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Emmanuel is in Sao Paulo, the show this week will come from Quebec, Emmanuel is standing by St. Anne Canyon north of Quebec City, Emmanuel's concern with a rickety bridge he must soon cross, Scott describes the mist and the rainbow over the waterfalls, a Monty Python sketch on bridges, kids are playing on the bridge ahead, Scott prepares a camera shot of Emmanuel crossing, some housekeeping notes as Emmanuel prepares to start across the bridge, trying to get Scott's attention, taking pictures,...
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The show is coming from the streets of Beijing, a speaking bus, how the rules of the street are completely different than in the States, the various types of traffic, the old style wall posters, what it would be like to read newspapers posted on the street back home, attempting to cross a side street, the surprising lack of confrontation in the midst of the mayhem, how the sound of spitting has become a part of the culture, attempting to cross more streets, the parallel to a fear of flying,...
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A live connection to the radio station at the ETH0 camp in Holland, tonight's show is the second part of the Bosnia special, waiting at the train station in Sarajevo, trying to track down a friend, Bosnian radio, talking with Sanjin before the train leaves, Bosnian radio, Kyle and Emmanuel are having an amazing omelette in the dining car of the train, what to look forward to concerning engine changes and passport control, Kyle describes what interacting with the people of the area has been...
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The studio is hot, a demonstration of how Emmanuel's voice sounds in his headphones, a way of looking up federal prisoners, demonstrating the system on the air, when Tommy Chong will be released, a particularly good Tommy Chong tribute, Bush falls off a bike, a collection of news stories on a famous statue show the true concerns of American media, an online comic strip that's right on target, questions are raised after viewing the Nick Berg execution video, a rundown of various anomalies in the...
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Filling time before the show, a discussion with Rob and Brother Bill on time zones, a fundraising show, Zappathon promo, the rarity of WUSB, the premiere of a film called "Farmingville," memories from the 1989 editions of "Brain Damage" soon to be released, an appeal to people who are listening live, the unwelcome intrusion of the FCC into radio programming, the history of leaks on campus, some Stony Brook history, how WUSB influenced 2600, the importance of paying pledges,...
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A piece from Cheech and Chong that Emmanuel thinks is pretty bad, some answers to questions raised on previous shows, more info on small cars, two more years of "Brain Damage" remain to be digitized, a listener objects to Emmanuel's anti-SUV attitude, facts and figures on gas mileage, the Concorde is about to fly for the last time, comparing the domestic CNN page to the international one, a man in Germany is prosecuted for teaching his dog Nazi tricks, a college student from North...
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Why it's a "super Tuesday," the unfairness of the primary system, why Emmanuel gets no say at all, large margins of victory for Barack Obama in some places, China intends to stop the rain for the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, the controversy behind Spain's new proposed national anthem, a sex scandal involving a film censoring company, the French introduce an even faster train, the pathetic trains in use in the United States, a mysterious blob takes over the city of Lewiston,...
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Vuvuzelas have invaded the station, the debate that the instruments are causing at the World Cup in South Africa, possible ways of blocking out the sound, the importance of today's game between North Korea and Brazil, some vuvuzela music, some vuvuzela history, Emmanuel's experience with the Serbian and German games, the two teams are meeting each other early Friday morning, the vuvuzelas take a dinner break, HOPE talks are about to be announced, Emmanuel's encounter with a car from Quebec,...
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The prospects of $10 a gallon gas, wondering why people who drive large vehicles drive so badly, Emmanuel's encounters with SUVs over the last couple of days, the lack of progress made in getting good mileage, Emmanuel has started to see other Smart cars in the area, a misadventure involving Emmanuel's Smart car and Taco Bell, Emmanuel bemoans the lack of rules for certain situations, a dry cleaning adventure, the Sean Bell verdict, analyzing the reaction, a massive amount of shootings in...
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Summer is coming to an end as school resumes, Emmanuel and Kyle make a final trip to Borders, Kyle argues for the value of rotary phones, how digital formats don't last, what's good about books, what Kyle's wireless device has devolved to, the mass hypnosis of smart phones, some readings from this month's Long Island Fugitive Finder, theorizing on whether fugitives have a right to privacy, what CPCS stands for, phone numbers that end in TIPS, analyzing a cigar heist, an update on Kyle's photos...
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Both the microphone and the clock are broken along with a whole host of other equipment, the story of what could happen to a radio station that doesn't raise enough funds, what the 2600 book is all about, the show may not be on next week since Emmanuel will be away, the magic of WUSB, declining days for newspapers and radio, Finn reports on the response so far, the North Koreans claim to have launched a satellite, North Korean music, how to deal with Kim Jong Il, accusations surround a football...
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High risk sites are designated by the Department of Homeland Security, a rumor that Stony Brook is one of the sites, defining what a high risk target is, buzz words in government and other places, a new kind of space race, an Ohio teacher burns a cross into a student's arm, a horrible joke played on school kids in California, a "Transformers" t-shirt causes problems at an airport, more tasers may be coming to the NYPD, an update on tickets for HOPE, how Emmanuel decides which team to...
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A tornado hits Brooklyn and Queens, an explanation of the existing siren system on Long Island, it's the International Day of Peace, some of the history of the day, The Quest for Starbucks Final 16 Profile: Redlands, The Quest for Starbucks Final 16 Profile: Hong Kong, Emmanuel's near-death experience with his car, Emmanuel's "month of health," the difficulty of getting a thorough physical examination, pharmacy blood pressure machines, the importance of getting a colonoscopy, how...
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Emmanuel's mixed emotions at having to be in the studio on a holiday, how this day is just another day even though it's supposed to be a festive occasion, the importance of being live in the studio, a message to those who don't make that sacrifice, a music fill while a technical problem is fixed, why it's always a bad idea to do a prerecorded show, another music fill, how two holidays will occur exactly one week apart, more technical issues, yet another music fill, Emmanuel tries a different...
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Emmanuel is downloading a file, asking for help identifying an old reggae song, mystery surrounds the disappearance of an airplane off the coast of Brazil, ideas for future airline travel, other possibilities as to what might have happened, some words from Michael Moore on the auto crisis, bullet trains have been around in Japan for 45 years, another friendly fire incident involving the NYPD, another fatality involving a taser, Charles Rangel makes an off-the-cuff remark that causes...
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The Next HOPE is over for the most part, a power outage on Long Island, looking at articles about HOPE for the first time, how Kyle worked as a barback at the conference, interviewing some visiting high school students, Kyle explains what the badges did, how the volunteer system at the conference worked, Emmanuel describes an incident involving federal agents, what it was like to drive a 24 foot truck, some of the highlights of the conference, the "Urchin" connection, a recap of the...
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Emmanuel starts the day on a bad note, the people who need rules in order to survive, how America has fallen into the 9/11 trap, a Long Island Expressway accident makes international news, why baseball is a fascinating game, Emmanuel's happiness at the outcome of the World Baseball Classic, how the "South Park" controversy is playing out, predictions on what will happen on tomorrow night's episode, the Scientology connection, the Swedish foreign minister is forced to resign as the...
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Another phone is ringing in North Korea, Emmanuel was able to see the game where North Korea qualified for its first World Cup since 1966, this will be the first time ever that both Koreas will be represented, hysterical reactions in the media to the North Korean threat, observations on how the world deals with the situation, the allure of fireflies, Obama swats a fly, the story of "the mayor of 7th Street," the importance of pets in the East Village, more craziness in Albany, what...
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The importance of history and knowing your surroundings, calling a CVS store to find out what CVS stands for, the significance of Remembrance Day around the world, a mystery crisis involves Prince Charles, an appeal to let Emmanuel know the details so he can spread them around, differences between all the war-related holidays, the two minute silence throughout England, the significance of poppies, how Google recognizes the holiday in certain countries, Cheech and Chong, tensions arise in...
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The show resumes after six weeks, the wrong theme, what it's like to suddenly be back in the States, how traveling can be therapeutic, what the Chaos Camp was like, the technology that was brought in to the campground, a description of Paris, the importance of walking, the low cost of living in the East, Emmanuel's method of going into a new city, pictures will somehow be shown over the air in the next few weeks, the importance of having a phone while traveling overseas, an online system that...
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The first part of the Albania show, Albanian radio, Emmanuel and Kyle reflect on actually being in Tirana, remembering what was involved in the trip to get there, a very helpful train agent in Belgrade, Emmanuel's difficulty remembering the name of Podgorica, the relationship that developed with another passenger on the train from Belgrade, a treacherous bus ride through the mountains of Montenegro, the large amount of tunnels on the train journey, Kyle describes how people seemed significantly...
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An example of how dirty the board has gotten, the stream is broken tonight, how everything seems to happen on Tuesday, what happened to Emmanuel last week, the really bad day that Emmanuel's cat had a week ago, feline civil disobedience, what the animal emergency room is like, what species of animals are not accepted, comparing animal care to human care, Emmanuel's philosophy about other forms of life, a story of a spider attached to the Smart car in Brooklyn, its ultimate fate on the drive to...
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Emmanuel is still recovering from the trip to the midwest, the enthusiastic reception 2600 always gets at the Dayton Hamvention, the massive traffic jam on I-78 Sunday night, what it's like to hang out on a highway for an hour, other traffic incidents, memories of an incident in Yugoslavia, the Michael Jackson trial, a bad week for Americans in Iraq, there were 6,000 deserters reported last year, how Canada has become somewhat of a refuge for military deserters, recruitment is suspended because...
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The delay system isn't working again, trying to troubleshoot over the air, success in the end, why delay is necessary in the first place, it's World Cup time again, the challenge of trying to see all of the games, how the scores are getting leaked in unexpected places, differing perceptions of organized sports, a demonstration of the different ways the games are broadcast, suicides at Gitmo, the U.S. reaction, criticism of U.S. policy from the rest of the world, the perceived powerlessness of...
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Kentucky and Oregon have their primaries today, how things might have been different if certain states had had their primaries first, how the Michigan and Florida controversy might have been resolved, what it was like to drive to Dayton and back over the past week, exploring Yellow Springs, the Oregon district of Dayton, what goes on over at Wheeling Island, an unusual radio station found on the streets of Wheeling, how Emmanuel gets into a mode for long distance driving, the Hope Hotel in...
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The show is on this week after all, Emmanuel expresses his feelings about all the rain during the Memorial Day weekend, saying goodbye to a very old friend, the story of The Cedars, the scarcity of old houses, Emmanuel's days as a typesetter, how the house was found, the way such an environment can affect people, how 2600 was affected, the Walter story, some of the animal adventures through the years, Hurricane Gloria's effect on the house, the noise of trees, the Strong family, some of the...
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David from Ireland leads Emmanuel through a cemetery in Dublin, the grave of Michael Collins, colorful tombstones, a Gaelic football game has recently ended, Voltaire is also on hand, climbing a fence to get onto some train tracks, trying to keep up with the others, looking out for helicopters, the seriousness of the laws being violated here, what the existence of this train line proves, David's story of trespassing in Frankfurt, finding a shoe on the train track, planning for a possible chase,...
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It's unusually hot and humid for this time of year, battling summertime depression, why life tends to get negative, Emmanuel's philosophy on faith, how anything is possible, what makes it all fun, it's now official that Winnipeg will be getting an NHL team again, a letter from Winnipeg, how Emmanuel follows sports without being a sports fan, a Winnipeg woman's computer is targeted by scammers, a referendum on a local coliseum looms, how this could result in Quebec getting their NHL team back,...
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People are already back at school in some places, the soldier who exposed the Abu Ghraib scandal is treated like a traitor in his home town, how Donald Rumsfeld revealed his identity without his permission, the unhealthy way fellow soldiers are protected regardless of how bad their actions may have been, how most people don't have the guts to blow the whistle, liquids are now considered dangerous on airplanes, the overall stupidity of the new security policy, what the real motivations behind...
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The newscast sounded awful tonight, an extra two minutes of the show, an explanation as to why the newscast sounded like this, Tommy Chong tribute, Emmanuel's observations on changes to Route 25A on the way to the station, a news update, Emmanuel's experience last night moving a rack to Poughkeepsie, driving without headlights, what it was like to drive through Farmingville in the morning where day laborers from Mexico line up for work, the words of Tim Bishop, what some Americans do on the...
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Tonight is yet another primary night, the odd way that results are generated, the bizarre electoral system in place in the United States, use of the word "radical," a proposal to try things a different way, holding on to ancient rules and customs, how foreigners must see our system, Obama's interview with a gay magazine, what could happen tonight, a New York Times analysis of the three possible outcomes, the fallout from the Reverend Wright controversy, Emmanuel will be driving...
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More phone calls tonight, looking forward to the events of this summer, the real reason why Sandy Berger is being investigated, Linda Ronstadt is thrown out of a casino after dedicating a song to Michael Moore, the holier than thou attitude of the left, a call for people to express themselves, the Democratic National Convention is set for next week, another controversy involving Governor Schwarzenegger, why this isn't a big deal, Fox News Channel is on the defensive, Emmanuel sees a documentary...
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Emmanuel describes what yesterday was like when he had to report for grand jury service, what is involved in this type of jury duty, the story of why Emmanuel had to carry a big black bag into the jury room, how Google helped to create pandemonium for Emmanuel while trying to find an address in Queens last week, the additional problem with commercial plates, the windshield wipers on the 2600 van quit working in the middle of a downpour, how people always seem to stick up for Google whenever...
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Emmanuel is in a busy train station in Berlin with Bicycle Mark, the various gongs that precede announcements in Europe, commenting on the various trains going by, the recently concluded CCC Congress, talk of the brand new train station, the various airports of Berlin, cussing on the air, what Bicycle Mark's talk was about and how he got involved in the subject matter, how the Russians planted a flag underwater to claim the Arctic, the parallels between Canada's situation and that of Panama,...
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Spiney Norman is bribed to stay and help with the fundraiser, some of the many technical challenges being faced at the station, trying to swap headphones, what is unique about WUSB, what is being made available tonight, the scarcity of independent radio stations in the area, the new WUSB military caps, more on the declining newspaper business, Emmanuel sees a fox, Emmanuel describes his first roller derby experience, trying to understand the rules, Spiney's proposed Suffolk County roller derby...
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Multiple Amy Goodmans cause confusion, Senator Joseph Lieberman faces defeat due to his pro war stance, there will be calls taken this evening, grandiose insults, Lieberman's campaign accuses the opposition of hacking their website, the ease with which a backup site could have been provided, results of looking up their domain, a North Korean insult, a Satanic worshipper is put to death in Ohio, Satanic music takes over, an Eric Harris story, a radio station changes from a religious to an all...
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A recorded show where Emmanuel is in Montreal, this show will be an exploration of the huge underground city below the streets, the rules that will be observed during the show, entering the underground from the street, describing the Metro, the low tech ticket system, passing a radio station, wandering from mall to mall, Emmanuel calls in live from Berlin to ask the engineer to switch the program to the Dick Cheney interview he did, a resumption of the mall adventure, how underground cities are...
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Leaving Mike Yuhas' house in Wisconsin, Emmanuel will be taking pledges directly tonight, an analysis of Sirius/XM radio, Emmanuel is heading to Dayton, a shortened program tonight due to a lacrosse game, an update between Dayton and Cleveland, more on the pros and cons of satellite radio, an excerpt from a channel called Canada 360 which relies on computerized voices for weather forecasts and border crossing status, problems with sensors on the rental car, experiments with Bluetooth, calling...
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The news runs very late, how to hear the rest of Free Speech Radio News, the fundraiser is suspended for Passover, a large amount of casualties for U.S. troops in Iraq, Americans have become the common enemy of Shiites and Sunnis, some of the horrors of the war, a very graphic picture on the front page of the New York Times, the importance of seeing what's actually going on, why it makes no sense to stay in Iraq, looking forward to this year's political conventions, possible running mates for...
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Attempts to get the equipment at the radio station upgraded, Emmanuel has a failsafe device in case any problems occur, how Emmanuel got involved years ago, the death of Steve Irwin, the sudden fame of stingrays, some Democratic senators attempt to introduce a no confidence measure in Donald Rumsfeld, more details on the murder of Iraqi citizens by American soldiers, words from the "American representative" of Al Qaeda, the oddness of the remarks, some of the absurdities of conspiracy...
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Emmanuel is on an airplane with Redbird and Juintz heading to the Chaos Communication Congress, Redbird will be giving a talk at the conference, Juintz's expectations, getting in the air, the somewhat more reasonable security precautions that were used leading up to this flight, Redbird's experience removing shoes, a call for listeners in Godthab, when to get good prices on flights, plans to broadcast the New Year's celebration from Amsterdam on the show next week, report on the airline food,...
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Emmanuel learns it's not Election Day, wondering how these rules are made, the old requirements of equal time, Scooter Libby is indicted, the lies that have led to so many deaths in the invasion, trying to ascertain the real number of deaths, controversy involving Syria and the United Nations, U.N. representatives are denied access to U.S. detainees, a call to Ateam in Florida who has just experienced the effects of Hurricane Wilma, ways in which people came together, what it was like to be in...
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Exorcising the radio station demons, the importance of writing, an idea to help save the post office, how the post office can be more American, listener mail, memories of Vatican City, listener feedback to the "Chatterbox" series, a history of some of Emmanuel's radio series, HOPE Number Nine now has official dates, trying to fix a machine on the air, ideas for abandoned stores, the advantages of analog over digital, the execution of Troy Davis, ten reasons why the case should have...
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Tonight's show was taped back in January and recounts the trip Emmanuel and Kyle took to the Czech Republic, the decision to go to Prague, finding a traditional Czech place on the first night, the type of food offered, trying to find the Prague castle, the challenge of getting a day pass on the metro system, pouring more wine, the extreme hassle involved in getting a bus ticket printed in order to leave the country, an incredible effort by an employee of Czech Rail, a visit to the Loscher...
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Emmanuel mixes up the name of the radio show, there is no "Off The Hook" this week, Emmanuel has intentionally cut himself off from the news, where Emmanuel was one year ago today, why today is the most important day of the year in North Korea, the vast amount of music Emmanuel brought out of North Korea, the historical potential of an Eric Clapton concert there, Smart cars are beginning to pop up in the States, the annoyance of driving the only Smart car around, why being angry is a...
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An alarm goes off, the first presidential debate exceeds Emmanuel's expectations, how Bush always seems to get a free pass from the media, the CBS fake memo scandal, how Iraq is more of a danger now than before, the tide finally begins to turn against Bush, the effectiveness of showing reaction shots during the debate, there's a vice presidential debate tonight, the cluelessness of the media, Bush's family ties to Nazis, an overview of the upcoming debates, Emmanuel's views on the Yankees and...
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An abbreviated show recorded in Switzerland last winter, Swiss radio, Kyle and Emmanuel are in Zurich standing outside a huge phone booth, the sound of music from within, every phone booth has different music, it's possible to send SMSes from these phones, 117 is the number for the police, wondering what 143 is for, calling the payphone from a cell phone, the payphone begins to update, Swiss radio, visiting a second phone booth, the different music within, Swiss radio, the show will once again...
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Yet another late start, apologies for what happened to make the show late as well as what happened while the show wasn't on last week, the show is interrupted, Emmanuel will be away for a while, the baffling way that airlines work and some ways of driving the cost down, Emmanuel will be visiting Portugal, Spain, and Andorra for the first time, upcoming basketball games, Emmanuel tells the story of his court appearances last week, how the prosecution works, how to best answer questions while on...
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Summer is almost at an end, a call for on-campus calls, Obama's speech to school kids and the controversy that preceded it, trying to understand where all the hostility is coming from, reading some of the objections to the notion of Obama speaking to schools, the accusations of socialism being introduced by the Obama administration, some of the comments from the schools, the fact that other presidents have done this in the past without this level of outrage, excerpts from a highly political...
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Problems with Kyle's microphone, it's the week of HOPE, the logistics of getting Club Mate to the conference, talk of cargo containers, some of the things to look forward to at The Next HOPE, what the badges will be like, Kyle's upcoming talk on the Telephone Pioneers of America, Kyle describes the Museum of Communications in Seattle, the story of Troubleman Bob, how Kyle refurbished a phone at the museum that he bought for three dollars at Dayton, how Emmanuel also got an old phone, the...
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Emmanuel and Kyle are back live in the studio, a rundown of the activities of the past few weeks, the odd way of doing things in Belarus, the odds of revolt coming to Belarus, what the Ukraine was like, accidentally winding up in that country on the 20th anniversary of their independence, a rundown of some of the political upheaval going on in that country, a contrast between two opposing demonstrations, the everyday activities that can result in stress in these countries, Kyle and Emmanuel got...
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Emmanuel bemoans the lack of winter's effects in the New York metropolitan region, hope for a winter event in the very near future, the fallout from the "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" promotion in Boston, asking some pointed questions about the overreaction, things to panic about, the bizarre press conference that followed the Boston incident, dealing with the massive fundraising response at "Off The Hook" two weeks ago, problems obtaining a large amount of blank DVDs, a confusing...
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Emmanuel had a very frustrating day driving all the way into the city to press a button, music from Scotland, Emmanuel is in Leith with Mutant Rob and Peg, how the area relates to "Trainspotting," the story of a particularly violent pub and its transformation, a new type of whisky to try at the Whisky Society, reading parts of the description, examples of weird words, trying to identify specific tastes, Emmanuel describes the strange napkin he found in an Indian restaurant in Glasgow,...
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The allure of mayhem, a giant bomb is tested on Florida, what MOAB stands for, the odd way in which the story was reported, the hypocrisy of U.S. policy towards the rest of the world, the lack of any conclusive evidence against Iraq, the massive amount of world opinion against what the United States is doing, french fries are renamed freedom fries in the House of Representatives, the risks of not going to war soon, planning is already in progress for awarding contracts to rebuild Iraq, a...
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The CD player completely fails, the frustration of having no equipment working, the fascination with the Tiger Woods story, voters in Switzerland decide to ban minarets, the rise of Islam in Europe, the actual number of minarets in Switzerland and France, albinos are on the run in Africa, attacks on redheaded kids in the States, radio shows of the past, a listener wonders what happened to Andrew Goldberger from the "Brain Damage" days, a translation of a foreign phone call made 28...
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Dead air, how a "phantom show" almost occurred, why there weren't any shows the past few weeks, Emmanuel was in North Korea, what is involved in making such a trip, a popular song from North Korean radio, fascination with opera, the refined nature of North Korean audiences, more excerpts from the radio, what was surprising about the place, how certain assumptions were proven incorrect, how contact with ordinary people was established, an unusual piece of what appears to be...
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Emmanuel takes exception to Kyle's greeting, recollections of driving back onto Long Island last week in the middle of a snowstorm, calling in to the radio station during the drive, more harsh weather is on the way, Emmanuel's been under the weather lately, the difficulty in getting a doctor's appointment, a nightmare at the pharmacy, how this underlines the major problems with health care in this country, the health care reform act is ruled unconstitutional, Kyle describes his health care...
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Emmanuel's wild hunt for a cassette tape for the show, an explanation of tape flips on older shows, how dead air is a station's worst enemy, why it's rude to tune in in the middle of the show or tune out early, an infamous Bush speech is about to be given on the war in Iraq, why it can be hard to be angry at Bush, how anger can be empowering, the importance of trying to reach people on the other side, why the insurgency exists, predicting what Bush will say tonight, why the U.N. should have...
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It's recovery time from all of the activities of the conference, Autojack is in the studio, the many hassles involved in running a conference, how it all came together, Autojack talks about the hammocks, a history of HOPE, making a call to Mike, what the vendors were like this year, recollecting Senator Ted Stevens' words on the Internet, remembering some of the people who attended, what the preparations were like, some of the media attention surrounding the arrest of Steve Rambam, memories of...
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Emmanuel is disgusted by the weather and how it doesn't seem to be affecting the local area at all, the many parts of the country affected by severe weather, an accident involving one of the station's CD players, the large number of recent cases of people getting lost, an incredible story from Missouri involving missing children, Emmanuel's suggestions on how to confirm that people are in the right places, "24" is back on the air, a dramatic development in the most recent episode, the...
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An extra minute, Mike visits from the other radio show, Mike and Emmanuel were in the Maritimes for the past two weeks, the rules on rental cars, an appointment with The Cat in Bar Harbor, the Acadian influence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick is Canada's only bilingual province, the music heard in Nova Scotia, Ashley MacIsaac, a slide show for the trip, clarification on the Aliant strike, what's different about radio in Canada, a gambling tip for visitors to Halifax, the large number of cars in...
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The fall fundraiser is underway, a short Tommy Chong piece this week, a rundown of the premiums being offered, multiple fires burn in California, one of the fires was set by the military, Bush's reaction to events in Iraq, the controversy over a top Pentagon official describing military operations as a fight against Satan, a pizza delivery crackdown on credit card fraud, why it's important to support a station like WUSB even for listeners from out of the area, a brief history of some...
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Kim Jong Il is missing, Stephen Harper dissolves Parliament in Canada, the Large Hadron Collider, recreating the conditions less than a millionth of a second after the Big Bang, an angry mob is outside, a political poem, the mob is upset that McCain is somehow ahead in the polls, Emmanuel explains to the mob why this doesn't matter, how the electoral college system works, some potential voting controversy involving disenfranchisement, how people can still register, a controversy involving Sarah...
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The show is four minutes late, a teenager in England is arrested for having a copy of "The Anarchist Cookbook," another shooting incident involving a private security firm in Iraq, why it's easier not to believe the Blackwater version of their shooting incident last month, a more detailed account of the shootings, plans for a maglev train in Germany, Emmanuel finds something to complain about in Europe, Redhackt visits the show on leave from the Finnish army, trying to figure out...
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Jello Biafra ID, Tommy Chong tribute, today is Grey Tuesday, the story of DJ Danger Mouse and the Grey Album, Emmanuel's phone rings, the issues involved in the pirated music controversy, how the music industry has overstepped the boundary this time, a selection from the Grey Album, a copyright controversy involving Eminem and Apple, why it's impossible to ask trivia questions over the radio anymore, the various meanings of USB, another example of CNN speaking down to the American public,...
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Emmanuel is walking in the snow in January, a few minutes of each month of 2009 will comprise this show, wondering what to expect in 2009, the feeling of anticipation after the election, what Emmanuel hopes to accomplish this year; February: disappointment in the winter as the temperatures have risen throughout the month, the first weeks of the Obama regime, Emmanuel's desire to see the promise of high speed rail fulfilled, the potential for significant change taking place this year, the...
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Kyle is on while vacuuming in Seattle, some of the modifications Kyle has been up to in his apartment, what lackrack.org is all about, Kyle and Emmanuel will be heading to northern Scandinavia next month, a decision to be groped by the TSA rather than submit to the new invasive scans, a full accounting of a nightmare scenario that played out in the San Diego airport concerning the new scanning policy, a song about the TSA, National Opt-Out Day is planned for the day before Thanksgiving, using...
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Tonight's show was recorded in Germany last December, Emmanuel should be in the Ukraine when this show airs, Kyle and Emmanuel are standing at an outdoor food stand in Berlin, what Gluhwein is, describing the surrounding scene, how this winter has had a lot of snow so far, the ill-fated adventure involved in getting a German SIM card in Hamburg, the Fonic phone company, where things started to go wrong, the advantage of using SIMs in other phones, Kyle's ordeal on the Fonic website, some bad...
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A miscue, Emmanuel breaks into the building, a heat wave has hit the area, how air conditioners are more common now than in the past, the danger of this, the effect of the soaring gas prices, wondering what mileage stretch Hummers get, the stock market fell 400 points on Friday, how to avoid becoming a victim, Hillary Clinton finally concedes, the effect that previous harsh remarks may have on the campaign, who Barack Obama may select as the vice presidential candidate, an appeal for John...
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The clocks are telling different times, listening to old radio shows has made Emmanuel realize how radically society has changed, most of the audience now seems to be right wing, Bush denies that an attack on Iran is in the works, why countries would want to have nuclear technology, the launching of a new nuclear submarine, analysis of the television series "24," the lack of assassination attempts in the United States, the liberties taken in portraying technology on television, how...
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The last program of the year, Cheech and Chong, the party to celebrate the capture of Saddam Hussein continues, questions as to whether the world is safer now because of his apprehension, defining cowardice and courage, the conservative views of some of the Democratic Party presidential candidates, Saddam Hussein is said to be not cooperating with interrogators, the search for weapons of mass destruction still has resulted in nothing, the real motivations behind the war, predictions for the...
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The theme to "Brain Damage" is played instead thanks to Spiney Norman, a different type of mood because of this, the university switchboard, Emmanuel was stuck in Brooklyn earlier in the day, Emmanuel saw a fake Mister Softee truck, "The Electric Company" is being remade causing some traffic issues in Manhattan, how plots to ongoing productions are posted on the no parking signs, why Emmanuel wasn't in last week, riding Segways and carrying caskets in Manhattan, how The Last...
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Emmanuel's frustration with the retail world, the challenge of canceling a Vonage account, the hassle of buying Claritin-D or Sudafed which requires the logging of your name in a big book, the incredible amount of time it now takes to find out if a local branch of a bank is open compared with how long it took in the past, Emmanuel's ordeal trying to buy beer in a surplus store, a plot is revealed for a Columbine style attack at a high school on Long Island, a reading of the statements written...
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Emmanuel barely makes it to the station after doing an interview for the upcoming conference, the tape deck malfunctions, clarification on the actual hours of the conference, preregistration is ending tomorrow, ways that rooms can still be gotten at the hotel, Canada has an election, Emmanuel questions the purpose of the Republican National Convention, Tommy Chong will be released in exactly one week, Tommy Chong tribute, an update on lightning strikes, Vice President Cheney is caught cursing...
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Another heat wave grips the area, there's a possibility of a hurricane hitting, a bizarre story involving detained passengers who were allegedly carrying suspicious items in their checked luggage, what the items were, the real reason why these passengers were detained, the inaccuracies in the "Ground Zero mosque" controversy, how most New Yorkers are opposed to the proposed Islamic community center in that part of the city, Emmanuel's problem with Representative Peter King, how all...
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