This Is Happening America
By 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.
||CleanEpisode 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 diminis||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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 t||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode 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||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode 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 c||5/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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 tha||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode 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: cartoo||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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 Podcast to discuss their upcoming 300th episode recorded LIVE!. We got together||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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||4/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode 10.5: Pumped Up Kicks||tiha10.5.mp3File Size: 17415 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this very special minisode another installment of Justin Ruins A Song we take on Foster The People's Pumped Up Kicks. Tune in and find out what this super catchy song of summer||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode 9.5: The Oscars!||tiha9.5.mp3File Size: 18395 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this very special minisode of This Is Happening America Mark Explains The Academy Awards, Justin has a revelation about American Society, and we hit on a major problem plaguing Hollywood. You||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Sounds Familiar||tiha9.mp3File Size: 48200 kbFile Type: mp3Download File This week we deep dive the American Democracy by traveling back to the fall of The Roman Republic and examine what happens when governments become too democratic. It may surprise you to learn that||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: Impasse||tihabonus_impasse.mp3File Size: 17707 kbFile Type: mp3Download File This week TIHA brings you a bonus episode that doesn't really fit anywhere else. Impasse offers a behind the scenes look into the show as Mark and Justin struggle to find common ground||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode 8.5: MMMBop||tiha8.5.mp3File Size: 12492 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this minisode it's time for Justin to deconstruct another song explaining the true meaning behind those catchy lyrical and musical hooks...effectively ruining it forever. This week it's the s||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Alternative Facts or Rolls Off The Tongue||tiha8.mp3File Size: 46481 kbFile Type: mp3Download File It's a more mature, and polished podcast, but still the same hard hitting analysis of American Culture that you deserve. In this episode we get to the root of the alternative facts plaguing Ame||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode 7.5: This Is Us||tiha7.5.mp3File Size: 7223 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this week's very special minisode of "Mark Explains Things" Mark tells and endearing story of woe, friendship, and triumph; Justin laughs, and we all hear the story of how we met. That's right||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Seems Reasonable||tiha7.mp3File Size: 46537 kbFile Type: mp3Download File Episode 7 closes the garage door on the grunge phase of the show. We're growing up and taking a look at growing unrest in America's Cities. As the President and Mayor take each other to task on Tw||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Out Of The Past||tiha6.mp3File Size: 62923 kbFile Type: mp3Download File We're just two guys trying to create a podcast worthy of your time, sometimes that means there aren't enough hands or ears or time to go around. Apologies for how long it took to get this episode||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode 5.5: "Hey Ya!"||tiha5.5.mp3File Size: 15848 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this very special minisode Justin takes on the the OutKast mega hit Hey Ya! off of the double album Speakerbox/Love Below. Mark gives us his best rendition of the song amidst some blistering||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Scrappy Little Underdog||thia5.mp3File Size: 74044 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In episode four of the podcast we recap 2016 "The Year of the Underdog!" We do our best to process the craziness of the year. Mark pummels Justing with a staggering list of 2016 Celebrity Deaths.||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode 4 . 5: Gravitational Waves||tiha4.5.mp3File Size: 14741 kbFile Type: mp3Download File While we continue to edit episode 5 enjoy this minisode with the second installment of MARK EXPLAINS THINGS! Thank you so much for supporting our little show. We're committed to bringing you the||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: How Are You Mark?||tiha4.mp3File Size: 97680 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In episode four of the podcast of the people, for the people, that points out the irony of the people we update topics from episodes past, clarify what exactly the twelve days of Christmas are, ta||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Viewers or Listeners?||tiha3.mp3File Size: 54856 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In episode three of the podcast we talk the Dakota Access Pipeline and the United States troubled history with honoring its word regarding American Indians. In local news brief Indonesia's war||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Harambe||tiha2_v2.0.mp3File Size: 74751 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In episode two of the podcast we debrief the 2016 Presidential election explaining why the outcome was totally predictable. In the first installment of "Justin Ruins Your Favorite Songs" w||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Pilot||tiha1_v2.0.mp3File Size: 38032 kbFile Type: mp3Download File It's the Pilot Episode of the podcast for the people, by the people, that finds the irony of the people. We talk the 2016 Presidential Election, fashion, bees, and more! Stories we me||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Smart, Funny, and informative
I laugh, I cry, I'm informed. Love the Basket of Deplorables and the Star Spangled Awesome Award. I love when they "ruin a song I love" it's not really ruined, but I'll never listen to them the same way again!
Great podcast! "Hey Ya!" is a comfy place to start! Who doesn't love that song!!! But what the heck is it really about? Genius.
Do yourself a favor and TUNE IN!
I LOVE podcasts and This Is Happening America has become a quick favorite! Each episode makes me laugh and I always walk away feeling more informed. I especially liked the episodes which covered STANDING ROCK. I feel like no mainstream media was/is covering it--- and so I actually find myself depending on This Is Happening America to give me what's really happening in this strange time for media that we are living in. Keep up the fabulous, well-researched work Justin & Mark!