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.

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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