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The (Un)cultured Hypothesis is a show about the things in culture and society you’ve always wondered about but have never really figured out. Your hosts Jacob Sundberg and Johannes Koch hypothesize, entertain and enlighten you about a wide variety of topics ranging from the trivial to the existential - and usually spin them out into their illogical conclusions. At times philosophical, at times psychological but hardly ever researched or serious they jostle with a new (Un)cultured Hypothesis every other week.Read more »
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The Slaves of Time
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I this episode, Johannes argues that the West's obsession with punctuality compromises relationships. In fact, in Germany it borders on the ridiculous – people actually lose friendships over being a couple of minutes late. Punctuality is to time what black Peter is to Santa Claus – a stern pedant that will whip you into shape. Kind of like a badass PT but without the benefit of giving you that beach-ready body.
(Jacob also mistakenly attributes a quote to Gandhi which actually seems to come from the Taliban. He always gets those two confused)
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