Sunday, February 28, 2010

Best of the BDP Show: March 1, 2010

Today, we present an encore of our interview with "local MC" and fiancee of Your Faithful Host, MC Aub Zee. Listen to her singles, "Ibby Skibby" and "Dance: How-To Jam," and hear her explain why she's leaving me for old-ass Brett Favre.

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Today's Blends
• Busy Signal, "Born & Grow" vs. Beck, "Black Tambourine"
• Guilty Simpson, "Ode to the Ghetto" vs. The Kool Blues, "I Want to Be Ready"

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: Feb. 26, 2010

He works in mysterious ways...

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• We explore the Facebook phenomenon that is... "Can This Pickle Get More Fans Than Nickelback?"
• Here's a link to a great interview by HuffPost's Alex Leo, of South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

• We'll welcome Brooklyn MC Kil Ripkin to the program to talk about his upcoming record, The Balancing Act, his thoughts on the modern rap game and his love of getting onstage and ripping a show. [FYI: The third track, between the A&E and sports segments is NSFW]
• If you're a fan of 1980s Oliver Stone, click and marvel.

• Enjoy a preview of Ludacris' latest offering, a Tiger Woods diss called "Sexting." Say it with us now... wha... tha... fa...?'

BE SURE TO SEND US YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WEEKEND'S OLYMPIC HOCKEY ACTION! Will the US advance to the gold medal game? Email and give us your take!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: Feb. 25, 2010

I was born in the desert, raised in a lion's den...

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• We explore a piece of legislation dealing with high-risk sex offenders. According to the letter of the law, once you serve your time, you get released and should be able to get some semblance of your life back. But in the case of sex offenders, studies have shown a frightening recidivism rate. So what should be done? WHAT DO YOU THINK? Send us your opinions at

• We'll review the latest record by jazz pianist - Fender Rhodes jazz pianist - Pierre de Bethmann, Cubique.

USA WINS! 2-0 in a frantic tilt against Switzerland. They'll advance to the semifinals against Finland, and will hopefully move on to the medal round.
• As we unfortunately predicted, Pitt loses to Notre Dame.
• Holland's favorite son, shpeed-shkater Sven Kramer, blew his chance at a gold medal on a technical error yesterday. That's what you get for calling an NBC reporter stupid.

We'll be on vacation next week, enjoying sunny Florida - as long as the next bleeping round of snow doesn't keep me from making it to the airport or, subsequently, making it off the ground. But never fear! We'll be posting some of the funniest moments from the first month of the show each day, along with some special remixes and mash-ups courtesy of Your Faithful Host.

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: Feb. 24, 2010

Get your groove on today,
courtesy of Africa's finest funk...

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Today's Old-School Wednesday takes us to the funkiest corners of Africa. Just before I started the podcast, I posted this mix, and I was going to promote it during the first week of the show, but then it slipped my mind. So we present it in two parts today, with a little news and sports jammed between.

Also, a quick note: The BDP Show was created in an attempt to bring you great music - both old and new - which you may not have heard, and that extends to hip-hop. So in the future, you may see a "not-safe-for-work" (NSFW) label on some segments. Quite frankly, we probably should have slapped that sucker on the Joe Pesci and Kim Jong-Il interviews as well, but we figure the censor bleeps take care of that. Regardless, it just ain't fair to exclude good rappers based on explicit lyrics. We like to keep it relatively clean here on the program, but heck, we might as well take advantage of the complete lack of censorship offered by the "World Wide Internets," to quote urban entrepreneur Toby Jones, owner of Jones Big-Ass Truck Rental & Storage as well as Jones Good-Ass BBQ & Foot Massage.

On with the show...

• You thought it was gone... don't call it a comeback, because as we near the medal round, the games should get much more even, but for today... we welcome back "This Day in Soul-Crushing Women's Hockey Losses!"
• ESPN personality - and we're not ashamed to say, a partial inspiration for this foray into broadcasting - Tony Kornheiser, was temporarily suspended yesterday, apparently for his radio-show comments on co-worker Hannah Storm's go-go boots.

• We'll run down a few national news items, ranging from an unexpected Fox News guest to Latin America and the Caribbean forming their own regional organization to an update on the death of the latest healthcare reform bill... at least as long as it's got a public option.

Also, The Who may be through... though anyone who saw their Super Bowl performance already knew that. WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE PERFORM AT THE SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW? Surely the NFL has recovered from the "wardrobe malfuction" scandal, and we can think of a dozen artists we'd love to see in place of more Old Man Rock. Email the program at and give us your opinion!

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: Feb. 23, 2010

The GOP health care plan?

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ALSO: Something to try if you're a PC user... right now, the download limit for the podcast is 100, because it's hosted through a remote server (same reason the links are only active for a week). But try right-clicking and playing the podcast instead of downloading it. Drop an email to the show ( and let us know if that's possible, or if it just goes ahead and downloads the file anyway. THANKS!

• The Obama administration made a veiled threat to use something called reconciliation to jam yesterday's new healthcare proposal through Congress. WHAT DO YOU THINK? Will healthcare reform happen? Should it happen? Why does the GOP say "no, no, no," but then not offer any alternatives? Email the program at and give us your take!

• We review a great new album that's currently exclusive to, Hurray for the Riff Raff's Young Blood Blues.
• Your Faithful Host collaborates with an MC from the great state of Del-a-Where-It's-At for today's intro/outro music, Young Lyrix.

• In my zeal to sizzle Canada's bacon over their hockey loss to Team USA, I totally forgot about Pitt's upset win over No. 3 Villanova!
• Yahoo Sports columnist Greg Wyshynski discussed the hatefest between the US and Canadian hockey squidders in his column previewing the matchup.

Finally, possibly the next great entry in the Adult Swim line:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: Feb. 22, 2010

The perfect way to head into the second round.

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USA WINS!! 5-3 over Sidney Crosby & the Great White Beast from the North. We'll talk about the great goaltending performance by goalie Ryan Miller, and also touch on Jaromir Jagr getting steamrolled like a fresh patch of asphalt.
• Since less of us are working, less of us are hitting the drive-thru in the early-morning hours, according to the Washington Post. We'll ask whether breakfast at home is the one silver lining in the recession cloud.
• We dare you to rent this room on Craiglist. AWWWW S***!! THERE'S A BATHROOM, TOO!

• We review the free, downloadable EP from former Floetry singer Marsha Ambrosius.

• The US shocked the world with an upset over one of the two teams favored to take home the gold in Olympic hockey, the Canadiens (the other favorite is Russia). Penguin defenseman Brooks Orpik helped set the tone for a hard-hitting game that saw Canada goalie Marty Brodeur giving up a very-uncharacteristic five goals. Meanwhile, we have to give it up to the Pens' Stanley Cup rival and Detroit Red Wing star Brian Rafalski, who had back-to-back two-goal games to lead the US in their last two wins.
• The world stopped to tune in for Tiger Woods' non-press-conference press conference on Friday. I think the last time this many people tuned in for a "moment in time" was the OJ verdict (which I still insist is the "Kennedy moment" for my generation; I still remember exactly where I was when it was announced).

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF TIGER'S APOLOGY/CHEATING/EGOMANIA/POSSIBLE COMEBACK? You can email the show at We toss it to the Faithful Listeners:

Zack from Pittsburgh writes:
"He never should have left the tour. He never should have gone to rehab. He never should have apologized. Nobody was surprised and nobody was offended except for the people who actually care about him as a person. I'm guessing that there aren't/weren't many of those to begin with."

Jody from Pennsylvania writes:
"As a golfer he is talented, as a person he is scum. The apology was a joke. It seems he is more concerned with saving his career than anything else and if I was his wife that would speak volumes to me. No amount of money would be worth staying because it basically says that is what my heart ache is worth. Now staying for the kids sake? that I can't speak to. That 'good job' hug from his mom was unnecessary. He needs to stand alone on this. I think a public apology is a condition of his therapy but to do it on TV seems a mockery in a way... like bad reality tv. I heard a lot of sports casters comment on his 'vulnerability' but I have seen more emotion coming from a paper cup. At some point I would have liked to have seen him break down and sob and beg his wife's forgiveness, like in a good chick-flick romantic comedy. I would have respected that more. There is no doubt he is one of the best golfers ever. And if that is his main concern then that's fine, do that. But don't waste your time or ours trying to be a decent man; you just don't have what it takes to make the team."

Finally, the Golf Channel prostitutes itself and pleads for Tiger's return, by way of analyst Charlie Ryman, who's so moved that he breaks down like he's at his best friend's funeral. Charlie, the dude cheated on his wife. He didn't die saving two-dozen orphans from a burning building. Get a grip:

Tiger Woods' Non-Press-Conference Press Conference: A BDP Discussion

WHAT DID YOU THINK OF TIGER'S PRESS CONFERENCE? Was it sincere? Was it hokey and fake? Was it just six American flags short of a White House presser?

Email the show at and give us your take!

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: Feb. 19, 2010


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Some crazy man who was fed up with his taxes set his house on fire yesterday then crashed his plane into the Austin, Texas, IRS building.
Tiger Woods will be making his Non-Announcement Announcement today. We'll speculate and hope that perhaps it will spiral out of control. But probably not.

• We shudder in fear at T-Pain's beard, take note of how all Rob Swift's scratching is making us itch, and listen to a few cuts from German rapper Bushido's newest disc, Zieten Aendern Dich. Do we know what he's saying? Nope.

• Dutch speedskating "superstar" Sven Kramer thinks you should know who he is. We explain why he should either pick up a stick or start wearing pink tassels if he wants to get attention for skating in the U.S.
• We mourn the possible loss of our favorite new Olympics segment, "This Day in Soul-Crushing Women's Hockey Losses."

We also have several videos to get to, mentioned during the podcast:

Scottish brewers BrewDog explain the process they use to achieve high ABV content in their previous world's-strongest-beer titleholder, "Tactical Nuclear Penguin":

Tactical Nuclear Penguin from BrewDog on Vimeo.

BrewDog's James Watt also sent us a second hilarious video, about their newest, strongest, the 82-proof monster, "Sink the Bismarck!":

Sink the Bismarck! from BrewDog on Vimeo.

Finally, a siiiiiick routine by DJ A-Trak (he's the first one; the other routine, by Prime Cuts, is alright too):

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: Feb. 18, 2010

I'm expecting this to be the main
'Tiger Woods look' from here on out.

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On today's edition of the program, we welcome the mysterious, elusive, illustrious Swaam, who we hope may one day help co-host the show. He joins us on the final segment to talk a little more about our top story.

Tiger Woods will give his first public statement since "The Incident" this coming Friday. He will not take any questions. It will suck.

WHAT SHOULD TIGER SAY? Email the show at and give us your best press-conference soundbyte. We'll read the funniest ones on Friday's program.

• The Ravens have signed Donte Stallworth. We'll discuss how lucky you have to be to drive drunk, kill a man, serve only 28 days in jail and then get a $900,000 contract for your troubles. For insight on this, we turn to the legendary words of Chris Rock, a la OJ: "That sh*t was about fame. If OJ drove a bus..? He wouldn't even be OJ; he'd be Orrenthal, the Bus-Drivin' Murderer."

• We make nice with France, but quickly lump them back into the Axis of Evil. They tried to bilk us out of 18 million bottles of wine. For real. And speaking of the Axis of Evil, we have another special birthday guest on the program today...

• We review the new record by 60 Watt Kid, We Come From the Bright Side.

• The Swaam weighs in on Tiger Woods and Donte Stallworth, and we bring you the latest installment of our new favorite Olympics segment, "This Day in Soul-Crushing Women's Hockey Losses."

Related links:
• Serge Gainsbourg, Madame Claude (1977)
• In a classic moment of on-air stupidity, a British news anchor confused Joe Biden's ash with a bruise yesterday. Click here for a hilarious story by Artie Lange about being threatened by his bookie on Ash Wednesday, made even more hilarious by Howard Stern losing complete control of his laughter.

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: Feb. 17, 2010

How much Moog can you handle?
Robert Mason thinks it's a lot.

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Old-school Wednesday takes us south to Brasil today, with a look back at Caetano Veloso's classic 1968 record Tropicalia, along with some funky cosmic slop by way of Moog synthesizer wiz Robert Mason.

• Scottish brewers BrewDog have created the world's strongest beer, an 82-proof animal called Sink the Bismarck! We discuss brewing methods and whether we're prepared to shill out for what's sure to be an expensive six-pack.

• We review Caetano Veloso's landmark fusion record Tropicalia.

• Men's Olympic ice hockey is underway. The US hits the ground running, Crosby and the Canadian Bacon make a fresh pelt out of Norway, and we bring you the latest installment in our new Olympic series, "This Day in Soul-Crushing Women's Hockey Losses." We know there's no crying in baseball... is there crying in hockey? What if you lose by 13?

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Email the show at and let us know!

Brewery Beef: A BDP Discussion

First it was a movie... now it's an 82-proof beer...

On today's program, we discuss the Brewdog Brewery's latest offering, Sink the Bismarck!, an 82-proof beer that is officially the world's strongest. We asked listeners what their thoughts were on this Scottish brew, and we want to hear yours!

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE BEER? Would you buy what is surely a pricey case of Sink the Bismarck? Email the show at and weigh in!

Will from PA writes:
"It's all about hops: HopDevil, Hop Slam, Hopsickle, Hop Wallop, Two-Hearted Ale, etc."

Tim from PA writes:
"I'm curious as to how they reach that percentage without adding some type of distilled alcohol. The most aggresive beer and wine yeasts that I'm aware of are only able to reach about 95% attenuation, and usually crap out at around 20-25% ABV. Once that level of alcohol is reached, it becomes toxic to the yeast and they either go to sleep or die. The only other way to do it is to remove water by refrigeration; the water in the solution freezes leaving behind a really strong, concentrated beer (an ice beer, or eisbock)."

Zack's brother Tim, a Pittsburgh-area homebrewer, drops some more brewing knowledge and starts a little beer-based beef:
"Definitely cool with the 40% beer. I've paid the $11 for the dogfish head 120 minute and world wide stout, but I'm pretty sure I'd pass on $20 a beer (pure extrapolation). Making this beer is probably a really poor business decision considering the global recession we're currently facing. There was a beer that came out not long ago from sam adams called Utopia that went for something like $100 a bottle that nobody bought except for pretentious a**holes.

I'm also sure this new stuff tastes like s*** and has a severe alcohol burn (is it acceptable to mix it with Coke?). As a consumer of fermented beverages I will probably pass on this beer until some dick with a credit card wants to buy me one. My recent beer purchases are based on a cost/benefit quadratic curve that was fitted using the least squares formula.

When it comes to going out with the intention of enjoying beer, I'm currently into the winter warmers. Anderson Valley's Winter Solstice is hands-down the best winter beer available. Well balanced between malt and hops with just enough alcohol kick to melt your toes after a long day shoveling snow.

In thinking about good and bad beers right now, I have to start a rant. All you brewers out there, what's with all the f***ing crystal malt? For those of you who don't know, this is the overwhelmingly cloying sweet/toffee/malty flavor that comes in beer around this time of year. Crystal is prominent in the winter, and nauseating in the summer. Inexperienced and taste-deficient brewers use this malt in too-large quantities for dark color and flavor. It sticks to your tongue and nose and makes you want to vomit when overused in a beer. BALANCE YOUR F***ING MALTS, DUMBASS!"

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Email the show at On a related note, the Dogfish Head Brewery, famous for its eccentric and occasionally ass-kicking brews, is right up the road from us. We may whip out the Rolodex and see if we can finagle an special Dogfish-related guest on the program.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: Feb. 16, 2010

We get a little 'horny' on
the program today (rimshot please...)

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On today's program, we venture to Eastern Europe, where we do our best to prevent seduction by hot chicks with foreign accents, in an attempt to keep from becoming the victims of some crazy Dutchman with a meat hammer in Hostel 3.

Actually, we'll review a Balkan brass album that blends tradition with a little modern jazz sensibility.

• Secretary of State Hilary Clinton says Iran is 'becoming a military dictatorship', according to the BBC. Thanks, Captain Obvious. We play devil's advocate and ask: Regardless of how you feel about a nuclear Iran (our feeling: it would be bad), what gives the U.S. the right to say who can and can't have nukes?
• 'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson says he is allergic to vagina. Seriously. That's a direct quote from the new Details magazine.
• Associated Press: Is your grandma tough enough to beat up a shark?


• Men's Olympic hockey starts up today
• The Battle for the Big East is in full swing, with the 'Cuse, 'Nova and WVU all taking recent losses
• Finally, we all join hands and get creeped out by Fox sports analyst Jimmy Johnson pimping ExtenZe, the red-headed stepchild of the male-enhancement drug world.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Email the show at and let us know!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: Feb. 15, 2010

Just your average inter-urban electric
A&E pit crew and rhythm band...

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• Hmmmmm.... no real news for today, except that we can all thank the sweet Lord that it didn't snow... at least not here. We discuss how we're watching the Food Network way too much, and wonder why Kimora Lee Simmons would name her baby after one of our neckties.

• We run down the Bonnaroo Music Festival lineup for 2010 and play tracks from a couple of the lesser-known artists on the bill you may want to check out.

• Penguins drop two OT games over the weekend
• Pitt wins a TRIPLE-OT thriller against the Couch-Burning Brigade (WVU)
• We discuss a shocking lack of defense (and heck, offense) from the Chinese women's hockey squidder

Related links:
• J-Live, Chocolate-Covered Samples mixtape
• Gordon'n'Rogers the Inter-Urban Electric A&E Pit Crew and Rhythm Band, Bug-In!
'Pimpslapp'd!': The Beat Doctor's Horrifyingly-Inappropriate Valentine's Day mixtape
FAT HEDGEHOG UPDATE: Morbidly-obese albino hedgehogs in the BBC

BDP Show: Weekly Podcast Wrap, Feb. 8-12

Our second week of the program was marked by (timpani roll....) THE STOOOOORM OF 2010, both Pt. 1: 'Nobody Beats tha Blizz' and its nasty little cousin, Pt. 2: 'We're Off to See the Blizzard.' But we managed to push through - or possibly shovel through - and if you missed any, the weekly recap is below (all links are active until one week after the show date):

FEB. 8, 2010 - DOWNLOAD
NEWS: We take a look back at our frozen weekend, our equally-frozen house, and our raging beef with the snow-shoveling crew next door
A&E: We review Dutch hip-hop trio The Q4's new album, Sound Surroundings
SPORTS: We talk a little Drew Breeeeeeeees and the Super-Bowl-winning Saints

FEB. 9, 2010 - DOWNLOAD
NEWS: We welcome special guest Joe Pesci, who celebrates his birthday by getting upset with our questions about another 'Home Alone' sequel
A&E: We review D.C. beatmaker Oddisee's new instrumental album, Traveling Man. We also explore the, uh, possibility that Jay-Z and Beyoncé are actually 33rd-degree Masons out to rule the world

FEB. 10, 2010 - DOWNLOAD
NEWS: We pitch our Lil' Wayne reality TV show, after discovering that he had to have $14,000 in diamonds removed from his teeth before going to jail
A&E: On our second old-school Wednesday, we review composer Les Baxter's 1970 take on samba, Bugaloo in Brazil

FEB. 11, 2010 - DOWNLOAD
NEWS: We mark the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran to talk about how sites we once considered annoying - Facebook and Twitter - have become invaluable communication tools
A&E: We hop across the pond to review Condors, the debut album by UK trio Nedry
SPORTS: We preview the Pitt game and learn why you shouldn't play the Beatles on your podcast OR try to cover Johnny Cash

FEB. 12, 2010 - DOWNLOAD
NEWS: We bring you an Olympic story you're probably not going to hear about on NBC and talk a little about drug legalization
A&E: As long as we're in Canada, we hitch a ride from Dudley Do-Right and review a quality EP by Manitoba MCs The Lytics

Saturday, February 13, 2010

FREE DOWNLOAD: 'Pimpslapp'd!': A Horrifyingly-Inappropriate Valentine's Day Mix

If you're considering this mix as a last-minute Valentine's gift for your girl who loves music, I cannot stress this enough: DON'T.

Okay, so I don't want anyone to get overly offended, so let me just say first: this is intended as a joke, and there's a story behind it.

Back in the day, in high school, I had a female friend who was fairly big into feminism and women's liberation; which I'm all for. But she also wasn't above taking some good-natured ribbing about it. And it was the Golden Age of East Coast hip-hop and gangsta-rap, so my way of ribbing was generally to whip up mixtapes of the most misogynistic songs I could track down, and play them when we were hanging out or driving somewhere.

At first she would pretend to be offended, but a short time later, we're rolling down the road with her yelling "B*tches ain't sh*t but hoes and tricks!"

So that's the humorous place from whence this particular mix comes. It ranges from Too $hort to Biggie to Snoop Dogg and plenty of people you may not have even heard of before. And there are actually some positive songs here as well (for example, both of the Jeru da Damaja songs differentiate between ladies and "b*tches," a distinction many other entries here do not make).

Regardless, it's my Valentine's Day present to one and all. However, for fans of the podcast, there are no censor bleeps here... each and every song on the mix has explicit lyrics galore. So, for my father, who has been playing the podcast during his shift at the coffee shop, I CANNOT STRESS HOW INAPPROPRIATE THAT WOULD BE. And, I suppose, if you're planning on breaking up with your girl for V-Day, this would be perfect to leave in her mailbox.

Otherwise, enjoy some of the most willfully-ignorant, X-rated, misogynistic hip-hop you're likely to hear! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD! (link will be active until Feb. 20)

• Snoop Dogg Intro
Prince Paul - Dimepieces
• Quasimoto - Hydrant Game
• J. Dilla - Crushin'
• Biggie - Dreams of F***** an R&B B*****
• Thirstin Howl III - Dreams of F***** a Cartoon B****
• Jeru da Damaja - Da Bichez
• Jeru da Damaja - Me or the Papes
• Too $hort - C***tales
• Xzibit, Jayo Felony & Method Man - P**** Pop
• 2Pac - All Bout U
• Prince Paul - Beautiful Night
• Ant Banks - The Drunken Fool
• ODB - Got Your Money
• DJ Quik - Down Down Down
• Snoop Dogg - Fresh Pair of Panties
• Junior M.A.F.I.A. - We Don't Need It
• DJ Quik - I Useta Know Her
• Snoop Dogg - It Ain't No Fun
• ODB - Dog S***
• Redman - Soopermanluva, Pt. 3 (Pt. 2)
• Biggie - One More Chance
• Celly Cel - Skanlezz Azz Bytchez
• Snoop Dogg Outro

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: Feb. 12, 2010

"...this drug thing, it ain't police work... nah... it AIN'T."

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On this Friday, we welcome the opening ceremony of the upcoming Olympiad with a story you're probably not going to hear on NBC: the east side of Vancouver is apparently "Drug Central" for North America, according to a report in the BBC. We explore a controversial program the Vancouver mayor supports and discuss drug legalization, the strategy of enforcement vs. prevention/treatment and a great speech from a character on HBO's The Wire, about the failure of the War on Drugs.

On a lighter note, as we half-jokingly predicted on yesterday's program, WE'RE HUGE IN ALGERIA! We're taking the international world by storm here on the program, and we celebrate with a day of traditional north African music.

Of course, since we were already up in the Great White North for the Olympics, we may as well hitch a moose ride over to Manitoba and review a self-titled six-track EP by local group The Lytics.

Finally, to lighten the mood after a week of heavy snow, we pass along a great segment from Comedy Central's Tosh.0, a video breakdown of the most lopsided girl fight you're likely to see:

Video Breakdown - Chick Choke
Web Redemption2 Girls, 1 Cup ReactionDemi Moore Picture