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  1. All Things Comedy

    Episodes 1&2 In the Shadow of Two Gunmen We're back! And we're joined by TV writer/producer John Rogers, creator of LEVERAGE, who explains - among other things

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  2. Episode 77: Pornhub, Payment Processing and Nicholas Kristof with Melissa Gira Grant

    We talk to Melissa Gira Grant about Nicholas Kristof’s Op/Ed in the New York Times that led to Visa/Mastercard pulling out of Pornhub. We discuss trafficking narratives, anti-porn feminism, t…

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  3. Election Profit Makers: Skyline Oil Solitude

    Hello friends! Here's our first Patreon episode Jon discusses his multiple secret twitter accounts about urban skylines. David talks about his Szechuan chili oil recipe. Starlee talks about how suited she is to self-quarantine. Please forgive any awkwardness; we're still figuring out our home recording situation.

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  4. Ted Chiang on Free Will, Time Travel, Many Worlds, Genetic Engineering, and Hard Science Fiction

    Steve and Corey speak with Ted Chiang about his recent story collection "Exhalation" and his inaugural essay for the New York Times series, Op-Eds from the Future. Chiang has won Nebula and Hugo awards for his widely influential science fiction writing. His short story "Story of Your Life," was the basis of the film Arrival (2016). Their discussion explores the scientific and philosophical ideas in Ted's work, including whether free will is possible, and implications of AI, neuroscience, and time travel. Ted explains why his skepticism about whether the US is truly a meritocracy leads him to believe that the government-funded genetic modification he envisages in his Op-Ed would not solve the problem of inequality.

    Exhalation by Ted Chiang

    Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

    Ted Chiang's New York Times Op-Ed From the Future


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  5. The Space Show – Dr. Garrett Reisman

    Guest:  Dr. Garrett Reisman;  Topics:  human spaceflight, spacesuits, USC  graduate school human spaceflight courses, USC aerospace engineering, Moon, Mars, NASA, private company HSF spaceships and more.

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    We welcomed to the show Dr. Garrett Reisman, retired NASA mission specialist astronaut.  During our one segment sixty-three minute discussion we covered teaching human spaceflight to graduate students at USC, space walks, the need for new and improved spacesuits, human spaceflight engineering and design along with aerospace medicine design and merging the two together.  Given the NASA spaceflight experience of our guest, we talked about exercise routines in space to combat the effects of microgravity, radiation and eye problems, plus what it was like on EVAs and why the current spacesuits tired the spacewalker.  I asked our guest several questions about the existing spacesuits including the gloves currently in use by the astronauts. 

    Dr. Reisman had much to say about the three graduate level human spaceflight class he was teaching to USC Astronautical Engineering students as electives plus we discussed many HSF concerns and issues.  Since our guest worked at SpaceX regarding HSF, listeners had questions for him regarding life support issues at SpaceX.  Later in the show, a listener asked him if he thought it would be safe flying on a private space company space capsule as compared to one of the NASA spaceships.  Don't miss his response and the details involved in how he responded to this set of questions.  Let us know your thoughts by posting them on our blog.  As for his USC classes, I asked if they were popular which they were.  Our guest noted changes from years ago when there was no real commercial opportunity in HSF.  Now his students can graduate and find career opportunities in human spaceflight engineering and design, both with government funded projects like Orion as well as private projects.  These career opportunities are fairly new in the industry.

    As mentioned earlier in the summary, Garrett was asked about the gap between what engineers do and what medical doctors want regarding the design of a human spaceflight vehicle.  Don't miss this discussion.  Garrett received an email question asking about the two hour exercise protocol, if he really did it when he was on his flights, and if it was good enough for a Mars mission.  Garrett had much to say in response to these questions, talked about the exercise protocol and new equipment on ISS, plus the Interim Resistive Exercise Device (IRED).  You can find out more about IRED here: 

    As we were moving toward the end of the discussion, our guest was asked about his public speaking on space.  I also asked him if the general audience was sophisticated and knowledgeable about space, asking say about better propulsion methods to get to Mars faster which would reduce risks for the crew.  He said that was way beyond their knowledge.  He also said the most frequently asked question of all the astronauts was how do you go to the bathroom in space.  Since that has been asked and answered and written about so much, I was hoping the general audience had evolved past that basic level but I guess not. 

    Before the ending of the interview, Connie sent in a note asking Garrett if he had experienced the Overview Effect on his flights.  Please don't miss what Garrett said in response to this question.  In the process of talking about the Overview Effect, he had much to say about seeing just how thin, vulnerable and fragile was Earth's atmosphere.  Next, he got a somewhat related question regarding why do we even bother with human spaceflight.  Once again, don't miss his response which included his thoughts on going to Mars, returning to the Moon and more.  The last question came from Barbara in Sacramento who notice he was an astronaut for nearly ten years before he flew.  She wanted to know how NASA kept the astronauts busy and what they did before they got a flight.  Also, could they do anything to expedite getting on a spaceflight.  Garrett had a most interesting response to this question.  He talked about how NASA used and uses the astronauts prior to their flight plus the need for ongoing training.  He also said it was next to impossible to influence or do something to get on a flight sooner than what comes up through the system.  I asked Garrett if he thought private businesses will have private astronauts and if so,  will they fly sooner or be managed different than NASA.  Our guest had some very interesting comments on private company astronauts.  Don't miss them. 

    In concluding, Garrett provided us with his website which is  His USC faculty page is  You can contact our guest through me or the contact information on his websites.  Don't forget his social media information which you can find on his website.

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  6. Talking Simpsons Official Free Feed: Talking Simpsons - Homer’s Enemy With Matt Christman And Virgil Texas

    It's one of the most controversial and dark episodes of Simpsons ever, making it the perfect time for a return appearance from Chapo Trap House hosts Matt Christman and Virgil Texas. Frank Grimes, or Grimey as he liked to be called, lived quite a life, and we chat about the existential dread that comes up when we see Grimes reckon with the unique being known as Homer Simpson. We dig deep into the text here and explore one of the show's most morbid (and funny) episodes! Get your tickets for our January 16 LIVE podcast in San Francisco with guests Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!

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  7. TPD 156 - Merlin Mann “An Old Man’s Reframe”

    For the 4 year anniversary episode of TPD, it was my pleasure to have been joined by one of my favorite podcasters of all time - Merlin Mann!  I talk with Merlin about his history in podcasting, working with his co-hosts, the difference in his shows and some of his favorite podcasts!   If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon! Links Merlin Mann (Twitter) (Blog) 43 Folders 

    Getting Things Done, by David Allen Macbreak Weekly Ep. 7 Merlin's Podstand Reconciliable Differences Ep. 2 Merlin's Cat You Look Nice Today "Parlor Parlor" John Roderick Interview You Look Nice Today Roderick on the Line Back to Work Reconciliable Differences Do by Friday

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