ORLY-EP0124A - Making Podcasting Great Again Also

ORLY-EP0124A - Making Podcasting Great Again Also

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #124A recorded Friday September 2nd, 2016 - 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 suspects, Daniel Atherton and Stephen Griffith.

Audience Feedback From Previous Shows:

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Our friend Bill Hunsicker still needs some help to move. If you have a few dollars to spare, https://www.gofundme.com/HelpBillMove

Some Errata concerning the Epipen nightmare that Mylan has wrought.


Alternative Epipen:

  1. http://www.krem.com/news/health/interest-in-an-alternative-to-the-pricey-epipen-skyrockets/313083741  
  2. http://www.philly.com/philly/health/Theres-a-cheaper-way-to-get-an-epinephrine-pen---but-you-have-to-know-how.html   
  3. http://www.consumerreports.org/drugs/how-to-get-cheaper-epipen-alternative/
  4. http://adrenaclick.com/what_is_adrenaclick_epinephrine_injection_USP_auto_injector.php

Potpourri: Guests/Rants/Etc:

  1. Trump just made Rudy Giuliani wear a “Make Mexico Great Again Also” hat http://www.vox.com/2016/8/31/12741978/trump-giuliani-mexico-great-again-hat

  2. Approval links: http://www.gallup.com/poll/1600/congress-public.aspx

This Week in History:

Sources: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

  1. 1789 Congress founds U.S. Treasury

  2. 1885 Whites massacre Chinese in Wyoming Territory

  3. 1945 V-J Day Japan surrenders

  4. 1959 Ford introduces the compact, fuel-efficient Falcon

  5. 1969 First ATM opens for business

  6. 1973 Lord of the Rings creator Tolkien dies

  7. 1998 A UN court hands down the first international conviction for genocide

  8. 2001 Cartoon Network Debuted Adult Swim

  9. 2013 Diana Nyad, 64, makes record swim from Cuba to Florida

-BREAK- Logical Fallacy

Sweeping Generalization Fallacy



A sweeping generalization applies a general statement too broadly. If one takes a general rule, and applies it to a case to which, due to the specific features of the case, the rule does not apply, then one commits the sweeping generalization fallacy. This fallacy is the reverse of a hasty generalization, which infers a general rule from a specific case.


(1) Children should be seen and not heard.
(2) Little Wolfgang Amadeus is a child.

(3) Little Wolfgang Amadeus shouldn’t be heard.

No matter what you think of the general principle that children should be seen and not heard, a child prodigy pianist about to perform is worth listening to; the general principle doesn’t apply.

Science Bitches!  

  1. SpaceX went BOOM on Thursday https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/01/here-what-we-know-about-the-spacex-explosion/

  2. FDA Orders Antibacterials Removed From Consumer Soaps "CONSUMERS MAY THINK ANTIBACTERIAL WASHES ARE MORE EFFECTIVE AT PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF GERMS, BUT WE HAVE NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE THAT THEY ARE ANY BETTER THAN PLAIN SOAP AND WATER." http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fda-orders-antibacterials-removed-consumer-soaps-n642036

  3. This crazy new virus just broke the rules of infection http://www.sciencealert.com/this-crazy-new-virus-just-broke-the-rules-of-infection

  4. UCF Technology for Killing Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells Discovered, Licensed http://today.ucf.edu/ucf-technology-killing-metastatic-breast-cancer-cells-discovered-licensed/

  5. Human footprint surprisingly outpaced by population and economic growth http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-08/wcs-hfs082216.php

ORly Radio Show 69 - Blue Moon Edition

ORly Radio Show 69 - Blue Moon Edition

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 69 for Friday July 31st, 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, Mike!

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 / QUICK Headlines:

A blue moon, at least according to the modern definition of the term, has nothing to do with color. It simply means a second full moon in the same calendar month.


The Good:

  1. The government of Sri Lanka announced this week that Google’s Project Loon will provide "affordable high-speed" internet coverage for the entire country, beamed from balloons floating in the atmosphere. Neither the Sri Lankan government or Google has set a concrete timetable, but foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera made mention of the country being covered in “a few months.” The country of Sri Lanka covers 24,954 square miles, with a population a little more than 22 million. Loon’s latest iteration is called the Nighthawk, a collaboration between the Loon team and aerospace designer Raven Aerostar. The Nighthawks will be outfitted with LTE antennas to send data to mobile phones, and capable of transmission from balloon to balloon and to telecommunication stations on the ground. The balloons are slated to stay in the air for 100 days at a time. - http://www.popsci.com/google-set-provide-entire-country-wi-fi

  2. Mark Zuckerberg announced the completion of Aquila, Facebook’s first full-scale aircraft designed to deliver wireless internet with lasers, as a part of their project with Internet.org. Aquila is solar-powered, weighs “less than a car,” and has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, - http://www.popsci.com/heres-look-facebooks-internet-drone

-BREAK- Burden of Proof

The Bad:

  1. 911 dispatcher, Matthew Sanchez, with the Albuquerque Fire Department has been reassigned after hanging up on a frustrated caller attending to a dying gunshot victim, NBC News reports. In a released audio recording, the dispatcher can be heard saying “I’m not going to deal with this, okay?” in response to the caller’s vulgar language before ending the phone call. 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver, was later pronounced dead at a hospital.- http://gawker.com/deal-with-it-yourself-911-operator-hangs-up-on-calle-1720740307

-BREAK- Voicemail

The Ugly:

  1. Samuel DuBose, 43, was killed on 19 July by a single shot to the head fired by University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing during a routine traffic stop, in which DuBose was pulled over for not having a front license plate. - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/29/cincinnati-police-shooting-samuel-dubose


Andy’s: Ernest Cline’s “Armada” http://amzn.to/1UdZbPe and Kim Stanley Robinson “Aurora” http://amzn.to/1UdZhq9

Michael’s: Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series http://amzn.to/1MYKtY8


Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
PSA: Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia - GSoW https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject

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