October 16, 2016

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Uncle Sniffles Dept.
One-on-one with presidential candidate Donald Trump
Here’s the SNL sketch that finally went too far for Donald Trump
Former Miss Arizona: Trump ‘just came strolling right in’ on naked contestants
Peter Thiel to Donate $1.25 Million in Support of Donald Trump
Federal Court Blocks Gov. Pence’s Attempt To Bar Syrian Refugees From Indiana
Arizona Republic: Threats because of their endorsement (don’t click on link – loud audio!)
NFL players rip Donald Trump for his take on concussions

The My Poll is Bigger Than Your Poll Department
The Election Is Not Rigged.
How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind
Clinton has some big challenges in final debate. None involves discrediting Trump.
Donald Trump Has Urged People To Vote On Nov. 28

Not Only In America Department
UKIP party lawmaker hospitalized after altercation with colleagues

The Bone Zone
Ken Bone was a ‘hero.’ Now Ken Bone is ‘bad.’ It was his destiny as a human meme.

The World Sucks Department
Iranian schoolgirls whipped because their parents could not pay school fees
911 operator arrested for hanging up on calls
Why Haitians are urging people not to donate to American Red Cross
A black doctor wanted to help on a flight — but had to prove she was an ‘actual physician’ 

The Bozo is Coming For You Department
Two boys in hot water after creepy clown prank in Winnipeg
Performers organize ‘Clown Lives Matter’ march in hopes to quench fears

I’m Gonna Miss Him Dept.
Barack Obama Talks AI, Robo Cars, and the Future of the World

October 5, 2016

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Dept. of it being resolved
The Vice Presidential Debate
The Munk Debate

Fuckface von Clownstick Dept.
Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found
Did Donald Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples leak his 1995 tax return?
New York Attorney General: Trump Charitable Foundation Violated The Law

Fuckfaces Don’t Understand Science Dept.
Donald Trump Charity Gave to Jenny McCarthy’s Anti-Vaxx Crusade
Trump Implies Vets Suffering From PTSD ‘Can’t Handle’ War
Mike Pence Tells Wrongfully Convicted Man He Won’t Act On Pardon Request


September 22, 2016

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Jason Reese returns!

Cheeto Jesus Dept
Trump used $258,000 from his charity to settle legal problems
Trump’s campaign paid his businesses $8.2 million
Donald Trump still doesn’t understand how the internet works

Little Skittle sub-Dept.
The strange history and ugly core of Donald Trump Jr.’s Skittles tweet, explained
Donald Trump Jr.’s terrorist-Skittle analogy is completely wrong

Bridge Over Trouble Dept
Chris Christie News Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) | Twitter

American Horror Story in Reality Dept.
Suspect wrote ‘bombs will be heard in the streets,’ authorities say
War zone in Charlotte as violence erupts in city for second night
Charlotte riot: State of emergency declared after protester shot in second night of clashes over North Carolina police shooting
Terence Crutcher, black motorist with stalled car, shot dead by Okla. police
District attorney calls news conference about Terence Crutcher

Unsound Decisions Dept.
Big Government Cracks Down On … People Sharing Books
Uber accused of cashing in on bomb explosion by charging almost double to take terrified New Yorkers home


September 14, 2016

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Raequel Solomon (@systris) formerly of The Triscast is our special guest this week. Her next thing, Vagenda of Manocide, is a music project. It is currently in production and we’ll let you know when you can give it a listen.

Cheeto Jesus Dept.
How Donald Trump retooled his charity to spend other people’s money
Donald Trump offers nine explanations of his Iraq War stance in 13 minutes
WATCH: Donald Trump’s terrifying response when asked about cybersecurity

Tasteless Ad Infinitum Dept.
Walmart 911 display, Twin Towers mattress sale – This year’s offensive 9/11 ads

Basket of Deplorables Dept.
Judge on trial after telling a rape victim that “sex and pain sometimes go together”
Maine Man Sparks Outrage by Putting Up ‘Black Rifles Matter’ Sign

Word of the Week: Ammosexual

Outrage As Brock Turner Launches Speaking Tour on “Drinking and Promiscuity”

Definitions of the Week: Unconscious and Promiscuous

I Can’t Even Come Up With a Department Name Dept.
Meek Mill’s Cousin Among 5 Dead in 15 Hours of Bloodshed Throughout Philadelphia

Does the Opposite of What it Says on the Tin Dept
Adblock Plus now sells ads


September 6, 2016

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Shane Birley (@shanebee) from The Sound of Awesome, The Shanecast (and many more podcasts) is our guest this week.

Face It We’re All Dicks Dept.
Brock Turner is set to be released from jail Friday after serving half of his sentence
Parents outraged teachers wore headdresses on 1st day of school
Charged with murder, but they didn’t kill anyone—police did

Here’s More Dicks Dept.
Glenn Beck bashes Breitbart troll Milo Yiannopoulos: ‘You have become that bully that hurt you so deeply in the past’
Fox News settles Gretchen Carlson harassment case

The Mourning After Dept.
Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative activist, has died at age 92

Tech Gone Wild Dept.
Facebook fires trending team, and algorithm without humans goes crazy
Pee power: The future of cellphone charging is in your urine

Dying Degree Dept.
For-profit college ITT shuts down: Tens of thousands of students in the lurch

The Almighty (Canadian) Dollar Dept.
Vancouver is Canada’s first ‘city of millionaires’ says study

August 28, 2016

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Joel Jackson (@squidpod) from The Salad Years is our special guest this week.

Cheeto Jesus Dept.
12-year-old running Trump campaign office in Colorado

Rush To Judgement Dept.
Rush Limbaugh warns that federally paid ‘lesbian farmers’ could invade your town

Weapons of Mass Media Destruction Dept.
The Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker legal saga, explained
Peter Thiel’s War On Gawker: A Timeline
Peter Thiel is Backing a Start-up to Fund Other Lawsuits

WikiLeaks Tangent
Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets
WikiLeaks Put Women in Turkey in Danger, for No Reason

Got You Covered (or not) Dept
French mayors who banned burkini to defy court ruling against them

Look Ma No Hands Dept
Everyone Wants a Level 5 Self-Driving Car—Here’s What That Means

Look Ma Both Hands Dept
Taxi driver faces charges after video of cab hitting cyclist goes viral

August 20, 2016

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Sports That Nobody Cares About Dept.

Ryan Lochte Apologizes for His ‘Behavior’ in Rio

Al Roker Slams Ryan Lochte and Confronts Billy Bush in Viral Video: ‘He Lied’

AWKWARD INTERVIEW: Ryan Lochte’s terrible interview with FOX 29 anchors

What Are the Purple Dots on Michael Phelps? Cupping Has an Olympic Moment

US Won the Most Medals! Canada came in 20th (Brent: Summer Olympics are dumb anyway)

Cheeto Jesus Dept.

Pretty much whatever is happening right now because news from a few days ago really doesn’t apply anymore.

Canadians Becoming Americans Dept.

Fatal shooting on Saskatchewan farm reveals province’s racial divide

Canadian man charged after daughter allegedly kills seagull on U.S. beach

July 16, 2016

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Turkey Coup

People’s Power defeats Turkish military coup, 161 dead (Roundup)


Nice Attack

ISIS claims responsibility for attack in Nice as some question driver’s jihadist ties


Trump picks a VP

9 Things To Know About Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s Likely Running Mate

This is who Donald Trump has reportedly selected to be his VP

Mike Pence is even worse than you think: Trump’s VP pick has a long, disastrous record of opposing LGBT rights  
Brent rants about video games because there’s nothing serious going on in the world

You should be listen to the Smooth Sailing Podcast hosted by Jason and Jasen, partly for the smooth tunes but mostly because of this sweet logo:

July 9, 2016 @ MMPR16

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John Meadows (from the Classic Camera Revival podcast) is our special guest. Recorded live in front of an audience at the Pheasant Plucker in Hamilton during the Marshall McLuhan Podcaster Roundtables 2016.

John comes in to talk about an issue that comes up between Canadian and American people at the beginning of every July.

No links this week, it was a bit of a different format than usual.

July 2, 2016

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Kieran Strange (@KieranStrange) is our special guest, thanks for coming to vent your Brexit anger with us! 

Pretty Much The Whole Show Department

The isolationist catastrophe of ‘Brexit’

A tragic split

Brexit has given voice to racism – and too many are complicit

“Reserve your contempt for the people with power”: Chris Hayes on anti-elitism and Brexit

Grieve now if you must – but prepare for the great challenges ahead


Cheeto Jesus Department

Donald Trump and the “Amazing” Alex Jones – The New Yorker

Lewandowski out as Trump campaign manager

Trump’s Entire Campaign is a Failed Real Estate Investment (with tweets)

UK Pols To Trump: Stop Clogging Our Inboxes With Your ‘Intemperate Spam’!


Good lord. Why. On the next podcast with @upinthisbrain, @aliencg, and @closetgeekshow! 💣 #thatface #why

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Um. @wordswithfriends? Any reason why I’m getting this disgusting futzing bullshit between games? This isn’t okay.

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Overcompensating Department

Almost every GOP senator just voted to keep letting terror suspects buy guns

C-SPAN circumvents House blackout on sit-in coverage

Talking Productively About Guns


Everybody is Stupid Except Me Department

Listowel, Ont., woman paid CRA fraudsters with iTunes cards

40 People Got Burned ‘Firewalking’ in Texas For the Dumbest Reason

Father gets jail time, wife gets house arrest in Alberta toddler’s meningitis death


Putin On The Ritz Departmart

Russia harassing U.S. diplomats by reportedly entering their homes, moving furniture and defecating on the carpet