This week we talk to one of our favorite artists, Michael Gungor. His band, Gungor, has just finished recording their upcoming album, so he talks to us about the process and his take on being labeled a "worship" band. We also talk to columnist Kirsten Powers (USA Today, Fox News, ) about the Kermit Gosnell abortion clinic murder trial. Kirsten was the one who initially made the cry that this story should be front-page news, and she brings up some fascinating points in our conversation with her (don't miss the full interview below). And it wouldn't be a podcast without a new Hoodman story, so you can look forward to that too!
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Listen to the full interview with Kirsten Powers
Notable Jokes & Runs
7:47 - Jesse talks about playing Tetris on his TI-83 graphing calculator. He also recounts taking a math class called "Math and Society", and an art class called "Colored Pencil Drawing". Tyler's class on children's games, and Cameron's golf class. Tyler compares Cameron and Jesse's college to an Aryan youth camp.
30:47 - Cameron talks about calling the police to scare teenagers making out in front of his house. But only after standing in the window and watching them with the light on behind him, casting him in silhouette. The Hoodmen strikes again.
85:15 - Chad talks about his Youth Camping, Recreation, and Retreats class in college. Jesse says he will start a podcast called Teen Beatz, for radical teens who don't care about spelling.
Notable Guest Moments
41:17 - Introduction to Gungor.
68:33 - Introduction to Kirsten Powers.
Other Notable Moments
5:21 - Cameron talks about splitting Relevant Recommends into two segments: Entertainment Releases and Relevant Recommends.
17:46 - A discussion of the film Pain and Gain incites a rant from Tyler, as well as jokes about Michael Bay's subtlety and sensitivity as a filmmaker.
20:43 - Jesse's slice about Mars One, an mission to put a human colony on Mars by 2023. Tyler cites the Disney movie Pocahontas to prove humanity's thirst for adventure.
27:22 - Maya's slice about a Florida man who went for a jog without clothes on. Jesse tells hilarious stories about his former neighbors who lived in the same area.
36:43 - Tyler's slice about a Saudia Arabian culture festival, where three men from the United Arab Emirates were removed for being too handsome.
62:59 - Relevant Recommends: 42, Jessie Ware, Longform.org.
78:59 - Feedback to Question of the Week: "What should we boycot?"
88:35 Outro: "I'll just say from experience, you know, having these kind of looks, it's a burden." - Jesse
Question of the Week
What was the worst or most ludicrous college course you ever took?
This week the crew got talking about some of the best (read: worst) college courses they ever had to take. So we want you to reminisce with us and tell us the worst or most ludicrous college course you ever took, or the college course you had to drop and the story associated with it.