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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Episode 7 – Cuba Libre

This was one of our best episodes yet.  Matt and I talk about the thawing relations between America and Cuba.  Also, we cover the decision to vacate arrests warrants from 1962, for the “Friendship Nine.”

On a lighter note, we give our impressions on the new Fantastic Four movie, as we pick apart the new trailer.

Here are links to some of the articles mentioned during the show:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/27/us/south-carolina-friendship-nine-sit-in-convictions/

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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 5 – Comedy and Terror

This week we discuss several topics, ranging from the rally of world leaders in Paris, following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, to sending manned missions to Mars.  Also, Matt and I debate the character of Mitt Romney and a disgraced Air Force general.

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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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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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Just thoughts on what we see, hear and read.