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The Log – Charles Bursell’s weekly offering of news and opinion, served on a bed of sculpted sound and music. Frequent visits from commentators Chuck & Chucky. 


Ep.36 – 10/12/19 – How food and comedy will save us: Family farms are a gazillion times better than Big Ag, and a better world through better jokes.



Ep.35 – 10/5/19 – The OJ Trial, Monty Python, Che Guevara, war, FOX, Poe and more. This week in history with commentators Chuck and Chucky. 

Ep.34 – 9/28/19 – Climate Revolution! – Defeating climate crisis requires the overthrow of Capitalism, the restoration of democracy, and radical individual lifestyle reform, all of which have huge upsides.

Ep.33 – 9/21/19 – What would Howard Zinn think about Ken Burns’ “Country Music” series? Also: faulty professors, the good news about Nationalism, watching the world burn and… there’s no such thing as white people?

Ep.32 – 9/14/19 – Democracy Psych! The F-word, self-loathing, Bernie updates, and the real Left because brain. Guests: Chuck and Chucky.
Ep.31 – 9/7/19 – The world’s politics and climate are both in crisis. Proposed solutions will force the ultimate choice between incompatible world views. 

Ep.30 – 8/31/19 – Labor news and politics, Charles Bursell kicks off his 2020 Liberty/Justice campaign. Analysts Chuck & Chucky on the big stories NOT in the news. 

Ep.29 – 8/24/19 – Abolish money, ban guns, open borders, and return stolen land to First Nations. Charles Bursell brings his issues to the 2020 Presidential campaign. 

Ep.28 – 8/17/19 – No plastic, no guns, no cops, no borders, and people belong to the land – not the other way ’round. SFPW episodes 11-15. 

Ep.27 – 8/10/19 – Billy gets Grandpa Jake to tell the whole story of how his generation destroyed money forever. The boys celebrate the summer holidays in a perfect world. SFPW episodes 7-10.

Ep.26 – 8/3/19 – It’s 70 Years in the future and all problems are solved. Follow the adventures of Jake, Pat, and Billy, as they try to handle it. Episodes 1-6 of “Scenes From a Perfect World” as heard weekly on The Log.

Ep.25 – 7/27/19 – Hear Mueller’s compelling story of conspiracy and obstruction in a format you’ll actually enjoy. No made-for-TV highlights, no pompous punditry, and NO Republicans! Extended excerpts with all the fat cut out.

Ep.24 – 7/20/19 – How to respond to Trump’s latest all-time low. Musician Peter Donalds celebrates the Apollo 11 Anniversary with his favorite moon songs. Episode 13 of “Scenes From a Perfect World.”

Ep.23 – 7/13/19 – Think you know the best climate crisis solutions? Test yourself. Speaking of solutions, let’s fix that border emergency. Episode 12 of “Scenes From a Perfect World.”

Ep.22 – 7/6/19 – They put “happy” stories at the end of newscasts to lull you back to sleep. Climate crisis and #trumpcamps are not TV shows you can turn off. 

Ep.21 – 6/29/19 – The 2020 Dems are off and running. Highlights from Charles Bursell’s Democratic Debate watch party. Guests: Chucky Bucky and Uncle Chuck.

Ep.20 – 6/22/19 – The 19th Amendment, Juneteenth, Solstice, and Pride make June the best month. So says Charles Bursell with guest co-host Chucky Bucky. Episode 10 of “Scenes From a Perfect World.”

Ep.19 – 6/15/19 – Climate Crisis solutions are right in front of us. They’re cool, they’ll work, and we should be excited. Episode 9 of “Scenes From a Perfect World.”

Ep.18 – 6/8/19 – Mike Rowe and Gary Sinise are lauded for their generous philanthropy, but there’s a downside. Also: the new price of war, social anarchy, free TVs, and saying the shooter’s name. Episode 8 of “Scenes From a Perfect World.

Ep.17 – 6/1/19 – Pride Month is here! Robert Mueller has a voice. Dreams of friendship and defiance. Episode 7 of “Scenes From a Perfect World.”

Ep.16 – 5/25/19 – Don’t let outrage over the news depress you – make it sustainable and holistic. Charles Bursell delivers his 2019 commencement speech. Episode 6 of “Scenes From a Perfect World.”

Ep.15 – 5/18/19 – Barbaric abortion bills and the Republican playbook. Political advice for 2020 (a two-woman ticket!) and beyond. Episode 5 of “Scenes From a Perfect World.”

Ep.14 – 5/11/19 – Over a million species will be driven to extinction without fundamental changes to world economics and agriculture.  A turning point toward impeachment for Agent Orange. Episode 4 of “Scenes From a Perfect World.”

Ep.13 – 5/4/19 – Burned-out or overwhelmed by the news? Charles Bursell makes the case for keeping up. Episode 3 of “Scenes From a Perfect World.”

Ep.12 – 4/27/19 – Thunberg, Attenborough, and McKibben on the urgent need to reverse climate change. Income inequality and the assault on democracy. AOC’s “A Message From the Future.” Premiere of the new serial “Scenes From a Perfect World”(episodes 1 and 2). 

Ep.11 – 4/20/19 – Charles Bursell on the Notre Dame fire and public reaction. Analysis of the Mueller report with Chuck and Chucky. 

Ep.10 – 4/13/19 – Charles Bursell breaks down Stephen Miller’s white supremacist US immigration policy and Chuck & Chucky analyze the week’s news: The black hole image, Israeli elections, Julian Assange arrest, “acting” federal officials, and Ohio’s heartbeat bill.

Ep.9 – 4/6/19 – Uncle Joe is a man of the past. Agent Orange is the first American President. Individual and collective solutions to climate change. The milk and cereal conundrum, weird PETA ads, and free food from Socialists.

Ep.8 – 3/30/19 – “New Studies” on the cost of US trade tariffs, the pain of gentrification, pointless trigger warnings, and hawking kids’ snacks with cartoon characters. Charles Bursell hosts a family discussion about the Mueller Report and the very very bad media. 

Ep.7 – 3/23/19 – A preinvasion indigenous concept of “ownership,” either/or/both/more followup, and a 1933 episode of The Log with Lionel Bursell.  Your personal invitation to three happenings at the New Arts & Media studios.

Ep.6 – 3/16/19 – The Tim “Apple” story is fake news. How the world would be a much better place without money. Podcast suggestions.

Ep.5 – 3/9/19 – The hubris of Daylight Saving, Chucky Bucky on Catholic reform, ceding America back to Native Tribes, and “It’s almost never either/or, it’s almost always both and more.”

Ep.4 – 3/2/19 – The full hour is dedicated to Michael Cohen’s testimony before House Oversight & Reform Committee. Includes Chairman Elijah Cummings complete and uninterrupted  closing statement.

Ep.3 – 2/23/19 – Andrew McCabe and media literacy, Bernie and the 2020 Dems. Conspiracy theories, appeal to authority, and Occam’s Razor.

Ep.2 – 2/16/19 – Socialism v Capitalism, blue voter migration, State Legislatures at their worst, news analysis with Chuck and Chucky.

Ep.1 – 2/9/19 – Warhol/Dylan Super Bowl ads, AOC’s Green New Deal, State of the Union fact check.


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