Episode Four: The Strife of Pablo
For as long as he’s known him, Ryan has struggled to comprehend and amply counter Paul’s infatuation with Kanye West, with the only result being his own exasperation and exhaustion. After all these years, it seems as though, despite shared values and experiences, their contrary reckoning of Mr. West may be irreconcilable. Drawing on the contributions of David Hume, Jonathan Haidt, and studies of human behavior and cognition, Paul and Ryan attempt to surmount the chasm that severs their understanding and appreciation of Yeezus and each other. Can they remain Real Friends or does science suggest that Ryan will remain So Appalled while Paul continues thinking that he Can’t Tell Me Nothing?