Ep 121: The Trill Jemele Hill (w/ @DianteLee_)

Jemele Hill

Long Live Queen Jemele

Welcome to episode 121, The Trill Jemele Hill

On this week’s episode, the boys talk about ESPN’s Jemele Hill in her battle against white supremacy and whether or not Kyrie Irving owes anyone an explanation for leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Diante Lee of Inside The Pylon also joins to discuss the current state of football. Specifically, Diante gives his opinion on what’s causing the current malaise in the NFL: is it scouting/development or talent?

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

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Ep 120: Climate Gentrification (w/ @ArifHasanNFL)

Climate Gentrification

Waves crash over a seawall from Biscayne Bay as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Welcome to episode 120: Climate Gentrification

This week, Arif Hasan, a writer for Zone Coverage and Optimum Scouting as well as the co-host of the Wide Left podcast, joins us to talk about the Minnesota Vikings QB situation and give an outlook/prediction for their upcoming season. In addition, he gives his take on Donald Trump’s reversal on DACA.

The boys then discuss Maria Sharapova’s inappropriately titled new book, Unstoppable, and its portions about the greatest athlete of all time, Serena Williams.

Last but not least, Obes brings up a topic that you may not have heard about yet but will soon become a big deal: Climate Gentrification.

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

As always, if you enjoy the show, please give us a 5 star rating on iTunes. This helps give us a boost in the iTunes rankings which in turn helps us reach more people. It also makes us feel good about ourselves, that’s a win-win.

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Your Favorite Film is Trash: Menace II Society

By Jonathan Spruill

The Hughes Brothers’ iconic 1993 film Menace II Society was the darling of that year’s Cannes Film Festival. The gritty tale follows Caine Lawson, a recent high school graduate and felonious resident of Los Angeles’s infamous Jordan Downs housing projects. The picture was a critical and commercial success, recouping its three million dollar budget nine times over and joining the gangster film canon as well as the cult subgenre known as the Hood Classic. It even won the Best Movie award at the 1994 MTV Movie awards, beating out Oscar winnning pictures Schindler’s List and Philadelphia.

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Ep 119: Post-Harvey, Houston Stays Afloat

Hurricane Harvey

Welcome to episode 119: Post-Harvey, Houston Stays Afloat

This week, Obes and Cha (Houstonians themselves) talk about Hurricane Harvey in 3 main parts:
– why Houston floods
– why Houston didn’t evacuate, and
– what Houston can do going forward to mitigate flood damage in the future
The boys also discuss what they went through day by day during the hurricane and what kind of impact they expect Hurricane Harvey to have on the United States in the weeks ahead.

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

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Ep 118: War on the Past (w/ @KashannKilson)

Past

Bring em all down

Welcome to episode 118: War on the Past

This week’s guest, Chicken Social political contributor Kashann Kilson, talks to us about the shake up in Trump’s White House: Steve Bannon is out and back to Breitbart. Has anything changed? Also, there’s a lot of momentum right now to take down the country’s confederate monuments. Not only does Kashann give us a history lesson on them, he also shares our disbelief at how easy they are to take down. Will we win the war against the past?

In other news, the secret service is already out of money to pay agents. How has this happened and what does this say about Trump’s treatment of his security detail?

Last, but certainly not least, the preseason college football rankings are out. As usual, they’re ridiculous but some rankings are more egregious than others. Which rankings are the most inexplicable? You’ll soon find out.

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

As always, if you enjoy the show, please give us a 5 star rating on iTunes. This helps give us a boost in the iTunes rankings which in turn helps us reach more people. It also makes us feel good about ourselves, that’s a win-win.

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Ep 117: Nazis Suck (ft. @chachuck0 and @EricTrillman_)

Nazis are trash

Welcome to episode 117: Nazis Suck

This week’s episode takes a deep dive into the serious and the not so much so. First, Obes and Cha look at this past weekend’s Nazi violence in Charlottesville, VA from 3 angles: 1. The Unite the Right rally itself and the Nazis’ Tiki torch march the night before; 2. the police response and lack thereof, and; 3. Trump’s non-condemnation of the white supremacy his political life relies on.

We then had two (2) guests: show contributor Eric Trillman and newcomer Chuck, to talk about Season 2 of Last Chance U. They also partook in our time honored tradition of bashing the films of yesteryear as we took down The Breakfast Club (again).

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

As always, if you enjoy the show, please give us a 5 star rating on iTunes. This helps give us a boost in the iTunes rankings which in turn helps us reach more people. It also makes us feel good about ourselves, that’s a win-win.

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Your Favorite Film is Trash: The Karate Kid

Written by Eric Trillman

Young Person here, Obes and Cha were kind (and patient) enough to let me contribute to one of the best series online right now, YFFIT. As a young person, I find 80’s movies to be terribly overrated. There’s like 8 good movies made in the 80’s and 6 of them star Eddie Murphy. In a decade full of trash, it was hard to choose just one film to disparage but I ultimately settled on The Karate Kid. So, without further ado, let’s get into why what some call a “classic film” I call trash.

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