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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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Episodes

2018-01-11: A Longer Beard

1/13/2018
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan and Sam talk about the aftermath of the Fire and Fury book, the possibilities for Oprah 2020, and the implications of the FusionGPS testimony. There is also a little bit about Sam going to the gym, and Ivan's travel plans. But wait you say, what about shithole countries, paid off porn stars, and false missile alerts? Yeah, this was recorded before all those hit. Maybe next week if nothing more exciting happens first. :-) Show Details: Recorded...

Duration: 01:56:31


2018-01-06: 2017 Predictions Review

1/6/2018
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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 2017. They covered politics, economics, technology, international issues, and a variety of other things for good measure. What did they get wrong? What did they get right? Did they do better or worse than in the year before? Which topics did they excel in? Where did they fail completely? This week, you'll find out! Show Details: Recorded 2018-01-06 Length this week - 2:03:58 The...

Duration: 02:03:58


2017-12-28: 2018 Predictions Show

12/30/2017
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This week's Curmudgeon's Corner is the annual predictions show! Sam and Ivan give all their predictions for 2018 on the topics of politics, the economy, technology, international issues, and other random things too. Basically, predictions on anything they can think of. How will they do? Listen now and every week for the next year, and you will find out! Show Details: Recorded 2017-12-28 Length this week - 2:35:11 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray...

Duration: 02:35:11


2017-12-23: Milk This

12/23/2017
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan do their duty and talk about the tax bill... how the Republicans managed to get it done, how it will impact people, and what the political ramifications are. Then they put politics aside for a bit and talk about movies. All kinds of movies. From Star Wars to Dunkirk to Ninjago and others. Rounding out the show, some bits on Apple slowing down phones, Bitcoin, Ivan meeting an (acting) ambassador, an update on Puerto Rico... and more! Show...

Duration: 01:47:01


2017-12-15: Talk Good Enough

12/16/2017
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the Alabama Senate results, possible bias in the Mueller investigation, the Republican Tax Bill, Net Neutrality, Trump's judicial nominations, and the Patreon fee structure misfire. Plus Ivan makes fun of Sam's speech, and Sam's son Alex pipes up a few times. Show Details: Recorded 2017-12-15 Length this week - 1:37:02 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is "The Oh of Pleasure"...

Duration: 01:37:02


2017-12-08: Multiply Your Gifts

12/9/2017
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan is back from Moscow and joins Sam to talk about his impressions of Russia. They also hit most of the last week of Trump administration craziness, they talk about Franken, Franks, Conyers, and Moore as part of the latest round of sexual harassment fallout, and they round it out with a little discussion of Bitcoin, CryptoKitties, iPhone X, and even Sam's somewhat different Christmas tree. Show Details: Recorded 2017-12-08 Length this week -...

Duration: 01:30:53


2017-12-02: Deeply in Denial

12/2/2017
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam is joined by Ed, Darryl, and Jenn while Ivan is visiting Moscow. The topics this week are the CFPB leadership fight, Trump's mental health, Sexual harassment, and of course the Flynn plea deal and developments on the tax bill. Enjoy hearing about everything from a few different angles than we usually get from Ivan! You still have the same old Sam though. Sorry about that. Show Details: Recorded 2017-12-02 Length this week - 2:17:52 The...

Duration: 02:17:52


2017-11-25: No End to the Stupid

11/25/2017
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan try to keep it short, but still go over 90 minutes. With no big huge central stories this week, it is an all lightning round show. Topics include Trump's master plan, Flynn cooperating with Mueller, the Uber data breach, Plume Wifi, the Allison Mack sex cult, Star Trek and Star Wars, Trump being stupid again, initial iPhone X impressions, and much more. Those were only about half of the topics, so tune in to hear everything else they talked...

Duration: 01:31:58


2017-11-17: We Need Unicorns

11/18/2017
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan start out talking about travel things again. Ivan talks about "mileage runs". Sam talks about the dramatic end to his DC vacation. But then they move on to the news. The travails of Flynn, Page, Sessions, Don Jr, and Kushner with Turkey, Russia, Russia, Russia, and Russia respectively. Then the GOP tax plan. Then of course the mounting evidence that all men are scum, and what should be done about it. Show Details: Recorded...

Duration: 02:27:00


2017-11-10: Crawling on the Cable

11/11/2017
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan do eventually talk politics... namely Donna Brazile, this week's election results, and the accusations against Roy Moore... but first they talk about some more pedestrian things. Ivan has ants! Sam and his wife have issues with iPhones! Sam and his family have an adventurous vacation! So a lot of everything this week. Enjoy! Show Details: Recorded 2017-11-10 Length this week - 1:51:07 The Curmudgeon's Corner theme music is generously...

Duration: 01:51:07


2017-11-02: Rules be Damned

11/4/2017
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This week on Curmudgeon's Corner Sam is joined by guest hosts Ed and Darryl. They of course talk about the Manafort and Gates indictment, the Papadopoulos guilty plea, and the ramifications of all that to the Mueller investigation. In addition, they discuss the continuing revelations on the degree of influence social media has on our political process, the civil wars in both the Republican and Democratic parties, an old Ehrlichman interview, the opioid crisis, and gerrymandering. Show...

Duration: 02:10:09


2017-10-26: Cracks in the Wall

10/28/2017
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On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about sexual harassment again, Senator Flake and Senator Corker's rebellious statements, the possible scandal with the selection of Whitefish to restore electricity to Puerto Rico, and the massive churn of non-stories that seemed like they were a prelude to something big dropping... which did indeed happen... the indictment news... but only after we recorded the show. So we'll talk about that next week... Show Details: Recorded...

Duration: 01:23:48


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...

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

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