Bubbles In The Wine

HWX returns with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe, the Nihilst in Golf Pants discussing the critical issues of the week:

* The new “Schoolyard” PSA about the importance of voting and some underappreciated aspects of this searing indictment on voter apathy. Also a broader discussion of the alleged sanctity of the franchise.

* The new feature “In the Bubble” featuring Ira Glass of This American Life and Jake Tapper of CNN. They put on the mantle of fact checkers and truth tellers regarding the ignorance of Donald Trump and his birther related speech earlier this month. We fact check the fact checkers and speak truth to the truth tellers and end up covered in soapy residue.

* What were they drinking this episode? A Deschutes Inversion IPA and a Summit Great Northern Porter.

All member feedback is welcome in the comments section. Hope you enjoy.

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There are 4 comments.

  1. Kim K. Member

    I still miss Loon of the Week and This Week in Gatekeeping, but In The Bubble is a good alternative.

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    • October 29, 2016, at 8:09 PM PDT
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  2. Podkayne of Israel Member

    Paul Happe, your “Monster Cash” song is a palpable hit. I rewound and played it a second time, and I will be playing it for my husband and recommending this particular podcast to unwary friends.

    It may all have been worth it for this. Happe Halloween!

    • #2
    • October 30, 2016, at 12:56 AM PDT
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  3. Brian Ward Contributor

    Kim K.: I still miss Loon of the Week and This Week in Gatekeeping, but In The Bubble is a good alternative.

    For you Kim, TWIG makes a special appearance this week.

    • #3
    • October 31, 2016, at 4:47 PM PDT
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  4. Matt Bartle Member

    Thanks for including the links and for the shout-out!

    • #4
    • November 4, 2016, at 3:41 PM PDT
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