AP Jan 11, 2017: Squirrels Gone Wild! (Reveal: The Man Inside)

Listen to the podcast we listened to: https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/the-man-inside-four-months-as-a-prison-guard/
You can find the original Mother Jones article at: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/06/cca-private-prisons-corrections-corporation-inmates-investigation-bauer
and/or see the YouTube videos at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL7FWr6whNWmhueSwdXFBsNJkZXkMIQ9lf&v=cBiqRGXog4w

Merry New Year! The show opens with 80s movies and Mariah Carey. Paul has four dentists in his mouth and Neil gets yelled at by nurses.
Gina got skinny and everyone is depressed by morbid podcasts!
There’s a discussion of tourist attractions and abolition of the monarchy while Neil takes a Long Walk.
Neil gets animated about ripoff trains and is impressed with Dave Bacle’s new look.

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AP Dec 21, 2016: Parody Snobbery and Liam’s Sitcom (Mortified: Episodes 70 & 75)

Listen to the shows we listened to at:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mortified-podcast/id964902342?at=10l9zE
RSS: http://feeds.getmortified.com/MortifiedPod

Ep. 70:  https://soundcloud.com/themortifiedpodcast/70-jagged-little-parodies
Ep. 75:   https://soundcloud.com/themortifiedpodcast/75-confessions-of-a-duran-duran-fan

Opening the show, Neil thinks this poem…sucks? …his own parody might also, but at least the meter works!

(NSFW lyrics)

Neil’s impressed by a 15 year-old Gary Barlow’s songwriting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-98w8bO6PXo as well as Duran Duran slashfic.

Paul is proud of his boy’s sitcom creation but less proud of “Some Kind Of Wonderful II”

Neil remembers video nasties and his Duran Duran snobbery at a Smiths gig.

 

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We’re taking some time off for the holidays, so thanks for listening and we’ll see you in 2017!

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AP Dec 14, 2016: Trump’s Robot Overlords (Waking Up With Sam Harris Episode 53: The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence)

Listen to the show we listened to at: https://www.samharris.org/podcast/item/the-dawn-of-artificial-intelligence1

We rated the show 1.75 Big Grins (rounded up to 2)  

Rag and Bone Man is human after all:

Neil confuses himself talking to his Google robot and Paul thinks the robots’ overlords are sexist.
Paul questions AI research and Neil refutes the argument (embryo research is what he was trying to grasp at — needed more coffee).
Robin Williams grants Paul 3 Wishes and Neil lays out his theory of how Trump won the presidency.
Neil and Paul recall their own robotic pasts and remember PodBot (RIP).
To close the show, Sully wins his own war against AI.

Referenced in the show today
Humans (Channel 4)

How true is that movie? http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/based-on-a-true-true-story/  (click on the movie to expand the information)

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AP Dec 07, 2016: A Turkey For A Death Log (Crimetown: Episodes 1 & 2…and 3)

The shows we listened to are available at: https://gimletmedia.com/crimetown/

Paul and Neil give TWO BIG GRINS for this show!  

The show opens with some bad accents (sorry). Paul isn’t Jinxed and can’t tell the difference between a Patriarch, a Priest and a Badguy (when they walk in to a bar).
The World’s Dodgiest Mayors are discussed and Paul visits Casa Bonita.


Trump & Boris Johnson

Paul relates some youthful white knighting and JACKETPOD(5) RETURNS! Eyyyyy!
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AP Nov 30, 2016: We Were On A Walkway! (Homecoming: Episodes 1 and 2)

The shows we listened to (1/2 a thumb up from Neil, 1 big thumb up from Paul): https://gimletmedia.com/show/homecoming/

Opening the show, Neil spreads some love for Catherine Keener and Oscar Isaac.

Paul doesn’t recognise Ross From Friends and there is some alien/robot speculation. Neil Neilsplains how to watch questionable movies including Hardcore Henry and there’s a mild dispute about TV shows (again).
To close the show, Neil is annoyed at Marvel, Paul ignores the greatness of Tuco and everyone is an NPR New Yorker.

Further recommendations
A Most Violent Year (2014)
Ex Machina (2015)

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AP Nov 23, 2016: Elián! & Who Made Scientists God? (Undone: Disco Demolition Night & The Ancient One)

The shows we listened to:

https://gimletmedia.com/episode/1-disco-demolition-night/ (AFTERPOD RECOMMENDED!)

https://gimletmedia.com/episode/2-the-ancient-one/ (NOT RECOMMENDED!)

Opening the show, Paul has Trump Fever and Neil has a Sneaky Twitter.
There are two thumbs up for Disco Demolition Night. Paul writes a musical and is a bit racist again?

Saturday Night Fever is darker than you thought and Leo Sayer is just crap.

Neil opens the Door to a Scissor Sisters Cinema Club and declares rock to be dead.

There’s a thumbs down for The Ancient One. Paul gets angry about wasted names and Neil is scared by sacred burial grounds.
To close the show, there’s a mammoth resurrection and fortunately, no shortage of bibles.

Ben Liebrand Grand 12-Inches 4: http://www.benliebrand.nl/grand12/4.html

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AP Nov 16, 2016: Trumpocalypse Not Now (Found S01E09: Forbidden Love LIVE!)

The original show we listened to: http://wondery.com/wondery/shows/found/

Opening the show, there is a discussion of the Triumph of Trump — this ends at about 19 minutes if you want to skip it!

Paul is impressed by Funnee Starlee, then moralises and preaches on being Hot For Teacher before revealing a soupçon of hypocrisy!
Neil confuses women with talk of Texan Bars and Quatro drinks.

The podcast recommendations were:

Paul
http://www.politicspoliticspolitics.com/
http://cavecomedyradio.com/pod-series/moviesignwiththemads/

Neil
http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-754-ron-howard
http://wondery.com/wondery/shows/juicyscoop/ (episodes 73 & 74)
https://www.hotpodnews.com/

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AP Nov 10, 2016: There’s No Crying In Podcasting! (Startup: Season 4, Episodes 1-3)

The shows we covered: https://gimletmedia.com/show/startup/

We’re back!…after a short break and we’re here to MAKE PODCASTING GREAT AGAIN! [insert hat here]

Seriously, though…we’ve got a revised show format: longer, weekly show, with less Adam Carolla Show and more clips from the shows we’re talking about — to hopefully make it easier to digest AfterPod.

Today’s show starts with Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems for Gimlet Media as they, themselves also try to make podcasting great again.
Drones Are Good and Paul is disgusted by “adults”.

Our big podcast recommendation this week is Heavyweight and specifically episode 2, “Gregor”: https://gimletmedia.com/episode/2-gregor/ Don’t miss this one!

The clip after the end of the show is from the May 26, 2010 episode of The Chris Moyles Show: http://chrismoyles.net/wiki/index.php/The_Chris_Moyles_Show/Downloads/2010#MAY
and forum discussion mentioned is at: http://chrismoyles.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=21787

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AP Oct 26, 2016: Methinks He Doth Protest Too Much (The Big Listen: Episode 1)

The original shows we listened to:
http://biglisten.org/shows/2016-10-08/episode-1-santa-is-a-big-fan
https://gimletmedia.com/episode/31-true-crime/

Opening the show, there’s discussion of the death of another Gimlet show (RACIS’!?) Neil and Paul reflect on interviews that passed like ships in the night.
The business model of pussified podders is pondered over, Neil watches the Olympics (again) and the show closes with Paul dishing the dirt on The Ferengi from Star Trek(?)
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AP Oct 19, 2016: Hugging Bandits and Tweeting Adam (Adam Carolla Show: JL Cauvin)

Opening the show, Paul queries Adam’s political swinginess and Hugging Bandits. Paul Tweets Adam and Neil gets all French with Camembert and Le Mans.

Paul and Neil argue about that Steve Jobs movie and the show closes with appreciation for that bumper sticker call.

 

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