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#65 - Phase 2, protests, and the return of Studio 2

#65 - Phase 2, protests, and the return of Studio 2

We are officially back in the studio (studio 2). We actually really like the Skype version for guests and occasionally for just us as well, but it feels nice to be back in the same room. This week we cover our top-picks for headlines in the news this week, cover some tech/political topics, share some TIL’s and end with some Showerthoughts. If you like the show (or even if you don’t) please share it with others who you think might like to join the conversations we start. If you like the music check out the artist here: theearthonfireIntro song links: Spotify Apple MusicPlease subscribe to us on YouTube and join us live for our weekly recording!Follow us on InstagramFollow us on Facebook for the easiest way find us live (YouTube Links will be posted there)Links discussed in episode:Seattle’s Hottest New Neighborhood Is The Capitol Hill Organized ProtestNorth Korea’s Wrecking of Liaison Office a ‘Death Knell’ for Ties With the SouthWhy Did Kim Jong-un’s Sister  Become the Face of North Korea?Zoom says China asked it to censor pro-democracy activists in US and it obeyedZoom Acknowledges It Suspended Activists' Accounts At China's RequestFox News publishes digitally altered and misleading images of Seattle demonstrationsOutrage over police brutality has finally convinced Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM to rule out selling facial recognition tech to law enforcement.Washington city prints its own wooden money to assist residents, merchants during pandemicU.S. reports 41,407 new cases of coronavirus so far today, the biggest one-day increase since the pandemic beganPetition underway to rename Columbus, Ohio, 'Flavortown' as city removes Christopher Columbus statueCity commission candidate in Kentucky lights marijuana pipe in middle of debateTIL:TIL that Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of the Super Mario Bros franchise, considers the characters to be actors playing different roles in each game, hence why Bowser will be kidnapping the princess in one appearance and playing sports with Mario in another.TIL after the Beatles fired drummer Pete Best in favor of Ringo Starr, he formed a new band and released the album: "Best of the Beatles", a play on his own name. This led to disappointment from fans who bought the album without reading the track listing.Shower Thoughts:Light bulbs were such a good idea that they became a symbol for a good idea.If we invented immortality, people would probably have to go to school multiple times throughout their livesPutting dirty clothes on is so much more unbearable than keeping dirty clothes on.There's a non-zero chance that the mosquito that just bit you will get trapped in amber and some future civilization will extract your blood and clone you.Scarecrows work on humans if you make them creepy enough.That sharp pain you randomly feel in your organs could be you in a parallel world getting shot

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