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53 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
brat 2: Reviewing A Russian Crime Drama
In this Episode we discuss the Movie brat 2(2000)! the sequel to the seminal post soviet Russian film brat(1997). This time the budget is bigger and the story is all over the place! check it out its on YouTube.
56 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Citizens of No Nations
Shownotes: In which Yves and Cameron get very technical about what a state is, what does it mean to be a stateless person, and the problems associated with this phenomenon. I promise it's more interesting than it sound, please validate my International Relations degree. 3:38 - *what a nation is composed of… 14:30 - Upon editing this, I realize that I wasn’t quite clear with my explainer: the factors I mentioned are not inherently tied to the likelihood of the outbreak of insurgency, but rather those are the factors that political scientists measure in relation to conflict outbreak to see if there is a relationship (it is stronger for some than others) 14:38 - Ethnicity, Insurgency, And Civil War by Fearon and Laitin 26:03 - A 10 Year Campaign to End Statelessness 42:46 - What’s Really Driving the Azerbaijani-Armenian Conflict by Djene Rhys Bajalan, Sara Nur Yildiz, and Vazken Khatchig Davidian 43:28 - Without Russian Aid to Armenia, Azerbaijan has the Upper Hand in Nagorno-Karabakh by Robert Cutler 49:23 - The Capitalist Peace by Erik Gartzke
52 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
A Brief History of Generational Thinking
In which Yves and Cameron talk about generational warfare. Just kidding, we’re talking about how generational definitions like Boomer, Millennial, etc. are used in academic and marketing contexts. Way more exciting, I know. Also generational warfare is...
63 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
The Meaning of Life Episode
In which we talk about how we approach day-to-day life.Shownotes:This episode isn’t about Russia, so I don’t have nearly as much to say in the shownotes. I took the audio from Alan Watts’ speech from a video by After Skool. 10:17 - I believe Yves was...
62 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
The Dating Episode
In which we talk about our relationship (ha ha) with dating. Shownotes:05:24 - I believe Yves meant to say “contrast”20:55 - Important things like Dialectical Materialism20:55 - We could dive deep into moral philosophy or psychology to understand what...
62 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
The Russian Crime Drama Episode
In which Yves and I talk about Брат, a classic Russian crime drama based in St. Petersburg. Shownotes:3:12 - I accidentally conflated Yegor Gaidar and Anatoly Chubais in this sentence, and only meant to refer to the former. Gaidar was the first Prime...
49 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
The Rupi Kaur Episode
Love her accessible and relatable poetry or hate her unpretentious (read: simple) prose, Rupi Kaur is the most successful (financially, at least) modern poet. Yves and Cameron read Milk and Honey and use their...questionable knowledge about poetry (we...
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