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  • Ep 228 Stop Pretending

    18 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    On what has traditionally been called "Blog Against Theocracy" weekend, Blue Gal argues that her fellow Christians should stop it with the legislation of religion and get right with God or whatever. Plus Arianna Huffington and David Brooks start thinking…
  • Ep 227 The Ayn Rand Musical

    11 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    We discuss a contest to name the Ayn Rand Musical (which is really a thing) and also the World of Work. Colbert gets hired, the kissing congressman's girlfriend gets fired, and we recorded this podcast before Kathleen Sebelius could quit. (The second half of…
  • Ep 226 The Corrupt Supremes and 'Workers are People, My Friend”

    4 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    The horrible Supreme Court decision, where we Progressives go from here, and labor relations when workers aren’t “people.” More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com
  • Ep 225 Don't Ever Interview Newt Gingrich in a Wig

    28 March 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    A week when the 24 hour news cycle let all the Chickenhawks on the air because controversy. Chris Hayes learns a valuable lesson about crazy women from Americans for Prosperity, and we round up the week with another audio Science Fiction University. More at…
  • Ep 224 Obamacare and Zombies

    21 March 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    We discuss Bill Kristol, our Medicaid saga, and Zombie books. Plus, Science Fiction University takes your philosophical and gossip questions. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com.
  • Ep 223: Abraham Lincoln, RINO

    14 March 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    Lincoln was a Republican in name only. Also denialism hits ACA beneficiaries hard, and why whould the Congressional Progressive Caucus even FLOAT a budget? More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com
  • Ep 222 CPAC, Rachel Maddow, and "Lindsey Graham for President"?

    7 March 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    Driftglass wonders why Lindsey Graham isn't running for President. CPAC panels on parade, and why we can't have a real conversation on TV about war, hunger, and corruption. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com
  • Ep 221 Framing the (Money) Debate

    28 February 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    Free trips for members of Congress? And in Science Fiction University we remember Harold Ramis. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com
  • Ep 220 Flyover Country Liberals

    21 February 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    We discuss flyover country, the VW union vote, and how ACA has become the Missouri Compromise of the 21st Century. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com
  • Ep 219 What We Love: Unions, Liberals, Science Fiction

    14 February 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    Happy Valentine's Day! More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com
  • Ep 218 The Media Malpractice Edition

    7 February 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    h/t Paul Krugman on The Colbert Report for the title. Media malpractice in hiring Bill Kristol, fearing Chris Christie, mis-reading the CBO report, and negating the importance of facts. All in one week. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com
  • Ep 217 State of the Union - "Poor and Proud"

    31 January 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    We react to the State of the Union without getting tossed off a balcony. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com
  • Ep 216 Glenn Beck's Apology Tour?

    24 January 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    Glenn Beck apologizes and Morning Joe gives him a tongue bath. Why conservatives can't argue facts. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com
  • Ep 215 Our 4 Year Anniversary Show

    17 January 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    The Podcast is four years old this week! We celebrate in the usual way, by podcasting about liberal politics and the crimes of the mainstream media. More at professionalleft.blogspot.com.
  • Ep 214 Chris Christie Takes the Cannoli

    10 January 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    Really, Chris Christie, don't tell me you're innocent. Because it insults my intelligence and makes me very angry. And Blue Gal channels her inner Liz Cheney. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com.
  • Ep 213 WHERE does Ted Cruz take a leak?

    3 January 2014, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    Media fail on the Benghazi story again; the anti-Clinton GOP playbook recycled for today, and why Ted Cruz can um, tell any TV reporter "it's raining." More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com.
  • Ep 212 Change from Within

    27 December 2013, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    The difference between 'passive' and 'prioritized' politics. BG suggests we not wait for a certain generation to "die off" before pushing for change. And after the music, a somber letter regarding grief, loss and healing. More at…
  • Ep 211 The Media's Statue-of-Liberty Playbook

    20 December 2013, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    Turns out the media passes around right-wing memes like a football during the Statue of Liberty play. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com
  • Ep 210 The Downton Abbey Jesus

    13 December 2013, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    Fox's Megyn Kelly says Jesus and Santa are white, we get a letter insisting that BOTH sides... DG reacts accordingly.
  • Ep 209 Let Them Take Dog Medicine plus Limbaugh

    6 December 2013, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    We read a suprising submission to an investment column about taking your own dog's prescription medication. DG does a spot-on Rush Limbaugh impersonation, plus Bible Bitch and Sci Fi University visits The Doctor.
  • Ep 208 Thanksgiving and Media Double Standards

    29 November 2013, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    Firing Alec Baldwin might have been the right thing, but what about other media mess ups? And some of your Thanksgiving letters (more of those next week).
  • Ep 207 We Don't Negotiate With Terrorists

    22 November 2013, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    The JFK and Gettysburg anniversaries yield some dangerous and nasty rhetoric on the right. Why we DON"T want Elizabeth Warren for President, and DG's thoughts on employment. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com.
  • Ep 206 - If you like your hurricane death toll, you can keep it!

    15 November 2013, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    The mainstream media compares the Obamacare rollout to Hurricane Katrina. No, really. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com
  • Ep 205 Where are the White Women At? The Voting Booth.

    8 November 2013, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    Do Virginia gubernatorial results and angry Texas voters point out that we are entering another suffragette-driven Progressive Era? More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com
  • Ep 204 The Perfect IOKIYAR Moment

    1 November 2013, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    Rand Paul provides a perfect instance of IOKIYAR. Also JP Morgan Chase spends your food stamp money on lobbying. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com.
  • Ep 203 IT Obamacare, The Pope, and the USA is NOT broke.

    25 October 2013, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    DG remembers working in IT for government, the Pope says stuff he'd have been burned for five centuries ago, and we discuss obscene campaign finance and "Inherit the Wind." More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.com
  • Ep 202 Shutdown Over and Casablanca

    18 October 2013, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    DG makes predictions about the media, sees Casablanca again, and after the music, we discuss whether Science Fiction is the canary in our political coal mine. More at Professionalleft.blogspot.com
  • Ep 201 We Need Insurance and the GOP Needs a Green Pen

    11 October 2013, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    "Both Sides Don't" goes kinda viral, and the GOP loses big-time in polls and in policy. Also, we shop the Obamacare Exchanges because we have to. More at Professional Left dot blogspot dot com.
  • Bonus: Breaking Bad Mini-Cast "Felina"

    4 October 2013, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    We discuss the final episode of "Breaking Bad."
  • Ep 200 The Republican Shutdown

    4 October 2013, 12:00 pm by: Driftglass and Blue Gal

    Thanks for all the support! The Professional Left Podcast is 200 episodes old! Also, the Federal Government shut down. Coincidence?

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