Episode 76: The Political Hunger Games

June 26, 2019

  

For this episode, Ty and Daphne discuss current events, news, and how to prepare for the Democratic primary debates. They begin by catching up (00:30) and discussing “Oh Lawd” news (6:15), including an airline passenger’s Twilight Zone experience (7:04), a $40 million divorce (9:49), a hacker’s successful ransom request (13:10), the evolutionary effects of cellphone usage (19:49), and an investigation into Philadelphia police officers’ offensive social media posts (27:50). Ty and Daphne then turn their attention to politics. Specifically, they discuss Mitch McConnell’s remarks on reparations (32:40), their hopes for the 2020 democratic debates (36:15), topics you should research before watching the debates (42:12), strategies for finding a candidate that aligns with your values (44:00), recent Trump news (46:35), and the latest Kavanaugh/Supreme Court headlines (52:14).

 

Resources:

  • Passenger says she woke up alone on an empty Air Canada plane  - https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/24/americas/air-canada-passenger-wakes-empty-plane/index.html

  • Michigan man who won $8 million lottery jackpot during divorce ordered to pay half to ex-wife  - https://people.com/human-interest/michigan-man-wins-lottery-divorce-pay-half-ex-wife/

  • ‘Horns’ are growing on Young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/06/20/horns-are-growing-young-peoples-skulls-phone-use-is-blame-research-suggests/?utm_term=.aff5781fea2f

  • Once teased for her name, Marijuana Pepsi turns her challenges into a Ph.D. - https://www.npr.org/2019/06/21/734839666/dr-marijuana-pepsi-wont-change-her-name-to-make-other-people-happy 

  • Tennessee preacher-cop calls for execution of LGBTQ people - https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/14/us/tennessee-preacher-cop-lgbtq/index.html

  • 72 Philadelphia police officers place on desk duty over offensive social media posts - https://www.npr.org/2019/06/19/734241210/72-philadelphia-police-officers-placed-on-desk-duty-over-offensive-social-media

  • Everything you need to know about the first 2020 Democratic debates  - https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/449758-the-hills-guide-to-everything-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-the-first-2020

  • ISideWith presidential quiz and voter guide - https://www.isidewith.com/

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