Recently recapping Best of the Left Podcast Listening 3.

(2011/07/30) The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 2 (Special Event)

Edition #513 The Great Newscorp Scandal Part 2 Act 1: Accountability In The UK – Daily Show – Air Date: 07-20-11 Song 1: Waltzing Matilda – Ophelia of the Spirts Act 2: Hack Attack, New Revelations – The Bugle – Air Date: 07-14-11 Song 2: Wallaby – Who KnewAct 3: The Guardian Apologizes re: Gordon Brown’s Son – Le Show – Air Date: 07-17-11 Song 3: Tie Me Kangaroo Down – Don Spencer Act 4: Fox and Friends Covering Murdoch Scandal – Majority Report – Air Date: 07-15-11 Song 4: Australia – The Shins Act 5: Mur-Doch! – Fox News Won’t Dumpster Dive – Daily Show – Air Date: 07-19-11 Song 5: Baka – Outback Act 6: Murdoch defenders circle the wagons – Counterspin Air Dare: 7-21-11 Song 6: Down Under – Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Act 7: Does British Scandal Risk Murdoch’s Hold On Empire? – NPR Air Date: 07-21-11 Song 7: Dance the devil away – Outback Act 8: Murdoch Doesn’t Accept Responsibility For Hacking Scandal – Media Matters Air Date: 07-19-11 Act 9: Humanized by Pie – Colbert Report- Air Date: 07-20-11 Song 9: Kookaburra – John Vanderslice Act 10: News Of The World Whistleblower Dead – Young Turks – Air Date 07-18-11

(2011/08/02) The manufactured debt crisis Part 2 (Special Event)

Edition #514 The manufactured debt crisis Part 2 Act 1: Lincoln, the 14th amendment and full faith and credit of the U.S. – Rachel Maddow Air Date: 7-26-11 Song 1: Broken – Secondhand Serenade Act 2: Armadebtdon 2011 – National Bullshit Ceiling – Daily Show Air Date: 7-18-11 Song 2: When I grow up – Garbage Act 3: Obama Already Conceded He’ll Pay Ransom – The Progressive Air Date: 7-26-11 Song 3: Better off alone – Alice DeeJay Act 4: America’s Bucket list – Colbert Report Air Date: 7-26-11 Song 4: Blueprint – Arkells Act 5: Media covering Obama and the debt negotiation – Counterspin Air Date: 7-28-11 Song 5: Logical song – Supertramp Act 6; Debt to America! – The Bugle Air Date: 7-28-11 Song 6: Play with fire – The Rolling Stones Act 7: Who’s lying more? – On the Media Air Date: 7-29-11 Song 7: Get ready – The Proclaimers Act 8: The Lose-Lose Debt Situation – The Progressive Air Date: 7-29-11 Song 8: Cool to hate – The Offspring Act 9: GOP ready for compromise and common purpose – Wait wait Air Date: 7-30-11 Song 9: The sound of settling – Death cab for cutie Act 10: Father knows best how to compromise – Le Show Air Date: 7-31-11 Song 10: Growing up – Andrew Jackson Jihad Act 11: The Four Great Hypocrisies of the Debt Deal – Countdown Air Date: 8-1-11

(2011/08/05) Can’t buy me love (Elections)

Edition #515 Can’t buy me love Act 1: Black Community’s Loyalty to Obama? – Daily Show Song 1: All the orders gone – Theo Bard Act 2: Anonymous money makes for interesting campaigns – Rachel Maddow Air Date: 7-11-11 Song 2: Love The Way You Lie (feat Rihanna) – Eminem Act 3: Cain Trust Big Oil To Protect Environment – Young Turks Air Date: 06-22-11 Song 3: Everybody’s fool – Evanescence Act 4: Voting Rights Still Under Attack – Countdown Air Date: 07-15-11 Song 4: Sky – Sonique Act 5: Marcus Bachmann is dishonest – Dan Savage Air Date: 7-26-11 Song 5: Why pretend – Mandi Perkins Act 6: Perry is peddling Texas snake oil – Jim Hightower Song 6: Say what you want – Texas Act 7: Rick Perry and his baggage looking at a presidential run – Rachel Maddow Air Date: 7-21-11 Song 7: Full force gale – Van Morrison Act 8: Obama’s 2012 Re-Election Campaign Manager – Young Turks Air Date: 06-14-11 Song 8: The prefect space – The Avett Brothers Act 9: Obama’s Problems on His Left Flank – The Progressive Air Date: 7-25-11 Song 9: Can’t buy me love – The Beatles Act 10: Mr. Nice Goes to Washington – Michael Farrow

(2011/08/08) The rich get richer (Economics)

Edition #516 The rich get richer Act 1: CEOs don’t want you to know this – Thom Hartmann Air Date: 6-28-11 Song 1: Jump – Van Halen Act 2: Bill O’Reilley on Obama’s ‘Economic Liberalism’ – Counterspin – Air Date: 06-30-11 Song 2: Take a minute – K’naan Act 3: Shocking Fact About Rich Americans’ – Jimmy Dore on TYT Air Date: 7-13-11 Song 3: Guiding light – The Clips Act 4: Invest in America – Robert Reich Air Date: 07-05-11 Song 4: The kids don’t stand a chance – Vampire weekend Act 5: Banks Introduce 75-Cent Surcharge For Using Word ‘Bank’ – The Onion Song 5: Us – Regina Spektor Act 6: Orrin Hatch’s Tax Canard – The Progressive Air Date: 07-15-11 Song 6: Radioactive – Vitamin String Quartet Act 7: Fox News Falsehood: Half of Americans Don’t Pay Any Taxes – Media Matters Air Date: 07-18-11 Act 8: Nation’s Cognitive Dissonance on Gov Assistance – On the Media – Air Date: 07-15-11 Song 8: Tragic kingdom – No Doubt Act 9: Dancing on the Ceiling – Tax Cut Religion – Daily Show Air Date: 7-12-11 Song 9: National brotherhood week – Tom Lehrer Act 10: UK &U.S. Resistance to Austerity Plans – Counterspin – Air Date: 07-07-22 Song 10: Beaux Dimanches – Amadou & Mariam Act 11: Hedge Fund Mgr Called Out On MSNBC – Jimmy Dore on TYT Air Date: 07-13-11 Song 11: Against all odds – The Postal Service Act 12: State of Minnesota Too Polite To Ask For Federal Funding – The Onion Song 12: Mr. Nice Guy – Billy Bauer Act 13: President Obama can close tax loop holes like President Kennedy did – Thom Hartmann Air Date 07-15-11 Song 13: Don’t let the sun go down on me – Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Act 14: This Video Is For Rich People Only – Lee Camp Air Date: 07-27-11 Song 14: Float on – Modest Mouse Act 15: The Ruthlessness of the Ruling Class – The Progressive Air Date: 07-19-11 Song 15: A rush of blood to the head – Coldplay Act 16: Poor In America – Colbert Report Air Date: 7-26-11 Song 16: The river of dreams – Billy Joel Act 17: Fox News Cut Medicare to Fund Wars – Young Turks Air Date: 07-27-11

(2011/08/11) Down the path of intolerance (Religion and Terrorism in Norway)

Edition #517 Down the path of intolerance Act 1: Bill O’Reilley Bigotry against Muslims, Secularism – Media Matters Song 1: Birds of a feather – The Rosenbergs Act 2: Terrorism Training Casts Pall Over Muslim Employee – NPR Air Date: 07-19-11 Song 2: Training montage – Vince DiCola Act 3: Catholic Child Told About Doggy Heaven, Doggy Hell – The Onion Song 3: Spirit in the sky – Norman Greenbaum Act 4: Can religion reduce crime and delinquency? – Thom Hartmann Air Date: 5-23-11 Song 4: In the beginning – K’naan Act 5: Imam Arrests Show Shift In Muslim Outreach Effort – NPR Air Date: 07-20-11 Song 5: Living in America – James Brown Act 6: Miss U.S.A. shows a problem with religion – Jimmy Dore Show – Air Date: 06/23/11 Song 6: My brother the ape – They might be giants Act 7: God of Equality Makes more Sympathetic to Muslims – Media Matters Air Date: 8-1-11 Song 7: Praise you – Fatboy slim Act 8: Norway Terrorist Not Right-Wing (Fox News) – Young Turks Air Date: 7-26-11 Song 8: Best god in show – NOFX Act 9: Christ Returns For Some Of His Old Things – The Onion Song 9: Vespera – Libera Act 10: O’Reilly Decides Who Is and Who Is Not a Christian – Media matters Air Date: 7-27-11 Act 11: Norway Shooting Manifesto Muslim Plot – Sam Seder on TYT Air Date: 8-3-11 Song 11: Crazy – Gnarls Barkley Act 12: Oslo Norway Shooter Right Winger…Who’s telling You the Truth? – David Pakman Air Date: 7-26-11

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