Episode #62 – The Land of the Free?

Indian Reservation2

In this year’s post-Thanksgiving episode, Albertole, Steveocrates and Paulato reveal and discuss the true origins of the official Thanksgiving holiday, as well as a few appetite-killing turkey facts that may leave you with a tough moral quandary for next year, if not an upset stomach.  The real meat of the show, however, focuses on the poor living conditions of the majority of Indian reservations in America.  Is this the result of what President Reagan’s first interior secretary, James G. Watt, said in 1983 “the failure of socialism”?  Alberotle attempts to make a connection in light of and inspired by John Stossel’s coverage of this very important but often neglected issue.

To conclude on a high but not so lofty note, ASP play a game of Balderdash but with a twist: guessing the correct description of a real movie title, such as Don’t be a Menace to South Central while Drinking your Juice in the Hood (1996).  Partake and enjoy our latest installment of stuff!

Download and listen to episode #62!

Credits:

In Your Arms Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Violin Concerto in F major, RV 293 ‘Autumn’ – I. Allegro” by Antonio Vivaldi (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Music: “Turkey Vulture by Chad Crouch
From the Free Music Archive
Attribution CC BY

“String Quartet in F Major: III. Très lent” by Maurice Ravel (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“La plus que lente” by Claude Debussy (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“Zazie” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Resources:

John Stossel’s “How the Government Turns American Indians into Freeloaders”

John Stossel’s “Why are Indians Poor?”

Special shout out to No Agenda with Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak!

 

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