Hi, if I may take the opportunity..... Episode 26 is out, and all the details are listed below
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This weeks show starts with a very quick discussion on why we both feel a little rough this week, we have 14 guests in the house for what was supposed to be a BBQ but the weather turned so we all packed into the conservatory and tucked into a feast of home made breads, pasta and vegetables salads, oven roasted vegetables, buffalo chicken, home made Pizzas and Paella.
The discussion then turned to the Olympics and we discuss our highlights, including the Japanese pole vaulter that ruined his chances at a medal when his rather impressive package knocked down the bar, we also covered the Paralympics and our concerns on how they will be effectively run. And we wondered about the cost to the athletes in certain countries for there medals.
The as Andi heads off to do some yoga, I talk about the minimum wage and the misconceptions around raising the minimum wage, then I turn to the Walton Family and Walmart and how they have used social security to subsidize there employee costs
There is a very long segment where Andi and I discuss the debate between Professor Brian Cox and Not a Professor Malcolm Roberts on the effects of climate change and whether or not NASA have been covering up and manipulating the data (spoiler, no they haven't)
I thin move on the Outer space news and talk about the new parking bays on the ISS and the possible discovery of what may be a earth like and inhabitable planet orbiting around our closest neighboring star proxima centauri.
I finish off the show talking about Brexit and summarise the situation on legal challenges. And finally as a loyal and humble servant of HRH Queen Elizabeth II I offer my legal opinion on the use of Royal Prerogative when it cames to Acts that have been already given Royal Consent.
We had a 14 person indoors BBQ, (01:50)
It all about the Olympics, (02:07)
The cost of Olympic Medals (05:13)
I rant on and On about the Minimum wage, (11:25)
We talk Climate Change and the Massive NASA cover-up, spoiler, no NASA cover-up), (24:08)
New parking space on the ISS (48:50)
Distant Earth Twin (49:41)
Donald Trump Apologises (51:35)
Brexit Update (53:01)
Then I educate HRH Queen Elizabeth on constitutional law (54:20)