#1172 The cultural legacy of the way The West was won (Gun Culture)

Air Date: 3–20-2018

Today we take a look at the culture behind the gun culture in the US in an attempt to better understand it and to glean new ideas on how to fix it

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: The origins of gun culture and violence - Ideas from CBC - Air Date 10-1-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Lesser Gods of Metal - Ray Catcher

Ch. 4: Act 2: White Supremacy and the Church of the Second Amendment - @Intercepted w @JeremyScahill - Air Date 2-28-18

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Inessential - Bayou Birds

Ch. 6: Act 3: Close the Boyfriend Loophole - @FullFrontalSamB - Air Date: 11-02-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Yarrow and Root - The Bulwark

Ch. 8: Act 4: The BIGGEST Problem is American Gun Culture - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 02-22-18

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Lakal - Speakeasy

Ch. 10: Act 5: Help Students March for Their Lives on March 24th via @AMarch4OurLives #NeverAgain

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Planting Flags - K4

Ch. 12: Act 6: America has a different, toxic relationship to guns - Speak Out With Tim Wise - Air Date 2-20-18


Ch. 13: Thoughts on the lesser-known victims of the opioid crisis - Ani from Alabama

Ch. 14: False equivalency between US and Israel - Zach from Atlanta

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent

Ch. 15: Final comments incorporating the legacy of colonialism in its various forms

BONUS CLIP 1: Juan Gonzalez on the hidden forces behind global immigration - @Intercepted w @JeremyScahill - Air Date 1-31-18

BONUS CLIP 2: Blood, Sweat and Tears (City of the Future, Part 2) - 99% Invisible - Air Date 2-21-18, 2-28-18

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Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)



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National School Walkout: Thousands Protest Against Gun Violence Across the U.S. (NY Times)

Students from Parkland and Chicago unite to expand the gun control conversation (Vox)

Florida passes gun control bill but fails to ban assault-style weapons used in Parkland school shooting (Independent)

College and University Update on Disciplinary Actions (NACAC)

Drive them to a march. Buy their gas. Whatever it takes, support all kids marching today (The Guardian)

The Students of Stoneman Douglas (60 Minutes)

Universities Tell Applicants That Protesting Gun Violence Won’t Affect Admissions (Huffington Post)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Jeff Duneman
    commented 2018-05-01 23:30:51 -0400
    Excellent review and historical analysis!
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