#922 A crisis of culture (Capitalism)

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Today we take a hard look at modern-day civilization and culture and ponder what we could do to make things better

Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: The Death of Culture at the Hands of the Profit Motive - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-20-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: My Conversation - The Uniques

00:13:04 Ch. 4: Act 2: Visionary Sci Fi for an Age of Acquiescence - The F Word with @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 4-20-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Design - Fiction Company

00:15:58 Ch. 6: Act 3: .@ShawnAchor - The happy secret to better work - @TEDTalks - Air Date: 2-1-12

Ch. 7: Song 3: Everybody Loves a Happy Ending (iTunes Originals Version) - Tears for Fears

00:29:08 Ch. 8: Act 4: A Brief History of Humankind - @DecodeDC - Air Date: 4-30-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: "Going Sane" - Two Cheers

00:40:39 Ch. 10: Act 5: Lacking liberty from slavery to feudalism to capitalism - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 2-1-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Revolution - Grandaddy

00:55:40 Ch. 12: Act 6: .@TheNextSystem Project- National Launch Webinar - Best of the Left Activism


00:58:10 Ch. 14: What I took away from the Baltimore episode - Ryan from Pheonix

01:02:54 Ch. 15: Thanks for Baltimore episode - Isaiah from New York

01:03:35 Ch. 16: Nonviolence doesn't work when society is callous to suffering - Diane from Houston

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:06:01 Ch. 17: Final comments on capitalism, culture and The Next System Project

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

Activism: @TheNextSystem Project: National Launch Webinar

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WATCH The Next System Project National Launch Webinar moderated by Laura Flanders of GritTV

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Nate Fuckin' Bear
    commented 2015-05-17 12:20:17 -0400
    I love this episode. I want sequels! (Provided you can find more clips) Everyone should listen to this one. Sharing this asap!
  • John Grein
    commented 2015-05-16 10:28:06 -0400
    Often times I’m conflicted when listening to Best of the Left because it’s very nature tends to focus on the problems and negative sides of our culture and society. I enjoy it immensely, but I am sometimes left with the feeling of Sisyphus pushing the Boulder uphill, we can never make it to the top. Then this episode comes along, full of hope and focused on the positive that we can do! Thanks Jay for taking a step away from the impossibility of culture to focus on some happiness.
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