Charity: Water's Scott Harrison

Today (March 22) is World Water Day, so on this week's show we talk to Charity: Water founder and CEO Scott Harrison. Scott is doing some significant things to fight the world water crisis, and he gives us some practical steps to engage the issue and help bring relief. We also introduce you to a great new indie/folk band, Mount Moriah. Plus, Jesse returns as an "older, wiser and more-mature" dad (not really), Cameron recounts his best birthday ever and the crew debates the awesomeness of going to space.

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Notable Jokes & Runs

3:13 - Cameron talks about having a floor seat at a Magic game, and getting photographed screaming at Dwight Howard, as well as how he got the licensing rights for the photo from USA Today Sports.

11:33 - Jesse talks about what it's like to be a dad. He talks about his son's hair (calling it Maddow-esque), and his ability to do impressions (Dr. Evil, and a sad baby).

27:54 - Cameron warns Jesse not to bring slices related to babies or parenthood.

70:08 - Cameron asks Jesse how much he would pay to fly past Jupiter. More space jokes.

Notable Guest Moments

48:44 - Introduction to Schott Harrison of Charity: Water.

60:21 - Introduction to Mount Moriah.

Other Notable Moments

1:50 - Jesse is back after his wife had a baby! Cameron talks about Jesse's absence and its effect on the podcast.

20:31 - Relevant Reccomends: Marnie Stern, the soundtrack to Dave Grohl's documentary about a recording studio and its soundboard, Rhye, Alabama Shakes,

28:34 - Jesse's slice about Twitter's newly-granted pattent, and about patent trolling in general. They talk about the patent on podcasting, which the holders are using to troll major podcasters. Also, the Shield Act, which would restrict patent trolling.

33:41 - Maya's slice about a company offering to pay someone to go on a vacation.

37:17 - Jesse provokes a long, extended discussion on whether or not it's worthwhile to spend lots of money just to go into space.

43:23 - Tyler's slice about an anonymous second grader's book, How to Be A Cool Person.

72:53 - Feedback to Question of the Week: "What is the most crazy engagement story you've heard of?"

77:09 - Chad explains the "Oops, I" jingle for corrections and apologies.

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Question of the Week

What are your tips on how to be cool?

Inspired by this story of a 2nd grader's book, we've decided to write a podcast book on how to be cool. Obviously, we need your help, so this week we're simply asking you for your tips on how to be cool.

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Mark Nehrenz

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Mark Nehrenz commented…

First, I've got to back Jesse up.

With $250,000 you could see SO many incredible places here on earth, and you could actually get out of the station wagon and experience them. Tyler and Cameron, space would indeed be awesome, but I would pay $10,000 max for the "look out the window at space" tour.

To be cool.

1.Be Bob Goff

2. Get involved in an environmental cause where the front man wears a union jack hat and photo-bomb screams at publicly televised events.

3. Hang out in the park across from the Strang's and dare your friends to taunt the Hoodman.

4. Scream like a screaming goat.

5. Make a living writing Rambo scripts.

Tiffany Forrester

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Tiffany Forrester commented…

How to be cool:

1. Go to space.

That is all.

thestewart

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thestewart commented…

Are you people out of your minds? You wouldn't want to go to space?! This is what's wrong with America -- no sense of perspective. Anyone can check out earth with a few bucks. But SPACE? What's money for the opportunity to kick gravity in the teeth?

Frankly I'd give up a kidney and/or a big toe for the opportunity to "look out the window" of a spaceship.

Grant Wardle

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Grant Wardle commented…

Totally agree with Jesse. A ride in a spaceship (the kind you get for $250,000 would be a lot like riding in a plane. Sure, 40,000 feet is pretty amazing, you're just sitting in a seat looking out a window. Lots of more amazing stuff to see for $250,000. Let's split it Jesse and go on an adventure.

Grant Wardle

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Grant Wardle commented…

How to be cool.....live in Canada....double meaning intended.

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