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Breaking Bollocks... 17 - Animals
More maniacal meanderings and mixed metaphors as Firebolt & The Orbiter discuss all sorts of nonsense, with a vague anchoring in the subject of "Animals". Covering subjects as diverse as vegetarian/veganism, bestiality & species resurrection, we again chat seriously but irreverently for a while in our fortnightly podcast series. An extended uncut version of this and other Breaking Dad episodes is available through Patreon by subscribing at Breaking Dad Fan level and above. Other patronage...
Road Trip... 100th Video Special
To celebrate our 100th video release we put together a marathon video, in which Firebolt shows off his trucking skills by driving us all the way across Europe in Euro Truck Simulator 2. Setting off from our local Aberdeen truck depot, with his trusty co-pilot The Orbiter to drink beer and keep the scintillating conversation and banter going, this is the full journey. It may be late arriving, but despite all the technical hurdles along the way (including camera batteries dying, computers...
Breaking Bollocks... 16 - Music
Firebolt & The Orbiter delve into the world of music, waxing philosophical on the most important subject of them all! This episode includes our very own bonus hidden track live performance of a famous piece of 20th Century music. An extended uncut version of this and other Breaking Dad episodes is available through Patreon by subscribing at Breaking Dad Fan level and above. Other patronage tiers are available... Visit https://www.patreon.com/breakingdad for further details. Mentioned in...
Breaking Bollocks... 15 - Crime
Firebolt & The Orbiter's discussions are getting longer but what can you do? Brought to you with the help of Tamnavulin single malt whisky, and guest starring Starstuff with the occasional helpful comment, this episode's topic deals very roughly with the concept of crime. An extended uncut version of this and other Breaking Dad episodes is available through Patreon by subscribing at Breaking Dad Fan level and above. Other patronage tiers are available... Visit...
Breaking Bollocks... 14 - UK Politics
A frank and honest discussion across the generational divide, considering the increasingly worrying political climate around the world, with specific reference to current affairs in the UK. Firebolt and The Orbiter voice their concerns and speculate on where it's all potentially heading. An extended uncut version of this and other Breaking Dad episodes is available through Patreon by subscribing at Breaking Dad Fan level and above. Visit https://www.patreon.com/breakingdad for further...
Breaking Bollocks... 13 - Morality
Firebolt & The Orbiter tackle some controversial issues surrounding the concept of morality, in one of our most thought-provoking and challenging chats to date. We explore boundaries, question assumptions and examine our own senses of morality in this sometimes awkward, occasionally humorous and always honest consideration of right and wrong. Mentioned in this episode: Dis After Dark - http://bit.ly/2tAwRAW Richard Dawkins - http://bit.ly/2tEiUSC Dream Theater - http://bit.ly/2tLGEnm Dara...
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... 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 -...