​#1117 We were founded to resist corruption, now it’s all we know

Air Date: 7-4-2017

Today we take a look at the history and present state of corruption in America, both for the special case of Donald Trump and the system-wide corruption we almost take for granted

​Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: America's Lost Anti-Corruption History - On the Media - Air Date 3-3-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Corruption - Jah Cure

Ch. 4: Act 2: Zephyr Teachout explains the emoluments clause - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 6-13-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Follow the Rule - Johnny Ace & The Beale Streeters

Ch. 6: Act 3: Study Says Buying A Congress Member’s Vote Is Cheaper Than You Think - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date: 05-06-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Corruption - Iggy Pop

Ch. 8: Act 4: How the game gets rigged - Ideas - Air Date 4-20-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Les monstres - David Ari Leon

Ch. 10: Act 5: Rick Hasen on dealing with Citizen's United - The Bernie Sanders Show - Air Date 5-24-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Strong Animals - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin

Ch. 12: Act 6: NO MORE WAITING Wolf-PAC.com | Election Day Coverage 2016 - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-09-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Nothing Left to Lose - Mat Kearney

Ch. 14: Act 7: How to Fix America's Corrupt Political System - Represent.Us - Air Date: 4-19-16

Ch. 16: Act 8: Fight Corruption to Save America via @JusticeDems @WolfPAChq @RepresentDotUs - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard

Ch. 18: Act 9: Zephyr Teachout on the split in our language about corruption - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 6-13-17


Ch. 19: Chastity belts and anti-police violence wallets are how capitalism responds to injustice - Eli from Northern California

Ch. 20: Comparing Christian and Islamic terror - Mark from Santa Barbara

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 21: Final comments explaining terrorism and why some extremists do while others do not

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



Replace corporate-backed Democrats with Justice Democrats

Help pass local Anti-Corruption legislation with Represent.Us

Help pass the Free and Fair Elections Constitutional amendment with Wolf-PAC


The Logical Path to End Corruption (Wolf-PAC)

South Dakota GOP uses 'emergency' rules to repeal anti-corruption law (CNN)

What the Single-Payer Loss Reveals About the Role of Corporate Money in California Politics (In These Times)

House Bill Would Ax Election Panel, Bar Limits on Money in Politics (Bloomberg BNA)

Pro-Trump super PACs have already spent $1 million on Election 2020 (The Center for Public Integrity)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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