The Opinionated Broadscast
About This Show
On the Opinionated Broadscast we share our opinions with each other -- opinions about everything, from politics to pop culture, with a little bit of everyday life thrown in between. Most topics are researched via aggressive skimming and then dissected with a similarly aggressive level of skimming. Get psyched.
Most Recent Episode
Ellen Struggles and Laura Sees Hope While Still Being Blown Away by the Audacity of Some People
It's Episode 21, and Ellen and Laura basically sit down to record like they have to take some terrible childhood medicine. And actually, the episode turns out pretty well! After a check in on the difficulty of throwing successful surprise parties and Ellen harboring resentment toward a Safeway for carrying non-Kosher for Passover matzo crackers during Passover, we dive into some meatier topics (no pun intended. There is no meat. This isn't Arby's). Ellen talks about a new Surgeon General's Health Advisory that more Americans should carry naloxone (aka Narcan) to help curb deaths from the opioid epidemic- the first time such an advisory has been issued in over a decade. Laura talks about the state of New York passing a law that it is illegal to have any type of sex with someone in custody, even if police or corrections officers deem it consensual. Laura then goes on to discuss the many scandals of Scott Pruitt at the EPA, while Ellen mostly just keeps her mouth shut out of a combination of ethics concerns and general despair. Fun fact: post episode, Ellen realized she'd actually rubbed a tear into the skin over one eye out of aggravation. Protect that delicate eye skin, ladies! Laura continues to carry Ellen over the finish line with discussion of a progressive move by the district attorney in Philadelphia to stop prioritizing the prosecution of low level, non-violent crimes and shares a brief history of the impressive life and work of Maya Angelou. There's some talk about how we'd like to improve ride sharing apps and the audacity of Tony Robbins' take on the #MeToo movement (don't worry, he totally regrets what he said now that everyone has called him on his bullshit).We hope you enjoy the episode and remember, things could be worse! Find hope locally, lose morale globally! And of course, a few links: Surgeon General Issues Health Advisory: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/05/health/surgeon-general-naloxone/index.htmlIt's Finally Illegal to Have Sex with People in Detention : https://www.thelily.com/its-now-illegal-for-new-york-cops-to-have-sex-with-people-they-arrest/Philadelphia DA's Memo To Staff: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4415817-Philadelphia-DA-Larry-Krasner-s-Revolutionary-Memo.html#document/p1Tony Robbins and #MeToo - https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/04/tony-robbins-metoo-and-the-limits-of-self-help/557495/Actually, EPA ethics officials did state that it was okay for Pruitt to only pay for his apartment on days he was there: https://www.eenews.net/assets/2018/04/02/document_gw_01.pdfOh, and internal emails contradict Pruitt's story about not knowing about the raises: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/04/pruitt-epa-raises/557561/