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The New Gun That Looks Like a Smartphone Will Cause No Problems, For Sure.


It’s a dilemma that has faced criminals and terrorists for generations: how do you hide a gun in plain sight? Well, that’s no longer a problem thanks to responsible and sane person Kirk Kjellberg, who created “Ideal Conceal,” which makes a gun look like a smartphone, an invention that is a great idea with no downsides for sure. As Kjellberg told NBC News: “A boy spotted me in [a] restaurant and said loudly, ‘Mommy, Mommy, that guy’s got a gun!’ And then pretty much the whole restaurant stared at me.”

Kjellberg, a very confident and secure man who should definitely keep inventing things, could not bear to endure the shame of a small child pointing out his lethal firearm any longer, so he left it at home. Just kidding, he made a new gun that looks like a smartphone and will “easily blend in with today’s environment.” Where are your judgmental stares now, restaurant kid? Kjellberg is going to sell his surprise gun to even more reasonable people, over four thousand of whom have expressed interest in having their own, according to him.

Now, some PC apologists are claiming that this gun could perhaps be used to kill people, or could end up in the hands of children (like that little brat in the restaurant) who think they’ve found a smartphone only to end up in a tragic accident of a thing doing exactly what it was designed to do. Kjellberg, an educated man who thinks through things carefully, believes otherwise:

In America, we have lots of children in contact with pistols already. There’s been quite a few incidents long before my product came along. For me, it’s not the gun. It’s the people. So if you have a pistol and you have children anywhere near you, it’s your responsibility to lock that stuff up and keep it away from children.

And as for the idea that criminals could perhaps use this gun? Kjellberg is way ahead of you: “it’s just made for mainstream America, not criminal enterprise.” Very reassuring. Sweet dreams!

New Pod Flow: Sounds Good With Branden Harvey “Jason Russell”


Jason is the cofounder of the iconic non-profit Invisible Children which was founded to increase awareness of the horrendous activities of the LRA in Central Africa. Jason was also the director of the iconic Kony 2012 film that took the world by storm. In this two-part interview Jason and Branden talk about what it means to create a movement, what Jason experienced during his breakdown and subsequent recovery, and Jason’s experience in the world of theater.

New Pod Flow: Animalators, “ Aharon Rabinowitz”


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New Pod Flow: In Case You Missed It, Episode 040


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New Pod Flow: Scribble & Jam, “Artist Matthew Perryman Jones”


Welcome to Episode IV. This week, Dan spends some time with his favorite singer/songwriter, Matthew Perryman Jones. Matthew and Dan talk about panic attacks, growing up in Atlanta, the way music is informed by pain and suffering and the way music gives freedom.

If you have spent any time watching television in the last decade you have most likely heard one of Mattew’s songs on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill and many others. His insightful writing and voice have drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley, and he is on the short list of songwriters who skillfully weave the deeply philosophical and the vivid utterly human without ever losing sight of either.

To get his new album Cold Answer, (which features the three songs from him you heard on this episode), visit

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New Pod Flow: Sounds Good With Branden Harvey “Next Steps After the Presidential Election”


Branden sits down with writer and speaker Tyler Huckabee days after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States to talk about empathy, justice, listening, and where we go from here.

New Pod Flow: In Case You Missed It, Episode 039


Special Election Edition, President Trump to legalized weed and everything in between.

This week we reflect on the election and discuss our strategies for staying sane.

New Pod Flow: Animalators, “Illo


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New Pod Flow: In Case You Missed It, Episode 038


This week we discuss Beyonce’s night at the CMAs, last minute election plans and how SNL might save us all.

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New Pod Flow: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Podcast: Doctor Strange


We appreciate everyone sticking with us through this long hiatus but are planning our return even as we speak, with a bunch of new goodies and an updated format. In the meantime, here’s a brief primer on Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange — just so you can go into the movie knowing what you’re getting yourself into.