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Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by Humans, Not Algorithms
Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by Humans, Not Algorithms
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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... more

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Bonus Sample: Political Movements

Original Air Date: 11-5-22 Today, Jay!, Amanda, Deon and Erin discuss: - The Neverending Story... more

02 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
The Ugly Underbelly of The Beautiful Game (Qatar World Cup)

Air Date 11/30/2022 Today, we take a look at the context of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar including the... more

01 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Thanksgiving and cultural heritage (Repost)

Original Air Date 11/27/2018 Today we take a look at the literal and figurative bloody messes of the history of... more

26 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Making Antisemitism Great Again with Ye, Kyrie Irving and Dave Chapelle

Air Date 11/22/2022 Today, we take a look at three recent incidents of celebrities using their platforms to spread antisemitic... more

23 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Moving beyond tragedy by surviving and adapting (Repost)

Original Air Date 4/16/2019 Today we take a look at just a few of the aspects of modern life for... more

20 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
A History of Political Violence in the US

Air Date 11/15/2022 Today, we take a look at our extremely steady history of political violence from the Revolution, through... more

16 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Don't Panic: Irrational Fear and Panic in the US

Air Date 11/12/2022 Today, we take a look at a few types of panic that regularly strike within communities or... more

13 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
An Historic, World-Shaping Election, Of Sorts (China, Xi Jinping)

Air Date 11/8/2022 Today, we take a look at the life and times of China's president, Xi Jinping, and his... more

09 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Bonus Sample: Chatbots and Catbots

Original Air Date: 10-24-22 Today, I am talking with Amanda, Deon and Erin. We discuss: - The rise of AI-powered... more

04 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
Pocketbook Pain and Corporate Profits

Air Date 11/1/2022 Today, we take a look at the corporate price-gouging and massive profits happening under the cover of... more

01 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
An extremist cult conspired to destroy the United Kingdom from within

Air Date 10/29/2022 Today, we take a look at the destruction accomplished over decades by adherents to a libertarian, neoliberal... more

29 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The election of a lifetime for this year

Air Date 10/26/2022 Today, we take a look at the 2022 election and the political dynamics at play as the... more

26 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Bonus Sample: The Fascist Hobbit and the Conservatism of Storytelling

Original Air Date: 10-12-22 Today, I am talking with Amanda, Deon and Erin. We discuss: - The new fascist party... more

25 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
The Physical Structures of Structural Racism and the Fight for Environmental Justice (Repost)

Original Air Date 9/8/2021 Today we take a look at the legacy of red-lining, the building and subsequent destruction of... more

21 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
A History of White Violence in Policy and Practice (Repost)

Original Air Date 8/18/2021 Today we take a look at history of white people deciding to get their way through... more

18 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Demanding Rights for Women in Iran

Air Date 10/14/2022 Today, we take a look at the women-led protests roiling Iran in response to violent crackdowns from... more

14 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Bonus Sample: Life is a Series of Tasks

Original Air Date: 9-27-22 Today, I am talking with Amanda, Deon and Erin. We discuss: - Nazis using The Amanda... more

12 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
Settler Colonialist Structures Around the World (Repost)

Original Air Date 10/9/2021 Today we take a look at structures and specifics of settler colonialism from around the world... more

11 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
International Fascist Movement on the Move

Air Date 10/8/2022 Today, we take a look at the recent elections in Italy, Brazil and Sweden where far-right parties... more

08 Oct 2022 · 58 minutes
Ronald Reagan, It Turns Out, Was Bad

Air Date 10/5/2022 Today, we take a look at the life and legacy of President Ronald Reagan, the last transformational... more

05 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Reverse Freedom Rides (Human Trafficking Asylum Seekers)

Air Date 9/30/2022 Today, we take a look at the attention-grabbing stunt of transporting asylum seekers from Texas to Martha's... more

01 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Bonus Sample: Good Questions and Bad Answers

Original Air Date: 9-8-22 Today, I am talking with Amanda, Deon and Erin. We discuss: - Dystopian longtermism - Why... more

27 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
The Clean-Up Crew (The System of Activist Judges Defending Trump)

Air Date 9/24/2022 Today, we take a look at the decades-long scheme to funnel conservative activist judges into the judiciary... more

24 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Set the Sun on the British Empire (Queen Elizabeth II)

Air Date 9/21/2022 Today, we take a look at the history and legacy of British imperialism and slavery through the... more

21 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Creating a Digital World of our Worst Habits

Air Date 9/17/2022 Today, we take a look at the way terrible patterns of the past like colonialism, racism, propaganda,... more

17 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
The Morality of Debt and Forgiveness

Air Date 9/14/2022 Today, we take a look at the history and hysteria behind debt and debt forgiveness while Biden... more

14 Sep 2022 · 57 minutes
Ownership and Rights in a Digital World

Air Date 9/9/2022 Today, we take a look at platforms, goods, and business models in the modern landscape of the... more

09 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Economic Underclass, Political Pawns (Immigration and Asylum Seeking)

Air Date 9/6/2022 Today, we take a look at the precarious state of our immigration and asylum system, the legacy... more

06 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
The Long Legacy of Making Deals with the Devil (Bipartisanship) (Repost)

Original Air Date 8/21/2021 Today we take a look at the history of bipartisanship and appeasement in the US dating... more

04 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Avoiding Accountability

Air Date 8/31/2022 Today, as we wait to see if Trump will ever be indicted for any of his many,... more

31 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Preparing for the next proxy-war (China and Taiwan)

Air Date 8/27/2022 Today, we take a look at the tensions between China and Taiwan, the tensions between China and... more

27 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Bonus Sample Bill Maher vs George Carlin

Become a member to hear the full show and support our work! Original Air Date: 7-8-22 Today, I am talking... more

24 Aug 2022 · 22 minutes
On the Questionable Usefulness and Longevity of NATO

Air Date 8/20/2022 Today, we take a look at the history of NATO and its role in the world after... more

20 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Installing Loyalists: The Multi-Pronged Destruction of Our Democracy Already in Progress

Air Date 8/16/2022 Today, we take a look at the strategies underway to systematically dismantle democracy in the United States... more

16 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
The legacy of White Supremacy in schools, health care and public pools (Repost)

Original Air Date 8/10/2021 Today we take a look at the mechanisms by which the legacy of White Supremacy is... more

13 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Native Landback for a Healthier Society and Environment

Air Date 8/10/2022 Today, we take a look at the origins of the European colonial land-grab, the need for the... more

10 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
The Largest Investment in Climate Mitigation in US History

Air Date 8/5/2022 Today, we take a look at the politics of energy and climate in a world addicted to... more

05 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Neurodiversity is Strength

Air Date 8/2/2022 Today, we take a look at what neurodiversity is and why it should be seen as a... more

02 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Teach No Evil, Protest No Evil, Vote Not At All (Repost)

Original Air Date 6/9/2021 Today we take a look at the motivations behind legislation being introduced in statehouses around the... more

30 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
The Supremely Extreme Court

Air Date 7/26/2022 Today, we take a look at recent Supreme Court rulings aside from overturning abortion rights and how... more

26 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Conflict, Climate, Capitalism and Famine

BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows and Bonus Content) Sign up through wren.co/best to make a difference in the climate crisis, and Wren... more

22 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Bonus Edition: The Fog of Work (Repost)

Original Air Date 4/16/2020 Today, Amanda and I discuss a few of the aspects of life during a pandemic that's... more

17 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Navigating Post-Roe America

Air Date 7/13/2022 Today, we take a look at how the Supreme Court stripped abortion rights for half the country,... more

13 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Bonus Sample: The Assumptions of Capitalism Culture

Original Air Date: 6-6-22 Today, I am talking with Amanda, Deon and Erin. We discuss: - The Dawn of Everything... more

08 Jul 2022 · 17 minutes
America, A Beginner's Guide

Air Date 7/4/2022 Today, for this milestone episode, I attempted to squeeze in as many clever and interesting ideas as... more

04 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Fighting with at least two hands tied (Conservative Democrats Manchin and Sinema) (Repost)

Original Air Date 6/19/2021 Today we take a look at the politics of obstruction in service to big donors' interests... more

02 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Mitch McConnell is the Forking Worst (Reposted)

Original Air Date 7/5/2019 Today we take an unflinching look at Mitch McConnell and what a bad, bad man he... more

28 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Everyone Knew The Lie Was A Lie (January 6th Insurrection Hearings)

Air Date 6/25/2022 Today we take a look at some of the takeaways from the hearings investigating the January 6th... more

25 Jun 2022 · 1 hour,
Pride and Prejudice

Air Date 6/22/2022 Today we take a look at the complicated evolution of Pride Month in an era of much... more

22 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
A Healthier Humanity Through a Wellness Economy

Air Date 6/17/2022 Today we take a look at many intertwining realizations that are beginning to permeate society which include... more

17 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Home Is Where The Hardship Is (Housing Crisis)

Air Date 6/15/2022 Today we take a look at the many reasons why we are experiencing a housing crisis in... more

15 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
No One Supports the Economic Interests of Rural America

Air Date 6/11/2022 Today we take a look at the reasons why Democrats lost rural America and why it's important... more

11 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Progressives and the Primaries

Air Date 6/8/2022 Today we take a look at progressive victories in primary elections around the country and explain why... more

08 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Bonus Sample: Tales of Panic

Original Air Date: 5-16-22 Become a member! Connect with our Discord community!   Today, I am talking with Amanda, Deon... more

07 Jun 2022 · 17 minutes
Marketing, Messaging and Mass Shootings

Air Date 6/4/2022 Today we take a look at some of the obvious steps we need to take to reduce... more

04 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Great Replacements (Conspiracy vs Reality)

Air Date 6/1/2022 Today we take a look at the current conspiracy theory known as "The Great Replacement" which posits... more

01 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Mismanaging Capitalism Can Lead to Fascism (Inflation and the Working Class)

Air Date 5/27/2022 Today we take a look at the disruptions to society that can unfold in times of economic... more

27 May 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Bonus Sample: Tell Me A Story

Original Air Date: 4-26-22 Today, I am talking with Amanda, Deon and Erin. We discuss: - Libertarians proving themselves wrong... more

25 May 2022 · 16 minutes
The Disneyfication of Our Past, Present and Future (Repost)

Original Air Date 5/8/2021 Today we take a look at the culture that Disney has helped create and how they... more

21 May 2022 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
Our Democracy is Filibusted, Time to Kill the Filibuster (Repost)

Original Air Date 4/14/2021 Today we take a look at the one element of our government that, above all others,... more

17 May 2022 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
#1490 What To Do As We Enter A Post-Roe World

Air Date 5/14/2022 Today we take a look at the options and actions still available after the Supreme Court overturns... more

14 May 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Journalism, Social Media and the Billionaire Business Model

Air Date 5/10/2022 Today we take a look at the impacts of media ownership on society including legacy newspapers and... more

10 May 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Seeking Approval from the GOP Fringe is Making Them Mainstream

Air Date 5/7/2022 Today we take a look at the jockeying for position that is happening among GOP politicians, both... more

07 May 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Oceans Rise, Empires Fall (The Coming New World Order)

Air Date 5/4/2022 Today we take a look at the tectonic shifts in the geopolitics happening under our feet; the... more

04 May 2022 · 59 minutes
Unionizing is a Labor of Love

Air Date 4/29/2022 Today we take a look at the rising wave of successful unionization efforts and the corporate tactics... more

29 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Will Be Wild, a Deep Dive into January 6th

From critically acclaimed podcast studios Pineapple Street and Wondery comes a new 8-part series called Will Be Wild that shines... more

26 Apr 2022 · 6 minutes
The Politics We Have, The Politics We Need (Socializing the Oil Industry)

Air Date 4/23/2022 Today we take a look at how we got to the form of toothless liberalism we are... more

23 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Elon Musk is Not Your Savior and He Is Actually Awful

Air Date 4/20/2022 Today we take a look at the bizarre halo effect that seems to surround Elon Musk and... more

20 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Coming Catastrophe at the Supreme Court

Air Date 4/16/2022 Today we take a look at the coming wave of attacks on abortion and the foundational concept... more

16 Apr 2022 · 52 minutes
The New Hotness in Scam Culture (Crypto Currency and NFTs)

Air Date 4/13/2022 Today we take a look at the mainstreaming of crypto and NFTs by celebrity endorsements, why they're... more

13 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by Humans, Not Algorithms
The New Hotness in Scam Culture (Crypto Currency and NFTs)
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Air Date 4/13/2022 Today we take a look at the mainstreaming of crypto and NFTs by celebrity endorsements, why they're terrible by... more