Health Care is a Moral and Religious Issue

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The theatrics around the Affordable Care Act seem only to be matched by the public’s ignorance about what it actually is. Case in point: when late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel sent a reporter out on the street to ask people their opinions, they felt markedly better about the nuts and bolts of the Affordable Care Act [Read More...]

Bad Government, Good Food and Fall Sweeps

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Our guest for this week unexpectedly fell through, so you get a full dose of Christian, Amy and Jordan this time. We start out by taking it to our esteemed legislators in D.C. for their inability to get along with others as well as we expect by four-year-old daughter to behave. And after a fairly [Read More...]

A Strong Third Political Party for the Disaffected Middle

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I was talking to my wife, Amy, today about the news that Speaker John Boehner has requested movement from his party toward a temporary increase of the United States government debt ceiling. The shutdown in itself is problematic enough. Our leaders have willfully put about a million people out of work while they haggle about [Read More...]

Viral Blogs, Terrorists vs. Spiders, 9/11 and Pastrixes (CultureCast)

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This episode has been in the hopper for a bit, so don’t be mad at us for talking about 9/11 and flooding in Colorado. We start things off strong with a discussion of which gender and sexual orientation is best to get compliments from, an appearance from the famous Mattias Piatt, who provides some advice [Read More...]

We’ve Already Blown It in Syria

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Everyone is talking about what we should be doing in response to the discovery of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. But what no one seems to be acknowledging, from the most vocal advocates for peace to the staunchest hawks, is that our efforts are destined to fail, regardless of what we do. I [Read More...]

Exodus International’s Alan Chambers, Edward Snowden and Pussy Riot

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This week the CultureCast Crew Gets both timely and topical  when they welcome Alan Chambers, director of the organization Exodus International has been making headlines past few weeks.  Chambers talks through his public apology Christian, explains why he says he is still proud of the work the organization has done, talks about the planned closure [Read More...]

NSA, DOMA’s Demise and Don Draper (HBCultureCast)

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We have all sorts of stuff to discuss this week, and with Amy sidelined due to carousing, Christian and Jordan tackled it all alone. Okay, not entirely alone. We bring back Mike Collins, the hacker extraordinaire who explained Bitcoin a few months ago, to discuss Edward Snowden, the intelligence analyst who’s currently hiding out from [Read More...]

A Case for the Magic Money Machine

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I’m no economist, so I’m expecting that someone who understands global commerce better than I will set me straight. But until then… I, like a lot of people, am concerned about American foreign debt. It threatens to compromise the overall value of our currency and is mortgaging the future of multiple generations to come. We’ve [Read More...]


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