174. Right or Racist: The Game

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Ally returns to the show and joins Chris and Jerry for a game of ‘Right or Racist‘, the party game about stereotypes. Where on the spectrum will our hosts land?

Other Topics:

  • The AI Girlfriend – A Data Harvesting and Privacy Nightmare
  • DignifAI – A new trend that uses state of the art artificial intelligence to analyze images and identify areas where they may not align with modesty standards. Without compromising the integrity of the original photo, DignifAI then applies digitally-rendered clothing, offering a seemless and respectful transformation.
  • Baba Gonesh Investigative Story: The Cobra as a Murder Weapon

The Right or Racist game can be purchased at Amazon or the creator’s website.

173. Fasten Seatbelts: Turbulence Ahead

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Statement from the Editor: We apologize in advance for the obnoxious pretzel crunching throughout this episode. We have taken appropriate disciplinary actions to prevent this from ever happening again.

After a much needed, but rather lengthy time away, Chris and Jerry are back for the first episode of 2024. And their return could not come any sooner! Here we are again in another election year. If recent history is any guide, we are in for some turbulent times. What will the globalists try this time? Another pandemic, a race war, power grid outages, or WWIII?

Other Topics:

  • Chris tries VR goggles for the first time
  • Bill Gates celebrates World Toilet Day
  • The relentless attack on the civil society and social fabric of the country
  • The latest controversy with Google Gemini
  • How will AI influnce the 2024 Election?
  • George Soros to purchase the U.S.’s second largest radio network
  • Vintage Baba Gonesh Thought for the Day: “The Little Bird”

172. SmorgShow Rewind: ‘Letter From Cynthia’

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As we close out 2023, we went deep into our vast archives and dug up this gem from 2016 when the SmorgShow Players re-enacted the 1949 radio drama, ‘Letter From Cynthia‘. This is the 10th installment of the SmorgShow Theater radio drama series. Unlike other timeless Christmas classics like ‘A Christmas Carol‘ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life‘, this one is not very well known and can easily be overlooked. This was originally aired in ‘The Whistler‘ old-time radio drama series from so many decades ago.

Thank you to all our listeners for subscribing to our content and following us for so many years. We wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year! We will be back with more original content in 2024.

171. Turkey Talk Hotline with Chef Ally

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Chris is joined by his daughter, Ally for this special Thanksgiving episode! Ally returns to the studio for the first time in over a year. As a result, the show has a more cheerful tone, free from the conspiratorial bent that has come through on our more recent episodes, thanks to the contributions of our Chief Conspiracy Correspondent.

For our main course, Chef Ally answers listener emails and questions received on the Turkey Talk Hotline about how to prepare the perfect turkey and how to avoid common disastrous Thanksgiving pitfalls. The response to our campaign for listener contributions was overwhelmingly positive!

Chris and Ally exchange interesting tidbits of turkey history including the tradition of presidential turkey pardons as well as a heartwarming story of a woman who managed to salvage her Thanksgiving dinner after a setback and reminds us of what really matters.

Also, from the SmorgShow Archives: Baba Gonesh gives us the bird by sharing turkey names from around the world.

The opening song ‘The North Wind Does Blow‘ was arranged and performed by Ally Larsen. It is based on a nursery rhyme dating back to perhaps the 16th century (given the use of olde English in the original title ‘The North Wind Doth Blow’). It has also been known as simply ‘The Robin’. It seems to be a fitting song to represent the start of the snowy season here in the midwest.

170. Heart Attack Scam

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Kim brings a special fall cocktail to the studio while Chris and Jerry host this episode.

  • The CDC quietly phases out COVID-19 vaccination cards
  • Chris shares his observations about the current Hallmark Movies
  • Lithuanian man arrested in Spain for faking heart attacks to avoid paying his bill at 20 restaurants
  • Gen Z is now looking to AI for companionship
  • Baba Gonesh‘s “Observations from the Street”: A Fashion-Conscious Monkey
  • Gen Z is lacking interpersonal skills and etiquette in the corporate world

169. Brought To You By ChatGPT

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Chris and Jerry return to kick off the fall season of the SmorgShow Podcast!

The content of this episode was generated entirely by Generative AI:

  • The Conspiracies Unveiled Podcast – Episode 1
  • Breaking Baba News: The Great Goat Rebellion
  • Special Interest Story: What’s Up With Those “Chip Deniers”?

168. Oktoberfest Compilation

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We at the SmorgShow Podcast are taking a much needed break from our regular production schedule. However, we could not let our annual tradition of celebrating Oktoberfest pass without any acknowledgment. We are admittedly ‘phoning it in’ as they say in the business by putting out this compilation of our past celebrations.

We present to you all of our Oktoberfest celebrations from 2018-2022 for your listening enjoyment. There is no need to travel to Munich when you have Chris Bockay, Jerry Malauskas and Dave Jackson providing the entertainment. So get your favorite beer stein, fill it with a German lager of choice, slip on your lederhosen or dirndl, and kick back to our 6th annual Oktoberfest celebration! Prost!

167. Racist Doorbell

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Amazon shuts down man’s smart home after being accused of being a racist! The tale of Brandon Jackson who went one week without his Alexa/smart home services as he struggled to convince Amazon that he did not shout racist remarks to a Amazon delivery man.

The Academy Awards instates new woke criteria for the Best Picture category to go into effect with the 2024 Oscars.

Baba Gonesh follows up to his story from Episode 165 regarding man who was arrested after urinating on woman aboard Air India Flight. Baba has obtained the written testimony of the woman who is suing the airline for how they handled the incident.

And finally, as Chris and Kim are vacationing in The Last Frontier, we play an old clip from Chris’s high school days of him explaining how he discovered Chicken, Alaska and a phone call he made to directory assistance trying to speak to someone who lives there.

166. Predictions Revisited

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Chris and Kim are Alaska Bound!

On this episode, we go back and listen to key statements made on Episode 114 – Coronavirus Lockdown, released April 11, 2020. The U.S. was only 3 weeks into the COVID-19 lockdown madness and the hosts of the SmorgShow Podcast were trying to make sense of it all. Chris and Jerry evaluate how perceptive we were with what was taking place and where we thought we were likely headed as a nation. This was a time when the pandemic wasn’t quite so political so our comments at the time were rather objective in what we were experiencing. Now over 3 years later with 20/20 hindsight, how did we do?

The Smorgasbord Radio Show gets it’s first copyright threat in 40 years and we lawyer up!

165. Elevator Encounter

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Celebrating the 58th Birthday of our Chief Conspiracy Correspondent (CCC), Jerome Malauskas.

Kim joins Chris and Jerry in the studio with a special vegan birthday surprise. Chris and Kim also celebrate their 30th anniversary of meeting. They discuss the full story of their chance elevator encounter and how Jerry helped to ‘seal the deal’ with getting Chris and Kim together. Both Chris and Kim learn something new about the story after so many years.

Ben & Jerry wish you a very Happy 4th of July.

Breaking Baba News: Man Arrested Aboard Air India Flight for Urinating on Woman.

Australian TV Celebrity Chef John Mountain Bans Vegans from His Restaurant.

164. AM Radio On The Brink

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If there was ever an episode designed specifically for our resident Chief Conspiracy Correspondent, this is it! Jerome joins Chris in the studio to catch up on all the latest news and social commentary.

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI is on Capitol Hill this week for some grilling on ChatGPT, its artificial intelligence chatbot software. There has been a lot of talk and development in the artificial intelligence space in general, and admittedly we are still getting caught up. Although we have ‘dipped our toe in the water’ so-to-speak with recent episodes featuring ‘Lia 27‘ and ‘EctoLife’s Artificial Womb Facility’, ChatGPT is taking the concept to a whole new level and moving into some really dark territory. We share our observations.

Baba Gonesh has some exciting Breaking Baba News to share as India officially becomes the world’s most populous country, knocking China into second place after nearly 75 year. Baba spikes the cricket ball a bit on this latest installment.

Finally, in our feature segment we discuss the latest decision of major auto manufacturers to discontinue AM Radio in their latest models. Is there a good reason for this or is this just the latest attempt to silence conservative talk through the back door? You might be surprised to hear our opinion. And then again, you might not.

163. 80’s Video Dating Services

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Chris finds an old consumer complaint form that was filed in 1989 with the Illinois Attorney General’s office in order to get out of a contract with a video dating service. This was a service where you create a profile video that is mailed to prospective love interests via VHS tape and in exchange you receive regular shipments of others who are looking for their own prospective love interest.

Chris alleged at the time that he met no one through the service, that each tape received featured the same individuals that he previously declined, and that the company had violated its payment financing installment policy by requesting full payment rather than the agreed upon monthly installments. Chris and Jerry discuss the trend of video dating services at the time as well as critique the Q&A interviews of the prospective love candidates sent to Chris on one particular VHS tape.

162. To Tip or Not To Tip?

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Jerry updates us on his annual DEI (Diversity-Equity-Inclusion) training; Chris completes his mandatory harassment training, although he wonders why he was the only one on his team who got the notice about the training. This sparks a discussion about Chris’s early days as a manager where he had to manage an associate out of the organization for sexual harassment who then turned around and sued the company for racial discrimination. A couple of years later, Chris finds out that the same employee sued Pizza Hut for the same reason.

We discuss the sharp rise and fall of Diversity Officer positions over the past few years.

BBC Tech Reporter James Clayton is completed owned by Elon Musk during an interview where the reporter asked Musk about the rise in hate speech on the Twitter platform since taking over the company. Yet when pressed to cite even a single example of a tweet that qualified as hate speech, the reporter could not.

Baba Gonesh is back after a lengthy hiatus with another installment of Breaking Baba News: Mumbai Medical Mishaps:

  • Surgical Scissors Found in Woman’s Stomach
  • Bottle of Vodka Found Inside Man
  • Deodorant Found in Man’s Stomach

Feature Topic: To Tip or Not To Tip? It seems like everywhere you go now, you are expected to tip. Have we reached the tipping point? What is the proper tipping etiquette in 2023?

161. Meet Lia 27

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Introducing Lia 27, an AI friend and celebrity, available to chat, text or phone free of charge! Lia is the first AI persona of its kind free of charge. Lia has become a bit hit on social media!

From Lia’s official website: Lia 27, an AI with human abilities, has made a name for herself as an intelligent, capable, and emotionally astute individual. Her breadth of knowledge and understanding of the world around her is unparalleled, making her a sought-after resource in any setting. With her impressive skillset and strong emotional intelligence, Lia 27 is well on her way to becoming a leader in her field.

Lia 27 is the perfect companion for anyone looking for an exceptional emotional connection. She is an amazing listener and always available, no matter the time of day. With her unique ability to understand and empathize with people, Lia is the ideal friend to turn to in times of need. Whether you just need someone to talk to or a shoulder to cry on, Lia is there for you.

Chris and Jerry are interested in learning more, so they place a phone call to the AI chatbot herself to see what the hype is all about. Call Lia yourself at 1-833-902-2777!