Episode #48 – Little Rocket Man vs. Dotard

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In our season 2 finale (ignore Albertotle, the 48th episode is the season finale) ASP Stuff Radio go nuclear in this episode of explosive stuff! Alberotle, Steveocrates and Paulato discuss some of the reasons, and general historical context, that underlie the North Korean missile crisis, one for which involves a heated verbal fistfight between a “mentally deranged dotard” and a “little rocket man.”  Can we prevent global catastrophe despite numerous failed attempts at diplomatic efforts? Let’s hope so, because according to the Doomsday Clock, it is two and a half minutes to midnight.

To “take a knee” or not to “take a knee,” that is the next “hot” topic the trio of minds debate in light of the recent N.F.L. anthem protests that was fueled by Trump’s condemnation of “sons of bitches” who “disrespect [the] flag.” Paulato calms things down a bit as he highlights some special moments of the San Francisco Giant’s 2017 season despite a poor performance of the team.  Alberotle, Steveocrates and Paulato also share their favorite Matt Cain memory as his career as a Giant has come to an end [insert crying emoji here].

Speaking of endings, ASP conclude the episode with a highly anticipated game of ASP Stuff Battles, between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Whose stylish hairdo do you think would ultimately prevail in a catastrophic nuclear war?  Be sure to cast your vote below or on our Twitter page!

Download and listen to episode #48!

P.S. Stay tuned at the end of this episode to hear Noam Chomsky’s discussion of the U.S. rejecting multiple peace proposals made by China and North Korea in an effort to freeze the North Korean missile and nuclear weapons systems.

 

Credits:

Music: “Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1 – I. Allegro” by Ludwig Beethoven, performed by Daniel Vessel
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “Attempt 6” performed by Jared C. Balogh
From the Free Music Archive
Attribution CC BY

“Resort Loop2” http://www.dl-sounds.com

Music: “Keg Baseball” by Centz
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “Workdaze” by Nctrnm
From the Free Music Archive
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“Kim’s a Rocket Man (Parody Song)” by The Truth Factor.  Please subscribe to this awesome cat’s YouTube channel!

YouTube video: Noam Chomsky on North Korea and Iran

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Episode #47 – In the Shadow of Totality

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“Cry for human bodies, not celestial bodies!” In the second to last episode of ASP Stuff Radio’s season two finale, Alberotle, Steveocrates and Paulato break down (not during) the hyped up 2017 solar eclipse that occurred on Monday, August 21st.  In particular they expound their insightful and somewhat bleak views on why so many people were verklempt while protectively gazing at the total eclipse of the central celestial body of ‘our’ solar system.   Furthermore, Alberotle reveals (although in crude terms) that many Native Americans consider an eclipse a bad omen, and required to observe this sacred day by remaining indoors and refraining from their daily activities.

Paulato’s recent bout of food poisoning inspires the second topic of discussion: what is it, and what should you do to cope with and mitigate the negative effects from ingesting toxins in food?  Are there any natural home remedies to soothe your damaged gut?

Finally, in light of Hurricane Harvey ASP thoughtfully consider what they would do if they were faced with the choice of either staying at their house and riding out the severe and catastrophic storm, or evacuating.  What would you do? Download and enjoy episode #47!

Download and listen to episode #47

Credits

Music: “Hustle” by Kevin MacLeod
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “High Altitude Golden Sunset” by Pulse Emitter
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “Sepia” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “Aces High” by Kevin MacLeod
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “Barbarian” by Pierlo
From the Free Music Archive
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Links

  1. On damaged eyes from staring at the eclipse http://time.com/4890397/solar-eclipse-damage-eyes-protect/
  2. On the sanctity of eclipses from a different cultural perspective https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/environment/avert-your-eyes-eclipse-viewing-taboo-in-navajo-and-other-cultures/
  3. Ten natural remedies for food poisoning http://www.top10homeremedies.com/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-food-poisoning.html

 

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Episode #46 – Mutual Election Meddling & Anthropogenic Emissions

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The suspenseful wait is over, so no more anxiety-ridden uncertainty!  ASP Stuff Radio emerge from their summer slumber and crank out an informative episode that will cure your “historical amnesia” by recalling the United States government’s meddling shenanigans of Russia’s 1996 election when Boris Yeltsin was running against the  favored Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, who was financially supported by Vladimir Putin; the same guy who is being accused of meddling with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  There’s even an amusing movie about this meddling political affair called Spinning Boris as well as a detailed cover story in the July 15, 1996 edition of Time magazine.  Its a curious case to ponder: was Putin seeking revenge against Hillary Clinton due to her husband’s interference with the 1996 Russian election? All that stuff aside, ASP discuss another arguably ‘hot’ and ‘heavy’ topic: global warming/climate change and whether this phenomenon is the result of human’s meddling with the Earth  over the course of human history.

Finally, Alberotle, Steveocrates and Paulato indulge in a game of Last Letter even though their attempt is piteous albeit somewhat entertaining.  Enjoy listening to episode #46!

Download and listen to episode #46!

Credits:

Music: “Something Old” performed by Broke For Free
From the Free Music Archive
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Pyotr II’yich Tchaikovsky’s “The Seasons, Op. 37a – VI. June: Barcarolle” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Frank Zintl’s “Improvisata Norvegica ‘Langeleik'” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Maria Girbiat’s “Anon – Medieval Dance Tunes”, performed by Paul Arden-Taylor (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “String Quintet in C Major, K. 515” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Volition “I Love Bing Bong”

Sources: 

  1. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/06/14/yelt-j14.html
  2. http://www.npr.org/2016/12/22/506625913/database-tracks-history-of-u-s-meddling-in-foreign-elections

 

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Episode #45 – Multiverses, Unlawful Trump, Oxytocin Misters, Emotional Posey, Kimmel’s Emotional Message, and Stringy Speculation

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There’s a copious amount of stuff stuffed into ASP Stuff Radio’s latest episode to keep you informatively entertained! Do cosmic space-time ripples from the big bang substantially prove (or suggest) that many universes exist?  What can a president (like Donald J. Trump) do and still legally get away with it? What is oxytocin or the “love hormone”, and is Costco or any other business spraying this stuff through their vents?  Is Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional healthcare message that he delivered to the masses on his late night show accurate? According to the 1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, hospitals must treat and stabilize anyone – not just beautiful babies – regardless of ability to pay; so what was Kimmel trying to say? Speaking of verklempt, what’s the deal with Buster Posey (of the S.F. Giants) recently showing so much emotion and stress on the baseball field? And why do theoretical physicists call string theory a ‘theory’ (theōria) when it falls short of meeting the strict scientific criterion of a theory? ASP discuss these intriguing issues and conclude their potpourri of stuff with an “unpresidented” game of Donald Trump Mad Libs!  Enjoy the show!

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Credits:

“All Fall Down” http://www.purple-planet.com

“Mercury” https://www.dl-sounds.com/royalty-free/mercury/

Music: “Fast Motion” performed by Greg Davis
From the Free Music Archive
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Scott Joplin’s “New Rag”, performed by Gerluz (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Music: “Attempt 6” performed by Jared C. Balogh
From the Free Music Archive
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“Brahms Waltz (Marimba)” http://www.dl-sounds.com

“Patriotic Theme” by Sam Garner

Music: “Gameboy Love” performed by Buskerdroid
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Episode #44 – String Theory and Changing the Fabric of Reality

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Listen to episode #44 and take a peek into multiple spatial dimensions! Stevocrates, Alberotle and Paulato explore the depths of the subatomic world and pluck the strings of reality. Ants gain the ability to access quantum levels and Super Mario is transformed into 10D! Even Donald Trump would pass up delicious, chocolate cake and beautiful, little babies to discover this new concept. So, jump in as Einstein and Kalutza try to unify the universe into a grand unifying theory!

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Credits:

Music: “Bughici’s Suite for Violin 9 Hora vivace” performed by Advent Chamber Orchestra
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “Bughici’s Suite for Violin 9 Hora vivace” performed by Advent Chamber Orchestra
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “400g Live” performed by Carmel Raz, from the album String Theory
From the Free Music Archive
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Ambient space music: http://www.dl-sounds.com

“Jazz Comedy” http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/jazz

“Jazzy Frenchy” http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/jazz

Music: “Junky Magician” performed by The Crypts!
From the Free Music Archive
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Video: Briane Greene explains the fundamental tenets of string theory

 

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Episode #43 – Are you Entitled to Health-care? We’ve Got you Covered!

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In this highly anticipated and iridescent episode, ASP Stuff Radio talk about the main features of the GOP health-care plan (the one that Paul Ryan pitches with his iridescently mesmerizing eyes), but more importantly the fundamental and highly contentious issue of whether all Americans have the right (are entitled) to health-care.  Albertotle, Steveocrates and Paulato share their varied views and health plans, and discuss common arguments for and against the right to health-care.  So, don’t worry ASP Stuff Radio has you (partially) covered!  ASP wrap up the show with a brief rundown of the S.F. Giant’s not-too-healthy performance from their first week of the regular 2017 baseball season.

Tell us what you think and cast your vote on our Twitter page: Is health-care a fundamental inalienable right that all human beings have? You can also vote below!

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Credits:

Ludwig Beethoven’s Symphony no. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 – I. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Music: “Songe D’Automne” by Latche Swing
From the Free Music Archive
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Episode #42 – It’s a Beautiful Day for Baseball, Let’s Play Two!

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Alberotle and Paulato (along with a couple of special guests) enjoy a couple of San Francisco Giant’s 2017 spring training baseball games despite the moderately scorching heat.  In this brief episode you’ll have the opportunity to hear their live play-by-play commentary of some snippets of the action.  The first two audio clips were recorded at Scottsdale Stadium where the Giants played against the Milwaukee Brewers, and the third clip was taken from the Giants vs. Chicago White Sox game at the remote Camelback Ranch-Glendale stadium.  Sit back and enjoy another lighthearted episode of baseball stuff!

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Pictures from Scottsdale Stadium:

Socrates Stadium

Michael Morse

Picture from Camelback Ranch-Glendale Stadium:

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Credits:

Organ music by Anthony Ouradnik.  Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFR3S6jN0Ng and watch him play.

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Episode #41 – Talking Baseball Pt. 2, Zen Hitting and Motley Foolishness

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ASP Stuff Radio extend their break from politics and continue their discussion on Giant’s baseball.  This time you will hear Steveocrates provide his predictions on who will make the final cut for the 25 man roster of the San Francisco Giants.  If you haven’t already heard Alberotle and Paulato’s predictions be sure to listen to episode #40.  In the meantime, if you’ve ever wondered what goes on in a baseball batter’s brain while processing a super duper fast pitch you now have the chance to listen to ASP converse about that brain-boggling topic in this episode.  Being the good philosopher that he is, Alberotle brings forth a philosophical perspective on how, according to the book Baseball and Philosophy, some fundamental tenets of Zen Buddhism can substantially aid the mind’s, or perhaps relieve the brain’s, of baseball hitters behind the plate.

To conclude the episode, Alberotle and Steveocrates talk about their Motley Fool experience at an amusing and educational investing event they attended called Motley Fool One.  Each had the pleasure of meeting Tom Gardner, one of the co-founders of the Motley Fool, a private financial-services company in Alexandria, Virginia, Jeff Fischer, a “Foolish” options and stock analyst, and Chris Hill a dedicated podcaster who hosts a daily show called Market Foolery.  Alberotle and Steveocrates tell an interesting story about Jeff’s encounter with Donald J. Trump in the late 1990s.  Put on your jester hat and listen to the episode!

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To listen to Dave Gardner and Jeff Fischer talk about their Trump experience, click the audio link: Market_Foolery_02_26_2016.mp3.  You can also access that podcast episode here.

Credits:

Music: “Keg Baseball” by Centz
From the Free Music Archive
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Scott Joplin’s “New Rag”, performed by Gerluz (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Music: “Morning Gymnastics” by Mons Jacet
From the Free Music Archive
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Book Recommendations: Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter’s Boxedited by Eric Bronson; Ted William’s The Science of Hitting

Podcast Recommendations: Motley Fool Podcasts

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Episode #40 – Talking Baseball: A Breakdown of the 2017 San Francisco Giants Spring Training

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ASP Stuff Radio takes a break from stressful political and philosophical topics to discuss all things Orange and Black…and we’re not talking about Donald Trump and Barack Obama!  It’s time to look forward to San Francisco Giants baseball and ASP Stuff Radio has you covered.  Alberotle, Steveocrates and Paulato focus on the beginning of Spring Training and break down the Giants roster from top to bottom and express their baseball expertise.  With a bit of their own roster shakeups, Paulato hosts the show and gives Alberotle a much needed break from carrying the load.  Alberotle and Steveocrates attended live Giants practice and give their scouting reports on some players to watch.  Hear Alberotle give his outlook on up and coming, talented arm Andrew (not to be confused with Albert) Suarez.  Steveocrates explains what he thinks about Matt Cain’s possibility of making the team as the 5th starter over Ty Blach.  And Paulato provides insight on why Michael Morse could be valuable to the team off the bench.  

Finally, Alberotle and Paulato provide their predictions on who will make the final cut for the 25 man roster, while Steveocrates saves his picks for the second part of this two-part episode coming out soon.  So, download, listen and let’s play ball!

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Credits:

Music: “Keg Baseball” by Centz
From the Free Music Archive
Attribution CC BY

Scott Joplin’s “New Rag”, performed by Gerluz (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Scott Joplin’s “Pleasant Moments”, performed by Gerluz (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Music: “Morning Gymnastics” by Mons Jacet
From the Free Music Archive
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Episode #39 – Examining Trump’s Travel Ban & “Vetting” Coffee Beans

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In this critically insightful episode of political stuff Alberotle, Steveocrates and Paulato put to good use their cognitive powers by examining Donald Drumpf’s executive order to instate a temporary travel ban on citizens from seven countries in the Middle East. The main questions that the trio of inquisitive minds attempt to answer are the following:

(1) What is the ban intended for?

(2) Is Trump’s order a Muslim ban?

(3) Why these seven countries?

ASP not only discuss arguments against the travel ban, but also learn that the seven countries have been on the government’s radar since (at the very least) the Bush administration.  Although it still isn’t clear why exactly these countries are targeted as “areas of concern” Wesley Clark, Sr., a retired General of the United States Army confirms in an interview on Democracy Now (published in 2007) that the US Federal government had wanted to “clean up [some of] those old Soviet client regimes…before the next super power comes on to challenge us.”  To conclude this politically charged episode ASP play a game of “What If…” relating to the travel ban and the so-called “vetting process” but in a crudely analogous form: suppose you’re Howard Shultz, CEO of Starbucks, and you learn that 10% of your big, expensive purchase of premium coffee is contaminated with a deadly strain of bacteria.  Do you cancel the order and lose millions of dollars or do you take your chances and risk killing hundreds if not thousands of innocent coffee-fanatic customers?

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It is interesting to point out that immigration restriction is not uncommon.  According to the Congressional Research Service report published on January 23rd, 2017 Democrat presidents enforce more immigration restrictions than Republican presidents since Ronald Reagan.  Barack Obama imposed immigration restrictions 19 times including 4 times on Muslim countries. The most recent one was placed on March 18th, 2016 involving North Korea.

Finally, it is important to emphasize that refugees have been in general negatively portrayed by the mainstream media and political pundits as a “burden or potential threat.” To trump this misconception, consider what David Androff, an Arizona State University associate professor in the School of Social Work, has to say about his experience working with refugees in the U.S.:

“Refugees love America. In some ways, I feel that they are more patriotic than most      Americans. They want to be here. They’re excited to be here. They know what a great country it is. They have a lot to contribute, and I don’t think it’s right to look at them as a burden or potential threat. They bring incredible diversity in the positive sense of the word. Because they come from another place, they can see the value of America through new eyes, and that’s inspirational. We’re stronger with them here because it’s a reminder too of the strengths of our political and economic systems compared to other places in the world that don’t do it as well.”

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Credits:

“Resort Loop2” https://www.dl-sounds.com/royalty-free/resort-loop2/

“Fugue in Bm, HWV 608” by Georg Friedrich Händel’s (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“String Quintet in C Major, K. 515” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music: “The Machine Stops” by Miseryslims
From the Free Music Archive
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Episode #38 – Know Your Values, Why Athletes are Overpaid, and How to Put on a Poncho

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In episode #38, the trio of inquiring minds (ASP) wax philosophical on what they value most in life and why, and how it may contribute to leading a good life.   They also employ their cognitive powers in order to determine why professional athletes are excessively paid lots of “buckazoids”, like the soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo who grabs $88 million a year for kicking a ball around. Finally, in light of George W. Bush’s all too human attempt to put on a fashionable, plastic rain poncho during Donald J. Drumpf’s inaugural speech, Albertotle, Steveocrates and Paulato provide impeccably reliable and undeniably useful instructions, especially for “dubya”, on putting on a poncho.  After listening to our 38th episode tell us your values and why they matter to you.  Send your values to aspstuffradio@gmail.com or tweet them on our Twitter page.

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Credits:

Music: “Don’t Be Afraid” by Hobo Jazz: Volume 1
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “Say Nothing” by Hobo Jazz: Volume 1
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “The Art of Style” by Hobo Jazz: Volume 1
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “O’ Henry” by Hobo Jazz: Volume 1
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “Improv1@halas.am” by Jean Claude (JC) Jones
From the Free Music Archive
Attribution CC BY

Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Moments musicaux, Op.16 – 3. Andante cantabile” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Johan Sebastian Bach’s “Concerto No.2 in C for 2 Cembalos – II. Adagio” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Wolfgan Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Trio in G, K. 496″ (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“El Toro” @ http://www.purple-planet.com/international/4583971414

“Toys” @ http://www.purple-planet.com/cute/4593380234

Johann Strauss’s “The Blue Danube, Op. 314” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

YouTube Video: Space Quest III Theme Song

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Episode #37 – Trump’s “Unpresidented” Unethical Behavior, Baby Photo FB Backlash & Baby Myths

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Happy & Healthy New Year listeners of ASP Stuff Radio! Its 2017 and Alberotle, Steveocrates and Paulato are back from their overextended winter break bringing you a brand new episode of non-fake stuff that will surely make your brain buzz; stuff like Donald Drumpf’s illegal and unethical refusal to divest from his Trump Organization (which would include his Trump Steaks sold at the Sharper Image) and his violation of the 1967 anti-nepotism law; or stuff like the Austrian teenage woman who sued her parents for posting and sharing “embarrassing” nude baby photos of her on the Facebook.  The show closes with an original game created by Paulato where he debunks or validates some assumptions (supplied by Alberotle and Steveocrates) about babies and parenting.

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Credits:

“Jazzy Frenchy” @ http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/jazzy-frenchy

“Help Cat Jive” @ http://www.purple-planet.com

“First Steps” @ http://www.purple-planet.com/cute/4593380234

Alexander Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances”  (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“String Quintet in C Major, K. 515” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Music: “Pomegranate” by D.A. Dad
From the Free Music Archive
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Episode #36 – A Christmas Treat: Spirited Candy Canes, Intoxicating Eggnog & the Gullible Gingerbread Boy

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Merry Christmas (or whatever secular alteration suits your preference) to all of our listeners of ASP Stuff Radio!  In this joyful episode of non-political stuff Alberotle, Steveocrates and Paulato talk about the “McRib Girl” and her desperate plea to bring back McDonald’s McRib in Santa Clarita, but more importantly they share their exhaustive investigative research on the origins of (and other fun facts on) candy canes, eggnog and gingerbread cookies.  Steveocrates even tells the sad tale of the fox and the gingerbread boy.  As a merry “X-mas” parting gift ASP play a cheerful game of Word Sneak, often played by Jimmy Fallon and his guests on The Tonight Show.  Enjoy! Here’s the list of assigned words to help you keep track of who’s winning in the game:

Alberotle’s words: respect, postulate, pizza, stocking, caroling; Steveocrates’ words: mistletoe, blob, eggnog latte, nincompoop, burping; Paulato’s words: snowflake, crockpot, earthquake, mythology, gift wrap

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Credits:

Music: “Christmas On An Island” by Junior85

From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “O Little Town of Bethlehem” Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “The Christmas is in Another Castle” Badgerland
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “O Tannenbaum” Badgerland
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “O Holy Night” Badgerland
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “All An Axolotl Wants for Christmas Is Iodine” by Junior85
From the Free Music Archive
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Music: “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive
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Adolph Gluck’s “Wihnachten Am Klavier 1929 (Christmas Medley for Piano)” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Bela Bartok’s “Romanian Christmas Carols, Sz. 57 (For Recorders – Papalin)” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite – Act I, No.6. Chinese Dance” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite – Act I, No.3. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite – Act II, No.12. Pas de Deux variations (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“Mi Burrito Sabanero” sung by A.M. (Quirky Remix by Volition).   Listen to the original song here.

Xanthee Pajarillo’s “McRib Blues”

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Episode #35 – Post-Truth Crisis in the Media & Turkeys are Eating Humans!

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Turkey’s are starving and hungry for human beings! That’s no lie, its the truth!  But how would you know that it is true if there’s no reliable method to mark the distinction between truth and falsity especially considering that many claims from various media outlets are misleading, if not false? “Just show me a real turkey eating a real human!” Fair enough.  In this truth-revealing episode ASP discuss the sudden surge of “fake news” that erupted days after the 2016 presidential election.  Because it appears to be a trending global phenomenon   “fake news” could negatively impact public trust throughout the world, much less the nature of truth.  However, journalism fakery is nothing new. Dating back to the 1950s the U.S. government had set up a iniquitous scheme to control and manipulate the masses through the American Press called Operation Mockingbird.  But don’t fret, this program has been put to rest, I think.  To end the show on a truly high note the three seekers of post-truth play a post-Thanksgiving game called “The Turkey That Wants to Eat Humans”.  How would you rebut an intelligent turkey’s argument for wanting to eat you?  Find out how Alberotle, Steveocrates and Paulato reason their way out of the Turkey’s gripping jowl.

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Credits:

In Your Arms Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Agustin Barrios Mangore’s “Don Perez Freires” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Mozart’s “Sonata for Piano Four-Hands in C, K. 521” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

YouTube Video: News to Manipulate the USA (1975)

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Episode #34 – America Has Spoken: Reject the President-elect, Drumpf!

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Perhaps one of the biggest disappointments in the history of U.S. politics, Donald J. Trump (a.k.a., Drumpf) has won the 2016 presidential election.  And what better way to alleviate your negative emotions (or reinvigorate them) from this devastating loss than listen to our politically charged and electromagnetically induced stuff-commentary, and entertaining thought-provoking analysis?  We do lighten but not necessarily enlighten your mental load a bit by talking about Starbucks’ green unity cup and their highly anticipated 2016 holiday cups.  We also feature a very special unidentified guest on this enthralling episode: M.B.Bot!

[By the way, America’s genuine voice is expressed by the people of the United States of America, and not the so-called Electors. Thus, Trumpeters who voted for Drumpf cannot consistently say that “America has spoken” because it was in fact Hillary Clinton that substantially won the popular vote.]

DISCLAIMER: Listening to this episode may cause intermittent explosive diarrhea in your head.

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Credits:

http://www.dl-sounds.com/royalty-free/campfire/

“Lively Lumpsucker” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/music.html

“Wish Background” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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“String Quintet in C Major, K. 515” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Music: “Stardust” by US Army Blues
From the Free Music Archive
Attribution CC BY

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Episode #33 – Trick or Treat, Bang Bang!

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In the cautionary mortal words of Larry David from Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Trick or treat, bang bang!” Our first anniversary show, and thirty-third episode, is stuffed with mind-watering treats to ward off evil spirits (in case they’re listening) and tricks to welcome and entertain the rest of the natural and supernatural world. Alberotle, Steveocrates and Paulato play a game (inspired by Jimmy Fallon) called Say Anything (the Halloween and Autumn edition), De-Spookify that Short Somewhat Scary Story! and ASP Stuff Battle: Franken-Trump vs. Witchery Clinton. Who do you think will win in this ultimate battle? Cast your vote on our Twitter page or the poll below! But there’s more tasty tidbits in the bag to be had: not only will you literally hear Alberotle share his uncanny encounter with Casper the ghost you’ll also learn many thrilling stuff about Halloween, e.g., the origins of parents’ fear that their child’s Halloween candy is poisoned.  On that upbeat note, Happy All Hallow’s Eve!

 

Download and listen to episode #33!

Credits:

Photo: Trump Frankenstein by Patrick Corrigan

J.S. Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in Dm, BWV 565” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

J.S. Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in Dm, BWV 565, piano arr.” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“Giant Wyrm” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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“The Escalation” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Tale of Tsar Saltan – Flight of the Bumblebee” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“Amazing Plan – Distressed” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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“This House” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Mary Celeste” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

J.S. Bach’s cantata “I am standing with one foot in the grave, BWV 156” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Music: “Naked Bone” by Fragile Bone
From the Free Music Archive
Attribution CC BY

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Episode #32 – Trump the Immoral Racist & Morally Just Self-Drive Cars

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Despite temporarily existing in three distinct far away galaxies, Alberotle, Steveocrates and Paulato manage to produce episode 32  with the aid of state of the art deep space communications equipment.  In this pulmonary artery-grabbing episode ASP discuss the recent “devastating loss” of the San Francisco Giant’s final postseason game against the Chicago Cubs, and then showcase various instances of Donald J. Trump’s racially discriminatory remarks and actions although he claims to be “the least racist person that [you’ll] ever [meet]”.  You be the judge of his moral character after listening to the show.  Speaking of morality, the trio of stuffologists ponder a not too distant moral conundrum that we may all one day face: should you “drive” a self-drive car that is programmed to always value the lives of many over the lives of fewer individuals?  Cast your moral decision on our Twitter page!

Download and listen to episode #32!

Credits:

“Bit Quest” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Casa Bossa Nova” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Hurry Up” http://www.dl-sounds.com/royalty-free/hurry-up/

“Resort Loop2” http://www.dl-sounds.com

“DarxieLand” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Harpischord Concerto no. 7 in G minor, BWV 1058” by J.S. Bach.  (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

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Episode #31 – Vin Scully & The Trump Sniffs

Broadcaster Vin Scully Portrait Session

In honor of his career of 67 years of baseball, Alberotle (aka Albeppo), Steveocrates and Paulato pay homage to Vincent Edward “Vin” Scully, one of baseball’s greatest, respectable sportscasters in America.  In episode 31 you’ll have the rare opportunity to listen to several audio excerpts and interviews that illustrate Scully’s pleasant character, his soothing voice, humor, musical talent, and lyrical style of broadcasting.  (He really can make dirt sound intriguing.)  To conclude our Scully tribute we play a game of Vin Scully Impressions!  Vote for your favorite impression on our Twitter page! ASP then talk about what’s his name who wants to legalize the pot?, and they cover the critical moments of the first 2016 presidential debate between your beloved two candidates: Clinton and Trump.  In particular, the pertinent focus is on Trump’s obsessive urge or natural ability to weave his sniffs (most likely encoded subliminal messages) into his political, empty rhetoric. Having said that, don’t have a post-pot smoking ‘Aleppo moment’ like this guy again, and instead enjoy the second game of our show called Count Those Sniffles!  Stay tuned at the end for David Letterman’s 1992 interview with Vin, or watch the video below!

Download and listen to episode #31!

Credits:

Music: “Victor Dance Orchestra” by The Great One Step
From the Free Music Archive
Attribution CC BY

2 Intermezzi – II. Allegretto” by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry; performed by Steve’s Bedroom Band. (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

In Your Arms Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

YouTube Video:  David Letterman Vin Scully 1992 Interview

Audio Clip: Vin Scully’s Farewell Speech

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Episode #30 – St. Mother Miraculous Teresa, Kaepernickel Sit, And What Is Aleppo?

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In episode #30 Alato, Steverotle and Paulocrates faithfully devote some time to the intriguingly mysterious nature of canonization, or the religious act or process that formally declares a dead person worthy of sainthood. To become a saint, the potentially pious person must be involved with at least two miracles and they have to be proven. But what is a miracle and can scientists ever empirically verify them? We particularly focus on the recent canonization (by Pope Francis) of Mother Teresa of Calcutta/Kolkata. But before we get into all that super duper natural stuff ASP spout their political views on Colin Kaepernick(el)’s steadfast refusal to stand during the U.S. national anthem and Gary Johnson’s deer in headlights moment when he didn’t know what Aleppo was. “And [who] is [Gary Johnson]?!” This guy! ASP conclude (sort of) this non-soporific episode with a 2nd round of ASP StuffRadio Poppycock (aka Balderdash)! “And what is [a snotter]?” Don’t be a deer in headlights; listen to our thirtieth episode to find out! By the way, during the 2016 Rio Olympic games the Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita’s prized possession did in fact “aggressively graze” the bar.

Download and listen to episode #30!

Credits

J.S. Bach’s “Concerto No.1 in D minor – I. Allegro” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“Brahms Waltz (Marimba)” http://www.dl-sounds.com

Waltz in Ab, no. 15 from Op. 29” by Johannes Brahms (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“Lively Lumpsucker” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/music.html

Music: “Borrowed Time” by Parquet Courts
From the Free Music Archive
Attribution CC BY

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Episode #29 – Cocked Glocks on UT Campuses, Collecting Farts, and The Olympian Displacement

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A show densely packed with gravity-defying stuff, ASP first sample appetizing topics that involve helium balloons, a claustrophobic cat, fart collecting catheters, dusty haboobs, and tippingbut not the kind that calls for “fully grown female animal[s] of a domesticated breed of ox, used as a source of milk”. The first course of food for thoughtful stuff is served and Alberotle, Steveocrates and Paulato discuss the recent law that was passed on August 1st, 2016 that permits licensed gun owners to carry concealed, loaded weapons on any Texas campus. Do you think guns will make any campus safer? Vote below or on our Twitter page! ASP next indulge in the second mental meal and talk about the ongoing Olympic games displacement of thousands of poor people, most recently in Rio de Janeiro.  On a lighter note, and for a cerebral watering dessert, ASP conclude episode 29 with a spellbinding game of Backwards Spelling Bee: The Baseball Edition! (Note: A very special someone makes a unique shout out @ the 43:28 & 43:52 mark)

 

Download and listen to episode #29!

Credits

“Porch Blues” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Resort Loop2” http://www.dl-sounds.com

Frederic Chopin’s “Mazurka in D major, B.4” and “Mazurka in D major, B. 71” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Agustin Barrios Mangore’s “Don Perez Freire” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“Airship Security” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Music: “Natural One” by The Rope River Blues Band
From the Free Music Archive
Attribution CC BY

Click here for the NPR story on the campus carry gun law.

YouTube Video: “Cocks Not Glocks” Taking Over University of Texas with 4500 Dildos To Protest Guns

 

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Episode #28 – Maybe Trump Is Doing the Raping?

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In this long-awaited twenty-eighth episode of stuff ASP discuss the S.F. Giant’s astonishing and unexpected acquisition of the lefthander pitcher Matt Moore from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for their impressive “homegrown” infielder Matt Duffy (“Duffman”); a classic fan favorite of the Giants. Fortunately, Moore will be sticking around far beyond the 2016 season and Skeeter (Duffy’s cat) won’t be losing weight anytime soon. As Paulato heads out for a life-changing assignment, Alberotle and Steveocrates plunge into the murky waters of politics and confer about the FBI’s recommendation to drop charges against Hillary Clinton, and the long-delayed release of the “missing” 28 pages that link the 9/11 hijackers with employees of the Saudi Arabian government and Saudi royals—primarily, a former Saudi ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, whom was a close confidant of President George W. Bush. Finally, Aristolbert reveals several disturbing rape allegations (read the most recent federal lawsuit here) against Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican Party nominee for President of the U.S.  (Somebody is definitely doing the “alleged” raping). The overly stuffulated show closes with an oddly informative game called Fake or Real News? Enjoy!

Download and listen to episode #28!

Credits:

Adam Everett’s “Sneeze March”

In Your Arms Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Alexander Scriabin’s “Etude, Op. 42 – no. 1. Etude in D-flat major” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“Carrousel Loop” http://www.dl-sounds.com

J.S. Bach’s “Concerto No.1 in D minor – I. Allegro” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Donald Trump Remix – “Somebody’s Doing The Raping (extended)”  edited by Volition

YouTube Videos/Links: 

San Francisco Giant’s Short Features: Matt Duffy.  Check out Duffy and his 30-pounder cat Skeeter

Trump Accused of Raping 13-Year Old

“Who’s Doing The Raping?” (The Young Turks)

Study: Multiple Stab Wounds May Be Harmful To Monkeys

Documents: You can also download the 9/11 28-pages here classified-28-pages-on-alleged

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Episode #27 – Playing God with Human-Animal Chimeras

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ASP tinker around with some highly controversial bioethical stuff: chimeras! In Greek mythology, a chimera is “a fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail”.  In relation with biology a chimera is defined as “an organism containing a mixture of genetically different tissues, formed by processes such as fusion of early embryo”.  Should scientists and doctors be allowed to develop these chimera-technologies and techniques to help save or improve human lives? Ponder as you listen to the show and cast your vote below or on our Twitter page.  (If you’re curious, check out a real human chimera right here!) ASP also discuss the recent deadly and questionable police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana, and Micah X. Johnson’s violent attack on police officers in Dallas. If this stuff isn’t enough, we touch upon the latest Nintendo mania of Pokémon Go and how it can help you inadvertently discover unexpected non-pokémon, inanimate things.  Finally, the dynamic trio play a game called Guess that Acronym! You think you know what TGIF means? Guess again.

Download and listen to episode #27!

Credits:

“Starlight” http://www.dl-sounds.com

Piano Trio No. 2 in G Major, K. 496” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Music: “Sea” by Portrayal
From the Free Music Archive
Attribution CC BY

Click here for the NPR article/audio on the chimera story.

 

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Episode #26 – Brexemonium Poppycock

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While the world wildly panics over “Brexit” ASP calmly and collectively discuss the UK’s consequential decision to (unofficially) abandon the European Union, UKIP’s anti-immigration (and probably racist) motivations to proclaim independence from the EU, and voter’s “Bregret”.  ASP then shine a light on an intriguing piece of information from the FBI’s investigative report regarding the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL.  The report indicates a timeframe of when the victims died.  However, this fact blatantly and surprisingly contradicts eye witness testimony and the mass media’s narrative.  Even former Judge Andrew Napolitano stresses that “[n]obody died until 5:13 in the morning”.  To lighten the stuff up a bit, ASP play a game and slightly modified version of Balderdash (ASP StuffRadio Poppycock!).  What is an acrocephalic? You can learn what it is in an amusingly entertaining way by listening to the show!

Download and listen to episode #26!

Credits:

“Funk7 110” http://www.dl-sounds.com

“Brahms Waltz (Marimba)” http://www.dl-sounds.com

Waltz in Ab, no. 15 from Op. 29” by Johannes Brahms (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Symphony #2 In D Major, Op. 36 – 1. Adagio Molto, Allegro Con Brio” by Ludwig van BeethovenBeethoven (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“Pandemonium” by Volition

Document: FBI Report Orlando Shooting

YouTube Video: John Oliver’s Ode to Joy parody for Brexit

 

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Episode #25 – Behind The Scenes!

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Season 2 of ASP StuffRadio begins with a colossal stuff-punch in the cerebral gut as ASP take a peak behind the fabricated veil of the mass media and uncover an alternative (and possibly questionable) account of the monstrously inhumane acts committed by a couple of “lone wolves” that occurred in a state in the southeastern region of the US, on a peninsula that extends into the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Don’t lose hope, for near the end of the show the trio of overburdened minds play a lighthearted game of Guess That Animal! and talk stuff about sports: the S.F. Giants and the San Jose Shark’s performance in the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals.

Download and listen to episode #25!

Credits:

Ludwig Beethoven’s “Symphony no. 5 in Cm, Op. 67” and “Piano Sonata no. 14 in C#m ‘Moonlight’, Op. 27 no. 2” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“Little Idea” by http://www.bensound.com

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Despair is a Victory for Hate

 

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Episode #24 – Gorilla Warfare, Ego-Inflated Tyson & The Simulated Universe: Part II

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In this overly stuffed episode of ASP StuffRadio’s season 1 finale Alberotle, Steveocrates and Paulato converse about the upcoming California primary elections (June 7th 2016), Donald Trump’s pit stop in Redding, and crossover voting (aka ‘transpartisan’ voting). The inextricable trio then share their thoughts—some of them highly counterintuitive—on the boy who fell into a gorilla’s ‘enclosure’ at the Cincinnati Zoo: did the zookeeper do the right thing by shooting Harambe the gorilla? And why aren’t the barriers more secure? ASP shift their cosmic gears and indulge in the grand conclusion of the mentally cramping issue on whether the universe is a sophisticated, mind-dazzling simulation (listen to episode #23 for part I of this ear-watering topic). To conclude the season finale, ASP play a variety of challenging, thrillingly fun-filled games!

Download and listen to episode #24!

Credits

Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Prelude in C major BWV 846” (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“8-bit Detective” @ http://www.dl-sounds.com

“Waltz of the Carnies” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/music.html

“8-bit Beethooven” @ http://www.dl-sounds.com

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Episode #23 – Bill Nye the High Guy & The Simulated Universe: Part I

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In this philosophically mind-warping episode, Alberotle and Steveocrates (Paulato was out in the world thoroughly conducting an existential investigation) cast light on the ignorance of Bill Nye the so-called “Science Guy” when he half-heartedly responded to a question from a philosophy undergrad about whether philosophy is a “meaningless topic.” A & S then conceptually exercise their brain power on a cosmically “hot topic”: Is the universe a computer simulation? Apparently Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks this is a (literally) rambunctiously laughing matter. The debate took place at the Hayden Planetarium in memory of the late Dr. Isaac Asimov. The panelists who participated in this event were David Chalmers (philosopher), Zohreh Davoudi (theoretical physicist), James Gates (theoretical physicist), Lisa Randall (theoretical physicist), and Max Tegmark (cosmologist – not to be confused with cosmetologist).  Finally, A & S play a Musk-inspired game of Would You Rather: would you rather see Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders zip through a Hyperloop?

Download and listen to episode #23!

Credits:

“8-bit Detective” @ http://www.dl-sounds.com

“String Quintet in C Major, K. 515” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“Borge City” @ http://www.dl-sounds.com

“Adagio from Piano in G” by Maurice Ravel (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“Simulated” by Volition

Meaningful Link:

Here are several reasons why philosophy is important and not “meaningless.”

 

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Episode #22 – The Prince of Pop, Umpbots & Whatnots, and Creepy Fiorina

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While Steveocrates was out on assignment in Europe making an everlasting business proposal to an important executive at Love, Inc., Alberstotle and Paulato discuss the untimely tragic demise of Prince and, at least to us old fogies, great “pop” music.  A & P then shoot the stuff on the S.F. Giants, umpbots and whatnots in baseball: should we introduce a robot umpire (or automated strike zone) or keep the occasionally erroneous human element behind home plate?  A dose of politics is in order so Plaulato updates our (few) listeners on the recent primary election results and then reveals a talent of Carly Fiorina (aka Celine Dion’s doppelgänger): she can sing awfully creepy original children’s melodies.  It is seriously disturbing. Beware kids.  Finally, Alberstotle and Paulato conclude the show with a cosmically intense game of ASP Stuff Battles III!  Who do you think will win? Lawrence Krauss the ferocious feline or Neil Degrasse Tyson the rumbling bear? You can vote below or by visiting our Twitter page!

Download and listen to episode #22!

Credits:

“All Fall Down” @ http://www.purple-planet.com/home/4583818248

“Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581 – Allegreto con variazioni” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“Paco Wants A Taco” by ASP

“Creepy Fiorina” by Volition

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Episode #21 – S.F. Giants 2016, Cat-Induced IED, & Having a Trump Abortion

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Socrateve and Aristolbert have a crack at a blatant scheme against cats!  Certainly scientists wouldn’t massage their “cold hard” evidence and fabricate tall tales of friendly felines “causing” humans to intermittently explode their  rage on the road or even commit suicide.  Could these furry critters magically manipulate the brain’s of women to cheat on their beloved spouses, or mysteriously render children to become mentally deficient in their reading skills?  In any case, the 2016 baseball season is in the crisp, fresh air and  Alberotle and Steveocrates stuffisticate the first two weeks of the overall performance of the S.F. Giants.  They also play an informative game of Giants Trivia!  Before concluding with an impressive scientific fact about the human genome, the Greekaraguans get their political and moral fix on Trump’s evasive response on whether women should be punished for having an abortion. Be sure to listen to Vin Scully’s retelling of Mad Bum’s sagacious snake story at the end of the show.  This show was produced by Feline Toxoplasma Ghandi.

Download and listen to episode #21!

Credits:

“Thief in the Night” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/music.html

“Space Cube Loop” @ http://www.dl-sounds.com

“Batty McFadden – Slower” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/music.html

Links: 

Cats and IED

Vin Scully retelling Mad Bum’s snake story

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Episode #20 – Random Rants, Schmorality in Sports, Political Stuff & The Cool Guys

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ASP Stuff Radio resurrects and continues their quest to thrash out stuff! In episode 20, Alberotle (risen from the phlegm of the liquid lung) randomly rants on sports fans and their obsession with national anthems and adult beverages at (baseball) games, as well as Jesus and zombies.  The Stuffperts then discuss modern cultural values as it relates to the latest sports social media controversy where Los Angeles Lakers rookie D’Angelo Russell secretly recorded teammate Nick Young, aka Swaggy P, describing his cheating exploits with women who aren’t his celebrity fiancé Iggy Azalea. This is a mouthwatering, juicy-stuff candy to chew on: Do we side with the “bro code” or moral principles?  As Paulato takes off for a game of Greek Ball, the political gears are set and Steveocrates & Aristolbert discuss (1) fowl feather friends and their revealing relationship with “Birdie” and Trump, (2) eurocentrism and terrorism, and (3) the flagrant voter fraud that occurred during the Arizona primary election on March 22nd.  We wrap our overly stuft up show with a game called Who’s Too Cool for School? Bald-bearded man or Popped collar guy? Be sure to vote below!

Download and listen to episode #20!

Credits:

“String Quintet in C Major, K. 515” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; https://musopen.org

Johann Sebastian Bach; https://musopen.org/composer/johann-sebastian-bach/

“Chompsky” by Volition

YouTube Video: “Ted Cruz” – A Bad Lip Reading

YouTube Video: Birdie Sanders

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Episode #19 – Fish Farts, Beautiful Hands and Chompsky Bites!

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Aristotle (A), Socrates (S) and Plato (P) talk about fishy flatulence saturating the oceanic waters of the Earth, Mr. Donald Trump’s (beautifully) small hands, astute supporters of Trump/Hitler(?), Sith Lord Noam Chomsky’s profound take on a possible Trump take over, and the extreme shift in the political spectrum. Phew! Oh wait, and Hunter Pence’s obsession with cold brew! Be prepared for a mentally disturbing game of Would You Rather? for the finale of our stuft-pack show!

Download and listen to episode #19!

Credits:

“Little Idea” by http://www.bensound.com

Frederic Chopin’s Ballade no. 4 op. 52, performed by Frank Levy; https://musopen.org/music/

 

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Episode #18 – Dark Matter with Trump Roast, Crumpets and a Side of Cracked Rights

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Aristotle and Socrates? You better believe it. They get their Greek on and discuss a variety of citrusy topics, unfortunately, without Plato’s wit.  A & S nonetheless answer a deeply probing question about the timing of dark matter raised by Gustavo Castro (a Brazilian listener with rump matters).  We then plow through the last 2016 Republican Debate in Houston before Super Duper Tuesday; we particulate-ly highlight Super Rubio’s (finally) break through moment of him roasting Trump’s rump.  Stuft up with political fodder we have a crack at the hotly debated Apple versus FBI issue.  This sounds like an ASP Stuff Battles segment,  but we conclude with a more spectacular game of ASP Stuff Battles II: Hunter Pence’s scraggly, wiry beard vs. Mad Bum’s maddening snot rockets.  Who do you think will win this colossal battle? Cast your vote below or vista our ASP Stuff Radio twitter page!

Download and listen to episode #18!

Credits:

“ASP Stuff Radio Intro” and “Yeah Yeah” by Volition

“String Quintet in C Major, K. 515” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; https://musopen.org

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Episode #17 – Cough Talk: Barking Like a Clinton

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What does coughing, barking and the allegedly new 9th planet have in common? Absolutely nothing except that we talk about this stuff in our latest (17th) episode.  We stuff-cuss Hillary Clinton’s bizarre dog impression and her seriously suspicious well-timed bout of coughing in key moments (its so bad that not even a whole pack of lozenges will relieve her incessant hawking, hemming and barking.)  We also banter on “unpledged delegates” (aka the political puppeteers that embrace grassroots activists), Trump’s disturbing infatuation with his very own daughter, and the Sith Lord Pastor David Manning’s vitriolic outburst on the LGBT group that’s trying to raise money to buy his church at a foreclosure auction.  The ASP trio cosmically shift their gears and talk about the new Plato (sorry Pluto) that’s comfortably situated in our homely solar system.  And finally, enjoy as you take part in an our newest enthralling game called “Guess that (S.F.) Giant!”

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“If Ivanka weren’t my daughter perhaps I’d be dating her” – Donald Trump

Credits:

“Symphony No.34, C major – I. Allegro vivace” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and

(Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music); https://musopen.org

“Pumped” by Justin Mahar: https://musopen.org 

“Bark Like a Clinton” by Volition (uses Mahar’s Pumped as the underlying track)

Space sound from freesound.org

 

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Episode #16 – Boomshakalaka

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Black Panthers, black oil, and bumping black holes are some of the corpulent topics that ASP chew on for episode numero sixteen.  Listen to the dazzling audio clips of the gravitational waves that were recently discovered and recorded by “wild-eyed” scientists.  For the politically inclined we also snack on the New Hampshire primary election results, the wizardry of the super duper delegates and Marco Rubio Roboto’s poor performance from last Saturday’s (2/6) Republican debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester.  If you can curb your anxiety you will not be disappointed with an enthralling game of Would you rather hiccup forever or never yawn when you absolutely need to yawn? And, to top it off with some mind-bending space-time sprinkles we play our own version of Colbert’s Friday Night Fights called ASP Stuff Battles! Who’ll win in a brutal Stuff Battle? The Pillsbury Doughboy or Snuggle Bear? Fill out the poll on our Twitter page or right below!

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Credits:

Lively Lumpsucker Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“String Quintet in C Major, K. 515” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; https://musopen.org

“Sextet in E-flat Major, Op. 81b” by Ludwig Beethoven

(Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music); https://musopen.org

“Mercury” and “The Darkest Night” @ http://www.dl-sounds.com

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Episode #15 – Please Clap, Zika

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Disclaimer: This episode may most likely cause irritable mind syndrome. Oh, and a lot of expletives are exclaimed by yours truly.  It was the caffeine. Listen at your own discretion.  With that said…

ASP have been severely bitten by an infectious hot topic: the Zika virus.  We were rationally compelled to follow the white rabbit and understand the mysterious origins of this contagion.  What’s the truth? Nobody knows.  Let’s flip a coin to decide.  Speaking of “toin cosses”, we also discuss the silly shenanigans behind the recent Iowa cockatoo-kiss results: Trump childishly unable to accept defeat, Conniving Cruz playing dirty old tricks, non-blowhardin’ Jeb Bush sadly begging his audience to “please clap”, and on-the-run Carson…well…what happened to him?  Oh, he needed a pair of clean underwear.  We conclude with a fun philosophy game! Would you permanently plug into the Experience Machine? Be prepared for a mind-awakening experience!

Download and listen to episode #15!

Credits:

“Symphony #2 In D Major, Op. 36 – 1. Adagio Molto, Allegro Con Brio” composed by Ludwig van Beethoven  https://musopen.org/music/1048/ludwig-van-beethoven/symphony-no-2-in-d-major-op-36/  (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

“Better Days” by www.bensound.com

“Life Force” by Volition

Links:

Top Expert: Zika Virus is Bio-warfare

Zika Virus Patent

The Etymology of Zika 

Ted Cruz Calling Out Trump’s ‘Trumpertantrum’

Jeb Bush Please Clap

Book Recommendation:

Robert Nozick’s Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1974)

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Episode #14 – The Flat Earth Militant Occupiers

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Of course they’re not! They are “anti-government protestors”, members of the Oregon “militia” who were simply “occupying” federal land (the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge) that once belonged to the Paiute Indian Tribe before they were forced to leave and live on 10 acres of land near the city dump.  The three inquiring minds of ASP come to grips with this deplorable issue but find some light at the end of the wormhole with a dose of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s eloquent, mic-dropping scientific prose on the non-flat curvature of the earth.  Inspired by the gravity of Tyson’s hypnotic words we end with a game of “Would you rather live on an infinitely flat or boringly round earth?”

Download and listen to episode #14!

Credits:

“All Fall Down” and “8-Bit Heaven” @ http://www.purple-planet.com

Stephen Tyson’s “Flat to Fact” can be heard on soundcloud.

Links:

TYT clip

RT America clip

AJ+ clip

ABC News clip

Paiute Indian tribal council clip

Don’t believe me? Check out The Flat Earth Society

Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s science showdown

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Episode #13 – Suckin’ in Soot

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The ASP trinity is “suckin’ in” a politically packed smorgasbord of soot and smog: Ted Cruz’s insult of non-conservative liberal New Yorkers, Holy Roller Palin’s fanatic endorsement of Trump’s rump, Ben Carson’s creepy rant of blaming liberals for all the “wars” known to humankind (e.g., the “age wars”?), and Obama’s burnt lungs from “suckin’ in soot”. We then shift our nuclear gears and cerebrally venture into H-bombs and how they’re made, and Kim Jong-Un’s bold claim of having conducted a hydrogen bomb test; but it was most likely the kind of bomb that was set off in his filthy pants that registered a 5.1 on the Richter scale. Finally, we tackle the recent historical sports news of the NFL’s first female (Kathryn Smith) full-time assistant coach. Stuff all of this in your head!

Download and listen to episode #13!

Credits:

“String Quintet in C Major, K. 515” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; https://musopen.org (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

Ambient space music: http://www.dl-sounds.com

“Soot Suckin’ Obama vs Oil Drillin’ Palin” by Volition.

Links:

Kim Jong-un’s H-Bomb

Palin’s Trump Endorsement

Obama Soot Suckin’

Ben Carson on Various Wars

Ted Cruz Insults New York

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Episode #12 – Having Said That…

 

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WARNING: This is our first “podcast snafu” where the audio is overly distorted/clipped, so listener’s ears beware.  Audio engineer’s from around the world have done their best to salvage this recorded mess.  Having said that…

In a drama packed internet broadcast, ASP StuffRadio discuss riveting global topics. Is Obama telling the truth when it comes to the facts? Is Matt Damon a funny guy in The Martian? Do the brothers in Compton deserve to be recognized at the Oscar’s? Does Joko Jokowi of Jarkta know how to throw it down in the face of the Ice Cyst terror? These stories and much more on this week’s 12th episode!

Download and listen to episode #12!

Credits:

“Jazzy Frenchy” http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/jazz

“Little Fascists” by Volition

YouTube Clip: Donald Trump Fascist Theme Song

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Episode #11 – Glorious Glittering Light Sabery Cow Farts

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In our first 2016 (overstuft) episode, the ASP trinity nerdily review the new Star Wars movie The Force Awakens. We eventually move on with more serious matters such as Obama’s tears of sorrow over gun control, open carry gun laws (Texas becomes 45th state to pass open carry law), cow farts and greenhouse gases (Congress now permits meat producers to no longer report emissions from livestock producers), and a conspiracy theory of Chipotle’s E. Coli snafu & subpoena over the norovirus outbreak. We conclude with a captivating game of Valid or Invalid! At the end of our “stuft up” show enjoy an original remake of Mi Burrito Sabanero sung by Alana Merritt, and Jerry Seinfeld’s recent comedy performance (1/6/2016) on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert!

Download and listen to episode #11!

Credits:

Jerry Seinfeld clip: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

“Mi Burrito Sabanero” sung by A.M. (Quirky Remix by Volition).   Listen to the original song here.

“In Your Arms” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Cow Photo: http://animalswithlightsabers.tumblr.com/

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Episode #10 – Moral Sniffles Part I: The Trolley Problem

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In this 2015 finale a duo of A & S mentally  wrestle with several riveting moral quandaries involving organ “donors”, trollies and very large objects. What would (or should) you do in these tighty whitie gripping scenarios? Send us your brilliant responses to aspstuffradio@gmail.com

Download and listen to episode #10!

Credits:

Auld Lang Syne by United States Marine Band (http://freemusicarchive.org.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

 

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Episode #9 – Just Gotta Believe!

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ASP briefly gather around the warm fireplace Sunday early morning and touch on Trump’s ‘schlong’ (note the quotes!), a few Christmas myths/origins and then conclude with a cordial yet phenomenally trendy Christmas game called ‘What Reindeer Would You Be?’

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Credits:

We Wish You and Christmas Rap by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

We Wish You A Merry Christmas by ASP

Dark Christmas by Volition – The track from Christmas Rap by Kevin MacLeod was incorporated in this song, so everything else, e.g., audio/sound clips, synth tracks, etc. were added by Volition.

Sound clip: I Believe (Max & Richard Part I)

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Episode #8 – Even the Force Flatulates!

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The force of ASP has been awakened, and boy does it smell! The ASP troika beam down on a variety of topics such as the Darkly Forceful Sifth Republican Debate, the S.F. Giants lightsaber acquisitions of Jedi Knights Jeff Samardzija & shoulder shimmy mind trickster Johnny Cueto, and our conclusion of the philosophically paradoxical Ship of Theseus (aka the Millennium Falcon of Han Solo). We suddenly get Jedi-mind tricked by Yoda (who legally immigrated to our galaxy) into talking about the Force and cosmic blasts, i.e., passing gas; the universe does on rare occasions.

Download and listen to episode #8!

Credits:

“Epic” http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/cinematic

“Symphony #2 In D Major, Op. 36 – 1. Adagio Molto, Allegro Con Brio” composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

https://musopen.org/music/1048/ludwig-van-beethoven/symphony-no-2-in-d-major-op-36/  (Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

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Episode #7 – Ban These Dang Cats & Trumpporters!

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Once again, Trump ruffles the feathers of the masses with his outrageous and unconstitutionally fascist request to ban a particular religious ideology.  ASP overindulge in this utter nonsense, but finally talk about…(drum roll)…CATS!  We then briefly “wax” philosophical by introducing the Ship of Theseus  and conclude with a philosophy game of “The Cannibal”. Yikes!  [Does Theseus’s ship fundamentally remain the same ship after all of its planks have been gradually replaced?  Send us an email with your insightful response: aspstuffradio@gmail.com]

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“If man would be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.” – Mark Twain

Credits:

“Funny Song” http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/funky-groove

“Medieval Dance Tunes Sequence” by Maria Girbiat https://musopen.org/music/period/medieval/

(Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

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Episode #6 – The Miserable and the Horrible and No Cats

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Alas, another episode of terror and gun talk (“The Terrorist Talk Hour” as Paul says).  The ASP triad do try to lighten up a bit with talk about Lawrence Krauss’s distaste of Christopher Nolan’s brilliant film Interstellar (2014) and talk about talking about cats.  We conclude our stuff-talk with a spirited game inspired by Gita Atma Jaya’s creative question: If you had an Ice Cyst member and you were to torture them with a Christmas song which one would you play on repeat?

Happy Birthday to Woody Allen who recently turned 80 years old on December 1st, 2015!

Download and listen to episode #6!

Credits:

“Jazzy Frenchy” http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/jazz

J.S Bach – Concerto No.1 in D minor – I. Allegro  https://musopen.org

(Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music)

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Episode #5 – Gobble Gobble Gravity & Pilgrims

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ASP wallow in turkey-bastor-talk in light of Lawrence Krauss and Peter Singer’s discussion about the immorality of raising chickens and turkeys. They also expose a repressed truth about ‘Thanksgiving’. Finally, Steven pontificates several interesting aspects of Einstein’s special and general theory of relativity. You might get (mind) warped in (or by) the discussion!

Download and listen to episode #5!

For further enlightenment about the myth of Thanksgiving check out (1) The Thanksgiving Myth and (2)  The Truth About Thanksgiving

Celebrate Alby Einstein’s brilliance by clicking here!

Credits: In Your Arms Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Ambient space music: http://www.dl-sounds.com

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Episode #4 – Lunge Your Knife at The Ice Cyst Belt

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Lo and behold! ASP lunge their intellectual knife into the core of Ice Cyst, but they hit the belt…they hit the belt.  Give me a break…give me a break.  If you’re interested in the “article” mentioned in this episode, then click here.  It is a highly-recommended and informative piece written by Ben Horton.

Download and listen to episode #4!

Also, congratulations Brandon Crawford on your six-year contract with the S.F. Giants!

“Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism.  Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.” Noam Chomsky

Credits:

Music by Volition

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Episode #3 – Starsucks Satanic Cups, Thoughtful Welders and Violent Runs

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The ASP trio “weigh in” (a bit too heavily) on the dreaded poppycock non-issue of Starbuck’s hatred of Christmas.  We discuss Rubio’s offensive remark about philosophers (who make more than welding welders) and Larry David sounding strangely similar to Bernie Sanders (and vice versa).  Plus we barely scratch the surface of Lawrence Krauss’s talk, which took place @ ASU (Oct. 16th, 2015) with the world renowned moral philosopher, Peter Singer.  An explosive game of Would you Rather concludes this third fruitful episode of ASP Stuff Radio.

Enjoy an original composition at the end of the show by ASP entitled “What Homework Do You Have?”

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Episode #2 – Biting Nails, Trump Heads and Hanks Pee Pee

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In their second episode ASP discuss politics, the recent 2016 world series between the Mets and Royals, the S.F. Giants, Tom Hank’s uncannily recurring peeing performances in many of his films and whether or not Donald Trump’s “hairdo” is a worthy investment.

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Episode #1 – Testes with Steven

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Alberotle and Steveocrates record their first “podcast” episode (10/29/15) of stuff. Aside from talking about some reasons why they decided to embark on the podcast, they also discuss several of the 2016 presidential candidates, e.g., Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton.

Download and listen to episode #1!

 

 

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