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    Your favorite non earwolf podcasts?

    In addition to most of the shows mentioned above: The Champs, Girl on Guy, and Here's The Thing.
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    Episode 9 — Divorced Dads

    Like the newly-elected president of the Battle Rap Society, I left the thread diss appointed.
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    Episode 8 — Consumerism

    Jeff, It sounds like Dave's kids are using iPhones and/or iPads, which means that he can take advantage of Apple's built-in parental controls to lock down potentially dangerous features. In the Settings app on each device, go to General→Restrictions, enable Restrictions, and specify a password. From there, you toggle various options (like the ability to install apps, access iTunes, whether explicit music/video content can be purchased or played, etc.) The kids won't be able to alter those settings without knowing Dave's password. Dave mentioned his son having jailbroken his iOS devices, which would in all likelihood allow him to circumvent the parental controls, but requiring unjailbroken devices could be a policy Dave and his wife set as a condition of having a phone at all.
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    Episode 138 — Say The Word!

    The download URL for the show is currently broken on the site (and presumably in the app.) The correct URL is: http://traffic.libsyn.com/totallylaime/TLP_138_H_Alan_Scott.mp3
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    Tig on Conan (9/20/12)

    Thanks for the pointer! The interview in question can be found here.
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    Episode 68 — Feminism

    Of course! I wouldn't dare miss an opportunity to see the World-Famous Scottabot in person, even if it does require sitting in the sweltering heat and cigarette haze of The (Fucking) Neptune Theater!
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    Episode 68 — Feminism

    I'll never understand why they didn't have Chris Gore in the Hatch for the "Feminism" episode...
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    Episode 68 — Feminism

    I'd wager Tig was going for "sustainable".
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    Episode 91 — Song Doctors

    Howard posted it on Twitter.
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    Episode 172 — This is a Safe Zone

    When I have Todd Glass on my show, I have a good time!
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    Episode 133 — Respectful Sex!

    Great episode! I'm very interested to hear why Elizabeth and Andy recorded a show with Seth McFarlane but have decided to mothball it...
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    Episode 1 — Love, Dad

    Your understanding is incorrect. HSAs, in conjunction with High Deductible Health Plans, can be a good option for people who are generally healthy but want to be covered in the event of a catastrophic accident or illness. I'm pretty far from "rich", but I am single and self-employed and thankfully have few health issues. Obtaining individual coverage would therefore be prohibitively expensive and my premiums would evaporate into the æther every month. Having an HSA/HDHP allows me to: 1. Pay premiums that are 2-3x less than I would with traditional coverage. 2. Pay up to $3,100 into my HSA each year pre-tax, allowing me to reduce my overall tax burden by a small amount. 3. Roll over every penny in my HSA from year to year (unlike a Flexible Spending Account, where your money disappears if you don't spend it.) Yes, I pay out of pocket for incidental medical expenses but, as mentioned above, I am generally healthy. Should disaster occur, I am on the hook for the first $2,000, and everything after that is theoretically covered by my insurer. Theoretically. The maximum yearly contribution for a married couple is $6,250 (or $7,250 if they're over 55.) To the rich, the amount saved on taxes by taking $7,250 off the top is a laughably small fraction of their income. There are far more effective tax shelters for them to exploit.
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    Episode 42.5 — Minisode 42.5

    I am loath to be That Guy, but please don't feel compelled to bring Kevin Smith onto the show. The Wild Wild West reference was a one-line tag to the end of a long, well-trodden story about Superman, and Paul already referenced it in this minisode. I don't think I could handle listening to Kevin Muttley laugh his (perpetually pot-addled) way through an entire HDTGM.
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    Episode 171 — Scrog Secretions

    I think Andy Daly's cavalcade of suicidal characters still holds the record.
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    Episode 107 — A Tale of Two Richards

    I hope Richard does random drop-ins during future shows. Just runs into the studio unannounced, sings a few bars of "Hooray for Hollywood", and goes on his way.
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    Episode — Love, Dad

    I enjoyed this episode, despite not having kids of my own. Jeff maintains an uncanny balance of "super analytical" and "super heartfelt" that makes all of his podcast appearances interesting, and it's great to hear Koechner in serious storytelling mode. Apropos of nothing, two apps that might prove worthwhile for iPad-enabled dads: Reading Rainbow: Official app "hosted" by LeVar Burton. The first book is free, and the full library is available via in-app subscription. Happly: Frequently updated educational content and activities for kids. Parents can also bookmark stories/photos/videos to share with their kids without risking exposure to the horrors of the unfiltered Internet.
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    Episode 106.5 — Sklarbro County 11

    If the OP had offered constructive criticism of any kind, I'd concede the point, but "you are boring" is not a useful critique of the show or its hosts. Would you consider it a worthwhile exercise for a listener to argue against the central thesis of a show because it does not cater to their individual tastes? Is it beneficial to complain that too much time is spent talking about movies on Doug Loves Movies? Again, the Sklars' stated goal for creating County was to involve Dan Van Kirk in the conversation. If I were them, and you told me I was "crushing my brand" by inviting a friend and regular collaborator onto the show, I would invite you to go fuck yourself.
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    Episode 170 — New Scoop

    I have a dream that Earwolf will one day be big enough to produce original series, sell season passes via their own store, and pick up great series (like BFF or Party Down or Jon Benjamin Has A Van or...) that have been cancelled by moronic TV executives. I note that they already own the domain earwolf.tv. Ahem.
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    Episode 88 — Tooth Talk

    Holy shit, Brandon Johnson was an amazing guest. He should be on every podcast all the time.
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    Episode 170 — New Scoop

    All of the above, coupled with the fact that the show was on NBC, which: ● Has been in last place among the major networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) for roughly 10 years ● Has a long track record of not giving good shows the opportunity to grow their audience (SEE ALSO: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien fiasco) ● Are almost entirely reliant on Nielsen ratings for determining the success of a show. Since much of BFF's target audience enjoy modern conveniences like time-shifting (i.e. DVRs) and online viewing (i.e. Hulu), and these services aren't factored into Nielsen, the audience appears disproportionately small. Given all of these factors, if your show isn't a staggering success from the day it premieres, its cancellation is all but guaranteed.
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    Episode 42 — Batman & Robin

    But The Wicker Man and Judge Dredd were not far behind.
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    Episode 42 — Batman & Robin

    My favorite part of HDTGM: Mantzoukas becomes so enraged that the language center of his brain shuts down, and all he can spit out from between clenched teeth is "THIS MOVIE…IS GARBAGE." I don't think Batman & Robin proved bad enough to trigger a total Zouks meltdown.
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    Episode 106.5 — Sklarbro County 11

    Randy and Jason value Dan Van Kirk's contributions enough that they created a second show with the explicit goal of involving him in the conversation, and did so without changing the format of the original show you purport to love. If you do not enjoy Dan's contributions, it is quite literally the easiest thing in the world for you to not listen to the Tuesday show.
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    Episode 170 — New Scoop

    Scott's Rihanna bit is perfect fodder for one of those "10 hours" YouTube clips.
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    Would you rather ringtone?

    http://forum.earwolf.com/topic/6241-would-you-rather-theme/
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