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Episode 93–The Menpire Strikes Back: Uncle Thomas & The Supreme Cult

It’s Church 1, State 0 as Alabama Liberal takes a look at the Supreme Inquisition’s latest erosion of the separation between church and state. Along the way, he makes a case that “state’s rights” arguments are usually wrong, the term “Uncle Tom” should be replaced with “Clarence Thomas,” most anti-abortion people don’t really give a… Read More »

Episode 92–G.I.A. (Guns, Immigration, Abortion) Revisited & The Libertarian Lie

A jam-packed episode exploding with ideas and covering the buffet of horrific news the last few months have brought like the worst elementary school shooting since Sandy Hook, the media’s myopic obsession with gas prices or Biden’s poll numbers, and–worst of all–the possible loss of another one of American’s rights with the overturning of Roe… Read More »

Episode 91–War on Reality: Comic-Con, QAnon, and Russia’s Con

Alabama Liberal looks at the ongoing “War on Reality” from Moscow to Florida, and a world swimming in propaganda and fantasy. This thoughtful exploration of a culture drowning in malarky also comes up with a way out of the war, a new direction for Russia, a solution for Marjorie Taylor-Green and Lauren Boebert, and refutes… Read More »

Episode 90–Year of the Tiger: Biden, Year 2

What does the year ahead hold for Biden’s Presidency and the upcoming senate races? Alabama Liberal offers a guess, and then takes a deep dive into why Biden’s poll numbers have been dropping (often for contradictory reasons), the illusion that Democrats are “blowing it,” the madman on the loose that is Donald Trump, why the… Read More »

Episode 89–National Response Scenario 6: Toxic Industrial Chemicals

In his long-awaited 89th episode (and the end of the quintet of episodes around large, often-ignored issues), Alabama Liberal looks at the enormous difference between how CoVid is treated and how toxic industrial chemicals polluting humanity are treated. Many questions are asked like: Why don’t people care more about “Forever Chemicals” in their bloodstream? Do… Read More »

Episode 88–Old Testament Government vs. New Testament Government

The subtitle for this episode is “America Has the World’s Most Rightwing Healthcare System,” and is about where America’s singular(ly bad) healthcare system comes from, why it hasn’t changed, the unexplored role doctors play in that change, and why people are so skeptical of the American medical establishment. Also, Afghanistan, the Olympics, CoVid’s resurgence, and… Read More »

Episode 87–The American Voter vs. The American Worker

Feeling patriotic due to the 4th of July, Alabama Liberal talks about voting rights and disenfranchisement, and argues that a democracy is only as good as its voter turnout and/or access. Also, in this episode he notes the tension between democracy and “the economy,” as well as demographic differences in the average American voter vs… Read More »

Episode 86–The End of Meat?

What happens when someone who is in no way, shape, or form a vegetarian explores the question of whether we’ll still be eating meat in the future? Find out in this episode that explores the future of meat, what it’s like to live in a town mostly known for chicken plants, the environmental costs of… Read More »

Episode 85–The End of Work? OR The End of Money?

Alabama Liberal takes a deep dive into the future of the economy, labor, and even money. In this episode, he explores Universal Basic income, Modern Monetary Theory, if automation will really be so bad, plantation economics, why the South is so conservative economically, if economic conservatives are now more out-of-control than social conservatives, why people… Read More »

Episode 84–Can America Get Big Things Done Anymore? And Biden’s First 100 Days

While looking at just how different the country (and conversation) is during the miracle Biden has pulled off during his first 100 days, Alabama Liberal then moves into real questions about whether America can get big things done anymore on climate crisis, infrastructure, healthcare, college tuition, personal health, Scientific innovation, space exploration, and if it… Read More »