This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re checking in on the state of things around us. After recently losing a loved one to COVID-19 and the announcement of the new Omicron variant, we thought it was time to get serious for a few minutes while we examine how things are going with the global pandemic – and where they’re likely heading in the future.

We’ve been right before and it feels bad. 

Be sure to stick around as we’re also checking in on a few of our favorite smooth-brained Republican representatives. Honestly y’all, it’s like they just can’t help but be terrible people.

You know what isn’t terrible though? Us and our zany ideas. Tune in to hear what we think Pelosi should do with the $60,000 in fines collected from anti-masker Marjorie Taylor Greene. We’d love to see this idea come to fruition and we know you will too!

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re diving deep into the bizarro world of conspiracy theory talk show host, Alex Jones.

Jones was recently subpoenaed to testify before congress in relation to his involvement in the January 6th Capitol riot. This development, plus a recent court order finding Jones liable for damages to the families of Sandy Hook Elementary got us wondering more about the wacky person behind Infowars.

Specifically, how did such a strange guy get to be so successful? And why do millions of people buy into his endlessly bogus BS?

Tune in to hear about his rise to infamy and his subsequent fall from social media fame… plus everything in between.

Stick around to the end to hear your favorite Snowflakes’ armchair psychoanalysis of Jones and others like him – specifically why writing him off as just another “crazy person” isn’t necessarily the smartest move.

Get comfy, tuck into your favorite snack and TUNE IN because you do not want to miss this!

November 21, 2021

Ep. 60 Metaverse Monstrosities

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re diving into the bizarre world of Mark Zuckerberg’s new pet project, Meta. In late October it was announced that Facebook would be getting a name change and along with this name change will come a new type of online experience. Behold, the Metaverse.

To promote his company’s new undertaking, Zuckerberg put out an hour long video in which he describes his company’s new endeavor. Though none of it even exists yet, the Zuck wants us all on board to support what theoretically might be reality some day… maybe.

No worries, we watched the robot lizardman’s video so you don’t have to. Not only is he creepy and weird during the entire recording, he opens up about some of his personal interests and it gets even weirder. Tune in to hear all about it.

We find the timing of the release of Marks video a bit suspect considering it happened right on the heels of congressional testimony by former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, Frances Haugen.

Was the Zuck trying to distract from what Frances shared? Probably.

Did it work? Not at all.

In fact, join us as we go over some of the incredible revelations about how rotten Facebook really is as shared by Frances during her testimony. The best part of her whistleblower account is that Frances had the wherewithal to bring the receipts, literally. Thousands of pages of evidence was produced showing that Facebook’s own internal investigations revealed how their algorithms contributed to the rise in extremist views among users and eventually led to the January 6th insurgency in Washington DC.

In case you were wondering, Instagram isn’t getting off the hook either. Frances brought documentation showing how the picture-sharing app has been destroying the self esteem of teenagers for years.

Tune in to hear all this plus MORE as we go deep into these Metaverse Monstrosities.

November 14, 2021

Ep. 59 Did Brandon Go?

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re taking on the right’s ridiculous new slogan, “Let’s Go Brandon”. We’re answering questions such as: where did this catchy saying originate? Why is it on everything from signs to t-shirts to ugly red dresses? And most importantly, was that the best they could come up with?

Tune in to learn the answers to these questions and to hear our hilarious takes on several other current events highlighted in the news recently; stories such as Aaron Rodgers going full-blown horse-paste-eating-woo-certified. Who knew the legendary football star was a pants shitting nut?

Better yet, who knew Prince Harry was basically America’s Batman? The Prince warned of the January 6th insurgency before it even happened, y’all. All hail Harry! Tune in to hear the full story and to hear our guesses as to whether or not Harry will become our nation’s new superhero.

So catch up with us as we catch up with what’s happening in the world in this week’s politically charged and snowflakey episode, “Did Brandon Go?”

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re on the search for the truth because we heard it’s out there.

This episode is inspired in large part by the book “Bewilderment” by Richard Powers, in which the main character of the novel, an astrobiologist, writes code that helps investigate the potential conditions for life on other planets.

Powers' novel got us seriously contemplating something called The Fermi Paradox – named after Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi. The Fermi Paradox is the apparent contradiction between the lack of evidence for extraterrestrial life despite high estimates for their probability (the Drake Equation).

Simply put, where the hell are the aliens?

Join us as we speculate (hilariously) as to where the aliens might be and as we take wild guesses as to why they’re probably avoiding us.

That said, perhaps they aren’t avoiding us at all and maybe they sometimes stop by to visit--at least that’s the word on the street from the Pentagon. In June of 2021, the pentagon released a formal assessment of 144 UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) reported by military personnel over the last several years. Something that had been denied by the feds for decades is now out in the open for all to see – yep, we’ve got UFOs.

Tune in to hear what we found in their report and to hear which U.S. states have had the most UFO sightings in history – you might be surprised to learn which one of the Carolinas made the top 10.

October 31, 2021

Ep. 57 RIP Internet Explorer

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re saying farewell to Internet Explorer (IE). Once the most used Internet browser in history, IE has most definitely seen better days. To be honest, the “little blue e” hasn’t seen a good day in quite some time and as a result, Microsoft is officially pulling the plug on IE in 2022.

For us Snowflakes, IE was the birthplace of our earliest internet explorations. Being that we’re old enough to remember life before the internet, but still young enough that the internet has very much become a part of our everyday lives, we have something of a unique experience.

Join us as we reminisce on our youthful exploration of the “wild west” of early Internet browsing. Hear tales of our dabbling in Geocities, Yahoo Answers, Ask Jeeves and the late, but not-so-great social media precursor called Friendster.  We chatted, we Livejournaled, we swam with the catfishes before Catfishing was even a thing. And we did it all, in great part, thanks to Internet Explorer.    

Tune in and join us as we pour one out and pay our respects to Internet Explorer. 

October 24, 2021

Ep.56 Halloween DeathMatch

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re gettin’ super ghastly in celebration of our favorite holiday, Halloween. If it’s horrifying and goes bump in the night, we’re there! Hear about some of our favorite horror flicks and learn which ones we probably shouldn’t have watched as kids. Oh well.

Then stick around for the main show as we host our 2021 Halloween Death Match. What better way to celebrate this spooktacular holiday than to pair 20 of our favorite horror movie characters in an epic fight to their grisly deaths? So much excitement in only 35 minutes! WHO WILL WIN?!

We’ve got Freddy v. Pinhead, Lestat v. Dracula, Chucky v. Leatherface, plus SO MUCH MORE!

Do you enjoy horror movies and Halloween to your core? Then you’ll LOVE this episode.  Tune in today!

October 17, 2021

Ep. 55 HollyWaste Inc.

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re sharing with listeners a recent encounter with a Hollywood rep that left a bad taste in our mouths. Is Hollywood all it’s cracked up to be and why are states such as NC and SC so willing to kiss the rears of movie makers? Maybe it’s just us, but the current movie production incentive programs are certainly questionable--particularly in how they give the green light for producing endlessly excessive waste.

Now don’t get us wrong. We love movies as much as anyone, but we have some questions when it comes to these tax breaks and rebates given by states where filming occurs. Are they worth it? Do states actually benefit from their own “please film here” movie incentive programs? Seems to be the million dollar question; literally and figuratively. 

Tune in to hear our hilarious takes on how these programs work, plus our brilliant suggestions on improvement. Just FYI, we give good advice. Hopefully the states are listening.

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re examining the good, the bad, and everything in between since January 20, 2021.

It’s been 9 months since President Biden took office and boy has he been busy. On the plus side, he’s undone countless horrible Trump administration policies and focused more extensively on getting the pandemic under control. On the downside however, there have been a few less-than-stellar moments during his administration thus far.

Join us as we talk about these moments and what we think his next steps should be.

Tune in to hear all this (plus more!) as we assess the ins and outs of the last 9 months of our current administration.

P.S. don’t tell the Republicans about Joe’s alter ego, Buck Fiden. They’re too smooth-brained to comprehend this level of hilarity.

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re saddling up for a dinosaur ride like no other as we explore the nutty world of biblical literalism.

 

What happens when dinosaurs, Genesis and the Gospel merge in an attempt to (poorly) explain how humans came to be? Obviously a lot of raised eyebrows and unbridled laughter, but most importantly you get Ken Ham’s “Creation Museum” in Boone County, Kentucky. Have you seen this $27 million monstrosity of a museum? You can see it yourself for only $50 + parking. What a deal!

 

But the real question is how does one get to the point where it seems logical, even commonsensical, that Jesus rode a dinosaur and even kept a few as pets? That answer can be found in education; specifically private evangelical schools, where promoting “Biblical Worldviews” is front and center.

 

Tune in as we examine what exactly these schools are teaching and how the private schools in North Carolina are actually being funded by taxpayer dollars – to the tune of $62 million just this year alone. That’s right, your tax dollars are paying for school-age children to learn Young Earth Creationism (Jesus riding raptors) in lieu of, you know, actual science and history. You can thank (blame) NC’s republican legislators for their “Opportunity Scholarship Program” in wasting not only your money, but also our state’s youngest, most impressionable minds.

 

Sources:

Gordon, Brian. September 9, 2021. “In NC, private schools receiving taxpayer dollars teach U.S. history their own way”. Citizen-Times. https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2021/09/09/north-carolina-private-schools-taxpayer-funding-teach-us-history-evangelical-school-biblical-study/5326440001/

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