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Coach Goes Beast Mode on Soccer Dad
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Coach Goes Beast Mode on Soccer Dad

In this episode, we start off by discussing our love for reading and the Kindle challenge we're participating in. We talk about how reading has become a big part of our lives again and how it helps us unwind from the craziness of the week. We also mention the impact of the Canadian wildfires on air quality and the conspiracy theories surrounding the national emergency test on our phones. 

The conversation then takes a turn into the idea of living in a simulation and how it could be used to manipulate people's minds. We discuss the role of mainstream media and social media in shaping the narrative and how the idea of a simulation makes it even easier to control information. We briefly touch on the current situation in Israel and the Gaza Strip and the difference between the sanitized news coverage and the raw footage shared on platforms like Reddit. 

Switching gears, we dive into the most popular Halloween costumes for kids this year. For girls, we discuss options like Miraculous Ladybug, Barbie, Bluey, Paw Patrol's Sky, and Spider-Gwen. As for boys, Spider-Man, Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, Five Nights at Freddy's, and Sonic the Hedgehog are among the favorites. Surprisingly, Transformers also made the list. We also mention some popular men's costumes, including classic horror characters and the inflatable T-Rex. We even talk about the adult Bowser costume, which catches our interest. 

Moving on, we share our thoughts on watching the new live-action version of The Little Mermaid. We address the controversy surrounding the movie and express our opinion that it stayed true to the original content. We praise the actress who played Ariel and the beautifully done songs. We acknowledge some minor changes and discuss the appearance of Flounder and the transformation of Scuttle's character. Overall, we consider it Disney's best live-action adaptation so far. 

We then turn our attention to the Beckham Netflix documentary, which we found fascinating even though we're not big soccer fans. We discuss the passion and obsession that can surround celebrities and sports players, as showcased in the documentary. We talk about the ups and downs of Beckham's career, his branding efforts, and his plans for after soccer. We mention that we're trying to incorporate soccer into our household as our child plays in a non-competitive league. Sharing a personal experience, we recount a soccer game we recently attended and the drama that unfolded with an older team causing trouble. 

We discuss the incident of a big kid pushing one of our players and the reaction from our coach and the kid's father. We reflect on how we would have reacted differently if our own child were involved, and how both sides eventually shook hands and the game continued. To lighten the mood, we share some funny stories we found on Reddit, including a boat captain who had the entire boat move 15 degrees just to avoid the sun on his face while enjoying his bagel. We also mention a boyfriend who pretended not to know what a potato was, leading to his removal from his girlfriend's parents' house. We laugh about the absurdity of kicking someone out for not knowing what a potato is. 

Lastly, we wrap up with a personal "today I fucked up" moment when we had to explain puberty to our daughter and how she didn't want to be a girl anymore. We also joke about our laziness in ordering DoorDash frequently, especially during the early days of parenthood and the COVID pandemic. We express our gratitude to our listeners for tuning in to the podcast.
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Timestamps:
(00:00:57) Discussion about reading on Kindle and Kindle challenges
(00:03:58) Conversation about the national emergency test and wildfires
(00:12:00) Popular Halloween costumes for girls
(00:14:07) Popular Halloween costumes for boys
(00:17:18) Discussion about the new Little Mermaid live-action movie
(00:22:26) Review of the David Beckham documentary
00:30:28) Scuffle between two players during a soccer game
(00:31:15) Coach's reaction to the scuffle(00:33:50) Funny incidents during pee wee sports games
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Unfiltered Union is like eavesdropping on your coolest neighbors! Russ and Lindz, from Tampa, Florida, are the opinionated (but always entertaining) couple next door, bringing you lively discussions about today's hottest topics. Get ready to learn a little more, laugh a lot, and maybe even form your own opinion!