January 15, 2020
This week we are #cursed with an absence - as David is on a diplomatic mission to China. Nevertheless, we persisted. Brit and Chris discuss how Troy PD just T-Boned a friend and then blamed it on bail reform, Republican gerrymandering exposed by a GOP operative's anarchist daughter, who is giving cash to the 2020 candidates, an officer-involved shit sandwich, a general strike in India, and how science is spicing up everyone favorite vegetable-fruit.
*BONUS CONTENT INSIDE!!!* - At the end of this episode, Britney puts her professional voice acting skills to task and reads to you, our dear listener, the first chapter of Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin. Enjoy!
We got links!
Contributions vibe check: (https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/11/08/2020-presidential-election-democratic-candidates-national-security-employees-contributions/), (https://www.waldrn.com/candidate-support-by-occupation-in-the-2020-democratic-primary/)
December 23, 2019
Happy Holidays Y'all! The gang is back and in festive cheer! We discuss the recent debates, impeachment, spurious notions of terrorism, the state of the bill of rights and militarization of police, all while David gets cat-fished live. We talk about how Pete Buttigieg has a Wikipedia super fan that definitely isn't him, and for our wildflower, the gang escalates The War On Christmas with a discussion some mythological roots of Santa that stem from psychedelic arctic shaman, the fungi Amanita Muscaria, tripping reindeer, and drinking pee.
Buttigieg's Wiki Superfan: (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/12/pete-buttigieg-wikipedia-page-editor.html)
Santa is a Psychedelic Mushroom by Matthew Salton: (https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000005607627/santa-is-a-psychedelic-mushroom.html)
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December 17, 2019
Another leftist drinking party, another hungover leftist podcast recording day! This week we discuss a few important reasons about why Mayor Pete is a P.O.S.! Then Britney and David have Sean Collins (author and contributor at Strike Wave www.thestrikewave.com @strikewave) over in their home studio to get into a deep dive of the past UK election. For our wildflower, we discuss how the MLB is now going to allow players to get stoned!
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November 19, 2019
It's Scorpio season, and the gang is back, albeit perhaps a bit hungover from a late night celebrating the birthdays of David and Chris. We get into the Bolivian crisis - a brutal military coup - the lithium mine interests, the manufacturing of a liberal legitimacy consensus through mainstream media and twitter bots, and the need to abolish the CIA for any hope of international socialist solidarity. We then talk about how the US Navy Seals are being warned not to report war crimes, the class division in the military, drone tech, and the effect of distance on the ability to do violence. Our wildflower is a vaccine that can render cats hypo-allergenic, and the delightful story of how Chris catnapped his kitty Marla armed with frozen taquitos and a laundry basket.
Links: David's article on Bolivian tweets: (https://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2019/11/12/here-are-all-the-examples-of-bolivia/)
Officer Adrian Schoolcraft's struggle to resist the NYPD quota system: (https://www.thisamericanlife.org/414/right-to-remain-silent)
Seals warned against reporting war crimes: (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/us/navy-seals-crimes-of-war.html)
Hypo-Allergenic Cat Vaccine: (https://gizmodo.com/scientists-have-created-a-vaccine-for-cat-allergies-bu-1837242570)
Episode art is apparently a legit challenge coin for Florida cops. Gods save us, everyone.
November 7, 2019
The gang is back, and we're talking that talk. We begin by commemorating Beto's bowing out from the presidential race with a reading of a piece by David wherein Beto takes mushrooms with his friend and exposes on the pleasure of becoming a bag of spiders. Then we laugh about how much of a goofy racist piece of shit Richard Spencer is, discuss how fusion voting and opportunity to ballot are making our local elections horrible, and whether ranked choice voting has a chance of helping the situation. We finish up with the heartwarming tale of how Peter Daou went from being a Lebanese child soldier, to Clinton acolyte, to the chairmen of a political revolution calling for a general strike.
David piece on Beto getting weird: (https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/11/hello-i-am-a-sentient-bag-of-spiders-formerly-known-as-beto-orourke)
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October 10, 2019
This week the gang is #blessed with a guest: Justin Roczniak of Do Not Eat YouTube fame and acclaim. We discuss Tesla under-delivering their electric Ford Pintos, cars being just the absolute worst, some light history on urban transit is sprinkled throughout, and we ask: nuclear energy - hot or not? Wildflowers for the week are about how strikes are dope, and what soothing media opiates we consume to get through stressful work sessions.