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Rank #1: 69: Skeptricrat069 - Nice and New and Smart Edition

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On this week's episode: WAR! Are we sure it's good for anything? Because it feels like we're gonna have a lot ... John Bolton and a carpenter trick a bunch of clams ... And Mark Zuckerberg explains to the US Senate how to redeem their 50 free hours on AOL.

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Headline Sources:

FBI raids Michael Cohen's office: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/us/politics/fbi-raids-office-of-trumps-longtime-lawyer-michael-cohen.html

US Coalition attacks syria over chemical weapons attack: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/world/middleeast/trump-strikes-syria-attack.html

Zuckerberg questioned by Senate regarding Cambridge Analytica and data usage: http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-zuckerberg-testimony-20180410-story.html

Paul Ryan sees writing on the wall: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-speaker-paul-ryan-will-not-seek-reelection-he-tells-friends-and-colleagues/2018/04/11/0d2719e4-3d83-11e8-8d53-eba0ed2371ccstory.html?utmterm=.9ca28451dc3d

Comey book to be released this week: https://www.npr.org/2018/04/13/602106492/in-a-higher-loyalty-james-comey-describes-an-unethical-untethered-president

Somebody finally explains the TPP to Trump and he wants back in: http://time.com/5238220/donald-trump-rejoin-trans-pacific-partnership/

Roundup Sources:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/102837654/exicebreaker-owners-sold-business-for-288-million

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-43762251

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-admin-hits-putins-circle-sanctions-russian-oligarchs/story?id=54294201

https://news.sky.com/story/worlds-oldest-man-revealed-as-112-year-old-masazo-nonaka-11324957

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/05/conor-mcgregor-ufc-media-day-ruckus

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2018/04/01/ntsb-unhappy-with-tesla-release-of-investigative-information-in-fatal-crash/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.607f64c76e67

http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/news-wire/topless-protester-charges-at-bill-cosby-as-retrial-begins/article_3971bc7d-70e9-54cf-95f4-9191950c1b54.html

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liberman-says-idf-will-not-change-open-fire-policy-on-gaza-border

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/06/live-export-ship-banned-from-leaving-dock-unless-welfare-conditions-met

http://tass.com/world/998892

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/03/us/indiana-firefighters-plane-collision/index.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/04/12/holocaust-remembrance-day-americans-forgetting/511320002/

https://www.sbnation.com/golf/2018/4/7/17209958/masters-2018-live-scores-leaderboard-sunday-highlights-news

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/eurostar-london-amsterdam-direct-train-live-latest-updates-st-pancras-service-launch-netherlands-a8287041.html

https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Bathroom-Hand-Dryers-Spread-Fecal-Bacteria-UConn-Study-479721513.html

Apr 16 2018

38mins

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Rank #2: 70: Skepticrat070 - Pee Tape Delayed Edition

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On this week's episode: We're Kim Jong-UN step closer to world peace ... Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee say "nu-uh" verbosely ... And Kanye West shows us exactly where the white guilt runs out.

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Headline Sources:

Inter-Korean summit: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/26/korean-summit-everything-you-need-to-know and https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/27/asia/read-full-declaration-north-south-korea/index.html

Kanye West loving Trump and might run for POTUS in 2024: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/25/politics/kanye-west-donald-trump-twitter/index.html

Homeopath uses rabid dog saliva to treat 4-year-old with behavioral problems: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/04/18/a-4-year-old-had-been-growling-at-preschool-so-this-naturopath-says-she-gave-him-rabid-dog-saliva/?utm_term=.b73828589a60 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/19/homeopath-used-saliva-of-a-rabid-dog-to-treat-4-year-olds-behavior-issues/

House Intelligence Committee releases their “findings”: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-intelligence-committee-gop-releases-final-russia-report/2018/04/27/cfea31e2-4a20-11e8-9072-f6d4bc32f223

Toronto van attack by incel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torontovanattack

Pee tape alibi getting weaker and weaker: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/flight-records-contradict-trump-pee-tape-whereaboutsus5ade5610e4b036e7aeb59162

Roundup Sources:

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/bill-cosby-scandal/bill-cosby-found-guilty-sexual-assault-retrial-n869121

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Airplane-Makes-Emergency-Landing-at-Philadelphia-International-Airport-480008613.html

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43873058

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/26/605471807/dr-ronny-jackson-withdraws-as-va-nominee

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2167030-distant-jupiter-like-world-may-be-the-darkest-planet-ever-found/

http://www.roshambo.org

https://www.firstpost.com/india/two-dead-in-mumbais-bhandup-after-wall-roof-of-community-toilet-collapse-probe-underway-4449247.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43866700

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43840505

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43891489

http://calgarysun.com/news/weird/fajita-thief-texas-man-sentenced-to-50-years-for-1-2-million-theft-of-fajitas/wcm/bfac516f-5287-451b-a2cc-bc40ba1e9454?utm

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16175769.Revealed_NewcracksatScotsnuclearreactorraiseradiationaccidentfears/?ref=mr&lp=14

http://time.com/5251988/uranus-hydrogen-sulfide-rotten-eggs-voyager/

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/27/europe/royal-baby-name-intl/index.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-43864133

Apr 30 2018

43mins

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Rank #3: 77: Skepticrat077 - Jim Kroeger Edition

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On this week's episode: We win millions by asking Donald Trump what the lottery numbers WON'T be … Winnie the Pooh will be detained by communists … And we LOSE millions by asking ELI what the best STOCKS won't be.

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Headline Sources:

Trump says impressive list of stupid things this week even for him: https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/02/politics/mueller-investigation-jeff-sessions-tweet/index.html https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/02/politics/donald-trump-shutdown/index.html https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/01/opinions/trump-has-no-earthly-clue-about-how-everyday-people-live-psaki/index.html

Update on Week One of Manafort Trial: http://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/400327-five-things-to-know-about-manaforts-first-week-in-court

Eli got in another Facebook fight and immediately wrote a headline while typing all loud: https://www.vox.com/2018/8/3/17644704/sarah-jeong-new-york-times-tweets-backlash-racism

Trump calls LeBron James and Don Lemon stupid: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/melania-trump-comes-to-lebron-james-defense-after-presidents-insultus5b660139e4b0b15abaa3d6e7 https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/michael-jordan-throws-support-behind-lebron-james-spat-trump-president-included-like-mike-hate-tweet/

China bans Christopher Robin: https://www.vox.com/2018/8/4/17651630/christopher-robin-banned-in-china-pooh

North Korean nuclear talks going nowhere: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45069951

Aug 06 2018

46mins

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Rank #4: 76: Skepticrat076 - Knock on Wouldn't Edition

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On this week's episode: Trump wouldn't even commit treason ... We lament all the Disney movies we'll never direct ... And Russia has to wean the US off its breast milk tariff idea.

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Headline Sources:

Fallout from Trump/Putin summit: https://www.vox.com/2018/7/16/17576956/transcript-putin-trump-russia-helsinki-press-conference

Disney Fires James Gunn: https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/20/entertainment/james-gunn-exits-guardians-of-the-galaxy-3/index.html

Trump whines about NFL National Anthem kneelers: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-flag-kneeling-tweetus5b526248e4b0fd5c73c56f20

Maria Butina arrested: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/16/maria-butina-charged-spying-russia-us-doj <> https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/20/politics/mueller-manhattan-madam/index.html

Eli wastes a headline making a specious argument about what Heath said about Tesla: https://money.cnn.com/2018/07/19/technology/business/tesla-downgrade/index.html

Trump's UN delegation declares war on breast milk: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/07/09/the-pro-life-trump-administration-declared-war-on-breast-milk/

Jul 23 2018

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Rank #5: 79: Skepticrat 079: Laborious Editon

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In this week’s episode, we learn that life without Heath is a lot less “pun”, Missouri puts the term ‘beat your meat’ in legal limbo if you don’t plan on eating your penis, the Mayor of London will get totally PWNED, and John McCain will show Trump what to do if he’s serious about making America great again.

To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat

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Headlines:

New Wapo/ABC poll shows 60% disapproval rating: https://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2018/08/31/National-Politics/Polling/release_528.xml

London Mayor gets his own revenge balloon: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/london-mayor-bikini-blimp-trump-baby-balloon/

Trump fucks Canada again: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-nafta/u-s-mexico-reach-nafta-deal-pressure-turns-to-canada-idUSKCN1LC1E7 and https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/9/1/17808706/trump-off-the-record-toronto-star-canada

Death toll from hurricane Maria raised to over 3000: https://abcnews.go.com/US/death-toll-hurricane-maria-3000-puerto-rico-study/story?id=57179291

Missouri passes new meat labelling law: https://www.npr.org/2018/08/29/642937901/whats-meat-anyway-missouri-label-law-says-it-comes-from-an-animal-some-disagree

Sep 03 2018

31mins

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Rank #6: 80: Skepticrat080 - Lodestar Wars Edition

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On this week's episode: President Trump fills about 3000 graves with fake dudes ... We get to make fun of people who live in Eastern North Carolina with impunity ... And the American political spectrum looks like a train car with a crazy hobo named Donald in the middle.

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Headline Sources:

Trump yelling TREASON after anonymous NYT op-ed: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/opinion/trump-white-house-anonymous-resistance.html

Trump claims Puerto Ricans died just to make him look bad: https://www.npr.org/2018/09/13/647377915/trump-denies-death-toll-in-puerto-rico-falsely-claims-done-by-the-democrats

Hurricane Florence pummels the Carolinas: https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/hurricane-florence-dle/index.html

Manafort pleads guilty to all the crimes we have a name for: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/14/former-trump-campaign-chairman-paul-manafort-appears-to-reach-plea-deal-823882

Jeff Bezos is giving a bunch of money to charity: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/09/13/amazon-ceo-jeff-bezos-announces-2-billion-charity-fund/1289788002/

Trump wanted to print cash to pay down the national debt: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/11/trump-once-considered-just-printing-money-to-lower-the-national-debt-woodward-reports.html

Sep 17 2018

38mins

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Rank #7: 73: Skepticrat073 - OMG7 Edition

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On this week's episode, Eli gets a chance to do the opening "It's Monday" (and totally nails it), Trump will pout when he learns that the G7 isn't a bingo night, and your mom should've thought about insurance before she decided to have diabetes.

Headline links: 

Trump shits all over G7: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-floats-end-to-all-tariffs-threatens-major-penalties-for-countries-that-dont-agree/2018/06/09/a06350be-6bf1-11e8-bea7-c8eb28bc52b1story.html?utmterm=.e227de9964ac

Ontario elects populist hack: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-election-ontario/populist-doug-ford-set-to-win-ontario-polls-promises-prosperity-idUSKCN1J318K

Puerto Rico’s government agrees to begrudgingly help figure out how many people the hurricane killed: http://www.wdtn.com/news/u-s-world/court-orders-puerto-rico-to-release-stormrelated-death-data/1219559305

Largest primary night of the year: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/06/politics/california-primary-takeaways/index.html

Lawsuit threatens pre-existing conditions provision of the ACA: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/06/08/aca-lawsuit-could-jeopardize-52-million-americans-access-to-health-care/?utm_term=.b5f925aaf22a

South Korean women’s march: https://www.rt.com/news/429289-south-korea-spy-porn-women-protest/

Paul Manafort faces two more obstruction indictments: https://www.vox.com/2018/6/8/17442614/mueller-manfort-kilimnik-indicted-russia

Jun 11 2018

31mins

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Rank #8: 4: Skepticrat 004 - Crimea River Edition

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In this week's episode, we'll learn all about setting babies on fire for fun and profit, Scott Walker gets sacked on 3rd and long by a British journalist, we'll reveal ourselves to be pro-nipple, and James Inhofe convinces Obama that we need to beat the Russians to the moon.

Feb 16 2015

31mins

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Rank #9: 65: Skepticrat065 - State of the Union Special Edition

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On this week's episode: We watched the State of the Union and it was none of those words ... Trump made it super clear that he wants to fuck a hydrocarbon ... And if you order your copy of the Nunes Memo in the next 10 minutes, you'll get a free set of jingly keys.

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Source Links:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/us/politics/fact-check-sotu.html

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/30/us/politics/state-of-the-union-2018-transcript.html

Feb 05 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #10: 5: Skepticrat 005 - White Men Can't Trump Edition

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In this week's episode, we'll learn about bleaching the assholes of autistic kids for fun and profit, a Mississippi state representative has trouble adjusting to the new post-bellum society, Glenn Beck compares Jenny McCarthy to Galileo (and not just because neither of them have had detectable brain activity in the past 373 years), and Bryan Fischer teaches us that gay marriage minus slavery equals holocaust.

Feb 23 2015

31mins

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Rank #11: 66: Skepticrat066 - After Nunes Delight Edition

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On this week's episode: Carl the Pugapegacorn starts shilling for the US government ... Fox News pines for the good old Olympic days of 1936 ... And Donald Trump calls "Memo tag, no backsies, no double stamps, timeout I twisted my ankle."

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Headline Sources:

Nunes memo gets released; rebuttal memo gets blocked: https://www.npr.org/2018/02/02/582666768/trump-leans-into-attack-on-fbi-as-clock-ticks-toward-release-of-nunes-memo https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/09/donald-trump-blocks-democrat-nunes-memo-russia

That's 4 school shootings in the US in 2018 alone: https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/01/us/school-shootings-in-2018/index.html

Fox News column about too many negroes and gays in the Olympics: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/international/ct-spt-fox-news-olympics-diversity-column-pulled-20180210-story.html

Michael Cohen's new story about the Stormy Daniels payment: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-time-to-clear-the-air-about-stormy-daniels/2018/02/14/15803f4e-11be-11e8-9065-e55346f6de81story.html?utmterm=.cf91fae3bbee

Trump’s infrastructure plan is stupid: https://slate.com/business/2018/02/trump-infrastructure-plan-you-pay-for-it.html

Trump wants to replace SNAP with Blue Apron for poor people: https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/13/opinions/trumps-blue-apron-type-plan-is-crumbs-to-the-poor-filipovic/index.html

Roundup Sources:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43092085

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/08/bermuda-repeal-same-sex-marriage

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-iran/israel-shoots-down-iranian-drone-strikes-iranian-targets-in-syria-army-idUSKBN1FU07L

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43091248

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-spacex-falcon-heavy-launch-20180206-story.html

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/police-recommend-israeli-pm-benjamin-netanyahu-be-indicted-corruption-bribery-n847616

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/cold-poor-south-korean-mountains-winter-olympics-begin-52952010

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43039928

http://www.businessinsider.com/kim-jong-un-impersonator-walks-through-north-koreas-olympic-cheer-squad-2018-2

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42976858

http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/29/news/companies/chief-wahoo-cleveland-indians/index.html

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/17/americas/mexico-helicopter-crash/index.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ireland-politics-sinnfein/mcdonald-succeeds-gerry-adams-as-sinn-fein-president-idUSKBN1FU0QV

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/think-commas-don-t-matter-omitting-one-cost-maine-dairy-n847151

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/12/egypt-bans-satirical-saturday-night-live-arabia-tv-show-for-being-inappropriate

http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/13/son-concorde-plane-fly-london-new-york-three-hours-7309260/

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42942921

Feb 19 2018

36mins

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Rank #12: 106: Skepticrat106 - Ukraine Technique Edition

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On this week's episode: Everyone gets super into peaches ... Noah finds out that he learned what 'prorogue' means for nothing ... And a VERY LITERAL explosion of semen.
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Headline Sources:

Ukraine whistle blower: www.any-headlineproduced_in_thelast-96.hours

Senate votes to kill national emergency declaration along southern border: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/senate-votes-to-kill-national-emergency-declaration-along-southern-border/

UK Supreme Court rules that suspending Parliament was unlawful: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49810261 https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-32816450

Trump supporters set out to find the whistleblower: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/09/27/sounds-like-criminal-democrats-rip-trump-whistleblower-spy/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/09/28/amateur-pro-trump-sleuths-scramble-unmask-whistleblower-your-president-has-asked-your-help/

Greta Thunberg Addresses New York's Climate Strike: https://time.com/5682318/nyc-global-climate-strike/

Semen explosion after blaze hits bull artificial insemination facility: https://www.newsweek.com/fire-bull-semen-explosion-farm-australia-1459673

Sep 30 2019

37mins

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Rank #13: 71: Skepticrat071 - Cohen of Silence Edition

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On this week's episode: All evil acts are seven degrees or less away from Michael Cohen ... We'll learn that real estate boom has a totally different meaning in Hawaii ... And American democracy theater is breaking the fourth wall again.

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Headline Sources:

Cohen sold American policy to the highest bidders: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/09/politics/michael-cohen-trump-lobbying/index.html https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/10/politics/rudy-giuliani-michael-cohen-trump/index.html

White house Aide jokes about dying McCain: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/10/politics/white-house-kelly-sadler-john-mccain/index.html

Trump announces that we're pulling out of Iran nuclear deal: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/world/middleeast/trump-iran-nuclear-deal.html also http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/05/11/top-state-department-nuclear-expert-announces-resignation-in-wake-of-trump-iran-deal-exit/

And here's what Iran plans on doing: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iran-prepared-for-all-scenarios-if-trump-nixes-nuclear-deal-officials-say/2018/05/08/531047a0-5241-11e8-a6d4-ca1d035642ce

Israel attacks Iranian positions in Iran: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/10/israel-fires-barrage-missiles-syria-accusing-iranian-forces/

Schneiderman resigns amidst multiple sexual misconduct allegations: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/four-women-accuse-new-yorks-attorney-general-of-physical-abuse

Dr. Dre loses trademark battle to PA gynecologist Dr. Drai: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dr-dre-dr-drai-legal-battleus5af355c3e4b09bb419e4a367

Roundup Sources:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12048539

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44096595

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/5/11/17326646/robot-sex-dolls-love-artificial-intelligence

http://kfor.com/2018/05/07/35-structures-destroyed-after-hawaiis-volcanic-eruption/

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/live/2018/may/12/eurovision-song-contest-2018-live-lisbon

http://www.cityam.com/285515/walmart-acquires-indias-largest-online-shop-flipkart-16bn

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/12/middleeast/iraq-elections-intl/index.html

http://www.lastampa.it/2018/05/12/italia/berlusconi-si-pu-di-nuovo-candidare-s-del-giudice-alla-riabilitazione-3exSntp1axZPDIP0bjKr8K/pagina.html

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2775247-john-mcenroe-donald-trump-offered-me-1m-to-play-serena-or-venus-williams?utmsource=cnn.com&utmmedium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

http://bgr.com/2018/05/07/avengers-infinity-war-box-office-billion/

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/new-yorks-tappan-zee-bridge-recycled-artificial-reef

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-internet/fcc-says-net-neutrality-rules-will-end-on-june-11-idUSKBN1IB1UN

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-44078255

https://home.nra.org/lt-colonel-oliver-north-poised-to-become-nra-president/

www.heathalmostburstsintoflame.com

May 14 2018

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Rank #14: 64: Skepticrat064 - Eyes Wide Shutdown Edition

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On this week's episode: Donald Trump is long, strong, and can’t keep the government on … The Patriots all die in a fiery plane crash over and over again forever … And everyone's being super judgmental about eating pods of laundry detergent.

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Headline Links:

Walmart faking trickle down: http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/13/opinions/sams-club-walmart-corporate-greed-tasini-opinion/index.html <> https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/01/11/walmart-boosts-minimum-wage-11-hands-out-bonuses-up-1-000-hourly-workers/1023606001/

Government shuts down: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/government-shuts-down-after-senate-bill-collapses-negotiations-fail/2018/01/20/dca0d7e0-fda6-11e7-8f66-2df0b94bb98a_story.html

Trump's lawyer paid off porn star to stay quiet about affair: https://www.thecut.com/2018/01/everything-to-know-about-the-stormy-danielstrump-scandal.html <> http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/16/media/fox-news-stormy-daniels-trump/index.html

New California: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/01/16/new-california-declares-independence-california-bid-become-51st-state/1036681001/ <> https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/01/17/new-california-five-times-californians-failed-split-golden-state/1040314001/ <> https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/720c6a07-3594-44b7-8098-94fc11bae240/downloads/1bs7g2fao_444861.pdf

All of Africa, El Salvador, and Haiti are shitholes: http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/12/politics/donald-trump-slur-racial-politics/index.html

Man shoots at church for being alien spaceship for reptiles: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/01/15/man-shoots-at-church-because-its-an-alien-space-ship-for-reptiles/

Roundup Links:

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/16/politics/trump-black-approval-rating/index.html

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-deploys-s400-division-crimea/28973635.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42752298

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-42687970?SThisFB

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201801161060796179-muslim-clerics-forbid-suicide-attacks

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-42731112

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/isro-launches-its-100th-satellite-into-space/article10027585.ece

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42668841

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-21/key-day-could-yield-fast-deal-or-long-impasse-shutdown-update

http://www.miningmx.com/news/diamonds/31327-gem-share-flies-910-carat-whopper-recovered-letseng/

https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2018-01-16/eu-parliament-calls-for-ban-on-electric-pulse-fishing

http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/17/asia/north-south-korea-olympics-flag-intl/index.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42703888

http://en.brinkwire.com/90379/study-identifies-brain-circuit-controlling-social-behavior/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-media/philippines-orders-further-probes-into-news-site-that-angered-duterte-idUSKBN1F61J1

https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-immigration-7-eleven/u-s-immigration-operation-targets-7-eleven-stores-in-17-states-idUSKBN1EZ2S4

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-dow-hits-26000-20180116-story.html

Jan 22 2018

42mins

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Rank #15: 105: Skepticrat105 - Intellectual Master Debater Edition

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On this week's episode: Andrew Yang will give you 50 bucks right the fuck now ... We’ll round up the urinal suspects ... And if you tape Sharpies to your fingers, that counts as having very big hands.

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Headline Sources:

Highlights from the primary debate: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/us/politics/democratic-presidential-debate-recap.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Tasteless asshole whose family member died on 9/11 uses it as a chance to take political shots: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/09/11/man_blasts_rep_ilhan_omar_at_911_memorial_ceremony_some_people_did_something_why_your_confusion.html

Bolton out: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49655279 and https://beta.washingtonpost.com/politics/boltons-departure-allegedly-pegged-to-disagreement-over-lifting-sanctions-on-iran/2019/09/14/98f7f096-d6f3-11e9-9343-40db57cf6abd_story.html

Underwater observatory vanishes: https://gizmodo.com/large-underwater-observatory-disappears-without-a-trace-1837897180/amp?__twitter_impression=true

YouTube un-bans/apologizes to far right channels: https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/youtube-reverses-course-apologizes-to-far-right-channels-unbans-them/

Solid gold toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/uk-blenheim-palace-gold-toilet-scli-gbr-intl/index.html

Sep 16 2019

37mins

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Rank #16: 88: Skepticrat088 - Chuck a l'Orange Edition

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On this week's episode: Eli will be deemed nonessential during the ongoing shutdown ... Donald Trump gets stuck with a truck full of watermelons after he's forced to change his catering plans last minute ... And all of you promise not to Eli this isn’t a federal job.  

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Headline Sources:

Trump cancels Pelosi's flights for spite over SOTU remark as shutdown continues: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46911478

Buzzfeed: Trump directed Cohen to lie to congress about Trump Tower Moscow negotiations: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/trump-russia-cohen-moscow-tower-mueller-investigation

Steve King removed from committee assignments after latest white supremacy remark: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/us/politics/steve-king-white-supremacy.html?module=inline

William Barr confirmation hearings: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/barr-confirmation-hearing-trumps-attorney-general-nominee-likely-to-face-tough-questioning-today-from-senate-panel/2019/01/15/02467a16-15e0-11e9-803c-4ef28312c8b9story.html?utmterm=.f298ad3c032f

Trump serves fast food buffet to Clemson football team during White House visit: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/1/15/18183617/trump-clemson-mcdonalds-burger-king-wendys-dominos

Man injects semen into his arm to cure back pain: https://www.sciencealert.com/patient-injected-himself-with-semen-thinking-it-would-cure-his-back-pain

Jan 21 2019

46mins

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Rank #17: 104: Skepticrat104 - Deal or No Deal Edition

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On this week's episode, Michael Marshall joins us to discuss the impending collapse of society on his side of the Atlantic to distract you from the impending collapse of society on our side.

Check out Marsh's show, Be Reasonable.
Check out Marsh's other show, Skeptics with a K
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Sep 02 2019

39mins

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Rank #18: 94: Skepticrat094 - Political Pseudoscience Edition

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Disclaimer: Anything that sounded like a suggestion of genociding anti-vaxxers was 100% sarcastic regardless of how offensive that target group might be.

On this week's episode: President Trump sure hopes nothing bad happens to Ilhan Omar ... New York will get constitutionally protected measles ... And Donald Trump holds interviews for the Acting Acting Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, just to be thorough.

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Headline Sources:

Two more high-ranking officials leave the Trump administration: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/04/08/politics/randolph-tex-alles-secret-service-director/index.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/homeland-security-secretary-kirstjen-nielsen-leaving-trump-administration-amid-surge-of-migrants/2019/04/07/97d20358-597d-11e9-b8e3-b03311fbbbfestory.html?utmterm=.bd46c4b11976

Trump threatens to release immigrants into ‘sanctuary cities’: https://www.npr.org/2019/04/12/712760676/trump-threatens-to-send-detained-immigrants-to-sanctuary-cities

Anti-vaxxers using Holocaust symbols to promote their murderous cause: https://nypost.com/2019/04/08/anti-vaxxers-slammed-for-using-star-of-david-to-promote-cause/

Thomas Massie questioning John Kerry: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/12/18307727/thomas-massie-john-kerry-video-political-science

Apr 15 2019

45mins

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Rank #19: 96: Skepticrat096 - Wohl E Coyote Super Boy Genius Edition

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On this week's episode: Jacob Wohl runs into a wall he painted a tunnel onto … Eli’s ‘gross, poor person’ character will become official school policy in Rhode Island … And Donald Trump tries weirdly hard to hide a 450-page essay about how innocent he is.

And yes, I'm aware it's actually Josiah "Jed" Bartlet.

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Headline Sources:

A decade of Trump's tax records confirm he's bad at everything: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/07/us/politics/donald-trump-taxes.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Rhode Island lunch law co-opted by yogurt company charity:  https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/10/us/rhode-island-lunch-debts-warwick-chobani-trnd/index.html

Giuliani plans/cancels trip to Ukraine for dirt on Joe Biden’s son: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/trumps-interest-stirring-ukraine-investigations-sows-confusion-in-kiev/2019/05/11/cb94f7f4-73ea-11e9-9331-30bc5836f48estory.html?utmterm=.ec02b1f1dc75

Jacob Wohl trolls himself wrong while trying to frame Mayor Pete for sexual misconduct: https://www.thedailybeast.com/jacob-wohl-tried-to-create-a-fake-counter-protest-to-his-own-press-conference https://www.thedailybeast.com/far-right-smear-merchants-jacob-wohl-and-jack-burkman-try-to-slime-pete-buttigieg-with-bogus-sex-assault-claim

Nick Di Paolo triggers Eli with new album on YouTube: https://www.nickdip.com/breath-of-fresh-air

Donald Trump pardons another evil person: https://www.npr.org/2019/05/07/720967513/trump-pardons-former-soldier-convicted-of-killing-iraqi-prisoner

May 13 2019

48mins

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Rank #20: 81: Skepticrat081 - Kavanausea Edition

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On this week's episode: White House staff put Rod Rosenstein in a box with a geiger counter, a radioactive substance, and a flask of hydrocyanic acid … The US Senate is all about the advice, but not so much the consent … And Trump will kill it at the surprise self-roast he totally meant to do.

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Headline Sources:

Kavanaugh hearing: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2018/09/27/kavanaugh-hearing-transcript/?utm_term=.293ea9c78fa6 https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/28/politics/jeff-flake-moment-trump-kavanaugh/index.html

Trump accuses China of interfering in our elections: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/world/asia/trump-china-election.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fworld&action=click&contentCollection=world®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront

Schrodinger's AG: https://www.vox.com/2018/9/24/17896140/rod-rosenstein-resigns-fired-mueller-trump-russia

Elon Musk being investigated by the SEC for fraud: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/27/business/elon-musk-sec-lawsuit-tesla.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Trump reluctantly signs spending bill: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/28/trump-signs-spending-bill-to-avert-shutdown-despite-border-wall-frustration.html

Trump is literal laughing stock of the UN General Assembly: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/people-actually-laughed-at-a-president-at-un-speech-trump-suffers-the-fate-he-always-feared/2018/09/25/990b1d52-c0eb-11e8-90c9-23f963eea204story.html?utmterm=.026e47744247 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/25/world-leaders-stumble-upon-potent-response-trumps-claims-laughter/?utm_term=.d9ef07dca28f

Oct 01 2018

41mins

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