Category Archives: comics

Episode 19 – Confused

Is race a social condition or biological?  Apparently some people are confused on this point.  We talk about the controversy in Spokane and the pool party incident in Texas.

For entertainment, we discuss color blindness in video games and media in general.

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Episode 18 – Bad Parenting

This episode runs slightly longer, to make up for the missed week.  We have a trio of stories that highlight bad parenting, that were in the press last week.  Also, there are two good news stories about the Pittsburgh Courier and a high school valedictorian who beat all odds to graduate.

For the geeks, we talk about the latest Star Wars comic bombshell and what it could mean for the movie that comes out at the end of the year.

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Episode 9 – Strange Fruit

For episode 9, we comment on the newly released report on lynching, completed by Equal Justice Initiative.  Is this report good for race relations, or not?  Listen to the podcast and decide for yourself.

Also, Matt and I talk about the two teen shootings in Pittsburgh that made national news.  Social media played a large role in the perpetrators getting caught and what does that say about narcissism and the young?

Samsung gets a couple minutes of air time with their smart tv’s that know a little too much about their users.

As usual, we round out the podcast on a lighter note, as we look at the deal Marvel and Sony made to bring Spiderman to the Avengers universe.  Lastly, I hype up the new Elite Dangerous space sim game.

Episode Links:

Lynching in America

Samsung TV fails

Spiderman reveal

Elite Dangerous game

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Episode 8 – Gentrified

Sorry for the slight delay.  This week Matt and I rant about the anti-vaccination campaign.  Why are there counties in California with lower levels of vaccination than third-world countries?  These are, supposedly, educated people.  Also, we talk about an article that states gentrification is a myth.  Do you agree?  To round out the episode we cover Suge Knights arrest for murder and the usual entertainment round up.

Episode links:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/01/barack-obama-kids-vaccinated-measles_n_6591452.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/christie-obama-take-vaccine-debate-should-they-n298736

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/01/the_gentrification_myth_it_s_rare_and_not_as_bad_for_the_poor_as_people.html

http://www.citylab.com/work/2014/02/why-gentrification-so-hard-stop/7708/

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6 – 2050 A.D. Predictions

This week Matt and I went a little long, again.  We start off talking about predictions for things that will be real by 2050 A.D.  Next, we give our impressions on the State of the Union address, by President Obama.  Our longest tangent is on the demise/return of Star Wars comics and video games.

 

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Episode 4 – The Great Wage Race

See how Matt’s late food delivery launches us into a full blown debate on wages in America.  Also, we tangent into a discussion on the Black Panther movie, Blade, Wesley Snipes and comics.

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