#1315 The Wrecking Crew (The Trump appointees running the government)

Air Date: 10–29-2019

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Today, we take a look at some of the main characters that make up the Trump administration to get a sense of who they are, where they're coming from and how they're working tirelessly to ruin everything good about our government and find brand new ways to be terrible.

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Trump went to a World Series game and was booed by the crowd, including chants to “Lock Him Up!”:

"A leader who's typically viewed

As being repugnant and crude

And went to a game

Expecting some fame

To bolster his ego, was booed"



Ch. 1: Rudy Giuliani - Past Present - Air Date 10-15-19

The crew discusses the political history of Rudy Giuliani and he's always been a snake.

Ch. 2: Unitary Executive Theory with Charlie Savage - Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill - Air Date 2-27-19

Jeremy Scahill and Charlie Savage discuss Bill Barr and Trump and their takeover of the Dept of Justice.

Ch. 3: Barr Speech Proves He's Trump with An Authoritarian Brain -The Majority Report with Sam Seder - Air Date 7-17-19

Sam discusses Bill Barr and his role in corruption in the Trump administration.

Ch. 4: Mike Pompeo, Christian Crusader and Koch Brother Ally with Lee Fang - Democracy Now - Air Date 3-14-18

Pompeo has a history of making Islamophobic statements. He’s also been a major ally to the billionaire right-wing Koch brothers.

Ch. 5: How Steve Mnuchin Profited From The Housing Bust with Aaron Glantz - Democracy Now - Air Date 10-15-19

Aaron Glantz discusses how Steven Mnuchin profited from ruining people's lives.

Ch. 6: Mike Pence with Tom LoBianco - BradCast with Nicole Sandler - Air Date 10-1-19

Nicole chats with Tom LoBianco about the dangerous "Christian" Mike Pence.


Ch. 7: My puddle of grey is confusing - Erin from Philadelphia

Ch. 8: The impact of election 2000 - Holly from San Francisco

Ch. 9: Broadcast stations selling ad space full of lies - Chris from San Diego


Ch. 10: Final comments on the legality of running political ads with lies

Ch. 11: Limerick of the Day from @LouC17


'A threat to democracy': William Barr's speech on religious freedom alarms liberal Catholics (The Guardian)

Bill Barr’s First Epistle to the Heathens (The New Republic)

William Barr Is Neck-Deep in Extremist Catholic Institutions (The Nation)

Mike Pence's problem with science (CNN)

The Danger of President Pence (The New Yorker)

Mike Pence: power, religion and America's 'shadow president' (The Guardian)

The Decline and Fall of Rudy Giuliani (GQ)

Where Did Rudy Go? (The Atlantic)

Curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • O Holy Still - Vacant Distillery
  • Trois Gnossiennes 3 - Blue Dot Sesisons
  • Banjo - Grey River
  • Cases to Rest - Bodytonic
  • Rafter - Speakeasy
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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