Hey there cool kid! We sure are glad you've decided to join us today and we hope you enjoy the episode! First, there's a brand new Gmail phishing scam and it's devilishly clever! There was also a lot of hubbub on Twitter this week! Rob Schneider and Donald Trump called out Rep. John Lewis! IHOP's Twitter got "hacked", or so they claim. Joss Whedon tweeted a weird and inflammatory tweet about Speaker Paul Ryan. Also, this week, a MASSIVE Politics Round Up! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and be sure to share!
Tobyas brings the case against his wife Rachel. Rachel catches and rescues animals in distress and Tobyas would like her to stop. She thinks it’s important to be compassionate. But, he is concerned with the risks involved now that they have a baby. Who's right? Who's wrong?
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SUBMITTED BY TOBYAS:
Evidence item 1
"The CDC states that in order to quickly test for rabies, the suspected animal must be euthanized so it's brain tissue can be used in the testing process. The best way to prolong the life of a wild animal is to leave it alone."
Evidence item 2
"This widely shared blogpost features the story of some concerned tourists whose well intentioned actions lead to the euthanization of a baby bison. Their advice for helping a wild animal is to 'Leave it alone.'"
SUBMITTED BY RACHEL:
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This episode, Jordan Morris of @midnight and Jordan Jesse Go! sits in for Guy while he is away. Jordan and the gang discuss the upcoming Inauguration, the President elect’s difficulty in securing entertainment, and the different media choices that people from different parts of the country consume. They talk about the red/blue divide in terms of the reality TV choices of particular zip codes around the country. Karen tells us why she’s all about “Blackish” this week, and Wynter sets the record straight about the Golden Globes. And as with every week, the panel tells us what their latest jams are.
Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.
Do you love Dead Pilots Society? Do you live in Los Angeles? You're in luck! You can see Dead Pilots Society LIVE at Largo at the Coronet on Saturday, February 4th, 2017!
Performers reading these pilots include Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, Step Brothers), Paul Scheer (The League), Retta (Parks & Recreation), Jerry O'Connell (Stand by Me), Mae Whitman (Parenthood, The Duff), Zach Knighton (Happy Endings), Laurie Metcalf (The Big Bang Theory), Jack McGee (The Fighter), Jane Levy (Suburgatory), Allison Tolman (Fargo), and many more of your favorite comedic actors!
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On the Adam Ruins Everything podcast, Adam typically brings experts who appeared on the TV show to further expand on the arguments they make on the show. But during the off-season of the TV show, we thought we'd try something new. We are going to start bringing guests onto the show who may or may not have appeared on the show, but who are just as thoughtful and groundbreaking in their work.
Today's guest is Jonathan Blow, the indie game developer who is best known as the creator of Braid and The Witness. In The Witness, which was released last year to rave reviews, a player walks around a picturesque island solving complex puzzles. The puzzles themselves are not only incredibly challenging and quite philosophical, but they're almost a glimpse into the highly intelligent mind of Jonathan himself. Jonathan attended the University of California at Berkeley, and worked several jobs including Game Developer Magazine, before releasing Braid in 2008.On the podcast, Jonathan and Adam discuss The Witness at length... including, SPOILER ALERT, the solutions to puzzles and the game's ending! (Don't worry, spoilers will be clearly marked, so you have time to pause.) Within the game, they discuss architecture's role in gaming, how the game raises questions about religion and the self, and much more. If you're planning on playing the game, we encourage you to pause the episode before it gets spoilery and play the game yourself before finishing the episode.
Ryan Nemeth (@HotYoungBriley) joins the ladies to discuss whiny cats, bath bombs, old people, Steven Tyler, and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.
Hey Buddies! Hello again old friends! We've saved your favorite podcast listening seat for you! Pull it up and sit on down! First, Travis talks about his survival instincts kicking in while visiting San Francisco. We have a WYR all about automated cars that leads to a lengthy discussion on public transportation! We also talk about how you can waterproof your matches! Our Buddy In The Bunker this week is comedian/podcaster/director J.D. Amato who talks to us about urban exploring, leading a futuristic gang and his rich guy escape plan! Enjoy and be sure to share!
When the glass pinecone that Data’s brother has been hanging around with makes an unwanted reappearance, it dashes Riker’s hope of post-curry coitus. Starfleet is quick to dispatch a rare old lady-scientist to debate everybody about the relative merits of revenge. Is Captain Picard turning into Burke? Who should shampoo Adam’s crotch? Will she turn Data into an even weirder real doll? You don’t need to be an empath to know that this episode is not in its right mind.
The second of two episodes recorded from the backseat of Hal's car, this episode features one of our more modern debates - should you binge watch television, or watch episode weekly? Mark and Hal fight through oppressive heat and stuffiness to find the answer.