26 minutes | Jul 15, 2018
SPP - Ep. 42 Body Parts
Download the episode here! Show Summary This week is the week for great NEWS! Tune in and hear me ramble on about different stories dealing with body parts and also a mysterious death or two? Yup Gonna be fun thanks for subscribing and leaving me a nice 5 star rating! You all rock! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Michael's Info Liked the music from this weeks ep? Go check out Soft and Furious where ever you listen to your music! Also thanks to djfroyd from freesound at https://freesound.org/people/djfroyd/sounds/330574/ for the techno loop! "A Penis Drawing That Can Be Seen From Space has Popped Up in Australia" - Science Alert - By Signe Dean - Ran 06/29/2018 - https://www.sciencealert.com/penis-satellite-space-google-maps-australia-marree-man-geoglyph "He stole the identity of a dead 8-year-old. Police want to know what he was hiding from." - The Washington Post - By Kyle Swenson - Ran 06/22/2018 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/06/22/he-stole-the-identity-of-a-dead-8-year-old-police-now-want-to-know-what-he-was-hiding-from/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2fa6dbff07f3 "Man dies after friend blows air up his rectum in 'prank' gone wrong" - Metro - By jessicaemckay - Ran 07/15/2018 - https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/15/man-dies-after-friend-blows-air-up-his-rectum-in-prank-gone-wrong-7718081/ "Keep on Moving: the bizarre dance epidemic of summer 1518" - The Guardian - By John Waller - Ran 07/05/2018 - https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/jul/05/bizarre-dance-epidemic-of-summer-1518-strasbourg "Indian man cuts off world record fingernails in New york" - UPI - By Ben Hooper - Ran 07/19/2018 - https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/07/12/Indian-man-cuts-off-world-record-fingernails-in-New-York/6771531404934/\ _Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship - The Telegraph - By Joel Adams - Ran 07/14/2018 - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/14/sir-david-attenborough-launches-boaty-mcboatface-polar-ship/ "Women survives seven days trapped after crashing car off California cliff by drinking radiator water" - The Telegraph - By Telegraph Reporters - Ran 07/15/2018 - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/15/woman-survives-seven-days-trapped-crashing-car-california-cliff/ "Woman gets Kinder Egg stuck in her vagina after 'romantic' proposal goes horribly wrong" - Mirror - By Courtney Pochin - Ran 07/10/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/woman-gets-kinder-egg-stuck-12888654 Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week!
30 minutes | Jul 8, 2018
SPP - Ep. 41 Clouds of Mass Destruction
Show Summary What's up peeps? Welcome to ep 41 where I, your boy sexy Michael, lay the news before you with a bow. Listen in as I talk about a possible WWIII scenario all the way to a device that sniffs your what? and tells you WHAT? Yeah I cover that. You just need to tune in and imma bring you the news! Music Guest @BenJaminBanger Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Michael's Info Loved the music this week on the show go check out BenJamin Banger on Instagram @BenJaminbanger or his website is http://smarturl.it/hjfi20 "Iranian General Accuses Israel of Stealing His Country's Clouds and Snow" - Oddity Central - By Spooky - Ran 07/03/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/news/iranian-general-accuses-israel-of-stealing-his-countrys-clouds-and-snow.html "Nobody knows why it's rained poo 18 times over British Columbia" - Metro - By Kate Buck - Ran 07/02/2018 - https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/02/nobody-knows-why-its-rained-poo-18-times-over-british-colombia-7676952/ "Japan's Yakuza gangs face crackdown as they cash in on .... sea cucumbers" - Telegraph - By Danielle Demetriou - Ran 07/02/2018 - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/02/japans-yakuza-gangs-face-crackdown-cash-sea-cucumbers/ "Couple find 23-year-old message hidden in their bathroom" - BBC - By George Pierpoint - Ran 07/05/2018 - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44710704 "When Spiders Go Airborne, It's Electric - Literally" - npr - By Nell Greenfieldboyce - Ran 07/05/2018 - https://www.npr.org/2018/07/05/626123698/when-spiders-go-airborne-it-s-electric-literally "FXhibition Returns To Comic-Con With 'Mayans M.C.', 'Legion', others" - Deadline - By Greg Evans - Ran 07/05/2018 - https://deadline.com/2018/07/fxhibition-comic-con-fx-mayans-m-c-legion-its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-1202421825/amp/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&__twitter_impression=true "'Trump Baby' balloon gets green light from London mayor" - CNN - By James Masters - Ran 07/05/2018 - https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/07/05/europe/donald-trump-baby-trump-uk-intl/index.html "This Japanese Gadget Tells You How Bad You Stink" - odditycentral - By Spooky - Ran 07/03/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/technology/this-japanese-gadget-tells-you-how-bad-you-stink.html "Sony posted a whole movie to YouTube instead of the trailer" - engadget - By Timothy J. Seppala - Ran 07/03/2018 - https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/03/sony-khali-the-killer-red-band-trailer-upload/ Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at email@example.com. See you next week!
53 minutes | Jul 2, 2018
SPP - Ep. 40 Two Armed Orange God
Download the episode here! Show Summary YES it finally happened I have a guest host on the show! I would like to welcome Adam Higgins from the Odd Dad Out Podcast! Adam and I bring you that great news this week from money rats to back biting ladies, oh we also play a game, its fun stuff. So listen in and enjoy yourself some fresh comedy news! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Michael's Info Loved the music this week on the show go check out BenJamin Banger on Instagram @BenJaminbanger or his website is http://smarturl.it/hjfi20 "Indian Man Prays to Photo of Donald Trump Every Day" - OddityCentral - By Spooky - Ran 06/27/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/news/indian-man-prays-to-photo-of-donald-trump-every-day.html "Celebrity Masseuse Literally Bites Her Clients to Promote Blood Circulation" - OddityCentral - By Spooky - Ran 06/29/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/news/celebrity-masseuse-literally-bites-her-clients-to-promote-blood-circulation.html "FBI agent loses his gun during dance=floor backflip, accidentally shoots bar patron" - CNN - By Holly Yan and Artemis Moshtaghian - Ran 06/04/2018 - https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/03/us/dancing-fbi-agent-gun-discharge/index.html "Shocked mum hears 'groany sex noises' coming from her hedge - needs advice on what to do" - Mirror - By Courtney Pochin - Ran 06/27/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/stunned-mum-keeps-stumbling-across-12802733 Adam's Info Check out Adam at his website http://odddadoutpodcast.com/ or where ever you listen to your podcasts "Rats eat $19,000 in ATM in India" - CTV News - By The Associated Press - Ran 06/22/2018 - https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/world/rats-eat-19-000-in-atm-in-india-1.3984359 "PD: Man in stolen vehicle flees because parole agent told him not to have police contact" - Channel 3000 - By Unknown - Ran 06/25/2018 - https://www.channel3000.com/news/crime/pd-man-in-stolen-vehicle-flees-because-parole-agent-told-him-not-to-have-police-contact/758398144 "Man Doesn't give Up on Dream of Finding a Wife Despite Being Rejected 80,000 Times" - Odditycentral - By Spooky - Ran 06/27/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/news/man-doesnt-give-up-on-dream-of-finding-a-wife-despite-being-rejected-80000-times.html "Police: Machete wielding ex forces Montana man to undress" - SFGate - By Unknown - ran 06/26/2018 - https://m.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Police-Machete-wielding-ex-forces-Montana-man-to-13025663.php "Man trolls festival-goers by selling hot dog water for 30 pounds and people actually bought it" - Mirror - Courtney Pochin - Ran 06/23/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/man-trolls-festival-goers-selling-12773284 Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week!
26 minutes | Jun 25, 2018
SPP - Ep. 39 May The Space Force Be With You
Download the episode here! Show Summary Welcome to another ep of SPP! On this one we take a look at a couple different crazy Presidents from around the globe that are doing some "interesting" things from this past week. Also a couple different stories that were brought to us from listeners just like you, along with your favorite quick news bits that you just gotta know! So why don't you listen in and get your dose of news for this week. Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Michael's Info Loved the music this week on the show go check out BenJamin Banger on Instagram @BenJaminbanger or his website is http://smarturl.it/hjfi20 "Why Trump's 'Space Force' Wont -and shouldn't - Happen" - Time - By Jeffrey Kluger - Ran 06/19/2018 - http://time.com/5316007/space-force-trump/ "The Czech President Invites you to watch him burn some huge red underpants" - NPR - By Colin Dwyer - Ran 06/15/2018 - https://www.npr.org/2018/06/15/620297604/the-czech-president-invites-you-to-watch-him-burn-some-huge-red-underpants "Canada Senate approves recreational use of Marijuana" - Reuters - By Reauters staff - Ran 06/19/2018 - https://in.reuters.com/article/us-canada-cannabis/canada-senate-approves-recreational-use-of-marijuana-idINKBN1JG06B\ "Star Wars fans start campaign to remake The Last Jedi" - cnet - By Bonnie Burton - Ran 06/21/2018 - https://www.cnet.com/news/star-wars-fans-start-campaign-to-remake-the-last-jedi/ "Python Swallows Woman Whole-What Experts Say About the Rare Attack" - National Geographic - By Sarah Gibbens - Ran 06/18/2018 - https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/06/python-attack-woman-indonesia-animals/ "What is Juneteenth? We explain the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery" - USA Today - By USA today Editors - Ran 06/19/2018 - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/06/19/what-juneteenth-holiday-end-slavery/713313002/ "Man with tattoo of a gun on his face charged with illegally possessing a gun" - USA today - By Joel Shannon - Ran 06/19/2018 - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/06/19/man-gun-tattoo-face-charged-illegally-possessing-gun/716362002/ "Off with e's head: E-cig explosion causes first vaping death" - The Register - By Lain Thomson - Ran 05/16/2018 - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/16/exploding_ecig_kills/ Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at email@example.com. See you next week!
30 minutes | Jun 17, 2018
SPP - Ep. 38 New Beginnings
Show Summary Hey Fam its your favorite news podcast Back AT IT again! So sorry for the lack of shows these past few weeks, Life has happened and some changes are going to be taking place for us. Listen in to the show to get the full details, BUT we still are bringing you the news and this week. We go from The ACTUAL death of Net Neutrality, to a psychopathic A.I. from MIT! So Sit back relax and enjoy yourself some news. Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Michael's Info Liked the music in this EP check out BenJamin Banger on IG and Twitter @BenJaminBanger or head over to his website at http://smarturl.it/hjfi20 "Net Neutrality is dead - what now?" - The Verge - By Makena Kelly - Ran 06/15/2018 - https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/11/17439456/net-neutrality-dead-ajit-pai-fcc-internet "Gaming addiction can be treated on the NHS after it is declared a medical disorder" = The Telegraph - By Charles Hymas - Ran 06/15/2018 - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/15/video-game-addicts-can-seek-treatment-nhs-condition-classified/ "Trump says he gave Kim Jong Un his direct number. Never do that" - WIRED - By Lily hay newman - Ran 06/15/2018 - https://www.wired.com/story/trum-kim-jong-un-direct-number-bad-idea/ "Meet Norman - the world's first 'psychopathic artificial intelligence' unveiled by MIT" - Sky News - By Sky News - Ran 06/12/2018 - https://news.sky.com/story/meet-norman-the-worlds-first-psychopathic-artificial-intelligence-unveiled-by-mit-11402216 "Watch Strange, Glowing Bacteria Harpoon and Swallow DNA to Evolve" - Live Science - By Rafi Letzter - Ran 06/12/2018 - https://www.livescience.com/62797-dna-harpoon-bacteria-evolution-horizontal-transfer.html "Man arrested after calling police to have his drugs tested" - CNN - By Amanda Jackson - Ran 06/14/2018 - https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/us/florida-man-police-test-meth-arrest-trnd/index.html "Proposal to split California into three states makes november ballot" - ABC News - By Karma Allen - Ran 06/13/2018 - https://abcnews.go.com/US/proposal-split-california-states-makes-november-ballot/story?id=55855441 "Police Investigate abuse of MARVEL comics' Stan Lee" - KTVB.com - By Associated Press - Ran 06/13/2018 - https://www.ktvb.com/mobile/article/news/nation-world/police-investigate-elder-abuse-of-marvel-comics-stan-lee/564181749 "And the most caffeinated nation is..." -Ozy - By Fiona Zublin - Ran 06/14/2018 - https://www.ozy.com/acumen/and-the-most-caffeinated-nation-is/87049?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week!
45 minutes | May 20, 2018
SPP - Ep. 37 - WOW
Show Summary Oh wow, do we have a special guest this week? Tune in to find out which Hollywood star most decidedly did not join in on the recording! The news line-up for this week includes: extra-terrestrial octopus, marsupials so horny they could die, the monstrous void eating the universe, Made in China labels and their secret value, a study on human spatial awareness, and snail tortur-I mean testing! Next, for the game enjoy a delightful bout of News Libs! Thanks for listening! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Michael's Info "Scientists declare octopi life from another world" - boingboing - By Jason Weisberger - Ran 05/15/2018 - https://boingboing.net/2018/05/15/scientists-declare-octopi-as-l.html "The 'sexually-suicidal' mammals killing themselves with violent SEX sessions lasting up to 14 hours" - Mirror - By Tom Davidson - Ran 05/16/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/sexually-suicidal-mammals-killing-themselves-12522258 "Small truck carries two cars at once in Arkansas" - UPI - By Ben Hooper - Ran 05/14/2018 - https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/05/14/Small-truck-carries-two-cars-at-once-in-Arkansas/4891526318415/ "Family fives up 'puppy' that turned out to be black bear" - UPI - By Ben Hooper - Ran 05/15/2018 - https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/05/15/Family-gives-up-puppy-that-turned-out-to-be-black-bear/6561526398275/ Caleb's Info “Spatial representations of the viewer's surroundings” - Tohoku University - Satoshi Shioiri, Masayuki Kobayashi, Kazumichi Matsumiya and Ichiro Kurik - Ran 05/09/2018 - https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/press/eyes_in_the_back_of_the_head.html “Scientists Have Successfully Transplanted A Memory Between Two Snails” - IFL Science - Stephen Luntz - Ran 15/02018 - http://www.iflscience.com/brain/scientists-have-successfully-transplanted-a-memory-between-two-snails/ “Uranus smells like farts, scientists confirm” - CBC - Unknown - Ran 04/25/2018 - http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.4633051/uranus-smells-like-farts-scientists-confirm-1.4633058 “American Airlines bans insects, hedgehogs and goats as emotional support animals”- CNN Money - Julia Horowitz - Ran 05/15/2018 - http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/14/news/american-airlines-emotional-support-animals-policy/index.html Kevin's Info "Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen, and it's got a monster appetite" - CNN - By Harmeet Kaur - Ran 05/17/2018 - https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/16/health/fastest-growing-black-hole-trnd/index.html "Shipwreck mystery solved thanks to 800-year-old 'Made in China' label" - Fox News - By James Rogers - Ran 05/16/2018 - http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/05/16/shipwreck-mystery-solved-thanks-to-800-year-old-made-in-china-label.html "The Air Force Would Appreciate Some Help Finding a Box of Grenades That Fell Off a Truck" - Gizmodo - By Tom McKay - Ran 05/15/2018 "Woman fired for bringing laxative-filled brownies to coworker's send-off, police say" - Michigan Live - By Darcie Moran - Ran 05/15/2018 - http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2018/05/laxative-filled-brownies.html Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at email@example.com. See you next week!
51 minutes | May 14, 2018
SPP - Ep. 36 - Fissures
Show Summary Happy belated Mother's day to all you mothers out there! You Rock! This week in the WaterCooler Rundown, learn about a Nazi grandma, the Hawaii lave fissures (fishers?), laser eye balls, trained jumping spiders, terrible facial recognition, and easiest business fraud ever committed. For the game, Headlines against Humanity makes a triumphant return. Thanks for tuning in! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Michael's Info "'Nazi Grandma,' sentenced for denying holocaust, goes to prison" - USA Today - By Deutsche Welle - Ran 05/08/2018 - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/05/08/nazi-grandma-ursula-haverbeck-who-denies-holocaust-taken-jail/589613002/ "Days, Weeks, years? Scientist Say Hawaii volcano Eruption Has No End in Sight" NPR - By Merrit Kennedy - Ran 05/08/2018 - https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/08/609503580/days-weeks-years-scientists-say-hawaiis-erupting-volcano-has-no-end-in-sight "Woman Allegedly Blows Up Pee Sample In A 7-Eleven Microwave" - HuffingtonPost - By David Moye - Ran 05/07/2018 - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/angelique-sanchez-urine-7-eleven-microwave_us_5aefcf64e4b0c4f19323fd8 "You can now buy socks with your favourite porn stars on them" - Metro - By Kate Buck - Ran 05/08/2018 - http://metro.co.uk/2018/05/08/you-can-now-buy-socks-with-your-favourite-porn-stars-on-them-7530681/ "Wisconsin man eats 30,000th Big Mac" - UPI - By Ray Downs - Ran 05/06/2018 - https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/05/06/Wisconsin-man-eats-30000th-Big-Mac/4071525655886/ "David Goodall. Australia's oldest scientist, end his own life aged 104" The Guardian - By Philip Oltermann - Ran 05/10/2018 - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/10/david-goodall-australias-oldest-scientist-ends-his-own-life-at-104 Caleb's Info “Why do human feet keep washing ashore in British Columbia?” - The Guardian - Ellen Brait - Ran 05/09/2018 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/23/british-columbia-canada-human-feet-mystery “A soldier needed an ear transplant. Doctors 'grew' a new one in her arm.” - SF Gate - Allysun Chiu - Ran 05/10/2018 - https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/soldier-ear-transplant-on-arm-Shamika-Burrage-12903354.php “Druid witch stabbed by neighbour angry at his noisy pagan rituals” - The Telegraph - Telegraph Reporters - Ran 05/10/2018 - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/10/druid-witch-attacked-stabbed-neighbours-had-enough-noisy-pagan/ “‘My dog shot me’” - The Messenger - Joe Sutter - Ran 05/10/2018 - http://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2018/05/my-dog-shot-me/ “Scientists train regal jumping spider called Kim to leap on demand” - Sky News - Unknown - Ran 05/08/2018 - https://news.sky.com/story/scientists-train-regal-jumping-spider-called-kim-to-leap-on-demand-11363747 “NEW CONTACT LENS COULD LET YOU SHOOT LASERS FROM YOUR EYES” - Newsweek - Aristos Georgiou - Ran 05/02/2018 - http://www.newsweek.com/ultrathin-film-invented-which-lets-you-shoot-lasers-your-eyes-908641 Kevin's Info "Facial Recognition Used by Wales Police Has 90 Percent False Positive Rate" - Gizmodo - By AJ Dellinger - Ran 05/06/2018 - https://gizmodo.com/facial-recognition-used-by-wales-police-has-90-percent-1825809635 "Man Allegedly Used Change Of Address Form To Move UPS Headquarters To His Apartment" - NPR - By Laurel Wamsley - Ran 05/10/2018 - https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/10/610102872/man-allegedly-used-change-of-address-form-to-move-ups-headquarters-to-his-apartm "Criminals used a drone swarm to disrupt an FBI hostage rescue" - engadget - By Jamie Rigg - Ran 05/04/2018 - https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/04/drone-swarm-fbi-hostage-rescue/ "Kroger ground beef among 17.7 tons recalled for potential plastics contamination" - USA Today - By Mike Snider - Ran 05/03/2018 - https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/05/03/kroger-ground-beef-among-35-000-pounds-recalled-potential-plastic-bits/576241002/ "CDC apologizes for hiding ticks on a poppyseed muffin to warn of Lyme disease threat" - USA Today - By Josh Hafner - Ran 05/08/2018 - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/05/08/cdc-apologizes-putting-ticks-muffin-warn-lyme-disease/592531002/ "Idaho State University loses weapons-grade plutonium capable of making a dirty bomb" - Fox News - By Fox News - Ran 05/08/2018 - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/08/idaho-state-university-loses-weapons-grade-plutonium-capable-making-dirty-bomb.html Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week!
44 minutes | May 6, 2018
SPP - Ep. 35 - Butterfly Kisses
Show Summary Knowledge bombs inbound! Prepare yourself, for in this week's WaterCooler Rundown we present perplexing cancer, flat earth conventions, floating nuclear plants, delicious e-cig juice, babies in office, and corporate mind reading. Next, we take a good hard look at what we would rather do in a short sweet game of Would You Rather. Thanks for tuning in! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Michael's Info "Russia Launches Floating Nuclear Power Plant; It's Headed To The Arctic" - NPR - By Bill Chappell - 04/30/2018 - https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/30/607088530/russia-launches-floating-nuclear-power-plant-its-headed-to-the-arctic "Chinese Companies Equip Workers with Brainwave Reading Helmets to increase Productivity" - OddityCentral - By Spooky - Ran 05/02/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/technology/chinese-companies-equip-workers-with-brainwave-reading-helmets-to-increase-productivity.html "Brazilian Soccer Fan Tattoos His Favorite Team's Jersey on His Torso" - Odditycentral - By Spooky - Ran 04/25/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/news/brazilian-soccer-fan-tattoos-his-favorite-teams-jersey-on-his-torso.html "Controversial High School Class Has Students Hatching and Raising Chickens Before Killing and Eating Them"- Odditycentral - By Spooky - Ran 05/01/2018 - https://www.odditycentral.com/news/controversial-high-school-class-has-students-hatching-and-raising-chickens-before-killing-and-eating-them.html "BBC journalist has earwax cleaned out by hungry jungle grub" - boingboing - By Rob Beschizza - Ran 05/01/2018 - https://boingboing.net/2018/05/01/bbc-journalist-has-earwax-clea.html "Mother,19, stabbed boyfriend during sex after telling him men should only be used for 'human sacrifice'" - The Telegraph - Gareth Davies - Ran 05/02/2018 - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/02/mother-19-stabbed-boyfriend-had-sexual-intercourse-dressed-clown/world-people-12388867 Caleb's Info “Pizza delivery man gets $180K settlement after being crushed by 400 pounds of cheese” - WCVB- Sophia Tewa - 04/27/2018 - http://www.wcvb.com/article/pizza-delivery-man-gets-dollar180k-settlement-after-being-crushed-by-400-pounds-of-cheese/20083709 “Man forces eel up anus to fix constipation” - News Hub - News Hub Staff - 20/04/2017 - http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2017/04/man-forces-eel-up-anus-to-fix-constipation.html “Mom angry after kindergarten teacher uses Ouija board with students” - WPLG Local 10 - Jeff Travss - 03/01/2017 - https://www.local10.com/news/weird-news/mom-angry-after-kindergarten-teacher-uses-ouija-board-with-students “Chinese doctors remove dandelion growing inside baby girl’s ear” - RT - Ed Jones - 12/01/2013 - https://www.rt.com/news/ear-dandelion-china-child-553/ “The universe is an egg and the moon isn't real: notes from a Flat Earth conference” - The Guardian - Michael Marshall - Ran 05/02/2018 - https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2018/may/02/the-universe-is-an-egg-and-the-moon-isnt-real-notes-from-a-flat-earth-conference “Abu Dhabi government official questioned for appointing baby as 'happiness executive'” - SITEOWNER - By Unknown - 25/04/2018 - https://www.thenational.ae/uae/abu-dhabi-government-official-questioned-for-appointing-baby-as-happiness-executive-1.724728 Kevin's Info "A rare eye cancer showed up in three friends. Doctors want to know if the cases are connected." - The Washington Post - By Eli Rosenberg - Ran 04/30/2018 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/04/30/a-rare-eye-cancer-showed-up-in-three-friends-doctors-want-to-know-if-the-cases-are-connected/?utm_term=.2f53ced4db4c "Feds warn e-cig companies about packaging after thousands of kids drink toxic liquid" - USA Today - By Jayne O'Donnell - Ran 05/01/2018 - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/05/01/feds-warn-e-cigarette-makers-packaging-after-thousands-kids-drink-toxic-liquid/567949002/ "Principal suspends teacher's aide for 'inappropriate' yawn" - New York Post - By Susan Edelman - Ran 04/28/2018 - https://nypost.com/2018/04/28/principal-suspends-teachers-aide-for-inappropriate-yawn/ "Hundreds evacuated a college library, fearing a gas leak. It was a durian." - The Washington Post - By Amy B Wang - Ran 04/29/2018 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2018/04/29/fears-of-a-gas-leak-forced-an-evacuation-at-a-melbourne-university-it-was-a-durian/?utm_term=.a92f7754f6dc "Wildlife photographer of the year disqualified for using a stuffed animal" - The Verge - By Thuy Ong - Ran 04/30/2018 - https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/30/17301130/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-disqualified-anteater-taxidermy-marcio-cabral-night-rider "Riders Spent Two Hours Trapped On This Hanging Roller Coaster's Tallest Hill" - Gizmodo - By Andrew Liszewski - Ran 05/03/2018 - https://gizmodo.com/riders-spent-two-hours-trapped-on-this-hanging-roller-c-1825714561 Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at email@example.com. See you next week!
43 minutes | Apr 29, 2018
SPP - Ep. 34 - Mount Trumpmore
Download the episode here! Show Summary Welcome to your special brand of news! In this week's WaterCooler Rundown, learn about a man who nature hates, Trump's French kiss, Kanye V. Twitter, exploding ants, dogs jumping to doom, and MIT dream control studies! Phew! Once your brain has had it's fill, wind down with a brand new game called Fake News (or something like that). Thanks for tuning in! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Michael's Info "Man Bitten by Shark,Bear, and Snake had odds of 893 Quadrillion to one" - National Geographic - By Stephen Leahy - Ran 04/24/2018 - https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/odds-of-man-bit-shark-bear-snake-dylan-mcwilliams-animals-spd/ "Trump Shared One Awkward Kiss and Handshake with Emmanuel Macron" - Huffpost - By Nina Golgowski - Ran 04/24/2018 - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trumps-awkward-kiss-emmanuel-macron_us_5adf711ee4b061c0bfa26be4 Kanye sparks Twitter backlash as he says he shares 'dragon energy' with hit 'brother' Trump " - the Telegraph - By Telegraph Reporters - Ran 04/25/2018 - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/25/kanye-west-says-donald-trump-brother-us-president-says-cool/ "President Trump's 'dream' is to be face on Mount Rushmore" - USA Today - By Nathan Rousseau - Ran 04/25/2018 - https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2018/04/25/president-trumps-%E2%80%98dream-face-mount-rushmore/34228119/ "'Forest bathing' takes tree hugging to new extremes" - San Francisco Chronicle - By Steve Rubenstein - Ran 04/20/2018 - https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Forest-bathing-takes-tree-hugging-to-new-12844868.php#ampshare=https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Forest-bathing-takes-tree-hugging-to-new-12844868.php "Police officer apologizes with 'sorry i tased you' cake" - UPI - By Ben Hooper - 04/25/2018 - https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/04/25/Police-officer-apologizes-with-sorry-I-tased-you-cake/6821524674811/ "Company launches online world where people can have virtual sex with 3D versions of their favorite porn stars" - Mirror - By Rachel Bishop & Aleksandra Stefanova - 04/18/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/company-launches-online-world-people-12388867 Caleb's Info “T-ant-T: meet the exploding ants of Borneo” - The Guardian - By Hannah Ellis-Petersen - Ran 04/20/2018 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/20/exploding-ants-borneo-colobopsis-explodens “The Mystery of the 'Dog Suicide' Bridge” - Vice - By James McMahon - Ran 04/24/2018 - https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/evq98m/the-mystery-of-the-dog-suicide-bridge “MIT Researchers Have Developed a ‘System for Dream Control’” - MotherBoard/Vice - By Daniel Oberhaus - Ran 04/23/2018 - https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ywxjvg/steel-ball-control-dreams-dormio-mit-hypnagogia “Stabbed ADN carrier keeps delivering papers” - KTVA - By Chris Klint - Ran 04/25/2018 - http://www.ktva.com/story/38041021/stabbed-adn-carrier-keeps-delivering-papers “Experience: I was swallowed by a hippo” - The Guardian - By Paul Templer - Ran 05/04/2013 - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/may/04/i-was-swallowed-by-a-hippo Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week!
21 minutes | Apr 22, 2018
SPP - Ep. 33 - El Solitario
Show Summary This week we have an unexpected surprise ( both for our team and for you listeners ). Unfortunately, due to a series of unfortunate events, Michael was left to his lonesome self this week. But he championed on because he loves this podcast and he loves you! Join Michael for a fun Water Cooler Rundown where you will hear about the end of a war, plastic devourers, genital-breathing reptiles, fecal spraying hand dryers, and the origin story of 420. Buckle up! It's your favorite news rundown. Thanks for tuning in! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Michael's Info "Koreas expected to announce end of 68-year war" - New York Post - By Yaron Steinbuch - Ran 04/17/2018 - https://nypost.com/2018/04/17/koreas-expected-to-announce-end-of-68-year-war/ "Scientists accidentally produced an enzyme that devours plastic" - engadget - By Rachel England - Ran 04/17/2018 - https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/17/scientists-accidental-mutant-enzyme-eats-removes-plastic/ "Green-haired turtle that breaths through its genitals added to the endangered list" - The Guardian - By Patrick Barkham and agencies - Ran 04/11/2018 - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/11/green-haired-turtle-that-breathes-through-its-genitals-added-to-endangered-list "Bathroom hand dryers spraying poop on your hands, study finds" - Fox News - By Kathleen Joyce - Ran 04/14/2018 - http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/04/14/bathroom-hand-dryers-spraying-poop-on-your-hands-study-finds.html "Pot holiday 4/20 traces roots to California high school stoners" - NBC News - Associated Press - Ran 04/18/2018 - https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/legal-pot/pot-holiday-4-20-traces-roots-california-high-school-stoners-n866966 Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at email@example.com. See you next week!
58 minutes | Apr 15, 2018
SPP - Ep. 32 - Hot Shower Smoothies
Show Summary Welcome to the jungle, of news that is. In this week's Water Cooler Rundown, you'll have tons of fun learning about Mark Zuckerburg's day in court, a mysterious cannabis syndrome and its cure, why Friday the 13th is so bad, the nearing end of the world (again), big business talking ethics/money, and T.J. Miller's rough year. Then, you know it's true, we bring games too! This week's game is What Would You Do If. Thanks for tuning in! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Josh's Info "This Mysterious Marijuana Syndrome Is Relieved By Hot Showers" - Live Science - By Rachal Rettner - Ran 04/09/2018 - https://www.livescience.com/62251-marijuana-syndrome-hot-showers.html "Argentinian Police Lose 540 Kg of Cannabis, Blame Addicted Rats" - Oddity Central - By Spooky - Ran 04/10/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/funny/argentinian-police-lose-540-kg-of-cannabis-blame-addicted-rats.html "Sperm Whale Swallows 64 Pounds of Trash, Dies of 'Gastric Shock'" - Fox News - By Jenifer Earl - Ran 04/10/2018 - http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/04/09/sperm-whale-swallows-64-pounds-trash-dies-gastric-shock.html "This Ketchup Will be Sold By The Slice" - Mental Floss - By Jake Rossen - Ran 04/09/2018 - http://mentalfloss.com/article/539376/ketchup-will-be-sold-slice "Two Women Lost Their Hair After Eating Toxic, Bitter Squash, Doctors Report" - Ars Technica - By Beth Mole - Ran 04/07/2018 - https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/04/the-puzzling-case-of-two-women-who-lost-their-hair-after-eating-bitter-squash/ Michael's Info "Why is Friday 13th unlucky? What has happened on the date?" - Metro - By Olivia Waring - Ran 04/11/2018 - http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/11/friday-13th-unlucky-happened-date-7459100/ "Death planet Nibiru 'will appear on April 23 signalling the end of the world,' claim conspiracy theorists" - Mirror - By Natalie Evens & Jamie Bullen - Ran 04/12/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/conspiracy-theorist-predicts-world-end-12348343 "South Korean 'killed neighbor's noisy corgi and fed it to him'" - The Telegraph - By Our Foreign Staff - Rand 04/11/2018 - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/11/south-korean-kills-neighbours-noisy-corgi-feeds-unwittingly/ (edited) "You Can Now Buy Your Very Own Mecha Suit For Just $93,000" - ODDITYCENTRAL - By Spooky - Ran 04/10/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/news/you-can-now-buy-your-very-own-mecha-suit-for-just-93000.html ""'Stupid' dad resorts to eating 'oozing' sausages out of bin and sparks concern for his health" - Mirror - By Zahra Mulroy - Ran 04/11/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/stupid-dad-resorts-eating-oozing-12343798 Kevin's Info "Goldman Sachs asks in biotech research report: 'Is curing patients a sustainable business model?'" - CNBC - By Tae Kim - Ran 04/11/2018 - https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/goldman-asks-is-curing-patients-a-sustainable-business-model.html "T.J. Miller's Chaotic Year: An Arrest, Alleged Sexual Assault & Being Written Off Silicon Valley" - People - By Christina Dugan - Ran 04/11/2018 - http://people.com/tv/t-j-miller-chaotic-year/ "World's Hottest Pepper Sends Man to the ER With Thunderclap Headaches" - Gizmodo - By Ed Cara - Ran 04/09/2018 - https://gizmodo.com/worlds-hottest-pepper-sends-man-to-the-er-with-thunderc-1825110311 "Mum-of-four turned placenta into smoothie and fed it to her husband and three-year-old-son" - Mirror UK - By John Bett - Ran 03/29/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/mum-four-turned-placenta-smoothie-12271874 "Drunk wedding guest jumps out of window into CROCODILE POOL - as horrified revelers[sic] see his arm ripped off" - Mirror UK - By Jamie Pyatt & Liz Dunphy - Ran 04/04/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/drunk-wedding-guest-jumps-out-12303000 "Religious leader called Penis Baba 'pulls car 100ft using only his MANHOOD' while stunned crowds watch" - Mirror UK - By Dinesh Dubey - Ran 04/10/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/religious-leader-called-penis-baba-12336654 Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week!
61 minutes | Apr 8, 2018
SPP - Ep. 31 - Bill's Yogurt
Show Summary Guess who's back! It's not slim shady, but rather our third cousin Michael! This week, the trio celebrates being back together by digging into some juicy stories for the Water Cooler Rundown. These stories involve topics like: deadly synthetic pot, overnight river-making, Facebook's shenanigans, phallus and fertility celebrations, pregnancy timetables, and tiny human brains. After you have had your fill of knowledge, tune into the world famous game of News Libs! Thank you for joining us this week and enjoy. Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Josh's Info "Tiny, Lab-Grown Minibrains Sprout Blood Vessels" - Live Science - By Mindy Weisberger - Ran 04/04/2018 - https://www.livescience.com/62211-minibrains-blood-vessels.html "When Nature Says 'Enough': The River That Appeared Overnight in Argentina" - The Guardian - By Uki Goni - Ran 04/01/2018 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/01/argentina-new-river-soya-beans "Man Seeks Mercy From Hotel That Banned Him After Seagulls Trashed His Room" - Huff Post - By David Moye - Ran 04/03/2018 - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hotel-room-seagulls-apology_us_5ac3d815e4b0ac473edad8ff "Everything You Didn't Want to Know About the Condom-Snorting Challenge" - Masahable - By Chloe Bryan - Ran 04/02/2018 - https://mashable.com/2018/04/02/condom-snorting-challenge-real/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds#.WbV9sjVtZqq Michael's Info "Facebook spoke with hospitals about matching health data to anonymized profiles" - The Verge - By Jacob Kastrenakes - Ran 04/05/2018 - https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/5/17203262/facebook-medical-data-sharing-plan-healthcare "This Annual Penis Festival In Japan Is About More Than Just Giant Schlongs" - Huffington Post - By David Moye and Chris McGonigal - Ran 04/03/2018 - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/japan-penis-festival_us_5ac3aa44e4b09712fec4f118 "Man filmed having sex with ninth hole of golf course" - Metro - By Jen Mills - Ran 04/03/2018 - http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/03/man-filmed-sex-ninth-hole-golf-course-7437727/ "Man Attacks Actor Playing Roman Soldier in 'Passion of Christ' Play to save Jesus" - OddityCentral - By Spooky - 04/02/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/news/man-attacks-actor-playing-roman-soldier-in-passion-of-the-christ-play-to-save-jesus.html Kevin's Info "At Least Two People Are Dead After Smoking Synthetic Weed That Causes Bleeding From the Eyes and Ears" - Gizmodo - By Ed Cara - Ran 04/03/2018 - https://gizmodo.com/at-least-two-people-are-dead-after-smoking-synthetic-we-1824280407 "Japanese couple apologise for ignoring work pregnancy timetable by conceiving 'before their turn'" - The Telegraph - By Danielle Demetriou - Ran 04/03/2018 - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/03/japanese-couple-apologise-ignoring-work-pregnancy-timetable/ "Watch this Russian postal drone smash into a wall on its inaugural flight" - The Verge - By Dani Deahl - Ran 04/03/2018 - https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2018/4/3/17193940/russian-postal-drone-smash-into-wall "Reports Of 'Zombie' Raccoons Scare Homeowners, Puzzle Police" - CBS Pittsburghe - By Chris Melore - Ran 04/03/2018 - http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/04/03/zombie-raccoons-disease-virus/ Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at email@example.com. See you next week!
64 minutes | Mar 31, 2018
SPP - Ep. 30 - Sweet Jesus
Show Summary Whoa! Sunday surprise! It's a special Easter release. We hope you are all having a great Sunday. This week we have something special for you, an Easter themed Water Cooler Rundown! Join us we cover a blasphemous ice cream parlor, a Jesus gender guess, an Easter bunny assault, and cancerous coffee. For the main segment, we are bringing out a 'Lost' episode that was recorded before we officially launched the podcast. Thanks for tuning in! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Josh's Info "Christian Snowflakes Melt Over Sweet Jesus Ice Cream Shop's 'Offensive' Name" - Friendly Athiest - By David McAfee - Ran 03/27/2018 - http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/03/27/christian-snowflakes-melt-over-sweet-jesus-ice-cream-shops-offensive-name/ "Woman Arrested After Raunchy Come-On To Easter Bunny" - Huff Post - By David Moye - Ran 03/28/2018 - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/woman-lewd-come-on-to-easter-bunny_us_5abbcdabe4b04a59a313c0e4 "Here's Why Everything Gives You Cancer In California" - Newsweek - By kate Sheridan - Ran 02/03/2018 - http://www.newsweek.com/heres-why-everything-gives-you-cancer-california-798750 Kevin's Info "Californians to take their coffee with a cancer warning" - ABC News - By Brian Melley - Ran 03/29/2018 - http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/apnewsbreak-california-judge-coffee-cancer-warnings-54107756 "Jesus was 'drag king' with 'queer desires,' claims theology professor" - Fox News - By Caleb Parke - Ran 03/29/2018 - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/29/jesus-was-drag-king-with-queer-desires-claims-theology-professor.html Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week!
71 minutes | Mar 25, 2018
SPP - Ep. 29 - Making It Up
Show Summary Hey Listener! Thanks for tuning in! In this week's Water Cooler Rundown we cover Trump's congratulatory call, Apipuncture death, smart water bottles, the white rhino status, automated car accidents, and Ben Carson's spending debacle. To close out this two man, two segment show, we play a brand new game idea called What Would You Do If. Hope you enjoy the show! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Josh's Info "Trump's National Security Advisors Warned Him Not To Congratulate Putin. He Did It Anyway" - The Washington Post - By Carol D. Leonnig, David Nakamura and Josh Dawsey - Ran 03/20/2018 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-national-security-advisers-warned-him-not-to-congratulate-putin-he-did-it-anyway/2018/03/20/22738ebc-2c68-11e8-8ad6-fbc50284fce8_story.html?utm_term=.23504f47bbb9 "Tump's 'DO NOT CONGRATULATE' Memo Gets Instant Meme Treatment" - Mashable - By Brian Koeber - Ran 03/20/2018 - https://mashable.com/2018/03/20/do-not-congratulate-meme/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds#7cfzrkRzuZqR "Trump Furious Over Leak of Warning to Not Congratulate Putin" - CNN - By Kaitlan Collins and Jeff Zeleny - Ran 03/21/2018 - https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/21/politics/donald-trump-vladimir-putin-congratulations/index.html "Women Dies Due to Gwyneth Patltrow-Endorsed Be Sting Acupuncture Treatment" - Freindly Athiest - By David G. McAfee - Ran 03/21/2018 - http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/03/21/woman-dies-due-to-gwyneth-paltrow-endorsed-bee-sting-acupuncture-treatment/ "An App-Connected Water Bottle Will Remind You to Drink More H2O" - Mashable - By Carlos Cadorniga - Ran 03/17/2018 - https://mashable.com/2018/03/17/smart-bottle-hydration-tracker-ios/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds#bG.ZuRkZtiqF "Someone Actually Handed The Police a Fake ID Featuring Homer Simposon" - Mashable - By Isobel Hamilton - Ran 03/19/2018 "Persistant Pollutants Push Polar Bear Penises to Breaking Point" - Chemistry World - By Inga Vesper - Ran 03/20/2018 - https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/persistent-pollutants-push-polar-bear-penises-to-breaking-point/3008799.article "Woman Finds Bloddy Tooth (Not Her Own) In Bag Of Cashews" - Huff Post - By David Moye - Ran 03/08/2018 - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/woman-tooth-cashews_us_5aa16c77e4b002df2c61fb24 "Irate Passneger Refueses To Pay, Torches Taxi" - Weird Asia News - By Steve Peme -Ran ? - https://www.weirdasianews.com/2017/06/05/irate-passenger-refuses-to-pay-torches-taxi/ "Guy in Bear Costume Has No Problem Voting In Russian Election" - Huff Post - By David Moye - Ran 03/19/2018 - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/russian-bear-election-voting_us_5ab01791e4b0697dfe198fec "Japanese Man Spends $70,000 on Free-To-Play Mobile Video Game" - Oddity Central - By Spooky - Ran 03/21/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/news/japanese-man-spends-70000-on-free-to-play-mobile-video-game.html Kevin's Info "World's last male northern white rhino dies" - CNN - By Joshua Berlinger - Ran 03/20/2018 - https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/03/20/africa/last-male-white-rhino-dies-intl/index.html "Uber touts corporate policy to offer felons a second chance" - AZCentral - By Ryan Randazzo, Uriel J. Garcia, and Bree Burkitt - Ran 03/19/2018 - https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe/2018/03/19/operator-self-driving-uber-vehicle-killed-pedestrian-felon/440501002/ "Ben Carson Defends Buying $31,000 Dining Set to Congress: 'I Left It to My Wife'" - NY Times - By Glenn Thrush - Ran 03/20/2018 - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/20/us/ben-carson-hud-dining-room.html "'Plonker' stopped by police had Del Boy driving licence complete with photo of Only Fools and Horses character" - Mirror UK - By Chris Kitching - Ran 03/22/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/plonker-stopped-police-del-boy-12232244 "Giant snow penis spotted travelling through city streets as bemused couple follow it thinking its a snowman" - Mirror UK - By Rachel Bishop - Ran 03/21/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/giant-snow-penis-spotted-travelling-12225765 "Cops probe cannibalism broadcast live on Facebook in sickening stunt" - Mirror UK - By Tom Davidson - Ran 03/21/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/cops-probe-cannibalism-broadcast-live-12225724 "Man Says He's Not Dead. Court Doesn't Buy It" - NPR - By Colin Dwyer - Ran 03/16/2018 - https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/16/594431754/man-claims-hes-not-dead-court-doesn-t-buy-it "A Nevada teen called his congressman and dropped an F-bomb while demanding action on guns. His school suspended him" - CNN - By Brandon Griggs - Ran (Last Updated) 03/25/2018 - https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/21/us/nevada-teen-suspended-congressman-amodei-trnd/index.html "Mike Pence's Daughter Is 'All For' The Gay Bunny Book That's Trolling Her Dad" - Huffpost - By Lee Moran - Ran 03/21/2018 - https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5ab217bce4b008c9e5f2af2d/amp Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at email@example.com. See you next week!
93 minutes | Mar 18, 2018
SPP - Ep. 28 - Brave New World
Show Summary Welcome to the terrifying world of the future. This week Josh and Kevin give a hearty dose of news about future tech, modern tyrants, and strange laws. In the Water Cooler Rundown, learn about Wikipedia's one-sided partnership with Youtube, lab-grown human meat, a bag of hands, brain preservation, fitness and mental health, and a PSA about plastic in your water. For the main segment, dig into Duterte's latest scandal, a up-and-coming way to administer medicine, and bio-chips! To close out the show, the guys talk about Antiquated and Odd Laws from around the globe. Thanks for joining us! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Josh's Info "Wikipedia Had No Idea YouTube Was Going to Use It to Fact-Check Conspiracy Theories" - Gizmodo - By Melanie Ehrenkranz - Ran 03/14/2018 - https://gizmodo.com/wikipedia-had-no-idea-youtube-was-going-to-use-it-to-fa-1823772883 "Would You Eat Human Meat Grown in a Lab?" - Live Science - By Stephanie Pappas - Ran 03/13/2018 - https://www.livescience.com/62008-lab-grown-human-meat-grown-cannibalism.html "Russian Gov't Says Not to Worry About These 54 Severed Human Hands Found in Siberia" - Live Science - By Brandon Specktor - Ran 03/09/2018 - https://www.livescience.com/61972-bag-of-severed-hands-siberia.html "Newly Developed Microneedles Can Dissaolve in the Skin to Deliver Drugs" - Futurism - By Kyree Leary - Ran 03/14/2018 - https://futurism.com/microneedles-dissolve-skin/ "Body on a Chip Could Usher in a New Generation of Drug Testing" - ZME Science - By Mihai Andrei - Ran 03/14/2018 - https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/body-chip-drug-testing-14032018/ "Indonesina Christians Flogged in Rare Shariah Punishment for Non-Muslims - The Wall Street Journal - By Ben Otto and Anita Rachman - Ran 02/28/2018 - https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/indonesian-christians-flogged-in-rare-shariah-punishment-for-non-muslims-1519815905 "Indonesia: Christians Flogged in Public for Playing Banned Children's Game" - The Guardian - By Agence France-Press - Ran 02/27/2018 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/28/indonesia-christians-flogged-in-public-for-playing-banned-childrens-game "14 Strange Laws from Around the World" - Insider - By Cassidy Hopkins - Ran 07/07/2016 - http://www.thisisinsider.com/14-strange-laws-from-around-the-world-2016-7 Kevin's Info "Startup Offers '100 Percent Fatal' Procedure To Upload Your Brain" - CBS Pittsburgh - Ran 03/14/2018 - http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/03/14/brain-upload-cloud-startup-fatal-procedure-nectome/amp/ "Plastic particles found in bottled water" - BBC News - By David Shukman - Ran 03/15/2018 - http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43388870 "Dementia study links your risk with your fitness level" - CNN - By Jacqueline Howard - Ran 03/14/2018 - https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/03/14/health/dementia-risk-fitness-study/index.html "The International Criminal Court moved to investigate Duterte. Now he wants out." - The Washington Post - By Emily Rauhala - Ran 03/14/2018 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/the-international-criminal-court-moved-to-investigate-duterte-now-he-wants-out/2018/03/14/eccb2b44-2753-11e8-ab19-06a445a08c94_story.html?utm_term=.644925f16bc4 Dumb Laws from around the United States - http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week!
100 minutes | Mar 11, 2018
SPP - Ep. 27 - Snorkle's Big Day
Show Summary Our modern world is full of terrifying things like having to pay to watch porn, the living dead, faceless toads, eco-friendly Lego blocks, teachers getting paid fair wages, and penguin super-colonies! Learn about these topics in this week's Water Cooler Rundown. Next, sit back and learn about the State Department Meddling Mess, Voodoo sadism as a stress reliever, and the history of the corn flake brand everyone knows and loves. To close out this informative session, enjoy a lively game of Would You Rather: Headlines Edition! Thanks for tuning in! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Caleb's Info “Rhode Island could soon charge you $20 to watch Pornhub” - Mashable - By Marcus Gilmer - Ran 03/07/2018 - https://mashable.com/2018/03/07/rhode-island-pay-to-watch-pornhub/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds#2Q0blC9ZQgqx “UTAH STATE BAR EMAILS PHOTO OF NAKED BREASTS TO EVERY LAWYER IN THE STATE” - Newsweek - By Christina Zhao - Ran 03/06/2018 - http://www.newsweek.com/utah-state-bar-emails-photo-boobs-every-lawyer-state-832710 “Man declared dead 'wakes up' after spending night in morgue” - MSN News - Mimi Launder - Ran 03/06/2018 - https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/offbeat/man-declared-dead-wakes-up-after-spending-night-in-morgue/ar-BBJVMqS “McDonald’s Big Mac record holder on pace to eat 30,000 by May” - Fox8 News - By Fox8 Web Staff - Ran 03/01/2018 - http://myfox8.com/2018/03/01/mcdonalds-big-mac-record-holder-on-pace-to-eat-30000-by-may/ “Man has 7-INCH plastic sex toy removed through his penis after instrument got stuck in his bladder” - Mirror - By Scott Feng - Ran 03/05/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/man-7-inch-plastic-sex-12131965 “THE VATICAN IS TRAINING MORE EXORCISTS, WITH REPORTS OF DEMONIC POSSESSION SOARING” - Newsweek - By Tom Porter - Ran 02/25/2018 - http://www.newsweek.com/vatican-training-more-exorcists-reports-demonic-possession-soaring-819139 “Voodoo dolls of bosses improve staff morale, study finds” - The Telegraph - By Sarah Knapton - Ran 03/07/2018 - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/03/07/voodoo-dolls-bosses-improve-staff-morale-study-finds/ Josh's Info "Faceless Toad Found Jumping Around Forest" - National Geographic - By Heather Brady - Ran 03/05/2018 - https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/faceless-toad-amphibian-hibernation-spd/ "Lego Will Start Making Its First Sustainable Pieces, Replacing Plastic" - ZME Science - By Mihai Andre - Ran 03/06/2018 - https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/world-problems/lego-will-start-making-first-sustainable-pieces-replacing-plastic/ "Which States Pay Teachers The Most (and Least)?" - Education Week - By Brenda Iasevoli - Ran 02/10/2017 - http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2017/02/which_states_pay_teachers_the_.html "Rankings of the States 2016 and Estimates of School Statistics 2017" - NEA - May of 2017 - http://www.nea.org/2017-rankings-and-estimates "Corn Flakes Were Part of an Anti-Masturbation Crusade" - Mental Floss - By Matt Soniak - Ran 03/07/2018 - http://mentalfloss.com/article/32042/corn-flakes-were-invented-part-anti-masturbation-crusade "Sweden Opens First Klingon Tourist Center in Our Part of the Galaxy" - Oddity Central - By Spooky - Ran 03/05/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/events/sweden-opens-fist-klingon-tourist-center-in-our-part-of-the-galaxy.html "Someone Dropped a Life-Sized Jason Vorhees Statue to the Bottom of a Lake to Freak OUt Scuba Divers" - Oddity Central - By Spooky - Ran 03/06/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/travel/someone-dropped-a-life-size-jason-vorhees-statue-to-the-bottom-of-a-lake-to-freak-out-scuba-divers.html "How Doctors Removed a 'Potentially Explosive' Firework from a Man's Leg" - Live Science - By Rachael Rettner - Ran 02/26/2018 - https://www.livescience.com/61861-unexploded-firwork-in-mans-leg-report.html "'Ghost Hitchhiker' Vanishes Into Thin Air Leaving Burnt Footprints on Car Mat" - Oddity Central - By Spooky - Ran 03/07/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/news/ghost-hitchhiker-vanishes-into-thin-air-leaving-burnt-footprints-on-car-mat.html Kevin's Info "W. Va. lawmakers try to give teachers smaller raise, accidentally pass bill giving them full raise" - The Hill - By Brook Seipel - Ran 03/03/2018 - http://thehill.com/homenews/news/376608-west-virginia-teachers-to-continue-strike-after-state-senate-passes-lower-raise "Unions mull legal action after wrong bill passed; schools remain closed Monday" - Charleston Gazette-Mail - By Carlee Lammers - Ran 03/04/2018 - https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/legislative_session/unions-mull-legal-action-after-wrong-bill-passed-schools-remain/article_e2e72417-7496-591a-a838-2cd1afbcb40c.html "West Virginia governor signs bill to give striking teachers pay raise" - CNN - By Eric Levenson and Sarah Jorgenses - Ran 03/06/2018 - https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/06/us/west-virginia-teachers-strike/index.html "A Supercolony of Penguins Has Been Found Near Antarctica" - The New York Times - By Karen Weintraub - Ran 03/05/2018 - https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/03/05/science/adelie-penguins-supercolony-antarctica.html?referer=https://www.google.com/ "State Dept. Was Granted $120 Million to Fight Russian Meddling. It Has Spent $0." - The New York Times - By Gardiner Harris - Ran 03/04/2018 - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/04/world/europe/state-department-russia-global-engagement-center.html "She was lying in bed in Miami when an inflatable raft crashed into her room. Blame Canada." - The Washington Post - By Marwa Eltagouri - Ran 03/01/2018 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/03/01/she-was-lying-in-bed-in-miami-when-an-inflatable-raft-crashed-into-her-room-blame-canada/?utm_term=.ee54d2afca8a "Villagers thought they killed a supernatural shape-shifter. It was an endangered Sumatran tiger." - The Washington Post - By Lindsey Bever - Ran 03/06/2018 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2018/03/05/villagers-thought-they-killed-a-supernatural-shape-shifter-it-was-an-endangered-sumatran-tiger/?utm_term=.1ed36b409f05 "Doctors protest after wrong patient gets brain surgery" - CBS News - Ran 03/06/2018 - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kenya-kenyatta-national-hospital-wrong-patient-brain-surgery-doctors-on-strike/ Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at email@example.com. See you next week!
82 minutes | Mar 4, 2018
SPP - Ep. 26 - Randy's Doughnuts
Show Summary Greetings listeners, and welcome back to your weekly dose of news! This week in your Watercooler Rundown, learn about lunar mobile, Trump losing Hope, CDC missing scientist, Satanists suing Scottsdale, Underoath the potty mouth, and a South Korean dog rescue mission. For the juicy stories, dig into Alien Hacking, an ill-timed and over-the-top commitment ceremony, and Josh's Economic Info! To close out this wonderful show, enjoy an exciting game of News Libs! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Michael's Info "Underoath push back at fans upset over swearing in new song" - Altpress - By Altpress - ran 02/26/2018 - https://www.altpress.com/news/entry/underoath_swearing_fuck_on_my_teeth_lyrics_fan_response "'Dogs are friends. Not Food': Olympic skier accused of cultural colonialism as he adopts puppy from dog meat farm in South Korea" - the Telegraph - By Nicola Smith - Ran 02/27/2018 - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/27/olympic-skier-adopts-puppy-dog-meat-farm-south-korea-triggers/ "New study warns of 'alien malware' attack" - Unexplained Mysteries - By unknown - Ran 02/28/2018 - https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/316061/new-study-warns-of-alien-malware-attack "School apologises after children told to 'slant eyes' to ' look Chinese' in photo" - The Telelgraph - By Telegraph Reporters - Ran 02/27/2018 - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/27/school-apologises-children-told-slant-eyes-look-chinese-photo/ "Indonesian Teen Has Allegedly Been Laying Eggs for Over Two Years" - OddityCentral - By Spooky - Ran 02/28/2017 - http://www.odditycentral.com/news/indonesian-teen-has-allegedly-been-laying-eggs-for-over-two-years.html Josh's Info "The Moon Might Get Its Own 4G Network In 2019" - IFL Science - By Jonathan O'Callaghan - Ran 02/28/2018 - http://www.iflscience.com/space/the-moon-might-get-its-own-4g-network-in-2019/ "A List of Officials Who Have Left The Trump Administration" - ABC NEws - By Veronica Stracqualursi, Adam Kelsey, and Meghan Keneally - Rany 03/02/2018 - http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/list-officials-left-trump-administration/story?id=49334453 "The Radical Left-Wing Theory That The Government Has Unlimited Money" - Vice - By Tom Streithrost, Illustrated By Lia Kantrowitz - Ran 02/27/2018 - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a34n54/modern-monetary-theory-explained "Internet Reacts to Barbara Streisand Cloning Her Deceased Dog" - Mashable - By Tara Flanigan - Ran 03/01/2018 - https://mashable.com/2018/02/28/barbra-streisand-clone-dog/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds#1PMas9EaWmqk "Biohakcer Injects Himself With Stem Cells to "Get A Bigger Dick" - IFL Science - By Rosie McCall - Ran 02/28/2018 - http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/biohacker-injects-himself-with-stem-cells-to-get-a-bigger-dick/ Kevin's Info "CDC scientist allegedly told neighbor to erase his phone number the day he disappeared" - CBS - Ran 02/27/2018 - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cdc-employee-timothy-cunningham-odd-message-to-neighbor-day-he-disappeared/ "Satanists sue Scottsdale for religious discrimination" - ABC News - By Bill Hutchinson - Ran 02/27/2018 - http://abcnews.go.com/US/satanists-sue-scottsdale-religious-discrimination/story?id=53362606 "Worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles hold commitment ceremony" - NBC4i - By Associated Press - Ran 03/01/2018 - http://nbc4i.com/2018/03/01/worshippers-clutching-ar-15-rifles-hold-commitment-ceremony/ "With crowns on their heads and AR-15s in their arms, couples exchange vows in pro-gun church" - Washington Post - By Kristine Phillips - Ran 03/01/2018 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/03/01/with-crowns-on-their-heads-and-ar-15s-in-their-arms-couples-exchange-vows-in-pro-gun-church/?utm_term=.44917f4e33c1 "The cultlike church behind a ceremony with AR-15s and bullet crowns, explained" - Vox - By Tara Isabella Burton - Ran 03/01/2018 - https://www.vox.com/2018/3/1/17067894/church-bullet-crowns-ar15-world-peace-unification-sanctuary-moonies-moon "'One-in-a-million yellow cardinal seen in Alabama" - USA Today - By Doyle Rice - Ran 02/28/2018 - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/02/28/one-million-yellow-cardinal-seen-alabama/381541002/ "Randy man drops his trousers and has sex with a motorbike in full view of CCTV cameras" - Mirror UK - By Kara O'Neill - Ran 02/28/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/randy-man-drops-trousers-sex-12104168 Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week!
85 minutes | Feb 25, 2018
SPP - Ep. 25 - Placenta 2020
Show Summary Hold onto your hats, everyone! In this episode, we introduce the newest member to our podcast, Caleb. Tune in and listen as your favorite news crew covers all the benefits and detriments of drinking, how to win custody over 13 children, fighting door-opening robots, and reckless rectums. Not enough news for you? Well, how about digging into DIY poop transplants, a debt free cult, and zygot chimeras. To close out, enjoy a fantastic game of Headlines against Humanity. Thanks for the listen and enjoy. Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Michael's Info "Alcohol makes you aggressive bu impairing the polite parts of your brain" - ZME Science - By Alecandru Micu - Ran 02/12/2018 - https://www.zmescience.com/science/alcohol-aggressiveness-brain/ "Wealthy Japanese man wins custody of 13 surrogate children" - CNN - By Kocha Olarn and Joshua Berlinger - Ran 02/21/2018 - https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/02/20/health/japanese-man-thailand-surrogacy-intl/index.html?__twitter_impression=true "The Mysterious Indonesian Cult Promising to Magically Rid Followers of Financial Debt" - OddityCentral - By Spooky - Ran 02/21/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/news/the-mysterious-indonesian-cult-promising-to-magically-rid-followers-of-financial-debt.html "The Cult of Debt Forgiveness" - Vice - By Vice Staff - Ran 02/08/2018 - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/neqnek/the-cult-of-debt-forgiveness "These Guys Invented A Remote Control Car For Their Goldfish That's Steered By Their Goldfish" - Business Insider - By Dylan Love - Ran 02/10/2018 - http://www.businessinsider.com/goldfish-steers-remote-control-car-2014-2/?IR=T&r=MY "This could be the most inappropriate family birthday cake ever as it sprays icing from a giant penis" - Mirror - By Anna Verdon - Ran 02/19/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/could-most-inappropriate-family-birthday-12049689 "Most KFCs in UK remain closed because of chicken shortage" - The Guardian - By Matthew Weaver - Ran 02/18/2018 - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/feb/19/kfc-uk-closed-chicken-shortage-fash-food-contract-delivery-dhl "McDonald's Szechuan sauce is returning, more info to come this week" - Polygon - Julia Alexander -Ran 02/20/2018 - https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2018/2/20/17032048/szechuan-sauce-mcdonalds-rick-morty?__twitter_impression=true "Plane passenger dries her knickers with the overhead air vent on packed plane" Mirror - By Kelly-Ann Mills - Ran 02/19/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/plane-passenger-dries-knickers-overhead-12051420 Josh's Info "Alcohol Might Lead to Postsexual Regret More Than Ectasy Or Marijuana" - ZME Science - By Francesca Schiopca - Ran 02/21/2018 - https://www.zmescience.com/science/alcohol-postsexual-regret-43242/ "Watch A Human Try To Fight Off That Door-Opening Robot Dog" - Wired - By Matt Simon - Ran 02/20/2018 - https://www.wired.com/story/watch-a-human-try-to-fight-off-that-door-opening-robot-dog/ "Sheep-Human Hybrids in Lab - Get The Facts" - National Geographic - By Michael Greshko - Ran 02/18/2018 - https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/sheep-human-hybrids-chimeras-crispr-organ-transplant-health-science/ "Trump Spotted Holding List of Ways To Sound Human While Talking To Shooting Surviviors" - Mashable - By Brian Koerber - Ran 02/21/2018 - https://mashable.com/2018/02/21/trump-notes-school-shooting-survivors/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds#VUZ.ywK.uqqz "Giant Blob Floating Past Hawaii Is Probably a Whale Placenta" - Live Science - By Rai Letzter - Ran 02/20/2018 - https://www.livescience.com/61813-whale-placenta.html "In The Future, We Could Be All Snacking On Jellyfish Chips" - ZME Science - By Mihai Andre - Ran 02/21/2018 - https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/jellyfish-chips-snack-22342156/ "Outrage Follows Mysterious Mass Bunny Murder" - National Geographic - By Natasha Daly - Ran 02/20/2018 - https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/las-vegas-rabbit-bunnies-poisoned-killed-spd/ "New Vibrator Can Reportedly Order Pizza For You After You Orgasm" - Huff Post - By David Moye - Ran 02/22/2018 - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rubgrub-vibrator-orders-pizza_us_5a8dff30e4b077f5bfeada27 "Doubts Rise Over Australia's Plan to Release Herpes to Wipe Out Carpe" - Nature - By Mark Zastrow - https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02315-4 Caleb's Info “There's A New Self-Administered Medical Craze For 2018 And It's Much More Horrifying Than Tide Pods” - IFL Science - Josh Davis - Ran 02/16/2018 - http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/please-dont-perform-diy-fecal-transplants-at-home/ “Report: Man's rectum fell out after he played phone games on the toilet for 30 minutes” - Aol - Alex Lasker - Ran 02/09/2018 - https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/02/09/mans-rectum-fell-out-after-he-played-phone-games-on-the-toilet-for-30-minutes/23357597/ “Suspected cocaine smuggler had drugs in fake butt cheeks” - United Press International - Ben Hooper - Ran 02/14/2018 - https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/02/14/Suspected-cocaine-smuggler-had-drugs-in-fake-butt-cheeks/3971518639806/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=20 “Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity” - Chicago Tribune - Joe Dziemianowicz - Ran 02/20/2018 - http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct-drinking-alcohol-living-past-90-20180220-story,amp.html “China vows to crack down on funeral strippers” - Independent - Samuel Osborne - Ran 02/21/2018 - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-funeral-strippers-crack-down-rural-attract-mourners-death-a8220866.html “Kim Jong-un LOVES Harry Potter because boy wizard is 'just like HIM'” - Daily Star - Alexander Brown - Ran 02/15/2018 - https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/682242/Kim-Jong-un-Harry-Potter-JK-Rowling-boy-wizard-relate “"It's like cottage cheese": Disgusting moment middle-aged man gets huge cyst he's had since 16 popped” - Mirror - Anna Verdon - Ran 02/21/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/its-like-cottage-cheese-disgusting-12065172 Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at email@example.com. See you next week!
91 minutes | Feb 18, 2018
SPP - Ep. 24 - Bullet Men
Show Summary Welcome to your weekly news source! In this week's Water Cooler Rundown, the guys go over the South Korea Bullet Men, Ajit Pai Trouble, Deadly Dog Food, Lawmaker Scandals, Free Mason Police, and Time Travelers. Then, for your Shiatsu session, dig deep into a Strange Burial, a 250 Year Old Banned Book, and Disneyland Gang Wars. To top off the episode, enjoy a fun game of News Libs! Thanks for listening! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Michael's Info "Case against 3 who ran fake police force collapses; phony chief dies" - LA times - By Matt Hamilton - Ran 04/18/2016 - http://www.latimes.com/local/crime/la-me-fraternal-police-20160419-story.html "Elderly gentleman ' time traveler' holds up spooky picture he claims shows what the earth is like in 2118" - Mirror - By Tom Davidson - Ran 02/14/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/elderly-gentleman-time-traveller-holds-12023163 "Man claims to be a time traveler from 2030" - Unexplained Mysteries - By unknown - Ran 02/14/2018 - https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/315700/man-claims-to-be-a-time-traveler-from-2030 "Chinese Police using faciall recognition glasses to identify suspects" - The Telegraph - By Neil Connor - Ran 2/7/2018 - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/07/chinese-police-using-facial-recognition-glasses-identify-suspects/ "Bizarre Toy Lets Users Experience the Sensation of Popping a Huge Pimple" - OddityCentral - By Spooky - Ran 02/13/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/news/bizarre-toy-lets-users-experience-the-sensation-of-popping-a-huge-pimple.html "Pastor says nothing weird was going on with bound naked man in car" - New York Post - By Joshua Rhett Miller - Ran 02/13/2018 - https://nypost.com/2018/02/13/pastor-says-nothing-weird-was-going-on-with-bound-naked-man-in-car/ Josh's Info "It's Really Hard Not To Notice All The Penises At The Olumpic Ski Jump Center" - Huff Post - Ran 02/13/2018 - By Ed Mazza - Ran 02/13/2018 - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/olympic-ski-jump-center-penises_us_5a8264e5e4b01467fcf0b20f "There Are Three Giant Penises In Front Of The Olympics Media Village And It's Become A Huge Meme" - BuzzFeed News - By Ryan Broderick and Eimi Yamamitsu - Ran 02/12/2018 - https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/the-human-desire-for-a-cool-body?utm_term=.dbADL8nw0#.tgaYXjB5P "Ajit Pai is reportedly being investigated by the FCC's Inspector Generarl" - Gizmodo - By Rhett Jones - Ran 2/15/2018 - https://gizmodo.com/ajit-pai-is-reportedly-being-investigated-by-the-fccs-i-1823029745/amp?__twitter_impression=true "F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefit Sinclair" - The New York Times - By Cecilia Kang - Ran 02/15/2018 - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/15/technology/fcc-sinclair-ajit-pai.html "8,000-Year-Old Heads on Stakes Found In Mysterous Underwater Grave" - Live Science - By Laura Geggel - Ran 02/13/2018 - https://www.livescience.com/61736-ancient-heads-on-stakes.html "Mystery of 8,000-Year-Old Impaled Human Heads Has Reasearchers Stumped" - National Geographic - By Elaina Zachos - Ran 02/13/2018 - https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/human-skulls-mounted-on-stakes-river-mystery-mesolithic-sweden-spd/ "Arizona Woman Goes to Bed With Terrible Headache, Wakes Up With British Accent" - ZME Science - By Tibi Puiu - Ran 02/13/2018 - https://www.zmescience.com/medicine/mind-and-brain/arizona-woman-british-accent-043242/ "Fatal Battle Between King Cobra and Giant Python Ends in Knots" - National Geographic - By Nadia Drake - Ran 02/02/2018 - https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/king-cobra-reticulated-python-fight-battle-photo-spd/ Kevin's Info "FDA to investigate after ABC7 exposes euthanasia drug in dog food" - WJLA Washington, D.C. - By Lisa Fletcher - Ran 02/08/2018 - http://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/fda-to-investigate-after-abc7-exposes-euthanasia-drug-in-dog-food "Anti-hooker lawmaker allegedly used taxpayer money for sex with escort" - New York Post - By Yaron Steinbuch - Ran 02/09/2018 - https://nypost.com/2018/02/09/lawmaker-accused-of-using-taxpayer-money-for-sex-with-escort/ "Secret sex manual banned for 250 years because it was so shocking has finally been discovered" - Mirror UK - By Dave Burke - Ran 02/13/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/secret-sex-manual-banned-250-12015932 "South African lions eat 'poacher', leaving just his head" - BBC News - Ran 02/12/2018 - http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43035474 "Little Caesars closes after mouse poop found in pizza" - New York Post - By Alexandra Deabler - Ran 02/09/2018 - https://nypost.com/2018/02/09/little-caesars-closes-after-mouse-poop-found-in-pizza/ Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week!
98 minutes | Feb 11, 2018
SPP - Ep. 23 - Deep Excitement
Show Summary Well, hello there beautiful listeners. Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and the Second Press Podcast boys brought you a gift. Take a sip from the Water Cooler Rundown, learning about Women Only Island, Girl Scout Cookies, FEMA and FCC mess-ups, and an Olympic Controversy. Next, we take you deep in the Shiatsu segment for alluring stories such as Musk's Rocket, Alien Carnal Relations, and Chinese Facial Recognition. To close out and clean up, enjoy a game of Would You Rather: Headlines edition. Thanks for listening! WE LOVE YOU! Show Notes Hey there, listener! If you were interested to do your own reading, we have provided the sources for our stories below. Enjoy! Michael's Info "No Men Allowed on 'SuperShe Island', a Women-Only Resort Off the Coast of Finland" - OddityCentral - By Ruth Kenny - Ran 02/7/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/travel/no-men-allowed-on-supershe-island-a-women-only-resort-off-the-coast-of-finland.html "Girl Scout sells 300 boxes of cookies outside marijuana store" - UPI - By Ben Hooper - Ran 02/7/2018 - https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/02/07/Girl-Scout-sells-300-boxes-of-cookies-outside-marijuana-store/8131518016889/ "Chinese Police using faciall recognition glasses to identify suspects" - The Telegraph - By Neil Connor - Ran 2/7/2018 - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/07/chinese-police-using-facial-recognition-glasses-identify-suspects/ "Curry house owner threw chilli powder in customer's eyes after he complained about rubbery chicken, court hears" - The Telegraph - By Telegraph Reporters - Ran 2/5/2018 - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/05/curry-house-owner-threw-chilli-powder-customers-eyes-complained/ "Gangster accused of swallowing drugs goes three weeks without a bowel movement as police tweet #poowatch" - The Telegraph - By Telegraph Reporters - Ran 02/08/2018 - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/08/gangster-accused-swallowing-drugs-goes-three-weeks-without-bowel/ "Texas middle schooler calls stripper to school as prank" - UPI - By Ben Hooper - Ran 2/5/2018 - https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/02/05/Texas-middle-schooler-calls-stripper-to-school-as-prank/4911517845670/ Man Pulls 5 1/2-foot-Long Tapeworm Out Of His Body, Blames Sushi Habit" - NPR - By Unknown - Ran 01/19/2018 - https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/19/579130873/man-pulls-5-1-2-foot-long-tapeworm-out-of-his-body-blames-sushi-habit Josh's Info "Black Speedskater Rips Olympic Team, Invokes Black History Month After He's Not Named Flag Bearer" - The Blaze - By Dave Urbanksi - Ran 02/08/2018 - https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/02/08/black-speedskater-rips-us-olympic-team-invokes-black-history-month-after-hes-not-named-flag-bearer "The Physics of SpaceX's Wicked Double Booster Landing" - Wired - By Rhett Allain - Ran 02/08/2018 - https://www.wired.com/story/the-physics-of-spacex-falcon-heavy-wicked-double-booster-landing/ "SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket: By the Numbers" -Live Science - By Doris Elin Salazar - Ran 02/06/2018 - https://www.livescience.com/61669-spacex-falcon-heavy-rocket-by-the-numbers.html "Yup, Flat-Earthers Think the Falcon Heavy Launch Was a Conspiracy" - Live Science - By Stephanie Pappas - Ran 02/07/2018 - https://www.livescience.com/61688-flat-earthers-spacex-falcon-heavy-conspiracy.html "Flat-Earth Rocketeer Fails to Launch (Again)" - Live Science - By Rafi Letzter - Ran 02/05/2018 - https://www.livescience.com/61653-mad-mike-hughes-launch-fail.html "32-Year-Old Man Forced to Live on Liquid and Mushy Food After Love of Fizzy Drinks Leaves Him Almost Toothless" - Oddity Central - By Ruth Kenny - Ran 01/24/2018 - http://www.odditycentral.com/news/32-year-old-man-forced-to-live-on-liquid-and-mushy-food-after-love-of-fizzy-drinks-leaves-him-almost-toothless.html "Desperate for Food, Polar Bear Tests Walrus" - National Geographic - By Sarah Gibbens and James Burch - Ran 02/07/2018 - https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/hungry-polar-bear-cub-walrus-svalbard-norway-spd/ "Mmm, Protein: Norwegian Olympic Team Accidently Orders 15,000 Eggs" - Mashable - By Chloe Bryan - Ran 02/08/2018 - https://mashable.com/2018/02/08/norway-olympic-team-15000-egg-order/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds#jQkKLf.KuOqu "Pancake-Craving Dog Accidently Starts House Fire" - Huff Post - By Scooby Doo - Ran 02/06/2018 - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pancake-dog-house-fire_us_5a79f50be4b07af4e81e6c3e Kevin's Info "With No Employees and No Experience, an Atlanta Woman Got $156 Million to Provide 30 Million Relief Meals to Puerto Rico" - Slate - By Elliot Hannon - Ran 02/06/2018 - https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/02/with-no-employees-or-experience-atlanta-woman-got-usd156-million-fema-contract-to-provide-30-million-relief-meals-to-puerto-rico.html "FEMA Contract Called for 30 Million Meals for Puerto Ricans. 50,000 Were Delivered" - NY Times - By Patricia Mazzei and Agustin Armendariz - Ran 02/06/2018 - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/us/fema-contract-puerto-rico.html "Plane turns round due to toilet issues - despite 84 plumbers being on board" - Mirror UK - By Joshua Barrie - Ran 01/31/2016 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/plane-turns-round-due-toilet-11946518 "Angry woman jumps from boyfriend's car at 60mph on motorway during heated row - and survives" - Mirror UK - By Liz Dunphy - Ran 02/05/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/angry-woman-jumps-boyfriends-car-11973130 "Belly dancer arrested for being 'too sexy' after 'performing too provocatively with NO KNICKERS' in Egypt" - Mirror UK - By Rachel Bishop and Zoey McDougall - Ran 02/08/2018 - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/russian-belly-dancer-arrested-egypt-11991947 "Cops realize tiger is stuffed animal after 45-minute standoff" - NY Post - By Tamar Lapin - Ran 06/02/2018 - https://nypost.com/2018/02/06/cops-realize-tiger-is-stuffed-animal-after-45-minute-standoff/ Thanks for listening this week. If you have any stories you would like to hear on the show (with a shout out to you of course), please send us the info at email@example.com. See you next week!