Schedule for Sunday, Oct 30 through Thursday Nov 3. With help from listener commentary and questions, we talk with some of your favorite writers: political analysts, media critics, technologists, historians, etc. Virtually Speaking is public affairs, progressive voices, current events. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio. Available free at iTunes. I post weekly, so you can go back to previous posts and link through to the juicy stuff. Miss it the first time? Read the intro to Virtually Speaking.

Sunday, Oct 30 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Avedon Carol and David Dayen discuss developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts,  drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations. Worth tuning in for Culture of Truth on the Most Outrageous Moment on the Sunday morning talk shows. Informative, thoughtful and passionate. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Nov 1 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie | Dave Waldman, aka KagroX, joins recovering journalist, blogger and working class warrior Susie Madrak. Congress Matters. A non-practicing attorney, a former Capitol Hill aide and Hotline staff writer (back when Chuck Todd was an intern), David writes chiefly on Congressional procedure, and is the voice behind Daily Kos’ Today in Congress feature. They’ll talk about Congress, #OccupyWallStreet and what it means for progressives. | Listen live and later on BTR

Wednesday, Nov 2 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | MSNBC’s Alan Boyle (ed. Cosmic Log) talks with Marc Millis, of the Tau Zero Foundation and one of the big names in interstellar travel discussions. Marc worked for years on NASA’s Breakthrough Propulsion Physics program aka the “Warp Drive When?” program. Produced in cooperation with MICA the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics. Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Nov 3 | Double Header

8 pm eastern |5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z: This week in liberalism.  | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| search for meaningful ways to express Movement liberalism.  Tune in for “What Digby Says” this week. Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Jay talks with the Center for Economic and Policy Research‘s Dean Baker, author of The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive.  Follow @deanbaker13  Listen live and later on BTR.

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Show Notes:

Virtually Speaking Sundays| Can’t bear to watch the Sunday morning talking heads that inspire VS Sundays? Let Culture of Truth boil them down for you with the Bobblespeak Translations. Warning: swallow and put down the hot tea/coffee/cocoa before reading.

The VS Sunday panel draws from Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, Culture of Truth, David Dayen, digby, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Stuart Zechman and Susie Madrak. From time to time, the make-up of the panel shifts. Also, every 5 weeks or so, one of our regular panelists invites a guest to join them.

Virtually Speaking is both a labor of love and an act of political imagination. We couldn’t do it without our guests, our hosts, our ‘studio’ audience and our crew. Special thanks to Designer Mark MacKay for weekly and special graphic displays.