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Sit back, relax, and take a journey with us as we recount the circus sideshow that was this past year.
Mariame Kaba offers advice and discusses ways in which people can become more active in the fight for justice in their…
Washington wasn't expecting this kind of change.
Dr. Baz Dreisinger discusses possibilities of justice reform, for-profit prisons, and the possible implications Donald…
What Trump's energy policy means for global security, and listener mail.
Mike Konczal on what Democrats can learn from Trump’s Win, Bernie’s town hall in Wisconsin   Photo…
The former secretary of state blames herself for the erosion of trust between her and the Russian people.
Trying to figure out the CIA-Russia-FBI stuff, and listener mail.
Peter Ross Range discusses the lack of anti-Hitler dissent during his rise to power, his stylistic similarities to…
What the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki could mean under Trump, James Mattis gets the nod for Secretary of Defense, and…
Dr. Carol M. Swain talks about how she predicted the white nationalism emerging today and her difficulties with…
Alexis Goldstein on Steven Mnuchin, sanctuary cities versus the federal government, and Trump's Carrier propaganda is a…
Dr. Carol M. Swain discusses her political views and why she believes the United States has been headed in an "ungodly"…
Trump picks Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary, Manhattan liberals still love neocons, and listener mail. Photo…
Checking in on Standing Rock, Trump picks Tom Price for HHS, Trump's latest tweet storm, and checking in on David…
The continuing scourge of anti-PC rhetoric, and listener mail.
Despite its shittiness, 2016 leaves us with a few things to be extra grateful for.
We spend the hour on listener mail
For today’s podcast we’ll talk with 3D artist Fernando Sosa, who turned Donald Trump into a butt plug.
Erek Smith on Jeff Sessions, Trump settles the fraud lawsuit against his fake university, the importance of talking…
The first week in the wake of Donald Trump's victory has been as hateful as his campaign.
Micah Uetricht on labor's role in the disastrous election, Trump inherits the drone program, and listener…
Education reformers reel after Trump's election, the bad digital law that's ruining the Internet, and listener…
A BTRtoday staffer remembers what happened when she was thrust into a reality television show.
Deconstructing the concept of the media bubble, our frustrations with how Iowa gets discussed, and listener mail.
Sarah Jaffe on the Democrat's deadly error, Trump's bizarre 60 minutes interview, and Paul Ryan refers to contraception…
Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States. Wait--Donald Trump?!?!?!
What resistance to Trump might look like, calls to give Trump a chance are misguided, and what the future of the…
Trump has won. Photo via Wikimedia by Gage Skidmore
We spend election day sharing memories from the nightmare that was this campaign, and listener mail. Donald…
Comey says no charges against Clinton, a look at Trump-style behavior down ballot, and listener mail. Trump…
A male birth control study goes off the rails early on, and listener mail.
This Tuesday is Election Day. Of course, a new president will be elected, but what do you really know about the smaller…
To the liberal among us, support for Donald Trump may feel inexplicable, but the frustrations he’s accentuated won’t…
Today on the show we’re doing an election themed set with other great tracks from Action Bronson and Tropical…
Dr. Steve Billet discusses the effect of the Supreme Court's vacant seat, and possible alternatives to relieve the…
Electronic voting machines have been used for presidential elections since 2000, and many criticize them for being…
You better be voting on Tuesday—the fate of America is in our hands! So naturally we talk to Justin Sane from the…
With the election just around the corner the issue of student loans is one that it is at the forefront of many young…
Dr. Steve Billet explains why Hillary Clinton hasn't pulled away, lack of trustworthiness in candidates, and how each…
BTRtoday talks with entrepreneurs who have boldly taken back Trump's nasty comments and turned them against the…
A dispatch from Trump's rally in New Hampshire, experts say Trump is a tax cheat, and listener mail.
After revelations of new Clinton emails, Trump reasoned that the election couldn’t be rigged.
Dr. Steve Billet discusses the influence of special interest groups on American government and the tension brought on by…
Trump supporters warn of upcoming violence, a Second City cast member quits because audiences are racist, and listener…
NYCLU's Michael Sisitsky talks about Donald Trump's Stop and Frisk comments and the general hesitance to discuss and…
We’re finishing our time with Brandon Sutton, staff writer for Progressive Army, where he writes about race, culture…
During the first presidential debate, Donald Trump lauded the aggressive policing program as a success in New York City,…
I sympathize with Condoleeza Rice?!
We talk about Paris Hilton, good and evil, the last Presidential debate, and review the haunting doc "The Act of…
We're continuing our conversation with Brandon Sutton, anthropologist and PhD candidate and staff writer for Progressive…
Trump hires a Koch Brothers huckster to run voter intimidation campaign, Democrats are turning against charter schools…
New accusations surface of Trump's history of sexual assault and misconduct, and listener mail.  
What the debates have to say about Syria, Clinton's proposal to help those in extreme poverty, and listener…
Continuing thoughts on the Trump tapes and the debate, Jeff Sessions and other Republicans say grabbing a woman's…
Frontline's Martin Smith joins us to discuss his new documentary Confronting ISIS, and thoughts on the second…
Bryce Covert joins us to discuss Donald Trump's tax returns, our analysis of the Vice Presidential debate, and listener…
The New York Times obtains some of Trump's tax records from 1995, cast and crew from The Apprentice allege Trump made…
In a debate billed as the be-all end-all, both candidates put forth entirely predictable performances.
Looking at the first presidential debate through the lens of gender, race, and foreign policy.  
Frontline's Michael Kirk joins us to discuss his new film The Choice 2016, and listener mail.  
A nationwide manhunt is underway after bombs explode in New York and New Jersey, Chris Christie lies about Trump's…
Trump's half-baked family leave plan, and listener mail.  
Britney Summit-Gil joins us to discuss masculinity on the Internet, and Clinton's basket of deplorables comment…
Nobody can deny the major role Palin had in giving ultra-right insanity a microphone and a stage in politics. But the…
Neither candidate challenges the premise of the forever war, and listener mail.  
Phyllis Schlafly is dead at 92, Trump gets graded on a curve, maternal mortality rates in the US are on the rise, and…
Nostalgia is often portrayed as negatively clinging to the past, but it can have positive effects in helping people…
Trump's incoherent immigration speech, reviewing a defense of Obama's foreign policy.  
Libertarian commentator and author Todd Seavey discusses his waning faith in democracy and analyzes the U.S.…
Gawker was killed by a billionaire, the politics of a body shaming Trump statue, and listener mail.  
Nelini Stamp joins us to discuss the Shut Down City Hall action in NYC, Trump hints that gun owners could assassinate…
The Movement for Black Lives calls for a moratorium on charter schools, 50 Republican foreign policy elites come out…
An FBI undercover agent was in contact with two men who fired on a “draw Mohammed” event in Texas, the New York…
It's always fun to watch a hero defeat a villain, but what led to the villain? What systems are still in place? For…
In honor of Harry's birthday and JK Rowling's new play book thing, we're doing a throwback and reviewing the first…
Trump humiliates a mother with a crying baby, the terrifying prospect of nuclear war, and Bratton’s legacy of Broken…
By employing the same masculine rhetoric of success and grandiosity that has made him millions in the private sector,…
The spectacle of national elections has turned into never-ending reality television on steroids. Is it any surprise that…
Molly calls in to give her thoughts on the RNC and the beginning of the DNC, and listener mail. Photo credit: John…
We spend the hour catching up on listener mail.
Is America ready for a female president? Hell no, but we’re gonna be.
We spend the hour on Day 3 of the RNC.
Our coverage of Day 2 of the RNC, and listener mail.
Day one of the RNC, and listener mail.
New polls show Clinton and Trump in a dead heat, more thoughts on how little we spend on early child care, and listener…
Katie Klabusich joins us to discuss her new automated transcription service, the bizarre world of Trump-inspired white…
The Chilcot report is harshly critical of Britain's involvement in the invasion of Iraq, another police officer kills…
The FBI declines to recommend charges in the Clinton email investigation, cops kill Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, and…
Mike Ludwig on offshore drilling in the Gulf, the global failure of elites could mean Brexit is just the beginning,…
Trump's campaign has raised virtually no money, the best book so far on the Syrian revolution, and listener mail.
We spend the hour on the shooting in Orlando.
This week we talk about that time Meryl Streep pretended to be Donald Trump and review the psychological thriller "10…
Anti-Trump protesters throw eggs at Trump supporters in Anaheim, Trump's contempt for the judiciary signals his latent…
With Donald Trump making his way up the polls, we may voluntarily elect a dictator into office. BTRtoday finds three…
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss the states of the Democratic and Republican campaigns, support of Trump is linked to…
The parallels between Trump and abusive partners, a book review of the Blood Telegram, and listener mail.
The GOP begins to fall in line behind Trump, examining the parallels between Trump and abusers, and anxiety around…
A new documentary explores conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the terrifying thought of Trump…
Janelle Asselin joins us to discuss queer and feminist romance comics, and Donald Trump and women.
Is the decision not to vote becoming a legitimate act of protest, Clinton tries to woo Republicans turned off by Trump,…
So-called lone wolf terrorists are often in contact with informants, Trump blasts modern hairspray, and listener mail.
The last 30 years of hippie punching is coming home to roost, the terrifying foreign policy implications of a Trump or…
Trump all but locks up the nomination, Sanders wins in Indiana, and the terrifying implications of the war on terror…
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss the investigation into the missing 43 students in Mexico, Trump's path to the…
Sunnis in Iraq are stuck between ISIS and the government, Kasich and Cruz form an alliance to stop Trump, and listener…
Molly's new piece in Dissent on Trump and bullying, fallout from the de Blasio and Clinton's awful joke, Obama's double…
The danger of Trump is not limited to his views on reproductive policy, his sexist narcissism bleeds out to create a…
Melissa Gira Grant on a sex worker who killed an assailant in self-defense, Trump on punishing people who get an…
Donald Trump's plans for nuclear proliferation are terrifying, he also doubled down on Corey Lewandowski, and listener…
A Brooklyn-based massage therapist has a special offer to help relieve people of their Donald Trump-related anxiety.
The opt out movement continues to grow, Trump retweets an image mocking Heidi Cruz's appearance, and Clinton's…
Trump and his supporters escalate violence against protesters, and listener mail.
Sanders wins big in Michigan as Trump hosts an infomercial, a look at how Trump's bullying is not that different from…
Trump escalates his crackdown on protesters at his rallies, elite schools in NYC remain segregated but the city signs a…
Ned Resnikoff on how millennials could lean towards fascism, some in GOP start to warm to Trump, and listener mail.
Trump and Clinton win big on Super Tuesday, and listen mail.
30 black students are removed from a Trump rally in Georgia, Tucker Carlson is the leading edge of defending Trump and…
Donald Trump declines to disavow support from white supremacists and retweets a Mussolini quote, reactions to Chris Rock…
Trump's supporters are terrifyingly and explicitly racist, gaming out a Trump versus Clinton general election, and…
The US promise to accept 10,000 Syrians this year is off to a slow start, and listener mail.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could throw the entire country into chaos, Russia and the Assad regime…
Seth Freed Wessler joins us to discuss the immigrants who died in private US prisons, and Sanders and Trump win New…
Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss the election in Guatemala, Sarah Palin's poetry tour soars to new heights, and listener…
The hilarious Nick Turner stops by the Spit Take Comedy lair to discuss Donald Trump's master plan, his new sexless dog,…

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