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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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2018-08-18: 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 -...

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...

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

2018-06-30: Something Purple Something

6/30/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan's main topics are three recent Supreme Court cases, the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the proper place of civility in our public discourse, and the latest developments in the ongoing trade wars. But first, they check in with Sam's family to get the latest developments on their cross country road trip! Show Details: Recorded 2018-06-30 Length this week - 2:07:05 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray...

Duration:02:07:05

2018-06-22: Anonymous Squirrel

6/23/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan's main topic is the big immigration debate that has been dominating the headlines recently. They talk about the family separation policies and the larger debate about immigration, and also what watching this debate playing out tells us about our fellow citizens. Before that though, Sam gives his report from attending the Washington State Democratic Convention, and we hear a little bit about Sam's family's upcoming travel plans. Show...

Duration:01:47:54

2018-06-14: Tell Me Something New

6/14/2018
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Ed joins Sam on this week's Curmudgeon's Corner. Ed educates Sam on the new "Right to Try" law. They discuss if Trump actually has malicious motivations or actually believes he is doing positive things, specifically with regard to how he is handling relations with America's allies. And finally, they talk about how a complicated story like the Trump/Russia investigation just leaves people confused and tired, while constant repetition of "witch hunt!" is a simple clear message that...

Duration:01:26:40

2018-06-09: Bubbles of Exasperation

6/9/2018
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan's three main topics are the USA's alliances and the strains Trump is putting on them, the upcoming North Korean summit, and a hodgepodge of legal related stuff like last week's SCOTUS cases, the Obamacare lawsuit, the new Manafort charges, and the Trump legal team's letter to Mueller. Before all that though, they mark an anniversary, discuss Ivan's recent trip to China, talk about the destruction of Sam's son's iPad, and more! Show...

Duration:01:59:30

2018-06-02: Light and Frothy

6/2/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner podcast, the two big topics are Trump's pardons and the Economy. Specifically Sam and Ivan talk about the grand plan, or lack thereof, surrounding the pardons and what messages that sends. On the economy, the questions are how much credit Trump should get for good unemployment numbers, does it matter that he tweeted about those results before they came out, and what's up with the big trade war that seems to be getting started? Along the way, they also...

Duration:01:17:12

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