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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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2017-10-20: Slide Into That

10/21/2017
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan go lightning mode for the whole show, just covering a wide variety of random topics. Everything from some gripes about iOS, to the viral "me too" explosion, to Trump's ability to be empathetic, to the situation in Kurdistan, to our thoughts on a 35 year old Star Trek movie, to healthcare, to geoengineering, to variety in podcast listening... and much much more! We're all over the place this week, so there will almost certainly be something you...

Duration: 02:02:35


2017-10-14: Locked In

10/14/2017
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about Hong Kong, the Republicans who are starting to worry about Trump, Trump's executive actions on healthcare and Iran, and Harvey Weinstein. Oh. And Sam gets locked in his office. Fun times! Show Details: Recorded 2017-10-14 Length this week - 1:58:02 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: 01:58:02


2017-10-05: Exodus

10/7/2017
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan talk about the Las Vegas massacre, the Catalonian independence referendum, and the ongoing drama within the Trump administration... with this week's highlight of course being Tillerson calling Trump a moron. Before all of those topics though, updates from Ivan on the recovery from the recent natural disasters in both Mexico City and Puerto Rico. Show Details: Recorded 2017-10-05 Length this week - 2:09:59 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music...

Duration: 02:09:59


2017-09-30: Intentionally Obtuse

9/30/2017
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Ed joins Sam for a discussion on the disaster response in Puerto Rico, the tax reform debate, and the hubbub over NFL players kneeling for the anthem. In addition to those major topics, they also discuss the Trump administrations ongoing approach to Obamacare, energy usage trends, Secretary Price's private plane flights, a movie Sam saw, and more! Show Details: Recorded 2017-09-30 Length this week - 1:35:00 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is...

Duration: 01:35:00


2017-09-21: Nap Time

9/23/2017
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about Hurricane Maria, the Mexican earthquake, and all the latest Manafort news. Then they move on to a lightning round, with shorter bits on Trump at the UN, Trump vs ESPN, North Korea, Cassini, the Clinton Book, and more! Show Details: Recorded 2017-09-21 Length this week - 2:04:19 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...

Duration: 02:04:19


2017-09-16: Shuck and Jive

9/16/2017
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On Curmudgeon's Corner this week, Sam and Ivan review the impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and compare to what Katrina looked like 12 years ago. Then they dive into politics, looking at Trumps latests dalliances with the Democrats and what should or should not be read into that, followed by a discussion on the latest efforts on healthcare from both the Republican and Democratic side. Then at the end, a discussion of this week's Apple announcements. Show Details: Recorded...

Duration: 02:15:01


2017-09-09: You Knew I Was A Snake

9/9/2017
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The week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about Ivan's evacuation from Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, more general thoughts on Hurricane Irma as it approaches Florida, Trump's recent moves that are making Congressional Republicans upset, Information Warfare in the age of Facebook and Twitter, and finally the Equifax data breach. Show Details: Recorded 2017-09-09 Length this week - 1:54:32 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray...

Duration: 01:54:32


2017-08-31: Two Humps

9/1/2017
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On Curmudgeon's Corner this week guest cohost Ed joins Sam to discuss Hurricane Harvey, the pardon of Sheriff Joe, Schneiderman teaming up with Mueller, gerrymandering, and partisan sorting as their bigger topics. But they also touch on Sam wearing a suit for the first time in over a decade, the speakers at the event he went to, and the possibility of just paying Democrats to move to red states. Show Details: Recorded 2017-08-31 Length this week - 1:59:04 The Curmudgeon's Corner...

Duration: 01:59:04


2017-08-24: Pour My Brain

8/26/2017
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan's main topics are the Republican Civil War that is brewing, and various Trump administration mini-scandals from the last week. But they also spend some time on the solar eclipse, MacBook Pros, Powerball, the military transgender ban, if Trump will have a primary challenger in 2020, the recent Navy crashes, Trump's Arizona speech, and more! Show Details: Recorded 2017-08-24 Length this week - 2:12:05 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is...

Duration: 02:12:05


2017-08-19: Punch the Cupcakes

8/19/2017
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, guest host Brandy joins Sam to talk about this week's news. The main topics for the week are of course the events in Charlottesville, everybody's reactions to Charlottesville, the reactions to the reactions to Charlottesville, and the debate over Nazis and free speech. In addition, they also discuss Bannon's departure, what that means to the administration, if we're heading toward an invocation of the 25th amendment, Bannon's "war"... and if the left...

Duration: 02:26:15


2017-08-11: Something that Scary

8/12/2017
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about North Korea, that Google document, Venezuela, the raid on Manafort, the latest from Trump, a book Sam read, and more! Oh, and we announce a Slack for the show. Enjoy! Show Details: Recorded 2017-08-11 Length this week - 1:39:50 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 from the...

Duration: 01:39:50


2017-08-03: Flexibility

8/4/2017
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan work their way through the very busy news of the last week. Scaramucci. Healthcare. Priebus. Kelly. North Korea. Trump. Russia. Flake. Democratic Purity. Oh yeah, and the results of Sam's wife's local election. They cover it all! Show Details: Recorded 2017-08-03 Length this week - 2:16:06 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...

Duration: 02:16:06


2017-07-27: Take it to the Bank

7/28/2017
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk healthcare (recorded before McCain killed it, oops), the Spicer to Scaramucci transition (recorded before Scaramucci's New Yorker rant, oops again), the Trump vs Sessions battle, and Kushner's testimony. But they also talk about the Charlie Gard case, data tethering, Ivan's treating himself after getting a new job, some TV stuff, Sam's wife's run for office, and even more! Another big full show as usual! Show Details: Recorded...

Duration: 02:14:12


2017-07-14: Nothingburger

7/22/2017
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan focus on the "nothingburger" of the Donald Trump Jr meeting everybody has been talking about. Nothing to see there, right? But before that, they do manage to get in some conversation on Trump's performance at the G20, and on completely non-Trump matters, they talk about unlimited data plans, kids and YouTube, and revisit the minimum wage. Lots of meat in that nothingburger! Show Details: Recorded 2017-07-14 Length this week - 2:08:38 The...

Duration: 02:08:38


2017-07-20: Stuff Like That

7/22/2017
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On Curmudgeon's Corner this week, Sam and Ivan dive into the latest developments in the Trumpcare saga, the revelation of the second Trump/Putin meeting, and Trump's revealing interview with the New York Times. Rounding out the show, shorter discussions of wearing different sorts of glasses, John McCain's diagnosis, odd happenings in Florida, and some factoids from Wiki of the Day. Show Details: Recorded 2017-07-20 Length this week - 2:15:16 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is...

Duration: 02:15:16


2017-07-07: Return of the Beep

7/8/2017
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On Curmudgeon’s Corner this week, Sam and Ivan’s main topics are North Korea and the dust up between CNN and the guy on Reddit. They pack a lot of smaller topics in this week too though. Rick Perry on Economics. The 2014 Annie remake. Dress codes in congress and elsewhere. The Seattle minimum wage. A listener fact checks our last episode. And much much more…

Duration: 02:04:17


2017-06-30: Ten and a Bit

7/1/2017
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the anniversary of the iPhone, using password managers, the travel ban, the healthcare bill, the newest Trump scandal news, and anti-Trump fake news. Oh, and also the Martian slave colony, and the fact that like the iPhone, this show is now ten years old too. Happy ten years to Curmudgeon's Corner!

Duration: 02:15:35


2017-06-22: Proper Stategy

6/24/2017
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about... things other than Trump! Amazing! Topic include the Senate healthcare bill, Philandro Castile, Charleena Lyles, Grenfell Tower, useless press briefings, escalation in Syria, the special elections in Georgia and South Carolina, layoffs at pollster.com, Uber, Sam's thoughts on recording candidate forums... and even some movies Ivan watched recently! A lot packed in this week... but relatively Trump light! OK, we couldn't avoid...

Duration: 02:29:24


2017-06-15: Uninhabited Atoll

6/16/2017
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the Baseball shooting in Virginia and the related issues about the tone of our political discourse these days. Of course they can't forget the Trump scandal developments of the week too. In between they squeeze in some talk about healthcare, Puerto Rican statehood, the great butter shortage, and a few other things. But most importantly, a very rare but special gift from Ivan. Tune in to hear what it is!

Duration: 01:25:11


2017-06-10: Take A Hammer To It

6/10/2017
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On Curmudgeon's Corner this week, Sam and Ivan dissect the Comey hearings and related issues, but there is a lot more too! They cover the Reality Winner case, Qatar, the UK Elections, WWDC, the lottery, Sam's new couch, and that isn't even all!

Duration: 01:55:41

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