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  • Ep 548: George Floyd Is a Better Man Than The Coward in Chief

    Fri 8:00pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We recommend listening to podcasters of color this weekend. Why Joe Biden's "woman vice president announcement" really matters. DG is having trouble writing, and BG writes down why. Also, We’ll get back to doing a more detailed news breakdown when the news…
  • Ep 547: 'Mrs. America' And Bang a Gong

    May 22, 2020, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We ring a gong for the scores of people laid off from The Atlantic, while David Brooks keeps his new column there. And we talk about "conservative elites" and the lessons from "Mrs. America" on Hulu. More at http://ProLeftPod.com!Support the show…
  • Ep 546: Obama-ghazi Is Not A Thing

    May 15, 2020, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Trump decides to run against Barack Obama. How's that working out for him? More at http://ProLeftPod.com!Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/proleftpodcast)REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS - http://review.proleftpod.comSUPPORT OUR SHOW -…
  • Ep 545: Treated Worse Than Lincoln, Learned A Lot from Nixon

    May 8, 2020, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    He's a #@%@$%#@(. And Bill Barr is the most corrupt ^&$%#@!$#$ Attorney General in US History. And we read your letters. More at http://ProLeftPod.com!Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/proleftpodcast)REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS -…
  • Ep 544: Both Siderism is Immune from The 'Rona

    May 1, 2020, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Justin Amash is an indeepindint! Chuck Todd changes the subject, and David Brooks LITERALLY wants us to - and we quote - "ignore the Trump circus." Please remember that Vladimir Putin is interfering in the 2020 election right this minute, thank you. More at…
  • Ep 543: Please Don't Drink The Bleach

    Apr 24, 2020, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Donald Trump fails as a president, Republicans fail as a political party, and Driftglass shares the origin story of Ray Bradbury's "Mr. Electrico", which is his Twitter handle. More at http://ProLeftPod.com!Support the show…
  • Ep 542: Homeschooling, Groceries, and 'Freedom'

    Apr 17, 2020, 5:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We love our listeners! Both sides don't act like COVIDiots. Michigan protestors cashed their astroturfed outrage with the Tea Party. What we're doing to stay safe and sane. More at http://ProLeftPod.com!Support the show…
  • Ep 541: Pontius Pilate Was Very Trumpian

    Apr 10, 2020, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We compare Donald "Happy Good Friday" Trump to Pontius Pilate. How the Coronavirus Pandemic has disproven every conservative policy prescription. Episode includes a short interview with Fran's son Junior Dude/David Jr. about Bernie Sanders dropping out and the…
  • Ep 540 The Idiot Son-in-Law (And Your Wonderful Letters)

    8:00pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We note that The Canterbury Tales took place in March/April. Also... Jared? Kushner? Also...  David? Frum? And we read your letters. We invite you to keep letting us know how you are doing! You can write us at The Professional Left Podcast, PO Box 9133,…
  • Ep 539: Cuomo and We Want to Hear From You

    Mar 27, 2020, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We're managing the shelter in place order here in "Middle America". Andrew Cuomo addresses the New York National Guard, Driftglass remembers his mom, and we invite you to let us know how you are doing! You can write us at The Professional Left Podcast, PO Box…
  • Ep 538: By Request, We Rant Against The Republican Party

    Mar 20, 2020, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    More than one listener this week said they don't need a news round up, they need a righteous rant against the party that put Donald Trump in the White House. Your wish is our command! More at http://ProLeftPod.com!Support the show…
  • Ep 537 Our Podcast is Already Social Distanced (But We Love You!)

    Mar 13, 2020, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Virtual hugs to everyone from our home to (virtually) yours!  The Coronavirus and Trump-publicans' awful response.  Remember:  NO rebranding of Republicans after Trump goes down!  More at proleftpod.comSupport the show (https://www.paypal.me/proleftpodcast)
  • Ep 536 Elizabeth Warren Banishes Snakes From Twitter

    Mar 6, 2020, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We wish!  We'll miss Elizabeth Warren A LOT.  Why we're already 40 years into a "Political Revolution" (Surprise, it was Reagan's.)  Driftglass reviews three conservative conferences held last week. We feel comforted by Thaddeus Stephens and Nancy Pelosi. …
  • Ep 535 Giving Up Worrying About Democrats for Lent

    Feb 28, 2020, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    No matter what we say this week about the Democratic Primaries, South Carolina and Super Tuesday is destined to change the dynamic of the race.  Wait, Supreme Court wife Ginny Thomas did what?  Driftglass returns to his familiar hunting ground of the David…
  • Ep 534 Overcoming Primary Season Despair

    Feb 21, 2020, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Trump takes away a talking point from Illinois Republicans?  They thought he was their friend!  And we spend the rest of the podcast talking about how many people (even the two of us, sometimes!) fantasize about moving to Costa Rica if Trump is re-elected. …
  • Ep 533 No Justice Department, No Peace

    Feb 14, 2020, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Please note:   Due to our country now being a fascist state, there are a few more Eff bombs in this episode than usual.  Blue Gal has some advice for Mayor Bloomberg (and asks him to send her ten grand for it, same as in town).  Driftglass considers going…
  • Ep 532 Jury Intimidation Worked for Trump

    Feb 7, 2020, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    The impeachment vote went pretty much as expected.  Mitt Romney is not in the liberal canon of saints, but he did a good.  And Nancy Pelosi did exactly right at SOTU.  More at proleftpod.com Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/proleftpodcast)
  • Ep 531 The Fix Is In

    Jan 31, 2020, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Time to destroy the Republican Party electorally.  We share a fun liberal prayer from Florida, some political activism from California, and our rage at how Republican Senators are wiping themselves with our democracy.  More at proleftpod.com Support the…
  • Ep 530 The Impeachment Trial, Week One

    Jan 24, 2020, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    What should we talk about this week, Driftglass?   (Thanks and congratulations to the House impeachment managers who did a superb job this week.)  More at proleftpod.com.Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/proleftpodcast)
  • Ep 529 Tenth Anniversary of The Professional Left Podcast

    Jan 17, 2020, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    YAY!  The Professional Left Podcast is ten years old this week!  Join the party!  We review the overarching six news stories of the Trump Era, celebrate with your letters, and fit in a very packed news week.  More at proleftpod.com  Support the show…
  • Ep 528: We're Good and Ready

    Jan 10, 2020, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Good and ready to get rid of Donald Trump.  All the Iraq War pimps are back on television, and it's got DG feeling furious.  Discussion of elections, a case study from Kansas, and the only way to beat fascists is with a voting tsunami. Let's do this thing at…
  • Ep 527: War? And Our Word of the Year 2020.

    8:00pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Coming up with a word to inspire us this year. It's not "War." Pot is legal in Illinois, and a white guy in Wisconsin decides he should run "Black History Month"? Kick off YOUR New Year with a visit to http://ProLeftPod.com!REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS -…
  • Ep 526: Chuck Todd is Trending

    Dec 27, 2019, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Chuck Todd was trending this week, for all the right reasons, says Driftglass. We review just how hard 2019 was, and still, we have reason to have hopes for 2020. The dangers and promises of optimism, and how both-siderism contributes to the racist voter…
  • Ep 525: Merry Impeach-mas, Local Reaction, and Letters from You

    Dec 20, 2019, 8:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We note that local media is just as obsessed with Trump voters as the NY Times. How we commemorated impeachment, watched the debates, and survive the threat to the ACA. And your letters. A very happy holiday season and much love to our listeners. You mean so…
  • Ep 524: Impeachment Articles At Last, and a Convo with Jay Rosen

    Dec 13, 2019, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    A brief discussion of our reaction to impeachment.  h/t @athenae on Twitter. And a long discussion with Jay Rosen of Pressthink.org.  Discussed in this episode:Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: On the Actual Ideology of the American Press  --…
  • Ep 523: Thank You, Kamala Harris.

    Dec 6, 2019, 7:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    We thank Kamala Harris for her contributions to the 2020 Democratic race, which are ongoing. Rudy continues crimes in plain sight for Donald Trump. And the nation gets a lesson in impeachment 101, while Fox News viewers get an unhealthy dose of misogyny. All…
  • Ep 522: What We're Grateful For

    Nov 29, 2019, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Thanksgiving week has been a very sad week for us personally, but we have so much to be grateful for! We say goodbye to our beloved Grandma Shirley. Our heroes this week are Martin O'Malley, Eric Swalwell, Soledad O'Brien, Jay Rosen, and Norman Ornstein. We…
  • Ep 521: The Angel of Verdun, Fiona Hill

    Nov 22, 2019, 9:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Fiona Hill did not come to play.  Our gratitude for civil servants of every kind.  The hearings, the Republicans, and how we are ready for all of it through VOTING. All this and more at at http://ProLeftPod.com!REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS -…
  • Ep 520: Rudy Giuliani Wants a Podcast

    Nov 15, 2019, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Really, Rudy? We recorded this podcast Thursday night. George Kent and Bill Taylor FTW. Adding on here that Roger Stone is guilty and Ambassador Yovanovitch was awesome. We talk about fame and riches versus community, why we think Trump won in the first place,…
  • Ep 519: Blue Wave 2019, Transcripts Week, and... Bloomberg?

    Nov 8, 2019, 6:00 pm By Driftglass and Blue Gal
    Bloomberg 2020? Really? And how about we demand ten thousand million billion Medicares and only get half of that? All that and more at http://ProLeftPod.com.REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS - http://review.proleftpod.comSUPPORT OUR SHOW -…