EP34: Poor, by Rapper Standards

 

EP34: Poor, By Rapper Standards

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March 8, 2018

The “Junto” is a club Benjamin Franklin founded way back when America was Great. The purpose of the Junto was to debate questions of morals, politics, and natural philosophy.  Our show’s not quite that stuffy, but here and there we stumble upon something profound between the geeky jokes.

The Junto Show is three friends, one black, one white, and one asian who get together and discuss the news of the day, leadership, pop culture, and whatever else comes to mind.  We bring our unique perspectives to the table and hash it all out.

Beau was on baby duty today, so it was just Johnny and Lance.

In today’s show we Cover the following topics:

  • Hot Take News (00:04:30)
    • An appeals court decision rules that sexual orientation is protected by the civil rights act.
    • Rapper Young Thug, in solidarity with his brother who went deaf, is taking a year off of music, to “act deaf for a year”
    • South Carolina proposes a law to impose fines on people that sag their pants
    • California is moving towards making self-driving cars legal.
    • Amazon, makes Billions in profit, paid $0 in taxes
    • A push is underway to get interracial couple emoji on your phone
    • People looking to disconnect are moving away from smartphones, and to dumb phones.
  • Captain’s Ready Room (00:29:53)
    • In today’s Captain’s Ready Room, Johnny talks about “Luck”
  • Pop Culture (00:42:38)
    • Michael B. Jordan’s Fahrenheit 451 (HBO Movie)
    • We talk HBO vs Netflix
    • Is the Fresh “Princess of Bel Aire” coming?
    • Johnny finally sees I,Tonya
    • Johnny says Veronica on Netflix is good

Useful links:

  • Jamie Fox – Prepare for your Goals
    • https://www.goalcast.com/2017/08/07/jamie-foxx-prepapre-for-opportunity/
  • Who Owns the North Pole?
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_claims_in_the_Arctic

EP33: Netflix is Killing It

EP33: Netflix is Killing It

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Feb 26, 2018

The “Junto” is a club Benjamin Franklin founded way back when America was Great. The purpose of the Junto was to debate questions of morals, politics, and natural philosophy.  Our show’s not quite that stuffy, but here and there we stumble upon something profound between the geeky jokes.

The Junto Show is three friends, one black, one white, and one asian who get together and discuss the news of the day, leadership, pop culture, and whatever else comes to mind.  We bring our unique perspectives to the table and hash it all out.

In today’s show we Cover the following topics:

  • Hot Take News (00:02:00)
    • Lance reviews the Taco Bell Nacho Fries
    • Can McDonald’s Fries Cure Baldness?
      • The Junto breaks it down
    • Elon Musk’s Boring Company is making moves
    • UK Police are now using hand held finger print scanners
    • Should you have a legal right to high speed internet?
  • Pop Culture 00:16:00)
    • Netflix is killing it
    • Johnny Reviews “What Happened to Monday”
    • Johnny Reviews “How We First Met”
    • We can’t figure out why people hate on the Cloverfield Paradox
    • Joel Mchale is back with a comedy vengeance!
    • Altered Carbon is a hit among the Show members
    • Lance Reviews I, Tonya
    • #Oscars Preview

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EP32: Black Panther Was SO GOOD!

 

EP32: Black Panther was so GOOD!

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Feb 19, 2018

The “Junto” is a club Benjamin Franklin founded way back when America was Great. The purpose of the Junto was to debate questions of morals, politics, and natural philosophy.  Our show’s not quite that stuffy, but here and there we stumble upon something profound between the geeky jokes.

The Junto Show is three friends, one black, one white, and one asian who get together and discuss the news of the day, leadership, pop culture, and whatever else comes to mind.  We bring our unique perspectives to the table and hash it all out.

In today’s show we Cover the following topics:

Beau’s young baby is in studio today

  • Hot Take News (00:02:00)
    • Another tragic shooting.  The gang talks about the #ParklandSchoolShooting
    • Maybe there is hope for the future
    • Bitcoin is back up!
    • We check in to the #WinterOlympics
    • Jokhang Temple in Tibet burns
  • Pop Culture 00:14:00)
    • BLACK PANTHER!!
    • We give a spoiler free and spoiler free review of the New Classic: Black Panther
    • We dissect Michael B. Jordan’s performance as Erik Killmonger
    • Should Wakanda ACTUALLY open itself up to the rest of the world?

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EP30: The Pandemic Minute

EP30: The Pandemic Minute

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Feb 3, 2018

The “Junto” is a club Benjamin Franklin founded way back when America was Great. The purpose of the Junto was to debate questions of morals, politics, and natural philosophy.  Our show’s not quite that stuffy, but here and there we stumble upon something profound between the geeky jokes.

The Junto Show is three friends, one black, one white, and one asian who get together and discuss the news of the day, leadership, pop culture, and whatever else comes to mind.  We bring our unique perspectives to the table and hash it all out.

In today’s show we Cover the following topics:

We have a skeleton crew this episode with just Lance and our Guest Host – Chris (a different one)

  • Hot Take News (00:05:00)
    • Surveillance Tech Turns to audio spying
    • China Bans Hip Hop Culture
    • Amazon “GO” Store Opens up
    • The Exorcism business is Booming!
      • Do you think demons are real?
      • The gang ruminates generally on religion.
    • The United Kingdom Appoints a Minister of Loneliness
    • Does an online presence lead to sadness?
    • Lab Monkeys are breaking out, chock full of the plague.
  • The Pandemic Minute (00:27:00)
    • Do you think we are more likely, or less likely to have a mass plague or pandemic come to the modern world?
    • Does it even matter, because Elon Musk will save us.
  • Captain’s Ready Room (00:41:00)
    • We check in to see how our #Resolutions for 2018 are going.
    • Johnny wants to learn how to sail.
    • Beau’s teaching himself guitar
    • Beau teaches us about #NewAgeFunk he saw on #HypeMachine
  • Pop Culture
    • Johnny and Lance give their top 10 movies and TV Shows of 2017

Useful links:

EP29:INFO PEACE

 

EP29: INFO PEACE

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Jan 11, 2018

The “Junto” is a club Benjamin Franklin founded way back when America was Great. The purpose of the Junto was to debate questions of morals, politics, and natural philosophy.  Our show’s not quite that stuffy, but here and there we stumble upon something profound between the geeky jokes.

The Junto Show is three friends, one black, one white, and one asian who get together and discuss the news of the day, leadership, pop culture, and whatever else comes to mind.  We bring our unique perspectives to the table and hash it all out.

In today’s show we Cover the following topics:

We have a skeleton crew this episode with just Lance and our Guest Host – Chris (a different one)

  • Hot Take News
    • #Sofia robot gets legs – bringing us one “step” closer to the robopacalypse
    • The drones are gonna get us
    • Life expectancy in the USA has gone down for the second year in a row.
    • They caught the Nigerian Price scammer
    • China’s “Sharp Eyes” program is government surveillance on steroids
    • You might be a millennial…

Useful links:

    • President Trump realizes a rope might defeat the big, beautiful wall
      • https://youtu.be/i3LbynP8GOo
    • Nigerian Prince is caught
      • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2017/12/30/more-trouble-for-the-nigerian-prince-louisiana-police-say-they-caught-scams-middle-man/?utm_term=.24d02c54a045
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_(robot)

EP28: Don’t be Incense-Itive

EP28: Don’t Be Incense-Itive

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Nov 26, 2017

The “Junto” is a club Benjamin Franklin founded way back when America was Great. The purpose of the Junto was to debate questions of morals, politics, and natural philosophy.  Our show’s not quite that stuffy, but here and there we stumble upon something profound between the geeky jokes.

The Junto Show is three friends, one black, one white, and one asian who get together and discuss the news of the day, leadership, pop culture, and whatever else comes to mind.  We bring our unique perspectives to the table and hash it all out.

In today’s show we Cover the following topics:

Beau is back, so the Junto Show is at Full Strength!

  • Catching up with the Gang Segment
    • The Gang gives our Thanksgiving Recap
    • Vox.com lists the top sides of #Thanksgiving
    • Beau gives a recap on the first few weeks of being a “Dad”
    • Dad vs Father
    • Lance and Johnny recap their World Travels
      • Lance and Johnny went to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and South Korea
  • Hot Take News (00:22:00)
    • #Tesla announces the new Tesla semi truck
    • Is #ElonMusk the most innovative man in the world now?
    • #Amazon is looking for a new location for its next HQ
      • How much should a city give up for a big corporation
    • A Volcano is erupting in Bali
    • Politico reports that the author of  “Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections Are Bad for America.” is the top choice to run the next census.
    • The Happiest cities in the USA
  • Pop Culture Segment (00:41:00)
    • Johnny is finally catching up on #MasterOfNone
    • Do you like the things that represent you, or do you like things that are different?
    • Beau gives a recap of #SouthPark #TheFracturedButtWhole
    • Batman and Harley Quinn DC Animated movie is great!
    • The #DarkTower isn’t worth your time
    • Why are the Klingons in #StarTrek Discovery so weak?!

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EP27: I’m Not Cut Out for that Henchman Life

 

 

EP27: I’m Not Cut Out for that Henchman Life

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Oct 26, 2017

The “Junto” is a club Benjamin Franklin founded way back when America was Great. The purpose of the Junto was to debate questions of morals, politics, and natural philosophy.  Our show’s not quite that stuffy, but here and there we stumble upon something profound between the geeky jokes.

The Junto Show is three friends, one black, one white, and one asian who get together and discuss the news of the day, leadership, pop culture, and whatever else comes to mind.  We bring our unique perspectives to the table and hash it all out.

In today’s show we Cover the following topics:

Beau had his Baby!  So while he’s out Dad’ing it up, we have the Talented Sarah in Studio!

  • Opening Segment
    • Sarah is on the right side of the clown issue
    • Florida finally got cold
    • We give the audience a chance to get to know Sarah
  • Hot Take News (00:12:30)
    • Why can’t powerful men seem to not become giant perverts
      • James Toback has over 200 women coming forward
      • We get a woman’s perspective on the #MeToo movement
      • It’s a Travesty that #ColinKaepernick doesn’t have a job yet
      • Would you use the #AmazonKey delivery service?
      • The Internet of things #IoT
      • The #JFKAssassination files are set to be released
      • If we went back in time and found out that Hell is real, we’d have to really stop sinning
      • #WhiteFish Energy is talking trash about #PuertoRico
      • Pumpkin Crops are down
      • #Starbucks #ZombieFrapp
      • 64k People died in the #OpioidCrisis
      • Is it better to be happy or informed
  • Philosophal Segment (30:00:00)
    • Should the needs of the many outweigh the survival of the few?
  • Pop Culture Segment (00:44:04)
    • #TheGifted is flipping great!
    • #TheHandMaidsTale
    • Should you read the book before you watch the movie?
    • Johnny says #TheOrville is great
    • #StarTrekDiscovery is going well
    • #ThorRagnarok
    • #TheLastJedi
    • #Kong #KongSkullIsland

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EP26:The Sweetest Potpourri

EP26: The Sweetest Potpourri

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Oct 19, 2017

The “Junto” is a club Benjamin Franklin founded way back when America was Great. The purpose of the Junto was to debate questions of morals, politics, and natural philosophy.  Our show’s not quite that stuffy, but here and there we stumble upon something profound between the geeky jokes.

The Junto Show is three friends, one black, one white, and one asian who get together and discuss the news of the day, leadership, pop culture, and whatever else comes to mind.  We bring our unique perspectives to the table and hash it all out.

In today’s show we Cover the following topics:

Segment 1:

In our first Segment, the gang just lets it fly.  We cover a bunch of topics from Beau raising his boy, to us all talking about how old we were when we got our first girlfriends.  You won’t guess how old Johnny was!  Then we riff on how we’re going to raise our (imaginary kids)

Segment 2:

The gang discusses a This American Life Story about a man that struggles to find his way through the immigration debate.

Useful links:

NPR: This American Life Fear and Loathing in Homer and Rockville

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/621/fear-and-loathing-in-homer-and-rockville