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Madam Secretary

In a recent episode of CBS’ Madam Secretary the main protagonist of the show, US Secretary of State (played by Tea Leone) seeks advice on how to give a national speech on a recent disaster that occurred at the White House. Like a wise diplomat, she turns to her wise predecessors; Madeline Albright, Colin Powell

Mad Greens

Adam really likes the format at Mad Greens (and Flower Child) where you wait in a line, and order a salad, grain bowl or wrap from the counter ‘lunch lady’. Adam just enjoyed a salad there with Sir Gene.  While talking to the counter server, he was told they were short on help as it’s

The Promise

Adam’s friend told him to watch it the movie drama, The Promise. starring Christian Bale.  It takes place during the 1915 Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire. The world pretty much stood by and allowed this to happen according to Adam. Dvorak responded that we weren’t a world power then.  Currently, Turkey is in economic

Avengers: Infinity War

John C. Dvorak gave the big thumbs down to the movie, Avengers: Infinity War. Worse movie ever in the history of Disney or any company ever… *spoiler alert ahead* Dvorak reports that half the heroes in the Marvel comic universe are killed in the end. “Why do you want to kill everybody? Well, I’ve done the

Beatrix

Adam and Tina-the-Keeper visited Chicago this week and and were stymied in their attempts to get into a JCD recommended restaurant. They ended up at Beatrix where Adam sampled some Wagu beef. [1063 :07]

Shoutout for No Agenda Entertainment

During show #1063, Adam and John were talking about the newsletter and how that platform, run by MailChimp, could turned off on a whim. This would then necessitate moving to a different email solution. This got Adam thinking of all the wonderful platforms, apps and projects run by No Agenda Producers which extend the show.

Replica Wine

Can famous vintage wines be duplicated? Dvorak played a clip of a news report about Replica Wine – a company that claims they can copy distinctive wines in the laboratory. At first Dvorak thought they were onto something, but then realized it was a marketing scam. The wines seemed to duplicate run-of-the mill wines you’d find

Virginia Meetup

Sunday, August 12, noon at Lyon Hall in Arlington, VA. (time has been recently updated to noon!) 3100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA From the Meetup.com info: Calling all producers in DC/MD/VA for a No Agenda Show Meetup at Noon, in the bar. The one event in DC you can guarantee isn’t being planned by the

Seattle Meetup

A meetup is planned for the Seattle area and John C. Dvorak will be there! Fresh off his 30th wedding anniversary celebration, JCD will grace the slaves of the Gitmo Northwest at Seattle’s Von’s 1000Spirits.  Maybe he’ll give you an autograph with his silver Sharpie! Von’s 1000Spirits 1225 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 August 10,

Snowcrash

While discussing how Chris Hardwick’s past relationships with companies is now being erased (very Stalinist says John C!) Adam drew comparisons to the novel Black Mirror and the sci-fi novel Snowcrash. Snowcrash is the famous sci-fi novel that came out in the late 80s. Adam mentioned it because so much of it has become true!

Fahrenheit 451

Adam asked John if he saw the remake of Fahrenheit 451. John read bad reviews but mentioned that Ray Bradbury had some involvement with the original. Adam saw it and enjoyed it because everyone was associated with a talking tube which made it relevant to No Agenda. He also thought the visuals were similar to

Ippudo Ramen

While discussing Adam’s dining exerpience at Austin’s Kemuri Tatsu-ya. Dvorak brought up that a famous Japanese Ramen shop opened up in Berkeley. It’s called Ippudo and is a chain in Japan. Dvorak think a restaurant concept would be Ramen & Bugs! [1037 :09] Yelp review Ippudo 2015 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 666-8807 ippudo-us.com/store

Kemuri Tatsu-ya

Adam had dinner with the ‘New York Banker’ who knows where all the hip and swanky new places are in Austin’s East Side. Adam described it as a bar with snacks called Kemuri Tasu-ya. He noticed they have several small dishes where you eat the whole fish as well as head-on prawn and octopus fritters.

Autumn Flush Darjeeling Tea

At the beginning of show 1018, Dvorak reported it’s pouring rain and he’s pouring tea! More precisely he’s drinking hard to find, single source autumn flush darjeeling. Read more about this outstanding product here:https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/10/04/496451715/autumn-flush-the-best-darjeeling-tea-you-ll-likely-never-taste Of course we sourced some from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2pPpwea https://amzn.to/2GSc0Ph   [1018 :01]  

UnREAL

Unreal is a TV show that takes you behind the scenes of a ficticious reality dating show.  John Dvorak says he loves this show and that this is his favorite show in this genre.  Unreal features Constance Zimmer that plays the most evil director/producer, (she’s great!) and cutie Sheri Appleby – remember Roswell on WB

Jordan Peterson – 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

According to Adam, Jordan Peterson, is a professor that has big mouth! Peterson now has a book out and Adam wishes John would do an interview with him. Currently a lot of attention has been give to Peterson’s interview by Channel 4 (UK) SJW reporter, Kathy Newman. She constantly tries to re-characterize or misstate what

Train Museum Meetup Details

During NA 953, John Dvorak disclosed the details of the big meetup at Sacramento’s California State Railroad Museum. Meetup at the train museum on Saturday, August 12th. John will be taking the California Zephyr at 9:10am from  Emeryville stations and will arrive around 11:00 am. Then there’s space for 20 people to ride in a

Smear

Dvorak shared a clip featuring Sheryl Attkisson, a journalist that  was interviewed about her new book Smear on BookTV.  She disclosed that CBS shaped her stories and told you what the facts show and what the interviewees will say. She also claims to be hacked by our own govt. Get it at Amazon [NA 950 :35]

BBC – Panorama

During a discussion on Net Neutrality, Adam admitted that he used a VPN to circumvent the BBC’s licensing scheme so he could watch Panorama’s SSRI special. [NA 950 1:56]

Diamond and Silk

Diamond and Silk are two fast talking video blogging ladies. Adam likes playing their clips like this recent one. They were pro-Trump early in the primaries and have been featured on many MSM interviews. Their delivery reminds me of SF Bay Area cartoon host legends, Charlie & Humphrey!