Talk worth listening to. But first, from our growing VS video collection: Contraception, in which Digby discusses conservative power, the religious right, the culture war and icky lady parts.

Schedule for Sunday, Feb 12 through Thursday, Feb 16 with Digby, Corey Robin, Susie Madrak, Dave Dayen, Tom Levenson, Matt Strassler, Richard Kirsch, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd. They consider politics, policy and science in light of very current events, timely trends and public affairs. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio (BTR). Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.)

Sunday, Feb 12 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Sundays |digby talks with Corey Robin, author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin Plus this week’s Most Ridiculous Moment. Follow @digby56 @coreyrobin @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Feb 14 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | This week, Susie Madrak talks with David Dayen and Stuart Zechman about the mortgage settlement and breaking news. Plus The Z Files. Follow @SusieMadrak @DDayen @Stuart_Zechman Listen live and later on BTR

Wednesday, Feb 15 | 5 pm eastern | 2 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | Juggernaut and Behemoth: Dispatches from the frontiers of particle physics: MIT’s Tom Levenson (Inverse Square and Balloon Juice) talks with theoretical physicist Matt Strassler Follow @TomLevenson @profmattstrassler Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Feb 16| Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A to Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd discuss current evens from the perspective of movement liberalism.| Plus What Digby Said. And post-show notes. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd |Richard Kirsch, National Campaign Mgr., Health Care for America Now (HCAN) and author of Fighting For Our Health, his first-hand account of the epic battle that led to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Follow @HCAN @JayAckroyd  Listen live and later on BTR.

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Show Notes:

Jay’s VS Video shorts including What Digby Said, Culture of Truth’s ‘Most Ridiculous Moments’ from the Sunday morning talk shows and the ZFiles.

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.

Cross posted at DailyKos.