Vanilla ICE, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, baby - Episode 34

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.

Rate, review & subscribe. You can find us at @michaelbburnett & @thumbgalina. Intro music by Bobby Vaughn and The Promise Hero.


Lettuce romaine calm about eating - Episode 33 w/ Devin Kelley

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.
You can  find Devin at (@Dev_Kelley) us at (@michaelbburnett) and (@thumbgalina). Rate, review & subscribe. Intro music by Bobby Vaughn & The Promise Hero.

Betting against coal, alligators and deodorant - Episode 32

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.

Please rate, review & subscribe. You can find us @michaelbburnett and @thumbgalina. Intro music by Bobby Vaughn & The Promise Hero


Mosquitoes, Ivanka and the underwear heist - Episode 31 w/ Kelly McInerney

May 23, 2018

Comedian Kelly McInerney is with us this week to talk Ivanka Trump; her role in the White House and why you should avoid her fashion at all costs. For our next topic, we ruin your summer! Mosquitoes are getting deadlier than ever. Then we chat organ transplants from drug overdoses, the DNA website responsible for catching the Golden State Killer, Kangaroos are viciously attacking tourists as they chase their favorite snack, and finally, Florida experiences panty theft and undies heists.

Check out Kelly @hollyweirdo and IMDweed. Find Michael at @michaelbburnett and Galina at @thumbgalina. Intro music by Bobby Vaughn & The Promise Hero


Mike Pompeo and his shotgun answer a nuclear close call - Episode 30 w/ Tom Allen

May 16, 2018
With us this week is our friend and comedian Tom Allen. A jam-packed episode! We reminisce about Paul Walker, explain the dangers of former head of the CIA and our new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a juicy list of nuclear near misses and close calls, helmenthic therapy which is the practice of worm-infesting yourself for therapy, Chinese employees are being given special helmets that monitor their emotional state and brain waves, a Texas town is holding a .5k, and finally, a Vermont man is being charged for using a shotgun to silence his smoke alarm instead of changing the batteries.

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Catfishing Fox News anchors can’t get off anti-depressants - Episode 29

May 9, 2018

Comedian and writer Joshua Mann sits down with us to talk smack on Fox News! We explore how the channel got it's start, why it leans so far right and what the possible implications are to our society. Then we examine the art of catfishing, how and why it still happens and how you can keep yourself safe online dating. Plus, the New York Times article that many people taking anti-depressants are unable to quit, poop implants to treat IBS and other illness through others' poop in your butt, a dad joke gone totally wrong in Nevada, and a bill in Louisiana to criminalize sex with animals.

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Free-range parents buying chemical weapons on Craigslist - Episode 28

May 2, 2018
This week we look in-depth at chemical weapons and chemical warfare; always on the news and now finally explained. We explore the history of their use and what's going on with them in Syria. Then we look at your mom's favorite website Craigslist; scary stories and the new legistation affecting personal ads. Also covered is an incurable case of Super Gonorrhea from sex tourism, Free-Range Parenting and kids who are taking the subway alone in every big city, Crapsules the pill and donating your poo for money, and finally, a New York police department arrests a weather pattern.
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Breastfeed your hot car kids before they vote in their district - Episode 27

April 25, 2018
This week we chat about the phenomenon of people still forgetting their kids in hot cars; about 37 recorded deaths per year from heatstroke and what we can do to prevent parents forgetting. Our second topic is an in-depth look at gerrymandering; the political process of drawing and redrawing district lines to affect elections and how this negatively impacts democracy as a whole. Then we look at the trend of children who are breastfeeding disturbingly late in life, police in Youngstown, Ohio has been invaded by zombie raccoons, during March Madness guys are getting their balls snipped, and finally, for the second time, a Tennessee ballot has refused to denounce Nazis.

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Alex Jones & the curious case of the shrinking penis - Episode 26

April 19, 2018
Comedian Justin Clark joins us this week. Our first topic is the bloated conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from Info Wars. Then we look at something that affects us all; lack of retirement funds. A growing epidemic across our country is our misunderstanding of how much money we need to put away, we look at statistics about debt and savings. Then we chat Doritos lady friendly chips, the rise of bio-hacking, a child in Florida gets stuck in a claw machine,  and finally, British scientists have found that a penis can shrink. Sleep easy, folks.

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Scott Pruitt cast in Jersey Shore & ODing on diarrhea meds - Episode 25

April 11, 2018

Paige Mueller; development executive and board member of The Resurgent Left joins us. Our first main topic is Scott Pruitt the head of the EPA and coincidentally the EPA's public enemy number one. We dive into his mission to wreck our environment. On a lighter note, we examine how to the revival of old tv shows is about to end the world and reminisce Jersey Shore and other MTV delights. Also covered this week is kids putting aluminum foil in the microwave because of a tweet, people are overdosing on anti-diarrhea medications, a Romanian man was pronounced dead while very much alive,  and people are shipping trains full of poo to Alabama. Recorded at The Comedy Store.


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