Archive for the ‘Panic’ category

Episode 39: Most Overcharged

July 16th, 2013

Simon and @UnckelMike are mad. They’re mad because they’ve been dicked around by insurance companies, healthcare providers and the shadowy “boss” of all things medical, The Chargemaster. If you’re not mad, too, then you’re not paying attention!

“The health care market is not a market at all. It’s a crapshoot. Everyone fares differently based on circumstances they can neither control nor predict. They may have no insurance. They may have insurance, but their employer chooses their insurance plan and it may have a payout limit or not cover a drug or treatment they need. They may or may not be old enough to be on Medicare or, given the different standards of the 50 states, be poor enough to be on Medicaid. If they’re not protected by Medicare or protected only partially by private insurance with high co-pays, they have little visibility into pricing, let alone control of it. They have little choice of hospitals or the services they are billed for, even if they somehow knew the prices before they got billed for the services. They have no idea what their bills mean, and those who maintain the chargemasters couldn’t explain them if they wanted to. How much of the bills they end up paying may depend on the generosity of the hospital or on whether they happen to get the help of a billing advocate. They have no choice of the drugs that they have to buy or the lab tests or CT scans that they have to get, and they would not know what to do if they did have a choice. They are powerless buyers in a sellers’ market where the only consistent fact is the profit of the sellers.”

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Episode 32: Most Tornadic

May 22nd, 2013

Oklahoma natives Simon and @UnckelMike discuss the tragic tornado disaster in their home state.

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Mike also clicks his pen incessantly.

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Episode 30: Most Heart Conditions!

May 7th, 2013

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We always knew @UnckelMike had heart–but a malformed one that kept him from dying from a heart attack? Find out all the details in this must-listen episode!

Also, Scott the Movie Guy returns with reviews of the season finale of The Walking Dead and Tom Cruise’s new sci-fi blockbuster Oblivion.

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John Oliver Makes a Good Point About Guns

April 17th, 2013

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Get Your Groove On!

March 9th, 2013

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Kickstart Yourself!

March 7th, 2013

In this special supplemental episode, @SimonsGroove and @UnckelMike share an interview with crowdfunding advocate and speaker J. Alexander Greenwood, author of the top-selling Kickstarter Success Secrets. (Interview courtesy of Audio Dust Jacket Radio.) He’s just launched a new seminar on the topic–read all about it here.

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Episode 19: Most UFO’s

March 5th, 2013

Are we alone? @SimonsGroove and @UnckelMike open the X-Files and talk about the Roswell Crash, UFOs, conspiracies and tumbleweeds.

Music by @Dan_Coyle : The Difference. Pre-Order Dan’s New CD, “The Undertow” by clicking here.

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Must Be Santa!

December 24th, 2012

Merry Christmas from Simon, @UnckelMike and the gang at Simon’s Groove!

Bang Bang. Shoot Shoot.

December 23rd, 2012

“Most Turkeys Talked” On Our New Episode

November 20th, 2012

The Pilgrims did not eat this.

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This episode, Simon & Uncle Mike talk turkey and Thanksgiving: Specifically, the history of Turkey Day, the corrosive effects of Black Friday and the Most Deep Fried Turkey Fires.

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Intro music: “3 Minute Pop Songs: Compromise.”

Outro music “Asunder” by @Dan_Coyle from his new album “Winter Folk.”

Stay tuned! Our next episode will feature our Holiday Gift Guide!