Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are looking to avoid the mistakes they made during the 2016 election. But by doing that they may actually be furthering disinformation and other conspiracy theories. This week we are talking about the information and misinformation you need to know and how to avoid making the situation worse one week before the election. We also share our thoughts on Borat 2, American Utopia, and Black Box
Last week, the FBI intercepted six men that were trying to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. She is okay, but this week we're talking about the kidnappers' potential motivations, how the FBI stopped them, and why this could happen again. We also share our thoughts on the season 2 finale of The Boys on Amazon as well Hubie Halloween and The Haunting of Bly Manor.
Donald Trump shockingly if not unsurprisingly, tested positive for the coronavirus. But he's not the only one after the White House hosted a super-spreader event in the Rose Garden. How did this happen, what does the recovery process look like, and how will the effect the election? We talk about all of that with a respiratory therapist who has been on the front line in Philadelphia. We also share our thoughts on three Netflix movies: Enola Holmes, American Murder, and Dick Johnson is Dead.
With less than two months until Election Day, many experts are worried that social media platforms will repeat the mistakes of 2016. So, Facebook has a plan - no new political ads the week leading up to Election Day. This week we talk about how Facebook got to the place where it needs a plan to begin with, and whether it will be enough. We also share our thoughts on Cobra Kai, Love, Guaranteed, and what it's like watching Twin Peaks while high.
Also What Is TikTok?
Last week President Trump signed an executive order banning the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok unless it's sold, citing national security concerns. So when looking into the story the first thing we had to do was find out what TikTok is, why does Trump hates it so much, and are these concerns legitimate. We talk about all of that as well as the second season of Umbrella Academy and Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich both streaming on Netflix
The Trump Administration intends for schools to open for in-person classes this fall. And if schools decide not to open the President is threatening to withhold federal funding. So what is the plan to do so? We talk about how schools and colleges are planning to open up in the fall and if there is a way to do it safely. We also share our thoughts on Andy Samberg new movie Palm Springs and the Sci-fi movie Vast of Night.
The pressure is mounting for Washington to change the name of their football team after companies like FedEx, Nike, and McDonald's requested the team do so With the team facing economic pressure with D.C. finally get a new team name. This week we discuss that and stretch our vocal cords to discuss Hamilton now streaming on Disney+ and the new Will Ferrell comedy Eurovision now streaming on Netflix.
Busy week. We had the bungling of the Iowa caucuses, the State of the Union Address, the end of Trump's impeachment trial, and another Democratic debate. Not to mention that New Hampshire primary is this week. This week we attempt to talk about all of that along with sharing our thoughts on Bad Boys For Life, 1917 and we do a quick recap of the Oscars.
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas Eve Eve, Happy Festivus!!! And what a gift we got. Trump was impeached. But what does it matter? We get into that and what the next steps are and when/if they will take place. We also share our thoughts on the ending to the Skywalker saga - Star Wars Episode 9 The Rise of Skywalker and Michael Bay's thrill ride: 6 Underground.
Donald Trump ordered the removal of all U.S. troops from the Syrian-Turkey border. As a result Turkey is in the midst of an all-out assault on the Kurds occupying northern Syria who were our biggest ally in the war against ISIS, It has been a disaster in the region. This week Ryan and Zach try to figure out what is happening and what the reasons could be. They also share their thoughts on the El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie streaming now on Netflix and Jennifer Lopez's new movie, Hustlers.
Hosts: Zach Stone and Ryan Berger
A podcast where we talk about what's going on in the news and cross that with our favorite movies