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#68: Bellicose Phone Booth

December 28th, 2017 · 130 minutes

After firing off the spoiler horn at 1:27:12, your hosts enter the Spoiler Slot to talk about a remarkable documentary called "The Barkley Marathons."

#67: Everything That’s Good About Garlic

December 14th, 2017 · 113 minutes

This week’s main topic goes into kids and security. Or, more specifically, what kids learn (or don’t) about password hygiene and the broader landscape of basic InfoSec.

#66: Inherent Injustice

November 30th, 2017 · 144 minutes

For this week’s main topic (and Spoiler Slot), we find Merlin playing "The Last of Us."

#65: The Mustard of My Father

November 15th, 2017 · 121 minutes

Dad Hole, garbage robots, Northern European runts, and a system forged in the crucible of terrible people.

#64: All Fight

November 2nd, 2017 · 122 minutes

Many mini topics.

#63: Five Stars for Jeremy

October 18th, 2017 · 114 minutes

This week: automated systems and Merlin's new TV.

#62: The Old Lady and the Duck

October 5th, 2017 · 94 minutes

The main topic this week is Twitter.

#61: Rat King of Glue Traps

September 21st, 2017 · 91 minutes

Main topic this week is Household Pests. The gloves are off as extreme measures are employed to deal with John’s mouse invaders.

#60: Anything Can Be a Smoothie

September 7th, 2017 · 86 minutes

This week kicks off with some Daisy updates and surprisingly deep dives into online banana quizzes and proper application of The Bristol Scale.

#59: Herbal Bourbons

August 24th, 2017 · 140 minutes

This week’s main topic is Mid-Life Crisis. What even is it? How do you know if you’re having one, and how many will there be?