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Breaking Bollocks... 12 - The Games Industry
Join Firebolt & The Orbiter for another in-depth chat about their views. In the cross-hairs this time is the games industry - where is it going and what are the good and bad points? In our traditional meandering conversational style The Orbiter realises he has enjoyed playing quite a few games over the years, and Firebolt is surprised that he doesn't have to carry this episode single-handedly after all... Mentioned in this episode: techradar - http://bit.ly/2LOz8PE Toontown Rewritten -...
Breaking Bollocks... 11 - Drugs
In a rare departure from form, Firebolt & The Orbiter spend the vast majority of an episode staying on topic for a change. Join us for a frank, open and honest discussion about drugs - myths vs truth, legal vs illegal. Just another relaxed, and at times humorous session talking bollocks! Mentioned in this episode: TruTV - http://bit.ly/2kBs25B The Guardian - http://bit.ly/2J52QiL Kurzgesagt - http://bit.ly/2srqwXn Supporter links: Website - http://bit.ly/WebBDO Merch - http://bit.ly/BDOME...
Breaking Bollocks... 10 - War
Firebolt & The Orbiter engage in another in-depth discussion, complete with humorous and occasionally controversial commentary. Politics, anarchy, revolution, cold wars, world wars and nuclear weapons all feature in the subject matter - as do the usual meandering digressions we've come to know and love. What is it good for? Mentioned in this episode: ARPANET - http://bit.ly/2k6qwbw Anarchy In The UK - http://bit.ly/2GrLNFg Roger Waters on The White Helmets - http://bit.ly/2IM6GjS Owen...
Breaking Bollocks... 9 - History
Breaking Bollocks takes Queen hostage! Find out more by listening to our latest discussion. Firebolt and The Orbiter pass judgement on the world's "great" empires, whilst attempting to stay on topic for more than five minutes at a time. Mentioned in this episode: The White Helmets - https://imdb.to/2rkAie7 BBC Newsbeat - https://bbc.in/2JS07ZP Mesopotamia - http://bit.ly/2FEcTZB Cunk On Britain - https://bbc.in/2HQFzjU Humanosphere - http://bit.ly/2rjCzoX The Man In The High Castle -...
Breaking Bollocks... 8 - The Future
Firebolt & The Orbiter hold another deep and meaningful conversation, peppered with a modicum of humour. What does the future hold for ourselves and the human race? Mentioned in this video: Humanists UK - http://bit.ly/2vpspbW Neel Kolhatkar - http://bit.ly/2qILoIA exurb1a - http://bit.ly/2qJP0dC Black Mirror - https://imdb.to/2JZYx9c Stephen Hawking - http://bit.ly/2qKcKPv Carl Sagan - https://imdb.to/2HbgVxW Isaac Asimov - http://bit.ly/2Hz3A1N Tesla - https://for.tn/2HAvf2A CGP Grey -...
Breaking Bollocks... 7 - U.S. Politics
Racism, Russia & Rifles! Firebolt & The Orbiter discuss the United States political system both past and present, as well as considering how it relates to global stability. Is the Cold War really over, and is America a democracy in name only? Mentioned in this episode: Russian spy - http://bit.ly/2Is0CsT Red Sparrow - https://imdb.to/2H0bMYE Mueller investigation - http://bit.ly/2ElGaYc Two Tribes music video - http://bit.ly/2GAhHVd U.S. oligarchy - https://bbc.in/2EmPTgV Electoral college...
Breaking Bollocks... 6 - Religion
"Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition" - or do they? In perhaps their most controversial conversation to date, Firebolt & The Orbiter consider the subject of religion. Mentioned in this episode: The word "religion" - http://bit.ly/2u7p4gO NerdCubed - http://bit.ly/2G4NKba Highlander - http://imdb.to/2Ge9rZG Julia Sweeney - http://bit.ly/2pxwwMz Matt Kirshen - http://spoti.fi/2IKTMQ7 Richard Dawkins - http://bit.ly/2pw8QZR Humanism - http://bbc.in/2FTGbbn Illegal faith schools -...
Breaking Bollocks... 4 - Automation
Does automation benefit or harm society? How has automation made our lives easier, and what potential pitfalls will future developments bring? Join Firebolt & TheOrbiter for an in-depth and occasionally light-hearted discussion. Mentioned in this video: Melodyne - http://bit.ly/2EE8x8U Westworld - http://imdb.to/2HrWLw9 Simon Evans Goes To Market - http://bbc.in/2BEvLcw WALL-E - http://imdb.to/2EHApVy Star Trek: The Next Generation - http://bit.ly/2EUUmMe Deus Ex - http://bit.ly/2Gw9SLp...
Breaking Bollocks... 3 - Education
Firebolt & TheOrbiter share their thoughts about different education systems and their effectiveness in this podcast-styled episode. Mentioned in this podcast: Chetham's School of Music - http://chethamsschoolofmusic.com/ Boy In A Band "You don't legally have to go to school." - https://youtu.be/FR0_sZtCfJ0 New Scientist "Scotland has banned smacking children - so should everyone else" -...
Breaking Bollocks... Copyright
Firebolt & TheOrbiter share an in-depth discussion about the pros and cons of copyright in its various forms. Mentioned in this podcast: Dave Gorman's "Modern Life is Goodish" - http://www.davegorman.com/projects_modern_life_is_goodish.html "Hello Internet" podcast - http://www.hellointernet.fm/ Beatles copyright - http://ultimateclassicrock.com/paul-mccartney-sony-beatles-copyright/ Monkey copyright -...
Breaking Bollocks... Freedom of Speech
Firebolt & TheOrbiter share an in-depth discussion about the pros and cons of copyright in its various forms. Mentioned in this podcast: Dave Gorman's Modern Life is Goodish - http://www.davegorman.com/projects_modern_life_is_goodish.html Hello Internet podcast - http://www.hellointernet.fm/ PPL - http://www.ppluk.com/ PRS for Music - https://www.prsformusic.com/ NerdCubed - https://www.nerdcubed.co.uk/ Website - http://breakingdadofficial.co.uk Facebook -...