The Log

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The Log – Charles Bursell’s weekly offering of news and opinion, served on a bed of sculpted sound and music. Includes the serial, Scenes From a Perfect World. New episodes are posted on Fridays.


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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