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Aug 14 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 15 August 2016

News of the Bogus:

16:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: “Clinton Body Count” Conspiracy Theorists http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/bodycount.asp

31:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The News Media https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160808/18065135188/no-new-study-does-not-say-uber-has-no-effect-drunk-driving.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “Overregulation stifles creativity. It smothers innovation. It gives dinosaurs a veto over the future. It wastes the extraordinary opportunity for a democratic creativity that digital technology enables.” —Lawrence Lessig

Aug 07 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 8 August 2016

Co-Hosts: Charles Thomas and Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: Salon.com (nominated by Neil Purcell) http://www.salon.com/2016/07/31/the_moral_case_for_hillary_clinton_even_if_you_might_dislike_her_this_isnt_the_year_to_back_a_third_party_candidate/

Idiot Extraordinaire: Jill Stein http://www.patheos.com/blogs/accordingtomatthew/2016/08/jill-stein-thinks-wi-fi-could-be-dangerous-for-our-brains/

This Week’s Quote: “Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.” —E.O. Wilson

Jun 12 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 13 June 2016

Co-Host: Jim Goebel

News of the Bogus:

22:00 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The NSA https://news.vice.com/article/edward-snowden-leaks-tried-to-tell-nsa-about-surveillance-concerns-exclusive

Silver Cluon Award: Gilbert Arap Bor (see next story)

32:08 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The European Green Party https://risk-monger.com/2016/06/08/how-to-starve-africa-ask-the-european-green-party/

This Week’s Quote: “The world faces a choice, by spending a relatively little amount of money on proven solutions, we can help poor farmers feed themselves and their families and continue writing the story of a steadily more equitable world. Or we can decide to tolerate a very different world in which one in seven people needlessly lives on the edge of starvation.” —Bill Gates

Apr 17 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 18 April 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

23:41 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Brian Bergstein https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601145/what-if-apple-is-wrong/

31:06 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The RIAA https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-says-youtube-is-running-a-dmca-protection-racket-160412/

This Week’s Quote: “Our trend in copyright law has been to enclose as much as we can; the consequence of this enclosure is a stifling of creativity and innovation. If the Internet teaches us anything, it is that great value comes from leaving core resources in a commons, where they’re free for people to build upon as they see fit.” —Lawrence Lessig

Nov 08 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 9 November 2015

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

29:02 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Environmentalists http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/canadian-researcher-targeted-by-hate-campaign-over-fukushima-findings/article27060613/

34:12 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Simon Maloy http://www.salon.com/2015/11/03/charles_kochs_power_trip_billionaire_libertarian_sees_no_problem_in_buying_the_sort_of_government_he_prefers/

This Week’s Quote: “The energy potentially available to us is for all practical purposes unlimited; but access to it is blocked. It is blocked, above all, by anti-technology sentiment, environmental paranoia, and interference in natural markets. Beyond these obstacles, there is little that science and technology cannot eventually overcome. We further believe that pollution and destruction of the environment is not an essential by product of technology; on the contrary, more science and better technology are needed to keep the environment clean.” —Petr Beckmann

Oct 25 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 26 October 2015

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

25:41 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Sheldon Whitehouse https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151021/15335432591/sheldon-whitehouse-freaks-out-blames-pro-botnet-lobby-rejecting-his-terrible-cfaa-amendment.shtml

31:54 – Idiot Extraordinaire: CNN (nominated by BlameThe1st) http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/19/politics/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-poll/

This Week’s Quote: “You now have two distinct ways of gathering information beyond what you yourself can experience. One of them is less a medium than an environment—the Internet—with a huge multiplicity of points of view, lots of different ways to find out what’s going on in the world…a cacophony of viewpoints that doesn’t have any political coherence at all, a beautiful melee, but it doesn’t have the capacity to create large blocs of belief. The other medium, TV, has a…very uniform belief block. TV in America created the most coherent reality distortion field that I’ve ever seen. Therein is the problem: People who vote watch TV, and they are hallucinating like a sonofabitch. Basically, what we have in this country is government by hallucinating mob.” —John Perry Barlow

Sep 13 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 14 September 2015

Co-Hosts: Dave Turcotte, Matt Page, and Jeremiah Harding

IP Special:

This Week’s Quote: “Digital files cannot be made uncopyable, any more than water can be made not wet.” —Bruce Schneier

Aug 02 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 3 August 2015

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

41:52 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Lisa Monaco (nominated by Dallas Wildman) https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/edward-snowden

49:38 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Marie Lodi http://jezebel.com/is-office-air-conditioning-a-sexist-conspiracy-1719883384

57:58 – Tag: Erin Pizzey https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erin_Pizzey

This Week’s Quote: “The rest of us have never embraced your victim mentality; we are not victims. We are people, the same way that men are. We are equal, yet different. We, unlike you, realize that is not mutually exclusive.” —Lori Ziganto

Mar 01 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 2 March 2015

Co-Host: Jakob Morris

News of the Bogus:

25:17 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Total Wipes Music Group http://torrentfreak.com/the-worlds-most-idiotic-copyright-complaint-150222/

31:22 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Montana House Rep. David Moore http://www.opposingviews.com/i/politics/montana-representative-seeks-ban-tight-clothing

This Week’s Quote: “Creativity and innovation always builds on the past. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds upon it. Free societies enable the future by limiting this power of the past. Ours is less and less a free society.” —Lawrence Lessig

Jun 22 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 23 June 2014

Co-Hosts: Charles Thomas and Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

26:26 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Dr. Mehmet Oz http://www.popsci.com/article/science/dr-oz-defends-his-pseudoscientific-claims-harmless-flowery-language

35:04 – Idiot Extraordinaire: scientific researchers http://skeptoid.com/blog/2014/06/12/i-want-to-drink-a-homeopathic-preparation-of-hiv-contaminated-blood/

45:21 – Tag: Bowl game’s new name is Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24591614/bitcoin-to-be-new-title-sponsor-for-st-petersburg-bowl

This Week’s Quote: “The most important questions of life are, for the most part, really only problems of probability.” —Pierre Simon de Laplace

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