Transcript of OA369: Hummanist Invocations & LED ZEPPELIN

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 369.  I am Thomas Smith, that’s Andrew Torrez.  How’re you doing, Andrew?

Andrew:         I am doing fantastic, Thomas, how are you?

Thomas:         Doing great!

Andrew:         Yeah, coronavirus free?

Thomas:         Yeah, nothing wrong.  I don’t have to worry about having a retirement account anymore.

Andrew:         [Laughs]  Yeah-

Thomas:         That’s a load off my mind!  [Laughs]  

Andrew:         We’re gonna work until we’re 200.

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Transcript of OA368: Your Guide to the Coronavirus, Part 2

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 368, I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew.  How’re you doing, Andrew?

Andrew:         I am doing fantastic.  For those whom I met and shook hands with last week in Houston, I have zero signs of fever or coughing, fatigue, any of that.  So I’m fine, I’m healthy, how are you?

Thomas:         Still operating under the impression that I already had coronavirus.

Andrew:         Yeah.

Thomas:         I don’t think anyone’s ever gonna talk me out of that.  I was trying to pretend like I was joking, still not joking.

Andrew:         [Laughing]  You do know it’s not the chickenpox, right?

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Transcript of OA367: Interview with the “All the Music” Creators!

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 367.  I’m Thomas Smith, that’s P. Andrew Tortoise, how ya doin?

Andrew:         [Laughs] [Turtle Impression] Welll I’mmmm doin finnne Thommmas.

Thomas:         [Laughs]  

Andrew:         How are you?

Thomas:         Well, you know.

Andrew:         I do.

Thomas:         Doin’ okay.  [Laughs]  

Andrew:         I do.  But I’m excited about today’s episode!

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Transcript of OA366: Your Guide to the Coronavirus!

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 366.  I’m Thomas Smith, and, uh, we can’t have nice things Andrew.  How’re you doing?

Andrew:         [Sighs] Ahhh, yeah.  It’s not a great day for me, although I am wearing a full gas mask so that will prevent me from-

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Transcript of OA365: Every Melody Ever, Part 1

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 365!  Wow, that means you can start episode 1 on January 1st of the year and get to now. 

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         I dunno why you’d wanna do that, but you could and it would be a full year.  Anyway, how’re you doing, Andrew? 

Andrew:         Well, I’m looking up after that now that you can get Opening Arguments every day for an entire year.

Thomas:         Yeah.

Andrew:         That’s, um, I feel good!

Thomas:         We can even do – we can pause at like a quarter through this episode and it would be 365 and a fourth.  Perfect!

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

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Transcript of OA364: Will the Supreme Court Shield Trump’s Taxes? (No.)

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 364, and I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew.  How’re you doing, Andrew?

Andrew:         [Laughs] I am fantastic, Thomas!  How are you?

Thomas:         I am just-  we got so much good stuff to talk about.  There are lawsuits and lawsuits and more lawsuits and they pretty much just involve Trump, but lots of questions, lots of stuff I’m seeing posted on social media, people are unclear about what a lot of this means and that’s my favorite because Andrew’s here to break it down for us and tell us how this all actually works.  So I’m excited, you excited?

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Transcript of OA363: Good News About Ex-Felons in Florida

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments!  This is episode 363, I’m Thomas Smith, that over there is Andrew Torrez.  How’re you doin’ Andrew?

Andrew:         I am fantastic Thomas, how are you?  How’d you enjoy those Nevada results… if they came in?

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Transcript of OA362: The Pardon Power (Or: Blagojevich, Milken, and Trump, Oh My!)

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 362.  I’m Thomas Smith, that over there is Andrew Torrez.  How are you doing, my friend?

Andrew:         I am fantastic, Thomas, how are you?  How was your trip?

Thomas:         Oh my gosh!

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         I am in a full body cast like in the movies, and always one leg is suspended at an angle, you know?  In a sling.

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Transcript of OA361: DC Sides with Trump in Emoluments Case?

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 361.  I’m Thomas Smith, that’s Andrew Torrez, that means we’re just starting our next rotation in our 720.  How’s it going, Andrew?

Andrew:         [Laughs]  I like to feel like I’m on a skateboard in midair-

Thomas:         Yeah.

Andrew:         And yeah, except [Sighs]

Thomas:         The podcast is just one long trick.

Andrew:         I’m ollying it, man!

Thomas:         Yeah.  Beto would be proud.

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Transcript of OA360: The Tuesday Afternoon Massacre

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 360.  Oh!  Nice number.  Good old 360. 

Andrew:         Yeah, the Babylonian year, right?

Thomas:         Sure. Yeah.

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         I was just gonna say it’s like when I was a kid and you’d just try to jump and spin around in a full circle and be like “360!”  But yeah, you’re-

Andrew:         Oh, yeah!

Thomas:         Your reference too, exactly!

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