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12 minutes | Aug 31, 2015
#24: Major League Pajama Party
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter on Sunday night against the Dodgers. Arrieta had come close to throwing no-hitters several times in the past, but never quite got over the hump. Some would put the credit solely on Arrieta's reported amazing work either, others might say the Cubs coaching staff deserves some credit. Those people are all wrong, Dan Levy thinks Keith Conrad's early schedule the reason the no-hitter happened. Plus, Donald Trump is still leading all of the Republican Presidential candidates, and he already has two very high profile and experience people who are angling to be his running mate if he is the nominee.
14 minutes | Aug 17, 2015
#23: Ill-Conceived Tourist Advice
Keith decided it was a good idea to tell a friend visiting from out of town to check out the Chicago Air and Water Show this past weekend. He may have scarred them for life when one of the performers was killed. Dan questions the whole logic behind air shows to begin with. Psychologists say they’ve scientifically confirmed that playing violent video games can lead to more aggressive behavior. Plus, Keith had an unwanted visitor during his morning commute this week,
23 minutes | Aug 7, 2015
#22: What Happens When You Assume
Keith's early morning adventures with Public Transportation continue. We're well over a year until the 2016 Presidential election, but the Republicans had their first debate. Naturally, Donald Trump got most of the attention. For some of the candidates that might have been a good thing. Dan thinks it was good old fashioned entertainment, while Keith is left scratching his head at how some people reacted to the debate.
19 minutes | Jul 27, 2015
#21: I have no idea what you're saying but the Edens is clear
Keith's new job has led to a radical change in sleep schedule, which has caused him to have a bout with sleep paralysis. Dan thinks most people would be freaked out by that, but Keith is surprisingly un-phased. It turns out that both of them have their share of strange sleep experiences over the years.
20 minutes | Jul 17, 2015
#20: Chicago Red Line Late Night Survival Guide
Keith survived his first week of riding the Red Line through Chicago at 2:30am. He thinks that's a pretty monumental accomplishment. An Oakland A's fan is calling on Major League Baseball to add more protective netting to ballparks. Dan thinks they may have a point, but Keith says they should just toughen up. A single dad in Pennsylvania is upset after he walked into a Target store with his daughters and saw an action figure of a scantly clad woman with a chain around her neck. It was a Slave Leia action figure. Isn't it heartbreaking when kids don't recognize the classics? Plus, in the midst of the Confederate flag debate, a group wants to make Georgia's Stone Mountain a little more diverse and it may be an idea that everyone who grew up in the 1990's can get behind.
16 minutes | Jul 10, 2015
#19: Man vs. Nature: The Road To Victory
The Blackhawks have made a big change, trading Patrick Sharp just weeks after winning the Stanley Cup. Dan Levy says the move wasn't exactly a surprise, for a number of reasons. Keith Conrad is excited about starting a new job, but not as excited about what his very early morning commute will be like. Plus, Dan is fighting the ultimate battle of man versus nature. Ultimately, he should come out ahead in the fight.
23 minutes | Jun 29, 2015
#18: How To Speak Southern
Keith Conrad is in Huntsville, Alabama helping his brother and family move into their brand new house. The most unexpected problem has been the need to adapt to watching live TV after years as a cord-cutter. Also, given his many years of experience living below the Mason/Dixon Line, he gave Dan Levy a few times for blending in if he ever finds himself in the south. Plus, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game is coming up next week. They have made a change to the format of the Home Run Derby, with players having timed rounds instead of outs. That should make the painfully long contest a little more watch-able for people like Dan and Keith with short attention spans.
18 minutes | Jun 22, 2015
#17: Feeling At Home In Chicago
It's been a couple of weeks since Dan Levy and Keith Conrad last spoke, mostly because Keith has a hard time keeping track of what day it is. Since then, Donald Trump has announced that he's running for President. Naturally, people are looking a little more closely at Trump's dealings and what they've found has been a little strange. Even more strange than you'd think. Plus, Kristin Cavallari says that she was taken out of context when she said "Chicago's just not home" for her and Bears QB Jay Cutler. It's not clear what other context the words “Chicago’s just not home” can be taken in. Now she says that they love being in Chicago, and have roots here.
18 minutes | Jun 13, 2015
#16: The Right Stuff
(Apologies for the less than stellar audio quality at the beginning, it clears up at the 3 minute mark) Dan Levy and Keith Conrad mark the anniversary of a very specific date in Chicago sports history and talk a little bit about why people seem to be so obsessed with comparing sports figures from different eras. Keith thinks that it's time to have an intervention with advertising agencies who are overusing an Internet meme that used to bring joy to millions. The President of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP has been "outed" as being white. She's been telling people for years that she was an African-American woman, Plus, the porn website Pornhub has launched an Indigogo campaign to raise $3.4 million to shoot a movie in space. Keith thinks they may need to put more thought into the physics of life in space.
16 minutes | May 29, 2015
#15: The Bad Breakup
Dan and Keith are back after a week off because of Memorial Day travel and some illness mixed in. There was plenty of excitement around Keith's apartment before he left town, after shots were fired in the neighborhood. Because of his trip to see family and some work when he got back, Keith had to recount the gory details of his rather painful year dozens of times over the past week or so. The whole experience has him pretty traumatized. Thankfully there is a creative new way to get revenge on people who have wronged you. Plus, the CTA has launched a new ad campaign aimed at making public transportation users a little more polite. Dan and Keith both have their doubts about how effective it will be.
19 minutes | May 15, 2015
#14: 50 Shades of Stupid
A new poll says that 33% of people believe that Michael Jordan today at age 52 could still beat LeBron James on the basketball court. Keith Conrad and Dan Levy discussed what that would look like, and whether or not Jordan's walker would scuff the court. Meanwhile, there are a couple of very strange stories involving our education system. A teacher in West Virginia is in hot water because of the video they showed their class as a reward for doing well. Plus, a biology teacher in Oklahoma City is also facing the wrath of some angry parents for taking time out of class to put together a viral video of questionable content.
21 minutes | May 4, 2015
#13: Dan's Adventures In Piracy
Keith had another couple of run-ins with his favorite neighborhood homeless person. In a spring that has seen many memes completely take over the Internet, Microsoft may have come up with the most evil: A website that will predict your age based on nothing but a photo. Neither Keith nor Dan were pleased with their results. Plus, the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao provided Dan with the opportunity to try some new technology for the very first time.
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