At the request of charity contest winner Erik North, we discuss the classic (?) 1998 version of Godzilla. Meanwhile Dan tries to explain Dangerous Liaisons, Elliott surprises no one by reading a Godzilla-centered magazine, and Stuart gives you some advice about how to get milk.
Movies recommended in this episode:
Everybody Wants Some!
Harlan County U.S.A.
This week on Magic Lessons, Elizabeth Gilbert talks with Cecilia, a young poet in Florida. Cecilia fell in love with poetry in college and applied to a dozen MFA programs. She got rejected from every one. Devastated by the rejection she fell into great despair and wondered if she could still call herself a poet when the MFA programs deemed her talents insufficient. For extra guidance Liz brings in her friend, the poet and philosopher Mark Nepo, who has soulful advice for Cecilia. And later Cecilia shares what she’s been up to since her first magic lesson.
Special Guest: Mark Nepo is a poet, teacher, storyteller and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. His most recent books include The One Life We’re Given: Finding the Wisdom that Waits in your Heart (Atria, July 2016), and Inside the Miracle: Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness (Sounds True), selected by Spirituality & Health Magazine as one of the top ten best books of 2015. Find out more about him at MarkNepo.com
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Let the games begin! We have a brand new episode for you and it is a slam dunk/home run/touchdown! Whether it's a weekend softball league or a boardgames on a rainy day, we've all played with someone who just makes the game no fun! Maybe they take it too seriously or they just really hate losing. Whatever the case, they could stand a few lessons in SPORTSMANSHIP! We answer your questions and share a little sports history! Enjoy and don't forget to be a team player and share the episode!
This week we are doing the work that 24 hour "news" networks (entertainment channels) aren't doing and we're going to report some ACTUAL stories that you all should be paying attention to. But first, Nnekay has survived her surgery and she has all of the gory, delicious details, and photos, which you can't see because this is a podcast, but James has seen them. JettSetter Jones AKA James flew to LA for work for a day, and may have eaten people, does LA really turn you into a monster? Also Nnekay has a mind blowing theory about The Little Mermaid, and we may have insight as to where Hamilton star Lin Manuel Miranda might be taking the new version he's helming, or at least we have some notes on where the story should go. Nnekay is shinning light on the North Dakota Access Pipeline, which is potentially going to wreak havoc on Native American reservations. NSFW (Naked Sword Film Works) could be changing gay porn forever, and for the better, it's everything we've ever wished gay porn would be, and what we always knew it could be. Also how close is James to the gay porn industry? Quizlet Korner is all about the Louisiana Flooding nobody seems to be paying attention to, and we're giving a giant fuck you to a certain reporter attempting to out athletes at the Olympics.
Biz wants a new job, one where she isn’t President of All The Stuff. In any relationship, is it inevitable that one person becomes the boss of a majority of day-to-day stuff? Is it resentment that we can feel over this arrangement, or just fatigue? Regardless, it seems like sometimes we just want someone else to be the boss….BUT, OH NO….can we let go of being President? Maybe we just need to be the President of Venting. Plus, Theresa has a big announcement and we talk to Angela Arsenault, Features Editor at Parent.co, about teens and sex in the digital age.
You can find the last part of the four-part series on Sex, Teens and the Digital Age here with links to the apps and websites Angela mentioned, as well as the previous three pieces: http://www.parent.co/teens-sex-and-social-media-how-technology-can-help/
Follow Angela on Twitter: @JustThisBreath
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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans
On this week's episode of Tights and Fights, the leaders of the Nation of Conversation take a look at whether 12+ hours of wrestling in one weekend means there's too much content for anyone to possibly consume... and whether they will any way.
Plus, TNA's got a new president: Billy Corgan (Yeah the Smashing Pumpkins guy). They'll break down what went wrong in the Impact Zone and how TNA can hook them again as wrestling viewers.
All that and a look at why people in the crowd think they can jump into the ring during a live event, the team's favorite Summerslam moments and whether or not WWE should be giving away PPV attractions on free TV.
Produced by Julian Burrell.
The Three Count:
Danielle put over the heckler in Dolph Ziggler's opening promo.
Mike put over Nia Jax's banter after she shoved a local wrestler out of the ring.
Have we got one heck of an episode for you this week! It is jam packed with all kinds of big discussions and we barely even mention Donald Trump! Rudy Giuliani (while introducing Trump) appeared to have forgotten about 9/11, but did he? Glenn Beck seems to have had a change of heart and he's catching some heat for it. We have an update on the scheduling of marijuana in America. The hilarious and charming Cameron Esposito joins us to discuss a controversial story out of the Olympic village. A DailyBeast reported created fake profiles on several dating sites, including Grindr, and then published specifics regarding the people who responded. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to tell your friends!
This week Erin talks the cursed movie Skidoo that mysteriously disappeared from her home and Bryan makes an appointment with a pet communicator (not psychic) to find out if Sherman really loves him. Also Miss Teen USA tries to make the competition less awful but fails horribly when crowning winner and "former" racist Karlie Hay. Plus the least progressive person wearing big hats is back! Pope Francis believes children's textbooks are teaching them that gender is a choice. Show us the receipts Pope!
We're continuing to celebrate the Summer Olympics by presenting all the weird, terrible, horrid way athletes have tried to cheat their way to winning over the years. From donkey hooves to guinea pig sperm, it's ... it's a weird one.
Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
Guy, Wynter, and Oliver are joined by academic and Pop Rocket’s fifth Beatle, Karen Tongson to talk about vacations in pop culture! The gang has some suggestions on how to pass the time on a plane, train, and/or automobile. What’s the difference between a vacation and travel movie? Why are ABC show families always taking vacations? Karen talks about her trip to the Philippines and Vietnam, Oliver and Wynter aren’t too sure about The Get Down, and Guy is slowly losing hope in finding a truly amazing Jam that is deserving of the Song of the Summer crown.
Our regular host Margaret Wappler thinks it would be pretty cool of you to buy her new book Neon Green. Get it HERE or at your local independent bookstore. Check her website for tour dates.
That’s My Jam:
Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.