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Sam and Iván talk about the issues of the moment from Politics to Tech to anything else that strikes their minds.

Sam and Iván talk about the issues of the moment from Politics to Tech to anything else that strikes their minds.
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Sam and Iván talk about the issues of the moment from Politics to Tech to anything else that strikes their minds.

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2018-11-10: Another Coffee Boy

11/11/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan's main topics are of course the mid-term election results, and the replacement of Sessions with Whitaker. Before that, a little on this year's new iPhones, and Sam finally catches up on the movies he's seen lately. Show Details: Recorded 2018-11-10 Length this week - 1:53:12 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of Pleasure" (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro is "Celestial Soda Pop"...

Duration:01:53:12

2018-11-03: An Appointment in the Future

11/3/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan and Sam's two big topics are the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh including all the surrounding issues relating to the climate that leads to such things, and their final pre-election thoughts on the 2018 midterms. But as usual, there are smaller topics to round things out, including thoughts on a movie, a book, a new iPhone, the economy, and even Gary Hart. Also, after you listen... go vote! Show Details: Recorded 2018-11-03 Length this week -...

Duration:02:06:29

2018-10-27: Surprise vs Shock

10/28/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk MAGAbomber, the caravan, and Election 2018. But not before some shorter notes on credit cards, books, and movies. Enjoy! Show Details: Recorded 2018-10-27 Length this week - 2:00:06 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of Pleasure" (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro is "Celestial Soda Pop" (Amazon MP3 link) Both are from the album "Deep Breakfast" (iTunes link) Please buy his music...

Duration:02:00:06

2008-03-09: We are so Screwed

10/28/2018
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Sam and Ivan talk about: * Daylight Saving Time * Recession * Housing Crisis * Puerto Rican Terrorists * What is a Terrorist? * Garageband Attacks Again * Primary Election Stuff

2018-10-20: Intentional Set

10/21/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Ed joins Sam to talk about the many forms of disinformation, a congressional debate Ed attended, and they revisit the healthcare debate. Before that though, a welcome to a new patron, a movie review, a couple book reviews, and more! Show Details: Recorded 2018-10-20 Length this week - 2:07:05 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of Pleasure" (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro is "Celestial Soda Pop"...

Duration:02:07:05

2018-10-13: Better than Garbage

10/14/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk the most about voter suppression and Jamal Khashoggi. But they also talk about movies, climate change, that Alpha Bank thing, TV, the space program, using airline miles, upgrading home broadband, and Rosenstein... You know, the usual hodgepodge. They kind of couldn't stop talking this week. Long show warning! Show Details: Recorded 2018-10-13 Length this week - 2:26:27 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray...

Duration:02:26:27

2018-10-05: Itself a Problem

10/7/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the run up to the Kavanaugh confirmation, they game out the 2018 midterms, and discuss the New York Times story on Fred Trump's empire and the questionable ways it was used to help Donald and his siblings. But first, as usual, they discuss a few movies as well. Show Details: Recorded 2018-10-05 Length this week - 1:39:54 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of Pleasure"...

Duration:01:39:54

2018-09-29: The Big Difference

9/29/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan's main topic is of course the Kavanaugh hearings. They cover the new allegations and other developments that came up before the hearings, Dr. Ford's testimony, Judge Kavanaugh's testimony, and Senator Flake blowing everything up to end the week. Before all that though, they talk about Sam's phone usage, Sam reviews a couple movies, and Ivan read a book! Show Details: Recorded 2018-09-29 Length this week - 2:09:27 The Curmudgeon's Corner...

Duration:02:09:27

2018-09-21: Through the Yawn

9/23/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan's main topic is of course Judge Kavanaugh vs Dr. Ford and everything surrounding that controversy. In addition to that though, they cover new Apple stuff, a flashback to TV preacher scandals of the 80's, thoughts on the 1961 movie West Side Story, the 2013 book The End of the Suburbs, and more... Show Details: Recorded 2018-09-21 Length this week - 1:42:23 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our...

Duration:01:42:23

2018-09-14: In Polite Company

9/15/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan and Sam are all over the place. Topics include scandals in the Catholic Church, racists being unleashed by Trump, a new patron, some movies Sam watched, a look back at the financial crisis 10 years later, Ivan's new computer, an update on the kids separated at the border, and lots more! Show Details: Recorded 2018-09-14 Length this week - 2:05:07 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of...

Duration:02:05:07

2018-09-07: Real Quack

9/8/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam is joined by Bruce and Ed. The main topics are that anonymous op-ed in the New York times by a Senior Administration Official who has vowed to thwart Trump from the inside, and the circus surrounding the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. But before any of that, the initial segment turned into a long lightning round, covering Hyperloop, Yemen, Manafort, Movies, TV... and more. Show Details: Recorded 2018-09-07 Length this week - 2:12:03 The...

Duration:02:12:03

2018-08-30: Useful Thing

8/31/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam is joined by guest host Bruce. Sam and Bruce go lightning round format and hit a lot of different topics including the "uberization" of all sorts of things, a couple movies Sam watched, preliminary thoughts on the 2020 Presidential election, whether Trump is being bashed for the wrong things, jury nullification... and more! Show Details: Recorded 2018-08-30 Length this week - 1:27:39 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by...

Duration:01:27:39

2018-08-24: Information in the Information

8/26/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about... what else? The Manafort verdicts, the Cohen guilty plea, and the potential implications of both, and how things might go from here. But first, Ivan talks about airplanes, the podcast got another iTunes review worth noting, and Sam saw a couple more movies. Show Details: Recorded 2018-08-24 Length this week - 2:02:34 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of Pleasure"...

Duration:02:02:45

2018-08-18: In and Out of It

8/18/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan's main topics are... Musky Stuff (Elon Musk's various companies and how he is handling them), Twittery Stuff (Twitters challenges in dealing with abuse, fake news, user experience, and 3rd party clients), and Trumpy stuff (Omarosa, Firing Strzok, Brennan's security clearance, NDAs, and the canceled parade). Before all that, they talk about Seattle Plane Guy a bit, and a couple more movies Sam watched recently. Show Details: Recorded...

Duration:01:58:10

2018-08-09: Magnet for Dumb Pipe Thieves

8/12/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan's main topics are Election 2018, Alex Jones getting kicked off various platforms, and all the corruption in and surrounding the Trump administration. Before all that, a few bits on kid accounts for online services, a book and a movie Sam watched, and some adventures with cars. Show Details: Recorded 2018-08-09 Length this week - 2:00:40 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of...

Duration:02:00:40

2018-08-04: Long Waves of Something

8/5/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan do get into politics a bit, talking about the trade wars, 3D printing guns, attacks on Election 2018, and the separated kids at the border. But mostly the show is a lightning round show, so there are a lot of non-political things too. So you also get to hear about the rest of Sam's road-trip, some books and movies, Apple's milestone, and some feedback we received a while ago. Show Details: Recorded 2018-08-04 Length this week - 1:59:34 The...

Duration:01:59:34

2018-07-27: Goaty Little Hooves

7/28/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, a break from politics and the news. Sam is joined by his wife Brandy and son Alex (with a cameo by daughter Amy) to discuss a few highlights of the start of their road trip from the Philadelphia area to the Seattle area. The hijinks include Sam donating their luggage to charity, Sam shop lifting, fleeing a really bad hotel, and more... Show Details: Recorded 2018-07-27 Length this week - 0:58:38 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously...

Duration:00:58:37

2018-07-19: Fundle Money

7/20/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the chaos surrounding the Trump/Putin summit, the case of Maria Butina, and the reports on the detail given in the January 2017 briefing where Trump was told about Russian interference in the 2016 election. Oh, and before that, just a little about bugs. The flying kind, not the computer kind. Show Details: Recorded 2018-07-19 Length this week - 1:38:19 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our...

Duration:01:38:19

2018-07-14: Responsible Codcasters

7/14/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan's topics are the Supreme Court nomination and surrounding issues, Trump's path of destruction through Europe, and the latest developments in the Trump/Russia scandal, including the new indictments. Show Details: Recorded 2018-07-14 Length this week - 1:59:59 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of Pleasure" (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro is "Celestial Soda Pop" (Amazon MP3...

Duration:01:59:59

2018-07-07: Willy Nilly

7/7/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Ed joins Sam to discuss North Korea, how SCOTUS deals with precedent, this week's story about immigrants in the military being discharged, and the latest in the trade wars and the economy. Before all that, they also do a quick update on the situation with the kids who have been separated from their parents at the border, and we find out if Sam's family made it to the destination of their big road trip. Show Details: Recorded 2018-06-30 Length this week -...

Duration:01:26:12