Frotcast 60: Paradise Lust, Rise of Planet of the Apes, Songs of the Week

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This week on the Frotcast, we brought on Brook Wilensky-Lanford, author of Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden, a book about various peoples’ search for the real-life site of the biblical Garden of Eden. Aside from being an interesting subject (which got reviews in the NY Times, WSJ, and the SF Chronicle, among other places), it was fun for us to scoop NPR, where Brook’s being interviewed today (SUCK IT, ROBERT SIEGEL, YOU PUNK BITCH!). Anyway, fun talk. That starts at the 30-minute mark. In more standard Frotcasting news, we also talk Rise of the Planet of the Apes and bring on Burnsy for Burnsy’s Corner, in which he introduces us to Hulk Hogan’s plea for calm in the London riots, and more “awesome” songs. Enjoy.

Episode notes:

  • 6:00 We talk the 30 Minutes or Less controversy, and why it’s insulting to hear them pretend it’s not based on a true story. 
  • 19:00 Ben saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which he liked less than I did.
  • 30:00 Brook joins us to talk Paradise Lust. Yes, it’s a less dick-joke-filled discussions than you’re probably used to, but pretty interesting.
  • 37:00 Brook tells us about a guy who thinks the Earth is hollow, and the Garden of Eden is somewhere underneath the North Pole, and there’s a monorail under there and all sorts of cool sh*t.
  • 46:00 We hear about the Creation Museum in Kentucky, which sounds like Jurassic Park with bible stuff.
  • One Hour: We bloop in Mayor Burnsy for Burnsy’s Corner.

VIDEO EXTRA! Blame Burnsy for introducing us to this:

The singularity is near.