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What a Hell of a Way to Die

Aug 29, 2019

Francis is out this week, and this episode features Nate in discussion with Rhett J. Evans (@RhettJEvans), the author of a work of speculative fiction entitled “The Echo Chamber.” It’s a book about social media, corporate malfeasance, a dystopian future, and the possibility of a high-tech smoothie gadget playing a...

Aug 22, 2019

This podcast supports antifa -- end of discussion. “A bloo bloo bloo,” you might say in response, “My norm’s and notion’s of respectability!” We don’t care. People who put their bodies and livelihoods on the line to face down fascism are heroes and deserve our support. Francis and Nate discuss the recent...

Aug 15, 2019


Word on the street is that the US and the Taliban may have come to a peace agreement. Which is why Republican politicians in America hate it. Why? Well, for one, because they’re horny for war (and war expenditures), but also because they’re really, really dumb.

Here’s a Defense News story that gives you the full...

Aug 8, 2019

NOTE: When we recorded this episode, news reports hadn't yet disclosed that the Dayton shooter's murdered sibling was a trans man. We wanted to update the show notes to reflect that disclosure.

It’s hard to write pithy show notes when a horrible weekend has just rained more indiscriminate death and destruction on...

Aug 1, 2019

Well, it was bound to happen at some point. The US military has bases primarily in the South, and primarily in parts of the world in which climate change poses a huge risk. So, what is the US military doing about it? If you guessed ‘killing more soldiers in training via heatstroke,’ you’re right on the money.