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Rich Hanley returns to discuss the biggest NFL storylines heading into the 2017 season, from CTE studies to anthem protests.
We’ve heard this story before: super famous comedian is hilarious but is rumored to do some disgusting/reprehensible/criminal thing offstage. It remains unconfirmed, but eventually, enough people corroborate the story that we’re forced to pay attention.
Jochen Brocks joins the show to discuss his recently published study that solves the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth.
Justin Ortagus discusses the integration of technology in higher education and findings that surprised him in his recent study.
By making something untouchable, you’re conveying your political beliefs on the matter. It limits the parameters of political discussion while willfully ignoring the larger implications of a global issue.
Justin Ortagus joins the show to discuss his recent study looking into the IT productivity paradox in higher education - the idea that more technology doesn't necessarily lead to more productivity for institutions.
Justin Goldsmith joins Joe to talk all things Game of Thrones Season 7, including favorite moments, fair criticisms, and season finale predictions.
W. Fitzhugh Brundage returns to discuss recent developments in the removal of Confederate statues and monuments nationwide.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss a wild week in politics, including Steve Bannon's White House departure, Trump's response to Charlottesville, the plan for the continued Afghanistan war.
Angela Coppola joins the show to discuss her upcoming study linking self compassion and positive body image to certain health behaviors.
Ian Wallace joins the show to discuss his recent study on osteoarthritis, which found that ancient hunter-gatherers had healthier joints than modern Americans.
Joe addresses rumors of Donald Trump's resignation, the wave of Confederate statue takedowns, and why he thinks Trump's campaign slogan isn't working in a more conscious America.
Everything you wanted to know about Guam but were too afraid to ask (Because you were afraid of nuclear war)
Mario Weick joins the show to discuss his recent study on self-perceived intuition.
In Part II, Adam Johnson talks about the media's tendency to frame the United States in a benevolent light and the cultish ideology surrounding American war.
In part one, Adam Johnson discusses the media portrayals of North Korea and their lack of context, including selective memory about the destruction of the Korean War.
Sapna Cheryan joins the show to discuss her recent study that found Asian Americans who are heavier are perceived to be more American, the impact of her research in our current social climate, and much more.
Joe rambles on about Trump's threats to North Korea, America's unstable moral position on nukes, and John Carney's Statue of Liberty meltdown.
Lilo Stainton joins the show to discuss the GOP's failure to repeal Obamacare, the possibility of bipartisan cooperation, increased public interest in healthcare, and more.
Author Shea Serrano joins the show to discuss making a living as a writer, The Rap Yearbook being turned into a miniseries, his new book Basketball (and Other Things), and more.
Addressing yourself by name can help control stressful emotions like fear, anger and sadness. But you risk being judged as a loon or a narcissist if you try it in public.
Jason Moser joins the show to discuss his recent study that found referring to yourself in the third person can help control stressful emotions.
Rich Hanley joins the show to discuss MSNBC's primetime ratings triumph, Fox News's ties to the Trump administration, the future of football broadcasting rights, and much more.
Megan Zuelsdorff joins the show to discuss her recent study that explores the impact of stress on aging brains.
Adrian Raftery joins the show to discuss his recent study that project the planet has little chance of meeting the goals set forth in the Kyoto Protocol or Paris Climate Agreement.
The administration is looking into affirmative action exactly the way you’d expect it to.
Tim McGuine joins the show to discuss his recent study about the prevalence of lower extremity injuries among young athletes who specialize in a single sport.
Donald Trump is taking his role as America’s first reality show president seriously. The White House has turned into political Chopped. Sean Spicer lost in the appetizer round, while Reince Priebus was bounced after a bland entree. Not even the sweet, Long Island ice tea sorbet of Anthony Scaramucci could satisfy the president. While he’s got a keen eye for entertainment and talentless hacks, Trump’s taste in food is trash. Be it his preference for well done steak, Trump Tower taco bowls or private jet fast food binges, America deserves better from its commander-in-chief. We deserve an administration that equally represents our undying obsession for celebrity and our overwhelming love for food. With that in mind, I give you the presidential cabinet re-stocked with celebrity chefs. They may be just as politically incompetent, but hey, at least they can cook. President Guy Fieri He’s a walking meme with a haircut no other man his age would wear or even conceive of. He’s the first and only mayor of Flavortown, USA. And his ad libs are legendary, perfect to throw in after signing a key piece of legislation. Immigration ban? “Wow.” Spiking tariffs on Chinese trade? “That’s what I’m talkin’ about.” Repealing healthcare for untold millions of Americans? “Now that’s gangster.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phe-zdJ3h5c Like Trump, Fieri is a dry-rubbed meat slab of American excess. He’s personally finished every dish he’s been filmed preparing. Throw some flames on Air Force One and strap in--it’s gonna be one hell of a term. Vice President Paula Deen Swap homophobia for racism and we might have a perfect match. Deen and Mike Pence share snow white hair, a dead look in their eyes, and voices that make me wish I got some more sleep. But instead of gay conversion therapy, Deen’s quest to destroy the fabric of American morality will be through butter. Fry me up some cheesecake and let’s start breakin’ some legislative deadlocks, y’all. Secretary of State Gordon Ramsay Rex Tillerson reportedly struggles with eye contact while Ramsay, well, doesn’t. But sending the king of kitchen rage to negotiate with world leaders? The number of “fuck offs” would be too many to count. Give it a month before Ramsay yells “that’s pathetic!” and spits on an international trade agreement or squeezes Emmanuel Macron’s head between two pieces of bread to make an idiot sandwich. Secretary of Defense Emeril Lagasse James “Mad Dog” Mattis may keep other people awake at night, but Emeril’s sure to kick our national defense up a notch. Here’s how a dicey situation might go down in Secretary Lagasse’s office: General: Sir, we’ve confirmed a small group ISIS fighters are in the region, but there’s... Emeril: BAM! General: ...a large number of civilians in the... Emeril: BAM! General: ...area. I’m talking a lot, like two or three… Emeril: BAM! General: ...hundred. I suggest we... Emeril: BAM! General: ..wait for more info-- Emeril: BAM! BAM! BAM! General: OK, light ‘em up. If only we’d been this callous toward civilian life sooner, America would be so much safer. Oh, wait… Communications Director Mario Batali A sweet-talking Italian from New York? Check. If Batali’s smart, he’ll use Eataly to cater press briefings to keep the fake news media journalists happy. Based on TV and online videos, he’s the nicest person on the face of the Earth. Decent chance he’ll break from Anthony Scaramucci’s current strategy of using a morning talk show as a therapy session. Attorney General Bobby Flay No one’s quite racist enough to fill Jeff Sessions’ pointy-toed elf shoes, but the idea of settling legal disputes Iron Chef-style was too good to pass up. Special Advisor to the President Anthony Bourdain Bourdain is attractive, woke and supremely well-traveled. Steve Bannon is racist, scared of brown people, and looks like this. They don’t exactly match up, but we couldn’t help inserting a little rationality in the administration.
BTRtoday Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger joins the show to discuss his forthcoming piece on Tim Faust and progressive views on healthcare.

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