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A weekly current events podcast where the hosts discuss whatever is hot in the news each week.

Curmudgeon's Corner Samuel Minter / Iván Bou

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A weekly current events podcast where the hosts discuss whatever is hot in the news each week.

    2021-10-22: See All About It

    2021-10-22: See All About It

    On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan are joined by Bruce who joins us to discuss his adventures in helping to build and deploy a submarine. Not the military kind, but the deep see research kind, but one you can buy tickets on! If you have the cash. Oh, and after that they discuss the pandemic and congress. But they do that all the time.




    Show Details:

    Recorded 2021-10-22

    Length this week - 2:00:10





    (0:00:22-0:39:40) Submarine

    Agenda
    Episode 750
    Background
    Apollo 13 moment
    The dome
    The experience
    Tickets

    (0:40:11-1:15:30)Pandemic

    Trends
    Masks
    Vaccines vs natural immunity
    Lockdowns and mandates
    Individual decision?

    (1:16:02-1:59:49) Congress

    Alec Baldwin
    Bannon contempt
    Jan 6th investigations
    Voting rights and the filibuster
    Infrastructure negotiations
    Stuff at the end







    The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

    Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

    Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

    Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

    Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

    • 2 hr
    2021-10-15: Angle Of Your Finger

    2021-10-15: Angle Of Your Finger

    This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan's main topics are the supply chain problems, and various aspects of the political situation for Democrats. All kinds of meaty stuff in there, but they also talk about Captain Kirk in space, and the NFL and Netflix scandals.




    Show Details:

    Recorded 2021-10-15

    Length this week - 1:45:51





    (0:00:23-0:32:21) But First

    Agenda
    Sam: Captain Kirk in space
    Ivan: NFL and Netflix scandals

    (00:32:49-1:01:40) Supply Chain

    Cascading ripples
    Breaking Just-In-Time
    Economic impacts
    Labor shortage
    Consumer impact

    (1:03:41-1:45:30) Democratic Politics

    Popularism
    Deliverism
    Scaring people
    Bannon contempt
    Not looking back
    Stuff at the end







    The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

    Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

    Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

    Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

    Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    2021-10-08: Second Tongue

    2021-10-08: Second Tongue

    On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about Europe a bit. Specifically mostly about European energy concerns. And they talk about Facebook. The outage. The leak. The perils of optimizing for engagement. And the possibilities of government regulation. But first the usual random stuff and some pre-show hijinks. Have fun!




    Show Details:

    Recorded 2021-10-08

    Length this week - 1:54:54





    (0:00:01-0:06:48) Pre-show Hijinks
    (0:07:10-0:37:54) But First

    Agenda
    Ivan: Job update
    Ivan: Tax stuff
    Sam: Whose podcast?
    Sam: Movie: Apollo 11 (2019)

    (0:39:48-0:57:40) European Energy

    UK fuel crisis
    How's Brexit working out?
    European dependency on Russian gas

    (0:58:07-1:54:34) Facebook

    Mini pandemic round
    The outage
    The leak
    Optimizing for engagement
    Government regulation?
    Stuff at the end







    The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

    Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

    Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

    Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

    Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    2021-10-02: Paste Paste Confirm

    2021-10-02: Paste Paste Confirm

    This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss some recent Apple software updates, Ivan rants about people who say they take climate change seriously, but still don't make personal choices that align with that, they discuss all the latest pandemic trends (spoilers, things are getting better at the moment!), and finally they discuss all the latest congressional goings on with government shutdowns, debt limits, and the two big trillion plus dollar bills. Enjoy!




    Show Details:

    Recorded 2021-10-02

    Length this week - 1:39:46





    (0:00:23-0:43:32) But First

    Agenda
    Sam: Apple software updates
    Ivan Climate hypocrites

    (0:44:18-1:14:57) Pandemic

    Stats
    Acute locations
    New developments
    Mandates

    (1:16:41-1:39:26) Congress

    Government shutdown averted
    Debt limit still pending
    Infrastructure week again
    End stuff







    The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

    Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

    Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

    Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

    Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    2021-09-25: Demolished the Roof

    2021-09-25: Demolished the Roof

    On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam is joined by his 12 year old son Alex for the entire show. But for the first time, rather than talking exclusively about video games, his YouTube channel, and things like that as he has done before, he actually joins his dad in discussing a couple of movies and how the pandemic impacts him. He then pretends to fall asleep during a segment on the January 6th memo released this week, and the results of that pseudo-audit in Arizona. Oh, and Sam discusses a little incident relating to the original opening segment of this week's show, and how a little burst of static keeps us from breaking a really long streak.




    Show Details:

    Recorded 2021-09-25

    Length this week - 1:06:35





    (0:00:01-0:06:30) Explanation
    (0:06:53-0:09:54) Alex's Mini Show
    (0:10:19-0:23:47) Movies

    Corpse Bride (2005)
    Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

    (0:24:32-0:45:58) Pandemic

    Trends
    Alex vaccination
    Alex and school

    (0:47:51-1:06:14) Politics Stuff

    January 6th memo
    Arizona pseudo-audit
    Alex style end stuff







    The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

    Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

    Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

    Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

    Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    2021-09-18: Slow Walk It

    2021-09-18: Slow Walk It

    This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about all kinds of things. From Facebook to General Milley, from Apple to Afghanistan. From Trump continuing to be a sore loser, to fun with unauthorized computer network access. And of course the pandemic. And a TV show.




    Show Details:

    Recorded 2021-09-18

    Length this week - 2:12:23





    (0:00:22-0:33:51) But First

    Agenda
    Ivan: Unauthorized network access
    Sam TV: Broadchurch (2013-2017)

    (0:34:18-1:13:52) Pandemic

    Trends
    Boosters
    Hospitals and schools
    Regional differences
    Changing guidance
    Politics

    (1:14:33-2:12:02) Four Pack

    Ivan: Facebook interactions
    Sam: General Milley and Trump
    Ivan: Apple stuff
    Sam: Collateral damage
    Sam: Trump on Georgia
    The stuff at the end







    The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

    Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

    Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

    Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

    Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

    • 2 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

ethwc ,

Current Politics, and other subjects, Discussions

Two old friends engage in weekly discussion of current political events from mostly liberal stance. Occasionally, a guest discussant replaces one of them. Great fun to listen, agree with, disagree with, be upset by some of the language, and ponder on. As an occasional guest, I may be biased but find the end result to be worth an investment of a couple hours each week of my time. Keep it up, guys.

arjaybe ,

Two guys ranting about stuff

Listen in on a conversation you might have late night with a buddy over a beer or two or three. I don't always agree, but fun to listen to.

jonathan.oberg ,

Two Guys Talking - Join the Conversation

Sam and Ivan (and the occasional guest) have a variety of world experience, and a long history together.

They reasonably discuss politics, tech, travel, etc and related current events.

Not news, not politically biased, just two guys talking, and kind of conversation you’d want to join.

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