Category Archives: America

Episode 37 – Crime Does Pay…For the State

Can you believe that states are complaining that a lack of prisoners is cutting too deeply into their revenue streams?  We also discuss the fact that close to half of all super PAC funding comes from only fifty donors.

In entertainment, Matt and I give our impressions of the Rogue One and Dr. Strange trailers.

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Episode 36 – The Poor Pay More

Why is it expensive to be poor?  This week we cover an article that explains the many ways poverty can be expensive.  Also, we discuss the disparity in arrests between well off black kids and poor white kids.

Near the end of the show we give our spoiler free impressions on Batman vs Superman and Daredevil season 2.  After the show we are going to post a spoiler filled review of both shows.

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Episode 35 – Delayed Justice

President Obama selected a nominee for the Supreme Court and the GOP continues to block the hearing.  We discuss the qualifications of Judge Garland and how the Republican refusal to vote on a new justice can impact elections in November.  Also we compare and contrast Donald Trump’s campaign with other fascists politicians, like Hitler.

For tech and entertainment we cover a drone bazooka, Daredevil season 2, The Division and more.

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Episode 33 – Scalia Scrap

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away recently and the battle for his seat has begun.  We discuss the response from politicians about President Obama’s right to fill the seat before the next elections.  This week, we also talk about the Beyonce Superbowl controversy and Flint Michigan.

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Episode 32-Countdown

President Obama is on his way out and the contenders are hot to fill his seat.  This week we give our impressions on the State of the Union address and contrast Obama’s vision with the Democrat and Republican candidates views.

Of course, there is some entertainment news and a brief discussion on the quality and quantity of original online programming for streaming services, like Netflix.

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Episode 29 – Paris Attacks

Matt and I made time to share our thoughts on the Paris attacks and some of the possible outcomes.  Listen to the episode and share your opinion on what this means for ISIS and the international response.

Also, we have an assortment of news on cops facing time for their crimes, the current pre-election political landscape and upcoming shows.

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Episode 28-Change Up

As I am sure everyone has noticed, the podcast is late.  Due to some time constraints I cannot continue the weekly podcasts right now.  Matt and I hope to get back to a regular schedule soon, but we do not have a date yet.  We will continue to podcast at least once a month, most likely in the middle.

This week’s episode is full length, so enjoy.  If you want to hear more and liked the weekly episodes, please leave feedback on the forums, email, or social media sites.

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Episode 26 – Run Forest

In this episode we give our impressions of the recent republican debates, held by Fox News, before exploring the thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

For entertainment, we discuss an article about the increased number of ethnic actors in super hero movies and some movie previews.

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Episode 24 – Gun Crazy

Mass shootings are becoming a regular occurrence and the country still refuses to implement tougher gun control laws.  We talk about the latest theater shooting, the Boy Scouts allowing gay troop leaders, and why Pittsburgh is on so many travel lists.

For entertainment we briefly give our impressions of the new Lando Calrissian Star Wars comic and J-Stars PS4 game.

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Episode 22-Obama Shows Up

After a recent move across the country we are back.  Matt and I have frequently disagreed about our opinions on President Obama, but in the last two weeks we have found some common ground.  Obama is clearly in the sunset of his presidency and is finally exhibiting the traits we expected all along.  On this episode we discuss his NAACP speech and the nuclear deal with Iran, among  other topics.

Enjoy!

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