Curmudgeon's Corner

Curmudgeon's Corner

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A weekly current events podcast where the hosts discuss whatever is hot in the news each week.


2020-10-16: There Is No Table
Oct 19 • 135 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan hit all the usual politics stuff you would expect. Updates on polling. Hunter’s laptop. Social media battling misinformation. The dueling town halls. SCOTUS. The pandemic. All of that sort of thing. But…
2020-10-09: Instructions Confirmed
Oct 11 • 134 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about all of this week’s political developments, from Trump’s health to the latest election polling, to the Senate and SCOTUS, as well as a few other things. But first, talk of microphones, glasses,…
2020-10-02: Attack of the Special Editions
Oct 3 • 153 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan recorded an entire show talking about Election 2020, including the Presidential debate, Trump’s taxes, and a bunch of other things. The also talked about a movie and thanked the patrons for paying for a new…
2020-09-26: Fundamental Functioning
Sep 28 • 136 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topics are the COVID pandemic, SCOTUS developments and their political ramifications, and of course Election 2020. Really, what else would they talk about this week? Oh. Yeah. Headphones. They also…
2020-09-18: Complacency Factor
Sep 21 • 141 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan start the show with a special reaction to the news of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death recorded right after the news broke on Friday. Then you get the show that was already in the can before that upended…
2020-09-12: Into the Zeitgeist
Sep 14 • 137 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s big topics are Election 2020 and the concentric circles of corruption surrounding Donald Trump. But they also talk a little bit about the pandemic, the fire and smoke on the West Coast, gender reveal…
2020-09-05: Your Own Eyes
Sep 7 • 134 min
This week on Cumrudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan discuss Election 2020, including all the latest Trump scandals. They also discuss pandemic misinformation, and the challenges of the new school year. But first, they discuss some feedback, some numerical…
2020-08-29: Superfluous Straight Lines
Aug 31 • 140 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan and Sam discuss the Republican National Convention, the events in Kenosha and their aftermath, and the latest pandemic news. Along the way they revisit the debate on what constitutes a website, they discuss ceramic…
2020-08-21: Off the Rails
Aug 24 • 139 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss their impressions of the Democratic National Convention and all the latest updates on Trumpworld scandals. Plus they talk a little bit about the charms of people broadcasting from home, which sorta…
2020-08-15: One Way Or Another
Aug 17 • 125 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, on the politics side, Sam and Ivan discuss Biden picking Harris, election models, current polling, and cutting people off over politics. On the pandemic side, they talk about testing and tracing, people being reckless,…
2020-08-08: Waddaya Gunna Do?
Aug 10 • 128 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan do the usual round of political news, discussing dirty tricks on the campaign trail, the latest veepstakes talk, the New York investigation into Trump, and possibilities of a disputed election. But first,…
2020-08-01: Tower Life
Aug 3 • 151 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss the latest in politics and pandemic news as they always do. But this time you also get a book review from Ivan, some insight into Sam’s sleep patterns, some economic talk, and even a bit on the…
2020-07-25: Moving Reality
Jul 27 • 153 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topics are Trump’s mind through the lens of Mary Trump’s book, Trump’s current attempts to position himself for the election, and the pandemic. But first, the curmudgeons respond to a listener comment,…
2020-07-17: Cutting Wood
Jul 20 • 126 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan review the latest pandemic news, they answer a “Question for the Corner” on what post-Trump Republicans might look like, they cover the current state of the Presidential race, and they discuss the recent…
2020-07-10: Weaseling Out
Jul 13 • 143 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, the two serious topics are school reopenings in the face of the pandemic, and the ramifications of the latest batch of Supreme Court rulings. In addition, Ivan talks about air conditioning maintenance, and Sam talks about…
2020-07-03: Talking is Hard
Jul 5 • 153 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan try to keep things pithy and concise by having only two topics but fail utterly and completely as they go in-depth into the latest Trump nonsense as well as the latest pandemic related developments. Plus…
2020-06-26: Not The Kind You Eat
Jun 29 • 123 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan do something they don’t do that often anymore. They spend a huge chunk of the show talking about tech! Apple tech to be specific, as they discuss the WWDC announcement that Apple is moving the Mac to their…
2020-06-20: It’s Three
Jun 22 • 113 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan do another lightning round show. They discuss the recovery of global travel, the gamble being taken on a pandemic second wave, some of the recent SCOTUS decisions, Trump’s health, a movie, and even…
2020-06-12: Might Be True
Jun 15 • 114 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan do a lightning round show, talking about a bunch of smaller topics, including the “Defund the Police” slogan, Space X’s successful trip to the ISS, how the markets are reacting to the pandemic, Trump moving…
2020-06-06: You down with R.L.C.?
Jun 8 • 155 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner Ivan and Sam spend the vast bulk of the show discussing various aspects of the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd. But first, Sam discusses the changing state of his home office… specifically, he cleaned it.…
2020-05-30: It’s The Beach
Jun 1 • 129 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan’s biggest topic is the spiraling unrest across the country in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. But they also discuss Trump’s attack on social media companies, some economic news, and even some thoughts…
2020-05-23: Buzz Bee
May 25 • 110 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan allow themselves another lightning round type show. They cover everything from Skype backgrounds and an old move, to the effectiveness of lockdowns and HCQ, with some stops along the way to talk about the…
2020-05-16: By Jilliker Willie
May 18 • 124 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan are all over the place. Of course, there is the usual dose of pandemic news and discussion of how the pandemic is impacting our lives, both at home and at work. But they also discuss some things they have…
2020-05-09: Bob Bob Bill Bob Bob Bob Bill Bob
May 11 • 123 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, before getting to the week’s pandemic news, Sam and Ivan talk about a bunch of other things. An update on Sam’s hand. Ivan’s thoughts on a TV show. The MAGA invasion of Venezuela. Michael Flynn. Running while black. And…
2020-05-02: Candy Stones
May 4 • 126 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan start by arguing about live views from the International Space Station. Then they move on to everybody’s feelings in isolation and Sam’s broken hand before moving on to actual real news about the pandemic this…
2020-04-25: Slower than the Rise
Apr 27 • 126 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan again spend most of the show on pandemic related developments. But before that, they discuss buying a MacBook Air, and a movie Sam watched about a couple of frogs. After exhausting the pandemic topic, they…
2020-04-18: Hedge Mage
Apr 20 • 115 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the latest pandemic developments, including the psychological toll of staying at home, and the proposals for loosening restrictions. Then a short interlude on MacBooks, iPads, and a review of an…
2020-04-11: Like a Snowflake
Apr 13 • 115 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss Sanders dropping out of the presidential race, sexual assault allegations against Biden, and possible positive developments on the pandemic front. But first, a little about cooking, cleaning, and…
2020-04-04: Wide and Foolish
Apr 5 • 91 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan try to get their minds off all the bad news by taking a stupid internet quiz and talking about the results. But then they do get down to the pandemic. No detailed updates of this week’s badness though.…
2020-03-28: This Bopping
Mar 30 • 146 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about, well, yes, the pandemic again. But this time they at least organize it into a few segments. Namely, the current state of the pandemic itself, the stimulus package passed by Congress, and the…
2020-03-21: That’s Not A Face
Mar 21 • 114 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, there is only one topic. Of course it is the global COVID-19 pandemic. How could it be anything else? Stay safe everyone. Show Details: Recorded 2020-03-21Length this week - 1:54:42 (0:01:13-1:54:21) Pandemic The…
2020-03-14: Episode of the Beast
Mar 14 • 105 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the only thing there is to talk about, the coronavirus pandemic. Oh yeah, and the campaign for the Democratic nomination. But absent some huge surprise, that is basically over. Show Details:…
2020-03-07: Tip of Lips
Mar 8 • 140 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss the Democratic nomination race in the wake of South Carolina and Super Tuesday. They also once again dive into the continued impact of the global Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. But first, Sam watched…
2020-02-29: Abundance of Caution
Feb 29 • 141 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topics are everything related to the Coronavirus and the Democratic nomination race. But first, they talk a little about leap day, how they and their kids deal with homework and school and other…
2020-02-22: A Very Big Tree
Feb 22 • 118 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan note a couple of significant passings, they answer some listener questions, and then they get into the latest Trump shenanigans, and finally the Democratic nomination race. Enjoy! Show Details: Recorded…
2020-02:15: Inappropriate Responses
Feb 17 • 142 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss the great reclining airplane seat battle before settling in to discuss how Trump has been unleashed since his acquittal in the Senate. Then they wrap things up with a discussion of the Democratic…
2020-02-07: All Pretend
Feb 10 • 141 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Bruce discuss the end of the impeachment saga and the beginning of the aftermath. They also discuss the Iowa caucus disaster, and how things look for New Hampshire and beyond. But first, a little feedback, an…
2020-02-01: Incidents and Accidents
Feb 2 • 126 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan eventually get to impeachment news and election news, but first, they quickly cover some aches and pains, the coronavirus outbreak, the Trump plan for peace in the Middle East, and Brexit. It is a full show…
2020-01-24: Shouldn’t Be Impressed
Jan 26 • 119 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Bruce joins Sam to talk about developments on Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and on Election 2020… with a few tangents along the way. To start off though, Bruce talks about his new job at a company called OceanGate,…
2020-01-18: The World Gone Mad
Jan 19 • 132 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the latest developments with Impeachment and Election 2020. But first, they talk a little about a few other things. Like the China trade deal, Carlos Ghosn, VR, and more! Plus, stay past the end,…
2020-01-11: Question Your Choices
Jan 12 • 104 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan address some feedback on the 2019 and 2020 annual predictions, Ivan gives an update on the Puerto Rican earthquakes, and then, to nobody’s surprise, they spend the rest of the show on Iran conflict…
2020-01-04: 2019 Predictions Review
Jan 5 • 118 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan speak about the American killing of General Soleimani of Iran and the potential fallout from that action. Leaving that out just wasn’t an option. But the main purpose of this week’s show was to go back to…
2019-12-27: 2020 Predictions Show
Dec 30, 2019 • 179 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan do their traditional annual predictions extravaganza. Nearly three full hours of predictions for 2020. Since it is a presidential election year there is, of course, quite a lot about that. But since we have…
2019-12-21: Various Malfeasances
Dec 21, 2019 • 90 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, of course, the main topic is the Impeachment of Donald Trump and all the surrounding issues and politics. But Ivan does take some time to discuss his thoughts about Star Trek. Not Star Wars, because that would actually…
2019-12-14: Fizzled Dark Sheep
Dec 16, 2019 • 136 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed joins Sam to talk about all sorts of things from Greta Thunberg, to the USMCA, to pardons in Kentucky, to the UK elections, to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. As well as impeachment, the IG report on the origins of the…
2019-12-07: There Will Be Pain
Dec 8, 2019 • 128 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan of course talk about Impeachment and the race for the Democratic Nomination. But they also hit a few other things. The UPS truck shootout in Florida, Trump’s reception in Europe, Trump and toilets, and…
2019-11-30: Worse with the Curbs
Dec 1, 2019 • 139 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the latest ups and downs in the race for the Democratic nomination, this week’s developments in Trump scandal land, and the fallout from the trade war with China. Enjoy! Show Details: Recorded…
2019-11-22: Need A Note
Nov 25, 2019 • 90 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topic is, of course, the continuing impeachment drama. But they also discuss Trump’s health, the proliferation of protest movements across the world, Israeli gridlock, Stephen Miller, and the…
2019-11-15: Stunned and Speechless
Nov 18, 2019 • 144 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, the ducks are gone. I know you are all sad. Ivan gets Sam to talk about his crashed computer for way too long, then they get into the Democratic side of Election 2020, and of course the latest impeachment developments.…
2019-11-07: Gone Quackers
Nov 11, 2019 • 123 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan starts out with a couple of select rants on things that have been bugging him. Then Sam and Ivan discuss Election 2019, Election 2020, and the polls. And of course, they don’t miss the latest impeachment…
2019-11-02: Half the Chance
Nov 3, 2019 • 88 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam goes solo for the first time in years. He talks about the state of the presidential election race at the one year away mark. And of course, the latest impeachment developments are not ignored. Then some thoughts on…
2019-10-25: Manipulating the Rubes
Oct 28, 2019 • 120 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss weddings and anniversaries. Oh, and of course also Turkey, Syria, the Ukraine Scandal, and the investigation of the oranges, yes oranges, of the Russia probe. Enjoy! Show Details: Recorded…
2019-10-19: Three Brown Sheep
Oct 21, 2019 • 168 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Brandy joins Sam, and they get a bit carried away with an almost three-hour show. Oops. Maybe consider it three separate shows and take it in bits. First, they talk about the latest Turkey/Syria developments. Second, a…
2019-10-12: Stupidity, Incompetence, and Corruption
Oct 13, 2019 • 125 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan start with the situation with Turkey and the Kurds. Then they move on to Rudy. This week lots of things just seem to center around Rudy. Finally, they round up some of the other scandals of the week. Show…
2019-10-05: Furrowing His Brows
Oct 6, 2019 • 117 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner: Sam and Ivan talk about the things you know they would talk about. Almost all of the show is on the latest crimes and misdemeanors… and the corresponding developments with the impeachment process. They do manage to get a…
2019-09-27: Ultra Speed Again
Sep 29, 2019 • 119 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, there really wasn’t much choice about what Sam and Ivan would talk about. With the crazy pace of developments in the last week, the whole show is about the Trump/Ukraine scandal, and the related developments on the…
2019-09-21: Name Your Price
Sep 22, 2019 • 112 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk quite a bit about the Trump/Ukraine/whistleblower scandal, but before that, they also hit vaping, the economy, the Israeli elections, and the situation with Iran and Saudi Arabia. Show Details: Recorded…
2019-09-14: Wrestling Pigs
Sep 15, 2019 • 126 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed joins Sam to talk about new iPhones, the ethics of donations from bad people, Brexit, Trump’s aborted meeting with the Taliban at Camp David, and then, of course, the 3rd Democratic debate. Fun stuff! Show Details:…
2019-09-07: Usually Just Cheese
Sep 8, 2019 • 105 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about feedback to the show, Gerrymandering, Brexit, and Hurricane Dorian first. The hurricane transitions naturally into Sharpiegate, and from there to more generalized Trump corruption, which of course…
2019-08-31: Internal Analysis
Sep 1, 2019 • 112 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s topics include Biden’s gaffes, the recent recession talk, Brexit, more impeachable offenses from Trump, immigration, and more. A nice variety this week. Enjoy! Show Details: Recorded 2019-08-31Length this…
2019-08-23: Hamilton Electors Revisited
Aug 24, 2019 • 79 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, something different. The whole episode is an interview with Bret Chiafalo. He is one of the co-founders of Hamilton Electors, a group of electors that mounted an effort to deny Donald Trump his electoral college victory…
2019-08-17: Clippy 2020
Aug 18, 2019 • 119 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan cover ten separate topics, including recent developments in several countries, a movie Sam watched, the Congressional impeachment investigations, Joe Biden’s latest gaffes, the Epstein suicide, and much…
2019-08-08: Goes Into Standby
Aug 11, 2019 • 95 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam brings the weighty topics of mass shootings and white nationalism. Ivan is there to lighten things up though, bringing in talk of vacations and shopping for televisions. Show Details: Recorded 2019-08-08Length this…
2019-08-03: The Mere Fact
Aug 4, 2019 • 115 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed joins Sam to discuss racism in America. Then, of course, Sam wants to talk about the Democratic debates and the Presidential race. Click below to listen and subscribe! 1-Click Subscribe in iTunes View Podcast in…
2019-07-25: A Full Grasp
Jul 28, 2019 • 88 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Ivan discusses the situation with the Governor of Puerto Rico, then reacts in real-time to the Governor’s resignation, which happened during the recording of this episode. Then Sam and Ivan discuss the Mueller testimony,…
2019-07-19: Spread Those Memes!
Jul 21, 2019 • 114 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan spend the bulk of the show talking about Trump’s latest racist comments, and the reactions to them. But they also talk about the end of the SDNY campaign finance case, the whole FaceApp kerfluffle, and Sam…
2019-07-12: Sitting in Your Closet
Jul 14, 2019 • 113 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed joins Sam to talk about how psychology and politics may relate, and wealth inequality in society. But of course, they also talk about the Epstein arrest. And Sam saw a movie! Show Details: Recorded 2019-07-12Length…
2019-07-06: Played Locally
Jul 7, 2019 • 119 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Brandy joins Sam to talk about earthquakes, preparedness, Congressional investigations, walking in a parade, running for local office, the redistricting SCOTUS case, and finally the census SCOTUS case. Then everything…
2019-06-29: That Torch
Jun 29, 2019 • 139 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan spend most of the show talking about the Democratic Debates, but they also spend some time on a movie Sam watched, Sam’s adventures with streaming live TV again, and the situation with border detention camps.…
2018-06-21: Danger to the World
Jun 22, 2019 • 115 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the Iran situation, Cybersecurity, Joe Biden, and how Sam reacquired live television. Enjoy the show! Show Details: Recorded 2019-06-21Length this week - 1:55:31 (0:04:52-0:56:30) Round 1Ivan:…
2018-06-14: The Road Your Horse Is On
Jun 16, 2019 • 136 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about Trump and his administration and what they are doing, duh… but they also talk about kids being exhausting in the summer, anti-vax idiots, and WWDC. Enjoy the show! Show Details: Recorded…
2019-06-08: Going Bad
Jun 9, 2019 • 97 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Brandy joins Sam to talk about dogs, raisins, impeachment, Mexican tariffs, propaganda, polls, and electability. A fun and exciting show! Show Details: Recorded 2019-06-08Length this week - 1:37:47 (0:00:33-0:57:18)…
2019-05-31: Slosh Back
Jun 2, 2019 • 110 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about politics in the US, UK, and Israel. They also riff on Julian Assange, Mexican tariffs, and Social Media disinformation. Plus some feedback and an Election Graphs update! Show Details: Recorded…
2019-05-23: March of Icons
May 25, 2019 • 134 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the latest “Infrastructure Week”, the arguments on impeachment hearings, and Biden’s “unity” posture. They also talk about trade wars, the economy, and Bill and Hillary’s visit to Seattle. On the…
2019-05-18: Meandering Stream of Molasses
May 18, 2019 • 90 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the Trump administration stonewalling of any and all Congressional inquiries​, Trump’s latest financial disclosures, and the rash of new anti-abortion laws across the country. Oh, and Ivan raves…
2019-05-10: Better Than Coil
May 12, 2019 • 134 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed and Bruce join Sam to cover a wide variety of topics. Election 2020 updates. Discussions on Syria and Iran. Some thoughts on populists and on nuclear power. And finally economic stats and machine learning. We’ve got…
2019-05-03: Pure and Good
May 5, 2019 • 76 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan and Sam cover four topics: The 1965 movie Doctor Zhivago, the idea of sending migrants to sanctuary cities, the Mueller/Barr conflicts, and Venezuela. And at the start, Ivan sings! Enjoy! Show Details: Recorded…
2019-04-26: There’s Everybody!
Apr 28, 2019 • 126 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan go lightning round style again. This time they cover Joe Biden’s launch, the hollowing out of DHS, Trump’s efforts to resist congressional investigations, the question of if the women running for president…
2019-04-20: Hitch a Star
Apr 20, 2019 • 150 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about, what else… the Mueller Report. They cover the collusion bits, they cover the obstruction bits, they talk a bit about the differences between the actual report and Barr’s letter a few weeks ago,…
2019-04-12: Penguins Taking Flight
Apr 13, 2019 • 97 min
This Week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan cover Mayor Pete, Avenatti, Assange, Brexit, accusations that Obama spied on Trump’s campaign, the Democrats not being aggressive enough on investigations, bad sleep habits, and a book Sam read. Oh, and Alex…
2019-04-06: It’s a Monkey, OK?
Apr 7, 2019 • 136 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner to make up for last week’s one topic show, Ivan and Sam do an all lightning round show. 12 topics total for the show. These include a Trump/Russia update, because, well, how could we not. But also a bit on Sam’s dogs,…
2019-03-28: Driven Snow
Mar 30, 2019 • 119 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan spend almost the whole show on discussing Trump/Russia, the end of the Mueller investigation, the Barr summary of the Mueller report, and the potential political fallout of all of the above. Before that, a…
2019-03-21: Live from Seattle
Mar 22, 2019 • 126 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam, Ivan, Jenn, and Brandy meet in person after the Seattle meetup to discuss how people suck, including the people in the college admissions scandal, and the people running for President, and many others. Basically,…
2019-03-14: The Ratchet Effect
Mar 16, 2019 • 109 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about all things Manafort, Pelosi’s comments on impeachment, and the problems with the Boeing 737 Max. Also, Ivan talks about some online dating statistics and a movie he watched, while Sam gives one last…
2019-03-07: Pod Coast Pod Roast
Mar 10, 2019 • 107 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about Cohen revealing there were talks about pardons, that long rambly Trump speech, Fox news acting as an extension of Trump, Representative Omar’s comments, and a bunch more. Yes, it is a lightning…
2019-03-02: Tug on the Thingy
Mar 2, 2019 • 106 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the Cohen hearings, the North Korean summit, Ivan’s trip to Vietnam, the Florida sex trafficking ring, and the India/Pakistan conflict. Plus, a reminder of the upcoming Seattle meetup. Show…
2019-02-22: Where It’s Supposed To Be
Feb 24, 2019 • 108 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, first Ed joins Sam for a lightning round. They of course cover the latest Mueller developments, but also tax refunds, Venezuela, some books Ed read, and more. Then for the last part of the show, Sam is joined by his…
2018-02-16: Toe to Too
Feb 17, 2019 • 160 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner… lightning rounds! Sam and Ivan talk about a total of 17 different topics this time around. These include… the snow in Seattle, Roger Stone, the Green New Deal, Paul Manafort, a correction to something Sam said last week,…
2019-02-08: Lots of Hats
Feb 9, 2019 • 152 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about a phishing link Sam clicked on, the Bezos blackmail attempt, the Virginia mess, and the latest Trump stuff. They also do a run down of the Democratic field for the 2020 Presidential race. Oh, and…
2019-02-01: Personal Petri Dish
Feb 3, 2019 • 132 min
Show Details: Recorded 2019-02-01Length this week - 2:12:40 (0:01:26-0:11:37) But FirstAgendaSam is tired (0:14:15-0:56:39) Potpourri! Part 1Nate Silver calls Sam incompetentIvan in actual real coldEconomy and markets updateHuawei Fraud…
2019-01-25: You Deserve It
Jan 27, 2019 • 116 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss the Shutdown/Wall and Trump/Russia. Again. Then they squeeze in some international topics. Before that though, Ivan complains about the severe bone chilling 49 degree Fahrenheit cold spell in…
2019-01-17: Meandering Around the Fields
Jan 20, 2019 • 122 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan once again discuss the Shutdown/Wall and Trump/Russia. Before that though, a bit on the fast food feast at the White House, another movie Sam watched, and a story of a broken iPad. Show Details: Recorded…
2019-01-11: The Wheel is Still Good
Jan 12, 2019 • 105 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan get back to the normal format with the main topics being the Shutdown/Wall and Trump/Russia. Before that, a bit on the Mexican gas shortage and a movie Sam watched. Show Details: Recorded 2019-01-11Length…
2019-01-05: 2018 Predictions Review
Jan 6, 2019 • 128 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan review the predictions they made a year and a week ago for 2018. What did they get right? What did they get wrong? Were they amazing prognosticators, or would you have done better tossing coins or reading…
2018-12-28: 2019 Predictions Show
Dec 29, 2018 • 173 min
This week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner is the annual predictions show! Sam and Ivan give all their predictions for 2019 on the topics of domestic politics (both Trump and non-Trump), international politics, economy/business, technology, and other random things…
2018-12-20: Dotted Lines
Dec 21, 2018 • 106 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s biggest topic is the Michael Flynn case and everything surrounding that. Beyond that, they also hit the closure of the Trump Foundation, the mystery case going through the DC Federal Courts, Trump…
2018-12-15: Almost Ran Over A Possum
Dec 15, 2018 • 43 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan and Sam do a quick show covering the latest court ruling on Obamacare, the 2020 Presidential field, Christmas at the White House, all the latest updates on Trump’s many scandals, the Chuck and Nancy show, and…
2018-12-08: It Just Smells Bad
Dec 9, 2018 • 72 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed joins Sam to talk about all of this weeks Trump troubles. They have all your Flynn, Manafort, and Cohen updates. But they also talk about Trump’s housekeepers, a double jeopardy case at SCOTUS, the North Carolina…
2018-11-30: Master Rambler
Dec 1, 2018 • 92 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk for a bit about the incident that happened on the border between Tijuana and San Diego. Then they jump into the Trump/Russia scandal for the rest of the show, discussing both the end of Manafort’s…
2018-11-24: Chain of Events
Nov 25, 2018 • 135 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam is joined by Ed and Jon for another lightning round show. Twelve topics, including the stock market, an update on Sam’s dad, Sam’s thoughts on his new Apple Watch, Nancy Pelosi swatting down the attempt to challenge…
2018-11-17: Acceptable to the Leg
Nov 17, 2018 • 122 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan do an all lightning round show. Twelve separate exciting subjects. These include… the newest Brexit developments, the Trump vs Acosta ruckus, the resistance to Pelosi as speaker, Trump’s eventful visit to…
2018-11-10: Another Coffee Boy
Nov 11, 2018 • 113 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topics are of course the mid-term election results, and the replacement of Sessions with Whitaker. Before that, a little on this year’s new iPhones, and Sam finally catches up on the movies he’s seen…
2018-11-03: An Appointment in the Future
Nov 3, 2018 • 126 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan and Sam’s two big topics are the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh including all the surrounding issues relating to the climate that leads to such things, and their final pre-election thoughts on the 2018 midterms.…
2018-10-27: Surprise vs Shock
Oct 28, 2018 • 120 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk MAGAbomber, the caravan, and Election 2018. But not before some shorter notes on credit cards, books, and movies. Enjoy! Show Details: Recorded 2018-10-27 Length this week - 2:00:06 (0:00:30-0:31:19) But…
2018-10-20: Intentional Set
Oct 21, 2018 • 127 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed joins Sam to talk about the many forms of disinformation, a congressional debate Ed attended, and they revisit the healthcare debate. Before that though, a welcome to a new patron, a movie review, a couple book…
2018-10-13: Better than Garbage
Oct 14, 2018 • 146 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk the most about voter suppression and Jamal Khashoggi. But they also talk about movies, climate change, that Alpha Bank thing, TV, the space program, using airline miles, upgrading home broadband, and…
2018-10-05: Itself a Problem
Oct 7, 2018 • 99 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the run up to the Kavanaugh confirmation, they game out the 2018 midterms, and discuss the New York Times story on Fred Trump’s empire and the questionable ways it was used to help Donald and his…
2018-09-29: The Big Difference
Sep 29, 2018 • 129 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topic is of course the Kavanaugh hearings. They cover the new allegations and other developments that came up before the hearings, Dr. Ford’s testimony, Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony, and Senator Flake…
2018-09-21: Through the Yawn
Sep 23, 2018 • 102 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topic is of course Judge Kavanaugh vs Dr. Ford and everything surrounding that controversy. In addition to that though, they cover new Apple stuff, a flashback to TV preacher scandals of the 80’s,…
2018-09-14: In Polite Company
Sep 15, 2018 • 125 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan and Sam are all over the place. Topics include scandals in the Catholic Church, racists being unleashed by Trump, a new patron, some movies Sam watched, a look back at the financial crisis 10 years later, Ivan’s new…
2018-09-07: Real Quack
Sep 8, 2018 • 132 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam is joined by Bruce and Ed. The main topics are that anonymous op-ed in the New York times by a Senior Administration Official who has vowed to thwart Trump from the inside, and the circus surrounding the Kavanaugh…
2018-08-30: Useful Thing
Aug 31, 2018 • 87 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam is joined by guest host Bruce. Sam and Bruce go lightning round format and hit a lot of different topics including the “uberization” of all sorts of things, a couple movies Sam watched, preliminary thoughts on the…
2018-08-24: Information in the Information
Aug 26, 2018 • 122 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about… what else? The Manafort verdicts, the Cohen guilty plea, and the potential implications of both, and how things might go from here. But first, Ivan talks about airplanes, the podcast got another…
2018-08-18: In and Out of It
Aug 18, 2018 • 118 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topics are… Musky Stuff (Elon Musk’s various companies and how he is handling them), Twittery Stuff (Twitters challenges in dealing with abuse, fake news, user experience, and 3rd party clients), and…
2018-08-09: Magnet for Dumb Pipe Thieves
Aug 12, 2018 • 120 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topics are Election 2018, Alex Jones getting kicked off various platforms, and all the corruption in and surrounding the Trump administration. Before all that, a few bits on kid accounts for online…
2018-08-04: Long Waves of Something
Aug 5, 2018 • 119 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan do get into politics a bit, talking about the trade wars, 3D printing guns, attacks on Election 2018, and the separated kids at the border. But mostly the show is a lightning round show, so there are a lot of…
2018-07-27: Goaty Little Hooves
Jul 28, 2018 • 58 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, a break from politics and the news. Sam is joined by his wife Brandy and son Alex (with a cameo by daughter Amy) to discuss a few highlights of the start of their road trip from the Philadelphia area to the Seattle…
2018-07-19: Fundle Money
Jul 20, 2018 • 98 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the chaos surrounding the Trump/Putin summit, the case of Maria Butina, and the reports on the detail given in the January 2017 briefing where Trump was told about Russian interference in the 2016…
2018-07-14: Responsible Codcasters
Jul 14, 2018 • 119 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s topics are the Supreme Court nomination and surrounding issues, Trump’s path of destruction through Europe, and the latest developments in the Trump/Russia scandal, including the new indictments. Show…
2018-07-07: Willy Nilly
Jul 7, 2018 • 86 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed joins Sam to discuss North Korea, how SCOTUS deals with precedent, this week’s story about immigrants in the military being discharged, and the latest in the trade wars and the economy. Before all that, they also do a…
2018-06-30: Something Purple Something
Jun 30, 2018 • 127 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topics are three recent Supreme Court cases, the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the proper place of civility in our public discourse, and the latest developments in the ongoing trade wars.…
2018-06-22: Anonymous Squirrel
Jun 23, 2018 • 107 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topic is the big immigration debate that has been dominating the headlines recently. They talk about the family separation policies and the larger debate about immigration, and also what watching this…
2018-06-14: Tell Me Something New
Jun 14, 2018 • 86 min
Ed joins Sam on this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner. Ed educates Sam on the new “Right to Try” law. They discuss if Trump actually has malicious motivations or actually believes he is doing positive things, specifically with regard to how he is handling…
2018-06-09: Bubbles of Exasperation
Jun 9, 2018 • 119 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s three main topics are the USA’s alliances and the strains Trump is putting on them, the upcoming North Korean summit, and a hodgepodge of legal related stuff like last week’s SCOTUS cases, the Obamacare…
2018-06-02: Light and Frothy
Jun 2, 2018 • 77 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner podcast, the two big topics are Trump’s pardons and the Economy. Specifically Sam and Ivan talk about the grand plan, or lack thereof, surrounding the pardons and what messages that sends. On the economy, the questions…
2018-05-26: Puppies or Penguins or Something
May 26, 2018 • 76 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan start out talking about talking about politics at parties, and how news junkies are different from normal people. But the main topics are the mess surrounding the possible North Korean summit, and the…
2018-05-19: Figure the Angle
May 19, 2018 • 96 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s first topic is about racist morons like Schlossberg, Cunningham, and others. Second up is all the latest on Trumpgate, including ZTE and China, Qatar and Kushner, Trump Tower Moscow, Ice Cube, and of…
2018-05-12: What the Ever Loving
May 12, 2018 • 114 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner with Sam and Ivan, three main themes: Schneiderman, Cohen, and international messes. On Schneiderman and Cohen, they hit all the developments in those scandals, as well as talking about the possible implications for the…
2018-05-05: Crap the Whip
May 5, 2018 • 106 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the scandals with the various Trump-related doctors. More on Dr. Jackson. Some on Dr. Bornstein. And even a little on Dr. Pena. Then it is time for Rudy! Not quite Rudy all the time, but Rudy…
2018-04-27: Trial and Error
Apr 28, 2018 • 96 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan once again do an all lightning round show. They talk about allergies, the McCabe report, Hannity’s real estate deals, the “incel” movement, Barbara Bush’s passing, the Korean summit, and much much more! What…
2018-04-19: See How It Plays
Apr 21, 2018 • 91 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed and Darryl join Sam. Ivan was gallivanting in Brazil or something. Four main topics this time. Syria. North Korea. Comey. Cohen. Maybe a few other things around the edges, but that’s the gist of it. Show Details:…
2018-04-13: Failed Lightning
Apr 14, 2018 • 103 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan try to do an all lightning round show, but fail spectacularly. Their first segment is… movies!! Both Sam and Ivan talk about their thoughts on some movies they have seen recently. Then they do a segment on the…
2018-04-06: Tic for Tac
Apr 7, 2018 • 103 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan start out talking about getting vaccinations for travel, and how the crazy news of the last two years has resulted in Sam reading fewer books, and what he will do about it. But quickly enough, the…
2018-03-30: Not As Bad As It Sounds
Mar 31, 2018 • 94 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss Ivan’s impressions of attending the DC “March for Our Lives” event in person… including the implications for the wider gun debate. Then they talk about the online privacy issues that have been around…
2018-03-24: Toy Swords
Mar 24, 2018 • 125 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam is joined by his wife Brandy. They spend the biggest part of the show discussing… or maybe arguing about… changing how you talk about things in order to avoid offending, insulting, or excluding people… or as it is…
2018-03-16: Soap Opera of the Royal Court
Mar 17, 2018 • 110 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan get some feedback. It seems last week’s show was their worst show ever. Too much Russia conspiracy theory stuff and Trump palace intrigue stuff. Not enough on “real” policy stuff. So they talk about that…
2018-03-09: Into Knots
Mar 10, 2018 • 116 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan and Sam cover all the big items from the last crazy week. They’ve got tariffs and North Korea, but also that Seychelles meeting, Russia maybe vetoing Romney, the Belarusian escort, Nunberg’s meltdown, the poisoned…
2018-03-03: Chaos Show
Mar 3, 2018 • 102 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the chaotic week that was. Donald Trump throwing grenades into the gun and trade policy debates, the mounting reports of corruption within the administration, and the usual, but seemingly…
2018-02-24: Saving the World
Feb 24, 2018 • 109 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam is joined by guest hosts Ed and Alex. Sam and Ed discuss the ongoing gun debate in the wake of Parkland, as well as the latest developments in the Mueller probe. Alex is Sam’s son. Alex is 8. Alex talks about video…
2018-02-16: Not on the Radar
Feb 16, 2018 • 96 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan and Sam talk about the Parkland school shooting, the controversies around White House security clearances, and the budget and immigration debates, all rounded out with a little update on Stormy and Donald. They…
2018-02-08: Just Playing Poker
Feb 8, 2018 • 126 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan go all “Lightning Round”. They cover a wide variety of topics, including: State polls for 2020, talking policy vs talking scandal, the linked government shutdown and immigration debates, the Space X Falcon…
2018-02-02: Revamping the Dog
Feb 2, 2018 • 86 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about a number of developments in the Trump-Russia world, including Trump’s attempt to fire Mueller last year, the Dutch hacking the Russians, McCabe’s retirement, Trump not agreeing to an interview,…
2018-01-25: Implanting Thoughts
Feb 2, 2018 • 99 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the politics of the short government shutdown and what that means to the continuing immigration debate, then they move on to reviewing many of the latest developments related to the various…
2018-01-19: Dental Maneuver
Jan 20, 2018 • 98 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Jenn joins Sam as cohost and does the major rant on gender issues she didn’t get to do last time she was on the show. She covers Aziz Ansari, different standards for men and women, what people are taught is “normal”, the…
2018-01-11: A Longer Beard
Jan 13, 2018 • 116 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan and Sam talk about the aftermath of the Fire and Fury book, the possibilities for Oprah 2020, and the implications of the FusionGPS testimony. There is also a little bit about Sam going to the gym, and Ivan’s…
2018-01-06: 2017 Predictions Review
Jan 6, 2018 • 123 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan review the predictions they made a year and a week ago for 2017. They covered politics, economics, technology, international issues, and a variety of other things for good measure. What did they get wrong?…
2017-12-28: 2018 Predictions Show
Dec 30, 2017 • 155 min
This week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner is the annual predictions show! Sam and Ivan give all their predictions for 2018 on the topics of politics, the economy, technology, international issues, and other random things too. Basically, predictions on anything they…
2017-12-23: Milk This
Dec 23, 2017 • 107 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan do their duty and talk about the tax bill… how the Republicans managed to get it done, how it will impact people, and what the political ramifications are. Then they put politics aside for a bit and talk…
2017-12-15: Talk Good Enough
Dec 16, 2017 • 97 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the Alabama Senate results, possible bias in the Mueller investigation, the Republican Tax Bill, Net Neutrality, Trump’s judicial nominations, and the Patreon fee structure misfire. Plus Ivan…
2017-12-08: Multiply Your Gifts
Dec 9, 2017 • 90 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan is back from Moscow and joins Sam to talk about his impressions of Russia. They also hit most of the last week of Trump administration craziness, they talk about Franken, Franks, Conyers, and Moore as part of the…
2017-12-02: Deeply in Denial
Dec 2, 2017 • 137 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam is joined by Ed, Darryl, and Jenn while Ivan is visiting Moscow. The topics this week are the CFPB leadership fight, Trump’s mental health, sexual harassment, and of course the Flynn plea deal and developments on…
2017-11-25: No End to the Stupid
Nov 25, 2017 • 91 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan try to keep it short, but still go over 90 minutes. With no big huge central stories this week, it is an all lightning round show. Topics include Trump’s master plan, Flynn cooperating with Mueller, the Uber…
2017-11-17: We Need Unicorns
Nov 18, 2017 • 147 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan start out talking about travel things again. Ivan talks about “mileage runs”. Sam talks about the dramatic end to his DC vacation. But then they move on to the news. The travails of Flynn, Page, Sessions,…
2017-11-10: Crawling on the Cable
Nov 11, 2017 • 111 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan do eventually talk politics… namely Donna Brazile, this week’s election results, and the accusations against Roy Moore… but first they talk about some more pedestrian things. Ivan has ants! Sam and his wife…
2017-11-02: Rules be Damned
Nov 4, 2017 • 130 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam is joined by guest hosts Ed and Darryl. They of course talk about the Manafort and Gates indictment, the Papadopoulos guilty plea, and the ramifications of all that to the Mueller investigation. In addition, they…
2017-10-26: Cracks in the Wall
Oct 28, 2017 • 83 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about sexual harassment again, Senator Flake and Senator Corker’s rebellious statements, the possible scandal with the selection of Whitefish to restore electricity to Puerto Rico, and the massive…
2017-10-20: Slide Into That
Oct 21, 2017 • 122 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan go lightning mode for the whole show, just covering a wide variety of random topics. Everything from some gripes about iOS, to the viral “me too” explosion, to Trump’s ability to be empathetic, to the…
2017-10-14: Locked In
Oct 14, 2017 • 118 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about Hong Kong, the Republicans who are starting to worry about Trump, Trump’s executive actions on healthcare and Iran, and Harvey Weinstein. Oh. And Sam gets locked in his office. Fun times! Show…
2017-10-05: Exodus
Oct 7, 2017 • 129 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about the Las Vegas massacre, the Catalonian independence referendum, and the ongoing drama within the Trump administration… with this week’s highlight of course being Tillerson calling Trump a moron.…
2017-09-30: Intentionally Obtuse
Sep 30, 2017 • 95 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed joins Sam for a discussion on the disaster response in Puerto Rico, the tax reform debate, and the hubbub over NFL players kneeling for the anthem. In addition to those major topics, they also discuss the Trump…
2017-09-21: Nap Time
Sep 23, 2017 • 124 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about Hurricane Maria, the Mexican earthquake, and all the latest Manafort news. Then they move onto a lightning round, with shorter bits on Trump at the UN, Trump vs ESPN, North Korea, Cassini, the…
2017-09-16: Shuck and Jive
Sep 16, 2017 • 135 min
On Curmudgeon’s Corner this week, Sam and Ivan review the impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and compare to what Katrina looked like 12 years ago. Then they dive into politics, looking at Trumps latests dalliances with the Democrats and what should or…
2017-09-09: You Knew I Was A Snake
Sep 9, 2017 • 114 min
The week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about Ivan’s evacuation from Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, more general thoughts on Hurricane Irma as it approaches Florida, Trump’s recent moves that are making Congressional Republicans…
2017-08-31: Two Humps
Sep 1, 2017 • 119 min
On Curmudgeon’s Corner this week guest cohost Ed joins Sam to discuss Hurricane Harvey, the pardon of Sheriff Joe, Schneiderman teaming up with Mueller, gerrymandering, and partisan sorting as their bigger topics. But they also touch on Sam wearing a suit…
2017-08-24: Pour My Brain
Aug 26, 2017 • 132 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan’s main topics are the Republican Civil War that is brewing, and various Trump administration mini-scandals from the last week. But they also spend some time on the solar eclipse, MacBook Pros, Powerball, the…
2017-08-19: Punch the Cupcakes
Aug 19, 2017 • 146 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, guest host Brandy joins Sam to talk about this week’s news. The main topics for the week are of course the events in Charlottesville, everybody’s reactions to Charlottesville, the reactions to the reactions to…
2017-08-11: Something that Scary
Aug 12, 2017 • 99 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about North Korea, that Google document, Venezuela, the raid on Manafort, the latest from Trump, a book Sam read, and more! Oh, and we announce a Slack for the show. Enjoy! Show Details: Recorded…
2017-08-03: Flexibility
Aug 4, 2017 • 136 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan work their way through the very busy news of the last week. Scaramucci. Healthcare. Priebus. Kelly. North Korea. Trump. Russia. Flake. Democratic Purity. Oh yeah, and the results of Sam’s wife’s local…
2017-07-27: Take it to the Bank
Jul 28, 2017 • 134 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk healthcare (recorded before McCain killed it, oops), the Spicer to Scaramucci transition (recorded before Scaramucci’s New Yorker rant, oops again), the Trump vs Sessions battle, and Kushner’s testimony.…
2017-07-20: Stuff Like That
Jul 22, 2017 • 135 min
On Curmudgeon’s Corner this week, Sam and Ivan dive into the latest developments in the Trumpcare saga, the revelation of the second Trump/Putin meeting, and Trump’s revealing interview with the New York Times. Rounding out the show, shorter discussions…
2017-07-14: Nothingburger
Jul 15, 2017 • 128 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan focus on the “nothingburger” of the Donald Trump Jr meeting everybody has been talking about. Nothing to see there, right? But before that, they do manage to get in some conversation on Trump’s performance at…
2017-07-07: Return of the Beep
Jul 8, 2017 • 124 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-07-07 Length this week - 2:04:17 (0:01:05-0:26:59) But First Fireworks Agenda More fireworks Plane Incident Fact Check! Jones vs Bell Couch Update (0:28:08-0:47:41) North Korea Cobol and Y2K The missile Motivations Trump…
2017-06-30: Ten and a Bit
Jul 1, 2017 • 135 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-06-30 Length this week - 2:15:35 (00:01:37-0:21:30) But First Ten years Agenda Leavenworth (0:22:46-0:58:29) Tech iPhone anniversary Sam gets a password manager New cyberattacks (0:59:38-1:39:36) Policy Travel ban Healthcare…
2017-06-22: Proper Stategy
Jun 24, 2017 • 149 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-06-22 Length this week - 2:29:24 (0:00:15-0:34:25) But First Paper Agenda Overshadowed Forum adventures Ivan movie: Interstellar Alex interlude Ivan movie: Sully (0:35:40-1:04:51) But Second Leaks on the Senate healthcare bill…
2017-06-15: Uninhabited Atoll
Jun 16, 2017 • 85 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-06-15 Length this week - 1:25:11 (0:00:15-0:32:27) But first Agenda Healthcare Own Goal? Not visiting the White House Puerto Rican statehood iTunes U: Lord of the Rings I Weekend Plans But first at the but end?…
2017-06-10: Take A Hammer To It
Jun 10, 2017 • 115 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-06-10 Length this week - 1:55:41 (0:02:04-0:27:35) But First Agenda New Couch Projector Screen (0:28:11-1:11:41) Trump/Russia/Comey Liar! Vindicated? Russian Interference Misrepresentation Sessions Comey/Clinton Standing up to…
2017-06-01: Punching Customers
Jun 3, 2017 • 112 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-06-01 Length this week - 1:52:57 (0:00:12-0:34:13) But First Agenda Ivan Vacation Accents Fast Food Travails Plume WiFi Big Life Jumps (0:34:49-1:02:00) Trump/Russia Returning the compounds Aligned Interests Liking dictators…
2017-05-27: Facepalms and Headdesks
May 27, 2017 • 96 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-05-27 Length this week - 1:36:06 (0:00:13-0:10:22) But First Ivan Out Agenda The Bay Area WotD Update Brandy running (0:11:00-0:51:04) Trump/Russia Note taking apps Just Stupidity? Lack of Trust More on Kushner Trump fatigue…
2017-05-20: The Russia Trump Hour
May 20, 2017 • 117 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-05-20 Length this week - 1:57:21 (0:00:54-0:14:08) But First All Trump Things not covered Negative news tone Wiki of the Day update Alex interlude (0:14:56-0:45:31) Trump-Russia Part 1 Ignored warnings about Flynn Trump tapes?…
2017-05-12: Digging a Hole
May 13, 2017 • 94 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-05-12 Length this week - 1:34:54 (0:00:15-0:21:11) But First The Big News Agenda Digital Hoarding Bitcoin Wiki of the Day (0:22:54-1:04:36) Crazy Trump of the Week Comey Firing Logistics Win-Win Scenario? Trump’s Reason(s)…
2017-05-05: Count the Bits by Hand
May 6, 2017 • 97 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-05-05 Length this week - 1:37:10 (0:00:12-0:17:53) But First Agenda Book: The Fellowship of the Rings (1954) Mobile Data Plans (0:18:32-0:54:16) Healthcare House succeeded! Voting for “something” Big win for the R’s? Counting…
2017-04-28: Squeaky Chair
Apr 29, 2017 • 112 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-04-28 Length this week - 1:52:35 0:01:13-0:14:28 But First Agenda Corrections Milestone 0:15:08-0:55:28 Tech Juciero Cord Cutting Update Apple Pro Strategy 0:56:36-1:33:39 Domestic 100 Days of Trump Tax Plan Budget Deadline…
2017-04-21: Because We Just Can’t
Apr 22, 2017 • 103 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-04-21 Length this week - 1:43:44 (0:00:55-0:20:43) But First Agenda X-Plane Movie: War Greatest Hits Live (2008) Random Trips (0:22:43-1:06:18) International St. Petersburg Axis of Adults Approval Ratings Turkey United Kingdom…
2017-04-15: Clear Thoughted
Apr 15, 2017 • 126 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-04-15 Length this week - 2:06:12 (0:00:15-0:22:02) But First Show Edits Agenda Ignored Topics Reorgs and Layoffs Movie: The Terminal (2004) Planespotting (0:22:40-0:59:46) WAR! Legal Authority Pictures of War Victims Trump…
2017-04-08: Magic Eight Ball
Apr 8, 2017 • 144 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-04-08 Length this week - 2:24:17 (0:00:35-0:38:13) But First Agenda Pace of News Healthcare Debate The Wall Book: With the Night Mail (1905) and As Easy as ABC (1912) (0:38:59-1:05:50) SCOTUS Filibuster Oops on odds Democratic…
2017-03-29: Implosive Growth
Mar 31, 2017 • 104 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-03-29 Length this week - 1:44:02 (0:00:10-0:24:08) But First (0:25:50-0:50:18) Healthcare Debacle (0:51:38-1:29:01) The Republican Agenda (1:30:04-1:43:42) Gorsuch Confirmation The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously…
2017-03-24: That list is big!
Mar 25, 2017 • 175 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-03-24 Length this week - 2:55:55 (0:00:10-0:06:04) Intro Ivan still out Agenda (0:06:41-0:41:57) Ed from Pennsylvania Part 1 Fitness Favorite Podcasts Russia Stuff (0:42:36-1:08:34) Ed from Pennsylvania Part 2 Healthcare…
2017-03-18: Two Way Split
Mar 18, 2017 • 155 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-03-18 Length this week - 2:35:38 (0:00:11-0:09:45) But First Agenda Letter from Ivan Sam’s Guilt (0:10:24-1:18:10) Ed from Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Weather Ides of Trump Healthcare Debate Trump Budget (1:18:49-2:30:44) Bruce…
2017-03-08: The Red Button is Bad
Mar 10, 2017 • 109 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-03-08 Length this week - 1:49:16 (0:00:42-0:13:15) But First Agenda Material Sam Sick Kid Ivan Travels (0:14:58-0:54:53) Trump Wiretap / Russia The Accusation Not Defending Trump Trusting Trump Trump Attention Span Russia…
2017-03-03: The Russia Trump Show
Mar 4, 2017 • 108 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-03-03 Length this week - 1:48:32 (0:01:05-0:19:40) But First Agenda Cleaning and Tidiness Windows 10 (0:21:24-0:53:24) Russia Again The Best Interpretation Unforced Errors Dems overplaying? Smoke implies fire? More coming? Will…
2017-02-24: Not talking about that
Feb 25, 2017 • 123 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-02-24 Length this week - 2:03:03 (0:01:30-0:09:17) But First Shouting at customers Agenda (0:10:33-0:43:27) Immigration New travel ban planning Prioritization changes Roundups and escalations Role of laws and congress Scared…
2017-02-18: Not a Round Number
Feb 18, 2017 • 129 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-02-18 Length this week - 2:09:09 (0:00:00-0:08:13) Retrospective (0:08:30-0:23:36) But First Sick Ivan GPS Mishap Milestone (0:24:51-1:08:05) Russia Russia Russia Mike Flynn Broader Russia contacts The craziest conspiracy…
2017-02-11: Roundtable
Feb 11, 2017 • 92 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-02-11 Length this week - 1:32:42 (0:00:12-0:04:35) Introductions (0:06:17-0:25:06) Jenn’s Topic: Nevertheless, she persisted (0:25:42-0:55:50) Sam’s Topic: Trump and foreign policy (0:56:59-1:12:54) Matt’s Topic: Trump and the…
2017-02-03: Head in a Vat
Feb 4, 2017 • 136 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-02-03 Length this week - 2:16:23 (0:00:36-0:20:22) But First Happy Birthday Ivan Agenda Busy week Ivan’s campaigns Attending protests Opinions changing? (0:22:21-1:00:45) Immigration Order (mostly) Was it a Muslim ban? What the…
2017-01-27: Welcome to Trumpland
Jan 28, 2017 • 140 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-01-27 Length this week - 2:20:21 (0:00:32-0:19:11) But First Agenda Trying to slow down Trump Management Style Chaos and Confusion (0:19:56-0:36:28) Inauguration The Speech Useless Box Interlude Peaceful Transfer of Power…
2017-01-19: Sitting on my Porch
Jan 19, 2017 • 116 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-01-19 Length this week - 1:57:57 (0:00:10-0:20:34) But First 2017 Agenda Reviving old computers (0:21:13-0:45:08) Legitimacy Trump “legitimate”? Comey, Dirty Tricks, Fairness Voters made their choice Unfollowing Trump? Skipping…
2017-01-13: Brought to you by the Letter P
Jan 14, 2017 • 102 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-01-13 Length this week - 1:42:52 (0:00:38-0:04:15) But First UTC Agenda (0:05:19-0:49:14) The Dossier Order of events Allegations Origin of doc Confirmation? Alex interruption Believable? Press reaction Trump reaction Contrast…
2017-01-07: 2016 Predictions Review
Jan 7, 2017 • 104 min
Show Details: Recorded 2017-01-07 Length this week - 1:44:39 (0:00:30-0:09:54) But First (0:10:43-0:24:15) Economics (0:25:30-0:43:36) Tech (0:44:45-0:55:36) Domestic (0:56:11-1:06:18) International (1:06:56-1:25:55) Politics (1:27:15-1:35:57) Hodgepodge…
2016-12-30: 2017 Predictions Show
Dec 31, 2016 • 131 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-12-30 Length this week - 2:11:58 (0:00:10-0:07:57) But First (0:09:00-1:02:19) Politics (1:03:07-1:19:00) Economics (1:19:39-1:38:20) Technology (1:39:35-1:56:53) International (1:58:12-2:11:39) Hodgepodge The Curmudgeon’s…
2016-12-23: Weight and Bulk
Dec 24, 2016 • 108 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-12-23 Length this week - 1:48:43 (0:00:33-0:18:37) But First Agenda Sam gets a fake tree Upside down trees Pre-lit trees Sam wrapping (0:19:58-0:46:47) Turkey and Berlin Assassination in Turkey Possibilities for escalation?…
2016-12-17: You can do that?
Dec 17, 2016 • 145 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-12-17 Length this week - 2:25:37 (0:00:10-0:17:15) But First Agenda Everybody sick The unknown friend Bring parents/children to work days Sick kids at school Salt rooms (0:18:00-1:03:59) Russia Russia Russia Didn’t we know…
2016-12-09: Hiding the Children
Dec 10, 2016 • 86 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-12-09 Length this week - 1:26:25 (0:03:30-0:15:33) But First Agenda Day of Smells Monitor (0:17:33-0:47:12) Trump Appointments Who is really picking? Generals? Regular Republicans? Crazies? Against their own agencies Executive…
2016-12-01: Nice Snuffle
Dec 3, 2016 • 115 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-12-01 Length this week - 1:55:48 (0:00:10-0:21:20) But First Agenda MacBook Pros and huge iPads Trackpads/mice/trackballs Gestures (0:22:29-0:47:37) Fake News How it gets created and spreads Engagement algorithms Possible…
2016-11-25: Closing Every Door
Nov 26, 2016 • 135 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-11-25 Length this week - 2:15:34 (0:00:41-0:43:47) Not Trump Duck Sam’s Thanksgiving Ivan’s Thanksgiving Puerto Rico Apple Stuff Book: Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 2 Book: The Hobbit Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to…
2016-11-17: Potentially Realistic
Nov 19, 2016 • 110 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-11-17 Length this week - 1:50:25 (0:04:10-0:40:45) Election Reactions Still the election No closure Harassing incidents Assholes exposed Divisions with family and friends The changing DJT DJT for the white working class…
2016-11-11: Under the Thumb
Nov 12, 2016 • 144 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-11-11 Length this week - 2:24:32 (0:00:10-1:05:00) Polling Post Mortem Surprise! Darryl’s Final Projections Suspicious Polls Where polls went wrong Sources of poll uncertainty Last minute Trump surge? Actually very very close…
2016-11-05: Covered in Butter
Nov 5, 2016 • 113 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-11-05 Length this week - 1:53:34 (0:00:10-0:46:14) Updates and Feedback Agenda Update from Matthew Update from Bruce Feedback from Lenny (0:047:17-1:24:20) Election 2016 - The Last Week Comey Letter Illegal Melania / Trump…
2016-10-28: Just Use Bleach
Oct 29, 2016 • 87 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-10-28 Length this week - 1:27:44 (0:01:37-0:49:36) Election 2016 Part 1 Ivan’s cold Divisions in America Trump’s Republican takeover After the election? Polls and odds Does Trump know he is going to lose? Ivan got polled by…
2016-10-21: Walk Away Immediately
Oct 22, 2016 • 85 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-10-21 Length this week - 1:25:34 (0:00:10-0:24:50) But First What we are skipping Voting De La Fuente Vegas Sam’s Reno Story (0:25:28-1:05:44) Election 2016 - Part 1 Polling Update Honoring Election Results Voter Fraud Pence…
2016-10-13: Keep Digging
Oct 15, 2016 • 112 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner we’re in the home stretch to the election, so that pretty much is the whole show. How can it not be? The second debate. Aftermath from the Trump tapes. Sexual assault allegations. GOP civil war. And yes, Wikileaks too.…
2016-10-07: Topping the First One
Oct 8, 2016 • 126 min
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner… what else? Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump. After a short bit on Hurricane Matthew, we dive into Trump’s taxes, then the Veep debate. We had originally ended the show there, but after the big Trump news Friday, we came back…
2016-10-01: Go Suck It!
Oct 1, 2016 • 99 min
This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner: Of course Sam and Ivan talk about the first Clinton vs Trump debate and its aftermath as it played out during the week. That’s most of the show this week, but they also touch on Ivan’s recent trip, altitude sickness, and…
2016-09-24: Election Tracking Sites
Sep 24, 2016 • 168 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-09-24 Length this week - 2:48:35 (0:00:10-0:07:31) Intro (0:09:31-0:51:52) Luis Mendez from projectiondesk.com (0:52:31-1:53:01) Darryl Holman from horsesass.org (1:54:04-2:40:05) Samuel Minter from electiongraphs.com…
2016-09-15: Annoy People Again
Sep 17, 2016 • 111 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-09-15 Length this week - 1:51:59 (0:00:10-0:15:28) But First Agenda Wells Fargo Fine Mom iPhone Another Patron Ivan travels (0:17:28-0:39:33) Election 2016 - Trump Trump breaks the Romney barrier! The New Trump? Trump…
2016-09-08: Twenty Means Thirty
Sep 10, 2016 • 146 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-09-08 Length this week - 2:26:09 (0:00:10-0:24:20) But First Agenda Slow Week? CC Patreon Movie: The Never-ending Story (1984) Being a Poll Worker (0:24:59-0:45:56) Lightning Round Apple Ireland Taxes Brazil Impeachment…
2016-09-03: Exactly What It Appears To Be
Sep 3, 2016 • 111 min
Show Details: Recorded 2016-09-03 Length this week - 1:51:53 (0:00:10-0:13:06) But First Delays Agenda Only Human Holidays and Trips Sleep Retirement (0:13:44-0:47:31) Lightning Round Burkini Ban Being a Poll Worker Columbian Peace Deal Exploding Phones…
2016-08-25: No Ifs Ands Or Buts
Aug 27, 2016 • 92 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:10:04) But First Exhausted Ivan Agenda Sam Beach Trip Work Reviews (0:12:03-0:34:05) Lightning Round! No disasters at the Olympics Time Delayed Olympics Gawker Shutdown Louisiana Flooding EpiPen Pricing NSA Hacked Proxima Centuri…
2016-08-19: Needed New Swear Words
Aug 19, 2016 • 132 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:16:14) But First Agenda Adjustable Bed Upgraded Podcast Setup Sam Trip Coming Up John McLaughlin (0:16:58-0:40:04) Stuff that isn’t the Election Part 1 Swimmers in Brazil Omran from Syria Iran Payment (0:41:07-0:57:29) Stuff that…
2016-08-10: The Stuff That’s Non-Cowed
Aug 13, 2016 • 102 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:09:17) But First Calm Week? Agenda Ivan’s Headphones Movie: Toy Story (1995) (0:10:19-0:28:16) No Election No Trump Ivan’s Water Zika Update Ivan’s Water Again Delta Snafu Olympics (0:29:32-0:54:50) Yes Election No Trump Evan…
2016-08-04: Trumpmudgeons
Aug 5, 2016 • 112 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:04:45) But First Agenda 100 Downloads! (0:05:30-0:33:08) Everything Else Libya Engagement American Wars Zika Response Clinton Email Lie Iran Cash (0:33:46-0:53:32 ) Trumpity Trump Trump Part 1 Trump vs Khan Trump on debates Trump…
2016-07-29: The Big DNC Show
Jul 30, 2016 • 121 min
Show Details: (0:00:32-0:08:45) Starting Up Tired Ivan Ivan’s bad flight Pineapple Agenda (0:09:23-0:48:16) Everything Else Terrorist Attacks Trump Convention Bounce? DNC Emails Trump’s Russian Invite (0:49:24-1:17:59) Democratic National Convention Part…
2016-07-23: The Big RNC Show
Jul 23, 2016 • 220 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:06:55) Introduction Big News Week Election Graphs vs Curmudgeon’s Corner (0:07:58-0:32:56) Everything Else Part 1 Nice Attack Munich Attack Alex Interlude US Drone Strike in Syria Baton Rogue Police Killing North Miami Shooting…
2016-07-14: Can’t handle the fact
Jul 16, 2016 • 120 min
Show Details: (0:02:41-0:28:28) But First Hard Drive Failure Summer Camp Job Flexibility Pokemon Go (0:29:49-1:07:58) Election 2016 Veepstakes Rules Committee RBG kerfuffle Trump sues ex-staffer Autoplay Videos / Multi-article stories Republican…
2016-07-07: Shards of Glass
Jul 9, 2016 • 121 min
Show Details: (0:01:58-0:20:23) But First Agenda Sam and the IRS Ivan Family Ray Lynch (0:21:03-1:02:56) Election 2016: Republicans Star of David Tweet Trump likes Saddam Hussein Trump throwing the election? Trump rape charges Free the delegates?…
2016-06-29: Live with the Strings
Jul 2, 2016 • 121 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:13:20) But First (0:13:59-0:27:26) Yelchin accident (0:28:29-0:58:17) Brexit (0:59:20-1:47:04) Election 2016 (1:48:22-2:01:33) SCOTUS Note: Timestamps are accurate, but many audio players are not very precise on the timestamps…
2016-06-23: Failing to Predict the Past
Jun 24, 2016 • 162 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:11:03) Kids in Summer (0:11:04-0:19:55) Brexit (0:20:34-0:38:03) Gun Control (0:39:06-1:19:52) Trump Implosion (1:21:12-1:34:45) Picking Electors (1:35:34-1:41:17) Amy on WADemCon (1:41:56-1:51:24) Nicholas on WADemCon…
2016-06-16: Ridiculously Eventful
Jun 17, 2016 • 111 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:10:33) But First Ivan’s Bad Weeks Agenda Preview of Next Week New Napster Feedback (0:11:49-0:51:04) Orlando Alex thoughts on Orlando and Stamps What Happened Puerto Rican connection Motivations Warning signs The gun debate…
2016-06-11: Going in a weird direction
Jun 11, 2016 • 96 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:07:16) But First Alone Again Agenda Early Mornings (0:08:06-0:38:24) Election 2016 - Democrats Clinton clinches Sanders dead enders Will Sanders get what he wants? Clinton/Warren? Stein effect? Sanders as an independant?…
2016-06-04: Nine Years
Jun 4, 2016 • 109 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:03:44) But First All Alone Agenda (0:05:00-0:32:18) Election 2016 - Trump Stuff Call for Cohosts Podcast Anniversary Nomination Clinched Normal Wolves (Alex Break) Republican Capitulation This week’s Trump craziness Anti-Trump…
2016-05-26: All Kinds of Blinking Stuff
May 27, 2016 • 121 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:23:40) But First Sam Travel Agenda Computer Upgrades Changing Buildings (0:24:25-0:45:17) Interview Show Followup Missing Views Ivan confused by Michael from Pennsylvania Fiscally Conservative Republicans? (0:46:26-1:02:49)…
2016-05-19: Interviews with Republicans
May 20, 2016 • 152 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:04:13) Introduction (0:04:52-0:38:21) Bruce from Washington (33.5 minutes) (0:39:24-1:18:28) Michael from Pennsylvania (39.1 minutes) (1:19:08-1:42:30) Matt from Illinois (23.4 minutes) (1:43:34-2:24:01) Kelly from Pennsylvania…
2016-05-12: It works better in the ear
May 14, 2016 • 95 min
Show Details: (0:01:24-0:21:00) But First Failed Alex Plan Agenda Feedback TV Habits More Election Graphs Comments (0:22:21-0:52:01) Hodgepodge Thermostats Bernie’s Path Facebook Trending Topics Manipulating the Press (0:52:41-1:04:08) Trump Zigzags Trump…
2016-05-04: The Pentagon is not in Cleveland
May 5, 2016 • 102 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:12:20) But First Ivan’s Flights Alex’s Questions Agenda Delegate Confusion (0:13:00-0:27:15) Election 2016: Democrats Indiana Results Sanders still fighting! Annoying the superdelegates Ways Clinton is Winning Contested…
2016-04-28: The Dream is Over
Apr 30, 2016 • 100 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:05:41) But First Agenda Noisy Ivan The Beep is Back (0:06:25-0:59:59) Election 2016: Republicans PA/MD/CT/RI/DE Results PA Uncommitted Delegates Where Trump is in the Delegate Race now Indiana Polls California Polls Projections…
2016-04-21: Favorite 19
Apr 22, 2016 • 76 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:17:00) But First Agenda 1991 Toronto Trip 2016 Toronto Trip International Roaming (0:17:39-0:51:33) Caucusing Sam’s Weak Clinton Effort Amy’s Caucus Stories Next Steps (0:52:43-1:15:51) Election 2016 Democrats are over. Really.…
2016-04-14: Weird Things Happening
Apr 16, 2016 • 80 min
Show Details: (0:00:41-0:22:29) But First Ivan in his Car Mike the Headless Chicken Election Graphs Comments Stamp Prices Facebook Bots Hey Siri Movie: Mississippi Burning (1988) (0:23:08-1:00:14) Election 2016 Trump shutout in Colorado Delegate wrangling…
2016-04-06: We Like Buttons
Apr 8, 2016 • 93 min
Show Details: (0:00:44-0:03:30) But First Agenda iPhone SE (0:04:09-0:07:36) But Second More iPhone SE (0:08:16-0:24:00) Panama Papers What and Who Why not US people? Putin’s Circle Shocking? Legal Implications (0:25:05-0:43:25) Tesla Model 3 Lines /…
2016-03-31: Anyone who raises their hand!
Apr 2, 2016 • 111 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:11:09) But First Agenda Sick People Airplane WiFi Work without Internet? (0:11:45-0:34:25) Lightning Round Microsoft Tay Pakistan Bombing / Egyptian Hijacking Obama Approval Ratings Apple vs FBI Phones not protected by 5th…
2016-03-24: Walk 5000 Steps
Mar 26, 2016 • 111 min
Show Details: (0:00:00-0:02:52) Alex Prelude (0:03:05-0:14:21) But First Health Fitness Man In Tree (0:15:01-0:56:58) Election 2016 Delegate Math Types of Contested Conventions Upcoming States California Virgin Islands Delegate Selection Processes Trump’s…
2016-03-18: Cheese in the Microphone
Mar 19, 2016 • 106 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:07:54) But first Agenda Saving Time Fire? (0:08:59-0:28:25) But second New Snack? / Broken hand? Why alone? Feedback / Third Parties ALeXMXeLA.com (0:29:04-0:46:01) Mini Lightning Round Cutting the cheese Brazil Scandal Russians…
2016-03-12: One Thousand Likes
Mar 12, 2016 • 98 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:16:37) But First Delayed Show Agenda Alex Doctor Visit Alex Test Results (0:17:25-0:43:53) Feedback! Feedback Format Jenn on which nomination process Sam should do Bruce on which nomination process Sam should do Richard on a show…
2016-03-03: Something Made A Noise
Mar 5, 2016 • 119 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:10:30) But First Agenda Small iPhone Mexico City Reorgs (0:11:50-0:42:03) Lightning Round Carillian prelude Apple wins a round Malaysian Plane Kanye and Pirate Bay Nearby House Fire North Korea Syria Feedback Sam’s Vote?…
2016-02-25: The Poorly Educated
Feb 27, 2016 • 92 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:11:03) But First Water Heater Fire Commutes Agenda Feedback (0:12:07-0:28:20) Apple vs FBI PR Battle Cracking Safes Other ways to get info Test Case Slippery Slopes Lavabit comparison (0:29:06-0:42:09) SCOTUS and Congress Doing…
2016-02-19: Conspiracy Machine
Feb 19, 2016 • 136 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:31:57) But First Sam in a Hotel Agenda New Microphone Internet Quality Sam’s Drive (0:32:37-0:54:55) Apple vs FBI The Order Why Apple Refused Why is FBI pushing this case? What if Apple loses? What if Apple wins? Industry…
2016-02-11: Embrace the Mud!
Feb 12, 2016 • 99 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:16:41) Intro Pi Again Agenda Ivan’s Rough Day Sam’s Upcoming Trip (0:17:26-0:55:16) Election 2016: Republicans New Hampshire Results Upcoming contests Rubio’s debate crash Kasichmentum? Who drops out and when? Gaming out South…
2016-02-04: Finally Past Iowa
Feb 4, 2016 • 132 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:05:11) Intro Pi O’Clock Again Agenda Talking Politics (0:06:00-0:29:42) Republicans in Iowa Loser.com Headlines Delegate Totals Spin Polling Wrong? People Dropping Out Carson/Cruz blow up Speeches (0:30:45-0:43:55) Democrats in…
2016-01-29: Perfectly in Character
Jan 29, 2016 • 73 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:10:22) But First Agenda Annual Reviews (0:11:42-0:54:20) Election 2016 - Republicans Finally Iowa Attacking Trump Last Week Shifts Circular Firing Squad Conservatism vs Trumpism Trump skipping debate Trump shooting people Trump…
2016-01-22: Whiney Wannabe
Jan 23, 2016 • 85 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:03:41) Intro Agenda Listener Request Boring Lives (0:04:21-0:42:31) Election 2016 - Republicans Sarah Palin WiFi Sucks Sarah Palin again Trumpism and Palinism vs Conservatism Establishment coming around to Trump? Dynamics…
2016-01-14: Losing the Billion
Jan 16, 2016 • 96 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:14:19) Intro Agenda Powerball (0:15:07-0:42:25) Election 2016 - Republicans Internet Slowdowns Iowa Polls Trump’s Cruz Birtherism Likely Voter Models Rapid Poll Movements Kasich surge? Debates Candidates Dropping Out Contested…
2016-01-07: 2015 Predictions Review
Jan 9, 2016 • 113 min
Show Details: (0:00:50-0:03:57) Intro Agenda Ivan doesn’t listen (0:04:46-0:39:28) Politics Election 2016 Congressional Velocity Presidential Vetoes Executive Actions Big Issues Impeachment (0:40:27-0:50:43) Economy Politics Results Meta Prediction Dow…
2016-01-01: 2016 Predictions Show
Jan 1, 2016 • 109 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:03:53) Intro Ivan Sick Predictions of the Past Explanation Year Confusion (0:04:31-0:13:42) Economy Corporate Profits Oil Prices Dow Jones US Recession? US Economic Growth European Economy Jobs Housing Market Bitcoin…
2015-12-24: Questions That Make No Sense
Dec 25, 2015 • 74 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:04:52) Intro Got Nothing We Forgot Happy Holidays Agenda (0:05:56-0:53:44) Lightning Round One Ivan’s Wireless Driving Big Brother This weeks Trumpisms Traditional Republicans Despondent Establishment still Paralyzed Clinton vs…
2015-12-18: Full of Spoilers (but not for THAT)
Dec 19, 2015 • 97 min
Show Details: (0:00:49-0:13:27) But First Agenda Home Wifi Networking Standalone Cameras vs Phone Cameras (0:14:05-0:27:42) Fed Interest Rates What is this Fed Rate? What is “near zero” Reason for raising rates Negative interest rates Other countries that…
2015-12-11: A Really Big Room
Dec 12, 2015 • 77 min
Show Details: (0:00:37-0:11:46) But First Agenda Sam’s New Computer Ivan and Planes (0:12:36-0:58:59) Election 2016 Our Detour Trump Commenters Poll volatility Live polls vs robo polls Something weird Election Graphs: Don’t Underestimate Trump Brokered…
2015-12-03: Princess of Whales
Dec 4, 2015 • 106 min
Show Details: (00:00:10-00:19:12) But First Pi! Agenda Ivan’s Carbon Footprint Math Homework Education Reform (00:20:44-00:39:05) Shootings Deja Vu Do motives matter? What would laws do? High Profile Events vs Overall Murder Rates Reaction different if…
2015-11-26: Bailing Out!
Nov 27, 2015 • 94 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:15:23) But First Agenda Sam’s Electricity Ivan and Disney Ivan broken phone Ivan car shopping (0:16:26-0:31:44) International Turkey shoots down Russian plane Escalation? Syria Summit New Threats and Attacks (0:32:23-1:08:59)…
2015-11-20: Only by the light of his phone
Nov 21, 2015 • 66 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:12:56) But First Sam in the dark Insurance Driver Tracking Agenda Generators Food Going Bad Showers (0:13:40-0:36:44) Paris Attacks Seeing Lights Why does Paris resonate? Syrian non-Connection anti-Refugee reaction Reflection on…
2015-11-12: Eat the Chips
Nov 14, 2015 • 101 min
Show Details: (0:00:00-0:21:13) But First Disclaimer: Recorded before Paris Introducing Amber Agenda Sam Foot Update Working from Home (0:21:55- 0:53:41) Driver’s Licenses Teens Getting Licenses Ding Etiquette Stupid Written Tests Retesting Drivers? New…
2015-11-05: How was I to know?
Nov 6, 2015 • 103 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:12:02) But First Agenda On the road Team Building Locking keys in the car (0:13:20-0:45:21) Election 2016 Debate Thoughts Carson Ahead! Bush Failure Trump on SNL Democratic Polls (0:46:23-1:05:37) Election 2015 Local vs National…
2015-10-28: My Wonderful Foot
Oct 29, 2015 • 113 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:25:41) But First Agenda San Fransisco Sam broke his foot (0:26:20-0:48:45) Election 2016 Future Sam on Republican Debate Ivan touches things Democratic Polls Clinton Benghazi Hearing Clinton turnaround Clinton vs the Republicans…
2015-10-22: A Groundswell of Begging
Oct 24, 2015 • 92 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:09:08) But First Sounds Ivan makes Allergy Meds Making fun of Ivan falling asleep Forced Break Future Debates Agenda (0:10:09-0:21:49) The Democrats Biden Out Debate Results Clinton’s Position Sad for Joe (0:22: 53-0:56:17) The…
2015-10-14: The Democratic Snoozefest (Literally)
Oct 16, 2015 • 141 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-1:01:17) Debate Segment I Intro by Sam and Ivan Candidate Self-Intros Biggest weaknesses Gun Control Ivan Falls Asleep Russia and Syria Use of Force Greatest Threats Ivan’s Solution to Allergies (1:01:55-1:48:22) Debate Segment II…
2015-10-09: Check us in 2025
Oct 10, 2015 • 113 min
Show Details: (0:00:15-0:05:33) But First Ivan Travel Agenda (0:06:36-0:28:07) Syria and Russia Who is Russia Targeting? For Domestic Consumption? Good or bad for Russia? Accidental Escalation? US Reaction (0:28:45-0:48:19) Speaker of the House How the…
2015-10-01: Keep flipping the thing around
Oct 2, 2015 • 104 min
Show Details: (0:00:15-0:18:03) But First Cleveland Agenda Ivan on Volkswagen (0:18:41-0:50:33) Election 2016 Post Debate Republican Polls Thinning the Field Clinton Attitude Biden Getting In? Fundraising Clinton Email (0:51:37-1:10:48) Speaker of the…
2015-09-24: Outside the Lines
Sep 25, 2015 • 111 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:10:38) But First No Ivan today, but we have Bruce This Week’s Agenda In House pre-School School Scheduling Craziness (0:11:40-0:26:02) Volkswagen Cheating What they did Possible Fixes Impact on VW What were they thinking?…
2011-03-13: It Is Just Inane
Sep 25, 2015 • 56 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * DST * Japan * Libya * Wisconsin
2015-09-18: MST3King the Second Republican Debate
Sep 19, 2015 • 193 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-1:01:04) Debate Segment I Intro from Sam and Ivan Candidate Self-Introductions Trust Trump with Red Button? Outsiders vs Insiders Russia / Iran / China / Syria Should Kim Davis follow the law? Planned Parenthood and Government…
2015-09-10: Shove my finger right through the screen
Sep 12, 2015 • 118 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:12:26) But First Agenda Diagnosis in Common Kids Swearing (0:13:15-0:58:53) Apple Event Part I The Bullet Points Apple Watch Updates iPad Pro Number of Product Lines AppleTV iPhones (1:00:01-1:11:35) Apple Event Part II Apple…
2015-09-03: Until I Hit That Wall
Sep 5, 2015 • 102 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:13:13) But First Where Sam has Lived Agenda Cracked Phone Raleigh-Durham Airport (0:13:56-0:28:06) Computing Philosophies Apple hates Kevin Drum Customization vs Supportability Market for Both (0:28:45-0:42:56) Refugees Fleeing to…
2015-08-27: Four Rounds is Enough
Aug 27, 2015 • 111 min
Show Details: (0:00:10-0:21:52) Round I Office Chairs Sesame Street HBO Deal / Media Environment (0:23:11-0:58:44) Round II Stock Market / China Apple Car / Car Upstarts Trump Again (0:59:22-1:22:26) Round III Ashley Madison French Terror Attack Sam’s…
2015-08-21: Sickness and Politics
Aug 21, 2015 • 90 min
Show Details: 0:00:10 - 0:24:53: But First Some Walking Positive Buzz Sick Traveler 0:25:55 - 0:54:40: Election 2016 - Democrats Larry Lessig PR Stunt Al Gore trial balloon Clinton drops below 50%! Will Joe Biden run? Clinton email again 0:55:25 -…
2015-08-13: Hit the Green Button!!
Aug 13, 2015 • 87 min
Sam, Ivan and Chad talk about: Intro Hidden Pizza Hampshire Fire Election 2016 - Republicans Debate Coverage Feedback Fiorina Debate Performance Post-Debate Polling Narrowing Field Has Trump Peaked? Establishment Tricks Clinton Master Plan? Election 2016…
2015-08-07: Sam and Ivan MST3K the Republican Debate!
Aug 7, 2015 • 144 min
On today’s show: * Break-ins and Robberies * Republican Debate Segment 1 - Intros / Support Nominee? / Electibility / Immigration * Republican Debate Segment 2 - Immigration / Terror and National Security / Obamacare and role of Federal Government *…
2015-07-31: Until we are Tired
Jul 31, 2015 • 97 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Intro * * Yard Camping * * Kids and Tech * Lightning Round I * * Sanders, O’Malley and Black Lives Matter * * More Trump! * * Thinning the Republican Field * Lightning Round II * * Sandra Bland * * Police Escalations * * Cecil…
2015-07-23: I want to be in the Window!
Jul 24, 2015 • 103 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Skype / Wisdom Teeth / Sam Luck * Trump!!! / Kasich / Fiorina / Rubio in Reach! * Jeep Hack * Apple Earnings * Lightning Round * * Movie: Star Wars Holiday Special * * Planned Parenthood video * * Gawker post and fallout * *…
2015-07-16: Slap us until we shut up!
Jul 17, 2015 • 107 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Twitter Favorites / Sam Computer Issues * Iran Deal Concluded * GHWB / Obama Accomplishments / Pluto! * Greece Again * Lightning Round * * Reddit * * Cosby * * Uber * * Election 2016 * * iTunes Bug * * Cuba tourism
2015-07-10: Indexing 90’s Spam!
Jul 10, 2015 • 108 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Follow Bots / Ivan Races * Puerto Rico / Greece / China * Election 2016 * Tech Dependency * Lightning Round
2015-07-03: Yet Another Interruption
Jul 3, 2015 • 112 min
Sam talks about: * Cohosts / Liking Things * SCOTUS on Obamacare * SCOTUS on Gay Marriage * The Right to be Wrong * Super Mega Lightning Round
2015-06-25: Trying to Draw the Line
Jun 26, 2015 • 104 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * 100 Likes / Hiring * Election 2016 * Greek Financial Crisis * Charleston Followup * Lightning Round
2015-06-19: Fun Adventures with Cars
Jun 19, 2015 • 76 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Network Issues / Cars and Balls * Charleston Shooting * Election 2016 * Lightning Round
2015-06-12: Push It Out The Window!
Jun 12, 2015 • 92 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Introduction * Apple WWDC 2015 * Twitter CEO Departure * Hastert / Election 2016 * Lightning Round
2015-06-04: The Search for Missing Keys
Jun 4, 2015 • 95 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Hiding Things * Patriot Act Drama * Election 2016 * Economy Update * Lightning Round
2015-05-28: Massive Corruption is Always Fun
May 28, 2015 • 87 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sick Kid * FIFA Scandal * Election 2016 * Patriot Act Extension * Lightning Round
2015-05-21: Freaky Man Children
May 21, 2015 • 80 min
Title: “Freaky Man Children” Sam and Jenn talk about: * Universal Time * Boston Verdict * Silicon Valley * Election 2016 * Lightning Round
2015:05-15: Please Don’t Sue Us
May 15, 2015 • 90 min
Sam and Bruce talk about: * Vacations / Riding a Bike / Ads? * Seymour Hersh on Bin Laden Raid * Amtrak Crash * Bush’s Bad Week / Reagan Lives! * Lightning Round
2015-05-07: Enough on the Balls
May 8, 2015 • 77 min
Sam and Ivan’s topics this week: * Election 2016 * Tesla House Battery * Israeli Coalition * Lightning Round
2015-05-01: All Rockets Do
May 1, 2015 • 70 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sam losing a pet * Baltimore * Tech Earnings * Lightning Round
2015-04-24: The Lightning Show
Apr 24, 2015 • 79 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Intro * Lightning Round 1 * Lightning Round 2 * Lightning Round 3
2015-04-16: Oops, We Forgot Something
Apr 17, 2015 • 64 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * [0:00:10-0:07:43] Intro * [0:07:59-0:24:59] Clinton * [0:26:02-0:40:29] Rubio * [0:43:00-1:03:58] Lightning Round
2015-04-09: More Detail than Expected
Apr 10, 2015 • 69 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * [0:00:10-0:04:49] Intro * [0:05:58-0:17:04] Iran Deal * [0:18:09-0:37:26] Rand Paul * [0:38:16-0:50:19] Police Shootings * [0:51:35-1:08:48] Lightning Round
2015-04-02: Don’t Even Bother Applying
Apr 3, 2015 • 89 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * [0:00:10-0:07:40] Slow Computer / Intro * [0:08:44-0:36:01] Indiana Religious Freedom Law (and related) * [0:36:39-0:54:36] New Daily Show Host / Political Correctness * [0:55:36-1:06:36] Professional Networking *…
2015-03-27: Crash, Cruz and Crisis
Mar 28, 2015 • 82 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * [0:00:10-0:05:03] Show Tech * [0:05:52-0:19:45] Germanwings Crash * [0:20:55-0:40:05] Ted Cruz Presidential Launch * [0:40:44-1:04:16] Middle East Going Nuts * [1:04:33-1:21:39] Lightning Round
2015-03-20: Episode 400!!!!
Mar 21, 2015 • 95 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * [00:00:09-00:13:12] 400 Episodes / Swearing * [00:14:10-00:28:02] Israeli Elections * [00:28:46-00:42:37] Federal Budget * [00:43:46-01:00:07] Over the Top TV / Apple Stores * [01:01:10-01:35:07] Lightning Round / Swearing…
2015-03-12: Something that we eat?
Mar 13, 2015 • 102 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * [0:00:10-0:05:12] Intro * [0:05:51-0:23:18] GOP letter to Iran * [0:23:57-0:46:21] Apple “Spring Forward” Event * [0:46:38-1:04:53] Clinton Emails Again * [1:05:56-1:41:53] Lightning Round
2015-03-06: Can’t Dispense Ice
Mar 6, 2015 • 86 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Old / Refrigerator * Clinton Emails * Netanyahu Speech * Nemtsov and Russia * Lightning Round
2015-02-26: All Kinds of Noises
Feb 27, 2015 • 74 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Intro * Bill O’Reilly vs Brian Williams * Questioning Patriotism and Religion * Iran and Israel * Lightning Round
2015-02-20: Someone Sitting Up There
Feb 21, 2015 • 89 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * SNL40 / Theaters / Feedback * Radical Islam / Obama Words * Equation / Gemalto / Lenovo * Apple Car / Car Play / Jonny Ive * Lightning Round
2015-02-12: She dropped it on my head!
Feb 13, 2015 • 84 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Feedback / Fitness Trackers * Early House of Cards / Brian Williams / Jon Stewart / Bob Simon * Lunch with the Commissioner / Hit by a Box / Pneumatic Tubes / Ukraine * Israel and Iran * Lightning Round
2015-02-06: Only a Facade
Feb 6, 2015 • 71 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ukraine * ISIS * Antivaxxers * Lightning Round
2015-01-30: Just one of these things
Jan 30, 2015 • 55 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sleepers / Aches and Pains / Jaws: The Revenge * Greece * Saudi Arabia / Netanyahu Visit * Apple Earnings
2015-01-22: Down 99.8%
Jan 23, 2015 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * No Longer at Ease / Birth of a Nation * State of the Union * Microsoft Announcements * North Korea / Switzerland
2015-01-15: At Least You Have Internet in Texas
Jan 16, 2015 • 73 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sam’s Books / Economy / Bitcoin * Charlie Hebdo Followup / Media Attention * Lone or Small Group Terrorism / Violence Trends / Obama Unleashed * Romney 2016 / Election 2016
2015-01-08: Show Mommy the Bell
Jan 9, 2015 • 68 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Stuff Sam Read and Watched * Charlie Hebdo Attack * Charlie Hebdo Continued / Memory / Kirby Delauter * Media Attention / New Congress / CES
2015-01-02: 2014 Predictions Review
Jan 3, 2015 • 107 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Introduction * Politics * Economy * Tech * International * Hodgepodge * Results
2014-12-26: 2015 Predictions Show
Dec 26, 2014 • 130 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Introduction * Politics Predictions * Economy Predictions * Technology Predictions * International Predictions * Hodgepodge Predictions
2014-12-17: Bye Bye Forever… Until Next Week
Dec 19, 2014 • 120 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan Complains about Flying / Book: The Final Days * Christmas Trees / Russia’s Rouble Mess * Jeb Bush / Election 2016 * Sydney / Peshawar * Sony Hack
2014-12-12: Weasel Word Dictionary Day
Dec 12, 2014 • 71 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sick / Wind Storm / Election 2016 * Torture * Cromnibus / Oil Price Drop Effects
2014-12-05: Too Many Books
Dec 5, 2014 • 48 min
Sam talks about: * Book and Movie Reviews * Orion / TNR / Eric Garner / Protests / GettingRacistsFired
2014-11-28: Just Not True
Nov 28, 2014 • 99 min
Sam talks about: * Thanksgiving / iMac / Movies and Books * Star Wars / Immigration Reaction * Iran Talks * Bill Cosby * Alex Interlude * Ferguson
2014-11-20: Now only 10 years out of date!
Nov 21, 2014 • 88 min
Sam and Iván talk about: * Uber * Immigration / Possible Reactions * Music Streaming / Election 2016 / Senate Votes / New Cover
2014-11-13: The Moons of Saturn
Nov 13, 2014 • 79 min
Sam and Bruce talk about: * Listenership / Rosetta-Philae / Space Exploration * Russia and the “New Cold War” * Net Neutrality / Cord Cutting * Streaming Video / Interstellar / AFI List / Relative Finder
2014-11-06: They would never do that!
Nov 7, 2014 • 91 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sick Again / Bring Your Own Device / Yosemite Spam Filtering * Election 2014 * Next two years / State Races * Election 2016 * Space Failures
2014-10-31: Vote for Sam!
Oct 31, 2014 • 66 min
Sam and Ivan talk about * Halloween / Marysville School Shooting * Chickenshit Comment * Apple Pay / Current C * Election 2014
2014-10-23: Subdued with Prejudice
Oct 24, 2014 • 100 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Offices * Ottawa Attack * Election 2014 * Market Update / Basic Research * Apple Stuff
2014-10-16: Turning the Hamster Wheel
Oct 16, 2014 • 85 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sick / Vacation * Inappropriate Conversations * GamerGate * Ebola * Economy
2014-10-09: Hit the Wall
Oct 9, 2014 • 78 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Being sick * Work Ethic * Ebola * Economic Trends / Secret Service
2014-10-03: Because I have a Superbrain!
Oct 3, 2014 • 73 min
Sam talks about: * Wang/Silver Nerdfight * Pros vs Amateurs (like me) on Election Models * Presidential Security * Ebola Outbreak * Podcast Speeds
2014-09-25: Nuke the Penguins Again
Sep 26, 2014 • 71 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Bad Commute * Bombing Syria * Money in Politics * Climate Change / Apple Woes
2014-09-18: Grow your baby in a vat!
Sep 19, 2014 • 73 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Failing Electronics * Election 2014 * Head Transplants * Apple Watch Update / Forced U2 Download
2014-09-11: Eh, Don’t Worry About That!
Sep 12, 2014 • 106 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Obama’s ISIS Speech * Scottish Independence * Jony Ive / #AppleLiveFail / iPhone 6 * Apple Watch / AppleTV
2014-09-04: It would be perfect if I hadn’t gotten caught!
Sep 5, 2014 • 91 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Kids / Bikes * No Strategy / ISIS / 2nd terms * Romney 2016 / Election 2016 * Nude Picture Leak * Oculus / 3D
2014-08-28: Lets Get this Sucker Started!
Aug 29, 2014 • 89 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * The Middle-East * Children and Guns * 2018 Mindset List * Reclining Seats
2014-08-22: Don’t Unplug Me!
Aug 22, 2014 • 71 min
Sam talks about: * Ferguson * Smoking / Twitter Censorship / ISIS
2014-08-14: Driving down I-95
Aug 16, 2014 • 109 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan’s Racing Vacation * Iraq Deteriorating * Election 2016 * Brazil Plane Crash / James Brady / Anti-Meat Tick * Police Shootings
2014-08-08: Snuffleupasam
Aug 8, 2014 • 71 min
Sam talks about: * Stuff / Torture Report and Secrecy * Iraq Airdrops and Airstrikes * Google Scanning for Child Porn * Clinton and Bin Laden
2014-08-01: Hitting the Wall
Aug 1, 2014 • 63 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Productivity / Sony / Gaming / Warmth * Argentinian Default * Feedback / Sanctions on Russia and Elsewhere * Impeachment Ruckus / Election 2014
2014-07-24: These Look Disgusting
Jul 25, 2014 • 103 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Obamacare Rulings / Mayflies / Smartwatches / Fitness Trackers / Sapphire Glass / Social Privacy / Secret / Kids in Parks / Gaza Analogy / Tech Support / Help for Billionaires * MH17 Shootdown * Israel / Gaza
2014-07-17: Got the House to Myself
Jul 18, 2014 • 76 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Gaza * Boehner Lawsuit / Impeachment / Republicans / Election 2016 * Comcast / Customer Service
2014-07-10: What did you break?
Jul 12, 2014 • 81 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * POP and IMAP Email / Tech Support * In App Purchases / Potato Salad Guy / Cleaning Glass * Alex and Juana Interlude * Ivan, Brandy and Brownies Interlude * Funding CC / Latest on NSA / Profiling / Spying on Germany * TSA on…
2014-07-03: The World is Spinning
Jul 4, 2014 • 91 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Noises / Glasses * Ivan’s Beep / Glasses / Rats * Iraq Discussion * Facebook Mood Experiment * Hobby Lobby * More Hobby Lobby
2014-06-27: Multi-Night Over-Night
Jun 27, 2014 • 67 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * First Outing / Computer Migrations / Pictures * SCOTUS on Smartphones * SCOTUS on Aereo * Yo / Washboard * SCOTUS on Recess Appointments
2014-06-19: Too Old for This
Jun 19, 2014 • 89 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan’s House * All Nighters / Iraq / ISIS * Benghazi Capture / Cantor Loss / Hillary * Ivan iPad Upgrade * Apple Stuff / Appliances / Redskins
2014-06-12: Full Circle
Jun 13, 2014 • 85 min
Sam and Jon talk about: * Escaped Child / Free Range Kids * Eric Cantor / Republicans * Apple Stuff
2014-06-03: Special Paper
Jun 5, 2014 • 67 min
Sam and Bruce talk about: * The Beep / Self-Driving Car Followup * Lifelogging Hardware * Bergdahl / Seattle Minimum Wage
2014-05-30: That’s Just How It Goes
May 30, 2014 • 68 min
Sam talks about: * Housekeeping * Feedback / Isla Vista Shootings * #YesAllWomen * Snowden Boredom * Google Car * SpaceX Dragon V2
2014-05-22: Embarrassing Math Error
May 23, 2014 • 75 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Disney / Vacations / Reunions * Election 2016, Election 2014 * Surface 3 / Phablets * Bitcoin Pizza Day / Troops to Chad / DirectTV and AT&T
2014-05-15: Bouncing Around
May 16, 2014 • 55 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * The Present / Garage Stuff * Election Site Update / Random Stuff * Right to be Forgotten * Apple Beats / Google Glass
2014-05-09: Like a 2400 Baud Modem
May 9, 2014 • 82 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan in Nebraska / Wrong Gift * Nigerian Kidnapping * Net Neutrality * Election 2014 * Monica Lewinsky
2014-05-02: This is the time to stand up!
May 2, 2014 • 78 min
Sam talks about: * Kerry and Israel * Ukraine * Benghazi * Death Penalty
2014-04-25: An Interesting Locale
Apr 25, 2014 • 88 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Small Towns * Bundy Ranch * 2016 Stuff * Apple * Google+ * Putin
2014-04-17: Just a Stranger on the Bus
Apr 18, 2014 • 98 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Mozilla CEO / Rice and Dropbox * Taking the Bus and Train * San Francisco Class War * Ukraine Again / Google / Solar Power
2014-04-10: A Town that Sucks
Apr 11, 2014 • 68 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Letterman / TV Habits * Cuban Twitter * Heartbleed
2014-04-03: Killed the Website
Apr 4, 2014 • 70 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Tesla in New Jersey * The Plane / Chile Earthquake * Obamacare * Campaign Finance
2014-03-26: Everybody Is Out
Mar 28, 2014 • 88 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Expensive Egg / Ukraine * Reading Hotmail / NSA Changes * MH370 Again * 530 Landslide
2014-03-19: It was just… no.
Mar 20, 2014 • 83 min
Sam and Ivan talk about * Random Stuff / Billion Dollar Bracket * Missing Malaysia Flight MH370 * Missing Malaysia Flight MH370 Continued * Ukraine
2014-03-14: Not Recording from a Boat
Mar 15, 2014 • 72 min
Sam talks about: * Time Change / Malaysia Airlines MH370 Lost * Senate vs CIA * Ukraine * Cord Cutting / Background Noise
2014-03-05: They Have to Talk to Each Other
Mar 7, 2014 • 73 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Appliances * Apple CarPlay * Ukraine
2014-02-26: Off the Back of the Boat
Feb 27, 2014 • 95 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Zoos and Aquariums / Anti-anti-discrimination laws * Bitcoin Woes * Miles O’Brien’s Arm / WhatsApp * Venezuela
2014-02-21: It is too hot!
Feb 21, 2014 • 85 min
Sam talks about: * Volumes / Screens / Delivery * Mergers / Acquisitions / Regulation * WhatsApp / International Context * Late Night TV / 2016 Stuff
2014-02-14: Apple Juice in the Champagne Glasses
Feb 14, 2014 • 75 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan Forgot / Beeps and Ladders / Debt Limit * Anti-Clinton Tactics * Flappy Bird * AOL’s Distressed Babies
2014-02-05: Fundamental Differences Apply
Feb 6, 2014 • 68 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Google and Motorola * New Microsoft CEO * Debt Limit Again * Lottocracy
2014-01-29: Stupid and Uninformed
Jan 31, 2014 • 71 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * State of the Union * Ukraine * Awards / Apple Earnings / Social Tech Norms / 30 Years of Mac * NSA App Leakage / Rand Paul Week / 2016
2014-01-22: Except When You Do
Jan 24, 2014 • 96 min
Sam, Ivan and Alex talk about: * Facebook Ads / Weather / Locks / Low End Android / Unreliable Software * Things we aren’t talking about / Media Realignment * anti-Snowden Campaign * Obama NSA Reforms / Trains
2014-01-15: Doing it in the Dark
Jan 17, 2014 • 81 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Intro and Microphone * Christie and his Bridge * Iran Sanctions * Net Neutrality * Google and Nest * More Google and Nest * 4K TV / Listener Predictions
2014-01-08: 2014 Predictions Show
Jan 10, 2014 • 105 min
Sam and Ivan talk about * Intro * 2014 Politics * 2014 Politics Continued * 2014 Economy * 2014 Tech * 2014 International * 2014 Hodgepodge / Wrapup
2013-12-31: 2013 Retrospective Show
Jan 2, 2014 • 70 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * 2013 Politics * 2013 Econ * 2013 Tech * 2013 International * 2013 Hodgepodge * 2013 Results
2013-12-27: Popping into my Head
Dec 27, 2013 • 83 min
Sam and Alex talk about: * Holidays * Political Tenets * Thoughts on 2013 / Trains and Portal
2013-12-17: Something to Contribute
Dec 20, 2013 • 77 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Feedback / iPad Smash / Bitcoin Update * Budget Deal * Some NSA Stuff * Beyonce Ramifications
2013-12-10: French Fries and Chicken
Dec 13, 2013 • 75 min
Sam, Ivan and Alex talk about: * Behind the Scenes * In App Purchases / Quick Updates * Automation Revisited / Social Engineering * Nelson Mandela
2013-12-03: Just Sprayed All Over the Place
Dec 6, 2013 • 75 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan’s Day / Sam’s Night * Bitcoins Again * Christmas Shopping * Delivery Drones / Automated Everything
2013-11-26: Seven Minutes of Nothing
Nov 29, 2013 • 57 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Doctor Who Anniversary / New Schools * Filibuster Nuked * Iran Developments / Healthcare Surcharges * Typhoon Haiyan
2013-11-19: The Continuing Debacle
Nov 22, 2013 • 67 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Hodgepodge * Obamacare * JP Morgan Twitterfail * Bitcoin
2013-11-12: Chomping at the Bit
Nov 14, 2013 • 91 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Local Elections / Alex PreK * Iran Negotiations * Arafat Poisoning * 2016 preview
2013-11-05: The Kids are Alright
Nov 8, 2013 • 69 min
Sam, Ivan and Alex talk about: * Daylight Saving Time * Devices on Planes / Climate Change * Alex Train Interlude * Climate Change Continued * Kids and Tech
2013-10-30: The usual stuff, you know
Nov 1, 2013 • 99 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Feedback Stuff * Spying Stuff * Obamacare Stuff * Apple Stuff
2013-10-22: Foofarah
Oct 25, 2013 • 60 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Shutdown Over and Debt Limit Resolution * Shutdown Aftermath / Political Science Stuff * Obamacare Launch Fail
2013-10-15: You Got Played
Oct 16, 2013 • 93 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Work-Life Balance / iPhone 5s / iPhone 5c / Phablets * Innovative Dicks and Assholes * Shutdown / Debt Limit
2013-10-07: Stronger Duct Tape
Oct 9, 2013 • 82 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Banking Woes * NSA Feedback * Govt Shutdown and Debt Limit Standoffs * Twitter IPO / Samsung Watch * DC Car Shooting Incident
2013-09-30: Fingerprints of the Shutdown
Oct 1, 2013 • 75 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Timeliness / NSA Stuff * Govt Shutdown / Obamacare * Fingerprint Security * Talking to Iran / Syria
2013-09-24: The Shuterdown
Sep 27, 2013 • 89 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Twitter and Facebook / Hodgepodge * Cameraphone Redux / iPhone Redux / iOS 7 * Microsoft and Nokia / Blackberry * Iran Overtures / Government Shutdown
2013-09-18: Ivan Cooks!
Sep 20, 2013 • 98 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Long Podcasts / Megapixels / Calorie Counts * NSA This Week / Syria This Week * Naval Yard Shooting / Latin American Cyber Defense / Government Shutdown / Twitter IPO / Amriki / iPhones
2013-09-11: Your Kid’s Foot
Sep 13, 2013 • 90 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Kid Things / Backups / Computer Issues * NSA This Week * Apple’s new iPhones * Developments on Syria
2013-09-03: Tolerate the Volume
Sep 6, 2013 • 69 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Bumbershoot / Hard Drives / NSA Spying on Governments * NSA Snowden Files Spreading / Cyberwarfare * Going to Congress on Syria
2013-08-27: But Talk Quietly!
Aug 29, 2013 • 76 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * AT&T Reliability * Ballmer / Microsoft * NSA * Syria
2013-08-22: Live from New York!
Aug 23, 2013 • 93 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Car Stories * Egypt * Manning * NSA
2013-08-16: Kids, They Want to have Fun
Aug 16, 2013 • 92 min
Sam and Amy talk about: * NSA Correction / Little Kids and Tech * Bigger Kids and Tech * Evolution of Language * Anti-Gay Russian Olympic Rules / Rave Culture
2013-08-06: The Samulstan Times
Aug 9, 2013 • 74 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Our Kids / This Week’s NSA Stuff * Bezos buys the Post / 2016 Republicans * Terror Alert / Moto X
2013-07-31: No, Not Really, No
Aug 2, 2013 • 62 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Bradley Manning * NSA Debate * UK Censorship
2013-07-23: Anything Anyone Wants It To Be
Jul 26, 2013 • 63 min
Sam and Bruce talk about: * 3 Degrees of NSA * Filibuster Non-Reform * Genealogy is Fun
2013-07-16: The Dumber You Are, The More I Want to Eat You
Jul 19, 2013 • 66 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Robin Thicke Video * Final 2012 Wrapup / 2016 Preview / Watermelons / Eating Animals * Martin / Zimmerman * Snowden Update
2013-07-09: No, No, No, It’s Not Working!
Jul 12, 2013 • 66 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Adoption / Groundings * Coffee / Snowden * Egypt / SFO Crash / Lac Megantic
2013-07-02: Smarter and Wiser
Jul 5, 2013 • 80 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Snowden / EU Spying * SCOTUS Decisions * Egypt
2013-06-24: Won’t Take Six Years
Jun 28, 2013 • 73 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * NSA Feedback * Snowden Chase * Brazil/Turkey Protests
2013-06-18: Out of Control in Some Way
Jun 21, 2013 • 85 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Photo Management * Distracted Driving (Again) * NSA Scandal (Again) * Google Buys Waze / Syria
2013-06-11: Party Like It’s 2007
Jun 14, 2013 • 109 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * NSA Scandal * Snowden / More NSA Scandal * WWDC 2013 * Retro Show
2013-06-03: That Kind of Smell
Jun 7, 2013 • 71 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Travel Planning * Phone Safety * Bachmann Retirement * Photo Journalists / Channel Drift
2013-05-29: Stick a knife in it!
May 31, 2013 • 63 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Video Formats / Obama Speech * More Obama Speech / Terror Definition * Mayor Ford of Toronto / Syria * IDC Tablet Report
2013-05-21: Smokes and Ladders
May 24, 2013 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ladders / Google / Tumblr * Apple Taxes * Jury Duty / Proportionality / Planes
2013-05-15: Scandalicious
May 17, 2013 • 77 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Exponential Notation / Nest Thermostats * AP Scandal * IRS Scandal * Bengazi Scandal
2013-05-08: Just Throw It In
May 10, 2013 • 67 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Hodgepodge * Feedback! * Naked CMU Pope Chick * Kids and Guns
2013-04-29: Middle Priced
May 3, 2013 • 63 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Reading Habits / Boston Update * Jury Duty / Sequester * Bangladesh / Ricin / WHCD / Bush Library
2013-04-23: Boston, Boston, Boston
Apr 26, 2013 • 62 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Boston (International / Response) * Boston (Reddit / Police Scanner / Media) * Boston (Miranda / Enemy Combatant / Motives)
2013-04-15: Before Boston So Who Cares?
Apr 19, 2013 • 66 min
Sam and Ivan talk about * Taxes / Bitcoin * More Bitcoin * North Korea * PC Sales * More PC Stuff
2013-04-12: The Big However
Apr 12, 2013 • 67 min
Sam talks about: * Facebook Home * Gun Control * North Korea
2013-04-01: Six Chickens
Apr 5, 2013 • 80 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * April Fools / Viral Stuff * Chickens / North Korea * Gay Marriage at SCOTUS * Holiday Greetings / Google Cool
2013-03-25: You Can’t Save the Bug
Mar 29, 2013 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Cyprus * Sequestration Effects * Samsung Galaxy S4 / Google Glass * Android Future / Obama Trip / Pope Francis
2013-03-22: Bye Bye Reader
Mar 22, 2013 • 27 min
Sam talks about: * Google Reader
2013-03-11: Too Much Negative Baggage
Mar 15, 2013 • 65 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Daylight Saving Time / Venezuela * Drone Policy * Rand Paul 2016 * Nuclear Proliferation / Stock Markets
2013-03-04: Mostly Private Traffic
Mar 8, 2013 • 65 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sequester Again * Apple Stuff Again / Stock Market * Groupon CEO / Windfalls * Iraq Anniversary / Iran / North Korea
2013-02-28: People are Going to Leave
Mar 1, 2013 • 48 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Work from Home / Yahoo * Pipl / Sequester
2013-02-18: I Would Choose to Know
Feb 22, 2013 • 68 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Tesla Followup * Resigning Pope * Hacking AppleTV * Russian Meteorite
2013-02-11: Just Dragging
Feb 15, 2013 • 62 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sick / Facebook / Snapchat * NYT Tesla Story / Electric Cars * Apple Rumors / Google Glass
2013-02-07: Hodgepodge
Feb 8, 2013 • 60 min
Sam talks about: * Uncaffeinated Year * Google Reader Roulette / Defense Sequester * Post Office Saturday Deliveries * Obama Drone Procedures
2013-01-30: Repel the Satan
Feb 1, 2013 • 65 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Training / Feedback / North Africa * Immigration Reform * Second Tier Mobile OSes * Names / Neighborhood Bedtimes
2013-01-22: Dude, I’m Going to Jail
Jan 25, 2013 • 65 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Update Cycles / Algeria & Mali * Debt Ceiling Cave * Obama’s 2nd Inauguration * Aaron Swartz
2013-01-15: We Sure Prattle On
Jan 18, 2013 • 68 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Feedback / Email Signatures / Mandatory Training * Debt Limit Options * SuperHD Televisions * Death Star Petition
2012-01-08: 2013 Predictions Show
Jan 11, 2013 • 99 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * 2013 Politics * 2013 Economy * 2013 Tech * 2013 Other
2012-12-31: 2012 Retrospective Show
Jan 4, 2013 • 66 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * 2012 Politics * 2012 Economy / 2012 Tech * 2012 International * 2012 Final Tally
2012-12-24: Navigating off the Cliff
Dec 27, 2012 • 52 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Busy Times / Fiscal Cliff * iPhone Navigation Apps / Touch to Share
2012-12-18: Guns and Cliffs
Dec 21, 2012 • 73 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sandy Hook * More Sandy Hook * Fiscal Cliff / Map Preview
2012-12-11: Don’t Follow the GPS
Dec 15, 2012 • 64 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Israel and Gaza * Stupidity in Polls / Predictions * iPhone 5 / Siri / Maps / GPS
2012-12-02: Items in this Mirror are Bigger than they Appear
Dec 6, 2012 • 77 min
Sam, Bruce and Ivan talk about: * Local Republicans * Windows 8 * Facebook
2012-11-26: Five Minutes of Peace
Nov 30, 2012 • 70 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Obama’s Drone Policy * Egypt, Etc. * The American Dream * Holiday Shopping
2012-11-21: Even More Stupid People
Nov 23, 2012 • 73 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Final Election Stuff / Israel & the Gaza Strip * Hewlett Packard * Fiscal Cliff * Swearing / Twinkies / Android December
2012-11-12: We’re talking about 1996!
Nov 16, 2012 • 82 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Surprised by the Election? / Demographics / Divided Country * How the Republicans Evolve (or don’t) * Democrats in 2016 / Bob Dole * More 2016 Dems / Feedback / Puerto Rico / Petraeus / Referendums
2012-11-04: The End is Nigh!
Nov 5, 2012 • 80 min
Sam and Ivan and Michael talk about: * The Case for Romney * Electoral College Update / Believing Polls * Why polls could be wrong * More on Polling / Popular Vote Split * Daylight Saving Time / Sandy Fallout * iPad Mini vs iPad 4
2012-10-28: Gladiatorial Combat
Oct 29, 2012 • 88 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Mortgage Refinancing / Election Update / EV-PV Split? * More on Polls / Hurricane Sandy * Sandy Election Effects / Ballots / Worst Case Scenarios * Surface / BYODevice / Windows 8 / iPad Mini
2012-10-21: Rooting vs Voting
Oct 22, 2012 • 62 min
Sam, Ivan and Bruce talk about: * Polling Update / Second Debate * Who is Gary Johnson? * Third Party Strategy / Electoral College / Weighing Issues
2012-10-14: Romney/Ryan Robotic Thing?
Oct 19, 2012 • 56 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Debate Watching / Poll Update * Veep Debate * Smartphones and Tablets * Boxes / Books / Random Spot
2012-10-07: It’s a Big Barrel
Oct 12, 2012 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * First Presidential Debate * Debate Aftermath * Smartphones
2012-09-30: If Suddenly I Start Screaming
Oct 2, 2012 • 55 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Stones! / Cars! * Call for Romney Supporters / EC Update / Debate Preview / Coattails? * Apple Maps * Reading on Paper * Driverless Cars
2012-09-23: A Bizarre Person who is not Mainstream
Sep 27, 2012 • 76 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Dumb Phones / iPhone 5 * iOS 6 / Apple Maps / YouTube App / Podcast App * Child Wrangling / Election Update / 47% Etc / Romney Taxes
2012-09-16: Absolutely Ga Ga
Sep 20, 2012 • 80 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Small Talk * Gaffes * More Gaffes / Middle East Blow Up / Management Styles * Electoral College Update / QE3 / iPhone 5
2012-09-09: Fairly Obvious
Sep 12, 2012 • 65 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Democratic Convention * Electoral College Update / Convention Bounces? / Policy Questions * iPhone 5 Speculation / Automated Content Removal
2012-09-05: Into the Bad Zone
Sep 6, 2012 • 65 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Crazy Times / Polling Update * Republican Convention * Are You Better Off? * Apple vs Samsung
2012-08-27: They have your Eyeball
Aug 31, 2012 • 67 min
Sam talks about: * Electoral College Update * Twitter Rule Changes * Paulites at the RNC * Condi / Ryan Speeches
2012-08-24: The Circle of Life
Aug 24, 2012 • 68 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan Baby News * “Legitimate Rape” * Election 2012
2012-08-12: Come and Go Quickly
Aug 16, 2012 • 63 min
Sam talks about: * A Little Ramble about Nothing * Paul Ryan for Veep / Electoral College Update * #NBCFail Olympics / More Ryan / Romney Taxes * Mat Honan Epic Hack * Goodbyes
2012-08-06: You Can Control the World by Blinking
Aug 9, 2012 • 73 min
Sam talks about: * Parenthood * Curiosity Landing * Election 2012 * More Election 2012 / Mountain Lion
2012-07-29: Give Me a Goat!
Aug 2, 2012 • 83 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ready for Baby / New Computer * Electoral College Update * RomneyShambles * High School Algebra / Too Big To Fail / Feedback
2012-07-22: Instinct to React
Jul 27, 2012 • 54 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Aurora Shooting * 2012 Election Update * Syria
2012-07-15: The Summer of Boredom
Jul 18, 2012 • 58 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Congressional Deadlock * 2012 Election Analysis Update * Romney, Bain and Taxes * LIBOR Scandal
2012-07-08: A Show About Nothing
Jul 13, 2012 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Slow Summer / Baby Prep / Latch Key Kids / Higgs Boson / Lost Knowledge * Mac Switchers / Old Computers / New Computer Setup * iPad Mini Rumors
2012-07-01: Stretched Way Too Much
Jul 6, 2012 • 53 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Leap Second / Baby Stuff / SCOTUS on Obamacare * SCOTUS Directions / SCOTUS on Immigration / Stolen Valor / Health Care Politics * Concentrations of Power
2012-06-25: Inauspicious Start
Jun 29, 2012 • 49 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Impending Fatherhood / Dual Monitors / Clothes * Microsoft Surface * Syria & Turkey * Egypt
2012-06-17: Five Years? Wow!
Jun 20, 2012 • 53 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Retina Macbook Pro / Happy Anniversary * iOS 6 / GPS Navigation / Fender Benders * Obama Immigration Actions
2012-06-10: Alternates Sinusoidally
Jun 15, 2012 • 71 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Confused Computer / Gaffes / Economy / Spain / Federal Employment * Government Growth / Wisconsin * National Security Leaks / Presidential Scandals * Lost Passwords / Private Information / Credit Card Security / Tax Fraud
2012-06-03: Together Again
Jun 8, 2012 • 68 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Travel Travails / Econ Update * Election 2012 / More Euro Stuff * State Transfers / Stuxnet * Obama’s Kill Lists / More Election Stuff / Celeb Deaths
2012-05-31: Three with Me
Jun 1, 2012 • 53 min
Sam talks about: * Graduation/Travel * Syria Intervention * Romney 1144 / Pivot / Close? * Large Sugary Drinks
2012-05-23: Multiple Ditchings
May 23, 2012 • 33 min
Sam talks about: * Scheduling / Hot Water / Wendy’s * Precinct Commitee Officer * Cory Booker Comments * Obama in Kentucky / Quick Hits
2012-05-14: Driving and Walking
May 18, 2012 • 92 min
Sam talks about: * Obama on Gay Marriage * Candidate Ancient History * Ron Paul Out? / PCO / Americans Elect / Third Parties * Regulations / Too Big to Fail
2012-05-06: An Umbrella over your Head
May 11, 2012 • 75 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Computer Problems * Yahoo Resume Padding / Instagram / Facebook * Obama-Biden on Gay Marriage / Ron Paul / Gary Johnson * Military Tribunals / Torture Accountability / Routine Surveillence
2012-04-29: 51.6 Miles at 1776 Feet
May 2, 2012 • 63 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Slow Days * Google / Information Silos / Privacy * Post Cash World * Election 2012 / Third Parties / Veeps
2012-04-22: This Show Sucks. We’re Sorry.
Apr 27, 2012 • 33 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Computer Problems / Election 2012 * Walmart Mexican Scandal / No Big News
2012-04-15: Some Major Disaster
Apr 17, 2012 • 60 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Condo Flooding / Taxes * iPhone Data * Election 2012 * Secret Service Hookers
2012-04-10: Talking to Myself
Apr 11, 2012 • 53 min
Sam talks about: * Car GPSes * Goodbye Santorum * General Election 2012 * Interpreting Election Coverage
2012-04-01: Enter the Doldrums
Apr 3, 2012 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Election 2012 * Snohomish County Republican Convention * Car Scratch / RIM Results * Megamillions / April Fools
2012-03-25: Please Don’t Die in a Fire
Mar 26, 2012 • 66 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Election 2012 * Delegate Prep * Trayvon Martin * Flash Crashes / Cheney
2012-03-18: Oops a Daisey
Mar 19, 2012 • 70 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Election 2012 * New iPad Launch * Iran / Syria * TAL Retraction
2012-03-11: Stupid Dog!
Mar 11, 2012 • 42 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Daylight Savings Time / Election 2012 * New iPad / Apple Competition / HD Downloads
2012-03-04: Did You Get Him a Drum Set?
Mar 6, 2012 • 54 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * WA Caucuses * Super Tuesday Predictions * Human Computer Interactions / Data Speeds and Usage
2012-02-26: A Lot of People Were Confused
Feb 28, 2012 • 68 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Michigan and Arizona / Stupid things Candidates Say * Decline of the PC / Windows 8 * Google and Privacy
2012-02-19: Descent into Chaos
Feb 21, 2012 • 67 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Texas / Illegal Immigration * Mountain Lion / Useful Apps * Obama Frustration / Tea Party Frustration / Arizona and Michigan * Santorum on Contraception, Sex and Religion / Gaming the Race
2012-02-12: All Whitney… or Not
Feb 17, 2012 • 55 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Republicans * Econ Update * iPad 3 Rumors * Data Throttles
2012-02-06: From the Road Again
Feb 8, 2012 • 52 min
Sam talks about: * Republicans after Nevada * Commuting / Syria * Targeting Killings * Online Privacy
2012-01-29: Putting the Time into It
Jan 31, 2012 • 63 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Republicans * Twitter Censorship * MegaUpload * Electronics Manufacturing
2012-01-22: Spinning Wheels!
Jan 27, 2012 • 66 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Spam Fighting * Newt and Romney South Carolina * Newt and Romney Florida / General Election 2012
2012-01-15: My Bed of Diamonds
Jan 19, 2012 • 68 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Weather and Climate / Costa Concordia * Election 2012 * Iranian Scientists and Nukes * Robotic Vacuums / Truth Vigilante
2012-01-08: 2011-2012 Prediction Show, Part 2
Jan 10, 2012 • 63 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Iowa / New Hampshire / South Carolina * 2012 Economic Predictions * 2012 Tech Predictions and Other Predictions
2012-01-01: 2011-2012 Prediction Show, Part 1
Jan 2, 2012 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Review of 2011 Predictions * 2011 Scorecard * 2012 Election Predictions
2011-12-25: Ho Ho Ho
Dec 30, 2011 • 55 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Christmas / Trees * Top Stories of 2011 * Gifts / Family Car * Tax Debacle / Republicans
2011-12-18: Sympathetic Nausea
Dec 23, 2011 • 60 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Republicans * Cell Phone Car Ban * Browser Wars * Iraq
2011-12-16: A Man Alone
Dec 16, 2011 • 32 min
Sam talks about: * Cars * Republicans * Holiday Shopping * Twitter
2011-12-04: Papa Bou
Dec 9, 2011 • 57 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan’s News / Republicans * Europe / Economy / Airlines * Carrier IQ / SpyFiles
2011-11-27: You Don’t Have To Hold It
Nov 28, 2011 • 64 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Old Laptop / European Implosion * Newtorama / Republican Attitudes * David Frum on Republicans * iPhone 4s Stuff
2011-11-20: A Perfect Demographic
Nov 25, 2011 • 60 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Breaking Dawn / News Alerts / Supercommittee * Gingrich / Republicans * iTunes Match * SOPA
2011-11-13: Because it is More Fun
Nov 18, 2011 • 72 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan’s Night / Cars * Republicans * Europe / iOS * Penn State
2011-11-06: Cry Cry Cry
Nov 7, 2011 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Eurosizes / iPhone 4S / Mophie Cases * Republican Circus * MF Global / Bank Transfer Day * Occupy Update / Greece Update / Google Plusification / Jobs Bio
2011-10-30: Curmudgeon Overseas
Oct 30, 2011 • 57 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sam’s Travel Fun * Euronomics * Occupy Update * Netflix and HP
2011-10-24: Just Giddy
Oct 24, 2011 • 59 min
Sam and Jon talk about: * Election Economics * Cord Cutting * iPhone Shopping * Libya and Iraq
2011-10-16: Everything Wise
Oct 21, 2011 • 69 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Occupy Movement * 9-9-9 * Presidential Race * Military Advisors * iOS 5 * iPhone 4s * Android Rant
2011-10-09: There is a Beep
Oct 15, 2011 • 60 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Income Distributions * Warfare Trends * Steve Jobs * Innovation * Alternative Medicine * iPhone 4s
2011-10-08: Here’s to the Crazy Ones
Oct 8, 2011 • 56 min
Sam talk about: * Steve Jobs * Sarah Palin * Moving * Occupy X * Assassinations
2011-09-25: Milk Them Until They Die
Oct 1, 2011 • 48 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sam Stuff * Netflix/Qwikster * Republican Race * Troy Davis
2011-09-18: People Aren’t That Bad
Sep 25, 2011 • 44 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan’s Travails * Palestinians * Jobs Plan * Windows 8
2011-09-11: My Hair Hurts Too
Sep 16, 2011 • 62 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * 9/11 * Yahoo and AOL * Job Speech and Economy * European Protests
2011-09-10: Who Let the Dog Out?
Sep 10, 2011 • 19 min
Sam talks about: * Wikileaks * Pizza * Dog
2011-08-28: Echoes of Ivan
Sep 2, 2011 • 64 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Libya * Steve Jobs * Earthquake * Hurricane
2011-08-21: The Nutjob Vote
Aug 26, 2011 • 63 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * HP Gives Up * Google Moto * Republican Race
2011-08-14: When You Touch It, It Makes Noise
Aug 19, 2011 • 50 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * London Riots * Republican Race * Stock Markets * Apple Size * Self-Driving Cars
2011-08-07: Lego in Space
Aug 12, 2011 • 50 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Travel Agents * Debt Ceiling Deal * Credit Downgrade * Eurocrisis * Econ Outlook * Juno
2011-07-31: Making an Effort
Aug 5, 2011 • 59 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Old Skype * Debt Limit * Education Costs * Trebek Attack * Rachel’s Wish
2011-07-17: Printing a Refrigerator
Jul 23, 2011 • 74 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sarah Palin Movie * GOP Race * Recent Deaths * SuperCoin * Debt Limit * Google+ * Netflix
2011-07-10: True Conditions
Jul 15, 2011 • 60 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Debt Ceiling * News of the World * Casey Anthony * Hugo Chavez
2011-07-03: The Unexpected Expected
Jul 8, 2011 • 67 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Unexpected Guests * Last Shuttle * TouchPad * Debt Limit * Libya
2011-06-26: The Mallcop Thing
Jul 1, 2011 • 75 min
Sam, Ivan and Reb talk about: * A Kid Online * LulzSec * Debt Talks * Energy Efficiency
2011-06-19: In the Realm
Jun 24, 2011 • 67 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Presidential Power * IBM / RIM * New York Post * Real Estate Market / Inflation
2011-06-12: The Locus of Control
Jun 17, 2011 • 74 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Wiener * iCloud * Cloud Risks * Backups * Jailbreaks * OS X Lion
2011-06-05: I Thought It Was Monday
Jun 10, 2011 • 56 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Flash on Tablets * Non-iPad Tablets * Windows 8 * Closed Systems * Groupon * Bubbles * Cancer Phones
2011-06-02: For the Birds
Jun 3, 2011 • 27 min
Sam talks about: * Getting the Call * Three Hours Off * Poem Adjustment * Sarah Palin * Syria
2011-05-22: First Post-Rapture Show
May 27, 2011 • 66 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Rapture * Tattoos * Republican Race * Political Affairs * IMF Guy * Israel and Palestine
2011-05-15: It Is Still Annoying
May 20, 2011 • 70 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sleep * Repub Presidential Candidates * Flooding and Tornado and Death * Tablets * Data Breaches * Passwords * War Powers
2011-05-08: Everything on OBL
May 13, 2011 • 59 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * OBL Recap * OBL Kill vs Capture * OBL Intelligence * OBL and Pakistan * OBL and Wikileaks * OBL Photos * OBL Credit
2011-05-01: Nothing on OBL
May 6, 2011 • 56 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Skype 5 * iPhone Location Stuff * Libya * Econ Update * Birthers
2011-04-24: Semi-Corrected Time Warp
Apr 29, 2011 • 27 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Easter * Portal 2 * NYT Subs
2011-04-17: No Bleeding Eyes
Apr 22, 2011 • 57 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Taxes * Federal Budget * Libya
2011-04-10: Disease Swap Meets
Apr 15, 2011 • 55 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Shutdown Avoidance * Federal Budget * Old Planes * Flash
2011-04-03: The Last Resort
Apr 9, 2011 • 74 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Feedback * Libya * Presidential Candidates * New Media Models
2011-03-27: Episode 200
Apr 1, 2011 • 54 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * 200 Shows * WRCT Memories * Tablets * Self Publishing * Libya * Swearing
2011-03-20: Life Changes, Get Used to It
Mar 25, 2011 • 72 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Unhappiest Person * Travel and Milestones * Libya * War Powers * Powell Doctrine * R2P * Japan * NYT Paywall
2011-03-06: Cockamamie Scheme
Mar 11, 2011 • 51 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Happy Guy * Feedback * iPad 2 * Mount Me * Libya * Sex Demo
2011-02-27: Two Seventh
Mar 4, 2011 • 58 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Genius Bar * Boat Shows and Malls * Libya * Wisconsin and Labor * Federal Budget * iPads and other tablets
2011-02-21: That Level of Things
Feb 25, 2011 • 64 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Fitness * Watson * Wisconsin * Federal Budget * Countries in Turmoil
2011-02-13: Jam Packed!
Feb 18, 2011 • 57 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Egypt * CPAC * Tablets * Nokia/MS * News Models
2011-02-11: Cheers and Hooting
Feb 11, 2011 • 40 min
Sam talks about: * Egypt * Bing and Google * The Daily * Gawker * Toyota * Huffington Post * HP TouchPad
2011-01-30: Rolling Around In Your Piles of Money
Feb 4, 2011 • 58 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan Turns 40 * Feedback and Sickness * Egypt Situation * Internet Shut Down * Losing More Stuff * Security vs Liberty * MacWorld * Backups * Obsolete Files
2011-01-23: Boom Boom Boom
Jan 28, 2011 • 59 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Steve Jobs * Apple Results * Feedback about eReaders * Contacts Cleaner * Olbermann * DirecTV / Tivo
2011-01-16: Not Having a Good Day
Jan 21, 2011 • 31 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Verizon iPhone * Arizona Aftermath * Lost Time * Listener Feedback
2011-01-09: Particularly Ranty Show
Jan 14, 2011 • 80 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Behind the scenes Preview * Reading Polls * Arizona Shooting * Mac App Store * Verizon iPhone * Garmin iPhone App * Sam Finishes Going HD * New Congress
2011-01-02: The Arrival of 2011
Jan 7, 2011 • 53 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * New Year Again * Sam Gets Married * Review of 2010 Predictions * 2011 Politics Predictions * 2011 Tech Predictions * 2011 Economy Predictions
2010-12-26: Coming Down off Christmas Highs
Dec 31, 2010 • 46 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Winter Weather * Lame Ducks * Obama Polls * Net Neutrality
2010-12-19: Beaten Down by the Forces of Regularity
Dec 24, 2010 • 49 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Tax Plan * DADT * Obama Long Game * Power Outage * Tron Legacy * Christmas Trees
2010-12-14: A Different Kind of Change
Dec 17, 2010 • 50 min
Sam talks about: * The Real Obama * More Wikileaks Reactions * Assange Rape Case * How Information Spreads * Bernie Sanders * Operation Payback
2010-12-05: I Want a Rat
Dec 10, 2010 • 69 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan’s Condo Board * Christmas Shopping * Street View Payout * Wikileaks * DADT * McCain * Republican Strategy * Econ Update
2010-11-28: You Got Me All Fugazied
Dec 3, 2010 • 74 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * New Used Car * Old New Car * Korea Situation * MS Store Update * Non iPad Tablets * Tech Turkeys * Exponential Growth Forever
2010-11-21: I Hit the Computer with my Fist
Nov 26, 2010 • 62 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Hawaiian Vacations * Upgrades and Backups * Silly TSA * Windows 1.0 * Windows Stores * Windows Phone
2010-11-14: Spending, Scanning and Groping
Nov 18, 2010 • 35 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Deficit Stuff * Airport Security
2010-11-07: The Crack of Dawn
Nov 12, 2010 • 55 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Mornings * Election Results * Sanity/Fear Rally * Econ Update * Sam’s iPhone 4
2010-11-05: Lo and Behold
Nov 5, 2010 • 32 min
Sam talks about: * Divided Government * Republican Agenda * Rand Paul * Thwarted Attacks
2010-10-25: A Few Gallons of Coffee
Oct 29, 2010 • 55 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Wikileaks Iraq * Apple Stuff * Currency Stuff * Juan Williams
2010-10-18: Enormous Suitcases
Oct 22, 2010 • 52 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan’s Vacation * Bank Screwups * Unworthy Topics * Chip Maker iPad Reaction * More on Ivan’s iPad * Apple Verizon Rumors
2010-10-15: Being Sloppy
Oct 15, 2010 • 38 min
Sam talks about: * Public Radio * Smörgåsbord * Self-Driving Cars * DADT Process * My first eBook
2010-10-04: The Corner of our Eyes
Oct 8, 2010 • 58 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Headphones * Terror Threats * Foreclosures * Tea Party Funding * Bullying Gay Kids
2010-09-27: A Gang of Angry Worms
Oct 1, 2010 • 52 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Stuxnet * Bou iPad * Christine O’Donnell * Japan/China
2010-09-21: There Might Have Been a Cult
Sep 24, 2010 • 19 min
Sam talks about: * Burning Things (Again) * Hypersensitivities * Adults on Peanuts * Reality and Truth
2010-09-13: Burn Everything!
Sep 17, 2010 • 50 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Internet Balkanization * Service Lockin * Censorship * Software Licences * Oil Spill Update * Koran Burning
2010-09-06: Stick that Thing in your Pocket
Sep 10, 2010 • 54 min
Sam and Ivan (and Alex) talk about: * Facebook Interactions * Dumb Phones * Smartphone Distractions * Mormon Bubbling * WTC Construction * Ratings Agencies * Note Taking Apps
2010-08-30: Tacking to the Right
Sep 3, 2010 • 51 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Honor Rally * Primary Results * Presidential Approval * Divided Government * Economic Update * Ken Mehlman * Hypocrisy
2010-08-23: Our Teaser Strategy
Aug 27, 2010 • 65 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * iOS 4 on iPhone 3G * iTV Rumors * WikiRape * Information Mobility * Iraq Drawdown * Obama a Muslim again * Critical Thinking
2010-08-16: Most Affronting Thing
Aug 20, 2010 • 50 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ground Zero Mosque * Diverging Political Realities * Net Neutrality * Feature Toilets * Newt Gingrich * Primaries
2010-08-09: Nice Golden Parachute
Aug 13, 2010 • 45 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * HP Sex Scandal * Weaponized Porn * Gay Marriage
2010-08-02: No Idea What Is Happening
Aug 6, 2010 • 56 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * News Meta * iPhone Multitasking * Genius Quality * Unmarriages * Deflation * Wikileaks
2010-07-26: Ivan Plays Guitar
Jul 30, 2010 • 59 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sam Going HD * Party Mailings * Shirley Sherrod * Injured Ivan * No Time * Vacations
2010-07-19: Actually the 19th
Jul 23, 2010 • 48 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * iPhone 4 Reception * Apple Supply Shortages * Alternative Energy * Capped Oil * iOS 4 on iPhone 3G * An Excellent Breakfast * Wikileaks
2010-07-12: 100 Cases of Water
Jul 16, 2010 • 49 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * iPhone Update * Lindsey Lohan * Child Stars * Social Networks * Seattle Heat * Mortgage Defaults * Picky Unemployed * Life without Internet
2010-07-06: Of the Reek
Jul 9, 2010 • 66 min
Sam and Amy talk about: * July 4th * Colored Hair * Facebook Privacy * Reading Parens * Secret Codes * Amy on TV Shows * Overexaggeration
2010-06-28: Ya Bo Bo
Jul 2, 2010 • 56 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * iPhone 4 * iTunes Remote * McChrystal * Afghanistan * BOINC
2010-06-21: Irreversible Retinal Damage
Jun 25, 2010 • 39 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Blue Lasers * iPhone 4 Orders * Vuvuzelas * Watson
2010-06-14: A Couple of Windbags
Jun 18, 2010 • 53 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Boycotting BP * Japan Troubles * World Cup * iPhone 4 * Safari 5 * TV Future
2010-06-07: Something about Bananas
Jun 11, 2010 • 57 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Three Years * AT&T Data Plans * Gaza Flotilla * Economy Update * The Gores
2010-05-31: Shot Down a Boat
Jun 4, 2010 • 49 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Going to Ikea * The Oil Spill * Apple/Microsoft/Google * Phone Habits * North Korea * Facebook Hijinks
2010-05-24: The One that had the Cheese Slice
May 26, 2010 • 60 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Android Developments * Google TV * Idaho Idiot * Kentucky Idiot * Oil Spill * Lost
2010-05-17: State of Confusion
May 21, 2010 • 49 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * US Space Program * Rekers’ Rent Boy * Facebook Privacy * Oil Spilled and Otherwise * Cars
2010-05-10: Something Seriously Wrong Happened
May 14, 2010 • 63 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * The Flash Crash * Greek Crisis * Florida Senate Race
2010-05-03: I Love Applesauce
May 6, 2010 • 66 min
Sam and Amy talk about: * That Arizona Law * Happy Meals * Teen Television * Stupid Adults
2010-04-26: Pajama Party
Apr 30, 2010 • 57 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Online Privacy * Arizona Immigration * Financial Regulation * Gizmodo iPhone Stuff * Big Apple
2010-04-19: Successful without Playing
Apr 23, 2010 • 42 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Catholic Scandal * Eyjafjallajökull * Goldman Sachs * Financial Regulation
2010-04-12: Padding the Train
Apr 14, 2010 • 62 min
Sam, Ivan and Greg talk about: * iPad after a week * Long Distance AmTrak * Publishing Online * iPhone OS 4.0 * Microsoft Culture * Software Upgrades
2010-04-05: Won’t Mention the Zombie
Apr 7, 2010 • 47 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * More Feedback * Catholic Scandals Again * Earthquake Preparations * Initial iPad Reactions * Digital Rentals
2010-03-29: Pope Ivan the Second
Mar 29, 2010 • 37 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Poetry Feedback * Healthcare Fallout * Catholic Abuse Scandal
2010-03-22: On a White Unicorn
Mar 22, 2010 • 49 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Healthcare Reform * No Process Hawks * Stupak Stuff * Party Shifts * iPad Preorders * US-Israel Kerfluffle * Healthcare Reform Again
2010-03-15: One Stuck Pixel
Mar 15, 2010 • 53 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sam’s Computer Migration * Ivan’s New Old Computer * Google vs Apple * Google China * Al-Qaeda 7 * Taxes Again
2010-03-08: Slow Week
Mar 12, 2010 • 31 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * The Oscars * Obama as Terrorist Fighter * Chile Update * Tax Question * 3G Data Usage
2010-03-01: Shake and Bake
Mar 5, 2010 • 45 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Climate Change * Health Care Summit * Chile Eathquake * Impending Computer
2010-02-22: Cars and Books and Apps, Oh My!
Feb 26, 2010 • 35 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan’s Ebay Experiences * Parental Facebooking * Apple App Store Restrictions
2010-02-15: At Some Point I Fell Asleep
Feb 19, 2010 • 28 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Angry Wife * Keyboard Fun * Cheney/Biden * Cloud Lock-in * Google Buzz * Facebook Login
2010-02-07: Handing out the Sheep
Feb 12, 2010 • 59 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Economy Revisited * Demon Sheep * Sarah Palin * Political Mailings * DADT
2010-02-01: Speeches and Lies
Feb 5, 2010 • 52 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * The iPad * The SOTU * Question Time * Toyotas
2010-01-26: Nothing at all about Tablets
Jan 27, 2010 • 46 min
Sam talks about: * Corporate Political Speech * Stoopid Democrats
2010-01-18: Out in Time!
Jan 19, 2010 • 50 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * No Space * Haiti Earthquake * Google China * Massachusetts Senate * Conan/Leno
2010-01-11: Bring Us the Soap
Jan 15, 2010 • 53 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Polite Language * Terror Reactions * 3D HDTV at CES * Tablets Everywhere
2010-01-06: Allergic to Clean Starts
Jan 6, 2010 • 43 min
Sam talks about: * Properly Proportinate Reactions * New Computer Migrations * Never Enough Time
2009-12-28: Bye Bye Naughties
Dec 31, 2009 • 45 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Underpants Bomber * Security Overreactions * Missed Warnings * Apple Tablet Rumors
2009-12-22: A Curmudgeon’s Holiday
Dec 23, 2009 • 24 min
Sam talks about: * Holiday Prep * Healthcare * Obama * Climate
2009-12-14: Do Phones Cause Global Warming?
Dec 18, 2009 • 40 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * The Google Phone * Apple vs Google * Copenhagen
2009-12-07: Divided Positively
Dec 10, 2009 • 42 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Polarization * Optimism * Holiday Shopping * Afghanistan
2009-11-30: Jumping Ship
Dec 3, 2009 • 59 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * ChChChChanges * The End of AOL * SciStar and Dubai * Crashing the Party * Search Shenanigans
2009-11-26: Trying to Remember
Nov 26, 2009 • 65 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Stupid Scanner Tricks * Healthcare Debate * KSM in NYC * Wikipedia * Climate Change Leaks
2009-11-15: Sam Can’t Count
Nov 19, 2009 • 65 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Lou Dobbs * The Congressional Record * Sick Again * Sesame Street * Snowglobes * Obsolete Stuff
2009-11-08: No Laser Etched Fruit
Nov 12, 2009 • 59 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Windows 7 * Recent Shootings * Sniper Death * Economic Update * New Android
2009-11-02: Location and Time
Nov 5, 2009 • 46 min
Sam talks about: * GPS Developments * Falling Back * Random Stuffs
2009-10-26: Lost to the Generations
Oct 29, 2009 • 62 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan’s Week * Bluetooth * Missing the Airport * Healthcare * San Juan Explosion * Online History
2009-10-19: Napping on a Shark
Oct 22, 2009 • 59 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Food and Nutrition * Ivan’s Wireless Woes * Balloon Boy * Afghanistan
2009-10-11: I’ll Have the SuperBurger Please
Oct 14, 2009 • 51 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Peace Prize * Product Placement * Stalin Poll * Calorie Labels * Blogger Disclosure
2009-10-05: A Time Warp One Week in the Past
Oct 9, 2009 • 46 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Iran News * Saturn Dies * Olympics to Rio * Reading the News * Roman Polanski Case * Brooke Shields Photos
2009-09-28: Five by Ten
Sep 30, 2009 • 56 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Iranian Developments * Foreign Policy Schmorgesborg * California Elections * Senatorial Selection * iPhone Issues
2009-09-24: Alex Audio / Back in the Saddle
Sep 23, 2009 • 60 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Alex Being Born * Regulation of Markets * Government vs Corporations * Financial Suicides * Obama Support Levels * G20 Protestors * Merrill and Ikea
2009-09-14: Actually Closer to Four
Sep 14, 2009 • 2 min
Sam whispers about: * Not a Real Show * There’s an Alex on my Lap * Thanks Everyone
2009-09-07: Laboring Alone
Sep 7, 2009 • 44 min
Sam talks about: * Obama surprises Liberals * Obama surprises Sam * Sam surprises Sam * Parental Sam
2009-08-31: An Hour of Gurgly Noises
Sep 4, 2009 • 64 min
Sam and Ivan gurgle about: * Senator Kennedy * Reverend Stephen Anderson * Snow Leopard * Show Suggestions * Lockerbie Followup * Sex Offenders
2009-08-24: Yum, Yum, Gimme Some
Aug 28, 2009 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * More Birthers * Afghanistan * Pirate Bay Update * Apple App Store * AT&T’s Network * Display Technology * Lockerbie Release * Healthy Foods
2009-08-17: A Week on the Beach
Aug 20, 2009 • 64 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Turning Off * Andrew Carnegie * Work Efficiency * The Pirate Bay * Hudson Crash * Healthcare Again
2009-08-10: Continental Challenge
Aug 13, 2009 • 62 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Holder’s Investigation * Townhalls * Healthcare * Birthers * Newspapers
2009-08-03: No News, No Politics
Aug 7, 2009 • 67 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * The Future * TV Changes * Easy Upgrades * Digital 45s * Apple and Google and AT&T * iTablet * High and Low Ends * Lasers
2009-07-27: Really Long Effin Poem
Jul 31, 2009 • 76 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Goodbye Sarah Palin * Jupiter Gets Smashed * Alternate Money * Honduras Again * New Diabetes Treatment * US International Rep * Henry Louis Gates
2009-07-20: Always Reboot
Jul 21, 2009 • 70 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Healthcare and Retirement * Off Site Backup * Frustrating Software * Sotomayor and Congress * End of the Recession? * Space Exploration * Cronkite
2009-07-13: Capitol-ism
Jul 17, 2009 • 63 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * DC * Hosting * History Lessons * Governor Palin * Holder Prosecuting? * Presidential Power
2009-07-06: Feverish
Jul 9, 2009 • 64 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Microphones and WebTV * Personal Finance * Palin Quits * Economy Update * Honduras, Russia and Iran * Jackson Again * Tech of Significance
2009-06-29: Freaking Huge
Jun 30, 2009 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Iran * Honduras * Dead Celebrities * Johnny Carson * Governor Sanford * Red Line Crash * Big Bills
2009-06-21: News of Thunder
Jun 22, 2009 • 65 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Storms and Power * Nortel * Steve Jobs * Healthcare * Media Coverage * Events in Iran
2009-06-15: Breaking News
Jun 15, 2009 • 53 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sick Ivan * #CNNFail * Iranian Election Aftermath * Twitter * New iPhone and Stuff * Uighurs * Sports
2009-06-07: Invisible Pens
Jun 11, 2009 • 76 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Pens and Bugs * WWDC * Bing and Alpha * Air France Crash * Obama Trip
2009-06-01: Life on TV
Jun 3, 2009 • 64 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Stealing Ivan’s Stuff * Big Graduation * Bye Bye GM * TV Moments * New Media in Crisis * Sotomayor
2009-05-25: Reuniting with Nukes
May 28, 2009 • 67 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * High School Reunions * North Korea * Auto/Econ Update * More Phone Talk * Wilderness Republicans Again
2009-05-18: Pictures and Microwaves
May 21, 2009 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Microwaves * Broadband * Republican Future * Terror Prisoners * General McChrystal * Graphic Pictures * Looking Forward or Looking Back?
2009-05-11: Cheney’s Phoning Pig Brains
May 15, 2009 • 63 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Diseases * Smartphones * Brain Drugs * Cheney
2009-05-03: Dribbles of News
May 7, 2009 • 42 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Missing Mail * Swine Flu * Stressed Ivan * Arlen Specter
2009-04-27: Episode 100
Apr 30, 2009 • 68 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Glowing Animals * Vat Meat * Swine Flu * Torture Again * Automakers * Bank Stress Tests
2009-04-20: Diplomatic Windows
Apr 21, 2009 • 68 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Windows Again * Real Estate * Obama Diplomacy * Torture
2009-04-13: Ivan Sings
Apr 16, 2009 • 57 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Data Woes * Curmudgeonly Corrections * Pirates * Photo Copyright * Hidden Agenda * Executive Decisions * Dead Cat Bounce * Bernie’s Pants
2009-04-06: Burning the Globe
Apr 9, 2009 • 73 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Burning Out * Music and Such * North Korea and Cuba * G20 * Anti-Globalization * IBM and Sun * Sling and AT&T
2009-03-29: The Big Lip Thing
Apr 2, 2009 • 69 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan and his Dog, clicking on things * Hotelicopter * Space Tourism * CyberSpys * Conflicker * G20 Protesters * Republican Budget Plan * Health Care and Education * A Few Quickies * Real Time Comparison Shopping
2009-03-23: Click Click Click
Mar 26, 2009 • 65 min
Sam and Ivan Talk about: * Facebook Connect * Email Forwards * iLife 09 * Sam’s Slowness * Bailouts, Breakups and Failures * Disclosure and Regulation * Hiding Risk * AIG Bonuses * Cuban Bous
2009-03-16: My Eyes Passed Out
Mar 20, 2009 • 59 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Plates and Such * Ivan is Busy * Companies in Panic * AIG Fun * Feedback * Software and Shuffles
2009-03-08: Giant Blue Radioactive Man
Mar 10, 2009 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * A Personal Note * Watchmen * Savings Time * Dow Zero * Divorce and Marriage * Why the Dow?
2009-03-02: Element 42
Mar 3, 2009 • 71 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Southern Snow * DC Representation * Our Citations * Iraq Withdrawal * Obama Budget * Econ Still Sucks * Obama Speech Reax * Republican Chaos * Wherefore Molybdenum
2009-02-23: It Is Big, It Is Lunch
Feb 24, 2009 • 80 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Oscars and Cable Boxes * Nutrition and Diet * The Happy Birthday Song * Obama Loves Bush Policies * Clinton in China * Newspapers * Stimulus * Market Predictions * More Pyramids * Housing and Nationalization
2009-02-16: The Vengaboat is Coming
Feb 18, 2009 • 60 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * The Boat Show * Wall Street Compensation * Financial Fraud * Stimulus * Bipartisanship * Smorgasbord
2009-02-09: Going Like Dirt
Feb 11, 2009 • 68 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Travel Stories * Frugality * Recession Fun * News Coverage * A Town Called Roy * Stimulus * Copyright Crackdown
2009-02-03: Sam’s Syrupy Show
Feb 4, 2009 • 27 min
Sam talks about: * Ivan MIA * Obama Cabinet Ethics * Rendition * Stimulus * HFCS
2009-01-26: In with the New
Jan 29, 2009 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Inauguration * First Few Days * Reversals * Republican Strategy * Stimuli and Tarps * Auto Sales * Broadband
2009-01-19: Out with the Old
Jan 19, 2009 • 63 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Game? What Game? * Windows vs Mac (Again) * Steve Jobs and Apple * Ditching in the Hudson * Goodbye to W * Hello to Obama
2009-01-12: Pausing Time Makes You Late
Jan 16, 2009 • 65 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Bag Lady Papers * Palm Pre * MacWorld and CES * Burris and Blago * Al Franken * Joe Biden * Closing Newspapers
2009-01-04: Welcome to the Future
Jan 6, 2009 • 64 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Gaza and Proportionality * Receiving Charity Gracefully * Our Stimulus Plan * The Break Up of the USA * Economy Update * That Burris Guy
2008-12-28: There Goes The Year
Dec 29, 2008 • 63 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Post Election Malaise * Year in Review * Gaza and Israel * Auto Bailout * Retail Fail * Last Year’s Predictions * Madoff Reactions * 2009 Predictions
2008-12-22: The Chore of Playing
Dec 22, 2008 • 14 min
Sam talks about: * Snow * WFH * Holidays
2008-12-14: Swindle and Fraud
Dec 17, 2008 • 60 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Bush Shoes * Witness Ivan * Spots Wanted * Madoff and Company * The Two ‘Flations * Blago * The Corruption Line * CNN Sucks (Again) * Summer Whitehouses * Biden’s Role
2008-12-08: As They Riot, They Sing
Dec 10, 2008 • 45 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Detroit Bailouts * Financial Bailouts * Official Recession * Obama’s Blackberry * Stimulus * Minnesota
2008-11-30: At Odds for Many Many Years
Nov 30, 2008 • 58 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * The Common Cold * Mumbai * Black Friday * Ivan Tries to get Arrested (Again) * Automakers * Bailouts and Stimuli * Obama a Surprise? * W’s Legacy * Bad Presidents
2008-11-24: Sam and the Pirates
Nov 24, 2008 • 32 min
Sam talks about: * Pirates * Hillary * Other Appointees * Moderate Obama? * More Bailouts
2008-11-17: Ivan is Offended by Partying
Nov 18, 2008 • 64 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Volatile Markets * Measuring Real Value * Equity Dilution * Moving in Lock Step * Enterprise Macs * Tallahassee Academics * Politics Lite
2008-11-10: In Detox for Election Withdrawal
Nov 12, 2008 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Election Results * Election Burnout * Annoying Triumphalism * Obama Staffing * W Ready to Go Home * The 2012 Race Begins * Democratic Structural Advantages * Econ Update - Bye to the Big Three?
2008-11-03: Waiting for the Fat Lady
Nov 3, 2008 • 69 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan’s Econ Update * Energy Independence * McCain on SNL * Foiled Assassination Plots * Obama’s Extended Family * Creepy Cindy * Third Parties * Campaign Coverage * Pennsylvania Gambit * Negotiating with Enemies * Election…
2008-10-26: He Hit His Face But Broke His Ankle
Oct 27, 2008 • 62 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Random Injuries * Ivan’s Econ Update * Keeping Treasure * Facebook Revisited * Congressional Races * Divided Government * Presidential Update * Early Voting
2008-10-19: Can He Go Lower?
Oct 20, 2008 • 75 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Corporate Computers * Econ Update * Kelly the McCain Supporter * Racists for Obama * Ivan Calls for Change * State of the Race
2008-10-12: Bottles of Economic Ruin
Oct 13, 2008 • 71 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Glass Bottled Coke * Market Plunge * Republican Socialism * Obama and Fannie * The Kitchen Sink * Vicious Crowds * Election Roundup * 2009 Preview
2008-10-05: Doing It Twice
Oct 6, 2008 • 100 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Economic Implosion * Stocks and Internet Rumors * Ivan’s Horrible Day * Veep Debate (Take One) * Veep Debate (Take Two) * Election Update
2008-09-28: Bonzo, not Mister Ed
Sep 29, 2008 • 81 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Unlocked iPhones * Facebook Updates * Congressional Spin * Financial Bailout Plan * Suspending McCain * Prez Debate #1 * Veep Debate Preview
2008-09-21: If We Need a Great Depression…
Sep 23, 2008 • 61 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Financial Meltdown * Pakistan Bombing * iPhone Rumors * Election Roundup
2008-09-15: It Doesn’t Matter If It Is True
Sep 15, 2008 • 80 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Record Downloads * United Accidentally Plummets * Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and More * Financial Website Security * Tina Fey as Sarah Palin * Ike in Texas and Stupid People * North Korea and Kim Jong-il * Presidential…
2008-09-07: Program Her Brain
Sep 8, 2008 • 71 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Fannie and Freddie * Here Comes Ike * Misleading Rumors * Governor Palin * Bounces * Convention Roundup * Rove Strategy * Small Expenses * Jobs and Recession
2008-08-31: Wearing It Backwards
Aug 31, 2008 • 68 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Hurricane Gustav * DemCon * RepCon * Kaboom * Protesters * Palin * Texas Ballot * Sam’s iPhone
2008-08-25: This is the Silly Stuff
Aug 25, 2008 • 25 min
Sam talks about: * Absent Ivan * Vacation Sam * Obama-Biden * Silly Attacks * Policy vs. Process * Convention Ahoy
2008-08-18: Smart for a Change
Aug 18, 2008 • 52 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sam’s Portuguese * All Georgia All the Time * A Little on Russia * McCain and Obama on Georgia * The Pseudodebate * Accidents and Electronics * Final Call on the Dem Veep * Separation of Public and Private * Washington State Top…
2008-08-11: Showing Up to Bang Georgia
Aug 12, 2008 • 54 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Russia and Georgia * Edwards in the News * Olympic Coverage * Tourism Briefly * More on DRM * Lack of Consequences * McCain Shows Up * Scam Update
2008-08-03: Even Still Anyway
Aug 4, 2008 • 45 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Tourism * DRM Keys * Congress After Dark * Offshore Oil * Desperate McCain * Veep Veep
2008-07-27: Nothing is Off the Record
Jul 28, 2008 • 81 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Some Random Yammering * Immigrating Ivan * Security Theater * Drunken Wall Street * Online Comments * Oil, Banks and Cars * Obama’s European Vacation * McCain’s Pitiful Week * Polls Polls Polls * An Unlikely Scenario * McCain…
2008-07-21: Automatic Remote Wipe
Jul 22, 2008 • 53 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: Maliki likes Obama? McCain and Bush imitate Obama? Obama’s Big Trip McCain’s Geraldo Moment iPhones and Mobile Me Corporate Email Potential Veeps Precarious AC
2008-07-13: Fear of the Nut
Jul 15, 2008 • 51 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: Nation of Whiners Bank Failures Mental Recession McCain’s Bad Week Aware of the Internet Reporting on Nuts Obama’s Lead Ivan’s Money Laundering Iraq Security Deal Sam’s Temperature Control
2008-07-06: Manipulated by the Birth/Death Effect
Jul 7, 2008 • 27 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: Greg’s Comment Ivan’s Econ Update Moving to the Center
2008-06-29: Shoot the Economy
Jun 29, 2008 • 55 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: Supremes on Guantanamo Afghanistan and Iraq Supremes on Guns Evolving Constitution FISA Issues The Economy Garfield Minus Garfield
2008-06-16: Mr Wolf Mr Wolf Mr Wolf
Jun 19, 2008 • 65 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: Last Week’s Show Forwarded Political Email Sick Steve Jobs New iPhones End of the Primaries Redux General Election Polling McCain’s Bad Speech Town Halls and Debates Tim Russert Old Politics and New
2008-06-08: From One Phase to Another
Jun 8, 2008 • 48 min
Sam and Cynthia talk about: * Approaching Graduation * Keeping in Touch * Getting ready for College * Leaving Home * Clinton’s Drop Out * Government and Bureaucracy * Libertarian for Obama? * New iPhone? * Not Much Else
2008-06-01: One Year Later
Jun 2, 2008 • 72 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Our Anniversary * More Car Shopping * Scott McClellan and his Book * News Media Quality (Again) * Resume Writing * The Rules Committee * Puerto Rican Primary * The Popular Vote
2008-05-25: Continuous Surge of Different Bubbles
May 27, 2008 • 76 min
San and Ivan talk about: * Oil, Oil, Oil * Transportation Policy * Choosing a Car * Sam’s Driving Adventures * Office 2008 Update * Phoenix Lander * Hillary and RFK * Hillary’s Math * Puerto Rican Primary * Treatment of Vets * The Rules Committee * Unity…
2008-05-19: How’s the Weather?
May 20, 2008 • 68 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Florida Fires * Stupid Seattle People and Water * Online Videos * Appeasement * Chinese Earthquake * Nuclear Power * Going Cashless * Dems: When Will it End? * States in Play for the General
2008-05-12: Cyclones, Racists and More!
May 12, 2008 • 67 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Burmese Cyclone * Guantanamo Ruling * iPhones, Laptops and Desktops * Food and Drink with Racists * Close General Election * Democratic Primary Roundup * McCain’s Lifespan
2008-05-04: And We Keep Going… And Going… And…
May 6, 2008 • 63 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Last Week’s Show * The Death of Yahoosoft * Raul’s Cuba * A Little Clinton Bashing * Gas Tax Plans * Our Buddy Reverend Wright * Guam and the Rest of the Race * Predictions
2008-04-28: Ivan Under the Sea
Apr 29, 2008 • 65 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan’s Portuguese * CNN International * Global Food Crisis * Ivan’s Crappy Connection * Ivan Reviews Unbox * Pentagon Domestic PsyOps * Those Wacky Democrats * What Day is it Again?
2008-04-20: Popes, Potters and Pennsylvania
Apr 21, 2008 • 53 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Pope Visit * Disputed Elections * Harry Potter Intellectual Property * Matt Colbert * Pennsylvania Primary * Pennsylvania Debate * Food Riots * The Rest of the Race
2008-04-14: Every Single Phrase Will Be Parsed
Apr 14, 2008 • 47 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Obama’s Bitterness * Republics and Democracies * Defense of Elitism * The Fallout * Fence Sitting Superdelegates * King County Democratic Convention * Protests Annoy Sam * Happy Tax Day
2008-04-07: The Eyebrow Caucus
Apr 8, 2008 • 94 min
Sam, Amy and Ivan talk about: * The Eyebrow Incident * New iPhones Coming? * Smartphone Comparison * Obama Exposed * Obama’s Demographic Issues * Assassination Fears * Legislative District Caucus * Enviroweenies * Caucus till you Drop
2008-03-31: House of Style
Mar 31, 2008 • 67 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Welcome Lufthansa (Abbreviated) * Tax Preparation (Take Two) * HUD Secretary * Hillary in Bosnia * Changes in News Media * Gorementum * Where is McCain? * General Election Talk
2008-03-23: Everything Still Sucks
Mar 24, 2008 • 75 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Our Old Show * More on Vista Sucking * Sam’s Local Democratic Meeting * Voting by Mail * Sam’s Denver Chances * Economy Update * Obama and Wright * State Department Fun * Election Update
2008-03-16: Margaritas, Bullets and Bombs
Mar 16, 2008 • 64 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Spitzer’s Happy Week * Office 2008, Vista and Apple * Tanking Economy Continued * iPhone Supply and SDK * Election Update
2008-03-09: We are so Screwed
Mar 10, 2008 • 77 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Daylight Saving Time * Recession * Housing Crisis * Puerto Rican Terrorists * What is a Terrorist? * Garageband Attacks Again * Primary Election Stuff
2008-03-02: A Word from the Dog
Mar 2, 2008 • 19 min
Sam talks about: * That Sleep Thing * Universal Time * Fun with School * Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont * What matters is Delegates * How Hillary could Win * Will Hillary Push On? * New Laptop * Roscoe Speaks
2008-02-24: When the Cat is Away
Feb 24, 2008 • 37 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Goodbye Fidel * Ralph Nader * Democratic Race * Electoral Vote Predictions * Home Alone * Rope Burn * Rubber Factory * Online Election News Sources
2008-06-23: Always More to Do
Feb 23, 2008 • 41 min
Sam talks about: Congressional Power and FISA Backups are Fun Weekend Yardwork The Joy of Time Management
2008-02-17: Guns and iPhones
Feb 17, 2008 • 40 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Bush in Africa * Prez Campaign from Overseas * iPhones Again * Corporate vs Personal Phones * DevKits and NDAs * School Shooting of the Week * Gun Control * Superdelegate Math * Puerto Rico may matter? * Predictions
2008-02-10: Absent a Lightning Strike
Feb 10, 2008 • 65 min
Sam talks about: * Request for Feedback * Tell your friends! * Pimpin’ Chelsea * Huckabee’s Math * Republican Breakup * SuperDelegate SuperScenerios * Michigan and Florida * Washington State Republican Shenanigans * Sam’s Caucus Experience * Sam is a…
2008-02-03: Green Airplanes Fly to Super Tuesday
Feb 3, 2008 • 73 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Ivan’s Death Flight * Carnival Nipples * Missing iPhones * Global Warming in School * Doubt, Policy and Truth in School * Ivan and Sam go light Green * Republicans and McCain * Dem Super Duper Tight Tuesday
2008-01-27: Everyone Not on Your Side is Evil
Jan 27, 2008 • 60 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * MacBook Air Reviews * Know Your Audience * MacBook Pro Wishlist * Obama’s Big SC Win * Campaign Negativity * The Party of Ideas * Richard Darman * Inheriting Situations * Finding the Middle * Torture and McCain * McCain being…
2008-01-20: What is a Buggy Whip?
Jan 20, 2008 • 72 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * MacWorld * Media Industry and Technology * Writer’s Strike * Sam’s Computer * Dems in Nevada * Toward Super Tuesday * McCain McCain McCain * The Economy Tanks * Final Dem SC Predictions * A Little on Florida
2008-01-13: Breaking the Hour Barrier
Jan 13, 2008 • 64 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Pizza Delivery Woes * Pizza Hut Stores * The Decline of Wendy’s * Surprise in New Hampshire * Michigan Democrats * Michigan Republicans * Nevada Caucuses * South Carolina Republicans * Where are the Issues? * The Wall with…
2008-01-06: Our Longest Show Yet
Jan 6, 2008 • 46 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Obama’s Generational Support * Racism and Obama’s Chances * Beyond the Baby Boomers * Desire for the Center * Republican Wedge Issues * Iowa Republican Results * Rise of McCain * Obama’s New Hampshire Surge * Hillary’s Debate…
2007-12-31: The Importance of Third
Dec 30, 2007 • 25 min
Sam talks about: * Sam’s Computer Woes * MacWorld Prospects * Iowa Democrats * Iowa Republicans * Third Place Matters * Hoping for Chaos * That Odd Interholiday Time * Graphic Violence Redux * Multiple Sources
2007-12-23: Stupid Positions for No Reason Whatsoever
Dec 23, 2007 • 23 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Washington State Primaries and Caucuses * Huckabee’s Appeal * Hope vs. Bitterness * Goodbye Tancredo * Republicans on Immigration * Huckabee not that Nice? * Unpredictable Iowa * Happy Holidays (In a Secular Way!)
2007-12-16: Failing to Discuss Huckabee
Dec 16, 2007 • 28 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sam: My Computer Sucks * Ivan: Maybe I could live with Hillary * Hillary’s Collapsing Campaign * Hillary’s Self-Inflicted Wounds * More Stuff Goes Missing * Divided Republicans * Path to a Brokered Convention * Newt Returns?
2007-12-09: Dog Coats and CIA Tapes
Dec 9, 2007 • 20 min
Sam talks about: * Election Update * Holiday Shopping * Snow in Seattle * Dog Coats * CIA Tapes * Dem Leadership * Time Machine Woes * Being On Call
2007-12-03: Sam’s Super Short Sick Show
Dec 3, 2007 • 13 min
Sam talks about: * Being Sick Sucks * Iowa Iowa Iowa * Republican Field * Democratic Field * Chances for Fun * Being Sick Sucks Redux * Kasparov’s Transformation * The Rain
2007-11-25: In Person All Together
Nov 25, 2007 • 23 min
Sam and Amy talk about: * Our Listeners * Preparing for the Show * Commercial for ThinkGeek * Middle School Communication
2007-11-18: Oh… I licked the dog!
Nov 18, 2007 • 41 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Mukasey Redux * “The Siege” * The Administration and the Courts * Fundamentally Conservative Ideas * Jumping to Conclusions from Single Polls * Facebook * Twitter * iJustine * Generational Communication Habits
2007-11-11: It is a Cycle, It is all Connected
Nov 11, 2007 • 37 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Guiliani Economic Advisor on Taxes * Tax Plans and Pay as You Go * Dollar Denominated Debt and the Coming Recession * Effect of the Iraq War on the Economy * Hillary’s Recent Iowa Speech * Obama’s Recent Iowa Speech * Primary…
2007-11-04: We Are Not Surprised
Nov 4, 2007 • 33 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Sam’s Fights with Leopard * Aluminum iMac Freezes * Laws and the President
2007-10-28: Waterboarding a Leopard
Oct 30, 2007 • 35 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Apple Stores * iPods * Mac OS X Leopard * Edwards on Patriotism * Guiliani on Waterboarding * Frontline on Iran * The Onion on GW Bush Inauguration * The Clinton and GHW Bush Administrations * GWB in 2000 vs GWB in Office
2007-10-21: Friends in Blackwater
Oct 21, 2007 • 15 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Blackwater in Iraq * Checks and Balances
2007-10-14: We Didn’t Notice It Was #20
Oct 15, 2007 • 36 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * The Record Industry, Madonna and Radiohead * Al Gore and the Nobel Peace Prize * Global Warming * Options in Iraq
2007-10-07: Blackberries, iPhones and Tivos, Oh My!
Oct 7, 2007 • 42 min
Sam and Ivan Talk about: * Third Party Blackberry Apps * The state of the iPhone * Minneapolis file sharing case * Recoding Industry Business Models * DirecTV and Tivo * Cable Company Quality * Why video quality doesn’t matter to Sam
2007-09-30: iPhones and Googles
Sep 30, 2007 • 21 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Apple’s iPhone Downgrade * Google Spectrum Bidding
2007-09-24: Don’t Steal Software
Sep 24, 2007 • 13 min
Sam Talks About: * “Borrowing” Software * Leads to Fubared Computer * Leads to Hijinks with Backups * Leads to Ikea (of course) * Leads to the Apple Store * iLife Happyness * Sucky Week
2007-09-16: The Wisdom of Youth
Sep 16, 2007 • 28 min
Sam and Amy talk about: * Sam’s Birthday * Online Television * Microsoft and Verizon * Stephanie Meyer’s Vampires
2007-09-09: Two Ends with No Middle
Sep 9, 2007 • 20 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * The Economy and Mortgages * Length of Podcasts * So Many Debates
2007-09-02: Keeping it Short
Sep 2, 2007 • 16 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Keeping it Short * Larry Craig and Bathroom Laws * Bush’s Response to Mortgage Crisis
2007-08-27: Just Seven Things
Aug 26, 2007 • 11 min
Sam talks about: * Sick Cheese * Monday Show and OCD * Parental Controls Again * Shaking Brakes * Lots of Ad Money * Moving the Primaries * Censoring Opus
2007-08-19: It is all Just a Confidence Game
Aug 19, 2007 • 33 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Recent Economic Events * Economic Confidence * Presidential Debates * Obama and Debates * The Appeal of Hillary * Hurricane Dean * Oil Prices Dropping
2007-08-12: Who do you Trust?
Aug 12, 2007 • 34 min
Sam and Ivan Talk about: * Political Discussions with Friends * Knowing the Facts * Trends in News * Venezuela * How your sources Influence you * Importance of contrary views * Oprah Effect * Trivia Answer
2007-08-05: That’s Why There are Traffic Laws
Aug 5, 2007 • 33 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Number Ten * Revision to FISA law * Congressional Breaks * Self Inflicted Damage * Israeli Airline Security * Bad Risk Estimation * Last Week’s Stock Market * Mortgage and Real Estate Markets * Trivia Question
2007-07-29: You do not Exist while I Warble
Jul 29, 2007 • 16 min
Sam talks about: * LinkedIn * Magazines * Solipsism * Isolationism * Non-Sensical Warble
2007-07-22: Planes and Politics
Jul 22, 2007 • 43 min
Ivan and Sam talk about: * Garage Band * The Plane Crash in Brazil * Sam’s Breathing * The Subpoena Fight * The Bar for Impeachment * Ron Paul * Ivan’s Candidate
2007-07-15: Darth Sam Breathes on Ivan
Jul 16, 2007 • 30 min
Ivan and Sam Talk about: * iPhone (but you can’t hear it) * Sam’s magic touch with tech (but you can’t hear it) * Windows Vista * Office 2007 * Republicans in Revolt * John McCain * NeoCon Delusions * Protests in Iran * Exploding Recordings
2007-07-08: Law, Law and the Law
Jul 8, 2007 • 30 min
Sam and Greg talk about: * The Apostrophe in the Title * First Amendment Incorporation * 14th Amendment Due Process Clause * Literalism in the Law and in Life * 4th Amendment Protections on Email
2007-07-01: The Long Made Short
Jul 1, 2007 • 13 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * The UK Bombings * The Great Erasure * iPhone * Supreme Court * Ron Paul
2007-06-24: Politics, Politics, Politics… and Beeps
Jun 24, 2007 • 26 min
Sam and Ivan talk about: * Rogue Cheney * The Beeping Thing * Executive/Legislative Balance * Erosion of Civil Liberties * Conservative Reaction to W * Ron Paul * Declarations of War * Bloomberg * Overreactions to Terrorism
2007-06-17: Responses to Listeners
Jun 17, 2007 • 14 min
Sam Talks About: * Responses to Kids and Computers * Roaming Distance for Kids * More Poetry Talk
2007-06-10: Sam Goes Solo
Jun 10, 2007 • 12 min
Sam talks about: * Tuning out to Political Talk * Father’s Day * WWDC * Kids and Computers * A Poem
2007-06-03: Curmudgeon’s Corner Returns!
Jun 3, 2007 • 21 min
Ivan and Sam talk about: * The Return of Curmudgeon’s Corner * The Bill Gates and Steve Jobs show * Google’s Prospects * Hosted vs Desktop * Personal Mail on Corporate Systems