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Nov 30, 2018

The Funhouse crew look into the Nextdoor App and related sites of type-A neighborly paranoia.  Plus judo fights in parliament, a mail fraudin' punk bluegrass band, more cultural goodies.  And we try to help a college kid facing a racist Trumpista roomie situation, with angry but sensible advice!  With Brandi Brown,...


Nov 23, 2018

Thus begins an occasional series of one on one interviews with Funhouse regulars. Bill re-gets to know his dear friend and Mystery Science Theater 3000 / RiffTrax jokemate Mary Jo Pehl. They discuss MJ growing up in the esteemed first family of Circle Pines, MN.; our unreasonably confident parents; high school...


Nov 16, 2018

Wonk madness: we analyze the 2018 midterm elections, then analyze that analysis.  Plus eccentric baking shows, eccentric baking politicians, Jennifer Lawrence’s need for a new manager, and everyone’s favorite jam, Québécois glam rock.  Also, personal boundaries: get some!  With Brandi Brown and special wonk...


Nov 9, 2018

Bill does the show in L.A. with a guest panel.  The concept of "geek" is discussed, geekily. We ask what geek culture means, and if we've become a world of raging nerds.  Also on the agenda: Lonesome Dove; Lincoln meets some ghosts; getting absorbed by Thomas Hardy in downtown L.A. Plus we help a non-hugger deal...


Nov 2, 2018

With Election Day 2018 looming, we talk about voting and ask: should you vote?  And the answer is: OF COURSE YOU SHOULD, come on man. We also talk voter suppression and the limits of voting in addressing structural power imbalances.  But still, yes, to repeat, OF COURSE YOU SHOULD.  Then we discuss the American Girl...