#1057 In the Days After (Election 2016)

Air Date: 11-11-2016

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Today we reflect on the 2016 election, examine the variety of feelings it has brought fourth and contemplate the next steps ahead of us

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Trump's America- This is What Happens Now - Jay Smooth - Air Date: 11-9-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: S.O.S. - The Suicide Machines

Ch. 4: Act 2: 'This was a whitelash' Van Jones' take on the election results - CNN - Air Date 11-08-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: So Terrible It's Terrifying - Earmint

Ch. 6: Act 3: Mourn, Resist, Organize - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 11-9-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Call for Help - Clay Schneider

Ch. 8: Act 4: Feel your feelings and get to work - Throwing Shade w: @BryanSafi and @gibblertron - Air Date 11-9-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Run Screaming - Stockdale and Shapiro

Ch. 10: Act 5: The day after, take care of yourself - @EdgeofSports - w: Dave Zirin - Air Date 11-11-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Fear, Terror, and the Fear of Terror - Infinite Third

Ch. 12: Act 6: Anger is an appropriate response - #PoliticallyReactive with @wkamaubell and @harikondabolu - Air Date 11-10-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: When Anger Shows - Editors

Ch. 14: Act 7: National Popular Vote - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 6-13-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Help - Howie Day

Ch. 16: Act 8: Beyond the Electoral College: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 11-08-16


Ch. 17: Kids in fear after the election - Anonymous

Ch. 18: Mad as hell and sick to my stomach - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 19: Moving forward with self care - Dave from Olympia, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 20: Final comments on privilege as a superpower and the campaign for a national popular vote

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

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Peter Whitmore
    commented 2016-11-14 23:00:03 -0500
    I want Trump to be a good President, I always want the current President to be a good one. Not wanting them to would be like wanting your pilot to crash the plane you’re riding on.

    I really don’t see how rioting in the cities that Hillary won is going to solve anything. It makes people look very hypocritical about their support of the democratic process, in a “It’s only okay if it goes my way” manner. Funny how the Hillary supporters are doing themselves exactly what they were afraid Trump supporters were going to do.

    I think the reform and/or complete abolition of the Electoral College would be a much more worthy thing to rally for: Win solely by popular vote, also assign orders of preference to the candidates to give third parties a fair shot.
  • Scott Smith
    commented 2016-11-12 14:49:56 -0500
    I just want to correct something that the two from Start Making Sense said. They commented that 1 in 2 people voted for Trump. This isn’t true by any stretch. First off, less than 1 in 2 voters cast their votes for him. Hillary alone got more votes, then add in the votes Stein and Johnson got and Trump is down to about 48% right now (subject to change over the next couple of weeks).
    Second, he (again at this point) got just under 60 million votes. While that may be a shocking number to many of us, we need to keep it in perspective. He got less than 50% of the votes cast. He got about 25% of the votes of people in the US that are registered/eligible to vote. Think about that, 1/4 of those who can vote, voted for him. So, that’s about 240 million people (give or take and I can get actual numbers if needed), 180 million of who didn’t vote for him. The population of the US is about 320 million. So, 260 million people did not vote for him.
    In his win, he got less votes than Romney did in his loss and about the same number as McCain did in his loss.
    The story of his win is as much about people staying home (about 45% of the electorate) as anything else. Probably because Clinton was deeply flawed as a candidate even if she was very well qualified. While some of the other narratives have merit, I don’t believe those are what ultimately swung the election. 100,000 more votes total between Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan and Clinton is the one getting ready to take over from Obama. It’s a thin line, not a mandate as Paul Ryan would have us believe.
    *again these are numbers at this point on 11/12 and are a bit subject to change, but the overall points still stand.
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