This biweekly show is a beautifully executed compilation combining the absolute
best in left-leaning political news and commentary with great music to glue it all
together. Each edition we choose a political theme and bring you a variety of
stories and perspectives from an array of sources on that theme.

This application provides instant access to the entire back catalog of this
award-nominated show stretching back in the archives to 2006 without taking up
space on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Sources for this compilation show include Countdown with Keith Olberman and
The Rachel Maddow Show from MSNBC. NPR shows such as On the Media,
Radio Lab, This American Life, Wait wait don't tell me!, Fresh Air, and All things
considered. Air America Radio shows such as Break Room Live, Ring of Fire
with Bobby Kennedy and The Inside Story with Ana Marie Cox. I also include The
Young Turks, Thom Hartmann, Democracy NOW!, Counterspin from,
Mother Jones Radio, Slate magazine, Alex Jones, Randi Rhodes, Radio
Ecoshock, Le Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and

If you like any of the above programs it's almost certain that you will love Best of
the Left! Even if you already listen to all of the sources above you'll still like BotL
because it is a show that is truly greater than the sum of it's parts.

(Please note, not all features are available for all episodes. This app is compatible with the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone, but the call-in feature is only available on the iPhone)

What’s New

Version 2.5.35

Minor bug fixes and updates.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Bruddahh ,

The best podcast in both content and organization

More podcasts need to follow this example by reviewing one specific thread of our society whether it be a social issue, cultural aspect, or scientific field. This podcast, and its creator, is extremely creative and keeps the listener engaged through exploring the many facets of a single topic.

I really want a scientific podcast like this that reviews not just one interesting article, but all of the related articles that contributed to the incredible scientific discovery! People need to know that science and technology doesn't simply advance in steps, it advances constantly due to the efforts of thousands of researchers.

stiffandangry ,

Accurate Title

It lives up to its title in content as well as its utterly amazing and intuitive web page. Always has links to the information it provides, and should have far more recognition than it does. We need more rational and welcome conversation like the ones Best of the Left provides every single episode. Thanks J!.

Fimage ,

My Desert Island podcast

The quality Jay puts into each episode makes this the one I'd choose if I could only listen to one podcast.
I frequently recommend BOTL to folks from the right. This kind of thoughtful programming is a huge contribution to what I hope is the ventral recovery of democracy.


Wizzard Software
30.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2009 Wizzard Media
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