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The Greater Fools
65 minutes | Sep 10, 2018
Foolish Favorites That Were Nice While They Lasted - TGF Ep. 12
Foolish Favorites That Were Nice While They Lasted - The Greater Fools - Ep. 12 Coming off a short break, Chris Gibbs, Adam Aldous and Sam Wilkinson are joined by our Bonus Fool, Casey Larson. On this episode, we’re talking about something that is dear to every Firefly fan’s heart. Things that ended too soon. We go over some of the classic pre-maturely cancelled TV shows: Firefly, Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, etc. Then we move on to talking about some of our favorite fallen musicians (Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Biggie Smalls, Tupac, etc.). Shout out to our fans for leaving comments. We’ll read any 5 star comment on the air! Looking forward to the fall season of podcasting.
104 minutes | Jul 25, 2018
Flaming Tires, "Night-Life," And Drunken Wisdom From Small Town, USA - TGF Ep. 11
Flaming Tires, “Night-Life,” and Drunken Wisdom from Small Town, USA - The Greater Fools - Ep. 11 This week’s episode is a very special episode. We have a very lively “Bonus Fool” (trademark pending), Mr. Eric Kline. He joins Chris Gibbs, Michael Brazell, and Adam Aldous while we talk about what it’s like to live and visit a true small town in the U.S. of A. There are some pretty crazy stories Chris, Mike, Adam and Eric share from their time in Flyover Country. We finish things off with a few drunken rants from Eric and Chris as they go off on the unfortunate reputation and manipulation Small Towns receive. Things get a little hairy and borderline political at the end, but it’s worth it to hear Eric go off on how crazy things get when the best hangout spot in town is the local Wal-Mart. The only link we have to show you today is the GLORIOUS picture of Eric Kline with his long hair in a football jersey (http://www.nmnathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=64626&SPID=7153&DB_OEM_ID=15000&ATCLID=205242470&Q_SEASON=2012). Is that you Sunshine?!
74 minutes | Jul 17, 2018
Is BaneCat The Best Movie Villain? - TGF Ep. 10
Is BaneCat the Best Movie Villain? - TGF Ep. 10 Looking back at all the movies we've watched in our lives, it's hard to place the exact moment you realized the villain makes the movie. On this weeks episode, our OG Fools, Chris Gibbs, Mike Brazell, Adam Aldous, and Sam Wilkinson, discuss the best movie villains and what made them truly memorable antitheses of our heroes. We talk about antiheroes and why we love to follow their stories. Then we cap things off with a discussion of the characteristics of a perfect villain which I think you'll agree, is BaneCat. No footnotes for this episode, and we hope you enjoy!
72 minutes | Jul 5, 2018
"Foolish" Life Lessons - TGF Ep. 9
“Foolish” Life Sayings - The Greater Fools - Ep. 9 On this week’s episode, we’re talking about those occasionally confusing sayings that everyone uses (ie. the whole nine yards, slow and steady wins the race, don’t judge a book by its cover). Chris Gibbs, Mike Brazell, Adam Aldous, and Sam Wilkinson dig into these idioms to see if they actually make practical sense. It turns out that some of them make a bit of sense, but for the most part, we don’t recommend living by aphorisms because they frequently miss the point. If we leave you with anything though, have it be that people in glass houses should take the bird in hand instead of killing the two in the bush with one stone.
65 minutes | Jun 25, 2018
The Life Of A Billionaire - TGF Ep. 8
The Life of a Billionaire - The Greater Fools - Ep. 8 Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a billionaire? Well this episode won’t help with that, but we do talk about the insane stuff only a billionaire can get away with. The game changing realization is that when television tries to mimic stupid stuff real-life billionaires do, they have to water it down because people won’t believe anyone would do something so crazy. We have our first “Bonus Fool” (trademark pending) Casey Larson joining Chris Gibbs, Michael Brazell, Adam Aldous and Sam Wilkinson this week. We talk about things like the driving habits of tech billionaires like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, hedge-fund owners that play poker with budgets bigger than some country’s GDPs, and add-ons you can buy for your yacht or house. Here are some links to these stories: -Steve Jobs puts his feet in toilets (http://thescienceexplorer.com/humanity/5-strange-things-you-probably-didn-t-know-about-steve-jobs) -“More Money than God” (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/more-money-than-god-sebastian-mallaby/1100257890/2685717827072?st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_New+Marketplace+Shopping+Books_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP164949&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImOOJwdTv2wIVVVuGCh1_jQAIEAQYASABEgJbPvD_BwE) -New York Mag Dot Com (http://nymag.com/)
55 minutes | Jun 19, 2018
We Want S'Moore's Law - TGF Ep. 7
We Want S'Moore's Law - Ep. 7 - The Greater Fools On this episode of TGF, we're talking about exponential growth. We start with the crazy concept one of the co-founders of Intel discovered (Moore's Law), and we chase that idea of exponential growth in technology down the rabbit hole. We talk how it has affected our lives, and where that concept takes us into the future. Then we branch out and talk about exponential growth in other industries other than tech. As with a few of our episodes, we are talking about something that we barely understand, so if you're confused during the podcast, don't worry, so were we! -What is Moore's Law (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/mooreslaw.asp)
61 minutes | Jun 3, 2018
Accidental Genius - TGF Ep. 6
The Greater Fools - Ep. 6 - Accidental Genius Welcome to The Greater Fools, the podcast where we pick a topic, drink a few beers, and drunksplain the shit out of it. Ever wonder what it takes to change the world? Well in this episode, we will show you how maybe your mistakes will ultimately lead to something that revolutionizes an industry. We're talking accidental discoveries and their absurd stories. Below are a few of the links to the stories of life's greatest discoveries, including: -Penicillin (https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/the-real-story-behind-the-worlds-first-antibiotic) -Cheese (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_cheese) -Slinky (http://www.toyhalloffame.org/toys/slinky) -Refrigerators (https://www.partselect.com/JustForFun/Major-History-The-Refrigerator-And-Freezer.aspx) -Bioelectricity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Galvani) -Viagra (https://www.cnn.com/2013/03/27/health/viagra-anniversary-timeline/index.html)
70 minutes | May 31, 2018
The Comment Section - TGF Ep. 5
The Greater Fools - Ep. 5 On today’s episode, we’re talking about the internet’s deepest, darkest, red-headed, “keep them in the basement because they’re so ugly” step-child: Comment Sections. Frankly, there is some gold out there on the inter-webs, and comment sections are no stranger. You’re going to hear some of the best Amazon product reviews, sad yelp stories, beautiful movie/youtube review stories, and reviews of the review sites. Capping things off, we talk about the public forums that run the world. Here are some links to a few of the golden reviews: -Howl at the Moon Wolf Shirt Magic (https://www.amazon.com/review/R2XKMDXZHQ26YX) -Sugar Free Gummy Bears Gold (https://www.amazon.com/Haribo-SUGAR-Classic-Gummi-Bears/product-reviews/B006J1FBLM) -Sex Swing Dog Wash Review (https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3SZYQFGJ9ILD1/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00I8ZC6TM)
55 minutes | May 31, 2018
How To Train Your Parents - TGF Ep. 4
The Greater Fools - Ep. 4 This week, we’re talking about the things you learned growing up that you have to teach your parents. You read that right. We saw Mark Zuckerberg explain to Congress how Facebook magically makes money using the apparently huge trade secret of advertising. This sets the tone of the episode with Chris Gibbs, Mike Brazell and Adam Aldous first going into the technology world, then talking about cultural things that are no longer socially acceptable, and end the show talking about miscellaneous things like explaining bitcoin to your family. -Zuckerberg's Congressional Hearing Highlights (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgI_KAkSyCw)
78 minutes | May 31, 2018
Failure Club - TGF Ep. 3
The Greater Fools - Ep. 3 On this episode, we get personal and talk about Failure. Not much to put here in terms of footnotes, but you learn a lot more about our hosts, Chris Gibbs, Mike Brazell, Adam Aldous, and Sam Wilkinson. Some of us get a bit vulnerable in the middle, but this episode really shows our backgrounds and how we got where we are today.
91 minutes | May 28, 2018
We Millennials - TGF Ep. 2
The Greater Fools - Episode 2 On this episode, we're talking about millennials, and how we hate being called that! Actually, we understand where most of the traits we are described as having come from, but we hate the idea of being pigeon-holed into a group that we don't always feel have the same traits as us. We also talk about how Simon Sinek doesn't understand millennials, and how Daniel Kahneman nails the way people think and act based on external influences that typically generations do share in his book Thinking, Fast and Slow -Millennials defined by Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennials) -Time Magazine article on Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation (http://time.com/247/millennials-the-me-me-me-generation/) -Simon Sinek on Millennials (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hER0Qp6QJNU) -Simon Sinek "Start With Why" (https://startwithwhy.com/) -Daniel Kahneman "Thinking, Fast and Slow" (https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374533555) -Pareto Principle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle) -Tim Ferris "4 Hour Work Week" -Malcolm Gladwell "Blink"
77 minutes | May 27, 2018
What's The Secret Sauce - TGF Ep. 1
The Greater Fools - Episode 1 What's the Secret Sauce Ever wonder what it takes to be successful. In our inaugural episode of The Greater Fools, we discuss success both in our own lives and the lives of very successful people. Chris Gibbs, Mike Brazell, Adam Aldous, and Sam Wilkinson spend a good amount of time trying to describe what a Greater Fool is and work through introductions while slamming a "few" beers. Here are a few of the mentioned articles: -Wikipedia aritcle of Greater Fool Theory (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_fool_theory) -Olivia Munn describing what The Greater Fool Is on The Newsroom (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6HEs6EdxVI)
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