Thoughts of a Misanthrope
By Daniel Abendroth
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A different take on the news. This podcast aims to cover news articles from a new light. By making you look at what you see from a different perspective. It will also make you laugh and cry and appreciate life.
||ExplicitEp. 20 Colin Kaepernick and Patriotism||Over the past several weeks there has been major media attention on Colin Kaepernick, QB for the San Francisco 49ers, for taking a knee during the national anthem. Many view this as disrespectful toward US veterans and American as a whole.||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 19 PACs and the Road to an Oligarchy||A PAC is a useful tool in order to pool resources and funnel them into a common goal. A Super PAC is a useful tool in order to turn the country into a oligarchy. First off, it would be a good idea to explain what the hell a PAC is. It is a Political||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 18 Campaign Finance Reform||Campaign Finance Reform Campaign finance refers to the money candidates and parties raise during election season and how they spend it. They are big buzzwords used during the season, so in this episode we delve into how candidates get the money they ne.||7/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 17 Delegates and Conventions||Delegates and Conventions So the purpose of the primaries is to determine how many delegates there are for each candidate. The delegates then go to their party’s conventions in the summer. There’s the RNC and DNC, Republican National Convention,||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 16 Primaries and Caucuses||Primaries and Caucuses During an election cycle we hear a lot of vocabulary being thrown around that we almost never hear about at any other time. Terms like delegates, caucuses, super PACs, electoral college.||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 15 Foster Care: How We Have Failed Our Children||History of Foster Care The history of foster care dates back to the mid 19th century where there were 30k homeless children in New York. Moved them into farms for a better life. As a country, we have failed our children.||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 14 Civil Asset Forfeiture: When Cops Go Bad||Civil Asset Forfeiture The DOJ has ended the profit sharing portion of their civil asset forfeiture program Local police could keep as much as 80% of goods that are seized from alleged criminals http://www.businessinsider.||4/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 13 Starbucks: A Beacon of Hope||Story of Starbucks: A Beacon of Hope 3 dudes, 2 teachers and a writer, in Washington were inspired by Peet’s Coffee in San Francisco where they sold coffee, tea, and coffee beans. And with the blessing of Alfred Peet, owner of Peet’s Coffee,||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 12 Animal Testing: The True Cost of Looking Good||Animal testing for cosmetics has been banned by the EU, India, Israel, Norway and South Korea. Shockingly, it is still permitted in the US. It was once required in China in order to sell there, but there have been some changes.||3/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 11 Water Crisis In America||There is a water crisis in America. Recent media coverage of Flint, MI has brought to light some of the atrocities that are done to American people. Flint was getting its water from Detroit but then started getting it from the Flint River because It wa.||3/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 10: Surprising Super Bowl Commercials||This year’s batch of Super Bowl commercials were a disappointment. None were over the top hilarious and few left an impression. Some made me question why a company would spend millions to push a medicine. However,||2/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 9: Wasting Money – Military Style||The U.S. government has a massive budget. I’m talking trillions of dollars. It’s no surprise that some of that money is spent on questionable endeavors like Swedish massages for rabbits or watching grass grow.||2/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 8.1: Intermission||Thought of a Misanthrope has been picked up by the AM Podcast Network!! The show will be the same great content as before, only more efficient and better sound quality. In an effort to bring even more great content,||11/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 8: America Needs Welfare Reform||Find your Representatives Issues in Sports Stedman Baily gets fined for taking a nap. Cameron Heyward gets fined for honoring his father. NFL won’t allow DeAngelo Williams to wear pink. Effects of Poverty Five year study by NHIS NPR article about inst||10/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 7: John Oliver is an American Hero||Albuquerque firefighter resigns after being a complete idiot, John Oliver makes it into a court summary and much more. Albuquerque firefighter, dispatcher resigns after hanging up 911 call After Jaydon Chavez-Silver was shot at a party by unknown gunme.||10/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 6: Obama Supports the Troops||http://bit.ly/1FGut8Z Cormega Copening is facing five felony charges, and is being tried as an adult, for the exploitation of a minor. He was caught with naked pictures of a minor on his phone. However, the pictures were of himself.||9/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 5: Kill everyone who sins because of god’s love||Support the show by telling your friends about it. Then leave a rating and review on iTunes! Help take the show to the next level. Arizona pastor wishes death on Caitlyn Jenner and preaches it to his congregation So the bible preaches love right?||6/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 4: #TooManyHashtags||Supreme Court rules in favor Muslim woman over hijab Back in 2008 a Muslim woman was not hired for a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because her need for her hijab violated company polices. The company argued that she didn’t let them know that it was for||6/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 3: A New Beginning For The Show||Welcome back to the podcast. I am excited to restart it with better structure and a dialoge with my very special guest. My financé Michelle!! With this new format we have a great conversation about the idiots of the day.||5/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 2: The Fallacy of Digital Perceptions to an Analog Attribute||In this episode I discuss the real issues in LGBT rights and the idiocy of trying to debate whether it is a choice or not and why none of it really matter as well as bitch about Comcast and Time Warner. http://thoughtsofamisanthrope.||3/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 1: Why is the U.S. not using the metric system?||A alternate look into life, news, and the human condition.||3/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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Not Really a Different Take
First episode I listened to included incorrect assertions and the same opinions you would find on any number of cable news programs. Way more middle of the road than title suggests.