The Professional Left Podcast logo Listen to The Professional Left Podcast Episodes


  • Ep 804 Trump's Dress-Alike Ventriloquist Dummies

    Thu 7:00pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    There are ventriloquist dummies, and then there are dummies like Senator Tommy Tuberville. What did Blue Gal think was the most revealing moment of the Michael Cohen testimony?   Driftglass says he is willing to try to be "more polarizing" than David…
  • Ep 803: God's Will Or Somebody Else's Fault

    Tue 8:00pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We kick things off with a whimsical tangent about "sacred chickens" - those unquestioned assumptions and mythologies that societies cling to, even in the face of contradictory evidence. This leads to a deeper discussion about the concept of "phenomenology" and…
  • Ep 802 'Twelve Angry Men' and Other Lies

    May 9, 2024, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    A black and white movie from decades ago taught us something that just isn't true about the "power of persuasion."  This and the week's news -- more at proleftpod.com. Our podcast YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/@ProfessionalLeftSupport the…
  • Ep 801: No Fair Remembering Trump's Covid Eff-Ups

    May 7, 2024, 9:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    No, really, Trump was the so-called president for the entire year 2020, and he never took any responsibility for managing the US Government's response to the pandemic.  And normal people blot out the memories of this because of a little thing called TRAUMA. …
  • Ep 800 Wait, 800 Episodes?!?

    May 2, 2024, 9:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We celebrate our 800th podcast episode.  Wow!  Thanks for supporting our podcast work.  And for our 800th episode we have to start off with Kristi Noem's dog murder and Marjorie Taylor Greene's unconscious (and NOT Christian) anti-Semitism?  Where's the…
  • Ep 799 Science Fiction University: 1940 Vs 1951

    Apr 30, 2024, 5:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We look at a 1940's short story and the 1951 movie that was kinda sorta based on that story.  And yes, "The Day The Earth Stood Still" has definitely stood the test of time. More at https://www.sciencefictionuniversity.com/ Our podcast YouTube Channel: …
  • Ep 798: Arizona Indicts and Trump Farts

    Apr 25, 2024, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Lots of news this week, and we're also on The Bill Show https://open.spotify.com/episode/7cSaH6ZB7G0edd2ROw6Xli?si=WCI1PGLATeeQGGSIldtZWAAnd we'll be recording with Tru Blu Politics on 4/26. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-trublu-politics-127820101/Link for…
  • Ep 797: No Fair Remembering Sarah Palin

    Apr 23, 2024, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    "Sarah Palin walked so Donald Trump could run."  -- DriftglassSupport the show:PayPal |  https://paypal.me/proleftpodcastPatreon | https://patreon.com/proleftpodOur YouTube ChannelOpening and Closing Music:Jumpin Boogie Woogie by Audionautix |…
  • Ep 796: The Great Republican Sell-Out

    Thu 8:00pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Trump has a longstanding history of grifting down-ballot Republicans.  Instead of supporting his so-called party, Trump is forever leveraging his status for personal profit.But the intrigue doesn't end there. We also unpack the un-surprising transformations…
  • Ep 795 There Is No More 'Debating' Trump

    Apr 16, 2024, 9:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    'No Fair Remembering Stuff' Remembers the 2016 and 2020 General Election "debates" and says No More.  And Driftglass's 19 year old blog post gets a reprise as a Harvard professor comes to the same conclusions.  More at proleftpod.com. Support the…
  • Ep 794 MSNBC Wins and Loses

    Apr 11, 2024, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Big props to Lawrence O'Donnell for going full "No Fair Remembering Stuff" on his Wednesday A-Block.  But then again his network cohorts interviewed Michael Avenatti and John Bolton this week, which just EXHAUSTS us.  The O'Donnell Monologue. More at…
  • Ep 793: Trump's Abortion Fail

    Apr 9, 2024, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    It's like Trump became JEB! Bush this week: a pleading Republican politician instead of the manifestation of the Republican Base's ID.  We discuss.  More at proleftpod.com.  Our podcast YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/@ProfessionalLeftSupport the…
  • Ep 792: What's Rove Got To Do With It?

    Apr 4, 2024, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    MSNBC interviews (and we are not making this up) Karl Rove and Reince Priebus.  We have thoughts.  More at proleftpod.com.Our podcast YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/@ProfessionalLeftSupport the show:PayPal | …
  • Ep 791 Science Fiction University: 3 Body Problem

    Apr 2, 2024, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We talk about the new Apple TV series "3 Body Problem," which we highly recommend.  We also relate it to lots of other science fiction works.  Looking for political content?  We were on The Brad Cast on Monday https://bradblog.com/?p=14989More at…
  • Ep 790 The NBC News Meltdown and Trump's Bible

    Mar 28, 2024, 9:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    What a week!  We begin by connecting what we've been saying for fourteen years on The Professional Left Podcast to the latest disaster meltdown at NBC, which purportedly is about the McDaniel hiring/firing but is really about who gets to be a Republican and…
  • Ep 789: One Weird Reason NBC's New Hire Went Wrong

    Mar 25, 2024, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Why did NBC hire Ronna Romney McDaniel?  And the obvious reason it was the wrong choice?  Isn't the real reason.  And deep down Chuck Todd knows it. Links for this episode. Chuck Todd scolds his bosses over the McDaniel hire:…
  • Ep 788: Impeachment Is Over (If You Want It)

    Mar 21, 2024, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    The so-called impeachment inquiry of Joe Biden is o.v.e.r.   Join us on The Professional Left Podcast as we dive deep into the face plant that is the House impeachment inquiry. 😮🏛️We unravel the intriguing testimony of Lev Parnas and clever…
  • Ep 787: No Fair Remembering What Trump Said Yesterday

    8:00pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Fascism, language, and forgettery.  Will the media remember "bloodbath" next week?  More at proleftpod.com.Support the show:PayPal |  https://paypal.me/proleftpodcastPatreon | https://patreon.com/proleftpodOur YouTube ChannelOpening and Closing Music:Jumpin…
  • Ep 786 Britt Mace Noem and Stefanik Enter The Veep Pageant

    Mar 14, 2024, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    A bunch of Republican women face plant in an attempt to win the favor of a convicted sex offender.   Republican states are pro lead poisoning and conservative pundits come out against ...retirement?  More at proleftpod.com. Our podcast YouTube Channel: …
  • Ep 785 By Popular Demand, Biden's State of the Union

    Mar 8, 2024, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    You asked us to discuss and celebrate Biden's State of the Union, so we did!  (Next podcast will be Thursday March 14.) More at proleftpod.com.Our podcast YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/@ProfessionalLeftSupport the show:PayPal | …
  • Ep 784: WHAT 'Quiet Part Out Loud'?

    Mar 7, 2024, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Republicans no longer have a quiet part.  Cutting Social Security, stopping 'feminazis' from voting, supporting a rapist and porn star bribe payer.  There is no more "quiet part" that they're hiding behind.  (Recorded before the State of the Union…
  • Ep 783 Dropping Everything To Talk About Dune 2

    Mar 5, 2024, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Alt Title:  No Fair Remembering who won the very first Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1966.We revisit our "Dune" Science Fiction University podcasts and also talk about the best epic movie ever (not kidding), Dune 2. There will be spoilers, and we don't even…
  • Ep 782: Confront the Problem, Go, Fight, Win!

    Feb 29, 2024, 5:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    It's up to us, Democrats. It’s just us now.  The courts will not save us.  The Republican House is a lunatic asylum.  The Senate can barely function.  And the media is broken beyond repair.  So let's win this thing!!! More at proleftpod.com.   Our…
  • Science Fiction University - The Maltese Falcon

    Feb 27, 2024, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We take a break from Science Fiction to dive into Film Noir and The Maltese Falcon, not only the 1941 classic starring Humphrey Bogart, but also the 1931 version of the same name, and the 1936 comedy (?) version, a Bette Davis vehicle called "Satan Met A…
  • Ep 781: Three Hundred Fifty-Five Million Dollars

    Feb 22, 2024, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Trump is fined, Republicans and Fox are complicit with Russian interference in our elections AGAIN.  Driftglass talks about the Republican's "Empty Refrigerator."  And more of the week's news.  More at proleftpod.com. Link for this episode:  The Smirnov…
  • Ep 780: No Fair Remembering The Clinton Surplus

    Feb 20, 2024, 5:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Republicans cut taxes for their rich donors when they're in the White House, and flip out about "the deficit" when a Democrat takes the presidency.   Join us in the latest episode of No Fair Remembering Stuff as we dive into the historical significance of the…
  • Ep 779 The Jon Stewart Blowback

    Feb 15, 2024, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Sorry Jon Stewart, both siderist nonsense when it Mango Mussolini versus Grandpa Joe just doesn't cut it in 2024.  We also celebrate an anniversary and a milestone.  This week marks when Driftglass and Blue Gal met face-to-face for the first time sixteen…
  • Ep 778 No Fair Remembering The 1965 Watts Uprising

    Feb 13, 2024, 9:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    In this thought-provoking episode, join us as we, two admittedly white midwesterners who were Pre-K at the time of the event, nevertheless take a look back at a significant event in American history – the 1965 Watts Uprising.  This leads us to think about…
  • Ep 777 Lawyers In Love

    Feb 8, 2024, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    It's all lawyers all the time on the cable news networks.  So Driftglass dreams of...breath mints and Batman?  How are never Trumpers like the Whig Party?  And The GOP House is in a State of Fail.  More at proleftpod.com.Our podcast YouTube Channel: …
  • Ep 776: No Fair Remembering Hillary's 'Basket of Deplorables'

    Feb 6, 2024, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Everything old is new again, as we ask, why did Hillary sugarcoat it in 2016?  And why does the truth make pundits flip out?   More at proleftpod.com.  Support the show:PayPal |  https://paypal.me/proleftpodcastPatreon | https://patreon.com/proleftpodOur…

Welcome to Politomix -- the political news wire where left, right and center mix.


Politomix aggregates the day's political news on the web and your mobile device.