Category: Podcast Episodes

Feb 05 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 5 February 2017

Co-Host: Blake Pettys

News of the Bogus:

21:25 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Cockrell Hill Police Department https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170131/07340236595/police-say-no-evidence-value-was-lost-ransomware-attack-except-maybe-some-stuff-defense-lawyers-might-find-useful.shtml

27:35 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Nicholas Berthaume https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/02/01/federal-reserve-staffer-caught-mining-bitcoins-at-work-fined-5000/

This Week’s Quote: “Killing innocent people in retaliation for the sins of other people isn’t justice—it is terrorism. The terrorists were wrong to kill Americans to satisfy their grievances against American foreign policy. And to react to them by killing innocent foreigners would also be terrorism.” —Harry Browne

Jan 29 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 29 January 2017

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

21:20 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: “Concerned LastPass User” https://hackernoon.com/psa-lastpass-does-not-encrypt-everything-in-your-vault-8722d69b2032

27:45 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The FDA http://gizmodo.com/the-fdas-newly-proposed-gmo-rules-are-nonsense-1791519749

This Week’s Quote: All the food we eat—every grain of rice and kernel of corn—has been genetically modified. None of it was here before mankind learned to cultivate crops.” —Michael Specter

Jan 22 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 22 January 2017

Co-Host: Daniel Wilcox

News of the Bogus:

18:58 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Oxfam http://fusion.net/story/380433/oxfams-davos-wealth-inequality-wrong-misleading/

25:02 – Silver Cluon Award: Cris Thomas http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/01/whos-winning-the-cyber-war-the-squirrels-of-course/

30:04 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Donald Trump https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170113/08415036481/rudy-giuliani-to-head-up-trumps-cybersecurity-team-as-internet-laughs-giulianis-security-bona-fides.shtml
Trump’s cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient ‘easily hackable website’ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/13/giuliani_joomla_outdated_site/

This Week’s Quote: “National security is becoming an oxymoron in an age of cyberweapons. We need to work towards international security that works for everyone.” —Martin Hellman

Jan 15 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 15 January 2017

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

26:27 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: CNN and Buzzfeed (nominated by Neil Purcell) http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/omg-fake-news-cia-fell-incredible-golden-showerfable-trump/

32:54 – Idiot Extraordinaire: David Blaine http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/television/david-blaine-shoots-himself-in-the-mouth-as-famous-bullet-stunt-goes-wrong/news-story/c9e71c2edba1f1c6e25f7b83db64c678

This Week’s Quote: “It is a melancholy truth, that a suppression of the press could not more completely deprive the nation of its benefits, than is done by its abandoned prostitution to falsehood.” —Thomas Jefferson

Jan 08 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 8 January 2017

Co-Host: Jakob Morris

News of the Bogus:

16:22 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The news media

25:04 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Manville, NJ Board of Education https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/01/02/anti-gun-control-presentation-on-high-school-students-flash-drive-leads-to-psychological-exam-litigation/

This Week’s Quote: “The Second Amendment was written expressly to intimidate government officials and keep them in their place. The fact that politicians and bureaucrats, regardless of their party, detest it and want it obliterated proves that it works.” —L. Neil Smith

Jan 01 2017

2016 Wrap-Up

2016 Wrap-Up:

0:40 – Year in review

Idiot of the Year nominations:

This Week’s Quote: “Venezuela reaches the final stages of socialism: No toilet paper…Venezuela has demonstrated that ‘Socialism of the 21st Century’ is pretty much like socialism in the 20th century.” —David Boaz

Dec 11 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 12 December 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

15:16 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Accomack County (Virginia) Public Schools http://www.kiro7.com/news/trending-now/virginia-schools-ban-to-kill-a-mockingbird-huckleberry-finn-for-racial-slurs/472065070

23:02 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The US Copyright Office https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161201/18084736170/every-website-needs-to-re-register-with-copyright-office-who-cant-build-functioning-system.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “Take the addition, the changes, the copyright’s turn, take the changes to copyright’s scope, put it against the background of an extraordinarily concentrated structure of media, and you produce the fact that never in our history have fewer people controlled more of the evolution of our culture. Never.” —Lawrence Lessig

Nov 30 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 30 November 2016

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: Barack Obama https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161118/17160636087/president-obama-claims-he-cannot-pardon-snowden-hes-wrong.shtml

Idiot Extraordinaire: Jason Easley http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/09/proof-jill-stein-gary-johnson-cost-hillary-clinton-election.html

Tag: Joe Show – جو شو│الحلقة 23│الضباط داخلين الجنة – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8szud-pfEVA

This Week’s Quote: “I’m embarrassed for my country that in my entire voting life, there has never been a major-party candidate whom I felt I could vote for.” —John Perry Barlow

Nov 20 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 21 November 2016

Co-Host: Tim Dyson

“Housekeeping” PPV: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4zige4_housekeeping_shortfilms

News of the Bogus:

22:18 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Hillary Clinton https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161113/14342136032/hillary-clinton-looks-her-campaigns-many-missteps-decides-to-blame-james-comey-her-loss.shtml

30:10 – Silver Cluon Award: Matt Masur (nominated by Dallas Wildman) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-could-replace-president-trump-with-little_us_5829f25fe4b02b1f5257a6b7

35:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Janet Hull and Christina Sarich

This Week’s Quote: “The more amiability and esprit de corps there is among the members of a policy-making ingroup, the greater the danger that independent critical thinking will be replaced by groupthink, which is likely to result in irrational and dehumanizing actions directed against outgroups.” —Irving Janis

Nov 13 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 14 November 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

24:36 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Aaron Blake https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2016/11/07/how-faithless-electors-are-messing-with-our-electoral-maps-explained/

30:34 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Brodhead High School https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2016/11/01/a-school-wanted-to-teach-teens-about-safe-driving-so-students-were-told-their-classmates-died/

This Week’s Quote: “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” —H.L. Mencken

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