Author: Doug

Founder, editor and host of Secular Left - please be gentle

June 22, 2020 / Podcast

In this episode, Doug asks why there are no millitary bases named for President Ulysses S. Grant who won the civil war for the north and the weak arguments people make to support keeping Confederate symbols. He talks about the wild complaints about wearing masks one California county government heard, and then shines a bright light on efforts of Christian nationalists to force religion in the public schools in Ohio under the cover of COVID-19 and religious freedom.

June 3, 2020 / Podcast

In this episode, recorded before the murder of George Floyd, Doug talks to activist Julian Mack, spokesperson for Community Solidarity Response Network of Toledo, about how the pandemic actually ripped open and laid bare the existing inequality we have in this country. We talk about the reforms needed in the criminal justice system including the end of cash bail and depopulating of the jails due to COVID-19. Finally we discuss the best path to changing the problems we face.

May 13, 2020 / Podcast

In this episode we look at people who think their freedom includes spreading a virus that can kill people. Next we talk about the huge obstacle for Joe Biden to becoming the Democratic nominee in November and finally we talk about a congressional candidate who makes the stay-at-home protestors look like the establishment. We also have an update on the taxpayer bail out of churches.

April 27, 2020 / Podcast
April 17, 2020 / Podcast

In the debut episode host Doug Berger explains the manifesto of the podcast, talks about how some forced birthers in Ohio are using the virus outbreak to reach their ultimate goal, and then talks about Bernie Sanders and his math problem as the 2020 primary season draws to a bumpy end.

April 11, 2020 / Podcast