Brightest Daycare

Episod 090: Nineties Nostalgia

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Episode ninety is up, ready for you to stick in your ears! This was a slow week for news and sports tidbits, but I got TWELVE books to review this week! Next weekend is C2E2 AND Record Store Day, so I will likely be busy, but still ready to get down on next weeks comics, news and sports for episode ninety-one! Thanks, as always, and enjoy!!!!

Books Reviewed: American Gods 2, Deadpool and the Mercs for Money 10, Deadpool vs Punisher 1, Doctor Who - Ghost Stories Chapter 6, Doctor Who 12th Dcotor Year Three 1, The Flash 20, Mercury Heat 12, Old Man Logan 21, Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern 3, Rose 1, Weapon X and Wonder Woman 20.

News- 0:02:24

Books Pt1- 0:18:10

Sports- 0:38:35

Books Pt2- 0:46:57

Pick of the Week- 1:08:38

Total- 01:19:57

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Episode 089: BDCMan '89

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Episode eighty-nine is up and roaring away through the internet to your ears! I had quite a weekend, and recording day was not without it's own drama (I don't want to get into too many gritty details, just to say that I had a Monday to rival plenty of bad Mondays). I was able to still get into some news, sports and reviews- and even got to watch the Thor: Ragnarok trailer, so the delays did have SOME benefits. I am glad to have this episode up and done, though, because I dont think I could have held out and done anymore work for it on Tuesday... Thanks, as always, for listening and enjoy!!!

Books reviewed: All-New Wolverine 19, Amory Wars - Good Apollo, I'm A Burning Star IV 1, Doctor Who - Ghost Stories Chapter 5, Green Lanterns 20, Invader Zim 18, Iron Fist 2, Nightwing 18, The Sovereigns 0, Spider-Man Deadpool 16, Star Wars 30, The Walking Dead 166 and X-Men Gold 1.

News- 0:03:25

Books Pt1- 0:21:58

Sports Chat- 0:36:22

Books Pt2- 0:42:06

Pick of the Week- 01:02:50

Total- 1:12:04

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Episode 88: Mercs Outcast The Hunger with Banana Splits

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Episode eighty-eight is up and ready (and not a moment too soon!!!) and you better get your ears limber and ready!!! I have been fighting off a sinus/head cold for the last week or so, and it really caught up to me on Sunday- so as a result, this episode was recorded on Monday, and even MONDAY got away from me, so this got finished Monday night- so hopefully it is up across all platforms by Tuesday morning. Sorry for things getting out of hand, hopefully I'm back to 100% next week, and can keep ahead of the curve for a while... Thanks as always for listening, and enjoy!

Books reviewed: Back to the Future - Biff to the Future 3, Clean Roon 17, Deadpool and the Mercs for Money 9, Doctor Who the Ninth Doctor 11, Green Lantern - Space Ghost Special, Jughead - the Hunger, Old Man Logan 20, Outcast 26, Spider-Woman 17, Suicide Squad - Banana Splits Special and X-Men Prime 1.

News- 0:02:45

Books Part 1- 0:26:07

Sports- 0:39:31

Books Part 2- 0:53:31

Pick of the Week- 1:09:40

Total- 1:19:25

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Episode 087: The Beauty Hammer's Curse Fist

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Episode eighty-seven is ready to put in your ears!!! I am recovering from a really bad sore throat/nasal congestion thing, so don't adjust your sound, I'm sure it's me who sounds off. I had a busy weekend moving stuff around the house and painting, so I am certain the dust got to me (plus spending time around my parents' dogs always does a number on me) but, I am back at it again! I had the standard eleven books this week, quite a bit of news and some sports chat thrown in there for good measure! Also new this week, I now have merchandise for the podcast- My wife designed a couple new logos and made two shirts and a few other items for launch day- a travel mug, a coffee mug, a phone case and hoodies. So, if you ever wanted to support Brightest Daycare out in the wild, and show people you listen to a podcast about comics recorded in some dude's basement- then is the place for you! Thanks, as always for listening, and enjoy!

Books reviewed: The Beauty 13, Birthright 23, Black Hammer 7, Curse Words 3, The Flash 19, Iron Fist 1, The Magdalena 1, Star Trek - Green Lantern 4, The Unworthy Thor 5, Wonder Woman 19 and X-O Manowar 1.

News- 0:02:10

Books Pt 1- 0:27:08

Sports Chat- 0:47:12

Books Pt 2- 1:00:25

Pick of the Week- 1:18:44

Total- 1:28:45

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Episode 086: American Bat-Devil's Destiny Revelation Storm

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Episode eighty six is on tap, ready to pour! It was a pretty straightforward week, so the episode itself is also pretty by-the-book. I got into a bit of sports (NCAA March Madness) and some news (new comic previews and my brief spoiler-free recap of Logan) and then I got into eleven books! Time to dive in for another week of the Brightest Daycare Weekly Podcast! Thanks as always, and enjoy!!!

Books reviewed: American Gods - Shadows 1, Batwoman 1, Daredevil 18, Deadpool the Duck 5, Green Lanterns 19, Injection 11, Manifest Destiny 27, Nightwing 17, Trinity 7, Warhammer 40,000 - Revelations 1 and The Wild Storm 2.

News- 0:03:54

Books Pt1- 0:25:13

Sports- 0:40:15

Books Pt2- 0:45:27

Pick of the Week- 1:05:21

Total- 1:13:58

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Episode 085: Smarch Badness -OR- '85 - The Birth of a Podcaster

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Episode eighty-five is here, and in honor of both March Madness brackets going live AND 1985 being my birth year, I couldn't decide on a title, so I give you TWO! So giving. Such benevolence. This week had quite a few news bits, and plenty of sports (if you're into that sort of thing...) and just the standard eleven books! So, strap in, pull up a chair and join me for another rip roarin' episode of the Brightest Daycare Weekly Podcast!!! Thanks, as always, and enjoy!


Books reviewed: All- New Wolverine 18, Back to the Future - Biff to the Future 2, The Flash 18, Green Valley 6, Justice League of America 2, Man-Thing 1, Old Man Logan 19, Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern 2, Spider-Man Deadpool 15, Superwoman 8 and Wonder Woman 18.

News- 0:01:49

Books Pt1- 0:17:32

Sports Chat- 0:31:32

Books Pt2- 0:43:52

Pick of the Week- 1:01:47

Total- 1:13:07

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Episode 084: I'll Be Back, in Emerald City

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Episode eighty-four is here, and the title is a mashup of the 1984 classic film The Terminator line and the ECCC event on the west coast this weekend. Emerald City was full of news and reports of all varieties, so there was a lot for the news. There wasn't a ton of sports to go over this week, and next Sunday is the NCAA March Madness selection sunday, so I probably won't have a bracket put together next week, but for episode 86, I'll have my bracket up and we can talk about it more at length (mostly about how I picked poorly). There were eleven books, plus two digital/bonus titles, so this episode wound up being a nice bit of everything. Thanks as always for listening, and enjoy!!!

Books reviewed: America 1, Deadpool 28, Doctor Who Ghost Stories Chapter 004, Extremity 1, Green Lanterns 18, Here's Negan Chapter 011, Moon Knight 12, Nightwing 16, The Once and Future Queen 1, Royal City 1, Savage Things 1, Star Wars 29 and The Walking Dead 165.

News- 0:02:02

Books Pt1- 0:29:44

Sports- 0:46:26

Books Pt2- 0:53:59

Pick of the Week- 1:16:42

Total- 1:23:55

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Episode 083: Beauty is a Curse, Says the Duck Outcast on a Spider-Trek

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Episode eighty-three is up and ready, and there are no last minute catastrophes like the 2017 Oscars. It was a more slimmed down episode, because next week is Emerald City, which should bulk up the news segment, and next weekend is the selection day for NCAA's March Madness. This was a more straightforward episode, and it clocks in at just under an hour. Thanks for listening, and enjoy!

Books reviewed: The Beauty 12, Clean Room 16, Curse Words 2, Deadpool the Duck 4, Elektra 1, The Flash 17, Justice League of America 1, Outcast 25, Spider-Man/Deadpool 14, Star Trek-Green Lantern 3 and Wonder Woman 17

News- 0:01:26

Books- 0:09:40

Sports- 0:28:40

Books Pt2- 0:38:45

Pick of the Week- 1:00:01

Total- 1:08:10

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Episode 082: Batwoman Returns

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Episode eighty-two is up to bat, and it wound up being another biggie! I spent quite a bit of time on the news again- ComicsPRO had tons of goodies to go over, so I dove right in there. Add to that a brief sports segment and twelve books, and you've got a stew goin' baby! I am, as of writing this, parenting solo for 36 solid hours, which is a pretty daunting task, for those who don't have experience with that. So, I am glad I got the podcast up and running before I was on my own... Recording could have been CHAOS then... But it's done, it's here and it's ready- so get to listening! Thanks as always, and enjoy!!!

Books reviewed: Batwoman Rebirth 1, Daredevil 17, Deadpool 27, Doctor Strange/Punisher - Magic Bullets Infinite Comic Chapter 008, KISS 5, Manifest Destiny 26, Nightwing 15, Old Man Logan 18, Trinity 6, The Walking Dead 164 and The Wild Storm 1.

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Episode 081: Back to Business After the Big Game

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Episode eighty-one is here, kicking your door down a day late- reminding you that I'm still here! I've got a normal list of activities for this week's podcast, but it still clocked in at around 90 minutes!!! I wasn't expecting to go longer than the typical (but, let's be honest- this show is ANYTHING but typical) 60-75 minutes, but I up on my soap box (not really) for the news, and decided I wasn't ready to come down until I had worked the news over for a solid half hour!!! After that, it's all downhill- twelve books and sports are the other hour, so I hope you listen and enjoy! Thanks, as always, for listening!!!

Books Reviewed: All-New Wolverine 17, All-Star Batman 7, Birthright 22, Deadpool the Duck 3, Doctor Who - Ghost Stories Chapter 003, The Flash 16, Green Valley 5, Justice League of America - Rebirth 1, Kingpin 1, Superwoman 7, The Unworthy Thor 4 and Wonder Woman 16

News- 0:04:24

Books Pt1- 0:34:12

Sports- 0:49:19

Books Pt2- 0:58:35

Pick of the Week- 1:23:13

Total- 1:31:07

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Episode 080: Briefest Daycare, for There's a Superb Owl to be Had!

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The Big Game is here, so to prepare for that, I went ahead and recorded a slimmed down episode of the podcast. Somehow, it still wound up just over an hour, even without going over ten books and combining news and sports into one nice little chunk (I hybridized the intro music- and I'm pretty proud of how it turned out). With this slim and trim format, I feel like I was able to still get a lot done reading wise, picking a nice spread of titles, plus rolling news and sports together allows me to get the non-comics stuff out of the way at the top of the program, so it's all downhill from there... This episode worked pretty well for me in the reading/prep work/recording side of things, so I think from now on, rather than take a whole week off, I will try and do a slightly condensed version, and give us all a bit of a break! Thanks, as always for listening, and enjoy!!!!

Books reviewed: A&A - The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong 12, Deadpool 26, Here's Negan Chapter 12, Old Man Logan 17, Planet of the Apes - Green Lantern 1, Star Wars 28, Vampirella 0 and The Walking Dead 163.

News & Sports- 0:03:11

Books- 0:21:28

Pick of the Week- 0:51:34

Total- 1:03:51

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Episode 079: Back to the Devil Pool Demon- Wars a Will of Wonder

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Episode seventy-nine is a day late, I know, and I'm really sorry for it! I wound up succumbing to my recent sinus problems on Sunday night, and found myself sleeping for an extremely long time during the day, so I didn't get around to recording. Then Monday was going to be my go-to for daytime recording, and it wound up thrown into utter chaos... utter chaos, I say! But I bounced back, because you can't keep a good man (or, whatever it is that I am) down long! I got to 13 books, news and sports! Thanks for listening, as always, and enjoy!!!

Books reviewed: Back to the Future - Biff to the Future 1, Daredevil 16, Deadpool 25, Evil Dead 2 - Revenge of Hitler 1, The Flash 15, Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Infinite Comic Chapter 009, Kiss - The Demon 1, The Odyssey of the Amazons 1, Reborn 4, Star Trek - Green Lantern 2, Star Wars 27, Warhammer 40,000 - Will of Iron 4 and Wonder Woman 15

News- 0:02:00

Books Pt1- 0:13:58

Sports Chat- 0:29:39

Books Pt2- 0:35:30

Pick of the Week- 0:58:30

Total- 1:08:44

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Episode 078: Curse the Duck Challenge, and Manifest a Monster Trinity!

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Episode seventy-eight is complete, and it wound up clocking in at just under ninety minutes! Plus, there's Curse Words (but it's still an all-ages podcast)! I got into some news, some sports chat and thirteen books. This week flew by, and this podcast flew by, too! Thanks as always, and enjoy!

Books reviewed: Black Hammer Annual 1, Curse Words 1, Deadpool the Duck 2, Doctor Who - Ghost Stories 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Chapter 8, Justice League of America: The Ray one-shot, Kamandi Challenge Special 1, KISS 4, Manifest Destiny 25, The Mighty Captain Marvel 1, Monsters Unleashed 1, Nightwing 13 and Trinity 5

News- 0:01:43

Books Pt1- 0:19:38

Sports- 0:40:06

Books Pt2- 0:49:27

Pick of the Week- 1:13:47

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Episode 077: 2017 is in Fact Real, Not a Mass Hallucination...

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Episode 77 is on it's way to your ears, and it is a nice way to really get back to business in 2017! I talked about a bit of news, some sports and twelve books this week. Still no real changes coming format wise, but I am hoping to get some new business cards and/or an updated logo for Brightest Daycare in the coming weeks, which may then spur on more creative endeavors- who knows?!?! Thanks as always for listening, and enjoy!

Books reviewed: All-New Wolverine 16, Birthright 21, Daredevil 15, Deadpool 24, The Flash 14, God Country 1, Justice League/Power Rangers 1, Marvel's New Years Eve Special Infinite Comic One-Shot, Outcast 24, Southern Bastards 16, Superwoman 6 and Wonder Woman 14

News- 0:02:32

Books Pt1- 0:18:07

Sports- 0:32:55

Books Pt2- 0:41:02

Pick of the Week- 1:05:53

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Episode 076: New Year, New You, Same Old Me!

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Episode seventy-six is here, y'all! The new year is kicked off in style! Two weeks worth of reviews all in one neat, little package! I kept the news and sports to a minimum, because there wasn't a lot of sports news and the comic news can get a little stale after two weeks. I am glad to be back after a brief hiatus, and I am ready to jump right back in the deep end for 2017 and get this podcast a'rollin! I hope everyone had a happy new year and a good holiday season overall. I was busy, so taking a few days to just really relax, unwind and recharge the metaphorical batteries really helps to get me ready and raring to go in 2017, and to make this the best year of podcasts that I can! Thanks, as always for listening, and enjoy!

Books reviewed: Week 1- A.D. After Death 2, Clean Room 15, Doctor Who Ghost Stories Chapter 1, Here's Negan Chapter 9, The Mighty Thor 14, Monstress 9, Spider-Man Deadpool 12 and Wonder Woman 13. Week 2- Deadpool the Duck 1, Faith 7, The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom 1, Moon Knight 10, Nightwing 12, Old Man Logan 16 and The Walking Dead 162.

News- 0:03:09

Books Week 1- 0:14:04

Pick of the Week 1- 0:38:23

Sports Chat- 0:42:45

Books Week 2- 0:47:18

Pick of the Week 2- 1:04:47

Total: 1:11:34

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Episode 075: A Look Back, A Year in Review- 2016

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Episode 75 is here, and for this milestone, I bring you the wrap-up for 2016, and it's a doozy! I go over quite a bit of news (surprising since it's a holiday) and eleven book, including the pick of the week! I sped through the sports chat, both because I didn't have a ton of sports news, and because I was so thoroughly defeated in my fantasy league championship this week. Add to that the fact that I rounded up TEN CATEGORIES for my "Best of" or "Brighties Awards" for 2016, and this episode clocks in at nearly TWO HOURS!!! It was a big week, Christmas is a busy time of year, and New Years is busy as well. I thought, with the holidays falling the way they are, and with plans to go out of town on Thursday night (my usually heavy lifting night for chewing through my podcast reading list) I would take next week off- and now that I've put out a near two hour podcast, I don't feel as bad to let things go until 2017! So, thanks as always for listening, I hope you enjoy it, and SEE YA NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Books reviewed: Black Hammer 6, Cave Carson has a Cybernetic Eye 3, Doctor Who - The Ninth Doctor 8, Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Infinite Comic Chapter 004, KISS 3, Klaus and the Witch of Winter one-shot, The Mighty Captain Marvel 0, Nightwing 11, Star Trek/Green Lantern - Strange Worlds 1, Star Lord 1, Trinity 4 and Warhammer 40,000 - Will of Iron 3.

News- 0:02:26

Books Pt1- 0:21:07

Sports Chat- 0:34:50

Books Pt2- 0:40:04

Pick of the Week- 0:59:55

Year in Review- 1:04:42

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Episode 074: Back in Black Holiday Special Mix-Up of Old Man Rockstars

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Episode Seventy-Four is in the can, ready for your listening pleasure! I got to see Rogue One this weekend, which was a pleasant change of pace from normal, house-based activities. I gave a spoiler-free review of the movie (without a real score, just my general feelings about the movie) plus touch on some other news bits, some sports chatting PLUS fourteen books reviewed this week. Next week will be a normal episode (maybe a day or two behind because of the holidays) but will ALSO include a 2016 Year in Review and "awards show" segment. I hope you're ready for the 75th episode spectacular!!! I know I am! Thanks as always for listening, and enjoy!!!

News- 0:02:29

Books Pt1- 0:25:38

Sports- 0:45:09

Books Pt2/Digital Corner- 0:55:53

Pick of the Week- 1:22:33

Total time- 1:31:04

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Episode 073: All-New Dark Mansion of the Moon Doctor’s Bionic Woman

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Episode seventy-three is ready to rock and roll in your ears! I got into plenty of news, some sports bits (including my current status in the Fantasy Football playoffs) and twelve comic book reviews! I am happy to report things are looking good for the holidays, and i shouldn't have to skip any episodes to accommodate them. I MAY need to shift the recording/release days around to make room for things, but as of this moment, everything is looking good for episodes through the new year! I hope you all have fun, safe plans for the holiday season, and as always thanks for listening, and enjoy!!! Books reviewed: A&A - The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong 10, All-New Wolverine 15, Deadman - Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love 2, Deadpool 23, Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Infinite Comic Chapter 002, Faith (Ongoing) 6, Moon Knight 9, Nightwing 10, Star Wars - Doctor Aphra 1, The Unworthy Thor 2, The Walking Dead 161 and Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman 1.

News- 0:01:08

Books Pt1- 0:28:24

Sports- 0:48:56

Books Pt2- 0:59:04

Pick of the Week- 1:19:58

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Episode 072: Indirect Currents Plus

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Episode Seventy-Two is up and ready, and this one is a doozy! I got eleven books, two bonus books and plenty of news and sports talk! December is in full swing, and I already feel like Christmas is literally everywhere! Thankfully, there wasn't a lot of Christmas-y stuff in this episode, so if you were here for holly wreaths and carolers, then you better look elsewhere, bub! Thanks for listening, and as always, enjoy!!! Books reviewed: Cryptocracy 6, Deadpool - Back in Black 4, Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Infinite Comic Chapter 001, Here's Negan Chapter 8, Invader Zim 15, Inhumans vs X-Men 0, Jughead 11, Monstress 8, DC's New Talent Showcase 2016, Old Man Logan 14, Star Wars Annual 2, Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes 3 and Thunderbolts 7.

News- 0:01:19

Books Pt1- 0:20:37

Sports- 0:37:24

Books Pt2- 0:49:20

Pick of the Week- 1:19:54

Total- 1:25:13

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Episode 071: A.T. - After Thanksgiving

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Episode Seventy-One is comin' down the pike at ya! The big turkey day has passed, and I awoke from my tryptophan coma and got down to business reading and reviewing comics! The episode ended up a bit behind schedule, because I lost my whole second half of the podcast due to a software crash (and also, my not immediately saving my recordings before trimming and editing the audio). But I pressed on, re-recorded the segment, and you get to enjoy Books Part 2, Take 2! Thanks, as always- and enjoy!!! Books reviewed: A.D. - After Death Book 1, A Year of Marvels - November Infinite Comic 001, Captain Marvel 10, Doctor Who - Ninth Doctor 7, Empress 7, The Flash 11, The Hellblazer 4, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur 13, Outcast 23, Star Wars 25, Super Powers 1 and Wonder Woman 11.

News- 0:03:32

Books Pt1- 0:13:34

Sports- 0:40:20

Books Pt2- 0:53:33

Pick of the Week- 1:13:41

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