August 21, 2011 Respond
Mike Riggs (Reason Magazine) asks the panel why it’s so difficult to adopt a pet and how the process can be simplified. ALSO: Racism, geese, James Randi and one of Tony’s neighbors apparently has a gun.
October 6, 2010 3
Wasted Words makes its first political endorsement! Steve Murray for Mayor or Burghermeister of Toronto (murray4mayor.biz)! Then, Stephen asks Shek, Andrew, Leonard and RJ how their hometowns shaped who they are today. Also- “Say, What’s Good?”, the early 90s Phoenix music scene, mall food of the past , the Dayton Peace Accords and angels.
July 7, 2010 1
Are you a transplant in your current city? If so, how long did you take to truly feel of the place, if at all? That’s this week’s topic. Plus, everyone gets mad at RJ for not being super-crazy about Mad Men. Oh! There is a new favorite bar of the Brooklyn contingent of Wasted Words.…
April 14, 2009 2
Going west of the Mississippi, as Tony Zaret and Aaron Bleyaert call in from L.A. and Leonard Pierce calls from San Antonio. Olivia keeps it East Coast real. Topics: Souvenirs from Alabama; when does one cut off one’s relatives, if at all; how did musicals get their associations with certain folks; what’s something you’d miss…
November 25, 2008 2
The panel wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving with discussions of memory erasure, 18th century technologies to which we should return, why certain samples are used in rap music, resurrection of the Neanderthal man and woolly mammoth, and why you can’t go home again. Also, here is a fan-made video for the Eminem song to which Olivia…
May 15, 2008 1
This week, the Wasted Words Gang and special guest RJ White of The City Desk discuss our miserable cities, our miserable public transit systems, our miserable election, our miserable futures, and pagers.