#886 Our annual collective waste of time (War on Christmas)

Today, after weeks of discussing the wrongful deaths of unarmed citizens at the hands of brutal policing policies, the illegal and immoral systematic torture of prisoners carried out in our names and the inescapable reach of rape culture infused in our society, we’re finally able to dedicate our last new episode of the year to one of the nations most pressing issues

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: War On Christmas Update From Bill O'Reilly On Fox News - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 12-04-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: War On Christmas - Enabling Peace On Earth


Ch. 4: Act 2: Bill O'Reilly: The War on Christmas Avenger - @majorityfm - Air Date: 12-05-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Christians and Pagans - Mortal City


Ch. 6: Act 3: Wouldn't Jesus Hate Christmas? - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 12-23-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: The War On the War On Christmas - The War On the War On Christmas - Single


Ch. 8: Act 4: @chrisrock Monologue: We commercialize everything - Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) - Air Date: 12-03-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: War On Christmas Day - Hallways: the Songs of Carol Hall


Ch. 10: Act 5: Bill O'Reilly's Latest Manufactured 'War On Christmas' Crisis - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 12-07-13

Ch. 11: Song 5: War Medley: Onward Christian Soldiers / I'm On the Battlefield / Keep On the Firing Line - Sanders Family Christmas - Smoke On the Mountain, Pt. 2


Ch. 12: Act 6: Christmas Belongs To Everyone - @fakedansavage - Air Date 12-24-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: White Wine in the Sun - White Wine in the Sun - Single


Ch. 14: Act 7: Bill O'Reilly: War on Christmas 2014, Revenge of the Muslims! - @majorityfm - Air Date: 11-20-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: (It's Good to Be) A Jew At Christmas - Unorthodox


Ch. 16: Act 8: The True Origin Of Christmas - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 12-20-13


Ch. 18: Final comments on a year I'm happy to see gone

Bonus - Song 8: (There's No War On Christmas) When Christmas Is in Your Heart - (There's No War On Christmas) When Christmas Is in Your Heart - Single


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-12-30 20:14:03 -0500
    I hope this comment, my first, won’t get lost. I think the podcast would benefit hugely from consideration of the work of Adam Curtis, who has been analysing the media and its’ ineraction with power for many years

    I ask that you look at his work with the BBC and in particular charlie brooker’s "screenwipe ", most recently today i n a review of 2014 and putins media guru.

    Best wishes. Ch
  • commented 2014-12-30 20:14:02 -0500
    I hope this comment, my first, won’t get lost. I think the podcast would benefit hugely from consideration of the work of Adam Curtis, who has been analysing the media and its’ ineraction with power for many years

    I ask that you look at his work with the BBC and in particular charlie brooker’s "screenwipe ", most recently today i n a review of 2014 and putins media guru.

    Best wishes. Ch