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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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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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2019-05-18: Meandering Stream of Molasses

5/18/2019
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the Trump administration stonewalling of any and all Congressional inquiries​, Trump's latest financial disclosures, and the rash of new anti-abortion laws across the country. Oh, and Ivan raves about a movie he saw. Show Details: Recorded 2019-05-18 Length this week - 1:30:37 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of Pleasure" (Amazon MP3...

Duration:01:30:37

2019-05-10: Better Than Coil

5/12/2019
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Ed and Bruce join Sam to cover a wide variety of topics. Election 2020 updates. Discussions on Syria and Iran. Some thoughts on populists and on nuclear power. And finally economic stats and machine learning. We've got about everything this week! Show Details: Recorded 2019-05-10 Length this week - 2:14:34 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of Pleasure" (Amazon MP3...

Duration:02:14:34

2019-05-03: Pure and Good

5/5/2019
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan and Sam cover four topics: The 1965 movie Doctor Zhivago, the idea of sending migrants to sanctuary cities, the Mueller/Barr conflicts, and Venezuela. And at the start, Ivan sings! Enjoy! Show Details: Recorded 2019-05-03 Length this week - 1:16:51 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:01:16:50

2019-04-26: There's Everybody!

4/28/2019
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan go lightning round style again. This time they cover Joe Biden's launch, the hollowing out of DHS, Trump's efforts to resist congressional investigations, the question of if the women running for president (specifically Harris and Warren) are getting enough attention, the failure of the Galaxy Fold, some feedback on previous Assange comments, and finally spam, of both the phone and email varieties. Show Details: Recorded...

Duration:02:06:44

2019-04-20: Hitch a Star

4/20/2019
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about, what else... the Mueller Report. They cover the collusion bits, they cover the obstruction bits, they talk a bit about the differences between the actual report and Barr's letter a few weeks ago, and of course,​ they talk about the potential political fallout. Oh, and Sam talks about universal time, and Ivan reviews a movie. Full show. Show Details: Recorded 2019-04-20 Length this week - 2:30:34 The...

Duration:02:30:34

2019-04-12: Penguins Taking Flight

4/13/2019
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This Week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan cover Mayor Pete, Avenatti, Assange, Brexit, accusations that Obama spied on Trump's campaign, the Democrats not being aggressive enough on investigations, bad sleep habits, and a book Sam read. Oh, and Alex contributes a song. Show Details: Recorded 2019-04-12 Length this week - 1:37:55 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of Pleasure" (Amazon MP3...

Duration:01:37:55

2019-04-06: It's a Monkey, OK?

4/7/2019
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner to make up for last week's one topic show, Ivan and Sam do an all lightning round show. 12 topics total for the show. These include a Trump/Russia update, because, well, how could we not. But also a bit on Sam's dogs, the "border emergency", Joe Biden's issues with being too touchy, Brexit, nuclear power, and six other exciting things! Show Details: Recorded 2019-04-06 Length this week - 2:16:52 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is...

Duration:02:16:52

2019-03-28: Driven Snow

3/30/2019
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan spend almost the whole show on discussing Trump/Russia, the end of the Mueller investigation, the Barr summary of the Mueller report, and the potential political fallout of all of the above. Before that, a quick recap on everybody catching the flu. Which was fun. Show Details: Recorded 2019-03-28 Length this week - 1:59:15 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh...

Duration:01:59:15

2019-03-21: Live from Seattle

3/22/2019
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner Sam, Ivan, Jenn, and Brandy meet in person after the Seattle meetup to discuss how people suck, including the people in the college admissions scandal, and the people running for President, and many others. Basically, people suck. Plus a little on travel, and the Seattle meetup itself. And a movie review. Even a bit on circumcision. A packed show. If you missed the meetup, listening to the show is the next best thing. Show Details: Recorded...

Duration:02:06:01

2019-03-14: The Ratchet Effect

3/16/2019
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan talk about all things Manafort, Pelosi's comments on impeachment, and the problems with the Boeing 737 Max. Also, Ivan talks about some online dating statistics and a movie he watched, while Sam gives one last reminder about the Seattle meetup. Show Details: Recorded 2019-03-14 Length this week - 1:49:58 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of Pleasure" (Amazon...

Duration:01:49:58

2019-03-07: Pod Coast Pod Roast

3/10/2019
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about Cohen revealing there were talks about pardons, that long rambly Trump speech, Fox news acting as an extension of Trump, Representative Omar's comments, and a bunch more. Yes, it is a lightning round show! You even get Ivan ranting about tangled cables, Sam plugging his Election Graphs site, and another reminder about the Seattle meetup! Show Details: Recorded 2019-03-07 Length this week - 1:47:44 The...

Duration:01:47:44

2019-03-02: Tug on the Thingy

3/2/2019
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the Cohen hearings, the North Korean summit, Ivan's trip to Vietnam, the Florida sex trafficking ring, and the India/Pakistan conflict. Plus, a reminder of the upcoming Seattle meetup. Show Details: Recorded 2019-03-02 Length this week - 1:46:54 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:01:46:54

2019-02-22: Where It's Supposed To Be

2/24/2019
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, first Ed joins Sam for a lightning round. They of course cover the latest Mueller developments, but also tax refunds, Venezuela, some books Ed read, and more. Then for the last part of the show, Sam is joined by his wife Brandy, who is attending the Power Rising conference and talks about her experiences there, including hearing from Stacey Abrams and Kamala Harris. Show Details: Recorded 2019-02-22 Length this week - 1:48:15 The...

Duration:01:48:15

2018-02-16: Toe to Too

2/17/2019
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner... lightning rounds! Sam and Ivan talk about a total of 17 different topics this time around. These include... the snow in Seattle, Roger Stone, the Green New Deal, Paul Manafort, a correction to something Sam said last week, food delivery, translating Trump into other languages, the National Emergency, an upcoming Seattle Curmudgeon's Corner meetup, and of course eight other things too. Enjoy! Show Details: Recorded 2019-02-16 Length this week...

Duration:02:40:00

2019-02-08: Lots of Hats

2/9/2019
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about a phishing link Sam clicked on, the Bezos blackmail attempt, the Virginia mess, and the latest Trump stuff. They also do a run down of the Democratic field for the 2020 Presidential race. Oh, and they have news about a Seattle meetup, and more! Show Details: Recorded 2019-02-08 Length this week - 2:32:23 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of...

Duration:02:32:23

2019-02-01: Personal Petri Dish

2/3/2019
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan finally gets his Potpourri segments! In those, he and Sam talk about Ivan being cold, reports of Texas voter fraud, an update on the economy and markets, the Huawei fraud charges, and a bunch of other stuff. Including Sam getting blasted by a famous poll watcher. Oh, and of course they talk about the shutdown ending and the continuing Trump/Russia scandals. Show Details: Recorded 2019-02-01 Length this week - 2:12:40 The...

Duration:02:12:40

2019-01-25: You Deserve It

1/27/2019
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss the Shutdown/Wall and Trump/Russia. Again. Then they squeeze in some international topics. Before that though, Ivan complains about the severe bone chilling 49 degree Fahrenheit cold spell in Southern Florida. Show Details: Recorded 2019-01-25 Length this week - 1:56:18 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of Pleasure" (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro...

Duration:01:56:18

2019-01-17: Meandering Around the Fields

1/20/2019
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan once again discuss the Shutdown/Wall and Trump/Russia. Before that though, a bit on the fast food feast at the White House, another movie Sam watched, and a story of a broken iPad. Show Details: Recorded 2019-01-17 Length this week - 2:02:28 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:02:02:28

2019-01-11: The Wheel is Still Good

1/12/2019
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan get back to the normal format with the main topics being the Shutdown/Wall and Trump/Russia. Before that, a bit on the Mexican gas shortage and a movie Sam watched. Show Details: Recorded 2019-01-11 Length this week - 1:45:43 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...

Duration:01:45:43

2019-01-05: 2018 Predictions Review

1/6/2019
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan review the predictions they made a year and a week ago for 2018. What did they get right? What did they get wrong? Were they amazing prognosticators, or would you have done better tossing coins or reading entrails? Tune in to find out... Show Details: Recorded 2019-01-05 Length this week - 2:08:50 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of Pleasure" (Amazon MP3...

Duration:02:08:50