Do Video Games Cause Real World Violence?

This week, Kelly returns to the show to challenge the integrity of an old, old, old talking point so often trotted out in the wake of mass shootings (in that impossible space between “let the families grieve” and “politicize the tragedy”). How to explain the epidemic of gun deaths and massacres in this country? I don’t know. Ms. Pac-Man? Even though war veterans will tell you first-person shooters don’t adequately capture the trauma of combat (despite developers’ best… efforts?) and the sleeve-worn biases of ’90s-born moral panic, we’re back with the soft reboot of “video games cause problems,” which fell upon perhaps a new generation of ears, this time uncaring, Fortniting. … More Do Video Games Cause Real World Violence?

Are There Things We Cannot/Shouldn’t Talk About? (EPISODE 100!)

*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?

Why Do People Vote Against Their Interests ROUND 2 Guest Starring Kelly!

In the aftermath of the 2018 midterm elections, the guys yearned to dissect what keeps white women a reliable contingent for Republican votes. Luckily they’re joined by Kelly, who shares her experiences and perspectives in understanding the history of racist safe spaces, coming into one’s political own, and knowing when to educate and when to … More Why Do People Vote Against Their Interests ROUND 2 Guest Starring Kelly!