Episode

12/19 Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter & Tom Scharpling

December 19, 2014

Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains what led to the fracking ban in New York and why taking on Andrew Cuomo was such a good idea. Why Single Payer isn’t happening in Vermont. Did elizabeth Warren want Al Franken to endorse Hillary Clinton already? Why President Obama could give us a second stimulus right now with the stroke of a pen. What the new Cuba policy means and what actually changes now. The historic idiocy of the Cuba policy and the internal Republican and Democratic divisions on Cuba policy.

Tom Scharpling brings back The Best Show as a podcast. The time Tom lost money H Jon Benjamin. The future of the Podcast model. Who does Tom have a problem with? What to miss and not miss from terrestrial radio. Why Tom Scharpling is a big part of Sam’s biggest career disasters. Our massive loss of privacy. Has social media robbed us of our ability to be critical. When will The Interview be available on streaming.  And Tom told everybody to watch the movie Blowout.

On The Fun Half: Bill O’Reilly claims victory in the War on Christmas. The head of the New York City Police Union accuses NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio of running a “revolution” out of city hall. Video shows NYPD officers holding and beating a twelve year old. Pat Robertson explains why Gay people are going “extinct”. The FED punts on the Volker rule an your calls and IMs.

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