My grandfather once told my father that he’d rather my father smoke cigarettes than ever lie to him, and my father passed that sentiment on to me. The coo of a mourning dove fills my heart with a nostalgia I may never understand. I have two cats, but I don’t consider myself a ‘cat person’. Dogs are great too, but they don’t bury their own poop, and they will let a perfectly good cadaver go to waste for no other reason than it belongs to their recently deceased owner. My mother told me when I was young that my handwriting grades didn’t matter, and now I can rarely read my own handwritten notes. If I grew up to be a doctor, this anecdote would be amusing. My friends and I used to be afraid of an evil spirit in Clint’s basement, but it turned out that it was just sleep paralysis. I once ate a Dixie cup full of mayonnaise for ten dollars at a party, and later drank a half-gallon of whole milk every day for two years during business school. Now I avoid both.
January 10th, 2016 | 1 hr 4 mins
Hasbro forgets about Rey, Netflix promises more Arrested Development, breadfacing is a thing, our producer Corey explains why right-wing cowboys have taken over a wildlife refugee, and Peter Prosol convinces Justin to take an ice-cold shower.
January 4th, 2016 | 1 hr 1 min
George Lucas doesn’t like the new Star Wars, straight white people get a dating site, Mike says nice things about Mormonism, vagina speakers are now a thing and Cato Institute’s Matthew Feeney comments on policing in America.
December 28th, 2015 | 1 hr 1 min
Austin Baird runs 100 miles, Rand Paul celebrates Festivus, Cards Against Humanity celebrates Hanukkah, college students engage in cafeteria self-parody (à la James O’Keefe), Mike argues about ghosts, and other Yuletide tales.
December 21st, 2015 | 1 hr 19 secs
A superfluous apostrophe makes Clinton look like a Trump supporter, Mike shoots a BB gun at his neighbor’s house, Merriam Webster apes OED’s style and Dr. Kyle Welch of George Washington University discusses Martin Shkreli,
December 13th, 2015 | 57 mins 20 secs
Mike’s colleague hates the taste of water in the desert, famous people trash Trump, slacktivism may be worthwhile and Thomas Wirthlin McConkie fulfills his dharmic duty by discussing mindfulness. Full show notes on our Facebook page.
December 7th, 2015 | 53 mins 43 secs
Walmart leaves a marine stranded in the cold, Mike gets shouted at for gathering petitions against Obamacare, Eric Montgomery schools us on the nuances of gun control, Mike gets mugged in Brooklyn and Justin recommends caution when ordering chocolate s...
November 29th, 2015 | 1 hr 14 mins
Mike bans “hip hip hooray” from his household, Phuc Dat Bich is a liar, Mike used to live with a porn star*, Justin tries to summon Bloody Mary, and other Thanksgiving stories. Full show notes on our Facebook page. *Before she became a porn star.
November 22nd, 2015 | 1 hr 38 mins
Cato Institute’s Emily Ekins weighs in on microaggressions, Mike kisses a man on the mouth, Justin and Mike speak Mandarin and International Rescue Committee volunteer Claire Peterson shares her thoughts on refugees and xenophobia.
November 16th, 2015 | 1 hr 22 mins
Mike doesn’t put a flag on his facebook photo, children can’t be NBA players, Trump steps away from the lectern, Yale students lose their shorts over an email and Starbucks takes the Christ out of coffee cups. Full show notes on our Facebook page.
November 9th, 2015 | 1 hr 20 mins
Vitamin C doesn’t help you get over a cold, Ben Carson can’t get the job done, Mike gets punched by a protestor and Mormons escalate the war against gay marriage. Full show notes on our Facebook page.