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A group of guys discuss news, politics, sports, and entertainment with an eye toward topics that appeal to smart people.

A group of guys discuss news, politics, sports, and entertainment with an eye toward topics that appeal to smart people.
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A group of guys discuss news, politics, sports, and entertainment with an eye toward topics that appeal to smart people.




Episode 134: Poop Flavored Taffy

Much like that bag full of candy you pulled in last week, this episode is full of goodies and a few duds. We do a lazy mans version of the lightning round. Least favorite candy? Most inappropriate costume? The PopeRead more

Duration: 00:47:49

Episode 131: Large White Guy In a Strange Land

Ben and Dean are subjected to Eds vacation slides from his recent trip to China.Ben misplaced his bomb shelter. Dean is hoarding apps. Main Segment:Eds Trip to China Smart Suggestions: Ben: Generals Layout Pencil Uni-Ball Kuru Toga Ed:Pocket CastsRead more

Duration: 00:58:52

Episode 130: Time travel you difficult, yo

Dean, Paul, Ed, Ben and Jesse spend some time in your past talking about some time deeper in their past and also some time in the future, unless youre reading this in the future and then theyre talking about theRead more

Duration: 01:11:05

Episode 129: Future Tech/Lovenouns

Ben, Pauland Dean answer an extendedQuestion of the Week, ruminating on technology of the past and fictional future, then make a few Smart Suggestions for your present. Main Segment: Technology Old and New Smart Suggestions: Ben: Aphex Twin SyroRead more

Duration: 00:26:25

Episode 128: ‘Craft Punk

Ben gets to take the ol podcast out for a spin and Jesse and Paul are joyriding along as well. The meat of the issue is the acquisition of software developer Mojang and the ultra-popular game Minecraft by Microsoft. PriorRead more

Duration: 00:52:06

Episode 126: The New News Spoilers?

Ed, Ben, and Jesse debate the trend on twitter (and elsewhere) of news spoilers. They also debate the greatest rock riffs of all time. Smart suggestions, as always added but a $1.25 upcharge. Smart Suggestions: Ed: Lift (specifically September challenges)Read more

Duration: 01:00:26

Episode 125: Podcasting from the road

Jordan acts as our reporter in the field this week, as we call him during the middle of a cross-country move. The highlights are a chicken at a gas station and a beef jerky store that doesnt make Jordans topRead more

Duration: 01:10:29

Episode 124: Music Appreciation

This is kind of a get to know your panel episode, where we talk about our musical backgrounds. In case you dont know (and why would you) Jesse has studied music and composes in his free time. With that inRead more

Duration: 00:56:33

Spoilercast: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

In this bonus episode of the stuff smart people like podcast, Ben, Paul and Ed, completely spoil Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Comment on this episode Feedback:feedback@smartppllike.comLeave a voice message Subscribe:blog podcastpodcast onlyiTunes Social:TwitterFacebookTumblrGoogle+

Duration: 00:36:09

Episode 123: Utopia or Dystopia?

Paul hosts this weeks cast in which we discuss future inventions that never came to be (Jetsons style) as well as dystopia and utopia as portrayed in movies and television. Ed adds a new segment called Things I learned thisRead more

Duration: 00:48:33

Episode 122: Happy 75th, Batman!

Would Batman be a better superhero if he just ate a few more bananas and brazil nuts as a child? Ed, Ben, and Paul tackle this and other comic questions tangentially related to everyones favorite bat-based crime fighter. Spider-man, Watchmen,Read more

Duration: 01:07:47

Episode 121: DASHCONventional Wisdom

In this weeks episode of the Stuff Smart People Like podcast, we discuss the joys and miseries of running a convention. Ben reports onthe strange happenings at the first ever Dashcon, a convention for Tumblr users (totally unrelated to TumblrRead more

Duration: 00:59:41

Episode 120: Summer Movies, Some Aren’t

Paul, Ed and Dean answer a litigous Question of the Week, talk about the abysmal box office over the holiday weekend, make a few Smart Suggestions for your enjoyment. Main Segment: Box Office: ‘Transformers 4,’ ‘Tammy’ Top Dreadful July 4thRead more

Duration: 00:21:22

Episode 119: Who watches the game and watch?

Speedruns, lets plays, and esports. All of these are forms of entertainment where people watch others play videogames. In this episode Ed, Ben and Paul talk about what is so appealing about watching other people play and how it relatesRead more

Duration: 00:57:48

Episode 118: Headscratcher startups

At some point someone has probably tried to start a business revolving around a problem that nobody has. In the spirit of such strange decisions, Ben unearths a few strange startups that have appeared recently. Their shared characteristic is thatRead more

Duration: 00:37:14

Episode 117: WORLD cup

The big tourney of footy is upon us, so Ben, Ed, Paul and Dean try to make sense of it all. From pronunciation to logos to group play, the guys poseseveral questions and reveal fewanswers. Also this week: Question ofRead more

Duration: 00:25:09

Episode 116: A new challenger approaches!

Long time listeners may notice something is different in this episode. First of all, Ben is running the show. Secondly, there is a new regular panelist. Paul Curran,the Skeptical Statistitian himself(who also appears on the 44th episode of this augustRead more

Duration: 00:41:16

Episode 115: Return of the Lightning Round

With Dean gone, the gang have no recourse but to rest on their laurels and resurrect the lighting round, a special green guest calls in with the question of the week, and the three man crew rounds it out withRead more

Duration: 00:57:18

Episode 114: Politi-Comedy

In this episode of the Stuff Smart People Like podcast, the panel talks about politics in comedy. With John Olivers new show coming to HBO, the smarties love and hate comedians in the news. Whats the point of all theseRead more

Duration: 00:51:47

Episode 113: The Patronage Family

Come on gang, theres a song that were singing so donate some money. In this weeks episode, Ben, Ed and Dean explore the nature of small talk, supporting smaller artistsandpatronage.And as always they finish up with heaping pile ofSmart Suggestions.Read more

Duration: 00:23:20

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