​#1095 Reckless Empire and the Forever War (Foreign Policy)

Air Date: 4-14-2017

Today we look at a Trump’s foreign policy so far, question the prevailing narrative and look back at how we got to now

​Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Trump Bombs Syria: It's Bad, Really Bad - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 04-10-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Handlebars - Flobots

Ch. 4: Act 2: Alia Malek on taking the wider angle perspective on America's militarism - #PoliticallyReactive with @wkamaubell and @harikondabolu - Air Date 4-12-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Don't Waste Your Breath - Colour Me Wednesday

Ch. 6: Act 3: Questioning the unquestioned media narrative of US military actions - Intercepted (@theintercept) - Air Date 4-12-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Fake Empire - The National

Ch. 8: Act 4: Stupid and easily manipulatable as Commander in Chief - @HumorlessQueers - Air Date 3-25-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Mistake - Hi I'm Case

Ch. 10: Act 5: Strike That Killed Dozens of Civilians Is Exactly What Trump Promised - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 03-29-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Forgotten - The Haymarket Squares

Ch. 12: Act 6: Fight the War Economy By Growing Local #Peace Economies via @CodePink - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Song Link here

Ch. 14: Act 7: Andrew Bacevich on the Carter doctrine and the birth of our endless Middle East war - Le Show w @TheHarryShearer - Air Date 2-12-17


Ch. 15: Thank you for disability episode - Tyler from Maine

Ch. 16: Asking for clarification on health care policy - David from South Carolina

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 17: Final comments on why government-administered health insurance isn’t slavery

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



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What does an 'America First' Policy Actually Mean? (The Nation)

No Rural-Urban Divide Here: We All Want Good Jobs and Strong Local Economies (YES! Magazine)

What a Policy of Real Solidarity with the Syrian People Looks Like (YES! Magazine)

Why These Missile Strikes Won't Make Things Better for the Syrian People (YES! Magazine)

To Billionaire Doomsday Preppers: Your Wealth Won't Save You (YES! Magazine)

Is War Good for the Economy? (Huffington Post Blog, 2013)

A State of Perpetual War (Huffington Post Blog, 2010) 

The US and NATO are Preparing for a Major War with Russia (The Nation, 2016)

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Showing 3 reactions

  • Jay Tomlinson
    commented 2017-04-18 19:32:50 -0400
    I really should have originally included her name in the clip title, my mistake on that. There was only one woman in the clip being interviewed, her name is Alia Malek.
  • Alex Newberry
    commented 2017-04-17 11:21:12 -0400
    Who were the two ladies speaking in the 2nd segment? I really liked them, but couldn’t find any credits. Hint: one of them was f-bombing like crazy. Love it.
  • Laura Smith
    commented 2017-04-15 18:26:09 -0400
    Jay, your response on the healthcare issue is brilliant. I really think you should write an op ed piece on the subject and try to get it published for wider dissemination.
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