Homelessness is a chronic problem we see everyday, and we might feel hopeless in our efforts to fix it. But today's guests actually have a solution that has been proven to curb homelessness. And it's been right in front of the whole time -- literally give people homes! Rudy Salinas and Dorothy Edwards, who appeared on Adam Ruins Housing, work for Housing Works LA, an organization which creates accessible housing and service options by actually giving people homes and ensuring they can stay in those homes.
Rudy is Housing Works' Program Director, and Dorothy is a Homeless Advocate who was homeless herself for 15 years. On the podcast, Dorothy shares her inspiring personal story from being homeless to now working for Housing Works, how Housing Works targets at the most vulnerable homeless people, how giving people homes is economically the best option for all of us.
As the spooky season comes to a close, the sisters take a minute to reflect on their past Halloween costumes and some of the most popular ones from their times and share what they're going to be for this Halloween. But, there's also a very extensive conversation about the existence of a sexy poop emoji costume.
Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas
Guy, Margaret and Oliver are talking tricks and treats (pop culture hoaxes and candy) this week on Pop Rocket’s second annual Spooktacular! Why are memoir hoaxes always the juiciest? Where do we draw the line between hoax and just straight up lies? Why are Snickers candy bars so fancy? Plus, Guy has a new Halloween/bar mitzvah song to share, Margaret talks A Million Little Pieces, and Oliver can’t stand Reese’s. Also, Producer Christian comes in for his millennial minute and talks horror videogames! I hear he’s a super chill dude.
That’s My Jam:
Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.
Leah Kayajanian (@leahkayjay) joins the ladies to discuss space ice cream, neopolitan, slut walk, dolly parton, garth brooks, losing your wallet and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.
Tasha Yar’s estranged sister doesn’t just look like Sarah Conner, she’s the Enterprise’s only hope to help save some abducted crewmen. But her affiliation with the Confederacy has everyone on edge. Did these street gangs get their jewels from Logan’s Run? What Skynyrd songs does this fusion reactor have? What happened to that chip clip that used to be at the craft services table? It’s the episode that marks our formal entrée into 90’s haircast.
For centuries, people have claimed to see, hear, and encounter visitors from the beyond. Lost souls. Ghosts. Are they full of it? Mark and Hal figure it out, from the legendary stories to the scientific methods that today's ghost hunters use to stalk their quarry. Mark and Hal cut through all of it, lending their own paranormal encounters to the mix, to determine once and for all whether ghosts are real.
Mark and Hal will both be on the 2017 JoCo Cruise - a week long celebration of games, comedy, music, and general geekery that sets sail next March. We'll be recording a live We Got This, and there are still cabins available! Just go to the JoCo Cruise website to book today!
Hello there friend! I like your scarf!
Dogtober continues as Renee and Allegra discuss more dog costumes they've come across and LOOK OUT because they are CUTE! In Dogs We Met This Week, Renee tells us about Bobo - a kind friend who was able to help her in a time of need. Demi Adejuyigbe from the podcast Gilmore Guys is here to talk about all the dogs in his life! Plus, We have a great Mutt Minute on the Shar Pei, and yes they are wrinkley and yes it is adorable.
So grab a mug of something warm and tune in!
Norman Lear is a Hollywood legend who is responsible for cultivating an entire genre of television: the American Sitcom. After serving time in the U.S. Army during WWII, Lear began a career in Public Relations, eventually turning his sights to television production. During the 1970’s, he had some of the most successful TV shows running, including All In The Family, Maude, and The Jeffersons. After his tenure creating sitcoms, he went on to work on movies and writing.
You can find the upcoming PBS documentary about his life, Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You here.
Riz Ahmed is a British actor who has been in many notable films including Chris Morris'
Swet Shop Boy’s new album Cashmere can found here.
This week, Jesse talks about why if you like strange, weird, yet insightful TV, Starz’s Blunt Talk is the show for you.
It is time that we throw off the tyranny of our fast food oppressors and begin to truly, finally Have It Our Way. Our campaign will be a brutal one, but once our liberty is secure, well -- bah dah bah-bah-bah, We're Lovin' It.
Suggested talking points: Doctor Strange Watch, Jumanji Toilet Paper, Four Course Fast Food Meal, Jackie Chan Stories!!, Tacos and Salad, Pad Thief, Marilyn Monroe and Guns
Comedian Dave Merheje joins us to talk border towns, diaper disasters, and auditions.
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