For our last podcast of the year, Ron, Josh and Vanessa invited travel writer and Maya 2012 expert Joshua Berman for a closer look at 13 B'ak'tun, a.k.a., December 21, a.k.a. Winter Solstice 2012, a.k.a., the mythical Mayan doomsday, a.k.a., OMIGOSH WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE.
First we looked at a few newsy bits that suggest the world is coming to an end:
- Secretary of State Scott Gessler (and 2011 Asshole of the Year Winner) is finally under investigation for his alleged misuse of public funds.
- Westvleteren 12, an extremely rare Trappist beer from Belgium, sold in Colorado for the first and only time -- at $85 per six pack.
- A man from Longmont petitions WhiteHouse.gov for a U.S.-built Death Star with a surprising reaction from the public.