This episode features clips from the 2014 documentary R.E.M. by MTV. I wanted to include clips from Episode 124: Longbox of the podcast 99% Invisible about how the packaging for R.E.M.'s album Out of Time changed American politics, but I couldn't find a short enough soundbite for this already over-long episode. So just go listen to the whole thing if you haven't—it's great!
This episode features a clip from one of the last few episode's of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart during which Jon discusses how the GOP's self-diagnosed previous electoral failings are perfectly embodied by their current front-runner in the polls (meaningless early-stage) Republican Primary for the 2016 Presidential Election.
This episode features a clip from the monologue on this past week's Real Time with Bill Maher, where Bill recaps the heaps of incredibly big news in America: SCOTUS Rulings legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, upholding the Affordable Care Act, and the removal of the racist symbol of the Old South, the Confederate Flag.