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In the News

TOM TALKS RELIGION with the former editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, Mark Galli. Mark was in the news recently when he wrote a piece called Trump Should Be Removed from Office, shocking to many because it appeared in an evangelical magazine founded by the late Reverend Billy Graham.

Read Mark Galli's piece on which this episode was based.

Click here to see Mark's website.

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PELOTON UPROAR Social media has been in a tizzy about a holiday TV commercial for the Peloton stationary bike. What's the fuss all about? Tom breaks it down.

How do you feel about this Peloton ad? Before you answer, make sure you've seen the actual spot, posted below:

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THOSE POOR HOLLYWOOD ASSISTANTS HAVE TO WORK SO HARD! You have no idea how hard life is for all the talentless hacks who arrive in Los Angeles and want to get paid to become Darlene Love's or Downtown Julie Brown's personal assistants! And now some Hollywood producers and writers say they want to DO something about this travesty!

Here's the Los Angeles Times story that started it all.

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THE NEW "CHARLIE'S ANGELS' REBOOT IS A FLOP...AND IT'S YOUR FAULT! "Charlie's Angels" actor/director Elizabeth Banks can't believe that the film's opening weekend had slightly more than 1/4 the audience that the leader, "Ford vs. Ferrari" had. what's worse, it's because you're a sexist!

This is the story Tom used to prepare for this episode.

See the actual box office numbers here.

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"DAD DEPRIVATION": THE REAL CAUSE OF SO MANY MASS SHOOTINGS  As the communities of Saugus and Santa Clarita, Cailfornia struggle to recover from still another mass shooting and continue to grieve, Americans still refuse to deal with the major factor that binds so many of these incidents together: Mass shooters and other criminals (including the Saugus killer Nate Berhow) are often raised in homes with no father around. Single mother homes.

Frequent guest Dr. Warren Farrell's essay on this subject.

The Wall Street Journal's story about the death of Saugus shooter Nate Berhow.

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Get your copy of Dr. Warren Farrell's book, The Boy Crisis.


SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND "TOXIC MASCULINITY" Another school shooting, this time, north of Los Angeles. And more searching for answers. Here's what a woman on Twitter wrote:

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FORMER MAJOR LEAGUER SHOWS US WHY ADDICTS DON'T DESERVE SECOND CHANCES Josh Hamilton, who formerly played with the Angels and who had two tours with the Texas Rangers, is now accused of throwing a full bottle of water at his teenage daughter, then grabbing the chair on which she was sitting out from under her and throwing it at her. He has a history of crack addiction and alcoholism, and has received a number of second chances. Find out what this tells us about him and what it means for you and the addicts in your life.

Here's the latest Josh Hamilton story from the Dallas Morning News.

This 2013 story from the Los Angeles Times when the Angels signed Josh Hamilton tells you all about Hamilton's past, a story that maybe the Angels should have taken as a warning.

From Josh Hamilton Shares Four Daughters With Ex-Wife Katie Chadwick.

From NBC 5/Dallas: Josh Hamilton Arrested, Accused of Felony Injury to a Child

Tom thinks that addicts don't deserve second chances. What do you think? Tell him:


THE TRUTH ABOUT TYLER SKAGGS is exactly what we said here previously and even worse.  And we don't even know everything about who knew about the Angels pitcher's drug habit before he choked on his own vomit and died in a Texas hotel room. But, as Tom points out, there are several things we now do know, and one of them is that your hero wasn't exactly the poor, innocent, fun-loving guy you were led to believe!

Here is ESPN's original scoop about the Angels employee who may have procured drugs for Tyler Skaggs.

Here is the Orange County Register's story about the statement from the Angels employee who says he did drugs with Skaggs.

More on the story from the Wall Street Journal.

Hear our original episode from almost three months earlier, laying out what appears to have been the truth, almost three full months before the ESPN story. (Tom got a lot of heat for this one!)

Hear our August 30, 2019 episode after the overdose news originally came out.

Did Tyler Skaggs deserve the hero's treatment he received when he overdosed? What should the Los Angeles Angels do about his memory going forward? Tell Tom:


NOW WE KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO ANGELS PITCHER TYLER SKAGGS Of course, our listeners pretty much knew the outcome of the Skaggs autopsy in an episode all the way back on July 18, 2019. And remember when a Santa Monica publication was blasted by Texas police and even the Angels themselves? They received so many threats for publishing a column rightly speculating that Skaggs did himself in with drugs, they scrubbed the column from their website! Tom wades right in!

Here's the story from the Los Angeles Times that came out moments after the Skaggs autopsy was released.

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SHOULD WE "INVEST" IN PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S TEAM SPORTS? That's the opinion of professional women's soccer players and some sports columnists. Is the reason we don't care about women's team sports because we're a nation of misogynists? Or, because private companies such as ESPN aren't being politically correct by doing their part to promote women's team sports?

Here is Arash Markazi's column in the Los Angeles Times that sparked this episode.

Here are the actual attendance figures for the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). (Bring your microscope!)

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