SPECIAL ALL INSTRUMENTALS EPISODE!

The Music I Talked Over On This Episode

Background music in this episode was "New Berlin, New York" and "The Beekeeper" by The Westerlies from their self-titled album (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify), as well as "Longleaf Pines" by Daniel Hart from the Music from S-Town album (iTunes, Spotify), and finally "Perpetuum Mobile" from Penguin Cafe Orchestra's album Concert Program (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify).

Also On This Episode

This episode has clips of Washington Post columnist and a Pulitzer-prize winning historian Anne Applebaum on Sam HarrisWaking Up. She describes how Trump, while self-identifying as a great “dealmaker” is utterly oblivious (and hostile to) the role of American dealmaking. That is: Leveraging “soft power” for America's gain. She details how "globalization", while often maligned, is really decades of our diplomats and leaders wheeling and dealing to successfully “Americanize” the world.

SPECIAL ALL COVERS EPISODE!

Also On This Episode

This episode features a clip from SNL's Weekend Update about racist elf Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III's perjury, and Mike Pence's routine use of a hacked private email server when sending, among other things, sensitive security-related communiqué.

THE 1ST EPISODE OF SEASON 14 — ALL BANDS I'VE NEVER PLAYED BEFORE!
SEASON 13 FINALE!

Also On This Episode

This episode features a clip from Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah's last episode of 2016.

SPECIAL "INTERESTING INSTRUMENTALS" EPISODE!
  • BABES (Swarthmore, PA)
  • 09 Duumbi
  • 10 Pineapple
  • Independent Study
  • (bandcamp)

Also On This Episode

This episode features a clip from Weird Al's 1989 film UHF where Bob and George pretty well sum up how I feel every day these days. Also, a clip from John Powers' review of HBO's West World on WHYY's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MUSIC EPISODE!
  • Crocodiles (San Diego, CA)
  • 05 Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die)
  • Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die) Single
  • (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify)
  • Fiona Apple (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 11 Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire
  • Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire
  • (Tumblr)

Also On This Episode

This episode doesn't feature any clips. The only ones I felt compelled to play were related to the continuing onslaught of Trump horrors and I decided to spare you the suffering in what is supposed to be a joyous happy holiday episode. If I had put on a clip, it might have been from Seth Meyer's great analysis of the Carrier "deal" or The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper visitting a Tump post-campaign campaign rally.