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World's a Mess

Every week or so, Alex Smith and James Kislingbury wade through the cesspool is that is the modern news cycle to find you chunks of solid gold-- Meaning mostly stories about crows and drunken brawls at fast food joints.
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Sep 12, 2019

EPISODE #133-- Today the newsboys rap about Blink 182's search for extraterrestrial life, a missing man found in a freezer, and the mysterious case of Turkmenistan's president. Plus we talk a bunch about Werner Herzog. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the Popular Mechanic, The Takeout, and ABC News (the Australian one). Please support real journalism. #Freezergeezer #Turkmenistan #TheStans #PresidentCoolGuy #Herzog #WorkRelations #Blink182 #TomDeLonge #Aliens #UFOs #Extraterrestrials #AliensAntfarms

Aug 28, 2019

EPISODE #132-- World's a Mess returns to the newslines with stories about our dumb, dumb, dumb president, giant dead penguins, a man who has a problem with Jags, and our dumb, dumb, dumb president's desire to nuke the weather. All this and more on today's episode! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at the Guardian, Axios, BBC, CNN, and The Takeout. Please support real journalism. #CarNews #AutomotiveNEws #Trumpistan #USANews #DumbNews #Denmark #NukeTheWhales #GottaNukeSomething #SimpsonsReference #SupermarketSweeps #Penguins #Friendos #BirdNews

Aug 11, 2019

EPISODE #131-- We're back from our 1980's sabbatical in Italy to talk the news! Today we got some Nintendo-shaped drugs in Japan, a geezer in the freezer, scooters in the Willemette, and more iguana terror in Florida! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at the Kotaku, Evening Telegraph, Autoblog, and CBS News. Please support real journalism! #Florida #Fauna #Flora #Japan #WarOnDrugs #Scooters #Portland #Oregon #Meth #Gators #Mudlarking #Scotland #PharosOfChaos

Jul 30, 2019

EPISODE #130-- One today's news we talk about the death of an explosives enthusiast, Duncan Hunter (the Vaping Congressman) is an avowed war criminal, a man having a sweet summertime snack, failing to Dukes of Hazard a draw bridge, Steve Bannon being a creepy fascist weirdo in Italy, the case of Stun Gun v. McDonald's employee, a bad real estate purchase, and the arrest of the biggest drug dealer of all time. OUR BIGGEST EPISODE YET! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at the City Pages, CNN, KMOX, NBC News, Vox, WSOCTV, Daily Mail, and the Cincinnati Inquirer. Please support real journalism! #WaronDrugs #SanDiego #WarOnTerror #Accidents #Florida #FastFood #Trumpistan #Meathooks #RestaurantTalk #TipYourServer

Jul 2, 2019

EPISODE #129-- World's a Mess is back with some new equipment! Alex calls in to talk about all of the latest, important news: Grand theft tank, ancient wolf heads, and President Duterte, one of the dumbest of all grandpas, shoots his mouth off again! All this and more on today's World's a Mess! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at the Associated Press, RT, CBS News, Siberian Times, Newsweek, and Rappler. Please support real journalism! #BenShapiroStillSucks #Russia #Siberia #Wolves #AnimalNew #Tank #Poland #WarOnDrugs #Phillipines #AsiaNews #RussiaNews #Metal

Jun 19, 2019

EPISODE #128-- After a long enough hiatus, we are back, once again with Deanna Greif (@deannaelise) of Good Witches, Bad B*itches (a podcast you can listen to!). Today we talk marmots causing plague, the case of Parents V. P*rno, Russian military whales, and a whole bunch of other BS. Also Alex is a serial killer! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at the Agence-France Presse, Guardian, BBC, AP, and CBS News. Please support real journalism!  #BenShapiroSucks #Indiana #HotelTowel #RankingOfFriendos #Rabid #GuestEpisode #MarmotNews

May 30, 2019

EPISODE #127-- We are joined today with Good Witches, Bad B*tches' (@gwbbPodcast) own Deanna Greif (@deannaelise) She helps us make sense of a piranha buffet, a man to whom freedom of speech means using your tongue in a different way, a dumb baby getting chicken pox for being an idiot, a hobo with a skull, and a pervert trapped in a hole. All this and more on today's World's a Mess. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at the Huffington Post UK, LA Mag, Smoking Gun, and BBC. Please support real journalism! #Mexico #Florida #WarOnHoles #AntiVaxxers #Idiots #Imbeciles #1stAmendment #America #Food

May 5, 2019

EPISODE #126-- We're back with a long-overdue guest episode! Marcus Slater (@noACSlater) is back to talk with James about how the border wall is funding local industry, Florida's poisonous toad town, a billionaire diamond merchant having an ironic end, and why you shouldn't spike peoples' drinks for goofs. All this and more on today's World's a Mess! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at the Guardian, Washington Post, Daily Mail, NY Post, and The Leader. Please support real journalism! Link to Sources: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bvplQz9WWYgYFtThe1YenyHXGJf9-qciCP5Y-pIsYcw/edit#gid=0 #FloridaMan #FloridaNews #Animals #Toads #Frogs #EconomicJustice #Acid #WaronDrugs #WarOnNegativeVibes #Trumpistan #TheBorder

Apr 17, 2019

EPISODE #125-- Today Alex and James talk about Apex: Legends, a big BitCoin blow-out, an imaginary bear friend, a polar bear apocalypse in (where else?) Russia, and the saving of a precious old man wombat. Plus we talk about the documentary "Fyre Fraud" from Hulu! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at Gizmodo, CCN, CBC, Guardian, Siberian Times, Telegraph, and Hulu. Please support real journalism! #BearNews #Bears #Russia #Children #VideoGames #BitCoin #BlockChain #PolarBears #Wombats #Australia #THEFUTURE

Mar 31, 2019

EPISODE #124-- Hey! We're back! Kind of! Sorry to be such a drag, but we'll more than make up for it with today's episodes! We got stories on a woman getting drunk at Walmart, the secrets of immortality, some stolen Rolexes, and the worst idea for a designer drug ever. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at Witchia-Time Recorded News, USA Today, Men's Health, Daily Mail, and Gizmodo. Please support real journalism! #MedicalNews #Come #Walmart #Drinking #Ireland #Supplements #Scams #Snakeoil #LasVegas #thieves #Theft #crime #medicine

Mar 2, 2019

EPISODE #123-- On today's show, we handle stories about power ranking fast food fries, how vodka and Red Bull gets the blood up, a bologna bandit, and how co-eds are ruining the real estate market in New York. All this and more news stories than you can shake a stick at! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at LA Times, Liquor.com, KOB, and NY Post. Please support real journalism. #NewYorkNews #NYNY #RedBull #Drinkin #Drinking #FastFood #InNOut #NoOlympicsLA #CandaceOwensIsAnIdiot #Jeeso

Feb 23, 2019

EPISODE #122-- Today we talk about more old people throwing coins into jets, radical centrists taking hostility towards anti-Semites to task, and the brave new industries that our special forces community is entering into! All this and football talk on this week's episode! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at Shanghaist Buzzfeed News, and Newsweek. Please support real journalism. #China #ChinaDontCare #SOCOM #SpecOps #WarOnDrugs #CocaineCowboys #WarOnTheWarOnRacism #UnitedStatesOfMeathooks #JoseConseco

Feb 16, 2019

EPISODE #121-- Today Alex and James talk about an attempted kidnapping turned karate fight, Steve Bannon being an embarrassing wreck of a man, and the investigation of a hit on a pedo in Italy-- All while playing Russian roulette with a Nerf Gun. All this and more! Lots more on today's World's a Mess! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at CNN, Daily Beast, NY Post, and The Sun. #Italy #Hitman #MusicVideos #Jewel #Vaping #VapeLife #Karate #Sensai #MartialArts #Lizzo #AngerAsArt #Nerf #NerfGun

Feb 4, 2019

EPISODE #120-- Today we talk about legally dunking on Alex Jones, chocolate running wild in the street, marrying a hologram, and a jogger getting bitten. Plus we talk about our favorite antifa Disney character, Stanley Kubrick, and our favorite conspiracy theories! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at ABC News, Guardian, Associated Press, BBC, and LA Times. #ChiliMan #EggMan #Idoru #JapanNews #BayAreaNews #LocalGloops #GermanNews #ChocolateNews

Jan 23, 2019

EPISODE #119-- We're back (again. . . again) and we're talking a lion hunter getting what's coming, overcoming the state of New York's war on Kung Fu, an MDMA explosion, and how bad Wells Fargo sucks! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at Maxim, Vice, and NBC News. #Hunting #Lions #Poaching #GongFu #Wutang #KungFu #Karate #RippedFromTheHeadslines #RIPDickWolf #WarOnDrugs

Jan 12, 2019

EPISODE #118-- Today on the news, James and Alex tackle Jack Dorsey trying to defend himself with magic, a pastor and his Lamborghini, and your average, everyday neighborhood pervert getting busted. We also talk about the problems with social media, our favorite mid-00's British musical acts, and how you shouldn't mess with Big Boi. All this and more on today's World's a Mess. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at NME, Vanity Fair, Spin, NWF Daily, and NY Post. #NewYorkNews #NYNews #Twitter #ISIS #Magic #AmuletNews #ODB #WuTang #DirtySouth #WorkOfGod #WarOnGod #Phonies

Jan 5, 2019

EPISODE #117-- After another stupid hiatus, James and Alex are back behind the news barricades and talking about dumb Russian robots, Ted Cruz being a limp noodle, Dragon holidays, and naked mole rats going to war. All this and more. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at Metro UK, DCist, and Fox News. #Friendos #AnimalNews #AnimalWar #NiN #TedCruzSucks #RussiaNews #Robots #Cybertronics #DragonNews #ReignOfFire

Dec 21, 2018

EPISODE #116-- We're back (more or less) and today we talk about a turtle with a drug problem, a murder over a PS4 game, a controversy involving darts and farts, and the mysterious case of the hungry bears! All this and more! Plus we talk about how much Johnny Depp sucks, Mac Tonight, and some other nonsense. Come and get it. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @NoACSlater. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at Takeout, Spin, People, ABC News, and Reuters! Please support real news! #Florida #DirtySouth #BearNews #WarOnDrugs #HantaVirus #SonicTheHedgehog #Pokemon

Dec 11, 2018

EPISODE #115-- We are back and worse than ever! Today we talk about a man in a Florida Walmart not practicing basic gun safety, an LSD ring on an aircraft carrier, a dummy paying his bill with socks, and Trent Reznor doing the Lord's work with Texas' least favorite son. Plus we rap about the finale of Breaking Bad, Constantine, and Ben Mendelsohn sightings. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @NoACSlater. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at AZN/Arizona Republic, The Takeout, Business Insider, and Spin #Texas #Nin #Music #FloridaMan #GunViolence #GroinViolence #GoldenAgeOfTV #WereBack #Hellblazer #WarOnDrugs

Nov 10, 2018

EPISODE #114b-- Today we go back to some cut material from episode #114 (the one with British James), which is total nonsense, as well as an update on the status of the show! This is a place-holder episode, but we will be back soon, I swear! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @NoACSlater. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X.

Oct 14, 2018

EPISODE #114-- After a long period of fermentation, the podcast is back with a guest from across the pond. James Smith joins the show to talk about Little Xan's medical maladies, the geographic impossibilities of building a Saharan border wall, a drunk trying to steal some monkeys, and the mysterious case of would-be murderer/zoo keeper Joe Exotic. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @NoACSlater. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at NZ Herald, BBC, Guardian, Crimefeed, and the Orlando Sentinel. #Zoo #Catpeople #Snacks #Tea #WhaleMeat #CheetohStomach #BenWheatly #OtherThings #Guest #Hitman #Tigers #

Sep 30, 2018

EPISODE #113-- Alex/Marcus Slater is back and better than ever. While Original-flavor Alex is out of town, James and our guest talk about Brett Kavanaugh, grandma's shooting gators, a fig tree murder mystery, a jerk abusing the system, and the worst gender reveal party ever. All this and more. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @NoACSlater. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at CNBC, Dallas Daily News, Washington Post, and Daily Beast. #GuestStar #Naruto #Justice #SupremeCourt #BelieveWomen #Texas #Gators #Cyprus #NotCypress #DrGreenThumb #TPUSA

Sep 23, 2018

EPISODE #112-- On this particularly wondrous episode, the boys talk about Jon Stewart saving underground goats, drama around Donald Trump's dumb star, and a UFC fighter versus a drill. PLUS: The return of Spy/Author/Mind's Eye. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at Reuters, Daily Beast, Vice, and Vice Sports. #Nuts #UFC #MMA #HomeImprovement #TimAllen #BobVilla #ThisOldHouse #MaineAccents #Birch #Teak #Balsa #Oak #Hardwood #Softwood #Mediumwood #LastManStanding

Sep 15, 2018

EPISODE #111-- We're back and we're talking about weed deals in New York City (go pound sand Cuomo and De Blasio, you feckless dumps), a mysterios case of ancient DOOM CHEESE, and San Fran's newly minted/unminted Dook Patrol. All this and more. It's a good one. Follow James on Twitter @kislingtwits and on Instagram @kislingwhatsit. You can watch Cruz and show favorite Alexis Simpson on You Tube in "They Live Together." Thanks to our artists Julius Tanag (http://www.juliustanag.com) and Sef Joosten (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). #NewYork #Egypt #California #SanFrancisco #Mummies #VinceStaples

Sep 8, 2018

EPISODE #110-- Today we talk about, what else? A dude convicted for trying to blow up a statue, a golf course melee, and Floridian politicians acting exactly how you thought they would. Plus, we got some audio problems and we talk about monsters, digital monsters, and the like.  Support our show at Patreon.com/quality. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at the Associated Press, Miami Herald, CNN. #Florida #Hogs #MonsterTalk #Dragula #Digimon #DigitalMonsters #DigimonAreTheChampions #SwordOfDoom #Confederacy

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