Tue, 1 November 2016
As the 2016 presidential election comes to a close there remains at least one thing most Americans can agree on — we are glad it is almost over.
Fri, 26 August 2016
Happy 500th Birthday, Reinheitsgebot. Now Piss Off!
Special thanks to Josh and Angie at Verboten Brewing; Homebrewer Eric Ellzey; Vathana Thorn, Rasmus Muttscheller, and Ollie Klobenzer at Kraftbierwerkstatt; Daniela Vogl for her fantastic Reinheitsgebot Bayerisch, and Jonathan Reeves for his beer mood music.
Fri, 29 July 2016
Can you imagine an even "trumpier Trump"? Like a Trump that's high on meth, or gives hand guns to children, or maybe one actively campaigning on a platform to replace all US currency faces with that thatch pelt we see every night on the news.
Imagining a worse Trump may be an exercise that however exhausting could be just as necessary in trying to understand what exactly birthed the great American embarrassment.
Fri, 20 May 2016
#BernieOrBust - If Bernie gets burned by the Democrats, is it time to “Bust”? Can a 3rd party change the corporate tide of American politics?
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Graham and I talk about Bernie or bust from two different angles. Graham defends the Democratic party saying it is safer than the Republican party with Donald Trump at the helm. I disagree saying that despite a rigged election Hillary Clinton is at least as dangerous as the alternative.
I say if we can’t have Bernie then it’s time to bust out and vote Green in 2016. Graham doesn’t like Clinton, but claims a Democrat remains a safer choice. What do you think? If Bernie gets robbed is it time to BUST?
Majority Villain is hosted and produced by Greg Haddock, co-hosted by Graham Rue with help from Andrea Schmidt. All music used is found from the freemusicarchive.org under Creative Commons licensing. For a full list of contributors and musicians visit the website at www.majorityvillain.com/thepodcast. Email me at Greg@majorityvillain.com.
We are the majority. We are villains. And status quos are for suckers.
Music provided today by Dana Doss, Evil Bear Boris and Waylon Thornton.
Much love to new Twitter villains: @ponfaros @macjuanma @thetalkvillain Y’all are awesome!
Sun, 24 April 2016
www.bernieorbust.com - think about it.
So many think that a vote for Hillary is a vote for the left. But Democrats deserted that position over 40 years ago. The Clintons aren't our friends. Obama has tried and largely failed to fill that role. They want to convince us to play ball no matter who is on the field.
Sat, 2 April 2016
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Trump. He’s a dick. He’s not very smart. Hell, he’s not even all that rich. So why do people like him? Graham and I explore everything, but that thing he calls his hair.
Music by www.FreeMusicArchive.org via Creative Commons Licensing. Today’s music is from Evil Bear Boris, Dave Depper, Doctor Turtle, and Ryan Little.
Special Thanks to Daniela, Flo, and Michael.
April 16th-18th. www.democracyawakening.org. March.
Thu, 10 March 2016
In 1963, while Bernie Sanders was busy getting arrested protesting for civil rights, Goldwater-girl Hillary Clinton was busy working for a presidential nominee who opposed the Civil Rights Act. Oh Snap!
Volunteer for Bernie and get out and vote! Special thanks to members of Democrats Abroad. Logo by @Faustian_Rubble. Music by Evil Bear Boris, Blue Dot Sessions, and Billy Bragg by freemusicarchive.org. Sarah McLachlan's "Angel" altered under fair use.
Wed, 24 February 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Music provided by Blue Dot Sessions, Evil Bear Boris, Will Bangs, and Broke for Free from www.freemusicarchive.org under Creative Commons licensing.
Fri, 29 January 2016
Full Interview with Jay from Best of the Left
Music provided Evil Bear Boris and Blue Dot Sessions through freemusicarchive.org under Creative Commons Licensing.
Fri, 22 January 2016
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.
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
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Fri, 18 December 2015
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
Keywords: Free Netherlands, 350, Naomi Klein, UNICEF, Norway Socialist Youth, Friends of the Earth, Climate Action
Fri, 11 December 2015
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.
Thu, 26 November 2015
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.
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
Mon, 2 November 2015
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
Mon, 7 September 2015
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