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A podcast unlike every other podcast on the planet, in that we made it. Join Mike the Llama and perpetual special guest Dr. Brant Raven as they discuss the issues of the day and perhaps...prick the bubble in which you live. An entertaining look at the issues of the day, whichever day that might be...

A podcast unlike every other podcast on the planet, in that we made it. Join Mike the Llama and perpetual special guest Dr. Brant Raven as they discuss the issues of the day and perhaps...prick the bubble in which you live. An entertaining look at the issues of the day, whichever day that might be...
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Australia

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A podcast unlike every other podcast on the planet, in that we made it. Join Mike the Llama and perpetual special guest Dr. Brant Raven as they discuss the issues of the day and perhaps...prick the bubble in which you live. An entertaining look at the issues of the day, whichever day that might be...

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@PrickingB

Language:

English


Episodes

Not Death, but Taxes

10/20/2019
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Is a Flat Tax a good idea? Why should someone pay more income tax, simply because they earn more? And why does Dr. Raven care so much about it? Join Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven as they Prick the Bubble of a Flat Tax and for a little extra, whether the Govt should support unemployed millionaires.

Duration:00:45:53

Modern Feminism

10/13/2019
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Do you self-identify as a feminist? Do you actually know what being a feminist means? Is your understanding of the definition of feminism based on the outrage of online feminists? Quite possibly you're getting the wrong message. Join Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven as they Prick the Bubble of Modern Feminism. And if you rolled your eyes at the thought of two white men discussing feminism, this podcast IS actually for you.

Duration:00:47:35

Send in the Clones

10/6/2019
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We've clone animals, but what about cloning humans? What are the moral and ethical consequences of cloning people? Is it possible to discuss Clones without getting sucked into Science Fiction? Is it possible for Dr. Brant Raven to not mock Mike the Llama's questions? Join the teams as they Prick the Bubble of Cloning.

Duration:00:47:31

The Monarchy

9/29/2019
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Australia's Head of State is a 90+ year old English woman. Has the Monarchy had its day or is it doing a good job? Should Australia retain the British Royal family? Would we be better off having our own President? Would that just turn in to an idiotic popularity contest? Join Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven as they Prick the Bubble of The Monarchy!

Duration:00:47:47

Cultural Respect

9/22/2019
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Do you respect the wishes of a culture? What if a group asked you to respect their culture and not climb their sacred rock? What if another group asked you to respect their culture and allow them to whip girls? Is accepting another person's culture conditional on our own culture? Join Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven as they Prick the Bubble of Cultural Respect.

Duration:00:44:12

Selective History

9/15/2019
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Sometimes, history is looked at through splayed fingers. Some countries embrace their history, whether good or bad, whilst others simply ignore the bits that cause them grief. Join Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven as they Prick the Bubble of understanding your History.

Duration:00:46:27

Conspiracy Theories

9/8/2019
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JFK, Moon Landings, 911, Aliens, trans-dimensional Lizard Overlords...the list goes on. Nobody trusts the official stories on anything anymore, but why? Join Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven as they Prick the Bubble of Conspiracy Theories.

Duration:00:46:04

Death Penalty

9/1/2019
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Capital Punishment is one of those topics where people hold strong views one way or the other. Should murderers be put to death? Terrorists? How about a pedophile or rapist? Yes? What if it was your family member who committed the crime? Join Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven as they Prick the Bubble of the Death Penalty.

Duration:00:47:04

Slacktivism

8/25/2019
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Feel strongly about an issue? Good stuff! But, what are you doing about it? Changing your Facebook photo? Join Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven as they Prick the Bubble of Slacktivism and whether you are actually making a difference.

Duration:00:46:37

More Guns!

8/18/2019
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No sooner had we discussed guns and how the USA might approach a change to their gun laws then 2 mass shootings occurred withint 12 hours of each other. Join me, Mike the Llama, and Dr. Brant Raven as we prick the ever-growing bubble of acceptance of gun deaths in the USA.

Duration:00:22:22

Fallen Idols

8/11/2019
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While we would never condone racism and sexism, how about when one of our Idols has a fall from grace? Does seeing their films, buying their albums, seeing their sporting event send the wrong message? Join Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven as they Prick the Bubble of loving your Fallen Idols.

Duration:00:43:22

Taking Offence

8/4/2019
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Do we have the right to offend others? How offensive it too offensive? Should people be allowed to say offensive things? Isn't that how we identify who does and doesn't suck in society? Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven prick the bubble of whether or not taking offence is your problem or mine.

Duration:00:46:17

Guns Guns Guns

7/28/2019
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Is a gun necessary? Not in Australia, but is it in the USA? Have we been a bit too preachy when it comes to telling the USA how to deal with their apparent lack of gun control? Join Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven as they prick the bubble of gun control.

Duration:00:40:52

What happens to our Collections when we die?

7/21/2019
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Do you have a collection? Have you thought about what you want to happen to it when you die? Is the collection only of value to you? An investment? What is the point of it? Join Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven as they prick the bubble of what will happen to your collections when you die? It's not as morbid as it sounds ;)

Duration:00:44:55

Religious Freedom

7/14/2019
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Australia is considering some laws to protect Religious Freedoms, but were these freedoms actually at risk? Join Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven as we prick the bubble of religious freedoms. Bit of a language warning for those of you with delicate ears.

Duration:00:42:28

Sports Idols

6/14/2019
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Why do we worship sports stars? Are they simply a cog in a huge money making machine? What about Little Johnny in the hospital who gets a visit from his favourite player? Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven Prick the Bubble of Sporting Idols. Fact Check #1 - Kool Aid was invented in 1927, but Flavor Aid was mostly what they used in Jonestown.

Duration:00:45:21

2019 Australian Election Recap

6/13/2019
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What the hell just happened? The 2019 Australian Election has come and gone and like Santa slipping down the chimney of that little shit who lives around the corner, promised so much but delivered so little. Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven recap the election and poke lovingly at your political bubble.

Duration:00:41:18

Gender Remakes

6/13/2019
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Bond...Joan Bond. Hold on, who? What's going on with Gender Remakes? Is it good? Is it bad? Is it necessary? Is it too many questions in one paragraph? Join Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven as they prick the bubble of Hollywood's gender remakes.

Duration:00:49:06

Vegetarianism

6/13/2019
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So you've given up meat. Why? Why not? Are you comfortable eating meat? Mike wasn't, so gave up. Join Mike the Llama and Dr. Brant Raven as they prick the bubble of vegetarianism...or was that pricking the bubble of being omnivorous?

Duration:00:47:50