Turning This Car Around

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  1. Turning This Car Around - 62: Blood Coaster

    May 27th 15

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    62: Blood Coaster

    This week we talk about going away. Also coming back.

    Jon talks about his trip to the Faroe Islands.

    Jon recommends the San Francisco Exploratorium when in “Frisco”.

    It seems like every time we talk about travel we end up talking about theme parks and this time is no different. We all love The Tower of Terror because it’s awesome.

    Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is OK but less awesome.

    Lex is taking his kids to Diggerland USA. You read that right.

    Moltz once took his son to the Philadelphia Mint and he loved it.

    Our thanks to Next Issue for sponsoring this episode. Next issue is the newstand for you mobile device. For a monthly fee, you get an all you can read subscription to all their magazines (think Netflix for magazines). Time, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Consumer Reports, everything you want to read, they have. Sign up today to get an extended free trial.

    Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

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    —Huffduffed by zkanka

  2. Turning This Car Around - 42: Nearly Instantaneous Torque

    Dec 5th 14

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    42: Nearly Instantaneous Torque

    This week’s episode runs the gamut. Buckle up.

    Jon’s in the New York area which blew up this week over a grand jury failing to indict police officers over the death of Eric Garner. We share the New York Time’s opinion. If you’re not one, you can read what it’s like to be a black man in the U.S. and watch Do The Right Thing.

    After that we spend some time on white privilege, particularly the car Moltz just bought, the Acura ILX. And Lex weighs in with more on his Nissan Leaf.

    Our thanks to Brick Builders Club for sponsoring this week’s episode. BrickSwag from the Brick Builders Club is the Ultimate Gift for LEGO Fans young and old. Each month a box of LEGO-themed merchandise is delivered right to your door, including shirts, parts packs and more. Go to BrickBuildersClub.com and use the discount dode “TTCA” for 20% off your membership!

    Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

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    —Huffduffed by ahuster

  3. Turning This Car Around - 49: And his name shall be Cody

    Feb 13th 15

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    49: And his name shall be Cody

    Dogs, dogs, dogs.

    Lex is getting a new dog. This dog, to be specific.

    Jon recommends The Art of Raising a Puppy. Lex and Moltz aren’t so sure.

    Moltz recommends a squirt bottle for raising a dog.

    Uber for puppies is a thing.

    Jon offers a cautionary tale about Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

    If you don’t want a dog, you might get away with getting your kid a Fur Real.

    Our thanks to Fracture for sponsoring this week’s episode. Fracture prints your photographs directly on glass. It’s like hanging your iPad on the wall. Colors pop and it comes ready to hang. We’re Fracture customers and you should be too. Go to their web site and use the code “TTCA” for 15 percent off.

    Our thanks also to Loot Crate, a monthly subscription box service for epic geek items. For less than $20 a month you get 6-8 items that include licensed gear, apparel and collectible items. And they are awesome. Go to LootCrate.com/TTCA and enter code “TTCA” to save $3 on any subscription.

    Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

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    —Huffduffed by quintana

  4. Turning This Car Around - 38: Judgment & Blow

    Nov 6th 14

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    38: Judgment & Blow

    This week we get judgy. Other parents… we’re judging you. Not just this week but every week. We’re just talking about it this week.

    Really, there’s a long list of things we disapprove of, ranging from giving your kids unlimited access to soda and behaving like a boor in front of your kids is one of them.

    Pot is now legal in Washington but smoking it with your kids is never a good idea. Even smoking in front of your kids bring out the judgement in us. We’re just laying down judgements left and right. Don’t feel bad. We judge ourselves, too.

    Our thanks to Automatic for sponsoring this episode. Automatic is a car adapter that you plug into your vehicle to get data on your car like that engine light that goes on all the time or where it’s parked. It can also track your driving and the driving of other people who use your car and it can even send alerts if you get into an accident. Automatic has no subscription fees and if you use the link automatic.com/ttca you’ll get 20 percent off your purchase of Automatic. Do it for yourself and your family.

    Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

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    —Huffduffed by zkanka

  5. Turning This Car Around - 43: Holiday Johns

    Dec 12th 14

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    43: Holiday Johns

    Lex was traveling this week so we have a guest, one John Gruber. He’s apparently some guy in the Internet.

    Not coincidentally, this is our longest episode ever.

    What was the deal with bearer bonds back in the 1980s movies? They were basically what every villain was after. In the upcoming SPECTRE, it’s probably something else.

    Don’t take the kids to see American Sniper for the holidays. We talk again about our Frozen experiences.

    A holiday trip to FAO Schwarz seems dicey but if you’re in Manhattan how can you not? Also, Dylan’s Candy Bar. Oh, man.

    Playmobil has some great robbery sets that Gruber and Moltz speak highly of. Their kids might, too. Not sure.

    Moltz’s kid is getting a PC laptop for Christmas and Moltz is already having trouble with it.

    Moltz wants to know if Jon’s and Gruber’s kids are getting his Minecraft book for Christmas.

    Gruber’s kid might be getting a Playstation 4 with LEGO Batman 3 and FIFA Soccer.

    Jon’s kids might be getting Minecraft for Playstation. One wants an Easy-Bake oven.

    If you don’t follow the Grubers on Twitter, they had an interesting time setting up their Christmas tree this year.

    Moltz’s tree contribution is putting up his Star Trek ornaments. He doesn’t have this one but it’s on his wish list.

    Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb. You can also follow John Gruber here: @gruber or @daringfireball

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    —Huffduffed by jmascio

  6. Turning This Car Around - 53: The Random Show

    53: The Random Show

    We start by talking about the Apple Watch and new MacBooks because we’re dads who are also nerds.

    Good news Minecraft fans! Mojang will soon be shipping its own Java with Minecraft so you don’t need Oracle’s tarted up version.

    If you want your kids to learn programming and other stuff through Minecraft, check out MinecraftEDU which provides support services from schools to use Minecraft and LearnToMod which is an introduction to programming mods for kids.

    Lex then explains Kidz Bop which is either a great way to introduce kids to music they otherwise shouldn’t listen to or a damn nightmare, depending on your point of view. Richard Cheese’s covers are better but not kid-friendly. The Jonathan Coulton cover of Baby Got Back is not for kids, either. Can’t Touch This is probably OK.

    To continue the stream of consciousness of this episode, we mention the next season of Community and Daredevil on Netflix and a bunch of other stuff. But check out this Daredevil trailer. Looks good.

    Hank is reading The Martian even though it has a lot of swear words in it and will probably go see the movie.

    Somehow we get back to the Apple Watch but this time talk about Every Mother Counts and Jon’s connection to it and Christy Turlington Burns who has an Apple Watch and you don’t.

    Our thanks this week to Bluum. Bluum sends a monthly box of five full-sized high-value products that are perfectly suited to your child’s age, gender and stage of development. The retail value of the products always exceeds the monthly subscription fee. They only send products that are relevant to your child right now because you can customize what you receive. A baby needs three things: Mom, dad and Bluum. Go to bluum.com/turning and use promo code “CAR40” for 40 percent off the first month of all plans.

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    Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

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    —Huffduffed by bruand