The Ploy 162: Awkward

After months of chemotherapy Paul confesses his cancer diagnosis to his family, having just three months left to live. Distraught, Mike is forced to step in as the family provider. Left to his own devices, Mike whips up a fresh creme brûlée — calming the situation momentarily. Meanwhile Kelsey has started drinking again, but finds herself in trouble when caught in a bar fight at a lesbian biker bar, will she be able to escape?

This week on the show, we talk about Kelsey’s boyfriend Eastside, Paul’s nerd-camp in Los Angeles, how Paul is just one step away from having a Mexican boyfriend, and we discuss the big fight between Paul and Kels. Plus Mike’s noodle restaurant experience and we give Paul a eulogy, just in case he dies before the next episode.

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The Ploy 132: Let’s Make a Deal

Online Dating
Online Dating

Dating websites – do they work? Mike, Paul and special guest-host Kristen Miller all signed up and we have the results! Are the hosts compatible? Who answered Yes to not wanting to date outside their race? Plus Kristen rates the guys on looks, watchout!

Australia finally has a Government! Ben joins us to chat about Prime Minister Julia Gillard getting the numbers to form a new Government. But how long will it last?

President Obama has finally come out swinging, saying Republicans are ‘treating him like a dog’. We have the audio and host reactions.

Paul reviews the new Jessica Alba flick “Machete” and Kristen updates us on the latest Hollywood Gossip.

Plus Australian Olympic Gold Medalist Stephanie Rice has got into hot water with homophobic slurs on Twitter, and now a sponsor has dropped her.

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The Ploy 127: Spilling Over

Gulf Oil Spill

Paul chimes in on this weeks news live from his Summer Vacation in the Bahamas as we tackle The BP Oil Spill in the Gulf. Who is to blame and why is it taking so long to fix?

Tech with Ben covers the new iPhone 4, what are the hot new features on the latest update, and should we all run out to line up at the Apple Store? The latest pricing is out for The National Broadband Network roll out in Tasmania, will it be worth the price when it rolls out nationally across Australia?

Hollywood Blitz looks at the Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johansson kiss at the MTV Awards last weekend. Is this a desperate attempt from Bullock to move on from her split with Jesse James? Paul thinks so.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s polls have taken a nosedive at we approach a Federal Election, what is he doing wrong? How can he fix it and will we really face Tony Abbott as Prime Minister?

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The Ploy 122: Taxing Times

A brand new show for you this week, Ben is on a trip to the Gold Coast, but manages to join us at the start of the show for a chat, and this week there is plenty to talk about.

From Obama’s appearance at The White House Correspondents Dinner making jokes at others expense, especially our favourite directed at Jay Leno, to Conan O’Brien’s interview on 60 Minutes, finally breaking his silence.

Ben helps us understand the Henry Tax Review and how Rudd’s plans will effect us and businesses across Australia. Mike and Paul revisit the Arizona Immigration Bill and this time manage to not have a on-air brawl. Last year Paul warned us that Swine Flu was a big ploy to sell medicine by big pharma and now come reports he may have been partly right!

All that, The Billboard Top 5 and heaps more on a packed episode of The Ploy.

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The Ploy 118: Vegas, Baby

Paul is fresh back from celebrating his 21st Birthday in Las Vegas and has many stories to tell. Including; did he actually enjoy alcohol unlike on our last episode? We hear about how he got ripped off by some evil people on the strip!

We answer some questions from a listener who donated to the show. Ben asks “is Earth Hour a sham?” Healthcare Debates continue and Ben’s brand new segment “BOOW: Ben’s Observations of the Week”.

All that and we reveal our new meet-up plans (#theploy2010meetup), it involves all 3 hosts in one place for an entire week! Very exciting.

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