Category Archives: Sci-fi

Episode 27- Oh Missouri

We start the episode memorializing two civil rights pioneers who passed last week, Julian Bond and Louis Stokes.  Also, we feature at least four articles that make us wonder what is going on in Missouri right now.

On the entertainment front, we look at the revealed cast for the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

 

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Episode 25 – Right To Vote

Last week California decided to reinstate voting rights for low level offender’s who have completed probation.  This  was a significant move, after the Supreme Court struck down the Voter Registration Act.  We discuss the ramifications of this ruling and the ongoing efforts of other states to limit voters in specific areas.

As usual, we round out the episode with entertainment topics.  This week was dominated by some impressions of upcoming games, like Galak-z, on the PS4.

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Episode 23-Stuff’s Getting Old

Well, another week…another cop abuses their authority.  Unfortunately, this Texas cops actions led to the suspicious death of Sandra Bland.  We discuss the circumstances of Sandra’s alleged suicide and several articles involving both sides of the law.  Also, we cover the thawed relations between Cuba and the United States, a nuclear deal with Iran, and Mobile Suit Gundam.

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Episode 17 – Bikers Gone Wild

This week we talk about the outlaw biker shoot out in Texas.  There were nine deaths, eighteen arrests, and one restaurant closure.  Matt and I contrast the police response to armed, dangerous bikers and unarmed black men, who were accosted for minor crimes.

Also, we add a little science and nature talk about flying spiders and lab grown skin.  The episode is rounded out with our impressions of the new DC Legends of Tomorrow show.

News:
Teacher letting kids have sex in class
Jayz and Beyonce bail out protestors
Main Topic:
Biker Massacre
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Entertainment:
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Episode 16 – Avengers Assemble

This week’s show is light on news as we give our opinions on the Daredevil TV show and Avengers: Age of Ultron (spoiler alert).  For news, we talk about the tragic train crash in Philadelphia and a U.S. special forces raid in Syria.

The reviews of Daredevil and Avengers starts at the 38 minute mark in the podcast.

Be warned, we do spoil the shows if you have not watched them.  So make sure you check out both shows first.

 

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Episode 14 – Welfare

We return to our features show and discuss recent state legislation aimed at welfare recipients.  Are politicians trying to help or hurt Americans who need financial assistance?

During our weekly entertainment rant we have a one-sided debate about the Transformers returning to the silver screen.

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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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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 2 – Mary Jane

This week we discuss the legalization of marijuana.  Many states are deciding who can use marijuana and whether it should be accessible for a wider range of constituents.  Matt and I add our two cents to the debate.

Also, we give our impressions of the new Star Wars movie trailer and thoughts on other upcoming movies.

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