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Equal parts education, politics, awfulness, and awesomeness TIHA delivers the relevant information you need to know from a unique perspective you won't hear anywhere else.

This Is Happening America Mark Bettencourt and Justin Marra

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Equal parts education, politics, awfulness, and awesomeness TIHA delivers the relevant information you need to know from a unique perspective you won't hear anywhere else.

    Episode 15: One Last Story

    Episode 15: One Last Story

    It's the season finale of This Is Happening America and we're bringing you the second part of Justin's interview with Llewellyn King. We talk the twenty-four hour news cycle, the evolution of the relationship between journalists and sources, the diminishing role of reporters, and Llewellyn's origins in news media as a sixteen year old in Rhodesia, modern day Zimbabwe! To learn more about Lewellyn King,  Linda Gasperello, and their show visit The White House Chronicle  tiha [...]

    Episode 14: A Perfect Storm w/ Llewellyn King

    Episode 14: A Perfect Storm w/ Llewellyn King

    tiha14.mp3File Size: 60476 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this week's episode we direct our attention towards the news media. The rise of distribution networks over news bureaus, internet traffic, and social media has created a breaking news bubble thats diluted our information gathering, and reporting ability. To get a better understanding of what has happened in 'the news' we turn to Llewellyn King. With over 50 years in the news media he is well acquainted with the current lay of t [...]

    Minisode 14.5: Passengers

    Minisode 14.5: Passengers

    tiha14.5.mp3File Size: 26168 kbFile Type: mp3Download File Tune in this week for another installment of Mark Fixes A Movie. This week Mark digs into the sci-fi mega spectacle Passengers. Justin gets thoroughly disturbed by the plot, and is impressed by the elegance of Mark's fix.Passengers Trailer [...]

    Minisode 13.5: Dark Worlds

    Minisode 13.5: Dark Worlds

    tiha13.5.mp3File Size: 24975 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this very special minisode we bring you the story of Berliner Unterwelten (Berlin Underworlds). Celebrating 20 years of operating tours through Berlin's underworld of bunkers, tunnels, and catacombs the association will open all five of its tours to the public free of charge on June 17, 2017 for Night of The Underworld. While the museum in Gesundbrunnen Station is dedicated to the past, there were many lessons there deep bene [...]

    Episode 13: Americans On Vacation Abroad

    Episode 13: Americans On Vacation Abroad

    tiha13.mp3File Size: 42856 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this episode of TIHA Mark and I go abroad on two very different vacations and document the experiences we have. Roughly 43% of Americans travel abroad. Overwhelmingly the other 57% believe that traveling abroad is too costly or is somehow inaccessible.  Give it a try, and you'll find it will change your life. We add one of America's darlings to the Basket of Deplorables, and delve into news that's local somewhere! All this [...]

    Minisode 12.5: Tron Legacy

    Minisode 12.5: Tron Legacy

    tiha12.5.mp3File Size: 18930 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this very special minisode we offer the first installment of Mark Fixes A Movie we dive right in with Tron Legacy! This movie had all the makings of another Disney Franchise universe: cartoons, spinoffs, prequels, and more sequels. So what happened? Tune in to find out!  [...]

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

zizzy75 ,

Real news; really clever!

Mark and Justin have an easy rapport. Clever, smart, well researched, they bring a fresh and funny perspective to everything; From big news items to small town goodies. Can't miss podcast!

Glosoul ,

This Is Happening America

This is smart- sassy and a pretty darn sexy way to hear what is happening in America ! Thanks Justin and Mark!

Rjta15 ,

Can’t wait for the next episode!

Love your latest podcast with the interview with Erin, the coffee roaster from Oakland, CA. You send out great vibes talking with your regular features from local news to the Gabby award!

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