Archive for the ‘Audio’ Category

The Republicans Really Did Destroy the Country

Friday, August 13th, 2010

I’m not an expert on economics, but I think I know enough about it to be able to come to reasonably-informed opinions on the issues. I’ve been warning about the national debt to anybody who would listen since the late ’70s. You can’t run on deficit spending forever, yet that’s what we we’ve been doing. [...]

The Great Textbook War

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

I heard a great documentary on public (read: socialist) radio tonight. It’s called “The Great Textbook War”. It’s about a controversy in Kanawha County, West Virginia in 1974 about some new school textbooks. You can find the documentary’s download link in the sidebar of their website. The whole thing sounds eerily contemporary. The one difference [...]

Fanatical Fundies Fear Freedom

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Wouldn’t making people spin in mid-air when you yell at them be a great superpower? (Image from Done with Mirrors) [Note: If you're reading this in a feed reader, you may need to visit my website to see the audio players.] I discovered a good interview program on the local low-power NPR affiliate. It’s called [...]

James Dobson: The Musical

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

(From Maddox) I found this song over on the WFMU blog. It’s a top ten hit from 1948, starring Arthur Godfrey. Here’s part of what they write about it: The subject matter (and, yes, I realized the 1948 version of what’s acceptable differs from the 2009 version) is bad enough. The song extols the virtue [...]

Eugenie Scott on Science Friday

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

(Click image to embiggen) Few people anger the creationists more than Eugenie Scott. She actively opposes their efforts to get religion into the schools under whichever euphemism they’re currently peddling. She was on Science Friday yesterday to give us a summary of the whole Texas School Board science standards fiasco. We’ve discussed that here previously, [...]

WTF Skeptics’ Circle

Monday, March 16th, 2009

(Photo from Totally Unauthorized) The latest Skeptics’ Circle was posted a few days ago at The Skeptic’s Field Guide. It happens to be a podcast, so you can hear them talk about each article in the carnival. These guys seem to call their podcast “Hunting Humbug”, and apparently it’s devoted primarily to logical fallacies. That [...]

Quote Mining Obama

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

(Image from Pundit Kitchen) Here is the post I tried to write last night, before I went off on a tangent of trying to find an appropriate graphic. This is just a quick off-topic post. Barack Obama recorded the audio-book version of Dreams of My Father himself. Somebody thought it would be funny to extract [...]

A Charlie & Tammy Faye Christmas

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

[Attention: If you are reading via an RSS reader, you will need to visit my web site to be able to play the MP3s. Make sure you have a recent Flash plug-in for your browser.] Now we come to the finale of our Christmas music series. Christmas music by actual Christians! Yes, a few people [...]