AP Feb 08, 2017: Watching A Trump Presidency Like It’s The 1979 Alien Movie (The Daily: Live Litigation and James Baldwin’s Resurgence)

Here’s the show we listened to (it’s quite short): https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/podcasts/the-daily-trump-travel-ban-james-baldwin.html

We gave this podcast 1.75 BIG GRINS!

The show opens with some Fair and Balanced reporting by the New York Times. Chandler is in Yemen, but not with @RealTeresaMay (NSFW link).
Trump’s Clown Car Administration can’t find the light switch, Paul and Neil compare print to radio reporting and consider the slow, desperate death of the newspaper.
Paul is not Pro Choice when it comes to “a school”, but did go to Sunday School. And Monday School.
Personal social media echo chambers are explored and Trump is compare to Alien (1979).
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AP Feb 01, 2017: Are You A Registered Trumpian? (Pod Save America: Protest is the new brunch)

Listen to the show we listened to (kinda optional!): https://getcrookedmedia.com/here-have-a-podcast-78ee56b5a323#.f32bnx5sm

We gave this show 1.38 Big Grins (or thumbs up, or whatever…)

Opening the show, Neil recites a poem and is sad about The Preachy Daily Show. Everyone is annoyed at names and the news and there’s a deep dive in to 2017 politics.
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AP Jan 25, 2017: 41 Degrees of Ginger Vitus with the Agony Aunts (Twice Removed #1: Dan Savage)

Listen to the show we listened to: https://gimletmedia.com/episode/1-dan-savage/

Paul gives this show 1 thumb up and Neil gives it 0 thumbs.

Opening the show, there’s a discussion of the Savage/Carolla Feud and Paul expounds on Dan. Neil explains Agony Aunts and Mariella Frostrup.
GLAAD and Stonewall are pitched against common sense and Neil tries to play the Kevin Bacon Game.
To close the show, Paul and Neil explore their own family trees and express their love of The Jews!

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AP Jan 18, 2017: Loony Raid Siren (Stranglers Episode 1: Sisters in Death)

Listen to the show we listened to! [43 minutes] http://www.earwolf.com/episode/episode-1-sisters-in-death/

Opening the show, we ask Why Do People Love True Crime? Neil is put off his lunch and Paul is put off his Blue Apron dinner.
Neil watches Time After Time & The Jacket and remembers Jack The Ripper.
Thinking of Jeffrey Dahmer and Dennis Nilsen, Paul and Neil recall the friendly local serial killers from their childhood!
Closing the show, Neil stuffs his face with cheese footballs, Twiglets and Quality Street.

Fun Broadmoor links!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2817660/Cameras-allowed-Broadmoor-hospital-notorious-criminals-time-150-years-revealing-four-assaults-staff-week.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=91&v=lOo1HVOtTYI
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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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