Podcast Mirror

I love podcasts. Here I mirror podcasts which seem to have otherwise disappeared from the web.

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Ed Brayton's Declaring Independence

I am reasonably confident that I have every episode of this show. If you have reason to believe that I don't, or if you want to volunteer to transcribe or write descriptions for any episodes, please let me know!

These files are hosted with the creator's permission.

Air Date Description File
2008-12-04 mp3
2008-12-11 mp3
2008-12-18 mp3
2009-01-08 Guests: Spencer Ackerman, the national security correspondent for the Washington Independent and Edwin Kagin, legal director for American Atheists. mp3
2009-01-15 mp3
2009-01-22 Guest: Jeff Morley, the national editorial director for the Center for Independent Media. mp3
2009-01-29 Guests: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Glen Miller mp3
2009-02-05 Guest: Joann Bell, ACLU of Joann Bell mp3
2009-02-19 On tonight's Declaring Independence my guest will be: Mike Lillis, the Congressional correspondent for the Washington Independent. We'll be talking about the stimulus bill, the TARP program and other goings on in Washington. mp3
2009-02-26 There's only one guest on the show tonight for the full hour and that is Radley Balko. We talk about a wide range of issues, mostly revolving around corruption and abuse in law enforcement. mp3
2009-03-05 On tonight's Declaring Independence: My first guest will be Daphne Eviatar, legal correspondent for the Washington Independent. We will be talking about the many important cases and issues on which the Obama administration has continued to maintain the same unconstitutional and unjust positions that the Bush administration did. The second part of the show will be a departure from the usual format. Last week my friend Vinx performed in Ann Arbor and I taped an interview with him and taped the whole show (plugged in to the sound board directly). The second half of the show will mix parts of that interview with music. Hope you all enjoy. mp3
2009-03-12 On Declaring Independence tonight: Chris Stellar, a reporter for the Minnesota Independent, will be on to give an update on the Al Franken/Norm Coleman legal battle going on in the courts there. And Amanda Metskas, executive director of Camp Quest, a summer camp for children of freethinkers, atheists, agnostics and humanists, will be on to talk about her organization. mp3
2009-03-19 Mike Lillis, the Congressional correspondent for the Washington Independent. Weâll be talking about the stimulus bill. mp3
2009-03-26 mp3
2009-04-02 mp3
2009-04-09 mp3
2009-04-23 mp3
2009-04-30 mp3
2009-05-14 mp3
2009-05-21 mp3
2009-05-28 mp3
2009-06-04 Tonight's Declaring Independence is going to be a very difficult one and I encourage you all to tune in. We're going to put a human face on the issue of late-term abortion. My first guest is going to be Lynda Waddington, a colleague of mine from the Iowa Independent. 14 years ago, she actually had a late-term abortion because they discovered a serious problem with the fetus. It's a remarkable story that, quite frankly, is not going to be easy to talk about. Just preparing for the interview tonight has really shaken me up emotionally. But it's an important story and we need to put it out so that people understand that this is not an abstraction, this is an issue that involves real people facing the most painful choice imaginable. My second guest will be my friend Genie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education. Listen here. mp3
2009-06-11 Tonight on Declaring Independence: My first guest will be Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out. We'll be discussing the ex-gay movement and the damage it does to young gays and lesbians. My second guest will be constitutional law professor Dan Ray. We will be discussing the Supreme Court's ruling in Caperton v Massey and the Sotomayor nomination. Listen here. mp3
2009-06-18 Tonight on Declaring Independence: Spencer Ackerman, foreign policy specialist, will be on to talk about the situation in Iran as well as other recent developments in the Middle East. Daphne Eviatar, legal analyst, will be on to talk about the Obama administration's DOMA brief, FOIA stonewalling and much more. And don't miss another long distance dedication. Listen here. mp3
2009-07-09 On tonight's Declaring Independence: The first guest is Mike Lillis, the congressional correspondent for the Washington Independent. We'll be talking about a bunch of issues, from the healthcare debate in Congress to the global warming bill to the Sotomayor nomination to Al Franken finally joining the Senate. The second guest is Jeff Sharlet, author of the book The Family: Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. Listen here. mp3
2009-07-30 On tonight's Declaring Independence: My first guest will be Daphne Eviatar, the legal correspondent for the Washington Independent. We'll be talking about the sad farce that is the Sotomayor confirmation hearings. My second guest will be Gerry Hebert, director of the Campaign Legal Center. Gerry was the DOJ official who exposed Sen. Jeff Sessions as a racist when he was up for a judgeship. My third guest will be Marcy Wheeler of Firedoglake. We'll be discussing the recent IG report on warrantless wiretaps and related issues. Yes, this is the same Marcy Wheeler who uttered the word 'blowjob' on MSNBC a couple weeks ago and caused such outrage. Listen here. mp3
2009-08-06 Tonight is a very important show on Declaring Independence. I'll be interviewing Mark Klein, the AT&T; technician who blew the whistle on the company for allowing the NSA to install equipment that gave them real-time access to nearly every phone call, email and text message being sent anywhere in the United States. He is the author of the book Wiring Up The Big Brother Machine...And Fighting It, which is absolutely terrifying. I'll also be speaking with Dave Weigel of the Washington Independent about the birther movement. Listen here. mp3
2009-08-13 First Guest: Tim Skubick from Off the Record Second Guest: Jeff Seaver from CFI Michigan Listen here. mp3
2009-08-27 First Guest: Daphne Eviatar, the legal correspondent for the Washington Independent Second Guest: Jim Underdown from Center For Inquiry Listen here. mp3
2009-09-10 My first guest will be Chris Stellar of the Minnesota Independent. We'll be talking about the amusing madness of Michele Bachmann. My second guest will be Amy Bach, author of a new book called Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court. We'll be talking about the many flaws in our criminal justice system. Listen here. mp3
2009-09-24 First Guest: Dave Weigel of the Washington Independent Second Guest: Amy Bach, author of Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court Listen here. mp3
2009-10-01 mp3
2009-10-08 mp3
2009-10-15 mp3
2009-10-22 mp3
2009-10-29 mp3
2009-11-12 mp3
2009-11-19 On tonight's Declaring Independence: Spencer Ackerman will be on discussing Afghanistan and other foreign policy challenges facing the Obama administration. Nat Hentoff will be on for the second time, but this time we'll be mostly discussing jazz history. Listen here. mp3
2009-12-03 mp3
2010-01-07 After a two week break for the holidays, Declaring Independence is back on the air tonight. The first guest will be Daphne Eviatar of the Washington Independent, who will be talking about prosecuting the underwear bomber and many other things. The second guest will be Robin Goldstein, author of The Wine Trials 2010. This is a really interesting book about the false market for high-end wine and how it is created and maintained by aspirational marketing. Listen here. mp3
2010-01-14 Special Guest: Ibn Warraq, author of "Why I am Not a Muslim" and "Defending the West" Listen here. mp3
2010-01-21 Mike Lillis, congressional correspondent for the Washington Independent, will be on the show to talk about health care reform, a possible 2nd stimulus package and what the Scott Brown election might mean. Mikey Weinstein will be on to talk about those scopes with Bible verses on them and other issues relating to religion in the military. Alicia Skillman also joins Declaring Independence to discus issues confronting the trans-gendered Listen here. mp3
2010-01-28 On tonight's Declaring Independence: Dan Quinn from the Texas Freedom Network will be on to talk about the latest battles with the State Board of Education there over the social studies curriculum. Gerry Hebert, executive director of the Campaign Legal Center, will be on to talk about last week's Supreme Court ruling on corporations and campaign finance laws. Listen here. mp3
2010-02-04 On tonight's Declaring Independence: Dr. Michael Gilbert, a former member of law enforcement and now a professor of criminal justice at the University of Texas -- and a leading member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) -- will be on to talk about the harms caused by drug prohibition. And Tim Skubick, the dean of Michigan's capitol reporters, will be on to talk about the state of the state, the upcoming midterm elections and the Michigan governor's race. Listen here. mp3
2010-02-11 On tonight's Declaring Independence: Dave Weigel will be on to talk about the national tea party convention that he attended, the O'Keefe racism accusation and many other things. And Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will be on to talk about....well, you can probably figure that out. Listen here. mp3
2010-02-25 On tonight's Declaring Independence: Mike Lillis, the congressional correspondent for the Washington Independent, will be on to talk about the jobs bill, health care reform and other goings on in Congress. Marcy Wheeler will be on to talk about the Office of Professional Responsibility's report on John Yoo and the subsequent cover up going on at the DOJ. Listen here. mp3
2010-03-11 Paul Krassner, publisher of The Realist, founder of the Yippies and legend of the 1960s will be on to talk about....well, all kinds of things. Listen here. mp3
2010-03-18 On tonight's Declaring Independence: Daphne Eviatar, an old friend of the program, will be back with us. She is now an attorney with Human Rights First. We'll be attacking Liz Cheney with a verbal meat cleaver. Olga Akselrod, an attorney with the Innocence Project, will be on to talk about the scandal of wrongful convictions and how to prevent them. Listen here. mp3
2010-03-25 On tonight's Declaring Independence: Mike Lillis will be on to give us an update on what is going on in Congress with the health care reconciliation and much more. DJ Grothe will be on to talk about magic, science and skepticism. Listen here. mp3
2010-04-01 On the April Fool's Day edition of Declaring Independence: Marcy Wheeler will be on to talk about a very important new ruling involving the state secrets privilege in the Al Haramain case. And Carol Tavris, a social psychologist, will be on to talk about her brilliant book Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me). The book is about cognitive dissonance, self-justification, rationalization and the way our minds fool us into thinking we're being objective when we're not. Listen here. mp3
2010-04-08 On tonight's Declaring Independence: The first guest will be Eartha Melzer, our reporter with the Michigan Messenger who does such incredible work on environmental issues and much more. She'll be talking about Dow Chemical, dioxin, corporate funded research and other issues. The second guest will be David Bennett, a history professor from Syracuse University. He'll be talking about the resurgence of right wing extremist groups -- militias, tea parties, "patriot" groups, etc., and how they fit into American history. Listen here. mp3
2010-04-15 On tonight's Declaring Independence: The first guest will be Todd Heywood, one of my reporters for the Michigan Messenger, to talk about his time with the militias and other subjects. The second guest will be Daphne Eviatar, who just returned from observing the military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay and has lots to tell us about them. Listen here. mp3
2010-05-13 After a two-week hiatus, Declaring Independence returns tonight with this lineup: Mike Lillis, the congressional correspondent for the Washington Independent, will be on to talk about the Massey coal mine explosion after spending a couple weeks in West Virginia doing some investigating. And Dan Ray, professor of constitutional law at Cooley Law School, will be on to talk about the Elena Kagan nomination. Listen here. mp3
2010-05-27 On tonight's Declaring Independence: Annie Lowrey, the financial reporter for the Washington Independent, will be on to talk about the financial regulation bill going through Congress, and probably a few other things. And John Hollway, co-author of a book called Killing Time: An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom. It's the story of a New Orleans man who spent 18 years on death row for a murder he did not commit, only to be exonerated when it was discovered that one of the prosecutors had deliberately withheld DNA evidence in the case. A civil suit he filed is to be heard by the Supreme Court soon. Listen here. mp3
2010-06-10 mp3
2010-06-23 mp3
2010-07-01 mp3
2010-07-08 mp3
2010-07-22 mp3
2010-07-29 mp3
2010-08-05 mp3
2010-08-12 mp3
2010-08-19 mp3
2010-08-26 On tonight's Declaring Independence: My guest will be Andrew Restuccia, the energy and environment correspondent for the Washington Independent. We'll be talking about the Gulf oil spill, the Michigan oil spill, the Massey coal mine explosion and why government and industry do little to prevent them. Listen here. mp3
2010-09-09 My guest will be Annie Lowrey, the finance and economics correspondent for the Washington Independent. We'll be talking about new stimulus plans and the risk of a double dip recession. Listen here. mp3
2010-09-16 On tonight's Declaring Independence: Dan Ray, professor of constitutional law, will be on the show to talk about the recent state secrets privilege ruling and various assorted other things. Listen here. mp3
2010-09-30 My guest will be Will Cleery, Director of Legal and Public Advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Eduation (FIRE), a group I support very strongly. We'll be talking about the constant attempts to squash free speech on college campuses. Listen here. mp3
2010-10-14 On tonight's Declaring Independence: My guest will be Shari Murgittroyd, director of the MSU Sexual Assault Center. We won't be talking about the specific case of alleged sexual assault by two MSU basketball players, but we will be talking about sexual assault on college campuses and the tragedy of how society still treats rape victims. Listen here. mp3
2010-10-21 On tonight's Declaring Independence: My guest will be Jesse Zwick of the Washington Independent. He'll be on to talk about campaign finance issues, especially the huge influx of money to third party groups who take out campaign ads without anyone knowing the identity of the donors who paid for the ads. Listen here. mp3
2010-10-28 On tonight's Declaring Independence: My guest will be Rich Robinson, executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. We'll be talking about a lot of things related to last week's discussion -- campaign finance, disclosure laws, third party groups influencing elections, etc. Listen here. mp3
2010-11-11 On tonight's Declaring Independence: My guest will be Bill Ballenger, editor of Inside Michigan Politics. We'll be talking about the aftermath of the GOP's landslide takeover of every part of the Michigan state government. Listen here. mp3
2010-11-18 On tonight's Declaring Independence: My guest will be Jeff Seaver, director of the Center for Inquiry of Michigan. We'll be talking about a new ad campaign by the American Humanist Association contrasting some of the barbaric parts of the Bible with humanist principles. We'll also be talking about the larger issues of the place of non-believers in a predominately religious society. Listen here. mp3
2010-12-02 On tonight's Declaring Independence: My guest will be Daphne Eviatar from Human Rights First. We'll be talking about the Khadr plea bargain, the Ghailani verdict and other issues involving the law and the war on terror. Listen here. mp3
2011-01-17 Interview: James "the Amazing" Randi mp3

 

Ed Brayton's Culture Wars Radio

I am reasonably confident that I have every episode of this show. If you have reason to believe that I don't, or if you want to volunteer to transcribe any episodes, please let me know!

These files are hosted with the creator's permission.

Air date Name Description File
2012-02-21 Guests Ellery Schempp and Fred Karger On the debut of Culture Wars Radio, Ed introduces his co-host, comedian Don Reese, and interviews Ellery Schempp, the plaintiff in one of the most important church and state cases in American history, and Fred Karger, the first openly gay man to run for a major party presidential nomination (and the Republican party at that). mp3
2012-02-28 Money in Politics and Religion in Government Today's guests are Rich Robinson of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, who will talk about the influence of money in politics, and Steven Hewett, a veteran who returned home from Afghanistan to find that his hometown had erected a war memorial for fallen soldiers and was flying a Christian flag over it. mp3
2012-03-06 Rock Beyond Belief and the Southern Center for Human Rights Guests: Justin Griffith, the organizer of the Rock Beyond Belief event at Ft. Bragg, and Stephen Bright, the director of the Southern Center for Human Rights. mp3
2012-03-13 Guest Jeremiah Bannister mp3
2012-03-20 Sophie Hirschfeld and Sex Workers' Rights Guest: Sophie Hirschfeld, an advocate for sex workers' rights. We talk about the whole issue of sex work and sex workers' rights, as well as her own personal journey from Mormonism to being a professional dominatrix. mp3
2012-03-27 Michelle Alexander and JT Eberhard Guests: Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, and JT Eberhard of the Secular Student Alliance mp3
2012-04-10 Why Are You Atheists So Angry? With Greta Christina Guest: Greta Christina, author of Why Are You Atheists So Angry: 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless. mp3
2012-04-17 The War on Drugs and the War on Health Peter Christ from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition on the corruptions of the war on drugs, and Dan Ray, a professor of constitutional law at Cooley, talking about the health care challenge and the Supreme Court. mp3
2012-04-24 Skeptics and Mental Illness Guests: JT Eberhard on mental illness and the skeptical community, and Mikey Weinstein on religious freedom in the U.S. military mp3
2012-05-01 Escapee From Westboro Baptist Church Guests: Nate Phelps, son of Fred Phelps; and Carlos Miller, a journalist who fights for the right to record the police. mp3
2012-05-08 Dissecting D'Souza Jeremy Beahan joins Ed to discuss the recent debate between Dinesh D'Souza and Susan Jacoby. mp3
2012-05-15 David Feldman and Edwina Rogers Guests: David Feldman and Edwina Rogers, the new executive director of the Secular Coalition for America. mp3
2012-05-29 Daphne Eviatar on Gitmo and Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate Guests: Daphne Eviatar, an attorney with Human Rights First, talking about the newly restarted military tribunals at Gitmo; and Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate. mp3
2012-06-05 Todd Heywood and Jill Stein Guests: Part two of Ed's interview with Jill Stein; also, investigative reporter Todd Heywood. mp3
2012-07-10 Jamie Kilstein and Andrew Tripp The guests are Andrew Tripp, talking about the concept of privilege, and Jamie Kilstein. mp3
2012-07-17 Health Care and the Constitution with Prof. Dan Ray Guest Dan Ray, Constitutional Law professor joins Ed to discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. mp3
2012-07-24 Jessica Ahlquist on the Separation of Church and State and Todd Heywood on the Calhoun County Oil Spill Guests: Jessica Ahlquist, on her lawsuit against her high school's prayer banner and more;  Todd Heywood, discusses the new report about the Calhoun County oil spill that occurred over two years ago. mp3
2012-08-14 Dr. David Gorski and Mike Farrell Guests: Dr. David Gorski and Mike Farrell. mp3
2012-08-21 Guests: Paige Moss and Rebecca Hensler Guests: Paige Moss, on growing up in an exorcism believing household and Rebecca Hensler, founder of Grief Beyond Belief. mp3
2012-08-28 RH Reality Check and Atheism Plus Guests: Robin Marty from Reproductive Health Reality Check, talking about the politics of abortion, and Jen McCreight, talking about Atheism Plus. mp3

4 thoughts on “Podcast Mirror”

  1. Do you know whether your collection of Culture Wars Radio is complete? I have a handful of episodes saved, but the filenames are in a totally different format--by date instead of subject--so it's not easy to match them up with the ones you have listed here. I've checked and they don't have any ID3 info.

    I don't know if it helps, but the episodes I have are:

    CW_2_21_12.mp3
    CW_2_28_12.mp3
    CW_5_1_12.mp3
    CW_5_8_12.mp3
    CW_7_17_12.mp3
    CW_7_24_12.mp3

    1. Hey, I'm afraid I don't know if my collection is complete. I started listening (by the looks of when my files were downloaded) in March of 2012, and kept listening until Sept 2012, which was I think when it wrapped up. My downloaded dates don't match up exactly with any of the dates in yours, so it's possible they are distinct.

      I have added my download date to each of them, but they don't correspond to the release date. You can try and match up the ones you have, or if you make them available somewhere I'd be happy to listen myself in case there are any new ones there :)

      1. I stumbled across this page while looking for an old episode of Culture Wars Radio, and discovered this comment I left in 2014 but forgot about. In case you're still interested, with the help of the Wayback Machine, I was able to determine that all six episodes I have are duplicates of yours, and that your collection appears to in fact be complete.

        If you're interested in the actual air date of each, they're listed on the show's archived web site: http://web.archive.org/web/20121014151356/http://www.publicrealityradio.org/programs/culturewarsradio/episodes

        Thanks for archiving these shows here.

        1. Ah, great find Carl, thank you.

          I've copied the info across from that archive and updated the dates to the actual air dates. Hopefully that will make this more useful for others (e.g., episodes listed in chronological rather than alphabetical order now).

          Thanks again.

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