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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 »

Episode 83–Gentrification & Globalization

A jam-packed episode that includes everything from Alabama Liberal’s correct prediction of how the media would move on from the Cuomo scandal to personal stories about living in Minneapolis and their police department. Then AL seeks to understand why liberals view globalization as positive, and gentrification as negative. Questions are asked like: Is cultural appropriation… Read More »

Episode 82–A Tale of Two Counties: Orange, CA and Marshall, AL

In the last part of his trilogy looking at the future, present, and now past of the culture wars, AL makes some surprising discoveries about two seemingly unrelated counties: Orange County, California (which went from famously red to blue…ish) and Marshall County, Alabama (which did the opposite) where a surprising number of Alabama state leaders… Read More »

Episode 81–The Culture Wars: “Cancel,” Campus, CoVid, Police, and More

In a wide-ranging episode about the various culture wars, Alabama Liberal investigates if “Cancel” culture is even real, campus culture is really out of control, police culture is the real problem, and the vast differences in how different cultures are tackling CoVid. By looking at factors that supposedly created Trump (backlash to political correctness), he… Read More »

Episode 80–What’s the Future of the Republican Party?

In a wide-ranging episode, Alabama Liberal moves through topics from Alabama football to abuse at minimum wage jobs, and asks (and answers) some questions like “Why did Trump want to stay POTUS anyway?” “Will he live much longer?” “Will his base turn on him?” “What direction will the Republicans take now?” And even his predictions… Read More »