The Professional Left Podcast with Driftglass and Blue Gal Podcast

The Professional Left Podcast with Driftglass and Blue Gal

A News, Politics and Government podcast featuring Frances Langum
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Why Glenn Greenwald reminds DG of his late stepfather. Microsoft fail at E3. Plus: relationship advice for the science fiction lover and those who love him. More at the show (
Republicans lose their mind over gay marriage, but re-nominate marriage buster Mark Sanford. And we’re busted up over whatever it is Obama is doing with his budget thing. WTF, Mister P? More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.comSupport the show (
The State of the Union, the thirsty senator, and the future of liberal broadcasting. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.comSupport the show (
Sandra Day O'Connor, PA Senator Pat Toomey, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel all show it can be too late to tell the truth. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.comSupport the show (
We got emails this week asking what to do about "People of the Lie" in our own micro-lives. We don't have much practical advice, but we do have experience. In other news, is there something in the DNA that makes us liberal? And in the end, Blue Gal has a very special holiday gift for Driftglass's "collection" ? More at the show (
Driftglass and Blue Gal discuss Photoshop for iPhones, and possibly the worst concert summer series ever. Plus, why risk-taking is easy for those who can afford to go to Davos and impossible for the rest of us, and what we have to be grateful for in spite of the fact that WaPo never returns our calls. Support the show (
DGs unique eulogy for David Broder, praying for Japan, and why Brooks and Sullivan will never explain away the oligarchs and dimwits in their Republican midst. Also the power of thought and remembering when it comes to political battles. More at Support the show (
Shouting out to fellow podcasters Bob and Chez; also, SCOTUS decisions are all states’ rights, notice. Newt Gingrich gets a show on CNN, and an Illinois GOP official gets all sexist and racist? Really? More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.comSupport the show (
We discuss the anniversary of Iraq, whether Obamacare has been set up to fail, and Blue Gal wonders about money, politics, and progressiveism when she gets a fundraising letter from Tammy Baldwin on behalf of the less than progressive Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.comSupport the show (
Can we really “debate” conservatives on Facebook? How to win and when to run. Also, Mitt Romney is completely unprepared to be President. More at the show (
We start off Lenten podcasting (FTW!) with whether we should declare victory in the culture wars. The Right Wing's long game on the abortion/birth control debate, and after the music we continue our discussion of Driftglass's non-existent book deal. More at the show (
The Crazy didn't start with Tea Party; Default Crisis; and How Do Progressives Channel Their Anger? More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.comSupport the show (
Paul Ryan ditches Ayn Rand, Peter Beinart makes religion unaccountable, and Look Who Else has a paying job in politics? (hint: He lied about Iraq as a professional lying liar.) More at the show (
We discuss the loss in Wisconsin and the loss of Ray Bradbury, and Driftglass gets frustrated that left wing political action depends on volunteers, futons and brown rice. More at the show (
What the misspelling of "America" says about the CEO of the GOP. One of our listeners gets a letter from Mr. and Mrs. George W. Bush? Also, Charter Schools aren't all bad, BUT... More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.comSupport the show (
The GOP Vegas Debate, Occupy the Boardroom, defending unions from old urban legends, and why angry lapsed Catholics make the best angels on earth. More at Professional Left.blogspot.comSupport the show (
Driftglass talks about his trip to Laughing Liberally Chicago and their interview with Nixonland author Rick Perlstein. The subject of Perlstein's interview was whether Obama can be a transformative President. Blue Gal attends a book club meeting where the conversation turned surprisingly political. Support the show (
This week we discuss the creepy sex hubris of James O’Keefe, the inside the beltway wankitude of Chuck Todd [vs. the social justice Christianity of Stephen Colbert], and the bully tactics of Jim DeMint. Also, why bloggers should not worry what Joe Biden thinks of them, and why we’ll vote Democratic even if we have to hold our noses to do it. Driftglass talks about his birthday and Blue Gal reads a prayer. More at professionalleft.blogspot.comSupport the show (
Driftglass gets a special link, Blue Gal appears on a kinky radio program, and they both discuss why progressives can't take themselves for granted during this election cycle. Past episodes and more at Support the show (
In this extended podcast, birthday girl Blue Gal and Driftglass run down the following list of conservatives, GOP politicians, and a few pundits, and discuss whether they are Evil, Stupid, or Crazy: Sharron Angle, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Haley Barbour, Scott Brown, Jeb Bush, Eric Cantor, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Mike Pence, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Dick Armey, Jon Kyl, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Blanche Lincoln, Chris Matthews, Chris Wallace, Bill Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, Fox and Friends, Tom Friedman, Michael Steele, Bill O'Reilly, Rudy Giuliani, Liz Cheney, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Glenn Beck, Michele Bachmann, Virginia Foxx, George Will and David Effing Brooks. The game gets really interesting when it's a trifecta! This podcast is not safe for work. [We need a small contribution from you to keep podcasting. More info and free past episodes at]Support the show (
We agree with Digby that it's time to end the Obama as multi-level chess master myth, but also end the Dronemaster McWorseThanBush myth, too. Also, what does it look like when we're all asked to be entrepreneurs and we're all broke? (bonus Breaking Bad Podcast will follow). More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.comSupport the show (
Reviewing Beckapolooza and Vanity Fair's paean to Palin, along with Obama's big wet kiss to... GW Bush? Warning both the GOP and Chris Matthews that where Palin is concerned, they must be careful what they wish for. More at the show (
Carefully avoiding "masturbation in Delaware jokes", Driftglass and Blue Gal instead traverse Christine O'Donnell's patriarchal theocracy, Newt Gingrich's nonsensical right-wing playbook, and Chris Matthew's troglodyte blind spot. Blue Gal declares that it's open season for Calista Gingrich jokes (bonus!), and an internet kitty interrupts the podcast with her two cents. More at professionalleft.blogspot.comSupport the show (
Driftglass has a theory about Rachel Maddow and Rick's Cafe Americain. Also, gun nuts, Iron Man 2, and how far can we actually go in the war on stupid? More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.comSupport the show (
We say goodbye to Michele Bachmann, and hello to a Republican FBI chief. Also an appearance by Middle Child, and Science Fiction quizzing. More at ProfessionalLeft.blogspot.comSupport the show (
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Podcast Details
Jan 21st, 2010
Latest Episode
Feb 28th, 2020
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