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Blendover Episode Twelve

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The Irish FactorTopics Discussed:

  • Allen Carr’s Easyway to stop Smoking
  • Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome
  • Black Mirror
  • Vincent Browne
  • Michael D. Higgins vs. Michael Graham
  • Steubenville Rape Case
  • The Amanda Knox Case
  • Imprisoned But Innocent
  • Homestuck
  • ESA Planck Mission
  • Cyprus

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting pod-cast where rules are regularly thrown out the window in favor of honest, open commentating opinions.  Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from, and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from, we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.



Allen Carr’s Easyway to stop Smoking

Allen Carr’s Easyway to stop Smoking – Amazon

Allen Carr’s Easyway to stop Smoking – Official Site

Penny Arcade: Market Savvy

Redditors helping Redditors to Stop Smoking

Wikipedia – Allen Carr



Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

David Eick on ‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome’ And The Future of ‘BSG’

Wikipedia – Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome



Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker: there are scripts for series 3 of Black Mirror

Wikipedia – Black Mirror



Vincent Browne

Irish Journalists don’t mess around

Vincent Browne Making Bankers Squirm

Wikipedia – Vincent Browne



Michael D. Higgins vs. Michael Graham

Michael D Higgins v Michael Graham (Newstalk 106-108fm, 2010)

Wikipedia – Michael D. Higgins

Wikipedia – Michael Graham (radio personality)

Wikipedia – Michael D. Higgins



Steubenville Rape Case

CNN no-comments outcry over breaking coverage of rape verdict

Henry Rollins comments on Steubenville Rape Case

How Blogger Helped Steubenville Rape Case Unfold Online

A Pandora’s Box on Public Shaming

Steubenville Football Players Found Guilty in Ohio Rape Trial

Two teens found guilty in Steubenville rape case



The Amanda Knox Case

Amanda Knox “very anxious” ahead of Kercher retrial decision

CNN: Amanda Knox (U.S.) vs. Amanda Knox (Intn’l)

Italian court to rule on Amanda Knox retrial

Italian Supreme Court ruling on Amanda Knox retrial expected within hours

Italy court delays until Tuesday decision on whether US student Knox’s murder acquittal stands



Imprisoned But Innocent

Cancer-stricken man, 58, who was kept in solitary confinement for TWO YEARS with no trial after DWI arrest is finally awarded $15m after prison appealed payout

Fred Steese: Man Who Served 20 Years For Murder He Didn’t Commit Could Return To Jail

Man Found Innocent After 20 Years in Prison

Stephen Slevin, Dona Ana County Detention Center inmate, awarded millions after months in solitary

The tragedy of Stephen Slevin: torture within the US




Homestuck @ Bandcamp

Homestuck @ Know Your Meme

Homestuck @ Wikipedia

MSPAINT Adventures



ESA Planck Mission

European Space Agency Releases Image Of 14 Billion Year Old Light From Begining Of The Universe

New Map Of Universe Shows What Earthly Physics Can’t

The Planck space mission has released the most accurate and detailed map ever made of the oldest light in the universe, revealing new information about its age, contents and origins

The Universe Is 13.82 Billion Years Old




Asian shares, euro spooked by Cyprus bailout details

Cyprus bailout: Banks to stay closed until Thursday

Cyprus VOTES NO to bailout plan!



Music Featured:



Music used in the BlendoveR Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
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