BrainDead

  1. Episodes 12 and 13 ‘Talking Points’ and ‘The End of All We Hold Dear’
    BrainDead Season Finale Recap: Election Day BrainDead’s final offering is good, silly fun.
  2. Episode 11 Six Points on the New Congressional Budget: The False Dichotomy of Austerity vs. Expansionary Policies
    BrainDead Recap: A Charming Bohemian Affectation This isn’t Gunsmoke, Jonathan Coulton!
  3. Episode 10 The Path to War Part Two: The Impact of Propaganda on Congressional War Votes
    BrainDead Recap: Barely Concealed Contempt Tony Shalhoub is having a whole lot of fun, isn’t he?
  4. Episode 9 Taking on Water: How Leaks in D.C. Are Discovered and Patched
    BrainDead Recap: You Know That for Not a Fact? BrainDead is having an identity crisis.
  5. Episode 8 The Path to War Part One: The Gathering Political Storm
    BrainDead Recap: Our Bugs, Ourselves Alien bugs like hate sex. Who knew?
  6. Episode 7 The Power of Euphemism: How Torture Became a Matter of Debate in American Politics
    BrainDead Recap: What Would Jack Bauer Do? You’re so much better than this, BrainDead.
  7. Episode 6 Notes Toward a Post-Reagan Theory of Party Alliance, Tribalist, and Loyalty: Past As Prologue
    BrainDead Recap: Everything “Past as Prologue” leans into the sheer goofiness of BrainDead’s premise.
  8. Episode 5 Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn’t)
    BrainDead Recap: Everybody Hates Everybody This episode is a big step backwards from a very fun cliffhanger.
  9. Episode 4 Wake Up Grassroots: The Nine Virtues of Participatory Democracy, and How We Can Keep America Great by Encouraging an Informed Electorate
    BrainDead Recap: A Cat CAT Scan Four episodes in, BrainDead is coming into its own.
  10. Episode 3 Goring Oxes: How You Can Survive the War on Government Through Five Easy Steps
    BrainDead Recap: The Party of Adults The political theater of BrainDead isn’t measuring up to the political theater of reality.
  11. Episode 2 Playing Politics: Living Life in the Shadow of the Budget Showdown – A Critique
    BrainDead Recap: Exploding Heads in D.C. Laurel is falling down the rabbit hole. Will BrainDead do the same?
  12. Episode 1 The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics Is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century
    BrainDead Series Premiere Recap: The Ants Go Marching It’s ants! Alien ants! Ants that will make a zombie out of you!

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