Recently recapping Best of the Left Podcast Listening 2.

(2011/07/18) War is business (Foreign Policy)

Edition #509 War is business Act 1: Iran Bans Neckties and Shorts – Colbert Report Song 1: Short shorts – The Royal Teens Act 2: Obama Plays the Role He’s Carved Out for Himself: Steward of Empire – The Progressive Song 2: Master of war – Bob Dylan Act 3: Good Night, Afghanistan – Mumia Abu-Jamal Song 3: Graveyard – The Devil Makes Three Act 4: A Fewer Good Men – Daily Show Song 5: Hoemward bound – Simon & Garfunkel Act 5: Bipartisan Anti-War Movement? – Counterspin Song 5: Starry-eyed surprise – Paul Oakenfold Act 6: The Toll in Afghanistan – The Progressive Song 6: Hero of war – Rise Against Act 7: Timothy Garton Ash – Colbert Report Song 7: Billy – James Blunt Act 8: Wars And Revolutions – Mumia Abu-Jamal Song 8: Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before – The Smiths Act 9: Small Drones Ready to be Deployed Part 1 – Common Sense Song 9: Photographs (Feat, Will.I.Am) – Rihanna Act 10: Richard Engel on Libya – Counterspin Song 10: Slight figure of speech – The Avett Brothers Act 11: Taliban relationship to Afghan History Part 2 – Common Sense Song 11: Pink Moon – Nick Drake Act 12: YOU TOO Can Get In on For-Profit Tragedy! – Lee Camp

(2011/07/21) The dangers of inaction (Climate Change)

Edition #510 The dangers of inaction  Act 1: New effects of Climate Change – Green News Report Song 1: The Edge Of The Ocean – Ivy Act 2: Mark Ruffalo on Fracking Up – Countdown Air date: 07-14-11 Song 2: Zebra – Beach House Act 3: Drilling for Natural Gas (Fracking) – BBC News Quiz – Air Date: 06-03-11 Song 3: Mistakable Mr. Smith – Ten Story Relapse Act 4: Standing room only – Need to Know Song 4: Standing – VNV Nation Act 5: Massey Energy’s murderous lies – Jim Hightower Song 5: The Fiddler’s Ballad – Jen Osha w/Wolf Creek Session Act 6: Republicans Politicizing Global Warming – Counterspin Air Date: 06-16-11 Song 6: Living Planet – Emma’s Revolution Act 7: Norfolk Virginia’s Seawater problem – Need to Know – Air Date: 06-24-11 Song 7: Deep in the sweetwater – Raspuntina Act 8: Saudi Prince wants to deter alternative energies and the UN Reports on Global Green House Gas Emissions – Green News Report Song 8: I predict a riot – Kaiser Chiefs Act 9: Wind Turbine Issues – Green.tv Air Date: 07-14-11 Song 9: Winter winds – Mumford & Sons Act 10: Massey Energy’s man-made hell hole – Jim Hightower Air Date 07/14/11 Song 10: Ghosts – Fanfarlo Act 11: Story of coal documentary film Mountaintop Removal – Need to Know Air Date: 06-17-11.

(2011/07/24) The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 1 (Special Event)

Edition #511 The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 1 Act 1: Murdoch’s Tabloid Hacks into Murder Victim’s Phone, Advertisers Flee – Media Matters Air Date: 07-06-11 Song 1: Company calls – Death Cab for Cutie Act 2: Murdoch News of the World Scandal – Citizen Radio – Air Date: 07-07-11 Song 2: Sun will set – Zoe Keating Act 3: Murdoch Shuts Down Scandal-Ridden Paper – Media Matters Air Date: 07-07-11 Act 4: Tabloid Accused of Hacking into Phones – Bugle Air Date: 07-09-11 Song 4: Down under – Men at Work Act 5: News of the World Scandal – Young Turks – Air Date 07-11-11 Song 5: Water’s edge – Seven Mary Three Act 6: CREW Calls for Congressional Investigation into News Corp – Thom Hartmann – Air Date 07-12-11 Song 6: Chicago X 12 – Rogue Wave Act 7: My Murdoch moment (Part 1) – Countdown Air Date: 07-13-11 Song 7: Crazy – Seal Act 8: Murdoch on the line from Screaming Majority – Majority Report – Air Date: 07-15-11 Act 9: My Murdoch Moment (Part 2) – Countdown Air Date: 07-13-11 Song 9: Talk – Coldplay Act 10: Citizen Murdoch Kane – Jimmy Dore – Air Date: 07-14-11 Song 10: Oh my God – Ida Maria Act 11: News of the World Phone Hacking Reaches Back to 9/11 – Rachel Maddow – Air Date: 07-14-11

(2011/07/27) The manufactured debt crisis Part 1 (Special Event)

Edition #512 The manufactured debt crisis Part 1 Act 1: Special Comment: Do Not Cut Care, Mr. President Part 1 – Countdown Air Date: 07-12-11 Song 1: Candle In the Wind (Ben’s Song) – Andrew Jackson Jihad Act 2: Obama and the Politics of Surrender – The Progressive Air Date: 07/11/11 Song 2: Surrender – Cheap Trick Act 3: Special Comment: Do Not Cut Care, Mr. President Part 2 – Countdown Air Date: 07-12-11 Song 3: Lives in the balance – Jackson Browne Act 4: Cut Medicare, SS & Taxes For Rich – Gang of Six – Young Turks Song 4: Right here, right now – Fatboy slim Act 5: Debt Ceiling Hypocrisy – Jim Hightower Air Date: 07/11/11 Song 5: My favourite game – The Cardigans Act 6: U.S. Debt Ceiling – The Bugle – Air Date: 07-14-11 Song 6: Serre-moi – Try Act 7: Manufactured crises get solved easily and cynically – Common Sense Air Date: 7-20-11 Song 7: Hey ya – Vitamin String Quartet Act 8: Rhetoric Surrounding Debt Ceiling Debate Gets Ridiculous – Media Matters Air Date: 07/12/11 Act 9: Obama Trying To Be A Republican Accidental Admission – Jimmy Dore on TYT Song 9: Where have your good words gone – Laura Gibson Act 10: Washington Game of ‘Chicken’ Dems v GOP – On the Media – 07-15-11 Song 10: Rush and a push and the land is ours – The Smiths Act 11: Immovable object vs irresistible force – Rachel Maddow Air Date: 7-19-11

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