ORly Radio Show 76 - Tucker Drake

ORly Radio Show 76 - Tucker Drake

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 76 for Friday September 4th, 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 an unusual guest suspect Tucker Drake.

You can find Tucker here:

Atheist in the Trailer Park http://trailerparkatheist.libsyn.com/  http://tparkatheist.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/trailerparkatheist

Bootstrapping the Planet http://bootstrap.libsyn.com/  and http://bootstrappingtheplanet.blogspot.com/  http://www.facebook.com/bootstrapplanet

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  

RANT Segments & Headlines:


The Good:

  1. Peaceful measures. China continues to reduce its standing military. In 1997 they cut 500,000 from their ranks. Then in 2000 another 200,000 and as we touched on in the headlines, their president announced another reduction of 300,000 is in progress, which will bring their standing army to 2 million, the lowest numbers since the cold war ended, China has the second largest military in the world next to the United States http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/03/world/asia/beijing-turns-into-ghost-town-as-it-gears-up-for-military-parade.html

The Bad:

  1. So.. Ted Cruz wrote a sermon, not unlike his father’s dominionist sermons. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/08/ted-cruz-instructs-thousands-of-pastors-to-violate-federal-law-by-reading-sunday-sermon-he-wrote/

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The Ugly:

  1. Hungary’s nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has claimed Europe is in the grip of madness over immigration and refugees, and argued that he was defending European Christianity against a Muslim influx. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/03/migration-crisis-hungary-pm-victor-orban-europe-response-madness


Andy’s:  Google Maps / Google Earth

Mike’s: NCIS

Tucker’s:  Other than his podcasts, he mentioned some interesting things. Murdoch Mysteries, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer  http://amzn.to/1hJbZic  and Rick and Morty



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

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