Solo Prep October 14, 2021

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, what Captain Kirk said about his trip to the edge of space  

William Shatner called his ride in Blue Origin’s rocket ‘the most profound experience’ of his life. At 90, the actor who portrayed Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek is now officially the oldest person to ever go to space. Once he was back on Earth a visibly overcome Shatner told Jeff Bezos, ‘I hope I never recover from this. I hope I can maintain what I feel now.’ And Bezos replied, thanks for not dying, that would’ve been awkward. (Additional Out) Adding thank you so much for sending me up in your dildo rocket.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, these two iconic bands are feuding  

Beatles legend Paul McCartney took a shot at the Rolling Stones calling them a ‘blues cover band’. McCartney, who is currently promoting a new book, made the comment in an interview with The New Yorker. Here’s the quote, ‘I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are. I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs.’ But since he said it with a British accent it didn’t sound as rude. (Additional Out) Sounds like someone’s a little bitter that the Stones are still touring while their band broke up 51 years ago.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, new Instagram live features  

Instagram users are now able to schedule an Instagram Live up to 90 days in advance. The new Instagram features also include a ‘practice mode’ that allows creators to join their guests ahead of an event to test the connection, lighting or any other prep. The launch comes as their rival TikTok has been working on making live content a larger part of their app experience. Also known as that social platform you used to make fun of but now spend hours a day on. (Additional out) Count me in provided I can still use all the features that make me look drastically different than how I look in real life.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, new study for people who got J&J  

People who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may be better off getting a Moderna or Pfizer booster according to a new study. The NIH study on ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines included 450 adults divided into groups receiving an extra shot of their original vaccine or a booster from a different company. All the combinations boosted antibody levels higher, but Pfizer’s and Moderna’s appeared to work the best. I like my vaccines like I like my casseroles, just throw a little bit of everything in there. (Additional out) I’ll take a double shot of Pfizer, with a Moderna chaser and hold the J&J.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: A new trend on Twitter this week has users tweeting a red flag emoji to highlight opinions and behaviors they find to be red flags. The platform says it’s seen a 455% increase over the last few weeks of the use of the emoji in US tweets. Mainly its people cautioning others about worrisome behavior in a new relationship or from a prospective date. What about you, what’s the biggest red flag you’ve ever encountered in a new relationship or from a prospective date?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, who's fries top this list? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] Wendy’s launched their reinvented ‘hot & cripsy’ fries that come with a cold and soggy guarantee. In a statement they said “if your fries aren’t hot and crispy when you receive them, we’ll replace them, no questions asked.” Wendy’s spent four years on the revamp, experimenting with 20 different shapes before landing on the new formula. But if you’re counting calories Wendy’s fries are still a bit higher than their competitors. According to Cheat Day Design dot com, based on a medium order which fast food chain’s fries have the least calories?  

A: Popeyes  

B: Dairy Queen  

C: Sonic  

Answer: A, at just 270, Popeyes’ fries have the least amount of calories followed closely by DQ and Sonic. Conversely Five Guys have the highest calorie count. Hence why they taste phenomenal.  

[DIY Feature] Throwback Thursday Name That Year: I’ll describe the events of a year and the first person to call in and correctly identify it wins ___________. If no one gets it I’ll move on to more clues.  

1st break clues: The Tiananmen Square Massacre happened in China, Toyota launches its luxury brand Lexus, and this movie hit theaters (Honey I Shrunk the Kids Clip)  

2nd break clues: George Bush Sr. becomes president of the US, the Oakland Athletics swept the San Francisco Giants to win the World Series, and this show debuted on TV (Seinfeld Clip)  

Answer: 2005  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) William Shatner called his ride in Blue Origin’s rocket ‘the most profound experience’ of his life. At 90, the actor who portrayed Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek is now officially the oldest person to ever go to space. Once he was back on Earth a visibly overcome Shatner told Jeff Bezos, ‘I hope I never recover from this. I hope I can maintain what I feel now.’ And Bezos replied, thanks for not dying, that would’ve been awkward.  

2) Beatles legend Paul McCartney took a shot at the Rolling Stones calling them a ‘blues cover band’. McCartney, who is currently promoting a new book, made the comment in an interview with The New Yorker. Here’s the quote, ‘I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are. I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs.’ But since he said it with a British accent it didn’t sound as rude.  

3) Instagram users are now able to schedule an Instagram Live up to 90 days in advance. The new Instagram features also include a ‘practice mode’ that allows creators to join their guests ahead of an event to test the connection, lighting or any other prep. The launch comes as their rival TikTok has been working on making live content a larger part of their app experience. Also known as that social platform you used to make fun of but now spend hours a day on.  

4) People who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may be better off getting a Moderna or Pfizer booster according to a new study. The NIH study on ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines included 450 adults divided into groups receiving an extra shot of their original vaccine or a booster from a different company. All the combinations boosted antibody levels higher, but Pfizer’s and Moderna’s appeared to work the best. I like my vaccines like I like my casseroles, just throw a little bit of everything in there.  

5) Wendy’s launched their reinvented ‘hot & cripsy’ fries that come with a cold and soggy guarantee. In a statement they said “if your fries aren’t hot and crispy when you receive them, we’ll replace them, no questions asked.” Wendy’s spent four years on the revamp, experimenting with 20 different shapes before landing on the new formula. But if you’re counting calories Wendy’s fries are still a bit higher than their competitors. According to Cheat Day Design dot com, at just 270, a medium sized order of Popeyes’ fries have the least amount of calories followed closely by DQ and Sonic. Conversely Five Guys have the highest calorie count. Hence why they taste phenomenal.  

What’s The Biggest Dating Red Flag?  

A new trend on Twitter this week has users tweeting a red flag emoji to highlight opinions and behaviors they find to be red flags. The platform says it’s seen a 455% increase over the last few weeks of the use of the emoji in US tweets. Mainly its people cautioning others about worrisome behavior in a new relationship or from a prospective date. What about you, what’s the biggest red flag you’ve ever encountered in a new relationship or from a prospective date? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web polls below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

What’s the biggest dating red flag?  

Don’t want to label the relationship after a few months of dating  

You aren’t featured on their social accounts after a few months  

They never initiate dates  

Doesn’t have a job  

There’s a power imbalance  

You express your feelings to each other differently  

One of you is keeping secrets  

They won’t compromise  

Your friends or family hate them  

Your dog doesn’t like them  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

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