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[91] Brexit, Bregrets and Broken Bromises

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Everyone’s been talking about “Brexit,” the referendum set forth for the people of the United Kingdom to decide whether or not they want to continue as a member of the European Union. There’s been so much confusion, regret, mistruths and comparisons to the upcoming presidential election in the USA. How does this affect the rest of the world? What would happen if this occurred in the USA?

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Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  The Final Countdown (Europe)

[90] Remembering Pulse: Who Takes Responsibility?

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It’s been a week of mourning and remembering the tragedy in Orlando last week — and as we continue to find new information about the shooter, people are continuing to try to wrap their heads around how and why this happened and if future similar tragedies can be prevented. We take a look at this from several angles: from the prospect (and verbiage) of “Radical Islam” to the accessibility of firearms to the character and background of the shooter himself. Faiqa then talks about the issues within the American Muslim community in coming to terms with the homophobia which often goes unchallenged.

It’s a heavy episode, we know. But we do mention that this is Mike’s first on-location remote recording from his son’s school. And we talk about preferred snack foods of the new cast of Ghostbusters. If you have anything to add, please tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter. Also? Make sure to check us out on iTunes and rate us. If you leave us a great review we might read it on-air!

Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  Pulse (Melissa Etheridge)

Orlando…

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Hi. Mike (or Shiny) here. It’s Monday evening, June 13 and I wanted to write a quick note.

Yesterday morning our nation endured yet another mass shooting tragedy — the worst of its kind in modern history. Over 100 patrons at a gay nightclub were shot by an individual, and 49 (at this writing) are dead. The shooter had a semiautomatic rifle and a handgun. During the assault he allegedly made a call to 911 and pledged his allegiance to ISIS. This has been on everyone’s mind over the past 48 hours.

On Saturday evening, prior to this awful occurrence, Faiqa and I recorded a show where we paid tribute to the late and great Muhammad Ali. While he was provocative early on in his career, he was ultimately seen as a unifier. As someone who embraced people of all walks of life – not being afraid to stand up for what he believed in, and not afraid to seek justice for his community and that of others. At a time like this one when we’re seeing a massive amount of finger pointing, blame shifting and polarizing viewpoints, it’s important to think of Ali’s example.

Yesterday’s events hit many of us hard. Faiqa has ties to Orlando and the Muslim community there, and is also a strong ally of the LGBT community (as we both are). It didn’t feel right to post an episode right away in the shadow of everything which has occurred. I’ll be releasing the episode later this week for everyone to enjoy.

In the meantime, I’d like to share something powerful which Faiqa shared on her Facebook page. (Many others have shared her words as well.)

Our thoughts are with all who are affected by this tragedy – especially the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives for celebrating being themselves.

I’d like to end with the words used by each of our communities when we comfort those grieving a loss:

“Verily, unto God do we belong and, verily, unto Him we shall return” (Qur’an 2:156)

“May the One whose Presence is felt here grant you consolation.” (Midrash)

[89] Zoos, Weather Patterns and Bad Parenting

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Hey! That’s My Hummus! has a few new features you should be aware of:

  • We now have a direct gateway to our “Shop Amazon” page — which you can reach at the top navigation of our website or, alternatively, at http://www.heythatsmyhummus.com/amazon

  • We also began a new feature on today’s show where we went over the weather for listeners in certain areas. But we’re not sure if this is going to become a regular occurrence or not…



    Our main story is one that has been in the news over the past several days: A child fell into the Silverback gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, prompting the zoo’s response team to shoot and kill the 17 year-old gorilla. And the entire internet has gone wild with reactions and responses.

    We talk a bit about these responses as well as about zoos in general: are we at a point where they should finally be retired? We also discuss the strong reactions people are having towards the mother of the child who was in the enclosure. And we end up talking about our own parental mistakes which have cost us those coveted “parent of the year” awards.

    How about you? How have you demonstrated that you’re not the perfect parent? Tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter. Also? Make sure to check us out on iTunes and rate us. If you leave us a great review we might read it on-air!

    Music Credits:

    Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

    Interstitial Music:  Gorilla (Bruno Mars)

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