Episode 38 – The Killer Crossover feat. ‘David Rosen’

In this Piecing It Together crossover episode we analyze Boots Riley’s film Sorry To Bother You, starring Lakieth Stanfied and Tessa Thompson, and try to understand what makes it such an effective piece of progressive agitprop.   

Episode 37 – Draft Time: The Absolute Worst People Running for Office

Our most high profile guest ever stops by.  Rick is only the tip of the Scott. Them Bird Boys make their picks of the absolute most trash candidates running for office in our respective neighborhoods, and explore precisely what makes them trash (aside from their trash faces). Oh, are we too politically intoxicated, Rep. Curbelo?  In Good Use Of Meme, …

Episode 36 – Giggin’ Live From Podcast Movement with Leah Churner of Hothouse

(Extremely Philly voice) Ey, yo, whadder youse doin’ over thayre, nuot list’n’n to the episode? You need a cole glass a wooder, or samthin’? We’re in Philadelphia at Podcast Movement, talking about how the gig all these giggy-ass mofos gig around. We’ve got Leah Churner, the Austinite who hosts Hothouse Podcast, devoted to design, ecology, and gardening, with some progressivism …

Episode 35 – Dave Didn’t Want to Do This One

Just the original Bird Boys this episode, drinking bird-tainted Bird Water. Q began this episode defending the LGBTQ community from the New York Times’ weird homophobic animations, and this immediately enraged Jewish Dave, who was standoffish and mean-spirited for the entire show. We soldiered on, backs against the wind, and discussed the #SurrenderSummit or whatever they’re trying to call it. …

Episode 34 – The Big Payback feat. David Faris

Yo yo yo catch us at our booth at OzyFest this summer where we’ll be promoting Bird Water, water that has been soaked in birds, and see Jewish Dave during his breakout session, “How GG Alin Would Have Hearted Animojis” and “Democracy and dRUMPF: A Crisis in Civility.” In this episode, we talk to Roosevelt University professor David Faris, author …

Episode 33 – What’s The Frequency, Kirlian? feat. Cristian Ponce

We trade the horror of national news and politics for a more preferable flavor of the genre, as we speak with Cristian Ponce, creator of Frecuencia Kirlian – Ghost Radio, a compellingly made online web series that everyone should be checking out. After that, Jewish Dave walks us through some of the best films from what has been an underwhelming …

Episode 32 – Direct Action is Absolutely Necessary Right Now Y’all, feat. Thomas Kennedy

We spoke with Thomas Kennedy of the Florida Immigrant Coalition during a day of protest in Miami. Quick update: Thousands of families are still separated. ICE is still a rogue government agency that looks more and more like the Gestapo each day. The government has still failed to provide any proof that the 500 families they claimed to reunite actually …

Episode 31 – The No Good, Very Bad Week

Man, we only covered like half the awful things that have happened this week and we’re still exhausted. Jewish Dave gives us a dispatch from the wildly disappointing Nevada Democratic Primary where everyone ignored a field of qualified, compelling progressives and instead voted for crates of remaindered Al Franken books. The bright spot: we talked to Ryan Lindsey, a progressive …

Episode 30 – Vote Eileen Higgins & Good Use of Meme-Bad Use of Meme

Dad-gum, this is a jam-packed episode. Hope you’ve got some spare time and Otter Pops if it’s hot.  On June 19, if you live in District 5 in Miami-Dade County, you can do something more important than listen to a snarky, subversive regional politics podcast to express your disdain with the status quo–you can vote for Eileen Higgins, a candidate …

Episode 29 – Jewish Dave Hot Take: Chance The Rapper is Bad

It’s been a minute, yeah, sure, but we’ve been busy so back off. Here’s your new episode.  We talk about why the 1,500 missing migrant kids-situation is not what it seems (spoiler alert: it’s way worse) and then we follow up on Do I Have To — Jewish Dave doesn’t like Chance the Rapper because he hates joy and things …