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50 States of Blue's "Spectacle of Trump" Editor Jeb Lund and a rotating cast of fellow journalists and assorted comic-writer/attorneys discuss recent political and sports events through the prism of our broken and bizarre online discourse, talk to the occasional famous person, and try to leaven things via a Patreon-exclusive Hallmark Christmas Movie review podcast. It's very, very successful. Everyone loves it.Patreon.com/ThisWeekInAtrocity/

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50 States of Blue's "Spectacle of Trump" Editor Jeb Lund and a rotating cast of fellow journalists and assorted comic-writer/attorneys discuss recent political and sports events through the prism of our broken and bizarre online discourse, talk to the occasional famous person, and try to leaven things via a Patreon-exclusive Hallmark Christmas Movie review podcast. It's very, very successful. Everyone loves it.Patreon.com/ThisWeekInAtrocity/

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Funny and informative

By Tujvdrafgbjb ccd - Mar 22 2018
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Have a listen -- you'll laugh and learn some stuff. Great guests, consistently

This podcast is good

By TheRealestOneSon - Jun 12 2017
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This podcast is good so I gave it 5 stars out of a possible 5 stars.

iTunes Ratings

80 Ratings
Average Ratings
73
3
1
1
2

Funny and informative

By Tujvdrafgbjb ccd - Mar 22 2018
Read more
Have a listen -- you'll laugh and learn some stuff. Great guests, consistently

This podcast is good

By TheRealestOneSon - Jun 12 2017
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This podcast is good so I gave it 5 stars out of a possible 5 stars.
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This Week In Atrocity

Latest release on Jun 26, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 035 - The Overloaded Manafort

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CHARLES STAR is back for: The Manafort indictment rundown ... Incorrect indictment predictions ... Generic rental dads as cover for money launders ... Is there really pressure on Robert Mueller? ... Deep dive on the baffling Cosby ex-District Attorney lawsuits ... Who is the most fun Trump family member to indict? ... Russian spies must hate these bozos ... Lawrence Lessig's weird compensatory fantasies ... Deported by a casino owner ... If all your stuff is ghostwritten and you serenade Nazis heiling you, you may be out of a job... 

Oct 31 2017

1hr 18mins

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Rank #2: 003 - The Burning World

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Trumpler: The First Ten Days ... Half-empty streets at the Inauguration ... Jubilation and the first steps at the Women's March ... Is Jesse Farrar employed? ... The Trump 2020 campaign's apocalyptic voicemails ... Interview with literal rocket scientist Mark Paul Hughes about that other, bigger, more foreboding changing climate...

THANKS: to @SuzanEraslan's Google doc for helping us compile this week's rundown.

NOTE: Jeb lost his voice thanks to a fever and had to turn his mic way up, apologies for periodic distortion.

Feb 01 2017

1hr 37mins

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Rank #3: 006 - Myths of the Near Future

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TED LEO joins us after a brief news rundown. He's been touring America for over 25 years, playing punk and hardcore everywhere from the streets, to pubs with enough room in the corner, to 10,000 seat venues. You may know him from Chisel or Ted Leo and the Pharmacists or his project with Aimee Mann, The Both. He's also one of music's most outspoken political voices, this podcast's first and best friend, and he joined us to talk about music and protest under the age of Trump.

NOTE: Our intro of Ted got eaten in the editing process, and Jeb's trip to the Trump rally and Robert's latest video left too little time to strip out the edit and start again.

Feb 20 2017

1hr 32mins

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Rank #4: 037 - Potter Stewart's Home Pornopticon

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CHARLES STAR returns to learn: How is your kidnaped prime minister doing? ... Jared Kushner's ever-amending documents and Jeff Sessions' disappearing-reappearing memory ... Trump's bumbling his own transgender ban ... Sovereign citizen Jared Fogle meets Antonin Scalia ... Larry the Interdictor's asset forfeiture update ... Roy Moore's bozo attorney ... Lawyer Dog v. The 6th Amendment...

Nov 17 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #5: 040 - Casual Male XL, Girl XIV

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CHARLES STAR is back for: Roy Moore, fruit salad ... Alabama Special Election predictions ... Poll paranoia ... The unlivable exhaustion of cynicism one-upmanship ... "The most manageably corrupt version of any Trump story" ... Paul Manafort's bail and copy of Microsoft Word ... Pardons on the head of a pin ... Michael Flynn's useless son's dad's plea deal ... Useless son Jared Kushner ... Never talk to the cops, never lie to your lawyer ... The Zarate trial outcome and demagoguing Kate Steinle ... Trump's trans ban thwarted again ... When will Trump lawyers go full Trump Class? ... Brendan "Making a Murderer" Dassey update ... Our broken police confession policy ... Twitter conspiracists' true facts stated: Roy Moore is, I dunno, let's say Chuck Schumer

Dec 12 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #6: 004 - The Unlimited Dream Company

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Letters to the robot from "Small Wonder" ... Fear of news ... Super Bowl Illuminati ... Gaga game theory and the NFL ... Interview with Ryan Staake, director of Young Thug's "Wyclef Jean" video and why music videos are dead (again).

Feb 08 2017

2hr 3mins

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Rank #7: 048 - Demolition Man (A Very Special Episode)

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JESSE FARRAR and ROBERT SCHOBER return for the classic Demolition Man and: Children yelling at a machine, the future is now ... Demolition Man bona fides ... Dude, you need a VCR and racecar ... Caring for VHS ... Europe's at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell ... Future possible ... Concept cars ... Is this a dystopia? ... You need more world building than a Denis Leary rant ... Does the rest of the apocalypse exist? ... Wuss Autocracy: Disarmed police, armed rebels ... Online politics as future meatspace grievance ... Bipartisan dictatorship/rebellion ... Ball-balls to a thesis! ... Cocteau: Grand architect, idiot ... Simon Phoenix vs. The MacGuffin ... Asia paranoia ... Uniforms ... Product-placing dystopia ... Stallone and male rebellion ... Masculine boob, genius idiot and other mixed messages ... Sandra Bullock, Fascism and Violence as Renewal ... Pick a damn tone! ... MISCELLANY: No Florida in the future ... Marco Brambilla kills cyberpunk ... Marketing nostalgia ... Alternate actors ... Appellate Bell ... Friday's wall crap ... Secret Pizzagate markings ... Scientology font ... Is torture your boggle? ... Your parole system sucks

May 01 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #8: 015 - The Degradation of the Spheres

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PREMIUM BEEF ... The Chicken McNugget Hour of Power ... The tastiest Long John Silver's fryer effluent ... Overwhelmed by NBA and NHL postseason options ... Playoff triage... The nicest guy in sportswriting (it's Jon Bois) ... The ever-upward evolution of the NBA ... Hero Ball and Phrenology ... Meal Drift, late-night stew, casual wok sexism ... Never go Full Derelict ... Bill O'Reilly and all the ways we failed ... Dr. Noonian Soong and the positronic dryer ... Weird Al'ing anything you own or do...

Apr 20 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #9: 017 - The Heroes with No Faces

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Dazza J. Roth joins Jezza for: Infantile internet nicknames ... The DailyKos Scumbag and 'Democrats Are Bae' Twitter ... The horror of predicting Trump ... Your favorite Russia armchair sleuths ... #Resisting while doing nothing ... How does James Comey ball? ... Short ballers got more reason (to root for them) ... Celts/Cavs & Spurs/Dubs ... How do you police injury? ... The Warriors are The Juiceroo.

May 18 2017

1hr 23mins

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Rank #10: 009 - Plan for the Assassination of Jacqueline Kennedy

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Making Music Videos for Mastodon ... Orphaned by Trump ... Cambridge Analytica and Selling Political Nerve Tonic ... Sex Stuff ... Monster trucks... The boys have creative differences...

Mar 09 2017

57mins

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Rank #11: 011 - The Month of Defeat

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David J. Roth joins us again for: Grocery stores and erotic Alan Alda ... Testicle brassieres ... Clothes dryer privilege ... Scott Adams' isolated cat-shit chamber ... The humiliation of Sean Spicer at home ... March Madness ... The Charles Barkley knucklehead cult ... Petty rooting interests ... The champions game of no-names...

Don't forget to check out Dave's "One Blurred Shining Moment" at Vice Sports.

Mar 30 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #12: 043 - Cocaine Nights

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CHARLES STAR returns for: Logrolling in our time ... How many things can Trump be impeached for right now? ... "The problem with the Hatch Act is that we don't see this as a crime at all." ... Not even lying as craft ... Comic sans everything ... Lebowski interlude ... Michael Cohen and David Dennison's personal Stormy Daniels adventure ... Donald Trump's pallid hog ... A farewell to Martin Shkreli ... "These lies don't matter; people believed different lies." ... A farewell to Sam Nunberg ... Like look-in at Ari Melber and Maya Wiley ... "Did you like my response, Katy Tur?" ... Dogs and cats living together ... Jefferson Beauregard Sessions v. The State of California ... ICE, sanctuary cities and federalism ... The agenda they always wanted...

Mar 12 2018

1hr 23mins

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Rank #13: 018 - The Fifth Partition of Poland

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Attorney, comic and writer Charles Star joins for: Law expertise from one graf ... Russia fanfic as Russian lit. ... Putin/Trump is Ali/Frazier ... All The President's Men by Dr. Steve Brule ... The FISA Court does NOT do that ... The Cooper v. Harris ruling ... Who is Trump's Fredo? ... The North Carolina Voter ID law ... Why the Roberts Court threw out VRA pre-clearance ... The Moothie and the future of Trump handshakes ... Linda McMahon cannot take a Stunner

May 30 2017

1hr 29mins

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Rank #14: 047 - Dave and Jeb Aren't Mean #009 - Good Luck with The Wine Clown

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KEITH BUCKLEY presents Hallmark's Lucky in Love (2014), with Jeb Lund, David Roth and guest Jessie Opoien, for: April Fool's bona fides ... Jessie's slide into Hallmark fandom ... Dave's "Lucky in Love" meet-cute ... Plot in 60 Seconds ... Good "Hallmark bad" ... Inventing MySpace ... Land without contact info ... Proto-MRA: "I love you, children's-book pig" ... Elevator pitch the woo ... Spot the Angel! ... Kushner sighting ... Eat Your Heart Out: Men you have known, fondue you have missed, 50 Shades jokes you saw ... The Fishhook ... White Lotus: It'll Take A Tad Longer Than A Burger™ ... Expanded Universe ... Overdetermined ... Dad-Brain Meets Chocho Binco ... April Fool's Bechdel Test ... Whoa! Partner Chat: Anti-Canadian racism and Kate's love ... The expanding/entrangening Hallmark roster ... Gallimaufry! ... Two tickets to country paradise ... CLIP: "I have no secrets from you, Mira. None." ... Gender wokeness ... Literal elevator pitch ... Hire us as professional Hallmark Accidental Menace detectors ... Leadership thinking in the business office ... Bad pun. MUSIC: "Fuck You If You Don't Like Christmas" and "If U Want It" by Crudbump; "Sentimental Journey" by Esquivel; "Pablo Picasso" by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, performed by The Burning Sensations; all other music by Chris Collingwood of Look Park and Fountains of Wayne.

Apr 15 2018

1hr 30mins

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Rank #15: 042 - The Summer Cannibals

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DAVE WEIGEL of the Washington Post joins for: Pruitt moment ... Letterman prelude ... Filler words ... Bueller and Ben Stein ... Email your groans! ... When does exhaustion set in? ... Tired of people "tired of politics" ... Palace intrigue, clone-stamped rage takes and finding the sweet spot ... Conservative anger unmoored from economics ... The GOP made its over-class into marks ... Surreal Q&A with Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie ... Pwning Libs and the politics of punishment ... The right's generational "whatever" of the debt ... Learning not to be scared of debt or taxes ... Rising Democrats learning from Trump's boldness ... 

Feb 14 2018

52mins

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Rank #16: 034 - The Best Team Money Can Buy

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MOLLY KNIGHT joins for: Vindicating your own book ... Our first World Series Games ... Kershaw as one of the good guys ... In a weird place about Taylor Swift ... F*ck Trevor Bauer ... Believing you are the fittest survivor ... 'Wow, I'm experiencing joy' ... Sports as refuge and redemption ... What about the Astros is scary? ... What Peak Puigness can we expect? ... The Dodgers ARE sympathetic! ... How much is enough winning? ... Expert eyes on what to watch for...

Oct 27 2017

54mins

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Rank #17: 014 - War Fever

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BREAKING NEWS from the HOLOCAUST CENTER ... Chocolate cake with the plummy Money Honey ... The only Scorcese movie John Ritter is in ... Cucked by a warlock over General Foods International Coffees ... The perfect opportunism of the Syria strike ... THE MORRISSEY-JADEN SMITH AXIS ... That fucking Pepsi ad and documenting the lower reaches of corporate-think equality...

Apr 15 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #18: 032 - Strained and Oblique

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DAVID ROTH is back for a World Series preview in: The rattling old car of your dying body ... Kicking the Yankees' corpse ... Ryan Gosling's bullpen face ... Every year Brian McCann's in the majors is one he's not a police officer ... Farewell to Cubs sympathy ... 27 Rings ... Glorious Puigness ... The redemptive sight of elite failure ... The solipsism of learning things late...

Oct 24 2017

39mins

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Rank #19: 044 - Amy's Pad Thai, "Dead Putting Society"

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JESSE FARRAR is taking the odds on: A new segment called A New Segment ... What the F*ck Are You Feeding Me? ... Nut allergies ... The best of ersatz pad thai ... Water chestnut BS ... Noodle King ... The Fat Economist ... Uncle Jesse Has To Watch His Sodium ... Gut Check ... The Lunchroom Coach ... Who Would You Feed This To? ... Episode summary! ... A likable parable ... Society for Tendentious Anachronism ... Beer Flanders' macho mug ... You invest a lot with a keg ... High butt ... Doorbell ... Trashy Maude Flanders ... A Moment with Robert Evans ... More tournament! ... "You are my brother" ... More golfers! ... Serenity now ... Episode rating ... Weed Flanders ... Available for work ... Pointless Miscellany ... Mean kids ... Unintentionally Creepy: Watchin U, Todd ... Ending with compliments ... The sound of one hand waving...

Mar 16 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #20: 019 - The Opening of the Casket

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David J. Roth (again) joins us for: The dispiriting inevitability of the Warriors ... LeBron, age and empathy ... Does a Warriors playoff sweep kill all but the bitterest memes? ... Clay Travis is the Vinnie Johnson of racism and other adventures in trutherism ... ESPN's internal numbers on political bias ... "Roundball Rock" and JOHN TESH IS A PRINCE ... Media lust for terrorism panic ... When other people take ownership of your tragedy ... SPECIAL GUEST: BARRON TRUMP.

Jun 06 2017

1hr 15mins

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