The Dark Tower, Charlottesville and Game Of Thrones – Trend Settings Ep 55


This week might as well be called racism and dark tower week. Oh, and game of thrones. We look at the Charlottesville riots, Pauline Hanson’s Burqa adventure, along with game of thrones leaks and the dark tower review.


Topic 1 – The Dark Tower

Ali and Jono watched the dark tower movie based on the Steven King books with Idris Elba. It’s not great and it’s not bad, simplifying the really confusing books into a kind of overly simplistic plot where some people stop some bad guy from destroying the universe. Pretty standard really.

Topic 2 – Charlottesville Riots

We look at the events of the alt-right / neo nazi / white supremacist / KKK / other racist groups / some good people according to trump, rally to stop the removal of the statue of confederate general Robert E Lee. We discuss whether Nazi’s are bad (they are), how trump showed the leadership America needs (he didn’t) and whether the is a white genocide happening (there isn’t).

Topic 3 – Game Of Thrones Leaks

Chris gives us the low down on the HBO hack, leaked episodes and scripts. Also is game of thrones getting worse?

Topic 4 – Pauline Hansen Wears A Burqa

Australian senator Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to the senate, because she thinks they’re a security risk. Attorney General George Brandis made a great speech denouncing her actions.

Thanks for hanging out with us this week, and we hope you’re ready for next weeks episode!  Much love. Make sure you subscribe on YouTube for more awesome stuff!

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