Episode 30: “President” Nixon – Turns Out He WAS A Crook!

Man, Nixon sucks
Turns out they could!

We spent last episode complaining about Obama’s Foreign Policy and Neo-liberalism and now it’s only fair to dump on a much, much worse president, Richard Nixon. No, he’s not some intricate balance of complex good and bad issues, he’s a straight up piece of garbage. But what are some of the standout parts of his presidency? And how is Trump aping his style and grace? Pretty much whenever he can. Crooks of a feather, I suppose.

Everyone’s talking about Watergate nowadays. And adding gate to the end of everything. So what actually happened? What was the Saturday Night Massacre? And why was he called DeepThroat? Darryl walks us through the scandal and the cover-up. And a lot of people praise ol’ Tricky Dick for opening trade with China. Why was that such a big deal? Phil helps give some brief (more or less) history of China and some of the economic implications of opening up our economies.

Ryan walks us through some history of Cambodia, and how Nixon fueled the fires, staged coups, and led to one of the more forgotten and heinous genocides in modern times. A genocide America refused to acknowledge for decades! And finally Sly continues Nixon’s foreign policy disasters with how we intervened in Chile and pushed Friedman economic policies on behalf of American corporations and at the expense of the South American people. Oh, and don’t forget, Nixon started the war on drugs because he hated black people and was terrified of Jews! Also Henry Kissinger is scum, too.

Content warning: We speak extensively on some very heavy issues, primarily genocide.

Nixon’s Cambodian Invasion

Operation Menu

Cambodia’s Prince

The Genocide

An overview of the whole Cambodian Operation

Milquetoast New York Times’ Chile Article

The War On Drugs

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Episode 29: Trump vs Obama – Whoever Loses, Neoliberals Win

I really miss Obama
“I’m the least racist person you’ll ever meet. Period.”

Thanks, Obama. It’s time or the left to cannibalize itself. We all know Trump’s the worst president in modern American history. But was Obama perfect? We’ve wanted to talk about Obama’s flaws and problems for a while, but it’s important to keep in mind that Trump is So. Much. Worse.

Phil breaks down some of the nonsense Obama had to deal with, like his “lazy” vacation schedule and how it compares to Trump’s and Bush’s. Similarly, he compares “tyrant” Obama’s Executive Orders. The republican presidents were way worse, can you believe it? Darryl goes through the timeline of drone strikes and compares civilian deaths throughout our endless war with anyone we feel like attacking. Ryan focuses on Health Care, not the Trumpcare bills we covered previously, but some of the problems with Obamacare, which are all Joe Lieberman’s fault (and by proxy, Obama). Sly lays out his case against neoliberalism, especially during the Wall Street bailout, and wow, even just the foreplay is enough to radicalize us.

Some sources:

Joe Lieberman ruined health care

Seriously, he really sucks

Good thing we needed him for Obamacare

Tim Geithner is maybe worse, though

Obama’s Financial Policies sure were something

Make sure you listen to Ryan’s Judging Book Covers episode – The Last Two Weeks!

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Issue 61 – Doom 2099 – Dr. Doom Literally Wins the Internet

All hope lies in Doom
This the future liberals want. So badly. Please.

We’re back in the future! We stuck around the alternate 90s Marvel universe after last episode’s Punisher 2099. Is it still a bizarre cyberpunk, anarcho-capitalist wasteland? Yes. Is it still a lawless wasteland? Yes. Is it still totally awesome? Hell yeah. Everyone wears super cool shades and surfs through the internet. But this time, Dr. Doom is our hero, and what a hero he is.

We covered the first 10 issues of Doom 2099.

We all loved this book, but we’re split on which parts we loved! Whatever happened to this writer? Is he dead or was he just a visitor from another time? Darryl’s the necessary evil that we all go to for help. Ryan’s just become Sly’s mini-sidekick, echoing all his opinions. Sly really needs Cyclops’ goggles of his own. Phil maps out his plan for the first sentient AI.

Theme song: Cyberspace Safety Rap by students of the William E. Doar School for the Performing Arts

Make sure you listen to Ryan’s Judging Book Covers episode – Last Week and Next Week!

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Episode 28: Politics With The Listeners’ Family – Less Unhealthy? Maybe!

We're a Happy Family, Me, Mom, and Daddy
“Smile For The Status Quo, Kids!”

Last episode, we talked about our family’s politics. Very dramatically. And it definitely wasn’t just about our parents and the secret resentments that created our argument styles. So now we turn the microphone to all of you listeners and try to make us feel like we’re not totally weird. Big thanks to Elle, Julia, Julia’s Mom, Matt, Lauren, and Will for talking to us! Good thing nothing major happened last week in American politics! Usually it’s a real ****hole. Also porn stars are there sometimes. And Steve Bannon was subpoenaed and then refused to answer any questions. Why am I still writing this? 2018, am I right?

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Issue 60: Punisher 2099 – Future Capitalism Run Amok

Punisher2099 - Sly's ideal future
“Like my hardware? Well you’re DEADWARE”

Happy new year! We look to the future, 2099, and see what Marvel thought it would look like. Pretty frickin’ awesome, if you ask me. A world of complete privatization and one liners. What more could you want? The Punisher killing everyone? Because he’s here, too.

Punisher 2099 by Pat Mills, Tony Skinner, and Tom Morgan

This book is… something. It’s a world with Street Surgeons who steal your organs if you don’t pay your police subscription. It’s got anti-gravity carnivals. Death Support Systems. Molecular Disintegration. And some LIBERAL PSYCHOBABBLE. Ryan is entering into 2018 full on fascist edgelord. Sly’s won him over, can he convince Phil to join them on the dark side (almost definitely). Darryl’s still holding strong on the side of compassion and societal analysis. FOR NOW.

Theme song: Punisher Theme as performed by BOBER369

Make sure you listen to Ryan’s Wonder Woman Episode of Falling In Love Montage!

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Episode 27: Politics With The Family – An Oedipal Journey

Happy New Year, everyone! After a restful and relaxing holiday with our family, we’re back to complain about them! For this special episode, we decided to touch upon how we were raised, politically, when we started to diverge from our parents’ beliefs, and what it’s like dealing with them now. Apparently we can’t help but just talk about our dads the whole time! Wonder what that means?!?

On this episode, Phil desperately tries to psychoanalyze our very obvious hangups. Darryl breaks ranks to talk about… someone other than his Dad. Ryan’s slowly turning into Sly. And Sly takes a genuine turn to talk about his worldview.

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Previous episode with Ryan’s Dad

Theme Song: **** My Dad (Richard Bruce) by Insane Clown Posse

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Back Issues 2 – Wanted: The Edgiest Edgelord Book Returns

Hey y’all, it’s Christmas week so I’ll keep it short. We made Phil and Darryl revisit Wanted, a book we covered before they were on the show. The book’s terrible, but listen to our old episode here first to get a plot rundown. Or if you’re using a podcast app, it was episode 12.

We also cover our favorites and least favorite books of the year! See you in 2018! And make sure you tell Mark Millar to come fight us!

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Issue 59: Lobo vs Gay Batman & Friends in an Edgelord Christmas Event

And Happy Holidays, Ya Bastiches
Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Edgelords

It’s Christmas! Let’s get EDGY. Last year we covered that time extreme edgelord Lobo killed Santa Claus. And earlier in the year, we covered fascist Authority-member Batman-But-Gay Midnighter. What would happen if these titans of profanity and gore clashed? Spoilers: They do in this episode.

First, we give a little intro to the Authority, Midnighter’s Team

Then, the ultimate showdown between Lobo and The Authority

Here we are. We made it. Can you believe it’s already Christmas time? What a great holiday to close out an objectively great year. Everyone’s having a wonderful time. Especially Sly, who hates Christmas as much as he loves Korn. Darryl finally gets why complex continuity and inaccessible callbacks are what make comics amazing. Phil’s still desperately trying to quit the podcast. And here’s a secret: Ryan actually went out and bought a bunch of Authority books right after we recorded as an early present to himself.

This episode’s real not safe for work, y’all. Even more than usual.

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Episode 25: #NotAllMen, But Most Of Them, Apparently

Kill Your Darlings and their dads
Hey patriarchy, Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

2017 is terrible. Anyone who disagrees is probably a jerk. However, one of the few good things is the wave of men being held accountable for being total pieces of garbage. The list of men being accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault is never ending and every American industry is starting to flush out the monsters. Is this the beginning of the end of the patriarchy? Goddess, we flippin’ hope so.

On this episode, Ryan is joined by previous guests Alana, Julia, and Helen to discuss the recent outing of dozens of sexual predators. How do we feel about apologies? How do we deal with these people? We discuss Louis CK, Al Franken, Roy Moore, Donald Trump, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, and many more. This one gets pretty honest and emotional, y’all.

Content Warning: This episode has a lot of personal stories and experiences about sexual harassment, violence, and assault.

Further Information on “Apologies”

Julia’s Costume History Blog

Helen’s Podcast FiLM

Alana’s Once Upon A Time Podcast, Pod Ever After

Please Do Everything You Can To Help Defeat Literal Pedophile Senatorial Candidate Roy Moore

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Issue 58: Green Lantern Is Dead – Long Live Green Lantern’s Drunk Sidekick

 

Green Lantern Be Crazy
The sun’s out! Who you gonna call? A murdering psychopath!

It’s Part 2 of our Annual Thanks-for-killing-my-favorite-character-giving special! This one relies pretty heavily on our last episode, where Green Lantern went crazy and murdered everyone, so make sure you listen to that one first! This picks up a few years after that tragedy and picks up right in the middle of another big DC event, Final Night. Will the ex-hero turned super villain Green Lantern return to save the day? And then what happens next?

Read along: The Last Will And Testament Of Hal Jordan

On this episode, we continue with Green Lantern’s journey through the scariest nightmare imaginable – The 90s! And the early 2000s, but who’s counting? We primarily focus on a standalone graphic novel that follows Green Lanterns’ Silver Age sidekick as his life completely falls apart after the death of his icon. Jumping Fish Hooks, Emerald Avengers! Darryl stands alone when everyone else really loved this book. Is Phil finally starting to LIKE COMIC BOOKS? Ryan does his best to stop him by bringing up the dumbest lore he can think of. And in a SHOCKING TWIST, Sly agrees to disagree!

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