Mon, 16 January 2017
"Trump tweeted" is probably going to be this era's buzzphrase. And that is how the whole L. L. Bean "controversy" started. The guys talk about corporate shaming and if it really is a tool for change. Geoff makes an announcement and Ty talks about his personal connection to the current problems with the ACA. Also in 318:
0:00 - Icepocalypse Intro
8:09 - Ben quickly talks about the TCAs because it has consumed his life (again!)
19:30 - Geoff got engaged
22:20 - Ty talks about the ACA
38:00 - Sounds of the Week
1:08:40 - Main Story: L. L. Bean boycott and corporate shaming.
Songs: Queen - "I Want It All" The Heavy - "Coleen" AC/DC - "Moneytalks"
Mon, 9 January 2017
Ty, Geoff, and Ben cover the tragic hate crime that occurred in Chicago over the week. Ty brings in his theory of how everything is connected by socioeconomic status and how the beating of a disabled white kid is an extension of that. Also, Ty tells an interesting story of how he was scammed and the lengths he went to to find that out. Also in 317:
0:00 - The Weird Year Intro
11:24 - Ty Got Scammed
35:44 - Sounds of the Week
1:00:38 - Chicago Hate Crime
Songs: Alice Cooper - "Go To Hell" 2Pac - "Fuck The World" The Beatles - "Blackbird"
Mon, 2 January 2017
First episode of 2017! Ben takes the wheel for the first time and friend of the show Terry Blastenbrei (@elSicomoro) returns to help discuss marketing & advertising strategies and why everything seems so familiar. We also give the final celebrity death pool update and some information on what's in store for Celebrity Death Pool 2017. Also in Episode 316:
0:00 - Ben Takes The Wheel Intro
3:07 - Final Celebrity Death Pool Update
24:45 - SOTW Show Suggestion: Sweet/Vicious
35:16 - Sounds of the Week
1:18:25 - Marketing To The People
1:55:30 - The Future of Soundtrack of the Week
Songs: Dead Kennedys - "MTV Get Off The Air" David Bowie - "Space Oddity" System of a Down - "Toxicity" Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "Money Becomes King"
Sun, 25 December 2016
Welcome to the annual SOTW Year in Review episode! This week, Geoff, Ben and Ty recap everything that happened in 2016, including news, celebrity deaths and the popular Sounds of the Week compilation. The guys also reveal their New Year's resolutions, including a big announcement by Ty. Also in Episode 315:
0:00 - Happy Holiday Intro
6:40 - Company Christmas Party Shenanigans
20:55 - Sounds of the Week:
45:20 - 2016 Year in Review
1:21:30 - New Year's Resolutions
Songs: Merle Haggard - "Okie From Muskogee," Leonard Cohen - "You Want It Darker," David Bowie - "Life On Mars," Prince (last Saturday Night Live performance)
Direct download: Episode_315__2016_Year_in_Were_Screwed.mp3
Category:episodes -- posted at: 12:00am CDT
Sun, 18 December 2016
Who's to blame for Hillary Clinton's loss? Russia? James Comey? Terry Blastenbrei was part of Clinton's campaign in Michigan and joins SOTW to talk about his experience and a recent Politico article that explains what really lost the presidential election for the Democrats: the campaign itself. Also in Episode 314:
12:55 - Mario Run's House
20:00 - Sounds of the Week:
44:15 - Christmas and Capitalism
1:10:40 - Clinton's Campaign
Songs: Chuck Berry - "Run Rudolph Run," Run-D.M.C. - "Christmas in Hollis," The Kinks - "Father Christmas," "Weird Al" Yankovic - "Christmas at Ground Zero"
Direct download: Episode_314__Christmas_at_Ground_Zero.mp3
Category:episodes -- posted at: 5:34pm CDT
Sun, 11 December 2016
Sarah Coats is a former employee of KVC Kansas, a Department for Children and Families contractor. After discovering a major backlog that put the lives of families in jeopardy, Coats attempted to unionize for a variety reasons, including safety, compensation and efficiency. She was soon fired. Coats talks about her goal to unionize social workers' jobs and the disaster that is occurring at the Kanas DCF. Also in Episode 313:
0:00 Intro ft. Sarah Coats & Chad Manspeaker
5:45 - Roseanne Resurrects Ty's Shaun King Story
24:30 - Sounds of the Week:
1:38:35 - Social Media and Your Job
Songs: Public Enemy - "Fight the Power," Rage Against the Machine - "Killing in the Name," Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman - "Union Town," Woody Guthrie - "Union Burying Ground"
Tue, 6 December 2016
Texas has two pieces of legislation in the books, both of which are a step backwards as much of the rest of the country is trying to move forward. One bill prevents LGBT students from staying in the closet and another will require fetuses to be buried, a slap in the face to the LGBT community and women. Also in Episode 312:
0:00 - Saturday Night Live Recorded Intro
4:40 - Latest on UnassociatedPress.org
8:50 - Ben's First Protest
21:00 - No, There Is No Pus in Milk, Goddammit
33:15 - Sounds of the Week:
Songs: Toadies - "Backslider," MDC - "Dead Cops/America's So Straight," Butthole Surfers - "Butthole Surfer," Pantera - "Cowboys From Hell"
Direct download: Episode_312__Everythings_Ass-Backwards_in_Texas.mp3
Category:episodes -- posted at: 12:11am CDT
Mon, 28 November 2016
Last week (and in several episodes prior), SOTW made comments about Kanye West's meltdown during one of his infamous rants. This week, the megastar has checked into a hospital over what one can only assume is a mental illness. Ty, Ben and Geoff discuss the harsh realities of mental illnesses and how everyone can learn from Kanye West's recent battle. Also in Episode 311:
0:00 - An Intro Ty Has Been Waiting 7+ Years For
4:45 - Ben's Show Suggestion: "The Get Down"
12:15 - Thanksgiving 2016
21:10 - Word of the Year: Post-truth
29:20 - Sounds of the Week:
1:16:45 - Movie Star, Porn Star, Loser
Songs: (All songs by 311) "Do You Right," "Homebrew," "Evolution," "Sick Tight"
Direct download: Episode_311__Post-truth_Post-sanity.mp3
Category:episodes -- posted at: 12:00am CDT
Sun, 20 November 2016
After an exhausting few weeks with the presidential election, SOTW decided to relax and do a more light-hearted show. With nothing but negativity making headlines, the guys decide to skip the news and play America's favorite game: Google Feud. Also in Episode 310:
0:00 - Super Fun Time Happy Intro
5:55 - Shaun King Story Update
19:45 - The Stepmill is Dumb AF
29:10 - Sounds of the Week:
1:25:05 - Google Feud
Songs: R.E.M. - "Shiny Happy People," Tegan and Sara - "Everything is Awesome," James Brown - "I Feel Good"
Direct download: Episode_310__Super_Fun_Time_Happy_Show.mp3
Category:episodes -- posted at: 11:30pm CDT
Sun, 13 November 2016
The world witnessed what is potentially one of the most historical weeks in American politics - and perhaps American history - as Donald J. Trump won the presidential election after unexpectedly defeating Hillary Clinton. Millions of Americans are up in arms and worried about the future of the United State of America. Will Trump lead this country forward or to destruction? Also in Episode 309:
0:00 - Apocalyptic Intro
30:10 - Sounds of the Week:
52:45 - Trump Will Be The 45th President
1:24:50 - The Future of the United States
Songs: R.E.M. - "It's The End Of The World," Leonard Cohen - "Everybody Knows," Tool - "Ænima," The Doors - "The End"
Direct download: Episode_309__Make_America_Hate_Again.mp3
Category:episodes -- posted at: 8:04pm CDT