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  1. Daven

    New podcast on iTunes

    Just recorded one a few days ago. So, soon! 🙂
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    When is the podcast coming back?

    Soon-ish! Just been a crazy first quarter of the year and needed to prioritize some other things. But should be an episode in the next week or two and then should get pretty regular from there. 🙂
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    Next episode?

    @Rich Going to try to get one done this week, but if it doesn't work out with the schedule, definitely next! Then after that things really should be all settled for a while to do it mostly weekly. Just been a crazy first quarter of the year. 🙂
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    Not anymore. But we really should approach them again. We liked them. 🙂
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    Daven has short hair???

    Ha! Unlike Simon though, short hair by choice. 😉 Funny enough my hair used to be a lot longer (of the shaggy brown variety like you say), but has turned darker as I got older and around college I decided, given my preference for shower before bed rather than the morning, that having hair was too much work. For a while just went with a hat to facilitate rolling out of bed at the last possible second to make it to classes / work without looking like a total ragamuffin, but ultimately switched to just shaving my hair super short every couple weeks. Also haven't had to pay for a haircut in almost two decades, and the shaving only takes a few minutes. 🙂 If you want to see a man who clearly loved his flowing long hair, google around for some old pictures of Simon when he had hair. There is one in which he's on a boat that is particularly humorous given it looks a bit like one of those hair product commercials with the person with magnificent long hair flowing in the wind. He's so happy in that picture with his waving hair. 😉 As for the podcast, just still catching up on work after the move and what not, but should be able to start recording the podcast regularly again in a week or two. 🙂
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    Video in podcast form

    Yes, that is on the docket. 🙂
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    Taking the Mystery Out of Murder

    @Rich That is fascinating. In the states you absolutely have the "right to remain silent" without anything insinuated from that, or at least without anything insinuated that can be used in court. My impression from the video with the police interrogator and the lawyer is basically if the police are bringing you in for questioning, they already pretty much think you did it and are just trying to gather evidence against you. Now, naturally, if in the interview it becomes apparent you didn't, they can of course stop and let you off, and that's what a good cop would do. But they're already coming at it from a stand point of you did it (so biased against you at this point) and it's entirely possible to be completely innocent, but because you're nervous and all say something that makes you look guilty, things like mixing up stories and time of events and all sorts of things like this where they might catch you in an accidental lie and what not, or even an intentional lie where you may be innocent, but you're worried they won't believe you unless you make your story sound good. And certainly from the sounds of it, the police are allowed to say pretty much whatever they want to get you to admit to something. And as outlined by the police interrogator, they are very, very good at getting information out of people with a whole host of psychological tricks. So the general advice both gave was essentially to always talk to the police through a lawyer who will get the story from you and then filter appropriately to hopefully make you look sufficiently innocent for them to move on with the investigation and leave you out of it any further. 🙂
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    Animal Facts Series

    Ostriches are pretty amazing really.
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    The channel of a TIFO/BFS writer

    Yep, Fact Fiend:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaR-e8ComPih10DqPi3sdWg
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    All About Monopoly

    Concerning my movie recommendation at the end...you're welcome to all the insomniacs out there. Cured! 😉
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    Women Jumping Out of Cakes

    *uncomfortable laughter*....
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    Women Jumping Out of Cakes

    Evelyn Nesbit.
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    Animal Facts Series

    Three at once! We were just waiting for the advertisers to approve, and they all kind of approved at once and had to be out by the end of the month. 🙂 Otherwise would have spaced them a bit better.
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    Next episode?

    Soon! Just been super busy of late catching back up from the holiday and then presently I'm moving TIFO's headquarters about 300 miles away. But we've recorded two new episodes in the last week and they should be going up sometime in the next couple days.
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    The Most Powerful Pirate

    Sorry about the audio.... 😉
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    Christmas Episodes

    Sorry for the delay in production. We recorded these a few weeks back, but had some issues that needed sorting before we could hit publish. 🙂
  17. Turns out I was remembering correctly- slinky was used to describe women or clothes that were "sinuous and slender"
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    two episodes in one day!

    Thanks 🙂
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    A Christmas Podcast

    Seriously, everyone should go watch the TNT/Patrick Stewart version of a Christmas Carol....
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    The Remarkable Sarah Hale

    " Do not eat it raw. It isn't good that way." Yep, definitely concur with that. It was like eating exceptionally fatty ham that smelled like wet cat food...
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    The Remarkable Sarah Hale

    "self-serving" is the phrase I was looking for in the part about Ben Franklin's argument as to why women should be educated. 🙂
  22. I actually like that you jumped on to join the discussion right away. 😉
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    The Remarkable Sarah Hale

    "might be that it is justification based only on the benefit that educating women might have for men," This is exactly what I was trying to grasp for there, but not finding the words. All that said, I should have also explicitly mentioned that Ben Franklin was known for his rather subtle sense of humor, often embedding jokes and satire that take quite a bit of digging to uncover. So much so that in the forward to the autobiography, the rather distinguished editor claimed that this is one of the reasons there was hesitation to let Franklin write the Declaration of Independence. Instead, they had him just as an advisor on its wording, and directed the much less qualified Jefferson to take the lead. I could definitely see arguing that women should be educated only because of the benefit it would have for men being one of those instances of very subtle satire. 😉 Or, if not, at least to modern eyes, it's kind of a humorous away to argue that. 🙂