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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Dialysis Clinics  Season 4, Ep 12

New events worthy of mention:
  • Trump again. The fallout from his firing of FBI Director James Comey, and the many problematic things about it.
  • Congressfolk's continued denial over the situation mentioned above as every functioning adult in the nation gets steadily angrier about their refusal to do anything about it. "When you've got the Presidential equivalent of a five-year-old shitting on the salad bar at Ruby Tuesdays, at some point you stop blaming the five-year-old and you start blaming the people who are not stopping him."
  • Back to New Zealand's ruling National Party's appropriation of Eminem music. New Zealand PM Bill English heard about Last Week's Last Week Tonight mention of the court case and said, "some of the stuff I've seen he does isn't very funny." LWT, in retaliation, found an actual Facebook post Bill English made, with pictures: "Cooked dinner for the family last night - like if you agree with tinned spaghetti on pizza!"
  • And Now: A Series of Terrible Pizzas That New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English Would Probably Enjoy
  • Main Story: Kidney dialysis clinics, particularly those operated by DaVita, and the dangerous extents many go through to save costs, like rushing patients through dialysis, and the deeply terrible methods some employ to keep customers using their services and not seek out life-saving transplants. DaVita has had to settle nearly a billion dollars to settle lawsuits over the past five years, while their CEO compares his business (willingly!) to Taco Bell. LWT offers a commercial for Taco Bell stating how it's not a proper business model for dialysis clinics. YouTube (24m)
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posted by JHarris on May 17, 2017 - 14 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Net Neutrality II  Season 4, Ep 11

Recently in the news....
  • More on the court case where Eminem is suing New Zealand's National Party for using, in an ad, a song that sounds just a little too close to "Lose Yourself."
  • The U.S. House of Representatives rapidly moves to pass an updated (but still no better) version of the AHCA, before most people really knew what exactly was in it and before the Congressional Budget Office could score it, sending it to the Senate.
  • And Now: To Celebrate Their Engagement This Week, A Look Back At The Romance Between Joe Scarborough And Mika Brzezinski. "Congratulations?"
  • Main story: Net Neutrality is up in the air again due to Trump's newly-appointed head of the FCC Ajit Pai, a pseudo-hip former Verizon lawyer planning on changing the rules. LWT notes that his complaints about the restrictiveness of the current rules are a bit disinginuous, since it was a court case brought by Verizon that resulted in them. The FCC is once again soliciting public opinion, and like they did in the show's fifth episode, LWT encourages you to write in with your opinion, this time purchasing a domain name, www.gofccyourself.com, to take people to a search that makes the comment request easy to find, important since the FCC's comment form is less friendly to navigate than it was the first time. YouTube (20m)
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posted by JHarris on May 10, 2017 - 5 comments

Live Stream: Semifinal 1 (2017 Eurovision Song Contest)

Live from Kyiv, Semifinal 1 begins Tuesday, May 9th, at 2100 CEST / 3:00pm EDT. Come on in for performance previews and conjecture about who's good, bad, and so-bad-it's-good. Viewers outside the US can watch via the main Eurovision YouTube channel. For fans located in the US: LOGO is broadcasting the Grand Final again this year (with Ross Mathews and Michelle Visage of Drag Race fame. Yay!) which means we get to deal with geoblocking again. (Boo.) Get a VPN with endpoints outside the US to access the stream YouTube, or try the Swedish broadcaster's high-quality (and usually commentary-free) live stream. [more inside]
posted by zebra on May 8, 2017 - 43 comments

Nashville: If Tomorrow Never Comes  Season 5, Ep 9

After her life-changing experience and terrifying event, Rayna scrambles to write one more song for the album with Deacon. Meanwhile, Juliette's leg starts to hurt unexpectedly; and Gunner fights for Scarlett. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Mar 12, 2017 - 2 comments

Nashville: Love Hurts  Season 5, Ep 5

The Exes shoot their video. Scarlett and the director, Damien George, fight as he pushes Scarlett to limits she's not comfortable with. Clay and Maddie grow closer as he shows Maddie a different part of town. Carl Hockney approaches Rayna at Highway 65. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Mar 9, 2017 - 0 comments

Nashville: Leap of Faith  Season 5, Ep 4

Rayna receives a stunning and generous offer from tech guru Zach Welles regarding Highway 65, but Rayna wonders if it's too good to be true. Meanwhile, she and Bucky struggle to find the perfect director for the music video that will launch the Exes' new single. Juliette seeks treatment that is more advanced than her physical therapist recommends. Juliette considers that she might need healing of a more spiritual nature. Will and Kevin look for an apartment together. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Mar 8, 2017 - 0 comments

Nashville: Let's Put It Back Together Again  Season 5, Ep 3

Maddie begins an internship at a recording studio and meets a street musician. Avery struggles producing a young YouTube sensation. Juliette meets her guardian angel. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Mar 7, 2017 - 0 comments

Steven Universe: That Will Be All  Season 4, Ep 15

The Crystal Gems (and Greg) make a daring escape under the noses of Yellow and Blue Diamond.
posted by Small Dollar on Feb 2, 2017 - 8 comments

Podcast: Undone: Disco Demolition Night

One summer night in 1979, 50,000 people got together at a baseball stadium to kill disco. And it worked. Kind of. In this first episode of "Undone" we meet someone who worked as an usher at Disco Demolition Night and played a vital role in keeping the spirit of disco alive today. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Nov 17, 2016 - 2 comments

The Good Place: Jason Mendoza  Season 1, Ep 4

Tahani's soulmate reveals himself not to be Jianyu the silent Taiwanese Buddhist monk, but Jason Mendoza the Filipino-American Jacksonvillian EDM DJ, Vine star, and small-time fake drug dealer. Eleanor struggles to keep both their secrets from Michael, who meanwhile enlists Tahani's help planning the grand opening of a restaurant.
posted by Small Dollar on Sep 29, 2016 - 9 comments

Steven Universe: Mindful Education  Season 4, Ep 4

Steven and Connie deal with some of the psychological effects of working with the Crystal Gems. Sequences done by guest animator Takafumi Hori!
posted by Small Dollar on Aug 25, 2016 - 27 comments

Steven Universe: Bubbled  Season 3, Ep 25

Steven gets stuck in a bubble with Eyeball. [more inside]
posted by Small Dollar on Aug 10, 2016 - 24 comments

Steven Universe: Greg the Babysitter  Season 3, Ep 16

Greg tells the story of how he got his job at the the carwash.
posted by Small Dollar on Jul 29, 2016 - 30 comments

Steven Universe: Mr. Greg  Season 3, Ep 8

A trip to Empire City inspires Steven, Greg, and Pearl to break into song.
posted by Small Dollar on Jul 19, 2016 - 23 comments

Live Stream: Grand Final (2016 Eurovision Song Contest)

EUROVISION DAY IS HERE! The 2016 Grand Final begins at 2100 CET / 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific. As before, the live stream will be available via the Eurovision website, the Swedish broadcaster, SVT, and for the first time, through the LOGO TV website. (Note to LOGO viewers: commentary will be provided by Carson Kressley and Michelle Collins.) Viewers located outside the US can also watch via YouTube. [more inside]
posted by zebra on May 14, 2016 - 458 comments

Live Stream: Semifinal 2 (2016 Eurovision Song Contest)

It's time for the next round of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest! Semifinal 2 begins at 2100 CET / 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific. As before, the live stream will be available via the Eurovision website. Viewers located outside the US can also watch via YouTube. Thanks to LOGO TV's contract to broadcast Saturday's Grand Final, the semifinal rounds are not available to viewers in the US via YouTube, and the Eurovision.tv stream is relatively low quality. One freely available (no VPNs necessary!) and high-quality source is the Swedish broadcaster, SVT. This is probably the correct link for today's stream. In case it's not, check the SVT Play home page. [more inside]
posted by zebra on May 12, 2016 - 11 comments

Come join the Eurovision Club!

I've set up a new club for the Eurovision Song Contest. Whether you're a die-hard fan or just really love the idea of wind machines and superfluous acrobats, come join us to discuss everything Eurovision-related! [more inside]
posted by zebra on May 9, 2016 - 4 comments

Live Stream: Semifinal 1 (2016 Eurovision Song Contest)

The opening round of this year's Eurovision Song Contest is almost upon us! Semifinal 1 begins Tuesday, May 10th, at 2100 CEST / 3:00pm EDT. The live stream will be available via the Eurovision.tv website or directly from YouTube (link TBD). Let's talk fabulous hits and glorious misses! [more inside]
posted by zebra on May 9, 2016 - 18 comments

Nashville: If I Could Do It All Again  Season 4, Ep 13

Luke starts questioning his decision to bring Riff Bell on tour; Deacon and Frankie butt heads over Vita; Frankie makes a destructive decision. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 20, 2016 - 3 comments

Nashville: How Does It Feel to Be Free  Season 4, Ep 12

A familiar face is back on the Nashville music scene when Luke recruits his old friend Riff Bell to join him on tour. While the duo starts planning Riff's return to the stage, newcomer Vita arrives at The Beverly, but while she convinces Deacon and Rayna she deserves a shot, Frankie has his doubts. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 19, 2016 - 0 comments

Nashville: Forever and for Always  Season 4, Ep 11

When Deacon and Rayna are ambushed by paparazzi after their intimate wedding rehearsal dinner, Deacon's hot-headed reaction casts a pall on their plans and forces a change of venue. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 18, 2016 - 0 comments

Vinyl: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

In the pilot episode of Vinyl we meet Richie Finestra, head executive of the American Century record label. American Century appears to be failing, with a stable of increasingly irrelevant and mismatched artists who mostly produce flops. However, as Richie is on the brink of selling the business and making his exit, an unfortunate incident and a chance encounter with New York's burgeoning punk scene gives him reason to reconsider his career move and his sobriety. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Feb 16, 2016 - 16 comments

Steven Universe: It Could Have Been Great  Season 2, Ep 27

The Crystal Gems and Peridot go to a Diamond base on the moon for some information on the Cluster.
posted by Small Dollar on Jan 6, 2016 - 45 comments

Steven Universe: The Answer  Season 2, Ep 25

For Steven's birthday, Garnet tells the story of how Ruby and Sapphire met, and how she came to join the Crystal Gems.
posted by Small Dollar on Jan 4, 2016 - 33 comments

Galavant: A New Season aka Suck It Cancellation Bear/World's Best Kiss  Season 2, Ep 1

Galavant got a second season, and everyone on the show is as surprised as we are! In the first part, Gal and Richard are waylaid at a bar frequented by Richard's "uncle", and everyone else adjusts to their new place in society. In the second part, Izzy and Gal come to a less charitable appraisal of their memorable first kiss.
posted by Small Dollar on Jan 3, 2016 - 11 comments

Movie: What Happened, Miss Simone?

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."
posted by latkes on Nov 16, 2015 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST  Season 3, Ep 19

"The Towering Terror From Hell!" "SEE a Sixty Foot Giant Destroyed...in Color!" When we last saw Col. Glenn Manning, he was 60 feet tall and had fallen into the Colorado River, where we might presume his corpse would have stopped its flow at some point, or at least provided free sustenance for weeks to its aquatic wildlife. But they never found his amazing colossal body! Well that's because he survived, somehow, improbably, even though he was supposed to be close to death from his untimely embiggening. His sister (the first movie said he had no family but no matter) is determined to find out what happened to him. With the short MR. B NATURAL: A magical pixie that gives off mixed gender signals comes to visit a confused young boy and tries to sell him band equipment. The movie's another Bert I. Gordon monsterpiece, and a sequel to the movie featured in episode 309, THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN. It's a black and white movie, but it's color for the very VERY end so they could say that ad up above wasn't a lie. The episode's okay, but tends to languish in the shadow of the short which, in terms of concentrated riffing power, might be the funniest thing the Brains ever did. YouTube (1h37m) BONUS: A real rarity, Mr. B Natural (26m) on YouTube, un-MSTed! [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Aug 27, 2015 - 14 comments

Movie: Amy

A documentary on the late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jul 19, 2015 - 3 comments

Steven Universe: Cry for Help  Season 2, Ep 14

When a broadcast from Peridot interrupts an episode of Crying Breakfast Friends, Garnet and Pearl fuse to destroy the transmitter.
posted by Small Dollar on Jul 13, 2015 - 18 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: FUGITIVE ALIEN  Season 3, Ep 10

(1978, Color, Japan, Sandy Frank, Music, Forklift Homicide, Intro, Classic) Two episodes of the Japanese TV show Star Wolf (スターウルフ) merge into a sorta-movie by our old fiend Sandy Frank. Ken is a Wolf Raider, one of a band of space pirates, but after turning against his culture when they tried to kill an Earth kid (also named Ken), he throws his lot in with hard-drinking Captain Joe and the crew of his ship, the Bacchus III. Hey! I made a Metafilter post about this show once! It has AWESOME MUSIC, which Joel and company make good use of. I tell you truly, this is one of the best shows the Brains ever made. The movie is extremely goofy, yet still kind of watchable and likeable, and the riffing is top-notch. If you can like MST3K, you will like this. Good times ahead! YouTube. (1h40m) First aired August 17, 1991. BONUS: It's not for newbies, but you can watch the guys' first take on this movie that aired on KTMA TV! YouTube (1h43m) [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 24, 2015 - 11 comments

Steven Universe: We Need to Talk  Season 2, Ep 12

Greg tells Steven and Connie how he learned about Gem fusion.
posted by Small Dollar on Jun 18, 2015 - 26 comments

Steven Universe: Sworn to the Sword  Season 2, Ep 9

Pearl goes a little overboard training Connie to fight with a sword.
posted by Small Dollar on Jun 15, 2015 - 36 comments

Pitch?

Pitch is one of my favorite podcasts, and it's coming back soon with a new season. I'd love to talk about it with everyone. Does anyone else listen to this show?
posted by radioamy on Jun 14, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: RA Podcast: RA.470 Andrew Weatherall - 2015.06.01

A dance music legend takes the helm. There's plenty of mythology surrounding Andrew Weatherall—Boys Own, Shoom, Primal Scream, the beard and so on. But in a career that's lasted over 30 years, and has presumably included every conceivable high and low, Weatherall has always been about cutting out the bullshit, building a reputation that's beyond reproach. (More at Resident Advisor) [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Jun 1, 2015 - 2 comments

Podcast: FACT MIXES - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.: FACT mix 496: Prefuse 73, or "Themes for a 2005 SAAB (9/3 Wagon)"

A one-of-a-kind hip-hop producer steps up. Although Guillermo Scott Herren has released music under a plethora of different names in his time – including early work as Delarosa & Asora, the drone-informed group Risil, his folk-influenced Savath y Savalas project and the exceptionally titled Diamond Watch Wrists and Piano Overlord – he’s best known for his groundbreaking records as Prefuse 73. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on May 22, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: FACT MIXES - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.: FACT mix 493: Squarepusher

One of electronic music's true daddies steps up. For Squarepusher's FACT mix, he looks way back, at the rave music from the turn of the 1990s that inspired not only him, but many of his contemporaries. This is Squarepusher presents Shut Up And Dance, 1990-1992, and it's rude as fuck. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on May 15, 2015 - 1 comment

Movie: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

The authorized documentary on late Guitar/lead singer Kurt Cobain from his early days in Aberdeen Washington to his success and downfall with Grunge band Nirvana. Official site/HBO PAGE. [more inside]
posted by Artw on May 10, 2015 - 7 comments

Podcast: FACT MIXES - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.: FACT mix 492: Frank & Tony

Francis Harris and Anthony Collins air their Breakaway edits on an exquisite house session. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on May 10, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: Radiolab from WNYC: Los Frikis

The story of how punk rock's arrival in Cuba allowed a small band of outsiders to sentence themselves to death and set themselves free. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Apr 1, 2015 - 7 comments

Movie: Amadeus

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. [more inside]
posted by pjern on Mar 26, 2015 - 17 comments

Steven Universe: Full Disclosure  Season 1, Ep 50

Steven tries to keep Connie from worrying about him by avoiding her phone calls. [more inside]
posted by Small Dollar on Mar 13, 2015 - 21 comments

Steven Universe: The Return/Jail Break  Season 1, Ep 48

Peridot comes to Earth in an action-packed two-part episode of Steven Universe.
posted by Small Dollar on Mar 12, 2015 - 44 comments

Steven Universe: The Message  Season 1, Ep 46

Greg helps the Crystal Gems decode an enigmatic signal from an ancient Gem artifact.
posted by Small Dollar on Mar 10, 2015 - 13 comments

Podcast: Song Exploder: Jeremy Zuckerman - The Legend of Korra

In 2005, Nickelodeon premiered an animated series called Avatar: The Last Airbender, about a young boy and his friends who have to keep peace and balance in the world. It combined fantasy and martial arts, and ran for four seasons, won an Emmy and a Peabody, and in 2012, spawned a sequel called The Legend of Korra. This time, the story was about a girl, Korra, a teenager, and just as the characters were older and the world they inhabited was older, the themes of the show matured as well. In December 2014, after 4 seasons of its own, the series and franchise aired its finale. It made headlines for the final shot of the very last scene, where Korra and her female companion Asami come together as a couple, romantically. Composer Jeremy Zuckerman used a mix of Chinese and western instruments for the series. In this episode, he deconstructs the music he wrote, reflects on the significance of that scene, and also what it felt like to close the curtain on a franchise he'd been working on over the course of twelve years of his life. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Mar 2, 2015 - 2 comments

Podcast: NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast: Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Empire' And The Importance Of Different Voices

This week, our friends Tanya Ballard Brown and Gene Demby join us to talk about Fox's hit show Empire and to follow up on a recent public discussion of the need for diverse radio voices. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Feb 6, 2015 - 16 comments

Podcast: Song Exploder: The Long Winters - The Commander Thinks Aloud

On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart while reentering the earth's atmosphere. John Roderick, singer and songwriter of The Long Winters, wrote "The Commander Thinks Aloud" about that fateful moment. This episode was made from an interview I did with John Roderick in front of a live audience in Seattle, where we discussed how and why he made this song. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Feb 5, 2015 - 5 comments

Podcast: Answer Me This!: The Best of AMT 2014

Listeners, thank you so much for contributing your attention, questions and eartime to us this year. What a year it has been! Relisten to the highlights – and lowlights, including such annual delights as the Parade of Melancholy Calls and the blooper reel – in The Best of Answer Me This! 2014. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 22, 2014 - 3 comments

Podcast: Song Exploder: Stars - No One Is Lost

Stars is a band from Toronto, who have been making music together since 2000. Their seventh album was released in October 2014. In this episode, they talk about the inspiration for the phrase No One Is Lost, which is the title of this song as well as the album. And you’ll hear the original version of the chorus: one that they wrote, recorded, mixed, and finished but then, ended up changing completely. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Dec 5, 2014 - 7 comments

Where does Peter Pan Live! live?

NBC is airing a live broadcast of the Peter Pan musical on December 4, but we don't have a category for special broadcasts. Where should it go? [more inside]
posted by Small Dollar on Nov 27, 2014 - 2 comments

Marry Me: Bruges Me  Season 1, Ep 6

Jake gets to know more about Annie's dads. Annie helps Gil write a song for his Flemish pride parade.
posted by Small Dollar on Nov 26, 2014 - 0 comments

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