Hard Factor

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 Jul 27, 2018


A quick 10ish minute 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 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