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On this segment of "The Breakroom", the gang talked about the importance of a parent’s blessing when finding true love, the appeal of reality TV breakups, and whether certain books should be banned.

Atlanta’s professional soccer team has come a long way fast. Atlanta United took to the field for the first time in March 2017. Now it draws in tens of thousands of fans. Atlanta United FC squares off against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday evening at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We talked with the team’s president, Darren Eales.

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The Breakroom has a lot to talk about this week, including Fergie’s eyebrow raising National Anthem performance, if counting calories does anything, and the Atlanta airport’s supposed flights to Wakanda. We also discuss controversies surrounding President Donald Trump and the Parkland, Florida shooting last week. Our guests are Natalie Pawelski, Hector Fernandez, Amber Scott, and Greg Williams.

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Since we did our show live from Savannah for the Savannah Book Festival, we organized a special edition of The Breakroom featuring all authors. The panel included writer Tayari Jones, Christina KellyNicki Salcedo, and Joe Hill.


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The Breakroom has reassembled to break down the week’s news... in a room. They talked about Valentine’s Day, Justin Timberlake, and that controversial Martin Luther King Jr. Super Bowl commercial. And they discussed the Larry Nassar scandal, Atlanta’s terrible traffic, and whether the Game of Thrones creators can pull off a new Star Wars series.

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The Breakroom gang joined guest host Adam Ragusea to weigh in on the week's news. The panel included Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown, Georgia State University law professor Tanya Washington, children's book author Mike Lowery, and Jessica Walden of Rock Candy Tours in Macon.


The Tide Pod Challenge has sent dozens of people, many of them young teens, to hospitals across the country. Eating laundry detergent may seem like a new level of stupidity, but kids and adolescents have been doing dumb things to impress each other for a long time. And, despite first appearances, there might actually be good reasons why. Joining us to talk through this are Catherine O’Neal, Assistant Research Scientist at UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences, and Jay Hathaway, Senior Writer at the Daily Dot.

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The Breakroom gang is back to discuss the recent government shutdown, the addictiveness of Facebook, and why some people don’t trust the government. We’ll also say goodbye to Elton John on stage, debate whether it’s time for kids to pay rent, and decide if Trump-bashing is counterproductive. Joining us this week are Hector Fernandez, Falguni Sheth, Greg Williams, and Natalie Pawelski.

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The Breakroom gang joined host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel included podcast host Kalena Boller, former NPR correspondent Kathy Lohr, Korea Daily reporter HB Cho, and Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown.

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The Breakroom gang has a lot of news to cover this week. We’ll talk about Oprah’s impassioned Golden Globes speech, why more college students are finding sugar daddies, and what UGA’s big loss means for Georgia football fans. We also look at the rising popularity of cassette tapes, wonder if cash is going out of style, and ask if kids are spending too much time on smart phones. Joining us in the Breakroom are Natalie Pawelski, Charles Richardson, Sam Burnham, and Amber Scott.