This week the boys discuss the past and future of social taboos, wondering which will switch positions in acceptance in the far off space age.
In this episode the guys return to Japan, discussing their exposure to anime, its writing trends compared to American fiction, and what they take away from both anime and Japanese video games.
*TRIGGER WARNING* This episode contains language people may find objectionable. In celebration of their 100th episode milestone, Donovan and Harrison return to the long-abandoned well of their original episode ideas, finally making good on a topic that’s been promised since the initial podcast trailer! Are there things we cannot, or should not, joke about?
This week Donovan and Harrison discuss artists expressing their sexuality through their creative works. Is that an inevitability for a creator? How much does sexuality fuel our creative energy? How much does it inform it?
For the first time ever, Questions: We Don’t Have Answers is recorded live in front of an (unwitting) audience! The topic: Hentai and Japanese Sexuality. Donovan and Harry unite to discuss the shared DNA between Anime and Hentai, their effects on the male psyche and their views on women, the normalized pattern of sexual abuse in hentai, comparing and contrasting with American portrayals of women in media, the Nerd identity and the Chronicles of Gor. … More HENTAI: OK but why tho?
This week the guys talk violence in media, why they love it, and why they shouldn’t. … More Why Do We Enjoy Violence in Media?
Rachel Dolezal, a nationally despised figure, is one worthy of analysis and deconstruction. If not her, than the concept of what she labels “Trans-Racial” identity. … More Can There Be Trans-Racial Identity?