#797 Trouble at the old pharm (Health Care)

Today we take a look at the seedy underbelly of the industry that creates all of those wonderful, life-saving drugs that sit at the crossroads of western medicine and western capitalism.

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare - EscapeFireMovie - Air Date: 07-12-12

Ch. 3: Song 1: Mothers of the Night - Last Night

Ch. 4: Act 2: Who are the REAL Obamacare Hypocrites? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-07-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Margaret On the Guillotine - Viva Hate

Ch. 6: Act 3: This Is Why Healthcare Costs So Much - @majorityfm - Air Date: 12-11-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: Snake Oil - Right Away People - Live, Vol. 2

Ch. 8: Act 4: Major Pharm Company To End Payments To Doctors - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-21-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: First Patient - From the Philip Glass Recording Archive, Vol. IV: Neverwas

Ch. 10: Act 5: Map Shows Damage Caused by Anti-Vaccine Movement - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-29-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Bad Idea - Bad Idea

Ch. 12: Act 6: Stand Up For Mental Health - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 14: Act 7: Big Pharma CEO: Our Medicine is for Rich People, Not Indians - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-29-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Two Points for Honesty - Lost and Gone Forever

Ch. 16: Act 8: New Once-A-Month Vitamin Presents Choking Hazard - @TheOnion

Ch. 17: Song 8: Choke - Run

Ch. 18: Act 9: Hepatitis C Cure Discovered - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-06-14


Ch. 19: Personhood is not the central principle in abortion debate - Mara from Pittsburgh

Ch. 20: Science as the deciding factor - Dirk from Madison, WI

Ch. 21: Rebuttal to bodily autonomy - Anonymous

Ch. 22: Comparing the ideas of obligation vs bodily autonomy - Mara from Pittsburgh

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 23: Final comments on why bodily autonomy is the primary consideration and personhood is secondary

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


Stand Up For Mental Health Campaign

Additional Activism/Resources:

Affordable Care Act

National Alliance of Mental Illness

 h/t Feminista Jones

Sources/further reading:

"When ‘Positivity' Goes Wrong: Please Stop Shaming People For Being Sad”

by Pia Glen 

"USDA Announces Support for Mental Health Facilities in Rural Areas"

Doctors For America


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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