Episode

12/20 Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter & Isabel Gillies V Film Guy Matthew Weiss

December 20, 2013

Cliff Schecter explains some of the best and worst political events of 2013, how the sequester, the budget deal and unemployment insurance expiration all harm the most vulnerable Americans, how austerity is still hurting America, playing offense on Social Security and a more progressive caucus in the Senate, how we got filibuster reform, failure and progress on gun control, reigning in the NSA, more deaths from drones, a great Iran deal and the people who want to destroy it and more great progress for marriage equality.

Film Guy Matthew and Isabel Gillies discussed Matthew’s theme song, Sam shared his recent lice adventure, Matthew suggested the movies Computer Chess and Junebug, Sam explains the Black Diamond award, Isabel Gillies suggested the documentary Helvetica Movie.

On The Better Half: Republican Congressional candidate compares homophobic and racist Duke Dynasty star to Rosa Parks and your calls and IMs.

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