Tag Archives: World News Center

Over-the-Counter Exoskeletons

Bill McCormick gave us a ring on a special day and time from the World News Center with an update on an item we discussed nearly a year ago involving breakthroughs made in treating paralysis. Other topics: military waterbeds, a caveman patents fire, and erratic editing.  Plus: we tease an upcoming super fan amazing announcement.

The Sound of Shrinkage

In his latest visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick led a discussion on scientific truths and myths about shrinking things (I’m realizing just now we should have tackled Shrinky Dinks.  Plus: Bill’s onesie factory, Sid and Marty Krofft, defending Ant-Man, 100 pound golf balls and 3-D printing giant brains.

The World News Center Python Hunt ’19

Bill McCormick called in for his regularly scheduled segment for an update on the Great Florida Python Hunt of 2013, where six years later all predicted nightmare scenarios have pretty much come true.  We discussed sinister spring-loaded snakes, knitting parachutes for rats in Guam, and the importance of carefully following a picture book of instructions.

World News Center: The Un-Show

Bill McCormick from the World News Center called in for his weekly segment where we proceeded to talk about unnecessary Disney remakes, unnamed future Marvel movies, unneeded humble bragging, and unrealistic chances of portraying Namor. Plus: unbelievable amounts of overlapping dialogue and unnerving uncomfortable pauses.

Basic Quantum Mechanics for Beginners

Bill McCormick from the World News Center dialed in to respond to some listener emails before leading a (spoiler-free) discussion on the accuracy of the time travel elements in “Avengers: Endgame.”

World News Center: Let’s Take Some Calls

After Bill (perhaps jokingly) mentioned on Facebook that he’d be up for taking calls from listeners, our devoted Big Wakeup Call fanbase sprang into action, spurring lively and productive discussions about Rotten Tomatoes, Twitter, and vodka.

World News Center: Bitcoins & Beans

In this week’s segment from the World News Center, Bill McCormick begins with a cautionary tale of doing one’s due diligence, and then we proceeded with a discussion about the capital gains implications of cyber currency, dealing with the organic food police, and an unusual rock and roll collaboration.

Plus: introducing a new podcast and discovering Bill’s true essence as a big ball of floating sunshine.

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World News Center: No, Captain Marvel is not Wonder Woman

Bill McCormick called in live from the World News Center to report the stunning news that no, Captain Marvel is not Wonder Woman.  We also discussed why Game of Thrones has failed to develop weaponry beyond the pointy stick standard.  Plus: Bill is not, nor has he ever been, a teenage girl.

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Robots, Zombies, and Robot Zombies

Bill McCormick from the World News Center called in to totally run what had been a very pleasant Friday with stories about slow motion Ebola, homicidal deer, self-sustaining robots feeding on flesh, and satellite-eating robots building a death star.

The Big Wakeup Call’s 2018 End-of-the-year Show!

Screen Shot 2018-12-21 at 2.05.52 PMIt’s The Big Wakeup Call’s 2018 End-of-the-Year Show, celebrating yet another year of how we inexplicably continue to be allowed to do this show.  Ryan invited many of his favorite guests to call in, and those who actually returned his call were Scott Aukerman, Ben Gleib, Dylan Brody, Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan, and Bill McCormick!

This episode is brought to you by Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride.  Diphenhydramine, just as potent as ammonium sulfonate, only with a little more salicylic acid.

If you’d like to skip ahead to the interviews, you could try:

Scott Aukerman 5:22

Ben Gleib  12:55

Dylan Brody  19:10

Heather & Jessica 27:00

Bill McCormick 35:00