Sunday, December 8, 2013

You've got to check out this podcast

Dear MoveOn member,

If you're progressive—if you believe we can make the world a better place, and that we're all in this together—then I think you'll love this podcast.

It's called The Good Fight. We launched it a few weeks ago, in partnership with MoveOn, and it's already blowing up; in hundreds of online ratings, we're averaging five stars out of five. Our secret recipe: combine truth, hope, humor, and inspiration. Stir in real stories of people fighting for justice and winning. Serve hot.

And we've just posted the newest episode online.

Click here to open The Good Fight podcast in iTunes and, if you like it, subscribe and post a review:

The Good   Fight with Ben Wikler

Or, you can check out the episode on Stitcher or on our website!

Oh, I should probably also mention: the episode kicks off with The Ballad of, which has been hailed as "without a doubt, the finest country-western take on—and possibly any government website—ever recorded."

Which, admittedly, is not a very high bar to clear. But I think you'll like the song.

Click here to open iTunes and listen to the best song ever written, and the rest of episode 4 of The Good Fight!

Here's what else you'll find in this podcast:

  • Did Glenn Beck get it right with his Obamacare predictions? Actually, he sort of did. But not AT ALL in the way he intended.
  • Ted Cruz told an audience that he never wanted a government shutdown. You'll probably have the same reaction that the audience did.
  • A Pizza Hut manager decided to close the restaurant and give his employees a night off for Thanksgiving. He was fired. But then he fought back.
  • And those are just some of the stories in The Win Report, a special segment co-hosted by MoveOn's own Garlin Gilchrist II.

You'll hear all that—and you'll take the McDonald's McResources McQuiz, where you guess whether McDonald's really told its employees, most of whom get no paid vacation, that taking two vacations a year could cut their heart attack risk in half .... and then, oh yes, that another good way to reduce stress is to "quit complaining." What helpful health advice, McDonald's!

Give this podcast a try: click here to open it in iTunes. (And seriously, the reviews are incredibly helpful.)

Or try it in Stitcher, or on our website.

This show is a lot of fun. But it's also about something serious.

If you're someone who doesn't turn a blind eye towards injustice, the world can be a heartbreaking place. But step back, and you can see that the world is also blazing with light. In every community on every continent, there are people fighting to make it better.

And when we take the time to hear their stories—our stories—then we remember that none of us is alone. It's that sense of community, that sense of gratitude for the efforts of others, that sustains us. We're in the good fight together.

Thanks for all you do.

–Ben Wikler

P.S. Last night, we lost one of history's greatest champions for the values that we all share: Nelson Mandela. Like people everywhere, we're all mourning him today. So we've decided to create a tribute to the way he touched our own lives.

If Nelson Mandela affected your own life, call 785-208-6423 (that's 785-20-VOICE) and leave your story. Be sure to start with your name, city, and state. We'll weave the stories together and include them in an upcoming episode.

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