#825 This might be the solution (Money in politics)

Today we look at the classic issue of how money in politics has totally fucked us all and at one way to possibly turn the tables. Details at MayOne.us

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: The Political 1% of the 1% - @SunFoundation - Air Date: 06-24-13

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

Ch. 4: Act 2: American Democracy no Longer Works - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 04-15-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Live Like You're Dying - Lenka

Ch. 6: Act 3: SCOTUS Defines Corruption - @dccommonsense - Air Date 4-5-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Any Way You Want It - Journey: Greatest Hits

Ch. 8: Act 4: Lawrence Lessig’s March to End Corruption - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date: 2-14-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Walk Beside Me - Real Time

Ch. 10: Act 5: Lawrence @Lessig: The unstoppable walk to political reform - TED - Air Date: March 2014

Ch. 11: Song 5: Ask - The Sound of The Smiths

Ch. 12: Act 6: Mayday PAC Launch - MayOne.US (@lessig) - Air Date: 4-29-14


Ch. 13: Ethical Electric available in Delaware - ? From Delaware

Ch. 14: Examining polyamory - Melissa from New York

Ch. 15: Religion is a choice - Sonya from Minnesota

Ch. 16: Continuing the discussion on polygamy - Amanda from San Diego

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 17: Final comments on MayOne.us and the need for progressive media marketing

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

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Jay Tomlinson
    commented 2014-05-12 18:42:40 -0400
    A network is a fine idea and it’s something I’m considering proposing but I think there needs to be a step 2 that’s something bigger than just cross promotion. What could a network of progressive shows do, working together, to promote themselves outside of their own narrow outlets? If a network were to partner with outside media to spread the message wider, what would that look like? Any ideas are welcome!
  • DizziMor
    commented 2014-05-12 13:58:37 -0400
    Hey jay, love the show. I just want to say if you’re looking for a way to get the word out and garner support I don’t see why you don’t look to all the friends you mentioned. I am subscribed to The Young Turks on youtube, I listen to Jimmy Dore’s show on his site, catch David Packman on his site, etc etc…

    But what if you were all on one “network” so to speak? What if there was a single site all the shows could be found on, with Best of the Left serving as a sort of flagship. In a way it already is. Your podcast has brought so many shows to listener’s attention. Imagine what you and all the other shows could do if you combined.

    Sure, all the shows do it differently. Some are far more serious than others. But that’s what a network is all about: diversity. And Diversity is also what we on the left are all about. I dunno, just an idea :)
  • Brian Smith
    commented 2014-05-12 07:38:39 -0400
    sign the petition – http://www.wolf-pac.com/
  • Jay Tomlinson
    commented 2014-05-11 21:32:52 -0400
    Tony, that’s not a real song. It’s just a free bit of audio that comes with GarageBand. It’s called “Half Moon Bay”.
  • Tony Rideout
    commented 2014-05-11 21:17:38 -0400
    Hi Jay, great show. I listen to it frequently and draw inspiration from it. From time to time, I hear this haunting guitar riff at the end of some of the chapters and I have never been able to track down the source. It appears in this episode at around 55:58. I wonder if you or someone else could identify it for me. TIA

  • Stephen Dubois
    commented 2014-05-11 19:18:14 -0400
    Jay, this show fired me up!! I’m on board with helping to save our country. I’m convinced campaign finance reform is the best way of getting rid of the clowns mismanaging our government.
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