September 28, 2018
It's an emergency! We examnie the hidden fees of an emergency room visit, waiting room surprise bills, and the cost of a ride in an ambulance. Next, we breakdown a word that's been flying around a lot! Oligarchs; what does the term mean? How does one become an oligarch? Is America becoming an oligarchy? Finally, an interesting place to keep your drugs and armadillos.
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August 29, 2018
Hello friends & faithful listeners! We have reached our 40th episode! That means time to buy a motorcycle, start taking hair loss medication, and recap some of the reasons we covered in previous episodes. We re-examine topics such as sex robots, Florida, moms who kill, Steve Bannon, biohacking and more. Please enjoy these updates on some of our favorite scary stuff.
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August 9, 2018
Topical and tropical, we talk heatwaves! What a heatwave does to your body, what to look out for as far as symptoms, the deadliest natural disaster in the United States, killing more people a year than any other weather. We break down the temperature and scare you this summer. Then we look at one of the richest men on earth; Elon Musk. We discuss his inventions, plans for the future, and some questionable practices at his companies. Plus, people are stealing owls and falcons and other birds and mascots for profit. Apparently, owning a bird of prey is a status symbol in some parts of the Middle East, and a sign for a real estate company makes it's way over the Atlantic.
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July 27, 2018
Back after a short summer vacation! (we all need one sometimes). Speaking of seasons, this episode dives deep into hurricanes. We look at conditions that cause hurricanes, dangerous water levels, historic hurricanes from recent years such as Harvey, Irma, and Sandy and how to prepare yourself in the event that one hits your area. Then we discuss DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) an organization building technologies that could either help us or kill us all. We look at some of DARPA's history, recent roll-outs, and future plans for flying submarines and more. Then Michael shares the tale of stolen bees in Belgium and Galina shares a dark tale about a human vs. python that once again reminds us to stop challenging wild animals. Oh, and Galina suffers a wardrobe malfunction.
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July 8, 2018
Michael's microphone was a little weird this week but please forgive us! This week we talk housing market; the ups & downs and economic factors affecting new home purchasing by millennials, home buying trends among the baby boomers, and price of real estate vs price of wage increases. Then we discuss Fox correspondent Sean Hannity; how he got into the business, what his influence can lead to for politics, and scandals. Finally, some rivers are so drug polluted that eels are getting high on cocaine, and a Phili's fan gets hit in the face with a traditional American food.
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June 28, 2018
This week we break down earthquakes. We are overdue for the 'big one' here in California but we look at earthquakes all over the world, fault lines, fracking, building codes, and how you can prepare for what to do during and after. Plus, a few historic quakes in China, Indonesia, and of course the famous San Francisco quake. Then we look at something else shaky; Donald Trump Jr. We explore the early life of Trump's eldest child, what kind of business troubles he has had, his family life, his tweets and our overall disdain. Then we ruin your brunch with a quick tale of dreaded 'avocado hand' and tell you how snakes will kill you from the afterlife.
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June 21, 2018
Is your money safe? We dig deep into the financial regulatory system; Federal Reserve, FOMC, US Department of Treasury, SEC and how we got into the mess that was the 2008 financial crisis. What's the history of regulations post Great Depression and how the government is putting it at jeopardy again today. Are we ready for the next crash? Then we scare you straight about cocaine that's being laced with Fentanyl. What Fentanyl is, where it came from, how deadily it can be and what the DEA is trying to do to keep up. Then, is a pig going to chase you home from a bar? And finally, a journalist fakes his death to get away from Russian forces.
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June 16, 2018
Cold off the press! We dive into ICE; not the rapper but rather Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Learn about the history of the agency, what they're supposed to do as part of our government and some huge mistakes they've been making in violation of human rights and our tax dollars. Then we cover El Salvador; the smallest and mostly densely populated country in South America once called the murder capital of the world. We explore the country's background, economy and gang violence. On a lighter note, Kansas finally passed a law about cops not having sex on the job and a snake has invaded a favorite watering hole.
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June 7, 2018
The wonderful Devin Kelley joins us this week for the delicious scoop on food nightmares. First, E-coli outbreaks in romaine lettuce are posing an immediate threat to your favorite salad. Then we dive into fast food ingredients and break down the worst things on items from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Subway and Papa Johns. Finally we look for a lost weapons-grade plutonium that was misplaced by a school in Idaho, the rising cost of insulin, a chocolate covered car accident and a way to get cocaine delivered right to your door.
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May 30, 2018
Scary stuff! We discuss the big bad world of sports betting. New laws have recently come into effect that allow major betting sites to take your hard earned cash while you stress about your fantasy team. Then we chat about coal industries. Mining, big business, and the effects on the environment and why we can't or won't shift to clean energy. Then the deodorant challenge, a Texas man ignores a deadly warning and goes for a swim with his killer, Florida residents are sculpting spam to ward off weather, Georgia man arrested after trying to purchase a child at a Kroger.
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