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A quick 15ish minute daily news suppository for people who think cable anchors don't scream at each other enough. Designed to give you just enough information to make you sound knowledgeable at the water cooler, but not knowledgeable enough to put you on a government no-fly list.


Episode Date
Hard Factor 2/18: State of Emergency, YNW Melly, Another Human/Dog Sex Ring, and Much More

President Trump has declared a state of emergency to enable him to pay for the border wall. Rapper YNW Melly is an alleged murderer. Another human/dog sex ring has been discovered in Houston. Finally, a lightning round of other headlines, including 11 year-old arrested for not saying the pledge, Anthony Weiner released from prison, a JetBlue passenger goes on an epic drunk rant, and Jussie Smollett may have staged the attack??


Feb 18, 2019
Hard Factor 2/14: NASA's Big Week, Paul Manafort Loses His Plea Deal, and Crazy Shit Happening Inside Texas Cages

NASA launches its new SPHEREx program during the same week they officially lost the Mars Opportunity Rover. Paul Manafort got his plea deal voided by the same judge who may slap a gag order on Roger Stone in the coming days. Cages in Texas: parents are trapping their kids in em, and stoners are walking in on tigers in em. Finally, a lightning round of other headlines, including cow killing blizzards, El Chapo paying for the wall, Bill Cosby comparing himself to Mandela, and a Hard Factor Hard Body Weight Loss Competition Update.


Feb 14, 2019
Hard Factor 2/13: El Chapo is Guilty, The Bezos Dick Pic Saga, and a Florida Man Commits Burrito Assault

Surprise, surprise…. El Chapo has been found guilty of absolutely everything, and it's a lengthy list, now we all get to wait for the prison break. The saga of who leaked Jeff Bezos' dick pics rages on; was it the girlfriend's brother, a friend, Saudi Arabia?? A Florida man (pictured) got caught assaulting his girlfriend in the face and chest area with a burrito; and a lightning round of other headlines, including time running out on a border wall funding deal, the senate forcing a vote on the Green New Deal, and a Houston man slaying several in self defense.


Feb 13, 2019
Hard Factor 2/12: Not Washing Your Hands to Own the Libs, Polar Bears Take Over Russian Islands, and Killer Booze in India

Pete Hegseth of Fox and Friends told everyone he hasn't washed his hands in 10 years, and then walked that back, basically explaining that it was a joke to try and own the Purell-inclined libs… nice one, Pete! Polar bears have taken over the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in Russia, eating all the trash and trying to break into everyone's house to find food. A batch of deadly homemade booze in India has killed at least 105 people and counting; and a lightning round of other headlines, including Tesla roadster may crash back down to earth one day, Barney's getting in on weed paraphernalia, dueling rallies in El Paso, and new McDonald's donut sticks.


Feb 12, 2019
Hard Factor 2/11: Dick Pics, Zombie Deer Disease and A Whole Lot More

Surprise surprise, guys love to send dick pics and some "expert" broke down a bunch bullet points explaining why. Really they could just research Anthony Weiner's brain. Also on the show we discuss a disease in large woods based animals called "Zombie Deer Disease," another presidential candidate announcement, a woman was eaten alive by pigs and a Georgia lawyer who killed his mother is on the run. Listen to our first show back post live New York power hour.

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Feb 11, 2019
Hard Factor 2/7: Virginia Governorship is a Dumpster Fire, Maduro Blocks Aid to Venezuela, and LIVE POWER HOUR HYPE

The Attorney General of Virginia, Mark Herring, second in line to take over the Virginia governorship, took it upon himself to tell the world that he attended a party in 1980 in blackface, adding to the dumpster fire that is Virginia politics in 2019. President of Maduro in Venezuela has used a military blockade on a bridge to bock foreign aid coming from the US to feed the supporters of his challenger, Gauido. Finally a Lightning Round of other topics, including the suicide text girl, suitcase murder in Connecticut, Meghan Markle's “best friends,” NASA's climate report, a Hard Factor Hard Body Weight Loss Competition update, and details on the LIVE POWER HOUR on Periscope TONIGHT 9 PM ET.


Feb 07, 2019
Hard Factor 2/6: State of the Union Address, the Catholic Church has a Nun Abuse Problem, and a Sewage Spill in Miami

A summary of the State of the Union address, complete with all the hilarious gags and entertaining plot twists… just kidding the speech was long and boring, so we condensed the highlights for you. The Catholic Church says it may have more than just an altar boy problem… turns out those same frisky priests have been sexually abusing nuns for years. A giant sewage spill on Miami beach shut down public waters for a few days, and a lightning round of other headlines, including hand-killed cougar, killed by vape, Stormy denied in court, more young NFL coaches, and LIVE POWER HOUR WITH PFT COMMENTER 9 PM EASTERN THIS THURSDAY NIGHT 2/7!!!


Feb 06, 2019
Hard Factor 2/5: More Virginia Governor Shenanigans, A Florida Teacher's Teenage Bride Project, and Liam Neeson's Cosh

The Governor of Virginia isn't willing to resign over his blackface scandal, and new questionable sexual assault allegations against the possible replacement, Justin Fairfax, have come to light. A teacher in Florida went crazy courting a 16 year-old girl from his classes, going as far to suggest murdering his wife so they could be together. Liam Neeson gave an intense interview answer about a time in his life when he was filled with a blind rage toward black people; and a lightning round of other headlines, including the Super Bowl, 21 Savage, the Pope's middle-eastern tour, and the State of the Union.


Feb 05, 2019
Hard Factor 2/4: Virginia's Governor in Blackface, Tekashi 6ix9ine Turns Snitch, and Canada Appropriating Groundhog Culture

Virginia's governor, Ralph Northam, is being asked to resign by almost everyone in America for his affinity for blackface jokes. Tekashi 6ix9ine pleads guilty to all of his charges and agrees to becoming an informant to authorities as part of his plea. Canada has been appropriating Pennsylvania groundhog culture for years, and they're taking a trip to the Soft Corner for that. Finally, a lightning round of other headlines, including Trump's Super Bowl Sunday interview, El Chapo is a creep, TSA suicide in Orlando, and Pete Davidson/Kate Beckinsale.


Feb 04, 2019
Hard Factor 1/31: Mueller Files Hacked, Rubber Nuggets by Tyson, and Vampire Cats

Mueller investigation files that were shared as part of court proceedings ended up in the hands of Russian hackers, who then shared them online, and everybody knows now and is upset about it. Tyson Chicken is in hot water for including bits of rubber in one of their premier lines of chicken nuggets. New evidence suggests that parasites from cat piss can make you much more likely to develop schizophrenia.

Lightning Round of Other Headlines: Ariana Grande's tattoo fuck-up, Hillary hangs it up (maybe), California busts a human trafficking operation, and a damage report from the polar vortex.

Weight Loss Contest Update: Will loses this week, Mark wins the week and is still in the overall lead, and Pat is still trailing overall.

Jan 31, 2019
Hard Factor 1/30: Russia Proposes Decriminalizing "Unavoidable" Bribery, Detroit Police Commander Arrested for DUI by His Own Precinct, and Security Guard Wrongfully Terminated over a Beautiful Tackle

The Russian Ministry of justice has proposed new legislation to make bribery allowable in “exceptional circumstances.” A police commander in Detroit got arrested by his own men for DUI after slamming into another vehicle. A security guard in California got fired by Best Buy for apprehending a felon with a beautiful form tackle; and a lightning round of other headlines, including the FaceTime bug, PFT and El Pres' big night, PG&E files bankruptcy, and accidental ex-lax in Florida.


Jan 30, 2019
Hard Factor 1/29: Presidential Candidates for 2020, NATO, Venezuela, Huawei, and the Polar Vortex

Former Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, considers running for president as an Independent, and we cover the entire list of officially announced and rumored Democratic candidates. An international update, including praise for President Trump from NATO, Venezuela's active coup, and USA moving forward with charges on Huawei's CFO. The polar vortex is about to turn the mid-west into a walk-in freezer; and a lightning round of other headlines, including Fyre Festival influencers in hot water, Bible Literacy classes in public school, and Zuckerberg wants all of your dick pics in one place.


Jan 29, 2019
Hard Factor 1/28: Roger Stone Arrest, Louisiana Killing Spree, and Cops Playing "Russian Roulette"

Roger Stone gets charges brought against him from the Mueller investigation, and fires back that Mueller only has a “nothing burger.” A dipshit from Louisiana killed his girlfriend, her dad and brother, and his own parents, before getting caught trying to hide out at his grandma's house. One cop is dead after another allegedly shot her after a game of “Russian Roulette”… but you don't shoot the other person in that game; and a Lightning Round of other headlines, including Kamala Harris running for president, Mick Mulvaney flexing on congress, a tragedy at a Brazilian iron mine, and a duo of underwear ruining moments in Las Vegas.


Jan 28, 2019
Hard Factor 1/24: Feat. PFT Commenter, Moronic Terrorists in NY, and Trumpdate: Venezuela Edition

VP of Hard Factor Football Operations, PFTCommenter, joins the show to discuss a group of poorly trained Boy Scouts turned terrorists in upstate New York. TRUMPDATE: the latest information on the State of the Union Address, Michael Cohen, Venezuela, rising disapproval numbers, and Lara Trump. Finally, a Lightning Round of other headlines, including a deadly bank robbery in Florida, nurses charged at Hacienda Health Care, AOC vs. Huckabee Sanders, the McDonald's wall controversy, and Jayme Closs gets a $25K reward for saving herself.


Jan 24, 2019
Hard Factor 1/23: Oscar Nominees, Government Shutdown Update, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

The Oscar nominations are out, and some of us are really excited for them, while others just make jokes at their expense. The government shutdown has now lasted 33 days and we cover why it's such a horrible fuck-up and what's going on to fix it. Finally, a Lightning Round of other headlines, including a touch up on the MAGA hat kid/Native American guy Lincoln Memorial situation, Jack Nicholson makes a public appearance, the supreme court upheld the military transgender ban, and Waymo is taking their automated car manufacturing act to Michigan.


Jan 23, 2019
Hard Factor 1/22: Rudy's Big Week, Gene Edited Babies in China, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

Rudy Giuliani, Attorney at Law Extraordinaire, is on a roll of making headlines with erratic statements. Recurring segment “What the Hell, China?!?” discusses a scientist who's been fired, and potentially facing legal trouble, for conducting gene editing experiments on human embryos. Finally, a Lightning Round of other headlines, including presidential photoshop work, Notre Dame attempting to finally make things right by covering up some paintings, Uber in the hot seat, and TSA calling out of work.


Jan 22, 2019
Hard Factor 1/21: MAGA Hat Kid Discussion, Smiley Face Killers, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

An all boys high school field trip to march against abortion ended with an awkward stare down between a kid in a MAGA hat and a Native American demonstrator, and the internet went wild. A new docu-series is covering the Smiley Face Killers, an alleged group of serial killers targeting college aged males over multiple years and locations. Finally, a Lightning Round of other headlines, including government shutdown watch, BuzzFeed-gate, travelers deported from New Zealand, and MLK Day.


Jan 21, 2019
Hard Factor 1/17: Irish Man Injects Semen Into His Arm for 18 Months, a #HardFactorHardBody Weight Loss Competition Update, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

A man in Ireland attempted to cure his back pain by injecting his own semen into his right arm for over a year… you'd never guess but it didn't work. Week 7 of the #HardFactorHardBody is in the books and the guys have lost a total of 128 pounds so far with 8 or 9 weeks left to go. Finally, a Lightning Round of other headlines, including Paris Jackson, Jonah Hill, ISIS attack in Syria, State of the Union, Lauren Sanchez, Russian/Japanese islands, a new show about Space Force from the creators of “The Office,” and much much more.


Jan 17, 2019
Hard Factor 1/16: Brexit Update, Big Man in the Soft Corner for KO'ing a LittleGirl, and a Kentucky Mom gets a DUI to Prove a Point

The United Kingdom still can't quite figure out this whole Brexit thing, and Theresa May's ass is in the jackpot. A North Carolina man makes his way into the Soft Corner for being 6'5″ 250 lbs. and knocking out an 11 year-old girl with a vicious left hook instead of using his God-given skills in the ring. A woman in Kentucky got hammered and drove her son over 100 mph in the car to prove some kind of point; and a lightning round of other headlines, including Attorney General nominee William Barr, government shutdown update (yep… still closed), Meghan Markle rumors, Catholics ban touching, and LaMelo Ball.


Jan 16, 2019
Hard Factor 1/15: Pacific Gas and Electric Declares Bankruptcy, Polish Mayor Murdered in Public, and What the Hell China?!? w/ Donnie Does World

Pacific Gas and Electric company is declaring bankruptcy after poor performance that has led to several wildfires, including the largest one in state history. A beloved mayor of 20 years from a town in Poland was stabbed to death on stage at a public event. Donnie Does World joins the show to discuss a Canadian being given the death penalty in China for smuggling meth, and a government project aimed at growing a flower on the moon. Finally, a lightning round of other headlines including Trump on Bezos, weed in Rhode Island, AOC mocks republicans' love of houses, Rep. Steve King, and a guy with horns on his head who was arrested for luring women to his home (pictured).


Jan 15, 2019
Hard Factor 1/14: Jayme Closs Abductor in the Soft Corner, Meghan Markle Upsetting Britain, and Southern Women Making Headlines

Jayme Closs escaped her abductor after 87 days, and that allows Hard Factor to go ahead and toss him in the Soft Corner now for being a grown man who kidnaps little girls after killing their parents. Meghan Markle lost another staff member, this time it was her security guard, and other issues that have Great Britain spitting out their collective tea and crumpets. A woman in Texas gets caught drinking wine out of a Pringles can, but not to be outdone, another woman in Florida smears human feces all over park benches to preemptively ruin a child's birthday party, and a Lightning Round of other headlines.


Jan 14, 2019
Hard Factor 1/10: Stolen $10 Million Lottery Ticket, ANOTHER Dog Shoots its Owner, and a Showdown in the Ladies' Room

A moron in California thought he had won $10K on a scratch-off, turns out is was actually $10 million, but he told his roommates about it and got it stolen, now he may be getting it back… listen to find out. Another dog has shot and severely injured its owner, this time it was a former LSU football player on a duck hunting trip. Two women in North Carolina are charged with kidnapping and sexual battery after confronting a transgender person in the ladies bathroom; and a Lightning Round of other headlines, including Jeff Bezos getting a divorce, billionaire Norwegian wife held ransom for $10 million, President Trump walking out of his meeting and cutting FEMA funding to California, and Johnny Bobbitt has been found.


Jan 10, 2019
Hard Factor 1/9: R. Kelly Under Investigation, Nightmare Hospital, and a Political Activist with a Deadly Apartment

R. Kelly is under criminal investigation in Georgia for his sexual appetite that was outlined in the TV series Surviving R. Kelly. Bill Timmons (pictured), the CEO of a health facility in Phoenix has resigned after it's come to light that his staff, and possibly others, had been having sex with their vegetative patients for years. Political activist/donor Ed Buck has allegedly been home for two mysterious deaths in his apartment; and a Lightning Round of other headlines, including the “special announcement” from President Trump about the border wall on Tuesday night, a Mueller investigation update, GoFundMe scammer misses his court date, and a crazy woman in Arizona pleads not guilty to stalking a guy she sent over 159,000 unanswered texts to.


Jan 09, 2019
Hard Factor 1/8: Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency, Idaho Teacher Gets Off Animal Cruelty Charges, and Elon's World: Exploding Spaceship Edition

Cyntoia Brown has been granted clemency after serving almost half her life for a murder committed while she was a child prostitute. A middle school teacher in Idaho has been declared not guilty of animal cruelty after he fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in his classroom last year. We head over to Elon's World where SpaceX and NASA are preparing for the first test launch of the Falcon 9 Rocket and Dragon Spaceship; and a Lightning Round of other headlines, including a shooting in Playa del Carmen, President Trump's national address, Pete Davidson getting it in, Kevin Spacey pleas not guilty, racist showdown at the Dollar General, and Julian Assange is salty.


Jan 08, 2019
Hard Factor 1/7: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Polish Escape Room Death Trap, and Outback Steakhouse Rage

An overview of the 60 Minutes interview where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outlined her agenda and views on the existing state of DC. A man in Poland is on trial for his faulty design of an escape room that led to several horrific deaths. A woman in Florida assaulted her elderly parents for not taking her to Outback Steakhouse; and a Lightning Round of other headlines, including the government shutdown, baby changing tables, the Golden Globes, and more.


Jan 07, 2019
Hard Factor 1/3: Mitt Romney, The World's Oldest Liar, PETA Hates Fun, and a Weight Loss Competition Update

Mitt Romney releases an Op-Ed blasting Trump's presidential skills, and Trump fires back asking Mitt to stop being a sore loser. Turns out the world's oldest woman from France was actually a daughter who took over her mother's identity to avoid inheritance tax. PETA wants to shut down animal mascots after the Bevo/Uga dust-up; and a Lightning Round of other headlines, including “coercive control” in Ireland, government shutdown watch, and RIP to three legends.


Jan 03, 2019
Hard Factor 1/2: American Arrested in Russia on Spy Charges, Arizona Town Revolts Against Driverless Cars, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

Ex-Marine Paul Whelan has been arrested in Russia as an alleged spy for the United Sates. The town of Chandler, Arizona is revolting against driverless cars that are being tested there by Google. Finally, a Lightning Round of other headlines that covers kids causing trouble in zoos, Elizabeth Warren's presidential run, jerk-off terrorists, a miracle baby in Russia, and the US government shutdown.


Jan 02, 2019
Hard Factor 12/31: New Year's Eve Partier Draft, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

In honor of New Year's Eve, we draft a group of people we'd most like to party with for the celebration; and a Lightning Round of other headlines including, the treatment of migrant children, a pay freeze for federal employees, John Kelly's exit interview, a fat newborn in Texas, a man who married a hologram, college bowl game update, NFL playoff race update, and offended witches.


Dec 31, 2018
Hard Factor 12/27: Holiday Trumpdate, Hard Factor Hard Body Weight Loss Competition Update, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

A special holiday Trumpdate, including educating seven year-olds about the improbability of Santa Clause, the government shutdown, and bone spurs. We go over week 4 weight loss competition results, with a little shakeup in the rankings; and a lightning round of other headlines, including a real life bad Santa, Kevin Spacey creeping out on YouTube, more tsunamis in Indonesia, Thailand legalizes medical marijuana, a BIG winner at the casino, and a GoFundMe scam update.


Dec 27, 2018
Hard Factor 12/20: US Pulls Troops out of Syria, Facebook Sued by Washington, DC, and a Weight Loss Competition Update

President Trump announced on Wednesday that the US has defeated ISIS in Syria and is therefore going to begin withdrawing troops from the country. The Washington, DC Attorney General's Office slapped a big law suit on Facebook that could result in up to $1.7 Billion in penalties. We go through an update on the Hard Factor, Hard Body Weight Loss Competition, with the loser eating a honey bun and chugging a beer on air for punishment. Finally, a lightning round of other headlines, including border wall GoFundMe, stolen tiny house, El Chapo trial update, and a new congressional report on pot.



Dec 20, 2018
Hard Factor 12/19: Michael Flynn Has a Jail Scare, The Trump Foundation is Dissolved, and a Dragon Nativity Scene in Louisiana

Michael Flynn had his sentencing hearing postponed, but not before having a ton of shit talked to him by the judge about his questionable decisions to act as a foreign agent. The Trump Foundation, the family charity, is being forcibly dissolved for all kinds of money handling violations. A woman in Louisiana is infuriating some of her more religious neighbors with an amazing inflatable dragon nativity scene in her front lawn; and a lightning round of other headlines, including a government shutdown avoided, RIP Penny Marshall, the new ban on bump stocks, Tucker Carlson in the doghouse, and much more.



Dec 19, 2018
Hard Factor 12/18: New Study Finds Men Love Sex, Inmate Sues Prison to Smoke Pot, and a Judge Sentences Poachers to Watch Bambi

A “groundbreaking” new study from England claims it has evidence that frequent sex is more important to men than women in terms of how how happy it makes them. A ballsy prison inmate in South Carolina is suing the Department of Corrections for not providing him with marijuana. A family in Missouri is ordered to watch Bambi, repetitively, to atone for their deer murdering ways; and a Lightning Round of other headlines, including Les Moonves, New York nunchuck ban lifted, a Senate report on election meddling, and Ocasio-Cortez in the mini soft corner.



Dec 18, 2018
Hard Factor 12/17: Louisiana School Scams the Ivy League, Russia Wants to Control Rap Music, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

A husband and wife duo in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana opened a college prep school in 2005 and has been successfully duping Ivy League schools into accepting their students the entire time with falsified documentation. Vladimir Putin has been giving his thoughts on why the Russian government should be in control of rap music; and a Lightning Round of other headlines, including Rudy Giuliani stirring shit up on TV, Pete Davidson suicide scare, Cardi B and Offset, and multiple arrests at the Reno Santa Crawl.



Dec 17, 2018
Hard Factor 12/13: Michael Cohen Headed to the Slammer, Hemp Legalization, and a Hard Body Weight Loss Competition Update

Michael Cohen is headed to minimum security prison for three years, and here's the real shocker… he blames it all on Trump. The USA has finally moved industrial hemp (a crop that can't get you high) off the list of Schedule I narcotics so it can finally be farmed again all across the country. We bring in Hard Factor's resident nutritionist Stefani from Root of Wellness to judge us on our weight loss performance so far; and a lightning round of other headlines, including Post Malone's new Crocs, Voyager 2 making it out of the solar system, and Nancy Pelosi humping the democratic party into submission.



Dec 13, 2018
Hard Factor 12/12 - EPISODE #100: Trumpdate on the Border Wall, Elon's World, and the Texas Court System in the Soft Corner

President Trump invited Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer into the Oval Office for a polite yelling match over the “great wall” to divide Mexico and the US. Elon Musk is doing odd interviews, spouting off on Twitter, and announcing new products. The county of McLennan, Texas, Baylor University, and Jacob Walter Anderson, an alleged rapist, are in the Soft Corner for trampling on the rights of the alleged victim… again Baylor University. Finally, a Lightning Round of other headlines, including Google CEO mocked while testifying to congress, Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti extending their woeful losing streak, and an elderly British couple caught with 22 pounds of cocaine on a cruise ship.



Dec 12, 2018
Hard Factor 12/11: Maria Butina to Plead Guilty, South Korean Cabbie Lights Himself on Fire, and China Using Cockroaches for Food Waste

Russian spy, supposed gun activist, and cock tease to old NRA members, Maria Butina is set to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy. A taxi driver in South Korea died by setting himself on fire in protest of a new ride-sharing app scheduled to launch soon. The segment “What the Hell, China??” returns to cover cockroaches being used to consume excess food waste; and other headlines, including a Brexit vote delay, Meghan Markle losing more royal staff members, French President Emmanuel Macron capitulating to protestors, layaway santas, and an ecstasy burger served to little kids in Texas.



Dec 11, 2018
Hard Factor 12/10: Chief of Staffs are Dropping Like Flies, Pageant Winning Teacher Shows Her "Talents" to Student and Kevin Hart is not a Big Fan of the Gays

On today's episode the Hard Factor boys discuss topics like: Both the President and the Vice President's Chiefs of Staff have left or are leaving. A 28 year old woman who was a Miss America contestant as Miss Kentucky is now a dirty sex scandal teacher at a West Virginia middle school. Kevin Hart won't be this years Oscar host but he also wont be apologizing for blasting the gays back in the day. Also a bunch of other headlines that you'll have to hear to believe.


Dec 10, 2018
Hard Factor 12/6: Bear Mace Explosion at Amazon, Japan Giving Away Houses, and the Triumphant Return of the XFL

A robot at an Amazon factory punctured a can of bear mace and sent over 20 workers to the hospital. Japan's population is projected to shrink in the coming years, so they're giving away free houses to families who are willing to settle down in the country. The XFL is making a comeback in eight cities, we give an update on the Hard Body Weight Loss Competition; and other headlines, including George HW Bush's funeral, Wisconsin Republicans pulling a fast one, France cancels the gas tax, and Rudy Giuliani doesn't know how to work a phone.



Dec 06, 2018
Hard Factor 12/5: Roger Stone and Robert Mueller are Headed for a Steel Cage, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Mixes Up Her Facts Again, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

Roger Stone is adamant that he will be pleading the 5th if called for questioning in the Mueller investigation, while Michael Flynn gets a pass from any jail time for his cooperation. Kate joins the show to discuss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claiming that $21 Trillion in accounting errors over 20+ years could have paid for two thirds of universal Medicare. A lightning round of other headlines, including mob arrests in Sicily, Burger King's thirsty ad campaign, Eddie Murphy having his 9th kid, Seattle gets an NHL team, Avenatti isn't running for president, and the stock market takes a dip.



Dec 05, 2018
Hard Factor 12/4: The Dangerous and Arousing World of Deep Fakes, A Racist Christmas Tree in Minnesota, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

Take a trip down the frightening, and potentially arousing, rabbit hole that is Deep Fakes: computer generated videos made to look and sound like recognizable figures. Some cops in Minnesota are in hot water after deciding to decorate their precinct Christmas tree with racist decorations, including malt liquor cans, chip wrappers, Popeyes stuff and Newport cigs. Finally, a Lightning Round of other headlines, including serving Pine-Sol to kids, a crazy man's plans to flip Trump's limo with a forklift, trade war with China, big day for SpaceX, and pot brownies in school.



Dec 04, 2018
Hard Factor 12/3: Updates from an Action Packed G20 Summit, In Memoriam: George HW Bush, and The Huffington Post in the Soft Corner (again)

President Trump's wild ride at the G20, including a signed trade deal (USMCA), powerful handshakes, climate change denial, and a temporary halt to the US-China trade war. Former US President George HW Bush has passed away, and we take a look at some of his greatest achievements. The Huffington Post lands in the Soft Corner thanks to calling Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer problematic; and other headlines, including the What's App messages that got Khashoggi caught, mute swan murders in England, and much more.



Dec 03, 2018
Hard Factor 11/29: Document Declassification Threats, Hard Body Weight Loss Competition, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

President Trump is ready to play hardball with the new Democratic House in the form of selective document declassification. The Hard Factor guys start a weight loss competition against each other, and get a little guidance from a registered dietician. Finally, a lightning round of other headlines, including the Senate disagreeing with the White House, Pelosi nominated for Speaker of the House, Elon Musk's tunnel under the 405 in LA gets cancelled, inmates at a South Carolina prison catfished the military for money, and Stormy Daniels says that Michael Avenatti has acted against her will on multiple occasions.



Nov 29, 2018
Hard Factor 11/28: Khashoggi Update, General Motors vs. President Trump, and Cotton Candy Mistaken for Meth

There is tons of unrest surrounding the Saudi situation, as John Bolton refuses to listen to the audio tapes of the murder and CIA Director Gina Haspel will not be joining the briefing to the US Senate. General Motors is squaring off with President Trump over thousands of planned layoffs. A woman in Georgia got busted for having cotton candy in her car that the cops thought was meth; and other headlines, including a feel good story about a lost wallet, an autistic basketball player, and an alarming active shooter drill in a military hospital.



Nov 28, 2018
Hard Factor 11/27: Paul Manafort Back in Hot Water, Mississippi Runoff Election, and the NASA InSight Landing on Mars

Paul Manafort is back in trouble for not being able to change his stripes after cutting a deal with the Mueller investigation. The final midterm election of 2018 will be decided tonight for a US Senate seat in Mississippi, and it's got an interesting backstory. The NASA InSight landed on Mars and a lot of nerdy babies probably got conceived; and other headlines, including President Trump dismissing the White House report on climate change, autism rates on the rise, Apple vs. Apple users in the Supreme Court, and an update on the idiot who died trying to convert an entire island of bow and arrow shooting natives to Christianity by himself.



Nov 27, 2018
Hard Factor 11/26: Tijuana Border Problems, Russia Takes Ukrainian Ships, and Widespread Protests in France

Tension mounts in Tijuana, Mexico, as thousands of migrants are building up and seeking entry into the US. Russia has taken possession of three Ukrainian warships near Crimea. Giant “Yellow Jacket” protests over the price of gas are taking place all over France, and they've gotten violent in Paris; and other headlines, including $7.5M discovered in a storage unit, Elon Musk giving a 70% chance he lives on Mars in his lifetime, NASA promoting asteroid fear, Egypt opens another sarcophagus, Cyber Monday, and Kok Alat fires back about buying his bride on Facebook.



Nov 26, 2018
Hard Factor 11/21: Facebook Problems, Tekashi 6ix9ine Arrested, and the Presidential Turkey Pardon

Facebook is having problems because of all the stupid shit they've done in the last year. Tekashi 6ix9ine got arrested on all kinds of charges, and they put him in the general population in jail like a schmo. President Trump performed the annual Presidential Turkey Pardon, cracking some political jokes along the way; and other headlines, including asylum seekers, Ivanka's emails, DON'T EAT ROMAINE LETTUCE, and NASA investigating Elon Musk.



Nov 21, 2018
Hard Factor 11/20: More Mass Shootings, Nancy Pelosi's Quest for Speaker, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

Mass shootings in Chicago and Denver bring the total count to 309 mass shootings in America this year. Nancy Pelosi is hell-bent to take back Speaker of the House, but she's getting some push back from her own party. Finally, a Lightning Round of other headlines, including a Kansas bureaucrat claiming to be a part of the “master race”, Ivanka using her personal email account to conduct government business, a man scared of catching cancer from someone on a plane, a migrant caravan update, the “turkey challenge”, and Chris Watts getting life in prison.



Nov 20, 2018
Hard Factor 11/19: Midterm Election Updates, Meghan Markle Shakes Up the British Empire, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

The governor and senate races are finally over in Florida and Georgia, with republicans winning all three contested races. Meghan Markle is angering “palace staff” and other workers who support the British royal family with her American work ethic. Finally, a lightning round of other headlines, including gruesome injuries for Alex Smith and Sophia Floersch, Tommy “Vape God” Smokes' incredible weekend, California wildfire updates, and a falsified assault in Texas.



Nov 19, 2018
Hard Factor 11/15: Michael Avenatti Arrested, Russia Goes After SpaceX, and China Makes a Fake Sun

Michael Avenatti got arrested for domestic violence after allegedly kicking a screaming woman out of his apartment. Russia says that they will be first nation to make it to Mars in their nuclear rockets, and that Elon Musk uses shitty technology in his SpaceX rockets. What the Hell China: scientists have made an “artificial sun” potentially capable of nuclear fusion, and electronics factories sound like the seventh circle of hell. Other headlines, including Jim Acosta vs. Trump, CIA considering the use of truth serum, buying virgin wives on Facebook, and family on family homicide.



Nov 15, 2018
Hard Factor 11/14: Melania Gets Tough, Amazon's New HQ(s), Elon Musk in the Sewer, and Herpes Monkeys in Florida

First Lady Melania Trump takes out West Wing employee Mira Ricardel for fucking with her travel arrangements. Billionaire Boys Club: Jeff Bezos and Amazon announce their new headquarters in Long Island City, NY and Crystal City, VA, and Elon Musk touts the sewer building abilities of his Boring Co. Thousands of herpes infested recess monkeys are terrorizing a park in central Florida; and other headlines, including California wildfires, smart toilets, and an illegal immigration bust.



Nov 14, 2018
Hard Factor 11/13: Secret Missile Bases in North Korea, Hillary 2020 Maybe, and a Nazi Themed School Photo

In a shocking turn of events, new evidence is showing several active missile bases in North Korea despite promises to end nuclear weapon production. Hillary Clinton is putting out feelers for another potential presidential run in 2020. A bunch of high school boys in Wisconsin are in hot water for making a nazi themed prom picture; and other headlines, including midterm election updates, RIP Stan Lee, and UFOs spotted in Ireland.



Nov 13, 2018
Hard Factor 11/12: California Bar Shooting and Wildfires, El Chapo Trial, and Uganda in the Soft Corner

California had a terrible weekend with enormous wildfires raging in the north and south of the state, and a deadly shooting in a bar late last week. El Chapo's trial is set to begin in New York, and he has “promised” not to kill any of the jurors. Uganda is cracking down on their zero tolerance policies for pornography, and that lands them smack dab in the middle of the SOFT CORNER; and other headlines, including Florida election recount, CNN vs. the White House over Jim Acosta, Babe Ruth and Elvis Presley get the Medal of Freedom, and Pete Davidson makes up with Dan Crenshaw.



Nov 12, 2018
Hard Factor 11/8: feat. The Wonton Don Talking China, Jeff Sessions Out as AG, and a Human/Dog Sex Ring in Thailand

Jeff Sessions is pushed out from his job as US Attorney General and weed stocks soar. A man in Thailand was busted for running a human on dog sex/pornography ring via Facebook. Hard Factor International Correspondent Wonton Don joins to discuss China making fake moons, President for life, banning dogs from going outside, and all kinds of crazy stuff; and other headlines including midterm election follow-ups, and Floyd Mayweather backing out of his kickboxing match.



Nov 08, 2018
Hard Factor 11/7: Midterm Election Recap and Bill Gates' Plan to Fix the Sewer

The Democrats take over the House of Representatives, while the Republicans retain control of the Senate, and we recap some of the notable moments from election night. We also cover Bill Gates' plan to implement waterless toilets worldwide, and fix the waste problem that plagues most of the undeveloped world.



Nov 07, 2018
Hard Factor 11/6: Election Day Rundown, Under Armour Strip Club Policy, and Generation Rx

We run through the basic landscape for this year's midterm election, and a list of our favorite candidates – PS make sure to vote today. Under Armour makes some changes to their corporate policy regarding using company cards in the strip club. Kids in Generation Rx (trademark Hard Factor) are literally killing their guardians; and other headlines, including teachers in trouble for halloween, Amazon deciding to ruin two cities, and our ELECTION NIGHT POWER HOUR ON PERISCOPE 10-11 PM TONIGHT.



Nov 06, 2018
Hard Factor 11/5: Election Hacking Attempt in Georgia, Tanzania Cracking Down on Homosexuality, and Elon's World: LA Tunnels

Gubernatorial Candidate Brian Kemp launches a “hacking” investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia just a few days before the election. Tanzania is cracking down on homosexuality, and the US embassy is warning Americans in the country to be careful. ELON'S WORLD: Musk releases a video of his new underground people moving tunnel in LA; and other headlines, including controversial campaign ads, Pete Davidson, and a yoga studio shooting.



Nov 05, 2018
Hard Factor 11/1: FT. Adam Carolla Interview and a Supreme Court Marriage Proposal

Turns out that two former Supreme Court justices were involved in an embarrassingly pathetic marriage proposal. We got an interview with Adam Carolla at Politicon, and touched on subjects ranging from Macho Man's death to The Rock running for president. Other headlines, including more troops to the border, a Jewish doctor patching up the synagogue shooter, Oprah hitting the campaign trail, and updated voting odds.



Nov 01, 2018
Hard Factor 10/31: Trump Contemplates the Constitution, Whitey Bulger Gets Axed and Some Guy Tries to go Full Hannibal Lector

On today's podcast. Donald Trump is not a big fan of people getting automatic US citizenship just because they are born here and he's thinking about doing something about it. Whitey Bulger led a gang, killed a bunch of people also snitched for the FBI before being #1 on their most wanted list for almost 20 years. Jack Nicholson played a character which was loosely based off him which was good, but Johnny Depp actually played him which was bad. All that and he's dead now because he was murdered in prison and it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. There is a guy in Texas who wanted to play a version of fuck marry kill with a child that will certainly be the most disturbing thing you hear this Halloween and the outro is balls out nuts as well. Enjoy.



Oct 31, 2018
Hard Factor 10/30: Troops Headed to the Border, Walmart 2.0, and Venice is Flooding

5,200 US troops have been deployed to help defend the US-Mexican border in anticipation of the arrival of the Honduran caravan. Walmart is making a feeble attempt to compete with Amazon by creating cashier-less Sam's Club Now. Venice, Italy is experiencing terrible flooding; and other headlines, including an Indonesian plane crash, off-beat political commentary from Kellyanne Conway and Hillary Clinton, Jeff Sessions protested, G20 summit, and the latest racially charged rant caught on video.



Oct 30, 2018
Hard Factor 10/29: Pipe Bomber and Synagogue Shooter in the Soft Corner, and Brazil's New President

The guy who tried to send pipe bombs to half the democratic party turned out to be a pathetic roided-out wannabe stripper, so we put him in the Soft Corner. BONUS SOFT CORNER: the guy who shot up a synagogue in Pittsburgh is a real piece of shit, as you might imagine. Brazil has elected a new right-wing president, and the celebration parties look amazing; and other headlines, including a soccer stadium helicopter crash, WWE Crown Jewel, and marijuana's role in the upcoming elections.



Oct 29, 2018
Hard Factor 10/25: Bombs in the Mail, Pre-Teen Satanists, and Yellowstone Paranoia

Pipe bombs got sent in the mail to several high ranking members of the Democratic party. Two young girls in Florida got caught plotting a satanic murder scheme against their classmates. People are concerned that Yellowstone national park is about to explode; and other headlines, including federal “sex” definition, mega millions winner, accidental arson, betting odds on the midterms, and a sad kid's birthday party.



Oct 25, 2018
Hard Factor 10/24: Honduran Caravan Update, Airplane Groper, and an Interview with Deborah Reno (Panty Selling Politician)

The Honduran caravan marches on toward Mexico City, where they will likely split up in different directions toward the US border. A Florida man groped a woman's breast on a Southwest flight from Houston to Albuquerque. Exclusive interview with Deborah Reno, AKA Misty Crockett, the used panty sales woman running for city council in Wyoming; and other headlines, including Erdrogan on Khashoggi, a weird virus in New Jersey, and a horrific Roman escalator accident.



Oct 24, 2018
Hard Factor 10/23: Avenatti Tax Troubles, Exploding Police Body Cams in NYC, and MAGA Rally Coverage from Houston

Turns out Michael Avenatti has a pretty shady history of tax evasion. Defective police body cameras in NYC are overheating and exploding. Finally, Wes and Pat recap their big day at the MAGA rally in Houston where they ended up randomly watching the speeches next to Alex Jones.



Oct 23, 2018
Hard Factor 10/22: Saudi Update, World Record Lottery Drawing, and Teacher Falls in Love with 11 Year-old

Saudi Arabia changed their story on Khashoggi again, and we examine the fallout. The world's largest lottery pot is up for another drawing on Tuesday. An insane 41 year-old teacher in NYC falls in love with an 11 year-old boy; and other headlines, including a pretty good NBA fist fight, Mitch McConnell harassed at a restaurant, and a wild party at Clemson.

Oct 22, 2018
Hard Factor 10/18: Honduran Caravan, Campaign Smear Ad Gone Wrong, and Khabib/Mayweather

A caravan of over 4,000 Hondurans is marching to move to the USA. North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp used false information about sexual assault victims to try and smear her opponent, Kevin Kramer. Khabib calls out Mayweather; and other headlines, including Don McGahn, Dr. Grant Robicheaux, Mueller updates, and military upgrades in Kaliningrad.



Oct 18, 2018
Hard Factor 10/17: Stormy vs. Trump Tweet Battle, RIP Dennis Hof, and Canadian Weed On Sale NOW!

Episode #69. Nice.

Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump trade beastiality insults on Twitter. Legendary brothel entrepreneur and recent republican politician, Dennis Hof, passed away at the age of 72. You can buy legal weed in Canada starting TODAY; and other headlines including, Khashoggi updates, Mega Millions, and naked shark tank diving.

Oct 17, 2018
Hard Factor 10/16: Elizabeth Warren's Genealogy, Being Bezos: Blue Origin, and Used Panty Saleswoman Runs for City Council

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA tests that prove she maybe had a Native American ancestor 6-10 generations back. Jeff Bezos talks about his plans for his company “Blue Origin” to help 1 trillion humans populate the entire solar system (watch how here). A cam girl/used panty saleswoman in Wyoming is running for City Council; and other headlines including, Trump's beef with Mattis, RIP Paul Allen, Khashoggi update, Stormy Daniels dismissed, and Sears bankruptcy.



Oct 16, 2018
Hard Factor 10/15: Saudi Arabian Tension, Kanye's Big Weekend, and a Detroit Funeral Home Disaster

The death of a journalist in Turkey has sparked tension between the US and Saudi Arabia. Kanye West had lunch with President Trump, got mocked by SNL, flew to Uganda, and released a PSA about social media/mass mind control, all in one weekend. A Detroit mortician got busted for hiding old bodies in the ceiling, and other headlines including googly eyes on a statue in Georgia, Pete Davidson/Ariana Grande break-up, and a failed Himalayan exploration.



Oct 15, 2018
Hard Factor 10/11: Ted Cruz/Beto O'Rourke Update, Avenatti/Trump Jr. MMA Match, and an Emotional Support Squirrel

Ted Cruz pulls out of his debate with Beto O'Rourke, giving Beto an hour to himself on TV. Michael Avenatti challenges Donald Trump Jr. to an MMA fight for charity (and attention). A woman tried to board a Frontier Airlines flight with an emotional support squirrel; and other headlines, including Hurricane Michael, Vern Troyer, Joe Guidice, National Coming Out Day, and a paranoid white lady in Georgia.



Oct 11, 2018
Hard Factor 10/10: Nikki Haley Resigns, Serial Killer Couple in Mexico, and Trash Can Bandits in Kentucky

Nikki Haley resigned as the Ambassador to the UN. A couple outside Mexico City was arrested with body parts in their stroller, more at home, and turns out they killed as many as 20 women. Two inmates in Louisville, KY escaped jail in trash cans, but got caught a couple days later; and other headlines, including Anthony Weiner getting out early, potential Mar-a-Lago summit, hurricanes, and ethanol fuel.



Oct 10, 2018
Hard Factor 10/9: China Updates, Taylor Swift Takes a Stand, and Sex Island

A new segment, “What the hell, China??” goes over the mysterious bribery charges to former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, the North Korean denuclearization process, and stock market woes. Taylor Swift finally let the world know where she stands on politics (thank God, we NEEDED to know). Thirty lucky men will be able to pay $6,000 to go on an all inclusive trip to Sex Island in December, and other headlines including, natty light anniversary, all girl Boy Scout troops, Clinton dinner, Hurricane Michael, and SpaceX rocket landing.



Oct 09, 2018
Hard Factor 10/8: Kavanaugh Confirmed and Robbie Fox Joins to Talk UFC 229

Brett Kavanaugh got confirmed to the Supreme Court over the weekend, and the protests continued to roll on. Robbie Fox joins to discuss the crazy fights, in and out of the cage, at UFC 229; and other headlines about Stormy Daniels, NBC, Banksy and more.



Oct 08, 2018
Hard Factor 10/4: PFTCommenter joins, Kavanaugh Updates, Pot Brownies for Votes, and Being Bezos

Executive Vice President of Football Operations for Hard Factor, PFTCommenter, joins the show. We go over the new updates in the Kavanaugh saga, including the FBI background investigation, Mark Judge's book making money, Yale classmates, Michael Avenatti, and more. A high school cheerleader got caught exchanging pot brownies for homecoming queen votes (Hard Factor would have voted for her). We take a look at the new Amazon employee payment changes, and a new lunar lander in the segment Being Bezos; and cover other headlines including, an opioid bill, ricin guy in a mini soft corner, Fan Bingbing, and Theresa May.



Oct 04, 2018
Hard Factor 10/3: Trumpdate (Tump Update), Gender Reveal Forrest Fire, and the Cruise from Hell

TRUMPDATE: President Trump has a YUGE day talking Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford, getting investigated for tax fraud, and lining up national group text for himself. A border patrol agent in Arizona made the biggest mistake of his life at the gender reveal party of his unborn child by accidentally starting a giant wildfire. An Australian Royal Caribbean cruise ship got commandeered by an Indian tobacco company and ended up having to refund a ton of passengers for dealing with the ruckus; and other headlines including, the 2019 Putin calendar, the first woman in 55 years won the Nobel Prize for Physics, US/China flexing in the sea, lost Missouri sex offenders, and ricin envelopes.



Oct 03, 2018
Hard Factor 10/2: USMCA Trade Deal, Soccer Mom in the Soft Corner, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

The US, Mexico and Canada came to a new trade agreement called the US, Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA). We tossed a soccer mom in the Soft Corner for suing her son's high school after he didn't make the varsity soccer team as a junior. Finally, a Lightning Round of other headlines, including Beto O'Rourke's bad day, Kavanaugh updates, a Reno woman drunkenly drove her car into her own house, the skull-shaped “Death Comet” is passing earth, PA police used a helicopter to shut down a tailgate, and the wildest meth user on earth goes full zombie during her arrest.



Oct 02, 2018
Hard Factor 10/1: Kavanaugh Loves Beers, Earthquakes in Indonesia, and Elon's World

Full updates on the Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS confirmation, including the Senate committee ruling and the pending FBI background investigation. Another giant earthquake hit Indonesia and has already killed more than 800 people. Elon Musk and Tesla settled a lawsuit with the SEC that requires them to pay a large fine and remove Musk as Chairman of the Board; and other headlines, including net neutrality, Sarah Pailn's son “Track,” and Kanye West.



Oct 01, 2018
Hard Factor 9/27: New Kavanaugh Accuser, Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rates, and Americans are Back on Meth

Michael Avenatti brings forward a new Kavanaugh sexual assault accuser, Julie Swetnick, and President Trump holds a loopy press conference to address the Kavanaugh hearings. The Federal Reserve hikes interest rates from 2% to 2.25%. Americans are doing A LOT more meth this year than last year. Other headlines including, homeless murders in LA, Ford Motors not loving the new tariffs, the owner of the LA Times thinks social media is the “cancer of our time,” Pete Davidson doesn't like Chevy Chase, and Lil Xan hospitalized himself with Hot Cheetos.



Sep 27, 2018
Hard Factor 9/26: Bill Cosby in Cuffs, Ted Cruz Having a Hard Week, and UT Students Kill Bees with Weed Killer

Bill Cosby got sentenced to 3-10 years in a Pennsylvania federal penitentiary. Ted Cruz and his wife got shouted out of a restaurant by protestors, and bugged by the media all week. University of Texas students conducted in-depth experiments to prove that weed killer hurts bees, and other headlines including: Kavanaugh updates, Jon Jones is a USADA snitch, and an unintentional joke at the United Nations.



Sep 26, 2018
Hard Factor 9/25: Kid Survives 7 Weeks at Sea, Italians Stick Up for Asia Argento, and a New Mars Colony in Elon's World

An Indonesian boy named Aldi survived adrift at sea on a wooden raft for 49 days. An Italian talk show stepped in to defend Asia Argento from her statutory rape accuser, Jimmy Bennett. Elon's World: SpaceX said that it plans to start a colony on Mars by 2028, and other headlines.



Sep 25, 2018
Hard Factor 9/24: Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings, Mattress Murder in TX, and Colombian Coke Bananas

Christine Blasey Ford will testify at the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings, and terrifying details about Kavanaugh continue to emerge like him being the treasurer of the “Keg City” club in high school. A wild argument over a mattress in a dumpster ended up in a fatal shooting in Texas. $18 Million dollars of cocaine was discovered inside Colombian bananas, again, and other headlines.



Sep 24, 2018
Hard Factor 9/20: Celebrity Rape Doctor, Cody Wilson Pays for Sex, Alien Cover-Up

Grant William Robicheaux, an orthopedic surgeon, and his girlfriend, Cerissa Laura Riley, may have drugged and raped as many as 1,000 women together. Cody Wilson, inventor of the Liberator 3D printed gun, got caught paying a 16 year-old girl for sex after meeting her on SugarDaddyMeet.com. A solar observatory in New Mexico was shut down by the FBI for almost two weeks, and they called in Blackhawk Helicopters, for a reported child porn obsessed janitor.



Sep 20, 2018
Hard Factor 9/19: President Trump's Hog, Great White Feeding Frenzy, and Merriam-Webster in the Soft Corner

Stormy Daniels released a description of President Trump's hog and set the internet on fire with Mario-Cart memes. Great White Sharks are gathering in a massive feeding frenzy in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, scaring the shit out of anyone who thinks about being in the area. Merriam-Webster takes a trip to the Soft Corner for adding a bunch of ridiculous words to the dictionary, and other top headlines.



Sep 19, 2018
Hard Factor 9/18: China Abducts Tax-Evaders, Coca-Cola Infused with Weed, and Elon's World

The Chinese government is secretly arresting it's most rich and famous citizens to punish them for tax evasion. Coca-Cola is thinking about striking a deal with a cannabis company to make infused beverages, which is amazing. Elon Musk is getting sued for calling someone a “pedo guy” and has his very first volunteer to fly on his SpaceX spaceship, and other headlines.



Sep 18, 2018
Hard Factor 9/17: Border Patrol Serial Killer, Brett Kavanaugh Hates Bathing Suits, and a Public Shooting by a Mariachi Band

A border patrol agent in Laredo, TX was arrested for killing several hookers over the last few weeks. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexually assaulting a girl when he was in high school, in the 80s, by trying to remove her bathing suit at a house party. A rogue Mariachi band opened fire on a public square in Mexico City, and other headlines from the weekend.



Sep 17, 2018
Hard Factor 9/13: NYC Police Prostitution Ring, the New iPhones, and Baby Boomers Getting High

Several NYPD officers were arrested for running an alleged prostitution and gambling ring (sounds fun), the new iPhones are announced and nerds all over world are feeling the friction in their pants, baby boomers are embracing weed more than ever before, and other headlines to keep you up-to-date.



Sep 13, 2018
Hard Factor 9/12: Russian and Chinese War Games, Oregon Man Exonerated by a Labrador, and Crack Pipe Vending Machines in Long Island

War games begin between China and host nation Russia. An Oregon man was exonerated from a 50-year sentence with the help of a labrador retriever. Crack pipe vending machines popped up in Long Island, and other headlines.



Sep 12, 2018
Hard Factor 9/11: Hurricane Florence, Stabbing in Paris, and Mayor vs. Nike in the Soft Corner

Hurricane Florence has its sights set on the Carolinas and Virginia. A wild stabbing in Paris leaves seven injured, and features some mob justice. A Louisiana Mayor takes a trip to the Soft Corner for banning Nike in his rec rooms, and other headlines.



Sep 11, 2018
Hard Factor 9/10: Serena Williams, Mistress Abuse and Dynamite Candles

Serena Williams has a hard day at the US Open. A GOP fundraiser allegedly abused his mistress. A woman who mistook a stick of dynamite for a candle blew her finger clean off, and other headlines from over the weekend.



Sep 10, 2018
Hard Factor 9/6: New York Times Op-ed on Trump, Virginia Man Protects Lawn with Electric Fence, and Fraternities are Banning Hard Alcohol

The New York Times has released an Op-ed piece from a “Senior Official” at the White House that gives “insane” details about the inner workings of the White House. A man in Virginia erected an electric fence around the perimeter of his residence for keep school kids off his lawn. Fraternities all over North America are banning hard liquor, and other headlines including natural disasters, sick people on a plane, and Kavanaugh confirmation hearings day 2.



Sep 06, 2018
Hard Factor 9/5: New Trump Book, Nike/Kap, Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing, and an FBI Ruby Slippers Bust

Bob Woodward is releasing a new book about the Trump administration on 9/11/18. Nike and Colin Kaepernick have set the internet ablaze with their new ad campaign. The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearing had a wild first day with 70 protestor arrests, and all kinds of other controversy. The FBI makes a bust on people who stole Ruby Slippers in Minnesota, and other headlines about Elon Musk and the New Jersey GoFundMe couple/homeless veteran.



Sep 05, 2018
Hard Factor 9/4: High Speed Chase with a Baby on Board, More McCain/Trump Beef, and a Shocking Arby's Sign

Footage was released of a mother in Texas going on a high speed police chase with her baby in the car. President Trump and Meghan McCain have engaged in a shade rivalry. An Arby's drive-thru sign got turned into racist joke, and other top headlines from over the weekend.



Sep 04, 2018
Hard Factor 8/30: Florida Governor's Race, New Anti-Weed Committee, and Homeless GoFundMe

A wild opening to the Governor's race in Florida, a new committee commissioned by the White House to discover all the negative effects of marijuana, a homeless man in Philadelphia sues his GoFundMe benefactors, and a Lightning Round of other headlines.



Aug 30, 2018
Hard Factor 8/29: Sex Doll Brothels, Puerto Rico Update, and Elon's World

STD rates are higher than ever in the US, but Canada is coming to save the day with sex doll brothels. The death toll in Puerto Rico was about 46 times higher than originally reported. ELON'S WORLD: Elon Musk doubles down on his “pedo guy” claim. Other big headlines including 3D printed guns, fashion “implants,” and NAFTA.


Aug 29, 2018
Hard Factor 8/28: Mueller Related Cold Case, Inflammatory School Assignment, Misogynistic Shooter, and a Very Horny French Dolphin

Today's Hard Factor covers a cold case being worked by a sad old man that could somehow affect the Mueller investigation, a teacher in Ohio issuing an oddly incendiary school assignment to his sixth grade class, a Houston area man getting arrested for a road rage shooting at “incompetent women,” and Zafar the horny dolphin in France that shut down a beach with his aggressive flirting.


Aug 28, 2018
Hard Factor 8/27: Jacksonville Shooting, RIP John McCain, Vatican Update, and NAFTA

Topics on todays show include a mass shooting in Jacksonville at a Madden tournament, the best eulogy for John McCain you will hear this week, more news from the Vatican about Catholic Church abuses, and updates on NAFTA renegotiation progress.


Aug 27, 2018
Hard Factor 8/23: Verizon in the Soft Corner, Cancun Murders, Fire Challenge, and Ancient Sex

Verizon gets tossed in the Soft Corner for being a bunch of profit obsessed assholes, to the point of hampering California wildfire relief efforts. We also cover other headlines, including a rash of terrifying murders in Cancun, ancient human subspecies interbreeding with one another and having children, and people are now literally lighting themselves on fire for the “Fire Challenge.”


Aug 23, 2018
Hard Factor 8/22: ft. Sean Spicer in the Hard Seat, Mueller Investigation Update, and a Lightning Round of Other Headlines

Big news related to the Mueller investigation; Michael Cohen reaches a plea deal and Paul Manafort catches 8 convictions. We interview Sean Spicer in the Hard Seat, where he tells us he might be interested in doing sketch comedy with Melissa McCarthy if she's willing. Finally, a Lightning Round of other headlines, including Mollie Tibbets, the Colorado family murder trial, two little badasses in Arkansas, and PETA saving the world from the terrors of Animal Crackers' artwork.


Aug 22, 2018
Hard Factor 8/21: Asia Argento Exposed, State Watch: South Carolina, Man on Man Peeing, and Midterm Madness in FloridaHard Factor 8/21: Asia Argento Exposed, State Watch: South Carolina, Man on Man Peeing, and Midterm Madness in Florida

Harvey Weinstein victim and former girlfriend of the late Anthony Bourdain, Asia Argento, may actually be a sexual predator herself. State Watch: South Carolina, with several hilarious headlines from the Palmetto State. Drunk American man peed on a Japanese man on a flight from Chicago to Japan. Midterm Madness: Florida congressional candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera claims she was abducted by aliens as a child and has had follow-up telepathic contact with the aliens.


Aug 21, 2018
Hard Factor 8/20: Colorado Man Kills Family, the Truth is Not the Truth, the Pope has Magical Lips, and Kevin Spacey in The Soft Corner

On today's Hard Factor Uncle Chaps joins us as we bring down your day with a story about a Colorado man who murdered his pregnant wife and two little girls, and another story about Rudy Giuliani debating over the truth not actually being the truth, but no worries, the Pope apparently has magical lips that can cure cancer, and finally we toss Kevin Spacey in the soft corner because his new movie is absolutely tanking at the box office.


Aug 20, 2018
Hard Factor 8/16: Jake "The Snake" Roberts in the Hard Seat, Synthetic Pot, and a Lightning Round

The inventor of the DDT Jake “the Snake” Roberts joins us for an Interview in the Hard Seat, almost 50 overdoses on synthetic marijuana in Connecticut, and a lightning round of other headlines to close out the week.

Aug 16, 2018
Hard Factor 8/15: Dirty Priest Investigation in PA, Crazy Compound in New Mexico, and Public Urination in Paris

Pennsylvania grand jury investigation finds proof of over 300 child molestors in the PA Catholic Church, new updates surrounding the religious cult family compound that was raided in New Mexico, and France turns Paris streets into giant toilets with new piss boxes called “uritrottoirs” all over the sidewalks.



Aug 15, 2018
Hard Factor 8/14: Troops Get a Raise, Bristol Palin's Divorce, Midterm Madness, and the Soft Corner

President Trump signs the McCain National Defense Authorization Act into law but fails to give props to Senator McCain in the announcement, Bristol Palin has to give up at least one house in her divorce settlement, MIDTERM MADNESS: Florida candidate lies about graduating from college and republican Virginia congressman's son makes a public donation to the democratic party, THE SOFT CORNER: Utah man tries to kill his family with a stolen plane but ends up just killing himself.


Aug 14, 2018
Hard Factor 8/13: Virginia is for Pedos, Barrel Rolls, Unite the Right 2, and Albanian Turkey Disputes

A Virginia judge continues to defy the advice of his peers and commutes another rape sentence, an Alaskan Airlines plane was hijacked by a grounds crewman and taken for an epic joyride before a fiery crash, Unite the Right 2 takes place in DC with potentially DOZENS of attendees, and an Albanian man is arrested for killing 8 of his family members over being accused of stealing a turkey.


Aug 13, 2018
Hard Factor 8/9: Russian Spies, Indonesian Witch-Doctors, DUI Speeches, and Alien Radar

USA tosses some sanctions on Russia for using chemical weapons in the spy game, a girl who describes herself as a "white thoroughbred" has been arrested for DUI in South Carolina, a woman was held captive as a sex slave by an Indonesian witch-doctor for 15 years, and aliens are coming but scientists don't have the balls to tell you.


Aug 09, 2018
Hard Factor 8/8: California Wildfires, Insanity Defense in Florida, Johnny Depp Conspiracy, and Gout: the Disease of Kings

California is experiencing record setting wildfires and we catch up on the details, the Parkland, Fla. shooter says that the voices in his head made him shoot up the school, Johnny Depp's new movie release gets indefinitely delayed because Hollywood all of a sudden has a conscious, and HEALTHSCARE - Gout: The Disease of Kings.


Aug 08, 2018
Hard Factor 8/7: InfoWars Gets Banned, NASCAR CEO Gets a DUI, Anonymous/QAnon, and a Lightning Round of Headlines

Facebook, YouTube and Spotify shut down InfoWars/Alex Jones accounts, while Twitter accidentally shuts down the accounts of old ladies they think are Russian bots.

The CEO of NASCAR gets a DUI with some pain pills in his pocket while on vacation. He immediately attempted to ask the police, “Do you know who I am??”

Internet hacking group Anonymous releases a video vowing to expose the  leader of the QAnon movement.

Headline Lightning Round: including Chicago shootings and molestations, the missing Iowa student, vigilante justice in Florida, a heroic cop in New York, and “Unite the Right 2″ and the Paul Manafort trial in DC.

Aug 07, 2018
Hard Factor 8/6: Explosive Drones, Steven Seagal is a Russian Diplomat, Waterpark Terrorized, and Amish Uber

Venezuelan President Maduro escapes an assassination attempt by hiding behind blankets and umbrellas from explosive drones, Steven Seagal is named a Special Envoy to the US by the Russian Foreign Ministry, a special needs man in Minnesota tossed an 8-year old boy from a 30-foot pool slide deck, and "Amish Uber" starts up in Michigan which is really just a horse carriage ride from an Amish guy.


Aug 06, 2018
Hard Factor 8/2: Attempted QAnon Explanation, Bicycle on Bicycle Murder in Houston, the $9 Million Cuck, and the SOFT CORNER

QAnon shows up big at a Tampa MAGA rally and now the country grapples with how to understand 4chan, a man in Houston is at large after allegedly revenge killing the former cardiologist of George H.W. Bush, a North Carolina man wins a $9 million dollar settlement after finding out he had been cheated on with a man named Francisco for over a year, and parents who are buying Fortnite lessons for their kids are getting tossed in the soft corner.


Aug 02, 2018
Hard Factor 8/1: PFT Commenter Joins to Talk 3D Printed Guns, Paul Manafort's Ostrich Suit, and a Miraculous Plane Crash Survival

VP of Hard Factor Football Operations PFT Commenter joins the show for a lively discussion about “the Liberator” (both the 3D printed gun and the sexual enhancement device), the start of the Paul Manafort bank/tax fraud trial, and a plane crash in Mexico where all 100+ passengers (probably) survived.


Aug 01, 2018
Hard Factor 7/31: Politicizing Bigfoot Erotica, North Korea, and Trump Anxiety Syndrome

In a super unsurprising move North Korea is making nuclear capable missiles again, Americans are literally giving themselves anxiety disorders from freaking out over Trump tweets, and probably the best story of the year so far: a Virginia election is coming down to a choice between an anti-semite and a Sasquatch porn enthusiast.


Jul 31, 2018
Hard Factor 7/30: Grand Mufti, Kids Pouring Boiling Water on Each Other, Polar Bear Cruise, and a PC Party

Several hundred people are scheduled to be sentenced to death by the Gand Mufti in Egypt for a bloody protest, kids are dumping boiling hot water on each other for the “Hot Water Challenge”, a polar bear is killed to defend a cruise ship of rich Europeans, and we have a little PC (Politically Correct) Party to help Austin, TX find their new name.

Jul 30, 2018
Hard Factor 7/26: There's a Lake on Mars, Larry Nassar gets an Ass-beating, Adultery Scams, and the Soft Corner

Larry Nassar gets assaulted immediately upon release into the general population in prison, the FBI uncovers an adultery mass mailing scam in Jacksonville, Italian scientists have discovered a lake on Mars, and the guy who destroyed Donald Trump's Hollywood Star (but passed on Kevin Spacey's star) gets tossed in the Soft Corner.


Jul 26, 2018
Hard Factor 7/25: Farmers Getting Paid in the US and Tear Gassed in France, Teen Mom Handgun Incident, and the Mayweather/50 Cent Beef

The US Department of Agriculture announces $12 Billion in relief for farmers who have been negatively impacted by tariffs, farmers in France hold a protest at the Tour de France and end up getting everyone tear gassed, a star of the MTV show “Teen Mom 2″ gets into an altercation involving a handgun with her son in the car over a road rage incident, and 50 Cent brings out the bodybag for Floyd Mayweather with his latest addition to their online beef.



Jul 25, 2018
Hard Factor 7/24: Trump's Twitter Game is BACK, Sacha Baron Cohen Strikes Again, and Breastfeeders are Protesting in Minnesota

President Trump shoots an all caps tweet to Iran's President warning them to be cautious (and Iran tweets back), a wiretap on American hero/possible traitor Carter Page, Ph.D. sparks a debate about the Mueller probe, GA State Rep Jason Spencer is fooled by Sacha Baron Cohen into humiliating himself on national television, and angry mothers in Minnesota are protesting their right to openly breastfeed in public.



Jul 24, 2018
Hard Factor 7/23: Trader Joe's Standoff, Tekashi 6ix9ine Gets Robbed, and James Gunn Pedo Jokes

A wild police chase in California ends in a deadly stand-off at a Trader Joe's, unbearably annoying rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine got robbed for his jewelry, and a we have a roundtable discussion grading the pedophilia-related tweets that got James Gunn fired from Disney.



Jul 23, 2018
Hard Factor 7/19: Google Sued by EU, Record Breaking DUIs, and a Very Bad First Date

Kurt Warner's wife (or a very strong look alike who works for the EU) announced that the European Union is suing Google for $5 Billion, a man in Idaho gets 30 years for his 6th DUI, and a man in Tennessee steals his date's car to go on a date with another woman that same night.



Jul 19, 2018
Hard Factor 7/18: Would/Wouldn't-Gate, New Australian Snakes, Mandalay Bay Sues Shooting Victims, and Pick-up BBall Guy in the Soft Corner

Trump clarifies that he meant he wouldn't see why Russia wouldn't have meddled in the 2016 election, a new species of poisonous snake was discovered in the giant Fear Factor episode that is Australia, the Mandalay Bay is pre-suing the victims of the Las Vegas shooting massacre, and the guy who called the cops for a hard foul in a pick-up basketball game takes a trip to the soft corner.


Jul 18, 2018
Hard Factor 7/17: Helsinki Reactions, Papa John's PR Tour, Crocodile Massacre, and Elon's World

America erupts with emotional reactions after President Trump got big-timed by Putin in Helsinki, Papa John get's “officially” kicked out of the Papa John's offices, a village in Indonesia goes on a revenge killing spree at a crocodile sanctuary, and we take another trip to Elon's world where he's making calculated attacks on a hero from the Thailand cave rescue.



Jul 17, 2018
Hard Factor 7/16: Meetings in Helsinki, Protests at the World Cup Final, Pot Farmer Killed by Bulldozer, and a Jaguar on the Loose

Trump continues his European tour all the way to his meeting with Putin in Helsinki, France wins the World Cup Final that was spiced up by a protest from the band Pussy Riot, Pennsylvania state police accidentally killed a small time pot farmer with a bulldozer, and a bloodthirsty jaguar goes on an animal killing spree at the Audubon Zoo.


Jul 16, 2018
Hard Factor 7/12: NATO Summit, Police Lip Sync Battles, Elon's World, and an Own Goal

A giant argument about how to split the defense spending bill erupts at the NATO Summit, police across the USA are breaking out their choreography skills for #LipSyncBattle, Elon Musk is getting embarrassed left and right, and Wes scored an own goal on himself leaving the Orioles game early before a walk-off win over the Yankees.


Jul 12, 2018
Hard Factor 7/11: Trump's Big Dick Day, Spider Infestations, #Resist, and the Thai Kids are Safe

Cave Watch is finally over and the Thai kids are safely out of the cave, President Trump goes apeshit on his to-do list (tariffs, pardons, NATO, etc.), a woman in Tennessee lives in the 7th circle of hell with spiders all around her, and we rate some of the best #Resist tweets we can find.


Jul 11, 2018
Hard Factor 7/10: Cave Watch, SCOTUS Nomination, Reenactment Wakes, and UK in the Soft Corner

Taking another look at cave situation in Thailand and hoping for good news, Brett Kavanaugh is nominated as the next Supreme Court Justice, a wild wake in New Orleans is done Weekend at Bernie's style, and the entire UK (whichever countries are in there anyway) is tossed in the soft corner!


Jul 10, 2018
Hard Factor 7/9: Cave Watch, Trump Baby Balloon, Scott Pruitt and Flying Spiders

CAVE WATCH – Day 7: four boys are out but the rest may not be so easy, there's a Trump baby balloon of questionable size that will be floating in London and other cities as a protest, Scott Pruitt is an all time political heel, and spiders can fly using electricity.


Jul 08, 2018
Hard Factor 7/5: CAVE WATCH - Day 3, Killer Grandma, Jim Paterno, and #AmericaIsForLegends

CAVE WATCH - DAY 3, the soccer team is still in the cave, 92 year-olds are fighting back against the nursing home by forcing their way into prison, Congressman Jim Jordan is accused of being the next JoePa, and #AmericaIsForLegends - Caresse Crosby invented the brassiere.

Jul 05, 2018
Hard Factor 7/3: America Invented Yoga Pants, and the Rest of the World's Got Problems

The kids soccer team in Thailand has been located alive deep inside some flooded caverns, Mexico has a new President with an acronym name and a fresh agenda, the world's best criminal busted out of prison in a helicopter and then torched it like a boss, and we celebrate #AmericaIsForLegends with Joe Shivers – the inventor of SPANDEX.


Jul 03, 2018
Hard Factor 7/2: Welcome to America Week - Fake Tits and Freshly Mowed Lawns

Canadians are chugging Molson and maple syrup while setting new tariffs on the US on Canada Day, kids in Cleveland are making the most out of having the cops called on them for mowing the wrong lawn, a giant grow operation in GA was accidentally discovered by the cops, and we kick-off America week with our #AmericaIsForLegends campaign and the guys who created silicon breast implants.



Jul 02, 2018
Hard Factor 6/28: The Great Republican Heater, and some Foreign Stuff

A Supreme Court retirement announcement adds fuel to the fire of an all-time heater for Republicans, a guy in Germany probably killed over 20 of his co-workers with their own lunches, two Mormons in Canada who have over 160 kids combined got in trouble with the law, and we take a peek at some of the best #MAGA moments of the week.

Jun 28, 2018
Hard Factor 06/27: The Supreme Court Shuts Down Travel While Spirit Airlines Shuts Down Pleasantry and Maradona Shuts Down Potential Death Pool Winners Yet Again

A score of 5 to 4 makes for a killer soccer game, not so much for hopeful Somolians and the citizens of the six other travel-banned countries.  Everyone flying Spirit Airlines wishes they weren't, one woman finally had the guts to say what all of us sad bastards flying economy are thinking, also the World Cup is still happening and perennial fútbol bad boy Maradona has a cocaine death-wish.

Jun 27, 2018
Hard Factor 06/26: Keep Your Tariffs Off My America, a Racist and her Rabbi, and Heather Locklear Needs Our Help

On today's episode of Hard Factor we discuss the tariffs imposed on the glue that holds America together (motorcycles and bourbon), Roseanne Barr goes on her Rabbi's podcast to make absolutely no sense about why she made the racist tweet that ended her show, Heather Locklear has selflessly given us her hotness for years and she needs us now more than ever - do it for Heather, and more news from the legal weed front.

Jun 26, 2018
Hard Factor 6/25: Tired People are Invading the States, Saudi Arabia Allows Women To Drive, and can the Cops stop Water?

On today's episode of Hard Factor we discuss how even tired invaders can be considered dangerous, Saudi women can get behind the wheel for the first time in history, a woman who sells drugs to dogs called the cops on a child who was selling water to thirsty humans, and lastly, a person whose job it is to stand up for herself finds her way directly into the "Soft Corner" for not standing up for herself.

Jun 25, 2018
Hard Factor 6/21: PFT Commenter Joins Us, and Donald Trump Is Separating Congresspeople's Families From Their Picnics

In today's episode we examine the new executive order ending the separation of illegally immigrating children from their parents, Trump's decision to cancel the White House Congressional Picnic, a restaurant in China that sold monthly buffet subscriptions, and an Amazon update.

Jun 21, 2018
Hard Factor 6/20: Diaper Don Says, "Smoke a Spliff, Piss Your Pants, and Film a Porno"

There's a new book coming out about how hard Don Jr. partied in college, Canada votes to legalize weed, two firefighters in Akron get caught filming a porno, and Jeff Bezos is officially the richest man in the world.

Jun 20, 2018
Hard Factor 6/19: How To Gerrymander Outer Space

On today's Hard Factor we discuss Donald Trump's conscription of definitely the coolest sounding military branch: The Space Force. The World Health Organization officially recognizes being a nerd as a mental condition, and the Supreme Court swills their brandy vaguely in the direction of two Gerrymandering complaints. Plus the debut of Elonsworld


Jun 19, 2018
Hard Factor 6/18: How To Kill A Bobcat With Your Bare Hands And A Budding Immigration Controversy

Here's the debut episode of Hard Factor- your daily 15 minute news show examining current events through the eyes of the Hard Factor team and our pundits- random internet commenters. On today's show we have an immigration update, Mexico caused an earthquake, a bobcat attack that should have been prevented with our tax dollars, and Jimmy Kimmel goes into the soft corner

Jun 18, 2018
Welcome to Hard Factor

Episode One coming soon.

Jun 07, 2018