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64 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Ep. 69: The Texas Climate Change Massacre
Texas and California are each the champion of their respective half of the country, and in the last 365 days, BOTH have suffered power-grid breakdowns; California from intense heat, Texas from intense cold. Furthermore, pundits on both sides have managed to blame both climate change and our attempts to fight climate change for the problems. But what's really going on?
64 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Ep. 68: WTF is a "Culture War"?
Much like the regular free market, the marketplace of ideas has been regulated almost out of existence, to the point that there has arisen a veritable cartel of ideas, controlling through means albeit direct but nonetheless powerful what can and cannot be talked about in polite society. So let's be good intellectual rebels and steal some of their ideas for our own purposes--why not?
61 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Ep. 67: Guns, Germs, & Gold
Joe Biden's been after guns for a long time--so it's unsurprising that he's called on Congress to legislate, legislate, legislate. But Americans are buying guns at record levels, and support for gun control is at a low ebb. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin manhandles technocrat soy-boys at the World Economic Forum over their Great Reset pipe dream; predictions of a post-dollar, post-American century seem to back up his assertions.
102 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Ep. 66: Meme War Millennium
Maybe things have always been this way--but it sure doesn't seem like it. Indeed, it seems like sometime in the last few years, the great debate of our time became the debate over free speech: not the First Amendment, but rather "what it's okay to say." The Internet and its attendant cultural shift have ushered in a new era of unprecedented questions around speech, the media, and who gets "canceled."
73 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Ep. 65: Blockchain International - Digital Democracy
With continuing reports of censorship, spying, and other intrusions onto individual freedoms by the powers that be, perhaps it's time we sat down and had a chat about the blockchain--the exciting but definitely hyped technology behind cryptocurrencies that is poised to change the world--especially as the U.S. dollar weakens unto collapse.
72 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Ep. 64: "Deep State" Impeachment
Do you ever get the feeling that there is some force behind events, guiding and shaping history as it unfolds? Well, for some, this is the "deep state," a mysterious, shadowy entity of power brokers and embedded bureaucrats who, whether intentionally or not, determine the contours of world-impacting events.
65 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Ep. 63: Tenuous Equilibrium
Biden leads the charge back to what he thinks of as "the center"; meanwhile, the signs are everywhere that the so-called peace and quiet of the new administration bespeaks not peace, but a tenuous equilibrium. There is tremendous potential kinetic energy in each side; how long can "the center" really hold?
61 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Ep. 62: OMG It's [Insert 1984 Reference]
The government controls everything, including your mind, and there's no way out and we're all doomed and your smartphone works for the CIA and.....okay, maybe it's not all that bad. But there's certainly some oppression in the air, and it's not just coming from government.
70 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Ep. 61: Big Tech Crackdown, MyPillow Crack-Up
The CDC says teachers don't need to be vaccinated, while White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says vaccines won't change much. COVID recedes, and the MyPillow guy picks fights with everyone from Dominion Voting Systems to David Hogg. Also, Ron DeSantis is going after Big Tech, big-time.
72 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Ep. 60: Jewish Space Lasers!
We make the case that criminal justice reform isn't about race; Democrats go after Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Republicans respond by going after Ilhan Omar. Plus, lots of discussion about why someone would support Marjorie Taylor Greene, despite her crazy media persona.
83 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Ep. 59: Police: DEFUND, or DEFEND?
"Police," this case, means a lot more than just those guys who drive around with handcuffs on their belt and doughnut crumbs on their laps. It meas all the enforcement mechanisms of society--including those parts responsible for propaganda.
61 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Ep. 58: Power to the Populists
The Reddit revolution continues as smartphone-wielding revolutionaries lay claim to all the gold in the land; left and right alike begin to revolt against despotic COVID lockdown measures; we add to yesterday's discussion of what really makes a Marxist revolution.
75 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Ep. 57: Is Biden America's Last Emperor?
In the wake of the Gamestop and hedge fund debacle, we take a look at the trends in American economic and monetary policy that foretell an impending disintegration of the American imperial order.
48 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Ep. 56: Give me Unity, or Give Me Death
Biden has big plans for "unity," but he also has big plans for ramming through a very divisive set of ideas, from a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants to a healthcare plan to green energy reforms. You can't "let them eat cake" and "let them have cake" at the same time. How will we resolve the fault lines of conflict that threaten us with more earthquakes and seismic shifts as Biden begins his administration?
70 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Ep. 55: BIDENtity Crisis
It's Inauguration Day, and that means it's time to talk about...well, frankly, the same stuff we always talk about. Specifically, we tackle yesterday's question about whether capitalism is always imperialistic, and whether it always degenerates into fascism. This slides into a discussion about Biden's economic policies and the impending new War on Domestic Terror.
72 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Ep. 54: Nazis & Banana Republics
On the last day of the Trump Administration, we look at the cultural and political legacy of the last four years: polarization, everything is a "threat to democracy," banana republics, political unrest, cultural division, and censorship. Where did it all come from, and what does it all mean?
71 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Ep. 53: Whose Life Matters?
Debates over white supremacy and Black Lives Matter, lockdowns and warfare--these are no longer the age-old disputes between right and left over policy: we really don't know what--or who--really matters anymore.
71 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Ep. 52: Do We Have Any Institutions "Left"?
Only those who are in the know will truly appreciate the hilarity of this episode title--unless, of course, they watch this episode! We discuss the "left-wing" institutions, Trump's travails trying to avoid paying Rudy Giuliani, and Joe Biden's "COVID relief" package--that's really so much MORE (i.e., everything the progressives wanted anyway).
70 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Ep. 51: Conspiracy, Compromise, & a Twice-Impeached President
Donald Trump became yesterday the first president in American history to be impeached TWICE. This is hardly the first thing about Trump's presidency to be unprecedented, however. We examine the impeachment, what can and can't happen, what should and shouldn't happen, and also have a discussion about whether marginalizing far-right voices will cause them to radicalize further.
67 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Ep. 50: Reign of the CEO
In the wake of the mass deplatforming of Trump and his most enthusiastic allies, it's become clear that no one in the United States has more power as a class than the CEOs of the largest corporations. Do we want to live in a society governed by business leaders?
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