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Jay + Austin Podcast
82 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
What the bleep did you just bleeping say about me, you little content creator? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in Adobe Premiere, and I've been involved in numerous secret clips on YouTube Rewind, and I have over 300 million views on my let’s plays. I am trained in gorilla marketing and I'm the top YouTuber in the entire Gaming section. You are nothing to me but just another subscriber. I will wipe you the bleep out with response-videos the likes of which have never been seen before on this Earth, flag my bleeping words. You think you can get away with writing that comment to me over the Internet? Think again, streamer. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of patreons across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for a doxxing, maggot. The doxxing that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your channel. You're bleeping copyright striked, kid. I can react anywhere, anytime, and I can take your channel down in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with the terms of service. Not only am I extensively trained in flagging content, but I have access to the entire arsenal of my mostly teenage discord server and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable channel off the face of the continent, you little YouTuber. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your bleeping tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will bleep dislikes all over you and you will drown in it. You're bleeping demonetized, kiddo.
85 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Empire: Not Even Once
Actually making good on a promise from a previous episode, Austin and I chat about empire and its consequences. What does it mean when people say America's foreign policy has come home, and what does that have to do with Fight Club? Why are there so many connections between the movies In Bruges and The Prince of Egypt? Is it possible for Austin to do a good opener? 2/3 questions will be answered.I also weirdly mess up Ralph Fiennes' and Marjorie Taylor Greene's names, but it's not like I'm going to fix that in editing.Articles on bro culture and imperialism:https://patrickwyman.substack.com/p/bro-culture-fitness-chivalry-andhttps://inkstickmedia.com/the-liberal-internationalist-origins-of-right-wing-insurrection/Stephen Wertheim's book "Tomorrow, The World"https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674248663
79 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Riot and Indoguration
The real coup was the friends we made along the way. Austin and I chatted a few days after the inauguration about the Capitol Hill riot on January 6th. As usual, the conversation gets into obscure Twitter disputes and Star Wars.
87 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Hit record and see what happens
In this New Year's special of the J+A podcast, Jay is pretty drunk so this episode gets really loose really fast. We talk a lot about language, memes, himbos, Bill Maher, The Simpsons, talk shows, politics, the German title of the Disposessed, life abroad, having conversations, and plans for next year. Happy New Year and congrats on surviving 2020!
93 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
I warned you about stairs
Austin and I talk about the conceptual struggle between positivist/rationalist and critical theories, bookended by references to the webcomic Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff.Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff: https://mspaintadventures.fandom.com/wiki/Sweet_Bro_and_Hella_JeffThe specific comic Austin talks about: http://www.mspaintadventures.com/sweetbroandhellajeff/?cid=001.jpgOur awesome theme music: https://purplefunkmetropolis.bandcamp.com/track/astro-turf
68 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
King Gordus's Twitter Account
In this episode, we talk about King Gord(us), the famed inventor of the Gordian Knot and how sweet a gig he had until Alexander came and mucked it all up. Actually, we talk about Twitter, Keynesian economics, the limits of individual action/choice, liberals who spend more time punching left than right, and how adaptations of old sci-fi works deal with problematic pieces of lore.Show notes:Our awesome theme music: https://purplefunkmetropolis.bandcamp.com/track/astro-turfJay's "schemes upon schemes" tweet:https://twitter.com/jeighmorg/status/1322572695486242817
83 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
The Last One Before the Election
Austin moved to a dog-free but somehow still loud apartment. I try to take the air out of the overinflated image of Germany's COVID response. Austin shares his experience voting in person and we both complain about the GOP and the Electoral College. We end by talking about civility and promising to have this same conversation again. Maybe next time we'll actually do the YouTube episode? Spooooooky topics for our Halloween special.
81 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Historical Literacy and Sometimes Getting Mad at Your Dog
Jay and I sat down today and reckoned with the serious fact that even in a utopia, you probably get mad sometimes and take it out on the dog in a way that's not fair to the dog or to you. We also talk about Joe Biden's dog, anarchist apartment buildings, police raids, train sabotage, German politics and draw comparisons to the US, especially in form of historical literacy, policing and COVID. I promise it's not near as heavy (or as exciting) as it sounds.
112 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Strategy and the Last Jedi
There are no intro audio clips this time. If you don't want to listen to the theme music, shame on you (but you can jump to 2:50). Our guest this time is David Adrian. David continues our series of guests more qualified than we are. We had a great conversation about differences across academic disciplines, the tech world, applying strategy, and whether or not the Last Jedi was actually that bad.
81 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
The Biggest Dump of Your Entire Life
Tristan Weber joins as our first guest. We talk space, PhDs, and dealing with pressure while abroad.
79 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Here's a chill, low-energy episode recorded in the dog days of August. This time we talked about US and German politics, the weird world of Kaiserreich, and how commercialization affects creativity. Kaiserreich alternate history lore: https://youtu.be/wdJZc6syBhI
99 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Revenge of the Centrists
This time we stayed mostly on theme and the theme is centrists and how insufferable they are. Other topics up for discussion include the Washington Football Team, interwar German politics, and Cowboy Bebop. Also, who's listening from Moscow? We're really curious.
83 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Baguul and Toyotathon
This is what happens when we sit down without a plan and hit record. Here's the Biden ad we talk about side by side with an ad for the F-150: https://twitter.com/Relentlessbored/status/1278952023120109570?s=20
72 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Policing Society Part 2: The System
Part 2 of our society on police and society.
70 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
Policing Society Part 1: Cops
In this episode, your intrepid hosts discuss the ongoing wave of protests over police brutality and racism. Our conversation lasted over two hours, so we decided to make this the first half of our first two-part episode.More information on issues we mentioned in the show:COMSTAT and NYPD arrest stats: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/o2hx34Adrian Schoolcraft: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/30/nyregion/officer-who-disclosed-police-misconduct-settles-suit.htmlFerguson activist disappearances: https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-ferguson-activist-deaths-black-lives-matter-20190317-story.htmlLocal representation and environmental racism: https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2019/09/nicholas-school-duke-grad-black-experience-environmental-spacesPolice targeting legal observers:https://www.nlg.org/police-targeting-nlg-legal-observers-at-black-lives-matter-protests/?fbclid=IwAR00z_1A1Cs7wfV8TTa5EnoP5aZqliJBSgTeHC_h-Huh8mGip8QX1amkJeAMassive spreadsheet full of instances of Police brutality:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YmZeSxpz52qT-10tkCjWOwOGkQqle7Wd1P7ZM1wMW0E/edit?usp=sharing
12 minutes | May 28, 2020
(Bonus) Harry Potter and the Late Capitalist Society
This one's for real fans only.
79 minutes | May 14, 2020
Don't Call it Lizardbrain
This time your hosts discuss work-life balance and self help. What do they have to do with 30-50 hogs, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the Congo Free State? Nothing really, but we talked about it all this episode anyway.30-50 feral hogs explained: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/8/6/20756162/30-to-50-feral-hogs-meme-assault-weapons-guns-kidsLink to the Forbes article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bryanrobinson/2020/01/05/when-your-lizard-brain-burns-you-out-and-short-circuits-your-career/#27424c0f3c7d
75 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
Put Cheese on Your Moussaka (The Bernie Postmortem)
Hope you like hearing about leftism because that's what we talked about this time. We start talking about why some people are being so annoying about Bernie's loss and end up talking about space pirates. Also, put cheese on your damn moussaka, people. And it's called lunchfast, not brunch.
71 minutes | Apr 18, 2020
Metaphorical Splash Mountain
This time, we talk about what's on everyone's mind. Splash Mountain. Well, that and video games, names, gentrification in Austin, TX and Indianapolis, and of course COVID. But don't worry, it's less fearful hand wringing and more talking about how an anarchist society would approach pandemic, or how COVID reshapes what we see as essential.
69 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
This episode's alright. Your intrepid hosts chatted on Super Tuesday about the Democratic primaries. Also on the docket: why the right can't make art, why Christopher Nolan is going to the gulag, and Austin's dogs weigh in with their thoughts on the Democratic candidates. The whole episode is conducted with the high degree of professionalism long-time listeners have come to expect. So, sit back, relax, and don't forget to vote no matter what day it is.Links to topics discussed this episode:Gail Collins and Bret Stephens' column: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/03/opinion/super-tuesday-2020.htmlThe making of Casablanca: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casablanca_(film)The Nazis' "Degenerate Art Exhibition": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degenerate_Art_ExhibitionGeralt's wang in the Witcher: https://www.vulture.com/2019/12/the-witcher-bathtub-geralt-meme.html
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