• 00:59

    Gaius Publius and Michael Mann on Climate

    in Science

    Guest host Gaius Publius discusses climate change with Dr. Michael Mann. Gaius has written extensively on climate issues at AmericaBlog and Naked Capitalism. Gaius' write-up of Dr. Mann's Scientific American article, discussed in the interview, is here. The article itself is here. 


    Gaius and Dr. Mann discussed the three most critical topics in climate activism today — Is two degrees warming too much? Is there any remaining "carbon budget" as the IPCC implies? How do we defeat the Big Money ogre standing in the way of our future?

    Dr. Michael Mann is Distinguished Professor and Director of the “Earth System Science Center” at Penn State University, and the lead author of a 1999 paper that included what later became famous as the "hockey stick graph," a reconstruction of Northern Hemisphere temperatures for the past 1000 years. It shows a mainly flat line of temperature from the year 1000 through about 1900 — like the stem of a hockey stick — then an almost 90 degree uptick, like the blade of a hockey stick. 

    The diagram caught the public imagination. Michael Mann has detailed his battle against right-wing retaliation for "catching the public's imagination," in his 2012 book "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines".

  • 00:59

    Gaius Publius and Michael Mann on Climate Change

    in Politics Progressive

    Guest host Gaius Publius discusses climate change with Dr. Michael Mann. Gaius has written extensively on climate issues at AmericaBlog and Naked Capitalism. Gaius' write-up of Dr. Mann's Scientific American article, discussed in the interview, is here. The article itself is here. 


    Gaius and Dr. Mann discussed the three most critical topics in climate activism today — Is two degrees warming too much? Is there any remaining "carbon budget" as the IPCC implies? How do we defeat the Big Money ogre standing in the way of our future?

    Dr. Michael Mann is Distinguished Professor and Director of the “Earth System Science Center” at Penn State University, and the lead author of a 1999 paper that included what later became famous as the "hockey stick graph," a reconstruction of Northern Hemisphere temperatures for the past 1000 years. It shows a mainly flat line of temperature from the year 1000 through about 1900 — like the stem of a hockey stick — then an almost 90 degree uptick, like the blade of a hockey stick. 

    The diagram caught the public imagination. Michael Mann has detailed his battle against right-wing retaliation for "catching the public's imagination," in his 2012 book "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines".

  • 00:20

    Gaius Publius and Rep. Keith Ellison: Five Questions

    in Politics Progressive

    While attending the 2014 Netroots Nation conference, Gaius Publius — contributing writer at AmericaBlog and member of the Virtually Speaking Sunday media panel — conducted three interviews under the heading "Five Questions."


    This year he spoke with House Democrat Keith Ellison, co-leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus; economist Dr. Stephanie Kelton of the MMT school of economics; and Democratic strategist and activist Robert Cruickshank.

    In this podcast, Gaius talks with Rep. Ellison about —
    • Ellisons's view of the so-called "budget for burnable carbon" and the looming climate crisis
    • How progressives can "win" if Clinton is the nominee in 2016
    • What his Muslim faith means to Ellison, a former Catholic

    Gauis first published this series of conversations at AmericaBlog.
     

  • 00:56

    Gaius Publius & RJ Eskow: Progressive Politics Following the NY Governor's Race

    in Current Events

    What does it mean for progressive politics that Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu won 35% and 40% of the New York state vote, respectively, in an almost-unfunded campaign against entrenched Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo?


    What does it mean for office-holders like NY Mayor Bill DeBlasio to have supported Cuomo and his conservative-leaning running mate Kathy Hochul?
    Gaius Publius & RJ Eskow explore the consequences of Democratic party leaders'  continued espousal of unpopular positions in a time of progressive change. What does the New York Democratic primary battle tell us? What does it mean for the party in 2016?

    Writer and radio host RJ Eskow talks with Americablog Contributing Editor Gaius Publius. Follow @Gaius_Publius @RJEskow


    REFERENCED LINK: http://www.salon.com/2014/07/19/the_most_important_money_in_politics_race_this_year_why_lefty_tea_party_may_be_here/

  • 00:51

    Gaius Publius & Joe Sudbay: Gay Activism and the Obama Admin

    in Politics Progressive

    How gay activists – led by GetEQUAL and Serivce Members United – won in the Obama era, when other progressive communities were stymied by Democratic inaction and hostility. AmericaBlog former Deputy Editor Joe Sudbay talks with Contributing Editor Gaius Publius.  Follow @Gaius_Publius @JoeSudbay

  • 01:01

    Richard Eskow & Gaius Publius Virtually Speaking Sundays

    in Current Events

    Feb 16, 2014 – This week, commentators RJ Eskow & Gaius Publius  talk about the mentality of plutocrats and the climate horizone. Plus political satire from Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @gaius_publius @rjeskow @jayackroyd @bobblespeak


    Virtually Speaking Sundays – a counterpoint to the Sunday morning talk shows. Links here.


    The 2014 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Allison Kilkenny, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman

  • 00:55

    Avedon Carol & Gaius Publius Virtually Speaking Sundays

    in Current Events

    Current events and public policy. From the VS Media Panel, Gaius Publius (AmericaBlog) and Avedon Carol (Sideshow) discuss TPP, Chris Christie, GOP 2016, MSNBC. Political satire from Culture of Truth. Follow @Avedon_Says @Gaius_Publius


    Links from the program will be posted in the episode post at virtuallyspeaking.us


    The 2014 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Allison Kilkenny, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman

  • 00:16

    Gaius Publius & GottaLaff: Five Questions

    in Politics Progressive

    While attending the 2013 Netroots Nation conference, Gaius Publius - contributing editor of AmericaBlog and member of the virtually speaking Sunday media panel — conducted seven interviews under the heading Five Questions.


    In this 15 minute podcast — first published at AmericaBlog — Gaius talks with GottaLaff of The Political Carnival dot Net and Blunt Cast where she finds and shares the humor in even the darkest political events.


    They talk about The importance of comedy to progressive media, climate and the utility of making trolls laugh.

  • 01:01

    Stephanie Kelton & Gaius Publius Virtually Speaking

    in Politics Progressive

    Stephanie Kelton, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the top-ranked blog New Economic Perspectives.  In this episode, she and  Gaius Publius discuss the basics of Modern Monetary Theory.  Also, at the bottom of the hour, Gaius Publius on the Unpeople of the World.  More information here.


    Also, help out the show by checking out Audible's free 30 day trial, or visit our virtual bookstore.

  • 00:07

    Kevin Murphy & Stuart Zechman • Defining Liberalism & Progressivism

    in Politics Progressive

    Kevin C. Murphy & Stuart Zechman discuss the difference between modern ¨liberalism¨ and modern ¨progressivism.´ Five minutes excerpted from this longer conversation where Stuart Zechman and Kevin C. Murphy discuss Kevin's dissertation, Uphill All the Way: The Fortunes of Progressivism 1919-1929 Gaius Publius considers  it here.


    Listen to Kevin's Aug 2013 conversation about1920s progressive context, thought and action in which progressives became liberals... here.


     

  • 01:00

    Dave Dayen & Gaius Publius VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    This week Political & social commentators Dave Dayen & Gaius Publius discuss the Serious People's recent discovery of income inequality in America; the likely demise of public pensions; and the risk from Fukushima and the implications for Western neoliberalism.


    Culture of Truth satirizes one of more of the Sunday Morning talk shows. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @ddayen @Gaius_Publius @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak


    VS Sunday panelists offer a counterpoint to the Sunday morning TV talk shows.


    Links & bios


     

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