Ev, talking about everything. Or most things. OK, some things. The Ev part is true, at least. Ev is me, an Irishman in Scotland. I'm here to talk about current affairs (politics, not infidelity), culture (society, not yeast), and whatever else is always on my mind (Pet Shop Boys, not Elvis). So if you like your podcasts thought provoking, informative, and understated, this show is for you. If you don't, listen anyway. I'm told it counts towards your community service order.
If you hadn't heard of Michigan Militias before the last week or so, you certainly have now. How did they end up implicated in the plot to kidnap and execute a sitting State governor? How did they get so powerful (debatably) and influential that the President is reaching out to them with his support, via Tweet? How worried should America be about them with only three weeks until Election Day?
SpaceX's Starlink project may or may not be a bad thing, but it definitely resembles very closely the megalomaniacal plan of the bad guy in Kingsman: The Secret Service, which doesn't bode well. It is also polluting our sky with light, ruining astronomical observations, and barging other satellites out of its way. I suppose it's also delivering internet connectivity, maybe, at some point in the future, and probably money for Elon Musk and his investors. But mainly, it's delivering frowns for people who like the sky.