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The Beatdown Report - w/ The Klute
60 minutes | Nov 24, 2014
Diane Douglas and the Dumbing Down of America
The Klute breaks down the case against Diane Douglas, why she will fail to take Common Core out of Arizona schools and why she will take out her frustrations on Charles Darwin and your children's science education. A Terrifying tale for Arizonans and all Americans.
63 minutes | Nov 1, 2014
You’re Going to Hell: The Beatdown Report Halloween Special
It's my favorite time of year - when Conservative Christians freak out about Halloween. Join me as we discuss the big ball of crazy that is Christian responses to Halloween.
62 minutes | Oct 14, 2014
The Beatdown Report Cares About Breast Cancer: A Guide to Corporate Pink Washing
It's breast cancer awareness month, and as usual, everything is pink! Except when it's green - the green that rolls in when you exploit people's good intentions. The Beatdown Report wants to help corporate America pinkwash the Hell out of things.
62 minutes | Oct 5, 2014
The Passion of Hercules: Why Kevin Sorbo May Be the Worst Christian in America Today
Actor Kevin Sorbo has recently made a big splash in his very showy embrace of Christianity, from his comments blaming Jews for the Crucifixion, to suggesting America was "founded on religion". Is he the worst Chistian in America today? Maybe.
60 minutes | Sep 16, 2014
The Ice Cream Man Cometh
Arizona poetry legend Bill Campana joins us in the studio as we break down the results of Arizona's primary election. But it's not just for Arizonans! We think all will enjoy as we tear down Doug Ducey and his longshot bid to become Arizona governor.
65 minutes | Aug 26, 2014
The World is Terrifying - Part 2
One month from our last live show, and the world remains no less terrifying. A deadly plague is sweeping through West Africa, and the CDC and WHO are powerless to stop it... Unless you happen to be a white American, then your chances are pretty good. We try to find a virus-free space on this edition of The Beatdown Report.
64 minutes | Jul 28, 2014
The World is Terrifying
In this show, we talk about Russia's war on Ukraine, the battle being waged between Gaza and Israel, and how Iraq is collapsing into a hellscape. Plus, puppies and ice cream!
59 minutes | Jul 20, 2014
The Hobby Lobby Hanger Palz
The Supreme Court decided corporations now not only are people, but can get that Olde Tyme Religion. We explore, from Burwell v. Hobby Lobby to battles currently being waged in Israel, why the Hobby Lobby Hanger Palz are trying to create a road to theocracy. Special Guest Jenn Labuz helps provide an Ovarian-American perspective!
58 minutes | Jun 8, 2014
The Beatdown Panel: The Politics of Fandom
The Klute invites four science fiction authors to the table to discuss whether or not an author's politics determine their validity of an author's work.
43 minutes | May 20, 2014
You Used to Be Cool, Australia
Breitbart London's James Delingpole says some of Western Australia's surfers are a bunch of candy-asses, at least we think that's what he's saying. We refuse to believe that. We also refuse to believe that Western Australia's shark cull did any good in protecting the people of Western Australia.
49 minutes | Apr 28, 2014
The Last Refuge of Cliven Bundy
Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward and the right-wing are enabling false patriots like Cliven Bundy. We discuss why this is widening the schism between Americans of all walks of life.
54 minutes | Apr 17, 2014
The Beatdown Conversation: Politics, Marijuana, and Poetry
The Klute interviews the Democratic candidate for Arizona's 4th Congressional District, Mikel Weisser. We talk about his political philosophy, marijuana legalization, and the poetics of change.
52 minutes | Mar 26, 2014
The Bermuda Triangle of Bullshit: The Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the Rise to American Pseudoscience.
With no wreckage and no witnesses, speculation in the media runs rampant over the disappearance of MH370. The Klute tries to unpack it all, with Arizona poetry legend, Bill Campana.
56 minutes | Mar 14, 2014
If Sarah Palin Is the Answer, You’ve Done the Math Wrong
The world holds it's breath while Russia and Ukraine continue an intense standoff. Meanwhile, Sarah Palin thinks that nukes are the answer. Special Editorial by Scott Woods.
50 minutes | Feb 23, 2014
Arizona: It’s a Dry Hate
The state of Arizona decided to pass a modern version of Jim Crow and Arizona poet Bill Campana joins us in the studio to discuss it. We also take some cheap shots at Chris Christie.
44 minutes | Feb 13, 2014
Live from The Beatdown Report’s Science and Sport Desk
We look back at Russia's long, storied history of killing dogs vis-a-vis the Sochi Olympics, offend some foreign countries, and review the Bill Nye and Ken Ham evolution throwdown.
50 minutes | Jan 29, 2014
Riding the Rat Ship to Western Australia
As Western Australia's newly elected Liberal Party government plans to kill sharks to protect the people, a ship full of cannibal rats drifts ever closer to the British Isles. Meanwhile in Arizona, Republicans eat one of their own.
45 minutes | Jan 20, 2014
The Week After the War on Christmas: A Children’s Story
In this show we discuss the fraud that is the War on Christmas.
58 minutes | Nov 13, 2013
Everything’s Your Fault: On Pringles and Party Affiliation
47 minutes | Oct 20, 2013
Fast Times at Fahrenheit 451/Scooby Doo and the Curse of the Government Shutdown
Join Klute as he discusses government shutdowns, educational book banning, neo-confederates and cartoons.
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