You've waited, you've suffered, and here it is: the final episode of our Scientology investigation. Find out how David Miscavige and his team gently kick Ross out of a church rally, what happens when Carrie tries to go back to attend an anti-psychiatry event at the church, and which of them accidentally gets invited to L. Ron Hubbard's birthday party (and goes). Plus, a few facts from Scientology's past, their kooky anti-psychiatry museum, some book recommendations, the inside scoop on who the heck Xenu is, and your questions about our investigation answered.
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Guy, Oliver, and Margaret are joined in the studio by special guest, writer and host of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, Ann Friedman. This week, the group discuss politics in TV and film. Also, the search for Pop Rocket’s song of the summer officially begins today, so look for the official thread on the Facebook group and leave a suggestion!
That’s My Jam:
Ann Friedman - The Julie Ruin – I’m Done
Oliver Wang - Kaytranada and Syd Tha Kid – You’re the One
Margaret Wappler - Frankie Cosmos – Is It Possible/Sleep Song
Guy Branum - Company - Getting Married Today
Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.
After a fairly morose start to the episode, our heroes are launched -- with great speed -- into a new adventure. What awaits them inside of the time-stuck anomaly? More important question: Who's ready for SUMMER FASHIONS? Merle exhibits classic Dwarven jealousy. Magnus loves a fish. Taako accidentally saves the day.
Hey there Cool Kids! It's another Trends Like These from your friends here at TLT HQ! This week, the Internet is all abuzz and atwitter about about a recent Captain America twist. Amber Heard has filed for divorce from Johnny Depp and a few days later, filed for a restraining order. New bans and restrictions have been announced in Saudi Arabia and it's added to an interesting list. A gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo was put down to save a child that found his way into the gorilla habitat. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week!
Martha brings the case against her boyfriend, Chase. She says Chase is set on taking their cats outside on leashes, but she thinks they should stay indoors. Chase says the cats have expressed interest in the outdoors and would benefit from a safe and supervised adventure.
With Expert Witness, Monica Murphy, veterinarian and co-author of Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus!
PLUS, the debut of our segment, "Jesse and Me Talk Good," with Merriam-Webster's Emily Brewster. Judge Hodgman, Bailiff Jesse and Emily discuss a matter of SETTLED LAW and Merriam-Webster's declaration that a hot dog IS a sandwich!
Thank you to Kimberly Mayhall for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.
Submitted by Martha
The video referenced in this article, which shows Jackson Galaxy teaching Stephanie Clifford of The New York Times how to walk a cat on a leash:
Submitted by Chase
"Not all cats will want to be walked on a leash, but every cat should be given the opportunity.
Walking a cat can provide your pet with a more enriched life. 'A lot of cats love to go outside and smell things, see things and roll around in sand and grass and dirt. They love to scratch real trees. Those are things they can do on a walk,' Woodard said."
From this Huffington Post article.
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Jonathan sits down with writer and comedian Byron Lane to talk being diagnosed and treated for testicular cancer and how he was able to write and produce Last Will and Testicle, a comedy web series based on his own experience.
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Ever Mainard (@EverMainard) joins the ladies to discuss Spanish singers, Beyonce, buying albums, American Horror Story, crystals, cybering, baptisms and more! Produced by David Janove, theme song Zach Ames, booker Marie Colette.
Hey there buddies! This week we're talking Post-Apocalypse/Survival Fashion! We're joined by fashion/costume designer Katie Elhoffer. First, we talk about our nails! Then we discuss the form versus function of survival fashion and some of our post-apoc fashion pet peeves. Like, why isn't everyone in a Zombie movie protecting their arms?! We also go off on a couple tangents about welding! Travis talks about what fashion item he thinks the apocalypse would rejuvenate. Also, we talk about our biggest post-apocalypse worry: CHAFING! We also answer a whole mess of your questions! Enjoy!