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A quick 10ish minute news-suppository for people who think cable anchors don't scream at each other enough. Designed to give you just enough information to make you sound knowledgeable at the water cooler, but not knowledgeable enough to put you on a government no-fly list.

A quick 10ish minute news-suppository for people who think cable anchors don't scream at each other enough. Designed to give you just enough information to make you sound knowledgeable at the water cooler, but not knowledgeable enough to put you on a government no-fly list.
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A quick 10ish minute news-suppository for people who think cable anchors don't scream at each other enough. Designed to give you just enough information to make you sound knowledgeable at the water cooler, but not knowledgeable enough to put you on a government no-fly list.




Hard Factor 11/15: Michael Avenatti Arrested, Russia Goes After SpaceX, and China Makes a Fake Sun

Michael Avenatti got arrested for domestic violence after allegedly kicking a screaming woman out of his apartment. Russia says that they will be first nation to make it to Mars in their nuclear rockets, and that Elon Musk uses shitty technology in his SpaceX rockets. What the Hell China: scientists have made an “artificial sun” potentially capable of nuclear fusion, and electronics factories sound like the seventh circle of hell. Other headlines, including Jim Acosta vs. Trump, CIA...


Hard Factor 11/14: Melania Gets Tough, Amazon's New HQ(s), Elon Musk in the Sewer, and Herpes Monkeys in Florida

First Lady Melania Trump takes out West Wing employee Mira Ricardel for fucking with her travel arrangements. Billionaire Boys Club: Jeff Bezos and Amazon announce their new headquarters in Long Island City, NY and Crystal City, VA, and Elon Musk touts the sewer building abilities of his Boring Co. Thousands of herpes infested recess monkeys are terrorizing a park in central Florida; and other headlines, including California wildfires, smart toilets, and an illegal immigration bust.


Hard Factor 11/13: Secret Missile Bases in North Korea, Hillary 2020 Maybe, and a Nazi Themed School Photo

In a shocking turn of events, new evidence is showing several active missile bases in North Korea despite promises to end nuclear weapon production. Hillary Clinton is putting out feelers for another potential presidential run in 2020. A bunch of high school boys in Wisconsin are in hot water for making a nazi themed prom picture; and other headlines, including midterm election updates, RIP Stan Lee, and UFOs spotted in Ireland.


Hard Factor 11/12: California Bar Shooting and Wildfires, El Chapo Trial, and Uganda in the Soft Corner

California had a terrible weekend with enormous wildfires raging in the north and south of the state, and a deadly shooting in a bar late last week. El Chapo's trial is set to begin in New York, and he has “promised” not to kill any of the jurors. Uganda is cracking down on their zero tolerance policies for pornography, and that lands them smack dab in the middle of the SOFT CORNER; and other headlines, including Florida election recount, CNN vs. the White House over Jim Acosta, Babe Ruth...


Hard Factor 11/8: feat. The Wonton Don Talking China, Jeff Sessions Out as AG, and a Human/Dog Sex Ring in Thailand

Jeff Sessions is pushed out from his job as US Attorney General and weed stocks soar. A man in Thailand was busted for running a human on dog sex/pornography ring via Facebook. Hard Factor International Correspondent Wonton Don joins to discuss China making fake moons, President for life, banning dogs from going outside, and all kinds of crazy stuff; and other headlines including midterm election follow-ups, and Floyd Mayweather backing out of his kickboxing match.


Hard Factor 11/7: Midterm Election Recap and Bill Gates' Plan to Fix the Sewer

The Democrats take over the House of Representatives, while the Republicans retain control of the Senate, and we recap some of the notable moments from election night. We also cover Bill Gates' plan to implement waterless toilets worldwide, and fix the waste problem that plagues most of the undeveloped world.


Hard Factor 11/6: Election Day Rundown, Under Armour Strip Club Policy, and Generation Rx

We run through the basic landscape for this year's midterm election, and a list of our favorite candidates – PS make sure to vote today. Under Armour makes some changes to their corporate policy regarding using company cards in the strip club. Kids in Generation Rx (trademark Hard Factor) are literally killing their guardians; and other headlines, including teachers in trouble for halloween, Amazon deciding to ruin two cities, and our ELECTION NIGHT POWER HOUR ON PERISCOPE 10-11 PM TONIGHT.


Hard Factor 11/5: Election Hacking Attempt in Georgia, Tanzania Cracking Down on Homosexuality, and Elon's World: LA Tunnels

Gubernatorial Candidate Brian Kemp launches a “hacking” investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia just a few days before the election. Tanzania is cracking down on homosexuality, and the US embassy is warning Americans in the country to be careful. ELON'S WORLD: Musk releases a video of his new underground people moving tunnel in LA; and other headlines, including controversial campaign ads, Pete Davidson, and a yoga studio shooting.


Hard Factor 11/1: FT. Adam Carolla Interview and a Supreme Court Marriage Proposal

Turns out that two former Supreme Court justices were involved in an embarrassingly pathetic marriage proposal. We got an interview with Adam Carolla at Politicon, and touched on subjects ranging from Macho Man's death to The Rock running for president. Other headlines, including more troops to the border, a Jewish doctor patching up the synagogue shooter, Oprah hitting the campaign trail, and updated voting odds.


Hard Factor 10/31: Trump Contemplates the Constitution, Whitey Bulger Gets Axed and Some Guy Tries to go Full Hannibal Lector

On today's podcast. Donald Trump is not a big fan of people getting automatic US citizenship just because they are born here and he's thinking about doing something about it. Whitey Bulger led a gang, killed a bunch of people also snitched for the FBI before being #1 on their most wanted list for almost 20 years. Jack Nicholson played a character which was loosely based off him which was good, but Johnny Depp actually played him which was bad. All that and he's dead now because he was...


Hard Factor 10/30: Troops Headed to the Border, Walmart 2.0, and Venice is Flooding

5,200 US troops have been deployed to help defend the US-Mexican border in anticipation of the arrival of the Honduran caravan. Walmart is making a feeble attempt to compete with Amazon by creating cashier-less Sam's Club Now. Venice, Italy is experiencing terrible flooding; and other headlines, including an Indonesian plane crash, off-beat political commentary from Kellyanne Conway and Hillary Clinton, Jeff Sessions protested, G20 summit, and the latest racially charged rant caught on...


Hard Factor 10/29: Pipe Bomber and Synagogue Shooter in the Soft Corner, and Brazil's New President

The guy who tried to send pipe bombs to half the democratic party turned out to be a pathetic roided-out wannabe stripper, so we put him in the Soft Corner. BONUS SOFT CORNER: the guy who shot up a synagogue in Pittsburgh is a real piece of shit, as you might imagine. Brazil has elected a new right-wing president, and the celebration parties look amazing; and other headlines, including a soccer stadium helicopter crash, WWE Crown Jewel, and marijuana's role in the upcoming elections.


Hard Factor 10/25: Bombs in the Mail, Pre-Teen Satanists, and Yellowstone Paranoia

Pipe bombs got sent in the mail to several high ranking members of the Democratic party. Two young girls in Florida got caught plotting a satanic murder scheme against their classmates. People are concerned that Yellowstone national park is about to explode; and other headlines, including federal “sex” definition, mega millions winner, accidental arson, betting odds on the midterms, and a sad kid's birthday party.


Hard Factor 10/24: Honduran Caravan Update, Airplane Groper, and an Interview with Deborah Reno (Panty Selling Politician)

The Honduran caravan marches on toward Mexico City, where they will likely split up in different directions toward the US border. A Florida man groped a woman's breast on a Southwest flight from Houston to Albuquerque. Exclusive interview with Deborah Reno, AKA Misty Crockett, the used panty sales woman running for city council in Wyoming; and other headlines, including Erdrogan on Khashoggi, a weird virus in New Jersey, and a horrific Roman escalator accident.


Hard Factor 10/23: Avenatti Tax Troubles, Exploding Police Body Cams in NYC, and MAGA Rally Coverage from Houston

Turns out Michael Avenatti has a pretty shady history of tax evasion. Defective police body cameras in NYC are overheating and exploding. Finally, Wes and Pat recap their big day at the MAGA rally in Houston where they ended up randomly watching the speeches next to Alex Jones.


Hard Factor 10/22: Saudi Update, World Record Lottery Drawing, and Teacher Falls in Love with 11 Year-old

Saudi Arabia changed their story on Khashoggi again, and we examine the fallout. The world's largest lottery pot is up for another drawing on Tuesday. An insane 41 year-old teacher in NYC falls in love with an 11 year-old boy; and other headlines, including a pretty good NBA fist fight, Mitch McConnell harassed at a restaurant, and a wild party at Clemson.


Hard Factor 10/18: Honduran Caravan, Campaign Smear Ad Gone Wrong, and Khabib/Mayweather

A caravan of over 4,000 Hondurans is marching to move to the USA. North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp used false information about sexual assault victims to try and smear her opponent, Kevin Kramer. Khabib calls out Mayweather; and other headlines, including Don McGahn, Dr. Grant Robicheaux, Mueller updates, and military upgrades in Kaliningrad.


Hard Factor 10/17: Stormy vs. Trump Tweet Battle, RIP Dennis Hof, and Canadian Weed On Sale NOW!

Episode #69. Nice. Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump trade beastiality insults on Twitter. Legendary brothel entrepreneur and recent republican politician, Dennis Hof, passed away at the age of 72. You can buy legal weed in Canada starting TODAY; and other headlines including, Khashoggi updates, Mega Millions, and naked shark tank diving.


Hard Factor 10/16: Elizabeth Warren's Genealogy, Being Bezos: Blue Origin, and Used Panty Saleswoman Runs for City Council

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA tests that prove she maybe had a Native American ancestor 6-10 generations back. Jeff Bezos talks about his plans for his company “Blue Origin” to help 1 trillion humans populate the entire solar system (watch how here). A cam girl/used panty saleswoman in Wyoming is running for City Council; and other headlines including, Trump's beef with Mattis, RIP Paul Allen, Khashoggi update, Stormy Daniels dismissed, and Sears bankruptcy.


Hard Factor 10/15: Saudi Arabian Tension, Kanye's Big Weekend, and a Detroit Funeral Home Disaster

The death of a journalist in Turkey has sparked tension between the US and Saudi Arabia. Kanye West had lunch with President Trump, got mocked by SNL, flew to Uganda, and released a PSA about social media/mass mind control, all in one weekend. A Detroit mortician got busted for hiding old bodies in the ceiling, and other headlines including googly eyes on a statue in Georgia, Pete Davidson/Ariana Grande break-up, and a failed Himalayan exploration.