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Mark Bettencourt and Justin Marra

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Equal parts education, politics, awfulness, and awesomeness TIHA delivers the relevant information you need to know from a unique perspective you won't hear anywhere else.

Latest Episodes

Episode 15: One Last Story

It's the season finale of This Is Happening America and we're bringing you the second part of Justin's interview with Llewellyn King. We talk the twenty-four hour news cycle, the evolution of the relationship between journalists and sources, the diminishing role of reporters, and Llewellyn's origins in news media as a sixteen year old in Rhodesia, modern day Zimbabwe!To learn more about Lewellyn King, Linda Gasperello, and their show visitThe White House Chronicle tiha [...]

-1 s2017 AUG 1
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Episode 15: One Last Story

Episode 14: A Perfect Storm w/ Llewellyn King

tiha14.mp3File Size: 60476 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this week's episode we direct our attention towards the news media. The rise of distribution networks over news bureaus, internet traffic, and social media has created a breaking news bubble thats diluted our information gathering, and reporting ability. To get a better understanding of what has happened in 'the news' we turn to Llewellyn King. With over 50 years in the news media he is well acquainted with the current lay of t [...]

-1 s2017 JUN 30
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Episode 14: A Perfect Storm w/ Llewellyn King

Minisode 14.5: Passengers

tiha14.5.mp3File Size: 26168 kbFile Type: mp3Download File Tune in this week for another installment of Mark Fixes A Movie. This week Mark digs into the sci-fi mega spectacle Passengers. Justin gets thoroughly disturbed by the plot, and is impressed by the elegance of Mark's fix.Passengers Trailer [...]

-1 s2017 JUN 12
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Minisode 14.5: Passengers

Minisode 13.5: Dark Worlds

tiha13.5.mp3File Size: 24975 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this very special minisode we bring you the story of Berliner Unterwelten (Berlin Underworlds). Celebrating 20 years of operating tours through Berlin's underworld of bunkers, tunnels, and catacombs the association will open all five of its tours to the public free of charge on June 17, 2017 for Night of The Underworld. While the museum in Gesundbrunnen Station is dedicated to the past, there were many lessons there deep bene [...]

-1 s2017 MAY 28
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Minisode 13.5: Dark Worlds

Episode 13: Americans On Vacation Abroad

tiha13.mp3File Size: 42856 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this episode of TIHA Mark and I go abroad on two very different vacations and document the experiences we have. Roughly 43% of Americans travel abroad. Overwhelmingly the other 57% believe that traveling abroad is too costly or is somehow inaccessible. Give it a try, and you'll find it will change your life. We add one of America's darlings to the Basket of Deplorables, and delve into news that's local somewhere! All this [...]

-1 s2017 MAY 22
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Episode 13: Americans On Vacation Abroad

Minisode 12.5: Tron Legacy

tiha12.5.mp3File Size: 18930 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this very special minisode we offer the first installment of Mark Fixes A Movie we dive right in with Tron Legacy! This movie had all the makings of another Disney Franchise universe: cartoons, spinoffs, prequels, and more sequels. So what happened? Tune in to find out! [...]

-1 s2017 MAY 12
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Minisode 12.5: Tron Legacy

Episode 12: Try The Chicken Tacos

tiha12.mp3File Size: 52587 kbFile Type: mp3Download File We're back from the April hiatus with Chuck Staton and Brad Rohrer of Agreeing To Disagree: The Chuck & Brad Podcastto discuss their upcoming 300th episode recorded LIVE!. We got together with them over tacos @ Tito's Cantina in Seekonk, MA. Featured here is a small piece of a raucous sixty minute conversation we had them. To hear the whole thing head over to our Patreon Page.By becoming a supporter you can unlock [...]

-1 s2017 MAY 5
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Episode 12: Try The Chicken Tacos

Episode 11: Two Steps Forward Two Steps Back

tiha11.mp3File Size: 30508 kbFile Type: mp3Download File Lots of important updates about the show in this week's episode. We take a look back at where we started, and chart the course for where we want to go. It's crazy to reflect on just how far we've come in just eleven episodes. We can't thank our subscribers, listeners, and supporters enough. We hope you'll continue the conversation we've been having when we return in May. Until then BANG-A-RANG! [...]

-1 s2017 APR 9
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Episode 11: Two Steps Forward Two Steps Back

Minisode 10.5: Pumped Up Kicks

tiha10.5.mp3File Size: 17415 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this very special minisode another installment ofJustin Ruins A Songwe take on Foster The People'sPumped Up Kicks. Tune in and find out what this super catchy song of summer is really about!Pumped Up Kicks [...]

-1 s2017 MAR 31
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Minisode 10.5: Pumped Up Kicks

Episode 10: Java Script

tiha10.mp3File Size: 59888 kbFile Type: mp3Download File Ten Episodes in and going strong! This week we bring your our first interview. We chatted electronically with Erin LaNifa Co-Founder of Industry Coffee Roasters out of Oakland. We talk Coffee, politics, ethics, and the proper way to consume a cup o 'joe'.InNews That's Local Somewherewe bring more hilarity and absurdity! Tune in and find out who is added to this week's Basket of Deplorables and the recipient [...]

-1 s2017 MAR 25
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Episode 10: Java Script

Latest Episodes

Episode 15: One Last Story

It's the season finale of This Is Happening America and we're bringing you the second part of Justin's interview with Llewellyn King. We talk the twenty-four hour news cycle, the evolution of the relationship between journalists and sources, the diminishing role of reporters, and Llewellyn's origins in news media as a sixteen year old in Rhodesia, modern day Zimbabwe!To learn more about Lewellyn King, Linda Gasperello, and their show visitThe White House Chronicle tiha [...]

-1 s2017 AUG 1
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Episode 15: One Last Story

Episode 14: A Perfect Storm w/ Llewellyn King

tiha14.mp3File Size: 60476 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this week's episode we direct our attention towards the news media. The rise of distribution networks over news bureaus, internet traffic, and social media has created a breaking news bubble thats diluted our information gathering, and reporting ability. To get a better understanding of what has happened in 'the news' we turn to Llewellyn King. With over 50 years in the news media he is well acquainted with the current lay of t [...]

-1 s2017 JUN 30
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Episode 14: A Perfect Storm w/ Llewellyn King

Minisode 14.5: Passengers

tiha14.5.mp3File Size: 26168 kbFile Type: mp3Download File Tune in this week for another installment of Mark Fixes A Movie. This week Mark digs into the sci-fi mega spectacle Passengers. Justin gets thoroughly disturbed by the plot, and is impressed by the elegance of Mark's fix.Passengers Trailer [...]

-1 s2017 JUN 12
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Minisode 14.5: Passengers

Minisode 13.5: Dark Worlds

tiha13.5.mp3File Size: 24975 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this very special minisode we bring you the story of Berliner Unterwelten (Berlin Underworlds). Celebrating 20 years of operating tours through Berlin's underworld of bunkers, tunnels, and catacombs the association will open all five of its tours to the public free of charge on June 17, 2017 for Night of The Underworld. While the museum in Gesundbrunnen Station is dedicated to the past, there were many lessons there deep bene [...]

-1 s2017 MAY 28
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Minisode 13.5: Dark Worlds

Episode 13: Americans On Vacation Abroad

tiha13.mp3File Size: 42856 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this episode of TIHA Mark and I go abroad on two very different vacations and document the experiences we have. Roughly 43% of Americans travel abroad. Overwhelmingly the other 57% believe that traveling abroad is too costly or is somehow inaccessible. Give it a try, and you'll find it will change your life. We add one of America's darlings to the Basket of Deplorables, and delve into news that's local somewhere! All this [...]

-1 s2017 MAY 22
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Episode 13: Americans On Vacation Abroad

Minisode 12.5: Tron Legacy

tiha12.5.mp3File Size: 18930 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this very special minisode we offer the first installment of Mark Fixes A Movie we dive right in with Tron Legacy! This movie had all the makings of another Disney Franchise universe: cartoons, spinoffs, prequels, and more sequels. So what happened? Tune in to find out! [...]

-1 s2017 MAY 12
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Minisode 12.5: Tron Legacy

Episode 12: Try The Chicken Tacos

tiha12.mp3File Size: 52587 kbFile Type: mp3Download File We're back from the April hiatus with Chuck Staton and Brad Rohrer of Agreeing To Disagree: The Chuck & Brad Podcastto discuss their upcoming 300th episode recorded LIVE!. We got together with them over tacos @ Tito's Cantina in Seekonk, MA. Featured here is a small piece of a raucous sixty minute conversation we had them. To hear the whole thing head over to our Patreon Page.By becoming a supporter you can unlock [...]

-1 s2017 MAY 5
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Episode 12: Try The Chicken Tacos

Episode 11: Two Steps Forward Two Steps Back

tiha11.mp3File Size: 30508 kbFile Type: mp3Download File Lots of important updates about the show in this week's episode. We take a look back at where we started, and chart the course for where we want to go. It's crazy to reflect on just how far we've come in just eleven episodes. We can't thank our subscribers, listeners, and supporters enough. We hope you'll continue the conversation we've been having when we return in May. Until then BANG-A-RANG! [...]

-1 s2017 APR 9
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Episode 11: Two Steps Forward Two Steps Back

Minisode 10.5: Pumped Up Kicks

tiha10.5.mp3File Size: 17415 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this very special minisode another installment ofJustin Ruins A Songwe take on Foster The People'sPumped Up Kicks. Tune in and find out what this super catchy song of summer is really about!Pumped Up Kicks [...]

-1 s2017 MAR 31
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Minisode 10.5: Pumped Up Kicks

Episode 10: Java Script

tiha10.mp3File Size: 59888 kbFile Type: mp3Download File Ten Episodes in and going strong! This week we bring your our first interview. We chatted electronically with Erin LaNifa Co-Founder of Industry Coffee Roasters out of Oakland. We talk Coffee, politics, ethics, and the proper way to consume a cup o 'joe'.InNews That's Local Somewherewe bring more hilarity and absurdity! Tune in and find out who is added to this week's Basket of Deplorables and the recipient [...]

-1 s2017 MAR 25
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Episode 10: Java Script