Views on the News

Views on the News by Amalfi Media

Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

All Episodes

Call it Scrooge or the Grinch, but he is alive and well and living in a homeowners association down in Tampa, Florida. We also have news on the Tortilla Turmoil that rocked San Diego high school sports, as well as an Australian who is stranded in Siberia because his Vaccine is not recognized as a permitted vaccine for travel. We also take a look at the Diabetes Disaster in South Africa, and how a small-town hospital in Japan has refused to pay any ransom after a cyberattack stole all their records. Exercise balls are replacing chairs in Tanabe, Japan, the Buy Nothing Project takes hold throughout the world, and we meet the man who has eaten in close to 8,000 Chinese restaurants in the past 40 years! And don’t forget tomorrow is My 2 Cents! __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Nov 30

45 min 58 sec

We start the week by taking a look at the world's largest live sex event, coming to us from Australia; that is followed by a person convicted of crimes against humanity having a bite to eat at a local restaurant while under house arrest. Travel to Morocco to find the world's oldest jewelry, and we cover Table Tennis Turmoil involving the Falkland Islands. We discover the apple game for your phone called Puyo Puyo which is sweeping Japan, and we look at all those new Mansions being built by the leader of North Korea. Will the Brits send the migrants who reach their shores via the English Channel over to the Falkland Islands? That is being discussed. A German Health Minister pronounces that due to the Coronavirus everyone in Germany will either be vaccinated, cured, or dead by Spring! And finally, we discover why some of the legendary hot springs of Japan are being transitioned into foot baths. Lots of news from around the world today friends, and come back tomorrow for even more Views on the News. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Nov 29

40 min 23 sec

A break from the ranting, raving, and loud voices of the past week, as I try to make sense out of NPR and their disappointment that a black woman did not become Mayor of Boston, instead of celebrating the victory of the first Asian-American female to win the election. I also talk a bit about race and how anyone who is not part of the white progressive left is a racist. I give my views on the failed murder trials, one that has caused angst, one that has gone unreported in the National media. And who exactly are all the demonstrators and protesters we see at any major event, from Free Britney to the Wisconsin trial, the COP26, and others. And finally a Thanksgiving message to so many unknown people who keep America running! Come back next Monday for the next episode of Views on the News. Happy Thanksgiving!!! __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Nov 24

40 min 2 sec

Today's episode begins with a look at the recent Covid protests that have rocked the EU, as well as some staggering and frightening new Covid numbers from that region. We look at the black market trafficking of baby Cheetahs and counter that story with what Australians are trying to do in order to determine what makes a laying hen happy (I kid you not!). Want to buy a house for about a dollar? We have the details here. Stores are using decoys to make you think their shelves are fully stocked, and learn of a top-secret port project by the Chinese in the UAE. Finally, we take a look at the future of glitter, as eco-glitter is developed where else but in Australia! Another fun show, and come back tomorrow for the weekly My Two Cents opinion episode – lots has gone on this week! __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Nov 23

48 min 20 sec

Today we examine why many of us are experiencing funky flavored french fries, as well as one of the newest trends in the black market. We look at a new IPO for a restaurant chain, as well as heading down to the Atacama Desert in Chile to take a look at their solar farm and to whom they are exporting all this energy. We look at the King Parrot and realize that backyard birdbaths and bird feeders may be the cause of their problems. There is a love triangle on the campus of UC Barkley, and how a European Food Forum has been accused of being too Pro-Italian (I did not see a problem with this!). Come back tomorrow as we look at more unreported or underreported stories from around the world. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Nov 22

43 min 37 sec

As many as 160,000 active-duty military members are having trouble feeding their families and dozens of US ambassadorial posts in critical capitals remain vacant. What happened to American greatness? More on this episode: Chile's desert is a dumping ground for fast fashion leftovers; Lukashenko threatens EU with gas cutoff as order tensions rise; EU's Belarus standoff races up the global agenda; & how green was the COP26 climate summit? __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Nov 17

50 min 48 sec

Drilling in Yellowstone could save America and power 20 million homes for a few thousand years; Singles' Day (China's anti-valentine's day) is here and it sells more goods than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined; Supply-chain problems and uncertainty around tax credits in congressional spending bill threaten to slow US wind power growth; Three Rwandan women aim to reduce poverty amongst local Rwandan woman farmers via local craft beer; India's $1.7 billion sugarcane industry is fueled by migrants who live in squalor, hazard, and debt; LA-are docks' logjam begins to clear up; Avocado glut leaves Australian farmers crushed as price hit guac bottom; & The world's third penis transplant is successfully done in South Africa with only one (minor) problem. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Nov 16

46 min 45 sec

Is Santa Claus coming to town? Maybe not. Blame the labor shortage; World's fairs made burgers and ice cream cones a hit - now Saudi chicken nuggets; A nation learns to love movie popcorn - without the movie; India's Yamuna River is covered in chemical foam yet residents are bathing in it to celebrate Chhath Puja; Lithium's rally isn't slowing as costs rise for electric vehicles, batteries; Consumers trade rib-eye for ground beef as grocery prices rise; Wine idea gets a taste test; & 'Penis worms' were first to invent hermit crab lifestyle, fossils found in China suggest. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Nov 15

47 min 38 sec

Reeling from surprise losses, Democrats sound the alarm for 2022; A truck driver just took down New Jersey's most powerful lawmaker; FBS schools spent over $533.6 million in dead money over 10+ years; Australia refuses to join global pledge led by US and EU to cut methane emissions; China, India, and other developing nations seek $1.3 trillion a year in climate finance; & Tariffs to tackle climate change gain momentum and the idea could reshape industries. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Nov 10

53 min 8 sec

Sweden plans on rapidly expanding offshore wind projects, but not everyone is a fan; At COP26, Rwandan minister hits back at Greta Thunberg; Vietnamese upset over video of Salt Bae gold-leaf steak to security minister; Kimberley mother-of-pearl could become synthetic bone in world-first medical collaboration; In Patagonia, the early bird gets the truffle; Chinese officials backpedal from notice asking families to stockpile necessities amid 'crazy panic buying'; & The flamingo is in the running to replace the mockingbird as Florida's state bird. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Nov 9

45 min 52 sec

Can vaccinated mothers pass COVID antibodies to their children via breast milk; Portugal heads for snap election in January; Danish PM Mette Frederiksen under pressure over mink cull; Ukraine recovers Crimean treasure; Why Syrians face deportation from Turkey over TikTok banana jokes; Can the Golden Globes make a comeback; & Doug the ugly New Zealand potato could be the world's biggest. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Nov 8

43 min 30 sec

Xi Jinping hasn't left China in 21 months and COVID may be only part of the reason; Cori Bush lacks critical thinking skills; 'Filthy' Glasgow welcomes the COP26 show; Net-zero by 2050? Don't plan on it; Boris Johnson apologizes after Israeli minister denied wheelchair access to COP26; Nord stream 2 will only make Europe's gas problem worse; EU blames Russia for 'political pressure' in Moldova gas squeeze; Why the COP26 climate summit won't save the planet; Biden says Russia, China 'didn't show up' on climate change commitments; Drilling into Yellowstone could save America; the climate summit to nowhere; & the next COVID wave in Europe. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Nov 3

48 min 47 sec

India took warning shots against China after military talks between the counties over a border dispute broke down this month; Taiwanese minister's covert trip to Brussels adds to EU-China tensions; Plan for UK coal mine rings hope to some, horror to others; Public heating in Timisoara, including for hospitals, shut down amid debt crisis; What is the great shipping container shortage and could it ruin your Christmas; Australian wines changing as industry adapts to warming climate; Fishing wars flare as Britain summons French ambassador; & Questions pop up about how many strawberries are in a pop-tart. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Nov 2

48 min 18 sec

G-20 back tax overhaul that makes rich countries big winners while poor countries gain little; climate change can't explain all wild weather; Chinese workers say they are exploited abroad; Luxembourg Prime Minister Bettel accused of massive plagiarism; Mucinuex owner Reckitt sees surge in demand as cold, flu return; coal countries balk at G-20 phaseout calls; G-20 leaders hold Rome summit amid big differences on climate change; Can't decide? It could be pandemic stress; Poland hit with record 1M Euro daily fine in EU rule-of-law dispute; straw left behind after harvest transformed into compostable, fire-resistant building; Thai police: woman cut rope holding painters 26 floors high. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.

Nov 1

48 min 52 sec

I thought a name change was appropriate as my show finds its identity. You'll get the same content you've known to love plus some brand new cover art. We hope you enjoy it! 

Nov 1

1 min 27 sec

How the media made a mountain out of a molehill in regards to Dave Chappelle; $300 million lawsuit filed over invalid fees; Turkey's move to expel ambassadors over activist's jailing risks widening rift with west; EU leaders signal alarm over Chinese magnesium crunch; Australia attacks China's policy of economic punishment at the WTO, accuses it of contravening rules; mining firm, eco-activists battle over unique Chile archipelago; & US companies bet shoppers will keep paying higher prices. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode!

Oct 27

48 min 29 sec

Elephants are rapidly evolving without tusks to escape ivory poachers; No one lives on Bouvet Island but there are a dozen Australian bank accounts linked to it; Critics question the climate crisis benefits of deep seabed mining; Canberra massage business threatened to have families killed if they complained about workplace breaches; LA map librarian charts a new path in life: retirement; Grand theft carpet? Famed hotel's rug stolen; & Buzzards are besieging this NC town. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode!

Oct 26

45 min 24 sec

EU fears losing geopolitical clout as vaccine donations lag; China considers law to punish parents of children who 'misbehave'; Horses were first domesticated in Russia according to a DNA study; After sourcing scandal, Belcampo Meat Co. abruptly closes stores; Sweden's new border headache: drug boats; & Magnet fishing, a pandemic craze, is now creating trash problems.  __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode!

Oct 25

44 min 21 sec

To strike a climate deal, poor nations say they need trillions from rich ones; flush with COVID-19 aid, schools steer funding to sports; 'nation's report card' is grim; explained: what bombshell Polish court ruling means for EU; court ruling puts Poland on a collision course with the EU's legal order; with a push from Poland, French politicians line up to bash EU; Polish opposition sounds Polexit alarm and alls for protests; & Polish ruling puts Ursula von der Leyen under pressure. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode!

Oct 20

53 min 25 sec

Chinese Foreign Ministry lashes out at Australia for acknowledging Taiwan; Mysterious radio signals detected near center of the Milky Way galaxy; Belgium's Jews lament ban on ritual slaughter; World record beckons for backyard gardener's tree bearing 10 different fruits; 'Angels of the Sea' keeping watch over Philippine waters; Argentina's vineyards can't bottle wines due to glass shortage; & Brown crabs find underwater power cables 'difficult to resist'. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode!

Oct 19

39 min 40 sec

'A breaking point': why film crews are willing to strike; the lost summer: central and eastern Europe pays price for slow coronavirus vaccination; 'we're ignorant': illiteracy haunts isolated Venezuelan village; Argentina's 120-year-old cattle auction is leaving Buenos Aires; slippery business: of fish, France, and Britain; & elk roaming Colorado with tire around neck for 2 years freed. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode!

Oct 18

42 min 2 sec

Net-zero emissions policy "demonizes" farmers and drives up food prices; crews are abandoning ships in record numbers without pay or food; and what it's like being a guinea pig for the EU's Green Deal. __ Pop-culture, leisure, & comedy at The Sara and Natty Show: https://utm.guru/udPR1  Bipartisan political analysis at From the Swamp to the Swamp: https://utm.guru/udPR2  The easiest recipes on YouTube at No Fear Cooking: https://utm.guru/udPR3  Trending movie & tv show reviews at Binge Bros: https://utm.guru/udPR5  Horse racing picks and analysis at The Win Place Show: https://utm.guru/udPR6  Hidden news stories at The Blaine DeSantis Show: https://utm.guru/udPR8  Amalfi Media Twitter: @Amalfi_Media

Oct 13

47 min 21 sec

Tesla turned a blind eye to racial taunts and offensive graffiti, must pay $137 million; U.S. retailers are chartering private cargo ships in an attempt to stock shelves; and getting a $3.4M COVID grant without ever applying. __ Pop-culture, leisure, & comedy at The Sara and Natty Show: https://utm.guru/udPR1  Bipartisan political analysis at From the Swamp to the Swamp: https://utm.guru/udPR2  The easiest recipes on YouTube at No Fear Cooking: https://utm.guru/udPR3  Trending movie & tv show reviews at Binge Bros: https://utm.guru/udPR5  Horse racing picks and analysis at The Win Place Show: https://utm.guru/udPR6  Hidden news stories at The Blaine DeSantis Show: https://utm.guru/udPR8  Amalfi Media Twitter: @Amalfi_Media

Oct 11

38 min 13 sec

Amalfi Media is excited to announce its latest podcast, "The Sara and Natty Show." The Amalfi Media siblings, Sara and Nathaniel, talk about everything ranging from the latest in current events, pop culture, lifestyle, and more. Episode one is OUT NOW so find it with the links below. Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3AdrdEE  Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3FkncC2  Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2KS7UNv  Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2YmibbB 

Oct 6

1 min 41 sec

I have a packed episode with my two cents for you today. On one hand, I rant on Nancy Pelosi and her love of spending exorbitant amounts of money. On the other hand, I rant on the predatory loan-shark practices of China and its influence on global politics.  My other two cents that I discuss on this episode are that Romania has the second-lowest vaccination rate in the EU, that China is running out of power, Gabby Petito, Britney Spears, post office delays, and more. Blaine's Twitter: @furpep _____ Support Us: https://amalfimedia.com/support More Shows: https://amalfimedia.com

Oct 6

47 min 4 sec

The Monte dei Paschi, Italy's oldest bank formed 550 years ago, just collapsed. The bank was bailed out in 2017 but failed leadership made matters worse and the bank is officially closing its doors. An institution predating Columbus discovering America is now closed and it's a travesty. Also in Italy, robots are replacing humans in the vineyards as worker shortages worsen. More news on today's episode: Europea has a massive methane leak problem, the Uruguayan micronation where fun is the goal, when wedgies kill, Native memorial to replace Junipero Serra statue, the racket of ranking wineries, two dozen endangered species are now extinct, criminal penalties for killing migratory birds, and the revival of the US farm belt. Blaine's Twitter: @furpep _____ Support Us: https://amalfimedia.com/support More Shows: https://amalfimedia.com

Oct 5

49 min 34 sec

In a single day, one million Venezuelan bolivars had the spending power of one bolivar. This isn't isolated to Venezuela as hyperinflation has been wrecking the world.  More news on today's episode: national parks are now taking reservations, OPEC says we need to invest in oil, water bottle sales topped $218 billion, the UK is running out of truck drivers, drones deliver COVID relief in Africa, and Roma has a wild boar invasion problem. Blaine's Twitter: @furpep _____ Support Us: https://amalfimedia.com/support More Shows: https://amalfimedia.com

Oct 4

41 min 40 sec

No one is safe on the Blaine DeSantis Show as we take shots at the EU this week. Angela Merkel is leaving office in Germany. Her 16-year reign comes to an end and it's time to reflect on her abysmal handling of EU policy and politics. Anglea Merkel has truly left the EU worse than she found it. I also go into environmentalists who can't get a grip on reality, how the EU is a Russian pawn, and a lot more. Blaine's Twitter: @furpep _____ Support Us: https://amalfimedia.com/support More Shows: https://amalfimedia.com

Sep 29

42 min 55 sec

The headline story today is how COVID immune therapy might actually come from none other than Llamas! Here's how it works: a llama is given the vaccine, it produces nanobodies, researchers take a drop of blood, treatment is produced using the most potent nanobodies from the blood and then administered as a nasal spray. Also on this episode: anything under 75 years of age is now "pre old" in Japan, a swarm of bees slaughtered penguins, Lithuania urges people to throw away Chinese phones, Taiwan threatens China over fruit imports, birds thrive during lockdown, and more. Blaine's Twitter: @furpep _____ Support Us: https://amalfimedia.com/support More Shows: https://amalfimedia.com

Sep 28

35 min 44 sec

Today's views on the news: -Early Christmas Shopping -Shipping Delays -African Water Pollution -Returnable Fast-Food Cups -Dealing with Shrinking Population -Ancient Tablets -Leader Seeks Federal Recognition for Tribe -Chinese Fishing Fleet -Bacteria Determines what Tastes You Like Blaine's Twitter: @furpep _____ Support Us: https://amalfimedia.com/support More Shows: https://amalfimedia.com

Sep 27

42 min 35 sec

On September 11, 1921, police arrested silent-film star Fatty Arbuckle for manslaughter. Here's the catch: Fatty Arbuckle was an innocent man. Learn what played out over three different trials, how Arbuckle's career cratered because of a power-hungry DA, the evidence that clearly pointed to his innocence, and more on today's special episode. Follow Blaine on Twitter: @furpep _____ Support Us: https://amalfimedia.com/support  More Shows: https://amalfimedia.com

Sep 24

47 min 9 sec

Ah yes, China. By how often the word "China" exits my mouth, you would think I'm from there. No, no. China made it back in the news for...being China. We all heard about the fact that Chinese capitalism is basically over, but let's take a look at even more issues the world is facing all because of China. Let's also take a look at clean energy's not so clean problem, the Australia/France situation, napkins, and more. Follow Blaine on Twitter: @furpep _____ Support Us: https://amalfimedia.com/support  More Shows: https://amalfimedia.com

Sep 22

42 min 39 sec

Amalfi Media is proud to announce its latest podcast, "The Win Place Show." Horse lovers, be it novice or expert, rejoice because this is the show for you. Join Matthew as he handicaps races, interviews prominent figures in the horse racing world, and fuels your betting odds. Take a listen to learn more about "The Win Place Show," available now wherever you find podcasts. Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3hTPtp0  Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3knr4K2  Sticher: https://bit.ly/3CxBhK0  Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3Cxsqbq 

Sep 21

2 min 3 sec

Today's views on the news: -Norway's Labor Party on track for election win -In some countries, people travel 12 hours by mule to vote -2021 National Toy Hall of Fame Finalists -Energy prices in Europe hit a record after the wind stops blowing -Most nations will fall short of climate goals -China subsidies are targeted by the US -The Parana river dropped to its lowest level since the 1940s -Scientists potty train cows Blaine's Twitter: @furpep _____ Support Us: https://amalfimedia.com/support More Shows: https://amalfimedia.com

Sep 20

43 min 19 sec

I'm tired. I'm tired of selfish individuals putting THEIR personal beliefs above the well-being of others. We used to act as a society. Societies help each other. Societies have each other's backs. Whatever we are right now is not a society. Listen to this episode for my full rant on COVIDiots (those too selfish to help other's in a time when hundreds of thousands of our citizens are dying), the fact that white men are actually having it worse in college than any other group, the absolute stupidity of our visa system, and the fact that Californians are still waiting for clean water. Follow Blaine on Twitter: @furpep _____ Support Us: https://amalfimedia.com/support More Shows: https://amalfimedia.com

Sep 15

35 min 59 sec

Today's views on the news: -Smart buildings are major hacking targets. -Italy attempts to speed up its courts. -Abductions in Nigeria leads to school closings. -Giant rodents start a territorial war in Buenos Aires. -Russia & Belarus deepen ties. -Norwegian elections are going to disappoint climate activists. -Tuna are coming back after almost being hunted to extinction. The opposite is happening with sharks. Blaine's Twitter: @furpep _____ Support Us: https://amalfimedia.com/support More Shows: https://amalfimedia.com

Sep 14

34 min 45 sec

Today's views on the news: -Tourists are stressing out whales -New Zealand specific fungi are antibiotic superheroes -A coup in Guinea you never heard about -Climate vulnerable countries are upset at activists -Maritime disputes between Argentina and Chile -Rutgers bans an unvaccinated student from virtual classes Blaine's Twitter: @furpep _____ Support Us: https://amalfimedia.com/support More Shows: https://amalfimedia.com

Sep 13

30 min 38 sec

We have #1 presidents and we have #2 presidents. Sorry to break it to you, but Joe Biden is a #2 president. Trump was also a #2 president. This is the problem with our current political system - we have a lack of #1 people running things and Joe Biden exemplifies this right now. More of my two cents on this episode: China & the environment, MLB & social justice/pretentious fans, we are killing our youth, and the Supreme Court. Also, apologies for today's audio. Our microphone ran into some issues. It will be fixed by the next episode. _____ Buys us a Coffee BDS Blogs: https://amalfimedia.com/the-blaine-desantis-show Amalfi Insta: @AmalfiMedia Amalfi Twitter: @Amalfi_Media Amalfi TikTok: @AmalfiMedia Email Blaine: snapshots@amalfimedia.com.

Sep 8

39 min 7 sec

Today's views on the news: -Toilet paper demand skyrockets... again -Former miners turn into lavender farmers -The EU claims to have vaccinated 70% of their population -Credit causes homeownership troubles -Tesla faces turmoil in Germany -China limits videogames for their youth -No tourists in Bali means monkeys are raiding homes for food _____ Buys us a Coffee BDS Blogs: https://amalfimedia.com/the-blaine-desantis-show Amalfi Insta: @AmalfiMedia Amalfi Twitter: @Amalfi_Media Amalfi TikTok: @AmalfiMedia Email Blaine: snapshots@amalfimedia.com.

Sep 7

35 min 32 sec

Welcome to the first episode of The Blaine DeSantis Show! Our rebranding is officially here. If this is your first time here, welcome. This show was previously called "Snapshots," but I felt that a name change was appropriate as my podcast encapsulates more topics than history. Today we take a look at my Views on The News. -1 hot dog takes away 36 minutes of your life -Austalia subsidizes coal and gas-fired power plants -Nantucket hypocrites strike again, this time saying no to wind turbines -Stingless bees make unique honey with unique properties -We discovered the northern-most island in the world -The Romanian government is on the brink of collapse -India is being invaded by the soy sauce company Kikkoman _____ Buys us a Coffee BDS Blogs: https://amalfimedia.com/the-blaine-desantis-show Amalfi Insta: @AmalfiMedia Amalfi Twitter: @Amalfi_Media Amalfi TikTok: @AmalfiMedia Email Blaine: snapshots@amalfimedia.com.

Sep 6

38 min 8 sec

We have a massive change coming to Snapshots beginning on Monday, September 6. Take a listen to hear all about new things to come. We can't wait to start this next chapter for the show and we thank all of you for your support and growth. 

Aug 31

2 min 34 sec

Our headline story for the day is all about angry bees. It turns out that the venom from angry bees is "more desirable" for medical properties than the venom from "docile bees." More views on the news include: A currency war is raging in the Balkans over Nikola Tesla, more supply issues hit McDonald's, grocery stores are having a hard time stocking shelves, how clean needles rely on the blue blood of horseshoe crabs, cacti are the most illegally trafficked houseplant, climate change pushes winemakers north, and a treasure chest of Al Capone's belongings are going to auction. _____ Buys us a Coffee Snapshots Blogs: https://amalfimedia.com/snapshots Amalfi Insta: @AmalfiMedia Amalfi Twitter: @Amalfi_Media Amalfi TikTok: @AmalfiMedia Email Blaine: snapshots@amalfimedia.com.

Aug 30

36 min 6 sec

Our headline story for the day is the GM and Ford are battling each other in the courts. Why is that? It all has to do with the name the companies are giving their self-driving car systems. More views on the news include: Aldi is hiring 20,000 US workers, air taxis are coming, the mulberry tree is making a comeback, the simple phone, troops deployed on the border with Belarus, and how a coin shortage is causing stress on the laundry system. _____ Buys us a Coffee More: https://amalfimedia.com Amalfi Insta: @AmalfiMedia Amalfi Twitter: @Amalfi_Media Amalfi TikTok: @AmalfiMedia Email Blaine: snapshots@amalfimedia.com.

Aug 23

30 min 39 sec

Our headline story is the big 500 person, celebrity-filled birthday party for former US President Obama at Martha's Vineyard. This tone-deaf party is a massive display of the fact that the political elites think they can do whatever they want while telling us we should do better with COVID. Other stories we look at include the fact that spacesuit delays will push back our next moon landing, supply chain shortages hit our school cafeterias, your cat is killing your plants, Levi's back away from cotton, the EU is increasing spending on private jets for elites, Kenyan camels could cause the next COVID pandemic, and not as many people can connect themselves to the Mayflower as we previously thought.  _____ Buys us a Coffee More: https://amalfimedia.com Amalfi Insta: @AmalfiMedia Amalfi Twitter: @Amalfi_Media Amalfi TikTok: @AmalfiMedia Email Blaine: snapshots@amalfimedia.com.

Aug 16

32 min 5 sec

Doctors around the world are quitting at a rapid rate. Let's take a look at two examples (Myanmar & Nigeria) to understand why this is happening. Also in the news: alcoholic mountain dew, the German Green Party wants to align with the US, the battle over cod in Norway, and remembering the time Meriwether Lewis was shot in the butt. _____ More: https://amalfimedia.com Comment: https://amalfimedia.com/snapshots/why-are-doctors-around-the-world-quitting Amalfi Insta: @AmalfiMedia Amalfi Twitter: @Amalfi_Media Amalfi TikTok: @AmalfiMedia Email Blaine: snapshots@amalfimedia.com.

Aug 13

22 min 1 sec

Today we take a closer look at one of my favorite eras of music, bubble gum music! It might seem silly but bubblegum music is directly responsible for modern electronic music. Don’t worry, I explain how the two tie together in this episode. Let’s take a closer look at four bands that shaped bubble gum music. _____ More: https://amalfimedia.com Comment: https://amalfimedia.com/snapshots/the-surprising-origins-of-electronic-music Amalfi Insta: @AmalfiMedia Amalfi Twitter: @Amalfi_Media Amalfi TikTok: @AmalfiMedia Email Blaine: snapshots@amalfimedia.com.

Aug 11

27 min 46 sec

A look at how the solar panel industry is actually one of the largest polluters, McDonald's is running out of paper bags, we are searching for a missing bottle of whiskey from the Trump era, Polish doctors get a four Euro raise, and more. _____ More: https://amalfimedia.com Comment: https://amalfimedia.com/snapshots/solar-pollution/ Amalfi Insta: @AmalfiMedia Amalfi Twitter: @Amalfi_Media Amalfi TikTok: @AmalfiMedia Email Blaine: snapshots@amalfimedia.com.

Aug 9

31 min 9 sec

A new study shows that coffee might actually give you dementia, but that's ok because coffee futures are soaring due to frost hitting Brazil. Over in Sweden, a forest war is raging between the conservationists and the loggers and you'll be surprised to learn that logging trees might actually help the environment compared to the alternatives. Detroit is importing 300,000 bees in their new initiative to add 12 million bees to the city. Whoops, looks like they got the wrong bees and now they are killing the native bees, spreading disease, and attacking humans. US Senator Tina has introduced a bill that will waste $15 million dollars on something that we already know is unconstitutional and - oh - happened in the 1800s. Wells Fargo, in an attempt to recover from their fake accounts scandal, is completely erasing their history and it's a disaster. San Fransisco has decided that the best use of taxpayer dollars is on $20,000 Gucci trash cans. And, dino nugget mania is sweeping across the world. Take a listen to hear my views on the news. _____ More: https://amalfimedia.com Comment: https://amalfimedia.com/snapshots/your-coffee-might-give-you-dementia Amalfi Insta: @AmalfiMedia Amalfi Twitter: @Amalfi_Media Amalfi TikTok: @AmalfiMedia Email Blaine: snapshots@amalfimedia.com.

Aug 2

30 min 28 sec

Today we take a look at a murder still shrouded with mystery over 75 years later. Greedy land developers, the Mafia, the Nazis, Voodoo, and British Royalty all come together in the murder of the millionaire Sir Harry Oakes. What happened? Who did it? Listen to learn all about it. _____ More: https://amalfimedia.com Watch: https://youtu.be/xQ35juUme4c Comment: https://amalfimedia.com/snapshots/the-millionaire-murder-mystery  Email Blaine: snapshots@amalfimedia.com.

Jul 28

37 min 7 sec

300,000 words that land in you in jail in North Korea (and some things that can even get you the death penalty), virtual racehorses sell for $45,000, New Jersey's "no whip" rule, Olympic antics, and China does what is good for China. Here are my views on the news. _____ More: https://amalfimedia.com Comment: https://amalfimedia.com/snapshots/north-korea-jail Email Blaine: snapshots@amalfimedia.com.

Jul 26

19 min 35 sec