Majority Villain (Comedy and News Analysis)

GOP or WWE?

If you heard a sound bite of a raucous crowd, would you know if it was a Republican or professional wrestling event?  Because sometimes they sound eerily similar…

A year ago today, most people thought we would already be discussing a Hillary Clinton presidency, and the Trump train would have turned and the joke would be tired.  While the joke is tired, the Trump train is in full force.  However, Clinton’s journey to the White House has been far from any coronation that many had predicted, and surging surprise candidate, Bernie Sanders, has been able to maintain a virtual tie ahead of the infamous March 1st “Super Tuesday”.  But it’s also not helpful if you don’t know what a caucus or a primary is, or how these “super delegates” are giving a bleeding Clinton campaign so much needed assistance.

Lastly, it seems totally implausible, but the factors motivating people who #feelthebern for self-described Socialist-Democrat Bernie Sanders are often the same factors motivating Trumpeters.  See how these outsider candidates are tapping into the very same frustrations in very different ways.

Majority Villain is a show working to podcast the shit out of democracy.  Produced and hosted by Greg Haddock, co-hosted by Graham Rue with help from Andrea Schmidt.  For a full list of today’s contributors visit majorityvillain.com or check out the show notes on your device.  Find and like the show on Facebook and Twitter @majorityvillain and email greg@majorityvillain.com.  Music provided by Blue Dot Sessions, Evil Bear Boris, Will Bangs, and Broke for Free from www.freemusicarchive.org under Creative Commons licensing.

Direct download: 25_-_Rock_Hard_Caucus.mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 6:18am CEST

Full Interview With Jay! #BOTL

Full Interview with Jay from Best of the Left
Congratulations on 10 years of podcasting!

Hey Villains! Rate and Review the show!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/majority-villain/id877298705?mt=2

Jay! Tomlinson is my guest and he is the host of the award-winning podcast Best of the Left.  He became seriously interested in politics in 2003 during the Iraq war invasion.  With zero experience editing audio or managing a website Tomlinson launched Best of the Left in January 2006 at the age of 23. In 2009 the show won it's first Podcast Award in the Best Produced category and then again in 2012.  With help from activist/journalist, Katie Klabusich the show has been refined and expanded over the years to now include voicemails from listeners and activism segments produced in-house that give listeners an outlet to make a difference in the stories they hear on the show.  It is an extremely hands-on approach to podcasting.

Now, with 10 years of podcasting, Jay is a pioneer in podcasting, and with almost 1000 episodes, Best of the Left is one of the best shows there is for receiving the rundown on all that progressive radio and television has to offer.

Music provided Evil Bear Boris and Blue Dot Sessions through freemusicarchive.org under Creative Commons Licensing.

Great piece on “Black Lives Matter” #BLM from Best of the Left
http://www.bestoftheleft.com/_981_the_struggle_for_justice_continues_blacklivesmatter
-“How Obama Enables Atrocities” by Robert Parry
https://consortiumnews.com/2016/01/04/how-obama-enables-atrocities/
-fightfor15.org

Direct download: Full_Interview_With_Jay_BOTL_2.mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 4:04pm CEST

#24 - Jay from Best Of The Left

Greg interviews Jay from Best Of The Left about his journey to podcasting, progressive and libertarian politics, and Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.  It's a side of Jay you don't get to see so often on his show.  Killer convo, killer guy.


Congratulations on 10 years of podcasting!

Jay! Tomlinson, is my guest today and host of the award-winning podcast Best of the Left.  He became seriously interested in politics in 2003 during the Iraq war invasion.  With zero experience editing audio or managing a website Tomlinson launched Best of the Left in January 2006 at the age of 23. In 2009 the show won it's first Podcast Award in the Best Produced category and then again in 2012.  With help from activist/journalist, Katie Klabusich the show has been refined and expanded over the years to now include voicemails from listeners and activism segments produced in-house that give listeners an outlet to make a difference in the stories they hear on the show.  It is an extremely hands-on approach to podcasting.  Now, with 10 years of podcasting, Jay is a pioneer in podcasting, and with almost 1000 episodes, Best of the Left is one of the best shows there is for receiving the rundown on all that progressive radio and television has to offer. www.bestoftheleft.com

*News You May Have Missed*
HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY CITIZENS UNITED


AMMON BUNDY AND HIS MILITIA


IRAN U.S. Navy sailors taken captive
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/iran-navy-sailors-images-217709


NYPD POLICE SERGEANT KIZZY ADONIS
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/man-jailed-filming-eric-garners-death-eat-rat-poison-prisons-food/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/09/nyregion/new-york-police-sergeant-to-face-internal-charges-in-eric-garner-confrontation.html?_r=0
http://www.democracynow.org/2016/1/12/eric_garners_daughter_instead_of_black

U.S. SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS
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Majority Villain is a show about Democracy and the power of people united.  Because of the inherent danger that unity supplies to the status quo and the powers-that-be, we are villains.

Majority Villain is hosted and produced by Greg Haddock, co-hosted by Graham Rue with help from Andrea Schmidt.  And now email me at Greg@majorityvillain.com.
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Music provided Evil Bear Boris and Blue Dot Sessions through freemusicarchive.org under Creative Commons Licensing.

-Link to one of Best Of The Left’s last shows.
http://www.bestoftheleft.com/_981_the_struggle_for_justice_continues_blacklivesmatter
-“How Obama Enable Atrocities” by Robert Parry
https://consortiumnews.com/2016/01/04/how-obama-enables-atrocities/
-fightfor15.org

Direct download: 24_-_Jay_Best_Of_The_Left.mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 3:53pm CEST

#23 - *SPECIAL* COP21 Paris

Welcome to Paris for the United Nations 21st Conference of Parties on Climate Change or COP21.

Word on the Street - Paris Addition

Andi and I made it to Paris on December 12th to join with people from all across the globe to show international demand for accountability to the nearly 200 countries that signed the climate deal keeping our planet below 1.5 degrees Celsius.  This moment is monumental, but it’s also a long way from being a reality.  It will still require ratification on April 22nd, 2016 in New York, and more than ever, that everyday people continue to talk about climate change and the desire for a clean, stable planet.

Music provided by Jess Gold and Chris Philpott - recorded on sight in Paris, and by Yeyey through the freemusicarchive.org under Creative Commons Licensing.  

#350 #Fossilfuellatio #d12 #Redlines #COP21 #Climateaction #COP21Paris #SIRdavidattenborough

@350 @emigre_online 

Keywords: Free Netherlands, 350, Naomi Klein, UNICEF, Norway Socialist Youth, Friends of the Earth, Climate Action

Additional Sources:

www.350.org

www.cop21paris.org

www.cop21.gouv.fr

www.glassbeadgame.co.uk

Direct download: 23_-_SPECIAL_COP21_Paris_1.mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 12:39am CEST

#23 - COP21 Paris - Prologue

Andi and I head to the COP21 - 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties discussing a GLOBAL CLIMATE AGREEMENT in Paris. The importance of this event is huge, and your news probably isn't covering it.


Music by Evil Bear Boris under Creative Commons License.

Direct download: COP21-Paris_-_12_11_15_Prologue.mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 4:47pm CEST

#22 - Turkey Days & Terror Ways

Happy Thanksgiving to our fellow villains. 

 

Our hearts go out to all those affected by the attacks in Paris, Beirut, Turkey, and Mali.  What has occurred is awful.  But, you wouldn’t put a fire out with gasoline.  You wouldn’t teach your child that hitting is wrong by using a swift backhand.  Today, a light, but fruitful discussion about the value of appropriate response in the face of tragedy.  Ironically, we release this episode on Thanksgiving, the same day we Americans celebrate our own status as refugees.

 

#notinmyname

#nomorewar

#refugeeswelcome

#chriskrispykreme

 

Today’s show was written by Greg Haddock and Graham Rue, and produced by Greg Haddock with help from Andrea Schmidt.

Music Today provided by Evil Bear Boris, Indian Wells and The F****d Up Beat through Creative Commons licensing via www.FreeMusicArchive.org

 

Additional Sources:

http://mashable.com/2015/11/17/mccain-bizarre-to-discriminate-against-muslim-refugees/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed#T7sAUnNv05q8

 

http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/why-war-isis-will-fail-1513487412

 

http://m.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/a-1063161.html#spRedirectedFrom=www&referrrer=

 

http://www.thenation.com/article/whats-the-real-story-behind-the-american-attack-on-doctors-without-borders/

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3321624/France-launches-wave-bombing-raids-Syria.html

 

https://www.facebook.com/juergentodenhoefer/posts/10153335243745838

Direct download: 22_-_Turkey_Days__Terror_Ways.mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 4:07pm CEST

I'm Racist.  But aren't we all a little bit?  To find out how much, Graham and I have taken the test at Racismtest.org and have posted our results here.  Music by Evil Bear Boris, Blue Dot Sessions, and Buildings.  #Blacklivesmatter #I'mracist @Racismtest

Direct download: 21_-_Im_Racist.mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 8:17pm CEST

#20 - Labor Day & Immigration

Why is Donald Trump good for the election in 2016?  Aaand of course why he isn’t.  Also, how can getting too excited about Bernie Sanders be a bad thing?  Immigrants take over, and the unions do what unions do.

 

This show’s music provided by Learning Music, Billy Bragg, Pink and Brown, Evil Bear Boris, Yeyey, and Uke Stanza.

 

Sources and cites used are www.ilmfeed.com, www.ringoffireradio.com, money.cnn.com, and www.fightfor15.org.

 

#HilaryClinton, #DonaldTrump, #FeeltheBern, #LaborDay2015 #RusselBrand #Immigration #Migrationcrisis

Direct download: 20_-_Labor_Day__Immigration.mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 11:22pm CEST

Donald Trump announces his presidency, and then we make fun of him.  Who is "we", you ask?  I present my new co-host Graham Rue @instagraham with a welcome gift as he describes his distaste for U.S. politics and his forbidden love with common sense as he prophesies the 2016 presidential election of Independent VT Senator Bernie Sanders.  Music provided by the Free Music Archive (www.freemusicarchive.org) under Creative Commons.  Today's music by Evil Bear Boris and Shopping. 

Direct download: 19_-_Graham_Rue_Joins_MV.mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 9:31pm CEST

#18 - MV Turns One Year

(Orig. aired 11/2014)  Timeless and relevant discussion about the undying need to empathize with other's positions as I share my story of living in Germany.  Aaaand how worthless congress is which is unfortunately also timeless.
Music by Evil Bear Boris and Shopping. Clips by Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Written and produced by Greg Haddock.  And special thanks to Jay! and the team #BotL @BestoftheLeft and MV's recent feature on the show.  Thanks!

Direct download: 18_One_Year_M.V..mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 7:18pm CEST

#17 - Sell the Home Less

First and foremost - a very special thanks to graphic designer Brett Bolin for the brand new logo!
Today's show focuses on Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, Iran, and the darker details of America's housing market.
Clips and music today by Paul Piff at UC Berkley, Shopping, Evil Bear Boris, Wreck & Reference, Post Materialists, Graham Rue and Juan Gonzales of Democracy Now!

Direct download: 17_-_Sell_the_Home_Less_.mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 10:49pm CEST

#16 - The Internet, Man

After MILLIONS OF COMMENTS from people like you, chairman Tom Wheeler of the FCC announces that internet providers will NOT be able to provide "fast lanes" to premium customers at the cost of "slow lanes" to everyone else.  As we enjoy this major MV victory, it's time to reflect on the beauty of the interwebs.

Direct download: 16_The_Internet_Man.mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 4:51pm CEST

This is the full interview of the show released on February 6th, 2015.  For an edited and slightly shorter version refer back to that episode.

Direct download: MansurGidfarFullInterview.mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 10:12pm CEST

#15 - Represent.Us Interview with Mansur Gidfar

Mansur Gidfar of Represent.Us tells us all about how money is corrupting our political process in the good ole USofA and what we can do about it.  He comes from a group with some serious street cred, a plan, and a running start.  You don't want to miss this, unless of course you hate democracy and freedom in equal measure.

Direct download: 15_Represent.Us_Interview_with_Mansur_Gidfar.mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 9:57pm CEST

#14 - Reflections

Reflections: A Tribute to George Douthit III

From Michael Brown and Eric Garner to Boko Haram and Charlie Hebdo - a lot has happened in the last month.  But what makes it really ugly is the way people have chosen sides in some of these events.

Direct download: Reflections.mp3
Category:Comedy and News Analysis -- posted at: 11:56pm CEST