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Why did the Science Channel let Mike Hughes take off? | SPP #91

Amateur rocket builder and daredevil ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes suffered a fatal launch accident on the 22nd, during filming for the Science Channel’s (which has yet to comment on whether or not production will continue) show “Homemade Astronauts.” The purpose of the project was to launch Mike 5,000 feet (1.5 kilometres) towards the atmosphere via his homemade steam-powered rocket, funded by the Flat Earth society. On social media, there has been… Read More »Why did the Science Channel let Mike Hughes take off? | SPP #91

Yorkshire Tea: Why are people shouting at tea on Twitter? | SPP #90

So, what’s the tea? Top UK tea brand Yorkshire Tea was charged with treason by Twitter trolls and swamped with hate and calls for boycotting on social media after the Chancellor posed with a multi-pack of the popular brew. These people took the photo as product placement, and forced Yorkshire Tea to publicly defend themselves. Who knew tea could be so controversial? Twitter knew, clearly. Adam and Phil discuss the… Read More »Yorkshire Tea: Why are people shouting at tea on Twitter? | SPP #90

Do we blame the media too much? | SPP #88

Whenever a celebrity casualty occurs, fingers start pointing. In recent cases, this has been directed towards the media – namely tabloids and social media such as Twitter, which is itself a hotbed of controversial conversation. Everyone likes to weigh in on the topic of a public figure, especially when that individual has committed a wrongdoing of some kind, but when a fatality incurring incident follows the shaming, there seems to… Read More »Do we blame the media too much? | SPP #88