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35 minutes | Jul 20, 2017
Privacy and Doxing ft. Ian Miles Cheong
"Once you've lost your privacy, you realize that you've lost an extremely valuable thing." - Billy Graham The culture war is heating up, and we're seeing the evil strategy of doxing becoming more common place. Employers, family members, friends, all become the targets of the enemy, especially one that wants to shame you into doing their will. Not all info leaks come from doxing, but the swift repercussions of too much of your information getting out to the public can be extremely damaging. This week's Hot Chaco focuses on the loss of privacy, and a personal story of how I accidentally made my son's "drunken passport baby" photo go viral. The fallout included ABC's Good Morning America finding my personal email address, the Daily Mail publishing other photos of my kid, and NBC news calling my work. To get a better understanding of the damages of a privacy malfunction or doxing, I spoke to online journalist Ian Miles Cheong. He is a writer for Heat Street, the Daily Caller, and for The Sun in the UK. He too had recently been doxed, and weighed in on his experience of being doxed, and that of other more famous breaches. You can follow Ian on Twitter @stillgray -- SOURCES: Original Reddit Post https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/zt4xz/my_wife_took_our_5_month_old_son_to_get_his_first/ Daily Mail Article that followed http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2203255/Nailed-Proud-pop-posts-5-month-old-babys-hilarious-passport-photo.html Sally Kohn on CNN https://youtu.be/Gd7OzgWDJyw Business Insider Piece on CNN Blackmail http://www.businessinsider.com/cnn-hanassholesolo-response-trump-2017-7 Vancouver Local Story http://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-drunk-baby-passport-photo-goes-viral-1.956080 HuffPo story on photo http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/14/drunk-baby-photo-vancouver_n_1885670.html Global News Story on photo http://globalnews.ca/news/286868/vancouver-drunk-baby-passport-photo-becomes-internet-hit/ Vancity Buzz http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2012/09/drunk-baby-photo-passport-vancouver/ Good Morning America story http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2012/09/5-month-olds-amazingly-awkward-passport-photo/ Parenting.com article http://www.parenting.com/blogs/show-and-tell/filip-parentingcom/dad-tells-dark-side-sons-funny-baby-photo-meme Follow-Up article with 8-Bit Dad http://8bitdad.com/2012/10/03/one-father-tells-8bitdad-the-price-of-going-viral-16000/ Vancouver Sun http://www.vancouversun.com/vancouver+drunk+baby+passport+photo+becomes+internet/72436
33 minutes | Jul 3, 2017
Comedy Politics! ft. James Myers
"The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds." - Lenny Bruce Talk about the Politics of Comedy with Stand-Up Comedian James Myers The comedy world has seen its fair share of pushback from the puritanical public over the last several decades. From Lenny Bruce being arrested after leaving the stage for saying the word "schmuck", or from overly PC college campuses, stand-up comedy as an art form has constantly been under attack. In this episode of Hot Chaco, we look at the history of comedy's most censorious moments, and towards the next 4-8 years of political comedy. Featured in this episode is an interview with comedian James Myers, who has had recent success by bucking the trend and incorporating what could be construed as "Pro-Trump" material into his sets. The audience loves it, much to the chagrin of his peers. Where does comedy need to go in order to survive the onslaught of thought policing? Listen to this bonus-length episode to find out. You can follow James Myers on Twitter - @MisterJMyers SOURCES: Bill Burr and Morgan Murphy debate https://youtu.be/sRfdNk1eeMo Aussie Comic dismisses heckler https://youtu.be/BjLZXYO-Jq8 Doing comedy on stage in College Campuses https://youtu.be/iR2nh_XmfkA Michael Richards https://youtu.be/BoLPLsQbdt0 Lenny Bruce – Blah Blah Blah https://youtu.be/rMkN8bMWTdw Sam Kinison: Homosexual Necrophilia https://youtu.be/RJ0sNZ5M1nE Springtime for Hitler https://youtu.be/uG6G1DinIss Amy Schumer shames audience member https://youtu.be/mp_2aaA999A Louis CK blasted for SNL monologue http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/louis-cks-snl-monologue-child-796233 Daniel Tosh blasted for his rape joke http://www.thedailybeast.com/why-daniel-toshs-rape-joke-at-the-laugh-factory-wasnt-funny
19 minutes | Jun 27, 2017
Bucket Lists ft. David Bishop
Apparently creating a bucket list is something that is very human. People of all backgrounds create them, and every year new people are crossing those items off and basking in the awe of their achievements. I spoke with Dave Bishop of the Papa N Penguin Fake podcast about the topic of Bucket Lists. Coming off a fresh bucket list item crossing, Dave did some reading on the topic and wanted to share his findings. What resulted was a great conversation about those things that keep us striving for more.
30 minutes | Jun 18, 2017
Father's Day ft. Papa Chaco
20 minutes | Jun 12, 2017
World Records ft. Ralph Hannah
"When you take the world, a lot of people are going to go out there to get you, really. I kind of enjoy that. I like being chased." - Adam Peaty What It's Like to Achieve a World Record ft. Ralph Hannah of Guinness Book of World Records To be the best in the world at something, is something that all bit a tiny minuscule percentage of humanity never will achieve. But for those persistent enough, and with enough God-given ability, a World Record can be a crowning achievement on a life worth lived. In this episode, I go over the most memorable 100m world record breaking races, and other massive achievements the world has seen. Through chatting with Ralph Hannah, an adjudicator for Guinness Book of World Records, I learned more about what it truly means to be the best, and what it takes, whether it's an individual achievement, or the banding together of a community.
20 minutes | Jun 7, 2017
Mashups ft. Devon Tracey
Life is like a mashup. Beautifully arranged with tunes we like most, and hate most... REEMA THE ART OF THE MASHUP WITH DEVON TRACEY Mashup songs as a genre soared to prominence starting around 2004, and went through a phase of extreme popularity around 2008-2011. But as record labels started to catch on, and flag the artists with copyright infringements, and the DJs' heads became too big to cope with the pressure of demand for new content, the genre began a recession. One way that mashups could make a resurgence, would be if the songs that were produced were accompanied by more visuals to engage the listener, and make a bigger mark on their memories. I contacted a video editor who has made several amazing music videos for mashups, and posted them on his TraceyRemix YouTube Channel. His name is Devon Tracey, aka Atheism is Unstoppable, aka the Atheist Roo. We talked about many things for over an hour (the full conversation can be found over at Patreon.com/JoelChaco), but most of all we talked mashups. We covered the bases, including what makes for a good mash-up, why do mashups matter, and what happened to them? To further build a case for the importance of mashups, I cover some background film theory, in particular that of Soviet Montage Theory. Given that a mashup is compiling two or more songs together, be they from completely different genres, in order to form a new genre or song, the background on film theory is applicable. Devon Tracey has created a variety of fantastic videos to accompany mashups, but my personal favourite is that of the Mashup Germany song, My Name is Not Ben Stiller. -- Do you have a favourite mashup of all time? Leave your feedback in the comments, or drop me a line on Facebook at facebook.com/realjoelchaco, or leave a voicemail at 713-454-7885.
23 minutes | Jun 4, 2017
Hypocrisy ft. I, Hypocrite
"The only vice that cannot be forgiven, is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite, is itself hypocrisy." - William Hazlitt There's nothing more off putting than to experience a hypocrite. As hypocrisy expert I, Hypocrite opines, "It's not a good look." In this episode, Joel Chaco delves into political hypocrisy, media hypocrisy, and our own hypocrisy. Joel covers some of the media's worst hypocrisy in coverage, as well as a recent shocker announcement when ABC decided to drop Tim Allen's popular sitcom Last Man Standing. Joel goes over what led to this event, and tries to see it from both sides. To check out more of I, Hypocrite's work, you can follow him on facebook at facebook.com/ihypocrite or on YouTube at youtube.com/ihypocrite. He also does some great writing at ihypocrite.net Joel spoke with I, Hypocrite about a series of other topics, and talked for over an hour. The rest of that conversation can be patreon.com/joelchaco
21 minutes | Jun 4, 2017
Sleep ft. Mr. Stanfield
Trying to function on a severe lack of sleep is never fun. Joel Chaco delves into what his current run of sleep deprivation is doing to him and his wife. In order to know more about the concept of sleep and what missing out on it can do, Chaco sought the opinion of Mr. Stanfield. Versed in the study of sleep health, Mr. Stanfield shares what can be done to catch up on sleep debt, and not to harm your sleep hygiene. If you want to hear the rest of the conversation between Joel Chaco and Mr. Stanfield, you can find it at www.patreon.com/joelchaco
21 minutes | Jun 4, 2017
TV Pilots ft. Larry Bleidner
"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, then to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things." - Niccolo Machiavelli This is the Pilot Episode — featuring Larry Bleidner And with that, this is the very first episode of Hot Chaco, hosted by Joel Chaco. In an effort to divert attention away from the fact that this is the pilot episode of the show, Joel covers the topic of TV PILOTS. These are the episodes that take a leap of faith into the creative sphere, hoping to get picked up and soar all the way into TV heaven... syndication. In this episode, Joel seeks the opinion and delves into the applicable anecdotes of the master of the TNS Dojo — Larry Bleidner of That Larry Show. Larry shares some of his experiences with television pilots, while working at a major network. In particular, he shares about a certain Craig T. Nelson vehicle that caused him to inflict some property damage. Joel also shares about his favourite pilots, including one that never got picked up... but it should've. Buckle up for a 20-minute ride, from your favourite love/hate Canadian... Joooooooooel Chaco. If you'd like to hear the rest of the conversation between Joel and Larry, visit www.patreon.com/joelchaco
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