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Virtually Speaking: Joan McCarter, Culture of Truth, Spocko, Mike Stark, Alan Boyle, Kevin Gosztola, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

2:08 pm in Uncategorized by California Sherry

Talk, unscripted and well worth a listen. But first, from the Z Files: Stuart Zechman considers “false equivalence” and the misleading practices of traditional media pundits who use it to mean something very different when commenting on actions of the Obama administration than the way they used it during the Bush administration. More here from our collection of audio commentary.

Sunday, April 1 through Thursday, April 5: Joan McCarter, Culture of Truth, Spocko, Mike Stark, Alan Boyle, Kevin Gosztola, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd 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). Syndicated too! Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking and Virtually Speaking Science from the iTunes store.)

Sunday, April 1 | 9 pm eastern | 6 am pacific |Virtually Speaking Sundays |Joan McCarter – Senior Policy Editor at DailyKos - and Culture of Truth – author of the weekly Bobblespeak Translations, where he satirizes the Sunday Morning talking heads - discuss their most recent work. Plus this week’s Most Ridiculous Moment. Follow @JoanMcCarter @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Monday, April 2 | 9 pm eastern | 6 am pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z | Jay Ackroyd and Stuart Zechman discuss state lotteries as public finance and as part of American consumer culture. Recorded earlier in the day. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen on BTR

Tuesday, April 3 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | Spocko and Mike Stark talk about today’s media environment, effective activism, organizing strategies and the power of the 99%. Follow @spockosbrain @mike_stark Listen live and later on BTR

Wednesday, April 4 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | MSNBC.com’s Alan Boyle (Cosmic Log) talks with organizers of Yuri’s Night, which celebrates the past and future of spaceflight.  VS Science is produced in cooperation with MICA, the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics. Watch for the pre-show interview at CosmicLog. Follow @b0yle #YurisNight Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, April 5 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Jay Ackroyd talks with Kevin Gosztola, FDL’s Wikileaks expert and premiere blogger for all things Occupy. Follow @kgosztola Listen live and later on BTR Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

11:58 am in Uncategorized by California Sherry

Talk, unscripted and well worth a listen. We’re shuffling our schedule: the not-yet-completely-settled plan is to run no more that one program a night. But first, from our growing collection of audio commentary on Jay Ackroyd’s You-Tube page: David Cay Johnston, author of Free Lunch and Perfectly Legal – and Jay’s guest this coming Thursday – describes the lifestyle of bus drivers in Sweden. Jay’s point: “income fairness and equality is a good thing and a good goal.”

Sunday, March 25 through Thursday, March 29: Avedon Carol, Gloria Feldt, Dave Johnston, Mike Elk, Maryn McKenna, Tom Levenson, David Cay Johnston, Culture of Truth, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd 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 and Virtually Speaking Science from the iTunes store.)

Sunday, Mar 25 | 9 pm eastern | 6 am pacific |Virtually Speaking Sundays |Stuart Zechman and Avedon Carol discuss their most recent work and take some inspiration (?) from the Sunday morning talking heads. Plus this week’s Most Ridiculous Moment. Follow @Avedon_Says @Stuart_Zechman @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Monday, Mar 26 | 9 pm eastern | 6 am pacific | Re-webcast from the prior week (no call-ins): Gloria Feldt, author of No Excuses, joins Jay Ackroyd to discuss the war on women heating up during the Republican presidential campaign. Follow @GloriaFeldt @JayAckroyd  Listen on BTR.

Tuesday, Mar 27 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays |Dave Johnson maps the forest with investigative journalist and staff writer for In These Times, Mike Elk. They’ll talk about reporting on Labor. Plus the latest Z Files segment from Stuart Zechman. Follow@dcjohnson @MikeElk Listen now and later on BTR

Wednesday, March 28 | 5 pm eastern | 2 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | Tom Levenson talks with  Maryn McKenna: author of Superbug and Beating Back the Devil; Wired blogger; SciAm columnist; magazine writer on public health, global health, food policy. Follow @marynmck @TomLevenson @MRSA_blog. Listen live and later on BTR.

Thursday, March 29| Double Header –

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z| This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Culture of Truth discuss current evens from the perspective of movement liberalism.| Show notes here. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Recorded the prior week to accommodate scheduling. (no call-ins) Jay talks with David Cay Johnston discuss how the regulatory regime in finance is failing American citizens.. Follow @DavidCayJ @JayAckroyd Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: David Dayen, digby, Avedon Carol, Susie Madrak, CoT, June Carbone, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd

12:43 pm in Media by California Sherry

Update: Several An unprecedented number of very last minute scheduling changes (plus the You-Tube snag.) Dave Dayen in for Joan McCarter, Avedon Carol in for Ali Savino, and June Carbone in for Kevin Gosztola. (Pre-recorded as Jay is traveling.) Things should be back on track now. Links are – hopefully – all good.

Schedule for Sunday, March 11 through Thursday, March 15. This week: Joan McCarter David Dayen, digby, Ali Savino, Avedon Carol, Susie Madrak, Kevin Gosztola, June Carbone, Culture of Truth (CoT), Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd. 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. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.) Miss the Intro?

Sunday, March 11 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | digby and David Dayen compare their work of the past week to coverage from the corporate media’s Sunday morning talk shows. In a pre-recorded segment, Culture of Truth comments on the most ridiculous moment of this Sunday morning. Follow @DDayen @digby56 @bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Monday, March 12, 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd from the prior Thursday. (Rerun for syndication purposes) In an exceptional conversation Jay talks with William K. Black, white-collar criminologist, former financial regulator and author of “The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry” about the banksters, the bailout and fraud. The hour flew by. Follow @WilliamKBlack Read Bill here and here.  Listen here.

Tuesday, March 13 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | Susie Madrak goes on the record with democratic strategist Ali Savino. With a focus on the intersection of politics and the internet, Ali is designing the next generation of tools for campaigners and online organizers. Plus weekly commentary from Stuart Zechman’s Z File. Follow @alisavino @susiemadrak @Stuart_Zechman Listen live and later on BTR

(Tuesday line-up: Spocko and Mike Stark talk about advocacy and activism on the 1st Tuesday of the month; Susie Madrak and a guest consider the impact of current events on working and middle class people on the 2nd Tuesday; Avedon Carol and Lambert Strether dissect breaking news and crazy liberalism on the 3rd Tuesday; Dave Johnson maps the forest with a guest on the 4th Tuesday; and Jay Ackroyd and a guest shed light on current insanities of the political and economic kind, on the 5th Tuesday.)

Thursday, March 15| Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A to Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Culture of Truth (in for Jay Ackroyd) discuss the present and future of liberalism in a centrist America.| Follow @Stuart_Zechman @Bobblespeak Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Pre-recorded. Great hour. Jay talks with June Carbone, Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society at University of Missouri Kansas City. Professor Carbone writes extensively about legal issues surrounding marriage, divorce and family obligations, especially within the context of the recent revolutions in biotechnology. They talk about  Red Families v. Blue Families, co-authored with Naomi Cahn. Listen on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Joan McCarter, Avedon Carol, Aaron Bady, Lambert Strether, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

10:37 am in Media by California Sherry

Talk worth listening to. But first, a little something from our growing VS video collection. Consider  Accountability from the Z Files, in which Stuart Zechman addresses movement liberals, posing questions about the foreclosure fraud settlement, immunity for banks and holding the President and the elites accountable for the damage they have done to the United States.  Original broadcast: Virtually Speaking Tuesdays with Susie Madrak, David Dayen and Stuart Zechman. Avedon Carol provides the text.

Schedule for Sunday, Feb 19 through Thursday, Feb 25 with  Aaron Bady, Avedon Carol, Joan McCarter, Lambert Strether, 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 19 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Sundays |Joan McCarter talks with Stuart Zechman, taking their inspiration from the Sunday morning talking heads. Plus this week’s Most Ridiculous Moment. Follow @JoanMcCarter @stuart_zechman @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Feb 21 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | As it is the 3rd Tuesday, Avedon Carol and Correntewire‘s Lambert Strether dissect breaking news and crazy liberalism. Plus The Z Files. Follow @Avedon_Says @CorrenteWire   Listen live and later on BTR

Note the Tuesday line-up: Spocko and Mike Stark talk about advocacy and activism on the 1st Tuesday of the month; Susie Madrak and a guest consider the impact of current events on working and middle class people on the 2nd Tuesday; Avedon Carol and Correntewire‘s Lambert Strether dissect breaking news and crazy liberalism on the 3rd Tuesday; Dave Johnson maps the forest with a guest on the 4th Tuesday; and Jay Ackroyd and a guest shed light on current insanities of the political and economic kind, on the 5th Tuesday.

Thursday, Feb 23| Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-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 |Jay talks with Zunguzungu’s Aaron Bady about David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years. Follow @zunguzungu @JayAckroyd Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: digby, Marcy Wheeler, Alan Boyle, Shawn Otto, Stirling Newberry, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

11:28 am in Media by California Sherry

Talk worth listening to. But first, from the top of Jay’s VS video collection: Stuart Zechman considers political campaigns, creating a culture of truth and the strategic and tactical logic of being an undecided voter.

Schedule for Sunday, Jan 29 through Thursday, Feb 2. This week: digby, Marcy Wheeler, Alan Boyle, Shawn Otto, Stirling Newberry, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd consider politics in light of very current events and public affairs. VS amplifies – mainly – progressive voices: political analysts, activists, media critics, technologists, historians, etc. 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. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.) Miss the Intro?

Sunday, Jan 29 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | digby and Stuart Zechman discuss developments of the week, highlighting what’s been neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts, drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations. Featuring CoT’s the ‘Most Ridiculous Moment’ from the Sunday morning talk shows. Follow @digby56 @bobblespeak @Stuart_Zechman. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Jan 31 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays |Marcy Wheeler and Jay take the test – live – and discuss the contents of the  recently released “How Thick is Your Bubble” quiz from AEI and Charles Murray. Take it yourself! Follow @emptywheel @JayAckroyd Listen live and later on BTR

Wednesday, Feb 1 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | How do the US presidential candidates view science and technology issues? Why might politically undeclared scientists join the GOP? MSNBC’s Alan Boyle (Cosmic Log) talks with ScienceDebate.org’s Shawn Lawrence Otto, author of Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in AmericaVS Science is produced in cooperation with MICA. Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Feb 2| Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A to Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd discuss the present and future of liberalism in a centrist America.| Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Stirling Newberry and Jay discuss the  long term prospects of America and humanity in an unegalitarian world hoovering up resources at an unsustainable pace. Plus ‘What Digby Said.’ Follow @ssnewberry @JayAckroyd  Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Cliff Schecter, GottaLaff, Lenore Skenazy, Susie Madrak, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

9:18 am in Media by California Sherry

From Jay’s VS video collection: Culture of Truth offers up Rick Santorum, David Gregory’s guest on Jan 1 Meet the Press, who cobbled together a collection of patently false and contradictory statements about the President.

Schedule for Sunday, Jan 8 through Thursday, Jan 12. Gotta Laff, Cliff Schecter, Susie Madrak, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd Lenore Skenazy talk through very current events: public affairs with political analysts, activists, media critics, technologists, historians, etc. We amplify – mainly – progressive voices. 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. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.) Miss the Intro?

Sunday, Jan 8 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Cliff Schecter and special guest Gotta Laff discuss developments of the week, highlighting what’s been neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts, drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations. Featuring Culture of Truth on the ‘Most Ridiculous Moment’ from the Sunday morning talk shows. Follow @GottaLaff @CliffSchecter @bobblespeak. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Jan 10 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | | This week, Susie Madrak and a guest tba consider the impact of current events on working and middle class people. Follow @SusieMadrak Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Jan 12 | Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen live on BTR.. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Lenore Skenazy comes by to talk about Free Range Kids, popular culture, politics and family life. Last March, they spoke about sensible security, kids and parenting.  Catch our latest ‘What Digby Said’ vid at the bottom of the hour. Follow @FreeRangeKids @JayAckroyd  Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →