This is the Babylon Bee Weekly News Podcast for the week of 11/20/2020.
In this episode of The Babylon Bee Podcast, Kyle and Ethan talk about the week’s biggest stories like Disney cleaning up that shocking Mandalorian scene where Baby Yoda ate an unfertilized egg, Biden slapping some BLM stickers on attack drones, and Target making marketing decision based on single tweets. Get a behind the scenes look at The Babylon Bee’s sweet new animation studio taking flight and listen to Kyle and Ethan talk about weird real news, stuff that’s good, and glorious hate mail.
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Kyle went to Texas and experienced Buc-ee’s, guns, and freedom.
Stuff That’s Good
Kyle likes Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt.
Ethan likes the Roald Dahl Audio collection.
After a coronavirus outbreak was traced back to the Central Fish maker in Colombo, the country’s commercial capital, the fishing industry took a hit.
"I am making an appeal to the people of this country to eat this fish. Don't be afraid. The coronavirus will not infect you," the lawmaker said, before taking a bite out of a raw fish
With bear sightings at a five year high, and dozens attacks reported in Japan alone, city officials in the town of Takikawa on the island of Hokkaido
Looking like a cross between Wolverine and the Terminator, each cyborg Canis lupus comes equipped with flashing red eyes, a blinking tail, and a repertoire of loud, threatening sounds—growls, roars, and heavy machinery noise—all triggered by motion detectors.
The Trillade school in Avignon put up signs outside its gate showing a cartoon of a parent sending a small child airborne to get over the fence. The text on the sign asks parents not to throw their children
A carved figure in the facade of a Spanish building is going viral on social media after an apparent botched restoration left the figure's face unrecognizable.
The result of the restoration has drawn comparisons to the botched "Monkey Christ" fresco restoration in the town of Borja, as well as comparisons to the faces of a Tusken Raider from Star Wars and U.S. President Donald Trump.
A rapper who said he was making a tribute to a legendary New York City hip-hop group was recorded shooting a flamethrower from the top of an occupied city bus in an unsanctioned stunt a transit agency spokesman called “absurd, dangerous and just plain stupid.
Dupree, who also refers to himself as the Flame G.O.D, posted drone footage of the effort. In an earlier Instagram post, he invited people to the area for ice cream, T-shirts and champagne
A woman was told to shush while other customers observed the silence in of fallen servicemen and women. However, she took umbrage at this.
A witness heard someone shout “you’ve disrespected my mother”
Stories of the Week
Summary: Disney has edited its controversial scene from The Mandalorian, where The Child eats an unfertilized alien egg, so that the creature affectionately known as "Baby Yoda" will simply eat an unborn human baby instead.
Libs were mad that Baby Yoda ate an unfertilized alien egg.
May we also add that the alien egg, along with Baby Yoda, and along with the entire plot and cast of Mandalorian, is FICTIONAL
Buuuut abortion? Not so much.
Gina Carano loves us
Summary: Now this is progress: in a move to bring attention to issues of social justice in the United States, the Biden administration has announced that all attack drones used to bomb countries in the Middle East will have "Black Lives Matter" decals applied to them. Inspiring!
We’re not sure why everyone is acting like the Biden administration will be love, tolerance and rainbows. The Obama administration dropped over 26,000 bombs in 2016 alone. That’s 72 bombs a day.
Summary: After the Church of Satan complained on Twitter that Target was selling Bibles, the retailer quickly apologized and pulled the Bible from its shelves. The Church of Satan complained that the book was "Satanophobic." Its tweet got 666 retweets, and Target jumped into action, immediately responding to the tweet that the book was pulled from shelves.
We jest. But ACTUALLY: Target DID pull Abigail Shrier’s book after one person complained.
UPDATE: Target backpedaled again because a different trans person complained about censorship
We later found out 40,000 Gamers DID sign a petition to remove the Bible from Target after the retailer decided to ban Grand Theft Auto V from their stores. Target said “we don’t sell the Bible.”
Topic of the Week: Bee Animation
We got an email from someone who normally likes our stuff.
Subscriber exclusive updates from The Babylon Bee
Gavin asks Kyle and Ethan about changes to old hymns.
Bonus Hate Mail!
Patrick or “laugh track” as he is affectionately called reads hate mail about his laugh.
Ethan’s “friend” has a really funny story.