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A podcast by old-school BMX riders Isaac and Craig. We discuss the history of BMX and Freestyle and how they influenced our lives. You'll hear stories from 80s BMX races, freestyle shows, and interviews with the greats of our sport both past and present. We still ride today and have found a renewed love of our bikes through the big bike 29er bikelife movement.
 
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This week, the DPJ’s good fortune–in the form of the hilariously politically inept Prime Minister Mori Yoshihiro–turns to disaster, as he is replaced by the charismatic Koizumi Junichiro. Facing a revived LDP, the DPJ will turn to one of the most singular (and divisive) figures in modern Japanese politics: Ozawa Ichiro. https://traffic.libsyn.com/s…
 
On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with novelist Lauren Groff, author of the new book Matrix. She also talks to Chantel Calloway, creator of the hit board game Rhyme Antics. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
This week, the DPJ's good fortune--in the form of the hilariously politically inept Prime Minister Mori Yoshihiro--turns to disaster, as he is replaced by the charismatic Koizumi Junichiro. Facing a revived LDP, the DPJ will turn to one of the most singular (and divisive) figures in modern Japanese politics: Ozawa Ichiro. Show notes here.…
 
Seth takes a closer look at progressives in Congress pushing forward with a transformative $3.5 trillion spending plan that would invest heavily in climate infrastructure amid historic wildfires, droughts and flooding. Then, Bill Burr talks about recording his comedy album Live from Madison Square Garden, speaks his mind about Mr. Potato Head and d…
 
Isaac and Craig invite Hall of Fame Freestyler RL Osborn and his son Dylan to join us to discuss why some old-school bmx fans complain about bikelife and wheelie kids. Follow Isaac: http://www.instagram.com/bigbikebmx Follow Craig: http://www.instagram.com/80s_BMX_Craig Get Big Bike BMX Merch: http://www.bigbikebmx.com Show sponsor: Knight Bike Co …
 
Seth takes a closer look at Republicans coming up with increasingly insane arguments against Biden’s vaccine requirements and other COVID measures after several polls show that they are widely popular. Then, Amy Adams talks about learning the Applebee's TikTok dance, working with Ben Platt and Kaitlyn Dever on the Dear Evan Hansen film and Disencha…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the biggest scandal and mystery in current politics: What happened to Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s balls? Then, the cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller) and co-creator Dan Goor join Seth to celebrate the series …
 
This week, we’re beginning a four-part retrospective on the rise and fall of Japan’s most successful postwar opposition party: The Democratic Party of Japan, or DPJ. This week: how did two veterans of the tumultuous politics of the early 1990s come together to found this scrappy little party, and what forces led to the DPJ becoming the largest of J…
 
This week, we're beginning a four-part retrospective on the rise and fall of Japan's most successful postwar opposition party: The Democratic Party of Japan, or DPJ. This week: how did two veterans of the tumultuous politics of the early 1990s come together to found this scrappy little party, and what forces led to the DPJ becoming the largest of J…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Trumpism losing badly in California when Governor Gavin Newsom easily beat back a GOP-led recall effort. Then, B. J. Novak talks about The Premise, shares his opinion about short movies vs. short films and discusses his experience working with Ed Asner. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Priva…
 
What if a legal trial was also a battle to the death? In this episode, we look at the strange phenomenon of the judicial duel, in which a plaintiff and defendant would try to kill each other to win a court case. In the “last duel” of medieval France, one man made his fight for justice into a literal fight, and used his weapons to prove that God was…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Republican response to President Biden’s new vaccine requirements and Rudy Giuliani’s bizarre rant at a 9/11 memorial dinner. Then, Machine Gun Kelly talks about smashing his guitar during his 2021 VMAs performance, his friendship with Pete Davidson and his new graphic novel Machine Gun Kelly's Hotel Diablo. See Priv…
 
This week, we’re talking about one of the last attempts to save the Tokugawa shogunate: the Tenpo Reforms of the 1840s, and their chief architect, the hard-partying Mizuno Tadakuni. What did he see as the most pressing problems Japan faced? How did he try to solve them? And how did this final attempt to salvage Tokugawa rule fail so badly? https://…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Biden administration ousting several Trump holdovers from military academy boards, while Trump claims Confederate General Robert E. Lee would have won the war in Afghanistan. Then, Paula Pell talks about working at a mall when she was younger and her dog’s adorable overbite. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/pr…
 
This week, we're talking about one of the last attempts to save the Tokugawa shogunate: the Tenpo Reforms of the 1840s, and their chief architect, the hard-partying Mizuno Tadakuni. What did he see as the most pressing problems Japan faced? How did he try to solve them? And how did this final attempt to salvage Tokugawa rule fail so badly? Show not…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Republicans standing in the way of urgently needed action against climate change while also staging a brazen attack on Roe v. Wade. Then, Selena Gomez reveals what prompted her to join the "Only Murders in the Building" cast, gushes over working with castmates Steve Martin and Martin Short and describes her experience at…
 
Amber Ruffin focuses a minute of fury on the Texas heartbeat bill becoming law, making it illegal to get an abortion at six weeks or later. Then, John Mulaney tells Seth about his eventful year. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
This week, we’re taking a closer look at the unequal treaty system of the 1800s by exploring one of its crappier (!) consequences: a diplomatic incident over cholera quarantines and extraterritorial laws surrounding a small German freighter called the Hesperia. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/historyofjapan/Episode_404__mixdown.mp3 Sources Johnst…
 
We've talked about cultures that had a formalized, bureaucratic process for getting revenge. But what do you do when you're not legally allowed to retaliate against the man who killed your father? Shi Jianqiao devoted her life to revenge, captivating the Chinese populace with her filial piety and her poetry justifying her crime. Show notes and sour…
 
On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Cecily Strong, whose new memoir This Will All Be Over Soon is available now. She also talks to award-winning writer and editor Raakhee Mirchandani. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the FDA warning people not to take livestock de-wormer as GOP politicians continue to oppose mask and vaccine mandates. Hannah Einbinder talks about her role in Hacks, having her chops busted by Jean Smart and supporting herself at the start of her stand-up career. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cali…
 
This week, we’re discussing Japan’s reckoning with its wartime past through the lens of the nation’s self-appointed conscience: the historian Ienaga Saburo, who spent 30 years locked in legal battles with the government over what could and could not be included in history textbooks. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/historyofjapan/Episode_403_mixdo…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Republicans who supported Trump’s deal with the Taliban to withdraw shamelessly piling on and trying to erase history. Then, Michael Keaton talks about his horse-riding hobby and the time he accidentally emailed Bradley Cooper when ordering a saddle. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Priv…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the crowd at a Trump rally booing COVID-19 vaccines before the FDA finally granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine. Then, Patton Oswalt talks about hitting the road again to tour, shares photos from him in a school Dungeons and Dragons club and fencing club and his wife Meredith Salenger joins him to talk about their…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Republicans like Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump lying about masks and trying to rewrite history when it comes to their negligent handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Then, Cecily Strong talks about moving to upstate New York during the pandemic and her dramatic interactions with nature. See Privacy Policy at https://art1…
 
Seth takes a closer look at right-wing pundits and politicians engaging in cynical finger-pointing as the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan. Then, Brendan Hunt talks about being a new father, Ted Lasso’s slew of Emmy nominations and his life in Amsterdam. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.c…
 
London’s greatest thief-taker had a secret: he was also the leader of its best-organized gang of thieves. For years, Wild turned one of the most brutal criminal justice systems in the world to his advantage—but even the self-styled Thief-Taker General ended up on the gallows. Content note: This episode contains a graphic description of execution by…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Taliban regaining control of Afghanistan as a 20 year foreign policy disaster that American officials from both parties bear responsibility for comes to a tragic end. Then, Dana Bash discusses the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, the attacks on CNN journalist Clarissa Ward and what about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…
 
Seth takes a closer look at a judge greenlighting a series of defamation lawsuits against three Donald Trump allies who lied about the election. Then, Ethan Hawke talks about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Moon Knight, getting a fake ID when he was younger and the inspiration behind his new graphic novel Meadowlark: A Coming-of-Age Crime …
 
Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump’s refusal to help Rudy Giuliani pay his legal bills and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s recent meltdown. Then, Dr. Fauchberg (Andy Samberg) stops by Late Night to share health updates on a new virus going around called the Frisbee virus. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Noti…
 
Amy Poehler joins Seth to discuss Andrew Cuomo’s resignation from governor of New York and other headlines. Then, Kevin Smith gushes about Seth’s special Lobby Baby, tells the story of his visit to the periodontist and teases his upcoming film Clerks 3. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.c…
 
Seth takes a closer look at damning new evidence of Donald Trump’s plan to overthrow democracy. Then, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard talk about hosting their competition series Family Game Fight! and Bell’s new show Do, Re & Mi. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-i…
 
This week, we’re tackling the history of kamishibai, a form of street theater that was once big business but has since faded into obscurity. Where did it come from, and why–after it was killed off by TV and movies–is it worth remembering today? https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/historyofjapan/Episode_401_mixdown.mp3 Sources Yasuda, Tsuneo “The Paci…
 
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