Tom and Roger do a little restaurant review (watch the video), talk about Benjamin Button, discuss the meaning of Christmas, and look forward to 2009.
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Tom and Roger chat about the auto bailout, and mostly ruminate on the economy.
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The original posting of this episode failed overnight. I;ve fixed the url in the last post but that’s not working for some in iTunes. So the easiest fix is to re=post 143 again here. Apologies to all who get dupes of the ep.
Tom and Roger talk about the Mumbai attacks and terrorism in general.
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Tom and Roger talk the car company bailout and geoengineering to combat climate change.
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Roger and Tom are joined by the excellent Patrick Beja from France. They discuss video games, foreign perception of the US, taxation, health care and gay marriage.
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P.S. If you like East Meets West you’ll probably love Patrick Beja’s The Phileas Club podcast
Tom and Roger talk health care, education, racism, and Tom gets in a shot at the electoral college.
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Tom has picked our next book! It is Memoirs Found in a Bathtub by Stanislaw Lem. Here’s a bit of a summary:
Set in the distant future, Memoirs Found in a Bathtub is the horrifying first-hand account of a bureaucratic agent trapped deep within the subterranean bowels of a vast underground military complex. In a Kafkaesque maelstrom of terrifying confusion and utter insanity, this man must attempt to follow his mission directives of conducting an “on-the-spot investigation. Verify. Search. Destroy. Incite. Inform. Over and out. On the nth day nth hour sector n subsector n rendezvous with N.”
But we have more than just that to talk about this week! Tom and I have also been reading Pattern Recognition and Spook Country, both by former S&L author William Gibson. Have you read either of them? What are your thoughts?
And we have sad news… author Michael Crichton has passed away. Join the discussion on the forums about his life and works.
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It was my choice this time, and I didn’t choose Philip K. Dick. Instead it’s Stanislaw Lem’s Memoirs Found in a Bathtub.
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Tom and Roger (with special guest correspondent Josh Lawrence) go long with their election special. They even call the election two days in advance. Plus solve the energy crisis thanks to Sean.
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