A Kidnapping in Chicago
Happy New Year and welcome to episode 38 of Beer & Bros, brothers drinking beer and talking about the news. A lot has happened in the news since our last show. Celebrities have died, people have complained about politics, there have been shootings, and a group of four kidnapped and tortured a man with special needs in Chicago. That last one is the subject of this episode of the show. Join us for about 40 minutes while we discuss the situation and our views on what it means for America.
March on Washington
I don’t know about you, but I think marches on Washington are a good thing. They’re largely peaceful and a great way to make a statement within earshot of actual policymakers - people who can do something about your gripe. Coming up in January, there will be a “Women’s March on Washington.” This is being billed as a rally and they’re making sure to steer clear of the word protest. More on this later, but I will say I expect the event to be largely peaceful, as is generally the case in...
There have been a lot of terrible, yet interesting, things in the news this past week -- politics, fires, court cases, and more. This week on the show, however, Lyle and I decided to go for a lighter subject. A few weeks ago, my wife and I watched the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. This, combined with Leah Remini being in the news lately discussing her new A&E show, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath were the impetus for this week’s discussion:...
Flag Burning, Minimum Wage & Election Talk
With Thanksgiving behind us, Beer & Bros. is back with episode 35. A lot has happened since our last show, well, not exactly a lot - just a bunch of the same stuff. On this episode of the show we talk about the #FightFor15 movement, flag burning, America divided, and the “alt-right.” The post Flag Burning, Minimum Wage & Election Talk appeared first on Modern Life Podcast Network.
The 2016 Presidential Campaign Wrap Up
By the time you read this, Donald Trump will be the president-elect of the United States. Also, if you’re reading this, the world didn’t end. So, there’s that to be proud of. For episode 34 of Beer & Bros., Lyle and I decided to do one last pre-election talk. We also chatted about the results as they were coming in. Have a listen. I really believe this is one of our better discussions. The post The 2016 Presidential Campaign Wrap Up appeared first on Modern Life Podcast Network.
Since the Cubs Last Won
It’s been a long time since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. On November 2nd of this year, during game 7 of the 2016 World Series, they finally have a chance. Since it has been so long, for episode 32 of Beer & Bros., Lyle and I decided to talk a little about how the world has changed since they last won the series, back in 1908. Have a listen and see. The post Since the Cubs Last Won appeared first on Modern Life Podcast Network.
Debating the Debates
Thank God! The debates are over as the Presidential election is in its stretch drive. Millions and millions of people watched the three Presidential Debates. But does it matter. It is important for citizens to see candidates in a head to head discussion; however, does the content and context ever relate to the important issues and needs of our country? Over the decades, political debates have become more of a place of continual personal attacks rather than substance and discussion....
The Darwin Awards
For any of you who aren’t familiar with the Darwin Awards, here’s a little info. Charles Darwin was, and remains, one of the most influential people in history, most notably for his contributions to the science of evolution. The Darwin Awards are a tongue-in-cheek jab - a joke award - bestowed upon people who do stupid things resulting in their removal from the gene pool. This can be done either by dying or rendering oneself incapable of having children. After all, fewer dumb people makes...
The Debate on Presidential Debates
We, the American people, have suffered through two of this year’s presidential debates, and have just one more to go. One. More. Debate. I think most of us will agree that there hasn’t been much substance to either of the first two, and I’m not expecting anything to change for the third unless there’s another candidate on stage. Presidential debates haven’t always been the garbage fires we have these days, though. There used to be actual discourse concerning issues facing the American...