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Old 02-19-2017, 06:44 PM
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I was just quoting the podcast rating system... I enjoy Ross & Carrie.
And that's why I couldn't tell if you liked it or not, since goat sperm is on the bad end of the scale!
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:14 PM
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So I was wondering what the hell happened to Tuner, and one of the reasons it's not updated in a few months is this
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:21 PM
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So I was wondering what the hell happened to Tuner, and one of the reasons it's not updated in a few months is this
I've recommended it earlier in this thread, but check out Switched On Pop if you haven't — it's similar to Tuner, updates on the dot every two weeks, and has much more of a personable, conversational touch. I'm glad to hear Tuner isn't dead, though.
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:28 PM
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Yeah, if you like Tuner, you might enjoy Sound Show, but while Tuner is a lot more about music theory nerdery, Sound Show is something of a mental floss but for noise and such

but yeah both the Tuner guys show up a few times in different episodes
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:49 PM
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ALL I WANNA BE IS EL CHAPO
ALL I WANNA BE IS EL CHAPO
THREE BILLION DOLLARS IN PESOS
ALL I WANNA BE IS EL CHAPO...
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Old 02-21-2017, 10:13 PM
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I only recently discovered the Dirtbag Left, but CTH is probably the funniest and most politcally resonant podcast I've listened to, if you can stand how vicious it is. That Call of Cthulhu adventure was incredible.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:57 AM
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I think I said it before in the Pol thread but Chapo, Cum Town, et al are the real counterpoint to right wing media. They have the viciousness that Maddow, et al either lack or forgo.

The line "I may not be Dale Earnhardt, but I smashed into the fucking wall because I couldn't turn left," saved my fuckin soul in the days after 11/9.
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I'm in the middle of an episode of Comedy Bang Bang where one of the characters (played by Carl Tart) is the Chief from the Carmen Sandiego game show. My favourite part is Scott and guest John Hodgman don't seem to know the character, making them even more delightfully confused.
Way to reply to a month old post, but I just listened to this one and it set my heart-a-singing.

My zest for Comedy Bang Bang seems to hinge on how infrequently the guests break into song.
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:35 AM
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I think I said it before in the Pol thread but Chapo, Cum Town, et al are the real counterpoint to right wing media. They have the viciousness that Maddow, et al either lack or forgo.

The line "I may not be Dale Earnhardt, but I smashed into the fucking wall because I couldn't turn left," saved my fuckin soul in the days after 11/9.
That's a sell! My only hesitation:

On a scale of 1 to FYAD how often do these dudes throw vulnerable populations under the bus to score leftist iconoclast zingers, because I ran out of patience for that schtick years ago
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Old 03-02-2017, 01:33 PM
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That's a sell! My only hesitation:

On a scale of 1 to FYAD how often do these dudes throw vulnerable populations under the bus to score leftist iconoclast zingers, because I ran out of patience for that schtick years ago
Chapo is actually really good about that. Biederman (who's Jewish) uses a really grating mega-nebbish voice for Jared Kushner jokes, but there's a big line marked "antisemitism" that he's conscious never to cross. They're conscious about punching up. I think a lot of the *-phobic reputation came from not giving a shit when people pointed out that the Dem apparatchiks they were roasting also happened to be minorities.

Cowardly weasel words: I haven't done a close listen to their full archive and I never will because who the fuck has the time for that, so idk if they went full FYAD in like episode three.

Cum Town is 100% a FYAD thread, but IIRC Nick Mullen was a FYAD so you're getting what you pay for. It's also a straight up comedy deal, not so much for The Dialectic.
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Old 03-02-2017, 03:37 PM
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That's reassuring, on the first count. I'll give it a listen at some point.

I think my assumptions about their punching habits came from twitter (shit)heads who moved in similar circles.
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Old 03-02-2017, 06:58 PM
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That's reassuring, on the first count. I'll give it a listen at some point.

I think my assumptions about their punching habits came from twitter (shit)heads who moved in similar circles.
I get you. Some of those cats got really weird, or really mean. Then you've got, like, Larry Website who became really earnestly Christian and community-centered. 2016 wore a lot of people down to their component parts and, like always, some of them were made of good stuff and some of them weren't.
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:54 PM
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"One of his slogans is 'Venerate the Housewife'"
"I'm actually getting that tattooed—"
"That's my tramp stamp."
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:08 PM
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I've been going back and listening through the whole Chapo archive. Re-litigating the late primary and election is sort of painful, but it's worth it for the Chapo Reading Series. Harshing Baseball Crank and making fun of that one time William F. Buckley Jr. fucked Ross Douthat is timeless.
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Old 03-04-2017, 01:42 PM
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Started listening to Hello from a Magical Tavern , and it's making a pretty good first impression. Feels kind of like the better bits of Comedy Bang Bang, with the host having a very improvisational interview with a rotating cast of weird guests, just they're all guests from a fantasy kingdom. Seems to be an overarching plot going on in the background too, but I haven't listened to enough to see if it's going anywhere.

Episodes are short enough that I can binge quite a few every night so it shouldn't take long to come to a concrete opinion. Enjoying it so far though.
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Old 03-04-2017, 02:54 PM
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:23 PM
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Tee-hee, "Hoobastanks"
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Old 03-04-2017, 06:12 PM
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Chapo is actually really good about that. Biederman (who's Jewish) uses a really grating mega-nebbish voice for Jared Kushner jokes, but there's a big line marked "antisemitism" that he's conscious never to cross.
you could possibly interpret it as homophobic when, say, he describes John Podesta as a "cum-eating freak," but it's not really intended that way I don't think.

I was just listening to ep 27, the one just after the DNC with Dan O'Sullivan, and it's pretty insightful I think.
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you could possibly interpret it as homophobic when, say, he describes John Podesta as a "cum-eating freak," but it's not really intended that way I don't think.

I was just listening to ep 27, the one just after the DNC with Dan O'Sullivan, and it's pretty insightful I think.
I think Christman gives himself too much credit for "knowing" Trump would win, but the bro pair interview fuckin nailed the alt right as a mass of enraged, disaffected stupids around a core of highly intelligent, motivated white nationalists.

e: Of course then later Angela Nagel pointed out the "alt-light/alt-right" divide. A finer point on the above insight.
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Old 03-05-2017, 06:09 AM
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Chapo is actually really good about that. Biederman (who's Jewish) uses a really grating mega-nebbish voice for Jared Kushner jokes, but there's a big line marked "antisemitism" that he's conscious never to cross. They're conscious about punching up. I think a lot of the *-phobic reputation came from not giving a shit when people pointed out that the Dem apparatchiks they were roasting also happened to be minorities.

Cowardly weasel words: I haven't done a close listen to their full archive and I never will because who the fuck has the time for that, so idk if they went full FYAD in like episode three.

Cum Town is 100% a FYAD thread, but IIRC Nick Mullen was a FYAD so you're getting what you pay for. It's also a straight up comedy deal, not so much for The Dialectic.
I laughed really hard when Amber on Chapo told a story of some kid coming up to her and asking if you can be a good socialist and still listen to Cum Town
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