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

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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

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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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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

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Episode 23: Is that Art in Your Pocket or Are You on the Whiparound?

Episode Notes

Shaun and Jill are joined by artist & director-curator of the Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery Ward Van Haute, and things get fascinating IN A HURRY. Stormy Daniels’ 60 Minutes interview is merely the starting block for a conversation that tackles porn, the meaning of art, bat care (YEP), and what might be the most insane, bizarrely fun game we’ve played yet. Also, make sure to perk those ears up especially high at the 1:12:30 mark, when Ward puts FIVE $25 dollar gift cards on the line for listeners able to correctly answer some questions about the Bethlehem House Art Gallery. AND Shaun gets unhinged about anti-apple juice discrimination. What’s not to LOVE?

It’s style AND substance this week…ON THE WHIPAROUND!

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LINKS Bethlehem House Gallery homepage

On-Demand Meteor Showers Are Coming Soon to a Sky Near You

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

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Episode 22: To Thine Own Sh*t Be True!

Episode Notes

Heads are a-rolling in the Trump administration, and the Whiparound is here to look into the news and run headlong into the entire daunting issue of FIRINGS for all of us regular folks, too! Shaun’s got a list of recent ousters and after everyone tries to connect the dots, your hosts end up in a game of NEVER HAVE I EVER: BAD EMPLOYEE EDITION!

Also, Jill shares about her show, Dave cordially invites everyone to own their shit, and Shaun has a heartfelt defense of social flakes. We’ve got everything from hacky sack sackings to an oral Venn Diagram of the President and Michael Jackson, so get in here or you are FIRED!^

PS: Don’t forget to rate us AND the Sex and Violence podcast on iTunes for your shot at a custom-designed The Warriors movie poster courtesy of local artist Tyler Martis AND be sure to check out Jill’s Youtube series: Welcome to Spinsterhood!

^The Whiparound has no authority to affect your employment and management stresses that you listen to the Whiparound responsibly and never while at work. Unless you can get away with it. In which case, way to go, you rebel you.

LINKS: Andrew McCabe is out-here are all the casualties of the Trump administration so far

Opinion | We’re not sure why McCabe was fired. But Trump’s tweet suggests the worst.

A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is “100 percent fatal”

Can We Guess Your Age Based On How Much Millenial Slang You Know?

Toys R Us is closing all of its US stores. Here's a map of where they are

Cirque du Soleil performer dies after fall during show in Florida

Nintendo has revealed Luigi's penis—and fans are going nuts

United suspends new bookings for pets in cargo after loading 3 dogs onto wrong flights

Snapchat stock loses $800 million after Rihanna responds to offensive ad

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

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Episode 21: It’s Off to the Trail of Beers! With Special Musical Guests: The Rogue Diplomats!

Episode Notes

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day in just a few and who better to join Jill and Shaun to ring in and overanalyze the holiday than a few members of a popular Irish folk band? Matt Breiner and Brian Donnelly of The Rogue Diplomats join the show this week as the Whiparound’s FIRST musical guests! Between songs, Matt and Brian chat with your hosts about the history of Paddy’s Day, how Americans and the Irish see and celebrate the holiday differently and help unpack the tricky question of whether it’s PAIN that brings about the best CELEBRATIONS!

PLUS, Jill has an update about her brand new Youtube series AND some reflections on her recent trip to Disneyworld and Shaun does a whole show hopped up on Sudafed and beer; so you remember just as much about recording day as he does! Woohoo!

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit and keep your eyes peeled for heroic goats, ya crazy Citizens!

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LINKS: The Rogue Diplomats Homepage

NRA sues Florida over plan to put age limits on rifle purchases

15 Things You Might Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day

King Puck

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

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

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Episode 20: 1-Upping The Oscars!

Episode Notes

The Sneaky Geeky Dads are BACK and this time…it’s OSCAR NIGHT at the Whiparound! Shaun and Dave examine their surprisingly ferocious issues with the Academy Awards and host their own awards show, Whiparound-style: THE WHIPPIES! Red carpets are out! Pajama clad dads are IN, baby! With categories like “Best Guilty Pleasure Movie,” “The Lucky Accident Award,” and an incredibly charged “Revisionist History Award” in which Dave and Shaun take turns FIXING OSCAR MISTAKES OF THE PAST, this episode is a MUST-HEAR!

Also, your friendly neighborhood Dads talk parenting wins and losses, field a listener question about what movies to keep kids away from, and reveal their nocturnal activities with another edition of Playing/Reading/Watching. It’s a veritable overpriced celebrity gift-bag of fun on…THE WHIPAROUND!

PS: Don’t forget to 5-star rate both us AND the Sex + Violence podcast on iTunes/Google Play for your chance to win a sweet, custom THE WARRIORS movie poster!

LINKS: 11 Weird and Wonderful Facts About the Oscars

12 Hugely Iconic Movies That Shockingly Didn't Win A Single Academy Award

Saga comic series homepage

Michelle McNamara’s all-consuming hunt for a killer

Jill Yapsuga’s Youtube Series: Welcome to Spinsterhood

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

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Episode 19: Eine Kleine Propaganda— with Gabe and Ryan of the Sex and Violence Podcast!

Episode Notes

The boys from “Sex and Violence” join Shaun and Phil in a hilarious yet poignant analysis of cinema’s use of propaganda. Can insidious means of persuasion be used for “good”? Do religiously-focused films cross into propaganda? Does a gratuitous scene of well-oiled volleyball players help the Navy recruitment efforts go down? PHIL takes us back…IN SPACE! …for a thrilling bit of amateur stargazer news… PLUS we’ve got ourselves the most exciting swag giveaway contest YET! Listen closely for your chance to win a custom movie poster by local artist Tyler Martis! (Hint: We are confident you…WILL…DIG IT!) AND we provide a full HALF CASE of tidbits for your pleasure in a super-sized THREE FOR THE ROAD! We’ve got Sex+Violence+Whipping Around, who could ask for anything more?? Relax and let us tell you how to think and feel: your REAL friends are right here…on THE WHIPAROUND!

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

Cute but deadly: why Ewoks deserve your respect

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe—excerpt only

Feminist Frameworks for Horror Films

Tyler Matis Art & Design homepage

An amateur astronomer caught a supernova explosion on camera

A surge of light at the birth of a supernova

How to spot quantum quackery

Anti-Vaccine Film, Pulled From Tribeca Film Festival, Draws Crowd at Showing

'Top Gun' Boosting Service Sign-ups

The quest to identify the nature of the neutrino’s alter ego is heating up

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot May Soon Disappear...

Bookstore Speakeasy Homepage

“Toto’s ‘Africa’” by Ernest Hemingway

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Episode 18: Sneaky, Geeky Dads!

Episode Notes

Dave and Shaun are left to their own devices this week, and before you know it, things go all DAD. On a special episode dedicated to parents, kids, and people with kids and/or parents (but absolutely NO ONE ELSE), your favorite Whiparound Fathers go wild! With clothes on! Don’t panic! There’s something here for just about everyone: Testimonials about My Little Pony, Dave’s killer Dad Joke style, a parenting Q&A covering alcohol, gender identity, and religion, and some delicious advice about almonds! Wait, what?? This one’s for all the dads and the people who love them! For some reason! Enjoy…THE WHIPAROUND…SNEAKY GEEKY DAD EDITION!

LINKS: Ink Master Paramount Network Homepage

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Nintendo Homepage

Phoenix Wright Capcom Homepage

Shadow of War game homepage

Mongrels novel listing on Amazon.com

Ricky Gervais homepage listing for Ricky Gervais HBO Show

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