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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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2018-05-26: Puppies or Penguins or Something

5/26/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan start out talking about talking about politics at parties, and how news junkies are different from normal people. But the main topics are the mess surrounding the possible North Korean summit, and the shameful policy of separating kids from their parents at the border. Show Details: Recorded 2018-05-26 Length this week - 1:16:46 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of Pleasure"...

Duration:01:16:46

2018-05-19: Figure the Angle

5/19/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan's first topic is about racist morons like Schlossberg, Cunningham, and others. Second up is all the latest on Trumpgate, including ZTE and China, Qatar and Kushner, Trump Tower Moscow, Ice Cube, and of course more Cohen. Finally, some thoughts on the latest developments in Israel and Gaza. Before all that, they also squeeze in a few thoughts on the Santa Fe shooting, and on Sam finally canceling services he has been wasting money on for...

Duration:01:36:54

2018-05-12: What the Ever Loving

5/12/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner with Sam and Ivan, three main themes: Schneiderman, Cohen, and international messes. On Schneiderman and Cohen, they hit all the developments in those scandals, as well as talking about the possible implications for the future. Internationally, they hit the developments in North Korea and with the Iran deal, as well as the newest blow up in the Israel/Iran/Syria conflict. To round things out, bits about sharpening knives, milkmen, fresh bread, and even a...

Duration:01:54:32

2018-05-05: Crap the Whip

5/5/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the scandals with the various Trump-related doctors. More on Dr. Jackson. Some on Dr. Bornstein. And even a little on Dr. Pena. Then it is time for Rudy! Not quite Rudy all the time, but Rudy Giuliani did make quite a mess this week, and we talk about it. Finally, a bit about Judge Ellis' comments about the Mueller investigation, the efforts to impeach Rosenstein, and would it be wise for the Democrats to impeach Trump if they get...

Duration:01:46:54

2018-04-27: Trial and Error

4/28/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan once again do an all lightning round show. They talk about allergies, the McCabe report, Hannity's real estate deals, the "incel" movement, Barbara Bush's passing, the Korean summit, and much much more! What is "more", do you ask? Well, the Bill Cosby verdict, a review of a book Sam read, the end of the Ronny Jackson nomination, the SESTA/FOSTA law, more on Cohen, the incident with the black men arrested in the Philadelphia Starbucks, and a...

Duration:01:36:34

2018-04-19: See How It Plays

4/21/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Ed and Darryl join Sam. Ivan was gallivanting in Brazil or something. Four main topics this time. Syria. North Korea. Comey. Cohen. Maybe a few other things around the edges, but that's the gist of it. Show Details: Recorded 2018-04-19 Length this week - 1:31:03 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...

Duration:01:31:03

2018-04-13: Failed Lightning

4/14/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan try to do an all lightning round show, but fail spectacularly. Their first segment is... movies!! Both Sam and Ivan talk about their thoughts on some movies they have seen recently. Then they do a segment on the Cohen raid and all the implications that arise from that. Then a mini-segment on Syria... recorded before the US/UK/France airstrikes... then FINALLY they do an actual lightning round to finish things up, including brief discussions on...

Duration:01:43:26

2018-04-06: Tic for Tac

4/7/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan start out talking about getting vaccinations for travel, and how the crazy news of the last two years has resulted in Sam reading fewer books, and what he will do about it. But quickly enough, the conversation gravitates where it almost always does these days. Trump! First they try to stay focused very specifically on policy issues. Trump on Syria. Trump on tariffs. Trump on Mexico. Things like that. But for the last segment, they do once...

Duration:01:43:54

2018-03-30: Not As Bad As It Sounds

3/31/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss Ivan's impressions of attending the DC "March for Our Lives" event in person... including the implications for the wider gun debate. Then they talk about the online privacy issues that have been around for years, but are now getting more attention because of the recent headlines about how social media was manipulated during Election 2016. Oh, and Ivan recently returned from a trip to Singapore, so he shares his impression of that city...

Duration:01:34:36

2018-03-24: Toy Swords

3/24/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam is joined by his wife Brandy. They spend the biggest part of the show discussing... or maybe arguing about... changing how you talk about things in order to avoid offending, insulting, or excluding people... or as it is most commonly called, politically correct speech. Then Cambridge Analytica gets its turn. Is it a big deal? Or not? Finally, Sam and Brandy's son Alex once again joins the show for some video game commentary, placed conveniently at...

Duration:02:05:21

2018-03-16: Soap Opera of the Royal Court

3/17/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan get some feedback. It seems last week's show was their worst show ever. Too much Russia conspiracy theory stuff and Trump palace intrigue stuff. Not enough on "real" policy stuff. So they talk about that feedback and defend themselves a bit. Then they move on to talk about, well, uh, Trump palace intrigue stuff. They wrap it up with reaction to PA-18 and what it may mean for Election 2018, which is at least a little different, right? Show...

Duration:01:50:18

2018-03-09: Into Knots

3/10/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan and Sam cover all the big items from the last crazy week. They've got tariffs and North Korea, but also that Seychelles meeting, Russia maybe vetoing Romney, the Belarusian escort, Nunberg's meltdown, the poisoned spy in the UK... and there is still more! They didn't forget Kellyanne Conway, or Stormy, or Trump's hotel in Panama, or Zinke's door. A fun packed week for sure! Click below to listen and subscribe! Show Details: Recorded...

Duration:01:56:46

2018-03-03: Chaos Show

3/3/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the chaotic week that was. Donald Trump throwing grenades into the gun and trade policy debates, the mounting reports of corruption within the administration, and the usual, but seemingly intensifying, chaos within the White House staff itself. Oh, and Ivan caused some chaos himself by accidentally calling 911 from the airport. A fun filled show! Show Details: Recorded 2018-03-03 Length this week - 1:42:36 The Curmudgeon's...

Duration:01:42:36

2018-02-24: Saving the World

2/24/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam is joined by guest hosts Ed and Alex. Sam and Ed discuss the ongoing gun debate in the wake of Parkland, as well as the latest developments in the Mueller probe. Alex is Sam's son. Alex is 8. Alex talks about video games. Alex also gives a few thoughts about the gun debate. And he is adamant that the podcast is too long, and we should have stopped at about the one hour mark. Was Alex right? Judge for yourself! Show Details: Recorded...

Duration:01:49:53

2018-02-16: Not on the Radar

2/16/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan and Sam talk about the Parkland school shooting, the controversies around White House security clearances, and the budget and immigration debates, all rounded out with a little update on Stormy and Donald. They recorded about 14 hours before the newest Meuller indictments though, so discussion of that will have to wait... oh well! Show Details: Recorded 2018-02-16 Length this week - 1:36:27 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously...

Duration:01:36:27

2018-02-08: Just Playing Poker

2/8/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan go all "Lightning Round". They cover a wide variety of topics, including: State polls for 2020, talking policy vs talking scandal, the linked government shutdown and immigration debates, the Space X Falcon Heavy launch, Twitter's release of Russia data, Ivan's problems with his door, Rob Porter's resignation, the aftermath of releasing "the memo", welcoming a new patron, and much much more. Click below to listen and subscribe! Show...

Duration:02:06:22

2018-02-02: Revamping the Dog

2/2/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about a number of developments in the Trump-Russia world, including Trump's attempt to fire Mueller last year, the Dutch hacking the Russians, McCabe's retirement, Trump not agreeing to an interview, Gates possibly flipping, and more. Then on the eve of Release The Memo Day, a discussion of the expectations for the memo, the objections being raised, and the possible implications. Oh, and it is Ivan's birthday. Happy birthday Ivan! Show...

Duration:01:26:20

2018-01-25: Implanting Thoughts

2/2/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the politics of the short government shutdown and what that means to the continuing immigration debate, then they move on to reviewing many of the latest developments related to the various scandals surrounding the Trump White House. Along the way, Ivan also reports on his recent trip to Thailand. Show Details: Recorded 2018-01-25 Length this week - 1:39:38 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray...

Duration:01:39:38

2018-01-19: Dental Maneuver

1/20/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Jenn joins Sam as cohost and does the major rant on gender issues she didn't get to do last time she was on the show. She covers Aziz Ansari, different standards for men and women, what people are taught is "normal", the pitfalls of zero tolerance, and the built up anger that is exploding from women (and many other groups that aren't straight white males) these days. Being a straight white male, Sam mostly tries to keep his head down during this part. Then...

Duration:01:38:41

2018-01-11: A Longer Beard

1/13/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan and Sam talk about the aftermath of the Fire and Fury book, the possibilities for Oprah 2020, and the implications of the FusionGPS testimony. There is also a little bit about Sam going to the gym, and Ivan's travel plans. But wait you say, what about shithole countries, paid off porn stars, and false missile alerts? Yeah, this was recorded before all those hit. Maybe next week if nothing more exciting happens first. :-) Show Details: Recorded...

Duration:01:56:31

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