Kwame Kilpatrick has a big new house, Ethan Crumbley’s mom goes on trial, sex parties near the Manoogian Mansion and Shawn chills at home while ML bores Marc with the origin story of New Hampshire’s First-in-the-Nation presidential primary.

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Shawn zooms in from “where the magic happens,” which for some people means the bedroom, but in his case means the place where he wrote his column about the Detroit Lions’ Frank Ragnow. Read it here.

Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley is making lots of news just as his mother goes on trial. He wants a new sentence and his lawyers don’t want him to testify in his parents’ trials. ML and Marc discuss how the cases might go and why they are so monumental. Here is the latest from the first day of this unprecedented case.

It’s Presidential primary day in New Hampshire, where Donald Trump and Nikki Haley square off on the Republican side and Joe Biden stays off the Democratic ballot. ML covered Pat Buchanan’s 1996 New Hampshire Presidential Primary campaign, prompting Marc to ask how New Hampshire got to be so important. A history lesson ensues.

The Oscar nominations just dropped, prompting Shawn to ask whether Greta Gerwig should be mad she wasn’t nominated as “Best Director” for “Barbie.” Marc says his house is full of Barbies while Shawn is full of questions about how “Oppenheimer” ran for three hours without touching on Oppenheimer’s toxic legacy.

Marc liked “Killers of the Flower Moon” – even though it was long. ML provides a spontaneous review of the book that the movie is based on, providing a harsh critique of the author’s final chapter.

ML explains how Oppenheimer killed John Wayne. Really!

Shawn and ML debate binge-watching with Marc, who is surprised to learn ML is one of those geeks who listens to podcasts and watches YouTube videos about his favorite show.

Kwame Kilpatrick has a huge new house in Novi, purchased by his wife’s company. ML’s investigation leads him to the company’s location in Warren. Patreon subscribers who donate just $5 a month to the show can watch what happens when ML knocks on the door.

ML’s annual Clark Park charity hockey game took place last Saturday. Joanna Tuttle was the emcee and ML scored his first goal in years. You can still make a donation to support the kids of Southwest Detroit using this link.

GEEK OF THE WEEK: A woman who tried to avoid a drunken driving arrest by claiming that she is “sovereign citizen” is this week’s Geek.

ROOM 7609: Listener Mike selects Joy Division’s live version of “New Dawn Fades” to honor his late father … and because it’s a sweet tune!

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