Once in a Lifetime

On this week’s show, Jon and Cindy get philosophical and ask if having more money allows one to have a happier life. Cindy and Jon discussed why the Babadook is now a gay icon, and the fears and woes of becoming middle aged. Later, Cindy shares another “difficult altercation” she experienced at work.

There was a deluge of Hot Topics to discuss this week.

Cindy and Jon discussed whether Schumer’s “Hot Mic” moment was genuine and discussed the odds on whether Trump’s wall would be built and if the Schumer/Pelosi/Trump deal to save the DACA recipients would go through. Jon mentioned a writer from website Sports Betting Dime who laid out the odds~

“Writer Don Aguero at Sports Betting Dime has been putting out political odds since before the election, so he’s no stranger to weighing in on what gets passed in the White House. He put 30/1 odds on a wall between the US and Mexico getting built. Here’s what he had to say about DACA:

“The announcement of a DACA deal between the White House and congressional Democrats was a surprise, but as time goes on the White House has walked back claims that an agreement was made.

This, combined with Democrats’ lack of necessary votes in either the house or the senate to make such a deal, and unpopularity of DACA within the GOP base, makes a deal that would make DACA permanent very unlikely.The odds, 3/1 (25%) DACA is made permanent via deal with congressional democrats.”

Cindy and Jon also discussed the difference between DACA and the Dream Act/Dreamers. Even they got a little confused. Check out this article from Tucson based lawyer Ryan Gibson which goes into great detail to explain both.

Other hot topics included:
 
This week’s featured song is “Machine” by Tender

A Nugget of Truth

On this week’s show, Cindy has a difficult altercation, Jon has dreams of twitch, and Regina had a girls weekend.

Hot topics include:

PLUS! We answer some listener questions and recommend the following podcasts:

This week’s featured song is “Down On My Knees” by Kitty, Daisy, and Lewis.

There’s Going To Be A Potato In That Salad

On this week’s show, Jon, Regina, and Megan discuss hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, as well as Megan’s journey through flooded waters.

Hot topics include:

Photo credit: David Uzochukwu

This week’s featured song is “Deathless” by Ibeyi 

Holy Sheet Cake

On this week’s episode, Otieno, Jon, Regina, and Ryan continue last week’s discussion. Jon shares a listener e-mail, Ryan discusses Tina Fey’s recent skit, and Otieno opens a discussion on the ratio of monuments celebrating figures from the confederacy verses monuments celebrating emancipation, and whether tearing down monuments which celebrate the confederacy erases history.

References:

This week’s featured song is “International News” by National Wake

Charlottesville’s Web

On this week’s episode, Ryan, Regina, Otieno and Jon discuss the aftermath of the violent protest which took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. Topics include whether or not attendees should be outed as Nazis, how Steve Bannon weaponized online trolls, a comparison to how the media portrays the Black Lives Matter movement and members of the Alt-Right, and what we can do to confront the growing number of hate groups.

References:

 

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This week’s featured track is “Quarrel” by Moses Sumney

Children are an STD

On this week’s episode of Secretly Timid, Cindy shares an embarrassing bedroom story and a cheater was caught red handed at one of Jon’s poker games. Hot Topics include a discussion on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an apparent act of terrorism at a mosque in Minnesota, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s political aspirations, the American Psychoanalytical Association reassessment of the Goldwater Rule, and whether someone with genital herpes has a moral or legal responsibility to inform their casual sex partners if they are currently asymptomatic.     This week’s featured song is “Cloud Riders” by Tori Amos. Her new album, Native Invader, will be released September 8, 2017. She will perform in Dallas November 16, and in Austin on November 17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVx2jNxy8lM

 

Addendum from Otieno :  it was  McCleskey vs Kemp, Sandra Day O’Connor not RBG, and the phrase was:

“The Court next states that its unwillingness to regard petitioner’s evidence as sufficient is based in part on the fear that recognition of McCleskey’s claim would open the door to widespread challenges to all aspects of criminal sentencing…Taken on its face, such a statement seems to suggest a fear of too much justice.”

We Hit All The Holes

On this week’s Secretly Timid, Regina and Jon recall the previous week in the Trump Administration – from the Boys Scouts and Police speeches to firings and hirings…it was a week to be remembered in infamy.

The featured song of the week is a much needed palette cleanser. It is “Just Feels Good” by Imani Coppola 

Shit Storm

On this week’s episode, Regina signs everyone up for a suicide pact and tempers flare over story selection. Later…the group shares embarrassing stories of a different variety.

This week’s featured song is “Highest Mountain” by Brad Byrd