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Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Headphone Accord.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Panel, it is now time for you to answer some questions about the week's news. Peter, Apple faced serious criticism for their new AirPods. These are the new wireless headphones that they unveiled last week. Fortunately, there's a solution. For just $10, you can now buy a what to improve your AirPods?

PETER GROSZ: Zune.

SAGAL: No.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Although, I'm sure Zunes these days would go for about $10.

GROSZ: You can buy a cord (laughter)?

SAGAL: Yes, you can buy a wire for your wireless headphones.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

GROSZ: That's amazing.

SAGAL: The hundred...

GROSZ: Well, where do you plug it in? I'm sorry. I'll let you finish...

SAGAL: Well, hang on. The $160 AirPod wireless headphones are the latest in the line of overpriced, useless Apple products we criticize mercilessly and then purchase.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: They're these tiny little pods. They unveiled them last week. They fit in your ear and make sure people know you're a jackass in case they missed the fact that you're wearing an Apple watch.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: But here's the thing - they're these two tiny, expensive things separate in each ear. People are afraid they'll lose them. So a third-party seller has unveiled the $10 AirPod Strap, a wire which connects them together making your wireless headphones wirefull (ph).

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: So now you can have a $30 pair of classic headphones for just $170.

(LAUGHTER)

GROSZ: This is why I walk around with a record player on my neck.

(LAUGHTER)

GROSZ: It is just so much easier.

SAGAL: Yeah, I'm even more old school I have a band follow me.

(LAUGHTER)

GROSZ: Yeah, exactly. What do you want to hear, Peter? Well, I'm going for a four-hour marathon run. Hope you guys are ready.

SAGAL: Yeah, give me a Wagner opera. Let's go.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE WIRE")

HAIM: (Singing) You know I'm bad at communication. It's the hardest thing for me to do...

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