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A weekly podcast with two brothers, Brandon and Jordon, that solely focus on Smoggin each other’s Nog. It’s an endless pursuit of that feeling when you ponder a novel concept, or think about an idea so complex or nuanced that you can’t take a side...or you can take both sides. Or just general confusion and bewilderment. What smogs your nog, doesn’t necessarily smog mine. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try though.

A weekly podcast with two brothers, Brandon and Jordon, that solely focus on Smoggin each other’s Nog. It’s an endless pursuit of that feeling when you ponder a novel concept, or think about an idea so complex or nuanced that you can’t take a side...or you can take both sides. Or just general confusion and bewilderment. What smogs your nog, doesn’t necessarily smog mine. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try though.
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A weekly podcast with two brothers, Brandon and Jordon, that solely focus on Smoggin each other’s Nog. It’s an endless pursuit of that feeling when you ponder a novel concept, or think about an idea so complex or nuanced that you can’t take a side...or you can take both sides. Or just general confusion and bewilderment. What smogs your nog, doesn’t necessarily smog mine. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try though.

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English


Episodes

Episode 16: Mythomania

4/8/2019
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The word liar is used to label people and to signal to others that someone is not to be trusted and this word is thrown around at the drop of a hat. It is hard for someone to get back into good graces when they have been deemed to be a liar and it is even harder if they have been deemed to be a pathological liar. However, what even is a pathological liar and what causes someone to partake in this antisocial behavior? Generally, pathological lying is the symptom of some other condition which...

Duration:01:29:10

Episode 15: Taking Stock of Your Self

4/5/2019
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In 2008 Mike Merrill decided to portion ownership of himself into 100,000 shares and sell off ownership of some of those shares. The initial shares of his "stock" were mostly purchased by friends and family with few strangers deciding to partake. Mike decided to maintain the majority of his stocks for himself but pledged them to be non-voting. From this point on he began running all major life decisions by his investors and hung his hat on the hope that these people would make decisions...

Duration:01:12:14

Episode 14: Satanic Panic (Swapcast with Grogtalk)

3/18/2019
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The Satanic Panic, as it is known today, centered around the tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons which was released in 1974. The fear and rumors surrounding the evil nature of the game were fanned by the masses of youth that seemed unnaturally enticed by the mystical nature of the stories and lore. The timing was almost too good to be true which lent itself to a clashing of ideals between the youth trying to make their own mark on the world and the adults who were trying to reel in a world...

Duration:01:31:46

Episode 13: The Sun Vanished

2/24/2019
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It is a popular past time in today's society to downplay the positive nature of social media. We are constantly bombarded with idiots made famous, irrelevant stories made popular, and tales of woe regarding social media's impact on our fragile minds. However, social media has resulted in some very talented displays of creativity. One such example is the twitter page, The Sun Vanished. With over 500k followers, this page tells the harrowing story of one person stuck in a world parallel to...

Duration:00:51:21

Episode 12: Swastika Appropriation

2/17/2019
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Of course, the first symbol that comes to everyone's mind is the Swastika. Although this design is in wide use by people of the Indian peninsula for thousands of years, the entire meaning of the symbol was changed to fit the mistaken beliefs of Hitler and his Nazi party. However, this is far from the only symbol to be reused or even misinterpreted. The Ichthys was used to hide Christians from open persecution and is now worn as a badge of honor, similar to the Cross. The sign of Asclepius...

Duration:01:19:33

Episode 11: Dirty Doctors

2/9/2019
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It may be hard to understand with hindsight, but for most of human history if we couldn't see something with our eyes it didn't exist. In the early 1840's, in Vienna, this worldview was put to the test when people began to notice that mortality rates during deliveries with doctors were significantly higher than with midwives in the same hospital. One doctor at this hospital, Ignaz Semmelweis, observed that the infection which had killed one of his friends after an injury was similar to the...

Duration:01:13:56

Episode 10: SAT & IQ Tests

2/2/2019
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In 1920 Carl Brigham adapted the Army's mental test to aid the admissions process for his Alma Mater, Princeton. In the nearly 100 years since the implementation of the SAT, it has faced criticism for being unfairly biased and increasingly outdated as a methodology for testing mental ability. Carl Brigham was a noteworthy American psychologist who used his illegitimate findings to publish a book in 1924 which called for strict immigration laws and asked Americans to stop spending money to...

Duration:01:32:19

Episode 9: Celebrity Net Worth

1/26/2019
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Send us an email with feedback or nog smoggers to smogonthenog@gmail.com Available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Youtube, Pocketcasts, Overcast, & Castro Leave us a review and we'll give a shoutout! Follow us on Instagram or Twitter: smogonthenog

Duration:01:02:13

Episode 8: Polish Jokes

1/19/2019
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Send us an email with feedback or nog smoggers to smogonthenog@gmail.com Available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Youtube, Pocketcasts, Overcast, & Castro Leave us a review and we'll give a shoutout! Follow us on Instagram or Twitter: smogonthenog

Duration:01:22:39

Episode 7: Illuminati Card Game

1/12/2019
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The creator of the game, Steve Jackson, referenced his inspiration for the game from a trilogy book series in the 70s called Illuminatus. He created his card game in the early 90s, and still maintains it's strictly satire. The game is most reknowned for its "predictions" on it's cards for a card depicting what looks like the Twin Towers exploding in the middle. The card is named "Terrorist Nuke". There's also a separate card with the Pentagon on fire in the middle of it. It's impressive that...

Duration:01:32:58

Episode 6: China's Social Credit System

1/5/2019
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China has begun "early-access" of their social credit system. If you've seen Black Mirror, the episode titled "Nosedive" is very similar to what they're implementing for their citizens. It's rumored to be mandatory by 2020. They are planning on having a 360-degree surveillance and rating system in place. Time spent on video games, making frivolous purchases, communications in text or social media. What kind of news or content you're sharing. You'll also be connected to your friends who can...

Duration:01:14:34

Episode 5: Viral Schadenfreude

12/29/2018
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Duration:01:06:23

Episode 4: Gaming Ratings & Regulations

12/22/2018
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The ESRB is not a federal entity, it's a governing body of major video game companies like EA. Is it necessary still and are we okay with them "regulating" themselves. It seems like just another gatekeeper. The catalyst in the 90s was Mortal Combat for the politicians to lobby for existence of ESRB. Arcade games like Time Crisis and House of the Dead also had a factor. The advent of 3d games made it seem more graphic because of how groundbreaking it was. There were others. Sega created The...

Duration:01:31:47

Episode 3: Life After Death

12/15/2018
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From Edgar Allan Poe to Patrice O'Neal, why are so many influential people recognized postmortem? There's definitely some commonalities.

Duration:01:38:08

Episode 2: Dubai Girls- The dark side of Instagram models' picture-perfect vacays

12/8/2018
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Josh and Derek join to discuss the phenomenon of "Dubai Girls" on Instagram and other social media platforms. Made popular by sites like tagthesponsor. We discuss the dark side of these "business dealings" and the ramifications on the public psyche. Video Used in Intro: https://archive.org/details/gagsandgals Article Referenced: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45392566 Send us feedback or any Nog Smoggers to smogonthenog@gmail.com

Duration:01:02:38

Episode 1: The Spotlight Effect/Egocentric Bias

12/3/2018
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A weekly podcast with two brothers, Brandon and Jordon, that solely focus on Smoggin each other’s Nog. It’s an endless pursuit of that feeling when you ponder a novel concept, or think about an idea so complex or nuanced that you can’t take a side...or you can take both sides. Or just general confusion and bewilderment. Video Clip From The Intro: https://archive.org/details/ShyGuy1947

Duration:00:59:11