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”.
Sometimes conversations can get away from you. Near the end of last week’s ep, the guys fell into the rabbit hole of greatest rappers, as well as the release of the Mueller report. Totally biased, totally objective.
*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?
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!
Terrorism is defined in over a hundred different ways, with dozens of different justifications. This week the guys discuss the utility of differentiating international vs. domestic, understanding terrorism through different media, radicalization, and more lighthearted subject matter.
Problems cannot be solved until they are first acknowledged. But solutions brings many perspectives, thus creating further problems. To solve those, we must first solve the problem of those differing perspectives.