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Unf*cking The Republic

53 EpisodesProduced by UNFTR Media

Unf*cking The Republic (UNFTR) is a series of audio essays on the grand American experiment lovingly curated and presented by a quasi-anonymous political writer.  Each essay reflects on a singular topic that is generally misunderstood or purposely obfuscated by the so-called “powers that be.” As we … read more

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From Bull Moose to Jackass: U.S. Progressivism from 1912 to 2021.

Today’s episode is a mashup of a Quickie and a full fledged Unf*cking. We start by going back in time to tell the origin story of the Progressive Party colloquially known as the Bull Moose Party. We examine the original party platform and draw a straight line between the issues facing the nation in 1912 that still face us today. Then we follow with a Quickie on three progressive members of the House of Representatives that give us hope for the future.

Resources

Indian Country Today: Theodore Roosevelt: ‘The Only Good Indians Are the Dead Indians’

Smithsonian Magazine: Why Teddy Roosevelt Tried to Bully His Way Onto the WWI Battlefield

Britannica: Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act

The American Presidency Project: Progressive Party Platform of 1912

Problem Solvers Caucus: Problem Solvers Caucus Unveils "Building Bridges"

The American Prospect: The Progressive Caucus Wields Power

jayapal.house.gov

Progressive Punch: Scores

khanna.house.gov

Pressley.house.gov

Al Jazeera: When it comes to Islamophobia, we need to name names

Book Love

Henry F. Pringle: Theodore Roosevelt

Herbert Croly: The Promise of American Life: Updated Edition

Pod Love

Majority Report with Sam Seder 

Unf*cker Love

Robert McDermott: Jone$town

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Unf*cking the Republic is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Mad Larry and distributed by bar backs.

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