Episode 33: Sex and Violence and Pierogis!

Episode Notes

The summer movie blitz is well underway and your pals at the Whiparound—as always—want the inside scoop! So we snagged some time with our friendly neighborhood cinephiles, Gabe Mara and Ryan Snyder of the Sex and Violence podcast and absolutely peppered them with questions about summer blockbusters, the crowded creative marketplace, and debuted a brand new game to test their intellectual moviegoing muscles. IT’S A MUST-HEAR! HYPE HYPE HYPE! AND Ryan talks up his JUST about ready to open food truck after hitting your very favorite comedy news team with some of his homemade pierogis. We’ve got full brains AND full bellies now. WOOO!

BUT FIRST! Dave serves up a heaping helping of humble pie in this week’s What Made Dave Angry This Week: self-nicknamers beware! AND, in Three for the Road, we’ve got sporty GOAT news, lazy and murderous AI programs, horrifying computer-generated ice cream flavors and ever so much more!

Get yourself some popcorn and prop up those feet. It’s the biggest crossover event you’ve ever seen us talk up in these show notes! It’s time: lights! Camera! WHIPAROUND!

LINKS:

Topgallant Radio homepage, home of the Sex and Violence podcast and more

Solo Is A Box Office Failure Because Lucasfilm Forgot To Try

The Summer Blockbuster – A History of Horror Cinema

When algorithms surprise us

A.I. scream for ice cream

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

TAGS: <whiparound> <movies> <summer> <blockbuster> <analysis> <computers> <foodtrucks> Whiparound, Movies, Summer, Blockbuster, Analysis, Computers, Food Trucks
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Episode 32: Unsolved JILL-Stories!

Episode Notes

Unexplained local BOOMING noises in the middle of the night baffle the authorities and the open case sets Shaun, Phil, and Jill on a trail of clues that soon widens into the kind of unsolved cases that boggle the mind and try the patience of every scientist on our staff! The tin foil is out, the theories go flying, and the Rod Serling impressions fly around with a vengeance as the Whiparound tackles the most mysterious cold cases of all…behold, the first ever edition of UNSOLVED JILL-STORIES! Whether you’re a conspiracy junky, a hardline skeptic or something in-between, this series of head-scratchers is sure to get you talking to your speakers! .

BUT FIRST!

Jill is back with an all-new edition of HERE’S THE THING, in which she has some poignant advice for those who noses habitually drift into the beeswax of their fellow human beings—AND MAKES A DYNAMITE 80s movie reference we are SURE you’ll hear again on the show! AND, in three for the road, you’ll find dinosaur tails, newly-French heroes, STILL MORE sonic attack news and oh-so-much more!

Imagine if you will…a comedy podcast with its finger on the quavering pulse of all the news you hold dear. Listen closely and mind your step, for you’ve just entered—THE WHIPAROUND!

LINKS:

Mysterious Booms, House-Rattling Sounds In Pennsylvania Under Investigation By FBI

Residents make their own noise about those shooting at exploding targets

Police Solve Mystery of Loud 'Booms' Many Heard Overnight, Township Says | Saucon Source

Earthquake Booms, Seneca Guns, and Other Sounds

Wyomissing police investigating reports of loud booming noise

Sandy Hook Parents Sue Alex Jones for Defamation

How We Reverse Engineered the Cuban “Sonic Weapon” Attack

Americans Are Warned to Avoid Strange Noises After Suspected 'Sonic Attack' in China

Hero rescuer to become French citizen

Parents win suit to kick 30-year-old deadbeat son out of their house

This Twitter Bot Is Generating Jokes and It's Funnier Than You

World’s First 100% Plant-Based Steak Is Barely Distinguishable From the Real Thing

'Beautiful' dinosaur tail found preserved in amber

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

TAGS: <whiparound> <mysteries> <lehighvalley> <meatshowers> <bermudatriangle> <mediums> <twilightzone> Whiparound, Mysteries, Lehigh Valley, Meat Showers, Bermuda Triangle, Mediums, Twilight Zone</twilightzone></mediums></bermudatriangle></meatshowers></lehighvalley></mysteries></whiparound>

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Episode 31: Surviving the FOOD BOOM Fallout! - With Guest Bridget Carey

Episode Notes

Just as Dave and Shaun begin to wonder if they can take the barrage of stress and dark news a moment longer, they are joined by Pittsburgh area cook and COMFORT FOOD expert Bridget Carey, who rides to the rescue with recipes, wry wit, and a willingness to face down the tides of anxiety with some laughs and new takes on familiar homey food recipes that leave the boys absolutely agog.

LEARN the differences between comfort food and GUILTY food…

MARVEL at Bridget’s ability to use culinary creativity to ease fear of everything from incels to spiders to alien aviators…

JOIN IN and let us know your own go-to dishes that fill your sails when the going gets rough.

And stay tuned for a new game that pits a gifted chef against the darkest powers of Shaun and Dave’s collective imaginations.

And OF COURSE there’s madness aplenty in Three for the Road: gas giants, racist coffee shops, dumbass kids movies, LITERARY BURNS and more await!

Aw, nuts…did we leave the oven on? Be right back—ON THE WHIPAROUND!

LINKS:

Spork’s Homepage!

90% of Americans don't like to cook—and it's costing them thousands each year

The Grocery Industry Confronts a New Problem: Only 10% of Americans Love Cooking

Do Comfort Foods Really Comfort?

Starbucks faces more racism allegations after a barista wrote a slur on a Latino customer's cup

Starbucks: You don't need to buy anything to hang out in our stores

Cherry Hill principal apologizes for 'insensitive' prom tickets

The Incel Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

What Is an Incel? A Term Used by the Toronto Van Attack Suspect, Explained

The awesome beauty of Jupiter captured by Juno, in 13 photos

Grooming Alert: Do Not Take Your Kids to the Show Dogs Movie

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

TAGS: <whiparound> <cooking> <spork> <pittsburgh> <comfortfood> <games> <incels> Whiparound, Cooking, Spork, Pittsburgh, Comfort Food, Games, Incels</incels></games></comfortfood></pittsburgh></spork></cooking></whiparound>

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Special thanks to DanO for the awesome music. Check out the songs from the episode and LOTS more great stuff at http://www.danosongs.com!

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Episode 30: The Men, the Myths, the CONTEST!

Episode Notes

The boys of the Whiparound combine their powers for PROFIT! As profits soar for Avengers: Infinity War, Playstation’s God of War sequel, and other mystical, myth-mining properties, Dave, Phil, and Shaun realize what’s been missing from your favorite comedy-news podcast: a PATRON mythological hero! Thus, a powerful contest is in order, in which mythological heroes from across the globe and throughout the wide expanse of time vye for the chance to serve as The Whiparound’s resident mythological cash cow! It’s Mortal Kom—wait, no. It’s WHIPAROUND KOMBAT! Will Japan’s bizarrely cute Peach Boy make it to contest’s end? Does folksy Johnny Appleseed have a trick up his checkered sleeve? Is there a dark horse champion in the making? Tune in to find out—

BUT FIRST! Dave’s got grave concerns over thoughtless social media birthday wishes in the return of What Made Dave Angry This Week... AND we’ve got leaky brain fluid, a creepily-shorn Mario, and LASER EYES in an action-packed Three for the Road!

Many heroes will enter, but only ONE will survive to make us rich and help with all this pesky filing work—ON THE WHIPAROUND!

LINKS:

Box Office: 'Infinity War' Topped 'Dark Knight' In U.S. And 'Avengers' Worldwide

Supreme Court lets states legalize sports gambling

After Years Of Runny Nose, Woman Finds It's Not Allergies — It's Brain Fluid

Boston Dynamics Has Created A Running Robot, And It's Coming For You

Juuling: If you don’t know what it is, ask your kids

Old NASA spacecraft points to new evidence of watery plumes over Europa

Flexible and ultra-lightweight polymer membrane lasers

Two Guys Reenact Street Fighter II Match With Their Mouths

A picture of Mario without his moustache is freaking people out

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

TAGS: <whiparound> <infinitywar> <gambling> <sports> <mythology> <contest> <science> <heroes> </heroes></science></contest></mythology></sports></gambling></infinitywar></whiparound>

Whiparound, Infinity War, Gambling, Sports, Mythology, Contest, Science, Heroes

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Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com & www.soundsnap.com

Special thanks to DanO for the awesome music. Check out the songs from the episode and LOTS more great stuff at http://www.danosongs.com!

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Episode 29: The MICRO Whiparound: Now with 100% more ASMR!

Episode Notes

It’s like a frozen can of Whiparound Concentrate in Mom’s freezer: this week, the Whiparound has been distilled into a THIRD of its usual length while still bringing you all the incredible (and incredibly weird) takes on the news and current events. We’ve been TRAVEL sized for ease in sharing with friends, relatives, sleeping hospital patients, curiously intelligent horses, and paintings with eyes that follow you around the room. So pass this guy around!

The Ills and Shaun waste no time getting to business: Phil returns with some legitimate news about…a gaydar machine?! Jill and Shaun have their doubts, but there’s actually some computery science at play…we think.

In the Deep Dive, it’s all about the strange, soothing, sleep OR frustration-inducing phenomena taking Youtube by sonorous storm: ASMR. An upcoming comedy/ASMR fusion album gets Shaun, Phil, and Jill discussing their takes on “Head Tinglers,” how close this all wanders toward porn, and MAYBE even take a stab at some whisper-gold themselves.

And of COURSE, Three for the Road careens into some fascinating territory: King Tut’s disappointing lack of secret Mommy rooms, Matthew McConaughey goes singing in the rain, and MAYBE Milli Vanilli wrote Shakespeare’s plays! We’re killing you softly—with KNOWLEDGE—ON THE WHIPAROUND!

LINKS:

Brandon Wardell to Release ASMR Comedy Album

Scientists have found out why voices like Bob Ross' is so soothing

White Noise and Sleep Induction

How Researchers Are Beginning to Gently Probe the Science Behind ASMR

Why Stanford Researchers Tried to Create a Gaydar Machine

Deep neural networks are more accurate than humans at detecting sexual orientation from facial images

Napflix: Siesta Video Platform

Childish Gambino Music Video, “This is America”

New Jersey's Mystery High School Pooper Turns Out To Be School Superintendent

Egypt says no hidden rooms in King Tut's tomb after all

Police department in Michigan jokingly says it changed patrol cars to read “popo”

China’s Watchful Eye

NASA Mars InSight Mission

Solar powered clean drinking water trialed

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

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Episode 28: This is Your Brain on Comedy (Ew.) with Guest Steve Bost

Episode Notes

Comedian, trivia host, and man of many metaphorical hats Steve Bost jumps into a pair of headphones with Jill and Shaun just in time to discuss the dazzling, deviling performance by Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner! But first, Steve discusses his many gigs, gives Shaun a lead on some serious cider, and unveils a top secret medical project (sort of)! But then it’s time to get comedy on that leather couch and get up to some sweet, sweet psychoanalytical jam, ya’ll! And of COURSE we talk about SYNERGY, are you kidding me right now? TONS! TONS OF SYNERGY FOR ALL!

Watch out for strangely sensitive farm animals; you’re approaching THE WHIPAROUND!

LINKS:

Michelle Wolf was the big winner of the WHCD, not Trump

Paper-folding art inspires better bandages

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation | Netflix Official Site

Man gets friendzoned on national television and it’s so cringey it’s painful

The 40-year hunt for a killer

Here's How Surgeons Performed The World's First Penis And Scrotum Transplant

How Allison Mack Allegedly Recruited Women Into NXIVM Sex Cult

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

TAGS: <whiparound> <michellewolf> <comedy> <boundaries> <thematicapperception> <roasts> Whiparound, Michelle Wolf, Comedy, Boundaries, Thematic Apperception, Roasts <itunes:thewhiparound> <googleplay:thewhiparound> itunes:thewhiparound@gmail.com googleplay:thewhiparound@gmail.com </googleplay:thewhiparound></itunes:thewhiparound></roasts></thematicapperception></boundaries></comedy></michellewolf></whiparound>

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Episode 27: A Toast to Ways Less Riven with Fuckerey with Paul Fidalgo

Episode Notes

This week, Shaun and Dave are joined by Paul Fidalgo, the Communications Director for the Center for Inquiry. With a LOT of ground to cover—everything from rescues in Bangladesh to pushing back against rampant quackery—the group goes positively careening from topic to topic with no time to spare! The nature of secular humanism? We’ve got that. The paradoxically liberating and inhibiting nature of social media freeing and smothering the dialogue of and between freethinkers and the faithful alike? Check. A hilarious break into a thrilling round of The Build-a-Cult Workshop? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT! Paul proves to be an energetic, enthusiastic and kind-hearted guest, but will he be able to withstand the gauntlet of frustration Dave has up his sleeve? We’ve got mesh tops, snake oil, and a cash booth here, which can only mean it’s time for…THE WHIPAROUND!

LINKS:

Government vs. God? People are less religious when government is bigger, research says

Center for Inquiry Homepage

Homepage for Point of Inquiry Radio Show and Podcast

Kentucky Public Schools Can Now Offer Bible Classes In Social Studies Curriculum

The Johnson Amendment In 5 Questions And Answers

There Are Almost 200 Stephen King References on This Poster—Can You Name Them All?

Information page on Yondr Cell Phone Security System

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

TAGS: <whiparound> <centerforinquiry> <humanism> <faith> <skepticism> <socialmedia> <humanrights> Whiparound, Center For Inqiry, Humanism, Faith, Skepticism, Social Media, Human Rights <itunes:thewhiparound> <googleplay:thewhiparound> itunes:thewhiparound@gmail.com googleplay:thewhiparound@gmail.com </googleplay:thewhiparound></itunes:thewhiparound></humanrights></socialmedia></skepticism></faith></humanism></centerforinquiry></whiparound>

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Episode 26: “A Few Bad Cheesesteaks,” with Returning Guest: Ward Van Haute

Episode Notes

Artist, gentleman, and Director-Curator of the Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery returns with PRIZES to award, KNOWLEDGE to impart, and a true-crime story to help unfurl! A Delaware native dons a Phillies cap and a hideous sweater, steals away from an art show and escspes with a 2000-year-old…thumb? Join Ward, Jill, and Shaun as they puzzle out this tawdry tale of international idiocy and, along the way, examine human selfishness, the true value of priceless items, and why so much art ENTERS Philly but far less ever escapes!

And YES! We’ve got contest winners! In Act 1, find out who earned those $25 gift cards and the ultra-rare pint glasses! PLUS, at the show’s end, we announce the winner of the custom The Warriors movie poster courtesy of local artist Tyler Martis. Greed and scandal and generosity fly around this place like snowballs dropping on Santa’s head! It must be time for…THE WHIPAROUND!

LINKS: Man stole an ancient terra-cotta warrior’s thumb in Philadelphia, FBI says

Chinese anger after terracotta warrior's thumb stolen in US

South Korean basketball league ousts foreign players for being too tall. Some attempt shrinking.

Ex-Boy Scout leaders involved in pushing over ancient rock charged This Dog Got Detained For Chasing A Deer And His Reaction Is Everything

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

TAGS: <whiparound> <art> <china> <philadelphia> <contests> <poster> <museums> <theft> <scandal> Whiparound, art, China, Philadelphia, Contests, Poster, Museums, Theft, Scandal <itunes:thewhiparound> <googleplay:thewhiparound> itunes:thewhiparound@gmail.com googleplay:thewhiparound@gmail.com </googleplay:thewhiparound></itunes:thewhiparound></scandal></theft></museums></poster></contests></philadelphia></china></art></whiparound>

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Episode 25: The Phantom (Torso) Menace

Episode Notes

We’ve got our scientist back! Briefly!

Dr. Phil La Porta swings back in to help Jill and Shaun understand some of biggest and most controversial science stories in the news. And, of course, things veer off course early, often, and with much hilarity. We’ve got space mutations, ethical quandaries, and crash-test corpses IN SPACE!

But first, a light appetizer of scandal news, Jill’s Here’s the Thing is all about identity and unisex clothes choices, and Shaun worries about a certain Canadian psychologist teetering on the edge of Messianic status. PLUS! Contests abound—listen in for your chance to win in not one but TWO amazing giveaways!

Generosity abounds on the only podcast worth trusting: THE WHIPAROUND!

PS: Don’t forget to rate The Whiparound and the Sex+Violence podcast on iTunes for your chance to win a custom “The Warriors” movie poster by local artist Tyler Martis AND submit your answers to Ward Van Haute’s art gallery trivia questions to TheWhiparound@gmail.com to try to win one of five $25 gift cards to the Bethlehem House Art Gallery!

LINKS: NASA Twins Study Investigators to Release Integrated Paper in 2018

No, space did not permanently alter 7 percent of Scott Kelly’s DNA

Astronaut's gene expression changed by year in space

Current ISS Experiment List

NASA's Use of Human Cadavers In Testing the Design of the Orion Spacecraft | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

Trump Tower Smoke Sensors Alerted Firefighters to Deadly Blaze

Denying Genetics Isn’t Shutting Down Racism, It’s Fueling It

Jury finds pharma millionaire's brother responsible for Rebecca Zahau's hanging death

A Messiah-cum-Surrogate-Dad for Gormless Dimwits: On Jordan B. Peterson’s “12 Rules for Life”

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

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Special thanks to DanO for the awesome music. Check out the songs from the episode and LOTS more great stuff at http://www.danosongs.com!

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Episode 24: GTFO UFOs!

Episode Notes

UFOs break into the news cycle once again, and Shaun and Dave join forces to cover the story before quickly plummeting into the dark recesses of their own deep fears. BUT! A recent breakthrough in therapy promises that, with enough exposure to the sources of their dread, the guys might just ditch their phobias once and for all…but did they bring enough material to scare the fear right out of their bodies?

BUT FIRST! Dave’s got some Disney Rage in What Made Dave Angry This Week, Shaun’s got a new musical buddy, and Three for the Road confronts cheating gamblers, reveals how few trolls there really are on the web and more!

For those about to hear us squirm, we salute you!...ON THE WHIPAROUND!

PS: Don’t forget to rate The Whiparound and the Sex+Violence podcast on iTunes for your chance to win a custom “The Warriors” movie poster by local artist Tyler Martis AND submit your answers to Ward Van Haute’s art gallery trivia questions to TheWhiparound@gmail.com to try to win one of five $25 gift cards to the Bethlehem House Art Gallery!

LINKS:

2 Pilots in Different Planes Saw the Same UFO. The FAA Can't Explain It.

Pilots say they spotted UFOs while flying over Arizona

Overcoming Fear: The Only Way Out is Through

WTF Is This(Original Spider Worm)

Massive spider crawls out of girls mouth

Crazy Scary Spider Hole

Man eats spider

Clip from Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Side by side of UFO art and alleged UFO sighting photo

Man behind infamous ‘alien autopsy’ video finally reveals the whole truth behind it

Birthday Party Scene from Signs

Photo of alleged alien in car headlights

Video clip of various claims of alien sightings including Skinny Bob

Photo claiming to show two aliens interacting on Earth

Clip from Fire in the Sky

Amazing Otamatone Homepage

Judge: Ivey Owes $10.1M To Casino, While Card Maker Could Only Owe $27

5 Theories on Why We Dye Eggs for Easter

Community Interaction and Conflict on the Web

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

TAGS: <whiparound> <ufos> <disney> <otamatone> <spiders> <aliens> <therapy> <phobias> Whiparound, UFOs, Disney, Otamatone, spiders, aliens, therapy, phobias <itunes:thewhiparound> <googleplay:thewhiparound> itunes:thewhiparound@gmail.com googleplay:thewhiparound@gmail.com </googleplay:thewhiparound></itunes:thewhiparound></phobias></therapy></aliens></spiders></otamatone></disney></ufos></whiparound>

Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com & www.soundsnap.com

Special thanks to DanO for the awesome music. Check out the songs from the episode and LOTS more great stuff at http://www.danosongs.com!

Find out more on the The Whiparound website.

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