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[Ep 786] Time Effects [2:24:46]
Recorded: Sat, 2022-Jul-02 UTC
Published: Mon, 2022-Jul-04 18:30 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan discuss the big surprise J6 witness and all the new developments with that. They also continue the discussion on the Dobbs ruling and the continuing fall out from SCOTUS overruling Roe v Wade. Before that though, Ivan gives a health update on his family, complains about satellite TV, and Sam discusses tinnitus and sound therapy. So, all the usual hijinks.

  • (0:00:01-0:01:57) Cold Open
  • (0:02:20-0:48:34) But First
  • (0:49:11-1:24:57) J6
  • (1:25:30-2:24:15) Dobbs

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[Ep 785] Meeple Are Not People [1:35:54]
Recorded: Sat, 2022-Jun-25 UTC
Published: Mon, 2022-Jun-27 22:02 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner Sam goes solo after events conspired multiple times to prevent a normal show. Sam of course discusses the aftermath of the Dobbs decision overriding Roe. He also discusses January 6th developments. And gives a quick report on attending the 2022 Washington State Democratic Convention. Oh. And Sam was actually polled. On his wife's race. Which was neat.

  • (0:00:01-0:05:07) Cold Open
  • (0:05:30-0:46:59) Roe Overruled
  • (0:48:00-1:11:23) J6 Hearings
  • (1:14:54-1:30:26) WA Dem Convention
  • (1:32:53-1:35:24) End Stuff

[Ep 784] The Solar Sun [2:11:11]
Recorded: Fri, 2022-Jun-17 UTC
Published: Mon, 2022-Jun-20 19:13 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the January 6th Committee hearings. Of course. Can't skip that. But they also talk about the economy and Ukraine. And beeps and roller coasters and cleaning and audio quality. So all the fun stuff too.

  • (0:00:01-0:01:06) Cold Open
  • (0:00:29-0:39:58) But First
    • Sam: Corping/Beeping/Cleaning
    • Ivan: Commutes
    • Ivan: GotG Roller Coaster
    • Sam: Audio Quality
  • (0:41:41-1:12:07) J6 Committee
    • Daytime vs Primetime
    • Summary So Far
    • Pence vs Eastman
    • DoJ Document Requests
    • Missing Witnesses
  • (1:14:49-2:10:40) Poupurri
    • Ivan: Economy Update
    • Sam: Ukraine Update
    • End Stuff

[Ep 783] Probably To Definitely [2:09:06]
Recorded: Sat, 2022-Jun-11 UTC
Published: Mon, 2022-Jun-13 02:50 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan's big serious topic is of course the opening of this round of January 6th hearings. They talk about how the opening day went, what we are really getting out of this, what was new, what kind of impact it might have, etc. All the stuff you think they would talk about. But before that they do talk about Ivan wanting to make destructive videos for cash, a book Sam read, and cultural appropriation. Join us!

  • (0:00:23-0:50:09) But First
    • Ivan: Health and Exercise
    • Ivan: Destructive Videos for Cash
    • Sam Book: Three Cups of Tea (2006)
    • Ivan: Cultural Appropriation
  • (0:50:44-2:08:35) January 6th Hearings
    • The Target is Trump
    • Seven Part Plan
    • Details Are Proof
    • What Was New
    • Audience and Impact
    • Liz Cheney
    • What Will DoJ Do?
    • Scripted Show
    • DeSantis
    • End Stuff

[Ep 782] Bump In Spikes [1:57:19]
Recorded: Fri, 2022-Jun-03 UTC
Published: Mon, 2022-Jun-06 01:58 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan decided there were no "big" topics they wanted to talk about, so they talked about a bunch of "smaller" things. That doesn't mean they are less important of course. Although maybe some of them are. They talked about game consoles and boring podcasts. They talked about a movie and the latest Covid news. And about the evolving reaction and consequences of working from home. Oh, and they did talk about guns again. So there is that.

  • (0:00:24-0:43:56) Lightning 1
    • Ivan: Boring Podcasts
    • Sam: Covid Update
  • (0:46:48-1:56:49) Lighting 2
    • Ivan: Game Consoles
    • Sam Movie: War Games (1983)
    • Ivan: Work From Home
    • Sam: Gun Stuff
    • Info at the End

[Ep 781] Blundering Through [2:07:27]
Recorded: Fri, 2022-May-27 UTC
Published: Sun, 2022-May-29 00:39 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan's main topic is of course the Texas School Shooting. They cover the timelines, the police response, the prospects of any new policy change, and how it feels like we just go through the same thing over and over on this. Before that, a little bit on inflation, confirmation bias, Covid, and working through being sick. Oh, and Sam introduces a new kind of break into the rotation. Enjoy!

  • (0:00:01-0:04:09) Cold Open
  • (0:04:32-0:56:32) But First
    • Agenda
    • Inflation Comes To Ivan
    • Confirmation Bias
    • Covid Comes To Sam
    • Working Through Sickness
    • AbulDream Intro
  • (0:58:31-2:06:56) Texas School Shooting
    • AbulDream Outro
    • Timelines
    • Emotional Impact
    • Comparing Countries
    • Deja Vu
    • Police Response
    • Policy Options
    • Stuff at the End

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