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[Ep 888] Happily Ever Backily [2:11:49]
Recorded: Sat, 2024-Jun-15 UTC
Published: Tue, 2024-Jun-18 02:21 UTC
Returning from his latest travels in triumph, Ivan joins Sam for a robust discussion of Hunter Biden, Trump's incoherency, SCOTUS, and some international politics too. But first, some politics and AI from Puerto Rico, and one of the hosts upgraded their home computer setup. Finally! Can you guess which one?
  • 0:00:59 - But First
    • Puerto Rican Elections
    • AI Political Parodies
    • Sam's Upgrades
    • Productive Days
  • 1:02:29 - Politics
    • Hunter Biden
    • Joe's Reaction
    • Incoherent Trump
    • SCOTUS
    • UK/France/EU Elections
    • Mexican President Elect

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[Ep 887] Better or Worse [1:42:19]
Recorded: Sat, 2024-Jun-08 UTC
Published: Mon, 2024-Jun-10 15:47 UTC
Once again Ivan is out, so this week on Curmudgeon's Corner Sam is joined for the first time by Peter B for a rare politics light show. Instead of yet another riff on Trump, we cover video games, alternative schooling philosophies, relating to art with problematic creators, non-alcoholic cocktails, some notes about Japan, and all the problems with kids today! Enjoy!
  • 0:01:30 - But First
    • Old Video Games
    • Different vs Worse
    • Unschooling
  • 0:37:34 - Reviews
    • Movie: American Fiction (2023)
    • Problematic Creators
    • Problematic Works
    • Movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  • 1:02:53 - But Last
    • Non-Alcoholic Cocktails
    • Shifting Preferences
    • Japanese Norms
    • Shangri-La Dialogue

[Ep 886] Oddball Events [2:02:18]
Recorded: Fri, 2024-May-31 UTC
Published: Mon, 2024-Jun-03 13:05 UTC
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, aside from a brief recorded note Ivan is traveling, so Sam brings on occasional guest host Bruce. There should be no surprise that the main topic is the Trump conviction. Because boom! Bruce also gives us a recap of the Libertarian convention, and revisits the OceanGate disaster. Plus a book. Woo!
  • 0:00:52 - But First
    • Job Changes
    • OceanGate Revisited
    • Book: Bible and Sword (1956)
  • 0:34:21 - Trump Verdict
    • Ivan's Thoughts
    • Sentencing Options
    • Possible Election Impact
    • Election Graphs Update
    • Possible Game Changers
  • 1:17:37 - Libertarians
    • Factions
    • Chase Oliver
    • Justification for 3P Voting
    • Trump and Kennedy
    • Prospects and Goals

[Ep 885] Shove It Down [2:05:22]
Recorded: Sat, 2024-May-25 UTC
Published: Sun, 2024-May-26 00:36 UTC
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan are all over the place, discussing everything from the death of the President of Iran, to the situation in Gaza, to the latest dumb uses of AI, with a bunch of other things in between. So settle in and enjoy the ride! And stay past the end for a couple pitches for a Curmudgeon’s Corner movie!
  • (0:00:36-0:39:58) But First
    • In Person vs Virtual
    • Pandemic Revisited
    • Masks Work
    • Book: Mostly Harmless (1992)
  • (0:40:59-0:59:00) A Block
    • Iranian President Dead
    • Helicopter Safety
  • (0:59:50-2:02:32) B Block
    • Trump Update
    • ICC/Israel/Gaza/Biden
    • Stupid Misused AI
    • Alito and Thomas
    • Dumb Phones

[Ep 884] Electric Shocks [1:32:53]
Recorded: Fri, 2024-May-17 UTC
Published: Mon, 2024-May-20 15:48 UTC
This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan is back. Well, at least for most of the show. He is tired and his internet dies. So he and Sam have only one main topic. That is of course Donald's legal saga. Stormy and Cohen. Timelines and strategy. The gag order and other trials. Everything you expect. But first both cohosts have had recent "small world" encounters, and an update on unopposed Brandy.
  • (0:00:03-0:02:16) Cold Open
  • (0:02:39-0:31:38) But First
    • Small World Encounters
    • Write In Opponent
  • (0:33:23-1:31:47) Trump
    • Timeline
    • Defense Strategy
    • Stormy & Cohen
    • Not Televised
    • Other Trials
    • Gag Order

[Ep 883] Neurotic Method [2:12:36]
Recorded: Sat, 2024-May-11 UTC
Published: Mon, 2024-May-13 08:11 UTC
Loyal cohost Ivan is sick. So Sam got a substitute again. Long time listener Matt joins Curmudgeon's Corner for the first time to talk about the Tik Tok ban, the Gaza protests, rescheduling marijuana, and MTG’s motion to vacate. Plus movies. A bunch of movies. And a few other random things. Yay!
  • (0:00:01-0:03:39) Cold Open
  • (0:04:01-0:34:33) But First
    • Podcast Habits
    • Movie: The Godfather (1972)
    • Movie: The Godfather Part II (1974)
    • Movie: The Godfather Part III (1990)
    • Movie: Scarface (1983)
    • TV: The Diplomat (2023-Present)
    • Movie: Mr. Monk’s Last Case (2023)
  • (0:35:40-1:14:53) Section A
    • Canceling Services
    • Tik Tok Ban
    • Gaza Protests
  • (1:16:55-2:11:03) Section B
    • Rescheduling Marijuana
    • Motion to Vacate
    • Brandy Unopposed
    • Triple Bob Tactic

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