In which the hosts work out the most likely scenario that America “ends.” It’s not specifically an episode about answers, but of trying to identify cultural vulnerabilities within the hearts of Americans. … More Fall of the American Empire
Your handsome and not-weird cohosts, in their unyielding discipline, have set the episode after next to be about Neon Genesis Evangelion, but perhaps jumped the rail gun just a touch. We’re both less than ten episodes in, but our excitement floweth over like an LCL flood. Misato forever ❤ … More Evangelion Pregame
To Listen, Click… Here “BBC is, uh… a bunch of bullshit.” This week, Donovan and Host Bot 2 are joined by special guest star April of Dead Times to talk about the American South, on our continuing tour as the World Warriors. Music Selection “Raps A Hustle,” by Cormega (I like this song, but wow, … More Should or Can We Fix the South?
In a roundtable, the hosts expound upon their worst attitudes, biases, behaviors, or instincts, in order to determine the pathways to do better. Featuring Special Guest Star Paisley of Team West Covina: A Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Podcast! … More What Is My Greatest Flaw?
To recap, on the most recent Questions: We Don’t Have Answers, Donovan and I threw together a mess of topics and spoke to them as if we were clear on the throughline. We began with James Gunn’s unfortunate firing by Disney off of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, for which it was safe to assume he’d return to direct, we brought in the Arenanet scandal — another unfortunate firing, to say the least — and then considered Chloe Dykstra and the unfortunate non-firing of the talking dead himself, Chris Hardwick. But one case is clear cut and another raises issues that have been swirling around in Donovan’s head for a while (the shape of outrage), and were new and infuriating to me (this “but what you didn’t know, was James Gunn is good” that seemed to come out of nowhere). … More Forgiveness as Exchange: “The Shape of Outrage” Follow-Up
No discernible question tonight, but a juggle of topics with our buddy James Gunn the tip of the spear. Reasonably, we didn’t set a metric for how high-profile people like Daniel Tosh became better men, and now we ask that question but with no language in place. For the co-hosts, too, a key disagreement on the value. This issue is intersected by a range of topics, like political correctness vs. “free speech,” pop liberalism, corporate morality, Republican hypocrisy, male anxiety over female power, creating versus assuming space, the morality of hatred, and the real difficulties of checks against systemic abuse. … More The Shape of Outrage
In today’s Catch-All: Day of the Soldado, Donovan “The Equation” Grant and Doc Harrison the Kid bust ’em and see if they bleed about — what else? — the topics of today (or a couple days ago). … More Catch-All 2: LGBT Media, #METOO and ScarJo