Jun 27

Episode 80: Coming to You From The Cloud!

Tonight on Friday Night Party Line, it’s the core group and we talk about all sort of wonderful things including cyberization, Google’s new toys, Anime, and Mad Max!

Jun 02

Episode 79: Churba’s White Snakeskin Stilettos

Tonight, we’ve got Churba, Thaed, Scott Johnson, on the show with Amanda in-studio!   Topics: LGBTQ vs Nintendo: Tomodachi Life not allowing same-sex relationships. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nintendo-apologizes-after-same-sex-controversy-over-tomodachi-life-game/ On a similar note: Cochita Wurst wins Eurovision, but does it matter? http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/private-sydney/eurovisions-conchita-wurst-its-just-a-beard-people-20140516-38ddq.html Godzilla as a cultural form. http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2014/05/how-godzilla-stays-relevant-in-a-world-of-abundant-nuclear-warheads/ Too many trigger warnings? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/05/trigger-warnings-can-be-counterproductive   Things: Victor – The Real …

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May 02

Episode 78: Artisanal Cock Ring

Tonight, the usual suspects kinda phone it in as we were all pretty tired. However, we made it exactly to time, so there’s that. Topics: Our predictions of Science of the future and an impromptu review of the movie “Her”. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s works are going back to being the filthy, racist works they were supposed …

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Mar 28

Episode 77 – Bieber and Ham: Attacks from Abroad

Tonight, we have Churba, Nelson, Thaed, and newcomer Eryn from the YouTube Channel Eryncerise! Topics: The Hypocrisy of SXSW SXSW had speakers like Edward Snowden espousing on the importance of privacy, but also had workshops on squeezing the most information out of users. Is there a balance that can be struck? Should there be? http://www.instapaper.com/read/463293770 …

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Mar 01

Episode 76: The Simul-groan

Tonight  we have Churba and Nelson! Also, some students I TA for (but in the after-show-show). Topics: The Physicality of our Technology http://qz.com/177552 Online Gaming and Livestreaming http://www.dailydot.com/esports/league-of-legends-reddit-twitch-plays-pokemon/ Nelson’s thing: The Magicians Churba’s thing: The Diamond Club Victor’s thing: Forbidden Fire Contest: Email Victor a funny literary thing and, if your thing is selected, you will …

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Feb 01

Episode 75: Red Envelope, Please!

On tonight’s show, Thaed joins us! Topics: Changes in technology requires cultural change. Data wants to be free, but should it be? Bill Nye vs Ken Ham debate Churba’s Thing: Porn 101 Nelson’s Things: AText and Mondo2000 Victor’s Thing: Thing of the Day!

Dec 22

Episode 74 – You’ll fall backwards when you come of age.

Tonight on the show… we basically had no idea what we were going to talk about, but at least we own up to it! We’ve got Churba and Nelson!

Nov 30

Episode 73 – Illegitimate Chin Baby

Tonight, we’re running an energetic skeleton crew with Churba and Nelson! Topics: Topics: Should people be arrested for not returning library books? http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57610429-504083/booked-texas-man-jory-enck-arrested-for-failing-to-return-study-guide-to-library-report-says/ Bilingual people apparently have a different personality for each language: Have you noticed this?http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2013/11/multilingualism?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/tr/differentpersonalitieslanguage An Argentinian Car mechanic invented a new device to ease childbirth. Our panel shares crazy inventions they’ve found. …

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Nov 01

Episode 72 – Scott Johnson for President, Ro for Hulk

Tonight we had Ro, Scott Johnson, Nelson, and Churba! Topics: Let’s discuss the Shutdown of the United States Government! Is it ethical to edit your own Wikipedia account? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict-of-interest_editing_on_Wikipedia http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120124/12113517528/making-case-pr-pros-editing-wikipedia.shtml http://www.quora.com/Wikipedia/Is-it-ethical-to-edit-a-wikipedia-page-that-is-about-yourself-or-a-group-event-you-are-affiliated-with Sepukku by legal potentia: Encryption and Privacy services throwing themselves on their swords to keep the NSA from getting to them. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/10/cryptoseal-vpn-shuts-down-rather-than-risk-nsa-demands-for-crypto-keys/ Ro’s Thing: …

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Sep 28

Episode 71 – Lackadaisy Cats

On tonight’s show, we have Nelson and our old friend Viga! We take a very mellow approach to this show in light of all the seriousness in the news recently and talk about Water on Mars, Viga’s perspective on the shootings in DC, and people being left on Mars. Viga’s link: MLP Po-Mo Nelson’s thing: …

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