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The Eclecticast is a podcast about the topics Ben and Steph are fascinated by, swapping back and forth each week to surprise each other with something new.

The Eclecticast is a podcast about the topics Ben and Steph are fascinated by, swapping back and forth each week to surprise each other with something new.
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The Eclecticast is a podcast about the topics Ben and Steph are fascinated by, swapping back and forth each week to surprise each other with something new.

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English


Episodes

54. The Answer To Alex Jones Is Bill Hicks - The Life And Times Of Alexander Emerick Jones Part II

9/15/2019
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This week Ben finishes of his two part series on Alex Jones, talking about his new business model, his relationship with Trump and the outlandish events of the past few years. We also chat about Lana Del Ray, giving up your dating information to Facebook and the sad passing of the Jeremy Renner App. If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover, email theeclecticast@gmail.com with either "Steph topic" or "Ben topic" in the subject, or tweet at Ben (@SRHGBG) or gram Steph...

Duration:01:35:54

53. Sex Robots Will Kill Us All

9/8/2019
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This week Steph reflects on movies from the 80's set in 2019, how accurate and inaccurate their predictions were, and our opinions on whether we can have sex with robots. We also discuss bed bugs in The New York Times office, Disney war on popular culture and why The Eclecticast office won't be on a WeWork floor. Finally we talk about Ari Aster's new film Midsommar. If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover, email theeclecticast@gmail.com with either "Steph topic" or "Ben...

Duration:01:45:08

52. You Don't Hear About The New World Order Anymore - The Life And Times Of Alexander Emerick Jones Part I

8/25/2019
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This week Ben guides us through the first part of the Alex Jones episode, guiding us through childhood, early career and what his beliefs are. We also chat about how Iceland is melting and the Amazon (the good one) is on fire, Elon Musk's totally normal plan to nuke Mars and the authoritarian world of Amazon (the bad one). If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover, email theeclecticast@gmail.com with either "Steph topic" or "Ben topic" in the subject, or tweet at Ben...

Duration:01:39:40

51. Gone Gal

8/18/2019
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This week Steph tells us about the twisted tale of Angela and Ian Diaz, and Michelle Hadley. This one is certainly a bizarre journey. [Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault] We also talk about the cynical marketing campaign targeting millennial associated buzzwords, the disturbing number of young people without friends and the obligatory (though delayed) Jeffrey Epstein conversation. [Trigger Warning: Paedophilia, Sexual Assault, Suicide] If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover,...

Duration:01:19:46

50. Demo # 0 - Test

8/12/2019
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In this very first attempt to record content, we talk about our history of broadcasting and performance, religion and cults, appropriation of culture, living out of home and our early plans for the podcast. I feel like you learn a lot about what makes us tick in this demo. Real fans will take note of all the quotes included in The Eclecticast theme. If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover, email theeclecticast@gmail.com with either "Steph topic" or "Ben topic" in the...

Duration:01:45:04

49. Demo # 6 - Why We Don't Fuck

8/4/2019
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This week Ben tells us about Platonic love, the original dialogue from which it emerged and what it means to navigate a friendly relationship with someone you could be sexually attracted to. We also talk about feet pics, the Oscars and our plans to become podcast millionaires. If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover, email theeclecticast@gmail.com with either "Steph topic" or "Ben topic" in the subject, or tweet at Ben (@SRHGBG) or gram Steph (@badgalpheephee).

Duration:01:30:40

48. Would You Like To Ride My (LEGO) Train?

7/29/2019
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This week Ben goes personal and talks at length about one of his hobbies. LEGO. Its history, all the different kinds of LEGO and the issues surrounding this ubiquitous brick. Trigger warning: Suicide. We also chat about the problem with the glut of podcasts, why are some people are going to the U.N. so they can continue to harass women and how the ladies also reportedly like sexy time. If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover, email theeclecticast@gmail.com with either...

Duration:01:38:13

47. Modern Slavery Exists

7/21/2019
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This week Steph tells us about modern slavery, its surprising prevalence in western countries and a few recent examples of this horrific crime. We also talk about how you should wash your clothes, the weird habits we keep from out childhood and the movie "Hail Satan?". If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover, email theeclecticast@gmail.com with either "Steph topic" or "Ben topic" in the subject, or tweet at Ben (@SRHGBG) or gram Steph...

Duration:01:24:09

46. Demo # 2 - Red Dragon

7/15/2019
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Ben talks about Revelation 12 Sign, a prophecy for the end of the world which of course failed and the wider context of the Book of Revelation. This one is a bit messy. We also talk about the season finale of Rick and Morty, complain about how many podcasts they are and provide a behind-the-scenes look at trying out some new samples (hopefully soon to return!) If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover, email theeclecticast@gmail.com with either "Steph topic" or "Ben topic"...

Duration:01:26:54

45. Duh, Killing

7/7/2019
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In this episode Ben talks about films investigated or charged incorrectly with featuring the murder of actors, where the line for freedom of expression lies, the issues with depictions of violence and sex and that time Charlie Sheen thought he saw a snuff film. Trigger warning: violence and sexual assault. We also chat about Dick Smith's predictions about a billionaire massacre, Facebook's image analytics and the problems with facial recognition tools and the end of the golden age of...

Duration:01:24:59

44. Deuce Bigalow: Ghost Gigolo

6/30/2019
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This week Steph tells us about spectrophilia, which celebrities believe they have had spiritual lovers, how to summon a succubus or incubus (not the hit Nu Metal band) and incidents of supposed sexual assault by ghosts. Trigger warning: sexual assault. We also chat about Google's position in a pride parade and its employees who want to protest, why the world needs a more holistic approach to mental health and Adam Sandler's quest to destroy culture and why Netflix is enabling him. If you...

Duration:01:16:22

43. At Least Trump Isn't Advised By A Cult Leader

6/24/2019
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This week Ben talks about the Park political dynasty of South Korea, how the last president was impeached for being corrupt and what this all has to do with the daughter of a cult leader. We also talk about how a German court greenlit the ongoing mass slaughter of male chicks, why the FBI helped search for Bigfoot and reflect on the legacy of the Australian Big Brother house. If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover, email theeclecticast@gmail.com with either "Steph topic"...

Duration:00:59:59

42. And You Get A Past-Life!

6/16/2019
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This week Steph tells us about past-life regression, some of the experiences and practitioners and how weird our dreams are. We also talk about body positivity and health, Jessica Biel's thoughts on vaccines and Jon Stewart before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (not the full committee). If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover, email theeclecticast@gmail.com with either "Steph topic" or "Ben topic" in the subject, or...

Duration:01:24:15

41. Moses Must Die

6/9/2019
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This week Ben goes through a casual roundup of some of the weird verses in the bible, such as brutal deaths, the face of God and that time The Lord tried to kill Moses We also talk about Kim and Kanye's Antichrist church, a development reducing the need for water in jeans manufacturing and Japan refusing to save women from the scourge from high heels. If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover, email theeclecticast@gmail.com with either "Steph topic" or "Ben topic" in the...

Duration:01:04:15

40. Demo # 3 - I'll Push That Button

6/2/2019
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In this demo episode Steph talks about the Stanford prison experiment, it's horrible implementation and what it says about human nature. Ben rants a lot in this episode, thank God we got him a shock collar after this. The experiment was discredited after this demo was recorded, which we discuss in demo # 8, which was episode # 32. The chronology of the demos is all weird. We also talk about our favourite Halloween episodes of television and mention doing an episode about Halloween, which...

Duration:01:12:22

39. Birdemic 3: When Emus Attack

5/26/2019
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This week Steph tells us about when birds attack people, steal knives and spy on foreign governments. We also chat about the disappointing results of the Australian federal election, sex cults and the controversial (among bigots) episode of Arthur. Finally, we lay Game Of Thrones to bed, without having to say something lame like "All Men Must Die" or "Our Watch Has Ended". If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover, email theeclecticast@gmail.com with either "Steph topic" or...

Duration:01:36:02

38. Breaking The Lawsuit

5/17/2019
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This week Ben talks about lawsuits against Heavy Metal, how it was part of the panic about satanism and subliminal message in popular culture and how record came to be labeled in the United States. Trigger warnings for suicide and sexual assault. We also chat about the upcoming Australian federal election and clash over the Ted Bundy movie, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Finally we discuss the penultimate Game Of Thrones episode. f you have a topic you would like either of us...

Duration:01:36:50

37. (The Money Goes) All The Way To The Top

5/12/2019
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This week Steph tells us about Amway, a Multi Level Marketing company that is definitely not a pyramid scheme. Why you even ask that, the shape is a reverse funnel, didn't you do geometry in school? She informs us about the life destroying joys of becoming an "Independent Business Owner" and the politics of their cretinous founders. We also talk about the IPO of Uber in the shadow of labour protests and the deeply unsatisfying culture of the Marvel cinematic universe (skip from 15:15 to...

Duration:02:11:53

36. Ringo Starr Symbol Defence Systems

5/2/2019
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This week Ben talks about threats and attacks against The Beatles, including their tours of Japan, the Philippines and the United States, the knife attack on George Harrison and the shooting of John Lennon. We also chat about feminist banana art in Poland and where we rank on the banana scale. Finally, we discuss Game Of Thrones' biggest battle. If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover, email theeclecticast@gmail.com with either "Steph topic" or "Ben topic" in the subject,...

Duration:01:40:51

35. Who Dat Girl

4/26/2019
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This week Steph tells us about the arch-enemy of the art historian, The Mona Lisa, how it became famous and the speculation about the painting's meaning and subject. We also chat about previous topics, Marie Kondo and Colonel Sanders. Finally, we discuss the awkward episode of Game Of Thrones and speculate about who will die in the next episode. If you have a topic you would like either of us to cover, email theeclecticast@gmail.com with either "Steph topic" or "Ben topic" in the subject,...

Duration:01:43:35