Since everyone will be spending the day indoors, hoping to avoid the bad juju that comes with Friday the 13th, this podcast will be a helpful way to pass the time. The superstition around Friday the 13th is a western thing. Other cultures often count 13 among the lucky numbers. In the West, 13 is universally bad, perhaps the result of Judas Iscariot being the 13th guest to arrive at the last supper. It could also be from the ancient Norse, who counted Loki as the 13th guest in Valhalla, upsetting the perfect order of 12 gods.
Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13, while paraskevidekatriaphobia is fear of Friday the 13th. My assumption is most people know the former and would get the reference. The latter looks like a foreign word or maybe the cat walking across the keyboard, so I went with the former. Reportedly, about 10% of Americans suffer from the latter, but that seems like a lot. I guess “fear” could simply be superstition. I know lots of people who joke about the day being bad luck, so that seems more likely.
This week I have the usual variety of items in the now standard format. Spreaker has the full show. I am up on Google Play now, so the Android commies can take me along when out disrespecting the country. I am on iTunes, which means the Apple Nazis can listen to me on their Hitler phones. Of course, the Hitler Phones are so slow now, you may never finish. YouTube also has the full podcast. Of course, there is a download link below.
This Week’s Show
- 00:00: Opening (Music)
- 02:00: Senator Cloud People (Link)
- 12:00: The Spear In The Ribs (Link)
- 22:00: Tesla (Link)
- 32:00: Oogily-boogily (Link)
- 37:00: The High Cost of Cheap Stuff (Link)
- 42:00: Girl Trouble (Link) (Link)
- 47:00: The Boehner Man (Link)
- 52:00: The Surveillance State (Link)
- 57:00: Closing (Link) (Music)
Full Show On Spreaker
Full Show On YouTube