TSP197: A More Sober Look at the News

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Two weeks since we last recorded an episode and Jeffrey Epstein is dead by suicide. We’ve had more mass shootings and Mitch McConnell refuses to do anything to help. Plus Shell employees were required to attend a Trump if they wanted to be paid for the day. Amanda also reviews Kathy Griffin’s documentary about her harassment from the Trump administration for her photoshoot in 2017.

 

Jeffrey Epstein’s Autopsy Reportedly Shows Multiple Broken Neck Bones

Attorney General ousts head of federal prison system in aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein’s death

Mitch McConnell fractures shoulder after falling at Kentucky home – Axios

Trump mocks fan for being overweight, mistaking him for protester – Business Insider

Shell Workers Had To Attend Trump Speech To Be Paid, Were Ordered Not To Protest: Report | HuffPost

#GreenShirtGuy: How I went viral (Opinion) – CNN

 

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TSP196: Drinking Our Way Through the News

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Warning: We have been drinking a little bit before recording this one, and it really shows by the end. Apologies if it’s really bad.

In this episode, we dive into the Jeffrey Epstein saga. Then we talk about Joshua Harris coming out as a “non-Christian” and some fallout from that. Then Chad does a quick review on a new game called “Church in the Darkness.”

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2019/07/03/jeffrey-epstein-documents-could-expose-powerful-politicians-businessmen/

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/jeffrey-epstein-trump-link-liking-women-on-the-younger-side-2019-7

 

https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/judge-set-decide-whether-jeffery-134329057.html

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/jeffrey-epstein-found-injured-marks-his-neck-new-york-jail-n1034301

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/celebrities-royals-politicians-brace-themselves-173401321.html

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/jeffrey-epstein-faces-pretrial-hearing-145532869.html

 

https://deadstate.org/christian-author-hidden-spells-in-country-music-songs-will-change-your-dna/

 

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/08/01/baptist-author-i-dont-want-joshua-harris-foreword-ruining-my-anti-porn-book/

 

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/29/us/joshua-harris-divorce-apology-scli-intl/index.html

 

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/this-is-just-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-six-michigan-priests-charged-with-sex-abuse-and-more-victims-are-calling-police-daily/

 

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TSP195: Last Month in Racism

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After having not recorded a new episode for almost a month, Chad and Amanda are back to recap all of the racist things that have happened in our country while we were gone. There really was too much to get to in this one.

 

https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/fired-cathedral-high-school-teacher-sues-archdiocese-of-indianapolis

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/education/2019/07/09/indianapolis-cathedral-high-school-gay-teacher-archdiocese-settlement/1686671001/

https://www.wthr.com/article/roncalli-co-director-guidance-sues-school-archdiocese-indianapolis

https://thinkprogress.org/miss-michigan-dethroned-over-racist-islamaphobic-tweets-02fdabe1d389/amp/

https://kfor.com/2019/07/11/couples-maga-themed-wedding-pays-tribute-to-president-trump/

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/louisiana-police-officer-suggests-facebook-aoc-be-shot-n1032281

https://news.ntd.com/female-voters-push-back-against-cnn-over-trumps-racist-tweets_357955.html

https://www.salon.com/2019/07/18/cnn-didnt-tell-us-its-supposed-panel-of-republican-women-were-literally-the-trumpettes/

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-says-democratic-congresswoman-apologize-152531342.html

 

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TSP194: Chad is Not a Psychopath

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Amanda tried to give Chad a personality test and screws it up in the process. Then we Catch up with the NXIVM cult, NRA TV being shut down, A Missionary the caused the deaths of 2 kids, and Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s craziness involving a pool boy.

 

NXIVM Cult trial: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nxivm-keith-raniere-guilty_n_5d0a839ae4b06ad4d25a6ac0

NRA Breaks up with PR firm:  https://boingboing.net/2019/06/26/nra-dumps-its-ad-firm-tv-crew.html

Leaving the JW’s: https://www.npr.org/2019/06/24/735352084/i-couldn-t-continue-on-a-former-jehovah-s-witness-on-leaving-the-faith

Virginia Missionary causes child deaths: https://people.com/crime/virginia-missionary-uganda-allegedly-caused-deaths-2-children-impersonated-doctor/

Jerry Falwell, JR and the Pool boy: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-jerry-falwell-jr-miami-beach-pool-boy-evangelical-explained-850380

Reddit AITA: https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/c3sx03/aita_for_wanting_another_child/

 

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TSP193: Near Death Experiences

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This week Ivanka Trump was super awkward trying to fit in with actual world leaders. We talk about E Jean Carroll and her accusations against Donald Trump and compare it to his own words. Then we dive into what happens to people when they have a near death experience. We also talk about a mentally disabled woman who is having an abortion forced upon her and our thoughts on that.

 

https://theslot.jezebel.com/ivanka-trump-had-a-lovely-weekend-pretending-to-be-a-wo-1836009171

https://www.thecut.com/2019/06/donald-trump-assault-e-jean-carroll-other-hideous-men.html

https://fox59.com/2019/06/20/archdiocese-of-indianapolis-to-break-with-brebeuf-jesuit-over-same-sex-marriage-issue/

https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/cathedral-high-school-follows-archdiocese-orders-fires-teacher-in-same-sex-marriage

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/can-science-explain-what-people-see-feel-during-near-death-n1024316?

https://www.ntd.com/catholic-woman-with-mental-disability-will-have-an-abortion-against-her-will-as-ruled-by-a-uk-judge_347380.html

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nancyvu/the-dalai-lama-wants-a-woman-to-succeed-him-only-if-she-is

 

 

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TSP192: Teacher and Student Scandal in Michigan

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This episode we are are all over the place. From Jill Duggars marriage advice to a former teacher at Amanda’s high school that has a trove of allegations against him for inappropriate relationships with students.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/former-sheriffs-deputy-arrested-connection-parkland-school-shooting-203100791–abc-news-topstories.html

https://www.businessinsider.com/nixon-lawyer-john-dean-parallels-mueller-report-watergate-2019-6

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/06/09/jill-duggars-marriage-advice-never-masturbate-and-always-be-available-for-sex/

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/08/us/yale-hotel-abortion-free-rooms-trnd/index.html

https://www.abc12.com/content/news/Goodrich-Athletic-Director-being-investigated-for–510776191.html

 

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TSP191: Pride Weekend 2019

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Amanda went to the Pride Festival in Indianapolis again this year and speaks about it. Chad Went to Indy PopCon and won another award for the show. This week we dive into some current new dealing with the LGBT community.

 

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2019/05/24/ark-encounter-owners-sue-over-rain-damage/1220627001

https://gritpost.com/armed-neo-nazis-crash-detroit-pride-police-escorting/

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/06/straight-pride-parade-milo-yiannopoulos-marshal.html

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/tomi-lahren-rips-critics-straight-190742275.html

https://god.dailydot.com/funniest-response-bostons-straight-pride-parade/

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/06/anti-lgbtq-christian-hate-group-cheers-trump-administration-shuts-hiv-cure-research/

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-48555889

https://www.washingtonian.com/2019/05/05/what-happened-after-my-13-year-old-son-joined-the-alt-right/

 

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