Episode #806

Date November 14, 2016

Run Time 1:21:07

We react to the results of the 2016 Election, then distract ourselves with funny stories by Josh Gondelman, Adam Newman, Jillian Welsh and Jay Flewelling.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: It Never Entered My Mind, Tangerine and Prisoner of Love by Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster

Live Story: Aunt Flo by Jillian Welsh

Interstitial: The Curse of Aunt Flo by Jeff Barr

Live Story: So Bismarckian! by Josh Gondelman

Song: Talkin’ Bout a Revolution by Tracy Chapman

Live Story: 60/40 by Jay Flewelling

Interstitial: Gettin’ Bi (feat. Pete Gardner) from the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Soundtrack

Live Story: The Canvas Can Do Miracles by Adam Newman

Song: Power to the People by John Lennon

Song: This Land Is Your Land by Odetta, Arlo Guthrie and Will Geer



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7 years ago

The 3 books I mentioned on this episode are Doing Democracy by Bill Moyers, An Action a Day by Mike Hudema, and Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change by Nick Cooney. The organizations I suggested people might want to look into joining were the NAACP, 350.org and the Democratic Socialists of America. A place you can go right now in order to contact your representative about the popular vote is NationalPopularVote.com. And there’s a Women’s March on Washington (for EVERYONE who supports women’s rights) on January 21 with an FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2169332969958991/

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7 years ago

Love your show, but please stick to what you do best as well as your original policy, and leave politics out of your show. That sucked.

7 years ago

Kevin, I waited all week to hear your commentary on the state of our country and the world… And thank you so very much for sharing your thoughts!! This IS Our Community, and your show is possibly one of the best antodotes to bigotry and racism that I can think of. What better way to learn from each other and gain respect and empathy for each other than listening to stories about our most beautiful or darkest and hardest or joyful experiences… also. Thank you for the l a u g h s !! Just what we needed

7 years ago

Bless your heart Kevin. If you need an argument for why politics can’t be left out of any form of media I have a link to a good video. Matt Lees, the fellow in the video, is a game reviewer but I think his points apply to every aspect of life. Also, video games were the canary in the coal mine when it comes to the current state of global discourse.

7 years ago

Loved your speech at the top of the show, Kevin. I was so happy when you also said that us lefties need to change the way we talk to people on the other side of the political spectrum. I understand that the anger and frustration and name-calling comes from a place of minorities/women being bullied and screwed over since the dawn of time, but shutting down conversations that could change a person’s viewpoint by calling them names isn’t very productive.

Also — WTF at the last story!? After hearing it I spoke to my mum because I was so horrified at what I had heard. Is it totally normal in the US to get hit by a car/be severely injured and then have second thoughts about calling an ambulance for help?? “I don’t have medical aid! Don’t call for help!” No one seemed to bat an eyelid at that. This is terrifying as hell. There is something incredibly wrong with a country whose citizens are too scared to call for help because costs of medical aid/calling an ambulance are so high because everything is privatised and you have no universal healthcare. Good lord. This IS NOT normal. *Rant over* *Hugs to all the American friends here* Good luck, guys…You’re going to need it for the next few years *More hugs*

Tammy Ray
7 years ago

Just listened to Aunt Flo. Great story! Thank you for sharing.

Tammy Ray
7 years ago

Thank you for your political commentary, Kevin. I also enjoy following your honest thoughts on The face place.

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