#861 More reasons than you should need to oppose it (Death Penalty)

Today we see that literally no matter what angle you look from, the death penalty is impossible to be in favor of


Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Death Penalty - @LastWeekTonight with John Oliver - Air Date: 5-4-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Concerning Hobbits - Music from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Ch. 4: Act 2: Americans Back Death Penalty, Whether It's Lethal Injection or Not - @majorityfm - Air Date: 05-29-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Forgotten - Punkgrass for the People

Ch. 6: Act 3: Death Penalty Ruled Cruel And Unusual Punishment In California - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 07-18-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Gimme Sympathy - Fantasies

Ch. 8: Act 4: Botched Lethal Injection Takes TWO HOURS to Kill Man - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 07-24-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Guillotine - On the Heart

Ch. 10: Act 5: Two Hours To Cease Existence - @theharryshearer (le Show) - Air Date 7-27-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: By the Time I Get to Arizona - Power to the People & the Beats - Public Enemy's Greatest Hits

Ch. 12: Act 6: Why Is No One Talking About The Innocent Man Texas Executed? - @RedactedTonight - Air Date 8-8-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Never Wrong - On the Wing Now

Ch. 14: Act 7: Study: More Than Half of People Executed Have Severe Mental Illness - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 07-25-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Death Penalty - What's So Strange About Me

Ch. 16: Act 8: Bill Blum on the death penalty, both beheadings and lethal injections - @truthdig - Air Date: 9-12-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Stop the Madness - Versatile Roots

Ch. 18: Act 9: Fixing the death row system via @innocence - Best of the Left Activism - Air Date: 5-19-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)

Ch. 20: Act 10: The Truth, Finally, After 30 Years In Prison & The Truth Is Ugly - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-13-14


Ch. 21: In Response To Prof. Rambo - Jeff From Cleveland, OH

Ch. 22: Trying To Be There For People - Wade From Ft. Worth, TX

Ch. 23: Expert Opinion On Intimate Partner Violence - Elka From Fort Wayne, IN

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 24: Final comments on the fact that there's no need for additional comments

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Take Action:

What Can I Do? from The Innocence Project

Sources/further reading:

"How Oklahoma's GOP Governor Turned a Heinous Killer Into a Death-Penalty Martyr” by Stephanie Mencimer at Mother Jones

VIDEO: "Execution Chaos: Witness Recounts Botched Killing That Caused Oklahoma Prisoner's Fatal Heart Attack” via Democracy Now!

"Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin defends controversial execution” by Meredith Clark via MSNBC


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-09-17 12:18:14 -0400
    Apologies! That was Act 2 Chapter 4.
  • commented 2014-09-17 12:16:47 -0400
    Where did you find the morning drive time douchebags in act 4? They think that emphasizing WORDS… And drawing out PAUSES… Means what you just said is FUNNY… Then they add their own laugh track, tittering and giggling the whole time about a subject the have demonstrably given no thought to. I feel dumber for having listened to your show. I know you want to get a number of voices in the conversation, but please don’t waste my time and my diminished brain capacity with MajorityFM again.