ORLY-EP0141B - SCIENCE: ManBearPig

ORLY-EP0141B - SCIENCE: ManBearPig

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #141b recorded Friday January 27th, 2017 - 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, Stephen Griffith, Amber Biesecker, and Daniel Atherton.

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Science Bitches!  

  1. Harvard Docs: getting rid of President Obama’s signature healthcare reform law will result in 43,956 deaths every year http://usuncut.com/politics/harvard-doctors-obamacare-repeal/

  2. http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/06/01/the-sessions-cassidy-bill-an-aca-alternative-spelled-out-in-legislative-language/

  3. Sessions-Cassidy Bill Interview http://www.vox.com/2016/11/21/13700278/republicans-obamacare-cassidy-sessions

  4. We are two-thirds of the way closer to ManBearPig. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/26/511852229/controversial-research-on-creation-of-human-animal-embryos-published

  5. Girls are less likely to believe women can be brilliant http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/26/511801423/young-girls-are-less-apt-to-think-women-are-really-really-smart


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ORLY-EP0105 - Death and Poop, With Dignity

ORLY-EP0105 - Death and Poop, With Dignity

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #105 for Friday April 15th, 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,  Fred Sims, Stephen Griffith and new blood Daniel Atherton.


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This Week in History:

  1. 1846 April 14th - Donner Party Sets Out on Ill-Fated Journey from Illinois to California 36 of the 81 in the wagon train perished due to starvation, exposure, disease, and trauma.  Some were later eaten to keep the others alive.

  2. 1862 April 16 - Slavery abolished in Washington DC.

  3. 1865 April 15th - 151 years ago President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while watching a play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater and died the following day.

  4. 1902 April 14th - JC Penny opened his first store in Kemmerer Wyoming.

  5. 1903 April 14th - Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)

  6. 1912, April 14th- Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic

  7. 1945 April 12th - Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Ga., at age 63. Vice President Harry S. Truman became president (7th Vice President to become President following the death of a current president).

  8. 1961 April 12th - Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space

  9. 1968 April 11 - Civil Rights Act signed a landmark part of legislation in the United States that provided for equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or national origin and made it a federal crime to “by force or by threat of force, injure, intimidate, or interfere with anyone … by reason of their race, color, religion, or national origin). Signed into law by Lyndon B Johnson

  10. 1970 April 13th - Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. 7th manned mission in the Apollo space program and the 3rd that was supposed to land on the moon. Commander James A. Lovell, John L. "Jack" Swigert, and Fred W. Haise who replaced Ken Mattingly after his exposure to german measles


Science Bitches!

  1. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/nasa-earths-poles-are-tipping-thanks-to-climate-change/

  2. http://www.iflscience.com/environment/climate-change-denier-turns-down-20k-bet-bill-nye

  3. http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/04/sweet-drug-clears-cholesterol-reverses-heart-disease-and-was-found-by-parents/

  4. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/uog-rus040416.php

  5. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/uosc-nmg040416.php

  6. http://www.iflscience.com/space/our-universe-expanding-8-percent-faster-we-prevously-thought

  7. http://www.iflscience.com/technology/new-prototype-desktop-turbine-could-power-10000-homes

  8. http://www.iflscience.com/scientists-have-constructed-single-atom-engine

  9. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gene-edited-crispr-mushroom-escapes-u-s-regulation/

-BREAK- Voicemail

The Good:

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/15/world/americas/canadian-prime-minister-seeks-to-legalize-physician-assistedsuicide.html (Auto play video)

  2. http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1599/This-Inner-City-High-School-Is-Run-By-The-Students-The-Result-Is-A-Near-Perfect-Graduation-Rate#fXyj3lhpiWArzULT.01

  3. http://www.mangofeed.com/obama-forgives-entire-student-debt/

  4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/04/14/tennessee-governor-vetoes-bill-making-bible-the-official-state-book/?postshare=8871460680379518&tid=ss_fb

  5. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/04/porn-giant-bans-north-carolina-users-because-of-anti-lgbt-law/


Fallacy http://www.logicalfallacies.info/presumption/complex-question/


The complex question fallacy is committed when a question is asked (a) that rests on a questionable assumption, and (b) to which all answers appear to endorse that assumption.

“Have you stopped beating your wife?”

This is a complex question because it presupposes that you used to beat your wife, a presupposition that either answer to the question appears to endorse.

“Are you going to admit that you’re wrong?”

Answering yes to this question is an admission of guilt. Answering no to the question implies that the accused accepts that he is in the wrong, but will not admit it. No room is left to protest one’s innocence. This is therefore a complex question, and a subtle false dilemma.      

What Evil Lurks...:

  1. http://politicops.com/marijuana-for-menstrual-pain/  (SATIRE)

  2. https://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/cbs-news-investigation-finds-kim-davis-lawyer-behind-anti-lgbt-bills-in-20-states/#.VxAelaS9ATo.facebook

  3. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/04/north-carolina-bathroom-law-transgender-man-tells-his-experience

  4. http://now.howstuffworks.com/2016/04/05/gender-specific-bathrooms-recent-invention


Andy’s:  3D Printed Bic Lighter Branding Iron - http://www.shapeways.com/product/ZDGR9ND9X/bic-lighter-branding-iron-1-1-2-inch-square?li=shop-results&optionId=58047189

Stephen’s:  The most awesome gift for lovers of the best ground attack jet ever!  http://luckyshotusa.com/products/a-10-thunderbolt-ii-warthog-30mm-collectors-inert-cannon-round-in-black

Fred’s: Saving New York one rapid fire burst at a time! http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubi.com/game/en-us/home/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Clancy%27s_The_Division

Daniel’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jKsj345Jjw


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


ORLY-EP0104 - No Starbucks for Rick Scott

ORLY-EP0104 - No Starbucks for Rick Scott

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 104 for Friday April 8th, 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, Fred Sims, Stephen Griffith, and David O’Connor.


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Bernie wasn’t the only late filed registration in Washington D.C.


  1. On this Day in History: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

    1. 1935 - FDR SIgns Emergency Relief Appropriation Act: hoping to lift the country out of the midst of the Great Depression, FDR authorized almost $5 million to implement work relief programs. Congress allowed the president to use the funds at his discretion. The act was unprecedented and remains the largest system of public-assistance relief programs in the nation’s history. Its programs were extremely popular, though, and contributed significantly to Roosevelt’s landslide reelection in 1936.

    2. 1974 - Hank Aaron becomes baseball’s new home run king with 715th career home run: Broke the previous mark of 714 held by Babe Ruth. Home run hit in the 4th inning of a game against the LA Dodgers. Bittersweet moment as despite being a beloved player in Atlanta his pursuit of the record was met with racist hate mail and death threats

    3. 1994 - Kurt Cobain is found dead: famed frontman of the band Nirvana found dead with fresh injection marks in his arms and a fatal wound to the head from the 20-gauge shotgun found between his knees

    4. 2005 - Olympic Park Bomber Eric Rudolph agrees to plead guilty: plead guilty to avoid the death penalty. Responsible for 1996 Olympic bombing in Atlanta. Born in Merritt Island, FL, Rudolph was also responsible for 3 other bombings motivated by his anti abortion and anti- homosexual views.

    5. 2013 - Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister dies: Only female prime minister of Britain, served from 1979 to 1990  as the longest serving  British PM of the 20th century






Science Bitches!

  1. http://www.iflscience.com/brain/20-cognitive-biases-which-make-you-form-bad-decisions

  2. http://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/kitchen-science-everything-you-eat-made-chemicals

  3. http://www.iflscience.com/physics/physicists-observe-new-state-matter

  4. http://www.iflscience.com/technology/triton-artificial-gills-company-refunds-all-supporters-relaunching-funding-campaign

  5. http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/ancient-viral-remnant-could-determine-whether-babies-are-male-or-female

  6. SpaceX landed on the barge!!! http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/spacex-launches-first-space-station-re-supply-accident-n553241

-BREAK- Voicemail

The Good:

  1. http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/metal-foam-armor-disintegrates-bullets-160408.htm “That’s some armor…”

  2. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/facebooks-f8-conference-chat-bots-expected-center-stage/story?id=38253302

-BREAK- Fallacy http://www.logicalfallacies.info/relevance/appeals/appeal-to-pity/

What Evil Lurks...:

  1. http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/want-cut-government-waste-8-5-trillion-pentagon-142321339.html

  2. http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/04/08/leaked-senate-encryption-bill-called-ludicrous-dangerous-by-security-experts Security or Freedom.

  3. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-abortion-idUSKCN0WR1HB Rick Scott signs anti-Planned Parenthood Bill

    1. http://gawker.com/florida-governor-rick-scott-cant-even-get-a-cup-of-coff-1769294087

    2. http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2016/04/08/new-political-ad-for-rick-scott-attacks-latte-liberal-who-yelled-at-him

  4. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/indiana-has-now-charged-two-asian-american-women-feticide-n332761

  5. http://www.mediaite.com/online/women-protest-indiana-abortion-law-by-calling-the-governor-about-their-periods/


Andy’s:  http://futurism.com/nasa-releases-3-million-images-earth-top-20/
Stephen’s:  http://www.celestialseasonings.com/products/black/fast-lane-caffeinated-black-tea Celestial Seasonings Fast Lane Tea
:  http://www.razerzone.com/comms Voice comms for gaming.


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

ORly Radio Show 56 - SCOTUS-Science-Tesla-Politics-Baltimore

ORly Radio Show 56 for Friday May 1st, 2015 -  SCOTUS, Science, Tesla, Politics, Baltimore

Welcome to ORly Radio 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 joined by my Usual Suspects: David, Michael, Don, and Jessica.

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

The I Just Don’t Know

  1. SCOTUS Obergefell v. Hodges, Oral Argument, April 28, 2015

    1. http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/04/super-cuts-from-same-sex-marriage-arguments/

    2. https://soundcloud.com/hrcmedia/obergefell-v-hodges-oral-argument-april-28-2015-part-1

    3. https://soundcloud.com/hrcmedia/obergefell-v-hodges-oral-argument-april-28-2015-part-2

    4. 14th Amendment ‘Equal Protection’ Clause: https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/equal_protection

The Weird

  1. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/27/artist-penis-potholes-wanksy_n_7149810.html

The Good

  1. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientist-turn-pancreatic-cancer-cells-normal-cells

  2. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/new-drugs-may-show-promise-reversing-multiple-sclerosis-damage

  3. http://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/audi-make-diesel-water-and-carbon-dioxide

  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57q3_aRiUXs NASA’s EM Drive Working

  5. Tesla Energy (The battery unveiled today)

    1. http://gizmodo.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-teslas-new-household-1701282649

    2. http://www.teslamotors.com/powerwall

  6. Richard Branson may build an electric car for consumers http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/20/autos/branson-electric-car/index.html

The Bad

  1. http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-runs-red-light-forces-drivers-road-ticket-fire-chief-responding-actual-emergency/

  2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/27/jeb-bush-planned-parenthood_n_7152524.html

  3. http://time.com/14887/paul-ryan-free-school-lunch-empty-soul/

The Ugly

  1. Baltimore

    1. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/04/how-baltimore-riots-began-mondawmin-purge

    2. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/04/29/freddie_gray_arrest_video_closeup_seems_to_show_evidence_of_injury.html

    3. http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/30/us/freddie-gray-arrest-timeline/

    4. Don’t go to InfoWars. They are douche. - and their stupidity is legion

    5. http://www.newslo.com/child-protective-services-launch-investigation-on-baltimore-mom-who-hit-son/

  2. Silver Lining:

    1. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/politics/right-to-record-bill-addresses-citizens-right-to-film-law-enforcement

    2. http://bgr.com/2015/05/01/aclu-mobile-justice-ios-android-app-download/

    3. http://www.ted.com/talks/alice_goffman_college_or_prison_two_destinies_one_blatant_injustice

Last gasp: plug away, and say goodbye.


Andy’s: https://plex.tv/ Now with better music

David’s: http://www.twitch.tv/letsrobot / http://www.twitch.tv/aylobot / http://www.twitch.tv/ninabot

Jessica: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microaggression_theory

Mike’s: Pillars of Eternity! http://eternity.obsidian.net/ Shameless self plug:  https://www.youtube.com/user/Vonklaussen

Don’s: Http://www.shure.com/americas/stories/motiv-digital-microphones



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