–We detail a host of technical difficulties that led to the show going live later than normal. Problems which may or may not be causing the funky sound quality you hear on the podcast this week.
–You want a baby update? We’ll give you a baby update! Robert Eugene Nelson IV was born in the early morning hours of Good Friday, and has more aliases than most criminals.
–Indiana’s “Religious Freedom” bill sparked a debate about whether it should be acceptable to deny service on the basis of sexuality. We propose an alternate suggestion.
–A police officer shoots a man in the back, lies about it to cover his tail, and a witness video uncovers the deception. Perhaps even more scary are the number of media outlets which reported the police department’s early statements as fact.
–Tweets sent by Trevor Noah cause many to demand he be fired before he even begins his stint hosting the Daily Show. Are we addicted to outrage? Aren’t there at least better things to be outraged by?
–Recommendations: Bobby and Jason co-recommend the new book by Peter Singer, “The Most Good You Can Do,” which opens up a discussion on utilitarian ethics, and how we feel about donating large portions of income to specific charities. Even better, we’re giving a copy away!
–Paranormal “researcher” David Rountree’s story of military heroics has fallen apart. A Freedom of Information Act request shows that he has repeatedly lied about his history and accomplishments.
–The world’s first human head transplant is set to take place in 2017, and we are very afraid of how this will turn out.
–An independent review of Rolling Stone’s “A Rape on Campus” article unveils a litany of avoidable journalistic errors. Rolling Stone personnel react as if it is no big deal.
–A report of a co-investigation between Anomalies Research Society and Military Veterans Paranormal into claims of the haunted history at Bobby Mackey’s Music World show that, not only do the claims not hold up to scrutiny, but that skeptics and paranormalists can, in fact, cooperate and produce good work.
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