Dan Haseltine

This week we talk to Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay, The Hawk In Paris) about his role with Blood:Water Mission, and the campaign they're embarking on this season called Deck The Stalls. And while that is 100% serious stuff, the crew takes things in the complete opposite direction by playing a Price-Is-Right-style Black Friday game, recapping the finale of the Twilight movie series, and discussing male nail polish. This episode is the turducken of podcasts!

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Deck the Stalls

This Christmas, help us "Deck the Stalls" to provide latrines for 2,600 people in northern Rwanda. Because everyone deserves a place to go. http://www.bloodwatermission.com/christmas/

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Notable Jokes & Runs

5:49 - The pick of the week: Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire". Cameron talks about how horrible he thinks the song is. Calvin and Jesse give suggestions on other lyrics that rhyme with "fire".

14:20 - Calvin gives several turkey-related puns. Jesse provides one as well.

23:12 - Calvin plans out his competition men's nail polish company, Nail Enhancement.

24:28 - Maya states that guys don't wash their hands, prompting a defense of the Relevant men's restroom.

29:19 - Cameron questions Maya about the new Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn, particularly about the shirtless scenes and the creepy relationship between Jacob and Bella's daughter.

45:29 - Jesse's new game, All I Want for Christmas.

Notable Guest Moments

34:29 - Introduction to Dan Haseltine.

Other Notable Moments

2:50 - Cameron explains why this podcast will be so weird.

4:56 - Cameron talks about hearing Young Oceans at the airport.

12:05 - Jesse's slice about a Connecticut man catching on video two turkeys attacking his car. Cameron talks about being attacked by ducks as a child.

15:00 - Jesse's other slice about Rocky: The Musical, being produced in Germany. Jesse theorizes that the Rocky films are really documentaries of Stallone's early life.

18:15 - Maya's slice about a company that offers nail polish for men.

26:19 - Calvin's slice on various scenarios on how the world might end in December 2012. A list of five signs the world may be ending next month.

62:50 - Feedback to Question of the Week: "What do you want for Christmas this year?"

68:45 Outro: "Me and the dudes doin' the nails, drying our hands on each other's jeans. Just get out." - Jesse

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Question of the Week

What are your top 5 signs that the end of the world is nigh?

Calvin, regularly known for his Top (whatever number) lists, really dropped the ball this week with his five bullet points that the end of the world is nigh. As you know, the world is predicted to end next month on December 21. So this week we want you to help Calvin out and provide your own top 5 signs that humanity will only survive for another few weeks.


Jon Roman


Jon Roman commented…

I was listening to the podcast and it got me thinking, the signs of the
Apocalypse are so easy to see and you've already covered most of them. So
here's my list of top 5 signs that humanity will only survive for another few

The marriage of Avril Lavigne and the lead singer of Nickelback.

are all aware that Canada has produced some of the worst pop artists of all
time, imagine what the child of this couple could do to music. Nature will
surely intervene.

The Return of Arrested Development

all know that fans of any cult classic never get their shows back no matter how
hard they try. Now that the whole cast and crew has agreed to return nature
will be forced to intervene.

Justin Bieber Dominating the AMA's

that American music has passed its prime. Surely the end is near.

Nick Cage bringing back the left behind series.

greater sign is there that we are entering the end of days than Nick Cage
making a movie about the end of days.

1 The Creation of a 26lb Gummy Cobra


Round! Lil Wayne Going into Retirement!

will our culture survive without him?


Anonymous commented…

5. Relevant App for Android.
4. The question, "Who shot J.R.," is once again relevant.
3. Calvin's lists are getting on par with Whitney.
2. Awdabull.com is actually in line to sponser the podcast on the off weeks that Audible.com sponsers the Catalyst pod cast.
1. The Relevant Podcast is bringing in more money than the U.S. economy.


Erik H commented…

OK, the question may have been to list the top 5 signs the apocalypse is upon us, but I hate following directions, so here are my top 5 reasons the world WON'T end on 12/21 (despite it being an oddly ominous palindrome):

5. Google hasn't taken over the world just yet.
4. Those mall kiosks are already selling 2013 calendars. I don't know how
much to trust a Mayan I've never met, but 1,000 mall kiosks CAN'T be
3. Michael J. Fox has already visited 2015 (in the 1983 documentary Back to the Future).
2. Kirk Cameron has yet to issue our 7-year warning.
1. Just in case, the CIA has assembled John Tesh, Chuck Norris, JCVD, Rambo (not Sly-- Rambo), and Jungle Bird into a top-secret Planetary Defense Team to save the planet and its forests just in case they face imminent harm.


Anonymous commented…

Their powers combined... I am CAPTAIN PLANET!

Rachel Wang


Rachel Wang commented…

Totally not related to the question of the week, but I love this and the "visually-inclined" student's response:http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lo...

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