Mother of all Bombshells  

This week on "Bombshell," we dissect Trump’s first 100 days: whither America First, Axis of Adults (or just the big kids table?), budget shenanigans, and delegating all the things. But first, Mira Rapp-Hooper joins us to walk through the state of play on the Korean Peninsula (and reveals where you can get literal bombshells made into knives). And then Loren and Erin confess why all we want in life is Mara Jade back in the Star Wars canon.

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North Korea risk too high for military option,” Robert Litwak, USA Today “Could Playing Chicken with North Korea Really Pay Off?,” Jon Wolfstahl, Foreign Policy “Confusion, chaos after Taliban breach Afghan base in deadly attack,” Abdul Matin, Reuters “Keeping Up Civ-Mil Relations,” Mara Karlin and Loren Schulman, War on the Rocks  “Persistence of Trump Derangement Syndrome,” Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker “Trump Has Pivoted to Scoring Easy Wins,” Jonah Goldberg, National Review “Trump Foreign Policy at 100 Days: The Downside of Unpredictability,” Olivier Knox, Yahoo News “US Foreign Policy and the Trump Administration's Axis of Adults,” by Dan Drezner, The Washington Post “The End of Foreign Aid As We Know It,”  Bryant Harris, et al, Foreign Policy “Mattis tells Hill Trump budget won't fully rebuild military,” Jeremy Herb, CNN

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Ep 247 - SPECIAL: The Theories of Everything Part 3  

After hearing the Theories of Everything Part 1 and Part 2, everyone got suuuuuuper jealous that Hunter was getting Spiros all to himself. In the spirit of Mixed Mental Arts, Hunter decided to share Spiros with Dave Colan, Cate Fogarty, Andrew Hunter and Christopher Leon Price.

Continuing off from the last conversation, Spiros unpacks how he thinks of truth in thinking about physical reality. Then, Dave Colan (after struggling to remember Sam Harris' name) brings up Sam's recent comments about Hunter on the Joe Rogan Experience. Sam's comments prove to be an excellent teaching opportunity because they reveal the sort of theories we form about other people based on limited and emotionally provocative evidence. The whole point that I (Hunter) was trying to clumsily make on Joe Rogan was that because of the Dunbar Number most humans are an abstraction. We have to stereotype. The question is what we stereotype around. Spending time at Oaks Christian, it was clear that the stereotype people had of scientists was formed around people like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins was formed around people who insulted beliefs they did not understand. In fact, I came to realize that Jesus Christ was a better neuroscientist than Sam Harris which you can read about here. Now, Sam has proved my point. He has formed an opinion about me based on very limited evidence and his feeeeeeeeeelings about me. It's an amazing demonstration of #DescartesError and the #DunbarNumber. Is the model that Sam Harris laid out of Hunter Maats a good model of me? Well, I'll leave that for you to judge. But take a look at what he has said here. For regular listeners to Mixed Mental Arts, you'll see that while Sam's impression of me is perfectly understandable that it's a great example of what Spiros talks about with "truncate and renormalize." Sam has a truncated data set around who I am and that he has then renormalized around that very limited data. Can he justify his impression? Of course! He can point to that very limited amount of information and justify his impression. And yet, there's other data. There's over 200 episodes of Bryan and me interviewing hundreds of different scientists and then synthesizing those ideas together into a coherent worldview. Sam Harris has said I'm wrong about the "relevant biology." That's a huge problem. Whether I'm wrong or he is doesn't much matter. What matters is that the "relevant biology" has become so overcomplicated and atomized that either me (a Harvard biochemistry grad who has interviewed hundreds of scientists) or him (a neuroscience PhD) don't understand the "relevant biology." If we can't figure it out, then it's no wonder science can't win the public over. Science needs to figure out and present a coherent worldview in order to effectively win people over. The #MarchForScience is a nice show of support...but which science are these people in favor of? Is it rationalism or intuitionism? Is it the multi-level selection of David Sloan Wilson, Jon Haidt and Joe Henrich or the gene-centric model of Dawkins and Harris? And, more basically, what is science anyway? Because it's clear that Spiros, Jon Haidt and me are operating on a very different understanding of what science is than Sam Harris is. Sam Harris has painted a picture of religious people with statistics that is actually a terrible model of who they actually are. I'm an apatheist. I don't really care about God. I don't go to Church or Mosque. I care about practically improving people's lives using whatever tools are available. And that's why I'd moved on from Sam Harris and was focused on making Smart Go Pop but then Brentwood Boy got so emotional about the whole thing that he couldn't help saying Candyman five times. As Cate Fogarty points out in this article, I was just doing exactly what Joe Rogan did with Carlos Mencia. I was calling out someone who was hurting the community. Why does Joe defend Sam? Because Joe has feeeeeeeeeelings about Sam that cause him to value defending his friend over examining the evidence impartially. Sam Harris is Joe Rogan's sacred cow. And that's okay. That's the way humans work. All of us. You, me, New Atheists and old school Arabs. And if we want to have a better world, then we all have to stop pretending like we have it all figured out and start reflecting on the problems in our own culture and do the difficult work of self-reflection and calling out the Fundamentalists who have wrapped themselves in the flag of our cherished causes. As I've covered in earlier episodes, the challenge for people is to spot who is and who is not a Fundamentalist and to see who preaches our values but doesn't actually practice them. Joe Rogan's defense of Sam Harris will reveal before this community just how hard this is. Thank you, Sam Harris! You're the best. You beautifully proved my point and have created the social drama that will drive attention to the science. Don't believe me. Decide for yourself. That's what science is about. It's not about authority or Harvard or PhDs. It's about forming better Theories of Everything by breaking your old theories to make room for better and better ones. People do that all the time with TV shows. Look at Game of Thrones. People had theories about whether Jon Snow was dead. Then, they were confronted with the evidence of the next season. Many theories died and people moved on. You can't break your old theories unless you're exposed to the evidence and you can't be exposed to the evidence if the people who are the public faces of science don't tell you about it. That's why Mixed Mental Arts has branded an alternative to The Four Horsemen. We call it The Holy Trinity of Cultural Evolution. They present newer and much more powerful Theories of Everything. WE DO NOT WANT YOU TO BELIEVE US. That's not what science is about. It's not about human authority. It's about the evidence. So, examine it and draw your own conclusions and then let's hash them out and see if we can all evolve better Theories of Everything together. The internet is our intellectual thunderdome. Sam Harris just dragged his public persona into the arena when he said I was wrong about the "relevant biology." May the best ideas win. Two ideas enter. One idea leaves. Idea dying time is here. In other news, Spiros is now going to be taking any and all questions and answering them for you through Mixed Mental Arts. Send questions to @quantum_spiros! Also send him requests for more 80's cartoon theme songs in Greek. Love to all humanity - Toto
137: Finding a Fitness Plan that Works for You with Andrew Hannon  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Andrew Hannon. Andrew is a personal trainer and fitness professional and golf fitness instructor with Premier Fitness Systems.

Andrew is a huge proponent of golf fitness and performance and believes that the general public can benefit from the techniques and concepts of golf fitness training through mobility, flexibility, and dynamic movement, while still combining traditional strength and athletic movements. Andrew’s view on health and fitness is not necessarily about looking ripped or toned year round with high-intensity workouts, but about a lifestyle change through active habits, maintainable nutritional choices, and a healthy mindset of self-worth.

Andrew loves working with all types of people and enjoys creating valuable interpersonal relationships that can help clients exceed their goals. He enjoys learning about his clients to ensure a fun, motivational and fulfilling workout.
Andrew Hannon’s Background

Andrew started as an athlete in a small town in Kansas where he participated in three sports in high school.
His sports career continued at Baker University where he played baseball and basketball.
During that time Andrew began to find his true passion for fitness and performance.
While majoring in Exercise Science his knowledge on fitness and health continued to grow.
Andrew is a TPI certified trainer and works with golfers of all levels from amateur, recreational, professional, as well as other individuals simply looking to move better and get stronger.

Highlights from this Episode

Andrew shares his background growing up as a baseball and basketball player ans how he ended up getting into the fitness business, eventually making his way to Arizona to specialize working with golfers.
We talk about some of the bigger pieces a golfer needs to pay attention to when thinking about golf fitness and mobility. Andrew looks at three main things whenever he starts consulting with a new client: how well they hinge, their pelvis, and what they do with their feet.
How to get clients to ‘buy in’ to working on certain movements that are really important to work on, but may not be quite as exciting as jumping right into lifting heavy weights.
Why people have such a resistance to warming up properly when they get to the range or course. Andrew sees so many golfers who have injured themselves, and it can largely be prevented with a decent warm up. We talk about a few simple exercises that anyone can do before they start swinging a club.
To see some of Andrew's warm-up videos, go to his Instagram feed.
We talk about Andrew’s three main pillars of health and fitness, and how everyone can apply them to live a better life. They are:

create active habits
maintainable nutritional choices
a healthy mindset of self-worth.

We discuss the importance of finding something that interests you and that specifically addresses what you want, need, will adhere to in order to become your best self and enjoy the process of getting better!

Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?
Happy Gilmore
What would be your walk up song to the tee? 
Nelly – Country Grammar
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with, and where?
Jackie Robinson at Eagle Bend in Lawrence, Kansas
What has you most excited moving forward into 2017?
We just had our first golf performance workshop at PFS, and it was really successful. I’m looking forward to doing more of them, and learning more as I go.
Where to find Andrew Hannon:


Instagram: @Ando_pfs
Other links from this episode:
Episode 111: Inspiring change through passion, innovation, and movement with Brandon Harris & Greg McLean of PFS

Texans All-Access: April 21  

Marc Vandermeer, Deepi Sidhu and John Harris talk through Rick Smith's press conference, the newly released schedule and so much more.

151-Double-Crossing the Nazis  

In 1941, Catalonian chicken farmer Juan Pujol made an unlikely leap into the world of international espionage, becoming a spy first for the Germans, then for the British, and rising to become one of the greatest double agents of World War II. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe Pujol's astonishing talent for deceiving the Nazis, which led one colleague to call him "the best actor in the world."

We'll also contemplate a floating Chicago and puzzle over a winding walkway.


In 1999, Kevin Baugh declared his Nevada house an independent republic.

Foxie the dog stayed by her master's side for three months after his hiking death in 1805.

Sources for our feature on Juan Pujol:

Juan Pujol, Operation Garbo, 1985.

Jason Webster, The Spy With 29 Names, 2014.

Tomás Harris, Garbo: The Spy Who Saved D-Day, 2000.

Stephan Talty, Agent Garbo, 2012.

Thomas M. Kane, Understanding Contemporary Strategy, 2012.

David C. Isby, "Double Agent's D-Day Victory," World War II 19:3 (June 2004), 18,20.

Marc De Santis, "Overlooked Reasons Overlord Succeeded," MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History 26:4 (Summer 2014), 15-16.

David Kahn, "How I Discovered World War II's Greatest Spy," Cryptologia 34:1 (December 2009), 12-21.

Stephen Budiansky, "The Art of the Double Cross," World War II 24:1 (May 2009), 38-45,4.

Kevin D. Kornegay, "Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies," Army Lawyer, April 2014, 40-43.

Gene Santoro, "Harbor of Hope and Intrigue," World War II 26:2 (July/August 2011), 26-28.

P.R.J. Winter, "Penetrating Hitler's High Command: Anglo-Polish HUMINT, 1939-1945," War in History 18:1 (January 2011), 85-108.

Neville Wylie, "'An Amateur Learns his Job'? Special Operations Executive in Portugal, 1940–42," Journal of Contemporary History 36:3 (July 2001), 441-457.

"An Unexpected Threat to the Normandy Invasion," World War II 31:5 (January/February 2017), 16.

"'Agent Garbo,' The Spy Who Lied About D-Day," All Things Considered, National Public Radio, July 7, 2012.

Tom Morgan, "Revealed: How a Homesick Wife Nearly Blew It for the British Double Agent Who Fooled Hitler," Telegraph, Sept. 28, 2016.

Adam Lusher, "How a Dozen Silk Stockings Helped Bring Down Adolf Hitler," Independent, Sept. 27, 2016.

Ian Cobain, "D-Day Landings Put at Risk by Double-Agent's Homesick Wife," Guardian, Sept. 27, 2016.

Listener mail:

Mark Torregrossa, "Superior Mirages Over Chicago Skyline Now Appearing," mlive, April 18, 2017.

Allison Eck, "The Perfectly Scientific Explanation for Why Chicago Appeared Upside Down in Michigan," Nova Next, May 8, 2015.

Jonathan Belles, "Fata Morgana Provides Eerie Look at Chicago Across Lake Michigan,", April 18, 2017.

Listener Jason Gottshall directed us to these striking photos of the Chicago mirage.

"5.17a- Supplemental Gregor MacGregor," Revolutions, Oct. 24, 2016.

Brooke Borel, The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking, 2016.

This week's lateral thinking puzzle was contributed by listener Alon Shaham, who sent this corroborating link (warning: this spoils the puzzle).

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Your's Truly Johnny Dollar - The Royal Street Matter (11-25-56)  

The Royal Street Matter (Aired November 25, 1956)
The weekday serialized episodes are generally acknowledged as some of the finest radio detective shows ever produced. There were fifty six multi-part shows in all: fifty four five-part shows, one six-part show, and one nine-part show. The serialized episodes continued until November 2, 1956 when the series again reverted to a once a week, thirty minute format. Bob Bailey continued in the lead, until "The Empty Threat Matter" of November 27, 1960, when the Hollywood run ended. The guest stars and supporting casts were always first rate, attracting the best radio actors in both Los Angeles and New York. Pat McCracken was played by several actors – most frequently, by Larry Dobkin. Particularly noteworthy was the work of Virginia Gregg, who played many roles, including Johnny's girlfriend Betty Lewis. Harry Bartell was also a frequent guest, who did many of the Spanish dialect roles when Johnny went to a Latin American country. Other frequent guest performers were Parley Baer, Tony Barrett, John Dehner, Don Diamond, Sam Edwards, Herb Ellis, Frank Gerstle, Stacy Harris, Jack Kruschen, Forrest Lewis and Howard McNear. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: November 25, 1956. CBS network. "The Royal Street Matter". Sustaining. A New Orleans antique shop has had a fire, but the owner refuses to file a claim! Why? Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Forrest Lewis, Lou Merrill, Lawrence Dobkin, Frank Gerstle, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 30:20. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

Texans All-Access: April 19  

Marc Vandermeer and John Harris sit down with former Houston Texans wide receiver and first retired Houston Texan, Andre Johnson. 

Prequel to Episode 161  

Real talk of Streets of Fire, kissing theories, and much more is covered on this week’s mini-sode! Paul goes through Corrections and Omissions for The Lake House, we hear Blake J. Harris interview Michael Pare about Streets of Fire (hear the whole thing in HDTGM: Origin Stories on Stitcher Premium), and Paul recommends great things to check out in Paul’s Pick of the Week. Plus, you’ll find out which movie that deals with the importance of family we are watching next!Where to Find Jason, June & Paul:Paul’s new comedy Drive Share is available on Go90. You can see June and Paul on NTSF:SD:SUV:: on HULU. June stars in Grace and Frankie on Netflix, as well as Lady Dynamite alongside with Jason.Jason can be seen in The Lego Batman Movie, How to Be Single, Sleeping with Other People, and is still indeed in The Dictator.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace ( code: BONKERS).

352 Chris Harris, Kenny Stevenson  

Host of the "Harris Football Podcast" Chris Harris joins the Sklars this week to get deep into draft talk. Chris explains why the Browns shouldn't pursue a one-year quarterback straight out of college and predicts which teams will change their fortunes. During Quick Hits, they touch on a UFC fighter with implant issues and Pacman Jones' latest provocation, and finally, Kris Kristofferson calls in to voice his issues with the recent bombings. This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (

Represent #40: Brown Girls Creators Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey  

Aisha Harris talks to Brown Girls writer Fatimah Asghar and director Sam Bailey about their critically-acclaimed web series. And Every Single Word creator Dylan Marron shares his “Pre-Woke Watching” story.

For links on what we discuss check out our show page.

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Gronk's Fate, Small School Players, Fave Movies & Much More  

We have a smorgasbord for you! We react to Mike Gillislee signing with the Patriots, review the rookie QBs and TEs, and do a Q&A with listener voices asking the questions about stuff as diverse as Rob Gronkowski's value, Mike Evans's regression, Golden Tate's diet and our fave movies of the '80s. Big fun! Guest: Jim McCormick of ESPN, Bleacher Report and RotoCurve.



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Texans All-Access: April 18  

Marc Vandermeer and John Harris talk about Andre Johnson's retirement, potential quarterbacks and so much more.

Which will be the most popular European soccer league in US in next decade? World Soccer Talk Podcast  

World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast from Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps. In the NEW episode, number 23, we cover a range of topics including: • Our opinions about which will be the most popular European soccer league on US TV in the next decade, • Analysis of NBC’s trip to England and FOX’s coverage of MLS and Champions League, • Important news for cord cutters who want NBC, • The latest TV ratings from NWSL, MLS, Man United-Chelsea and other soccer games on US TV, • Plus questions from YOU, the

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KenFM im Gespräch mit: Elliott C. Harris (Podcast)  

Elliott C. Harris lebt ein bewegtes Leben. Geboren auf den Bahamas, groß geworden in Trinidad & Tobago, zieht es ihn […]

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Tameka "Tiny" Harris and Daughter Zonnique Open Up  

Tameka "Tiny" Harris sets the record straight on how she really felt when T.I. called their marriage "a distraction," their impending divorce and what's next for her (hint: Xscape is reuniting). Plus, we chat with Tiny's daughter Zonnique about the inspiration for debut EP, Love Jones, and how she fell in love with her NFL star boyfriend Damian Swann

No era para tanto. El Radio 1.141. 19/04/2017  

¡Tremendo escándalo en el Santiago Bernabéu! ¡Atraco a mano armada perpetrado por un árbitro húngaro! Estos son los hechos... ¡Caramba! Pues por lo que decís, de lo comentado, casi nada de nada. Becarios: @Orceman07 Min. 00 Seg. 57 – Hasta siempre, Mert Min. 06 Seg. 57 – Introducción Min. 13 Seg. 43 – Un tipo muy gracioso y cizañero Min. 21 Seg. 40 – Pues no veo el escándalo por ninguna parte Min. 28 Seg. 50 – Kassai & Aytekin Min. 36 Seg. 05 - Alemanes de toda la vida Min. 41 Seg. 38 - Mucho ruido y pocas nueces Min. 48 Seg. 40 - Una extraña casualidad Emmylou Harris, Dick Gaughan & otros - Wild Mountain Thyme David Bowie (Milton Keynes 05/08/1990) Space Oddity Station To Station Stay The Jean Genie > Gloria Fashion Fame Young Americans

204: Ayahuasca:  An exploration into the powerful medicinal effects of this mystical brew with Rachel Harris.  

Psychologist Rachel Harris, PhD is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety.

She was in private practice for thirty-five years working with people interested in psychospiritual development. During a decade working in research, Rachel received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator’s Award and published more than forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals.

She has also consulted to Fortune 500 companies and the United Nations. 

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Culture Gabfest: Five Men and a Baby Edition  

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the new documentary Five Came Back with creator Mark Harris, the end of the show Girls with The New Yorker's Jia Tolentino, and the United Airlines fiasco with Laura Miller.

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Five Men and a Baby Edition  

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the new documentary Five Came Back with creator Mark Harris, the end of the show Girls with The New Yorker's Jia Tolentino, and the United Airlines fiasco with Laura Miller.

The Slate Culture Gabfest is brought to you by Rocket Mortgage from Quicken Loans. When it comes to the big decision of choosing a mortgage lender, work with one that has your best interests in mind. Use Rocket Mortgage for a transparent, trustworthy home loan process that’s completely online at

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Texans All-Access: April 17  

John Harris, Marc Vandermeer and Deepi Sidhu sit down with David Quessenberry to talk about his recovery and return to the Texans.

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