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Episode 234: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

Pre-show notes follow after the jump. This is our last episode of Poli-Sci-Fi Radio. Thanks to everyone who ever listened, chatted, appeared on the show or helped us out along the way. It's been a fun six years. The archive will remain up for at least a year or two. For super fans, go back and check out all 27 episodes Bill's first podcast, Friday Coffee Blogging. Steve was a guest on one episode and it was literally the first time Bill and Steve had ever met! Original air date: 12/1/13 Total run time: 1:59:48 File size: 57.5 MB B&E watched Orphan Black Marvel's Agents of Shield Walking Dead Grimm Sleepy Hollow Almost Human Doctor Who's 50th anniversary Arrow ======================== Contraception case at Supreme Court Iran nuclear deal * For some, it's always 1938 U.S. Embassy to the Holy See A Tale of Two States: Wisconsin vs Minnesota Joe Lieberman, lobbyist

1 MIN2013 DEC 3
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Episode 234: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

Episode 233: Iran So Far Away

Pre-show notes follow after the jump. Original air date: 11/24/13 Total run time: 1:59:04 File size: 57.2 MB Marvel's Agents of Shield Orphan Black (season finale) Walking Dead Revolution Sleepy Hollow Almost Human (series premier) Doctor Who Hunger Games sequel R2D2 confirmed for Star Wars VII Bill saw Argo (involves SF plot and politics!) ======================== Nuclear deal with Iran Nuclear option in the Senate * GOP left Dems no choice * Establishment hand-wringing * A rare judicial opportunity for POTUS ACA shows signs of modest improvement Illinois joins the marriage-equality club SPSST 1. Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) 2. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) 3. Fox Business host Stuart Varney 4. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) 5. Rush Limbaugh 6. Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas)

1 MIN2013 NOV 26
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Episode 233: Iran So Far Away

Episode 232: Agents of S.N.O.R.E.

Pre-show notes follow after the jump. Original air date: 11/17/13 Total run time: 1:52:18 File size: 53.9 MB Marvel's Agents of Shield Orphan Black Walking Dead Grimm Revolution Sleepy Hollow Alex's C's comments & life model decoys Preacher (Vertigo) being developed for AMC with Seth Rogen ======================== Misplaced health care apoplexy * Preliminary enrollment numbers LGBT * Marriage equality reaches Hawaii * Why Boehner is blocking ENDA Capitol Hill * Issa pulls the 'partial transcript' trick again * 20 House Republicans eye Holder impeachment No one is coming for your donuts SPSST 1. Sarah Palin, former half-term governor of Alaska 2. Sarah Palin, former half-term governor of Alaska 3. Sarah Palin, former half-term governor of Alaska 4. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) 5. Kenneth Copeland, an influential far-right televangelist

1 MIN2013 NOV 20
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Episode 232: Agents of S.N.O.R.E.

Episode 231: Econ 101

Pre-show notes follow after the jump... Original air date: 11/10/13 Total run time: 1:58:38 File size: 57 MB Marvel's Agents of Shield Orphan Black Walking Dead Grimm Revolution Sleepy Hollow Thor sequel Ender's Game opens S&E saw This is the End Marvel, Netflix reach new series deal SWVII gets a release date ======================== Economy * New job numbers * New GDP numbers * New deficit numbers Election 2013 * Virginia Dems thrive * Christie's landslide Capitol Hill * ENDA * "Messaging" trumps governing "60 Minutes" has a Benghazi problem Rand Paul has a plagiarism problem No SPSST this week!

1 MIN2013 NOV 13
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Episode 231: Econ 101

Episode 230: 404 Not Covered

Pre-show notes follow after the jump... Original air date: 10/27/13 Total run time: 1:56:11 File size: 55.8 MB Marvel's Agents of Shield Orphan Black Walking Dead Grimm Revolution Sleepy Hollow Dracula? S&E finally saw Oblivion Thor opens this week Star Wars VII news ======================== Washington crises end Healthcare.gov glitches take center stage Obama pivots back to immigration House GOP reaches out to John McAfee September job numbers Marriage equality reaches New Jersey SPSST 1. North Carolina state Rep. Larry Pittman (R) 2. Don Yelton, executive committee member of the North Carolina Republican Party 3. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) 4. James Taranto, a writer for the Wall Street Journal

1 MIN2013 OCT 31
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Episode 230: 404 Not Covered

Episode 229: The Fools on the Hill

Pre-show notes follow after the jump... Original air date: 10/13/13 Total run time: 1:58:07 File size: 56.7 MB Marvel's Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. Orphan Black Walking Dead returns tonight Revolution Sleepy Hollow American Horror Story Other stuff in the TV diet ======================== Chaos grips Capitol Hill Republican support in free fall Default deniers complicate GOP extortion plan Ted Cruz has some explaining to do Questions for those who wrap themselves in the Constitution Tea Partiers see Obama as too mean SPSST 1. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) 2. Dr. Ben Carson, Fox News contributor 3. Arizona state Rep. Brenda Barton (R) 4. Anna Kooiman, weekend co-host of Fox News' "Fox & Friends" 5. Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary 6. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.)

1 MIN2013 OCT 16
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Episode 229: The Fools on the Hill

Episode 228: The Gravity of the Situation

Pre-show notes follow after the jump... Original air date: 10/6/13 Total run time: 1:56:43 File size: 56 MB Gravity opens Marvel's Agents of Shield Orphan Black Revolution ======================== Government shutdown * A series of near-death experiences * Republicans no longer clear on why they shut the government down * House GOP eyes government a la carte * Imagine a hypothetical: what if Obama made demands? * A democracy in the balance * Fox News tries to rebrand 'shutdown' * Discharge petition? * International consequences * Electoral consequences Debt ceiling Affordable Care Act * Open enrollment begins * Republicans focus on 'glitches' * Meet Butch Matthews SPSST 1. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) 2. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) 3. Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) 4. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) 5. Rep. Mark Salmon (R-Ariz.)

1 MIN2013 OCT 9
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Episode 228: The Gravity of the Situation

Episode 227: WARNING: Forcing Shutdown. All Running Programs Will be Closed.

Pre-show notes follow after the jump... Original air date: 9/29/13 Total run time: 1:59:31 File size: 57.4 MB Marvel's Agents of Shield We have to talk about the Joss Network TV Problem Under the Dome season finale Sleepy Hollow premiers We started watching Orphan Black Revolution season premier There will be a Walking Dead spinoff S&E saw Wreck-It Ralph Bill is playing GTA5 ======================== Capitol Hill * The Republican government-shutdown crisis * The Republican debt-ceiling crisis * Extortion politics and a new form of democracy Foreign-policy breakthroughs * Syria * Iran * Why the GOP is whining The new GOP leader: Ted Cruz * He's no Wendy Davis 1. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) 2. "Armageddon enthusiast" Joel Rosenberg 3. Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor

1 MIN2013 OCT 2
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Episode 227: WARNING: Forcing Shutdown. All Running Programs Will be Closed.

Episode 226: Riddick-ulous, But Still Kind of Awesome

Pre-show notes follow after the jump. Original air date: 9/15/13 Total run time: 1:59:26 File size: 57.3 MB Under the Dome S&E saw "John Dies at the End" True Blood's final season B&E saw Riddick This is the End Robocop trailer ======================== Syria * U.S., Russia reach a deal on framework * Syria formally embraces chemical weapons convention * Arguing over who came up with the idea * POTUS speech * Putin op-ed causes a stir * The right's creepy affection for Putin House GOP pushes nation closer to fiscal crises How the death penalty is handled in Florida NRA and the 'wave of fear' prevail in Colorado Ted Cruz celebrates Jesse Helms 1. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) 2. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) 3. Monica Crowley, far-right media personality 4. David Horowitz, far-right author and activist 5. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) 6. Donald Trump, reality-show host

1 MIN2013 SEP 17
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Episode 226: Riddick-ulous, But Still Kind of Awesome

Episode 225: Holy Casting Nightmare, Batman!

This week marks our return to a (mostly) weekly schedule. I hope you all had a lovely summer. Pre-show notes follow after the jump... Original air date: 9/1/13 Total run time: 1:59:27 File size: 57.3 MB Continuum season finale True Blood season finale Under the Dome We're all caught up on Misfits Casting news: Ben Affleck as Batman, Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor, and James Spader as Ultron World's End (B&E saw) Sweet Tooth (Bill read) ======================== Syria DOJ gives green light to Colorado, Washington on pot * Resolved: Eric Holder is underrated 50th anniversary of the March on Washington * A partisan imbalance Conservative culture warriors have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week Debt ceiling crisis looms How wingnuts inadvertently affect U.S. foreign policy Ted Cruz's dual citizenship SPSST 1. Steve Lonegan, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in New Jersey 2. Pat Robertson, radical TV preacher 3. Patrick Howley, a writer for the far-right Daily Caller website 4....

1 MIN2013 SEP 4
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Episode 225: Holy Casting Nightmare, Batman!
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Latest Episodes

Episode 234: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

Pre-show notes follow after the jump. This is our last episode of Poli-Sci-Fi Radio. Thanks to everyone who ever listened, chatted, appeared on the show or helped us out along the way. It's been a fun six years. The archive will remain up for at least a year or two. For super fans, go back and check out all 27 episodes Bill's first podcast, Friday Coffee Blogging. Steve was a guest on one episode and it was literally the first time Bill and Steve had ever met! Original air date: 12/1/13 Total run time: 1:59:48 File size: 57.5 MB B&E watched Orphan Black Marvel's Agents of Shield Walking Dead Grimm Sleepy Hollow Almost Human Doctor Who's 50th anniversary Arrow ======================== Contraception case at Supreme Court Iran nuclear deal * For some, it's always 1938 U.S. Embassy to the Holy See A Tale of Two States: Wisconsin vs Minnesota Joe Lieberman, lobbyist

1 MIN2013 DEC 3
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Episode 234: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

Episode 233: Iran So Far Away

Pre-show notes follow after the jump. Original air date: 11/24/13 Total run time: 1:59:04 File size: 57.2 MB Marvel's Agents of Shield Orphan Black (season finale) Walking Dead Revolution Sleepy Hollow Almost Human (series premier) Doctor Who Hunger Games sequel R2D2 confirmed for Star Wars VII Bill saw Argo (involves SF plot and politics!) ======================== Nuclear deal with Iran Nuclear option in the Senate * GOP left Dems no choice * Establishment hand-wringing * A rare judicial opportunity for POTUS ACA shows signs of modest improvement Illinois joins the marriage-equality club SPSST 1. Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) 2. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) 3. Fox Business host Stuart Varney 4. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) 5. Rush Limbaugh 6. Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas)

1 MIN2013 NOV 26
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Episode 233: Iran So Far Away

Episode 232: Agents of S.N.O.R.E.

Pre-show notes follow after the jump. Original air date: 11/17/13 Total run time: 1:52:18 File size: 53.9 MB Marvel's Agents of Shield Orphan Black Walking Dead Grimm Revolution Sleepy Hollow Alex's C's comments & life model decoys Preacher (Vertigo) being developed for AMC with Seth Rogen ======================== Misplaced health care apoplexy * Preliminary enrollment numbers LGBT * Marriage equality reaches Hawaii * Why Boehner is blocking ENDA Capitol Hill * Issa pulls the 'partial transcript' trick again * 20 House Republicans eye Holder impeachment No one is coming for your donuts SPSST 1. Sarah Palin, former half-term governor of Alaska 2. Sarah Palin, former half-term governor of Alaska 3. Sarah Palin, former half-term governor of Alaska 4. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) 5. Kenneth Copeland, an influential far-right televangelist

1 MIN2013 NOV 20
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Episode 232: Agents of S.N.O.R.E.

Episode 231: Econ 101

Pre-show notes follow after the jump... Original air date: 11/10/13 Total run time: 1:58:38 File size: 57 MB Marvel's Agents of Shield Orphan Black Walking Dead Grimm Revolution Sleepy Hollow Thor sequel Ender's Game opens S&E saw This is the End Marvel, Netflix reach new series deal SWVII gets a release date ======================== Economy * New job numbers * New GDP numbers * New deficit numbers Election 2013 * Virginia Dems thrive * Christie's landslide Capitol Hill * ENDA * "Messaging" trumps governing "60 Minutes" has a Benghazi problem Rand Paul has a plagiarism problem No SPSST this week!

1 MIN2013 NOV 13
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Episode 231: Econ 101

Episode 230: 404 Not Covered

Pre-show notes follow after the jump... Original air date: 10/27/13 Total run time: 1:56:11 File size: 55.8 MB Marvel's Agents of Shield Orphan Black Walking Dead Grimm Revolution Sleepy Hollow Dracula? S&E finally saw Oblivion Thor opens this week Star Wars VII news ======================== Washington crises end Healthcare.gov glitches take center stage Obama pivots back to immigration House GOP reaches out to John McAfee September job numbers Marriage equality reaches New Jersey SPSST 1. North Carolina state Rep. Larry Pittman (R) 2. Don Yelton, executive committee member of the North Carolina Republican Party 3. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) 4. James Taranto, a writer for the Wall Street Journal

1 MIN2013 OCT 31
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Episode 230: 404 Not Covered

Episode 229: The Fools on the Hill

Pre-show notes follow after the jump... Original air date: 10/13/13 Total run time: 1:58:07 File size: 56.7 MB Marvel's Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. Orphan Black Walking Dead returns tonight Revolution Sleepy Hollow American Horror Story Other stuff in the TV diet ======================== Chaos grips Capitol Hill Republican support in free fall Default deniers complicate GOP extortion plan Ted Cruz has some explaining to do Questions for those who wrap themselves in the Constitution Tea Partiers see Obama as too mean SPSST 1. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) 2. Dr. Ben Carson, Fox News contributor 3. Arizona state Rep. Brenda Barton (R) 4. Anna Kooiman, weekend co-host of Fox News' "Fox & Friends" 5. Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary 6. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.)

1 MIN2013 OCT 16
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Episode 229: The Fools on the Hill

Episode 228: The Gravity of the Situation

Pre-show notes follow after the jump... Original air date: 10/6/13 Total run time: 1:56:43 File size: 56 MB Gravity opens Marvel's Agents of Shield Orphan Black Revolution ======================== Government shutdown * A series of near-death experiences * Republicans no longer clear on why they shut the government down * House GOP eyes government a la carte * Imagine a hypothetical: what if Obama made demands? * A democracy in the balance * Fox News tries to rebrand 'shutdown' * Discharge petition? * International consequences * Electoral consequences Debt ceiling Affordable Care Act * Open enrollment begins * Republicans focus on 'glitches' * Meet Butch Matthews SPSST 1. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) 2. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) 3. Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) 4. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) 5. Rep. Mark Salmon (R-Ariz.)

1 MIN2013 OCT 9
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Episode 228: The Gravity of the Situation

Episode 227: WARNING: Forcing Shutdown. All Running Programs Will be Closed.

Pre-show notes follow after the jump... Original air date: 9/29/13 Total run time: 1:59:31 File size: 57.4 MB Marvel's Agents of Shield We have to talk about the Joss Network TV Problem Under the Dome season finale Sleepy Hollow premiers We started watching Orphan Black Revolution season premier There will be a Walking Dead spinoff S&E saw Wreck-It Ralph Bill is playing GTA5 ======================== Capitol Hill * The Republican government-shutdown crisis * The Republican debt-ceiling crisis * Extortion politics and a new form of democracy Foreign-policy breakthroughs * Syria * Iran * Why the GOP is whining The new GOP leader: Ted Cruz * He's no Wendy Davis 1. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) 2. "Armageddon enthusiast" Joel Rosenberg 3. Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor

1 MIN2013 OCT 2
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Episode 227: WARNING: Forcing Shutdown. All Running Programs Will be Closed.

Episode 226: Riddick-ulous, But Still Kind of Awesome

Pre-show notes follow after the jump. Original air date: 9/15/13 Total run time: 1:59:26 File size: 57.3 MB Under the Dome S&E saw "John Dies at the End" True Blood's final season B&E saw Riddick This is the End Robocop trailer ======================== Syria * U.S., Russia reach a deal on framework * Syria formally embraces chemical weapons convention * Arguing over who came up with the idea * POTUS speech * Putin op-ed causes a stir * The right's creepy affection for Putin House GOP pushes nation closer to fiscal crises How the death penalty is handled in Florida NRA and the 'wave of fear' prevail in Colorado Ted Cruz celebrates Jesse Helms 1. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) 2. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) 3. Monica Crowley, far-right media personality 4. David Horowitz, far-right author and activist 5. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) 6. Donald Trump, reality-show host

1 MIN2013 SEP 17
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Episode 226: Riddick-ulous, But Still Kind of Awesome

Episode 225: Holy Casting Nightmare, Batman!

This week marks our return to a (mostly) weekly schedule. I hope you all had a lovely summer. Pre-show notes follow after the jump... Original air date: 9/1/13 Total run time: 1:59:27 File size: 57.3 MB Continuum season finale True Blood season finale Under the Dome We're all caught up on Misfits Casting news: Ben Affleck as Batman, Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor, and James Spader as Ultron World's End (B&E saw) Sweet Tooth (Bill read) ======================== Syria DOJ gives green light to Colorado, Washington on pot * Resolved: Eric Holder is underrated 50th anniversary of the March on Washington * A partisan imbalance Conservative culture warriors have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week Debt ceiling crisis looms How wingnuts inadvertently affect U.S. foreign policy Ted Cruz's dual citizenship SPSST 1. Steve Lonegan, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in New Jersey 2. Pat Robertson, radical TV preacher 3. Patrick Howley, a writer for the far-right Daily Caller website 4....

1 MIN2013 SEP 4
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Episode 225: Holy Casting Nightmare, Batman!
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