Low Key


Episode 8: Do Tweets Have a Statute of Limitations?

Former Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader are the latest people to have old tweets come back to haunt them. The repercussions were vastly different for both guys but it raises an important question: what should the consequences be for offensive tweets, and how old should the tweet (or the individual) be for us to let it go?

Tim Molloy, Keith Dennie, and Aaron Lanton discuss if things are going too far and how societal evolution changes our collective judgement! Plus, Tim and Aaron read off their first ten tweets! Regrettably, Keith won't face this embarrassment because he never had a Twitter account.

Show notes

Disney Drops James Gunn From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Franchise After Offensive Tweets

Josh Hader Has An Awful, Racist, Homophobic Twitter History

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Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado

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In this episode we explore Netflix's Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado, about a Puerto Rican TV astrologer who rose from humble beginnings to become a sequin-caped inspiration to millions.With his distinctive look, aura of mystery — especially about his sexuality — and ability to blend many religious beliefs into a medley of optimism, Walter Mercado gave hope to the hopeless — until an ugly legal dispute yanked him from the air and cost him control of his own carefully cultivated image.:45: Our late-night infomercial memories3:00: Is the Michael Jordan-approved The Last Dance real journalism? Is Walter Mercado getting the Michael Jordan treatment?5:45: "Celebrities nowadays are derivatives of celebrities back in the day."5:50: How Walter Mercado was like Michael Jackson and Prince7:05: About that psychic phone line...7:50: How is Walter Mercado different from a televangelist?8:50: "You just can't swindle a swindler"10:00: Let's talk about Walter Mercado and his manager's relationship11:45: Zodiac signs12:40: "What's the difference between a Walter Mercado and a Tony Robbins?"15:00: Tim has the same religious beliefs as Walter Mercado: "No one has a monopoly on God"18:00: "He had a much better life than most people have"24:00: A Billy Dee Williams story (and here's the background on the gender-fluid story)27:00: Another excellent famous-person story30:55: "The only person I ever saw solve racism was Prince"31:50: "Netflix, again, coming through on the diversity point before it was fucking cool. ... They've been on this train."33:15: Netflix's $120 million donation to HCBUs36:00: "I have an appreciation for any man that dresses up like a wizard"Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado is now streaming on Netflix.