The Evening Bulletin with Perry Michael Simon

The Evening Bulletin with Perry Michael Simon

Got a few minutes? That's all you need to catch up with the truly odd, real things going on in the world today... no, not THAT weirdness. The OTHER weirdness. Stories you haven't heard elsewhere, direct from radio's storehouse of weird news and conversation starters, Talk Topics at Daily, and short. Real short. Follow Talk Topics on Twitter @talktopics and Perry Michael Simon at @pmsimon wherever fine social media is available.


May 8, 2020 1 min

I'm feeling guilty about ordering "non-essential" stuff for delivery during a pandemic. I'm feeling guilty about ordering ANYTHING for delivery during a pandemic.

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Are you using your pandemic down-time in a constructive manner? Yeah, me neither.

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May 4, 2020 1 min

A lot has changed since March. I'm not certain we'll get back what we had in the meantime, and I'm not talking about the economy.

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May 1, 2020 47 secs

Guess who's back? (Sort of. Kinda.) The Bulletin lives....

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March 19, 2020 31 secs

The podcast goes on hiatus after 666 episodes (this is the 667th), because everyone needs a break.

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March 18, 2020 1 min

A poll shows more people today think the coronavirus threat is "blown out of proportion" than thought so a month ago. We are truly in a post-facts world. (Source: NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll)

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March 17, 2020 1 min

Toilet paper isn't really in short supply. It's just that... okay, we'll go into why you can't easily find TP at your local market, and how that's by design.

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March 16, 2020 1 min

Things take a dark turn, and Mr. Brightside has some trouble finding humor in anything. I talk about how the incessant coronavirus news is affecting what I do for a living.

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March 13, 2020 1 min

We live in a time when we need instructions on safety when eating out. That's distressing. (Source: USA Today)

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March 12, 2020 1 min

What happens when there are too many massive news stories happening all at once? This. This is what happens.

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March 11, 2020 52 secs

VHS tapes are making a comeback? Not really, but for some people, videotape remains a big deal, like vinyl records. (Source: CNBC via NBC News)

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March 10, 2020 58 secs

Elbow bumps replacing fist bumps replacing handshakes...

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March 9, 2020 1 min

We love technology until it just won't do what it's supposed to do, like automatically reset clocks for Daylight Saving Time. That's when the cursing starts.

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March 6, 2020 1 min

Monopoly takes too long to play. It's complicated and boring. Why, then, is it so popular? (Source: BBC)

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March 5, 2020 1 min

Could you live with your toilet right next to your bed, in the same room? In London, people pay big bucks for that, not because they want to, but because that's what's available. The real estate market is insane. (Source: CNN)

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March 4, 2020 1 min

Coronavirus has some people turning survivalist, hoarding supplies in case we're all quarantined. Are you ready to go that far? (Source: KTVT/Dallas-Fort Worth)

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March 3, 2020 1 min

The passing of the founder of Trader Joe's serves as a reminder that not too many other businesses are as universally highly regarded. Except for the parking. (Source: Washington Post)

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March 2, 2020 1 min

Coronavirus threatens the way we greet each other. Can you live without handshakes or European-style cheek kisses? Yes, you can. (Source: Los Angeles Times)

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February 28, 2020 1 min

It's that season again. Peeps are back. Shamrock shakes, too. Spare me. (Source: USA Today; CNN)

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February 27, 2020 1 min

The pending demise of a Spanish-language newsstand in L.A. is a reminder of how far print has fallen. It also raises the question of whether anyone's reading anything but social media posts and text messages anymore. (Source: Los Angeles Times)

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