How are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? Still staying off social media? We hope so! Feeling like you need to do something? We have some tips for people in blue states/districts who don’t feel like they can do anything. On Chunch Chat, WE HAVE NEW BANCHUNCH NEWS! We have a new Banchunch pic! Martha has blessed us with a sighting of our favorite Fell pony. On Wiki of the Week, we read the page for “Telling the Bees,” a traditional European custom in which bees would be told of important events in their keepers’ lives. Bees get really mad when they’re not updated. We welcome Jack Moore, who tells us an INSANE story about his time spent as an Uber/Lyft driver. On Expert Hour, fake news expert Duane Reade joins us to discuss a very contentious and confusing topic.
When a burlap clad professor from the 26th century pulls his doorstop up to the Entrepreneur, they take a detour from rescuing an imperiled planet to fill out his questionnaires. But when he starts taking the five finger discount on all the ship’s tricorders, the previously credulous crew gets angry. Will Geordi’s tauntaun freeze before he reaches the first marker? Why couldn’t Guinan have cleared this whole thing up? Is this guy here just to do historical booty calls? It’s an episode that really asks a lot of us.
We discuss The Last Witch Hunter. All other witch hunters presumably having been herded into the sea by the Red Bull. Meanwhile Meanwhile Elliott explains man-witches, Dan looks to an extreme James Bond to save a wounded nation, and Stuart is obsessed with billiards.
Movies recommended in this episode:
I Married a Witch
America has welcomed millions of immigrants in its time. This week, we explore the medical hoops they've had to jump through to get in and explore how those have changed over the years.
Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
Are you sick of alternative facts? Good news! We have some "Amazing Facts" to share with you. Ross and Carrie respond to a junk-mail ad for an end times prophecy seminar, and show up to learn from the Bible, via a semi-mysterious group called Amazing Facts. What is the Beast? Who is the Antichrist? Which will end first: the world, or this lecture series?
Plus: Who knows the Bible better: Carrie or Ross? (It's Ross.)
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Well hello there! You know, we here at Shmanners HQ know that there has been a lot of political talk lately, so we thought it was time to do an episode about the President. Yep, that's right! We're doing it! We're talking about GEORGE WASHINGTON! What was his early life ACTUALLY like? How did he become President? More importantly, what is his connection to etiquette? All this and more! We can not tell a lie, we sure would appreciate if you'd share the episode with a friend!
Jonathan sits down with Throwing Shade's Erin Gibson to talk about the difference between hosting a podcast vs. a TV show, cultural appropriation, and the Miss Universe pageant. And why does Turks and Caicos have two names?
With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Erin Gibson.
Hello there Cool Kids! We've got a extra large episode that is just jam-packed with information for you! First, we take you BEYOND THE HEADLINES: Boy Scouts, Spicer Retweets Onion, Yiannopoulos Appearance Cancelled, Senate Confirmations, Australia Phone Call/"Dumb Deal", Republicans Change Rules. This week, some very qualified people were removed from the National Security Council and a surprising replacement was appointed. Trump is tweeting yet again about the "failing" NYT and voter fraud evidence, so we take a closer look! We have a quick run down for you about the nominee for the SCOTUS. The biggest story this week, and Executive Order created what some are calling a "Muslim Ban" and we think we should take a closer look! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and remember to share!
This week we are coming in hot, hot and fresh like a Thai Breeze. That's right Nnekay just got back from her Honeymoon in Thailand and she is... SICK, but she managed to have a lot of fun in the sunnnnn. James is on the fast track to Reality Stardom, and also owning the hottest Restaurant IN THE WORLD: Cocktails and Soup and Sandwiches. Did James find love on the Reality Dating Sow? Another question answered: What type of sandwich is James? Let's get to the Korners! First up is Nnekay's Korner where she talks about the Amazing Roxane Gay: Feminist, Activist, Writer, Publisher, Professor, she does it all! Know what else she does? Stands up to giant publishers, Simon and Schuster. In James's Korner he tackles some of the hurdles young girls have to face, why STEM is important and how men can be better feminist. He also tells the tale of his travels to the Women's March in DC. Last up is Recommendation Korner! Nnekay recomends a book, and James has some hot movie picks... annnnnnd goes over how Double Jeopardy DOES NOT stand the test of time. So put on your pussy hats ya'll and enjoy the show!
Biz and Theresa talk candy! Is there such a thing as too much candy and really, for whom are we asking? Between school celebrations, holidays, and parties, there seems to be a never-ending flow of candy into our lives. Do we try to control the candy or just use candy to control our kids? If it gets us out the door quickly, we’ll choose the latter! Plus, we talk about dinner time and picky eaters with the very enjoyable team from the Spilled Milk podcast, Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton.
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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans