Episode 143

Episode 143

Update: 2019-08-0446
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Most of the time, accidents are simply just that. Accidents. Sometimes though, collisions are made with precise decision making, with little to no care in terms of the safety of human beings. We’re going to examine a few cases of wrong way drivers that have occurred over the past few years and question what may have been behind the lack of regard for the lives of others…

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Rodney Dean

work out the sound quality brother

Aug 17th
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Scott Gifford

I have to admit one thing, but I'm sure I'm wrong here.... I feel liked I could dodge a car driving toward me on a freeway. Does anyone else think that? I'm certain many people think it, but it must happen very quickly in real life. regardless, it's very sad and I think about the victims and their families.

Aug 10th
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Katie Dirnbauer

there is something so "judgy" in the way you finish this. suicide isn't "being a little sad". JFC. like ALL the things mentioned here are REALLY tragic. but don't fucking lump suicidal thoughts and actions in with "being a little sad".

Aug 8th
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Rick Wagner

Katie Dirnbauer do you honestly think they were trying to insult or minimize the siffering? of coarse not. I'm very liberal in my ideas and thinking but we need to stop looking for ways to feel offended. Its all abiut motivation. Theres no motivation here for the show to insult this tragedy. We owe to pick our fights better. If everything is an insult then when really insults occur we look like we are crying wolf.

Aug 18th
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eric king

Katie Dirnbauer omg why do ppl get offended over every fucking thing! lol JFC you have no clue how he meant it. plus even if he meant it in the way your thinking ppl are allowed to have an opinion different than yours without you acting all mellow dramatic...I happen to think ppl who kill themselves are soft they just can't cope with life. life is hard life can really suck...and suck more for some than others. also I think alot of shit is temporary sadness. but if your soft and can't deal with it you take the step to just not have to deal with it anymore. it's to tough. that's fine too it's there life there choice I respect that.

Aug 16th
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Maggie Mack

So excited to get to listen to Mike Boudet on Sword and Scale....no one does it better

Aug 8th
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Ryan Jones

Maggie Mack It's really great!

Aug 8th
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Jessica Norman

I've been listening to this podcast for about 2 weeks, picking through seasons. something made me search to see if there was an episode about this case yet but I didn't see it and I open the app this morning and there it is!

Aug 6th
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Trinity  miller

Jessica Norman 👍👍

Aug 7th
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Cynthia

Stephen King's short story, "Herman Wouk Is Still Alive" is also based on Diane Schuler

Aug 6th
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Emmanuel

Cynthia Ok, get it

Aug 6th
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niamh

theres a documentary film "Theres something wrong with Aunt Diane"

Aug 6th
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Jeffrey Riddle

At 52:50 ish: Why did you leave out the full name of the church? It is "The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints." Not "The Church of Latter-Day Saints." They are Christians and you disrespect them by not appropriately naming them as they wish. I would never think of mis-labeling anyone in this age of inter-sectionalism so, please, show respect.

Aug 5th
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AshleyP. Garrett

Jeffrey Riddle Technically they follow the teachings of John Smith and not the teaching of Christ in the Bible...so, interesting definition of Christian there...

Aug 18th
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Tom Upton

Jeffrey Riddle eh go fuck yerself

Aug 14th
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Sarah Nearing

anyone else have a serious sound quality drop about half way through?

Aug 5th
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Gabrielle

Sarah Nearing I don't have

Aug 6th
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Tara Fields Legenza

I think this is eye opening for so many that take driving, and life in general, for granted.

Aug 4th
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Gabriel

Tara Fields Legenza I think so!

Aug 5th
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Anne Bertram

this podcast sucked ass last!!! narrow minded free speech moron!!!!

Aug 4th
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Anne Bertram

Anne Bertram one cannot profess free speech for one's own platform and the rest of the journalistic community and simultaneously deny those same rights to another group of people because you have judged them atypical neurotic... that's obvious discrimination. The majority of those individuals who identified as being targets of state control are not going to engage in a homicidal display of their subjective opinion of what is wrong with them and the government. Should the protestations against abortion, racism, disability, sex, religion, etc... (because those groups have had individuals engage in homicidal expressions of their positions) be forbidden the same rights you enjoy??? Once you travel that slippery slope all it takes is some other clever professor speaking against your platform and then your expression is curtailed. Arguing that there is the need for an exception equivalent to that of crying fire in a movie theater, fails because there have been homicidal expressions utilized in approximately every group that takes a position against the government or the majority. Your position is hypocritical because you profess the freedom of speech for your group while seeking to ban another groups right to engage in their expression of their inalienable right to free speech. Whether we like it or not, people can bring to light any position that involves the abridgment or perceived denial of their rights guaranteed to them by our Bill of Rights and the 14th amendment. There is no right to engage in homicidal expressions or behavior. The majority of the "targeted individuals" engage in peaceful protest. As history has demonstrated, their is always one or two people who endow themselves in righteousness so as to justify homicidal behavior. Pro-life supporters, those who support and practice racism, self-proclaimed servants of God who protest against another's faith, individuals who support "man/boy" expressions of love (I would support curtailment of any right that permitted pedophilia), and those who would blow up a building full of people to express their discontentment with the government. There is a line from a movie I found entertaining that describes how we must comport ourselves when it comes to protesting and freedom of speech... basically the message Michael Douglas seeks to convey in his portrayal of the "American President" goes something like this...I must peacefully listen to the individual who is screaming at the top of his lungs that such and such is wrong, while at the same time listening to the individual who is screaming back at the top of his lungs that the opposite proclamation is true. The group who believes that their rights to privacy, self-determination, and free speech are being truncated, are not protesting to be allowed to engage in homicidal or physical abuse. They are seeking an audience who will listen to them and respect their feelings on the matter. We need to remember that there is always one or two or a group of outliers who sometimes feel compelled to engage in violence to bring attention to their plight. Using your bias against individuals who struggle with mental health issues as a justification for denying them their constitutional rights makes you just as responsible as the individual who brought a gun to his protest in order to bring attention to the plight of those who identify as "targeted individuals." I am sure that my commentary on equivalent responsibility is the exact point of where our opinions and concerns diverge. However, I am of the opinion that this bias is not one of malice. It is simply a behavior that has been learned over time which you are more than likely unaware of it's existence. I have discovered that I have biases that I am unaware of. We all have them. The goal is to recognize them and then decide what to do with them...but this is another conversation. Bottom line, there has to be a compelling reason that rises to such a level that without such egalitarian intervention human kind is at risk of crumbling. This is a cursory explanation of my position on the matter. In no way am I unaware of the danger police officers face every day. As a former police officer, I reacted quickly and from the hip when people died in this fashion. I had to learn that these types of responses were just as ineffective as the crime utilized by the offender. So what is the answer? I don't know. I'm sure it has something to do with the amount of isolation endemic in our current society. We have become so disconnected from one another that the ability to know one another on the intimate level of friendship has rendered us blind to identifying signals or behaviors that may lead someone to act out in a life threatening manner. We need to befriend our neighbors. We need to do more than listen for 50 minutes. We need to create more relationships and really nurture and cultivate them so that they resonate and reflect authentic and genuine value so that we may have an opportunity to intervene and prevent a homicidal expression of another's feelings and emotions. If we can do this, reacqainting ourselves with each other and the effects of society's ills, we may generate solutions and interventions that may ultimately lead to the prevention of deadly confrontations.

Aug 18th
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SnEaK Wolf

Anne Bertram Hey, do me a favor and keep listening ;) it brings out your feisty side. I like it.

Aug 6th
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