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Dexter Holland

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<p>Dexter Holland (The Offspring) talks with Chris about how he went from scientist to rock star, where the line "Keep'em Separated" came from and having his pilot's license. He also talks about what inspired him to lead such an eclectic life, The Offspring's new single Coming For You and his hot sauce Gringo Bandito!</p>

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To my baby girl, Lilybelle
Today is Earth Day - an annual event that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s ecosystem!
Here's some easy things you can do every day to help make this planet a better place:

♥ Bring your own bag to the grocery store
♥ Turn off the lights and electronics when you leave the room 
♥ Use both sides of your paper at school and home
♥ Avoid buying bottled water by carrying a reusable water bottle 

♥ Happy Earth Day ♥
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Bonnie Lee Trotter was tagged in Corey Trotter's album.
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The woman Maron interviews is the wife of the bassist for Weezer, belonged to a harem, and adopted an Ethiopian baby. weezer....yeah.
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Episode 234 - Jillian Lauren

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<p>Author Jillian Lauren happens to be Marc's neighbor. Amazingly, that's not the most harrowing thing she's ever been through. She discusses the details of her memoir, in which she became a highly paid escort and a concubine in the Prince of Brunei's harem, as well as her new novel and her life since becoming a mom. <a href="http://stamps.com" target="_blank">This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click the radio mic and enter WTF for a special offer.</a></p>

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How McCarthyism Works

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If you're accusing someone of disloyalty or subversion without decent evidence, then you may be guilty of McCarthyism. In this episode, Josh and Chuck explore the origin of the term, starting with the infamous Communist-hunting Senator Joseph McCarthy.

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Stuff You Should Know

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Episode 233 - Anthony Bourdain

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<p>Marc talks with Anthony Bourdain about food, drugs, truth and travel. What's the most soulful food Anthony's ever eaten? Why did smoking crack lead to an obsession with surveillance material? How are cooking and stand-up comedy alike? What countries does Anthony refuse to visit? <a href="http://www.proflowers.com/" target="_blank">This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF for a deal on mini Christmas trees.</a></p>

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I'm listening to Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Unabridged) on #Audible for #Android. Get the app free: http://audible.com/wireless @audible_com

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The Unintended Effects of Driverless Cars

Google has been working on driverless cars for a few years now. The obvious selling point is that the cars will be much safer without a human behind the wheel.

Currently, a car spends 96% of its time idle. Compare that with planes which spend almost their entire lifetime in operation/airborne. Idle planes aren't making money, and they need to recoup their hefty $120M price tag. There is an unforgiving economic incentive to make sure it is always in use.

The proliferation of driverless cars will have a similar effect. Cars will spend less time idle: why would a household buy 2 (or even 3) cars, when they only need 1? Ride to work, then send the car home to your spouse. Need to go grocery shopping, but your kid also needs a ride to a soccer game? No problem, a driverless car can handle that.

What will begin as households cutting back to a single car, will expand. Why would a family need an entire car to themselves? That's crazy! It may start as extended family in the same area sharing cars, then neighbors sharing cars, and then entire apartment/condo complexes in cities offering driverless cars bundled into their HOA/rent.[2]

The operating percent of a car will go from 4% to that 96%. But back to my leading statement: there are unintended consequences. Parked cars will be a relic from the past. What happens to car insurance prices if a driver is no longer part of the equation? And if cars are receiving 20 times more actual use, that would imply that there would be 20 times less cars sold.[1] This is the kind of disruptive change that can reshape the automotive industry. The recent GM/Chrysler bailout may have been for naught.[3]





[1] Of course, this isn't exactly the case, as the cars would need to be replaced more often due to nonstop usage, but the point stands.
[2] Hell, I'd share a car with my condo complex. I currently don't own a car, I walk or take taxis basically everywhere.
[3] Of course, car companies realize this. And I can guarantee you, they will lobby against driverless cars.
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