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We discuss our reaction to the revelation that micro plastics are accumulating in our bodies (00:56) and that our cell phones are being used to track our locations whether we know it or not (14:48).  We also weigh in on the controversy surrounding the Cleveland Cavaliers coach referring to his players as thugs (26:12) and offer our thoughts on Megxit as a surprising and unconventional response to the unfair scrutiny that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been subjected to (39:32), including the parallel to John Boyega’s response to out of line Star Wars fans.

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Revealed: microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/27/revealed-microplastic-pollution-is-raining-down-on-city-dwellers

You eat thousands of bits of plastic every year

https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/environment/2019/06/you-eat-thousands-of-bits-of-plastic-every-year

How to Eat Less Plastic

https://www.consumerreports.org/food/how-to-eat-less-plastic-microplastics-in-food-water/

Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/19/opinion/location-tracking-cell-phone.html

Colleges are turning students’ phones into surveillance machines, tracking the locations of hundreds of thousands

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/12/24/colleges-are-turning-students-phones-into-surveillance-machines-tracking-locations-hundreds-thousands/

US Government-funded Android phones come preinstalled with unremovable malware

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/01/us-government-funded-android-phones-come-preinstalled-with-unremovable-malware/

After NCAA success, John Beilein’s rocky season with Cavaliers has gone from bad to worse

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/01/10/after-ncaa-success-john-beileins-rocky-season-with-cavaliers-has-gone-bad-worse/

Prince Harry and Meghan to step back as senior royals

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51040751

Everything we know about Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's historic royal announcement

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2020/01/09/prince-harry-meghan-step-back-everything-you-need-to-know/2852615001/