The guys are back to report in on the state of the world, discussing how innumerable aspects of modern life has irrevocably changed in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic.
The guys tackle the issue of the militarized policing and ponder whether further militarization or de-escalation will be the norm in the future.
At the end of the 2010s, the battle for supremacy waged between the Millennial generation and the Baby Boomers. Whose side is the future on, and where does that leave Generation Z?!
Patriotism vs. Nationalism? How does one different from the other, and when do the lines blur?
Much to Donovan’s horror, his old Catholic middle school made the news that the Harry Potter series was banned for fear of evil soul conjuring. He and Harry knock their heads together, discussing Charismatic Christianity, Church Militarism, and more things the bible says not to do.
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?
The show returns this week, along with writer Noah Berlatsky as the three men discuss the weaponization and misappropriation of empathy in politics. Discussed is his article “The Case Against Empathizing with Trump Voters”.