TRC #381: The 5th Annual Holiday Parody Spectacular + Dr. Ken Milne’s SGEM vs SPIDES

PatandCristinaWith the Festivus upon us, Darren and Adam hand the reins of the sleigh over to Pat and Cristina for the fifth annual holiday show. The duo share the inside scoop behind this year’s parodies plus other highlights including the panel’s recommendations of stuff to watch, read or listen to. (See the show notes!) Extra bonus in your stocking is an excerpt from Dr. Ken Milne’s Skeptic’s Guide to Emergency Medicine Podcast. After recently guesting on TRC where he mentions the Spinach, Popeye, Iron and Decimal Error Story (SPIDES), Ken gets an interesting email from listener Bob Edmonds who he then invites on his podcast to help set the record straight. A huge thank you to all the ‘Checkers out there for listening every week. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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SGEM #141: Popeye and the Paperclip

Single Ladies Pic

TRC Panel Picks


Christine and The Queens
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
More on Darren’s Blog Eunoia

History of Rap Example

Hardcore History with Dan Carlin


Adult Swim: Rick and Morty
Official Site: Oglaf (NSFW)
More on Darren’s Blog Eunoia

Rotten Tomatoes: Spy
Rotten Tomatoes: Jupiter Ascending
Rotten Tomatoes: When Marnie Was There
Rotten Tomatoes: Terminator Genisys
IMDB: Sailor Moon Crystal

Games Adam plays:
Nintendo: Super Mario Maker
Fallout 4

PBS: How We Got To Now
The Staircase: Complete Documentary on YouTube
Trailer: F is for Family

IMDB: World War II in Color


Amazon: Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference by William MacAskill
More on Darren’s Blog Eunoia

Amazon: The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier by Susan Pinker
Amazon: A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge
Amazon: Accelerando by Charles Stross
Amazon: Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

Amazon: The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science Hardcover by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Amazon: New Jack by Ted Conover
Any Book by Ted Conover


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2 Responses to TRC #381: The 5th Annual Holiday Parody Spectacular + Dr. Ken Milne’s SGEM vs SPIDES

  1. Adam G. says:

    Great episode as always. These always give me a better appreciation for the parodies. I didn’t actually know that was the That 70s Show theme.

    The RT links for my favourite movies highlights the range of my taste with two movies in the 90s and two in the 20s!!

    • Pat says:

      Thanks Adam. Now here is too much information:

      While used as the theme for That 70’s Show it is, in fact, a song called “In The Street” by Big Star. This was an early 70’s band that was incredibly hyped but fell flat. Its an interesting story, outlined in a good documentary called “Nothing Can Hurt Me.” The verse/chorus used for the opening of That 70’s show is a cover version of the song by Cheap Trick. Now you know, even if you didn’t want to know.

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