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Virtually Speaking. Real-time conversations. Amplifying progressive thought & voices. Policy, politics, public affairs & science. Lively, informed & informal. Informed & informal. Sundays feature a panel of prominent members of the liberal blogosphere. Wednesdays dedicated to science, authors and practitioners with hosts Alan Boyle, Tom Levenson and Jennifer Ouelette. Thursdays, Jay Ackroyd talks public affairs, mostly with authors, mostly about progressive issues.

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Episodes

Richard Mayhew: Health Care Policy Prognosis

2/15/2017
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Richard, a health policy wonk's wonk, joins us to discuss some gory details of the GOP HCR process. RIchard has spent most of his career in the health insurance industry managiing rate structures, For several years now he has shared his knowledge of health care policy and elements of the PPACA with readers of the Balloon Juice blog. And in January he tossed aside his super hero grab to reveal himself as David Anderson, Research Associate at Duke's Margolis Center for Health Policy

Duration: 01:01:27


Marcy Wheeler: Fake News is Nothing New

2/8/2017
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There is no fact/fiction lobe, no area in the cerebral cortex that holds true facts. We're not wired for truth---but we are deeply wired for stories. In fact, compelling stories trump true facts as often as not, and our world view is defined by the fake world of 24 or suitcase nukes than they are by cold reality. We're been looking for this program for a decade, someone who can talk clearly about the nuance of narrative, the power of stories and the resilience of myth. Tried twice before,...

Duration: 01:01:39


Ian Welsh: Dark Ages

1/13/2017
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Ian Welsh has been blogging since 2003. He was the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist. His work has also appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews) He is an editor, writer and social media consultant who currently lives in Toronto. In this episode we discuss Ian''s review of Jane Jacobs' Dark Age Ahead. Note: Some profanity. With good reason.

Duration: 01:09:25


Arthur Lupia: Uninformed

11/20/2016
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Research polls, media interviews, and everyday conversations reveal an unsettling truth: citizens, while well-meaning and even passionate about current affairs, appear to know very little about politics. Hundreds of surveys document vast numbers of citizens answering even basic questions about government incorrectly. Given this unfortunate state of affairs, it is not surprising that more knowledgeable people often deride the public for its ignorance. Some experts even think that less...

Duration: 01:00:59


Thomas Levenson: The Hunt for Vulcan

10/7/2016
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Thomas Levenson is a professor at MIT and head of its science writing program. He is the author of several books, including Einstein in Berlin and Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World’s Greatest Scientist. About The Hunt for Vulcan, can't top AMNH Director Neil deGrasse Tyson “Levenson tells us where Vulcan came from, how it vanished, and why its spirit lurks today. Along the way, we learn more than a bit of just how science works—when it succeeds as well...

Duration: 00:56:47


Catherine Fletcher: The Black Prince of Florence

9/30/2016
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Born to a dark-skinned maid, fatherhood acknowledged by Lorenzo II de Medici, Alessandro de' Medici rose to the Dukedom of Florence. Catherine Fletcher discusses the world of Renaissance Florence, the Holy Roman Empire ruled by Charles V and Papal Rome ruled by the de' Medici Pontiff Clement the 7th in the context of her book The Black Prince of Florence

Duration: 00:47:24


Joan McCarter and Isaiah Poole Virtually Speaking Sundays

4/24/2016
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Joan McCarter is Senior Political Writer and regular front page contributor to Daily Kos. Joan writes about national legislative developments. Follow @joanmccarter http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Joan%20McCarter Veteran journalist, editor, and progressive activist Isaiah Poole has been the editor of OurFuture.org since 2007, over 25 years, Isaiah worked for Congressional Quarterly, where he covered congressional leadership and tracked major bills through Congress. . He also served as a...

Duration: 01:04:29


Kelly Bulkeley Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming

4/22/2016
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Big dreams are rare but highly memorable dream experiences that make a strong and lasting impact on the dreamer's waking awareness. Moving far beyond "I forgot to study and the finals are today" and other common scenarios, such dreams can include vivid imagery, intense emotions, fantastic characters, and an uncanny sense of being connected to forces beyond one's ordinary dreaming mind. InBig Dreams, Kelly Bulkeley provides the first full-scale cognitive scientific analysis of such dreams,...

Duration: 01:01:15


Culture of Truth: Virtually Speaking Sundays

4/18/2016
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Political satirist Culture of Truth, author of the Bobblespeak Translationsand a political activist joins Jay Ackroyd to discuss the possibilities in both the Democratic and Republican primary contests.

Duration: 00:57:55


Culture of Truth: Madman

4/4/2016
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Culture of Truth distills the essence of the Sunday Morning Talk shows at The Bobblespeak Translations. Then he interprets them for us. This weeks segment is entitled Madman.

Duration: 00:07:13


Ian Welsh and Marcy Wheeler Virtually Speaking Sundays

4/4/2016
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Marcy WHeeler is one of the nation's pre-eminent investigative journalists, writing primarily on national security and civil liberties issues, Marcy regularly breaks stories related to use of illegal detention and interrogation by the US Government. Anatomy of Deceit: How the Bush Administration Used the Media to Sell the Iraq War and Out a Spy is the definitive work on the Scooter Libby trial. • Follow @emptywheelor visitemptywheel.net He was the Managing Editor of Fire Dog Lakeand the...

Duration: 01:03:24


Avedon Carol Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd

4/2/2016
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Avedon Carol — an American ex-pat living in London, three time Hugo nomineewrites about American politics, captured media, captured gov't, censorship and health care. She also curates the liberal blogosphere athttp://avedoncarol.blogspot.com Follow her on Twitter at@Avedon_Says We discuss the Sanders campaign, the declining state of American society and what is to be done.

Duration: 01:02:15


Culture of Truth: The Conversation

3/28/2016
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Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and/or This Week with George Stephanopoulos and/or Face the Nation. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually Speaking. This segment is drawn from Bobblespeak Translations of March 27, 2016 Follow @Bobblespeak

Duration: 00:06:54


Culture of Truth: Demagogue II

3/21/2016
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He doesn't make this stuff up. Culture of Truth: Demagogue. Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and/or This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually Speaking Sundays. This segment drawn from Bobblespeak Translations of March 20, 2016 Follow @Bobblespeak

Duration: 00:06:57


Dave Johnson and Cliff Schecter Virtually Speaking Sundays

3/20/2016
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Virtually Speaking Sundays is a counterpoint to the weekly gasbags who air on Sundays. This week we talk about SCOTUS and the Real Donald Trump. Dave Johnson — Senior Fellow with Campaign for America's Future. Read Dave at Seeing the Forest, Campaign for America's Future, Huffington Post and other outlets. With more than 20 years of technology industry experience, Dave’s earlier career included technical positions, including video game design at Atari and Imagic. He was a pioneer in design...

Duration: 01:00:02


Gaius Publius and Isaiah Poole: Virtually Speaking Sundays

3/13/2016
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Virtually Speaking Sundays is a counterpoint to the weekly gasbags who air on Sundays. This week we talk about the Democratic primaries, HIllary Clinton's bad messaging week and the escalation of fascist themes in the Trump campaign Gaius Publius — A writer of stories, poems, and books on education & technology. Gaius posts at Down with Tyranny, digby's Hullabaloo and Naked Capitalism. Occasional guest on Ring of Fire Radio, The Thom Hartmann Show, The Nicole Sandler Show and other venues....

Duration: 01:03:49


Culture of Truth: Civil War

3/7/2016
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Culture of Truth: Civil War. Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and/or This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually Speaking Sundays. This segment, was created and aired on March 6, 2016 Follow @Bobblespeak

Duration: 00:06:34


Digby: Clown Car Chronicles Episode 22

2/25/2016
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Digby discusses the GOP presidential race with Jay Ackroyd. Trump consolidates his positionas the presumptive nominee with an overwhelming win in Nevada. What does this mean for the future of the Republican Party? And SCOTUS! How can the GOP simultaneously worship and shred the Constitution?

Duration: 01:04:47


Avedon Carol & Stuart Zechman • Virtually Speaking Sundays

2/23/2016
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Avedon and Stuart begin with her Feb 3 post and discuss Iowa, New Hampshire,taking to task both Dem presidential primary campaigns and esablishment gatekeeping. Lightly edited from Feb 7 webcast.. 1hr 24 min. Follow @Avedon_Says @Stuart_Zechman The 2016 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, Culture of Truth, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Isaiah Poole, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler,Sara Robinson,Susie Madrak, Spocko, Stuart Zechman

Duration: 01:24:57


Culture of Truth: Win

2/23/2016
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Title: Culture of Truth: Win Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and/or This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually Speaking Sundays. This segment, Win, drawn from the Bobblespeak Translations was created and aired on Feb 21, 2016 Follow @Bobblespeak

Duration: 00:05:50

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