Ep 139 | 'Unsolved Mysteries' Meets 'In Search of Bigfoot' | Guest: Jennings
On this installment of the Friday Release Valve, Heaton’s producer Jennings comes on to sort through the week’s better headlines, from backfiring high school pranks, to fortune cookie investment strategies, to a man arrested for trying to fight aliens.
Ep 138 | The New Right, the Alt Right, and the Evangelical Left | Guest: Michael Malice
Michael Malice is the author of The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics. He talks to Heaton about the ethics of trolling, progressive evangelism, the sorts of people who showed up to the Charlottesville rally, and why he hates William F. Buckley.
Ep 136 | We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Marriage Licenses | Guest: Tom Brennan
George Washington didn’t have a marriage license; why should you? Heaton rants about why the government should get out of the marriage business altogether, along with comedian (and married guy) Tom Brennan. Plus: A brand-new game pits host and guest against each other to see who can be the most fec…
Ep 135 | How to Actually Unplug from the Grid | Guests: Chris Moody and Cristi Moody
Former CNN correspondent Chris Moody and his wife Cristi Moody sold all their stuff, outfitted a van, and spent the year driving around America on the cheap with no boss or schedule. They’ve encountered hundreds of other people living off-grid, and join Heaton to talk about what forces Americans to…
Ep 133 | Everything You Know About Nukes Is Wrong | Guest: Ward Wilson
What if dropping bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki isn’t what corked off World War II? How tactically useful are nukes, and how many times have we almost accidentally obliterated ourselves with them? Ward Wilson is the author of “Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons,” and joins Heaton to discuss the stuf…