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Light On Light Through

You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series and movies, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my media theory and political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it became more or less often than once a month, usually less often.  But in the Summer of 2020, I began getting more in the mood to podcast, and on 17 October 2023, I began publishing a new episode of the podcast every Tuesday at 12:01 pm -- a minute after Noon (New York time).  - Paul Levinson 

24 October 2021: Interview about Light On Light Through podcast

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Jan 2, 2009

Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 57:  I'm A Progressive Libertarian ... in which I explain how one can insist that the government respect the Bill of Rights, and stay out of our business whenever possible, but also act to promote our welfare by supporting rights of women, gays, and minorities, and spend money to reduce poverty, provide health care, and explore space.  I'm in favor of no income tax for anyone earning under a million dollars a year, and raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires.  Regarding governmental intervention to help with the current economic crisis, I see that intervention as an antibiotic.  In general, we want our bodies to fight off infection on their own.  But if our lungs are filling with fluid from bacterial pneumonia, we better get some antibiotic intervention as soon as possible.

Plus flashes ... Contrary to critics such as Heather Havrilesky in Salon, I see the new golden age of television roaring back in 2009, with Lost, 24, Damages, Battlestar Galactica, Fringe, Life on Mars, Heroes, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The L Word, Bones, The Unit, and more all coming back with continued or new seasons...

Helpful links:

  1. I'm A Progressive Libertarian - my August 2008 blog on this matter, with 27 spirited comments and discussion
  2. The New Golden Age of Television Roars Back - my detailed blog post response to the Havrilesky Salon article
  3. Levinson news clips - weekly reviews of all the above television series, past, present, and future episodes
  4. Infinite Regress - blog post reviews of all the above television series, past, present, and future episodes


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Robert Bridge
fifteen and a half years ago

Thanks Paul spent a couple of hours here on this site. Good fun thanks. Today\'s Podcast of the libertarian resonates the spirit of Bucky Fuller. Great Blog and podcast, thanks and have a steady 2009.