Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Game of Scones -- Brexit Recap/Analysis



As we keep turning and turning in the widening gyre, there's a lot left to say about Brexit. We cover the first week's fallout, clear up some widespread misconceptions, and take a guided tour through the horror show of Britain's class system and politics. As always you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Brexit Through the Gift Shop




As the UK shocks the world by leaving the European Union, a Brit talks to a Britta about how and why it happened and where things go from here. It's a crash course in British and EU history, an examination of Western political trends, and a case for Brexit, delivered through a curious blend of sober analysis and hot takes. As always you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Written thoughts here.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Genius: Season Three in Review (Part 2)


Chinguya! After talking through the first four episodes of The Genius: Black Garnet in Part 1 (here), we're finally back to continue our discussion and analysis as we break down the Miner Game, Stormy Stock Market, and Constellation Game in Part 2. Learn how to maximize your stock in Bankruptcy and Death while avoiding the bombs (or not) when you listen on the player below, here, or on iTunes here.

(music: Mr Confuse)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

BB18: Must-Win Auction Draft with Ian Terry


Today we're back with BB14 winner and confirmed BB18 coach Ian Terry to once again take part in our two favorite summer pastimes -- low stakes gambling and treating people like objects -- as we auction off this season's cast. Find the full results here or listen to the audio version below, here, or on iTunes here.

SPOILER ALERT: The rumored returnees are discussed openly in this podcast. If you want to stay unspoiled on that, come back to this episode sometime next week, or whenever Twitter ruins the suspense for you.

(music: Buffalo Springfield)

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Survivor 34: Must-Win Auction Draft with Kos


With Kaoh Rong already a fond, distant, three-week-old memory, we're back today to auction off the cast of Survivor 34: Names from a Hat. Bidding in actual American dollars and cents, we dive into the hodgepodge group that will grace our screens in eight short months and offer early projections on how things might go down. The complete results can be found here and the full audio version can be found below, here, or on iTunes here.

(music: Pearl Jam)

MP3 download HERE.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Survivor 32: Season in Review


Now that everything's been said, done, and suckled, we're back to break down Michele's win, Aubry's loss, and much more as we wrap up our coverage of Survivor 32. How will the result affect the way fans view not only the season, but also the jury system in general? Where does Michele's winning game stack up historically? How does Kaoh Rong rate in our extremely scientific season rankings? Plus, a first look at the cast of Survivor 34 when you listen on the player below, here, or on iTunes here.

SPOILER ALERT: While most of the S34 discussion begins 2h54m in, a few of the returnee names get mentioned earlier. For anyone averse to that sort of thing, tune out around the 2 hour mark, and probably stay off Twitter for the next 8 months.

(music: The Hives)

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Season in Review
Episode 13
Episode 12 with Alex Kidwell
Episode 11 with Kos
Episode 10
Episode 9 with Sarah Freeman
Episode 8
Episode 7
Episode 6
Episode 5
Episode 4
Episode 3
Episode 2 with Taran Armstrong
Episode 1
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