This week on the show, Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman tells us about his five all-time favorite songs that should be on your summer playlist and Preemptive Love Coalition founder Jeremy Courtney discusses the escalating violence in Iraq—and how you can help. We also hear about the hazards of the ‘Pokemon Go’ craze, figure out how to improve the game of golf, discuss bullying on Twitter and much more! Read More
A new trailer at Oliver Stone’s take on the story of Edward Snowden has been released, and it looks like an interesting look at the controversial real-life whistleblower. At recent screening of the film at Comic Con, Snowden himself—who is wanted by the United States and is currently living in Russia—appeared via video chat, and said that though at first, the idea of the movie made him uneasy, he likes the final film.
As The Verge notes, he told reporters, "I don't think anybody looks forward to having a movie made about themselves" but is glad it is a way to "reach new audiences in new ways and get people talking about things that they don't have time to read or look for in the academic sense.”
The film, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, hits theaters on Sept. 16. Discuss
The future is now. A company called Modobag has unveiled their new product that allows travelers to no longer have to worry about long walks between airport terminals. Instead, they can literally just ride on top of motorized suitcases like a true boss.
They’ve launched an Indiegogo campaign, which has (obviously) already surpassed its fundraising goal of $52,000, so there’s a good chance you’ll start seeing business travelers proudly riding atop luggage in airports around the world when they ship in January. The bags cruise at 8 MPH and are already TSA and FAA approved.
Seriously, watch this video. The revolution has begun. Discuss
Netflix is going all-in with its Marvel franchises. At San Diego Comic Con this week, the streaming network not only show teasers for the new season of Jessica Jones and the first season of Luke Cage, but also announced that its hit Daredevil would be returning for a third season.
The streaming provider has big plans for the shows. In addition to creating another show based on Jon Bernthal’s Punisher—who appears in Daredevil—Netflix is also bringing the Hells Kitchen heroes (along with Iron Fist), together, for their own super-team in another series, called The Defenders.
You’ll soon have a lot of binge watching to do. Discuss
Even if you’re not a fan of the actual summer Olympic sporting events, the Olympics themselves remain a inspiring feat of global collaboration and unity. It’s that spirit of unity that is captured so well in this new commercial from Samsung, which features 15 national anthems mashed up into one “International Anthem.” It’s pretty great. Discuss
The resurgence of Pokemon continues. Following the unprecedented success of the new "Pokemon Go" app—which is now officially the biggest smartphone game in history—a new, live action Pokemon movie is in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is being fast-tracked and will begin production next year. The new movie will star a new character, named “Detective Pikachu,” and though no plot details have been announced, we’re guessing it will have something to do with the heroic efforts to keep "Pokemon Go" servers from repeatedly crashing, momentarily destroying lives all over the planet. Discuss