ORly Radio Show 79 - Are you smarter than a 3rd grader?

ORly Radio Show 79 - Are you smarter than a 3rd grader?

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 79 for Friday October 2nd, 2015 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen with my usual suspect Michael and Ophelia Falls.

You can find Ophelia here: http://opheliainthedark.tumblr.com/
Michael is over here:

Errata From Last Week: We make mistakes. Please, if you find one, pause the podcast, and send us a note. orlyradiopodcast@gmail.com or phone it in 470-222-6759  

Due to some crazy echo issues last week, many of the listeners had slightly less patience than we did and stopped listening before we switched to an alternate microphone.  It doesn’t sound as good but it doesn’t have that horrible echo. Persevere until 7m30s and you will have an alright time. Sorry about that.

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RANT Segments & Headlines:

  1. President Obama signed 7 laws since September 30th according to the Sunlight Foundation

    1. S. 230 - Provide for the conveyance of property to the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation located in Bethel, Alaska. http://ift.tt/1RkOfgT

    2. S. 501 - New Mexico Navajo Water Settlement Technical Corrections Act http://ift.tt/1Vt5d2t

    3. H.R. 23 - National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015 http://ift.tt/1RkOf0x

    4. H.R. 2051 - Agriculture Reauthorizations Act of 2015 http://ift.tt/1LopBNu

    5. H.R. 719 - TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2015 http://ift.tt/1Vt5baZ

    6. S. 2082 - Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2015 http://ift.tt/1RkOg4z

    7. H.R. 3614 - Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2015 http://ift.tt/1Vt5cMb

  2. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/whiskey-tastes-different-two-years-space-110159240.html

  3. http://www.sciencealert.com/new-alzheimer-s-treatment-fully-restores-memory-function

  4. http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/news/a13919/new-steel-alloy-titanium/

  5. http://www.wired.com/2015/10/ibm-gives-moores-law-new-hope-carbon-nanotube-transistors/

  6. http://www.popsci.com/mealworms-can-safely-devour-plastics

  7. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/30/418642018/disgraced-scientist-clones-dogs-and-critics-question-his-intent

  8. http://ringoffireradio.com/2015/10/01/hillary-fires-back-at-gop-for-admitting-that-benghazi-was-solely-meant-to-sabotage-her-campaig/

  9. http://futurism.com/links/would-you-shave-your-face-with-a-laser/

  10. http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/british-doctors-get-go-ahead-to-carry-out-womb-transplants-f

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/the-more-we-learn-about-kevin-mccarthy...-537578051529 AUDIO / VIDEO


The Good:

  1. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/supreme-court-rules-on-doctor-assisted-suicide/article22828437/

  2. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/pope-francis-hung-out-privately-with-gay-friends-before-accidentally-shaking-hands-with-kim-davis/

-BREAK- Voicemail

The Bad:

  1. Peeple are strange, when you’re a stranger… Not exactly like the Doors, but it is a strange idea. Bad? Maybe. Strange? Yes. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/09/30/everyone-you-know-will-be-able-to-rate-you-on-the-terrifying-yelp-for-people-whether-you-want-them-to-or-not/

-BREAK- Fallacy https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/bandwagon

The Ugly:

  1. Deaths from gun violence vs. deaths from terrorism, in one chart http://www.vox.com/2015/10/1/9437187/obama-guns-terrorism-deaths

  2. https://img.njdc.com/media/media/2015/09/01/wholechart.png


Andy’s:  The Martian by Andy Weir, now a major motion picture by Ridley Scott starring Matt Damon

Mike’s:  http://www.battlechasers.com/ Battle Chasers Nightwar

Ophelia’s:  Blackmass


Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)

PSA: Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia - GSoW https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject