Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Episode 369 with Mychal Denzel Smith and Emily Atkin

Episode 369 of the Matthew Filipowicz Show is now available to stream and download.

Coming up on today’s show we have Mychal Denzel Smith back on the show to discuss the consequences of criminalizing mental illness, homelessness and drug addiction and how feminism shouldn’t make men comfortable.

We also have Emily Atkin back on the show to discuss the new Pentagon report on climate change and the dangers of increased methane in our atmosphere caused by fracking and melting ice caps.

We’ll also discuss the new book, Laughing Liberally: Letters To The American Voter that features essays by me and 11 other progressive comedians.


Laughing Liberally The Book

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10 2014

Episode 368 with Nusrat Choudhurry and Sarah Jaffe

Episode 368 of the Matthew Filipowicz Show is now available to stream and download.

Coming up on today’s show we have Nusrat Choudhurry here to discuss the ACLU’s new report on racially biased policing in Boston.

We also have Sarah Jaffe back on the show to discuss Bank of America’s customer service scandal and the war on public education in Philadelphia.

We’ll also discuss how austerity and budget cuts to the CDC and NIH have hampered our response to the Ebola virus

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10 2014

Episode 367 with Allison Kilkenny, Jamie Kilstein and Ted Genoways

Episode 367 of the Matthew Filipowicz Show is now available to stream and download.

Coming up on today’s show we have Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein from Citizen Radio back on the show to discuss their new book, #NewsFail.

We also have Ted Genoways here to discuss his new book, The Chain: Farm, Factory And The Fate Of Our Food.

We’ll also discuss updates from Ferguson October, including how off-duty St. Louis police officers are allowed to wear their police uniforms and police firearms when working private security, and racist St. Louis Cardinals fans

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10 2014

Episode 366 with David Dayen and Alice Ollstein

Episode 366 of the Matthew Filipowicz Show is now available to stream and download.

Coming up on today’s show we have David Dayen back on the show to discuss Eric Holder’s legacy as attorney general and why we shouldn’t laugh at Hank Greenberg’s AIG lawsuit.

We also have Alice Ollstein back on the show to discuss how Latino voters are reacting to the promises broken by Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.

We’ll also discuss Walmart dropping health insurance coverage for part time workers and how our health care system is still horribly flawed. 

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10 2014

Episode 365 with Melissa Gira Grant and Trevor Timm

Episode 365 of the Matthew Filipowicz Show is now available to stream and download.

Coming up on today’s show we have Melissa Gira Grant back on the show to discuss the flawed justice system for sex workers and the Red Umbrella Project’s report on New York’s Human Trafficking Intervention Courts.

We also have Trevor Timm back on the show to discuss the FBI and DOJ arguing against iPhone encryption and security, and those trying to stop NSA reform legislation.

We’ll also discuss marriage equality coming to five more states after a Supreme Court decision, and how a circuit court ruling on HB2 reduced the amount of abortion clinics for the entire state of Texas to eight

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10 2014

Laughing Liberally: Letters To The American Voter Is Now Available!

I’m super excited to announce that I am one of many comedians who has an essay in the badass new book, Laughing Liberally: Letters To The American Voter! And it’s available now!

Laughing Liberally The Book

Here’s the book’s description:

This election season we want you to vote. We also want you to laugh.

This collection of comedic essays will jolt you out of today’s political doldrums. The comedians of Laughing Liberally have tackled today’s toughest topics with wicked wit, satiric savvy and left-leaning zest.

Immigration, climate change, gun control, economic inequality, the Right-Wing War on Women, Islamophobia, civil rights and corporate oligarchy are just a handful of the subjects in this wide-ranging, spirit-lifting, thought-provoking and irresistible collection. Your bleeding-heart is sure to pump a little more liberally as we help carry you through the 2014 midterm elections and beyond.

The book features contributions from: Lee Camp, Frank Conniff, Jim David, Will Durst, Negin Farsad, Matthew Filipowicz, Julianna Forlano, Katie Halper, Jeff Kreisler, Leighann Lord, Dean Obeidallah and Ken Schultz–comedians you know from Comedy Central, NPR and the Broadway stage, who have been fighting the good fight across the country, and promoting democracy one laugh at a time.

Laugh along with them–order the book today:
http://laughingliberallythebook.com

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10 2014

Episode 364 with Bryce Covert and Lee Fang

Episode 364 of the Matthew Filipowicz Show is now available to stream and download.

Coming up on today’s show we have Bryce Covert back on the show to discuss how Scott Walker might be forced to raise the minimum wage in Wisconsin and how the US actually had universal childcare in the 1940s.

We also have Lee Fang back on the show to discuss the venture capitalists trying to further profit off our education system as well as who is paying the pro war pundits on TV.

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10 2014

September 2014’s Bad-Ass Members Only Bonus Episode Is Now Available!

Hey everybody!

The September 2014 edition of Matthew Filipowicz Bad-Ass Members Only Bonus Episode is now available!

However, as “Members Only” implies, it is for Bad-Ass Members Only.  How do you become a member?  It’s simple!  Just head over to our members page and sign up.

Not only do you get the joy in your heart of supporting independent progressive media, not only do you get our monthly bonus episodes, but you’ll also receive other perks like t-shirts, stickers, personalized animations and more!  Plus, once we reach 100 members, we will go to three shows a week!

Can’t afford to become a member?  You can still support the show by making a one time donation, and if you do, you’ll get access to that month’s bonus episode!

As always, our bonus episodes give you a chance to get to know our amazing writer/performers better as we do our version of the McLaughlin Group, which we’ve dubbed the Filipowicz Forum.

This month, we have a one on one with TMFS writer performer Tim Grimes.  We discuss the wars in Iraq and Syria, Eric Holders legacy as Attorney General, and our nerd picks for the month of September.

So what are you waiting for?  Become a member today and start enjoying the fruits of knowing you are truly a Bad-Ass!

-Matt

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Episode 363 with William Rivers Pitt and Amanda Marcotte

Episode 363 of the Matthew Filipowicz Show is now available to stream and download.

Coming up on today’s show we have TruthOut’s William Rivers Pitt back on the show to discuss the latest on the US wars in Iraq and Syria.

We also have Amanda Marcotte back on the show to discuss how the far Christian right are being beaten at their own game by Satanists and the battle over textbooks in Texas.

We’ll also discuss the latest from Ferguson including police officers wearing “I am Darren Wilson” bracelets and the city over-charging for public records that should be free.

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09 2014

The Best Of The Matthew Filipowicz Show: Episode 362 with Mariame Kaba and David Dayen

Episode 362 The Best Of The Matthew Filipowicz Show is now available to stream and download.

Due to travel, today we are running The Best Of The Matthew Filipowicz Show with some of our favorite interviews.

On today’s best of show, we have Mariame Kaba back on the show to discuss her new Marissa Alexander benefit book on the history of criminalizing women of color for self defense and the National Week Of Action Against Incarcerating Youth.

We also have David Dayen back on the show to discuss how we should be focusing on free public university and community college tuition instead of small fixes like loan interest rates.

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