Soundtrack For Democracy
Soundtrack For Democracy Episode Nine: New Format

Soundtrack For Democracy Episode Nine: New Format

November 1, 2020

Hi guys we're back again after a brief hiatus to test out a new more laid back format to the show. We did have some audio issues for the first 30 minutes but it cleans up and gets really fun from there.

Let us know what you think in the comments below.


The Iran Contra Continued And The War On Drugs

The Iran Contra Continued And The War On Drugs

September 18, 2020

In this episode we discuss more details around the Iran Contra and get into international drug policies. We also bring up Trump's recent town hall and the latest update on Breonna Taylor's case against LMPD.


Topics This Week

-The Iran Contra

-$12M Settlement For Breonna Taylor Family

-International Drug Laws & US Drug Policy

-Trump Town Hall Meeting


Tracks This Week

-Cabin Fever - Jaden Smith

-Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday

-Soup Is Good Food - The Dead Kennedys

-Golden Eye - Action Bronson


Bonus Links

-ABC News: Covering Breonna Taylor Settlement


-Vice: Why Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs


-Joe Rogan & Johann Hari: Why The War On Drugs Doesn't Work

Stand Your Ground Laws & The Iran Contra

Stand Your Ground Laws & The Iran Contra

September 8, 2020

Things start off hot this week with a sizzling take on the best ice cream and donuts in Los Angeles. The hosts Nick and Marq follow that up with the current state of affairs regarding the pandemic and the lack of action from Congress and the president. After that they get into a recap of the Iran Contra and Stand Your Ground laws.


Topics This Week

Iran Contra

Trump Handling Of Foreign Powers

Good Donuts In LA

Congress Back In Session

Self Defense


Track This Week

WAP - Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion

Why Would I Stop - Big Sean


Bonus Links

Ben Shapiro on WAP -

Iran Contra Wikipedia -

Cyntoia Brown Case -

Wall Street Journal Covering Stand Your Ground Laws & Trayvon Martin Case -

Biden Campaign’s True Colors & A History Of The USPS

Biden Campaign’s True Colors & A History Of The USPS

August 28, 2020

Nick and Marq dive back into the news this week to discuss the lackluster conventions from the Democrats and Republicans along with the recent case of police brutality in Kenosha, WI. Going further, we analyze the Biden/Harris platform and get a brief history of the United States Postal Service.


Topics From This Week

RNC and DNC Highlights

Biden/Harris Platform Waivers

Another Unarmed Victim Of Police Brutality

The USPS Debacle


Tracks From This Week

Bad Day - Daniel Powter

Circles - Trey Songz

Bucciarati - Open Mike Eagle

Dismembered - K.U.K.L


Bonus Links

Circles Music Video -

USPS History -

Katie Porter Grilling Louis Dejoy -

Team Biden Now Signals Austerity, Despite Campaign Pledges -

1984 United States presidential debates -



A Disease In D.C.

A Disease In D.C.

August 7, 2020

For this episode of the show we discuss progressive candidate, Cori Bush, unseating a 20 year incumbent, and what that means for the state of the democratic party. We also talk about the AIDS crisis of the 80's, and the recap the history of the United States' confederate statues and how the Daughter's of The Confederacy helped shape the past and present narratives around them.


Topics This Week

UBI For All

The Obama's Pretentious Take On Young Voters

George Floyd Leaked Footage

15 Minutes Salmon Recipe

Confederate Monuments And Their Legacy

Ebonics and Code Switching


Tracks From This Week

The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby

Blurred Lines - Pharrell, Robin Thicke, TI

Living Single - JPEGMafia

Sacred Love - Bad Brains



Bonus Links

ACLU Legal Director Jeffrey Robinson - Discussing Confederate Monuments -

VOX Daughters Of The Confederacy -

Michelle & Barack Obama Podcast Episode -

Seinfeld Episode 6 Season 9 - The Merv And Griffith Show Clip -


Soundtrack For Democracy - Army Pauses Twitch Campaigns & Elon Musk Opposes More Stimulus

Soundtrack For Democracy - Army Pauses Twitch Campaigns & Elon Musk Opposes More Stimulus

July 26, 2020

This episode covers the recent Elon Musk tweet regarding additional stimulus for the pandemic and Bernie Sanders' response along with a discussion on the tactics the Army uses to conduct marketing campaigns through live streaming platforms like Twitch and Discord.


Topics This Week

Representation In Porn

Trump Loses Grip On White Suburbans

Army Pauses Twitch Activity

Elon Musk Stand Against More Stimulus

City Budgets "Defunding" The Police


Tracks From This Episode

You Ain't Talking To Me - Eddie Norton

Honey Bucket - The Melvins


Bonus Links

What Does Defund The Police Mean? -

Video Game Designed By Military -

Latest On Eviction Moratorium -

Soundtrack For Democracy - Trump Polls Lower and Capital Punishment Makes a Comeback

Soundtrack For Democracy - Trump Polls Lower and Capital Punishment Makes a Comeback

July 19, 2020

In this episode, we ponder the reinstatement of the death penalty and the not-so-secret police pulling people off the streets in Oregon. What does this mean for the Trump administration and the near future of politics during an election year? We also get into more discussion on free speech as it pertains to certain platforms and messaging.


Topics This Week

Trump Polling Lower Against Biden

Protestors in Portland Kidnapped By Federal Agents

The Free Speech Debate pt 2.


Tracks From This Episode

Saturday Night - Marq Robinson

Let Me Down - Oliver Tree

Live Fast Die Young - The Circle Jerks

Blitzkrieg Pop - The Ramones

Link To The Official Playlist For Democracy


Bonus Links

Legal Information Institute - First Amendment Re: Hate Speech & Libel 

Link To Resource


Marq's Further Exploration Of Hate Speech, Free Platforms, And Free Speech

Link To Notes

Soundtrack For Democracy - The Free Speech Debate Pt 1.

Soundtrack For Democracy - The Free Speech Debate Pt 1.

July 14, 2020

In this episode of the show we take things in a different direction. Nick and Marq start by sharing recent news stories, an email from Noam Chomsky, and some fun music, but the debate gets heated when the topic of free speech comes into play. We'll be back in the next over to cover the topic in better detail with more research.

Take a listen and see where you land on the issue!


Topics This Week

The merit and validity of Ben Shapiro & Jordan Peterson

Covid 19 Outbreaks In San Quentin Lead To Released Prisoners

Cash Bail In California

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For "Kids For Cash" Scandal

Intro To Free Speech & Cancel Culture Debate


Tracks From This Episode

Rina Sawayama - XS (Bree Runway Remix)

LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem

Arcanto Quartett & Jorg Woodman - Clarinet Quartet In A Major (Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)


Bonus Links

The Hill - Rising: Hosts Blast Cancel Culture -

CrashCourse: Freedom of Speech -

Big Think - First Amendment In Five Minutes -


Soundtrack For Democracy - Thesis Episode

Soundtrack For Democracy - Thesis Episode

July 7, 2020

Episode 1

In this episode of the podcast, Nick and Marq start with an overview on their political leanings, describe their path to following the news and how that lead to the idea for the series. 

Topics This Week

Florida Man Goes Off About Mask Policy

Supreme Court Stopping Dakota Access Pipeline

Kanye For President

Republicans And The Religious Right

FBI Letter To MLK


Tracks From This Episode

West Coast Shit - Pop Smoke

Tell Me A Story - Iggy Pop

Wash Us In The Blood - Kanye West

Yankee And The Brave - Run The Jewels

Baby Love - The Supremes


Bonus Links 

Top 40 Weekly Database -

Hey Arnold! The Music Vol. 1 -

Steve Bannon (Not Robert Spencer) -

Citizens United -

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