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  • Ep 494: Welcome to The Culture Wars

    Thu 11:00pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Thanks to the GOP for radicalizing white middle-class women! Jerry Nadler is running out of fks, and in local news, a walkout at the local newspaper drops an emotional bomb on Springfield. More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | SUPPORT OUR SHOW | BUY…
  • Ep 493: Is It 2007 All Over Again? And ALL Politics is LOCAL.

    May 10, 2019, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Driftglass gets involved locally and depressed nationally, but the children will lead us. And we wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to moms and mom-surrogates all over. More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | SUPPORT OUR SHOW | BUY PROLEFT MERCHCONTACT US,…
  • Ep 492 : The Rule of Douchebags and Reasons for Optimism

    May 3, 2019, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Congressional hearings are a reason for optimism, even with Barr and Trump’s stonewalling. And the “Rule of Douchebags” circles the wagons in media and the Trump White House. More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | SUPPORT OUR SHOW | BUY PROLEFT…
  • Ep 491: The Illegitimate So-Called President and Precedent

    Apr 26, 2019, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Mainstream media's obsession with "precedent" collides with Republicans persistent denial of their own history. Nixon? Never happened! George W. Bush? Never happened! And once Trump is gone, there will be a COLLUSION between the Republican power base and the…
  • Ep 490: Mueller Grabs the Narrative

    8:00pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    In spite of his administration’s efforts to front-load the narrative, the release of the Mueller Report has taken away the ability of Trump (and Barr) to tell the story of the Russia investigation. Narratives matter in Democratic politics and policy as well.…
  • Ep 489: Republicans Try to Re-Write History Again

    Apr 12, 2019, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    History will not judge Donald Trump, we will. It will require fighting the Trump-off machine that will inevitably be turned on by the frequently re-branding Republican Party, helped by the beltway media. More at ProLeftPod.com.Episode 489 Buttigieg links:…
  • Ep 488 Three Mexican Countries Cause Windmill Cancer

    Apr 5, 2019, 12:00 am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    A round up of the week's infuriating news, with evidence that the "coverup in plain sight" really is that. (Near the end, middle child interrupts our recording, only to get a genuine teen eyeroll back from Stepdad Driftglass himself.)  More at…
  • Ep 487: A Cover Up in Plain Sight

    Mar 29, 2019, 12:00 am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    The Barr Letter, announcements from our podcast, Driftglass's 14th blogiversary, and more at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY OFFICIAL PROLEFT MERCHCONTACT US, SUPPORT US, and READ OUR BLOGSThe Professional Left PodcastPO Box 9133Springfield IL…
  • Ep 486 Cows, Comey, and "No Collusion! No Collusion!"

    Mar 22, 2019, 12:00 am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Chris Hayes goes full Driftglass. James Comey is a David Brooks Beltway Republican.  Blue Gal is kind to herself for this pre-primary season. Warren, Buttigieg, Sanders, Hickenlooper (did WHAT with his mom?). More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY…
  • Ep 485: The Privileged Few

    Mar 15, 2019, 12:00 am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    This was a week about privileged people and their greed: rich college parents, gun manufacturers, journalism interns, White House Press corps, Paul Manafort, not to mention fake Christians and White Supremacists. We sense a theme here... More at…
  • Ep 484: Progressive Values FTW

    Mar 8, 2019, 12:00 am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Progressive values mean no DNC debate on Fox, LGBTQIA+ must be accepted in the United Methodist Church, and we liberals must learn to fight to win. More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY OFFICIAL PROLEFT MERCHCONTACT US, SUPPORT US, and READ OUR…
  • Ep 483 Where Are The Boxes?

    Mar 1, 2019, 12:00 am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Republicans "question" Cohen, the breakup of the United Methodist Church, and Why do “moderate” Republicans think THEY get to pick the Democratic nominee for President? More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY OFFICIAL PROLEFT MERCHCONTACT US,…
  • Ep 482: Trivia Night

    Feb 22, 2019, 12:00 am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We're headed to Trivia Night on Friday, and how that leads in to Roger Stone, Trump's fake "shutdown" woes, and a family birthday. Bernie enters the race, and Driftglass is *almost* out of twitter jail? More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY OFFICIAL…
  • Ep 481: Roger Stone Eat Your Heart Out

    Feb 15, 2019, 12:00 am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Driftglass and Blue Gal celebrate the day we met face to face eleven years ago. Oh sure, Roger Stone has a gag order from a federal judge, but Driftglass is in Twitter jail (again!). We feel chided by the Mister Rogers documentary, and instructed by Stacey…
  • BONUS Episode: Steve Schmidt and The BS Walks Podcast

    Feb 11, 2019, 12:00 am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Steve Schmidt got asked a "hard" question and walked out on his own podcast?!?  Driftglass and Blue Gal couldn't resist podcasting on this immediately.  More podcasts and no co-host meltdowns at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY OFFICIAL PROLEFT…
  • Ep 479 'Republicans Never Did This To President Obama'

    Feb 8, 2019, 12:00 am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Trump finally tells his biggest lie ever.  SOTU, Stacey Abrams, Jeff Bezos, Blackface, What we need in a Democratic nominee, and more.  Check out our website  ProLeftPod.com for merch and ways to support the show.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY OFFICIAL PROLEFT…
  • Ep 478 When Do Billionaire White Guys Get a Turn at the Microphone? KIDDING

    Feb 1, 2019, 12:00 am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Kidding! Kidding!  But with Howard Schultz, Noah Rothman, and of course, President Wangdoodle dominating the news this week, we wondered why. More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY OFFICIAL PROLEFT MERCHCONTACT US, SUPPORT US, and READ OUR BLOGSThe…
  • Ep 477: The Cave and The Stone

    Jan 25, 2019, 12:00 am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Roger Stone indicted, the so-called president caves, and we invent a new term for perpetual media reputation recovery, because the Weekly Standard never really goes out of business. More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY OFFICIAL PROLEFT MERCHCONTACT…
  • Ep 476 Trump's Terrible Twos (The Trump Shutdown Continues)

    Fri 12:00am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    A wild week framed by the New York Times story that the FBI investigated Trump as a Russian asset, and the Buzzsprout report that Trump told Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. And so much in between. The Trump Shutdown continues... More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW…
  • EP 475 Our Ninth Anniversary Show

    Jan 11, 2019, 12:00 am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We've been podcasting for 9 years, so we look back at an abbreviated (by Blue Gal) list (by Driftglass) of the past 9 years. You can read the whole list at Driftglass's blog. More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY OFFICIAL PROLEFT MERCHCONTACT US,…
  • Ep 474 ITMFA and a BOLO

    Jan 4, 2019, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    A Congresswoman shows her anger, and what it's about. We talk liberal anger versus conservative anger, and why the beltway press is totally comfortable with one of them. David Brooks blames "partisanship" and Chris Hayes makes a resolution we will help him…
  • Ep 473:Prague Spring

    Dec 28, 2018, 5:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Whoops there was a cell phone bounce in Prague. Trump went to a battleground despite his now-proven-to-be-fake bone spurs. And DG and BG visit the St. Louis Art Museum and come back with stories and truth. More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY…
  • Ep 472 All Hail President Limbaugh

    Dec 21, 2018, 9:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    “Trump Resign” is trending.  Mattis Resigned, there’s zero function at Trump’s White House. The Magnitsky act is everything -- the sanctions are everything. More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY OFFICIAL PROLEFT MERCHCONTACT US, SUPPORT US,…
  • Ep 471: The Smocking Gun!

    Dec 14, 2018, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We didn’t know that Mick Mulvaney would be named Chief of Staff when we recorded this podcast Friday afternoon, but Driftglass’s description that any Trump COS will be “Newt Gingrich but not as smart” proved accurate no matter what. So many of…
  • Ep 470: Dang You Friday News Dump!

    Dec 7, 2018, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Recorded BEFORE we had any news from Mueller, dang it. Citizens United allows wealthy mob bosses to run Republican governments. Driftglass offers the definition of “access journalism,” and is the internet maturing, or showing signs of exhaustion, by…
  • Ep 469 -- Stupid Watergate Becomes Stupid Godfather

    Nov 30, 2018, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    The Cohen bombshell is something everyone should have seen coming since the Republican Convention of 2016. Climate Change is real but doesn’t have to be paralyzing. And kids are the future when they stand up to racism at school. More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW…
  • Ep 468: Put the Ladder Down, but Burn the Lifeboats

    Nov 23, 2018, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Happy Thanksgiving weekend! We talk about helping smaller podcasters (and recommend that bigger podcasters than us do the same). Also, burn the lifeboats for never-Trumpers profiting from being wrong, and those who want a free pass from supporting Trump (it's…
  • Ep 467 Team Pelosi With An Asterisk

    Nov 16, 2018, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We've got career advice for Nancy Pelosi?   Sure!  Also what we've learned from Ta-Nahisi Coates, why Blue Gal knits so much, and how Driftglass is "awarding" those who block him on Twitter. More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY OFFICIAL PROLEFT…
  • Ep 466 After Elections, Chop Wood Carry Water (Part Infinity)

    Nov 9, 2018, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Dedicated to our dear departed friend Vegas Jessie.  We go over the victories and treasure what we learned campaigning even in those races we lost. Onward! More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY OFFICIAL PROLEFT MERCHCONTACT US, SUPPORT US, and READ…
  • Ep 465 SPECIAL Pre-Election Episode: Both Sides Don't!

    Nov 2, 2018, 12:00 am By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Driftglass and Blue Gal share some of the reasons Both Sides Don't and encourage all their listeners to get out the vote!  More at ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON iTUNES | BUY OFFICIAL PROLEFT MERCHCONTACT US, SUPPORT US, and READ OUR BLOGSThe Professional Left…