Episode 36: Don’t Tell Mom the Sherpa’s Dead!

Episode Notes

It’s ever more WEIRD news as Dave, Phil, and Shaun drag a back-pages story into the glaring light of (basement) truth! This week, a PR stunt by a less-than-pristine company leads to buried cryptocurrency treasure, a daring mountain-top rescue, and a freshly mummified native guide. The boys talk bizarre PR history, the ethics of risking it all, and the burgeoning adventure-industrial complex!

PLUS…Dave takes free agency to task and spares no feelings as he rails against the dying of the NBA’s esprit de corps!

AND…this episode’s Three for the Road features UGLY statues, BEAUTIFUL baby planets, and an UPDATE on the mysterious case of the Lehigh Valley EXPLOSIONS!

Wanna invest in WHIPCOIN? Well you’ve come to the right place—waste your time AND money…on the WHIPAROUND!

LINKS: Company Buries $50,000-Worth of Cryptocurrency on Mount Everest, Challenges People to Go Find It

AskFM Homepage

Japanese Channel Their Anger at Annual Tea Table Flipping Contest

A mistake by the lake: Remembering the 10-cent Beer Night Riot

July 12, 1979: 'The Night Disco Died' — Or Didn't

Is There Something Unique about the Transgender Brain?

Report: NFL tells Laurent Duvernay-Tardif he can’t have “M.D.” on his jersey

It's Official: Astronomers Caught The First-Ever Direct Picture of a Planet Being Born

Another church in Spain falls victim to a well-intentioned restorer

Thrill Of The Chase - The Treasure of Forrest Fenn

Bucks County DA: Suspect Charged With Weapons Of Mass Destruction In Connection To Mysterious Explosions

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Episode 35: A Voice from the Borderlands! With Special Guest Martha Harms

Episode Notes

Prolific, up-and-coming voice actress Martha Harms (Maya in Borderlands 2) took time out of her schedule to chat with Shaun and Jill about her voiceover career, to announce an exciting new project she’s got premiering RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER (hint: it’s one of the biggest cartoon properties EVER), and to crack open the tricky pathways connecting celebrity, power, and volatile politics in 2018. Plus, Martha proves an absolute all-star at a brand new game!

BUT FIRST!

What was the spark that lit the fire fueling Ms. Harms’ rise? What role would someone with so many cool credits to her name DREAM about voicing? What does Martha Harms sound like when impersonating a blood-thirsty Russian warrior bent on massacring throngs of space bugs? ALL of that and more is answered by our Act 1 interview!

AND, in Three for the Road, Jill’s got her eye on rude scavengers, Shaun’s got the key to surviving a submerged car, and it turns out that EVERYONE is better off carrying a big stick at all times… It’s our best guest spot yet—and if ever an episode deserved to be rescued from technical trouble, boy howdy, it was this one! Strap yourselves in and prepare for a barrage of professional-grade vocal articulation, this here’s THE WHIPAROUND!

LINKS:

Martha Harms Homepage

Rose-Colored Glasses: A Confession.

How to Escape a Submerged Car

10 Medieval Tips to Solve a Murder

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

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Episode (Negative)5: Seeking Listeners for the End of the World

Episode Notes

Well... it's Phil here writing these notes instead of our far more qualified writer Shaun and... oh dear... that means it has finally happened, Dear Citizen. The day has come that we've teased for so very long. Due to the audacity of our editing computer (The Whiparound 2000), the episode we recorded on Monday is not yet ready for release. But we would not leave you this week without our dulcet tones. Nay nay nay! Instead... we bring you... an episode from... THE NEGATIVE WORLD!

This one dates back to the first week of September of 2017. It's actually the 5th practice episode we recorded as a podcast in the pupa stage, and you can hear The Whiparound you know and love starting to take shape in the show structure and conversations. Despite its asynchronous release, we think you'll find the topic just as hot today as it was then. You could say it's NUCLEAR HOT!

That's right, we're talking about North Korea and its then nacent ability to blow us up from afar. Thankfully, Dave and Shaun are here to pressure Phil into ending the world. So how dangerous are those nukes? Where can I get a radiation proof suit? How likely are we to star in our own Fallout game? You'll have to listen to this episode to find out!

LINKS:

... we hadn't really started doing show notes at this point so...

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

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Episode 34: The Vile Internet Diaries

Episode Notes

Some seedy sports news out of Philadelphia opens the way for Dave, Shaun, and Jill to peel back the rather nasty outer layer of the Internet to expose…well…SUPER nasty layers within! Internet crimes, misdemeanors, and the miscreants who love them are in focus this week. We’ve got stats, anecdotes, and more bizarre portmanteaus (vishing!?) than you can shake a Nigerian Prince at. AND prepare yourself for the spectacular return of the Shaun Quiz!

BUT FIRST! Jill returns with some more Here’s the Thing: what Puritanical, Halloween-hatin’ Youtube tomfoolery has her dander up? Tune in to find out!

AND, in Three for the Road, you’ll find passionate bidet screeds, horserace conspiracy theories, and some heartfelt outreach from Ms. Yapsuga herself. Type your SSN here so we can get your bank access restored—you can trust us, we are…THE WHIPAROUND!

LINKS: Suicide Prevention Lifeline Website

The Curious Case of Bryan Colangelo and the Secret Twitter Account

Local Color – Sean Witzke – Medium

'Bachelorette' star suffered major kitchen accident — and it’s pretty common

5 True Stories Of Celebrities Who Were Catfished

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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