Episode #2×13: Buddy

Cheering friends watching television

  • Andrew talks about visiting the Grand Canyon and throws this show off the rails 3 minutes in. 
  • Hidden from the Headlines gets our heads out of the U.S.’s ass and into a complicated international conflict. Look at us being all worldly and shit.
  • “To sex, or not to sex?” -Hamlet or something, and also this one listener who wrote in.
  • What if elected officials had to wear jackets with the logos of their top ten donors sewn all over it? Well, lube up, California. This could hurt.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsberg: great Justice, or the greatest Justice? Trick question. Both. 
  • A rousing game of Two Truths One Lie reveals SOME OF US ARE MONSTERS and others piss on snakes. 
  • This is a sophisticated show, okay. 
  • Wait, But Why? commands you to cut your hearts out, literally, if at all possible. Less than 1/3 of Americans are registered organ donors in the event of death, and let’s be clear, people need your kidneys a lot more than the dirt does.
And in this week’s After Dark:
  • The Panama Papers — what the actual fuck, though. What are they and why do they matter?
  • What’s the difference between a leak of this nature, and a leak akin to the D.C. Madam story? 
  • The ethics of data leaks and whistleblowing. Are we holding politicians to a higher standard, or ourselves to a lower one?

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