21 episodes

"World on Fire" is a news satire podcast that brings fresh perspectives to burning questions about current events and culture. Hosted by author and educator Jimmy Leonard, this show is for anyone who's passionate about what's happening in the world and who takes their humor like their martinis—dry. Want to share your fire? Inquire about appearing as a guest at https://JimmyLeonard.com.

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"World on Fire" is a news satire podcast that brings fresh perspectives to burning questions about current events and culture. Hosted by author and educator Jimmy Leonard, this show is for anyone who's passionate about what's happening in the world and who takes their humor like their martinis—dry. Want to share your fire? Inquire about appearing as a guest at https://JimmyLeonard.com.

    #20: Sports Gambling is a Winning Bet

    #20: Sports Gambling is a Winning Bet

    How legalized sports gambling helps the economy and deters match fixing. Also: Your best bet is knowing your news podcast consumption limits.

    • 16 min
    #19: Ghost Town Real Estate — Italian Villas for a Euro

    #19: Ghost Town Real Estate — Italian Villas for a Euro

    Bargain hunting on the hilltops: Rich people, refugees, and what dying Italian villages can teach us about the future survival of small-town America.

    • 16 min
    #18: Caller ID Spoofing and How to Stop a Phone Scam

    #18: Caller ID Spoofing and How to Stop a Phone Scam

    How phone scammers are stealing one million dollars per day in the US and what you can do to stop it. Also, the TRACED Act inspires a TV show.

    • 13 min
    #17: Minimum Wage and the Gig Economy

    #17: Minimum Wage and the Gig Economy

    The conversation we need to have when fifty million Americans work for a phone app. Jimmy's hot take on California Law AB5: Don't be a Goober.

    • 16 min
    #16: The 2020 Census (Why Counting Is Hard)

    #16: The 2020 Census (Why Counting Is Hard)

    What should be the most boring thing in America has turned into a politcal power grab. Also, a nationwide conspiracy and the easiest way to earn millions of dollars.

    • 17 min
    #15: Why Is The Amazon Burning?

    #15: Why Is The Amazon Burning?

    In the summer series conclusion, Jimmy ventures to the Amazon. The rainforest is vast, bewildering, and dangerous enough on a normal day. Imagine it on fire.

    • 18 min

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