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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Hitch a Star

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, and of course,​ they talk about the potential political fallout. Oh, and Sam talks about universal time, and Ivan reviews a movie. Full show.

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Recorded 2019-04-20
Length this week – 2:30:34

  • (0:00:40-0:19:34) But First
  • (0:21:35-0:40:59) What We Know
  • (0:42:03-1:07:26) Mueller Report Collusion
  • (1:09:33-1:52:06) Mueller Report Obstruction
  • (1:53:49-2:30:13) Political Fallout

The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Penguins Taking Flight

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 contributes a song.

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Recorded 2019-04-12
Length this week – 1:37:55

  • (0:03:00-0:06:56) Intro
    • The nature of lightning
  • (0:08:00-0:50:08) Lightning 1
    • Ivan: Sleep
    • Sam: Mayor Pete
    • Ivan: Brexit
    • Sam: Avenatti
  • (0:51:51-1:37:34) Lightning 2
    • Ivan: Assange
    • Sam: Book: The Bull from the Sea (1962)
    • Ivan: Spying on Trump?
    • Sam: Dems being weak

The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: It’s a Monkey, OK?

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, the “border emergency”, Joe Biden’s issues with being too touchy, Brexit, nuclear power, and six other exciting things!

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Recorded 2019-04-06
Length this week – 2:16:52

  • (0:00:20-0:42:00) Lightning Round 1
    • Sam: Sam’s Dogs
    • Ivan: Herman Cain
    • Sam: Border Emergency
    • Ivan: Nuclear Power
  • (0:44:38-1:36:10) Lightning Round 2
    • Sam: Brexit
    • Ivan: Trump/Russia Update
    • Sam: Trump Taxes
    • Ivan: Mar-A-Lago spy arrest
  • (1:36:47-2:16:31) Lightning Round 3
    • Sam: Folding Phones
    • Ivan: 5Ge
    • Sam: Touchy Biden
    • Ivan: Trumpcare

The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

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Curmudegon’s​ Corner: Driven Snow

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 quick recap on everybody catching the flu. Which was fun.

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Recorded 2019-03-28
Length this week – 1:59:15

  • (0:00:20-0:11:45) But first
  • (0:13:45-0:41:07) What we know
  • (0:42:50-1:26:38) Barr summary
  • (1:27:23-1:58:53) Political fallout

The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Live from Seattle

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, people suck. Plus a little on travel, and the Seattle meetup itself. And a movie review. Even a bit on circumcision​. A packed show. If you missed the meetup, listening to the show is the next best thing.

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Recorded 2019-03-21
Length this week – 2:06:01

  • (0:01:12-0:27:39) But First
    • Agenda
    • Seattle Meetup
    • Space Needle
    • Ivan’s Flight
    • Ivan on Seattle
    • Sam Movie: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • (0:28:18-1:02:52) People Who Suck
    • Plant Killers
    • Tucker Carlson
    • Rep Omar Poster Maker
    • Christchurch Terrorist
    • Chelsea Clinton Accoster
    • Donald Trump
  • (1:03:32-1:29:23) College Admissions Scandal
    • What was done
    • Income inequality
    • The social status of schools
    • Grade inflation
    • Gifted children crashing
    • Helicopter parents
  • (1:30:43-2:05:41) Election 2020
    • 20/20
    • Andrew Yang
    • Biden and Sanders
    • Beto O’Rourke
    • Kirsten Gillibrand
    • Donald Trump

The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: The Ratchet Effect

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 reminder about the Seattle meetup.

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Recorded 2019-03-14
Length this week – 1:49:58

  • (0:01:50-0:12:45) But First
  • (0:13:24-0:46:30) All Things Manafort
  • (0:49:46-1:15:00) Pelosi on Impeachment
  • (1:16:10-1:49:38) Boeing 737 Max

The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Pod Coast Pod Roast

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 round show! You even get Ivan ranting about tangled cables, Sam plugging his Election Graphs site, and another reminder about the Seattle meetup!

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Recorded 2019-03-07
Length this week – 1:47:44

  • (0:02:28-0:07:58) But First
    • Agenda
    • Busy Ivan
    • Seattle Meetup
  • (0:09:14-1:01:01) Lightning Round 1
    • Ivan: Cable Tangles
    • Sam: Election Graphs
    • Ivan: Rep Omar
    • Sam: Cohen Pardons
  • (1:02:22-1:47:23) Lightning Round 2
    • Ivan: Trade Deficit
    • Sam: Tracking journalists
    • Ivan: Long Trump speech
    • Sam: Fox News

The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Tug on the Thingy

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.

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Recorded 2019-03-02
Length this week – 1:46:54

  • (0:00:20-0:22:38) But First
    • Agenda
    • Seattle Meetup
    • Ivan in Vietnam
  • (0:23:22-1:08:54) Cohen Testimony
    • Everything priced in?
    • Republican response
    • AOC performance
    • Cohen’s receipts
    • Cohen denials
    • Democratic plans
  • (1:10:03-1:24:01) North Korean Summit
    • How not to do a summit
    • Trump trusting dictators
    • Credit for Trump?
  • (1:25:21-1:46:34) Mini Lightning Round
    • Ivan: Florida sex trafficking ring
    • Sam: India and Pakistan

The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Where It’s Supposed To Be

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 wife Brandy, who is attending the Power Rising conference and talks about her experiences there, including hearing from Stacey Abrams and Kamala Harris.

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Recorded 2019-02-22
Length this week – 1:48:15

  • (0:00:20-1:13:12) Lightning Round
    • Ed: Thwaites Glacier
    • Sam: Tax Refunds
    • Ed: Venezuela
    • Sam: Mueller Time
    • Ed: Books: Life on the Edge (2015) / Biocentrism (2009)
    • Sam: Foiled attack on politicians and journalists
  • (1:13:56-1:47:46) Power Rising
    • What is Power Rising about?
    • Movie: Amazing Grace (2018)
    • What is it like?
    • Stacey Abrams
    • Kamala Harris
    • Memorable highlights
    • New Orleans

The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Toe to Too

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, food delivery, translating Trump into other languages, the National Emergency, an upcoming Seattle Curmudgeon’s Corner meetup, and of course eight other things too. Enjoy!

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Recorded 2019-02-16
Length this week – 2:40:00

  • (0:00:20-0:28:09) But First
    • Trump translations
    • Agenda
    • Curmudgeon’s Corner Seattle meetup
    • Correction about Tucson
    • Seattle snow
    • Food delivery
  • (0:29:53-1:10:31) Lightning Round I
    • Ivan: Glenn Greenwald
    • Sam: Book: The Zimmerman Telegram (1985)
    • Ivan: Movie: Geostorm (2017)
    • Sam: Green New Deal
  • (1:12:32-2:04:20) Lightning Round II
    • Ivan: Paper Bank Statements
    • Sam: Doing a “Clinton Email”
    • Ivan: Manafort
    • Sam: Stone
  • (2:05:29-2:39:42) Lightning Round III
    • Ivan: National Emergency
    • Sam: Bill Weld 2020
    • Ivan: McCabe and the 25th
    • Sam: Democratic debate rules

The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.