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Is Netflix For Real? Dude Looks Like A Robot 12.14.18

December 14, 201863 min
In episode 294, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian the Reality Bytes podcast co-host Sofiya Alexandra to discuss a 'high-tech' robot in Russia that's just a man in a costume, earthquakes in the Midwest, Trump's love for Adderall, David Pecker and AMI flipping on Trump, the Senate passing a resolution to stop support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, the creep the GOP were trying to bring in to discourage increased minimum wage, how women-led movies are more profitable, Netflix claiming 'The Christmas Chronicles' is the biggest film of the year, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. 'Hi-tech robot' at Russia forum turns out to be man in suit2. How likely is an earthquake in the Midwest, South? The Big One could be coming3. WATCH: Noel Casler 12 1 18 Gotham Vet Show4. Trump confides to friends he's concerned about impeachment5. Tabloid Publisher’s Deal in Hush-Money Inquiry Adds to Trump’s Danger6. What Exactly Is Our Problem With Saudi Arabia?7. A Big Day For the War in Yemen8. House panel delays hearing after discovering witness’ anti-gay, anti-feminist blog posts9. Sorry, comments sections: Women-led films just make more money10. Netflix says 'The Christmas Chronicles' is Kurt Russell's biggest movie ever11. Netflix’s ‘Christmas Chronicles’ Breaks 20 Million Streams in One Week12. Brandon Coleman - 'Walk Free' (Flying Lotus Remix)Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit