS…
 
Frangela swag available at https://www.zazzle.com/store/frangela! Book a personalized video shout-out from Frangela at Cameo.com/frangeladuo. Do you want to hear more Idiots of the Week?? Become a Frangela patron at Patreon.com and get three exclusive Micro Idiot podcasts each week as our thank you for your support.…
 
"Jesse Myerson is back to discuss organizing under Biden, and John and MJ discuss the Israeli violence towards Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Temple Mount. photo courtesy of Godot13 via Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - There’s people on this show!02:49 - Jesse Myerson on Biden and infrastructure33:52…
 
What are Nordic countries up to and should we emulate or invade them? What policies might we plagiarize or rebuff? Anu Partanen is the author of "The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life," and comes to discuss the relationship between families and the state, individualism, and safety nets in a Scandinavian context. You can downlo…
 
What a weekend it has been. Join us as we review the immediate aftermath of the Labour trainwreck that was the local Council elections and the Hartlepoole by-election, and ask ourselves a simple question: how badly can one man under-deliver? Speaking of which, James has been busy this election. We interview them on their work taking the Northern In…
 
This is a gripping personal account of how Labour managed to lose Hartlepool for the first time in the history of the constituency. Paul was Labour's candidate and in this comprehensive analysis, he explains the factors in the defeat, what the public really said to him and Keir Starmer about Labour, how Keir Starmer dealt with the public in Hartlep…
 
The elections got done, the incumbents stayed incumbing but more, Labour's vision got COVID blocked or something, the news worked out who the Green party are and hugs are back but not face to face. So just another week in British politics then. Some election analysis from a jazz voiced Tiernan. Plus a chat with writer James Montague (@JamesPiotr), …
 
For this episode of our side project on Latin American history and politics, we talk to a Human Rights lawyer from the Colombian movement Congreso del Pueblos about the recent uprising against far-right President Ivan Duque's pandemic austerity measures, and the brutal repression that followed. Earlier this year Duque proposed a new tax on consumer…
 
We're back in the saddle as another month goes by in Planet America! Federal Authorities storm Uncle Rudy's offices. Get the shredder working!!! We also see some former Soviet bagmen from our past...welcome back Lev and Igor!! Mitt Romney goes back to Utah to feel the love. We reflect on a week spent with Joe and Mika at MSNBC. Matt Gaetz continues…
 
Ep 255: Allison (@allisonkilkenny) reads Patreon recs and recs: RuPaul's Drag Race (and Drag Race pods), Mare of Easttown, and Shiva Baby.In bad news: Billy Crystal calls comedy a "minefield," Bill Gates was homies with Jeffrey Epstein (remember??), and rich idiot Caitlyn Jenner is running for governor In good news: US backs waiving intellectual pr…
 
Ep 254: BONUS! Allison (@allisonkilkenny) and Meredith (@MeredithLClark) interview First Cow's Orion Lee (@orion8lee) about working with director Kelly Reichardt, the many shapes of bromances, AAPI representation, filmmaking in the time of Covid, and working with Evie the cow 🐄Light Treason News is supported by members! To sign up and keep the show…
 
Hasan Piker is here to break down the week's news. Lori Wallach of Public Citizen joins for a helpful, fascinating look at the patent waiver issue and what drug companies have to do to get the world vaccinated. And we played an incredible Mother's Day game with Danielle Perez and her mom you won't want to miss. For a closed-captioned version of thi…
 
Jackie and Dunlap on Kid Rock's Big Ass Honky Tonk & colostomy bag attack, Tucker Carlson, the raid on Giuliani's apartment, Facebook Court v. Trump, GOP v. Liz Cheney. Sponsors: Tee-Dawgg's Army Surplus, Gentlemyn Jym's II "The Magic Cowboy" courtesy Seth Timbs: https://sethtimbs.bandcamp.com/ Red State Update theme "Tasty Sorghum Biscuit" by Will…
 
Alison Leiby and Dean Obeidallah join Negin to talk about how they’ve been embracing the YOLO economy. They discuss their thoughts on if Biden and the Dems should emphasize race or class or both, and what movies/tv might look like if we weren’t so obsessed with violence. Follow Alison @alisonleiby , Dean @deanobeidallah, and Negin @neginfarsad. We'…
 
Alison Leiby and Dean Obeidallah join Negin to talk about how they’ve been embracing the YOLO economy. They discuss their thoughts on if Biden and the Dems should emphasize race or class or both, and what movies/tv might look like if we weren’t so obsessed with violence. Follow Alison @alisonleiby , Dean @deanobeidallah, and Negin @neginfarsad. We'…
 
There is an election today (probably, depending on where you are and when you read this), and we will largely not be talking about it on this episode. Instead, we're joined by the wonderful Dr. Eleanor Janega to NOT talk about Justified, but to talk about yet more Higher Education meddling by the tories to force you into STEM subjects, a death cult…
 
One of the funniest guests in the history of the show shares some more hilarious tales of Polling Day disasters and dramas. Whether you're a voter, activist, member of party staff or a politician, you'll love these behind-the-scenes stories about the chaos of election day. If your phone rings at 3am you might get a surprise... Get your tickets for …
 
"Biden's address to Congress, kids age 12-15 will be cleared for the Pfizer vaccine next week as the US redefines our expectations for herd immunity. Photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:28 - Vaccine updates and no herd immunity26:00 - Biden’s address to Congress58:20 - “Noonday Devil” Cartalk /…
 
Sean and Jamie are joined by Gabe Winant (@gabrielwinant), historian and author of "The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America," to discuss the composition of the US working class yesterday and today. Gabe's excellent historical work has given us a picture of the remarkable changes seen in Pittsburgh, once…
 
Steve Krakauer writes Fourth Watch, a media newsletter, and is a television producer with experience ranging from CNN to Megyn Kelly. He joins the show to describe the current media landscape, it’s problems, and their source. This episode is sponsored by Ground News - The world's first news comparison platform. Download Ground News for free here: h…
 
Joseph Kim -- painted by President Bush in Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants -- was born in North Korea, one of the least free places on earth. But unlike so many of his fellow North Koreans, he was able to escape the brutal dictatorship. Joseph shares with us the incredible hardships of life in North Korea, how he was able to esc…
 
A gifted and powerful communicator, the Leader of Plaid Cymru makes an impassioned case for his party and for the cause of Welsh independence. With just a couple of days until polling day, Adam outlines where Plaid stand, what they can learn from the SNP and what the relative position of the Labour Party means for their fortunes. This is a brillian…
 
Poor Boris Johnson. He only earns a meagre three times the salary of the average British person which means he just can't afford that essential gold wallpaper without some help from donor pals. It must be so hard being the man of the people where you still don't earn millions despite all the decisions you have to make about buying yachts for dead p…
 
Taking calls in the basement yall...// Them Boys Want Them Fees // The Metallica Guy // Pretending To Be Famous // Money Is Everything // No Electric Bill // What Is Your Rent? // Very Basic Bedroom // Trying To Get By // Several Dead Cats Under A Crawl Space // Terrified Of Confrontation // Worker Forced To Be Police // Poisoned By Bananas // They…
 
People just assume that the US's system of mass incarceration has always been this way. Lee Camp looks into the truth about prisons in the US. Imprisoning huge chunks of society is neither necessary nor beneficial to society as a whole and the stories that Camp explores here will blow your mind. The system is a racist continuation of slavery and we…
 
Gavin Newsom faces a recall election. Joe Biden addresses Congress. The Feds raid Rudy's apartment. And the CDC relaxes restrictions for vaccinated people. Ron Funches joins to cover all the news. Kara Swisher is back to talk about the war over privacy between Apple and Facebook as well as Elon Musk's delightful public persona. And we don't think y…
 
This is the podcast companion to our latest Honest Government Ad: watch it here You can also view an edited version of this podcast on YouTube - which we recommend as it contains lots of visuals and graphs to help you follow the story. 👉 Sign the letter to the Victorian Parliament to stop the EV tax: thejuicemedia.com/noevtaxffs 👉 You can follow Ke…
 
Spring is here – a time to feast, dance around the maypole, and organize the working class to achieve a more just society for everyone This episode explores May Day, it’s history, and meaning with a panel of guests made up of friends of the show Liz, Amy, Max, and Franz. It also marks our seven year anniversary of doing Srsly Wrong! Check out the w…
 
Labour's candidate for West Midlands Mayor mixes the personal and the political in this searingly honest interview. Reflecting candidly about how he dealt with the loss of both his parents as well as his father's alcoholism, Liam describes the effect on him as a person and as a politician. Liam shares his narrative on Labour's wilderness years and …
 
We accidentally played an ad in the middle of the show. We cut it out but the story cuts forward.// Bryan Has Been Hoodwinked // Less Suffering Involved // Factory Farming // Pay Enough And They Will Come // The Bosses Dude // How To Hire // How To Pass A Hair Follicle Drug Test Wiki // Samson // Street Fight Mail - P.O Box 82306 Columbus, OH 43202…
 
We explore the critical question facing treatboys everywhere; what if the corporate behemoth you've invested all your fantasies in suddenly turns woke and takes the racist toys away? Well, you put on a big strop in the papers and we (and you!) get to read all about it. Also we don't even mention wallpaper or John Lewis once, we've declared victory …
 
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