150 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Episode 15 Remix – Let Your Hair Down, JoyTalks & Tarot Reading
In this mixed up episode, join Kai the Podbean community for a week's end communal, relaxed show in which Joy from JoyTalks comes by and we have a chat about new podcaster and a recent caller into his show Teens Perspective and parental techniques involving early teen behavior (it's porn, we're talking about porn here...) Afterwards Rich from the Full of Brologna podcast calls in to talk a few topics but we kick it off with talk about 'Tiger King'. And proving herself a trooper and amazing sport about it all, P0etic from the The Whole-E Shift!! Podcast calls in and does a tarot card reading for me live on air! Not a believer at all but mad respect to her for calling in knowing who she was dealing with. Nothing but love P0etic!
363 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
Episode 14 – A Super Productive Double-Header
The primary focus of this entire episode is dedicated to shining a spotlight on Anarcho-Syndicalism/Socialism, explaining what they are and to demonstrate what they functionally look like, identify some of the potential pitfalls, how they can be avoided and to provide methods on how to bring these ideologies and philosophies in to your life and community. This is the longest published livestream to date (6 hours) and is contains some amazingly productive work. Although the beginning lacks a touch of chat/community involvement it definitely gets busy later on with several callers across the entirety including a curious high-schooler, a musician and fellow podcaster from California, a Texas-based dance instructor and an Indian caller looking to practice some English. Song break: The Phosphorus Bombs - Remember When/Chain of Command/Through and Through Misery Likes Company Livestream Intro -Alan Watts - How to Eliminate Misery -Daniel Birch - Maybe Someday I'll Wake Up
140 minutes | Mar 21, 2020
Episode 13 – Technical Difficulties, Police Misbehavior & #RIPJoe
In this livestream we have some technical difficulties with Podbean leading to some interesting dumps of listeners and content, we feature a few obvious candidates for Bad Cop No Doughnut, we talk for a while about the #RIPJoe (Biden) trend on twitter, oil prices crashing and as always a bunch more! Misery Likes Company Livestream Intro -Alan Watts - How to Eliminate Misery -Daniel Birch - Maybe Someday I'll Wake Up
175 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Episode 11 – First Video Simulcast!
In this livestream we/I take to video for the first time! We also cover decent ground with the COVID-19 situation, do some headlines from around the world, debut the new Bad Cop No Doughnut segment, have a wonderfully delightful caller from New Zealand that brought some very good points and discussion to the topic of next stage evolution for global economics, view a video I took of the apocalyptic scenes at my local Whole Foods and have some fun chat interaction with a few of our regulars. Link to the livestream video: https://youtu.be/jyNMTGtr8MY Misery Likes Company Livestream Intro -Alan Watts - How to Eliminate Misery -Daniel Birch - Maybe Someday I'll Wake Up Break Songs The Polish Ambassador - Darker Shades of Wizardry et_ - Kopeika
172 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
Episode 10 – Medical Marshall Law, Authoritarianism/Voting, Headlines & More
In this livestream we discuss some of the authoritarian ramification of COVID-19 outbreaks and potential quarantine scenarios, general systemic oppression, possible alternatives to force driven systems, whether our present method of voting is effective and ways to optimize our voting habits, we covered a variety of headlines involving police overreach, corporate malfeasance, New Jersey violating the second amendment rights of a black security guard, the ICC investigating US war crimes in Afghanistan and an interesting call in from Pakistan. Misery Likes Company Livestream Intro -Alan Watts - How to Eliminate Misery -Daniel Birch - Maybe Someday I'll Wake Up Louis Lingg and the Bombs - R.E.V.O.L.T. & Destroy Civilisation Sistema Kriminal - Escoria Social Sans Libertas - A La Mierda Los EUM
169 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Episode 09 – Productive, Non-Productive and Errors
In this livestream we start off by having some casual and friendly chat, make our way around to some headlines from around the globe and eventually negative elements end up washing up on our shores once more and slowly attempt to derail us entirely. Glenn from RandomCouple stops by and we end the show by having a series of errors/livestream dumps by my host. Fun times! Misery Likes Company Livestream Intro -Alan Watts - How to Eliminate Misery -Daniel Birch - Maybe Someday I'll Wake Up Tendinite - Inhale/Exhale 5:07 Elephant Funeral - We Blessed the Sun 4:23
177 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Episode 08 – COVID, Cops and a Combative Chat
In this livestream we talk about COVID-19 and the potential ramifications for the first segment, we have some combative chat members stop by for less than productive interaction about socialism, policing and capitalism and amidst the chaos we covered some new headlines from around the world. Misery Likes Company Livestream Intro -Alan Watts How to Eliminate Misery -Daniel Birch - Maybe Someday I'll Wake Up Pudge - ABCD & Quit While You're Behind The Polish Ambassador - Radha Madhava feat Sarasvati Dasi
174 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
Episode 07 – Video Games, Capitalism, Taxes and Voting
In this livestream I start off discussing my latest binge of the Assassin's Creed video game series and the corrupting force of capitalism even in something as "simple" as video games. We also have a talk about taxes in their many forms and implementations here (the USA) and abroad, the extraction of wealth by the wealthy and the oppression of poor people in general. We also discuss voting and different voting styles after my anecdote about voting in the Nevada Democratic Caucus. Also on the table is the ramifications of the Poverty of Philosophy and we as always take a caller. ***Due to some strangeness with Audition I had to use the backup stream recording of this show and as such some audio elements may be below the quality that is normal for our show (music, etc). Sorry for that! Songs used in this episode: Elephant Funeral - The Greedy Yarostan - L'inertie du mouvement (The Inertia of Movement) Toussaint - New Gods (feat Molly Dean and Chersti Rydning) The Polish Ambassador - Electrons Orbiting Melancholy Provided and used under Creative Commons licensing.
134 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Episode 06 – From Class Warfare to A Racist Caller and Everything In Between!
In this stream we had our very first racist caller and surprisingly enough, it was a black man. While we all harbour no ill feelings towards him, I (Kai) unfortunately had to disconnect him as a caller because while I'm all for an open forum and discussion of differing view points, I refuse to platform certain ideologies. While that goes against my instincts that are anti-censorship, I also feel it's my responsibility and right to end a discussion when it has become counter-productive as that one had. Besides the fireworks that was that singular caller, we had some amazing back and forths, Glenn from the Random Couple Show stopped in and also was a caller for the end of the show. Homelessness, audio equipment and class warfare were also on the table. As well as a small discussion on pejorative epithets. We also received our first gifts from livestream! (shout out to fridaykindofguy!).
179 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
Episode 05 – A Late Co-Host, Some News, Privacy and So Much More
Welcome to the 5th episode of the MLC Livestream! I started this episode solo as Mike was out driving (gotta earn that rent!) but I soldiered through. We covered a variety of topics from the Cheeto in Chief's $3.4 million superbowl party, terrible superbowl advertising, facial recognition being racist, Bernie Sander's winning the Iowa caucus, protesting abroad and the lack of it in America, climate change and so much more! *Note: As a co-hosted and livestreamed podcast not all opinions expressed are that of Kai. Every person is their own and while I may not agree nor condone what they may say, I always support their right to self-expression.
177 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Episode 04 – Coronavirus , Scientology, Infrastructure & Britany Spears.
In this livestream we talk extensively about the coronavirus, we also covered scientology, water and infrastructure problems in the US and about the conservatorship of Britney Spears with a few odds and ends mixed in including a picture of a military member's boots after a 12 mile ruck march and the crazy fucking "spiritual advisor" to President* Trump & a Russian comedian who had to flee his country after telling a joke. You can find the various links mentioned in the show below: In this livestream we talk extensively about the coronavirus, we also covered scientology, water and infrastructure problems in the US and about the conservatorship of Britney Spears with a few odds and ends mixed in including a picture of a military member's boots after a 12 mile ruck march and the crazy fucking "spiritual advisor" to President* Trump & a Russian comedian who had to flee his country after telling a joke. You can find the various links mentioned in the show below: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auv8Bxnu8aU https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/eswxy2/the_mystery_surrounding_britney_spears/ https://toxicsaction.org/issues/pfas-water-contamination/ https://kutv.com/news/local/theres-no-safe-levels-of-lead-deq-sampling-finds-lead-in-utah-school-water https://i.imgur.com/z69YZ0v.jpg https://www.yahoo.com/news/paula-white-white-house-employee-002025252.html https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51222812
181 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
Episode 03 – Just Getting Back At It
Back after a few days (tonsillitis is a bitch) and still possibly slightly contagious so Mike is remote again. Next week we'll be back to normal. We talk Atomic Testing Museum, some asides about nuclear tech*, a protest on Fremont street, MLK, The FBI trying to get MLK to kill himself, COINTELPRO, the bombing of CORE's building in Philly, a LA Times article about the Pentagon and CIA arming opposing groups who are fighting, MDMA assisted psychotherapy gaining ground, a promising multi-type cancer treatment involving a newly discovered type of T-Cell, the Edelman survey, Chicago PD wanting their misconduct records destroyed after 5 years and the new Las Vegas Allegiant Stadium which cost nearly $2 billion with $750 million being provided by the taxpayers. *Kai's Note: When discussing nuclear delivery systems I mistakenly said Patriot when I meant Crusie. My dimensions of the warhead and potential effects remain the same. You can find the various links mentioned in the show below: https://nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W80_(nuclear_warhead) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKbUAV3EBhs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/8/8/20747198/philadelphia-bombing-1985-move https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FBI–King_suicide_letter https://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-cia-pentagon-isis-20160327-story.html https://newatlas.com/health-wellbeing/mdma-psychotherapy-ptsd-expanded-access-fda-maps/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2020/01/20/immune-cell-kills-cancers-discovered-accident-british-scientists/ https://www.edelman.com/sites/g/files/aatuss191/files/2020-01/2020%20Edelman%20Trust%20Barometer%20Global%20Report_LIVE.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH5lpdAbIe4
124 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
Episode 02 – From Oppression to Doing Acid at the Oscars
In this episode we cover a plethora of topics (as usual) from CES 2020 Las Vegas to my mother giving me the foundations of anti-authoritarianism from a very young age as well as political and social ills ranging from military-industrial complex scams, tax gouges and general inadequacies of the economic and political systems we find ourselves entrenched plus so much more! You can find the various links mentioned in the show below: Kai’s Things Kai’s Discord – Proudly Radical A Quick Primer to Jury Nullification (in the US) War is a Racket by Smedley Butler (free): Book | Audiobook Who Killed The Electric Car Matt Stone and Trey Parker on acid at the Oscars Ricky Gervais' 2020 Golden Globe Monologue
374 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
Episode 01 – I’m Back But Now Me Is WE!
This is the official livestream, co-hosted reboot of the podcast! I'm now joined by my co-host Mike (aka GrooveDude) in studio in Las Vegas every monday at 9pm (-8 GMT). In tonight's episode we chat with a fellow Las Vegas resident about privacy and technology, including a Samsung issue affecting tablets and phones involving Chinese spyware, we speak with a Georgia resident about a variety of topics from political & economic theory to everyday things, we also get a couple of callers in from India with opinions and views on the situation concerning India's law change that is an attempt at dividing the nation based on religious lines. It's a wide and diverse set of topics and callers in this inaugural episode of Misery Likes Company Series 2. You can find the various links mentioned in the show below: Kai’s Things Kai's Discord - Proudly Radical Mike's Twitter Mike's Float Samsung story we discussed (Chinese spyware)