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[Ep 798] Up And Up [2:12:13]
Recorded: Fri, 2022-Sep-23 UTC
Published: Sat, 2022-Sep-24 21:16 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan discuss Trump. Cause you can't avoid that in a week where he loses so badly on multiple fronts. But They also talk about the growing demonstrations in Russia and Iran, as well as the impact of Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico, and the continuing fallout from DeSantis shipping asylum seekers from Texas to Massachusetts. Full show!

  • (0:00:01-0:04:01) Cold Open
  • (0:04:27-1:00:20) But First Not But First
    • Hurricane Fiona
    • Immigration Again
  • (1:01:27-1:38:38) Trump
    • DoJ and Documents
    • NY AG on Fraud
  • (1:39:19-2:11:40) International
    • Russia
    • Iran

Previous 5 Episodes

[Ep 797] Slam Duck [2:16:05]
Recorded: Fri, 2022-Sep-16 UTC
Published: Sat, 2022-Sep-17 19:27 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan talk about Biden Stuff, Trump Stuff, and Other Stuff. Welp, that about covers everything. Oh, more specifics? Welp, on Biden they discuss how he has just been sort of quietly doing the job and getting things done competently, even if he doesn't always get the credit. On Biden, what else, his legal issues and other continuing problems. And the other stuff… they discuss people complaining about the Little Mermaid being black, rides at Disney, the Martha's Vineyard Migrants, and of course Election 2022.

  • (0:01:14-0:31:32) But First
    • Microphone Stand
    • Black Ariel and Hobbits and Stuff
    • Disney Ratatouille Ride
  • (0:32:06-1:00:31) Biden Stuff
    • Basic Competence
    • Judges
    • Railways
    • Ukraine
    • Legislation
  • (1:01:11-1:34:07) Trump Stuff
    • Special Master
    • Trump DC Trip
    • Closing In
    • Really Bad
  • (1:35:50-2:15:34) Other Stuff
    • Martha's Vineyard Migrants
    • Republican Unforced Errors
    • Election 2022
    • End Stuff

[Ep 796] Vapid Vessel of Nothingness [2:14:04]
Recorded: Sat, 2022-Sep-10 UTC
Published: Sat, 2022-Sep-10 17:28 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner: The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King. Some people in the world may not be as mournful as others. Bernie Shaw also died, and his former network CNN seems to be on the way to the same. Oh yeah, Bannon was indicted and there was more Trump legal drama too. And Ukraine is on a major offensive pushing The Russians back. Before they talk about all that though, Sam and Ivan talk about early mornings and flat tires. Enjoy!

  • (0:00:23-0:30:27) But First
    • Early Mornings
    • Flat Tire
  • (0:32:11-1:25:56) Dead People
    • Queen Elizabeth II
    • Bernie Shaw
    • CNN
  • (1:27:57-1:55:39) Legal Stuff
    • Bannon
    • Trump
  • (1:56:13-2:13:33) Ukraine & Stuff
    • Ukrainian Offensive
    • Contact Stuff
    • Briber Bou

[Ep 795] Read the Movies and Watch the Books [1:39:10]
Recorded: Sat, 2022-Sep-03 UTC
Published: Mon, 2022-Sep-05 19:46 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan couldn't make it, and Sam couldn't do it at the normal time, and it was a holiday weekend, so rather than a regular current events show, Sam is joined by Alex to catch up on reviewing shows, movies, and books that Sam has consumed lately, mostly with Alex watching too. Uh, and Sam's dog Miley sometimes weighs in too, with Alex's help. And after the eight actual existing things that get reviews, they talk about things Alex wants to get created that don't actually exist yet. So yeah. That kind of week. Back to a normal current events show next week!

  • (0:00:01-0:01:51) Cold Open
  • (0:02:13-0:36:29) Shows, Movies, and Books 1-4
    • Sam Show: Castle (2009-2016)
    • Sam Movie: The Godfather (1972)
    • Sam Book: The Thomas Berryman Number (1976)
    • Sam Show: Tiny Creatures (2020)
  • (0:37:40-0:58:12) Shows, Movies, and Books 5-8
    • Sam Movie: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
    • Sam Movie: Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)
    • Sam Movie: Batman Begins (2005)
    • Sam Movie: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  • (0:59:15-1:37:46) Made up Movies, Shows, and Podcasts
    • The Dorfus TV Show
    • The Story of Dr Miss Pups
    • The ALeXMXeLA Book 2
    • The Story of Dr Miss Pups 2
    • Imitation Free Guy
    • Word of the Day
  • (1:38:14-1:39:07) Cold Close

[Ep 794] Cube of Carrot [2:01:45]
Recorded: Sat, 2022-Aug-27 UTC
Published: Sat, 2022-Aug-27 23:01 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan talk about all the latest Trump Mar-A-Lago stuff including the redacted affidavit, the possible damage to US intelligence activities, all the extra chances Trump got, and the news about a new person infiltrating Mar-A-Lago, and more. They also discuss the latest Election 2022 news including the primary results in Florida, the trends being shown by special elections, Biden's recent bump in approval, etc. Oh, and of course, before that they talk about food, naps, and a movie.

  • (0:00:23-0:27:16) But First
    • Food and Naps
    • Ivan Movie: Top Gun Maverick (2022)
  • (0:29:16-1:06:52) Trump Stuff
    • Redacted Affidavit
    • Damage Assessment
    • Special Master Request
    • Extra Chances for Trump
    • Mar-A-Lago Infiltrations
    • Trump Getting Frantic?
  • (1:07:34-2:01:09) Election 2022
    • Florida Stuff
    • Special Elections
    • R's Scrambling
    • Voter Engagement
    • Economic Factors
    • Contact Info
    • Detroit Slide

[Ep 793] Always Serious [1:54:34]
Recorded: Sat, 2022-Aug-20 UTC
Published: Sat, 2022-Aug-20 18:57 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about Election 2022 including Cheney's loss, Democrats over performing in special elections and jungle primaries, and other signs for November. Before that it is scandal scandal scandal, as they discuss Trump, Weisselberg, Guiliani, and even the worst of them all, Sanna Marin of Finland. The show starts though with Sam's trip to Canada, and Ivan complaining about men still behaving badly toward women.

  • (0:01:03-0:32:11) But First
    • Sam Travels
    • Men Behaving Badly
  • (0:33:18-1:16:40) Scandals
    • Trump's Changing Excuses
    • Why Did Trump Keep The Stuff?
    • Weisselberg Plea
    • Georgia Case
    • Critical Mass?
    • Finnish Dancing
  • (1:18:23-1:54:03) Election 2022
    • Cheney
    • Palin
    • Signs for November
    • Trump Endorsements
    • Florida Dems
    • Polls
    • Catalytic Converters

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